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VOL. I, NO. 19
MACHEN LAID Off THE POSTOFFICE INVESTIGATION TAKES A SENSATIONAL TURN. GEN. BRISTOW RECOMMENDS IT SUPERINTENDENT OF FREE DE- LIVERY "GIVEN LEAVE OF ABSENCE. OFFICIAL CONDUCT UNDER HIH ACTION NECESSARY TO SUCCESS- S \i FUL CONDUCT OF THE IN- VESTIGATION. Washington, May Vs.The investi gation of the affairs of the postoffice department which has been dragging 'along for two months took a sensa tional turn late yesterday afternoon when, by order of Postmaster General Payne, August W. Machen. general superintendent of the free delivery system, and one of the most widely known government officials in the United States, was relieved from his duties and Postoffice Inspector M. C. Fosnes was designated to take charge of that service. The change will take effect to-day. when Mr. Fosnes will assume charge of the free delivery service and at the sane time that If* ft ft service will be placed under the con trol of the office of the fourth assis tant postmaster general. Heretofore it has been under the jurisdiction of the first assistant. The Action of the Postmaster General was taken on the written recommenda tion of Fourth Assistant Postmaster General Bristow. who is directing the investigation of the affairs of the de partment, that the transfer of Mr. Machen's bureau to his jurisdiction and its administration by a postoffice inspector would expedite the investi i gation. In ordering the change recom mended, the postmaster general gives "Mr. Mschp'n "leave of absence until the investigation is concluded." Mr. Machen promptly acquiesced in the de cision of the postmaster general, tak ing occasion to say in doing so, that he courted the fullest investigation of his official conduct Mr. Machen has been under fire ever since the investigation began. Charges of Various Kinds have been preferred against the adterday ministration of the free delivery branch of the postal service. These included allegations of collusion with letter box manufacturers in furnishing of Voxes to Dostofifioe natrons ncirHcu- IC.H.MILESl I Wholesale Liquor Dealer it) ft The Pioneer Wholesale Liquor House $ Vt/ of Northern Minnesota il A FULL LINE OF -J tarty on rural mail routes, the furnish ing of advance information regarding the selection of routes, and the ap pointments of carriers, etc. Thera also has been a conflict between Mr. Machen nv.ti First .-Assistant Postmas ter-General Wynne ever since the lat ter assumed office. Mr Bristow all along" has been of the opinion that the best interests of the service would be subserved by the relief of Mr. Machen. and has pointed out to the postmaster general that ac tion was imperatively necessary to the successful conduct of the investiga tion. CREW WAS STARVING. American Vessel Had Been at Sea a Month and the Rations Gave Out. San Juan, P. R., May 1^The Amer ican schooner James Slater of Port Jefferson. Long Island, thirty days out from Savanna-La Mar with logwood for New York, put in here yesterday, having been driven back from off Cape Hatteras April 24. The crew had been subsisting on pea soup for twelve days and were very weak. The stew ard. William Hoi comb of Charleston, S. was in a comatose condition. The men had been working at the pumps at regular intervals far a month. KOuB WAS KIDNAPPED. Friends of Labor Leader Believe He Was Tak"i A in a Vessel. New York. -'-.Friends of Geo. A.. Kolb. business manager of the Ma rine Engineers' association, who mys teriously disappeared Monday while trying to persuade men to leave the vessels against which his union had declared a strike, are now convinced that he has been kidnapped and stowed away in the hold of an outgo ing vessel. WOUNDED IN DUEL. Max Regis Fights German Officer With Pistols, Then With Swords. Nice, France, May 10.Max Regis, the former mayor of Algiers and anti Semite leader, recently quarreled with a German officer. A duel was fought yesterday at Mentone: two shots were exchanged without result. The fight ing was continued with swords, and the German was seriously wounded. Shoots Deputy Sheriff. Imported and Domestic Whiskies, Brandies, Gins, Rums, Wines and Cordials Always on Hand -J ft Large and Small Buyers Can Save Mon- q\ tij ey and Time by Purchasing at Home, jjj ft Mail Orders Promptly Attended to. rj\ a j} Special Distributing Agent for the Celebrated Old jjj 1JAS. E. PEPPER WHISKEY C.H.MILES BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA. ^^fS'^r^^f^^^r^rJ^S^^^^^^^- Weston, Iowa, May 10. Charles Matherson shot Deputy Sheriff J. C. Baker of Council Bluffs five times, causing fatal wounds when the officer tried to arrest. -Matherson on a charge of robbery." Curzon Will Stay. ifLondon, May 10.Lord Curzon yes accepted the appointment of Viceroy of India for another term. The post was offered to Lord Minto, gov ernor general of Canada, but he de fined. MA f^ THE DAILY PIONEER BEMIDJI. BELTRAMI CO.. MINN., MONDAY. MAY mm O N WA RUSSIA AGAIN BREAKS FAITH IN THE MANCHURIAN AFFAIR. MAKES WARLIKE PREPARATIONS REOCCUPIES NEW CHWANG WITH A LARGE FORCE OF SOLDIERS. AMERICAN PATIENCE TAXED MORE RADICAL STEP CONTEM- PLATED THAN ANY HERETO- FORE TAKEN. Pekin. May 14. The Russians have reoccupied New Chlvang with a large force and have also put garrisons in the forts at the mouth -o.f .the Liad riv er. They are further reported to be making extensive warlike prepara tions. The Russians are reported to W con structing forts on the hill near Liao Yung, eoninjanding the road between there and the Yalu river, ami have ar ranged to have a large quantity of pro visions delivered at New Chwang. A dispateh from an official at .New Chwang says indications point strong ly to these active preparations being intended to guard against operations against the Russians in Manchuria. Russia's coup has caused profound surprise hew., as feci nt developments had led to the expectation that Russia would compromise her demands since they had been revealed to the powers. The latest maneuver is intM PI.MM as being intended as a Reply to China's Refusal to grant Russia's demands, to i1 pro- tests of the powers, and as a didaru tion that she is ready to fight in order to maintain possession of Manchuria. It is considered significant that the Russian army reoccupied certain strat egical posts at just about the time naval reinforcements were reaching the Gulf of Pechili. The temporary withdrawal Of the Russian troops from New Chwang is believed to have been 'i feint to avert suspicion from the contemplated policy until the Russian squadron was within .useful distance. It has been reported recently that Russia was accumulating great stores of provisions and war materials. It is impossible to confirm these reports but it. is known that the Russian mil itary authorities have been buying many horses. All the available in formation indicates that Russia Is preparing to increase and not decrease her forces in Manchuria. Combine Against Russia. Washington. May 9. The state de partment has received official con firmation from itt, agents in China of the increase of the Russian garrison in New Chwang. Mancliuria. and there is reason to believe, if President Roosevelt approves, that it is prepar ing to take vigorous steps in the mat tor. Secretary Hay is in communication with President Roosevelt in California, and upon the hitter's decision the see. retary's course will dependi It is Mated that the department has had its patience taxed by the course of events in Manchuria, am! that it now contem plates' a More Radical Step Ihan any which heretofore has marked the negotiations between the powers on this subject. The proposed step contemplates joint action by Japan, England and the United States. Pre ceding negotiations have been ham pered by the inability of this govern ment to act jointly with other nations without, violating Its traditions, hnl it is now hinted thai some plan of co operation with England and Japan may b" devised wtrfcrh will have r'ne effect of convincing the Russia:) \ov ernment of fetus United determination of the three nations to insist upon Russia's evacuation of .Manchuria. while not actually eomriiittt.iiig the Linked States to a formal allianci TWO NAVAL OFFICERS HURT. Accidents Occur While Crev^ Is En gaged in Target Practice. San Francisco. May 1 Ensign I'harles Huff and Boatswain's Mate McNamari, of the crew of th.j cruiser Boston, were wounded by being .-truck by stray bullets from the cruiser Mar- i blehead. while the crew of the latter I vessel were engaged in subcaliber tar get practice. The crew was engaged at this practice while the Marblehead was laying on Magdaien bay. About tour hundred yards from her was the Boston, with her men likewise en gaged. It was not thought that the bullets would carry as far as the Bos ton, and no danger was anticipated until there came a signal froro-THtr^to cease firing in her direction. Ensign Mtiff was wounded in one of his arms and the boatswain's mate received a wound. L9 HAMLINE COMES THIRD. Prizes Are Awarded in Oratorical Con- J* test of Colleges \i Sioux City, Iowa. May ..-The in terstate oratorical contest, in which u, six &ia.Lua wire represented, was. won ,7 last ri,..,! by Harry i ulyer oi Cot hell i oijcgi .Mount \'t non, Iowa' subject "'A RoiT'ifjfl Firl!m, Tl prize was $aJi. XTiss PlOTence Hope. Grand Island col leu c. N'.-l... .f ond: Irvin Wood, llaninue universi- ,i, tv, St. Paul, tiiird. Others MI the con- i test wereGarland C. Gfrffeve, Centralis* college, Payette-, Mb. Jutii's tl. Getty, Redding college, Abingdou. 111., and!* Warren Barber, Ripou college. Wis.js* These six orators were the survivors of a contest in which forty-four, col- \.iti legf 9 took part. DISAPPEARS ON JOURNEY. Man Is Missing From the Car on Which He Was Traveling. Aberdeen, S. D.. May in- Charles 1). Sport, who started with a car of house hold goods and stock from Vinconnes, Ind.. is missing and his family is i\ ver\ much worried over his disappear- JJ, ance. He is known to have reached t Chicago on April 30 with his car and was all right at that .time. The car SHOT THROUGH THE HEAD. Boy Plays With Tr.r-et Rifle and Re "ceives Fatl Injury. JJJ I.uvcrne. Minn., May IV. Bert Schwait/.. fonrteen-ytar-old son of Erf-j PclT\v.Vty., city recorder, was shot fhroiigb the head yesterday afternoon by the accidental discharge of a target rifle. He was in conipanv with Jesse Tin il. playing along the rLver. throw ing up tin cans and tin a In i i. at the-i. ju.sf how ill c.idi nt occ. rr is not Known. The bullel ente-rd u-t -t behind the right ear, 'racturihs the sk'ull above the tehlple tin the left sKio Of liie lead. T!i bo\ cannot cose,-. THROAT WAS CUT. J".E Stranger at Red Wing Attempts Sui cide in a Hotel. Red Wing, Minn,. May 10. A stranger going by Xhr name of John Kelley \yjis fonn'* yesterday morning in his room atTHe MercnafftK" hotrl with his throat cut with a ra/.or, but still living. The room presented a horrible appearance. lie wrote his real name on a card for the attending physician and it appears to be "Mas cnu'ar." .He stated he had a wife and two children in Indianapolis. He is at E the hospital in a critical condition. !fc FIGHT IN A POORHOUSE. Two Inmates Quarrel and One Is Stabbed to Death. Wausau, Wis May I-.. James M Mullen and John Rogulslii. inmates of the Marathon county poorhbuse, be came enga-ged in a quarrel and T\lc Mullen, upon being called a liar. whipped out a knife and stabbed Ko gulski. The kpife entered his abdomen and caused his death, McMullen, who is eighty-five "years" old. svill be held for murder, llo^uislri was tliirtysi-sen years old and a ct'l] pie. COUNTY ASSESSOR MlSSING. Foul Play Is FearedHis Grip FounJ in the River. Helena, Mont.. May 1 ''ouinv ses.-ior Pallia Wighaiit/ of Mi ou!athe county is missing, and it is believeTJ lie wa.s the victim of foul play 01 wa: ac cTdentairy rfr-owir^d -,n the Missoula river. Infoi ina lion recei\ ed la.sl night, states that his grip and papers bed ring ftis name had found float Ing In 1 be 1 i ver near where lie had gone on bpslness B'JILUb HIS OWN AUTO. Up-to-Date Farmer Rides in His Own ha"v Horseless Carnage. Artesian H. I) Mas ELs^in farmers of South Dakota ai-' providji them -.el v.-- with automobiles, K. Callihan lis In- ar here" is rile Itr South Dakota own aufoniol))!' tier fo ri m.'.vti for pose of .loin:: his trading. Callihan was sent., manufactured the machine Himself, prisonr: and it answers his purpose as well as work in the country near hi re. sinking i wells for farmers as fast as the work iy, canJbew"l". vsttMii. 1 f reached here with one ot the side doors Heated open about eiglvl tm'bes. /p\ rVrtecl ai'tielos t-0 become hotter aCquaJHtecl U'itll tllcir tnei' The annuals appea.ed to have not .J.. been t^d lor a day or two. It rs leareu that lie has met with foul play or has JJJ ntent-s and j^o tai'tlici- than any others. been injured. t Stockton, Ci 1 dozen person: and three busine ter of the cil ss plosion sshii'h last night: The 1 rear of tlerJj Stoic ill Ml! &! Si crowded ilfl |)i of the stoie \l -i'.'l III \\iir pi'ecj ul ern Uhibii blown in and boys were iiiure broke opl ai three blli cause of t: MIC cu 1 i "LIED German in 11 IIe if it had been purchased at a high post, proceedinf of Fran I. BORING FOR WATER. engineer SWOre ill Platte Creek Will Be Transformed P'ep" rcl Into a Goodly River. the motne Plankinton, S Way Four and died artesian well-'driUirig rffaohlnes are at nW^.,,u. done The ..-county alreadv is a goofilied rlvfic from III" surplus W flow from the wells Despondency the Cause. St. Paul, May 1Alexande Lilley, ft mail carrier, committed! Str nq Section suicide by a man earner commutes suicm 0 nanglng himself in the basement of his Bouse early yesterday morning. De spondency caused by ill health is as signed as the cause. i,*ts $****************&**********$ *&fc tf-g-ete s-s-c*- J.P.YOUNG I A few of the ideas of this store: $ To build this business for the :i tiirc as woil as for ilif present To see thai every trails idii is etrufplev'etl in an entirely satisfactory manuor. To make every iiulivuiiiii! sal* tvery (jUci i :oiN I'rrei'Uimor of I'tii'ther busiiu-ss. To perfect an oroani/aiitm vvhi'eh will have. Die l.iiiliest place in nimereial liistory. NOTICE. Two excellent brands of Hour are carried by us a.ml we h(lU^ v] aI!( fin"p ,\xJ.P.YOUNG nnn^fiTinTfn^nTTTiTiTTnnT'wiTTTrTTtTTTTinnfTTifTTTTTnnmTTiTTTTtTTinTTTTn rvmn 3 "Mf hns 11. ti Ji wt'U't. is MciiiiL' in n\[\ in nit. In Emblems Lodge I'ins, t'naiiis, brace lets, stud-. Sleeve. Buttons, Stick Pins, Fobs and Solid Cold and gold lilii bain*, stu blive the itio.-.L -cjiupleie line in UH1 city. This week for 15 per cent off Rings All Rings in our stow*iiic.i iii.. Hat solid gold, ov|il anil ririrs ssi nothing. C' (ler to make rwni lor hisjlarjir spring stock. sold almost. A'lir.r el tl i- riwiM nil HI t':. trj 11 I .cti.ti styles in CcrrcVptimtence tatlunerj N. M. JOHNSON Door Kastof First Nai. Hanli Bemidji, Minn. ^imiilliA1AiAliaim FIRE FOLLOWS EXPLOSION. KKiP.S PROMISE TO WIFE, Ten or TweTvc Perron-. Severely In- Commits Suicide to Follow Her Into iuredThree Buildmcs Burned. tJie Hereafter. II: led ti.S ail e\- ,::,e.ved h.\ lire IKE A GENTLEMAN." -,-it Eighteen tl-i for the C' :ine. IP Il lie ETi th -ailda 1 he reputation 1 l' 1 inguished end Frail Eck hey ne\er had im te a ah poison at arfesl for perjury ffects, A Hands, Appeased by "SfteK^SSEi, Ne mj*& m,, SS^flScongratulating NS^fiSJi ,v.<p>W1M1. 'I'-'ii or a ''hie !e M--y True ioa promise ly injured inade his wife thai when she died ill the cen. j,,, Ufn Ion occurred in M,ea:h's slloe 1. ffi 1 1 i"i'i \\.-J^S husband nmi The glH8-,froni hi 1 nift and many v, 1,1111 ati.e_n da last illness. of the We rljolning, svas ad in"- ncer 1 line in 1 the 1 aj if the store. !llC the Wisconsin Central. Pa! ^l'.',' I ma which they did not ask striking section hands of the Wiscon I sin Central has been granted. The Earthquake in Colorado. after draw $1.."0 a day, which they Qn Suudays _^_ forn or expect. This makes it equivalent to $1.75 a day on a basis of twenty-six days a month. ?es. TEN CENTS E'ER WEEK. ii'tlU'il :itii other miisi niers of ike im i vw a. it. OK MI ,1 yy kl/ tii \ii tt, itt vk lit M. vtr si* Vi, sir Si Ui ri i( ,,U Wt Wi or Ladies' Goods Ppcketbooks, Wri-t !'.:t::-. Toilet Sets, Manicure Set- ami gold rioA'oJties of all kinds at 25 per cent oil Watches tor line of Watches, iiu-liui ing Crescent Street L'1 jewel movement Julm Hun sjiecdal -1 jesveis! Hampden, Dueber,Orand, 17 jewels, this sveek at unheard of pries. r t\ Positively the very latest 3 a ld follow Ijere, (I. Heneiiiet, court sts hlmsi if MIM lantly Mrs 11111M1! 11: and |f, I i' Hyill |i last night snot hiair. dvin^ in died sesi.'id.iy ,1. her death her ft-'oirm follow If. riedicl and his i each other ami a'i by his con- !i her d'lring her LEPER IS RECAPTURED. :i Consternation Exists Where Dong Gong Did La-indry Work. Si i.!. Via i 'on.', Oong, the '.'i.r .vho 1 api I I "i cjuarani ine a 1. day ei ptured in a 1 1 it la Midi it'.e.v Grove :w (ni.ii Pal ons oi the laundry are in greai 1 I 10 many cases ma fe bb'nrlr of th clothitlg A h- 1 Mi'-i 'c The proprietor bas been couipelk'd rn rea-ve the aelgfrhor liood. KOHLSAAT IS KNIGHTED. American Commissioner Is Honored by King Oscar. Stni!. eiie -King Oscar has eonfi of the Royal Or der of Wis.1 on 1 omnlissioner C. W. Keiil-aai. 11 1 cognition of.his svork in connection with the St. Louis exposi tion Accompanying the decoration was a letter from Foreigservices Minister T,agerheim. Mr. Kohl- klns 3 ap|..eoiation of his company even gives them more than distinct earthquake shock was felt in they asked for. The men will here- Grand Junction. Colo., May A the Grand valley between 12:30 and 1:30 o'clock yesterday morning. The shock lasted several seconds and seemed to travel from the northwest to the oust and southeast.