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-RELATED IN A BRIEF, CONCISE
Vlr Destroys the Town of Lake Ann,
llenUerlog Beveral Hundred People
Homeless ud Without Food Death
Caused by the Hot Weather.
"Village of Lake Ann Ilurned Oat.
Lake Ann, a village of 800 i n habit
ant cm tho Manistee & Northeastern
railroad,' 18 miles ftoulh of Traverse
CUyV was almost wiped outof existence,
l)y fire. Seventy-five, families an.',
homeless and as every store in the
town was destroyed there was not food
enough for even one meal for half of
them. The fire broke at 1 p. tn. in the
mill of Win. Ilabbler, presumably from
the engine room. The high wind
blowing from the fcoulhwcst spread
the flame through the main portion
of the town very swiftly. The busi
ness p irt was cleaned up in an hour,
including all stocks of goois. The
mw mill, stave factory, cooperage
fdieds. warehouses and the large stock
of lumber of Win. Ilabbler were a to al
lots. Traverse City was asked for help,
and an engine and crew were sent by
frpevial truin, but it was almost too
late. The additional help saved about
half a million feet of lumber, the coop
erage factory and a dozen small dwell
ing's on the outskirts. The burning of
the mills and factories throws the
main portion of the males out of em
ployment. The heaviest loss was sus
tained by Win. Ilabbler. who will lose
about $.il,ooo. I'uttnan &, llurnett lose
alxtut 810.000. Other losses on stores,
business structures and dwellings and
furniture range $l!( up and brings the
total to about ?U'.".00). Ilabbler has
$:.5( insurance, l'utuam & llurnett
8'J.oOO and scattering about 3,000 more.
Mrs. Masters, aged 80, was cremated.
She escaped once from the burning
dwelling, but return, d for valuables,
when the b.iilding collipsed and all
droits to rescue her were unavailing.
Stxte liar Association.
The eighth annual convention of the
Michigan S.ato Ikir association was
held at Tort Huron. I'resident O'I'.ricn
J. Aikinson, in his annual address,
pave a history of the association and
iwoihmvn.led the reading of biogra
phies of leading members of the bar at
future meetings of the association.
An animated discussion was had on the
new law which admits graduates of
the U. of M. law school and of the De
troit College of Law to practice upon
the strength of their diplomas. The
general trend of the discussion was in
opposition to tho law. There were
number o' other Interesting and im
portant matters debated and papers
read. The entertainment of tho law
yers included a trip on tho river to
fctng island and a banquet at the liar
Music Tenchers Meet at Detroit.
The twelfth annual convention of
the Michigan Music Teachers' associa
tion was held nt Detroit. Mayor May
bury m ide a happy speech of welcome
and offered to sing a song for the
teachers, but tho police re i used per
irission for fear of a riot. The pro
gram of the convention included Riv
era 1 concerts and interesting and im
portant papers , and addresses upon
subject near tho heart of music lovers
and .teachers, one of the. most pleasing
entertainments being a program ren
dered by the celebrated pianist, Leo
;pold Godowsky. Mrs. Ida Norton,
of Detroit, was elected ' presideut
and 1'. I j. Abel, of Detroit, sec
retary treasurer, for tho ensuing
Four Fatalities From Heat In Detroit.
Four deaths on account of heat were
occurred in Detroit aud viclnliy, Mrs.
Kowalski, of Portland, Mich., who was
-visiting at G55 Willis avenue cast, died
from heat prostration. Mrs. Catherine
Orr, of 801 St. Aubiu avenue, dud from
the effects of exposure. She worked
several hours in tho broiling sun dur
ing the day, and. frequently: took ice-
coid drinks. Robert Plath. of 24 Scott
street, the other Henry Lang, of Wyan
dotte, were other victims of tho heat.
The physicians reported 15 to 20 cases
of prostration from sun&troke, uono of
which were serious.
Mother Died for Her I.tttle Ones.
' Lightping struck the house of Geo
Copelard during a storm at Stan wood
and burned it to the ground at 3 a. m.
The grown people escaped from the
burning structure without trouble, but
Wrs. Ihiudoin, Copcland's sister-in-law.
discovered that her two little children
were still in the flames and she rushed
in to save them. She succeeded in car
rying out her little boy, although ho
was so badly burned that he may die,
and then she returned for her little
pirL Neither mother nor child reached
the open air again, but both perished
In the flames.
tTm. Curry, acarpenter from Detroit,
was struck by tho Michigan Central
work train near Marshall and was
thrown 20 feet, but it did not kill him
He walked into town and was arrested
for drunkenness and sent to jail for 10
lays. but he died in jail that uight.
Receiver,!. A. May, of tha Ingham
Cnnty Savings bank, 'has been unable
to realize very much on the assets of
the institution, and has obtained the
consent of tho circuit judge to com
znence action against the stockholders
of the bank to levy an assessment for
the benefit of the depositors.
An unknown man, aged about 3.1,
lrcvsod lli workingmen'M attire, was
found dead back of Oak wool-cemetery
at Muskejjon, his breast having Ih'cii
pierced with a 32-callVr bullet, just
.above the heart.-. A, yoveje Jay-bo'
side hlmAfirh rtV6 chambers empty
3' he coroner's jury said 'twas a suicide.
MICHIGAN NEWS ITEMS.
Pont lac is now connected with De
troit by an electric railway.
Thos. Wallace's large barn at Elsie
was destoryed by lightning.
The fiscal year of the state closed
with a balance iu the state treasury of
The Queen mine at Negaunee started
up with 275 men, and the force will be
Russell Woodlln, age 20, colorod. was
drowned in Spring Lake, near Rattle
Creek, while bathing.
The Tappan Shoe Co., has broken
ground for a 812,000 factory, to em
ploy 200 men at Cold water.
Herbert Townsend, a farmer near
Pcrrinton, was kicked In the pit of the
stomach by a horse and ho may die.
A. J. Jucket, a Homer farmer, has
been appointed deputy oil Inspector for
the Ninth district, ending a bitter fight.
Mrs. Ernest Manrcr, of Niles,. acci
dentally cut an artery in her arm and
bled to death before the doctor arrived.
(Jeo. Mclntyre was sent from North-
ville to tho reform sehool for four
years for stealing Arthur LSuzzell's
R. 11. Arthur and wife have been
chosen superintendent and matron
respectively of the Masomo home at
Harry L. Williams, of Sturgis, lins
invented a flying machine, attached to
a balloon, whieh he says can be guided
and controlled wi.h ease.
A portable boiler used by Kennedy
& Campbell, pavement contractors, ex
ploded at Ray t'itv, but no one was
uear enough to get hurt.
The general store of Williard Smith,
at Yates, a country postoflice near
topemish, was struck by lightning and
burned down. L ss 81,700.
Jesse Ilalner. ared 19, jumped from
the topmost point of the Maple street
bridge at Manistee. 35 feet to tho water
and swam ashore uninjured.
The Dryden roller mills and eleva
tor burned down. Loss, S13..r!)(); in
surance, 8.0 10. J. C. Lamb, of Imlay
City, was the owner. Cause of lire not
Thomas Hall was kicked so severely
in a fight Joseph Rryant. at Duvagiac,
that he died, and Rryant is locked up
on a charge of manslaughter. Roth
George J. Howard, aged 23, emplo3'c
of tho First National bank at Niles,
was drowned while bathing at Rarren
lake. The board of directors had just
made him assistant cashier.
A man who registered at the Har
rington house at St. Louis, as J. W.
lloueks. of Reldinsr, committed suicide
in his room by taking morphine. Over
8300 m money was found on his person.
President McKinley has again hon
ored Michigau by naming W. K. An
derson, of Detroit, as consul at Han
over, Germany, and James Shepard,
of Cassopolis, L S. consul at Hamil
When the Arngon miners at Norway
learned that the mine had been sold
and would be started up again they
hoisted tla.rs, shot off firecrackers,
got out the lire department aud had a
Corunna's council decided to advance
82.000 to the D. R. Salisbury shoe fac
tory, but protects the city by taking a
bill ot sale for five years. If Salisbury
runs his factory all that time he wi. I
be credited with 8400 each year on the
bill of sale.
Archie Gordon, ex-Constable Sellers
nnd Ernest West were arrested at
Rattle Creek, charged with conspiracy
to bribe Prosecuting-Attorney Lock-
ton, the co in pi ; in ant in a case against
West, the cirvuit judge, sheriff: and
other o Ulcers.
Mrs. Gil Darl'.ng and her 4-year-old
child were fataly burned by the ex
plosion of a gasoline stove at Hastings.
The child died a few hours after tho
accident. Mrs. Darling was filling tho
gasoline stove, which was close to u
hot wood stove.
Prof. Thomas M. Cooley, of the U.
of M. faculty, who has been constantly
growing weaker for the past two
years, has begun to lose his mind and
his condition will soon warrant his be
ing sent to some private institution
for special care.
Joseph Haynes and wife were lodged
in the Kent county jail for stealing 13
chickens belonging to Mrs. James Lar
away, of Cascade. The chickens were
found in an upstairs room of Haynes'
house. They say they stole .them to
keep from starving.
J. D. S. Hanson, editor ot the Hart
Journal, was driving with his wife
nnd two daughters, when the team b
como unmanageable. Hanson and the
girls jumped out, but Mrs. Hanson
stayed in for nearly a mile, when she
jumped, striking upon her head and
shoulders, and receiving such injuries
that she may die.
Several years ago Allegan township.
Allegan count', agitated the subject
of good roads, with the result that
there are now 30 miles of tho best
graded and graveled turnpikes, in place
of what were onco sandy wus es,
Other townships caught the fever, peo
ple subscribed liberally, and in a very
few years Allegan county will have
rjads as good as those In France.
While Charles Nelson, a-.rcd 24, a
popular young man of Cadillac, sat on
a leneh in Washington park, Chicago,
with a lady friend, an unknown assas
sin fired three bullets at him from
lehinil a bush. One bullet entered
Nelson's body near tho heart, another
pierced his neck nnd the third wounded
him In the fleshy part of the leg. Nel
son was Immediately talcen to tho hos
pital, where ho died. : The assassin
ran away and was soon lost sight of in
tho large crowd. The cause of the
shooting U unknown. . 4
Three Rivers merchants have fired
all of the Rell telephones.
Chippewa, Falls, Wis. While work
ing iu his father's field n the town of
Tildeu, Jacob lilack, a 13-ytar-old hoy,
wag blrucli Ly lightning aui Instantly
Moherly, Mo. Edwin Baker, aged 33
years, who was Injured in the Wabash
wreck at Missouri City, ia dead. Ills
home was in Curry vllle, ill. This
makes the total number of deaths, as
a result of the wreck, eight.
Kokomo, Ind. Drayman Samuel
Llndsey was 6truck by the Louisville
express and thrown fifty feet, sustain
ing fatal injuries.
Petersburg, Va. Harry Mozart, the
Hon trainer of a travel. ng show, was
attacked by one of his Rons at a per
formance being given here. Mozart's
leg Is badly bitten and crushed.
New York. Two niemteis of a
coaching party were killed and four In
jured near Rudd Lake, a pleasure re
sort near Dover, N. J. One of the in
jured may die.
Ashtaluia, Ohio. Miss Elizabeth
Dcwman was instantly killed In a run
away. Rurllngton, Iowa. Lee Spltzmueller,
a?ed 7, was killed by an electric car.
Paxton, 111. Mcrton Kenney, 1G
years old, died frcm the kick of a
horse. The blow crushed his skull.
Decatur, Mich. Samuel Pryor, aged
71 years, was killed by a Michigan
Central passenger train at Albion.
Milwaukee, Wis Ferdinand Laabs,
a teamster, was caught In a live trolley
wire and badly Injured. Tho wire
hroke over his head.
Astoria, 111. At Vermont, seven
miles northwest, the office and plant
of the Vermont Eye and the house of
T. M. Jefferds, with Us contents, were
destroyed by fire. Loss, $3,000.
Marquette, Wis. Ed Mess Jumped
frcm a third-story window when
asleep. He awoke when he struck the
tldewalk and went back to his room to
nurse a bruise cn hU arm.
Defiance, Ohio Peter Clemens, aged
02. was run down by a scorching bicy
clist near this city, and custalned In
juries from which ho cannot tccovcr.
Washington. For the flr3t time in
bisiory a general census haj been tau
eu of the population of tha itussian
Empire, which is shown to numwr
i-y.11,113, of which total C4.G16.2it)
are males and C4.. 91.813 females.
Cairo, Egypt. The British advance
toward ALu Hamed will be resumed
very shortly. The Intelligence depart
ment E;aff will start for the front as
soon as the head, Col. Wingate Bey,
mums to Ca.ro.
Ivoudon. The total revenue of the
United Kingdom for the second quarter
of 1S97 wis 25,451,860, a net Increase
rf 1,404,778 as compared with the
same period of 1896.
i 'inctantinople. A collision took
place In the Dardanelles between tLe
oennan vessels Remteck and Ber
thKde. The former sank almost Im
mediately and fourteen of her crew
were drowned. A boat that was sent
to the rescue by the Austrian guard-
Fhip was capsized, drowning two.
Paris. President Faure ha3 decided
tn start for Russia at the mlddlo of
Hamburg. A fire which broke out
Tuffday eenlng at the Hamburg elec
tric works, in the Bost strasse. has
bpcr. extinguished. Much valuable
eitctrical machinery has beet? de
bt reyed, and the electric 'treet car ser-
vfc badly crippled.
London. TLe Pan-American, or, as
It Is officially called, the Lambeth con
ference, began Wednesday with a pri
vate devotional service In the chapel
of Lambeth palace, the official resi
dence of the archbishop of Canterbury.
There are 2C0 prelates of the various
churches In communion with the
church of England in attendance.
Hurst Castle. The steamer St. Louis
has lowered the eastward New York
Southampton record by more than an
hour and a half.
Muskogeo, I. T. Mrs. Joel O. Mack
has Leeu arrested charged with coni
tiliclty In the murder of her husband,
-ear Barttesville, six months ago.
New Orleans. Louis Gallot, the con
victed Union Bank wrecKer, was sen
tenced by Judge Parlango to eight
j ears in the" penitentiary at hard labor,
ihe case will be appealed.
Minneapolis, Minn. The second trial
cf Alderman C. E. Dickinson on the
cnarge of receiving a bribe in connec
tion with the city printing contract,
.c suited In a disagreement of the Jury.
The Jury stood ten to two for acquittal.
St. Louis, Mo. At Wellsvllle, Mo.,
three men, lying side by side, with
their heads upon the rail were struck
jy Wabash train No. 6. The first
man's head was cut off, the second
jian'a head was crushed and the third
iccelved serious internal Injuries. Phy
dclans say there Is no hope for the
recovery of the two injured men.
Mrs. Pauline Weitmeler and her
daughter, Miss Pauline Weitmeler,
committed suicide near Owensboro,
a, by taking carbolic acid.
Thomas J. Kenney, master-at-arms
. f the battleship Indiana, was mur
acred by Philip ,F. Carter Wednctd.iy
uight on beard the ship as It lay at
ts moorings at the Brooklyn navy
St. Tarl, Minn. Charles B. Zecbau,
aylrg teller cf the German-American
N'allcnal bank arrested for stealing
everal thousand dollars from the
ank, p!eadtd feinlty. The man, Jack
,(.n, at rested as an accomplice, has
Racine, Wl3. Capt. Hans Christ lan
ron charges that Han Peterson, a sail
or on the schooner Belh attacked him
with a knife and threatened to kill him.
Cannl, III. City Marshal 'Wade of
New Haven, near here, shot and killed
Or.-J- H. Tanner of that placo Friday
evening. Tanner came from Canada a
few years ago.
ITEMS 01" INTEREST.
PUNGENT PARAGRAPHS PICKED
Christian Endeavor Excursions on the
Way to Han Francisco Wrecked and
Five Persona Killed Venezuela Has
n Exciting- Cabinet Crisis.
Christian Endeavor Trains Wrecked.
The great international Christian En
deavor convention at San FrancUo and
the low rate 8 made by the railroads at
tracted many hundreds of excursion
ists and the dates for the starting of
the trains drew such crowds into Chi
cago that the railro ids had hard work
to handle them. O.io lar re excursion
tniin was sent out from Chicago on the
Chicago & Northwestern in nine sec
tions currying about o.'lO), and when
about 3 ) miles out a collision occurred
between sections 4 and 5 which had
started 15 minutes apirt. Section 5
came up behind at great sp-ed and tho
shock of the collision was terrifl The
pussengers in the two rear (deeper of
section 4 were all in their berths.
They received no warning nnd thosj
not killed outright awoke tb find them
selves j;iinuiv'd in the wreckage. Pass
engers oi both trains hastened to the
spot and began the work of rescue. One
of the first of the Injured taken out
was Engineer Charles Courtney, of sec
tion 5. He had struck to his post like
a hero and is so seriously injured that
he cannot live. The body of an un
identified man, supposed to bo a tramp,
was found between a baggage car and
the engine crushed to death. Three
persons were found to be killed out
right and about 20 or 3) persons in
jured. The dead are: Mrs. John Hood
ing, and Mrs. II. Suipmau, both of Ap
pleton, Wis., and the unknown tramp.
who was rhliug between engine aud
Train 11. on the Vandnlia railroad,
which left Indianapolis with a lare
number of Christian EndeHVorers. col
lided with train 5, bound east from St.
Louis, near Vaudilii, Ind. Two train
men were killed and two fatallv in
jured, as follows: Killed II. T. Slier
man, mail clerk No. U. of Indianapolis,
and W. P. Co m, baggageman, of In
dianapolis, on No. 11. Fatally injured
Samuel Parkinson, mail cleric, of
Columbus, O., crushed in the wreck,
Frank Ownes. fireman, of Terre Haute,
manled under the en. 'inc. None of
the passengers were seriously injured.
450.00D M -.N IDLE.
37S.OOO Coal Miners Strike for a Living
83,000 Iron and Steel Worker Out.
Dispatches from various coal miuing
centers say that circulars have been
placed in the hands of all tho bitumi
nous coal miners in the United States
calling them out on strike. . It Is esti
mated that 375.0011 men will bj involved.
Ohio, Pennsylvania. Illinois. Indiana,
and parts of West Virginia an I Ken
tucky will contribute to the movement.
The strike is to enforce the Columbus
scale of (J'.l cents pjr ton for Pennsyl
vania; GO cents for Ohio and Indiana,
and ..) cents for Illinois.
The Oiiio miners have been looking
for this for several months. When the
conferences between the miner's repre
sentatives and the operators recently
failed to bring any sign of better
waces, but showed instead tho proba
bility of a further reduction, it was
felt that a strike must come. The
United Miners' ollicials s.'t to the task
of bringing the miners of other slates
to the point also, and haU very little
trouble in doing so.
Iron nnd Steel Mills Closed.
As the result of the failure of
the joint wage conference of
the Amalgamated Association of Iron
and Sled workers and manufacturers
to agree upon the scale at the Youn -s-town.
O., conference nearly all the
the union mills in the country are
closed down and between 75,000 and
85,000 men are idL The Amalgamated
association received some encourage
ment in the shape of signed scales from
six prominent factories in Michigan,
Indiana nnd Kentucky.
All plate mill employes of the Ma
honin,' Valley Iron Co. and Coleman,
Shields fc Co., at Younstown, O.,
were discharged because they had re
fused to make certain concessions
asked by the firm under the amalga
Steamer Went Down 09 Lives Lost.
The missing 6teamer Aden, which
left Yokah una on April 28, for London
via Aden, Arabia, is a total loss, hav
ing been dashed to pieces off the island
of Socotra, at the eastern extremity of
Africa, on June 0. The unfortunate
steamer carried 34 passenger from
Japan besides the crew. The steamer
Mayo, which went in search of the
missing vessel, s ived nine of the Aden's
crew. In all it is thought that 09 per
sons lost their lives in ihe disaster by
Iwing swept overboard one by one dur
ing the storm. .The Mayo saved nine
of the Aden's passengers nnd three of
tho white and 33 of the natives of the
steamer's crew. All of these persons
were rescued just as the Aden was
President McKinley visited Canton to
spend the Fourth with his mother.
A London cable places tho expenses
of the queen's jubilee at 823,000,000.
The London IJeview prints an nrticlc
stating that the U. S. bimetallic com
missioners, now in Paris, are coining
to Loudon armed with an agreement
made by Franco with the United States
for a joint appeal to the other powers
for a bimetallic ngreement. The arti
cle says that England stands prepared
to reopen its Indian mints and other
wise contribute to an extended use of
Mhcr. ; Washington authorities say
they fear that the Review's article h
THE 55TH CONGRESS AT WORK
Sexatk. 77th day. After tedious
consideration of the tariff bill through
out the day tho lead paragraphs be
ing disposed of tho Senate wound up
with a half hour of lively and amusing
colloquy between Senators Tillman, of
South Carolina, and Chandler, of New
Hampshire. The former had proposed
an amendment to the tariff bill, pro
viding a 8100 a head tax on immigrants,
and a restriction against all those not
coming to the United States to become
citizens. Mr. Tillman made an earn
est speech on the depressed condition
of labor, but was diverted from his
theme by Mr. Chandler. The latter,
adopting a stylj of mock srravlty, di
rected the discussion toward Mr. Cleve
land's administration. This brought
from Mr. Tillman a vehement criticism
of tho late President, while Mr. Chan
dler drolly protested agal ist these as
saulison Mr. Cleveland by a member
of hisown piriy. The Tillman amend
ments were finally defeated.
Senate. 7sth day. Two of the
most important provisions of the tariff
those relating to the Hawaiian treaty
of recipro -ity and the duty on coal
were perfect d, while another source
if much conllict, the reciprocity sec
tion, was matured by tho finance com
mittee and presented to the Senate.
Aside from these larger items a great
many minor ones, which have caused
more or less conllict, were disposed of.
The Hawaiian provision of the House
bill was restored entire after beif de
bate and without tho formality of a
vote. This has the effect of leaving
the Hawaiian treaty of reciprocity in
full force, and effect. During the day
Mr. Turpie, of Indiana, spoke in sup
port of the amendment for a 2 per cent
tax on inheritances.
Senatk. 79th day. The finance
committee suffered several unexpected
reverses during the progress of the
tariff bill, being defeated on three im
portant votes. Cotlon b.ig'ing was
phiced on tho free list by a vote of 3
to 2, nnd cotton tics also by a vole o.
29 to 23. The duty on white pine lum
ber was reduc.'d from S- to SI p.r l,00n
22 to 31. The amendment, on pine oc
casioned the gre itest surprise and led
to a general breaking up of party lines
on bo h sides of the chamber. Mr.
Teller move. I to place white pine lum
ber on the free list. Tho amendment
was defeated by a close votu o ' 32 to 33.
Following up this close vote Mr. Man
tle, silver Republican, moved to reduce
the rate on white pine from S2toSl
and this carried by a majority of one.
The bill Is now completed with the ex
ception of the reciprocity section and
home comparatively minor paragraphs.
llofSE. No business of importance
was transacted., but Mr. Settle, Demo
crat, of Kentucky, found occasion to
arraign the Republicans for not tak
ing action on tho bankruptcy bill and
the Cuban belligerency. 'You have
acted in utter defiance of public senti
ment.' he cried. "You asked for time.
You predicted treat things. Calhoun
went to Cuba; Calhoun returned trom
Cuba; Calhoun went home. Nothin
was done. Calhoun has been forgotten
and so has Ouna. 'I here is indifference
ns to wheth.-r a civil government or a
state of war exists iu Cuba." Notwith
standing tho contest of the minority
the House look the usual three djy's
utljoiirument by a vote oi 90 to lu..
Senate so th day Reciprocity and
retaliation were the two phases of the
tariff bill to oecupv attention to the
exclusion of all other subjects. Roth
provii ns were agreed to. The recip
rocity clause empowers tho President
with tho advice and consent of the
Senate to make reciprocity treaties
giving 21 per cent reduction in
duties on -designated articles, or
placing articles on the free list.
The retaliatory clause provides that
whenever any country best ws an ex
port bounty on any article, there shall
bo levied, in addition to the duties pro
vided by the act, an additional duty
equal to the amount of tho bounty.
Many Slain l.y Heat.
After one of tho coolest springs ever
known a torrid summer broke in upon
the central and southern states, which
in the first week of Jnly became sim
ply intolerable. From Pittsburg to
Kansas City and from Chicago south
cloudless bkies and the blazing sun loft
a record of prostrations nnd death
which has seldom been equaled. Cin
cinnati showed the highest death rate,
13 deaths resulting out of a total of 50
prostrations, but there were many
fatal cases at other points. In Chieago
there were over 130 prostrations within
four days and a total of 27 death we're
recorded from effects of the heat.
Cleveland reported four deaths; Pitts
burg three and other cities from one
to four, with scores of prostrations.
Detroit reported four d.-aths from the
Ilonttet Blown op Ity Dynamiter.
A dynamite explosion in South
Scranton, Pa., blew up the business
block of Leon Oichofskl, a double
dwelling owned by him and the nearby
home of Michael O'tlara. Tho busi
ness block was torn to pieces, and 20
other houses hud all the windows
blown out and plaster torn from the
walls. The shock was felt all over the
city. Olchofski was fatally injured in
saving his wii'e. Ho alleges that tho
explosion was t lie work of enemies he
made during political and church dis
putes. Three Killed ly a Roller Kspto!.
The boiler of an engine attached to
a threshing machine, exploded near
Adairsville, Oa., killing three men in
stantly and fatally wounding four
others, while still another ma t had his
legs mangled so badly that they bad
to bo .amputated. Ixnv water caused
the explosion. All of the dead and In
jured were white except one.
The authorities of Leadville, Colo.,
j have broken up all of the gumbling es
I tablishruents. which have nourished
I there since 1879. Over $10,000 worth
' of tables and apparatus was destroyed.
OHIO SILVtR DEMOCRATS.
Nominate Horace M. Chapman for Hot
ernoi Sliver the War Crv.
- The Ohio Democratic state conven
tion at Columbus was one of the most
memorable political occasions in the
history of the state. It was a conven
tion of unanimity on principles and of
differences on men. especially on those
who were candidates for places on the
state ticket. It was a free silver con
vention throughout. Every candidate
whoso name was presented was an
nounced as orthodox in silver doctrine
ns'the cardinal principle for his favor
able consideration. While there va
no place on the state ticket accorded
to either the silver Republicans or to
tho Populists, yet representatives of
both those elements co-ope r cited in the
convention. The stiver Republicans and
the Populists are themselves responsi
ble for having no representatives on
the ticket ns they would not ask it and
stated that they were more interested
in tho platform than In the olliccs.
The convention was organized with
the temporary oilicers Chairmtn,
Ulrio Slostne; secretary, W. A. Taylor
being made permanent. The great
est demonstration of th? convention
followed that part of Chairman Sloane's
speech in which he referred to Win. J.
IJryan as the leader of the silver cause
for 1900. A large gold cross was car
ried into the ball and" caused an im
mense display of enthusiasm. It hal
as ornaments th crown of thorns anil
a clock indicating 10 minutes to 1
When the nominations for candidates
'or governor were called for the names
of Paul J. Sorg, Aiien 1). Smalley,
Allen W. Thurman, l. D. Donovin, R.
T. Hough, llora -e L. Chapman, S. M.
Hunter, I. M. Van Meter, A. W. Patrick
and Jas. A. Rice were presented. It
had been clearly evidence I in the pre
liminaries that the forces of John R.
McLean, of Cincinnati, ha 1 control of
the convention and while it had. been
.enerally believed tli.it Judge Hough,
of llighlmd county, would be the Mc
Lean candid ite circumstances nroo
which caused them to take up- Chap
man instead. On the first ballot, how
ever, tho McLean votes were carefully
scattered to prevent making a too
bidden display of their strength, but
on the si'cond ballot they threw enough
vo.es to Chapman to gve a nice major
ity. His nomination was then made
unanimous ami, although there was a
large Held of candi lat.-s for each oflice,
he ticket was completed without mnch
trouble as follows: Lieutenant-governor,
Melville D; Shaw; supreme
judge, J. P. Spriggs; attorney-general,
W. H. Do re; state treasurer, James F.
Wilson; board of public works, Peter
II. Deguau; school commissioner, Ryron
The platform adopted is for free sil
ver and nothing else. It simply reaf
firms the Chicago platform and repeats
the language of tho financial plank only.
The silver Republicans held a confer
ence after the convention ami ex
pressed much indignation. They said
it was true they bad announced that
they did not want a plat-o on the slate
ticket, but only after they were told
hey could not have it. They ap
pointed a state committee to call a
eon volition to nom nate a sepirato
ticket. The Populisms also announced
that they would hold a state conven
tion and have a separate ticket. The
I'rohih.tionists will have two sc pa rate
tickets so that there will be nt least
six state tickets in tho field iu Ohio
To Control the Trusts.
The Republican, members of the Sen
ate committee on. ju.iiciary has consid
ered the form of an amendment to be
submitted for the control of trusts.
They practically agreed upon an
amendment miking it an offense pun
ishable by fine and imprisonment for
any person or corp ir.it ion to monopo
lize of conspire with any other person
or corporation to monopolize the trade
in any article pro.ected by the tariff
bill now before tho senate.
New York Cattle Sheep Lamb Hop
Best (trades... $ i !) (.Hi ,7i till
Lower grades.. 2 7x1 7o 2 .0 4 7 j a Sk
Best Krades....4 7 ?VJ 00 , 3 73 5 40 '
Lower grades.. 2 6150 2 0J 3-UJ 3 3t
Best Rrade....4 0jt8) 3 73 4.73 8 R3
Lonr grades.. 3 Sjji JJ 2 oO 3 5J 3 4
Best grades.... 4 tmtf?.i21 8 91 5 11 8 81
Lower grades.. 3 O.'i 7 j .2 73 4 23
Best graden.... 4 23 4 M 8 53 5 11 8 5)
Lower grades.. 2 2ol tu 2 uU 3 d 1 3.
Best grailcs....4 2 V7ft4 M 3 A) 5 0) 3 4
Lower grades.. 2 2.1 0J 2 i 3 3 3J
Best grades.... 4 fl 01 4 00 5 51 3 71
Lower grades.. 2 -m 23. 2 ti 4 2i 3 5)
Wheat. Corn. Oata.
Na i red, No t mix "SKi white
Row York 71'itwl'l Mti i 22 J
Ch tnitt 7v(i r701i Z Tci' 21 U IK
letroit ;8 e-T0 26 (ilH 2.1
ToiMio 77 (grz iv fcai i u
L'inciimntl "i CIT) 28 foW-i SiC'l
4 tfveliind 78 (T., 2 &i 2 UJ)
Kittni.urff r; dirj iv,i'.ti 21
iiufTxio ;s 2s r 2
Detroit Hay, N'o. k tlmottiv. Jl" per ton.
Potatoes, new southern. 9 c ier on; old, ;lc
Live itultry. inajr clin kein, lie per lb;
fowls. 8;: turkeys, lie: luk. sk Kgs,
strictly fresh. 1 c per doi UalU dairy, 11c
per lb; creamery lie.
KKVICVf OK TKADf.
Better weather has favorably affected the
Rale of seasonable goods, particularly cloth
ing, hats and sho-'M. an4 the movement of
goods tor fall delivery has Ik-gun. The nu.t
encouractng feature Is thecoittlnucd and. la
some Instant-en, increased confidence of mer
chants anmatiif.utur rs that the autumn
will bring a larger volume of business at
blyher rues, 'ihe least la vorable leature
of the past week Is found In rtKapointiuent
at lack of demand and reaction in quota
tions for some artctle of Iron and steeL
The Idleness of 4 .0 iron, steel and plat
workers and n.oft coal miners ts. except la
the latter Instance, due In part to the m aww.
Large hope are built on prospective de
mand alter the tariff bill has passed but the
pressure In the market of Urge Importing
nto k may defer it. but the removal of un
certaintT will io uv ran Increase hnslne.