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Ttt£ DftriLY GL.OBE,.
"Weather for Today-
Fair, Wanner.
PAGE 1. .
Horrible Explosion in Denver.
Germany Celebrates Victory.
Seven Ynchters Drown,
Buckeye Fig-hit to Be a Hot One.
PAGE 2. .
Beautiful Harvest Service.
Eloquent Words by Dr. Smith
Father Lawler Lifts the Veil.
St. Bartholomew's Day.
Mill City Matters.
Flames at Aitkin.
Object Lesson Froi.i Clews.
So Road to Hudson Bay.
Frost Threatened.
Saints Find a New Twirler.
Valkyrie Arrives.
Gotzians Defeat the Grofl's.
In Grand Canyon.
Wild Men of Maine.
Midshipman Escapes Death,
Sultan's Danger,
Financial and Commercial.
People's Wants.
Rev. Conley on'iKnoiv the Truth.****
• 4
NEW YORK, Aug. 18.— Arrived: La
Gascogne, Havre.
And congress only fifteen weeks
Not everybody who has a wheel
rides it.
Will somebody please pass Mr.
Brice a compass?
St. Paul's most popular young man,
Pitcher Phyles, doesn't live here.

Starkweather behind the footlights
is not necessarily behind the times!
i mi
Valkyrie 111. is in. In the next
thirty days she will be in the "soup."
Croesus was a pretty rich man,
but the Northwestern farmer of 1895
doesn't care if he was.
Mr. Peffer can start in this morn
ing and give a full week to describ
ing what he is and why he is.
- i»i
Recent photographs of the feet of
Fitzsimmons and Corbett prove that
aeither of them is a rival of Trilby.
There should be no surprise in the
Windy City that when Mayor Swift
Is away from Chicago he is not in it.
Indiana has a water famine. The
Hoosiers, however, have not per
mitted their thirst to go unquenched.
But so many of the bloomers look
as if they were occupied by nothing
more substantial than an "iridescent
The Brooklyn girl who insisted on
kissing every tall man she met
should have facilitated business by
ivearing stilts.
The attention of Minneapolis is
called, courteously, of course, to the
fact that St. Paul goes right on
"stealing games."
Slumber won the principal race at
the Breeders' meeting at Milwaukee
.on Saturday. That was an awful
dig at the quiet old town.
— s
Hurry up, girls, with those bloom
ers. Chauncey M. Depew threatens
to let his presidential boom go to
the dogs and don knickerbockers.
It seems the Philadelphia Times
of Aug. 11 failed to give the St.
Paul Pioneer Press of Aug. 18 credit
for the cartoon "The World Is Hers."
■— :>
The Western league, hard fighters
among themselves, but generous
withal, will applaud Indianapolis
for defeating the Chicago National
league team.
Paradoxical as it may seem, when
ex-Gov. Campbell said he wouldn't
run for governor of Ohio for financial
reasons, he had no reference to the
money question.
A bright New York newspaper man
has been barred from local base
ball games. There are plenty of
telegraph poles around the Polo
grounds, however.
A brewers' agreement will drive
2,000 Chicago saloonkeepers out of
business. Chicagoans, however, will
still have plenty of opportunities to
"wet their whistles."
Marquis of Lome, Queen Victoria's
Bon-in-law, is in the house of com
mons. There is. at present no indi
cation, however, that he intends to
turn down his mother-in-law.
The cable brings us news that the
Chinese government is utterly help
less. And yet the heart does not
go out to the Chinese government In
sad, sweet sympathy, as might be ex
-<i_» _
The department elections in France
and the recent parliamentary elec
tions in England tell one story, in
general and overwhelming 'de
feat of candidates tainted with so
Tom Johnson may lead the Dem
ecraU-2 hosts of. Ohio. Johnson has
a great head and a Western hustle
which would be certain to' stir the
blood of the voters of Ohio as not
before in ten years. '77 77",
But Horror-stricken Onlookers
. Can Do Nothing to Prevent
Their Cremation.
DENVER, Col., Aug. 19.—
Gumry hotel, 1725 to 1733 Lawrence
street, was wrecked by a terrific ex
plosion at 12:10 this (Monday) morn
ing. The rear half of the building, a
five-story brick and stone structure,
went down with a crash. The hotel
was crowded with guests, and many
of them must have been killed, as
well as the entire force of hotel em
ployes, who were sleeping in the
! portion of the building which fell.
On both sides of Lawrence, from
Seventeenth to Eighteenth streets,
and on ' Laramier, directly back of
the hotel, the plate glass windows of
the business houses were blown in
\ and a number of pedestrians were in
jured by falling glass. The fronts of
many buildings in the vicinity were
badly wrecked. • -
The hotel structure for 100 feet
along the alley and extending 75 feet
toward the front is a mass of
debris. Brick and plaster are piled
in heaps twenty feet high, and from
this mass of wreckage can be heard
the moans of the injured and dying.
At 12:35 five injured persons had
been taken out. They were all in
mates of the upper story and sank
down with the floors, escaping more
fortunately than those below, who
are still buried in the ruins. - The
firemen are working hard, but so
far making little progress. The re
maining portion of the. building from
which the guests are being removed
by ladders as fast as possible, is ex
pected to fall at any moment, and
precautions to avert further loss of
life adds to the difficulty in reach
ing the dead and injured.
By some estimates forty people were
in the portion of the hotel destroyed,
nearly all of whom must be dead. It
will be late before a full list can be
obtained. The cause of the explosion
Is uncertain, but it is supposed that
the battery boilers in the hotel base
ment must have exploded. The sound
was heard throughout the city, awak
ening people a mile from the scene. A
cloud of dust was thrown a thousand
feet in the air and as there is no wind
it still hangs in mid-air like a huge
column. Minute atoms Of powdered
brick and mortar are descending con
tinually. At 12:50 a. m. the
and the firemen have been obliged to
retreat from the work of rescue.
Every engine in the city is pouring
streams into the mass, but the flames
cannot be possibly gotten under con
trol before many of the injured have
been cremated. As their chances of
escape lessen, the cries of the . im
prisoned people are increasing; heart
rending shrieks rising from every por
tion of the great mass of wreckage.
Fears are now entertained that the
front portion of the building which
seems to be tottering, will fall and
bury the firemen at their work.
During, the height of the excitement
a horse and team ran away on Eigh
teenth street, stampeding the great
crowd of spectators. A number of
people were more or less injured by
being trampled on and falling in the
broken glass which covers the streets
and sidewalks in every direction.
Electric light wires dangling from
broken poles in the alley add fresh
peril to the firemen. One horse was
killed by coming in contact with a live
wire.. Two injured ' women had been
almost extricated from the ruins when
the flames approached so close that
the rescuers had to abandon them for
their own safety. Both voices have
now been silenced, fire completing the
work commenced by the explosion.
The bodies of three women are also
to be seen in the back part of the
building, but cannot be reached.
At 1:30 the flames are still keeping
the firemen back from the work of
rescue, except just at the line of the
alley wall. Of those pinioned beneath,"
under the debris, only two are thought
to be alive, both men from the fifth
story, who are still lying on their
beds. Both are covered with several
feet of debris about their heads, and
can hardly survive another half-hour.
Almost no progress is being made at
releasing them, as the smoke is blind
ing. The flames are only kept back
from their bodies 'by -half a. dozen
streams of water. "-.>'.: 7 V**"
Thus far six of the persons in the
house have been taken from the ruins,
all badly injured. In addition, four
were severely cut by glass falling into
the street. A piece of the cornice of
the Cheesman block, -at- Seventeenth
and Larimer street, fully a block from
tho Gumry hotel, was torn out and fell
to the street, narrowly missing several
passers-by. The fragment. weighed at
least a ton. 7" r^7. v .j7y.yr-:>.:;- . .-7*
In the wrecked building there was a
tier of five or six room extending
across the rear of the building, fac
ing the alley, on each of" the three
upper floors. All of . these rooms are
believed to have been occupied, as peo
ple re-siding' in room.- across the alley
observed the lights burning in every
window during the evening. ....,.-.
Slaughter House In Chicago a
Prey to . the Flames.
CHICAGO, Aug. 19.— H. H. Holmes'
"castle,' at - Sixty-third and Wallace
streets, which is said to have been the
scene of numerous murders by the
owner, was discovered to be on fire at
12:30 o'clock this * (Monday) morning.
It is now believed that it. will be-en
tirely consumed, and adjacent prop
erty is in great danger. 77*7:.'-
At 2 p. m. the 'fire is under control. j
It did not extend beyond the "castle." '
This famous building has for some !
time past been tenanted only on the
ground floor, by a drug store and small :
restaurant, and it was in the latter
that the fire originated. The interior 7
of the building was practically ruined.
The looses will aggregate $15,000.
Holmes? Accomplice "Was a Resi
dent of Providence.
PROVIDENCE, - R. 1., Aug. 18.—
Inspectors in the Providence police
department have just made the dis
covery that "Hatch," the much
wanted accomplice of the notorious
H. H. Holmes, formerly lived in this
city, and that his deserted wife is
living here at present. They have
suspected for some time thaf'Hatch"
and one Charles Brace, formerly a
photographer here, were the same
i person, but were unable until a day
lor two ago to confirm their sus
Samuel L. Kirk, of this city, is a
: brother-in-law of Brace. Mr. Kirk
willingly admitted that his sister
married Brace, alias "Hatch," twelve
I years ago at Moore's Forks, a small
! place in Clinton county, N. V., near
| the Canadian frontier. He was con
j sidered a model young man, and
was a school teacher. Twelve years
! ago he was studying for the min
istry. * y'y.--
Soon after the wedding a Dr. Mud
gett came to board in the Brace
family, and young Brace and the
doctor became fast friends. One
| day, however, the elder Brace and
i Dr. Mudgett quarreled, and the lat
ter moved.
Young Brace and his wife soon
after this went to Boston, where Brace
arranged to go into the grocery busi
ness in Cambridge, The firm was
! known as Brace & Wall. One day
j Brace was reported missing and it was
| found that he had taken with him all
the firm's available cash.* Soon after
wards he appeared in this city, hav
ing secured a position with a photog
rapher named Rose. He subsequently
took charge of Mr. Rose's Narragan-
I sett Pier office, and while thus en
! gaged, one day after kissing his wife
j good-bye, as usual, he left the city and
never returned. In this instance also
I he ' had collected as much money' as
j possible before his departure.
In Chicago Brace assumed the name '■
! of Charles Gilbert. Through a brother
j who lived in Chicago his identity was
established and it was learned that
he had married a nineteen-year-old
girl and was employed in one of the
offices of the Standard Oil company.
Mrs. Brace followed him to Chicago
and laid the case before his employers.
They called Gilbert in and she recog
nized him, but he refused to give
either his wife or his employers any
satisfaction, and the next day, with
his second wife, he left Chicago.
Mrs. Brace then came back here.
Later it was learned that the young
woman whom Brace married in Chica
go was not with him, and Mrs. Brace
advanced the opinion that she became
a victim of Holmes. ■ . ,r7i.7. •
Curious Origin of the Appellation
of the Dominion.
New York Sun.
The origin of the word Canada has
puzzled the wits of philologists for
more than 200 years. «Archbishop
Trench, when preparing matter for his
interesting book, "On the Study of
Words," addressed to men of letters
residing in Canada Inquiries as to the
origin of the name of the country.
Many answers were received, but all
were rejected as absurd or conjectural.
Trench refers to the word on page 153
of his book as follows: "One might
suppose that a name like Canada,
given, and within historic times, "to a
vast territory, would be accounted for,
but it is not."
Here is an account of how Canada
obtained its name, which I copied sev
eral years ago from a book in the
library of Sir Casimar Gzousky, To
"The origin of the name of Canada is
curious enough. The Spaniards visited
the country previous to the French,
and made particular searches for gold
and silver; and finding none, they of
ten said 'aqui nada' ("there is nothing
here,') After the departure of the
Spaniards the French arrived, and the
Indians, who wanted none of their
company, supposing they were also
Spaniards come on the same errand,
and were anxious to inform them that
their labor was lost by tarrying in
that country, incessantly repeated the
Spanish phrase, aqui - nada." The
French, who knew as little of Span
ish as the Indians, supposed this con
stantly recurring sound was the name
of the country, and gave It the name
of Canada, which it has borne ever
singe." ""}.'.;'.
nig Four Enters Louisville.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. IS.— The
Big Four ran its first passenger train
Into Louisville over the new Louis
ville and Jefferson bridge at 4 o'clock
this morning. This is the bridge on
which so many lives were lost during
its construction. The bridge, with its
approaches, . is about two miles long.
Beginning today, regular -trains will
be run over the new bridge, which will
be an Important matter to this city.
Suburban trains will probably be put
in operation shortly, and a large space
of country will be brought in direct
communication with Louisville.
Firemen Badly Injured.
BRIDGEPORT. Conn., Aug. : 18.—
Fire in the yard of the J. L. Tomlin
son Lumber company, on Knowlton
street, this afternoon destroyed lum
ber and several small buildings to the
amount of $25,000. Three horses were :
burned to death. The roof of one of
the sheds upon which several firemen
were stationed caved in, and three of
them were injured -but not seriously.
There is a partial Insurance.
Wrecked in Harbor.
NEWBURYPORT, : Mass., Aug. 18.-'
The sloop Jumbo, of Rockoort, while
in port here today, filled with water
and sank during a storm, and Capt.
Stephen Orr and George ! Welch - were
drowned. Both lived at Roekport. 7
> ■ ; Not for War Funds.
The assertion; that the proposed -loan
of £0,500,000 for public -works and rail
ways is intended to provide means in
the event of "war is denied.
DATION FOR A M.*«i\lFi_ t
■• '-Z- - "-^ — '
He Exhorts His Soldiers to Uphold
the Nation Made Great by
Their Predecessors,,
BERLIN, Aug. ,187— There has
been splendid weather today, which
is the twenty-fifth anniversary, of
the battle of Gravelotte, which had
so' decisive an influence upon the
Franco-Prussian war. The anniver
sary was signalized here by the lay
ing of the foundation stone of the
national monument to the late Em
peror William I. by his grandson,
Emperor William 11., in the pres- ;
ence of many of the German sov
ereigns and other dignitaries.
The proceedings opened at 8 -this
morning. The colors and standards
of the various regiments, crowned
with oak leaves, were brought upon
the ground, a richly decorated im
perial standard being displayed in
the center of the group. All the
houses in the neighborhood . were
tastefully decorated, the windows
and balconies showing streams of
bunting and the route being crowded
with gaily attired spectators. ?-.
At 9 o'clock a flourish of trumpets
announced the arrival of Emperor
William , who was received by Chan
cellor Yon Hohenlohe. The emperor
deposited under the foundation stone
! of the monument to his grandfather
j a memorial document in which he re
ferred to the enthusiastic uprising of
j the German nations under his grand
■ father, Emperor William the Great,
who had restored to the German
j nations their ardently desired unity,
j and had succeeded in securing for
j the newly arisen empire its proper
| weight in the system of states. The
emperor read aloud from the docu
ment to be deposited in the founda
tion stone as follows: 7*..y : y;
"The self-sacrificing accord of the
German princes, the wise counsel and
j energetic support of Yon Bismarck.the
j and genius of Yon Moltke, the . uh
i equaled courage and ability" of the
j commanders of the army, and before
i all, of Crown Prince Frederick Will
j lam; the devoted fidelity of Field Mar
shal Yon Roon and the discipline of
the people rendered success certain.
But, also, in the direction of works
of peace, the emperor was untiring to
his last breath inactive furtherance
j of the welfare of the working classes.
' The statue of William the Great should
! form a testimony of the inextinguish
able gratitude of the princes and the
people of Germany." J.y
At this point Count Yon Lerch
feldt, the Bavarian envoy plenipoten
tiary, handed Emperor William a
trowel, requesting that his majesty
would lay the foundation of a memor
ial which would remind Germany of
the great period of her history and
which the entire nation desired to
erect to the founder of its unity and
greatness. After the emperor , had
spread the cement on the stone, Baron
Yon Buel-Berenberg, president of the
reichstag, gave his majesty a mallet,
at the same time declaring that the
memorial would be a bronze mohu
ment of the inextinguishable gratitude
of the nation. Emperor William then
tapped the stone thrice with the mal
let, saying:
in recognition of the living, and for
the emulation of future generations.".
The imperial and royal personages
present, beginning with the Crown
Prince Frederick William and the
Grand Duke of Baden, then tapped
the stone in succession, while a salute
of 101 guns was flered and the bands
played. Supt. Gen. Faber delivered a
short address, and after the benedic
tion, the band played "Nun Dankel
Alle Gott." Chancellor Yon Hohlen
lohe proposed three cheers for the em
peror, which were given with the
greatest enthusiasm. The troops pre
sented arms and the bands played
"Hell, dlr Kaiser." : yyy
The whole ceremony was most brill
■ iant, and all who witnessed it were
deeply impressed. The surrounding
streets were thronged with persons
who had gathered to witness the cere
mony. Among those present were
Count Herbert yon Bismarck and Dr.
yon Schweninger. In the evening, the
emperor attended a banquet at Pots
dam, given by the First Brigade of
Foot Guards to celebrate the anniver
sary of the war of 1870. Replying to
a toast to his health, the emperor
said: *' y '; :y-y .
"With a full heart I thank you for
the beautiful words which have given
expression to the feelings of. all com
rades here assembled. The ground
: where we now are is hallowed by his
toric memory. From this spot -my
grandfather of blessed memory
dispatched the battalions of the
-first regiment of the guards on
their march into the field, after ad
dressing them with inspiring words.
Here it was that he assembled .the
first regiment of the guards in order
to express on the occasion of the tenth
anniversary of his coronation his
thanks and acknowledgment for their
services during the war. I will be
brief, for today '** - -
The great successes which the army
under the leadership of Emperor Will
iam, and more especially the Prussian,
guards, • achieved, derived , their origin
from the precepts instilled into us by
' the blessed emperor. What 7. was it
that constituted the great strength of
the army? It was implicit submission
to the will of its supreme commander.
Therefore, we ought constantly to re
member the three virtues which he
described as the main pillars of - the
army: Courage, honor and Implicit
obedience. Let us, with unremitting '
efforts, maintain and strengthen these
qualities. Then will the army: remain
such as the great emperor created it.
It will then form a .basis for .the.
•peace of Europe and justify the saylng
of Yon- Moltke: '.We are not r only
strong enough ' to*, maintain the peace
of Europe, but also to enforce -it '^f^-.
C "With heartfelt congratulations to"
the brigade *" on the occasion of this
glorious festival, which it is ' enabled
to celebrate in -company with many
brave . comrades who fought the bat
j tie of Saint Prlval.-I raise my glass
. and;. drink to the health and welfare
of the first brigade of the whole body
of ; guards and my army."
London Says the Festivities Are
Not ' National.
i LONDON, Aug. 18.— A dispatch to the
Times from Berlin, which will be pub
lished tomorrow, dwells upon the de
lays and difficulties in the history .of
the new memorial to Emperor William
1., and says that it does not appear to
be known what alterations have been
or will be made in the design in order
to keep the . expense within the limit
the reichstag has prescribed. 7 *
■"It is certainly to be hoped," the
dispatch continues, "that it will be
necessary to apply to parliament for a
fresh grant, which might easily lead
to a. repetition of the unpleasant dis
cussions which unfortunately char
acterized the history of the memorial.
. Today's ceremonies bore little resem
blance to a national festivity. Its mil
itary character was the most prominent
- feature. The general public was ex
cluded, and the regulations of the po
lice for closing thoroughfares in the
I neighborhood of the Schioss Freiheid
; we. ey extensive even for Berlin. It is
not surprising, therefore, that com
plaints were raised similar to those
heard at the opening of the new reich
stag. It was especially, remarked that
the laying of the keystone of the Bal
tic canal, the presidents of . the reich
stag as the representatives of the peo
ple followed the chancellor in the tap
ping of the stone, they were today rel
egated toi the last place.
A Berlin dispatch to the. Standard
says i that on the side toward the
river Spree, the square was closed by
a high board fence, divided into three
parts by slender, pillars, surmounted
by gilt Prussian "eagles. ~ About the
; middle of the fence stood the imperial
pavilion, draped with purple velvet
and adorned with oak ; and laurel
wreaths, the military emblems. A
" broad stairs" led down to the spot
where the block of stone was lying.
The pavilion formed the center of a
semi-circle of Venetian masts flying
•the 'flags of all the German states.
Festoons of oak and otner foliage and
drapery connected these with the
western front of the palace. The
platforms for the guests were placed
between the masts. On the right were,
the students with banners, and swords,
the municipal dignitaries, ' ministers
and secretaries, of state, including Ba
ron Marschall Yon Bieberstein, Baron
Yon Berlepsch, Baron Yon Koeller,
-Dr. Schoenstedt, Dr. Vori Stephen and
Herr Miguel. On the left were ; the
men of the bundesrath, the reichstag
and the lan tag and the generals and
admirals in gala uniforms. Herr Be
gas, the designer of the monument,
stood close to the stone. Squadrons
j I from the.; various regiments lined the
: way from the palace. ..The J emperor's
three eldest sons were among the of
ficers of the First regiment of the
foot guards. Deputations from "the
various regiments, . of which the old
emperor was the horforary colonel,
was also present. Close to the pavil
ion were the late emperor's aides,
Prince Radziwell, Count Perponcher,
Gen. Lehndorf, Counts -Blumehthal
and Waldersee. Geh.^Wferder'was" also"
conspicuous. The actual ceremony was
slightly abridged, owing to the 7 ab
sence of the •• Empress Augusta and
the 'Dowager Empress Frederick.
... Pope Congratulated.
ROME, Aug. 18.— Today, which Is the
fete day of his patron, Saint Joachim,
the pope received the congratulations
of the cardinals - and of the nobility,
etc. He invited his visitors into his
library and discoursed for an hour
upon the revival of religion in Italy
and upon various Catholic questions.
He appeared to be in good health.
Ex-Sachem Hears of Martin's As
sumption of Tammany Leader
. ship. Z " : 27-7'a
LONDON, Aug. 18.— A representa
tive of the Associated Press found
Richard Croker at New Market today
i and accompanied him back to London,
seeking to secure from him an inter-
I view on political affairs in New York.
I No amount of persuasion, howevsr,
j j could induce him to talk about James
J. > Martin's assumption, of the leader
ship of Tammany. "I have nothing to
say," was his repeated reply.
: He showed surprise, however, at the
news, and finally observed: "Who
ever takes the Tammany leadership
now has a big contract on his hands."
' Mr.' Croker was then asked about
the course of the board of police com
missioners in New York, in reply to
which he said: "It would not be fair
i to criticise them at this distance; but,
I judging from the amount of space the
; New York correspondents of the Lon
don papers are giving them daily, they
I must be raising Cain."
-. Mr. Croker was asked regarding the
interview with Mr. Dwyer, which was I
published In London last week, and 1
in which he complained of unfair
treatment at the hands of the British
I turf authorities. Mr. Croker expressed- !
; his surprise at Mr. Dwyer's remarks,
and said: "If he is correctly quoted, I
! am sorry he said it. vAs far as I am
i concerned,. I have been treated in the
• most agreeable manner, and I sup
! posed that Mr. Dwyer received the
i same treatment. One should remem
j ber that racing conditions here are
j different from those in America."
Mr. Croker says that he has changed
, his mind about going to the Dublin
! horse show next week, where he in-
I tended to trot his horse Spy Wilkes.
j But he is too busy here. He is moving
• his ; horses from Newmarket to the '
| South of England for the winter. He I
fays- the three geldings recently ar
rived from America are in fine condi
tion, and he thinks they will win race 9 '
next season. He •. has named them I
Yale, Harvard and Princeton. 7.^,-:
■? Mr. Croker is greatly elated over the
| receipt of a cablegram announcing that I
| bis son has passed an examination to I
tenter. Yale. . - - •■ -
f A prominent New York • Democrat,
.who Is here, says that James J. Mar- !
tin relations with Bourke Cockran
are -. too intimate to suit Croker.
; Discoveries in South Dakota "Will
B*eak Up the • European Mon
| opoly. ' 7 ; .".;77-"7'
t Mew. York World. -
*-A- discovery has been made in South
Dakota which will give employment to
thousands . of people in the United
States and keep in this country many
millions of dollars. The new industry
is that of making the finer grades of
| grindstones, which have hitherto been
| imported from England, Bavaria and ■
France. Quarries of stone have b*en
. recently ; found which supply stone
| equal -to the finest grade - imported.
I Specimens of the grindstones have been
! submitted to all the well-known ex
perts, who have agreed that no better
grade of stone is -In" existence. '1
•- For the higher class of grinding, such
I as fine cutlery, razors, surgical instru
ments, etc., a stone is required which
wul cut quickly so as not to take the
'temper: out of the steel. This is work
. for. which the new stone is peculiarly
fitted. r Some beds of the stone are so ;
, siard : as . to supply the place of emery ; '
; wheels. . One firm -of machinists in .
I New England has given orders to their
London .* agent not - to buy any - more '■
-grindstones.* .They 7 consider that the
«s.merican stone is perfectly adapted to -
. their needs. -. ; ;..y-.v,--. -*;.-• , - .7-;* .
7&The7shpply.is practically inexhaust- : ,
ible. At present the stone is no cheap-, '-.
er than the, imported article, even with
'.the 10 per cent duty, added, . .7: -v.'. 1 .
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Over Martin's Assumption of the
Leadership of the Tammany .
. SPRINGFIELD, 0., Aug. 18.—Al
though none of the leaders arrived
for the Democratic state convention
on Tuesday and Wednesday of this
week, yet the advance guard of work
ers and correspondents constitute
quite a crowd. Since the selection of
delegates yesterday in the different
counties it is evident that there will
be a close fight between the free sil
ver men and their opponents on the
organization of the convention and
the platform. The free silver men
control the state executive commit
tee, of which Allan W. Thurman is
chairman, and the Brice men con
trol the state central committee, of
which M. A. Smalley is chairman.
The free silver men claim that re
turns from yesterday's county con
vention show that they have a ma
jority of the delegates, but this is
not conceded by the Brice men, who
certainly, have the better organiza
tion. Senator Brice, ex-Gov. Camp
bell and the candidates are expected
tomorrow. It is conceded that there
will be a hot fight for members of
the committee on resolutions and for
places on other committees Tuesday
afternoon. At the district meetings
at 5 p. m. Tuesday it will be deter
mined who will control the conven
tion on Wednesday. If the free sil
ver men secure the organization it is
believed they will nominate Col.
James J. Kilbourne, of Columbus,
Thurman's candidate, for governor.
Times-Herald Gets Views of Na
tional Committeemen.
CHICAGO, Aug. Concerning the
views* of the national committeemen
on the question of a long or short'
campaign; the Times-Herald will to
morrow say: -•'
"Forty-eight national committeemen,
twenty Democrats and - twenty-eight
Republicans, have, responded- to ques
tions asked by the Times-Herald con-,
cerning the policy, of holding a short
presidential campaign. The vote is
now full enough to clearly indicate
the- probable results of the meetings
which will shortly be held by the two
national committees of the dominant
parties, .
"The Republican national commit
tee will declare in favor of a short
presidential campaign. The Demo
cratic national committee will declare
in favor of a short national cam
paign unless the free silver party de
nominates in the councils of the party.
The vote so far as it has been re
ceived and recorded by the Times-
Herald is as follows:
"Republican national commitee for a
short campaign, 14, against a short
campaign, 3; non-commital, 1; total
votes, 18.
"Democratic national committee, for
a short campaign, 10; against a short
campaign, 6; non-commital, 4; total
votes, 20." "
They Gather at Columbus for a
COLUMBUS, 0., Aug. 18. — Dele
gates and visitors to the national
meeting of the Leutscher Krieger
bund have been arriving in the city
all day, and the local committees
have been busy receiving the dele
gations and escorting them to their
respective headquarters. The Krieg
erbund is an organization composed
ef veterans who have served in the
German army and the national f est.
There are fifty-four subordinate soci
eties in the United States, with a
membership of about 6,000.
It is expected all these societies
will be represented at the meeting.
Delegations are here from Cleve
land, Allegheny, Cincinnati, Akron,
St. Louis, Chicago, Sheboygan, Wis.;
Joliet, 111.; Minneapolis, Aurora, 111.;
McKeesport, Pa.; Carnegie, Pa., and
Batesville, Ind, and many others
will arrive tonight and early morn
ing. Tonight an informal reception
and concert was held at Yolks hall,
the general headquarters. The fes
tivities proper open tomorrow, there
being a parade in the morning and
shooting contests in the afternoon.
Pittsburg and Allegheny have sent
uniformed divisions and others are
expected. These divisions are com
posed of the younger men of the or
ganization, and carry the same style
guns which they used in actual
service. Most of them are known
as the Manser rifle guns. A series
of banquets and balls will be given
throughout the meeting. The busi
ness sessions will not open until
Tuesday. „y;77 V., ..."'"■ v v - . "
Nebraska Man Proves Title to
English Estates. .
- PLATTSMOUTH, ;_ Neb., Aug. 18.—
Many of the residents of this city are
more than interested in the announce
ment y that William - Foxwell, whose
family resided here, had won his title ■
to the estate of the famous Harry- "
Hartley, Cornwall, 7 Eng. Mr. Fox
well went to England last November
to look '• after . the Foxwell interests.
He . has just forwarded the following
cable to his family: "We . have won."
7 The estate is valued at over **£000,000,
and Mr. Foxwell's Income from rents
will amount to fully $30,000 ; a year.
The estate Includes Rosewarne house, ;
Conburne and Rosetague house, Cross
well and a large ' number of estates.
The - first -two are the original * estates. :
Rosewarne ! house .being the home of
Wiliam 7 Harris and 7 Rosetague ; the
home" ' of Henry - Harris, the brother.
__ ' -j> Victim of Toughs. 7 j- "7.
. BIRMINGHAM, Ala:, Aug!" m^sVort-'
ly .: after midnight last *-. night James
Hurd heard two men cursing at : the
front door."- He called" to them to move
on, threatening to have them arrested.
One of them responded by telling him
if he wanted them to leave to make
them . leave, Hurd went to the door,
-and saw .two men standing a few feet
back in the darkness. As soon as they
saw him they began firing. Hurd fell
with a bullet in his left breast, and Im
mediately expired. No arrests.
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Fourth Summer Session Comes to
" a Close. 7V*
" PLATTSBURG, N. V., Aug. 18.— The
fourth annual sesion of the Catholic
summer . school closed this evening,
when Rev. John S. Belford, of Brook
lyn, delivered the sermon, his subject
being "The Church and the Republic."
He said: "The true church must
make its members good citizesns. The
Catholic church is the friend of every
legitimate government but it is in
dependent of any. No doubt the
church, like man, finds .one form of
government more favorable to its in
terests and development, but she suc
ceeds under all, and she helps all by
teaching obedience to authority and
-_, : fostering every good gift with
which God has blessed man. She recog
nizes no divine right to rule indepen
dent of justice, or the will of the peo
ple, and she teaches that when rulers
become unjust and cease to regard the
rights of the people they become ty
rants, punishable by God and 'by the
people. The church cannot Interfere
with the state, but she can say that
a law is unjust and' it may not be
"In judging the church for things
done in the middle ages we must not
separate her from the age or the state
of society. Enemies of the church do
not hesitate to say that she saved
Europe— that she was the only moral
power in the world. The church looks
upon the American republic as a legiti
mate government, she aprpoves its
constitution, but she does not say that
it is an ideal government- She be
lieves that it is possible to conceive a
government in which church and state
will remain distinct, but in which the
influence of religion will be more felt
and its rights more respected. This
is the sense of the late encyclical of
. Leo XIII. to the bishops of the United
. States. '," 7-7- '-c- ■"->: 7..
"She cannot obey any law that
makes marriage dissoluble except by
death; she cannot but protest against
any system of education that teaches
errors or fails to teach religion; she
holds that there is no more right to
spread the poison of error than the
poison of disease, and she holds that
the state should control the speaker
and writer of evil, as well as the
maniac and the leper."
Storm Does Much Damage in the
' " ' Smoky City.
PITTSBURG. Pa., Aug. 18.— This city
was swept by a heavy rain storm to
night that did considerable damage.
Several buildings were blown down
and telegraph and telephone wires seri
ously interfered with. The rainfall
was remarkable, 45-10Gths of an inch
falling in twenty minutes. Street car*
travel was Interrupted for a time, and
the many small losses throughout the
city will aggregate a large amount.
A special* from Bradford, Pa., says:
An electric storm, accompanied by hail,
passed over this, section at 7 o'clock
this evening. At Custer City hail
stones.fell measuring six inches in cir
cumference. Considerable damage was
done. ■■ • • -
7 Later reports show that the storm
. did more damage than was f supposed.
The tow; boat yTTfiTd •' Keef er,'' was ' sunk,
and the cook, Millie > jColbaugh, \ was
* drowned. Her body has not" been re
covered. This was the only fatality
reported. The boat is a total loss and
is valued at $15,000.' The. Decotah, an
excursion barge, was also sunk, but
can be raised without much damage.
The Little Bill, the tow boat of Home
stead fame, which towed the Pinker
ton, guards to take possession of the
Homestead Steel works on the morn
ing of the battle .with the strikers in
1892, was badly, damaged, and other
craft sustained injury from the wind.
The loaded coal now ln the harbor
waiting for a stage of water that will
float it to Southern ports, amounts to
26,000,000 bushels, and it is thought
that a large amount of this has been
lost. Fleets of loaded barges were
broken up by the force of the gale, and
the extent of the loss will not be
known until tomorrow.
Difficult Question for Satolli to
WASHINGTON, Aug. 18.-It Is un
derstood that Mgr. Satolli is giving his
attention to the question raised by the
j petition to himself for the suppression
of the brewery conducted by the Bene
dictine monks at Beatty, Pa., with a
view to harmonizing the differences,
so as to placate the complainants, and
at the same time not deal harshly with
the ecclesiastics who conduct the brew
ery. He is giving his attention to the
petition not from the point of view of
the petitioners, but also considers the
fact that the monks are native Ger
mans who cannot see the harm in the
drinking of beer made after the man
ner .pursued in the Fatherland. The
effort will be to settle the dispute
without any formal decision.
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Florida Mob Determined to Re
venae a Double Murder.
Samuel Lewis, murderer of three
men, was taken from jail at Juno at
3 a m. by a mob of masked men and.
lynched. When the mob demanded.
Lewis the jailer said they could have
him if they would harm no one else,
to which they consented. As the door
opened a negro deputy ran out. Some
one fired, missing him and killing Gus
tavo Kaiser, the jailer. The mob con
tinued firing at the negro but he es.
caped. Four men then entered the
jail and took Lewis, who begged piti
fully for his life, to a telegraph pole,
where he was ha*nged, after which the
body was riddled with bullets. Lewis
shot and killed John Highsmith, ex
tax collector of Dade county, and his
brother-in-law, George Davis, in cold
blood. Lewis . escaped, but a posse
went for and found him Aug. 9. In ar
resting him Lewis shot and killed Dep
uty County Clerk Ret McGregor.
Lewis is said to have killed five
men before. . y. y
Lack Only $50.
PHILDELPHIA, Pa., Aug. 18.-C. H.
Mitchel and W. B. * Taylor, bicyclists,
arrived here today from Denver, Col.,
having covered the entire distance on
• their wheels. They left Denver on
June 1 without a cent, on a wager of
$700 that they could reach Philadelphia
by Aug. 25 with : $500. With. a week to
spare • they have accumulated $450 by
giving banjo and mandolin concerts en
route. • ._
Nashville Strike Settled. '■'■
NASHVILLE. Term., Aug. 18.—Presi
dent W. P. ' Prescott, of the Interna
tional Typographical union, has been
here for several days arranging a set
tlement of the scale of wages of book :
and) job - printers. A settlement was
reached satisfactory to all on a sliding
scale of from $12 to $18 per week. Pres
cott left for Evansville, Ind., tonight.":
„-. Killed ,in .a Drunken Row.
r DETROIT, - Mich., Aug. 18.— John
Stafferson died early this . morning as '
the result of a blow on the head, which 5 : "
fractured his skull. 7 Deceased, who . -
was drunk, made ; some -. Insulting re
marks -to• an unknown man who was
passing with a lady. 2 -The stranger'
knocked Stafferson down, and' it is be- •
lieved his head struck the; curbstone,' j
inflicting the fatal wound, y- -^ -J:
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Bodies of AH but Two of th«
Young Ladies Recov
■_ ■■ ered. - . . Wks.l *
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OCEAN CITY, Md., Aug. IS.— By'
the overloading of a small pleasure
boat an entire family was drowned
and two other families are in mourn
ing. A party of farmers from the
neighborhood of Frankford and Sel
byville, Del., had a fish fry on Grey's
creek, a branch of the Isle of Wight
bay, with bathing.fishing and amuse
ments. William Hudson carried a
party of nine out sailing, and as
the boat was about to come back,
the women of the party jumped
screaming on the high side, capsizing
the little craft, which was hardly
large enough to carry five persons.'
The following, seven were drowned:
WILLIAM STORR, aged forty
five years, Philadelphia
LANRA STORR, his wife, aged
thity-five. 7\v.
IDA STORR, aged sixteen.
MAY STORR, aged fourteen.
teen, a daughter of Joshua Stevens,
of Selbyville. < ;;;.;;
LINA HALL, aged nineteen.
LULU HALL, aged fourteen, ths
daughters of Elisha Hall, of near
Frankford. 7y ~~~-
The capsizing occurred within 200
yards of the shore and in water
seven feet deep. Mr. Storr had only
one hand and was blind in one eye,
but was. an expert swimmer." He
succeeded in getting his two daugh
ters on the bottom of the boat and
was getting his wife, when the girls
became scared and slipped off of the
boat and went to their parents, and
together the four perished. Hudson,
who was sailing the boat, got the
two Hall girls on the boat, and was
trying to save " Miss " Stevens, when
they slipped off and were drowned
before he could get to them. The
other ladies who were $in the boat
were rescued by a fisherman who
put off from the- shore as the' boat*
capsized. Mr. Storr was found short
ly after his family, and Miss Stevens' '
body "was found today by-hauling a -
seine. Large parties are searching
for the bodies of the other two.
The Storrs family resided at 4919 Lan
caster avenue, Philadelphia. Mr.
Storrs was married in this neighbor
hood and yearly brought his family
down for a two weeks' outing. They
were very fond of aquatic sports and
spent most of their time boating and
fishing. Hudson, the skipper, protest
ed to Mr. Storrs against the party
crowding into his small boat, which
could only carry comfortably four
persons. Storrs answered: "Oh, there
is no danger. The water is shallow;
we are close to shore and the wind isi
light." '
The bodies, when . recovered today by
the searching parties, presented a hor
rible sight, particularly that of Mrs.
Storrs. Crabs had eaten the flesh
from her face, exposing her teeth and.
even the roots of her tongue. The
ends of the fingers of all had been
eaten away, and their eyes had disap
Before entering the boat, Mrs.
Storrs took her husband's gold watch,
over a hundred dollars in money and
their rings and other valuables and
tied them in her apron. She was
tightly clutching the bundle In death.
Double Cremation in an Algon
quin, 111., Illaxc.
ELGIN, 111., Aug. 18.— Frank Kasear
and his four-yeor-old daughter Hilvia,
were burned to death in a fire which
destroyed their residence and several
other buildings at Algonquin, a small
village near here, early this morning.
The fire started in Kasear*s house.
When aroused Kasear managed to get
his wife and two children out safely,
but before he could reach Hilvia, a
portion of the floor fell in, carrying the
child down. Kasear was crazed with
grief and resisted the efforts of neigh
bors to drag him from the burning
structure, clinging to the door frame
until the roof fell in, burying him in
the blazing mass. The pecuniary lcsn
es aggregate but a few thousand dol
Disastrous for Four Firemen.
SPRINGFIELD, O; Aug. 18.— A fire
started in the engine room of the Pat
ent Steel Whip company this afternoon
and destroyed stock and machinery
and the three-story brick and frame
building, entailing a loss of $20,000 on
stock and machinery and $10,000 on
buildings. A brisk wind blew sparks
two blocks off and burned three one
story frame dwellings and set fire to
other houses. A brick wall fell on
twelve men, who were standing on a
roof, that caved in. Ex-Fire Chief R.
O. King had three ribs broken, also in
ternal injuries. Firemen Charles Bo
rep, John Weir and Harry Todd were
burned and bruised, but not seriously.
Schooner's Crew in Peril. fi«f''&
' POINT ARENA, Cal., Aug. 18.-The
schooner James Townsend was driven
ashore just north of The lighthouse
this morning at 1 o'clock. She had
been in tow of the steamer Noyo, but
the line parted. The Noyo Is not in
sight, and must have lost the schooner
in the fog. : The -Townsend. is loaded
with lumber, bound to San Francisco
from Fort Bragg. „ One > man swam
ashore. : The rest of the crew. is in the
rigging and will be saved if the schoon
er holds together. Help was sent from *
here. - *y
..;.. Fatal for the Firemen.
,- MIDDLETOWN, L N. V.. Aug. 18.— At
an early hour this morning Ontario &
Western No. . 29 west-bound crashed
into two box- cars which .projected
from a siding over, the main tracks -it
Bernhardt'.- Bay. A fireman was' in- ' -
stantly killed. Engineer Kinney and
•Head'Bralt-r.t.-i:! J. Breed were badly
Injured. '!:e responsibility for the ac«
Qident has not yot been fixed. ■'..-.

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