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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 72.
POPE IS DISTINCT SIGNS OF IMPROVE- MENT MAINTAINED THROUGH- OUT THE DAY. ABSOLUTE CURE NOT PROMISED BUT STATE OF HEALTH MAY BE SECURED WHICH WILL AL LAY ANXIETY. THE PHYSICIANS LEAVE HIS SIDE CLEAREST EVIDENCE THAT THEY HAVE NO IMMEDIATE AP- PREHENSION. Rome, July 14, 6.45 a. m.The con dition of the pope was satisfactory during the night. He slept at inter vals but was not entirely tranquil. Rome, July 14.Pope Leo has lived to see another Sunday, and with the Sabbath quiet which fell upon Rome came also peace and even progress to the pontiff. Beginning yesterday morning with distinct signs of im provement, he maintained this throughout the day. Last night Dr. Lapponi made the following impor tant statement in answer to the qv#s tion if he believed that the impn//e- ment in the pope's condition could continue: "I believe that if the improvement lasts until July 21 we may not perhaps achieve an absolute cure, but we will secure such a general state of health in the patient as will allay our anx- iety." During the morning the pontiff par ticipated in the Celebration of Mass. The ceremony was held in the chapel adjoining the sick chamber, Mgr. Mar zoni being the celebrant. The door connecting the sick room with the chapel was opened so that his holiness might follow the service. The history of the day has been comparatively uneventful. The pon tiff had several hours' repose, Dr. Lap prlhi resting near him throughout the night. The physician twice adminis tered injections to him, once of dig italis to strengthen the heart, and once of camphor caffeine to overcome the patient's growing depression. Yesterday morning found the pontiff with spirits bright and the conditions generally improved. Dr. Mazzoni joined his assistant at 8:20 a. m. and after a brief conference issued the most encouraging official bulletin thus far given. Bes'des summarizing the satisfactory pathological condi tions, the doctor gave the Cheering Tidings that the pontiff's condition had mani festly improved. Pope Leo took his usual light breakfast and Dr. Lapponi, who has remained in unceasing vigil since the patient's case bec?.rne des perate, felt sufficiently assured to leave the Vatican for the first time, going to his home, where his daughter lies stricken with fever. When the physician left the sick .room he was almost mobbed by high dignitaries, in cluding several cardinals, who rejoiced at seeing the physician tranquil enough to leave the patient. Dr. Lap poni addressed them all by saying: "Yes, the pope is better, but I beg you not to exaggerate in optimism in order to avoid a disillusion later." Dr. Mazzoni was also absent from the pope's side, which in itself gave the clearest evidence that the doctors themselves were relieved of Immediate Apprehension. During the afternoon the pope felt strong enough to get up. lie rose, dressed himself alone in white and went to sit in his usual armchair, where he remained for some time. Late in the afternoon he received Cardinals Mathieu, Steinhuber, Agli ardi and Casali. The pope showed his usual brightness and lucidity of mind, and spoke to each without showing any perceptible fatigue. Later, the pontiff took a short nap and slept tranquilly enough, although he seemed to have somewhat more difficulty in breathing. The doctors returned at 7:30 p. m. and their bulletins gave negative encouragement, simply show ing that the favorable conditions of the morning had been maintained. SLIPS ON A WAXED FLOOR. Bonaparte Princess Sustains Injuries That May Cost Her Life. Paris, July 14.Princess Mathilde, the only daughter of Prince Jerome Bonaparte, is in a critical condition in consequence of injuries caused by her slipping on the waxed floor of her boudoir. One of her thigh bones was broken, and as she is more than eighty years old, a fatal result is feared. Subscribe for The Pioneer. THE DAILY AILED TO STOP WHEN FLAGGED. Fast Mail Trsin Collides with an Ex irrion Train and Three Are Killed. Kansas City, July 14.A Missouri Pacific t"?-f mail crashed into an'ex- cursion train that had become stalled between Little Blue and Lee's Sum mit. Three persons were killed out right, two of them tramps, the other an unknown man. and fifty others were injured. With the exception of one or two of the crew on the- fast mail, all of the injured were on the excursion train. Most of them were negroes from Kansas City, and their injuries, with one or two exceptions consisted in_ cuts and_.bruises. None of the passengers on the fast mail were hurt. Responsibility for the wreck seems to rest with the crew of the f^st mail, who failed to stop promptly when flagged. RIOT IN NEGRO QUARTER. Colored Men Turn on Policeman Who Arrested One of Their Number. New York, July 14.A riot which re quired the reserves of three police precincts to suppress broke out last night in the negro quarter in West Sixty-second street. The trouble was precipitated by the attempt of Police man Connor to arrest William John son, the leader of a gang of negroes who were making a disturbance, in the street. The policeman secured his prisoner jffter a sharp fight and was dragging him to the station house when he was assailed by a mob and volleys of bricks and stones were hurled at him from the roofs of ad joining tenements. On the arrival of two other nolicemen Connor opened fire on a negro on a roof and the shots were returned from windows of the house. The reserves cleared the streets and chased the rioters over the roofs, making several arrests and finally restored order. QUIET AT EVANSVILLE. Negroes Are Returning and Business Is Being Resumed. Evansville, Ind., July 14.The town has been quiet all day and the officials have had an opportunity to rest up after a week of excitement. The ne groes remained at their homes yester day. Many of the negroes who left the city during last week are returning, and by the middle of the week busi ness wil1 be resumed in Baptisttown. The authorities will keep no extra guards this week, as they believe the excitement is at an end. It is not thought it will be necessary to guard Lee Brown when he is brought back here for trial for killing Policeman Massey. OUT OF THE PEN. Sioux Falls Embezzler Makes His Escape. Sioux Falls, S. D., Jujy 14.A. V. Schrieber, who was serving a term in the Sioux Falls penitentiary for em bezzlement in this county, made his escape from prison Saturday evening. A man auswering his description was seen at Garretson yesterday, but he escaped to the surrounding country before he could be arrested. Accord ing to the last information of the pris on^ officials a score or more men are in pursuit of the fugitive, who, it is believed will be recaptured. He is thought to be attempting to make his way to the Twin Cities. i GRAIN OF OATS KILLS. "r^ It Finds Its Way to Boy's Windpipe and He Is Choked. Sioux City, Iowa, July 14Chauncey Rayborn, son of a prominent farmer at Moville, is dead as the result of swal lowing a grain of oats. The little boy and his sister were playing in the bin of oats, when the boy got a grain lodged in his windpipe. The little fellow choked, but he was temporarily relieved. Later he would not eat, and his father took him to a physician. Emetics were administered, but the obdurate grain clung to his windpipe and a swelling caused the boy to choke to death. CHILD HAS LOCKJAW. Toy Pistol on the Fourth of July Is the Cause. Hudson, Wis., July 14. Edmund Maguire, the ten-year-old son of Mayor Frank Maguire, is at the point of death with lockjaw and but little hope is entertained for his recovery. The palm of his left hand was lacerated on the Fourth of July by a blank cart ridge, but the family physician was summoned and no serious conse quences were feared until some days later. BONESTEEL INCIDENT. M| Two Men Killed in a Fight Over a Squaw on White River. Bonesteeh S. P., July 14. John Raymons and a companion, half-breed Indians, were killed and several oth ers severely hurt during a fight be tween Indians and half-breeds over a squaw during a celebration on the White river. Raymond was shot and his companion clubbed to death. A deputy United States marshal has left for the scene of the trouble. Subscribe for The Pioneer. HAVO mm STORMS IN VARIOUS PARTS OF THE COUNTRY CAUSE GREAT DAMAGE. CROPS AR E PARTL DESIRGYED BUILDINGS ARE UNROOFED AND WRECKED AND MANY PEO- PLE INJURED. LIGHTNING KJLLS ONE PERSON BOLT STRIKES A BOAT HOUSE AND ALL INMATES ARE SHOCKED. Beaver City, Neb., July 14.A terri ble electric and wind storm prevailed here yesterday afternoon lasting forty five minutes, in which time two and a quarter inches of rain fell. The wind blew with great violence, doing much damage to Email buildings, wind mills and to the wheat crop just ready for harvest. The Union Salvation Army of Kansas and Nebraska, now holding a camp meeting here suffered much loss. Nine of their tents were blown down. Commander Holland was struck by a falling tent pole and sus tained a dislocation of the shoulder. The camp was flooded with water. The women members of the Army have been taken into the houses of citizens and will be provided for dur ing the remainder of th.ir stay here. Beaver creek is out of its banks and a section of the Burlington track be tween Beaver City and Stamford is washed out. Hundreds Are Homeless. Baltimore, July 14.A severe wind and rain storm occurred here yester day afternoon, which wa-. particularly violent in a limi':ed section of north east Baltimore, where within a radius of about four blocks fifty houses were unroofed, walks demolished and trees" uprooted. Three hundred people i were rendered homeless. The damage to houses and household goods is esti mated at $100,000. Twenty persons were injured, one seriously, but none killed. Killed by Lichtnina. wasmngton, Jdiy 14.During a ter rific thunder storm which passed over the city yesterday lightning struck a boat house near the Potomas river in which about a dozen men had taken refuge on their way home from the bathing beach. One man was killed outright, another so badly injured he may die, and still another is in the hospital suffering severely from the effects of the bolt. Every one of the men who had taken refuge in the boat house felt the effects of the thunder bolt. Ten feet of the flagpole over the house was wrenched off and the struc ture itself was wrecked. C. H. Banni gan, a policeman on duty at the boat house, while hurrying to the emerg ency hospital for assistance after.the accident was twice rendered tempo rarily unconscious from the effect of the lightning., striking treees near him. Cloudburst in Nebraska. Hastings, Neb., July 14.A cloud burst visited the Little Blue river dis trict south of here yesterday. Nearly eight inches of water fell. The stream is out of its banks and is higher than for nineteen years. Much property is reported destroyed and many head of cattle drowned. SHOT FROM AMQUSH. A Molders' Union Picket Is Badly Wounded. Syracuse, N.'Y., July 14. George Moore, a molders' union picket, was shot and badly wounded from ambush aL the factory of E. C. Stearns & Co. A strike breaker is believed to have fired the shot from a Winchester rifle. A strike has been in progress at the factory for several weeks. The police reserves were called out and two ar rests were made. Several rifles were found on the premises and seized. In tense excitement prevails. LONG RIDE FOR MILES. Horseback Ride of Ninety Miles in Eight Hours. Lawton, Okla., July 14.Nelson A. Miles, lieutenant general commanding the army, will leave Fort 6ill to-day and ride with relays of horses from that place to Fort Reno, a distance of ninety miles, in eight hours. This ride i3 to prove to President Roosevelt that Gen. Miles is still vigorous and capa ble of hard work. Gen. Miles will be sixty-five years old in August and weighs 207 pounds. Fire Damages Postoffice. *s3 Crookston, Minn., July 13.A blaze in the postoffice yesterday morning i nearly resulted in the destruction of the building. Loss, $2,000. No mail was destroyed. The origin of tbefire is unknown! Subscribe for The Pioneer. BEMIDJI. MINNESOTA, TUESDAY, JULY 14. 1903, Wholesale and Retail St**********/********^**^^ ..:rKOY IN DAKOTA. Vr'e-r. Arc Keeping His Identity AY ny From the Public. 2kurj3 FtrHg, S. I)., .Inly 14.-A ease ''.re leprosy has developed in eoanty, the victim being a 'e'-.'n of the Civil war. Doctors fl I -I'M he lias consulted refuse to re- .-r.-.l hi?, r.amo. He is sixty years of age. The. spots for some time have been spreading over both his limbs and his body, the flesh in spots being entirely dead and devoid of feeling, A physician who was recently consulted by the unfortunate man was permitted to photograph him, and a copy of the photograph and a history of this un usual rase will be sent to the national medical society. MURDER IS CHARGED. Workmen Had a Quarrel and One of Them Threw a Rock. Duluth, July 14. John Hecekla of Hibbing was bound over to the grand jury by Justice of the Peace Connors of that place on a charge of murder. On July 4 Hecekla and Matt Roulla became Involved in a quarrel, and the former, it is alleged, threw a rock at the latter which struck him in the head. Roulla died of the wound and Hecekla was arrested. The men were celebrating the Fourth at the time of the trouble and it is not known here what the dispute was about. They were both laboring men. STORES BURGLARIZED. Two Business Places Are Entered in the Night Time. Bertha, Minn., July 14. The gen eral store of Ahrendt & Kruse of this place was last night burglarized for the second time within three months. The burglars used chisels and bars to pry open the front door of the build ing and broke into and rifled the safe of its contents, getting about $20. Helnck Bros hardware store was also entered and $6 in change taken from the till. Suspicious characters! were hanging around town, but they have made good their escape. MOHAIR CROP SHIPPED. South Dakota Product Proves to Be of Unusually High Grade. Sturgis, S. D., July 14.The ship ping of mohair from the big flock of Angora goats owned by Polk & Far well of this city has been finished, and all concerned are well pleased with the result. The main part of the product was consigned to Sanford, Me., the leading market In the United States, while the longer product went to Levussove of New York. This firm stated last year that the mohair shipped from Sturgis was the finest ever received by them. WATCH HIM DROWN. Men Look on While a Lad Loses His Life. Duluth, July 14.Earnst Vannier, a lad twelve years of asp, drowned in Lake Superior close to his home off St. Croix avenue and three men looked complacently on and refused to help. The lad'was in swimming, and not. be ing proficient, felt that he was drown ing and called for help. The water was not over five feet deep where he was drowned. HOME IS WRECKED. Dynamite Finds Its Way Into John Kiser's Stove. Ashland, Wis., July 14.The resi dence ot John Kiser was partly de molished by two dynamite explosions. Dynamite had been put in the stove and chimney by unknown parties. The stove was Llown to atoms and the house was partly destroyed, but none of the family was seriously injured. ucam in ci tannery. Stanley, Wis., July 14. Frank Dybolski, seventeen years of age, was killed here by being caught in a bell at the tannery plant of the United States Leather company. FRED C, SMYTH, President THOS. P. SMYTH. See.-Treas. D. C. SMYTH, Manager BEMIDJI MERCANTILE CO. Opposite the Olc^Court House Groceries, Flour, Ha and Grain Phon 2 1 5 AWfUL VENGEANCE FARMER KILLS HIS SON-IN-LAW WHILE HE LAYS ON OPE- RATING TABLE. HNISHfS WOR lit Ml) BEGIN LEG WAS BEING AMPUTATED WH!dW*WAS SHATTERED BY FATHER-IN-LAW. SHOTGUN IS THI WlAP0N USED YOUNG MAN IS SHOT IN THE HEAD AND TERRIBLY MUTILATED. Bluffton, Ind., July It. John Ter rell, a wealthy farmer living near Pe troleum, nine miles north of the city, killed his son-in-law, Mel via Wolfe, yesterday afternoon, firing both bar rels of a shotgun into his head as Wolfe lay on the doctor's operating table to have his leg amputated, neces sitated by a wound from Terrell's gun fired a short time before. Four years ago Wolfe married Ter rell's daughter. Wolfo deserted the and farmers. IIHi NEW TOWN OF KELLIHER situated as it is, at the head Bullhead Lake, and at tho terminus of the Bullhead brunch of tho M. & 1. railway, and being in the heart of tho timber dis trict where logging will bo carried on extensively for the next fifteen years, is bound to be a thriving town in a very short time. Tho soil in this vicinity is loam with clay subsoil, showing excellent pros pects in regard to agricultural purposes. The O'Kelliher Mercantile Co. of Blackduck will build a large general store, to supply loggers THE young towns in Northern Minnesota }arejfam ous foritheir rapid growth, and everything goes to show that KELLIHER will be one of the bjttstest logging centers in this district. For inloi niation regarding prices of lot s, or other general information, write or call at the Crookston Lumbe Company LOGGING DEPARTMENT BEMIDJI MINN. TEN CENTS PEE]WEEK. We Sell Large Quantities and Our Goods Are Always Fresh girl, it is siui, leaving her with a cTnnl in arms, A suit was brough to coined him to stippi his wife. It is claimed Wolfe had twice driven by the Terrell home, shouting insulting remarks and shaking his list a! Terrell. The third time he drove by. Terrell jumped from some bushes along the roadside and Fired at His Son-in-Law with a double-barreled shotgun. The first shut shattered Wolfe's right leg. The second barrel missed. Wolfe was hurried to the office of Dr. Saunders at Petroleum and placed on an operating table to have the leg amuntated. While a emwd stood around watching the doctor, Terrell came up from his home in a buggy, broke in the door of the doctor's office, drove out the crowd at the point of his gun, and. with the re,nark, "1 am after him. and I am going to get him yet," fired both barrels into bis son-in law's head. Ho was terribly mutilated. At the time he fired the young man was only half conscious. Terrell got in his buggy, loaded up his shotgun and pointed it al the mob that had hastily formed, held it al bay ami drove to the sher iffs residence. He Is in jail. LUMBER YARD FIRE. Duluth's Tenderloin Is Threatened With Calamity. Duluth, July 14.A fire, supposedly of incendiary origin occurred in tho lumber yard of W. 1'. Heimbach & Co. The loss was $10.mm, and the firemen had some difficulty in getting it under control. The yard Is located at Rail road street and St. Croix avenue, and the tenderloin district was threatened.