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OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MOHX1X0, (XTOBEU 12. 1P1( TWELVE PACKS.
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The Omaha Daily
Corpses of Explosion Victi
. StaikTiUe, Colo., Brought i
After Day's Delay.
Out of Pity
Premier Canalejas Explains Refuge
Given Will Be Only for a
RIVER PLAN SURE
Expresses Confidence at St. Louis that
Lakes-to-Gulf Project Will
OTHERS WERE MUCH SCATTE, ? i,
Bodies of Remainder of Force 1 y.
Expected to Be Found Soon.
BLACK DAMP STILL INTERFERES
ITumerons Stops Are Necessary for
Clearing Air by Fan.
SEVERAL MORE ARE DISCOVERED
Condition Indicate tbr Mtn Died In
stantly and Hop for Rnrnlac
Aar AIlv Is Fast Be
STARKVILLE, Colo., Oct. IV Ttie bodies
of the first two victims of Saturday's ex
plosion were brought out of the mine at
10:30 this morning.
Fifty-four hours after the explosion oc
curred In the Starkville mine of the Colo
red Fuel and Iron company, entombing
more than fifty men, the first of the bodies
of the vlotima were found oy searchers. Two
men were located at J:60 o'clock this
morning Jn chamber 30 of entry J-7, 1,200
feet from the mouth of the mine and at
6:30 o'clock eight more were found 'n
chambers 31 and S5.
The condition of the bodies Indicates
that the men were ""killed Instantly by the
terrific force of the exploxlon. Several
were badly burned, but none was dis
figured beyond Identification.
President Welborn of the company, who
remained at the mouth of the mine re
ceiving reports from William Morgan,
superintendent of the Piedmont mine, who
was leading the rescue party of thirty
five men, state that he did not believe
any more bodies would be found very
soon for the reajon that the rest of the
Imprisoned men were company men and
were scattered through the various work
ings, engaged in repair work and similar
General Manager Weltxel waa awakened
by President Welborn at 6 o'clock to con
sult with him In reference to bringing out
the bodies. Mr. Woltxel worked without
sleep for thirty-six hours, directing the
rescue work In and out of the mine, and
bis chief insisted that he rest for a night.
Mr. Weltzel immediately communicated
with the mine from Ktarkvllle by telephone
and ordered Superintendent Morgan to
have the bodies of the dead carried past
the debris of the first heavy fall of coal,
torn down by the explosion and await his
arrival at the mine for further orders.
The work of rescue waa tedious and de
layed by the presence of deadly after damp, ,
which aovupmlatsa 'la- great .quantities In
the ichambera 'off entry J-7. tilops were
necessary to give the air from the port
able to fan a chance to dissipate the after
damp. Where possible the rooms filled
with the deadly gas Were brattlced and
isolated from the entry so that the bail
air waa held Inside. This, of course, waa
only where rooms were known to be with
At 11:15 p. m. word waa received that
rescuera had recovered the last of the
loven men known to be working In the
J entries at the time of the exloslon. The
men still In the mine must be carried over
1,000 feet of badly wrecked passageway be
fore they can be put on the elevator.
National Reseae Party oa War.
WASlilNUTON. Oct 11. A special car,
carrying government experts and miners
trained, in "first aid rescue work," left
Seattle, Wash., today for Starkville, Colo.,
to assist In the work of taking men out
of the Jul ue of the Colorado Fuel and iron
Tne government wor will be under the
direction of George S. Rice, chief mining
engineer, In .charge of tne new station at
Seattle; H. it. Wolfln of the Seattle sta
tion, and J. Q. Roberts, a government min
ing engineer, who Is stationed at Denver.
MADERO, OPPONENT OF DIAZ,
ISSUES MANIFESTO IN TEXAS
Claim Heerst Flection Was Carried
at Point of the Baronet on
Order of Dlaa.
AN ANTONIO, Tex., O-t. ll.-Francleco
I. Madero, tnal-re-electionifct candidate for
the presidency of Mexico against President
Dial in the recent elections, who escaped
Into this country Saturday, has assumed
the leadership of his party here. In a
manifesto Issued yesterday, he caustically
arraigned President Dial as a dictator.
The recent election, the manifesto states.
Was enforced at the points of bayonets and
only after many of President IMax's oppo
nents had been driven from the country
or Imprisoned. v
Madero has been Joined here by his wife
and his private secretary. It la said the
movements of the party are being closely
watched by secret service agents of both
the United States and Mexico.
SOME SOUTHERN CITIES
SHOW GOOD, STRONG GROWTH
Loalsvlll Has Smallest Gala la Popo
latloa of Several Whose t'onnt
is Made Public.
WASHINGTON. Oct. U.-Porulatlon
statistics enumerated in the tlilrt. enth cm
sua were made public today by the census
offto for th following cities:
Louisville, Ky., :'aJ8. an Increase of
' 11.197. or M per cent over JM.731 In
Lexington, Ky., SS.uttt, an increase of 1.730.
or t.0 per cent over ltf.ail in 19.J0.
Chartott. N. C, M,bl an increase of
lfiWa, or SSO per cent uvr lg.tei In 1900
Bureveort, 1.., as.oij, an increase of 12,0:,
or Sll par cent over ftues in lfcju.
GEORGE PATTENJSTATE LARGE
Bachelor Brother of th tlanar
Karlehea Latter aad a Third
CHICAGO. Oct. ll.-The will of the late
Oeorg Patten, grain dealer and brother of
,Jaua A. Patten, filid for piobat today,
disposes Of a lituO.i... entate. The Invotu
ut th property goes to th imitator's
brvthera, James A. and liariy J. Patten.
' After th death uf th latlrr two the
principal Is Jo be divided equally between
Uelr children. The decedent was a ba h
elor. liefur h dlwl ha gat fcJu,uug o
tli bvaastati. 111., bopiial.
, JSBON. Oct. ll.-The provisional gov-
nent Is proceeding steadily - with the
" lopment of its official family. Borne
tea In the cabinet as first announced
in bo necessary.
MADRID, Oct. ll.-Spanlsh monks and
nuns who have fled from Lisbon are ar
riving at Vigo, Babajos and other points on
the frontier. At liabajoi, on the order of
a bishop, the nuns are succored at the
Owing to the pending legislation affect
ing the religious orders the Influx of refu
gees Is embarrassing to the Spanish gov
ernment. Premier Canalejas said today
that the government was moved with pity
to receive the exiled, but that a permanent
Invasion could not be tolerated.
ROME, Oct. 11. Advices mailed from
Lisbon to Spain and thence telegraphed to
Cardinal Merry Del V'al, were received at
the Vatican today, confirming the press
dispatches that had told of the expulsion
of the Jesuits and other religious orders
from the Portuguese capital. Nothing di
rect from Monslgnor Tontl, the Papal
nuncio at Lisbon, had been received, owing
to the prohibition placed on cipher mes
sages by the provisional government.
Father Francis Xavler Wclnz, general of
the Society of Jesuits, today conferred with
the pope and Cardinal Merry Lel Val over
the situation In Portugal. It was decided
to at least save the property of the Jesuits
and other orders.
LONDON, Oct. 11. A news dispatch from
Gibraltar says a suspicious appearing Por
tuguese who came direct from Lisbon has
been arrested there. Since then special
precautions have been taken to guard
Complaints Made . by Dealers and
Builders Move Department of
Justice to Act.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 11. To determine if
there is any foundation for numerous com
plaints received at the Department of
Justice, alleging the existence of a "lum
ber trust," special agents of the depart
ment are Investigating the operations of
many trade associations and other or
ganisations In all parts of the country.
Agents In Minneapolis, M. Paul, Chicago,
St. Louis, Kansas City and smaller cities
in the east have turned In their reports.
Complaints have been reaching the depart
nvent fraoi dealers and builder as wU as
individual consumers, alleging the price of
dressed lumber Is fixed by agreement and
urduly raised by "powerful Interests which
control the lumber industry." Charges of
blacklisting, elimination and competition
and division of territory also are made.
Jury to Find True Bill Against Crip
pen Miss Leneve Accessory
LONDON, Oct. 11. It is probable the
trial of Dr. Hawley H. Crippen and Ethel
Claire Leneve for the murder of the for
mer's wife. Belle Crippen. known by the
stage name of BeJle Elmore, will be opened
In presenting the case to the Jury today
the recorder said he considered it doubtful
that Miss Leneve knew at the time that a
murder had been committed, but recoin.
mended that a true bill charging her with
being an accessory after the fact be
brought against her. A bill in keeping
with this and charging Crippen as the
principal undoubtedly will be returned.
Crippen will b represented at his trial
by Alfred Tobln, unionist member of Par
liament, and Eugene Jenkins. Of the two
mho will look after the Interests of MUi
Leneve, Frederick Edwin Smith Is a lead
ing conservative member of Parliament.
The body unearthed In the eellar of the
home of Dr. Crippen and declared by the
coroner's Jury to be that of the doctor's
wife, was buried today at Ftnchley by the
Music Hall Ladles' Guild. Or. the lid of
the casket a plate bore the simple Inscrip
tion, "Cora Crippen, died la 10,
DIETZ TRIAL IS PUT OVER
Prisoner Has No Attorney and Case
Is Bet for Middle of
HAY WARD, Wis., Oct. . 11. John Diets
Leslie Diets and Mrs. lUttie Diets were
arraigned In municipal court before Judge
Rlordan today. The first charge was
agalnet John F. Diets, Leslie and Mrs
Diets for the killing of Oscar Harp. Dletz
said they had no attorney and the case
was then adjourned until October 18.
Another complaint charged John F. Dleti
with shooting Bert Horrel. This cas wan
put over until October tl.
Dispute Over Parrot Comes
to a Close; Brady Gets Bird
In a frivolous celebration at the home
of T. E. Brady. 4SM Poppleton avenue, the
Brady parrot Tuesday afternoon was llon
txed and f. an led as it never had been
before. The festivity, according to all re
p rts, a as coincident with a tearing of
nalr and sending up of dismal complalolt
in the home of C. F. Oreener at 4K.'l Pierce
street, quite close by.
All of which Is a report of what hap
pened after Justice of the Peace Loni
reversed the replevin which had taken
the parrot out of th Brady household
On a recent occasion the parrot, the
Brady and the Ureener broke into con
siderable notmitriy because Mrs. Oreenur
lodged the replevin suit against the bird,
alleging it was a household fixture of h'
family and had Illegally come into Its ad
dress at Mr. Brady's house.
COMPLETION CERTAIN TO COME
Definite Purpose of Greatest Necessity
to Its Success.'
THEN WORK SECTION BY SECTION
Control of Terminals Vital to Favor
able Result of Scheme.
RAILWAYS ARE NOT NOW ASLEEP
Waterway Will Not Hart Roads, and
This Idea Should Be Eliminated
at Onee Address at
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Oct. ll.-The completion
of the entire lakes-to-the-gulf deep water
ways project waa prophesied by Theodore
Rcosevelt In a speech which he made here
today at a breakfast given him by the
Business Men's league of St. Louis.
Colonel Roosevelt said It was largely oa
account of the Business aen'i league that
he had first come to take an Interest In the
project for Improving ta Mississippi. He
said that his grandfather's brother built
the first steamboat to go down the Missis
sippi and that on the first trip be encoun
tered an earthquake.
"There are people In my own city, es
pecially those who reside in the shadow of
Wall street, who would feel that there was
a certain appropriateness In having an
earthquake when that Roosevelt went any
where, especially west of the Alleghenlea."
Waterways iore to Win.
The colonel said that he felt absolutely
certain that the . es-to-the-guir deep
waterway project would je completed in
time, although It was necessary to go
slowly and perfect the planj for the work.
"When we come ,to improving the water
ways," Colonel Roosevelt continued, "sev
eral things must be taken Into considera
tion. In the first place, have a well
thought out scheme for the entire water
way; Then take It up. section by section,
completing each section. If possible, profit
ing by the experience that each Improve
ment goes to better future methods.
Then we must get proper control of the
terminals, for If we don't the railroads will
get control. If the railroads do get con
trol we can't expect them to act in an
altruistic spirit toward their rivals."
The colonel aaid that the waterway would
not hurt the railroads and that people !
should get out of Uieir heads the idea that I
Bums unr s protrt meant some one's else
"Whenever- tbst l th case." ' he sii'ff
"I d" Tike to lnterfaro with th profit. In
no way do I help th honest busmes man
o much a by opposing th dishonest
A Bust Day Planned.
After an all-night ride from Hot Springs.
Ark., Theodore Roosevelt reached St. Louis
early today, lie was met by Governor H.
S. Hadley and a reception committee of the
Utalness Men's league and waa taken to
Colonel Roosevelt is to stay here until
f n m . Mn....t.- . , . ....
. . rr "v.iiuuj una nis visit nere was
one. After breakfast ha wa.l..
taken for an automnh.i. .... .k.;. "
est park and then , he was the guest of
honor at a luncheon given by the Traffic
This afternoon he visited rhe aviation
field, spoke at Clayton, St. Louis county,
and addressed the school children at Fair
Grounds park. Governor Hadley gave a
private dinner to Colonel Roosevelt to
night The principal address of Colonel Roose
velt was given at the Coliseum tonight
under the auspices of the republican city
and state committees.
On leaving St. Louis tomorrow morning
Colonel Roosevelt will start for home. He
will stop at Peoria, 111., tomorrow to speak
to the Knight of Columbus there, and on
the following day will make several
speeches in Indiana to help Senator Bew
eridge In his fight for re-election. Then he
will go on to New Tork.
Hoosevelt's Speaking Plans!
Colonel Roosevelt will begin making
speeches for Henry L. Mtlmson, republican
candidate for governor in New York, on
Friday, according to an announcement
made here today. Instead of going to
Pittsburg after leaving Columbua, O.,
Thursday, the Roosevelt party will go to
Cleveland, and thence to Dunkirk. N. T
where the colonel will speak at 10:30 o'clock
'Other political speeches will be made at
Jamestown, Olean and Wellsvllle. The
night speech will be delivered at Elmira.
Mr. Roosevelt will arrive In New York
Saturday morning. The morning automo
bile drive here Included a trip to the Coun
try club, where mint Juleps were served.
Grain aad Machinery Baraed.
NEWTON, la., Oct. ll.-(Speclal.)-The
entire crop of oats, estimated at S.00D
Dusneie. on the Chris Herboldt farm, ten
....r. .lumiwesi oi nere, and the traction ;
engine and separator belonging to Ed ,
-.ccuir-, were aestroyed ty fire. Sparks
from the engine set fir to one of the
stacks and the flames apread to the rest
and the machinery.
What ultimately established the parrot
as being In fact a Brady appurtenance, was
th evidence that the Greeners had lost
their parrot June V. whereas the Brady s
naa tne clever Polly In question dating
from June 11. The bird was not asked to I
leatiry for Itself, nor even to appear before
In the heat of the testimony the question
arose as to whether the parrot's language
would permit of Ita admittance into auMere
proceedings. "What did you say Its name
waaT" Juilge Long asked casually.
"His .right nam la Brady," said Mr.
"Ob, well, never mind introducing him,"
the Judge rejoined. By the court's decision
the Greener s are compelled to pay all the
costs of lb trial.
C ' m Wi i
rmm th nllilrhl
PECULIAR RIND OF SCHOOL
Pupils of an Illinois Institution Tell
of Many Whippings.
TEACHER WANTED "GOOD SCOUTS'
Very Serious Alteration Presented la
Evidence Against J. J. Campbell
la a Chicago Coart by
CHICAdO, III.. Oct. it Stories of Ill
treatment were told before Judge Pinckne;
in the Juvenile court todav when nfn hnv
appeared to testify resardlna- th sphr.nl
conducted by John J. Campbell, which was
raided by Human society
iiuuroo,, nu, a lew aajr are, - .
nay uaroner, u yeatrsf. a, tesUXladi.,
Ail or the boya were wrced'aa sleep on the
floor in one room. rWe had no quilts or
blankets. Mr. Campbell slept on a couch
In another room. He told us that such a
life would make good scouts of us. . I
"I was whipped with a piece of 'harness
about fourteen Inches long. W had to
take off all our clothe and be whipped in
th presence of others. Mr. Campbell al
ways laid us over s bathtub so our skin
would be stretched tight. Then he lashed
us till we bled."
. . 1
lnB wltn"" nwea welts across his baclt
and bruises on his legs.
Ray's brother, Bruce, t years old, waa the
next witness. He said he bad been
whipped five times by Campbell because,
as chief cook, be had spoiled some of the
food. He said the achoolmaater beat htm
on the bare back With a hair brush.
"How were the other boys treaud T' in
quired the court.
Whipped for Eating.
"Well, there was Clarence Young. II Is
12 years old. He got ao hungry that he
walked a mile or so and got something to
eat at a farm house. Mr. Campbell locked
him In an attic ail night where the rain
came down on him through a leaky roof.
Then Mr. Campbell took him out and
whipped him, saying "this ought to teach
you a lesson; people will think you are not
getting enough to eat here.' "
. Bruce also displayed welts and bruises
across his back and legs. Paul Van Kohl,
an 18-year-old boy, told of being beaten to
unconsciousness by Campbell.
Witness said Minnie Cummins, a 12-year?
old girl and the only pupil of her sex. at
the school, was taken Into Mr. Campbell's
room many times
"Was she whipped T" asked the Judge.
"I don't know, but she was always cry
ing when she came out," replied Van
The girl will be summoned as a witness.
Campbell was In court with his attorney.
MINERS VOLLEY WITH STONES
Praaslu Polleo Art Compelled
Fire oa Hlddea E nam tea aad
Some A re Hart.
REMSCHEID. Rhlnlsh Prussia, Oct 11.
Miners-who mad a demonstration today
against the new blacklist Issued by the
employment agencies attacked the police
with stone when the officers attempted
to disperse them. The police charged th
crowd repeatedly, using their sabers freely.
Volleys of stones from the windows of
houses fell on the officers, who fired Into
Msny persons were wounded, but the
number of casualties Is not known.
Now is your op
portunity to get a
Ak-Sar-Ben cruih la over.
Th visitors have departed.
Nice rooms ar vacant.
Plenty of them are advertised In
the Bee this week.
They will Just suit you.
For ladies or gentlemen or both,
At your price.
If your room doesn't please you
look over the Bee's list
It will piy you.
Sets Big Cases
for January 3
Date for Hearing is Changed from
November 14 on Request of
WASHINGTON, Oct. 11. When the u
prem court of the United States met to
day the tobacco cases under the Sherman
anti-trust act were reassigned for argu
ment on January S. This was done at the
request of the government. The cases were
set for argument on November 14.
The Standard Oil case, set for rehearing
on November -M. also were reassigned for
hearing n January t. '
. The corporation : e x cases fclao, were set!
for rehearing on January 3. ' 1 ' '
All these cases were heard at the last
term, but were reassigned because of the
desire to have decisions on th qdestlons by
a full bnch.
The boycott and contempt cases arising
out of the injunction proceedings in the
District of Columbia against the American
Federation of Labor by the Buck'a Stove
and Range company of St. Louis, were re
assigned today by the supreme court of the
United States, to be heard on January 18.
They have been set for argument today.
Worked in Iowa
. Carman of Emerson Says He
Gave Sioux City Clairvoyant
$3,800 in Cash.
SIOUX CITY. Ia,. Oct. 11. (Special Tele
gram.) The' police are looking for J. R.
SHerwood, clairvoyant who has been hold
ing forth at 710 Nebraska street for three
weeks. J. R. Carman,' of Emerson, Neb.,
a farmer, reports that he gave Sherwood
$3,(00. Other losses have been reported.
Carman says the clairvoyant proposed that
he put the money In a package and give
It to Carman's. sister for safe keeping, and
that, with the. money in his hand, he
stepped out of the room to get the seal
ing wax. When the package was opened
today, it contained tissue paper.
WOMEN ABHOR ELOPEMENTS
Gretna Green of National Capital Is
Likely to B Closed to
WASHINGTON, Oct. 11. -Women of
Rockvllla, Md., a town so near Washington
and so conveniently and inexpensively
reached as to have become the Gretna
Green of this city, abhor the notoriety It
has gained and have launched a movement
to discourage elopers. Yesterday the women
Joined In a circular to all the ministers of
the town begging that they refuse to
marry a couple that may apply to them
unlesa one or both be known to the min
ister or vduched for by some reputable
Pron. ' ... h. J. as
French Railroad Line is
in Hands of the Military
PARIS, Oct. ll.-The network of railway
lines covering northern Franc and em
braced In the Northern Railroad system,
waa practically tied up today by a strike
of trainmen that developed gradually last
night and In the early hours of today. The
men demand a minimum wage of SI a day
and other concessions.
Traffic to and from this city over north
ern lines Is disorganised. The effect was
immediately apparent on th bours where
railway stocks declined at th opening and
on th Bourse de Commerce, where sugar
Jumped, one franc and flour fifty centimes.
The cabinet met in special session and
voted to place the railroad on a military
basis. A decree will be Issued tomorrow,
and it Is understood the government will
take advantage of the law which permits
It to muster the railway employee into
twenty days service ss rerervlsts, thereby
subjecting thoin to military discipline. It
Is believed the decree will apply this rule
to all railway employes with the view to
preventing an extension of the strike.
There Is much dlssitlsfartlon on the west
ern railroad, where the service has been
disorganised by something in the nature of
CONSPIRACY CHARGE MADE
Chicago Board of Trade Files a Peti
tion Against Railroads.
SEVENTY-SEVEN LINES INVOLVED
Allegations Made that Roads Are li
a Combine to Drive Grain Trans
portation from the Lake
to Hall. y
WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 A conspiracy
on the part of the railroads to deprive
western grain shippers of the advantages
of cheaf?water transportation and drive
the grain transportation business from thit
great ,like is charged in a petition filed
today.ith, the Interstate Commerce com-mhslpn-
tiy. thjeT Chicago Board of Trade. '
The complaint Ik directed against the
Pennsylvania railroad, the Baltimore &
Ohio railroad, the Ne York Central and
seventy-four other railroad lines operating
east of Chicago and other Lake Michigan
and Lake Superior points.
It Is represented that "bv reason of
conspiracy on the part of the defendant
carriers, substantially all means of all-rail
through transportation from Chicago to
New York and other Atlantic seaboard
points, and also all parallel and competing
through lines Of transportation, via the
great lakes from Chicago and other lake
po.nts to Buffalo, and from Buffalo to
New Yorlt and other Atlatnlc seaboard
points, are owned and controlled by the
Recently the freight charges on rraln
received at Buffalo from the lakes called
ex-like were increased from Buffalo to
Atlantic seaboard points.
The Chicago board charges that serious
injury is being done and the Chicago
grain market generally by the advance.
MORE OIL LAND WITHDRAWN
Over 2,600,000 Acres Are Now 8et
Aside In California Wyoming
WASHINGTON, Oct. ll.-To the already
large area of 17,000,000 acres the Depart
ment of the Interior has added 187,000 acres
of land to the enlarged homestead por
tion of Wyomlrg. Under instructions
from President Taft the department has
withdrawn 67,000 acres of oil land In the
state of Calfornla. bringing the total of
land withdrawn on account of oil in that
state to more than 2,600,000 acres.
POSTAL MENJ30 TO SCHOOL
Instruction la Different Branches of
Work at Kansas City
KANSAS CITY. Mo., Oct. 11. Four
sohools of instruction were opened today
in connection with the convention of the
Southwest Postal association. In session
here. The schools were for the Instruction
of postmasters, railway postal clerks, city
carriers and rural carriers.
A discussion of the civil service was one
of the important features of the conven
a passive strike. Should the men on the
western system, the great artery for com
muters go out, business In Paris, already
seriously affected, might be paralysed.
Grave consequence may follow the action
of the cabinet.
1'p to this afternoon comparatively little
violence has been reported, but. as the
telephone and telegraph wires to the north
hav been out there Is some apprehension
In that direction.
Troops occupy the terminus, points along
the railroad lines and are patrolling the
There has been ill-feeling on the part of
the employes for some time, owing to the
refusal of the Northern Railroad .to In
crease the wages of the men to a minimum
of fl a day and to grant other conces
sions. The demsnds of the employes are: A
general increase In wages to meet the
higher cost of living; retroactive applica
tion of the employes' pension law; more
equitable division of work; the granting of
one day off In seven for all employes; dis
tinct employment by the month instead
of by the day.
HUM ED 1101)1 US
Ninety Charred Corpses Recovered by
Tire Rang-ers in Zone of Great
MANY OTHERS ARE LOCATED
Fierce Heat and Gists Prevent tin
Searchers from Workini.
FLAMES NO I.0NCEE DAKGER01-3
Armed Guardi Tatrol Streets oi
RELIEF COIrirNQ IN GENEROUSLY
n nml Inn and Auierli-nn t o:tt:iiun 1 1 '.
Are Kunhina Forward .M ..in j
nail Supplier n Mrlckcn
RAINY ntvrit, Ont. Ort 11. -At va
rious pom' i in the forest fire xonc between
Warrond. M.nn., nnd Kii'n.v River, report
to fire raiiKers Imllerte l.;: hod!i locatoii.
Of thosn ninety have heen recovered, hut
only xtv Identified.
WhMe fires ran Lc seen away to tlm
east and southeast Ihelr 1'ivprc's is not
dnnceroti to human life.
l'lre rangers here complain tlint the
heat of the surface and runes a"l n
therefrom prevent their proceeding far Into
the masses of cli;iit.'.l tree limbs nnd
bunnd underbrush. Tlia air in the devas
tated district Is still smoky, and no fur
ther attempt will bo made to locate ho.lle
until further reinforcements and relief are
Five nur.es, a doctor, f.fty cots ond
thousands of loaves of bread and
thousands of pounds of meat have reached
here from Winnipeg.
Last nlRht tho , streets of Ra'ny River
were patroled by sixty armed guards under
Fire Warden Hurst, and National Guards
men from BemldJI, Allnn.. guarded Old
The funerals of nineteen fir victims
were held here yesterday.
Anrvlvur II ring Reports.
Fd Smith reports tne afoty of several
Rapid River homesteaders. He and Alex
Hanson got Into a root cclUr tnd werj
coir.paratlvely ratty. The Sorenson family
of nine remained In the tenter of their
big cleariiu: and escaped. Swan Olson,
wife and three children csuuped In a root
houec. na did the family of Thedoio
Stebakken. Lara Olaon and Mrs. Olson
Paul Morck, a Baudetts musician, it Is
feared, lost his life. He went out to l-ol
for a homestead and has not been heard
Four men from Davenport, la., out look.
Ing for land, had beou ura return
as they wore ' unfafiilllkYVlth th
woods and the smoke was growing ilen,v
They felt secure, however, Until too late.
They ran a far as they could. One of
them dropped from exhauHtlor: and
perished. The others entered a small pool.
One escaped with severe burns on his face.
Robert Mclnnls of Wanter RoaJ River
and his son, John, 'with a Mrcd man and
a German neighbor were twelve hours lu
th i water.
The burned area is at least thirty-six
miles wide and many of the settlers ore
new to the country. Much of this land
was thrown open to homeKtcad entry this
summer and many of the settlers have
gone In far beyond the roads, where thev
had only a path to reach their place. It
may be months before tliey are discovered,
and some of them may never be found.
Mathlea Says Lose la mall.
Not more than 100 Uvea were lost In the
fires which have swept a sixty-mile stretch
of country. In the opinion of J, A. Mathleu,
manager of the Rainy Rlvr Lumber com
Mr. Mathleu bases his estimate on re
ports received from Investigating parties
who have been over the burned area. He
places the total financial loss at about
10.000,000. In Kpooner and Baudette, ono
and possibly two dead will cover tho fa
talities. At noon today the fire Is well under con
trol in the Ralhy River and the Interna
tional Falls district.
The work of feeding and housing th
refugees is tuklng up the attention of
every one. There are thirty dead in th
morgue here and nearly as many nioro
hav been taken south of the line to
BRAINERD. Minn., Oct. 11 Clementson,
a small settlement ten miles east of Bau
dette, off the railroad, burned yesterday.
Fires are working east along both aides
of the Rainy river toward International
Relief Generoaslr Offered.
Relief la arriving for the stricken people
of Baudette, Spooner and the Rainy River
district. First to come to th anslKtance of
the people was Fort Frances. Ont, with
S300 cash. Six carloads of supplies have ar
rived, two from Virginia, Minn., In charge
of Alderman lloylan and A. II. Herlaxe.
Two carloads of supplies came from Du
luth In charge of Mayor M. B. Collum and
Colonel F. C. Relsch. BemldJI, Minn , tlio
county seat of Beltrami, In which the fire
was o severe, Is also on the ground tilth
two carloads of roods.
Sheriff Hazen with twenty deputies and
Sergeant II. QUI with fifteen men of the
state militia from BemldJI, have taken
charge of the ruin and the erection of tents
and distribution of supplies.
A pall of smoke hangs over the town r,f
Ralney River from burning peat. As the
days pass the real sorrow of the i-ltuatloa
Is only becoming apparent.
WINNIPKG-. Man., Oct. ll.-Actlng upon a
motion passed by the city council, last nip. t,
the board of control this morning expended
I2.0u0 in the purchane of tents and uppll, :
for the survivors of th flre-strleken area
In the Ralney River district. Frank Kerr,
civil relief officer, wsh dispatched to tho
acene and will lend assistance in caring (or
the destitute and Injured.
M'CLELLAND PLEADS INSANITY
Man Charged with Hlgamr at Ma so it
City, la., germs to Have Mar
ried Three Wom-n.
MASON CITY. Ia.. Oct. U. (Special Tel
egram.) Pleading Inianlty from being a
dope fiend, Hubert McClelland hupi a t.j
free himself from a charge of bigamy.
Ills case Is now on in the Floyd county
courts. From evident e Introduced I.e. win
three times married. McCleliai.d U well
known over northern Iowa und southern
Minnesota, where be baa lived.
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