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GRANGEVILLE, IDAHO. A OFFI CIALCOUNIT PAPER FRIDAY, AUGUST V, 1S9S, The Idaho Free Press Is one of the only seven papers In the state of Idaho to which a guaranteed circulation rating Is accorded In the edition of the American Newspaper directory for 1894. The cor rectness of the rating Is guaranteed by a $100 forfeit, offered by the publishers of the directory, to any person who will show that the circulation of the paper Is not correctly stated. TO COKKKSI'ONUKNTH. A live correspondent is desired in every town, village und school district in Idaho county, nished. No notice will be taken of communications. The name of the writer must in nished, not necessarily for publication, but as a guarantee of good faith. 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FACTS ABOUT (1HANÜEV1LLIC 1 Orangeville Is centrally located in the great Camas Prairie of lduho ho—a vast region of country with the ural resources to make perous community. The farming lands of Camas Prairie comprise nearly a million acres of the most productive and orchard land in the northwest, opening of the adjoining Nez P dlan reservation will add 765,000 acres of additional arable lands to the resources surrounding Orangeville, thus eue Ing the apeedy construction of railroads. »tarded nty, Ma at d pros rieh heat, hay The '.e lu •Ug the absence of which has hithert the growth and development of the rich and fruitful country of which Orangeville is the commercial metropolis. Orangeville is the prettiest town in Mu ho. It is situated in the most productive part of Camas Prairie wheat fields, hay fields, gardens Two miles south Is the timber ruled by nd sur ' chards. line, of vast forests of the very best lim ber for building purposes, while great de posits of manganese rock, Ite, lime, onyx, opal and other building material exist within 10 miles of the Water Is obtained at a depth of 12 ble, gran town. to 20 feet. Three Mile creek runs through the town, affording, when utilized, unlim ited supply for a large population and power for manufacturing enterprises. The mineral resources of the country ■urrounding Orangeville are very great. The old placer mining camps of Oro Finn, Elk City. Florence, Warrens, and the rich bars of the Clearwater and Salmon rivers are all directly tributary to and dependent upon Orangeville for every pound of their supplies. Great hydraulic and dredging plants are being established in these camps to extract the gold from the flat placer fields which have heretofore lain Idle for lack of means to develop them. Quartz mining In all the camps Is rapid ly assuming the proportions of a great In dustry, and with increased transporta tion facilities a population of 100,0(X) souls will find subsistance in Idaho county. The gold quartz mines of Elk City in number, extent and richness, promise to make the greatest gold camp In the Pacific north west. The low price of silver is turning the attention of mining men to gold pro* ducing properties, and as the mineral ■one tributary to Orangeville Is rich in gold their great development in the near future Is assured. The appropriation of the Idaho state legislature to build a sys tem of state wagon raods to these mines, giving them an outlet to Orangeville, will greatly Increase the prosperity of the mines and of the point from which they receive their supplies. The opening of the Idle Indian lands and the consequent con struction of the Northern Pacific and Union Pacific road extensions, will also be a very Important factor In promoting the growth of Orangeville, since this is the trading and outfitting point to the largest and most fruitful part of the lands thus thrown open to white settlement, entire region Is a fruitful one. It is a par adise for farmers, stockmen, miners, hun ters and prospectors, and offers homes for Immigrants and opportunities for capi talists. The trade of all this vast region 1s cen tered In Orangeville. All the banking and manufacturing interests of the county are here. The business Interests of the town are represented by two banks, two flour mills, several large mercantile establish ments, hotels and other interests more particularly specified In the advertising columns of the Free Press. There are two churches, each with Its Sunday school, a Methodist academy, u public graded school, a brass band, military company, several secret societies, and an active and •nterprlslng population of 750 souls. The future of the town was never so bright and assured For The at present. further particulars concerning Orangeville and Maho county, Its agricul tural lands and mining properties, address Free Press Real Estate Bureau, Orangeville, lduho. AN ENDICOTT DRUG STORE ROBBED Rough Characters Hanging About Town buspccted of the Burglaiy. Endicott, Wash., Aug. 4.—Robbers broke Into T. H. Logsdon's drug store last night prying open the front door. About $40 worth of Jewelry, cutlery and other articles was taken. The postof fice In the same room was undisturbed. An attempt was also made on the En dicott Mercantile Company's «tore, but It failed. Numerous hobos have been seen in town during the last few days The robbery is supposed to be by some of them. No further clew. OMAHA HAD AN ORDERLY SUNDAY id ing the .lull The Special Policemen G Dismissed and >ent Home. Omaha, Aug. 4.—Things have been quiet In the city today. The fire and police board last night decided that it was not necessary to maintain an ar my of policemen at the police station to defend them from an attack of a mob. Accordingly the 75 special police men that had been on duty for the pre ceding 30 hours were ordered to turn in their stars and go home, but to be prepared to answer a call at any time. VICTIM Oh CABLE CAR ACCIDENT Charles fiunlap. a KailroaJ Man. filed in Chicago* Chicago, Aug. 4.—Charles Dunlap, general superintendent and assistant manager of the Chicago. Koek Island & Pacific railroad, died In this city this morning. Mr. Dunlap was one of those Injured In the accident in Berinston chute Thursday night, but at that time It was not thought he had been serious ly Injured. Denmark's King III. Copenhagen, Aug. 6.—The king passed a bad night. He is suffering from frequent recurring pains and his condition Is thought to be serious. SPRAGUE WIPED OUT] 000; 000; and half 7000 loss no no nery no one not and no not A Once Flourishing Town Nearly Destroyed. MANY PEOPLE LEFT HOMELESS Destroying Element Hoof to Hoof. Once started the Leupcd l-'rom l eaving Only Ashes. A Sprague, Wash., Aug. 3.—The entire business portion of Sprague is in ashes, hundreds ar** homeless tonight, and the losses will aggregate a million and a quarter. The town is almost destitute of food. and Mayor Sanderson has sent nies* to the leading cities appealing re appalled by vi11 be sev suges The people Lor uid. ilieir frightful losses, and it t*rul days before they will know wheth er to try to rebuild the city or not. At noon today the fire alarm was ouiuled for a blaze In Bryants chop nier of Railroad ave md feed mill, c< e und D street. The department re 111 äpontlud promptly, but the blaze was luickly fanned inti and the lire ouys were dri roaring furnace, *n back fr they the scene almost as soon With lightning-like rapidity the rived. liâmes leaped from one building to an other, and inside that the entire town was threat As the liâmes reached the eor branch f live minutes it was ened. rier of C street they forked, going north of the railroad track and consuming in its way the Northern Pa cific grain warehouse, the National ho tel and the entire row of wooden build ings to the corner of B street, turned off to the Pacillc hotel and the f wooden buildings in the rear of there it jumped to the old and Porak's Here it row it. Fr Headquarters building brewery, totally destroying it and his residence. SOUTHERN FORK'S WORK. Meanwhile, the southern fork, with •upidity, consumed the buildings Railroad avenue, First and Second streets, including the Commercial ho tel, the Herbring opera house, the city hall, R. Newman & Co.'s and the Ma squill • H sonic hall. From here the flames leaped to the buildings west of the ear shops, and in minute they burst forth into liâmes It was impossible to do any thing to save the railroad buildings, as the water pipes had burst in this part ot the city. Five minutes later a ter rific explosion occurred, as the oil tanks burst, and the timbers and Humes rose high in the air. f The fire was checked on the west side by the brick buildings of the First Na tional bank and Jensen, King & Co., the occupants of these buildings plac ing wet blankets over the windows and fighting the fiâmes desperately. DYNAMITE USED. Mayor Sanderson ut this time arrived from Medical Luke and ordered the building of Ben Ettelson, on the corner of C and First streets, blown up with dynamite. This was done and the en tii'e row of business houses on C street between First and Second was saved. The fiâmes here took a southeasterly direction and destroyed the drug store of W. P. Putnam, the Masonic hall, the county jail, the old opera house, the residences of R. R. Jones and E. H. Stanton. The fiâmes were checked here by blowing up with dynamite the old opera house, and the row of trees In front of H. W. Bonne's residence were deluged with water to such an extent that the fire was checked in a westerly direction. The fire swept east as far as the stock yards, completely obliterating in its course every residence and business house in that portion of the city. Fully 320 acres of land was burned >ver, every building thereon being com pletely wiped out. SCENES INDESCRIBABLE. The scenes at the fire were indescrib able. Families rushed hither and thith r with household goods and wearing apparel, seeking some safe place to de posit them. A few minutes later the safe place had become a dangerous one, and they would grasp what they could and leave the rest to be destroyed by the devouring fiâmes. Fully one-fifth of the 3000 inhabitants of the city lost not only their household goods, but most of their wearing apparel. The prisoners in the county jail were released when the fire was about one blocl£ away, and they did excellent work in assisting the neighboring bus iness houses to get their goods to a place of safety. But after the fire was under control they had disappeared. Among the first buildings to go was the Northern Pacific railroad station. As many of the books and papers as possible were taken to a place of safe ty, and Operator Young lost no time in connecting the w'lre in one of the fields east of the town, where, seated on Iron wheelbarrow, with a telegraph in strument on a wooden box, he sent anil received messages sfldo. another pidly LS POS AT THE ROUNDHOUSE. The scenes at the burning of the roundhouse were calculated to alarm and excite even the coolest. Flames rose to a height of fully Î00 feet, and seemed bursting from every portion of the roof at the same instant. The work on lost many dollars worth of valu able tools. They made desperate ef forts to save them, but were driven back by the flames. It is estimated that fully $5000 worth of tools belonging to the workmen were destroyed, upon which there was no insurance. Engine after engine was run out from the roundhouse, only to be met by the ad vancing flames, and the driver obliged to Jump and flee for his life. Twenty four locomotives were destroyed, only <even being saved. Four hours after the fire started, the town presented a scene of utter desola tion. a few smoldering ruins alone marking the spot of what had been the prosperous elty of Sprague. BUILDINGS NOT BURNED. Not over half a dozen business houses are left standing and these include Gehres & Hertrich's general merchan dise store, the Sprague roller mills, the First National bank, Jensen, King & Co., and E. Redding & Co. All the news paper offices In the city with the excep tion of the Herald were burned out. The postoffice was among the first buildings to go but with commendable enterprise Postmaster Meagher en gaged temporary quarters in Gehres & Hertrich's and sent the malls out with only a slight delay. it ar a be in this LOSSES AND INSURANCE IN DETAIL llad Their Pioper Few of the Su f fere I tv Protected. The losses as nearly as can be deter mined at this time are as follows: Northern Pacific Railroad Company, $700,000, made up as follows: Twenty four locomotives and b4 freight cars, $325,000; shops, machinery, etc., $50. a Is city the may at pot of old is day, 000; headquarters building, chanlc's office, passenger station, $50, 000; freight and freight warehouse, Ice heuse and Ice. grain warehouse and oil and oil house, $75,000. There are also half a mile of track destroyed and about 7000 tons of coal and 5000 cords tlf wood, together with the coal bunkers and wood sheds, all of which will bflng the loss up to nearly If not quite three quarters of a million dollars. The other losses are about as follows: J. W. Bryant, chop feed mill, $1000; no Insurance. Archie McIntosh, blacksmith, $500; no Insurance. Gehres & Hertrlch. $300; Insured. Sprague Independent, $2000; no Insur ance. Dr. Jacobs, dentist, $500; Insrred. Murphy and Burns, four buildings, $10,000; stock. $6000; insurance 1 ght. Stooke & Amery, stock hardware. $10,000; Insured for $5000. Vacant livery barn; no Insurance. Davies & Gray, grocers, $10 000; In sured for $5000. Mrs. M. Heard, building and milli nery stock, $5000; Insured. W. A. Buckley, $200; no Insurance. Knights of Pythias building, $300; no insurance. Jim Coy, laundry, $500; no Insurance. K. Winters, saloon, stock 4nd fix tures, $500; no Insurance. Commercial hotel, building and con tents, $30,000; no Insurance. J. W. Littlefield, bakery, 1^500; In sured for $1500. Sprague Packing Company, I $10,000; no Insurance. C. W. Littlefield, grocer. $5000. J. F. Hall, general merchandise, $8000; insured. Cooper & Sanderson, $300; Insured. E. M. Kinnear, capitalist, $30,100; par tially Insured. His loss Includes two rows of buildingH, one on B street and one on First street, about 10 In all. Merritt & Salisbury, lawyers, $250; Insured. H. N. Martin, lawyer, $200; Insurance not known. Fred Stlps, shoemaker, $400; no In surance. T. F. Meagher, postmaster, $1000; In sured for $500. J. J. Burns, saloon, building, stock and fixtures, $8000; no insurance. John Moore, fancy groceries, $3000; no Insurance. C. F. Eckhardt, clgarmaker, $500; no Insurance. Frank Parker, shoemaker, $10p; no In surance. George Troy, restaurant, $300; Insur ance not known. W. P. Murray, two store buildings, $500; no Insurance. Model restaurant, $GO0; Insurance not known. E. II. Peterson, barber, $400; no in surance. J. H. Linder, tobacconist, $1.200; in sured for $600. J. W. Reed, Jeweler. $1000; Insurance not known. Hugh McQuald, fish, $200; no Insur ance. Charles Hagen, carpenter, $800; In sured. Mrs. Moore, restaurant, $300; no Insur ance. H. P. Hicks, tinsmith, $150; rfo Insur ance. J. W. Ryan, saloon, fixtures, stock and store building, $5000; Insured for $4600. R. Newman & Co., general rfierchan dise, $20,00«; Insurance $12,000. City hall and and Jail, $6000; Insured for $5000. Sprague Journal, $500; no Insurance. Palmer & Rey, two presses, $300; no Insurance. A. Lowe, household goodB, $3p0; no In surance. L. F. Williams, housegold gobds, $600; no insurance. R. B. Morrison, house and contents, $1200; no Insurance. Judge Caton, building, $250; insured. Daniel Winter, house and contents, $1000; no Insurance. Methodist church. $2000; Insured. R. R. Jones, residence and contents $800; Insured. Masonic hnll, $4000; Insured. County Jail, $2500; Insured. W. P. Putnam, drugs, $3600; Insured Pacific hotel, $5000; no Insurance. National hotel, $3500; Insured. Otoo Arnold, saloon, $800; no Insur ance. A. Van Allen, blacksmith, $400; no In surance. Williams Bros., second hand goods, $600; no Insurance. A. W. Holland, building, $500; In sured. James Culross, tailor. $300; ho Insur ance. Herbring block, $24,000; Insured for $18.000. W. H. Olds, drugs, $4000; Insured fur $ 2000 . G. H. Gilpin, dry gouds, $15,000; In sured for $7000. The Chicago Store, $10,000; Insured for $7000. Ben Ettelson, saloon, $3000; Insured. John Kirk, butcher, $2500; lrihured. W. A. Peters, harness, $500; Insured. George Cosgrove, saloon, $2000; In sured. W. R. White, tailor, $1000; Insured for $400. R. L. Wells, Jeweler, $1000; Bo Insur ance. Lee & Astrup, saloon, $800; po Insur ance. Joseph Wormald, building. $500; In sured. Paul Herold, barber, $800; Insurance not known. E. Weyer, boots and shoes, $1000; In surance not known. Thomas Smith, vacant building, $300; Insured. Sprague. Aug. 4.—The Sabbath day In Sprague has been a day of unceasing labor Instead of rest. All (lay long throngs of people have been upon the streets viewing the scene of yester day's awful conflagration. No new fires were started today, but all over the burnt district the embers of yester day are still smoking, and In many places the fire has not diminished to any great extent. The coal bunkers of the Northern Pacific railroad are still burning at a lively rate, and the Indications are that the fire may last for several days yet, as many hundreds of tons of coal lay In the burning heap. The forenoon was spent III tearing down dangerous walls and In removing every possible structure which might cause an accident. At 4 o'clock this morning a track had been laid around the ruins and the passenger apd freight trains have been running the same as usual today. Everything In the shape of a house belonging to the Northern Pacific that would burn wal burned, besides 24 engines and about $5 freight cars. Very few of the cars w[ere load ed, the principal part of thpm being cars which were undergoing repairs at the shops. This afternoon Superintendent F. W. Gilbert asked permission of the city to use a portion of C street upon which to build an improvised depot qntll such time as the company could clear their own ground and erect a suitable build ing. Mayor Sanderson called a meet ing of the council and citizens In gen eral and the request of Mr. Gilbert was not only granted, but any aid Vhlcb the Iter me row for a or ing The der use city and of of a a of to & & city could glv* was also tendered the | company. The city water la now being used by the company for whatever use they may desire. Upon being granted per mission for the building the company at once commenced work upon the de pot and by tomorrow night some kind of a structure will be In readiness for Agent Meeks and his force of men. An old hand car house, the only thing that belongs to the company left standing, is being used as a telegraph office and depot. A crew of 200 men worked all night last night and nearly all day to day, and it Is expected that by tomor the main line will be open row noon for the passage of trains. The ruins of the roundhouse and ma chine shops are Indescribable. Great piles of machinery and engine boilers greet the eye on every hand, while car trucks line the tracks for half a mile at a stretch. This morning found the city saloon, hotel or restaurant eating house of any kind and only but not so tomorrow without or three stores, morning. As fast as workmen can nail hoards together the buildings are go ing up. G. H. Gilpin is building a cosy little shed on the corner of First and C streets for the small stock of dry goods saved from his store In the opera house block. George M. Cosgrove has a tent stretched on the corner of First and D streets from which to dispense liquor. The O. K. barber shop. McGill & Ber nard's restaurant and several other bus iness firms are ready for customers un der their .tents this evening. R. New man & Co. will erect a temporary struc ture in the morning In which to conduct their grocery business. Every available building left standing In the city is in use and many families are living In tents. The more fortunate ones of the city are rendering every means In their power to their less fortunate neighbors, and in some Instances one roof is cov ering several families or firms. While many persons and families lost every thing they owned In the fire, no cases of suffering have yet been reported. Thanks to the good people of Spokane and neighboring towns a good supply of provisions arrived In the city last night, and were distributed today among people who were known to be most needy. The mayor received mes sages from Tacoma and elsewhere to day Insuring such aid as was in their power to give, which will be most thankfully received. It Is now esti mated that the loss will reach $1,500,000, with only about $60,000 Insurance, out side of the railroad compnny. Tonight the citizens held a muss meeting to take steps to ascertain the railroad company's Intention as to re building. Superintendent Gilbert was present and a suitable message was drafted and Bent to headquarters Whatever the result will be on the part of the railroad company, Sprague Is not dead but out of the ruins will rise a better city, possibly not so many bus iness houses, but a conservative, pro gressive city that will ask no odds of any town in the state. The Sprague Independent came out today the same old size. There was no disturbance, no theft, no drunkenness, no excitement. Sprague, Wash., Aug. 6.—Today has been the busiest day in the history of Sprague for many years. Tents, tem porary buildings and shacks of all de scriptions are going up. On every hand a spirit of hopefulness is manifested by every business man in the city. There is no suffering, as supplies reach the every train. All are hustling city under cover and tomorrow' most of the The burned out firms will reopen. Northern Pacific station is nearly erect ed and a gang of men is working to night to finish It. Station Agent Meeks will move in tomorrow'. Master Mechanic Warner of Tacoma is here assisting Master Mechanic Muir in cleaning the debris away and mak ing order out of chaos Superintendent F. W. Gilbert returned to Spokane this evening after laboring without sleep for two days. The wrecked engines are being taken to the Tacoma machine shops. The telephone office will open tomor row over the First National bank. The total amount of insurance is $72,000. Adjusters are arriving and the losses will be paid as soon as possible. No answer has yet been received to the telegrams sent General Manager Kendrick by the business men asking if the shops will be rebuilt here. The coal is still burning and presents a magnificent sight at night. The tracks have been repaired through the city and w ires stretched both east and west. The relief station is in chage of J. T. Jordan and C. M. Tuttle and the needy are receiving prompt attention. RAILROAD PROPERTY WELL INSURED Receiver Oakes Does Not Regard the Fire a Loss to IIis Company. Minneapolis. Aug. 5.—A reporter who went to the office of the Northern Paci fic receivers tonight seeking informa tion in regard to the great fire at Sprague, Wash., found Receiver Oakes hard at work with a large staff of clerks deep in the examination of payrolls and vouchers. In the absence of General Manager Kendrick, Mr. Oakes had ta ken upon himself the duties of that of fice, and is working day and night on the measures of economy introduced in meeting the competition of the Great Northern Company. The amount of loss by the fire has been grossly exag gerated so far as the property of the road is affected. Mr. Oakes stated that is was a blessing in disguise, as the property destroyed was well Insured and eight of the engines burned were of an old and useless type and have been for sale for several years. The shops, if rebuilt, will be of modern con struction, affording better results than heretofore possible with the old plant. MAY Bi ll D SHOPS NEAR SPOKANE St. Paul Paper Says All Indications Point to This End. St. Paul, Minn., Aug. 5.—The Pioneer Press will nay tomorow: Although General Manager Kendrick of the Northern Pacific has not re turned from his southern trip, and no other official has spoken authoritative tlu subject. It is considered prob able that the terminals burned ut Sprague will be rebuilt elsewhere. Dur ing the strike the division headquarters were removed from Sprague to Spo kane, where the road has property for terminals. built in that city were suitably located in eveiW It is now, the terminals may he built at some point 20 miles or less this side of ly mich would probably be the property particular. As Spoka no." SHIPWRECKED SAILORS IN PORT Crew of the Amcricun Ship Arabic Are Landed in New York. New York. Aug. 4.—On board the Dampert & Holt line steamer Maskel lyne, which arrived this evening from Monte Video, were the shipwrecked sailors of the American ship Arable Bath, who were wrecked off Cape Horn, while on a voyage from San Francisco. These men were sent home by the con sul at Monte Video. One million dollars has been ordered at the New York sub-treasury by the Bank of Montreal for shipment today by Eu ropean steamer. 0. R & N. SChEMING m. big loss out an the to Is Receiver Looking at Washington & Columbia River Road. WITH HIS CHIEF OFFICERS The Impression Prevails That the Navi gution People Want to Uuy the Old Hunt System. Pendleton, Or., Aug. 4.—Major E. M. McNeill, receiver of the O. R. & N., and T. B. Wilcox of Portland, vice president of the Washington & Colum bia River Railway Company, today met W. D. Tyler, president and manager of the latter road. They went on a tour of inspection over the W. & C. R. railroad here and In Walla Walla. Var ious rumors are afloat, one being that McNeill contemplates buying tne Wash ington & Columbia River or at least making traffic arrangements of a close nature. The officials said nothing about what their visit means. Paul Mohr, who Is deeply interested In the portage railway scheme at Celi lo, on the Columbia river; ex-Geovernor Miles C. Moore and Mr. Tyler, the re ceiver of the Washington & Columbia River railroad, have been holding fre quent conferences of late. It has been stated, though with no known authori ty, that a scheme was on foot to con nect the Washington & Columbia River railroad with the Columbia river by building an extension to the road, and In connection with Mr. Mohr's portage railway at CClllo and a system of river steamers an Independent line could be established for traffic In Washington and Oregon. Vancouver, B. C., Aug. 4. Sir Mac- a kenzle Bowell, premier, and Hon. T. M. Daly, minister of the interior, have ar rived here from Regina, where they at tended the opening of the northwest ex htbltion. The party will be entertained here by Sir John Schultz, lieutenant governor of Manitoba, and an Import ant conference will take place regard ing the Manitoba school question. The party will leave Monday on the steam- j er Quadra for a cruise along the north- t ern coast to visit the Indian reserves. Speaking of the Australian steamship line, Bowell said arrangements had been completed for steamers to call at New Zealand on both the outward and Inward voyages, the New Zealand gov ernment granting an annual subsidy of £20,000. The Canadian government had also agreed to carry the New Zealand mails across the continent free of charge and arrangements for a recip rocal treaty between the two colonies were being made. He also said a Jap anese line of steamers between Japan and Australia would shortly be started and thus afford an alternative route between British Columbia and Aus tralia, via China and Japan. NEW LINE OF ORIENTAL STEAMERS Premier Howell of Canada Talks at Van couver of Increased Mail facilities. TERRIELE FATE OF AN ANARCHIST After W ounding n Victim, His Own Borah Tears Him to Pieces. Douai, France, Aug. 4.—During the fetes in the mining districts of Anyche to celebrate the jubilee of M. Vuille- I min, manager of the Anyche Colliery | Company, an anarchist named De- I coux in the crowd fired five revolver shots at M. Vulllemin while he was leaving the church. Three of them took effect, though the wounds inflicted were not serious. Directly afterward a tre mendous explosion was heard and De coux's body was hurled several yards, while 10 of the bystanders were thrown to the floor and Injured by the explo sion. The father of Decoux rushed upon the prostrate body of his son and kicked him. exclaiming: ''Canaille, as sassin." Decoux had been carrying a bomb beneath his coat and it was pre maturely exploded. Decoux was dis emboweled and terribly mutilated and expired immediately. He was dismissed from the colliery after the strike in 1893. WYOMING RANCHER FOUND DEAD HcIievcJ to Be William Lewis, Lately Acquitted- of Cattle Stealing. Cheyenne, Wyo., Aug. 4.—A man has been found murdered on Horse creek, about 40 miles from here. The body Is believed to be that of William Lewis, a prosperous ranchman. Lewis was arrested at the instance of the Swan Land & Cattle Company on the charge of cattle stealing, but was acquitted. The trial was very sensa tional. The company had embedded a penny in the hide of a calf, afterwards found in the possession of Lewis. Sev eral times since this trial Lewis and his foreman have been shot at by unknown parties. Last year in of A WONDERFUL MACHINE OPERATOR Denver Linoty pe Compositor Challenges the World for a Contest. Denver, Aug. 4.—Eugene Taylor, who recently broke the world's record in agate composition, has now made a rec ord of 76,300 ems, minion, in eight hours on a linotype machine. He challenges any operator in the world for a match In typesetting. A REAL ESTATE MAN MURDERED T. C. Narramore of Los Angeles the Vic tim of Robbers. Los Angeles, Aug. 4.—A Riverside dis patch says that T. C. Narramore, a well know real estate man of Los Angeles, was killed and robbed at his ranch 10 miles east of that city Saturady night. He owned an 800-acre ranch which he had leased tofltwo young men by the name of Cummings who had that evening paid him $535 rent money. Suspicion rests upon the Cummings, and they are under arrest. re no ut for at of Appeal in tlie Stun ford Case. San Francisco, Aug. 5.—United States Judges McKenna and Morrow today fixed the date for the hearing of the appeal in the Stanford case at September 10. The appeal is estate to the suit of the United StuteB in the action for $20.000,000. be As the demurrer of the Stanford Huge Dry Dock Opened. Southampton, Aug. 3—The prince and princess of Wales and duke of York ar rived here today and formally opened :he new Graving dock, said to be the larg est dry dock in the world and will accom modate the largest ship afloat. Torrents of rain, however, spoiled the decorations and thoroughly dampened the enthusiasm of the large crowds present. Are the of Trotter Penelope Is Dead. Cleveland, Aug. 4.—The trotting mare Penelope died at the Glenville track to day from the effects of hard racing here and at Detroit. New Subjet Berlin, Aug. 4.—Emperor William was heartily cheered on his visit to Heligoland today. is Like Him. at Eu FIRE ALONG CINCINNATI WHARVES Shipping and Other Property Worth ÿl 50,000 Consumed. Cincinnati, Ohio, Aug. 5.—About 2 p. m. fire broke out in the Big Sandy wharf boat. It spread rapidly and soon swept out the wharf boats of the Lou isville Mall line, and New Orleans and Memphis lines. Everything along the public landing was goipg. At 2:30 the big steamers Carrolton and Big Sandy were burned and everything In port threatened. Before 3 o'clock the fire was under control, but a number of wharf boats were totally destroyed. Others were damaged, and the two steamers, the Big Sandy and Carrol ton, burned to the water's edge. The loss on the Big Sandy 1s $35,000, on the Carrolton $30,000, not Including cargoes. The loss on the wharf boats makes the total over $100,000. The Big Sandy came in today from Louisville and was unloading and loading preparatory to returning to Louisville tonight when the fire broke out in some baled hay. It spread like an explosion to the wharf boats and the Carrolton, which was next to the Big Sandy, could not pull out In time to save herself. All other boats In the harbor pulled out and proceeded to fight the fire. No one was Injured or killed on the landings and the river men say all escaped from the wharf boats and the two steamers. If the roustabouts were asleep they may be lost. All are accounted for at the river front lire. No lives were lost. Fireman Bennett was overcome by the beat and Is unconscious at the hospital. PEFFER MAKES A BAD MISTAKE Says the Silver Agitation Is Dying Out in the West. New York, Aug. 4.—Senator Peffor of Kansas lectured today at Prohibition Park, Staten Island, on "The Labor Question, a Moral Question." To an interviewer the senator said: "The silver question is the leading question of the hour, but at present the agitation is dying out in the west. This is strongly marked during the last six or eight weeks. I think it but a temporary shock, however, and that the sentiment is strong with the peo Still there are no more public meetings jiow and the discussion that continuers kept up by the newspapers alone. **x think," he said, "that the silver men in the democratic and republican parties will be swamped when it comes to elections. They will talk silver, pro j test their allegiance to silver and all t that, but when the time comes they will HAWAIIAN SUGAR MEN COMBINE grit their teeth and stand their medi cine. They will vote with their par ties." Will Work in Opposition to the Ameri can Sugar Trust. San Francisco, Aug. 3.—The Hawaiian sugar planters have undertaken the formation of a sugar trust which has for its object the breaking down of the American sugar trust and the cstab ment of a free market for sugar. Nearly $1,000,000 is said to have been subscribed by leading and influential planters, and the Spreckel brothers have been asked, but refused, to join the combination. P. G. Jones, a prominent Hawaiian politician, is said to be at the head of the movement. The contract of the big planters with the American sugar trust expires in 1897. The planters do not think that they are getting the benefit I of the high prices charged for sugar | and they propose to be independent of I the eastern and local sugar kings, STRIKE OF THE TALORS A T AN END Complete Victory of Garment Workers Over the Contractors. Schoenfeld, representing the United Garment Workers of America, and S. P. Wilkow'sky of the contractors' asso elation met in the Astor house, where the representatives of the contractors association, after an investigation of the books containing the names of the contractors who had yielded to the de mands of the strikers, formally de clared the strike over and acknowl edged the victory of the United Gar ment Workers over the contractors. Now York, Aug. 3.—At midnight the six days' strike of the Brotherhood of Tailors was declared off. Leader BREAD RIOTS OCCUR IN TABREZ Troops Dispersed the .Mob, killing 20 Trouble Continues. Teheran, Aug. 4.—The scarcity of bread and the closing of the bazars to prevent disorder has led to serious rioting in Tabrez. The troops dis persed the rioters. 20 of them being killed. A mob carried the corpses to the Russian consulate and demanded protection against the soldiers. The consul thereupon visited the governor, w'ho promised a reduction in the price of bread. Nothing has been done in the matter and troops were still firing on the mob when this dispatch was sent. a TOO HANDSOME and too fickle Methodist Clergyman of St. Joe Sus pended Because of His Flirting. St. Joseph, Mo., Aug. 4.—The Rev. Martin Jones, pastor of the Wesley Methodist church in this city, has been suspended by the congregation pending an investigation before the conference. He is a handsome young man and has only been married a short time. He is accused of promising to marry a large number of young ladies in this city and surrounding country and continuing engagements even after he was mar ried. WAS ANGERED BY A LADY'S REFUSAL A Spaniard Vents His Spite by Pouring Bullets Into a Crowd. Chillancingo, Mexico, Aug. 3.—At Chilepa, while a ball was In progress at the home of Jose Ferreta, a promi nent citizen, Louis Martinez, a young Spaniard, became enraged at being refused a dance by a young lady, drew a pistol and began firing Indiscrimin ately into the crowd. He fired a dozen or knore shots und killed three men and ene woman. He has not yet been cap tured. in in CORBETT CAN NOT MARRY AGAIN Absolute Decree of Divorce Granted Mrs Olllc Corbett, With Alimony. New York, Aug. 2.—Judge Gildersleeve toduy approved the referee's finding in the Corbett divorce case. This gives Mrs. Corbett an absolute decree with the right to assume her maiden name, Ollle Lake She Is to payable semi-annually, again, but Corbett is forbidden to do so during the life of his wife. :elve $5200 a year alimony, She may marry Washington Visit Postponed. London, Aug. 3.—The international ge ographical congress today adopted the committee's recommendation to hold the next meeting in Berlin In 1896 and post pone the proposed visit to Washington. Brcad Riots Continue. Tt*heran. Persia, Aug. 5.—The bread riot» In Tabriz continue. The mob has wrecked the house of the governor, who resigned his authority and promises a reduction in the price of bread. KILLED BY CHINESE Women Missionaries Victims of the Fanatics. ARE BEYOND REACH OF HELP State Department Adwised That One Was an American, the Others British Subjects. Washington Aug. 3.—The state de partment has received a cablegram from United States Consul Jurgensoç at Shanghai stating that one American woman missionary was wounded and four British women missionaries killed at the mission of Ku Chang. No fur ther details are given In the dispatch. The place described 1« believed to bf. in the province of Huppe, far up on th» banks of the Yang-ste-Kiang river, be yond the reach of men-of-war, and about 400 miles north of Cheng Tu, where the last missionary riots occur red. The state department will take steps In the matter at once. METHODISTS ALARMED. New York. Aug. 3.—The Associated Press telegram telling of a massacre of Christians, Including five women, at Ku Cheng, excited the gravest fears at the headquarters of the foreign board of Methodist missions In this city today. The Methodists have a mission at Ku Cheng. It Is In charge of Miss Mabel C. Hartford. Her assistant is Miss W. H. Rouse. In addition to this. It to feared two other women, Miss Mabel Allen and Miss Sarah Peters, are also In the vicinity of Ku Cheng. Corresponding Secretary A. B. Lorard of the Methodist board of missions, who has spent considerable time In China, said today: "In view of *he fact that we huve received no cablegram from China, we can only hope for the present that our people are safe and well. Had any of our people been massacred, I am sure Rev. W. H. Tach, our repre sentative and treasurer at Foo Chow, would have cabled to us without de lay." CHENG TU RIOTS. Washington, Aug. 3.—Under instruc tions from the state department, Uni ted States Minister Denby is now en gaged in investigating the damage« sustained by the American missions at Cheng Tu, China, during the rioting there. The Chinese government has al ready given assurances that it will pay a suitable indemnity and has taken steps to ascertain through a commis sion the extent of the losses sustained by the foreigners. DURRANT PLAY WAS IN CONTEMPT I heater Mantigcr Will Go to Jail—Now Stories Afloat* San Francisco, Aug. 3.—The manager and actors of the Alcazar theater wero before Superior Judge Murphy again to day in the action for contempt of court in producing "The Crime of a Century," a play founded on the Emanuel Baptist church murders. Judge Murphy had for bidden the production during the trial of Theodore Durrant for the murder of Blanche Lamont on the score that the production of the play might inflame pub lic sentiment against Durrant. The court found W. R. Daily, the manager of the theater, guilty of contempt and sen tenced him to three days' imprisonment In the county jail. The execution of the sen tence was deferred until Monday that Daily might move for a writ of habeaa corpus. The story printed yesterday that a worn the night murdered heard Durrant burning something that smelt like burning clothing Is doubted by both the prosecution and defense. There is nother story about Durrant In circulation that the police have not been able to trace. It is said a year ago a glH not yet 11 years of age went to the church with Durrant and on her return home told such a story of what she had suf fered at his hands that her parents pro posed having him arrested. Their fear that the stigma would remain with her through life was so great that in the end they decided to let the man go unpun ished. an passing Durrant's house Minnie Williams REPUBLICANS WILL S TAY IN POWER General Harrison Says a Long Reign Will Begin In 1897. Watertown, N. Y., Aug. 3.—Ex-Presi dent Harrison was interviewed at Old Forge by a representative of the Stan-^ dard. He declined to discuss politic* further than to say: "You will see that when the republi can party comes Into power again they will be a long time in power. That era wiH begin when the people are heard from again. The republicans have leanred a lesson, and they will attendi the caucus hereafter. More earnest» hard work will be performed, and con sequently success is practically sured." of to in is HE PREDICTS A CRISIS IN JAPAN Congressman Mercer of Nebraska Horn» From a Trip to the Orient. San Francisco, Aug. 3.— Congressman. D. H. Mercer of Omaha ia in the city on his return home from a pleasure trip to the Orient. Mercer says that the re sult of his observations in Japan ha» convinced him that a political crisis 1» imminent in that country. The masses are restless and discontented with Count Ito and the ministry because of concessions made to the European pow ers. The impression prevails among prominent people in the Orient that Russia will before long endeavor to get a foothold in Corea. ACCIDENT TO A YACHTING PARTY Boat Overturned and Two Pleasure Seek ers Were Drowned. Brooklyn, Aug. 4.—A sudden squall this-afternoon capsized the sloop yacht Ella S., of the Excelsior Boat Club, off the foot of Ninety-third street. The yachting party, composed of John Strand, his three sons and Arthur Hem mingway, were thrown Into the water, but Strand and two of his sons man aged to seize the boat and were res cued. His eldest non, John, and young Hemmingway were drowned. in so AMERICAN STEAMER IS NOT SLOW Ihe St. Louis Came Acton* the Atlantic tiTsix Days Seventeen Hours. New York, Aug. 3.—The American steamship 8t. Louis from Southampton arrived at Sandy Hook bar at 2:50 this morning having made the run from Needles in 6 days 17 hours 20 minutes. The best previous record of the St* Louis was 6 days 18 hours 47 minute». The total distance covered this trip was 3048 knots, an average speed of 18.89* knots per hour. The average speed of the previous voyage was 19.17 knot» and she covered 3121 knots. Had she made the same speed average this trip the time would have been 6 days 15 hours. ge the the has a Lord Salisbury Is the weightiest premier of the present century. He tips the beam at 280 pounds.