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THE; Dmijr GLOB_3
FRIDAY', June 28.
Weather for Today
Fair, Warmer,
page: 1.
Five Minneapolis Firemen Killed.
Mrs. Corbett Seek- Pars*- Divorce
Fire Loss of Millions iv ""Frisco.
Sewer Workman's Peril.
Trouble for Copeland Appointee-'
BlcAuliffe'd Libel Suit.
page ;;.
Mill City Newt*.
Kcutuckiaiis Complete a Ticket.
page: 4.
Depew Will* Wed.
Americans Solid In Venezuela.
Johnson Iliub Up.
Score Reversed on Saints.
Millers Pulverize the BlueSt
Yale's Young; Oarsmen Win*
Great 'Varsity Race Today*
Salisbury Expects Dissolution.
No Tourists for Railways to Pluck
Sensation in a Kidnaping Case.
Coal, Sugar and Gas Active.
Pears Carry Wheat Down.
No New Trial for Floyd-.
Cash for High Schools.
News of the Courts.
GilUison Testimonial, 5.1.0.
Grand— ''Led Astray," 8.13.
Plymouth Church — Musical.
Assembly Hall— St. Andrew Social.
Odd Fellows'* Mall. Wabasha and
. Fifth— Post Relief Corps.
Odd Fellows!' Hall. East Seventh
'•'-' St— Blaiae Assembly, A. K. of P.
LONDON, June Arrived: Mo
bile, New York.
HAMBURG — Arrived : Phoenicia,
New York.
SOUTHAMPTON — Arrived: Nor
mannia, from New York for Hamburg
and proceeded.
AMSTERDAM— Arrived, Edam, New
The Russian thistle finds nothing
to laugh at in the crop situation.
It wouldn't have been a graceful
thing for St. Paul to beat Milwau
kee in all the games of the week.
The relations between Gov. Altgeld
and the Illinois legislature would
Warrant either to apply for a divorce.
The Cornell crew at Henley has 1
Just received its unkindest cut. It !
is spoken of as the "Canadian crew. I
How the work of the Louisville
Convention shines in comparison
*5». ih that of the Cleveland conven
ts in.
It is quite .proper now to refer to
Democrats and Republicans as the
"unterrified" and the "terrified," re
F. R. E. Woodward has attained
fame. He is to be the central figure
in prospective international compli
Harry Hayward's nerve appears to
be as strong as ever. He has ap
plied for the insurance on Katherine
Ging's life.
Frances Willard's question, "Why
Are Men Not More Beautiful?" goes
thundering down the boulevard of
literature without an answer.
-Harvard is at least getting a little
nearer Yale at boating. The Har
vard freshmen were only beaten a
length by Eli Yale's youngsters yes
terday. '*:
"Trilby" spoons are the very latest
thing out. The Triibys, however,
have been spooning right along with
out waiting for anybody to announce
the fad. •- •
The announcement of the supreme
court's dictum that the Floyd boys
must remain in prison will be re
ceived with resignation by the peo
ple of Minnesota.
If there are enough brick com-
panics who want to demonstrate
• practically the excellence of their
product, St. Paul may get its streets
paved gratuitously after a while.
Lord Salisbury missed the oppor
tunity of his life in announcing that
his cabinet would take hold July 8.
Why didn't he make it July 4 and
send up his fireworks with those of
the American people? ,
Louisiana is always at least six
months behind the times.- They are
getting interested in the organiza
tion of free silver clubs. down, there
just at the time when people else
where are beginning to see that the
free coinage show is over.
Electric locomotives are now being
tested on several roads in the East,
and a speed of forty-five or fifty
miles an hour is said to have been
maintained easily. The steam loco
motive'will soon be hunting a stall
alongside of the street car-horse.
The general opinion seems to be
that Gen. Carr made a profound
hit .with his speech at Cleveland,
comparing Lincoln, Grant and Blame,
the heroes of the Republican past,
with ■■ those great exponents of its
present life, Matthew S. Quay and
Thomas C. Piatt.
Uncle Sam need not feel stuck up
because he has more than $100,000,000
ln gold in his inside pocket. If the
mining correspondents are to be be
lieved, several/mines have recently
been opened in South Dakota which
each have concealed about them
more than $100,000,000.
Terrible Fatality Collected Will) a Dis«
astrouS Fire ii? tl?e Heart of
tl?e Will City.
Baryii?_ and Craslji^ ttje Brave ;Fire*
Filters Ui)deri)eatl? tl)e Sapef h
Heated Debris.
Bat Tljey Escaped Will) LifeHH^cßoijald's
Crockery Store and Adjoining SUM*-
ares ii? flails.
JOSE HOY, pipeman, No. 2 truck. I
FRANK EULINE, lieutenant No. 6.
JOHN HORNER, No. 3 truck.
ED THIELEN, lieutenant Truck No.
2, bruised and injured internally, leg j
broken. }
CAPT. CALDWELL, No 6, side and I
back hurt; Internal Injuries: will die. I
FRANK EGAN, No. 1 Hose, side and '
back hurt. j
HENRY GRAU, Supply wagon, back !
hurt, will probably die. }
GRAY, No. 3 Hook and Ladder; left i
leg broken and internal injuries sus
tained; not expected to live.
The most disastrous fire that has
occurred in Minneapolis since the
terrible Tribune holocaust of 1889 J
broke out in McDonald Bros', whole- j
sale crockery house last nighj. The I
building was a five-story structure, I
located at 240 and 242 First avenue I
south. Shortly before 11 o'clock last |
night an alarm was sent in from j
First avenue south and Third street. |
A second and third alarm and a gen- I
eral alarm followed in quick sue- ]
cession, but before the department I
could arrive the entire building was I
ablaze. The department had re- j
sponded promptly and was soon I
fighting the fire from all sides, but I
the building and its contents were
already doomed, and in less than an
hour, the manufacturing stock, val
ued at $100,000, was destroyed.
and as many more lying at their
homes or in the hospital with se- j
vere injuries is the story of the fire. I
Not since the Tribune fire has the j
city suffered such a terrible catas- ,
trophy, and never in its existence j
has the Minneapolis. fire department :
suffered such a loss in death. There i
were more killed or maimed at the <
East Minneapolis elevator fire, when ,
over a score of firemen were carried \
from the scene, but never the city's j
history has a single fire resulted fa- j
tally to so many of the fighters of i
the flames. |
There was a crash of falling wall \
in a narrow ally, a jar that shook j
the massive structures for blocks j
around, and when willing • hands ;
raked away the charred debris, five j
forms lay still amid the bodies of I
their more fortunate fellows. ''Some !
were recognized by their friends, and ,
some, alas, were not, for the cruel j
walls had not only snapped the j
thread of life, but torn away the I
semblance of human -form. .... j
It was shortly after 11 o'clock that j
the fire was discovered. It was j
th.en comparatively small, but was
eating its way through the tinder
like structure with menacing rapid- j
ity. An alarm was immediately :
turned in, and soon nearly the en- j
tire fire department .ot.the, city was ,
at work, but the elevator shaft had '
given the.flames a thoroughfare from
top to bottom of the building, and ;
sad havoc they were creating within. !
Stream after stream was turned by ;
the department into the gulf of
flame that was bursting on all sides ,
of the now ' thoroughly enveloped
building, but tlie water had little ef- :
feet. The heat was intense, and j
kept the crowd at a distance,^ al- ;
though the multitudes who were re- i
turning from the . lakes, and other j
places of amusement were throng- ;
ing the adjoining streets. The flames j
were scorching the Barge block ad- i
joining, separated from the burning |
structure only by a narrow alley, but j
the firemen were soon stationed in
this building and kept the flames j
from making any great • ingress.
They were assisted in this somewhat
by the A'i pp . ' ,T 7
which occurred. A large squad of
firemen from the down town com-
panics, largely composed of men
from headquarters, was at work in
the main alley of the west side
building near the rear. As they
work, not noticing the effect of the
roaring fire within, the companies
and the great crowd were horror
stricken to perceive the side wall
slowly bulging out. In vain they
shrieked to warn the firemen in. the
alley, but they might as well have
whispered amid the roar of Niagara
as to have expected a human voice
to have been heard above the roar
of the flames.' Not until the walls
gave an ominous cracking too well
distinguishable from the breaking of
stringers greeted their ears did the
firemen under the wall take note of
their perilous position. Some of
them were in time, but for the most
of them it was too late. Hemmed in
by buildings and their apparatus, es
cape was almost impossible. The
falling of this wall gave the sea of
flame an outlet on the west and
somewhat weakened the force of its
assault ori the opposite side, and
accordingly contributed somewhat
to the success of the fight against it
on the Washington avenue side. The
opening in the wall also gave a fuller
means of inlet for the flood of water
that was constantly being poured in,
and soon the fire was under control.
but it had done effective work
while it lasted. Aside ; from the
loss of life, the property
loss will reach nearly if not
FULLY $100,000.
Definite information concerning
the insurance on the burned proper
ty was hard to obtain last night.
None of the insurance offices were
open during the evening, and .but
few of the agents were present at
the fire. The usual amount carried
by McDonald on the stock of glass
ware and crockery was $60,000. Sev
eral insurance agents who held small
lines were of the opinion that this
had been increased to $70,000, al
though they did not know definitely.
The insurance is placed in nearly all
of the companies having an office in
this city, with $10,000 in two of the
large agencies. It is said that one of
these is the Gale agency. The loss
on the building and the insurance
could not be learned. Manager
Rothchild, of the North Star Cloth- |
Ing company, was seen an instant
and stated the total amount of stock
carried by his concern was in the
vicinity, of $38,000. This is insured
for about two- thirds of the face •
value. Mr. Rothchild stated that ;
he believed the total Insurance
to be in the neighborhood of $35,000.
Jacob Bago carried an insurance of
about $12,000 on his stock in the
Carmen. The loss on this stock will
amount to that much.
The building in which the North
Star Clothing company is located is
owned by R. G. Witen, but the in
surance could not be learned last
night. The loss will not be anywhere*
near that on the North Star cloth
ing stock, due largely to the dam
age to the latter by smoke and fire.
So far as could be learned last night
the total loss will not be more than
$100,000, while the insurance will
come pretty close to that figure.
. The entire stock of McDonald
Bros- including four floors and a
basement filled with crockery, much
of it of a high grade. Up to 1 o'clock
this morning the members of the
firm could not be found to make any
.definite figures- of the loss. The
chief losers, aside from the McDon
aids and Thomas A. Harrison, who
owned the block, are Jacob Barge
and the North Star Clothing com
pany. When the west wall of the
McDonald building fell, the terrible
concussion so shook the solid struct
ures adjoining that they rocked ori
their foundations." Those who
watched the effect of the shock on
the Barge building say that it:
seemed to move in a stately wave.
The North Star front was thrown
out in a heap as by the force of
some interior explosion.
Brave Firemen Had No Chance
to Escape.
The fire broke out shortly before
11 o'clock starting in, the rear of
the building. It was. first ..discovered
ered by a party of young men passing
along i the avenue at j the time. The"
iron shutters in the rear and side of
the building were closed and when
'* 7 *"-'."
first seen the entire interior of the
building was a mass of flames, ' which
were aided in their work by the iron
shutters which served to make the
building a' veritable chimney. The
heat from the fire was intense, and it
soon became evident that the Barge
block at the corner of First avenue
south and Washington avenue, and im
mediately abutting the McDonald
building, was in great danger.
The explosion in the North Star
Clothing company's store seemed the
signal for general disaster and was the
death knell of five brave firemen. The
explosion was followed by a. general
crashing and breaking of the glass in
the McDonald building, the falling
iron shutters and the loud crashing in
of two of the upper floors. With a
mighty roar the flames shot up, and
had burned but a few moments In the
deluge of water poured upon It, when
the rear portion of the side wall facing
the alley fell with a crash. Joseph
Hoy, pipeman of No. 2, had just come
down off the fire escape in the rear of
the building, and Lieut. Frank Euline
was half-way up a ladder
tearing off some thirty feet of the wall.
At the foot of the wall and In the little
blind alley between the McDonald block
and the adjoining building stood five
more firemen, and in the side alley
running through from Nicollet to First
avenue stood several more. The deaf
ening sound of the falling wall could
be heard for blocks, and the bystanders
and firemen themselves for a few mo
ments were too horror-stricken to real
ize the awful scene which ensued.
Euline fell from the ladder Into the
alley, the brick falling on him and
crushing his head to an unrecognizable
mass. Hoy, Homer, Richardson and
Sanders were crushed to an instant
death, and but a few feet away lay the
injured ones moaning. A Py,
A ladder was raised to the roof of
this building and water poured onto
the burning building from the top
of the Barge block, but seemed to have
no material effect upon the burning
building beyond. No hose cculd be
stretched from the Nicollet avenue
side of the building, owing to the con-
dition of that /avenue, which ren
dered it almost impossible to haul a
fire engine over it. Then again tho
firemen could get no hose on the
flames from the Third street-''side
owing to the tearing up of a portion cf
the block for the putting in of a
new foundation.
The brother firemen at work by the
side of the dead and injured stopped
as if in terror. Then with a first
thought' of their brave comrades and
not of other- Impending danger from
falling walls, dragged out of the de
bris the five dead bodies nnd the in-'
jured and laid theml all in a vacant
spot in the rear of the Creamery res
taurant building. Side by side the. five
were laid, their heads in every
stance '"■''■ ■'■ :
with the exception of Hoy, almost be
fore the Immense crowd of sight seers
had the least idea of what had hap-
pened. From mouth to mouth flew
the rumor that a number of firemen
had been killed, and a great crowd
flocked towards the place, requiring
frantic exertions on the part of the
police to keep them back. For the
dead nothing could be done, and. the
first thought was for the wounded. ■■ •
Capt. Caldwell was carried to the Se
curity drug store. With the exception
of Ed Theilen, the Injured were all un
conscious, and one by one were car
ried to Dr. S. S. Kilvington's office
over the drug store, where medical aid
could be given them. Police calls were
sent in, and in a few moments the
North and South side "patrol wagons,
each with a load of officers, were. on
the scene. Theilen, cool and heroic,
despite his broken leg and bruises, as
sured his companions that he was not
hurt. He was hurried to the city hos
pital in the central wagon. As fast as
stretchers could be obtained the men
were carried to the hospital.
Bodies of the Victims Present a
Sickening: Sight.
The thousands of on-lookers forgot
the fire, and were crowded about the
spot and building where the dead and
wounded had been carried. The fire,
! which still blazed, had been forgotten
I except by the firemen at work, who
were not Informed of their comrades
fate. After the wall fell, however, ths
flames were soon under control, and
died down without any of the adjoin-
ing buildings being materially injured,
j with the exception of the North Star
Clothing company's building. Coroner
Kistler was late in arriving on the
scene with his assistant.; One by one
the dead firemen were placed in the
wooden box of the morgue wagon, or
on stretchers, and carried to the dif-
I ferent patrol wagons to be hurried to
j the county morgue. The police did
' their best to keep the crowds back, but
j every one, 'men, women and children,
! seemed determined to gain a look at
i the dead. Again the police had to use.
their fists to move the crowds by main
j force, so that the stricken might be
carried through to the wagons. . .
At the county morgue, when the dead
! bodies, of" the firemen were removed,
| a ghastly spectacle was presented.. On
! - the marble slab, bathed in pools of
blood, lay the mangled remains of the
: horrible disaster. A wild crowd of
I men and boys struggled to obtain ad
j mission, but were held at bay by
> officers within the morgue. Only the
; officials, the coroner, the policemen
' • and reporters were allowed in. ..The
I bodies were so terribly mangled that it
I was almost impossible to identify. . On
' the first table lay the mute figure of
| Uline, the most terribly disfigured of
j the lot. His head was crushed to a
! jelly, and the brains oozing from his
horribly mangled scalp, which was
; ground almost to atoms. His side was
; crushed and right leg was broken be
! low the knee so that the bones pro
! truded. His left leg was also. broken. '
! Next to him lay Sanders, ghastlys
! with its open staring eyes, the head j
| crushed in until the * faces was not
. ! recognizable. Hi<3 left leg was broken ;
; in two places. Homer wan not .as*
! badly burned, about the body as his
j comrades, but his face .was -terribly \
! crushed and. mangled. Joe Hoy lay
j stretched out upon the marble table,
j his head crushed to a pulp. By his"?
] side lay. Richardson, who was ? the
I leant bruised of any of the men. 7 His •
j neck was broken and his head crushed
| badly, but die was recognizable. .
The dripping clothes were stripped
from the broken bodies and they were.
washed and- laid out . ";./;•>'
This morning Coroner Kistler will
? hold an inquest over the dead men.
At a late hour there was little danger
of any of the injured dying, although
Henry Dow was in a precarious con-
dition. The other men are resting -
easily and no serious results are ex-
pected. _ ; * 7 7' ': :. >
'*_- " THE DEAD FIREMEN. ,.;',> % .
were all of them young -men of that
brave and schooled kind that are found
in the front just where the greatest
danger is.'*'" Some of the unfortunate^
7 ; Continued on - Third - Page,
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North Dakota Supreme Court Re-
verses a Divorce De-
Special to the Globe.
FARGO, N. D., June 27.— the
past ten days a rumor has been go
ing the rounds that Mrs. James J.
Corbett, wife of the great pugilist,
was in this city for the purpose of es
tablishing a residence toward se
curing a divorce from her husband.
K.BS. G 0 n __ g-F-y.
The matter is kept very quiet, and
it cannot be stated positively how
long she has been here, but she is
here, and is under a different name.
Jannie Lake was registered at Wah-
peton some few days ago, and pos
itive proof has been ,'. brought out
that this
Last night she came to Fargo and
registered at a prominent hotel. It
is thought she- has been -in Fargo
previous to this visit and has gone
by the name of Mrs. Thomas Boate,
and, as registered, from Fernwood,
N.J. One thing is positive, she is try-
ing to keep the thing quiet. It was
reported that she came to Ellendale,
N. D., but she never was'; in Ellen-
dale. The last? woman named an-
swers her description, and it is now
positive that she is the woman.. The
main object of Mrs. Corbett seems to
be to keep everything as quiet as
North Dakota Supreme Court Re-
verses a Divorce Decision.
i FARGO, N. D., , June 27.— The su
preme court has reversed the decision
of the lower court at Bismarck in the
Nicholls, divorce case. This decision
causes a . serious complication. A lit-
tle over a year ago Mrs. Maude Gra-
ham, who lived out In Sunnyside, be-
came so smitten with Clint Nicholls, a
Kansas City druggist, that she left her
husband and went to Wahpeton, N. D.,
after a divorce, Nlcholls, whose fre
quent and prolonged visits had aroused
the ire -"of Mrs. Graham's husband,
also went to Wahpeton. > Each got a
Dakota divorce and after reasonable
grass widowhood, the two were mar-
ried. ■ y.pi:~.. 7 . ':AP p
: But Mrs. Nlcholls No. 1 was not dispos-
ed to submit to having her husband leave
her for another woman. Graham had
begun criminal action, alleging illicit
relations between Nlcholls and Mrs..
Graham, but it was cropped. Mrs.
Nlcholls, however, was not discour-
aged so easily. She carried her fight
against the divorce right up to the
highest court and - won. The matter
now goes back to Wahpeton for a new
trial, Mrs. Nicholls No. 1 being al-
lowed to defend the action on its mer-
its, : the previous decree having been*
entered by default. This action makes
Nicholls a bigamist for the time being.
Midway District Favored for the
Special to the Globe.
if ROTHSAY, Minn., June 27.—
meeting of the Minnesota district of
• the Norwegian Lutheran synod, held
near this place, adjourned last night
'after -a' week's session. Before ad-
journment the meeting appointed as
the members for this district upon the
[committee of the synod having in
charge the location and rebuilding of
the Lutheran seminary (heretofore lo
cated at Robblnsdale, Minn.), the Hon.
A. K. Finseth, Hon. L. O. Thorpe and
Thomas Brusegaard. These, as
well as the members from the lowa
I district, are believed to favor the Mid
* way district. The Eastern or Wiscon-
sin district members are supposed' to
be divided, and probably adverse to a
I location west of the Mississippi river.
• The whole committee, of which the
church council are ex-offlcio members,
will probably visit a number of places
during the summer to determine upon
a? location. A four-fifths vote is re-
quired to fix the location. If this can-
not be obtained," the matter will be
relegated to the" general synod, which
convenes next summer.
Frn^jjsj.sfS, Favorably— Small Dam-
7*-; age Fi*om Hail." A"'' A oi
HURON, S. D., June 27.— weekly
| report -of the South Dakota weather
bureau says reports received from
forty-four counties show that the ter
n during the week j was some-
what below the average, and the nights
'were mostly, cool, though the days
were, as a rule, warm.
7. The amount of precipitation was
above the average ' over the eastern,
and j below over the western portion of
the ."• state. *- Showers .were frequent,
i mostly copious. in some localities quite
i heavy, and •."generally well distributed,
reaching most of the limited localities
that at the close of last week were in
need of rain. 7.: n->;7 7
On the whole, the weather during the
week was favorable to the development
and growth of all crops.
Wheat and oats have progressed fine
ly and are heading. Rye nearly ready
to be harvested; corn still backward;
potatoes doing nicely. Damage from
hail is only in small areas.
Good Weather for Energetic
. . Practice in Camp.
Special to the Globe. %
LAKE CITY, Minn., June 27.— Tne
weather was fair and cool at Camp
Lakeview today. The regiment was
drilled in "extended order" and "battle
formations," this morning, both move-
ments being well executed, and the of-
ficers are highly pleased with the
progress made in this particular rou-
Small arms practice was completed at
the 500-yard range this morning, and a
few five-shot scores were finished at
the 200 and 300-yard distances. Follow-
ing were those made at the distance of
500 yards".
(Ten shots, each, with possible score
of fifty.)
Comany A— Lieut. Buschers,2l ; Sergt.
| Wild, 38; Lieut. Mueller, 23; Corp. Pc-
: ters, 30; Private Hoberti, 32.
Company Private Brand, 34.
Company C— Lieut. Pletke, 27; Lieut.
| Gallien,39: Sergt. Smith,4o; Corp. Pletke,
24; Sergt. Miller, 30; Private Kerstine,
36;. Capt. Frost, 44.
Company -D— Private Murtaugh, 31;
Corp. Bird, 31; Private Tower, 21; Pri
vate Theobold, 42.
Company Lieut. Boice, 26.
Company F— Sergt. Kum, 29; Capt.
Allen, 31; Private Harlan, *27; Private
Kendrlck, 23; Corp. Conley, 32.
Company G— Corp.; Nicholson, 33
Corp. Galloway, 24.
Company H— Lieut. Frink, 41; Sergt.
Bergeson, 27; Sergt. Baker, 34.
Company I— Private Fuller, 33; Sergt.
Sawyer, 33.
Company X— Private Griffith, 37;
Private Turncliffe, 22; Private Hauks,
34; Corporal Davidson, 27; Sergt. Craw-
ford, 43.
Field and staff— Lieut. Brown, 42;
Lieut. Col. West (governor's staff), 32.
Those who have made a total of 105
at the three ranges, will be permitted
to make the skirmish run tomorrow.
The steamer Flora Clark brought a
large party of excursionists down from
Hastings at about noon. The visitors,
among them being a number of Grand
Army veterans, -were entertained at
Company E's quarters until about 5:30
p. m., when they returned, well pleased
with' their visit.
An expert Bayonet drill was given by
! Company D, in front of Col. Bobleter's
. tent this afternoon.
A number of the field and staff of-
j fleers of the Second visited Col. Page
and other officers in the camp of the
I Third Infantry, United States army, to-
j day and the call will be returned to-
Lieut. Cook, adjutant of the First
battalion, returned to camp this even-
ing. During his absence, since Sunday,
i his office has been looked after by,
i Lieut. Brown, of Company D.
Private Sherman, of Company C, en-
! tertained an audience this afternoon in
j ' contortionist' acts. ,
An athletic contest was held this
afternoon between members of the
Third Infantry and regulars. Private
i John W. Schultz, of the infantry, won
I the standing high kick jump by a score
j of 7 feet 7% inches. The hitch kick was
I won by Musician A. J. Nolan, of Com-
I pany C, Third United States infantry,
! his "kick being 7 feet 10V_ inches. "v
A ball game will be played on the
I parade grounds tomorrow afternoon
between Company C, of the regulars,
and the First nine of this city.
The following military visitors were
in camp this evening: Col. J.C. Shan-.
drew and Maj. H. C. Braden, of the
Third; ex-Capt. E. S. Chittenden, of
the First. The first named gentleman
was accorded a review of the regiment
I this evening, which, with the subse-
I quent parade, came off in fine shape.
I Private Thomas Burns, of Company
E, was dishonorably discharged this
! evening for being drunk and disorderly.
Klelst's regimental band gave a con-
I cert and ball at Hanlsch opera house
: this evening, and was well attended.
Watertown Man Named a* Chair-
man of Committee.
Special to the Globe.
HURON, S. D., June 27.— The Re-
publican state executive . committee
| this afternoon named A. C. Johnson, of
Watertown, as chairman, to succeed
; O. S. Basford, removed from the state.
i Johni Longstaff, of the Daily Huronite,
I was named to succeed William B.
. Sterling, as. a member of the central
• committee, from Beadle county. E. B.
; Corns, of Doland, succeeds O. S. Bas-
I ford as member from Spink county.
j Lee Stover, of Watertown, will be sec-
; retary, with committee headquarters
; in Watertown. Forty-four out of fifty-
' two members of the committee recom
' mended Johnson for chairman.
For Advertising Purposes.
To the Editor of the Globe.
We were very much interested In an
'article appearing in your paper giving
- 1 account of Dr. Sperry's trip to what he
has called "Avalanche lake. The arti
cle creates the impression that the doc-
tor and his party were the first to set
] eyes on this magnificent jewel of moun- |
i tain scenery. However, that is far I
i from. the truth. It has been visited by |
j the writer and a number of Kalispell j
1 people. The rest of the article is true,
i except that it is tame, as all decep-
i tions of natural scenery are, when com-
; . pared with the scenes themselves. We
! enter a protest against the arbitrary
j method of changing names. The real
! name of the lake is, and ought to be
Glacier lake. "Mac Donald's lake" sa-
I vored too much of the highlands, or of
I the individual, so Glacier lake was
robbed of its name to enhance the at-
tractiveness of Mac Donald's .lake and
■ to render advertising more fetching.
' Moreover,' we have enough of the old
| world, without adding its names to our
; - .J.. W. FALLS, Kalispell, Mont.
June 24. "'.
Eloped With the Music Teacher.
ASHLAND, Wis., June 27.— Will-
iam B. Stiver, of 206 Dearborn avenue,
Chicago, is here to get and take home
his fourteen-year-old daughter, Grace,
who was married Sunday evening in
this city, to William H. Dale. Dale
and the young girl eloped because the
„f?ther of. Grace strenuously objected
to the match. Dal&.was educated as a
| musician in Oshkosh and had the repu-
i tation of possessing a fine tenor voice.
! While here he was proficient in Instru
' j mental music and is said to be a su
perior Instructor.
1 Extending Marquette's Railway.
I MARQUETTE, Mich., , June 27.— The
common council last night authorized
' a two-mile extension of. the street rail-
way to Hotel Superior. The company
. agrees to have the work complete in
, thirty days. _ '..[ ._
• 7 . ■P-:~.aP •', -".' "". ".— Ai!
PRICE TWO CENTS- 'po,*-™^.) -NO. 179.
Flrement Unable to Control the
Flames Until a Change of
Wind Occurred.
Shortly before 6 o'clock tnis evening
a fire broke out in the rear of the
San Francisco Box factory, located
on the corner of Fifth and Bryant
streets. The factory was a two-
story frame building, filled with In-
flammable material. The flames
spread rapidly and it soon became
apparent that a serious conflagra-
I tion was threatened. The first alarm
was turned in from box No. 53 and
was Immediately responded to by the
department. A second alarm was
turned upon the fire spreading rapid-
ly to the Liberty Sofa Works, ad-
joining on the other side of the
block. Within a few minutes the
entire east end of the block bound-
ed by Brannon and Bryant streets
was a mass of flames. A strong
southerly wind was blowing and it
was deemed best to turn in a third
alarm. The flames soon spread all
over the block, destroying in a few
minutes the yards of the Spring Val-
ley Water Works and the furniture
factory of H. Fuelier. The box fac-
tory of Korbell Brothers, at No. 723
Bryant street, also the stable of H.
Washburn at No. 657 Bryant street,
the carriage factory of G. W. Phalen
and the soda factory of J. Horst-
mann were all destroyed in short
order. The high wind, which fanned
the flames and swept them on in
their mad career, drove the firemen
back by degrees and the situation
became critical. Long tongues of
flames shot out from the flaming
mass clear across the street, and
from time to time the hose had to
be turned on buildings which threat-
ened to Involve a still larger terri-
tory in the conflagration.
The firemen were reinforced by
the full department by this time
and fought manfully to confine the
fire within the block where It orig
inated. _ By 6:45 the whole of the
j block bounded by Fourth, Fifth,
Brannon~and Bryant streets was de
i stroyed, with the exception of the
machine shops on the corner of
Fourth and Bryant. At that hour
the fire was spreading toward Bluz-
om street, sweeping on its way the
lumber yard of Van Wart, at the
corner of Fourth and Brannon; the
I Mehan Lumber company, on Bran-
non shreet, and various small ma-
chine shops and tenements. While
i the department was struggling at
' the flames, which grew fiercer and
fiercer every moment, every avail-
able resource at the* command of the
Southern Pacific company was drawn
upon to quench the fire. The in-
tense heat made It difficult to utilize
to its full capacity the water sup-
ply, which was anything but suffi
cient, owing to the unusual number
of hydrants called into play over
the district. The water tower ren
dered most efficient service, furnish-
ing a jet of water which could be
rendered serviceable where the other
streams thrown upon the flames were
turned into steam when they had
barely left the nozzle. The Wright,
] Carrick & Williams box factory is
j entirely destroyed and the Main
i & Winchester's harness factory,
j on Fifth and Bryant, is a complete
j loss.
. Late estimates place the loss at
j least $1,000,000, with a probability that
it will amount to $1,500,000. The greater
part of four blocks was consumed.
The Insurance was very light.
Town Hall Damaged and Great
Havoc Anions the Tree*.
comes by boat today of a tornado at
Put-in-Bay Islands late yesterday af
ternoon. One wall of the brick town
hall at Put-In-Bay was blown down,
i half the trees ln Victory park were up
| rooted and great havoc was wrought
in the peach - orchards. Telegraph
! wires were blown down and cable
| communication with the Island de
| stroyed. The storm lasted half an
'■ hour and was said to have been the
j worst in thirty years. It caused con-
J sternation among the campers and
summer boarders.
hlgfiY. M. C. A. Gathering:.
Special to the Globe.
WINONA, June 27.— One of the larg
i est Y. M. C. A. conventions ever held
; in this part of the state will take place
at Preston, July 5. Rev. L. L. West, of
the First Congregational church of this
city, will deliver the opening address.
J. R. Pratt, of Milwaukee;. State Secre
tary Francis, of Minneapolis; G. H.
Swazey, of Rochester, all prominent
Y. M. C. A. men, will be present and
participate in the programme. The
musical portion of the programme has
been placed In the charge of Secretary
John Caldwell, of Winona.
; _■ _
St. Cloud's Ilicycle Hand.
St. Cloud*** Bicycle Hand.
ST. CLOUD, MINN,, June 27.— The
j initial appearance of the bicycle band
j and the bicycle parade last evening at-
tracted an immense crowd. Thousands
of people crowded the sidewalks to see
this novel musical organization. The
band was given a great ovation. About
200 cyclists. including quite a number
. of ladies, turned out in the parade.
The band made a very neat appearance
in its white uniforms and the 'music
was well executed. This Is probably
the only band playing on wheels ln the
country. iA-yy-yy.A
.7 Wedded at Watertown.
Special to the Globe. -^
WATERTOWN.Miim., June 23.— Rev.
-4, SOCIETY. _;#
Father Conley united In marriage this
morning at high mass at 10 a. m.. Miss
Annie Boyle, of this place, to W. J.
Higgins, of Winsted. The bride is the
daughter of one of the oldest pioneers
of the town, and the groom Is one of
the prominent teachers of McLeod coun
ty. The bridal couple departed on a
short wedding trip, and will be horns
after July 1.
Social Event of Note in Colored
Circles in Chicago.
CHICAGO, June 27.— Miss Ida B.
Wells, »the most widely-known col
ored woman in the world and the
recognized leader of the antl-lynch
ing movement in America and Eng
land, was married to Lawyer Fer
dinand L. Barnett, of the Barnett
& Williams law firm, In this city, at
Bethel church, corner Thirtieth and
Dearborn streets, today. Bethel's
pastor, Rev. D. A. Graham, officiat
ed. All arrangements for the wed
ding were in the hands of the Ida B.
"Wells Woman's club, of Chicago.
About 800 invitations were sent out,
and leading colored people from all
Ida 11. Wells and V. 1.. Harnett.
parts of the country were here to
witness the ceremony.
Both the bride and groom-elect are
social leaders among their people In
Chicago, but of the two Miss Wells
is far better known in thsi country
and abroad, and the story of her
remarkable career is a somewhat
dramatic, as well as a singularly ro
mantic and exceedingly interesting
Born in Holly Springs, Wis., neatly
thirty years ago, she lost her par
ents when a child, and ever since she
was a mere girl has supported her
little brothers and sisters. Yet, de
spite all difficulties, She has gained
an education and placed herself
among the leaders of her rice, and
made her name familiar in two of
the greatest nations of the English-
speaking world. Miss Wells was ed
ucated in an academy at Holly
Springs and Fisk University.
In 18S8 she became editor of the
Memphis Free Speech, at that time
one of the leading colored newspa
pers, and about a year afterward
wrote a strong editorial against
lynching, which aroused the whole
South, caused the suppression of her
paper and made her an exile from
home and friends. It is said that
she left Memphis just in time to sive
her life, as a mob visit* her office
shortly after she had gone, swear-
ing that it would lynch the writer of
the unpleasant editorial. Miss Wells
went to Philadelphia, and then to
New York, told of her Southern ex
perience and sought employment,
but received little encouragement.
Then she came to Chicago, where she
met Mr. Barnett, her future hus
band, who immediately became in
terested in her and offered her em
ployment on his paper, the Con
servator. In a short time T. Thomas
Fortune, of the New York Age, Fred
erick Douglass and other prominent
colored men became her sympathi
zers, and ere long she met Mis. Am
pey, a generous English woman, who
secured her a hearing In England,
The English people, however, did not
at that time understand Miss Wells'
bitter attack upon the American
lynchers, and for that reason her
first visit was not so successful as
her second one.
Somewhat disappointed Miss Wells
returned to America and resumed her
work on the Chicago Conservator.
After the 'lose of tie- world's fair sho
went again to England and tins time
met with • unprecedented success.
Large, enthusiastic audiences greeted
her -everywhere. She lectured In ev
ery city of Importance In the British
isles. On her return to America .Miss
Wells was idolized by her people ev
erywhere, and In Chicago was ten
dered a monster reception at Quinn
chapel. Since then she has lectured
all over the Pacific slope, but lab
returned to Chicago to prepare for her
Ferdinand L. Barnett is a widower,
forty-one years old, and has two lit-
tle boys, the elder of whom is about
ten years of age. He is a social leader
among his people In Chicago, and at
one time was president of the Tourgea
club. He was a warm friend of Fred-
crick Douglass, and always takes an
active pari in all movements for the
advancement of his people.
Rainmaker Melbourne Says Ufa
I-'axy to Humbug.
CLEVELAND, 0., June 27.— Frank
Melbourne, the erstwhile Western rain
king, whese services were in such ur
gent demand in the West two or three
years ago, Is located In this city. In
speaking of his exper:ence as a rain
maker Melbourne admitted that the
whole thing was a humbug, and that he
never possessed any more po%ver In that
respect than any one else. Hi says
the American people like to be bum
bugged, and the greater the fake thi
easier it is to work It. Melbourne made
a fortune in the business and spent it
like a prince.
Case of Infanticide.
Special to the Globe.
CROOKSTON, Minn.. June 27.— The
body of a female infant was found In
the river here tonight. Its parentage
Is unknown. It had probably been in
the water three days. The police will
The Men Celebrated.
The Men Celebrnted.
MILWAUKEE. Wis.. Jim* 27.— A1l
the employes of the E. P. Allis com
pany's works were today given an ad
vance of 10 per cent in wages. The _» _
are decorating the buildings with flags
and bunting In consequence of the good
news. _
Editor Hills «■> Host Dead.
WAUKESHA., Wis.. June 27.— Harvey
H. Rust, a well known editor and poli
tician, died this morning, at the age of
j forty years, of diabetes.

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