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When one reads of wild animals hud
*dled together with human beings, their
natural hostility and fear, quenched by
the horror of the situation, we realize
something of the agony through which
the more sensitive nature of man must
have passed. When one hears of the
mothers burned to death with their
babies on their breasts and strong men
calcined to a cinder while endeavoring
to shield their children, sentiments of
human life are stirred within us too
poignant to be called simply pity.
"Brother, it's hell down there." said
Hot Springs, Ark., Oct. 10.—Theo
dore Roosevelt placed himself on rec
ord here today as opposed to the
Tiew expressed by President Taft, on
one phase of the work of conserving
and developing the natural resour
He declared that the federal gov
ernment should do all it legitimately
could to assist in the reclamation of
the great swamp areas of the Miss
issippi valley. In a speech at the na
tional conservation congress in St.
Paul Sept. 6, President Taft said he
believed the work should be done by
the states, and that he depreciated
the idea that the government should
do it.
Col. Roosevelt made his remarks
in connection with a speech on "New
Nationalism," in which he urged the
power of central government be ex
tended to deal with present day
After being welcomed to Hot
Springs by Governor Donaghey and
reception committee, Colonel Roose-
Special Trains and Troops Rushed
to Help Victims
Impossible to Estimate Number of
Deaths at Present Time
Dramatic Story Told by Engineer of
the Duluth Express
Winnipeg, Man., Oct, 10.—Later ac- I ever, was 'burned like a Hash. When
counts of the fire which is devastating I we pass through all the territory near
the Rainy River district do not dimin- the track had burnt down and was
ish but increase the horrors of the sit
Forest fires there have been before
and loss of life also, but nothing in
the slightest degree approaching the
present catastrophe in the universal ruin
it has inflicted upon a large section of
the country, and the unimaginable suf
fering it has brought upon thousands
of innocent people, men, women and
Engineer George Smith of thtf Duluth1
express, when a reporter swung into
the tender of the engine' one minute af
ter it arrived here today. His train
brought many rfugees from the scene
of the conflagration.
"If she keeps on the way she is doing
there i« going to be mighty little left
of the population of that part of Min
nesota," he said. "She has quieted
down a little, but it just needs a puff!
merely smouldering. We came through
at three o'clock this morning, and the
small red flames from the smouldering
piles of Iocs looked like a real picture
of the Inferno through the clouds of
smoke which rolled across the path of
the engine. All the ties of the road
have been charred, and the country is
level with the tracks."
Many Are Dead.
Rainy River. Out., Oct. Id.-—The
country between Warroad and I'eau
dette is undoubtedly strewn with
charred corpses. Three days have
passed, and hundreds of members of
well known settlers and families have
not been heard from. Four entire fam
ilies were found dead near Heaudette.
ind searchers believe farther in the
interior the sights to be met will be
appalling. Only fifty men are out in
vestigating conditions, and there should
be hundreds. Put the ground is so
hot it is impossible for anyone to
travel far over it, and even experienced
woodsmen are in here tonight dismay
Only 1-1 bodies have as yet been
brought to Heaudette, and 1! bodies
have been seen along Rapid River. One
hundred and ninety typhoid fever pa
tients have been removed from Old
Heaudette to shacks in New Heaudette,
and they are suffering for necessities
and many will die.
of wind and she is back again as bad liams were threatened again tonight, as
as ever. There is one nwid thing—it
cannot come near one of the lines of
railway again, for all the timber in that
section is burned away. For miles
around, near Beaudettc and Spooner,
where there were large tracts of bush
before this, it is now as level as a
prairie. Everything is wiped out. The
wind went at such a terrific rate that
it had no time to burn anything but
that directly in front of it. All the
cl arred tree trunks which lie along the
tracks always lay away from the dir
ection in which the wind was bloing.
Everything is burnt, even the earth
around the trees. There have been for
ests in that part of the country for such
a long time that the earth there is kind
of peaty, and hen a tree fell over with
the force of the wind it began to burn
even to the roots and the earth around
the roots.
"From where we were in the engine
it seemed that every lumber mill in the
country had been burning, except that
of the Shevlin Mattheiti Co.. which is
quite safe. It was only built this spring
and is one of the finest mills in Am
erica. All the lumber in the yard, how-
The towns of Roosevelt and Wil-
the wind is rising. Thousands of refu
gees from Pitt, Spooner and Heaudette
have been taken to International Falls.
At Ranier, Virginia, Duluth and a in
River fully 5.0T0 people are homeless.
International Falls Threatened.
Fort Frances. Ont.. Oct. UK—Forest
fires threaten International Falls, i?.0(M)
IMipulation, across the river from Fort
Frances. Several fires haven been burn
ing near International Falls for 36
hours, and a high wind would sweep the
fires into the city. A force of about
fifty men worked all last but
were unable to extinguish the fires.
Rushing from one spot to another, they
were able to render the city safe in
any threatened quarter, and fires re
peatedly broke out immediately behind
This morning Mayor Berg wired the
governor of Minnesota for military aid
as there are not enough available men
here to adequately protect the city.
The 225 refugees from Spooner and
Heaudette manifest great apprehension.
They are being sheltered in Interna
tional Falls' homes. Men refugees have
joined the fire fighters. Late trains
velt went to the fair grounds. The
reception committee was composed
of 900 men from all over the state.
Roosevelt's entry to the grounds was
inconspicuous and the crowd did not
know he had arrived until he appear
ed in the grand stand. Sixteen hund
red achool children, dressed in red,
white and blue costumes, and arrang
ed to represent the flag, were seat
ed in the grand stand. They sang
"America" and "Dixie." Confederate
veterans in gray uniforms were seat
ed on one side of the stand, in front
of the children, and on the other
side were some Grand Armk veterans
in their blue uniforms. Governor
Donaghey introduced Colonel Roose
velt, and although he is a democrat,
he said that everyone ought to give
the colonel moral support. He said
that perhaps the people of Arkansas
might not have agreed with the col
onel in all he had done, but that ev
ery American citizen would agree
with hom "in the mighty struggle he
is making for purity in private life
and more honesty in public life.'
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ii'ihv fi'i'in tin- we-t augmented the
number of refugees iti(l more are ex
Special Relief Train.
Starkville, Colo., Oct. 10.—As dark
ness settled tonight over the entrance
of the Starkville mine the hope that
had buoyed up the watchers at the
pit mouth throughout the day, that
none of the fifty or more men en
tombed there would be found alive,
re faint, and gloom settled again
over the silent crowd.
St. Paul. Minn.. Oct. Hi.—\ relief
train left St. Paul at 1« o'clock to
night for the forest tire zone in north
ern Minnesota. Governor Kberhart I Th only starter in tin- Chicago
and Adiutant funeral !•'. I'.. Wood are Post-New York Time aerial race to
on the train, which will arrive at In- New York from Chicago, is Kugciic
tcrnational Falls tomorrow morning
two Red Cross nurses from Minneapo
lis are also on board. Three carloads
of tents and tools are in the train.
Twenty national guardsmen will board
the train at Rcmidji. the remnant of the
Hemidji company which left yesterday
for duty in the fire rone.
Conditions Improving.
Rainy River, Out., Oct. HI.—Rainy
River is comparatively quiet tonight,
tin danger threatening with a south
wind having at least temporarily dis
appeared. Refugees from Heaudette,
who have crowded this place since
Friday, are gradually thinning as trains
are carrying them east and south. Five
doctors, fifteen deputy sheriffs and thir
ty men of company, Hemidji state
militia, are here.
Fugitives at Warroad.
Warroad, Minn., Oct. Id.—Warroad
tonight is overcrowded with fugitives
from the lire-stricken district near here
and hotels, boarding houses and even
private dwellings are packed to their
utmost capacity. Mayor Moodv made
arrangements for the use of the opera 4
house, which at least will afford tem
porary shelter for the unfortunate peo
ple who are forced to llv from their
homes. At seven o'clock tonight the
relief train sent to Saloloti by the
CJreat Northern reached Warroad with
about _'dd refugees. Without exception,
they had to tly on such short notice
that they had little but the clothing on
their backs. Exhausted women carry
ing children in their arms, and lead
ing others, had run as much as five
and six miles through dense smoke
and burning embers to reach the rail
way tracks. The train came in through
fire that burned right up to the track,
on both sides, and in some cases the
passed over blazing ties. About
a dozen stubborn ones, who refused to
leave their homes, were left behind,
and it is feared some of them will
never be seen again alive.
This morning the experts at the
head of the rescue party were con
fident that some of the men walled
in by Saturday night's explosion were
alive. They believed the portable fan!
forcing pure air into the workings
would keep the men in the extreme
southern portion of the mine alive
of the entombed men. As the silent! ents, who visited his home.
nods of the rescue party told that
no bodies were expected to be found
until late tonight, the mothers gath-!
ered their little ones and settled to
wait and watch through the night.
Ne York, Oct. 10, 1910.—George
Wright, "The Literary Burglar" as
sentenced today to 21 years in Sing
Sing. In nearly every house he rob
bed Wright left a note, commending
the owners for the quality of the tfl
ver a Jewelry he had taken, or
abusing them wben the plated ware
he discovered not worth carrying
Kansa City, Mo„ Oct. 10.- In his
first tight since Ad. Wolgast stripped
him of his championship laurels, Hat-
Nelson as clearly the master of
hisopponent. Before the first round
had gone a minute it as obvious
the battler had grounds fof~ his claim
that he could "come back."
re was not a moment during the
fight when Nelson appeared tired.
was light on his feet and hit from all
angles with great force.
Boston, Mass., Oct. 10.—Four hours
of deliberation by the committee of
four appointed by the democratic
state convention to a me candidates
for governor and lieutenant governor
of Massachusetts ended tonight in
a deadlock over a vote to name Con
gressma Eugen N. Fos or former
Assistant Secretary of he Treasur
Charles S. Hamlin, for the head of
he ticket. Eac an received two
Six a were suggested for the
fifth of the committee who
was to be chosen by but a dad
lock resulted in each case and the
committee adjourned until tomor
until they could be reached, as wardens passed through here today cently heaped upon him. with the sin
he day rescue party stumbled route for Winter to a a seizure gle exception of this re a
ly out of the slope tonight one glance
at their faces told the watchers that Dietz' storehouse Saturda evening at ers, and the fact ttiat methods em
hope as almost vain. Camero dam following his surrend-, ployed by the interior a
After a day of hard work in the.er a me wardens re instructed may irritate certain individuals, is
face of constnt peril, the rescue party to prepare formal charges against' concerned, it does not disturb me at
pentrated the mine workings nearly Dietz for violating the game laws. all. he a in question with me is
12,000 feet, or within 900 feet of Dietz, when asked by a deputy why whether the policy I am pursuing is
imprisoned nearest the main en- he had so much venison, replied he right or wrong."
trance. All day long the hills facing was rushed overtime to keep a sup-i Snator Robert L. Owen and Con
the mine w^re dotted with groups of ply of Jerked venison on hand to pre-1 gressman Chas. Carter, both of whom
women and children, waiting for news to he newspaper correspond- Ire of Indian blood, a a speeches
Seattle, Wash., Oct. 10.—Secretary
of the Navy George von L. Meyer,
who is swinging around the coast line
of the United State% inspecting naval
stations, arrived in Seattle last night.
Secretary Meyer put himself on rec
ord as favoring the purchase of Pacific
coast coal stations for coaling, provided
a coal can be found that will stand the
naval test. Such a test will be made
Secretary Meyer said:
"It would save the department half
the cost of coal if it could be bought
on die Pacific coast instead of being
brought around from the Atlantic."
H. Kly. He is known as a daring
aviator and can be counted on to
strive for the- $2.",000 prize, in addi
tion to which the sum of $5,000 has
bepn offered by Clifford H. Harmon.
By Associated Press.
St. Louis, Mo.. Oct. 10.—Each of the
five local sporting writers in com-
tling Nelson here tonight won from mentin on yesterday's American
Monte Dale of Denver, alter three [league base ball games between he
„, ,„ K.rh(i„„ I Cleveland and St. Louis teams charge
rounds of fighting.
a a a
At the end of the fourth round .allowed Lajoie to obtain hits.
Dales' seconds threw up the sponge object of this, it Is charged as
in order to save their man from a ,to enable him to score re hits dur
iknockout Dale broke his left arm the season than were credited to
in the second round of the fight and
It was for this reason his seconds
said, they stopped the light.
Cobb of Detroit. Lajoie Is credited,
by the official scorer as being at he
out each a me of the double-header.
Eac time he obtained a hit. In he
a he is also given a sacrifice
In explaining his playing, Lajoie
said: "After I made my first hit, a
clean drive to center for re bases,
St. Louis men played deep, ex
pecting me to pound he ball out
every time. I fooled right along
1 am certain the pitchers did their
best to deceive me."
Muskogee, Okla., Oct. 10.—An im
mense audience of whites, Indians and
negroes tonight heard Secretary of
the Interior Ballinger discuss he
question that eonfroins the govern
ment in winding up the affairs of
the five civilized tribes of Oklahoma.
Mr. Ballinger spoke at the opening
session of the national Indian con
gress. The congress a the be
ginning of one of the most represen
tative gatherings of the red men
ever held, as the principal chiefs of
eighteen different tribes re presnt.
Hut re of the could under
stand the words of the speaker
Mr. Ballinger said that today it is
not a question of trying to conserve
the Indian is an Indian, but. to con
serve him into the class of citizen
ship in which he belongs. he secre
tary said he is opposed to government
control over the Indians who is en
titled to the rights to citizenship.
In his address Mr. Ballinger avoid-
Chippawa, Wis.. Oct. 10.—Five a me ed any reference to he criticisms re-
five deer carcasses found in "So far as criticism from outsid-
he remaining session of he congress
will be entirely in he a of he
Santa Ana. Cal., Oct. D.—Taken un
awares at the close of religious ser
vice in the jail here today. Sheriff
Lacy and Miss Giristian Kerl, a mis
sionary, were thrown into a cell by
two prisoners, one an alleged murder
er and the other held on forgery
charge, and held for nearly one
while the prisoners escaped. The fugi
fives, Rosario Sianz and Alenno Nar
ais, are being pursued by a posse. Boeh
are armed with rifles taken from the
sheriff's office and a battle is expected
before they are recaptured.
I By Associated Press.
Indiana Harbor Ind., Oct. 10—Eu
lily. the. aviator, alighted In a
field two miles south of here late
this afternoon after having covered
but nineteen miles of his proposed
I Chicago-New York flight.. Ely an
that he would not attempt to
I resume his flight until tomorrow Ho
said his engines were working badly.
and that the aeroplan had been dara
I aged in a in the assent.
Lexington, Ky., Oct. 11.—Joan, the
property of Captai David Shaw, of
Cleveland, O., won the Transylvan
ia stakes, $5,025, feature of the grand
i-imiit harness races here today i:i
straight heals in the (list of which
she broke the world's record for four
year old trottin tillics, going tile mile
in 2:05 :i-l, half a second better than
her own race record inside at Colum
bus. O.
Joan defeated the best field of the
year, Including Dudie, Archdal and
billy Burke.
Washington, Oct. 10.—After the I
oath of office ns associate justice
was administered today to Charle E.
Hughes of New York, the re
court of the United State adjourned
until tomorrow out of respect to the
memory of the late Chief Justic Mel-|
ville W. Fuller. he court was int
session only eight minutes
Every available seat in the little I
court room as occupied by relatives
and others especially interested in
the events of the opening day. At
torney General W am and Sec
retary Nagel represented fhe cabi
Aberdeen, S. I)., Oct. 10.—Before
the examiner, C. R. Hillyer, of the
interstate commission, the
of he railroad commission
of North and South Dakota, represen
tatives of commercial bodies of Min
neapolis, Duluth, Superio a he
South Dakota Miller's club, and attor
neys for Sout Dakot a railroads are
arguing the reasonableness of advan
ed grain rate which commission sus
pended until Novembe 1, and he
charge of Sout Dakota that the rates
in this state a re higher than in North
Dakota for he a me distance
By a ruling of the a in the two
cases have been consolidated, a the
testimony up by W Ellis,
commercial council, showing that the
Milwaukee road faces deficit of a
million on he South Dakot a share
of traffic cost and the more business
the greater the loss—therefore the
need for a raise.
In North Dakot a there is less busi
nes and the cost of handling it is
greater need for a raise re To
morrow the a testities.
St. Paul, Minn. Oct. 10.—Judges
Sanborn, Hook and Vandeventer of
the United States circuit court today
announced a finding, adopting in ev
very respect the recommendations of
Fred N. Dickson, master in chancery,
in the lumber rate suit brought
by the Great Northern, Northern Pa
cific, Chicago & Quincy, and Union
Pacific roads, against the interstate
commerce committee. All exceptions,
filed by both sides, are overruled.
The upholding of the finding of the
master in chancery is a substantial
victory of the railroads, although the
master did not give them all they
The point of great interest to he
people of the Twin Cities is the rate
on lumber from Portland and other
coast points to St. Paul and Minne
apolis. For years this rate as 40
cents a hundred. Th railroads
schedules which brought on the con
troversy raised this to 50 cents. Ship-
i3 or 32
Gets Some of the Old Land
Back From Lemmon
92,000 Acres are Included
in the Latest Transfer
By Associated Press.
Washington. Oct. 10.—The presl-
dent has transferred about 92,000
acres of land from the Lemmon S
D.. land district to the Bismarck a
I Dickinson districts in North Dakota
Thi is the first instance in which
the experiment of incorporating
lands in two states in a land dis
Whe the Lemmo district as
created it took in about eighty-four
townships from southwester N
Dakota—the southern portion of Bow
man and Adam counties, from the old
Dickinson district, and sixteen town
ships from Morton county, in all
about 1.850,000 acres—368,640 a re
of which were from the is a
district. he greater portion of this
land originally taken from Nort Da
kota to help form the on dis
trict has been taken he
homestead laws, and if the above dis
patch is construed rightly it is con
sidered by the a at a
land district comprising lands in
states is not a success, and the dual
proposition has been done away with
From a political standpoint, at least,
the Lemmon district was not satis
factory. South Dakota gobbled
the plums—th register and receiver
being each appointed from that state
Chicago. Oct. 10.—President B.
Johnso of the America league an
nounced late today at no more
prizes will be offered or permitted
while he continues at the head of
that base ball organization. Presi
dent Johnso stated at he had tak
en this position as a result of the La
joie incident. also said that he
was making an investigation of he
allegations made unofficially by S
Louis sporting writers E if he
assertions prove unfounded," said
President Johnson. he re
tion of crookedness, works irrepara
ble injury to the game and from
on no more individual contests for
prizes will be allowed."
Tulsa, Okla.. Oct. 10.—In a fight be
twee Deputy Sheriff Charles Stamp
er and a crowd of negro gamblers at
Dawson, a here, Stamper as
killed and three persons were shot.
Five arrests were made
Lidgerwood, N. D., Oct. 10.—While
on her way to school. Miss Hazel
Wolfe had the misfortune to break
two bones in her ankle, and is now
laid up at home and unable to con
tinue her school.
pers complained to he interstate com
merc committee. The committee
the rate to 45 cents re it now is
Th a in chancery recommend
ied that the rate of 50 cents be grant-
ed to the railroads. The circuit court
I has upheld the action of the inter
a commerce committee in cutting
jit down to 45 cents, which the rail
roads claims unpjust and unreasonable
J60 cent rate from the coast to Chi
Icago is also sustained, in accordance
I with the wishes of the railroads he
I interstate commerce committee hav
in cut it down to 55 cents.
Mr. Dickson generally sustained he
cuts that interstate commerce com
mittee made of the lumber rates from
the coast to points west of the west
•ern boundary of Minnesota, bat a
he roalroads what they wanted to
{points east of that line. Th order
of the interstate commerce committee
expires by statute on October 15,
1910. It is almost certain that
.will go to the supreme court

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