THE DAILY PIONEER.
EDWARD KAISER, Publisher.
Entered in the postoflice at Bemidji
i T7TF7 V'1
Official County and City Paper.
The dreaded strike that has
been pending on the Great North
ern raUway system for some
time past has undoubtedly ende.1.
Although the employes had, by a
very large majority, voted to tie
up the rolling stock, still it is
most commendable in their lead
ers that they Save not been too
headstrong in their actions/'and
equally pleasing to the public to
know that the management of
the road has acted with leniency,
each party having taken a second
sobev thought. To have brought
on a strike of such magnitude
would have stagnated business
to a great extent throughout the
Northwest and at a moment when
the inilux of population was never
so pronounced. It/ would have
proven almost a calamity would
have thrown thou-an Is other
than railway men out of employ
ment and blocked the wheels of
progress for months to come.
Prosperity crowds the city
limits of Bemidji and a move to
annex a large portion of the
county is on foot. Crookston
POLICE CHIEF INDICTED.
Charged With Offenses on Seven Dis
Colorado Springs. Colo., May 12.
The grand jury, which is investigating
city and county affairs returned indict- I
ments against Chief of Police Vincent
King and David Joel Atkinson, charg
ing each in seven counts with suffering i
the escape of a prisoner. Both men
are charged with aiding in the escape
of confidence men and bunco men
who are said to lwe been plying their
trade on the railroads between Pueblo
and Denver. Bonds to the sum of $500
was given in each case. i
TAKES TO VAUDEVILLE.
President McKinley's Favorie Niece
Goes Onto the Stage.
New York, May 12.-Arrangements
have been completed for the early ap
pearance on the vaudeville stage of
Mrs. Mabel Baer, favorite niece of
President McKinley. Mrs. Baer is a
daughter of Abner McKinley, the pres
ident's brother, and she was a fre
quent guest at the White Mouse. She
is the wife of Dr. Herman T. Baer of
this city. She will follow a vaudeville
circuit for twenty-five weeks at $1.5flu
a week. She will start in Washington
Quiet Day for the President.
Hotel Delnionte, Cab, May 12.-Pres-
ident Roosevelt yesterday spent one
of the most restful Sundays be has
encountered since his trip began. In
one of the. most beautiful spots in Cat
ifOrnia, two miles from the nearest
city, unhampered by ciinou.-. crowds,
he had a chance to thoroughly rest
and prepare for the coming week,
Big Sawing Contract.
Duluth, May 12.The Brooks-Scun
lon Lumber company, composed of
Minneapolis men, has awarded a saw
ing contract for 30,000,000 feet to the
Clark-Jackson Lumber Company of
NEWG IN BRIEF.
Overflow a Con-
which promises to he one of the busi- the population of Taraca at 30,00.0, and
est of his journey. that of the district at 100.000. He
From the Wires in
Charles D. Lucas, a promihen
t'cian of Kansas City, died of
alysis, aged sixty-nine years.
Mis3 Blossie Smith, sister of Cong
ressman Smith of Michigan, is dead at
Santa Ana, Cal., at the home of her
Mrs. Mary V. Baker, wife of ex
United States Senator Lucien Baker,
died at her home at Leavenworth,
Kan., of apoplexy.
Mrs. William S. Jayne died at
Springfield, 111., of heart disease, aged
forty-nine years. She was a daughter
of the late Gen, John M. Palmer.
The London Times announces that
Timothy Healy, Nationalist member of
parliament for the Northern division
of Louth, is about to be called to the
It is stated semi-offlcially that the
government of Mexico will detach
7/* a Libre from the different states,
it a part of the federal dis
trict Mexico. The free zone Is a
strip sixty miles wide, extending along
the border from California to the Gulf
of Mexico. Ml state offices in the zone
-will be abolished.
PROTECTS HIS PRISONERS.
An Ohio Sheriff Stands Off a Blood-
& thirsty Mob.
Fremont, Ohio May 11. Mob cio
lence was threatened in this city Sat
urday night as a result of the alleged
killing.o? Otto Misohkc by one of three
negroes, but it subsided at 4 o'clock
yesterday morning. Three negroes
who were charged with the crime are
securely locked in the city jail at Nor
walk, and the excitement that was
rampant for several hours has about
subsided. From 1 o'clock until 4 Sun
day morning the jail building was sur
rounded b. the angry crowd, calling
upon sheriff Mason to deliver the pris
oners. For an hour or more the
sheriff stood on the front steps of his
residenct ana admonished the threat
ening crowd not,to commit an act that
would forever shame Fremont in the
eyes of the world. Sheriff Mason said
he had taken an oath to do hit official
duty, and do it he would, and he said
he would shoot the first man who
made an attempt to break down the
jail door and enter the building.
RUSSIANS QUIT NEWCHWANG.
Chinese City Is Occupied Only Tem
Washington, May 12.The state de
partment has received from Minister
Conger a dispatch from Pekin saying
that the Russians re-entered New
chwang and then retired.
Count Cassini, the Russian ambassa
I dor, said:
"When the Whole truth is known it
will be found that. Russia has not vio
lated a Mingle pledge made to any na
tion, nor does she intend to do so.
Moreover, whatever steps have been
taken in Manchuria are only in self
St. Petersburg, May 11. The for
eign office here strongly deprecates the
excitement concerning Manchuria. It
believes mischiefmakers are responsi
ble for the reports, and says the ar
rival of troops at Newchwang was Ttf
to the retirement of troops from Mouk
den province, southward, instead of
northward. The troops depart by sea.
The other alleged warlike preparations
of Russia are ridiculed.
TAKEN WITHOUT BLOODSHED.
Man Suspected of Murder of Marcum
Lexington, Ky., May 12.-The cap
ture of Curtis Jett, charged with the
assassinafi J. B. Marcum in Jack
son, Monday, was accomplished with
out bloodshed at 3 o'clock Sunday
morning,, He is now in the Clark
county jail at Winchester. "I'll get out
of thi: all right," was the only state
ment he would make that could be
construed as a reference to the charge.
He said he wanted to be tried in
Breathitt county. He was bitter in de
nouncing his uncle, who had him ar
rested, and said the score would be
evened when he was at liberty. When
asked in reference to the statement
that five men would testify that he
killed Marcum he simply sneered and
replied. "What's that to you?"
ONE THRASHING IS ENOUGH.
Moros Offer No Further Opposition to
Manila, May 12. Albert Roberts,
his column have returned to Camp
Vicars, Mindanao, from the expedition
through the country east of Lake
Lanao. The column experienced no
opposition after the fighting at Taraca.
The prisoners captured at Taraca took
the oath of allegiance to the United
States and were released. "Among the
Moros lulled in the Taraca forts were
nine dattos and one sultan. The moral
effect of this FlghT will be far-reaching,
and it is doubtful if there will be any
further hostility in the Lake Lanao
country. ('apt. Pershing estimates
Richard Henry Stoddard III. district has been underestimated.
New York, May 12.- Richard Henry
Stoddard, the poet and writer, is ill at
his home here. He suffers from gen
eral debility on account of age. There
was a slight improvement in his con
the population of the Lake Lanao
INFECTED WITH PLAGUE.
Troops Stationed on Peruvian Frontier
to Stop Communication.
Guayaquil. Ecuador, May 12.Ca'llao
and Pisco, Peru, have been official!/
declared infected with the bubonic
plague. The banks and business
bouses of Guayaquil .are subscribing
funds for the purpose of cleaning the
city. The Cosmos line steamers Hero
dot and Sesostris. from Southern ports,
will be refused admittance here. Be
uadorean troops have been stationed
on the Peruvian frontier to stop com
munication. The board of health at
Payta. fVru. has closed that port to
vessels from Callao.
COLIMA IN ERUPTION.
Terrible Outpour of Lava Occurs in
Mexico City. May 11. Colima vol
cano continues in violent eruption.
People at Tuxpan are in a state of
great excitement. On the evenin, of
the 7th there was a terrible eruption
and a terrible outflow of lava occurred.
There was another eruption on the
afternoon of the same day.
Narrowly Escaped Drowning.
Madison. Wis., May 12. During a
sud/Jen squall yesterday a sailboat con
taining four men and four women,
students of the University of Wiscon
sin, capsized. The occupants clung to
the beat until rescued and narrowly
Killed in Street Car Collision.
Cleveland, Ohio. May 12.One man
was killed, another fatally crushed and
a third badly hurt as the result of a
street car collision on the road fo
Euclid Beach last night.
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$16, $18 and $20 Suits and
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new fabric *'+&
JFlorsheim's supremely high
grade shoes and ox= df f\C\
fords, worth $6, at ^jLUU
Celebrated Ralston Health Shoe,
every pair warrant- fl* A A
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Packard's $3.50 shoes to be had
in Patent Colt, Box
Calf and Yici Kid,
Wilson Bros. Sox in all the latest
spring and summer im
portations, worth to 50c, 1 \j\j
Men's mercerized silk in the hon
ey combed and lace, for
merly 75c and $1, now
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derwear, worth 5oc, to T/i^
Men's fine balbriggan under
wear, formerly sold for
35c, now at
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All of our $10, $12 an $14
Suits, dur- |ft IP^
ing this sale
An entire line of new Corliss
Coon collars in the latest
styles, worth 15c now at fjij
will close at
6:30 p. m.and
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