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THE NEWS DIGEST.
Interesting News of the Week
Boiled Down and
Classified.
THE NATION'S CAPITAL.
Supt. Frankland, of the school census
bureau, has reported to the hoard of educa
tion that his enumeration of the population
of Chicago, just completed, shows that itcon
tains 1,205,993 souls.
PEOPLE OF NOTE.
William Dunlap of Milwaukee has been
elected president of the National Amateur
Press association, in session at Indianapo
lis. The next meeting will be held at Boston.
MINOR ACCIDENTS.
The business portion of Creighton, Neb.,
was destroyed by fire. Loss, $20,000. The
town had no water to fight the fire.
The big warehouse on the Brooklyn water
front, New York, known as Watson's store
and leased by Messrs. Bartlett Jt Green, was
badly damaged by fire. Loss SIOO,OOO.
Bradley Barton & Co's woolen manufacto
ry at Pittsburg burned. Loss $75,000,
fully insured. Four firemen were seriously
injured by the falling walls.
The steamer Egypt, New York for Liver
pool, burned at sea. Four hundred head of
cattle perished. The crew and twenty-two
cattlemen were rescued.
The eastbound fast mail train on the Chi
cago & Northwestern railway ran on to a
side track near Malta, 111., colliding with a
freight. Several persons were injured and
the fireman of the passenger train was killed.
WAYS OF THE WICKED.
Thirty Arabs were recently killed in tie re
cent fighting at Melilla, Morocco.
An American named Rogers has been ar
rested at Tilsit for forgery. It is alleged that
his known forgeries number 160.
Thomas Oliver, a resident of Labrador, kill
ed his three children and then committed su
icide. No cause assigned.
An explosion of fire damp occurred in the
Pelissier pit at St. Etienne near Paris. It is
reported that. 120 men were killed and
thirty-five injured,
A. C. Wilson of Rushville, 111., found his
wife in company with James Denny. Wilson
shot and killed his wife snd wounded Denny,
but not seriously.
Holders of Battle Creek, Mich., mob some
drunken soldiers and drive them out of town.
The soldiers had insulted women in the
streets.
John Haaeke and Peter Throbald, aged
nineteen, engaged in a quarrel at a birthday
party in Hamilton, Ohio, and the former
stabbed the latter, death resulting in a lew
hours.
A detachment of Turkish soldiers who
were en route from their camp to a well near
Canoa. Crete, to draw water were fired upon
by a party of Christians hidden in ambush.
Five of the Turks were killed.
In Trenton, N. J., Charles Lnng, u colored
desporndo, shot Theodore Ayers, a local
colored preacher, during a quarrel about
Ayers’ wife. Lang was arrested. It is
thought that Ayers will die.
H. C. Thompson, the wealthy citizen of
Beverly, N. J., who recently attempted suicide
In the Jersey City depot, is now accused of
being a defaulter. He has held trust funds
for the Weyman estate, of which $17,000 is
not yet accounted for, and he has also had
charge of lunds of other estates.
George L. Thompson, the postmaster at
Warren, Wyo., has been requested to resign
by Postmaster General W anamaker. It is
said that Thompson has been charging five
cents each for two-cent stamps, telling the
patrons that the high rates on freight
caused the advance.
At Milwaukee, Wis., Dr. Thomas Hatchard
andhiswie, Nancy Josephine Hatchard,
who were guilty of manslaughter in perform
ing a fatal criminal operation on Minnie
Beardsley, were each sentenced, by Judge
Wallber, to four years imprisonment in the
state’s prison.
FROM FOREIGN SHORES.
It is officially announced that there have
been seventy fatal cases of Asiatic cholera in
Baku and vicinity. The heat is intense.
The disorderly Grenadier Guards have left
London for their exile in Bermuda. A troop
ship will follow with their lamilies.
The Marqnis de Leuville is to sail for the
United States and will bring suit for libel
against all papers in this country.
The crops throughout France, in the sec
tion east of the Rhone, have been destroyed
by incessant rains. The losses are esti mat
ed at 500,000,000 frays.
Twenty-three new cases and five deaths
occurred from cholera atthetownofNagask,
Japan, July 2 and 3, altogether there have
been seventeen deaths.
General satisfaction is expresses m Ottawa,
Ont„ at the attitude assumed by Lord Salis
bury in respect to the Behring sea dispute, as
evidenced in the published correspondence.
G. T. Carr, of Ocala, shot himself at Romeo,
Fla., on the eve oi his marriage to Miss Ru
bin Weston, of the lattertown, and the affair
has produced a profound sensation.
At Goshen, Ind., Hoosiers had the first
practical test of the new Australian election
law in a local election. The system was pro
nounced a success.
A new scheme is proposed to bring Great
Britain to terms in the Berhing sea contro
versy. It is to prohibit the transportation
of merchandise in bond from Canada through
the United States.
The Norwegian Bark Lloyd, Capt. Olsen,
sailed from the port of Guantanamo on the
south side of Cuba June 14, bound to
Philadelphia, with a crew of fourteen men
and 4,500 bags of sugar, and has never
ainee been heard from, and is supposed to
have been lost, together with the crew.
Steam schooner Mischief has arrived at
Victoria, B. C., from Shumigun islands with
Upward .of 13,000 seal skins, being the coast
catch of Victoria schooners which have now
entered Behring sea. The catch this year is
the best ever known. The sealers say they
feel confident that no seizure will be made
this year and the total catch will beat all
previous years.
HERE AND THERE.
The steamer B. Miller, from Baltimore, re
ports having picked up two life boats mark
ed “Charles Morland, of Five-Fathom bank
light ship/’
. So far as Montana’s eourts are concerned,
litigation over the znillione of thelate Judge
Pavis is in statu quo, and will remain so till
pet 6.
The committee of the Irieh National league
appeals to all branches to thoroughly reor
ganize and contribute to tbc central funds,
upon which heavy calls are made.
According to the censne just completed
Portland, Or., has a population 0(35,861.-
The two suburbs, East Portland and Albina,
together have a population of 15,000.
The bill providing for a postal telegraph
system is modified at the request of Jay
Gould, who wants to bid for government
business.
It is probable that the Uruguayan govern
ment will raise the customs duties 10 per
cent, and make them payable in gold, which
will be devoted to the redemption of the pa
per money.
The revolutionary movement in the Argen
tine Republic is spreadin g. One thousand
loyalist troops were killed or wounded in an
engagement with the insurgents. Gen. Roca
will resume the chief magistracy.
The village of Pennington, N. J., is excited
ovei;the disappearance of Miss Lizzie Lewis,
a school teacher, who left her boarding house
seventeen days ago to visit a friend in a vil
lage four miles away. She was last Been on
a train going toward New York.
The United States government brings a
bill of complaint against the Northern Pacif
fle and the Western Union and Northwestern
Telegraph companies charging violation of
contract.
At Mount Morris, N. Y., Miss Lizzie Long
aged twenty-six, went to sleep Sunday, July,
13, and has not yet awakened- She breathes
freely and naturally and appears to be gen
erally healthy.
Boards of trade between the Missouri
river and the Atlantic seaboard protest
against the new bill of lading which the
railroads have determined to put into effect
on the Ist: prox.
A gentleman formerly prominent in two
Republican administrations, and who is now
at Bar Harbor, intimates that the United
States is likely to annex Hayti or Santo
Domingo, and that Mr. Blaine’s views on
sugar duties have a hearing on this point.
A Dominican statesman recently paid a hur
ried visit to Mr. Blaine. Minister Douglass
returning from Hayti may have some con
nection with the matter.
THE MARKETS.
The Latest Quotations from West
ern Markets.
CHICAGO.
W hxat— No. 2 spring, 92 to 92%c.; Ne. 3
Spring, 78 to 85 c.; No. 2 red, 92 to 92V&C-
Cohk— No. 2, 33%c.
Oats— No. 2, 26%c.
Rye— No. 2,53 c.
Baulky—No. 2, nominal.
Flax Seed— No. 1, $1.45
Eggs— l 2 to 12Vfcc.
ST. PAUL.
Wheat— No. 1, hard, 90 to 91c.; No. 1,
Northern 89 to 90c.; No. 2, Northern, 86 to
87c.
Corn— No. 3, 31 c.
Oats —No. 2 mixed. 27e.; No. H white, 28 Ya
to 29V6c.; No. 3 white, 28 to 29r
Barley— No. 2, 50 to 55c.; No. 3, 40 to
45c.
Rye— No. 2. 37c.
Ground Feed— No. 1, $13.25 to 13.50.
Bran—Bulk, $9.50 to 10.
Baled Hay— No. 1, upland prairie, 89; No.
1, $8; timothy, $9.
Butter— Creamery, first; 14 to 15c., dairy,
first, 10 to 12c
MINNEAPOLIS.
Wheat —No. 1, hard. 89c.: No. 1, North
ern, 88Vbc.; No. 2, Northern, 86V4c.
Flour—Patents, sacks to local dealers,
$5.15 to 5.35; baker’s here, $3.35 to 4; red
dog sacks, $1.20 to 1.30.
Corn—Good yellow 32V4c.
Oats—Good white, 27V&C,; fair mixed, 26c.
Barley—3o to 35c.
Flax—sl.39 to 1.40.
Feed—sl3 to 13.60.
Butter— Fair to fancy creamery, 9 to 14c.;
dair.es, 7 to 14c.
MILWAUKEE.
Wheat—No. 2 Spring, 8894 to 89c.; No. 1,
Northern, 95c.
Corn —No. 3,33 c.
Oats— No. 2, white, 28145.
Rys—4B94c.
Barley— No. 2,4794 c.
Eggs —Fresh, 11c.
The Foods of the Future.
One of the savants has discovered
that there is less danger than is pop
ularly supposed of the supply of food
running short, for the reason that
when our country becomes densely
populated we shall be able to get our
fat food from trees. As for our “floor
foods” the outlook is still better.
“Land that gives 100 pounds of po
tatoes,” he says, “will yield more
than 4,000 pounds of bananas, and
three acres of bananas will supply
twenty-five men.”
This statement ought to attract
the attention of our farmers an-1 set
them to raising bananas. They
would need boat-houses, of course,
and the culture would be costly as
compared with the culture in lands
to which the banana is native, but
with a sufficiently heavy duty the
foreign grown banana could be shut
out and the home market secured
for the AnUrican producer. Just
where the consumer would get the
money to pay for the home-grown
banana is a question of some diffi
culty, but the protective theory
does not concern itself with such
problems.—Detroit Free Press.
Mr. Flagler’s Floating Palace.
This year every man who lives near
the Sound and who can afford the lux’
ury is investing in a yacht. The
craft range in every conceivable va
riety, from catboats to Mr. Flagler’s
new floating palace, the Alicia, which,
by the way, is the sensation of the
yachting world just at present. She
is lying off Larchmont with a big
crew of men aboard. Everything
about the boat is spick and span new,
Mr. Flagler has had a large office
fitted up aboard the Alicia, where he
can transact some of the business of
the Standard Oil company on his
way to and from New York when he
feels in the humor. There is a type
writer in the cabin and a commodi
ous desk for the use of the million
aire’s secretary. The spectacle of a
Standard Oil magnate starting the
business of the day while taking his
daily trip from Larchmont to New
York in his yacht belongs to the
present day history of York.
CAIJGHT ON ABRIDGE
Three Children Killed by a
Locomotive at Patter
son, N. J.
Salvadorians Come Ont Vic
torious in the Struggle
With Guatemalans.
Paterson, N. J., July 29.—A horrible
slaughter occurred on* the Erie railroad
bridge over the Passaic river to-night. Five
children returning from a blackberry expe
dition into Bergen county started to cross
the bridge on their way to River street,
where all resided in a large tenement.
When nearly across the bridge, which is
without rail or footpath, the children saw
a train approaching on the west-bound
track. They stepped upon the east-bound
track to escape, but failed to notice a fast
passenger train which just then, with
whistle screaming, came rushing toward
them. Escape was impossible unless they
jumped into the river, fifty feet below. The
children were paralyzed with fear, and
crouched together directly before the ap
proaching train.
The engineer saw them, but dared not ap
ply the brakes too suddenly, as that course
might have sent the train through the
bridge. It was an awful morfient. People
on the banks of the river shouted to the
children to get between the tracks, bnt their
cries were useless. In an instant the heavy
locomotive struck the group of little ones
and hurled three of them upon the other
track dead. The engineer was almos* over
come at the appalling sight. He had
strength left, however, to stick to his post
and stop the train as soon as it had crossed
the trestle. The passengers left the cars to
ascertain the cause of the stoppage of the
train, and strong men and women felt a
sick’ly feeling creeping over them as the re
mains of the three slaughtered children met
their gaze.
Jennie Drews, aged thirteen; Nellie War
ren, aged ten, and Mamie Warren, her sis
ter. aged eight, were dashed to death. Jane
Warren, a.'ed thirteen, was frightfully in
jured, and Willie Warren was hurled into
into the river, where he was found alive in
about a foot of water. The Warren chil
dren all belonged to the same family. The
two injured children will probably, re
cover.
FOUGHT ELEVEN BATTLES,
Salvadorians Come Out Victorious in the
Straggle With Guatemalans.
City of Mexico, July 29.—Geronimo Hon,
agent of San Salvador, says in the eleven
battles delivered to date, the Salvadorians
have come out victorious. The rest of the
Guatemalan army is fleeing in all direc
tions towards the interior and not a single
Guatemalan soldiers left on the frontier.
A revolution against Barrillashas broken
out in the Eastern department. Several
well known generals head it. and the down
fall of the present Guatemalan government
is considered more than probable. Barril
las is pleading for foreign intervention in
bis behalf.
A private telegram to a commercial house
in this city states that in Saturday’s battle
the Salvadorians were defeated by the Gua
temalans, and sustained a loss of sixty
killed, two hundred wounded and a large
number of prisoners. The Guatemalan loss
was very light.
TROOPS FROM AMERICA.
Kansas City, July 29.—A New York dis
patch states that an ex-colonel of the Sev
enth Missouri infantry has offered to the
Republic of Guatemala to raise and equip
3,000 recruits within two weeks if $30,000 be
placed in bank in New York to the credit
of trustees and to be held as a guaran
tee. Two ex-officers of the Seventh
Missouri infantry live here. One of them
is Capt. Thomas H. Phelan. He says that
the persons connected with the matter were
now in this city, but he would give no
information concerning them. In a few
days he would be at liberty to make public
some correspondence on the matter. The
captain declined to say whether he was con
nected with the matter in any way.
WAR AT AN END.
The Argentine Republic Succeeds in Put
ting Down the Revolution.
London, July 29. —The Argentine legation
in London to-night received the following
telegram from Buenos Ayres, signed by
Finance Minister Garcia:
The government is completely victorious. The
mutineers have capitulated, and will deposit
their arms in the arsenal. All the rebellious
superior officers will be dismissed and separated
from the service. The troops will return to
their quarters, commanded by loyal officers.
The forces mobilized by the government are re
turning to the provinces. The political situa
tion Is thoroughly consolidated. The city and
the whole country are quiet.
It is officially announced that the Eng
lish government lias received a telegram
from Buenos Ayres, saying that the govern
ment has triumphed and that all is over.
The Times received dispatches previous
to the above, in which it was stated that
the squadron had been firing upon the
government house, but had ceased lor want
of ammunition. The last dispatch stated
that the Union Civica troops were quieter
and more disposed to disarm.
HELD UP WITH REVOLVERS.
Two Masked Men Go Through a Ne-
braska Passenger Train.
Rapid City, S. D., Special Telegram, July
29.—Passengers who arrived here to-day
over the Elkhorn line gave particulars of a
robbery of their train last night. Two
men boarded the train at Long Pine.
When thirty miles out of that
place they appeared masked in the
day car, “held up” the conductor and
passengers with revolvers and relieved them
of their money. They fired two shots at a
brakeman, but witi out effect. They robbed
a few passengers of the smokiug car, but
did not attempt to enter either of the sleep
ers or the express or mail car. They caused
the conductor to stop the train in the sand
hills, when they took their departure. As
none of the passengers were searched, the
robbers made no great haul.
World’s Congress of Labor.
Washington, July 29.— Representative
Farquhar of New York introduced a bill to
day to create a commission, to be known as
the United States commission ot the world’s
congress of labor, to consist of nine mem
bers, to be appointed by the president, two
from the national Farmers’ alliance and
the rest shall be named by the American
Federation of Labor and the Knights of
Labor, at an annual salary of_ $3,000, and
their terms of office shall expire Dec. 31,
1895. It shall be the duty of the commis
sioners to discuss labor in all its phases:
The commission is authorized to invite del
egates of foreign countries to take part in
the conference.
Valentine Scrip Invalid.
Tacoma, Wash., July 29.—1 n the United
States circuit court. to-day Judge Han
ford rendered a decision denying the ap
plication oi Mound, Joab & Manning lor
an injunction, restraining the Tacoma Land
company from making improvements on
tide flats. The decision is m effect that the
entry of this land with Valentine scrip is
invalid. The case will probably be ap
pealed to the United States supreme court
MUST TAKE ACTION.
Anti-Lottery Legislation the Subject of
• Message to Congess.
Washington, July 29.—President Harri
son to-day sent the following message to
congress:
The recent attempt to secure a charter from
the State of North Dakota for a lottery compa-'
nv, the pending effort to obtain from the State
of Louisiana a renewal of the charter of the
Louisiana state Tottery, and the establishment
of one or more lottery companies at Mexican
towns near our border, have served a good pur
pose in calling public attention to an evil of vast
proportions.
If the baneful effects of the lotteries were con
fined to the states that gave the companies cor-,
porate powers and a license to conduct a busi
ness, the citizens of other states, being power
less to apply legal remedies, might clear them
seives of responsibility by the use of such moral
agencies as were within their reach. But the
case is not so. The people of al 1 the states are
debauched and defrauded. The vast sums of
money offered to the states for charters are
drawn from the people of the United States, and
the general government through its mail system
is made the effective and profitable medium of
intercourse between the lottery company and
its victims.
The use of the mails is quite as essential to
the companies as their state license. It is
practically impossible for these companies to
exist if the public mails were once closed against
their advertisements and remittances. The use
of the mails by these companies is a prostitu
tion of an agency intended to serve purposes of
legitimate trade and social intercourse. It
is not necessary, I am sure, for me to attempt
to portray the robbery of the poor, and the
widespread corruption of public and private
morals which are the necessary incidents of
these lottery schemes.
OFFICERS AND CLERKS CORRUPTED.
The national capital has become a subhead
quarters of the Louisiana Lottery company,
aud its numerous agents and attorneys are
conducting here a business involving probably a
larger use of the malls than that of any legiti
mate business enterprise in the District of Co
lumbia. There seems to be good reason to be
lieve that the corrupting touch of these agents
has been felt by the clerks in the postal service,
and by some of the police officers of the district.
Severe and effective legislation should be
promptly enacted to enable the postoffice de
partment to purge the mails of all letters, news
papers and circulars relating to tbe business.
The letter of the postmaster general, which I
transmit herewith, points out the inadequacy of
the existing statutes, and suggests legislation
that would be effective.
It may also be necessary to so regulate the
carrying of letters by the express companies as
to prevent the use of those agencies to main
tain communication between the lottery com
panies and their agents or customers in other
cities. It does not Beem possible that there .can
be any division oi sentiment as to the propriety
of closing the mails against these companies,
and I, therefore, venture to express the hope
that such proper powers as are necessary to
that end will be given to the postofnce depart
ment.
The letter of the postmaster general re
ferred to by the president calls attention to
the inefficiency of the present law, and rec
ommends the passage of the anti-lottery
bill recently reported to the house.
NEBRASKA INDEPENDENTS.
Farmers and Knights of Labor Enter
the Political Arena.
Lincoln, Neb., July 29. —The People’s In
dependent party of Nebraska met in state
convention in this city to-day. Nearly
every county in the state is represented, and
the gathering comprises something over
nine hundred delegates, most of whom are
present. Of these the members of tbe
Farmers’ alliance predominate, with a good
following of the grange, the balance being
Knights of Labor and Union Labor ad
herents.
The outcome of this meeting is watched
with considerable interest by the followers
of both the old parties, from whose ranks
there is of necessity a constant drain, and
should all these who have thus early cast
their fortunes with the new party remain
firm in their allegiance they will cut uo
small figure in the contest in November.
An attempt to adopt the standing plat
form of the Farmers’ Alliance as the plat
form of this convention proved a failure.
The Knights of Labor showed their hands,
and demanded the insertion of a plank de
claring for the Australian ballot box, and
the eight-hour law. Alter some debate this
was conceded.
Other plants in the platform declare that
the ties binding them'to the old party are
severed; free coinage of silver; land monop
oly should be abolished; alien ownership
should be prohibited; government owner
ship of railroads and telegraphs; liberal
service pensions. A memorial from the
W. C. T. U. asking lor a prohibitory plank
was pigeon-holed by the committee on
resolutions.
J. H. Powers, president of the Farmers’
alliance, was nominated for governor, re
ceiving 465 votes; C. ii. Van Wyck, 327;
Dr. A. Coleman, 46; G. C. Barnum, 25.
Attacked by Strikers.
McKeesport, Pa., July 29.—The status of
affairs at the National Rolling mill is grow
ing serious. James Jackson started for the
mill to-day. He was terribly beaten and
abused and chased home by a
mob of strikers. John Moran’s
house was surrounded and stones
and bullets were fired through the
windows. When Moran started for work
to-day he was followed by a howling mob
with clubs. Moran pulled a revolver, but
was arrested and locked up. Three of his
assailants were also arrested. A special po
lice force were sworn in to-night and a
proclamation was issued by the burgess
commanding the rioters to keep the peace.
The sheriff has also been called upon, apd
will detail a squad of deputies to assist the
local police force.
Drunken Soldiers Mobbed.
Battle Creek, Mich., July 29. —During
the encampment of the Michigan state
troops drunken soldiers insulted many
women on the streets. The wile of a mem
ber of the moulders’ union was among the
number. Two hundred moulders, each
armed with a club, got together and pro
ceeded to drive all soldiers out of the town.
They badly beat a number of the “blue
coats” and sent them all back to the camp
in a hurry. The police endeavored to quell
the mob, but could not do so. Three com
panies or troops, fully armed, were then
marched into town and succeeded in die
persing the angry moulders.
Wife Murder and Suicide.
Cleveland, July 29. —Anton Nowak, a
moider, and his wife have not lived togeth
er for three years. Early this morning No
wak lay in wait for his wife. When sh«
appeared, being on her way to her day’s
work, Nowak drew a revolver as she ap
proached and tired. The bullet entered the
woman’s head below the lett ear and shs
fell to the ground fatally wounded. The
murderer then placed the muzzle of the
weapon to his right temple and fired a sec
ond shot. His death was instantaneous.
The woman died two hours later at St. Vin
cent’s hospital.
Mad Dogs Shot on the Streets.
Fort Dodge, lowa, Special Telegram,
July 29. —Three mad dogs were shot in this
city yesterday on the streets after the lives
of hundreds ot people had been endangered.
The result was a regular mad dog scare.
Mayor Pearson to-day issued a proclama
tion ordering all dog owners to securely
muzzle or tie up their canines before
Aug, 1. Alter that date any dog found
running loose on the streets without a muz
zle will be shot.
Burglars in Bed Wing.
Red Wing, Special, July 29. —Burglars
last night entered the Lo water grocery store
on Fourth street and the residence ol L. A.
Hancock on West avenue. At the formei
place they procured a quantity of eatables
which were disposed of in'the city park
adjoining. At Mr. Hancock’s an 18-carat
gold watch, S2O in money and several suits
of clothes were stolen. No clue to the per-1
petrators.
STEIMERS COLLIDE.
Serious and Fatal Collision
Between Steamers on
Chesapeake Bay.
One Man Burned in the Wall
ace Fire and Others are
Missing.
Baltimore, July 28.— The excursion
steamer Louise and the Bay line steamer
Virginia were in collision to-night near
Fort Carroll. Five people are known to
have been killed and seventy-five in
jured. Many believe that a nnmber were
drowned. Just how many lives were lost
cannot be positively determined. The dead
are: Mrs. Mahlia Marshall, Charles Gren
ier, Daniel Kopp, Mrs. Howard Keizer and
William Birgel. There are seven missing—
they may have jumped or been thrown
overboard. Twelve persons have been taken
to the hospitals in a badly injured condi
tion.
Just how many people went over into the
water is not known, but some eye witnesses
of the disaster say that a great number
ofpeople, men, women and children, were
sitting on the starboard side when the
crash occured.and immediately disappeared.
All sorts of rumors are afloat as to the num
ber killed and injured. The streets are
thronged with anxious relatives and friends
of those reported missing. Just who is to
blame for the accident is not known.
Naturally the pilots of both boats deny neg
ligence.
ONE LIFE LOST.
Antonio Oemario Found In Among the
Ashes of the Wallace Fire.
Spokane Falls, Wash., Special Telegram,
July 28.—The fire at Wallace yesterday was
the most destructive one ever known in
Northern Idaho, destroying nearly every
business house in the town and several
residences. A conservative estimate of
the loss is about $400,000, on which there
is $38,000 insurance. Many Spokane busi
ness men are heavy losers. The fire com
pany responded to the alarm quickly but
there was no water and the flames contin
ved up Sixth street to the Hanley house
and Club theater. Here it secured such a
firm hold that all efforts to save the town
were abandoned. The flames swept up Sixth
east and west and raged on Bank
street, totally destroying every business
house and dwelling on an area of six
blocks. Great excitement prevailed during
the fire. The Hanley house was blown up
with giant powder, which only seemed to
increase and scatter the fire in every di
rection. Antonio Demario was found this
morning burned beyond recognition, and
others are missing.
THE CAPTAINS’ STORIES.
Capt. Bohannon said that his boat, the
Virginia, struck the starboard quarter of
the Louise about the alter gangway. The
collision nearly turned the Virginia around,
so great was the force. There was no great
excitement aboard our boat, although when
the collission occurred a man, one ia<iy and
a child climbed over. They did not return.
He said:
When I left the Louise I saw no one in the
water. If any went overboard they must be
under the water, not on top. When the collis
ion occurred the people on the Louise rushed to
the side where the Virginia struck. Ido not
want to cast any reflections on the captain of
the Louise, but I think he was wrong.
The captain of the Louise disclaims all
responsibility ior the accident, and inti
mates that the blame is entirely with the
Bay line steamer. The Louise was carry
ing 1.450 passengers, and the scene on
board was an awful one. It will not be
possible to learn until to-morrow, if then,
the number of missing and probably
drowned. Five are known to be dead and
eight are missing.
RETALIATORY MEASURES.
A Scheme Considered to Bring England
to Terms in the Behring sea Matter.
Washington, Special Telegram, July 28.
—Since the publication of the Behring sea
correspondence the administration has been
seriously considering whether Britain could
be brought to terms by prohibiting the
transportation of merchandise in bond
from Canada through the United States and
thus stopping a very large and profitable
trade and at the same time seriously disar
ranging a great many lines of commerce.
It is stated on excellent authority that the
matter has already been twice considered
in cabinet without conclusion having
been arrived at, but as all matters discussed
at a meeting of the cabinet are supposed to
be absolutely confidentially, no confirma
tion can be had from any ofProsident Har
rison’s official advisers. It is stated, how
ever, that some of the members of the cab
inet are opposed to the plan, as they think
it might react on the administration and
would do more harm to the farmers of the
Northwest than it would to the Canadian
railroads.
In 1888, during the fisheries discussion,
President Cleveland proposed something of
this kind in a message to congress. It cre
ated a great sensation at the time, especial
ly in the Northwest. A bill was introduced
in the house giving the president the power
and passed that body alter a long debate.
They took no action and it died with the
adjournment of congress.
It is not seriously believed that the presi
dent or any member of his cabinet will
Sire it, yet some member of congress
t present it lor effect. Such a bill
could not pass, and itis doubtful if it would
ever be reported, unless Senator Cullom, of
the interstate commerce committee, should
decide to push it.
President Cleveland, when he sent his
message, saw that it would hurt the North
western farmers and business men and said
that it would be impossible to injure Cana
da without indicting damages upon that
country. All the influence that Speaker
Reed could bring to bear would be against
anysuch measure or proposition as welTas the
force of the New England delegation. It
will be remembered in Einnesota that the
Democratic leaders ot that state made a
hasty trip to Washington to use their in
fluence against the proposed legislation ot
1888 and that the whole Northwest country
was up in arms against the propositions.
Married on the Quiet.
Washimgton, July 28. —Miss Lillie B. Por
ter, daughter of William D. Porter and
grandniece of Admiral Porter, of the United
States navy, disappeared from home
last Saturday morning. In the even
ing her parents received a note from
her, saying she was married and that she
had gone to Chicago with her husband.
Miss Porter’s friends say that she was mar
ried secretly ii\ June to a young man
named O’Brien, at one time clerk in a hotel
here.
Board of Trade Men Fail.
Chicago, J uly 28. —Ernest Hess, a promi
nent commission man on the board of
trade, failed to-day with liabilities es
timated at $150,000 or $200,000.
He has been engaged lately
in “bulling” the local oats market. The
failure ot Robert G. Tennant & Co. was also
announced to-day. . Mr. Tennant was a
small trader in provisions, and his failure
was considered of little consequence.
BT. PAUL INDIGNANT.
A Terse end Vigorous Statement of the
Position Takon by St. Paul Citizens.
St. Paul Special Telegram July 28.
A meeting of the prominent citizens of St.
Paul was held at which the following res
olutions were adopted:
Whereas, Tbe authorities of the United Statei
government have ordered a re-enumeration o
the entire city of St. Paul; and
Whereas, Such order involves a charge of sys
tematic and general fraud on the part of citi
zens: aud
Whereas, This chamber has been kept advised
through its committee of the methods of takini
the census of St. Paul from the beginning, and it
fully prepared to pledge the honor of the city
that no taint of fraud permeates those meth.
ods, that tbare baa been no attempt to swell
the enumeration by illegitimate means, and that
irregularities, if any exist, are exceptional, Bucb
as are liable to De lound lit all cities as tbe work
of Individual enumerators; and
Whereas, The justification for said order resto
largely on the palpable and extensive frauds in
tbe enumeration of a neighboring city, thereby
unjustly linking tbe two municipalities in a com*
mon infamy, simply becuuse of an alleged rival
ry between them; and
Whereas, The pronosed action also involves
a disgraceful stigma upon tbe character of the
supervisor and all tbe enumerators, a stigma
which should not be Imposed for insufficient
causes; be it therefore
Resolved, By tbe chamber of commerce of the
tbe City of St. Paul, representing its citizens in
every department of business and activity, that
we indignantly protest against the issuance oi
an order for a recount of this city based on such
insufficient grounds as have thus far been stated,
or as are known to us, and we respectfully re
quest tbe suspension of such order pending fur
ther investigations by tbe census officials.
Resolved, That we are assured by tbe census
supervisor that the returns from 120 of tbe 126
enumeration districts of St. Paul are above sus
picion; that we invite the most searching exam
ination of all these returns, including a recount
of all districts where irregularities are shown to
exist, pledging the cheerful and hearty co-opera
tion of all our people in any measure which does
not imply in advance an unwarranted assault
upon their integrity.
Resolved, that if any frauds are discovered In
the course of these investigations, or at any
stage of the proceedings, we earnestly request
that the perpetrators of such frauds be imme
diately arrested, promptly tried and brought to
puuishment, assuring the authorities that no
public sentiment will be found here to screen tbe
suspected or shield the guilty.
Resolved, That the citizens’ census committee
are hereby authorized and requested to take
such measures as they may deem advisable to
give practical effect to these resolutions.
WHIPPED BYA BOY.
A Steamboat Captain’s Attempt to Kick
a Boy Resulted Disastrously.
Pepin, Wis., Special, July 28.—Capt. Ir
ven Milliron, of the steamer Menominee,
attempted to kick William Pralow of this
place, a boy of seventeen, who showed grit
and stood up to the captain, who drew a
revolver ■ and discharged it full in the faoe
of young Pralow. The latter dodged to one
side, and the ball passed so close to his
cheek that the powder burnt his face. Be
fore the captain could discharge the second
bullet Pralow wrenched the weapon from
his hand, put it coolly in his pocket, and
gave the captain a good thrashing.
Pralow then let him up. but the angry
spirit ot the captain was beyond control.
To be whipped by a boy was too much for
him to stand. Springing to his feet he
wrenched a picket from a fence near by and
rushed at young Parlow with an "oath,
striking a murderous blow at his head.
Pralow partly parried off the stroke, then
jerked the picket from the captain’s hand
and knocked him down with his own
weapon. The captain seeing he was whipped
on every point went to Durand and swore
out a warrant for young Parlow’s arrest.
But a warrant was issued for the captain
and he is now under arrest. The friends of
young Pralow are considerably excited over
the matter.
Murdered Medicine Men.
Spokane Falls, Wash., Special Tele
gram, July 28.—Four Indians have been ar
rested in Klikitat county on suspicion of
the murder of Chief Hibery, whose body
was found in Rock Creek. They are also
accused of killing Chief Yellow Ash two
years ago. Both of these old chiefs were
medicine men, and the Indians demanded
that the medicine men should make the
snow go off. It is presumed that, owing to
their inability to do >o, they were slain. It
is claimed that twelve medicine men have
been murdered in Klikitat and Yakima
counties during the past five years, solely
because they could not perlorm the mira
cles that are expected of them.
The Annie Goodwin Verdict.
New York, July 28.—The coroner’s jury
in the Annie Goodwin case find that she
came to her death at the house of Mrs.
Shaw from an abortion performed by Dr.
McGonigal. It also finds that Augustus
Harrison and Mrs. Fannie Shaw were ac
cessories before the net, and that Davis, the
coachman, was an accessory after the act.
The prisoners were brought before the
coroner. I)r. McGonigal and Mrs. Shaw
were held without bail, Harrison in $5,000
and Davis in $1,500 to await the action oi
the grand jury.
The Fast Mail’s Narrow Escape.
Kilbourne City, Wis., July 28.—The fast
mail on the St. Paul road yesterday was
running at a high rate of speed through the
city and the mail clerk, in throwing off the
mail, struck a truck, knocking it under the
swift moving train, one car of which was
derailed. Fortunately the trucks dropped
into the cinder hole in the bed of the track,
stopping the train only a few feet lrom the
bridge across the Wisconsin river. Had the
train passed on to the bridge it probably
would have gone into the river, eighty feet
below.
No Attempt Made at Rescue.
Chicago, July 28. —Miss Lena Jennings,
a handsoTne girl twenty years of age, was
drowned in the Desplaines river at Willow
Springs, a picnic grove near this city. The
young woman, in company with Fred
Sherer and Charles Sousia, both o. Chicago,
were iif a boat on the river when it was up
set. The two men supported themselves by
the boat, but no effort, was made to rescue
the girl, though 2,000 picnickers lined the
shores cf the river.
A Serious Charge.
St. Louis. July 28.—John H. Douglas,
treasurer of Knapp, Stout & Com
pany, has been arrested on the
charge of killing Charles Dost, an
employe, who accidentally broke a piece
of valuable timber. It is said Douglas
struck Dost over the head, fracturing the
skull, but Douglass denies the charge. He
is a man of wealth and high social stand
ing. Bail is refused, pending the coroner’s
inquest.
Ended With a Dagger Thrust.
Winnipeg, Special Telegram, July 28.
Two half-breeds named Wilkins and Swar
ensen quarreled here to-night while in a
drunken condition, the dispute being over
where they should buy beer. Swarensen
ended the fight by stabbing Wilkins,plung
ing a dagger into his head at the apex of
the skull. Swarensen is not yet arrested
and Wilkins is not expected to live through
the night. •

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