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THE Alt' J US, dUJSJi; 20, J.8U3.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest tgTS. Gov't Report. :
ON HIS DEATHBED.
RUIN ON THE RANGE
Virginia and Merritt Almost
IHE LOSS FEOPEETT OF $1,500,000.
Three Thousand Five Hundred People IX"
pendent on Charity Wall of Flame Kb
circle Towns in the Fire-Swept Illrlct
One Ufe Reported I-o.it Imh 1" Timber
Knormous Huluth Tomes Xohly to the
Relief of the Sufferers.
DlxiTn, June CO. The first accurate
news of the fires in the Mi-saba range is
now available. The only communication
with the rnne towns has been over a
single wire and tluit workinff Iwully.
Press dispatches filed by the special cor
respondents who were sent with the first
relief train did not arrive until late yester
day and then only a little in advance of
the newspaper men. Accurate news shows
the usual exasperation in the first reports,
but the money loss will be greater than
estimated. At Uiwnbik only a few de
tached buildings were burned and at
Mountain Iron only is buildings.
Two Towns About Wiped Out.
At Virginia the situation is as serious as
TVported. The entire business portion of
the town is destroyed. About thirty houses
are stamlinsj and :! were burned. Merritt
is nearly wiped out. only sixteen buildings
now remains in the town. 1c wns it:i possi
ble to reach Merritt. as the wood niv still
Irarrv. n all about the village. It is the
only town the r.cwspimer men were not
able to visit and see the exact situation for
themselves. The situation of the su;Terers
at Virginia is particularly unfortunate.
Most of them are without shelter, dothinR
is scarce, and f.iol. despite the supplies
that have leen sent from Duluth, is still
scanty. rerythins possible is Ikmiij; done
for them, and'rai'iroads rciwhintc the range
are carrying all supplies and provisions
Thiry-tlve Hnndred IepeTident IVople.
On the whole raneo altfmt :,"ns people
are for the time being entirely dependent
on charity. In large measure the women
and children have leen brought tnDuluth.
At the citizens' meeting here a gimeral re
lief committee was appointed and it was
decided not to appeal for ontside aid. Be
tween .5,00 and Si,x has lieen subscribed
for the work of relief and clothing and
provisions are coming in on every hand.
The city and county have each appropri
ated $1,00 to aid in the work. It will be
put at the disposition of tlie relief com
mittee. Trouble Apprehended from Tough.
Trouble is feared at Virginia from the
character of the population. A in all
new mining towns the men are "many of
them hard characters, and lawlessness is
anticipated. Police Sergeant Smollett
and a squad of officers have lieen sworn
in as deputy sheriffs and will lie sent to
Virginia. The total loss as estimated by
those best qualified to know is put at
fl,5uO,000. The insurance as nearly as it
can be estimated is about $300,(m Fires
are burning all along the range still, and
a change of wind will cause more damage,
but the dangeris not imminent. The min
ing companies suffered heavily.
- lAmm of Life Iicportert.
The"camps and plants at the following
mines were either entirely or partially de
stroved: Shaw, Commodore. Franklin.
Jones, Mesaba Mountain. Ohio, and New
England. It is fairly well established now
that no lives were lost as the result of the
fires. Stories current to tlie effect that
gome life was lost cannot lie confirmed,
and the reporters who were on the range,
say there are no authenticated losses of
life. V. G. Tavlor, r.t Virginia, was lxully
burned, but will live.
SURROUNDED BY A FLAMING WALL.
The Sltnation at Iron Silver. Wis. Cireen
Timber Burns Like St raw.
A special to the Herald from Ashland
Bays: All the morning the heat from the
surrounding forest fires seemed to fau the
fire heat in this section. Iite reports
from Iron Kiver reiort the losses much
lighter than at first reported, The town
is surrounded by a wall of flame, but a
large force of men, including help-from
the Ashland fire department, are bravely
fighting the flames. They have plenty of
hose and water and will likely save the
town. Hessey & Hatton's large ware
house, the new school house, a church
and four residences are burned.
One man named Dictch had his leg
broken. John Meagher was suffocated,
and died while fighting fire at his home
stead near Moquah. He was a prominent
G. A. It. man and lumberman. The bridge
on the Wisconsin Central at Minersville,
near Jlighbridge, is burued and all trains
are running around by way of Ironwood,
on the Mullen branch, and the Lake Shorn.
Ewen, Mich., was also swept by fire and
another bridge burned so that trains have
to be transferred. Wires on the Omaha
and the Central are all down, telegraph
poles burning like tinder.
At White Hirer over 1,000 acres of stand
ing pine are ablaze, making a regular sea
of flames. The special train has returned
from Iron River and reported the fire about
under control there and that die Ions will
not exceed 850,000. The fire near Wash
burn is approaching rapidly and they have
Sent for help. The great mass of green
timber seems to burn like straw and the
total losses will run up into the millions.
FOREST FIRES STILL BURNING.
The Flames Ielay and Force Uae Abandon
ment of Train.
West Superior, Wis., June 20. The
florest fires are still burning along the
Eastern Minnesota and South Shore rait
roads and millions of feet of standing
pine is being consumed. The Northern
Pacific train was greatly delayed and all
trains on the South Shore road have been
abandoned until further- - notice. Disi
patches from Iron River state that the fire
is under control, but that all around the
$tj the forest is burning and several of
the saw nCils are in aanger. xne firemen
sent from Ashland and the citizens are
still fighting the fire and should the wind
change the village still stands a good
chance of burning.
All along the South Shore from Middle
River to within a few miles of Ashland the
forest is like a sea of flames. All the towns
along the road are fighting the flames and
all trains have stopped running. At San
born the big wooden bridge which is forty
feet high was caught from the burning
timber and was soon a mass of smoking
ruins. At the very best no t rains will be
running over the South Shore until
Wednesday. Xo attempts will be made by
the road to move any freight, although
they could us- the Omaha tracks.
The Xortheia Pacific train cars were cov
ered with cinders, and paint on them wf.s
raised in great blisters from the intense
heat. Boylston, on the Eastern Minne
sota, caught fire Sunday afternoon, and
the train which left Superior about noon
had great difficulty in getting through. A
special train was sent out from this city
with a number of section men and others
to fight the flames, and the village was
saved, although all the timber around it is
Word has been received from Ewen that
forest fires are raging in that vicinity, but
the last report received before the wires
went down stated that the railroad prop
erty was saved and all danger apparently
passed. Reports from Rhodes Mill, lietween
Dedham and Holyoke, aln.ut thirty miles
out from this city, state that the timlier is
being destroyed rapidly, and that the rail
way comiMiny has a large force of men
working to save their property.
THE HAWAIIAN PROVISIONAL.
A "Specimen of the Laws It Adopts on Oc
casions. Xew York, June 20. Charles Xordhoff
in his special from Honolulu. gives the text
of the sedition law recently passed by the
provisional government in order to show
the people of the United States, he says,
"what sort of repressive and tyrannical
law this planttir-missionary oligarchy en
tails." The first section of the law provides
that every one commits a misdemeanor
who publishes verbally or otherwise any
records of any document with a seditious
intention. If the matter so published con
sists of words sjwiken the offense is called
the speaking of seditious words. If the
matter so published consists of written
or printed words the offense is willed the
publication of a seditious libel.
"Conspiracy" is made as all embracing
as it was in the anarchist trials at Chicago
and the "intention" of the accused is in
volved. The law says that a "seditions in
tention is an intention to bring into hatred
or contempt or to excite dissatisfaction
against the provisional government of the
Hawaiian islands or the laws thereof, or
to excite the people to attempt the altera
tion by force of any matter established by
laws of the provisional government, or to
raise discontent or dissatisfaction against
the provisional government or promote
feelings of ill-will and hostility between
different classes of people in the Hawaiian
The law further provides that in "deter
mining whether tlie intention with which
the words were spoken, written, or print
ed, any document published, or any agree
ment was made, is or is not seditious, ev
ery person must be deemed to intend the
consequences which would naturally fol
low from his conduct or the words spoken
or published at the time and under the cir
cumstances in which he so spoke or con
ducted himself." The penalty is imprison
ment at hard lalor or a heavy fine.
ANOTHER RULE FOR PENSIONS.
Trlnted Statement Ruled Out ami Re
quired To lie Written. .
Washington. June 20. An order has
been issued by Commissioner Ishren, of
the pension bureau, and approved by Sec
retary Smith, with a view to preventing
fraud in making applications for pensions
It has leen the custom of certain pension
attorneys in different parts of the country
to file applications for their clients, using
printed forms, nrl of the matter contained
in the applications being in print, except
the name, residence, etc. By this means it
is believed applicants have been induced by
unprincipled attorneys to swear to a false
state of facts.
Following is the order: "In the prepara-
i tion of testimony in support of claims in
I pension cases all statements affecting the
particular HW. nuu uwi iuci w j iui uioi
must be written or prepared to be type
written in the presence of the wit ness, and
from his oral declarations then made to
the icrson wlio then reduces the testi
mony to writing, or then prepares the
same to Ik tyie-written. Anil such testi
mony must emlKxly a statement by the
witness that such testimony was all writ
ten or prepared for type-writing
(as tlie case may be) in his
presence. and only from his oral
statements then made; stating also the
time, place and person, when where and
to whom he made such oral statements,
and that in making the same he did not
use and was not aided or prompted by any
written or printed statement, or recital,
prepared or dictated by any other person;
and not attached as an exhibit to his tes
timony. Any needless delay in tlie prep
aration of such testimony after such oral
statement by the witness, or in forward
ing the same to this bureau: ai:d any ma
terial alteration or erasure will be cause
for rejecting such testimony."
The Gathering of the Elks.
Detboit, June SO. There is a great
gathering of the Elks at this city to attend
the grand lodge. "The session wttl last
until Friday. One of the most important
recommendations that will come before
the grand lodge is that the present grand
lodge shall be succeeded by a supreme
Iddge and that grand lodges be organised
within the jurisdiction of the several
states. Another matter to be considered
is an Elk annexation of Canada. ; The
order being purely American no authority
exists for the organization of lodges except
in the United States.
John Thoruly fell 100 feet from a scaffold
ing in the Manufactures building at the
World's fair and was instantly killed.
Justice Blatchford a Victim of
FRIENDS T0LT TO ABANDON HOPE
Doctors Say That he Worst May Be Ex
pected and the Heller I That the Pa
tlent Una but a Few Week to I-lve Re
port That He Had Been Stricken Thrice
Before Leaving Washington,
Bostox, June 20. A special dispatch to
The Herald front Newport, It I., says:
Associate Justice Samuel Blatchford, of
the United States supreme court, has
been stricken with paralysis at his cot
tage on Greenough place. It is thought
that he cannot recover and his family have
been told to prepare for the worst. It is
XCSTICE SAVTTEt, BLATCHFORD
understood from reliable authority that he
had three slight shocks in Washington le
fore coming here, and when he arrived
last week it was noticed that he was fee
ble and that he gave evidence of having
suffered from paralytic shocks. It is
thought t hat he can live but a few weeks.
Xo one is allowed to see him.
CONDEMNED COL. AINSWORTH.
KetiUlt of the Coroner's Inquest on l ord's
Washington, June 20. The inquest on
the Ford's theatre building disaster has
closed and the jury, after two hours' con
sideration, concluded that Colonel Ains
worth. Contractor Pant, Superintendent
Covert and Mechanical Engineer Sasse
were guilty of criminal negligence in the
matter, because the floors were not prop
erly shored nor any precautions taken to
prevent the disaster, as alleged.
Xot a witness who had any direct con
nection with the work was examined,
the coroner refusing to call any, although
requested to do so by four of the jury. The
government is censured for not providing
skilled superintendence for the work. The
condemned men all had t h-Ar bonds ready,
but did not appear until today, when they
each gave the required bail for their ap
pearance when wanted. Contractor Dalit
is improving. s . -y i ; . .
PLEDGED ALL THEIR WHISKY.
The Whisky Tins Necotltes a Lmn of
PEOIUA, Ills., June 20. Every barrel of
the vast amount of alcohol, spirits, and
high wines with which all the warehouses
of the Distilling and Cattle Foeding com
pany have been stocked for months has
been put up as security for a loan. The
loan was efiected some days a-.n, though it
was not until now that it became generally
The fact that ii is all pledged i-t believed
to be the sole reason Tor the operation of
the Great Western and Monarch distil
leries longer than originally intended, for
the surplus is in such shape that it cannot
at present le used or disposed of. At
the trust headquarters officials are inclined
to tLeep rather quiet about the matter.
The report is confirmed, though the addi
tional statement is made that the com
pany expects to pay off the claim within a
World's Fair Architect Honored.
London, June 20. Richard M. Hunt, of
Xew York, has received at the Royal Insti
tute of British Architects the queen's jcold
medal conferred upon him in view of his
work at the World's fair in Clucago.
In presenting the medal Presi
dent Anderson. of tlie Institute,
said that Mr. Hunt was the first American
whose name had been inscribed on the In
stitute's illustrious roll of honor. "These
buildings at the World's fair," he said,
"are the most wonderful development to
which international exhibitions have at
tained or are likely to attain in the future."
'2 President Aecuned of Iefault.
Nrw Yoke. June 20. The Cassell Pub
lishing company, of 100 and 104 Fourth
avenue, has gone into liquidation. Before
Judge Lawrence in the supreme court
on a motion for the appointment of a re
ceiver it was chargd that the president of
the company, Oscar M. Dunham, was a de
faulter to the amount of about $105,000 and
had absconded. Judge Lawrence appoint
ed Henrv J. Broker receiver and directed
that he give a bond of $lt50,K).
Xew Orleans, June 20. It has just
been learned that Colonel Wicklifle,
World's fair commissioner from this state,
and Middleton Glaize, editior of the
Bunkie Blade of Avoyelles parish, had ar
ranged to fight a duel with shotguns at
fifteen paces, when friends interfered and
settled the matter amicably. The editor
had "blasted" Wickliffe in his paper and
wouldn't retract. Wickiffe has returned
. Hard to K1U a Drunken Man.
New York, June 20. A typical Cherry
Hill tough, John J. Haggerty by name,
who has passed his life in the Fourth ward
barrooms and on the East river docks,
jumped from the Brooklyn bridge to the
river on a wager of a pint of beer. He was
not injured in the slightest way. He was
drunk when he accomplished the feat, and
in the same condition when landed in the
police station. 7
On the Base Ball Field.
Chicago, June 20. Following are the
scores recorded by League base ball dubs:
At Pittsburg Cleveveland 17, Pittsburg
4; at Cincinnati Louisville 10, Cincinnati
13; at Philadelphia Baltimore 8, Phila
delphia 6; at Chicago St.- Louis 9, Chicago
8 eleven innings; at Mew York Wash
ington 8, New York 14; at Boston Brook
lyn 1, Boston 4,
A large block of workmen's dwellings
has been opened at Brussels by King Leo
pold. Fleen hundred artisans were em
ployed in the construction of the build
ing. Lyle Kellogg. Will Ford and John Gay
were drowned by the capsizing of a yacht
near Ashland, Wis.
Obituary: At Boston, Thomas B. Jor
dan, formerly a Chicago hotelkeeper, aged
54. At Eau Claire, Wis., Captain H. H.
Start, aged 60. At Ypsilanti, Mich., Louis
Martin, aged 40.
The German emperor intends to go to
England early in August, notwithstand
ing all his political troubles. His majesty
is bent on competing again at Cowes this
year, especially as so many new yachts are
entering the lists.
A Chinese branch of the Y. M. C. A. is
in course of formation at Chefoo, North
Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii has made
a proposit ion to the United States to re
linquish her claims to the throne for a
cash consideration, and has made Paul
Xeumann her agent to conduct the nego
tiations. The provisional government has
hoisted the national flag over the palace at
Honolulu and taken formal possession of
It is announced that the cost of adminis
tration of the Royal National Lifeboat In
stitution in England is less than 5 per
cent, of the total receipts.
Ex-Governor George Peabody Wetnfore
sustained serious injury by a runaway ac
cident at Newport, R. I.
The street car men of St. Paul and Min
neapolis, rather than sign a contract of
personal liability, tied up the romls for
some hours untilthe order was withdrawn.
Harry L. James, of Detroit, Mich., a pop
ular young man in yacht club and military
circles, being found a defaulter to the city
water office, in which he was employed,
Ex-Governor Knott, of ""Zenith City of
the Unsalted Soas"' f:ime, has just declined
the post of minister to Hawaii, because he
can make more money at the law.
The Xew York ilice arrested Captain
Anderson and some of his crew as they
were returning from a festival in their
honor and they were held in $-J bail.
They immediately drove to the city hall
where the mayor tendered them a reception
and welcome them to America. The arrest
was a f'Xl outrage. Anderson is captain
of the Viking.
A young Englishman arrested at Xew
York for a plain drunk gave his name as
Charles E. Gladstone and said ho was
second cousin to the G. O. M.
i"he will ot Jonn crerar, who died at
Chicago, has lieen upheld by the Illinois
supreme court against the stiit of certain
relatives who wanted some of the dead
man's monev. most all of which went for
the public lH-nelit. One item was 2,5t-0,-000
for a library at Chicago.
Has Hud F.noiiRh Coaching.
Paris, June20. James Gordon Bennett,
proprietor of the Xew York Herald, has
given orders that his coaching stud be sold
at auction at once. Bennett continues to
improve and he will shortly ! able, it is
hoped, to move about again. There is no
question as to his complete recovery.
A Methodist Treaeher Arrested.
Dexter, June 20. Rev. T. C. Parkman,
a Methodist preacher, has been arrested on
a warrant charging him with larceny as
bailee of several thousand dollars belong
ing to the New York Life Insurance com
pany and the German Insurance company,
of which he was the Denver agent. The
constable caught the reverend gentleman
packing his valise in haste
Taskton College Doing Pretty Well.
Yankton, S. D., June 20. Yankton col
lege, a Congregational institution located
in this city, has succeeded in raising $75,
000, thereby securing the first installment
of the gift of Dr. D. K. Pearsons, the Chi
cago philanthropist, who offered to give
SI for every $3 raised by friends of the in
stitution. Ann Arbor Railway Reorganization.
Toledo. June 20. A reorganization of
the Ann Arbor Railway company and the
discharge of Receiver Wellington R. Burt
is likely to occur very soon as the result of
a meeting of the directors of the road.
ules, a compound
of refined and
pation, Indigestion, Bilious Attacks, Sick and
Bilious Headaches, and all derangements of
the liver jptomach, and bowels are prevented,
relieved, and cured. Permanently cured,
too. By their mild and natural action, these
little Pellets lead the system into natural
ways again. Their influence lasts.
Everything: catarrhal in its nature,
catarrh itself, and all the troubles that
come from catarrh, are perfectly and
permanentlv cured by Dr. Sage's Ca
tarrh Remedy. No matter how bad
your case or of how long standing, you
can be cured.
EK TOtJ IN NEED?
want a cook
Want a partner
Want a situation
Want to rent rooms
Want a servant girl"
Want to sell a farm
Want to sell a house
Want to exchange anything
Want te sell household goods
Want to make any real estate loans
Want to sell or trade for anytblna
Want to find customers for anything
USB THESE COLUMNS.
1HK DAILY AKQU8 DELIVERED ATYOUB
door every evening for lHc per week.
fOR RBNT FUHN18HKD ROOMS. aD
dress C, care of Arous office.
WE WANT AT ONCE, RELIABLE MEN
everywhere (local or traveling) to adver
tise and keep oar show cards tacked up in towns
on trees and fence along public roads. Steady
work in your own coantT. $70 a month salary
and SS a day expense deposited in yonr bank
whan started. - Franco-German Electro Co., Box
801, Cincinnati, O.
WANTED TWO OR THREE MKM TO REP
. resent our well known hoose in thu state.
Osr men handle five or six line of articles which
enables ns to pay handsome wages. Salaries
range from fT5 to f 123 month, according to ma
terial In -the men. L. i. May A Co., t. PiUi.
Minn., nurserymen, flortats, aeedemen, seed po
tatoes, Implements, etc
H 11 OOO 8S8S II FEEK RRRR Y Y
H H O O 8 8 II K R R Y Y
II H O O 8 II K K R Y Y
-H HOOK HE R R Y Y
II HUH O O 888S II EK HRRK VY
H II O O 8 II E R R Y
H HO O SHE R R Y
H HO OB B II K R K Y
U li OOO SSS8 11 FREE li It Y
Anybody wishing to purchase in the above
line will do well to inspect our stock,
KXiUG, HASHER, SCHWENTSER
Dry Goods Company. Davenport, Iowa.
Cut in Half.
We give alfew of the bargains which we will
offer this week:
Japanese tea-pots 12, 1 i, 17c
While frranite plates, 5in 03e
" " Tin 05c
' ' side dishes 05c
covered siiirars 15c
White jrranite hakors. . .7. 1 . 1... i
44 pla tors V. L':i.
" " scollop nappiv- 7. ;. n,
18 qt dish pans
8 in pie tins -y
Everything in the store will be slaughtered this
week. Everything must go. Come early and
avoid the rush.
Geo. H. Kingsbury
FAIR AND ART STORE.
LED US YOUR FEET
Just long enough to give us a chance to shoe
NothiDg ccmfjHbntes moie to
the enjoyment of' the present
existence than pioper footwear.
You lose half your life if tlie
feet are punished with had, un
comfortable, unsightly and un
reasonable shoes. Bad shcee,
instead of savirg money, are
t e coetlirst kind of footwear.
lArigvbit 6c Greer) await,
1704 SECOND AVENUE.
DOLLARS for SEVENTY-FIVE CENTS
Were we to give you silver dollars for 75c
it wouldn't take you long to decide to come
for them, would it ?
Well we're not exactly doing that; hut we're letting
the profits go on all trimmed hats and bonnets for
ladies and children, and are thus giving ycu a dollar
in value for 75c In money. This sale is going on this
$2.00 Hats cut to $1 50
$2.50 " " $1.85
$3.00 " " $2.25
$4.00 " " $3.00
$5.00 - " $3.25
and all intermediate figures are proportionally re
duced. World's Fair spoons given away with everv
purchase of $3 or more.
i 114 West Second street Davenport, Iowa.
Ladies' Suits and Jackets nearly Given Away