VOL. I, NO. 5
TRAI N IS WRECKE
FATAL RAILROAD ACCIDENT OC-
CURS NEAR SPRING VAL
ONE KILLED, SEVERAL INJURED
CARS BREAK AWAY ON STEEP
GRADE AND CRASH INTO
CAUSED BY DEFECTIVE BRAKE
TRAIN CREW AND PASSENGERS
SAVE THEMSELVES BY
-Spring Valley, Minn., April 24.E.
C. Stublefier of 290 East Sixth street,
St. Paul, was instantly killed and sev
eral other people were injured in a
railroad accident near here yesterday.
The afternoon train, a mixed freight
and passenger, from Spring Valley to
Woodville, was stalled on a hill two
miles west,of town. The coach and
two cars were left standing while the
balance went over the hill. A de
fective brake let them get away and
they ran down the hill with great
speed and crashed into another train
just starting up the track. In the col
lision the coach was almost complete
ly telescoped between the engine of
the colliding train and a car load of
slabs. When the cars ran back most
of the passengers jumped, and the
train crew, after doing ail they could
to stop the runaway, also jumped.
Only two passengers, Stublefier and
another man, were in the coach at
the time of the collision. Stublefier
was killed and the other was badly in
jured- Those who jumped were also
hurt more or less. Adolph Simonson,
a brakeman, had an arm cut off under
the wheels B. H. Joslin of Moline, 111.,
arm broken and badly bruised James
Mullen, pumpman, foot and head
bruised and torn. Joslin and Mullen
jumped just before the collision. Si
monson was knocked off the rear car
of the train by the shock. No blame
attached to train crew, as owing to the
absence of air brakes and a defective
hand brake the cars could not be held.
The grade is the steepest on the whole
Northwestern road. A jury sat on the
hody of Stublefier and a verdict re
turned in accordance with the facts.
A special train took Joslin, Mullen and
Simonson to the hospital at St. Paul
and the body of Stublefier to his home,
None of the injured will die.
This Space is
MINERS WILL GO TO WORK.
But They Must Put in Full Time
Pcttsville, Pa., April 24.Announce-
ment was made here yesterday that
the 30,000 mineworkers who were
locked out by the Reading company
because of their refusal to work nine
hours Saturday, will be permitted to
return to the mines to-day providing
they pledge themselves to work full
time Saturdays. General Superin
tendent Luther says the company in
sists on compliance with this regula
tion. Following the instructions is
sued by President Mitchell the miners
employed by the Reading company at
Mahanoy City, Ashland, Mount Car
mel and other towns in the Schuylkill
region reported for work, but were
told by the superintendent that no or
ders to resume operations had been
received. At Shenandoah none of the
locked-out men appeared at the col
lieries. They announced their inten
tion of remaining away from the
mines until the return of the district
officials from Wilkesbarre. It is ex
pected, however, that they will ac
cept the company's terms and return
to work to-day to await the result of
the conciliation board's action.
PREVENTED A CLASH.
President of Guatemala Thanks Min
ister Combes for Preventing War.
Washington, April 24. United
States Minister Leslie Combes was
the means of preventing a Avar be
fxuatemal a and Salvador. A
letter from President Mauel Estrada
of Guatemala, transmitted to the state
department by Mr. Combes, reads in
"There is no doubt whatever that
the good offices offered by you had a
great influence toward restoring peace
between us, and I have the satisfac
tion of tendering you in the name of
Guatemala my most heartfelt thanks
for your work."
The ml jj'l'er in his response de
clared anything the United States
diplomat representative might ac
gj_pplish toward conserving the peace
would be done.
Completes Tour of Yellowstone.
Cinnabar, Mont., April 24. PrSfV
dent Roosevelt has completed his
tour of the Yellowstone Park. He ar
rived at Fort Yellowstone about noon
yesterday from Norris, and to-day
will inspect that post. Secretary
Loeb reports that he is in the best of
health and enthusiastic over his trip
through the Dark.
Woman Held for Trial.
Grand Rapids, Wis., April 24. At
the conclusion of the examination of
Mrs. Walter Harroun, charged with
the murder of her husband she was
bound over for trial in November. An
application for bail will be made next
DREYEIS BOB S IP
WRITES A DRAMATIC LETTER
ASKING FOR REOPENING OF
SAYS COURT WHICH CONDEMNED
HIM WAS IMPROPERLY
ESTERHAZY THE REAL CULPRIT
APPEALS TO MINISTER OF WAR
AS SUPREME HEAD OF MIL-
Paris, April 24.Alfred Dreyfus hus
submitted to Minister of War Andre a
lengthy letter-in which he asks for
a reopening of his case by means of
an investigation by the minister, as
the supreme head of militarjjustiefe.
The letter, which is dated Paris,
April 21, confirms the reports that
Dreyfus has been living quietly here
for some time. It promises to cause
a tremendous agitation among the
various elements of the political
groups for and against Dreyfus.
The first part of the letter is an
earnest plea that the court which con
demned him at Rennes was improper
ly influenced, first by the annotated
document ascribed to Emperor Will
iam, and second, by the false testi
mony of one of the witnesses, Czern
After arguing on the extent to
which these contributed to .his con
demnation,, Dreyfus recalls in graphic
terms the long series of horrors to
which he had been subjected.
The letter throughout is couched "in
a highly dramatic style, which is like
ly to rnake it one of the notable pa
pers of the case.
Dreyfus refers to Esterhazy as "One
who stands before the entire world as
O'CONNELL IS INSTALLED.
Succeeds Conaty as Head of the Cath
Washington, April 24.Mgr. Denis
J. O'Connell was installed yesterday
as rector of the Catholic University of
America in succession to the Rev.
Thomas J. Conaty. Dr. Conaty has
been rector of the university since
January, 1897. He was appointed re
cently, bishop of Los Angeles, and af
ter a brief rest will proceed to that
city, where, some time in May, he
will assume his new duties. His suc
cessor was for several years rector of
the American college at Rome.
ROBBERS USE DYNAMITE.
Blow Up Safe in a Postoffice and Es
cape After Battle With Citizens.
Frankfort, Ind., April 24.The safe
in the postoffice in Michigantown was
blown to pieces with dynamite and the
contents stoled. The robbery was
committed by two masked men after
they had held up Dr. Zinn, who was
passing the postoffice. The men bound
Zinn and threw him into the corner
of the room ten feet from the safe.
Citizens fired on the robbers, but they
escaped. Dr. Zinn was not injured by
ROOT DEFEATS M'COY.
Bout Was a One-Man Affair From Be
ginning to End.
Detroit, Mich., April 24.Jack Rbot
of Chicago was given the decision
over Kid McCoy at the end of the
end of the tenth round last night be
fore a crowd that packed Light Guard
armory to its capacity. The bout wa"s
a one-man affair from beginning end,
McCoy never having a chance. Root
landed at will with left and right to
face and body, and generally without
return. Bat Masterson was referee.
FAILED TO ANSWER.
Order of Default Is Entered Against
Members of Packing Combine.
Chicago. April 24.A formal order
of default was entered by JuVge
Grosscup against the packers who
have failed to answer the govern
ment's anti-trust bill. The final order
of injunction was not entered against
the defendants owing to the absence
of District Attorney Bethea from the
city. It is expected that the packers
will appeal when the final order Is
Burlington's Mines Tied Up.
Omaha, April 24. Two hundred
coal miners at Sheridan, Wyo., struck
for recognition of the union. The
mines are tied up. The mines are
owned by the Burlington railroad.
Earthquake Shocks Felt.
Guayaquel, Ecuador, April 24.Two
earthquake shocks were felt here yes
terday. The first was slight and the
GREAT 'AGITATION IS PROMISED Pany. The i-cceiyershin was ordered
i by Jifdge CTrosscfip in the United
I States Circuit court late yesterday
afternoon upon the return unsatisfied
of judgments aggregating over a mill
ion dollars in fft-vot of the Guaranty
Trust Company of New York.
BEMIDJI. BELTRAMI CO.. MINN., FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 1903. TEN CENTS PER WEEK.
STREET RAILWAYS FAIL.
Receivers Appointed for Three Chi
Chicago. April 24.R R. Covin of
New York. James H: Eckels and Mar
shall E. SampsoU of Chicago have
been appointed receivers of the Union
Traction company, tire North Chicago
Street Railway company and the
I West Chicago Street Railway coni'
CANNOT INCREASE WAGES.
Arbitration Board Finds That Textile
Operators Cannot Afford It.
Boston. April 24.--According to the
report of the state board of arbitra
tion and conciliation presented to
Gov. Bates yesterday, the textile coi
porations in Lowell involved in the
present strike of 17.000 operatives,
with a single exception, cannot afford
to pay their help the 10 per cent in
crease in wages demanded by organ
ized labor. The exception is the Law
rence Manufacturing company, the
books of which, according to the re
port, show that it is able to grant the
advance asked for
NOW WEARS CROWN.
SENTENCED TO DEATH.
^British Soldiers Who Created a Fttot
in Barracks Must Die.
Pretoria. April 24. Five private sol
diers belonging to the Leinster regi
ment were sentenced to death in the
supreme court in connection with a
riot which took place at the barracks
March 2$. When the military police
attempted to arrest a number of
drunken soldiers the latter, reinforced
by som* of their eomradc^'frred on
the police. One of the latter, a mem
ber of the Leinster regiment, was
killed and sixteen men were injured.
IS NOT WITHDRAWN.
British Minister to Cuba Merely Goes.
Home on Vacation.
London, April 24. The report in
circulation in Havana that. Mr. Car
den, the British minister to Cuba,
will be withdrawn because of Cuba's
preferential treatment of imports
from the United States, are declared
at the foreign office to be quite un
founded. Mr. Garden is merely com
ing home on a vacation.
*at our store.
Sultan's Brother Has Been Proclaimed
the Ruler of Morocco.
Madrid, April 24. A special diS
patch from Melilla, Morocco, says
Mulley Mohammed, the sultan's
brother, has been proclaimed emperor
at Fez. A dispatch from Tangier,
April 27, said the sultan had again of
fered the crown to his brother, who
had refused it. It was added in a dis
patch from Melilla the same day that
the sultan, accompanied by his broth
er, had started for Tm, the head- J^TTnmiTmTmfmnnmTmfnnmimmTTmmmmnTiTfnnTTTTmmTTnnnrTmnTm-
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great excitement prevailed at Fez.
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