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IRONWORKERS EMPLOYED BY NEW YORK IRON LEAGUE MUST QUIT WORK." NUMBER OF LARGE CITIES AFFECTED FORTY THOUSAND MEN I N THE BUILDING TRADES OUT OF EMPLOYMENT. New York, Nov. 9.President Frank Buchanan of the Bridge and Structural Ironworkers of America has ordered a strike the country over on all con tracts held by the Iron league of New York. Forty thousand men in the "building trades and 250 buildings un der construction are affected by the order. Outside of New York the con tracts held by members of the Iron league are few. Only a few buildings in Philadelphia, Pittsburg and St. Louis will be affected. President Buchanan claims that 5,000 men will walk out in New York and that 10,000 building mechanics will be thrown out of work by their action. After Sam Parks had tied up the contracts of the Iron league for months last spring the employers formed a Housesmiths' union of their own from members of Parks' union and ironworkers from out of town-, who were willing to sign the arbitra tion agreement. The union now has a membership of 1,900. The league claims it has more men than it actu ally has work for. Conferences between President Bu chanan and a joint committee of iron workers and the Iron league have been in progress this week. Concessions had been made on both sides, but the split came when the ironworkers re fused to receive into local union No. 2 the new organization of housesmiths as a whole. VICTIM OF A CUSTOM. Statement of Sam Parks Before Enter ing Sing Sing. New York, Nov. 9.Before he left his cell here to begin serving his sen tence of more than two years in Sing Sing prison for extortion of money from employers Samuel Parks, ex walking delegate of the local House smiths and Bridgemen's union, called I about him a number of newspaper men to bid them farewell. In so doing he made the following statement: "Its only taken a little more than seven years to get me here. It has "been a hard fight and I've lost that's all. I'm down and out and I know when I've got enough. I'll be forgotten in less than a year except by some of i the boys who thought there was some good in me and I am sorry fof'it. Every laboring man in this country yyyyy^yyyyy^yygyyyyyyyMM AAAAAAr-fLru*-i-i*.r ?y-yvvvv-i/\nrinn.^^~o~u~i~i~~ri~i"i~ri~i~r-rt"y~i~ri~r~i"i should remember me tor years to come. I should be a warning to them. I'm the victim of a custom that is older than I am and that is the habit of having money transactions with em ployers. That put me here. "The salvation of the unions lies in stopping that practice at once. They must give up fines, waiting time, back ray for strikes and everything like that. That's the loophole through which this ..'grafting,''.as. .they"call it. creeps In. The employers never leave any trucks. I could name 100 employ ers here who have made a practice of using labor unions against competi- tors." MORE TROOPS ORDERED OUT. Entire National Guard of Colorado Will Protect Mines. Denver, Nov. 9.Orders have been issued by Adjutant General Bell to every organization of the Colorado national guard not now in Cripple Creek to be in readiness to take the field. It had been planned to reopen the mines at Telluride under military protection, but in view of the impend ing strike of coal miners the Telluride mine managers decided to defer ac tion. Adjutant General Bell has an nounced his intention of recruiting the national guard up to 3,000 men. News from Trinidad is to the effect that the exodus of miners to other coal fields has set in. A number have pur chased tickets to points in Texas, In dian Territory, Missouri and Illinois. Many Italians and Austrians are ar ranging to leave for Europe. JURY FAILS TO AGREE. Trial of Senator Farris of Missouri on Bribery Charge. Jefferson City, Mo., Nov. 9.The jury before which State Senator Frank H. Farris was tried on a charge of bribery in connection with alum legis lation came into court at 10 o'clock and reported that it had failed to agree on a verdict. The judge thereupon discharged the jury from further serv ice. The foreman reported that the jury stood eight for conviction and four for acquittal. The jury had been out exactly sixteen and a half hours. Senator Farris was the first of the indicted members of the legislature to be tried on charges of bribery. PROTECT AMERICAN INTERESTS. United States Cruiser Baltimore at Puerto Plata. Cape Haytien, Nov. 9.The United States cruiser Baltimore has arrived at Puerto Plata, on the north coast of the republic of Santo Domingo. Italian and German warships are expected at San Domingo, the capital. Washington, Nov. 9.Captain Briggs of the cruiser Baltimore cabled the navy department from Puerto Plata, on the north coast of San Domingo, announcing his arrival and stating that the Cherokee was discharging her cargo. This indicates that the blockade has been raised. Charles Weissman was sentenced to serve three years in the state peniten tiary and to pay a fine of $1 for his connection with the fraudulant natur alization of aliens in St. Louis. Beltrami County's Leading Store. ARMY OF SEVEN THOUSAND MEN SAID TO BE MARCHING TO ATTACK COLON. CRITICISES ACTION OF UNITED STATES INTENDS TO FULFILL OBLIGA- TIONS DESPITE AMERICAN INTERFERENCE. Paris, Nov. 9.The Patrie publish es, in a dispatch from Antwerp, Bel gium, an interview with Gonzales Tor res, consul general of Colombia, who says he has just received a dispatch from Colombia announcing that 7,000 troops are about to arrive at Savanilla on their way to Colon. Among the number are 500 men from the depart ment of Antioqui. The department of Boyaca is also furnishing its contin gent. Consul General Torres adds that the action of the American naval forces at Colon prevented Colombia from sending troops to Panama to suppress the uprising, thus preventing Colom bia' from fulfilling her treaty obliga tion to maintain order. He further declares that in spite of American in terference Colombia will fulfill her treaty duties and will march troops by land to Panama. The Patrie asserts that the forego ing interview discloses that Colombia has decided "not to permit the United States to take part of her territory under the pretext of creating a new republic." MUST ANNOUNCE ITS POLICY. France Not Ready to Recognize Re public of Panama. Paris, Nov. 9.Before giving a for mal recognition by France of the new republic of Panama Foreign Minister Delcasse has decided to secure a spe cific declaration that the new regime will carry out Colombia's former obli gations in connection with the canal and other French property interests. Until this declaration is unmistak ably given French recognition will be withheld, but as soon as it is given there is the best reason to believe that France will recognize the inde pendence of the new state. Cable in quiries are now proceeding to secure the specific assurance requested. The French consul at Panama cabled that Panama would assume Colombia's for mer treaty and legal obligations. This is considered by the officials here as making practically certain the inten tions nf the new str.te tovjn.rd French VOLUME I, NUMBER 171. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA.. MONDAY. NOVEMBER 9, 1903, TEN CENTS PER WEEK. COLOMBIA SHOWS SIGNS OF FIGHT property rights, but in order to re^ move Ttte s..}gms question -or uounc a definite declaration from the new regime is awaited. CAUSED GREAT REJOICING. News That United States Had Recog nized Panama. Colon, Nov. 9.The people here are frantic with delight at the United I States' recognition of the de facto governmeatof the republic of Pan ama. Panama, Nov. 9.M. Philippe Pu nau-Varilla has boon appointed diplo matic agent of the republic of Panama at Washington. He is one of the finan cial agents of the Panama Canal com pany. His first official act was to officially notify the junta that the United States has recognized the de facto government of the republic of Pan ama. The news has caused great re joicing hero and was telegraphed throughout the country. Preparations are being made to celebrate the event with great enthusiasm. M. Philippe Dunau-Varilla now is in New York. CRUISER ATLANTA AT COLON. United States Naval Force on the Isth mus Augmented. I Colon, Colombia, Nov. 9.The Unit ed States cruiser Atlanta arrived here during the morning. i The municipal councils of Ponon ome, Bmperadpr, San Carlos and Ar raijan have announced their adher erice to the new republic of Panama. General Pompilo Guitiorcz. who ar rived at Colon Thursday to replace Governor Obnldia, sailed for Carta gena the same day on the steamer Orinoco, which took the Colombian troops from Colon. The following provisional appoint ments have been made here: Gov ernor and military chief, Porflro Me lendoz secretary-of the government, Cristobal Uriola alcalde. Benlgno Andoion treasurer, Antonio Oeano commander of police, Manuel Paredes. ORDERED TO COLON. Battleship Maine Will Sail as Soon as Coaled. Washington. Nov. 9.The battleship flaine has been ordered to Colon. She Has sailed from the New York navy yard for Hampton Roads, where she will coal and proceed to her destina tion. _____ Will Await Formal Recognition. Berlin, Nov. 9.Germany has not vet taken into consideration the ques tion of recognizing the republic of Panama and will await the United Jiat-'s' formal recognition. Germany limits that among the great, powers lie United States is the country most concerned and will shape her course with special referenee*to that fact. MAtttit*^tkn*^J^^A*, ^f**rr^****++v*'^*^+*+ **r+*v+w v^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^v^^^^^^ ASSISTED PAT CROWE. Alleged Cudahy Kidnapper Tells of tho Crime. St. Joseph, Mo.. Nov. 9.Thomas' Costello, alias Thomas Murphy, of Omaha, was arrested in South St. Joseph by throe policemen after a desperate struggle during which Cos tello was severely pun hoi and only submitted to -arrest wlioi lie was ex hausted. He had quarreled with a woman who informed the police that he was an associate of Pat Crowe and was one of the kidnappers of the son of Millionaire Cudahy ofOmaha. Cos tello. while intoxicated, boasted in a saloon of his connection with th-a crime. Costello was taken into the private office of Captain McNamara, to whom he made what he said was a complete confession of his part in the Cudahy kidnapping. Costello claims that the man Johnson, who is now serving time in Montana for train robbery, secured young Cudahy, while he and Crowe, who planned the capture, wait, ed at a little house on the outskirts of Omaha. Costello says that a ransom of $_r, 000 was paid by the boy's father for his return. He says all three of .the men in the job at one time worked at the Cudahy packinghouse at Omaha. Chief of Police Frans said he hid verified Costello's statement and be lieves it is true. TWO BANKERS ARRESTED. Failure of Minnesota Concern Wi!! Investigated. Jordan, Minn., Nov. 9. -II. Schreiner, forineu-xaahXoc-aiulA, '.L, Schaeffer. present cashier of the Sco County hank, which close 1 Its doerj a week ago. have been arrested pend ing an investigation into the affairs of the concern The total assets of the bank amount to $143,881. Of which the most is use less paper. The liabilities are $151- 054.37, leaving a shortage of $9,S0ti.73! The bank has been In a very bail state for the past few months and the crisis was reached when the bank closed its doors to the public. There was some hope of adjustment, but later revelations of the condition of the bank have dispelled till hopes of the depositors and it is thought that they will not realize 10 per cent on their deposits. Mrs. M. A. Schultz of Helena town ship had in the bank a deposit of $!.- 800all the money she possessed. Upon learning that the bank was de funct she became insane and ended her life by taking poison. The bank was a private one and it Is alleged that Its funds wore lost In speculation. CONVICT WANTED TO DIE. But the De**th Sentence Is Commuted to Life Imprisonment. Denver, Nov. 9.The death sentence passed upon Henry King, colored, for the murder of his wife has been commuted to life imprisonment by the state board of pardons on the ground that there Is doubt of the validity of the capital punishment law on ac count of tho apparent Irregularities In Its passage hy the legislature. A pe culiar feature of tho case Is the fnct that the action of the pardon board Is contrary to the wishes of the convict himself, who refused to sign an ap plication for clemency, saying he wished to die. He has repeatedly begged the warden of the penitentiary to hasten his execution. He was to have been hanged this week. King, who Is the father of "Buddy" King, a colored prizefighter of some note, killed his wife at Colorado Springs be cause she refused to live with him. EMBEZZLER SURRENDERS. Charles C. Goven Lost Money on the Races. Portland, Ore., Nov. 9.Charles C. Goven surrendered himself to a de tective agency here during the day, stating that two years ago he embez zled f2.r from the Botsford Provi sion company of Chicago. Goven came here about a week ago. He is said to have played the races and gambled In Chicago. To make good his losses he embezzled his employer's funds and (led. He has had a checkered ca reer since, he left Chicago. He first went to Nicaragua where he fought in a revolution, then returned to the scene of hi" crime and from there to Butte, Mont., whence he came to Port land. He states as his reason for giv ing himself up 4hat he was tired of wandering. THREE PERSONS ON BOARD. Schooner Rosebud Probably Lost on Lake Michigan. Marinette, Wis., Nov. 9.The little schooner Rosebud of Menominee, Mich., is missing. She left here three weeks ago for Cheboygan, Mich., and has not been heard from since. It Is believed she has gone down in T-ako Michigan with George and Edward Cota. sons of the owner, who were sailing her, and their sister. Miss Belle Cota, who was steward. The boat was ninety feet over all and was valued at about $r,000 AGAIN "lN~" THE TOILS. Alonzo J. Whiteman Charged With Forgery at Chicago. Chicago, Nov. 9.Alonzo J. White man, formerly a Duluth capitalist and state senator from that city, is under arrest here charged with forging the name of John B. Prentiss to a check for $200. which he passed in June on the Auditorium hotel in payment for room rent. Whiteman begged piteously to be released, but was sent to the Harrison street station, DISCUSS LEGISLATION PRESIDENT AND LEADING REPUB- LICAN SENATORS CONFER AT WHITE HOUSE. PROGRAMME FOR THE EXTRA SESSION CUBAN RECIPROCITY AND FINAN- CIAL QUESTION SUBJECTS OF CONSIDERATION. Washington. Nov. 9.A conference I to review the work to be done at the i extra session of congress and to dis cuss matters of legislation during the regular session was held at the White I House during the day between Presi dent Roosevelt and Senators Allison of Iowa, Aid rich of Rhode Island, Cul lom of Illinois. Piatt of Connecticut, Hale of Maine and Spooner of Wiscon sin. The conference lasted over an hour, but it was stated by the senators on leaving tho White House that the exact form of legislation to ptit Cuban reciprocity into effect had not been decided upon. In view of the prompt action of the. administration in recognizing the new republic of Panama it was stated that no legislation on that subject would be absolutely necessary, although it might, be desirable to give tho presi dent authority to conduct canal nego tiations with the new republic. An endorsement by congress of the presi dent's action in recognizing the re public of Panama may take the form of providing diplomatic agents for the new republic. The question of financial legislation was discussi d. but no conclusion look ing to a change of the general undor stnndlng that no financial legislation will be undertaken at the called ses sion was reai hod. SUBMITTED BY CUBA. Proposal for Turning Over Guanta namo Coaling Station. Havana, Nov. 9.Tin* Cuban gov ernment has handed to United States Minister Squiers a proposition which, If accepted by tho United Stales, will result in the Immediate turning over of the Guantanamo naval station to the United States. The turnover includes the public grounds and the portions purchased by the American government ami does not include the parcel still unacquired. The United States will have imme diate control of large areas of land on both sides of the bay. inclusive of the entrance, on which lighthouses are situated, ,:nd all the privato properties within the area will be purchased on terms-practically agreed upon, except ing that of the Cuba Eastern railroad, a New York company, which is seek ing to establish a terminus within the area. INTERSTATE ELECTRIC ROAD. Line From Twin Cities to Northern Iowa. St. Paul, Nov. 9.The Twin Cities aro to be connected with Southern Minnesota and Northern Iowa towns by an electric car line. George 1 Getty of Minneapolis and E. Mabie of Iowa Falls, formerly of Minneapolis, are the promoters of the new road. Condemnation proceed ings for the right of way have already been commenced. The line will run from the Twin Cit ies throagh Shakopee, Faribault, Man kato and A'bert Lea into Iowa. Iowa Falls, Clarion. Mason City and Water loo are on the route of the proposed line. The lino will carry freight as well as passengers, particular attention be ing given to dairy expresi business. ANTI-COMPACT LAW SUSTAINED. South Dakota Judge Decides Against Insurance Companies. Sioux Falls, S. D.. Nov. 9.Judge John E. Carland of the United States court for the district of South Da kota has sustained the anti-com pact law passed by the legislature last winter. It forbids collusion be tween fire insurance companies in fix ing rates. The companies applied for an injunction to restrain the insurance commissioner from enforcing the law. The judge denies the Injunction and says: "Clearly these complainants have the option either to cease business in the state of South Dakota or comply with the law in question. They have no (onstitutional rights that are In fringed by it." PINE LANDS WITHDRAWN. Will Be Held Until the Demand In creases. Duluth, Nov. 9.Acting under or ders from Washington the Duluth land office has been compelled to close to the public a tract of nearly 160,000 acres of land in Itasca county. The lands were formerly an Indian reservation, but were ceded, to the gov ernment by the Chippewa Indians in 1895. It consisted of two tracts, one comprising 115.34K78 acres and the other 40,809.SO acres, and was known as pine lands and disposed of by pub lic auction. Sales have been so small that It is now withdrawn and will be held until there is a greater demand.