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VOL.. XL.VIII NO. 1(52.
ROCK ISLAND, ILIi., FRIDAY, APRIL L7. 1900.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
OF THE FIRE
Destruction at Hull and Otta
wa Exceeds Earliest
BUT IS NOW UNDER CONTROL
The Number of Buildings
Lost and Estimate of
Ottawa, Ont., April 27. At 5 this
morning the lire which raged here and
in Hull since 11 yesterday was under
control. The total number of build
ings destroyed was 3,800. entailing a
loss of $20,000,000, and between 12.-
000 and 15,000 men, women and chil
dren are homeless, and four lives
were lost. The summary of the situ
Ottw Building destroyed. 2,000.
Hull Building destroyed. 1,800.
Total Iom to both cities. B3O.00O.0OO.
Total Insurance la both cities, 91 S.OOO,
Ottawa, April 27. The govern
ment at a cabinet meeting today, de
ci led to give 1100,000 for the relief
of the sufferers of the lire. The city
council gives f 10,000.
Ottawa, Out., April 1'T. I-'ive square
miles or territory tunned over; mora
than U.500 dwellings, factories, mills,
Mores ami oilier buildings destroyed
emailing a loss estimated to leach
f-H,(MHi,tNM, and between 1H.J h and 15,
(KM) men. women :ind ehililreu Lome'
less. Is a summing tiu of the havoc
wroiipht ly the tire which raged
fit Hull and in Otawa from 11 o'clock
yesterday morning and at midnight
w:s not completely tinder control.
Some estimates of the losses reach
.'UMvm.OiN). Insurance Is estimated at
F-oOO.lXm. Most of the lumber piles in
Ottawa ami Hull havedisfrpiM'aredaiid
Ore now liu-re heaps of charred wckm!
and ashes. Half a dozen churches and
schools, a number of mills, the Hull
waterworks, the Hull court house and
Jail, the po.-toilire, tht' convent almost
every business place and altout l.(M)
tlwelliugs ajid shops in Hull have been
destroyetl. Indeed, pr.wtically nothing
of Hull is lef t but a church and a few
houses beyond It.
Where tin- Ulaze tint It, Start.
The spot where the tire origin.! ted Is
about a quarter of a mile from the
main street of Hull, and as a gale was
blowing from the northwest right in
the direction of the lumlter piles and
mills on both the Hull and Ottawa
shores of the Ottawa river and Chau
diere I-'allf. it was soon seen that thi
lire was almost certain to le a large
one. Hy half past 11 the lire had got
n good hold of Main street and the en
tire street with dozens of cross streets
was burned, l'ractically there Is not
a house left ill the street.
Two Fatalities Are Reported.
The casualties so far reported are
Miss Cook, an old woman who lived on
Wellington street near the French
church and who was huriicd in her
bouse t a crisp. An unkiioyti man
was found dead oil the Canadian Ia-'
citic railroad track. James Mavan. of
Queen street west, is reported to lie
fatally injured, and some pieces of
timber fell on .lames Merrytield. who
was taken to the hospital. The govern
ment Is supplying blankets and doing
nil In Its power for the comfort of the
No Millionaire, In Hull.
There are a few housesstanding in the
suburbs of the burned city. Hull has
a imputation of about ll'.mi eople.
nnd more than half of them are home
less. The entire business part of tie
city Including the court house. poM
ertlce. public buildings and newspaper
offices is one mass of ruins. The Hp
ulation Is almost entirely i-onqiosed of
pHip!e who work !n the mills or derive
their business from those works. The
tire crossed the Ottawa river In the
afternoon, took hold among the lumber
piles on the brink of the river and ex
tended to the lumber yards and mills.
' eep of the Fire in Ottawa.
The result is that the whole of that
part of Ottawa known astheChaudiere
flats, surrounding the Canadian Pa
citie railway station, where the lumln r
mills are all located. Is fire-swept. The
onlv building standing in the whole
area Is thai-of the Ottawa carbide fac
tor, which Is newly erected and fire
proof. On the Ottawa side of tile river
there Is a larger area covered by fire
than on the liull side. It is estimated
that the number of people homeless in
the two titles and suburban towns i
not les than 12.0H0. and It maj reach
15 m mi.
DEVASTATES ST. MARY'S VILLAGE.
Reaching Nearly Three Mile Beyond the
the City Limits Wind Blows bale.
The fire also devastated, the little
eeulemejU yf JSt, Mary's village. , The.
flames spread aJT,Jig -Tiie iTi'cTimond
road, hurtling Martin & Warner's flour
mill and e&tendiug almost to Skead's
in III. some three miles beyond the city
city limits. At this time 5 p. m.
there was almost a continuous line
ot tire from its starting place at Chau
diere street. Hulk to the m. Louis dam.
and the experimental farm in one di
rection and through and leyond Ilin-
tonburg in another, a distance of near
ly seven miles. In some places the
tire was more than lialf a mile wide.
While the Victoria and Chaudiere
islands were a seething mass of roar
ing flames the fire made an another
jump and caught in the freight shedn
of the Canadian Pacific railroad yards
at the Chaudiere, and soon after the
I'nlon station was ablaze. The rolling
slock and most of the freight and bag
gage had been removed, but the flames
spread with great rapidity and In a
vpry short time the whole of the Chau
diere flats were tire swept. The mass
of fire was blown by the wind which
stiffly continued to blow a gale down
upon liochesterville. Media nicsvil
The government has given tb drill
hall and the city the large exhibition
buildings to accommodate the suffer
ers. All the institutions in the city
which have any accommodations at all
have lent a hand to aid the. distressed.
ine only industry left standing in Hull
Is the Goulmer A.- Houston lumlier mill.
The large Komaii Catholic cathedral la
Hill standing at his writing, but the
flames are surrounding it. Nothing can
ue done t. stop the fire. It will burn
it sen t the water's edge.
BAD TORNADO IN
Terrible ! rictlun in
the Vicinity of
Dallas, April 27. A tornado passed
through the southern part of Johnson
am me northern part ot iiiii coun
ties at noon today, doing terrible de
struction. The town of Blum, 75
miles southwest of Dallas, was partly
destroyed. Several persons were fa
tally injured. A public school house,
a hotel, a dozen dwellings and the
Baptist church were wiecked. Much
other damage was done.
WATSON SAYS HE IS OUT.
1'opulltt Leader "o More a Candidate and
Wants to He Left In 1'eacr.
Atlanta, Ga., April 27. The action
ot the populists conventions in sev
eral northern states in indorsing
Thomas E. Watson, of Georgia, and
naming him for first place on the
ticket, bas caused Watson to" issue a
statement, in which he says: "Under
no circumstances would I accept any
nomination or any cilice. Please
number me among the politically
dead, and henceforth let me rest in
peace', . .
Mayhem- Not tiu lit jr.
Burlington. April 27. Mayhew, on
trial for the murder of Lenhie Fields
with a pen knife, was found not guilty
at 2 this morning. The charge was
chinked to manslaughter under the
Allen at timn .luan.
Washington, April 27. Acting Sec
retary of War Meiklejohn received a
telegram today saying that (Jot. Allen
ha arrived at ban Juan, Porto Kico.
Itials in l.ue Fight ull'i I'IhIoIs.
llliiilingloli. W. V:i.. April J7. At
May lnu y. .MilKnvell entiuty. John llas
Idix.k was killed while in :iu aberra
tion with Waller Sweetnian. Both
men used revolvers. Put weeluiau
proved Hie better iii:irksiii;:n. Thcv
had a falling out hist Sunday evening
over a young winuan whom Ikiii loved
and the duel was the result. They were
FpUropal Contention in Svshion.
Fori Way ne. Iud.. April L'7. Th
semi-annual convention oi the i-.piseo-
p.-ll dineese of Michigan City wascalled
to order ly Bishop White. The con
vention is largely attended and the pro.
edings jire more than usually inter
esting to churchmen.
Strike on Hie New lark ( rulral.
Kuttalo. April 'T. Alout :t..o men
mployod ill the New York Central rail
road shops ami in the yards repairing
ars struck vesterdav for an increase
of wages and the reinstatement f a
number of men alleged to have been,
louse of Commons in Session.
London. April 7. The house of
commons reassembled yesterday after-
NEWS FACTS IN OUTLINE.
Philip D. Armour vNited the Chl-
ngo tock vards yesterday for the tirst
line in iieariv two year.
Winston Chun-hill, war -olTespnd
cut. inav le nominated for parliament i
from Manchester to su-ceeed the new
lMike f Argyll.
King Oscar of Sweden and Norway
has offered to Assistant Secretary
Meiklejohn the decoration of Chevalier
of the Sword.
The anti-tuberculosis congress has
opened :it Naples with large attend
I hike de Arcos. Spanish minister to
the Fnited State, will visit the (rand
Army encampment in August.
A. S. Ilallidic. inventor of the hrst
-able ear system in the I nited States.
is dead at San r raiieiseo. apti
Germany has thirty-six fewer bicy
le factories than it had last year.
Colombian revolutionists are said to
hold the eitv of Cartagena.
Fire which stared in a Philadelphia
paiier spool factory spread to aujoin-
ing proerty and djd JiVl.OoO damage.
Frank Mevers. c-uarged at t bieaso
with being head of an '"arson corn-
pan v." confessed to burning a house
for SCi. Tbs owner and tenant admit
they hired him.
Five thousand laundry employe of
raris have struck for higher wages.
tiradnaring exervlse of the Illinois
School of Dentistry vrm take palce'atl
BOERS AGAIN FLANKED
Ian Hamilton Praised by Roberts
for Work Done at Is-
BURGHERS LOSE A STE03TG POSITION
Whole Plateau ofThaba N'Cbu Aban
doned by Kruger's Men Its Sig
nillcance Queen Victoria
ltet urns to Kngland.
London. April 27. The Var offier
ublishe; the following dispatch from
Lord Knberts. dated Bloemfntein
April 2'!: "General Iau Hamilton yes
terday drove the enemy off a strong
position at Israel's jotrt by a well
u-onceived turning movement, which
was admirably carried out by General
Uldley. commander of the Second
mounted infantry brigade. and General
Sinith-Iorrieu, commanding the Eight
eenth brigade. The troops are today
advancing toward Thaba N'Cliu. Our
losses were slight, only one yet report
ed Major Marshall. Graham's Town
mounted rifles, severe wouud In the
Correspondent Iraws Conclusion.
The I'.loemfonlein corresiKindeiit of
The Jiaily Telegraph, under nines-
day's date, says: "Our mounted infan
try entered the high mountain plateau
of Thaba N'Chu today, almost with
out opposition. As l liana ( tin is a
natural fortress this must mean that
the Boers liave practically thrown up
the smmge in this section of the couu-
try. If the force presses on to Lady
brand the whole country south of that
point, nnd in line with Bloemfontem.
will be completely in our hands. One
difficulty Is that many of the Boers
forming commandoes, immediately on
lindiug themselves beaten, retreat
their farms and resume the roles
jx-aceful citizenship, hiding their
Itoers Suspect an Outrage.
The Pretoria corresiMndent of The
Iailv Mail, telegraphing Wednesday
about the explosion of the Boer arsenal
at Johannesburg, by which ten men
were kilhil and thirty-two Injured,
savs: "The government inquiry sng-
gets that the explosion was a planned
outrage. 1 he explosion occurred in a
house quite separate from the works.
ami received a much larger quantity
of nitro-glvecriuo than could have been
found on the premises. The factory
will le working again in a fortnight.
Ol EF.N I HACK IX KNGLAXP.
Sho I Given a KonxiiiK Send-OfT by Thou
sands as Sh Leaves Ireland.
London.- April 27. Oueeu Victoria
arrived nt Holyhead at p. in.
yesterday on her return from Ireland.
As the queen's yacht left the dock at
Kingstown there was a great throng of
people ashore, which cheered in the
most enthusiastic manner as long as
the vessel could hear. Before her de
parture from lmhliu the tuecu briefly
conversed w;in ine loru mayor ana
lady mavoiess and expressed her re
gret thai she was obliged to leave. She
aid she had had a most pleasant visit
and intimated thai she hoped to be
able to return.
Bv the Oueen's command Karl Ca
dogau. ll'd lieutenant of Ireland, ha.-
published the following: "'I he tjlleeu
verv anxious, before leaving lie-
land, where she has spent a most agree
able time, to express through the lord
lieutenant to her Irish people how-Very
much gratilied and how deeply touched
she has lx-eii bv her reception, here
during the three weeks the Queen has
ppent in this charming place.
She ha been received by all rank-
iul creeds with an euthusiasm ami at
tention which could not ! surpassed.
Kach time the tjueen came before with
her dead husband they kindly and
warmly welcomed her. bin u this oc
casion, after the lapse ot thirty-nine
years, her reception equalled that of
previous visits, and she carries away
the most frfoasant and most affection
ate memory of the time spent in Ire
The tjueeu earnestly prays that
ood will and harmony may prevail
among alt her people and that they
may be happy and prosperous."
The Queen conferred baronetcies up
on the lord mayors of iMiblin and Bel
fast, the title of lord mayor on the
mayor of Cork and his successors in
omce. and knighthood upon the mayor
of Cork and the mayor of London
derry. Her majesty gave 1.nki to 1h
distributed among the poor in the Dub
The channel fleet fired a royal salute
as her majesty s yacht anchored at
Holyhead. The town was profusely
decorated and last evening there was a
general illumination of the town and
harlior. The channel fleet proceeded
to Milford Haven. The Queen aud her
suite dined atoard the yacht after th
anchorage had been reached. Ther
remained on board the vessel until
10:3O a. m. today, when the party toK
a trajn for indsor.
Times Calls for Help for Canada.
Ivondon. April 27. The Times says
editorially this morning: "Great Brit
ain must help Canada, who is lavish
ing her blood and treasure in South
Africa, bv contributing to the funds
for the victims of the Ottawa tire.
Why They Spared the Works.
Lcndon. April 27. It is understood
that the reason the Boers did not de
fsimvthe Kloemfontein waterworks
was that there are many Boers among
Ihwr Propaganda Over Here.
London. April 27. The Netherlands
minister of foreign affairs yesterdaj
received the Boer peace commissioners
It is alleged that they will time their
arrival in the United States so that it
will occur at the most exciting period
of the presidential ejection campaign
Boers Haven't Got BosnoC 4
London. April 27. The report that
proves fTTTe untrue. Lord Metlmen la
still there, and General Hunter' s di-'
vision from Natal, which was supposed
to be going to Kloemfouteln. is arriv-l
ing at Kimberley. This Is evidence
that some imjtortant
afoot in that li.tre
CHICAGO STRIKERS .THREATS
Alleged To Re Determined to Cause Trou
ble on Iewey IJaT.
Chicago. April 27. The success of
two features of the parade ou Dewey
Day is seriously threatened by union
workmen. IIetorts have reached the
contractors in charge of the erection of
the reviewing stand that strikers are
declaring no one will set foot upon the
structure next Tuesday, and members
of the singing societies have been so
intimidated by union workmen that
many of them will apjiear no more for
practice and will not take part in the
demonstration ou the Art Institute
"These threats from union workmen
that the Dewey grand stand will never
be used have come to us straight."
said oue of the live contractors who
are directing the work ou the review
ing stand. "Their plan, as it has been
rejiorted to us. is either to saturate
the structure with kerosene ami set it
on lire or gain admittance to the
grounds at night after the grand stand
is completed aud so weaken it that it
will collapse when the crowd begins to
IJepresentatlves of ainion labor are
trying to intimidate the young women
who are to sing in the chorus. They
stand nt the entrance of the hall wherf?
the rehearsals are held and iusult the
pirls as they come" and po.
BET COSTS A HUMAN LIFE.
Questlon Was Wlietbnr a Keg of Powder
Would Uu 00' It Went.
i ireeusbiirg. I'a.. April 2i. It was
through a wager eufered into ltetweeii j
George Stoiicowich aud John Mickolli k j
that death and destruction was brought
aloiit in the tenement house at Lari
mer on Tuesday night. The party of
Austria ns sat. in a room where there
was stored several Kegs of powder and
some dynamite, at the home of John
Miekolick. discussing the explosive
IKJWers of powder and dynamite.
Stoiicowich offered a wager of 1M '
cents wilh Miekolick that the blasting
powuer contained ill lue Kegs would I
not Ignite. The bet was accepted aud
a quantity of the powder was placed
on the floor, a lighted match thrown
into It and Stoiicowich lost the bet.
The body of John Miekolick lies at the
morgue here. I lie other victims will
Senate and House Synopsis.
Washington. April' "7. Almost the
entire session of the senate yesterday
was devoted to consideration of the
right of athau B. Scott, of West ir
giuia. to retain his seat in the senate.
Morgan and lVttus opposed Scott. The
case went over without action. Ma
son introduced a bill providing that thu
civil government of -Cuba shall le
turned over to the Cubans on July 4
next, and ail semblance of I'uited
States authoritiy be -withdrawn that
day. In supporting his bill Mason at
tacked the admiuisi ration vigorously.
A joint resolution was adopted for a
change in location of aids to naviga
tion on Simmons reef and Lansing
shoal iu Lake Michigan.
The house passed the postotlice ap
propriation bill. The attempt to strike
out the .1!m;.inh for siK'cial mail facili
ties from New York to New- Orleans
and from Kansas eitv to New
ton. Kas., was defeated. as
usual. J lie pneumatic tulH pro-
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I initru iriL t,iii, inr ,1 ujriii i iiicui.
to give extra comjiensation to letter-
carriers lor work iu excess of forty-
eight hours a week remains in. The
bill to Increase the salaries of smier-
visors of census by 2 per cent, of the
amount received by their enumerators
Forest Fires In Wisronsin.
Houghton. Mich., April '27. Forest
fires are burning lietweeu N-storia aud
Saxon, Wis., along the line of the
South Shore railway, the most nu
merous leing between Sidnaw ami
Lake Gogebic, where trains are rarely
out of sight of the flames. The fires
so far have not done -great damage.
not 1 living reached the lest tract of
uncut timber, but should the dry weath
er continue for another week, heavy
damage will be done aud several smail
Interest In llie Great Conference.
New York. April L'7. The interest in
the Iv-umenical conference meetings
at Carnegie hall seems to be on the in
crease, l he attendance at last night s
meeting was. if anything, larger thau
in the afternoon, which was a record
breaker. At the afternoon meeting the
men were conspicuous by their ab
sence, it being woman's day; but in
the evening there was a very fair
iprinkliug of the sterner sex. though
there were very few men on the plat
form. Vets a 'S.OOO. OOO Contrac t.
.lanesville. Wis.. April 27. Five mil
lion dollars is involved in the contract
that has been awarded to Hayes Bros.,
of .lanesville. In New York city for
grading a ortiou of the underground
railroad. D. W. Watt, a local repre
sentative of the Hayes Bros., received
the news in a telegram Wednesday
evening. The contract -overs a big
territory near Central park. The work
will take an army of men. vast ma
chinery, a fortune anil four years to
Novelist Barrie for I'arliament.
London. April 27. James M. Bar
rie. the novelist, lias ac-epiel ine in
vitation of a committee to contest the
vacancy in the representation in the
house of commons from Kdiuburslt
aud St. Andrew universities. pwKIded
the Liberals of the constituency gen
erally approve of his candidacy.
Will Build Firtera Bllles of Koad.
Tomahawk. Wis.. April 27. The
Marinette. Tomahawk- and Western
Baifway company co-ntemplate-s ex
tending its line fifteen miles into ter
ritory where settlers lnivemade homes.
to give them an outlet for their prod
uct and rail communication with the
outside world- .. .v... . . .
Interesting Coincidence in
inning Ballot of the Indi
DUBBIN IS CHOSEN I0B THE LEADEB
Gains the Victory on the Same Ballot
That Made Mount the X0111-
inee Iu IHOH.
Indianapolis. April 2. After a con
test that lasted from t a. m. till U p. m.
yesterday Colouel W. T. Durbiu, of
Anderson, was nominated for governor
by the-Ilepablicau state convention.
The first ballot showed that Durbiu
and Gritliths were close leaders, and
that the other four candidates Ho
gate. Haggard, l'osey aud Dodge
were classed by themselves. The suc
ceeding ballots st.adily narrowed the
margins until the seventh ballot was
reached, when Durbiu ami Griffiths
had the field to themselves. As th-j
ballot closed it was seeu that Durbiu
had wou ami Gritliths moved to make
the vote unanimous. It is a coincidence
that at the-last Kepubliean state con
vention Governor Mount received tho
nomination ou the seventh ballot.
Xurbin's Itrief Speech of Thanks.
Colonel Durbiu made a brief speech
of thanks, in which he said: "This
convention has conferred honors upoti
r me not my due. While 1 have Ih-cu a
j humble worker in the ranks of the
party, I did it without exectatiou of
I reward. I say to you frankly I did not
start, my name for this place; neither
did I encourage it when it was started;
j but after I gave my consent 1 did do
( my Iw'st to succeed. I give this con
vention all the gratitude of my heart."
Ticket That Was Nominated.
The complete ticket is as follows:
For governor. Colouel W. T. Durbiu;
lieutenant governor. Newton W. Gil-l-ert.
of Angola: secretary of state,
1". B. Hunt, of Winchester; auditor of
state. W. II. Hart, of Frankfort; treas
urer of state. Leopold Levy, of Hunt
ington: attorney general. W. L. Taylor,
of Indianapolis; superintendent of pub
lic instruction. F. L. Jones, of Tipton;
judge of the supreme court. Fourth
district, Leauder J. Monks, of Win
chester; reporter of the supreme court.
C. F. Itemy; state statistician. B. F.
Johnson. Dclegatcs-at-large to the na
tional convention Senators Fairbanks
and Beveridge. Governor Mount, and
Charles S. Heruly. Alternates Nathan
l'owell. T. 11. Adams. F. A. Amsdeii
and G. Brewer. Klectors-at-large
Hugh II. Ilauna, Indianapolis; Charles
Tid Not Need a IJevcnue Stamp.
The only time that a serious squab
ble threatened the convention was dur
ing the nomination for reporter of the
supreme court. The Marion county
delegation vole was challenged aud
the roll called. Oue memberendeavored
to vote a proxy, but it was challenged
on the ground that it was illegal be
cause it did not bear a revenue stamp.
L'xcitement quickly started ami a rul
ing from the chair was called for. Act
ins Chairman Watson ruledtbat the
& Jjrcd Benjamin Co.
The Bradford is a Natty,
Short, Top Coat.
The New York Box is a trifle longer. We have
others too. This line of Top Coats are made by
Alfred Benjamin & Co., which is an absolute
guarantee of their being the proper caper.
YOU KNOW US.
jTusence ot 'a Teveuue stamff uTd not in
validate the proxy and that it could
be voted. After a time order was re
stored and the balloting proceeded.
The reason that Hanly uid not preside
was that he is suffering from a severe
Wilt Re the Kagle ntrd Ticket.
The American eagle was adopted a
the emblem for the ticket. Just lefore
the convention adjourned a resolution
was adoptedextendlugtoSeuator Beve
ridge, who Is at Danville, N. Y., at
tending the bedside of his wife, the
sympathy of the convention and its
earnest hope for her speedy recovery.
At 10:."ii p. m. after thirteen hours
of continuous session, the convention
adjourned slue die.
OTHER STATE CONVENTIONS.
Massachusetts Republicans and Alabama
llrinorratt Line l'p.
Boston, April 27. The Republican
state convention to choose delegates
and alternaies-at-large to the national
convention was called to order in Music
hall shortly after noon yesterday by
A. II. Goeting. chairman of the state
committee. The entire proceedings
were of the perfunctory sort, as all of
the work was mapped out before the
call to order. Karly In the session the
platform was adopted as reported, aud
coutains no features not to be fuoud
in any standard Republican declara
tion this year. The delegates-at-large
are Senator Ixtdge; Samuel W. MeOall.
of Winchester: William B. Pluukett,
of Adams, and Walter Clifford, of New
Bedford, ljepresentati ve Dolllver. of
Iowa, made a brief speech to I he con
vention lcfore adjournment.
Montgomery. Ala.. April 27. The
Democratic state convention, which
closed here yesterday, adopted a Bryan
aud free silver platform, and nom
inated the following ticket: For gov-
rnor, W. J. Samford: secretary of
state, Kobert 1. McDavId: attorney
general. Charles G. Brown: superinten
dent of public instruction. .1. W. Aber
croinbie: treasurer. J. Craig Smith;
auditor, W. H. Matthews: commission
er of agriculture, H. B. I'oole.
Jackson. April 27. M. A. Montgom
ery, H. O. Turley, John It. Lynch and
James Hill were named by the state
Lepublicau convention which ad
journed here at 111 o'clock last niglrt. as
delegates-at-large to the national Con
vention at Philadelphia. The session
was turbulent, the struggle being be
tween the whiles and negroes, the
Head lock on an M. C. Candidate.
Appletou. Wis.. April 27. A new
complexion was put on the Republican
congressional convention light in the
Eighth district last night by six Minor
delegates from Brown county chang
ing to Knesterman. a Brown county
man. The deadlock Is not. 'broken,
however, and after the seventy-fifth
ballot the convention adjourned for the
day. s v .
Cholera Added to Famine.
Loudon. April 27. A special dis
patch from Bombay says: "The choler.t
is raging fearfully at the great camp
at Godra. whore thousands of famine
Mricken natives are receiving relief.
Theodore C Button, of Austin
(Chicago suburb) was so nervous that
he died from the shock attendant up
on the pulling of seven teeth.
John Butler fell dead in La Sadie
Mreet, Chicago, after a hemorrhage of
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Early Home of the Great
General Celebrates His
ROOSEVELT CHIEF SPEAKER.
Delivers an Oration on the
Virtues of the Union's
Galena, April 27. Imposing exer
cises were held, here today on the oc
casion of the celebration of Grant's
birthday anniversary. There was a
parade "in the morning," followed by
the exercises at Turner hall. Gov.
Thodore Koosevelt, of New York,
- THHODORK ROOSEVELT. ' '
was the orator of the day. In open
ing his address Gov. Koosevelt said:
In the long run every great nation
instinctively recognizes the man who
peculiarly aud preeminently repre
sents its. own type. Here iu our
country we have had many publio
men collie first rank soldiers, ora
tors, constructive statesmen and pop
ular leaders. We have also had great
philosophers who were leaders of
popular thought. Kach one of thesn
men has hail iiis own group of devot
ed followers, and some of them have
at times swayed the nation with a
power such as the foremost of all
hardly wielded. Vet as the genera
tions .- lit awa-, as the dust of con
flict settles, and as through the clear
ing air we look back with keener vis
ion into tho nation's past, mightiest
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