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Great Cer nival Week.
State Fair aud G. A. K. En
campment. See
The Globe's Cr:n i Offer !
VOL. XIX.— NO. 239.
L WEDNESDAY, AUG. 20, 189«.
Weather for Today-
Fair; Northwesterly Win ids.
*A*ew York Republican Convention.
No Nomination Yet for Governor.
('uniiila Beats Veneedor Sailing.
_________ Is Disabled.
Ontonagon, Mieh.. Burning*.
•**" PAGE 2.
Ladies' G. A. R. Committees Report.
Preliminary Work Rounded Up.
Today's Populist Convention.
Lind to Be Named for Governor.
John T. Illatsdell Dead.
Pratt Renominated for Mayor.
Delegates to Indianapolis.
Bryan the Guest of Senator Hill.
Minneapolis Defeats St. Panl.
Other Western League Winners.
Horses for tlie State Fair.
Republican Clubs at Milwaukee.
-PAGE 6.
Bar Silver 60 3-Bc.
tush Wheat In Chicago 50 l-4c.
Stock- Close Heavy.
Northwest Needs More Rain.
Tom Reed Speaks In Maine.
Wants of the People.
Great Northern Earnings Good.
Four Suspects in Jail.
Aurora Park— Base Ball, 3.30.
Minnetonka — Interlake Races 2.30.
NEW YORK— Arrived: New York, South
ampton; Mississippi, London; Circassia, Glas
NEW YORK— Arrived: Noordland, from
Antwerp; Georgie, from Liverpool; Spree,
from Bremen.
LIVERPOOL— SaiIed: Sylvania, for Bos
Robert Pratt has a quit claim deed to
Minneapolis again.
Li Hung Chang would go to Chicago
If Chicago would invite him. Chicago
Horace E. "Boies is going to stump
lowa for silver. Mr. Boies still lives
at Waterloo.
Mayor Doran and the board of public
Works might declare an armistice for
Grand Army week.
Buffalo claims 354,000 as a directory
count. But every manager of a direc
tory is an inflationist.
Secretary Hoke Smith has taken his
lightning rod down, and Secretary
Morton has put his up.
The White Bear yacht Alfrida ran
on a bar yesterday, but her crew got
no extra drinks on that account.
A subject has at last been found
which Gov. Altgeld will not discuss —
the charge that he is a boodler.
Mr. McKinley and Mr. Bryan will
miss it if they do not secure a collec
tion of the newspaper pictures of them
Judging from the immense number
of sidewalk arguments, it is evident
that everybody thinks he can discuss
the money question.
The letter which Mr. Cleveland is
writing is probably not addressed to
anybody in Indianapolis, but to the
Fifty-fourth congress.
One of the Vanderbilts has built a
bicycle track around the deck of his
yacht. Other people will do the same
thing as soon as they get their yachts.
Young Mr. Tawney has already dis
tributed 35,000 documents over the
First district. Some day Mr. Tawney
ls in danger of making the First dis
trict very tired.
The band played "Dixie" at the meet
ing of the Republican National League
of Clubs at Milwaukee yesterday. The
band was the only Democrat in the
The victory of the Canada over the
Vencedor suggests that the next time
Lord Dunraven has a race for the
America's cup he get a Canadian to
run his boat.
Mr. Bryan is on his way West. One
of the next things he will do will be to
write his letter of acceptance. It is
j not expected, however, that there will
be any joy in it for Tom Watson.
Francis will not be able to accom
plish any great reforms during his
short term as secretary of the interior,
but he will do what Hoke Smith did
not, represent the administration.
The Morris base ball team defeated
the Minneapolis team cf pennant win
ners. The Minneapolis team has -de-
feated the St. Paul aggregation of base
ball talent five games in succession.
What sort of a showing would the St.
Paul team make against Morris?
Tt would be funny if Hanna and Mc-
Kinley should refuse to sieak to eac*i
other before this camp* ign is over.
Hanna has ordered McKinley to talk
money and not protection, but the
major slopped over the other day and
didn't talk anything but high tariff,
and now Hanna is mad enough to lock
him up and give him nothing but bread
and water for a week.
v A. J. Warner, president of the Ameri
can Bimetallic union, has sent out a
letier urging the formation of silver
clubs in every state, county, city, town
and school district. He says the union
"will assist in disseminating correct
Information upon this subject, the cor
rect solution of which means so much
to the people of our common country."
Mr. Warner's use of the word "cor
rect" leads one to the conclusion that
he is going to distribute Kold-standard
________ _ __________
Warner Miller Tamed Down by the
Credentials Committee and
Denied a Scat.
SARATOGA, N. V., Aug. 25.— The
state Republican convention to nomi
nate candiates for governor and lieu
tenant governor, met here today. When
Mr. Platt entered the convention hall
the entire assemblage arose. The ap
plause was deafening. Mr. Piatt's
usual nervousness was apparent, and
when one of the bands played "Hail
to the Chief," he did not look par
ticularly pleased. As the applause sub
sided, an enthusiastic spectator shout
ed: "Three cheers for Thomas C.
Platt," and the call was answered with
a will.
The convention was stormy from'the
first. The credentials committee denied
a seat to Warner Miller, and he was
howled down when he attempted a
personal explanation. It was only when
Platt asked for silence that Miller was
given a hearing. The leader of the
defeated faction declared his intention
to stand by the party, and then took
his seat among the spectators. It was
the first Republican convention In
thirtyVears in which he has not been
a delegate.
Mr. Platt this morning announced
positively that he was not a candidate
for the nomination for governor, and
that the others must fight it out among
themselves. Later in the day he re
sisted an attempt to stampede the con
vention for him. The convention this
afternoon adopted its platform, took
two ballots without making a nomina
tion for governor, and then adjourned
until morning.
At 12:22, Benjamin Odell, in the ab
sence of State Chairman Hackett, call
ed the convention to order, and Bishop
Newman offered prayer. Congressman
Frank Black was selected to be tem
porary chairman. He delivered a leng
thy address, in which he discussed the
financial issue and criticized the Demo
cratic platform. At the conclusion of
Chairman Black's speech, the usual
committees were named and then a
recess was taken until 5 p. m. The com
mittee on permanent organization met
direce.ly after adjournment and select
ed Gen. Stewart L. Woodford, of Brook
lyn, as permanent chairman of the con
The most interesting contest before :
the credentials com/mittee was that
from Herkimer, between Titus Sheard,
(the sitting delegate) and Warner Mil- \
ler, the latter accusing the former of j
fraud. The committees' report, making j
the temporary roll permanent, excluded j
Mr. Miller from a state convention for
the first time in thirty years. When I
the convention reassembled the report ;
was presented. Deputy Attorney Gen- |
eial Hasbrouck asked for a division of j
the question, and a separate vote on
the Oneida county case. Then from
the center of the hall from the Her
kimer county seats came Warner Mil- [
ler. His face was full of passion and
his lip trembled as from parts of the
hall came cheers, and from other parts
hisses and yells of derision, "Get out,
you don't belong here." Pandemonium
arose and the chairman's gavel was al-
I most useless to quell it. Then Otto j
Irving Wise, of New York, made him- i
self heard above the din. "I object to |
Mr. Miller speaking. He is not on the j
roll of the convention." Then again
the row arose. The galleries yelled in !
derision and again called names. The j
supporters of Saxton and Roberts cheer- 4
ed as a challenge to this element, and
for a few minutes Mr. Miller stood silent j
in this storm of derision and applause.
In the lull in the tumult, the chair
man said, derisively: "From what j
! county dees the gentleman come," and
! his sarcasm was greeted with cheers, |
| and a renewal of hisses and cheers. I
Down in the front Mr. Platt started j
to his feet. In an instant there was j
calm, and in his low voice he was
heard to say:
"Mr. Chairman, I hope and I move
that the gentleman be heard." Organ
ization and anti-organization joined in
the applause that followed this clever
coup, and the gavel of the chairman
finally succeeded in restoring order.
Mr. Miller then began to speak. His
remarks were dignified and not in
cendiary. His declaration of Republi
canism, despite such treatment as
might be accorded him, brought forth
a storm of applause and his declara
tion of loyalty to the party was simi
larly received. He began his address
with a mild sarcastic reference to Mr.
Flatt by saying: 'I do not believe that
this convention would refuse me a
hearing, but it seems to me, sir, that
it took the power of one man (Platt)
to grant me that hearing and I return
my thanks for the courtesy of com
manding this convention to give me a
hearing." He then reviewed the Her
kimer county convention and the prim
aries to select delegates to it, declaring
that gross irregularities were numer
ous and that in the convention he was
declared defeated, yet four more votes
were cast for him than for his op
ponent. He accepted the decision of
the committee, however, and said In
closing: "If you do more in this cause
from now until November than I shall
do it will be only because you are
stronger and more able than I am."
N^Vhen Mr. Miller finished, he was
heartily applauded. Mr. Hasbrouck's
motion to divide the question was de
feated by a viva voce vote, and then the
crowd paused in its hurrahing to see
the result. Mr. Miller arose, and in a
composed manner walked down the
aisle to the spectator's seats. There was
hardly a sound either from the sneerers
or the cheerers. It was a peculiar
change from the earlier scene of riot and
When quiet was restored. the commit
tee on permanent organization reported
Gen. Stewart L. Woodford as the per
manent chairman and he assumed the
chair. At the conclusion of Mr. Wood
ford's speech, there was much applause,
after which he called for the report of
the committee on resolutions. . Chair
man' Eli Quigg, of New York, read the
report and the platform as adopted by
the committee was indorsed by the con
vention without debate.
The Republicans of New York in convention
asambk-d congratulate their fellow citizens
throughout the country upon the distinctness
of the issue by which In the present campaign
the great political parties are divided. There
is no eo.uivocatlon in any of the party plat
forms nor doubt as to what the candidates
intend. The allied Democratic and Populist
parties say that their success will lead at
once to the free coinage of silver. The Re-
publican party 6ays that the present gold
standard must be maintained and that the
way to recover our lost •prosperity ls to re
turn to the wise industrial policy by which
under Republican rule prosperity was
The attempt to make an ounce of gold equal
in value to only sixteen ounces of silver whin
It is now worth thirty ounces is hopeless and
absurd. The United States could not either
take nor use the silver that a free coinage
law would bring to their mints. This fact
is so plain to the world of business that the
mere announcement of tho success of the
Democratic ticket would stnd gold at once to
a premium, drive debtors into cruel liquida
tion and cause a further withdrawal of capital
from Investment, and the further suspension
of industry. No injury could be inflicted upon
trade and commerce; no fraud perpetuated
upon labor; no shame visited the national
reputation more hurtful than would be the
enactment of a law compelling the people to
accept, In payment of debts, a coin for one
dollar which they could spend for not much
more than half that sum.
To allege that our stock of money is not
now sufficient for the transaction of business
is mere assertion, but if it were true the evil
it implies would not be cured by a law the
first and Instantaneous effect of-which would
be to drive out of circulation our entire sup
ply of gold money, more than one-third of
the whole.
The employment of all the minting re
sources of the government in the coinage of
stiver dollars only could not In a period of
fifteen years make up for the deficiency of the
circulation that would result from the retire
ment of gold. The currency per capita is
greater than it ever has been. The people can
take no more money than they can buy with
their labor, and what they buy is value and
not mere denominations. To the mai'--°n*mce
of a pure circulation of dollars of a foil and
equal valuation the Republican party is reso
lutely pledged, and for the flrm establishment
of that policy It asks the support of every
citizen who wishes neither to cheat nor to be
It must be constantly borne in mind that
the conditions out of which this agitation for
free silver has arisen were created by the
Democratic assault on the country's manu
facturing industries. If there had been no in
terruption of the protective policy, there
would have been no interruption of the coun
try's business, no failure of revenue and no
lack of profitable employment for the people.
The increase of J262.315.4C0 to the face of the
bonded debt, which four years of Democratic
rule has compelled, while in some measure
due to the acts of congress upon the public
credit by the pressure of free silver bills, had
Its origin in a tariff act which converted a
monthly surplus revenue into a monthly de
ficit, and exposed domestic production to un
just competition.
The Republican party is wedded to no set of
rates or schedules, but its cardinal principle
is the protection of American industry. A tariff
must be enacted that will provide revenues
sufficient to meet the ordinary and necessary
expenses of the government and so adjusted
as to place American labor without the sac
rifice of our high wage system, on at least
equal terms in our own market with the
labor of other lands.
The nomination of McKinley and Garret
A. Hobart by the Republican national con
vention is received by the Republicans of New
York state with enthusiasm and confidence.
We indorse the platform on which they were
placed before the country and assure to them
the active support of every Republican within
the borders of Nrfw York.
We commend the wise, dignified and popular
administration of Gov. Levi P. Morton ' and
call attention to the contrast it affords with
the preceding Democratic administration in
the freedom of every form of public scandal.
The record of the last legislature was Indorsed,
the Raines liquor law praised, making of
good roads advocated and the enactment of
the Greater New York bill approved.
The committee on resolutions de
clined to incorporate a resolution pre
sented by representatives of the A. P.
A. and the National League for the
Protection of American Institutions,
proposing a sixteenth amendment to
the constitution of the United States
prohibiting the aiding of secular in
stitutions with funds derived from
The chair then called for the nomin
ation of candidates. The names of
Gen. John Palmer, the present secre
tary of state: Col. Archibald Baxter, of
Chemung; Congressman Frank S.
Black, of Rennsselaer; Comptroller
James A. Roberts, of Erie, and James
I W. Wadsworth, of Genesee, were pre
sented, and elicited the usual "♦hearty
j applause. When Monroe county was
; reached, wild applause for Geo. W.
| Aldridge began and when his name
| was mentioned a demonstration last
ing thirteen minutes followed. The
| presentation of Senator Timothy E.
j Ellsworth's name wrung from Mr.
| Platt his first cheer of the session.
j Hamilton Fish's name was then pre
' sented amid great applause, after
which Senator Edgar T. Brackett's
name was presented. When Tioga
county was reached the galleries shout
ed "Platt, Platt" and it looked as if
there would be a stampede, but Mr.
Platt remained seated and motioned
his friends to sit down. Gen. Anson
Wood placed in nomination Charles T.
Saxton, and the galleries and his ad
; herents greeted his name with great
1 applause, but the delegates as a whole
j were significantly silent. Despite this,
| the demonstration was kept up for
! sixteen minutes and then the Aldridge
I banner was brought upon the scene
i and the adherents of the two men
i shouted at each other for five minutes
: longer. Balloting then began. The
| balloting resulted as follows:
Name. First. Second.
I Aldridg. 224 227
! Fish 11l 123
! Roberts 95 91
j Saxton 72 61
Baxter 59 55
Black 36 37
I Wadsworth 55 51
! Ellsworth 12 10
i Brackett 33 33
Palmer 39 31
Hiscock 1
Odell 5
Fassett 21 29
Lexow 3
The convention then adjourned until to
morrow morning at 11 o'clock.
He Took the Two-Mile Handicap at
SARATOGA, N. V., All.. 25.— Several thou
sand persons enjoyed the national circuit
! bicycle races this afternoon at Wood— •.wn
| oval. Summary:
One mile, Saratoga county handicap — Won
! by O. H. Monroe, of Cohoes, scratsh; time,
2:15 2-5. Half-mile, open, professional, final
heat—Won by A. O. Kennedy, Chicago; Tcm
Butler. Cambridgeport. Mass., second; O. D.
! Stevens, Ottumwa, 10., third; time. 1:04 1-5.
One mile, open, amateur, final heat — Won by
i H. Monroe; time. 2:10 2-5.
Mile open, professional— Final heat won by
Tom Butler, F. V. Rigby, Toledo, second, A.
O. Kennedy, third. Time, 2:13. Half-mile
i open, amateur — Final heat won by A. M. Zim
j brich, Rochester. Time, 1:05 1-5. Two-mile
[ handicap, professional— Won by W. E. Becker,
I Minneapolis; Floyd McFarland, San Jose, sec
i ond; J. B. Bowler, Chicago, third. Time,
! 4:30. Two-mile handicap, amateur— Won by
O. H. Monroe. Time, 4:56 2-5.
Troop of Cavalry Called Oat to Sah
dne Them.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 25.— A tele
! gram received from the United States
| marshal at Santa Fe, N. M., states that
j the Spear gang of postoffice robbers
j with other outlaws is fortified in Grant
i county, N. M., and that owing to the
j fact that many of the ranchers are in
, sympathy with the robbers it is diffi
j cult to procure a posse to effect their
arrest. About two weeks ago they
killed a United States officer. The mar
shal at Santa Fe asks that a troop of
cavalry from Fort Bayard be ordered
to assist, and the commanding general
has been directed to use his discretion
in the matter.
Land Discussion.
DULUTH, Minn., Aug. 25.— Judge Ensign
today decided an important case, Involving
mineral lands situated near Tower, valued
at $50,000. A patent was issued from the gov
ernment to the state for lots 3 and 4 and
south half of northwest quarter of 3-61-15
Joseph Roy In 1883 pre-empted the land but
found it returned by the surveyor as swamp
which caused it to revert to the state. Roy
contested the matter In the general land
office, and while this waa pending a patent
was issued by mistake to the state, which
included the land In question in the Duluth
_ Iron Range land grant. The road sold tho
south half of the land to John Megins. Roy
brought suit against the road and"* Megins
and Judge Ensign decided in Roy's favor
holding it was not swamp.
PI /rC^LI A.~W __, _TS. I'J " , "" 1 ' i i
iW^^\ 111 i ... tlf *QQ*ETY.
!_liiiHiitiiiiiiit/iMh, ■ !:/
McKinley— The gent -rants to know what the hill of fare _ going to he— soup or possnm?
Hanna— 'Taint .-vine to he nuffin yit. Yon jis tell him to hold his bosses till I git ready.
Unless There Is More Wind Today
One Additional Race Will Settle
the Question.
TOLEDO, 0., Aug. 25.— The Canadian
cup defender, Canada, defeated the
Chicago challenger, Vencedor, today,
in the first race for the international
trophy. The winner made the course
in five hours and forty-nine minutes,
or eleven minutes within the time lim
it. The race was for the most part
a drifting match. There were occa
sional light breezes in which the Can
ada did the best work. Twice during
the race there was a twelve-mile-an
hour breeze blowing. In this wind the
Vencedor showed some gain over her
rival, but there was not enough of that
sort of weather for the challenger.
The situation tonight is that Vence
dor may win tomorrow if the wind
blows more than twelve miles an hour.
With a lighter breeze Canada is al- j
most certain to win tonlorrow, and !
thus end the international contest. The
wind this morning came \ip with the
sun, and the spirits of 'the Toledo
crowds grew with the breezfe. The Ven
cedor people wanted wind in great !
quantities, for they felt with their re
duced sail plan, that the light Canadi
an boat, with its big spread of canvass,
would have the best of them in a light
breeze. Capt. Jarvis, of. the Canada, j
said he wanted just breeze enough to ;
permit his boat to carry her full suit j
of canvac comfortably, while Capt. j
Barber, of the Vencedoi-, hoped the I
wind would blow hard enough to com- j
pel the Canadians to reef or take in
their topsail.
Both the boats were to*wed out to
the course early in the morning and j
the sailors were limbered np for their j
day's work by a good spin around the >
course. There was a light breeze from '
the Southeast about 8 O'orlock but it j
continued to freshen until time to start i
on the race. When thflf ;pre_>aratory !
gun was fired, the~yachts» were man
euvering near the line for a good posi
tion in which to make the -flying start.
Promptly at 11 o'clock the starting gun
was fired and both boats Squared away
for the line. Vencedor crossed thirty
seconds after the starting gun was
fired. Canada crossed at I*l. after the
gun. Both were trimmed a^ike; balloon
jib top sail, stay sail, jib find club top
sail. Immediately after cr<J sslng the i
line both boats got theiri spinnakers
ready and stood on the staf-board tack,
going free with started sheets for the
east course. The wind blew about 8
miles an hour but began to freshen to
about 10 miles an hour. Fifteen minutes
later the wind went down **a_d Canada
walked up on the Vencedor and passed
her. Instantly Capt. Barber w«*rt to
the windward of Canada with his vspin
naker set. It did no gold and was
taken in at once. For a time Vencedor
had Canada blanketed but Capt. Jarvis
hauled off and got the breeze again.
After they had been out half an hour
the wind slackened and Vencedor fell
away nearly ten lengths. It began to
look as though a race much like yes
terday would be repeated. Just before
reaching the stake boat Vencedor be
gan to gain and lessened the _istance
between them one half. Canada round
ed the first turn at 11:57* Vencedor
rounded at 11:58— a minute behind.
They started away on the second leg
with a little better breeze and Vencedor
showed a little gain.
So long as the wind lasted Vencedor
appeared to outfoot her black rival,
but when, the wind fell off, Canada
w-ent faster. The wind on the second
leg of the course was south southwest,
which made the race a close haul.
Nearly half way on the Canada found
it necessary to take in her balloon jib
and put out her jib topsail.
The wind as a whole on the second
leg was better than it was on the first.
Canada rounded the second turn at 12:44
and stood away on the port tack, close
hauled for a beat to windward on the
third leg of the course. Vencedor took in
her balloon jib and put out her jib top
sail just before she rounded the stake
boat at 12:54:20, and stood away on the
port tack close hauled. Vencedor lost
about 9 minutes on the second leg. On
the last leg of the first round the boats
sailed very evenly until they neared
the home turn. Then both went along
at something like a racing_speed, Vence
dor being more than a mile behind.
Canada rounded at 2:06. The wind was
now blowing better than 12 miles an
h( ur with a prospect of a still better
breeze. Vencedor rounded at 2:14. She
had gained nearly a minute in the stiff
breeze on the last leg.
There was 2 hours 24 minutes in which
to finish within time limit of five and
a half hours. Canada sailed the first
roun. in 3 hours and 6 minutes. Bet
ter sailing was therefore necessary to
make a race. The wind blew steadily
about 12 miles an hour and before Cana
da reached the stake boat, Vencedor
had made up about a half mile on the
leg. Canada heeled over in the breeze
while Vencedor stood up stiff. Canada
turned the stake at 2:40 with her bal
lcon jib out. Vencedor rounded at
The wind now died down and Can
ada gained a little when she rounded
the next stake boat at 3:30. Vencedor
was about a mile and a half away. The
wind had died away and unless it
freshened, there would probably be no
race. Vencedor rounded at 3:44 — four
teen minutes behind the Canadian
boat, close hauled on the pork tack,
having lost seven minutes on the spin
naker run.
The wind freshened a little after
Vencedor rounded and it continued to
improve, greatly to .the advantage of
Vencedor. For a long time it was a
question which would cross the finish
line within the time limit, but as the
breeze grew in force it became evident
that Canada would cross with a small
margin of time to spare. At 4:19 she
rounded the stake boat amid the
screaming of whistles. She had saved
the race with eleven minutes to spare.
When she neared the line there were
but two of her sailors in sight, but as
soon as she turned the sailors sprang
up out of the hold and ran to their sta- !
tions with the precision of clock work, j
Vencedor rounded the final boat at
4:37, more than eighteen minutes be
hind. With the time allowance, Ven
cedor was beaten more than twenty
three minutes.
Time: Canada, starting 11, actual
time, 11:01:20; finish, 4:19:08; corrected
time, 4:14:23.
Vencedor, starting 11, actual 11:00:40;
finish, 4:37:07; corrected time 4:37:07.
Fire Started by Tramps Causes an
$80,000 Loss.
WASECA, Minn Aug. 25.— Fire, originating
in a building formerly occupied as a coffin
factory, at 3 o'clock this morning, completely
destroyed the* flour mill of Everett Aughen
baugh & Co., also their storehouse and two
carloads of flour. Excellent service by the
firemen saved the elevator filled with wheat.
The old mill was destroyed by fire and rebuilt
in 1&91. The loss is about $80,000, and the
insurance is about $30,000. The proprietors
will rebuild. The fire is supposed to have
been set. probably unintentionally, by tramps.
The loss to the city ls sreat, and citizens are
indignant, and a warm reception is promised
for any tramps In future. This is the third
•Are in the week supposed to have been set
by tramps.
Bad Farm Fire.
Special to the Globe.
WATERTOWN, S. D.. Aug. 25.— The farm
of ex-sheriff John A. Jones, adjoining this
city, was visited by a disastrous fire last
night, totally destroying the large barn, and
burning fifty sheep, eight horses, cows, several
tone of hay and all machinery. Mr. Jones
narrowly escaped with his own life in trying
to save one of the horses. The origin of the
Are Is unknown, but is supposed to be the
work of tramps. Loss, $3,000; insurance.
PRJCE TWO CENTS— { _$,_f%_\™.
But It Is Not Certain That Ail Es
caped—Property Lolas Is
GREEN BAY, Wis., Aug. 25.—On
tonagon, Mich., was destroyed by fire
this afternoon. Of the city of about
2,000 population hardly a house is left
standing. Among the property de
stroyed is the extensive plant of the
Diamond Match company and 60,000,
--000 feet of lumber in its yards. Con
servative estimates place the loss at
$1,500,000. No lives were lost at last
reports. Communication has been cut
off since 5 p. m., and no further news
will be possible until morning.
The fire had been burning in the
woods southwest of the city for two
weeks. It was nearly out when a
southwest gale yesterday and today
swept in upon the town. At noon it
was seen that the city was doomed.
A message was sent to Supt. Minturn,
of the St. Paul road at Green Bay,
asking for a train to take the people
away. The operator who sent the mes
sage was driven away from his instru
ment by the burning of the building.
A train was ordered there from Porl,
twenty-six miles south. The train
reached Ontonagon and took a load of
people to Rockland, ten miles away.
It left again for Ontonagon for another
load, and since then nothing has been
heard from there.
At 5 o'clock the flames had swept
through the main part of the city, de
stroying all the business houses, many
residences, the match company's mills,
the water works, electric light plant,
court house, jail, etc. The flames then
worked up the river to the rest of the
city. The operator who left the instru
ment, which had been temporarily put
up, said nothing could save the city
from utter annihilation, that unless the
wind went down by dark every house
would be destroyed. The wind did not
subside. It is unlikely that the city
will be rebuilt.
At midnight tonight the entire city
is practically in ashes, and two thou
sand people are homeless without
clothing or shelter. Of this number
1,500 are in absolute want. The fire
has swept away nearly every dwelling
house, all stores and other places of
business, and all the big mills and
other manufacturing plants. Whether
or not there has been loss of life can
not be learned tonight. If no one per
ished in the wave of fire that swept
from woods to lake it is little short
of miraculous. Later estimates of the
loss place the amount at fully a mil
lion and a half, with very little in
surance. A call was issued tonight by
a relief committee for food, clothing
and shelter for 1,500 persons.
Forest Fires.
IROXWOOD, Mich., Aug. 25.— Forest fires
have been raging around Trcnwood and Hur
ley all day and a southwest gale has been
blowing since 9 o'clock this morning. Prop
erty on the outskirts of the city is beinj*
damaged to a considerable extent. The fire
departments an-1 volunteers of both town.
art 1 doing al! in their power to check thf
configratiou, with poor results as yet. A
dense smoke has completely enveloped thr
city, making traffic slow and unsafe. At ?
j o'clock the wind had died down some, but the
| Area were still raging.
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Coca Over the Coarse at Groat
Wind, confusion, expectation and
disappointment were the principal
features of what was to have be en the
first race of the series between the
White Bear and the Minnetonka yacht
clubs at Minnetonka yesterday after
noon. There was no race. Two of the
four boats were disabled: The Alfrida
and the Varuna. This spoiled the
races in both classes and equally di
vided the misfortune between the two
clubs. A gay crowd of 400 people was
sadly disappointed. The pretty girls
pouted and said it was "just too awful
ly awful," and the stalwart duck-clad
sailors, wet to the skin, swore softly
and sweetly, the sound of which was
drowned by the raging wind. The
story of the race is this:
The largest crowd, by far, that has
ever been attracted to the Minnetonka
Yacht club house by any event assem
bled there yesterday afternoon to wit
ness the first of the series of three
races. The afternoon trains were
packed with spectators, most of whom
took passage in small steamers for
the Club House island. The wind was
one of the strongest that has ever
been experienced at Minnetonka on
a clear day. It was blowing twenty-six
miles per hour and the waves were
running remarkably high. The four
.contesting boats were rather slow
about getting ready. Alfrida, the
White Bear sloop, was towed up to the
club house by the judges' boat. Tartar
sailed up close reefed a few moments
later. It was 3:33 before the judges
boat, Acte, got into position. Th<->
judges were Fred Hopkins and E. J.
Phelps, of Minneapolis, and Dr J M
Welsh, of St. Paul. Preparations were
being made to fire the starting gun
for the sloops, and Tartar was run
ning up and down the bay like a wild
colt, waiting for the signal to be given
to start. Alfrida slowly swung out'
from her moorings at the club houe-*-
Interest was intense as the two sloops
drew closer together for the first time
Then there was a jar and a halt on
the part of the Alfrida. Her taught
canvass began to flutter in a distressed
manner and it soon became apparent
that she had met the ignominious fate
of running hard on a bar within fifty
feet of the club house. Her rudder had
been jammed up through her stern
and she was helpless. Before the
judges fully realized what was the
matter Alfrida had her sails down and
was being blown across the bay to
the Cottagewood shore.
Tartar in the meantime was waiting
for the gun, which was not fired. Shi
bore down on the scene and tried to
get an understanding of the situation
The confusion rattled the skippers of
the two cat boats Varuna and Nushka
After some hesitation the judges decided
that there must be some kind of a
race anyway, and so with difficulty they
gave the cats to understand that a gun
would be fired for them to start The
gun was fired. Varuna was near the
starting post in readiness, and the
Nushka was not far behind. Varuna
swung out of stays and heaved away
for the start. Just as she was crossing
the line her mast gave way under the
terrific strain and cracked with a noise
that could be heard clear across the
bay. That settled it. The race could
not now be sailed in either class. Tin
judges came In to the club house and
delivered the doleful ultimatum. No
tice to that effect was posted on the
club bulletin board and It was officially
stated that the series would be begun
over again today. By this morning
both the disabled boats will be ready
for another trial. The Alfrida's in
jured rudder can be fixed in an hour or
so. and Capt. Wetmore thinks he ran
easily borrow a mast that will take the
place of the broken one in Varuna.
Tartar, after ascertaining that a",
races were off, took advantage of her
start and sailed around the course oi-ee.
Her running was phenomenal. The
terrific wind drove the marvelous boat
through the water like an arrow. Peo
ple fairly gasped. It was undoubted" v
the fastest water sailing ever done on
the lake, and the speed of the boat
nearer approached that of an ire
yacht than anything else. No one had
a chance to see what the Alfrida would
have done under similar circumstan
An idea of the force of the wind can
be obtained from the fact that the big
powerful steamer, City of St. Louis,
could not steam against it out of St.
Louis bay. After several attempts, she
had to give it up and swing around
into the sheltered cove opposite the
Milwaukee railway station at Hotel
St. Louis. Her passengers were trans
ferred to tug boats.
Played With Fire.
SIOUX FALLS, S. D., Aug. 25.— A four
year-old son of Oscar Ericson was burned to
death last night. He was playing with an
old miner's lamp and filled it with gasoline,
which, when lighted, exploded and burned
him terribly. He lived five hours.
Fergus Falls Blaze.
FERGUS FALLS, Aug. 25.— The machinery
warehouse of Bertelson & Hille, and an ad
joining building, burned to the ground at
midnight. Two imported stallions and fuur
other horses burned. Total loss, about $13. 000;
insurance, $5,000. The fire was set by tramps.
Gold ° r
? "The trouble with silver is J
) the abundance, not the scar- I
S city, of gold." >
5 Another of Prof. Laug-hlin's \
I great letters on the money ques- I
i tion will appear in the Globe to- }
/ morrow. <
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