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Lawn Furniture. We have about 175 pieces of furniture, in the shape of chairs, settees and rockers, suitable for porch ana lawn One third off the regular price to close them out. All col- ors: come early if you want a bargain. Kitchen Cnpboard,$5.25 Made of elm, finished in golden, has glass doors, ad justable shelves, and place below for linen. Worth $9..")0 Dining Tables $1.75 And Up. POISONS A FAMILY. Woman Dead and Husband and Two Children Dying. New Orleans, June 2. Mrs. IS. O'Brien of Hackberry. Cameron par ish, La., is dead and her husband and two children are dying from the ef fects of poison administered by a ne gro, Ambrose Come'aux. O'Brien, who is a,small farmer, had a quarrel with Corneaux some days ago and gave him a thrashing. In the absence of the family from home the negro, in re venge, placed several pounds of Paris green in the water cask from which the O'Briens procured their drinkin water. The negro was a-rrested oil suspicion, confessed the poisoning ani attempted suicide by cutting his throat. WILL COME OFFICIALLY. Field Marshal Roberts Will Represent the British Army. London, June 2. It is stated that when Lord Roberts, commander-in chief of the forces, goes to America in August it will be in his official capac ity. The king has expressed a wish that his trip shall be regarded as an official one, in return for the recent visits of distinguished American mil itary officers to Great Britain. Lord Roberts will remain in America Jo a month .and will be present during the races for the America's cup in New York harbor. THE MARKETS. Latest and Former Postmaster General Smith Says Charges Were Investigated. Washington, June 2. Postmaster General Payne yesterday made^ublic the reply of former Postmaster Gen eral Charles Emory Smith to the charges of former Cashier S. W. Tul loch of the Washington city postottico regarding the postal administration. Mr. Smith says that he investigated the allegations of irregularities when they were made and that the evidence adduced in most cases was believed to have been a justification of the transactions complained of, adding that the criticisms betrayed a lack of knowledge incidental to the Spanish war and the measures necessary to meet the requirements. Mr. Payne said yesterday that Mr. Smith's letter practically closes the Tulloch incident, although other documents on the sub- mixed, $2.50)4.10 stockers and feed- Quotations From Grain Live Stock Centers. St. Paul, June 2. Wheat No. 1 Northern. 80 80 l-2c No. 2 North ern. 79@79 1-2c No. 3, 77 l-2'?( 7So: no grade, 70(g/77c. ComNo. 3. i6@4Sc Ko. 4, 4445c no grade. 411144c. Rye No. 2, 42 49c. Barley grades. 45fi'53c feed grades. 37 7. !2 Minneapolis. June 2. When:- I IOOR goods at any price are not cheap and it is not economy to buy a tiling without merit even at a little price. We've built a reputation for selling goods that you are better pleased years alter than when you first get them. This does not mean that our prices are high. It means simply that we buy in unusually large quantities, and can and do sell for actually lexss than some dealers pay. We do and always will give .our', customersi benefit of every cent we can save by big buying. Our terms are carefully com putedbased upon a fair return for our money and upon the con venientability of the great bulk of the people to pay. Oak Dresser, $9.95 Made of oak and finished in golden, ha9 3 good sized drawers a good, size 14x24 French Oval Bevel Plate Mirror. Worth $12.50 Book Cases, $4.50 Will buy a neat book case, made of birch, polished iinish in mahogany, adjust able shelves with brass rods, one-of the best Grand Rap ids makes worth $12.00. Trading Stamps Given with all Spot Cash Purchases DISPOSES OF TULLOCH. .n E. NAYLOR nard, ViT3-4c o. oi 7S3-8c No. 2 Northern, 77 3-4c. Duluth, June 2. Wheat hard, 801-2c No. 1 Northern. 7' No. 2 Northern, 76 l-2c ry'a (lax, $1,12 1-2 barley, 35(g/51c. Milwaukee. June 2. Wheat 1 Northern, 83 l-2c No. 2 Nordic: u. @82 l-2c July, 73 l-4c. Rye nt:n 1, 53 l-2c. Barley lower No. 2. sample, 46@57c. Oats lower stain' 36 3-4@371-4c. CornJuly, 44 3-ii Chicago, June 2. Wheat 2 red, 75 1-2 76 l-2c No. 3 red, 7 74c No. 2 hard winter, 74(&76c N.) hard winter, 71')75c No. 1 NoiVu spring, 79.@80c' -No 2 North* spring, 79(fr80e No. 3 spring, 74$ 7'.v. CornNo. 2, 45 3-446c No. 3, 35 3-4c. Oats No. 2, 33 33 l-2c No. 3. 32 l-2c. Sioux City, Iowa, June 2. Cattle Beeves, $4 4,90 cows, bulls and r. !".l ers, $firstname.lastname@example.org calves and yearlings, $3#4.50. Hogs, $email@example.com bulk. $5.90 @6.05. Chicago, June 2. Cattle Good prime steers, $4.90()5.40 stockers and feeders, $firstname.lastname@example.org cows, $1.00 4.50 heifers. $email@example.com calves, $2.50@6, Texas-fed dteers, $firstname.lastname@example.org. Hogs Mixed and butchers, $Gemail@example.com good to choice heavy, $firstname.lastname@example.org light, $6 6.35, bulk of salds, $6.35 6 CO. SheenCood to choice wethers, $3.75 (a 5.25 fair to choice mixed, $3.75 4.75 Western sheep, $4.50 5.25: native lambs, $4.50 & 7.10 Western lambs, $4.50fff7.10. South St. Paul, June 2. Cattle Good to choice steers, $4.50@6 good to choice cows and heifers, $3.254 good to choice feeding steers, $3,75^) 4.25 common to fair stock steers. $2~S 2.75 steer calves, $email@example.com good to choice milch cows, $35@40. Hogs Price range, $firstname.lastname@example.org bulk, $6.10 6.25 light and inferior grades, $5.90 6.15. Sheep Good to choice shorn lambs, $5.75(g6.50 good to choice I shorn yearling wethers. $4.75 6 i heavy, $4.50@5 good to choice shorn I ewes, medium weight, $email@example.com heavy, $3@4: culls and stock ewes. $2.50(23 Street Car Strikes an Auto. Cleveland, Ohio, June 2.An auto mobile carrying John J. Jack, his wife and Misses Jennie and Mary Jack, I was struck by a street car yesterday i afternoon. Mrs. Jack has three ribs broken and is believed to be falallv hurt. The others are cut and bruised and may he seriously hurt. Big Factory Destroyed. Canton, Ohio, June 2.The bookcase and office specialty manufacturing plant of the John Banner company was burned yesterday afternoon, causing a loss of $100,000. Insurance. $40,000. The origin of the fire is not known. Less Flax Grown in Ireland. Only 49.746 acres of flax were grown in Ireland last year. This is a decrease cf 10.3 per cent on the fig ures for 1901. TERMS BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA $ R. C. BOWMAN IS DEAD. Death Results From Asphyxiation Af ter Being Unconscious for Hours. Minneapolis, June 2. Roland C. Bowman, cartoonist of the Minneapo lis Tribune, died at 2:15 o'clock Sat urday afternoon after being uncon scious for forty-eight hours. Death re sulted from asphyxiation. Mr. Bow man was found overcome by gas in his study at his home at 2 o'clock last Thursday afternoon. During the ab sence of his wife in St. Paul he had hitched a tube to a gas jet in his study and placed the other end in his mouth*. He was sitting in a chair unconscious when his wife returned. Physicians were immediately called and every effort was made to resuscitate him, but. he died without having regained full consciousness at any time or hav ing spoken a word. New School Head. Hastings, Minn.. Juno 2. At the meeting of the board of education Supt. A. L. McBee of Monticello was elected superintendent' of the public schools of this city, succeeding J. H. Lewis, former state superintendent. Drowned in Bad River. Pierre, S. D., June 2.A young man named Gardner was drowned in Bad river, about twenty^miles above the mouth, yesterday, while attempting to swim a horse across the stream. He was a new man in the country. Crookston Attorney Dies. Crookston. Minn., June 2. DeFor est Bucklen, one of Crookston's most prominent attorneys, is dead. He was prominent as an attorney." He was a candidate for judge of the Fourteenth district last winter. HOW NOME WAS NAMED. Insignificant Error Which Deter mined Its Appellation. There is to be a considerable rush for Nome next month, if one may be lieve what one hears among mining men. There is no more sensational ism, but plenty of effort and inten tion. Men are going there who have thought over the situation very seri ously since the wild crnze of a few years ago, and they will go prepared for hardships and disappointment. How was Nome named? By a man on the Herald, one of the Franklin rescue ships. When tr manuscript chart of the Caye Nome legion was constructed attention was called to the fact that the cape had no name by the insertion of this"? name?" The interrogation point was inked in by a draughtsman as a "C,' and thewitness "a" in "name" being indistinct he interpreted is as an "o" hence "C. Nome"Capo Novae." This little ro mance occurred i:: 1853. What's in a name? Nome.New "iorl Press. Subscribe for T:.c Daily rioncer. HUNDREDS Of LIVES LOST FLOOD AND FIRE RESPONSIBLE FOR APPALLING CATASTROPHE AT TOPEKA, KAN. TWO KINDRED KNOWN TO BE DEAD ACCURATE LIST OF THE VICTIMS CANNOT BE OBTAINED FOR SEVERAL DAYS. LOSS TO PROPERTY $4,000,000 TWO HUNDRED HOUSES BURNED AND MANY BUSINESS BLOCKS ARE DESTROYED. Topeka, Kan., June 2.With 175 or 200 lives lost millions of dollars of property destroyed, with hundreds of pistol shots as signals of distress, blended with the agonizing cries of un willing inhabitants of treetops and roofs of houses, and the waters creep ing upward and then slowly subsid ing and alternately changing hope to despair, the Capital City passed the most memorable Sabbath day of its ex istence. To all this discomforting condition of affairs was added the presence of a cold, dismal rain. North Topeka is a scene of utmost desolation. Not a square foot of land can be seen in any direction. There is but a small chance of any of the resi dences being left standing at'the end of the flood period. There is ground for hope that the worst has passed. The five-mile-wide Kansas river is settling back into its original- channer. Last night City Engineer McCable issued a bulletin giving out the Cheering Intelligence that the waters had subsided to the extent of exactly 7.5 inches. It mav be some hours before another dron may be noticed. The ardor of the work of the heroic rescuers was not abated in the least by the conditions which confronted them. For long dreary hours knee deep in water and sometimes in water up to their necks, they worked with might and main. They can now point to 300 or more rescued ones who oth erwise might have been swept away in the current. Briefly stated, the pres ent condition of the flood in this: One hundred and seventy-five to 200 people drowned. Eight thousand people without, homes. Four million dollars loss of prop erty. People missing, 200. Houses burned, result of fire in lum ber yard from slacking lime, probably 200. Banks collaprod. 2. Wholesale gro^ stores flooded. 2. Big business blocks ready to crum ble, 50. Wholesale commission houses de serted, 6. Rock Island trains containing 150 passengers held here by hiftn water. City water works plant useless. Probably 250 Dead. Leading men have made a careful examination of the flood and all its conditions, and as a, result of their :n- vestigation they give 250 as the prob able number of lives lost. A more conservative estimate places the num- ber of dead at 175. The higher num ber ip as apt to be correct as the low er. The number of dead is merely a matter of guessing. Twenty members of rescuing parties tell how they saw people drop from. houses, only to be swept away by the flood, and others tell of men who. terrified at the ap proach of the fire, dropped into the water, where they sank and did not reappear. This estinii.Lrd number of dead does not include the large number classed as missing, who cannot otherwise be accounted ior. Neither does it in clude the number who ar. supposed to have Lost Their Lives in the Fire. In the latter class there is absolutely no means of arriving at even an ap proximate number of victims. The water is so high and the current so strong that all that can be done now is to rescue those in the buildings sur rounded by water. It will be at least three days before the correct number of dead will be known. Work of res cuing the victims Jt the flicd is being pushed with vigor. If the flood does I not rise any further and those Ijot yet reached can keep their places a few hours longer there need not neces sarily be a much larger loss of ITfe. Large contributions have already been i received for the Benefit of the Sufferers. The amount given by Topeka citizens alone will aggregate $100,000. To this is to be added an immense quantity of cfethlng, provisions and general sup plies. Outside towns have generous ly offered aid: notable among them is Galveston. Tex. Last night the portion of Topeka not affected by the flood was crowded with refugees and people from the sur rounding country, who have come to the flood conditions. There is great anxiety as to what the morrow will bring forth. If the river shall not receive any more flood water west of here the improvement in the situation here will be marked. If the water shall rise at Manhattan and Wamego, to-day will see a repetition of the worst of the flood scenes and the dis- tress here will be greatly intensified. Either contingency is entirely within the range of possibility. Hundreds of Houses Swept Away. Lawrence, Kan., June 2.The water here has fallen a loot. Half of Ihe houses on the south side were washed, away, but the people are safe. The river is six or seven miles wide here. Hundreds of homes have been carried down the river. There are only two or three small spots on the north side that are not under water, and most of the 3,000 people over there are home less and have lost all their personal property. Thousands of Acres Flooded. Lincoln, Neb., Tune 2.Flood waters in some of the swollen streams be gan receding yesterday, but the con ditions remain practically as uau as before. Salt creek at Lincoln has gone down two feet, but near Waverly and As-hlaad It overflowed thousands of acres. Help was asked to rescue farmers imprisoned by the waters. More Rain in Nebraska. Omaha, June 2.Western Nebraska and Western Iowa have had another twenty-four hours of continuous rain fall with no indication of its subsiding. Every river and small stream on this section is at high water mark and railroad washouts and other damage reports continue to come in. Crops Entirely Ruined. Hannibal, Mo., June 2.The rise in the Mississirmi river has .brought SOLWAY i MALLAR LAKE,CLEARWATE COUNTY F. O. SIBLEY PROPRIETOR npjyi.yTyry^yTy yyyyvyvy^ neavy damage to the islands and oor tom lauds in this section. Thousands of acres of corn and other crops are submerged and everything is ruined, including all farm property, as well as dwellings and more than half the live stock. The residents escaped to the Missouri shore War Department Will Assist. Washington-: June 2.The war de partment will assist to the extent of its power in efforts to alleviate suffer ing in the flooded districts of the West. May Become Wholly Deaf. London, June 2.Queen Alexandra's increasing deafness is causing muchr annoyance to the royal physician. She is threatened with complete deafness, for the ailment is not proving amena ble to treatment. Make Slaves of Negroes. Montgomery, Ala., June 2. The United States grand jury has returned thirty-six indictments against white citizens of Coosa and Tallapoosea [counties on a charge of holding ne groes in servitude. Abandons Slaughter. Helena, Mont., June 2.F.ecause of the agitation against the slaughter of birds by the humane society, the state sportsman's association, which is hav ing its annual tournament, has decided to abandon its live bird shoot, the main event. BUY A LOT IN THE NEW TOWNSITE OF MALLARD LOCATED ON '.A- First Class Sample Room. Choicest Brands. MAC'S MINT Geo. McTaggart, Prop. Choice Wines, Liquors and Cigars. Beltrami Avenue. Bemidji. Minn. MINN Jam JOI.skjK.jlV. J3m.MBK. J0I jJEk. JKm JJBK. 4 4 4\ 4 4 4 4 i i 4 4 4 4 4\ 4\ i\ 4 4 4 i i 4 M*^H'