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VOLUME I. NUMBER 209.
REYES ANXIOUS TO GOThc COLOMBIAN MINISTER AT WASH- INGTON HASTENING TO COM- PLETE HIS MISSION. IEAUZES 6RAYITY OF THE SITUATION INFORMS HIS GOVERNMENT WAR ON PANAMA MEANS FIGHT THE UNITED STATES. Washington, Dec. 24."War on Pan ama means war with the United States," is the substance of cable grams which General Rafael Reyes, the Colombian minister, is sending to the Bogota government and to his more influential followers throughout Colombia. Realizing the gravity of the situa tion General Reyes is endeavoring to bring the Colombian people face to face with the situation as he knows it here. He is convinced that the United States will not permit a Colombian army to land within the territory of Panama. General Reyes, with the as sistance of Dr. Herran and the Amer ican lawyer whom he has employed, is actirely engaged in the preparation of his communication to the state depart me nt He is not certain when this will be completed. It is his present in tention to return to Colombia and as sume personal command of the army as soon as he has filed his statement at the state department, as he realizes unless he soon returns the war party in Bogota will get the upper hand and his hitherto predominant influence there will be injured. ADMIRAL WALKER REPORTS. Informs State Department of Affairs on the Isthmus. Washington, Dec. 24 Rear Admiral John G. Walker, retired, called upon Acting Secretary of State Loomis dur ing the day and explained conditions on tit* Isthmus of Panama when he Ladies* Kid Gloves, black and colors, at $1 and $1.50 a pair. xer mere a weeK ago, nis conclusions being that they were very satisfactory. admiral had a double mission first, to look into the condition of the plant and properties of the Panama Canal company and the exact amount of the wbrk so far accomplished by the engineers who are operating un der the agreement made last spring be tween the United States government and the Panama Canal company. The second purpose of the admiral's visit to the isthmus was to serve as the representative of the president from a political point of view and while on the isthmus he has kept the chief executive fully advised as to de velopments. Consequently there was little for the admiral to add to his pre ceding reports beyond mere details. PANAMA FILES PROTEST. Objects to Action of San Francisco Postal Officials. Washington, Dec. 24.The republic of Panama, through its minister, M. Bunau-Varilla, has filed its first protest against the action of a United States official affecting matters pertaining to that republic. The Panaman consul at San Francisco, R. Ararius Farud, Jr., has notified the minister that the pos tal authorities of that city had re fused to accept registered mail or par cel post addressed to the republic of Panama, insisting on mail being ad dressed "republic of Colombia." The matter is now before the post master general who will take steps to rectify this action of the San Fran cisco authorities. LAW PARTNER OF LINCOLN. Hiram W. Beckwith Dies in a Chicago Hospital. Chicago, Dec. 24.Hiram W. Beck with, a law partner of Abraham Lin coln from 1856 to 1861, is dead at St. Luke's hospital here at the age of sev enty-tWo. His father was one of the pioneers of the state and among the founders of Danville in 1819. Hiram Beckwith became one of Lin soln's closest personal friends. From 1897 to 1002 Mr. Tieckwith was presi dent of the State Historical society of Illinois. He left a widow and two sons. REAR ADMIRAL WHITE DEAD. Retired Naval Officer Stricken With Apoplexy. New York, Dec. 24.Rear Admiral Edwin White, retired, was stricken lll BEMIDJI. MINNESOTA. Christmas trade will close tonight The store will close tomorrow from 8 to 10 o'clcok a. m. Saturday yoxi'll be looking for staple merchandise again Connellsville. Pa. Dee. 24 -A fright ful wreck took place on the Baltimore & Ohio near Dawson, Pa., latt last nig-bt. Reports up to 2:30today show that sixty-two persons were killed outright, that fifty were injured of whom twenty are probably fatally hurt. Many are missinff. The accident occurred to the Cannon Ball express going east. A defective rail sent the entire train from the track. After the train left the track the baggage car and the smoker tele scoped the engine and the entire mass wiur apoplexy at the navyyard early in the day and died before medical aid could be summoned. He had come from his home in Princeton to visit Rear Admiral Rodgers, commandant of the navyyard. Rear Admiral White was a native of Ohio and entered the naval service Nov. 29, 1861. He was made a rear admiral upon the day of his retire* went, Dec. 28, 3899. Qeorgft Sykes. widely known as a woolen manufacturer, is dead at Rock ville, COJW.. aged slxty_-thr. McGee's Adjustable Yoke Sa- teen Underskirts made from heavy mercerized sateen at $1.50 to $3.50 per garment. Douglas Shoes, box calf, kid, velore calf and patent leather, from $3 to $5 a pair. LITTLE GIRLS' COATS We show much the larg est stock in town in Girls' Coats price from $2 to $10. THE DAILY PIONEER. AWFUL WRECK 62 KILLED Cannon Ball Special Detailed Near Daw- son, Pa.. Last NightLong List of Dead. Many Literally Roasted to DeathMost of the Dead Are Reported to Foreigners. caught lire and slowly burned, men and women with the wreckage. The smoker was crowded with for eign laborers and vrry few of them survived. Most of those killed wore literally roasted to death and the wrecking crews when they reached the scene were unable to render any assis tance. The list of killed and injured has now reached 110 and some 4 are miss ing and it is feared that all of these have been burned to death with the wreckage. FRIAR LANDS PAYMENT SECRETARIES SHAW AND ROOT CONFER WITH PRESIDENT AS TO SETTLEMENT. BOND ISSUE WILL BE AUTHORIZED 8EVEN MILLIONS IN PHILIPPINE SECURITIES TO BE PLACED ON SALE IN JANUARY. Washington. Dec. 21.Secretaries Root ad Shaw had a conference with the president during the morning con cerning the settlement of the Philip pine friivr lands question. The matter has been closed finally, this goveru 1 menf paying to the friars $7,2.'i9,000 for their interests. This sum, it is ex plained, is subject to a slight variation one way or the other. At the conference it. was determined to authorize the issue of $7,000,000 of 4 per cent, redeemable after ten and within thirty years, Philippine bonds. They will be offered for sale early in January. An act of the last congress provides for the issue of such bonds. They will be accepted by the government as security for the deposit of public funds, TAKES EFFECT IN SIX MONTHS. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER "24, 1903. TEN CENTS PER WEEK. Agreement for Sale of Friar Lands Siflned. .Manila, Dec. 21.--The agreement for the salt of the friar lands has been signed, to fake effect in six months, the time allowed for surveys and ex amination of titles. The bureau organized to administer the affairs of these lands will dispose of them when possible f.o the present tenants on long terms of payment. Three-Joint kg. pj this land is Included within tlie^Mpulated districts, which makes It a difficult proposition for the administrative bureau. Ladrones recently looted the munici pal treasury at Bosobosb, in Luzon. They raptured the presidente and cut the tendons of his heels-. The constabulary pursued the band and succeeded in recovering part of I the stolen fuiids. Governor Taft lias pardoned several Filipino prisoners on the approach of the Christmas festival, including the priest. Leonardo Depuzcy, who was un der sentence of death by a military court for burying alive the presidente of Taylay, which has been commuted to penal servitude for a period of twenty years. ASSISTANT TO CORTELYOU. Lawrence O. Murray of Chicago Ac cepts the Position. Washington, Dec. 24.Lawrence Murray of Chicago has been cho3en as sistant secretary of commerce and la bor. The selection was announced dur ing the day by the president, who stated that the office had been ten dered to and accepted by Mr. Murray and that the nomination would be sent to the senate immediately after the holiday recess. The appointment Is made on the personal recommendation of Secretary Cortelyou, who has known Mr. Murray for a number of pears. TVMO Workmen Killed. New York, Dec. 24.One of the walls of the old Thirteenth regiment armory building, Brooklyn, fell during i the day. Two workmen were killed nri 8*vn others badly hurt. Something We are pleased to have you come and FOR Nothing Is Something Unusual, Bvit Beginning 5 Monday, December 14, WE SHALL- Give Away Free 50 MINIATURE Cuko Cuko Clocks, One With Every $10 Cash Purchase. These Little Clocks are not toys but Practical Time Keepers and we Guarantee Kvervone to Run and Keep Time. Our Line of Watches, Diamonds, Clocks, Silverware, Cut Glass and Souvenir China Is the most complete and Newest Designed in Bemidji. Every article guaranteed to give satisfaction &N^*f 0^ffi*W0lj our stock, whether yon purchase or not. your money will be refunded. E. A. BARKER. 513 Third Street, Bemidji, Minn. We will be pleased to lay aside anything you may select until Christmas.