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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 24.
CAREER OE CRIME BLACK RECORD OF MA N WHO CAUSED WOMAN TO JUMP FROM WINDOW. RAN THEWHOLE CRIMINAL GAMUT BIGAMY, ABDUCTION, EMBEZZLE- MENT AN POCKET-PICKING AMONG CHARGES. HAS HAD A NUMBER Of WIVES CHICAGO POLICE HOLD HIM ONbearing THREE CHARGESVICTIM IS IMPROVING. Chicago, May 16. Beginning as a pickpocket in Dayton, Ohio, ten years ago, John Lepger. alias Harold C. Mills, Harold C. Reed and Homer C. Reed, to escape whom Miss Laura Stickler jumped out of a third-story window in the Newport-hotel, has run the gamut of crime. He is now con fined in the Harrison street jail under charges of abduction, attempted crim inal assault, and wife abandonment. Bigamy and embezzlement will un doubtedly be added to the charges to day. From Miss Florence Beale, who mar ried the man last October, supposing his name to be Mills, his true name was leashed and also a number of facta concerning his criminal career. It has been established beyond a doubt that he served a term in the Ohio penitentiary in 1S94 For Picking Pockets, being sent up from Dayton, and that he has married women in various parts of the country without going through the formality of securing divorce. "The man whom I supposed to be Harold C. Mills and my lawful husband is John Lepger, an ex-cenvict of Ohio," said Miss Beale. "He has been mar ried to three women besides myself to my certain knowledge. I only know the name of one of these wives. He married her in St. Louis in July, 1899, and deserted her in September of the same year after securing about $C.3n0 of her money. She learned of his con vict record and secured a divorce. I am under promise not to divulge her name or address at present. He also married a young woman in Detroit in 1902 And Deserted Her in less than six weeks. A trifle over six months afterward he married mo. A few months ago he went through a mfl-rrip-^c r,oremo?iy i-flgpsrasKii-sa^-^^ with --"ung C.H. MILES ...WHOLESALE LIQUO DEALER... THE PIONEER WHOLESALE LIQUOR HOUSE OF NOR. MINN. A Full Line of Imported and Do- mestic Whiskies, Brandies, Gins, Wines and Cordials Always on Hand Large and Small Buyers Can Save Money and Time by Purchasing at Home. Mail Orders Promptly At tended O Special Distributing Agent for the Cele brated Old Jas. E Pepper Whiskey CHAS. H. MILES BEMIDJI MINNESOTA woman in PittsDurg. His marriage to me and the Pittsburg marriage were both bigamous. Whether he has any more wives throughout the country I do not know." From another source it is learned that Lepger, under various aliases, formed enterprises in a number of places, principally in Ohio. In moat cases he absconded with the funds, vie-! timizing stockholders and investors, Laura Stickler, the young woman who jumped out of the hotel window, saying that Mills threatened her with a revolver in an attempt at assault, was resting easily yesterday at the county hospital and in a fair way for speedy recovery from her injuries. LADIES IN A WRECK. Three Royal Nsiohbors Are Seriously Injured. Indianapolis, May 15. Two street cars, the second and third in a series officers and delegates of Royal Neighbors contention, collided at Sev enteenth avenue and Seventh street. A number of women were injured, three of them seriously. They were Supreme Recorder Mrs, Winnie Field er of Peoria, 111. Deputy Organizer Miss Ada Lawson of Anoka. Minn., and Mrs. J. Briggs of Sheldon. Iowa. The front car suddenly stopped at a crossing and the rear car crashed into it. The ladies in the rear car were hurled forward, many of them being bruised about the faces and chest by striking the backs cf forward seats. Mrs. Lawson was carried to a house near the accident, while the other in jured were taken to their hotels. The front end of the rear car was crushed. REGGY DODGEfc ARREST. Jerome Was After Him, So He Sailed for Europe Frcm Boston. Boston, May 16.Fearing arrest or at least detention in New York on the old Canfield gambling house charges. Reginald C. Vanderbilt and his bride sailed from this city yesterday on theI steamer New England for Liverpool. District Attorney Jerome has been watching for a chance to arrest Van derbilt and force him to testify against Canfield. It was because of this that the young millionaire was married at NewpoTt. Tne couple made the jour ney from Newport in Mr. Vanderbilt's racing automobile. HE LD UP A SALOON. Robbers Get About $3,000 From the Till and the inmates. Helper, Fla., May 16. Four men entered Rooney's saloon early yester day morning and at the points of rei volvers held up the proprietor and a number of men in the place. William Rooney, a boilermaker. was shot and slightly injured. The robbers then went through the till and the pockets of everyone present, rifled the slot machines and fled. The robbers se cured between t2Z :~-::d 22-OOQ 1 TO DESTROY SHIPS LEAGUE OF DYNAMITERS HA S BEEN A WORK FOR TE N YEARS. CONCLUSION RfACtltD BY BOLIN REGULT OF DEVELOPMENTS IN REGARD TO ATTEMPT ON UMBRIA. DISAPPEARANCE Of THfc NARONIC LETTER FOUND WHICH REVEALS FATE OF THAT VESSEL OTHERS LOST. New York, May 16.That there is'a band of dynamite- leagued to destroy ships with infernal machines, and that it lias carried on its work for at least ten years, is the conclusion reached here by members of the de tective bureau as a result cf develop ments in regard to the infernal ma chine rent to the Gunard pier. Among the effects of the man who sent the infernal machine to the Umbria latu week ha been found a clip of paper on which was written in French: "The destruction of the Na.-nio was complete. Mr Lobrun, who made the box, has this moment gone to Chi- cago." The detectives also have good rea son to believe that the recent infernal machine was made in Chicago and I that the maker is on mid-ocean on some steamship. Sailing lists of half a do/en trans- 1 Atlantic steamship lines have been i found in the room of G. Rosseau, who i is alleged to have Ssnt th. Machine, and G. Rosseau ..s believed to be G. I Russell who \:UL at work on a mys terious machine n Chicago. It is believed th Rosseau sailed for Europe on Saturday, and on cabled in- structions from the police here, each of the steamers which sailed East hound on Saturday will be searched on arrival for the dynamiter. A trunk belonging to Rosseau is thought to have ueen purchased in Chicago. A trunk similar to the one the police have was bought there by a man answering the description of Rosseau, and i was sent to board ing house where it has been learned a man giving the name of G. Russell took a room and worked on a mysteri cms machined Chief of Detectives McUltisky I reached Chicago yesterday and he"sent word here that hie believes Russell is no other than Ro.-seau. He also said 'he was convincf that the infernal ma chine was made at the Chicago house where Russell stopped. Naronic's Fate Never Known. The Chicago police have discovered three men who unsuspectingly assisted Russell in the manufacture of his de vice. One is a carpenter, the other a blacksmith and the third a machinist They have shops near where Russell boarded. They .say that he told them that he was manufacturing a gambling machine. The Naronic, which was the larg est freight, steamship afloat in 1S93, left Liverpool on the morning of Felt. 11, 1893, with 4,0d() tons of freight, a crew of fifty-five men and fifteen pas sengers, who had gone to England on the previous trip in eha''ti" of a cargo of cattle. She was never seen after she left Mersey, and to this day no word of hex has reached the owners of the line.,, 1,200 KISSES FOR $3,000. She Kept Account of Them and Then Sued for Breach of Promise. Albany. X. Y.. May 16Miss Frances Pettit of Gal way has recovered a judgment, from sixty-year-old James 1 1 P. Tittemoro. the village blacksmith, for $3,000 for breach of promise. Tit temore had courted her fourteen years Aid. according to her memorandum book, kissed her 1.23G times. The first entries in her book were as follows: "Mr. Tittemore came to me to night. H1 THE DAILY PIONEER. BEM1DJI. MINNESOTA, SATURDAY, MAY 16, 1908. is a nice fellow,see but he is 3 married and I guess mother won't like to have him come." "James a here to-night. He kissed me. It was the first time I was ever kissed by a man." Tittemore looks upon the judgmenl as excessive and has desided to appeal. REVOLUTION IS OVER. Big fileamer Victoria Taken With Bunch of Nicaragua Rebels. New Orleans, May 16.T. M. Solo mon & Co., financial reoresentatives of the Nicaraguan government here, have I received the following cablegram from that government: "We hav* captured the steamer Vic toria and'all the revolutionists. Peace reigns throughout the republic." BUSY DAY FOR ROOSEVELT. Califomians Give Him Everything But Sleep. San Francisco May 16-P^ldent Roosevelt bade farewell to ban Iran- seemed to-verify the smiling remark' he made that the City of the Golden] Gat- had given him everything except. uai ::a' give un cvcijauiu *7JV\.V.I tion oi the monument commemorative necessity of a stronger navy and prac tical training r.t sea. Then a trip was GEN. MILES' REPORT. Actina Adjt. Gen. Hal Washington. May 16. Secretary Root nun a numner of other officials in the war department yesterday received a circular letter from Mr. Herbert Welsh of Philadelphia, which has also been mailed to a number of private individuals reference to the report of Lieut. G*n. Mile The latter de sires that the letters be addressed to the presioent. Secretary Hoot. Adjt and guidance of the cv1' report of Gen. Mile in the Philippine f-d tnds. nartm'eni yesterday .^ai'-d uihlic the letter of .-Ndjt. Gen. Corhin to den Miles answering one sent to the secre tary ~r' public:.i ion of (Jen. Mil's' report. The ad.iiii.iin general -ays that the full re port was given to the press by Acting Adjt. Gen. W. P. Hail. NO MORMONS ARE WANTED. Mayor Low Revokes Permits to Street Preachers New Y'*ik May 16. Mayor Low: has sttfpp.vd the preaching of Mormon ism in tho reels the city. All permits forme'!'" issued to Mormon elders io preach in the streets have beeen re voked and no mbr will be issml. Sevora. j.-.onths ago a number of Mor mens came to this etiy and oljtained such permits. The eiders wen- not known cts Mormons when they ob tained the permits, but a short time ago some om complained to the mayor against i1"' preaching of Mormoh'isrri in the 3*reets. An investigation was made an 1 the permits revoked. WIFE IS ACCUSED. Charged With Murdering Husband Found Dead in Kitchen. St. Loeis, May Hi.---Henry Wellslian. thirtv-ovr years old. a motorman. was found dead early yesterday morning in the kitchen of his wife's residence with a bullet hole in his head. His Wife claima her husband committed suicide, but she, together with Minnif MeyeP .ad John Meyers, who rcsnh ahoy\ r.t. Well'shans are under arrest pe/ ,ig n Inye i 'aiion. Wellsham jf*d on lm wife Wednesday night i attempted to effect a reconcilia- _j_and a quarrel followed in which Meyers became involved. SENATOR BEFORE GRAND JURY. He Emerges Trembling and With Flushed Face. Jefferson City, Mo.", May 16Former State Senator C. W. Schwelfikard of St. Louis, who ma'te a complete con fession to Circuit Attorney Folk of his conii'-c.iou with the boodle deeds in the Fortieth general assembly, was be fore the grand jary tor two hours yes terday. While in the jury room he was confronted by ex-Senator Rusch, also of St. Louis. After being exam ined at length Schweickard emerged tnnibling and with flushed face. MANY CHRISTIANS KILLED. But Reports of Massacre at Monastir Were Exaggerated. London, May 36.'the under secre tary, Lord Cranborn- in the house of commons, iead a telegram from the British consul at Monastir. European Turkey, saying that, while several rhristians had been killeed during the recent disturbances, there had been further disturbance during the last few days and adding that business is pro of ling as usual. The consul also v ported that the loss of life was exag gerated. WILL B[ NO STRIKE AQREEMEN Cisco last night, his last day. like the] SATISFACTORY TO BOTH others here, being so taken up that SIDES. REACHE sleep Earlv yesterday morning tho EACH SIDE MAItfS CONITSS'OMS WTO im.r. man a*.-.wages presidential partv with an escort of gald th on,, -t mi*-.-,: Mher sailers and marines, left the PaWa] gg^ hotel and participated in the dediea- EFF0RT S 0 TW) N C1T Of the vietorv of Commodore Dewey MEN WERE CROWNED WITH excess oi 5 cent oi th- Lncceiiae al and his fleet at ManTTa hay. Here SUCCESS. alvSo.f/.f ZTi tU^fm the president dwelt strongly upon the an( war Wednesday regarding the 1 WHICH IS M, hour., taken across the bay to Berkeley, the GRAMS A LIBERAL INCREAS1 P*eiior *n will -rewlra $110 a month on all divisions baggagemen, i yso a month rind biitkemeti fxum $ft?,50 to *i rnunth. la thr MM' of tho pas- DOUBLE-HEADER AGREEMENT IS ^^^^^XvSu^aTSS SATISFACTORY TO THE ROAD five i i EE3 3 By the schedule i. 1 by I h( .unp.my. AND THE MEN. home of the University of California. where the president spoke at the commencement exercises. The citi zens of Oakland next claimed Mr. Roosevelt's intention. The next trip was to Vallejo, where the cornerstone of the Y. M. C. A. was laid. A trip was made to the Mare Island navy yard I and last night was spent at the Union League club banquet. Shortly after g i May 16. General Man- Has to Retain Lawyer to Have Prom- midnight the party left for the Yosem- j,- Ward of the Creat Northern ise Fulfilled. lie valley. I railway and the coinnvHteos o| the N. York, May 16. If a settlement. I of Railway Gonduetovs and the is not made with Miss Harriet Sehade, fhorhood of Railway trainmen who found M.s Colgate Hoyt's $25,000 slTgn R'n agreement yesterday after- I peart n.vMnee. for the niurii of Ahieh a v, tich is satisfactory [o both, a reward of w^s offered, al- It Was Given to tho Frcss In Full by ,i Wjll Gen. Corbin, Judge Advocate General seemed almost ir.ovitnhTeT" ~Boise. Idaho. May Mi. rd them to publish for e.d Information known to indicate thai the Great house. Three passengers were re- N'ort :ern was not i.. hind any of the Uevcd of their valuables and the bag- ding aL'airs 0j}ier lie war de- osity to its men. it is in fact, I that the agreement ulo by the Doebie-'H-^der Airier -Nit. Die ittli im al oi the i aead' 1,1, 1 their jurisdletion. question glV(?S botll the i en rai man ager and the cojoinilLLees oi I i its'I of Mimt. I will no! run doubh i.eaders in exc.w Of 1-2 o, '-"ii nt the .rain mile- employ double-lieaders on 2.3 peB.ceni of th gross ilcige. Double header I districts will be designated. The use I of helper engines will be figure^ In the pefceritage. New Wage Scale. All eonir:.'HHi..nH In T i 1 all agree- OJ(J(I const !ntl of] hanil. TEN GENTS PER WEEK I :h' MI I7r HI.IU is i urtit cenc an hour more than th. i-eal. St. Paul i MMI..'. Th. Chicago scale Is as follows: Nighi foremen, n-nts iin hour flight helpers, ijb eenis an hour': 'lay toremfn. 31'oents an hour 'lay helpers: "-'s rents Tfi _,. Lh !"i schedule/^ i cents a uuudrct1 .1. iif pay for conductors follow?. ('.inductors i ir.iiiif, 5:1.50 a hurdred -_'..:: The former pay .-.in Hv The new id nil 'v. the mductors nules .ml brakemen 3j BUSINESS IfflYutral milTtrr. ti I to SK I lirake-ineB men. s. r? o, i t.. V..,K, mi now remains hut to work oui the. do will be beg for the recovery of ihe tails, which will bo done by Gdiieral remaihitrfi $4,()i)0i John Schade, the Superintendent George T. Slade and girl's father, has retained Edgar, !i. the committees. A meeting for that Hosenst. ck. after has ins written Mr purpose will he held in the othce Of Mr. lloyt that unless the remainder of the Slade to-day. reward offered was paid he would re- Roth sides made concessions in re- sou to this remedy through the courts, spouse to the a- ,-ea! of represent at.lye's Hoyt declined to make an explanation of the cpranrerc'al interests oi s'i Paul of the matter, and Minneapolis, alter negotiations __.... had been broken off and a strike Stage Held Up. Davis. Assistant Adjt. Gen, Hall audi details of the settlcmenl have running from Wallace to Boise was Assistant Adjt. Gen. Kkmis asking been made public, but enough in hold up yesterday rear the hali'-wa transcpntinenhtl lines in gener- gage and registered mail rilled. Great Xorthern is more generous ivi Constantinople, Mav Hi The sultan some respects than that gTiinTell by has warned the governors of the prov- acmn of-t,he pther Wcste'rn !!nes. lucesbe xvil ...t,j-akenien si'.TO the rate oi tncrea? i in i cast i w.' ftthe greatest saUsfactioii! as ii was tin one that une so mar pf- ipUaUhg a Old RcicJcnt Killed, strike. The salient points of the sot Cedar Frll.i. fowa. May HI. Prof. c+,.,t dement on tire denble-hea lei- proposl- Sajiiii I Ffts man i'. rs. v. of the Eacui- the system. I nderthe agreement the company, on i lie I being I WILL SUE FOR REWARD. be no stiik N'o'l.iu-. though only $.100 was paid to her. suit he stage Governors Warned. 1 o1f, EiYroi^ean Turkey that theyi rll personally responsible ^be event of massacreti occurriuii in tv of tho Iowa State normal fion are as follows of the Iow a Stal normal school.l Ceii".-:'! Maneger Ward's original has beer' if.mmoned to ICarlville, [own, proposition was lhai he id agreo by the iv- sago thai his father had not to ran doiibTo fnJfi Icrs HI exct^ss of been killed by being thrown from 3 per el'.! of ihe total train mileage, carriage. He was a prominent citizen tin percentage which now obtains on of that place i H CJ age b'n tiini nan "fine svst3m how Coleman an aid evident ol MeCoot,. ever none of the grades, except thn a, nieut-. v.ili he ',.ii. is "i March 1. _. e.... VU'IMIM, rn ..li vnnlS -l ac nal.l P'l0' I Lakeside Bakery. C.fC. Doty. Admr. East 3rd St. Telephone 1IH A line of fre'sli ImkeiJ Goods Delivered Promptly 1 1 1 ^W.n- an|a Killed. U,mi Si 1 8nmer resort at owtrc wh between SI Pawl .ihion depot ami McCo-k. was n.a down last night by a Hamline. is in excess ol f! 10 of I per MHw.augee & St. Paul train ant! cent W.st ol MInoi the company mav/'" 1 afreight 5 walW.ng home Rampage. th R,ve Boon Wehster City, Iowa, May 1.6. The Boone river at this point has ovei flowed Its banks, and many of the res on( 0 Eal haV to removfe, from their homes.^ lj( Also a complete stock of Fruits. Candies and Tobaccos. We Handle Ives* Celebrated Ice Cream