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POPE LEO IS
MUCH WORSi SUFFERS ANOTHER RELAPSE AN LIES 4N CRITICAL CONDITION -JHE END. IS NOW NOT JFAR Off AWAKES FROM SENA-COMATOSE CONDITION GREATLY DE- PRESSED. POWERFUL STIMULANTS USED HERETOFORE LUCID MIND FOR THE FIRST TIME SHOWS CONFUSION. Rome, July 15, 7:30 a. m.The pope has passed a somewhat restless and agitated night. He awoke at 5:30 o'clock, but shortly afterward dropped again into a heavy sleep. Rome, July 15, 2:16 a. in "While there is life there is hope," was ali the consolation that Dr. Lapponi could give in admitting that Pope Leo's con dition was very grave. The pontiff has suffered another re lapse and he lies^ this morning in a more critical condition than at any time since the middle of last week. The semi-comatose condition into which he fell at midnight and the con fused state of his heretofore lucid mind on his awakening at an early hour this morning, accompanied by still greater depression than uuring yesterday, are regarded as symptpms of t'i' gravest nature and as pointing to an imminent dissolution. Even here medical opinion was less pessimistic and Dr. Mazzoni thought the End Was Not Within Sight, and expressed the opinion that unless the disease took an unexpected turn there was no reason to expect lh end lor two or three days. This stat ?ment did not, however, relieve the anxiety of those who know what powerful stimulants are being constantly ad ministered. Some attributed the pontiffs extreme weakno^ to the ex cessive mental and physical efforts undertaken yesterday in receiving vis itors, hearing mass, etc. For the first time since his illness the pontiff asked to have the shutters almost closed, as the light hurt his eyes, and at the same time, contrary to his cus tom, he begged to be left as uuiet as possible. Another noteworthy syrnp torn of his Weakening Condition was the docility with which he took his medicine and nourishment. Pre viously, indeed during his whole life, Pope Leo had argued against the pre scriptions of doctors or anytning that had the aspect of being forced upon him. His feeling of fatigue and indif ference was interpreted as a si&n that his vitality was fast diminishing. Last evening, late, nine cardinals, includ ing Satolli and Martinelli, were ad 4 mitted to the sick room, hut the pope could not even speak to them, merely giving them his hand to kiss. Dr. Rossini was reporced to have said in an interview yesterday: "The pope's pulse reaches 90 pulsa tions and over. Just calculate how many times it has pulsat 1 in ninety three years and you understand that in his present condition all his or gans and pulse must end by getting so tired that they will stop forever." Saw Too Many Visitors. Paris, July 14.According to a dis patch received here from Rome the pope's strength was heavily taxed and his sufferings increased by the number of visitors, altog?ther sixty-seven per sons, whom he received during the past two days. Eighteen cardinals, fifteen relatives and a number of high papal officials imposed their visits on him, and, as the pope wished to say a few words to each, the fatigue caused fresh progress of malady. TROLLEY CAR RUNS AWAY. Smashes Into Man's Front Room Without Waking Him. Schenectady, N. Y., July 15.A pe culiar accident occurred in this town at an early hour yesterday morning. One of the big thirty-ton trolley cars of the Albany division of the Schenec tady street railway ran away. It started at the top of State street hill, where the brakes refused to work, and, dashing down the hill at lightning speed, ran a mile through the princi pal street and plunged into the front room of a dwelling house in Washing ton avenue, which faces State street. The remarkable things about it are that none of the crew or passengers was seriously hurt, and Levi A. Young, into whose front room the car plunged, was not even awakened by the crash, although everybody else in tie ward was aroused. Subscribe for The Pioneer. THE DAILY ALDERMAN IN TROUBLE. Charged in Open Council Meeting With ^lUrjtJng a Bribe. Duluth, Minn., July 15. George Tiscne?, aid irman from the Second ward, was last night charged in an open meeting of the city council with shaving unsuccessfully solicited. a bribe of $75, to be used in furthering the interests of an application to con duct an employment office. The ac cusation was made by Thomas G. White, during the course of his- argu- ment for permission to reopen his em ployment agency at 427 West Michi gan street, which was closed by the police a week ago. Alderman Tischer indignantly resented the charge and the lie was passed between him and his accuser The council took prompt action, and at the suggestion of Aid. Sang, ordered an investigation. The affair created a big sensation. JUDGE MACDONALD DEAD. the Formerly Congressman From Third Minnesota District. St. Paul, July 15.Judge John Louis MacDonald, for years prominent in the legal profession in Minnesota and con gressman from the old Third district, died suddenly early yesterday morn ing at his home in Kansas City, Mo. Judge MacIVmald resided in St. Paul for a numLer of years, and a son and daughter ..re still residents of St. Paul. Mrs. P. W. Faber and William R. MacDonald of the St. Paul Globe, received the news merely of their father's sudden death. It is supposed that the severe pains about his heart experienced by Judge MacDonald at frequent intervals since a street car accident in which he was injured last i December, indicated the trouble that finally caused his death. SHOT FROM AMBUSH. Washington County Farmer's Life Is Attempted. Stillwater, Minn., July 15.Joseph Nieman, a farmer living near Cornel ian lake, was shot from ambush while herding cattle. A double-barreled shotgun and bird shot were used. The charge struck him almost sidewise. and left shot in his right and left arms and breast. He has been at en mity with some of his neighbors, but no arrests have been made. Boys saw two men running through the woods immediately after the report of the gun. It is believed Nieman will recover. GAVE LIFE FOR CHILD. Frank Hill Is Drowned While Trying tc Help His Offspring. Elk River, Minn., July 15. Frank Hill of this place lost is life yesterday afternoon in trying to rescue his child ren from drowning. Mr. and Mrs. Hill were on the river bank watching their children bathe. One of the child ren got beyond its depth and the father rushed to its rescue and was himself soon struggling in ten feet of water. Being unable to swim, he soon went do nil, and did not again appear. The mother made a frantkkaJfort and succeeded in rescuing the child. THE TABLES TURNED. Accused Man Acquitted and May Cause Arrest of Accusers. Jamestown. N. D., July 15.Charles Wagner, accused of attempting to kill Mrs. Alto Brown and Pharoah Fergus, by firing several shots at them in an attempted hold-up, was acquitted by the jury. W agner claimed that he visited the resort of Mrs. Brown, and the women in the p*ace tried to hold him up, and in renting he was shot in the arm by Fergus. Wagner may cause the arrest of Fergus on a charge of attempting to kill him. RUN DOWN BY TRAIN. Chicago Man Meets Death Suddenly in Minnesota Town. Wells, Minn., July 15E. M. Rosser, supposed to be an agent for the Dry Goods Reporter of Chicago, while driving from Alden here, was run over on a crossing two miles east of town and killed. The buggy was smashed and one hovse killed. He was unknown here but was identified by a strip sewed inside his coat and his rel atives located in Chicago. BRICKMAKERS STRIKE. Employers Refuse to Grant-theIn crease of Pay Demanded. Menomonie. Wis., July 15.A brick makers' union has been organized in this city and a laige percentage of the jbrickmakers have joined it. Soon after the organization a strike was or dered and the employes demanded a raise of 25 cents per day. The ope rators refused to grant it and four yards are now closed down. Accidentally Shot. Red Wing, Minn., July 15.Berthold Wellner, the seventeen-year-old son of Dr. and Mrs. G. C. Wellner. was acci dentally shot in the back by a bullet from a target gun near the Great Western depot in the hands of a boy named Jay Gould. The ball was probed for but not found, and the ex tent of the injury cannot be ascer tained for several days. Subscribe for the Pioneer. EIGHT THOUSAND CHRISTIAN EN- DEAVORERS THROWN INTO A PANIC. A NEARLY A SCORE ARE INJURED SUDDEN GUST OF WIND CATCHES BIG CANVAS AS I IT WAS A BALLOON. PRESENCE OF MIND SAVES MANY MEN HOLD UP THE CANVAS,PRE VENTING MANY FROM SUF- FOCATING. Denver^ July 15.The big tent En deavor, where the Christian Endeavor convention has been held for the past four days, was blown over yesterday afternoon while more than 8.000 peo ple were attending the proceedings. The injured number nearly a score, but fortunately none of them .was seriously hurt. The presence of mind of A. M. Ram sey of Chicago, who sprang to a chair and called to the people to hold up the canvas and poles undoubtedly pre vented many from suffocating. Many women fainted and were extricated from the folds of the canvas with much difficulty. Mrs. Winfred Sloop of Denver, who was in charge of St. Mark's hospital tent, Seeing the Catastrophe at the big tent close by, telephoned the electric light company to shut off the current. This prevented any dam ago from the live wires that had fallen with the ten poles. When the majority were extricated from the canvas folds all gathered round in the open air and an impromptu praise service was held. The convention was in full progress at 4 o'clock, and, although there were some signs of rain and some wind was blowing, no trouble was anticipated by the management. The sides of the tent were up to admit air, and this en abled the squall to lift ur the big can vas as though it was a b..loon. The gust of wind that turned the tent over came so suddenly that no preparation could be made to forestall the conse quences. The wind swept under the tent, the roof of which Immediately Blew Out like an immense sail. The smaller guy ropes were pulled from their places and in a moment more the big poles were drawn from the ground. Immediately the 8,000 persons were in a panic, which was heightened by the screams of hundreds of women. It was then that Mr. Ramsey sprang to a chair and called loudly on tL. men to hold up the canvas and caich the large supporting poles as they fell. Hun dreds of men sprang to their feet and successfully carried out the Chicago man's suggestion and thus prevented a calamity. As the poles fell more than 1,000 people who had been seated near the walls of the tent escaped the folds, and these immediately formed themselves into a rescue corps. Those who had fainted, and those suffering from slight injuries were quickly re moved to the hospital tent. A YOUTHFUL MURDERESS. Girl Arrested Because Her Infant Crip oled Sister Was Cruelly Killed. Bloomington, 111., July 15. Maude Jordine has been arrested, charged with the murder of her two-year-old sister Mabel last Thursday evening. The prisoner is seventeen years of age and the eldest of a family of seven children. She betrayed wonderful self-possession when taken to jail. She did not shed a tear and was perfectly cool. She denied the charge, but was advised not to submit to an interview. The girl was arrested by the police on the strength of reports circulated to the effect that Maude had said she was tired of caring for her infant sis ter that it kept her from the society of other young people and that she was tired of carrying Mabel around. Mabel was a cripple and unable to. walk. The parents of Maude Jordine are indignant over the arrest of their daughter, both insisting that the mur der was committed by a tramp and that there is not the slightest reason to suppose that Maude is guilty. TO AVENGE ALEXANDER. Servian Authorities Said to Have Un earthed a Conspiracy. Bucharest, Roumania, July 15.It is said that the Servian authorities have unearthed a conspiracy to avenge the late King Alexander. A lieutenant of a frontier garrison has been arrested, charged with making threats against Col. Maschin. A search of the lieu tenant's quarters disclosed evidence that twelve officers had formed a league to take vengeance upon the reeictdes. Subscribe for The Pioneer. up VOLUME 1. NUMBER 73. BEMID.TI, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 15. 1P03 TEN CENTS PER jWKEK. IVi a Wholesale and Retail *AA'^^^^vw^AA^v^A*'vvvvv%*^^^ RUSSIA'S BOLD MOVE. Informs China That S/ie Is Compelled to Exclude Foreigners From Man churia. St. Petersburg, July L5^According to the newspaper Hovikari, published fit Port Arthur, Russia h^s [informed him she is compelled to exclude foreigners ffffffi Manchuria and post pone opt fling of Manchurian ports owing to the presence ol Englishmen and Americans! who. in disguise are engaged in espionage. Russia, ac cording to the paper, promises to open the ports six years hence, when the country has been tranqutlized and set tled. Che Fori, China, July 15. Gen. Kur'opatkin. the Russian war minister, and his staff, who have been present at the important conference at Port Arthur of the Russian minister to China, M. Lessarj and all the high Russian officials in North China and Manchuria, at which the Russian po sition in the Par East was discussed, left Port Arthur yesterday on their re turn to St. Petersburg-. ATTACKED HIS LAWYER.^ Condemned Murderer Attempts to Kill Attorney Who Defended Him. Atlanta, Ga., July 15.While iu the death cell consulting with Millard Lee. a murderer, Joseph Jordan, the pris oner's attorney, was set upon by the condemned man and before turnkeys could rush to his rescue his throat was terribly lacerated by the sharp nails of the prisoner and his coat torn from him in shreds. Lee is under sentence of death for the murder of a girl, Miss Lillie Suttles, whom he shot in church in 1902 because she refused to accept his company. He pleaded Insanity to save his life. Jordan's injuries are not likely to prove fatal. PAYNE A SICK MAN. His Friends Fear He Will Have to Resign. Washington, July 15. Postmaster General Payne's indisposition is giv ing occasion for grave fears among his friends, and it is doubted if he will be able to conduct the postal investiga tion in person any further. Mr. Payne intends to leace here in a day or two for an ocean trip to Boston, to con sume ten days, but unless his physical condition is more promising, it is feared he will not be able to return as soon as he expects. The bulk of the work of investigating the postal frauds rests now with Fourth Assistant Rrls tow. MANY BUILDINGS WRECKED. Cloudburst and Windstorm Cause Great Damage in Nebraska. Newport, Neb., July 15. A cloud burst and a heavy windstorm visited Newport yesterday afternoon. The storm was accompanied by hail, which broke hundreds of windows, but the principal damage was done by wind. Several buildings were totally or partially wrecked and the contents damaged. The loss will fall heavily upon the owners, who carried no In surance. There was great destruc tion of crops in the- farming districts and harvesting will be delayed. MRS. CUMMINGS GUILTY. Given Ten Years in Prison for the Murder of Her Husband. St. Louis, July 15. A jury found Mrs. Minnie Cummings, charged with killing her husband, Dennis Cum mfngs, April 10, guilty. The penalty was fixed at ten years imprisonment in the penitentiary. The defendant will soon be tried for the murder of her third hushand, Eagar M. Harris, who died Oct. 5, 1901. His death was first termed suicide. Indian Held for Xssault. Marquette, Mich., July 15.Nelson Coatey, a half-breed Indian captured Saturday at Pickerel lake, nine miles from here for an assault upon a trained nurse in this city July 4, has been held for trial. FRED C. SMYTH, President THOSJ P. SMYTH. See.-Treas. I). C. SMYTH, Manager IDJI MERCANTILE Opposite the Old Court House Groceries, Flour, Hay and Grain Phon 5 wm mm AI E SETS A DEADFALL TRAP FOR BEAR AND IS HIMSELF S CAUGHT. _____ SURVEYOR'S GRUiSOME fIND SKELETON OF UNKNOWN MAN IS ..DISCOVERED IN WOODS BACK OF ELY. CORONER WILI INVrSTIGATE WILL SEEK TO ESTABLISH THE IDENTITY OF THE UNFOR- TUNATE MAN. Duluth, Minn.. July 15. Some un known man met a terrible fate in a deadfall set for bear In the woods back of Ely some time within the past year. His skeleton has been discov ered by a party of surveyors of which Kent Dickinson of Superior is a mem ber. The news reached the head of the lakes through a letter front him. The deputy coroner of St. Louis coun ty at Ely has been notified of the irrewsome discovery and he will seek and farmers. We Sell Large Quantities and Our Goods Are Always Fresh Tin NEW TOWN OF KELLIHER situated as it is, at the head BuTiHeaa Lake, and at tbe.teefljinus of the Bullhead branch of the M. & I. railway, and being in the heart of the timber dis trict where logging will be 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 subnoil, showing" excellent pros pects in regard to agricultural purposes. The O'Kelliher Mercantile Co of Blackduek will build a large general Btore, to supply loggers rilH young town? in Northern Minnesota are fam- ous for their rapid growth, and everything goes to show that KELOHER will be one of the busiest logging centers in this district. For Information regarding prices of lots, or other gf ueral information, write or call at the Crookston Lumbe Company LOGGING DEPARTMENT BEMIDJl MINN. Ilie tlll- to establish the Identity or fortunate man. It is supposed that the Bkeleton is thai of some hunter or hojmejsteader who was trying to trap bear, and hi some manner happened to make an error in handling the deadfall and was himself caught In the deadfall was a birch basket containing some bones ol tish, Indicating thai fish had been ~o~*. iu daft Brum. A short distance away from the dead fall were a pipe and gun. The flesh was practically all wasted away from the bones ol the victim of the dead fall, and the clothing of which a few remnantS remain* d, was In an ad vanced stage of decay as a result of the lemonts whan Kratz, a homesteader north of Ely, a Near ago mysteriously disap peared. His mother. Mis Theodore Krat/.. who lives on a farm IK... ISlroy, Wis., was making inquiries about l*im at different times last winter, but nothing has ever been heard of him, nnd it is said at Duluth that she after ward became insane as a result" of worry and anxiety regarding his whereabouts, it is believed by soma that the missing Kratz lost his lift in the deadfall. Close Cad for a Family. Heiming, Minn., July 15.The farm residence of James Murray, south of here, was burned. A party returning from ti dance saw the tire in time to arouse hhnii Olson and family who wore still asleep in the building. They barely escaped. Loss is total.