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VOL. XXXIV.—NO. 94.
Wind Makes the Minnesotans
Serious Storms in the Southern
Part of the State.
Great Damage to Farm Property and
One Hundred Bodies Now Recovered from
Lake Pepin and a Dozen More
in the Lake.
Associated Press Dispatches. |
Minneapolis, July 16. —A very serious
atorm in the southern portion of Minne
sota tonight, prostrated the wires and
cut off communication with many,
points. Since Sunday's experience
everybody here has been uneasy over
storms, and sensational reports were
quickly current that the city of Still
water had been devastated by a cyclone.
A fter a time the wires were gotten up to
Stillwater, and found very little damage
done there. Then came the report that
Marine, Anoka and other points had
been greatly damaged. At a late hour
tonight, however, advices from all points
reported in trouble, show that while the
atorm was very serious and did great
damage to farm property and light
buildings, there were no casualties.
THE LAKE PEPIN VICTIMS.
One Hundred Bodies Recovered and a
Dozen More Missing.
Red Wing, Minn., July 16.—The dole
ful tolling of church bells was still to be
heard in this city today, the list of re
covered dead of the disaster having been
greatly increased since yesterday. Eight
bodies were brought up this morning.
In the afternoon sixteen more were
brought up, and one was sent over to
Lake City, and tonight another boatload
arrived. This swells the list of recovered
dead to one hundred, and it is thought
about a dozen bodies still lie in the lake.
The scene at the lake shore (the disas
ter having occurred two miles this side
of Lake City in Goodhue county) is a
sad one. When the first bodies were re
covered Sunday night and Monday
morning, the faces were calm and peace
ful and showed little or no signs of hav
ing come to a sudden death. Not so
with those found last night and today.
All these were bloated and blackened
beyond recognition, so that clothing and
jewelry and papers were the only way
for friends to claim their dead. The
warm weather and wiallowness of the
water, together with the fact that sev
eral big steamers sent up heavy swells
today as they passed up the river,
brought the bodies to the surface very
quickly. Patroling row boats towed the
bodies ashore, where they were identi
fied as soon as possible and boxed and
shipped to this city.
Engineer Sparks, of the Sea Wing, to
night entered an emphatic denial of the
report that he, the captain, or any of the
crew had been drinking. The friends of
Sparks and Captain Wetheren are also
indignant at the charge of drunkenness.
The reported arrest of Captain Wetheren
is not lalse. A man who came tonight
from Diamond Bluff,where the captain's
hiime is situated, says the sheriff took
Wetheren to St. Paul this afternoon,
having arrested him at the instance of
the United States officials.
LAID AT REST.
General Fremont's Remains Interred
With Beseeming Honors.
New York, June 16. —The remains of
General Fremont were laid at rest this
morning in Trinity cemetery. Distin
guished soldiers, citizens of prominence
and men who had been life-long friends
of the deceased were among those who
attended tbe services at St. Ignatius
church. The body was dressed in black
broadcloth. On the right lappel of the
coat was pinned the badge of the Cali
fornia Pioneers, and on the left that of
Fremont Verein, organized in 1856.
At 10 o'clock the funeral procession
moved slowly up the middle aisle, the
casket in front, and preceded by Rev.
Dr. Arthur Ritchie, pastorof the church.
The pall-bearers were General Sherman,
' General Howard, Colonel Floyd Clark
son, Mark Wilbur, ex-Governor Rodman
Price of New Jersey, ex-Governor Mc-
Cormick of Arizona ("representing Rear-
Admiral Braine), William Colligan,
James E. Nutton, Frank D. Clark and
Major George P. Edgar. After tbe pro
cession the choir sang "Nearer My God
to Thee." Dr. Ritchie read the services,
at the conclusion of which the funeral
cortege moved up Fifth avenue to
Trinity cemetery, where the remains
were temporarily placed in a receiving
AN AWFUL TRAGEDY. *
A Dissolute Old Wretch's Drunken
Council Bluffs, la., July 16.. —The
residence of Hank Hall, a dissolute old
character, was the scene this morning
of an awful tragedy. Hall came home
drunk last night, beat his wife and threw
her out of doors in her night clothes.
This morning at daylight the woman
entered the house to get her clothing.
Hall set upon her, beat her to the floor
with a revolver, and then fired a bullet
into her head. Several neighbors heard
the shot and ran in. George Bennett
attempted to disarm the murderer, but
fled on receiving a bullet in his hand.
Hall emptied his revolver at others with
out effect, and then went into the house
. and cut his throat. His wife died in a
short time, but Hall may recover.
They Go Back on Their Agreement and
Are Still Out.
New York, July 16.—The striking
cloak-makers this morning refused to
abide by the terms of the settlement
reached yesterday. They declared this
rnVrning that they would not return to
work unless all the non-union cloak
makers were immediately discharged.
The committee will meet later in the
, day. The manufacturers refused, so the
cloak operators still remain out, while
-tin; cutters aud contractors, having
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signed an agreement, returned to. work.
The latter virtually gained all they de
The Market for Bartlett Fears Very
New York, July 16.—The agents of
the California Fruit Union send word
that the market for California Bartlett
pears is very strong.
Chicago, July 16.—Porter Brothers
sold five carloads of fruit today. Bart
lett pears brought $2.70 to $3.45; fancy
French prunes, $3.35; Tragedy prunes,
$3.10 to $3.25; Washington plums,
half crates, $2.75 to $3; purple
Duane, boxes, $2.20 to $2.75;
golden drop, $3.05; German prunes,
$2.40 to $2.65; Crawford peaches, $2.70
to $3.70; Hale's early, $1.75 to $2.35;
Foster, $2.20 to $2.85; grapes, $2.20 to
$3.25, (part in very bad order); mag
num bonum plums, $2.60 to $3.05;
apples, $2.95: St. John's peaches, small,
$1.65 to $2.10.
The Earl Fruit Company sold the fol
lowing : Fontainebleu grapes $3.70 per
half crate; peach plums, $2.95; native,
$2.30 to $1.85; peaches, Hale's early,
$1.75 to $2.35; apricots, $1.50 to $1.65;
figs, 65 cents.
Seven Negroes Killed and Six Wounded
at Bier Rouge, T.a.
Vicksburq, Miss., July 16. —Reliable
persons arrived from Bastrop, Louisiana,
today, say seven negroes were killed
and six wounded in the affray with a
white posse near Mer Bouge, told in yes
Charleston, S. C, July 16.—A dis
patch from Blackville says: The white
people of Barnwell county prevented
any further trouble in the Kearse settle
ment. Most of the detachment of mili
tary who went to Kearse have departed.
Their captain said today: "I have not
the slightest doubt that there would
have been very serious trouble at Kearse
had our squad not arrived promptly on
the field, when the riotous negroes dis
persed. Some of them will be arrested."
THE POWDER EXPLOSION
LIST OF THE VICTIMS OF THE
KING'S MILLS DISASTER.
An Eye-Witness's Graphic Description of
the Awful Catastrophe—Dazing Effect
of the Fearful Concussion.
Cincinnati, July 16. —Following ia the
list of the killed at the explosion yeater
day at King'B milla: Mrs, James Dea
con, Henry Reynolds, Samuel Stephens,
Mrs. Jamea Moss and child, Mrs. Fred
Keller and child, Wm. Franey, brake
man; Ralph Williams, Baby Elsyne,
Nick Snyder, and an%nknown main.
A dozen were injured, some of whom
Joseph Proctor, a well-known resident
of Columbus, was an eye-witness of the
terrible affair. He gave a very vivid
account of the explosion. The gentle
man is still suffering from the effect of
his terrible experience, and trembled
visibly when talking. "I hardly know
how I can describe the awful occurrence.
I am still dazed from the effects of the
shock. I was visiting a friend near
King's mills, and during the afternoon
sauntered up the road to the
cartridge factory, when a freight train
came along. I started toward my
friend's house. On reaching the top of
the hill I turned around, just as the
freight train was making a running
switch to the side track. I saw a brake
man on one of the cars as they shot
onto the side track. He was waiving
his hand to some one on the train. As
I looked I saw two detached cars bump
against what I supposed an empty car
on the side track. An instant later
there was a rumbling noise, then the
very ground beneath me seemed
to open. I saw a puff of smoke,
followed a second later by another, and
the cars disappeared. The station and
powder house and dwelling seemed to
follow, and the work of destruction had
only just commenced. I stood rooted to
the ground. I had an idea, of course, of
what had occurred, but I could not real
ize it. I knew many lives were going
out, but I was powerless to lend assist
ance. Then dense volumes of flame and
smoke came pouring from the doors and
windows of the cartridge factory.
I saw men, women and chil
dren tearing at each other in
their frantic endeavors to escape.
The explosion and fire at the cartridge
house seemed to be simultaneous. The
building did not catch on fire in the or
dinary way, but the flame seemed to
penetrate the doors and windows from
all sides. I saw a number of women
come out; but some certainly perished
in the flames. A dwelling-house below
the cartridge house was blown from its
foundations and dashed to the ground.
In this building a mother and child lost
their lives. How long I stood I don't
know, but I managed to make my way
to the scene, and others in the neighbor
hood also gathered there. The scene
was one of the awfullest I ever wit
nessed. The railroad tracks were
twisted and torn like so much paper,
and telegraph poles and wires burned as
so much tinder. We got to work as soon
as possible, and I know, we got fully
a dozen women and men from the
Eowder house. There was not one
ut that was injured or bruised. They
seemed to be oblivious of their sur
roundings, and I don't think they real
ized what had occurred. Some were
burned and others cut and bruised by
the force of the explosion. To add to
the terrible scene was the constant
snapping of cartridges, and the rescuers
were in danger of being killed at any
time. I don't know how many were
killed, but I am of the opinion that ten
at least lost their lives. The number of
wounded will be double that number."
AT LAKE GERVAIS.
The Three Missing Found in the Water
Minneapolis, July 16.—A searcher
found the three missing bodies of the
victims of the Lake Gervais cyclone,
this morning. They were close together
in a marshy portion of the lake, two
hundred feet from the shore. The
bodies of Ohnrles Schurmeier and Rev,
M. Pfactio were matilated,
but lhat of Mrs. J. H. Schurmeier waa
THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 17, 1890.
SWALLOW A WHALE.
Ohio Republicans Reverse
the Jonah Act.
They Gulp Down the Adminis
Also Foraker, Tom Reed and Other
Result of Their State Convention—Min
nesota Farmers Adopt Independ
Associated Press Dispatches. I
Cleveland, July 16. —The Republican
state convention met this morning. Ex-
Governor Foraker, temporary chairman,
came upon the stage with Col. Brins
made, chairman of the state committee.
His appearance was the signal for pro
longed and enthusiastic cheering. At
the conclusion of a short speech by
Brinsmade, the ex-governor was intro
duced and delivered an address. The
convention then took a. recess till after
When the convention reassembled,
the committee on permanent organiza
tion named ex-Governor Foraker for
permanent chairman. He declined,
however, and Congressman A. C.
Thompson was selected. Nominations
were then quickly made as follows:
Secretary of state, Daniel J. Ryan;
supreme" judge, Thaddeus A. Minshall;
member of the board of public works,
Frank J. McColloch. The platform was
then reported. It is in substance as
It reaffirms the national platform of
1888; indorses President Harrison,'s ad
ministration ; indorses the action of the
Republican members of both houses of
congress in fulfilling the pledges of the
party. It says the thanks of the country
are due to the Republican committees
and Speaker Reed for the action in
amending the rules of the house. The
Democratic claim that members may be
absent in a parliamentary sense for the
purpose of defeating a quorum,
and at the same time physi
cally present to further obstruct
public business is denounced as revolu
tionary. The platform cordially indorses
the administration of Governor Foraker
and denounces the Democratic legisla
ture for corruption, extravagance and
partisanship, instancing the extrava
gance of appropriations, the gerryman
der of congressional districts, the viola
tion of the rights of local self-govern
ment by the legislative reorganization
of numerous towns and cities for solely
partisan purposes. It says tlie Demo
cratic party violated the sacred rights of
the majority when, under the mask of
a pretended contest, it robbed the peo
ple of a lieutenant-governor and a
citizen of an office to which he
had been legally elected; pretending to
be the party and representative of the
poor, it elected to the United States
senate a New York speculator and rail
road magnate whose only entitlement to
office was liberality in contributing
money to corrupt politics, and whose
residence in Ohio was for office only.
The platform further warmly com
mends the McKinley bill and denounces
the "attempt of the nations of the old
world and the Democratic party to de
stroy our manufacturing supremacy and
degrade our labor, as an unholy alliance
which should be resisted by every citi
zens who loves his country."
The disability pension bill, as passed,
is heartily endorsed, and a declaration
is made in favor of a just and fair service
pension. It reaffirms the duty of con
gress to faithfully and fully carry out
the declaration of the national conven
tion of 1888 of the Republican party,
that it will provide, by a fair and im
partial election law, for a free and honest
popular ballot in every congressional dis
trict of the United States, so as to secure
to every citizen, rich or poor, native or
foreign born, white or black, the right
to cast one free ballot and have it duly
counted. Protection is demanded for
the wool industry equal to that accorded
the most favored manufacturers of wool,
so that in due time the American wool
growers will supply the wool of
every kind required" for consumption
in the United States. Legislation
by congress and states is favored to
encourage in every practical manner the
interests of agriculture in all its depart
ments. The protection of labor and the
rights of laborers is among the first obli
gations of the government. Sorrow is
expressed at the death of General Fre
The platform was adopted amid pro
longed applause, and the convention
They Unite With the Labor Party for In
St. Paul, July 16.—A special meeting
of the Farmers' Alliance of Minnesota
was held here today. President Hall, in
his address, said the farmers of Minne
sota has assembled for the purpose of
deciding upon taking some independent
action. The convention had been called
upon the urgent demand of the sub
alliances throughout the state. "You
delegates," said President Hall, "have a
great work ahead of you. This means
the beginning of a new political party,
and I hope you will return to your homes
With a knowledge that your work is well
Ignatius Donnelly made a brief ad
dress. He said the newspapers had
charged that he was scheming against
the alliance, etc. This was false.
At the evening session a motion to de
cide whether the convention should
place a state ticket in the field brought
on a hot discussion on the question of
independent political action, to which
there was considerable opposition. The
motion to take independent political ac
tion, however, finally carried by an
overwhelming vote. The convention
then took a recess, and entered into
joint convention with the labor dele
gates to place a joint ticket in the field.
The officers of the alliance were made
officers of the joint convention. One
ballot was taken for governor, and re
sulted: Knute Nelson, 104; Ignatius
Donnelly, 08; Daniel Buck, 67; Henry
S. Newman, 42, J. H. Baker, 32, and a
large number were scattering. It is be
lieved Donnelly or Baker will be nomi
Nashville, Term., July 16.—Tbe Dem
ocratic convention today took several in
effectual ballots for governor, and ad
journed until tomorrow.
Glencoe, Minn., July 16. —Congress-
man D. S. Hall, of the third district, has
been renominated for congress by the
WATER AS FUEL.
A San Francisco Chemist's Wonderful
Chicago, July 16. —A Times Superior,
Wisconsin, special says : A prominent
chemist of San Francisco, now in Supe
rior, is preparing to make public a dis
covery which will work wonderful
changes in the economy of steamship
transportation. His scheme is to dis
pense with the use of fuel of all kinds.
He has devised an apparatus by means
of which water can be utilized as fuel.
By means of his chemical machine the
water is to be resolved into its elements
of oxygen and hydrogen. These gases
are to be burned by means of an bxy
hydrogen machine, producing intense
WORLD'S FAIR SITE.
The Lake Front May Yet Have to be
Chicago, July 16.—An ordinance
granting the lake front as part of the site
for the world's fair was passed tonight
by the city council. Amendments re
quiring the use of no less than 150 acres
there, involving the filling in of at least
100 acres of the lake front, at the ex
pense of the city; were adopted. In
some quarters it is predicted that the
amendment will prevent the use of the
lake front, and that the fair will be held
entirely in Jackson park, six miles from
the center of the city.
BELLE HAMLIN AND SUNOL TO
TROT AGAINST TIME.
Marvin Declines to Make It a Race—The
Yankee Team Wins the International
Cricket Match—Baseball Games.
Buffalo, N. V., July 16. —"Negotia-
tions are pending for a race against time
between Belle Hamlin and Sunol, at the
grand circuit races in this city," re
marked C. J. Hamlin yesterday.
"Marvin declined to trot Sunol against
Belle in a race, but rather favored the
idea of going against time. The idea is to
have Sunol go on a warming heat and then
Belle Hamlin, and then to send each
one of them separately, accompanied by
a running horse, if desired, and the
mare making the fastest time to be en
titled to first money. I preferred to
make the match a race, but that being
out of the question I think the above
proposition is perfectly fair. Sunol is
very fast, and with a good day close to
2:10 will be made."
Washington Park Races.
Washington Park, July 16.—Maiden
two-year-olds, five furlongs—San Juan
won. Laughter second, Walnut third;
time, 1 :03%.
Three-year-olds and upward, mile—o.
E. Courtney won, Nevada second, Pickup
third; time, 1:45.
Dearborn handicap, sweepstakes for
three-year-olds, mile and furlong—Prince
Fonso won, Dr. Nave second, Jed third;
Three-year-olds and upwards, mile
and a quarter—Al Farrow won, Almont
second, Teuton third; time, 2:09.
Three-year-olds and upwards, mile and
seventy yards—Sena won, Khaf
ton second, Pat Sheedy third; time,
ON THE DIAMOND.
The Boston and Cleveland Leaguers Play
Boston, July 16. —Boston and Cleve
land (league) played two games today,
one being postponed from May. Attend
First game—Cleveland, 6; Boston, 3.
Second game—Boston, 8; Cleveland, 4.
New York, July 16.—New York
(league) won the final game of the pres
ent series with Cincinnati. The game
was marked by heavy batting. Atten
Score—New York, 12; Cincinnati, 3.
Brooklyn, July 16.—Brooklyn (league)
defeated Chicago today by fortunate
bunching of hits. Attendance, 1,300.
Score —Chicago, 2; Brooklyn, 7.
Philadelphia, July 16. —Philadelphia
(league) again defeated Pittsburg this
afternoon. Attendance, 1,000.
Score—Philadelphia, 15; Pittsburg, 3.
New York, July 16. —Ewing's men
pulled themselves together today and
managed to win the final game of the
present series with Cleveland (brother
hood). Attendance, 600.
Score—New York, 8; Cleveland, 5.
Boston, July 16.—Boston (brother-
played a fine fielding game today,
and shut out Buffalo. Attendance,
Score—Boston, 19; Buffalo, 0.
Philadelphia, July 16.—Chicago (bro
therhood) won the game this afternoon
by good fielding. Attendance, 2,700.
Score—Philadelphia, 7; Chicago, 15.
Brooklyn, July 16.—Brooklyn (bro
therhood) easily defeated Pittsburg to
day. Attendance, 300.
Score—Brooklyn, 15; Pittsburg, 3.
Columbus, July 16.—Columbus, 8;
Toledo, July 16.—Toledo, 8; Roches
Louisville, July 16.—Louisville, 9;
St. Louis, July 16.—St. Louis, 9;
The Boss Cricketers.
Philadelphia, July 16.—1n the inter
national cricket match, Canada vs. the
United States, the latter won by one
inning and 31 runs.
A Hold-up at the Coronado
The Nervous Highwayman Got
Wonderful Expansion of the Orange
Industry in California.
Other Coast News—The German Bark
Hasted Lost at Sea With Her
Associated Press Dispatches I
San Diego, Cal., July 16. —A bold
highway robbery took place at the ticket
office of the Coronado ferry, on the other
side of the bay, last night about 10
o'clock, and the robber; has not been
captured. Miss Louise Harrison is
cashier, and was alone in the office.
Just after the motor train had carried a
load of passengers from the landing to
the big hotel, she suddenly looked up
and found a pistol in her face, held by a
man with a handkerchief over hie face,
and who was in his stocking feet. He
said he would shoot her if she made
a sound, and then in a nervous manner
went through the money-drawer. He only
found about ninety cents, however,failing
to pull out the drawer far enough to secure
some $30 or $40 in gold in the back com
partment, and after cautioning the girl
on pain of death against making any
outcry, he disappeared in the darkness.
All this time a watchman had been sit
ting about fifteen feet from the girl's
desk on the wharf outside, and as soon
as the robber was gone was notified of
the occurrence. He made a search for
the man, but no trace of him could be
found. The robber begged the girl's
pardon before he left, and said that he
was out of money and had had nothing
to eat for several days.
THK ORANGE INDUSTRY.
Its Remarkable Expansion in California
During the Past Tear.
San Francisco, July 16.—"The expan
sion of tbe orange-growing industry in
this state during the past year has been
remarkable," said Secretary Lelong of
the state horticultural commission to
day. "It is a fact that all the orange
stock in the hands of the nurserymen
has been exhausted, and no more young
trees are to be had. This state of affairs
however, cannot last beyond another
year. Next season there will be plenty
of mature stock, and whatever the de
mand may be for orange trees, it can be
"The prospects are," continued he,
"that the supply of oranges for the
United States,exclusive of importations,
will have to be met by California. Advices
so far indicate that Florida will not pro
duce her usual crop this season on ac
count of early frosts. In our own state
the area planted to oranges has been
materially increased. In Los Angeles
county at least 5,000 acres have been
added to the orange-producing lands in
the last two years, and in San Bernar
dino county at least as much more. In
Yuba county the Colmena colony has
planted 12,000 orange trees in the last
year, and Sutter county has done nearly
as well. In Placer county 100,000 new
orange trees have been "added during
the past two years. California shipped
last year 3,400 cars of oranges, valued at
$1,575,000, and this amount ought to be
materially increased, provided the con
ditions continue favorable."
OVERDUE AND OVERLADEN.
The Bark Husted Given Up for Lost With
Her Valuable Cargo.
San Francisco, July 16.—A dispatch
was received at the Merchants' Ex
change today announcing that the Ger
man bark J. H. Husted, which left Vic
toria on October 23, 1889, for London,
has been posted at Lloyds as missing.
She is so greatly overdue that no hope is
entertained of her safety, and the in
surance is being paid. She had on
board a very large cargo of salmon, val
ued at $300,000, and the opinion is very
strongly expressed here that she was
overladen. Her commander was Cap
tain J. H. Reiners.
Charged With Cruelty.
Portland, Ore., July 16. —Captain
Peter Cardiner, of the American bark
Ivy, which arrived here Saturday from
New York, was arrested today on com
plaint of Albert Wagle, one of the
crew, who charged him with extreme
cruelty. Captain Cardiner had an ex
amination this afternoon before the
United States commissioner, and was
held to answer in the sum of five hun
I.a Blanche and Young Mitchell.
San Francisco, July 16.—The Olympic
Club of New Orleans has telegraphed
La Blanche and Young Mitchell, asking
if they will meet in that city for the
same purse offered by the California
Athletic Club. Young Mitchell states
that ho would accept the offer, but
would not care about going to New Or
leans for several months. La Blanche,
being away, has not yet been advised of
A Switchman Killed.
Tucson, Ariz., July 3.—Edward Spof
ford, a switchman in the Southern Pa
cific station yards here, was thrown
from a car this morning, falling so that
the car passed over his body, killing him
Suicided in the Asylum.
Napa, Cal., July 16. — Mrs Luella
Quinton committed suicide at the insane
asylum here last night by hanging her
self with a sheet from her bed. She was
committed from Eureka only a week ago.
Washout in Arizona.
Phcsnix, Ariz., July 16.—There was a
very bad washout on the Southern Pa
cific today near Bodie, detaining the
west-bound train twelve hours.
Drowned While Bathing.
Norfolk, Va., July 16.—Thomas
Truxton, the thirteen-year-old son of the
late Commodore Truxton, of the United
States navy, was drowned this afternoon
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A Kansas Judge Renders an Important
Topeka, Kas., July 16.—Judge Foster
in the United States district court today
rendered an important decision in tlie
"original package" litigation. Frank
McGuire, of Lyons, Kansas, received *
wooden box containing fifty bottles of
whiskey, each bottle in a pasteboard
box, and sold a number of these bottles;
and Judge Foster now holds that in
opening the wooden box he broke the
Five thousand delegates attended the
convention of the_ state temperance
league, called to express an opinion on.
the "original package" decision of the
federal supreme court. Energetic
speeches were made and resolutions
adopted condemning the decision, and
-demanding of congress the passage of a
bill to place the enforcement of pro
hibitory laws with the state and beyond
the interference of tbe national govern
Killed by Lightning.
Winnipeg, Man., July 16,—Henry
Battel, an old and respected farmer near
Moose Jaw, his ten-year-old daughter
and Herbert McLean," aged 12, a son of
Rev. Dr. McLean, were instantly kitted
while at the supper table last night by »
stroke of lightning.
The Teutonic's Record.
New York, July 16.—The White Star
steamer Teutonic arrived this morning
having made the passage from Queens
town in five days, twenty-one bonze,
fifty-five minutes. This places the Ten
tonic second on the list of ocean racer*.
Saved from Electrocution,
Albany, July 16.—Governor Hill oonm
muted to imprisonment for life the sen
tence of Joseph Chaplean, the mur
derer, sentenced to be electrocuted
during the week commencing July 21st.
Death of Rdltor El well.
Portland, Me., July 16.—E, H, El
well, editor of the Portland Trantcrittt,
died of heart disease this morning,^
FOUL PLAY AND FLAMES.
A BUILDING FIRED TO CONCEAL A.
Murder, Robbery and Arson at Marysville.
A Fatal Hotel Fire—A Wife and Four
Children Cremated—Other Fires.
Marysville, Cal., July 16.—About 1
o'clock this morning fire was discovered
in the Belding soda works, and after it
bad been extinguished the remains of
George Ball, manager of the works, were
found under a quantity of straw at the
back door of the works, by some friends,
from whom he had parted about half an
hour before. Ball had recently been
murdered, as his head bore marks of
having been struck by a piece of gas
pipe. His clothing and safe had been
rifled of valuables, and fire had been set
to the building.
Fatal Hotel Fire.
Tacoma, July 16.—The Model hotrT at
the town of Ray, near here, was burned
to the ground at 3 o'clock this morning.
A man named Adams was burned to
death. The register was burned, and it
is impossible to identify him. Murray
Bros.' saloon and store were also burned.
Loss, $10,000; partially insured.
A Gasoline Explosion.
Fresno, Cal., July 16,—A gasoline
stove exploded at 7 o'clock tonight in a
frame residence owned by F. 0. Vander
lip, and occupied by W. H. Harris and
Harry Wilson. The house and contents
were totally destroyed. Loss, $2,800;
Another Hotel Burned.
Colfax, Wash., July 16.—The Grand
hotel at Tekoa, owned by Albert Mester
man, was burned last night. Loss about
$6,000; partially insured.
A Family Cremated.
Valparaiso, Ind., July 16.—The resi
dence of John Hamlett was burned this
morning. His wife and four children
were burned to death.
Buenos Ayres, July 16.—At the close
of the market today gold was 187.
Amsterdam, July 16. —The price of
silver has advanced from 84 to 86 guilders
London, July 16. —Advices from Chili
state that strikers in the nitrate district
number 7,000. A conflict occurred be
tween the strikers and troops, forty
strikers being killed and wounded.
Vienna, July 16.—The board of health
here is informed that cholera has reap
peared in thirty-one communes of Va
lencia and Alicantes.
Paris, July 16.— Gaulois says an en
gagement occurred between natives and
the French expedition to the Upper
Niger, and the French were routed. It
is feared the natives have blocked the
line of retreat of the French. A semi
official note was published this after
noon denying the alarming reports from.
Capetown, July 16.—The new cabinet
has been formed as follows: Prime min
ister, without portfolio, Rhodes; attor
ney, Innes; treasurer, Merriman; com
missioner of crown lands and public
works, Siewright; secretary for native
Filled With Buckshot.
Bradford, Pa., July 16.— Lewis
Maroni came from New York recently
with a gang of men to work on the new
Allegheny and Kinsua railroad. Today
five Italians came to Maroni's store and
demanded that he join them in a strike.
Maroni refused to do this, whereupon
the delegation rushed at Maroni. He
managed to break away from them and
secured a breech-loading shot gun. He
filled all the men with buck shot, but
none were fatally hurt.
Salt Lake Items.
Salt Lake, Utah, July 16.—The su
preme court today accepted tbe resigna
tion of Frank D. H. Dyer, receiver of
the church's escheated property, and
appeared inclined to appoint Henry W.
Lawrence, fixing his bonds at ftSOO.
The canvass of the school election ef
Monday was inane today. The board
will stand seven Liberals to three Mor