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Hi Hi VOLUME 1. NUMBER 43. LIVES IN DANGER HUNDRED AND FIFTY MEN IM- PRISONED ON A SECTION OF LEVEE. IS SLOWIY CRUMBLING AWAY ALL MEANS OF ESCAPE CUT OFF AND RESCUE SEEMS IM- POSSIBLE. NfTEEN MEN 10SE THEIR LIVES LEVEE ON WHICH SEVERAL GANGS ARE WORKING GIVES WAY. St. Louis, June 9.Word has be en received here that at 1 o'clock a levee near Madison, on which gangs of men were working, gave way and fifteen men, employes of the American Car and Foundry works, lost their lives. About 150 men,' it is reported, are im prisoned on a section of the levee th at is slowly crumbling and all means of escape has been cut off. Word has be en sent to the St. Louis side to rush the private yac ht Annie Russell to the rescue. The Annie RusseJl started to Elack Walnut yesterday afternoon and could not force her way against the current, and it is feared she cannot make her way to Madison. Like a Mil! Race. SL Louis, June 9.Like a mill race the swollen Mississippi is surging past St. Louis with a stage of 3S.9 feet, making a rise of one and one-half leet in the last twenty-four bours. The government forecast is that the rise will continue rapid until after mid night, and then for the next two days the stage will creep up slowly, prob ably reach 38 feet and begin to 're- cede. No word was received yesterday from the 200 people imprisoned on a low island at Black Walnut, twenty five miles northwest from St. Louis, and in peril of their lives from the ris ing waters of the Missouri river- Word was received Saturday night urat the rescue must be received immediately or they would be swept away by morn ing. The river has spread out around the island with a swift current, and although eveTy effort has been made to reach them nothing was accom plished yesterday, and there has been no means of communicating with them. The Spread Eagle, moored at Alton, 111., above St. Louis, was Irarriedly manned and storted for the Imperiled Colony late Saturday hig^t, but was forced to turn back at the Bellfontaine bridge. -VA small steamer from St. Charles succeeded in reaching Black Walnut this morning and the 200 imperilled CO Hi \ti Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi HI HI HI HI Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi HI HI HI Hi HI HI HI HI HI HI HI Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi HI HI HI HI HI HI HI HI HI HI Hi Hi HI HI Hi Hi H) Hi HI HI HI HI HI Hi HI HI HI Hi Eave Troughing Tin Roofing Wood or Coal Furnaces Steam Fittings Bike Repairing Repairing of all Kinds mps and Wa ter Pipes Our Specialty. PHONE 225. DANGER Dora & Lyo An What They Do persons, cemiveo ana iu great distress for food and shelter, were taken from the island in safety. AIL were res cued. Black Walnut is located in a broad and fertile valley of the Missouri, and the land surrounding it is said to be the richest wheat land in the state. Aside from loss of life, if such catas trophe shall occur, the property loss will be very heavy, as the entire valley is under water, homes have been washed away, farms depleted and stock drowned. The flood stage has broken all high water stages at St. Louis since May 28, -1858, when the high water mark was 37.5 feet. The highest mark known here was reached by the great flood of June 27, 1844, when 41.4 feet was attained. Just below St. Louis and in the vi cinity of the Liver Des Peres, is the little fisherman's settlement of Happy Hollow. The denizens live in flat boats for the most p&rt, and until yes terday had been beyond the ravages of the flood. But the advancing waters invaded the tract yesterday and the inhabitants had to move out hurriedly. Several Lives Lost. The Missouri'is doing great damage at St. Charles and vicinity, twenty-five miles west of St. Loins. Several deaths are reported. The big passenger depot at the end of the suburban electric line is surrounded by water an,d tot tering. The trac ks for more than two miles are deep under water. So swift a current is washing through the ball pa rk that it is believed the river is cutting a new channel. Most of the farm houses have been swept "away. All day people in skiffs were busy trying to save property. Jealousy Causes Tragedy. Wheeling, W. Va., June- 9.Jealousy was responsible tor a tragedy in the little mining town of Maynard yester day. Angered because his cousin paid marked attention to a young wom an with whom he himself was enamored, Joseph Seachy shot twice at Michael Seachy and killed Joseph Kosma, an innocent bystander who was a close friend of both. Cross Atlantic in Dory. 'Gloucester, Mass., June 9.Howard Blackburn, who has already made two voyages arcross the Atlantic alone in small dories, starred yesterday after noon in his fifteen-foot dory. America, in a third attempt to cross the ocean, -with Havre as his objective point. Killed in Runaway Accident. San Jose, Mass., June ft. One man was killed, two persons fatally and several -others badly injured in a run away car accident, on tbe Alum Rock Park Electric railway late last night. Usually the Case. "Daughter," said the mother who was long on Solomonic wisdom, "what ever you do, don't marry a man with dreamy eyes." "W hy not, ma?" asked the beauti ful bud. "Because," replied the mater, "it's doughnuts tp J"dge he'li also possess a dreamy pocket book." XJ1 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 von know you have a string on it. **y f f T TV 9 1 ft *r fcfcg.ftg.g.C.g.K. f-f g- f-tf- EIGHTY AREDEAD CLOUDBURST CAUSES A DESTRUC- TIVE FLOOD I N SOUTH CAROLINA. WORST PROBABLY NOT YET KNOWN LOSS TO PROPERTY WILL REACH $3,500,000 AND MAY GO -r-r- HIGHER. DEAD -BODIES WASHED ASHORE COTTON MILLS DAMAGED, THROW- ING THOUSANDS OUT OF WORK. Spartansburg. S. June 9Torren tial rains visited this section Saturday morning, causing a flood which has re sulted in great loss of life and in calculable damage to property. Though the great flood of water is passing on to the ocean laden with debris of every description tnd the swirling streams are subsiding in the Piedmont region, the losses of life and property are increasing, and a con servative estimate places the property loss at a little less that $3,500,000. The most conservative estimate of the dead is eighty. At Clifton alone 100 cotton mill ope ratives are missing and all are be lieved to be dead. During yesterday dead bodies were washed ashore here and occasionally a dismembered limb would float to the banks. At Convers thirteen dead are re ported and forty-one at Clifton No. 2. At Clifton No. 2 twenty-six homes are destroyed thirteen at Clifton No. 1, and twen ty at Clifton No. 3. The loss at Clifton's three mills will approxi mate $2, ")00,000. At Pacolet the loss is nearly $1,000,- 000. The greatest want among the sur vivors is at Clifton, where Five Hundred Are Destitute. At Converse mills, the newest of Clifton's cluster, the walls were washed away and the looms loft stand ing. Reports from Seneca Tiver, near the Georgia line, are better. The Blue Ridge road between Seneca and An derson is intact and the Newry mill is not badly damaged and will be run ni ng to-day. The railroad situation has given much uneasiness here and throughout the state. The Southern railway annulled trains between Columbia and Spar tanburg, 200 feet of the trestle at Shel ton having been washed away. The coast line trestl two miles west of the city affords the only exit, from Colum bia to the Piedmont country. The flood was due to a mighty cloudburst along the headwaters of the Pacolet river. The crest of the flood when it reached Pacolet was sixty feet high. The mills were located along the ban ks of the stream. KILLED BY TURKISH TROOPS. Band of Bulgarians Wiped Out Near Salonica. Salonica.. June 9. A Ixiud of Bul garian revolutionists wr.s destroyed by Turkish troops on Saturday at Crado bar, near this city, fifteen Bulgarians were killed. Another insurgent band is reported to have been annihilated on the railway line near Ristovalz, Servla, after a six-hours' fight. Sur prise is expressed that the band was able to approach so -near-the town. The insurgents last Wednesday killeed ten Greek villagers while the latter were in chiirch at Solovo, near Mon astic PHILIPPINE CENSUS. About Seven Million Islanders Are Christians. Washington, June 9.A report has been received at the war departme nt by Gen. Sanger, wfio had charge of the census in the Philippines, in which he says the work of taking the census is progressing. Sanger says the re ports thus far received indicate a Christian population of 7,000,000, The population of Manila is in round num bers 220.000. REFUSES NEW TRIAL. Jessie Morrison Must Serve Out Her Sentence. ^eka, Kan., June 9.The Kansas supreme court has refused to grant a new trial in the case of Jessie Mor rison, charged with the murder of Clara Wiley Castle three years ago. It is said that Miss Morrison will be taken into custody at once and re turn ed to the penitentiary- Factory Destroyed. THE DAILY PIONEER. The Binghamton, N. Y., June i*. factory of the Standard Food company was burned yesterday. Loss, $50,000. ALL RESULT OF MISTAKE. Slayer of Village Marshal Gives Him self Up. Duluth, June 0.The slayer of M. J. McLaughlin, the village marshal of Mountain Iron Saturday evening was a laborer named Sam Berg, and he lies mortally wounded in St. Luke's hos pital in Duluth. Ho gave himself up at 5 o'clock ^yesterday morning and was brought to Duluth in the afternoon in char ge of Sheriff Butchart. The trag edy was occasioned by. what is be lieved to have been a falsehood told by an intoxicated Italian, it was bo who complained to Marshal McLaughlin at Mountain Iron that be bail been held up and robbed of $100 near the en trance to the Mountain iron mine, and this story is believed by the authori ties. As near as can be learned the Italian, who recently went to Moun tain Iron from Ashland, while some what intoxicated, started into the mine, which is' an open pit. and was ordered out. He made sonic sharp re torts and a right ensued, in which the Italian ..as beaten- and it is believed that he fa. ^d tbe siory of tin hold-up to explain away his battered counte nance. But Marshal McLaughlin be- .i the story and went out in search of the alleged hold-up men. The result Was that he was killed by a man who had never seen or heard of the Italian, and his slayer is believed to be dying. JUST LIKE FINDING IT. South Dakotan Paid a Bill Due Forty Years Ago. Sioux Falls, S. Br, June 9. That Uncle Sam always pays his debts, not withstanding that he sometimes is very slow about it, is again proved by the case of Rev. S. H. Stevens, a prom inent clergyman of Gregory county. He has ju st received a draft from the United States government in payment of a bill which has been duo him for nearly Jorty yearB. The interesting feature of the matter is that the amount was only about $.'50. In carry ing this trivial sum on the books at Washington, and in investigating the claim, there is no doubt the govern ment' has expended hundreds of dol lars. The payment is a refund of money advanced by the clergyman during the Civil war lor clothing and traveli ng expenses. POOR HEALTH AND SUICIDE. Minneapolis Man Kills Himself at a North Dakota Cement Mine. Gramd Fortes, N. 1)., June W. Skinner, chemist at the Babcock CC rnent ine west of Hensel. fjbmmi'rod tmicide by shooting nimself in the bead i with a revolver, lie has been In poor health for some time and has been I desporidvaiL On Thursday he left his room and took his revolver with him, staling that he was going to shoot I gophers. failed to return and the I body was found Sanirday half a mile from the mine with a bullet hole in the I head. His home was in Minneapolis BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY. JUNE 9, 1903. TEN CENTS PER WEEK. Classification of Radium. Rurge and Precht, Revue Scion tffique, have classified radium by the spectroscope. The most intense lenses of the spark-spectrum or radium are rigorously analogous to the strongest of this city in lines of barium and Its congeners his majesty wil magnesiu m, calcium and strontium, in view a lur: They place the atomic weight of ra- rooms in .Mi dium at 257.8. This high atomic Massachuset ts Paraffin Oil as Motive Power. Paraffin oil is about to bo tried as the motive power for herring fishing boats on the Moray firth. DESPERATE MUrtDERER ESCAPES. With Fellow Prisoner He Swims the Missouri. Glasgow, Mont., June William Hardee, a condemned murderer, killed Charles Williams, his death watch, with a rifle he secured in the iail weight furnishes in part the explana- i ranged and decorated for him and his tlon of the ease with which its ele ments split into electrons to produce radioactivity. Fred C, Sravth. Pres. Thos. P. Smyth, Sec-Treas. D. C. Smyth, Manager. BEMIDJI MERCANNILE CO. 302 Beltrami Avenue. Wholesale and Retail Dealers in 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 OysterShells Ground lntcnen. He ami the only other pris oner in the jail then took the keys and escaped. Both men are well armed. They swam the Missouri river and arc surrounded in a bend of that stream by a posse. Hardee is expected to light to the death, as he has no hope, the supreme court having refused him a new trial. FINDS MONSTER PEARL. The Mississippi Yields One Weighing Forty and One-Half Grains. Muscatine, Iowa. June A pearl weighing forty and one-half grain's was the find of Bert Uoby, a shell digger in the Mississippi near Mesca line, l'.e has been offered $2,000 for it. but refused, holding tin1 pearl to he worth $3,000. It is the"' largest find known to have been made in tin so waters. DRANK FORMALDEHYDE. Montana Ex-Senator Lies Near to the i Hereafter. Billings. Mont June 0 J5x Senator B. 1J. Babcock, one of the wcaJIhTcst and best known Republican politicians in this section of the country, lies In a Serious condition at his home in this city. swallowed several mouth fuls of formaldehyde under the im pression that it was distilled water: FREIGHT WRECK. Thirteen Cars Demolished and a Min neapolis Man Injured. Faribault. Minn.. June II.--A wreck occurred on the Rock Island one mile I south of the depot, in this city. Thir teen freight cars were derailed and went down a high embankment. They were smashed to pieces and their con tents were ruined. James Golrlck, a Minneapolis coachman, with a fine team of horses, was in one of the cars. was seriously injured, but the horses worn unhurt. BURGLARS TAKE SAF|L_ Steal It From Second FloorWeighed Four Hundred Pounds. New York. Juno !).---A stile weighing 400 '.omuls was carried off by burglars some time Friday night from a front room in the Hat of Charles Fox at 193 Varet street, Williamsburg. Fox owns the house, and with his wife i\o nL HUM their five children and a occupy a second flat, burglars climbed up the his floor. They took and waistcoat into the where they rifled tbe poc his Kold watch and chain change. Th.-n they opened door lead off the safi least ini i n bery. 'I beloiir no use safe. into the hall.and lugged There must have been at. :n II raged in .the cob ft'b gold watches ox-i v. and papers of inybody but the owner in the HIS SUITE IS READY. King Leopols Is Really Expected to Visit America Soon. Washington, June 9 His royal' highness. King Letmold of Igium. will be the guest ot Thomas VValsh le tab. if tie- health of permit, and. with 'his and beautiful suite of Walsh's residence in avenue is being ar- suite. The king will probably come to this country incognito and for tie- ex- i press pjirpose ol studying class con ditions and the numerous enterprises HIS LOVE IS SCORNED. Harris Attempts to Kill tbe Object of His Warm Affections. Osakis, Minn., June '.).A love affair resulted in an attempt at taking of life. George Harris, forty years of age, paid attentions to a Miss Robert son..sixteen years old. airainit the Dar- cuts wishes, sviuie iresstn Ins suit for the girl's hand, and being denied, he declared he could not live without the girl and would tin refare kill her. He drew a newly purchased revolver from his poek and began firing, bit ting the mother three times and lodg ing a hall in her hip. The gir] received one bullet in the side, which is harm less. Harris evaded his pursuers by wading a slough and lyfrig/iu ambush all ni! lit. In tiie morning he ga ve himself up and has been bound over to the fall term of court. FLOODS IN IDAHO. Rapid Melting of Snow in Mountains Causes Much Dnmage. Kali: i II, Mont'., June Disa i rous floods ii Northern Idaho, caused by the rapid melting now |n the moun tains is causing considerable trouble! to the (Vtai Northern railway Lung stretches oi i Kootenai rlvi will probably i'a flic er he sit mew: occurred Hit, lMviin ut .NO Cfti channels for ils. If water there was near hire ,i lake. under water, i'h a little slieei i In the night ip- escape to ox's trousers front room, I ets, securing Uld BOniQ ihi' trout, i ha v. t!,e ha .i i ei ...1 if tote be two v. i i ,i route .i dies. lio'Vv have NO WISCONSIN LYNCHING. Mob Thins Out ind Sheriff Does Not Expect Further Trouble. La isi Wis.. Jum* 9. A npoi received from Sparta say thai the "danger of Srimue] Mohtgoin i al legeil wife murderer, being lynched, i has passed. The mob has Ij ittnod "'if and is dispersing. Montgomery is well guarded by a sipiatl u6 deputies, and Sheriff Cassels savs that he anticipate any further troiibh not ELEVATOR BURIED- Lightning Starts the Bhse That Does the Damage. Grand Foi K--. I) .uci M. & X. i'levator.at Conway by lightning nel bui standing near was shocki dered ijncpnscipus. Tin building had a capacity of r.o.mm bushels and was empty and closed lor ihe season. It will rebuilt in time for the crop Uiis fall. The i truck woman and ren- S'jbmer ejed Lake Blue EjJ.-fli, Minn June water has pretl well both forks of the B!i several places the -:v i The high down in arth river, in has cut new During i he high* a natural curiosity that was completely lake in question is south it is ed. r. river v,,iti Morri outlook county, the very few |K .t corn. a ha!! rnih of town known as Brown's lake: very deep but has nrrvlsible This was under water while the was at its higlu st Crops Are O. K. i. Alir'ui.. June 'i The cfoip was trover better in Stevens All the small grains are in best of comii! jou and tie- past along tho Ha- i,nought Drowned While Swimming. St. Paul, June 9 John Olsen was drowned in Lake Vein.us. Bye miles north of St Paul, He was taken with a cramp while in sVimming and was drown* before help could reach him. Adjudged Insane. Minn June i. M^. J0. ami Albert 1'irprr of and Mrs Lena Schwen were adjudged insane in court and committed by Moran to the Rochester 51 inc a seph Micln Soii'h Si. Pi of Hampton the probate Judge T. V. hospital. Lumber Yard Sold. Hastings, Minn., June 9. The Thompson Lumber company has sold it.s yards in Hastings and Hampton to the Scanlon-Gipson Lumber Company of Minneapolis. Whisky Distilleries of Scotland. Scotland has 156 whisky distilleries. All the rest of the kingdom has only tMrtx-filx.