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"Official Journal of the Parish of West Feliciana and School Board.
b, , LEAKE, Jr., Pub. and Prop ST. FRANCISVILLE, WEST FELICIANA PARISH, LAS SATURDAY, JULY 31, 1897. VOL. VI,--NO 26 SIISIANA HAPPENINGS. IIALDSONVILLE WHARF AND LANDING DUES SOLD AT AUCTION. Brandt Shoots llimself---..Conviet d by Lightning.--.-Increase of Ex. Farmers' Institute-...--ants An. tailroad. Compalny's Excursionl a Success. excursion of the V., S. & P. Fire apy to Dorcheat nias a most t, affair, many of the railroad loyes with their families go. the special. o-percge Conmpany's Plant Sqld. ant, buildings and side of the a Cooperage Company was aturday at public auction by Ido Sl, syndic, on one year's time, bond, to J. M. Nugent,of Nugent, he pride of $2,150. SIncrease of Exports. lg last week 100 care of Cales rd pine were sent out from the Charles mills for export. It was of the heaviest shipments since ard'times set in. The increased oets caused more working force added: to the Southern Pacific 'ht department. - ad Landing Dues Sold at Auction. whorf and landidg dues of the 0of.-Donaldsonville were sold Sat -at public outcry by Town Treas bSam Ayraud and adjudicated to Ozeme Landry, the veteran atman and former lessee for r years, except during the last :water. The bid brought $400 !s to run until January, 1898. r Company to be Reorganized. arday morning there was consum a deal which is bound to work a Change in the saw mill business of -oe and at the same time be of ma. benefit to that city. The Wood Lummber Company is to be reor . within the next ten days, a amount of capital will be put in oeern, and the machinery of the itded to in the shape of the latest ovement. pallImprovement Question Settled. eater works and electric lights, tlonas finally disposed of Satur.. Opelousas when the town coun and signed a contract with Por. .Sanders, of Louisville, Ky., for palnt: The work is to comb about August 15. The water is to cost $22,000 and the elec. ,lights 88000. A tank 125 feet high bderected instead of a stand pipe, nally intended. 9 n's Victim Dies from His Wounds. Spliker, the young man shotin le Tuesday evening by Jim Chap. 'the negro, died at 2 oclook ,at. , at his hime in IPeachie, from iwounds received. IHe was aged 5 2i years, and was engaged in the business. He was waylaid by, man, who had been in his employ ischarged because of drunkenness, l lead to a team running away and Bing a buggy. Chapman is still ge, for whose arrest a reward is 'ed. lons Bramlt Shoots Himself. ai Brandt, an inmate of the D.Infirmary, of New Orleans, at ed toend his earthly existence y morning. IIe armed himself 3i8 calibre revolver and fired two fiatnto.his body inflicting danger ounds. Brandt may die. The ~useknown for the attempt at truction i~b that Brandt despair ever being a well man again. He d from a fistula. Brandt is a of Memphis, Tenn., and is 39 Iof age. W;ants Another Railroad. .Business Men's League has met eed to send a committee to ., Ark., to meet the board of . of the Arkansas Southern 1 Company and see what steps messary to be taken to induce pany to bring their company oe, In the meantime the com of the Arkansas Southern that .Monroe is sounding the people Bn, Arcadji, Alexandria and ort as to what those communi do towards helping to build tion of the road from Junction oet illed by Lightning. Thursday evening lightning Pt. R. Lefago's convict camp, .key levee, a few miles above i, and killed Mr. George one of the guards, and seri Co.ked four other men. Owing -ioT , the convicts had been i , and Mr. Kelly was sittin g 00r way of the gable-end of p, when the bolt descended, ho'e i his hat and tearing s shoes to pieces, but leaving a on his body. Mr. Kelly was manand left, besides his wo children. Ca t b Three Italians. 2iller, of No. 2600 Bienville ew Orleans, was set upon by sat flouma, Saturday even Sy cut in several places in the "Arazor. Much indignation . against the Italians who tting, and when they were - brought to jFil, a large S-them, threatening to r is employed at Hon. H. C. Minor's Southdown re finery. He and a friend were pushed off the sidewalk by the Italians, but be fore any conflict took place the town marshal put in an appearance and the Italians left the town, followed up Mil lhir and his friend and inflicted the wounds with a razor. 'Farmers' Institute. The farmers' institute held at Homer, Thused.tv, under the management of the state commissioner of agriculture,: J. G. Lee, was a success both from a, point of attendance and manltestatioy of interest, demonstrating . that farmers are becoming thoroughly . to the importance of more scienU8.. and systematic farming. Several inter.·' esting papers were read by local farm- ! ers, and Mr. W. L. Foster, of Shreve. port,.-erad a paper on improved swine, in which was given much informatioz relative to improved stock in a general sense. Mr. Foster is perhaps the most successful hog raiser in the State and is in consequence good authority upon the subject. Commissioner Lee spoke upon the use and application of com mercial and home fertilizers and gave much valuable information along that line. Little Girl Killed. Another baby has been killed by an electric car. Jennie Macalusa, aged four years, lived with her parents at 258-Claiborne street, near Tulane ave nue, New Orleans. The accident or curred on Tulane avenue at the intk. section of Magnolio street. The child left her home at 8 o'clock, Saturday, to go to a neighboring grocery to buy some candy. She was walking by the side of the track in the direction ol the woods. Car No. 48, loaded with passengers bound'for the chut es, ap. peared, in charge of Motorman Wit liard Obial and Conductor Louis T. Gazano. When the car reached Clai borne street the motorman, as is the custom, slowed up. He saw the child, but, as he explained, she was walking beside the track, apparently going in the direction of the banquette, and he continued with his car at the usual speed. As the car neared the baby the little creature suddenly wheeled about and walked directly in front of the car, With all speed possible the motormar c t off his current and put', on hie *ke, but it was too late. The child', body passed under the fender and the wheels cut off its left foot and right "leg above the knhelhd left hand. The body was talo. n, under the cat alive and lr~j th6 hospital, but she was bey nd medical aid, and diec in the presence of her mother and father on the operating table. The motorman surrendered to the police and was paroled by Superintendent Gaster and Capt. Journee. TARIFF BILL A LAW, President Mc:Ginley Affixed His Signature to it Saturday. The Dingley tariff Jill is now a law of the land. The last step necessary was taken at the White House, when the presidlet affixed his signature at l;04 o'clock Saturday. The signing of the bill was an interesting event. The members of the cabinet assembled with the president' n the cabinet room, X few moments before 4 o'clock Rep resentative Dingley appeared with the document which has made his name known in all parts of the world. Mr. McXinley greeted' Mr. Dingley cordially and proneeded at once to the work of approval. Mr. Dingley taking a case from his pocket produced a beautiful mother of pearl handled pen, dainty enough for a lady's use, and requested that it be used for the signa ture. The president recognized the right of Mr. Diagley, though he laugh ingly commented on the diminutive size of the pen. Dipping it into the ink well, he steadily appended his sig aature to the bill, and it was an act. t here was a burst of applause from the spectators. The president rose and congratulate& Mr. Dingley on the successful ending of his long task, and the members of the cabinet did likeyvise. Mr. Ding ley himself, acknowledged with thanks the kind words, and after putting care fully away his penholder, left the room and the ceremony was at an end. Carrying Suspicious Logs. The Ward line steamer Seguarania, which arrived at Havana, from New York Sunday, brought a consignment of one hundred and fifty hollow logs about 15 feet in length, with the ends, although closed, showing clearly that they had been painted red for the pur pose of concealment. The Jogs have been deposi'ed at Tallapiedra wharf, in the custody of the police. 'they have not yet been examined, but is suspected from their weight that they contain contraband of war. O( to the Golden Arctic. Spear street dock was the scene of more excitement Tuesday morning when the steamer State of California sailed for the north, than has occurred at San Francisco, Cal., for many years. SFully 1,200 people gathered to witness the departure of tlheo steamer and the departing miners were given an enthu. siastic farewell. The vessel was loaded to her utmost capacity, even the hurri Scane deck being utilized for the stor age of canned go,,ds and other supplies. three hundred and forty-seven people embarked in the vessel. • .,- . - NEWS OF THE WORLD. PEARY AND PARTY ARRIVE AT SYDNEY, BRITISH, COLUMBIA.; Millionalrir ld Up.-lividend Declared- Glucose factory Burned-..St. 'ouis NoJ Etion Dealer Fails--Turkey Will Bend Troops to Crete. S Dividend Declared. . 1e directors ol the Illionois entral ideclare " the regailr- 2 per cent: 'lend payable September 1. " SGluclose Factory D n . S Peoria, IlL, Suga W -ere ,bu iday night and codbm - Aed '§500,000."= *Send to Crete. A special dispatch from Vienna reit erates the statement that Turkey is pre paring to send 42 battallions of troops to Crete. Gov. McCord Sworn In. Myron H. McCord took the oath of office as go;v:rnor of Arizona before Associate Justice Harlan, of the United States supreme court, in Washington, Friday. An Arkansas Bank Failure. The Bank of Mammoth Springs Ark., closed its doors Friday morning and named. C. C. Buford assignee. Assets $100,000; liabilities $71,000, of which $25,000 is individual. Jake Schaeffer Going to Paris. Jake Schaeffer, the billiardist, has concluded to bid farewell to America and establish himselt in Paris, where another American expert, Eugetie Car ter, has long maintained himself with the cue in opulence. The Pigeon Story Contradicted. A dispatch from Copenhagan says that the report of the capture of a car rier pigeon in the vicinity of Tromsce Island, near the north point of. Nor way, stamped with the words and fig ures "North Pole passed 15," is not true. MIore Panama Prosecutions The Gaulois says that the forth coming report of M. Pothvin, the ex ,amining magistrate in the Panama scandal, recommends the prosecution of former Deputies Hurard, Sariat, Planteau, Sainte, Martin, Gaillard, Richard and Alfred Naquet and Henry Maret and Senator Levret, Bromwell Car Company in Tr9uble.-,. The Bromwell Car Co., of St. Louis, one of the largest concerns of the kind. in the country, filed a chattel deed of trust Friday afternoon, to Ford W. Thompson, trustee for the creditors. The total liabilities'are understood to be $182,364; apportioned as follows: Notes $73,761; accounts $17,602; secured by deeds of trust $137;000. St. Louis Notion Dealer Fails. Albert Acrnmann, wholesale notion dealer, has filed a deed of trust to George W. Lubke, for the benefit of creditors; Liabilities $55,000; assets $60,000. Preferred creditors hold claims amounting to $37,921. There are also 150 unpreferred creditors, mostly St. Louis firms. The assign ment was Friday. Millionaire Held Up. John A. Creighton, a millionairs, who was given the title of count by Pope Leo XIII, was held at the gate of his home in Omaha, Neb., Thuras day night, severely beaten about the head and robbed of a valuable diamond stud and a considerable sum uof money. John Schenck, Creighton's brother-in law, who answered his cries for help, was also robbed of a valuable diamond. Creighton's condition is serious, Murder Speedily Avenged. A sensation has been created a; BJroughton, Ark., by a dying nan'i confession. Two weeks ago a resident of that locality named Fuller was as sassinated, and no clue to the murder er could be found. Thursday a man named Grahr.m died from congestion, superinduced by host. On his death bed he c.onfessed to the assassination of Fuller, and explained that he be came prostrated from heat while run ning from the scene of the crime, The Eastern Qnuestion Settled. A dispatch to the N. Y. Herald 'riday, from Constantinopla, sa) s: The irade which spells pence has been issued at last. The ambassadors and, Turkish representatives were in 'riendly conversation for several hours, carr ing out the work intrusted them of settlng, and by the best means ear ryitg out the terms of peace acceeded ti, by thu sultan. On all sides the stron* est feelings of relief and satisfactory are displayed. Several sessions will have tio ba held before the working of all the details can be arranged. Peary Expedition Arrives at Sydney, B. C The steamer Hope, with Mr, Peary and party, on their Greenland expedi tion, arrived in Sydney, Thursday, having made the run fromBoston light ship in seventy-two hours. All on board were well. The coal suanpply for the expedition was taken on board there, and the steamer s.iled Friday. The first stopping place after leaving there, it is expected, will be Cape York, in76 N. latitude, where arrangements are to be made with the Esquimaul by the party- when they return dext year to ttelmpt to reach the notth Pols.FIom Cape York several places on the Green land coast will be visited before the re turn this fall. :The Rush to the Gold Fields. .The steamship. Quieen sailed for if'as'ka Friday carrying 163 p ..ssengers bjound: for the Klondyke gold field. steamer carried 400 tons of freight `sistiig' of baggage and provision. steamer State of California will leave S'ta Francisco on the 27th, con e'ting with the steamer Geo. W. Elder iat Portland on the 80th. Advice] m the north have been re ed to the effect that all accommo. -dations.:on the steamer Topeka, which leaves Puget Sound on the 30th, and the Alik; which will sail on August 25th, .. -The Galveston, Rate War. .Tte rate. situation in" Galveston, Texas, is steadily growing wise and the probability is that it. `will soon be necessary for the railroads to enter the fight, and this will mean that the rates between Cnicago and Galveston will be reduced largely. The worst feature of the fight between the steam ship lines appears to be that there is no manner in which the roads are able to stop fighting between the steamship lines, which is-the cause of the trouble. No great amount of freight has gone from Chicago to the Atlantic seaboard by way of Galveston, but if the cut rates are continued it will be likely that the bulk of the freight which is not in a hurry to reach the consignees will be sent that way. There will be an easier way about it, unless the roads reduce their rates. A Convict's Startling Confession. Noah Baney, a convict at the Mich igan City prison, has made a written confession, which, if proved true, will have the effect of giving tho Rev. W. E. Hinshaw, his liberty. Hinshaw was sentenced two years ago to life im prisonment for the murder of his wife. The tragedy.was enacted at Belleville, a few miles west of Indianapolis, Ind., and the trial of Hinshaw was one of the most sensational in the State's his tory: According to Banoy, the real murderers of Mrs. Hinshaw are Guy Van Tassel and John Whitney, both Indianapolis men of bad reputation. Baney's statement recites the details of the crime, as told to him by Whitney and Van Tassell who, he says, drove from Indianapolis to Belleville in his buggy. Baney says the purpose of the visit to the iHenshaw home was robbery, and thraiMrs. Hinshaw was shot by 'Viq Ta~sell, who- shot ,to frighten her back into the house while she and her husband was purtfiing them into the yard. Hinshaw's attorneys have held back a portion of Bane's confession for the present. HEAVY DEMAND For Vessels in the Foreign and Coast Line Trade. The demand for vessels in all.lines of foreign and coastwise trade countries, and rates are advancing because of a scarcity of tonnage. Railroads are said to be blocked with coal for coast ports and vessels arriving with cargoes are being discharged on their arrival quicker than ever before. Steamers for grain continue in good demand for July, August and September loadings. For August loading the British steam ship Boyne was Thursday chartered to load 11,000 quarters of grain at the Philadelphia port, at three shillings and six-pence per quarter, to Cork for orders, and the Matthew B3edlington was engaged at three shillings seven one-half pence per quarter for Septem ber-October loading. The British steamship Imperial Prince, now in was also chartered to load for Cork for orders, at three shillings and three pence. There is also a demand for vessels to load cotton at southern ports for isver pool, Havre and Bremon. Train loads of wheat and corn are being hurried from the west to Philadelphia, Balti more and Newport News to make way for the new crop, part of which is be ing forwarded for shipment-on foreign account. Consular fee. It is said at the state dep-rtment in Washington that considerable misap prehension exists as to th 6ffect of the recent changes made in the con sular regulations so far as they aff:.t the fees collected by these officers. The revision will touch both the offi cinl and the unoffici2l fees, but it is said that in no casoe will the fees of the invoices in Great Britain bo reimposed, as has been alleged. Tht changes have been made by Mr. Chilton, chief of the consular bureau, and ere in line with the reperts he h'rics made from time to time to the department while trav eling in Europe, Mexico, Canada and other places. Smuggled Opium Captured. A number of small liun cans contain ing about four pounds of ,opium, were discovered on Squam Ibland, Niagara river Monday, and turned over to the customs authorities at Bufido. The apparent sequel to the discovery is an attempt made by a party of Chinamen to land on the island about midnight Saturday. A detail of police were on the watch for smugglers and rushed for the boat as it touched shore. The Ohinamen pushed off into the swift current and escaped the officers, who fired after them with no appirent ef foet. DOINGS OF CONGRESS. THE TARIFF BILL PASSED AND CONGRESS ADJOURNS.. Senator Turley Takes tile Oath of Office-. A Building to be Erected at Trans-3issis sippi International Exposition in Oumaha, Nebraska. SENATE. MONDAY.-- he day in the senate was principally devoted to a discussion of: Mr. Harnis' resolution relating to the Union Pacific railroad. Mr. Stewart spoke in opposition to it. Mr. Thurs ton, of Nebraska,was speaking in oppo sition to it when the senate went into executive session and shortly after adjourned. TuESDAY.--The conference report wan presented to the senate to-day, but little progress was made on it be yond the formal reading of about two thirds of the report. There was no in dication of when the final vote will be reached. During the day Mr. Tillman openly threatened a filibuster until next December, if cotton bagging and cotton ties were not restored to the free list, but the threat was regarded as somewhat factious. The sugar r~mendment occasioned a long debate, during which Mr. Allen stated that the conference report rates were lower than the senat,'s and largely a conces sion to tbvhouse. Early in the day the sedate passed a joint resolution au thorizing and requesting the president to take all necessary steps for the re lease of the Competitor prisoners from prison in Havana. In view of the fact that sugar stock had advanced many points yesterday, it had been expected that the supposed victory of the house was all a stage play and farce, and that in fact the trust had secured greater benefits than in Any fermer schedule. &t 5:15 p.m., on motion of Mr. Alli son, the senate went into executive session and then adjourned. WEDNESDAY.-The senate concluded the nominal reading of the the tariff uonference report to-day. Mr. Chand ler, of New Hampshire, referred to the broad latitude given conference com mittee in practice of both houses of congress. He raised a laugh by tell ing Mr. Jones that he had "swallowed two tribes of Indian appropriation bills." After an executive session the senate adjourned. . TmnsoDAL.--Shortly before the eenf. ate adjourned to-day Senator Allison, in charge of the tariff bill, made a strong effort to have a time fixed for the final vote on the tariff conference report. Failing in this Mr. Allison gave notice that the session to-morrow would be protracted, with a view to securing a vote. It was the first defi nate movement made thus far toward bringing the debate to a close. The debate on the report to day was par ticipated in by Senators Chilton, of Texas; Jones, of Arkansas, and Petri grew, of South Dakota, in opposition, while Mr. Allison took frequent occa sions to defeat the report against the critiqisms of these senators. The cre dentials of the new senator from Ten nessee, Thomas I. Turley, who suc ceeds the late Senator -Harris, were presented to the senate by his associ ate, Mr. Bate. Mr. Turley was then escorted to the vice-president's desk, where the oath df oflice was duly ad ministered. On the desk to which he was assigned on the Democratic side was a superb bouquet of carnations. At 5 o'clock the senate held an exeuon tive session and then adjourned. FmnrDa.--There was no outward ev Idence when the senate met to-day that the session was fast drawing to a close, although senators gathered in groups and discussed the prospects of getting away. Mr. Allison then moved to pro teed with the tariff conference report, Mr. Tillman contested this with a mo tion to take up his resolution, adverse ly reported yesterday, for an investi gatiod of the alleged senatorial specu lation in ensugar stock. Mr. Tillman was about to begin a speech when Mr. Allison made a point of order that d-e bate was not in order and the presiding officer sustained the point. Mr. Till man thereupon asked for a yea and nay vote, on which his motion was lost, 15 to 35. A joint resolution was pa3eed for the erection of a government build ing at the trans-Mississippi Interna tional Expositioh at Omaha. The con sideration of the ta'iff conference re port was then resumed and Mr. Teller, of Colorado, took the floor for a gen eral speech. In conclusion Mr. Teller announced that he had no desire to re turn to the fold of the Republican par ty. The galleries broke into contin ued applause as the Colorado senator took his sent. Mr. White, of Califor nia, followed Mr. Teller. Mr, Allen, of Nebraska, reviewed what he called the remarkable things of the remarka ble extra session. At 6 o'clock a mo tion by Mr. Pettus to go into executive session was lost. Mr. Allen resumed his tariff speech. #At 6:35 the senate recessed until 10 a. m. SBanrar.-The tariff bill passed its last legislative stage at 83 p.m. to day, when the senate, by the decisive vote of 40 to 80, agreed to the confer ence report on the bill. The announce ment of the result was greeted nwith enthriusiastio applause by the crowded chamber. This closed the 'great labor for .whicbhtheo fty-flfth congrem as- sembled in extraordinary session, an8c after a stubborn resistance, at times threatening a deadlock, the senate con curred with the house in a resolution for the final adjournment of the ses sion at 9 o'clock to-night. The pres ident's massage for a currency comr mission was received by the house, but the house bill creating a commission was not acted upon. Thus the closing day was prolific of a series of moment* ons events, each of which, alone would have been of extraordinary interest. At 9 o'cloclk the final scene was enast ed by the formal 'adjournment of the senate. HOUSE. MONDAY. -The conference report 6 r the tariff bill was adopted by the honear shortly after midniglt,by a vote of f18 to 118 and at noon the report wiill go ti the sdnate, for action there. This eclipses all previous records. Th# result was accomplished after twelve hours of continuous debate. But twt speecues were made by the Republi cans, the principal one being that of Governor Dingley. The Democrats were thus forced to put forth speaker after speaker, but their bombardment of the Republican position was unan. swered. The sqgar schedule was tOh main point of assault, but the most in. teresting feature of the debate occurred when Mr. Bailey and Mr. McMillin,. the two rival Democratic leader% crossed swords on the question of ortho- doxy of the free raw material doctrine,. the former opposing and the latter championing it. The galleries wert. crowded up to the time the vote was taken, many distinguished people being present. Every Repulican in the house who was present voted for the report. The Democrats, wi.h five exceptions, voted against the report, An analysis of vote shows that 80 Republicans and 5 Democrats voted for the report, and 106 Democrats and 12 Populists against The house at 12:15 a.m., took recess. until Wednesday. WEDNESDAY.-When the house met to-day, Mr. Evans, Republican, o0 Kentucky, from the committee on ways and means, reported a joint reeo. lution, requesting the president to. make such investigation as will elicit all the facts in reference to the restric tions upon the sale of American tobac co in foreign countries under what is known as the "regie" or government', contract. It also authorizes the pres- ident to enter into negoiiatiQtps with governments of" those countriei, with,; i. a view to o~lgainijng.., aittoigcaetion. ao-, removal of there restrictions. The res olution was passed. -.fr. Perkins, Re publican, of Iowa, calle:l up a resolu tion for printing 2,600 copie, of the house digest. This served as an op. portunity for Mr. Simpson, Populist; of Kansas, to criticise the mode of pro cedure in the house, in the midst of which Mr. Dingley moved an adjourn. ment till to-morrow, which was carried -153 to 114. THuuSDAY.--After passing two un important bill, the house to-day took a recess until tomorrow. FRIDAY.--The house had taken a re cess until 5 o'clock in anticipation of action upon the conference report by the senate. When the house resumed its session at 5 o'clock, Mr. )ingley. moved another recess until 8 o'clock,. which was carried. As the senate had a're.'y recessed u i: to-morrow, when the house reconvened at 8 o'clock, Mr. Dingley immediately moved that the house take a recess until noon to-mor row. SATURDAY.--The last session of the house was marked by many interesting events. In addition to the final act ot the speaker in affixing his signature to the Dingley tariff bill, a bill providing for the creation of a currency commi sion was crowded through in'the cldo, ing hours and the spectators who thronged the galleries were treated to a continuous, if not very brilliant fn eilade of oratory for several hour., The house recessed until after the seo. ate had adopted the conference report and one minute and thirty seconds af ter the house reconvened the engrossed. bill was signed and on its way to the president. 'The demonstrations which marked these events were epontaneous and enthusiastic in the extreipe, The galleries played significant part in them, several prinoted resolutions authorising the commiltee on appropriations to sit duringthe recess, were adopted. The house, at 8 o'clock, took a receess un-. til.8i30 p.m, When the house reconi vened the speaker announced-the ap. pointment of the committee. At ex actly l o'clock p.m. the speaker de clared the house adjourned without day. A Half Million Dollar Blazo Fire at Yonkers, N. Y., Monday afternoon destroyed the large fnctory buildings, occupied by W. A. Reed & Co., hlat manufacturers; Rowland Bros., hat manufacturers; Pass Bros., silk manufacturers, and the Yonkers. Silk company. The loss will probably reach half a million dollars and eight hundred people are thrown out of em ployment. No casualties occurred, though the buildings were crowded with, employee. The insurance wil. probably cover the loses. Ten Thousand Dollariumber Fire. The Douglass, mills and: Inmber yards, Colmesnell;. Texas, were de stroyved by irq Thursday .night. The loss is about $10,000, There was no insurance.