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PRESIDENT t)ESIRES FIFTY PER CENT REDUCTION ON PHIL- IPPINE IMPORTS. CONFERS WITH MEMBERS OF CONGRESS REPRESENTATIVES FROM SUGAR AND TOBACCO STATES OP- POSE THE IDEA. Washington, Nov. 30.For some time past th president has been dis cussing informfcly with members of congress the proposition to reduce the duties on Philippine products coming into this country to 5%er cent of the Dingley law rates. Considerable opposition has devel oped to the suggestion and what the result of the endeavor to secure a re duction of the duties will be cannot now be foretold. The opposition arises principally from congressmen representing sugar and tobacco states. They maintain that if only 50 per cent of the Dingley rates are levied on sugar and tobacco the industries represented by those products in this country will be im paired seriously. WOULD RESUME RELATIONS. Servian King Sends Letter, to Presi dent Roosevelt. Berlin, Nov.. 30.Miletchevitch, the Servian minister here, has requested United States Ambassador Tower to forward to Washington an autograph letter from King Peter to President Boosevelt informing him of his acces sion to the throne. Mr. Tower accept ed the letter and cabled the fact to Washington. The step taken by King Peter is doubtless designed to bring about a resumption of diplomatic relations be tween Servia and the United States, which lapsed after the assassination Of King Alexander and Queen Draga. John R. Jackson, the United States minister to Greece, Roumania and Ser- via. was marring a tour or me Bamans at the time of the tragedy at Belgrade and he avoided going to that city on instructions from Washington. Indi rect inquiries have been made to Mr. Jackson by the authorities at Bel grade as to whether he did not intend to visit King Peter's court, to which he replied that he would not do so un til directed from Washington, which, until Ambassador Tower forwarded bis dispatch, had not been officially informed that such a person as King Peter existed. IN THE MERGER CASE. Attorney General Knox Will Make Leading Argument. Washington, Nov. -,.30. Attorney General P. C. Knojr\will make the leading argument for the government in the case against the Northern Se curities company in the supreme court when the hearing occurs next month. David K. Watson of Pittsburg, spe cial counsel for the government, is still connected with the case. He made the principal argument when the case was tried before the United States circuit Vourt of appeals. Since that time Mr. Watson has added to his laurels by his great argument in the Alaskan boundary case, which was won by the United States. Assistant Attorney General M. D. Purdy. formerly United States district attorney for Minnesota, will also take part in the presentation of the govern ment's case. The chief argument for the merger people will be made by James G. Johnston of Philadelphia. OWING TO ILL HEALTH. Emperor William Withdraws Cup for Yacht Race. Berlin, Nov. 30.Emperor William has withdrawn his offer of a cup for a transatlantic yacht race in 1904, on account of his health, and has substi tuted for it the offer of a cup to be raced for in 1905. The emperor, through his represen tative, cabled his decision to the Amer ican yachtsmen during the day with his reasons for the postponement. These are that the prolonged period of the emperor's recovery and the conse quent accumulation of all business has prevented him from receiving his yachting advisers to arrange the de tails of a transatlantic race until it was too late for the designers and builders to have new yachts ready for a contest in the spring of 1904. A Help to Make A Merry Christmas We Have Always Advocated Giving Usefu ChristmasPresents This year we will give everyone A chance to buy useful Christmas Presents for their male friends by Extending Ou Clothing Sale Another Mont IHIHH9flHH9BBB3fl During December any Mian's, Boy's or Child's Suit or Overcoat in the store at itoipi WO BIG TIMBER DiALS. Lumber Firm Pays $315,000 for Min nesota Pine. Duluth. Nov. 30.Two big timber sales aggregating $315,000 have been recorded in the office of the register I of deeds of this county. The pur chaser in each case is the lumber firm of Alger. Smith & Co. The descriptions of the property on I which the timber is located are the i same in each deed and two-thirds are transferred by W. P. Wheelin and wife of Neeedah, Wis., for $200,000, while the remaining third is sold by I George A. Potter for $115,000. A por tion of the timber is located in St. 1 Louis county and the remainder in i Lake county. The purchaser is al lowed twenty-five years in which to cut the timber. REASON FOR CLOSING DOWN. Shipbuilding Industry Ruined by Re cent Revelations. New York, Nov. 30.-"The fact that the credit of the shipbuilding industry has been completely destroyed by re cent revelations regarding the promo i tion of the United States Shipbuilding company" is given as one of the prin i cipal reasons for the closing of the Townsend-Downy shipyards at Shoot ers island in a statement issued by I Wallace Downy, president of the Townsend-Downy Shipbuilding com pany. CONSIDERED SATISFACTORY. Turkey's Reply to Austro-Russian Re form Scheme. St. Petersburg, Nov. 30.Turkey's reply to the Austro-Russian reform scheme for Macedonia was received with satisfaction at the foreign office, where it is considered that the porte's acceptance of the principles involved assures the operation of the reforms since it is not believed the sultan will be able to delay a settlement of the minor details. The press comment is skeptical, however, on the latter point. Many Men Out of Employment. Everett, Pa.. Nov. 30.The dull mar ket for pig iron has caused the Everett furnace to be shut down indefinitely. The force of workers will be reduced at the company's mines and coke works at Kearney. Many men have been thrown out of employment. e^iilar Price VOLUME I. NUMBER 18* BEMIDJ.I, MINNESOTA, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1903. TEN CENTS P-iS-S WEEK \& ENTIRELY FREE OF COS! COLOMBIA OFFERS CANAL CON CESSIONS WITHOUT PAY- MENT OF A CENT. ttNERAL REYES AT WASHINGTON ONLY ASKS FOR A FREE HAND IN PUTTING DOWN REBEL- LIOUS ISTHMIANS. Washington, Nov. GO.That the re public of Colombia will grant to the United States ab the canal conces Bions provided foi in the Hay-Herran treaty, but absolutely free of cost, is the proposition which General Reyes, envoy of Colombia to the United States on a special mission, brings for the consideration of the officials at Wash ington. General Reyes arrived hero shortly alter it a. m. He was met at the sta tion by a son of Dr. Herran, the Colom- I GENERAL REYES. Wan charge, and went at once to bis hotel. General Reyes talked with a repre sentative of the Associated Press about his mission. He said: "You will readily, admit the pro priety of my refkek'-.hag from discuss ing my mission, which is of a confiden tial character, hut of the offer which Colombia is ready to make I desire to say that my energies and those of my followers will be devoted to tho grant ing of the canal concessions- to the United States without the payment of a cent. Even at this Colombia will he the gamer." "Are you authorized by President Marroquin to make this offer to the Washington officials?" "That would be divulging my in structions before I have executed them. 1 cannot say more about this now," he replied. Popular Demand for Canal. "You can further say," continued the general, "that all Colombia is afire with zeal for the building of the canal by the United States and the unfor tunate political troubles which were the sole cause of the treaty's death before the Colombian congress have entirely disappeared. We want the. canal and I have tome to Washington to see what the people of the United States are prepared to accept. I come with instructions from the president of Colombia direct. My mission in no way interferes with the prerogatives of Dr. Herran, the Colombian charge, for whom my government and myself personally have the greatest respect. I shall be in daily conference with him and we shall work in entire har mony. Dr. Herran will go to the state department with me and pro sent me to Secretary Hay." "What is the feeling in Colombia about the Panama revolution?" "Feeling is running high and there Is indignation over the events on the Isthmus, We can and will put down the rebellion ii no! interfered with from the outside, Fo tense is the feel ing and so national the spirit of de termination to bring the isthmus back into the republic thai President Mar roquin will have no trouble in rais ing an army twice the size necessary to put down the disturbance. Such an army ''an march overland to the isth mus, the opinion of ill advised persons to the contrary notwithstanding." Only Asks a Free Hand. "Whal can the United States do now that a treaty has been signed by Sec retary Hay and M. Bunau-Varilla?" "That treaty has not been ratified. The "Colombian government does not isk the United States to aid it in put ring d( wn the revolution on the isth mus. All we ask is to be allowed to conduct our own affairs free from out Bide interference. The Colombian government can put down the revolu tion without violating a letter of the treaty of 1840. I refer to the treaty that we always have respected and ad hexed to and not to the treaty as in terpreter] in these later days. If the United States maintains a neutral po sition the revolution will be put Jr'V. li." '''hen his attention was called to the reports from Panamaian and ether source- that he had com,, to Wasjiing- 1 1 ion to '0*i i ict i loony to ooreat t.' [icntion ol the treaty Be said ppati ally: i authorize the Associated PrgSS to sa\ for me at the outset of my visit i that my movements here shall be Btrictly in accordance N\ith the prow r&fs with which am clothed. I shall ileal with the officials of the Washing I ton government direct, to whom 1 hoar 'letters of' credence from the Bogota government. I am not here as a pri- character." APPEAL IS DENIED. Court Approves Receivership for Ship building Trust. Philadelphia, Nov. GO.--The appeal of the United States Shipbuilding company against the decision of Judgi i Kirkpatrlck appointing .lames Smith Jr.. receiver Cor the corporation ha&: been decided against the company The opinion rendered by Circuit Court I Judges Acheson, Pallas and Gray was filed by the former. Judge Kiikp.it riek's action Is austal'hed end the or der fo the receive:ship made p" manent or unci the further order of] the court. The op*iniou, in part, ftfl lows: "Upon the whole we are of the opin ion that the bill presented a case ol which the circuit court, sitting In equity, had jurisdiction ami that appointment of a receiver was v. the authority of tJiO court We think there was evidence to th*1 findings of the lower i u.t justify the order appointing a iv Whether a receiver should be, ed was a matter largely svitl.in-!. discretion of the court, in view ti the special circumstances tho ca Upon a careful examination we can not say that the order appointing a receiver and granting an injunction was improvidently made." LORD ROBERTS WILL RESIGN, Health Compels Him to Winter Warmer Climate. PROTEST IS WITHDRAWN. Indians Decide Not to Object to Sale of Timber at Cass Lake. Washington, Nov. 30. On advice re ceive] from some of the Indians on the home reservation William Lorsh and Chief Nagabud, who have been in Washington some time protesting against the sab of pine at Cass Lake, have about decided to withdraw their present contention in the hope that before the next sale there will be an amendment to rule eight, which will permit the burning of the debris from the tops- of the trees in the spring. It is understood that they have re ceived some assurances to this effect. BISHOP MESSMER CHOSEN. Pope Ratifies Hi6 Nomination as Arch bishop of Milwaukee. Rome Nov. GO.The prefect of the propaganda, Cardinal Gotti, has sub mitted to the pope the name of Bishop Messmer of Green Hay, wis., as the choice of the propaganda for arch bishop of Milwaukee in succession to the law ArfiTbishop Katzer and the pontiff ratified the nomination. 'pfvtioi^^ CRIMINAL RECORDS VERY BAD in London, Nov. 30.Although no pul lie announcement of the fact has yet been made it is understood that Lord I Roberts is about to resign as com-j1 mander-ln-chief. He has been much, more ill than generally known, is still abed and the condition of his health i requires him to spend the winter In a Southern climate. The appointment of the royal com-i mission to advise the government con 'COrning the creation of a board for the! administrative business of the war. oflleo and tho consequent changes in-j volved is generally regarded as fore-1 shadowing the abolition of the post of commander-in-chief, or at least mak-j SEVERAL LIVES LOST. Boardinghouse at Tower, Minn., De stroyed by Fire. Tower, Minn., Nov. GO.In the de- i brls of a boardinghouse which was de atroved by lire here is thought to be the remains of two strangers, as all others are accounted for. The build-' ing was a frame structure and if the! men were cremated there will be noth-1 ing left of them but the cinders Thomas Green, pilot of the Vermil-1 lion lake steamer Odd Fellow, was cremated, and Frank Thomas, a team ster, was so severely burned that he may die. The suspicion Is entertained that the boardinghouse, which was owned and operated by T. A. Thomas, was destroyed by an Incendiary to cover the crime of murder. ENGINEER SAVES TWO LIVES. I Throws Bellrope to Boys Who Had Broken Through Ice. Madison, Wis., Nov. GO. William Miller and John Seollold, two Madison -boys, were saved from drowning in i Lake Monona by an engineer on a pas senger train ori the Milwaukee road. The engineer saw the boys strug gling in the water as the train was running He reversed the lever, released the bellrope and threw it to Miller. Both were dragged to the shore. Miller had fallen drough the Ice while skating and Scolield bad jumped In af'ei him in an heroic efforl to save his om pan ion. s^! SPEEBY TRIAL PLANNED ing the position largely ornamental and Lord Roberts is understood to eon-j perate battle with the police In which sider that his present 111 health offers one man was killed and two policemen an opportune excuse for his retire- wounded, appears evident from the ment, thus leaving the field clear for any changes which may be reeom-: mended for the king's approval by the, commission. GRAND JURY ALREADY CONSID- ERING CASES OF CHICAGO DESPERADOES. YOUTHS ADMIT PARTICIPATING IN MANY RECENT MURDERS IN WINDY CITY. Cb.ie.iri Nov. 30,.While Harvey Vandein, Peter Neidemelpr and Emii II at silently in tl the Harrison street police station dur ing flic i!ny the story of their crimes was being presented to the gi it jury. Following the return of indictments it is planned to have the young neradoes brought to an 'dmme trial. As Gustav Marx, who was ar rested several days ago after he had murdered Detective Qulnn, and Neidc meier and Vandein have already made complete confessions of the car barn murders, it is thought the prisoners will pb ad guilty. In which case a Bpoodj verdict will be reached. Vandein's mother called on him at the police station during the day. The meeting was affecting. When taken to the Chicago polite headquarters after their capture in In diana the boys made a full confession of their share In the murders that have been committed In the neighbor hood of this city and confirmed the confession of Gustav Marx, who. after murdering Patrolman Quinn last Sat urday, told of his part in the Chicago I car barn murders Aug. 30 and inipli cated Peter Neidomeier, Harvey Van dein ami Emil Roeski. All three of the men are wounded, Roeski tho most .iously. having I been shot in the thigh. The boys admit being concerned in I robberies In which eight men were killed and five wounded. ROESKI THE VICTIM. Chicago Desperadoes Proposed Killing Their Pal. Chicago. Nov. GO. That another murder was planned by the car bain murderers, Vandein, Roeski and Nelde meler, who were captured after a des- confession of one of the trio, Roeski, noTNH other than himself b^ing selected as the possible victim. In his confession to the police Roes ki, who was captured In a station at Aetna. Ind., while waiting for a train to Chicago and after his companions had already been taken Into custody, says he was the drudge of the other men He felt that he was not at any tiin1\ln the confidence of his compan ions and during the last few weeks has believed that Neidomeier or Van dein were ready to get rid of him, as he expressed It. "I never got much." he said. "They used to buy me something to eat and give men a few nickels once in a while. They afterwards got 'sore' on me because they thought I might give them away. Marx told me that Neide meler and Vandein were going to 'do me up.'"' Marx is the man who confessed his part in the -car barn robbery after murdering a policeman following the robbery of a saloon and Implicated his three companions who were captured. OBERLIN CARTER RELEASED. Ex-Captain of Engineers Now a Free Man. Leavenworth, Kan., Nov. GO.A few minutes before I a. in. Oborlin M. Carter, ex-capt'Ati of engineers, walked out of the portals of the federal prison at Fori Leavenworth a free man. At the gates he was met by his uncle, L. I). Carter, and immediately driven In a hack to the Union depot in this city. This last movement was a ruse to throw the newspaper men, whom he wished above all things to avoid, off the track At the Union station he was met by a representative of the Associated Press and.'while awaiting his train. Conversed freely on a large niim'-r of subjects but always skill fully avoided the introduction of any thing in regard to his conviction or I his plans for the future. HAU LAKljfc. DtPOSlTS. Private Bank at Casper, Wyo., Its Doors. Omaha. Nov. G11.---A Bpeclal World-Herald from Casper, W'v the ir'alizcd at po (its, Pai spe ailatiou the H. Closes to the says Denecke private bank, cap IO0 but carrying large luring the day, over stock loans being ause. The N. establishment statement of hi Iri ttol mercanti down won tin bank an Webel 17J100, the lost mercantile establishment Bullet Intended for Burglar. Chicago, Nov. GO.Killed in the Street by a bullet intended for fleeing but I ap] ears to have been the fate of year-old George Reynolds, son of Captain Peter Reynolds of the St Louis police department. Young Revuoi was found in an unconscious coi tion in Van Buren street near ivM ii and died as he was being taken to a hospital.