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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 33.
MANY MEET DEATH TORNADOES CONTINUE THEIR WORK OF DEATH AND DE- STRUCTION. TWENTY-rOlR LIVES ARE LOST TWO TORNADOES CAUSE AWFUL HAVOC IN STATE OF NE- BRASKA. LEAVES PATH OP DEATH AND RUN EVERY BUILDING IN PATH OF TORNADO IS BLOWN TO PIECES. Hastings, Neb., May 27A series of "heavy storms, two of which developed into the worst tornadoes that have visited Southern Nebraska for years, passed over portions of Clay, Frank lin and Kearney counties last night. Twenty-four persons lost their lives, twenty-odd were more or less serious ly injured and a number of, others re ceived minor injuries and several are iissing. Every dwelling and outbuilding in tho path of the tornado was blown to pieces, and the financial loss thus far accounted for will reach about $60,000. Near Norman, at the home of Dan iel McCurdy, a number of relatives and friends were spending the day, and not an inmate escaped death or serious injury. Two miles south of Upland, German Lutheran services were being held in a schoolhouse when the storm struck and demoMshed it, killing four of the occupants, in cluding the minister, and in luring a number of others. The Storm was equally destructive at Fairfield, but the people were warned of its coming and sought cel lars for safety. Six dwellings were blown to pieces at that plant, but their occupants, with a few exceptions, es caped injury. More Fatalities. A correspondent who returned from the storm district yesterday afternoon reports three persons killed at Cowles and one person killed .and three in jured at Harrweli, which points, It ap pears, were also in the line of the tornadoes. There were two separate tornadoes, both originating within a mile of Fair field. The first one moved to the northwest and the second- off', to the southwest. The one to the northwest passed close to the town of Pauline, killing six persons. Southeast of Normac. Neb- three persons liyinrr in 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 Ceie= brated Old Jas. E. Pepper Whiskey CHAS. H. MILES BEMIDJI MINNESOT A the same House were Kuiea. many members of farmers' families in the track of the storm fled fled from their homes, while others sought shelter in cellars. Farmers driving to town re port that they were unable to find members of their families from whom they were separated during the storm. The nine members of the family of Peter Hockinson were scattered in the sSLm, tut were reunited lata yesier day. The Hockinson house was car ried away and completely demolished. Many Buildings Damaged. St. Joseph, Mo., May 20. Twenty buildings were damaged here last night by a heavy wind storm, accompa nied by a rain which amounted prac tically to a cloudburst. In South St. Joseph a dozen tram buildings were blown to piec*". Street cars were stopped for an hour owing to a de moralization of the wires. The full extent of the damage cannot be as certained at this time. IN MINNESOTA. Several Towns Are Well Shaken by the Electric Outburst. Blue Earth, Minn., May 27.During the severest electrical storm of the season, which occurred Friday even ing, one dynamo in the electric light plant was burned out. The lights had been all cut out some time before, leaving the city in darkness. The wind was very high, blowing in part of the front of De Rusha's saloon. The lain came down in torrents, flooding the streets and taxing the sewers to their utmost. During the storm a horse belonging to C. A. Kennedy, liv ing about four miles west of town, was killed by lightning. Lowlands are again flooded and many acres of corn land will not be planted this year. Redwood Falls, Minn., May 27.Re- ports are coming in from the country on Friday night's storm, and it ap pears that east of this city there was considerable property destroyed. AH along the line of the storm there art reports of damage to this or that build ing. West of here also reports slight damage to various structures. Morgan, Minn., May 27.The large city hall, now under construction at this place, was twisted out of shape and wrecked in the storm. Damage was also done to a hdlf-block of new cement walks. The contractors are the losers in each instance. Officials in Trouble. Yokohama, May 27.A dispatch re ceived from Seoul says tLe govern ment of Korea has ordered the officials at Wiju to arrest the Koreans who were concerned in the sale of lands and buildings to Russians or Chinese. EmDezziement "Charged. Washington, May 27. Powhatan Robertson, aged thirty-eight, agent for several apartment houses in this city, was arrested yesterday on the charge of having embezzled money from the comuany operating them... E GRAND JURY ACTS INDICTS TWO MEN FOR JV1URDER OF MARCUM AT JACK- SON, KY. WITNESSES ESCORTED BY MIIITIA JUSTICE MAY AT LAST BE ADMIN- ISTERED IN HARGIS-COCK- RELL FEUD. CROWDS OVERAWED BY SOLDIERS SQUAD GOES TO THE MOUNTAINS TO ARREST ONE OF THE IN- DICTED MEN. Jackson, Ky., May .7After an all day's session of tns special grand jury to and from which the principal witness was escorted under protection of a guard of soldiers, Curtis Jett and Thomas White were last night indict ed for the assassination of James B. Marcum. The action taken by the grand jury was prompt and decisive and there is a growing impression that justice will at last be administered in the Hargis-Cockrell feud, of which At torney Marcum was the latest victim. Aside from the protection accorded Capt. J. B. Ewen by the militia, the proceedings were unmarked by any un usual incident. The work of selecting a grand jury was brief. Only eight witnesses were exanHned. Capt. Ewen, tthe principal witness, has been a prisoner in his home since it became known that he would testify. At the time Marcum was killed he was stand ing beside him In the court house dcor with his hand on the attorney's shoulder. A Squad of Soldiers escorted him from his home to the court house and back again after ho had been for two hours in the grand jury room giving testimony. The streets were crowded during -the journey but no demonstration was made. The indictments were returned last evening after the jury had spent two hours Jn weigBlng tho evidence. Curtis jett is already under arrest, having been arrested several days ago on a warrant charging him with the murder of Marcum. Thomas White, who was indicted jointly with Jett, lives in the mountains some dis tance from Jackson. It is said that witnesses testified that he was the man who passed ^near Marcum and Ewen a moment before the shooting. A deputy sheriff with a squad of sol diers started for White's home in the mountains last night to arrest him. The party carried provisions 'for two days. Another squad of soldiers with a deputy sheriff will bring Curtis Jett from Winchester to Jackson to-day. SHE TURNS CHAFFEUSE. Miss Alice Roosevelt Buys a $2,500 Long Distance Touring Car. Washington. May 27.Miss Roose velt has just ordered her long-talked-of automobile and it will arrive before she goes to Groton the last of the week. She has selected a long-dis tance touring car, red in color and profusely decorated in darker shades. The trimmings are of brass and every thing about the car has been given her special attention. The price paid for the machine was $2,500. There is room in it for four passengers. Miss Roosevelt has been one of the most conspicuous figures about the capital of late, running a machine just like the one ordered, watching intently every move of the chauffeur, and fre quently asking him questions about tho mechanical parts of the machine. SOLDIER IS STABBED. Affray Is Caused by Interference With Respectable Colored Man. Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., May 27. George Engels, a private in Company A: First United States infantry, sta tioned at Fort Brady, is in a serious condition .from a stab wound inflicted last night by Larry Oliver, a colored citizen of this city. Oliver, who has a white wife, was walking home with her when several soldiers from the fort followed them, making remarks about the couple. Oliver claims that finally three of them jumped on him. In the fight that followed Oliver says he saw Engels put his hand in his pocket as if to draw a revolver, and he thereupon pulled out a knife and stabbed the soldier several times. Public sympathy is with Oliver, who has a good reputation. Burned to Death in His Cabin. Marquette, Mich., May 27.A mes sage from Newberry states that Rory McLeod, a woodsman, formerly of the Soo, but who had been employed in tho woods near Newberry, has been burned to death, his body, burned to a crisp, having been found in the little cabin he had occupied. The origin of the fire is a mystery. McLeod was abcut thirty years old. Subscribe for The Daily Pioneer. THE DAILY PIONEER. VICTIMS OF AUTO RACE. Six Persons Were Killed and Two So Seriously Injured They May Die. Paris, May 27.It is now possible to assemble from the many reports along the route of the first Stage of the Paris Madrid automobile race a complete list of casualties. This shows six per sons killed, two so seriously injured that they may die, and ten seriously injured. Bordeaux reports that many of the competitors, Including MM. Chajrion, Thellier and Passy, desired to abandon the race, but others in sisted their honors required them to resume it at the Spanish frontier if possible, but the Spanish government later forbade the race and thus com pelled its abandonment. The manufac turers have agreed.that a road race is impossible and the meeting will be icpumed within a closed course. The correspondent of the Associated. Press interviewed a number of the leading American and French automobillsts and they all expressed horror at the series of accidents, and added that In their opinion it would end speed raced in France and at all other points on the continent. AN IDOL IS FALLEN. Magistrate Who Thrashes Wife-Beat ers Charged With Assault by Wife. Wilkesbarre, Pa., May 27.An idol of women and the terror of wife-beat- ersMias fallen. Yesterday morning Aid. Donohue of this city, famous tho world over for thrashing wife-beaters hauled before him, was arrested on tho charge of assaulting his own wife, car ried disgracefully to the station .house with fewer clothes than modesty re quires, and later he.d by Mayor Price under -$300 bail to appear before tho grand jury. His wife, who has a black eye, and three children appeared to testify against him. The trouble aroso over the wife's protest against the alderman reading at a late hour by gaslight which she says he does not pay for. Donohue has letters from so cieties and individuals all over tho world commending his violent but ef ctive treatment of wife-beaters. BIG BRIBERY SCHEME. Admitted by Boston Member of Massa chusetts Legislature. Boston, May 27.John B. Moran, a lawyer, announces that he has in his possession a written confession of a wholesale bribery scheme mapped out by Massachusetts men, which involves seven prominent' legislators who are in the combine. The confession was made by a Boston merchant, a member of the legislature In 1901, who disap peared from Boston after placing the confession In Mr. Moran's hands. Mr. Moran will at once lay his evidence before the grand jury. AUGRONEFF'S ARREST Led to a Wild Story of a Plot to As sassinate the President. Butte, Mont., May 27.A Btory was started yesterday and sent from Butte of an alleged plot to kill President Roosevelt, but the police denounce it as a pure fabrication without the slightest basis. The story "says that Count Augroneff, a Russian nihilist, is under arrest. Augroneff is a common race track tout and was arrested at Spokane for defrauding some Butte people. He is neither a: nobleman, Russian nor nihilist. DIED OF GLANDERS. Colored Stablemen Contract the Dis ease From Horses. Newark, N. J., May 27. Glanders ha:- caused the death of Simon Wil scn, colored stableman, in this city. Thi is the second case recorded here in which this disease peculiar to r.rses, has attacked a human beln^ The other case is that of Alfred Meyer, who is in the last stages of the dis ease. President Now Goes to Idaho. Walla Walla, Wash., May 27.Pres- i-Vnt Roosevelt addressed 6,000 peo nto from the stesa of tbp Whitman BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 1903. TEN CENTS PER WEEK. gEMIDJI MERCANTILE TO WHOLESALE 4\D RETAIL DEALERS IX Flour, Feed, Grain and Produce We make Choice 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 ^m^WE^t^Ms^^k^m memorial building yesterday afternoon alter reviewing a parade of militia and fedora! troops from Fort Walla Walla. He spoke oh education and morals, praised Whitman college's work, and made a special reference to the Grand Aimy. The president left for the Cceur d'A'ene country of Idaho last night. Building Collapses. Chicago, May 27. One man was killed and another seriously injured by the collapse of a building under eon- striicTIon late yesterday. The cause of the disaster is not known. Drowned While Bathing. Sherburne, tyinn.. May 27. Henry Ellis, nineteen years old, was drowned Sunday morning while bathing In Ce dar lake, eight miles north of here. He was a member of the graduating cla3.s of the Sherburne high school "Kid" Rollins Found Guilty. La Crosse, Wis., May 27. "Kid" Rollins, colored, of the Twin Cities, who has been on trial for two days charged with burglarizing the Park department store of this city Nov. 15 Inst, has been found gulltv. Bad Place for Cows. Tomah, Wis., May 27Tho fast mail passenger train No. 57 on the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul, struck cows here belonging to A. Cady. The cows were on tho track in the yard. Seven out of the nine were killeod. Boy Killed by a Fall. Deadwood, S. D., May 27. Walter Gesellus, nine years old. tho son of Mrs. William Stevens, was instantly killed by falling from "Brown Rocks," a cliff over fifty feet high in the lower part of Deadwood. Drowned While Fishing. Windom, Minn., May 27. While fishing at Fish lake Gunder Thompson was drowned. It seems he and two other young men were In a boat fish ing, and tho boat filled with water and sank. Superstition of the East. Neither Hindus nor Japanese will ever willingly sleep with their heads to the north. __j Lakeside Bakery. C. C. Doty, Admr. East 3rd St. Telephone 118 A line of fresh baked goods constantly on hand. I Goods Delivered Promptly & Also a complete .stock STEAMER IS DAMAGED. The Gazelle Strikes the Protecting Pier at Hastings. Hastings. Minn.. May 27. The steamer Gazelle, with a raft of logs in tew, had her wheel considerably dam aged by striking the protection pier of the railway drawbridge. The accident war due to the wind and a strong crosscurrent. Several of the logs were sent adrift, but recovered, and the tow, which remained intact, was taken down river bv tne Jessie B. SENT THEM TO BED. Ricters of Small Town Issue Orders to the More Staid Citizens. Albert Lea, Minn., May 27.A riot, took plr.ee at Glcnville, a samll village eight miles smith of this city, a day or two a goo, and the excitement was in tense at one time. It seems that a gang of railroad men went on a spree and drove the marshal off the street and Insisted upon the citizens going to bed. Severn 1 of the ringleaders paid fines and order has been restored. HORSES CREMATED. Twenty-five Animals Burned in a Livery Stable. Ruthton, Minn., May 27.Early yes terday mwrhlhg fire destroyed the large livery barn of Gilhertson & Peterson, together with twenty-five bead of horses and a small quantity of feed. Loss, $4,100 Insurance $1,300. Origin of fire unknown. Wealthy Farmer Probably Drowned. La Cross". Wis,, May 27Thomas Cain of Brownsville, a wealthy farmer, is supposed to be drowned below here, and his wife is offering a reward for his location. I'e came here Friday In a small boat. The waves In the Mis sissippi were dangerously high, and it is thought he was drowned on the way home, as he has not been ween since. Steamer Goes on the Rocks. Milwaukee, May 27.The steamer City of Paris, from Buffalo to Milwau kee, went on the rocks at North Point, north of here yesterday during a fog. The vessel is reported to be leaking. She is loaded with coal. of Fruits. Candies and Tohaceos. We Handle Ives' Celebrated Ice Cream