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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 211.
WARREN CASE CLOSED POSTMASTER GENERAL INVESTI- GATES CHARGES AGAINST WYOMING SENATOR. IWNS BUILDING USED AS POSTOFFICE DEAL WAS MADE BY AN AGENT DURING SENATOR'S AB- SENCE FROM HOME. Washington, Dec. 28.Following a long conference with Senator Warren of Wyoming regarding the latter's in terest in a building leased by the gov ernment for the postoffice at Cheyenne Postmaster General Payne has inti mated that the case was closed. He said that before the expiration of a previous lease on March 1, 1899, the lessors wanted the rent raised from $1,400 to $1,900, which Postmaster General Charles Emory Smith deemed exorbitant and he caused an investiga tion to be made. According to the records an agent for Senator Warren, in the senator's absence, then exe cuted a lease for a building affording much better quarters for $1,200 per year for ten years, beginning April 1, 1899. Mr. Payne said that this would have saved the government in ten years $7,000. The postoffice probably will remain in its present quarters un til the completion of a government building at Cheyenne, which is expect ed to be ready for occupancy probably by July next. BEFORE TROUBLE OCCURS. State Department Anxious to Conclude Far Eastern Treaties. Washington, Dec. 28.The situation in the Par East has caused the officials of the state department to renew their efforts to secure for the United States from China and Korea certain neces sary trade advantages as embodied in the Chinese commercial treaty and in Minister Allen's demands upon the Korean government before the crisis becomes more -acute. It -is iealized Ladies' Furs Ladies' 835 hair seal jackets lined with Skinner satin now 829 50 Ladies' $50 liair seal jackets, an extra fine garment, now 30 50 Ladies' $50 Astrakhan jacket, sable dyed,opossum collar,reverft and cuffs, now 43 50 Ladies' 35 Astrakhan jackets now.... 2'8 50 Ladies' extra fine $52.50 Astrakhan jackets now 45 I 0 Ladies' 27.50 Astrakhan jackets now.. 24 50 Ladies' S45 Krimmer jackets now 38 00 Ladies' $37.50 hair seal capes now 31 50 Men's Fur Coats Men's $30 Galloway calf coats now.. ..$25 00 Men's $25 Galloway calf coats now 19 5 Men's $29 Galloway calf coats now.... 26 5l Men's $8.50 full length canvas, sheep lined coat with fur collar, now 6 75 Men's $10 canvas coat, full length, sheep lined all the way down, fur collar, now Men's $12 corduroy, sheep lined coats, wambat collar, now 50 Men's $6.50 black canvas, sheep lined coats, now 5 00 that should" nosTITTtles break out De tween Russia and Japan the resulting peace treaty probably would leave the United States and other neutral na tions entirely outside of the pale of advantage in Korea and Manchuria, no matter which way the tide of vic tory turned. Therefore the state de partment is bringing pressure to bear upon the Chinese court to insure the speedy ratification of the trade treaty and it is hoped that final ratifications of the treaty may be exchanged in Washington within three months at the outside. This will result in the opening to the United States the trade of the ports of Antung and Mukden, in Manchuria. Across the river from Antung. in Korean territory, lies Wiju and the state department has prompt ed Mr. Allen at Seoul to renew his pressure upon the Korean government to secure the opening of that port to trade. VICKSBURG GOES TO KOREA. Will Protect American Interests at Chemulpo. Washington, Dec. 28.Rear Admiral Sterling, temporarily in command of the Asiatic squadron, cables the navy department announcing the departure of the gunboat Vicksburg from Shang hai for Chemulpo, Korea, where she has been ordered at the instance of Mr. Allen, the American minister at Seoul. The local riots at Chemulpo recently endangered American life and property and the dispatch of a warship was thought necessary. As the marine guard of the Vicks burg does not exceed a half dozen men Rear Admiral Stirling has been in structed to send a company of ma rines from the Philippines to Chemul po on board the transport Zafiro, The marines will go aboard the Vicksburg at Chemulpo and it is stated that they will not be landed unless Amer ican interests are further threatened. SUES HIS MOTHER-IN-LAW. Iowa Man Avers She Alienated Wife's Affections. Des Moines, Dec. 28.W. W. Cassi day, a merchant at Winterset, has commenced a suit against his mother in-law in the district court here to recover $5,000 for alleged alienation of his wife's affections. The mother-1 in-law, Mrs. Ernest C. Draeger, and her husband, who is jointly sued, re side in this city. Mr. Cassiday avers that his wife's parents set about to win her from him and so far succeed ed that last April she left her home in Winterset and came to live with them in Des Moines. BEMIDJI. MINNESOTA. Great Sacrifice Sale O furs, Ladies' Suits, Coats and Skirts We must close out these goods before taking inventory Jan. 31. Now is the chance to buy these goods at wholesale. All good, fresh stock. 00 Sxiits Ladies9 Ladies' $10 and $,..1 suits now $ 7 75 Ladies' $14, S14.50 and $15 suits now.. 9 75 Ladies' 20 suits now 14 50 Ladies' S21.50 suits now 17 50 Ladies' $18 suits now 12 50 Ladies' 522.50 suits now 18 20 Ladies' $25 suits now 1 75 Minneapolis, Dec. 28.Inflamed by jealousy and maddened by drink. Gust Kuhn. a dredge worker of this city, shot and seriously wounded his land lady, Mrs. Ida Johnson, and, thinking her dead, almost severed his head from his body with a knife. The shooting took place in the block In which both parties live. Mrs. John son was mopping up some milk which had been spilled in the hall, when Kuhn stepped before her and fired twice, wounding her in the breast the second time. Charles, the woman's eldest son, ohcvi nut. into the hall .at the first Small Furs Ladies' $7 ermine boa now $ 4 50 Ladies' $8 martin collar now 5 95 Ladies' $7.50 beaver collar now 4 98 Ladies' $1.50 boas now 98 Ladies'$12 Siberian squirrel scarf now 8 50 Ladies' $20 electric boa 54 inches long now 15 98 Ladies' $25 beaver collar now 18 50 Coats Ladies9 Ladies' $5 coats now $ 3 75 Ladies'6 coats now 4 50 Ladies' $10 and $11 coats now 7 75 Ladies' $12 co'ats now 8*25 Ladies' S14, $14.50 and $15 coats now.. 75 Ladies' S10 coat now 12 50 Ladies' $18 and 518.50 coats how 13 5.0 Ladies' $20 coats now 14 98 Ladies' $23 and 23.50 coats now 17 50 Ladies' $25 coats now 17 98 Skirts Ladies9 Ladies' $2 skirts now S 1 50 Ladies'$2,50 skirts now 1 98 Ladies'$3.25 skirts now 2 50 Ladies' So skirts now 3 75 Ladies' $0 skirts now. 4 25 Ladies' S8skirts now 5 75 Ladies' $10 skirts now 7 95 Misses' and children's coats one-third off from the regular price. Special for this week only. One-third off on Toys, Silverwa and Cut Glass. THE DAILY PIONEER TWELVE BODIES REMAIN. All Save Four Victims of Dawson Wreck Identified. Connellsville, Pa., Dec. 28.There are still twelve bodies, victims of the wreck of the Duquesne limited on the Baltimore and Ohio railroad at Daw son on Wednesday night, at the three morgues in this city. Four of these are unknown and means for their identification are either entirely absent or very meager. The unknown dead will be kept at the morgues as long as possible and when all hope of identification is past they will be buried here. Noted Parisian Character Deaa. New York, Dec. 28.Mnie. Henritte Duperron, one of the best known char acters of this city, is dead, says a I Paris dispatch to the World. She was I seventy-six years old and every day during the past thirty-six years sold newspapers and magazines in a block at the corner of the Rue Scribe and the Boulevard des Capucines. DEAD IN HIS OWN BLOOD Jealous Minneapolis Ma Shoots His Landlady and Then Commits Suicide. ouml and neipea nis wounclea fflmun Into her room. As he started to call a doctor he saw Kuhn stop into his own room at the front of the building. Kuhn. thinking he had killed the wo man who had disdained his advances, entered his own room, reloaded his re volver, and securing a large "Swed ish knife," kneeled by the side of his bed and cut his throat from ear to ear, after which he shot himself twice in the head. Drenched In his own blood, tho po lice found him (load in his room five minutes later, apparently in an atti tude of prayer. WANT MORE WARSHIPS JAPANESE OFFICIALS NEGOTIAT- ING FOR SEVERAL SOUTH AMERICAN VESSELS. RUSSIA MUST MODIFY HER POSITION HOSTILITIES CERTAIN IF CZARS GOVERNMENT REFUSES TO MAKE CONCESSIONS. London, Dec. 28 Japan is negotiat ing for the purchase of two Chilean warships, the armored cruiser Esmer alda and another, probably tho battle ship Capital Prat, which are for sale. It is now only a matter of price. Ne gotiations with other South American governments for the purchase of war ships are also in progress, Huron Hayashi, the Japanese minister to Great Britain, said to a representative of the Associated Press regarding these negotiations: "We want moro ships. Of course this is only a precautionary measure and it may be a lot of expenso for nothing. I have no iadicatlon of the nature of the Russian reply. Person ally I scarcely expect it will be deliv ered for some little time. There is no truth whatsoever in the report that Japan's last note stipulated a time limit." Asked anent the dispatch from Ber lin of Dec. 24, saying the British gov ernment had represented to the czar that Great Britain "deemed .Japan's demands just and earnestly expected that Russia would grant them." Baron Hayashi, while he was not aware of the precise action taken by (treat Britain at St. Petersburg, said: "The British government is well aware that Japan will be obliged to go to war unless Russia modifies the position she has taken up in her last note." At the foreign office hero nothing is yet known of the probable nature of the Bussian reply. TO MAINTAIN ORDER. Japan Will Send Fifteen Thousand Troops to Korea. Paris, Dec. 28.It. is learned in au thoritative quarters thai Japan is about to send a large military force to Korea for the purpose of restoring order and maintaining order at the disturbed ports. The departure-of this force is imminent. It will probably consist of a division of 15,000 men. Japan has been assure that Russia, will not consider the sending of troops to Korea to be an unfriendly act. or a casuss Ijelli. It is anticipated that the departure of the troops will revive the war rumors, which, however, it. is pointed out in tho authoritative quar ts rs, will be unjustiHeel, In view of Russia's acquiescence, J'iiring the recent exchanges of com munications between Russia and Japan the former fully recognized the need ot the presence of a strong mili tary authority in Korea and conceded that Japan was in the best position to promptly send troops to the disturbed points. The sending of the troops, nevertheless, is construed as having an important bearing on the present negotiations, as it. will be tho first, conspicuous evidence of Japan's actual exercise of paramount, authority over Korea. It is further said in the same quar ters that the preparations for this ex pedition were the cause of the recent great activity at the Japanese arsons. and dockyards, which, it is asserted, has been erroneously ascribed to preparations against Russia. Carries Picked Recruits. New York, Dec. 28.A volunteer fleet,transport Is on tho way to Port Arthur from Odessa with over 2,00') picked recruits, says a Moscow dis patch to the Times. The transport also carries several Black sea naval officers, a party of fifty naval gunners and engineroom artificers. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, MONDAY. DECEMBER 28, 1903. TEN CENTS PER WEEK. I fi :D HIGH WIND. New York City Experiencing a Severe Storm. Now York, Dec, 2S.A heavy [all of snow, accompanied by high wind, be gan here early in the day. So thick were the snow and clou.is that during the morning darkness almost like that of night prevailed in the down town streets. The snow, wet and heavy, at first melted as fast as it fell, but later the tempo rat uro dropped and the storm took on the semblance of a. blizzard. The darkness lasted nearly an hour. After which the storm lessoned con siderably Hi severity, although the snow continued to fall. A heavy snow storm, accompanied at many places by a high wind, prevailed throughout the state. During the dark pefipd in this city many ferryboats wont astray, their captains having lout, their bearings, and the harbor resounded with the whistles of tugs nnd other steam craft that had become enveloped in the darkness and blinding snow. Several liners on their way from quarantine to their piers had to lay to until the darkness lifted. SEVERAL BUILDINGS WRECKED. High Wind Does Considerable Damage at St. Louis. St. Touts. Dec. 28.Almost zero weather prevailed during the night in St. Bonis and vicinity. The day opened comparatively warm ami cloudy, but in the afternoon a decided change in, tho sky clearing and the tempera turo falling 3*1 degrees in four hours. This fall in temperature was accom panied by a high wind that gained a velocity of forty miles an hour, doing considerable damage in various parts of the city. At the height of tho blow portions of tho east and north walls of the par-, tially completed $1,000,000 Bucking ham hotel, at West Pine and Kings Highway, were blown down, causing* damage'estimated at $75,000. On the world's fair grounds nearby consid erable damage resulted from the wind, which blew down scaffolds and wreck ed some temporary structures. ALL ON BOARD RESCUED. Steamer Kiowa Sunk by Collision in Boston Harbor. Boston. Dec. 28.The Clyde line steamer Kiowa, inward bound from Jacksonville. Pin and Charleston, S C, was rammed and sunk by the steamer Admiral Dewey of tho United Kruit company in Boston harbor. All on board the Kiowa, numbering thirty persons, were rescued by a tug. The collision occurred in a blinding snow storm. The Admiral Dewey was outward bound for Port Antonio, .la maica. nnd Port Union. The Admiral Dewey sustained practically no dam age and after laying to for the pur pose of assisting in the work of rescue she proceeded to hor destination. The Kiowa which was a paBBenger vessel, was of 2.9.53 gross tonnage, 'Jill feet long, t: feci beam and 20 foot .-"deep and was built this year at I'hila delphia. (RESULT O PITCHED BATTLE. One Man Killed and Four Seriously Wounded. Brownsville. Term,., Dec. 28.~One man was killed and four seriously wounded ac the result of a pitched bat tie near Randolph. The trouble start ed by a fusillade from a double barrel I shotgun in the bands of a young white mere ban! named Tom I lollingshead 'and the volley was returned by John Jackson with a pistol. Hollingshead fell dead with a bullet through his heart and John, Walter and Henry i Jackson and Andrew Pugh, all no groes. were seriously trouble arose over tin i few dollars. wounded. The .settlement of a STOLE TEN THOUSAND. New England Agent of Minneapolis Company Missing. Boston, Dec. 28 -II has been an nounced thai Samuel P. Avery, for merly New England agent for ho Midland Gil company of Minneapolis, and who di.-appeared nearly a month ago, rs wanted by the police on the charge of larceny of nearly $10,000 from bis employers. The fact that. Avery was wanted by the police has been kept a secret since his disappear ance in hope that some clue to his whereabouts might be obtained. Avery, who had a wife, lived at Winthrop Center. QUARREL OVER PRESENTS. Chicago Man Fatally Injures His Cou sin and Wounds His Aunt. Chicago, Dec. 28. William Kauff man shot, and fatally injured his cou sin, Rosa Kauffman, and wounded his aunt. Mrs. Itega Kauffman in the shoulder in a quarn-1 over Christmas presents. Kauffman declared that his undo had not given him a proper num ber of Christmas presents and at tempted to shoot him. The women endeavored to act as peacemakers and Kauffman shot them both. He made his eserpe and bo has not been arrested. Lowry Secures iu,u00,000 Loan. New York, Dec. 28.It is reported In Wall stroot cireles that Thomas T/ ry, president of tho Twin City Rapid Transit company, has secured a loan of $10,000,000, $3,500,600 ef which will be expended in Improvements. The greater part of the improvements will be made in St. Paul, although twelve miles of additional trackage will be laid in Min'ri( apojjs. UNREST IS GENERAL ISLAND OF SAN DOMINGO IN A TURMOIL OF ANARCH*' AND REVOLUTION.* BUSINESS IS PRACTICALLY PARALYZED COMMUNICATION BY WATER,SUS- PENDED AND TELEGRAPH WIRES DOWN. New York. Dec. 28.The Clyde line steamer New York arrived during tho day from San Domingo, having boon subjected to considerable delay In loading and discharging cargo at ports of the revolution swept island. Cabin passengers on board said that the whole country was in a turmoil of riot, anarchy and revolution within revolution. ^Communication between, ports, they said, was suspended and all telegraph wires were down. At Puerto Pfatu. the home of Morales. the people were his ardent supporters, it was reported, until he went to San Domingo city, when a strong .limine/. party developed. 1: was said that Mo rales would send the war vessels to bombard the town to put down tho revolt. MARCHING ON SAN DOMINGO. Insurgents Prepare to Attack Domini can Capital. Washington, Dee. US.- -United States Minister Powell reports to the state department from San Domingo a eon firotation of the cabled announcement that the town of Maooris has pro nounced in favor of .limine/, ami adds thai troops from that place under the insurgent flag are marching on the City of San Domingo A meal many arrests are being rmu(lo at the capital, but otb every liing is quiet. WANTED IN SI". LOU lb. Extradition of Alleged Beooler Con ceded by Mexico. Cltv of Mexico, Dec 28 -The de partment of foreign relations, has in formed Judge Rojaa of the (luadalaja harft district court that President Diaz, acting upon tho request oj the Amer ican ambassador and upon hearing tho evidence submitted In tho case. had conceded to the United States au thorities the extradition of Charles Kratz The department further advised tho judge to expect at an early hour a for mal order to turn the prisoner over to the United States officers awaiting the decision of tho case at Guadala^j jam. Kratz. who is a former member of the St. Louis city council, Is want ed in ihal city for trial on a charge of Uiiii-iy In conn Hon with Birjjetj car frani 1 ise i islftl'.on. WILL NOT SEE Til KAISER. Emperor William iblc to Receive Mr, Bryan in Person. I'.ntin. Dec-, '1M W'llnm I. Itryan was 1'iitei iaim'ti at I'jm hL'un by Am bassador Tower ami call id oil Foreign Soi it a iv 1,'ii hthoti a. lOmtH ror William has expressed re gret at the fact that dome tic Christ mas festivities will prevent him from receiving Mr. I'.ryan In audience About 100 Americans and distin guishi-d Germans wore Introduced to Mr. Bryan at the reception of the American chamber of commence, given in his honor at the Hotel Bristol, after which Mr. Brvnn took the nighl train for Amsterdam. Ho will gall for New Yoik Wednesday from Liverpool on hoard tho White Star lino steamer Celtic COLLEGE WILL P! MAIN CLOSED. Trustees to Ar.siyn Property to Pay It-, Creditors. Vlbefl I.e.. Jinn Dec as it' Albert l.ca i tion learning est cial ai agii Ijy the the stai t. had bi en ui v. It a i the tru years en pi e: sei Ii led .t il i of a Freeman of this pla ed at about $b are not 1 from trouble but what uoilai I i As run' ol i ho ass it is pre iinn 1 1 ii11 will sei nnd to ,v- r| ring of Finland! is. The trouble is i started i men wb Let Italy Recogn Washington, Dei taij oi State Loo fied by tbe Italiai gOV I Mii( ul of It the pub! b. looks c. the iiistnu- shed In re Sev- res! te'rl tns of d for.al i line, tveral ibts, have to C. H. The debl 3 are is no will get ov id i tl estate L'Uu the court ame FINLANDERS IN A FIGHT. On? Mnn Killed, An a Woman Eurekfi: Utah. lng dead in the mo gun wounds in his fatally wounded f: of a sh t. a won:an the face and two count jail is, ihi which ok pla in the .1. and bro ocial Wo rded and Hurt. One man ly- !th two shot- man kind diout i 1a tho til of a row mr- i 1 ,r] i TDII i i in of e:: ing Panama. Vet Secre- been roti- the a ..i.ed