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B. H. ADAMS, Publisher.
The News Condensed.
Important Intelligence From All Parts.
While counting' his hoard of 5,000
at Hamilton, Ala., Ben Stillman upset
a lamp, which set fire to the house, and
the money and building- were con
sumed. A. J. Gabler and Mrs. Ada Vennum,
a lady friend, were drowned in the
Elkhorn river at Waco. Tex.
Window glass manufacturers from
Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Illi
nois met in Cleveland, O., and organ
ized a combination, the purpose of
which is to advance prices.
After almost five years of work and
the expenditure of over 83,000,000, Ni
agara has finally been harnessed and
the monster 5,000-horsc power dynamos
of the Cataract Construction company
are now sending- out electricity for
Probate Judge White decided at
Cleveland that Will J. McConnell, the
well-known temperance lecturer, is in
sane. Engineer Neal McKisley saved the
lives of many passengers in a railway
wreck near Richmond Beaeh, Wash.,
but was killed himself.
Tiie visible supply of grain in the
United States on the 2Gth was: Wheat,
35,039,000 bushels; corn, 5,2S7,OO0 bush
els; oats, 3,713,000 bushels; rye, 390,
000 bushels; barley. 40,000 bushels.
Solomon Ucghlett, one of the most
prominent democratic politicians in
"Missouri, killed himself with a gnn at
Some 750, 000 persons saw the parade
of over 25,000 Sir Knights Templar in
Boston. At the business meeting
Grand Commander MeCurdy delivered
his address. The report of the grand
recorder, William II. Isaacs, Jr.,
showed that there were Ml regular
commanderies, and thirty-nine under
the jurisdiction of the grand body.
The membership of the former is 103,
541 and of the latter 3,1 111.
The charred remains of the body of
Howard Pitzel, the one remaining miss
ing child of Benjamin Pitzel, were
found stuffed in a chimney in the cel
lar of a house which II. II. Holmes oc
cupied two or three days last October
in Irvington, Ind.
A meeting of the largest steel con
cerns in the country was held at Pitts
burgh, Pa., and preliminary steps were
taken to form an organization to con
At Wapakoneta, O., a strike on the
waterworks trenches developed into a
tragedy and three men were fatally in
jured. Rains throughout the northwest
greatly improved pasturage and crops.
Cracksmen blew open the safe in the
post oflice and general store of E. E.
Phillips at Rush, Mo., and g-ot away
with money, stamps and papers valued
at over $1,000.
Secretary Carlisle returned to
Washington after a month's absence
. spent mostly in a tour of the great
As the result of a quarrel FranK
Hurst and Belle Levi were fatally
wounded by Charles Williamson and
William Broshears near Rockport, Ind.
The annual encampment f the Na
tional Spiritualist association com
menced at Liberal, Mo.
John I). Scully, who for the last
fifty years has been president of the
First national bank at Pittsburgh and
its predecessor, the Pittsburgh Trust
company, resigned because of failing
The twenty-fourth annual conclave
of the grand commandery of Colored
Knights Templar opened in Cleveland.
The president reappointed Matt W.
Ransom to be United States minister to
Confidential advices received at the
department of state in Washington
were to the effect that Spanish rule in
Cuba could not last much longer, pos
sibly three or four months at tho out
side. Eight members of a gang of counter
feiters were captured near Perry, O. T.
Masked men stripped and tarred and
feathered William Sprill and his wife
t Burnettsville, Ind., and ordered
them to leave town.
It was announced that Secretary
Olncy had made a peremptory demand
on the British government for a settle
ment of the Venezuela boundary dis
pute. Fourteen states were represented at
a meeting- of the Western Editors' as
sociation at Salt Lake City.
The weather bureau in Washington
will hereafter ple-sv on its charts read
ings of sensible temperature that ac
tually felt and make it a prominent
At Lewisburg, Tenn., Jerry Johnson
(colored) was lynched by a mob for
makingan insulting proposal to a white
Fire in Louisville, Ky., destroyed
the building- occupied by Lampton.
Crane fc Ramey, dealers in paints, var
nishes and oils. Loss. $100,000.
The feature of the second day of the
Jinights lemplar encampment in Bos
"Ston was the competitive drill. The
grand treasurer's report showed cash
resources of 30.302.
Spelmax Bros., importers and deal
ers In fancy goods In New York for
fifty years, failed for 8200,000.
A futile attempt was made to wreck
an east-bound night express on the
Kickle-Plate road near McComb, O
In the Montana Methodist conference
at Helena the question of admitting
women to the general conference on
the same footing as men was decided
in favor of the women by a vote of 34
A tornado at Syracuse N. Y., de
stroyed a large amount of property
and caused the loss of several lives.
The barn of Foxhall Keene at Lex
ington, Ky.. was burned and his im
ported stallion Kallacrates, valued at
35,000 and the American stallion Hy-
derbad perished in the flames.
A boat upset in a squall on the St.
Clair river near Marysville, Mich., and
Mrs. Michael Derufg, Frank Derufg,
her brother-in-law, and Miss Celia
Choniski and Miss Edith Connors were
The resurvey of the boundary line
between California and Nevada result
ed in giving California a strip of coun
try aggregating several hundred
"Tommy" Coxneff, an amateur run
ner, broke the world s record lor a
mile at New York, going tho distance
in 4:15 3-5.
At Itasca, Tex., John Brown, 23
years old, cut the throat of Miss Boone,
aged 13, and then killed himself. Re
fusal of the girl's father to a marriage
was the cause.
At the twenty-sixth triennial con
clave in Boston of Knights Templar
W. La Rue Thomas, of Maysville, Ky.,
was elected grand master, and Pitts
burgh was chosen as the meeting place
Frosts were reported at many points
in northern Minnesota.
James Stewart, the famous swim
mer, better known by the name of
Paul Webb, died in Spokane, Wash.,
from injuries sustained July 4 last in
sliding down a 1,500 log chute in a
At Central City, Col., the Americus
and Sleepj Hollow mines were acci
dently flooded and thirteen miners
were probably drowned.
The Waif Savers' association in ses
sion in Detroit elected ex-Gov. R. J.
Oglesby, of Illinois, as president.
The third annual convention of the
National Spiritualists' association of
the United States and Canada will be
held at Washington October 15, 16
August Sei.nou and two sisters
named Holtzhuler were killed by the
cars at Deerfield, Wis.
John Skinner, a prominent business
man at Bloomington, I1L, died while
the funeral of his father was taking
A company was organized at Denver
to operate the first steamboat line on
the Colorado river.
For criticising the United States
courts in the mint cases H. A. Lemon,
editor of the Carson (Nev.) Tribune,
was fined $50 and sent to jail for ten
On the Fleetwood track near New
York city Robert J. defeated Joe
Patchen and John R. Gentry in three
straight heats, the best time being
Hezekiaii Roberts, a young farmer
at Butler, Ky., cut his wife's throat
and then cut his own. He was sup
posed to have been insane.
A call was issued for a convention
of free silver editors at Little Rock,
Ark.. September 7.
At the session in Detroit of the Amer
ican Bar association Justice Brewer, of
the United States supreme court, urged
a better education for lawyers.
The exchanges at the leading clear
ing houses in the United States during
the week ended on the 30th aggregated
8SS5.55I.854, against 5900,518,416 the
previous week. The increase, com
pared with the corresponding week in
1694, was 1S.9.
Fire destroyed fourteen buildings,
comprising the business section of Lib
ertyville. 111., the loss being $100,000.
Fourteen men perished in the mine
disaster near Central City, Col.
Ai.onzo J. Whiteman, formerly mayor
of Duluth, Minn., ex-member of tho
Minnesota legislature, ex-bauker and
millionaire, who dissipated a fortune
in a few years, was sentenced at San
Francisco to nine years' imprisonment
The gold mining' company at Ilellin,
Ala., was incorporated at Chattanooga,
Teun., with a capital stock of $500,000.
The circuit court at Parkersburg,
W. Va., in a decision held a doctor was
entitled to his fee whether he cured or
There were 190 business failures in
the United States in the seven days
ended on the 30th, against 222 the week
previous and 196 in the corresponding
time in 1894.
An excursion train was wrecked be
tween Human and Pope's, Ga.. and
fifty people, a:nong them many Pyth
ians. were hurt, and Mrs. C. W. Han
cock and J. A. Kennedy were killed.
At the closing meeting in Detroit of
the American Bar association More
field Story, of Massachusetts, was
Twenty men from Penn's Grove, N.
J., were lodged in jail at Wilmington,
Del., charged with violating the neu
trality laws in having organized a hos
tile expedition to Cuba.
A woman named Dora Ileil wagon
fatally shot her faithless lover, Henry
Boding, and her rival, Rosa Swearin
gen, near Quincy, IlL, and made her
The firm of Penfield Brothers,
printers and publishers, of Asbury
Park. N. J., made an assignment.
The capstone of the Iowa sailors and
soldiers' monument at Des Moines, la.,
was put in place. The shaft is 150 feet
high and cost $120,000.
At Battle Creek, Mich., Jack Wilson,
a hack driver, shot his wife and then
The convention near Winterset, la.,
to choose a state senator for Adair and
Madison counties, took 4,000 ballots
without result and adjourned.
Twenty bouses were wrecked and
600 persons made homeless by a cloud
burst at San Martial, N. M.
Tee triennial conclave of the Knight
Templar closed at Boston after the new
officers were installed.
A negro farm hand that betrayed
the 14-year-old daughter of John Mulli
gan, a farmer of Simpson county, Miss
was lynched by a mob.
PERSONAL AND POLITICAL,
The Nebraska populist state conven
tion in session at Lincoln nominated
Samuel Maxwell for justice of the su
preme court and adopted a platform
indorsing the Omaha principles.
1 he republicans of L tan in conven-
vention at Salt Lake City nominated
Heber M. Wells, of that city, for gov
ernor. The resolutions demand the
free and unlimited coinage of silver.
Middleton McGiiee (colored), aged
112, died in Monroe county, Tenn.,
within 10 miles of where he was born.
James Cruiksiiank, senior member
of the New York real estate exchange,
died at his home in Hempstead, L. L,
aged 93 years.
At the state convention in Syracuse,
N. Y-, of the people's party Thaddeua
B. Wakemann, of New York, was nom
inated for secretary of state and David
Rousseau, of New York, for comptrol
ler. The republicans of Utah nominated
O. E. Allen for congress.
Octavius Coke, secretary of state,
died at Raleigh, N. C, aged 55 years.
Dr. SciiNuitDREHEn, of Prague, and
two Italian guides, while ascending
Mont Blanc were killed by falling over
The convent at Ribordaine, Italy,
was partially destroyed by fire and
eight women perished.
Scientists were greatly interested in
the phenomena occurring at the town
of Pinotep, Mexico, where, since No
vember 2 last year, not a day has
passed without earthquake shocks.
In a letter to a friend at Kingston,
Jamaica, ( apt. Gen. Martinez de Cam
pos said that the struggle against the
insurrection in Cuba was hopeless.
The conceding of autonomy, he added,
was the only means by which Spain
could avoid losing the island.
In the district of Sidiaich, Algeria,
an Arab village was destroyed by a
cloudburst and fourteen persons were
killed and sixteen others severely in
jured. Germany's torpedo boat No. 14 cap
sized in the North sea and thirteen
persons were drowned.
Half the town of Yukhnoff, Russia,
containing 4,000 inhabitants, was de
stroyed by fire.
Monday, September 9, has been of
ficially fixed upon as the date for open
ing the Canadian Sault Ste. Marie canal.
It was announced that the rebel gen
eral Gomez attacked the city of Puerto
Principe. Cuba, burning one entire
Some 10,000 Kurds attacked the Ar
menian town of Keraakh and several
villages and plundered the churches
and monasteries and burned the houses.
Lightning struck a house near Croix,
Mexico, killing five persons and se
riously injuring four others.
Cholera was said to be raging at
Honolulu, brought there by the steam
er Belgic on her last trip from Hong
Kong to San Francisco.
William G. Burchard, for several
years United States consul accredited
to the Atlantic coast ports of Hon
duras, died at Reaton.
In a fight between the forces of tht
Congo state and the Mahdists in th j
district of Adda Lieut. Cassart and
nineteen men were killed.
The Peruvian congress openedo at
A distinctly perceptible earthquake
shock was felt in many portions of
New Y'ork, New Jersey and Pennsyl
vania about 6 o'clock on the morning
of the 1st. The vibration did not last
longer than a second or so, but it was
severe enough to awaken people from
sleep. The direction oi the shock was
southeast to north-northwest.
The statement of the associated
banks of New York city, for the week
ended the rilst, showed the following
changes: Reserve merease, $1,563,250;
loans, decrease, $272,700; specie, de
crease, $814,300; legal tenders increase,
S2, 770,400; deposits, increase, $1,39.",400;
circulation, increase, St.",S00.
Mr. Marshall McDonald, of West
Virginia, who for the last seven years
had held the position of United States
commissioner of fish and fisheries, died,
on the 1st, at his residence in Wash
ington, of pulmonary disease, after an
illness of several months.
Secretary Moore and the Kansas
state sanitary board are wrestling
with several cases of Texas fever. All
the cases located have been quaran
tined and an investigation instituted
as to the origin of the various out
breaks. A dispatch from Washington says
that a well-equipped and thoroughly
organized movement, having for its ob
ject the placing of all fourth-class
postmasters in the classified service, is
Buffalo, N. Y., was visited by a
$500,000 conflagration, early on the
morning of the 1st. The fire started
in the Academy of Music, which, to
gether with several business houses,
The socialists carried their banner
through the streets of Chicago in their
parade, on the 1st, notwithstanding
the orders of the mayor, but itsied
ness was concealed by a covering of
The United States treasurer mailed
1,107 checks, aggregating $176,822.50,
in payment of the interest due on the
1st on the bonds of the funded loan of
1891, continued at 2 per cent.
A dispatch received at the state de
partment from Mr. Cooper, United
States dispatch agent at San Francis
co, confirms the news that cholera has
broken out at Honolulu.
On the 31st the associated banks of
New York city held $39,149,925 in ex
cess of the requirements of the 25-percent,
The Russian minister of the interior
has received reports that cholera is pre
raleut in Vladivostock.
MISSOURI STATE NEWS.
State Bar Association.
The Missouri Bar association met in
annual convention at Springfield.
The report of Judge C. Tu Dobson. chairman
of the committee on jurisprudence and law re
form, was read by C S. Palmer. Judge Dobson
being absent. The report recommended a
more thorough codification of the laws of Mis
souri. Treasurer Marshall reported a balance
on hand of 1191.67. Hon. Morton Jourdan. as
sistant attorney-general of Missouri, read a
memorial address on the "Life and Character
of Hon Charles H. Mansur," late comptroller
of the United States treasury. who was a mem
ber of the association. The following revolu
tion wxs passed:
"Ittsolcr-I. That the fidelity to publi- duty
and the ideals of our profession, as Known by
Hon. R. F. Walker, attornev-treneral. in his
able conduct of the cases of the Slate vs. Mul
lin and tbe State vs. Harber & Kalirht. in the
supreme court, thereby maintaining the high
standards of the legal profession, entitle him
to the commendation of the members of this
association and all who respect mid honor the
legal profession us an Integral part of our gov
ernment." The following officers were chosen forth
ensuing year: President. W. C. Marshall. St
Louis: treasurer, W. B. Teasdale. Kansas
City. Executive Committee H. C. McDouga!,
Kansas City; Gen. B. G. Boone. Clinton: O. M.
Sebree. Springfield. Secretary, Selden P.
Spencer. St. Louis.
A committee was appointed to revise the
constitution. The report of the commit iee on
statu n tory amendments, which asked fcr
amendments which would prevent delay in
criminal cases, brought out a long discussion,
and was finally adopted. A motion to indorse
the fellow-servant law was discussed and was
Charged with Counterfeiting.
John Rice and his son Russell were
arrested in Dunklin county and lodged
in the St Louis jail on the charge of
counterfeiting. The old man is a
farmer, and his strong forte is in say
ing nothing. He has been married
three times, his last wife being the 17-year-old
daughter of J. A. R. Brandon,
who was also recently arrested for
Judge Henry Cowglll.
Judge Henry Cowgill. for thirty
years a resident of Chillicothe, died
the other night of a complication of
diseases, aged 52.
He was a bachelor, was born at Greencastle,
Ind., and was the son of Judge John Cowgill,
an eminent Jurist. For eighteen years he held
oincc in Livingston county, serving six years
as justice of the peace, eight years as probate
judge, and four years as county clerk, his term
expiring with li-W.
A Sad Mishap.
Mrs. Louise Schell, 1220 North High
street, St Louis, fainted and fell down
stairs with a lighted lamp. She was
so badly burned that she died. Her
husband attempted to subdue the
flames, but was so severely burned
that he will lose the use of his right
Albert Altnether. aged 13, feel into
the water at St Louis, and his broth
er John, aged Id, went to his assist
ance; both drowned. They were sons
of Joseph Altnether, 4244 Virginia av
Child Mangled by a Doe.
The 6-year-old child of Lee Mundy.
14 miles south of Nevada, was at
tacked by the family dog and almost
torn to pieces. The mother beat the
brute off with a club.
Ended With Hydrophobia.
Burt Goosley, aged 15, of Nevada,
was bitten by a dog several weeks ago.
The other day he fell from a street
car, and shortly afterwards was seized
Gave His I.I re for Others.
Aaron Dayton, colored, of Kansas
City, rescued twogirls from drowning.
A few hours afterward he was seized
with a fit of coughing, and died of
Vernon County Did Settlers.
The old settlers of Vernon county
held their seventeeth annual reunion
the other day. The next meeting will
be held on the first Wednesday ic
Holinens ('imp Meeting.
The two weeks' holiness camp meet
ing at Nevada resulted in seventy
three conversions. Many prominent
ministers were present from Missouri
New Depot for Sedalia.
The Missouri, Kansas &. Texas has
let the contract for the erection of a
$30,000 passenger station at Sedalia.
The structure will be of brick and
Because of an Alleged Shortage.
J. B. Hibbs, formerly treasurer of
Worth county, shot himself fatally
near Grant City because of an alleged
shortage of his accounts while in of
fice. To Kill Sherwood's Place.
State Auditor Seibert has appointed
Cash Blackburn to the position of
bond clerk, to fill a vacancy occa
sioned by the death of A. C. Sherwood.
Fell Into the River and Drowned.
Eugene Hamilton, whose home was
between Independence and Coburg.fell
from a railway bridge across Grand
river, near Chillicothe, and drowned.
II. C. Collier.
H. C. Collier died at Smithton, Pettis
county, of pneumonia, aged 75. He
was born at l'redericktown. Ma He
was prominent in his neighborhood.
Farmers and Laborers CnUm.
The annual meeting of the Missouri
Farmers' and Laborers union was
held at Clinton. "Stump'' Ashby, of
Texas, was one of the speakers.
Country Dwelling Hurnrd.
The country dwelling of Mrs. Susan
Ilierouymous, near Longwood, Pettis
county, was burned, with contents.
Loss, 53,000; insurance, $2,400.
Very Su:t-sf ol.
The reunion of od soltliersat Butler
was the largest ever held in thut vi
cinity. It continued four days, and
concluded with a sham battle.
A farmer Accidentally Killed.
Leander Robinson, of Pettis county,
was knocked from a load of hay by
striking a beam in the barn and died
(n a few minutes. He waa S3.
Rich Man Dies of Heart Disease.
Charles B. Frame, for many years
president of the State national bank,
St Joseph, died of heart disease, aged
65. lie was very ri.'h.
John A. R. Brandon and His Son Alonso
Arrested In Dunklin County for Coon
terfeltlnc It Was Poor Stuff, Bat Good
Enough to Cause Them Trouble.
St. Loos, Aug. 27. United States
Marshals Nail and Quayle have depos
ited John A. R. Brandon and Alonzo
Brandon in the St. Louis jail, and in
default of $2,000 bail for each the men
will stay there until the next term of
tbe United States district court They
are father and son, and were arrested
near Holcomb, Dunklin county, on
suspicion of counterfeiting, and the
suspicion became a certainty upon an
exploration of the premises. For some
time tbe Brandons have been suspect
ed of making counterfeit money, and
John A. 11. Brandon.
Nail and Quayle went there to investi
gate. The result of the inquiry waa
that they rode out to where the Bran
dons lived and arrested the two. They
reached there about midnight The
door was fastened by a string, and the
officers had no trouble in forcing their
way in, and the men, who were in bed,
were an easy prey to the limbs of the
Having secured the men, the officers
proceeded to examine the premises. A
long aud careful search yielded noth
ing, until attention was attracted to a
board in the floor which seemed to
have been lately removed, and on pry
ing it up the officers resurrected a com
plete counterfeiting outfit, molds,
metal, bottles and acids, etc.. and also
a batch of lead dollars in a bag. The
whole was covered with earth. There
were three molds for dollars and a pair
of molds for nickels, and SG3 were
found, some finished, except for burn
ishing, and some just as they came
from the mold. There were no nickels.
The Brandons said they had made a
run, but the yield was so bad that
they melted it down and made dollars
The young man admitted having
made the money, and the father did
not deny his own complicity. Mrs
Brandon disclaimed any knowledge of
what was going on, and as there was
no proof of her guilty knowledge, the
officers left her on the farm.
Alonzo, the son. said that he had a
commission as detective, issued by a
Cincinnati concern, and it was his idea
in making the money to try to get oth
ers to pass it, and then he would de
tect them and arrest them, and turn
them over to the federal authorities.
The elder Brandon gave quite a
sketch of himself. He said that he
was 60 years old, had been thirty years
a member of the church and was a
mason and odd fellow. He added that
he was opposed to the free and unlim
ited coinage of silver.
The counterfeit made by the Bran
dons was rather poor stuff. Some of
the dollars might pass if concealed
among good dollars, but the general
run of the work was wretched.
THROUGH THE HEART.
Sheriff Hancock, of Douglas County, Takes
Aya, Ma. Aug. 27. Sheriff William
D. Hancock shot himself through the
heart at his residence at 5 o'clock yes
' terday morning. His wife got up first
, and left him playing with the baby in
j the bed. He was only partially
! dressed, when suddenly he said to his
! wife that he felt very queer, and im
mediately sprang for his revolver,
which was hanging in its holster at
the head of the bed. He fired one
j shot in his breast and before his wife
could reach him, fired another and
sank to the floor dead. Both shots
passed th rough the heart The cause
of the suicide is mere conjecture. Sun
day he appeared in his usual spirits
and read a book until quite late at
William D. Hancock was born in In
diana, February 13, I860, his parents
removing to Christian county. Ma,
when he was 4 years old. They lived
there until 1870. when they moved to
Douglas county. He leaves a widow
and five children, two sisters, a half
brother and mother. During his resi
dence in Douglas county he had al
ways been a stanch republican. He
was a republican justice of the peace of
Cass township one term, aud was
elected for another term, but refused
to qualify. He was a deputy sheriff
unuer li. r. Kelly, and in l:i2 was !
elected sheriff, and re
elected in 1S94. j
Already his successor is being talked
of. The republican and populist
parties are pretty evenly divided in
this county, and there will probably
be a lively fight over the office.
I Fatal Fall of a Boy.r
j St. Louis, Aug. 27. James Maxwell,
ged 6 years fell from a third-story
j window, sustaining a fracture of the
skull that caused death an hour later.
I The little fellow was here with his
' mother from De Soto, Mo., on a visit to
i His mother had prepared him to
; leave for home on the 10:30 train, and
j while she was bidding some neighbors
goodby. little Jimmie ran to the front
window to learn the cause of some lit
tle excitement and. losing his balance,
fell SS feet He struck on his head,
and nev ained consciousness.
ANARCHY'S RED FLAG.
Carried by Socialists Through Street
of Chicago. In Spite of the Mayor's Pro
hibition. Hat Its Blood-Batrf estln Color
was Shrouded bv a Covering of "No Quar
ler Black A Flag Presentation Mich
ael Schwab's Speech.
Chicago. Sept t The knights of?"
the Red flag carried their banner
through the streets of Chicago to-day
notwithstanding the orders .of the
mayor, but its redness was concealed
by a covering of black. They held a.
celebration this afternoon in the back
yard of a saloon on Clybourn avenue,
at which Oscar Neebe and Michael
Schwab, two of the anarchists par
doned by Gov. Altgeld, and Lucy Par
sons were present
The day was made the occasion for
the presentation of a handsome red
flag to the "socialist labor party" of"
Chicago, by the wives and daughters,
of socialists. At the grounds it was
unfurled amid great cheers, but it was.
not waved according to orders.
The gathering of socialists, some
of whom declared themselves to be
anarcbists and others who would be
insulted at the name, waa not so large
or enthusiastic aa similar assemblages,
have been. The speakers of the day
were M. V. Britzeus and Michael
After the presentation, Mr. Britzeua.
scored Mayor Swift for interfering
with the liberty of American citzens.
by refusing them the right to march
through the streets with a red flag,
the "symbol of oscialism." Mr. Schwab,
disappointed those who expected him
to say much regarding his being put.
in prison. The speaker did say that
his followers would succeed if 100, 000
of them were thrown into prison, but
lie failed to make any personal re
marks. He urged those present not to.
go home and sleep, but to go to work
and rally their people and teach their
children to fight against oppression.
BUFFALO'S BIG BLAZE.
Half a Million Dollars' Worth of Property -Destroyed.
BrFFALO, X. Y., Sept 1. One of the
most serious fires that has visited Buf
falo for several years started in the
basement of the Academy of Music at
1 o'clock this morning.
At 1:45 o'clock the firemen, believing
that they had the fire under control,,
withdrew part of their working force.
A few minutes later a blaze broke -through
the rear of the academy and
rapidly spread to the adjoining fur
and hat store of George W. Comstock.
1 Ins was soon totally destroyed.
The fire then spread to Glenuy
Sons store, the largest importers of '
chinaware in the United States, and
burned through two stories before the
firemen were able to drive the flames .
in the opposite direction, where they
found material to feed on in the drug -store
of Lyman &. Sloan, the American.
Express Ca's building and the West
ern Union Telegraph Co., the three
latter places suffering slight damage.
The Jeffreys Lewis Dramatic Co.
was booked to play this week at tbe
academy but had not yet transferred
their effects from the depot to the
theater. A conservative estimate places the
total loss at $500,000.
A GIGANTIC FRAUD.
Counterfeiting Southern Pacific Railway
Tickets Arrests Made and Pending.
New Orleans, Sept 1. A gigantic
fraud of counterfeiting Southern Pa
cific railway tickets was unearthed
here yesterday with the arrest of '
Charles J. Burnett, of Barnett fc .
Wenar, Canal-street ticket scalpers. A
warrant is out for Wenar. It is also -understood
that an arrest has been
made in New York, through a private
detective ngency, and another arrest
in an eastern city, but the names of '
the prisoners are, for the present, with
held. The tickets were counterfeited in
New York by a printing and liths
graphing house in that city, and the
printers, it is said, are also to be ar
rested. Inspector Fegan of the Southern Pa
cific railroad has been at work on the
case for seven months. The South
ern Pacific, since General Passenger
Agent Morse came here, has discovered
counterfeiting going on, and a plan,
was mapped out to capture the alleged
criminals. Fegan worked with the
crooks, and was offered as his share of"
the swag S25.000. United States Dep
uty Marshal Leblanc arrested Barnett .
TROOPS CALLED OUT
To Preserve the Peace Against Striking
Miners at Ishpemlng, Mich.
Laxsiso, Mich., Sept L Gov. Rich
returned to the capital last night from
Elba in post haste upon receipt of a .
telegram from the mayor of Ishpeming
saying the situation in the iron ore
miners' strike was honrly growing -warlike.
The sheriff also fears trou
ble even before the shovels are started,
and has called for troops at once.
After considering the request. Got.
Rich issued formal orders for the fifth
regiment state troops to proceed to
Ishpeming at once under command of"
The regiment will reach Ishpeming
to-day. One hundred tents have beea
forwarde1 to Ishpeming and Assistant.
Quartermaster-Gen. Avery will be on.
tiie ground with every preparation for
a prolonged siege.
Lieut-Col. Burnett, of Muskegon,
has been advising with the governor-
Philadelphia. Sept 1. A distinctly
perceptible earthquake shock was felts,
here this morning about 6 o'clock..
The vibratiou did not last longer than
a second or so, but it was severe
enough to awaken people from sleep.
and to shake ornaments hanging oa.
walla The direction of the shock was.
from southeast to north-northwest
Advices from High Bridge, Atlantic:
Highlands, Englewood, Railway and;
Trenton, N. .1.; Chester, West Chester
and Easton. Pa.; Port Jefferson andJL
Northport, N. Y., and other places re
port the disturbance, but no damage