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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 42.
LEVEES THOUSANDS OF ACRES OF FER- TILE FARMING LANDS ARE UNDER WATER. GREAT ALARM fELT AT ST. LOUS FLOOD GREEDILY LAPPING AT PROPERTY AND REACHING FOR LIVES. WHOLE TOWN IS INUNDATED TWO THOUSAND INHABITANTS FLEE FOR THEIR LIVES RIVER RISING. St. Louis, June 7. The terrific force and the destructive magnitude of the great flood that is sweeping down the Mississippi is steadily in creasing in volume, surmounting and demolishing barriers of protection and greedily lapping at property and reach ing for lives as it resistlessly extends farther and farther beyond the ordi nary river confines, is now being felt in St. Louis and vicinity to an alarm ing extent. At 7 o'clock last night the stage had reached 34.2 feet, a rise of 7 feet siuce 7 o'clock in the morning. Govern ment Forecaster Bowie issued a bulle tin predicting a stage of 35 feet by to day noon, 36 by Sunday and 37 feet on Monday. The Mississippi north of the mouth of the Missouri is rising still, but the rapidity of the rise has been dimin ished because of the Breaks in Levees. The great Sny levee which extends for miles along the Illinois shore from Hannibal northward. broke yesterday and the waters went rushing U-.ough the crevasse to devastate thousands of acres of fertile farming lands. Possi bly some lives may be lost. Later in the day the flood forced a passage through the levee at Madison. 111., just north of St. Louis. This levee is fifteen miles long, and for days men have been hard at work endeavoring to strengthen it, but the river found its weak point in a sewer way and the water broke through like a geyser. "West Granite, a town of 2,000 people, is in a depression between the levee and a railroad embankment., Warning had been given and the inhabitants had Sought Safety when the deluge came. It is believed all escaped, but the town is under water. In St. Louis the buildings along the river front have practically been abandoned as the first floors are over a foot under water which stands two feet deep on the top of the steamboat ^eeectseseeteeee CO \h Eave Tronghing I Tin Roofing I Wood or Coal tli _. ill Or jevee. WAY DANGER Dora & Lyo An What They Do: Furnaces 1 Steam Fittings Bike Repairing it Repairing of all Kinds Pumps and Wa ter Pipes Out Specialty. PHON E 225. -*d*44*44 .f(ff(t(((((((f THE DAILY In South St. Louis fully 100 families living near the mouth of the River Des Peres were forced to leave their houses yesterday by the advancing waters, and many families living in house boats fled to land for shelter. Water Rapidly Receding. Kansas City, June 7.At dark last night the water had receded from one tenth of the flooded area and the un covered property was promptly reoccu pied. The recession of the flood has caused a lively demand for unskilled laborers to repair railroads, clean out buildings and carry away rubbish, and with the Kansas harvest near it is expected that every man willing to work will have steady employment for many weeks to come. THE PICTURE OF HEALTH. President Returns to Washington From His Long Trip. Washington, June 7. President Roosevelt returned-to Washington last night from his memorable trip of over two months throughout the West. He was given a hearty reception by the people of the capital. The presi dent cordially responded to the greet ings given him. and on the drive from the Pennsylvania station to the White House repeatedly stood up in his car riage and waved his hat and bowed his acknowledgments to the people that lined the stioet. He looked -the picture of health. Many government officers met the president at the sta tion. ATTACKS TRACTION PROPERTY. Attorney Holds Up Company for Fees Claimed to Be Due Him. Lexington, Ky., June 7.Office fur niture, fixtures, franchises and effects of the Blue Grass Consolidated Trac tion company, headed by Senator George Davis of Detroit, and capital ized at $7,000,000, have been attached by M. C. Alford on an alleged account of $2,700 attorney's fees. Davis is in the city. The company proposed to build a network of interurban traction lines in the Blue Grass region, and has begun work. Pelee Again Active. Paris, June 7. Colonial Minister Doumergue has received a dispatch from the governor of Martinique an nouncing that Mount Pelee is again active. For several days the volcano has been emitting flames. Daniel Nominated Again. Richmond, Va., June 7. United States Senator Daniel was yesterday declared the nominee of the Democrat ic party as his own successor for the United States senate. He had no op position. Scarlet Fever Epidemic. Plainfleld, Wis., June 7. Scarlet fever is raging in the country districts west of this place. New cases are still being reported and the health of ficers are enforcing quarantine on the homes of farmers where the disease exists. Subscribe for The Daily Pi oneer. GO We work day or night. We can do any thing with a stove. No one could appreciate Your patronage better than we. No one will give you more attention or can give more satisfaction. When you throw a dollar at us vou know vou have a string on it. 3 9 t\ ff I I LOSSES AHE HEAVY LUMBERING INTERESTS IN MAINE ARE HIT HARD BY FOREST FIRES. KINDREDS Of BUILDINGS GONE ONE TOWN IS DESTROYED AND ANOTHER SURROUNDED BY FLAMES. TO MAKE RAIN TO TIGHT FIRE RAINMAKER WILL SET OFF EX- PLOSIVES TO PRODUCE A SHOWER. Portland, Me., June 7Reports from every section in Northern Maine con firm the first reports of tremendous loss to lumbering and other interests from forest fires. In addition one town has been destroyed. Hundreds of buildings have been burned in all parts of the state and at least two lives lost. Lumbering interests are hard hit by' this misfortune, following close on the lack of snow in the woods the past winter and the drouth which caused the loss of more than 25,000,000 feet of logs. Patten has been surrounded by Aires at close range for forty-eight hoars. Eight townships have been burned over, causing a loss of $250,000 to the lumber interests there. To Make Ram to Fight Fire. Utica, N. Y., June 7. Prof. Carl Myers of Frankiort received a mes sage from MLJ- Burns, caretaker of Dr. W. Sewar- Webb's Nenasane Park, yesterday, .questing him to re port at the earliest possible moment at the preserve with his rainmaking apparatus and endeavor to produce a shower of rain, which alo.ie can stop the ravages of forest nro in that, vi cinity. Prof. Myers will attempt to make good his guarantee of producing a rainfall by touching off quantities of explosives suspended at great heights from balloons. The citizens of Ilion have also be come impressed vvith the feasibility of Prof. Myers' rainmaking idea, and a meeting subscribed $500 to provide ex plosives for the professor's experi ments. The attemp to induce a down pour will. be .made on the Ilion base ball grounds on Tuesdav Glenns Falls, N. Y., June 7Reports from North creek region state that the fire-figliders are holding the flames back. At Newcomb they probably will be able to keep the fire out of the Pruyn preserve. Nearly 3,000 men are at work fighting the fire in the Hudson river water sl.jd. Many Fire-Fighters Hurt Sayville, L. I.. June 7.The section of Long Island that has suffered most seriously from the forest nres is that in the vicinity of Medford and Farm ingville. and the individual losses will reach into the thousands. Many of the fire-fighters have been injured or burned. WERE SWEPT BY HURRICANE. Heavy Storm Plays Havoc With Ship ping in Philippine Islands. Manila. June 7. A hurricane has swept over the Philippine islands, and reat damage has been done to ship ping. The United States transport Shamsbus is reported to hav been wrecked. This, however, has not been confirmed. The United States steamer Pearla de Visayas has been totally lost off Camotes island. Part of the crew were saved. The United States steam er Haurafel and the schooner May flower have been driven ashore off Ormoco, West Leyte, and will prove total losses. All on board these ves sels were saved. Washington, June 7. The "war de partment has no record of the trans port Shamshus. but there is a small vessel in_service of rh army in the Philippines named the Samshtti. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, MONDAY, JUNE 8. unless the drouth in the Mohawk valley is sooner relieved. Steamer Missing Three Days. Saratoga, N. Y., June 7. The sun yesterday was still obscured by dense smoke and ashes from Adirondack forest fires. Reports wjiich reached here from the Catlin lake region are that the fires covered a territory fif teen miles in width and twenty miles in length,-..and are still spreading, despite the efforts of hundreds of fire fighters. The heat is so intense and the smoke so dense that the fighters can not approach within two mile:? of the fires. Navigation on the Adirondack lakes is practically suspended. A steamer with a gang of fire-fighters has been missing on Long lake for three days. The fires in the. Cold river region cover twenty miles square. Holding the Flames Back. 190d, Fred C. Smyth. Pres. PITIFUL INCIDENT. Young Boys Lure a Companion to a W.Ptfrv Grave. Blackduck. Minn., June 7. The, iui.i.:if i.i i',! udvis, i seventeen'^ your-old son of Fred Puis, who was drowned here, wore recovered after several hours' search, lie was found with his anus tightly gripping a piling sweral feet under water, lie met his death while trying to learn to swim Ho was in a ooat ana several of the other boys with him iS.ared him to dive, threatening if he did not, to cap size the boat. He dove and never came up. SAWMILL MEN STRIKE. White River Lumber Company Asked for Increase in Pay. Mason, Wis., June 7.A big strike is en noio ,n the White River Lumber company's sawmills. About 85 per cent of the employes refused to go to work yosto'day morning because i 15 per con raise was not granted The striking ell ployes last night threat ened bodily violence to any one who O1YPH.1I'-. jo to work this morning. The sheriff has been called upon to protect those who wish to work. STATE BUTTERMAKERS. They Hold Annual Picnic at Lake Crystal. Lake Crystal, Minn., June 7. The state buttermakers' association hold the annual picnic at this place yester day and several hundred people were in attendance. Prominent dairymen from all over the state wore in at tendance and addresses were made by A. W. Trow and K. K. .Stater. B. D. White and Sam Haghdahl, of the state dairy commission* acted as judges in the buttermaking contest. QUITS THE OLD MAN. Senator Ankeny Loses the Manager of His Big Ranch. Walla Walla, Wash., June 7. Ne smith Ankeny, eldest son of United States Senator Ankeny, is getting .even for havin been slighted by his dis tinguished parent. Because, the sen ator did not iu/ite him to a banquet given in honor of President Roosevelt Nesmith resigned the management of his father's 20,000-acre ranch. Xow he has taken a job as lireman on a loco-" motive. PAUL WAGNITZ MURDERED. i Jury Decides He Was Dead When Tnrown Into the Water. Missohla, Mont., June 7. A coro ner's ry, siting at Nixon, returned a verdh to the "ffi. that Paul Wag nitz, "lie county assessor whose body was found in the river Wednesday, was murdered. His skull was enu&ed in an. .u water had un'te'rea his lungs', prdving that he was dead when thrown into the water. There is no clue to the murderer. ARRESTED FOR MURDER. Joseph Pinkney Charged With Having Killed a College Student. Detroit, Mich., June 7. Joseph I'nn ney, alias Thomas ('lark, who is said if be wanted In Rochester, X. V., for the alleged murder of a college student In his camping font near Roch ester, Sept. 3, 1902 was arrested by the detectives yesterday. He admits his identity, but denies that he was In Rochester when the crime was com muted. RICH, BUT DIES IN SQUALOR. Eccentric Bachelor's Fortune Found Buried in Fruit Cans. f'aro, Mich., June 7. William M. an eccentric bachelor who lived alone in squalor and wretchedness on i? farm a mile rom Cam f^...-j ^t_SlXL--- 1 BEMIDJI MERCANNILE CO. 302 Beltrami Avenue. Wholesale and Retail Dealers in ,iv,u, Duu i :i.irsu:iy. Yesterday I more than $12,000 was found hidden in his we' 'shod. Government bonds worth $3,000 wore found and $9,300 i was located buried in fruit cans. A _, R. rt Thos. P. Smyth, Sec-Treas. I). C. Smyth. Hanagcr. 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 Oyster Shells Ground lieved that the seat of the ailment is tection. I Chloroformed and Robbed. Seattle, Wash.. June 7.Mrs. ltob i ert Sector yesterday was chloroformed and robbed of about $1,900. in Ijer apartments in the McCombs block. Fatally Burned. Marshalltown Iowa. Juno 7. Mrs. Ben Olson set a kerosene can on a hot. stove' La Crosse Wist, June 7. Andrew Shevek, ag.-d 78. a wealthy farmer n siding twenty utiles north, was. struck over the head with a dub by Andrew 8 ARE OLD OFFENDERS. terms of fjv.e and two years each.-under th nar of Allen and Appleton, both for postqfnce robberies in Xobra INDIANS Ar The work wil be pushed for several i reservation roads will be among the best in the state. INDIA N BURIAL GROUND. Red Wing, Minn., June 7.-X\*hilc ex cavatlng for the new building for the Red Wing seminary on the college bluff if*orlooking the Mississippi val ley, what was no doubt a prehistoric cemetery was found. Many skeletons were unearthed and a quantity of beads and trinkets were fouud. ARCHBISHOP KATZER FAILING, bon was practically destroyed by fire I early yesterday morning and tho Icjss His Condition lu Not Encouraging and is approximately $100 000 Two blocks His Physicians Disagree. of buildings were entirely c.'i'Strpyed. Fond du Lao, Wis., June 7.Reports The tire started in the baek eti'' of from St. Agnes' sanitarium indicate Stinson Bros 8 Col's storo about mid that the condition of Archbishop night from some unknown cause. The Katxer is not oneoutagin, it is said i city tire department, with only 2QQ that he is gradually losing weight and feel ol hose and a small chemical en- I his physicians cannot agree as to the nine, was unable to cope with tho real cause of his illness. It is be- ilames an Mansion an Tomah, near the liver. Tho Mansion company responded and i reached the'f Waterworks Completed. i Blackduck, Minn., Juno 6. The"" Willi Me CV i weille ii Mi i .in and returned to the room just as an explosion,occurred. She was prob ably fatally injured. Her husband and child were also badly burned. TEN CENTS PER WEEK nft BUSINESS DISTRICT BURNED. Two Blocks of Buildings Destroyed in New Lisbon, a Cross.. Wis. Juno 7. The busi I ss portion of the town of Xow Lis- by towns,d were calledd upon for aid 1 i waterworks, CUR ting has just i ,i ings destroyedv WOK- the Caslr depai,i,. i been completed and a thorough test i i i i i men! storo and the opera house block, was made yesterday. Fairbanks: ,Postmaster.. Morse (Si Co. werc thie contractors.. Qf Mom a ^fliS ml, cit,y about 5 30 o'clock, too ai b'e '9" the tire, had by ha. time been near spent Among the huild- the two largest in town T,I i i E llnrd, whi attempting Blackduc now has excellent, lir pro- to_ C011J an th TTTi Z~ a ^"i' i I'MM/.C( citizens with lev Aged Man Fatally Hurt A )!(a|l i &f )h Kevorsek, aged 60, and will die. as a ,e..._o- nui-e.ri fm-f guard. Govgmir.drolhdtie Bank Thieves Have an Improve the door of the jail to an awaitin61tou Criminal Record. train. As he stepped aboard with Sioux Falls, S. D., June 7. John I Abbott and James Burns, who were I yesterday sentenced at Oann Valley to terms of four years each in the Siou\ Falls penitentiarv for the attempted I a do/.e, rilb leveb-d bv deput.es kept the crowd bad', and the train pulled out safely. robbery of the Bank of Buffalo County at (Jann Valley on Oct. ^H last. rived here yesterday afternoon It develops that both men are old ofl'"nl- ers and have served time In th" ui tentiarv here. Abbott has serTcq 'V.o State's Suit Against Northern Securi Hums, under the name of John Wil- Securities lompan... the testimony tor son. iu'o lerved two years for burglary I which has been taken Horn time to eommi' 3d in Ha.ison county. time irci the si. began the suit, is now being argued before Judge Will iam Loehreii i tho Hnlted States cir I cult court. Attorney (e neral W. M. Indian Agentr, Are Urging Them to Douglab is in charge ol 'h Staters 3ui!d Reads and Dams. case The attornev general spoke Pierre, S. 1)., June 7. Charles EJ from 10 o'clock until the nodi recess McGhesney, agenj at liosemTTi IndiaTTTTTinT'Troni o'clock un.tu 3 Hi ftla agency, has been in the city the past! argument covered in general the main week in attendance at the Tomahawk-| featur. of the stated case against the WaTdron contest, and reports favora-J railways. Mud: of the elaboration ol ble progress In putting the Indians on the can he left -o his eolieagu s. but the reservation- at wo.rli building he bin.3c.lt presented aboul all the roads and dams Practically all the Btate el'n iv ferinjdJU' suit. able-bodied Indians on this reservation are now at work and drawing cash for r Deutscbtand Is Freed, their work K'U ol government i a-: _-, tions and the distribution ot govern- ,.^11 nun*, American ine steamshi.p Doutschland..,. ment help Is reduce,1 t() a minimum. WORKING. lu r~i 1 after benrg stttck in the mud off the fh vears and, oeiore is con etM. i ine i ic th nffnnlIrnt tie HO- mov.e effecta from thle postofflcoeclltot narrowly escaped being killed by the large pun !ng press located in the Argus officii above, falling through tho burning floor LYNCHING TRIED IN WISCONSIN. Deputies With Leveled Rifles Defeat Moo's Purpose. La Crosse, Wis, June 7. Samuel Montgomery, alleged murderer of his wife escaped ynching at the hands 6l .U1 iin ,,,,.,,,I, obr at Toman yesterdayhCasfc Ih lm la teg of Shoriff protection tit s, the jury do wo im im hQ .,a a Q-~ Qf ontgoraery il(lll :iM.,r|.(,t,.i,.r,,M1, |l( fflc i trnIi I was asKou IOiIof In military an the militia was called crfrl for protection In the mean timeback Montgomery was spirited sheriff 'he mob which was being held at bay in Iron! Of the jail saw the ma neuver and rushed for the train, which was aire movin.! The muzzles of ARGUMENT IN RAILROAD CASE. ties Company. St. Paul. Jun.- The case of the State of Minnesota The Northern Hook for n. arly twenty-four hours, was worked free at high water late yesterday and wont to sea. Village Reduced to Ashes.a St John.# Bluffs of Mississippi at Red Wing Are' Hopewell Cape ha reduced to Lined With Them. wer a fl tUg N. B.fi'(Junt 7The village A dostRy J. At Black River five houses and a bridge wei burned last evening. No Kindred Known. Pierre S. P.. Jne 7-The remains of Fred Gardner, the yo :,-3 was drowned In Bad river last Satur day, has been found. All efforts to lo cate any relative have failed.