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CANADIAN LEGISLATORS AT OT- TAWA DISCUSS ALASKAN BOUNDARY AWARD. gLAIM JUST CAUSE FOR PROTEST MORE REASON FOR DISSATISFAC- TION THAN HAD IRELAND OR SOUTH AFRICA. Ottawa, Out, Oct. 24.Sir Macken zie" Bowell, former prime minister of Canada and Conservative leader in the upper house, and Senator McMul len of Ontario voiced in strong lan guage in the senate the dissatisfaction in this country over what is believed to be the sacrifice of Canadian inter ests on the Alaska frontier by Great Britain for the sake of maintaining the good will of the United States. "It strikes me as singularly unfor tunate," said Sir MacKenzia Bowell. "that in every case when negotiations have taken place between the United States and England where Canada was affected the United States diplomats have succeeded in securing islands which command the most impc.lant ports of our dominion. "Take the island right opposite the harbor of Port Arthur, in Lake Supe rior. In case of difficulty that island will have to be secured by the British people for, if fortified, it would Command the Entrance to that harbor. Unless that were done the United States, with the guns, they have at present, would be able to de stroy our whole connection between east and west. "It is precisely the same on the Pa cific coast with the island of San Juan. That island was in some way or another secured through the treaty negotiations by the United States. It appears now that by the diversion of the line on the Portland channel they have secured two islands which com mand the harbor of Port Simpson." Senator McMullen, Liberal, said: "England has had her troubles in the Transvaal and in Ireland, but I can assure the British government that the dissatisfaction in Canada over the sacrifice of our interests in the Alaska boundary arbitration is more serious than the dissatisfaction which caused the troubles in South Africa or in Ireland." PROPOSES CHANGE OF METHODS. Significant Statement by Canadian Minister of Militia. Montreal, Oct. 24.At a banquet tendered in his honor by the military men of Montreal Sir Frederick Bor den, minister of militia, made the fol lowing statement regarding Canada's contributing to the defense of the em pire: "We owe a duty to Great Britain and we have discharged that duty in the past by being prepared to take care of our own territory. I insist upon this and I have no hesitancy in saying it that if the people of this country should see fit to expend money for military purposes or for purposes of defense they shall have control of that money for themselves and not hand the money over to any body, whether it be the London" war office or the first lord of the admiralty, to spend for them. That is. the prin cipal which I lay down as a Canadian i and I believe it a sound principle. If we are able to defend our own country we will contribute better than in any other way to the safety, maintenance and integrity of the empire." Under the present system Canada's military forces are under command of a British officer. The statement-is re garded as most significant in view of the'-Alaskan boundary decision. BRITISH COLUMBIANS PROTEST. Resolutions Adopted Denouncing Alas kan Award. Vancouver, B. C, Oct. 24.The Van couver Liberal association has ren dered a vigorous protest against the terms of the Alaskan boundary award. In its terms the resolution may be taken as representing the sense of the whole people of this city and surround ing district. By unanimous resolution the action of the Canadian commissioners in re fusing to sign the award was en dorsed protest was made of the fact that the British commissioner (Alver stone) had dared to attach his signa ture to a document giving away Cana dian territory in the face of the wishes of the Canadian commissioners and contrary to the judicial findings in the dispute. HEAVY DEMAND FOR COAL. Russia and Japan Charter All Avail able Vessels. New York, Oct. 24.Reports of keen competition for Welsh coal add to the pessimist feeling here over the situa tion in the Far East, says a Herald dispatch from Loudon. The British admiralty has sought to charter at Cardiff a steamer for immediate load ing with coal for Hongkong, but failed to obtain one at 18 shillings the ton and it is the general opinion among ship owners at the South Wales port that the admiralty will not succeed in obtaining an early vessel at the figure named owing to the Japanese and Rus sian bidding for all early steamers. These already have been chartered by $apan to the extent of 22 00'i tf na. JONGRESS OPPOSED TO CANAL. Colombian Solons Favor Senor Velez for President. Panama, Oct. 24.News has reach ed the isthmus that congress has agreed, with the chief executive, to adjourn on Nov. 14, not-withstanding the wish of many congressmen to postpone adjourning until a decision on canajk matters be reached in the AmerrWn congress. The opposition of congress to other plans of President Marrociuin becomes plainer every day. Newspapers pub lished at Bogota on Oct. IS contained the political platform of Joaquin Velez, a presidential candidate. The prin cipal features of this platform are the absolute rejection of any find all for eign control ot the canal a diminished army, a gold standard, and the aboli tion of monopolies. The next day the members of con gress, meeting privately to consider the candidates for the presidency, by a big majority decided in favor of sup porting Senor Valez, a few favoring General Reyes. Joaquin Velez has al ways been opposed to any treaty with the United States. DRIVEN FROM THEIR HOMES. Bushfield Families Evicted and Houses Fired by a Mob. Vernon, Ind., Oct. 24.Early in the morning a mob marched to the four houses occupied by the Bushfield fam ilies and ordered t...-n to leave. The Bushfields, after moving their house hold goods into the street, were order ed to go South, which they did. The mob then set fire to the four houses. It is supposed that the action of the mob was taken out of resentment at the light penalty imposed by the court on Lon Bushfield, who was charged with attempting to *!ll Frank Van Pleasee on Aug. 2* TEST CASE ON TRIAL. Mayor of Pittsburg Let Out a Veteran for Political Reasons. Pittsburg, Oct. 24.The trial of Mayor Hayes on the charge of misde meanor, resulting from the discharge of Samuel Moore, a Civil war veteran, from his position in a city bureau last spring,- was called during the day be fore Judge Shafer. The case is a test one and is to show whether the mayor has the right to remove veterans from the city employ for political reasons only. Fireworks Explosion Kills Five. Valletta, Malta, Oct. 24.A fire works explosion at a workmen's club in the village of Balzan resulted in a woman and four men being killed and the injury of fourteen persons. BRIEF BITS OF NEWS. Former Lieutenant Governor Charles' T. Saxton of New York is dead at I Rochester, N. Y. Right Hon. William Leckey, the his torian, is dead in London. He was born in Ireland in 1838. An electric car, in the high speed] experiments on the Mariennelde-Zos-| sen (Germany) line, attained the speed of 130 2-5 miles per hour. The Farmers and Merchants' bank of Le Sueur, Minn., a private institu-| tion owned by W. H. and W. A. Pat ten, father and son, has closed its dnnra lmwwm^y-':M Ishpeming, Mich., Oct. 24After a desperate struggle with alleged rob bers of the Superior (Wis.) postoffice six Ishpeming policemen wounded and captared two of the trio on a train which arrived here at 4 a. m. At" mid night Marshal Fandrem was advised by the Superior chief of police that three men suspected of the postoffice robbery were on the train and that the conduct-:- would identify/'them. The marshal and five officers went to West Ishpeming, where tho train was boarded. The marshal and two offi cers took the rear of the coach and Officer Patrick Collins, in charge of a squad, at the front. The suspects were on the alert and two of them began firing on the officers at the rear end of the car as soon ,as they en tered. Meanwhile Collins and his as sistants had entered the front of the car. All were driven hack by two of the desperadoes, who threatened to shoot if they advanced another foot. Collins and his men retreated. 100 O FREE Decision Handed Down by Michigan Supreme Court. Jackson, Mich., Oct. 24.Under a decision handed down by the state supreme court a number of prisoners in the state prison here, said to reach about 100. will be released at once. John Harney, a prisoner under ten years' sentence for burglary, should have been released some weeks ago if allowed his "good time," but the prison officials said he was a "third termer" and for that reason not en titled to "good time" and refused to release him. Harney carrie'd the case to the supreme court, where it was held tht sentences Harney had served in the state reformatory at Ionia for assault/ and battery should not be reckoned against him in deciding his claim for good time. Harney claimed that his Ionia sentences were illegal, as it was beyond the jurisdiction of the justice or judge to send him to Ionia for the offense named. The su preme court coincided with this view. The decisions will give a number of other convicts "good time" and result, the prison officials say, In the release of nearlv 100. The sum of fj,000 VOLUME Li NUMBER 158. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA.. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 190& TEX CENTS PER WEEK. POLICE BATTLE WITH BANDITS Superior Postoffice Robbers Captured at Ishpeming, Mich., After a Desperate Battle. in gold Avas landed at Plymouth, Eug., Friday from Bombay. This is the largest shipment ever brought to England on one steamer. i ,-U-V i Three Bushels of Reasons Why There Is \o Interference With Turkey. Battle With the Bandits. Finding the rear door of the car blocked tho robbers ran to tho front end, where they again met Collins. One of them raised his revolver to shoot Collins, but tho officer fired first, sending the bullet through tho man's hand. The wounded man throw up his hands, bogging the officer not to kill him. Wlitlo this was going on shots were being exchanged between Marshal Fandreru and a second desperado, Finally a bullet from tho marshal's revolver lodged in. his back.- Seeing that the game was up the follow sur rendered. The third got away and started for the woods. Officers are now after him. The prisoners' wounds were dressed by a local surgeon, who reports that neither are serious, About $100 was found in the pockets of the two men. Much of this was small change. One of the captured men gave his name as JJohh Olson and tho other re fused to talk. MILLION S I N IT ,0tssacriusett9 Estate Divided Among Public Institutions. Salem, Mass., Oct. 24.A sum ap proximating $1,000,000 ultimately is to reach a number of public and char itable institutions is various parts of the country under the terms of the will of Miss Mary P. Ropes of Salem, who died hero recently. The docu ment was made public during the day and provides that the income fmm all her property, amounting to about $1,- 000,000, shall go to. her sister, Eliza O. Ropes, during, her life. After tho sister's death the property is to be divided among public institutions and charities In Salem unci other Massa cmrsetts cities, in Ohio, Washington, D. C, and other places. Harvard uni versity is given a bdock Of mil road stock to found the Nathaniel Ropes chair of political economy in bono of Miss Ropes' father, also stocks and bonds to found the Nathaniel Ropes, Jr., scholarship. Tuskegee institute, Carlisle India'.! school and Berea college, Berei are to receive small amounts institutions .remembered in OhR at Washington, 1). C., are mainl, denborgian organizations. I IHUDillllV 111 I ILUICIO (I IH-llllr" hem, which was reported Oct. 17, 1ms been stamped out nml the cordon of troops which had hem drawn around tho ftitv has been removed TlflpLrt LAND FRAUD?. Arrests in the Twin Cities Said to Be Imminent. St. EauJ, Oct. sL=sA, Dispatch spe cial from Washington .-ays: Arrests in connection with alleged timber frauds in the stales of Or.Vgon and Washington will soon be made In Minneapolis and St. Paul. United States Marshal Grlmshnw will, be given the names of several persons who have made aliened fraudulent entries under the timber and stone act and Instructed to arrest therh. The department of justice In Wash ington is actingAvith the general land office in preparing to prosecute the eases. A prominent Minneapolis man, who for many years has operated ex tensively ill pine lands,.will be arrest ed and. it is understood here, that he expects' it nun is ready to meet the charges of the special agents who have reported that he has made fraud ulent entries. Some locating and cruising .com panies in the Twin Cities are also said to ho involved. INTERIOR NEEDS S15G.000.0O0. Appropriation Asked Slightly Smaller Than Last Year. Washington, Oct. 24.The secretary of the interior has completed and for-J warded to the secretary of the treasr ury his estimate of the appropriations necessary to conduct the affairs of the interior department for the fiscal year ending Juno 30. 1905. The estimate places the total requirement for the department at $166,000,000, which is about $3,000,000 less than the appro priation for the current year. The proposed reduction will bb made In the pension bureau and the Indian office. The estimate for pensions is $136,800,600, or $1,700,000 less than tho appropriation made for tins year. There also is a out of $1,800,000 in the estimate for tho Indian bureau. The estimate for the expenses of conduct ing the affairs of tho Five Civilized tribes of Indians is $259,695. The in duction in tho pension estimate Is duo to a calculation of deaths of pension ers made by the commissioner of pen sions. CAUSES ANIMATED DISCUSSION. Episcopal Bishopo Consider the Di vorce Question. Washington, Oct. 24.Arraignment of tho increasing number of "divorces and unlawful marriages" In the Unit ed States was the feature of the fourth day's session of tho Pan-Amer ican conference of Protestant Episco pal bishops. Tho subject was intro duced by Bishop Doahe in a paper ad vocating closer cognizance by tho church of what he declared was a distressing rendition of affairs. As many of the- bishops havo varying views on the policy of the church re garding the remarriage of divorced persons tho discussion precipitated was an animated one. Tho bishop of Toronto also read a paper on divorces. DENIES ALARMING REPORTS. Japanese Minister in London Snys Ne gotiations Continue. London, Oct. Tho Japanese le gation reiterates that them is not the til i lit est foundation for the alarming reports of the imminence oi a Russo Japanese war. Official communica tions received from Toklo during the lust few days contained nothing to in dicate the probability of an outbreak of hostilities nor even that a hit oil had occurred In tho negotiations. The foreign office hero also reiter ates that its Information Is Opposed to the alarmist stories. LOWERS THE PACING RECORD. Dan Patch Makce a Mile at Memphis in 1:56!/4. Memphis. Oct. 24.Dan Patch is again the world's pacing champion. In a trial against time the handsome son of Joe l'atehen made'the mile in 1:60% clipping three-fourths of a sec ond from the world's record and bet tering his own mark by 2% .seconds. Tho trial was made with two run ners to set the pace, the sulky pre ceding the pacer carrying a canvas strip between the wheels. SAN ANTONIO CUT OFF. General Quarantine Ordered Against Texas City. Austin, Tex., Oct. 24.Governor Lanham has quarantined all Texas against San Antonio on account of Ibe yellow fever there. The order is mandatory upon ail /ailroads to operate no trains in or out of San Antonio nor handle any freight or passenger business from that city In any shape whatsoever. Miller Goes Without Pay. Washington, Oct. 24.Comptroller Treasury Tracewell has decided of tlbe that W. A. Miller, assistant foreman I of the bindery in tin' government printing office, is not entitled to com- i peiisatlon for the sixty-throe days of i his suspension and dismissal from his position. ALLEGED ROBBER KILLED. C. R. Raney Shot During a Battle With Officers. Mountain Grove, Mo.. Oct. 21.C. R. Raney was hilled near HartviHo, Mo., during the day by-Deputy United' Sti tea Marshal W. T. Brown of Spring, field and Deputy Marshal Thomas of Norwood. Raney was with his nephew, Con Raney, and both were armed with rifles. When ordered' to halt, by the officers a battle ehsn&i R. Raney was lolled almost instantly and Con Raney was wounded, but not seriously, as be made his escape. C. R. feraey was an alleged postoffice robber. HARD BLOW TO BUTTE CLOSING OF AMALGAMATED IN- DUSTRIES THROWS THOU- SANDS OUT OF WORK. STREETS FILLED WITH IDLE MINERS APPROXIMATELY A MILLION DOL- LARS A WEEK IS CUT OFF JV'.ONTANA PAYROLLS. Butte Mont, Oct. 24.fly the gen eral shutdown of the Am I minted Copper company properties from 13,- 000 to 15,000 men are directly thrown out oi' employment snd others will he Indirectly affected within a week so that the Brand"total will reach 20.000. The Great Northern fij off a large portion of the freight- rows, hereto fore hauling ore from Butte to the Boston and Montana smelter at Croat Falls. Tho Butte, Anaconda and Pa cific railway will lay off frelgtu crews between Butfo and Anaconda. In ad dition to these numerous other enter prises, large and si tall, which relied upon the Amalgamated as their chief customer, will bo obliged to curtail. In .Montana alone approximately $1,- 000.noil a week is cut Off the payrolls. Rutto streets are filled with the 7,000 miners thrown out. Boarding housekeepers, storekeepers, etc., whom the minors owe, are besieging tho justice courts seeking garnishment orders. Tho constables cannot serve the papers fast enough and tho justice clerks are working overtime tilling them. K. A. Hoinze declares the object of the shutdown is to affect tho price of Amalgamated Copper stock on Wall street and promises to double the force in his own mines to offset so far as possible tho Amalgamated com pany's action. President Scullon of the Amalga mated company says tho assertion of Hoinze is a deliberate!, unqualified and absolute falsehood and says tho close down will continue for nine months at least, or until tho supremo court shall havo had an opportunity to pass upon MJRANDrS"~~.decisionssClancy'eJudg TH E MAN London. Oel. 24. Sir llenr,\ Mor timer Dut-aiiil was tod a) appointed Hriti.-h Ambassador to the United Slates" Sir I i- at i I it it ish A miius-iid' fit ad rid.. MOKS FUGITIVE'^ SURRENDER. Government Endeavoring to Extradite Alleged Boodler. Washington, Oct, 24. The state de arranged for the return "ouis for trialll oflM partment hi fr ol Mexic tHoI lltlll lYICAlL'o .-Ii 1.W1II.-. lOI 11 li thd alleged boodler, Charles Kratz. The constitution of Mexico making it impossible to surrender fugitives from this country charged with bribery committed prior to the negotiation of the new extradition treaty the state department has called upon the Mexi can government to surrender Kratz as an act of comity, a very unusual pro ceeding on the part of tho United States government. Mexico has a law allowing fugitives .to be surrendered under stu-h a Call even when their al miner sueii i: uu.ii CBU wneu men leged crimes are not extraditable un der treaty. The only requirement Is that the nation seeking the surrender of such a fugitive shall engage to grant any similar request coming from Mexico. Tin- state department is waiting to hear further from Gov ernor Dorkery of Missouri before is suing the final papers accrediting Mis Bouri's agents with authority to take possession of the person of Kratz, who is now at Guadalajara, Mex. BRISTOW'S REPORT READY. Will Be Placed in Hands of President Shortly. Washington, Oct, 21.Tho day's meeting of the cabinet was very brief and at its conclusion assurance was given that nothing of importance had been developed by it. Only four mem bers of the cabinet. Secretaries Hay and Cprtelyou, Postmaster General Payno and Attorney General Knox, were present, the other five being ab sent, from tho city. Postmaster General Payne an nounced that the report of Mr. Dris tow on the postoffice investigation would he placed in the hands of the president in a few days. It has not been decided when the report will be given- to the public. 'ASKS FOR $15,000,000. Upper Mississippi Improvement Asso ciation Adjourns. Davenport, la., Oct. 24.After draft ing a memorial to congress asking for the appropriation ef $15,000,000 for the permanent improvement of the Upper Mississippi river the annual convention of the Upper Mississippi River Improvement association ad journed. Tho election of officers resulted as follows: President,. Thomas L. Wil kinson. Burlington, la. vico president. John Espy. St. Paul secretary. Lewis Boswell, Quiney. III. treasurer, John P. Eckart, Guttenbcrfc. la.