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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.
rectnesa 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 la not
correctly stated.
The cor
A live correspondent is desired in every
hool district in Idaho
Stationery and postage fur
town, village and
No notice
of the writer must in all cuses be fur
nished, not necessarily for publication,
•111 be taken of anonymous
The name und address
of good faith.
Correspondence giving news
Interest to the public,
tions and experlenc
of farming,
that serves to develop the resources
Idaho, presented in a brief
a guarant
facts of
s wt-ll us Bugges
ipon the subjects
nufacturing, railroading,
immigration and everything

d pithy man
ner, is desired from all part« of the stau
arul elsewhere.
School reports—Teachers a
to send to the Free Press copies of month
ly reports, giving names of scholars nci
ther absent
tardy, etc., fur publicu
The publication of n communication 1
no evidence that the editor adopta it;
sentiments. The author alone ia respon
sible for them.
Write only
The "Old Reliable Free Press" (estab
lished ln 186*5) is the leading Journalistic
advocate of the richest country on earth—
the great Camas
Basin. Strictly non-partiaa
and Impartial In all things. Subscribe for
it and patronize it.
e side of the paper.
'ralrie and Clearwater
in polltl
Grangeville is centrally located in the
great Camas Prairie of Idaho county, Ida
ho—a vast region of country with the nat
ural resources to make a riel» and pros
perous community. The farming lands of
Camas Prairie comprise nearly a million
acres of the most productive; wheat, hay
and orchard land in the northwest. The
opening of the adjoining Nez Perce In
dian reservation will add 766,000 acres of
additional arable lands to the resources
surrounding Grangeville, thus encourag
ing the speedy construction of railroads,
the absence of which has hitherto retarded
the growth and development of the rich
and fruitful country of which Grangeville
is tha commercial metropolis.
Grangeville is the prettiest town in Ida
ho. It is situated in the most productive
part of Camas Prairie and surrounded by
wheat fields, hay fields, gardens and or
chards. Two miles south ts the timber
line, of vast forests of the very best tim
ber for building purposes, while great de
posits of manganese rock, marble, grin
ite, lime, onyx, opal and other building
material exist within 10 miles of th
is obtained at a depth of in
to 20 feet. Three Mile creek
the town, affording, when utilized, unlim
lted supply for a large population and
power for manufacturing enterprises.
The mineral resources of the country
surrounding Grangeville are very groat.
The old placer mining camps of Oro Fino,
Elk City, Florence, Warren«, and the riel*
bars of the Clearwater and Salmon riven
are all directly tributary to and dependent
upon Grangeville for every pound of theli
supplie«. Greut hydraulic and dredging
plants are being established in these
camp« to extract the gold from the fiat
placer fields which have heretofore lain
idle for lack of means to develop them.
Quartz mining in all the catnps is rapid
ly assuming the proportions of a great in
dustry, and with increased transporta
tion facilities a population of loO.Ouo souls
•will find subsistance ln Idaho county. Tht
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 ailver Is turning
the attention of mining men to gold pro
ducing properties,
son# tributary to Grangeville is rich in
gold their great development In the near
future Is assured. The appropriation o!
the Idaho state legislature to build u sys
tem of state wagon raods to these mines,
giving them an outlet to Qrungevlllc, will
greatly increase the prosperity of the
mines and of the point from which they
receive their supplie*. The opening of the
Idle Indian lands and the consequent c
struction of the Northern Pacific and
Union Pacific road extensions, will also
be & very important factor In promoting
the growth of Grangeville, since this 1 b the
trading and outfitting point to the largest
and most fruitful part of the lands thus
thrown open to white settlement. The
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 lor capi
The trade of all this vast region is cen
tered ln Grangeville. AH the banking ami
manufacturing Interests of tho county arc
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
oolumns of the Free Press. There are two
churcheB, each with its Sunday school,
a Methodist academy, a public graded
school, a brass band, military company,
several secret societies, and an active und
•ntarprlsing population of 750 souls. The
future of the town was never so bright
and assured as at present.
For further particulars concerning
Grangeville and Idaho county, its agricul
tural lands and mining properties, address
Free Press Real Estate Bureau,
Grangeville, Idaho.
as the mfnerul
Masked Men Got Voll
huit Spring« Hass
Oregon City, Or., Auir.
received this afternoon from Wilhoit
Springs that the stage which left Ore
gon City this morning was held up
two masked men at Wright's brid{^^
The robberB appeared at the roadside
and with their Winchesters leveled on
the driver compelled him to stop. The
road agents compelled the passengers
to get out of the stage and line up,
and while one man stood guard the oth
er searched the passengers and took
what money and Jewelry they had.
The exact amount of plunder is not
From Wii
—Word was
O. R. Ai and other Property Destroyed
Loss, $70.000.
Baker City, Or., Aug. 12.—Fire this af
ternoon totally destroyed the O. U. &
N. Co.'s freight and passenger depot
and a large warehouse and nine freight
cars. The large wool and freight ware
house of S. A. Hellner was also de
stroyed with its contents. The fire
was caused by the explosion of a can
of oil. Loss $70,000, partially insured.
d Fell BackwarJ,
Crushing out Life.
Dayton, Wash., Aug. 12.—Reed Hang
er, the 14-year-old son of M. R. Hanger,
w'as killed this afternoon at Hanger's
farm, five mile from Dayton. The boy
was riding a horse and coming to a gate
attempted to make the animal Jump
the fence. The horse reared and fell
backward crushing the boy's breast
and breaking his neck.
The Animat Reared
Interest and dividend disbursements in
Bouton in \ugu«t are reported to amount
to $3.634.
szinst $3,796,495 a year ago.
R. T. Dinkcns Ki'leJ bv Dabney Marshall
and His Friends.
Brandon, Miss., Aug. 9.—At 9 a. m.
today, Dabney Marshall, a prominent
lawyer and member of the state legisla
ture from Vicksburg and two of his
friends shot and killed R. T. Dinkens,
agent of the Austin Road Machine
Company, while standing on the plat
form of the depot. Dinkens was ap
proached by Marshall and two compan
ions, H. II. Coleman and O. P. Fox, of
Vicksburg. Marshall said: "This Is Mr.
Dinkens," and placing the pistol at
Dinken's stomach, discharged the wea
pon. Dinkens grabbed the pistol just
as it was fired and possibly the first
shot did not take effect. As Dlnkei
backed away from Marshall there was
a fusilade from Marshall's compan
ions. It is thought Dinkens fired Mar
shall's pistol at the latter, as it was
found In his hand when dead. Mar
shnll, Coleman, Fox and Marshall's
law partner, Valens, surrendered.
Two weeks «ago Dinkens and Marshall
occupied the same room, but different
beds, at the house Jn Raymond. Next
morning Dinkens said Marshall was
guilty of a crime similar to the one for
which Oscar Wilde is now serving a
term in an English prison. When the
story came to the ears of Marshall, he
denounced it as a lie through the press.
Dinkens, however, maintained that the
story was true. Marshall is the demo
cratic nominee for floater senator for
Warren and Hlndes county. The kill
ing is strongly condemned.
ratal u reck of u l
light Train in Nc
M. Paul.
Greensburg, Ind., Aug. 10.—There was
a freight wreck on the Cleveland, Cin
cinnati, Chicago & St. Louis road last
night near Ht. Paul. August Koenig of
Chicago was killed, and William Pugh
of Birmingham, Ala., fatally injured,
lie was an ironworker going to Muncie,
Ind. Thomas Dailey, Oswego, N. Y.,
had his right leg and shoulder broken
ind skull fractured; he is a woodworker
his way home. Frank Knowles, a
woodcarver of Cincinnati, had his limbs
•ind ribs broken. Alfred Ostin of Pitts
burg had his limbs and ribs broken
ind head injured; he was an ironwork
r. Ralph Watson of Cincinnati was
seriously injured internally; he is a
jeweler hunting employment. Five oth
ers were injured, not seriously.
The train was making 40 miles an
hour when Uwe piston broke In two,
.tching in the ties and pitching all
the cars off the track, totally demolish
ing 11. The injured were all beating
their way and were in a boxcar loaded
with coal.
Baby Stewart, Injincd b\ C ilucsc F
atic*», In I'ciiJ.
New York, Aug. 10.—The World will
print tomorrow the following special
Foo Chow, Aug. 10.—Baby Stewart is
dead, the 11th victim of the massacre
of missionaries by the Chinese at
Ilwasang. One of the murderers of
the Stewarts has been caught and con
fessed thnt they cut ofT the hands and
head of the wife. Mrs. Stewart was
frenzied and fought till hacked to
pieces. Foo Chow is cut off from Pe
The Chinese say the telegraph lines
are blocked north of Yang Tse river.
Washington, Aug. 10.—The navy de
partment today received a cablegram
announcing that Commander Newell
had sailed from Shanghai with the De
troit for Foo Chow. It is proposed to
have an American cruiser as close as
possible to the scene of the disturban
ces for the protection of such of the
missionaries as may flee to the coast
and also to enforce such demands as
may be made. Acting Secretary Me
Adoo haH cabled Admiral Carpenter
advising him of the apprehension of
Americans in China and instructing to
use every possible effort for their pro
tection. He also asked the admiral to
cable him at once the reul situation and
where there is danger of further dis
turbances. Admiral Carpenter, with the
flagship Baltimore, is at Nagasaki, Ja
pan, about 400 miles from Shanghai.
Want to Kcct
cr SI 1,000 From the Omaha
ck Yards Hunk.
St I
Boise, Aug. 10.—C. W. Moore, the
Boise banker, and his partner in the
cattle firm of Moore & Hutchins, have
in interesting case against the Union
Stock Yards Bank of Omaha. They
shipped cattle to the commission firm
of Wagner & Barney. The latter sold
the stock for $11,000 and deposited the
money to their own credit in the bank.
It appears that Wagner & Barney
owed tlie bank a large amount and the
latter shut down on them after Moore
& Hutchin's money had been deposited.
Consequently the Boise firm ore short
$11,000, and they have sued the bunk
to recover.
In the cattle killing case at Idaho
City the defense introduced no testl
The prosecution closed today
and Probate Judge Hart held two of the
defendants, William Worthington and
John Higgins. A1 Coneyer being dis
charged. The cattlemen are determin
ed to send the guilty parties to the
penitentiary, and have raised a large
sum for prosecuting all whose connee
nectlon with the crime can be deter
<. hurles Besserer Bought the W alla \\ alia
News pa per.
Walla Walla, Aug. 9.—Today the
Union-Journal newspaper and Job
printing office was sold by C. B. Upton
as agent for the creditors to Charles
Besserer, who has taken charge. Tht
price was $1700. Since the plant was
sold at sheriffs sale to satisfy the
creditors of O. B. Johnson and S. 8.
Johnson, former owners, the creditors
have been conducting the same with
P. B. Johnson as editor and manager.
her Oid to Marry,
Toronto, Aug. 10.—Sir William How
land, K. C., M. G., C. B., ex-lieutenant
governor of Toronto, and president of
the Confederation Line Assurance Co.,
now in his 86th year, will soon lead to
the altar the widow of James Bethune,
late manager of the Dominion bank.
His relatives are strongly opposed to
the match. Sir William is an American
by birth.
Sprague People Remembered by Sym
Sprague, Aug. 10.—There is no ma
terial change ln the situation here to
day. Supplies are coming in from out
side points and are being Judiciously
T lends.
in Idaho Office n inch Will I'ncovcr a
of Aspirants.
Boise, Aug. 10.—Lieutenant Governor
F. J. Mills, who is also state engineer,
has resigned the lieutenant governor
Lone Highwayman Is Operating
in Southern Idaho.
Seven Thousand Dollars in the .Mail
Sacks, but flu; press Box W as
Not Aboard.
Boise, Aug. 10.—A lone highwayman
attempted to rob the Silver City and
Delamar stage Thursday night, but
there were no treasure box aboard that
trip and he fulled of his purpose. The
stage was ascending the mountain
about five mill es from Boonville, about
9 o'clock in the evening. Suddenly a
masked man was observed in the brush
at the side of the road. Simultaneously
came the ordjer "Halt." The robber had
a revolver in each hand and there was
nothing to do but stop, as the stage was
on a sharp up grade. "Throw down the
box," was the next order. The driver
explained that there was no box on
board. The. order was repeated seven
or eight times. The highwayman final
ly ducked off into Uie brush and the
stage startead on.
There were on board the driver, Jake
Miller, Mrs. Goble of Boise, who rode
on the box with the driver, two other
ladles, J. II. Mllllene, a traveling man
from San Francisco, and two other
men. The highwayman was following
the stage, being on horseback, and
made a coit-off tow'ard the Delamar
At Danville the road branches, one
branch going to Delamar and the other
to Silver City. The Ltage makes a trans
fer there, loading the Delamar passen
gers and mail and express on a stage
for that place. Mr. Milliene was the
only passenger going to Delamar. He
took his seat beeide the driver wdth a
gun in -each hand and then they start
ed for thedr destination. Down the road
a little way they saw a freighter
camped. He told them that he had
seen a man answering the description
of the robbe»* and that he got off his
horse a alhort distance further on. Go
ing past the place where the bandit
supposed to be on the watch for
the stage, which he probably surmised
would have a smaller number of pas
sengers aboard, they went on the dead
run. Sure enough there was the high
wayman fcn the bushes, but it was use
less for him to attempt to stop tlie
flying team. There was no box aboard
the stage Thursday, but there was $6000
of money for Delamar in the mall and
there was also $1000 for Silver City. The
regular express shipment w'ent Friday,
$10,000 being in the treasure box. Being
warned by telephone, the stage armed
Itself and the bandit would have met
with a warm reception If he had ap
Tarsus, Asia Minor,
American School ii
Still in
Washington, Aug. 10.—Acting Secre
tary of State Adee today received the
following telegram relative to the at- j
tack upon the American school in Tar
sus, Asia Minor:
"Baltimore, Md., Aug. 10.—A mob at
tacked St. Paul's institute at Tarsus.
A strong cablegram to Minister Terrill
is imperatively necessary.
321 North Charles St."
The signer is professor of George
town university and a brother of Pro
fessor Christie, attached to the St. Paul
Institute. Adee promptly cabled Min- j
ister Terrill, directing him to inquire
into the matter and report to the de
ml Publica tii
of Orders Sent From
\N ttsh tilgt
Washington, Aug. 10.—Special pre
cautions have been taken to prevent
any trouble at the Nez Perce reserva
tion in Idaho at the date of paying out
to the Indians thereof the $600,000 ap
propriated for them by the last con
gress. A troop of cavalry has been
dered to camp at the reservation during
tne payment to preserve order. The
commissioner on Indian affairs has al
so instructed the agent not to pay out I
any of the funds until the troops have
arrived. The checks for the money left
Washington yesterday and
reach the reservation for several days.
ill not
l ute Will Not He k
4 oi k t\ reck Is Clear
til the New
New York, Aug. 10.—The work of
clearing away the ruins of the col
lapsed building at West Broadway and
West Third will probably be finished
within two days.
The missing are P. I
Cashin. Brooklyn; James Grlsso, New j
York; Edward Hanley, Brooklyn; W11- |
liam Hayes. Brooklyn; Peter Morini. |
New York; Thomas McGuire, Jersey I
City; John Murphy, Brooklyn; Chris- j
topher Kourke, Brooklyn; Geo. Smith, I
New York. j
Joseph Cueder, who had the contract
for the plaster work of the collapsed
building, was arrested by order of
Coruuer Fitzpatrick this afternoon.
1 homus Semins of New Orleans Talks
for .sugar
Mu liters.
Washington, Aug. 10.—The hearing
before Comptroller Bowler on the con
stltutionality of our sugar bounty was
concluded today. Thomas J. Semins, of
Orleans, presented a carefully
prepared legal argument, contending,
first, If a century's construction of the
constitution by congress Is binding in
the courts, then the power of a tax for
a bounty to a particular Industry Is
no longer an open question; second,
this course of legislation, with the ac
quiesence of the people, is as old as the
nation Itself, and has been sanctioned
by both direct and indirect bounties.
Abstinence l ni<»n Did Not Attack Satolll
und Corrigan.
New York. Aug. 10.—At the session
of the Catholic Abstinence Union yes
terday, upon motion of P. O'Brien,
chairman of the resolutions committee,
there w-as adopted a resolution whicli
thanked Monsignor Satolll and Arch
bishop Corrigan. Owing to the error
in transmission by the wire the word
"thanked" appeared as "attacked."
Hennessy, O. T., Aug. 10.—The worst
storm In years passed over this section
last night. It wrecked several buildings
and did damage to late corn. A car
was blown off the track at a siding at
Dover and the north-bound Rock Island
train disabled.
Alleged to Have Poisoned Miss Eliza*
beth Knapp in Pennsylvania.
Wellsboro. Pa., Aug. 10.—The mystery
surrounding the death on the 17th of
Miss Elizabeth Knapp was partly clear
ed last night by the arrest of Miss
Charlotte Dutton, alias Howell, on a
warrant charging her with murder.
Miss Knapp, who made her home in
the family of Chauncey P. Howell, be
came suddenly ill May 16, and died
next day. The coroner's Jury rendered
a verdict that she died of corrosive
poison, administered by herself or
some unknown person. The detectives
secured enough evidence to warrant the
arrest of Miss Dutton, who had also
been living with the family of Howell.
It is charged by the friends of Miss
Knapp thàt Miss Dutton was jealous of
her. When the alleged criminal was
taken to Jail she feigned insanity.
Shortly after Miss Dutton's appearance
at the Howell residence the latter's
wife died under peculiar circumstances.
Soon after a young son died with symp
toms of poisoning.
i rein mt Smith, Executed at San Oucntin.
Had hut One Regret.
San Quentin Prison, Cnl., Aug. 9.—
rderer of his
Fremont Smith, the
companions, two Colusa fishermen, was
hanged today. Smith said his only re
gret w'as that he had not had a chance
to kill his attorney, by whom he main
tained his interests had been neglected.
He maintained his innocence and said
that in allowing him to hang Governor
Rudd w r as a murderer. Smith had be
come so stout in confinement that the
rope cut into his neck, almost severing
the head from the# body. A stream of
blood poured from his throat during all
the time he was kept suspended by the
rope. When the body was cut down it
w r as found to be horribly mutilated by
the rope. The evidence against Smith
was purely circumstantial. The bodies
of his fishermen companions were
found in a river with marks of violence
Smith was arrested some
upon them,
distance away with a watch and some
firearms belonging to them.
White and Colored Men Laboring Side
by Side.
Spring Valley. 111., Aug. 9.—Acting
Mayor Hicks, with the city council, led
about 60 deputies out to No. 3 mine to- I
day. Shortly after the arrival of the
deputies the colored miners arrived
from Seatonvllle with Repres
Buckner at their head. The negroes
were put to work alongside the white
miners, hut there was no trouble. The
shaft is guarded. The general belief
is that the negroes will gradually leave
Spring Valley when the guards are
Springfield,111., Aug. 9.—Assistant Ad
jutant General Boyle today made a re
port to Governor Altgeld on the race
riot at Spring Valley. He says the
trouble was caused by local disturb
ances aihong colored and Italian min
ers filled with drink. Exaggerated re
ports made matters w'orse. The local
authorities are able to handle the situ
The governor received a tele
gram saying the miners are at work.
f the State Most Generous In
''ending Supplies
Sprague, Aug. 9.—The Seattle relief
train arrived today loaded with provi
sions, which are being distributed rap
idly. Mayor Sanderson also received
a remittance of $800 from Seattle. The
destitute families are now well provid
ed for, and the people of this city feel
grateful for the prompt and abundant
assistance provided by the cities of this
I state.
j thanks to the city of Spokane for the
the Need>.
Fire Chief Dencer, on behalf of the
fire department, wishes to express
loan of hose, particularly Assistant
Chief McAtee, who responded promptly
to the call for aid and offered more
than accepted.
The city is assuming the appearance
of order, and the burned out firms are
rapidly getting settled in their new
quarters. The city council passed a
resolution to allow wooden buildings to
remain up 60 days. At the end of that
time it is expected that the question
of the car shops will be definitely set
.f Phil
Three Deaths in Different Paris
Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 9.—A
driven by William Hasson was struck
by a Pennsylvania railroad locomotive
at a grade crossing this morning. The
vehicle was smashed, Hasson was in
stantly killed.
John Hasson were seriously injured in
ternally . About the same time, in an
other part of the city, Martin Evans
while crossing the track of the Balti
more & Ohio railroad was struck by a
locomotive and Instantly killed.
Willie Stanley,
Edward Miskell and
6 years
old. was
ground to pieces under the wheels of a
I fast flying trolley car In West Phlladel
j phia.
| -
j Seattle, Aug. 9.—A long standing feud
at Samish. Skagit county, resulted to
* n a sava B e battle ln which six
men were Injured, two of them per
haps fatally. J. TVhlte and A. Wheeler
were attacked by Edward Baldwin,
saloon keeper, and three of his friends.
Wheeler was shot and brutally beaten
and may die. Wheeler was stunned
with a crowbar. Baldwin was wound
ed. probably fatally, and a man named
Perkins was twice wounded. All the
other participants In the row were
more or less Injured.
Six M<
njured in
a Long-Sianding Lena.
(Junrrcl Arising
Improvement in
. but a
Fall in Spring Wheat.
Washington, Aug 10.—The report of
the statlcticlan of the department of
agriculture, issued today, shows the
conditions of crops August 1.
an improvement in corn during
July from 99.05 to 102.2. The condition
of spring wheat has fallen since thv
last report 6.32. The condition of oat:*
has advanced 1.3 since the last report,
being 84.5 against 83.3.
Lhicago Thermometers Register Over I»»i
—One Death Reported.
Chicago, Aug. 9.—This was one of the
hottest days of the summer. The ther
mometer in the observatory showed a
maximum of 9t degrees, but on the
street level it was several degrees
William Munro,
a roofer.
was prostrated by the heat while at
work and died a few minutes later.
Exports and Imports of Srecie.
New York, Aug. 10.—The exports of
specie from New York for the weel;
amounted to $2.098.800 In gold and $897 -
618 In silver. The imports for the week
were: Gold $40,934; silver, $58,150.
Forests Are Ablaze in Washington
and Oregon.
Logging Ti
ii Went Thi
ugh a limning
Trestle, I
.Mc I
in the Wreck.
Olympia, Wash., Aug. 10.—Only
meagre details have been received from
the burning district west and south of
here. The wires went down yesterday
and the only method of communication
Is by messenger. The city Is covered
with dense smoke and a shower of fine
ashes is falling continually. Thus fai
two deaths have been reported. Lars
Peterson and Thomas White were rid
ing on a logging train near Shelton
when the train wa nt through a burning
trestle. The engineer and fireman es
caped, but Peterson and White were
burned in the wreck. Simpson's log
ging camp was burned out completely
and the heavy draught horses were
saved only by the heroic efforts of men
who rode them through the flames. The
men saved their clothing and personal
property by digging trenehep. All the
logging railroads are blocked by falling
Umbers. Heavy winds have fanned the
fire through the dry timber until the
roaring of flames Is heard miles away
and the quick successive falling of giant
trees resembles the noise of battle.
Portland, Or., Aug. 10.—Forest fire
have prevailed in the mountains
throughout the northwest for two
weeks past and the atmosphere has be
come so smoky as to almost entirely
obscure the sun at midday.
In the Nehalen valley much timber
has been destroyed.
Workmen tarring the roof of the !
Phoenix printing office accidentally !
started the fire. In five minutes It was
.ockport, a New
ihe l.xtcnt
Village. Damaged to
of $500,000.
Chicago, Aug. 10.—Lockport. 111., Is
on fire. A special train with five en
gines left fur that place this aftrnoon.
At 12:20 p. m. the business blocks and
22 houses had been destroyed. The fire
started at 11:30, and owing to lack of
water and everything being dry, it
spread rapidly.
beyond control. Joliet was called on
for help, but fire there prevented aid
being extended and Chicago w r as then
called up. Lockport Is in Will county,
111., on the big drainage canal, and has j
about 2000 population. It is about 30
miles east of Chicago and five miles
from Joliet. It contained eight church
newspaper, m111. a large flour
mill, four carriage shops and various
other enterprises. Since the bcglning
of work on the canal the town has
grown considerably. A part of today's
disaster is the destruction of the post- !
offlee and town hall, including all the j
records. A strong wind blew the flames
so the entire city seemed enveloped.
The people became panic stricken and ;
hurriedly began moving to the hills, !
a mile from the city. Lockport has
fire department and there were but one i
hose cart. The engines sent from Chi
cago were given as quick a run as pos
sible over the Chicago & Alton road.
At 2:15 p. m. a telephone message by
way of Joliet announced that 30 build
ings had burned, and It was estimated
that the loss had reached half a mil
lion dollars. Fire engines from Chica
go were playing on the fire and chi
. I
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Hairy Disse and Dowell Sillman were j
hurt while fighting the flames. Neither |
vras fatally injured.
cago firemen were tearing down houses.
The marshal said he thought
'ould have the fire under control ln a
labor Difficultv in Which
Several Ate
A Pittsbi
Were Hurt.
Pittsburg, Pa., Aug. 10.—Two hund
red Italiai
in the employ of Booth &
Flynn, city contractors, struck for an
advance of 25 cents a day. Other men
were secured to take their places, and
today a crowd of strikers attacked j
them. Picks and shovels were used I
and several participants in the fight !
were seriously hurt. The police scat
tered the rioters and are guarding the j
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Attend ii
s on Trial in Chicago for kick
Alan io Death.
Chicago, Aug. 10.—John Anderson and
George Gough, Dunning Insane asylum
attendants charged with having kick- |
ed George Puitlk an Inmate, to death,
were given a preliminary hearing to
day ana held for murder. Anderson 1
claims the man was violent and Gough I
did the killing ln an attempt to subdue I
the patient. The confession revealed the j
fact that violent patients are badly !
beaten by attendants at Dunning.
lias Hccn Offered
the Supreme flench.
New York. Aug. 10.—The World will
say tomorrow:
"It can be announced as a fact that
Frederick R. Coudert can be the suc
cessor of the late Justice Jackson if he
will accept the honor. A more or less
formal tender of the place has been
made to him and a cablegram from him
in Europe and announcing his decision,
is now being awaited."
he Vacant Place on \
Steamship Wall
"alia lias aboard s'ur
vtvor. of the t:. <i. White.
S.'in Francisco, Aug. 9
ship Walla Walla
Puget sound ports.
The steam
irived today from
Among her passen
gers were six of the crew of the C. G.
White that was wrecked on Kodiak
island April 13. The crew consisted of
25 men and two Japanese. Of this num
ber 11 were frozen to death or drowned,
and of the 16 saved but two escaped
serious mutilation as the effects of the
freezing they endured while
ing to the rigging of the wrecked vessel
and in their struggle to reach Wood
Deaf Mute
Salt Lake, Aug. 10.—The deaf mute
institute, a large brick building,
destroyed by fire this afternoon,
fire w'as caused by an explosion result
ing from accumulated gases. Firemen
Crosby and Earl were seriously hurt by
falling timbers. The financial loss is
about $75,000.
st it ii to Burned.
lurks Attacked Americans.
Constantinople, Aug. 9.—Advices from
Tarsus. Asia, say a mob attacked the
American school at that place, mai
treated severnl students and threaten
ed the missionaries.
Senator Cnffery Devoted ilia Time
Proving Its Constitutionality.
Washington. Aug. 9.—Senator Cadre y
took the floor when the sugar bounty
hearing was resumed today. He began
by eliciting from Mr. Bowler a brief
statement of his position, which that
gentleman raid was based principally
on the belief that the law w
stitutlonal. Caffrey then made Ute fol
lowing proposition, saying it contained
In brief the point that he would at
tempt to make: That the Judiciary
power lodges, by express constitutional
grant, in the Judicial department and
that if any Judicial function lodges in
any other district it must be by express
constitutional grant and if It lodges in
the executive department at all It must
be in Its chief alone, and not in his sub
ordinates. Conceding for argument's
suko that the bounty law Is not consti
tutional. to
tlon that It is unconstitutional,
from a court, much less from a minis
terial officer. Is not law.
ing the unconstiiutionality of the law,
the power lies in congress to appropri
ate money, especially where it is
propriated for the purpose of repairing
a wrong or injury inflicted by congress
He then proceeded to elaborate these
points in an argument devoted almost
exclusively to the constitutionality of
the bounty law.
warrant the interpreta
Even conced
Demands Much More
Those of Former \e
New York, Aug. 9.—A dispatch from
Berlin says:
The executive committee of the
do list congress, which assembles
Breslau. Frussla, in October, has for
warded to leading socialists of the
United States for revision and
mendation a copy of the program to
be submitted to the gathering as the
international platform of the party. It
is much more radical than the program
of previous congresses,
legislation for compulsory attendance
at higher schools, and the establish
ment by the different governments* of
industrial and agricultural technical
schools, and of free colleges and uni
sweeping Tha
80 -
It demands
A demand Is made for the absolute
control of all landed property, includ
ing forests, and of all water, gas and
other companies by the municipalities
in trust for the people. Other demands
are for national systems of Insurance,
by which aged workingmen may bo
saved from a pauper's fate, and aid
given to their families after death, tha
premiums to be paid by the govern
mente, and for the regulation of labor
disputes of every and all kinds by
pulsory courts, which shall have the
authority of the highest legal tribunals
and whose decisions shall be final.
i, awrence , Kan „ Aug . U ._j udge So ,„
omon Thatcher, state senator from this
oounty and one o£ the be8t . known men
ln tho stat0 , dle d at 5 o'clock this morn
ing from Bright's disease. He was born
at Hornellsville, N. Y„ August 13 1830
He was a delegate to the first state con
! vention in New York tor the organiza
j tlon of the republican party. After the
V lie publican Prominent in the Latter
History of the Nation.
Fremont campaign, he removed to Kan
sas, locating at Lawrence. In July, 1884,
; he was appointed by President Arthur
! as one of the three commissioners to
tho countries of Central and South
•rica to negotiate treaties and per
form other diplomatic work. The first
preacher of old South church at Boston
Rev. Thomas Thatcher, the Amer
ican ancestor of that family.
i A
Contrary to I xpcctat
Not begun Work.
New York, Aug. 11.—Contrary to gen
eral expectation,thevarious tailor shops
I whose bosses are said to have signed an
I agreement with their striking workmen
I did not start to work today. Different
j reason3 we re assigned for this by the
| strikers, all of whom profess to be sui
Isfied with the present status of affairs.
Charleston, W. Va„ Aug. 11.—Fifteen
hundred miners along the Laup Creek
railway have struck. They claim they
were to be paid by the ton and are paid
by the mine-car, which hold3 more than
is claimed. The men demand a weigh
s, tlic Shops l!a\ e
j Shi
of $115,000
lodged in
n Muinc.
Mceting i
! Old Orchard, Me., Aug. 11.—At Dr.
Simpson's Christian Alliance meeting
j today $65,000 was pledged for mission-
ary work. This is the largest collection
taken in the world In a single day
j for missionary purposes. Nearly 9000
; people attended the meeting.
Regarding Railroad
North Yakima, Aug. 12.—Land Com
missloner Phipps and Land Agent
| cooper are In the city from Tacoma
looking over and regrading prices of
a n railroad lands in this county,
Tr nsiiry Statcin lit.
Washington, Aug. 12.—Today's state
j ment of the condition of the treasury
! shows: Available cash balance. $163,
857,600; gold reserve, $105.953,653.
Lucien Bonaparte Wise Is Dead,
\ ParlB * Aug. 12.— Lucien Bonapurte Wise
is dead. He was born in Paris in 1845, the
I son of Sir Thomas Wise and Princess
j Letitia Napoleon. He was early distin
guished for his explorations in Central
Congestion of the Ural
Walla Walla, Aug. 9.—John Doak, a
Wallula saloon keeper who was struck
over the head several days ago In a row
j with a railroad man at Wallula, died
this afternoon. His skull was frac
tured, which resulted in congestion of
the brain, causing his death.
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Father and Son Used Both With
Deadly Effect.
Ellcnsburgh Saloonkeeper Was Killed
and His Friend Terr inly Stabbed
in the Struggle.
Ellensburg, Wash., Aug. ll.—Chaxles
Vincent, who gave away the train rob
bery in the Northern Pacific hold-up
last April, together with his father have
been drunk and raising disturbances
all day today. This evening about 6:46
they entered the Teutonia saloon and
picked a quarrel, during which Charles
shot Mike Kohlopp, one of the proprie
tors. The ball entered the right breast.
The victim died half an hour later!
John Borgman, well known as "Dutch
John," went to the defense of Kohlopp,
when the elder Vincent stabbed him in
the right breast, inflicting a horrible
After Kohlopp was shot he
grappled young Vincent, threw him to
the floor and dealt him several blows,
but was forced to desist by failing
strength. Both men were immediately
arrested and put in a steel cage in
the county Jail. The extent of Dutch
John's injuries is not yet known, but he
Is badly Injured. Excitement is running
very high, but the officials have taken
extra precautions about the Jail.
The Vincents are regarded here as ut
terly worthless, Charles having served
one term in the penitentiary and his
father is always drunk. Both are quar
relsome, and have always gone armed
and ready to pick a fight,
wide spread
lynching them, but the lawful element
Is holding It down.
There is
sentiment in favor of
Accident in Chicago Which Seriously In
jured Three Passengers.
Cincinnati, Aug. 11.—At g o'clock to
night two electric cars collided at
Fourth and Main streets, seriously In
juring three and slightly injuring oth
ers. The Fort Thomas cars from the
east and the Price Hill cars from the
west on Fourth street take the
track on Main street and the collision
there. The Fort Thomas car was
demolished and the Price Hill car badlj
damaged. Ben Kramburg's left arm
was broken and his body mashed. Al
bert Loberg s feet were mashed and his
limbs Injured. John Kuntze's face and
dead were cut. All are In a serious
condition. The other Injured
able to be taken to their homes.
Forger V. Jiitcinau Says Ills Hclativi
Scut Him to Prison.
Sari Francisco, Aug. 11.—Alonzo J.
Whiteman, the Duluth banker who was
recently sentenced to the penitentiary
Cor forgery, declares that he has been
tent to prison as the result of a con
spiracy between his sister and her hus
man, a man named Gibs. Whiteman
declares he was decoyed to New York
by his sister and her husband on rep
resentations that his father's estate
about to be settled. Arriving ln
Mew York, he was arrested and turned
aver to the California officers.
twenty.five Leaning Against a Wire
Fence Fell as It Shot.
Topeka, Kan., Aug. 11.—Twenty-five
head of aattle were killed by lightning
in a most remarkable way ln Finnls
county. A herd of 800 were being driv
en through a narrow lane, hedged ln
by a wire fence. While ln this narrow
passage a bolt of lightning descended
md struck the fence post, following
the wire for a hundred yards. Every
head of cattle that was
against the wire was killed.
Huntington Selects Him as the Next
Southern Pacific President.
San Francisco, Aug. 11.—The Exam
iner says that General Thomas Hub
bard, who represents the Searles in
terests in the Southern Pacific
pany, is the man who will succeed G.
P. Huntington as president of the road
when Huntington dies or retires. Hunt
ngton, it is said, thinks highly of Hub
bard's abilities and will show him to
be his successor.
Hubbard made an agreement whereby
Senator Stanford was released from
the presidency of the road In 1890. Ac
cording to this agreement Huntington
was to be president for 10 years.
Huntington and
l.lxcrpool Police Capture a Female Crook
on Hoard a steamer.
Liverpool, Aug. 11.—The police here
arrested on Saturday on board the
steamer Etruria an American woman
booked for New York. She was booked
under the alias of Stanley and
charged with stealing Jewelry to the
value of £2000 from Mrs. Gibbons of
Hidgemount Gardens, Londen, whose
guest she was during July, under the
name of Millie Mellet. The Jewelry was
u as
Stevenson *ails for Alaska.
Tacoma, Aug. 10.—Vice President
Stevenson and party got here tonight
and will sail for Alaska on the steamer
Queen this morning.
(inld Shipments to Europe.
New York. Aug. 12.—Nesslage and Ful
fil make a shipment of $50,000 ln gold
to Europe tomorrow. Crossman Bros, will
make shlpmenta of $1.500,000.
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