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VOLUME t, NUMBER 170.
Virginia City, Mont., Nov. 7.Seven are dead, a number more burned and perhaps three score lost in the under ground workings in a fire which start ed in the Kearsarge mine, situated at Summit, eight miles from here, dur ing the morning. The known dead are Superintendent R. B. Turner, a miner named Tobin and five other miners, too badly burned to be identified. These seven bodies have been recov ered. From fifty to seventy-five men are still down in the mine and may I have perished from flame or moke. I The plant employed 200 men. It is i the property of United States Senator Millard of Nebraska and was valued at about $1,000,000. There is no way to' estimate the loss at present. The^fire, which started as the shifts' were being changed, still rages fierce ly and the rescuers, hundreds of whom have gone from Virginia City, will be hampered, as there is no apparatus at the mine. It is not known how the TERRIBLE FATALITY IN MONTANA MINE Shaft of Kearsarge Mine Catches Fire. Eight Are Dead and Many Are Missing. ADMITS SHORTAGE OF $36,000. MINES CLOSING DOWN. Cashier of Newark (O.) Barik Self- Thousands of Men Out of Work in Confessed Defaulter. Northern Minnesota. Newark, O., Nov. 7.H. J. Hoover, until recently cashier of the Licking County bank and two years ago as sistant cashier of the People's Nation al bank, has made a partial confession to the People's bank officials that he is a defaulter to the amount of about $36,000. He said he had been manip ulating the bank's books for ten years and by reason of his connection with the other bank succeeded in replacing funds so as to escape detection until Harry P. Scott, bookkeeper, discov ered it two years ago and for friend ship for Hoover did not make the de falcation public. YOU'L 0'LEARY & THE: DAILY nre started. Gave His Life for His Men. Superintendent Turner gave his life for his men. He was at breakfast and partially dressed when the alarm came. Dashing into the house in his shirt sleeves, with another miner whose name has not been learned, Turner made his way into the main tunnel. Here they found everything ablaze. They groped their way down and dragged out five bodies, including Tobin's. In a second! attempt they did not come out and were later brought forth dead by the rescuers. Turner was acknowledged as the leading authority on cyaniding in America. The mine is eight miles from Vir ginia City and communication by tele phone is difficult. The shafthouse, cyaniding plant and tunnel are a total loss. The total number of dead may not be known for some time and the bod ies, all but those of Tobin and Turner, are too badly burned to be identified. Two Harbors, Minn., Nov. 7.The curtailment of operations at the iron mines and the transportation of ore, as promised by the officials of the United States Steel corporation upon their recent flying trip through this country inspecting their holdings, has gone into effect. Never before in the history of Northern Minnesota's great mining industry has so many mines been closed so early in the season. Thousands of miners and hundreds of railroad men have been given their time. Those who are still employed are working on a shorter day. BEMIDJI. MINNESOTA miss it if you fail to attend the sale on Ladies' Sweaters, Embroidery, Misses' Union Suits, Saxony Yarn, Ladies' Kid Gloves, Ladies' Outing Flannel Night Gowns, Camp Blankets, Sewing Ma- chines and Candy tonight at AFFECTS MANY THOUSANDS. Agreement Signed by Glass Compa. nies and Employes. Pittsburg, Nov. 7.As a result of the general conference of window glass interests in Philadelphia fully 10,000 skilled window glass workers, who have been idle for over six months, will be back at work within ten days and before the first of the month at least 40,000 workmen de pendent upon them -will have employ ment. All the trading and producing companies and both organizations of workers were represented. Under the agreement made the workers will receive 2% per cent in creases in wages, but the most im portant part of the new scale Is the concession made by the workers which will enable the manufacturers to shut out from 800.000 to 900.000 boxes of foreign window glass imported an nually from Belgium and Prance. The new scale becomes effective Nov. 10 and continues in force until June. RANSOM OF $100,000 ASKED. Young Millionaire a Captive in Cum berland Mountains. Bristol, Tenn., Nov. 7.Edward L. Wentz, the young Philadelphia mil lionaire who mysteriously disappeared from his father's home at Big Stone Gap, Va., is alive and a captive in the Cumberland mountains. A letter has just been received from him addressed to his parents in which he states that he is well and asks that the ransom of $100,000 demanded by his captors be at once paid so that he can get his freedom. Negotiations for his release are being made. PLATT A DEFAULTER. Pittsburg Suicide Found to Be Short in His Accounts. St. Louis, Nov. 7.Henry S. Piatt, the St. Louis contractor who attempt ed suicide at Pittsburg, is charged with being a defaulter to the extent of over $20,000 by the stockholders of the George Piatt Contracting company in a petition which they filed in the cir cuit court asking that a receiver be appointed for the company. George Piatt, president of the company and father of the man in Pittsburg, as sumed the liabilities for his son's al leged shortage. An explosion of gas in a pit at the repair shops of the Pennsylvania rail road at Pittsburg killed two men al most instantly. NO IN GOO STANDING NEW REPUBLIC OF PANAMA OF- FICIALLY RECOGNIZED BY THE UNITED STATES. ACTION HAS A FARREACHING EFFECT TRANSIT ACROSS THE ISTHMUS AS WELL AS TERMINALS WILL BE PROTECTED. COLOMBIAN GOVERNMENT HELPLESS HER ATTITUDE TOWARD TH E NEW REPUBLIC BECOMES OF NO IMPORTANCE. "Washington, Nov. 7.The United States government has recognized the de facto government of Panama and instructions have been sent to Unit ed States Minister Beaupre at Bogota, and to Mr. Ehrman, the United States vice consul at Panama and now act ing conr-ul there, to inform the govern ments of Colombia and Panama, re spectively, that the de facto govern ment is recognized. The decision to recognize the de facto government of Panama was ar rived at after a protracted session of the cabinet at which every member was present except Secretaries Root and Wilson. No other subject was con- BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1903. TEN CENTS PER WEEK. sidered. The president emphasized Colon pending the appointment of the importance of the recognition of the de facto government. The events of the day as developed here as to the Situation on the isth mus were the receipt of dispatches from Commander Hubbard of thieare Nashville, the arrival in Washington of Consul General Gudger of Panama, the issue of orders to Admiral Cogh lan to proceed forthwith to the isth mus with the consul general, and the business recognition by the United States of the de facto government of the new republic, which will later be fully recognized politically. Revolutionists in Control. Commander Hubbard cabled that the Colombian government troops un der Generals Torres' and Tovar, 450 strong, at Colon, had departed on a merchant vessel. He stated that the isthmus from one side to the other was in the hands of the revolutionists. This statement is of the greatest Im portance. The United States govern ment being bound by treaty to main tain order and preserve free traffic across the isthmus is now under the obligation to prevent any hostile col lisions either along the line_of the Panama railway or at the termini, Panama and Colon. Thus the future attitude of the Colombian government toward the new republic of Panama becomes of little importance, for it is practically impossible for it to go to war with Panama. So for practical purposes the sep aration of Panama from Colombia is complete and is likely to be per manent according to the official belief here. OFFICIAL NOTIFICATION SENT. at Instructions for Representatives Bogota and Panama. Washington, Nov. 7.The following telegram was sent by the state depart ment during the day to Mr. Ehrman, the acting consul general of the Unit ed States at Panama: "The people of Panama have, by an apparently unanimous movement, dis solved their political relations with the republic of Colombia and assumed their independence. When you are satisfied that a de facto government, republican in form and without sub stantial opposition from its own peo ple, has been established in the state Df Panama you will enter into rela tions with it as the responsible gov srnment of the territory and look to it for all due action to protect the per sons and property of all citizens of the United States and to keep open the isthmian transit in accordance with the obligations of existing treaties governing the relations of the United States to that territory." Message to Minister Beaupre. Immediately afterward an instruc tion was sent by telegram to Mr. Beaupre, the United States minister it Bogota, in the following terms: "The people of^pftnama, having by in apparently unanimous movement, iissolved their political connection with the republic of Colombia and re sumed their independence and having ldopted a government of their own, republican in form, with which the government of the United States of America has entered into relations, i president of the United States, in ccordance with the ties of friendship hich have so long and so happily f:isted between the respective na- Boldi&sj, f^l Sons, most earnestly commends to Governor Taft has just denied, the :he governments ot Colombia and of protest of the foreign consuls against Panama the peaceful and equitable the action of customs officials Irijsup- 3ettlement of all questions at issue flying- -importers with samplc|f of He holds that he is" "goofis ~s"hlppecr VO between them. sound not merely by treaty obllg*-~[)dsltfefl,UC lions but by the interests of civiliza :ion to see that the peaceful tiafftc. of :he world across the isthmus of Pan ima shall not longer be disturbed by 1 constant succession of unnecessary ind wasteful civil wars." New Haven. Conn., Nov. 7.JudgO Livingston W. Cleaveland of the pro bate court has handed down dei i sion in ibe Philo S. Bennett will case holding that the secret letter direct ing Sirs Bennett, the widow, to pay William J. Bryan $50,000 was not part of the will. The effect of this is to prevent Mr. Bryan from obtaining the money men tioned in the letter unless the present decision is reversed by a higher court, or unless he should be successful in legal proceedings against .Mrs. B.'uv NEW GOVERNMENT IN COMPLETE CONTROL OF PANAMA. General Satisfaction Is Expressed Throughout the Isthmus for the New Order of Things. Colon, Colombia, Nov. 7.The gov ernment of the republic of Panama has appointed Senor Porforio Melon dez civil and military governor of i now officials. Those of the old gov eminent have~bcen impotent since the 1 troops left. The prefect, Senor Cuad ros, and the alcalde, Senor Guerrevo, now nonentites. They have not been arrested. Governor Melendez has notified the i officials that they may remain at I their posts for the present if they I swear allegiance to the new republic. He has also notified the steamship agents that Colombian ports on the I Atlantic are closed to all arrivals. This refers only to their non-accept ance of troops from coast ports. i A steam launch has been dispatched to capture Bocas del Torro in the in terest of the new republic. No dlill culties are anticipated there. The new republic doubtless Is firm ly established. There are no Colom bian troops on the isthmus and satis faction is everywhere exprossed at the now order of things The American employes of the rail road and others have been armed with rifles and revolvers supplied by the United States cruiser Nashville. To gether with the latter men the volun teers presented a bold front Wednes day and Thursday afternoons to the Colombians who were threatening the lives of Americans. SITUATION IS QUIET. Colombian Government Troops Evac uate Colon. Washington, Nov. 7.The navy de partment has received a cablegram. from Commander Delano of the Dixie announcing his arrival at Colon. i The cablegram states that the Co lombian troops have evacuated and that the situation is quiet. Commander Delano cables that he has landed an adequate force of ma rines from the Dixie and that the blue jackets landed from the Nashville had re-embarked. The Dixie carries I 400 marines. PROCEEDING A FULL SPEED. Part of the Pacific Squadron Safls for Panama. Washington, Nov. 7.The navy de partment has received a cablegram from Rear Admiral Glass, command ing the Pacific squadron, announcing the departure of the Marblchead* Con cord and Wyoming and the collier Nero, at Acapulco, Mex., for Panama. The squadron Is proceeding at full speed. United States Held Responsible. New York, Nov. 7.The newspapers here say little regarding \hp Panama revolution, cables the 'Herald's Val paraiso (Chile) correspondent. The belief Is general, however, that the movement was the work of the Unit ed States. MOROS AR E FRIENDLY*. WILLIAM J. BRYAN LOSES OUT Secret Letter Conveying Large Sum of Money Not Part of Will of Late Philo S. Bennett. COLOMBIANS DEPART NOT A SOIL ESCAPEE Major Troublesome Filipinos Greet General Wood. Manila, Nov. 7.Major GoOeral Wood reports that during his recent trip to Lake Lnao the hitherto hostile Moros ofcffcs^ wtSntry-cant*- in to-meet him in^v%if Mfnjiily tpifcit*, He will next \A^djk$'wi&re-4h&e hasfbeen trouble recWtly through some IJSOIOB attac!*rrigjiujpl pounding two Ameficaft' the St. Xouli ex- The. Hamburg-American line Beam-1 er Fuerst Bismarck, which sailefrpm Southampton Friday for New pork, took $950.000 in gold. nci in Tne event that the $~.i... I shop! be paid under clause 12 of the will, which reads as follows: "TwelfthI give and bequeath unto my wu' Grace Imogen Bennett, the sum of fifty thousan dollars ($50,000) in trust, howi'ver. cot the purposes set forth In a sealed letter which will be found with said will." The text of the letter was made pub lie ar one of the hearings on the will. Mr. Bryan was not present when the decision was announced, but his at torneys said he would undoubtedly ap peal from Judge Cleavohmd's decision. MASSACRE OF GERMANS IN DA- MARALAND CONFIRMED. Rebellion of the Natives Officially At- tributed to Distress Caused by the Drouth. Care Town, Nov. 7.Official ad vices received here fully confirm the massacre at Warmbad, Damaraland, German Southwest Africa, by the lion del/war tribesmen. The Germans gallantly fought to fhe end but were overwhelmed. II Is be lieved that none of them escaped Reports of isolated murders of Ger man traders are also coming in. The rebellion in Damaraland is ofil cially attributed to distress caused by the drought. CAPITALIST IN JAIL. Bondsmen Surrender Alleged St. Paul Embezzler. St. Paul, Nov. 7.Casper J. Ernst, the local capitalist arrested a few days ago for forgery and embezzlement, spent the night In the Ramsey county jail. The developments of the past few days indicate that his alleged defalca tions will reach much greater figure than at first supposed and will prob ably be from $iro,i)o to $200,000. His bondsmen, R. T. O'Connor and Ttuunas Grace, who went on the $f.0o bond fixed In the case brought against Ernst by Father Metzler of Chippewa Falls. Wis., gave Ernst up and Deputy Sheriff Hnrdlck of Ramsey county went to Ernst's residence and took him to the county jail. It has developed that a priest In New Yerk sent Ernst $10,000 to In vest, a widow In Wisconsin sent him $10,000 and a priest in Northern Min nesota is said to have lost a large sum. Ernst, It appears, secured their money to invest for them, promising them 8 per cent. He did not. It is claimed, invest the money, but paid the interest out of other funds so cured for the same pnrpose. CHARGED WITH GRAND LARCENY. Frank B. Poor Arrested in Seattle, Wash. Seattle. WaSrt, 'Nov. 7.Frank' B. Poor, president of the Citizens' Light and Power company, recently organiz ed as a rival of a company of he samo na. mp ,whU ,was incorporated 1 ti N Jersey, was arrested Thursday on a bench..warrant issued from the :imr of general sessions, New York City, efearglhg hipj with grand larceny in the first degree. The'specific charge alleged is that Pooi while a partner in the banking house of Marquand & Co.. New York City, .'appropriated to his own .use nine $1,000 Iron Mountain .mortgage bnilfN and subsequently (led the", coun try, 'piping to- Syattln. The alleged appropriation Is' said to "have been committed on June 26, PM.it. An. in dict ment bv tha grand~1nrv was "ob- tained on the 28U) or October, last. Poor's -bond was fixed at. $l,OOn and the date of hearing Nov. 19. Bail was furnished promptly. ON THE CANADIAN SIDE. Big Vein of Gold Ore Discovered Near the Sco. Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Nov. 7.A big vein of gold has been discovered near Webbwood. ir the Algana ore district in Ontario, not far the Canadia*Hsko,-whk- -is- 1,000 7 long by l.uWjteet^wide. Th'e"goH'^Y he ren r'te jock has &-rp th/n*r9'(but frptn a ce of twenty-five'feet. ^hcUrioWltycamH into s-es sion of J. B. Miller last Ju* inly $2,000 ami he has just sol? the Shakespeare Cold Mining co for $7S,6Gfi. It is probable that as a rese'r of the discovery that "gi'eat developments In that loxjaltfar.iWiU foRow. The Shakespeaie company is com posed of capitalists from Duluthland Wisconsin. It-will work from now on and employ man) "u.