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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, MONDAY, JUNE 6, 1892. *
PITTSBCRO, June 5. —The oil regions of
Pennsylvania were visited today by a dit
astrous fire and deluge of water on!j r
eclipsed by the memorable flood of Johns
town. It is impossible at midnight to
give anything like an accurate idea of the
loss of lite and property, as chaos reigns
throughout the devastated region, and a
terrible conllagration is still raging in Oil
City. It is safe to say that not less than
l-X) lives were lost, as nearly 100 belies
have already been recovered and many
are still missing. The property loss will
reach into the millions. At Titusville it
is estimated at sl,. r )oo,C'io, at Oil City the
same, at Corry fm.ooo, at Meadville #LSO,-
000. The surrounding country is probably
damaged to the extent of a milaon more.
TITUSVILLE, June s. —The almost con
stant rains of last month have caused the
earth to be so thoroughly soaked that it
could hold no more and the heavy down
pour of Saturday and Saturday night
caused the small streams to overflow their
banks. About midnight Oil creek began
to rise rapidly and the Hood was on before
the residents were aware of danger, and
not more than half of them managed to
reach high ground. The suddenness of
the rise of the latter was explain d by Ihe
intelligence that the mill dam at Spartans
burg had burst. It was at 2a. m. that the
horrors of tire were added to the misery of
the people. A dull explosion was heard
at that hour and a pillar of dame, fully 200
feet high, pierced the inky darkness
and threw a glaring light over the
vast expanse of angry waters. It was
the Crescent Oil refinery on fire and never
before did the fire seem to spread with
such lightning rapidity. Pandemonium
broke loose among the people and panic
reigned supreme. Thousands of people
rushed pell-mell through the streets,
tumbling and knocking each other in an
aimless endeavor to escape from what
they imagined was the crack of doom. A
fierce light was thrown on the surround
ing and revealed an appalling sight. On
the roof and in the windows of the upper
stories of the houses in the flooded dis
tricts appeared men, women and chil
dren,scantily clad and all piteously appeal
ing for aid and succor. Clinging to the
driftwood timbers,.as they were borne on
ward, were scores of human beings, with
white and terror-strieken faees. There
were desperate struggles and plaintive
cries for aid. The dread scenes left im
pressions never to be forgotten or effaced
from the memory of beholders.
The story of destruction by the flames
is already told. Tonight the underta'-.ng
establishments of the city were turned
into morgues, and with the exception of
seven Hebrews and two children all the
bodies recovered were taken there.
At a late hour tonight the loss of life
here, by a conservative estimate, is thirty
five. This is entirely within - he city,
while the news from tributary towns show
a proportionate loss. Fully a third of the
business and residence portion of the city
is a mass of charred eml»ers, over which
the waters rush with unabated fury. The
streets are tilled with wet, hungry, honi"
less and despairing men, women and chil
dren, most of whom lost their loved on.s,
their homes and all their property. It is
impossible to give the reader anidctof
the horrible scenes enacted. Men with
boats and ropes battled manfully against
the current, and hundreds of people who
were captives in their homes on account of
the surrounding waters have been re.t
cued. Fully fifty people are as yet un
accounted for. and in the present condi
tion it is impossible to correctly state the
number of those actually drowned or
burned. Five persons who were
grasping a piece of timber with the pros
pect of landing safely were in proximity
to the oil tank when it exploded, and in a
moment the men were enveloped in flames,
and death came speedily to relieve th-ir
sufferings. A mother with a babe clasped
to her breast and clinging to a plank
drifted towards the depot, around which
the waters were rushing furiously. As
both reached that point the suction was so
great that it drew them down and they
disappeared from view. Score.? of ca<? sof
a like fearful character are reported.
Many bodies bear evidence of meeting
their death from the burning oil. Some
were burned beyond recognition and sev
eral in such a terrible manner as to leave
them without the least semblance of the
human form.
BIG RIVERS OF FIRE.
Titusville and Oil City Ravaged
by Fierce Elements.
TERRORS OF THE FLOOD.
More Thau 150 Men, Women and
Children Drowned or Burned.
Hundred* of House* Smashed by the
Angry Torrents—Thousands of Peo
ple Homeless—The Lota Is 93,-
000,000—Appeals for Aid.
The city of Titusville was visited during
the past 24 hours by one of the most dis
astrous fires and floods in all the history
of this repion. Oil creek overflowed its
banks and for hours swept through the
city in proportions of an almost resistless
flood. The city is without fuel, lights and
water-works, and surrounded by water.
Perry street and Franklin street iron
bridges were swept away, scores of ch»tp
dwellings in the lower part of the city de
stroyed and a large number of lives lost.
Some were burned, but the majority were
drowned. Fifteen bodies have been recov
ered and the search continues. Following
is the list of dead as far as ascertained:
JOHN QCISN, inail carrier, wife and two chil
dren.
JACOB BRRGESHAMKR, wife and nine chil
dren.
MR«. MART N.VYNESAND three children.
MRS. ?■!. MCKOZIK
MCFAI)DEK and sisters.
MRS. I" AMI BELL and two children.
MR. OOPPIR.
Kr.F.n KEID butcher, wife and children.
JOHN <» M ARA and wife.
Two VES'UU boys, and four unknown other
boys.
MRS. C. P. CASPERSOW.
When morning broke hundreds of anx
ious people lo ked out of the windows or
SKI HI on the of hou-?s waiting for a
he.pini; hand and tremb.jng th» - fat -
To add to the horror of the «c?ne, the rain
feil in torrents. Then lightning struck
the Acme refinery and the i;re communi
cate Ito several others. Tne turning oil
sAept do*n the raging current and com
irumcated to the manufacture estab
lishments and houses, and the destruc
tion increased an hundredfold.
Arrong the losers by the fire are: Inter
national oil works, Hiram Blow copper
shops, Kiee »t R r binson rennery, Titus
v die radiator works, Western New York
A Pennsylvania freight otfi es, C sper
s>oti s furniture works, Jack Ca.ien a 3tore,
residence and hotel, and the Crescent oil
works. The railway loss is SIO,OOO on
frbight, and a number of loaded oii cars
on the track were burned. A train of cars
loaded with merchandise on the Dunkirk
& Allegheny Valley road was also burned.
The large amount lost by tne destruction
of stores, residences and manufactories
will probably be covered by in
surance, but it is impossible to
fiive a detailed estimate now.
Many of the leading citizens and their
wives and children were on an excursion
to Canadohota lake and detained there
when their presence was greatly needed
here. A meeting of citizens was held at
noon today and S4,(X"O subscribed for the
immediate relief of the destitute. Quar
ters were obtained for the poor and home
less, and food and clothing supplied by
benevolent ladies.
The loss in the county by the washout
of bridges is enormous, as there is not a
county or township bridge for miles that
has not gone, and roads in every direction
are impassable. The Western New York
<fc Pennsylvania, the I'nion A Titusville,
and the Dunkirk A Allegheny Valiey
roads suffered gre.«t loss.
Citizens tonight issue! an appeal to the
public, reciting the terrible destitution,
great loss of lit'e and destruction to prop
erty by lioods and fire, and requesting
heip in this ♦mie of distress.
OIL CITY, Pa , June 4. —Never before in
the history of Oil City and the oil country
has there been such a disaster, excitement
and turmoil s<*en as tn-s city is now wit
nessing. At 11:15 thi3 morning the city
and country for miles around was startled
by two explosions oc. urring almost simul
taneously. Oil creek was a raging torrent
and fuily 1,000 people were wat- hine the
waters. About 11:30 a g»e n fluid w s no
ticed in the watrr. This increased in
quantity and finally cov;ied 'almost the
entire waters of the ervek The
smell of gas and oil was perceptible, and
the danger of tire was commented upon,
and the words had hardly b en uttered
when -00 yards up the stream a mass of
flames shot heavenward. People stampeded
like cattle and started forthe hills. Hardly
had they started when explosions re.it the
air and the entire creek for a hundred feet
seemed one seething mass of flame and
smoke. The panic-stricken people shrieked
madly in theirefTortstoescape,and women
and children were trampled underfoot,
some being severely bruised. Eollowing
is a list of the dead as far as identified:
WILLIAM SHAFER, JOHN REINBOLT,
CHARI.EE MILLER, MISS MINNIE RUSSELL,
DANIKL SULLIVAN, JAMES HOL« -B.
MRS. WILLIAM LIRIGR.sand thr e daughters.
MR. HAWKS, MATTHEW LIONS.
MRS. HAWKS and daugii, MRS. LIONS, 2 children,
JOHN O'LEAKY, mother, FRANK PLANK,
JAMES ROGERS, J AMIES H ASK INS,
WILLIAM WHITE, JOHN STICK,
JOHN RAMBO, HUMPHREY STEWART,
WLU-IAM STEWART, HARRY HOLMCK,
WII.LIAM MALONE, FRANK WATSON,
W. L. DOUGHERTY. EDWARD MILLS, 4 chil'n,
MRS. CorELAND, baby, MRS. LEVI FETTERS.
There are titteen bodies at the undertak
ing zooms of Rritting, McCracken «fc Co.,
twenty-rive bodies at the city hall and a
number were taken to their homes. Some
are still missing.
Thosi seriously injured are:
WILLIAM MORGAN, ED KEATING, MR. TOWIL-
Ltr.ER, MI:. BAKER, SHERIDAN WICK, JOHN
HOUGH and *on, MR. EAK N and two sons, Dr.
HAZSNFRITZ'S two sons. Louis HAZENFRITZ,
bndly bnmed; FIVE CHILDREN, nadly burned;
MF.S. FEENEY and six children, badly burned.
The lire was caused by a strange acci
dent An engine on the West New York
& Pennsylvania railroad passed a tank of
gasoline standing on the siding. The tank
was baking, and as the engine passed a
mass of tlame shot into the air and the
earth seemed to shake with an awful tre
mor. It is supposed that the engineer and
fireman were killed by the force of the
explosion. In an instant the tire swept
madly over the entire upper part of the
city, which was tfor.ded by oil water from
the creek. Men, women and children, who
were moving from their honu-s, were
caught by the deadly tiames, and if not
burned to death outright, were drowned
in the raging flood, (ihastly bodies were
taken from the tlood, and are lying on the
railroad tiack unrecognized.
It is impossible to give an estimate of
the number of lives lost. For miles up
the creek on both sides everything is in
ruins and hundreds of families are ren
dered homeless. Very little, if any, pr >p
erty was saved, and the sky for milss
around is still black with smoke from the
burning dwellings and oil tanks. When
the explosions occurred the people were
knocked down from the force of the
shocks, and every window within a radius
of two squares was broken. The panic
during the height of the excitement was
something fearful and remarkable. Some
were killed by being trampled upon by
horses and the wild, frantic mob. The
water in Oil creek is falling slowly now
and it is hoped that the worst is over.
In the upper part of the town about 100
dwellings were destroyed by tire, and
owing to the depth of water the tire de
partment is helpless. • This part of the
city is blockaded with lumber sheds and
roofs of houses, which floated down. The
sight from the hilltops alnut town is
awful and beyond description. The loss
of property is placed at from $ . r >o,ooo to
$1,000,<100 Up to fifteen or twenty bodies
have been recovered and identui-1 The
Third ward is as level as a held.
Nine tanks of the Imperial Refinery
Company, on Oil creek arebn-ning. It is
reported that Sam Yeader, of Rouseville,
saved about t went "-live people floating
down the creek. He \xsed a boat during
the high flood.
OIL CITY, June (s. —At 2 a. rn forty-six
bodies had been recovered in Oil City, but
it is impossible to give an accurate esti
mate of the total loss of lite. There has
been no communication between this city
and Titusville sine* t> o'clock last evening.
The tank owned by the Pennsylvania lie
lining Company on Seneca stre-tis in dan
ger of exploding at this writing. It con
tains 25,<Y») barrels of oil, and if it catches
tire will wipe out the entire upper end of
town.
CORKY, Pa., June 5. — The most destruc
tive rain storm that has ev<r visited this
locality began yesterday, and by f> o'clock
the eastern business portion of the city
was under water, and by 11 o'clock Center
street was a roaring torrent. Many peo
ple were rescued from their homes in the
best way possible. There was no loss of
life and few were injured. The sidewalks
were t arried away and the roads gullied
from four to six feet deep. Nearly every
basement in the city was tl »!*• I and
many stores. The loss throughout the
city is estimated at $-t9,000. The storm
was general throughout this locality, and
the loss ca:i hardly !*? <.-timated. The
roads are impassable, and everything in
the pith of the flood was swept away.
The bridges and cuiverts on all the rail
roads entering here were carried awa3* an !
many train? are stalled.
MEAPVILLK, Pa., June This section
was swept by the worst flood in it 3 history
last night. In this city Mill run over
flowed its banks and swept the business
portion of the city, demolishing a dozen or
more buildings and entailing an estimated
loss of fIVMM). The los* throughout the
country cannot be estimated. Bridges
were washed awav, and there is scarcely
a passable road left in the country. Dam
age to growing crops was heavy. Jio
casualties are reported in this city.
ON THE SKIRMISH LINE.
Republican Forces 3fanenver
to Test Their Strength.
THE BLAINE MEN CONFIDENT.
Senator Pettigrew Execrates the Pres
ident and His "Kitchen" Cabinet.
Alger Loyal to the Man From Main* and
Fennsylvanians Wildly Enthusiastic
—Depew's Discomfiture on Meeting
Emmons Blaine—Convention Hall.
MIXXEATOMR, June s.—The sanctity of
the American Sabbath was sacred to no
man today. In the mad whirlpool of po
litical affairs men forgot their Christian
faith and remembered only their political
creed; forgot their Savior and worshiped
at the shrine of political idols. While the
ministers in the neighboring churches
wera leading in prayer the corridors of
the hotels were tilled with a seething mass
of excited humanity, cheering and coun
ter-cheering for Harrison and Blaine.
The excitement continued all day,
the political enthusiasm hourly inr.cased.
It has betw a day of kaleidoscopic changes,
and it is difficult at its end to get tue true
measure of the political strength of the
two great factions into which the party is
divided. The administration element is
strong in leadership. The full force of the
sentiment in connection with Blaine's
resignation has been expended, and to a
close observer it is apparent that the Har
rison forces are as strong as they were
twenty-four hours ago. The Blaine peo
ple say that when the decisive battle
comes Blaine enthusiasm will carry every
thing before it and nominate the distin
guished son of Maine on the lirst ballot.
Men who have attended' all the Repub
lican conventions of the past twenty-live
years, who have observed the political
atmosphere and have become political
pilots, say tonight that the convention of
1802 is unique in the discrapancy which
it presents between the claims of the can
didates. The Harrison managers officially
announced tonight that the president will
receive 550 voces, while the Blaine lead» -s
maintain with lofty conlidence that their
candidate will receive three-fifths cf the
votes of the convention, and that he wal
be nominated by acclamation. To a cas
ual observer it is too plain tiiat a bitter
feeling is being engendered every hour,
and that with Biaine and Hfu.ison the
result of the convention will leave behind
it regrets, disappointments and hostility
towaid the successful candidate This
feeling has given rise to rumors of d*rk
horses and compromise candidates. The
name most frequently mentioned among
the list of dark horses is McKinley. The
special indorsement which will be gi
the McKinley bill makes the author a pe
culiarly fitting candidate. Alger's name
is still the watchword of the Michigan del
egation and will certainly be presented to
the convention. Certain lowa delegates
are looking longingly for an occa4t i
which will justify the presentation ot toe
name of Senator Allison. Senator GuIWNB,
of Illinois, Jeremiah Busk, of Wisconsin,
and Whitelaw Held, of New York, are gf
freely discussed.
A telegram was received from 41ger to
night in which he stated he did not desire
to be considered antagonistic to the candi
dacy of Biaine.
PETTIGKEW SCORES HARRISON.
Say* Blaine Hu Been Hounded by the
President and His Kitchen Cabinet.
MINNEAPOLIS, June ft.—Senator Petti
grew, of South Dakota, arrived from
Washihgton, and is an enthusiastic ad
mirer of Blaine. His utterances today
created little short of a sensation. He
said:
I am not suiprised at the resignation of
Blaine The only thing » ngular is that atv u
of Blaine's disposition should have so long re
mained on intimate m s«. .1 ittfu with such me <
as Tracy, Miller and Wanamatrr. Harris na. d
his little advisers strove to foment discord with
insignificant Chile. It was Blaine who bore the
insults and slanders of his associate and J..eir
t\,jls becau»i he de lined to lend himssli to
jingo efforts for the renomination of their c!u«l
You w.ll rememb.r that Blaine was reporter
sick during the Bering sea negotiations. I am
advised that Blaine was never in better heilta
than during that fneideut, but the president,
with small envy of the grsat secretary, toot the
negotiations out of his hands, where it legiti
mately belonged. The seeret*rv turned the en
tire matter over to his ex elkucy, and the re
port wasgivea out that the *otsr« ary was sick,
lie was only sick of being insulted by the chief
and his kitchen cabinet. Whatever exes lie uee
there has been in Harrison's administration is
traceable to Blaine and Rusk. The mi r takes
and weaknesses that occasioned the political
earthquake of IS!*) belong to Harrison and his
errand boys. He is the most signal example in
history ot a class president. I have no doubt as
to the result. The Minneapolis convention will
honor itself by eallinx on Blaine to lead the lie
publican hosts in a campaign of vi t»ry.
DkPEW MEETS EMMONS BLAINE.
The frhane Kailroad Man (ireatljr !»«•-
romfited, to Piatt's Amusement.
MINNEAPOLIS, June s.—The meeting of
Chouncey M. Depew and Emmons Blaine
today on the lieid of battle was a pictur
esque sight. It occurred in the dining
room of the West hotel and witnessed
by hundreds of less distinguished guests.
Depew couid scar :eiy have been more em
barrassed if some senationai move had
really been ma le. The famous after-din
ner orator actually stammered and red
dened as h,e a* kwardly extended his hand
to young Blaine and inquired for the wel
fare of Blaine senior. Piatt seemed to
greatly enjoy the discomfiture of the us
ually polished railway magnate. Alter
pissing a lew hasty and irrelevant com
monplaces, Depew excusel himself and
dropped into a vacant chair be»ido Mural
Hal stead and out 01 sight of the hundreds
of curious eyes leveled from all paits of the
rootn.
Ex-Attorney General M.c'.mer, of In
diana, says the reaction today has be-n
distinctly in favor of the president. He
says he cars narne l'«»ur men irom one state
who are claimed for Blaine that have, since
the latter's resignation, been brought to
the support of Harrison. Tn.s is the only
incident of many similar changes consti
tuting tiie aim *t general movement.
SENTIMENT OK DELEGATES.
Speculation a« to the Strength of Can
dtUates Conlmgenl* Still Arriving.
MINNEAPOLIS, June —ln the matter of
the sentiment of the state delegations
there are many conrlicting opinions.
Michigan people are undecided as to
whether Alger will come beiore the con-
As to Ohio, claims on! v
a bare majority of the delegation for
Blalr.e. The assertion on the other side
is that Blame will have not to exceed six
teen votes of the Ohio delegation. Ac
cording to the figures, ex-Senator Piatt, of
New "i ork, has fifty-six delegates for
EIGIIT-PAGE EDITION
Blaine, and the Harrison managers claim
a majority of this delegation. The poll of
the lowa delegation shows all but three
for Harrison.
Large numbers of delegates arrived dur
ing the day from all parts of the Union.
One train brought the Indiana, Alabama
and Louisiana delegations, the tirst
sleeper having in strong letters the legend:
"Evansville, Indiana, is Solid for Harri
son." They were met at the St. Paul de
pot by the representatives of the Minne
apolis, Kiambeau Club, in full marching re
gaiia, and escorted with Beat's band to
Minneapolis. One of the great events of
the day was the arrival of the banner Har
rison re-enforcement of the Columbia Club
of Indianapolis. Thev came up the street
with bands playing and a jaunty confi
dence that was better than barrels of tonic
for the Harrison legions already on the
ground. They marched into the rotunda
of the, West hotel and took possession of
everything in sight. The hurrahing matrh
in the hotel, started by the Columbians for
Harrison, and striven to be outdone by
the friends of Biaine, continued through
out the afternoon.
The most enthusiastic delegation arrivedi
this afternoon. They were stalwart Blaine
men from Pennsylvania. The citizens of
Minneapolis were not long in discovering
the political complexion of the delegation
as they heard the original refrain by the
enthusiastic men in tne party, beginningt
We are for the man from Maine,
He will get there Just the itme;
Pennsylvania is here to stay.
And to stand by Matthew Quay.
Jerry Rusk for aecond place,
lie will help ua win the race;
Won't they make a dandy pair
For the presidential ehair?
The singing of voices as they marched to
the hotel attracted large throngs, who
were amused and amazed.
The California train reached this city at
5 o'clock and was met by the Flambeau
Club. They marched to their headquarters
waving ted, white and blue plumes atd
arousing enthusiasm along the route
Chairman Kpence of the delegation said it
was about equally divided between Blaine
and Harrison. The Massachusetts delega
tion arrived todav, and it was said they
started from home for Blaine, and when
they arrived here, as a result of the latter'a
resignation, from eighteen to twenty are
now for Harrison.
The standing of the California delega
tion is in dispute, the Blaine men claim*
ing twelve to six. though ten fo eight ia
nearer correct. M. H. De Young, chaliw
man of the California delegation, said:
The California delegate* bare not yet held a
meeting on the question of presidential (infer
ences. All the movement in Minneapolis for
Blaine is generally regarded by the California
delegates as a yell for him witbout hit cousant
TTntil we have considered the matter carefully,
1 prefer not to speak for the delegation.
From another source it was learned two
delegates were for Harrison, four In doubt,
and the remainder strongly for Blaine.
Araonjy the rumors today was one that
Depew and Hiscock had a scheme on foot
by which the New York delegation is to
be divided and strength taken from Blaine
in the place where he needs it roost. A
rumor is to the effect that they intended
to join forces with Warner Miller, pro
vided he would agree to urge Sherman's
candidacy. The rumor was not con
firmed. . It is claimed that the New York
delegation is evenly divided between
Blaine and Harrison, being thirty-two for
each, with the remainder of the delegation
in doubt.
The New Jersey delegation got In t'&is
morning and is said to be in line for Har
rison.
A story was in circulation at Harriaen
headquarters to tbe effect that Blaine
would withdraw from the racetomo row,
hut is pronounced a canard by Blaine's
friends.
The South Dakota delegation g»t in to
day. It stands four for Blaine and two for
Harrison, but Senator Pettigrew hopes to
swing them in solid tor Blaine.
The New York delegation held a caucus
this afternoon, the most notable ont
growth of which was the talk as to the
organization of a general caucus before
the convention, and that the delegate*
should meet and agree upon one man.
Tbe Indiana delegation also held a
caucus, and the General Lew Wallace dele
gation decided to stand by Harrison to the
end.
Mrs. C. C. Carlton, one of the woman
de.-gates from Wyoming, was the recipi
ent of numerous calls today from the
party leaders, and received numerous con
gratulations on tbe triumph of her sex in
obtaining political recognition in tbe West.
THE CONVENTION HALL.
Elaborate Arrangements a* to Beanty*
Utility and Convenience.
MINNEAPOLIS, June s.—The adornment
of the convention hall was completed to
day. The decoration in their ensemble
display all the genius of Worth. They are
in no sense elaborate, but are dignified
and becoming. The dome of the hail is
supported by a series of columns, around
which has been gathered chocolate-colored
drapery entwined with sheafs of Min
nesota wheat.
The quadrilateral in which the delegates
will sit is immediately in front of the
chairman's platform, and the space be
tween the central columns on either side
have been festooned with the national col
ors, the folds of the flags divided and held
in the talons of American eagles. In the
rear of tbe platform the same decoration
prevails, and on either side each column
bus been surrounded with old gold cloth,
displaying sheaves of wheat on which are
perched eagles appearing on the eve of
flight. Suspended from the pillars skirt
ing the seats assigned to the delegates are
the shields and banners of tbe states. As
the chairman faces the audience, the arms
of the state of New York will be on the
right, and next to the Empire state is the
Pennsylvania motto. Ti en follow to the
right the arms of Vermont, Ala
bama, South Dakota, Missouri, Massa
chusetts, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan,
California, Virginia, Maryland, Georgia,
M rune, Indiana and Ohio. In
the rear of the above the arm# of the
older states are exhibited. The del'-gates
at-large, national committeemen and
alternates will be readily recognixabla.
The arrangement of the stats assigned to
HjK-ctators surpasses that at any other con
vention.
It thought that the a'liiene which
wul a?t-n I Muniiiy'd (onrert *: 1 I* the
moat interesting congregation of pcrnon*
ever assembled in thin country. The con
ventjon building w .11 bo e<j iip(ied with
restaurant and divert commercial facilities
for the comfort of delegate"* ami for the
newspaper intri in the raj :<! tran u mi-*ion
of news. The c:ty n t»'«-orning welt
crowded tonight, MI I tiier? is considerable
diificultv in oU lining suitat.le accommo
dations. 'I he dvie-.jatt-j, however, have
been provided for.
TII K WASUIM> I *'S UELEKifION.
£nthu«i»«tic for tUaioe—Their H«>d*
quarter* t lmnfil to W>«t Hotel.
MINNEAPOLIS, June s.—{Special.]—Tb»
greater number of the delegation from
Washington state arrived in Minneapolis
on the Northern Pacific train at 1 o'doek
today. Those in the party were: J. H.
Mc«iraw. Nelson Bennett, A. M. Cannon,
J. A. Perkins, Edward Eidridge, William

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