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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 65.
HORNS ARE LOCKED UNITED STATES AND RUSSIA GETTING INTO A SERIOUS SNARL. DANGER IN MANCHURIAN AfEAIR THAT QUESTION AND KISHINEFF PETITION AROUSE COMPLI- CATIONS. RUSSIA OlillTY OF FALSEHOOD DESPITE PROFESSIONS OF RE- GARD RUSSIA IS ACTING UN- FRIENDLY. Washington. July That Russia and the "United States have locked horns over the Kishineff petition is generally acknowledged hero, where the situation Is regarded as capable of assuming a serious phase. The two itatements Issued here Wednesday evening, one from Russian sources anu the other from the state depart ment, show the temper of both gov ernments. Russia says: "You must not send the petition concerning the Kishineff incident." The United States says: "I will." When nations defy each other in that way their relations of friendliness are jeopardized. While officials here decline to make any disclosures on the subject, it is generally believed that the statement Issued late Wednesday night by the state department h. which expression was given to the decision to pay no at tention to any other than An Official Objection from the Russian government to the transmission to it by the United States of the American petition, was prepared at Oyster Bay and tele graphed to Wasn'ngton with instruc tions to furnish it to the press. This lends it an additional signifi cance which cannot fail to denote the seriousness of what vas regarded at one time as a mere diplomatic _mrry. It should not be understood* rrom tms remark that there is daager of any physical clash between Russia and the United States over the Kishineff pe tition, but there is another feature of the relations of the two powers which is likely to develop the friction due primarily to the decision of President Roosevelt to forward* representations from American citizens concerning the iii treatment of Jews in the czar's do minions. This feature is the Manchurian situ ation, and the deep danger that lies in it may be appreciated when the (ton eluding paragraph of the statement made by the state department is read in the knowledge that the statement was Preoared at Oyster Bay and nas tne approval or" tne presraent. That concluding paragraph was as fol lows: "In this connection it was pointed out by another official, who disclaimed any purpose to speak in his official ca pacity, however, that it seemed some what strange to say the least, that the Russian government should choose this particular method of making a statement to the American people at the very time when, by methods which are certainly the reverse of friendly to the United States, it has sought to make China join in breaking its plight ed faith to all the powers as to the open door to Manchuria, and has en deavored to bar our people from ac cess to the Manchurian trade." This is a direct accusation that Rus sia's promise to observe the principle of the "open door" in China was not made in good faith. It is a vital ac cusation that Russia has been Guilty of Falsehood. Interpreted broadly it appears to mean that the United States govern ment suspects Russia is not its friend despite professions of cordial regard, and in issuing the statement that it would decline to receive the petition from America, it was willing to show its defiance of the country. Acting Secretary of State Loomis has been informed that the petition in behalf of the Russian Jews will prob ably be delivered at the state depart ment or at Oyster Bay in about a week. 'Immediately upon its receipt by the United States government it will be dispatched to Mr. Riddle, Unit ed States charge at St. Petersburg. It will be accompanied by a note of transmittal instructing Mr. Riddle ex actly what disposition to make of the petition, for there is no intention here to place any undue responsibility on the charge in this matter. WANTED! ^^MMMMi A Name for Our Drug Store And the sum of five dollars will be awarded to theboy 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 ^cfva^w IS READY EOR WAR BULGARIA'S RESERVE FORCE IS BEING HELD IN READ!- S NESS. IMPENDING CALAMITY IS EEI.T DANGER IN THE AIR, BUT NOBODY ATTEMPTS TO EXPLAIN ITS NATURE. WARLIKE PREPARATIONS PROCEED TURKISH TROOPS BEING STEADI- LY MASSED ON BULGARIAN FRONTIER. Sofia, Bulgaria, July #.Bulgaria is a prey to indefinite apprehension. It is felt that calamity is impending al though nobody attempts to explain what will be its nature. The govern ment persists in preparations for war. The whole reserve force of the nation all the men who during the last twenty-one years were discharged af ter two years active service .vith the colorshave received written instruc tions to hold themselves in readiness to join their respective regiments at stwenty-four hours' notice. A military commission is inspecting the horses throughout the country and classifying them with reference to their availability for cavalry or ar tillery service, and is also making large purchases of suitable animals in Russia and elsewhere. In the frontier towns houses fed other buildings are being examined by officers with a view to troops being quartered in those localities. Old men, women and girls are being trained for Red Cross hospital duties. The ministery meets so frequently as to leave no doubt that extraordinary conditions prevail. Turkish troops are being steadily massed on the Bulgarian frontier. At the same time the situation is ren dered more critical! than otherwise would be the case by the strained in ternal condition of Arstria-Hungary. THE DAILY PIONEER. .BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, MONDAY, JULY 6. 1903. Fred C. Smyth, Pres. Strawberries Cucumbers Green Onions Dry Onions Cabbage Whole Wheat Flour Fresh Groceries SAVED BY LIPTON r"IVE PERSONS RESCUED FROM DISMASTED YACHT BY HIS CREWS. CAUGHT BY SUDDEN SQUALL FURY OF THE WIND SNAPS THE MAST OUT OF THE BOAT. DEATHS fROM HEAT AND STORM TERRIFIC STORM SWEEPS NEW YORK, KILLING THREE AND INJURING MANY. New York. July Five persona were rescued from a dismasted yacht by Sir Thomas Option's crews yester day after a squall had wrecked their craft, and in the nick of Um Three of the party in the wreck were women. The yacht was the cabin eatboat Yankee of New Brunswick, owned by Jacob Ziegler. On board witli him were Edward Ewing of Now York and Mrs. E. Smith and her two-daughters. Edna and Emma, also of Now York. The eatboat, which was cruising about Sandy Hook bay, near the anch orage of the Lip'ton fleet, was carrying a full mainsail, but no attompt was made to lower or reef when the storm clouds gathered. Suddenly the squall swept down upon it and the fury of the wind fairly snapped the mast out of the boat, clean to the deck. Aboard the Erin, Sir Thomas Lipton Saw the Mishap and immediately ordered tne Erin's two launches cleared from the davits and lowjred away. Both launches were manned as they fell and were quickly headed for the wreck. It was difficult to get alongside the Yankee because of the heavy sea and the swaying, pounding mass of wreckage. Finally a line heaved from the tirin's big launch was made fast to the wrecked yacht and her head was brought around r.a that the gear could be cleared away. The smaller launch also got a line aboard and both towed the d'smasted craft, which by this time was half-full of water from the seas which had broken over her, Into the lee of the Erin. The party were taken off to Sir Thomas' flagship. They were thor oughly drenched and were weak and faint with excitement. Sir Thomas made his impromptu guests welcome. Deaths From Storm and Heat. A terrific storm here yesterday fol lowed a period of most intense heat. There were four t.s from the heat yesterday and a s. ore or more of pros trations. Already three deaths direct ly traceable to the storm have been reported end many persons caught in the fury of the wind were injured. At one time the gale blew at the rate of /eventy-two miles an hour in the upper part of New York, according to the weather bureau. Many places were struck by lightning, which played continuously for an hour or more. MODERN PIONEERING. Scientific Kinks Lighten the Burdens of New Settlers. Pierre, S. D., July 4.A number of ranchers west of the river are putting in water systems on their ranches, using gasoline engines for power to elevate water. In connection with fire protection and benefits of plenty of water about their buildings, most of them also use the water for irrigating gardens and growing supplies of vege tables, while an occasional plant is be ing put In with capacity to irrigate on an extensive scale. Thos. P. Smvth, SecTreas. D. C. Smvth, Manager. BEMIDJI MERCANTIL E CO. 302 Beltrami Avenue. Wholesale and Retail Dealers in GROCERIES FLOUR FEED, HAY GRAIN PRODUCE. Phone No. 215. Sailor Is Washed Overboard and Drowned. Newport. R. I., July 4. For the first time in the history of American ninety-footers a fatal accldeal oc curred yesterday. Carl B. Olson, a seaman on the old cup defender Co lumbia, was washed from the bow sprit just before the yacht reached the first turn in yesterday's race, and was drowned. Out of respect to the dead man Columbia withdrew from the race. Thorp will be no more racing until the yachts start on the New York Yacht club's course. Yesterday's race was also marred by a mishap to Constitution. Soon after the start she carried away the jaws of .her gaff, and the great steel spar, swinging forward, buckled in the center. The mainsail was ripped clear across several times and rendered practically worthless. Reliance received the severest buffet ing she has had since being launched. The sea was a terrific one for racing yachts, and when the yacht reached her moorings it was noticed that she had a big dent five feet long in the bronze plating close to the water lin on the port bow. The indentation was similar to that Constitution sustained two years ago. Reliance snllod Splen didly. It was the stlffest breeze and hardest sea that the boats have been out In since the season's racing began, and had there been no accidents the record for a thirty-mile triangular course would have been cut down con siderably. As it was. Reliance, with no craft to push her. came to the finish line from the .-second turn in and farmer-*. THE NEW TOWN OF KELLIHER situated as it is, at the head Hulihead Lake, and at the term inn.- the IJulllicad branch of the M. & I. railway, and being in the heart of the timber dis tnet where lodging- will be carried on extensively for the next fifteen years, i* bound to be a thriving town in a very short time. The soil in this vicinity is loam with clay subsoil, .showing excellent pros pects in regard to agricultural purpose*. The O'Kelliher Mercantile Co. of Blackduck will build a large general store, to supply loggers THE young towns in Northern Minnesota are fam ous for their rapid growthj ami everything goes to show thai KELLIHER will be one of the busiest logging center* in this distriefc For information regarding prices of lots, or other general information, write or rail at the Crookston Lumber Company LOGGING DEPARTMENT BEMIDJI MINN. TEN CENTS PER WEEK. Fresh Dairy Butter Fresh Creamery Butter Fresh Eggs Best Patent Flour Tomatoes Oranges Lemons *Ai*AAiMi*AAAA^*A*AA^A^^^^^*^^^^^^^^yVWWWMVWWMM FATAL ACCIDENT ON COLUMBIA. ir minuie.s aim iu aecctucra, cue raaicoi ten-mile leg ever sailed. The rigging and spars of Reliance went through the test in splendid style, not a strand of wire being started. CHILD BURNED TO DEATH. Awe-Stricken Crowd Look On. Help less to Render Assistance. Wash igton, July 4. In the pres ence of an awe-stricken crowd. Morris, the six year-old son of Israel Serrate, yesterday was burned to death In a fire whieh started from a gasoline stove The child' appealed from the window for help, but before assistance could be rendered he was dead. The hoy's motl.er made frantic efforts to rescue him and was so severely burned herself that she died later. To Acquire Warships. Santiago. Chile. July A report I* current here that Japan intends to ac quire the Chilean warships now In course of construction. Cable Almost Completed. Manila, July 4. The cable ship Anglla has paid out cable to within a few miles of Honolulu, where she is exported to arrive to-day, tljus com pleting the Pacific cable between the Philippine islands and San Francisco. Chair Factory Destroyed. South Ashburnhatn. Mass.. July 4. Fire destroyed the chair factory of Wilbur F. Whitney, entailing a loss of $75,000. Four buildings were burned. No one was seriously hurt, although several were slightly injured.