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OLUME 1. NUMBER 206.
CIDENT IS CLOSED KEY FINALLY ACCEPTS AMER- ICAN VIEW OF THE ALEX- ANDRETTA AFFAIR. AL AUTHORITIES WILL AP0L06IZE JSUL DAVIS TO BE RECEIVED WITH HONOR ON RETURN- ING TO HIS POST. 'ashington, Dec. 21.The Alexan ta affair is believed to be prac Uy settled with satisfaction to all ies, though there is still a possi that a few days will be required irrange the details of the settle- t. le navy department has received 1 that the San Francisco has left ut for Alexandretta, carrying as a enger of honor United States Con Davis. The consul's return in 2 is explained in the statement the sublime porte, after investi tm of the affair, accepted the rican view of the unpleasant in at at Alexandretta and has signi an intention of making amends, onsul Davis goes to Alexandretta 3 received with honor by the local orities, who will make proper ex ations of the incident. te state department has received .blegram from Minister Leishman tg the details of the settlement of trouble. He states that the Turk government has instructed the rnor at Alexandretta to apologize le consul upon his return there. URNS TO ALEXANDRETTA. :ul Davis Leaves Beirut on Board a Warship. nstantinople, Dec. 21.Rear Ad Cotton has left Beirut on board fited States cruiser- San Fran taking Consul Davis to Alexan which place Mr. Davis left, as avretA Dec.. because he had ress and Skirt Patterns. What makes a more desirable present for lady than a nice dress pattern. Here 3 can find all the winter fabrics at pop ar prices. Dress Patterns $6, $7.50, $7.90, $8, 3.50, $8.75 and $10. Waist Patterns $2, 2.50, $2.75 and $3. Silk Hose, Ladies' All Silk Hose at 1.25, $1.75 and $2.50- Silk Garters, Gold or Silver Buckles, 1 and $1.25 a pair. Hand Bags from 25 cents to $5. Kid Gloves $1 and $1.50 a pair. Cashmere Gloves, Silk Lined, $1 a pair. Handkerchiefs at from 5c to $1 each. Toys, Toys. This is the place you can get Toys at the rht price. We have them in Tin, Wood, on and China. Candy. 'Mixed Candy at 5 and 10 cents a pound. Chocolates at 20, 25 and 40 cents a mnd. Butter Cups 40 cents a pound. Penny Goods, Velvets and Chocolate lips. been ~ins*ilted' and' assaulted by tfie local, police while accompanying on board a departing steamer a natural ized American named Attarian, who had been liberated from prison through the intervention of thf*consul. United States Minister Leishman has informally discussed the Alexan dretta incident with Tewflk Pasha, the foreign minister, but he has not yet presented a formal demand for repara tion. The officials show a desire to arrive at a settlement of the affair. WITH ANOTHER SHAMROCK. Sir Thomas Lipton Will Again Try to "Lift" America's Cup. London, Dec. 21.Sir Thomas Lip ton announced his readiness to again challenge for the America's cup when the silver service subscribed for by the people of the United States was pre sented to him at a dinner at the Hyde Park hotel during the evening. The dinner was attended by several mem bers of the house of commons, the members of the London presentation committee, including John R. Carter, second secretary of the United States embassy Captain Charles H. Stock ton, United States naval attache, and major John R. Beacon, United States military attache, and by nearly 100 residents in London, as well as sev eral who are now visiting here. Consul General Evans presided and in presenting the service said that it was unprecedented for such an honor to be paid a foreigner by the people of the United States, but that Sir Thomas Lipton had won the golden opinions of those from whose he tried to wrest the America's cup. Sir Thomas Lipton, replying, said he was a proud man to be the recipient of such a splendid gift, adding "it will be cherished by me as my most valued treasure." Sir Thomas said that he had sent a letter to the New York Yacht club dealing with another possible chal lenge for the cup. He added that he was quite willing to have one last try, ''provided I have a reasonable chance of success, especially as the next Shamrock will be a lucky four-leafed Acquitted on Murder Charge. Hastings, Minn., Dec. 21.Ex-Con- table Joseph Chadima has been acquit ted by the verdict of the jury of the murder of Charles Hellms, a South St. Paul packer found on the Great West ern tracks about two months ago. he Time is Drawing Nigh 1 Select your presents early. Those waiting ntil the last day will surely be disappointed. THE DAILY PIONE Kansas City, Dec. 20.The Sunset Limited on the Southern Pacific was wrecked at Godfrey, Kansas, this REPORTE LAN IN O TROOP S Small Force Said to Have Landed on Island of Palms Panama Territory. colon, Dec. 20.it is reported that a small force of Colombian troops have been landed on the Island of Palms, Panama territory. The U. S. cruiser, Mayflower, has left for the scene to obtain confirmation of re ports. FOR EXPULSION OF REED SMOOT. Present for Gentlemen. Buying presents for a man is generally considered a hard task. It is easy here so many nice things at so low a price. Men's Smoking Jackets at $5 to $7.50. Men's Ties at 25, 50 and 75 cents. Men's Suspenders, one pair in a box,1 from 85 cents to $2.50. Men's Flannel Shirts from $1 to $8 each. Men's Night Shirts from 65 cents to $1.50. Men's Fur Lined Caps $1 each. Men's Patent Leather Shoes at $3.50, $4 and $5.00. Men's, Boys' and Children's Suits and Overcoats at fee-quarters of the regular price. Any parent whose children are in need of Clothing, which they are through sick- ness or misfortune unable to purchase, will be given at least one article of wearing apparel, free of charge, on Tuesday or Wednesday Applications must be made to one of the proprietors strangers must be recommended. Store will be open from 8 to 10 o'clock to allow customers to exchange presents. BEMIDJI. MINNESOTA. TRAI N LEAVES TRACK NINE AR E KILL Women of the United States Requested to Petition the Senate. Philadelphia, Dec. 21.The execu tive board of the National Union of Women's organizations, which is car rying on a campaign for the expulsion of Reed Smoot from the United States senate, held its second meeting in this city during the day. A resolution was unanimously adopted calling upon "all organizations of women throughout I the country and all patriotic women to petition the senate of the United States for the expulsion of Reed Smoot i from their honorable body." Bad Accident Occurs on Southern Pacific Near Godfrey, Kansas, This Morning. at morning. All but one coach were de railed and pverturned. Nine people were instantly killed and twenty se riously injured. ADOPTED UNANIMOUSLY. ^solution Asking for Papers in Postal Investigation. Washington, Dor. 21.The speaker announced when the house convened that an error had been made in re porting the vote to the chair on the motion of Mr. Wanger (Rep., Pa.) for the previous question-on the motion to agree to tho resolution reported from the committee on postofflce ex penditures, of which he is chairman. He said It was reported at the time as 108 to 107 in favor of the previous question, whereas the vote stood 107 to 107. All proceedings had subse quent to the vote were then vacated. Ey unanimous consent the journal was corrected accordingly. This action left the Wanger resolu tion before the house subject to the further action of the house, when Mr. Williams, the minority leader, offered as a substitute the resolution he pro posed the^provious day, which pro vides that the postmaster general be requested to transmit to the house all papers and evidence touching alleged frauds and irregularities in the post office department and postal service, excepting such as in the opinion of the attorney general might defeat the ends of justice. Mr. Williams spoke for his resolution. Mr. Payne said he sa.w no objection to the adoption of the resolution and suggested that if the minority had no more remarks to make on the subject he thought it would be unanimously adopted. This was done and the house, at 12:30 p. in.', adjourned until Jan. 4. COST ABOUT $21,000,000. Bridfje Across the East River at New York Dedicated. New York. Dec. 21.The new Will iamsburg bridge, the second and greatest bridge across the East river connecting the boroughs of Manhat tan and Brooklyn, was turned over to the city and formally opened during the day, the dedicatory exercises in cluding military parades from both sides of the river and the meeting in the center of the new bridge of Mayor Low and the Manhattan borough offi cials with President Swanstrom and other Brooklyn borough officials, speeches in the plaza at the Brooklyn end of the bridge and a dinner at the Hanover club, Brooklyn. The hew bridge, construction on which was begun Oct. 28, 1896, is about a mile above the Brooklyn bridge, which it greatly resembles in type and appearance, though much larger. Its length between terminals is 7.200 feet and its width 118 feet, the Brooklyn bridge being but 85 feet wide. The bridge proper cost about $11,000,- 000 and the condemning of land for approaches brought the total cost to about $21,000,000. RESOLUTION GOES OVER. Senator Gorman Seeks Information on Postal Affairs. Washington, Dec. 21.At the be ginning of the day's session of the senate Mr. Gorman presented and asked immediate consideration for a resolution directing the postmaster general to send to the senate the re ports of Fourth Assistant Postmaster General Bristow and Holmes Conrad and Charles .T. Bonaparte, special com missioners for the government. He said that the reports for which the resolution calls already had been sent to the house and had been printed. Mr. Lodge suggested that the house document be reprinted, but Mr. Gor man said that document had only been published by a house committee and that he preferred to have the informa tion direct from the head of the post office department. Mr. Quay then made objection and asked for the postponement of the resolution for a day. This objection has the effect of postponing considera tion until after the holidays. ROBBERS RAID A TOW N. Two Men Shot and a Third Knocked in the Head. Knoxville. Tenn., Dec. 21.Three young white men, masked, committed three holdups here. They first entered the office of the Proctor Coal company and, after in vain demanding that Bookkeeper Murphy open the safe. knocked him ir. the head and robbed him. Later they shot anr] killed Cor bin Rowe, white, and robbed him. The third robbery occurred when Charles Rodgers, a society le:' ler, was shot in the leg. The police have no clue. Liabilities Will Be Heavy. Ardmore, I. T./Dec. 21.S. E. Don nellv & Co., cotton brokers, with offices at Gainesville, Tex., Oklahoma City, Okla., and Pauls Valley and Ardmore, I. T., suspended during the day. The company's total indebtedness, It la said, will prove heavy. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1903. TEX CENTS PER WEEK. Somethin We are pleased to have you come and look over our stock whether you purchase or not. 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