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New York, Nov. 16.Police reserves -were called out early in the day and are scouring Williams bridge and vicinity for the Rev. Joseph Cilring ione, an Italian priest, who is believed to have been abducted. Father Cilringione left home last Thursday evening in the custody of two men who represented themselves to be policemen and who asked him to accompany them to the station. The priest had received threatening let ters because of his activity in sup pressing vicious resorts araone the THRE E AR E DEA Fire in Cleveland, Ohio, Causes a Loss of Over $230,000. Cleveland. Ohio, Nov. 16.Early this morning the barns of the Cleve land Electric railway caught fire and burned to the ground. Three firemen were caught by falling walls and killed. The barns are a total loss and the damage is estimated at $230,- 000. AFFECTS SIX THOUSAND. Reduction of Wages in Rhode Island Cotton Mills. Providence, R. I., Nov. 16.Notices of a reduction in wages have been posted in the Goddard company's cot ton mills at Blackstone and Lonsdale ITALIAN PRIE IS ABDUCTED Bad Been Too Active In Suppressing Vicious Resorts In New York City. tfUM #^^i^^^a^^S/W^ ^Vi^^WWV*^WWWWWVWWVW^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^A^^^A^^^'^i^^' LUMBERMEN'S RUBBERS: We carry a very large assortment of Lumbermen's Rubbers, in Gold Seal and Wales Goodyear Brands. We have leather tops, in Grain and Kangaroo calf, Hurons with solid heel, and Lumbermen's Arctics. pyg All-wool Ribbed Underwear $5 a Suit. n.anans and ne was led to believe mat the person who had written the let ters was under arrest. He had pre viously reported to the police captain of the precinct that he had been an noyed by threatening letters and when the men called he accompanied them willingly. When the priest did not return home that night or the next day his housekeeper and friends became alarmed and finally his disappearance was reported. BROK E HIS LE Lor Kitchener Meets With Painful Accident in a Pe culiar Manner. Simla, India, Nov. 16--Lord Kitch ener today suffered a double fracture of one leg while riding through a tun nel on horseback. The horse upon which Kitchener was riding bee me frightened and collided with the side of the tunnel, resulting in the acci dent. and at ttie united states company at Central Falls. About 5,000 operatives are affected in the Lonsdale mill, where the reduc tion goes into effect Nov. 30. The United States Cotton company employs 600 hands and the cut will take place Nov. 23. The amount of the reduction is not made known. ^^^^^^^^i^WMM^M^WMMM^MM^MWMMMMWW^MMWMMMMMMMMMWM^WMM^MMA*S^MWWMWM^^MMM^W^MW^^M^^My^* BEMIDJI. MINNESOTA. 1 ^^i^^N^^ i'^^^^ There is nouse goingshabby when you can buy an up-to- dateSuit or Overcoat at three- quarters of Its regular price, UNDERWEAR: Munsing's Underwear for Ladies and Children Union Suits from $1 to S3 a suit Two-piece Suits from 50 cents to $1.50 a garment Men's Heavy Wool Underwear $1 a garment Men's Heavy Ribbed Wool Underwear $1.25 a garment Men's Pure White /"y iiy^^^*^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^*v ^^^^^^I^^^^^^^^I^^^^^^^^^^ wyvyyvyw^^^wv^^ii^ dress up. Boy's and Children's Clothes same as Men's, one-quarter off from price. VOLUME I. NUMBER 177. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA MONDAY. NOVEMBER 16, 1903. TEN CENTS PER WEEK. 1 1 SENSATION PROMISED CONFESSION OF PARTICIPANT IN GRAND RAPIDS (MICH.) MU- NICIPAL SCANDAL. MANY CITY OFFICIOS IMPLICATED CASE SAID TO BE THE WORST OF THE KIND IN THE HISTORY OF THE NATION. Grand Rapids. Mich.. Nov. 16.Lant K.. Salsbury. former city attorney, ha* confessed to the whole of his connec tion with the famous water- scandal of two years ago in this city to Prose cutor Ward and more arrests of for mer aldermen and city officials are to follow. This announcement was made in the superior court during the morning when Salsbury appeared for sentence for accepting a bribe. Sen tence was deferred until the Decem ber term, the respondent having prom ised to become a witness in other cases which rue to be brought. The prosecution has not yet announced what arrests will be made. A prominent official who is in close touch with the prosecution stated thai the developments in the water scan dal cases were to be of so sensational a nature that they would make thi case the worst, of the Kind In the his tory of the nation, not even excepting the St. Louis scandal. After coin ad journed Salsbury said: "If I have told anything I told all. Since I came home I have rather given out. I don't know whether ray nerve has failed me i*. what is Is." Salsbury only a few days ago fin ished a two years' sentence at the De troit house of correction on i charge of accepting a bribe and great es sure has been brought to bear on him by his friends, who wanted him to Infnimize hTs~7i]rther punTslTment "D'y making a confession. MADE HER INSANt. Immigrant Could Not Stand Noise of Elevated Trains. New York, Nov. 16 Mrs: Nexie Vassini, forty years old, who lived until four months ago in an interior town of Russia and bad nevi seen anything propelled by steam or elec tricity, has become insane because of the noise made by elevated trains passing the home of her daughter, with whom she lives. She began to complain a fortnight ago, and finally covered her ears and screamed wildly when a train passed. At last she at tempted to leap from the window to escape the tormentor and was taken to a hospital. We wish to announce that GORDO N & FERGUSON' S Expert Fur Salesman will be with us from Nov inclusive, with their complete line of 5 consisting of the latest styles in Scarfs, Muffs and Jackets of ail kinds. This will be an opportunity to make your selection from the largest assort- ment of High Grade Furs ever shown in Beltrami County at lower prices than ever before quoted in this city on strictly first-class Furs. All Furs purchased will be delivered at once. Satisfaction guaranteed with every purchase or money cheerfully refunded. e^E^V!S&SLSSS3Si9i!SBXKf9S9SBSKBi3!:Wi & TEN THOUSAND IDLE LONG THREATENED LOCKOUT OF BUILDING TRADES AT PITTS- BURG IS EFFECTIVE. EMPLOYERS ISSUE AN ULTIMATUM UNLESS SYMPATHETIC STRIKES ARE CALLED OFF THE TROU- BLE WILL SPREAD. Pittsburg. Nov. 16.The threatened lockout by the Builders' Exchange, league against all crafts affiliated with the Building Trades council became effective during the day, throwing 8,- 000 men out of employment. With the 2$Wt) men on sympathetic strikes 10,000 are now idle. The officers of the league say there can be no settlement until the sympa thetic strikes are called off and If this is not done before the close of the week the number of men In the lockout will be Increased- to 20,000. The Building Trades council offi cials say they are ready to meet the league representatives and use their best endeavors to adjust the differ ences. A number of buildings in course of erection In this city and vicinity are being held up by the lockout. It is estimated that over $4,000,000 of new building contracts in Pittsburg have been postponed on account of the restlessness and strike tendencies ef the various trades unions employed on construction work. MESSENGER BOYS WIN. Western Union Concedes Demands at Cambridge, Mass. Cambridge, Mass., Nov. If',. A strike of messenger boys ftl the Harv ard- Square Jjflicuoft-iu W-u-sUif-U- Utfton Telegraph company was Bottled during the day when the company con ceded the demands of the boys. This action on the part df the company followed the receipt of a notification from President Elliott of Harvard that the girls who took the places of the striking boys would not be al lowed to carry messages to the dor mitories of students. Jefferson at McKinley's Tomb. Canton, O., Nov. 16."This is my humble tribute to a very great and good man," said Joseph Jefferson, the veteran actor, as tenderly and with tears in his eyes he placed a beauti ful bouquet of chrysanthemums upon the casket of the late President Mc Kinley in Westlawn cemetery. Mr. Jefferson and the late president were v. arm friends for many years. STORY IS RIDICULED WASHINGTON OFFICIALS DO NOT BELIEVE COLOMBIA WILL ATTACK PANAMA. ARE PREPARED FOR ANY EMERGENCY NAVAL FORCE ON THE ISTHMUS HAS ORDERS TO PREVENT HOSTILITIES. Washington. Nov. 16.The state de partment has no knowledge of the marching of any army from Colombia upon the Isthmus and the officials state that were any such movement In progress it would certainly be In formed by its agents in the South, the cables being still open. These officials scout the idea that any such mar. is in progress as the president of Colombia is reported to have described to the president oi Ecuador. It is assumed here that the. "army" said to be marching on Pan ama was nothing more than the few men. perhaps 600 all told, who wore about to embark at Buena Ventura a few days ago when they were turned back from the isthmus by notice of the determination of the Tinted States naval commanders to allow no landings in that quarter. These troops can- n0 peach the Isthmus by water and a b\ positive that land. The char iy is such that ence for an army wild mountain iages through the between Colombia Isthmus. Even if mce the trails are the officials her bey aiuiot do i ai Li of i he co th is no ibt Oh the rou'e of trails and the moras that 1: prop and til th- re wen? HO rough that it Would Require Many Weeks or even months for even a small army -to make-the juunrey: Bui there are more than physical obstacb In the way of the approach of an army upon Panama. The offi cials oo not care to express publicly their plans, but enough has been gleaned from the instructions given to our naval commanders to make it evident that never again will the isth mus become the seat of warfare so long as the United States government can prevent it. The difference be tween the present situation on the isthmus and that whic^ existed last year when Commander McLean pre vented armed troops from crossing the isthmus by rail is just this: The authorities have now determined to extend the lines of protection to the railroad. They will not allow hostile forces, no matter whether they are Colombian or- Panama troops, to come Continued on Pa^e Four, Oth C Sunin.