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IN FIGHT WITH PHILIPPINE CONSTAEULARY. LADRQNFS ATTACK TOWN OF IBAJAIf SMALL POLICE FORCE ROUTED AND THIRTEEN OF THE RES- IDENiTS SLAIN. Manila, Oct. 13.Lieutenant Velas quez, with thirty men of the constab ulary, were attacked recently by 500 head hunters of Nueva Viscaya, and lost two men, alter killing fifty-three and wounding a large number of the head hunters. igK enemy were armed with rifles and l*jlos. The constabulary, under command f Velasquez, are reported to be suf fering from disease similar tc cholera. Eight ladrones have just been sen tenced here to be hanged and two to twenty-five years' imprisonment by Judge H. Sweeny. These men were captured in Bulucan and other prov inces of Luzon adjacent to Manila. A second body of ladrones are in the island of Panay, where they have attacked the town of Ibajay and killed thirteen of the inhabitants. There is only a small police force there. TOOK $10,000 IN CASH. Missing Philippine Officials Have N Been Captured. Manila, Oct. 13.When last heard of Herman and Johnson, the fugitive defaulters from the constabulary serv ice, were on their way to the island of Cagayanes. They had abandoned their tugboat at Asya, a small port in Negros Occidental, and had gone to Guimbald, on the southeast coast ot Iloilo, where they secured a large ves sel for their trip to Cagayanes. One of the native constabulary was still with them, the others having left at differ ent places en route. The shortage in cash of the commissary department money taken from the safe amounts upon investigation to $10,11011. SERIOUS SPANISH RIOT. Seven Persons Killed and Thirty-three Wounded at Bilbao. Bilbao, Spain, Oct. 13.As a result of the collision between socialists en gaged in a demonstration and a body of clericals seven persons were killed and thirty-three were wounded, some of the latter being mortally injured, including the manager of the Pueblo. a newspaper. Among, the wounded are Superior Louis Dautier of the Christian broth ers' schools. Revolvers were fired from the Catholic club and from the windows of the Church of St. Nich olas. The vicar of that church was arrested on the charge of shooting, several socialists and^a number of other priests were arrested charged with instigating, riots. During the fighting the anti-clericals threw a priest into the river. MUNICIPAL COUNCIL WIPED OUT. Seven Officials of Hungarian Town Kill Themselves. Vienna, Oct. 13.An amazing trag edy has taken place at Pezzer, a small municipality in Southern Hungary. The entire municipal council, consist ing of seven persons, all related to each other, committed suicide. It appears that an opportunity arose to sell a forest which was" municipal property. The council resolved itself on this occasion into a family selling council and secretly marie the sale. The seven divided the proceeds among themselves. At last, however, the whole affair was discovered in a dramatic manner, when, rather than face the conse quences of their action, the seven councillors held-a hurried meeting and then put. an end to their lives. WILL BE DEPORTED. Large Number of Chinese Rounded Up in Boston. Boston, Oct. i .Of the 350 or more Chinese taken into custody here Sun day because they could not produce registration certificates about 130 were released during I ho nigh!, friends hav ing placed the requisite papers before the federal authorities. The police say that most of the others probably will be deported. A large number claim that their certificates have been lost, but the act of congress makes no provision for such loss and in such cases, the authorities say, deportation must take place. KILLED BY BLAST. One Miner Dead and Another Seri ously Injured. Butte, Mont., Oct. 13.-^A premature blast on the 1,200-foot level of the West Colusa mine killed Anton Stucco and seriously injured Joseph Romano, both men being peppered with fine rock. While Stucco was disemboweled, his body being torn open. Romano narrowly missed instant death and was in an awful condition when taken to the hospital. Sues for Oil Inspector's Fees. Nevada, Mo., Oct. 13.Attorney General Crow has instituted a suit here asking judgment for $11,500 against R. B. Syeed, ex-coal oil in spector of St. Louis, which amount plaintiff asserts was collected during Speed's term and withheld by him in violation of the act passed by the leg islature of 1899 defining the compensa tion of oil inspectors. Increase for Sheep Butchers. Chicago, Oct. 13.An agreement has been reached between the sheep butchers and the packers, by which the men will receive an increase of 25 cents a day. About 3,000 men in the packing centers of the country are benefitted. Their wages now range from $2 to $4.75 a day. FIFTY-THREE LOSE THEIR LIVES RUSGO-JAPANESE SITUATION BE FEAR WAR IS IMMINENT! GINNiNG TO CAUSE ALARM IN GREAT BRITAIN KAY BE FORCED TO TAKE A HAND ALLIANCE WITH JAPAN LIKELY TO COMPEL ENGLAND TO ACTIVELY ASSIST. London, Oct. 13 In spite of the re assuring statements of the foreign office and Baron Hayashi, the Japan ese minister, the frequent reiteration that hostilities between Russia and Japan are imminent, the mysterious movements of the Russian and Japan ese fleets and the excited state of pub he opinion in Japan are beginning to cause disquiet in Great Britain, which, by reason of her alliance with Japan, is so intimately concerned in any ac tion which the latter may take in the Far East. Only the most sanguine persons believe that in the event of hostilities they could be kept within the limits which would free Great Britain from her obligation to support her Japanese ally. Even Baron Hay ashi, who heretofore has ridiculed all suggestions of war, is not so optimis tic. Indirectly he admits the possi bility of war by expressing the hope that in the event of a crisis Japan will have the active sympathy of her ally, Great Britain. While refusing to credit the reports of an ultimatum having been deliv ered Baron Hayashi admitted that the diplomatic situation had changed since Oct. 8 and that developments may have arisen from the failure of the Russians to fulfill their engage ment to evacuate Manchuria on that date. He, however, had heard noth ing from his government on the sub ject. Chefoo, the source of the latest alarming news, is several hundred miles from Masanpho, so the reports of Japanese military movements there are likely to be a repetition of similar i stories circulated last week, which later accounts minimized. I JAPANESEOCCUPY MASANPHO. Official Declaration of War Expected Shortly. Berlin, Oct. 13.A dispatch from Shanghai to the Frankfurter Zeitung states that news has reached there from Chefoo to the effect that the Jap anese have occupied Masanpho and that an official declaration of war is expected. St. Petersburg, Oct. 13.Significance is attached here to the fact that the Official Messenger and the Journal de St. Petersburg print the Berlin Lokal Anzeiger's dispatch 'relating to the movement of the Russian fleet and the possible coincident landing of Rus sian and Japanese troops in different parts of Korea. Several newspapers publish reviews of Japan's military and naval strength. The cancellation of the projected visit of the czar to Rome is said to be due to the attitude of the Italian So cialist press and Socialist deputies. London, Oct. 13.The foreign office says it has no confirmation of the re ports of Japanese military movements at Masanpho. NEGOTIATIONS IN PROGRESS. Japanese Minister Hopes for Peaceful Settlement. Washington, Oct. 13.Aside from extensive military preparations by both nations the Japanese legation here is not advised that either Russia or Japan has as yet committed any act of war. The Japanese minister is being kept constantly advised by cablegrams from Tokio of the situa tion and. realizing its gravity, he is moving with great caution. The nego tiato rs between Russia and' Japan, according to his advices, are still in progress and there is hope of a diplo matic settlenicuit of the questions at issue. The representatives of this govern ment in the capitals of Russia, Japan and China have not advised the state department regarding recent develop ments and rumors of war over Man churia. CRISIS HAS BEEN REACHED. German View of Russo-Japanese Re lations. Berlin. Oct. 13,The relations be tween Japan and Russia have reached a crisis, according to the official view here. The exact nature of the diplo matic exchanges between the two gov ernments that brought out the pres ent tensity appears to be unknown at the legations of the two countries here or at the German legations at St. Petersburg and Tokio. although it is understood that Great Britain Is privy to Japan's movements. Bound for Chinese Waters. Port Said, Egypt, Oct. 13.The Rus sian battleship Czarevitch and the Russian armored cruiser Bayan ar rived here during the day bound for Chinese waters. The Czarevitch pro ,ceeded. RESULT OF THE FLOOD. New York Suffering From a Serious Milk Famine. I N"ew York, Oct. 13.Owing to the interruption of railroad traffic by the floods this city is suffering from its most serious milk famine since the big blizzard of 1SSS. Conservative esti juates are that but one-tenth the nor mal supply is being distributed and several days must elapse before condi tions are again normal. The dairy men are discriminating in favor of families where there are babies, so that many of them are using con densed milk as a substitute. STEEL STOCKS HAMMERED. New Low Records for Both Common and Preferred. New York, Oct. 13,IN'OW low rec ords wore made by United States Steel common and preferred at the opening of }he stock market and th-i rest of the list was weal in sympathy. Steel common sold from 13% to 1.3% The opening sale of Steel preferred was a block of 3,000 shares at 59. Then in lots of 200 to 800 shares it fell to 58^ Some support was shown in the next lot of 5,000 shares at 59, but soon after the stock receded once more and fcy the end of the first half hour was sell ing at 58%. which is a point beneath the previous day's close. In the middle of the second hour another drive was made against the Steel stocks and the common came out in a string of 4,fi00 shares, selling down to 12V2- Shortly before noon the preferred stock was off to "7% arr^ the bonds were down 1% below the previous day. There was a moderate in the first hour of the afternoon session, even the Steel stocks making slight fractional recoveries. Some of the other industrials, however, went lower than before and the tape indicated that some of these issues ere being sold regardless of market values. The standard railroad shares showed some independence of movement, with a fairly firm undertone, but the absence of buying power was still a marked feature. There was considerable short covering in the last hour and the clos ing was fairly strong. MAY BOYCOTT FLOOR. Federation of Labor Takes a Hand In Minneapolis Strike. Minneapolis, Oct. 13.Vice Presi dent Kidd of the American Federa tion of Labor is conferring with strik ers and millers to bring about a recon ciliation if possible. If Mr. Kidd finds it impossible to effect a settlement the Federation of Labor will declare a boycott throughout the country. During the night stones were thrown through the windows of the Consolidated company's Northwestern mill. No one was hurt, but the em ployes were considerably frightened. The Pillsbury company announced it would start the A mill during the morning, but was unable to do so for lack of men. Striker William Monahan had an arm broken by being struck with a bar of iron in the hands of Sidney Gerard, a Humboldt mill employe. DEMANDS AGAIN REFUSED. Chicago Street Car Men Want More Pay and "Closed Shop." Chicago, Oct. 13.Renewed refusal to grant the demands of employes for increased wages and the exclusive employment of union men was given by the Chicago City Railway com pany. C. O. Pratt, general organizer, and a committee of three Amalga mated Street Railway Employes called at the offices with authority of the company's employes to order a refer endum votfeggiftto the advisability of a strike unlessrnuie company reconsid ered an adverse answer t'o the de mands. General Manager McCulloch told the committee that the "closed shop" and the wage increase could not be conceded. Mr. McCulloch, however, repeated his offer to submit the whole case to arbitration. THREE BOYS DROWNED. Youthful Hunters Lo.~e Their Lives by Capsizii.g of Boat. Willmar, Aiiun., Oct. 13.While out hunting Alin Birch, the sixteen-year old son of Postmaster Birch of this place, and two companions, Arthur Cramer, fourteen years of age, and eighteen-year-old Palmer Telstad were drowned. The three boys with their dog at tempted to cross Foot lake in a light hunting boat during a heavy storm. Later in the day the dog returned without the boys and a searching party started for the lake, in the mid dle of which they found the overturned boat. No one knows whether the boat was capsized or whether the boys lost their oars, as no one saw the accident. Searching parties are dragging the lake and sixteen sticks of dynamite have been used, which brought up the body of young Birch. fcSUL.Lt IS WEKE i One Man Killed and Three Injured in Tennessee Fight. Columbus. Tenn., Oct. 13.In a fight which started at a dance between William Wink and Reinhart Hilde i brand Wink was killed, Hildebrand was shot in the neck and probably fa I tally wounded Joe Becker, a spec I lator, was shot in the leg and Beuo Hildebrand was badly beaten about I *he head. Whites and Negroes Quarrel. Paducah, Ky., Oct. 13.Tom Hall, a negro, was shot through the arm and a white man named Childress was shot over the heart and fatally in jured in a quarrel between negroes and whites at Kevil. The trouble be gan when the negroes .ordered the white people to remain oft their part of the railroad platform. Killed by an Explosion. Titusville, Pa.. Oct. 13.Adam Cup ler. Jr., president of the firm of A. Cupler, Jr., & Co., manufacturers of nitroglycerin and oil well supplies, was instantly killed in East Titusville by the explosion of ten quarts of the high explosive. The accident is sup posed to have been caused by friction due to leaky cans. Inspector Ballentyne Arrested. Manila. Oct. 13.The collector, of customs has been advised of the" ar rest at Shanghai of W. D. Ballentyne, an inspector of customs at .Manila, ac cused of complicitly in the issuance of alleged fraudulent Chinese certifi cates. Point of vtew. "Hope springs eternal in the human breast," remarked the person with a mania for quotations. "Yes.' rejoined the morbid party, "and I suppose that's why the pool of disappointment is always slopping over I V THE PACIFIC OCEAN'S FLOOR. What Would Be Revelled if Watr Were Drained Off. Leslie's Weekly says: If the waters of the Pacific could be drained there would he revealed a vast stretch of territory, comprising enormous pla teaus, great valleys for which no par allels exist on the land surface, lofty mountains beside which the Himalaya and the Andes would look like hillocks and tremendous hollows or basins only to be compared with those on the face of the moon. While there are great mountains and huge basins or deeps, the plateau area3 are by far the most extensive. Rela tively speaking, the floor of the Pa cific is now at last revealed on the plateau areas in level. There are un dulations and depressions, but the gen eral area is about the same depth be low the surface. Soundings develop a mean depth of from 2,500 to 2,700 fathoms. In shoaler spots there is a mean depth of from 2,300 to 2,400 fathoms. Deeper spots show from 2,800 to 2,900 fathoms. WAS PRETTY DRY READING. How Teddy's Ambition Received Something of a Setback. For some reason desire for higher education had overcome Teddy. Tem porarily he felt keenly his own ignor ance, gloried in hearing about the lives of illustrious, self-made men, and for the first time realized his own short comings. He decided to emulate ex amples. The Encyclopedia Britannica, he thought, was a fairly well-informed authority, and if he'd read just a page or two of that every night, within'a few years he'd know about everything extant. "Well, my boy," asked his father an hour after the course had begun, "how do yon like it?" "I don't know," said Teddy. "Alge bra is mighty slow but alligators phew!" Warming the North Pole. A novel scheme for rendering the Arctic regions inhabitable has been advanced by a scientist, who proposes to widen Behring Strait and remove all obstacles to the entrance of the warm Japanese current, which he con siders then would pour down in suffi cient quantities to melt the ice of the Polar seas, thus reclaiming a vast em uire. Behring Strait is thirty-six miles wide at the narrowest part, with a depth of from thirty to forty fathoms, but the channel is obstructed by three imall islands. These he would re move, and would also get rid of those rocks and reefs along the coast which offer most impediment to the free ac cess of the current. French Commissioner Disgusted. Michel Lagrave, French commission er to the St. Louis exposition, arrived there recently with Mme. Lagrave, and inside of twenty-four hours was the most disgusted man in Missouri. There was no one to receive him at the d^pot and as he does not speak English he had much difficulty in get ting a carriage to his hotel. The cab man charged him $20 for the short drive to the hotel, where he waited until the next afternoon before his presence in town was recognized by anyone connected with the exposition. M. Lagrave declares that the steamer cannot take him back to France too quickly.Chicago Chronicle. Search fo- Prehistoric Horses. For two years past agents of Wil liam C. Whitney have been searching the western plains for relics of the an cestors of the present breed of horses. So far many interesting bones have been resurrected from their burial places in the rocks of the pre-Adamite ages. The horse, in its origin, had several varying prototypes. The Na tional History Museum in New York already specimens. Last autumn the dossil remains of a small herd of the species called the hipparion were dis covered in Nebraska. From them it is believed that a complete animal can be mounted. Misquotations. A correspondent sends the following popular misquotations: The absurd tautology, "Like angels' visits few (in- stead of short and far between Money is the root of all evil," for 'The love of money," a very different thine He remarks that it is curious that the late Dr. Patteson himself in his monograph on Milton falls into rhe snare of quoting "Fresh fields and pastures new." He suggests, also, that the use of the Italian phrase, in petto, as if equivalent to in miniature, is an other snare into which many authors fall. Matches Eight Inches Long. The latest luxury for the smokers' tray is the new English match that measures eight inches in length. Fifty of these fit a sumptuous silver and leather box, which, with the cigars, is set upon the table at the conclusion of a dinner party. One match will light from ten to twelve cigars or cigarettes. Sometimes, for the use of feminine smokers, these matches are made of Syrian cedars or aromatic East Indian woods and burn with the most delicious perfume. North Dakota Legislators. There are 140 members of the North Dak'ta legislature, and of them fifty oi.r p.H farmers and only two are law yer? Norwegians and their descend ants itre very largely represented in t..^ Jules ot North Dakota. The Largest Opera Houses. The Academy of Music, at New To'-k, will hold 4,700 people. The next biggest opera house is tha.t at Parma. In Italy. It is built of wood, anfi Will ho/d 4,500. Jay Reynolds Attorney-at-Law. Office Over Lttynberniehs Bunk I SHORT ROUTE FAST TIME -TO- A LL POINTS IN THE NORTHWEST AND ON THE PACIFIC COAST (Bemidj! Schedule.) TIME TABLE LOCAL TRAINS EAST BOUND No. 40.!.Park "Rapids. Line. .7:10a.m. 14...Duluth Express...12:27 p.m. 26 12 34a.m. "WEST BOUND 13 Fulton Line 3:26 p.m. '25 3:12 a.m. 39...Park Rapids Line..7:17 FULL INFORMATION FROM E. E. CHAMBERLAIN, Agent, Bemidji. Minn Sunshine in California From now on through the winter season there is no place so comfort ably warm and attract ive as California. The rates are low. Until November 30 only $32.90 VIA THE SUNSHINE ROUTE Through tourist car service every Tuesday morning from St. Paul and Minneapolis. The berth rate is ?6. Route is via the if), Milwaukee & St Pan uiway AND THE SANTA FE ROUTE For additional information write to W B. DIXON, N.W. A. 365 Kobert Street, ST. PAUX Few Motor Cars in Portugal. Motor cars as yet show no signs of being used in Portugal. Last year only twenty were imported, of which eighteen were French, one English and one German. The bicycle trade is also languishing only 572 bicycles were Imported in twelve months222 from the United States, 151 from Prance and 35 from the United King dom, The population cf Portugal is about the same, as that of London. London's Army of Morses. In a recent par or cm "Electric Auto mobiles," read bolore the Institution of Civil Engineers, Mr. H. F. Joel stated that in London alone there were over 16,000 licensed hovt-e-carriages, apart from private vehicles, trades men's vans, etc., and it was estimated that over 200,000 horses were stabled each night in London, necessitating the daily removal of more than 5,000 tons of manure and retuso. Many Favor Universal Language. "Esperanto," an artificial language made by Dr. L. Zamenhof for a uni versal language, has gained 80,000 ad herents, among them members of the French Institute, professors in conti nental universities, Count Tolstoi and W. T. Stead. Its object, as stated by a writer in Le Monde Moderne, Paris, is: "To furnish people who need to communicate with foreignerstravel ers, scientists and business menthe way to a mutual understanding with out necessity of resorting to the study of many foreign languages." The New Chinese Min'tster. Rev. William E. Griffis corrects a published statement that Sir Chen tung Liang Cheng, the new Chinese minister, is a graduate of Yale. He merely studied there, being one of 120 students brought to this country by Yung Wing. The minister ex plains that the first part of his name, Chentung, corresponds to the Ameri can John. The middle part, his fam ily name, is pronounced Leeang. His title, about which there has been a good deal of talk, was bestowed by the British government after the au thoritles of his own country had con I senwd that he accent it. Livery Stable A. M. BAGLEY SUCCESSOR TO J. J. J1XKIXSOX New Carriages and Good Horses New and Second Hand Carriages For Sale BEMIDJI MINN. CHARLES H. BABBITT Washington, D. C. 933 MASS. AVE. INT. W Attorney in Land Cases. All kinds of business before the U. S. Land Department. 17 years in tJ. S. General Land Office. 9 years in actual practice. REFERENCES: Hon. Knute Kelson, U. S, Senate. Hon. Moses E. Clapp, U. S. Senate. 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