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/J0OCK GEN. MILES
OFFICERS EXPRESS SURPRISE AT
HIS UNPRECEDENTED
ACTION.
MASS Of HEARSAY COMPLAINTS
REPORTED ALL HE HEARD
AGAINST SOLDIERS WITHOUT
INVESTIGATING,
EVERY CASE HAS BEEN ACTEDMJN
NOT A CASE MENTIONED BY HIM
THAT HAS NOT BEEN IN-
VESTIGATED.
Washington, April 30.The officials
and army oficers at the war depart
ment are puzzled over the unprece
dented action of Gen. Miles in includ
ing a mass of hearsay complaints
against the army in the Philippines in
an official report of an inspection tour.
JJo such official report was ever before
received from an American army of
cer.
"If Gen. Grant had made a tour of
incpection in Georgia ofter the Civil
war," said one army officer of high
rank, "and had gathered up all the
complaints of the rebels against Gen.
Sherman, it would have been similar
to this act of Ce-.. Miles.
"There is IK-C a case mentioned by
Gen. Miles that has not been investi
gated and acted upou. There have
been 139,000 American soldiers in the
Philippines and not less than 6,000 of
"*ficers. ^Some of these officers have
been old regulars, some young men
who had recently been commissioned
in the regular army and some volun
teers. There have not been to ex
ceed a dozen seriors charges made
against these officers, and when you
consider that there were 6.000 of
them, it is not a serious indictment of
the army."
Gen. Miles, officers say, was in the
Philippines four weeks, and did not
investigate a single case of outrage,
but he reported what he had heard
against the soldiers, and at the same
time some of th best inspection of
ficers in the army were making a
painstaking investigation of these
complaints.
WYOMING'S GOVERNOR DIES.
Secretary of State Becomes Executive
of the Commonwealth.
Cheyenne, Wyo., April 30.Gov. De
forest Richards died at his home in
this city at 8 o'clock of acute kidney
disease. Gov. Richards was born in
Charleston, N. H., Aug. 6, 1846. After
finishing his schooling at Phillips
Andover academy he went to Alabama
and engaged in cotton raising. In 1885
he established himself at Chadron,
Neb., organizing the Chadron National
bank. In 1886 he came to Douglas,
Wyo., and est-oMshed the First Na
tional bank. He was elected mayor,
then state senator, and in 1898 was
elected governor on the Republican
ticket, succeeding himself in 1902.
The governorship falls to Fenimore
Chatterton, secretary of state, as there
is no lieutenant governor of Wyoming.
THREE SUICIDES.
Washington People Take the Carbolic
Acid Route.
Washington, April 30. Three per
sons committed suicide in this city
yesterday. All used carbolic acid as a
means of ending life. The three were
Leonard H. Mangum, a former clerk
in the census office GuyE. Padgett,
a real estate and insurance agent, and
Mrs. Sadie Plummer, a young woman
whose husband keeps a lunch room on
Pennsylvania avenue. Mr. Mangum
lost his position in the census office
last July, and since then has been un
employed. The cause of Padgett's
death is unknown. Mrs. Plummer was
found unconscious lying across a bed
In her room and died soon after being
taken to the hospital. She is said to
have attempted suicide once before.
ANTI-SEMITIC CRIEC.
Longshoremen at Montreal Angry at
Jewish Workmen.
Montreal, April 30.The longshore
men's strike is assuming a more seri
ous character. There are about half
a dozen vessels in port now and on
four of these work was commenced
yesterday. Most of the non-union
laborers are Italians and Jews. At
noon 300 men and their sympathizers
went from ship to ship crying "Kill
the Jews." The police on guard at
the various piers drove them hack at
the points of revolvers. Mayor
Cochran has requested that the militia
be called out.
Five Injured in Collision.
Albany, Mo., April 30.In collision
between a south-bound freight and an
accommodation train 011 the Burling
ton at New Hampton yesterday five
jnen were injured.
Fell Dead From His Horse.
Appleton, Minn.. April 30. Harry
Baker, a young farmer living near
town, fell from his horse while riding
along the road, and was dead when
found. Death is supposed to have
been caused by heart failure.
Swallowed Paris Green.
Grand Rapids, Wis., April 30.John
Teske, an old resident of Auburndale,
committed suicide by taking paris
green. He had been drinking for
several weeks. He took the poison in
the cemetery.
1
JURY NEARS COMPLETION.
Eight Men Secured for the Trial of Dr.
Ames.
Minneapolis, April 30.The work of
securing a jury for the trial of Former
Mayor Ames is progressing with an ex
pedition which has surprised the at
torneys on hoth sides. The net result
of the tv,o days' work is the selection
of eight jurors. It is quite likely that
the work will be completed to-day and
the taking of evidence begun to-mor
row morning. The appearance cf Dr.
Ames causes much wonder. There is
nothing sad or gloomy in his de
meanor. In fact, it is just the oppo
site. The change which has come
over the man during the few weeks
since he was brought back to the city
over whose destinies he had presided
dining lour mayoralty terms is some
thing astonishing. He no longer re
quires the aid of his faithful wife
when he walks. He stands erect,
smiles an old-time smile of confidence
and seems to have hardly the least
concern about the outcome of the trial.
KILLED BY ELECTRIC SHOCK.
Duluth Man Drops Dead While Turn
ing on Electric Light.
Duluth, Minn., April 30.Samuel
Gilbert, cashier of the Redcliff Lum
ber company, and brother of President
Frank L. Gilbert of the same institu
tion, dropped dead at his home here
at an early hour yesterday morning as
a result, it is said, of an electric shock
sustained while turning on the light in
one of the upper rooms while after a
glass of water. It developed that the
electric light wires in front of his
home were crossed and that the in
sulation was somewhat defective, and
the supposition is that he had his
hand on the water faucet at the time
he endeavored to turn on the light. He
died almost instantly.
HIS SKULL FRACTURED.
Load of Hay Upsets, Killing the
Driver.
St. Paul, April 30.Michael Tierney
was fatally injured at the corner of
Sixth street and Smith acenue yester
day by the upsetting of a load of hay
which he was bringing to town. His
skull was fractured. The manner in
which, the wagon came to upset is un
known. It is supposed one of the
wheels went into a hole, and the load,
being top-heavy, keeled over without
warning. Tierney was riding on the
front of the load. As it turned over
he" fell head foremost to the ground
and was almost completely covered by
the hay. He died a couple of hours
after b^ing taken to the hospital.
Laborers' Pay Raised.
Winona, Minn., April 30. UrtVn
labor in this city feels much ela'ted
over the action of the city council in
passing a resolution which proviffes
that the work-day for laborers on the
streets shall be r.ine hours, a reduc
tion of one hour, and the pay shall be
$1.75, an increase of 50 cents a day.
The resolution was sprung as a sur
prise by the minority, and almost be
fore the aldermen knew what they
were doing it had passed. There is a
possibility that the matter may be re
considered.
Obstinate Log Jam.
Tavlors Falls. Minn., April 30.The
Nevens dam crew under Manager
Frawley. the Stillwater Lumbermen's
Board of Trade river drivers and the
Stillwater Boom company's pile driver
and crew are at work trying to break
the ,^g jam in the dalles. While there
is riot over 7,000,000 feet in it, t\ey
say it is one of the most stubborn they
have dealt with.
Bonus for Employes.
Winnipeg, Man., April 30. Lord
Strathcor.a, the governor of the Hud
son's Bay company, has caused to be
intimated to all employes of the com
pany of a year's standing that they
will receive a bonus of 10 per cent on
their salaries for the past year.
Iowa Town Burned.
Marshalltown, Iowa, April 30.Prac-
tically the entire business portion of
the town of Melbourne, this county,
was burned yesterday morning. The
burned area covers about three blocks,
leaving only three buildings standing
on Main street.
Storm in Iowa.
Council Bluffs, Iowa, April 30.
Southwestern Iowa was visited by a
heavy wind and rain storm last night.
Telephone and telegraph wires are
down and in some places the water is
said to have done some damage to the
railroad tracks.
Farmer Shoots Himself.
Milnor, N. D., April 30.Ola Will
iams, living four miles southeast of
here, was found dead in a vacant
building near town. A coroner's jury
returned a verdict of suicide.
Banker's Sudden Demise.
Appleton, Minn., April 30. C. F.
Woods, banker and leading citizen of
Correll, was stricken with apoplexy
Saturday night, and died last night.
Snow in Dakota.
Pierre, S. D., April 30. A rain
storm which started here last night
changed to snow and about two inches
i fell.
Fined for Illegal Fishing.
Fergus Falls, Minn.. April 30.The
game wardens are after the illegal
fishermen. Charles Waters was dis
covered with a large spear and an
artificial light at the outlet of Clither
all lake and was fined $25 and costs.
Creamery for Lisbon.
Lisbon, N. D., April 30.After many
years of unfruitful effort Lisbon is to
have a creamery. J. L. Blunt, Garner,
Iowa, has the contract. It is to be in
operation June 1. The concern will be
incorporated with $3,000 capital.
NEWS IN BRIEF.
Overflow From the Wires in a Con
densed Form.
Tom Sharkey won his wrestling
match with F. C. Qulnn at Hartford,
Conn.
Dr. George Eoardman, author, orator
and preacher, died at Atlantic City, N.
J., after a long illness.
'j Capt John-A. Stoncr, a well known
seaman on ihe great lakes, died at his
home in Monroe, Mich., aged seventy
one years.
Emperor William will be accompa
nied on his visit to Rome by Chancel
lor von Buelow and Field Marshal
V/aldersee.
Jack O'Keefe of Chicago and George
McFadderi of New York fought at the
light-weight limit in Boston. O'Keefe
won on points.
KING WILL SEE PONTIFF.
Great Britain's Sovereign Will Visit
the Vatican.
Rome, April 30.King Edward, ac
companied by Gen. Pedotti, represent
ing Ging Victor Emmanuel, and es
corted by a brilliant array of cavalry,
went to the Pantheon yesterday and
deposited wreaths of laurel and palm
on the tombs of King Victor Emman
uel I. and King Humbert. His majesty
then enjoyed a long drive through the
city and returned to the Quirinal for
dinner. The crowds which gathered
in the streets througn which King Ed
ward passed continuously acclaimed
the visiting sovereign. King Edward
and the king of Ita drove to the coli
seum, the arch of ^itus, the Palatine
forum and the monument of Victor
Emmanuel. King Edward expressed
his greu,t admiration for what he saw.
This afternoon King Tdward will go
to the Vatican. He will be conducted
by the majordomo to the private
apartments of the po^e, and no one
will be present at the interview be
tween the pontiff and the British sov
ereign.
Another Special Message.
Madison, Wis., April 30. Gov. La
Follette's special- message on the
freight commission bill will probably
be presented to the legislature to-day
and may be read by him in person in
the. assembly. The document is a
very long one, said to contain 20,000
words.
CAMPBELL IN TR0UBLE.
Charges of Embezzlement are Made
Against Him.
Duluth, April bJ. Benjamin J.
Campbell, chiet cl and bookkeeper
of the Imperial eouci of the Modern
Samaritans, a secret beneficiary order
with Councils in many towns in the
Northwest, was arrested here yester
day on a warrant s.rorn out by the
United States Fidelity Guarantee com
pany, charging him with having em
bezzled $2,795 of the funds of the or
der. The prisoner was arrairp.ed, but
waived examination and was bound
over to the grand jury.
CAPTURE DF WOLVES.
Young Men Make Good Pay by Hunt
ing the Wild Animals.
Osceola, Wis., April 30.Polk coun
ty continues to hold first place among
the northern counties where the hunt
ing of "varmints" is still a pleasure
and profit. John and Henry Tilton re
port the capture of six young wolf
cubs and the mother on the hills east
of town a few miles. Three nights'
sleep was lost, but their reward was
$70. There are several young men
who hunt for a livelihood.
HARBOR OF REFUGE.
Government Work Is About to Be Be
gun Again.
Pepin, Wis., April 30.Work in the
harbor of refuge at this place that was
begun by the government last fall was
resumed yesterday. A part of the gov
ernment fleet is now here and the re
mainder will arrive to-day. The har
bor now extends out into Lake Pepin
450 feet and will be completed out
1,00 feet this summer. This work is
under the charge of Engineer Dushane
of St. Paul.
The Pioneer Harness Shop has put
in an elegant line of Trunks,
Valises, Dress Suit Cases
and a complete line
of Leather
Goods.
We carry in stock everything in the
Harness and Saddlery Line,Har
ness Oil, Mica Axle G-rease,
Whips, Lap Robes, Fly
Nets, Etc.
Also the celebrated International Stock Food.
OUR MOTTO: Reasonable Prices and Fair Treatment.
THE PIONEER HARNESS SHOP
Frank Longcoy, Prop.
No. 317. BEMIDJI MINN.
THE MARKETS.
Latest Quotations From Grain and
Live Stock Centers.
St. Paul, April 30. WheatNo. 1
Northern, 77(7j.78 l-4c No. 2 Northern,
60^71c No. 3, 75(f/76c. CornNo. 3,
43ft45c No. 4 41 @53c. RyeNo. 2,
47i 4Hc. BarleyMalting grades, [email protected]
55c 'feed grades, 35#40c. $%(
Minneapolis, April 30.WheatNo.
harriV 77-l-2c-j-Nth1North em,
76 l-2c No. 2 Northern, 75 l-2c.
Duluth, April 30. WheatNo. 1
hard, 78 1-2c No. 1 Northern, 76 l-2c
No. 2 Northern, 75c flax, $1,09 1-2
oats, 33c rye, 50c barley, [email protected]
Milwaukee, April 30. WheatNo.
1 Northern, 80ftS0 l-2c No. 2 North
ern, 77 79c. Rye No. 1, 52 l-2c.
Barle 2, 58^60c. OatsStand
ard, 35(^(35 1-^c. CornJuly, 44 3-4c.
Chicago, April 30. Wheat No.
2 red, 771-2c No.,3 red, 69,75c No.
2 hard winter, 72 75c No. 3 hard
winter, 69 (fi 74c No. 1 Northern'
spring, 79 (Ti) 80c No. 2' Northern
spring, 7Sfy79c No. 3 spring, [email protected]
CornNo. 2, 44 [email protected] 3-4c No. 3, 43
@43 1-2e. OatsNo. 2, 31(5)31 l-2c
No. 3, Zm 30 l-2c.
Sioux City, Iowa. April 30. Cattle
Beeves $4 r: 5.2.r
cows, bulls and
mixed, $2"-4.25 stoekers and feeders,
$3^4.60 calves and yearlings, $3
4.50. Hogs, $6.606.90 bulk, [email protected]
6.80.
Ch'cago, April 30. CattleGood
to pume steers, $5.20(?T5.60 stockers
and feeders [email protected] heifers, $2.50{!7)
5 canners, $1.50#2.75 calves, [email protected]
6.40. Hogs Mixed and butchers,
$6.85 a 7.10 rough heavy, [email protected]
light, $6.70^7.05: bulk of sales, $6.95
@7.20. SheepGood to choice weth
ers, $4.25fi5 fair to choice mixed,
$3.75^4 Western lambs, $4.5065)6.50.
South St. Paul. April 30.Cattle-
Good to choice .-steers, [email protected] goo*d
to choice cows and heifers,, [email protected]
good to choice feeding steers, [email protected]
4.25 Lieer calves, $2 (f/) 3 good to
choice stock cows and heifers, [email protected]
2.75. Hogs Price range, $6.40
6.92 1-2 bulk, $6.60^6.65. Sheep
Good to choice sho.n lambs, [email protected]
fair to good. [email protected] 5. heavy, [email protected]
culls and stock ewns. [email protected]
Strike Portended.
Larimore. N. D., April 30. It is
thought here that the Great. Northern
trainmen will stay by their commit
tees and that the vote will be for a
strike by 95 per cent.
Charged With Arson.
Fergus Falls, Minn., April 30.
Thomas Hedsep, an Arabian peddler,
was arrested here on a charge of set
ting fire to the barn of Robert Spieker
man. The barn was destroyed. He
had been evicted from the premises.
Accused of Causing Death.
Helena, Mont., April 30.The police
arrested .Roy Jones and R. Moore in
Butte. They are charged with having
engaged in a quarrel with E. J. Harris
Sunday morning which resulted in the
latter's death.
Dray and
Transfer Line
Pianos, Furniture
and Commercial
Work Made Spec
ialties
AGENT FOR
OBSOBBS
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Phone 40. Proprietor
Jay Reynolds
Attorney-at-Law.
Office: Over Lumbermens Bank
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