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The Bemidji Pioneer.
EDWARD KAISER, Publisher. Entered In the postofln-e at second-clasH matter. Bemidji us Official County and City Paper. A big mitt gang is being or ganized right under the eyes of the authorities at this place baseball init. Lightning struck the telegraph office at St. Cloud hard enough to wake up a sleeping messenger boy. zi_r.:.::3zr7~: Admiral C^rvera's appointment to a life senatorship is a deserved recognition of sel^sacrificing patriotism. The admiral will! stick to t'iie Spanish ship of state ostracism has a way of descending even to the third and fourth genera tion and the man who is able to rise above such seemingly petty consulera tions when applied only to himself' can hardly be willing to see his wife and daughters, to whom society nec essarily means more, suffer. In the United States, on the other hand, the presidents have, as a rule, been men who either cared not at ah for society or were entirely happy in their own circle of friends and disliked the dis plays and worries entailed by what the daily press calls "social position." The American woman of the smart set rather prides herself on her ignorance of political conditions and shows a complete indifference even at the time of a presidential election. In Great Britain society and politics are allied. GREAT BRITAIN'S NEW PREMIER. Statesman's Family Is a Compara tively Modern One. Arthur James Balfour, Britain's new prime minister, is being much writ ten about as belonging to the old patrician class. In fact, the Balfour family is only two generations old as the British reckon family history. He has no great-grandfather. The found er of his greatness was James Bal four, who made a large fortune in IMPORTANT MEETING. The proposition to perfect our tillage organization into a city was discussed at the meeting of the village council last Monday night and a meeting called for i CRY O IK LP GOrS BRT8 o'clock this evening. The coan cil invites all interested in th'-'s boundary lines of the prop party city to attend. The Italian government is just beginning to be displeased over the fact that some of her people were hanged in New Orleans a few years ago. Wonder if there ever was any real cause for com plaint. and obey orders even though The latest reports place the they carry him to destruction, as he took his title Heel ouTuf Santi ago against the Sampson block ading squadron. MIX POLITICS AND SOCIETY. Feature of English Life Fortunately Lacking in America. A writer in the Cosmopolitan calls attention to a striking difference be tween American and British society which is evident to everyone acquaint ed with both countries. That is the strong influence of society on govern ment and politics in Great Britain and its almost total lack of such influ ence in America. In England king, while practically stripped of constitutional dictatorship in even the smallest governmental matters, ex ercises a great influence through his position as a leader of society. The cabinet minister who is so unfortun ate as to displease him or set him self directly against his will may always be visited with social ostra cism, and there are very few men in public life to-day to whom this would not be a serious matter. For social wh India, brought it back to Scotland and to Pittsburg. Pa. purchased this estate of Whittinghame in 3817. It is now one of the finest in East Lothian. Grandfather Balfour further paved the way for his grand son's present fame and good prospects by marrying a daughter of the Earl of Lauderdale, which put the Balfours r'ght in the middle of the road for .ood candidate for parliament for tho jty of Manchester. Beaconsfield re :lied "Take Arthur Balfour ha vill be a second Pitt." Beaconsfleld'i irophecy is now half realized by the .uccession of Balfour to the premiw hip. Whether he will prove a "s*c- nd Pitt" rem"'-s to be seen. Bea onsfield was great flatterer when a cared to be. anything that was worth having in made by the Forty-third general as- the three kingdoms. Grandfather Bal- sembly are in the neighborhood of tour's eldest son clinched matters by 1 fifteen and one-third million dollars, marrying a Cecil, a sister of Lord and says ho does not think the finan- Salisbury, the just retired prime min- cial conditions of Illinois justify the Ister. And, of course, they all went increase of the salaries of the legis- to parliament. labors. The late Lord Beaconsfield, when he i ame home from Berlin in 1881, iter negotiating the famous treaty which secured "peace with honor," as met by a tory delegation from i ancashire and asked to name a JEWS AM KILLED ANTI-SEMITIC RIOTS BREAK OUT IN CITY OF TIR OSPOL, RUSSIA. GRfAT NUMBER ARE MIRDIRED MOST HORRIBLE ATROCITIES PER- PETRATED ON WOMEN AND CHILDREN. M0N.EY BElN GATHERE V1CT|M S O die i 0 th AID RUSSIA N M03S_ New York, May 13. The Jewish Daily News of this city received the following cable message from its Lon don correspondent: "Massacre at T-irospol similar to Kishenev. Great number killed." Beyond that the dispatch tofd noth ing. Tirospol is a city about seven miles from Kishenev, in Russia, where the recent anti-Semitic riots took place, resulting in the death of scores of Jews and the maiming of many more. There is a large fortress there gar risoned by a considerable firce of Rus sian troops, who could have afforded ample protection to the Jewish inhab itants if they had made efforts to do so. Two weeks ago the Jews of Tiros pol told the governor of the province that they were in momentary fear of a repetition of the Kishenev hcrrors, and he promised to extend his protec tion to them. Whet ho.- or not he made an earnest attempt to keep his promise remains for later details lo show. Two Hundred Victims. numbere 1 of slain at Kishenev. including thos Hospitalskilledabout- at 200. Thirty-seven were out right, and their bodies left, weltering in blood, in the streets where they fell. The most horrible atrocities were committed, women and children being numbered among the victims of the Russians' fiendish cruelties. Important information came to the Jewish press of this city yesterday tending to show that the riots wert instigated by some secret society. The cry of "Help Kishenev!" and the appeal to all Jews, whatever their birthplace, to aid in sending speedy re lief to their suffering brethren in Russia, is daily finding more listeners in the Easjt and in all portions of the countrv. The fund of the c-ptral relief the i committee, of which Arnold Konn, vice president of the State bank, is tlio treasurer, had swollen yesterday to about ?13,'p.OO. Of this amount between between $51000 and $6,00*0 has been cabled to itussia. BATTLE IN AFRICA. British Body of Forces Beat Off a Armed Natives. London. May 13.The officer com manding the British forces in Northern Nigeri a a i,| Limg Ca|) MuM Maxi colonial office fromt eru, underhdate of Ma 6 tha an Ul1rt m,.,,n)V wit fflm aUacko a natives on Feb. 11, southeast of Gujiba. I subsequent fighting Capt. Mundy was slightly wounded, two of his men were killed and throe wounded. The enemy lost ninety. The affair has no political significance. GOLD IS GOING. .Shipment of Over $1,500,000 Will Be Made to Paris. Now York. .May 1.3. The North i German Lloyd liner Kr'onprinz Wil helm sailing to-day. will carry over $1,SOti.OOO in gold to Paris. This ship i in out is the second this season, the Merchants' National Bank of Philadel phia having shipped $500,000 two I weeks ago. FEVER'S DEADLY WORK. American Women Meet Death at the Panama Isthmus. Colon. Colombia. May 13:Augusta. Eleanor and Elizabeth Shaler-, throe aged sisters of Col. J. R. Shaler. super intendent of the Panama railroad, died here of [over April 21, May 4 and May 10. respectively..' The Shalers belong Soloes Won't Get More Pay. Springfield. 111., May l:',. Gov. Yates last night vetoed a house bill increas ing the salaries of members of the gen eral assembly from S1.0 to $2,000 per session. lie calls attention in his veto to the-fact that the appropriations Will Try Gold Standard. Washington, May 13.Nicaragua is contemplating a change from the sil ver to the gold standard. It is expect ed that the change will have to be gradual and that it will probably re quire several years to effect it. Thousands Are Starving. Hongkong, May 13.Acute distress I prevails in the Nanning and Tsun-fa districts of Kwang-si province. It is estimated that 73/(000 persons are starving. The people of Hongkong are sending relief. BATTLE OF THE MOORS. Tribesmen Who Threaten Tetuan Are Defeated. Gibraltar, May 13. Prince Arlafa, who recently set out to give battle to the tribesmen of the Benidlr who had threatened Tetuan, came up with the rebels yesterday and defeated them with great slaughter The princess' troops burned several villages occu pied by the Benidir and the BeofHraus* mar. The losses suffered by the sul tan's troops were'trtflfng and they arc still in hot pursuit of the rebellious tribes. It is believed hers that the trou trier Ren. otrie lies are wn da' in a least v- as the v. :ich saile 1 ha tin i: the Jrit! foi 1. ietitan i batth Tetuan ciis- hip the CORRUPTION CHARGED. Aldermen and Ex-Alder.--e-i Are Now Under Indictment. SagihSiv, .Mich., Siay i -The grand jury, wffich bus b"en investigating rumors of bribery !.u connection with the city lighting' contract ar.d the building of the Genessee avenue bridge since .March 23, has reported indict ments against the following, mafcily on the charge of bribery: Aldermen James A. Lester, George Phoenix, Frank Starkweather. ex Aldermen Lavernstine, James VVillsite, Charles H. Bird, John Herman, Fred C. Peters and James McCfea. THE MARKETS. Latest Quotations From Grain and Live Stock Centers. St. Paul, May 13. Wheat No 1 Northern. 77'ai 7 1-2c No. 2 Northern. 76@76 l-2c No. 3, 73 ]-2ft 74c. Corn No. 3, 4 3^ 43c Xo. 4, 41 'h 43c nc grade, 37@39c. RyeNo. 2. 47f/48c BarleyMalting grades, 4.5 Zoc feed grades, 35@40e. Minneapolis. V- Whoa'No. 1 hard, 79 7-8c: Xo. 1 Northern, 78 5-8c No. 2 Northern, 77 5-8c. DuL.th. May 13 Wheat No. 1 hard. 801-4" No. 1 Northern, 78 l-4c No. 2 Nonnern. 76 l-4c flax, $1,14 3-4 oats, 34 l-2c barley. 35@51c. Milwaukee, May 13. Wheat No. 1 Nortuern, 80@80 1-2c No. 2 North ern, 77 79c. Rye No. 1, 52 l-2c. BarleyNo. 2, 58(60c. OatsStand ard. 36(-35 l-2c. CornJuly, 44 3-4c. Chicago. May 13. Wheat p.y. 2 red, 781-2@79cj No. 3 red, 71 77c No. 2 hard winter, 73T*76c No. 3 hard winter, 70 75c No. 1 Northern spring, 80(rJ81c No. 2 Northern spring, 79@80 l-2c No. 3 spring. 71@ 79c. CornNo. 2, 44 l-2@45c No. 3, 44^14 1-2c. OatsNo. 2, 32c: No. 3, 30(55 30 l-2c Sioux City. Iowa. May 13. Cattle Beeves. $4 5 cows, bulls and Aiixeu, ?2'f?4.25 stockers and feeders, $3.50(f? LoO, calves and yearlings. $3_@ 4.40. Hogs, $firstname.lastname@example.org bulk. $6.35f/ 6,45. Chicago, May 13. Cattle Good prime steers, $5^5.50 stockers and feeders, $email@example.com cows, $1750 1.90 heifers, $2.50^5.25 calves, $2.50@6 Texas-fed steers, $4^ 4.75. Hogs -x- Mixed and butchers.'$6.60ft6.80: rough heavy. $6.60(a 6.70: light. $6.35(^6.80 bulk of sales, $6.60(g 6.75. Shoe]) Good to choice wethers, $firstname.lastname@example.orgO fair to choice mixed, $3.(5 4.60 Western sheep, $4.60 5.35 native lambs. $4.50(7/6.75. South St. Paul, May 13. Cattle Good to choice steers, $4.50#5 good to choice cows and heifers,. $3.25@4 good to choice feeding steers, $3.75@ 4.25: steer calves, $2 3 good to choice stock cows and heifers, $2.40(5) 2.75. Hogs Price range, $6,40 6.92 1-2 bulk. $email@example.com. Sheep Good to choice shorn lambs, $5.75(T/6 fair to good, $5(35.75 heayy, $4.50(5)5: culls and stock ewes. $2.50(5/3. CASH FOUND CORRECT. Experts Count the Money in the New York Sub-treasury. New York. May i: Thi- treasury ex ports who on March 'Jl came from Wash ington t' count tli" cis'*! in the sub I treasury vaults, b.wins l" the death of the Into Conrad X. u. and the appoint ment of Hamilton Pish as his successor, have finished their labors arid have found the c.-is'.i correct I On W-e.dnesday marnins Treasurer Rob leris will alTive from Washington and will hand to Deputy Edward W. Illale. who has acted in the count for Mr. Jordan's bondsmen, a receipt for the amount on hand at tin.- time of Mr. Jor dan's death. SUbtreasurer Fish will then "hand to Mr. Roberts a receipt for thei total amount on hand at the time he took charge. The amount counted was $286,471,258 This consist,-d of SJn.7 LOO" in gold. $(! yi: .utiC. 10 in silver. Sis.l,'..777 in paper 'money. 11:5,048.8(5 In minor coin and $20,- 756.86 I pons. Aged in other items, such as paid cois interest checks, etc. WIRELESS TELEPHONE. Inventor Toils to Finish His Great Device. Harrisburgr, Pa., -May 13.Daniel Draw- rrgeXl inviilor. who resides :ar this citv, is about completing a wire dephorie. a distanc impletlon he is the I! now able to con of one mile and after if ,i new armature of inventor, wijl he able to les-s vers the whit talk (lye miles. Drawbaugh is seventy-six years old and says he is anxious i show to the world a complete wireless tele graph and telephone- system before fn% dies. Hts work is being closely watched by Dr. Ward of the University of. Penn sylvania, who represents the United States signal corps and has been with Drawbiugh since last August. Dr. Ward will not explain his presence, but it is un derstood that he is with the inventor hi the interest of the United States govern ment. Cut in Two by Train. Boone. Iowa. May 13. A tramp identified by his effects as Niel Shea of West Superior. Wis., was run over by a freight train last night. His body was cut in two in the middle. He was under the influence of liquor. Will Help Railroad. Henning, Minn.. May 13.The spe cial election held yesterday for the purpose of voting $4,000 bonds to aid the Soo in securing right of way through Henning resulted in favor of the proposition74 to 9. Y NOT MEANT FOR TH E HOUSE. Mistake Pi't Kansas Statesman in Embarrassing. Position. Representative A. D. Morris of Schuyler county had an experience in the House the other day that was somewhat mortifying to him for a short time. He had been writing a letter to his wife. In his haste to prepare an amendment to a resolu tion that was pending he mistakenly wrote it on the back of a sheet of paper in the letter and sent it to the clerk's desk. He arose at the same time and said: "Mr. Speaker, I wish to offer an amendment." "The gen tleman from Schuyler, Mr. Morris, offers an amendment," said Speaker Pro Tern. Duncan. "Read it, Mr Clerk." Clerk Jeff Pollard, with a quizzical expression, began in an un usually loud voice: "My clear Mag- gieI find myself awfully lonesome here without you" "Hold on, there, Mr. Clerk," yeHed Morris. "That's not right. That's the wrong side." The House LeM its sides to laugh, while Morris suyk into his seat with a very red face, and Clerk Pollard turned the paper o.nd began to read the resolution.Kansas City Journal. LAUGH AND BE WELL. Effective Prescription That Should Be Easy to Fill. Be jolly by all means. The latest is the "laughter cure," which has the merit of being rational if nothing else, for from time immemorial the effect of a good hearty laugh has been regarded as a healthy tonic for the melancholy and a restorative for the depressed. Another ancient physician recom mended a good laugh as a powerful means of "desopilating the spleen," whatever that may mean while a third writes of laughter as "a mighty stimulant to the liver and a lifter-up of the heart." Coming to more re cent times, Foussagrives believed mirth to be the most powerful lever of health, while Tissot claims to have cured scrofulous children by tickling them and making them laugh. Year's Gifts to Charity. Some curious facts in the matter of large gifts for charity during last year are given in Appleton's Annual. Of the immense amount given for educational purposes five-sixths were contributed by persons still living, while six-sevenths of the total for foreign missionary work came through bequests. The gifts and be quests, allowance being made for the breaking of some wills, aggregate $68,346,789, divided as follows: Edu cational institutions, $20,127,525 church and Young Men's Christian Association work, $7,588,820 foreign missionary work, $263,5u0 benevo lent societies, $4,364,724 hospitals and asylums, $26,480,958 museums and art institutions, $6,372,422 $942,440 New York Historical So ciety, $50,000. Aged Ex-Slave Dead. Norman Argo, born a slave, has just died at Pain's Lick, near Lancas ter, Ky., at the reputed age of 111 years, the authority of which is fairly established by members of the family in whose service he has passed nearly all his life. Argo belonged to Gen. Samuel Kennedy, at whose place Harriet Beecher Stowe got most of the material for "Uncle Tom's Cabin." He is said to have been the original Uncle Tom. In his youth he was a great jockey and won 'large sums for his owner. Argo was but 3 feet 4 inches tall. Chinese Satire. In his recent book on "China and the Chinese" Dr. Giles tells of a very stingy Chinaman who took a paltry sum of money to an artistpayment is always exacted in advanceand asked him to paint his portrait. The artist at once complied with the re quest, but when the portrait was fin ished nothing was visible save the back of the sitter's head. "What does this mean?" cried the sitter, indig nantly. "Well," replied the artist, "I thought a man who paid so little as you paid wouldn't care to st his face." Thumb Nail Identification. A definite and authenticated caae of thumb nail identification is reported from Paris, where a man charged with the murder of a dentist has given him self up because the authorities found tnat the imprint of a bloody thumb in the room where the murder was com mitted coincided with the markings made by his thumb. Of course Schef fer was already listed as a criminal and the police were in possession of an imnrim of his thumb. Peterson & Hoff, Painters and Decorators. House Painting, Paper Hanging, Graining, Decorating. Etc., Etc. MODERATE PRICES. PAINTS, OILS AXD1WALL PAPER. Jay Reynolds Attorney-at-Law. Office: Over Lumbermens Bank Pioneer Shoe Shop Rudolph Bohm, Prop. Repairing Neatly and Promptly Done Three Men Shot Their orders into Dorau & Lyon's for eve troughs today. Buy a Lot SPRING STOCK. I The Pioneer Harness Shop has put in an elegant line of Trunks, Valises, Dress Suit Cases and a complete line of Leather Goods. We carry in stock everything in the Harness and Saddlery Line,Har- nessOil, Mica Axle G-rease, Whips, Lap Robes. Fly Nets, Etc. Also the celebrated International Stock Food. OUR MOTTO: Reasonable Prices and Fair Treatment. THE PIONEER HARNESS SHOP Frank Longcoy, Prop. No. 317. BEMIDJI MINN. O N E S.. THE AWNING HAN. Tent? of all kinds and Descriptions for sale or rent. Hunt3rs Equip ments, Flags, Camp Furniture, etc. Wagon and Stack Covers, and all kinds of Canvas Goods. Estimates free on application. W.C.JONES TEL. 20. Office 311 Bemidji Avenue. A-A A.A.:A-A rfW A A-A-A-A-d mumfoeTownsitwNeethnI LOCATE O N MALLARD LAKE, BELTRAMI CO. F. 0. SIBLEY Proprietor SOLWAY, MINN. i cm 1