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DECLfNES THE BEQUEST.
Aged Recluse Leaves Fortune to Wo man Who Befriended Him. New York, Dec. 9.Gilt edged se curities with a market value of $783,- 000 have been taken from a safety de posit box by attorneys for the heirs of Maximilian Hcrshel, an agerl recluse and former member of the New York Stork Exchange, who died in St Luke's hospital last July. Ninety three additional bonds bring the value of the hoard up to $950,000. Just be fore he died Hershel announced in the presence of witnesses that he wished all his property to be turned over to Mrs. William Georgi of Brooklyn, daughter of a couple who had be friended him in his youth and who had made his declining years comfortable by numerous attentions, not knowing of his great wealth. Mrs. Georgi at tended him in his dying moments, lit tie dreaming that she was heiress to $1,000,000. I Four relatives of the old man were living in Germany, it was found, and Mis. Georgi declared that the property should be equally divided, so far as she was concerned. Attorneys for both interests arranged this and the estate will be divided at the end of six months into five equal parts. The heirs living in Germany were un known to Mershel. They were found through advertising, but have proved their relationship and Mrs. Georgi evinced no desire to keep them from sharing the good fortune. PLAN ASSUMING SHAPE. American and French Lawmakers to Exchange Visits. Paris, Dec 9.The plan for a body of American congressmen to visit Paris and for a number of French par liamentarians to visit Washington is assuming a definite aspect through the efforts of Baron de Estournelles de Constanta. The latter said to the cor respondent of the Associated Press: "When I arranged for the exchange of visits between British and French parliamentarians I had in mind a sim ilar exchange of visits between Amer ican and French. Since then I have gone over the question with my col leagues in the chamber here and I have received letters from Washing ton concerning the project. "The idea of the visits is approved and I hope to arrange the details dur ing my approaching visit to the United States, when I will present an invita tion in behalf of several hundred mem bers of the French chamber of depu- ties." LARGE NUMBER PRESENT. Manufacturers Meet to Discuss Cotton Mill Situation. Charlotte, N. C, Dec. 9.Cotton Will representatives and delegates from almost every cotton growing sec tion of the United States met in this city during the day to consider the best means for remedying the serious, if not threatening, condition of the cot ton mill situation in the United States. Manufacturers of New England, as well as the cotton growers of Missis sippi and other cotton producing states, will confer together in this meeting with perfect harmony in their endeavor to meet the situation with some remedy. Previous to the convening of the delegates it was learned that the rep resentatives of the New England man ufacturers would favor as a solution for the present prevalent conditions the curtailment of the manufactured goods. Prominent cotton men from the South are reported to also favor decreasing the production. A committee was appointed to draft a resolution looking to a curtailment by the running of all mills on short time. The delegates to the convention rep resent 949,121 spindles and 24,945 looms. FWO HUNDRED RILLED. Russian Troops Defeat Band of Chi nese Robbers. St. Petersburg, Dee. 9.The Russian troops have defeated a band of Chun Chuses (.Chinese robbers), killing 200 of them and wounding many more. After the conflict, reported Nov. 28, between a force of Russian sodiers and a body of Chun Chuses at Tachiao, in which five Russians were killed and nine severely wounded, the Rus sians pursued the" fleeing tribesmen and finally hemmed them in at the I.iau river. The great loss of the rob bers is attributed in a Port Arthur dispatch to "a panic among the Chun ChuseSr^ CONFERENCE ENDS IN FAILURE. Governor Wells and Miners' Represen tatives Discuss Utah Strike. Salt Lake Cily, Dec. 9.Another conference was held Monday between Governor Wells and representative? of the striking coal miners in an en deavor 1o reach a basis of agreement for a settlement of the strike, but after several hours' discussion the conference broke up, nothing having Taeen accomplished. WOMAN BURNED TO DEATH. Grandson of Victim Probably Fatally Injured. Muscatine, la., Dec. 9.Mrs. Em lime Jamieson. aged sixty-five, was burned to death and her grandson, Walter Jamieson, aged fifteen, was probably fatally burned in a fire of unknown origin which destroyed their residence at Morning Sun during the morning. BRIEF BITS OF NEWS. Robbers blew the safe in the post office at Newcastle, Neb., and stole $225 in cash and a package of money order blanks. Baron Speck von Sternberg, the German ambassador to the United States, arrived at New York Tuesday on the Kaiser Wilhelm II. Two sTeepers and a diner on the At lanta and West Point railroad jumped the track near La Grange, Ga. The passengers escaped with a shaking up. The Iowa Society for Suppression of Disease and Degeneracy has pre pared a bill to be introduced in the coming assembly providing for a physician's certificate of examination before a marriage license can be is- I WORRY CAUSES DEATH. St. Paul Attorney Conner*^ With Ernst Affair. St. Paul, Dec. i Albert Mueller, a young attorney whose name has been connected with some of the transac tions of Casper 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 his mother, Mrs. Lena Mueller, and other members of the family to worry over the connection of his name wffii the Ernst transactions, this worry hav ing 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 offire 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. The American board of comissioners for foreign mis sions has issued a statement concern ing the ravages of the strange epi demic known as the "sleeping sick- ness," now prevalent in certain parts of the Dark continent. The facts were gathered by the board's missionaries in Africa. The disease appeared in Uganda three years ago, probably com ing from the Congo regions. It pre vails on the islands and shores of Lake Victoria and inland from thesf shores a dozen miles. No less than 68,000 persons have died, 10,000 within the last five months. A commission sent from England has decided that the disease is scattered by a fly called Kievu. No antidote has as yet been discovered. The first symptom of the presence of the disease is headache, with swell ing of the glands of the neck, foJ lowed by protracted Bleeping. EMPLOYES WEAR UNION BUTTON No Discharge of Street Car Men for Violation of Order. Chicago, Dec. ".Although the or der prohibitrnfe-^buttons other than company badges or insignia to be 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 case any member of the un ion was discharged for disobeying the rule. The company barn bosses and 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 AT WORK. Affairs of Nebraska National Guard Being Investigated. Omaha, Dec. The federal grand jury has began 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 land fencing investigation, in which several indictments are antici pated within a short time. REPELLED HIS ADVANCES. New Yorker Kills Printer's Wife and Suicides. New York, Dec. .Lester C. Fitz gerald, member of a glass manufactur ing firm of this city, shot and killed Mrs. Matilda Wood at a hotel in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn early in the day and then committed 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 vances. Fitzgerald was married, but his^ife had secured a divorce from hinland had since remarried. EMPLOYES LOCKED OUT. Fifty San Francisco Restaurants Close Their Doors. San Francisco, Dec. p.About fifty restaurants, including tke best patron ized places in the city, closed their doors during the day a'ad It is an nounced that they will not reopen un til a satisfactory adjustment of the trouble with the Cooks and Waiters' Onion is effected. Between 1,500 and 2,000 men were locked out. RUSSO-CHINESE TREATY. Convention Provides for Government of Manchuria. Peking, Dec. .Prominent officials here assert, th&v. 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 government. Gives Life to Save Horses. Wheaton, Minn., Dec. fi+O. H. Ol son, a well-to-do farmer ving west of here, drove off the road into Lake Traverse and, in trying to extricate his horses, was drowned. I SCANDAL IN COURT LIFE. Austrian Princess Seriously Wounds Handsome Actress. New York, Dec. & Prince Otto of Windisch-Graetz, his youthful and im mensely wealthy wife, the Princess Elizabeth Marie, whom he married only a year ago, and a pretty actress of the opera at Prague are the central i figures in an extraordinary story ca bled from Vienna to the World. The princess, who is the grand daughter on her father's side of the emperor of Austria and on her moth er's side of the king of the Belgians, only twenty years old, a royal person age who renounced her rights to the throne of Austria in order to marry as her heart dictated, is asserted to have shot and seriously wounded a" haud pome actress with whom the prince is aliened to have had a rendezvous. The affair is said to have taken place in the palace of the estate of the prince's family at Prague. i It appears that Prince Otto had been secretly paying attention to the ac tress, whose beauty had been causing a sensation in Prague. The princess, presumably informed by a disappoint ed suitor of the footiight favorite that a rendezvous had been arranged in I the palace, was thrown into a passion and hurried to the prince's apartments with a small revolver he had given her. A valet stood at the door and refused her admittance. She drew the revolver and fired, it is stated. The valet fled, screaming at the top of his voice. Entering the rooms the prin cess confronted her husband, who at tempted to hold her arm, but she is then said to have been at the height of rage and to have fired point blank at the actress, who cowered in a cor ner. The woman fell, severely, but not fatally wounded. WARRANTS FOR BROKERS. Violations of Minnesota Warehouse Laws Are Alleged. St. Paul, Dec. .The state railroad and warehouse ommission has had warrants issued in Duluth for the piembers of the firm of Edwards, Wood & Co., grain brokers. The firm is charged with violating the state warehouse laws. The firm has been in business for the past five years and has offices in various Western cities. RELIEF URGENTLY NEEDED. Missionary's Report of Conditions in Monastir. Boston, Dec. *.The American board of commissioners for foreign missions has received a report from the Rev. E. B. Haskell, one of its mis sionaries, who has made a canvass of the vilayet of Monastir, devastated by Turkish soldiers. The report tells of villages burned, men, women and chil dren killed, churches and monasteries demolished and emphasizes the need of relief for the stricken people. The following is a summary of the can vass: Burned villages 17, burned houses 1,300, houseless people 7,330, villages partly looted or Injured 3, unarmed men killed 87 (ten after surrender), women killed 9, children killed 4, fam ilies injured 1,366, women dishonored 38, total persons injured 7,563, 4 churches and 1 monastery torn down, 14 churches gutted and defiled, 6 schools burned or torn down, 1 school gutted, 2,206 persons have no food. %c WOMAN LION TAMER KILLED. Torn to Pieces in Sight of Great Crowd of People. Dessau, Germany, Dec. f. Fischer, a lion tamer, was torn to pieces by four lions in a menagerie cage and in sight of a great crowd of people. She was trying to make a lion spring through a hoop and struck it with a whip, whereupon the animal leaped upon her and disemboweled her at one stroke. The woman shrieked once and the other three lions joined in the attack on her and fought among themselves for fragments of her flesh. There was a frightful panic among the spectators and many persons were injured. Finally the lion tamer's as sistants, armed with iron rods and hooks, succeeded in dragging the ani mals from the woman's mangled body. The children of Frau Fischer were in a box witnessing the performance when their, mother was killed. DENIED BY MINING MEN. Say There Is No Truth in Stories of Yaqui Uprising. Nogales, Ariz., Dec..^.The Arizona and Sonora chamber of mines has adopted a resolution requesting the Associated Press to deny as totally false the "articles purporting to give accounts of the Yaqui Indian disturb ances in the state of Sonora, Mex., and mofe particularly of an engage ment purported to have taken place at Rapairo. near Susqui Grande, on Nov. 15 last, between Mexican troops and a band of fifty Yaqui Indians, in which it. was said the entire troops were annihilated or taken prisoners." GERMANY GROWING RAPIDLY. Increase in Population in 1902 Great est on Record. Berlin, Dec. ,The growth of the population of Germany in 1902, regard ing which statistics have just been tabulated, was the greatest ever known, amounting to 902,312, or 15.61 per 1,000, compared with 15.09 in 1901. and 14.63, the average for the last ten years. The number of births during the decade increased only slightly, re maining just above 2,000,000 yearly. The gain, therefore, is due exclusively to the diminished death rate, which was 20.56 in 1902, compared with 22.68 for the previous decade. Fjner of William M. Springer. Warh ligtoh, Dec. 1.The funeral ci llepresentative William M. or An Art Master. gather pq thfj 9 Illinois was held at the I ruuolitan Methodist Episcopal church during the day, Rev. F. M. Bristol, pastor of the church, officiat ing. Presiding Elder Naylor told of his experience as Mr. Springer's pastor for some years. There was a large at tendance at. the services, including many members of both houses of con gress. cherry ston es and carved uaintly Into line semblance of flies and flowers With subtle skill, he even managed faint ly The forms of tiny maids and iviad to w ers. His little blocks he loved to file and pol ish And ampler means he asked not, but despised. All art but cherry stones he would abol ish, For then his genius would be rightly prized. For such ru de hands as dealt with wrongs and passions I And throbbing hearts, he had a pityi ng Serensmile his way throu gh surging years and fashions I While heaven gave him his cherry stones and file! Johii Boyle O'Reilly. Minnesota I Internationa RAILWAY COMPANY'. In Connection with the ..Northern Pacific RAILWAY COMPANY Provides the best train passenger service between Northome, Hovey unc tion, Blackduek, Beraidji, Walker and intermediate points and Minne apolis, St. Paul, Fargro and Duluth and all points east, west and south. Through coaches between Northome and the Twin Cities. No change of cars. Ample time at Brainerd for dinner.' TIME CARD Effective Oct. 1st, 1902. Dally ex. STATIONS Daily ex. Sunday Sunday 6:110 a. in. Northome A m. 7:30 6:55 a. m. Ar..Hovey Junction.. Lv. p. m. 7rfJ5 fi:fi ia. m. Lv Kclliher 6:40 a. m. Ar.. .Hovey Junction. 7:10 a.in.Lv Blackduek... 7:27 Tenstrike.... 7.42 Turt le 8:20 Bemidjl.... 9:38 Walker 10:07 Hackonsack. 10:25 Backus.. 10:46 Vine River.. 11.05. .TTrrrrrrrrTrr-r. PeOUOt.... 12:05 a. m. A Brainerd... N. P. RY. 1:05 p. in. Lv Brainerd 2:05 Little Falln.... 3:04 St.Clond 4:37 Anoka 5:20 Ar Minneapolis... 5:50 Ar St. Paul St. Louis and the South .Are conveniently and comfort ably reached by our two trains a day. The Limited, leaving Minneapolis at 7:25, St. Paul 8:00 p. na. daily, arrives in St. Loui9 the followiner afternoon. Combination Compart ment and standard Sleepers and Reclininsr Chair Cars. The Scenic Express, leaving Minneapolis at 7:30, St. Paul 8:05 a. m., except Sunday, ar rives in St. Louis early next morning. Sleeping Cars from Rock Island south. This is the most direct route from Minneapolis and St. Paul to Clinton, Davenport, Rock Is land, and all Mississippi river cities. Close connections with lines South, Southeast and Southwest in St. Louis Union Station. ASK YOUR HOME AGENT TO j MAKE YOUR TICKET READ jj| BY THIS LINE One Cent Word. .Ar. p.m. 7:50 .Lv. p. m. 7:15 ..Lv.p 6:50 Lv. 6:31 6:16 5:50 4:22 3:60 3:32 3:11 .2:52 Lv p. m.2:00 Ar. m.l:05 Lv. 12:05 a. m. 11:05 9:48 Lv. 9:10 .Lv. a. m. 8:40 1:10 m. Lv Brainerd Ar.p.m 12:35 1:63 Aitkin Lv. a. nx 11:49 3:43 Carlton 9:50 4:38 West Superior 8:56 4:55 A Duluth Lv. a. 8:40 1:25 p. m. Brainerd Ar. p. 12-45 6:00 A Far go Lv. a. 8:00 W. H. GEMMELL, GK A. WALKER General Manager, A (rent, Brainerd. Bemidjl. raranM Sunshine in California^ From now Qn through the winter season there is no place so comfort ably warm and attract ive as California. The rates are low. Until November 30 only $32.90 VIA THE SUNSHINE ROUTE Through tourist car service every Tuesday morning from St. Paul and Minneapolis. The berth rate is $6. Route is via the 1 Al 6UJ Milwaukee I St. Fail Railway AND THE SANTA FE ROUTE For additional information write to V.r. DIXON, N.W. A 365 Robert Street, ST. PAUL HELP WANTED. WANTEDGirls to learn to set type. Good wages. A rare opportunity to learn a useful trade and make a living at the same time. Apply at Pioneer office. WANTED Young men and women, learn telegraphy"' at home. Good salaries, positions permanent. Complete instruc tions, instruments furnished. Particulars by mail. Home Study Co., Station C, Box 443, Los Angeles, Cal. WANTED Manager for new branch of business here in Bemidji. Write promptly, with references. The Morris Wholesale House, Cincinnati, Ohio. FOR SALEFruit and confec tionery business in Bemidji. Good reasons for selling. Price $1400 $700 will handle bus iness. Inquire at this office. FOR SALE One four-boiler, three reduction feed mill, one No. 7 Bowsher corn mill, three elevators complete and belting. Address to Albert Groenke, New Germany, Minn. ^^^^^^^^A^^^^^^^^^^^W^^^^^^^^W^^^^^^^V-*\*W FOR RENT. TO RENTNice furnished room. Inquire at Severson's Dry Goods Store. FOR RENTNicely furnished rooms electric lights modern conveniences. 'Malzahn Block, over barber shop. MISCELLANEOUS. DRESSMAKINGLadies tailor ing a specialty. Mrs. Hen drickson. Malzahn Block. J. E. MULLIGAN PIONEER WANT COLUMN general WANTEDGirl for housework-. Good wages. Ap ply at 905 Lakeside Boulevard or at Pioneer office. WANTEDPurchasers for old papers. Ten cents a hundred. Pioneer office. WANTEDTo fill your wants. Nothing does it like a Pioneer want ad WANTEDLady agents, best selling skin food made 66 per cent commission agents make 7 to 12 a day. Send 50 cents for full size box and terms. Yates Manufacturing Co.,Hud- son, Mich. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^M^^^^VWWW^^^V^ FOR SALE FOR SALE-Two thousand cords of 16-inch wooa. Wes Wright. FOR SALEOne black standard bred 4 year old gelding. In quire at this office. FOR SALEFine quarter sec tion northeast of Blackduek, 300,000 pine, spruce and tama rac, besides a vast quantity of hardwood such as birch, elm, etc. Soil is black loam, clay subsoil, very little swamp. Ap ply at Pioneer office or address C. W. Newbery, Crookston, Minn. U.-S: Deputy Government Surveyor. Headtiuarters at Beaudett e. Minn. REFEREXCE- Bemidji and Fosston banks and Merchants Bank of Crookston. Mulligan & Cornwall LAND LOCATORS LOCATIONS ON RED LAKE RESERVATION A SPEC ALTY AND GUARANTEED AS DESCRIBED Ixtintberineijs State a i} BEMIDJI N Charge Less Than 15c. GET a box of Usona Asthma cure and be convinced that it will cure asthma. Only 25c. All druggists. MARRIAGE Directory free to all. Pay when married. New p?ari send no money. For par ticulars, address H. A. Horton, Dept. 130, Tekonsha, Mich. LOSTSmall gold locket, initial on outside P. B. Finder re turn to Pioneer office and re ceive reward. TO TRADE-Two teams, har ness, wagons and sleighs for cordwood. Wes Wright, City dray line. REAL ESTATE and MARKETS (Furnished by Beltrami County Abstract Co.) Dec. 7th. John M. Browning to Prank Lyons, lot 1, sec.. K. township 154 north of range 30. 4t.7 acres $ 200 J. iM. Richards to "V. A. Gould, half in terest in lots 9 and 10. block 7, second addition to Village of Bemidji $ 1 Dec. 8th. Bemidji Townsite & Improvement Co. to A. M. Greeley, lot 1 and north V4 lot 2, block 7, 1st addition to Bemidji, con sideration 162.50 Bemidji Townsite & Improvement Co. to Sarah Reeves, Jot 13. block 3, Lake Park addition $60.00 Dec. 9th. Ja s. Mitchell to Wm. Gallagher. sv/H and lot 4, sec. 14, ne& seM sec. 15, town 147-31, consideration $ 50.00 S. Ridgway to Hannah Bovik, lot 3, block 4. Ridgway subdivision, consid eration $140.0(1 aOVERNJIENT PATENTS U. S. to Frank Lyon, lots 2 and 3, sec. 8, swJi of nwM and nwk swM sec. 9, town 154, range 30. U. S. to James W. Ward, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, sec. 30, town 146, range 35. Minneapolis Wheat. Minneapolis, Dec. 8.WheatDec., 8(Hic May. 82%c July, 81%c On trackNo. 1 hard, 82% No. 1 North ern, 81%c No. 2 Northern, 79%c No. 3 Northern, 72(5)76c Duluth Wheat and Flax. Duluth, Dec. 8.WheatTo arrive No. 1 hard, 81%c No. 1 Northern, 8034c 5 5 General Banking Business. Fire Insurance. Subscribe for the Daily Pioneer No. 2 Northern, 77% c. On track No. 1 Northern, 80%c No. 2 North ern, 77%c No. 3 spring, 74%c Dec., 79VAc May, 81%c FlaxIn store, on track, to arrive and Dec, 95%c May, 99%c July, $1.00%. St. Paul Union Stock Yards. St. Paul, Dec. 8.CattleGood to choice steers, $3.755.00 common to fair, $firstname.lastname@example.org good to choice cows and heifers, $email@example.com veals, $2.00 @4.50. Hogs$4.00 4.35. Sheep Good to choice yearling wethers, $3.50 @4.00 good to choice lambs, $4.50 @5.00. Chicago Union Stock Yards. Chicago, Dec. 8.CattleGood to prime steers, $firstname.lastname@example.org poor to me dium, $email@example.com stockers and feed ers, $firstname.lastname@example.org cows, $email@example.com heifers. $firstname.lastname@example.org calves, $2.60@ 6.75. HogsMixed and butchers, $4.30 @4.60 good to choice heavy, $4.45@ 4.60 rough heavy, $4.20#4.40 light, $email@example.com. SheepGood to choice wethers, $firstname.lastname@example.org Western sheep, $email@example.com native lambs, $firstname.lastname@example.org Western, $email@example.com. Chicago Grain and Provisions. Chicago, Dec. 8. Wheat Dec, 82%c old, 82%c May, 82y8c July, 77%c CornDec, 40%c Jan., 42% (gi2%c May, 42 %c July, 42s/8@ 42%c OatsDec, 34%c May, 36c July, 33%c PorkJan., $10.90@10.- 92% May, $11.27%. FlaxCash, Northwestern, 97%c Southwestern, 90%c Dec, 91c May, 95c July, 98c Sept., $1.00. ButterCreameries, 16 @25c dairies, 16@21c Eggs23 25c PoultryTurkeys, 12c chickens, 9c springs, 9c. E. H. CORNWALL Surveyor Headquarters at Bemidji, Minn. CORRECT PLATS O ALL RESERVATION LANDS FOR SALE.