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Manufacturers and Wholesale Dealer* in
Cutlery, Guns and Revolvers.
BEAT FIRE AT MOTEAPOLIS
A sudden Explosion of the In-
flammaWe Bases in the
Five Mills Other vaJnable
Buildings a Complete Ruin.
Sixteen Persons Killed and Many
Losses Sustained Estimated at
$1,500.000One Million to i
the Mi ng Interests,
We clip the following editorial in
regard to the disaster, from the St.
Paul PIONEER PRESS:
A terrible calamity has befallen
our noble and beautiful city of Min
neapolis. At nearly seven o'clock
last evening a tremendous explosion,
followed in quick succession by an
other shock, rocked and stunned the
city like a violent earthquake, with
a sudden and awful crash that spread
dismay throughout the city. The
instinctive apprehension of some aw
ful disaster was instantly realized in
the portentous spectacle of a huge
column of smoke shooting up from
the great Washburn flour mill. All
the city hurried in the wake of the
fire engines to the scene. The great
structure, one of the largest flour
mills in the world, had been torn to
pieces by a terrible explosion of the
gases generated in the milling pro
cesses, the huge roof had been lifted
high in the air, scattering its debris
far and wide, and crushing and
wrecking the great adjacent mills,
while the flames bursting from the
wild chaos enveloped the ruins of
great mills. Seventeen persons were
burned in the sudden and awful ru
in. In a few moments all that mag
nificent group of great millswhich
were the pride of Minneapolis, were
a ruin of shattered masonry,
wrapped in fire. The loss of life
was at first greatly exaggerated by
rumor, but though not a quarter of
the number perished at first supposed
the list of killed and wounded
lends a ghastly gloom of tragedy to
the catastrophe.. The property
ivhich was annihilated in this sud
den and awful disaster, is estimated
at 800,000 dollars. Nor was
the loss confined only to the lo
cality of the explosion. The burn
ing debris, shingles and tarred paper
were borne on the winds far from
the central scene and scattered over
all the southern portion of the city,
and several calamitous fires resulted.
The burning shingles and tarred
paper were borne as far as St. Paul
in six minutes..af.'er the explosion,
which was distinctly heard in two
distinct reverberations at St. Paiul,
which shook with the vibrations of
the shock as if by an earthquake.
Many hundreds of men hurried Iby
rail and team from St. Paiul to the
seene of the conflagration, whose iex
tent was indicated, by the vast col
umn of lurid smoke and flame which
towered above the western horizon.
St. Paul responded as speedily as
possible to the summons of Minne
apolis for aid, and sent her fire en
gines as fast as cars could be got to
carry ,/^Kthem. It was at, one
time thought that the fire
department would be unable
to stay the conflagration, and that
all of southern Minneapolis would
be swept away. But happily thfese
fears were.not realized. Many in
cipient fires were extinguished by
individual effort. .The fire depart
ment did noble work, and by 11 o'
clock the work- of destruction was
arrested. Full and graphic particu
lars of this great disaster are given
this morning hy the PIONEER PRESS.
!Thejh^rtfeM.sympathie "ptthe peo
ple of St.Paul and of the whole State
will be with the stricken families of
the dead with the pecuniary vietims
of a calamity which has fallen, heavi
ly on some of the most enterprising
and public-spirited citizens of Min
neapolis, and with the fair and flour
CHICAGO, I ishinc city some of whose proudest
monuments of yesterday are to-day
a smouldering ruin. But the*calami
ty, though temporarily disastrous,
will not arrest the forward march of
Minneapolis. No such calamity ever
does. In a year or two at farthest
the pecuniary losses to individuals
will be repaired, and new and per
haps greater mills will arise on the
ruins of those so suddenly swept
in Rochester are
Senator Blaine has consented to
deliver the address at Bill King's
fair at Minneapolis, next fall.
The Rep. Congressional Conven
tion for the first district has been
called to meet at Albert Lea, July
The St. Paul Dispatch predicts
that tieo. B. McClellan will be the
Democratic candidate for President
0. C. Sellers, cashier of the Na
tional Exchange bank, of Tiflin,
Ohio, has absconded with $45,000 of
the funds of the bank.
Hon. Knud Nelson has published
a card in the Alexandria Post posi
tively declining to be a candidate
for Congress in the the third district.
John Morrissey, the renowned
New York prize fighter, gambler
and ex-congressman, died in New
York last Wednesday, at the age of
Mr.' N. Buck of Winona, has been
nominated as United States attorney
for Idaho Territory. Mr. Buck is
an excellent attorney, has been a
member of the legislature for several
18,000 bushels of wheat were tak
in at the Rochester elevator a
week ago last Saturday. This is the
largest quantity ever received in one
day at the above named city, J? S
Now that Hon. J. A. Tacher has
declined to become a candidate for
Congress from this district, his name
is favorably mentioned for Gover
nor. We know of no more worthier
a man in the State for the high of
fice, but as Gov. Pillsbury has but
just commenced his second term we
think the mention is rather prema
On the 20th of April Hon. H. B.
Strait introduced the following bill
to legalize certain settlements upon
swamp lands in the State of Minne
sota and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre
sentatives of the United States of America in Con
gress assembled, That all Slings or settlements
made prior to the passage of this act, either as
homestead, pre-emption, or under the tree and
timber culture acts, upon lands known and desig
nated as swamp lands in the State of Minnesota,
and granted to said State under provision of law,
are hereby authorized to perfect' said settlements,
as no\y provided for, upon other public lands: Pro
vided, however, That the title to said lands' has
not been perfected to said State.
Sec. 2. That the State of Minnesota, in lieu of said
settlements, shall be authorized to select an equal
amount of "unoccupied lands of the United States
lying within the State of Minnesota: Provided, That
the lands herein granted shall be selected within
three years from the passage of this act.
"Bishop Ireland has just concluded
an arrangement with the St. Paul
and Sioux City Railroad company
for four townships of land in Mur
ray county for a Catholic colony
The centre of the colony will be at
a village to be built on a beautiful
lake. The village will be named
'*Avoca," and will be in the centre
of the most beautiful prairie land
in Minnesota.^ i These lands are to
be sold at low prices, on long credits
and easy terms, affording epportuni
ty for men of small means to obtain
homes. The bishop, with the wise
sagacity that marks all the opera
tions of his church in secular mat
ters, has in this enterprise, done a
lasting benefit for his people, as well
as for the State..Pioneer, Press.
J. L. Armington formerly a
resident of this place but latterly of
Northfield, was taken to State prison
bj- the sheriff of Hennepin county
on Monday, the supreme court hav
ing confirmed the sentence of two
years imprisonment for polygamy.
Utah divorces don't count in Min-
'S^^^'^'^^ ^-^^NUMBER 19*'^
The heroes of our Indiam war of
1862 will' prick up theiir ears when,
they learn-IhatRegresentatrve Strait,.
of the Second! congressional district,.
has introduced a bill* to give ten
sions to all persons actually engaged
in the suppression of the Sioux In
dian war in Minnesota in 1862 on
the same conditions that are imposed
upon ordinary pensioners of the
United States. Many will criticize
this bill on the ground that it is not
broad enough to cover all who have
at various times, rushed to the de
fence of frontier homes against
blood-thirsty red men. It will ex
clude the heroes ofCapt. Starkey's
cornstalk cavalry raid, and of the
"blueberry war," Col. Hewitt and
the surviving braves of Col. Cullen's.
command, and a host of others
whose children and grandchildren,
neighbors and friends drop to sleep
when the old man eloquent begins a
story of the time when "I was in'
the Indian war."Pioneer Press.
A NEW FENIAN RAID.
ACTIVE' PREPEEATIONS IN PROGRESS
AT BUFFALO FOR AN EXCURSION
INTO CANADA IN CASE OF THE
OUTBREAK OF WA BETWEEN
ENGLAND AND RUSSIA,
Special Telegram to the Pioneer Press.
BUFFALO, May 5.Much suppres
sed excitement exists among the
Irish Nationalists, in this city, in
regard to the proposed Fenian raid
on Canada in event of war between
England and Russia. The liveliest
activity has prevailed here among
skirmishing clubs for the last two
weeks, and military preparations are
undoubtedly being made. Your cor
respondent to-day made an extended
inquiry among leaders of contemp
lated movement. Your represen.
tative ^interviewed the Nationa
lists, and is confident that an in
vasion is contemplated. Col. John
Quinn, who is thoroughly posted in
regard to all the preparations, and
who was in the Black Rock raid of
1866, states that there are three
Irish companies well drill#, offi
cered and equipped. They are' on
the qui vive, waiting for the open
ing of hostilities between Russia and
England, and are ready to move at
a moment's notice.f||An agent from
New York, understood to be James
Cassidy, and to have been specially
deputed by the managers of the
skirmishing fund, has been working
among the faithlul in this city, and
is said to have left
IMPORTANT SECRET ORDERS.
The tenor of these instructions could
not be ascertained, but they are
arousing all the excitement of the
Fenian raid of 1866, The pro
gramme is to call a meeting of Na
tionalists immediately after the de
claration of war, and detirmine up
on the action to be taken. 1000
western soldiers are notified'so that
they can be here in twenty-four
hours, while within this county
there are 3000 more who will ren
dezvous for a raid within three days
after orders are issued, Col. Quinn
further states that Gen. Burke,
formerly of the United States army,
and one of the trustees of the skirm
ishing fund, has already received
applications from veteran officers
in this city to be assigned to com
SECRECY IS MAINTAINED
in regard to this fact, and Captain
Daniel Moran, of the EmmettGuards
of this city, is among the applicants
with several others. Two of the
Irish associations have received their
uniforms, are provided with arms,
and it is understood that several
hundred stands of muskets are to be
shipped from New York in a few
days. The latter fact has been kept
so quiet that the authorities have-^
taken no action as yet. ^Th short
dispatch sent by the AssSeiatedPress I
that Russia is ready to lend aid to-^
the Irish revolutionists, seems to be
well understood, and skirmishera
say the blow will be struck when
least expected. ^^Buffalo, as before
on account of its contiguity to, the
Canadian frontier, has evidently
been selected as a centre of opera*
..Aa: W .t,