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THE DAILY PIONEER.
EDWARD KAISER, Publisher Entered in the postoltiee at Benitdjt. Mini.., as second class matter. PUBLISHED EVEKY AFTERNOON. Official County and City Paper. NOTICE TO ADVERTISERS Copy for changes of advertisements in The Daily Pioneer must reach this office by 10 o'clock a. m. in order to insure their appearance in the Issue of same day. PROMOTIONS CANCELLED. Three Thousand Postoffice Clerks Are Affected. Washington, May 22.The cancel lation of the promotions of over 3,000 postoffice clerks thro ughonI. the coun try recently authrized by tbt depart ment and a formal notice to Former First Postmaster General PeM-y S. Heath of the charges made against him by ex-Cashier S. W. Tulloch of the Washington city postoffice, con stituted yesterday's developments in the posoffico investigation. First As sistant Postmaster General Wynne late yesterday afternoon reported to Postmaster General Payne that the tabulation of the clerks in each grade in postoffices of the first-class had been completed. This work was un dertaken in accordance with the order made by the postmaster general to' re arrange the salaries of the clerks al ready classified so that the number in the several grades shall not exceea the number specifically prescribed in the act of congress making appropria tions for the postal service. The former classification was made by George W. Bcaveis just prior0 to his sudden res -nation as chief of the di vision of salaries and allowances. The new schedule makes It necessary to cancel 3,046 promotions in the several grades in which there is an excess above the number to which the grades are limited by law, and in whici grades 7,412 promotions have been au thorized heretofore. ENTERS LAST STAGES OF TRIP. President Roosevelt Completes His Tour of California. Ashland, Or., May 22. President Roosevelt yesterday completed his tour of California and entered upon the last stages of his long trip which is to end at Washington June 5. Kis journey yesterday was through the mountainous region around Mount Shasta, where the towns are few and far between, and consequently he was called upon to do 'out little speaking. Where his train did stop, however, he was met by large and enthusiastic crowds. Gov. Pardee of California, who has been with the president al most continuously since he entered that state, bade him good-bye at Hory brook, and in a short address the pres ident delivered at that place he said he was sorry to part with him. AN ALABAMA TRAGEDY. Bridegroom Neglects to Come and the "Bride Drowns Herself. Lani.ate, Ala.. May 22.Miss Sejlci Lawrence, a belle of the community, was to have been married Tuesday The bride was dressed and the guests had airived but the bridegroom ling ered. When the hour for the marriage had passed the young woman slipped away to the Chattahoochie river, an:'., leaving the following note on the bank where her hat was found, threw herself into the stream and was drowned: "Don't grieve after me for I ain miserable. My heart, is broken fare well dear mamma." It was learned later that the pros pective bridegroom had written a note saying that he could not marry Miss Lawrence. MONUMENT TO SENATOR DAVIS. Unveiling Will Take Place at Arling ton Cemetery on Memorial Day. Washington,, May 22. The monu ment to the iate Senator Cushman K. Davis will be unveiled at Arlington na tional cemetery on Memorial day. There will be several short addresses, one from John R. Proctor, president, of the civil service commission, and v. t. Henry A. Castle will deliver the eulogy. The monument will be in place by next Wednesday, which is the time fixed the Minnesota Editorial association to visit Arlington. Had ttie assocation been able to remain a day or two longer in Washington it would have participated in the unveiling cer emonies, but the four days' itinera! of the visiting editors will end May 28. NO MORE EXECUTIONS. Wardjgp_nResigns Rather Than Electro cute His Fourth Man. Columbus, Ohio, May 22."I worjid not electrocute anotner man for the State of Ohio under any circum stances," said William N. Darby, in explaining his resignation as warden of the Ohio penitentiary. He has ex ecuted three men, and resigned be cause another convict is awaiting exe cution in the death cell. "The fact that I have had to move the lever In electrocuting criminals has worried me more than I can stand," said the ex-warden, "and I resolved I would never again take part in another." Horse Thieves Abroad. Ellsworth, Wis., May 22.A team, harness and carriage was stolen from W. M. Leonard, one-half mile south of here last night. No trace of the J_deves has. been discovered. An Embarrassing Cltuation. What a situation that must have been at a recent reception in London, where a lady appeared in a gorgeous gown looted from the imperial palace at Pekin, and later in the evening found herself face to face with the Chinese ambassador! It may be de scribed as "curdling." The ambassa dor, for a moment, apparently thought some lady of the royal family of China had suddenly appeared in a London drawing room, for the material of the gown had never been worn by any but Chinese royalty. He couldn't conceal his agitation in meeting an English lady thus arrayed, but she fortunately had the tact to leave the reception, and thus somewhat relieve the embar rassment, but the incident, it is re ported, will, not soon be forgotten by those who witnessed it. One cannot envy or pity a woman who would wear a looted gown, transformed though it might be by the fashionable dress maker. Complied With the Law. M. Baron, the French actor, recently accepted a railroad pass, and as the French law requires that all such bil lets shall have a picture of the holder upon it Mr. Baron had himself photo graphed as Mephistopheles. In this character he is better known than as a private individual, and both the rail way and the government officials are content to regard the law as fully complied with. In Defense of Claret. We learn that his majesty the kins received the offer from various wine merchants and growers of the Bor deaux district of a thousand bottles of claret, or mr if so desired. Tho bottles were not to bear the names of firms or owners of vineyards, and the gift was simply intended to com memorate the coronation. It is stated that Lord Pembroke, in his reply, re gretted that claret was not used in the hospitals of the country, but all the same he thanked the wine growers who had made this generous offer. It may be true that claret is not used in British fiospitals, but is there any rea son why it should not beany reason so cogent as to cause this excellent gift horse to be looked suspiciously in the face? Claret, by which wo mean tiound Bordeaux, such as this wine would have been, is an excellent and wholesome drink, and we think that it is a thousand pities, from every point of view, that the generous and kindly thought of the Bordeaux growers waft not more appreciated.Lancet. Big Haul of Salmon. Probably one of the largest catches of t,almon ever made at a single hatu of a seine was made by Captain Tom Thompson at Miller's Sands on the first haul in the morning of Aug. 28, when he took nearly 1,000 large salmon. The catch weighed eight tonus and was a sight never to be forgot ten by those who were present. Th* company took eighteen tons of fish in five hauls of the seine that day. and could have made another haul, but thoy were uncertain about being able to dispose of the fish.Skamokawa (Wash.) Eagle. How Gold Nuggets Grow. Gold in its natural state, like many other products of the earth, is an article of development. What its original elements are is still a mat ter of some speculation, but tbe fact has been demonstrated that a nug get of the precious metal left in its original environments will gradually, though slowly attract to itself min ute particles of gold dust and after the lapse of years possesses an added valut. Gold is known to have grown on mine timbers which hav.e long been immersed in mine water. Australian Rabbits. A few year, ago the rabbit was the plague and ^read of the whole pastoral class in Australia. Australians are learning now to turn the rabbit itself into a commercial asset. Twenty mil lions of An tralian rabbit skins, were sold in London last year, while nearly 3,000,000 rabbits frozen in their furs were sent to the London market from Victoria alone. The Australian rabbit is thus supplying the tables of the United Kingdom with food and the wardrobes of the civilized world with ornaments. A Sample of Maine "Beer." Prof. J. G. Jordan, of Bates college, was recently asked to analyze some so-called "beer" confiscated by a sher iff in Maine. His report was as fol lows: "I should say that it was com posed of the rinsings from a sour mo lasses barrel, the suds obtained in washing a barroom floor and all of the mouldy grain the liquid would absorb. It is only 2.75 per cent alcohol, but a man ought to be prosecuted for selling such stuff." The Far-seeing Police. a old naval joke has been resur rected in South Africa. According to a newspaper there a beggar has been going about Beaufort, Cape Col ony, soliciting alms, and declaring among other things that he had a horse shot under him at Trafalgar, which was, of course, a naval battle. "The police," says the paper, "be- lieve he is an impostor." Give Up Bicycle Manufacturing. Owing to the remarkable decline of bicycles in popularity and demand the Remington Arms company, one of the largest producers in New York, has discontinued manufacturing them. A quantity of special machinery has accordingly been consigned to the scrap heap. Mexicans Have Small Feet. Mexicans have the smallest feet of any nation. The average Mexican wears a No. 6 boot. Backwoods I Sketches... "AS BETWEEN NEIGHBORS." Rude words often are used to muffle the throbbing of a tender heart. Nowhere is it oftener ex emplified than in the backwoods. Old Goudy lay upon his well flogged bunk, tormented with fever, gazing hopelessly at the murky ceiling. The door opens gently and Jeff Barrors stands within. "Keep out," shrieks Goudy, "you old pie face. Don't you know I've got the smallpox?" ''I know it, you dirty porcu pine, and I am here to take care of you." (iDurn RAPID AND GOOD FIRING. American Naval dinners Prove Them selves the Best on Earth. Tne gun crews on our warships are doing some extraordinarily accurate shooting of late. On the Illinois, fir ing at a stationary target while the vessel was moving, a score of twelve hits out of thirteen shots was made with her thirteen inch guns at a dis tance of five miles. The gunners of the Iowa, steaming at twelve knots past a stationary target, made thirty hits out of thirty shots with six-pound er rapid fire guns. This feat was accomplished by three gun crews, each having ten shots. It beats all rec ords. At San Francisco the submarine torpedo boat Grampus discharged a torpedo at a range of 350 yards and struck a stationary target squarely in the center. Anything like this accur acy of fire during a naval engagement when as a rule one shot in twenty makes a hitwould make the Ameri can battleships the terror of the seas. Stimulates Hatching of Fish. Yves Delaje finds that gaseous stim ulants fertilize as well as solids or liquids, for starfish eggs hatch -when placed in carbonated waterthat is to say, a solution of carbonic acid gas. -ein replaced in sea water the eggs, on the lollowing day, become convert ed into larvae which swim very active ly. From 30 to 40 per cent of eggs fertilizedor apparently fertilized in the natural way hatch. With the carbonic acid method the proportion is 100 per centthat is, all the eggs hatch. These carbonic larvae are plump, strong and lively. Many of them have lived several weeks. It "remains to be seen whether they will develop into adult starfish. Somewhat Ambiguous Text. Down east they are telling a good story on a young foreman of a print ing establishment. He is an expert in his chosen work and a ver- popu- lar young man In the social gather ings of the small city he calk* home. Recently he has been showering at tentions upon a minister's daughter. This devotion is a bit new and the other morning with a couple of his friends he sallied forth to hear the father of his inamorata preach The text turned out to be: "My daughter is grievously tormented with a devil," and since then life has been made miserable for the young foreman. 3*32444*4*44**4_4****** ENGAGE IN FIERCE FIGHT. BY A. M. QREELEY your taking care. You will take more pork and old shirts than care, if I shut my eyes. Don't come here to good neighbor me. Didn't you steal a good claim from me once right under my nose?" "And didn't you burn my shack right over my head, you swamp hog. If any man gives me a cramp it is you but I can't see you die alone like a do'. As between neighbors I am here to starve off the buzzards awhile, anyway." He stayed. Two weeks later Jeff took his hat and said: "Well, you are well enough to hustle for youiself now, so I am a-kiking." "I've strained myself getting well just to get your dirty face out of my shack. Smallpox is bad enough, but you beat the fever.'' "That's all right. If you come over to my claim and I catch you I will use you up worse than the smallpox has, you old stick in the mud." "I suppose cause you have been neighboring me for a week you think I have forgotten the dirt you did me a year ago. Eh? You rotten claim-stealer!" "I expect nothing but devil ment out of you, you pigs feet. What I've did, I did as between neighborsif I get the smallpox, all right. But I warn you now, that if you tell anyone that Icome here and nursed a dirty hog, I will drive your nose into the sole of your hoof. And that's confi dently, as between neighbors." Three Men Are Shot and Probibl/ Will Die. Muskogee, May 19.Trainmen com ing in from Westville tell a story of a fierce fight at that place. Three men were shot and probably will die. The men who did the shooting went into a railroad yard and forced and engi neer and brakeman to cut their engine loose from a local west-bound passen ger train. They climbed on and start ed to run the engine out of the town and into the brakes of the Ozark mountains along the track twenty miles from this city. Officers and citizens intercepted them at a cut on the Pittsburg & Gulf, however, and captured them. B'NAI B'RITH IN SESSION. Annual Convention of the Jewish Or der Begins in Omaha. Omaha, May 19. The annual ses sion of District No 6 of the Jewish order of B'nai B'ri'h convened at Temple Israel in this city vesterday. There are present 100 delegates from Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota,-Nebraska and Kansas. The sessions yesterday were given up to the trasaction of business and last night a literary session at which there were a number of speakers of promi nence was held. FOUND IN THE RIVER. Man Who Supposed Himself a Mur derer Commits Suicide. Pittsburg, May 19. The body of John T. Miller of White Ash, Pa., who last Wednesday at Bradd^ck shot and seriously wounded Mrs. Minnie Guen ther, was fished out of the Mononga hela river. Miller was jealous of Mrs. Guenthor and fired two bullets into her. Thinking she was dead he went to the river, walked into the water and shot himself through t"o head. Mrs. Guenther has a fair chance of re covery. Immense Cistern for Wine. In California an immense cistern has been erected to contain wine. It has a capacity of 500,u00 gallons, is 104 feet long, 21 feet deep, and 34 feet wide. It is lined with concrete two feet thick, and is coated inside with a glaze as impermeable as glass. Sport as a Fine Art. "Ifyou want sport as a fine art, you must seek it in a country which is too small or too thickly peopled to let anything happen by accident, even a hen's egg.From The Yellow Van in the May Century. Bananas Better Than Beefsteak. "Weight for weight," it is claimed that bananas beat beefsteak. And, moreover, "there are cases on record where children's lives have been saved by keeping them on a diet of bananas." Zeppelin's New Invention. Count Zeppelin, who bankrupted himself with airships, has invented an automobile launch which has Its propellers in the air and shows a speed of sixteen miles an hour. Tigers Kill Many in India. Tigers did as much damage as usual in India last year, killing 943 per sons. Over 17,200 wild beasts were destroyed, for which bounties were paid of 104,000 rupees. Walking as a Mortification. "In London during Lent the hansom cab trade is always bad," was a state ment made recenti. in Lambeth coun ty court. "People mortify themselves by walking." Shipbuilding in United States. The United States built last year 1,675 vessels, ninety-four of which were of more than 1,000 tons burden. Forty one of these were for inland naviga tion. Finest Private Picture Gallery. The Duke of Portland's picture-gal lery is 236 feet long, and covers more than a quarter of an acre. It is the finest private gallery in the world. Date for Burte'rmaKers. Sioux Falls, S. D., May 22.The ex ecutive committee has decided to hold the annual conventioon of the National Creamery Buttermakers at Sioux Falls in October. Kansas City, Buffalo and Cedar Rapids were also candidates. Charged' With Safebreaking. New York, May 22Samuel Temple, who says his home is in Montana, was arrested in Newark, N. J., yesterday on a charge of having open a safe at Catasauqua, Pa., and stolen $1,000 worth of platinum. Platinum a Valuable Mineral. Platinum, which is indispensable in some instruments of precision, and is useful in the arts particularly, be cause when imbedded in glass it does not crack it by unequal expansion, is still much more valuable than gold. Nine-tenths of the world's platinum (about 8,300 pounds) comes from the Ural mountains, which enables Russia to control the price. Rare and Costly Gold Fish. One of the rarest and most expen sive of Chinese gold fishes is the brushtail, a pair of which sells for $1,000. Probably there is no other living thing of its size and weight that is worth so much money. Largest Electrical Pumping Plant. The largest electrical pumping plant In the world is that at Utah Lake. It raises 5.000.000 gallons of water a day for irrigating the Great Salt Lake Valley. Almost a Painful Scene. A disagreeable scene between well known gentlemen was narrowly avert ed in San Francisco the other night. It was after Mr. McGovern and Mr. "Young Corbett" had concluded their momentous debate to the disadvantage of the former that the two gentlemen met in Mr. Corbett's dressing-room. Mr. McGovern was impetuous and In sisted on another encounter. Mr. Cor bett was disdainful. "I hate you," he said, "and I can beat you every day in the week and twice on Sunday." This so exasperated Mr. McGovern that it was with difficulty that the friends of the gentlemen could pre vent them from coming to blows. coneetrng uata or Temperatures. The British weather service is col lecting reports fromJhe .North Atlan tic and Mediterranean of the tempera tures observed by shipping masters. The data thus collected are to bo worked up in charts. This will show, among other things, the extent of the gulf stream. Bad Proofreading. Is there such a thing as literary perfection? Dr. Henry Van Dyke an nounces that he has found five gram matical errors in the original West minster confession, "including a split infinitive and a singular verb to a plural subject." Regret Action of UriKed States. Dr. W. E. Inksetter, a prominent citizen of Costa Rica, says Costa Ric ans consider the rejection by tho United States of the Nicaraguan route one of the greatest misfortunes that ever befell their country. Derivation of the Word "Gin." The word "gin" is not derived from Geneva, but from "genievre," the French word for juniper. Buy a Lot Less Billiards Played in France. Billiards is decreasing in popular ity in France. The number of tables in uje has decreased from 96,000 in 1899 to 89,000 at present Replica of St. Mark's Campanile. There is in existence an exact re plica of St. Mark's Campanile, though on a smaller scale. It was built 130 years ago by the Empress Catherine II. at Narechta, in the province of Kostroma. Wealth of Leading Countries. The total wealth of Great Britain is 11,800,000,000 of the United States of America, 16,200,000,000 of France, 9,600,000,000 of Germany, 8,000,000,000, and of Russia 6,400,- 000,000. Spots on the Sun. During the year 1901 twelve groups of spots were noticed on the, sun'-s surface. There were in all 392 sep arate spots, and only on sixty days were there no spots visible. Sweden Has Ancient Vessel. Sweden has the oldest vessel in Europeperhaps in the worldin the schooner Emanuel, built in 1749. She was first a privateer, and is now in th timber trade. Grave of Pioneer Located. The long neglected grave of Senator William Cocke., one of the most nota ble figures in the pioneer history of the South, has been located at Colum bus, Miss. Meteors Common In Mexico. More meteors have been found in Mexico than in any other country. The ten largest known Mexican me teors have an average weight of 9 1-10 tons. O N E S THE AWNING HAN. Tents of all 'kinds and Descriptions for sale or rent. Hunt Equip ments, Flags, Camp Furniture, etc. Wagon and Stack Covers, and all kinds of Canvas Goods. Estimates free on application. M. C. JONES TEL. 20. Office 311 Bemidji Avenue. In the New Townsite of LOCATED ON MALLARD LAKE, BELTRAMI CO ^y* F. 0. SIBLEY Proprietor SOLWAY. MINN. ___L __._?__(