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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 43.
LIVES IN DANGER
HUNDRED AND FIFTY MEN IM-
PRISONED ON A SECTION OF
IS SLOWIY CRUMBLING AWAY
ALL MEANS OF ESCAPE CUT OFF
AND RESCUE SEEMS IM-
NfTEEN MEN 10SE THEIR LIVES
LEVEE ON WHICH SEVERAL
GANGS ARE WORKING
St. Louis, June 9.Word has be en
received here that at 1 o'clock a levee
near Madison, on which gangs of men
were working, gave way and fifteen
men, employes of the American Car
and Foundry works, lost their lives.
About 150 men,' it is reported, are im
prisoned on a section of the levee th at
is slowly crumbling and all means of
escape has been cut off. Word has
be en sent to the St. Louis side to rush
the private yac ht Annie Russell to the
rescue. The Annie RusseJl started to
Elack Walnut yesterday afternoon and
could not force her way against the
current, and it is feared she cannot
make her way to Madison.
Like a Mil! Race.
SL Louis, June 9.Like a mill race
the swollen Mississippi is surging
past St. Louis with a stage of 3S.9
feet, making a rise of one and one-half
leet in the last twenty-four bours. The
government forecast is that the rise
will continue rapid until after mid
night, and then for the next two days
the stage will creep up slowly, prob
ably reach 38 feet and begin to 're-
No word was received yesterday
from the 200 people imprisoned on a
low island at Black Walnut, twenty
five miles northwest from St. Louis,
and in peril of their lives from the ris
ing waters of the Missouri river- Word
was received Saturday night urat the
rescue must be received immediately
or they would be swept away by morn
ing. The river has spread out around
the island with a swift current, and
although eveTy effort has been made
to reach them nothing was accom
plished yesterday, and there has been
no means of communicating with
The Spread Eagle, moored at Alton,
111., above St. Louis, was Irarriedly
manned and storted for the
late Saturday hig^t, but was forced to
turn back at the Bellfontaine bridge.
-VA small steamer from St. Charles
succeeded in reaching Black Walnut
this morning and the 200 imperilled
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persons, cemiveo ana iu great distress
for food and shelter, were taken from
the island in safety. AIL were res
Black Walnut is located in a broad
and fertile valley of the Missouri, and
the land surrounding it is said to be
the richest wheat land in the state.
Aside from loss of life, if such catas
trophe shall occur, the property loss
will be very heavy, as the entire valley
is under water, homes have been
washed away, farms depleted and
The flood stage has broken all high
water stages at St. Louis since May
28, -1858, when the high water mark
was 37.5 feet. The highest mark
known here was reached by the great
flood of June 27, 1844, when 41.4 feet
Just below St. Louis and in the vi
cinity of the Liver Des Peres, is the
little fisherman's settlement of Happy
Hollow. The denizens live in flat
boats for the most p&rt, and until yes
terday had been beyond the ravages of
the flood. But the advancing waters
invaded the tract yesterday and the
inhabitants had to move out hurriedly.
Several Lives Lost.
The Missouri'is doing great damage
at St. Charles and vicinity, twenty-five
miles west of St. Loins. Several deaths
are reported. The big passenger depot
at the end of the suburban electric
line is surrounded by water an,d tot
tering. The trac ks for more than two
miles are deep under water. So swift
a current is washing through the ball
pa rk that it is believed the river is
cutting a new channel.
Most of the farm houses have been
swept "away. All day people in skiffs
were busy trying to save property.
Jealousy Causes Tragedy.
Wheeling, W. Va., June- 9.Jealousy
was responsible tor a tragedy in the
little mining town of Maynard yester
day. Angered because his cousin paid
marked attention to a young wom an
with whom he himself was enamored,
Joseph Seachy shot twice at Michael
Seachy and killed Joseph Kosma, an
innocent bystander who was a close
friend of both.
Cross Atlantic in Dory.
'Gloucester, Mass., June 9.Howard
Blackburn, who has already made two
voyages arcross the Atlantic alone in
small dories, starred yesterday after
noon in his fifteen-foot dory. America,
in a third attempt to cross the ocean,
-with Havre as his objective point.
Killed in Runaway Accident.
San Jose, Mass., June ft. One man
was killed, two persons fatally and
several -others badly injured in a run
away car accident, on tbe Alum Rock
Park Electric railway late last night.
Usually the Case.
"Daughter," said the mother who
was long on Solomonic wisdom, "what
ever you do, don't marry a man with
"W hy not, ma?" asked the beauti
"Because," replied the mater, "it's
doughnuts tp J"dge he'li also possess
a dreamy pocket book."
No one could appreciate
Your patronage better
No one will give you more
attention or can give
When you throw_a dollar
at us von know you
have a string on it.
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CLOUDBURST CAUSES A DESTRUC-
TIVE FLOOD I N SOUTH
WORST PROBABLY NOT YET KNOWN
LOSS TO PROPERTY WILL REACH
$3,500,000 AND MAY GO
DEAD -BODIES WASHED ASHORE
COTTON MILLS DAMAGED, THROW-
ING THOUSANDS OUT OF
Spartansburg. S. June 9Torren
tial rains visited this section Saturday
morning, causing a flood which has re
sulted in great loss of life and in
calculable damage to property.
Though the great flood of water is
passing on to the ocean laden with
debris of every description tnd the
swirling streams are subsiding in the
Piedmont region, the losses of life and
property are increasing, and a con
servative estimate places the property
loss at a little less that $3,500,000. The
most conservative estimate of the
dead is eighty.
At Clifton alone 100 cotton mill ope
ratives are missing and all are be
lieved to be dead. During yesterday
dead bodies were washed ashore here
and occasionally a dismembered limb
would float to the banks.
At Convers thirteen dead are re
ported and forty-one at Clifton No. 2.
At Clifton No. 2 twenty-six homes are
destroyed thirteen at Clifton No. 1,
and twen ty at Clifton No. 3. The loss
at Clifton's three mills will approxi
mate $2, ")00,000.
At Pacolet the loss is nearly $1,000,-
000. The greatest want among the sur
vivors is at Clifton, where
Five Hundred Are Destitute.
At Converse mills, the newest of
Clifton's cluster, the walls were
washed away and the looms loft stand
Reports from Seneca Tiver, near the
Georgia line, are better. The Blue
Ridge road between Seneca and An
derson is intact and the Newry mill is
not badly damaged and will be run
ni ng to-day.
The railroad situation has given
much uneasiness here and throughout
The Southern railway annulled
trains between Columbia and Spar
tanburg, 200 feet of the trestle at Shel
ton having been washed away. The
coast line trestl two miles west of the
city affords the only exit, from Colum
bia to the Piedmont country.
The flood was due to a mighty
cloudburst along the headwaters of the
Pacolet river. The crest of the flood
when it reached Pacolet was sixty feet
high. The mills were located along
the ban ks of the stream.
KILLED BY TURKISH TROOPS.
Band of Bulgarians Wiped Out Near
Salonica.. June 9. A Ixiud of Bul
garian revolutionists wr.s destroyed by
Turkish troops on Saturday at Crado
bar, near this city, fifteen Bulgarians
were killed. Another insurgent band
is reported to have been annihilated
on the railway line near Ristovalz,
Servla, after a six-hours' fight. Sur
prise is expressed that the band was
able to approach so -near-the town.
The insurgents last Wednesday killeed
ten Greek villagers while the latter
were in chiirch at Solovo, near Mon
About Seven Million Islanders Are
Washington, June 9.A report has
been received at the war departme nt
by Gen. Sanger, wfio had charge of
the census in the Philippines, in which
he says the work of taking the census
is progressing. Sanger says the re
ports thus far received indicate a
Christian population of 7,000,000, The
population of Manila is in round num
REFUSES NEW TRIAL.
Jessie Morrison Must Serve Out Her
^eka, Kan., June 9.The Kansas
supreme court has refused to grant a
new trial in the case of Jessie Mor
rison, charged with the murder of
Clara Wiley Castle three years ago.
It is said that Miss Morrison will be
taken into custody at once and re
turn ed to the penitentiary-
THE DAILY PIONEER.
The Binghamton, N. Y., June i*.
factory of the Standard Food company
was burned yesterday. Loss, $50,000.
ALL RESULT OF MISTAKE.
Slayer of Village Marshal Gives Him
Duluth, June 0.The slayer of M. J.
McLaughlin, the village marshal of
Mountain Iron Saturday evening was a
laborer named Sam Berg, and he lies
mortally wounded in St. Luke's hos
pital in Duluth. Ho gave himself up at
5 o'clock ^yesterday morning and was
brought to Duluth in the afternoon in
char ge of Sheriff Butchart. The trag
edy was occasioned by. what is be
lieved to have been a falsehood told by
an intoxicated Italian, it was bo who
complained to Marshal McLaughlin at
Mountain Iron that be bail been held
up and robbed of $100 near the en
trance to the Mountain iron mine, and
this story is believed by the authori
ties. As near as can be learned the
Italian, who recently went to Moun
tain Iron from Ashland, while some
what intoxicated, started into the
mine, which is' an open pit. and was
ordered out. He made sonic sharp re
torts and a right ensued, in which the
Italian ..as beaten- and it is believed
that he fa. ^d tbe siory of tin hold-up
to explain away his battered counte
nance. But Marshal McLaughlin be-
the story and went out in search
of the alleged hold-up men. The result
Was that he was killed by a man who
had never seen or heard of the Italian,
and his slayer is believed to be dying.
JUST LIKE FINDING IT.
South Dakotan Paid a Bill Due Forty
Sioux Falls, S. Br, June 9. That
Uncle Sam always pays his debts, not
withstanding that he sometimes is
very slow about it, is again proved by
the case of Rev. S. H. Stevens, a prom
inent clergyman of Gregory county.
He has ju st received a draft from the
United States government in payment
of a bill which has been duo him for
nearly Jorty yearB. The interesting
feature of the matter is that the
amount was only about $.'50. In carry
ing this trivial sum on the books at
Washington, and in investigating the
claim, there is no doubt the govern
ment' has expended hundreds of dol
lars. The payment is a refund of
money advanced by the clergyman
during the Civil war lor clothing and
traveli ng expenses.
POOR HEALTH AND SUICIDE.
Minneapolis Man Kills Himself at a
North Dakota Cement Mine.
Gramd Fortes, N. 1)., June W.
Skinner, chemist at the Babcock CC
rnent ine west of Hensel. fjbmmi'rod
tmicide by shooting nimself in the bead
i with a revolver, lie has been In poor
health for some time and has been I
desporidvaiL On Thursday he left his
room and took his revolver with him,
staling that he was going to shoot
I gophers. failed to return and the
I body was found Sanirday half a mile
from the mine with a bullet hole in the
I head. His home was in Minneapolis
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY. JUNE 9, 1903. TEN CENTS PER WEEK.
Classification of Radium.
Rurge and Precht, Revue Scion
tffique, have classified radium by the
spectroscope. The most intense lenses
of the spark-spectrum or radium are
rigorously analogous to the strongest of this city in
lines of barium and Its congeners his majesty wil
magnesiu m, calcium and strontium, in view a lur:
They place the atomic weight of ra- rooms in .Mi
dium at 257.8. This high atomic Massachuset ts
Paraffin Oil as Motive Power.
Paraffin oil is about to bo tried as
the motive power for herring fishing
boats on the Moray firth.
DESPERATE MUrtDERER ESCAPES.
With Fellow Prisoner He Swims the
Glasgow, Mont., June William
Hardee, a condemned murderer, killed
Charles Williams, his death watch,
with a rifle he secured in the iail
weight furnishes in part the explana- i ranged and decorated for him and his
tlon of the ease with which its ele
ments split into electrons to produce
Fred C, Sravth. Pres. Thos. P. Smyth, Sec-Treas. D. C. Smyth, Manager.
BEMIDJI MERCANNILE CO.
302 Beltrami Avenue.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
GROCERIES, FLOUR, FEED, HAY, GRAIN, PRODUCE.
Phone No. 215.
Best Patent Flour Re-Cleaned Oats
Whole Wheat Flour Bran
Old-Fashioned Graham Flour Shorts
Fine Corn Meal Cracked Corn
Rye Flour Whole Corn
Oil Meal Corn and Oats
Stock Food OysterShells Ground
lntcnen. He ami the only other pris
oner in the jail then took the keys and
escaped. Both men are well armed.
They swam the Missouri river and arc
surrounded in a bend of that stream
by a posse. Hardee is expected to
light to the death, as he has no hope,
the supreme court having refused him
a new trial.
FINDS MONSTER PEARL.
The Mississippi Yields One Weighing
Forty and One-Half Grains.
Muscatine, Iowa. June A pearl
weighing forty and one-half grain's
was the find of Bert Uoby, a shell
digger in the Mississippi near Mesca
line, l'.e has been offered $2,000 for it.
but refused, holding tin1
pearl to he
worth $3,000. It is the"' largest find
known to have been made in tin so
Montana Ex-Senator Lies Near to the i
Billings. Mont June 0 J5x Senator
B. 1J. Babcock, one of the wcaJIhTcst
and best known Republican politicians
in this section of the country, lies In a
Serious condition at his home in this
city. swallowed several mouth
fuls of formaldehyde under the im
pression that it was distilled water:
Thirteen Cars Demolished and a Min
neapolis Man Injured.
Faribault. Minn.. June II.--A wreck
occurred on the Rock Island one mile I
south of the depot, in this city. Thir
teen freight cars were derailed and
went down a high embankment. They
were smashed to pieces and their con
tents were ruined. James Golrlck, a
Minneapolis coachman, with a fine
team of horses, was in one of the cars.
was seriously injured, but the
horses worn unhurt.
BURGLARS TAKE SAF|L_
Steal It From Second FloorWeighed
Four Hundred Pounds.
New York. Juno !).---A stile weighing
400 '.omuls was carried off by burglars
some time Friday night from a front
room in the Hat of Charles Fox at
193 Varet street, Williamsburg. Fox
owns the house, and with his wife
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their five children and a
occupy a second flat,
burglars climbed up the
his floor. They took
and waistcoat into the
where they rifled tbe poc
his Kold watch and chain
change. Th.-n they opened
off the safi
least ini i
beloiir no use
into the hall.and lugged
There must have been at.
:n II raged in .the cob
ft'b gold watches
ox-i v. and papers of
inybody but the owner in the
HIS SUITE IS READY.
King Leopols Is Really Expected to
Visit America Soon.
Washington, June 9 His royal'
highness. King Letmold of Igium.
will be the guest ot Thomas VValsh
le tab. if tie- health of
permit, and. with 'his
and beautiful suite of
Walsh's residence in
avenue is being ar-
suite. The king will probably come to
this country incognito and for tie- ex-
i press pjirpose ol studying class con
ditions and the numerous enterprises
HIS LOVE IS SCORNED.
Harris Attempts to Kill tbe Object of
His Warm Affections.
Osakis, Minn., June '.).A love affair
resulted in an attempt at taking of
life. George Harris, forty years of
age, paid attentions to a Miss Robert
son..sixteen years old. airainit the Dar-
cuts wishes, sviuie iresstn Ins suit
for the girl's hand, and being denied,
he declared he could not live without
the girl and would tin refare kill her.
He drew a newly purchased revolver
from his poek and began firing, bit
ting the mother three times and lodg
ing a hall in her hip. The gir] received
one bullet in the side, which is harm
less. Harris evaded his pursuers by
wading a slough and lyfrig/iu ambush
all ni! lit. In tiie morning he ga ve
himself up and has been bound over to
the fall term of court.
FLOODS IN IDAHO.
Rapid Melting of Snow in Mountains
Causes Much Dnmage.
Kali: i II, Mont'., June Disa i rous
floods ii Northern Idaho, caused by
the rapid melting now |n the moun
tains is causing considerable trouble!
to the (Vtai Northern railway Lung
stretches oi i
i'a flic er he
Hit, lMviin ut
channels for ils. If
water there was
near hire ,i lake.
under water, i'h
a little slieei
In the night
ip- escape to
front room, I
ihi' trout, i
ha .i i ei
be two v.
i i ,i route
.i dies. lio'Vv have
NO WISCONSIN LYNCHING.
Mob Thins Out ind Sheriff Does Not
Expect Further Trouble.
La isi Wis.. Jum* 9. A npoi
received from Sparta say thai the
"danger of Srimue] Mohtgoin i al
legeil wife murderer, being lynched,
i has passed. The mob has Ij ittnod "'if
and is dispersing. Montgomery is well
guarded by a sipiatl u6 deputies, and
Sheriff Cassels savs that he
anticipate any further troiibh
Lightning Starts the Bhse That Does
Grand Foi K--. I) .uci
M. & X. i'levator.at Conway
by lightning nel bui
standing near was shocki
dered ijncpnscipus. Tin building had
a capacity of r.o.mm bushels and was
empty and closed lor ihe season. It
will rebuilt in time for the crop Uiis
S'jbmer ejed Lake
Blue EjJ.-fli, Minn June
water has pretl well
both forks of the B!i
several places the -:v i
arth river, in
has cut new
During i he high*
a natural curiosity
that was completely
lake in question is
few |K .t
a ha!! rnih
of town known as Brown's lake:
very deep but has nrrvlsible
This was under water while the
was at its higlu st
Crops Are O. K.
i. Alir'ui.. June 'i The cfoip
was trover better in Stevens
All the small grains are in
best of comii! jou and tie- past
Drowned While Swimming.
St. Paul, June 9 John Olsen was
drowned in Lake Vein.us. Bye miles
north of St Paul, He was taken with
a cramp while in sVimming and was
drown* before help could reach him.
Minn June i. M^. J0.
ami Albert 1'irprr of
and Mrs Lena Schwen
were adjudged insane in
court and committed by
Moran to the Rochester
Soii'h Si. Pi
Judge T. V.
Lumber Yard Sold.
Hastings, Minn., June 9. The
Thompson Lumber company has sold
it.s yards in Hastings and Hampton to
the Scanlon-Gipson Lumber Company
Whisky Distilleries of Scotland.
Scotland has 156 whisky distilleries.
All the rest of the kingdom has only