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OMAIIA, TUESDAY MORNINO, OCTOP.ER 11, 1:)1()-TWLLVK PAOKS.
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TIME AND MONEY
Law Paued Last June Renders Un
necessary Continual Delegations.
Sent to Washii
Secretary of Interior Hi ority
to Settle Mattel -s 7
DISPUTES SETTLED ON X TKD
North and South Dakota Land District
B. ALSTON FIRMS MAKE COMPLAINT
IVumher ( Thfin Join In Keqnratlna;
Interstate Com MrlVf C omnilxlon
la Order Mlssonrl Pacific
a Balld Sidetrack.
(From a Ptaff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. 1). C. Oct. 10. Spe
olal Telegram. Thorotn Sloan of Pender,
County Attorney Pkxton of Thurston
county, and Orover Harlan and Walter
Feabody, representing the Omahas are In
Washington to confer with the Indian
bureau upon the subject of granting pat
ents In Toe to the Omahas In lieu of trust
patents which have heretofore been
granted these Indians.
It was stated at the Indian bureau . to
day that In view of new legislation enacted
by congress lust winter, known aa the act
of June 25. which vesta the secretary of
the Interior with sole authority for de
termining heirship matters, the Omahas
who came to Washington as Individuals,
or as representatives of a number of the
tribe of Omaha who Bend agents or
representatives to plead with the Indian
bureau are wasting their time and money.
They' will save time and money by pre
senting the cllma In due form to the sup
erintendent of the reservation.
Quite recently regulations have been
prepared by the Indian bureau and for
warded to the superintendent of the
Otnuhas covering the very points the In
diana here and their representatives are
clamoring to have udjusted Immediately.
The regulations now In the hands of the
superintendent will empower him to hear
all causes and practically settle the same
upon the reservation without causing the
Omahas a dollar In expense by their ap
pearing personally In Washington or send
ing agents or representatives. They should
lay all matters pertaining to heirship lands
and kindred subjects before the superin
tendent, and he la empowered to take and
hear testimony on the spot and forward
the ame to Washington for final adjudi
cation. This will simplify all vexatious
questions arising from the act of June 15.
Land Ile-T faaaterred.
By executive order dated October 4. 1810,
the pieMont ' has ' docMed that certain
lands In the atate of North Dakota, which
were, by the act of May 19, 1908. made a
part of the Lemnvon, S. D., land district,
be retransferred to the Bismarck and Dick
inson. N. D., districts. This a the first
case In which lands within a land district
were located In more than one state, and
experience In this case has proven that,
from an administrative staudolnt. It Is not
a good pulley to pursue uecause of dissat
isfaction among the settlers and patrons
of the land office living outside the state
In which tha land offloe la located.
The lands retransferred to the Dickin
son, 8. D., district are aa follows: Town
ships 12) to 132 north, Inclusive, ranges 91
to 107 west, Inclusive, In the state of North
Dakota, with tha exception of those parts
of the Standing Hock Indian reservation as
are located In townships 129 and 130 north,
range 91 west.
Those retransferred to the Bismarck, N.
N , district are aa follows: All those parts
of townships 12y and 130 north, ranges 87
to 90 west, Inclusive. In the state of North
Dakota, as are not embraced within the
Standing Hock Indian reservation, and all
of townships 1S1 and 131 north, ranges 87 to
HI west, Inclusive, In North Dakota.
Italston Companies Complain.
The Ralston Townalte company, Howard
Stove company, Rogers Motion Car com
pany, Ralslon Brick company and Brown
Truck company, all of Ralston, Neb., to
day filed complalnta against the Missouri
Pud f lo Hallway company, alleging a vio
lation of lagreement relative to laying a
track to dunneci with the town of Ralston
mar which the complaining cuncerna now
havu their plains. It appear trout the
complaint of tha Halaton Townslte com
pany that through a verbal agreement
with the Missouri Pacific this railroad
company ugrecd to connect its line with a
sidetrack laid by the Chicago, Burlington &
Quiucy and afford the complainants switch
ing facilities between the defendant's rail
npad and Iho manutacturing plant of the
complainants. The .Missouri Pacific has
neglected and mused to lay the connecting
track. The complainants pray that the
Missouri Puciflc bo ordeied to construct,
maintain and operate upon reasonable
terms a switch connecting its line with
the sluetrack adjacent to the places of
business and manufacturing plants of the
complainants at Raiston.
I'riullia lor Unman Man.
II 11. Henderson, ai pointed from
Omaha to a clerical position In the Indiun
bureau turu years ago, has been ap
pointed confidential clerk to Commissioner
lane of tha Interstate Commerce coin
lu.taion at a salary of')-?jt0. Mr. II. u
drson during his seven years' service in
the Indian bureau bus made a splendid
record and Mh promotion la well deserved.
Mr. liendeiton kuvca the Indian bureau
with the best wishes of his former chiefs
W. A. MuCuoi, postmaster at lndlanol.i.
Neb. T today made tormul application for
authority lo open a p..nal savings bank
at nis oli.ee.
TWENTY KilU PUT ON TRIAL
Majority Are bruaty Sheriffs Who
Were Artlve la the Irwin
Co.'. I Strike.
UREENSBIRO. p.. Oct. 10.Tw.nty
men were placed on trial here today, each
cha. ged with murder, as a result o.' the
long suike In the Irwin cool field. Frank
Chrowe. superintendent of lurob and
Connrllsvllle Coal and Coke company, ti
before Judge A. D, McConnell. charges!
with causing the death of Michael Ch.kan.
a striker. The others, all deputy sheriffs,
were tried before Judg L W. Doty, being
accusl Jointly of killing Paul Reno at
Yukon In a riot In which the deputies, the
late ouusUbulary and strikers took part
New York Statesman Visits the Presi
dent at Beverly for a Conference.
P.EVERD.Y, Mum., Oct. 10. A conference
with Senator Klihu Hoot of New York
filled President Taffs program today. Ilia
lunie left foot kerit the president off tha
golf links acaln.
Senator Hoot'a visit has caused much
speculation here. It was said his advice
might be sought by the president an to the
prospective supreme court appointments.
Senator Hoot has been mentioned as a
possibility for one of the vacant places on
The political situation In New York un.
doubtedly has something to do with Sen.
ator Roots visit. He acted as permanent
chairman of the Saratoga convention.
A published reiKirt that President Taft
Is going to l'anama to Mock an Illegal
srlierrv? of capitalists to obtain monopoly
of the coal supply on the Isthmus when the
canal Is opened was officially denied here
today. It is believed that the president
will go to l'anama In November.
Busy Day Here
Senator Meets Scores of Friends, At
tends Smoker and Gives Out
Senator Burkett met many friends in the
city yesterday, extending a good word for
Senator Aldrleh and Judge Sutton, and ex
pressing himself confident as to his own
chances for election. The senator put in
the day conferring with members of the
republican committee and greeting friends.
In the evening he attended the Judge
Sutton smoker at the Hotel Home and
made a few remarks.
He will depart again Immediately on an
other trip through the Third district mak
ing speeches at a number of towns.
Last' evening he spoke at Herman and on
Tuesday will go to Pender, where he will
speak In the afternoon, and then Journey
to Ponca for an evening meeting. On
Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock he will
address a meeting at Dakota City and In
the evening another at Randolph. Thurs
day afternoon re will again address a meet
ing at Bloomfleld and close the day with
another session t Hartlngton. Friday
afternoon at 2 o cock he will speak at
Wakefield and In the evening again at
Wayne. Three speeches will be made on
Saturday, the first at Tekamah at 2 o'clock
In the afternwoon, then at Craig at 4:30
and finish the week at Oakland at a big
meeting in the evening.
Next week Senator Burkett will make
fifteen speeches In the Fifth congressional
district, beginning with Superior on Mon
day with a speech at It o'dook. ia the
morning, and closing Saturday at Mlnden
with an address at 8:16 In the evening.
in Women's Attire
Four Supposed Nebraska Bank Rob
bers Fool Detectives and Escape
Into South Dakota.
SIl'OX CITY, la., Oct. 10. Cornered In a
Dakota City, Neb., saloon, four men sus
pected of complicity In the robbery of
the First National bank at Randolph,
Neb., made their escape In feminine at
tire, passing unmolested through a cordon
of Plnkerton men, bank detectives and
Sluox City pollcehien. The suspects, who
had been hanging out at South Sleux City,
had left a trail of mutilated bills on both
the Iowa and Nebraska sides of the Mis
souri river. After fouling the posses, the
suspects drove to Sioux City and later
escaped to South Dakota.
FARMERS' CONGRESS DEMANDS
SEVERAL THINGS OF CONGRESS
Wants lxpcrluicntal Parcels Post and
to Have l.tiiuor Kept Out of
LINCOLN, Neb., Oct. 10. Experimental
parrels post service on a few rural routes
in demanded In a resolution passed Monday
morning by the Farmers National congiess.
Resolutions were also passed favoring a
law forbidding the shipment of liquor Into
dry territory, favoring conservation of
natural resources both In private and pub
lic hands, demanding a soil survey, endors
ing the tariff commission and demanding
an extension of Its puweis and asking for
a law requiring common carriers to furnish
enough cars to avoid overcrowding of passengers.
Hitchcock Back at Howard;
Calls Names; Gives No Facts
The following self-made Interview is sent
to The Pee by Congressman Hitchcock,
with a special request for publication:
"Yea," sulil (ill licit M. Hitchcock, in re
ply to a question, "J have read Edgar
Howard's insinuations that I bad borrowed
state funds f.ftcen or twenty years ago
ai.J that 1 mi ill ewe money to the staio.
"1 have also lead his statement that the
Insinuations he makes will force me to re
tire from the ticket.
' Both i lut. merits are false.
"I never borrowed slate funds and do
not owe the state treasury any money.
"Howard may or may not be sincere
when he gUef utterances to this false in
sinuation. "When, however, he saya that I will re
tire from the ticket he utters wb.at he
knows to be false.
'Six weeks ago, after the primaries, he
wrote me complaining that I had branded
lit in as a liar and Insinuating that if 1
would withdraw the statement he would
suppnrt and defend me from the very
charges he now pubhthts. His offer of
difer.se was in tlitoe nurds:
io you not now i.allzc that, by adver
tising me as a i!u.cr, yuu have dune
much to detract tio.n the pocr of my ap
peals when 1 si. ail ssk the People to bv.
lle not at all the wicked charg.- which
may be laiJ at your door during the cani-
HUGHES ON BENCH
Oath as Associate Justice Adminis
tered to Charles E. Hughes, For
mer New York Executive.
JUSTICE HARLAN PRESIDING
Marshal Wright Escorts New Member '
to His Seat. i
EULOGY FOR THE CHIEF JUSTICE
Official Announcement Made of Death
of Judge Fuller.
LONG AND DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Memory of Ills Stainless Life Will
Ever Remain with Ills Com.
try men as Priceless
WASHINGTON, D. C. Oct. 10.-The 1910
1911 session of the supreme court of the
United States opened today with the ad
ministration of the oath of office as as
sociate Justice to Charles E. Hughes of
The court then adjourned until tomorrow,
out of respect to the memory of the late
Chief Justice Melville W. Fuller. The
court was In session only eight minutes.
The mother, the wife and daughter of the
new Justice were the first of the relatives
of the court to arrive. Attorney General
Wiekersham and Secretary Nagel repre
sented the cabinet.
Mr. Hughes followed Justices Harlan,
White, McKenna, Holmes, Day and Lur
ton, as they entered the court room In
procession. Behind him came Justice
Brown, now retired, but formerly a mem
ber of the supreme court.
Presiding Justice Harlan anounced as
soon as the court had taken Its place
that the president had appointed Mr.
Hughea to the bench, that the senate had
confirmed the nomination and that Mr.
Hughes was present. He directed Clerk
McKenney, by whom Mr. Hughes was
seated, to read the latter's commission.
"The court extends a cordial welcome,"
said Justice Harlan, as the clerk finished
reading. He then directed the new mem
ber to take the oath of office, the oath
of allegiance having already been admin
istered In the robing room a few minutes
before. Mr. Hughes read the oath in Im
pressive manner and at Its conclusion re
peated after the clerk the words "so help
me Uod," and Marshall Wright escorted
the new member to his seat.
These formalities over. Justice Harlan
proceeded to announce the death of the
"Since its last session this court has sus
tained a very great loss." ha said. "The
earthly career ot the chief Justice has
been closed by death. This sad event oc
curred on July 4 of the present year at
his summer residence, after nearly twenty
three years of continuous and distinguished
service on this bench. He met the final
summons with that calmness of spirit and
composure of mind that marked his whole
life. From his early manhood he walked
In the good way, uprightly before God and
his fellow men, and passed from this life
into the life beyond the grave In the con
fident belief, I doubt not, that the Maker
and Ruler of the earth orderelh all things
aright. This court. Indeed, the nation,
will miss htm, but the memory of his stain
less life will ever remain with his country
men as a priceless heritage."
The court then adjourned until tomorrow.
No Permanent Head.
The death of Chief justice Fuller left the
court without a permanent head, while the
passing away of Justice Brewer and the
Illness of Justice Moody, whose resignation
becomes effective November SO, reduced the
active membership to six.
One noticeable result was the change In
the seating arrangement of Justices. This
provided for Justice Harlan, the senior
member of the court, to move from the
place of honor he had occupied for years at
the tight of Justice Fuller, to the chair of
the late chief Justice himself, in recogni
tion of his having become temporarily the
presiding Justice of the court.
Although nearly "25 cases are on the
docket, the largest number probably In the
history of the court at the opening of a
tern, the program for the day was limited
because of the unusual circumstances.
Had the president of the United States
beon In the city the court would hr.ve ad
journed to pay Its respects to him. This
left the day to be devoted exclusively to
the ceremonies attending the swearing in
of Justice Hughea and those marking the
death of Justice Fuller. Tomorrow the
court will begin In earnest the work of
tlie year. ,
La Follette gits I p.
ROCHF.STKR, Minn, Oct., 10. Senator
I.a Follette continues to make rapid pro
gress towards recovery from his opera
tion for gall atones. Today he waa al
lowed to sit propped up In bed.
"Knowing Howard as I do. I rejected his
proposal of support In the following lebjer
"OMAHA, Neb.. Aug. 23. 1910.
Mr. Edgar Howard,
Sir: Your letter has been received. Your
e ui namni aim your attack
ia not feared. You have posed aa a purist,
but there are enough people who know
jour real life to appreciate your hypoc
Sacv. Mart the altuclr It vn u-, . . .
ily life, private as well as public, is an
irii uvur. ery truly,
O. M. HITCHCOCK, M. C.
"He therefore knew six weeks ago that
I did not fear his false charges. He knew
i wouia rim He no terms with him. He
knew I would continue my campaign what
ever he did or said. He therefore lies
when he expresses confidence trat I will
retire from the ticket. He knows I win
"His attack on me Is personal. Just as
his attacks on Judge Holconib, Congress
man Latta and others In times past have
been, and his assertion of devotion to pub
lic duty Is a pretense. He has been a
hyprocrlte for so many years in both pub
lic and private life that be cannot escape
from the habit. He la one of the breed of
sanctimonious reformers who open a poker
game wltlt prayer and wind up by falling
lo pay their poker debts."
From th Washington Star.
MINERS STILL ENTOMBED
Owners, Inspectors and Rescuers in
Force at Starkrille.
FANS CLEAN OUT THE "BAD AIR
UtMl Plan la to See it ror rain that
Will Lead t Passible -Ketone of
Half Hundred Men, Who
Slay Be Alive.
STARKVIHiB, Colo., Oct. 10. The day
shift came out of the mine at 3:30 o'clock
this afternoon and reported they had pen
etrated to within 900 feet of where the
eleven pick men are supposed to have
been working. From these conditions It Is
hardly possible that any of these men are
8TARKVILLE, Colo., Oct. 10. High hope
spread over this stricken mining camp this
morning when news was brought out of
the Starkvllle mine, where two Score or
more of miners are entombed from an ex
plosion last Saturday, that fans providing
pure air to the mine had been put In op
craton systematically and that the Impris
oned men would be located within the day
unless efforts of rescuers were further
blocked by the wreckage.
This Information was given out officially
by State Mine Inspector John K. Jones.
He based his opinion upon the fact that a
double force for driving out the bad air
In the mine had been successfully effected
through the stationing of the portable fan
well within the short cut of the Starkvllle
mine, where the fan In the main entrance
to the Euglevllle mine had been reversed,
and both were working together upon the
it Is known that probably eleven men in
the mine when the explosion occurred Sat
urday night are at least a mile from the
first cross-cut through which the bad air
In the btarkville mine Is supposed to be
flowing Into Its siBter mine on the other
side of the hllL "Without any stretch of
the imagination," said Inspector Jones to
day, "these men could' be alive and per
fectly safe unless a cave-In crushed out
their lives or the black damp had reached
them while the fans were being set up."
Fans Are Worklnst.
' When dawn brokt today it found mine
officials, state mine Inspectors, helmet men
and other expert mining men faitafullv
working to reach the half hundred or more,
miners entrapped In the btarkville mine
by the explosion of Saturday night.
Word came out of the mouth of the mine
at midnight that the portable fan near
the entrance to the east slope, or short
cm of the mine, was work.ng with pre
cision. The deadly after damp, which
threatened the lives of the rescuers and
drove them from the slope yesterday, had
been scattered Immediately away from the
fan, and the belief was expressed that the
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Now is your op
portunity to get a
Alt-Sar-Drn crush la over.
The visitors have departed.
Nice rooms are vacant.
Plenty ot them are advertised la
the Bee this week.
Tbey will just suit you.
For ladles or gentlemen or both.
At your price.
If your room doesn't please you
look over the Dee's list.
It will pay you.
When Boss Meets Boss
of Land to North
Fresident Taft Issues Order Taking
Big Tract of Land from Lem
,,v , . "mon Land Office.
WASHINGTON, Oct 10.-The president
has transferred about 92,000 acres, of land
from the Lammon, S. D., land district to
the Bismarck and Dickinson districts in
North Dakota. This is the first Instance
of the experiment of incorporating lands
In one state In a land district In another
state. Much dissatisfaction has been ex
pressed by patrons of the land office liv
ing outside the state In which It Is lo
cated. Under the enlarged homestead act. Secre
tary BalllngcY has designated about 93.0U0
acres of land In Montana, Oregon and Colo
rado as not susceptible of successful ir
rigation. The land will now become avail
able for entry In tracts of 320 acres.
CALLAWAY MAN IS INJURED
J. P. Peterson Thrown to Pavement
Out of Open Cnr Window
J. P. Peterson of Callaway, eb., was
Injured t 5 o'clock yesterday jifternoon
when a northbound Dodge street car col
lided with the rear end of a Farnam street
car, bound in the same direction, at
Tenth and Howard streets.
The vestibules of the two cars were
badly , damaged. Peterson, who was at the
front end of the Dodge car, was thrown
through an open window by the impact,
badly bruising his chest and head. He
was taken to St. Joseph's hospital in the
police ambulance. His hurts are not con
Witnesses of the accident say that the
Farnam street car, which 'vas in the lead,
had slopped at Howard street to let off
some passengers, when the mutormun of
the Dodge street car, unable to apply the
brakes In time, allowed his car to dash
VERMONT SHOWS SMALL GAIN
The State anil Its Principal Cities Ap
pear to He Staudlngr aa
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10-The population
of the state of Vermont enumerated for
the thirteenth census and made public by
the census bureau today showed an in
crease of 12.31TI, or S8 per cent, the total
number of Inhabitants being 3.5.!r.r, ns
compared with 311.1.41 In 1900. In the pre
vious decade from lsw to i'JOf', Vermont
increased Its population 11, IS, or 3.4 per
Population statistics were also made
public today for the following Vermont
cities: Barre, 10.T34 In lull); 8.418 In 110.
BurllnRtop, 20.4i3 in 1!10; IS, 640 In lb).
Rutland. U.G46 In 1910; 11,499 In l'JOO.
Chinese Merchants Give
Banquet for Americans
PKKINIf, Oct. 10 One hundred of the
wealtlrfest Chinese merchants. recog
nized as the most conservative cla.s, gave
a farewtll banquet last night to the dele
gation of American business men, repre
senting the chamber of commerce on the
Clad In their purple robes, with blue
and gold, and black caps, they forme. 1 a
striking contrast to th Americana, who
tat b neatii the entwined flags of dragons
and the stnr and stripes
The American speakers referred to their
amazement at their reception, which they
characterized as overwhelming, through
out Chli.a, culminating in Peking, where
PORTUGUESE WANT BLOOD
Leaders of Revolution Unable to Re
CLERGY ARE BRUTALLY ABUSED
Hollee . list lUiril Tlra Heprvaslna;
the Mob gplrlt, Inflamed by the
Rumored Resistance of
LISBON, Oct 10. The revolutionary lead
ers, having over-thrown the monarchy, are
now confronted with the scarcely less ser
ious task of putting an end to excesses on
the part of the rougher element of their
own followers who, having had a taste of
mob rule, are prone to continue lawless
ness for its own sake.
The decree of summary banishment for
the religious oidera gave excuse for brutal
outrages against the clergy. The provi
sional government has now recognized the
seriousness of the situation und today the
police adopted severe measures to prevent
the population sacking the religious estab
lishments and to cheek the demonstrations
against the religionists pending their ex
pulsion. Reports that the clericals were carrying
on a guerrilla warfare from the windows
of their establishments inflamed the public
resentment aguinst the religionists, many
of whom were chased from their churches
The mob which battered down the doors
of the convent In the Rua Do Quelhas
was led by fanatics and a gang of ruftians,
who seized the occasslon to destroy every
thing In sight. Images and stutuas were
wrenched from nlckes In the chapel, alters
were wrecked, furniture broken and the
sacredbtal Vestments carried off by the
rioters. I-ater the police recovered the
greater part of the vestments.
2lrlls;!onlsts Arcnsed of Flrluic.
The district In which are located Santos
church and the French legation was starled
by the crack of rifles, and at once a re
port was circulated that the religionists
were filing from the windows of the church.
The crowd flocked to the scene, but the
military arrived In time to protect the
church and the legation from possible vio
lence. Arrests of disguised and fleeing rellg!on
lEts continued today. The discovery of
recret subterranean tunnels at the monus
tries set afloat rumors that many monks
were still hiding underground, awaiting a
favorable opportunity to emerge and con
tinue the flKht aKninst the new reiftme. To
Rut!sfy the crowd the military Initiated
subterranean explorations and In one In
stance went so far as to dig a trench to
locate the suspected tunnel.
As waa the case at ttie tino of the Parce
lona riots, the popular feeling seems to tie
restricted to the monks and nuns and does
not manifest itself toward the secular
With doubtful expediency, the bodies of
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they had b:en admitted to the puluces of
the Forbidden City, which seldom had
been opened. The American minister, Mr.
Calhoun, mid that not only was this an
ever.t In the lives of the vUitora from the
Pacific, but In Ihe history of China, as
never before bad a body of foreigners been
received here with such good will and
kindness Me ridded II. hi ihi.m were f. U
Ainrlraii business men in hliia, hereto
fore A merit an trading b!ng curried on
largely by fost and he pointed out that
Americana could not rxptct 10 compete
with other nations without capable repre
sentatives on the spot Me hoped that the
visit of the delegation would be the biglii
nlng of a new era.
At Lrast Two Hundred Victims of
Forest Fires Known to
BAD REPORTS STILL COME TS
Settlers in Large Territory Hava
B?en Given Up.
NO HOFE HELD OUT FOR THEM
Woods for Miles a Solid Mass of
BORDER COUNTRY IS STRICKEN
Sections of Ontario, Manitoba and
THRIVING TOWNS ARE WIPED OUT
Hurriedly Made Lists of Dead Indi
cate Whole Fnmlllrs Have Per
ished In the Course ot
BAUDETTK, Minn., Oct.lO.-FIfty-three
persons are known to be dead here as a
result of the fire. The bodies of two
families of nine and five incmbi..!, re
spectively, were brought in hero today.
RAINY RIVER. Unt., Oct. 10. The ter
ribly results of the Friday, Saturday and
Sunday forest fires are beginning lo be
reullzed by the disheartened and home
Bodies found along the railway track
thteo mllua west of Beaudett were brought
here this morning. There .as not a par
ticle of clothing left on any of them save
putts of shoes. Tlie bodies have the ap
pearance of having been baked In an oven.
Searching parties organized today went
south to relieve suffering and pick up the
dead. It will be days before all the dead
cun be reached, owing to the great trees
I which have fallen over the roads. These
will have to be chopped away before
wagona cun get through.
In some Instances houses are filled with
refugees who aro without food but a few
miles from town.
Mat Hendiickson came In from his eialm
three and a half miles southwest of Bcau
detto this morning and told of thirty per
sons who wore housed In his shack without
food. He suld that when the fire struck
Ills place sixteen of them got Into a dry
well eighteen feet deep and remained there
nearly suffocating from tho Ileal and
smoko until tlie fire had passed. When thev
I fire had puaued over the Woll It veered to
the southeast of his house which was not
burned. Every other Inflammable object of
the place was licked up by tiie flames.
Trapped People Took to River.
Many settlers got Into the Rapid river
and saved themselves by wading In tlie
water, although even then their faces
were blistered by the iieat. Several bodies
which are probably those of tlie Roultn
family w?re found in a clearing In tha
woods where they sought refuge. '
The fire still threatens tho few houses
along the liver In Old Baudettc. The
Engler company's men gave up hope of
saving their property two miles down tlie
river und Kent all of thulr horses to a place
of safety. Tho fire surrounds tho property
and the smoke la so thick It cannot be
learned whether it la burning or not.
This mill is valued at (iuO.OuO, and waa
only completed lust August.
Muyor Williams of Buudette, called the
business men of those towi'is together on
tho streets lit 10 today and an organisation
! was effected to distribute all posHlblo sup
' piles to the destitute.
The burned district will be placed under
ilayor Berg of lnternatloral Falls, has
appointed a relief commit pie to armnn
J for the care ot neatly l.txw refugees, who
have reached that town.
Senrrhers Find Bodies.
WAR ROAD, Minn., Oct. lu.-.Men who
have Just returned from Reaudutte on a
rnllwM'.' mnttir suv lliut it., .
i . un, ui ueau
: In the district back from tho track Will
1 reach ldO.
j The mayor of Bcaudette states that seventy-five
dead have already been found
and refugees coining ip every hour report
I having seen luany deail. bodies in the roads,
j Dead lu Reach thousand,
j WINNIPEG, Man., Oct. 10. 1 1 may be
I possible the death list attending Hie for
!ist flies along the bonier Mill reach l.iluj
I persons. Probably this Is too high uu
1 estimate, but there is riot one luiiiiliur
i with tin situation who does not place Ihu
i figure ut -to und the (Had may reach &oti.
Kvery setlh r in Ihu district bounded by
' the Rainy river and I-nke of ihe Wuous,
the north to twenty -five i.iilty south
of Fort Fiances, Ont., and from Hpooner
i und Baud- ttc, Minn., og tho east to W ar-
road, Minn , on thy west, who is not ac
counted fu.. is certain to be dead, us tiu-ro
was no escape.
For a distance of fifty milts fiom Buu
dette and Kainy liver west to Wurioiid
the woo ls was a solid mass of fire .Sunua).
Baudettc is only a cnaired remnant.
Spoon 1 r is wiped out. Cedar Spur, Cliuce
ton, Pitt, Swift und Roosevelt vsero ineis
l.lal ul li uon 11 Head,
J C I.I IS IKATTKN, Win; AND FIVJJ
Rim 'US, Wll'-i; AND SKVt.V
TUMiUuilK WKAVKU, bomesteudi r.
H.W;l.fcAl WlFli AND HIX CI1IU-
I HAHI.K.4 HAKKR. homesteader.
C1.1FF1N, Wil l-; AND f 1 v rJ CHIL-
1 iRKN , homesteaders.
Tu.M BARK, homesteader living mar
illUK INIDrATiflhli dt ad along
MATTHKW liltKNNAN, who IRed near
K..1-I 1 river.
JOHN OJI.VJN, WU'li AND TURKU
CUH. I KKN'.
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