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PETITIONED THE GOVERNOR Bemidji Will Probably Have Regular Company of State Militia. MEETING3WAS HELD AT CITY HALL LAST NIGHT. J. L. Reynolds Elected Captain and Allen Benner First Lieutenant. Bemidji's independent military company held a meeting last night and signed a petition ask ing the governor to appoint the company as a regular organ ization of the national guard, and that he commission the present officers, as follows: J. L. Reynolds, captain Allen Benner, first lieutenant S. C. Bailey, second lieutenant. The governor had ought to sign the petition, and there seems to be little doubt but that he will. There appears to be no reason why he should not. Be midji is rightly located to have a company there is no city in the state more favorably situated, in fact, and there is certainly no company in Minnesota made up of better material. Capt. Rey nolds is justly proud of the organization, and says he does not believe that its personnel can be equaled by any other com pany in the state. A militia company is a very good thing for any town, no mat ter where it may be and- Bemidji citizens can well appreciate the t, efforts of those behind the move to get such an organization estab lished here. Judge Reynolds in I particular has devoted consider able time and energy to the pro ject, and that the men appreciate his untiring efforts is evi i.enced by the fact that they elected him captain. There may be from 46 to 73 men in a state military organization, officers and pri vates. Bemidji will have the full quota. MOOSE KILLED Claimed That There is Enough Wardens to Pro tect Game. The state game and fish com mission contends that it has not i.|^enough wardens to properly pro tect the moose and deer of the northeastern part of the state. Reports of the destruction of moose are received at the'office of the commission daily. The section O the state in which moose abound comprises 20,000 square miles, according to figures published in a Duluth paper. One game warden, it is said, can not properly take care of more than from 300 to 500 square miles of territory. This would ^require at least -10 wardens, while the state is able to place only five 4 to do the work in this district. The wardens, however, in the last week have caught and con victed nine hunters in the vicin ity of Grand Rapids for having moose meat in their possession out of season. Three of these *wer fined $100 each and the others were fined 50. The sen tences of six were suspended by the court on the ground that they were very poor homestead ers ane unable to pay the fine. Not Martin Nelson is in town from Shevlin. TRAGEDY IN THE FOREST Homesteader Shot at His Claim by a Neigh- bor. H. KEHRING SHOT AND KILLED BY W. CODDINGTON. Coronor and Sheriff Have Gone to Scene of the Trouble. Dr. Thomas Russell, county coroner for Itasca county and living at Grand Rapids, received a telegram from Bena yesterday, sent by L. F. Vance, who keeps Moose Lodge, a resort on the Big Fork river, saying that Wil liam Coddington had shot Henry Kehring the preceding evening at his claim. The telegram stated that the corpse was still in the woods. Coroner Russell, together with Sheriff Hoolihan, left for the Big Fork country by way of Bena on the west-bound noon passenger. On arrival at Bena thev wired County Attorney Spear that they had received information that Coddington had given-him self up to officers. Vance's place is thirty miles in the wilderness north of Bena. The roads are rough, and it will be Monday be fore Russell and Hoolihan will reach the scene of the tragedy. The body of Kehring still lies in the depths cf the forest, where it has remained untouched since the shooting on Monday awaiting the action of the coroner. An inquest will be held today. Sheriff Hoolihan has' warrants for Coddington's arrest. He will be brought down to Grand Rapids, arraigned before Justice Huson, given his preliminary ex amination and held to await the action of the grand jury in December. Kehring, the man who was killed, is a German homesteader about sixty-five years old, who has lived on his claim several years., and is a neighbor of Cod dington. The latter, who killed him, is about forty years old, un married, and lives with his father on the latter's claim. PLEASANT PARTY Dr. Blakslee Proved Himself to be a Royal Entertainer Last Night. Dr. F. A. Blakslee last evening gave a party at his home two miles west of town in honor of friends visiting from Fosston. There were twenty couples from Bemidji in attendance and a de lightful evening was spent. The house and grounds were prettily decorated for the occasion with Japanese lanterns, flowers, etc. There was dancing and refresh ments were served. The party was a great success and Dr. Blakslee proved himself to be a roval entertainer. L. H. Bailey has returned from St. Paul. Andy Danaher of Tenstrike is in the city. Miss Marie Gardner of Minne apolis is visiting her sister. Mrs. Chas. Knopke. Miss Marion Chandler of Minneapolis is a guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Brooks. She expects to remain in the city for about three weeks. VOLUME 1. NUMBER 92. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY. AUGUST 7, 1903. REACH N0RTR0ME SEPTEMBER 1 Construction of Minnesota & International Is Progress ing Rapidly. H0VEY JUNCTION' BRANCH WILL ALSO BE COMPLETE THEN. Passengers Can Ride to North ome After First of Next Month. The Minnesota & International, which is pushing north and northeast from Bemidji toward the international boundary, ex pects to have its line into North ome, the new town 15 miles north of Blackduck,completed by Sept. 1 and in operation. Another 12 miles of track from Hovey Junc tion, six miles north of Black duck, in a northwesterly direc tion toward Red Lake, will be completed at the same time. General Manager Gemmell ad vises the state railroad and ware house commission that passen ger and freight tariffs over the new construction have been filed, and that the line will oe ready for inspection after the first of next month. On Mr. Gemmell's invitation the mem bers of ftte commission will make a trip over the new line soon after the opening- of regular service. PROTESTS FILED The Sale of Cass Lake Pine Is Still Attracting Attention. A dispatch from Washington states that protests are being re ceived by the interior depart ment from citizens inthe northern part of Minnesota, against any extension of time for the sales of timber on the Chippewa Indian reservation which are now sched uled to be held in 1905 and 1907, Assistant secretary of the Inter ior Ryan and Land Commissioner Richards are wrought up over a story printed in a Twin City paper to the effect than an agree ment has been reached with lum bermen as to an extension of the time for the sale of this timber under the Morris act. Secretary Ryan said yesterday that Commissioner Richards and himself have the question under consideration, and their decision will be made to conform to the best interests of all parties con cerned. Geo. Ostrander of Tenstrike is in town. A want ad in the Daily Pioneer is a winner. Try one. C. B. Joy of Chicago is visiting with Chas. Folker today.- W. L. Brady of Grand Falls is taking in the sights of the city today. The Daily Pioneer] want col umns are eood result getters. Try them. M. A. Rogalen, of Turtle River, secretary of the Selkce Land and Mercantile Co., is here on bus iness today. Mrs. Jennie Wood of Washing ton has returned to her home after an extended visit here with her sister, Mrs. Grant. Oie Peterson, for some time past connected with Schneider Bros.' Clothing store, has ac cepted a position in Barney Bur ton's store at Little Falis. THE DAILY PIONEER. \V (f E[S ALE A N RUE A I.L SMASH IN STOCKS W/^LL 1 ER STREET IS GIVEN ANOTH- VERY HARD SHAK- ING UP. TWO BIG FIRMS GO UNDFR MAKES A TOTAL OF SIX FAILURES IN THE LAST ELEVEN DAYS. ATMOSPHERE BEING CLARIfiLD SOLID MEN SMILE, BUT OTHERS FEAR MORE LARGE FAIL- URES. New York, Aug. 7.Urgent liquida tion carried.Jthe entire Becurity market down yesterday and there were indi cations later in the day that the de moralization In stocks was affecting other markets adversely. The cotton market in particular breaks heavily under what appeared to be vigorous liquidation from clique sources. To the weakness of the gen eral Wall street situation was attrib uted the large selling of wheat that took place in the grain market. Two mare failures, making a total of six in the last eleven days, were recorded yesterday, when Sharp & Bryan and Hurlbutt, Hatch & Co. announced their Inability to meet their obliga tions. Neither failure occasioned the slightest surprise in fact both had been discounted for a week or more. The day's business can best be sum marized bjr the statement that almost four score of stocks, fully two-thirds of the active list, touched The Lowest Record reached during the present movement, which had its inception last Septem ber. At the close of the day some of the solid interestsand it is suggested bat these Interests have been "out of he market" for weeks past, save here and there when support was most necessary spoke reassuringly, and they declared that the financial atmos phere was being clarified but Wall street as a whole could see no silver Hning In the clouds, much less a -olden one. Other failures were con fidently predicted, and the names of several important firms were men tioned as among those in financial straits. A sharp break in sterling ex change during the day was coupled vith the suggestion that at. least one -ternatlonal banking house had been aking desperate efforts to borrow :oney abroad. Officers of leading lo il banks and trust companies de ined to discuss the situation except y express confidence as to the sound condition of financial institutions. According to the statement of the as signee, Sharp & Bryan's liabilities are about $5,000,000. mostly secured. No statement regarding the affairs of Hurlbutt, Hatch & Co. was obtainable. LATTER DAY ROMANCE. Ex-Convict Steals His Friend's Wife by Force and Runs Away. Portland, Or., Aug. 7.Harry Riley, an ex-convict who was released from the Salem penitentiary yesterday, beat Elliott Parkhurst and forced Mrs. Parkhurst, daughter of the former warden of the peni'.'-ntiary, and a niece of ex-Gov. T. T. Geer, to run away with him. Parkhurst knew Riley while a prisoner, as he was formerly a depu ty sheriff of this county, and had ofLen visited the penitentiary. He met Riley at the depot when he was released for good behavior from a flve-year sen tence for burglary, took him to the kali same and in every way was treatr FRED C. SMYTH, President TH0S. P. SMTH. Sec.-Treas. D. C. SMYTH. Manager BEMIDJ I MERCANTIL E CO Opposite the Old Court House Groceries, Flour, Hay and Grain Phone 2 I 5 lug him as a irtenri. While walking home with Mr. and Mrs. Parkhurst in the evening. Riley suddenly turned upon Parkhurst and administered a se vere beating. Thert, according to Tarkhurst's statements he was robbed by the powerful ex-cn\'io and forced to run for his life.' Riley hailed a passing hack and was driven away with the woman. Neither has been seen since. It is believed that Riley fell in love with the -warden's piwty daughter while he was a prisoner. MANY OFFICERS RESIGN. Men of All ^Grades Find the Life Un satisfactory for Various Reasons. Washington, Aug. 7. During the last seven months twenty-nine officers have resigned from tho army. Of this number but six were West Pointers. They ranged in rank from brigadier general to second lieutenant. Some resigned to look after business inter ests, but some withdrew because they found they were not .fitted for the ser vice and did not care for the life. The resignations previous to the Spanish war were comparatively few. In 1S97 only seven surrendered their commis sions, while in 1002 the voluntary with drawals numbered fourteen. Stole From the Mint. Philadelphia, Aug. 7.Robert J. Kil patrick, employed as a laborer at the United States mint in this city, has been arrested by secret sorvice opera tives, charged with stealing 858 silver dollars from a mint vault. Two Physicians Drowned. Cleveland, Ohio, Aug. 7.Dr. Adolph Cuddell and Dr. Ernest K. Luetz, two prominent young Cleveland physicians, were drowned in Lake Brie, off the Germ an-American club house last evening. STORM HURTS CROPS. Wind and Rain Cauaes Heavy Loss to Marshtield, Wis., Aug. 7.A severe wind am. rain .i, i:, accompanied by thunder end lightning. Grain is badly lodged a,B a result of the storm, and will not be likely to straighten up agoln, as It was well headed and top-heavy. Winona, Minn.Farmer* in this vi cinity, and especially across the river in Wisconsin, suffered damage to thilr grain fields to the extent of thousands of dollars by the severe rain and wind storm that passed over thus section at an early hour yesterday morning. Many fields of standing grain were leveled and there will be great diffi culty in harvesting it. New Richmond, Wis. Wind, rain, hall and lightning did considerable damage in this region last night. Crops in some districts suffered disastrous ly, particularly corn. Lightning struck a number of places. HEAD PULLED APART. Awful Dtath of a Workman Among Mill Machinery. Little Falls, Minn., Aug. 1,The first fatal accident in the Pine Tree mills in thirteen years occurred last even ing. Peter Seebava, a Pole, aged about forty-five, who feeiia a planer, had stopped the machine and was oil ing up when he was caught by the belt running on the loose ptilly and be tween that and the stationary pulley was instantly killed. The part of his head above the lower jaw was pulled off and the body was so wedged in the machinery that a shaft had to be tak en out in order to extricate the re mains. Every bone in his body wa3 broken. ATTACKS BOND ISSUE. East Grand Forks Said to Be Already at the Debt Limit. Crookston, Minn., Aug. 7.Suit has been begun here in the district court before Judge Grindeland asking that a permanent injunction 1)9 issued agaiaat tfce oit# of East Grand Forks. THINGS GOOD O EAT si TEN CENTS PER WEEK. (yiuuiDiiiiig me cny rrom issuing the $15,000 worth of bonds for the build ing of the water works Tlie petition er for the injunction. J. Hureel, al leges that the city bas all the bonded indebtedness which the law allows. FATE FOLLOWS THEM. Three Sohs in One Family Meet Death by Drowning. Sioux City, Iowa, Aug. 7.N. Jourfk er of Orange City, Iowa, has just lost the third sou by drowning. Jacob Jounker. asr^l twenty-three, lost hta life yesterday while bathing in the West Branch creek. The Jounker parents lost two other sons by drown ing recently. HOMESTEADER MURDERED. Tragedy Occurs in Itasca County Mctive for Killing Not Known. Grand fUipIds, Winn., Aug. 7.P. L. Vance of Moose Lodge, ou the Big Fork river, Itasca county, wired from Bena that Henry Kehring, a German, homesteader In the Big Fork valley had been shot and killed by William Coddington at the former's claim. Sheriff Holihan and Coroner Russell left on the noou train for the scene ol the tragedy. The sheriff wired here later that Coddington has given him self up to the local authorities. The motive for the killing is not yet known. Kehring was sixty-five years of age, of quiet disposition and very popular wltli all who knew him. Cod dington Is thirty-eight years old and resides on his father's claim. It Is re ported here that he has been a hard drinker and Is disposed to quarrel. In fact he Is reported to be unbalanced mentally. STRENUOUS LOVEMAKINQ. Young Man With Revolver Hunts Recreant Sweetheart. La Crosse, Wis., Aug. 7. Enraged that his sweetheart, Miss Pearl Dick erson, should be escorted by Walter Burdick, his most bitter rival. John Michelson of Mabel, Minn., a few mile* west of here, yesterday procured a rev reiver and pursued the couple through the streets of the village, creating in tense excitement. All shots went wild, and as the erased lover drew upon i them, preparing to fire again, be was overpowered by the village marshal and several citizens who were called upon for assistance. The crowd es I corted Michelson to the outskirts of i the village and warned him not to re turn. ATTEMPTED TRAIN WRECKiN* Dynamite Is Placed on the Track and the Engine Is Badly Damaged. Helena, Mont., Aug. 7.An attempt was made one mile west of Bozeman to wreck a Northern Pacific train with dynamite. Engine 29, pulling a west' bound train, was wrecked by an ex plosion which broke the headlight, shattering the windows of the cab and otherwise damaged the locomoQF/e. Engineer Dean was not injured. The perpetrator of the outrage is supposed to be the same parson who tried to blow up a Northern Pacific bridge over the Yellowstone river at Livingston Sunday. VERY ORDERLY LYNCHING. Murderer of a Little Girl Is Executed by a Mob. Asotin, Wa3h., Aug. 7.Despite the efforts of the victim's father, Sheriff Richards of Asotin county, who had sworn in twenty-five deputies to guard William Hamilton, a well-to-do fann er, the confessed murderer of Little Mabel Richards, was forcibly takea from the county jail shortly after mfd night and lynched by a mob of over a thousand men which had beea gather ing all day from all parts of the ccftia tjr. Before the lynching Hamilton con feeaee his guilt Advertise in the Pioneer.