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THE BOCK ISLANIX AHGU3. TUESDAY. AUGUST o; IC39.
THE DAILY AHGU8
JOHN W. POTTER.
Tuesday, August 6, 1889.
An order for a new ship of the class re
quired .to compete in the modern passenger
ervice of trie Atlantic U not by any meana
a matter to be determined on without grave
eonitldoration. Speed is coxtly, and aa you
increase it it ia generally necessary to also
iucreane the tonnne. This forces upon your
consideration tides, channels, harbor bars
and dock accommodations, all of which im
pose limitations upon you. And then the cost
of the ship horsKif is not a matter which even
the wealthiest of corporations can provide
for at a moment's notice; it is not $100,000,
nor .YW,00i that the work calls for, but
a Unit five times the latter sum, for it is safe
to say that a vessel superior to the City of
New York or the Ktruria could not be built
for lew than '.J,.V10,0(IO. Sometimes the
shipbuilders are willing to become part own
ers of the projected vessel ; sometimes they
take as part Miy ment for the work some older
venm-lsof the line, which they reflt, re-engine,
modernize and ell aain.
The ability of tho buildors to make an ar
rangement of this kind, of course, influences
the placing of the contract, in a measure, but
they must also lie able to give certain guar
antee. They must enter into an engage
ment that the projected ship shall be able to
carry so many passenger ami so many tons
of cargo and to attain a specified speed on a
given consumption of coal per day. Let us
say, for instance, that the stipulations are
these: AccomrmKlatioris for i saloon pas
sengers, 150 intermediate passengers and
l.SHI steerage passengers; registered tonnage,
0,000; speed, 1!) knots on a consumption of
800 tons er day. If the ship fails to fulfill
these conditions the builders agree to forfeit a
part of the amount they would otherwise re
ceive for hor, or they may be compelled to
take her hack altogether. This was the case
with the City of Rome, which was built for
the Inman line by the Barrow Shipbuilding
Crwken In London.
The crop ot travelers' tales is being har
vested in some places. A Pittsburger. writ
ing from Iondnn, details a little experience
in mat city s Hotel lite which seems worth
They were four in number, all Americans,
and they were having dinner in the gor
geously furnished dining room of the Hotel
Metropole. When the soup was brought the
Pittsburger in the party asked the waiter to
bring some crackers.
"fieg pardon," said the waiter; "what did
you say, sir?"
"Crackers," replied the Pittsburger.
The waiter looked puzzled, but walked off
and did not appear again near the table for
several minutes. The soup was getting cold,
and the Pittsburger culled another waiter
and sent him after the first with a renewed
injunction to bring some crackers. Another
minute or two passed, and then both waiters
re-eutered the room with the stately head
waiter. They were engaged in earnest con
versation for another minute. At last the
waiter originally sent bashfully approached
the Americans and laid leside the IMttsburg
er's plate a pair of silver nutcrackers.
There was a geueral laugh, in which the
Pittsburger joints!, when auother member of
the party said: "If you want crackers to eat
you must call them biscuits as long as you're
in England." Cor. Pittsburg Dispatch.
TERRIBLE RIOT IN SIAM.
Five ThnuoaiHl Coolie Try to Annihilate
Sak Francisco, Aug. . The Japan Ga
zette, received by the steamer City of Peking
Bunday, contains an account of a terrible
riot between two factious of the Chinese
coolies at Sang Kong, Siiiul About 5,000
men engaged in tho conflict Spears and fire
arms were used and many persons were
killed. The coolies were more or less under
the influence of liquor, and fought like
demons. Sp-ai-s were thrust into the bodies
of wounded men and their boriis held aloft,
the coolies in the meantime yelling hide
ously. The Siamese troops charged the riot
ers, and after bayoneting a numler of them
quell si the disturbance and captured HO0 of
the rioters, who were afterward fined and
Tim Ilnmn Hall I'layrr.
Chk'aoo, Aug. 6. The Windy City section
of the National league mot the "Giants," of
New York, yesterday, and the "Giants"
walked off with f be honors of the occasion.
League ssires were: At Chicago Chicago
7, New York S); at In liannpolis Indian
apolis 3, Hosron 4; at Pittsburg Pittsburg
1, I'hiU l. lplna -. twelve innings; at Cleve
land Clcvfiuiid Washington 2. Amer
ican nss M'iut.ioii: At I'ldladclphia Athletic
0, Brooklyn i:i; ut Baltimore Baltimore 2,
Cincinnati '.'; at Columbus Columbus 5,
Kansas Citv 0.
Western league: At It Moines Des Moines
2,8 mix City ."; at Minneapolis Minneap
olis I.',, Ml J,ept, 4; ut St. Paul St, Paul
II, D -nver l-J; at Milwaukee Milwaukee 13,
Omaha 1. '
Nulllvan Ont of Jail Again.
Jackson, Miss., Aug. b JohuL. Sullivan
spent the greutur part of Sunday night in
jail, but was taken hack to the Edwards
House before daylight. At 11 o'clock yes
terday morning he bad a hearing before
Judge ( anii.li 'll uisui a writ of hnlteas corpus.
Tbe judge ordered that be lie at once taken
to Mari.in county to answer for the crime
charged against hs. the courts of Hinds
county having nothing to do with the case.
Iiord by Kdltor Mndlll's Daughter.
Bar Harbor, Ma, Aug. 6. Mrs. Patter
son, daughter of Joseph Madill, of Chicago,
and sister of Mrs. McCormick, wife of the
secretary of the legation at London, gave
dinner at tiie Walvern last night to Secretary
Blaine and Mrs. Blaine's guests. Walker
Blaine, the Misses Blaine, aud the Misses
Simpins and McConib. Afterwards tbe
party attended a dance.
I The Kallv Wife Murder.
BaW Francisco, Aug. 8. Yesterday aft
ernoon Jonn carter, wno lias been em
ployed as a guard at San Quentin prison.
shot bin wife in the back while she was dress
ing her hair before a mirror, and then abot
himself in the heart, dying instantly. Mrs,
Carter lived but a few momenta. Jealousy
is given as the cause of thesbooting.
K Mora Hand ay Ball Flaying.
Canton, O., Aug. C A compromise was
made yesterday afternoon between tbe Law
and Order league, which baa been fighting
Bunday base ball, and the Can', m club and
iio more Sunday game will be ulayed.
The Attorney General Takes a Trip.
Wabhisoton Citt, Aug. C Attorney
General Miller left for Indianapolis this
afternoon, tie will return in two weeks.
Secretary Noble will probably take a short
vacation beginning at the end of this week.
There ia more catarrh in this section of
the country than all other diseases put
together, and until tbe last few years was
supposed to be incurable. For a great
many years doctors pronounced it a local
disease, and prescribed local remedies.and
by constantly falling to cure with local
treatment, pronounced it incurable. Sci
ence has proven catarrh to be a constitu
tional disease, and therefore requires con
stitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh
Cure, manufactured by F.J. Cheney &
Co., Toledo, Ohio, is the only constitus
tional cure on tbe market. It is taken in
ternally in doses from ten drops to a tea
spoonful. It acts directly upon the blood
and mucus surface of the system. They
offer one hundred dollars for any esse it
falls to cure. Send for circulars and tes
F. J. Chknkt & Co., Toledo, O.
Sold by druggists, 75c.
Mrs. E. S. R'tchie, near Halboro, Pa.,
has a rose bush, of the "Seven Sisters,"
containing a, 600 buds and roses.
V anamaker to Green
A Reply to the Western Union
k TEW POINTS THAT HE IOT0EED.
Privileges and Benefits te the Telegraph
Company Which the Doctor IMdn't
Seem to Remember Comparisons of
Tarlffli and an Argument for Lower Gov
ernment Rates A Letter to Pot master
Panl A Batch of Appointments.
Washington City, Aug. ft Postmaster
General Wanamaker has address si a long
letter to Norvin Green, presideut of tbe
Western Union Telegraph company, in re
ply to tbe hitter's protest against tbe pro
posed reduction in government telegraph
rates. The postmaster. general insists that
President Green's unqualified statement that
the privileges and benefit derived by the
Western Union company under the act of
110 are purely imaginary, and that the com
pany has never taken a stone or stick ot
timber, or appropriated a foot of laud be
longing to the government under this law
and supplenfrntary act are not sustained by
A Few Advantages Enumerated.
The telegraph Companies, he says, not only
accepted the acts, ex peeling substantial bene
fits would ensue, but in the case of the West
ern Union lelegraph company, notnblv.
great and conspicuous benefits haye already
accrued. Undor these laws the company
has claimed the right to use, without com
pensation of any kind, as to right of way, all
the highways of the country on the ground
of their being post roads. More than this.
it has broadened its claim to tbe extent that
the streets of cities and towns are also post
roads, and therefore open and free to its oc
cupancy and use; and in this claim the com
pany has been sustained by the courts.
Had Great Privileges.
"Thus," he says, "under tbe benefits of this
set, instead of not occupying a foot of pub
lic land, as you assort, you are in fact oc
rupying many thousands of miles of post
roads, and are privileged to occupy all the
highways of the United States. You have
thus been able to occupy and use the streets
in tbe large cities ot Philadelphia and New
York regardless of the views of the local au
thorities, ami almost regardless of public
opinion. h.ven tbe elevated railroads in
New x ork city have been claimed as post
roads and the claim sustained. Tbe state of
New York may regulate in the use, but is
not able to deprive yon ot these great priv
ileges secured to the telegraph company and
maintained to them alone bj the congres
sional act of 1st. Beyond this the streets of
all other cities and towns of the United
States have been kept open to your use. I
sm sure that on reflation you will hardly
claim that such great benefits as these 'are
Very Substantial Benefits.
"In other respects your company and other
telegraph companies have secured gultau
tial benefits from the government and from
the public under acts of congrees, but these
I have mentioned are enough, I think, to
sustain my former reference to the priv
ileges and benefits given to you by tbe gov
ernment, the value ot which, in my judg
ment, is beyond calculation. Conferring
such great privileges upon you, the govern
ment, in my belief, expected, and is entitled
to receive, not simply your exceptionally low
rates to others, but even a lower special
The Press Rate.
Mr. Wanamaker says that a Western
Union official has admitted that some of the
press associations get their news reports for
a mill a word to each newspapdr, and in one
association the rate is even lower than that.
He does not criticise the press rate it is not
too low. It would be better, be thinks, for
the public, the press and the telegraph com
panies if it were lower. He asks President
Green if it is not trne that the patronacre
from tbe enterprising press is tbe most
profitable that the company has. and if ie
would not in fact give still more profit if it
made still lower. Reduced rates brine in
creased business and enlarge profits, and the
postmaster general believes that the new
rate proposed for the government would not
materially ' alter the amount of cash re
ceived by the companv, while the govern
ment would be enabled to greatly quicken
and vitalize the transaction of its business in
Some Odious Comparisons.
Mr. Wanamaker says that on signal serv
ice business no reduction whatever has Iteen
made in the government rates since 177, but
within that period the Western Union com
pany has reduced the public rate from tV.'1
to 30 cents per message. Within tbe past
five yeurs the public rate has fallen IS per
cent., but there has been no reduction what
ever in government rates. Takintr these
facts in account he believes that the govern
ment has been paying for its telegraphic serv
ice more than any other customer giving a
like or approximate amount of business, and
waiving entirely the question of benefits ac
cruing to tbe v-legr.pb eompanies under the
act ot 18116 the government, lie thinks, ought
to be put upon as favorable a basis with re
spect to rates as their most favored cus
tomers. Willing to Consider the Matter.
Mr. Wanamaker closes his letter by saying
that, as he consented to a request for a con
ference on tiie subject before nny official
order fixing tbe rates should be issued, be is
quite willing to entertain any reasonable
proposition based upon tbe known facts.
Postmaster Paul's Case.
Washington Citt, Aug. 6. The post
master general has sent a letter to Postmaster
Paul, of Milwaukee, in which, referring to
the latter's resignation, Mr. Wanamaker
says that in view of the report of the civil
service commission action on the case would
have been taken at once but for Mr. Paul's
request to submit a statement in bis own be
half. Subsequent to tbe report referred to
a posb.ftk-e inspector bad also examined the
office and submitted a report, and upon the
two reports Mr. Paul's removal bad been de
termined upon. However, as pending such
action Mr. Paul's resignation had arrived, it
is accepted, to take effect upon the appoint
ment of a successor, which will be done as
soon as possible. -
Sunday Delivery of Mall Matter.
Washington Citt, Aug. 6. In most of
tbe first-class postoffioes in the United States
delivery of letters with special delivery
stamps attached, is made on Bunduy. The
law when passed was construed to mean
that letters bearing special delivery stamps
should be delivered as soon as received.
There was a great opposition to this from
the religious element of the country, and
Postmaster General Vilas then directed post
masters throughout tbe country to use tbeir
discretion in tbe matter. The postmasters
at most ot tbe large postoffioes decided that
the law meant that such letters should be at
onoa delivered, but there are several post
offices, among them Chicago and St Louis,
at which no Sunday delivery is made. It is
expected that CongrewTWill be asked to act
upan tbe matter.
Appointed to Office.
Washington Citt, Aug. . The pres
ident yesterday appointed Calvin G. Town
send, of Michigan, principal clerk of the
public lands in the general land office; Isaac
R. Con well, of Indiana, principal clerk on
private land claims in the general land of
floe; William T. Harris, of Massachusetts,
commissioner of education; William H.
Hart, of Indiana, third auditor of the treas
ury: Andrew J. Wbittaker, of Illinois, dep
uty fourth auditor of the treasury. There
was also a lirge number rf Indian agents,
receivers aud registers of public moneys, and
internal revenue and custom collectors for
tbe east and south, and the following Indi
ana postmasters: Martin Englebardt, Dan
ville; N. T. Roger, Noblesville.
The ITostnn Very Little Damaged. fS
Newport, R. L, Aug. 6. Tbe Boston yes
terday morning proceeded to New York.
Capt. O'Kane states that bis vessel is in con
dition to steam 8,000 miles.
BURKE BROUGHT BACK. .
The Supposed Slan ,-hterer of Dr. C'ronln In
a Chteijro Baatlle.
Chicago, Aug. . Martin Burke, the
Cronin suspect, handcuffed to two detectives,
was dropped from the St. Paul train about
six blocks from tbe Jnion station last night,
and from there dri von in a carriage to the
Harrison Street station and placed in a cell
At the railway statlm was a squad ot po
licemen waiting ost nsibly to escort Burke
from the train, but i-eally to act as a decoy
for the reporter There were very few peo
ple about the police station, and no one save
tbe police authorities knew ot Burke's ar
rival until be had bean safely placed behind
The Cronl a Suspects Again.
Chicago, Aug. 6. Judge Hot ton y ester
lay decided the quei tions raised by the de
fense in the cases ot tho Cronin murder sus
pects. In regard fc quashing the indict
ments that motion was overruled. The
change of venue in tbe case of O'Sullivan
was disposed of by s Hiding the whole batch
of cases to Judge M Connell, in spite of the
objections of WoottrufTs counsel, who said
he did not want a c janga. Exceptions were
taken to all the rulit.gs, and then the prison
prs were arraigned and all pleaded not guilty.
Before Judge McConnell the trial was set for
NEW DEPARTURE IN BUSINESS.
A Plan by Which the Jocose Commercial
Traveler Will Softer.
Philadelphia, Aug. 6. Sunday night
over 100 western m rchants arrived here in
response to an inv tation from a leading
mercantile establishment, whose proprietors
devised tbe scheme of pay iug their customers'
expenses to this city instead of sending out
talesmen. After making purchases in vari
ous lines of trade tin visitors formed "The
Western Merchants' association," with per
manent hendquartfrs at Chicago, tbe ob
jects being mutual protection and tbe col
lection and dissemin ition of price lists and
samples among us members, and to gain
. whatever advantage there may be in buy
ing in large quantit es.
WILL DISC IPLINE THEM.
Commander Warner, of the G. A. R., After
Kansas Citt, Mo., Aug. 6. Commander
W arner, of the Grand Army proposes to
discipline the depar .ment commanders who
issued orders to sul (ordinate posts to stay
away from the Milwaukee encampment.
Having issued orders to department com
manders over a month ago to use their ef
forts in making tho encampment a success,
he considers their It ter orders to the post a
flagrant breach of discipline and will not al
low it to pass unnoticed. The mat ter will be
taken up by the cou icil of administration at
Must Have Boen Gall to Low ry.
Meridian, Miss., Aug. 6. The train bear
ing Sullivan and pui-ty arrived at 7 o'clock
last evening. Governor Lowry and Attor
ney General Miller were also on tioard on
their way to attend the preliminary hejtring
st Purvis to-day. People crowded tbe sta
tions along tbe routs, eager to see Sullivan.
A delegation to the Knights of Labor con
vention were intr xiuced to him, and as
lured him of their friendship and esteem.
There was such a deise crowd at tbe station
here that the party had difficulty in getting
to the hotel.
Wages Have Tc Be Equalised Now.
Wheelino, W. Va., Aug. 6. The Laugh
tin nail mill yesterc ay started to make cut
steel nails of tbe lighter guage, equalizing
tbe number per pou id with wire nails. After
working two hour the nailers generally
(truck, claiming tb reduced gauge made a
reduction in the earning of a machine of 20
to 30 per cent Tbe Western Cut-Nail asso
eiation recently adopted the small gauge,
and when put into effect in other mills the
strike will in all probability become gen-'
Sooth Dakota Is All Ready.
Siocx Falls, D. T., Aug. 6. The South
Dakota constitution il convention adjourned
sine die yesterday. Tbe South Dakota in
herited constitution was read section by
section. President U lgerto-i affixed his sig
nature to toe documents and the other
signed in the order of roll-call. This ended
the work of tiie convention. Last night the
citizens of Sioux Palls gave a banquet in
honor of the mem Is rs.
Druice, la, A i
g. 6. Delhi, . town of
i the Davenport branch
1,000 inhabitants, o
ol tbe ML rani roi
.d, in Delaware county,
liarely escaped total
destruction by fire Sun
lings, anions them the
day. Twelve huil
office. Odd Fellows' hall
. destroyed. Tbe insur-
and two hotels wen
ance is light and
Jie loss is estimated at
Doing of tiie Race Horses.
Chicago, Aug. 6 At the West Side
course yesterday the winning horses were:
Repent, 4 mile,, l:15'; Ralance, 1 mile.
1 &,, Nancy. i mile, 1 jif f; Jennie Mc
Farland. ?. mile, 1 17: Renounce, fi mile.
l:l.r$; Ev-aK., 1 1 lile, 1:17",'; Leman, IV.
miles hurdle, 2:00.
UraMtom Ka.4nBte for Con cress.
New Orleans. uc. 6 h. c mumt. or
Terre-Bonne parish, one of the most exten
sive sugar planters in the state, was nom
inated by acclamation for congress by the
Third district Rc ublicau convention yes
terday. There was no opposition.
A Genual ODclal In Trouble.
Berlin, Aug. C. Privy Councillor Kru
ger has iwen aires ed on suspicion of com
plicity in the corruption recently unearthed
in the navy, for wl ich several naval officers
are now in prison.
BLOODY AMD FATAL DUEL.
Two Men Settle at Dispute with Deadly
New Orleans, Aug. 6. A special dis
patch from Baton Rouge to The Picayune
reports that a bloolyduel took place Sun
day morning nea- Cotton port, Avoyelles
parish, between Charlie Armour and his
father-in-law, Harry Ducate, in which the
former was severely and the Utter mortally
wounded. The fight grew out of an alterca
tion betweensjthe t aro men at a dance the
night before, when arrangements were at
once made for a meeting on the banks of the
bayou in the morning.
Conditions of the Fight.
The two men faced one another at day
break in the presence of fully fifty men,
friends of both combatants, who bad came to
witness the fight. The men were placed in
position with their backs to each other and a
considerable distan apart. At the signal
both men turned and advanced rapidly,
firing as they approached one another, and
never stopping until both combatants lay
prostrate upon the ;rround.
Ducate has been struck in the stomach
with seven buckshot, making a wound from
which be cannot recover, while Armour's
right knee had been shattered by a rifle balL
Both men were takm to tbeir homes by their
CAUGHT BY AN OLD TRICK.
A Kas; Hoyer Gets Into a Lawsuit fer Buy
lng liefora He Figured.
Bfffalo, N. T., Aug. 6 A remarkable
suit is threatened by the Queen City Rag
company. Mr. Sk'ansky, tbe manager, baa
been worsted in several deals by the rival
rag house of Oppenheimer & Co. To get
even be offered to sell that' bouse twenty
bales of rags, 1 cenv, to be paid for tbe first
bale, 2 cents for the seoond, eta, the price of
iacb bale to be douole that of the preceding
kale. Mr. Oppenb.-imer, without stopping
to consider, jumped at the proposal A con
tract was drawn uj and signed by both par
ties. Foond the Rags Too Costly.
Afterward Mr. Oppenheimer figured out
bis bill for the twentieth bale of rags and
found he would have to pay fc5,250.b8, tbe
total bill amounting to 1 10,402. 7i. The goods
were worth $150. -When the Queen City
company tried to deliver tbe goods their
cartmen were driven off by Oppenheimer's
men. The bill wa i sent, however, and Mr.
Sklansky says he is going to bring up the
in toe suprejnj court.
Rages Through the Business
Part of Spokane Falls.
THIRTY BLOCKS LAID IN ASHES.
The Loss Estimated at from Seven to Ten
Million Dollars, with About
No Water an d Much Woodwork, with the
Added Advantage of a High Wind, Blake
tho Flames Master of the Sitnatlon The
Fire Department Powerless and the
Conflagration Stops When There Is Noth
ing to Ilurn Heavy Loss of Life Re
ported. Fpokank Falls, W. T., Aug. 6. Tbe en
tire bus ness part of this city, covering mora
than thirty blocks, was wiped out Sunday
by fire as completely as a similar quarter at
Seattle was recently destroyed.4 Absolutely
nothing was saved, and the loss is estimated
at from 17,000,000 to $10,000,000. So com
plete was the destruction that it was not
until 2:40 o'clock yesterday morning that
the first dispatch was sent out from the im
provised telegraph office giving meager de
tails of the awful catastrophe. It was the
same old story of high wind, wooden build
ings dry as tinder, insufficient water works
and demoralized firemen. Fifteen minutes
after the first start every fireman knew
nothing could save the business quarter. The
men worked well, but it was a hopeless
battle, and tbe flames burned until they
reached the river. Tbe beat was so great
that the few buildings supposed to be fire
proof went down like the others, and scarcely
checked for a moment tbe roar of the flames,
which could be heard for miles.
Origin of the Conflagration.
Tbe fire started in a lodging house near
the railway station soon after 8 p.m. Sun
day, and spread with great rapidity. Tbe
city has far outgrown it waterworks, and
the pressure in the mains was so light that
little could be done to check the fl-tmns. In
hilf an hour an entire block was in flames.
A heavy wind sprang up and added to the
danger, carrying sparks far away and set
ting fire to other buildings. The wind stead
ily increased in strenslh as the night wore
on, and fanned the flames to intense heat.
Tbe fireman lost all control of the blaze,
which swept everything liefore it until it
reached the river bank, where it stopped for
want of material on which to feed.
The Flames Have Their Own Way.
The fire leaped from street to street Noth
ing could be done but to allow tlje flames to
have their own way until tney reached tbe
river. Then the firemen worked to prevent
the flames from reaching buildings on the
opposite side. The flames swept through the
city and one business block after another
was consumed, everything being burned to
tbe water's edge. The fire devartment was
stationed on the other side of tbe stream and
prevented tbe flying cinders from setting fire
to buildings there. Only a few dwellings
were destroyed, as the residence portion of
the city was not visited by the fire.
Giant Powder No Fse.
When it was seen that the firemen were
powerless the mayor ordered buildings to be
blown up with giant powder, and about a
dozen large buildings and small ones were
so destroyed, but without much effect on the
fire. Every business bouse in the city, in
cluding eight banks, all tbe hotels but one,
all the magnificent structures except the
Crescent U ck. every newspaper office in the
city except The Review, is burned. The
burned district includes all that part of the
city from the Northern Pacific railway to
the river, and from Lincoln to Washington
streets, embracing over thirty blocks.
A Number of Fatalities.
So rapid was the spread of tbe flames that
it is believed many were caught while trying
to save their property ; but so great is the
confusion that no definite particulars can be
learned. It is known that a number of peo
ple lost their lives and more than a dozen
were badly hurt by leaping from the win
dow's of tall buildings. Charles Pavis, of
Chicago, a guest at the Arlington Hotel, was
awakened by the flames burning through the
door of bis room on the third floor. He
jumped from a window and was shockingly
mangled. He died in a few minutes. A
woman, name unknown, leaped from the
second story of the Pacific Hotel an was
killed. An unknown man was shot by an
exploding cartridge and several other fatal
ities occurred, but the names of the victims
Facts Aboot the City.
Although the ground burned over is not so
extensive as at Seattle, yet the business
buildings were much more costly and the
loss will consequently be very heavy, as a
great number carried only light insurance.
When Spokane Falls began to be a railroad
center, about sixteen months ago, shrewd
capitalists imme 1 lately put in large sums for
fine business buildings, with the result that
the city was built up in finer style than any
on the coast, with tbe nopuna of m a j
ciseo, Portland and Los Angeles. There
were a dozen handsome brick blocks that
cost (100,000 each, and many buildings
that ranged in value from IfoD.OdO to (100,
000, Eastern visitors who saw tbe finely
paved streets, the large plate glass show win
dows, electric lights, motor and electric rail
ways, declared Spokane was the most like a
metropolitan city of any place in the far
The Principal Losses.
Tbe chief losses, as nearly as can be
learned from reports, were the following:
Holley, Maso, Masks At Co., wholesale bard
ware, tl-Jo.OOO; Tbe Great Eastern, whole
sale and retail dry goods, fHM.OiHt; Hen ham
& Griffith, wholesale grocers, f3n,(KK; Ma
son, Smith & Co., fM'J.OUl; pacific hotel,
40,000; Grand Hotel, 40,0tK); Windsor ho
tel, f-i'',000; Hyde block, $75,000; Washing
ton block, $oT,000; Cannon block, tJ0,000;
Cresent block, 130,000; Moore block, ?:S0,000;
First National bank block, i",KiO; Wolver
ton block, fir,00(); Frankfort Mock, 1 135,
000; Tull block. (75,000. Estimates of losses
range from 17 OJO.OOOto $30,000,000 but con
servative men place tbe loss at $10,000,000.
The City Without Food.
As all the provisions and supplies were
burned, there will be much suffering for
several days, till relief comes from neighbor
ing places. Appeals for help were sent to
Portland, Seattle, Tacoma, and several other
towns, and hearty responses received. There
were SOU business firms and corporations in
Spokane, most of which suffered heavy loss
by the fire.
Amount of Insurance.
Tbe Coast Review, an insurance journal of
San Francisco, estimates the total insurance
at $2.33D.!ftJ0. of which 1.84 1.700 is beld bv
companies haviug'agencios in that city, and
U,00 by Oregon, Seattle and various east
ern companies not represented there.
Racing News Shut Off.
New York, Aug. Communication by
wire to JNew York and all over the country
will be stopped at Monmouth Park on and
after to-day on all race days. It is alleged
that the pool rooms interfere to a largo ex
tent with tbe attendance at the track. At
some of the pool rooms' tbe details of the
races are given, and the facilities for betting
are quite as good as those at tbe trade Pro
prietors of several pool rooms in New York
say tbe racing association is under contract
to furnish tbe results of races out of town,
and that they cannot afford to break the
With Reference to the Sugar Trust.
tw York, Aug. 6. It was said yester
day that a secret agreement had been made
between the sugar trust and the outside re
finers, whereby the latter are allowed to re'
fine SO per cent, of the total output. Mr.
Spreckels is said to have negotiated the
agreement His new factory opens October
IS. He is to build still another one. and
when that ia completed bis long promised
war against tbe trust will begin, if be still
tlesires to wage it.
Life Worth Living.
If Dr. Brown-Sequard Is Not
HIS ALLEGED GREAT DISCOVERT.
Old Hen Hade Young Again by au Injec
tion of Essence of Lamb Hany Physi
cians Experimenting with tb Now
Hethod Varied Opinions Expressed to
Chicago Dr. De Wolfs Patients An In
dianapolis Han's Case.
Chicago, Aug. 6. Some weeks ago the
renowned Dr. Brown-Sequard, of Paris an
nounced that be bad discovered the "elixir
of life," in other words a method ot making
the old young again. . His process consisted
of taking portions of tbe fl. sh of the lamb,
immediately after slaughter, and as soon as
it could be done in a couple ol hours in
jecting the essence of this flesh into the blood
of the patient The flesh is macerated and
a little water added, then very carefully
filtered s as to get a fluid perfectly free
particles of tissue. Dr. Sequard recited some
remarkable cases in which, by this method,
he had rejuvenated the aged, and cured
rheumatism and other ailments.
C3 An Absorbing Medical Subject.
The announcement has started a vigorous
discussion among tbe doctors, and the emi
nent physician's ears must have tingled yes
terday, for a score and more Chicago col
leagues of his were calling him all sorts of
names, good, bad and indifferent He was
called a senile old fool and various other
equally vigorous names by some, but by
others the discovery was received with more
or less credence. The subject has been
taken up all over the world, in fact, and dis
patches from New York, Washington and
Indianapolis tell of experiments made by
Dr. Hammond, a well-known medical au
thority. Dr. Purman and others. Dr. Ham
mond is so far inclined to believe a great
discovery has been made.
Kzperiments In Chicago.
Chicago is not lagging behimL A series
of experiments is now being made on a half
dozen of elderly and more or less decrepit
citizens of this city to tost the efficacy of
this discovery. Dr. Oscar C. DeWolf, the
heaKh commissioner, is the local Moses who
is to load Israel into the blessed land of
Canaan, where there will be no more old
age, no more limping, rheumatic, used-up
and shriveled old fellows. Dr. DeWolf be
gan bis experiments a week bro. His first
"patient'' was a bullet-punctured veteran on
West Washington street, a man whu had
just about become convinced that life has no
further charm for him.
Trying Essence of Itullork.
This man, an old sergeant in au Illinois
regiment .he is said to lie, was easily per
suaded to lend himself to the experiment
On Tuesday ot last week Dr. DeWolf made
his first attempt He went to the stock
yards. He chose a. healthy young bullock
for his victim, and he obtained the parts
needed five minutes after the animal had
been slaughtered. With them he went to
his laboratory, where the old veteran was
awaiting him. The parts were then cut into
small shreds and pounded in a mortar thor
oughly "triturated," as the doctor called it
a small quantity of water being added.
Then the stuff was carefully filtered. And
thus the elixir was obtained. It looked like
a soft, thin mush of a pinkish hue.
The First Injection.
The veteran had watched the whole prep
arations, and be, without making any fuss
about it bared his thigh and had two drams
of the fluid injected into his system, the in
strument used being an ordinary hypodermic
syringe. The time consumed between tbe
operation and tbe killing of the bullock was
one hour forty-two minutes. The doctor
chose a young bullock because be thought
there was more vitality iu it than in an ordi
nary lamb. But on other "patients" be has
used lamb's parts, and on one "patient" at
least be has tried a young dog. Dr. DeWolf
is very reticent about the success of his ex
periments, but it is understood that one of
his "patients" is an ex-sheriff.
Dr. DeWolf Waiting Results.
It will take another week or so liefore Dr.
DeWolf is in a position to speak with sci
entific assurance of the results of his experi
ments, either way. What he was willing to
say meann hile was this: Tin trying the ex
periment with Dr. Krown-Sequar.V 'elixir
of life' myself, and that is why 1 am not
ready to give a final opinion, my belief be
ing, tefore any results have Uxm accom
plished on one or another of iny patients, that
there is nothing in it."
MADE HIM YOUNG AGAIN.
Indianapolis Man of Fifty
aS Indian a po li 8, Aug. fi. Noah A. Clark,
into whose right arm Dr. Purtuau injected
thirty drojis of the "Elixir of Life," so-called,
discovered theoretically by Dr. Brown-Sequard,
was up and feeling quite bearty yes
terday morning when a reporter called at
"How do you feel this morning?"
"0fc 1 J '" o' funny, like I Hid twenty
five years ago. Until Saturday I dragged my
limits in walkin; and could not walk long at a
time without being compelled to rest Then,
my bead would ache and I nould suffer from
nervousness and the rheumatic pains in my
legs made me misernbl. Now I can walk
with a light step, and I feel like working. I
am a stationary engineer, and will go back
to my work Tuesday."
Clark is aboui 50 years old, and has suf
fered from general debility for rears. He
says that bis rejuvenation is wonderful, and
that he is going to undergo the process of in
A Well-Known Wheelman Drowned.
Westboro, Mass.,' Aug. ft J. Purvis
Bruce, aged 25, a well-known bicycle rider,
was drowned while bathing in Chauncey
pond Sunday. Bruce was the son of a
Louisiana planter. He lived several years in
England and was a member of the famous
Ripley Rod club, lie had taken part in
many races, and bad written on cycling sub
jects for The Minneapolis Tribune and othtr
Puddlcrs Demanding Higher Wages.
Lebanon, Pa., Aug. C The Lebanon Iron
company's, Light's rolling mill and tbe West
End rolling mill puddlers yesterday notified
their employers that after Aug. 10 au in
crease of 35 cents would be expected. The
present rate is (3.50 per ton. No action has
been taken by the firms on tbe new demand.
In the three mills over 500 men are employed.
Horrible Crime In Tessa.
Barkvillk, Tex., Aug. J. Durhig tbe
absence of Mr. and Mrs. Allison from their
home their daughter Mamie, aged 11, was
assaulted and killed. Tier sister, aea 9, w
threatened with death if she informed the
neighbors, and for two days remained ia the
house with the body of the murdered girl
Cone West to Hay a Railway.
Chicago, Aug. 6. General Manager Chap
pell, of the Chicago and Alton railway, has
gone west, it is supposed, on a tour of ins pro
tion, with a view to buying a connection fer
the Alton west of Kansas City. Poreien
bankers are alleged to have rdaced (40.0011.
U00 at the disposal of the company for that
Development of tbe National Gam. -
Kansas Citt, Aug. 5. James Hamilton,
the Weir City's pitcher, met with a peculiar
acciden t in a game at Weir City Saturday.
ineiorceoi me aeu very ol a ball broke bis
arm between the-shoulder and tbe elbow.
The Weather Wo May EsBaet. -
Washinotos Citt. Aug. .-Followln ar
the weather indications for thirty-six hours
from 8 o'clock p. m. yesterday: For Lower
Michig in, Indiana, Illinois and Wtsooasm
warmer, ratr weather; winds shifting to
outherly. For Iowa-Fair, warmer weather
in southeast portion, stationary temperature.
in northwest portion, southerly winds. For
Upper Michigan Fair, warmer weather In
eastern portion. Stationary temneratur in
J western porUwi; soutlierfy wings. .
SPRING HAS GOME!
and with it
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TELEPHONE NO. 1053.
The royal grants bill w passed by the
English house of commons Monday after
noon. In tbe battle with the Dervishes in Egyrt
Saturday every emir in the force except one
Emperor William of Germmy reviewed
the English fleet at Hpit head, Monday. He
was shown six miles of war ships.
For the benefit of those whnbnnger f r
farms it is stated that there are in Nebraska
2, 4'.I3,000 acres of land subject to entry. Q
The shah has conferred upon President
Carnot, of . France, the highest Persian or
der, and also presented him with his portrait
set in diamonds.
Jake Kilrain, the pugilist, was arrested af
Ocean View, Va., Monday morning, by a
detective who has been following him since
tbe Hjtht in the hope of securing a reward
from Governor JLowry, of Mississippi.
A wagou containing a family of five per
sons father, mother and three small cni
dron was blown into a creek during a storm
Bunday at Mitchell, Ind.. and all perished.
Tbe train on which Postmaster Om ni
Wanamaker went to Philadelphia Mon.iar
was run into by a wild engine near the Qua
ker City, but he escaped injury.
The sheriff of Panola county, Texas, bad
running fight Saturday with a party of
Creek Indians, killing one of them.
The offleia's of Marion, Ind., are invest!
gaiing tbe recent dastardly whipping of two
women l.y W bite Caps and seven of the mis
creants have left the couutv. The wain-
ping was done because the women gossiped.
1 be state of New ork has the electrical
machinery ready for the execution of
Kemmler, but will experiment with animals
before they try it on the condemned man.
Frank Martin, employed in a Kansas Citv
lard refinery, fell inti a vat of boiling grease
Saturday and was literally boiled to death.
The statement that a syndicate is trying to
obtain possession of all the cotton mills in
the country is pronounced a -i'ake."
The area of the wheat fields of Illinois this
year is 2,051,000 acres and the yield aver
ages seventeen bushels to the acre.
Monday the report was received from
Hayti that Hippnly t had made a goneral at
tack on Port-au- Prince and been repulsed
with great loss and complete rout.
A scare was occasioned at the Indiana in
stitute for the blind Monday by the discovery
mat i ne inundations ol ttie Imilding are un
safe through rascally work of the builders.
The Sioux Indians at Standing Rock. T.
T., have signed tbe treaty to open part of
the great Sioux reservation. This will throw
ojien 11,000,0000 acres for settlement
A young man of Illinois near Chicago.
went to Kansas atiout a Tear atro ami pot
work of a farmer out there. Desiring to r e
turn home lie called for his wages and re
C -ived the same, but didn't know that it was
all (mid in Confederate money until he tried
tj buy a railway ticket
Two Young Hoys Drowned.
PlTTSBrRU, Pa., Aug. 6 Yesterday a
wagou loaded with dirt was backed over a
35-foot embankment into tbe Mononcahcla
river at the foot of South Thirteenth street.
Harry Simmons, ag.nl 21. was drivin r tl
horse. Eddie Deplore, aged 9, and a boy ot
10, unidentified, were drowned. Several
other children were on the wagon, but es
Special Treatment for Smaller.
Londox, Aug. 6. The reporters on board
the Teutonic, attending the naval review,
speak bitterly of . their treatment at the
hands of the authorities. There is much
grumbling, and all agree that with the single
exception of Mr. Smaller, the correspondent
like second-class paHeengcrs.
A Strike ot Yiioni; Women.
Reading, Pa., Aug. fi Owin to a re
duction in wages from 14 to VJ cents per
dozen in stockings over 100 young women
employed by Hunsicker & Co , the Reading
U . . . . .. .
"'"i j mum, riii on a strike yesfrday
morning. Ihe girls h.-l I a m-eting and re
solved not to go I ack tint il their grievances
Cmoson, Aug. fi.
Rnar.l cf trade quotation to-day were as
fotlnwa: Wneat No. - August, opened ite
closed TTSftc; September, opened Tilc. cloned
nt,; Ueceinls-r. opened 7Mtc, closed THy-.
Corn No. 2 Aul-usI. opened afAjc. clured Xihn
Septenilie, opened Sr., closed Xttye; October,
opened ThC, closed Sic. Oats-No. 2 August,
opened and cloned avtjn: .-eptcuiBcr. opened
aC closed ajc Octolior, opened and closed
Silc. Pork August, opened tlO.fi.tt. r osed
$10.AR: September, opened flo.fiO. rinsed
llO.tt.'Vi: O tober. opened J10.35, closed $1(1.4.1.
Lard August, opened and cloned fjrt.31.
Live stock Cnion stork yards prices were
as follows: Hogs Market opened opened
fairly active with light grades steady; other
lots 5c lower: liicht irra.lea. f4.2Si4.s rough
packing. (4.10,4.15; mixed lots, f4.'.'.V.64.6n-,
heavy packing aud eliip:iiiif l..ts. $4. O t I. 6.
Cattle Market generally lower beeves. i'0
04.51I: cows. ll.if&:i.ir: stockers and fi-eders,
I2.aia.ai: Teans. $2.0lt2.0. Sheep-Steady;
natives. a.5Uin.so; westerns. S&aJujil.la; Tex
ans, A75(i4.a-, lambs, fi.T5a.CH).
Produce: Butter: Elmn creamery, l.rAildc
per lb.; fancy dairy. In lie; paokinir stock. 8o.
Eggs Fresh laid, lOVfrUllo per dos. Potatoes
-twatl.10 per bbl. Poultry-Live chickens,
10c pr lb.; roosters. Be; turkeys, fnyjc; ducks,
ailc; geese, $3. 00 4. 00 per aox. Apples
Choice, $2,00325 per bbl; cooking. 7&&$1.60.
Berries Raspberries, OiK&Mko per 14-qt case;
blackberries, 5U3.7&C per 24-a.t case.
New York, Aug. 6.
Wheat No. t red winter cash, 9x, do Au
gust, 85o: do September, tJlMc: do October.
IfiHo. Corn-No. 2 mixed cash. 440-, do Au
gust, 48C; do September. 43'4c; do October,
44Jc. Oats-Qu et; No. 2 mixed cash, HTVic;
do September, $o; do October, 2Ho. Kye
-Dull; western, 53 &io. barley-Dull and
Unchanged. Pork Jutt but steady; mess.
$12.0012.50. Lard -Firmer; September, J6.61
bid; October. $8.tW; November, frt.w.
Livestock: Cattle Market firm at ttn ad
vance equal to 15c per 10 ' lbs: native steers,
ttf.c.4.tS per 100 lbs: native bul s, $ .(0 3.20.
Sheep and Lambs Weak and lower, com
mon to choice sheep, $a.50S.V-S per 100 lbs;
common to choice lambs, $4.25,7.25. Hogs
Nominal range, li.4OSi5.00.
.. - MCX ISLAND.
Bar Upland prairie. 98.00 .
Hay Timouiy -new $78.00.
Bay Wild, t6.00Q$ ju.
To mips 18. .
Oosl Soft lie: natd M on
Oord Wood-Oak, S4.K; Hickory, $3.
John Christie, a Marion, Kan., man, hat
a field of oata aix feet tall.
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Rich, Handsome, Magnificent and Unique.
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No words can do justice to the
W. B. BARKER,
has purchased the well-known
Fourth Ave. and Tenth Street,
and hopes to retain the custom of his predecessor.
He will make a great effort to perpetuate the good name of this
Old Established Grocery
it has alwitys enjoyed by dealing oDly ia the best go
AT THE LOWEST PRICES.
IS THE BEST,
and if you are wise you will buy no other. There is nothing
good in any other make but has been stolkn from it.
Hardwood Finish and Bronze Trimmings, honest
goods in every way.
t3T"SoLD ONLY BY
JOHN T. NOFTSKER.
CHAS. W. YERBURY, Manager.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
with new pieces of-
No. 1623 Second Avenue.
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Hose, Packing, Sewer and Drain Tile,
Steam and Gas Fixtures. ;
f&?' Best work at faif prices. Estimates furnished.
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Rock Island, 111.
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125 and 127 West Third Street,
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