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II M II «1,000 FIRE
STAKTED IN HOBOKEN, N. J.
Over TWO Hundred Liven Lost—-Sev
eral i<ai*K( * SteaniMlilim llurned—A
Wonderful Scene— Ho»pitnl« Are
Crowded— Fire Fighting Every
New York, July I.—Almost 110,000,000
worth of property was destroyed, many
lives lost, many persons were injured and j
at least 1600 lives were imperiled by a tire j
that started among cotton bales under Pier ;
No. 3 of the North German Lloyd Steam
ship company in lloboken, N. J., Saturday.
In less than 15 minutes the dames had
spread over an area of a quarter of a
niile, extending outward from the shore !
line from the bulkheads from GOO to 1000 \
feet away and had caught four great ocean
liners and a dozen or more smaller harbor '
craft in its grasp.
Bodies recovered were so badly burned
and blackened that identification was im
possible. The hospitals in New York, Ho
boken and Jersey City are crowded with
the wounded and men are being brought
in by scores.
Those who gathered along the shores
of the Hudson river to witness the great
conflagration saw a spectacle they can
never forget and one that always will
have a conspicuous place m the history
of New York. River and bay were envel
oped in a pall of black smoke through
which angry flames, bursting as if from
volcanoes, on the Jersey shore and in the
water itself, leaped like red sprites into
the sky. The surface of the water was
covered with floating and blazing masses
of freight thrown in haste from the doom
ed vessels, all unnoticed in the mad race
to rescue the more precious human life
threatened or being sacrificed in the great
6hips. And through the pall of smoke
a great crimson sun, enlarged to thrice
Us size by the haze, glared like an enor
mous eye as it slowly sunk in the west.
Such was the tremendous spectacle i
■presented on the surface of the Hudson
river, as if it had been some holiday pa
geant. It was made tragic by the rea- j
lization that in that smoke and beneath i
the turpid waters scores of lives had
been lost or were in their last desperate
struggles against death.
The spectacle was witnessed by thou- 1
sands and thousands from both shores and :
by other thousands who crowded upon
every ferry boat, every excursion boat,
upon every river craft that could be se
cured for tne purpose. The crowd upon
the banks of the river was almost as great
as that which formed to witness the tri
umphant return of Admiral Devvey.
Looking up the river towards the burn
ing ships and piers the scene was one of ,
wonderful but tragic grandeur. The ship
Saale had been towed down the river until
just oil' Fort Liberty, where she had gath
ered about a ring of fire boats and tugs,
all lighting to save at least the hull of the
doomed steamer. Flames were still leap
ing from her port holes and rushing out
of her cabins. At varying distances about
the burning ship lay coal and cotton
barges, all ablaze, each with one or more
tugs playing streams of water upon it.
Some of these barges and lighters were
loaded with inflammable stuff and the
flames leaped high in the air, while the
heat was so terrific that it was possible to j
Use only the small hose of the tugs. Soon |
one by one these altars of lire slowly con
sumed, most of them burning down to the
water line. Along tne Jersey shore small
fires were blazing, started by the wreck
age from the great steamships.
On this side of the river the fire caused
the greatest excitement as the drifting
.steamships and barges floated, all aflame,
to the New York shore and crashed against
the piers from Canal to Murray streets. j
The lire department was called out at va
rious points along the threatened sections!
and the spectacle was presented of the
firemen on shore trying to fight fires, every
minute changing their situation.
The property loss to the North German
Lloyd company docks alone is placed at
12,000,000. The value of the great quanti
ties of cotton, oil and various other mer- j
chandise on the docks has not been estimat- j
cd. The loss to the North German Lloyd
Steamship company alone will probably
come close to $10,000,000, and the Bremen,
Maine and Saale were almost totally de
stroyed. The Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse
was little damaged. The value of the Ham
burg-American line steamer Phoenicia is
not known, but this will swell the amount
Of the damage. The Thingvalla pier was
burned, and the dock of the Hamburg line
suffered greatly. A number of small build
ings in lloboken were destroyed along the
wharves, with their contents, but no idea
of these can be obtained. The Campbell
warehouses were totally destroyed, entail
ing a loss of $1,500,000.
The greatest loss of life appears to be
on the Saale. She carried 450 people, and
was to have sailed for Bremen this after
noon. When the police boat captain went
aboard of her with his rescue party he saw
bodies lying all about the deck. The ship
Bremen carried a crew of 300, the Maine
250, and if as many lives were lost on the
Saale the number of lives lost will be very
great. Then, also, many perished on .
piers, the canal boats and lighters. The j
burning or smouldering remains of canal j
boats, lighters and barges are scattered all '
the way down the river and bay to Staten
island and Governor's island. Each of these
ctaft will add something to the list of dead.
Eatimatea of the Dead.
The World estimates the number of lives
lost at 300. The Journal places the low I
at 200. Other papers plaice the number of
dead from 100 to 200.
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London, July I.— The spectacle of a
man ol American birth, William I. Ash
mead Bartlett Burdett-Coutts, standing in
the house of commons amid a storm of
jeers and cries and exposing to the world
the honors and abuses that followed in
the wake of British victories, proved us
dramatic as it was unprecedented, For
over an hour Coutts, once known as the
"young husband of the millionaire baro
ness," but now growing gray with his 50
years, his face bronzed by the sun of Soum
Africa and his hands clenched nervously
behind him, commanded the attention ol
the hostile majority of the house and drew
a succession of ghastly pictures that in
gruesomenesx of detail eclipsed the horrors
of the Crimean war. This terrible ar
raignment of Great Britain's care of her
wounded, sick and dying, made Friday
night, is by far the most notable occasion
of the session. The speech of the parlia
mentary secretary of the foreign office,
George Wyndham, which was answered by
Mr. Coutts, and that of the government
leaders and the lord of the treasury, A. J.
Balfour, that followed it, were both efforts
that neither man has equaled, this year at
The government was awake to the se
riousness of the crisis, and with surpassing
oratory Mr. Wyndham took its critics be
hind the scenes of the great campaign. In
graphic language he described the enor
mous difficulties of tne communications ex
posed, the daring conception of Lord Rob
erts' plans and the risks he ran. In short,
the under secretary of war gave such a
fascinating panorama, interjecting facts to
prove that the war office took all precau
tions, reiterating that war must always be
feared, that his hearers well nigh forgot
the sick and wounded in their admiration
of the success of the great general. But
this, the Times points today, all crumbled
away before the '•damning details' pre
sented by Burdett-Coutts, who spoke with
the advantage of having seen whereof he
Mr. Balfour for once lost his self-control.
Flushed, and trembling with passion, he
denounced the attacks, which he declared
merely amounted to ungenerous criticism
of Lord Roberts. 'Ihis the opposition de
■ nied, and. in point of fact, the whole tenor
of Mr. Burdett-Coutts' speech was an at
tack on the methods of Lord Kitchener in
stead of Lord Roberts, though this was not
! openly stated. As a result of me dramatic
debate public opinion seems fairly evenly
divided between two verdicts. First, thai
the war office is gui>t.y of criminal neglect;
second, they reserve all judgments until
the parliamentary committee reports. Mr.
Courts has suddenly become one of the
most prominent men of the hour, and the
government has still to face the agitation
S winch has stirred vie country almost to a
greater extent than did the declaration of
Great Britain seems to have pretty well
settled down to the belief that the minis
ters at Peking will not come to much
harm. Vice Admiral Seymour's unsuccess
ful trip inland has brought upon him many
censures. It is maintained lie should not
have left the fleet.
The probability of a big rise in wheat,
owing to the shortage of the American
crop, is also worrying the British world,
for though supplies are still coming in
'plentifully from Argentina the Indian crop
j is quite insufficient to meet its normal
Vancouver, B. C, June 29.—According
to Oriental advices, the Japanese govern
ment is angry at the secret execution of
General An Kyeng Su and Kwon Young
: Wong, former cabinet ministers of the
Korean government and leader- of the
progressive party, who were privately
strangled ii* the Seoul prison as traitors
on the night of May 27. Both were con
cerned in the plot which culminated in the
assassination of Queen Mm at Seoul in
Train Kuliber Captured.
Tucson, Ariz.. July William Stiles,
train robber and fugitive, has been arrested
at Case Grande, near the home of his
mother. He was taken by surprise and
was powerless to resist. He is known as
a desperate man and the officers here are
surprised that he was arrested without a
fight. He was taken to Tombstone. Stiles
ii the man who released Alvord and Bravo
Juan and he has been with them since.
Aliinka Indiana Make Trouble.
Skagway, July 3.— report has
been received here that British members of
the international boundary commission
have met opposition from the Indians in
making the survey and setting the monu
ments. In the big Indian village of Kuck
wan on the headwaters of the Chileat river
and near the Porcupine mining district the
Indians seem to have an antipathy to the
All la Unlet nt Hayti.
Washington, July 3.—Official advices
received here from Hayti set at rest the
rumors that have been current in some
quarters recently of disquieting conditions
in that island. It appears that the present
government of Hayti is busying itself with
a settlement of the existing financial crisis
and there is no other foundation for the
reports of political troubles.
An electric railway is to be built im
mediately between Toledo and Flndlay. j
MIS AND II NEWS
OUR NORTHWESTERN MINES. 1
Items Gleaned From Lnte Reports—
All District* Are Ilcln X Developed
—A Prosperous Year In Predicted-"
Milling >«>««•■ mxi Personals*
The reduction works of the Detroit
Copper Company, at Marenci, Arizona,
caught fire and was* totally consumed. I
'1 ac works consisted of a 160-ton con
centrator, smelter furnaces and con
troverters. The fire will throw a large
number of men temporarily out of em
Reports from Slate. Creek, Wash.,
say that the mill on the Eureka will be ,
running this week. A large force of
men are at work on the 2,000-foot tram
way which lies at an angle of about
30 degrees. The Mammoth is in the
best ore it has ever mined, although
none of it has been put through the
mill. The mill is running on poor ore
which was put in the bins last winter,
but it has pounded out a 59.45-ounce
brick, worth about $1,000. On the
Tacoma claim, through which the Mam
oth claim runs, a fine body of fine ore
four feet wide has been opened. The
Gold Standard Mining and Milling
company operates the claim.
The tunnel on the Golden Harvest in
Republic camp is in GBO feet. Values
are not high.
The shaft on the Republic is down a
little over 100 feet and will bo com
pleted by July 1.
The Black Tail mine is looking fine
in the raise on the intermediate level.
No other worK is being done at present.
Values are still high.
The non arrival of the machinist
who is to set up the machinery on the
Morning Glory mine, has been the
cause of the delay. It does not now
seem probable that the plant will be
in running order before the Fourth of
The south drift on the 300-foot level
of the San Poil is being pushed with
vigor. There is no change worth of
note. The north drift from the bot
tom of the 80-foot winze, on the inter
mediate level, is carrying four feet of
high grada ore.
In the Muldoon group, near Belcher
camp, 12 miles east of Republic, a strik
in copper is reported, made in a 240-ft
tunnel. Superiij|£ndent Ediams says
there is a three-foot ledge which will
average $3 The formation is of
limestone between granite and slate.
The shaft on the Quilp has reached
a depth of 200 feet below tho tunnel
level. Tracks are being laid in the
crosscuts on the 50 foot and the 100-ft
levels, and other preparations are near
ing completion for beginning sloping
on these levels. It will probably take
a couple of days to finish the work.
A new dump is being prepared, so
that the ore can be separated and only
the best sent to the mill. There is
considerable $10 and $12 ore, but this
will not bo milled at present.
A strike is reported on a claim be
tween Delta and Carbon Center. Idaho.
The claim is owned by John Dowd and
J. J. Purcell, and lies in a direct con
tinuation of the Amazon-Manhattan
group. The ore is high grade milling
and was found near the surface. No
assays have been made.
Among the deeds placed on record
last week at Wallace, Idaho, was one
conveying a number of mining claims
to the Sunset Peak Mining Company,
limited, the consideration being $100,
--000. Among the claims is one which
has shown some ruby silver, a very
rare ore in this region, the Siera Ne
vada, Omaha and one or two others in
the same neighborhood near Wardner,
being the only other claims which have
Several large nuggets have been
found on the Mary Ann placers in
Chesaw camp, Wash.
John Markey, employed in the smelt
ing works of the United States mine
at Jerome, Arizona, was burned to
death and two Italians were severely
burned recently. Markey was a skim
mer on a converter. He had poured
the contents of the converter into the
great ladle and the crane was hoisting
it when the pail broke pouring a large
quantity of seething copper over Mark
ey and partially over tho Italians.
Markey's clothing was burned from
his body, and he lived but a short time,
dying in fearful agony.
A stir is reported on West Fishei
creek, 30 miles from Libby Montana,
where $50 ore is reported in an old
The Snowshoe is showing some rich
rock, though on the surface poor ma
terial was found. The claim is half a
mile from the Mammoth.
There is more or less activity In each
of the four Buffalo Hump towns.
Concord is rather quiet, but it is said
in a short time the Boston-Buffalo Id
aho company will be making the great
St. Louis and other valuable properties
| bum. Mr. Turner is now on the
| ground making a thorough ezaminat
-100 and getting thlnga in shape for the
Installment of machinery winch will
be placed m soon M the wagon road is
completed. The Jumbo, which lies be
yond the Concord, about two miles, al
ready has more ore blocked out than
any other mine In the camp, with per
nape the exception of the Big Buffalo,
and before (all will i>>' placed In the
list of act ual producers.
The main shall of tho Mayflower
mine near Whitehall has reached a
depth of 925 feet The lead has not
yet been crosscut and the quantity and
value of the ore at that depth lias,
therefore, not been iscertalned. On
the 800-foot level there was a good
body of very rich ore. The Mayflow
er is one of tlic phenominal mines ot
The Parrot! Bhafi In Blltte has readi
ed the depth of 1600 feet and lgkjstlli
going down, it. being the intention of
the management to ultimately maka
connections with the lower workings
of tho Never Sweat.
According to tho sworn statement
filed with the board of equalization the
net profits of the Utah paying mines
of tho current year were $2.370,026, as
compared with $1,782,824 for the same
period of last year.
A mill Is to be errected on the Poland
China in Chesaw, Washington.
Twenty tons of American Flag ore
areto be tested at the Red Shirt mill in
the Methow valley. Good results are
Another strike is reported in the Sil
ver King in Chesaw, Washington. The
OM is free gold hearing and carries a
large per cent of copper.
Some good low grade ore is being
found in the Nava, in Republic camp.
The ore is similar to that found in the
Mountain Lion hill.
Samples of coal from the newly dis
covered deposit on Orinoflno creek, 12
miles from the town, show a better
quality in tho lower level, which is now
A copper discovery is reported in the
lower part of the Mascot camp in Ida
ho, lowa men own the property, and
are said to have cut a three-foot body
of ore averaging 15 per cent copper.
Double shifts are being worked.
A company of North Vakima capital
ists has secured the services of Ole Nel
son, an expert miner from Eureka,
Utah, to explore the copper properties
in the vicinity of Bumping lake. Sev
eral men are working on the prospects
and reports are favorable.
The season is at least one month
earlier at Buffalo Hump than last year.
Besides the pack trains which contin
ue to arrive loaded with merchandise
there are numerous outfits coming and
going, the proprietors of which sell
eggs, butter, vegetables and meats to
prospectors and campers at the Hump
and along the different routes. The
camp is proving a veritable boom to
Camas Prairie farmers. The growth
Of vegetation at this altitude is simply
wonderful. Less than two weeks ago
the undulating section around Buffalo
Hump was covered with snow, while to
day half a hundred or more horses are
reveling in rich bunch grass.
The Ymir mine is now running a
portion of its new complement of
stamps. The work of increasing the
work of the tramway has been complet
ed and ore was passed down yester
day. Sixty of the SO stamps were star
ted, and the balance will probably be
started in a day or two. This is by
far the largest battery in British Co
lumbia, and it is said the capacity is to
bo doubled in the near future.
The drift on the 100-foot level of the
Hartford, in Wellington camp, has
been extended 100 feet and is still in
A six foot ledge on the J. & S. in Wel
lington camp, is now being stripped.
It is six feet wide and it reported that
the assays averago $50 per ton. It is
the intention of the owners to quarry
out the ore and make a shipment to the
smelter forthwith. The principal
owner is John Rogers. Tim claim ad
joins the Hartford and Brandon and
; Golden Crown.
R. M. McEntire has returned from
Meyers creek to Greenwood and con
firms the report made regarding a dis
covery of rich placer ground on the
Lone Star claim. Mr. McEntire says
the discovery was made while an up
raise for air was being run from the
Review tunnel through the bed of a
I small stream to the surface. In turn
ing this stream so that it would not
run down the upraise good looking dirt
j was uncovered. Ho washed several
pans. Coarse gold was found, and as
high as 60 colors was taken out to a
Hugh Cannon is doing extensive de
velopment work on the Yellow Jacket,
a promisng claim in Brown's camp,
near Grand Forks. It adjoins the Lit
The stream crosscuts the I^one Star
vein, which is an extension of the fa
mous Reco vein, from which bo much
rich gold was taken out a few years
! ago. The presumption is that the creek
I bed down from this vein is rich placer,
and the ground will be prospected im
The closer you get to her the more
far-away look a girl get*.
FOREIGN LEGATIONS IN CHINA
WERE GIVEN TIME TO LEAVE.
rr»!Miiii> Would Have lie on Kiiir<(
by the Ilovorn—Mi-nanKf* Receive*!
DO Not Tell—Aid Will He Sent tO
Washington, July I.—Although no leu
than three messages have come to the state
anil navy departments respecting the con
dit ion of the foreign ministers at Peking,
j pot one of tinl messages gives the slightest
I intimation of why the ministers failed to
leave the Chinese capita] hen given .1
day's time to do ho. One assumption is
that the ministers declined because they
would have gone out of Peking to certain
massacre by the hordes of Boxers outside.
Another is that they declined to leave un
til the foreigners were safely removed.
Washington, July 1. The navy depart
ment has received the following cablegram
j from Admiral KempfF:
"i hefuo, July 1. — Secretary of the Navy,
Washington, D. C: The minister! at Pe
king were given -M hours to leave on the
10th. They refused and are -till there.
"The Peking relief force got half way.
They were attacked by Imperial troops on
the 18th. McCalla and Ensign L'aussig
were wounded, but not seriously. Now
over 14,000 troops are ashore. Commander
Wise commands at Pong Ku, in charge of
transportation by mail and river. Tim
combined nationalities find it necessary Lo
make use of some civilians to operate the
railway. K l-.vu'i !•'."
From It imsilll li.
The following cablegram is from Consul
Kagsdale at Tientsin, dated June 27, be
ing the first communication received from
that officer in nearly two months:
"The siege of Tientsin has been raised.
The troops sent to the reliei of the lega
tions have returned, their efforts being
■in vain. There was fighting of seven sep
arate battles. The American loss was six
killed and 38 wounded. On the LOth the
ministers were given 24 hours to leave
Peking, They refused and are still there.
"B \<;M>AI,K. '
A cablegram received today from Am
bassador Choate at Ixuidon slates that
the foreign ministers were safe at Peking
on the 25th in-t. The Chinese minister,
Mr. Wu, has private advices to the same
effect, which he has brought to the at
tention of the state department.
In the absence of facts concerning the
safety of legations, the government has de
termined to proceed upon the line already
laid down, namely, that the ministers are
jin Peking in need of help. The navy and
' the war department will continue the plan*
set afoot for the dispatch to Peking of mii
: expedition to bring away the ministers. A
cabinet council today decided this point,
and did so with all the official dispatches
['before them, as also with the contents of
' the Associated Press cablegrams from
China in their possession. The decision
amounts to a practical declaration that as
yet there i- nothing officially that will war
rant the assumption that the Chinese gov
ernment itself directed the uprising and
Secretary Hay gave his personal atten
tion to the situation, though far from re
covered from his attack of illness yester
day. lie is still hopeful that there will be
found a satisfactory and honorable outcome
of the present difficulties. Apparently the
Chinese minister, Mr, Wu, holds to thi*
same belief, and this with his personal
knowledge of the actual sentiments of the
tMing li yanicn.
Clark*! Sjifdiil Train.
Butte, Mont.. July I.— \V. A. Clark, who
is reputed to be. ready to contribute $1,000,
--000 to the democratic campaign fund pro
vided he is given recognition and a seat for
his delegates at the national convention,
left by special train for Kansas City Sat
urday morning with the democratic dele
gation. lark also took along with him .i
bras-, band and half a hundred political
friends. The special train, which goes over
the Northern Pacific and Burlington, con
sists of three first class Pullman coaches
and a well stocked commissary car. Sev
eral advance men were sent out a few day*
ago to get up local demonstrations along
the route of the rich man and his friends
in the special train and < lark win make
It is his intention to go to the conven
tion in a style that will impress the dele
gates and democratic leaders of his power
and great wealth, and to excel in display
any other man or delegation.
Before leaving he was questioned about
the report that he would put up a million
dollars, but his only reply was that if SUCH
a story had been circulated he would not
Shot nt Saint TtNSSi
Phoenix, Ariz., July 1. —Teresa Urea,
commonly caned Santa Teresa, the young
senorita who it is alleged helped to incite
the Yaqui Indian rebellions in Mexico, wat
shot at Clifton, Ariz., by G. N. Rodriguez,
to whom she had been married two days
before. The young woman is regarded as
a saint, and hundreds of Mexicans chased
Rodriguez into the mountains, where ho
was captured after a hard fight. He was
unmercifully beaten and narrowly escaped
lynching. The girl will live.
It is estimated that there are no less
than sixty co-operative colonies in the
I United states.