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VOLUME I. NUMBER 196.
POSTAL AFFAIRS AIRED SENATE AND HOUSE DISCUSG RE- CENT INVESTIGATION OF DEPARTMENT. LOWER BRANCH ASKS FOR PAPERS RESOLUTION MEETS OBJECTION IN SENATE AND ACTION IS DELAYED. Washington, Deo. 9.When the resolution for the investigation of the postofSce frauds came up in the sen ate Mr. Gorman took the floor and strongly opposed its reference to a committee. He declared that the ma jority should not shrink from an in vestigation. He said there had been positive assertions that men who had unlawfully placed employes on the rolls were to escape. Mr. Gorman said fraud and corrup tion were admitted and communicated to the senate by the president. He said the country was not satisfied with the investigation, nor was the senate. Those who had been accused had said others higher up were as guilty as they, while they have been made scapegoats. "Let us have all the facts," said Mr. Gorman, "and see if the president will turn the rascals out.'' Mr. Lodge, who made a motion to refer the resolution, said that what Mr. Gorman said only further con vinced him that the resolution should be referred. The investigation made under order of the president, he be lieved, had brought out all the facts. There was a mass of evidence in the department awaiting an order of the senate for printing. i Would Examine Evidence First. Mr. Lodge said that as to the in-1 sinuatious against higher officials it was well known that the postmaster i general and the fourth assistant post-1 master general had made every effort! to get all the facts and it would be! well for the senate first, to examinej Ladies' Shoes. Fifty pairs of Ladies' Shoes, some hand turned, some Goodyear welt, good assort ment of sizes and widths price stamped on bottom $3, $3.50 and $4 our special price this week $2.69 a pair mm i nii.1111iinwi iwrnrimn iwiwniiiwrinn wn Ladies' Walking Skirts. A nice as- sortinent of Ladies' Walking- Skirts in all the lar fabrics, in- eluding ibelines, heviots, netian and Scotch mixed, all styles, at a discount of 25 per cent from regular price. the evidence to see if the' investiga tion had been thorough. Mr. Nelson, who had given notice that he would move to refer, said that it would be impolitic to take the evi dence out. of the postoffice department now and make it public. He said that such procedure would furnish the de fendants with the papers in th** de partment and give them an opportu nity to make a defense. He contended that this would be improper while the cases were pending in the courts. Mr. Tillman claimed that an at tempt was being made to whitewash the frauds. Mr. Hoar suggested that if the frauds were as great as claimed some body ought to be impeached and such proceedings should originate in house. Mr. Cullom cut short the discussion on the resolution by insisting that the I Cuban bill had the right of way. The resolution then went over for the day and Mr. Teller spoke in opposition to the Cuban measure. ADOPTED BY THE HOUSE. Resolution Calling for Papers in Postal Investigation. Washington, Dec. 9.When the house convened Mr. Overstreet, chair man of the committee on postoffices and postroads, reported the resolution authorizing the committee to request the postmaster general to furnish the committee with all papers in connec tion with the recent investigation of the postoffice department and an nounced that the committee was unanimous in recommending its adop tion. The previous question was ordered on the resolution by a yea and nay vote of 172 to 116. Mr. Williams (Miss.) moved to re commit the resolution to the commit tee on postoffices and postroads with instructions to the committee to re port with an amendment providing "that the postmaster general be and he is hereby requested to transmit to the house all papers and evidence touching the Investigations ol alleged frauds and irregularities in the post office department and postal service." The motion to recommit was lost, 160 to 128. The original resolution was then agreed to without division. PANAMA TO BE INVADED. Colombian Army Reported on the Way to the Isthmus. Colon, Dec. 9.It is rumored that 3.000 Colombians are moving on Colon QUM^MM BEMIDJI. MINTSTESOTA. Thursday, Friday and Saturday Bargains We want you to see our stock of Christmas Goods. It is the finest in town, and we are going to make it an inducement for you to look it over whether you buy or not, by offering extraordinary bargains in staple mer- chandise Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Men's Underwear. Men's Heavy Ribbed Shirts and Drawers, our regular price 81, now 79c a garment On lot of Men's Heavy JJWCM' W ol Under- i (no drawers), our regular $1.50 garment for $M 98c each Outing Flannels. Ten pieces of 10c Outing. light and dark patterns, 7 l-4c a yard Eight pieces of 30 inch Flan nelette, the 15c quality, 10c a yard Ladies' Coats. One lot of Ladies' Coats, good assortment of sizes and colors, at 1-3 off from marked price Men's and Bov's Suits and Overcoats 1-4 off from regular price THE DAILY PIONE to recapture tnecity ana compel ran ama to come back to the Colombian government. The citizens are prepared and will resist the encroachment of the Colom bians. American warships and gunboats pa trol the coast on both oceans and will lend assistance in case of trouble. The Dixie has already landed ma rines to defend the city. A company of marines from the United States auxiliary cruiser Dixie, under Captain "Wirt McCreary. landed at Colon during the day and took a train for Empire, a town on the rail way near Panama, where a camp will be established, using the canal com pany's buildings. The purpose of the landing of the marines is to get the men ashore after their long confine ment on the Dixie. It is expected that other detachments will be sent ashore later. PROTEST AGAINST CANTEEN. Resolutions From Minnesota Present ed by Senator Nelson. Washington. Pec. 9.Senator Nel son presented in the senate during the day a large number of resolutions from various branches of the Woman's Christian Temperance unions in Min nesota protesting against the re-estab lishment of the canteen in the army. OLDEST CHILD ESCAPES. Father. Mother and Three Children Perish in Fire. Freehold, N. J.. Dec. 9.Nearly a whole family perished in the flames that destroyed a dwelling at Clarks burg, ten miles from here. Clayton Fowler, his wife and their four chil dren, aged from sixteen years to six months, lived in the house, which was a two-story frame building. The blaze started on the lower floor and when the family awoke the whole lower part of the house was in flames. The oldest child, a boy, jumped from the second story window and escaped with slight bruises. PERISHES FROM STARVATION. Aged Recluse Dies Possessed of $50,- 000 In Cash. Derby, Conn.. Dec. 9.Possessed of $50,000, all in money, Eugene Crofutt, Bixtj'-two years old, a recluse of Hun tington, is dead from starvation. The. town selectmen tried to send him to a hosnital. but he refused all aid. Notions. Envelopes. 5,000 No. 1 Hag Stock 1-2 Envelopes, pur regular 10c gO0(1s at 5c a package of 21 Thread. Coats" 200 yard Cot ton and Belding 50 yard silk, six spools for 25c Lyons' Tooth Powder, per box 15c Witch Hazel per bottle 15c Frostella per bottle 15c Cuticura Soap per cake 19c Adamantine Pins lc a paper 10c Crepe Paper 7c a roll Belding Bros.l Skein Silk three for 10c Belong Hooks and Eyes, the 10c kind 5c a paper 5c Sewing Needles 4ca paper Fancy Crochet Cotton 4c a ball Ice Wool snm BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA., WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 9, 1903. 10c per ball HERBERTSPENCER DEAD FAMOUS PHILOSOPHER AND AU- THOR-PASSES AWAY AT HIS HOME IN ENGLAND. HAD BEEN AILING FOR SOME TIME ILLNESS TOOK A CRITICAL TURN A FEW DAYS AGO, TERMI- NATING FATALLY. London. Deo. 9.Herbert Spencer, the famous author, died during the morning at his home in Brighton. His health had boon failing for some] months The illness took a critical turn a lew days ago and he became unconscious during the night, passing away without pain. By his own desire the least possible HERBERT SPENCER. information was given out during Mr. Spencer's illness. He was born in 1820. The newspapers all publish long ap preciations and anecdotes of Mr. Spencer, whom they universally de scri.be as the "last of the great think ers of the Victorian age." Bold and Original Thinker. The death of Herbert Spencer re moves from the active domain of phil-.| osophy one of the boldest and most original thinkers the world has pro duced. While generally regarded as the apostle of evolution he was not the originator of this theory of crea tion. Ancient sages had elusive and shadowy ideas on the subject. The influence of Spencer's philoso phy has been felt in every department of thought. The material for his syn thetic philosophy was drawn from every scientific source its deductions were from data gathered by the mas ter minds in mathematics, biology, psychology and anthropology it was. in brief, a generalized theory of the universe based on recognized facts in every branch of human knowledge a synthesis embracing in a symmetric whole the stable elements of all pre ceding systems. Such a revolution as it inaugurated was bitterly fought by the theologians, but its liberalizing tendency speedily made itself ap parent in that broader theology of the times which seeks to reconcile science to religion and finds profound consola tion in the fact that the grand discov ery that not only the globe and its in-1 habitints, but their companions in boundless space, are the result of a I universal law of progress and change, deepens instead of clearing the mys tery'of an omnipotent first cause. REV. JOHN LANAHAN DEAD. Widely Known Minister of Methodist Episcopal Church. Baltimore, Dee. 9.Rev. John Lana han., one of the most widely known ministers of the Methodist Episcopal church in the country and "nestor" of the Baltimore conference, died during the day at his residence in this city. He was eighty-eight years old. Mr. Lanahan had been ill since last February. He suffered from no chronic trouble, but his end was due to a grad ual wearing away of the physical be ing. Dr. Lanahan was licensed to. preach in 1S 8 He was a pastor tq both Pres ident Hayes and President MeKinley when the latte:- was a member of con gress He was :n intimate friend ol President Lincoln, who often called him to Washington for consultation. Several years ago Dr, Lanahan achieved fame throughout the countr} by unearthing the frauds perpetrated on the Methodist Book Concern In New York, during which controversy he was arrested and passed one night in the Tombs prison. WANTS RECEIVERS DISCHARGED. Dowie Makes Motion in United States District Court. Chicago, Dec. 9.John Alexander Dowie appeared in the United States district court during the afternoon and through an attorney moved that the receivers in bankruptcy for the Zi"n City industries be discharged. Miier Killed by I rain. Mount Vernon, N. Y., Dec. 9.An unknown woman, undoubtedly a miser, who had |1,500 in gold and bank notes concealed in bags hung about her net and under her skirts, was struck and killed by the Pittsfield express at the Mount Vernon station of the New -York and Hariem railroad. STORY OF BRIBERY GROWS. 3rar.d Rapids Municipal Scandal In volves New Interests. Grand Rapids, Mich.. Dec 9.The anamination of ex-Ald.erman Mol was taken up in police court during the day. Former City Attorney Salsbury testified thai he not only gave Mol t'ooO for aiding the water deal, but also gave him ?S0 to vole tor him for lily attorney. Salsbury denied that he gave money for their campaign expenses to all the aldermen running for re-election in 1901. He went over the list of those who were running, however, and said he gave campaign money to Aldermen McCooll, Kinney. Schriver, Ghysels, Johnson. Deck, Lozier anil McLachlan. "Where did you gel this money?" "Some from the street railway com pany and soun1 from the Bell Tide phone company Salsbury testified that tie ontero1 into attempted jury bribing When he was on trial He said he gave Alder man Mol Sir.it to pay to a (urpr named Meyers, who was expected to sil in his case. Meye~s was stricken off the jury by the prose ution an I he wards returned $75 of the money, so Salsbury swore. Salsbury further tos: titicd: "I gave ?7r to John Kienter, who was in the poor department. He was to fix a juror, whoso name I do not remember. 1 am satisf'o'a, however, that lie never gave the-nior.ey. 1 also gave William D. Pugh several hun dred dollars for the same purpose and it never reached I he jurors." "They were all trying to do you up, were they?" "That's about the size of it." "Have you told the prosecutor all about this?" "I have." Prosecutor Ward refused to either admit or deny that this testimony was to be the basis for issuing another batch of warrants for jury bribing. KILLED ACTRESS AND HIMSELF. Crime of French Manufacturer in Ho tel at Cologne. Berlin, Dec. 9.-It has just become known that the leading female darner at the Metropole theater. I-Ynuloin Frieda Rdelke, was murdered at a ho tel in Cologne Dec. 2 by Ferdinand Tessler, a manufacturer of machinery at Vichy, France, who bad several times been a Nationalist candidate for member of the chamber of depu ties. They were engaged to be mar ried and dined together at the hotel and quarreled In a private sltttngroom because the woman had looked too frequently, as Tessier thought, tit an other man in the diningroom. lit1 first tried to chloroform the dancer. but she was a strong woman and pushed him off Tessier then took a hatchet, which he had concealed about him, and struck the woman once in effectually and then stabbed her fa tally three limes with a dagger. The hotel people heard the struggle and rushed to the spot, whereupon Tessier, with his back to the door, shot and killed himself. Upon Tessier's body were found a variety of weapons, several sorts of poison and crosses and amulets from I.ounles. Though the tragedy oc curred Dec. 2. through the influence of| Tessier's family, the facts were not published until the dancer was burled here Monday. STRIKERS SHOT IN BATTLE. Fight Between Italian Miners and Coal Company Guards. Trinidad, Colo, Doc. p. Word reached here at midnight thai a pitched battle occurred ai Sosundo, aj Colorado Fuel and iron camp, between 1 about thirty striking Hal,an miners on one side and sev ol the company's.! guards on the other. Three of the strikers were shol and two of them probably will die. Non of the guards I were hurt, though one had his hai shot off. The fight occurred at the coke ovens at the edge of Che camp. The miners: went to the ovens, .nut wen- ordered 1 to stop by the guards. Almost Imme-J dlately the shooting began, each side] claiming that the other fired first. After the affair was oyer a mass meet ing ol strikers was (ailed, but dla-'j persed shortly afterward- Sheriff1 (.'lark, with a posse. Is now.on the ground ami everything is quiet RESTS WITH JAPAN. Pence Assured if That Country Will Make Concessions. St Petersburg, Dec, Peace be tween Russia and Japan Is now be lieved to be assured as the result of the action of the czar at Tsarskoo Selo. where he and Foreign Minister Lamsdorf have considered the reply to the Japanese proposals. If Japan is willing to accept some modifications there is nothing to stand in the way of a complete agreement. Wos Gil Not on Board. New Orleans, Dec. 9.The steamer Arkadia arrived during the day from Porto Rico and contrary to expecta tion Wos Gil, former president of I the Dominican republic, was not on board. The agents of the line here say they understand Wos Oil just missed the ship as she sailed and If he takes the next boat out he will land in New York instead of New Orleans. Killed Wife and Himself. Pittsburg. Dec. 9.Mrs. Joseph ITindman was shot in the head and almost instantly killed by her hus band at their home at Coraopolis, Pa. After killing his wife ilindman walked into the kitchen and, placing the re volver to the bark of his head, sent a bullet into his brain. Ho is still liv ing, but the physicians say he cannot rcco'. er. TEX CENTS PER WEEK CONSUL IS ASSAULTED AMERICAN REPRESENTATIVE IN TURKISH TOWN ATTACKED BY LOCAL POLICE. DELATIONS IMMEDIATELY BROKEN OFF UNITED STATES FLAG HAULED DOWN AND THE OFFICIAL QUITS HIS POST. United Constantinople. Bt States flag over the an Iretta, Asiatic hauled down ::nd left his po: for quern of a serin i dent during which suited and Rssaultc lice. The affair grew oui of the arrest of an Armenian named Ohannes At tartan, a naturalized American citizen. onsula at Alex urkey, has been onsul Davi i has Jeli In i onse I nil ii ml ic inci I r. lav :.ss was hv the lot Attnrlan bad been In prison a' Alep po during the' last two months and had just been liberated through the intervention of tin1 American consulat agent on condition of his leaving the country fortfiwith. .Mr. Da-vies was accompanying Attarian on board a de parting steamer when the police in tercepted the party, assaulted and in sulted Mr. Davios and. despite the re sistance of the consul and bis attend ant- guards, rearrested Attarian and took him back to prison. Mr. Davies immediately lowered the flag over the consulate and formally broke off rela tions with the Turkish authorities by quitting Alexandretta, leaving the consulate in charge of the vice consul. A mob of Moslems seized on the occa sion to make a hostile demonstration against the consulate and against the Christians generally. Story of Local Authorities. The local authorities a.ssert that Mr_ Davies struck the police with a cane and that alter the rearrest of Attarian the consular cavasaes (military cou riers) attempted to rescue him and thai in the fracas which ensued the cavasaes broke the windows of the prison. The Turkish authorities fur ther claim that Attarian, who is a native of piarbeklr, Asiatic Turkey, has been traveling about the country with an illegal passport. They also point out ihat the question of Arme nians naturalized in Americareturning to Turkey .has alwnyH been a source of trouble, since the porto invariably refuses to recognize naturalization. When Attarian was arrested $2,500 was found in his pocket. This, it is believed, may have contributed to his arrest, tne Turks suspecting him of being revolutionist. The mailer is engaging the energetic attention of the United States legation here. Min. ist'er Leishinan has made urgent rep fescntatlons to the porto and is now awaiting a fuller report before taking further steps. The outrage, it is anticipated here, will lead to strong action on the part of the United Stales to obtain full reparation, especially its full satisfac tion for the Beirut affair has not yet been given. INVESTIGATION ORDERED. State Department Learns of Alexan dretta Afiair. Washington, Dec. 9. -The state de partment has received a brief cable gram Iron ("omul Davies at Alexan dretta, Asiatic Turkey, saying '.hat he had had trouble with the local police al Alexandretta and bad left for Beirut in on- uii' ic e. The flepartmenl promptly ca- 1)'. ii Lolohman,, at Constant tinopie, to Institute a thorough Inves tigation Ol lie- whole afiair. It i- ex- pected that Ministei L/Cish.man will call at the foreign offk*e Immedlati !y te Inquire ol the Turkish officials re garding Mie mailer. The navy department has so far toU*-n no Bfeps toward sending any warships to Vlexandretta, though the state department officials informed the navy department of what had hap pened '.t that place. The San Fran- CIBCO and the Brooklyn are at Beirut, which Is distant Mo miles from Alex andre! ta. The Btate department does noi an ticipate any serious difficulty as a re Bull of this Incident, for it does not. doubt that the Turkish government will make proper amends for any mis conduct oi Its officials at Alexan dre! la. The state department has had endless: trouble with naturalized Ar menians who insist on returning to Turkey, notwithstanding the fad that the Turkish government has steadfast ly refused to recognize the right of a Turkish subject to expatriate himself. and the most that our ministers and consuls have been able to do in such cases is to se sure the release of the naturalized Armenian or Turk upon promise to quit Turkey. TO CARRY OUT REFORMS. Russia and Austria Name Joint Com missioners. Constantinople. Dec 9.M. Ziro- ?iefr\ the Russian ambassador, has in formed the porte that Russia and Aus tria have definitely decided to appoint, respectively, M. Demerik, the consul general of Russia at Beirut, and Herr von Mueller of the Austrian foreign office as assessors to supervise the carrying out of the reform scheme of the rowers for Ma edonla.