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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 28.
WAR IN COLOMBIA EVERYTHING READY FOR REVO- LUTIONARY OUTBREAK AGAINST MARROQUIN. CONSll OENCRAt GIVES WARNING PEOPLE DISSATISFIED BECAUSE THE CANAL TREATY IS NOT RATIFIED. A DICTATORSHIP IS CERTAIN REYES AND FERNANDEZ HEAD THE REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENT. London, May 21. Senor Gillermo R. Calderon, Colombian consul gen eral in Great Britain, yesterday morn ing cabled the Bogota government as follows: "Ships nearly sold advise holding them. War preparing. Be on your guard." The ships referred to are the cruis ers which the Colombian government authorized Calderon to sell at the con clusion of the recent revolution. Ex plaining the cablegram, the consul general said: "Everything is in readiness for a revolutionary outbreak against Presi dent Marroquin because ^Z that of ficial's reported determination not to call congress together and to execute the required ratification of the Pan ama canal treaty himself. "Gen. Raphael Reyes and Gen. Fer nandez, both able leaders, will Lead the revolutionists. They com and the sympathy of Conservatives and Liberals alike. Kowev^r P"2.sident Marroquin is supported by the army, the official classes, the diplomatic corps, and above all, by the United States. Should the attitude of Ameri ca be sufficiently pronounced the presi dent may succeed in Holding power. Whichever way victory may go, the true interests of the country are like ly to be promoted, since a Dictatorship Is Certain. A dictatorship is what Colombia needs. Every Colombian possesses a rifle. The revolutionists are providing them selves with ammunition and supplies, and war will be begun the moment Reyes and Fernandez speak the word." Several Colombian revolutionists who have arrived in London express surprise that the coup d'etat arranged some weeks ago to displace Marroquin stULhJiiiirs fire- They assert that Maj 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 MINNESOT A roquih's assumption or arouraiy power means war unless the president should give way. Tney add that all Colombia wants the- canal, but that the majority wishes the constitution upheld and adequate payment made to Colombia for its canal rights, either by the French company or by the United States. South Americans in London who anticipated an easy tri umph for Reyes and Fernandez say that their scheme appears to have mis carried. They agree that Fernandez's resignation of the ministry of war points to war under his chief com mand. IRON MASTER DEAD. B. F. Jones Passes Away Suddenly at His Home. Pittsburg, May 21. B. F. Jones, founder of the Jones & Laughlin Steel works, the largest independent plant in the United States, died suddenly at 2:25 yesterday morning from nervous prostration, aged seventy-nine. He was chairman of the Republican na tional committee during the Blaine Cleveland campaign, and was promi nent in national politics. Monitor May Get Out. St. Louis, May 21.It is believed by river men that the monitor Arkansas, which is barred at St. Genevieve, Mo., about fifty miles spilth of here b,_!ow water, will be able to proceed on her way to the gulf to-day. Since Satur day the river has risen four feet and an addition of two more feet is ex pected. Plunged From Balcony. Savannah, Ga., May 21.Robert J. Hilton, aged thirty-four, a civil engi neer employed by the government in Savannah harbor work, committed sui cide yesterday by jumping head fore most from the balcony of St. Joseph's hospital. He went to the hospital the previous night to be treated for fever. Devastated by Fire. St. Johns. N. F.. May 21.Fire has devastated the iiining town of Litlle Bay, where a large copper mine is be ing worked. Three churches, the com pany's stores, tee government build ings and forty dwellings were de stroyed. Loss, $50,000. Two hundred and fifty persons are homeless. Bloodhounds After a Murderer. Nashville. Tcnn., M?y 21. Word has been received here of the assas sination of Squire Oscar Harewell at Good Springs. Hare wall was a coun try merchant and slept over his store. Bloodhounds ore after murderer. Struck by a Wild Engine. Wellington, Kan., May 21.A north bound Rock Island passenger train was struck by a wild engine from the Caldwell yards a mile south of that station. On man was killed and sev eral injured. KNOWS TOO MUCH ATTEMPT MADE TO POISON THE ALLEGED SLAYER OF MARCUM. AND FOUND TO CONTAIN POISON. HOT DUEL IN THE MOUNTAINS BELIEVED TO BE RESULTOF MAR- CUM TROUBLEASK FOR TROOPS. Louisville. May 21. Persons who procured the assassination of J. B. Marcum, one of Kentucky's most prominent lawyers, are suspected of an attempt on the life of Curtis Jett, the alleged assassin, now in jaii in Winchester. It is believed that these persons feared that Jett, knowing mrch, might tell everything he knows, not only about the killing of Marcum, but the assassination of Dr. Brown, Cox and Sam Cockrell. It was discovered yes terday that an attempt to poison Jet! was made at the jail here last Satur day. A stranger appeared at the jail and asked to see Jett. He was ad mitted by Jailer Boone, who remained with him. Jett did not recognize the man, who talked to him quite famil iarly. After* while the stranger drew a bottle of whisky from his pocket and offered it to Jett. but Jailer Boone took the bottle from Jett's hand as he was about to drinn. Jett protested, saying he wanted the whisky, but Jailer Boone refused to let him have it. Jailer Boone started to walk away with the bottle when the Stranger Became Nervous and asked that he be given the bottle. Jailer Boone kept it and the stranger soon left, showing signs of uneasiness. It has been found that the whisky eon tained poison, and it will be sent to the staie college at Lexington for analysis. A search is now being made for the stranger. An effort to secure, Jett's release yesterday on habeas corpus proceed ings failed, Judge Benton overruling the motion. Word was received yesterday of a terrible duel in the mountains, which it is believed resulted from the Mar cum trouble. Former Jailer Combs of Campton and Lon Sherman Lad a des perate encounter at Campton, during which both men were dangerously wounded. In the fight an ax'j THE DAILY PIONEER. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, MAY 21, 190 8 STRANGER GIVES HI WHISKY BOTTLE IS SEIZED BY THE JAILER and a knife were used by the combatants. The fight was the result of an old grudge. Combs belongs to one of ilie most prominent families in Eastern Kentucky. Citizens of Breathitt coun ty are peJ4tioning Gov. Beckham to send troops to prevent further blood shed, but the executive says he will not send the soldiers until the grand jury meets to investigate the killing of Marcum. SOUGHT PRESIDENT'S LIFE. Suspected Intentions of an Anarchist Arrested in Sacramento. Sacramento. Cal., May 21.A man was arrested last night by Citizen F. M. Woodson. Woodson heard him say: "One has died and another might just as well." When arrested and taken to the jail the man gave his name as Randleman. He had a big six-shooter inside his vest and two extra cartri'Jges in his pocket. He offered ncVexplanatioh. He has a ticket from Sa'Tafniento" to Selby Smelting works. He had $27 in hi3 pocket. W'fPED OU'f BY FIRE. Small Pennsylvania Town Suffers a $100,000 Loss. Pittsburg, May 21.Fire that start ed in the plant of the Glenshaw Glass company at Glenshaw yesterday de stroyed that plsnt, the plant of the Wittmer Brick company, the Jackson and Murray hotels and the residence I of John H. Movers, the handsomest in the town. The loss is $100,000. with little insurance. The town is almost without fire protection. The origin of the fir? is a mystery. Two Killed in Shooting Affray. Sanderson. Tex.. May 21.Justice of the Peace H. S. Bigtrs and Edward Bell were killed last night in a shoot ing affray at. the postoffice. Deputy Sheriff McMahon was shot in the arm. Cause of the trouble not known. Mob Hangs a Negro. Madison. Fla.. May 21.A mob en tered Madison last night, secured tke keys from the night jailer, took out Washington Anderson, a negro, and lynched him. He was accused of mur derlng his cousin. BITTERNESS IS GONE. Noble Words of Gen. Gordon at Open ing of Confederate Reunion. Now Orleans, May 21. The thir teenth annual reunion of the United Confederate' Veterans opened yester day under most favorable auspices. As commander-in-chief of the veterans it was the province, of Gen. John Gordon to open the convention, and as his soldierly form and battle scarred visage came to the front of the rostrum the delegates arose en masse and gave 'iim cheer after cheer. The general repeatedly bowed his acknowl edgements of the loyal and affection ate greeting. He said. "We will not indulge on this centen nialthis polit'eal mellenial mourn ingnor at other times, in any biUes ness. We feel none. We pity those who do. We have long siace drawn the curtain of oblivion over the re gretful and unseemly things of the past and we cherish as Americana the valor -and noble deeds of both armies and of all sections. We are satisfied with our record and the wer that would attempt to make us ish for it would be both stupid and blind. We are heirs, joint heirs, with the republic's children in the inher itance of freedom left by our sires. We are proud of all the past. More over, we are now facing a future preg nant with tremendous possibility but we ace it with a strength of hone and uss1if3jp.ee borne of an unswerving purpose to discharge our every duty to aH^ices and to the whole country." FLOUR MONOPOLY. Brazil Takes Action in Spite of Protest From Jnited States. Washington, May 21.The state de partment has been informed that one house of the legislature of the Bra zilian State of Pernambuco has passed the bill creating an exclusive monop oly in the milling of flour. The news has caused commotion among Ameri can flourmakers, who had felt assured that the energetic protest of United States Minister Thompson against tno proposed legislation was effective. LOWLANDS FLOODED. High Water Surrounds Villages and Inunfales Farms. La Crosse, Wis., May 21.Reports received in this cits from surrormlhi'* towns and villages show that inestima ble damage has been done to farm lands by a big rise in the Mississippi and its tributaries. The Root, La Crosse and other small streams are raging torrents and severs! feel over their banks. Thousands of acres of farm Lands are flooded rind crops will have to be replanted. vera! bridges have been washed out and roads (1 ed to the depth 'if three and four I MINERS ARE DEAD. Rescue Shaft Shows That There Was No Escape for Them. Helena, Mont frlay 2!.- A courier from Lincoln Gulch says: There is no longer any doubt that Alexander Mur ray, Henry Miller and Michael Purceil, miners, caught by the cave-in at the Eglavoi Saturday night were killed. A rescuing party sank a shaft thirty-two feet deep In thirty-six hours and found the ground caved to the face of the drift where the men had been work ing. HIS PRIZE ELOPER. Sad Tale of the Man Who Captures a Servr|it Girl. Miller, S. D., .May _2l.~ The servant girl problem is growing interesting here. One man about used tip a $250 team locating and capturing one. The wages asked were exorbitant, but the man brought her along. The morning following she failed to respond to the breakfast calL He was much sur prised upon Investigation to find that she had eloped with the hired man. ROADMASTER KILL_D. After Escaping Danger for Thirty Years He Falls Under Train. Cresco, Iowa, May 21. While at tempting to board a north-bound pas senger train at this point, T. Ahern, roxdmr.ster of the Iowa & Minnesota division of the Milwaukee road, fell under the wheels an dwas instantly killed, his body being almost cut in two. The deceased had been road master of this division for over thirty years, and had just retired. f-etl Under a Train. Osceola, Wis., May 21. William Clancy, a young man of twenty-one. while attempting to hoard a west bound Soo freight below the Bethania mineral springs, missed his footing and was thrown under the train, cut ting his left, leg off below the knee. He came from Wolf Creek and said he was in search of work. Borrowed From His Sweetheart. Audubon, Iowa, May 21. Edgar Allen was Indicted by the grand jury for receiving money under false pre tenses. He was accused of asking the y-mng lady to whom he was en gaged for $200 to add to his $3"0 to buy a ('ray line that they might be married. When she gave him the money he skipped. LOSS OF MILLIONS CATTLE AND SHEEP INDUSTRY OF MONTANA RECEIVES A HARD BLOW. HEAVIEST LOSS I N ITS HISTORY SNOWSTORM WAS THE WORST EVER KNOWN IN NORTH- ERN MONTANA.* SMUGGLED IMMIGRANTS. North Dakota Man Arrested on Seri ous Charye. Grand Forks, N. l. May 21. benrh Feigler of Neche was held to the United States court at Fargo under $1,000 bonds last night by United States Commissioner Carrothers. fo having assisteVi nineteen [vtisjdanfi to enter the United States Illegally hv driving them from Gretna to Bathgate to evade the. examination at N'eche, They had been examined at Whuito.es anuwo re found to be suffering from trachoiii:i and wore refused admission to the nrifeTl stnt Thr tttrrsfans are ali hero now pendln the receipt of ad vices from Washington! TOOK IT FOR A PRESENT. Brainerd Man Is Acquitted in the Fed eral Court. Duluth, Minn., May 21. John Will lams, who was indicted by the federal grand jury for forgery, was tried and acquitted yesterday. The charge of forgery was based on his receiving a letter containing a money order. The letter was addressed tq John Williams and the order was for John Williams. The accused bad just imt married and 1 THREE HERDERS fROZIN 10 DEATH hands FULLY NINETY PER CENT OF SHEEP ON' THE RANGES PERtSHED. Groat Falls. Mont., May 21. The heaviest cattle and sheep lot 3 in the history of Montana, the damage of which- will foot as high as $5,000,000, has. 'icon caused by the terrible snow sa rm which has been raging for the past throe days. In some sections fully per cent of the sheep on the ranges have perished. Three hed ra at least have wandered away in the blinding storm and been frozen to death. An Hged herder employed by II. H Wilson at Portage was lost Sunday. Two more in the Shelby Junction country employed by the Florence Cat tle company, are missing, and there is no hope that they ran be found alive. Herders have nbandoned their tlocl on every hand and tied for sat'et to the settlements and ranches. Nothing like the fury of this storm has ever before been witnessed In Northern Montana. Of a consignment of GO O cattle bound from Havre all but live were Tound frozen stiff. 1 osses are reported on ever' hand, and this district will feel the (fleets of in* losses for. years. Lakeside Bakery. i C. C. Doty, Admr. EastE3rd St. Telephone 118 A line ol Ircsh Iittkcd goods constantly on hand. Goods Delivered Promptly TEN CENTS PER WEEK. I thougnt it was a weaning present rroir his wife's relatives, and signed the order and got it cashed The letter I was intended for another John Will iams. WILL REPLACE MILL. Scofield S2v.1r.ill Is to Have Machirery Frcn Another Plant. West Suij:r r. Wis May 21.Tfc'e" sawmill of former Gov. Scofi'et'd which was burned a week ago last Sunuay, is to be replaced. The Seotleld inter ests have purchased the plant of the Menomonie River Lumber company at Marinette and will move the ma chinery here. Three hundred men were thro"-n out of employment by the tire. The Scofield company has a three-year's' sawing contract on Its CITY WILL MOT BUY. Citizens Will Fit Out the New Cruiser by Private Subscription, lies Moines, Iowa. May 21.The city council has refused to make an appro priation to,- the purchase of a silver set for the cruiser H-'s Moines. City Solicitor Bw inner- held that the coun cil had ho authority to make an ap propriation for such put pose. Tho silver set will probably be purchased by the subscription list plan. LEAVE IT TO TH E PEOPLE. Wisconsin Legislature Disooses of Primary Election Bill. Madison. Wis., May 21. The sen ate last evening concurred in the pri mary election measure as passed by the assembly', referring the whole mnt ter to a vote of the people, who will de cide as to the merits of the bill at the general election next year. Death Follows Scuffle. Grand Forks. N. J) May 21.-Frank Eckland is dead at Deaconess' hos pital as a result et^a scuffle. Ho leaver a wife and one child. He requested that the man he wits scuffling with should not be prosecuted. Suicide of Soldier. Helena. Mont May 21 Because he had trouble with the tlrst sergeant of his company. Fourth Sergeant Bruce Gray, Company A. Twenty-fourth In fantry, committed suicide by swallow ing carbolic acid. Arrested on Serious Charge. Indianapolis fnd. May 21. v'arl J. Garolsdn, who claims to be the heir to the estate of the murdered New York millionaire Rive was arrested on complaint his svlt' who charges thai he attempted to thi.td'er the entire family by iueans of chloroform! Nine Injured in a Wreck. Uahii'h, N'. May 21. Nine per sons TO injured in a wreck on the Southi'" railway near heVfl Two are seriously hurl The cause of the ac cident was spreading rails. RACE AGAINST DEATH. Business Man, Fearing Insanity, Fiats From Friends and Shoots Himsell. Battle Creek, Mich.. May 20,Her- bert Woodcock, a wholesale hardware dealer from Bridgeport, Ohio, commit ted .suicide in a sensational manner here yesterday. He raced against his friends in an express wagon and a squad of police in a patrol wagon. Woodcock came to a local sanitarium for nervous troubles: caused hv over- Alsp a complete stock of Fruits, Candies and TorJaCCOS. We Handle Ives* Celebrated Ice Cream wvrr