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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 195.
DENIESMERGERMOTION UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT REFUSES TO DISMISS MIN- NESOTA'S CASE. FURTHER CONSIDERATION POSTPONED QUESTION WILL BE DISPOSED OF WHEN THE SUIT IS HEARD ON ITS MERITS. Washington, Dec. 8.The United States supreme court during the day denied for the present the motion to dismiss the case of the state of Min nesota vs. the Northern Securities company and postponed further con sideration of the question until the case shall be heard on its merits. The decision is a decided victory for the state of Minnesota and assures the full presentation by argument to the supreme court of the United States. In passing upon the case Chief Justice Fuller said: "In the case of the State of Minne sota" against the Northern Securities company, calendar No. 433, the motion to dismiss the appeal of the state is postponed until the case is argued on its merits." This case will, therefore, come up for argument Jan. 4, possibly earlier. REFUSES TO INTERFERE. President Declines to Take a Hand in Colorado Strike. Washington, Dec. 8. President Roosevelt has again declined to inter fere in the miners' strike in the Tellu ride district of Colorado. He will not go so far even at this time as to order an investigation into the conditions. An appeal from the Western Federa tion of Miners was presented to the president by Senators Teller and Pat terson of Colorado urging him to ex ercise federal authority in bringing about an adjustment of the situation which has arisen between the miners and the authorities of the state of week Ladies' Skirts. Ladies' Skirts. One lot of Ladies' Skirts at 25 per cent off from the market price. uoioraclo. telegram laid before the president by the senators was sent by Charles H. Moy^'r, pve^viA of the Western Federation of Miners. At the conclusion of the conference between the president and the Colo rado senators the latter telegraphed President Moyer that the president had stated to them that under present conditions he had neither the power nor the right to take such action as requested. The president maintains that neither the rights nor the author ity of. the United States government has been invaded in the Colorado sit uation and that, therefore, he would not be justified at this time in inter fering in the matter in any manner. 0 LARGEST ON RECORD. Individual Deposits in National Banks Over $3,000,000,000. Washington, Dec. 8.According to the report of Comptroller of the Cur rency Ridgely the Middle Western states lead both in number and capital of national banks organized during the year. On June 9, 1903, individual deposits in national banks reached $3,200,993.- 509, the maximum during the exist ence cf the national banking system, which was forty years old Feb. 25, 1903. There is now in active operation one bank for every 4.410 of population, the per capita of capital being $l8.Lt. and of deposits $120.90. The comptroller renews former rec ommendations for legislation in re gard to the liquidation and consolida tion o'f national banks and the exten sion of corporate existence, with re gard to better protection for dissent ing or minority stockholders. The most notable fact in regard to the national bank eircuiation is the great increase in its volume, which reached $421,222.4S9 on Sept. 5, 1903, the largest amount that has ever been in circulation. TYNER DENIES CHARGES. Aged Official Pleads Innocence in Let ter to President. Washington, Dec. S.James X. Ty ner, who was assistant attorney gen eral for the postoffice department un til deposed on account of matters con nected with the postoffice investiga tion, has sent a pathetic letter to President Roosevelt denying the fharges made by Bristow and calling attention to his forty years of faithful service. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA. This Week We Offer Great Bargains. To clean up our stock in a few lines we are willing- this week to lose a few hundred dollars. The goods we offer are all desirable, seasonable merchandise, and will look as well and give as good service as though you paid the regular price. Ladies' Shoes. Fifty pairs Ladies' Fine Shoes gome hand "tit ned. some Goodyear welt, good assort ment of sizes and id price stamped on bot tom $3, $3.50 and $4 our spe cial price this $2.69 a pair nsmaBBsa Constantinople, Dee. 8. --The United I States flag over the consulate at Alex andretta, Asiatic Turkey, was hauled down this morning ami consul Dav'o-i has left the-city for Beirut. The WELL KNOW N AUTHO DEA London, Dec. 8:Herbert Brighton, the famous English author, died this morning at his home at Brighton. aged eighty-three. His health has been failing for some time but his oon dition did not become soriois until a few days ago when he took a sudden turn for the worse. He will be mourned by Englishmen generally. TREATY REACHES COLON. Canal Document Turned Over to Steamer's Purser. Colon, Dec. 8.The canal treaty reached Colon at about 11:30 a. m. in care of Consul General Gudger, who handed it to the purser of the City of Washington to he returned to the United States. Hearing in Wood Case Resumed. Washington, Dec. S.The senate committee on military affairs resumi I its hearing in the General Leonard Wood case with Commander Lu ien Young of the navy on the stand. Com mander Voting was subpoenaed bj the military affairs committee at the re quest of Major Estes G, Rathbone, who had furnished to the cbhS'mitteo a list of questions whi have addressed to the witness. Men's Underwear. Men's Heavy Jersey Ribbed Shirts and Drawers, our regular price $1. novv-,..,., ,v.. w,. 79 cents a garment One lot of Men's Heavy Wuol Undershirts (no drawers), our regular $1,50 garment. for 98 cents each Ladies' Coats. One lot of Ladies" (.'oats, good assortment of sizes and colors, at one-third off from the marked price. Outing Flannel. Ten pieces of Good Outing Flannel, worth up to 9 cents a yard, for 5 cents Ladies' Night Robes. Ladies' extra heavy Night Robes, a fine assortment of patterns: our regular $1 gar ment, for 79 cents each Men's Negligee Shirts. One lot of Men's Fine Negligee Shirts, niee $1 patterns, new goods, only 85 cents each Men's and Boys' Suits and Overcoats wamrn 1- 4 Off from the regular price. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA TUESDAY. DECEMBER 8, 190: SERIOUS INCIDENT IN ASIATIC TURKEY U. S. Consul Assaults Local Police, Hauls Down Flag and Leaves Alexandretta For Beirut. action of the United Statescons'ul is tne outcome of a serious diolomtuio incident during: which the consul as saulted the local police and has caused the most profound sensation. JOKER CAUSES A PANIC. Starts Cry of Fire in Crowd at Madi son Square Garden. New York, Dec. 8.Serious results were narrowly averted in a panic ai the six-day bicycle race in Madison Square Garden when a criminally rock less practical joker in the audience lit a pauer under a sleeping man's chair and shouted "Fire." S 'ral hundred persons on (h.'.t .lie garden rushed in panic from peats and, breaking through the i rail, fell and slid down the steep of the wooden track, a number of the flying riders having lose escapes from collisions. Referee Reeves Immedi ately ordered the riders to dismount and succeeded in stopping them be fore the lenders reached the struggling mass on the track. In (he galleries the cry of fire caused great excite ment, but after several minutes order was restored and the race resumed. AFFECTS FIFTEEN THOUSAND. Reduction in Pay of Cotton Mill Op eratives. Boston. Dec. 8.-The Wages of 15.Q0O cotton mill operative's have been re duced about 10 per cent in New Bed ford, Fitchburg. Baltic, Conn. Taft vill Conn. Fisherville, Mass., and Pawtu'cket. R. I. The total number of mill hands who have had their pay lowered up to the present time is about 80,000. Five thousand additional operatives In Berkshire county have been given no tice that their pay will .be cut maxl Week. Most of the mills which have participated in the cut to date follow the course of ihe Fall River schedule adopted Nov. Of Hie operatives affected by the lalest notice about 12,- 000 are employed in New Bedford. ATTACKS ROOSEVELT AND HAY. Chicago Judge Discusses Secession of Panama. Chicago. Dec. 8.-In an address be fore the Henry George association Judge Edward F. Dunne declared Pres ident Roosevelt, and Secretary Hay originally wore cognizant of the Pan ama revolution, lie reviewed the de tails of the secession and1 1 (h iani Ides VERDICT' REDUCED $10,000. Court Files Cider in Breach of Prem ise Case. Grand Rapids, Mich.. Dec S .In Igo li ett of the circuit coui I has or iid. in the sensational Adams-Bak breach of promise case, thai the plain tiff, Henrietta Adams of Caseville, will have to accept Sib.(Km less than was awarded her by the jury or go through a new trial. Miss Adams was, given $30,000 by the jury, which held that the dfndant R. Stuart Baker of I hi city, ,10 married another girl during the pendency of his engagement-.to Miss Adams, entered into the niarriaj contract while the young couple were at Olivet college and afterwards rati fied it for the purpose of seducing we gill. The plaintiff has twenty days in which to choose between the reduced judgment and a hew trial. the treaty concluded between the United States and Panama and declared the whole transaction "a record so unprincipled and so vile as to cause every Ameri can citizen who has his country's hon or and glory at heart to hang his head in shame." LARGE FAMILIES UNPOPULAR. Decrease in Number of School Chil dren in Iowa. Dos Moines, Dec. 8.President Roosevelt's big family idea is given a severe setback in the report of State Superintendent Barrett, which shows a decrease of 10,000 school children in Iowa since the 1302 enrollment. The records show the 19Q3 enrollment, to be 550,202, as against rt,0,17f for 1902. The hi :h mark was reached in 1900, when 56.6,0.00 pupils were enrolled in Iowa schools. State Superintendent Barrett ex plains this decrease by holding that large families are unpopular among educated classes. The decrease is also attributed to immigration of families to cheap lands in Canada. RUSSO-CHINE3E TREATY. Convention Provides for Government of Manchuria. Peking, Dec. 8. Prominent officials her-' assert that China is concluding an agreement with Russia for the gov ernment of Manchuria. It is expected that the arrangement will include most of Russia's supplementary terms for the evacuation and will nominally confirm Chinese sovereignty while giving Russia an advisory share in the vj\ ei r.ment. WORRY CAUSES DEATH. 3.L Paul A ttornsy Connected With Ernst Affair. St. Paul. Dec. SAlbert Mueller a young attorney whose name ha.s been conuecto 1 w.th Slime of the tr&nsac.- tions of Cascer Ernst the financier under arrest for forgery, is dead after two weeks of terrible suffering as a 'result of tuberculosis and brain trou ble. Mr. Mueller's death is attributed by ibis mother. Mrs. Lena Mueller, and I other members of the family to worry nver the connection of his name with the Ernst transactions, this worry hav lag become so great as to affect the young man's brain and hasten his death. Mr. Mueller was thirty-seven years of age and had known Casper Ernst Intimately for seventeen years. Years ago they were clerks together in the office of Jacob Mainzer, where each of'them got their business start in life. Mr. Mueller had the most explicit con fidence in Ernst and had loaned him $400 just a few days previous to the arrest of the banker. THOUSANDS ARE DYING. Fearful Ravages of Strange Epidemic in Africa. New York, Dec. S.The American board of comissioners for foreign mis sions has issued a stat unent concern ing the i'-i-^ of tho strange i demte known as the "sleeping sick- ness." now ...v\ aioui in certain part: ol the Dark continent. The facts were gathered by the board's missionaries In Afrien, The ell: ease appeared In Uganda thn years ago, probably com ing from the Congo regions, It pre vails on the Islands and shores of i Lake Victoria and inland from tlieso shores a dozen miles. No less-, than 68,000 persons have died. 10.0OU within the last nv mouths. A commission sent from England has decided that D.e disease is scattered by a fly tailed Kievu. No antidote has as ycl been di. i qvored. The firsl symptom of the presence of tin disease I IK ida he, v\ ith swell ing of the glands of the nci k, fol lowed by protracted sleeping. EMPLOYES WEAR UNION EUTTON No Discharge of Street Car Men tor Violation cf Order. Chicago". Dec. 8. Although the or der prohibiting buttons other than company bndgea or Insignia to bo worn on the uniforms was made ef fective during the day according to the new rule book of the Chicago City Railway company no man was dis ciplined when he appeared wearing the union button in open violation of the edict. At every barn specially selected committees of union men scrutinized every employe who ap peared to see if the union button was prominent and standing ready to take action in ease any member of the un ion was discharged for disobeying the rule. The company barn bosses ami divi sion superintendents who were also at the barns, appeared Indifferent to the order and made no mention of the rule or the open violation which I received. GRAND JURY A WORK. Affairs of Nebraska National Guard Being Investigated. Omaha. Dee. s. The federal grand jury has begnn the Investigation of matters in the department of the ad jutant general of Nebraska. Adjutant General Culver. S. D. Davis of Lincoln and A. Q. Smith, the latter connected with the adjutant -general's depart ment during the last state administra tion when General W. L. Colby was at the head of the department, have been summoned as witnesses. The investi gation is in connection with the ap propriation of money to reimburse the government for blankets supplied to the state penitentiary after the fire at that institution two years ago. New witnesses were also called in The 'aluT fencing investigation" fh~tojoinalike which several Indictments are antici pated within a short time. REPELLED HIS ADVANCES. New Yorker Kills Printer's Wife antl Suicides. New Yotk, Dee. Lester C. Fltz gerald. member of a glass manufactur ing firm of this (ily, shot and killed Mr-. Matilda Wood at a hotel in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn early in the day and then commit ted suicide with the same weapon. Mrs. Wood was the wife of a newspaper compositor, who said he believes that Fitzgerald committed the crime be cause Mrs. Wood repelled his ad vai,. es. Fitzgerald was married, but his wife had secured a divorce from him and had since remarried. Suspended Bank Reopens. Pittsburg, Dec. 8.-The First Na tional bank of Allegheny, which closed Its doors shortly after the suspension Of the Federal National bank of this city several weeks ago, reopened dur ing the day. The Institution has l"o entirely reorganized, with Charles E. Sp-'-r, president of the First National bank of Pitt-burg, as Its president, and new strong financial interests on its di.-e( tory. American Rails for Russia. Moscow. Dec. 8iThe town council of Moscow Is discussing the proposal to ask the government's permission to Import American street car rails, which are badly needed because of the failure of Russian firms to supply the heavy rails required by the new linos. The failure is due to la 1. of proper machine] TEN CENTS PEE WEEK. WOOD'S NAME IN LIS! PRESIDENT AGAIN SENDS TO SEN- ATE SEVERAL HUNDRED RE- CESS APPOINTMENTS. LAWYERS ADVISE THE COURSE TAKEN MODE OF ADJOURNMENT OF EX- TRA SESSION OF CONGRESS REASON FOR ACTION. i :it. Washington. Doe. S. Roosevelt has sent to the nomination of tumoral 1- to be major general of th and I the nomination of li'T oth r.GTf cers whose promotion" tin) 0(1 'a I of General Wood. Aecompahyir tlie i nominations were those of about 125 civilian- appointees, including thai 61 Dr. W !l Crum to be collector of the port of Charleston S C.\ and some others whom the president nominated -n t!i last recess. The appoint mer. 1 1 arS con*']- .5 1 bj the evident and his advisors to [be ties appointments, The question of the!i (status has been discussed thorough]^ by the president with tit' best lawyers ronuected with th* ad ministration and In congress, The conclusion has been reached that be tween the time of the falling of the president nro tem's gayel signifying the conclusion of the extraordinary session :-,.ii the call in i to order of tho senate the regulai session ot coa e, an ap roctabl lapse ot me occui rod hi thi me the &ppofm meat- ti hnicnlly \\ere male They are regarded 1\ ihe admin! (ration as appt int meats and the a| polhl eos, then fore, e\( rciso all ti to with the commissloi a been made on All of them ai last sun.in. original!\ i v\ ill ret authi are the ai on thi date I whon II made rive the fit of 1 pa) he till anl Thi tavi oil 1 mil !.a to api oi ho i 'te- at. OPENING OF REGULAR SESSION. Senate Begin: Work of the Fifty eighth Congress. Washington, Dec 8. Tne t'n rt ular session of the Fifty-eighth con gross began at noon, but the senn met half tn hour previous to thai time in ac nrditiu with the a i nhi Int of Saturday last for the purpo of permitting an orderly termination oi the ailed session, The major portion of the hah hour sitting (f the extra session was tie voted to executive business, out be fore the doors were closed the senate passed bill amending law rela tive to congressional frat It's". Air. Keane made a fa\ rable report from the committee on contingent ex penses on the resolution of Mr. Pen rose reoucBiin'g the transmission to the senate by [fie post master geriertil of all papers relating to the poatofflee investigation. .Mr. Gorman objected to tho pies, cut (onsidi ration of the resolution ami it wenl to tin calendar. Mr. Frye, at 12 o'clock, announced that t|i hour provided for by law for the meeting of the tlr-t regular ses sion o! (1 Fifty htl Cm tv in-r ai riven" "1 declare I he extraor dinary session adjourned without day.1' Opening of Regular Session. Prayer was ofi'eTed by the Rev. F. J. Prettyman. The roll was called and, sixty-seven senators having respond ed, Mr. I'rve announced that a quo rum WHS present. resolution was adopted providing that a committee of two bo appointed committee from the bouse to notify the president that con gress has assembled. Messrs, Hale und Cock roll were named as the com mittee As bills and petitions were being presented Mr. Hoar suggested that it was not customary for the senate to transact business pending the notifica tion of the president and on his mo tion a recess was taken at 12:10 O'clock for one hour. At 1:10 the senate, being called to order, a further recess was taken until 1:40. i Upon reconvening Mr. Hale, reported 'for the committee that the president hail been advised and would shortly communicate a message. Mr. Raines, assistant secretary to the president, then presented the mes sage, which was read at once. HOUSE HEARS MESSAGE. Attendance Large on Opening Day of Fifty-eighth Congress. Washington, Dec. 8.Speaker Can non brought down tho gavel at noon, .convening the house for tho first day of the regular session of the Fifty eighth congress. The speaker appointed a committee lo join a committee from the senate lf wait upon the president and notify him that a quorum of the two honsos was present and ready to receive any Icomunication from him. The house, at 1:15. took a recess un til 1:30 p. m. At 1:43 Mr. Rarnes. assistant secre tary to the president, bearing the pres ident's message to congress, was an nounced. The message was read to tho house. William ,f. Bryan was revived, hv President Loubpt of France' Monday.