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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 70
COL. AMES IN JAIL THE SUPREME COURT DECIDES AGAINST FORMER CHIEF OF POLICE. HE MIST SERVE HIS SENTENCE HAD EVIDENTLY EXPECTED UN- FAVORABLE ACTION BY THE COURT. SAD EAREWELl TO HIS PAMILY SIX YEARS IN PRISON THE PEN- ALTY FOR CORRUPTION IN OFFICE. Minneapolis, July 11.Frederick W. Ames, iormer colonel of the Thir teenth Minnesota volunteers and former superintendent of the Minne apolis police department during the administration of his brother, Dr. A. A. Ames, now occupies a cell at the Hennepin county jail. The prisoner will be taken to the Stillwater penitentiary this morning to begin a six-year sentence. County Attorney Fred H. Boardman received information from the su preme court yesterday forenoon that a decision had been reached in the Ames case, that that decision was un favorable to the convicted man, and that the decision would be filed this moaning. Col. Aames had evidently prepared himself for this final ordealthe cul minating act in a series of Sensational Incidents. He had evidently calculated upon un favorable action by the highest judi cial tribunal to which he could appeal, for during the past week or two he has been getting his private affairs in shape for his departure for Stillwater. Col. Ames was found at his home a once happy and refined home that has been terribly saddened by the un fortunate developments of the past fifteen months. After taking affection ate leave of his children and the sor rowed wife who has continued loyal and true and her husband's best and most comforting adviser since he was Indicted nearly a year ago, the former proud commander of Minnesota's gal lant contingent in the war in the Phil ippines accompanied the deputy sher iff to the county jail. The prisoner was then placed Behind Prison Bars for the first time in his life. He was calm, yet his somewhat expressionless face showed plainly that he fully ap preciated the terrible position. When asked if he had anything to say be fore he left to serve out his sentence, Col. Ames simply and firmly said: "I have nothing whatever to say." The decision of the supreme court in this case does not surprise the pub lic in the least. The trial and all the preliminary proceedings had been watched with very great interest, and there was a feeling that the result of the trial was entirely warranted by the facts and that the case, having been carefully and impartially tried, there was absolutely no loop hole through which tne condemned man could escape the sentence of the dis trict court. WITH HER OWN BROTHER. Mrs. Katz Eloped With Him and Left Eight Children. Port Huron, Mich., July 11.Local officers are trying to locate Mrs. Philip Katz of Chicago and her brother, Charles Steinmann, also of that city. Philip Katz, accompanied by a grown up daughter, arrived in Port Huron from Chicago in search of his wife, who, he said, had eloped with her pwv. brother. Mrs. Katz left eight-children. the youngest being a year old. Stein mann left a wife and four children. GUAYRA RECAPTURED. Venezuelan Rebels Suffer Heavy Loss and Flee to the Hills. New York, July 11. Venezuelan gunboats arriving here, says a Herald dispatch from Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, confirm the news of the bombardment and recapture of Guayra and the en tire Venezuelan coast along the Gulf of Paria by the government forces under Vice President Gomez. The rebels, after a heavy loss, fled to the hills. LARGE RELIEF FUND Has Been Collected for the Benefit of Oakford Park Flood Sufferers. Jeannette, Pa., July 11. Almost $30,000 has been collected for the re lief of the sufferers by the Oakford Park dam disaster of last Sunday, and the work of relief has been system ized. About $60,000 more will be needed. The greatest problem now Is that of speedily clearing up the wreck age. Subscribe for The Pioneer. PROTECT AMERICAN INTERESTS. Interference With American Shipping bv Venezuelans Must Cea~e. V.'ashington. July 11.The navy dp payment, at the instance of the state department, has taken steps to pre vent further interference with Ameri can shipping in the Orinoco by either government or rebel forces. This ac tion was taken upon the advice of Mr. I Russell, United States charge at Caracas, dated on the 6th inst.. to the effect that the government forces had detained two ships belonging to the Orinoco Steam Navigation company at San Fernando, and the insurgents had detained and were likely to destroy three other ships belonging to the same company at Ciudad Bolivar. Orders were cabled yesterday to the United States ship Bancroft at Port of-Spain to proceed at once up the Orinoco and release the detained -ves sels. No resistance is anticipated. SUSPENDED IN MID AIR. Man Falls Through Bridge and Is Qa-uoht bv His Foot. Chicago, July 11. Writhing and shrieking in terror as his body swung 'in mid air, suspended by one foot, which had caught between the trestle work of the Ninety-sixth street bridge^ Lee Gillen of Milwaukee yesterday passed through an experience which nearly caused him to lose his reason through fright. As his body swung over the Calumet river a heavy freight train which he had been trying to board, was passing over the bridge, adding to the victim's danger of death. Gillen was rescued only when a tug steamed to his assistance and Cayt. Johnson climbed the bridge and by a feat of muscular strength caught hold of the man and drew him to safety. He was unconscious and was taken to the hospital. BOTH GET RIGHT OF WAY. Controversy Between the Soo and Great Northern Settled. Washington, July 11. The secre tary of the interior has solved the problem arising out of the controversy between the Soo road and the Great Northern over the right of way through the White Earth Indian reser vation in Minnesota by granting the right to both companies. The two companies desire to connect their lines north and south of the reserva tion by building connecting links across the reservation, and each sought to keep the other out on tech nical grounds. The proposed roads will parallel each other. NEGP.OES ORDERED OUT. Texan Town Greatly Excited Over the Scooting of a Brakeman. Sour Lake, Tex., July 11. Word reached here yesterday that a brake man on the Southern Pacific, 3ud Thompson, had been shot and fatally wounded by a negro at New Junction. In a few mlniues notices were posted in conscicuous places about town, reading. "Nigger: Don't let the sun go down on yoa in Scar Lake to-night." Many negrt^s hastily left the city. Over fifty let- for Houston and Beau mont. Ths exodus continued last night arid many walked out of town. A restaurant which employs negroes. is being guarded by armed men. The situation is grave. CLOUDBURST IN IOWA. Railroad Track Washed Out and Towns Inundated. Cedar Rapids, Iowa, July 11.East- ern Iowa WE visited by a destructive cloudburst. The loss to crops was heavy, and much damage was done by lightning. Johnson county was the center of the storm. In the vicinity of Wheeling several hundred feet of track of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad was washed out. A portion of the town of Wyoming was inundated, and many inhabitants were driven from their homes. A number of small buildings were damaged. No lives were lost, however. Dead of His Injuries. Wilder, Minn., July 11.A. A. David son, the young man who was so se verely injured July 4 by the premature explosion of a piece of gas pipe he was loading, is dead. The explosion tore away the thumb, first, third and little fingers, and also the inside of Ifis hand, and burned him about the stomach and bowels very bad. The remains will be taken to his home at Glenwood, Iowa. Huntley Ranch Sold. Helena, Mont., July 11. For the consideration of $100,000 cash and a mortgage for $25,000, Mrs. Anna S. Huntley of Helena has transferred to the Riverside Land and Live Stock company the Huntley ranch, twenty miles east of Helena. The ranch prop erty consists of 11,000 acres and leases calling for 6.000 more are alBO transferred to the corporation. Drowned While Bathing. Cedar Rapids, Iowa, July 11.Cha. Wagner, a stenographer and popular young man here, was drowned while in swimming. Subscribe for The Pioneer. S IM HANGS \H BALANC CARDINALS HEADED E0R ROME THE DAILY PIONEER ANOTHER DAY OF ALTERNATE HOPES AND FEARS HAS PASSED. ALL PREPARATIONS BEING MADF. IN EXPECTATION OF LEO'S DEATH. Rome, July 11, 6:30 a. m.It is re ported that when shortly after sunrise this morning Dr. l.apponi went to see the pope he found him wiih his hands together in the attitude of prayer. In reply to the request whether his holi ness required anything, he replied: "To-day finishes a week since I was taken ill. I thank God for giving me strength to still pray to him." Life Hangs in the Balance. Rome, July 11, 2 a. m.Another day of alternate hopes and fears has passed and Pope Leo's life still hangs in the balance. Beginning with re newed hopes the day closed with the scales tending slowly, but surely, downward. No night bulletin was issued, but at 12:15 this morning it was learned from Dr. Mazapni that the condition of the pontiff had not changed since the issue of the evening bulletin at 7:30 o'clock, which announced that the pa tient's state was grave, and at which hour Dr. Lapponi had declared his fear that there was no hope, but that the end might not come during this night. The condition of Pope Leo at times yesterday morning Seemed So Favorable that the hopeful Dr. Mazzoni and the more conservative Lapponi united in expressing the belief that there was some slight prospect of recovery, but within a few hours these brighter prospects disappeared before the most alarming conclusions reached after the lengthy consultation of the doctors. The earlier hopes had been inspired largely by the pontiff's outward evi dence of vigor, as he was able to rise, walk and command all his faculties, but the later consultation disclosed that these outwara evidences of strength were entirely deceptive, as the real danger consistei the grad ual internal progress of the insidious diseases. The mere fact of the consultation in Itself, gave rise to the Gloomiest Forebodings. Indeed, this was the first actual con sultation, as the previous frequent meeting of the doctors were not re garded as formal consultations. Yes terday, however. Dr. Rossoni, the dis tinguished specialist of the Baccelli school, was called into a consultation lasting two hours, during which every phase of the patient's cise was mi nutely goi.e over. The conclusions announced in the 7:30 o'clock bulle tin showed that liquid is again rapid ly gathering In the plural cavity and that the pope's general condition is very grave. Following the issuance of this bulle tin the doctors freely expressed their personal convictions regarding the ex treme gravity of the case. Dr. Lap poni said, without qualification, that the patient's condition, was beyond hope. He did not Expect a Final Collapse to-night, but rc^ber a gradual sinking until the end ruva. How long the sufferer may Ut* the doctors will not venture any r*'/.fiction. Ordinary cal culations^ that- 1*. fail to apply to this extraordinary snae. Whatever may be the outcome, the Vatican world has fully made up it* mind that the death of the pope is only a question of days at the most, and probably only of hours. TVlth this be ing the prevalent view, every detail for conducting the affairs of the church during the interregnum and for carrying out the election of Pope Leo's successor is being systematical ly arranged. Following advices from the Vatican, the cardinals throughout the world are hurrying Romeward, an ticipating the holding of a conclave for the choice of a pope. Six Deaths From Heat. New York, July 11.There were six deaths from heat yesterday in New York, six in Brooklyn and fully two score prostrations. The temperature reached 94 degrees. Subscribe for The Pioneer. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY, JULY 11. 1903, POPE'S DEATH QUESTION 0E HOURS DOCTORS SAY WITHOUT QUALIFI- CATION THAT THERE IS NO HOPE. Wholesale and Reta il MOUNTAIN RANGES RUINED. Hundreds of Thousands of Acres Are Made Barren by Sheep. Red Lodge, Mont., July 11.Thanks' to the sheep, the Bull mountain ranges, covering hundreds of thou sands nf acres, are now only deserted, barren planes, on which an Indian syuse could not make a living. These ranges had for a long lime been the very best in the state, and the cattle men were looking forward to the com ing of the summer to rash tlfeir herds onto them. But the sheep men of this part of the country had enst an envi ous eye on the magnificent ranges, and long before the snow was on" of the ground they had driven their big flocks to the grounds. I? the range is ever a :ain good for anything it will have to be reseeded from one end to the other. This will cost a small fortune, and there is little likelihood of its being done. BEARS SHOW SHREWDNESS. Rob Ranches and Th i i Seek Safety in National Tark. Gardiner, Mont., J-'.y 11.Roars are becoming BO numen us and such a nuisance in and near the National Park that the ranchers in this section are -up in arms, and are threatening to put In a bill for damages to the gov ernment, which has control of the re serve. While the bears are fed regu larly at the various hotels within the confines of the park, they appear to grow weary of Cooked foods and sweets. As a result, they are making regular trips to the ranches in the neighborhood, where they are dding great damage. The animals make their raids and then quickly fly back to the park, carrying with them fine porkers and fat calves, which they eat at their leisure^ TOWN BORN OVER NIGHT. Excuse for Existence Is That Railroad Will Run There. Kalispell, Mont., July 11. A new town, with stores, saloons, residences and even a canvas church has sprung into being in a night fewer than fifty miles from here. As yet no railroad r'.ins to the place, and every thing has been packed in by horses. The place already has a population of nearly 500 and is steadily growing. Whiteflsh is the name of the town. It is between this city and Columbia Falls, and the excuse for its existence is that the Columbia Fa'ls railroad will be completed to the town this year. Dance halls and saloons are, of course, the most conspicuous buildings in the town Just now, and the number is in creasing cr-"=tantlv as the days go by. NEW BUINCO UAMfc:. Victims Are Secured on Plea of Or ganizing a Lodge. Sioux Falls. S. D., July 11.A young man who recently visited Plankinton for the purpose of instituting a lodge of a well known order succeeded in victimizing a number of citizens. He failed to secure the necessary number of charter members and has not re turned to those who agreed to join the proposed new lodge the sums which they paid for the privilege of becom ing members of the order. Since his disappearance from Plankinton he has been seen at another town, where he was engaged in manipulating a chuck aluck machine in a gambling house, having doubtless been removed from the position gf tidr organizer. JUDu_ w.o KETIRES. After Long Official Career He Seeks Resi in Private Life. Madison, Wis., J4ily-1LJudge V.P. Lyon, president of the state board of control, will relinquish his office in a few days. His resignation awaits the return of Gov. La Follette from Da kota. His resignation is solely on ac count of his age and desire to rest. He will go to California in a few weeks to make his home with his children there, having sold his fine homestead here to O. H. Brandenburg of the Mad ison Democrat. FRED C. SMYTH. President THUS. P. SMYTH. Sec.-Treas. I). C. SMYTH. Manager BEMIDJ I MERCANTIL E CO. Opposite the Old Court House Groceries, Flour, Ha and Grain Phone 2 1 5 AAAAA^^AA^^^^^^A^AAAVV^^V^A^V^/^^AA^\A^^AA^^V^AA/V^^VV^^V^AAA^^V^* GIVE RIJSS1A NOTHING WILL BE DONE IN MAN- CHURIAN QUESTION UNTIL SEPTEMBER. LET CZAIMIAVt CHANGE TO HAVE FULFILL PROMISE TO EVACUATE ACCORDING TO LAST AN- NOUNCEMENT. HURRIES THE JEWISH PI IIII0N LEADERS TOLD THAT PRESIDENT DESIRES TO HAVE THE MAT- TER OVER. Washington, July 11--The president has decided that the matter of the Jewish petition must be finally dis posed of before any further effort is made here to compose the- issues aris ing out' of the Manchurlan situation. Therefore it Is now said that nothing is likely to be done in reference to Manchuria until next September, by which time, according to the late Rus sian announcement, the evacuation of Manchuria, by Russian troop%, save and farmers. El Till: NEW TOWN OF KELLIHER situated as it is, at'the head Bullhead Lake, and at the terminus of the Bullhead branch of the M. & railway, and being* in the heart of the timber dis trict where logging will he carried on extensively for the next fifteen years, is bound to be a thriving town in a very short time. The soil In this vicinity is loam with clay subsoilj showing excellent pros pects in regard to agricultural purposes. The O'Kelliher" Mercantile Co. of Blackduck will build a lartre general store, to supply Toggers TIIK voting towns in Northern Minnesota JareJ 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 information regarding prices of lots, or other general information, write or call at the Crookston Lumbe Company LOGGING DEPARTMENT BEMIDJI MINN. TEN CENTS PER WEEK. We Sell Large Quantities and Our Goods Are Always Fresh railway guards, snouiu tie completed. It is understood that the Riissiau gov ernment has set up as one reason for opposing the opening 01 new ports in Manchuria, the necessity of allowing her to first complete the evacuation of Manchuria, and although the reason ing is rather obscure on cast point. It Is understood our government is will ing to wait until September before making the nexl move. Hurry Up the Petition. Secretary Hay was in tuTtffef con fer, nee yesterdaj with some of. the Jewish lenders and communicated to them the presnTent's desire that they i should call at Oyster Hay next Tues day to consul! respecting the disposi tion i" lie ramie rn Urn Jewish petition to the*czar. The secretary took oc casion to emphasize the president's .It sire thai there should be no further delay In the submission of the petition. it is probable the course to be pur sued will consist in the dispatch of cablegrams to Mr. Kiddle, United States charge at St Petersburg,-dlreGt ing him to Inquire of the Russian gov ernment whether it is willing to re ceive a petition, the nature of which will be hriolly outlined by Mr. Riddle. Further proceeding! will be governed by the Russian answer. Luncheon to Officers. London, July 11.-The Pilgrim club yesterday tendered a luncheon to the officers of the American squadron at the Carlton hotel. Vice Admiral Beresford and Admiral Cotton spoke, each expressing friendly sentiments. Subscribe for the Pioneer.