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CONVICTS ARE FLOGGED.
" -Jackson, Mich., Sept 4, The
convicts in Jackson pen, who have
been rioting' for the last five days,
are quiet today, save only when
they cry out in agony as they are
The rioting has stopped be
cause there are five companies of
militia camped in the prison
yard, and the convicts happen to
know that the soldiers have or
ders to shoot to kill on the slight
est sign of trouble.
. Every prisoner was asked if he
were willing to go to work today.
Tho'se who were willing were
taken to the factory under-special
guard shoot-to-kill guard.
Those convicts who refused to
go to work were chained in their
cells and are to'be flogged. The
prison hoard thinks it has been
too merciful so far.
About 300 convicts returned to
work. Between 70 and 100 re
fused. Not all of the ones who re
fused are chained in their cells.
There weren't enough chains to
go- around. Orders for more
chains and Oregon boots have
beeii sent to Chicago.
Last night was the first quiet
night in the pen in the last five
days. The soldiers were patrol
ing every corridor in their stock
ing feet and the whipping post
had been set up.
the. American collier Glacier, capt
tured a Nicaraguan government
steamer, which the rebels had
Coman, in a small boat, over1
took the steamer in the Gulf of
Fonfeca, while the rebels were on
their way to get supplies in Sal
FIRST NAVAL BATTLE
Washington, Sept. 4. The
first nayal battle of the Nicara-
guan war occurred when Ensign.
& G. Cothan and 12 sailors from
THOUSAND HOMELESS. '
Ocean Park; Cal., Sept. 4. The
fire that swept this city last night
still wa burning in spots late
this afternoon. t , v
H. S. Locke, owner of a con
cession on Frazier pier, is known
to have been burned to deaths
Eleven persons, including several
women and children, are missing:
1,000 are homeless.
Los Angeles firemen are work
ing in the ruins. The city is un
der martial law to prevent loot
ing. The property loss is close
The fire started in a restaurant
en Frazier pier. It swept down,
the pier, burning it to the water's
edge and destroying all the; con
cessions. It attacked and demok
ished the Decatur hotel. w-
Then the flames spread into the
heart of the business section and
leveled six solid blocks.
Nine babies, including one
midget Japanese infant weighing
only 24 ounces, were rescued
from x the baby incubator of the
Frazier pier. Many on the pier
when the fire swept out on it
saved themselves only by jump--ine
into, the surL. whence they
were rescued bjr lifeboats.