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1 tliL VOLUME 1. NUMBER 40. FROM ONE SIDE TO THE OTHER AND IN ALMOST EVERY SECTION. DEVASTATING FOREST EIRES THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS'WORTH OF PROPERTY DESTROYED HOURLY. LITTLE PROSPECT fOR A CHANGE THIRTY FIRES REPORTED AND MANY OTHERS ARE RAGING. Portland. Me., June 5. Maine is burning from one side to the other and in almost every section. Thousands of dollars' worth of property and val uable timber land are destroyed hour ly by forest fires, and there is little-, prospect for changed conditions until rain has soaked the ground and wood lands. At least thirty fires have been reported and many others are raging. The fire line at Bemis and Raingley lake extends from one to twelve miles, and in some places is more than Two miles in depth. Fires had been reported last night as burning in the vicinity of the fol lowing towns.. Raingley, Bemis, Bath, Topsham, Portland, St. Stephen, N. Mill Ridge, Livermore Falls. Lovell, Denmark, Waterford. Bridgeton. Kinee, Greenville Junction. Ellsworth, Millinocket, Gardiner. Pittston, Ben ton, N. B. Houlton, Monticello, Little- t!&, Ludlow, Bridgewater, York, Smyrna Mills, Presque Isle. Old Orch ard, Clinton, Bunham and Rome. BIG TONNAGE AT THE SOO. Never Before Has a Sinele Month Shown Such a Total of Freight. Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., June 5. The month of May was a record-break er in the volume of traffic through ine great ship canals at this point, the enormous: total.of 5,188,017 tons of freight having been carried through, as shown by the official repurt. This is not only the largest freiglu tonnage for may, but also the greatest for any single month in the history of the canal. It is 762,358 tons in excess of the corresponding month last year, and, with the April traffic included, the season to date shows 74,963 tons in ex cess of the same period last year. Of this freight carried for last month, 4, 062,485 tons was east-bound and 1,125,- 530 tons went west. The registered tonnage of craft totaled 4,176,468 and the vessel passages numbered 2,783. CHOATE PAYS RESPECTS. Talks About Alaska Boundary Matters at State Department. Washington, Jum 5. Am -ssador Choate, who haj just returu.. from Europe, was at the state department yesterday. After paying his respects to Secretary Hay he went to the office of Gen. Foster, where he met C. M. DESTRUCTIVE FIRE Destroys Twerty-Eigh Houses in City of Hull. -Ottawa.O nt., June 5.A fire last evening destroyed twenty-eight houses in the suburbs of the city of Hull. A stiff wind was blowing at the time and a serious conflagration was threat ened. Ottawa was called on for aid, but .by the time the first engine from Ottawa reached Hull the fire was un der control. The buildings destroyed were small dwellings owned by mill workers. The loss is $35,000. One hundred homeless persons are cared for by the city. A fire at Coteau. Que., early in the day, destroyed eight houses, causing a loss of $20,000. CHINKS FOR SAMOA. First Importation of Laborers for the Plantations." Honolulu. June 5. Advices from Samoa say that the first importation of Chinese coolies for laborers on cacao and other plantations have ar rived. Three hundred came direct from Hongkong under contract au thorized by the German government of Samoa. They are to work three years at $6 a month besides board, lodging and medical attention, and they are to be given free passage back to China if they desire to return. Dickinson and D. F. Watson, counsoljjearning the news concerning dipio for the United States before the Alaska boundary commission. The conference lasted several hours, the subjects under discussion being the personnel of the attaches of the com mission and the arrangements and rules for its meeting in London, which will take place probably in September next. LOCKS PAPA IN THE BOOTH. Illinois Girl Uses Strategy and Elopes With Man of Her Choice. Chicago, June 5."Well, father.-if you won let me marry Harry, call nim up an tell him that I am through with him," said Mary SchultZ of Joliet after she had spent several hours trying to .persuade her parent that she never could he happy without Harry Cowa3. Papa"Sc'liult'r.'. delighted at the vie which his daughter took.of the case, went into the telephone booth in his hardware store and asked central to let nim talk with the man who would be his son-in-law, The telephone booth formerly was a cashier's box, and the spring lock which did duty several years ago was still in working order. Miss Schultz slammed the door, the spring lock did its work and she fled with Harry, who was waiting a few blocks away. They came to Chi cago and all might have been well if papa had not pursued them. Cowan was arrested and to-day he will have to answer to charges of abduction. The girl is nineteen years old. but her father is determined she shall not marry the young man she has selected. OHIO REPUBLICANS. Senator Hanna Carries Everything in the Convention. Columbus, Ohio, June 5.Hanna is it. and Hanna is for Roosevelt and against changing the present princi ples of the Republican party one iota All this was settled yesterday at the opening of the Ohio State Republican convention. Senator Hanna carried everything as far as committeemen were concerned. It is conceded that Hanna's friends control almost if not all of the twenty-one congressional districts. Yesterday's meeting was given over to a speech by Senator Hanna. and in his talk he clearly out lined his position as regards candi dates and platform for the national campaign of 1904. The senator carried his audience in every sentence and, apparently, they were wi'.h him to a man. There are few differences at to state nominations. It is settled thaf Myron T. Herrick of Cleveland shall receive the nomination for governor. SAD SCENES AT GAINESVILLE. For Half an Hour a Funeral Is Con ducted Nearly Every Minute. Gainesville, Ga., June 5. Gaines ville has practically recovered from the stupefying effects of Tuesday's terrible wind storm. With a largo number of the dead already buried, the stree' are again assuming'their nor mal appearance. Physicians are now here in sufficient numbers but there is yet great need of medical supplies and more nurses. About sixty funerals ot victims were held yesterday. There was no attempt at any sort of cere monial in many cases not even a clergyman was present. The bodies pere rapidly consigned to the earth with a hastily uttered prayer or the singing of a hymn. For half an hour almost one funeral a minute was con ducted in the desolated city of mill cottages, where the tornado wrought its greatest havoc. The latest tabula tion indicates that the death total will be between eighty-five and ninety. FORM A TRIPLE ALLIANCE. Argentina, Chile and Brazi ting an Alliance. Buenos Ayres, June 5.El National, a newspaper with special facilities for matic affairs, publishes an article stating that Argentine, Chilean and Brazilian foreign offices are negotiat ing an alliance to combat European intervention. According to El Nation al's informant the proposed alliance includes, first, an obligation signed by the three nations to help each other in case of conflicts between European na i tions and any South American repub lics not included in the alliance and. second, to observe with othpr South American republics what European diplo. .arry calls the international pol icy of preventing conflicts. The Ar gentine government is carefully guard ing the secret of the negotiations and refuses to make a statement confirm ing or denying the reports. NEGROES KILLED IN WRECK. AILY I:?.L SIXTY-THREE PERSONS PERISH IN WRECK OF STEAMER AT VALPARAISO. EOlNDtRS IN HURRICANE BRITISH SHIP AREQUIPA GOES DOWNONLY SEVENTEEN SAVED. TERRIFIC HURRICANE SWEEPS THE BAY, BRINGING DISAS- TER WITH IT. RIOTS Negotia- -The Several Perish Near Fair Bluff Smashup Due to Washout. Augusta, Ga.. June 5.An excursion train loaded with negroes bound Irom Fair Bluff to Columbia, went through a washout near Wedgefield. fifteen miles from Sumter, S. C, yesterday, and is reported to be a complete wreck. It is said that a number of people were killed, but the list is not yet obtainable. Engineer George Wil son was fatally injured, and his negro fireman was killed. Conductor Clem ens was also killed. COCAINE IS TO BLAME. Ashland Physician Cuts His Throat While Despondent. Ashland. Wis.. June 5. Dr. J. R. Straw, for ten years a prominent physician of Ashland, was found dead in the bathroom of his residence yes terday morning, having cut his throat with a razor. Despondency, caused by the use of cocaine, caused the suicide. ,f'ERE BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY, JUNE 5. 1903, Vm i SiK ill London, June 5.The Pacific Steam ^:tlC Navigation company's steamship Are quipa has been wrecked at Valparaiso. Chile, foundering ilTa gale. Only sev enteen of the eighty persons on boaid were saved. Sever'*-] other steamers and vessels were wrecked during the Hurricane. New York, June 5. In the gale which has just swept the bay here, says a dispatch to the Herald from Valparaiso, Chile, the British ship Foyle Dale,.from Portland. Or., with a cargo of lumber, struck the break water. The captain's wife, his son and six men were drowned. Near the Foyle Dale was wrecked the Chilean bark Chivilingb and two 01. her crew were lost. The craft went ashore or was sunk. News of Disaster Confirmed. Santiago, Chile. June :".Accordin to advices received hero from Valpa raiso, Capt. Todd, his wife, fifty of the crew and many of the passenger's ot the Arequipa were Jrow.ied when the steamer founden d. SERIOUS. Hungarian Officials' Homes Are the Targets of Stone-Throwing. Vienna, June 5. Unconfirmed ru which occurred at Agrain. Craotia. Sunday and Monday last show that they were extremely PI ripus. The po lice were quite pow-jrless until the troops were called out lale on Sunday night after a flay of disorder. The rioters extinguished the street lamps and drew wires around lliea square, with the result that many mounted po licemen -were unhorsed. The disturb ance continued until after midnight and only ceased on-an officer threaten ing to order the troops to fire. The riots were resumed on Monday and continued luring the whole day. Al most all the windows of the offices of the Hungarian siate railways and the residences ofthe numerous Hungari an officials were smashed, and an at tempt was made to burn the offices of the Agramer Zeitung. SCHNEIDER IS COMING. He Will Demonstrate the Efficacy of His Consumption Cure. Chicago, June 5. The Sisters in charge of the new sanitarium for the treatment of consumptives at Forty eighth avenue and West Division street yesterday received information that Dr. Robert Schneider of Berlin, the noted tuberculosis expert and dis coverer of the consumptive cure known as "sanosin," which was high ly commanded by the Berlin Medical society last month, will arrive in Chi cago Saturday. June 20. Dr. Schneid'-r will remain in Chicago until Oct. 1, and he will be the guest of the nan agement of the sanitarium during his stay. He will give his services j^aTTs to all patients at the sanitarium. He hopes during that time to demon strate the efficiency of his new discov ery in arresting the progress of con sumption and curing its victims. TOOTH AND SPEECH GONE. Man Loses All Ability to Talk and the Doctors Are Nonplussed. New York. June ."Edward Kellar of Hoboken became dumb on Tuesdav afternoon after having one of his back teeth pulled by a dentist 'n that city. City Physician Stack and other Hobo ken doctors confess their inability to account for KeMar's affliction, and he propose? to consult a specialist in this city. The tooth which Kellar had ex tracted had b'ei living him troiXde for a long time. The root was un usually long and the dentist had con siderable difficulty in pulling the tooth. ATTEMPT ON QUEEN'S LIFE. Cook Foiled in Poisoning Her Said to Have Committed Suicide. Vienna, June o.Details of the ri-T mors are in circulation at Belgrade. Servia, that King Alexander's French cook ha3 committed suicide at the palace after havinsr been detected in an attempt to poison Qtte Draga. sivsRAi 01 HI a smi\s WRICKS ,Q ery Butter Some New Teas and Coffees .'OYC.-uvsi .-s-v."-., LAWLESSNESS RULES BUTTE. I Crime and Violence Hold High Carni val Over Unvvary. Butte". '1' in., June -The game of graft, as played in this city at the present time, discounts the experience of any city in the fJnited States. From every section of the country eontl deuce men, highway robbers, gam i biers, thugs and swindlers of every description have Hocked in, The fiat has gone forth thai "every,t.hij?g gov s," I and from every state of the.l'nion the mobsmen of high and low decree has I come rushing to Butte, being assun 1 by the leaders of (he piratical hand of rich pickings during the summer. i "Run as you please, so long as von pay tribute." That is the slogan that has been sounded by the powers thai be. The collector of this tribute of cash is a police officer especially de tailed for the purpose. He wears no uniform, but that makes no difference None of Die men violating the laws of the'city and of the stale are compelled I to appear in court. They are visited at their places of business by the oi ficial graft collector, and to him they pay their fines, so-called. The mobs men hold absolute control in Butte at presi at, and their victims have as ijnucn chance, of redress:, aftef'being Vrobbed. as a fisherman has of catching fish in Silver Bow creek, which is none. ROW AMONG GUARDSMEN. Trouble Arises Out of a Recent Free Fight of Militiamen. Milwaukee. June fiCharges against a nuniber of members of the Wiscon sin national guard companies have been lodged with the adjutant general and a scandalous state of affairs is be ing developed. It grows out of the brawl at the Broadway armory in this city several days ago in which one man was kicked in the face and badly disfigured by a member of another company. Charges have also been filed against three members of Com pany E for the alleged stealing of gov ernment property from the quarter master's room of Company A. One of these three was at one time elected to the office of second lieutenant, but re signed his commission at once. He is one of the oldest guardsmen in" the city. The property stolen consisted of overcoats and other clothing. All the articles were recovered. A court martial will be called to hear the case. as well as the others. NATHAN MYRICK PASSES AWAY. One of Earliest Settlers in Minnesota and the Northwest. St. Paul, June 5: Nathan My/ck. i ]E one o! ie earliest and most prominent settleiB of Minnesota and tie North west, died at his home. I0fj Will in street, aTTO-:30 o'clocfi la I night- Mr Myrick was eighty one years old. and he had been in poor health fur, three years. Several times he was near death, bal his strong constitution up held him. He has been suffering from an enlargement of the hear', and while Walking in the yard last week he eai.-'..t a congestive cold which caused a blood clot on the brain He rallied several times, and at times it was thought lie would get well again, but the end earn during a sinking spell and he passed away as peaceful ly as if going to sleep Railway Icehouse Burned. Glendive, Mont June 5. -The large Northern Pacific icehouse on the right of way was destroyed by fire yesterday morning. It was Isolated and no otfa er damage was done. It was a large i structure, built last winter. Timbers Kill Him. Menomonie, Wis., Juno b. David Adams, aged fifty-five years, a pioneer I farmer of the town of Dunn, was killed by falling timbers at a barn raining I near this city. He leaves a wife and I four children. I BEMIDJI MERCANTILE 0.1 OFFERS TO THE TRADE TODAY Oranges and Lemons I Gilt Edge Dairy Butter New Groceries Arrivin Dail Strictly First Class Cream- Strictly Fresh Eggs, Guar- 1 K.39D A SLUMS anteed DAVID C. SMYTH, Mgr. Phone 215 I ag3j&r> THE MISSISSIPPI IS RAPIDLY RISING BUT PEOPLE ARE PREPARED. MORI HOP! fill K4NSAS MY SWOLLEN WATERS OF MISSOURI AND KAW ARE RAPIDLY RECEDING. SITUATION BITTItt AT 10FIKA WORK OF REHABILITATION WILL BEGIN IN A FEW MORE DAYS. St. Louis. June 5. The Mississippi -crept up the levee yesionhiy Inc.]} by Inch until the gauge marker! a rie of six inches and at 7:30 o'clock stood at ::i.7 feet. The surface ot the SAY.ii.Uy (lowing- water was thickly i with driftwood, which seemed Ip In crease as the day drew on. indicating that the crest of the Hood is approach ing. A number of frame houses sub merged all but the roof*, passed St. Louis and now and then a dead ani tnal. but no human bodies were seen, although a vigilant watch has been maintained. Harbor department officials believe that to-day the river will rise more rapidly and they look for a Hfeloo' I stage by Saturday. If their forecast comes true the lower floors of build-| ings on the levee Will Be Flooded. Preparation has been made and It Is llAifQi gh.1 the rise cannot cause any great damage to St. Louis. In South St. Louis several hou.es along the river's edge have I Hooded, but tlie inhabitants bail re moved their property mid vacated.-1 Among those who will feel the loss most heavily are ihe small truck farmers and ganlem rih.::. Ijie River Dos Pererr near it:- eoni!u':ie with the Mississippi.' On ihe Illinois Sole there is a mote serious flood con dition. Venice^ situated north dl East i St. Louis-, is in alimist iritmediafn danger of inundation A rise of a foot I more will submerge the wesl portion of the town and manufacturing indus tries will suffer heavy loss"s. I More Hopeful at Kansas City. Kati-as Cfty, June 4.The Missouri rivr fejj gevoh Inches .yi.tr.',as and I the Kansas river fell nine inch The I fall of both rivers will at a much faster rate to-dav. There, was sun sh'ine during a large part o! F7i' day, and the general feeling was hopeful Militiamen and poll' men s'iill guard all approaches to '1 floodeu district. Railways arc stjlj giving incomplete service, but an repairing the wash outs. The report of h^avy lo:-s of lite i in Kansas City, Kan., is not true and i the stories of bodies lying in the drift there are unfounded". The loss of prop I ertv has not been overestimated, how ever. An Associated Press launch crossed to Armonrdale yesterday and i cruised for miles through the water,' lanes that formerly were city streets The entire city Is Under Water, in many place twenty fret deep, and all of the Ifi.i'iOO inhabitants have fled. I Except the watchmen in the packing houses on the river front, not a numan being was to bo seen or even a domes tic animal. Armourdale will not be in- I I TEX CENTS PER WEEK. Goods Delivered Promptly Anywhere in City iwk haoithDie a long rime niter tne flood subsidi !-'.\erv htilldlng has been more or less damageu, hundreds utterly mimd In the wr*st bottoms the Kansas river is rushiim like a mountaMi i Several brick build ing*, underi by the water, fell vester'davi Not one wooden building is jit to lie ris'i The elevated railway is tearin" dov i a number of its sta tions which were tottering. Rapidly Falling at Topekn. Top. la. K.tn.. .lime 4.The Kansas river Is r,r i I S i. I.Hng In -i few more days (he work id.rehabilitating North Topekn will begin Tho situation may 1 -mmniuri/.ed thus: Ti r_aFiimber of known dead. 22. Depth oI river Is yet 2 foet, which .is 7 feel above hi.'best point over known in previous 'ears. Gov Bailey has issued a proclama tion calling for help and asking that contributions be sent to William Sims, treasurer No quo In Hi id (1 district is In flan- j. cr: a!! Iiomi less persons are well eared f( Over .no ib ii'i- are'muu ling/ eriv in North Topo-lar. The mih railroads operating out of Tppekn fire the Missouri Pacific to the South and the Santa Fe to the West. PRESIDENT'S BUSY DAY. Delivers Nine Speeches at as Many Illinois Towns. Hloomliigton. 111. June Presi dent Roosevelt put In abo".t the busi est day of his trip yesterday from a speeebmakihg standpoint. He made his first speech at Frccport at 8 o'clock. last I'VI nin?'. and when he concluded his address In re shortly after 10 o'clock lust night, he had spoken nine times. Fight of bis speeches wen made in the open air and several of them In rainstorms. DARING HORSE THIEF. He Steals Rig From Main Street and Escapes. Fergus Falls, Minn., June r.Benja min J. Kpssau, a farmer who resMes about five miles west of the city, came into town yesterday .afternoon and hitched bis horses to a post on Cas cade street. A stranger came by a few mill lU later, cut the fastenings, jump! into the wagon ami drove furioush away. The deputy sheriff and chief id' police were notified and have gone in pursuit. Telephone mes sages have been sent to all the sur- i-ijtun.il.IK ttittlioitS, inn mi il ace ui lot? thief has 'i secured ANDERSON FOUND GUILTY. Conviction Is Based Upon Circumtan tial Evidence. West Superior, Wis., June ".Osca Vtidefsuii was tried and round guilty yesterday for killing Bernard Nation about the first' of May. The case was in the circuit court, and after being out but a short time hist night the jury found a verdict of niansiauahter in the fourth degree. Anderson lived with Nation, an old man, and left the city just about the time the old man was found in a dying condition. Tnu evidence was largely* circumstantial and prof' sslonal. Pestilence of Sand Flies. Winona. Minn June Winona is at pre&enJ suffering from a pestilence of May flies. They are swarming over the city and settling on screen win dows arm doors by the thousands. The visit.'Men is said to be due to the high water, which has had the effect of hatching out the larvae in great, numbers. The flies live for a day and then die. Although perfectly harmless they are a great nuisance. Pay Dear for Seining Bass. Fergus Falls. Minn.. June o. Geoffrey Storbeck and Oscar T'-mson were arrested on complaint of Deputy Game Warden Jones on a charge of netting hass They paid fines and eoBts amounting to ?43.70.