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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 157.
DOWIE'S FOLLOWERS GOES AFTER CITY WATER State Chemist Says Much Water in Bemidji Is Very Bad. SIX SAMPLES O CITY AN WELL WATE ANALYZED. .Several of the Samples Roundly Roasted in Red Tape Fashion. Six samples of water taken from the city water supply and irom various wells about the city ,and sent to the chemist of the tstate board of health for analysis .have been returned and if the re port of the state chemist were to be accepted as it. stands at pres ent there would be just cause for every resident of the town drink ing something stronger than water. Of the six samples sent down for analysis only one stood up as being good under the test. The report of the state chemist DESERT CRUSADEi lion's Hosts tire of Jibes and Jeers of Madison Square Mobs and Return to Saintly City. New York Oct. 23Two hundred today. Dowie is apparently not in v. Ai^r,r,aat. the least disconcerted and has severe- st the followers of John Alexander t* iDowie have deserted the crusade Of Zion's hosts now being conducted in this city, and will return to Zion City criticised his people. He has also announced that he will still continue his campaign for converts to the kingdom. [does not come in the nature of a surprise. It was expected by the city authorities under whose direction the analysis, was made. The purity of water in various sections of the city has been a subject much discussed for some time past and led to the samples being sent the chemist. Five of the samples were known to be manifestly bad before they were sent down, but just how bad they were was the point which the city authorities wished to and have established to their satis faction. The other sample was taken from the well of ,J. A. Ludington and came in for a very favorable report. The samples sent down were taken from wells that are not used for drinking purposes and from the city supply with the exception of the Ludington sample. Most of them were so located as to admit of surface water getting into them. One is iu the rear of a livery stable and in close prox imity to a dumping ground and it was expected that the report would show it up in a bad light. Steps will be taken at once to close the wells for pnblic use and every safeguard for the public health will be adopted. The re port, however, demonstrated one thing and that is that the city water supply is unfit for drink ing purposes. A sample taken Crookston Lumber Company MILL AT CROOKSTON BEMIDJI ST. HILAIRE Bemidji Phone, 208 -2 Rings Full Stock of Rough and Dressed Lumber Always on Hand THE DAILY IONE, Vancouver, B. C, Oct. 23.There is pronounced dissatisfaction and the most bitter feeliug pi'evalent in West ern Canada as a result of the award of the Alaska Boundary Commission. There is much talk of annexation and TO BOND ROAD Funds Are Forthcoming For the Mankato St. Cloud Line. Minneapolis, Oct. 23.At the meet ing of the officers and directors of the Minnesota Central Railway company, held at the West hotel yesterday, the board received and accepted an offer to bond the UOmilesof proposed road between Mankato aud St. Cloud for $2,000,000. from the city veil at the Warfield electric light plant was developed very bad and samples taken from other places in the supply de veloped the fact that the water was far from being what it should be. However, little of the city water supply is used for drink ing purposes and the well water in this vicinity will compare favorably with that of any section in the country. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1903. i FEEL BITTERIN WESTER N Annexation or Independence Talk Is Rife in British Columbia--Englishmen Loudest Agitators. CANADA of Canadian independence. It is a significant fact that those loudest in leading the agitation to this end are Englishmen. The feeling also voices the sentiment of the- business public generally and is spreading rapidly. HOTEL BURNS Guests in Nightclothes Narrowly Escape With Their Lives Large Loss. Redwood Falls, Minn.,Oct. 23.The Hotel Francois was totally destroyed by a lire last night, which for a time threatened the ait ire business portion of the city. The yuests escaped in their nightclothing and lost nearly all their personal effects. The loss will be $130,000 with insurance of $50,000. SHOOTING AFFAIR AT CASS LAKE Dr. Whetstone Shot Twice by Well Known Passen ger Conductor. WHOL E AFFAIR A VER UNFOR TUNATE OCCURRENCE C. Bryant Had Preliminary Hearing This Morning and Case is Postponed. Dr. Kay F. Whetstone,a promi nent physician and surgeon at Cass Lake, was shot twice last night by C. M.' Bryant, a well known Great Northern passenger conductor, in a temporary fit of passion, caused by brooding over the death of his wife which oc curred about three months ago. Neither of the shots will prove fatal, and the whole affair is an New York, Oct. 23At a banquet ^iven by the New York State Medical Association last night Rev. Mark' Wright, pastor of the most fashion able Unitarian church in Now York startled prominent members of hot- unfortunate occurrence which is universally regretted by many friends of both gentlemen throughout this section. The shooting occurred shortly after 11 o'clock last night. Both men had been in the Endipri hotel shortly before it occurred and Dr. Whetstone started to his room at about that hour. About a bloCk from the Endiou he was met by Bryant, who stood on a corner and awaited his approach and discharged two shots at him from a small calibre revolver. One of the shots took effect in the left shoulder and inflicted aslight wound The ether grazed his forearm. Bryant then disappeared and nvas not taken into custody until this morning. Dr. Whetstone identified him as the man wno did the shooting. He was ar raigned in justice court and the examination and hearing has been postponed until Wednesday of next weelc. The affair has caused a decided sensation at Cass* Lake and is sincerely regretted by the many friends of both gentlemen. Dr. Whetstone is one of ths most suc cessful practicing physicians in the city and Bryant is very popular and has lived at Cass Lake for several yea rs. I le has had a passenger run between Cass Lake and (J ran (I Forks for some time past and was univer sally popular. He is also quite well known in this city. Several months ago Bryant's wife died, lie was very much attached to her and his grief has since known no bounds. She was a handsome and highly ac complished lady, who was also quite well known here as well as at Crookston and several othor Northern Minnesota towns. She was also very much attached to UNITARIAN MINISTER ADVOCATES EUTHANASIA Rev. Marie Wright Startles Congregation of New York City Unitarian Church TEN CENTS PER WEEK. congregation and the* assembled, guests by declaring unqualifiedly for euthanasia, or the putting of people afflicted with chronic incurable dis eases to an easy death. A decided sensation is the result. A NEW TOWN NEAR CASS LAKE Caaa Lake, Oct. 23.- Another party of Cass Lake people have made the preliminary arrangements for starting a new townSlte, the- locatloic selected being at Bena, adjoining' the allot ment of Ernest Fleming at that place, and one inile east of the new townsite of-Rlch&rds. It instated tluit the pro moters i)f the latest enterprise con template naming their town Campbell, iu honor of a popular conductor run ning "ii the East "t'li Minnesota rail way between Cass Lake and Superior. MILL SHUT DOWN Breaking of Main Shaft Causes Inconvenience at Crooks ton Mill. The. breakingol the main shaft caused the Crookston mill to shut down for repairs shortly after miilnightTasf night. The repairs i were aU completed this morning and the mill resumed operations this afternoon. her husband and Bryant it is said thought that her death was the result of a surgical operation performed by Dr. Whetstone. Bryant has not been the same man since the death of his wife. Shortly after it occurred he took a long lay olf and spent some time in the south. lie often talked to his friends of his mis fortune i\nd it is believed to have preyed* so se seriously upon his mind as to have prompted last ight's affair. Dr. Whetstone entertains no animosity for Bryant and friends of both gentlemen will interest them selves to have the matter Settled as soon as possible.