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TJELE AliGUa. TUESDAY. ' MAY 12 1891.
ASHES AND EMBERS
All That Is Left in the Forest
WORK OF THE FIEND IN MICHIGAN.
Many Villages Entirely Swept Away and
No Word Heard or Others All Except
Three Car or Train Burned, the Men
Narrowly Escaping Cremation Terrl- ;
ble AdTentares in the Pennsylvania
Woods One Man Burned to Death and
Others Blistered Devastation In tba
Detroit, Mich., May U The Toledo 1
Ann Arbor and Northern Michigan rail
road has beeu obliged to abandon all at
tempts to run cars north of the Clare
county line on account of the forest fires.
A freight train and crew had a narrow es
cape from cremation yesterday morning.
The tie in many places were so badly
burned that the rails spread when the
train went over them. When near Moon's
siding one of the cars in the center of the
train was derailed aud the train crew
were obliged to abandon the rear part of
the train. Ik-fore they reached Farwell
another derailment occur re J, and this
time all but three of the train of eighteen
cars were left to their fate. Three of the
train men had badly blistered fac;a.
The Kerel of Destruction.
The wind sbifte l Sunday night and
drove the fire into Newaygo, Mecosta and
Ocean counties. Cook's station and Bar
ton have not been heard from, and are
suppose! to be destroyed. Everything in
Lilly, Park City, and Otia has been
burned. These villages have a popula
tion of 300 each. West Troy, a few miles
north of Otia, has been environed by fire
since early yesterday morning, and is sup
posed to be in ashes.
Swept by Seas of Fire.
Where Nivarna and Fremont on the
Flint and I'ere Marquette road once
stood Is nothing; now but a pile of ashe.
The village of Lake has not been heard
from since its last appeal for help Sun
day. Seas of fire are sweeping through
the woods near Red Cloud, Newaygo
county, while more than two miles away
across the state the little hamlet of Tait
is in a gulf of flame. The latest news
from Iraverse City is to the effect that
the entire population is out fighting fire.
Millions of lo;s are burning all over the
center of the state ami at last reports Os
terhout aud Fox's $250,000 plant and lum
ber yard was on fire.
RAN INTO A FURNACE.
Fire I Ighters In Pennsylvania Have a
Keating Summit, p., MHy ia On
Sunday, while the forest fire was raging
intensely, a work train on the Sinnema
honing Valley road, in charge cf
Superintendent Badger, with seventy
men on board, steamed out of town and
up into the woods to fight the flames.
The train proceeded about five miles from
Austin into the heart of the forest, when
intense heat and blinding smoke put an
end to its further progress. An attempt
was made to reverse the course of the train
and retreat, but it as too late. The
train was overtaken and caug'.'t fire.
Jumped Into Boiling Water.
All hands jumped from the cars and
ought safety in a creek that flowed near
by. Tbe water of the creek was boiling
hot, and ail the men were severely scald
ed. Superintendent Badger was over
taken by the dames while running, and
was burned to death. His charred re
mains were found yesterday. Others are
missing. Last night the fire was under
control. Thirty persons were badly in
jured, fifteen of them seriously. It is im
possible to get tbe names of tue injured,
or to approximate the loss.
A Race with tbe Flames.
Pittsbckg. Pit.. May 12. The forest
fires in Cattaraugus county have de
stroyed for tbe Allegheny Lumber com
pany about 20,000,000 feet of lumber aud
between 13,000 and 20,000 cords of bark.
This will be a money loss of between
1 150, 000 and iaoo.000 with no insurance. A
train on the Allegheny and Kinzua rail
way had a fearful race Sunday between
Red House aud Frenck's station. Con
ductor Bump saw the fire-wave coming,
its roar having been beard for some time.
It was chasiuz tbe train. The conductor
signaled his engineer to put on steam and
run away from the lire.
Had to Back Ont
But although the engineer got up a
peed of thirty five miles and hour, he
could not ruu away from tbe fiery wave,
but it gained on hi in sc rapidly that in a
few minutes tbe head of tbe wave had
caught up with tbe train and passed it
like a flash. Conductor Bump had tbe
engine reversed as quickly as possible,
and tbe train was started back at its
greatest speed to escape from the fierce
furnace. Tbe flames swept by not more
than twenty-five feet from the track and
the heat was terrible.
Close Call for the Men.
The run out of the terrible district was
made in a few minutes, but not without
much suffering among tbe men on the
train. The engineer and fireman lay flat
in the cab, and the other trainmen pros
trated themselves face down on tbe cars.
Conductor Bump was severely burned,
and one of his men had his clothing
burned off in several places, aud his flesh
was frightfully blistered.
Losses In the Oil Region.
WAKKEN, Pa., May 12. Forest fires
have been raging in this vicinity since
Saturday afternoon. High winds Sunday
fanned tbe flames, and up to noon yester
dap tbe destroyed property was as fol
lows: Six oil rigs of Brown & Keegan;
forty-eight rigs of A. J. Thompsou, to
gether with pump station and five oil
tanks, one 600 barrels and fonr 250 barrels;
two rigs of Morek & Boyer; three rigs of
S. 11. Briggs; K. K. Armor lost eight
rigs, together with pump station and two
STiO-barrel tanks; F. P. Hue lost twelve
rigs; Best & Cable sixteen, Midland Oil
company six, and Allen, Higgins & Co.,
two. Property owners are paying $1.25
per hour for men to fight the fire. Tbe
fires are thought to be nearly under con
trol. Tbe lo will be (200.000.
Nearly Suffocated by Smoke.
Clearfield, Pa., May 12. Forest fires
have swept over a large portion of this
county, and lumbermen are suffering
great loss. The sky is lighted up in all
directions and the smoke was so dense in
this place Sunday night that the people
could scarcely breathe. The town of Cur
arensviile, with . 8,000 population, is
threatened, and 303 men are ready to go
to their assistance from here
BLAZING WOODS IN WISCONSIN.
Rain and Favorable Winds Save Some
? M I LW ACE.EE, Wis., May 12. Forest fires
have been raging for the last forty-eight
hours in the country to the southwest of
West Superior, and an immense amount
of pine has been destroyed. Tbe fire
reached the suburbs of that city and de
stroyed some property of small value.
South Superior (now St. Louis) was
thought to bi doomed, but a big new ho
tel and the few stores in the place were
saved by the people digging trenches and
topping tbe progress of the flames in tbe
underbrush. Five thousand cords of wood
aud two houses were burned, a loss of
A Welcome Shower of Rain.
A shower stopped the flames and a
strong wind off the lake is beating the
fire back. From Bayfield it is reported
that immediate danger from forest fires
to that place is considerably abated.
Fres are still burning near Pratt, with
considerable loss of standing timber to
the Neil Pratt Lumber Company. The
wind has veered to the northeast, thus
driving the flames away from town.
THE CHARLESTON IN CHASE.
No Doubt Now that She is After the
I lata Prospects of a Sea Fight.
SAN Fraxcisco, CaL, May 13. The fact
is no longer concealed even in the official
navy circles that the swift cruiser Char
leston is now o.T in hot chase after tbe
Chilian transport Itata, which left Saa
Deigo last Wednesday while under arrest
and carried off a deputy of the United
States marshal. Toe Chilian cruiser
Esmeralda is balieved to be lying off
Cape San Lucas, which is the southern
most point of land in Lower California,
awaiting the supplies carried by the Ita
ta. The sea run to that point is about
Her Orders Are Explicit.
The Itata being heavily loaded, al
though reputed a fast craft, it is estimated
that she cannot exceed six or eight knots
an hour, and the Charleston, which left
San Pedro yesterday morning, is thought
certain to overtake her or reach Sau Lu
cas in advance of the transport. If not found
there tbe Charleston will proceed direct
to Acapulco, which will be the first port
at which any further intelligence cau be
received. Lven though the cruiser Es
meralda is met as the convoy of the Itata
it is uuderstood that tbe orders of the
Charleston are explicit on tbe point of
capture, and if tbe Itata is sighted it is
believed certain that there will be a fight
or capture, or both. .
Scores on the Ball Field.
CmcAoo, May 12. Following are the
baseball records made yesterday League:
At Chicago Boston 4, Chicago 2; at Cin
cinnati Brooklyn 7, Cincinnati 5; at
Cleveland Philalelphia 5, Cleveland 3;
at Pittsburg New York 9, Pittsburg 2.
Association: At Baltimore St. Louis 4,
Baltimore f; at Philadelphia Athletic 14,
Louisville '-; at Boston Boston 7, Colum
bus 4: at Washington City Washington
12, Cincinnati 4.
estern: At Minneapolis Denver H,
Minneapolis S; at Milwaukee Kansas
City 3, Milwaukee 2; at So. Paul Lincoln
33, St. Paul 11; at Sioux City Omaha 7,
Sioux City ft.
Three Men Killed, Eleven Injured.
Shepherd, Mich., May 32 Z. Bigeiow,
Clark E. Stubble and Sherwood Clark
were killed Sunday night by a collision
between a freight train and a lot of cars
loaded with los. Twelve others were in
jured, tbe most serious cases being those
of Charles Waliing, badly bruised and
bead smashed; Amos Picket, breast injur
ed; O. P. Farrell, shoulder badly smashed
and dangerous scalp wounds; C Hunt
ington, bac injured; Frank Hartford,
spine injured; Augustus Ruler, head and
leg badly injured; James Wilson, severely
bruised. All are residents of this place,
La Grippe flavin;; Havoc in London.
Losdox, May 12. The influenza is rav
aging the city. The business of tbe law
courts is so seriously interfered with that
iu many instances it has been found nec
essary to postpone cases ready to go to
trial. Judge, councillors, aud court offi
cers of all degrees are found anions those
stricken down by tbe prevailing epidemic
No less than forty one members of tbe
house of commons are now prostrated.
Ileal h of Mrs. IVm. Henry Smith,
New York. May 12. The wife of Will
iam Henry Smith, general manager of
tbe New York Associated Press, died yes
terday at tbe residence of her daughter-in-law,
at Mont Clair, N. J., from the ef
fects of a stroke of apoplexy, whioa oc
curred Saturlay night. Mrs. Smith has
beeu a great sufferer from heart disease
for several years, and made two trips to
Europe seeking relief.
Alleged Loss of the Lucy Lowe.
Tacoma, Wash., May 32. The story
telegraphed from here Sunday night rela
tive to tbe loss of tbe steamer Lucy Lowe
is not warranted by tbe facts. The vessel
left here early in April with a party of
colonists for tbe Quiuaint river, and has
not since been beard from. She is out of
reach of the telegraph, however, and the
statement that she has foundered is pure
No Sympathy fur I'oor Italy.
LONUOK, May 12 Tbe appeal of the
Italian government to- other European
governments as to demanding from the
L'uited States protection for resident
aliens is laughed at iu Berlin, says a dis
patch, in view of the increase of Italian
emigrants to America, It is believed that
Germany will refuse to take any part in
any such demand.
r hue be Cousins' Suit.
CHICAGO, May 12 The case of Miss
Pboabe Couzins against the board of con
trol of the World's fair was called yester
day before Judge Blodgett in the United
States district court. Miss Couzins asks
to have the case transferred back to tbe
state courts. The judge took the case
Republican Successes in Spain.
Madrid, May 12. In the election for
members of the councils general through
out Spain the returns now in show the
Republicans to have been successful in
forty of the leading cities and towns of
the country, including Madrid.
Senator Cullom at Home.
Springfield, Ills., May 12. United
States Senator Cullom arrived here Sun
lay with his family from Washington,
City and will remain here until congress
sonvenes next December.
WITH THE RAPIER
Mysterious Duel in a Hotel at
ONE OF THE FIGHTEB3 "PINKED."
The Wonnd a Very Slight One, but Suffi
cient to Satisfy Wounded "Bonah"
The Suspicious Hotel Men Raid the
Seen of Hostilities and Spoil What
Might Have Been a Very Gory Son sa
tlon Fair Womon the Cause of the
Chicago , May 12. In spite of the pre
vailing impression that dueling it now a
thing of the past, an "affair of honor,"
fought with rapiers and intended to be to
a finish, took place last night in a hotel in
the business part of the city. At about 8
o'clock in the evening a cab drove up to
the main entrance of the Palace hotel, on
North Clark street, and a fashionably
Iressed young man sprang out and hur
riedly entered the office. He asked for a
room for a small party of gentlemen, and
obtaiued parlor "B" on the second floor,
a room that would seat 200 persons. He
f-are his name as Chas. II. Milner, of
A Narrow, Mysterious Box.
About an hour later, two carriage
drove up to the door, and on inquiring for
rarlor "B"' the occupants were shown up
s'airs. There were eight men in all, fonr
having come in each carriage. They hasti
ly repaired to the room which had been
engaged, and a half dozen bottles of wine
were ordered sent up. One of tbe strang
er carried with a great show of solicitude
a narrow box about four feet long. Tbe
h itel people became suspicions and seta
porter to watch parlor "B." The porter
d.d so, and in a short time appeared at
tl e clerk's desk, fairly breathless, and de
clared that the occupants of parlor B"
wjre evidently burglars.
A Raid on the Room.
"They are hammering with some sort ot
toils," he said. Mr. Newberry, accompa
nied by a posse of employes, hurried to
parlor "B" and found it locked. They
co aid hear scuffling inside, and when
so nebody within gave a cry of pain Mr.
Xtwberry demanded admittance. The oc
cupants of tbe room at first refused to
op-n the door, but after threats to call
th-) police they yielded. Upon entering it
was found that all the furniture had beeu
mc ved to one end of the room, an 1 the
large rug which covered the floor had
bet n rolled up and placed on the piano.
Rather a Warlike Tableau.
lathe middle of the room stood two
me a, panting for breath and glaring at
eacb other. All clothing down to shirt
anc trousers had been removed, and each
one held firmly grasped in his right hand
a long, shining blade ot sWL On the
left shoulder of one the white shirt was
discolored by a fresh crimson stain, and
tbe flow of blood showed that he had been
"puked" by his opponent. In a few
words, short and decidedly emphatic, Mr.
Nev.-berry expressed disapprobation of
the proceedlnu, and ordered the party to
leave the hotel at once.
"Only an A flair of Honor."
The friends of the combatants endeav
ored to explain, while tbe duelists eyed
eacr. other in no irieodly manner.
"Only an affair of honor," explained
"Mr Milner, ol New York." "We expect
ed to quietly naisb our business and go
"We can go to some other place and fin
ish u, said one of the others.
It' gone far enough now," said anoth
er, who appeared rather frightened.
"Bloid has been drawn and that ought to
Combatants Shake Hands.
The other members of tbe party seemed
to entertain tbe same opinion, and the
comtatants were finally prevailed upon
to sh ike bands and declare "honor satis
fied The duelists were assisted into
their clothing after the wounded man was
found to have been only slightly pricked
by his antagonist s weapon, and they
drove away in their carriages, which had
waited at the door. Tbe rest of tbe party
follov-ed as rapidly as possible. The iden
tity o! no one was disclosed, and not a
name was mentioned.
Fair Women at the Itottom.
The driver of one of the vehicles stated
that le bad brought his fares from tbe
Briggi House, while another of the jjbus
said he had been called to tbe
Brevo irt House. Prom expressions which
were dropped by tbe party it seems tbe
trouble originated in a dispute over a
young woman, a member of a theatrical
company. From their dress and manners
all tb - parties present at the duel be
longed to tbe theatrical profession.
GREETING AT COLORADO S PRINGS.
How t ie Citizens Turned Out to Wel
come the President.
Colorado Spkixcs. Colo , May 12. Tue
people of Colorado Springs turned ont in
force last evening to welcome the presi
dent, w bo arrived here at 6 o'clock. May
or Sprague and a reception committee
met the president at tbe station. Leav
ing th) station in carriages, tbe party
were driven about the city for half an
hour, pirt of the way noder tbe escort of
military and civic organizations and
Grand Army man. Several hundred school
cliildret were collected at one point on
the route, and to these the president made
a pretty speech, which was loudly
A Startling Incident.
Just as the president left the balcony of
the hotel, where he spoke to the crowd, a
porch on which about 100 people were
standing gave way. For a quarter of an
hour tbe greatest confusion reigned, and
reports vere taken to the president that
many people were seriously, if not fatally
hurt. Fortunately, however, no person
was seriously injured. Tbe presidential
party retired at night to the train, which
1 eft for Denver at 7 o'clock this morning-
Muf t Sit in the E'ectrlc Chair.
Washington City, May 12 The habeas
corpus ca es of Jugiro and Woods, now
under sex tence of death by electrothana
sia in Sinj; Sing prison, N. Y., were dis
posed of ty the supreme court yesterday,
the court affirming the judgment of the
lower cou -tin refusing to grant writs of
habeas coi-pus. The appeal cases of Slo
cum and fc miler, also under sentence of
death by electrothanasia in New York
state, were also disposed of. After a few
moments' argument by George A. Hooper
for appellt nts the court announced that
it did not desire to hear argument, and
announced that the decrees of the lower
court were affirmed.
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General Jobbing and Kpairing promptly done.
tgsf"8econd Hand Machinery bought, sold and repaired.
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