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Mate* of a Schooner Drowned When Rescue Seemed Almost Accomplished. Milwaukee, Aug. 4.After battling In vain for twelve long hours with storm and wind and waves on Lake Michigan Saturday night Charles Mor bach, mate of the little schooner Ten riie and Laura, was drowned when his rescue seemed almost accomplished, and only heroic work by the captain and crew of the steamer Mark B. Covell saved.the captain of the schoon er, John Sather, from a similar fate. The -wrecked schooner, which was built twenty-seven years ago, has prob ably been dashed to pieces by the waves before now, and its broken hulk Is drifting toward the shore near Port Washington. CALAMITY JANE DEAD. She Will Rest Beside Wild Bill, Her Former. Consort. Deadwood, S. D., Aug. 4.Calamity .Jane, whose name has figured con spicuously in the fiction and early-day i history of the Black Hills and other frontier regions, died at Terry, eight miles from Deadwood, of inflammation of the bowels. Her name was Jane Burke, her last husband being Clinton Burke. A daughter is married in North Dakota. At her request she will be buried by the Black Hills Pioneers be side the grave of Wild Bill Hickok. her former consort, in Mount Moriah cem etery at Deadwood. FINDS WIFE MURDERED. Pros- Tragedy in Farm House Near pect, Wis. Prospect, Wis., Aug. 4.Mrs. Henry Peske,- aged seventy years, wife of a prominent farmer of Waukesha coun ty, was found murdered in her home, one mile south of this village. She went to the house from a held where she had been working with her hus band, and an hour later he entered the i kitghen to found her dead. The sher iff and a large posse heavily armed are scouring the country in search of i tramps, whom they believe may have killed the woman. STRUCK BY A FOUL. Young Woman at Ball Game Is Seri ously Hurt. Duluth, Aug. 4.What may prove a tragedy happened at. the picnic of the Duluth & Iron Range and Duluth, Mis sabe & Northern employes at Two Harbors. A game of baseball was one of the features of the sports program and a foul ball struck Miss J. Tranah of Duluth, one of the spectators, in the breast, inflicting injuries which cause apprehension that she may not re cover. She was brought to a Duluth hospital.- LEG BROKEN IN WRECK. Train Ditched at Rice Lake and Brake man Is Injured. Cumberland, Wis., Aug. 4. While running at a speed of thirty miles an hour train No. 94, the Omaha fast mail, was ditched at Rice Lake. The mail oar was smashed. Brakeman Ed Pease of this place had his leg broken. The fireman escaped death by jumping. No passengers were hurt. It is said that section men left the switch open, causing the train to crash into the oars on the sidiuc STABBED ON THE STREET. Prominent Citizen Killed and No Trace of His Murderers. Canton, Mass., Aug. 4. Hiram H. Poole, a baker and one of the best known citizens of Canton, was stabbed to death last night on Sherman street not far from his residence by one of a party of three Italians. His assailants fled after the murder and have not yet been arresteft There were no other persons on the street at the time of the murder and there were no wit nesses of what transpired. Meat Costly Handkerchief. The dowager queen of Italy is in possession of the most costly hand kerchief in the world. It is of the earliest "Venetian lace. Though made in the fifteenth century, this unique handkerchief is in a perfect state of preservation. Its value is estimated at $10,000, but Queen Margharita would not part with it at any price. Queen Margharita always was fond of collecting old lace, and she still has this passicn. Alter her majesty's I death tl.e matchless handkerchief descends to her daughter-in-law, Queen Helena. The Box Kite. The chief defect cf the box kite, of which Dr. Langley's aerodrome is an elaboration, is that the weight in creases with the cube as rapidly as the lifting power does with the square, so that the larger the kite the less It will lift in proportion. Prof. Graham Bell's kites are equal sided triangles, so that they need no bracing, and it is found that the lift ing power increased at a greater rate than the increase in weight, A flock of these kites recently lifted a 200- pound weight. Mrs. Roosevelt Has a Way. "You might not think it, judging from her photographs," said a well known Washington woman now in New York, when she saw that the lady of the white house had called a 'halt on the curious experiments being made to beautify the terraces of the presidential demesne "but the presi dent's wile knows how to put her foot down and leave it. And she can man age her strenuous spouse and the whole of the family with a soft, irre sistible despotism they all enjoy. I would like to tell tales out of school, but 1 mustn't,"New York Mail and Rlfi"*- 1 THE GOAT AND HE PLUG. Old Darkey Was Satisfied the Animal Could Read. Three colored men were discussing the intelligence of different animals. One claimed that the dog knew more than all other animals put together. The horse was favored by a second man, but old Peter Jackson said that, "in my opinion de goat am de 'telll gentest criter livin'. I kin prove dat de goat kin read. I saw him do it, an' I know it am true. Several days ago, I wuz walkin' down street, dressed in man best suit ob clothes, an' wearin" mail new plug hat. When I got down on de main street I seed a billboa'd on which it said, "Chew Jackson's plug.' A goat wuz standin* thar when I passed, an' when I wuz about ten feet away he must hab rec ognized me, for de next thing I knew I went sailin' out in de mud. When I looked 'roun', dat goat wuz chewin' mah plug hat for all he wuz worth. Gem'men, da is no question in mah mind about de 'telligence ob de goat. He am a wondah." NOT TO BE TRUSTED. Why Conductor Thought Women Should Not Have Ballot. How many-sided and how funny is the life load in a city street car. Not long ago a woman gave the conductor of one a dollar bill. On receiving the change she counted and recounted it. "This is not right," she called after him. "Ain't, eh there's 95 cents. Don't suppose yer wanter ride free." She made another mental calculation and blushingly subsided. As the man reached the rear platform he was heard to grumble: "And them's "the things as wants to vote." Wig Good Cause for Divorce. The widow of a large estate owner in Germany, who recently married a count of small means, has obtained a separation from her second husband on exceedingly novel grounds. After the marrip? the br'de discovered that her husband wore a wig and re ceived such a shock at the sight of his bald hee.d that she took a violent antipathy to him, and commenced proceedings against him. Her suit was successful, and she obtained a separation after three weeks' mar riage. The grounds upon which the decision was based were that if she had known of the wig she would never have married the count. Will Loan Money to Poor. A body of philanthropic New York ers have formed themselves into the Personal Protective Loan Associa tion, with the purpose of loaning money to the poor at 6 per cent per annum. The capital of the organiza tion is $10,000 and the incorporators are Thomas M. Mulry, Edwarc F. Cragin, Rev. Dr. David J. Burrell, Father A. P. Doyle and Robert B. Miller. Individual money lenders never chargo less than 30 per cent, and sometimes a great deal more. There are 300 pawnshops in New York. Had to Pay to Find Out. At one of the New York theaters they are playing a piece called "A Fool and His Money." A preacher from Wisconsin was visiting Gotham last week and in passing the theater one evening was curious to know if the play conveyed the proverbial les son suggested by its title. Stepping up to the box office, he inquired re garding the matter. "I think," said the suave party behind the grating, "that the mo/al of the piece is that the fool and his money gather no moss. It will cost you $2 to find out exactly." The preacher murmured "Thank you" and withdrew. He tells the story himself. New Way to Do Time. Dr. Lillinksjold, of Butte, Mont., is credited with having adapted hypno tism to a novel purpose. The doctor, having been placed under arrest, tried, fined and sentenced to gaol for twnty days for some small infracton of the law, deliberately hypnotized himself, saying he would awaken from his trance at the expiration of twenty days. All efforts to awaken him were unsuccessful till the end of that peri od. As a mean of "doing" time, or of whiling away long intervals, Dr. Lillinksjold's plan is probably unique. Inspecting American Railroads. J. T. Tatlow, John Wharton, George Banks, F. Dale and H. O'Brien, offi cials of the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway of England, are in this coun try and will make extended inspec tion of American railroads. They have been viewing things in several eastern cities and will shortly vist Chicago. They represent the me chanical, freight and passenger de partments of the Lancashire and Yorkshire road. The Coming Man. "Mrs. Frisbie is suing her husband for divorce." "Indeed? What is the i trouble?" "Well, she says she tried not to mind when Mr. Frisbie used her curling Irons, wore her shirt- waists and borrowed her collar but tons. But when he began to go through her pockets and extract her small change after she was asleep she felt that patience had ceased to be a virtue."Brooklyn Eagle. Costly Skipping-Rope, A skipping-rope has been presented by a fond Pittsburg millionaire to his six-year-old daughter. The handles are gold, studded with an odd Jewel, while the cord, the finest procurable, ccst more than a dollar per inch. When the child grows a little older she will be able fully to appreciate her papa's gift. At present she treats it as if it were an ordinary rope. A WAITER'8 RECEPTIVE BRAIN Used to Quick Orders, He Becomes an Automaton. "I believe that there is no work In the world that makes such machines of men as does the business of waiting I in some of these 'quick lunch eating places,' said the business man. 'The brains of the waiters seem to work like phonographs. What they hear in the way of orders given them is seem ingly registered and reproduced with out any apparent mental activity or realization of exactly .what the order means. The other morning, for in stance, I overheard this dialogue and monologue in one of these restaurants. Two men seated at the same table gave their orders to the same waiter. 'Bring me a couple of soft-boiled eggs and a cup of coffee/ said the first man. 'Same thing for me, waiter,' said the second, adding in a jocular way, 'but be sure the eggs are fresh.' 'All right,' was the reply. "And a moment later his voice came from the back of the restaurant: 'Soft boiled for twoan' have two of 'em fresh!"' A GATHERING OF ARTISTS. Commingling of Great Voices Made the Windows Rattle. Now that the operatic artistsor most of tnerahave gone abroad, Mr. Campanari is desolate. His comfort able apartment has for several years been a favorite trysting place for many of the song birds during the long New York season and Mine. Campanari serves spaghettiEdouard de Reszke can say how well. The singing giant used to forego almost any other grati fication of the palate to enjoy the Campanari Italian paste, together with strange sauces, anchovies, bovoli, fag ioli, and caviare, like the fellow in "Cynthia's Revels." "Alas!" mourns the versatile and semper paratus baritone, "what Sun day suppers they were and how Ed ouard and I did sing and how the win dows rattled."New York Mail and Express. The Editor Ate Too Much. The editor and wife had another jiquare meal Sunday on account of having received an invitation to dine at the hotel. Perk said he was afraid we wouldn't accept, but we did. For the benefit of our lady readers we will state that they had chicken and the stuff that goes with such a layout, and strawberry ehortcake and lettuce. Our wife wore her blue and white and looked real dear. Mrs. Perkins had a new skirt and looked too sweet for anything. The editor wore his Sun day, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Friday, Saturday suit and was Pick all night.White (S. D.) Leader. Razor 150 Years Old. Charles Morton of Bardstown, Ky., is the proud possessor of a razor that is something over 150 years old, but is in a splendid state of preservation, and is far superior to the razors of modern times. The razor was former ly owned by Judge Veneble of the col ony of Virginia, and who was a prom inent patriot. Judge Veneble was ap pointed judge of Kentucky county by Patrick Henry, governor of Virginia, Kentucky then being a county of that commonwealth. The razor was made at Sheffield, England, in the year 1751, and is very heavy, the blade being ex tremely thick and broad, with a large wooden handle. Trees and Novels. Nine successful novels recently pub lished in the United States had a total' sale of over 1,600,000 copies. Since the average weight of each book sold was probably twenty ounces, a little calculation will prove that these 1,600,- 000 books contained approximately 2,000,000 pounds of paper. A manu facturer of paper asserts that the aver age spruce tree yields a little less than half a cord of wood, which is equiva lent to about 500 pounds of paper. In other words, these nine novels swept away 4,00ft trees and they form but a small part of the fiction so eagerly read by the American people. Monument to Rumsey. An effort will be made to secure an appropriation from the West Virginia legislature for the purpose of erecting a monument to the memory of James Rumsey, who. it is claimed, was recog nized by George Washington as the in ventor of the steamboat. The pro posed memorial will be erected on a high cliff of the Potomac river at Shepherdstown, overlooking the spot where it is alleged that the first ap plication of steam to the purpose of marine propulsion was made.Scien tific American. Demand for Rolling Stock. The exceptional activity in Cana dian railway circles, with the admit ted scarcity of rolling stock and mo tive .power, has led to a large number of orders being placed by the railway companies for new equipment with both Canadian and American firms, and the facilities of the companies i have been taxed to the utmost to fill I these orders, while the Canadian Pa cific has had to go to Scotland and Saxony in order to obtain the loco motives required by the road. New to Londoners. The Londoner will be greatly an noyed by Innovations when the American electrical cars are running in the Metropolitan underground and tu'penny tube railways. The fare will be five cents for any distance there will be no first, second or third class the high speed will be over sixty miles an hour, and the twenty second limit to stops will give him a Ohicaxo education ia movement PRAISE FOR COLONIAL TROOPS. 8Jr Frederick Carrlngton Extols Their Services In Boer War. "I have never commanded a better lot of all-around men than the Cana dians," was the remark made by Sir Frederick Carrington. whose name was a familiar one during the South African war. Sir Frederick and Lady Carrlngton have just arrived here from the Pacific coast. Speaking of the colonial soldiers, the General said they left a very handsome record be hind them, He said they were treated somewhat differently from the regular troops, as their military training had been different. However, the Cana dians, Australians and New Zealand ers were highly intelligent men, and adapted themselves very quickly to their new surroundings.Montreal (Quebec) Gazette. A STORV ABOUT DU CHAILLU. Had Very Much the Best of Encounter With Duke of Argyll. He was a little man of great good humor, but of very quick temper, and used to relate with satisfaction his first encounter with the late Duke of Argyll. When the skeleton of the first gorilla ever brought to Europe was on show in London the public ad mitted on presentation of cards. The duke wrote to Du Chaillu that on such a day "the Duke of Argyll proposed to visit the gorilla." Du Chaillu at once wrote back that the gorilla was to be seen every day between certain hours, and that if the Duke of Argyll pre sented his card he would no doubt be admitted like the rest of the public. Narrow Escapes from Death. Fantastic escapes from death were by no means uncommon features of the Boer war. There was exhibited some time ago in the.museum of the Royal United Service Institution one of Queen Victoria's chocolate boxes, in the lid of which is still deeply im bedded a mauser bullet. To that same collection there has just been added an even more remarkable relic. This is a silver cigarette holder case, which was struck by a bullet at a dis tance of 1,200 yards while it was in the pocket of a captain of the Imperi al Yeomanry. The curious part about it is that tho officer was not aware until afterward that he had been struck, although the bullet also pierced the sovereign purse and cig arette case which he was carrying in the same pocket. Carnegie's Gift to Tuskegee. Booker T. Washington was much overcome when he heard of Carneg ie's gift of 1600,000 to the Tuskegee institute. The millionaire's letter re quests that "the modern emancipat or" be relieved of further pecuniary cares. It also declares that Mr. Wash ington is a second Moses, leading his people to a better condition. "Maybe," said the recipient of the compliment, "but I'll differ from my predecessor in thisI'll not burden my people with another set of com mandments. The original ten will suffice." Probably a Gold Miner. A Maine farmer was attacked by highwaymen and $200 of gold filling removed from his teeth. A bucolic Sherlock Holmes thinks the robbery, having been done in a thorough man ner, must have been shared in by a good dentist. This is bad reasoning. In the first place, he could not do such a bad thing if he were a good dentist. And in the second place, what dentist, good, bad or indifferent, would take such chances when he could make that much money out of two or three patients without risk of punishment? Feathers by Photograph. The power of the camera in repro ducing form and texture in feathers is well shown in an article in "Photog raphy." The marvellous accuracy of its drawing, its power of reproducing texture as well as form, appear to render photography a most suitable process for the purpose of recording those minute variations in plumage on which our classifications are based. The one difficulty which presents it self, that of color values, can be over come by the use of ortho-chromatic plates and light filters. The Candidate's "Sociability." Major Gen. Isaac Catlin tells a story of one of his political cam paigns. "I voted for you," said a workingman the day after an election in Brooklyn, where the general fig ured as a candidate for a county of fice. "I didn't intend to at first, but one afternoon you were going by my house and you patted my goat, Billy, and guv him an apple, and, says I, 'if the general's so sociable as all that he must have my vote.' "New York Times. To Examine Historic Documents. A. C. McLaughlin, the professor of history in the University of Michigan, has been given a leave of absence beginning next fall and continuing for a year, and he will spend the time in Washington making an examination of the manuscript material of historic value which is to be found in the archives of the government. The work will be done at the expense of the Carnegie institute. Mormon Progress in Mexico. James Butler, representing the large Mormon colony in Chihuahua, has been in the City of Mexico applying for a concession to develop the im mense water power of Ouaynopa can yan. In return the Mormons offer to construct miles of canals and flumes and would install a power plant to op erate sawmills in the vast forests of that region. REED Beltrami Avenue. WINTER I N EXTREME SOUTH. Frightful Gold Experienced in the Ant artic Circle. A sailoi on the antarctic ship Dis covery, whose commander, Gapt. Sctrtt, has approached nearer the south pole than any other explorer, writes as fol lows of his winter experiences: "We had 123 days without the sun, and 104 day's complete darkness. We went through it all gay. Lowest tempera ture registered, 58 degrees below zero. You do not feel the cold very much without tne wind then, with wind, look out! First your nose, then ears, then fingers go. We never go out alone on account of the heavy bliz zards. Your companion will turn round and say: 'Your nose is gone,' It turns as white as this paper. You turn away from the wind and pull your mittens oft to bring your nose around by that time your fingers are gone, so it's no pleasure going out in a slight breeze. The blizzards are fear ful. Mr. Bernacchi and the engineer went to a hut fifty yards away, and, though roped from hut to ship, were lost in a blizzard for two and three quarter hours." HAIRY AINOS OF JAPAN. Peculiar People Whose Character* Be lie Their Looks. A traveler in Japan thus describes I the hairy Ainos .of^iat countrvr "TIIA REED & KNUTS0N Blacksmith and Wago Makers BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA & KNTJTSON have opened a blacksmith and wagron shop one door south of The Pioneer, and are prepared to handle any and all work in their line and guarantee satisfaction to all comers. Mr. Reed makes a specialty of horseshoeing' and general blacksmith work, and his work is too well known to need any introduction to the people of this vicinity. Mr. Knutson has been in the employ of the St. Hilaire Lumber company for four years, and comes well recommended by^that company. Give the new firm a chance to show you what they can do, and you will not be disappointed REED & KNUTSON Second door south of postoffice, BEMIDJI, MINN. C. D. Steece The Sign Man Is here to stay, and is prepared to do all kinds of oro-to-date Painting, Paperhang ing, Free Hand Relief Work, Kalsomin ing, Etc. ALL WORK IS GUARANTEED DON'T FORGET TO SEE HIM BEFORE LETTING Y01R JOB. HE CAN SAVE YOU MONEY. LEAVE ORDERS AT BEAUDETTE'S TAILOR SHOP. C. D. STEECE THE SIGN MAN BEMIDJI, MINN. First Class Sample Room. Choicest Brands. Mac's Mint Geo. McTaggart Prop. Choice Wines, Liquors and Cigars. Subscribe for the Daily and Weekly Pioneer The two best papers printed between Crookston and Duluth TP'n-^F'O" f*r* Bemidji, Minn. men are about the middle height, broad chested, broad shouldered, thick set, very strongly built, the arms and feet large. The bodies and especially the limbs of many are covered with short, bristly hair. I have seen two boys whose backs are covered with fur as fine and soft as that of a cat. We were ferried over a river by an Aino completely covered with hair, which on his shoulders was wavy like that of a retriever and rendered clothing quite needless, either for covering or for warmth. A wavy black beard rippled nearly to his waist over his furry chest, and with his black locks hang ing in masses over his shoulders he would have looked a thorough savage had it not been for the exceeding sweetness of his smile and eyes." New idea in Physiology. It is passible that the school child may be quite as readily fatigued by inspiring tae waste products of his fel lows as by his own, and that the busi ness man is more liable than the agri cultural laborer to become run down, not so much because he works harder or more monotonously and therefore personally manufactures more waste products, hut because his tissues are more liable to become saturated with the waste products of himself and oth ers derived from the confined atmos phere in -which he works. Excessive fatigue from a railway Journey is like ly to be noticed if the cars are crowded or ill ventilate