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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 79.
DEATH CLAIMS POPE LEO XIII. LIFE'S FITFUL FLAME FLICKERS OUT AFTER HARD FIGHT WITH DEATH. RESIGNED AND CALM TO THE LAST PARTING WORDS WERE BENEDIC- TION ON CARDINALS AND HIS NEPHEWS. CARDINAL OREGLIA NOW SUPREME ASSUMES DIRECTION OF AFFAIRS UNTIL LEO'S SUCCESSOR IS ELECTED. Rome, July 22.Pope Leo XIII. is dead. The last flicker of life expired at four minutes past .four o'clock yes terday afternoon and the pontiff now lies at rest. The period of over two weeks that Pope Leo passed in the shadow of death was no less wonderful than his life. His splendid battle against dis ease was watched the world over with sympathetic admiration and ended only after a series of tremendous ef- forts to conquer the weakness of his aged frame by the marvelous will power of his mind. The pleuro-pneu monia with which his holiness had been suffering was scarcely so respon sible for his death as that inevitable decay of tissue which ensues upon ninety-three years of life. The tested steel which had bent so often before human ills was Bound to Break at Last. To-day the sacred college of cardi nals will assemble for the impressive ceremony of- officially pronouncing Pope Leo dead.. After this sad func tion has been performed the body will be taken to the small throne room adjoining adjoining the death cham ber, where it will be embalmed. The funeral ceremonies will extend over nine days, the remains being removed to the cathedral of St. Peter's, where they will lie in state. The ultimate resting place of the dead pontiff will be in the magnificent basilica of St. John the Lateran.' Pope Leo's final moments were marked by that same serenity and de votion and, when he was conscious, that calm Intelligence which is asso ciated with his twenty-five years' pontificate. His was an easy death. An hour before he died, turning to Dr. Lapponi and his devoted valet, Pio Centra, he murmured: "The Pain I Suffer Is Most Terrible." Yet his parting words were not of the physical anguish that he suffered, "but were whispered benedictions upon the cardinals and his nephews, who knelt at the bedside, and the last look of his almost sightless eyes was to ward "the great ivory crucifix hang ing in the death chamber. Practically all the cardinals now in Rome, kneel ing at the bedside, watched the pass age of his soul. Earlier in the day Cardinal Serafino Vannutelli liad im pressively pronounced the absolution in articulo mortis. The condition of his holiness varied from agony to coma. Of the supreme moment Dr. Lap /poni gives an impressive description. He said: "Death occurred through exhaustion, although in the last two hours Pope Leo made a supreme ^effort to gather together all his energies. He succeed ed in recognising those about him by the sound of their voices, as his Sight Was Almost Lost. Still he made a marvelous display of his energy and even his death was really grand. It was resigned, calm and serene. Very few examples can be given of a man of such advanced :age after so exhaustive an illness showing such supreme courage in dy ing. The pontiff's last breath was taken exactly at four minutes past four. I approached a lighted candle to his mouth three times, according to the traditional ceremonial, and after ward declared the pope to be no more. 1 then went to inform Cardinal Oreg lia, the dean of the sacred college, who immediately assumed full power ^nd gave orders that the Vatican be cleared of all curious persons having no right therein. Contemporaneously the cardinal instructed Mgr. Righi, master of ceremonies, to send the Swiss guards from the Clementine hall to close all the entrances to the Vatican and Dismiss All Persons from the death chamber, the body be ing intrusted to the Francescan peni tentiaries." Meantime, events of momentous im portance to Catholic Christendom were occurring. The death of Pope Leo meant the passing of the supreme power into the hands of the sacred college of cardinals as its temporary custodian during the interregnum. The perfect administrative machin ery of the church provided against :the slightest interruption of the eov- ^lUlCg aUbUVt li.) .TL0 LUC 3JXJl/ 111C111* ber of the sacred college Cardinal Oreglia, to whom the pope yesterday solemnly confided the interests of the church, has now become the exponent of the cardinals until Pope Leo's suc cessor has been elected. DELEGATE FALCONIO NOTIFIED. He Requests That Masses Be Said for Repose of Pope's Soul. Washington, July 22. The first definite announcement'of.the^dea.th of Pope Leo made to his immediate rep resentative in Washington, Apostolic Delegate Falconio, was conveyed to him at 12:45 o'clock yesterday by means of an Associated Press bulletin. Four hours later the official confirma tion came. During the afternoon the legation was visited by many of the catholic clergy, anxious to know if the news paper announcements were true, and if so, to leave their expressions of sympathy and condolence. Among the callers also were representatives of the German and Russian embassies, both of whom called in state to ex press the sympathies of their re spective nations. Archbishop Falconio later issued an address to the archbishops and bish ops of the United States announcing the death of the pope and requesting that pontifical masses be celebrated in all cathedrals and funeral masses be said in all churches for the repose of the pontiff's soul. CANDIDATES ARE MANY. Interest Now Centers in Forthcoming Conclave. Rome, July 22.The greatest inter est is now centered in the work of the conclave which is to select the successor to Leo XIII. Speculations, prophecies and predictions come from every direction in favor of the vari ous candidates. The comparatively long illness of Leo has had the effect of narrowing the chances of some who entered the contest with what was thought to be the brightest prospects, while it has brought forward the prominence of others who at first were hardly considered. The result is that they are all now on about the same level. It is said that there has never been a conclave in which there are so many candidates who have a fair chance of winning. The most promi nent candidates of the succession are Cardinals Gotti, Oreglia, Aglerdia, Serafino-Vannutelli, Capecelatro, Sar to, Rampolla, Dipietro, Stampa, Fer rari, Satolli and Richelmi. It is gen erally believed that the conclave will meet Aug. 3. Life of Pope Leo XIII. Born at Carpineto, in Italy, March 2, 1810. ^Son of Count Luigi Pecci and Countess Prosperi. Baptized Vincenzo Joachim Pecci. Placed under tutorship Jesuit Fath ers at the age of 8. Began to write Latin verses of re markably pure diction at 12. In 1824 was sent to Rome, entered Roman college and passed into the Academy of Noble Ecclesiastics. Attached to the household of Pope Gregory XVI. Ordained priest in 1837. In 1841 made governor of Perugia. Became Archbishop of Damietta in 1843, when but 33 years of age. Sent as apostolic nuncio to Brussels. Created cardinal by Pope Pius IX. in 1853. Became president of the apostolic chamber at Rome in July, 1S77. Elected to the papal throne Feb. 20, 1878. Died July 20, 1903, 4:04 p. m. ROYAL VISIT TO IRELAND. King Edward and Party Leave London for Emerald Isle. London, July 22.King Edward and Queen Alexandra, accompanied by the Princess Victoria and their suits, left London at 1 p. m. yesterday for Ire land. Though the day was gloomy, large crowds gathered in front of Buckingham palace and along the route to Euston station and enthusi astically cheered their majesties, who drove to the depot in state landaus, escorted by a detachment of the household cavalry. The king wore the uniform of an admiral. Elaborate arrangements were made by the rail road company for the comfort of the distinguished travelers. With the cheers of the people ringing in their ears the king and queen left London at 6 p. m. for Holyhead, where the royal yacht was awaiting their majes ties. They expected to reach Kings town at 9 o'clock this morning. TO PROBE PRINT SHOP. Big Government Establishment to Be Investigated. Washington, July 22.The govern ment printing office, it is claimed, is next on the list for an official investi gation. It is charged that the com mittee of the various unions, including the bookbinders, are practically dic tating the policy of the big establish ment. The govei. jient, it is said, is paying more for work done in its own print shop tuan what is paid in private establishments. Subscribe for the Daily Pion eer: now is the time. CROPS ARE RUINED THE MOST DESTRUCTIVE STORM EVER KNOWN IN THE NORTHWEST. LOSS ovrr. flELDS LEFT PEREECTLY BLACK GRAIN PRACTICALLY DRIVEN INTO GROUND AND CORN CUT OFF AT ROOTS. Luverne. Minn., July 22. A hail storm passed over the eastern portion of Rock county yesterday afternoon, totally destroying fully one-third of the entire crop of the county and en tailing a loss of approximately one million dollars. The storm in severity and area is the most destructive and extensive ever known in the North west. It is reported to have started at Watertown, S. D., hailing in vari ous places from that city to Sheldon, Iowa, the severity of the storm, how ever seemed to have concentrated in this cicinity. A report is current here that from Trosky, twenty-two miles north of this city, south to Ellsworth, a distance of thirty-nine miles, and from those points east for fifteen miles, all of the crops have been Totally Destroyed. In this county six townships were struck by the storm and an aggregate of over one hundred and twenty sec tions of grain are reported- totally de stroyed. On thirty-five sections in Magnolia township out of thirty-six there is not a spear of grain or hay left standing. The same is true of twelve sections in Kanarauza town ship, \yhile, with the exception of a few streaks in Vienna and -Battle Plain, the entire crop of those town ships are gone. In portions of Denver, Mound and Luverne townships entire sections are laid waste. The duration of the storm was less than ten min utes, but during that time between two and three inches of hail fell. Grain was practically Driven Into the Ground, some fields being perfectly black when the storm had passed. Corn was mowed close to the roots anil trees were stripped bare of foliage. On meadows the hay was cut down as with a scythe. Crops in this county throughout were the best ever raised and ten min utes before the storm broke every thing pointed to a bumper crop. Farmers everywhere were getting ma chinery ready for the harvest, which would have been in full blast by the last of the week. Reliable estimates place the loss in this county alone at over one million dollars on this year's crop, and this does not take into ac count the lots of seed nor loss or damage tr trees and buildings. Hail in South Dakota. Char Lake, S. D., July 21.Hail has totally destroyed crops here in a strip three miles wide through four town ships of this county. It is the most severe storm ever known here. Hail stones as large as Eng..sh walnuts were piled two feet in places, killing sheep and fowls without number. Storm Does Damage in Iowa. Sheldon, Iowa, July 21. A severe hail storm struck Sheldon yesterday afternoon. The storm was about ten miles wide. It lasted only fifteen min utes but did $100,000 damage. MKoribist-lUK KATZER DEAD. Passes Away at Fond du Lac After a Lingering Illness. Fond du Iac Wis., July 22.Arch- bishop KaLzer of the Roman Catholic church died last night at St. Agnes convent after a sickness dating from September, 1902. He came to Fond du Lac for rest and treatment four months ago. A week ago he suddenly became worse. Saturday night his condition became critical. Since that time the end had been expected mo mentarily. He will be buried in St. Francis cemetery, Milwaukee. ':zi THREE PEOPLE DROWN. Inexperience in Handling a Sailboat Causes Disaster at Everett. Everett. Wash., July 22By the cap sizing of a sailboat in the harbor Miss Nina E. Solomon, a telephone ope rator: Miss Edna Warner, a school teacher, and P. G. Foster, an insurance man, have been drowned. The acci dent is attributed to the inexperience of Foster in sailing a boat. jured. THE DAILY PIONEER. A MILLION DOLLARS GREATEST DAMAGE IS DONE IN EASTERN PART OF ROCK COUNTY, MINN. Huggins was run over by the mower: Duluth. July 22 Jc in Atkinson. horses running away and badly in- I *ie engineer of dredge No. 8 ot the Lake Superior Contracting and Dredging company, met a terrible Subscribe for The Pioneer. i deat], :a yesterday afternoon on ATTACKING PARTY MAKES SMALL GAIN AS A RESULT OF THE BLOODY FIGHT. HUNDREDS OP DEAD IN SI III ITS AMERICAN WARSHIP TAKES ON BOARD REFUGEES OF ALL NATIONS. Soledad. Venezuela, July 22.At 5 o'clock yesterday morning the en gagement between the government forces and the revolutionists occupy ing Ciudad Bolivar began in two dif ferent directions. The revolutionists opened the battle. At o'clock the smoke over Ciudad Bolivar was so thick that it was impossible to see the city. At 7 o'clock the government troops, after a terrible light in which they lost more than 100 men, captured the cemetery. At 8 o'clock the Ven ezuelan fleet, consisting of five men of-war, shelled the government build ing. Rebels Driven Back. At lo o'clocifthe revolutionists' flag hod disappeared from the government building and at 11 all the streets near the building were captured by the gov ernment forces and a cluing of all the government soldiers on the city was ordered. The wounded .were then beginning to arrive at the government head quarters from all directions and the fight was general but the movements could not be followed from here In consequence of the smoke caused by the lire of the. artillery of the revolu tionists, which seemed to be formid able. It was answered vigorously by the government guns and only a few Shots Reached the Fleet. At 2 in the afternoon a block of houses opposite the government build ing was captured by storm. The revo lutionists seemed to be resisting des perately. The Associated Press correspondent will follow the advance with Gen. Rivas. The latter is waiting for a signal from Gen. Gomez, the Ven ezuelan commander-in-chief, who con ducted the attack from .Mira.lares, to enter Ciudad Bolivar with his reserves and fourteen guns. The spectacle in the streets when the smoke cleared away was heart rending. There were more than 200 dead revolutionists in the streets, be sides many wounded. Bancroft Takes Refugees on Board. Washington, July 21.A cablegram received here from Lieut. Commander Calver of the Bancroft says that on July 10 he sailed up the Orinoco to Ciudad Bolivar and released five steamers of the Orinoco Steamship company, three of which had been se cured by revolutionary forces and two hy the government. Commander Cal ver took aboard the Bancroft refugees of all nations who desired to escape the bombardment. The navy depart ment is greatly pleased with the ac tion of the Bancroft's commander. MEETS HORRIBLE DEATH. Engineer Badly Injured. I Is CarrieDdr Under the Big Grand Rapids. Wis.. July 22.W. J. BBMIDJI, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY. JULY 22, 1903 TEN CENTS PER WEEK. Wholesale and Retail BATTLE IS BEGUN THE VENEZUELAN GOVERNMENT FORCES ATTACK REBELS AT CIUDAD BOLIVAR. WARSHIPS BOMBARD THE TOWN I um Cabl iW^^Mwi^^^^ww^^yy^v^^^^^^^^^^^^vwwvMVWV^wvw^ FRED C, SMYTH. President THOS. P. SMYTH. Sec.-Treas. 1). ft SMYTH, Manager BEMIDJI MERCANTILE CO. Opposite the Old Court House Groceries, Flour, Ha and Grain Phon 2 1 5 cable got foul ami he struck at it to get it in place, when a ragged edge of the cable caught his trousers leg and threw him on the heavy wire, and in an instant he was carried under the big drum over which the cable winds. Atkinson was crushed to death and at the same time the gearing cut off both his hands. One hand could not be found until the body was removed to the undertaker's, when it was dis covered inside the maimed body. At kinson had been in the employ of the company fifteen years. He leaves a wife. DEAD MAN SWEARS. Supposed Corpse Objects Vigorously to Being Embalmed. Rochester, N. Y., July 22George Wilson, an old resident who was pro nounced dead by his attendants Satur day night has come to life. When the undertaker arrived Wilson's body was i stiff and cold. Preparations were be ing made for embalming when the sup I posed corpse jumped up and swore at the undertaker for handling him so roughly. The coroner has issued an order forbidding embalming until twelve hours after certified deaths. Masked Men Rob Him. Helena. Mont., July 22. Two masked men entered the saloon of Peter Nelson tit Salte.se and, al the point of a revolver secured several watches, rings and $500 in cash. Nel son was nearly dead when found sev eral hours later bound and gagged. Subscribe for The Pioneer. and farmers. We Sell Large Quantities and Our Goods Are Always Fresh WVS^WW^A^V^W^VWSMMA^A^MM^/ Till- NEW TOWN 01 KELLIHER situated n it is, at the head Bullhead Lake, and at the terminus of the Bullhead branch of the M. A I. railway, and being in the heart of the timber dis trict where logging will be carried on extensively for the next fifteen years, i* bound to be a thriving town in a very Bbort time. The soil in this vicinity i:- loam witli clay sub-oil, showing excellent pros pects in regard to agricultural puxflQSe&I The O'Kelliher Mercantile Co. of Blackduck will build a large general .-tore, to suppjy loggers !T!HE young 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 information regarding prices of lots, or other general information, write or call at the Crookston Lumbe Company LOGGING DEPARTMENT BEMIDJI MINN. TEMPERANCE IN TEXAS. Prohibition Makes Sweeping Victories at Local Elections. New Orleans July 21. The local option election's In Texas have result ed everywhere in victories for the Prohibitionists. They have carried Williamson county by 200 majority. Hunt by 750 majority, Falls by 400 majority, all of them among the larg est countless In Texas. Lost Her Savings. Red Wing, Minn July 22. Mrs. Margaret Jones of Diamond Bluff. Wis., had between $400 and $500 stolen from her home recently. A man named .Gordon who was stopping at the house has disappeared and Is suspected. Mrs. Jones is penniless. Killed by Fast Mail. Burlington, Iowa. July 22. The Burlington fast mail yesterday struck a carriage al a crossing containing Mr. and Mrs. I D. Grant and two boys mimed Stoltinu. Mrs. tirant was killed and one or the boys died shortly after from his injuries. Suicide With Morphine. Fergus Falls, Minn.. July 22. Jo seph Muff man, a young man who has been working on the Great Northern near Campbell committed suicide at Foxhome by. takinu morphine. ...,(j VJI vittnilu. Rapid City, S. D.. July 22.The city Jnll burned last night and an unknown trump was cremated, The prisoner lis supposed to have set fire to the jail. The charred remains cannot he identi fied.