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COLOMBIANS WILL PROPOSE SUB- MISSION OF PANAMA QUES- TION TO ARBITRATION. STATEMENT OF CASE BEING PREPARED WAYNE MACVEAGH ASSISTING CO- LOMBIAN MINISTER IN GET. TING UP DOCUMENT. Washington, Dec. 12. General Reyes, Dr. Herran and Wayne Mac Veagh were in conference for some time at the Colombian legation pre paring a statement setting out the Colombian position. Rumors are afloat that, failing other means of settle ment, the Colombians are trying to secure a submission to The Hague tribunal of the questions growing out of the separation of Panama and that this will appear in the statement. It is the intention of the navy de partment to increase its force in isth mian waters by the addition of a tor pedo boat destroyer, which will act as a dispatch boat. M. Bunau-Varilla, the minister from Panama, called at the state depart ment and had a lengthy conference with Acting Secretary Loomis, the nature of which he would not disclose. When asked regarding the reported attempt to create a division among the members of the Panama Canal company and its probable effect on the ratification of the canal treaty by the United States senate M. Bunau Varilla said that while the matter is completed so far as Panama is con cerned it is advisable to move quickly because delays tend to affect the Imagination and so long as the thing Is unsettled complications are likely to arise. He declined to enter on a discussion regarding any action which the Pan ama Canal company may take. WATCHING THE COLOMBIANS. Several Scouting Parties Leave Pan ama for the Border. Panama, Dec. 12.Several of theLeading Panaman scouting parties have al ready left here and others will leave Panama shortly to watch the move ments of the Colombians. No reports have yet been received from the par ties in the field and there is no news tending to confirm the report from La Guayra of the landing of Colombian troops at the mouth of the Atrato river. A Panaman gunboat and a United States gunboat have proceeded to gether to David, near the western end of the isthmus of Panama, for the pur pose of giving the people of that dis trict evidence of the fact that the United States forces are co-operating with those of Panama in maintaining peace on the isthmus. The principal work of a political nature now occupying the attention of the junta consists in preparations to call a convention and to proceed with the election of members of the house of representatives, etc. Efforts are being made to hold the convention Feb. 3, three months after the dec laration of the independence of Pan ama. Pederico Boyd, who recently went to the United States as a mem ber of the special Panama commis sion, has resumed his place on the junta, Senor Bspinona, who was tem porarily appointed a member of the junta, retiring. NOT REGARDED AS HOPELESS. Colombians Believe Loss of Panama Only Temporary. Colon, Dec. 12.The French steam er Fournel arrived here during the day from Savanilla and Cartagena. She was the first vessel to reach this port since the decree closing those ports to vessels to and from Colon was canceled. The Fournel brought passengers and malls. The authori ties of the department of Bolivar are still unreconciled to the loss of the Isthmus, which they do not regard as hopeless as they issued clearance pa pers not for tne republic of Panama but for "Colon, departmento de Pan ama^ _^ The Fournel's agent has received no confirmation of the movements of Colombian troops on the Atrato river, but the passengers of the Fournel in formed the correspondent of the As sociated Press that the rumor was cur rent at Cartagena that the cruiser Car tagena about ten days ago embarked at night over a thousand troops bound for the gulf of Darien with the object of constructing a road to Cauca. The name of the commander of the expe dition and t*ie faculties for carrying out his purpose are not known, but his task is regarded at Cartagena as being hopelessly impossible and des tined to certain failure owing to the countless difficulties. GLASS HEARS THE RUMOR. Admiral Reports Landing of Colom bians Near Panama Border. Washington, Dec. 12. Secretary Moody has received a cablegram from Rear Admiral frlass saying a rumor has reached Panama that a small body of Colombian troops has landed on Oolombian territory near the Panama boundary with a view to marching overland to the isthmus. Rear Admiral Glass has been un able to confirm tt.e rumor. Information h:.., cached tho navy tlepartment to the effect th tl i Co lombian troops which wen snid to have landed at ths mouti- of ihe At rato river to marc! isthmus have been withdrav- Brazllian"Preferential Tariff. Rio de Janeiro, Dec. 12.-The cham ber of deputies has approved an amendment to the budget bill author izing the government to reduce up to 40 per cent duties on products from countries admitting coffee from Brazil free of duty. $ $ BENNETT WILL \jAbh Continued From Page 1. vna. to copy a considerMe portion ot another paper, the salt' copy to be ad dressed to Mrs. Bennett. The papers referred to are the sealed letter by which Mr. Bryan and family were to be given $50,000 by consent of Mrs. Bennett, and a letter similar in pur pose which Mr. Bryan produced in court. The appeal says it was then the In tention of Mr. Bryan and his wife that only the sealed letter addressed to Mrs. Eennett was to be brought to her knowledge "and that was for the pur pose of inducing her to permit Will iam J. Bryan to get the $50,000." It is also declared to have been the intention of Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Not to Make Public the other paper addressed to Mr. Bry an as "My j.ea Mr. Bryan," or to have it brought to the knowledge of Mrs. Eennett. The document continues: "The writing.addressed to this ap pellant, the wife of Mr. Bennett, did not state the real and true arrange ment which Mr. and Mrs. Bryan had induced Mr. Bennett to enter into with them. The fact that the children of Mi. and Mrs. Bryan are to receive $1G,000 of Mr. Bennett's money was not stated, but, on the contrary, the writing addressed to the widow ex pressly stated that if William J. Bryan for any reason is unwilling to receive that sum for himself that he shall distribute the $50,000 among educa tional and charitable institutions, while in truth and in fact and in law, the letter addressed to Mr. Bryan con stituted him a trustee for his wife and children and the sum of $50,000, if re ceived by Mr. Bryan, would belong to his wife and children, all of which Mr. Bryan and his wife well knew." The several clauses to which objec tion is taken and the sealed letter and the letter to Mr. Bryan are declared to have been prepared at Lincoln, Neb., by Mr. Bryan and his wife, with out the knowledge of Mrs. Bennett and without the knowledge or pres ence of any of Mr. Bennett's family or business associates. Allegations of undue influence are made concerning all the clauses ap pealed from. SAYS MR. FAIR DIED FIRST. Witness in Will Contest on the Stand. Paris, Dec. 12.Dr. Perriquet, con sidered the leading witness in the Fair will case, testified during the day be fore Commissioner Eiser of New York. He said he arrived on the scene an hour after the automobile accident and found both Charles L. Fair and his wife dead. The body of Mr. Fair was already rigid, but that of his wife was not rigid, indicating that the for mer died float. From the condition of Mr. Fair's body the witness believed his death was instantaneous. The condition of Mrs. Fair's body indicated that her death was not instantaneous. Dr. Perriquet recited the case of a woman who was murdered near the scene of the accident. Her wounds, which were in the head, were almost identical with those of Mrs. Fair, the victim living for many hours. The witness further testified that while he was unable to swear posi tively whether Mr. Fair or Mrs. Fair died first, yet his positive opinion was that Mrs. Fair must have survived her husband. SHOW A LARGE INCREASE. Building Statistics for November Com pared With a Year Ago. Shicago, Dec. 12.The Construction News says: Building statistics for November, much to the surprise of the seers, show an increase of 25 per cent over the corresponding month a year ago. Permits were taken out in twenty-one of the principal cities of the country for 6.282 'building. impjoveme.nts. TTTT,? T. W Special Saleo ^yTT^yTTTTT^rTTyTV REFEEENCE- Bemldji and Fosston banks and Merchants Bank of Crookston. Shadowed by Two. First TrusteeDon't you think we ought to raise the preacher's salary Second TrusteeNo he's too conscientious now. If we give him more money he'll preach longer sermons. HBBBBHMHBMB J. E. MULLIGAN U. S. Deputy Government Surveyor Ileadduarters at Beaudette, Minn. Mulligan & Cornwall LAND LOCATORS LOCATIONS ON RED LAKE RESERVATION A SPEC ALTY AND GUARANTEED AS DESCRIBED I^tinjbernjerjs State gaijk BEMIDJI General Banking Business. CUAIGS A our $2.50 and $3 Sweaters $1.9 8 $3.50 and $4 Sweaters $2.50 S Wool Under and Overskirts at greatly reduced prices Ladies' and Children's Wool and Silk Mittens and Gol Gloves in endless variety. Our Xmas China and Crockery, Toys and Notions are 4 open for your inspection. Come in and look 9. them over. 2 WM. McCUAIG $@@@&&@@&@@$@@@&$$@@@ E. H. COKNWALL Surveyor Headquarters at Bemidji, Minn- Ladies'r Sweaterswwvvvvv vYi COEEECT PLATS OF ALL RESERVATION LANDS FOR SALE. Fire Insurance. 'V i Orve Cervt Word. HELP WANTED. WANTED A job as grocery clerk. Two years' experience. Apply at Pioneer office. 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. WANTEDTo fill your wants. 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On trackNo. 1 hard, 82%c No. 1 Northern, 81%c No. 2 Northern, 79% No. 3 Northern, 72@76%c St. Paul Union Stock Yards. St. Paul, Dec. 11.CattleGood to choice steers, $3.70(5)5.00 common to fair, $email@example.com good to choice cows and heifers, $firstname.lastname@example.org veals, $2.00 @4.00. Hogs$4.15 4.50. Sheep Good to choice yearling wethers, $3.50 (5)4.00 good to choice lambs, $4.50 @5.00. Duluth Wheat and Flax. Duluth, Dec. 11.WheatTo arrive No. 1 hard, Sl^c No. 1 Northern, 79%c No. 2 Northern, 77%c. On track No. 1 Northern, 79%c No. 2 North ern, 773/4c No. 3 spring, 74%c Dec, 79c May, 81%@81%c. FlaxIn store, on track, to arrive and Dec, 96%c May, $1.00% July, $1.01. Chicago Union Stock Yards. Chicago, Dec. 11.CattleGood to prime steers, $email@example.com poor to me dium, $firstname.lastname@example.org stockers and feed ers, $email@example.com cows, $1.8D@3.90 heifers, $firstname.lastname@example.org calves, $2.003 5.75. HogsMixed and butchers, $4.3D @4.65 good to choice heavy, $4.5.r.(5 4.62%: rough heavy, $4.30 4.50 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. 11.Wheat Dec 79%c old, T9%c May, 81%c July, 77%c. CornDec, 42%c Jan., 417sc May, 43%@43%c OatsDec, 84%c May, 36%c July, 34c. PorkJan., $11.32% May, $11.87%. FlaxCash, Northwestern, 98%.c Southwestern, 92c Dec, 92c May, 98c Butter Creameries, 16@25c dairies, 14@21c Eggs2527%c PoultryTurkeys, 12ig)13c chickens, 9c springs, 9%c We have unloaded several cars of the Finest Line of Furniture ever shown in Bemidji. Three floors full. Nothing finer for Christmas Gifts. 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