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VOL. I, NO. 14
RIOT IN A CtlURCH MEN AND WOMEN ENGAGE IN A LIVELY FREE-FOR-ALL FIGHT. BOOKS AND fURW.URE EMPLOYED WHEN POLICE ARRIVE COMBAT- ANTS UNITE AND TURN ON OFFICERS. CAUSE Of THE RIOT IS NO KNOW N NO ONE KNQWS EXACTLY WHO STARTED TH E FIGHTMANY ARRESTED. Joliet, 111., May 5.Men and women fought hand-to-hand with each other, and then, altogether, fought hand-to hand with the police in the Slavonic Roman Catholic church. The trouble was started by several women as the collectors were circulating through the church. There were 2,000 men, women and children in the church when the fight began. In spite of all the pro testations of Father Kollar and as sistants the church members fought fast and furious with pieces of furni ture, knocking each other right and left. Some one ran from the building and called on the police for help. In a few minutes a patrol wagon full of police drove v.\) to the church and the men hurriedly entered into the edifice, which was full of thwacks, din and turmoil. Bloody limbs and battered faces were frequent. A few men had been penned into a corner by a num ber of angry women, who punished them with clenched hands and books. But by the time The Police Arrived some of the combatants had ad to the street. As the police entered the church those on the outside returned to the fight, armed with clubs, stones and revolvers. Those within left off -fighting with each-other and unitedly beget the. police Those from without fired ini6 the patrolmen from the rear. Wouteti:$}) children cried out in ter ror at the sight, and many men ran W ifc Of il ill iXf ft to ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft from the church or leaped out of win dows. Then the policemen drew re volvers and threatened to shoot unless order prevailed. The affrighted com batants ceased fighting and the police men began to make arrests. Of all I the persons injured none had to be i taken to a hospital. Father Kollar, who rushed into the midst of the fight. in an effort to calm his parishoners.' lX':-'C.'fcCX'l,frCC,fr C.H.MILES Wholesale Liquor Dealer The Pioneer Wholesale Liquor House of Northern Minnesota A FULL LINE OF Imported and Domestic Whiskies, Brandies, Gins, Rums, Wines and Cordials Always on Hand Large and Small Buyers Can Save Mon- ey and Time by Purchasing at Home. Mail Orders Promptly Attended to. Special Distributing Agent for the Celebrated Old JAS. E. PEPPER WHISKEY C.H.MILES BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA. ascaped uninjured. .Many anests were made during the day, but no one knows exactly who started the fight or what it was about. BOBS" IS COMING. Lord Roberts Expected Soon to Visit" America. London, May .5. Lord Roberts' eagerness to visit America grows upon the doughty little general, and his de sires undoubtedly will be gratified be fore many months. During the past year all the distinguished Americans visiting London have pressed invita tions upon him. Accordingly, "Bobs" has been seeking a mission to give of ficial countenance to the visit. He is reported to have found it in a review of the Canadian militia in recognition of their war services. Roberts prob ably will be accompanied by his fam ily, who are also eager to visit New York, Washington. Chicago and Bos ton. Roberts undoubtedly will ac company the Ancient and Honorable Artillery of London, who are slated to visit Boston in September, DIES FROM BEATING. Injured Man Names His Assailants Before Passing Away. Wilkesbarre, Pa., May 5. John Masulis, a resident of Plymouth, who was held up at an early hour on Wednesday morning by four members of the notorious Bull Run gang and beaten in a most horrible manner, died yesterday. In his dying declara tion he implicated Thomas Thomas, John McDermett, David Thomas and Charles Edwards as the assassins. They were all arrested and are now in the county prison, charged with the murder. BIG SWEAR-OFF. Twelve Hundred Members of a Con gregation Take the Pledge. Wilkesbarre. Pa.. May r.Th en tire congregation of Father Curran's church last night took the temperance pledge for a year. Over 1T200 marched to the church, the girls and women wearing white dresses and wreaths and. carrying flowers, the boys in uni form, and the men wearing regalia. They raised their right hands and swore to abstain themselves and to prevent intemperance in others. Shoots Brother, Then Kills Himself. Nelsonville, Ohio, May 5.At Sand Run, a mining village north of here, Charles Dunkle fatally wounded his brother, John Dunkle, the result of a quarrel. Charles then shot himself In the head, dying instantly. Killed by Hostile Mayas. Mexico City. May 5.News has been received from Yucatan that Col. Jose Gonzales Alas, commanding the Sec ond battalion, was killed at Bacalar by a band of hostile Mayas. No other deaths are reported. frt frC:frgv JQKfCOSlSIMS GIRL'S SHOES STRIKE A.. SPIKE IN LOOSE POWDER IN A FACTORY. AWflJl tXNO.SION EQLL&W.S EIGHT PEOPLE KILLED AND MANY MORE OR LESS SERIOUSLY JWJ E D. fACTORY IS COMPLETELY WRECKED FIREMEN RESCUE THE MAIMED- PEOPLE BLOCKS AWAY INJURED. Cleveland, May 5. An explosion that caused death and destruction oc- cj.ir.r-ed in the plant of the Thor Man ufacturing company. Eight persons are dead, while about thirty others are lying injured in hospitals, some fatally and ethers more or less seriously. The Thor Manufacturing company is engaged in the manufacture of toy tor pedoes and other explosives. The com pany was in the midst of its busiest season. A large stock of material was on hand. Extra girls were being em ployed and by the end of the week it was intended to put on the market the largest shipment ever sent out by the company. The force of the explosion was tremendous, and windows within a radius of a quarter of a mile were broken. The house on Orange street, next to the factory, was occupied by Morris Cohen, with his wife and right children. With the Collapse of the House simultaneously with the explosion, the woman and four children were caught in *he falling ruins and horribly erusned. They were all taken out un conscious. Mrs. Cohen died on the way to the hospital. The fire origin ated in a peculiar manner. The tor pedo caps are filled in molds and there is constant danger of some of the loose powder, supposed to be fulmi nate of mercury, dropping on the floor. For this reason the girls and boys who are employed in the factory are com pelled to remove their shots while at work, so as to remove the danger of striking sparks. "The explosion was due to the frolicsome propensities of a new firl who had been employed at the plant less than a weeek. The girls had their shoes on at the noon hour, and one playfully shoved another of the girls. As the girl slid along her Shoes Struck a Spark in some loose powder. Instantly the floor was ablaze. With great pres ence of mind, a girl ran to a tub of water and threw the water on the floor. The fire had gained too great a headway, however, and the water did not stop it. At this juncture a painter who was working on a building next door, glanced through the open win dow and saw the fire. The girls did not seem to realize their great danger and were trying to extinguish the flames. The painter, however, realiz ing what was stored in the buildings, yelled for the girls to run for their lives. There were four girls, ten boys and one man in the factory when the explosion occurred. The flames were easily subdued by the firemen after the explosion, and there was nothing left of the factory byt a pile of debris. The fire-fighter:- at once commenced the work of digging in the ruins for the imprisoned. ThS dead were re moved to the morgue and the injured were hurried off to the hospitals. KAISER SEES TH E POPE. William Has a Long Conference With the Pontiff. Rome. May Emperor William was received by tin? pope yesterday" He had a conference with the popi of forty minutes' luratfbn and then turned to the residence of the Prus sian minister to jfhe holy see. Thf1 day was britrht, and as the emperor and his suite, traven the streets of Rome he was enthusiastically ac claimed. His majesty presented Prince Frederick William and Prince Eitel to the pontiff Mio Vatican the "in- peror w-a-s i ^-d wi?h military hon ors by the Paiatine guard and a pla toon of gea4armes .-'el !je was wel comed by th lii:rh dignitaries, of the pontifical court. T-he v'isijt of Kmperor William wav returned byt. Cardinal Rampolla. papal Secretary of state, at the Prussian legation. National Industrial Conference. Chicago. .May 5.A .national indus trial conference, to which former President Cleveland, Senator Hanna, President Gompers of the American Federation of Labor. John Mitchell of the miners' union and other (.oaders in the industrial End political life of the country will be invited, is to be called by the National Civic Federa tion to meet in Chicago. QUIET DAY FOR PRESIDENT. Pleasing Incident Occur Church Services. Sharcfa S| rings, Kan.. May kitiv as.i ..i it aw aid* tlu rMethc.disi day and listened oj a -:i DYNAMITE A CHURCH. Result of War by Negro Preachers Against "Policy." Chicago, May 5.The war which negro preachers of Chicago are waging on "policy" culminated in an att to dynamite the International chr.rch at 3S25 Dearborn street late las night. A negro mass meeting called urarouso the sentiment against the evils which the game is said to work in the col ored population, had he/m he!.! in the church and the eongvei atien Irarl been dismissed but a few minutes when the. dynamite was thrown. The few per sons who remained in the building were rot injure.I. The explosion broke all the windows of the church and blew a large hole in the south wall. The shock of the explosion was felt for seeeral blocks. HORRIBLE BRUTALITIES. Atrocities in Bessarabia Are as Bad as Those of the Turks. Vienna, May 5.Horrible brutalities are reported to have occurred during the re-Put riots at Kischeneff, Hessa rabia. Many women and children were victims of the mob, which included even the better classes of the in he. I itants. Some of the victims were thrown from windows to tlu\ pave ments. The rioters also pillaged and defiled the synagogues and killed the caretakers. What the looters of houses were unable to carry off they saturated with parafflne and burned. The damage done to property is esti mate a several million roubles. The Jews who escaped from Kischeneff are seeking refuge at Odessa and else where. MOB'S DOUBLE HANGING. Two Murderers Taken From Officers! and Executed. Vicksburg, Miss., May 5.Bob Iiry ant and Will Morris, the assassins of W. H. Legg, were hanged to the Yazoo bridge at Haynes Bluff just before daylight yesterday morning. Bryant had made a confession to the officers who arrested him, implicating Morris, whom he accused of firing the fatal shot. At a point near the Legg place 200 armed farmers stopped the offl cers and took the two negroes Into a I near-by thicket. Robbery motive for the murder jB BEMIDJI. BELTRAMI CO.. MINN., TTESDAY.. MAY 5' LOG TEN CENTS PER WEEK. During Pres- i i-ittle i ster- i reu at this lace i sermon pr -ached by rr !*r minisT5i\ -w .V::i Ka :s:v Cl v, v:\a cami i purp A iHmiB this -i.'-Kv' irrtfH A pleaii-iTg in- I-..- u( iHir-r-el serA'-ices b( gam Two ':.:i iris standing in th aisle, ih dent's w. As so) as tfc saw thou he drew Into his and- during -i!:--r i-: th" shared the same ran conclusi ii of t!i3 ice tin ident shook hands with a jnirii people. rian of "i rrvrri \ti rn I'M. til.' vi Hi \i were uresi- \b ii \h i U. V* \tl I II i f i i, I r"x was the POPE LEO'S VOICE. PLANNED BY TH E MAFIA. Italian Miner Is Stabbed Through the Heart. Punxsutawri"v. May .r Battle Between Turkish So! Insurgents. London. May 5 A i i the.. Morning Lender from. Sofia i Ibea a bati!e between Turks and hrsm ertts at LogtKiasch, The Turks were feated with a loss of six officers and 200 men killed. Wir.ona Wian Drowned. Winona, Minn., May 2~. Clemens Hofer, a well known resident of Wi nona. fell into the Mississippi river at Fountain City, Wis., yesterday and was drowned. Hofer was one of the oldest residents of Bnuffalo county, wis.' Fire Destroys a Tannery. Port Washington, Wis., May yesterday destroyed the tannery of C. A. Mueller, with a loss of $50,000. Several other factories were In danger. The plant will be rebuilt immediately. It Is Heard for the First Time in i America. Notre Dame, Ind.. May 5. The student body had a unique experience yesterday. Dr. Zahm while in Rome was given a graphp'phqne record of Pope Leo XIII. giving his solemn hen-1 edictlon. This was glyen through aj graphophone In the university hall. |RAIN Pl0t\S IHR0110H A CROWD The words were dfstinctly heard by all presenL This is the first Mine that the voice of the pe hnsjiei-u hoard in America. Frank Carfa, an Italian i iin r, was stab-Ued through the hear at Walstori by a recent arrival frnm. SouTlTefii I'aly, who gave his name as Agholln I3ati8te. Carfa died Instantly and his slayer ia in jail. The manner in which t.he-mur- der was committed indicates that the deed had been planned by the Mafia. Yfis its. '1 l'.e.so iioods aro r\'. lini1 S A few of the ideas of this store: i Mi. liruYe iMi II (i i! -\v Uuilil tin's business for the fiHui [i)- ii:.' present. Rings All Rings in out* store, includ ing Hat solid gold, oval and set rings will be sold lor In Emblems Lodge Pins, Chains, Brace lets, Studs, Sit eve Buttons, Stick Pins, Fobs and Solid Cold and gold filled Chains, we have the most complete line in the city. This week for 15 per cent off LIVES GROUND OUT DAY OF MERRYMAKING CLOSES WITH A FRIGHTFUL CATAS- TROPHE. LEAS A To llinl every trrmsaptit is mpletct] in an ftitin.'ly satisfactory manner. njaUe every individual sale- every quotation a ri i 1.1,or of further business. To ri feet an i:i',e it!i i!ion which will have tht- lichest i ktev. in com meicial hi\M iv. NOTICE. Two oxrelit lit brands of Hour ure carried bv us and we want aligned housekeepers and other Consumers of the im- tntod articles to In eiiiio bt'ttci1 S 2J mei is aid JO lart.hcr lhan anv otliers, nnnnTTrnnTfTmTTTTnnTTTTnmTTTTTTTTTTfTTTTTTTTTTTTnTTnTTnTTU?TTTTTTTnTTTTTTrnTTTTrfTT SWduced Succa For this week only, in Jtwclry, Silvery are, Ntatiorerv. Cut (ilays. Toilet Articles, Watches, Fcuntain hns, Etc A[llnc of the iurt nd op-to-dtffc Pojlllvely the \tiy latest styles In Corre.ipondcnce 5tatloncry. N. M. JOHNSON 1st Door Kust of First Nat. Hunk Bemidji Minn. SEVEN PERSONS ARE KILLED AND THIRTY SERI- OUSLY INJURED. GROUND UNDER lilt: Will ILS CROWD CRIES FOR VENGEANCE AND STARTS AFTER THE ENGINEER. Detroit, Mich.. May 5. A day of merrymaking and celebration by 500 Polish excursionists tiom Toledo was brought to a close by a frightful catas trophe at the corner of CanHeld and Dequinder streets at S:30 last eyeoiug in which at lea.^t .^even of the excur sionists were kille and thirty serious lay injured. The excursion was iven by the Polish Lancer of Toledo over the Lake Shore railroad. The excursionists left the train at the corner of Canfield and Jtequinder streets yesterday morning and were met "By a number of local Poles and Polish societies, who es corted the visitors to St. Joseph's church. An entertainment was held later at Harmonia hall. Ab'out .8 o'clock the visitors began to gather a^ain at the corner of Canfleld and Dequinder streets to take their train back to Toledo. There the Lake Shore and Grand Trunk Tracks run nut from cfreet Kfatinn on We Watches Our line of WaUmes, includ ing Crescent Street ill jewel movement John Hun special -1 jewel:-: Hampden, Duelier,drain!, 17 jewels, this week at] Ladies' Goods I 'oeketbooks, Wri.-t Bags, Toilet. Sets. Manicure Sets and gold novelties of all kinds at 25 per cent off iimU AiiUiAl Hi liLi ULi LkL UL Ui kkit UUkLkikikkUilLiiiLiiiiiUULiUULiUUUkiliUUUU4AU Or a* vV a((iuaint'cl with their mor- Jjj Havoi", rich-'in nutritious ele- J.P.YOUNGI 3* Dequinder street. Four policemen stood :it the corner of Cariflelu aud endeavored to keep the excursionists from crowding through the gates Onto the Tracks. Despite their efforts'" bund reds crawled under of over the mites and walked down the dark tracks to await the ar rival of their train, which could ho seen coming slowly up from the sta tion. Probably 1 nun persons were scaTlered along the tracks for two blocks waiting to board the Lake Shore excursion t/aln and secure seats. Suddenly from out of the dark ness came the Grand Trunk Chicago and New York express known as the Pan-American flyer. It plowed through the mass Of penpbi, throwing thern to both sides of the track, bruised and maimed, and g"round a number of them under the wheels. Patrolman John Schrrite, John Shinda. a prominent local Pole, and a number of others who wen- at the crossing, asfserl tfial the flyer's W)- stle Was Not Blown, nor was the brdJ rung No statement could be secured on this subject at tho local Grand. Trunk office fast night. The (Ivcr A as checked and stopped as quickly a possible and backed pack to the icene of ih catastrophe, where, for two blocks the track was eovp-d with mangled and dying peo ple. Four of tie dead were killed out right by the train and the others died after being taken to the hospital. A cry for vengeance went up from the Pops as soon the they realized what slaughter the Grand Trunk train had done. A demonstration was started avail's' the engineer of the flyer. Some cue shouted: "Get the engineer: kill him." and a" rush was made down the track for the cab of the engine. The police had forestalled them, however, and and officer guard ed each door of the cab. The angry Poles stood about and uttered threats until the flyer resumed its trip into the, station. Ten cents pays for a week's sub scription to THK.DAI LY PIONEKR. Try it.