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i'jfltM COFFEE, COUNT EY ITEMING N-E Vol. IV. Calumet, HouRhton County. Michigan. Friday. May 1. 1896. No. 144. THE BEST GOODS Are Carried in Stock By the Best Merchants And Are Sold the Cheapest. tt-e ainU to make it public that we buj our Gents' FurnMiini; Goods from the 4 wholenfile hounee in America, and not from bankrupt wile or nerond-hund (0tbiu bouse. We don't carry any hand-me-down clothes, but what we have Hood, Xei str( nS an(1 Durab,e Clothinic for men, boy, and children, uud we mil ax nnn Whfn vmi hnrA tho mrmov nn.1 nn.l ,.!,. 1. ... fheftp 0' we " J . .a .- n pnll IV nil invegtiate OUr U,DUIB"CU" - M. Gittler's Bargain Store. Cash! I propone to do" h canh busineHR alter tho iHtb of April nnd have iiiljustod my rk'W accordingly. Call and make a purthiit-e and be convinced. I mrrr a full and iomplete line of Groceries, Confectionery, Notion, Cutlery. Smoker' Article, Sta iooery and School Supplier. A lull line of Fruits and Yegptnh'es nlwny on hand. rices the lowent. Youm Warwick Surreys, Phaetons, Buggies, Wagons, Carts, Etc. I have the largest and most complete stock ever brought to the copper country V my Harness and Carriage Repository: 521 Scott Street. THE OBJECT OF AN ADVER-JISEIV1ENT ...Munisin And the excellent opportunities to buy Choice hi A lively and thriving city is growing up here to give the farmers a market for their .Timber, Farm Products, and Surplus Labor, For which they will receive CASH while fhey Are Clearing1 Their Lands. It practically COSTS NOTHING to clear hese lands, because you are getting WELL PAID for clearing your own lands. Pros pectors have already pMunising, and others are following. iou Are Not ecause you have to see before you can buy. hese lands are sold at from $4 to $7.50 per fCre Full information GEO. H. MILES, Walls' Block, Near DopoUCalumot. Michf uu utoi iiuiuen, uuil I lorf;'l Stock, find VOll nil! inn.lv l.nir ' ----- Cash! Cash! l-r trade, Martin B. Kuhn. Bicycles ! "W. O. KINSMAN. Is to keep your busi ness before the public. That is why we are occupying s o much newspaper space to tell the people all about MSB commenced going Buying Blind freely given. mins Lands. ILL TAVLOIl HANGKI). Murderer Dies on the Callows at Carrollton, Mo. nnjUNnvi) sees tiik exmttiox. ne or the Spectators I. old Mri. Mrtlc, Who Nvnrly I int. n. Taylor Makes Hi. riuuge to I ValU -Story or the Killing of the Meek. Family, th, or Which Was it 1'riiiulpiU U itm-M Agilu.t Taylor lo a tattle Mlfaliiig Cut, Cakuolltox, Mo., May l.-Willlam Taylor, who, with his brother Goorgo, murdered tho Meek family, wus hangod In tho Jail hero a few minutes before It o'clock Thursday morning. Sheriff Stan ley began reading tho doath warrant at 10: lii, utul a minute later tho march to tho gallows was begun. Taylor walked between .Stanley uud Deputy Sheriff Al len. Father Kennedy followed chanting. Taylor walked firmly, carrying a cruclllx. Ilia eyes wore set straight to tho front and ho remalno I stolid to tho last. Ai ho ap poantl before tho UK) spectators who had been admitted to tho stockade a few min utes before, an aullble expression of grat ification arose from tho avenged Carroll tonites. Sheriff Stanley pullod tho trap at 10: 17 and Taylor shot through to death. Not a muscle quivered. In eleven minutes ho wns pn n hi need dead. O'.d Mrs. Moeks. who stood near tha scaffold, almost fainted. Meeks Family Mcrdrr. Tho murder of tho Meoks family was tho ino,t revolting crlmo ever perpetrated In this htato. Tho tragedy occurred on tho night of May 11. lJi'JJ. Hill Taylor was a lawyer nnd banker In Linn county, Mo., Ikiing at tho tlmo mentionod cashlor of tho bank at Browning, that county. For four or flvo years ho had borne a rather evil reputation, although suffered to hold his plaeo In society by reason of h's wealth, lie had been arrested on sev eral charges, tho latest being for stealing a herd of cattlo and driv ing It to l'ardln, Mo., to bo shipped to Chicago, lius Sleeks was an accom plice in this crime, and was tried and sen tenced to tho penitentiary. Ho subse quently confessed, was pardoned, re turned homo nnd was tho principal wit ness against Hill Taylor George Taylor, Hill's brother, was a prosperous farmer living three- miles from Hrownlng. On tho night of tho murder tho two brothers drovo to Milan, u distance of twelve miles, In a buggy. They drovo to the home of Mecks and called hlin outsldo tho house. Meeks went back Into the house and told his family ho was going to loavo tho country nnd that tho Taylors would assist him. The Mttle Gill Not Dead. His wife said: ' I and iho chlldrjn will go on with you, (J us." Tho Moeks fam ily started away with their belongings In a wagon that night.. They did not go far, however, for tho next morning tho stiff and bloody bodies of four members of tho family wero found under a hay stack on tijorgo Taylor's farm, and one littlo member, a littlo girl 7 years old, crawled out from tho samo gory bxl with a great gash In her foreniead and stum bled to tho nearest house, which, fortu nately, did not happen to bo Taylor's, where slio told her pitiful story. Tho littlo girl did not renumber much, ex cept that sho was struck on tho head after seeing her parents killed, and "then wont to sleep." There Is no doubt from tho facts subsequently developed that the Taylors thought they had killed tho en tire Meeks family, as they Intended do ing. Tho charred embers of a bod tick rlothlntr. tho only earthly pos sessions of tho Meeks family, wore found on tho Taylor farm, 'lwo wagons do in,f t.i Conrira Tavlor had fresh blood- ktains upon them, as several witnesses testified. , Iowa Grand Army Officers, CEDAR Rapids, May 1. At Wednes lay afternoon's session of tho Grand Army oflicers wero elected for tho ensuing fear as follows: Department command ir, General Joslah Given, Des Moines; ten lor vice commander, General II. M. Day, Codar Kaptds; junior vlco comman der, Captain K. I. Wctser, Decorah; medi cal director, Dr. II. C. McCoy, Algona; chaplain, Rev. X. Barrett, Iowa City. Iho next encampment will bo held at Marshalltown. Tho Sons of Veterans have elected II. M. Benson of Mount Fleasant commander, and tho Women's Kollef Corps re-olected Mrs. Helen It GrilUth of Mount Pleasant president. Safe! Course to Fur. lie. Los DOS, May I. A dispatch from Pre toria says that tho members of the reform commlttoo pleaded guilty owing to tho to tho fact that their counsel advised them to do so in face of tho mass of in criminating evidence in tho shape of let ters, telegrams and codes found In tho dispatch box of tho Jameson party which fell into tho hands of tho government. Under tha circumstance. It is nddod, this was tho safest course to follow. Dr.'Hrown Resigns IDs Pastorate, San Francisco, May 1. The members of tho First Congregational church met last night to consider tho action of tho Bay conference In suspending their pas tor, Uov. C. O. Brown. Dr. Brown of fered his resignation as pastor and by a voto of 104 to 17 tho congregation re fused to accept It. Dr. Brown urgod his congregation to roeonslder. Another voto was taken which resulted 174 In favor of accepting tho resignation to 173 against. Ilrltons Will Assam the Offensive. London, May 1. A special dlspntch from Huluwayo Miy that tho arrival thoro uf Karl Grey will l tho signal for a general advanco of tho British force there who will Immediately taka tha of fensive against the Insurgent Matabole. It Is thoiuht probable that aftor tho vl-.....I.- . iiniiinnvo hns ts'en cleared of the hostile natives their fastnesses In tho Matoppo hills will be attacKou. In the Hands of ItecHver. M alone, X Y., May l.-Tho Farmers . t ....... t r,f Mnloi.o. tho ofllelal organ of tho Patrons of Husbandry of the United States, has been plao.nl In tho hand or ,.'. i;,,Ki,in ia teniDorarr rocolver. r. 4 '.. k vn runnlnir about flvo reirs Tho stock was ownod by farner win will lose an my Irnwnrd In le letawre. rillLAPF.tnitA, May l.-Liulso Adams, ;)J years old, of Philadelphia Anna Shlmp, aged II, wero drowned Thursday In trvlnir to cross the Delaware r;ver In a 1 V ,Vi.!. m ., to this city. Throo others who were In lh- Ix.at with tho two n imed were reseiiej, BRYAN MURDER TRIAL Scott Javksoa Takes the Manri In Ills Owu ltehalf. Xkwpokt, Ky., May 1. According to Kentucky law, which requires that If a defendant Is to bo put on tho stand at all, he should bo called first, Boott Jack son was put upon the stand Thursday mornlug. He give a brief sketch of Ids life in Jersey City and Xew York and o his acquaintance in Grecncastlo, Ind., where his mother lives, and told briefly of his acquaintance with Pearl Bryan. Ha was In Grecncastlo from the spring of 1805 until the middle of October of that year and taw Pearl Bryan often. He ad mitted illicit relations with tar during tho last Christmas holidays. He was about to tell of statements made to him by Will Wood concerning Wood' rela tions with Pearl Bryan, whon tlio court decided that such testimony Wits not ad missible. Jackson ald he received many letters from Wifl Wood, but they were so vile that he destroyed all except two, which are now in the possession of th prosecution. ' i Attempted Wlfs Murder. Hartford, Conn., May 1. Edward K. Bethel, a member of tho Hood man Blind company, now playing nt thoGrand Opera house, Boston, attempted to shoot hi wife, a member of tho William H. Crtuo company, now playing in this city, at the IloUl lleubelln, lato Wednesday arter noon. Five shots were flrod, but none of them took iffect. Dcthul is now under arrest at tho police station charged with assault and attempt to kill. Mrs. Bethel, who is known in theatrical circles as Dal las Tyler, ha been se para tod from her husband for some time. Mho plays the role of the "Woosey girl" in. tho "Sen ator" and "Kittle Canary" In tho "My Wife's Father " . . Attempted Iouble Murder. MOUSE, Ills., May ' 1. A strango story of attempted double murder ia im ported from tho lower end of Kock Island county. Tho statement is that George Hatton, Jr., seized his young si. tor and anothor young girl, a Miss Hayes, ns they were riding in a roal cart, near Drurys landing, and throw them both into a slough, m iking a most desperate effort to drown them. The fiend had nearly suc ceeded when they were rescued by u brother of Miss Hayes, who appeared on tiio scene and drovo Hattoiv away. The latter Qed across tho Mississippi. National Legintatura, Washington, May 1. In tho homo Thursday MeCall presented tho reports in tho contested election cases of Kadcllff vs. Williams from the Fifth Mississippi dis trict, Brown vs. Allen from the First Mississippi, all in favor of tho Democratlo sitting members aud they were adopted without division. Tho house then re sumed consideration of tho bankruptcy bill. Tho naval appropriation bfll was taken up soon ufter the senate opened Thursday, the pending question being on tho number of new battleships... ;' - - Strike Falls Flat. .Phi LA Delphi A, May I. Tho striko of employes of tho Union Tructlon company, which was ordered by tho central com mit too of the Amalgamated association to tako place at 4 o'clock Thursday morning, has fallen flat. Cars are running regu larly on nearly every branch of tho com pany. Tho only noticeable interruption is on tho Fourth and Eighth street di vision, where only about throe-fourths of tho cars are running, but those whlcb ara in operntlon are manned by tho old men. Secret Society llulldlng Destroyed. Philadelphia, May I. Tho six-story brick building of tho Junior Order of United American Mechanics was entirely .destroyed by flro Wednesday night Tho building was over thirty years out ana wus valued at (00,000. Insured. The first four floors were being used by Samuel Iloscnbaum as a storehouse, whose loss will reach f 150,000, with small Insurance. Several lodges wore in session in tho up nor floors when tho flro started, but all tho mombors escaped in safety. Holmes Refused a ltenplte. Harkisbuko, lit., May 1. A long communication was received by Governor Hastings Wednesday from H. II. Holmes, tho multi-murderer, asking for a respite. The governor promptly Indorsed tho peti tion "Application refused." Holmes In his communication claimed to want to arrange certain important mattors before his doath and to get himself Into a prop er spiritual condition. He claimed not to bo guilty of minyof tho crimes charged against hlnu Lieutenant Marries an Actress. Sax- Francisco, May 1. Helen Dauvrny, who is known in tho theatrloal world as Littlo Nell, was married Wednesday night to Lieutenant Albert G. Wihterhalter of tho cruiser Benning ton. Wlntorhalter is said to be connect ed to a woalthy Philadelphia family. Miss Dauvray was formerly the wife of John M. Ward, tho New York base ball player, from whom she secured a divorco a few months ago , K-Fot utnster J m.i Married. ' " Aikens, S. C, May 1 Hon. Thomas L. James of New York, ex-postmaster general and Mrs. Jeanne Freeburn Bar den of Aikens were married at tho resi dence of W. J. Piatt Wednesday evening. Mrs. Piatt is tho bride's daughter and tho brldo is a sister of tho first Mrs. James. Frightful Colliery Disaster. Losdox, May 1. An explosion occurred In tho Mlckelfleld colliery In Yorkshire, Thursday, cutting off the escape of 100 'en, who are now emusiieu in tno mine. Searching parties are endeavoring to find and rescue thom. Tho explosion is ascribed to the uso of naked lights. Refused to Imlore It. Boston. May J. In the senate Wednes day tho houso resolution in support of the president's Venezuelan message and tho Monroe doctrine were rejected by a voto of W to W- Crnker Bells Montana. LondoS, May 1. Menard Croker con firms tho report that he has sold Mon tauk, his entry for tho derby. Mr. W. Slbary I the purchaser of tho American horse. THE DEATH RECORD. James Mitchell, chairman of the New York Stock exchange for many years, at Itrooklvn. X. Y. Captain Thomas Ball, sheriff of Iron county, at Crystal Falls, Mich. Mr. Ctstaia Smith, one of iho oldest residents of Marshall county, Ind. HOSE OF POPE GETS IT Nominated for Secretary of State of Illinois. T1IKKE IULL0TS WEKE NECESSARY". After tha Announcement of the neeon.l One All the Candidates Kseept Rose atd Pearson Withdrew and the Former Woo on the Third IU1 lot Nort hoot t Nominated for Lieutenant . Governor Ion M. 1) ekluson Comes Out Victorious. SritlNtaFlELD, Ills., May .1 After the nomination of John II. Tanner for gov ernor and W. A. North cot t for lieutenant governor Wednesday afternoon the 111 I- nold Republican convention adjourned until o'clock Thursday morning. Wben the delegates reassembled at that hour the first thing on tho programme was tho W. A. NOHtHCOTT. nomination of si'irotary of stato. James 11. Hose of Popo coun ty, Isaac X. Pearson of McDon ough county, Homer J. Tlce of Menard, George C. Hankin of Wnrren, ond John A. ltecve of Macon were nominated aud a ballot nt once b.'gun. It was evident be fore half the counties ha I been called that there would le no cIiuIljo upon the first ballot. Nearly every county and yard. save those h iving cjindidates in tho field, divided its votes among the several candi dates. At the conclusion of the roll-call tho chairman declared there had been no nomination. Tho vote resulted as fol lows: Hankin. ltecve, 2?1; Hose, 300; Pearson, it 11; Tlce, 181. Tho seer- tary wus then directed to again call the roll for a second b allot. Rose fur ftccreliiry of Mate, There was no result on tho second bal lot, and the names of Ti e, Hankin and Reeve were withdrawn. On tho the third ballot Cook county cast its votes almost unanimously for Rose. On the other hand the threo candidates who had with drawn throw their strength to Pearson. Cook county's choice, however, was suc cessful nnd James A. Rose of Popo county was declared the nomineco for secretary of state. Hie voto on the third ballot was: Rose 70'.). Pearson 50ft. At once the reult was announced and there was loud cheering. When the applause ceased the voto was made unanimous for Rose. Tiio chairman then directed the secretary to call the roll for a ballot on auditor of public accounts, tho following candidates being placed in nomination: C. J. Kinney of Winnebago county, J. K. McCullough of Cham paign county, Thomas B. Needles of Washington county, and X. B. Thistle- wood of Alexander county. McCullough for Auditor, There was no nomination on the first ballot, which was as follows: Klnnle 48o, McCullough 4ti, Xeedles 48)1, Thistlewood 100. When tho vote had been announced tho names of Xeedles and Thlstlowcod were withdrawn. The second ballot re sulted In the nomination of McCullough for auditor. The voto was McCullough 608, Klnnlo (S07. When the vote was an nounced there was a vast amount ot en thusiastic cheering. When tho vote was onnounoed a verification of the roll was asked. This caused a great deal of ex citement. The friends of McCullough became alarmed and declared It to be a scheme to defeat their candidate. Chair man Berry said that a verification of the rrril showed that McCullough had t71, Klnnlo VC4, and McCullough was declared tho nominee of tho convention. Herts on First Hal lot. The nominations for treasurer wore then In order. Henry L. Hertz of Cook county wns nominated by Graeme Stew art. Mr. Daley of Peoria then arose aud said that he desired to place in nomina tion Dr. G. A. Zcllor, tho friend of Will iam McKlnley of Ohio." This caused an uproar, as It had been declared that no nominating speeches should bo made. Charles Fltier of Springfield and Albert Schock of Ottawa were also plaoed In Domination. Hortz received tho nomina tion on the first ballot Tho vote was: Hertz Fltzer Jtt, Schoch, 2W, Zeller 235 Tho vote was made unanimous. Tho chairman then de clared the next order of buslnoss was tho selection of a candidate for attorney general. D. H. Padduck of Kankakee county. E. C Aiken or 111 county, it II. McDowell of Livingston county and J. M. Truitt of Montgomery wero placed in nomination for attorney goneral. Aiken was nomlnattxl on tho second ballot. The Flat form. The resolutions presented to tho con ventlon start out by denouncing tho pol icy of the Democratic party and the ad ministration of Grover Cleveland. They demand honest money and favor tho uso of sliver as a currency to the extend only and under such restrictions that parity with sold can be maintained; believe in a tariff that will produce revenue suffi cient to meet the want of the govern ment; believe in reciprocity, and the exer cise of American spirit in lntorcouo with foreign nations; recommend tho strengthening of our navy and coast de fescs; express sympathy for all people who have Is-en driven by oppression to take ud arms in behalf of self gover ment. Governor Alt geld is arraigned for hi management of stato institutions and failure to enforce laws In perilous time. Other resolution refer to the revenuo system of the state and the levying ana collecting oi special asse.amenis. IHIK IUCKINSON WINS. Result of t he ( envent Ion of M Irhlgaa Dem ocrats at lHroit. Detroit, Msy 1-Don M. Dickinson and his partner, Elliott O. Stevenson, oarrltd the Democratic state convention Wednesday for the administration, gold and the unit rule at Chicago. It waa only after the fiercest fight of Dickinson's life that ho became the victor. The test vote of relative strength came when Steven son moved to lay on the table Bark worth's motion to adopt resolutions before elect ing district delegates. Everything was commotion, but the vote by counties seemed to show that Dickinson had rounded up 424 votes, while his adversar ies had but im After that, despite the protests from the silver men, and despite all sorts of objections, the administration forces rode rough shod to victory. The money plank is as follows: "Ou the finance question we recognize that this administration stands upon and has consistently carried out the national Dem ocratlo platform of 1x02, on which it was ileoted by the people, which decided that the parity of the metals In our currency shall be maintained. The platform of the national convention, which has carried tho country overwhelmingly for our party, should be the doctrine of Demo crats until a new platform is formed by another national convention, lo the na tional convention to be hold July 7 we re mit this subject, with confidence in the wisdom and patriotism of that body." They reiterate tho parity of the metals as currency and deplore any attempt to make radical departure until another na tional platform is formulated. Some of tho weak-kneed nwmiwrs of the silver party went over to Dickinson's side on the vote for delegates at largo, and Elliott G. Stevenson, Dickinson s partner, was electod by about 150 maj rity. The other three are: T. A. E. Weadock, Bay City; It R. Blacker, Manistee, and Peter White, Marquetto. The unit rule was oarried and completed the silver men's disgust. They are declaring that the ad ministration victory was bought, ex Supremo Court Judge McGrath openly making the claim, and that the silver men were robbed on tho first ballot. The silver men threaten to run a split tlck-t for governor this fall. Mr. Dickinson is, of course, highly delighted at the out como. Split In Arlaonn. Phoenix, A. T., May I. Tho split that had been expected in the Republican territorial convention camoatll o'clock Wednesday night when about fifty of the 113 delegates left the hall, leaving the remainder in tholr scats to pursue the work of the convention. Those who left were those known as the McKluley fac tion, os opposed to the Stoddard-Christy wing. They continued their work and elected tho following named delegates to St. Louis: K. T. Stoddard, Prosoott; J. F. Mahoney, Winslow; Ralph Cameron, Flatrstaff; William Chiisty, Phoenix; J. A. Zabrisky, Tucson, and Burt Dunlap, Arivaco. All express themselves for Mc kinley. Wide Split in Georgia. ATLANTA, G.. May 1. So far as can bo gathered from the chaos and confusion of tho proceedings of the Republican state convention Wednesday anl tho contra dictory statements ot the leu dors Thurs day morning, the result is a wide split in tho party in tho state. Two delega tions will go to Sr. Louis. One selected by the so-called "regular" convention I composed of A. E. Back (white) and H. L. Johnson, II A. Rucker aud J. 11. Deveaux. colored. The other, chosen by tho so-callod bolting convention held after the other had adjourned, consists of A. S. Buck and J. K. Hctherlngton (white) and II. L Johnson and R. R Wright, col ored. For Governor of Tennessee. Nashville. May 1. At the Prohibi tion convention Wednesday Josephus Hopowood was nominated for governor by acclamation. National delegates to Pitts burg were elected but no presidential electors were selected. Tho platform de clares against tho liquor power; for na tional organizations; prohibition; for woman suffrage; more money for schools; a graduated Income tax; local option for cities, and a stato constitutional conven tion. A resolution declaring for free coinage of gold and silver at the ratio of 10 to 1 was defeated. Hatch Retires from the Raee. Kkntland, May 1. Congressman J. A. Hatch, representing the Tenth In diana district, In a card Thursday an nounces his retirement from the raee ror a renomlnation for congress. A painful affection of the knee renders te Impossi ble for him to maue a canvas oi me dis trict. Cannon Hall Train Derailed. PlTTsniltu. Pa.. May U Tho Balit- more aud Ohio "cannon ball" express train, east-bound, was derailed near Washington, Pa., at :15 o'clock Thurs day morning by a broken axle on the on glno. Patrick Flaherty, fireman was killed and Henry McBurney, engineer, and J. M. Neely, baggtgoman, seriously Iniurod. The uassoinrers escaped with a good shaking up, as none of the passen ger coaches left the rails. Prominent I'hltadrlplilan Drop Dead. Philadelphia, May 1. Hamilton Dlsston, tho well known saw manufact urer, drouned dead Thursday morning In tho Tenth N itlonal bank, of which he was a director. Mr. Disstou was a leader of tho Republican party In this city and had figured largely in national politic. Ho was recently chosen a delegate from tho Second congressional district to the St. Louis convention. Robbed of Her Diamonds, Joliet. His., May l. Mrs. Charles E. Williams, a wealthy lady of this city, was robbed of 700 worth of diamonds and Jewelry at the Hotel Munros Wednes day night. The thief used drugs. B. Davis of Now York city, who registered at the hotel tho same night, was arrested on suspicion and is in Jail. He claims he Is innocent and none of tho stolen goods were found on him. Railway Receiver Appointed. Indianapolis, May 1 Judge Woods hns appointed George T. Jarvl receiver of tho branch of the Louisville, Kvansvillo and St. Louis, between Mount Vernon and St. Louis. Mr. Jarvls filed his bond for -':, 000 nnd appointed W. L. Taylor of this city general attorney. Fire at Itonver. Denver, May 1. The abandoned fac tory in Lakewool of the Denver Hard ware Manufacturing company, which la In a receiver' hand, burned Wednesday. The lire Is supposed to have been started by a spark from a locomotive. Th loss is estimated at t iiai.iui. Two Hundred Chinese Droweed. Shanghai. Kay 1 A collision oc curred at Woo Sung, between the strain ers New Chwang and On Wo Tho lat ter saitk and ov. r persons, n'wtly Chinese, were ijrowmd. ONLY ASHES ARE LEFT Cripple Creek, Col., Entirely De stroyed by Fire. TII01SAXDS OF PEOPLE HOMELESS. Ia Their Efforts to Stay the Flames Cltl sens Teed Dynamite to Blow Cp Build ings, Which Resulted la th Death of Four I'ersons and Injuring of Many Oth ersTwo Persona Shot While la the Act of netting Other Fires. Victor, Colo., May 1. Cripple Creek Is no more. The destroying angel whose wings of flro fanned the camp on Satur day renewed his visitation Wednesday and completed the calamity. Thousands of people are homeless, with two Inches of snow on the ground and s thermometer that Is bugging the zero mark. No de scription can exaggerate the condition of affairs Two million dollars' worth of proper y went up In smoke Wednes- day afternoon, with probably ono- ; tenth of that - covered by Insur ance, Tho loss of life Is great owing to the reckless use of dynamite In throw ing down buildings that stood in the path of the fire, with the hope of erect ing a barrier of debris that would stop further progress of tho flames. The Are started in the Portland hotel, where it broke out lu half a dozen places at tho same time, giving color to the report that the first flro of last week was designed Ly Incendiaries that they might make a raid on the First National bank, which carried over f 100,000 cash in its vaults to meet the pay-rolls of the district. Dynamite Brought Into Cse, The fire spread with a rapidity that can be compared only to the progress of the fire on Saturday. It could not be chocked, and from the first alarm preparations were made to repel the destroyer. Spe cial trains were run from Victor and Gil lette to bring in miners with sticks of dy namite ready to use wherever there was any call for it. It was more common than water at a city fire, and tho lavish use wus productive of many fatalities. The Palace hotel, containing 3 0 room, was one of the first places attacked with dynamlte,and from the results It would ap pear that no warning was given of the Impending explosion. As the walls tot tered in rcspouso to the tremendous charges of giant powder tho air was filled with shrieks of the dying men who had been caught in their rooms and draggeJ down in tho wreck. Before the wreckers could offer any uld they were driven back by tho flames that wero rolling over the site of tho hotel. Tho dynamiters fle.l to save their own lives, and the loss of life at the Palace hotel is merely a matter of conjecture. Hank Loses It Money. From the Portland hotel the flames tpread with Incredible swiftness. Up Second street it tore like a whirlwind cutting Its way through the small tene ments and stores that were packed thickly In the path. The Blmetalllo bank and the First National burned as if they were made of paper. The First National bank, while It was the leading institution of the district, was without proper facilities ror holding the (150,000 or more of deposits that were intrusted to It. Since the last Are the bank has had tem porary quarters in the new burned dis trict, where there are no vault accommo dations. To add to the apprehensions of the stockholders and depositors the ex plosion of dynamite leaves nothing to be recovered from the ruins. " After the ex plosion the crowd that had followed the fire paused for a moment at tho botel, and the people began to grow vehement In their denunciations, and there were sev eral warm encounters between dispu tant. The Flamea Still Spread. While a riot was impending the flames worked towards tho crowds that blocked Bennett avenue, and the advantage gained by tho destruction of the hotel was lost by not removing the debris. Accidents were more numerous than any record will ever reveal. The loss of hu man llfo can on!y bo conjectured. The dead a far ns known are: Basset t, J. Griffith, two unknown. The Injured nro: E. Bradley, A. Broad. way. Loo Corcoran, fireman, fatally; B. Dlckerson, Claudo Evans, fatally; John Evans, W. S. Fisher. W. J. Griggen, John Krelggen, fatally; Goorgo Lyden, fatally; Grant Lewis, fireman, fatally: L. Ma roney, Ed Osbrey, fireman, fatally; John Rioc, John Hose, eyes Mown out; h. II. Small, Herb Winkler, fireman; George E Youngs ton. It is said that two men were shot by cltlzons whllo applying the torch In an attempt to spread the conflagration. How the Taylors Kseaped. Kansas Citv, April 0. In Jail here, before being taken to Carrollton, Bill Tarlor told for tho first time the story of how he and Goorgo escaped from the bloodhounds and 2,500 men who hunted them during the exciting days following the Meeks murder. He said the hounds canght rabbits all about them as they hid in the bushes, and they remained In the vicinity of Carrollton surrounded by men and dogs for ten days, finally escaping In a box car. Suicide of aa Es-Mayor. Xewbuhu, X. Y., May 1. Abraham B. Carsvdy, ex-mayor of this city, and a well-known lawyer, committed suicide Wednesday night by shooting himself through the head. During the last few months he had suffered from nervous prostration and of lato had been a victim of melancholia. Frmipect f a Street Railway Strike. Milwaukee, April 30. The employes of the Milwaukee electrlo railway hate made a demand for an Increase in wages to Sil cents per hour. A strike Is said to bo improbable, although some of tho men are reorted to strongly favor hroio measure. Renominated for Congress. Gram) Rapids, Mich., May I. The Fifth district Republican convention Thursday uuanlmously renominated William Allen rmtth for congress. The delegates to St. Louts will have Ironclad resolutions for McKlnley. Hay City Man Fonnd Dead. CUCIXSATI, April HI The body of Alexander Knopfel. a prominent mer chant of Bay City, Mich., was found dead In tho Ohio river near this city last even ing. The body was Identified by papers found on It. Osear Prmatr was killed by lightning at Constantino, Mich.