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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 26.
The New Chinese Minister. Rev. William E. Griffls corrects a published statement that Sir Chen tung Liang Cheng, the new Chinese minister, is a graduate of Yale. He merely studied there, being one of 120 students brought to this country by Yung Wing. The minister ex plains that the first part of his name, Chentung, corresponds to the Ameri can John. The middle part, his fam ily name, is pronounced Leeang. His title, about which there has been a good deal of talk, was bestowed by the British government after the au thorities of his^own country had con sented that he accen* INDIGNATION MEETING HELD Good People of Bemidji, Through Benign Influence of Our Ladies, Effect Pleas- ant ResultsCourt House Grounds to.be Completed. It had not been generally known until last Sunday that the county commissioners had been forced to stop work on the court house grounds, as there was a threat made that the bills for this work woufd be tied up by a certain county official. When the com- missioners learned of the intention to appeal these bills they ordered the work stopped at once, as the# felt that they could not have the work carried out in the face of the supposed protests of the people of Bemidji. The ladies of Bemidji learning the facts took the matter into their own hands and called a mass meeting at the court house last night. At the appointed hour the court house and cor- ridors were jammed with people anxious to express their indigna- tion at the action of those who had brought about such a state of affairs. Mrs. Ted Smith was elected chairman of the meeting. She stated in taking the chair that she had been a resident of Bemidji for the past eight years and had watched with pleasure the growth of the city and county. That the ladies of the city felt that in this case it was their duty to take such steps as might be necessary to finish the work of the county commissioners in beautifying the court house grounds, which was so well begun by the board, and that the citizens were anxious to know why the work had stopped. J. M. Markham, one of the largest taxpayers in the city, arose and in plain and forcible language stated that he thought the com- missioners should proceed with the work and that the ladies should not be put to the expense of carrying a burden that rightfully belonged to the gentlemen. He said that the reason why the com- missioners should have the work in its present incomplete condi- tion the reasons ought to be made known to the people here assembled. He went on to show those present that the price paid for the court house was not exorbitant, and that he was in favor of putting asphalt walks around the grounds, planting trees and erecting a good iron fenee. His was pithy and to the point, and showed he knew whereof he spoke. Attorney Russell then took the floor and spoke in the same vein, and both speakers were heartily applauded. L. H. Bailey was then cabled for, and he was ready to state his understanding of the situation, and said in substance: "'There is no necessity for us to deceive ourselves in regard to the situation. A year ago where this beautiful court house stands there was nothing but a few trees and a small jail. The business men gener- ally of Bemidji had approached the members of the board of county commissioners individually and collectively and suggested that the time had arrived for the building of anew court house. The com- missioners, whom I can truthfully.state, have always been ready and willing to assist Bemidji many lawful,enterprise, expressed a willingness to undertake the construction of the court house. As a result there has sprung up here as if by magic this substantial and beautiful temple of justice which, as you know, is a credit to all concerned. We are proud to state that we have one of the most beautiful public buildings of its kind in the state. There area few people in this townI can count them on the fingers of my left handwho are always ready to yell graft and thief. A study of these objectors will develop the fact that the idea of graft comes not from our county so much as from their own desires." Attorney Russell again took the floor, and after complimenting Messrs. Markham and Bailey on their fearlessness in stating the true condition of affairs offered the following resolution: RESOLVED, By the citizens oi'Bemidji, in mass meet- ing' assembled this 18th day of May, Ai. JL JINK'*, reposing implicit confidence in the honesty, integrity and business ability of our Board of Cwurity Commissioners and County Officers, do hereby emphatically and earnestly request th em to continue to completion the work of improving and beautifying the court house grounds, and that in so doing they have our hearty and earnest support and commenda- tion. The resolution was adopted by a standing vote, everyone in the house rose to their feet and gave voice to his approval by hearty applause. The ladies then thanked tho people for their interest shown and all thanked the Bemidji band for their attendance and music and the meeting broke up. it. National Longevity. Of European nations the Norwegian and Swedish are the longest lived, the Spaniards the shortest. According to a foreign statistical return recently issued, the average duration of life is as follows: Sweden and Norway, fifty years England, forty-five years and three months Belgium, forty-four years and eleven months Switzer land, forty-four years and four months France, forty-three years and six months Austria, thirty-nine years and eight months Prussia and Italy, thirty-nine years Bavaria, thirty-six years, and Spain, thirty-two years and lour months. -*r r.w^ilAMb ."Key Have an Infest-Icas Disease of the Eye^ That Bar's Them. Grand Forks. X. D.j May 10.Nine- teen Russian immigrants who arrived here two days aao are held here await ing instructions from the commission er of immigration at Montreal, and probably will be deported, all the members of the rarty being affected with trachoma, an infectious eye dis ease. The party came from Winnfpj? and was held here pending the arrival of A. C. Duddleson, who represents the United States immigration depart ment at that point. The immigrants came on without submitting to the customary medical inspection. SNOWSTORM IN MONTANA. Considerable Loss Among Sheep Is Threatened. Butte, Mont., May 19.Reports tell of a general snowstorm prevailing throughout Montana. In the eastern sections of the state the snow is wet, and unless the temperature should fall the storm will benefit the crops and the range. In the north, however, a blizzard nas been raging for several hours and the Great Northern com pany is experiencing considerable diffi culty in operating its trains. Stock is suffering greatly and considerable loss among the sheep is theatened. OUTLAW OPENS FIRE. Kills Oxte Constable and Seriously In. jur.es Another. Douglass, Wyo., May 19. Deputy Constable Yolaud was instantly killetV and Constable Graham seriously in jured by an outlaw named Smith, who is being pursued by a posse. The of ficers attempted Smith's arrest on the ground of being a suspicious charac ter. As they were about to search him he drew pistol from his hip' pocket and uogau firing. Before the officers could pull their pistols both were senseless on the sidtf.valk. There were no witnesses present, and Smith made his escape into the darknes3. Smith, it is believed, is wanted for several murders and other serious crimes. MAN SHOOTS A BOY DEAD. Points a Shotgun "He "Didn't Know Was Loaded" at Child. Duluth, May 19.Mareau Padgorski yesterday shot the head off Stens Paezkietzaga, three years old. The boy pointed a.stick at Padgorski, and, pretending It was a gun, said he would shoot. Padgorski then pointed a shotgnn at the child and instantly the gun was discharged. Padgorski 'fte clares that he did not know that the gun was loaded. He was arrested, arid at police headquarters the child's father clamored for the life of Pad gorski SENT TO ASYLUM. Wife of Prospective Millionaire Comes to an Unhappy Fate. Milwaukee, May 19. Mrs. Emma Lonstorf has been committed to the county insane hospital. Her husband, heir to the Lonstorf millions, aban doned her. The wife claimed this was done at the instigation of her mother in-law. S1.3 sued Mrs. Margaret Lon storf for flOO.OOO for the alienatidh of her husband's affections. Later she was committed as insane and then re leased. Otto Lonstorf, the husband, is with his mother in Europe. FATALLY SCALDED. Woman Slips While Carrying Quantity of Boilinq Water. Kenosha. Wis., May 19.Mrs. Flora Pfeuller, aged forty-three years, died in this city yesterday morning as a result, of being sealded by boiling water. While carrying a vessel of hot water she slipped and fell, the water fatally scalding her. The deceased was one of the best known women in the city. Sentenced at Sturgis. Sturgis, S. D.. May 19.McGrath, the soldier who broke into Anderson & Son's hardware store, made a plea of guilty of grand larceny. He re ceived one year and five months. The man Brown, who cut up Jim Bullis last fall out at Red Owl, pleaded guilty to assault. He received one year. Temp Imlay, who shot at the soldier in Lewis' restaurant in this city, pleaded euilty to assault with danger ous weapon and got one year. Pickpocket Sentenced. Sioux Falls, S. D., May 19.A man giving his name as George F. Earle, who was arrested April 5 last on the occasion of President Roosevelt's visit to Sioux Falls for picking the pockets of a man during the crush, was sentenced to a year and six months in the Sioux Falls peniten tiary. For New Bridge. Pillager. Minn., May 19.The vil lage of Pillager voted bonds to the amount of $1,500 to aid in the con struction of a bridge across the Crow Wing river a*, this place. THE DAILY PIONEER. .V^.MTED. RIOT BREAKS OUT ATTEMPT TO RUN CARS WITH NON-UNION MEN CAUSES AN OUTBREAK. flfTfEV ME\ AR E INJURED GTREET CARS BOMBARDED WITH STONES BY THE ANGRY MOB. MILITIA MAY Bf CALLED 01T SHERIFF MAY SUPERSEDE TH E MAYOR OF TH E CITY IN AU- THORITY. Bridgeport, Conn., May 19.The at tempt made by the officials of the Con- I necticut Railway and Lighting com pany to run its cars with non-union men yesterday resulted in a riot which at least fifteen men were in jured. The sheriff says that anothei such outbreak as occurred yesterday will make the calling of state troops inevitable. At the present time It ,9 possible that the county sheriff will supercede the police in the control of the city. Yesterday morning six trolley car.-, weie started out on the Barnum and State street lines. There were large crowds around the car sheds at tho time the cars were manned by twelve of the 130 strike breakers brought to this city by the trolley company. There was no disturbance of any kind for a couple of hours. When me first car, however, bad completed its third round trip and was directly in front of the Wheeler-Wilson factory, where a crowd of at least 1.0.00 per sons had gathered, a Bombardment of Stones began. The stone-throwing soon oe came so furious that the two deputy sheriffs who were riding on the cut drew their revolvers and fired five shots in the air. This caused the bombardment to let up a little and the car reached the barns and was run inside. The other five cars, operated one the same streets, received exactly the same treatment as they followed the first car into the car barns. When the last ear had passed within the doors- there was a crowd of 4,000 people gathered in a vacant lot oppo site, and violence once more broke loose Brickbats, stones "nd every thing that could be thrown weru hurled at the barns, anything tint belonged to the company in the vicin ity. At thTs ixittit Mayor Mulvihill saw that the sergeant and nine policemen who were stationed at ihe car barns were entirely Unable to Ccpe with the mob, and he sent for Chiet Coffin of the fire department. After a' short consultation the latter ordered out Engine Company No. fi, with a steamer and a line of hoe. Supt. Birmingham also ordered every avail able man to th* spot to co-operate with the firemen, and soon a stream was being played on the mob, which slowly fell back before the water. The officials of the trolley company will not reveal the names of the men injured or the nature of their injuries. In an interview the sheriff said: "I will have no further interferrneq on the part of Mayor Mulvihill. 1 will have one hundred special men here to morrow and will do my best to pr serve peace, and if the mayor of any one else atteTi7p!s to rrrterfere Ire will iie stopped il lwceSsary I will fmyerl sede Mayor Mulvihill in authority." SIGHT IS GIVEN HIM. Curious Experience of Man Who Ha3 Been Blind Since Birth. London. May A man of thirty, who had been blind from birth, had his sight restored recently by an op eration for a cataract at tho Glasgow ophthalmic Institution. Dr. Ramsay describes It in thin week's issue of the Lancet. Tho first thins that tho pa tient perceived was the face of the house burgeon. IJ BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY, MAY 19, 1903. TEX GENTS PER WEEK. did not know at the start what to say. bit the sur geon asked him to look flown, and tho sense of ^hearing guided the eye straight to the source of the sound and then he realized that this must be the mouth. The first time he saw yel low it made him feel so sick ho thought he shcnld become m. Red gave him pleasure. FOUGHT FOR HER LIFE. Indiana Woman Is Assau'ted and Murdered. Torro Haute, Ind., Miy 19.Mrs. Huack Stewart was assaulted and murdered in her home near Green cas while her husband was plow ing in a neighboring field. Tho room showed evidences of a terrible strug gle. It is thought three foreigners committed the assault. Posses are searching for the murderers. ui I I LE CHILD KILLED. Older Brother Attempts to Hand'e Loaded Gun. Appletonj, Minn., May 19. A dis tressing accident occurred at the resi dence Of .lorry Nisson yesterday. His twelve-year-old son attempted to take a loaded shotgun from the wall where it was hanging, wheu ft was accidentally discharged, the entire charge entering the head of another son. three years old, who was stand ing near, blowing the top of his head off and killing him instantly. Milky Sea Is a Puzzle. The milky sea, as it is known co mariners, is not yet fully understood. It seems to be most common in the tropical waters of the Indian ocean. and is described as weird, ghastly and awe-inspiring, and as giving the oh server on shipboard the sensation of passing through a sort of luminous fog in which sea and sky seem to join and all sense of distance is lost. The phenomenon is probably due to some form of phosphorescence. Ivesf Special Distributing Agent for the Cele brated Old Jas. E. Pepper Whiskey CHAS. H. MILES BEMIDJI MINNESOTA Lakeside Bakery. kj C. C. Doty. Admjr. East*3rd St. Telephone 118 A line ii fresh baked goods constantly hand. Goods Delivered Promptly "Scouts the Idea. Crookston, Minn., May l'.t Mr. Strassburger refuses to believe that his daughter's body is in the river or that the skirt recently found was part of hei clothing. Every effort has been made to locate the lost girl. Church Dedicated. Sioux Falls, S. EL May 19A hand some new Methodist church building was. dodieated at Alexandria yester day. Dr. A. D. Traveler of Chicago participated in the dedication exer cises. Asks Uamages From the Turkish Government. Washington! May 19.The state de partment received a long letter from Miss Ellen M. Stone demanding dam ages from the Turkish government on account of outrages perpetrated upou her by the brigands who captured and held her a prisoner while she was in tho Turkish empire. Miss StoJ^ does not fix any amount as a hasla^f her claim. BBWBB C. H. MILES ...WHOLESALE LIQUO DEALER... THE PIOXEER WHOLESALE LIQl'OK HOUSE OF XOR. 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 au Also a complete stock of Fruits. Candies and Tobaccos We Handle Celebrated Ice Cream ^^PTTOt