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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 278.
in business at
this store this
strates that the
where tofind gen
andour low price
is not the only
draws, but to
gether with a
large stock of
ties and cour
place this store
at the head.
Russian Fleet Believed to Bee
Well O Its Way to
Admiral Makaroffs Move
Bold On If Suc
Japs Say Russians Fought DCS-i ir thetRussians should maket as
by Torpedo Fleet on Shipping
and Harbor Defenses.
Tokio, "March Id.ft is strongly be
lieved here that the Russian fleet
abandoned Port Arthur after the fourth
attack made upon it by the Japanese
fleet and is endeavoring to reach Vladi
vostok. Confirmation of this move
ment is not obtainable from any reli
able source, but recent scouting in the
vicinity of Port Arthur has failed to re-1
veal the presence of any Russian war
ships. It seems logical enough that
the Russians should attempt a clash
lor Vladivostok, where it is possible,
to clock larger ships, effect a junction
with their armored cruiser squadron
and secure a base for operations,
while possessing adequate land de-j
The hopelessness of continuing at
Port Arthur is manifest, while a dash,
for Vladivostok might succeed, con-'
trary to the opinion previously ex-J
pressed. Vice Admiral Togo is unwil
ling to run the risk of dividing his]
battleship squadron and continues to
operate the six battleships together.
tempt reach Vladivostok i inbe:
perately in Recent Attack iMadC Heved they will try a dash through the
Korean straits rather than enter the
Japan sea through the Sugaru straits.
TWENTYTWO DEAD RUSSIANS.
DENIED^ AT ST. PETERSBURG.
Report That Russians Blocked Port
S Petersburg, March 16.The re
port from Newchwang that four Rus
sian steamers have been sunk at the
entrance to Port Arthur after the re
moval of the battleship Rctvizan is
authoritatively denied here.
The Associated Press is assured
that, with the exception of the dis
patch from General Zillinsky, no offi
cial telegrams containing news of
fighting have been received in the last
forty-eight hours. Several telegrams
relating to the movements of troops
have arrived, but as these were only
of strategic importance their contents
Will not be made public.
Departure of British and American
Gunboats From Newchwang.
Tientsin, March 10.The haste of
the British and American gunboats to
leave Newchwang. \Khile the intentions
of the Japanese are unknown and
while consular jurisdiction and the
full treaty port rights of neutrals are
unquestioned, thus prematurely aban
doning the protection heretofore main
tained, has provoked the indignation
of residents and an official protest has
been made to the United States gov
ernment. This was done especially
in view of the action of the Japanese
in placing their consulate and other
property under British protection,
their example being initiated by the
Russians transferring, as indicated in
previous dispatches, their extensive
bank, consular and also civil adminis
tration properties to the French, there
by rendering Russian, Japanese and
other interests alike neutral. The
protest was also sent because of the
manner of withdrawing a British gun
boat and what is understood as the
American intention of withdrawal are
regarded as nalnable neglect, inviting
aepredations upon" British ana Amer
Advance of Russian Forces South of
Mukden, March 16.The machinery
for the advance of the Russian forces
is working smoothly- from Harbin
southward. The running of passenger
trains has been resumed and Russian
families are proceeding on their way
to Europe without confusion. Severe
cold weather, accompanied by bliz
zards and snow storms, has been fol
lowed by a succession of fine days.
The health and spirits of the troops
Information has been received at
headquarters that the Japanese are
gtrengthening their positions in Korea.
STOPPING MANY VESSELS,
Russian Crutesr- Locking for Contra
band of War.
Port Said, Egypt, March 16.The
Russian armored cruiser Dmitri Don
Bkoi is visible.^rom this port actively
Japs Find Many Bodies on Enemy's
Tokio, March 16.The steamer
bearing ten wounded and the bodies
Of nine of the seamen who were killed
in the Port Arthur fight on the
inst. has reached Sasebo. The wound
ed and dead were chiefly participants
in the battle between the Japanese
and Russian torpedo boat destroyers.
The survivors unite in praising the
desperately heroic attack of the Rus
sians and tell a story of a personal en
counter between a Japanese sailor and
the captain of the Russian destroyer
Stereguschtchi. When the Japanese
closed on the Russians the sailor
sprang aboard the enemy's vessel and
met her commander emerging from the
cabin. Sailor and captain sprang at
one another, but the sailor was the
quicker of the two and felled the Rus
sian officer by striking him on the
tear! with a cutlass. The Russian en
deavored to rise, but the Japanese
sailor kicked him overboard and he
drowned. The Japanese say there
were twenty-two dead on the two Rus
The Japanese dead were landed at
Sasebo and received with full military
honors. They were borne on gun car
riages to the naval brigade headquar
patrolling in searcn ewe vessels cany
ing contraband of war. She mistook
th Italian armored cruiser Marco PatQ I
for a merchantman and stopped her
by firing a blank cartridge across her
bow. On discovering her mistake the
Dmitri Donskol signalled an apology.
The Dmitri Donskoi also stopped the
Norkegian steamer Standard. It is
said that the Standard was within the
three-mile limit. Tho warship after
wards signalled her to proceed.
8WEEPING CHANGES PLANNED.
Effect of Japanese-Korean Protocol
Seoul, March 16.The effect of the
Japanese-Korean protocol has already
been felt. It is learned that sweeping
changes will be made in tho Korean
administration. Corrupt officials will
be cashiered, cruel punishments will
be abolished and the postal system will
be extended. A Japanese officer is
about to be appointed adviser to the
war office and prefects who have kept
the money intended for the peasants
in payment for the grain bought for
the Japanese will be prosecuted.
Great preparations are being made
for the reception of Marquis Ito.
BRITISH CONSUL PROTESTS.
Objects to Proposed Abandonment of
Railway at Newchwang.
Tientsin, March 16.The British
consul here has filed a protest with
Sir Ernest Satow, tho British minister
at Peking, against the projected aban
donment of the Newchwang end of
the Chinese railway by its directors
the management in Great Britain.
The reasons given by the consul for
his action are that the British govern
ment had previously made known its
intention of protecting the road and
also that its abandonment at this time
means the probability of its destruc
tion by the Russians should they even
tually bo forced, to retreat.
CRUISER DIANA INJURED.
Exchange of Shots Between Port Ar
Tientsin, March 16.A foreigner
Just arrived from Port Arthur reports!
that a short engagement took place
between the Russian and Japanese
fleets on Sunday' last, the protected
cruiser Diana, belonging to the for
mer, receiving some injuries. About
twenty or thirty shells were exchanged.
The Imperial Chinese Railway com
pany is considering the withdrawal of
Its station force and all of its movable
property from Newchwang.
REFUSE TO HONOR PERMITS.
Japs Compel Correspondents to Re
main at Seoul.
Seoul, March 16.The Japanese au
thorities have ordered the newspaper i
correspondents at Pingyang and Anju
to return. They also refuse to honor i
the permits formerly given for cone-'
opondents to accompany troops to the
front, and are holding them at Seoul,
This action is.regarded as significant.
American Refugees on Board.
"Washington, March 16. Captain
Pillsbury, acting chief of the bureau
of navigation, has received a cable
gram from Commander Mason, com
manding the cruiser Cincinnati, an
nouncing. the return of that vessel to
Chemulpo, Korea, with a parly of
twenty-five refugees, mostly women
and children, from the mining region
BATTLE OVER WOMAN.
Two Men Killed and Another Fatally
rre over quarrel over -a woman caused the
death of Roy Eshe and his brother-in
law, Frank Burnett, and the fatal
wounding of Dr. W. W. Jones, five
mile? from here. The physician and
his victims had been intimate friends
up to the time when young Eshe made
uncomplimentary references to the
girl with whom they were closely ac
A fist fight ensued between the doc
tor and Kshe and when Burnett rushed
up with a drawn revolver Dr. Jones
began shooting. Eshe was shot
through the head and instantly killed
and Burnett died later.
Dr. Jones, who is twenty-five years
old, did not shoot until he had been
seriously cut by Eshe, who also shot
his antagonist through the side. All
parties are prominently connected in
TO SUCCEED DIETRICH.
Congressman Burkett of Nebraska En
dorsed for Senator.
Lincoln, Neb., March 16.At the
Lancaster'eounty primaries practically
every precinct has declared for Con
gress-man E. J. Burkett for United
States senator to succeed Charles II.
Dietrich. This assures Burkett's elec
i Hon provided the state noes UejmV
lican, as many other counties had
pledged support to him and others
were waiting for this county's acth Q.
Burkett has no opposition. The R
publican state convention, which
meets here May 18, will select a sen
Swindler Gets Five Years.
I Des Moines, March 16.Max
man, a clever insurance swine:
defrauded the Equitable Life
out of several thousands of
false representations in sec
which the -company cashed,
sentenced to five years' imiii:
Congressman James A. Hemenway
i has been renominated by the Repub
licans of :hc .r:rst
REFUSED TO RESIGN
BALFOUR MINISTRY DEFEATED IN
HOUSE OF COMMONS ON VOTE
FOR IRISH ESTIMATES.
GOVERNMENT WINS ON NEXT DIVISION
TEST REGARDED AS ANOTHER IN-
DICATION THAT THE PRESENT
CABINET IS DOOMED.
London. March 16.-- The government
was defeated In the ho of commons I
during the day by 141 (o 130 votes on
motion ot John Red:., ind, the liishj
leader, for a reduction of the Irish i
education estimates. A- it was in the
nature of a snap division, engineered
by the Nationalists, the government
refused to resign, but It Is regarded
as another, straw showing the direction
of tho wind.
MI was made
tely after the
,.!ists were is
Mr. Redmond's mo
with the object of cal
Irish grievances. Tb
taken almost mimed:
commencement of the
the Liberals ami Nati
The result was greet od with great
cheering, especially from the Irish
benches. The opposition immediately
moved to report pro ess. Premier
Balfour opposed the motion He ad
mltted, amidst much laughter, thai It
was obvious tho govern ment had be
defeateil on a proposal to reduce a
vote by ?RQ0, but there was a consider
able amount of financial business to
be traiis.ic to I before March ill ami he
did not see why any lime should be
Balfour Accepts Decision.
Mr. Balfour added thai the honor
able member had Sueee, led In reduc
ing the \uto lor Irish education by
$5uo ami the government accepted the
opinion of the house on the subject
Mr. Redmond retoit.l: "We have
defeated the government."
It was then that Mr. Redmond
moved to report progress. This was
defeated by 171 to 14C votes, the gov
ernment majority being 25. The gov
ernment in the interim bud succeed
ed in mustering enough ministerialists
to save the situation, as in the event
of a second adverse v'bte the- minis-
ters would have been bound to resign.
John Redmond said to a representa
tive of the Associated Press subse
quent to th division:
"While the general position of the
government has not been weakened
my impression is that a dissolution
will follow another such blow. Nat
urally we are elated. Monday evening
when the Nationalists voted with tho
government on Catholic education In
England Mr. Balfour had a majority:
of 120. With the Irish against him he
had a minority of 11. The moral is
that the time is at band when Ireland
will hold the balance of power."
Consols dropped one-fourth, from
85"%. on the announcement of Hie do-Wisconsin
feat of the government.
ONE IN WISCONSIN.
House Committee Locates Permanent
Washington, March 16.The house
committee on military affairs has
agreed on tour i iies for permanent
military camp grounds and authorized
a favorable report on a bill for their
purchase. Provision also is made foi
the enlargement of the Chattanooga
and Chiekamauga National park by
the acquisition of 10,000 acres of land
at a cost of $100,000. The camp sites,
At or near Port Sam Houston, Boxarl
county, Tex., where from 18,000 to.
25,00.0 acres are to be acquired at a
cost of $125,000.
Camp Douglas, in Juneau and Mon
roe counties. Wis., 20,000 acres at a
cost of 8400,000.
Cottewago valley, in Lebanon, Dau
phin and Lancaster counties, Pa.,
18,000 acres at a cost of ?!iO0,nOO.
The J. N. Henry ranch, San Luis
Obispo eounty, t'a!., 22,000 acres at a
COSt Of S.-"lHiM0.
The bill provides that no permanent
military posl shall be established on
any of these sites.
CUT IN WAGES PROPOSED.
If Offer Is Accepted Idle Plants Will
Pittsburg, March 16.-A proposition
has been submitted by the American
Sheet and Tin Plate company to the
Amalgamated Association of Iron,
Steel and Tin Workers which, if ac
cepted, win give employment to thou
sands of idle union sheet and tin plate
workers. The offer was the result of
a scries of conferences between "di-
cers of HH company and of the Amal
It provides tor a general reduction
from the association scab' of 20 per
cent and the company tgn-cs to put
all of its idle plants in operation as
soon as the association accepts the
MONETARY UNIT OF PANAMA.
Will Ee a Gold Dollar Similar to That
of the United States.
Panama, March 16.According to a
decree 61 fhe convention pubU 6 I
Monday the monetary unit of the re
public- after Ii"". 'II, next, will be the
goid dollar 57 the Same dimensions
and weight, by law, as the United
States dollar. The silver currency
now in circulation will be exchanged
at the rate of $100 in gold for $22". in
silver. The decree is being greatly
Wisconsin Day at World's Fair.
St. Louis, March If,.Kiks' day at
the world's fair will be July 26, Wis
consin day will be "July 27 cid"c'-
June 20. The change was made at
the request of the Wisconsin commis
sion. June 4 will be "Pike Day."
BEM1D.11, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, LOW TEX CENTS PER WEEK.
WILL EMIGRATE TO AFRICA.
Colored Bishop of New York Diocese
Tired of America.
Now York, March 16.- -Bishop Will
iam Benjamin Derrick, who for tho
past four years has boon the presiding
bishop of the New York diocese of
the African Methodist Episcopal
church and for the past twenty live
years one of tho most aggressive and
active men in the colored race, has
declared that be is tired of America
and yearns for the land of his fore
fathers in Africa. This announcement
he made in addressing the members
ot the New York conference and the
general conference will soon assign a
new bishop to take his place.
Mob attacks, lynching and the
burning of negroes are too much for
him. ho said, and continued
"I do not advocate retaliation, but
we should stand up manfully and pro
teal and appeal to the few friend? thai
we have let: to see to it that wo .uet
justice since we aro here. Wo cannot
win by preaching too much pen, and
brotherly love, for as soon as the ne
gro shows too much Of this spirit the
white man says he is a coward
"The manly man stiiUes back, We
demand manhood rights, not black
manhood rights nor white manhood
"I do not ask for social eqnrilltj or
amalgamation, but for our own choice
Of selection as to taste ami lit',ess. I
want everything thai any othoi man
may have. Bui tho white man ennnol
be iust to us be. ause he has In him
none ol the spll it Of Christ."
EIGHTY UNION MEN AND SYMPA-
THIZERS ROUNDED UP AT
Tellurlde, Colo., March IC One
hundred members of the Clltaens' alll
ftttr*-. after a meeting, armed with
rifles and revolvers, O trod tho town
and took into custo Ij between ioyect-y
and eighty union men and symp&ih'hs
ers. In some instances doors to dwell
Ing houses weie broken open.
The men were hordod In a vacanl
storeroom till early tn the day when
all I hose desired had been effpturod.
They were then marched to the depot
and loaded Into two coaches.
As the special train fle-partod the
Citizens' alliance fired volleys of shots
into tho air.
HEIRS TO GREAT FORTUNE.
THREE KILLED IN EXPLOSION. 1
Foreman AssiEto Girls to Escape but
Loter. Hio Own Life.
ChicflKO. .March HI. -Three person
Ac opinion Is expressed by a Are be.essential I
marshal that two to four additional won..
Canal Legislation to Be Enacted at
Washington, March 16.Whatever
legislation may be enacted by con
gress at the present BC&SJOJB relating
to the Panama canal will be largely
preliminary in character: The preaj
dent has dlflcnased the matter with
menHtfeTB Bf S^??6S and wl'h such
meinliers of the Isthmian canal com
mission as are in the city, but it is
understood no definite decision has
New York. March 16. I" i
Hill and other officials of Hi N tfi
em Securities company were In
ff rem for several hours, apparently
discussing tho BUprorao court decision
In the mergor case.
Vice rresid.nl and C,. ner.it Counsel
Clough had a long talk with Mr, Hill
and Daniel S. Lament, vice nr ddi tn
Of tho Neither,, I'a ilie l.'iiiw.i), WB3
another early \lslioi
Residents Get Estate of
Grand Rapids, Wis., March 16.Mrs,
Ernest Linden,ami has been notified
thai she is In line of dire, Inheritance
for a fortune estimated between $3,
000,000 and $4,000,000, left by a rich
German business man who died in
London six months ago. The man's
name was Keller and those who will
Shan his wealth are nephews and
Hi. re four lit all, one of whom Is
George Keller of Qconomowoc, Wis. aftci On announcement of the decision
Mi Llndemnnn, who Is the daughter and a tlu
of one of the nieces, will share her the day In
mother's legacy with seven brothers
and liters, each ol whom will receive
about $112,500. The Interests of the
heirs are being looked after by Chi
cotinjrj arc be,..-. dedvered to i i
dent i veil teli rni.li, bj mini
werod. d-and gMU briflxcd In' i Uoi r^aclmu i tu uihai axs the ing toufa U. v- enU^J^
nlo'io-, thai v.re.,, the plant of the preci need The fllfferonce In ex- ally, rhls endoi ement reached the
Chicago Toy Noveltj eompauy. Tie-i perl opinion OJ the wijl r.^ult, speaker mlay .i, he ,mme,liate
MDloslon wa -cui.sl by the ienhio,,
dead are burled in the debris. a thorough Investigation ol
The wreckage Is piled twenty feet on the Isthmus of Panama,
hhs-h and untilAhe steel and iron cools sufch recommendation
the firemen whl be unable to search necepsary foi legislation i
the ruins. dicatlo! an- thai con :r
guided largely by this exp,
8HARPERS SWINDLE TEACHERS.
CONTINUES HIS CONFESSION.
Two Hundred lowans Lose Consider
able Cash. Chicago Bandit Killed Two Men In
Ames, la., March 16.An extensive Buffalo in 1001.
swindle, the vi. tints of which number Chicago, March 16. Gustay Marx
200 school teachers In Story county, the cat barn murderer, has conf, I
has jimt ".me to light. Two men t.0 A j.V,,.. rfinOl
cured signatures from the teachers for "Two years ago ln July," said
notes ,,f $!2$o. payable in a year, as starx3 "1 killed two mt In a saloon at
naymenl tor membership in the sum- BTrtDttrr, N. V. Another man and I
rner school to be held by Ames Na- held up the place and killed the bar-
lions! Reading club next summer. In tender, who tried to" get our a win-
addltlon in tfre rouTsa or gnniles the dow. Thi hame ol the owner of tho
members were to receive ten books. saloon was either Patrick or Pitapat
If is said-that only tvzo-Jeiu:hexaJxL rick."
the county escaped being victimized
by thfi ELSSniS, v. !io dLseount-sl the Several Nonunionists Injured.
notes at 11% pet cent, clearing up Chicago, March IC.In a riot be
$2,300, and decamped. tween. pi kets. and nonunion teamsters
PRFI IMINARV IN CHARACTER. I company a number of nmn were In-
Northern Securities Company
Will Promptly and Fluly
Follow the Law.
Denies Intention oi Incorporat
ing New Holding Com
pany in Canada.
t.j Ing .t man i
i to lb., i. port Lhai the est and boat I
Northern Si iirltlea company ol Can
ada WU tO be II.e BU I 0 Ol of C-S
"We have as much notion ol IncoH ''j'"
soon- after the openingl.
ON THE MERGER DECISION.
President of Great Northern Says
Company Has as Much .Notion
of Incorporating in Mars or the
.Moon as in Canada.
eolouel clough refused to dlseussl far he has not had opportunity thor
the MM,!, is produced bj the docl- roughly to digest th decision of the
don MIII would give no hint a hi I court an 1
ii,,! carofullj he
a i: (icate.
So ui ii le ompanj 'ff si
was i Iqseted with I'rei kit ni Hill for
upwards of two hoill 6 Ut J.urn I
J, Hill gave out iim follow n.,..
"Until the full ofllota! copb of tho
opinions and decree of tin nprc-mo
com i ha\ In Bn ree lv am
ten neys ha\ had an i port
,l.!\ i i to i.in .in.
dure i otllcers of I "11
li(3 furl mr a!:m.'im II
to elnr-i I elr purpo to
and imi fi lb tho law as now Inter-
tiotis or lull:"-': RCOOD8 umter COO
Bbornian au-ti-tn it a or not. Thus
v...... ..v.. Morgan was
abo-n the .-tables of the American Can
u,M ami two picneis were arres.eu.,
oi determine, much
future a ion he
OPINION OT STOCKHOLDER.
8ecunoes Comptny to Be Abandoned
_lt I as Soon as Possible.
Lj to N( Vol The Hill
Moi nn inter, it ind I other large
holders ol ho Korthern Securities
.ml lit spirit.''
i th, rong
i In tier i
Northern Securlti upnnj of Uw'WOnM p..m.bMb!e, be abandoned
United Slate* President mi i Quoted continues the si,,,,,, it and
the-aee-b1tdtiani r_ y, ouritloH of the
i^,i"L Northern! 11
poratlng a company In Mai o, LKol xebanK.*.! hack tor the ecurifle*
tis" stock wa Pl*ed time ago in antb I nation
the read- lii c|ustlon the Northern
Pacific, Hi" Great Northern and the
Messages of Congratulation Pouring In Important, as then absolute Ihdepend
on President. operation has not been dls
turned. The decision will merely mean
Washington, March 16.- Measagofl
ot congral i atlou from all pari the
Burlington- -are concerned will not oo
I,,wt(.,t!l(M1 ,,r a commnnity oi
j,, jtuiH en Securities company was -ranted
tio.m to .Mi Knox. In hi i dial ex charter: by the^^governnR'nt'soon ato
h, w'm Joined by the tutor- r Urn original sui was brought
noj M'horaT fenoft caDinet members. MIW
The attorney general, Jusl before Minnesota rhe directors named In
the cabinet ng, ih to Indl the bll or
ncorporatlonistenceQana,-al,ewer"',11ns,'ethtadunderstoof"! uato whal action, it any,-hi might take
the future following up the su ttae tha,t" J. HUP was Interested,
bremo court' d. Iiibn.
1!,. would not saj whether he had though no hm been taken to op-
formod any plana king to priuaecuJ-^ arateunder 11 In Canada
It ImlmM In tie canctmenl ol only forward.-. t to lb- .,i,e Hou.,e iih
of I.V- trrois of lev pi-iol capH stored i fogTsiaiion as may I regardoa his conummenls. and Hus momoran-
ln th.- 'mil.line
h immedlat. iv nem ary, I BV- dum:
One of the dead Is Henry Jordan, a ID'S the way op, to the pa of "If I was so soon to be done tor what
foreman, who per) hod it, the burning such laws relating to the canal Btrip was I even begun for]
ruins after helping a score of glrlo and the Ohiitnu Hon of I he v. rway LABORERS FORm UNION.,
employes to escape as from time to lime in the futui may FARM
n.-inn I Hon
ill make de hi
lice arrived the pickets lied. ^,-.M.
Fire Destroys tntlre UiocK,
Witri UANNON-S' coMfLimtmo.! Red Lake Falls. Minn.. March 16.
I Fre destroyed a block of buildings
Endorse,cent of President Roosevelt
Sent too White House.
rescntative WillUiiu Aldcn Snrrft i
presidency In the house Friday Can
non's countv convention was endors-
cor 0rat form ol
and In pel son on the iupri mu I I
decision in the Northern Socuritiai
.President RooeevoM pel'sonallj con- Northern Securities Company Gets
gratulatcd Attorney General Ki.ox Charter in Cam-ida.
Ottawa, on... March 16 The North
SAID HILL IS INTERESTED.
Concerted Demands Made Upon Iowa
Im-, Moines, M:mh Itl.Farmhands
of (Irani township, franklin county,
have formed -i union and have united
in demanding an i fght-hour day at $30
a mouth. With hoard and washing
thrown in. and the privilege of using
a horse an buggy Sunday evenings.
Tho farmers In this locality are
thrifty Germans and are combining to
resist the demands of the union. It is
predicted that the movement will ex
tond among the farmhands all over the
WHITE MEN RESCUED.
Lynching Threatened by Citizens of
Amevicus. Ha., March 16.The
Americas Light infantry, ordered to
proceed to Preston, county seat of
Webster county, rescued two white
men, Henry Morgan and Sidney Har
rell.'frem lyn hing at the hands of in
arrested charged with
0Urning the town ot Preston. It ia
gai hc h!
pickets were arrested.1
When| a natroo wagon loaded with po-
impll-lose te(d Harrell, his Th
from the fire amounted to $30,000.
the business district, causing a loss of
Single to S"t,O00 The fire started in
bent Siaci hSii and entirely gutted
Washinrton March H,.-\-n 1-
e3 ._, Th
ln fir is un- known, but is thought to beeo incen