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SHOWN NO MERCY.
A Findlay (0.) Mob Lynches a Brutal Wretch. Joseph Lyttle, Who Nearly Killed His Wife and Two Daughters, Taken from Jail and Hanged. A MOB'S VENGEANCE. Findlay, 0., April 1. Joseph Lyt tle was taken from the jail here by an angry mob at 12:80 o'clock a. m. and lynched. The mob included 1,000 men. The windows of the Jail were broken, but the cell of the pris oner could not be reached by that means. Then the determined men pro cured oil-well drills and battered down the doors, and the murderous wretch was at their mercy. Strung- Up. He was dragged out into the street and taken to a bridge a short distance away. A rope w«« put around his neck and one end thrown over a cross piece of the structure. When the mob were in the act of pulling him up a shot from a revolver parted the rope and the wretch fell to the ground. But the mob were determined that the wretch should die. He was quickly picked up and hustled to the nearest telegraph pole, where the lynching was completed. Bis Awful Crime. Lyttle butchered his divorced wife and his two daughters in a horrible manner Wednesday morning. He was an inmate of the National soldiers* home at Dayton. He got leave of absence and returned home with murder in his heart on Sunday. From that day until the moment of the bloody crime he staid quietly in the house with his unsuspecting though estranged family. He carefully sharp ened his murderous hatchet and after breakfast Wednesday he crushed the akull •of his daughter Delia with the pole of the hatchet, and leaving her for dead dealt a blow at his daughter Emma, who es caped with a comparatively slight wound. Then he rushed at the invalid who was once his wife. Giant though he was and weakling she, a terrible struggle ensued. He rained blows on her which she warded off with desperate energy. Six blows landed on her without breaking her skull. One bio.. cut a finger off her right hand. Then the woman was ex hausted and the fiendish ex-husband crushed her skull. After this he cut the piano, the pictures and all the fur niture to pieces and gave himself up The only motive assigned is total de pravity. BLEW OPEN A BANK VAULT. Imial Thousand Dollars Secured by Bold and Reckless Robbers. Elbot, Wis., April I. —A bold rob bery was committed between the hours of 12 and 1 o’clock Wednesday night in this city. The bank of Edmund Hart wa.. robbed and wrecked. The to tal amount of money stolen will amount, it is thought, to $8,500 or more. Damages amount to several thou sand dollars and maey valuable papers and securities are missing. Many doc uments were blown to small fragments and beyond all recognition. Most of the money, about $2,600, was in gold, the balance in paper money and some in silver. The robbery was an ap parently well-planned one. The bank is only a block from the depot, and the blowing open of the safe, which was in a strong vault, must have been done when several freight and passenger trains were moving about in the yard, but no noise was heard by anyone. The first thing known of the robbery was when G. J. Clark, cashier of the bank, was unable to open the front door. When he had forced an entrance he discovered a full set of tools on the floor, and upon examina tion found the vault door partly open, and on looking infcide a perfect wreck was visible. The burglar proof safe was totally destroyed, the strong steel bars broken and bent out of all shape. The loss is a heavy one, but none of the depositors are in danger. Mr. Hart considers himself lucky in not losing more, as the bank usually has upward of SIO,OOO in its vaults. FORCED TO SUSPEND. Bun on an Akron Bank Started by Be porta of Paige’* Manipulation*. Akbon, 0., April 4. —The faot that A. T. Paige transferred his interest in the Paige block to the Citisens’ Savings and Loan association, caused a heavy run on that bank Friday. It was started by ten farmers from Mon roe Falls who had heard that the bank had gone to pieces. The report was without the slightest truth, but it was enough to alarm small depositors, who appeared in force on Friday afternoon. The crowd was in creased' and the bank officials, for lack of currency, decided to suspend pay ment on interest-bearing deposits for thirty daya Other banks are not af fected. FOUL. PLAY. Tbe Seed Body of a ku Found la mm Ohto Cornfield— Hie Pocket Kmpiy and His Odd Wntek Ooaa. Columbus, 0., April A—Mathias Hel more left home Maroh 18 with a young man whose name is not known, to close an agreement to go into the grocery business with him. His dead body was found in a cornfield near Mecbaniesbnrg with a bullet hole in his head. Helmore had 8400 when he left home, bnt only • few oents were found in his pockets end his gold watch was gone. A revolver lay some distance away un der a red mitten and in his pocket was found a black handkerchief eut so as to be msed as a mask. There were indica tions that the body had been dragged from the road to the place where it was Boston, April A— Peter Anthony A flan, manufacturers of. silk embroider ies, 88 Lincoln street, and factory at West Roxbary, have assigned to H. W. Sawyer, of Cambridge, and J. R. Hut to*, of l oaten. Liabilities, fiW.ttt. FOREIGNERS WANT FREE-TRADE. It Would Give Them Control of the Amer ican Market. We have often heretofore presented proofs of the jealous interest with which foreigners watch any indications of a change in our tariff system and of the brisk conditions of foreign markets that immediately follow even the rumor of such a change. This is perfectly natu ral, for any material reduction of our import duties would give foreigners con trol of the American market, the richest and most profitable market in the world. Nor can we blame them as patriots for looking out for the interests of their own countries. What we do find fault with is the marked tendency among a not in considerable number of American “statesmen” to co-operate with these foreigners in advocating measures which cannot but prove prejudicial to the best interests of the United States. English men and others know full well who are their strongest allies in this country in their assault on our tariff system, and it is quite natural that they anxiously await the return of their sympathizers to power. That this is not a mere assertion is proved by the following extracts from editorials of two leading English and German trade publications: “Generally speaking, the past year has not given universal satisfaction to the British trader. The home market has been brisk, but the foreign market slack, and since returns are available .each month relative to our foreign trade, it is from the upward or downward move ment of these that many opinions are formed. On the whole, the year’s for eign trade exhibits a decrease, as we show in another part of this issue—a de crease due to bad export business. This feature of our national transactions has called into life a very spirited concern as to the future customs tariffs of foreign states, and lends additional interest to a cursory review of the present position of affairs in the continental war of tariffs. Glancing at the American continent, we have the information lief ore us that a se ries of measures have been brought for ward for modifying the McKinley tariff. Whether generosity will be generated by the bounteousuess of nature as exhibited in the United States yet remains to be proved, but if the political promises of the party now in power in the congress are effectually fulfilled the notoriety of Mc- Kinley will have but a brief future exist ence. To snrn np in a few words. The commercial policies of different coun tries, taken as a whole, do not warrant a lapse into a state of despair.”—London Chamber of Commerce Journal, Jan. 11, 1892. For whom were these “political prom ises” made that they should interest Englishmen so much? Again: “The white kid glove manufacturers, who employ very many hands in the neighborhood of Johanngeorgenstadt, have also lost some of their trade owing to the McKinley bill, but since the United States are at present scarcely in the position to satisfy their own demand in gloves, then the export there will probably improve. This may be the more certainly expected if after the choice of a Democratic president the McKinley bill should lie allowed to fall through.”—Kuhlow’s German Trade Re view, Jan. 13, 1892. These foreigners are not actuated by any high motives of “reform” in their efforts to break down our Protective system; they are looking out for their own interests every time. Is there, then, the slightest doubt on which side every patriotic American should be found? Protection is the policy of America for Americans. Free-trade means the surrender of our industries and markets to aliens who are not in sympathy with American institutions and care nothing for the American flag. Short Tariff Sermons —American Wages. Our import duties are laid with a view to covering the difference in cost of pro duction here and abroad. Labor cost, or wages, constitutes fully 90 per cent, of this cost of production. Consequently our workmen receive nearly all the benefit derived from Pro tection. It is conceded by all that American wages are from 60 to 150 per cent, higher than in England and from 100 to 1,000 per cent, greater than in other countries. The American farm laborer gets on an average S2O a month and found, while the English farm laborer gets but SB. The American iron workers get $5.50 per ton for puddling, while the English man gets but $2. The American potter gets three times as much for the same work as the Eng lish workman. Our textile workers earn from two to three times as much as the textile work ers in England. And so we might go through every trade and occupation, skilled and un skilled, and we would find that a day's labor in the United States is worth double, and more, the same work in England. This is equally true whether paid by time or piece. Not only do our workmen receive much better wages than the laborers abroad, but they receive more than our own la borers did half a century ago. when we had a Free-trade tariff. In fact, as Labor Commissioner Car roll D. Wright has just said: “The con dition of the wage workers of the United States, viewed in all respects, is better now than at any previous period in our history.” Not only are wages higher, but the cost of living has not increased. There has, moreover, been a general decrease in the hours of labor, all of which tends to better the condition of the American wage earner in every way. Will you vote next November to sus tain this condition?—American Econo mist Those who decry a duty on tin plate for the purpose of establishing its man ufacture in this country lose sight of the fact that Great Britain’s industry was established by the same means. From 1787 down to qnite recent times a high protective tariff was maintained on tin plate mitering a British port OUB FOREIGN TRADE. HOW iT HAS BEEN INFLUENCED BY THE NEW TARIFF LAW. Great Increase In Exports and Nonoom petlng Imports During 1891—New Mar kets Opened to Oar Fanners and Em ployment Given to Oar Workingmen. Sufficient time has now elapsed to justify an accounting with the McKinley tariff for the purpose of determining what its influence has been on foreign trade. The summary statement of im ports and exports for November makes a detailed comparison of foreign commerce between the eleven months ending Nov. 80 and the corresponding period of 1890. The first striking thing that appears is the great increase in exports of domestic products, amounting to over $90,000,000 in the eleven months of last year. Nearly $80,000,000 of this increase was in prod ucts of agriculture. This certainly does not look as though our farmers are shut out of foreign markets by the new law. An increase of $11,000,000 appears in our exports of domestic manufacture, an other class of goods which the Free trader was sure could not be exported after the McKinley bill became law. But the comparison of imports is still more significant. It is simply amazing the quantities of goods that managed to get in since McKinley’s “Chinese wall” was erected against them. In the first place our people brought in free of duty $218,504,883 in food products in these eleven months under the McKinley tariff, against $121,867,357 in the eleven months under the old law. This, too, notwithstanding that during three of the months considered sugar still bore a duty. These figures indicate that our people are to buy and are consum ing more delicacies under the new law. Crude materials for manufacture were admitted free to the value of $142,074,- 008, as against $117,856,054 in 1890, which indicates when taken in connec tion with the fact that imports of manu factures were reduced, by duties, from $116,500,000 to $89,000,000, that the peo ple received increased employment, mak ing from imported materials the things formerly imported in a manufactured form. The increase in articles manu factured and partially manufactured, but used as materials in domestic in dustry, from $11,500,000 in 1890 to $14,- 500,000 in 1891, also indicates expansion in domestic manufacturing. Such are the effects of the new tariff on the ar ticles of the free list. Competing products, the like of which can and are produced at home by our own labor, show quite different results. They went from $497,738,647 in 1890 to $368,200,088 last year, a fall of $129,538,- 559. The striking items among the classes of dutiable imports are articles manufactured and ready for consump tion, which fell from $132,000,000 to $108,000,000 under the new duties, and articles of voluntary use and luxuries, which fell from $116,500,000 to $89,005,- 947. The former class of articles we want to make for ourselves, the things among the latter which we cannot pro duce are fit objects for customs duties. The total imports for the eleven months under the new tariff were greater by $78,- 487,554 than the average for the five pre ceding similar periods. The comparison does not in the slight est degree bear out the Free-traders’ calamitous prophecies made before and just after the law was passed. Neither have exports been retarded nor imports excluded. Every figure points to a healthy, prosperous, growing condition of our foreign trade. It differs from the expansion that would temporarily result from Free-trade, in that it comes without sacrificing the home market and without detriment to our own producers. The “Reform” Clnb Did Not Cheer This. An agent of the Chilian government now in this country addressed the “Re form” club, of New York, on the nightof the 28th inst. in defense of the action of ChilL The Sun’s report of the incident closes as follows: “The speaker was cheered loud and long. Mr. Anderson (the chairman of the meeting) felt called upon to say that no matter how humble the American citizen or sailor, or where he is, he has the whole of this nation behind him to protect him at all times. Mr. Trumbnll and Mr. Anderson shook hands upon this, but there was no applause.” There is no sympathy in that clnb for murdered American seamen. If, how ever, they had lost their lives in trying to help an Englishman in an official po sition the club would probably raise monuments to them. Who Can It Be? We cut the following from the Man chester Guardian: “Free-trade hall, to night at 8. Wed nesday and Saturday at 3. Hercat, the eminent American illusionist.” This cannot be Roger Q. or the Stuffed Prophet. Who, then, can it be? Possi bly Tunstall Schoenhof, or it may be Dr. Wells. At any rate, the “American il lutionist” has found an appropriate place to exercise. While the Protectionists of the United States do not want for able and earnest leaders, yet the declination of Mr. Blaine to lead them in the coming campaign will be felt with keen regret in every state and township of the country. But Mr. Blaine will not by any means be out of the fight. He will continue in the foremost ranks, and the cause of Pro tection will always have him as one of its ablest champions. “Reciprocity is Free-trade,” shouts the “reformer.” Why then did every calam ityite and Free-trader in the last con gress vote against the reciprocity section of the tariff bill? Or why did the New York platform oi the “reform” party speak so slightingly of the “Blaine reci procity humbug?” If reciprocity is Free trade, it seems to us that Free-traders should welcome it Will the “reformer" explain? COST OF AMERICAN CLOTHING. Mr. Srhoenhof Thinks Differently Now Than When He Was Consul. Mr. J. Schoenhof, the United States consul at Tunstall, England, during the administration of Grover Cleveland, re cently wrote a letter to the New York Times, in which he warmly commends the piecemeal programme of tariff smashing, proposed by Congressman Springer and other “conservative” lead ers of the “reform” congress. Mr. Schoenhof, who was one of the first to enthusiastically indorse Cleveland’s Free-trade message, thinks that there is nothing to lose and everything to gain by such a course; that a free wool bill, for instance (if it passed), would give to the present congress all the credit for securing “cheaper woolen clothing to the millions,” etc. This is said in his capacity of “reformer” and calamity prophet. But Mr. Schoenhof formerly had another capacity also. As United States consul it was his duty to make a report to the home government on the wages and cost of living of English workingmen as shown at Tunstall. We propose to give his two views in these different capacities side by side: LETTER OF “REFORM- REPORT OF CONSOL EH” SCHOENHOF TO SCHOENHOF TO THE THE NEW YORE DEPARTMENT OF TIMES. STATE. To concentrate our So far aa clothing efforts on one great and dry goods in gen line, which embraces eral are concerned, 1 everything of prime find that cotton goods importance in the are fully as cheap in tariff issue, like wool the United States as and woolens, accom- here. Shirtings and plishes all that can be sheetings, if anything, expected without en- are superior in quality gaging us in the risks for the same money of an opposite policy, with ns, so far as I can Ifsnch a measure be judge from the articles defeated by the senate exposed for sale in the or vetoed by the presi- retail stores. Articles dent, upon them, then, for underwear for wo the responsibility. If men, made of muslin, it becomes a law, then are far superior in the Democratic party workmanship and fln will have all the credit ish and cheaper in due It from having price in the United secured to the millions States. • • « Nor cheap woolen clothing can I find that men’s and to the manufac- shirts, when chiefly of turers and their work cotton, are any cheap people the great boon er here. Of boots and of free wool upon shoes, if factory made which to exercise their the same may be said, efforts and great pro- • * * In workman dactive power. ship and finish 1 find corresponding articles of the wholesale pro cess of manufacture superior in the United States. This is true of clothing as well as of collars, cuffs and like articles. We do not like to question Mr. Schoen hofs sincerity, but it does seem strange that his opinion, when speaking as a politician, should be so essentially differ ent from his opinion speaking as an ac curate observer after caryf* . investiga tion. There are only two iiews possible, both of which are almost equally un complimentary to him; either theory overbalanced experience and facts, or the politician got the better of the pa triot. This parallel column system, by which the opinions of the same men on the same subject, while playing different roles, are placed side by side, would doubtless prove embarrassing to many another calamityite if tried on him. In any case, it is a striking and forcible method of exposing the hypocrisy and falsehoods of the “reformers,” whose arguments are generally dictated by a regard for the interests of foreign in dustries rather than of our own. Short Tariff Sermon* —Our Home Market. American wages enable us to live not only comfortably, but even luxuriantly, according to th© standard of other coun tries, for the luxuries of foreigners have become necessaries to the people of the United States. It is this ability of our masses to buy that makes our splendid home market. It is of several times greater value to us than all the accessible world’s mar kets combined. We consume over 90 per cent, of our agricultural products, and this is also true of manufactures. Every worker at manufacturing in this country consumes over ninety dollars worth of our agricultural produce per year, the English laborer consuming only $4.42 worth. The nearer producer and consumer are brought together the more the profit to the producer, the less the cost to the consumer and the less the profit to the middleman. The nearer the farm and factory are to each other the greater the home mar ket, and the greater the home market the greater the value of the farm. Protection, by establishing and main taining diversified industries, has built up a home market iu this country that is the envy of the world in general and of England in particular. No wonder, then, that she is trying to break down the tariff that protects us. To repeal or lower present duties would be to diminish our purchasing power and destroy our home market. Home production and home consump tion go together. If we lose one we must lose the other. Andrew Jackson well said: Draw from agriculture the super abundant labor, employ it in mechanism and manufactures, thereby creating a home market for your breadstuffs, and distributing labor to a most profitable account, and benefit to the country will result. Take from agriculture in the United States 600,000 men, women and children, and you at once give a home market for more breadstuffs than all Europe furnishes us.—American Econ omist Mr. Henry Graham was formerly an importer of pearl buttons in New York. After the enactment of the McKinley law he gave up importing and went to manufacturing, employing eighty-five persons in Newark, N. J. He has been in the latter bnsiness only a few months, but has already invented a process for decorating pearl buttons which enables him to cut the former retail price of $125 a gross for a certain clam of imported buttons down to S3O a gross for an equal ly good domestic product. All of which goes to show how Protection tends con stantly toward lower cost of production- Am Excellent Sing**. MME. MAINA. Mme. Maina, contralto singer, who will with her husband, Signor Maina, the basso, hold a place in the new Conserva tory of Music at Washington, first be came noted in that city as a promising pupil of Barilli. At the age of twelve she went to Milan and was for five years a pupil of Lamperti. She then made her debut at Catania, Italy, and was known in the profession as Pauline Montegriffo. She sang with Patti and pleased that art ist so well that she received from her a neckiace containing forty-five diamonds. She has sung in all the principal cities of Europe. Authority on Goar' Defenses. GENERAL H. L. ABBOTT. General Henry Larcom Abbott is a recognized authority upon the seacoast defenses of the United States, having devoted his er srgies to that subject since the civil w r He was born in Beverly, Mass., Aug. 13, 1831, graduated from West Point in 1854, was made lieuten ant in the topographical engineers and took part in the far western surveys from that year till 1861. He served with distinction during the war, was brevetted a brigadier general and in 1880 was made lieutenant colonel of engineers. His reports, inventions and suggestions have made him famous in Europe. A Turkish Grand Vizier. Djevad Pasha is the name of the new grand vizier of Turkey, whose accession tis hailed in Eu rope as an indica tion of progress and liberal ideas. He is, however, decidedly hostile to British influ ence, and the wisest diplomats do not yet see how Turkey is to snf¥ain herself without the back ing of England. fled. Only forty two or three djevad pasha. years old, he has forced himself to the front by pure merit, both as a soldier and a statesman. He was governor of Crete when appoint ed grand vizier. He is also an author of great merit, and his “Military History of the Ottoman Empire” is a Turkish classic. The Lottery King. Mr. John A. Morris, who has recently won a little fame by announcing that the Louisiana Lottery company posi tively will not accept a rechartering, be cause of the deci- sion of the United States courts that Ug, its mail cannot K be transported, is probably the y most successful sporting man in the United States, if not in the : world; is worth about $30,000,000. and is noted as the owner of Mor- s ris park, West- John a. morris. Chester county, N. Y. No name stands higher on the turf than his, and he has nine establishments in America and Europe. His father, Francis Morris, was almost equally noted among racing men. Mr. Morris had offered $1,200,000 a pyear as a license for renewal of the lottery. Daughter of a Governor. Miss Jessica Boies is the oldest daugh ter of the governor of lowa, and as her father is a wid- ower for the sec ond time she is the head of his household and therefore an in \ t yf teresting figure V wr* | m to the people of L f ~.. the State of lowa. Xvatt' Sheds a tail, state b’ and handsome brunette, of great .A intelligence and MM y ; winning man ' f vfi r“ v T- \ nera - At the gov f * \ ernor’s home, Waterloo, and at Miss Jessica boies. |)eß Moines she is very popular. She attends the Congre gational church and is active in church work and charities. FELL WITH A CRASH A High Building in Chicago Col lapses During a Gale. In Its Fall It Crushes a Number ot Dwellings— Ten Persons Killed —Many Hurt. death’s awful work. Chicago, April 4. —A fury of rain and wind swept across Chicago Friday evening. At 14 and 16 Pearce street, en the west side and close to the river, a tall brick building stood in the open, with little cottages clustered all about it. The seven-story giant, rising in the midst of the squatty frame buildings, was battered by the full force of the hurricane that caught the falling sheet* of water and tore them into shreds. It was an unfinished structure, and the terrific gusts of wind pushed into the open windows and actually tore the fresh walls apart. The building fell. Great masses of brick crashed upon the houses all about and ground them to pieces, bringing death and ruin to a half dozen families. At least ten peo ple are known to have been killed. Eighteen were injured, eight of them fatally. All night busy workers toiled at the heaps of debris, clearing away wreckage and recovering the victims. The Dead. ''•'l Those known to have been killed are: Mrs. Eliza Allen, Samuel Eirsdale, of Joliet, 111.; Mrs. J. L. Gowan, William Gowan, 8 years of age; Mary Gowan, 4 years of age; Alic Hulett, 8 years of age; David Hulett, Edward Mott, t years of age; Horace Mott, 6 -years of age, and Miss Mary Walsh, of Jo iet, IU. The injured number eighteen. Eight of these will die. The Falling Building. Tht building fell at 5:45 o’clock. For some i. inutes the rain had been falling in torrents, accompanied by frequent flashes of lightning and deafening thun der. The wind rapidly increased in ve locity, and then came the blast that caused the disaster. It came from the south and west. On the west side of the building, which towered 50 feet above the frame houses, were many open windows, while the east wall was solid. The cyclone seemed to lift the roof slightly, and then with a mighty crash, heard a half mile away, it fell to the eastward. The base of the west wall was thrown outward, and it lifted from its foundation the cottage on that side of the building and hurled it with frightful force across an alley 8 feet wide against th* cottage on the other side of the narrow thoroughfare. The houses to the east of the col lapsed structure bore the brunt of the fall. The two-story frame cottage at 12 Pearce street was buried beneath the thousand tons of brick and mo.*tar. Searching the Ruins. The first care of the firemen and po lice was to inspect the wrecked cottages still maintaining an upright position. From these were carried several fear stricken men and women. Then began the digging in the ruins for the dead and injured. Within half an hour Horace Wygant and Mrs. Wy gant were taken from the ruins bleed ing and crushed. Then the two Mott children, lying side by side, were found beneath a great beam. They were both dead. In another part of the debris firemen discovered James Gowan. For three hours the rescuers worked before they freed him. His right leg was pinioned by a heavy tim ber, and it required tremendous labor to extricate him. Suffering awful tor ture during all that time Gowan never lost consciousness, but directed the fire men in their work. Two Were KiUed. The Hulett family, with all the chil dren and the guests, Mrs. Hope and Mrs. Keown, were seated at the sup per table. The family occupied only one side of the building, and on this the ruined wall descended like an avalanche. Without a mo ment’s warning it crushed into a shape less mass the 6-month’s-old baby of David Hulett. That the child should have been the only one killed of the thirteen persons present can hard ly be accounted for. With the crushing of the roof older members of the family made desperate at tempts to escape. Most of them were successful. Alice, the 8-year-year-old girl, was caught by the falling timbers, however, and crushed so badly about the legs, abdomen and head that she have since died. Death of a River Engineer. Evansville, Ind., April 4.—Joseph Bohn, head engineer of the Pittsburgh steamer Diamond, en route to New Orleans with thirty-two barges, met a horrible death. Bohn dis covered that a log had drifted in and fouled the rudder. He went down to dislodge the obstruction and at the same time gave command to the second engineer to give her a turn ahead. In some way Bohn was caught in the machinery; his back was broken, re sulting in death in a utes. Heart* Filled With Gratitude. Philadelphia, Pa., April 4.—Mayor Stuart has received the following cable gram: * “Kostroma, Russia, March 31.—Hon. Edwin S. Stuart, Mayor ol Philadelphia: May Al mighty God bless your country for the good you have done our suffering people. The memory of your kindness will always fill our hearts with gratitude. Citizens or Kostroma. “By the Mayor of the Town of Thernof.” Dig Fire at Erie, Fa. Erie, Pa., April 4. —The fire whioh started late Friday night in Downing’s carriage works destroyed that estab lishment and the grain elevators of Phineas & Croach. The total loss is $200,000. Some adjoining tenements were also burned. Murder in the Second Degree. Dubuque, la., April 4. —The jury in the case of Hanson, the boy who shot and killed Lochner, the street car driver, returned a verdiot of murder in tea second degree. .