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FIFTY-NINTH YEAR. NO. 308.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1910. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Dead at Rainy River May
Not Exceed One
MANY NOT IDENTIFIED
Three Davenport Men Believed
to Have Perished Names
Are Not Known.
Rainy River, Oct. 11. The loss of
life In the forest fire is now estimated
art less than 100. There are 30 dead in
the morgue here and that many more
were taken to Duluth. The financial
loss may reach $5,000,000. The fire is
now well under control.
Have 139 Bodies.
Rainy River, Ont., Oct. 11. At var
ious points In the forest fire zone be
tween Warroad, Minn., and Rainy Riv
er reports to the fire rangers indicate
139 bodies have been located. Of these
BO have been recovered, but only 60
Last night the streets of Rainy Riv
er were patrolled by armed guards,
and militia from Bemidji, Minn., guard
ed old Baudette.
Davenport cm Caught In Woods.
A number of persons supposed to
have met death in the forest fires are
now reported alive, but the death of
scores of others is confirmed. Four
land seekers from Davenport, Iowa,
whose names have not been ascer
tained, had been urged to return to
town, as they were unfamiliar with the
woodsv' and the smoke was growing
dense. They felt secure, however, un
til too late. They ran as far as they
could. One dropped from exhaustion
and. perished. The others entered a
small pool. One escaped with severe
burns on his face.
Disease Adds to Horror.
Rainy River, Ont., Oct. 11. Disease
has added Its horrors to the suffering
of the refugees from the great forest
fires on the American side of the in
ternational boundary. One hundred
and ninety typhoid fever victims have
been removed from old Baudette to
the newer town and there are several
cases of the disease among those who
sought safety at International Falls.
Estimates of the number of persons
killed by the fire Itself range all the
way from 75 to 400. Most of the con
servative refugees place the number at
a little over 100. There still are abot
2,000 person who fled from the six
towns which were destroyed who have
not been accounted for, but it is
thought that most of these have found j
Bnrntd Area Cronm,
The fire now has burned over a ter
ritory 75 miles in length and about 30
miles in width. This extends from a
Bhort distance west of Warroad to
Stratton, embracing all of the territory
between Red Lake and Lake of the
Woods. In this district are the vil
lages of Baudette, Spooner, Graceton,
Pitt, Myron pnd Malcolm. The last
two named places are small settle
ments In Beltrami county, south of
Three More Towns Threatened.
The towns of Roosevelt and Wil
liams are threatened again, as the
wind Is rising. International Falls also
Is in danger. Several fires have been
burning near this latter town for 36
hours and a high wind would sweep
the flames into the city. A force of
about 50 men worked all last night but
were unable to extinguish the fires.
They were aided by refugees from
towns already burned.
LUMBER TRUST IS
BEING LOOKED INTO
liepnrtment of Justice Will Find Out
If a Combine Actually
Washington, Oct. 11. To determine
If there is any foundation for the nu
merous complaints received at the de
partment of justice, alleging the exist
ence of a "lumber trust," special agents
of the department are investigating
operations of a large number of organ
izations in all parts of the country
connected with lumber.
None of the officials would .admit
that any plan of procedure had been
determined upon or that the investiga
tion had reached the point where legal
steps were in crder. There is author
ity to say, however, that the investiga
tors are looking for violations of the
Sherman antitrust law.
La Follette Is Much' Better.
Rochester. Minn.. Oct. 11. Sena
tor La Follette continues to make
rapid progress toward recovery from
his operation for gall stones. He
is now allowed to sit propped up in
Fair tonight and Wednesday,
tlnued moderate temperature.
Temperature at 7 a. m., 50. Maxi
mum in 24 hours, 71; minimum. 50.
Precipitation in 24 hours, none. Veloci
ty of wind at 7 a. m., 2 miles. Relative
humidity, last evening 53, this morn
St. Paul 16 1
Red Wing .1 .1
Reed's Landing .3 .0
La Crosse 6 .1
Prairie du Chien 8 .0
Dubuque 9 .0
LeClaire.. 3 .0
Davenport -S .2
Nearly stationary stages In the Mis
sissippi river will continue to prevail
from below Dubuque to Muscatine.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 5:22. rises 6:04: moon set?
10:45 p. to.; 2:55 p. m., moon passing
planet Uranus from west to east: 4 p.
m., planet Mercury at greatest elonga
tion west of the sun, IS degrees 3 min
utes. BIG RAIL CASE UP
Arguments Concluded at St.
Paul on Dissolution of Mer
ger of Pacifies.
RATE REDUCTION ENJOINED
Ounnierce Commission Oi Tercel to
Refrain from Com prom ising Ad
vance Made on Lumber.
St. Paul, Minn., Oct. 11. Attorney
C. A. Severance today concluded the
argument in the case now before the
United States circuit court in which
the government is seeking to dissolve
the merger of the Union and Southern
Pacific railroads and allied lines.
Victory lor Roailx.
Judges Sanborn, Hook, Vandaventer
and Adams of the United States cir
cuit court yesterday upheld the find
ings of Master in Chancery F. N. Dick
erson in the suit brought by the Great
Northern and other roads to enjoin the
commerce commission from enforcing
the reduction of lumber rates from
Portland to St. PauTaTcagbTTh'e
decision Is a victory for the railroads.
The rate on lumber from Portland to
St. Paul was raised from 40 to 50
cents per hundredweight by the rail
roads. The interstate commerce com
mission cut the rate to 45 cents, which
it is now. The master in chancery
sanctioned the 50 cent rate.
The rate from Portland to Chicago
is 55 cents and the CO cent rate was
restored 'by the master.
Expert nn A p pent.
The order of the commerce commis
sion expires Oct. 15. It is expected
the roads will leave the rales as or
dered until the case is decided, as it
is likely to be appealed to the United
States supreme court.
CONSPIRACY IS LAID
TO RAILWAY LINES
Chicago Board of Trade Complains
That Grain Is Kept Off
Washington, Oct. 11. A conspir
acy on the part of the railroads to
deprive western grain shippers of
the advantages of cheap water trans
portation and to drive the grain
transportation business: from the
Great Lakes is charged in a petition
filed today with the interstate com
merce commission by' the Chicago
board of trade.
TAFT HANDICAPPED '
IN THE OHIO FIGHT
BY WALTER J. FAHY.
(Special Correspondence uf The Argus.)
Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 9. Can
President Taft influence the election
in his home state? It might be re
garded as a foregone conclusion that
he could, because he is the leader
of the republican party, a native son
of Ohio. Yet there is considerable
doubt in the minds of many republi
cans whether the president can be
of any assistance.
The fact of the matter is. Presi
dent Taft is practically unknown in
Ohio. That seems like a strange
statement, but it is a fact neverthe
less. He has been so situated
throughout his entire public career,
that he is entirely out of touch with
party affairs in the state in which
he was born and in which he holds
a voting residence.
Ohio is not unaccustomed to pres
idents. Grant was born here; Hayes
was born here, and lived here all
his life; Garfield was born in Cuya
hoga county, and his - family still
lives here; McKinley was known in
every hamlet and city in the state.
Not Popular la Birth Place.
Taft was born here, too, but he
is unknown here, and there is very
grave doubt whether he is popular
This question of the popularity of
the president is going to prove lm-laudienpe y4ftL&ed weakLc
Roosevelt, in St. Louis
Speeeh, Says it Will
NO CALL FOR HASTE
Ex-President in Conflict With
Taft on State Rights
Talks of Presidency.
St. Louis, Oct. 11. Roosevelt reach
ed St. Louis early today. He was met
by Governor Hadley and a reception
committee and taken to breakfast.
The program of the day Includes an
automobile ride through Forest park
and luncheon by the Traffic club
This afternoon he will visit the avia
tion field, speak at Clayton and ad
dress school children at Fair grounds
Hndley nn 1 1 out.
Governor Hadley will give a pri
vate dinner to Roosevelt tonight. The
principal address will be given at the
Coliseum tonight under the auspices
of the republican city and state com
Boost for Ilerp Walrnray,
The completion of the entire lakes
to-the-gulf waterways project was
prophesied by Roosevelt in a speech
he made here today at the breakfast
given him by the Business Men's
league of St. Louis, but before enter
ing upon the project several things
must be considered. The scheme must
be well thought out, then taken up
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portant in this campaign because
of the purpose of campaign speak
ers to appeal to the voters to roll
ip a big majority because William
Howard Taft is a native son.
The republican ticket has a hard
row ahead of it. At the opening of
the republican state campaign at
Kenton, Ohio, there was evidence of
indifference when the president's
name was mentioned which has set
the politicians thinking.
The presiding officer on that occa
sion had an extremely difficult time
trying to make his audience realize
that it was up to them to cheer the
president. He referred to "that dis
tinguished native son" without ever
getting a return; he7next designated
the president as the "pride of Ohio
who now occupies the White house'
and still not a pair of hands were
brought together; he next used the
simple term "the president of the
United States" and there continued
that same painful silence.
Not at All Hnthaalaittle.
Finally the speaker started him
self off in another sentence which
he .wound up with the president's
full name. By that time the hundred
or more prominent members of the
party on the speaker's platform re
alized that someone had to break the
ice, and so they started a round of
applause in which a few of the
S " ) (Cw'iWV) sZyfe-s rfww&M
NEW ANGLE IN
Found That Quantity of Explos
ive Was Stolen from Army
Stores at Frisco.
LOS ANGELES. PLOT CLUE?
Believed That It Was Taken for the
Purpose of Blowing Up the
San Francisco, Oct. 11. Army of
ficials of the presidio have given a
new turn to the hunt for the Los
Angeles dynamiters today when they
laid before the civil authorities their
findings in the investigation into the
theft from the reservation of a quan
tity of dynamite.
Four days before the Times build
ing was destroyed. 20 sticks of dyna
mite, 50 feet of fuse and half a box
of percussion caps were stolen from
the presidio quarry. With the ex
plosives were several expensive in
struments, but none of the'm were
Mlttht Hove neon Shipped.
It is the belief of the army officials
civilians were responsible for the
theft and that the dynamite, which
was stolen from the work box, was
conveyed to one of the north shore
docks where it could easily have
been smuggled aboard a boat.
ELY MAKING ONLY
Aviator Covers but 11 Miles in Sec
ond Day of Time Set for Flight
to Xcw York.
Indiana Harbor, Ind., Oct. 11. Eu
gene Ely, aviator, alighted two miles
south of hereUate yesterday afternoon,
having covered hut 19 miles of his pro
posed Chicago-New York flight. He
declared his engine is working badly.
The machine was damaged in the de
scent. He started yesterday from Bev
erly Hills, 111., on the southern out
skirts of Chicago.
Biplane is Wrecked.
St. Louis, Oct. 11. While attempt
ing to make a sharp turn at an alti
tude of 25 feet yesterday afternoon,
Ralph Johnstone, in a biplane, lost his
balance with 'he machine and fell. He
was slightly bruised. The biplane is
Walter Brook Ins made the third of
his sensational nigh spiral glides In
St. Louis from an altitude of nearly
Banker Pleads Not Guilty.
La Crosse, Wis., Oct. 11. Guy Roe,
alleged accomplice of Phil Allen in
bank frauds at Platteville, Wis., to
day plead not guilty. His trial will
take place later at Madison.
JOIN FORCES TO
ME IOWA DRY
Des Moines, Iowa, Oct. 11. The
Iowa Anti-Saloon league and the Iowa
Constitutional Amendment association
have joined forces and will fight for
the election of prohibition candidates
to the legislature with a view of mov
ing for a constitutional prohibition
Evidence of Plot to Slay
Portuguese King at
A SUSPECT ARRESTED
Uneasiness Grows in Spain, At
tempt to Overthrow Mon
archy Being Expected.
London, Oct. 11. A dispatch from
Gibraltar says a suspicious appearing
Portuguese, direct from Lisbon, was
arrested at Gibraltar. Since his ar
rest special precautions have been tak-
en to guard, King Manuel.
Madrid, Oct. 11. Premier Canalejas'
warning to parliament that the agita
tion of the clerical and anti-clericals
among the workingmen is likely to
plunge Spain into a civil war has noi
served to case the mind of the public,
which daily is discussing the possibili
ty that the flames of revolution will
overlap the Portuguese frontier and
ingulf their own country.
The reported message of Alejandro
Lerroux, chief of the republicans at
Barcelona, to Provisional President
Braga of Portugal, "Start your revolu
tion. We will take care of ours," is
widely printed in the radical, press as
indicating republican plans for an up
rising. Drenri the 13th.
The government feels the deepest
anxiety at the approach of Thursday, I The Standard Oil case, eel for a re
Oct. 13. which Is now popularly known hearing Nov. 14. was also reassigned
as "Ferrer day," when it is feared that for hearing Jan. 3.
RATES UP AFTER THE
(Special Correspondence of The Argus.)
Washington, Oct. 9. The tip Is out
that as soon as the November elections
are over the interstate commerce com
mission will permit the railroads to
increase many freight rates. Should
such action be taken before the con
gressional elections are held It would
unquestionably benefit democratic can
didates. The railroads have filed notices of
increases which, if permitted to go
into effect, would increase the annual
profits of the railroads by about $300,
000,000. This figure is based on cal
culations made by the interstate com
merce commission. It is not believed
the commission will give its sanction
to all of the advanced rates desired by
the railroads. No one believes the
railroads ever had any such expecta
tion. It has become the habit of the
railroads to ask for a great deal more
than they expect, In order to create a
situation whereby the commission may
grant only a portion of the advances
asked for and thus gracefully escape
from the charge of being too liberal
with the railroads.
Working practically unnoticed by
the people, the railroads have been
systematically increasing rates ever
fcinxa ths jtasoBja of. Lha Jlajibiua
the manifestations marking the first
anniversary of the execution of Pro
fessor Ferrer will develop rioting,
lneaalneaa In Barcelona.
Barcelona, Oct. 11. A state of in
creasing excitement reigns In Barce
lona. The success of the revolution in
Portugal appears to have fanned the
fire of rebellion that has smoldered
since the furious outbreak of a year
There Is the greatest animation in
the streets. The people pretend not
to notice the patrols and civil guards
which are being strengthened gradu
ally in preparation for eventualities on
Oct. 13, the anniversary of the execu
tion of Professor Francisco Ferrer.
TOG HANY DEER
Dietz May Be Prosecuted for
Slaughtering Animals in
Violation of Law.
CARCASSES IN HIS HOME
Outlaw Asks Mayor Seidel of Mil
waukee to Engage Clarence Dar
row to Defend Him.
Hayward, Wis., Oct. 11. John, Les
lie and Mrs. Hattle Dietz were ar
raigned today. Dietz said they were
not ready for examination, having no
attorney, and the case was adjourned
until Oct. IS.
Deer Snrt Xew Trouble.
Chippewa Falls, Wis., Oct, 11. Five
game wardens passed tnrougn nere
yesterday enroute to Winter, to make
a seizure of five deer carcasses found
in John Dietz's storehouse at Cameron
dam, following his surrender Satur
The game wardens were Instructed
to prepare formal charges against
Dietz for violating the game laws.
Dietz, when asked by a deputy sher
iff why he had bo much venison on
hand, replied that he was worked
overtime to keep a supply of jerked
venison to present to the newspaper
correspondents who visited his home.
"Kncllr Chain" to Help.
Aurora. 111., Oct. 11. City Clerk Wil
liam J. Flannlgan, a close follower of
the troubles of John F. Dietz, has be
gun an "endless chain" country wide
movement to get funds to pay for the
defense of Dietz In the several cases
that are to be brought againtt him In
The city clerk will write letters to
10 of his friends asking them to send
nidhey to Dietz at Winter, Wis., and
to write similar letters to 10 of their
friends, and so on.
Want I)nrrovr nn Lawyer.
Milwaukee, Oct. 11. Mayor Emil
Seidel has received the following tel
egram from John F. Dietz, dated Hay
"Please get me competent attorney,
Clarence Darrow preferred. Advise
me as soon as possible.
"JOHN F. DIETZ."
"I shall take the matter up with Mr.
Darrow at once," said Mayor Seidel,
"to find out whether he can take
charge of Mr. Dietz's case."
BIG CASES ARE SET
FOR HEARING JAN. 3
S. Supreme Court Avta on To
bacco and StAnila.nl Oil Suits
Washington. Oct. 11. When the su
preme court of the United States met
today tobacco cases under the Slier
man antitrust act were reassigned for
argument Jan. 3. This was done at
the request of tbe government. The
cases were set for argument Nov. 14.
amendment to the Interstate com
merce act in 1900. According to the
report of Interstate Commerce Com
missioner Knapp, freight rates on coal
have advanced 3 cents a ton; pig iron.
cents per ion; case iron pip
cents per ,on: grain and grain prod
ucts. 2 cents per 100 pounds; packing
house produces, 3 cents per 100 pounds,
etc., etc. Transcontinental rates have
been advanced from 3 to 30 per cent.
Advance Mmr Jntiunrj-.
Since Jan. 1, 1910, the rates on wool with 722,339 members, the expend i
from St. Iouis and Duluth to New'tures the past three years were $27,
York have advanced 17 per cnt; on j or,7.2.".0. and that for bencvoleneoe, $?,
grain and grain products from St. . 7i4,out was expended.
Louis to New Yelk, IS p-r cent, and
from Chicago to Now York, 30 per
cent; fresh mcaia. Missouri river
points to Chicago, lfi per cent; Mis
souri river points to East St. Louis, 23
per cent. TlV.se are only a few ad
vances since Jan. 1.
The recent hearings of th? commis
sion have shown the necessity of a
physical valuation of railroad proper
ties. The railroads sent their experts
before the commission with a mass of
figures and evidence to show the value
or cost of reproducing their physical
properties. It is on such data data
supplied by the railroads that the
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ANY ARE MOW
Poisonous Gases Found
in Every Part of Stark
BODIES BROUGHT OUT
Condition Indicates Death Was
Caused by Force of the
Starkville. Col.. Oct 11. Fifty-four
hours after the explosion in the Stark
ville mine the first of the bodies of the
victims was found by searchers when
two were located 1,200 feet from the
mouth of the mine. Later la the morn
ing eight more bodies were found.
The condition of the bodies indicates
the men were killed instantly by the
The work of rescue is tedious and
delayed by the presence of the deadly
afterdamp, which has accumulated in
.Manner of Death Dbowa.
Starkville, Colo., Oct. 11. Th5 bod
ies of the first two victims of Satur
day's explosion, recovered last night,
were brought out to Starkville this
morning. The appearance of the bod
es bore out the report the men had
been killed by the force of the explo
Hope Faded at Mgbt.
Starkville. Col., Oct. 11. As dark
ness settled last night over the en
trance to the Starkville mine the hope
that had buoyed up the watchers at
the pit mouth throughout the day that
some of the fifty or more men entomb
ed there would be found alive grew
faint and gloom settled again over the
Yesterday morning the experts at
the head of the rescue party we re con-.fld-"!jtL.tiiat
Sornf! "f thf men walled in
by Saturday night's explosion were
alive. They believed the portable fan
forcing pure air Into tbe workings
would keep the men in the extreme
southern portion of the mine alive un
til they could be reached, but as the
day rescue party slowly tumbled out of
the slope at night one glance at their
faces told the watchers that hope was
Found Cimmrm Worse.
After a day of hard work In the face
of constant peril, the rescue party
penetrated the mine workings nearly
12,000 feet, or within 900 feet of the
Instead of finding the mine clear of
debris and afterdamp at this point, the
workings were found to be badly
wrecked and poisonous gases were
BOYS ARE TOLD OF
Pupils of Campbell' School" Raid
cI by Humane Officers, Xi Court
Chicago. Oct. 11. Stories of shock
ing ill-treatment were told in the Juve
nile court today when nine boys ap
peared beforo Judge 'Pinrkney to tes
tify regarding the school conducted by
John J. Campbell, which was raided bv "
humane society nzents at Channahon.
III., a few days ago. They declared
they were not given c-nough to eat. and
one boy who ran away to a farm house
for food was confined In a leaky shed
and beaten with a plce of harness
leather. The heavy leather was used
as an instrument of punishment on
all boys who came under Campbell's
disfavor, according to the testimony.
CHURCH SPENT MILLIONS
IieHirts on financial Affair of Con
grcgntionnlit.H An IUal.
Poston. Oct. 11. The National
Council "of thn Congregal lonal church
es today held Its first business ses
sion. For a moderator to preside over
the council the next three years Rv.
Dr. Hojnton r.f Brooklyn, was elotcd.
Reports show there are 3.1 Congre
gational churches In the 1'nited State:?
Keep Arms From Minors.
Des MoiiK'h, Oct. 11. In order to
protect the song birds the game war
den In his report recommends a law
prohibiting the use of .firearms by mi
nors. G. 0. P. COMMITTEE
Springfield, III.. Oct. 11. The repub
lican state central committee today or
ganized by tho reelection of the old of
ficers. Roy O. West of Chicago, chair
man, and Edward St Clar of Ottawa,