Hudreds of Refugees Front the Mich*
Ifan Fires Seeking Safety in
Most of Them Entirely Destitute and
Living ou the Charity of the
Losses by the Fires Already Exceed
$4,000,000 With Prospects of
Doubling That Amount.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich, May 16.—The
forest fires in the lower peninsula are
st"l burning from Manistee to Huron.
The loss from these conflagrations is
already estimated at $2,000,000 or more.
Recent rains have subdued the forest
fires iu the vicinity of White Cloud.
The loss in tbe upper tiers of counties
far exceed this estimate. Twin Lake
has so far been preserved, but the dan-
is not yet over. The situation at
iscanaba is verv serious. All the in
habitants of Walkerville, which was
burned Sunday, have escaped.
Hundreds of Homeles* Fugitives.
BALDWIN, Mich., May 16.—Over 100
homeless, houseless women and children
are here, sheltered and fed by charity
while the men have returned to their
late homes, whence they were driven by
the fires, to see if anything remains
FEARS FOR SETTLERS.
Two Men Mining From Pike Lake,
Feared They Hare Been Burned.
WEST SUPERIOR, Wis., May 16.—A
report comes from Pike Lake that two
settlers in that vicinity are
Trainmen Unanimously Staad by the
Company la Their Move.
CHICAGO, May 16.—The Northwestern
lockout situation remains unchanged.
Secretary Hall, of the Switchmen's asso
ciation, received a message from Pres
ident Sargent of the supreme council of
the united order of railway employes,
saying that the supreme council would
meet here next Saturday to investigate
the grievances of the discharged switch
men. Regarding the action of the
Northwestern railway company in dis
charging the men, Secretary Hall de
nied the statement made by the officials
of that 'road that the men had broken
the constitution and by-laws of the
united order of railway employes or of
the switchmen's mutual aid association.
Stand by the Company.
A general meeting of the trainmen of
the Chicago and Northwestern road was
held in the evening to consider what ac
tion should be taken in the switchmen's
difficulty. It was decided almost unan
imously to stand by the company and
give all possible assistance in switching
and making up trains.
NO DAGOS WANTED-
Carload of Italian* Mobbed by Striker*
at Buckley, III*.
CHAMPAIGN, Ills., May 16.—The south
bound passenger train on the Michigan
Central left in this city Thursday a car
load of Italian laborers. The section
men of the Illinois Central on the sec
tions south of Buckley have struck for
higher wages. Some labor contractor
in Chicago sent out a gang of Italians to
take the places of the striking section
men. When the train arrived at Buck
ley a large crowd assembled at the de
pot. Bryan, the man in charge of the
Italians, intended to leave twelve of
them at Buckley, but when they got off
the train they were attacked by the
crowd and stoned. The Italians retreated
into their car, several of them being in
jured. The foreigners were brought into
this city and taken into Chicago on a
Guarding the Nattoaal Park.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 16.—The Troops
I and K, of the United States cavalry
which has been stationed at Presideo,
left here on a special train for the na
tional reservations in the Yosemite val
ley and Sequoia park, they having been
detailed recently to protect the reserva
tions from depredation by vandals and
Decidlag tho Deadlock With FUtaf^'
TALLEHASSEK, Fla., May 16.—During
the seventy-seventh ballot in the Demo
cratic senatorial caucus, a personal
encounter occurred between Messrs.
Kirk, of Hernand county, and Clark, of
Polk county, in which Kirk was badly
is feared that they have perished in
the forest fires. A searching party has
Fire* at Hinckley.
HINCKLEY, Minn., May 16.—Forest
fires are raging all around,and the town
is full of smoke. If it does not rain soon
there will be serious trouble here.
BEER RAN IN STREAMS.
Christian Moerleln Brewery, at Cincin
nati Burned—Lou 8100,000.
CINCINNATI, May 16.—The mammoth
establishment of the Christian Moerlein
Brewing company, has been largely
damaged by fire. The portion burned
is the main structure of the concern,
which fronts on Elm street just below
McMicken avenue. It is a four-story
brick building with a frontage of 300
feet, and extends back about 150 feet to
an alley in the rear. The entire depart
ment was called out, excepting the
reserves. The flames had gained terri
ble headway and spread rapidly, draw
ing thousands of people to the scene.
The fire started in the middle of the
building at the fourth floor and spread
in every direction. The quantity of
water noured on the fire flowed down
into the fermenting cellars until the
weight became so great it was feared
the floors must give way. Holes were
bored in the bottom, and other holes
were cut through the floors above, and
beer, half fermented, ran down the
driveway, in rivulets into the street.
Thousands of gallons of beer was thus
wasted. The aggregate loss will ap
proximate $100,000 and is covered by
insurance. One fireman was killed by
falling from the roof.
PERSECUTION OF JEWS.
Beaetlng with a Vengeance on tha Baa
LONDON, May It.—The persecution of
the Jews in Moscow and other places is
reacting on the Christian population.
The Jews have always been considered
good in finances and their debts certain
of payment. The Easter commercial
settlement of accounts was at hand
when the expulsion be^an and the mul
titude of Jews driven out of Moscow
left behind them uupaid debts to the
amount of millions of roubles. This
has involved in bankruptcy numerous
merchants and others to whom the ews
were indebted, and under the Russian
methods only a small share of the prop
erty of the bankrupts reaches tbe credit
ors. Thus, there is a general demorali
zation of trade in Moscow, Kieff and
other cities, and in all those places the
rich and the prominent Jews are, for
tbe first tiire, preparing to leave the
country. Heretofore, the rich Jews in
Russia have been rather indifferent to
the sufferings of their poorer brethren,
but now all is changed, and they make
common cause with theui. Several of
the wealthiest Jews in Moscow, mem
bers of the iirst guild of merchants, and
enjoying the right of residence there,
have determined to quit the city. The
lower order of Jews are gathered and
marched to the railway station in chain
gangs, being fettered together. They
are put in railway carriages and locked
in, and a military escort accompanies
the train. On arrival in the region of
Southern Russia known as the "Pale,"
where Jews are allowed by law to re
side, the captives are turned loose to
shift as they may.
Meantime in Moscow, huudreds of
protested bills are coining before the
judge of the commercial court, who has
telegraphed to the prime minister for
instruction. It is said that the Jewish
synagogue in St. Petersburg has been
sold for 700,000 roubles, and that the
Moscow synagogue, but recently com
pleted, is also for sale.
ALL FOR A WOMAN.
Remarkable Series of Crime* to Gain a
PARIS, May 16.—The police of Landres
have arrested a man named Meunier for
murder and other crimes. Meunier, who
is an ex-officer of customs, and a
widower with two sons, courted a
wealty girl named Jactel, who rejected
him because he was poor. Meunier then
engaged in a number of robberies, and
finally murdered a priest and his serv
ant. Having got some money he re
newed his suit, but the girl's father was
obdurate, objecting to the man's chil
dren. Meunier thereupon set fire to
the Jactel residence, the occupants of
which had a narrow escape. Meunier
had not been detected in any of these
crimes. After another interview with
the girl, who then seemed to be willing
to marry him, he smothered his eldest
boy and finally shot and seriously in
jured the girl's brother, who had forbid
den the proposed marriage. When ar
rested Meunier confessed to all but the
DECLARE FOR FREE COINAGE.
The Question Hotly Debated In the Ken
tucky Democratic Coavention.
LOUISVILI.F, Ky., May 16.—The prom
ised row ovci- the report of the commit
tee on credentials did not materialize in
the state Democratic convention.
Clay's managers were becoming desper
ate over the drift of affairs and the
Brown men, fearing that the rising
wrath would be visited upon their
candidate, made concessions that
acted as oil upon the troubled waters.
After the row over the silver clause in
the resolutions had been disposed of by
the adoption of a free coinage clause,
the convention took a ballot on the gov
ernorship, which resulted: Brown
275 8-4, Clay 264 8-4, Clardy 190 3-4,
Hardin 186 8-4. At the end of the eighth
ballot it stood: Brown 284, Clay 250,
Hardin 202, Clardy 180. Clardy will be
dropped on the eleventh ballot, and it is
expected his followers will rally to
Clay's standard and make Clay gover
British Revenge in Manipur.,
LONDON, May 16.—A dispatch from
Calcutta says that the government pro
poses to annex Manipur. The British
soldiers in that place have been allowed
to do as they please, and have even gone
as far as to blow up two idols which
stood near the rajah's palace. The blood
of the slain British officers had been
sprinkled over the iqouths of the idols,
which were in the form of dragons, and
supposed to have a supernatural influ
ence in protecting the royal enclosure.
Another Old Official Shelved.
LONDON, May 16.—The correspondent
of The Times at Berlin says: It is be
yond doubt that Herr Maybach has
resigned the ministry of public works.
It is probable he will be succeeded by
Herr Thielan. All the ministers of the
old emperor are now gone with the ex
ception of Herr Boetticher. Mining
shares advanced on the receipt of the
resignation of Minister Maybach, it be
ing believed that mining operations will
now have abetter chance.
Would Certainly Be Interesting.
LONDON, May 16.—The Princess of
Wales is posing as an amateur photog
rapher. Her photographs, taken by the
instantaneous method, are among the
attractions of the international photo
graph urt exhibition at Vienna. It is
said that they have evoked the approba
tion of the visitors. Mr. Laboucliere is
accused of remarking that a few instan
taneous photographs, with the Prince of
Wales as a central figure would draw a
Big Drain on London Gold.
LONDON, May 16.—The Times declares
its belief that Russia will withdraw
£8,000,000 from London within the next
month or two, and that it. is doubtful
whethef .the Bank of England will be
able to withdraw that amount from
America. The Times adds: "There is a
strong probability of a partial failure of
the European crops, which would cause
a drain of gold to America in the au
Sentenced for Twenty Year*.
HATTLEFORD, N. W. T.. May 16.—John
Fletcher has been found guilty here of
the murder of Peter Dakotah. an Indian,
and sentenced to twenty years'
READY TO FIGHT.
The Esmeralda Sent North to Prevent
the Capture of the Itata by
Opinion Expressed That a Naval En
gagemeut Will Occur When the
Charleston Said to Have Been Sighted
Returning North—Itata Believed
to Be at San Bias.
CITY OF MEXICO, May 16.—A dispateh
received late Wednesday from Acapulco
says: The Chilian cruiser, Esmeralda en
tered this port yesterday and sailed
again to-day. Several of her officers
were ashore and used the wires, and
made various inquiries regarding the
action of the United States, showing
that they had been informed that the
cruiser Charleston had been sent in pur
suit o£ the Itata. It is believed that the
Esmeralda has steamed north to inter
cept the Itata and protect her should the
Charleston attempt to capture her.
Nothing was purchased here by any of
the officers. The officers who came
ashore were very reticent, but from one
of the sailors it was learned that they
expected to sight the Itata and act as
iier convoy down the coast. The opin
\m prevails here that should the
Charleston attempt to capture the Itata
A Naval Kngagvwent Will Take 1'Iace
and the United States will get the worst
of it. The above dispatch was confirmed
at the war department, but the officers
were inclined to be reticent. Minister
of War Henojosa said that the Esmer
alda had sailed into the port on Tuesday
and had sailed out again Wednesday.
It was impossible to gain any informa
tion from him.
The following dispatch was received
here at 5 p. m.:
San Bias Tepic, May 14.—Along,low,
rakish craft is lying on and off this port
with steam up and flying no colors.
Fishing boats report her as being
manned by a large crew and protected
by formidable guns. A steam yacht has
been sent out to investigate.
Report Tliat the Cruiser lias Been
Sighted at San Diego.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 16.—A dispatch
from San Diego says the United States
steamship Charleston has been sighted
off that port bound northward.
Charleston Expected at Acapulco.
ACAPULCO, May 16.—A number of
telegrams addressed to the United States
cruiser Charleston have been received
here, and from that fact it is presumed
that the vessel has orders to stop here.
The Esmeralda is said to be auchored
off shore, fifteen miles south of here.
She did not obtain coal or munitions
here, but was allowed to take water and
Census Report of Lsko Tonnage.
WASHINGTON, May 16.—Superintend
ent Porter has issued advance copies of
a bulletin, shortly to "be made public,
on transportation and the floating equip
ment of the great lakes, from which it
appears that the total number of ves
sels plying on Dec. 81, 1889, was 2.734,
the total gross tonnage 924,472, and the
total net tonnage 780,119. The esti
mated carrying capacity of these 2,734
vessels was 1,254,271 tons, the commer
cial valuation of which was 148,809,750.
John C. Gault Struck With Paralysis,
CHICAGO, May 16.—John C. Gault,
one of Ch icago's oldest residents, had a
stroke of paralysis in the office of Ken
nett & Hopkins, commission brokers on
the board of trade. Mr. Gault has been
retired for some time from active busi
ness. He had been general manager of
several large railroads, among which
was the Chicago and Northwestern, the
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul and
the Wabash. He is 55 years of age and
has been in poor health for some time.
Denver Riot Verdict.
DENVER, May 16.—The coroner's jury
resumed their investigation of the death
of Thomas Kelly at 9:30 a. m., the first
witness being Ed Davis, one of the men
who did the shooting. A number of
other witnesses were heard and then the
iury returned a verdict that tbe de
ceased came to his death from the effects
of gun shot wounds inflicted by F. N.
Davis and his party. As to whether
feloniously or not the jury are unable to
Banker Hegelund Arrested.
MCPHERSON, Kas., May 16.—C. A.
Hegelund, president of the Second Na
tional bank of this city, who was shot
on March 2 last, in a mysterious manner
just before his bank failed, has been ar
rested on the complaint of the repre
sentatives of the Dunkard college of this
city, charged with the embezzlement of
Ameer Ben Ali the Ripper.
NEW YORK, May 16.—The jury in the
Carrie Brown inquest, after hearing all
the testimony and being out twenty
minutes, found that Carrie Brown came
to her death by strangulation at the
hands of Ameer Ben All, alias "Frenchy
No. 1." Only one ballot was taken.
Canadian Red* Stealing Cattle.
MEDICINE HAT, N. W. T., May 16.—
Indians are killing cattle on the ranches
near here. They only take the tongues
and choice parts of the animals, leaving
the balance of the carcass on the prairie.
Ranchmen are getting excited over the
ELECTRIC AND SCIENTIFIC.
An employe of the postal telegraph office
of St. Petersburg baa invented a watch
which requires winding up only once to
The light of a firefly has been found suf
ficient for the making of a photograph
from an ordinary negative by L. Farini,
An ordinary transparent glass globe ab
sorbs about 10 per eent. of the light pass
ing through it. Ground glass absorbs 30
to 45 per cent., and opal glass from 50 to 60
A LITTLE OF EVERYTHING.
Interesting Incident* of Minor
ance Concisely Presented.
Mr. Gladstone is much improved and
his fever continues rapidly to decline.
Peffer, of Kansas, says the Cincinnati
conference will not form a third party.
It is reported that Grover Cleveland
wants to be elected governor of New
The Prince of Wales, who has had an
attack of the influenza, is pronounced
By an explosion of gas in South street,
New York, five men were severely
burned. They were taken to a hospital.
The production of beer in the Du
buque, Iowa, district, for the past year,
exceeds by 4,000 barrels that or any pre
News from Lisbon states that the city
is tranquil and that only the presence of
a larger garrison than usual indicates
the fear of disturbance.
The National Lithographers' associa
tion met at the Astor house, in New
York and resolved to make a grand dis
play at the Chicago world's fair.
The Minnesota state superintendent of
schools has designated Slay ton as a
point to locate a teachers' training
school, to be supported by the state.
London society has been unpleasantly
interested in the published statement
that the Duchess of Marlborough has
been safely delivered of a female infant.
Secretary Foster has notifud the col
lector of customs at Philadelphia to dis
pense with ten of his weighers, and has
also directed the appraiser to reduce his
Advices from Southern Russia report
serious increase of the influenza epi
demic Many villages of Russian Poland
have had their populations decreased by
commuted the death sentence of Will
of Arkansas, has
sentence of Will
Jackson, the Fort Smith wife murderer,
to imprisonment for life. Jackson was
to have LN.V.I hanged Friday.
A Berlin dispatch says that the Prin
cess Bismarck is better, chiefly owing to
the tenderness with which the prince
has continually waited on her, to the
sacrifice of sleep and rest.
A circular issued by Vice President
Clark, of the Union Pacific, announcing
the appointment of E. Dickinson as
assistant general manager of the road,
vice W. H. Holcomb, resigned.
The semi-annual state council of the
Salvation Army in Iowa, is in session at
Des Moines. Besides the fifty Iowa
officers there are officers from Dakota,
Nebraska and other states present.
Prof. George Gossman, well known
in Wisconsin as a teacher of languages,
is dead at his home in Milwaukee of
heart disease. He was consul to Athens
under President Lincoln's administra
There is now in course of preparation
an official biography of the late Field
Marshal Von Moltke. It is being made
up from original and authentic docu
ments in the possession of the govern
At Webster, S. D., Squire Fuller, wife
•nd daughter, the latter amiss of 16,
were poisoned by eating bologna sau
sage. A physician was with them for
five hours, and finally succeeded in
counteracting the poison.
A bonus of $10,000 has been raised by
citizens of Winona, Minn., for Shrotn
& Ahrens, the proprietors of the sash,
window and door factory which burned
last week, and the bonus will be turned
over to them on condition that they re
build in that city.
C. W. Mellor, formerly a news dealer
in Ann Arbor, Mich., has received offi
cial notification from England of the
death of Harriet Mellor, tfie owner of
the Lord Redcliffe estate, valued at
$2,500,000. He is one of the nine heirs
and starts for England Monday.
The British society to prevent the im
migration of destitute aliens had a
meeting Thursday, at which it was re
solved to urge upon parliament the
necessity of legislation to exclude unde
sirable immigrants. Several members
of parliament have joined the society.
J. M. Chinch, traveling salesman of
Pierce, Latsch & Co., wholesale grocers
of Winona, has been awarded a compli
mentary European tour by the James G-.
Butler Tobacco company, of St. Louis,
he having received the largest number
•f votes for the most popular jobbers'
salesman in this district.
President at Indianapolis.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind, May 16.—After a
journey through Illinois, marked by a
ccntinuous ovation, the last two recep
tions—those at the Tuscola and Chris
man—being particularly enthusiastic,
President Harrison arrived at Indianap
olis at 4:45 p. m. Only an hour's stop
was made but in that time the president
and Mrs. Harrison greeted their friends
and neighbors once again.
J'resident in Pennsylvania.
ALTOONA, Pa. May 16.—The president
arrived here at 9:50 a. m., and was
greeted by a large crowd. The presi
dent made a brief address from the car
platform and Secretary Rusk made a
few remarks. A large quantity of flow
ers were brought by children and ten
dered to the president.
Washington Critic Suspended.
WASHINGTON, May 16.—The affairs of
The Evening Critic newspaper company,
of this city, have been placed in the
hands of P. E. Davis as receiver, upon
the petition of Stilson Hutchins and
Richard Weightman, of Washington,
who are large creditors of the company.
Several judgments have been obtained
against the property, and at a meeting
of the stockholders it was decided to
suspend publication, but they believe, if
properly administered, the assets of the
company will suffice to meet all liabili
New Industrial Order Organized.
JACKSON, Tenn., May 16.—The Na
tional Order of United Labor and Pro
fessions was organized here with N. P.
McChesney, of Clarksville, Tenn., as
president D. H. Smith, vice president
W. P. McMillan, Jackson, Tenn., secre
tary and treasurer J. H. McDowell,
Nashville, ex-president of the Farmers'
Alliance, grand lecturer. The new or
ganization claims to be non-political in
its purposes. Two of the officials of the
new organization stand high in the Alli
ance councils and the two organizations
Loans and Collections.
Steambhip and R. R. Tickets.
Taxee Paid for Non-Residents.
Grain and Stock Farms Managed
STRONG & CHASE
THE POPULAR IDEA
That good values and Correct Styles in Millinery
are obtainable only at exorbitant prices, is rapid
ly being superceded by the dictations of Common
Sense. Since the opening of our Millinery de
partment, our efforts in bringing about this need
ed reformation have been as effective as they
have been untiring. This week we give the
Ladies of Jamestown and vicinity another
LESSON IN ECONOMY.
YOUR CHOICE OF
200 NEW UNTRIMMED HATS,
All Shapes some stores would ask you
$1.00 for the same goods,—
OUR PRICE THIS WEEK, 39c.
300 SPRAYS, WREATHS
Of Beautiful New Flowers, Your choice
this week, 20 CENTS.
FANCY AND PLAIN RIBBON,
All widths this sale all the same price,
only 7*C. PER YARD.
This Sale will give vou a wonderful opportunity
to supply yourselves with cheap Millinery.
Prices reduced on all TRIMMED HATS and
BONNETS this week.
Thursday, May 21st.
This day we shall cut prices on every Parasol
in the house. We have the largest and best se
lected stock in the city. All the late Novelties
on exhibition. Please call and investigate.
STRONG & CHASE,
Insurance, Real Estate, Final Proofs,
HOUSES FOR RENT.
W. B. S. TRIMBLE.
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