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TLUM I. NUMBER 190.
OULD RETAIN ISLAND NATOR PENROSE OPPOSES CES- 8ION OF JSLE OF PINES TO CI.BAN GOVERNMENT. LL FIGHT RATIFICATION OF TREATY MERICANS INVEST HEAVILY, BE- LIEVING CONTROL WOULD BE PERMANENT. Washington, Dec. 2.Senator Pen se of Pennsylvania had a conference uring the day with the president re arding the treaty negotiated with uba by which ownership of the Isle Pines Is vested in Cuba. Senator enrose is opposed to the ratification the treaty and will do his utmost defeat it. If that should not be pos ible he will seek to radically amend t. Several American capitalists, who ave important financial interests in he island, are contesting the ratifica ion of the treaty. They made their nvestments in the expectation that the island would continue under the control of the United States. They maintain they are being discriminated against by the Cuban government, which, they say, has taxed them al most beyond endurance. If the treaty should be ratified, as now seems like ly, an effort will.be made, to have it so amended as to provide for a port of entry on the Isle of Pines. Havana now Is the port of entry for that island and the American property owners there claim their imports are dis criminated against to their serious detriment. HOUSE TALKS POLITICS. Hour's Debate on Notion to Adjourn to Friday. Washington, Dec. 2.When the house convened Mr. Hay (N. Y.) moved that when the house adjourn that it be until Friday. Mr. Williams, the minority leader,,.asked, that thirty IT" Toys. Dolls from 10 cents to Drums from 25 cents to Iron Toys from 5 cents to Wooden Toys from 10 cents to $2.50 each China. Dinner Sets, Tea Sets, Cups and Saucers, iMugs, Sauce Dishes, Nappies, Cream Pitchers, Pins, Trays and Bon Bon Dishes. Men's and Boys' Clothing. The largest present for the least money will be one of our Suits or Overcoats at a discount of 25 per cent. THE DAILY mraures on a srae oe given lor cieoate, whereupon Mr. Payne asked that unanimous consent be given to the re quest of Mr. Williams. The speaker, in repeating the re quest, first used the word "debate." then said "thirty minutes* for talk." The motion was adopted on a divi- sion97 to 92. Mr. De Armond (Dem., Mo.), was the first speaker. He amused the house for ten minutes by likening the pres ent procedure of congress to the Al phonse, Gaston and Leon scheme of politeness. Mr. Williams (Miss.), taking up the question of tariff, turned to the steel schedules and asked if the ways and means committee could not agree to a reduction on steel and iron products. He said he had been informed that four railroads had agreed to reduce the freight rates on steel products for ex port 33 1-3 per. cent and said further he had learned that rates on all prod ucts in interstate commerce from Chi cago east had been raised. Mr. Williams said that under the guise of a sacred duty"stand pat" the opposition was furnishing a shel ter whereby the trust can extort from the American people, while selling to the foreigner cheaper than the for eigner can manufacture. Mr. Gaines (Dem., Tenn.) ad dressed himself to the "stand pat" policy of the Republicans. Mr. Hemenway (Rep., Ind.) defend ed the house on the charge of the minority that time was being wasted. Mr. Hepburn (Rep., Ia.)# replying to statements made by Mr. Williams (Miss.), quoted figures and declared that the country never was in better condition, and that this was due to the Republican policy of protection. GENERAL BROOKE TESTIFIES. Gives Damaging Evidence Against General Leonard Wood. Washington, Dec. 2.Major General Brooke, retired, former governor gen eral of Cuba, gave testimony before the senate committee on military afv fairs which charged insubordination against General Leonard Wood. General Brooke was before the com mittee more than two hours and occu pied the time in telling of General Wood's conduct at Santiago. The wit ness had many documents in support of his testimony and several papers from his personal collection. One of the charges made by General Brooke is that General Wood violated the order which required him, in mak ing improvements at Santiago, to sub- BEMIDJI. MINNESOTA. We are now-showing the Finest Assortment of Christmas Goods ever shown in Bemidji. We have everything suitable for presents from the Cheap Toy to the Finest Cut Glass and Silverware. $5 each $2~each $5 each y^yy?^^n^...c:-:-T^- -i.-vvi-iMs^nBuaeaanaiartm mit estimates to the governor general. As evidence of this violation General Brooke called attention to the building I of barracks at Santiago, near the Morro. without General Wood first having given notice to the department at Havana. General Brooke said also that Gen eral Wood continually sent communi cations to the war department over the head of his commanding officer. The witness assured the committee that ho cared nothing for the ignoring of his authority, but said that the proceeding had been detrimental to military dis cipline. PRINCESS SEEKS DIVORCE. Makes Serious Charges Against Her Husband. Berlin, Dec. 2.The divorce proceed ings of Princess Alice of Sehoenburg Waldenburg against her husband, Prince Frederick, have begun at Dres den. i The princess returned from Sori. near Genoa, in an aggressive state of mind. She openly declared the prince I was responsible for the shameful charges made against her and said her i husband was seeking revenge because she refused to continue paying his I debts. The princess also threatens to begin proceedings for calumny, claim ing that the newspaper stories of her alleged elopement were traceable di rectly to Prince Frederick. FAILURE OF DUTY ALLEGED. New York Police and Incident of Roosevelt's Visit. New York, Dec. 2.-^-Captain John Cottreell, three detective sergeants and two patrolmen of the city police force were placed on trial during the day charged with failure of duty in not preventing Arthur B. Deming, be lieved to be demented, from obtaining access to President Roosevelt when the latter was here last week to at tend the Gracie funeral. Captain Cot treell was in charge of the police ar rangements at the church, while the others were specially assigned to see that no unauthorized person entered the church .during the services. Russia Will' Buy Warships. Glasgow, Dec. 2.The battleship Libertad, built for Chile and which it is claimed Russia is trying to pur I chase, with the battleship Constitu i Hon, built for the same country, left the Clyde on a forty-eight hours' con tinuous steaming trial and also to test i her guns. mr Cut Glass. Creams, Sugars, Olives, Salts and Pep pers and Salad Bowls. Silverware. Smoking Sets, Cups, Knives and Forks, Tea Sets and Fancy Pieces. Ladies9 v~* Wear. Suits, Coats, Furs, Silk Hose, Handker chiefs, Gloves, Slippers and Neckwear. ^^^^^^+.**.*.**.^*J MAKE WAR ON LA8ELS ONE OBJECT OF RECENTLY OR- GANIZED CITIZENS' INDUS- TRIAL ASSOCIATION. EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETS SHORTLY MEMBERS REQUESTED TO 30Y- COTT ARTICLES BEARING THE UNION MARK. Chicago, Dec. 2.At the first meet ing of the executive board of the Citi zens' Industrial association of Amer ica, to be held in Dayton, O., Dec 3. a number of matters of national inter est are to be considered. Secretary Frederick W. Job of the Chicago* Employers' association said that one of the most significant of the measures which will doubtless come before the meeting Is a recommenda tion that members when purchasing goods give preference to such articles as do not bear marks or labels dis criminating against any ylass of workers. The advisability of establishing a bulletin, or official organ, will also be passed upon. The policy of the asso ciation will be more definitely out lined and steps will be taken to spread the doctrine of organization among employers throughout the United States. The association was organized in Chicago Oct. 29 and 30 at a convention in which were represented oyer 100 cities -and towns. SECRETARY WILSON'S REPORT. Head cf Agricultural Department Praises Farmers. Washington, Dec. 2.The seventh annual report of James Wilson, secre tary of agriculture, has been submit ted to the president. Discussing the .balance of trade the secretary shows that the favorable bal ance to the credit of this country is due entirely to the farmers. Agricul tural progress since 1890 is becoming better distributed. The subject of irrigation receives extended treatment. Irrigation inves tigations, have been extended so as to include the draining of land both in the arid and humid portions of the United States The desirability of un dertaking a special study of power in relation to running pumps is urged. The "invasion pf the cotton boll weevil has become such a menace to cotton growing that Secretary Wilson believes no, less -than $500,0,00 should, he appropriated by congress to combat the evil. The intimate relation between good country roads and the rural free de livery should appeal to all communi ties. 8AYS WILL IS 'INVALID. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1903. gpTEN CENTS PER WEEK. 1 Executor of Drake Estate Will Disre gard Document: Centerville. la., Dec. 2.Dr. J. D. Sawyers, appointed by the heirs of the Drake estate to wind up its affairs, will disregard the will found in the Masonic consistory at Des Moines Sunday and has publicly notified creditors to present their claims to him. Heirs of the estate believe the cir cumstances under which the will was drawn render it invalid. It is claimed the instrument was drawn merely as a formality, conforming to the re quirements of the consistory, and was not intended to represent General Drake's permanent wishes. They will attempt to keep it from probate. WILL COST $350,000. Contract Let for Construction of Big Lake Steamer. Duluth, Dec. 2.A contract has been signed between G. A. Tomlinson of this city and the American Shipbuild ing company for the construction of one of the biggest freight carriers on the lakes. The new Tomlinson boat will be 494 feet over all and 474 feet keel. She will be. 52 feet beam and 29 feet deep. The ves'^1 tfMJj have 28 hatches and-will cost $. r.n.f('0. The boat is to be built at Lorain, O. This vessel is expected to trans port 10.000 net tons on the usual sum mer draft in the connecting waters of the Great Lakes. LOST HER ENTIRE FORTUNE. Woman Secures Warrant for Promi nent New Yorker. New York, Dec. 2.Charging that she had been defrauded of h^r entire fortune of $160 000 Mrs. Mary .lex, widow of a former Wall street oper ator, secured a warrant for the arrest of a man said to be^a prominent real tstate dealer. Pending the serving of the warrant the name of the man has not been made public. It is charged that Mrs. Jex intrusted her property to this man. whom she was engaged to marry, and that he appropriated It to his own use. Farmers' representing ten states gathered at the Grand Pacific hotel, Chicago, to discuss a plan of merging their local bodies into one national or ganization with a view to securing better prices for products. IT1 CONTINUES ON THE STAND. Saisbury Gives Further Detiils of Grand Rapids Boodling. prand Rapids, Mich., Dec 2.With the entire city Slifrerl us never before in its history by the revelations of ex-City Attorney bant K. Saisbury i his testimony at tin,' bribery hearing of .State Senator Burns Monday the examination of another of the men ar rested as the result of Salsbury's con fessions to the prosecutor. Alderman de Pagter, was begun in police court during the day. De Pagter is charged with having received a $350 bribe from Saisbury to support the Lake Mich igan water deal in the council. Sals bury was the first witness. He testi fied that he gave*. Do Pagter $350 at about the same time that he did the others he bribed, the currency being delivered in an envelope In Salsbury's office in the city hall. This was not done, so Saisbury said, until after ho had had several talks with Dv Pagter and had satisfied 4rtmse]f that he would stand by the deal. "I told him that ho could have $1.- 000 ultimately," said Saisbury, "and 1 explained how I wanted him to sup port our proposition. He agreed and later we entered into an Agreement by which he was to receive from $3,000 to $5,000 in wetter bonds." Saisbury said that he made De Pag ter a heavier offer than was at first contemplated because things had come to such a pass in the common council that in order to stand by the deal a man had to have a nttle more courage and he wanted De Pagter to stiffen up. Saisbury said on cross examination that he never broached the subject of money until he made sure De Pagter was favorable to the water deal. BOND FIXED AT $75,000. Official of Defunct Wyoming Bank Rearrested. Casper, Wyo., Dec. 2.Deputy Slier iff Miller has arrived here from Doug las with Charles Weston, state audi tor of Nebraska, who is one of the offi cials of the defunct private bank which failed here Friday. Weston had been released on bond, but it was not con sidered sufficient, so he was rearrest ed. He gave sufficient bonds at once, his bondsmen qualifying for $75,000. Mr. Weston and his associates are charged with receiving deposits when they knew the bank was Insolvent. N. S. Bristol, one of the banking firm, has agreed to take up his notes in the bank with c:.sh. It is learned that the stockholders have borrowed enough money to make good all shortages. This money will be placed in the bank immediately and depositors paid as fast as they apply. The bank will not be reorganized, but local capitalists have organized a com pany'to open a national bank here. FILIPINb "POPE" HANGED. Fanatical Leader of the Tayabas Is Executed. Manila,. Dec, 2.-Senor Ribs' the fanatic FilEpIno leader and so called pope of the Tayabas, has been hanged. He was captured last May and wart subsequently convicted of murder and sentenced to death. Twenty-seven of his followers were sentenced at the same time to various terms of Im prisonment. Lavado Toledo, the lad rone leader who gave the military authorities con siderable trouble by hiB operations in the province of Albay, has been con victed and sentenced to death. To ledo surrendered with thirty of his men and ten guns In Octpber last. Governor Taft has just appointed a mixed committee of officials connected with different, departments of the gov ernment and business men of this city to consider and recommend a new list of tariff changer THREE NEGROES STRUNG UP. Louisiana Colored Men Admit Killing Popular White. Shreveporr, La., Dec. 2.In the pres ence of a crowd of about 1,200 persons, composed of whites and negroes, Phil Davis, Walter Carter and Clint Thomas, all negroes, were lynched within a short distance of Belcher. The men were executed for participat ing in the fatal shooting of Robert Adger, a popular business man. The Tiegroes, It is said, confessed the crime. They said that they were trying new guns and when Adger ap peared on the street though! it would be fun to shoot towards him and one of the shot.- hit him. AFTER MARQUIS ITO. Believed Japanese Student Planned Assassination. Yokohama, Dec. 2.- A Japanese med ical Btudeni has been arrested on MIS picion of an attempt to assassinate the Marquis Ho. He carried a dagger concealed under his kornono when ar rested at the marquis' villa at Miso. If is believed this attempt on the statesman's life was the result of re cent suggestions in the sensational newspapers of Japan that a ministerial assassination woufd be a patriotic ac tion tending to produce a more war like policy on the part of the govern lient. HAS MAJORITY* IN DIET. Beiyukai Party of Japan Denounces Delay in Negotiations. Toklo, Japan, Dec. 2.A mass meet ing of the metropolitan section of the lieiyukai party has passed a resolution denouncing the delay in the negotia tions with Russia and urging their speedy prosecution. The Seiyukai party, formed by the Marquis Ito in 1900, has a clear major ity in the diet over all other parties. IT* 13 WiLL -RECEIVE REYES SECRETARY OF STATE AGREES TO MEET SPECIAL COLOM. BIAN ENVOY. ONLY ONE SUBJECT CAN BE DISCUSSED UNITED STATES WILL NOT CON- SIDER ANY NEW CANAL PROPOSALS. ..Washington, Dec. 2.--Dr. Herran. the Colombian charge d'affaires, called at the state department during the day for the first time in many weeks for the purpose, he ssl.'l, forming Secretary Hay of Gene Haves' ar rival here, of the object of his mis sion and to pity a friendly call upon the secretary. Dr. Herran was ac. cri ed the unusual courtesy of being re ceived in the secret iry's private office instead of (ho regular diplomatic room. Dr. Ilerran made :i long visit and, al though at its ch.se he .ii.l there was no announcement to make an I that no date for the reception of no -it Reyes hud been arfnhgocT, it can bis stated that In1 was advised of tho ex- act attitude which the Washingfm government will assume toward the special envoy. If General Reyes is pleased to meet the state department officials on the ground fixed by them and for the purpose which they named the arrangement of peace terms be tween Colombia and the new republic of Panama- he will be cordially re ceived Otherwise his visit to the de partment will be fruitless and his mis sion to Washington a failure. "The United States stands ready to extend Its good offices to effect a set tlement between Colombia and Pan ama, but with this exception It Is not interested, nor can It consider any other proposal from Colombia regard ing the isthmus/' said an official of the adminlKtration. General Reyes has been advised of this by Dr. Herran and it remains Tor him to say what will be his coarse here in this development. AFRAID OF UNITED STATES. Reason Why Colombia Rejected the Canal Treaty. New York, Dec. 2.Among the pas sengers who arrived on tho steamer AUlancia from Colon were Lieutenant Commander Braunersreuther of the United States steamship Dixie, who Is on sick leave. Passengers who were questioned said that quiet prevailed at Colon and that business had as sumed its usual course. Alfred Loho, an American merchant. Who is the bearer of messages from United States Minister Beaupro. at Bo gota, to the Btate department, also ar rived on the AUlancia, having left the Colombian capital for Colon on Nov. 6, Just ahout the time that the news of the revolution in Panama began to arrive at Bogota. Mr. Lobo said ho bad heard that there had been some excitement in Bogota after he left, but on his departure things were quiet. He did not see any excitement while on his Journey to Colon. When usked whether, In his opinion. Colombia would make war on the Unit ed Staten, he replied: "I do not think so. I do not think the Colombian government will go that far. It is true that Colombia has an army, but I think that about 1,000 of our marines could settle any trou ble. When I left Bogota the feeling toward America and Americans was most friendly. "1 do not think that the rejection of the treaty by Colombia was the re sult of money consideration, though, of course, they want the money. I think they were afraid of the United States and for that reason did not want to Rive her Jurisdiction over a part of their country. I do not think that the other South. American coun tries will take the part of Colombia. TREATY ARRIVES AT COLON. Canal Convention Turned Over to Pan ama Official. Colon Dec. 2.The steamer City oi Washington, from New York, having on board 'lie canal treaty, arrived at Colon early in the day. Senor prilla. tho minister for foreign affairs of the republic of Panama, arrived here from Panama the previous night and the treaty was turned over to him. He then boarded the train for Panama, taking tho treaty with him. The United States cruiser Atianta, tho auxiliary cruiser Mayflower and the cruiser Nashville have reached this port. The United States battleship Maine and the auxiliary cruiser Dixie are also here. GERMANS RECOGNIZE PANAMA. Ether European Powers Expected to Follow Example. Washington, Dec. 2.Germany has recognized the republic of Panama as a sovereign and Independent state. In view of the precedent set by Ger many it is expected that the other European powers will grant an equally full recognition to the new republic and exempt from all obligations, so far as the Panama government is con cerned, the territory five miles on each Bide of the canal route, commonly known as the canal strip.