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Only. Very Slightly Touched by COMMENCING AGAIN
Smpke or Water.
GREATEST OF ALL FIRE SALES. A WEEK OF ENTHUSIASTIC BUYING. INCREASING THE
EXCITEMENT WITH EACH MINUTE OF THE SALE.
Increasing the people's great desire for the wonderful BARGAINS that force themselves upon your
serve notice and grow in magnitude before your eyes on every floor and on every counter in the Boston Store.
And increasing the crowds to the limit of the holding capacity of the store.
AT All the best Standard AT AT Dotted Swisses , Dlm-
Over the building at the corner of the alloy 1'rlntsIndigo blue prints French and Gardner Per Fancy Henriettas , In Itlca , Checked Nain
Hamilton prints , Windsor cales , In all now and remnants , In new wool seeks , cross bar muslin , Damaged by Fire ,
* T iiAPrP iM 'n"n'pPrn ser prints and Simpson dainty figures , 36-Inch challls designs , worth satin , striped , corded , In
AL1IOS1 PERFECf. prints . , worth 7Ji cents a wide , worth . 25c a yard , 25c , go at 7' , c a yard. fact nil kinds white Smoke and Water ,
yard. go at 7V c. goods , worth up to GOc
YD YD YD YD a yd. , go on sale at Slic.
From the THESE NEW
From the Almost Only
Reserve Perfect Reserve Slightly AND ALL
Stock Room Stock : Room Wet PERFECT
75c Ciina"siiks ! for 39c Yard 69c Safines for $1 , $1.25 DRESS FOR 29c Yard $1.60 DRESS 39c DRESS GOODS for 9c An immense lot of the newest and latest style gar
All the Imported Highest ments will be found on our second floor at remarkably
Priced Dress All the 40-Inch Finest CO pieces beautiful
Goods est that were Whip Cords , Sill : small check dress ably low prices ; also , ladies' stylish Capes or
Perfect saved In the stockroom Finished Henriettas , goods , yard wide ,
BC-lnch black CHINA CO pieces
BILK , nlpo navy blue SATIN , In nil room , goods that sold In , black and all col just the thing for Jackets that are really worth $2.50 , but go in this
China Silk , worth shades , regular C3c from $1 to $1.25 yard , ors guaranteed per spring dresses
75c , nt 25c but only wet , not fect or money re at $1.00 each
u yard ; from the grades go a funded , actually really worth 39c
. burnt , will on our . .
reserve stock room yard. go ' '
front bargain coun worth $1.50 a yard.b'ut yard , goes at 9c
Woi-th 75o Worth COc ter at 28c a yard. Worth $1.25 goes at OSu a yard. worth 81.50 a yard. Worth 39c
Handsome Broadcloth Capes and Jackets , braided or
plain , in back , tan or navies
On Our *
At $5 we have placed on sale very stylish Broad
All the Calicos , Muslins , Sheetings , Ginghams , Wash Goods , Flannels , etc. , that wore damaged by fli-o In our old base cloth Double Capes with all silk lace insertion ,
ILimburpr $5,009 worth Embroideries of very fir.o thut Swiss wore and Also 200 pieces 45 inch Flouncings , ment go on sale-tomorrow on our third floor at braided and lace trimmed , that houses in this
bought to soil up to Jl a yard , \yill bo town are asking $12.50 for ; they go in this'sale
sold in lots ut only very little soiled , at , per yard ,
at $5. oo
All tha Goods Damaged by Fire in Our Basement Go on Sale on Our Third Floor Now. They conio In Blacks Tana and Blues. Worth $ lU.fiO.
We are showing a great variety of very stylish black silk Moire Satin
Jackets and Capes with cut jet trimmings ; many of those arc ImportJii.
and sonic of the very choicest spring garments will be found in our Cloak
YARD JT fiW YARD HI ifl * YARD Department on the sjcsnd floor at
$7.50 $ , $12.50 $ , $15.00 $ AND $25.00 $ EACH.
! ' - fcoeatfed at 15th
AMONG THE INSURANCE MEN
Secretary Hartigan on'Personal Savings and
Life Insurance Investments.
POLICY AND PROFIT RECEIVE ATTENTION
Premium * from Manhood to the Grave
Superintendent Waddlll'H New Killing ou
Kansas Agencies Snldcr'a Latest De
cision Growth of Mutuals Items ,
Frank E. Hartigan , secretary of the Life
Underwriters association ot this city , has
the following to say with relation to the
subject of personal savings and life Insur
"The life Insurance solicitor sees a pros
pective customer In every man between the
ages of 18 and CO years. The prime object
of life insurance has always been the pro
tection of family and business Interests.
Presented from this standpoint , It appeals
to the majority of men , because there Is
no other reliable substitute for a man's
productive capacity. It Is the only thing
that can bo rolled upon to keep the wolf
from the door when a regular Income la
cut off. There Is another class to which
this Idea has no attraction. Selfishness
governs men's actions to a wonderful ex
tent."Before becoming Interested In anything
which calls for the continuous outlay of
money , they search for the element of in
dividual profit. The young man says : 'I
liavo no one depending on mo , I can Invest
my savings more profitably than an Insur
ance company can Invest them for me. '
The man of means says : 'I liavo plenty
_ , . to live on and In case of death I would
'leave a sufficient estate for my family , and
I cannot see.w.horo. . . . I will bo benefited by
paying money to an Insurance company. '
Another man says : 'I am doing my best
to provide for my family , I am saving a
little money each year , nnd by the tlmo
I reash old ago I will be In comfortable"
circumstances.- theories , these ore
plausible , but when compared with actual
experience they nro found defective. The
uncertainty ot llfo Is not taken Into con-
liberation nt nil. The young man assumes
that ho will save his Insurance premium
nd Invest It annually , but experience proves
that ho will not. The man of means us-
lumes that ho will always bo prosperous
mil at death , no matter when It comes , ho
will liavo hla property , yet only throe men
out Of 100 ever reach old ago with com
petency , but every man In 100 of this class
Is egotistical enough to believe hu la ono
of tlio three. The economical wage earner
who has a family depending on him admits
In his argument that ho U perfectly willing
it any tlmo when his death may occur
his wife should take In washing , nnd that
his children should bo forced to black boots
or Hell newspapers on the street , because
with his death thn Inronio would bo cut
off. They overlook the fact also that the
voung man who has no ono depending on
him , has no ono to depend on himself. And
In many cases hU Insurance policy Is thu
only item of collateral In his possession
when prolonged sickness or death over
takes him. The business man nnd the
wage earner forget the fact that their
credit Is enhanced to the amount of their
"The size of the average policy U nbout
(2,500. ( The average not cost of the tame
en the twentieth payment plan , after the
annual dividends are deducted , Is about * $65 ,
or nn average cost of u llttlo over $5 per
month. This Is a small Item ot savings to
any man. It Is spent every month without
mythlng to show tor It , It all goes as living
expenses. On the other hand , It the same
amount was Invested In the average sized
policy , the policy bolder is doubly secure.
II bo lives to rcucu old aeo and needs tha
money which ho has Intrusted to the In
surance companies from year to year , it Is
returned to him. Should he die at any time
ho leaves his family an estate which is Im
mediately converted Into cash. The assets
of the American Life Insurance companies
today nro about $300,000,000 , while the total
capital of the national banks ot the United
States Is only about $700,000,000. The enor
mous amount of Insurance represented by the
above assets was sold and families and busi
ness interests protected by the everlasting
persistence of the llfo Insurance agent. The
premiums which constitute the assets of the
companies were collected In small amounts
which , If not secured In this way , would have
gone with the balance of men's Incomes ,
'but Is now returned to the families of policy
holders In case of death , or to the policy
holder himself In case ot old ago.
"Llfo Insurance should not be considered
as an Investment In tlio sense that you buy
acres and sell It In lots , yet It Is the only
element of certainty that concerns a man's
existence ; first , that he will die , and second ,
that his Insurance will bo paid. No shrewd
business man will say that the same amount
of money paid for the average policy can
bo more profitably Invested , when all things
are taken Into consideration. "
lluhhlcs In Kansas.
The Insurance trouble In Kansas , which has
attracted the attention of underwriters
generally , has several now developments.
Superintendent Waddlll ot the Missouri
department has rendered an Interesting de
cision affecting the granting of certificates
of authority to agents of other states , which
brings Into action the reciprocal law. Mr.
Waddlll thus answers a prominent com
pany which applied for a license for a Fort
Scott agent :
"In view of the fact that the state of
Kansas has In force upon Its statute books
a law prohibiting nonresidents from acting
as agents for Insurance companies operating
In that state , I am compelled to refuse to
Issue a license to your agent at Fort Scott ,
Kan. This action Is based upon the pro
visions of section 5,932 R. S , , Mo. , 1889 , gen
erally known as the retaliatory section. The
state of Kansas having prohibited by law
citizens of Missouri from entering that state
to solicit for or act as agents ot Insurance
companies , this department under and by
virtue of the power conferred upon It by the
section referred to will refuse to permit
citizens of Kansas to have greater privileges
In Missouri than arc accorded to citizens of
this state by the laws of Kansas. "
Many of the rulings of Mr. Snider , In
surance commissioner of Kansas , liavo been
before published , but his latest Is the fol
Three companies , all prominent , Insured a
school building at Effingham for $15,000 ,
each carrying one-third ot the risk. The
building burned and the companies appeared
to settle the loss , having first obtained the
estimates of n prominent builder that the
structure could bo replaced far $12,000 , and
that ho would undertake the job for that con
sideration. This was not satisfactory to
the school Uusteos , hoover , and an ap
praisal was entered Into which resulted In n
disagreement. The school people forthwith
made up proofs for a total loss against the
companies , first submitting the same to the
superintendent of Insurance In Kansas , who
approved the action. These proofs were
served upon the companies with nn order
from Mr , Snider to pay the same ut once or
stand the consequences. Of course "the con
sequences" means a revocation ot tha licenses
In the state , and before standing this the
policies will probably be paid In full.
Insurance Menu. '
A. J. Love went to Chicago yesterday.
Will C. Creo , a prominent insurance man
of Denver , was In the city Thursday.
The current reply to the query "What Is
to become of the fire , insurance business ? "
Is "The Lloyds only knows. "
The Massachusetts legislature has passed
a bill granting a special charter to the Now
England Burglary Insurance company ,
The committee having In charge the matter
ot extending the jurisdiction of the Chicago
Flro Underwriters' association over all ot
Cook county , Instead of the old city limits ,
as heretofore , have shelved the subject until
after the union meeting.
Local underwriters have dropped the sal
vage corps Idea because it would be too ex
pensive to maintain. So sayeth Inspector
The Ohio house of representatives has
passed the Sleeper bill taxing llfo Insur
ance companies , 2V& per cent of their gross
New York brokers hint that some of
the Lloyds are paying higher commissions
than have heretofore been customary on
Pueblo , Colo. , people propose to "orgahlzo
a mutual co-operative Insurance movement
and so put n stop to foreign Insurance
company extortion. "
A bill Is before the French assembly pro
viding that foreign llfo Insurance companies
must procure license from the government
before beginning business In France , and
that a moiety of the moneys received for
policies must be Invested In French rentes.
Speaking of the finances ot the defunct
Nebraska and Iowa Insurance company , Re
ceiver Wyman says that ho has no funds
with which to pay claims against the com
pany , and that ho Is unable to collect more
than sufficient to pay current expenses , from
the ordinary assets of the company.
An anti-compact bill has been Introduced
In Virginia. It makes combinations among
Isurance companies for the purpose of main
taining rates n misdemeanor , and Imposes a
fine of not less than $500 for violation of
Its provisions and Imprisonment of not less
than six months.
The Farmers Alliance nnd Insurance Union
of California Is an organization which wants
to do a fire and llfo Insurance business. It Is
unincorporated , and has run against a snag.
The Insurance commissioner has asked for
a perpetual Injunction , restraining the order
as It stands from transacting an Insurance
W. B. Enos of Gary , S. D. , has beaten
the Insurance companies which refused to
pay his claims tor the destruction ot hla
hardware store In Gary. The companies
claimed Enos- was responsible for the fire.
Ho said ho was called out of church ono
Sunday night two or three years ago by
some one , Induced to go to his store , where *
ho was assaulted , robbed of $3,000 , bound
with ropes , the building fired , arid 'himself
left to perish In the flames. His strange
position was discovered , and ho was removed
from the building before the heinous de
sign of "some one" was completed.
COltXMt I.V MAY WIIK.IT.
Heavy rurclmsrs liy McOlaufllns Supposedly
Hacked by I'ardrldge.
SAN FRANCISCO , March 17. There came
near being a panic on the Stock exchange.
May wheat jumped from $1.10 to $1.15 and
closed strong nt $1,15. This jump was a
surprise to brokers , nearly all ot whom
were on the short end , nnd there was u
wild scramble to cover. All the excitement
was caused by the operations of D. W. Mc-
Glauflln Co. That firm has been buying
May wheat during the past throe jir ( our
months , and yesterday took all that was
offered , McQlauflln & Co. for some tlmo
have been quietly engineering a corner , and
now have nearly every operator on the
board short on May wheat. No ono knows
who Is backing them , though It Is rumored
that Ed Pardrldge , tha Chicago plunger ,
who Is In the city. Is putting up thu money.
McCJIaullln's purchases for the day were
35,100 tons , nnd It Is estimated , that slnca
December last he has purchased May 'wheat
to such an extent that his. payments a'nd
margins have amounted to upwards of $2-
LONDON , March 1C. Sir Henry Bayley
Meredith has been granted divorce from his
wife , whom he charged with committing
adultery with Richard C. Leigh , a rich
EVERY PARAGRAPH OPPOSED
Republican Senators Indicate Their Policy
on the Wilson Bill.
WILL MAKE THE FIGHT ONE OF RECORD
Do Not Intend to l''artlously Oppose Progress
Upon the McaNiirc , but Will Systcm-
atlciilly Offer the I'rcscnt
as an Amendment.
WASHINGTON , March 17. ( Special to
The Bee. ) "Wo do 'not ' Intend to fac-
tlously oppose progress upon the Wilson
tariff bill when that measure comes before
the senate for disposition , " says Senator
Allison of Iowa , a leading republican mem
ber of the finance committee ; "but you can
depend upon It that the measure will not bo
finally disposed of under some months. Of
course the republicans' bo charged with
offering amendments : and making speeches
simply for delay. . Wo fully anticipate that
construction upon what wo shall do , but It
will not deter the lepubllcans In the least.
My Idea Is , and I think It meets the ap
proval of other republicans In the senate ,
that the minority , clearly outsldo of partisan
politics , ewe It to themselves who passed
the McKlnloy tariff law and to that measure
Itself to offer amendments and to push them
vigorously and show their advantage over
similar provisions In the Wilson bill. I
presume our amendments to features of the
Wilson bill will bo features of the present
tariff law. You will remember that the re
publicans In the house offered the existing
taw as an amendment to each paragraph of
the Wilson bill when. It was up for consid
eration. They simply ; sold by their action
that the present lawlwas good enough for
them , and that It ciuld not bo improved
upon ; and it Is my opinion that wo will fol
low pretty much the same program. "
A most surprising'fact In connection with
the tariff debate Ili toe house and the pro-
Brain for the debite'upon ' the Wilson bill
In the senate Is ihutj the populists appear
to have no policy , 1)0 ) suggestion , no set
program of their own. They simply follow
the lead of the majority. True , they may
submit some minor amendments and see
them voted down , by tlio democrats and the
republicans , but If thW would got together
and map out a systematic order of business ,
which would liiQluclo the framing of a scries
of amendments , and , stand together and
appeal to the republicans for support there
Is little doubt that , thuy could succeed In I
securing EOIIIO amendments which would
materially protect farming Interests. They
seem , however"to bo completely prostrated
In the face of action. They do not exert
whatever liUlo power they might wlold.
Besides being timid and showing a willing
ness to blindly follow the democratic free
traders , they seem to ; acknowledge that
they have no possible Ingenuity or Influence.
It Is said that most of the populists In the
senate are willing td support this tariff bill
for the south , which proposes to destroy the
farming Industry of the country , simply be
cause It provides Income taxes. The popu
lists believe that all who have Incomes above
a few hundred dollars should bear the bur
dens of government.
NO FAITH IN VOOHHEES' CLAIMS.
Chairman Voorhees continues to announce
that it is his purpose to "push the tariff bill
to a vote , " It will be recalled that he was I
making similar declarations for two months
while the silver repeal bill was under his
care. He finally did succeed in wearing
out the twelve or fifteen stiver men In the
scnato who held ou and made speeches
against time , but he will find the tariff a
vastly larger field for debate and the
use of parliamentary tactics. There was
but one subject in the silver repeal bill.
There Is In every .line of the great tariff
bill , which occupies abeut 205 pages of
printed matter , 'a fresh subject. Each one
of these subjects Is as broad and varied In
its way as was the proposition to repeal the
silver purchasing act. There ore hundreds
and hundreds of Hems In the tariff bill
which can be debated from many points of
view. The rules In the senate make debate
unlimited , and there Is no way to cut off a
speaker If he wants to continue on his feet
and talk until he Is tired and then turn the
subject over to another man , who will talk
his fill and then pass it around to others.
There Is scarcely a man In the senate
representing a state which Is not directly
affected by every Individual item In the
tariff bill. One-fourth of the Items named
ore of local Interest to each senator , and he
has boon written to and petitioned by many
of his constituents with respect to It. so
that when ho begins to talk he can draw
forth many arguments from his constituents
to make a point. It was not so with the
silver repeal bill. It was n general subject
in hand then , and few constituents had com
municated with their senators upon the
subject and when they did communicate it
was in a general way. It Is safe to say
that every senator north of the Ohio river
has received at least a wheelbarrow load
of letters and petitions from his constituents
relative to features of the tariff bill. It
has been settled , so Chairman Blackburn of
the committee on rules says , that the rules
of the senate will not bo changed so as to
provide cloture. It looks as though tin-
debate would run along almost indefinitely ,
or until the republicans have satisfied them
selves with their expcsuro of democratic
principles and have given full warning to
the country of the disastrous effects of each
Item In the bill.
CENSUS WORKERS DISBANDED.
That great force of men and women who
have comprised the army of census workers ,
numbering at one time somewhere near 2,000 ,
and who put together the Jumbled mass of
figures representing the eleventh census ,
have been disbanded. They have been mus
tered out of the clerical service. It may be
Bald that wo no longer have a census office.
There is yet a chief , a few , very few , chiefs
of divisions , and a small number of clerks.
The work has been done , and that which has
not been published Is In the hands of the
printer. About a year ago the remainder
of the force removed from one or two great
buildings Into limited quarters , a floor or two
In a building of modest dimensions. There
have been dismissals , gradually but .purely ,
until the force has dwindled down to many
less In number than are frequently found In
a single division In the departments.
ThOE _ ias ! ; a proposition before congress for
gome time to continue a skeleton of the cen
sus bureau continuously from one decade to
another , so as to have the preliminary work
In hand and retain the most skillful statisti
cians and expert men and women In the
counting and bookkeeping departments , but
this 'anticipated some expense and the par
simonious democrats in congress sat down
upon it. There la no question that economy
would bo advanced by such a policy , Divi
sion after division has been either wholly
abolished or consolidated with other divi
sions until the little ofllco Is a single division
and nearly all of the best men have been dis
missed. The work of taking the eleventh
census Is a thing of the past. ,
MUTILATING THR WILSON PILL.
There Is quite a scramble just now by
the democratic senators who revel In the
title of "conservatives , " for the honor ot
having made It possible to pass the Wilson
tariff .bill. Each individual kicker or his
nearest friend for him , Is claiming the credit
of having forced ouch amendments and con
cessions from the Ilnance committee as have
made the measure acceptable to the baker's
dozen or more democrats who demanded
changes before they would give the bill their
If a stranger were to hear the statements
made by some of these worthies , ho wouM
jump at the conclusion that the majority
of ( ho finance committee were republican
I protectionists Instead of democratic free
I traders , and the changes made In the bin
were In the direction of lower Instead ot
higher duties. "I made them get down oft
their perches and fix coal as I wanted It , "
said one democratic senator today. "I fixed
them on lead. " said another. " and It was
good for them that they did. " "If they
hadn't met my demands on Iron. I sweat
I would have voted against the bill , " salt )
one southern senator. So it goes down thi
But there Is one senator who saws wooo.
and says nothing , and he Is the man who
deserves the credit. That man is Calvlr.
S. Urlco of Ohio. Fear of him more than all
the rest is what brought about the changes.
The majority membership of the finance com
mittee knew very well that none of the
southern kickers would vote against tha
bill on final passage , even though none ot
their demands wore met. Although Sena.
tor Gorman of Maryland was an ardent
kicker , and called the caucus to affect
amendments , any one who knows him am *
his political ambitions , knows very
well that he would have sup.
ported the bill without any duty on coal ,
Iron ore or the other articles upon which ho
demanded protection. As a presidential
quantity ho would not want to turn down
a bill giving lower duties upon anything.
But Calvin S. Brlco represents varied com
binations of Interests. And ho Is a strange
wire puller. His state Is for protection.
Ho knows that very well. Ho has largo
railroad Interests which would bo materi
ally injured by the passage of the Wilson
bill as it came from the house. Above
all , Brlco Is n maker of combines. He and
David Bennett Hill and his colleague , Mr.
Murphy , and the senators from Now Jer
sey can afford to vote against the tariff
bill If they Intend to remain In public life.
It Is true that Senator Hill Is a presi
dential quantity. But his ropes lie In dif
ferent directions from those of Gorman.
Hill expects to go Into the presidential
chair through the New York chute. Ho
Is strongest In the east. That section Is
for protection. Gorman's road lies In the
free trade south , Brlco , Hill , Murphy ,
Smith and McPhcrson , more than enough
to defeat the tariff bill , are tied closely to
gether , not only personally , but politically.
Brlco could make the other senators named
see their way clear to voting against the
bill. Ho could , and ho alone , bring the
strings to bear. Drlcc Is the key to tariff
legislation In the senate. Without him the
bill would fall. When ho assumed the
leadership of the kickers It meant either
some success for them or the failure of the
measure. He IB not satisfied with the bill
yet and Intimates that It may fall , but the
prospects are much better than they were ,
If the bill gets through ho will probably bo
feted by the "reformers. " Just now ho Is
feeling pretty well , thank you. When the
majority wants to do anything Its leader
consults Ilrlce. It doesn't consult G. C. ,
that's certain. PERRY S. HEATH.
lawn Stoclunnn Knnrlced llcmn by Highway
men In tin * Hi-art of tlui Itlic ( 'lly.
CHICAGO , March 17. ( Special Telegram
to The Bee. ) Lawrence McLaughlln , a
stockman Iroin Sheffield , la. , came to the
city yesterday with a lot of stock. While
waiting for a Chicago & Northwestern train
at night ho took a Htroll about the city , and
reached Clinton and Randolph streets about
9 o'clock. As ho passed the corner two
colored men foiled him by a blow from a
sand bag. When he recovered conscious
ness two hours later ho found himself In an
alley. His watch , $250 In money , and his
pass to Sheffield were gone. Ho was able
to make his way to the central station where
he reported his loss. Ho could not give a
description of the two men.
Snow .Mi'ltliiK Too Huplilly.
SPOKANE , Wash. , March 17 , The warm
weather In the I'alauso and Big Bend country
Is taking the HIIOW off In u hurry. All the
streams are racing , many places liavo been
I flooded nnd fences carried away. Along tin
Paloupo river a number of houses have been
washed away or loosened out of their
foundations. Similar reports como from
Oakcsdale , Davenport nnd Spanglo.
Ilrccklnrldfjo 1)1(1 Xot Want Hla Coming
Marriage tn llo Known.
LOUISVILLE , March 17. Two weeks be.
fore the marriage of Colonel W. C. P. Brock.
Inrldgo to Mrs. Uumsey Wing In this city ,
the Louisville Commercial learned , on whal
was considered good authority , that they
were betrothed. A reporter was sent to
Dr. Scott's residence , where Mr. Breckln-
ridge was stopping , and Colonel Breckln-
ridge pleaded wlt.h him that the inattet
should not bo written up. Colonel Breckln-
ridge was then taken to the Commercial of.
Hce and there mad.o the following statement :
"I know that It Is always best to bo honest
with a newspaper man and I will say to you
that I am' hero" now with the consent of Dr.
Scott , Mrs. Wing's brother , to pay my ad
dresses to her. She has not yet promised
to accept mo ; I do not know that she ever
will , and I believe that anything that you
might bay on the subject would Injure my
They were married about three weeks
later. Ho denied that there over had been
a possibility of his marrying Miss Pollard.
Mrs. Wlng'H relatives In this city deny any
knowledge of a secret marriage.
ii'.iN TIIA ir/.vt ; 7A7T///j STOW.
Five Member * of n German Family Killed
or Maimed hy Dynamite.
DULUTH , March 17. Edward Wagner , a
German laborer , put three sticks of dyna
mite In the oven of the family cook Btova
to thaw out this morning. The house la
now In jrulna. _ 0tto Wnwipr isdpail. Mrs.
Wagner fatally burned and bruised ; m"
ward Wagner slightly hurt , Martha Wag.
nor , aged 12 , seriously cut and bruised , and
Baby Wagner , aged 2 years , cut and bruised.
Another I'rl/n Drill Nrhrrno.
LITTLE ROCK , Ark. , March 17. An In-
tcrstuto drill will bo held In Little Rocl
the first week In July. A stock company
cf the business men organized last night
with $10,000 paid-up capital , which Is to
bo paid out as prizes. The crack com
panies of the United States are expected
Major llnrlco Imaged.
NEW YORK , March 17. Major John H.
Burke , who lias helped to make Buffalo Bill
famous and rich , Is to marry , The lady la
said to bo Mile. Corrlno Le Caucr , who waa
In charge of the French exhibit In tha
Manufactures building at the World's fair.
The ceremony will take place some time Iq
the early bummer.
HlR Nlinu 1'iirtury
WORCESTER , Moss , , March 17. Tha
boot and shoo manufacturing linn of Isaac P.
Ruth & Co. of Spancsr , ono of the big.
gest concerns of Its kind In the country ,
has asslcned. Its factory cmnlnvH 2.000
hand's. No statement can bo obtained of Rg
assets and liabilities ,
Gold I.lliu ( .ruliiH or Wheat ,
OUAYMAS , Soinra , March 10 , Many pros
pect borings am being sunk nt Torres. The
gold comes up on the augur as largo an
grains of wheat. Native and American
prospectors are flocking in by hundreds ,
Iron Work * Iliirncd.
RACINE , Win. , March 17. The plant ot
the Hello City Malleable Iron works burned
thla morning. LOBU , 105,000 ; Insurance , $20-
000. , 4