VOL. I, NO. 17
HUNT TOR ABUSES
FAR-REACHING EXTENSION OF
THE POSTOFFICE INVESTI-
OVERHAUL THE LARGE OfflCES
PAYNE HOPES TO INITIATE BET-
TER METHODS AND COR-
TYNER INCIDENT NOW CLOSED
NO ATTEMPT WILL BE MADE
TO PROSECUTE FORMER
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
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
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
Tb abstraction, of nanerR from the
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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
JAS. E. PEPPER WHISKEY
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.
National Conference of Charities and
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
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
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
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
Blaze at Sparta.
Sparta, Wis., May 8.The residence
of George Mannel, with its contents,
was destroyed by fire. The loss is
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STRUCK ON ROCKS
FISHING SCHOONER GLORIANA
IS WRECKED DURING A
NfTEEN Of THE CREW DROWNED
ONLY THREE SURVIVE AND
THEIR ESCAPE WAS
DASHED TO PIEMS IN HEAVY SEA
ALL EFFORTS OF DOOMED SAIL-
ORS TO ESCAPE ARE UT-
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
CHLOROFORMED AND ROBBED.
Shoe Salesman Is Relieved of a Thou
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
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
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
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
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Latest Quotations From Grain and
Live Stoftk Centers.
St. Paul, May 8. Wheat No. 1
Northern. 77^77 l-2c No. 'I Northern,
[email protected] l-2c No. 3. 73 [email protected] Corn
No. 3, 43^45c No. 4, 41 43c no
grade, [email protected] RyeNo. 2, [email protected]
BarleyMalting grades, [email protected] 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. [email protected]
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 [email protected] No. 3 red, 71877c
No, 2 hard winter, 73^/70c N'o. 3 hard
winter, 70 75c No. 1 Northern
Springl [email protected] No. 2 Northern
spring. [email protected] l-!2c No. 3 spring. [email protected]
No. 2. It l-2^l.".c No. 3
OatsNo. 2,' 32e No. 3,
Sioux City, Iowa, May 8. ("attic
Beeves, $1 5 cows, bulls and
mixed, [email protected] stackers and feeders,
[email protected] calves and yearlinga, t'.'S'i
4.60 hogs, $6'[email protected] bulk, $( .i of
Chicago, May 8. Cattle Good
prime sieers, [email protected] stockers and
feeders. $3^/4.90 cows, $1:504.90-
lieifeis. $2.HOT/f,.2." calves. $2.:,n/T/(j
Texas-fed steers. [email protected] Hogs
Mixed and butchers. $'1.80ft 7 rough
heavy, $$.8([email protected] light, [email protected]
bulk of sales. $6.80^7 05. Sheep
Good to choice wethers, [email protected]~.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.
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 protected] 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
RESTRA.NS THE STR.KERS. |^***fc
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
All Rings in our .store, includ
ing Mat solid gold, oval and set
JMPL"- will be sold for almost
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
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.
1 iirhi'st place hi ci intnetvial history.
To perfect which will have the
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.
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I X. M. Johnson, ihe Jeweler is offerinjifjjroatlbar^ains in or-
der to make room for hisparge spring stock.
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
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.
I'oeketbook^. Wrist F!ae
Toilet Sets, Manicure Sets uud
j'ohl novelties of all kinds at
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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
uoigoroun or MI fejefSuurg, congress*
man William Pulitzer of New York
and others. The capital stock is $-V
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.
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