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FIRST STEP TOWARD A BREACH OF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH VENEZUELA. STATE DEPARTMENT IS NOTIFIED ILL TREATMENT OF SPANISH MINISTER AT CARACAS THE SUPPOSED CAUSE. Washington, Nov. 28.Spain has taken the first step toward a breach ot relations with Venezuela. The state department has been notified that the former government has withdrawn the exequafors of all Venezuelan consuls in Spain. It is surmised that this action is taken because of the ill treatment ac corded the Spanish minister to Ven ezuela as a result of the Mexican Venezuelan arbitration and the disre spect shown the Spanish consul at La Guayra. It is said that the two arbitrators, one from Mexico and the other from Venezuela, reached an agreement awarding a judgment of about $400,000 in favor of Mexico, but that the Ven ezuelan arbitrator was obliged by President Castro to withdraw from the agreement. Thereupon the Spanish minister to Caracas, who was the um pire, concurred in the Mexican conten tions, with the result that he was im mediately made the target for such abuse as to force him hastily to leave Venezuela Just preceding this inci dent the Spanish consul at La Guayra was discourteously treated by the Venezuelan authorities at that port and the two incidents combined are "believed to have overtaxed the impa tience of the Spanish government. KOREA THE STUMBLING BLOCK. Japan and Russia Agree on Manchu rian Question. St. Petersburg, Nov. 28.The pro longationof the Russo-Japanese nego- \AAAAAAAAAAAJLAAAAj^J^J^-ft.AJJ^-i'-rLnj*iAi i A ii A ttativms 'at TOKIO, ifMch- nave ueeu* delayed by Viceroy Alexieff's return to St. Petersburg, is due to the inability to reach an understanding regarding Korea. Tentative terms on the sub ject of Manchuria have been settled. Japan recognizes Russia's dominant interests and agrees not to place ob stacles in the way of the solution of the problem. While still maintaining the ultimate recognition of her treaty rights, open ports and the integrity of Chinese sovereignty, Japan is content to leave these questions in abeyance so as not to embarrass Russia. In re turn Japan insists on the recognition of her influence in Korea and the open ing of Yongampho or other ports to foreign trade. Russia is willing to concede something, but she opposes the opening of Yongampho on account of its proximity to the mouth of thej Yalu river on the ground that it will i threaten her interests and complicate her difficulties in Manchuria. Russia Hastens Negotiations. Russia is doing everything possible to bring the negotiations to a conclu sion. Viceroy Alexieff has the czar's orders to this effect. Russia believes it wise to press matters while japan is in a pacific mood, which is attrib uted to foreign counsel. The chief fear expressed here is that the moral effect of the United States' "continu ous pressure in connection with the open door policy" will lead Japan to rashness. The attitude of the United States causes much nervousness and some resentment. Despite the conviction here that the crisis has passed for the winter Russia is taking nothing for granted. Three quarters of her fleet is massed in or moving to the Pacific. Practically nothing is left on the European side. Travelers who have just returned from Port Arthur report that the trains going eastward are still filled with troops and war munitions. It is estimated that Russia now has more than 150,000 troops east of Baikal pre pared for eventualities. TROOPS TO FIGHT RUSSIA. ii A i^ Outing Flannels. 10 pieces of Fancy and Stripped Outing Flannels, our regular 8 cent quality. Saturday 5 cents a yard German Knitting Yarn. 50 pounds of German Knitting Yarn, colors, black, grey and brown, Satur day 19 cents a skein Bleached Muslin. 10 pieces of Lonsdale and Fruit of the Loom Muslin, the 10 cent quality, 3 inches wide, Saturday 7 7-8 a yard ,vrrjrriTrrnTri*rr*******''T************* te^^SM BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA. W must crowd six day's business into five this week. Saturday's Special Prices will do it. 6 0 READY-TO-WEAR CLOTHING. An Man's, Boy's or Child's Suit, Overcoat or Reefer in the store at one-quarter off from the regular price. Now is the time to buy that Suit or Overcoat for Christmas. THE DAILY PIO Big Chinese Viceroys Said to Have Army Ready. London, Nov. 28.The Shanghai correspondent of the Daily Telegraph cables that the viceroys and govern ors of thirteen provinces outside of Chili have offered the Chinese throne to send 90,000 foreign drilled troops to fight Russia for Mapchuriav CHICAGO DETECTIVES ENGAGE IN FURIOUS FIGHT WITH AL- LEGED MURDERERS. DESPERADOES MANAGE TO ESCAPE TWO OFFICERS WOUNDED, ONE MORTALLY, AND RAILROAD BRAKEMAN KILLED. TWO OF THEM FINALLY ROUNDED UP SHOT AND CAPTURED BY SEC- TION HANDS NEAR EAST TOLLESTON, IND. Chicago, Nov. 28.A furious battle between a squad of detectives and three bandits was fought on the snow covered prairie near Millers Station, Ind., during the clay. It terminated in the escape, at least temporarily, of the fugitives. Two detectives were wound ed and a brakeman, who- Men's Flannel Shirts. 50 dozen Men's Flannel Shirts, in fancy patterns, ties to match. Ginternum Bros.' make, regular price 81 to 81.25, Satur day 79 cents each Men's Fancy Shirts. 10 dozen Guiterman Bros.' Negligee Shirts, soft front, no collar, new fall patterns, Saturday 85 cents each Men's Underwear. Men's All Wool Ribbed Shirts and Drawers, well worth SI-25 a garment, Saturday 79 cents each VOLUME I. NUMBER 187. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1903. TEN CENTS PER WEEK. DETECTIVES FIGHT WITH BANDITS was defend- ing his train on which the bandits es caped, was killed. The battle embraced almost every detail of scenery and action of a melo drama of the most stirring kind. The fugitives, Harvey Vandine, Peter Neidemeier and, supposedly, Emil Roeski, were located in a dugout, or hunter's hut, about two miles from Millers Station. The bandits, who knew they were wantetl for alleged complicity in the car barn robbery and murders at Chi cago last summer, evidently selected the spot as fit for a strong defense. The detectives, having tracked them over tha snow, were firad. on as i.hv *Z* M: ri rn rri approached and In a Battle following two of them fell, one with a mortal wound. Battle Becomes General. The police took shelter behind a railway embankment and the firing became general. A train having been flagged to re move the wounded to Chit/ago some of the detectives withdrew to place the injured men aboard. This opportunity was seized upon by the fugitives, who ran from the dugout and succeeded in boarding a Pennsylvania freight train at Welles ton, Ind, In forcing their passage as far as Liverpool, a brakeman, T. J. Favio, was shot dead. At Liverpool the bandits jumped from the train and ran towards the Michigan Central tracks, while the officials of the Pennsylvania system rent a special train in pursuit and or ganized a wholesale hunt for the des peradoes throughout Northern Indiana. During the afternoon the officials of the Pennsylvania railway received word that two men, supposed to be the bandits, had been surrounded in a sandpit. Two Bandits Captured. After a pitched battle in the sand pits of East Tolleston, Ind.. sand heavers and section hands in the em ploy of the Pennsylvania company shot two members of the car barn trio and captured them. The men ...were disarmed,' placed on a special tiain with Captain Briggs and taken to Liv erpool,. Ind. The third member of the party, -who shot Brakeman Favio, es caped for the time being after ex changing shots with the railway men. The capture was the result of tele grams sent out along the line by Chief Clerk Jones of the Pennsylvania sys tem, who ordered all of the railway employes to cease ..their work, arm themselves and hunt for the bandits. The two members of the car barn murderers who were caught are said to be seriously injured, both by a heavy charge from shotguns, which the railway men carried. The three men were seen sneaking around the, sandpits from the east, it being apparent that tbey had run back on their tracks from where they left the train at Liverpool. Ind. The two men captured were Vandine and Niede meier. Vandine was wounded in the head. SEVERAL WITNESSES HEARD. Senate Committee Resumes Wood In vestigation. Washington, Nov. 28.The senate committee on military affairs resumed its investigation of the charges against General Leonard Wood during the day. The principal witness was Major James E. Runcie, now an attorney at Havana, who, during the American oc cupation of Cuba, contributed an arti cle to a magazine which reflected on the administration of Major (ieneral Brooke as governor general and which Major Ualhhone has charged was in spired by General Wood to promote his own advancement to the governor] generalship. Other witnesses called by the com mittee to testify wer6 Major Ladd, U. S. A., who audited Geperal Wood's Santiago accounts, a former employe of a New York jewelry house, who made the sale to the .lai Alai com pany of the silver set which was given to General Wool, and a representative of the ,Iai Alai company, who ex plained the character of the game and the manner in which speculation is in dulged in by (he speculators. Baskets, racquets and other para phernalia were used in illustrating the manner of play. AVERTED BY PROMPT ACTION Allegheny, Pa., Threatened With Dis astrous Fire. Pittsburg, Nov. 28.'Lower Alle gheny was threatened with a disas trous fire during the day on account of the inflammable .material and sur roundings, but the action of the offi cials in turning In a general alarm and the prompt response of the fire department prevented a serious con flagration. A boy employed in the plant of the Martin llardsog Mine, Drill and Tool company dropped a lighted torch in a pile of waste and in a few minutes it was burning fiercely, the flames quickly spreading to the plate glass warehouse of Conroy, Prugh & Co. and the Damascus bronze works adjoining. To add to the dan ger several barrels of oil stored in the llardsog building sent a fiery shower among the firemen. One man was painfully burned and a number of oth ers had narrow escapes. FIRE FIGHTER KILLED. Seven Others Injured, Two Seriously, in Cincinnati Disaster. Cincinnati, Nov. 28.William Greve was killed and seven other firemen were Injured while fighting a fire which destroyed the five-story brick building of Smith. Myers, Schnier & Co., manufacturers of cigar box ma chines. The most seriously hurt are: John Conners, concussion of tne brain, and James Keegan, fracture of skull. The men were on the second floor when it gave way with them and all were buried in the debris. The loss is estimated at $60,000, partially covered by insurance. PRESENT NEW YORK. Attends Funeral of His Uncle. James K. Gracie. Xew York,. Nov. 2S.President Roosevelt came to the city during tho day to attend the funeral of his uncle, James K. Gracie. The president was accompanied by Mrs. Roosevelt. Dr. J. Stokes, his personal physician, and'Captain Cowles of the navy. Com missioner Greene and a force of po lice met the president and a mounted detail escorted his carriage to his sis ter's home on Madison avenue. After breakfasting at the Robinson home the president left the house and went to the late residence of Mr. Gracie on East Forty-eighth street, re maining there until time to go to the Church of the Holy Communion for the funeral so,-vi.v. At the head of the cortege were carriages containing the pallbearers. Then came a carriage containing the president and Mrs, Roosevelt. Wjith them in Ehe carriage :s a Central office detective sergeai and a secret service man and a siei service man role on the box with the driver. The hearse followed, with carriages containing the other mourn ers. Policemen were lined along the route at verj frequent intervals. The police arrangements for the pro tection of the presidenl and the re straint of the large crowd werp very efficient, more than 80,0 patrolmen be ing on duty about the block on whi the church is located, On the we 1 side of Sixth avenue. opposite *hp church, there was a solid Vv-- ot patrolmen standing shoulder to der for a block and oh the east similar detail of men. Around the tire block patrolmen were placed at frequent intervals, shutting off a! traffic from Fifth avenue to Sixth ave nue on Twentieth and Twenty first streets. In spite of the presence of several hundred police an apparently harm less crank managed to elude iheir vig ilance and handed to the president a letter recommending a panacea which he claims he has discovered. The letter was given to one of the several officers and tho man, who gave bis name as A. B. Doming of 150 Broad: way, was taken by the polite to court, where be talked wildly. The Interview came as the presidenl was leaving the church. NO WILL CAN BE FOUND. Estate of Ex-Governor Drake Will Be Wound Up Privately. Centerville. la.. Nov. ?8.Children ami heirs of the late ex-Govemor Fran cis M. Drake have given up the search for tlie missing will and have appoint ed Dr. J. L. Sawyer, a son-in-law, to wind up the affairs of the estate. A systematic search for the Instrument has been made since the funeral with out result and it Is now believed Drake left no will. Tho absence of such instrument cuts out $15,000 of the $25,000 bequest made by the late general to Drake univer sity a few days prior to his death The bequest was made provisionally and the letter accepting the offer reached the Drake mansion one day too late. The estate will be settled up pri vately, members of the family desir ing to withhold from the public its peal value. It is currently rated at about $3,00.0,000, but ll is now thought the figure will fall far short of that amount. NO ONE READY TO SPEAK. Cuban Reciprocity Bill Laid Before the Senate. Washington, Nov. 28.After a ses sion of twenty ilve minutes the senate adjourned until next Tuesday. About thirty senators were present and the business of the session was confined almost exclusively to the introduction Of relief bills. The Cuban reciprocity bill was lai I before 'he senate, but as no one ex pressed a desire to speak upon it Mr. Cullnin, at n2T2"2". moved an executive session and three minutes afterwards the senate adjourned. When the house convened a. mes sage from the president transmitting correspondence relative to Panama ad ditional to that forwarded in response to a resolution was received. The house, by a vote of 81 to f,::. decided to adjourn until Tuesday next. PROMPTLY WEDS ANOTHER. Mrs. Kemp, Sister of Mrs.sVanderbilt, Secures a Divorce. Newport, It. I., Nov. 2K.A decree of divorce has been ordered to be en tered in the case of Mrs. Arthur T. Kemp against her husband. Mrs. Kemp is a sister of Mrs. Reginald C. Vanderbllt Some hours after he had granted the decree Judge Dubois of the supreme 'ourt performed a marriage ceremony between Mrs. Kemp and Mollis II. Hunnewell of Boston. A few friends, including Reginald C. Vanderbllt, brother-in-law of Mrs. Kemp, were present. ONE VICTIM HIS WIFE. South P.iegan Indian Kills Seven Mem bers of Tribe. Winnipeg, Man., Nov. 28.A South Piegan Indian, under the influence of liquor, ran amuck on the South Pie gan reservation a couple of weeks ago. Before he could be secured he had killed his wife and six others of the tribe. His Wound Proves Fatal. San Francisco, Nov. 28.Major L. W. McCiung, who was shot by H. L. Garnett while protecting Mrs. Lillian Hitchcock Colt in the Palace hotel, died of his wound. Garnett. who es caped immediately after the shooting, is still at large. WILL RAISE AN ARMY MINISTER BEAUPRE REPORTS EX- CITEMENT AT BOGOTA WITH TALK OF FIGHTING. NO TROOPS ARE ENLISTED AS VET RUMORED COMBINE OF SOUTH AMERICAN STATES AGAINST UNITED STATES. Wash'v.cton, Nov. 2S. The state de partment has advices by cable from Ministe Boaupre at Bogota, dated Nov. 25, in whii.li he stales that con siderable excltemenl still prevails at the Colombian capital that there is much talk of raising aa army, but no troops have yet been enlisted, and that Core ate rumors in the city of a rev olution in the state of Cauca directed against the Marrcquin government There also is talk of the formation of a combination of South American countries directed against the United Statea_J Rumors have reached the state de partment from another source that General Reyes' mission to Washington is primarily to try to array opposition senators against the ratification of the Runnu-Yni ilia-Hay canal treaty. M. Bunau-Varilla, the minister from Panama, called at the state depart ment during the day and officially noti fied Acting Secretary Loomia of the action taken Thursday by the Panama junta in deciding to ratify the canal treaty as soon as it reached thern. He expressed himself as having no fears of an Invasion of Panama by an army from Colombia and explained the titter impossibility of an expedition overland. When asked if he Would receive Gen ernl Reyes and those accompanying him ID Washington the minister said that he would do so if a request for a conference is submitted, but be was rumble lo sen wherein it would bo fruitf.il of results tie. auso, as he puts it, Panama hail served the meal and it has been eaten. Respecting the coming of General Reyes to Washington It is said at the state department that much depends upon the nature of his credentials as to the reception he will have. It seems probable that If he is brought, to the department by the Colombian charge. Dr. Herran, he will be accord ed a respectful lustring. Rut it also Is pointed out that his activities must be limited to lawful channels. FEELING OF UNREST. Several Other Colombian Departments May Secede. Panama, Nov 2K. An American traveling man. who has just arrived here from Iluenn Ventura on the s'eainei Ma haVI ffffer a slay of twenty days in the department of Cauca, re ports (ha) i'' 1 feeling of unrest.^in Cauca an Aiil loqula ontlnue| that the II don niovomenl the-.eTf the Buppo of many prominent men, Including number of high officials. An outbreak was recently start" I in Call, the business port of Cauca, bul tin1 authoritl quickly suppressed it and arrested the ringleaders, who suf fered no harm, probably becaui of the sympathies of the officials with the movement. The Recession movement, this man says, Is serious, bur it Is impossible to foretell what will he done or when any step will be inure-'taken. Ho also says there is no evidence of any war- li'.e or a-gg-r-es'8-lve inevemests against Panama there is plenty of threaten ing talk, but no action. COLOMBIANS ACT BADLY. American Consul at Cartagena Repeat edly Insulted. Colon, Nov. 28.~~Tho captain of the royal mail steamer Trent, which has arrived at Colon from Cartagena, re ports that while he was lying in the harbor of Cartagena the United States consul at that place, Luther F. Ells worth, was invited to come aboard as his 'the captain's) guest. Mr. Ells worth responded to the invitation, but when half way up the gangplank was stopped by Colombian soldiers and turned bar k. The Colombian authorities would not permit the Trent to take any pas sengers, mail or cargo from Colombian ports for Colon. Consul Ellsworth told the people on the Trent that he had repeatedly been insulted by the Colombian officials since the recognition of the independ ence of Panama by the United States. MAN SERVANT SUSPECTED. Wealthy Philadelphian Loses Jewelry Valued'at $25,000. Philadelphia, Nov. 28.The police officials were notified during the day by William Welsh Harrison that his country home, "The Towers," at Glen side, a suburb, was robbed of jewelry valued at $25,000. The thief is be lieved to be a. man servant who was employed by Mr. Harrison about two weeks ago. The man has disappeared and the loss of the jewelry was discov ered a short time later. Mr. Harrison is a brother of Provost C. C. Harrison of the University of Pennsylvania and one of Philadel phia's wealthiest citizens.