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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 213
SECOND WARSHIPSENT AMERICAN MINISTER TO SAN DO- MINGO APPEALS FOR ADDI- TIONAL PROTECTION. SITUATION ON THE, ISLAND CRITICAL THREE REVOLUTIONS RAGING AT PRESENT, ONE ARMY NEAR. ING THE CAPITAL. Washington, Dec. 30.With three revolutions raging on the island, the forces of Jiminez within four hours of San Domingo city and the greatest ex citement prevailing, Minister Powell thinks the situation demands the pres ence of an additional warship and in a cablegram dated Monday appeals to the state department for aid. In anticipation of the crisis which appears to have arrived the state de partment already had taken steps to send another warship to San Domingo and at its request Secretary Moody cabled Rear Admiral Lamberton, com manding the South Atlantic squadron, now at Trinidad, to dispatch one of his vessels to San Domingo at full speed to assist the gunboat Newport In protecting American and other in terests. BARRICADING THE, CITY. San Domingo Preparing for Attack of Revolutionists. San Domingo, Republic of Santo Do mingo, Saturday, Dec. 26.The city of San Domingo is again being barri caded. Thia time the forces of the new provisional government founded at Azua de Compostela by General Pelletier are inarching on the capital. The financial position of the Morales government is bad. The officials find it difficult to obtain rations for the soldiers. The American minister, Mr. Powell, who has been living in the suburbs, has been compelled to move the legation inside the city bound aries. President Morales returned here last ivlaJiL Tfe fQU5.(LLLimn*isJblP-.to land on the northern en.i of tne island, out bom'iy&vfeiS Fvierto Plata. Th$ damage done is not known. Morales is tak ing all possible steps to defend San Domingo. Many arrests have been made and the South and East have joined in the Northern revolution. The situa tion is complicated and serious. The government troops are prepar ing to leave here and attack the rebels at San Cristobal, two hours distant from here. Much enthusiasm prevails at this place. The arrival of American warships to reinforce the gunboat Newport is anxiously desired. REPORTED TO WASHINGTON. Details of Massacre in Depths of an African Forest. Washington, Dec. 30.Minister Lyon has reported to the state department from Monrovia, Liberia, under date of Nov. 4 last, the details of the mas sacre in the depths of an African for est of a white missionary named John G. Tate with all of his following, eighteen in number. It appears that the massacre took place as far back as March 15, 1901, yet this, the first de tailed account, has just come to hand in an affidavit by Mrs. Mary L. Allen, a white missionary at Neuna Kroo, Liberia. She had the story from some of the native Doo tribesmen who knew of the killing. NO OUTBREAK EXPECTED. American Consul Denies Rumors Re garding Kishineff. Washington, Dec. 30.At the in stance of President Roosevelt, who has interested himself in the reports from abroad of massacres and con templated massacres of Jews in Kishi neff, the state department is making active inquiry through its diplomatic and consular officers with the view to ascertaining the exact situation as af fecting these people. The United States consular agent at Odessa al ready has been heard from and he cabled the- state department during the day that there will be no fresh reaK outbr at Kishineff as reported. victim c. r.^htvaymari. New York, Dec. 30.Dr. J. M. Otto was found unconscious early in the day on the sidewalk at Fifth avenue and Thirty-sixth street. The back of his skull had been crushed and he died soon afterward. To all appear ances the doctor was the victim of a highwayman who had been frightened off before he had time to search the dying man's pockets. I flUflR^Wm BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA. TOMORROW we will start o\ir great Pre-inventory Sale W must clean up all broken lines of goods during JANUARY In years past we have done so. Ol cus- tomers look forward to this semi-annual sale, and we always add hundreds of new customers to our list. This time we offer eur entire stock of men's, boys' and children's clothing, white and fancy vests, barber coats, odds and ends in men's underwear and smoking jackets at 25 per cent discount. Woo blankets at 20 peone-half cent discount. Odd and ends in ladies' underwear at the regular price Odd and ends in children's underwear at 1 9 cents a garment. Misses' and children's coats at one-third off from the regular price. Ladies' suits, coats, furs and skirts at less than it cost to make them. Mail Orde accompanied by cash will be promptly filled. New Years Day the store will be open from 8 to 12 o'clock only. 1 THE DAILY PION Council Bluffs, la., Dec. 30.Twenty- five members of the Dodge light guards, called out to protect the ne groes, Zimmerman and_ Burke, who were in the county jail charged with assaulting two women Christmas night, remained at the prison all night to prevent any further demonstration by the members of the mob. Two of the leaders were arrested and placed in a cell near the frightened negroes. Small groups of the would-bo lynchers stood on street corners near the jail until daylight discussing the affair, but no further attempt was made to do violence to the prisoners. Zimmerman and Burke aro chareed OI TRUS CUT S PRICE S Toledo. O.. Doc. ,10.The Standard Oil company has reduced the price of oil 5 cents a barrel on high grades and 2 cents on inferior grades. This comes as a disagreeable surprise to producers in the Northwestern Ohio fields, who are inclined to believe it is intended to cause holders to throw their stocks on the market. DREYFUS HAS PROOF. Depends Upon Showing of Altered Tel egram for Vindication. Paris, Dec. 30.Captain Alfred Dreyfus has given out that he depends for vindication and restoration to the army upon a telegram that was al tered. He states that he has positive proof Of the "doctoring" of the message. MILITIA STOPS _A LYNCHING Guar Remains on Dut All Night and Frustrates a Council Bluffs Mob.' with having held up and robbed Mrs. Mary Sparks and her daughter, Mrs. Sanders, Christmas night, and at tempting to criminally assault the wo men. Screams of the women attract ed the attention of neighbors, who came to their assistance, the negroes making their escape. The men were captured af their homo Sunday, near tho scene of the crime, and both were Identified by Mrs. Sparks and her daughter. Mrs. Sparks' purse was found in tho house where the men were arrested. The" assault Christmas night was the fourth of a similar nature to oc cur within as many days.. LOS S O LIF E I N A FIR E Baillnger, Tex., bee. 30.J. mi Beth, his wife and five-year-old daugh ter and his brother-in-law, Bert West, were burned to death in a fire which destroyed the furniture store of J. A. Ostertag. DO NOT LOOK FOR WAR. French Opinion RUSSIAN MILITARY ACTIVITY. Artillery Going to the Front and Vol I unteers Ordered to Barracks. Moscow, Dec. 30.Twelve batteries of the four Grenadier brigades of fluid artillery stationed in and around Mos cow have been selected for service in the Far East, and have received new guns, which tho Russian artillerymen i claim are superior to the French field pieces. The early departure of three of these batteries is expected, which will place 108 field guns, with tho lat est equipment, at the disposal of Vieo I roy Alexieff. It is said here that all the volun teers living at their homes who, as graduates of high schools, are priv ileged to serve only a year with the colors, have been ordered into bar racks. Is'o extensive movements of troops eastward havo been reported here up to the present. EMERGENCIES PROVIDED FOR. Important Action Taken by Japanese Authorities. Tokio, Dec. 30,An emergency or dinance just promulgated invests the government with practically unlimited credit for the purpsse of military de fense. Three other ordinance's were issued relating first., to the Seoul Fusan railway, which is bxought under closer official control second, to the revision of the organization of tho im perial military headquarters in war time third, to the creation of a war council in war lino-. These ordinal."'--, it is considered, completely provide for all emergencies, MANY DEATHS FROM PNEUMONIA Corps of New York Physicians Ap pointed to Investigate. New York, Dec. 30.Owing to the unusual number of death:- in New York from pneumonia in the last six weeks a corps of physicians has been 'appointed by the department of health I to make an invesiigation of the causes I of the epidemic and their report will be in the hands of Health Commis sioner Lederlee in a few days. In the past week 272 fatal pneu monia cases were recorded. That is the largest number of deaths from the disease in the history of tho city. The previous week 209 deaths oc curred. It is the general belief in the I health departmenUthat the epidemic is due to the recent sudden changes in the weather. Seven thousand sneep wen burned to death at the East Buffalo (X. V.) stock yards. The long sheds in which they were confined were swept by the flames before any of the animals could be released. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY,^ECEMBER 1U03. TEN CENTS PER WEEK. of the Far Eastern Situation. Paris, Dec. Mo.It. was asserted au thoritatively that tho Freneh govern ment decs not believe that war be tween Russia and Japan will break out. It is declared that, the Japanese note which Russia is now considering is not an ultimatum and it is further asserted that it does not even suggest a date within which a reply shall bo made by the Russian government. One of the diplomats accredited to Russia ays the Russian government consid ers the Japanese reply to be "rather satisfactory." It is said that there is no reason to believe that the negotiations will be interrupted by Russia's reply, but it is understood that they will continue until the details of an agreement are adjusted. Finally, it is generally said here that Russia will show her will ingness to meet Japan more than half way. SIX CONTACTS NECESSARY. Negro Murderer Electrocuted at Au burn s,N. Y7) Prison. Auburn. N. V., Pec 30.Frank White, negro, was put to death, in the electric chair at the state prison hero for the murder o'l George Clare, a fanner of Scriba, Oswego county, by shooting Six contacts, each of 1,740 volts were applied before White was pronounced dead. After the fourth contact a strange gurglmg in his throat made the physi cians step hack and horrified the spec tator?. The contact was quickly repeated, bul still the stethoscopes recorded cardiac action and two more contacts were given. During the second eoij. tact the head electrode flashed bril liantly and there was an odor of burn, ing hair. The executioner said it was the sponge beneath the electrode. Ho adjusted it more tightly before the next shock. Among those who made a test with the stethoscope was Dr. U. B. Stein of Buffalo and he reported that tho heart had not ceased to bent. When ho had resumed his seat in the front row and the fifth contact had boon turned on ho suddenly pitched forward and fell to the floor in a swoon. He was picked up by three keepers and carried front the death chamber, but soon revived. State Electrician Davis, in charge of the execution, explained the gurgling in White's throat by saying that he held his breath for a few moments be fore the first contact and it was sim ply the air escaping from his lungs. Ho declared that White was prac tically dead after the tirst contact. INDIANA RAILROAD WRECK. One Man Killed and Seven Injured, Two Seriously. Fort Wayne. Ind Hoc 30.One man was killed, two serlon seven more or less badly Jfeeadon collision betwet^n-P limited train No. ,r ly and hurt in a tins-} 1\ ania tbound, and an at Larwill. eastbound freight train thirty miles west of here. The engine crew the ft escaped by jumping. The tho engineer of the passong' der orders to proceed with under control, Owing to a bad stretch of track near Larwill. alone doubtless prevented serious loss of life, for the limited was late and otherwise would have boon proceeding at terrific speed, The wreck was due to a mistake by Engineer Crowly of the freight train In reading orders. He-had been or dered to meet the limited at Larwill at 5:30, but misread his orders as 6:30 and was taking his time to make the meeting point. A special train with a staff of surgeons was sent from here to the scene of the wreck. The in jured were brought here on the relief train. Ighl train faci that was um his tram MINNESOT A TOW N IS SCORCHE Wheaton, Minn., Dej 30.-The most destructive fire that Unbeaten litis ever i had broke out at midnight, entlfflly I wiping out the Sor4-nson ft Mnrk hardware and furniture store, the Footprints newspaper plant, Cory's law office, the Carlson building and millinery establishment and the First State bank. The loss is about $10,000. WORK OF TKAIN WRhCKfcKb. Pittsburg and Lake Erie Passenger Derailed. Newcastle, Pa~ Dec. 307The Pitts burg and Lake Erie westbound mid night passenger train was derailed jit Newcastle Junction. It is said the accident was caused by an attempt to wreck the train. The train consist ed of five day coaches and two Pull mans and nearly all left the tracks, but no one was seriously injured. A spike had been driven into a switch at. the south end of the yards. An other train was male up and on veyed the west bound passengers to You i! trs I own. FIFTY-ONE MEN ON BOARD. Feared the French Collier Vienna Has Been Lost at Sea. Paris. Dee. 30.-It Is feared thai the collier Vienne of the French navy, manned by lu'tv one officers and men, which left Ro hefort several wee"ks taTo~ToT""TT7uJon, has hTeTrTdsTT-" TJk minister of marine has sent warships in search of the missing vessel, which is now nineteen days out, and though in the track of steamers has not been reported. It is believed thai wreck age cast up on the coast of Spain con firms the apprehensions entertained in reeard to the safety of the collier. HUSBAND BOASTS OF CRIME. North Dakota Man Kills Wife After a Long Absence. Minot, X. D., Dec. 30.-Mrs. William Graves, who has been supporting three childrenthe eldest of whom is five years eldever since her husband went away some months ago, lies dead at their home near Portal. Her husband, who returned Sunday, Is in a cell in the county jail here, boasting that he did the killing. There is talk Of lynching and a strong watch is being kept at tho jail. The motive for the killing is said to have been jealousy. Head of Baltimore and onto. New York, Dec. 30.The director.^ of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad company have elected Oscar G. Mur ray president to succeed L. f. Loreo resigned. MAD FLUfiHY fN COTTON SENSATIONAL BREAK IN PRICES OF SIXTY POINTS WITHIN TEN MINUTES. BULL LEADERS TO THE RESCUE DESPITE THE HEAVY OFFERINGS THEIR SUPPORT CAUSES A PARTIAL RALLY. New Orleans, Dee 30Before the cotton market closed for the Hay it broke almost $3 per bale, there being a decline of about O points within ten niinuti s. For the best part of half an hour the market was in a panic ami many dealers threw their holdings on tho tine With March at 13 70, or G9 points under (he (lose of the previous day. and May at 13.91, or 77 points under. Brown, the bull leader, gave tho mar ket heavy support, lie bid for lots o( 10.000 bales in May and .Match. At the bottom tho break there was heavy buy ins: from inan.\ quarters and a re every of 20 points was the result MAD FIGHT TO SELL. Mew York Cotton Market Drops Al most $1 a Bale. New York. Hoc. 30. Just before the lose of the market cotton took a sn-tlden and unexpected drop. May and July were selling at about 14.25 wlnit the break started by selling from sonie quarter, caTJsTrig tho marhet to ease oft, and by points it went down to near 11. Then twno tho rapid do elice. it is estlnial ed lhaj thot i were til least I .O'IIMMHI ha li cot ton fere! erf ditl'eioiil opl Fons he'd oil stop loss orders and tlcy all seemed lo route on the market at once. Every broker who held cotton for customers on the 20 point slop order tried to soil before something happened. Tho market went down 10 an I 20 points at a drop Itrok rs rushed to i ho pit an fdught for place In tho taner ring, every broker shouting tit the top of his voice and fighting for a chance to unload tho cotton he had been fighting to buy only a few minutes before. Within a very few minutes the active options dropped about 75 points, representing almost $-1 a bale. Then the bulls canto to the rescue and there was a rally. The market, swung back almost as rapidly as It had dropped. The market was hardly less wild and there was as much noise around tho pit as when-ihe market dropped. A recovery of -10 points was made on the sudden recovery. Then tho market began to fall again. Alter 'he partial recovery the mar ket ruled very Irregular, with sent ment very unsettled and trading fever ishly aiiive. The rrhwrrhg was steady, 41 to points lower, with sales esti mated at 1.500.000. SPIRITED GIDDING FOR PINE. Record-Breaking Prices Submitted at Cass Lake, Minn. lmlufh. Dee. 30 -Frederick Woyor hauscr's spirited bidding for Chippe wa pine, as disclosed by the re ord breaking prices submitted Monday at the second sale at Cass Lake, will put many thousands of dollars Into the pockets of the Indians Through the agency of the Rock Island Lumber arid Manufacturing company, of which Weyerhauser is the head, the price of $5.KI obtained earlier In Decomber was .advanced to $C.80 Monday a fig ure which is unprecedented In the his torv of reservation snUes. All of the eleven bidders were well up to this fjgifre It Is, i taie,! thai Wo rri icr and hi a o. In I.-. now ont rol hree fourth of the i 'lmpago in MIn lie "t-C THIRTEEN BANKRUPT ROADS. Year of 1903 Holds Low Record for Foieclosi.ro 3J!* S. Chicago, Dec. 30\ the Railway Age savs: 10 year malic 'very the in mil' Sim brit. ID tal the 1 the aim for 1 1 I tock: ear ol gr tie King 1 wh i ek" and the consjtant It mih 880. J1.-150.0 (ie a.- an 1903 age 55 loo SUF ERIOR Gra Men a II in block 1 fifty- nkrupl a the sales 10 0 10 of b"( in foiv.l, ir. i remarkable. he totals were I bonds and 5to 1 icks, las been roads, ks $ 1 o.- ELEVATORS EM PTY. Carry Out Threats the Assessors. to Beat Superior., Wis., Dec. 30.The grain interests appear to bo making good their threat to the effect that if the city taxed grain found in. Superior ele vators it would next year find none to tax. Nearly all of the big granaries in the city now empty. Several of the elevator companies, have been laying off men until how there Is but a small percentage of the usual number on the payrolls. TCrwnships B6-26 and 67-2fi. Jan townships 66-27 and 69-27 Jan 13-' townshins l"0-23, Jan. 11.