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REVOLUTIONISTS CONTINUE THE BOMBARDMENT OF THE SAN DOMINION CAPITAL. SOME LOSS OF LIFE IS REPORTED NUMBER OF GOVERNMENT SOL- DIERS AND SEVERAL NON- COMBATANTS DEAD. to the city San Domingo, Republic of Domingo, Tuesday, Nov. 10.The city preceding day. Is closely beSieged by the revolution-) vessels are here ists and commerce paralyzed. \j Firing in and aror.nd San Domingo continues. Many shells are falling in-1 Gazelle are here. Previous to beginning the bombard ment of San Domingo the revolution ists notified the diplomatic corps and the consular officers that they had previously served notice on the Do minican government that the forces fof the revolution intended to adopt all means, including a bombardment, in their efforts to capture the city. The situation here is becoming very critical and the presence of more war ships at San Domingo is urgently re quired. The guard for the German consul ate, which was landed from the cruis ers of Germany now in port, is in constant4 communication with the lat ter by muans of a signal station which has been erected over the consulate. GOVERNMENT LOSS HEAVY. Several Non-Combatants Also Killed at Sari Domingo. New York, Nov. 12.A dispatch from Santo Domingo, dated Nov. 9, says the attack on the city by the rev olutionists, which began last Friday, was still in force Monday. During all of Saturday night, the disDatch continues, the insurgents at- tacked the outposts with small arms and also delivered a rather heavy shell fire. The government, however, succeeded in repelling the attack, al though with considerable loss. The losses of the revolutionists were slight. Some foreign non-combatants were killed. During an attack on Sunday after noon an insurgent shell passed within a few feet of Mr. Powell, the Ameri can minister, at the legation. A sortie was made by 140 govern ment troops, but they were ambushed and compelled to retire within the walls, leaving their dead and wound ed on the field. Early Sunday night there was an other heavy attack, but the rebels were again repulsed. The losses are unknown. Several shells exploded in the city this morning. The German cruiser Gazelle arrived Monday and landed marines. The Santo German cruiser Panther arrived the No other foreign war AFFECTE New York, Nov. 12.At the office of J. P. Morgan & Co. it is said that Mr. Morgan has no intention whatever of I retiring from active business and that reports that he has such intention are entirely incorrect. GIVEN INCREASE IN WAGES. General Advance Granted to Utah Coal Miners. Salt Lake, Utah, Nov. 12.The coal miners of this state have been grant ed an increase of 10 per cent in their wages. Specials from the different camps show that the advance has been general, the rate of pay being rai?ed from 2.50 to $2.75 a day. AAMAt^^J^Al^AJVllVl'^^'' y^yyyyyyyyyi^yUUywys*^^^**/.A^*^^****^^^**^**^*^******** Any day this month and buy one of our Suits and Overcoats. The price went down this morning. W 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. W have enough to fit out every man and boy in Bemidji but those served first get the selection. Better not delay. Q\ML- .^in^g-irnrrrrrrrrrrnrrrr-------- rrrrrrrrrrrr VOLUME 1. NUMBER 174. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1903. AMERICAN STOCKS. Rumor in London That The political situation is un- London, Nov. 12.The report from changed. I New York to the effect that J. Pier- The German warships Panther and! pent Morgan proposed to retire from P. Morgan Would Retire. business was given prominence in the newspapers here and the weakness of Americans on the Stock Exchange was attributed thereto, though the op erators were somewhat skeptical as to the truth of the rumor. "The king of trusts," "the Morgan izer of the world," "the financial Titan," are a few of the titles be stowed on Mr. Morgan by the papers which comment on the report. Mr. Morgan's London house* de clares the report .of his intended re tirement to be "quite untrue." ^S 4 Bemidji, Minn. Baltimore, Nov. 12.In a wild fren zy of revenge seventy members of the graduating class of the Western high I school have set upon Miss Lillie Ben gert, their classmate, whom they ac cused of being a "talebearer." They scratched her face until the blood ran, pulled her hair out, tore her hat to s'pees. kicked her books into the pr.i- DISORDER AT BOGOTA ANTI-GOVERNMENT UPRISING OC CURS IN THE CAPITAL CITY OF COLOMBIA. THE DAILY PIONEER. 200 GIRLS POUND A CLASSMATE In a Frenzy of Revenge Girl Students Seriously Assault On of Their Number. MILITARY POWER S SUPPRES S RUTINS! & SBSuSf AMERICAN LEGATION UNDER THE PROTECTION OF TROOPS OF COLOMBIA SHUT OUT. ler ana men triea to tear oir net* dom ing. Miss Dengert finally broke away and ran. pursued by nearly 200 girls. She finally dashed into a grocery and the clerks barred the doors until the po lice scattered the crowd. The rioters were fifteen to eighteen years old and the scene of the trouble was the most fashionable .quarter of the city. mg the president and calling for a change of government. Hundreds gathered at the palace and the orator, a prominent national general, called for the resignation of the president. The gathering was dis persed by the troops, several people being wounded but there was no fatal ities. The city was under martial law and well guarded by soldiers. The legation of the United States was un der the protection of the government THE REPUBLIC. Future Canal Negotiations Will Ee With Panama. Washington, Nov. 12.It is stated hero on authority that it is too late for Colombia to make any effort to resurrect the canal treaty with the Washington, Nov. 12.The state department has received a cablegram from United States Minister Beaupre, United States and beyond preventing at Bogota, dated Nov. 9, in which the I a hostile clash between Colombia and minister states that large crowds the new republic of Panama the? pro- were parading the streets on the 8th Posed visU of General Reyes to Pan inst. crying "Down with Marroquin. There .was a mass meeting denounc w^ff^w^^*WF fS3*SS of Lorenzo Marroquin (believed here to be a senator and son of the presi I dent) has been attacked with stones. ama will be without result. The same authority points out that the United States government, having rec ognized Panama as an independent state, cannot now proceed to nego tiate with Colombia on any terms for canal rights in a state over which Colombia exercises no political con trol so any future canal negotiations will be between the United States government and the government of Panama. Mr. Tower, our ambassador at Her lin, has cabled the state department that, bo has been requested by Baron iRichthofeu, the German foreign secre tary, to inform the Washington gov ernment that the report that Germany intended to become involved in lb isthmian situation is entirely without foundation and that nothing is known in Berlin of the intention of Colombia to appeal to Emperor William for as sistance as was alleged in a recent in terview by the Colombian consul gen eral al New York. "Mr. Tower adds that he was further assured^by th" foreign secretary in a most earnest and sincere Hanner that the ([nestion of Germany's interfering in Panama simply did not exist. DISCUSS PANAMA AFFAIRS. Minister Porter Sees Head Of French Foreign Office. Paris, Nov. 12.Ambassador Por ter caller at the foreign office dur ing the day and had a long and agree able conversation with Foreign Min ister Delcasse concerning the events at Panama. The discussion showed that a most harmonious accord of Views existed between the two govern ments. The ambassador took occa sion to thank M. Delcasse for the friendly and sympathetic attitude of France. The numerous informal conferences held between M. Delcasse and General Porter have contributed largely to ward insuring the French attitude of leaving the United States untram meled in connection with isthmian af fairs. WILL GRANT TIME EXTENSION. Panama Canal Company to Permit New Treaty Negotiations. Paris, Nov. 12.W. N. Cromwell, American counsel for the Panama Canal company, sailed during the day for New York. During his stay there Mr. Cromwell held extended comer- I ences with the company and he goes home prepared to represent the com pany during the negotiations for a new canal treaty. The company's of ficials have announced their willing ness to grant an extension of time for the American purchase of the con cession, sufficient to permit the nego tiation and ratification of a new treaty. It is understood that Mr. Cromwell Is authorized to give assurances on toe subject of the extension. TROUBLE EXPECTED THERE. United States Gunboat Concord Goes to Buena Ventura. Panama, Nov. 12.The United States gunboat Concord, whieh left here Tuesday affernooon, is said to be bound for Buena Ventura. The United States cruisers Boston and Marble head remain here. The last news received at Panama from Buena Ventura was to the effect that the Colombian authorities were expecting an auacl on mat port from the direction ot Panama thai they were building entrenchments and that the Colombian gunboat Bogota was being stripped for action. BY PAYING $6,000,000. Philippine Government to Acquire Friar's Lands. Washington, Nov. 12.-Advices reaching the war department from Manila indicate that before he sails for the United States on Dec. 22, Gov ernor Taft will have succeeded in settling one of the most vexatious problems connected with the acquisi tion of the Philippines, namely, the adjustment of the claims of the friars for their extensive property holdings in the islands. Negotiations to th|s end have been in progress at Manila between Governor Taft and Mgr. Guido, the papal delegate, ever since the governor's return to the island from Pome. The main obstacle to a settlement appears to have been an issue between the papal delegate and the religious orders as to the propor tion of the purchase money to be paid by the insular government that was to be turned over to Pome. The friars naturally desired to receive the major part of the allotment and when ftey learned that Live niivh insisted upon a certain sum they sought to make good their own proportion by increas ing the sum total of the price de manded for the lands. This ran til total up to about $14,000,000, a sum entirely beyond any "figure which, t'pt* insular government was willing ti consider. Realizing thai with fii ernor Taft's departure the ch I a settlement would become more mote f,he church authorities IK. ui1 pressure to bear upon the friars v'.'.'n the result that, the insular government expects to be able to acquire their entire holdings in the Philippines for a sum approximating $6,000,000. BRYAN SAILS FOR EUROPE. Again Declares He Is Not a Presi dential Candidate. New York, Nov. 12.-- Before he sailed for EuiOpe on the Majestic Wil liam J. Bryan was asked by an inter viewer: "Will the Democrats go to the polls next year as a united party'?" "I think all Democrats will be united at the polls but not, of course, those who are not Democrats. Those who are not Democrats will not bo with the Democrats." "if all agreed upon you would you accept the nomination?" "I am not a candidate 1 have said this before. 1 repeat it. I am not a candidate for the oflice. "On my return 1 shall simply re sume my light for nomocracy and what I shall do can be gauged b.v what I have done in .the past. 1 hope to keep up the fight for at least twenty live more years. 1 will then be sixty eight years of ago and in iho mean time there will be six presidential elections. Even then 1 may not be too old to continue iho light." Mr. Bryan would not discuss the Panama situation at this time. THOUSANDS RETURN TO WORK. Properties of Amalgamated Copper Company Resume. Butte, Mont., Nov. 12.Work was resumed during the day in ail the properties of the Amalgamated Cop per company in the state, fn Butte 8,500 men went back to work, in Ana cbtida 2,000 men are again employed in the Washoe smelter, and at Great Falls the Boston and Montana smelter has started up with a full force of 2,000 meu. The work of lowering mules, horses and tools in the mines was begun during the morning and before twenty-four hours the three shifts will by* working as before. The Butty Miners' union has adopt ed resolutions thanking Governor Toole for his action in calling a spe cial sessipii of the legislature. The working people of Butte atfu the state are jubilant and the depression that has been felt in business circles for the past twenty days is much relieved. Amalgamated officials say that the other properties of the Amalgamated in Idaho and Wyoming will be started up at once. Directly and Indirectly nearly 21,000 men will return to ffork. AFFECTS THIRTY THOUSAND. General Reduction In Wages at Fall River Mills. Fall River, Mass., Nov. 12.No- tices were posted during the day in the cotton mills of this city announc ing a general reduction of 10 per cn in wages to take effect Nov. 23. About 30,000 operatives are affected. The cut Is attributed to the un settled state of the color goods trade, resulting from the high price of raw material and to a pronounced hesita tion to buy on the part of usual pur chasers. The action taken In Fall River is of widespread importance since a step of this nature in this city usually is followed by mill owners in Southern and Central Massachusetts, Rhode Isl and and Eastern Connecticut, where a total of about 50,000 men are em ployed. It is thought that no general strike will he ordered here at this time by the Textile Workers' union, who will consider the sltuatiom Solely to Kestore o-raer. St. Petersburg, Nov. 12.A dispatch from Port Arthur received here says in reference to the statement on the subject published in the foreign press: "It is declared here that the 4o troops ordered to Mukden were sent there Bolely for the purpose of restoring or der. No other measures have been taken." TEN CENTS PER WEEK. OPPOSITION GIVES IN REPUBLICANS WHO FOUGHT CU- BAN RECIPROCITY TO VOTE WITH THEIR PARTY. SPEAKER OF HOUSE SO INFORMED' BELIEVE IT IMPOLITIC TO SHOW DIVIDED FRONT SO EARLY IN THE SESSION. Washington, Nov. 12.~ Speaker Can non has been assured by one of the mo-it prominent loaders the oppo sition to Cuban reciprocity* in the last congress that there would be little or no opposition among Republicans to the bill carrying into effect the Cuban reciprocity treaty. He told the speak er that the attempt to form an oppo sition had failed and that the Repub licans would not join the Democrats in voting the .Morris differential amend ment on the bill. The speaker was assured that the sentiment among the Republicans-was" to. stand by the speaker that it would be impolitic to have a division of the party at the beginning of the ses sion. FATHERED BY HANSBROUGH. Bill Introduced to Repeal Timber and Stone Act. Washington, Nov. 12.Senator llansbrough has introduced in the senate a bill- which, by Implication, repeals the timber and stone act un der which laud is now admired at $2.r an acre regardless of Its real value. The measure is intended to cure defects in existing laws, put a quietus upon speculation in public timber lands and an end to the frauds Which recently have grown Into a national scandal. It was referred to the committeo on public lands, of which the author is chairman. If Senator HanEDrough's measure becomes a law all the timber land on the public domain will be withdrawn from entry and the government will enter-upon the policy of disposing of its timber at its market value. One provision in the bill prohibits the etv try oT these lands under the houie st ad or old land laws. SENATE BEGINS BUSINESS. Number of Petitions Received and Many Bills Introduced. Waahnlg'on, Nov. 12.- The senate begun business in earnest during the day by receiving for the first time in tie session a number of petitions and also many bills. Homo of the pe titions protested against Senator Smoot of Utah remaining In the sen ate. Mr. Cnllingcr (N. II.) was the first of the senators to secure recognition, for the introduction of bills and the llti-'t bill introduced by him provided for the election of a statute to (ioii eral John stnik. r~**~ The house convened at 12 o'clock. After prayer by the chaplain and the reading ol the journal Messrs. Reed, Walla and Kyle were sworn in as members of the house. On motion of Mr. Payne the house, at 12:05', adjourned. DIES AT KANSAS CITY. Hen. Oliver Simmons, Member of Canadian Parliament. Kansas City, Nov. 12.Hon. Oliver Simmons of Petrol la, Ont., a member of the Canadian parliament, died here during the day at the home of his brother-in-law, Dr. C. H. Carson, of Hearl disease, aged sixty-nine years. Mr. Simmons was stricken last April In Canada and was brought here In the hope that a change of climate might benetll him. Mr. Simmons was bom in Ohio and up to 1866 lived at Plalnfield, 111., where for a time he was In the em ploy of the United States mail ser vice. INTRODUCED BY CULLOM. Resolution Calling for Documents in Panama Rebellion. Washington, Nov. 12.Senator Cul lorn, chairman of the committee on foreign relations, presented the fol lowing concurrent resolution: "That the president be requested to communicate to the senate If not in his judgment Incompatible with the public interests all correspondence and other official documents relating to the recent revolution on the isth mus of Panama." At Senator Cullom's request the resolution was referred to the com mittee on foreign relations. SENT TO AN- vv -.i.u.t. ASYLUM. Crank Suspected of Design on Presi dent's Life. Minneapolis, Nov. 12.Peter O. Elliott, suspected of having designs on the life of President Roosevelt and who was recently under arrest at Washington, D. C, has been com mitted to the state insane asylum at Rochester by the Hennepin county probate court. Elliott denied having any intentions of harming President Roosevelt, claiming he merely sought to see him out of curiosity.