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MT. VERNON, 0., TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1910 No. 81
Mayor Gaynor's Return ''
To Work After Snooting
Two Hundred and
fifty Dead. ;
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Minnesota Experiences Worst
Forest Fires In History.
Tiain Grows Show Heroism by
Running Trains Loaded With
Refugees Through the Blazing
Forests-Property Loss
Mount Into Millions.
Julius Bratten, wife and five chil
dren, homosteade'rs. . j
Roulln, wife and seven chil
dren. .George Weaver, homesteader, Bar
'beau, wife and six children.
Charles BaUer, homesteader. .
Clflln, homesteader, wife and
five children.
Tom Barr, homesteader, near Pitt.
,McCumber, wife and six chil
dren. M. Brennan, Rapid River.
Gafflns, wife and three chil
dren. Alfred Palma, homesteader.
Ed Reulln, wife and seven children.
Barr WlckJ homesteader.
Mike Bca7cr, Baudette.
International Palls, Minn., Oct.
10. An epitome of the tragedy of the
northern Minnesota forest Arcs as so
far revealed! shows more than 250
dead, 3,000 refugees fleeing from the
flames and millions upon millions of
dollars' worth of property destroyed.
Just before Spoonor was wiped off
the map th'lrty-flvo typhoid fever
patients were carried out of the vil
lage on stretchers. Forty-five were
carried from Beaudette, and the
Mecca of all the refugees, carried or
loitering from exhaustion, was Rainy
River, across the water from the
burning district.
It was a veritable cyclone of fire
that struck the village of Pitt. The
wind was blowing 70 miles an hour
and the flames leaped from tree to
tree. It continued blowing a cyclone
until It hit Beaudette, and 15 minutes
later struck Spooner. Between the
two towns, a dlstanco of 15 miles, was
a solid sheet of flames 200 feet high.
Men dropped in the streets from in
haling the heated alr Tho exodus
from these two towns began six
hours before the fires, but eomo
bravely remained, behind.
Family Stands In River.
Oscar Johnson, wifo and three chil
dren stood five hours in tho Beau
dette river, ducking their heads, when
the hent becamo too intense, They
Day tho water in tho river was heated
to an uncomfortablo temperature and
that stoam rose from tho surface,
when they escaped it was through a
furnace of ding cojils, with here and.
thoro a blazo roaching out for what
it might destroy.
Tho destruction of $3,000,000 worth
Of lumber, mill property and millions
of dollars' worth of timber pales
into Insignificance beside tho horri
ble personal suffering and the'
shocking death toll. There was no
escape for tho poor settlors, hemmed
in their little cloarlngs by great for
ests on all eit'es and with onlya for
est" road connecting 'tierii wlln" the
main highways.
Refugees Tell Harrowing Tales of
Suffering at Baudette.
Rainy River, Minn., Oat. 10. Even
tho Hinckley horror of 15 years Hgo
is overshadowed by the disaster
through which northern Mlnnesbta Is
passlug today.
Wind Is blowing a hurricane and
scorns to be coming from all direc
tions at once. Burning embets are
being' tarried before this wind to
settle and start other fires, which as
they gain headway are Joined by tho
parent body. It Is assured that but
fow of tho homesteaders and settlers
have escaped, and It Is believed,, the
dead will number over 200. Already
over 40 bodies have been recovered
in this immediate vicinity.
Refugees from Baudette tell har
rowing tales of the horrors experi
enced when that town caught lire.
Household goods and valuables of all
descriptions, even down f.o money,
scattered the streets, while, tho peo
ple ran panic-stricken hither and
thither without any objective point.
Two men went mad and ran lDto
the burning brush- and perished.,
Women fainted on tho streets and
were dragged to the relief trains ay
their ' friends. When the Ire ap
proached the house of Albert Berg,
his servant, Josephine Jasper, re
fused to leave. Several men tried to
presuadc her, but she attacked them
with a butcherknlfe, wounding on?
man, and she was left to her f,Ue and
Property Loco Cr.n Not Be Intclll
' gontly -Estimated at Present.
Rainy River, Ont., Oa. lO.-With
the wind sleeping a spa of tiro east
ward on the south side pf tho Rainy
river at a volocity ii 00 milts jn
hour, tho great body' of llarnc3 passed
this section, revealing a great calam
ity. Sixty blackened corpses have
been tdund In tho path of tso Jinnies
and a vast area Is yet to be suaiched
for dead, while the towns of Spooner,
Beaudette and Pitt have, been totally
destioyed with a property less that
can not he Intelligently calc .tinted at
present. ,
The missing Include some 2,000
residents of Beaudette, Spooner and
Pitt, some of whom are dead, but tho
most of whom are safe In Rainy
River and towns on the Canadian
side. The most serious ospect of the
missing includes the homesteaders
and farmers In the bush for a dis
tance of 100 miles east and 20 miles
south, of whom absolutely nothing
can be known for some time, ft3
searching parties do not darn pene
trate the still smoking forests
through which the cyclone of fire has
Fanned Into New Life.
These forest fires have been smol
dering for months and were started
anew by the terrific wind which be
gan to blow two days ago. The wind
Increased in velocity with the heat
until a wave of flame over 100 feet
high and as long leaped barriers half
a mile wide In 'many directions. It
was this situation that caused so
many 'to perish on the railway track.
They sought this opening in the bush
but were burned to cinders by the
heat wave leaping thlB barrier some
300 yards along the clearing of the
railway tracks.
Tho prompt work of relief engi
neered by the Canadian Northern of
ficials preserved thousands of lives,
as practically all tho residents of
Spooner, Beaudette and Pitt escaped
on the special trains run for them by1
that company. The people had be
come so accustomed to tho snioke
and hazo In the sky Incident to burn
ing timber that they could not bo
made to realize that the situation
was becoming dangerous. Then whon
the danger becamo Imminent they
wero forced to escape in crowds.
The Canadian Northern railroad has
been running relief trains In every
direction? stopping at any poluf
Copyright. 1910, by American Press Association.
After an ubsence-of uertrly two months Mayor Gaynor of Greater New York
returned to the city hall to' take up his official duties. It was on tho morning
of Aug. !) that tho mayor was shot by James J. Gallagher, a discharged city
employee, as he wus bidding friends farewell on board the steamer Kaiser
Wlluelin der Grosse as he ftas about to sail for a month's vncatlon In Europe.
As soon as possible after the shooting the mayor was conveyed to a hospital
in lioboken, N. J where Ills life was for a time despaired of, and cltizens"bf
New Yqrk waited breathlessly for news from tho wounded man's bedside.
After a few weeks he was able to return to his country home on Long Island,
where he remained until well enough to return to the city ball. During Mayor
Gaynor's absence John Purroy Mltchel, president of the bonid of alllcrmcn,
was acting mayor and startled the people of the city by hjs crusades against
vice, resulting In the Indictment of a score of gamblers and several police
officers. He also demanded the removalf Police Commissioner Baker. These
aro but n few of the many troubles that the convalescent mayor must settle
now that he Is once more at work. Gallagher, the, mayor's assailant, is still in
Jail in the New Jersey town. v -
where frantic people were 16" be
found along the-track. The heroism
of these train crews Is a part of the
heroism displayed by so many. The
most dramatic Incidents were those
incident to the escape of 2,000 fugi
tives In a long train of boxcars. The
mob of men, women and children
waited for- the trajn while their
homes were In flames and the roar
of (falling timbers was harrowing in
the extreme. The first train steamed
across to "Rainy River with men
hanglpg to the sides and to the
trucks. Women werq given first
places. Many of those left started
running down the- tracks, and per
ished. Others wltlj ' great courage
stood their ground and wero rescued
by the second train.
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Rainy River Burning.
Roosevelt, Minn., Oct. 10. The
town of' Rainy River Is now burning
from the international bridge to
Sixth street, a dlstanco of over half
a mile,. and It is believed nothing can
save the town. In the burned area
were tho Rat Portage Lumber com
pany's mill and yard. Including 10,
000,000 feet of lumber.
Chippewa Falls, Wis., Oct. 10.
District Attorney Davis of Sawyer
county will arraign John Dcltz, tho
outlaw of Cameron dam, and two
sons and Mrs. Deltz at. Hayward oa
warrants which havo , beon Issued
against them. There wore no other
deputies missing or .wounded. All re-
Dayton. O., Oct. 10, Frightened by
tho open umbrejla with which Ivan
Ik-Is, a young farmer, suddenly ap
peared In tho stable, tho family horse
kicked and struck Lels In the stom
ach. The Injured man died a few
hours later.
Delaware, O., Oct. 10. Mrs. Jessie
R. Way, the milliner, whose store
was gutted by fire, was placed under
arrest on a' warrant taken out In the
mayoi's court by Deputy Fire Mar
shals Dundan and Hartupee. Mrs.
Way pleaded not guilty and was
bound over under $500. Deputy Mar
shal Hartupee said the evidence in
the case is largely circumstantial.
Chess In Ancient Ceylon.
In ancient Ceylon the gamo of chess
was played with local variations pe
Sullar enough to note. The king may
Hot castle, but he Is permitted to jump
dke a knight till checked. The pawns
ire exchangeable on the Inst row for
the pieces on whose row tbey stand. .
ported at Winter alive -save Oscar
Harp, 45, who was fatally shot In the
Vlaltom are hacklne the Deltz
I cabin to pieces In their desire for
souvenir millets, wnicn mey oig irom
thp logs. Some of tho bullets passed
through both cabin walls.
Charles Jacob Selter of HIgglns &
Selter, cut glass importers, died at
his homo In Mt. Vernon, N. Y., of
acute indigestion.
At Dayton, O., King Haley, 8, and
John Crcagor, 8, while navigating a
raft on' a pond mado by' heavy rains,
fell overboard anil were drowned.
Farmers of Delaware county are
organizing independent telephone
companies as a piotcst against a re
cont 25-cent raise in monthly rentals.
Seven Northwestern university
(Chicago) students celebrated foot
ball victory by building a bonfire in
front of the postofllco building and
landed in jail.
Populace of Lisbon Shows'
Hatred For Clericals, .
Lisbon, Oct. 10. Tho expulsion of
ecclesiastics is going on. Cardinal
Neto, former patriarch of Lisbon,
and the bishop of Bo J a wero among
the first exiles. Tho children of tho
monasteries and convent schools aro
being sent to their parents. Tho
Marquis de Pompal, the clorical lead
er and chief of the Jesuits, has been
Popular feeling against tho church
Is very strong in Lisbon. Tho gov
ernment opposes tho excesses and
says It will prevent them, but Quel
hacs has been vthe scene of shameful
vandalism by a mob. The accounts
of tho origin of tho trouble there are
conflicting. The throwing of bombs
by Jesuits Is as vchoraently denied
on one side as It is asserted on the
other. Whoever was initially to
blame, the seizure of the convent by
the mob was followed by disgraceful
barbarism, which was not checked by
the authorities.
Seventeen Victims Burled.
Los Angeles, Oct. 10. Seventeen
of the 20 or more men who lost their
lives In the explosion that wrecked
the Times building" eight days ago
wero burled side by side In Holly
wood cemetery. One funeral service
was held for all In Temple auditor
ium, which was packed by 2,500 men
und women, while a greater crowd,
unable to enter, stood outside.
Start of Chicago-New York Aeroplane
Contest a Fizzle.
Chicago, 'Oct. 10. The start of
Eugene Ely, the California aviator, in
his attempt to fly to New York and
incidentally to capture a $30,000
prize, ended in somewhat of a fizzle.
Ely started from the Hawthorn race
track, about nine miles southwest of
Chicago, and h.nded a few mlnntes
later on the grounds of the Beverly
club, 11 miles south. The reason for
his descent so soon after starting
was a broken propeller.
CHICAGO Cattle: Beeves, $4 7008 00;
Texan steers, Jt 1005 65; western steers,
II 0006 75; stackers and feeders, $3 i0&
C 75; caws and heifers, J2 258 40.
Calves S7 5010 00. Sheep and Lambs
Niithe sheep, $2 501 40; western, $2 75
I 25; native lambs, Jt S07 15; west
em, i 7007 00; yearlings, J4 35S 50.
Hoss Light, 8 7009 25; mixed, S8 450
9 20; heavy. IS 2009 00; rough, 8 20
8 45; pigs. $S 0009 10. Wheat No. 2
red, 93',iJ9e. Corn No. 2. 620520.
Oats No. 2, 32',432ir.
EAST BUFFALO Cattle: Export cat
tle, $o 5007 25; shipping steers, JC 000
6 50; butcher cattle, $5 6005 75; heifers,
$3 7505 75; fut cows, 14 0005 00; bulls,
S3 60S 5 23; milkers and springers, $40 00
5 00. Calvin $10 50011 00. Sheep and
Lambs Mixed sheep, $4 2504 50; weth
ers, $4 5004 75; ewes, $4 0004 35r lambs.
JC 2507 CO; yenillngs. $5 0005 75. Hogs
Heavies, $9" 20; mediums, $9 3509 50;
Yorkers, $9 5009 55; pUs. $9 4009 50;
rotiKhs, $8 00; j,Ui?s, $7 CO07 50.
PITTSBURG Cattle: Choice, $C 500
7 10; prime, $0 4000 73; tidy butchers,
$5 4005 90; heifers, $3 0005 25; cows,
bulls and stags, $2 6004 75; fresh cows
$30 00ff65 00. Cnlvra Veal. $7 00Q10 00
Sheep and Lambs Piiint wclliers, 54 10
4 35; goad niKed, JJ 7004 to, lamb.
$4 5007 25. Hogs Heavy hogs. $'i 20m
9 30; heavy mUed, $3 3308 40 mediums
$9 45; heay Yorkers, $9 4001 43; Hs.it
Yorkers, $9 3509 40; pigs, $3 0009 3f.
CLEVELAND Cattle. Cliolci- steei.s
$6 5037 00; heifers, $3 7505 Sii; fat eu.r
JS 2504 tO; bulls, $1 09(31 CO, milker
and springer, $2J OOfJiC 0 Calve?
$'J 75 down. Sheep mid Innibs -Mlv
sheep, $1 00;, ewes, $1 CO; lies sni
$1 25; lambs, $5 0007 S3. II is -Vo-,
ers, $9 2009 25; heavies, $S 75'? f
mediums', $S 9009 15; pUs. $s 13; mig:
V 0007 59, roughs. $7 7557 S3. ,
TOLEDO Wheat, 99ic; con 53 ..
ORta. 85',4c; rye, 75e; clovers-ed, 5
Rescuing Failles Driven Back
By Foul Gas,
Starkvllle, Colo., Oct. 10. Tho coal
mines of the Colorado Fuel and Iron
company were wrecked by a gas ex
plosion, 58 men being entombed,
and tho number may reach one
hundred. Thero Is small hope
that any are still allvo. They are
nearly all Americans, Rescue par
ties havo boon endeavoring to enter
tho workings at Intervals ever slnco
tho explosion, but none has so far
succeeded In penetrating mote than
f!00 feet. Tho Ja.t party of 11' men
wero overcome by gas and barely
escaped death. Companions who
wero roped to them, and 20 feet bo
hind them, dragged them out unconscious.
Ask Roosevelt To Harmonize His
Tariff Views
Says That He Considered Three Principles For Which He
Fought At Saratoga Oi More Importance Than Mere
Indorsement Of Payne-Aidrich Law-Is Kept Busy
Making Rear-Platform Speeches-Opens Arkansas
State Fqir Today
Hot Springs, Ark., Oct. 10. At the
opening of the Arkansas stato fair,
Colonel Roosevelt was tho principal
attraction, speaking to a crowd that
numbered thousards. People came
from all parts of tho state to get a
good look at tho distinguished citi
zen and hear what he had to say.
Corinth, Miss., Oct. 10. As Mr.
Roosevelt swings from the south into
the west the question of the tariff,
which he brought up at Atlanta, looms
as an Important issue upon which he
will have to make himself clear. The
Insurgents were puzzled over the fact
that the colonel had apparently stood
for the tariff plank In the Republican
platform at Saratoga. Senator Cum
mins of Iowa had a long talk with
Mr. Roosevelt in regard to this tho
day before his trip began. Neither
would discuss that then.
Between stops through Teunessee
and Alabama and Mississippi the
colonel was besought to make a
fltatement In addition to what he had
said at Atlanta. The Georgians wero
deeply Interested In the matter.
"I have nbthlng to add to what I
have said," Mr. Roosevelt announced,
"earcept that In my speeches at Syra
cuse and Saratoga about the tariff
and the administration, I said fxactly
wh'it I had said in my speeches in
Stoux City, Sioux Falls, Cincinnati
and other places in the west."
The colonel. said he had determined
upon three essential things to stand
on at Saratoga; he called them
pianks in the south. He was for de
fasting bosslsm, securing popular
rule and repudiating corruption In
politics. He realized it would be folly
to jeopardize his success in these
propositions by engaging in a fight
river the tariff plank which would
have Inevitably alienated those
friends cf the administration who
wore in hearty accord with him on
tho three so-called essential princi
ples. Mr. Roosevelt is going to talk more
about the tariff question when he
reaches St. Louis tomorrow. Of
course Indiana will want an explana
tion of his tariff stand. The colonel
thought that he had made himself
clear, but If it becomes necessary he
will elaborate that, there may be no
misapprehension In the matter.
The crowds of southerners that
had been hanging around railroad
stations for hours didn't give a rap
about the tariff or administration In
dorsements. A good many of them
wanted to sos Roosevelt, and that
was all.
Early -in the morning he left At
lanta. The route carried him north
Cleveland, O., Oct. 10. Five men
wero injured, one probably fatally,
when tho boiler of a Pennsylvania
freight train lccomotlvo exploded
near this city. Edgar Ehrhart, 34,
engineer, Canal Doer, O., was so
badly scalded that he will probably
die. Ross G. Benedum, 30, fireman,
Now Philadelphia, O.; Clarence
Pierce, 28, brakcnyin, New Philadel
phia; George Whltlach, conductor,
New Philadelphia, and L. A. Thomp
son bra'v-oman, Canal Dover, were
west to Chattanooga, and the cheera
of a great crowd at the railroad sta
tion Informed him that they wanted
a speech. At first the colonel de
murred, but he finally gave In. Ha
shoved his way through the crowd on
the platform, climbed on top of a
baggage truck, and leaned over tho
iron fence that kept a couple of thou
sand people from shaking' hands with
him. Ho unfolded his speech about
honesty and courage, wicked corpora
tions and cinching the crook.
IN tonus
Cclumbus. O., Oft. 10. Columbus,
with a death rate of 13.4 per 1,000 In
habitants in 1300, had the third low
est mortality rate of citle3 in the
100,000 or more population class, ac
cording to C. L. Wilbur, chief statis
tician of the United States census bu
reau. St. Paul was the healthiest
city in this class, with a mortality
rate of 11.4, and Cleveland was sec
ond with 12.8. New Orleans, with
20.2 per cent, had the highest rate;
then followed in order Fall River,
with 19.1 per cent, and Washington,
D. C, with 19 per cent.
Canton, O., Oct. 10. Frank Gen
slier, 34, storehouse manager. for tho
W. & L. E. railroad, was arrested
here on a charge o' bigamy. Gensher,
It Is alleged, married two women and
lived for a month with them, alter
nately, less than a mile apart. When
he was absent from ono wife he gave
an excuse that the railroad sent him
out of town.
Night lRlders Repulsed.
Lexington, 'Ky., Oct. 10. Joshua
Rees, n farmer of Mason county, re
pulsed a band of night riders who at
tacked his home. A score of shots
were exchanged but It is not known
whether any of the marauders were
scalded and cut and bruised. Tho
englno was running slow with a train
of GO empty care. '
To Denounce Picture Shows.
Washington, Oct. 10, Resolutions
denunciatory 'of moving picture
shows ns at present conducted will
bo adopted this week nt the In tor na
tional humnne conference, which as
6imlilec! today nud will hold sesslona
dally until Saturday.
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