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VOL. I, NO. 17
HUNT TOR ABUSES FAR-REACHING EXTENSION OF THE POSTOFFICE INVESTI- GATION. OVERHAUL THE LARGE OfflCES PAYNE HOPES TO INITIATE BET- TER METHODS AND COR- RECT ABUSES. TYNER INCIDENT NOW CLOSED NO ATTEMPT WILL BE MADE TO PROSECUTE FORMER ATTORNEY. Washington, May8 .A far-reaching extension of the present investigation of the affairs of the postoffle'e depart ment, to include the overhauling of most of the large postoffices in the country, is in contemplation. This statement was made yesterday by Postmaster General Payne. Mr. Payne said that the increase of $500,- 000 of the appropriation for contingent expenses of his own office had been made for the purpose of investigating the affairs of the department along these lines, but he admitted that it was not at that time anticipated that the investigation would prove so sen sational. The details of the proposed general investigation, he said, have not yet been formulated, owing to the fact that all efforts are now being concen trated on the investigation now in hand. It will cover All First-Class Postoffices whose annual receipts aggregate half a million. Mr. Payne said that the present administrative methods of the postal service were put in operation by former Postmaster General Wanna maker fourteen years ago, and since then the business of the postoffice de partment has trebled. He said that it migflht be that some of the methods were faulty and the practices irregu lar, and that the investigation would be made in the hope of initiating new and better methods, as well as cor recting abuses. Poitmaster General Payne has now received replies from ex-Postmaster General Charles Emory Smith, Con troller of the Treasury Trace-well, Postmaster Merritt of this city and Fourth Assistant Postmaster General Bristow regarding the charges made by ex-Cashier Tulloch of the Washing ton postoffice. Tb abstraction, of nanerR from the t* iHf tff ft ill 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 ft ft ft ft ft ft next Tuesday. 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 Ol JAS. E. PEPPER WHISKEY C.H. MILES BEMIDJI MINNESOTA THE DAI1L i sale of the othee or. jjoe assistant at torney general for the postoffice de partment by Mrs. James N. Tyner, wife of the then assistant attorney general, is now regarded as practically a closed incident, and there will be no attempt at prosecution. THIRTIETH MEETING. National Conference of Charities and Corrections. Atlanta, Ga.. May S.The thirtieth annual meeting of the national con ference of charities and corrections be gan here last evening. An address of welcome was delivered -by Mayor How ell, to which response was made by Dr. Frederick II. Wines of Washing ton. The president of the association, Robert De Forrest of New York, then delivered his annual address. The conference will he in session until TO PROTECT EXHIBITS. German Government Negotiating for Better Copyright Law. Berlin, May 8.The foreign office has begun negotiations with the gov ernment at Washington, in accordance with the suggestions of the chambers of commerce of Berlin, Munich, Carls ruhe and other places toward amend ing the copyright act of 1891 so as to afford German exhibitors at the St. Louis exposition better protection from reproduction. Dam Gives Way. Houghton, Mich., May S.The big dam built by the Diamond Match com pany across the Ontonagon river near here gave way and about one-half ot its 350-foot length was torn out by the heavy pressure of water. Had it held out a week longer the company would have had no further use for it, as it is used only to drive the logs down the stream. Reward for an Assassin. Frankfort, Ky., May 8.Gov. Beck ham yesterday afternoon, on the re quest of the county judge of Breathitt county, offered $500 reward for the apprehension and conviction of the assassin of J. B. Marcum. To Rescue Nordenskjold. Stockholm, May 8The government has introduced a bill in the riksdag granting about $50,000 for the equip ment of a vessel to be sent to the' re lief of the Nordenskjold Antarctic ex pedition. Pretender Is Dead. Madrid, May 8.A dispatch to the Imarciale from Melilla, Morocco, says it is rumored that the pretender has been assassinated in his camp at Ze lonan. __ Blaze at Sparta. Sparta, Wis., May 8.The residence of George Mannel, with its contents, was destroyed by fire. The loss is about $3,000. (f 't (t 'A ($\ STRUCK ON ROCKS FISHING SCHOONER GLORIANA IS WRECKED DURING A THICK FOG. NfTEEN Of THE CREW DROWNED ONLY THREE SURVIVE AND THEIR ESCAPE WAS PROVIDENTIAL. DASHED TO PIEMS IN HEAVY SEA ALL EFFORTS OF DOOMED SAIL- ORS TO ESCAPE ARE UT- TERLY FUTILE. Canso, N: S., May 8.The American fishing schooner Gloriana, Capt. Geo. Stoddart. of Gloucester, Mass., ran ashore during a thick fog on the cliffs at Whale Cove, near White Point ledges, Tuesday night and fifteen of the crew, including the captain, were drowned out of a total of eighteen. The survivors are John Richards. Eu gene Lehlanc and Frank Nickerson. The Gloriana left the northeast bar of Sable island Tuesday afternoon, bound for Canso. There was a heavy easterly gale blowing, with thick fog. The vessel was kept under short sail, and it is presumed that Capt. Sioddart believed he had plenty of sea room. When the Gloriana struck on the ledges she passed over the outer ones but brought up on the inner reef, butted against a cliff of rocks and then Fell Off Into the Sea. When the vessel struck the cliff Richards. Lehlanc and Nickerson were on deck and they ran forward, rushed out on the bowsprit and climbed up the cliff of rocks" to a place of safety before a receding wave car ried the vessel off again. Others of the crew who were below rushed on deck half-clad and started to lower the dories. As soon as each boat touched the water it was smashed to pieces. The high seas were breaking clean over the vessel and she swung broad side on the ledges and commenced pounding heavily. Lines were thrown ashore from the schooner several times, but they were either broken or torn from their fastenings on the rocks by the surging of the vessel. Four of the crew jumped overboard and at tempted to swim ashore, but they were caught in the breakers, dashed against the rocks and killed In the attempt. The others who were on the vessel took to the rigging and clung there While Their Strength Lasted, but the enormous seas were more than they could battle against and one by one they were swept away. The three men on the rocks could see their companions clinging to the rigging and hear their shouts for help above the roar of the sea, but it was impossi ble to do anything to save them. The three survivors spent a terrible night on the cliffs. When daylight dawned they saw one man still cling ing to the rigging, and made their way to the mainland for assistance. The shore-folk hurried to the scene of the wreck and the man was taken from the rigging, but he was dead. The place where the Gloriana was wrecked is one of the most dangerous on the Nova Scotia coast. The three survivors were brought here yesterday afternoon and the being cared for by the United States consul. They say that the vessel is a total wreck. None of tho bodies have been recovered. LOSS FROM FOREST FIRES. Will Aggregate Several Hundred Thousand Dollars in Adirondacks. Albany, N. Y., May 8.The forest fires that have prevailed in the Adi rondacks for several weeks have caused losses aggregating several hundred thousand dollars and several thousand acres of forest lands $avo been more or less damaged. The fires are said to be practically under con trol, although the danger will not he past until a heavy rain has drenched the forests. CHLOROFORMED AND ROBBED. Shoe Salesman Is Relieved of a Thou sand Dollars. San Juan', P. H-. May 8.A dispatch from Ponce says Charles Jacobs, a shoe salesman representing A. J. Bates & Co. of New York, wan chloro formed in hi.s bed at the Hotel Francis Monday high! and robbed of a thou sand dollars, clothes and jewelry by a man who was hidden in his bedroom. The entire police forc* of this Island has been notified to look out for the thief. Filipinos Must Die. Manila, May 8.Col. Aurado Santos and Col. Marcelo Delacring, leaders of the recent insurrection in Rizal prov ince, have been convicted of brigand age and conspiracy and have been sen tenced to death. BEMIDJI. BELTRAMI CO.. MINN., FRIDAY, MAY L903. TEN CENTS EER WEEK'. Omaha Judge Issues a Sweeping In junction. Omaha. May On petition of a number of complainants. Including the principal transfer and delivery compa nies Involved in the teamsters' -strike. Judge Munger of the federal court last night granted a temporary restrain ing order enjoining the officers of Team Drivers' International -union, local 71. toother with all members of the union, front doing certain acts cab culated to interfere with interstate commerce, and commanding them to appear in court May 20 to show cause why a temporary injunction should not be granted. The action of the t\ d eral court practically takes the strike out of the hands of the local and state authorities, and a violation of the or der, it is believed, will result in the calling out of the federal troops, if necessary to preserve the peace and inforce the order of the court. Large crowds of strikers gathered in different parts of the city during the day and jeered the owners of wagons %'ho were themselves driving teairjs. Tho entire police force is do ing double duty, but no violence was reported during the day, and no ar rests were made. FRIARS ARE CAPTURED. Dootip of Capuchin Monastery Finally Forced by Troops. Paris, May 8. A dispatch from Bastla, Corsica, says the Capuchins, who had been barricaded in their mon astery there for many days, were ex pelled yesterday by the police, a de tachment of infantry and a number of gendarmes. The friars, who had been without food for two days, owing to the state of s'iegs, refused the final de mand of the authorities to take down their barricades, and the doors wen then broken in with axes and the friars were arrested. About 2,000 per sons made a demonstration against the authorities, but thoy were dis persed. ACQUITTED OF MURDER. But the Farrer Preacher Must Still Answer Charge of Fraud. Hamilton, Ohio. May S.Rev. Fxod. erick Wellner, the farmer-preacher of Miltonville, accused of the murder of his farm hand, James Ell Hatfield, of Kirby Knob, Ky., was acquitted af ter a trial lasting more than two weeks. Mrs. Wellner made a demon stration of joy in the court room, out Well/ici took his acquittal calmly. He is still to be tried on a charge of fraudulently Insuring Hatfield's life for $2,000 in favor of Mrs. Wellner. The state charged that Wellner murdered Hatfield to secure the benefits of this policy. HE MARKETS. u Kb li- lt' ti, Kb Kb \b Kb \b 11/ f 1* 1 ft 1* ni"- Latest Quotations From Grain and Live Stoftk Centers. St. Paul, May 8. Wheat No. 1 Northern. 77^77 l-2c No. 'I Northern, 76@76 l-2c No. 3. 73 l-2@74c. Corn No. 3, 43^45c No. 4, 41 43c no grade, 37@39c. RyeNo. 2, 47@48c. BarleyMalting grades, 45@G5c feed grades, 35 (g 40c. Minneapolis, May 8. WheatNo. 1 hard, 7S l-4c $o. 1 Northern. 77 1-4c: No. 2 Northern, 7(1 l-4e. Duluth, May 8. Wheat No. 1 hard. 79 3-8c No. 1 Northern. 77f)-8e No. 2 N\ ihern, 75 5-8c flax, $1.13 1-2 oats. 3.i l-2c rye, 50c barley. 35@51C Milwaukee, May 8. Wheat No. 1 Northern, 80^80 l-2c No. 2 North ern, 77 79c. Rye No. 1, 52 1-2c. BarleyNo. 2, 58*/ 60c OatsStand ard. 35tf/35 l-2c. CornJuly, 44 3-4c. Chicago, May S. Wheat No. 2 red, 78 l-2@79c No. 3 red, 71877c No, 2 hard winter, 73^/70c N'o. 3 hard winter, 70 75c No. 1 Northern Springl 8r@r8Tc No. 2 Northern spring. 79@80 l-!2c No. 3 spring. 71@ No. 2. It l-2^l.".c No. 3 OatsNo. 2,' 32e No. 3, 7!c. Lum 44#44 :~c 30^/30 l-2o Sioux City, Iowa, May 8. ("attic Beeves, $1 5 cows, bulls and mixed, $email@example.com stackers and feeders, $firstname.lastname@example.org calves and yearlinga, t'.'S'i 4.60 hogs, $6'.50@G.85 bulk, $( .i of $0.7n Chicago, May 8. Cattle Good prime sieers, $email@example.com stockers and feeders. $3^/4.90 cows, $1:504.90- lieifeis. $2.HOT/f,.2." calves. $2.:,n/T/(j Texas-fed steers. $firstname.lastname@example.org. Hogs Mixed and butchers. $'1.80ft 7 rough heavy, $$.8(email@example.com light, $G.firstname.lastname@example.org bulk of sales. $6.80^7 05. Sheep Good to choice wethers, $4.75@5~.50 fair to choice mix'-d, 4.00 Western sheep, $4.60 r 5.35 native lambs. $4.50ft 6.75. South St. Paul. May S. Cattle Good to choice steers, $t..J0ft.r. good to choice cows and heifers.. $3.2Tft4 good to choice feeding steers, 3.75.g 4.25 steer calves. $2 & 3 good to choice stock cows and heifers, $2.40^ .2.75. Hogs Erjce range. $6.40 -3) 6.92 1-2 bulk, $6.60^6.65. Sheep Good to choice shorn lambs, $5.75(&6 fair to good, $email@example.com heavy, $4.50&5 culls and stock ewes, $2.503. Smallpox on Transport. Manila, May 8.Smallpox has brok en out among the Second infantry on board the transport Sheridan. The vessel will be held in quarantine five days. RESTRA.NS THE STR.KERS. |^***fc In Emblems Lodge Pins, Chains, Brace lets, Studs, Sleeve Buttons, Stick Pius, Fobs and Solid Gold and gold tilled Chains, we have the mpajj complete line in the city. This week for 15 per cent off J.P.YOUNG Rings All Rings in our .store, includ ing Mat solid gold, oval and set JMPL"- will be sold for almost nothing. WOMAN TAKES BLAMB. S Schlssler Says That Her Hand Sent the Bullet. Milwaukee, May 8.- Mrs. Al Schlss ler, better known as Lillian Desmond, now declares that William Keul of Watertown, Wis., died hy her hand oh the night of Nov. 25, 1902. hi a letter to Henry .1. Klllilea, attorney for her husband. Mrs. Schlssler givjs A few of the ideas of this store: 1 inipmw VM-\\ Jay each ttegk in nrothod ami system. To build this bns.ir.oss for tho futuro Jis well as for the present To see that owry transaction is competed in an entirely satisfactory manner. To.mfike every individual sale- every quotation a forerunner of further business. To pefrfect an organization 1 1 iirhi'st place hi ci intnetvial history. To perfect which will have the NOTICE. Two excelle nt brands of Hour are carried hv us and we want alTgodd housekeepers and other consumers of the im- ported articles to become better acquainted with their trier- Ul its. These goods are of fine flavor rich in jnutritious ele merits and go farther than any others. J.P.YOUNG ttfff^**f*t tftttttttt etttttttt tttttf-ttft*- mmimti I X. M. Johnson, ihe Jeweler is offerinjifjjroatlbar^ains in or- der to make room for hisparge spring stock. for the first time her version of the shooting of her escort. While the revolver was held in her husband's hand, it was her hand lint exploded the weapon: acci dentally, and caused the death of the young Watertown bank clerk she says. Schlssler was convicted of mur der in ihe second degree on April 25, a stay of sentence being granted pend ing argument for a new trial. HAS BLACK SMALLPOX. Alarm Spreads Through the Cities in the Hibbing District. Duluth, May S.-What Is descHbed s black smallpox, the niosl deadly and virulent form of the disease, has made its appearance in Ilibbing. the largest town on th^ Mesaba range and I there la talk of |uarant!iiin i!e I place. One death ha&occurred and 1 there are other cases, one report beltig eTghl cases, another seventeen and an other twenty-four. The people of Hib bihg are alarmed at the danger of con tlnuatice of what threatens to be an epidemic, and this fear is felt in Cbis I holm. Huehl and other Mesaba towns and the numerous mining locations. CABLE TO VALDES. Articles Filed at Seattle An Exten sion to Siberia. Seattle, Wash., May 8.Articles of Incorporation for the North American Telegraph and Cable company, which provide for the building of a subma rine cable from Seattle to Valdes and other points in Alaska and thence to Vladivostok, were filed here yesterday. The trustees are: Judge Thomas Burke of the Great Northern railway, Capt. John J. Healy. Prince Alexis -Ladies' Goods AJIIne of the newtst and up-to-datfi,PrchinentfSfttonry'. rltl\el thf \iry latrst ityle. In Correspondence .stationery N. M. JOHNSON 1st Door East ol F-i-rstNait. Sank Btmidji.[Minrv. St LkllkiLkkkULLkiULlULIUULkkklkULLLlLikiikiikLkiUUkikiLlLilibUUUkiULiLkUkikkLkkl I'oeketbook^. Wrist F!ae Toilet Sets, Manicure Sets uud j'ohl novelties of all kinds at a Kb \b a u. \b Kb \i Kb Kb It. Kb UK 1 MBSB- 25 per|centloff" Watches Our line of Watches, includ ing Crescent Street 21 jewel movement John Hun special 21 jewels: Hampden, l)ueber, rand, 17 jewels, this week at unheard of prices. uoigoroun or MI fejefSuurg, congress* man William Pulitzer of New York and others. The capital stock is $-V 000,000. DAM FOR BIG MILLS. Capitalists Are Looking Into the Pow er at Brunette Falls. Bay Claire. Wis., May 8.- The legis lature having passed a 1)111 granting a charter to the Cornell Land and Pow er Company of Kau Claire to erect a darn riot to exceed forty feet in height across the Chippewa river at Brunette falls, capitalists are said to have in spected the lucjitii.n and they may erect large papi and pulp mills there. Brunette tails is eight miles above Jim falls, where ]i and W I. Davis have already begun building a 'iam,_at which another large paper and pulp plant will in built this summer. MEMBERS WAIVE PAY. Special Session Montana Will Vote for St. Louis Fair. Heienai Mont.. May S, (Inv Tnoio yesterday aftepnooii called an extra session of the legislature for May 2t to provjdi for th state exhibit at tho St. Louts fair. Members have agreed to waive claim pi diem and mile age'. Tie- session will lie convened one day before the arrival of Presi dent Roosevelt and the chief-executive will be asked to alldress the Joint -ses sion the oate and house. Fire Destroys 250.000 Logs. Houghton. Mich, May 8The for est fire that "raged near Ontonagon re cently destroyed 2."0,oo feet of logs owned by C. McMillan & Bro.. the larger part of which were banked on the lake shore about seven miles up the lake west from here. Burglar Given Long Sentence. Clinton, Iowa, May 8. Georga Burier, the burglar wanted in several cities in Iowa, was sentenced to fli'teea years for burglarizing the residence* of Dr. Hamilton and Ed Henle.