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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 130.
BOOSTER'S CRO W SILENCED 1 Nymore Election Case Dis missed in District Court This Morning. BURNS SAYS HE IS NOT YET READY TO GIVE UP. And That Defeat is Merely Tern porary Not so, Says Mr. Glidden. From present indications the work of the petit jury may last intp next week. There is still considerable business to come before it. The Nymore election contest case, which has attracted considerable attention, was short lived. On motion of County At torney Liou-d, representing the i defendants, the case was dis missed without trial. The case is out of the jurisdiction of the court, it appears, and there were some teehnacalities of law which prevented a hearing being given. The plaintiff, Joseph Burns, says that the case will not be dropped, but that it will begone at in a little different way. The county attorney claims that a village election cannot be contested, and that the case is practically set tled, whatever action is taken. E. 0. Glidden, president of the village of Nymore, at whom, with his brother officers the suit was idirected, is jubilant over today's victory. To the Daily Pioneer today he said: 'The rooster has crowed him self to defeat. There has been a :good deal of crowing all along on the other side, but we have been laying low, feeling confi dent that we would come out easy victors in the end, for they have absolutely no grounds upon which to base their allegations. I desire to state now, however, ithat brother officers and myself were elected fairly and squarely. We stooped to no underhand methods, all charges to the con trary notwithstanding. We feel that Mr. Burns has been alto gether too fast and open with his charge of unfairness." This .afternoon the case of Joseph Berry vs. Olie C. Fred rickson, charging with setling fire to the plaintiff's hay, is on trial. The case of the Land, Log & Lumber Co. vs. Godbout went to -the jury shortly before noon. It is a trespass case, the facts of -which are well known. Polk Gazetteer. George. I. Hudson, represent ing the R. L. Polk Co., is in town in the interests of the gazetteer .published by his company, and not for the purpose of arranging for the publication of a Bemidji directory as announced. This is the twenty-eighth year of the publication of the K. L. Polk & Co.'s Minnesota, North and South Dakota and Montana Gazetteer and Business Directory. J. T. Johnson of Funkley is in the city. TEST RULING The Swamp Land Decision Not Agreeable to Many Interests. "The recent decision of the secretary of the interior in re gard to the state swamp lands will be carried into the courts by some Duluth men interested in the lands of this county," said a Duluth land office attorney yes terday. "The secretary's decision says that all contents in regard to state swamp lands shall be de cided by the field notes of the surveyors, except such contests as were brought before the an nouncement of the secretary's stand in the matter. "This practically prevents all contents against state swamp lands, and much valuable land that might be thrown open to settlement is reserved to the state. "Formerly contests were de cided by, the testimony of ex pert witnesses who had visited the land and examined its charac ter. The law provides that all lands which contain more than 50 per cent of marsh or swamp lands are thus withdrawn from settlement to be disposed of by the state in whatever manner the state officials think best. "Until the recent decision of the secretary it was possible to bring contests against these lands, and if it could be proved by the testimony of expert wit nesses that the land was less than 50 per cent swamp it would revert back to the government, and homesteads or stone and timber claims could be filed on it." E. J. WILLITS The real estate man, can sell you a home so cheap that it will be wise to buy now instead of paying rent. Seven-room house and 50 foot lot across from school, 2,000. Six-room house, 50 foot corner lot, one block from city hall, $1,750. Six-room house, 50 foot lot, 81,250. Five-room house, -40 foot lot, on Irvine avenue near lake, $775. Four-room house, 25 foot lot, in hospital block, easy terms, 575. Four-room house, Presbyterian church block, easy terms, 1625. Four-room house, 25 foot lot, two blocks from school, cash, 8475. Fifty-foot residence lot near Mr. Ludington's residence, easy terms, $450. Snaps in vacant lots too num erous to mention. Please call and see me. 129-30-31 WISCONSIN Klvtri Farm is RiSINO. Residences Are Surrounded by Water. Portage, Wis.. Sept. 22.The Wis consin river yesterday reached a stage of 12.2 feet at the government lock, when the city levee on the west side of the river broke, and the entire district between the Wisconsin river bridge and ffie Baraboo river, cov ering a space of six miles, is one sea of water. Seven hundred feet of newly built city levee was washed away. Farm residences in the district are entirely surrounded. Hundreds of acres of potatoes, corn and millet are ruined. A special from Prairie du chien. wis., says that the Mississippi and the Wisconsin rivers have risen twenty-four hours. Crops on low lands along the Mississippi river above the city are being flooded and many acres of corn are already under water. FALLS FROM GRACE. Institute Patient Returns Intoxicated and Does Some Shooting. Sioux Falls. S. D., Sept. 22. The Keeley Institute in tbio cits was the IMMENSE LOSS Land Agent Tells Story of the Fury of the Recent Wind Storm. M.D. McEniry, special agent of the general land office of the United States, returned Satur day evening from an extensive cruise over the northern part of state. He captured seveial tim ber trespassers, but the most interesting thing he noted was the effects of the storm on the 12th instant. Reports from the entire timber bolt of Northern Minnesota pronounce it the worst storm within the memory or tradition of the white man. The trees lay in a tangled mass over the entire northern half of the state. The loss will be hun dreds of thousands of dollars and may aggregate more than a million. Some idea ofthe havoc wrought may be gained from an occur rence which came under Mr. MC Eniry's notice while traveling by rail between Quiring and Black duck, a distance of 18 miles. Crews of men left Blackduck and Quiring Monday morning well provided with axes and other lumbermen's weapons to clear the wagon road between the towns. They met Thursday afternoon. Each crew had been nearly four days clearing nine miles of road. All along the American side of the Lake of the woods and the Rainy River the damage was ter rible. Several boats on the lake were swamped and the oldest in habitant could remember noth ing like the uestructiveness of the "storm. Wagon roads are compietely blocked and it will take weeks for some of them to be cleared in the sparsely settled localities. scene or an attempted murder. E. E. McPeeka. a one-armed man whose home is at Gary, S. D.. and who had been a patient of the institution, abandoned his treatment and took away his effects preparatory to return ing to his home. He became intoxi cated, and. returning to the institu tion, opened fire with a revolver on members of the staff and patients who were seated on the veranda. One of the bullets struck, William Skowis. a patient from Inwood, Iowa. Physi cians state that the wound is not dangerous. McPeeka eluded the of ficers all night, but he went to police headquarters in the morning and sur rendered. CROP REPORTS ARE BETTER. Rain and Frost Did Not Inju-e Grain As Much As Was Feared. Crookstori, Minn., Sept. 22.Thresh- ing lias again been generally r"- med throughout the valley. The damag to wheat is not as heavy as waf first anticipated. While the shocks and stacks have been badly blown to pieces, the weather of the past three days has been ideal for drying the grain. The machines have been busy and the grain threshed from the shock is not as'badly bleached and softened by the rain and storm as was at first anticipated. The -wheat generally has been injured a grade. Wheat which was grading No. 1 hard before the wet weather is row only grading No. 1 Northern. However, the differ ence in price occasioned by the wet weather over the Northwest has so far compensated for the loss in grade, and the farmers have realized quite as much from the grain after the storm as before. CARS DEMOLISHED. Rock Island Freight Train Wrecked at Northfield. Northfield, Minn., Sept. 22. The Rock Island north-bound freight was wrecked in the Milwaukee yards here yesterday morning. The wreck was caused by a defective switch. The engine passed safely and kept the track, but the tender and eight cars were derailed. A car of merchandise which was standing on the house track was struck by the falling cars and the end of the car was demol ished. Of the derailed cars, two, a car of barley and one empty, were demolished and the barley was strewn across EBe main track and the house track. A wrecking train was sent for and the track has been cleared. THE DAILY PIONEER. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA.. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1903 LOCA INTEREST Gen. Torrance,Suggested forVice President, Father of Be midji Attorney. The announcement made in the Minneapolis Journal to the effect that General Eli Torrance was to receive the backing of the old soldiers of the West for Roose velt's running mate next year is of particular interest to Bemidji. for Attorney Graham M. Tor rance, law partner of John P. Gibbons, is a son of General Torrance. The political situation was thoroughly discussed by the Grand Army men at their recent national encampment, at San Francisco. It was unanimously agreed that Roosevelt should be the Republican nominee for president. It was also agreed that the candidate for vice pres ident should come from the west or northwest, and that he should be an old soldier. A long list of names was canvassed thorough ly, and it finally sifted down to the selection of General Eli Tor rance as the available candidate for vice-president. Department Commander Smith of Kansas, in speaking of the record of General Torrance, said: Council Meeting. Little business of interest was brought up at the meeting of the council last night. The usual bunch of bills was acted on. A resolution calling for the con struction of a sidewalk on the west side of Irvine avenue be tween Third and Eleventh street was adopted. PALMIST Madame Brown, the celebrated palmist, has locat ed in the Achenbach building east of the Remore hotel. Have your fortune told. She tells you your past, present and future everything you want to know. Price 50 cents. Don't miss this opportunity. Mr. McDonald is in town from Bullhead Lake. Frank Snyder and wife left today for Pensacola, Florida, Mr. Snyder's interest in the ab stract business has been pur chased by P. S. Arnold, it is reported. "He was commander-in-chief of iture puts you inclose touch with the national G. A. R. two years ago, and is known from ocean to ocean. He has accomplished more for the benefit of the old soldiea than any other comman der-in-chief before or since. His war record is good. He is law yer of great a'lXlhy and has served on the bench of Minne sota. As an orator he is among the best, and he ranks with Roosevelt as a writer." IT PAYS J. Willits Gets Good Results From Advertisements in Dailv Pioneer. "It pays to advertise in the Daily Pioneer," said EL.). Willits, the real estate man. yesterday. "That little ad of mine which I had inserted the other day has already netted me 50 clean cash and results are still coming in." Mr. Willits was so welt satis tied with the results obtained that he contracted for more space in which to advertise his bar gains in real estate. The Pioneer is read by everyone. Advertise ments inserted in it arc sure to bring satisfactory results, Mr. Willits has real bargains in real estate. He knows the people want to know about them and by advertising in the Pioneer he adopts the one and only method of bringing the bargains to .their attention. Why is it that Daily Pioneer want ads bring such good results? Walter Harris, Andy Danaher and R. Denihgton are down from Tenstrike. The smallest want ad is care fully read each day by hundreds of people. A few cents' expend those hundreds. BALFOUR LOSES TWO MORE. Resignations From British Cabinet Are Now Completed. London, Sept. 22.-Lord Balfour of Burleigh, secretary for Soul land, and Arthur Ralph Douglass Elliot, finan cial secretary- to the treasury, have resigned and their resignations \iv been accepted by the king. Mr. Elliot was not In the cabinet. These two resignations make a total of four va cant cabinet posts and one secretary ship at Mr. Balfour's disposal. With the resignation of Lord Balfour and Financial Secretary Elliot, both strong free traders, It Is understood that the ministerial resignations are completed and apparently the I)uk of Devonshire has decided to remain in the cabinet. MAYOR HITS THE MARK. He Kills Two Indians Who Were Threatening His Son. Fori Smith, Ark., Sept, 22 Judge Russell, mayor of (Jans, hid. T.. shot and Instantly killed Puck Martin ami Jim Shots, Cherokee Indians, who were advancing with knives en a sou of the mayor. .Mayor Russell inter fered and the men attacked him. He find and both men fell dead. Russell was city marshal last year- and raided a ganfbling house conducted by Hhoia and Martin. Vessel a Complete Wreck. St. John's, N. P., Sept. 22. The French fishing vessel Aiglon went ashore at Cape 'Ray yesterday within two miles of the spot win re the Brit ish steamer Topaze was wrecked yes terday. The vessel is a complete wreck. The crew escaped. Lake Boat Wrecked. Kewaunee, Wis.. Sept. 22. Tho schooner Dawnlight, owned and sailed by Capt. Kiewan, ran ashore south of Harbor Piers and Is a total loss. The crew was rescued by the life savers. FRED C. SMYTH, President THOS. P. SMYTH, Sec.-Treas. D. C. SMYTH, Manager BEMIDJ I MERCANTIL E CO. Opposite the Old Court House Groceries, Flour, Hay and Grain Phone 2 1 5 TEN CENTS PER WEEK. TERROR TURNED LOOSE An Alleged Triple Murderer in Nebraska Adopts Harry Tracy's Tactics. BIG POSSE O TRAIL AND ES CAPE SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE. He Boldly Reveals His Identity and Compels People to Assist Him. Cowles. Neb., Sept. 22.Tom Madi son, the farm Rand who is charged with killing Mi'-v Payne, her daughter nmi gfftiuUintigfcUer, Is- Uaccorfalog Webster county. lie was seen several times Satur day, and in each case he told his identity and warned people uader the penalty of death not to tell of seeing him. He Is though*! to be Burrounrded in a cornfield near Inavale, and his capture fs expected. It seouns that two-thirds of She men in Webster county have Joined in the search and that escape Is impossible for him. The first man who met Madison was a livery%van of Red Cloud named Garney. Madison was heavily armed. Pointing his revolver at Unmey's head, Madison said: "I'm Tom Madison, the man those bloodhounds are after. Promise me you will not tell of seeing me. or I will Blow Your Head Off." Garney promised. He was allowed to drive on. Madison then wnt on to the home of a farmer named Itomkley and, after entering the house and threatening, to kill the whole family, he stole a team of horses and rode off. The fugitive" then went on to anoth er farm house when1 the family was just sitting down to dinner. He bold ly entered the house anil drew his re volvers He compelled them to serve him and he ate while threatening them with death If they did not obey his slightest command. Near Inavale Madison stopped three men on the road. He told them who ho was and made one of the men take off his shoos and trade with him. All the tobacco the men had was turned over to the fugitive He is desperate and a fierce fight Is expected. HIS HEAD CUT OFF. Man Killed and Another Fatally In jured in Acciuent on a Bridge. Grand Rapids, Mich., Sept. 22John Delater had hiw head cut off and John Manning was fatally injured last even ing by an accident on the Bridge street bridge The men were stand ing In the doorway of the baggage compartment of the coach, swinging their feet, when the car ran on to the bridge. Delator's feet caught In tho Iron work of the bridge and he wa"3* suddenly jerked from the doorway and was thrown beneath the wheels. Fie was decapitated. In falling he clutched Manning and partially dragged him from the ear. Ma"nhTng had one li broken and received other Injuries thai will result fatally. Population of Duluth. Duluth, Minn., Sept. 22.The pop ulation of Duluth. according to Stipt. C. B. Stanley of the Duluth Directory company, which has Just sent the new volume to press, is 74,325, an increase of JT.625 oyer last \'*'ar. Mtiea in a Freight Wreck. Urownsvill.', Pa. Sept. L'2. Two men were instantly killed in freight wreck on the Monongahela railroad at Bridgeport. THINGS GOOD O EAT