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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 52.
IN IjRfAT ALARM JACKSON CITIZENS FEAR BLOOD- SHED WHEN TROOPS ARE WITHDRAWN. fLi$f$i$:--tftti- SfK~ SttVENfiE EVEN NEWSPAPER CORRESPOND- ENTS ARE BELIEVED TO BE IN DANGER. MRS. EWEN ADVISED TO LEAVE COMMANDER OF TROOPS FEARS SHE WILL BE ASSAS- SINATED. Jackson, Ky., June 18.Arguments in the case of Curtis Jett and Thomas White, on trial for the murder of J. B. Marcum, was not concluded when court adjourned late last night and the case will not go to the jury until noon to-day. A hung jury .is expected because of the alleged attitude of two of the members. As the case draws to a close, alarm among citizens because of the probability of troops being with drawn is manifest. The assassination of every person who has become ex posed as antagonistic to the feudists is threatened. Arson may substitute as sassination where the latter is for any reason not expedient. Even newspaper correspondents are believed to be in danger. One of them last night received an anonymous let ter signed by "A Feminine Admirer," in which he was told that His Assassination had been ordered and warned him to get out of town before to-night. Every one feeels that a verdict or failure to return a verdict will pre cipitate a crisis, and there is appre hension that bloodshed is coming. Jackson people are not easily alarmed and thej point to a series of crimes that have shocked civilization as de fense against tht suspicion that they may be hysterical in their dread For what they believe is to follow the re moval of troops should the real cul prits ever be reached. If the defend ants should be found guilty it is ^re- dieted that the members of the jury and even the circuit judge would be in danger. Maj. Embry Allen, who is now in command of the troops here during the absence of Col. Roger Williams, yesterday earnestly advised Mrs. B. L. Ewen To^Leave Jackson. She has taken an active part in ac cumulating evidence against the men who burned her husband's hotel and are directly connected with the power ful faction in Breathitt county. Maj. Allen expressed the belief that Mrs. Ewen's life was in danger, notwith- acee&tseecefrefrce. xb tit yti \k CO tij \ii \n tit tii tit ifc tii tii tii tii tit \ti tii tii tit tii tit tit tii tit tit tit tit tii tii tii tij tii tii tii tii tii tii tit tit tit tii tii tit tit tii tii tit tii tii tit tii tii tit tii tit tii \ii tit tii tii tfe tii tii tit tit tii tii tii DANGER Dora & Lyo An What They Do Eave Troughing Tin Roofing Wood or Coal Furnaces Steam Fittings Bike Repairing Repairing of all Kinds Pumps and Wa ter Pipes Ou Specialty. "PHONE 225. standing rne iact max women ann children have heretofore been spared by dssassin3 in Jackson. Mrs. Ewen's bravery and courage have frequently been shown, especially during the re cent trials through which sne has passed, and it was but the expected when she replied: "I will stay here until our interests are properly pro tected and our contracts fulnlled. If they want tc kill me they will find me here for at least a month." RELIANCE IS CRIPPLED. Topmast Snaps Off Just After Crossing Starting Line. New, York, June 19. Two minutes after she had crossed the starting line for a thirty-mile race with the Colum ,bia and Constitution over the Larch': mont Yacht club's course in Long Island sound yesterday Reliance's top mast snapped off under the pressure of her big topsail and balloon jib top sail and she withdrew from tht race a cripple. Mr. Iselin, managing owner, said after the accident that the Reli ance would sail her next race on Fri day. The Constitution and Columbia continued the race and the Constitu tion outsailed the former cup defender by 9 minutes and 46 seconds, elapsed time, and won the cup offered by Com modore Adams of the Larchmont club. KING WIRES "GOOD LUCK." Edward Sends Message to Sir Thomas on His Departure for America. London, June 19. There was a large gathering of people at the Easton railroad to bid good bye to Sir Thomas Lipton, who started for Liverpool to take a steamer for New York. The crowd cheered him heartily while Sir Thomas waved his farewell. On the same train was J. P. Morgan, who also was cheered. King Edward tele graphed to Sir Thomas as follows: "As you are just about leaving for America let me wish you a prosperous journey and all possible good luck for the great race in August. "Edward, R. and I." OSBORNE IS QUEER TOW N. Has Three Mayors and Five Elections Within Five Weeks. Osborne. Ohio, June 19. Through the resignation of O. J. Butt, mayor ot Osborne, this place will have its third, mayor within a period of five weeks. It has also had three presidents of the city council and five elections in that time. The people of Osborne have been so busy holding elections lately that they have no time to attend to their private business. STOLE POSTAGE STAMPS. Burglars Hi Relieve Postmaster of New Supply. Marshalltown, Iowa, June 19. Burglars broke into the postoffice at Rhodes, in the southern part of this county and abstracted from Postmas ter Satterfield's desk $300 worth oi stamps, comprising a new invoice just received. So far as known nothing else was taken. No definite clue has yet been obtained. OS We work day or night. We can do any thing with a stove. No one could appreciate Your patronage better than we. No 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. f ft 1 m~\ win .^f*6****frf** CZAR SETTLES IT HIS MESSAGE TO KING PETER ENDS POSSIBILITY OF IN- TERNAL RISING. MAJcti &m ttuws SAP E APPROACHING RECEPTION OF THE KING SOLE TOPIC OF CON- VERSATION. PETER ISSUtS A MANIFESTO PROMISES PROTECTION FOR MOR- AL AND MATERIAL LIFE OF HIS PEOPLE. Belgrade, June 18.The receipt of the czar's telegram of congratulation to King Peter finishes, in the opinion of the best informed persons, natives and foreigners, all possibility of an in ternal rising against the provisional government of Servia. The dispatch has so strengthened the hands of the conspirators that there is no chance whatever of oppo sition to them. King Peter has received congratula tions from King Victor Emmanuel and Emperor Francis Joseph. Nothing is now heard but talk of the approaching reception of ih.3 new king. The municipality of Belgrade is also sending a deputation to meet King Peter, and intends erecting three triumphal arches between the railroad station and the town. Large crowds are constantly before the windows of a shop on the main street of Belgrade, where, since the recent of the czar's message, a large photograph of the chief military actors in the late drama has been displayed. The skupshtina and senate during che day adopted a modification of the constitution of 1888. Peter to His People. Geneva, June 19King Peter yester day telegraphed to Belgrade the follow ing manifesto, to be proclaimed to the Servians: "Thanks to the will of God and the favor of the people, I am called to the throne of my ancestors. I submit my self to the popular decision and to-day ascend the throne of Servia. "I consider it to be my first duty to thank God for the favor accorded us, and I express the hope that the powers will hail my succession as an event which will give Servia an era of re pose, progress and order.^ "I give my word to respect the rights acquired by all. I will be the protector of the legality and well-being of the people. "I call upon the head of the church and the military and civil functionaries to retain their functions and execute them conscientiously. "I declare that I banish from mem ory all acts committed during the past forty years bearing upon me. Every honest Servian will find under my reign protection for his moral and material life. *J "Xhe motto of my dynasty is: 'For ftJ-tnesacreC cross and cherished liberty.' It is witn that motto, assured of the attachment of the army and church, that I ascend the throne as Peter 1., king of Servia." CHEERS FOR CHAMBERLAIN. South Africans Approve Colonial Sec retary's Preferential Tariff Scheme. Cape Town, June 19. Premier Sprigg, in the course of a debate in parliament on the South African cus toms convention, has taken occasion to refer in terms of warm approval to Colonial Secretary Chamberlain's preferential tariff proposals. He said, although he had always been an ardent free trader, he was bound to admit that there was something greater than free trade, namely, the consolidation of the empire. The premier's remarks were I cheered on both sides of the house. RUSSIA CARRIES POINT. Manaoe the Customs at Dalny Under Agreement With China. Pekiu, June 19.Russia and China have arranged that the customs man agement of Dalny and the adjoining frontier shall be similar to the German arrangement at Kiau Chou. Gov. Alexieff's financial secretary will be manager of customs at Dalny. The re ceipts will be deposited in the Russo Chinese bank. MISS ANKROM KILLED. Only Woman School Supervisor In Porto Rico Meets Violent Death. San Juan. P. R.. June 19.Miss Jean Ankrom, formerly of Waynesburg, Pa., the only woman school supervisor in Porto Rico, was thrown from a car riage in a runaway accident at Ponce last night and died in fifteen minutes. Her neck was broken. Subscribe for the Daily Pioneer. THE DAILY PIONEER. SEVEN BODIES FOUND. Total Death List at Heppner Reaches Nearly 200. Heppner, Or., June 19Seven bodies of ..u...i victims were exhumed yester day from a pile of debris Of the seven one was a Chinaman and one a woman. Two hundred persons, many of them women and children, asked for permission to sleep on the floor of the Catholic church, the court house and the school house during the night. The officers granted permission. It is expected that nightly refuge will bo sought for some time In the public buildings and churches, which stand well up on the hill. The people gen erally are under a spell and business has been abandoned. An oilicial esti mate shows 100 persons missing and probably lost. This is in addition to 130 bodies already recovered, making a total death list of over 200. GOES TO PRISON. Convicted Man Was Son-in-Law of Chief Justice Fuller. Milwaukee, June 19.Matt Aubery, formerly 4^n-in-law of Chief Justice Fuller, was sentenced to four years in the state prison by Judge Braze yes terday for forgery. The judge reviewed Aubery's career, calling attention to the faci that two years ago he had been before the court charged with a similar offense, but escaped punish ment on account of his family connec tions and because of the hope that he would lead a better life. Aubery made a long, rambling plea for mercy, saying that although he had been con nected with several deplorable affairs none had'been committed while he was in his right mind. Aubery formerly lived in Chicago. His wife procured a divorce several years ago and remar ried. RED WING'S ANNIVERSARY. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 1903. TEN CENTS PER WEEK. Strawberries Cucumbers Green Onions Dry Onions Cabbage Is As- Semi-Centennial Celebration sured. Red Wing, Minn., June 19. There will be a celebration in September of Red Wing's semi-centennial. The boundaries of Goodhue county were established in 1858, the townsite was organized, the first election was held and Red Wing was chosen as the coun ty seat. A committee of nine has been appointed by a public meeting for which Mayor Piei.:r the Commercial club, the manufacturers' association and other bodies jo...ed in the call. It is proposed to emphasize as a feature a reunion of former residents !ik the old home days of down East, jwwl^to make local features prominent in the celebration. WILL UNIONIZE. American Book Company Agrees to Favor Former Enemies. Helena, Mont., June 10.The Ameri can Hook company, through its repre sentative, has filed an agreement with the state text book committee, now en gaged in the consideration of b'ids for text books for the public schools of Motana, to unionize its plants. The last legislature effected a law requir ing the commission to contract only for books containing the union label. This action ends a long standing war between the company and the Interna tional Typographical union. DOCTORATES GRANTED. Honors for Clergymen Who Help Raise Pearson's Fund. Fargo, N. D., Juno 19.At Fargo col lege, a Congregationalist institution, the degrees of doctor of divinity were conferred upon Rev. C. H. Dickinson of Fargo, Rev. A. Cushing Dill of Niapara Falls, N. Y., and Rev. C. S. Rollins of Minneapolis, in honor of the completion of the Pearson's endow ment of $-50,000. This year's gradu ating class is composed of twelve young men. Only one other doctorate of divinity has been conferred by this college. Fred C. Smvth, Pres. Trios. P. Smvth, Sec-Treas. D. C. Smvth, Manager. BEMIDJI MERCANTILE CO. 302 Beltrami Avenue. Wholesale and Retail Dealers in GROCERIES, 'F'L0KRf--'FEED-f-4tA^--rttAi-N-j- P-ROWrCn&r Phone No. 215. Whole Wheat Flour Fresh Groceries AXE AGAIN fALLS SUPERINTENDENT OF THE MONEY ORDER SYSTEM IS DIS- MISSED. INDISCRETIO N IS HI S TAUT OPPOSED GIVING ACONTRACT FOR PRINTING TO THE LOWEST BIDDER. TH E GOVtHNMtNT LOSES $45,000 FAVORED A COMPANY. OF WHICH HIS SON IS AN EM- PLOYE. Washington, June 19.As ao'resntf-0f alleged indiscretion in mutters pertain ing to the award of contracts for printing the money order forms of the government. James T. Metcalfe, for many years superintendent of the money order system of the postoffice department, yesterday was removed from office by the postmaster goue'ral. A full investigation of the case will be made later. The dismissal is the re sult of acts of Mr. Mqtcalfe in -opposi tion to the bid of Pan) Herman of Rutherford, N. J., the lowest bidder by $4!,000 and in favor of the next high est bidder, the Wynkoop-Hallenback Crawford Company of New York, of which company Mr. Metcalfe's son is an employe. Metcalfe advised Herman, who was formerly employed by the Wynkoop Hallenbeck-Crawford company, to withdraw his bill and return to the employ of that company, promising, it is alleged, that if he complied his $.", 000 deposit would be. returned to him. He Also Discouraged the granting of a hearing on the ques tion of the financial responsibility of Mr. Herman and manifested desire that the contract he awarded to the Wynkoop-Hairenback-Crawford com pany. Post master General Payne, in an nouncing his action, said that there was no charge that Mr. Metcalfe- had done anything that was amenable to the law. but said that his conduct was serious indiscretion that could not be overlooked. Mr. Metcalfe, he said, always had been considered a faithful, efficient. pa*instaking and honest em ploye. The postmaster general later conferred with President Roosevelt regarding the case and the order of dismissal followed. Mr. Payne's voice trembled with emotion as he announced the dismissal to the newspaper men late yesterday afternoon. He said it had come his duty to make the removal and was a step which he could not avoid in the proper discharge of his duties. CORNER IN CORN. Large Holders Have the Shorts at Their Mercy. Chicago, June 19 A corner in corn is likely. July corn yesterday reached 50B-8c aft^r opening-rat 19 1-2 and closing at 50 3-8e. a sain of 7-8c for the day. There is an immense shortage in July and September corn. The shorts are the men in the country. The prin cipal longs are J. Ogden Armour, the Gates-Elwood crowd. D. O. Reid of New York and several others In Wall street. The country shorts expected that the weather would be favorable for their deliveries, but in this they have been disappointed and they are hard pressed. It now is practically certain that the price of July and Sep tember corn will ultimately he forced away up. The big holders have the shorts at their mercy. Fresh Dairy Butter Fresh Creamery Butter Fresh Eggs Best Patent Flour Tomatoes Oranges Lemons l^^fS^^^^^^^^r^^^^^t ^^^r\^^^^f^^^r\^^^^^r RUSSELL SAGE MUST PAY. Caught Napping Over Personal Proper ty and'Must Pay on $2,000,000. New York. June 1'.'. Russell Sage has been caught napping in the matter of personal taxes, and as a result will be obliged to pay taxes fin ah assess ment of $2 000,000 instead of $fi00,000, as he heretofore has done. The aged financier, it seems, thought he had until July 1 to secure alterations in his assessment, whereas the time expired May 1. He allowed the matter to run along, and when he sought, the latter part of the month, to secure a change im'his asiesTmehT^ he could not do so. the persona! tax books being closed, and his assessment of $2,000,000 must stand. IN EXTRA SESSION. Kansas Legislature Will Pass Bills to Restore Flood Damage. Topeka, Kan June 111 -Oov. Bailey yesterday MM a proclamation call ing the Kansas legislature in extra ordinary session June 24 to provide means to enable the cities and counties to restore the bridges sw away by the Mood. FEDERAL COURT PENALTIES. Fines Are Laid Upon Violators of the ^National Statutes. West Superior, Wis.. June ID. In federal court yesterday George A. Young was lined $120 foi embezzle ment of postoillec fUnaa while post master at Filield. Ernest Morrison was fined $1,1102 for encroaching upon gov ernment lands in Burnett county. George Ames was lined $lin) for selling liquor to Indians on the Flambeau reservation. Max Osiramski was ac quitted, of the same charge. MUST FEED BUFFALOS. Scotty Philip Will Have to Raise for age for the Herd This Year. Pierre, 8. tine 19 Scotty Philip la this year putting a large acreage of forage crop to be used in feeding his buffalo herd through the winter. Tho homestead settlement along the river Is cutting down the hay acreage, which has always been free to tho man who wanted to go after it wlfh a mowing machine, and something has to be pro vided to take the place of it for winter food. THREE KILLED IN WRECK. Result of a Collision on the Rock Island. Cedar Rapids,- Iowa, June 19.--Three men were killed and four Injured as I the result of a collision of a Rock Island passenger train and a gravel train at Einjira, twenty miles south of here. The accident was caused by tno failure of the gravel train to dear the malntrack before the passehgec ar i rived. Held Without Bail. St. Francis, Kan., June la.j-rhaun-\ coy Dewey and his companions were S bound over without ball for the mur der of the Berry family. Accidentally Killed. Mellette, S. I).. June 19. John Touse, while riding on a load of tim ber, fell from it and struck on his head, from the effects of which ho died. He was about thirty years old and a stranger here. Shot the Hired Man. Finley, N. D, June 19.Last even ing while examining a 22-caliber rifle a twelve-year-old boy shot a hired man of Ole Bjugstad. The wound Is in the I head, and it Is thought that the man I will die. i^H oi syona Xt, an0 uaa 'oq* UBHI anno* eqi 'jsapaso pWi J sureaiej aqj. aunf a S '-9 UAAOuy PJP"I N