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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 32.
FtRYOfTHCSTORM REPORTS CONTINUE TO COME OF DEATH AND DESTRUC- TION, HUNDREDS RENDERED HOMELESS CLOUDBURST CAUSES GREAT DAMAGE TO PROPERTY IN OKLAHOMA. THREE irVfS 10ST IN TORNADO HOUSES WRECKED OR WASHED AW A HEAVY LOSS OF CROPS AND STOCK. Enid, Dkla., May 26.Hundreds of persons were rendered homeless and property damaged estimated at $300,- 00C was done in the Enid bottoms alone by a cloudburst which struck -west of this city a midnight Saturday night. The aggregate will doubtless be raised much higher by losses sus tained between Enid and the seat of the storm. At 12 o'clock a bank of -water three feet high and 200 feet wide swept down through the bot toms, carrying houses and everything before it. It cam -*oon Enid without warning while mx E of its citizens were asleep. Wir* a a few minutes a hundred bouses v.-re partly 'or com pletely submerged. Rescuers went to work immediately and all Saturday night labored industriously -saving persons from perilous positions and aiding those driven from their nomes. Yesterday it was found that several hundred were homeless. Many pttiable scenes were witnessed as the people stcod around-waiting for the water to subside. Everybody 'has lost ^every thing they possessed. Heavy Damage Reported Oklahoma City, Okla.. May 26. Oklahoma City was visited Saturday night and Sunday morning by the heaviest rainfall ever known in this region and damage estimated at $100,- 000 was done. Many feared a tornado and spent the night in cellars and caves. All day yesterday and last night more than half the city was un der water, and "in some instances water was three feet deep in houses. I required boats to transport the women and children through the streets to higher and di\,er land. Traffic on the electTic railway is sus pended. All trains into this city, with the exception of the Santa Pe, are vrst^rcjcund. and many washouts are BEMIDJI C. H. MILES ...WHOLESALE LIQUO DEALEfi... THE PIOKEER WHOLESALE LIQUOR H&USE OF NOR. MINK. 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. reported on the" Choctaw, OKlunuma Gulf. Three Killed by Tornado. Guthrie, Okla., May 26.A tornado struck Foss, a town of 200 inhabitants, on the Choctaw, Oklahoma & uulf railway in Western Oklahoma, yester day morning, completely destroying thirteen residences and wrecking many outhouses. Three persons were killed and a number injured. Th cloudburst reported at Yukon, eigh teen miles west of Oklahoma, com pletely inundated the Canadian valley, causing great damage to crops and stock, but no lives are reported lost. Bridges Washed Away. Chickasha, Ind. T., May 26.A se vere rain and wind storm passed over Chickasha and through the Wishita valley, causing more OT less destruc tion. The damage was confined most ly to the Rock Island and Frisco rail ways. The Rock Island bridges over the Canadian and Wishita rivers were washed out, carrying over 800 feet of track with them and effectually block ing traffic. The north-bound Rock Island passenger train ran into a wash-out five miles north of here and left the track. Several passengers were slightly injured, but there was no loss of life. Two bridges on the Frisco railway between Chickasha and Oklahoma City were washed out. Severe in Minnesota. Glencoe, Minn., May 26. Glencoe and vicinity was visited by a severe windstorm that blew down shade trees and small outbuildings, demol ished a number of barns and smashed dozens of windmills. The storm-was preceded by vivid lightning, punctured by peel after peel of thunder, and came up rapidly from the southeast. The storm seemed to be more severe about three miles west of town, and in its path a number of barns and smaller buildings were demolished. Cloudburst in Iowa. Sioux City, Iowa, May 26.A cloud burst above Merrill, added to the re cent continued rains, has caused a large flood in the valley of the Flovd river, which is a Trillo wide at Hinton, stretching from hill to hill. Great damage to farm property has resulted, much stock being drowned. Terrific Storm at Pittsburg. Pittsburg, Pa., May 26. A terrific thunder storm, accompanied by high wind, struck this section yesterday af ternoon and, besides killing one man, did considerable damage to property. Mexican Regulars Have a Battle With Indians. Mexico City, May 36.The war de partment has been advised of the over whelming defeat of a body of about 200 Yaqui Indians by federal troops at a point northeast of Ures, in the St of Sonora. The government fore surprised the Indians in camp and killed more than thirty of them. The remainder were taken prisoners. No (casualties on the part of the govern ment force are reported. MILES MINNESOT A SOCIETY FORMED TO MAINTAIN HIGHER PRICES FOR FARM PRODUCTS. INCREASE IN PRICE Of WHFAT FARMERS URGED NOT O SELL FOR LESS THAN $1 PER BUSHEL. CAlTfONED NOT TO BE E00LS TAKE HE PRICE OF $1 WHEN OF- FERED AND NOT HOLD OUT FOR MORE. Indianapolis. May 26The American Society of Equity will to-day issue a "bulletin to the farmers of the United States, demanding an increase in the price of wheat, giving arguments that the minimum price of wheat should he $1, and urging the farmers ot* the United States not to sell for less than $1. The society has been organized v.-ith this city as national headquarters for the purpose of maintaining highei prices for farm products by co-opera tion of farmers of the country, and this is the first forma! demand for in crease in prices as the result of the combination. The bulletin sets out the claim that this is an era of unequaled prosperity, demand for commodities is unprecedented, labor receiving higher wages than ever before and the de mand for and consumption of wheat is greater than ever before with a low visible supply. The i'.lleti then says: "It is evident (hat the American farmers cannot produce over about 12 bushels per acre on an average, which at 88 cents per bushel represents $10.56 per acre to cover all the work, seed, twine, threshing, marketing, etc., an amount That Scarcely Equals the simplest machine that the farmer "buys, yet which only represents a small fraction of the factory invest ment, capital and labor employed. "Who dares say in the face of these ev idences, and considering the present "higher range of values for nearly e\ery other commodity produced in the country, that wheat at this time and for the next crop is not equitably worth $1 per bushel on the basis of ic- Chicago market, and the other farm crops should be on a correspond ing basis? "Farmers, keep this matter in mind. Keep $1 wheat ($1 at Chicago) before you, and you wiil get it as sure as the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. Above all, howeveer, we Implore you, don't be fools. When you get the equitable price, let it go. Sell on the basis of $1 and no less, but don't hold for more, or you will run up an un wieldy surplus which must eventually ccmpel lower prices." TWAIN IS AFFLICTED. Mr. Twain Collapses While Caring for His Wife. New York, May 26.Two Physicians and trained nurses have been for sev eral weeks in constant attendance on Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens), liis wife and .two daughters. Clara and Jean, at the humorist's home at Riv erdale-on-Hudson. It Is more than six months since Mrs. Clemens has left lhe house. She was stricken with nervous prostration last August, and since then her condition has several times caused her husband the keenest anxiety. The strain resulted in his complete collapse five weeks ago. when a slight cold developed into a severe attack of bronchitis. Miss jeau Clemens, who Is twenty years ci age, was taken ill five weeks ago with the measles. While taking care of her sister, Miss Clara caught the measles. PURSUED BY ANGRY MOB. Man Who Attempted Murder Is Cor nered and Tries to Kill Himself. Marion, Ind.. May 20. After mur derously assaulting his wife and leav ing her for dead Stephen Isenhour, closely pursued by an angry mob of citizens, escaped into the country late yesterday afternoon. When the mob came upon him he took refuge in a church and held the men at bay. When the sheriff and his deputies arrived he realized that there v/as no chance of escape and sent two buPets chashing through his skull. He was taken to a hospital and it was stated last night that there is a possibility of his recov ery. Mrs. Isenhour is still alive. BOODLER CONVICTED. Six Years in Prison Is the Verdict in the Hartmann Case. St. Louis. May 2CAfter being out fifty-five minutes the jury in the caso of Emil Hartmann. former member of the house of delegates, for bribery, re turned a verdict finding Hartmann guilty and fixing his punishment at sis years In the penitentiary. Subscribe for The Daily Pioneer. THE DAILY PIONEER. RDOLLARWIfEAl MILITIA IS CALLED OUT. Will Take Charge of the Peace Regu lations in Breathitt County. Lexington, Ky.. May 2C.Lexington was the mobilizing point of state troops that took charge of the peace regulations of Breathitt county. Com- i pany A of Frankfort, Company of Sbelbyville and Battery A of Louis ville, with a Catling gun, arrived and joined Company of Lexington at the armory. The battery left for Jackson on a special train. A hospital corps from this city accompanied the troops, i Col. Roger Williams ,voi THE KING IS NOT WELL. Some Anxiety Is Felt Over State of His Majesty's Health. London, May 2*.Ther are rather serious rumors in regard to the health of King Edward. These stories have been in circulation for several days past. They are to the effect that be had a sudden attack of pain at the opera just after returning from France. A few days later, while he was' in Scotland his majesty experi enced similar attacks which resulted on two occasions, it is said, in fainting spells. The king is under careful treatment and observation, but it is thought that an operation may be necessary within a short time. In the meantime he is able to go about al most as usual. MACEDONIANS SLAUGHTERED. Sand Is Wiped Cut After Long Fight With Turks. Safonica, -May 2(5.The revolution ary band of nineteen men headed by the Macedonian leader, Svetkoff, czoinst whom the Turkish troops were fighting all day Thursday near the Bulgarian village of Mogil. six miles north of Monastic was finally sur rounded and destroyed. Thefightwas a prolonged one and Svetkoff, twelve of bis mpn and six villagers were killed. The Turkish loss was trifling. After the fighting the Basbi bazouks pillaged and burned efghTaen houses in Mogil. Terror prevails in Monastii ?.w\ the consuls propose to ask for for eign guards. Another sixteen battal ions of Turkish troops are coming fiom Asia Minor to complete the oc cupation of the villages. MILLION DOLLMR FIRE. Building Stored With General Mer chandise Destroyed. Philadelphia, May 20.A fire that is estimated to have caused a loss of up ward of $1,000,000 occurred last even ing in the building of the Front Street Warehousing company. The building was three stories high on Front and five In the rear and had two sub i f]iars. Merchandise of a general character was stored in the place. The fire started in fie basement anil war not discovered until the center of the first floor was in flames. The character of the goods in the building made it an easy prev to the flames BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY, MAY 26, 1903. TEN CENTS PER WEEK Second Kentucky regiment Is commanding the expedition and Maj. Embry of Lexing ton is the battalion commander. The officers and men number about 150. No one here anticipated any trouble during,the investigation of the assas sinations of Dr. Cox. Jim Cockrell and J. B. Marcum. for which the special icrni of court is called to-day. DUEL FOR MAUD GONNE. Irish Joan of Arc's Husband Ready to Fight. London, May 2fi.Maj. MeBrido, or ganizer of the Irish Transvaal brigade, in-an open letter from Paris, has chal lenged John Redmond. Timothy Harrington and their friends to fight 'one or more duels in concoquenco of their attitude toward Mrs. MeBrido (formerly Maud Gqnne) at the meet ing of the citizens held in Dublin ro tunda on last Monday night in sup port of the Irish parliamentary fund, and which resulted In scenes of ex'tin ordinary disorder owing to the pres ence of members of the*Gaelic league, who are opposed to giving King Ed ward a friendly welcome on his com ing visit to Ireland. 1 gEMIDJI MERCANTILE TO. 3 WHOLESALE AM) RETAIL DEALERS IX Flour, Feed, Grain and Produce We makeChoice Family Groceries, Butter, Eggs and Flour special features of our business deliver goods promptly to all parts of the city DAVI SMYTH Mgr. Phone 215 and the w'.o.e structure .was soon ablaze. Everything in the building was destroyed by either tiro or water. JUMPS FROM BRiDGE. Man Plunges Into the River and Is Carried Away by the Cuire'it. New York,-May 26. An unknown man sitting in an op ear cr ssihg Brooklyn bridge yesterday suddenly alighted when the ear was in the mid tile of the center span and, running to the side of the bridge, jumped into the river. He threw his hat into the lace of a fireman who tried to si i..e him as he stood poised on the edge of the tresilework, and then dived head first, holding a lighted cigar 'tween his teeth. His body rose to the sur face immediately after the plunge and was carried away by the current. President Spends Quiet Day. Seattle, Wash., May 56. Sunday was Spent very quietly by President Roosevelt. In view of the fact thai the piesident always observes the Sabbath as he se.-js fit the citizens of Seattle gave him full range to follow his own inclinations. During the morning ho attended the memorial services of the O A. R. at the opera house. Will Succeed Ailes. Washington, May 26.The appoint ment of Chai-les Hallam Keep as as sistant secretary of the treasury to succeed Mlltcn E. Ailes, who recently resigned to accept the vice-presidency of the Riggs National bank, is an nounced at the treasury department. Aberdeen Is Growing. Aberdeen, S. D., May 26.The re cent census of Aberdeen, just complet ed, shows a total population of over 7,000, again of nearly 3,000 in three years. Average Temperature of Tree. The average temperature of a tree is under 50 degrees Fahrenheit, aa against the !)S degrees of the human body. Long Flight of Falcon. A falcon has been known to flya 1,350 milesfrom Paris to MaltaIn twenty-four hours. C. C. Doty, Admr. East 3rd St. Telephone 118 A line of Fresh baRetl goods constantly on hand. Goods Delivered Promptly CAUGHT IN THE ACT. Cavalryman Nabbed While Burglariz ing a Store. Sturgis, S. IV. May 26 Philip J. ShniAion of F3 troop. Thirteenth cav alry, was caAtghJ in the act of burglar ising the place of business of Fruth & Co. in this city and, was placed under arrest. The prisoner was taken be fore Judge Madison and waived exam ination. He was placed under $500 bends to appear before the next term of court. DISCOVERY BY POLICE. Butte Authorities Find Band of An archists. Butte. Mont.. May 26. The Butte police li.ive discovered the presence in this city ei a band of anarchists with whom Rosseau Is alleged to have affiliated. The officials ail believe Rosseau is in the city. The anarchists in question number five, it is said, and have been \\t re for three years Sweden's Crown Prince May Come. St. Lout*, May 26. it is probable that the crown prince of Sweden will htad the Swedish world's fair commis sion at St. Louis, he having intimated his willingness to serve in a letter to Cemmlssiouer Kohlsaat. Gillard Will Leave. Duluth, May 26.-Word is received here that Capt. D. D. Gillard. who un til recently was the United States en gineer in charge of Lake Superior, has hi on transferred to Vancouver bar-' racks IViax CTSeil Is Dead. Paris, May 26 Raul Biouet (Max O'Rell) died list night. Ho has been ailing for several months and never recovered entirely from the effects of an operation performed some time ago in New York. Killed by a Motor Cycle. Bristol, Km: May 20. A serious motor cycle accident occurred rrtrc yentcrday. The motor swerved into crowd of spectators, two of whom were killed and many others seriously Injured. 3rigirp Lakeside Bakery. Also a complete stock of Fruits. Candies and Tobaccos. We Handle Ives* Celebrated Ice Cream rrrrrrrrrrrm^^v^^^i