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I VICTIM Of A FEUDI LEADING KENTUCKY POLITICIAN KILLED BY SOME UNKNOWN PERSON. SHOT IS flREO FROM BttliND KILLING IS ANOTHER CHAPTER IN LONG FEUD BETWEEN TWO FACTIONS. MAY RENEW BLOODY WAR ALREADY THIRTY-FIVE PROMI- NENT CITIZENS HAVE BEEN SACRIFICED- Jackson, Ky., May fi. James B. Marcum, United States commissioner in Eastern Kentuckey, ex-county judge of Jackson, and once a prominent can didate for the court of appeals, was assassinated while standing in the front of the court house doer here at 10 o'clock yesterday monfiifg. He was shot in the head from behind by some party unknown, located in a dark hall farther back. The killing is another chapter in the long-standing feud existing in Eastern Kentucky between the Hargis and Cockrill factions in which in the last decade the lives of thirty-five prominent citizens in the locality have been sacrificed. Marcum was the last Tecognized leader of the Cockrill fac tion in this feud, which originated over a contest for the office of town marshal in 1896, as the result of which John G. Hargis was killed by Jerry Cardwell. The feud s:nouldered until the spring election of 1901, when the Hargis Faction Overran to i the independent ticket and took pos session of the offices of county judge and sheriff. Mareum was the attorney lor Terry and Davis, the contestants "for sheriff and county judge. Tom Cockrill, a Cardwell man. shot und killed Ben Harges in a saloon. Di Tectly following this Dr. D. B. Cox, the guardian of the Cockrill boys, was asJellied sassinated. Then Jim Cockrill was shot from a window in the court house. This almost exterminated the Cockrill faction excepting Marcum. He was warned to leave., and through spies he learned of a plot to assassin ate him. He refused to leave and bar ricaded himself in his home tor sev nty-two days, and finally siipped away, went to Lexington and fought Ms opponents, in the -courts, finally wlntilne the COD test for Terry and Ic.H.MILESf Wholesale Liqiior Dealer $ $ The Pioneer Wholesale Liquor House $. of Northern Minnesota $ A FULL LINE OF 2 Imported and Domestic Whiskies, Brandies, Gins, Rums, Wines and $ Cordials Always on Hand 2 $ Large and Small Buyers Can Save Mon- to ey and Time by Purchasing at Home. JJ Mail Orders Promptly Attended to. ffi $ to Special Distributing Agent for the to Celebrated Old *j IJAS. E. PEPPER WHISKEY S C.H.MILES BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA. ^aa**-a99a**ia99*^ uavis, tne )ij.,can candidates. i-ie returned to Jackson six months n^o. His assassi.iaticn yesterday has aroused great excitement, and is be lieved to be a new beginning to anoth er bloody mountain Kentucky war. PRESIDENT WITH PEONS. New Mexico invaded by Mr. Roose velt. Pueblo. Co'o.. May iiSiren whistles of steel works and smelters -last even ing sounded a ciealening good-bye to I President ROoseveli as nis tr.un spec! away to the south Lnd west after a re markable wtl iinfe to him by a hiin dred thousand people of the Arkansas valley. His special train arrived at the Mineral Palace park ten minutes I ahead of time. A military escort ac- i ccmpaniccl tne carriages to a deco* rated platform that had been built in front of the palace. Here (he president spoke about fifteen minutes to an enormous crown. Last Sight .ie was traveling in New Mexico. EIGHT ARE NOW DEAD. Victims of the Terrible Cr.ta-trorhe 2t Decfjit. Detroit, Mich.. May G.The number of dead .resulting from the accident here Sunday night when a "Granil Trunk railway passenger train plowed through a large Polish excursion party from Toledo as the members were em barking tor home on a Lake Shore & Michigan Southern railway train, has been increased to eight. Frank Jafc lonski of Tok do died at Grace hospital last night after remaining unidentified until yesterday afternoon, when he was found at the hospital by his wife. Three others of the injured are not ex pected to live. REBELS ARE GAINING. Venezuela Is Far From Being in a Pacrfied Condition. Washington, Mayfi. Mr. Russell, United States charge at Caracas, re ports that there is increased activity among the revolutionists in Ved* ezuela that Mates has joined the land forces and is proceeding toward Caracas. This report agrees with mail advices that the department of state has received predicting a renewal of the revolution. Woman Accidentally Killed. MJnot. X. D.. ?\ay H. -Mrs. Addie Stacey of Kenmare. was instantly by the accidental discharge of a shotgun in her buggy. She was thirty-seven years old and leaves a husband and one child. Fracture Proves Fatal. Steubenville, Ohio, May 6.Former Probate Judge Croskey died yesterday from a fractured skull, caused by a brick thrown by a boy a few days ago. Judge Croskey had remonstrated with the boy for trespassing. TURKS KILL SftAM GREAT LOSS OF LIFE OCCURS DURING DISTURBANCES AT 3ALONICA. FOUR SUNDfttD JClLfD MOST OF THEM PUT TO DEATH BECAJSE THEY FORCIBLY RESISTED ARREST. ROUNDING UP THE BULGARIANS ALL ATTEPTS AT BOMB THROW- ING. ARE SUMMARILY DEALT WITH. Constantinople, May 6.A dispatch from Salonica confirms the report of great loss of lite during the disturb- I ances there. Four hundred persons, mostly Bulgarians and Macedonians,' were slain by the Turkish soldiers. I Most of these people werej killed be-1 cause they forcibly resisted arrest. All attpmpts at throwing bombs are now being dealt with summarily. At noon last Sunday a mar disguised as a'Turkish priest tried to ihrow a bomb into the telegraph office at Salonica he was apprehended and executed on the spot. The authorities continue to make arrests, and many Bulgarians dis guised as Turkish officers are being seized. Among those arrested are professors in a Bulgarian school who are alleged to have feen the head of a revolutionary movement. Edib Pasha, wha arrived at Salonica last Saturday to carry out the decree of martial law, has issued a proclama tion stating that the sultan has or dered him to deal severely with all persons guilty of outrages. Growl From Russia. Vienna. May 6.it is accepted here as certain that the direct result of crime ppVpetrated in Salonica wllt^be^ the crisis in the relations between Bulgaria and Turkey. Indeed, one of the many telegrams published last night assert point blank that Turkey is on the eve of sending a formal ulti matum to the principality. On the other hand, a private dispatch to the Zeif states that the Russian ambassa dor, in an audience with the sultan, in timated that should there not be rapid improvement in, the situatlo ma rines would land at Salonict and that Austria would occupy NoviBazar with a military force. BATTLE WITH REBELS. Both Turks and Revolutionists Suffer Heavy Losses. Salonica, European Turkey/May 6. An engagement between Turkish troops and a band of revolutionists is reported to have taken place in the Manastir district of European Turkey. Both sides suffered considerable losses. Ten Turkish officers are said to have been killed. Ambulances are being hurried to Monastir. TO REJECT CANAL TREATY. Colombian Liberals Say the Conserva tives Will Demand More Money. Kingston, Jamaica, May 6.Senor Camacho, Dr. 1'ribe and several other prominent Colombian Liberals have arrived here from Bogota on their way to Europe. They report that large numbers of Colombian Liberals have decided to emigrate to Mexico, having no confidence In the government of Colombia. They say, also, that a ma jority of the Conservatives have de termined upon the rejection of the canal treaty unless a greater sum of monev is forthcoming. ACCIDENTALLY KILLS HIMSELF. Politician's Revolver Discharged While Packing His Valise. Lexington, Ky.. May 6,Walter S. Bronson, aged thirty-one. city solicitor and prominent in politics in Kentucky, accidentally shot and Killed himself yesterday af'^rnoon. He was packing a grip preparatory to going to Rich mond to make a speech in the interest of a candidate in the Democratic cam paign. In transferring a revolver from a drawer to the grip, it fell, struck a dresser and was discharged, the bullet entering his stomach. Gen. Gomez Calls on Hay. Washington. May H. The veteran Cuban genera!. Gomez, was escorted to the state department by Senor Quesada. the Cuban minister, and he had an interesting interview with Secretary Hay. The general is re turning from St. Louis. whi|ier he went as one of the representatives of his government to the dedication cere monies. BOiIDJJ_BJl4TilAMI-CO^^\II^X.^\lUaX44^^^ t. -FKN-WQv-TS PEE?, WEEK. LLTHERANS WILL MERGE. Consolidation cf Scattered Groups Is in the Air. Winona, Minn., May Rev.. I'hilip von R'qhr cf this city, president of the Wisi'on.Viu Lutheran synod, which in eludes Wisconsin, Minnesota and art of Michigan that/an effort ts b*4g mtHrc (..bthW ail the Lutheran synods oi t-he counixy. lie has ji.s returned from a big meetttlg at Watenown, Wis., where there were resem over j^o ministers, where the matin- war- discussed with much fa vor. It was there decided to call an oth i' meeting to be held In Milwau kee, at which over 1.000 clergymen will be present, reprt senting ev synod in the country. The obj I the, consolidation is to L'.in.u, 1 fl. different Luihrran brrrtrcs into r.r. mony. WON'T SURRENDER OFFICE. Republicans Refuse to Acknowledge Socialist Officeholders. Anaconda. Mont., May 0. Ma I Sttpliens and the other Repub":!cr,n members of the city ndministia+ion yeBjerday refused to surrender t! ofBces to the recently elected So ists on the ground that the latter failed to qualify within the required time. Last night Mayor Stephens an.d the niembei.-, of the old city council chamber and found the place occupied by the So aiisis with Maybr-clpct Frincke in Li.e ciittir. Mayor Stephens and his followers quietly withdrew and held tn-ir session in another room. The matter "will now go into count on the official act of either set of otticials. RING IN CHICKEN'S GIZZARD. Missing Band Is Found by Woman Who Lost It. La Crosse, Wis.. May ti.While giv ing a birthday party to her friends Mrs. Nicholas Rice oi this city found imbedded in the gizzard of a chichen her wedding ring, which she lost four months ago. Her husband has been dead some time, and when the ring was lost she spent considerable time and some money trying to locate it, but without success Hterdfty-thfre was a birthday "feast at her home. Several of her chickens were killed. When she had about concluded clean ing the fourth and last chicken she found the ring in the gizzard. DISSIPATION AND DEATH. After a Night of Gambling a Young Man Kills Himself. Deadwood, S. I).. May 6.Elmer D. Town, in the employ of a local firm, shot himself through the heart yester day in the presence of his wife, after a night qf gambling and dissipation. He had ieceived his wages on Satur day eve.lng, and instead of taking it home he had gone to a local gambling establishment and lost it playing faro. When his last cent was none he went to his home, and taking down a rifle from the wall, loaded it. and, placing (the muzzle against his breast, pulled the trigger before his wife could stop him. MU8T GIVE UP LAND. Decision of the Minnesota Supreme Court Is Reversed. Washington, May 6. The United States supreme court yesterday re versed the decision of the supreme court of the State of Minnesota in the case of the Northern Pacific Railroad company VK. TownHend. involving the right of an Individual to locate public land within the Northern Pacific grant. The state court's decision was favorable to Tov^.isendts contention, but the federal rouri reversed that judgment on the ground that the grant to the Northern Pacific was equivalent to a congressional adjudication. BIG HRE AT D'JLUTH. $10,000 Worth of Lumber Destroyed in the Alger-Smith Yard. Duluth, Minn.. May Fire In tne Alger-Smith Lumber company's yards on Garfield avenue here last night de stroyed $10,000 worth of lumber and for a time placed 2.oon on1' MI t*. fcir ii.i' present. i* i/ to w. Mi Ml n\ I v! its. Tl.i'M' L ai i if* IT if fe. feet of the same commodity in jeopardy. All the departments in the city were called to the scene but the hlaze wa.s soon'un der control. Th'- fire is supposed to have originated from a spark from a passing engine HEAD AND ARMS CUT OFF. Boy of Eighteen Killed in Railroad Yards "at-MaSon City. Mason City. Iowa. May While attempting to jump from the Milwau kee passenger train Guy Dean. agr*d eighteen, had his head and arms cut from his body by falling under the wheels. With other young fellows he had been In the habit of boarding the tra'in and riding to the last yards, and jumping off while the train was in motion Freight Handlers Arrested. Duluth, Minn.. May 8.Five freight handlers are under arrest in connec tion with the disturbance when the strikers attacked a railroad car con taining nn-union men. The docks are strongly tuarded by police. Ij.P, YOUNGi In Emblems Lodge Pins, Chains lira lets, studs, Shove Buttons, Stick bins, Fobs and Solid (Jold and gold tilled Chain-., we S have the moi-i eoroplete line in E the city. This week for 15 per cent off A few of the ideas of this store: i uunrovc ea ua PIU i n."!lH. tm \'slcni .^.uw-i-4vAt*4iv- Rings All Kings in our store, iuelud ing Hat solid gold, ovalr and se ripLrV i AS AMES TELLS IT FORMER MAYOR TAKES TH E STAND IN HIS OW N BEHALF. INSANITY Will BE DEFENSE HEREDITARY INFLUENCE AND DISEASE UNBALANCE HIS MIND. PROSECUTION IUSTS ITS CASE DEFENDANT DENIES ON STAND THAT HE RECEIVED BLACK- MAIL. Minneapolis, May & Mental irre sponsibility is to be the main plea of the defense in the trial of Dr. Albeit Alonzo Ames, former mayor of Min neapolis, as outlined yesterday in the opening statement of Attorney Will iam Li win. chief counsel of the ac cused The .statement was made at the beginning oi the afternoon. The state rested at 10:50 o'clock in the morning. Dr. Ames, the first witness sum moned by the defense, testified that in the Civil war he had contracted diseases, the effects of which had never disappeared. Shortly after his return he was stricken with intermit tent fever, followed by general de bility, la the latter part of 1901 and the first of 1902 the malady culminated in abscess of the liver, which required his departure to West Baden, lnd., and Iulsvilie. Ky.. for treatment. Physicians will testify, according to the statements ft* Mr orwin. that th .To build ihis^business for ili' future as well as To""f-o(-n]iat evew trausaction is completed in an u. entirely sails factory luanuer. xt +ii iv 11 i -t I'I mviTer of further business. :_^vt*-}-v-i-H-M-t To perfect n organization which will have the kl.t st ]:act in coinmeicial I.V NOTICE. Twn txn llii.t biiii's ui' I!I.ur art* ea-r-ried by us and we _^__ waul iil VJ h~i us* i ITS an: other, consuniers of the iin- l\ i ui in! .ri'u'.i ti.i l.ei i i! i' iii'i tor quainted with their nier- HJ 5 ments arctl :artl IT rhtrn any bfh^rs. J.P.YOUNG TTTTTTT1 TfTl YYTTTTTI TTfTTTTt TTTTTTT1VVVIV mTTTTI TTTTTTtl mTTITI TTTTTTT1 mTTTTI tTTTTTTl TWlTTf! M. Johnson, the Ueweler, is dfferingfgreat bargains in or- der to make HMUH for-his iar^e sprinu stock. will be oh fo almost nothing*. A[llnr i the ncwsl ontl r-H)-il.l'rthir.r,t tliuiitr.v riilcl the wry laie.it ityles In Corre.iponclfnce stationery. N. M. JOHNSON 1st Uotir Knt of First Nat. Bank Bcmidji, Minn. il'UiiikUikkLikiilkikLiiiLiLiLiLikkLikiaULiLiiiUkiiiUUkikilkaUiiiiUiiUkiiiiiUkiUUUkiUU 9 It, tl lie ii"i' a i flavor, rich in nutritious rio- u Or u Ladies' Goods PockelbookS) Wrist IJtigs, Toilet Sets, Nlanicure Sets and ro)t Ro^velvies of all kind- at \ti \i tL li \il iti Ui Hi 25 per cent off Watches 1 Our line of WaUdies, melud- 3 ing Gresoeht Street 21 jewel 3 noveinent John linn special "Jl a ewels: Iluni| den, I)ueter,aand 3 17 jewels, ibis week at unheard of prices. abscess ot tne liver, together witQ hereditary Influences, affected the doc tor's mind, and that particularly at the time of the police scandals he suffered from delusions and hallucinations. One delusion was that his wife hud secured a divorce another, that in an opera I tlon on a child he had remover the stomach and liver and that the child continued to live: Still another, that I he had been presented with a watch which registered the humidity of the atmosphere and the temperature of the human body. His Mind Unbalanced. llerediiaiy Influences. Mr. Erwin said, united with physical disease in unbalancing the defendant's mind. His brother for .several years was confined in an asylum and is now practically in sane His taii.-r died of cancer, in volving hidden complications, as did his father's mother. Th* defense does not rely, however, entirely on the insanity theory. Dr. Ani"s Mat I.v denied any complicity in the alleged blaektnr. I He issued no orders to Gardner. Norbeck or police officers to extort money from lewd women, with the understanding that they be allowed to conduct houses of ill fame. On ret nning from his hunt ing trip in the latter part of 1901 he heard that Gardner, during his ab sence, had been meeting prostitutes In his medical office, whereupon he in structed his assistant in no uncertain terms that such practice must be dis continued. The defendant emphatically denied that he had ever received money Gardner collected from fallen women. He heard from various sources that some one was collecting money for an alleged "campaign fund". He did not know thai Gardner was doing so, and Had No Intimation that any of the police officers were in volved in the transaction. Personally he was always opposed to the practice of soliciting campaign funds. The previous character and reputa tion of the accused was emphlzed by the defense. Mr Erwin reviewed hi9 Continued on page four.