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ST-*"- ii^/'AiAV» T» ?J/ l.iVv/ 'ilXV''- »•••.•— .• wvrn jsess? SWEWBY FLAMES CAiffl SeriousFires Have Raged Four Days in the Vicinity of Rapid City. Three Hundred Hen Fought Hard to Keep the Town From Destruction. Great Loss of Life and Property in the Vicinity of gi Winnipeg. RAPID CITY, S. D., Oct 6.—Serious fires have been raging north and south of this city for four days, and -the cit izens are exhausted from fighting the flames to save their homes. All night 800 men made a desperate fight against the line of fire approaching from the Qorth and finally succeeded in. saving the town, though many farm houses were burned. The fire had approached within two miles of Rapid City. It had been burning for four days ih the heaviest timbered part of the Black Hills. It was swept toward Rapid Oity in a solid sheet of flame two miles wide. From various points in Nebraska oome reports of various 'fires. Much farm property has been destroyed, but as far as known no lives have beenlost. Much stock has perished. 'The Woods and prairie are very dry, no rain having fallen for two months. Guards have been placed on all the.high hills to give warning on the approach of fire. FATAII PRAIRIE FIRE. Dwth and Devastation In tha FrotlnM of Manitoba. WINNIPEG, Man., Oct. 5.—The prairie fire Which raged aU over. the country Saturday, fanned and driven by a gale of Irind, died out during the night and the morning sun dawned upon a terri ble scene of death and devastation, farmhouses, implements, crops and livestock were everywhere consumed and many farmers lost their al% A most lamentable story comes from Beauzjgur, 40 mileB east of this city, where two women and five children were burned to death. Fire came upon their house, which was in the woods, from two directions simultaneously and shut off all means of escape. Only a few charred remains were found. There were many narrow escapes. Carcasses of horses, cattle-rind sheep are lying all over the district and a number of families of foreigners are Homeless and Utterly Destitute. AtB&got, 75 miles west, the Canadian Pacific railroad station and seven cars, the Dominion Grain company's elevator with 20,000 bushels of wheat, a number of stores, a cold storage warehouse and Farmer Waldron's farm buildings and crops were totally destroyed. The little town was practically wiped out of ex istence. At Stony Mountain fire ran up to the Canadian Pacific railroad platform, where, by desperate efforts, its progress was stayed. Much hay and grain was consumed in this district. In the Lake Francis district north west of the city there was also exten sive' destruction of crops. A young farmer named Markham was terribly burned while Trying to 8m Hla Property. At Oakland on the Portage branch of the Northern Pacific railroad, several hundred cords of wood and thousands of tons of hay were licked up. Just southwest of this city there is a large hay marsh-and fire was driven over this, consuming everything in its course. Nearly every farmer lost his hay and many also lost their grain and imple ments. There were large bands of horses and cattle pasturing on the marsh and the charred carcasses of the animals dot the ground every few paces. Jack rabbits and prairie chick ens were also destroyed. The people in this district were anxious for some hours as it was feared that the fire would come into the suburbs where many valuable residences are located. timely change of the wind averted this impending danger. DANTTEROUS TO NAVIGATION. Lake Captains Report Pausing Through Dense Clouds of Smoke. CHICAGO, Oct. 5.—Captains of incom ing vessels reported havingpasitd through vast clouds of smoke from for est fires at the foot of Lake Michigan and the head of lake Hum The smoke is so dense that navigation is be coming dangerous, vessels being com pelled to pick their way through the channels in the straits with all light houses, lightships and buoys being hid from view by the clouds of smoke. Four Fishermen Drowned. .. NEW YOBK, Oct. 5.—Four men in the employ of Hennesey Bros., fisherman of North Long Branoh, N. J., were drowned while about their work, about 100 yards off shore. Three other men who were with them were rescued. The men had started for the ponnd nets, a juile and a half out, when their boat was struck and overturned by a heavy Tea New Case* One Death. MOBILE, Ala., Sept. 80.—The noon report of the board of health showed the effect of theexoessive hot weather of the pastsixdaya. The number of new cases recorded for the pastS4 hours was ten and one death was annouoed. IC—tltntl—al TRXirrOW, M. fj, ^indicate tM to the K^ ooostitutibnhave defeated intheeleotfonheldin bate duringthe daij.At lio'dook |th« returns at kattdihftw the vote to be 4.400 for and 20,000 agates*. sif.'Sj!" v'~y A..'^ SP^'. IPUXMPi x&e&sssmm MIHUUTE THE MECCA. Meaty of Pood Shore far Alaska Mtaen flald Bo Sold Also. N«w YOBK, Oct. 5.—Edward H. Hamilton, a correspondent of Tho Journal, writes from Fort Yukon* Alaska, as follows: Dawson must move. It must leave the mines and bend all its energies to getting where it can fill its stomach. That is certainly the condition shown •t Fort Yukon. Unless there should be a miracle or rain no laden steamer can reach the golden city of the Klondike until loxt summer, nine or ten long months from now. All these miners and hangers on about the skirts of fortune who have not sufficient supplies for the winter must cease their search for gold and enter upon a search for the more precious "grub," leaving fortune when it is just within grasp., It means disappointment for thou sands, but thei alternative is starvation. Coming up the river are four steam ers and two barges all heavily loaded. They probably will be able to reach Fort Yukon. They certainly will he able to reach Mihnute. With an ordin ary season there will be provisions enough for shousands at Mihnute and Fort Yukon.' Shelter Aim) Scarce. Reaching the provisions may ne no matter of great difficulty, but the ques tion of shelter is a serious one. There will be no shelter ready for Dawson em igrants here or at Mihnute.: The present Fort Yukon consists of a trader's house and store, a small Epis oopal mission school and a half dozen cabins. Mihnute is merely a mushroom growth of the last few weeks. There area few, miners' cabins, one store, and the, rest' is a matter of tents and ohm** Houses are plenty at Cirole Oity. Houses which were deserted when the wondrous strike on the glmnKlro drove men mad. The question is, so far as Circle City is concerned, can late steam ers get to Fort "Yukon? Mihnute a Rich Field. As for Mihnute', its fortune is all to make. One believer declares its indica tions are better than ever Eldorado or Bonanza was. Still another brings a tale of 122 ounces of course gold, something over (2,000, taken out after drifting of only eight days. The fact, is enough bed rock has not yet been worked to tell the tale of the camp aright. RAIL AND WATER ROUTE. Un Than a Hundred Miles of Road to Connect Dawson aud Vancouver. SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 5.—The con struction of a railroad from Vancouver, or from some point'east of that place on the Canadian Pacific line, to Dawson City and the Klondike country in gen eral will not be a very difficult oi ex pensive undertaking, in the opinion of Gollingwood Schrieber of Ottawa, who is now in this city. He has arrived with a party of Ottawa people including E. Necomb, deputy minister of justice. In discussing the building of a road to Dawson, Mr. Schrieber said: "Two surveys an now being made from different points on the Canadian Pacific. The latter company is making one of the surveys and the government is making the other. It will be neces sary to build only 00 miles of railroad to make a good rail and water route from the Canadian Pacific to Dawson City. The railway can be operated the year round, but during the winter months the water route will not be open for steamers. LONDONERS ARE INTERESTED. British Newspapers Comment on the New York flection. LONDON, Oct 5.—The newepapers here generally pay muoh attention to the New York political campaign, pub lishing long articles, dispatches and ed itorials on the snbjeot. The Globe says: "Juding from The Times dispatch, Henry George will be the next mayor. The Americans do not exceed a quarter of the whole population, and the Euro pean anarchists, socialists, Italians, Poles, Hungarians and Russians, aU the very lowest of their race, will 'support this man, whose childish economics and wild theories are detested in every cap ital in Europe. These being the people who" sway publio opinion, it is the height of absurdity to rave about blood being thicker than water." The Pall Mall Gazette's article, writ ten by an American, concludes with stating that Tammany will wln. To Increase the German Bear Tag. BERLIN, Sept. 80.—The Vossische Zeitung says the government is taking steps to introduce a bill to increase the beer tax three fold. No.ttpriiiNot Contract.' CHICAGO, Sept 80.—The board of trade voted on a proposed amendment to the rules, which made No.%sprihg wheat deliverable on contract after Jan uary next After a lively fight, the proposition was overwhelmingly de feated, the vote standing 828 far and Mttagtinit. OSHKOBH, Wis., Sept 80.-Ex-Banker T. O. Shove of Manitowoc, who was convicted of illegal banking and sen tenced to pay a fine of 94,100 or spend four months in jail here, has com pleted his sentence and has been re* leased. Prison San day Appointed. SX. PAUL, Sept 80.—Sunday, Oct. 24, trill be observed as prison Sunday, and 'Ifeoretary Hart of the state board of jorxeotions and dsuitles, has prepared a circular to be sent to about 600 min isters throughoutthestate asking for their op-operation. Three Children Perished. ALMA, Neb, Sept .80.—The farm house of A. L. Gordon, five miles from here, burned during the night Three children, aged 8,10 and 18 years* who if house, perished la the Chicago General Railway Com pany Will Resist Paying fori'/ Franchise,. Jhv. 'v Claiming the City Has No Bight to More Than a Car Li cense Fee. Same Principle Wonld Apply to All Other Corporations Using the Streets. «s, CHICAGO, Oct 4.—C. C. Bonney, nom inally for the General Railway com pany, of which he is president, but re ally in the interests of the Yerkes lines and the Chicago Oity Railway compa ny, has filed a brief in the supreme oourt of Illinois in which he boldly at tacks the right of a city or other munic ipal corporation to demand compensa tion, more than a license on the oars run, from a street car company, in con sideration of being allowed, the use of 'public streets. The brief was filed in .the appeal of the Chicago General company from the suit of the city, in which the letter seeks to oollect the $500 a mile compensation Which is agreed on in the former's franchise ordinance. Its scope.is much wider than this, however, as the prin ciple set up is that the city cannot de mand any such compensation in any case. If the supreme court should wuhtin Mr. Bonnets position, its decision would apply to the ordinances extend ing the existing street car franchises under the Allen law, when they are in* troduced in the city council, as they soon will be. Mr. Bonney's argument applies to gas, telephone and other franchises as well as those of the street car compa nies. RIDICULE, THE INJUNCTION. Union Pacific Receivers Not to be Re strained by State Authorities. DENVER, Oct. 4.—A special to The Times from Omaha says: Local officers and railroad men ridicule the idea that the injunction of the district court at Denver, directed to the recovers of the Union Pacifio here, restraining them from selling the read estate of the com pany, as ordered by the general court on account of the olaims of the heirs of ex-Governor Evans, can prevent the sale. No attention will be paid to the order, he said. The local sheriff has served the papers, however, and says that the Denver courr will find a way of enforcing its decrees, at least as far as disposing of real estate in Colorado is concerned. GOVERNOR'S WIFE ON TRIAL Hw. Atkinson of West Virginia Chsrged 'With Forgery* WHEELING, W. Va., Oct. 4.—The case of Mrs. Myrah Atkinson, wife of Gov ernor Atkinson, on the charge of for gery was begun during the day in the circuit court of Gilmore county. The case grows out of along standing dis pute over the large estate of her first husband, Judge G. D. Camden. The indictment was brought shortly before Mrs. Camden's marriage to Governor Atkinson. Her claim is that the papers alleged to be forgeries are not such that she, at the time of the alleged forgery, wan managing her invalid hus band's business and that all receipts and other papers were signed for Mm by her. She also alleges that the pres ent prosecution is apart of the effort of other claimants to the estate to humili ate and persecute her. Mrs. Atkinson's attorney entered a geneial demurrer to the indintmow^ which was at once set for argument. If the demurrer is overruled the trial will begin at once.. CUT OFF HALF A SECOND. Record for a Competition Mile Lowered by Star Pointer. SPRiNon^i/}, Ills., Oct. 4.—In a race at the Illinois state fair grounds Star Pointer not only maintained his reputa tion as the king of pacers by beating Joe Patchen, but he also lo^gred the world's pacing recssd in a raCe by half a second, making ^he third heat in 3:00)£, the record in a race having been 8:01 which Star Pointer made on Sept. ltt at Indianapolis, when he defeated Joe Patchen. The record for 1897 for stallions was also broken by William Penn in the first heat of the free-for-all trot, he making the mile in 2K7 Will Take Old Strikers Baek. BUTLBB, Ind., Oct. 6.—During the railroad strike of 1884 large numbers of Wabash employe* were laid off and their applications for reinstatement have not been heeded. It is now given out here thatfall the old men will be taken back as rapidly as possible. This will mean the reinstatement of several hundred men over the entire system. Swift Old Men. BUTTE, Mont., Oct. 6.—The 100-yard footrace for the world's championship for men over 60 years of age was run rt the race track hoe in the presence of a large crowd. The only contestants were John Moore of Manchester, Eng., and Tim Kennedy of Halifax, N. 8. Moore won by about afoot in 12)^ seconds. New Balldiag tar the California V. SAN FBANCUOO, Oct. 5.—The archi tects of the worUL have been invited to enter a.oompetition for the 'new build ings of the University pf California. Models and maps of the ground will be placed at various accessible points in Europe and America and ample time will be allowed for the preparation of daeione mwi 'i vAllERICAN MISSIONARY AS?*. Programme of the Fifty-first Anaaal Meeting at Minneapolis Oot. 10 toIL MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. !i. —The fifty-first annual meeting of the American Mis* sionary association will be held here Oct. 10*21. Tuesday afternoon, Oct. IV, the presidential address willbedeliv* ered by the Rev. Merrill E. Gates, Ph. D., LL. D. of Amherst, Mass., and the annual survey will be read by the lie v. Elijah Horr, D. D., of Newton, Mass. Tuepday a suraon will be delivered by the Rev. James W. Cooper of New Britain, Conn. Wednesday morning there will be an address on the Chinese work by Rev. G. Huntington of Northfield, Minn. on Indian work by President E.. D. Eaton of Beloit college, Wis., and Professor Fred B. Riggs, and missionary addresses by Rev. L. L. Taylor of Cleveland, O., and the Rev. Alexander R. Thain, Chi cago. In the afternoon there will be addresses by Rev. Cornelius Pat ton of Duluth, Rev. C. G. Up dike, Rev. H. A, Bridgman of Boston, and in the ovening Rev. J. G. Burgess of Crow Agency, Mon., on In dian, work Rev. O. W. Green of Cor bin, Ky., on work among the Southern highlandes Rev. Secretary G. H. Gut terson of Boston and Rev. J. E. Tuttle, Worcester, Mass. Thursday morning mountain missions fcill be .considered by the Rev. Clarence Swift of Lansing, Mich. Southern Church work, by Rev. Williayi M. Har rows, of Rockford, Ills., and: finances, by Hon. Rodney Dennis, of Hartford, Conn. A woman's meeting will be held and addresses delivered by Miss F. Hub bard, Knoxville, Colo., Miss Flora Crane, Miss Ella Worden, Mrs. E. S. Williams, Mrs. F. C. Ellis and Miss Ev ans. Thursday evening the concluding ad dresses will be delivered by Rev. Will iam E. Griffis, D. D., and President M. E. Gates of Amherst. TO TRY THE INJUNCTION. Chicago Street Railway Employes Will Tty to Work the Combination. CHICAGO, Oct. 2.—There will be np strike on the lines of the Chicago City Railway company—at least not at the present time. The meeting called for midnight was not largely attended, and .there was moreover-a crowd of con servatives present who were against any. attempt to strike. At the suggestion of E. V. Debs, the aid of court injunctions will probably be invoked by the union. The presi dent of the Social Democracy declares the first opportunity has come for labor to use the restraining order which has been the weapon of capital in the past. Interference with he formation or maintenance of a union of employes is forbidden by the Illinois statutes, and it is proposed to make a legal test with the street car company. •M«yor HarrUo«i and Magnates Confer. Mayor Harrison made an effort dur ing the afternoon to settle the threat ened strike of street railway employes by bringing the officers of the company and the men together but failed. For half an hour the mayor was in'confer ence with President Wheeler and Superintendent Bowen. President Wheeler absolutely refused to confer with representatives of the Sueet Car Men's union. He said there was no reason for meeting the men as there was nothing to discuss with them. The mayor appealed to the street car magnates to take the discharged em ployes back for the sake of peace and added that unless the company settled its differences with the menlt need ex pect no favor from the. present city ad ministration. The officials were obdu rate and served notioe on the mayor that the moment a strike was declared the company would attempt to run its cars with new men and that the city would be expected to furnish adequate police protection. THE STREETS OF PULLMAN. Chicago Claims Jurisdiction, and There Will Be Much Legal Trouble. CHICAGO, Oct.).—The city of Chicago will probably take possession of the streets in the town of Pullman. Cor poration Council Thornton has decided that the publio has the same right in, on and under these streets that it has with the otl^er publio thoroughfares in the city. The decision is expected to give Chicago possession of between 10 and 15 miles of improved streets in Pull man. The opinion has been sent to Com missioner of Publio Works McGann. It is positive, definite and brief. It holds that an actual platting or written dedication to the public is not necessary to make the streets publio property, for the reason that the Pullman company has treated them as publio thorough fares for many years. A legal fight with Pullman's palace car company and the Pullman land as sociation, both of which are interested, may ensue, as the company officials claim the sole jurisdiction over the streets, and up to the present have not had their authority questioned. lled Her Children and Herself. NEW YORK, Oct. 2.—A woman and her four children were found dead by asphyxiation in the West Shore hotel, Forty-second street and Fifth avenve. The woman had evidently kUled her children and committed suicide. They were registered as "Mrs. Caroline Rizinius, West Point, and four chil dren." Indnstrioas Hoad Agents. MILTON, Cal., Oot. 2.—Shortly after 1 p. m. three stages traveling from Angels camp to this place were held up by two masked highwaymen and robbed. The robbers secured several hundred dollars' from the passengers. Bl«h Gold Strike In Calarada. OUBAY, Colo., Oot. 2. —A rich gold strike has bete made on- PMsotfl moun tains in the Snsffels district by O. J. Davis and Thomas Dpwner. The vein' is wide and continuous and rufcs thou sands «f defiaisle the Mat. I A 1897 OCTOBER. 1807 So. Mo. Tu. We. Th. Fri. Sit. IS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 4 *r UPPER IOWA CONFERENCE. The Dubuque Meeting Promises to be Large and Interesting. DUBUQUE, la., Oct. 2.—The uppei Iowa conference of the Methodist Epis copal church will meet in this city Oct. 6. The representation is expected to be the largest of any conference held in the state, not only because of im portant church matters to come up, but on account of the probable trial of the Rev. Scott of Waterloo. Scott eloped with a member of his flook, was ar rested with her in Indiana, brought back to Iowa and tried for abduction. His defense was insanity,' and he was so adjudged and seiit to the asylum at Independence,- Where he' has since been. Scott's opponents insist he is not insane and is permitted to occupy a cottage with his wife. His Mends, however, have the statement of Dr. Hill, super intendent of the asylum, that Scott ia really insane, and, though his insanity is of a mild typie, there is no probability of his ever recovering. BRIEF BITS OF NEWS. The condition of General Neal Dow ie unchanged. General Baquedano, commander-in chief of the Chilian army, is dead. The Japan railroad bureau- has or dered 20 locomotives from the United Arrangement^ for the construction of the Duluth-Wiiinipeg air line have been completed. Robert Von Wyck, a free silverito, has been nominated for mayor of New York by Tammany. James T. Drummond, a prominent and wealthy citizen of St. Louis and president of the Drummond Tobacco company of that city, is dead. One hundred and forty gallons' oi whisky, brandy, gin and wine was seized by customs inspectors at Seattle on the steamship Alta, due to sail to Alaska. Chicago is to be a permanent station and rendezvous for the enlistment of men for the naval service, and tem porary rendezvous for a similar purpose are to be established at various places in the Northwest. After along contest in the courts and several conflicts between the citizens oi the interested cities,, the head offices of the Modern Woodmen of America have been removed from Fulton to Rock Isl and, Ills. LATEST MARKET BEP0BT. ducks, 1 Milwankee Grain. MILWAUKEE, Oct WHEAT—No. 1 Norther a, 90o No. 8 spring, 88c December, 87^a CORN—No. 3, 27c. OATS—No. 2 white, 21XQ33KO. BARLEY No. 4 42 sample on track, 27942o. Minneapolis Grain. MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. l. WHEAT—October closed at 87c De cember, 8tSfto May, 87Jfo. On Traos No. 1 bard. &0 No. 1 Northern, 87J£o No. 2 Northern, 833£o. Duluth Grain. DULCTH, Oot WHEAT—Cash No. 1 hard, 8Uo No. 1 Northern, 87o No. 2 Northern, 83o No. a spring, 790 rejected. 700780 •a arrive, No. 1 hard, 8Jc, No 1 North ern. 87c October No. 1 Nortaern. 87j^c Deoember No. 1 Northern, -8tfJ£e May No. 2 Northern, 8834a Poultry, Batter and Sggs. CHICAGO, Oct 1. Live poultry, steady. Turkeys, OOLOO chickens, 8c spring chlckerffc 8 a 8Jtfc. 80 Butter, firm. Creanr sries, 15@8:3j dairies, ISOltto. Kggs, steady fresh, 14c. St. Paul Union 8took Yards. SOOTH ST. PAUL, Oct. l. HOGS—Market 60iOo higher. Range of prioes, 8.87^(34.40. CATTLE—Market for good cattle dull eommon stuff very dull. Sales ranged at $8.45(18.01) for stookers 98.90 for steers 92-0042.85 for oows 94.00 @4.85 for calves. SHEEP—Market steady. Muttons, 93.00 lambs, 94.S0. Receipts: Hogs, 800 cattle^ 200 calves, 10 sheep, 200. Chicago Onion Stock l'wds. CHICAOO, Oct. 1. HOQS— Market active and 6o higher than yesterday. Sales ranged at H05.Vi94.40 for light 88.9504.86 for mixed 93 7004.85 for heavy 98.46.did. 70 for rough. CATTLE—Market quiet and barely steady Saies ranged at 98.9035.40 for beeves firstname.lastname@example.org for oows and heifers 9&8i(i 8.00 for Texas steer* 18.104.22.168 for weso eras 9&U0(9t.86 for stojfcer* aud feeders. SHEEP—Market steady. Sales ranged at 9B.email@example.com for native sheep 93.0008.95 for Westerns 98.250 6.40 for lambs. Beoelpts: Hogs, 28,000 cattle, 5,000 sheep, 16,000. Chicago Grain and Previsions. CLOSING PKICKS. CHICAOO, Oefc 1. WHEAT—October 88}fo December, 90Mo old, 87*(o January. 87#6 May, CORN —October, 27Xo Deoember, 29K 099*0 May, 8BX0UXO. OA! $—October iPXo Deoember. Mftn May, 88*e. FORK—Oetobsr, I&15 Deoembar. 19.98 January, 9U11 KEAL DOW IS DEAD. Vfcmous Prohibitionist Passes Peacefully Away at His Main* Home. PORTLAND, Me., Oot. 4.—Neal Dow, the famous prohibitionist* died at 8:80 GENERAL NEAL DOW. p. m. Go has been gradually sinking for the p«i3t three or four days, and had for the 2i houxfe previous to his death been unconscious most of the time. General Dow was born in Portland in 1804, and in Portland he lived all his life, in the house he built for his bride. He came from Quaker stock and was educated among Friends. General Dow spent most of his life in the cause of temperance, laboring not only in his own state, but in many others, and at times in England and in Canada. More than 40 years ago, when he was mayor of Portland, he drew up the first prohibition law, and from that time until the day of his death he defended it against efforts to disparage its workings, to repeal it or to. weaken it by compromise, and la bored to extend its provisions beyond the community where it originated. General Dow entered the army as colonel of the Thirteenth Maine volun teers. He received t\f wounds in ser vice and was also a prisoner at Libby prison. HEALTH BOARDS EFFICIENT. Dr. Gniteras Says Up-to-Date Methods Have Been Used to Check Yellow Fever. Sr. Louis, Mo., Oct. 4.—Dr. Guiteras, employed by the government as an ex V-'ft on yellow fever, is registered at the Southern. "I have visited Biloxi, Ocean Springs, Scranton, Cairo, Vicksburg, Mobile, Memphis, the northern parishes of Lou isiana and New Orleans," said he, "and I can say that the present yellow fever epidemic is of average severity. I found the health boards in the infected di»« tricts efficient, and they are using up to-date science. It is owing to these scientific methods of operating in the affected districts that the scourge has been kept from spreading more than it has." Dr. Guiteras says St. Louisans need have no fear of the fever, as it is too late in the season for the scourge to gain a foothold here. SPREADING bVER THE CITY. Bich and Poor Alike Now Being Strickon at New Orleans. NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 4.—This was again something of a record breaking day in the matter of new cases. They cropped up in all directions, but the death record was still low. The fever is rapidly spreading in many directions but the large majority of cases are of a harmless type. The weather is warm and the conditions excellent for new cases. There were deaths and 24 new cases during the day. The most important new case is Rev. Warner, the pastor of the rioh Trinity church. His case is a mild one. Rich and poor alike have been stricken and the board of health reports seem to show that the best drained and kept streets have as many cases as those which are mimi« sanitation. For a Uniform Quarantine.' NEW ORLEAM, Oct. 4.—Governor Foster has telegraphed the governors of Texas and Mississippi asking them to meet him in conference in the interest of uniformity of quarantine regulations. INDIGNATION RUNS HIGH. Young Hen Capslse a Boat ond Eorsake Their Lady Companions. HAMILTON, Ala., Oct. 4.—While re turning from a party six people in a boat were thrown into the Buttahatchie river and four were drowned. Those drowned were: Miss Lizzie Smith, Belle Key, Mary Swearingen and Ella Phillips. Their escorts. Roberr and John Wright, brothers, who caused the boat to capsize by rooking it, saved their own lives. Feeling is so bitter against the two men that they have left town. Orakaals Again Gathering. BOMBAY, Oct. 4.—Advices received here from Gulistan say the Orakzais are again gathering in sorce in theKuh anki valley, prepared to resist the ad vance of the British troops, while bands of Mamozais have arrived five miles west of Khaganbaroo. In addition the Afridis are moving on the Khyper pass, fend the telegraph wires from there to Hangu have once more been out. The Chamkanis are also raiding. Selling the Taylor Lands. MILBAKK, S. D., Oct. 4—Land Com missioner Lockhart is over the state selling the lands the state took of ex State Treasurer Taylor in its settlement with him. The commissioner has sold 240 acres of unimproved land in Rob erts county for $15 an acre. This shows land values are very firm and rapidly advancing Children Mysteriously Hissing. MARINKTTK, Wis., Oot. 4.— Cecil and Willie Cummings, two small children aged 7 and .2 years respectively, mysteriously disappeared from home Thjarsday and have not since been heard ol. Grave fears are entertain^! for their saifeiy, ami it is thought have Ih*u ku'.U4M»*i. 1 wmw -"'ity f. fl .iff' it "i v"' ^Vii I I' .v tii'.-/ .'•V •.