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KOBHH8TKDT Mo&KAN. Proprietors.
A HORSE belonging to a man living
near Baltimore while grazing cut its
tongue with a blade of grass, from
which it bled to death.
THE national debt oT~Germany,
which is much smaller than that of
any other great country in the world,
is, in round figures, £39,000.000.
NEBRASKA is to send about the coun
try this year an advertising car pre
pared by the business men's associa
tions. It will display samples of
about all the productions of the state,
except the politicians.
THE Mexican State of Jalisco has
been in great financial difficulties since
accession of General Galvan to the
governorship. He is said to be clos
ing the schools and favoring all kinds
of gambling. The state is overrun by
—THE great "Soo" Canal accumu
lates a trade far in excess of that which
passes through the Suez Canal. Some
idea of its immensity can be gathered
from the fact that closing a lock for
three days caused to the skippers a
loss of more than $1,000,000.
A STATISTICIAN has computed that a
man might add $500 a year to his in
come by saving the clippings of his
hair every time it is cut and having it
manufactured into soft pillows mat
tresses, etc. No hair is so soft as that
of human beings.
RAILWAY statistics show that the
American takes 27 railway trips a
year, the Englishman 19, the Belgian
11, the Frenchman, the German,
Swede, Norwegian and Spaniard 5
each, while the Turk, the Swiss and
Italian take but 1 each.
IF women want the right to vote,
they should show a greater apprecia
tion of it there where it has been
granted them. Last year the number
of women in Boston who registered to
vote at the school elections was 5,053.
This year only 410 have availed
themselves of the opportunity.
FURTHER discoveries have been made
in the excavations under Messrs.
Dimsdale, Fowler & Co'sbank in Corn
hill, resulting in a skull and two
Roman medals being found. Every
thing tends to give authority to the
claim of St. Peter's Cornhill, that it
stands on the site of the oldest chris
tian church in England.
TURXISH soldiers are said to be
very poor marksmen. Recent target
contests in the Turkish army ''demon
strated" that not one soldier in
twenty could hit a man at twenty
paces. A target about four feet in
diameter, placed thirty rods away,
was hit on an average only once out
of thirty shots.
WHEAT is being bought in San Fran
cisco for shipment to Australia.
Three colonies of the latter country
produce more wheat than they can
consume, while the other four pro
duce less. Naturally the former
would supply the latters deficiency,
but the foreign demand for particular
brands of Australian wheat is so
peremptory that the colonies figure
both as exporters and importers of
who earns her own liying became in
terested in a family that lived in great
misery and destitution. She almost
supported them and took time that
she could ill afford to spare to cook
for them,
especially for the aged grand
mother, who was bed-ridden and died
soon after. Sewed up in a, mattress
was found $1,300 which her miserly
nature had kept secreted while she ac
cepted the lady's charity.
THE watermelon business in south
western Georgia has been overdone,
and many growers will change their
crops. The man who bought the first
carload of melons in Fort Valley paid
$60 for them, and he thought he was
going to make a small fortune on the
transaction. When the melons were
shipped the parties to whom they
were consigned surprised him by draw
ing on him for $18. He was out just
that much on the speculation.
THE discovery of the new route
across the continent of Sonth Ameri
ca by which it is possible that the
journey from lima to the easLern
liver ports may be reduced from
thirty to four or five days will
."tend to postpone the building of the
proposed "back bone" railroad. The
advantages of the newly discovered
«hort cot added to the present advan
of the water-route would make a
trip by the proposed railroad route a
tone-wasting Journey.
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^i'v •.: 1:?#^
Bullinge, the Missouri Murderer, At
tempts to Commit Suicide by
Shooting Himself.
He is Dragged to the Scaffold to Die
Covered With Blood, Shrieking
and Blaspheming.
A Horrible Hangluff.
KANSAS CITY, Sept. 4.—The history of
the gallows tells no more hideons story
than that of the execution of Louis Bul
linge, the St. Joseph wife murderer, at
Savannah this afternoon. Just before
the time for the execution the doomed
man shot himself in a vain effort to
oommit suicide, and finally died on the
gallows shrieking for mercy and. oursing
his executioners. A few days ago Bui
linge seemed cheerful aDd hopeful in
the face of approaching death. He had
twice before cheated the gallows by jail
breaking, and reasoned that thatehanoe
still remained, and to it might be added
the hoped for commutation of sentence
and suicide. As these chances faded
away he became despondent. Last
that Bullinge had planned to break jail
again. Steels were found in his cell,
and they were taken from him. A per
petual guard was kept over him, and
all visitors were searched before being
permitted to enter. All means of esoape
were cut off. Then the doomed man
sent for his father and mother and
pleaded with them to appeal to the gov
ernor for a commutation of his sentence.
The faithful parents went to Jefferson
City and bad several personal interviews
with Governor Francis, but the gov.
ernor was firm in his decision not to
interfere. Still the parents
They made another call on the gov
ernor yesterday and pleaded for their
son's life, but the governor would not
inte/fere. They then telegraphed the
result to their son. They had an affect
ing parting with the doomed man last
night and never saw nim again. When
his second ohance for life disappeared
he broke down completely. He fainted
and was with difficulty revived. He was
an opium eater and during the night be
was given large doses of the drug. It
failed to have its accustomed eflfcct and
he slept less than two hours during the
night. Rev. August Lavaka during
Bulling's waking hours spent
And praying, and exhorting Bullinge
to confess his sins and receive baptism.
Sheriff Barry had sot the hour for the
execution at 10 o'clock this morning.
When he went to the cell at 6 o'clock to
prepare the doomed man for hanging,
Bullinge pleaded so piteously for an ex
tension of a few hours that the sheriff
yielded and gave him until 2 e'clook to
live. Bullinge ate a light breakfast and
spent the rest of his time in pleading
with the sheriff for mercy, and attend
ing to the religious exercises conducted
by Rev. Lavaka. Ha still bad a faint
hope of commutation, but at noon he
submitted to the baptismal ceremony
and received the sacramcnt. When 2
o'clock arrived he renewed his suppli
cations to the sheriff and pleaded for
one hour more.
and begged pitiously for mercy. The
sheriff granted his request. Then Bul
linge asked for whiskey and it was
given him. Injections of morphine
were administered, but neither of the
drugs had^ much effect. The sheriff
then retired leaving the murderer with
Rev. Lavaka, at the same time remov
ing the gurd from the cell door at Bui
linge's request, to be left alone with his
spiritual adviser. The silence of the
jail was broken only by the voice of the
prisoner. Suddenly two shots rang out.
The sheriff ran to the cell where the
priest lay prostrate on the floor. At
his 6ide lay Bullinge weltering in his
own blook, which flowed from wounds
in his breast. He had shot himself
The priest bad fainted. A hasty ex
amination of Ballinge's body showed
that one of the bullets had entered his
left breast, and glancing from a rib hai
patsed around his body and come out of
his back. The other bullet had inflicted
only a slight flesh wound in his left
side. He had not lost consciousness,
and when the sheriff ordered four depu
ties to carry him to the scaffold he
cursed and swore at them in a horrible
manner. The deputies dragged him
struggling to the court yard and lifted
him upon the gallows. He refused to
stand, and they placed him upon a
chair. As he sat there he
He was dressed only in bis shirt and
trousers. His hands and face were cov
ered with blood, whieh also stained his
shirt, and blood was streaming through
his shoes, whence it had run from the
wounds in his breast, and formed dark
pools on the floor of the scaffold, drip
ping thence to the ground beneath. He
cursed and swore at the deputies and
cried and screamed for mercy, and
shrieked in terror. The sheriff gave
him a large glass of brandy and he
swallowed it at one gulp. Finally he
was told to get up and stand upon the
drop. He refused, and four deputies
held him up while the rope was being
adjusted. The
over his head and yelling, screaming
and blaspheming, he shot through the
opening at 2:30. His neck was broken
by the fall and he died almost instantly.
Rev. Lavaka has been arrested for giv
ing him the revolver with which he at
tempted to commit suicide. He refuses
to be interviewed. Bulling's cell was
searched last night and no weapon
found. The only persons admitted to
the cell were a reporter, the deputies
and Rev. Lavaka. Suspicion fell upon
the latter who was arrested.
A Crop Review.
NEW YORK, Sept 4.—B. G. Dun's
weekly review of trade: Business im
proves in all sections, attheeouth partly
because of the injury to the ootton crop
and the oonsequent advance in price,
In the west the crop is out of danger
and isgnormons—undoubtedly the larg
est ewer grown and moving with unus
ual rapidity- The ooen crop has been
saved and if very laifte in most
within the range of reoentfipAV, aDpears
to have been in part beyon^ injuiy.
The monetary situation is alarttolearer,
Foreign needs appear less nftent and
dangerous and suooessfal resistanoeto
American demands for gold, is dimin
ished. The removal of Germf^llibi
tion of American pork imporfKi ^arises
a largely inoreased donand for im
portant produots and a considerable
addition to merchandise exports for the
year. Exports from New Tork in the
past five weeks exoeed last year's nearly
31 per cent, and while imports also in
oreased largely, the balanos of trade
turns deoidedly in favor of the United
States. Injury to ootton may also hasten
imports of that prodnot, which foreign
operators, knowing of the large stools
in Europe, might not have bought early
had the Amerioan crop been full. Re
ports from other cities express inoreased
confidence and show some aotual gain in
the volume of trade. A steady improve
ment is seen at Boston. At Phila
delphia the improvement is seen in iron
and coal and in the steady buying of
wool, especially worsteds.
Fearful Storm at Sea.
SAN FRANOMOO, Sept 5.—Owing to
the steamship Mariposa, whioh arrived
here today, having been delayed by a
hurricane of her voyage from Sidney,
English mails- from the colonies will
mips connection with the steamship
Majestic. Telegraphic arrangements
have been made for the_ Fuerst Bis
marck to await the arrival of these
mails at New York until noon of Thurs
day and it is expected there will not be
a delay to exceed twelve hours in their
transmission. Maripos" was delayed a
day in arriving here on account of the
severe storm between Sydney and Auck
land. The storm lasted four
days. The seas frequently broke
over the vessel and the cabins were
soaking. The pilot house and smoker
were stove in and other damage done.
Those on deok narrowly escaped being
washed overboard. Antonio, one of
Madame Bernhardt's valets, and the
ship's doctor, were slightly injured.
The steamer was six days in making
the passage between 8ydney and Auck
land, whioli is usually made in four
days. Among the steamer's passengers
were Madame Bernhardt and company,
who were tendered a recep
tion on their arrival here.
When the steamer left Sydney
John L. Sullivan combiuation was about
to proceed to Melbourne. A number of
Americans greeted Sullivan on his ar
rival in the colony. Sullivan proceeded
to indulge in liquor on his arrival in
Sydney but did not create any disturb
ance. Captain' Haywood stated the
stones of Sullivan's conduct on ship
board were greatly exaggerated. A
party of five roughs attacked
Sullivan while in Her Majesty's
saloon, but Sullivan and his com
panions promptly knocked them down
after whioh the roughs escaped. All
accounts of the Goddard-Ohoynski
fight, the result of whioh was cabled at
the time, agree that the contest was one
of the most desperate ever seen in the
colonies. Both men bathed in blood in
the second round. Goddard was the
stronger, and his rib bone, together
with his right swing on the jaw, evi
dently ended the fight in his favor.
Gone to Smash*
CHICAGO, Sept. 4.—B. F. Page & Co.,
lard refiners in this city, assigned today
to Frank S. Frederick for the benefit of
their creditors. The assets consist of
stock for $25,000 and bonds for $47,000,
and a number of outstanding accounts.
The liabilities amount to $100,000. The
assignment was caused by the recent
failures of the Columbia Oil Co., whioh
was organized three months ago with a
capital of $1,000,000 for the purpose of
buying out B. F. Page & Co., the Dia
mond Hull Oil Co. and the Diamond
Feed Mill Manufacturing Co. Itcairied
out its object, but met with defeat. The
Page Co. was purchased for $205,000
worth of stock of the Columbia Co. and
mortgage bonds of $27,000. It did not
assume the debts of the Page Co., whioh
the latter sought to liquidate with out
standing accounts. When the Page Co.
ceased to do business it was discovered
accounts would not cover its in­
debtedness. and when the Columbia
Oil Co. faiied on account of inability to
plaoe its stock and bonds, the assets of
the Page Co. were tied up, and it was
consequently pushed to the wall.
Surprised the Old Folks
MILWAUKEE, Sept. 5.—An evening
paper states that the authorized an
nouncement of the marriage of Miss
Gertrude Potter, daughter of the Chi
cago millionaire iron man, to F. Lee
Bust, son of the Ean Claire lumber man
of that names has just been made here.
The pair, it is claimed, were married on
the quiet at Geneva Lake in June last,
and left for Europe, where they are now
spending their honeymoon. The par
ents of both of the contracting parties
are said to be ignorant of the union,
and had planned to formally
celebrate the event this fall. Miss
Potter has gained no little notoriety on
account of an early love affair with a
Chicago newsboy whioh was declared
off by her parents. The young Bust
has been student at Beloit College and
is about 20 years old. The parents of
the young lady are expected to reach
Chicago tonight and until their arrival
it is impossible to verify the story of the
clandestine marriage.
Mr. Gladstone's Jdea.
LONDON, Sept 6.—In a oommunica
tion just made pnblio Gladstone writes
in favor of increased representation of
labor in parliament but deprecates the
formation of a labor party. His objec
tion to suob a party in his own word* is
on the ground that "if every class of
the community exercised the right to
form a party we should have queer par
Post*Bice Chance* Contemplated,
WASHINGTON, Sept 5.—James M.
Watson, postmaster at Eldred, Cass
County, N. D., has resigned, and recom
mends H. A. Stenean as his successor.
Mary Dunlap, postmistress at Lake
Henry, Kingsbury County, S. D., re
signs and recommends the discontinu
ance of the offioa
HBXIKA, Mont, Sept 6.—Yesterday,
at the town of Baoe Track, in Deer
Lodge Oonnly, Bryant McDonald, a
fanner, shot and killed Lee Odair, a
•, in a saloon row.
A Suinmiry of Important Events
of the Week in the North
western States.
Accidental Death at Glyndon.1
GIYNDON, Minn., Sept 5.—The 5
year-old son of Rotohford Grant, living
near here, come to his death by falling
off a load of wheat, the wagon wheel
passing over his head.
Wont Be a Candidate*
DEADWOOD, S. D., Sept. 3.—Hon. F.
I. Washabough, ex-Senator Moody's
law partner, who has been prominently
mentioned by the eastern South Dakota
press as a possible successor to the late
Congressman Gamble, when interviewed
by your correspondent today said: "I
am not and will not be a candidate."
Troublesome Hobos at Hlllsboro.
HHiiSRono, N. D., Sept 5.—Some
tramps who had been drinking little too
much Hostetter's bitters engaged in a
free-for-all-fight down in the grove this
evening. The police ofSoers were called
went promptly to the scene an'd gathered
in five of them. In the meantime one
took to his heels and esoaped.
The Davis Will Case.
BUTTE, Mont, Sept. 3.—All the testi
mony in the Davis will case has been
taken and most of the witnesses have
started for their homes. Colonel Inger
soil, for the contestant will speak to
morrow. This morning arguments
were begun by Judge Dixon for
proponent. He was followed by
Attorney Mas for contestants. Colonel
Saunders followed and had not con
cluded when oourt adjourned.
East Grant! Forks Indignant.
GRAND FORKS, N. D., Sept 3.—The
citizens over the river are hot at Frank
Mead's write-up in The Minneapolis
Tribune. He not only refers to the sa
loon business and the fancy houses, bat
claims that there is much rottenness in
municipal and county contracts, refer
ring especially to the lighting franchise.
One peculiarity of this is that W. J.
Murphy, formerly manager of The
Minneapolis Tribune, is the owner of
this franohise, and the article appearing
in The Tribune from a staff correspond
ent gives Murphy completely away.
To Enforce the Law.
GRAND FORKS, Sept. 3.—It is an
nounced that Attorney General Spencer
has decided the inspection and grain
warehouse laws are constitutional, and
the commission are going to attempt to
enforce them. The railroad board will
tomorrow instruct Chief Inspector Wine
man to commence enforcing the law on
Monday next. Conductors will be re
quired to stop all wheat trains and break
the seals of wheat cars for inspection.
If conductors refuse, they will be im
mediately arrested, and suits will follow.
The same course will also be taken
against the elevator managers and
agents as against railroad men.
Will lie Extradited.
GRAND FORKS, N. D., Sept. 3.—Judge
Templeton today decided the evidence
was sufficient to warrant the extradi
tion of Patrick Barrett, wanted at Win
nipeg for a jewelry robbery, and the pa
pers will be forwarded to Secretary
Blaiue. Barrett came here several
weeks ago and tried to dispose of con
siderable jewelry. He was arrested
with three companions and it was
learned they had robbed a store in Win
nipeg of $12,000 worth of goods. The
other men went back without awaiting
extradition proceedings, were tried and
sent to prison. Barrett resisted and
stubbornly fought against his return,
which now seems an assured fact. He
was the leader of the gang.
The West Superior Committee.
GRAND FORKS, N. D., Sept. 3.—The
committee from West Superior which is
visiting North Dakota to talk over the
elevator question, held a meeting here
today'with some members of the board
of trade and other citizens. Bailroad
Commissioner Walsh, who was present,
stated the object of the meeting to be to
find out whether any plan could be de
vised by which North Dakota wheat
could be placed upon the markets of
the world as a distinct artiole, in order
that its superiority over the No. 1 hard
wheat of other states might be recog
nized, and the increased price it would
bring might be secured to the farmers
of North Dakota. The committee from
West Superior had no definite proposi
tion to make as to how this desirable
result was to be brought about and opin
ion here is divided as to whether any
benefit can be derived from the scheme,
except by the commission merchants of
West Superior, who are getting lots of
free advertising.
A committee was finally appointed,
who will meet with the Fargo oommit
tee at some time in the future and talk
matters over further. The West Su
perior gentlemen left for home this
Traill Conntr Notes.
HILLSBORO, Sept 4.—Have had quite
a heavy rain Tuesday afternoon whioh
lasted all through the night till about 3
a. m. on Wednesday, and wet things up
pretty well Quite a frost lost night
....Who wrote that Mayvilleartiole?
It mnst be that Hillsboro correspondent
The crops in this section are
nearly all in the shook, and many are
threshing, and bat few cutting
When will our public schools begin
It is now reported that Professor Mat
pQl not aoMpi the principalatdp
at past figures and department she is
now at his home in phio... .There are
now eight ohurobes and in a few weeks
will be eight lawyers in this city....
There is just work enough for one of
eaoh, whioh would be, with some wil
lingness, supported, but when that
"sweet sixteen" get down to business
Irish home rule wont be a comparison
to the situation, beoause of the over
doing of these things....
The new build­
ings will soon be raady for oocupancy
Wheat crops around here are rang
ing from 20 to 37, and -in one case 40
bushels to the acre. Traill will lay
them all in the shade on orops this
year, and with any chance at all will do
it any vear, as there is no better
wheat soil than Traill County has....
The new Great Northern siding at
Grandin farm No. 10, four miles north
of this oity, is started and about four
rods of rails laid. St John needs an
other assistant—J. J. Hill should see
that he gets one this is a business
point not to be overlooked.
(t. 8. Avery Suicided
MINNEAPOLIS, Sept 6.—The body of
S. S. Avery, of Fargo, agent of the
Standard Oil. Co., was found in
the rear of the Columbia flour mill
about 9 o'clook this morning. It was
evidently a case of smoide, but the in
quiry thus far failed to explain the uor.
Circumstances of the case recall the sail'
and peouliar ending of George F. Os
born and it is just possible the publicity
given the facts connected witn the Os
dorn tragedy suggested to Avery the
manner in which he could
end his troubles, whatever they
might have been. The body
was seen by a passenger on
Great Northern train. Coroner Byrnes
was notified and the body removed to
Gleason Morgue. Tne body appears
to have been in the water but a short
time—not over forty-eight hours. The
last seen of Avery in this city was at
Fisher Hotel on lower Hennepin Ave
nue. He registered at the hotel Satur
day evening as "J. J. Onery Lumbert."
The name is indistinct.^ Why he as
sumed the fictitious initials is a mys
tery. He occupied his rooms Saturday
night and had three meals Sun
day, spending most of the day
reading. He did not go to the
room Sunday night and on Mon
day his disapperanoe caused some
remark. He had a rather wild look in
his eyes while there. The people at the
hotel think Avery committed suicide
last Sunday evening. He left a ouple
of checked pieces at the hotel, and the
checks found on his person led to posi.
tive identification. However, letters
found upon the body were sufficient to
show who the man was. About $30
were found in the pockets. A dispatch
from Fargo says he left there last
Thursday, so the time of the suicide,
as fixed by the hotel people, is
evidently wrong. In fact the
suicide has not been established.
liaring Attempt at Jail Delivery.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. G.—A daring
plot to break from the state prison at
San Quentin has been frustrated. Seven
of the most desperate among the 1300
convicts have been placed in solitary
cells, closely guarded while a
number of others are being
especially watched. They propose to
release all convicts. It is believed out
siders were to be in waiting with arms,
and a desperate fight would certainly
have resulted from an attempt at recap
ture. The plot was detected by a guard
overhearing oertain words that aroused
suspicion. Men were watched, and
gradually the names of the leaders were
learned. 'For three weeks the warden has
been prepared for the outbreak! When
the crisis wa's thought to be at hand the
leaders were quietly arrested and lodged
in solitary cells. No arms or tools have
been found except a skeleton key, but
as there are factories, machine and car
penter shops, etc., inside the walls of
the prison it would be easy to conceal
them for quite a while.
A Noted Jurist Dead.
AUBURN, N. Y., Sept. 6.—Hon. Benja
min Hall died here this morning after a
lingering illness. He
born in
Whitehall July 23,1814. In 1850, by
appointment of Presioent Fillmore, he
made a compilation and revision of the
accumulated official decisions of the
attorney general of the United States.
In_ April, 1801, President Lincoln ap
pointed him chief justice of Colorado,
a position of great peril in the days of
the breaking out of the rebellion. Con
spiracy was formed to kill him and other
federal officers and secure the territory
or the secessionists. The soheme failed,
and nothing went further to defeat the
plans of the rebels than the ruling of
Judge Hall, originating with him. to the
effect that in cases of armed rebellion
against- the government courts could
suspend the issue of writs of habeas
A Horrible Crime Discovered.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept 5.—A horri
ble story of double murder has reached
here from Livingston, Overton County,
about fifty miles from a railroad Sun
day night the family of William Smith
went to church, leaving two girls aged
17 and 19, in the house
alone. About 9 o'clook a neigh
bor noticed an unusual light
in the direction of Smith's dwelling.
He ran over and found the honserapidly
burning. He arrived just in time to see
the bodies of the two girls, both dead,
lying on the floor in the center of the
downstairs room. Their faces were cov
ered with blood and their clothing dis
ordered. So fierce were the flames the
bodies could not be rescued. The girls
had undoubtedly been murdered, after
which the house was set on fire. The
family was a very respectable one.
Tennessee Legfilatare Adjourned.
NASHVILLE, Tenn.. Sept 3.—The
senate held a short seesion and adjourned
until tomorrow morning. The honse
became excited over the resolution by
Jones of Hardman declaring that under
the constitution of the United States
the legislature had no power te abrogate
the lease contract whereby the Tennes
see Goal, Aon A Railway Co. works
state convicts. A storm of oratory fol
lowed, whioh continued for hours with'
oat result when the bodv adinnrr,^
onto 2 o'clock.
Waterspont Ofl Now Jeraey.
ASBUBI PABX,N.J., Sept 6.—^Visit**.!
who joprnnyed to the Beaoh yqatotiL-!
to watch the unusually heavy'seawZI
^^itnessed Bfttl
shore. About 9 olock the wind w«.l
blowing furiously!
fron* the northeM^
Suddenly the sea at a spot near shmi
was unusually agitated. and as the ev«.'
Of all were directed to the apot
ASBURV PARK, N. J., Sept 6.—-A
heavy rain storm and high seas have
oaused much damage along the Rev
Jersey coast. The bluff at Long Branoh
has bt-en eaten away in many places and
the bulkheads badly shattered, espe
cially in front of the Ootagoa Hotel. At
Seaoright the Highland Beach Bailroad
tracks are inundated. Iu this village
streets are washed out, while in the
lowlands near here the first floors of
dwelling houses are flooded.
The Fire at The Dalles.
THE DALLES, Ore., Sept. 3.—Asa re
suit of yesterday's disastrous fire about
one third of this oity is in ashes and not
less than 1,000 people are homeless.
Eighteen blocks are totally oonsumedi
The Vogt blook, the operahouse, the
Methodist and Baptist and Congrega
tional Churches. Gibbons, MoAllister &
Go's, large implement warehouse and
the stores of Filloon Bros. & Fitzger
ald, together with five or six hundred
residences, are now a mass of ruins.
Had the wind oontinued whioh pre
vailed during the early stage of the con.
flagration. the entire oity would have
been destroyed. Every building on
North Bluff, South Madison and Laugh
lin Streets on the west save two res
idences and the depot building, are but
a heap of ashes. The region
bou tiled by Third, Washington,
Bluff and Union Streets with the excep
tion of the brick schoolhouse and resi
dence of George Bush, is blaokened
ruins. Not much less than a million
dollars worth of property has gone up
in flames. Fortunately the Cosmopoli
tan and Umatilla were saved, and these
hotels furnished shelter last night for
hundreds whom the fire rendered home
less. Others found lodging in houses
of more fortunate neighborhoods and
others spent the night outside keeping
watch over what had been rescued from
the flames. It is impossible to make
any estimate of what the amount
of insurance covering the burned
burned property. Many are badly
crippled while others are ruined finan
cially. So far as learned onlv one seri
ous accident occurred. J. P. Fitzger
ald was badly burned about the hands,
arms aud breast. Early yesterday the
mayor placed the city under martial
law, which prevailed during the entire
night. A number of suspioious charac
ters were caught larking around and
were jailed until this. morning,
when they were ordered to leave the
city. The militia and deputy sheriffs
were withdrawn early today. The
mayor has appointed a committee to re
ceive contributions for those in need
No outside aid has been invoked. Loss,
at 0 tonight, was placed at $665,000. It
is thought that these figures will be in
creased. Insurance, so far, $275,000.
Front in South Dakota.
YANKTON, S. D., Sept 3.—Quite a
heavy frost gathered last night, but tfye
damage to corn is practically nothing.
It is feared, however, that oorn may
have been hurt some further north.
GRAND KAPIDS, Minn., Sept. 3 —A
very heavy frost is reported this morn
ing, the first killing one of the season,
and it apparently covered a large area
northwestward. However, in this vicin
ity only garden truck in most exposed
places lias been affected.
OWATONNA, Sept 3.—A heavy frost
came last irght, killing the oorn. Not
more than hulf the corn is matured.
SAUK KAPIDS, Sept 3.—A heavy
white frost fell in this vicinity last
night doing much damage to corn and
NEW RICHMOND, Wis., Sept. 3.—The
farmers report the most severe frost of
the season this morning. Much dam
age was done and especially to corn and
buckwheat orops in this section of
country. These orops are a total fail
ure in the county north of here.
BOONE, la., Sept 3.—A very sharp
frost this morning has injured vegeta
tion in this vicinity.
waterspont formed and began moriiw'
seaward in a southeasterly direotion
The volume of water was billon?
shaped and was fully 800 feei
hign. There wer« no vesadi
in its traok but Tyler Emmons, a flshei.
man, narrowly esoaped being oaught br
the mountain of water. He saw it an.
proaching and pulled his boat out of ths
way of the Bwirlingoolumtt whioh nasBed
within 100 yards of him. The water
spout left in its wake a broad traok oi
foaming water and the inooming break
ers rolled mountain high for half an
hour after the spout disappeared.
Storms and High Seaa.
In Or
EMMBTTSRUBQ, la., Sept 3!—Heavy
frost is prevailed in this section last
night. Com is damaged considerably.
Valuable Horses Burned.
WAISRIOTO, WiB., Sept 3.—The sale
barns of Dr. N. S. Valerius & Co., im
porters of horses burned morning-
Can You Find the Word?
The loss will reaoh $65,000, with an in
Bnrance of $20,000. The horses burned I
lnolude several valuable Clydesdales
recently imported from Sootland. Not*
one was saved. Dr. Valerions, who ist.
at Lacrosse, had twelve horses there on^"
•t 4
jnch display advertisement^
Sf' this week, which has no two^
words alike except one word. The samel#
F®" new one appearine each week,
from The Dr. Harter Medicine Co. Thisv'?
AOUM places a "Orescent" on everything
they make and publish. Look for fLama
them the name of the word and ther will
rtarnyon aooi, BKAUTHTOL I

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