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TO KILL PRESIDED RADICAL SOCIALIST IS ARRESTED /AT WALLA WALLA, WASH. RlftE HIDDEN ON LINE Of MARCH BOASTED HE HAD ONE BULLET FOR ROOSEVELT, ANOTHER FOR KAISER. TttAOEDY NARROWLY AVERTED EPISODE KEPT QUIET UNTIL AF- TER PRESIDENT'S DE- PARTURE. "Walla Walla,"Wash., May 28. "Jo- seph Becker, a radical socialist, is in the city jail here on suspicion of hav ing intended to kill. President Roose velt Monday. The episode was kept quiet until after the president's de parture. Becker is accused of having re marked in Pendleton, Or., last week that he had.one bullet for President Tloosevelt and another for Emperor William of Germany. He left for Walla Walla with a Win chester, and his Pendleton partner, Pat Kine, followed him here, notifying the police. Becker was located, work ing in a butcher shop. He was arrested, and on berng sweated, disclosed the location of his rifle, which was cached away in a .farmer's barn along the line of mareh. Becker is a Swiss. The police here think that a tragedy was narrowly averted. WARFARE IS FEARED. Situation in Breathitt County Is Very Critical. Jackson, Ky., May 28.Curtis Jett and Tom White, indicted for the mur der of J. B. Marcum, were brought here yesterday. One squad of soldiers brought.Jett from the Winchester jail and another squad iound White forty miles in the country. There was no demonstration when the prisoners ^were brought in, but if'Jett confesses, as he has threatened !to do, it is be- lieved that there Will be serious trouble. The mountaineers Monday might attacked the soldiers and there was a council of war ysEsterday to ask for more troops. It is reported here that Curtis .Jett :has made -a confes sion that iaxtplicates prominent per sons.. Commonwealth Attorney Byrd says he will call the case against Jett -to-da.y and.try hjm not later'than Fri- C. H. MILES ...WHOLESALE LIQUO DEALER... THE PIONEER WHOLESALE UWOR HOUSE OF R. MINN. A Full Line of Imported and Do- mestic Whiskies, Brandies, Gins, Wines and Cordials Always on Hand Large and Small Buyers Can Save Mon! 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 MINNESOTA uy. A constnt^r.ou" among oillcers was held yesterday, but further than ordering another Gatling gun from Louisville there is no indication that reinforcements will be requested. A suspicion has been general that the feud will be traced to high officers and startling developments are expected. The jail is heavily guarded.,. PERSECUTING THE JEWS. Strict Orders Issued to the Chief of Police. St. Petersburg, May 28.The Thief of Police of Kieff has ordered the po lice commissaries within his jurisdic tion to institute a fresh inquiry into the legal status of the Jews and to forcefully expel those who have no legal right of residence and who re fuse to leave. A Jewish deputation from Kishineff recently had a long au dience with Minister von Plehwe. The latter denied being a Judophobe, and said he had not opposed taking pro ceedings against the former governor of Kishineff. Gen von Raaben, and the local administration of Kishineff. The minister promised sympathetic con sideration of the facts set forth in the petitions of the Jewish population for future protection. The Jews in St. Petersburg are in fear that similar out rages to those which occurred at Kishineff may occur in the Russian capital during the celebration of thl7^ two hundredth anniversary of the foundation of St. Petersburg, wlhieh will be held ILay 29. KILLED THREE SCORE. JL. American Forces Rout an Army of'the Moro Insurgents. Manila, May 28.Lieut. Javier, com manding a force of constabulary and volunteers, has defeated 200 fanatical insurgents in the Island of Cebu, kill ing 68 of them and capturing 29. The fight occurred in the mountains near Tabogon. No details of the engage ment have been received and the gov ernment losses are not known. Militia Protects Negro. Kaufman. Tex.. May 28.Two com panies of Militip, from Terre and Dallas have been ordered here to pro tect a negro who is charged with as saulting a white woman. Yesterday morning a mob formed with the avowed purpose of lynching the pris oner, but the presence of the soldiers will probably allay all disturbances. Sctton Foreman Killed. Lamont, Iowa, May .28.G. H. Ke'l ley, -section foreman, was killed by the east-bqund passenger train. The body was mangled and ground to pieces. 'Kelley had worked for tbe company for sixteen years. Killed by Explosion. Foley, "Minn., May 28.An explosion of a cream separator bowl resulted In the death of Prank Konoveich, and seriously iinjured Frank Kujawa. Th accident -was due to defective ma-4 cbinety. AS T010 GET-RICH-QU1CK TURF INVESTOR MAKES A CONFES- SION. AND TWO MEN ARE ARRETED MILLER, THE POSTOFFICE OF-.J FICIAL, AND ATTORNEY JOHNS IMPLICATED. RYAN AGREES TO BE A WITNESS FURNISHES THE DEPARTMENT ALL INFORMATION IN HIS POSSESSION. Cincinnati, May 28.John J. Ryan, whose confessions caused the arrest of D. V. Miller, assistant attorney general of the postoffice department at Wash ington, and of Joseph M. Johns, pros ecuting attorney of Parke at Rock ville, Ind., operated his "get-rich- quick"'turf investment concern from here and from St. Louis and ran win ter races at Newport. Ky. Other war rants have been issued as a result of the investigation of the postoffice in spectors. Ryan is here now and says: "1 was sore because I heard others doing business like mine stood in with the pestoffice department by gi /iu_: up |25,000, and I felt that those wiw were standing in with the department were behind the investigation so as to get me out of their way." After returning from Washington to SI. Louis last November Ryan says he got a telegram from Attorney Johns of Rcckville, Ind., that Johns could be of service to him with the department at. Washington, and later Ryan and Johns met in Terre Haute. There, Ryan says, Johns explained how close he was to Miller and how Miller had ac cepted a $2,000 job in the postoffice de partment at Washington with the idea that th job Had Certain "Trimmings-" Ryan declared Johns asked $5,000 to get from Miller -a letter from the at torney general's office showing Ryan was entitled to the use of the mails. After a little dickering Ryan says Johns tame down to $2,500 and the proposition was accepted. A proposi tion to pay $2,000 for literature so worded that it would pass muster if was ever taken up in the mails was later ^accepted. Ryan asserts that Johns delivered the letter and literature to him Dec. 16. Ryan says he gave Johr- $1,100 cash and checks dated Dec. 17, one for $2,000 and one for $1,400. Then Ryan says everything went along smoothly until the trouble on Feb. 9. A week later a fr^ad order was issued against him and Ryan says an effort for another shake-down was put on foot. He says that he received more telegrams from Johns. Ryan says he preserved all the telegrams and letters. He has agreed to be a witness tor the government. He has furnished the department with all the information in his possession, includ ing the documents. Miller left yester day for Terre Haute, Jnd. RELIANCE AGAIN LEADS. Defeats Constitution by About Three Mir.utes. New York, May 28. In a gamely contested race the Reliance again led the way across the finish line, winning her second victory over the Columbia and her first over the Constitution. Two minutes and fifty-one seconds later the Co.-stitution finished, and the crew of the new boat gave her such a cheer as she deserved. The Constitution had sailed a plucky race and had a right to shore in the honors. From the star*, to the finish she had fought out every mile over the thirty mile course, and on two of its legs had actually outsailed the new boat, a per formance which restores her prestige imperilled in her disappointing show ing in the drifting match last Satur day, and makes her a factor to be reckoned with i the selection of a cup defender. Columbia was, for the day, outclassed. From the very start she was never for a moment in the race. While the Reliance and Consti tution were having it out between themselves all the way around the course the former cup defender was dragging along mil^s astern of them, and when the Reliance sailed across the finish line the Columbia was more than two miles almost dead to lee ward. The Reliance beat her by fifteen minutes and fifty-two seconds, actual sailing time. The wind held true at 3 to 12 knots during the race and fa vored none of the racers. Had Lived a Century. Elmira. N. Y.. May 28. Dennis Connelly, a native of County Cork. Ireland, is dead here, aged 103 years, He read without glasses up to the time he was 106 years old. He married at forty and reared three sons and two daughters. Subscribe for The Daily Pioneer. n| THE DAILY PIONEER. BEM1DJI, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, MAY 28, L903. Ti DRUGGED AND ROBBED. Man Loaded With Money Takes Drink With Stranger. Fergus Falls. Minn., May 2SJoseph Bcllanch of Bluffton has notified Sher iff Sawyer that lie was drugged and robbed of $70.0 at New York Mills. He gathered up $300 in currency and $400 in checks and went, to town to transact some business. A painter who had been in the village a day or two met him and introduced hira to another stranger and they had some drinks to gefher. He knew nothing more until 4 o'clock the next morning, when he found himself om on one of the coun try roads, robbed of his pocketbook, watch and chain and other valuables. The sheriff has been investigating, but the men have disappeared. KILLED IN A SCRIMMAGE. Man Who Did the Shooting Claims It Was Accidental. Florence, Wis., May 28Oscar Fred erickson was shot and instantly killed ac Homestead, this county, by Ixnils Nelson, who was arrested and brought to this city, where he is now in con finement, awaiting the verdict of the coroner's Jury. The weapon was dis charged during a scrimmage. Nelson claims the affair was an accident, but it is how believed evidence will be pre sented to the coroner warranting hold ing Nelson on a charge of manslaugh ter. BULLET NEAR HEART. Two Small Boys Play With a Revolver That Is Loaded. Long Prairie. Minn., May 28.Will- iam Martin, aged ten years, -whose parents live two miles south of this village, was shot and almost instantly killed. The parents were away at the time, and William and an older broth er got a revolver from an uncle's trunk. A bullet in the region of the heart -was the residt of fooling with the gun. FINAL ORDER IS FILED Restraining the Big Beef Packers From Forming a Combine. Chicago. May 28.Judge Grosscup, in the federal court, yesterday entered the final order in the so-called "beef trust" case, restraining the packers from combining to regulate the trade The order covers all the points of the previous decision, and is regarded as a complete victory for the govern ment. An appeal will be taken. BOLD MAIL ROBBERY. Regular Carrier Is Forced to Give Up His Rig to the Thief. Morris. Minn.,. May 28.Word lias reached here that the driver of the star mail route from here to Patchem. in Grant county, was held tip by a rob ber who made him give up his cart, and who drove off with the rig and mall sack. Night Watchman Stanley Ryan has started out in pursuit of tbc thief. Split on Holiday Closing. Eau Claire, Wis., May 28 A great stir in on among business men and clerks on account of the publication by the clerks' union of an agreement signed by the merchants last winter to ke the stores closed all day the 30th of May and other holidays, and the publication of advertisements by some of the merchants t..at they will close the 30th from noon to fi p. m. only. Both sides are determined. Reinstatement Denied. Helena, Mont., May 28.Without as signing any reason, the supreme court hab denied the application for a rein statement o" E. D. \Veedwho-wa dis barred for two years because of prac tices held to lie questionable. Weed was United States attorney here for four years, and also mayor of Helena. The petition was liberally signed by members of the bar and legislators. Italians Flocking to Argentine. Of 90,000 European emigrants to Arientina last year 58,000 -were Ital ians. gEMIDJI MERCANTILE (]0.1 WHOLESALE AXD 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 Military Prisoner Killed. San Francisco, May 28,- Charles A Hunl. military prisoner serving sentence for desertion from the coast artillery, was shot and killed by Pri vate Charles M. Hew, while attempting to escape from the guard at F.t. Mason. Fishing Vessels Suffer. St. John's. N. May 28.The se vere gale which swept the (-oast Sun day did much damage to the fishing vessels on the Grand Bunks. One vos eei reports having lost twelve njeii during the storm. St. Paul Flyer Is Wrecked. Sioux City* Iowa, May 2S The Kan sas City and St. Paul flyer on the Chi cago & Northwestern rajlroad was wrecked at Whiting, twenty-eight miles south of here, by a box car which blew off in elevator siding and stood on the itiu.il line. The engineer was killed and five others injured. Root River Dam Goes Out. Spring Valley, Minn.. May 28.The laige mill dam at Stewart ville gave away under the pressure of the im mense foods tilling Root river, ami the tushing waters washed out a piece of the Chicago (treat Western track, preventing the passing of all trains. Guilty of Kidnapping. Faigo, N. I)., May 28.-William Roa, the man who was caught with a five year-old girl, was convicted on the charge of kidnapping. The child had not been injured and a more serious charge could not be brought. Suicide by Drowning. Molroso, Minn., May 28.While suf fering from religious dementia Mrs. M. T. Miokels, wife of a retired farm er, threw herself in the millpond and was drowned. She was fifty-five years old. Her body was recovered. Took His Own Life. Milwaukee, Wis., May 28.Alexand- er I. Blade, superintendent of agencies of the Equitable Life Assurance com pany, committed suicide yesterday at the Hotel Pfister by shooting. JJo cause is known. Lakeside Bakery. [C. C. Doty, Admr. East 3rd St. Telephone 118 A line of fresh baked goods constantly bund. Goods Delivered Promptly TEN CENTS PER WEEK. HUNDREDS ARE HOME'-ESS. Fire at Laconia (.N. H.) Burns Nearly One Hundred Buildings. 1 aeon fa, N. H., May ZS, Nearly one hundred buildings in this city have been burned, 350 persons made hpme ss and a loss .f between 350,000 and $400,000 has been caused by a lire In the I.alienor! section, the area burned over being about 150 acres. The city Pre department was helpless to stay the progress of the flames and the de struction went on tm-til the Cue actual ly burned itself out for want of ma tt rial. MRS. M'CORMICK INDICTED. Grand -ury Holds Her for Sending oisoned Whisky. Mi mp'-i.A. Tenn May The garnd jury has r. turned an indictment against Mrs. I .izzie McCormick, charged with murder in the first de gre'e. Mrs. McCormlch has been un der arrest here for some lime, charged with sending a bottle of Uujsumod whisky to a woman in Cincinnati and which caused the death of the person. Missing Man Found in Lake, iron Mountain, Mich., May 28.The body of Neis Nelson, who mysterious ly disappeared from his hoarding house on Saturday, May 16, was acci dentally discovered in Hass lake, two miles north or here, by a cruiser who mam searching along the hanks for a neat Nelson committed suicide. Senator's Pocket Picked. Everett. Wash., May 28. A great ator W. E. Harrington of Hutchinson, Minn., lost $200 to pickpockets here at the president's reception. How They Achieved Success. The famous men of history who have possesso 1 i tiergy and decision were silent then. When things went wron'g they did not air their griov anees in public and grumble, growl and become pessimists. They simply changed their tactics. They did not relinquish their purposes, They know what they wished ,o do and they kept at it until they were* successful. Also i eoihplete stock of Fruits. Candies and Tobaccos. We Handle Ives* Celebrated Ice Cream JSKKJSE rrrr rrrw%v%