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VOLUME I. NUMBER 201
FAST TRAIN WRECKED DISASTER ON TH E 'FRISCO ROAD IN WHICH NINE ARE KILLED AftD MANY INJURED. ALL BUT ONE COACH DERAILED TRAIN WAS BEHIND AN WA S RUNNING FULL SPEED A TI ME OF ACCIDENT. I Kansas City, Dec. 22.The Meteor, the fast train on the St. Louis and San Francisco railway, was wrecked at Godfrey, fifteen miles south of Fort Scott, Kan., during the morning. The train ran into a switch and all* except the sleeper was derailed and turned over. Nine persons were killed and over twenty injured. The dead and injured were taken to Fort Scott. The dead are: George Hoyt, conductor, Sapulpa, I. T. B. A. De Wees, engi neer, Fort Scott Theodore Bishard, fireman, Fort Scott James H. Twy-neglected man, colored, Fleming, Kan. Asa Moreland, Lenexa, Kan. Lon Corbin, Bessie, Okla. Joe Corbin, Bessie, Okla. John Brubaker, news agent, Kansas City one unidentified man, i "whose body was thrown sixty feet into a cornfield. Most of the injured were badly burned as well as being maimed. When the train reached Godfrey it was behind and running at full speed to make up time. The crew of a freight train that had preceded the Meteor left the switch open and the passenger train jumped the track and rolled down a slight embankment. All save the sleeper turned over and so fast was the train running that the engine and the forward baggage car landed nearly sixty feet off the road bed before they stopped. The sleeper remained upright and none of the pas sengers in this car was injured. The baggage car was completely wrecked and the smoker was badly dfljoosrod- Fivji of those killed .were Dress and Skirt Patterns. What makes a more desirable present for a lady than a nice dress pattern. Here yon can find all the winter fabrics at pop ular prices. Dress Patterns $G, $7.50. 87.00, $ 18.50, $8.-75 and'$j.& Waist Patterns $2. '2.-50. $2.75 and $3. Silk Hose, Ladies" All Silk Hose at $1.25, $1.75 and $2.51). Silk Garters, Gold or Silver Buckles, $1 and $l-&-arfM*-. 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. Tins is the place you can get Toys at the right price. We have them in Tin. Wood. Iron and China. Candy. Mixed Candy at 5 and 10 cents a pound. Chocolates at 20. 25 and 40 cents a pound. Butter Cups 40 cents a pound. Penny Goods. Velvets and Chocolate Chips. in the forward end of the smoer mu four of them were killed instantly. A news agent, who was badly mangled, died on the relief train that carried the dead and injured to Fort Scott. Almost Every Passenger Injured. Engineer B. A.. De Wees of Fort Scott, Conductor Hoyt, Sapulpa, I. T., and Fireman Bishard. Fort Scott, were all instantly killed and Express Mes senger John Bell of Kansas City was seriously injured. Others of the crew and almost every passenger on the entire train, except those in the sleep er, who escaped with a severe shake up. were injured, some of them seri ously. It was still dark when the wreck oc curred and the utmost confusion fol lowed. It was some time before those of the crew who had escaped injury were able, with the help of the pas sengers who were unhurt, to aid the injured. A wrecking crew carrying physicians did not leave Fort Scott for the scene until several hours after the wreck occurred and it was 11 o'clock before the dead and injured were brought to Fort Scott. The responsibility for the wreck, is laid at the door of a brakeman of the freight crew who failed to flag the passenger train. He has disappeared. The engine on the freight had be come "dead" and the crew was or dered to remain on the main track and turn the switch for the passenger, then about due, the brakeman being ordered to flag the Meteor. This he to do. In the crash the baggage car tel escoped the engine and landed in a corn field, while the smokers and the two chair cars were piled in a mass on top of the engine. Most of the in jured were in the chair cars, which took fire soon after the wreck oc curred. QUARTER OF A MILLION LOSS. Independent Starch Factory at Keo kuk, la., Destroyed. Keokuk, Ta., Dec. 22.Fire during the day destroyed the main buildings of Hibinger Bros.' starch factory, the largest independent factory in the country. The loss is $250,000. The factory was new. commencing opera tions April 29. when President Roose velt started the machinery by pressing a button while on a visit here. One workman reported missing is thought to be dead in the ruins. The fire started from a blaze in the drying mom. The Time is Drawing Nigh| Select your presents early. Those waiting until the last day will surely be disappointed. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA. DAILY Cleveland, Dec. 22.Roscoe W. Der by, a machinist aged about forty-five years, exterminated his family by shooting his wife, his three children and then himself. The crime is be lieved to have been due to despond ency over Phe impoverished condition of the family purse and the near ap proach of Christmas. The crimes were extraordinary in their thoroughness and there was, evi dently, no mishap in their enactment. The wife was killed first while sleep- LAND ON PANAMA SOIL SMALL FORCE OF REPORTED ENCAMPED ON ISLAND OF PINES. tOCATION AFFORDS EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITIES AS A BASE OF OBSERVATION. vation. It is significant in this connec tion that the United States auxiliary cruiser Mayflower left this port Sun day bound in .the direction of the Is 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 8 5 lo $7.50. ill's Ties at 25. 50 and 75 cents. Men's Suspenders, one pair in a box. at from 85 cents to iff2.50. Men's Flannel Shirts from $1 to $3 each. Men's Night Shirts from 65 cents t Men's Fur Lined Caps $1 each. Men's Patent Leather Shoes at $w.5( $4 and $5.00 Men's, Boys' and Children's Suits and Overcoats at thre-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 he given at least one article of wearing apparel, free of charge, on Tuesday or Wednesday Applications must he made to one of the proprietors strangers must be recommended. Store will be open from to 10 o'clock Christmas Day to allow customers to exchange presents. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER U2, 190 CLEVELAN MA N WIPES OU HIS ENTIRE FAMILY WARSHI WIL IKVESTI6AT E RUMO tejTd^.^TS2?& Colon, Dec. 22.Information has been received here that about 100 Copaths lombian troops have landed at the Isl and of Pines, northwest of Cape Ti V.urn, which is situated at the west ern entrance of the gulf of Darien. The Island of Pines is in Panama ter ritory and is the only island along that coast which is wooded, peaked with mountains and also well watered, thus affording every facility for camp ing and being used as a base of obser- i mg at ner nusnann suit,* wen twn of the children were killed as they ran hither and thither through the house in the darkness of early morn ing, endeavoring to escape their merci less parent The third child was killed in its hod after its elder brother and sister had boon killed. A number of poolroom race checks were found about the house, showing that Derby hart b&zn trying his luck on betting. confirmation and of nes to obtain of the report. The United States gunboat Bancroft is still on that coast in the vicinity of Nombre de Dios. COLOMBIANS! The.United States cruiser Nashville has returned to Colon from Bocas del Terro. Rear Admiral Coghlan has trans ferred his flag to the United States auxiliary cruiser Prairie. I Thirty-fivo of the United States Bas-Obyspo siation. near Emperador. They will occupy the. canal company's house at Bas-Obyspo. Washington, Dec. 22.Official con firmation has reached Washington of tho landing of the Colombian troops on the Island of IiOs Pinos, which lies close to the coast of Panama. The troops number eighty and they have taken up a position on this high isl and with the intention of making through the jungles. NAVY STILL SUFFICIENT. Army Will Keep Out of Panama Affair for the Present. Washington, Dec. 22.Under the impression that war is sure lo occur between the United States and Colom bia the quartermaster general of the i army has been besieged by railroad and shipping men desirous of trans pOT ting froops This impression among shipping men exists to a considerable extent abroad and a number of offers have come to the department from for eign shipowners tendering their ves sels as transports. It was pointed out during the day that while tho landing of marines on foreign soil occasions but. little com ment and is only an evidence of a disturbed condition of affairs the em barkation of troops puts a different aspect on the situation. For this rea son the navy will be permitted to con. tinue to control affairs in isthmian waters, for the present at least, or until matters reach a stage necessi tating the co-operation of the army. NO INFORMATION GIVEN OUT. Navy Department Officials Hold Secret Conference. Washington, Doc. i!2.Rear Admiral Taylor, chief of tho bureau of naviga tion and executive head of the general naval hoard, was in conference during the day with Captain John K. Pills bury, assistant chief of the bureau Captain William Swift, chairman of the general board's committee on the fleet Commander Winslow and Lieu tenant Belknap of the bureau of navi gation in the secret office of the chief of the buieau of navigation. Several caMe^rims which arrived from Roar Admirals Olass ami Coghlan were taken up for consideration and In structions in reply were prepared and submitted to Secretary Moody for ap proval. Nothing official regarding the con ference was announced except that it concerned the isthmian situation. Ready to Sail for Panama. San Krancisco, Dec. VI.The tor pedo boat destroyers I'aul Jones and Preble are lying at the Mare Island navyyard coaled and ready for sea, awaiting the coming of officers from the i-ast. The officers are now on their way to the navyyard and it is expected that the warships will sail Wednesday for Pur.ma. Asked to Vote for Treaty. Eaton Rouge, La., Dec. 22.Both houses of the Lcijftisiana legislature have adopted a evolution requesting tho senators frorn this state to vote in favor of the ratification of the treaty i providing for the building of the Pan ama canal. ACCEPTED BY CUBA. Suggestions of United States Regard ing Isle of Pines. Washington, Dec. 22.Mr. Squiers, United States minister to Cuba, has arrived in Washington and reports to Acting Secretary of State Ixomi that the Cuban government practically had accepted all the suggestions the state department had put forth relative lo the Isle, of Pines, namely, the estab lishment of schools, provision for a modified form of judicial proceeding and the opening of a port for the con venience of American settlers on the island. FOR ELECTION FRAUDS. Chicago Alderman Given a Year's Im prisonment. Chicago, Dec. 22.Alderman .John J. Brennan has been sentenced to one, year in the house of correction by Judge Gary on a charge of complicity in ward election frauds. A sentence of six months was given to Charles McCarle and three months to Herbert i E. Kent on similar charges. \Tirir* We are pleased to have you come and look over our stock whether you purchase or not. Is Something Unusual* Bvit Beginning 5 5 3 Monday, December 14, WK SHALL- Give Away Free 50 MiNiATrm One With Every $10 Cash Purchase. nnti \m ill 11 11 These Little (Mocks are not toys but|Practical Time Keepers and we Guarantee KvervOrie to Run and Keep Time. Our Line of Watches, iamonds, TEN CENTS PER WEEK. Silverware, Cut Glass and Souvenir China Is the most complete and Newest Designed in Bemidji. Every article guaranteed to give satisfaction or your money will be rcf1 uded. E. A BARKER. 513 Third Street, Bemidji, Minn. We will be pleased to lay aside anything you may select until Christmas.