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REBELS ATTACK CITY SAN DOMINGO BEING BOMBARDED BY ARTILLERY OF THE REV- OLUTIONISTS. NO GREAT DAMAGE RESULTS AS YET PLACE IS STRONGLY FORTIFIED AND WELL SUPPLIED WITH PROVISIONS, San Domingo, Republic of Santo Domingo, Saturday, Nov. 7.The rev olutionary forces, which now surround this city, attacked San Domingo last night, using artillery, but no dam age was done. The revolutionary commander this afternoon sent a messenger under a flag of truce to demand the surrender of the capital, which was refused, and hostilities were resumed. San Domingo is strongly fortified and provisions are plentiful. Washington, Nov. 11.The state department has received a cablegram from Minister Powell, at San Domin go, dated Nov. 6, stating that the rev olutionists are shelling the city. PARTIALLY DESTROYED. Dominican Naval Vessel Bombards Port of Marcoris. Washington, Nov. 11.The state de partment has received another belat ed dispatch from United States Min ister Powell, at San Domingo City, dated the 6th inst., in which the min ister says: "Macoris has just been bombarded by a Dominican naval vessel and partially destroyed. The ship then returned to San Domingo City. The American interests in Maoris are very considerable." Macoris is a fruit shipping port do ing a large business with the United States and the bombardment is sup posed to have been without the re quired twenty-four hours' notice. If it appears that American interests have THE DAILY surcerea oy aroitrary action at tne hands of .the Dominican government the state department will demand full redress and the cruiser Baltimore, now at Puerto Plata, undoubtedly will prevent further happenings of this kind. Two German warships, which started from St. Thomas Monday morning, also are available by this time to aid-in the maintenance of or-i der. I SLOWLY IMPROVING. Emperor William Resumes His Usual Morning Walk. Berlin, Nov. 11.A bulletin on the condition of Emperor William says there is a slow improvement in the appearance of the left vofcal cord and adds that the emperor has resumed his usual morning walk in the park. The emperor walked out twice dur ing the day and transacted business with the chief of the naval staff and the chiefs of his private military and naval cabinet. The morning bulletin was not sup plemented by other details. Import ance is no longer attached to the emperor's wound by the court officials, who consider that public concern can best be allayed by not saying any thing except what is contained in the bulletins. MANY IMMIGRANTS LEAVING. Exodus Due to Industrial Conditions in United States. New York, Nov. 11.Thousands upon thousands of immigrants who ar rived at this port in the early months of this year are now crowding the eastbound steamships to return to their native lands. Never before have so large a number sought return pas sage. Business retrenchments, industrial strikes and the fact that many again wish to see their native lands are the reasons advanced by the agents for the exodus. BOSTON AND MONTANA WINS. Will Be Allowed to Survey the Minnie Healy Mine. Helena, Mont., Nov. 11.The su preme court has denied the writ of su pervisory control asked for by F. A. Heinze to set aside the order granted by Judge Clancy that the Boston and Montana should be entitled to permis sion to survey the Minnie Healy through the Piccalo and Gambetta workings. JU-T.-J*.- vn_n_n in ^yy^y^y^^^t^^^^^^^i A**********.*,*,*.************** Sure to Com Any day this month and buy one of our Suits and Overcoats. The price went down this morning. We had too large a stock to think of selling at a profit. Didn't want to carry any over, so just cut off all the profit and a little of the cost. The price will be 3-4 of our regular price, and will apply to any Man's, Boy's or Child's Suit or Overcoat in the store. 4Ve have enough to fit out every man and boy in Bemidji but those served first get the selection. Better not delay. Ci\Mx^^im Bemidji, Minn. PRESIDENT URGES FAVORABLE ACTION ON THE CUBAN RE- CIPROCITY TREATY. ISLAND HAS FULFILLED ITS PLEDGES PROPOSED LEGISLATION NECES- SARY TO UPHOLD HONOR OF THE COUNTRY. Washington, Nov. 11.The day's session of congress was devoted main ly to listening to the president's mes sage in support of reciprocity with Cuba. The message received the careful attention of the senators and when Its reading had been concluded Mr. Cullom (111.) was recognized to move the reference to the committee on foreign relations of the message and the Cuban treaty, the text of which had been transmitted with the mes sage. In the house the message5 VOLUME I. NUMBER 173. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1903. TEN CENTS PER WEEK. PRESIDENT'S ANNUAL MESSAGE 1 received considerable applause from the Re publican side. Text of the Document. To the Senate and House of Represen tatives: I have convened the congress that it may consider the legislation nec essary to put into operation the commercial treaty with Cuba, which was ratified by the senate at its last session and subsequently by the Cu ban government. I deem such legis lation demanded not only by our in terest, but by our honor. We cannot with propriety abandon the course upon which we have so wisely em barked. When the acceptance of the Piatt amendment was required from Cuba by, the action of congress of trie i.T.uea states tnis government thereby committed itself to lie policy of treating Cuba as occupying a unique position as regards this coun try. It was provided that when the island became a free and independ ent republic she should stand in such close relation with us as in certain re spects to come within our system of international policy and it necessar ily followed that she must also, to a certain degree, become included with in the lines of our economic policy. Naval Station Negotiations. Situated as Cuba is it would not ho possible for this country to permit the strategic abuse of the plan by any foreign military power. It is for this reason that certain limitations have been imposed upon her financial pol icy and that naval stations have been conceded by her to the United States. The negotiations as to the details of these naval stations are on the eve of completion. They are so situated ?ne to prevent any idea that there is intention ever to use them against Cuba, or otherwise than for the pro tection of Cuba from the assaults of foreign foes, and for the better safe guarding of American interests in the waters south of us. These interests have been largely increased by the consequences of the war with Spain and will be still fur ther increased by the building of the isthmian canal. They are both mil itary and economic. The granting to us by Cuba of the naval stations above alluded to is of the utmost im portance from a military standpoint and is proof of the good faith with which Cuba is treating us. Cuba has made great progress Since her Inde pendence was established. She has Advanced Steadily In Every Way. She already stands high among her sister republics of the new world. She is loyally observing her obliga tions to us and she is entitled to like treatment by us. The treaty submitted to you for ap proval secures to the United States economic advantages as great as these given to Cuba Not an American In terest is sacrificed. By the treaty a large Cuban market is secured to our producers. It is a market which lies at our doors, which is already large, Which is capable of great expansion and which is especially Important to the development of our export trade. It would be, indeed, shortsighted for us to refuse to take advantage of such opportunity and to force Cuba into making arrangements with other coun tries to our disadvantage. The reciprocity treaty stands by it self. It is demanded on* consideration of broad national policy as well as by our economic interest. It will do harm to no industry. It will benefit many industries. It is in the interest of our people as" a whole, both be cause of its importance from the broad standpoint of international policy and because economically it intimately concerns UB to develop and i Secure the Rich Cuban Market for our farmers, artisans, merchants and manufacturers. Finally, it is de sirable as a guaranty of the good faith of our nation towards her young sis ter republic to the south, whose wel fare must ever be closely bound with ours. We gave her liberty. Wo are knit to her by the memories of the blood and the courage of our oldiors who fought for her in war by the I memories of the wisdom arid integri ty of our administrators who saved her in peace and who started her so well on the difficult path of self-gov eminent. We must help her onward end upward and in helping her we ]ia!l help ourselves. The foregoing considerations caused the negotiation of the treaty with Cuba and its ratification by the senate. They now with equal force support the i legislation by the congress which by the terms of the treaty is necessary to render it. operative. A failure to enact such legislation would como per- I ilously near a repudiation of the pledged faith of the nation. I transmit herewith the treaty, as amended by the senate and ratified by the Cuban government. THEODORE ROOSEVELT. SEVERE FIGHTING EXPECTED. Hottentot Rebels Approachingthe Cape Colony Frontier. Kenhardt, Cape Colony, Nov. 11. Hottentot rebels, numbering about 1,- 500 men, are approaching the border. Police have been dispatched to the Boene, the volunteers have beenWalled out and severe fighting is expected. Rudolff Claim Decision. Washington, Nov. 11.A cablegram received at the state department dur ing the day from Caracas states that the American and Venezuelan claims commission has delivered an award of $75,000 in the Rudolff claim. This claim was based on the violation by the Venezuelan government of a con fession granted to the claimants to es tablish and maintain a market in Caracas. Suit for $1,000,000 Back Taxes. Jackson, Miss., Nov. 11.The rev enue agent of the state of Mississippi has filed suit here to recover $1,035,- 000 back taxes, alleged to'be due the state from the Chicago, St. Louis and New Orleans railroad, now apart of the Illinois Central railway. The amount for which suit is brought is for eleven years' taxes on $6,000,000 worth of stock of the company. VERY FEW MEN A WORK. I Strike of Colorado Miners Practic- i ally Complete. Denver. Nov. 11.The tieup in the, Colorado coal fields in consequence of the strike order issued by Presi dent Mitchell of the United Mine Workers of A-aierica- is more extensb"? than operators or union leaders had expected. In Las Animas county, the princi pal battleground, the union leaders as ert that only 100 of the S.000 men employed in the various camps are working. The operators, however, declare that they still have about 1.- 000 men in the mines. In Huerfano county there are 1.800 miners, of whom more than 1,000 are already on strike and the union leaders are con fident that they will succeed in in ducing the remainder to come out. Practically all the S00 miners in Fre mont, county are idle. In the North ern field 1,500 miners are on strike and about 400 are working on small independent properties at which all the demands of the men have been conceded. In Western Colorado about 1.000 miners are working, but organizers are busy among them. Union loaders at Trinidad say that SO per cent of the miners in New Mexico have gone out. "In Wyoming and Utah the strike has not yet become effective. MISS GOELET MARRIED. Wealthy Heiress Becomes Duchess of Roxburghe. Now York, Nov. 11.The marriage of Miss May Goelet, only daught' of Mrs. Ogden Goelet and one of the richest of American heiresses, to Henry John Innes-Ker, eighth Duke of Roxburghe, was solemnized during the day at St. Thomas' church in this city, Bishop William Croswell Doar" of Albany, assisted by Rev. Ernest M. Stires of St. Thomas' church, perform ing the ceremony. A company of 250 guests, a small number for an Interna tional marriage of such importance, witnessed the ceremony, but masses of palms,, shrubs and flowers banked the church so effectively that the great nave seemed far from empty. After the ceremony the duke and duchess went to the homo of Mrs. Ogden Goelet, on Fifth avenue, where an informal reception, to which only a part of the wedding guests were bidden, was held. It had been In tended to make the wedding a more brilliant function, but tho death of Sir Michael Herbert, uncle of the bride, caused the change in plans. COMMON DOWN O TEN. United States Steel Stocks Make New Low Record. New York, Nov. 11.On very heavy offerings the United States Steel Is sues once more established a new low record, all three Issues, the com mon and preferred stocks and the 5 per cent bonds sold off at the open ing, rallied slightly and before the end of the hour went lower than be fore. The common touched 10, the preferred 49% and the bonds 65^t. Trading in the Steel "issues com pletely overshadowed the balance of the market. The great bulk of the offerings seems to be short stock, but it is quite likely that considerable long stock came out, especially of the preferred, many stop IOHS orders being uncovered when this stock touched 50. London sold the Steel stocks and so did various out of town houses. The balance of the list was materially affected, some of the high grade railway shares declining a point or more with Pennsylvania showing especial weakness. MANY GIFTS FROM KAISER. Germanic Mu6eum at Harvard Dedicated. Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 11.The Germanic museum at Harvard univer sity, proposed years ago by eminent German-Americans and fostered by Emperor William of Germany and by Prince Henry of Prussia, was dedi cated during the day. Within tho mu seum are valuable gifts from Emperor William, Prince Henry and other dis tinguished Germans. The gifts were presented formally to the university and the Germanic museum association by Baron von Btissche-Hadenhausen, first secretary of the German embassy at Washing ton, and accepted by President Eliot on the part of the university, by Professor Kuno-Franck for the mu seum and by Hon. Carl Schurz, for the association. The exercises took place In the new lecture hall. Servian Congratulations Declined. Vienna, Nov. 11.It is announced In a dispatch received here from Pel grade Servia, that the British charge d'affalrs there refused to receive the congratulations of the Servian gov ernment on the birthday of King Ed ward. This refusal was in accord ance with his Instructions not to maintain diplomatic relations with King Peter's government. The affair has caused some sensation. Acquitted of Murder Charge Sibley, la.. Nov. 11.---The jury in the case of Dr. A. B. Wilder, charged with murder, brought in a verdict acquitting the defendant. It was charged that Dr. Wilder caused the death of a woman by the performance of a criminal operation. Tribesmen Lose Heavily. Aden, Arabia, Nov. 11.Eight British infantrymen and one Sepoy were wounded in the engagement with a tribe which recently took place in the Aden Hinterland. Th tribe's loss was heavy, the killed including the chief's son. FRANCE FOLLOWS SUIT RECOGNIZES THE DE FACTO GOV- ERNMENT OF THE REPUB- LIC OF PANAMA. FRENCH CONSUL GIVEN INSTRUCTIONS ARE SUBSTANTIALLY THE SAME AS SENT BY THE STATE DEPARTMENT. Paris. Nov. 11.The French gov ernment has-recognized the de facto government of the republic of Pan ama. The instructions forwarded by For eign Minister Deleasse to the French consul at Panama authorizes him to have relations with the new govern ment. The instructions are substan tially the same as those sent from Washington to the United States con sul at Panama and will have the er fect of giving tho same recognition of the new regime as the United States has already given. A formal recognition will follow later. The action of M. Deleasse is not yet publicly known. DISCUSS PANAMA SITUATION. President, Senator Hanna and Cabi net Hold Conference. Washington, Nov. 11.An import ant conference concerning the Pan ama situation was held at the White House during the day, just prior to tho formal meeting of the cabinet. The participants were President Roosevelt. Senator Hanna and mem bers of the cabinet. The decision reached, If any, was not disclosed. It is understood, however, that the dis cussion was purely informal and not intended In any manner to be deci sive. Senator Hanna chatted frankly when he left the White House. The chairmanship of the Republican na tional committee, ho said, had not been discussed. "It's a dead issue, anyhow," ho said. "We talked of a variety of topics," continued the sen ator, "among them the Panama situa tion. That is not a political question -not even a technical one. The peo ple of this country want an Isthmian canal built and they want It built by the Panama route. They have ac cepted the Panama route and they propose to stand by tho president In the matter of constructing the canal by that route." Senator Hanna was asked whether In his opinion It would be necessary to enact new legislation to provide for negotiations between the United States and the republic of Panama for the construction of that canal. replied that that was a question for a lawyer to answer. He felt that a new, treaty would bo necessary, of course, but did not think serious difficulty would be encountered In negotiating a canal treaty with Panama. GERMANY WILL NOT LISTEN, Declines Offer of Protectorate Over Colombia. Berlin, Nov. 11.The Colombian commission, if it comes here, will re ceive no consideration from the Ger* man government. The correspondent of the Associate ed Press called the foreign office's attention to the statement made by Artuno de Brlgard. thm Colombian consul general In New York, that, the Colombians were clamoring for a Ger man -protectorate over their country and that the Colombian government had been asked to send a commis sion to Germany to offer Emperor William certain pieces of land on both seas, in return for Germany's protection. The reply was: "We have heard nothing on the sub ject, but if a commission comes with such a proposition it would not be en tertained for one minute. We have no intention of mixing ourselves in the affairs of the Isthmian states. We are Bt.Ul wjthout any communication from our T*onsular representatives in regard to the revolution or asking protection, hence we have omitted to ask the United States to look after German interests. "The statements regarding our com mercial interests In Colombia and Panama have been much exaggerated, but we hope to see our trade there prosper better after the United States builds the canal." BEAUPRE STILL A BOGOTA. Refrains From Taking Advantage of Leave of Absence. Washington, Nov. 11.In a dispatch received a few days ago at the state department from Minister Beaupre he announced that he had decided to re frain from taking advantage of his leave of absence, which was imme diately available, until March. No ex planation is offered for tte change in Mr. Beaupre's plans, bur it is sur mised that he foresaw the approach ing revolution and he decided to be at his post when the separation came. No apprehension is felt for the min ister's personal safety at Bogota, though it is realized that his lot may be an unuleasant one. It is' announced that Daniel Froh man, the theatrical manager, and Miss Marguerite Illlngton, the actress, whose home is in Illinois, will be mar ried in New York city Nov. 22.