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LOSSES BY FLOODS IN ATLANTIC
STATES REACH MANY MIL- LIONS OF DOLLARS. AT DIFFERENT POINTS BY RAGING WATERS. Passaic. N. J., Oct. 12 The village of Duttonville, near here, is one of the worst sufferers by the prevailing flood but so far as known there was no loss of life. More than 100 house*- were swept away and many of theia were wrecked by the breaking of a firteen foot embankment of the Erie railroad behind which an immense volume oi water had gathered. The flood poured down into Duttonville, carrying every thing before it. So far as can be learned from reliable sources there was no loss of life and this is consid ered almost miraculous. The village of Wellington, a suburb of this city. was submerged by from six to twelve feet of water and the inhabitants went about in boats. At least 100 houses have been moved from their foundations and in some cases they have been turned completely over. DAMAGE IS ENORMOUS. Flood Losses Will Aggregate Several Millions. New York, Oct. 12.As reports oi the receat flood accumulate the esti mates of the damage in and about Greater New York grow to startling figures and undoubtedly the total loss will run far into the millions. An extraordinary occurrence was re ported from Greenwood cemetery, Brooklyn. As the result of a half a dozen landslides on the hillsides of the beautiful burying ground tombs were opened and headstones torn from their fastenings. Portions of coffins were scattered about over a large area and in other sections the slide of dirt, weighing many tons, had swept away the monuments and buried scores of graves, so that it may be Impossible to again locate them. The Passaic river is over its banks at Newark and factories and coal aud lumber yards on the Newark water front are deep in water. On the Morris canal at Bloomfield, .N. J., the big aqueduct broke, flood ing the north end of the town, while the business district was waist deep with water from a breakage in the bank of the Second river. Two chil dren were drowned. DAMAGE AT PHILADELPHIA. Property Loss Is Heavy and Thou sands Are Idle. Philadelphia, Oct. 12.Property has been damaged to the extent of thou sands of dollars in this city and vicin ity by the rain, wind and flood. Scores of buildings were flooded and wash outs reported on nearly all railroads. Both the Delaware and Schuylkill riv ers are swollen far above normal, the latter stream causing serious damage to mill property along its banks. It is estimated that 6,000 textile workers are idle in Manayunk be cause of the flood. Along the lower Schuylkill there are several places where the water swept over the re taining wall and inundated the Fair mount park drives, or, further south, buried the railroad tracks so deeply that service has* to be temporarily abandoned. Traffic on the Philadel phia and Reading railroad between New York and Philadelphia was im peded by the water in the Raritan river. WORST FLOOD IN ITS HISTORY. Great Havoc and Destruction in Lacka wanna Valley. Scranton, Pa., Oct. 12.The most disastrous flood in the history of the Lackawanna valley created havoc and destruction along the course of the Lackawanna river from Forest City, eighteen miles north of here, to Pitts ton, eight miles south, where the river empties into the Susquehanna river. Mines are flooded, electric plants are under water and electric railways at a standstill. The plants of more than a dozen manufacturing concerns along the lowlands of the Lackawanna river have been forced to shut down on ac count of the flood. The principal electric light company, on which the city depends on for light and on which many factories depend for their power, Is under six feet of water. SEVERAL PERSONS DROWNED. Big Toll Bridge Across the Delaware Collapses. Middletown, N. Y., Oct. 12.Bar- rett's large toll bridge, 651 feet long, crossing the Delaware river between Port Jervis and Matamoras, Pa., col lapsed during the day. Several per sons were drowned. Seventy-Mile Wind Blowing. Washington, Oct. 12.A special to the Evening Star from Norfolk, Va., says that the storm-on the coast con tinues with unabated- fury. At Vir ginia Beach and Cape Henry the wind is blowing seventy miles an hour and the sea is running very high. The railroad tracks along the beach are covered with sand and traffic from Jlorfolk, except by one line, is sus pended. Many Houses Swept Away. Easton, Pa., Oct. 12.There are no records which show higher water in the Delaware river than at present. The rise was so rapid that many peo ple are hemmed in and are being taken out in boats. All morning houses which had been swept from their foun dations came down the Delaware. IAGE IS IMMENSE:' RUSSIA WILL NOT YIELD THOUSANDS OF PECPLE HOMELESS! HASTILY PREPARING FOR THE WORST SCORES OF HOUSES DEMOLISHED! CONVINCED MASSING OF JAPAN- PREFERS WAR WITH JAPAN TO SURRENDERJNG HER CLAIMS IN *NCHURIA. i I E3E TROOPS IS NOT MERE MANEUVERING. Berlin, Oct. 12.Th Cologne Ga zette publishes a dispatch from St. Petersburg as follows: Russia is not disinclined to accept the modus Vivendi in the Korean ques tion but, if Manchuria is b'nv^'.t into the controversy by Japax., ^.iussia would rather that the dispute come to war than yield her claims. A sign that Russia is prepared for the worst is that the officers' families who are preparing to go to Port Ar thur have been requested to defer go ing there before 1904, the ostensible reason being that the buildings for their accommodation are not yet com pleted. Japan has brought together masses of troops for purposes other than mere maneuvering. CRISIS COMING TO A HEAD. Japanese Premier Confers With War and Naval Ministers. Yokohama, Oct. 12.The Russo Japanese negotiations at Toklo do not appear to be progressing rapidly. Baron de Rosen, the Russian minister, has not replied to Foreign Minister Komura's suggestion that Russia should reconsider her views, which are at variance with Japan's. Minister Komura and Premier Kat sura during the day conferred with the ministers of war and of the navy. Komura also visited the Marquis Yamagata, chief of the council of field marshals, causing the suggestion in some quarters that the crisis is com ing to a head. A petition signed by 40,000 mem bers of the Anti-Russian union, pro testing against the Russian action in Manchuria and Korea, has been pre sented to the premier. HURRYING PREPARATIONS. Russia Expects War With Japan in the Near Future. New York, Oct. 12.Information from two sources, says a Times dis patch from Vienna, is to the effect that Russia is making extraordinary preparations for the contingency of war with Japan. A well informed personage who was lately at St. Petersburg says the Rus sian military authorities expect the outbreak of hostilities within the next few weeks. The whole Transcaspian territory as far as Samarkand is seri ously crippled as regards railway traffic by the large drafts of men and material for the Far East. The Rus sian troops In Transcaspia are alleged to bo embittered in consequence of the manner in which their province is neglected in favor of Manchuria and the Pacific coast. KOREA ITS DESTINATION. Russian Fleet Leaves Port Arthur With Sealed Orders. New York, Oct. 12.The Russian fleet left Port Arthur Thursday with sealed orders, according to a Herald dispatch from Chefoo. Its destination is supposed to be Korea. TRAIN OF CARS RUNS AWAY. Two Miners Killed and Five Perhaps Fatally Injured. Johnstown, Pa., Oct. 12.The break ing of a "dilly" rope in the Sunshine mine of the Stoneman Coal company at South Fork caused the death of two men and the serious and perhaps fatal Injury of five more. A long train of cars was being hauled from the mine by an endless rope. The heading, leading out of the mine, was a steep grade and when near the top the rope parted or the coupling broke. The long train of loaded cars started backward at a high rate of speed and piled up (n a heap at the bottom. HERBERT'S SUCCESSOR. Sir Henry Howard Is Said to Be Slated for Place. The Hague, Oct. 12.It is definitely stated in government and diplomatic circles that Sir Henry Howard, British minister to The Netherlands, has re ceived intimation from London that he has been selected to succeed the late Sir Michael Herbert as British ambassador to the United States. Porto Rican Railroad Opened. San Juan, P. R., Oct. 12.Governor Hunt, accompanied by a number of i high officials and civilians, was a pas senger on the first train of the new extension of the American railroad from Aguadilla to Poi"e, which opens up a rich coffee, siifflr and fruit ter ritory, furnishing practically an all rail connection between San Juan and i Ponce. Conditions Quiet at Beirut. Washington, Oct. 12.A cablegram was received at the navy department during the day from Rear Admiral Cot ton at Beirut stating that the condi tions there continue quiet. He re ports that he has exchanged visits With the new governor general of Bei rut. Parnell's Brother Defeated. Dublin, Oct. 12.David She thy, the Irish Nationalist candidate, has been elected to represent South Meath in parliament by a majority of 1.214 over J. H. Parneli. brother of the late Charles Stewart Parneli. who ran as an Independent Nationalist, THE OUTLOOK FOR AUTHORS Really Good Writers Need Not Fear Discrimination The rush of the crowd to read a book which may have no literary merit or vitality, either of material or of presentation, simply because it is talkad about, is never wholesome, and if the crowd has grown more critical and clear-minded in its judgments, and has ceased to move upon sudden impulses and learn"d to decide for itself, the loss will fall, not on writers of real merit, but on a few whose re wards were generally beyond their deserts. The average of literary work in this country in many departments Is high. If great books arc not pro duced in large numbers, good books are produced in very considerable numbers, and in soundness of knowl edge, in good taste and literary work manship, a great advance is evident over the work of an earlier generation. It is a period of quiet progress, a time of preparation rather than a time of accomplishment. JOKE ON SWEET CHARITY. And the Colored Porter, He Thorough ly Enjoyed It. The other day a colored porter from one of the hotels was sent to buy some tin cups. After making the purchase he started back to the hotel and met one of the hostlery's best patronsa commercial travelerand the latter asked the negro to carry his sample case to a Washington street store. A few minutes later the negro, sam ple case, and tin cups, were in front of the store. The traveling man was in the store. While waiting for him, the negro sat down on the' sample case, and in less than a jiffy fell asleep. One of the tin cups was in his hand, and it fell forward, as does the cup held by a blind man. Perhaps you won't believe it, but that negro collected 43 cents while he slumbered. Passersby thought him a blind mendicant. And maybe that por ter didn't enjoy the joke! He did 'deed he did.Indianapolis News. What One Man Said. At the City Federation meeting in the Waldorf there were many amusing incidents. Husbands of the broad minded women tarried in the ante room waiting for their spouses to go home. One of these patient escorts was Leroy Sunderland Smith. He gazed through the glass doors once, sighed and returned to his chair. Men would come, inquire for their wives, and then retreat to the cafe below. One man heard a few minutes of a certain paper. He said: "If these women's clubs did not struggle with the prob lem of how to raise other women's children they would have no excuse for being." He flung out the last words savagely and then disappeared to the place where highballs are con cocted.New York Press. An Enterprising Woman. Miss Jessie McCubben of Alamo, Oregon, is the owner of a valuable mining claim in the Granite district, which she "jumped" precisely as the year 1903 came in. Learning that the claim would be vacant the 1st day of January, she drove through a blind ing snowstorm on the night of Dec. 31, the mercury 14 degrees below zero, and, waiting the advent of the new year, staked her claim. Another pros pector had done likewise earlier in the evening, but Miss McCubben was legally in the right, and the court sus tained her. She is a Portland girl, 19 years old. Reminder of Old Times. A rich man who has joined the mul titude In New York since his quick fortune came to him was entertaining friends at dinner the other night. The service was magnificent and so was the dinner. The wife, gorgeously clad, reigned over the table. During a lull In conversation the rich man watched a servant who was dexterously remov ing crumbs from the table. Then he lootced down the glittering table at his Jeweled wife and remarked: "Sadie, remember when yon used to shake the tablecloth out of the back door to the hens?" A Paper May Criticise. A trial jury In England gave the manager of a fifth-rate show, a ver dict of $3,750 against a newspaper which published an adverse criticism. The Appeal Court reversed this, and held that the jury had no right to sub stitute its own opinion of the merits of the play for the critic's opinion. The court said it was of the highest importance to the public that, the crit ic should not be exposed to the risk of having a jury pass upon his taste, and held that the trial judge misdi rected the jury. The Artist's Revenge. A Chinese story tells how a very stingy man took a paltry sum of money to an artist, who always ex acted payment in advance, and asked him to paint his portrait. The artist at once complied with the request, but when the portrait was finished noth ing was visible save the back of tho sitter's head. "What does this mean?" cried the sitter indignantly. "Well," replied the artist, "I thought a man who paid so little as you did wouldn't care to show his face." He Was Kept Busy. That was a curious little confession made to an interviewer the other day by Oolor-Sergeant Barry, for twenty seven years keeper of the stage door at the Lyceum. In reply to a remark about his knowledge of plays and play* ers, Sergeant Barry remajsed: "I have never seen a play in all my life. My place is at the stage door. I have never any time to Bee what is going an on the stase."London Tit-Blta. THE TRAINING OF A CHILD. Several Important Points That Must Be Remembered. To teach a child with success re quires only common sense, good judg ment and gentleness. There are, how ever, three other important points that must ever be foremost In the mind of the teacher. First oi all, she must remember that to teach is to impart instruction not to find fault with ignorance, with lack of comprehension, with listk:.- sness or with forgetfulness. Often, indeed, for these last named faults, poor teaching is to blame. Second, there is the inflexible rule that requires a teacher to prepare every lesson carefully be fore giving it, in order to present it in an interesting and intelligible way. Third, there is the ever present dan ger of overdoing, against which the teacher must always be on guard. In the beginning short lessons fre quently varied give the best results. Ten or fifteen minutes for each study is enough, and this time limit must not be overstepped so long as to morrow represents another day.The Household. VITALITY OF BURNS' FAME. It Is One of the Great Facts of Our Literature. "The inquest" on Robert Burns was concluded long ago, but from time to time the findings are reviewed by crit ical writers, as in a recent symposium, says Collier's. A curious result thus chances. From every such inquisition the poet emerges the more radiant and triumphalthe critics are lost in the splendor they have evoked. It is one thing to make literature it is another and quite%fferent thing to write about literature and the makers thereof. -This is a truism, and yet the distinction is often confused, especially by the writ ers of criticism. Burns has survived several generations of critics, many of whom made a vain bid for remem brance by their praise or dispraise of him. The vitality of his fame is one of the great facts of our literature. Just an Incident in Georgia. Mr. Bud Spinks was awakened tho other morning by a Strang, grunting noise in his room, which proved to be the voice of a medium-sized alligator that was warming itself by the smol dering ashes of his fireplace and inci dentally trying to swallow his boots, which be had placed there to dry, and which he had bought on the install ment plan and had only made one pay ment on them. The saurian had suc ceeded in swallowing one boot and bad the other downclear to the fitraps, which Mr. Spinks seized and pulled it out. The 'gator is now on exhibition at Minche's drug store, but will soon be slain in order that Mr. Spinks, who is going around with one boot and one slipper, may recover tho other boot.Adams Enterprise. The Roentgen Rays Failed. Hearing of the efficacy of the Roentgen rays for the removal of hairs from the upper lip a lady in Hanover, age thirty-five, applied to Dr. Karl Bruno Sc^urmayer, a prop erly qualified doctor and Roentgen ray specialist, for treatment. Ho operated twice, but instead of remov ing the superfluous hairs the opera tion resulted in the skin of the face becoming red and the lips swollen. The lady thereupon brought an action against the doctor and was awarded $60 damages, against which he appealed, but the decision has just been upheld. The Development of Africa. In Ethiopia and the Soudan, the work of development and exploitation is progressing. The treaty recently concluded between King Menelek and the British government probably means the early construction of the Borber-Suakin railroad via Kassala (costing some $15,000,000) And tho subsequent extension of the Kassala line southward to Lake Rudolph, where eventually it will form a jane tion with the Uganda railway, at tho same time marking a long step toward the realization of the Cape-to-Cairo scheme. This Lunch Was a Success. A lady in Budapest recently gave a charitable lunch party to the poor of her district. She placed no limit on the number of invitations, and the re sult was that 3,000 people arrived, all eager for the treat. Eventually the police had to draw their sabers to keep order among the revelers. There were fib two opinions about the success of the function. The guests to a man declared they had never assisted in so intense and exciting a lunch before in their lives. They were quite cut up when the time came to go. Different After Five Years. William Glackins, who admires Whistler, cited the other day two let ters written by a collector of etchings to a certain print seller. Between the letters there was an interval of five years. The first said: "I do not want etchings by Whistler. They impress me as if flies that had fallen in an ink well had walked on old piper." The second letter said: "Send me every etching by Whistler the price of which is not ruinous."Philadelphia Record. Got I At the close of the third act the gifted tragedian was called before the curtain. "My friends," he said, ap parently much astonished and embar rassed, "your kindness overwhelms me. I have striven conscientiously to win your approval, but I was not pre pared for so magnificent a welcome and in the Buprise of the moment I find myself utterlyI hesitate for want of a writable word "Ralsl* shouted a giOlery hoodlum. 1 Jay L. Reynolds Attorney-at-Law. Office Over Lumbermen* Hank SHORT ROUTE FAST TIME -TO- A LL POINTS IN THE NORTHWEST AND ON THE PACIFIC COAST (Bemidji Schedule.) TIME TABLE'LOCAL TRAINS EAST BOUND No. 40...Park Rapid* Line..7:10a.m. 14...Duluth Express... 12:27 p.m. 26 12:34 a.m. WE ST BOUND 13 Fosston Line 3:26 p.m. 25 3:12 a.m. 39...Park Rapids Line. .7:17 FULL INFORMATION FROM E. E. CHAMBERLAIN, Agent, Bemidji. Minn Sunshine in California From now on through the winter season there is no place so comfort ably warm and attract ive as California. The rates are low. Until November 30 only $32.90 VIA THE SUNSHINE ROUTE Through tourist car service every Tuesday morning from St. Paul and Minneapolis. The berth rate is $6. Route is via the AND THE SANTA FE ROUTE For additional information write to W 1$. DIXON, N W A 365 Robert Street, ST. PAUL m\ WINTER IN EXTREME SOUTH. Frightful Coid Experienced in the Ant artic Circle. A sailor on the antarctic ship Dis covery, whose commander, Capt. Scott, has approached nearer the south pole than any other ercyilerer, writes as fol lows of his winter experiences: "We had 123 days without the sun, and 104 day's complete darkness. We went through it all gay. Lowest tempera ture registered, 58 degrees below zero. You do not feet the cold very much without tne wind then, with wind, look out! First your nose, then ears, then fingers go. We never go out alone on account of the heavy bliz zards. Tour companion will turn round and say: 'Your nose is gone.' It turns as white as this paper. You turn away from the wind and pull your mittens off to bring your nose around by that time your fingers are gone, so it's no pleasure going out in a slight breeze. The blizzards are fear ful. Mr. Bernaccbi and the engineer went to a hut fifty yards away, and, though roped from hut to ship, were lost In a blizzard for two and three quarter hours." HAIRY AINOS OF JAPAN. Peculiar People Whose Characters Be lie Their Looks. A traveler in Japan thus describes ''"'w AiTn of.that country "Tha are about the middle height, broad chested, broad shouldered, thick set, very strongly built, the arms and feet large. The bodies and especially the limbs of many are covered with short, bristly hair. I have seen two boys whose backs are covered with fur as fine and soft as that of a cat. We were ferried over a river by an Aino completely covered with hair, which on his shoulders was wavy like that of a retriever and rendered clothing quite needless, either for covering or for warmth. A wavy black beard rippled nearly to his waist over his furry chest and with his black locks hang lng in masses over his shoulders he would have looked a thorough savage had it not been for the exceeding sweetness of his smile and eyes." Daily Pioneer want ads are a success. Try them. Livery Stable A. M. BAGLEY SUCCESSOR TO J. J. JIN KIN SON New Carriages and Good Horses New and Second Hand Carriages For Sale BEMIDJI MINN. CHARLE S H. BABBITT Washington, D. C. 933 MASS. AVE. N. W. Attorney in Ltind Cases* All kinds of business before the U. S. Land Department. 17 years 'in LT. S. General Land Office. 9 years in actual practice. REFERENCES: Hon. Knute Nelson, U. S. Senate. Hon. Moses E. Clapp, U. S. Senate. Hon. H. Steenerson, Crookston, Minn. Hon. John Lind, xVlinneapolis, Minn. Hon. J. Adam Bede, Pine City, Minn. St. Louis and the South Are conveniently and comfort ably reached by our -two trains a day. The Limited, leaving Minneapolis at 7:25, St. Paul 8:00 p. m. daily, arrives in St. Louis the following- afternoon. Combination Compart ment and standard Sleepers and Reclining Chair Cars. The Scenic Express, leaving-* Minneapolis at 7:30, St. Paul 8:05 a. m., except Sunday, ar rives in St. Louis early next morning. Sleeping Cars from Rock Island south. This is the most direct route from Minneapolis and St. Paul to Clinton, Davenport, Rock Is land, and all Mississippi river cities. Close connections with lines South, Southeast and Southwest in St. Louis Union Station. .11: ASK YOUR HOME AGENT TO MAKE YOUR TICKET READ BY THIS LINE Minnesota International RAILWAY COMPANY. In Connection with the ..Northern Pacific* RAILWAY COMPANY Provides the best train service be tween Blackduck, Bemidji, Walker and intermediate points and Minne apolis, St. Paul, Fargo and Duluth and all points east, west and south. Through coaches between Northome and the Twin Cities. No change of cars. Ample time at Brainerd for dinner. TIME CARD Effective Oct. 1st, 1902. Dally ex. STATIONS Daily ex. Sunday Sunday 6:30 a. m. Lv Morthonie Ar p. m. 7:30 6:55 a.m. Ar-Hovey unction. Lv. p.m. 7:05 820p.m. Lv Kelliher 8:50 p. m. Ar.-.Hovev Junction. 7:10 a. m.Lv Blackdack... 7:27 Tenstrike 7.42 Turtle 8:20 Bemidji.. 9:38 Walker 10:07. Hackensaclc. 10:25 Backus.... 10:46- Tine River.. 11.05 Pecjuot 12:05 a. m. Ar Brainerd... H, P. RY. 1:05 p. in. Lv Brainerd 2:05 Little Falls... 3:04 St. Cloud 4:37.. Anoka 5:20 Ar Minneapolis... 5:50 Ar St. Paui.... 1:10 p. m.Lv Brainerd 1:53.. Aitkin... 3:43 Carlton 4:38 West Superior. 4:55 Ar.. Duluth.... 1:25 in. Brninerd MK) A Farm W. GEMM ELL, G.A. General Man Hirer. Brainerd. .Ar. p.m. 7:50 Lv. p. m. 7:15 Ar 6:50 Lv. 6:31 6:16 5:50 4:22 3:50 3.32 3:11 2:52 Lv p. m.2:00 .Ar. m. 1:05 Lv. 12:05 .-..a. m. 11:05 9:4ft Lv. 9:10 .Lv. a. m. 8:40 Ar. p. 12:35 Lv. a. 11:49 0:50 8:56 Lv. a. 8:40 Ar. p. m. 12-45 .Lv.a.rn ^00 WALKER Asrpnt. Bemidji.