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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 51.
MORE ARE CAUGHT ARRESTS EXPECTED AS A RESULT OF INVESTIGATION IN NE W YORK. SCANDALS I N THf POSTOfflCE OFFICIALS VERY RETICENT RE- GARDING RECENT DEVEL- OPMENTS. WILL MOVE ON CHICAGO NEXT BRISTOW'S SLEUTHS WILL GIVE OFFICE THOROUGH OVER- HAULING. Washington, June 18.Warrants for two postoffiee suspects have been is sued and their arrest is expected. Postoffiee department officials are reticent and it cannot be learned whether the arrests will be made here or in New York. Chief Inspector Coch ran is back from New York and has had several conferences with Fourth Assistant Bristow. Postmaster Gen eral Payne gave an interview to news paper correspondents yesterday. He was ill and lay on a lounge as he talked. He had just had a fainting spell and was very pale. Nothing but strict necessity evidently keeps him at the department. It was reported yes terday morning in a New York paper that the president had requested Mr. Payne not to givo information to the press, and his conference was in de nial of this repoi as much as anything else. Mr. Payne Neither Affirmed Nor Denied the report of-the issuance of two war rants, but intimated that they had been issued by say nig: "You can readily understand that it would not be right to make public the issuance of wan ante before the men were arrested." Postal inspectors who have been working in the New York postoffiee and who have unearthed abuses there are expected to rinish *heir work this week. According to the officials at the department the Chicago office will be the next scene of their activities. The officials admit there is little informa tion at hand which warrants sending the inspectors to Chicago, but they have decided to give the office an over hauling on general principles. There has been a hitch in the New York end of the investigation of the postal scandals. Just what is .the nature of this obstacle to the speedy conclusion of t" investigations can not be learned at the postoffiee de partment, but high officials admit that Several Arrests, which were scheduled for yesterday would not be made until a future date. It was also said at the department that what is known in detective yar- ^tteeFeefceefcecee. GO ib \it Eave Troiighing I Tin Roofing Wood or Coal Furnaces I Steam Fittings Bike Repairing DANGERt Dora & Lyo An What They Do: Repairing of all Kinds Pumps and Wa ter Pipes Our Specialty. PHON E 225. iururu as me cnixa cegice naa netn ap plied to two of these suspected inui viduals with excellent results, and were it not for the fact that the fourth assistant postmaster general, who has charge of the inquiry, wishes to make a clean haul and urrest each and every one of these in the New York jurisdic tion who are implicated in the scan dals, three arrests at least would have been made yesterday. It is expected that arrests in the promotion syndi cate frauds will be made this week. Arrests will also be made as a result of the investigation into the sale to the government of various machines for- use in postoffices, such as cancel ling devices, adding machines, cash registers or automatic cashiers, etc. TROOPS NOT WITHDRAWN. Morenci Will Be Watched by Federal Forces. Denver, June 18.On advices from Washington Gen. Baldwin, command ing the department of the Colorado, yesterday sent orders for one troop of the Third cavalry to proceed with all haste from Fort Apache, Areiz., to Morenci. Monday it was believed that the spirit of the strike was broken and Col.'Lebo, commanding five troops of the Fourteenth cavalry at Morenci was ordered to return his command to Forts Grant and Huachucha, but more recent developments have shown the advisability, of keeping federal troops on the spot. MADE HIM CRAZY. Close Game of Ball Causes Insanity of Thomas Donohue. New York, June 18.Thomas Don ohue, a native of Harrison, N. J., has become insane through excitement over a baseball game. Donohue was an inveterate "fan." The other day he witnessed a game between the New ark and Buffalo teams which resulted in a score of 1 to 0. He became great ly excited, and his friends, who say he has been acting strangely ever since, finally had him taken into custody by the authorities. ATTACKED BY HIGHWAYMEN. Man Is Fatally Wounded, but Kills One of His Assailants. Missoula, Mont, June 18. Patrick Donovan, a well known ranchman and politician at Clinton was fatally wound ed by three highwaymen yesterday. As he lay dying on the ground he returned the fire, killing one robber and se verely wounding another. The unin jured highwayman gathered the dead one on his saddle, and, leading the horse of the third man, who was in the saddle, galloped off. CONDEMNED TO DIE. Two Men Convicted for"the Murder of Illinois Woman. M.arion, 111., May 19.Jerry Graves and Cal .Price, charged with the murder of Mrs. Nellie Reicheldorfer on the 16th of March last, were found guilty by the jury after less than an hour's deliberation. Death sentence was passed upon them. ^ifimttt*fe We work day or night. W can do any thing with a stove. No one could appreciate Your patronage better than we. Xo one will give you more attention or can give more satisfaction. When you throw a dollar at us you know you have a string on it. in m\ m\ m\ 1 3f^*##f*f#f'f*S mmm TH E DEA BODIES OF FLOOD VICTIMS HASTI- LY INTERRED TO PREVENT EPIDEMIC. DEATH LIST WILL REACH 500 THREE HUNDRED BODIES FOUND AND THE WORK ONLY HALF-BEGUN. TOWN PRETTY WELL SEARCHED EVERY AVAILABLE MAN FROM SURROUNDING COUNTRY PUT TO WORK. Heppner, Or., June IS. Willow creek, which on Sunday night wiped out more than half of this town, has shrunk to the size of a brook. Ahout $500,000 worth of property has been destroyed at Heppner. Several thou sand persons have arrived from out side places and an army of men and horses is sifting debris. Three hundred bodies have been found and there are men who say the work is only half be gun. People are coming from all direc tions in wagons and on horseback and the work of recovering bodies and burying the dead is proceeding as fast as possible. The work of inter ment is carried on hurriedly, as it is feared that there will be an epidemic', and many of the bodies are buried in rude boxes. A force of seventy men is digging graves on the.hillside. Prompt measures are being taken To Prevent a Plague. Heppner itself has now been pretty well searched, except in piles of debris, where it is thought creat numbers of bodies will be found. Between lone and Heppner there are great piles of bris, bit tLo flood passed so quickly that the roads have not been seriously damaged. The rail road track, however, from Lexington on is badly torn up. Heavy steel rails were bent and twisted like corkscrews? and the heavy timbers were splintered like matches. In Heppner itself the flood swept a clean path a mile lone and two blocks wide through the town, following generally the course of Wil low creek. Perhaps the greatest loss of life oc curred at the Heppner hotel. This house Was Carried Away. It is supposed that there were about fifty guests in this hotel, all of whom are reported to be lost. Around the depot the rising water left great heaps of driftwood piled higher than the roof of the sta'.ion, and the rescuing parties were forced to demolish these pyramids of timber in order to extricate the corpis-a. Un doubtedly many of the bodies were carried by the rushing waters down the valley. No systematic effort has, as yet, been made to find the dead who are undoubtedly strewn along the canyon, every available man from a radius of sixty-five miles has been pressed into service at Heppner itself. Gangs of men are at work clearing away the piles of debris, rocks and timbers which are piled- in heaps in Heppner's streets and taking out the. corpses which are thus concealed. SAVED BY A HAIR. Colorado Burro Drags Eastley From the Jaws of Death. Denver, June 18. Ralph Eastley, secretary of the National Civic feder ation, was saved from being dashed to death over a precipice while scaling Pike's Peak by grasping a burro's tail. Seeing his perilous position. Eastley decided this was the only means which could hope to save his life and the burro carried him safely out of harm's way. Eastley still retains in a neatly done up bundle the bunch of hair which he pulleed from the burro's tail in the struggle. BELGIAN STEAMER CAPSIZES. Captain and Six Members of the Crew Are Drowned. Christiansand. June 18The Belgian steamer Rubens, bound from Sunder land, Eng.. for Piliau, East Prussia, capsized and sank June 10. The cap Tain, mate and six men were drowned. Seven other members of the crew drifted in a small boat for twenty-two hours, during which time three of them died from exposure" The others were picked up. Convicted of Grand Larceny. New York, June 18James McHugh, a driver for an express company, was convicted of grand larceny for steal ing a package of jewelry valued at $10,000. The jewels have not been re covered. Subscribe for the Daily Pioneer. THE DAILY PIONEER. BRIDGE GOES DOWN. Six Persons Fatally and a Score of Others Seriously Injured. Eau Claire, Wis,, Juno 18. A long section ci' the Madison street bridge approach went down under the weight of between 150 and 200 people at 9:30 o'clock last night. Six persons were seriously, probably fatally, injured. Twenty-five or thirty others wife less seriously injured. The names "bf the victims have not yet been learned. The accident occurred during an illumina tion of the street carnival booths along the main streets of the city. Hundreds of people had gone to the bridge to watch the illumination from "this vantage point. Suddenly, without a moment's warning, a section of the approach, forty feet in length, sanit. Instantly all was confusion. Calls were sent in for doctors and policemen to help carry away the injured. It was thought for a time that the entire bridge, with its load of humanity, had gone down, carrying hundreds to death in the waters of the Chippewa river. It was found, however, as soon as or der was partially restored, thai the death list would be comparatively small, if any, though two score were hurried to offices of doctors and the city hospital. BRITISH COLUMBIA FLOODS. Fraser River Overflows Its Banks and Drives Settlers From Home. Vancouver .3. C. June 18. The gradual ri. in the Fraser river still continues, and the lowlands in several districts are s-iill under water. Breaks in the Pitt river dike resulted in the submerging of several hundred acres of land. Nacoman island, aaout forty miles up the river from New West minster, is under water. There are fifty farmers living on this island, and a steamer was sent up from New West minster to take off the people and cat tle. So far there has been but one drowning, that of William Melbourne. GIVES POLICE HARD FIGHT. Nearly Lose Their Lives in Arresting Escaped Convict. Neenah, Wis., June 18. Joseph Barber, reputed ti* bt an escaped con vict from the low state prison, was arrested here yesterday after a strug gle in which Chief of Police Janus Brown, Andrew MejJabe, an Oshkosb detective, and Barber neaily lost their lives. In attempting to take Barber from a houseboat on which he was liv ing the officers wore pulled into Lake Winnebago, and it was only after a desperate struggle that they were able to overcome and place him in a naph tha launch. Barper was wanted in Oshkosh on a charge of larceny. CITY WILL OPEN STORE. Kenosha Hopes to Save Hundreds of Dollars by Its Scheme. Kenosha, Wis., June 18. The city of Ke.iosha will try the most unique scheme in the history of municipal ownership under the terms of an order issued by the city council for the open ing oi a grocery store and butcher shop to be under the entire control of the city. In these stores all the pro vision.: needed for the paupers will be dealt out to ther~. the city Baying, all profits of middlemen. Aid. Peter Ja cobs, who is the father of the plan, claims that the city will save hundr. ds of dollars annually by entering into the mercantile business. ITS WORST FIRE. Loss on Felt Shoe Factory at Webster City Is $70,000. Webs.er City, Iowa, June 18. The worst conflagration ever experienced here was in the felt shoe factory which burned Monday night. The loss will reach $70,000. The plant was capital ized at JJOO.OOO and was insured for $36,000. The plant and everything in it was a total loss. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, JUNE 18. 1903. TEX CENTS PER WEEK, Fred C. Smvth. Pres. Thos. P. Smvth, See-Treas. I). C. Smvth. Manager. BEMIDJI MERCANTILE CO. UO'J Beltrami Avenue. Wholesale and Retail Dealers in GROCERIES, FLOUR FEED, HAY GRAIN PRODUCE. Phone No. 215. Strawberries Cucumbers Green Onions Dry Onions Cabbage Whole Wheat Flour Fresh Groceries lA.^AAAA^AAAAAAAA.AA.AAAAAA.A.AAAJfc.AA.A. ^AAAAftftft f\ A A A A AAA A AAA A A A A A ROYAL CAPTIVE THAT IS ABOUT HOW KING PETER WILL STAND IN SERVIA, MILITARY WILL RILL COUNTRY DICTATORSHIP UNDER LEADERS OF REVOLUTION WILL RUN THINGS. CHFMfLL OUTLOOK TOR PENR WILL JUST AS CHEERFULLY MUR- DER HIM IF HE OPPOSES THEIR AIMS. Belgrade, June IS -The position of King Peter I. promises to be little mote than that of a royal captive the real government of the country will be a military dictatorship unuer the lead ers of.the revoi.itidi,, Col. Maschln and Col. Mit-ichitcl.. The new king 13 al most without any personal adherents, and the ruling spirits of the army, it Is thought probable, would just us readily murder liim as they did his predeces sor should he oppose their aim*. At the present moment the whole country under military rule, ami, al though no prefects in the country dis tricts have been revoked each is nc companted by an array officer who at tends the prefect wherever lie roes. even to the telephone. This policy has led to one good .result, not a Single case of disorder anywhere having peen reported. Extremely forcible argu ments were found necessary to sup press the Radical Aspirations for a republic The foremost advocate of the creation oi a I'.mblican foun government was I.jubornlr Schiekovies, the editor of the Belgrade Odjek. Finding him Impervious to arguments the conspirators invited hi.j to a din ner at the officers' club la.t Saturday During the dinner his to.d him that unless he agreed to support Prlnce~Peter Karagectgevitch thme would be one head less in Belgrade that night. M. Schiekovies yielded to the force of this reasoning ant ac cepted the situation. He is now mm ister oTTTTs'tiee in the U.CW guvuiu meni. Inquiries in official circles ev ry where elicit the assurance that the people are delighted with the actioh.of the government, but conversa?' ma overheard in public place.- indicate that the people, especially t-hwte living outside the capital, know little nm\ care little about the trend of national politics. It is believed that the army will try to make secret terms with the new king by which it will retain the su premacy gainer' by the trageuy, but whether the king will agree to the con ditions Is uncertain. NEGROES ARE KILLED. Race Riots Occur in a Section of Mis sissippi. New Orleans. June 18. Latest re ports from the race trtio!e that have prevailed on the border of Smith and Scott counties, Mississippi, give the total number of negroes killed there at seven. The trouble was started nearly two weeks ago when two white men. R. E. Craft and James Hoyee. were shot by negroes and one of them killed. As a result a white mob raided the negro settlement, killing Hornby and three others, including a woman. These troubles intensified the race bitterness. A story was circulated among the whiles that a large number of rifles and cartridges were shinned Fresh Dairy Butter Fresh Creamery Butter Fresh Eggs Best Patent Flour Tomatoes Oranges Lemons to me negroes a cqmn intended for Hornby. The white mob started in to capture the weapons and ammunition, and In the skirmishing that followed three more negroes were killed. Most of the other negroes". 150 In number, were ordered out of the neighborhood and moved to Laurel. Meridian and neighboring towns. FOUR PEOPLE DROWN. Rowboat Overturns and but One Mem ber of Family Is Saved. Montreal, June 18, Pietre Suay, a carter, look his wile pud family of three children and a neighbor's child to Butte Island for tin outing yester day. While rowlnt in flat-bottomed boat the craft capsized, Suay. his wife and two children were drowned' One of his children and the neighbors child were sa\ d. GREEN TO BE NAMED, Duluth Man Will Succeed James R. Garfield on Civil Service Commission. Washington, June lis.- The report is current thai lUi.ry Green of Ihiluth will be named as civil service cordrnis siomr liy President Roosevelt. If ap pointed Mr Gft'Crn will take the place vacated by .lames R. (lurlrdd. STRIKE VIRTUALLY ENDED. Hotel Employes Will Submit Differ ences to Arbitration. Chicago, June 18 The indications are that the hotel and restaurant, strike begun ben last, week will bft settled by arbitration and that the strikers will return to work tomorrow morning. Such strong pressure from outside organizations was brought to bear on the joint board of the striking unions here thai the board consented to a proposition which virtually ends the strike. The Fuse Died Out. Little Falls. Minn, June 18, Six pounds of dynamite were placed on the porch of the home of Father Pfeiffer, a priest at Pier/.. The fuse died out be fore reaching the explosive. The ex plosion would, no doubt, have wrecked the house and kllleed the priest and four other inmates. The trouble at Pier/, is over the public and parochial schools ami the eomtnunity is Cut up into factions. Then- Is no blue. Fifty Years Wedded. Hm-lsoir^VVi-s-v-JunoUS, Mr, and Mrs. Balsam yeste'rday celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their wedding. A number of rheir ptcmei friends Kiel at their homo last evrning to pay their I respects They left a handsome golden souvenir as a reminder of the event. i The couple were married in Chicago June 16, 1853, and three years later getllcd in Hudson, wtyere Mr. Balsam has been In the mercantile business ever since. Insurance Commissioner. Pierre, S. I). June 18.GoV. Herreid announces that John Perkins of Roberts county will be appointed com missioner of Insurance for the term commencing July 1. Strikers Make Trouble. Dubuque, Iowa, June 18. A small crown stoned the street cars which re Burned running after a week's idleness with non-union men. The sheriff called i out the soldiers and they were on guard with a witling gun. Soo Depot Burns. Prentice, Wis., June 18. The Soo I depot at this place burned to he ground. The origin of the fire is unex plained. The fire started in the freight room. Loss, $900. A new depot will *t once be erected. 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.