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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 64. NAMED CZA REFUSES TO RECEIVE ANY PETI- TION RELATING TO INTERNAL AFFAIRS. SLAP..IN THE fACE FROM RUSSIA THAT'S WHAT WE WILL GET IF PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT PERSISTS. WILL BE SENT JUST THE SAME STATE DEPARTMENT SAYS DE LAY I S FAULT OP THE PETITIONERS. Washington, July 3."The Russian government must categorically refuse to receive from any power any peti tions, representations or communica tions relative to its internal policy." This is the closing paragraph of a statement given out yesterday by the highest source of authority in the mat ter in this country. Its significance is very deep. It is a direct warning to President Roosevelt that should he carry out Bis expressed intention to send to the czar the petition from the Jewish organizations in the United states for the betterment of the con dition of their co-religionists in Rus sia, he will be told to mind his own business. It means that the friendly relations which have existed for so many years between Russia and the United States will become strained should the president Persist in His Purpose. To put it plainly, President Roose velt and the government of the United States are in danger of receiving a slap in the face from Russia. The statement in which this significant warning occurs was called forth by a report that Russia had offered an ex planation of the Kishineff massacre to this country. There is a tone ol indig nation .in the denial which composes the rest of the statement, and which reads as follows: "The Russian government most pos itively denies the report that it .has THl E DAILY" i i ,i oucr ca ttiir exp-iauKXroli to tiic auici 1- can government through the Russian embassy at Washington or the Ameri can embassy at St. Petersburg regard ing the Kishineff incident, or that it has ever been addressed by the Amer ican government upon the subject." Will Send It Just the Same. The state department last night au thorized the following statement: "The delay in forwarding the peti tion of the American citizens of the Jewish "faith as to the ill-treatment of their co-religionists in Ru3sia was solely due to the delay in furnishing the address to the state department by the petitioners. The state department would, of course, pay no heed to any statement purporting to emanate from the Russian government, unless such statement was made officially in some form or other to our own government. The state department has been careful to act only in accordance with all re quirements of official propriety, but within the limits thus laid down, it will most Certainly Not Hesitate to give expression to the deep sympa thy felt not only by the administration but by all the American people for the unfortunate Jews who have been the victims in the recent appalling mas sacres and outrages." In this connection it was pointed out by another official, who disclaimed to speak in his official capacity, however, that it seemed somewhat strange to say the least, that "the Russian gov ernment would choose this particular method of making a statement to the American people at this very time when by methods certainly the reverse of friendly to the United States it has sought to make China join in break ing the plighted faith of all treaties as to open door in Manchuria and has endeavored to bar our people from ac ross to Manchuna trade." KAISER'S SON TO VISIT FAIR. Princes Adelbert and Henry Going to St. Louis. Kiel, July 3.It is semi-offlcially an nounced that as a further demonstra tion of the entente between the lrn^ perial government and the United States, emphasized by the German naval cordialities to the American squadron, Prince Adelbert and Prince Henry of Prussia, with their suits, have been authorized to visit the St. Louis exposition. Prince Adelbert Is Emperor William's third son. He is nineteen years old. Subscribe for The Pioneer. WANTED! A Name for Our Drug Store An the sum of five dollars will be awarded to the boy or girl suggesting the most appropriate namethe contest to open on Monday, July 6, 8 a. m. and close on Tuesday, July 7, at 6 p. m. If any two or more suggestions are the same, the one received first will be the winner, as the date and hour of receipt will be recorded When you select your name, write it on a slip of paper and bring it to the store and receive your check No. Drugs Stationery, Fireworks jyd^m^p JKOJNB.% A I^TIUOTVT A A1VT A \T\ 171717 lVTIlUr' Sherbet, Ice Cream, Cake, Etc, Etc. served by Ladies of the Presbyterian Church, on the lake I Ar 1 liKilUUll Ail/ JLilllllU shore, just south of St. Anthony's Hospital. All cordially invited to participate y. i INSANE GRIEF HEART-MOVING INCIDENTS AT SCENE OF THE MINE CA- TASTROPHE. MANY OETHE SURVIVORS GO MAD TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTY-FIVE MINERS WERE KILLED BY EXPLOSION. RESCUERS IN GREAT DANGER POSSIBILITY OF ANOTHER EX- PLOSION MAKES SITUATION VERY GRAVE. Hanna, Wyo., July 3.Of two hun dred and eighty-one who went into the Union Pacific Coal company's No. 1 mine, two hundred and tnirty-five were killed by the explosion of black damp that occurred Tuesday. Most of the dead are Finlanders and negroes. Members of the rescuing parties tell of pitiful scenes about the seventeenth level, as deep as it has been possible to penetrate. Some of the survivors were driven insane, and fought like fiends against the rescuers. Dazed, listless survivors were found sitting on cars or lying on the floor, careless of whether they lived or died. Near the seventeenth level twenty bodies were found Strewn Over a Pile Of debris which the men had striven to surmount before overcome by the deadly fumes. Some were seared and blackened by flames, but all had died crawling toward fresh air. The eleven rescuers who had gone thus far were too weak to bring out a body. For hours the scene at the mouth of the level was heart-moving. With clothes and hair awry, mothers, wives, sweethearts and children huddled to gether, weeping and wringing their hands. Many sat on shattered timbers blown from the mine's mouth, insensi ble to their surroundings. The most frantic pushed to the edge of the gap and tried to force a way into the slope. A Mass of Flames. Information was received last night Strawberries Cucumbers Green Onions Dry Onions Cabbage \*M^t+*****S***fi+Si*fi+*0*^ trated the mine to the sixteenth level that the workings below the seven teenth level are a mass of flames, and where a few hours ago it was believed the rescuers would reach the bodies of the entombed not later than noon to-day, the efforts of those working below the surface are now confined to the work of walling up the entries and the slope and putting up tiro proof barriers which will prevent the names from reaching the seventeenth and other levels above. This is taken as an indication that the rescuers Realize the Fruitlessness of attempting to rescue the entombed miners below the seventeenth level. Added to the horrors of the fire which will doubtless destroy the under ground workings, is the danger of an other explosion which may occur at any time. The situation is decidedly grave and the citizens are becoming alarmed for the safety of those who are working below the surface and also those engaged in hauling away the debris i'rom the mouth of the slope. Fire fighters and volunteers are ar riving on every train. The force is well organized and the work iB pro gressing as fast as possible. KILLED A WIDOW. Revolting Crime Is Committed In the Indian Territory. Venita, Ind. T., July 3.Full details of a revolting crime were related in Commissioner Field's court at this place. Cynthia Johnson, an aged widow who lived near Kinnison, had been found alone by her slayer, who attacked her with a club and beat her almost to death. He then shot her twice and she fell dead. He escaped, hiding in the brush, and has not been captured. Mrs. Johnson had some means, but her money was not taken. Her son and daughter were away at the time of the killing and when the daughter came home she found her mother dead in the yard. Hogs had attacked her and had eaten the corpse until it was beyond recognition. The murder has caused excitement at Kinnison, and if her slayer is arrested it would be difficult to prevent mob violence. BUBONIC PLAGUE ABOARD. Pest Kills Rats on a South American Steamer. Marseilles. July 3. When the steamship Franca from Buenos Ayros, arrived yesterday it was found that some thirty rats had died of the bu bonic plagr.e. Precautions were adopt ed to prevent any dissemination of the germs, and the crew was put under observation. NO MORE TALK. Postal Employes Must Keep Silence In Regard to Scandals. Washington, July 3.No more talk ing for publication is the order given by Postmaster General Payne to all of his subordinates. Mr. Payne called his four assistants into conference prepar atory to his departure from Washing ton Friday. "Immediate dismissal" was threatened to any of them or any of their subordinates who should dare to discuss any phase of the postal In vestigation in his absence. Red Lake Falls, Minn., July 'A. The eleven-year-old son of James Gray was drowned in Clearwater river while playing. Drowned During a Fit. West Superior, Wis., July 3.While sitting on the bank of a little trout stream which runs into the St. Louis river, Aleck Resburg, a farmer near here, was taken with a fit and fell in and was drowned. Finally Killed Himself. Battle Creek, Iowa, July 3. The second attempt to kill himself, made by Harry T. Spotts of this place, was successful. The first time he took poison but was relieved. Yesterday he hung himself. .1-1.1.1 .i. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, JULY 1903. TEN CENTS PER WEEK. Fred C. Smvth, Pres. Thos. P. Smyth, Soc-Treas. C. Smvtli. Manager. BEMIDJI MERCANTIL E CO. 302 Beltrami Avenue. Wholesale and Retail Dealers in GROCERIES FLOUR FEED, HAY GRAIN PRODUCE. Phone No. 215. Whole Wheat Flour Fresh Groceries nkt AGERfORWAR TURKISH SOLDIERS TRYING TO PROVOKE AN INTERNATION- AL CONFLICT. BULGARIA MAKtS COMPLAINT TURKEY FAILS IN REFORM SCHEME AND MAKES WAR- LIKE MOVEMENTS. POWfRS ASKID TO TAKE IT I USE THEIR INFLUENCE TO MAKE TURKEY DROP UNFRIEND- LY TACTICS. Vienna, July 3. It is announced here that Bulgaria has sent, a circular to its representatives abroad and the ministers of powers in Sofia culling attention to ffie attitude* of Turkey, which It declares lias not only failed to co-operate in carrying out the re form scheme, hui is concentrating troops and artillery on the frontier, where the Turkish soldiers under the guise of searching for arms are per petrating all sorts of outrages on the Bulgarians in the hope of provoking an and farmers. FOURT O JUL^ Fresh Dairy Butter Fresh Creamery Butter Fresh Eggs Best Patent Flour Tomatoes Oranges Lemons Till: NEW TOWN OF KELLIHER .situated as it at the bfifl/l Buiihead Lake, and at the terminus of the Bullhead branch of the M. & I. railway, and being- in (.lie heart of the timber dis trict where logging will lie carried on extensively for the next fifteen years, is bound to bo a thriving town in a very short time. The soil in this vicinity ta loam with elay subsoil, showing excel lent, pros pects In regard to agricultural purposes. The O'Kelliher Mercantile Co. of Blackduck will build a large general -tore, to -apply loggers THE voung towns in Northern Minnesota are fam ous for their rapid growth, and everything goes to show that KELLIHER will be one of the busiest logging centers in this district. For inhumation regarding prices of lots, or otji er general Information, write or call at the Crookston Lumber Company LOGGING DEPARTMENT BEMIDJI MINN. International COHfliet, Which, \t\0 Uut-n say. could only have disastrous- re- sults for Turkey and Bulgaria. Appeals to the Powers. The note appeals to the powers to exert pressure at Constantinople to secure the withdrawal of the excessive Turkish forces now stationed on the frontier. The Bulgarian government declines to he responsible should Turkey continue its unfriendly atti tude. Count Goluchowski, in reply, lias promised that the Austrian ambassa dor at Constantinople will make rep resentations to the porte with regard to the situation on the Bulgarian frontier, and will request the Turkish government to avoid doing anything which may induce Bulgaria to tako preventive measures. Page Morris a Federal Judge. St. Paul. July 3. Page Morris of Duluth took the oath of office us judge of the United States district court of Minnesota Before Triage William b&fch ren at the opening of the district court yesterday morning. The oath was administered by the clerk, Charles I.. Spencer. Immediately after the brief ceremony Judge Lochren ex tended his greetings and the attorneys their congratulations. Snow at Butte. Butte. Mont.. July 3. -Snow began to tall hen- at 1 o'clock yesterday af ternoon and the Indications are that the fall will bo heavy. Butte has had snow on almost every Fourth of July.