M'CLELLAN DEFEATS LOW FOR
MAYOR OF NEW YORK BY
ENTIRE DEMOCRATIC TICKET CHOSEN
GROUT FOR COMPTROLLER, FOR-
MER FUSIONIST, LEADS ALL
DEVERY MAKES VERY POOR SHOWING
EX-CHIEF OF POLICE SECURES
SMALL VOTE IN HIS RUN
New York, Nov. 5.George B. M'c-1
Clellan, Dem., will be next mayor of i
Greater New York, maving defeated!
Mayor Seth Low for re-election by a
plurality of 63,617, complete unofficial
returns having been received from
every election district in the city. By
the same returns Comptroller Edward
M. Grout and Charles V. Fornes, pres
ident of the board of aldermen, run
ning for re-election on the Democratic
ticket, though elected two years ago
as irusiomsts, dereatea tneir fusion
opponents by .66,790 and 64,973 plural
ity, respectively, Comptroller Grout
leading the city ticket.
McClellan's total vote for mayor
was 31-1,906, to 251,289 for Low.
William S. Devery, independent can
didate for mayor, polled only 2,935
votes in the entire city, getting 2,671
of these in Manhattan and the Bronx,
226 in Brooklyn, 38 in Queens and
none in Richmond.
FOR CANAL IMPROVEMENTS.
New York State Votes in Favor of
New York. Nov. 5.New York state
Ladies' Woo Sweaters
Five dozen Ladies' All Wool Sweaters
colors black, red and green our regular
price $2.50: take your choice tomorrow
and Saturday for $1.98
One thousand yards of Cambric and
Nainsook Embroidery, short lengths,
worth from 10 to 15 cents a yard,
for 7 1-2 cents
One lot pi Misses' Combina-
tion Suits worth $1 for
VOLUME 1. NUMBER 168. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 5, 19
gave 'J majority of nearly 250,000 in
favor of the proposition that the state
shall spend $101,000,000 for improving
The plan is to widen and deepen the
Erie canal so that it will accommo
date barges of 1,000 tons carrying ca
pacity and to improve the Oswego and
Under the law the state will be al
lowed to issue not more than $10,000,-
000 for canal bonds at any one time
and the first issue must cover the
work for two years. The bonds are to
run for not more than eighteen years.
REPUBLICAN BY 225,000.
Result of the State Election in Penn
Philadelphia, Nov. 5.Latest esti
mates from the country districts indi
cate that the Republican state ticket
will have majorities ranging from
225,000 to 230,000. William P. Snyder,
for auditor general, has run slightly
behind William L. Mathues for state
treasurer, while Morrison and Hender
son, who were chosen'superior court
judges, polled a vote almost equal to
that of Mathues.
In the counties where judges oi
common pleas court were chosen the
Republican percentage of victories
was tar greater than that of the Demo
Has 26,500 Plurality for Governor of
Louisville, Nov./.Return received
from eighty-threee\:ounties, a number
of which are incomplete, give Govern
or Beckham, Democratic candidate for
governor, a majority of 26,500. Most
of the thirty-six counties remaining
to be heard from, however, are nor
mally Republican, which may lower
his majority somewhat.
No Change in New Jersey.
Trenton, N. J., Nov. 5.Revised re
turns from New Jersey show that the
Republicans have carried Middlesex
county for both senator and assembly
men. This will make the senate stand
fourteen Republicans to seven Demo
crats, the same as last year's repre
sentation. The gain of three assem
blyman by the Democrats in Union
county is offset by losses in other
Tomorrow arvd Saturday
we vill place on sale a choice selection of
Seasonable^Merchandise at Bargain Prices
59 cents a suit
One lot of Saxony Yarn, stylishly frilled,
for 5 cents a skein
One lot Ladies'Kid Gloves,
worth from SI to SI.25,
for 69 cents a pair
Only One Ticket in Mississippi. The Servian government "is under-
Jackson, Miss., Nov. 5.The vote stood to be negotiating with a firm in
in the state election was light. The
Democratic ticket headed by J. K. thousanUnited.e of th Mauseir rifles captured
Vardaman for .governor, was elected, y
nel Night Gowns,
worth SI, for
7. 79 cents
there oemg no opposition. The race
for clerk of the supreme court, in
which there were five candidates, is
in doubt. ROOSEVELT IS PLEASED.
Sends Messages of Congratulation to
Washington, Nov. 5. President
Roosevelt is greatly pleased over the
general result of Tuesday's elections.
He is, of course, disappointed at the
outcome in Greater Js'ew York and
-Maryland, although pleased that in the
latter state the "results show an' "im-
provement over what happened four
years ago and in New York over last
jear. The president has sent a tele
gram of congratulation to Senator
Hanna and other loaders in the cam
paign and has received congratulatory
messages from Chairman Dick of
Ohio, Chairman Penrose of Pennsyl
vania and Senator Lodge of Massachu
setts over the results in those states.
BY REDUCED PLURALITY.
Cummins, Rep., Re-Elected Governor
Des Moines, Nov. 5.From the com
plete and incomplete returns at hand
Governor Cummins' plurality will be
reduced from 83,000 two years ago to i
59,000. The Democrats have made de- I
cided gains in the legislative districts
and for the first time in many years
the number of Democrats will be over
twenty and possibly thirty.
NEBRASKA IS REPUBLICAN.
Candidates on State Ticket Have Plu- 1
ralities of Over 12,000.
Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 5.Returns are
still incomplete. The Republican
state committee has received enough
figures, however, to convince it that.
Judge Barnes' plurality over Judge
Sullivan will be about 12,000 and that
theMlepublican candidates lor regents I
will run ahead of that showing.
Democratic Mayor at Salt Lake.
Salt Lake. Nov. 5.Complete re
turns show the election of Richard P.
Morris, Democratic candidate tor
mayor, over Frank Knox, Rep., by I
3,200 plurality. Of the fifteen council
men the Republicans elected nine and
the Democrats six.
America for the purchase of several
One lot of Camp Blankets worth 1.35,
for 98 cents each
Men's Wool Undershirts
One lot of Men's All Wool Ribbed Under
shirts worth $1, for.......69 cents each
Chocolate Creams worth 20 cents, for
15 cents per pound
Cream Bon Bons Worth 20c, lor
13 cents per pound
Wo s"!l Sowing
Machines at great
ly reduced prices.
For today and to
morrow we offer a
box lot of New Horn
10 cent Sewing MacTime Oil for 7 cents
Twenty-five cent ink. one half pint
bottles. 19 cents
Lyons' Tooth Powder 19 cents
Twentv-fivocentFrostella 19 centsabottle
hines for $25
PANAMA IS BOMBARDED
COLOMBIAN GOVERNMENT WAR-
SHIP SHELLS CAPITAL OF
UNITED STATES MAKES OBJECTION
ACTION CONTRARY TO LAWS OF
WAR AND IN VIOLATION OF
FORGE TO SE USED IF NECESSARY
AMERICAN VESSELS WILL SEIZE
GUNBOAT !N ORDER TO END
Washington, Nov. 5.United States
Vice Consul Ehrman, at Panama, ca
bles the state department that the
Colomhian government warship Bo
gota is shelling the city.
Eleven Chinamen have been killed.
Mr. Ehrman has been instructed to
protest against the bombardment.
If the consul's protest is not suffi
cient the commander of the ITnitod
States cruiser Boston, which by this
time is on her way to Panama from
San Juan del Sur, CO O miles distant,
will promptly seize the CoJombian ram
boat if necessary to stop the bom
This bombardment is in violation of
all the rule of war, beginning, as it
did, without, tho required notice. More
over, the United States government
takes tho ground that it certainly in
terferes with the freedom of transit
across tho isthmus, which this govern
ment, is treaty bound to maintain.
The government has received a ca
blegram from Panama requesting that
it recognize the new government
The oflicials here are as yet in ig
norance as to what this now govern
ment consists of and have taken* no
action on the request.
Department Officials Active.
The -greatest activity was exhibited
in the state and navy departments
during the morning and there were
frequent consultations between the
officials, the naval officials particular
ly being intent on working out the de
tails for the plan of protection of the
isthmian traffic outlined by tho state
It is quite evident that the navy is
making preparations for a larger dem
onstration in isthmian waters than it
has made for many years and the fact
is not disguised that all of the infor
mation that has come from the secret
agents of the government points to
the ultimate success of the revolution.
But, meanwhile, extremely delicate
questions are U. be answered, for the
occupation of one end of the Panama
railroad by the government force ami
of tho other end by the revolutionists
makes the situation extremely compli
cated. That is one reason the confer
ences are being held and why it is
desirable that the most exact instruc
tions possible under the circumstances
shall be sent to our naval comman
ders and to the consular officers on the
isthmus to prevent them from making
any false move that would place the
United Stf*'cs government in a posi
tion of violating treaty stipulations or
displaying power in derogation of
Colombia's just rights.
"You will protect American inter
ests at all points and do everything
possible to avoid bloodshed" is the
substance of the instructions cabled
by the navy department, at the in
stance of the state department to the
naval commanders now at the isthmus
or on their way. The last part of the
instructions is particularly significant
as it forecasts a more active Interposi
tion by the United States government
in the troubles on the isthmus than
has perhaps ever before been dis
Residents of Par.oma Break Away
Panama, Colombia. Nov. 5.The In
dependence of the isthmus was pro
claimed at 6 p. m. Tuesday. A large
am' enthusiastic crowd of all political
parties assembled and marched to the
headquarters of the government
troops, where Generals Tovar and
Amaya, who arrived Tuesday morning,
were imprisoned in the name of the
Repubic oL.Paj.iamo. The enthusiasm
was intense and at least 3,000 of the
men in the gathering were armed.
The revolution was not unexpected.
Since Sunday last all kinds of rumors
had been In circulation, but it was
not until Tuesday night that tie- hour
so long looked forward to by the in
habitants cf Panama arrived.
It was at first arranged that the
revolution should take place at 2 a. m.
on Wednesday, but when a telegram
was received from Colon announ tng
that General Tovar. with a detach
ment of 500 troops, had arrived there
from Savanilla on the cruiser Carta
gena some of the revolutionists be
came discouraged and it seemed likely
that the movement would collapse.
The more determined leaders of the
revolutionists, however, called on Dr.
Amador and urged taking immediate
action and the flags of the new repub-
IK' Hctv ult i ii i n-u nun i lit- yl v\ lutw.i
tion of independence real.
Movement of Troops on Panama Rail
Colon, Colombia, Nov. 5 It is re
ported that the commander of (he
United States gunboat Nashville. Com
nmnder Hubbard, has notified the pre
feet of Colon anil the Panama railroad
officials that no troops from either end
of the isthmus would be allowed trans
portation on.the railroad.
YC^RS COLLTOE' ik FOG.
One Person Killed and Nineteen In-,
jured at Kansas City.
KarisaA city., Nov. 5.One persdn
was killed and nineteen others in-'
jured, four perhaps fatally, in a colli
sron of two cable tars in a fog. Most
ot injured were working girls.
The accident was due to slippery'
tracks, Ojie train heavily laden with
passengers had reached Summit
street, four blocks east of the top of
file Twelfth street viaduct. For tho
distance of eight blocks there is a
descent of about thirty degrees. At
Summit street the first car ha^l
stopped to Kt off a passenger \v
the griptr.an lost his hold on the cable,
Immediately the train started back.'
gaining great speed. A heavy fog
made it impossible to see a block
ahead and indescribable confusion en
sued among the passengers dozens of
whom were too closely packed inside
the closed car to make ajihrave to save
themselves. Several on the grip carl
and many among those on the pi.
forms of tin1
rear car jumped and es
eaped with but slight injuries. When I
the train had reached the top of the
viaduct it \\,is going at a rate of per
haps thirty miles an hour. Two blocks
away, midway down the incline, an
other heavily laden train was making
its way upward. Tin' fog was too
dense for ither crew to se the other
and not until the runaway train was
within a few feet of the second train1
did those on the latter realize nay
danger. The cars came together with
terrific force, throwing the passengers
in every direction, several being
thrown over the viaduct railing, falling
SIXTEEN 31K N KILLKir
SERIES OF EXPLOSIONS ON AN
ISLAND IN THE HUDSON.
Place Is Used by the Government as
a Storehouse for Powder
Peekskili, N. Y.. Nov. 5.Sixteen
men are reported dead and a number
wounded as a result of a series of ex
plosions on Iona island, in tho Hud
son, used by the government as a
storehouse for dynamite and powder.
The first explosion occurred shortly
before 1 o'clock and was followed by
others for more than an hour, the de
tonations being heard In this city at
2:30., A telephone call was sent here
for every physician available and nil
who could be found responded to the
call. Beyond the (act that sixteen
men were dead and many wounded no
details of the disaster are obtainable.
A large amount of explosives for the
North Atlantic squadron was stored on
the island and several hundred men
were stationed there.
The blaze and noise of bursting ex
plosives made a terrifying spectacle,
which wa.s watched by hundreds of
persons on this side of the river.
Four years ago the government pur
chased the entire island for the pur
pose of converting it into a naval
magazine. The work was begun im
mediately after the purchase and was
in progress when the disaster oc
The decision of the commission In
the San Francisco street railway wage
arbitration awards an increase of 10
per cent in wages to employes em
ployed for two years prior to April
1903. and of per cent to those of loss
SLAIN BY AN ASSASSIN
TWO ARMENIAN LEADERS MUR-
DERED IN LONDON SUBURB.
Man Who Committed the Deed Then
Turns Weapon on Himself
With Fatal Results.
London, Nov. !",.An individual Bald
to resemble the murderer of Sagatol
Sagouni, president of the Aremnian
revolutionary society, who was assas
sinated on Oct. 26, shot and mortally
wounded two Armenians (lose to the
headquarters of the Hentchakist so
ciety at Peck ham Rye during the day
and then shot himself dead. He is
supposed to have been connected with
tho Sagouni murder.
The names of the murdered Arme
nians were Aram Grigorian and Sig
ran Szmician, both members of the
Armenian central committee whit
has been in session here. They were
walking with a companion named
Karapetian toward their headquarters
when the assassin, who was armed I
with two revolvers, came up behind
and shot them They fell to the ground
and died immediately. Karapetian
was grazed by one of the murderer's
bullets. The latter immediately com-'1
TEN CENTS PER WEEK.
mawMWr- ^^WiV MM
GLEAN SWEEP IN OHIO
REPUBLICAN STATE TICKET VIC-
TORIOUS BY LARGEST PLU-
RALITY ON RECORD.
SENATOR HANNA'S RETURN ASSURED
LEGISLATURE SHOWS MAJORITY
IN HIS FAVOR OF NINETY
ON JOINT BALLOT.
MEMOCRATS WIN CUT IH MARYLAND
ELECT THEIR STATE TICKET
AND SECURE CONTROL OF
CbltfmblrS, O Nov. fS^More com
plete returns indicate that the plural
ity of lierrick Rep., ever Jo'
Dem.. tor governor will exceed
000. hut that the rest of the lb
lican state ticket will net a
large a plurality.
As the Itepublh ans hoi only I
the diciM fill counties and dh trlel 1 it
also some that were eonee 1
Democrats^ the majority on iojnt I I
toi the legislature for the re-elec
tion of Senator Hanna is now placed
at 00, our of a total membership in
both branches of 143, almost three
time-, as many as tv. (j years ago. when
the Republicans had what was consid
ered an unprecedented uTuJcvrltj of 38
Oli joint ballot for the reel.-. 1 ion of
As Senator Hanna had only one ma
jority on joint ballot six years ago
and as ho was the issue in this cam
paign the lestilt is generally com
mented on more as a Hanna victory
than anything else,
DEMOCRATS WIN IN MARYLAND.
Elect State Ticket and Control the
Baltimore. Nov a At o'clock tho
returns from 254 precincts of the 308
in Maltiniore city have been counted
and these show a majority of 4,842
for Edwin VYartleld, Democratic candi
date for governor. It Is quite certain
that the returns from the remaining
fifty four precincts will increase this
lead. Complete returns have not been
received from any one of the twenty
three Maryland counties, but. the re
turns received Indicate that there will
he a Democratic majority of 2:000 in
the counties and that Wat-field's plu
rality in this city and county will prob
ably reach 7,000.
The Democrats in Baltimore city
elect their entire local ticket. Includ
ing three supreme judges, three or
phans' mill judges, court clerks and
The .Democrats have elected a sub
stantial majority of the legislature..
BY THE USUAL MAJORITY.
Republican State Ticket Elected in
Huston. Nov. r.--VVit the exception
of th.- fulling off in the Socialist vote
the election In Massachusetts very
nearly paralleled that of last year.
Governor John Li. Rates was re-elected
by the Republicans by a plurality of
36,849 over Colonel William A. Gas
toe In i total vote only slightly under
that of llHi'J. when Hates won by 37.-
1 l*o plurality.
The senate next year will stand 31
Republicans and Democrats and the
house if)") Republicans, 82-Democrats
and 1 Socialist, with two ties to be
decided. DEMOCRATS ELECT GOVERNOR.
Balance of Rhode Island Officials Are
Providence. 11. I., Nov. .".The Dem
ocrats succeeded in re -electing Govern
or L. F. C. Garvin, although by a re
duced plurality, but the other state
Offices went to the Republicans and
thai party will also have a working
majority in the legislature. Garvin's
plurality is 1.035. The Republican
candidates on the stale ticket, except
governor, received pluralities averag
ing about 2,000,
Tho somite will stand 26 Republic
ans and 16 Democrats and the house
36 Republicans and 33 Democrats.
Democrats Sweep Virginia.
Richmond, Va., Nov. 5.The elec
tion in Virginia, which was for mem
bers of the assembly, resulted in a
Democratic sweep of the state. There
were few contests, the field as a rule
being left open to the Democrats.
LIVERY STABLE DESTROYED.
Two Men Burned to Death and An
other Fatally Hurt.
NTontpelier, Ind.. Nov. rover
Goss and Harry Ellzraoh of Marion
were burned to death. Ray Ward of
Greenville, O., was fatally burnpd and
Milton Crozier was seriously injured
in a lire which destroyed th" McDon
ald livery barn here. The fire was
caused by a gasoline explosion.
The Sheldon State bank of Shel
don, la., has closed its aoors. Ed C.
Brown, Iowa railroad commicsione-',
is president. The officer* a*? depos
itors will be paid in tuii.
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