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THK Alt! . US, MONDAY, JUNE 19, 1893.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
MILES OF FLAMES.
Terrible Ravages Reported on
the Mesaba Range.
A YEARS' EUTERPBISE SWEPT AWAY
Seven-Five Square llle of Forest Ablue
! and the Conflagration Spreading Sev
eral Town Licked I'p and the Inhabit
ants Driven front Their Homes Rall
t.n Called on to Transport the People
to Dnlnth A L oj About V1.000.000
Dcixth, Minn., June 17. The result of
year of nterprh on the Mesa ha range
has been wiped out in a single day. Ad
vices received indical that the towns of
Virginia and Mountain Iron have been
destroyed and that Tliv.-alik U partially if
not entirely wiped out. It is impossible
to estimate the loss, but it will approxi
mate l0 1,000 and several thojisand peo
ple are homeless. For three weeks the
range has been in dangvr. Forest fires
have been burning on all sides of the new
mining towns and only by the greatest ef
fort ha the disaster leen so long averted.
The towns of the Mesaba lie in a nearly
straight line along the range and cover a
distance of some twenty-five miles. The
towns are McKinley, Mesaba lliwabik,
Virginia and Mountain Iron, with an ag
gregate population of about 6,0(1.
News That Dancer Was Imminent.
The most important is Virginia, with
8,500, and theu liiwabik, with 2,000. Moun
tain Iron has a population of aliout 800 and
McKinley 20C. On Saturday the first news
was received which indicated any serious
danger. Up to this time the range towns
bad fought the fire for themselves, and
had, so far as possible, kept the news of
their danger from reaching the outside
world for fear their prospects might le in
jured. On Saturday evening General Man
ager Philhin, of the Mesalia ami Northern
road, received advices wi.ich convinced him
that the iIp-'sht was imminent, and he
went to look after t he interests of his road,
which touches iiioi" of the mining towns.
The fire at this time was all about the vil
lage, lint there was every reason to ln-lieve
that it. could le kept tinder control.
I'rrnt Mrsct'H IleceiveU.
A strong wind blew up Sunday and the
ftrenter part of the range was doomed.
The firt new came from General Mana
ger Pliill:n. who telegraphed at 2 o'clock
to President Merritt, of the road:
"Men. women ..ml chiMreii ioailexl on
ore cars ready to leave. For Gtds sake
send us aid.''
At nearly the sa::ie time messages were
rccr-ivf! from the other n'nge towns. The
operator at .Vo".';!:i!i! ;r":i t'-N'u'rnpheii
that the town was !;urn;iij Mil tin? rn
luth i Iron ii.sn t.-veivtor at I5iwa'ik
wired to lYesiuen' Gr-!tsij-.fof 'tis road:
(iontis removed from detx.t. trood live."
Since thai tin-r the v, ir' x Khvabik
have !':) i-v.;i. T!.e ?ilesa!, ofiicials
state that Tbe'.r ailvV-- -ire r rvt Hiwab :i
has len sa-rd, but ti:.' indications are
- th l:iti-vps.
i'lin f clegraiihi-d:
We r-.re bringing
tliat the vi
At :'.: p. in. Mr. l''.
"Tlie whcle own r i
freii;Iit ho'ise is bumt-il.
women and ' il In-ri hen- and have two
enginc-s t ry'ncr to tret mrs out. Tell Jlr.
Fislicr, of Dtthith o.- W.nnipeg. to be pre
pared to let send women and childre n
toDnluth by special.'' A later inessat-o
stated that of the who'e tnn n only three
houses were ' ft star I.ns. In Dulutii the
news was fol wed by immediate prepara
tion to care for the hundreds of homeless
people. A special ti.-'.ia was ordered by
President Greats iimer, of the Diiluth .
Iron Range road.and carloads of provisions
were ordered,, rind the tr::in left as soon us
it was ready. ' (
Women and Children Sent Forward.
The last-'advices frtn:i ' fh! vK iiiity ' of
Virginia are that 1.1 0 people,' mostly
women and children, have been loaded in
ore cars and will le brought to Duluth.
The train is expected this morning and
preparations are leing made to care for
the sufferers. President Spencer, ol the
council, the acting mayer, has authorized
a gift of $1,000 from the city and all the
provisions that may be needed for imme
diate relief. A special meeting of the
council and a citizens' meeting have been
called. Ample aid will be offered the suf
Communication About Cut Off.
Communication with the range is almost
cut off. It is impossible to obtain a list or
even an estimate of the loss. At Virginia
there were a considerable number of salocn
buildings, five hotels, and about 500 houses.
Virginia losers were very generally insured,
the Sun of Tendon carrying the greater
portion of the risks. At Mountain Iron
t here was no insurance, as the companies
cancelled all their policies some days ago.
Seventy-five Square Miles of Fire.
The last advices are contradictory.
There is no question as to Virginia, but it
is said that a considerable portion of
Mountain Iron is safe. Mesaba, the first
town located on the range, now nearly de
serted, is burned. There were about
twenty houses there. But little can be
learned of McKinley. ! It has probably es
caped. The fire area is said to be twenty
five by three miles and spreading rapidly.
WISCONSIN TOWNS IN FLAMES.
Iron River Likely To Be F.ntlrely Wiped
Off the Face of the Earth. -
A special to The News-Tribune from
Ashland, Wis., says: Iron River, a lumber
ing town of 2,000 people, is in flames, and
likely to be entirely destroyed. The fire
caught from the forest fires, destroying
the new achoolhouse and two churches.
The fire started at 2 o'clock, and by 6 the
entire residence portion was in flames.
Help was asked, and a detachment of the
fire department was sent from Ashland.
Several people have been brought to Ash
land who were badly burned.
sorest, n res are ragrng an tnrougn
northern Wisconsin and Y asbburn is in
danger. Millions of feet of standing pine
are in danger: A bad fire is reported at
North York, but no details can be ob
tained. Iron River was almost distroyed
by fires less than a year ago.
Latest advices from the range add Mer
rill to the list of towns burned. It was a
village of 800 people and was only about a
mile from Biwabik. The latter town is
yrobably safe, though reports concerning
it are contradictory.
The towns are about seventy miles from
Duluth, and the only means of communi
cation with them is by the railway com
pany's line. No complete story of the fire
can be obtained until the train from Vir
ginia bearing the women and children
reaches the city. The Mechanics "Insur
ance company, of. Milwaukee, will be
a heavy loser by the fire. Its risks in Vir
ginia are said to be more than 100,000.
The Sun company, of London, will lose
about the same amount.
Costly Blase at Chicago.
Chicago, June 19. As the result of a fire
in the six-story building at the northwest
corner of Wabash avenue and Congress
street there remains but the shell walls of
a 130,000 structure, enclosing the debris,
which represents, all told, a loss of between
$250,000 and $300,000. The heaviest losses
by the fire are the O. W. Richardson com
pany, carpets, curtains, etc.; the Ginn Pub
lishing company; Vose& Sons, pianos; and
A B. Char-e & Co., piano manufacturers.
Their combined losses are placed about
Palatial Residence Burned.
1 1 South Framixgham, Mass., June 10.
The handsome unfinished summer resi
dence of Robert G. Shaw on Eliot street
was almost wholly burned. The building
would have been ready for occupancy in
two months and its cost, when completed,
would have been $100,000. The loss is
about $50,030, covered by insurance.
Swept a Block of Stores Awar.
Leoxardville, Kas., June 19. Fire
broke out in the big livery stables of Ed
Xickelson and it was very quickly totally
distroyed, together with fourteen horses,
among which were two valuable stal
lions. The fire got beyond control and
swept an entire block of stores, comprising
half the business portion of the town.
THE BASE BALL SITUATION.
IIow tfie League Club Stand The latrst
Scores on the Diamond. '
Chicago, June 10. After holding a posi
tion jnst one remove from the foot of the
list the Chicago League base Kill club,
which it may be remembered is bossed by
Captain Anson, one time a pennant win
ner, has by a favorable fluke of fortune
climbed up until it. is now ninth on the
list. Brooklyn is the leader, with Iioston
a close second. Following is the standing
of the cluls:
1 'laved. VTun. Ixst. Cent.
Rrooklvn 1 -" "
Host on". 2T Id .ftS
Philadelphia 41 15 .
Pittsl.urs 2 -: IS .571
NewVorh !i 21 .51 i
Baltimore 4-1 21 MS
Cleveland 5 H Is .ri
Washington 41 I'.t 22 .4 -.1
Chirasro 41 Is 1 444
Cincinnati 41 1! .441
St. Inis 4" l'i .4
Louisville... .12 2! .m
Saturdays scores were: At Philadel
phia Baltimore 4, Philadelphia 6; st
Pittsburg Cleveland 7. Pittsburg 8; at
Xew York Washington 7, Xew York
5; no games scheduled at Chicago and Cin
cinnati, rair at B ston. (Sunday) At
Cincinnati I.ouivill3 1'2, Cincinnati V
beating the i-rau record for runs; at C..
cago St. V - is 10, Chicago 12.
TH1 SOP-EN MURDER MYSTERY.
Allescd Confession of a Sailor That Seems
to Fit the Case.
Springfield, O., June 19. Charles R.
Berry, a well-known real state man ard
politician, is likely to play an important
part in solving the mystery whichhangs
over the great Borden murder tn New Hert
ford, Mass. Last October a stranger came
to this city and sought Mr. Berry, who
then ran an employment agency for work.
Mr. Berry's kind treatment gained the
fellow's confidence and he confided to him
that he was a criminal and had murder-1
the Bordens for revenge; also that he was a
This sustains the theory that the mur
der was committed by a sailor for some
wrong inflicted on his father by Mr. Bor
den many years ago. The fellow wanted
to give himself up but finally disappeared.
Mr. Berry had forgotten the incident un
til he saw an account of a mysterious in
dividual win related a similar story to a
barber in Jersey City, and the description
given tallies with the man who called on
Close of the Typo Convention.
Chicago, June 19. The International
Typographical union has agreed to a propo
sition that !.eal benevolent societies may
loan' their funds to union men at 5 per
cent. Reso'-itions were adopted censur
ing the government for the Ford's theater
horror.and declaring the government print
ing office unsafe. The committee on type
setting machines reported that the present
system of using them was vicious and pro
posed a wekly wage scale, none but
union men to be employed and a seven
hour day. The day was made eight hours
and the report adopted. It was decided
that no one should be admitted to the
Drexel Homo unless he had been in pos
session of a iiiJn card for five years p .
ceding. The convention - then adjourned
BETTEE FOR BILLY
The Kaiser Begins to Like That
ARMY BILL PROSPECTS LOOKING UP.
A Socialist Scare Takes Possession of Op
position Leaders That May Give the
Government a Majority The Vote Virtu
ally Complete and 181 New Dallots from
Which to Obtain What Is Lacking
Count Bismarck Succeeds.
Berus, June 19. The election returns
are virtually complete. The report from
but one district is lacking. The revision
of the returns may necessitate a few alter
ations, but they will be trivial. The can
didates elected number 213; of these 101
will vote for the next army bill, 114 against
It. In the following list by parties the
anti-Semite Conservatives are included
with the Conservatives, and the Indepen
dents are treated as members of the parties
with which they affiliate in the reichstag:
Liberal Clericals, 68; Social Democrats, 29;
Conservatives and Agrarians, 44; National
Liberals, 18; Radical Unionists who favor
the bill, 4; Poles, 12; Free Conservatives,
10; Clericals favorable to the bill, 11; Alsa
tians, 7; South German Democrats, 4; Anti
Semites, 3 (two of them favoring the bill);
Bavarian Agrarians, 2; Guelphs, 1: Danes,
1; Bavarian Separatists, 1; Richterists,
Government Prospects Looking I'p.
Among the candidates in the 1S1 new
ballots there will be ten Poles, fifty-two
Conservatives, nine Agrarians, seven Free
Conservatives, seventy-two National Lib
erals, " thirty Clericals, seventy-seven So
cial Democrats, eleven Radical L nioniste.
thirty-five Richterists, sixteen Anti Semi
tes and eight Guelphs. As was expected
the latest returns have incrensed stead
ily the list of members upon whom the
government can rely for support. While
the victories of the Social Democrats have
been regarded with alarm, their immedi
ate effect upon the fate of the army bill
will be more than offset by the losses of
Socialism Makes for the Kaiser.
Several ministers are confident that by
a Conservative, Free Conservative and Na
tional Liberal cartel they can secure a
large number of seata at the second bal
lots from the Richterists and Clericals.
They depend upon the general alarm ex
cited by the Social Democratic victories to
drive the Clericals and opposition to Cler
icals into the government camp as to con
stituencies where they are between Cler
ical, and National Liberal candidates and
Clericals Change Their Tactics.
That the ministerial expectations of a
general combination against the Socialists
are not entirely ungrounded is shown by
the action of the Clerical headers. Imme
diately after the election they sent out ;v
circular letter to the constituencies to ad
monish Roman Catholic voters that undi-r
no circumstances should they v.;t-- for the
arm' bill candidates in the ! y-i :.'etion-.
Now, owing to the Social;.-: vc.-.re, t!.ry
have revoked the letter, a d s.-:ir ov? an
other to solidify the litunaa.Cat!.--!ie . te
against the Democratic caudidat
where such a fours.- wiil lea l ;
tion of a Conservative or Nat:.--:
Herbert I'.ismarcU ITIceted.
The Gel-mania, organ of the North Jcr
man Clericals, and several other Koiuan
Catholic dailies are now urging t lie Ko-'ian
Catholics la constituencies contested l:y
Social Democrats to ignore t he array T -id
issue and vote solidly for Corrsc-vativcs,
Free Conservatives or Nat .;:;;'.! I.:berais.
Count Heriu rt Bisjii-'rck v.-: i ? -eted by
the Agrarians in the Jcrich- di-iriet. He
received 11. '''. vctc to r.' ,s i f r Ferdi
nand Woelhritr, Radii-' v. '. i was the last
member for the oNt-.' ;
le-lare file Army Itill Will I'as.
LoxrxiN. June 1!'. The Berlin corres
pondent of the Daily News says: "There
cannot be the tditrhtest doubt that the
army bill will be passed with a good ma
jority." The Standard's Berlin corres
pondent expresses the same opinion son.,--what
DESERVING OF EMULATION.
!i f a.-es
A Locomotive Fireman Fires Hot Water
at Train Ilotibers.
ST. JosEm. Mo., June 19. The south
bound Kansas City, St. Joseph and Coun
cil Bluffs passenger train had stopped at a
railroad crossing and was again getting
under good headway when Fireman Peeb
les stepped down on the deck of the lo-o-motive
to wet down the coal in the tender.
The? 'signal bell on ' the engine1 ' shortly
sounded to stop the train.
Peebles then saw a man climbing over
the tender armed with a pistol. The fire
man instantly turned the hot water on
him, scalding him severely, in spite of
which be sent three bullets at Peebles, all
of which missed. Peebles got out his own
gun and so iid the engineer, -end opened
fire. The robber with four others jumped
off the train, and pursued by a fusillade,
which was tDt effective, however, escaped
to the woods.
Lafatette, Indl, June ft. Judge Lang
don has sentenced Hugh Elan to pay a fine
of 1 cent and one day's imprisonment in .the
county Jail on the plea of guilty of riot.
Gabriel Gillispie was fined $5 and costs on a
plea of guilty of disturbing the Rudolph
meeting last January. The court said be
made these light sentences for the reason
that both prisoners had been in jail for
The Other Fellow's Ox Is Gored.
London, J ane 19. The members of the
Irish parliamentary party have become in
censed at the tactics employed by the op
position to delay the home rule bill. The
government must now face open revolt
by the Irish 'jiembers or expedite the bill.
It my lie pointed out that the obstructive
policy followed by the Conservatives and
Liberal-Unionists is identical with that
followed by the Irish members when they
were in opposition.
Cowboys at Sioux City.
Sioux City, la., June 19. The cowboys
on-a race to Chicago arrived here today,
with the horses all in good condition aad
no sign of inhumanity in the riding of
them. So-wild have the people, especially
the women, become for horse hair sou
venirs of the race that "Doc" Middleton
has had to forbid people drawing hairs
from his horses' tails.
"What's In a Name, Anyhow.
Trenton. N. J.. June 19. A woman irlv-
ing the name of Dora S. Hampton and
Claiming wj ob a uieve oi ex-uovernor
Wade Hampton, of South Carolina, is in
the hands of the Trenton police on a
charge of grand larceny.
Five Ballet Boles In His Body.
Oakland Citt, Ind., June 19. r-At
Homer, six miles north of here, the dead
body of Tilraan McGillum was found ir a
barn with five bullet holes through him.
It Is unknown whether it is suicide or
murder, but evervthiua nointa to murder.
EPIDEMIC OF TYPHOID FEVER.
Four Hundred Cases and Six to Ten
Deaths Dally lluslness Paralysed.
Iroswood, Mich., June 19. The terrible
epidemic of typhoid fever which now pre
vails here is the worst ever known in this
stae. All of the public schools have been
closed on account of the disease, and all
available buildings turned into hospitals.
Physicians are falling sick themselves
from overwork and loss of sleep. The
cases number over 400, and deaths average
from six to n daily.
All of the "lines on the Gogebic range
are practically closed. People are leaving
by carloads every day. Business is entire
ly paralyzed. Many citizens blame Super
intendent Southers. of the water works,
saying that b d water is causing the epi
demic. It is charged that he has not used
filters for nine months. The feeling
against him is very high, and personal vi
olence has even been threatened in some
quarters. Mr. Southers is out of the city
A Des Moines dispatch says that M. S.
Schermerhorn, a prominent attorney of
Mason City, and an officer of the National
guards, had his left hand shot off while
The comptroller of the currency has de
clared a fourth dividend, of 10 per cent., in
favor of the creditors of the Vinoennes
(Ind.) National bank, making 80 percent,
on proved claims of $224,4.'0.1W.
The postoffice burglar Ellwood, whose
arrest caused the government months of
time and much money, has escaped from
jail at Huntingdon, Pa. '
At Crystal Falls,. Mich., nearly all the
mines and both 1 tanks have suspended
and there is actually no money at all in
circulation. Everylwdy who can is leav
ing. At Otterville. Mo., William Kuyken
dall killed W. H. Smith and then com
mitted suicide. It was the culmination of
an old quarrel.
Kansas Populists were preparing to hold
meetings to decide upon the price to lie paid
for harvest hands, when the Republicans
informed them that if they did tliey would
have to reckon with the anti-trust law of
the state. The meetings are said to Ihj in
Another trip in the interest of the culti
vation of "cheek" is in progress, Harry
Hilhard, a wheelman, having left New
York on his bike for Chicago agreeing to
"sponge'' his forage all the way.
President Cleveland has consented to be
arbitrator of a boundary dispute that is
nearly acute between Argentina and
State Auditor Gore, of Illinois, has
"fired"' B. V. Hubbard, chief the insurance
department, as alleged lecause Hubbard
was jierniciously active in the interests of
the bill to make insurance an independent
department. Hublmrd is a candidate for in
surance commissioner and the governor
has the appointment.
The federal grand jury at Chicago found
no indictments against railways for violat
ing the interstate commerce law.
Surveyors have found t' .it Texas is en
titled to a Ktrip of territory o:i the western
side of Oklahoma for its whole length. In
the strip are T.i,i. acres taken up by home
steaders, whose government titles are not
worth a straw n .v.
Senator St::U.)rJ is hard of hearing, and
has lost the use of his legs in a great meas
ure owing to.their weakness. He proposes
to resign if party exigencies do not imper
atively demand Lis presence next ses-siou.
The SoliafTner tirni at Chicago owes about
400,0(10 more than the aggregate of its
The Viking ship from Norway, en route
to the Chicago fair, has arrived at New
York and been received with high honors.
The Viking is the exact model of the ves
sell in which, it is alleged, Lief Ericsson
discovered North America long before Co
lumbus discovered the West Indies.
A Santa Fe train ran into the rear coach
of n Missouri Pacific train at a crossing
near Wintield, Kans., and possibly fatally
injured W. D. Snyder, of Butler, Mo., and
George Ellis, of Kansas City (colored por
Little, Eut Lively.
"Little drops of water,
Litt'.s graiss of eaad.
Make the mntbty ocmn.
And ths pleasant land.'"
And dropping into prose, we wonld eay, that
Dr. Plerc Pleasant Pellets are mild, but prompt
in relieving constipation, sick headache, bilisns
attacks, pains In the region of kidney.', torpid
liver, and in restoring a healthy, natural action to
the stomach and bowels . 35 cents a vial. One
pellet a dose. Little, bat lively. The nse of the
old style, drastic p lis is an outrage on the human
syetera. , ... . .t .
FECIAL SSE3SMET NOTICE
Notice is hereby R-iven to all persons intercted.
that the city council of the city of Rock Island,
havlne ordered that: There Re conptructei a
system of sewers in the Seventh Ward on Korty-
fonrtn ureet, r orty-seconci, rorty-inira ana
Forty-fifth afreets, and on Kailroad avenue on
Sixth avenue and on Seventh avenue and in all
lleys in blocks one (1) and two 3 Brooks ad
dition: in blecks "B-' and "C" Kdgewood Park
addition; McMaster'e addition ; the Fcrty-fonnh
street addition and in Brooks' second addition,
11 in the city of Rock Island, 111.. having ap
plied to the county court of Hock Island county,
in the stats of Illinois, for an assessment of the
costs of said improvement according to bene lit" ;
an , an assessment thereof bving been made
and returned to said court, the tinal henrinz
thereon will be had at the July term of said
court, commencing on the loth day of July. A. D.
All persons desiring may then and there ap
pear aDd make their defense.
Dated at Rock laiandIllinois, this 17th day of
June A. U. inwi.
J. R. Johnston
C. A.f STODDARD,
Geo. F. Dowses,
RK VOU IN NEED?
Want a cook
Want a partner
Want a situation
Want to rent rooms
Want a servant girl
Want to eell a farm
Want to sell a house
Want to exchange anythioff
Want te sell household goods
Want to make any real estate loans
Want to sell or trade for anything
Want to find customer for anything
USK THESE COLUMNS.
THK DAILY AKOUS DELIVERED AT TOUR
door every evening for UHc per week.
fOR RENT FCRNI8HBD ROOMS. AD
dress C care of Ahgi a office.
WANTED TWO OR THREE MK TO REP
resent our well known house in tii state.
Our men handle Ave or six lines of article which
enables us to pay handsome wages. Salaries
range from $75 to $135 a month, according to ma
terial in the men. L. L. May & Co., bt. Pjul,
Minn., nurserymen, flortrta, aeedsmen, seed po
tatoes, implement, etc
H H OOO 88SS II EEKK RRRR Y V
H -HO OS S II K R R V Y
H HO OB II K R R Y Y
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HHHH O 888(1 II KR HRRK YY
"II HO O H II K R R Y
H II O O BUR R R Y
H II O O 8 8 II K R R Y
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Anybody wishing to purchase in the above
line will do well to inspect our stock,
KLUQ, HASUSR, SCHWENTSER
Dry Goods Company. Davenport, Iowa.
Cut in Half.
We give ajfew of the bargains which we will
offer this week:
Japnnese toa-pots 12, 14, 17c
While granite plates, Sin 03c
" side dishes 05c
' " covered sugars 15c
White granite bakers 7. 1, 15. sc
" platters ;t, os,,
" " scollop nappies 7. y.ijo
18 qt dish pans
8 in pie tins o,.
Everything in the store will be slaughtered this
week. Everything must go. Come early and
avoid the rush.
Geo. M. Kingsbury
FAIR AND ART ST0KS.
-Keeps the finest line of-
JN THE CITY
DRIFFILL & GLEIM
Under Harper House.
DOLLABS for SEVENTY-FIVE CENTS
Were we to give you silver dollars for 7c
it wouldn't take you long to decide to come
for them, would it ?
Well we're not exactly doinj? that; but we're letting
the profits go on all trimmed hats and bonnets for
ladies and children, and are thus giving y u a dollar
in value for ?Sc In money. This sale is going on this
$2.00 Hats cut to K1.C0
$2.50 " " $1.85
$3 00 u " $2.25
and all intermediate figures are proportionate re
ducd. World's Fair spoons given away with everr
purchase of $3 or more.
114 West 8econd street Davenport, Iowa.
Ladies' Suits and Jackets nearly Given Away