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VOL. IiU. NO. 249.
ROCK ISLAND, LLlu, SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 1903-TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
' IAST EDITION
Later Details of Durand
Accident Adds to
THE ROLL OF DEAD
Responsibility for Wal
lace Bros. Dis
aster. Durand. Mich.. Aug. 8. The death
list sis a result of the collision in the
Grand Trunk yards between the two
sections of Wallace Bros. circus train
stands at twenty-three, seven of whom
are In the morgue unidentified. Cor
oner Farrer has impanneled a jury
whi.li viewed the remains and ad
journed until Aug. 14, when the in
quest will be held.
Ileeortl of Total Casualties.
Following art' the dead: James Tof
feliulre, Onent. la.; James McCarthy,
trainmaster of the (irand Trunk; A. V.
Ijirge. special officer of the Grand
Trunk. Rattle Creek; John Furcell,
IVru. Ind.. boss oanvasnian; Lafe Lar
son. Cambridge, O., team driver: I.
Thomas, residence unknown, member
of stake and chain gang; Harry St.
Clair, residence unknown. reserved seat
man: John Leary. Springfield, 111.. 1hss
of ring stock; Andrew llowland. New
York state, canvasman; Frank Thorp.
Dundee. Mich., trainmaster of circus
train: Robert Rice, residence unknown,
harness-maker; George Smith, resi
dence unknown, blacksmith; Charles
Sands, Peru. Ind.. driver; Joseph Wil
son. Pittsburg: XV. L McCoy. Colum
bus. ().. canvasman with side show;
Edward York. Terre Haute. Ind.; un
identified man. driver of band wagon:
unidentified man. home said to be at
Indianapolis, rider in eireus races; mi
identitied man. Lome said to le Louis
ville, four-horse driver; unidentified
man. four-horse'' driver: unidentified
man, suffocated to death; two unidenti
Victim Who Art Wont Hurt.
These are the most seriously in
jured: James S. Foley, special officer
of the Grand Trunk. Detroit, shoulder
dislocated, bruises; Joseph F. Ronton,
.ew Milford. Conn., internal injuries;
XV. II. Hoe. Armstrong, 111., internal
Injuries; Frank Tillery, Rising Sun.
Ind.. hip dislocated, very bad bruises
and internal injuries: Pole Abrams.
Sandusky. O.. Burt McC.nith. Collins
ville. O.: John XV. Koons. Bairdstown.
O.; George Hartley. Los Angeles. Cal.:
Jo Anderson. Evansvllle, Ind.: John
Thompson, Peru. Ind.: J. King. Ports
mouth. O.; C. E. Frisble. Geneva. O.;
E. J. Connelly. Eminettsburg. ).; XV.
L. Cone. Dubuque, la.; J. J. Meadow,
Anderson, S. C; Joseph Patterson,
Grand Trairie, 111.; C. E. Parker. Ham
mond. Ind.; Joseph Monks, Vassar,
Mich.; Jolin Glleber. Bollaire. O.; John
Collins. Des Moines, la.; Stephen Ben
nett. New York: George Clough, Trum
bull, O.: J. It. Stewart, Denver; G. W.
Terry. Chicago; N. Caldwailader, Indi
nnapolis; Marshall Nellls, Chicago;
Henry Coulklin, Binghampton, N. Y.
SCENE WAS AN APPALLING ONE
Seventeen Corpiei Taken Oat of the Tan
gle by the Wrecker.
The scene in the Grand Trunk yards
after the collision was an appalling
one. The wreckage of an engine and
four cars was strewn about, while the
shrieks of the injured victims and the
bellowing ot the frightened animals
could be heard above the hiss of es
caping steam and the excited shouts
of the rescuers. Six of the injured
'died at the hospital before 2fl p. m.
"When the wrecking train crews had
linished pulling to pieces the tangled
nnd broken cars, seventeen dead men
were lying on the grass awaiting re
moval to the morgue. A majority of
them were killed while asleep. The
circus performers were orv the rear of
the moving train and escaped injury.
Escaping steam and the screams of
those pinned in the wreck made a hor
rifying spectacle in the gray of the
early morning when the trainmen in
the yards and the"nroused townpeople
reached the scene. The fire whistle
was sounded and the whole town was
aroused. The rescuers went to work
without waiting for tools to extricate
the victims. A wrecking crew is kept
In the yards here, and it was on the
scene in a few minutes. All the ph3
fsicians and trained nurses in town
were called, and these In nearby
places were rushed to the scene -on
hand cars. The Hotel Richelieu, was
converted into a temporary hospital.
The dead, many of them so terribly
mangled that identification seemed Im
possible, were laid on the greensward
a short distance from the wreck. One
of the wrecked cars of the second sec
tion was occupied by five elephants
nd several camels. One of the ele-
FIRE IN COAL, MINE
IMPERILS MANY MEN
Explosion Destroys Light Plant
and Flames Spread HOO tn
Linton. Ind.. An if. S. A?i explosion
at the Dickson coal mine this after
noon destroyed the electric light
plant. The names spread to the mine,
where 200 men were working. It is
feared they will perish unless the fire
is extinguished quickly.
Strange Conditions Prevail
Brief Spell In South
Sioux City. la.. Aug. S. One of the
most remarkable atmospheric disturb
ance is reported from Oucoma, S. D.
Following the hottest day ever experi
enced there came an atmospheric con
dition. lasting only a few minutes, but
fatal to live stock aiul greatly dis
tressing human l'ings.
During the day nearly every kitten
in the vicinity of Oacoma died, ap
parently from the effects of some- gase
ous matter in the .air. A hunch of
eighteen head of cattle In one drove
was seen coming down from the flats,
when six of them fell dead.
FROM OHIO JAIL
And Are Still at Large One of
them a Mur
derer. Columbus. Ohio, Aug. S. Four con
victs, including Lewis liarmon, con
victed of murder, escaped from the
county jail this morning by cutting a
bar in the bath house with a knife
tiled in the shape of a saw.
piiants and two camels were killed,
and the other animals and their train
er escaped. With the exception of
this car none of tiie menagerie was
wrecked. the other demolished cars con
taining canvas or wagons, and there
was comparatively little excitement
among the wild animals. As soon as
they recovered from the shock th
trainers rushed among the cages, quiet
ing the beasts. The elephants in the
wrecked car behaved with surprising
It was ll'ATt a. m. when the first
section of the circus train pulled into
the west end of the Grand Trunk yards
here. A red light was hung on the
rear car to stop the sei-ond faction.
Engineer Probst, of liattle Creek, who
was on the engine of the rear train,
says he saw this light and applied
the air brakes. To his horrer they
refused to work. He reversed his en
filne, but the momentum was too great,
and with a crash that aroused all of
the town near the yards the trains
RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE WRECK
Officials of the Road Declare That It Recta
on Engineer !-- t.
In discussing the que. ion of respon
sibility for the horror, the railroad of
ficials unhesitatingly lay it to Engin
eer Probst. Probst says that the air
brake on his train refused to work,
but the officials declare that he-could
have stopped the train in time to have
avoided serious consequences. Gener
al Manager F. H. McGuigan- said:
"Probst knew that he was -oming
Into a yard where trains usually stand
and take on coal and water. The rules
say plainly that engineers shall ap
proach such yards with the trains un
der control. A brakeman sent back
by the first train warned him of the
danger three-quarters of a mile before
he got to the standing section. For
nearly half a mile before he got to the
first train the track Is straight aud
clear, and h' should have ltcen aide
to see the refi light on the back of
the train ahead in time to stop his
The efflcial report on the accident
issued by Superintendent Brownlee; de
clares positively that the air brakes
have ben tested since the accident
and found to be in ierfect condition,
and there is evidence that they were
not applied. One of the officials in
discussing the accident and its cause
said he believed that Engineer Probst
had exhausted his air In checking his
train several times between Lansing
and Durand. and failed to again charge
his tank. The head brakeman and
fireman, who were on the engine, bear
out Engineer Probst's statement that
tiie brakes refused to work.
Wreck on the Milwaukee.
Capron, Iowa, AUg. 8. A Milwau
kee St. Paul fast passenger train,
running 30 miles an hour, collided
with a light engine near here this
morning. Both engines were demol
ished. The engineer of the passenger
train was slightly hurt. The passen
gers were uninjured, although badly
TWO LIVES PRIZES
For Which Lawyers Are Now
Pleading in the Court at
LAST OF THE TESTIMONY 13 GIVE!
In the Second Trial of Jett and White
for the Ulurder of Marcuiu
Caleb Powers' Trial.
Cynthiana. Ky., Aug. 8. After elev.
en days consumed iri taking testimony
In the second trial of the common
wealth of Kentucky against Curtis
Jett and Thomas White, barged with
the assassinatlou of Thomas B. Mar
cum on May 4 last, both sides have
rested their cases. The commonwealth
rested at 4 p. m. and the defense, aft
er a consultation, announced at 4:."i0
1. m. that it was through with Its
side of the case. Judge Osborne then
announced that arguments would begin-
this morning, and immediately ad
Iay Taken Up by Rebuttal.
Eight arguments will 1 made, four
on each side. The day was entirely
taken up in introducing witnesses on
rebuttal by both sides, and at times
very acrimonious debates were had
by the opposing counsel on disputed
loinfs at law. Progress, therefore, in
the case was much delayed. Robert
Davidson, Ahner Eversol, James It.
Little. Abe Short. L. T. Bolln. Robert
Fulkerson. Hardin Chlldors. Wiley II.
Combs. X. B. Combs. J. IT. Rlanton
and M. Forbes, state witnesses for the
rebuttal, testified to the good character
aud truthfulness of It. J. Ewen, the
leading witness for the defense, ami
the only one who testified that he
saw the man who fired the shot that
killed Marcum. They were rigidly
cross-exam I incd. but stood their exam
CoDfli-m Ewen Testimony.
Denny R. Goode. a newspaper cor
respondent, testified that lie was in
Jackson the day after the killing of
J. R. Marcum. ami was In a room with
Ilargis ami Ewen alone, and that
Ewen had stated to Hargls then that
he know who killed Marcum. Goode
stated that Ewen had repeated this
statement to him the next day after
the alove Incident, but requested that
it be not published, as he feared, for
Contradict Callahan' Evidence.
M. C. Railey, the foreman of the
grand jury which indicted Jett and
White. testified as to Ewen's good
moral character and reputation for
truthfulness. Ills testimony contra
dicts Callahan as to the reading of a
signed statement lefore thr grand jury,
and the signed statement was intro
duced and road to the jury. In some
material facts it was contradictory to
the evidence of Sheriff Callahan.
CAI.EII POWERS FIGHTS TIIE JURY
Say It Is Partisan and Want the Ventre
Georgetown. Ky.. Aug. S. In the
third trial of ex-Secretary of State
Caleb Powers for complicity in t lie
Goeln'l murder, the defense entered n
motion supported by affidavits to dis
charge the entire venire that was sum
moned from Rourlton county. It was
charged that the men were selected bi
partisan agents, who pointl out to
the deputies those wanted, and that
other discrimination was shown.
A motion was also filed objecting to
the panel on the same grounds, and
adding that the defense had exhausted
its fifteen, peremptory challenges and
that the Jury was still partisan. Roth
motions were overruled. A social plea
of pardon was then entered, the argu
ment being that the pardon Issued by
XV. S. Taylor, when he was governor,
to Powers was valid.
GEN. YOUNG COMMANDS
THE UNITED STATES ARMY
Washington,,, Aug1. S. In accordance
with the president's orders hieut.
(Jen. Young assumed command of the
United States nrniv at noon today.
Sailed In All Sorts or Wlud.
Atlantic Highlands. N. J.. Aug. 8.
The Shamrocks raced In many kinds
of wind. Running and reaching in a
shifting breeze Shamrock III outsailed
her pacemaker by li minutes and six,
seconds in sailing fifteen milvs to the
outer mark and heating back by 4 min
utes and se-onds, a total of 0 minutes
nnd l." seconds elapsed time. The wind
flukes favored Shamrock I.
Landlord and Tenant Fight.
Chicago. Aug .". James R. Crocker,
vice president of the Sutherland Oil
company, was shot here by Constable
E. E. Sehmiddling. In a fight Schmid
dling's scalp was split open by a blow
of an iron bar. Scdmiddling was
Crwkcr's tenant. The trouble was the
utcome over rent. The bullet entered
Crocker's groin aud inflicted a flesh,
Cannon on an Auto Trip.
Burlington, Vt., Aug. 8. Represent
atives Joseph G. Cannon; J. C. Sibley
of Pennsylvania, who has a summer
home at Valeour. X. Y., and Vreeland,
Emerson and Hemingway, of New
York, have left Burlington on a week's
automobile trip, the terminus of .which
is to be Mount Washington, White
Naval Maneuvers Result
In Success of
OLYMPIA TO FRONT
Gets First Glimpse of
Hostile Fleet in
Bar Harbor. Maine. Aug. S. The
"hostile fleet" in the. mimic war was
captured early this morning. The en
emy was sighted twice during the
night by the Olympia. which signaled
the flag-ship Kearsarge.
Three Battle Ships lio Out.
The Kearsarge. Illinois
Alabama put after ih'
inv. 'who surrendered after
had been tired by thr flagship.
The enemy's ships were brought into
the harbor here.
MARRIED ON BANTER:
Young Couple of Bruce, S. 1).,
Get Home for Short Notice
Moux c ity. ia.. Aug. s. Albert
Ralph, a young business man at Bruce.
S. I was Imnterod at a party of
young people, who insisted that he
ought to marry, and that Beatrice Mer
ritt was the girl for him. Finally one
friend offered to present a house, an
other to furnish carpets, another
chairs, another dih-s. etc., if they
Ralph protested h- hail barely met
the young woman. Later in the even
ing he left the party, and was not
missed till he reapjieariil with Miss
Mcrritr. They announced that every
body would be required to live up to
pledges, as they were going to get mar
ried. Two days afterward they did
so. and the pledges have Ihhmi kept.
A house and cniuplctefurnishings have
TO TAKE DAY OFF
Anti-Horse Thief Organization Will
Have a Pic
nic. Galien, Mich.. Aug. H. The annual
picnic of the "Anti-IIorsethlef associa
tion" of Berrien county will be held at
Lakeside Aug. IS. Elaborate prepar
ations are being made for the event.
ind it is estimated that a crowd of 10.-
000 will attend. Twenty-live years ago
horsethievlng was so common in this
country that this association was
formed by the farmers for their mu
tual protection and notices were placed
to run continually in almost every
paper in the -ounty feadiivg:
'Horsetliieves and felons, take no
tice! The Lakeside Anti-Hrosethief as
sociation lias been organized to pursue
you and secure your arrest and convic
tion." Following was a list of the
members. Many speedy captures were
made by the riders of the association,
and the offenders were so speedily
brought to Justice that horsethievinjr
soon ceased aaid it is today u rare of
fense indeed in this section.
AS HER PENALTY
Girl XVUn Stole $.1 Cannot Kndure
Taunting of PI ay
F!gin. III.. Aug. 8. Unable to bear
the humiliatioiiwhich followed the dis
covery of stealing from a guest at
her mother's home, Annie IHirrenber
ger, age 11 years, daughter of Mrs.
Roshui Durrenberger, 300 River street,
cllmbcdtherailing of the Kimballstreet
bridge across the Fox river and was
about to plunge into fhe water when
a man saw her and persuaded her to
alwindon the plan. She said she would
The girl was confronted hy children
In the neighborhood who had learned
of the theft. They pointed their fin
gers at her and taunted her and she
could find no playmates or companions,
and so shamed beyond endurance she
decided upon suicide.
Lowe's Special Breaks All Railway
Records in Its Run from
Ocean to Ocean. .
GEIM TERROR WAS THESE FIRST
Due Did Not Have So Far to Travel
Seventy - Five Miles an
Los Angeles, Cal., Aug. 8. At 1K)0
p. m. yesterday the special train bear
ing Henry P. Lowe, chief engineer of
the United States Steel Corporation,
drew in. at La Orande station, having
completed a run from the Atlantic to
Pacific, a distance of more than 3.200
milejs, in the fatest time on record.
Lowe left New York on Tuesday, Aug.
4, at 2:43 p. m., and arrived in Los
Angeles seventy-three hours and twenty-one
minutes later, one hour and
twenty-one minutes more than three
days of actual running time, which
includes the three hours saved by run
ning from east to west. The run from
Chicago was made over the lines of
the Atchison. Topeka and Santa l'e
railroad, a distance of 2.2."; miles.
Clip of More Thau '1t Hoar.
The time from Chicago to Los An
geles was fifty-two hours and fifty
one minutes, an average speed of 42.7
miles an hour, including all stops.
This run clips five hours and live
minutes off all previous records. The
record-breaking run just finished by
Iowe was undertaken to gain the bed
side of his 11-year-old daughter, who
was dying in Los Angeles. The child
died early Thursday morning, but
Lowe was not advised of her death
until well fti his way. As the sched
ule had biHn prepared by the railroad
the trip was continued as originally
planned, except that the trip was made
in ten hours less time than scheduled
from Chicago to Los Angeles.
Did Better Thau It .Schedule.
When the Santa Fe special left Chi
cago on Wednesday at 10:15 a. in.
it was intended that the run to Los
Angeles should be made at an average
speed of thirty-five miles an hour, in
cluding stops. As the train passed
through Missouri and Kansas it was
found that faster time than the sched
ule provided for could le made. Or
ders were then given to make as fast
time as was considered consistent safe
ty. The special began to gain at once.
At Ia Junta. Colo., It was more than
an hour ahead of its schedule, anil
when Albuquerque. X. M.. was reached
nt r:4T last evening, this gain had
been increased to three hours and fif
Made Seventy-Five Mile an Hour.
Reaching San Bernardino nine hours
and twenty minutes ahead of time the
special had a clear track to Los An
geles, sixty-three miles. The run over
this last stretch of track was a record
breaker, the speed at times being as
fast as seventy-five miles an hour, nnd
at 1:0; the engine whirled into La
Orarde station. Lowe was hastily
driven to the Westminster hotel, where
he Joined his wife, who has been pros
trated since the deatli of her child.
Ueit Previous Record.
The previous record for a trans-continental
run was made by A. C. R. Pea
cock, a director of the United States
Steel CorioratIon, who on March 27,
llxiO. made the run from Los Angeles
over the Santa Fe railroad in fifty
seven hours and fifty-six minutes.
low Kdltor Are "Talking- Shop."
Mason City. Ia., Aug. S. The first
dav of the joint mooting of the North
eastern Iowa and Upper Hes Moines
Editorial associations opened with an
attendanceof about l."o members. The
afternoon was given up to discussion
of legislative reforms. Changes advo
cated were a less severe libel law and
the enforcement of laws now passed
relating to publicity. In the evening a
banquet was tendered the visitors by
the Commercial club. Covers were laid
for 2."f guests.
Family Shooting in Wisconsin.
Nelllsville. Wis.. Aug. S. During a
quarrel between (Jottlieb Schultz and
members of his family in the town of
Self. Schultz shot and killed his daugh
ter. Mrs. Patrick Leydon. Leydon was
shot through the breast and is in a
critical condition. Schultz' head was
crushed with blows from a pitchfork
and Mrs. Schultz is badly bruised.
Schultz had been under Itonds awaiting
trial for attempting to murder hiswife.
Too Odorou for Omaha.
Omaha, Neb., Aug. S. There is trou
ble brewing for the packing houses in
South Omaha. The state has decided
to put a stop to the horrible odors
which emanate from the abattoirs. It
has always loen understood in Omaha
that these stenches were a part of the
business, but the state health depart
ment has decided otherwise.
Gen. Mile Retiree.
Washington. Aug. 8. Lieutenant
General Nelson A. Miles, commanding
the army, retired from active service
at noon today, having reached the age
limit of 04 years.
A woman's Idea of anticipation is to
pack her trunk two weeks before she
expects to start on a trip, Atchison
MOB WAS TOO LATE
TO GET THIS NEGRO
Breaks Into Jail at Hillsboro, Ohio,
But Prisoner is Spirited
Hillsboro, Ohio, Aug. S. A mob of
loo white men broke into the jail this
morning in an attempt to secure and
hang Mayuard Hudson, a negro charg
ed with assaulting a little white, girl
last Thursray. The negro, however,
was taken to Chilli'cothe by the sher
iff shortly before the mob reached
And Attack a Man Who Dis
Carnondale. 111., Aug. . Two ram
were caught in the act of setting fire
to a trestle on the Mobile and Ohio rail
road near Oraville. Albert Morgan, of
Mount Carbon, was walking from Mur
physboro to visit ids sister in Oraville
when he saw a light on the trestle over
Camp creek. two miles south of Ids des
tination. Walking on he came uion
two men who were starting a fire on
the framework of the bridge.
As soon as his presence became
known they attacked him, and after a
tierce hand-to-hand fight Morgan es
caped and ran toward Oraville, the mei
following, firing several shots. 1 luring
th tight a large tin can, apparently
a. coal oil can. was overturned. On
reaching Oraville Morgan at once no
tified the section foreman, who with a
party composiil of his crew and citi
zens Hurried, to the scene. The lire
was still burning and rapidly gaining
headwas. but no trace of the incendia
ries was seen.
OF TRADE ADVICES
New York, Aug. 8. R. G. Dun &
Co.'s Weekly Review of Trade says:
Trade advices from nearly every sec
tion continue to show as favorable
conditions as a year ago. and in many
lines the volume of transactions has
bvn increased, .lubbers report fall
business opening with excellent pros
pects, and manufacturing plants axe
well occupied, with the exception of
cotton mills. Distribution of merchan
dise is so heavy that railway equip
ment already proves inadequate, al
though crops are not the factor that
they will be in a few weeks. Earn
ings by railways for July exceeded
last year's by 12.7 inr -ent., and those
of 1!K1 by 20.2 per cent.
On the whole news from the farms
is less favorable, but no serious eur
tailiiHvnt is assured, and many sections
inuke very bright rejmrts. A decline
of l.i Ier cent, in the -ost of com
modity's during July Is evidence that
prices are less inflated, since thechange
was mainly in meats and other food
which have been ruling at an abnor
mal position. Consumption of ironi
and steel is on a large scale, and ia
many departments the past week has
witnessed the signing of numerous con
tracts, but there is a tendency to delay
purchases beyond early needs.
There were 178 commercial failures
this week in the United States,
against 1X1 last week. 191 the
preceding week, and liH the corre
sponding week of last year, and in
Canada 10. against 10 last week, 19 the
preceding week, ami 11 last year.
GOV. YATES APPOINTS
Spring-field. 111.. Aug. S. The an
nouncement of the appointment of
the following fish wardens was made
vestorday by tiov. Yates: Uoorge W.
Glynn. Chicago; L K. Caldwell. Ha
vana; John Scott. .'Ir.. Berlin: A. Sites.
Homer; II. Byrd and A. William.
Ouincy. The governor also announced
the appointment of .John H. Savage,
of .loliet. as public administrator of
Will count v.
NEW AIRSHIP COULD
NEITHER FLY NOR SWIM
Windewator. V:i Aug. S. The l.V
foot Imgley airship started this
morning from a houseboat in the the
Potomac river oiT this point, and af
ter Hying a distance estimated to be
-UM) to (iOO yards at a velocity of 70
feet per second the aerodrome took
a downward course and disappeared
in the water. The machine was re
covered considerahlv damaged.
l or "Uefuclng a Jail."
Danville. 111., Aug. 8. Tiie following
rioters have been indicted for defac
ing a public jail: Harvey Van Gundy.
Henry Rennick. Cicerio Davis. William
Pettis, Isaac Newton Slade, Horace
Murphy, William Rewdiiu John Kress,
John Isom. John Walton, Richard Rob
erts and Kdward Hart. Van Gundy is
an electrician and the rest are labor
ers. Ilang-ed for Highway Kobberjr.
Birmingham. Ala., Aug. 8. Will
Hudson and Will .Jones, negroes, hav
ing been convicted on charges of high
way robbery, were executed in the
county jail yard.
Trial of Humberts In
Main Point in Which
Curiosity is Cen
tered. Paris. Aug. s. Immense crowd
were in attendance ai tin trial which
began today of Therese Humbert,
her husband. Frederick, and hep
brother. Fmile Daurignac, on .the
charge of forgery and swindling.
Main Source of Cariosity.
Curiosity centered in Therese, wh
has promised to produce at the trial
the mysterious American millionaires,
Crawford brothers, on whom she bas
ed the story of inheritance of $20,
(MK).(KK). which she put forward as se
euritv for a .10.0m.hm loan.
IN KANSAS TOWNS
While Corn Suffers Much From
Hail Six Persons In
jured. Parsons. Kans.. Aug. s. A wind
storm early today caused heavy dam
age here and at Abilene. Several
stores and houses were ih.inaged and
s-ix persons slightly hurt. Hail de
stroyed much of the corn planted
since the May floods.
Pittshursf. Aug. s. A heavy wind
and rainstorm passed over this section
early tothiy. wrecking many small
houses occupied by miners, killing one
person and injuring 2.1 to :!0 others.
IDAHO TOWN SEEMS
DOOMED TO DESTRUCTION
Spokane. Wash.. Aug. S. A hot fire
has been raging in Coeur d'AIene,
Idaho, since S:!;o this morning. The
entire town and part of Spokane's
tire department is lighting the flames.
The Coeur d'AIene Lumber company.-
planing mill and yard were desi rov
ed and the lire i now threatening the
CARDINAL GIBBONS IS
Rome, A.'g. S. Cardinal Gibbons
has almost recovered1 from his indis
position, which lie thinks was due to
overfatigue Wednesday, when he stood
for three hours at the Vatican in or
der to present the American pilgrims
to the pope.
ON THE STOCK MARKET
New York. Aug. S. in the absence of
support and with extremely bearish ru
mors from abroad the stock market
today was weak, prices declining
from 1 to T points in a number of ac
tive issues and specialties.
BIG COMMISION FIRM
I0RCED TO SUSPEND
Omaha. Aug. S. The Merrill Com
mission company, a grain and stocks
concern with branches in a number
of Iowa and Nebraska towns, sus
jHMided today. No statement is given
Uohertys Are One Ahead.
Boston. Aug. 8. The British pair, R.
F. and II. L. Dohorty. scored another
point for the international lawn ten
nis trophy by defeating R. D. and G.
L. Wrenn. the United States pair,
three sets to one. before 4.000 per
sons at the Ixmgwood Cricket club, the
scores being 7-.". P-7, "-. The
rci-ord now stands two to one in favor
of the challengers.
China Arresting: Reformers.
Peking. Aug. 8. Five reformers havo
been arrested at Peking, one being the
brother of the viceroy of Wu-Chang.
Tollce have lecii stationed at all the
gates to prevent men suspected to be
re forme rr. from leaving the city.
fTiseonsIn Hankers on Currency.
Milwaukee. Aug. 8. Elastic or emer
gency currency was indorsed by the
Wisconsin State Bankers' association.
It was stipulated, however, that the
currency siioukl be issued through con
McHeth to Fire l"p Auf. 18.
"Elwood, Ind.. Aug. 8. The McBeth
Chimney compauy, one of the largest
plants of Its kind in the country, etarts
Its fire Aug. 18.