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New York, Oct. 20.The failure of
the Maryland Trust company of Bal timore caused a weak stock market. Liquidation was general, but the de cline in Baltimore and Ohio and Southern Railway preferred was at tributed directly to selling induced by the failures. Those stocks, United States Steel preferred and Amalga mated Copper were notably weak, but losses of 1 to over 2 points were quite general during the first hour. The industrials were conspicuous in the decline also. Selling by foreign houses owing to the renewal of un easiness over the Far Eastern situa tion and the financial conditions in London aggravated the weakness. T^O market fe1! BALTIMORE FAILURES SHAKE WALL STREET -Into a very dull PUBLIC WAS SURPRISED COLLAPSE SAID TO BE DUE TO EXTENSIVE LOANS TO RAIL- ROAD COMPANY. Baltimore, Oct. 20.The doors of the Maryland Trust company were closed during the morning to the great surprise of the general s^iblic, but not to financial circles, ^~st week the Maryland company had almost com pleted arrangements for a loan of $2,- 000,000 in London, but on Saturday afternoon, according to the admission of company officials here, the pros pective lenders abruptly withdrew from further negotiations. It was this failure to realize available funds which caused the suspension. There are many rumors rife as to the causes which brought about the failure, but according to a preliminary statement by the company officials and by Receiver Allen McLane the suspension is solely due to large loans advanced to the Vera Cruz and Pacific railroad. It is said that these loans aggregate in excess of 50,000,000. The Union Trust company, another large concern, suspended later in the day. Miles White, Jr., was appointed receiver~o the company. Firet Failure Causes Second. Miles White, Jr., the receiver, ,who is one of the vice presidents of the Union Trust company, states that the closing of the doors of that company was due to a run upon it by depos itors in consequence of the announce ment of the failure of the Maryland Trust company. It is stated that there are no business connections whatever between^the two suspended companies. The announcement of the failures caused intense excitement in financial and business circles. Bankers and financiers generally, however, com bined to allay whatever of panicky feeling was made manifest and by as surances that the troubles of the com panies were only temporary. Business was practically suspended on the Baltimore Stock Exchange dur ing the day. There was a large at tendance, but brokers, realising tho THE DAILY mid-session. The publication of rev assuring statements regarding the ex tent of the Baltimore financial trou bles helped to hold the market. The announcement of a ser-ond Baltimore failure, that of the Union Trust com pany, reawakened acute uneasiness and' the whole market fell violently again. Practically all of the active stocks lost 2 points or over. Losses reached 3 points in Southern Railway preferred, Southern Pacific, Amalga mated Copper and American Car, 3% in Baltimore and Ohio and Missouri Pacific, 314 in Illinois Central, 3 in Union Pacific and United States Steel preferred and 3% in General Electric and 8 in Westinghouse Electric. nervousness in nnanciai circies ai^ the hopelessness of offering stocks and bonds except at material reduc tions in prices, concluded not to force sales. Holders of securities were advised by bankers and brokers not to sacrifice their investments. FOUR PERSONS KILLED Collision of Trains on the Southern Railway. Washington, Oct. 20.A telegram was received at the headquarters of the Southern Railway in this city stat ing that a passenger train and a mixed train collided at Keysville, Va., at 6:15 a. m. Conductor Atwell, Flagman Dil lon and Fireman Daniel Pinchan were killed, as was also one railway mail clerk. One colored passenger suffered a broken arm and was badly cut about the face. C. D. Farmer, engineer of the passenger train, had his ankle broken and was badly bruised. Fire man Jackson of the same train was severely cut about the head. Baggage master Tyler of the mixed train had a shoulder dislocated and Engineer J. D. Tyler, who was a passenger on the mixed train, was severely bruised. ARE FINALLY OVERTAKEN. Insane Convicts Murder Their Guards and Escape. Berlin, Oct. 20.Eight convicts who were in the insane ward of the central prison at Halle, Prussia, overpowered two guards, smothered one of them to decth and badly wounded the other, took the keys and weapons and es caped to a neighboring forest. The fugitives were eventually over taken by their pursuers and, after they had shot one guard, they were finally captured in a nobleman's villa in which they had sought refuge. FOUR MEN KILLED. Run Over by Cars on Mahoning Valley Street Railway. Youngstowa, O., Oct. 20.Four men were run over and killed on the Ma honing Valley Street railway lines during the night. Two were caught on a trestle be tween this city and Struthers and two others, probably tramps, were sitting I on the track between Warren and I Leavittsburg. The motorman did not i notice the men until very close to i them and was unable to stop his car. Helena, Mont., Oct. 20.According to well authenticated reports the Northern Pacific Railway company is not alone in its troubles with the dynamiters, though it has so far been the only sufferer. For several days there has been a number of Great Northern secret service men in Hel ena and vicinity and it has developed that their mission is to try to locate the person who has sent the company a lottor lewian bl2.c.1:,raalL CRASH SUDDEN UNEXPECTED WORKMEN ON WRECKED SECTION NOT WARNED IN TIME TO MAKE THEIR ESCAPE. Pittsburg, Oct. 20.Eight men were killed, two are missing and four were badly hurt by the collapse of a trav eler crane on the Pittsburg end of the new Wabash railroad bridge over the Monongahela river. The dead are: ^W. J. McCloud, George Wells, G. W. Keitlinger, William Kempton, C. L. Fleming, Fred Sallinger, Frank Dalby and J. Campbell. The missing are Edward Morris and James Simmons. The bridge is of the cantilever pat tern, being constructed by the Ameri can Bridge company for the Wabash railroad, and is building from both sides of the river toward the center by means of overhead travelers. The men had been at work on the Pittsburg end but a short time when suddenly the traveler, which is pro jected beyond the finished part of the bridge, dropped and fell, landing on a section or trie bridge which was being placed in position. So unexpected anu suuaen was the crash that lev of the worKinen on tne wieckea section were warned in time to escape. The falling bridge landed on top of a barge ioau of steel anchored at the pier and several of the workmen there were carried down. John McTighe, a cousin of the su perintendent of police, who is a blacksmith's helper employed at the City machine shop, happened to be on the Monongahela whan watching the men at worn when the accident oc curred. McTighe, in giving a descrip tion of the accident, said: Eyewitness Describes Accident. "The men were preparing to ram in one of the pins on the bridge when the accident took place. Before 1 knew what had happened I saw the entire top of the traveler collapse and the next minute the men were falling through the air. One of the men who fell from the top of the structure alighted on his head on the barge and rebounded several feet, falling into the water. His crushed body was taken out later. "One man was at work some dis tance above the barge, having hold Of one qf toe roues which was used in VOLUME t. NUMBER 154. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1903. TEN CENTS PER WEEK. THE GREAT NORTHERN CONGRESS CALLED HIT FOR $15,000 me letter was mailed at Cascade and it demanded the payment of ?15,- 000. The railroad company was com manded to fly a signal if it acceded to the demand and was given until Tiies day evening. Oct. 20, to comply. If it did not comply then the amount of the blackmail would be raised to $30,000 and dynamite, the letter said, would be used on t^o rrjls. co'.iung. mngagea vt esc ipe. When the traveler snapped the hoisting engineer realized what had taken place. He opened the whistle of his engine and blew a' loud warning. This continued until the breaking sec tions of the bridge brought the steam pipes out of gear. His warning, how ever, had been heard by the foreman, who was in the middle, and by several men at work in the barges under neath the bridge. They scrambled to the planks and most of them got ashore. One of the men, in hasty flight, fell from one of the gangways and' had to swim ashore. The portion of the structure which gave way, allowing the men to fall into the river fully 200 feet below, is known as a "cantilever crane." The "traveler" does not fprm a part of the bridge structure itself but enables the placing of additional portions of the snan. ALDERMEN IN THE TOILS. Indictments Returned Agaimt [ylinne- y. apolis City Fathers. Minneapolis, Oct. 20.Pet.er Nelson, a Deinocrut, and Glaus Mumm, a Re publican, both members of tho city council, have .been arrested and ar raigned upon g:and jury indictments charging thorn with agreeing to accept a bribe. There is another indictment c"t against an ex-member of tho city cpmv cil in connection with the same dca) the above men were indicted upon. The charge is that tlio men agreed to accept a bribe of $1,200 from Jan ney. Semple, Hill & Co., a wholesale hardware concern, 'n return for which they would vote for the vacation of an alley running through the firm's prop erty at First avenue south and Sec ond street, The indicted men wore summoned to court and both men furnished bon.'s to the amount of $3,500 each and were released.! EDSON'S SHORTAGE $59,0C0. Statement by Pastor of New York City Church. New York, Oct. 20.Rev. John P. Peters of St. Michael's Protestant Episcopal church has announced tint the defalcation of church funds by Henry T. Edson, treasurer of the par ish, who killed Mrs. Fannie Pullrm and committed suicide several months ago, amounted to $59,000. Of this amount $10,000, the rector stated, has been returned to tho church by tho wife of Mr. Edson in making bver to tho church two life insurance pollcb 3. A part of the remainder will fall "upcri a bank through its liability in connec tion with tho forgeries. ARRESTED NEAR HELENA, i Alleged Leader of Northern Pau'.fic Dynamiters. Helena, Mont., Oct. 20.Isaac (ii.-. velle, a former convict and belloveo to be the leader of the gang of North ern Pacific blackmailers, is a pri3one in the Helena city jail, he having been captured in the mountains twen ty miles from this city by three spe cial officers. The officials declare they have sufficient evidence to secure 0:2voile's conviction. Gravclle has resided in this vicinity for years and boars an unsavory repu tation, having boon convicted of cat tle stealing and sent to prison. Minnesota Bank Robbed. Spring Grove, Minn., Oct. 20.Tho Bank of Spring Grove was broken into and robbed during th night. An en trance was effected by forcing the front cioor. The vault was blown rjjpen STvi was taken. about $1,000, all in silver, VISIT BUCKINGHAM PALACE. Alaskan Boundary Commissioners Re ceived by King Edward. London. Oct. 20.After a brief secret session the Alaskan boundary commissioners drove to Buckingham palace, where*they were received by King Edward. Ambassador Cheats accompanied the United States com missioners and introduf od them to the king, who had previously been in formed of the terms of the agreement reached by the tribunal. The king's receipt of the commis sion was a very simple affair. Ho con gratulated them on the conclusion of their labors, was especially cordial to the Canadians and to the Americans he said nice things about the United States. The award is now being engrossed. Baggagemen May Go Out. Dallas, Tex., Oct. 20.The strike of the Pacific express messengers is as suming a more serious phase. The baggagemen refuse to handle express matter and it is reported that they and other trainmen may strike in sym pathy. At Taylor. Tex., the American Express company discharged four men for refusing to handle Pacific Express ONEER. Washington. Oct. 20Evidence has! been collected by the bureau of immi gration, department of commerce'ami labor, of a systematic and extensive violation of the contract labor law. Commissioner General F. P. Sargent has submitted the evidence to the de partment of justice and has requested the attorney general to institute pro ceedings against tno aliened violators of the law. The case in hand involves hundreds of men, many of whom al ready are in this country. Others are en route to the United States and ex pected to arrive in a few days. Forty men who arrived in Philadelphia Sun day on the steamer Haverford are b^- ing detained as contract laborers and many others are expected on tho "White Star line steamer due in New York in a day or two. The men are Welsh miners and came to this country under an alleged agreement to work for the Ellsworth Coal company of Ellsworth. Pa. They were induced to come to this country by a firm in Pontypridd, South Wales, their attention being attracted by an advertisement inserted in severa' Welsh newspapers. The evidence indicates that man) miners came to the United States mi der an agreement to work for the Ell* worth Coal company at stipulated wages. Jones Bros, were the Welsh agents of the oonipuuy and to many of the immigrants they gave cardH guaranteeing them work with the com pany at wages stated in the agent's advertisement. Tho situation of some of the im ported miners is serious. Many of them have requested the bureau of irn mlgratlon to send them back to ^Yulcs, as they say the agreement under which they came hei|^ has not been kept. ADVISES A TRUE BILL. Case of Whitaker Wright Goes to the Grand Jury. Loudon, Oct. 20.The recorder, In charging the grand jury at tlio old Bailey, advised finding a true bill against Whitaker Wright, the com pany promoter, who was extradited from Now York to answer charges growing out of the failure of the Lon don and Globe Finance corporation, limited. Commenting on the "noble direc torate," Including the late Marquis of Dufforin, associated with Wright, the recorder said hoped the facts which had been disclosed would serve as "a solemn warning to persons of high standing against lending their names to commercial enterprises of which they had no practical knowledge and In which they become the prey of wicked men who, by means of their names, victimize tho public." ARRESTED IN CALIFORNIA. Alleged Defaulter in the Sum of $100,- 000 Captured. Oakland. Cab, Oct. 20.City Mar shal Rammage of Haywards- has ar rested William Cart hew in that place on a charge! of being a defaulter In the sum of $100,000. The arrest w:is rcmdr* on evidence submitted by II. It Erlekson of San Francisco. It is stated that Carthew was a confidential clerk in a bank in Now York and while acting )n that, capacity stele $100,000, which was squandered on a woman. It is claimed that he fieri from New York and came to Califor nia. Brickson had done business with Carthew in New York and recognizee! him an the missing bank clerk. Students and Faculty Quarantined. Clarksburg, W. Va., Oct.. 20.- One hundred students and the faculty of Broaddus college are confined in quar antine on account of a supposed case of smallpox at the Institution. This is a college controlled by the Baptists of West Virginia. The case is mild, but a rigid quarantine will be kept for some time, FLYING MACHINE'S SUCCESS. Flew for Two Hours but Landed in the Water. San Francisco. Oct. 20.Dr. August Gretfi surprised his friends, who have been ridiculing him for his invention of a flying machine, by sailing around in the air over Golden Gate for two hours. He attempted to land but mis calculated the distance and landed In the bay 200 feet from shore. Dozen Persons Injured. Iowa City. la.. Oct. 20The Rook Island limited, eastbound. crashed Into an extra freight, westbound, while running at a high rate of speed at Ox fr.rd, west of this city. A dozen per sons vj re slightly injured. IN SPECIAL SESSION Washington Oct. 20,President (is to convene November 9. The pro- r, i. i I I clamatiou sets forth the purpose of Roosevelt to^ay tssuetj a prvclaraa-J callingLtb ex aQiQar tion calling the fifty-eighth conjjressj be to considetrt thoer Cubavn commercia in extraordinary seasibni The sessiouj treaty. IN VIOLATION OF LAW "EESTORATION"WORK SYSTEMATIC AND EXTENSIVE IM- ZIONITES BEGIN HOUSE TO HOUSE PORTATION OF MINERS. CANVASS OF NEW YORK. Ellsworth (Pa.) Ccal Company Ac-j Dowie Gives Final Instructions to Hi? I cused of Bringing in Hundreds Four Thousand Disciples and of Men Under Contract. Starts for Wall Street. geasionisWl New York. Oct. 20.After attending an early service In Madison Square Qarden John Alexander Dowie's "res toration host." numbering nearly 4,000, began a house to house canvass or' the city. Before giving them his final in structions Dr. Dowte said: "I am going out to do a little res toration work myself and I won't be far from Wall street. Pray for in.'." The majority of the audience at the early service was composed of Zion ists. No lobes were worn. Dr. Dowie preached a sermon on "The Sin of Idolatry," with applications to pres ent, conditions. A "divine healing meeting" was held in the garden from 10:30 a. m. to noon, at which Mr. Dowie delivered an address on "The Opening of the Beautiful Gate of Divine Healing." NO FINAL ACTION TAKEN. Colombian Government Still Consider ing Canal Question. Washington, Oct. 20. Minister Beaupre, at Bogota, has informed tho stute department that tho Colombian government is still considering tho canal question and that the commit tee having the matter In charge has submitted a report upnu the extension of the concession to tho Panama Canal company from 1004 to 1910, 3'he dis patch Is ambiguous and the depart ment cannot say whether the commit tee has recommended the Invalidation of tho concession and a return to tho company of $1,000,000 which was paid for it, or whether it favors confirm ing their concession. Tho report is to bo printed and discussed in tho Colombian congress next week. Tho Colombian government not having ln tlmated that It desired to renow nego tiations for the construction of a canal this government will not act until It hast been determined that a reasonable time has been given tho government at Bogota to formulata and present a proposition. CONTEST AT AN END. Plant of Lake Superior Company in Receiver's Hands. Sault Etc. Mario, Mich., Oct. 20. Tho c-onti:- over tho ponaession ot the plant cl t.:-' Consolidated Lake Supe rior company ended duilng tho day when James Hie kncil. representing tho receiver, was given possession of tho keys o! ih" office building and all the subsidiary factory buildings. This peaceful surrender is the rosull of an agreement reached In New Youk^^fast Friday whereby all the directors and officials of the subsidiary companies resigned, their places being filled by Speyer & Co., who selected B. L, Fae kenthal, the present receiver, as presi dent of all the subsidiary bmpanies. In return Speyer & Co. have agreed to postpone the*dato of the sale of the securities of the company which they hold until Dec. 15. WILL REDUCE FIGHTING FORCE. Five Thcuaand Bulgarian Reservists to Be Disbanded. Sofia, Oc-t. 20.One class of Bul garian reservists, to the number of 5,000 men, is to be disbanded if Tur key follows suit other classes will bo disbanded. It is reported here that a lively agi tation is on foot to Induce the Mace donian refugees to emigrate to the United States. Constantinople, Oct. 20.In conse quence of the understanding arrived at between Tin key and Bulgaria the latter, it is stated here, has ordered the disbandment of 10,000 troops now on the frontier. Turkey must now, in accordance with the agreement, dis band 20,000 of her troops. EARTHQUAKE IN PERSIA. Two Hundred and Fifty Lives Report ed Lost. London, Oct. 20.A dispatch to the Standard from its correspondent at. Odessa says news has reached there from Khorassan that 250 lives have been lost in an earthquake at Tur shiz. Persia. Thirteen villages were destroyed and some 5,000 persons are homeless. Reinstatement Is Requested. Washington, Oct. 20.The civil service commission has requested the treasury department to reinstate Charles Miller. Adam Ritchie, Thomas Devine and Howard Cole, watchmen, and Francis P. Rodden, roller, in the United States mint at Philadelphia, whose removals the commission has found to have been for political rea sons.