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NORTH PLATTE. NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE IT, 1891.
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The niccsf stock of the season' is here,
is unpacked, is marked low, and is ready
for any one who
LIKES A GOOD THING.
AVe are are simply asking for business
that will save buyers money.
OUR WONDERFUL SPRING STOCK
will make friends, outshine rivals, win victories and sell
itself on its merits every time.
MEN'S, BOYS' AND CHILDRESS
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS,
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Marvels of Popularity in Seasonable Styles
and Pair Figures.
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EVERYTHING AS REPRESENTED.
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Pacific Railway Solicited.
UMBER HI COAL.
LIME AND CEMENT.
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YARD ON Ii. R. TRACK WEST OF DEPOT,
R. D. THOMSON,
Contractor and Builder.
127 Sixth St. Cor. of Vine,
NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
WHY NOT HAVE YOUR
. DONE UP NICELY?
Take it to our agent, Harry Dixon,
at C. S. Clintons'.
Anything laumlried from a hand
kerchief to a fine lace curtain.
Laundry leaves Tuesday and is
returned the following; Saturday.
GRANT) ISLAND STEAM LAUNDEY.
H. W. FOGEL,
Horse Shoeing a Specialty.
Skj oh Wet Front St . , North riatte, Neb
A. P. CARLSON,
Full line of piece oods .always on
hand and made to order.
Only first-class workmen employed.
Shop on Sprnce Street over Hans (JertlerA Co.
Sample :-: Room,
ggT" Having refitted our rooms
throughout, the public is invited to
call and sec us.
Choics :! Wines, :! Liquors :! and :! Cigars
Kept at the Bar.
Agent for the celebrated
iDANHA NATURAL MINERAL WATER
from Soda Springs, Idaho.
Keith's Block, Front Street,
Fifteen Times the Headsman's
Blade Drank Blood.
STAGE ROBBER GEROMXO KILLED
Jones, the "Family Exterminator," Con
victed of Manslaughter A Fatal Fight
in Des Moines Death from a Fist Blow
Rose Zoldoske Sentenced.
San Francisco, June 15. The steam
er which arrived from China brings de
tails of the beheading of fifteen Chinese
at Kowloon City, opposite Hong Kong,
among whom were the three leaders of
the pirates who looted the steamer
Nainoa five months ago, killed the cap
tain and mate and secured over $o0,000
worth of corn and goods. A great
crowd witnessed the spectacle, which
was made more repulsive by the cynical
jesting of the pirate chief. The pirates
were among the first lot of prisoners
who arrived, and a howl of execration
from the crowd greeted their appear
ance. "We'll begin with you," said the
chief executioner laying his hand on
the shoulder of a tall, thin man, with
kev n. piercing eyes. "All right,'' re
sponded the pirate leader, "I'm number
one." He was placed at one end of the
square, and all of the others knelt m
line with him and the slaughter began.
The chief continued to speak as if he
wished the spectators to know he was
not afraid. "You may kill me now,"
he said "but I'll revive again." As he
uttered this sentence the sword fell and
he was no more. The other miserable
wretches shuddered, but they had not
long to wait, for the brawny butcher
finished his work with celerity. The
whole bloody work only occupied a few
.Tones, the "Family Kxtcrinitiator."
Columbia, S. C, June 15. The fact
that, it is very difficult to find a South
Carolina jury which will convict a
white man of murder was again strik
ingly illustrated. It. T. Jones, the
famous Ldgeheld county "family ex
terminator," was fould guilty of man
slaughter in the Lexington county
court. Six years ago Jones brutally
and in cold blood murdered three of his
kinsmen Edward Presley, aged 7S, and
his two sons, Edward and Charles. lie
shot and cut them to death because
they were planting a piece of land con
cerning the title to which Jones and
the Preslej-s had had a dispute. Previ
ous to the trial just ended Jones was
tried five times for his triple crime in
Edgefield county the jury in each in
stance failing to agree, in spite of the
fact that the evidence against him is
overwhelming. Jones will probably
be given thirty years in the peniten
tiary, but declares he will poison him
self before he will go thero.
Cooking made easy by using the wonderful
Stage Robbers Hun Do-.vn.
Tucson, Ariz., June 15. Deputy
Sheriff Gray arrived here with the body
of the notorious Mexican stage robber,
Geronruo, and Leon, his accomplice.
They have been robbing stages in south
ern Arizona during the last five years
and officers have been after them con
tinually. Gray and his posse ran them
down in the mountains near Pantano.
They made a fight and Geronimo iired
five and Leon three shots without
effect. Geroiiiitt was killed and Leon
United States i
more than a do
mitted many ir
o robbed the
nuc. tage passengers
he ov aml 11:13 com"
j ,. He was cap
tured several tin Reaped. Leon,
his accomplice, leen aix months ago
was a deputy sh 4itul
Fatal Fight jm.tcr Camp Mrctng.
Des Moines, la., June 15. A deadly
cutting and shooting affray occurred
among some young men who had been
attending the holiness camp meeting in
the northern part of the city. As a re
sult Fred Kemp, aged about 17, lies
dead at his home and confined in the
city jail are Charles Denman, John
G rover, George Kemp and John Jones.
Denman suffers from a wound made by
a knife or razor which severed his upper
lip from his face, and Jones is the vic
tim of a gunshot, which entered his
right cheek near the mouth, ran around
the jaw bone and came out just behind
the ear. Neither is very seriously in
jured. Jones used the razor that killed
Fred Kemp and GeorgoKemp the re
volver. Cut to 1'lvcrs by Indian;.
,San Fuancisco, June 15. The
Chinese consul here has received word
from Bridgeport, Cal., that Ah Qnong
Tia, the Chinaman accused of the mur
der of Poker Tom, on being acquitted,
was taken from the court by six Ute
Indians and cut to pieces. The consul
will bring the matter to the attention
of the government at Washington.
Killed by a Fist Illow.
. Canton, O., June 15. Charles Hen
derson, a colored laborer, was almost
instantly killed by a blow from the fist
inflicted by Joseph Wise.a saloonkeeper,
during a qnarrej. Wiso was arrested
and ciaims that Henderson made an ef
fort to assault him with a railroad spike
wrapped in paper.
A Murderess Convicted.
Lancaster, Wis., June 15. At 2:15
the jury in the Zodolske murder trial
rendered a verdict finding Rose Zo
dolske gnilty. The convicted woman
will be taken to Waupun to-day, there
to serve out her life sentence.
A Murderer Caught.
Des Moines, June 15. Patrick Coffey
the old soldier who murdered Harry
Harrity, was captured by police at
rattor Sweeney Exonerated.
Hiawatha, Kan., June 15. Rev. J.
P. Sweeney of Morrill has been ac
qnitted of five charges of misconduct.
His wife has withdrawn her suit for a
Berlin, June 15. Prince Bismarck
is suffering from lumbago.
Dallas, Tex., June 15. C. W. Fitz
gerald instituted a suit for $30,000 dam
ages against The Dallas News for libel.
An article recently published in the
paper charged the plaintiff with theft.
A nicycle Ilridal Tour.
Norristown, Pa., June 15. Charles
W. Wainwright and Miss Rachel Craft
were married. The feature of the
wedding was the bicycle bridal trip
which the bride and groom started on.
Washington, June 15. For Iowa
and Nebraska: Light showers; cooler;
EXCLirSIVE .O-EiTT UN" TECIS CITY.
This stove is absolutely safe Lights like gas. Open the valves, applv
a light, that's all there is to it. How simple! Nothing to get out of
order. All parts interchangable. Reservoir cannot be filled while stove
is burning. This stove has been on the market one year, giving the
best of satisfaction. Fifty thousand would not supply the demand thf
first vear. It has been greatly improved improved for 1SD1.
THE KITCHEN FIRE
Is the subject of discussion in household economy which ihe introduc
tion of gasoline stoves has done much to solve. The advantages of using
them are testified to by a rapidly increasing number of housewives,
who find themselves relieved of the drudgery attending the coal fires.
rri i t i i "V nil lit
iney nave more lime to spare, since tnere. is no iuei to carry aim tne
are not compelled to give the fire watchful attention to keep it in order.
Then there is time saved b' not having to wait for a mass of metal to
become heated before the stove can be used. The fuel bills are less. We
have in operation at our store a fall line of "New Process" Stoves and
shall be pleased to show thorn at auy time.
Also agent for the celebrated Quiek Meal Gasoline
Stove. Also a full line of gasolinceookcrs, steamers, toas
ters and biscuit pans; in f act'fevery thing- pertaining to
gasoline stoves. Jl H. S. KEITH.
The Hon. J. ,T. C. Abbott Undertake to.
, rorm n Ministry.
Ottawa, Out., June 15. The Hon. J.
J. C. Abbott has been called upon to
form a ministry and has undertaken the
task. It was in conformity with his
excellency's desire that Mr. Abbott un
dertook the formation of a cabinet, and
the honorable gentleman's decision was
arrived at with a full understanding
with those of his colleagues who had
been spoken of in connection with the
premiership, and with assurance from
them of their cordial support.
Under the circumstances Lord Stan
ley, in calling upon Senator Abbott to
frame a government, has done the only
thing that appeared feasiblo to enable
the Tory party to hold control of the
treasury "benches at Ottawa.
Sir John Thompson was first called,
but he soon discovered when he under
took the formation of a cabinet that it
was a task he was unable to carry to a
successful issue. He discovered that
the ultra-Protestant province of On
tario, which gave Sir John Machonald's
government a support of forty-eight
members, would not accept him as
prime minister, he having at one time
turned from Protestant to Catholic.
Sir Charles Tnpper'a attempt to wreck
the Grand Trunk railway, the second
largest corporation in the country, put
him out of the race, so that Senator Ab
bott was the one only one whom it was
possible for the governor general to call
upon, lest he took up Sir Hector Lange
vin.who certainly, by right of seniority,
should have been called. In passing
over Sir Hector, Lord Stanley has in
sulted the French-Canadian race. They
claim that it is their right, and mor
will be heard about it from that quarter.
Llgli t-llour Agitation.
Louisville, Ivy., June 15. W. II.
Kleiner of Chicago, president of the
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and
Joiners of America, addressed the union
carpenters of this city at the Bucking
ham theatre, urging them to strike un
less the bosses allowed eight hours to
constitute a day's work. They demand
5)5 cents per hour. It is thought that
the bosses will refuse to accede to their
A Chicago Strifce.
Chicago. June 15. Over 1.500 men
engaged in the architectural iron trade
and its branches, including the metal
workers and pattern makers, will go on
a strike for eight hours work jer day at
the rate of t!0 and 20 cents per hour.
This decision was arrived at at a meet
ing held last night.
Vienna, June 15. A barge carrying
500 convicts on the river Volga, in Rus
sia, the convicts being destined to Si
beria, sank near Nov Cioorad and many
4fanother comment;, and still anotner
, reason put forward in opposion to the
'j-tveatv was the contention that it would
Tit ' . . -
ue unwise tor vhe United orates to give
Recognition to the present rather broad,
ninl in some c-ises doubtful claims of
European nations to the best portions
cf Africa, which are tacitly recognized
uy the treaty.
Philadelphia, Jnne 15. Rev. Sam
Small has not been dismissed from the
Methodist ministry by the Colorado
conference. After the satisfactory set
tlement of his Utah university troubles
he desired to be discontinued from
further relations with the Colorado con
fer encc. and the vote reported was
purely the formal one in such cases. No
charge, trial and conviction, necessary
for an expulsion, have ever leen pre
ferred or happened in Mr. Small's case,
lie has been fully acquitted of the
slanderous suspicions raised by his
enemies and will resume his former
labors and lectures throughout the
Salt Lake City, Utah, June 15. The
Republican territorial committee adopt
ed resolutions to the effect that division
among loj al men on partv lines in Utah
at this rune would be a fatal mistake,
as it would place the absolute rule oi
the territory in the hands of the
inon church, as it would speedily result
in giving statehood to the territory, and
that statehood would be under the con
trol of the Mormon theocracy.
THE PEOPLE'S PAliTT.
The Exc,;iitifc Committee Declares It
Kclf Unalpr:,i,y Opposed to Fusion.
St. Louis, June 15 Five members of
the executive committee of the People's
party met behind closed doors to pass
upon matters of importance in connec
tion with the preparation for the cam
paign of 1SU2, Taubeneck of Illinois,
Washburn of Massachusetts, Weaver
of Iowa, Wilkins of Kansas
and Rankin of Indiana were present.
The secretary was instructed to es
tablish a literary bureau to furnish
items of interest to the reform press.
A medal was ordered to be struck
commemorative of the party's conven
tion at Cincinnati on May 0.
A constitution was adopted for Peo
ple's part- clubs. These organizations
are to be formed in wards, townships
and counties, all to be under the super
vision of a central club in each count-.
The committee agreed to and in
structed the chairman and secretary to
prepare an address to the people of the
United States. A resolution was
adopted providing for the organization
of the People's party in states where
there is now no organization.
Another resolution declared that the
national executive committee is unalter
ably opposed to fusion with any other
The best campaign policy to be pur
sued during 1FD2 "was then discussed.
The concensus of opinion was that the
principal issues to be contended for will
be the sub-treasury plan, opposition to
banks of i.sue and" the advocacy of gov
ernment control or ownership of tele
graplis and railroads.
A General Supervision of Over
Three Thousand Banks.
MORE THAN A BILLION CAPITAL.
Something About the Duties and Respon
sibilities of Mr. I-acey lli Statement
Regarding the Keystone Bank Made
Public The Congo Treaty.
Washington, June 15. The recent
failure of the Keystone bank in Phila
delphia has directed special attention to
the great responsibility that is vested in
the comptroller of the currency. From
his office in the treasury department
the comptroller has to keep eyes on 3,655
banks, with capital aggregating more
than a billion dollars. Each of these
banks must report its condition to the
department five times a year, and the
comptroller may call upon them at any
moment without warning for a state
ment of their condition on a certain
day. All these reports have to be care
fully examined and compared with
former reports and other statements
published by the banks. If anything
irregular or in the least suspicious is
discovered the directors of the bank are
notified and requested to correct or ex
plain, as the c:ise may require. It is
custom to notify each of the directors
in a separate letter, that there may be
no concealment on the part of any "one
of them. Besides this there is the con
trol of the corps of examiners, the su
pervision of the solvent banks in many
other particulars and the settlement of
the accounts of the insolvent, the re
demption of old notes and the charter
ing of new and closing of old banks re
tiring from business, the allowing of
which the comptroller must give
his attention. To assist him in this he
has a force of about thirty examiners
and ninety-two other emnloves.
Through this ofiice the bank nets" its
charter to exist. The division of issue
sees to its currency; the redemption
division sees that the old notes are
properly chewed up into material for
pulu ornaments which tourists fancy:
the division of reports keeps its weather
eye on the banks during their varied
existence, and finally, if they are not
well managed, it becomes the duty of
the insolvent division to close then! up
and try to satisfy the creditors. The
insolvent division has had its hands full
lately between examinations, liquida
tions and explanations. It is not a pop
ular branch of this financial svstem.
It was not provided for in the ireneral
plan approved b- congress, but with
the approval of the powers, born of
necessity, it came into existence and
plays a very important part in the sys
tem of bank supervision. The bank
examiners reports go there and the
fate of a tottering bank is there decided,
as far as the government decision goes.
Comptroller I.accy'8 Statement.
Washington, June 15. Comptroller
Laccy's statement sent to Mayor
Stuart of Philadelphia on the course
pnrsmed by him with the Keystone bank
of that city was made public. The
statement includes the letter of Bank
Examiner Drew of Jan. 'Jl, notifying
him of the 1500,000 defalcation of Lucas,
the late president of the bank. In this
letter Mr. Drew explains how by adroit
manipulation of the accounts of the
bank, Lucas, with the assistance of
Marsh, the former cashier of the bank,
abstracted large sums of money from
the bank to use in speculations in real
estate. Marsh, he reported, was igno-
rantly led into these transactions, and
promised Lucas when the latter was on
his death bed to continue the deception
under representations that the money
abstracted would soon be returned to
the bank from the result of Lucas' en
terprises. Drew also reported that
there was no evidence that Marsh had
profited by these irregularities. He
closed by hoping that no publicity be
given to" the affair until the bank should
be rehabilitated, or efforts to that end
were found futile.
EVER KNOWN IN WESTERN NEBRASKA.
The Secretarj- of the Interior Knows of
Xo Immediate Chanse.
Chicago, June 15. Secretary John
W. Noble arrived from Hot Springs,
Ark., accompanied by his wife and
private secretary, and went to the
Grand Pacific. Mr. Noble left for home
in the evening. Talking of Commis
mission Raum and the many rumors of
coming changes, Secretary Noble said:
"There are to be no changes in the
immediate future that I know of. While
I have been absent from Washington
for a mouth, I have been in constant
daily ccmunicatiou with the capital and j
considerable of the department business
has followed me on tho trip. During
this time I have iieard these rumors
through the newspapers.' Speaking of
Postmaster General Wanamaker. the
Secretary paid him the highest tribute
and expressed the utmost confidence in
his integrity and ability.
Suicide by Asphyxiation.
Asbury Paiim, N. J., June 15.
Eugeue Steyr, aged about 30. of New
York committed suicide at the West
End hotel by turning on the gas in his
room. A letter in a memorandum book
requests that the bodv be sent to Dr.
Schweig of No -20 East Twentieth Street,
New York, for scit-ntific purioses. A
long, rambling letter was also in the
book which stated that he intended to
commit suicide at the Garden theatre.
Nina Van ;'.;:it to 3Iry.
Chicago, June 15. It is announced
that Nina Van Zant, whose name was
prominently before the public at the
time of the anarchist excitement, is
soon to be married to Salvator Stefano
' Malato, a-voung Sicilian, who was sent
j here bv Italian papers to look after the
Italian department of the world's fair.
I It was a case of love at first sight. Nina
j Is the young woman who fell in love
with August S,iei, the a-w:hist.
Will Hear I'orty-Fonr Stars.
Washington, June 15. The follow
ing order was issued at the war depart
ment: "The field or union of the na
tional flag in nse in the army will, on
and after July 4, 1S!)1, consist of forty
four stars, in six rows, the upper and
lower rows to have eight stars, and the
second, third, fourth and fifth rows
seven stars each, in a blue field."
The Plans Approved.
Washington, June 15. The esti
mates, elevation and ground plan for
the government building at the world's
Columbian exposition have been sub
mitted to and formally approved by the
secretary of the treasury, the postmaster
general and the secretary of the interior.
The Congo Treaty.
Washington, June 15. A number of
inquiries have been received at the state
department from philanthrophic organ
izations and individuals as to the failure
of the United States government to sig
nify its adherence to the Congo treaty,
the final ratification of which must be
exchanged before the end of the month.
This treaty is an agreement to suppress
the slave trade, the sale of firearms and
intoxicants in the Congo district of
equatorial Africa, and nearly all of the
great powers of the world have joined
in accepting its obligations. The fctato
department has replied to these inquir
ies that the subject is still under con
sideration by the United States senate
in executive session, and the depart
ment does not feel at liberty to discuss
the matter generally, but that it is pro
per to say as a result of correspondence
that it is'not improbable that the treaty
will go into effect at the appointed time
in respect to all of the signatories ex
cept the United States, and that it will
be left open to this government to give
its adhesion hereafter. The department
has been working to this end, and tho
eenate having failed to take definite
action, that was all that could be done
pending further action by the senate.
This treaty was negotiated at
Brussels and a representative of
the United States government as
sisted in its preparation. It was
laid before the senatt toward the close
of the last congress for approval and an
executive communication called atten
tion to the necessity for speedy action.
After a long debate in the executive
session the treaty was rejected, but as a
motion to reconsider was entered, tho
matter is still pending. The vote upon
the acceptance of the treaty was closed
and its opponents took their stand upon
several propositions. One was that the
approval of the treaty by the United
States would convey with it a recogni
tion of certain French claims to a large
part of Liberia, which recent eventa
show are now being actively and forci
bly pushed, and as that country is re
garded as one of our wards we would
not permit such aggression. It waa also
urged that the United States could not
consistently with its holding to the Mon
roe doctrine undertake to join in a
plan of dictation, respectingthe affairs
H. C. RENNIE'S
Entire stock is being sold at forced sale for
THE GRANDEST OPPORTUNITY
for purchasing Dry Goods, "Boots, Shoes and Carpets
that will ever be offered in the west.
Brick store and ofher real estate offered tor sale. For
particulars inquire of II. C. Eennie or T. 0. Patterson.
All persons knowing themselves indebted to this firm
will please call and make arrangements for settling at
once, either through l. 0. Kennie or Chas. McDonald,
As They Kr
jian the Week.
Won. Lost. PorC't.
Lincoln 27 US .
Omaha 17 JKO
3tiimeaHlis a) .Sn'5
Milwaukee 2:i "1 AS)
Kansas City 21 .ITS
Kiotix City 2 -T .4211
Denver 'J 2S .4lt
St. Paul 1". I!4 Mr,
4jiu NATIONAL I.EAGUK.
NewYork 27 17 .fiU
Chicago 2.' is ..r81
Boston 2:1 21 SiZi
Cleveland 2:1 23 .!
Brooklyn 22 22
Philadelphia 21 21 .467
Pittshunc 18 21 .42-J
Cincinnati IS 27 .410
Boston :n 18 .C18
St. Louis 35 21) .KiR
Baltimore 21) 21 .5n)
ColtimliHH 2il 27 .4!1
Cincinnati 24 2i5 .4N)
Athletics 22 2U .4-"l
Loui.-vilIe Zi XI .418
Washington 1.1 Si r;
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Kansas City. (I; Lincoln, 5. Swartzel,
Gtinson; Darnshroiigh, Rogers.
Denver. 7: Omaha. 1. 3IcXabl. Rey
nolds; Kiteljorg. SutclittV.
ht. l'aul; i: .Minneapolis. ;i. .lcllale.
McMahou: Rarston, Darling.
bioux City, h: .Milwaukee 11. Hart. De-
wald, Karl; Vickery, Smith, Schrivor. .
Louisville, 3: St. Louis, 0:
Athletics, 1); Baltimore, Li.
Cincinnati, 0; Columhus, 3.
Tcheau Made Manager.
Dkxyku, June 15. The interest iu the
Denver base ball club, owned by Mr.
Van Ilorn, was purchased by a
number of prominent citizens, who
organized for that purpose. Mr. Van
ilorn was immediately deposed from
the managership and Geo. Tebean, the
well-known player, was chosen in his
A Finish Fight.
IlAMMOM), Ind., June '15. Billy
O'Brien and Jack King fought to a
finish with two-ounce gloves near the
pineries for .:!."50 and the middleweight
championship of this state, and O'Brien
won in the twentieth round.
Naples June 15. The eruption of
Vesuvius will, it is expected, become
one of the greatest of the century.
I.ITTI.i: 1TKMS OF NKWS.
Gen, Uarton died iu New York.
At Slaytori, .Minn., a l l-ycar-old son of
M. Ricrdeii accidentally shot himself.
The National Soap Makers' association
in session at. Ronton elected Samuel Col
The total value of exports of beef and
hog products from the United States dur
ing May was $7,17,!S5.
A farmer named Iv Gorman of King
man county, Kansas, was gored and
pounded to death bya hull.
J. Warren Jefferson, son of Joseph Jef
ferson, the well known actor, was married
iu New York to Blanche Render.
Rob Clark, a mulatto, under arrest at
Bristol, Tenn., for assault on Mrs. John
Warren, was taken from jail by a mob
Louis Kellogg fell to the bottom of an
eighty-feet well near Fulda, Minn. He
was instantly killed. Kellogg's home is
at New Hampton, In.
Hippen's planing mill, sash, door and
blind factory at Lockhaven, I'a., burned.
Six workmen were seriously and a num
ler of others slightly burned. Loss,
At Mendota, Mo., a number of women
temperance crusaders went to Gtiffey &
EricksonV drug store and poured out all
thftix LaUj.-it-! i-:' Honors.
LOSS, II A LI A MILLION.
The nig Philadelphia Slaughter House
anil Content Continued.
PiiiLADKLi-iiiA, June 15. The main
building of the abattoir, west side of
I the Schuykill, opposite Arch street, was
1 completely destroyed by fire, and at '!
( o'clock a. m. the surrounding buildings
(had ignited. There were several ex
plosions from the ammonia condensers
used in the refrigerator building, which
kept the temj.erature below freezing
point the year round. In this store
room were 2,000 carcasses of beef, which
were entirely consumed. Charles
Hocke, a curiosity seeker, was hit on the
head with a flying timber and received
injuries from" which he will probablv
die. It is understood that the total
loss, including machines, buildings,
sheds, and dressed beef, will amount to
.nearly 500,000. The buildings are
said to be fully insured. The fire was
I got under control about 4 o'clock.
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cation wuu mo ou
tirelv ruined, and cH.
nearly all killed. A cloud-"our5
every mercnant s siock ui guum ;
.A....t,.lKw miiniln f r fhA fnr th-
In. f oTi-ri ntnl tlirf in tho country.
Along the Turkey creel: and Salt For'
a dozen or more houses were washeu
away. A Mr. Phillips and daughter-in-law
floated a mile on a portion of their
house and were finally washed whore.
Mrs. Phillips and little daughter grasped
the limbs of a tree and hung there until
morning, when they were rescued with
a raft, the water ljeing twenty feet
deep. The foundations of many houses
were washed away, wrecking them, and,
the dugouts everywhere caved in.
Hundreds of people, are living out of
doors on high land, praying for tho
floods to recede. The damago done in
that county alone will exceed $500,000.
A Cargo on Fir.
Qceknstown, June 15. The steam
ship Servia, from New York, has just
arrived with news of serious accident to
the steamer City of Richmond. At
midnight of Thursday the Servia sight
ed the Richmond flying signals of dis
tress. On making inquiries the Servia
learned that the cargo of the City of
Richmond was on fire. The Servia
Hteamed slowly along side of the City of
Richmond. The fire had been discover
ed at midnight Tuesday when a cabin
passenger noticed the floor of his state
room was hot. Smoke was found to be
issuing from the forehold. The smell
indicated that cotton was burning.
Steam and water were injected into the
hold, and it was supposed the firo was
quenched. Wednesday morning three
burning bales of cotton were found and
taken out of the hold. The Counseller
of New Orleans stood by until the Ser
via came. "When the steamship Coun
sellor came alongside the City of Rich
mand, the captain of the Counsellor
dropped dead on the deck, and the
chief officer took command and re-
I mained by the Richmond.
Sixty Killed in a Kail way Accident.
Berlin, June 15. A railway bridge
across the Moeuichen, a small affluent
of the Rhine, at Stein, in the canton of
Basel, not far from Germany, gave way
under the weight of an excusiou train
crowded with throngs of people who
were on their way to a musical fete.
I Two engines and the first car, with all
jits passengers, first plunged into the
river, while the cars reinaineu sus
pended o- i r tho stream. All the train
men were killed, and every passenger in
the submerged car was drowned. Tho
nnmber of killed was at least sixt y, and
i of those injured not less than one hun
SMALL I'OX IX NEBRASKA.
Thirteen Cases of the Dread Disease Re
ported at Douglas.
Talmage, Neb., June 15. Douglas,
ii . .... Cretin Lrnnch- fif-
j U 31UU1 LUttll Jll lilt W'X" J
' teen miles west of this place, Ireports
thirteen cases of smallpox. A man,
! without any knowledge of having been
exposed to the disease, broke out and so
thoroughly inoculated the community
that many other cases will undoubtedly
follow. The village is quarantined and
' everv effort is being made to prevent its
I spreading. Three new cases have devel-
oped near lit. Zion.