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* SEVENTEENTH ? YEAB. OMAHA. SUNIFAY MORNING,1 Jl VERY UNFRIEN They.Ezlst at the Present Time Between Germany and Francs. _ DIPLOMATIC PROTESTS MADE Xho Itclatlon < * nctwenn nmsla and Germany arc Quite Strained Ilou- Inngor Writes a Letter AV'lilch Causes n Sensation. France Germany and ICoiivrwht JSS7 111 Xao Yorh Atsocl iM IVtw. ] BKIII.IN , July 10. The tension of feeling toward Franco has relaxed since the French fete day ha * passed without the occurenco of nny null-German demonstration. The ac counts In the German papers of Incidents In PnrU on Thursday represent that the repres sion of 0 popular outburst was solely accom plished by the presencoof such mascs of troops nil along the route traveled by President Qrevy and his ministers on their way to the review at Long Champ , as had never been seen In Paris since the days of the Empire , and the papers seem to prove that the populace lwero In readiness to make a demonstration , and that the extraordinary precautions taken by the government , although successful In paralyzing the Chauvinists , had given a factitious asycct to the calmness which char acterized the day. The German ambassy In Paris was specially guarded. The leturn to A the Gciman people of a calmer mood * v toward France can bo assured , however , only by the cessation of a systematic persecution of German residents In French towns , yet the tendency seems to be all the other \yav. Minor German employes are being hunted gs ' - out of their places at the rate of one hundred ? ' weekly , and It Is estimated that Germans holding situations In France , who last year numered 32,000 , have been decreased one-half within the past six months. Constant . streams ot appeals 'for help against the outrages being perpetrated upon tlio Germans are being made to the German ambassay at Paris. These appeals were made the subject of an oral diplomatic representation to M. Florons , the foreign minister , by Count VonMunstor on Wednesday last. The count has followed his oral representation with a written re monstrance to which the French minister , M. Florens , will have to make a written reply. Minister Florens Is also asked by Count Yon Munster It his government Is powerless to deal with the orgnn of the Houlancerists , the Lo' Dcfonese National , which declared that the German functionaries in Franco wereall spies , that the central nest of reptiles was the German nmbassy , and that Count Yon Munster him self was under the direction of aspy adminis tration. Florens has made verbal promise to interfere and use every power of the government to prevent assaults on the Germans in the future. Since Count Yon Munstur made these re monstrances the German consulate nt Bor deaux and Uouen report street attacks upon Germans In those cities , and the Bordeaux consul complains that the windows of his residence have been smashed. Gorman papers of every party concur in the opinion that'.tho situation Is intolorablu.and that It is absolutely necessary for ttio French govern ment to interpose resolutely to stop German " baiting , " IIUSSIA AND nniiuAxr. The chief topic of Interest In Berlin after the Fiench situation Is the unceasing depre ciation of Itussian stocks. Tno fact Is now recognized by both political and linanclal i ( circles that the movement is not led by tbo speculators , but has definite olllcial Inspira tion and Is a part ot the government cam paign of retaliation against the Uusslan and nntl-German economy policy. During the last fortnight the fall in Uusslan securities of all Issues averaged dally o per cent. The return to economic friendship will not bo as sisted by thn latest Russian order dismissing all Germans employed In commercial and banking firms In the region of St. Petersburg , Moscow and elsewhere in Russia , nor by the government's refusal to adopt the concurrent edict of the professor of Dorpat university , that It would bo un- wlsohenccfoith to conclusively usothollus- elan language in classes , which refusal caused the pioressors without exception to resign. Thu enforcement of the govern ment's edict will bo postponed for thirty- one years , but after that the last German school In the Baltic provinces must bo extinguished. The National /.eltung announces the successful police raid on Berlin socialists yesterday evening , when seven persons , forming the central committee of a secret society of dem ocrats , wore arrested. It Is reported that grave evidence of treasonable conspiracy has been obtained against them , Doulangor Causes a Sensation , PAWS , July 1C. Boulangcr has written a letter to Deputy Saur thanking him for his expressions of attachment and friendship , which , ho says , are becoming rare. Coutlnu- Ing , the letter says the writer will do his duty despite the hatred and defection of formerfrlends. It was sulllclent for him to remain a friend with those who wish France to bti respeeted and who place their country above party Intrigues. He himself has but one aim to proclaim to Fienchmen that they ean and must raise their heads and as- Biimutho only attitude becoming n gieat people. Thn letter caused a sensation In thu deputies. It Is repotted that the general will bo called to account for It Wounded While Making Evictions. Duni.ix , July 10. A tenant named Byrne J' and two bailiffs wore seriously wounded J't while the evictions at Coolgranney were t being effected. At the Kerry assizes three murders and two "White boy" cases were postponed , the counsel for the crown declar ing it would be Impossible to obtain a jury which would do Its duty. Judge O'Brien de nounced Kerry juries. \ \ \ Austria Does Not Object. ViKNNA , July 10. The circular prepared by the pope In reference to electing Prlnco Ferdinand as prince ot Bulgaria has been presented to the Austrian novornmcntCount Knlnoky , Imperial foreign minister. In re ply ho will say that Austria does not object to Prince Ferdinand and will not exerclsu her right of veto It the prluco attempts to oc cupy the throne. 's ICnvoy Leaven Turkey. CoxsTANTi.voi'i.i : , July 10. Sir llenrj Drummoud Woltf , special English envoy ordered to leave Constantinople , the snltat refusing to sign the Egyptian convention has started for London. Minister McLean Coming Homo. I'AIHS , July 10-Uulted States Mlnlstci McUan will sail for Now Vork the 30th lust. . Washouts In Now Mexico. Ai.nuquKUQUK , N. M. , July 16. A special V . to the Democrat from Benson , Ariz. , says : i * The heavy rains the past few days caused ' serious washouts on the New Mexico , Son ; . are , ralroads. It will be three or four week : . before truins can go through to Nogules. Tin water has run down from the mountains In : largo volume , drowning considerable stoc ; In the valley. Cattleir.cn , howeier , fee Jubilant over the heavy rainfall-which wll Insure good feed next full and winter , ' ' . ' PKTT1NO Tim PIlKSIDENr. Crowd * With Hands Gather to Meet Hint Whurcvcr Ho OorM. WATIIT : ; ( > W.V , N. Y. , July 10. The com- mlttoe of reception to the president at For- estport was composed equally of republicans and democrats , the former vleln ? with the latter In an endeavor to make the president's sojourn In the village pleasant. At Boon- vlllo the crowd cheered the president and his wife as they stood on the rear platform of the car. At Port Lcydon the crowd again cl.ocrod them , At Glond.ile a stop was made for water nnd the people on the depot plat- term crowded forward to shako hands. At Lowvlllo a salute was llred. The president stepped down to the platform and was In troduced to such as could crowd forward lu three mlnutcV time. At Caithagu a largo crowd was assembled and the depot was handsomely draped. At 10:40 : the party reached Watertowu , having made the run of sixty-six miles In ono hour and forty min utes. There was a crowd of people at tlio depot In this city when the train with the presidential party drew In , and nearly all expected that a short stop would bo made. A few minutes before the train arilved a telegram was received saying thu train would not stop because the president was nut well. The train , how ever , was run through the city slowlv. President and Mrs. Cleveland stood on tlio roar platform of their car and bowed to the people at the depot. A cheer went up as the train passed. The president was not looking particularly well to-day , and Mrs. Cleveland was evidently suflering very much from what Is technically known In the country as a sty on her right eye. One thousand iwople welcomed the president and party at Cl.iy- ton. President and Mrs. Cleveland stepped down from the train , followed by Secretary and Mrs. Fnlrchlld , Rev. William N. Clevo. land , thu Misses Hastings , and Mr. and Mrs. lirltton. The party .Immediately proceeded to the steamer St. Lawrence , President and Mrs. Cleveland returning the salutations ot thu crowds. The steamer pulled out amid cheers. The St. Lawtenco was decorated with Hags. She barely touched nt Clayton and Round Island park. At Thousand Is land park a salute was 11 reil. At each place the president and Airs. Cleveland showed their acknowledgments. They reached Thousand Island park at 1:20 and will dine at 3 p. m , on board. The party will return to Clayton nt G o'closk where a special train will be taken. _ Discourteous Canucks , GAVE Vmcr.NT , N. Y. , July 10. When the steamer Lawrence , with the presidential party , made her way In the direction of Thousand Islands park she met the Canadian steamer Spartan from Montreal to Toronto. The steamers passed in close proximity , but thu foreigner made no sign ot recognition. To Invite the President. ST. Louis , July 10. Mayor Francis this morning ippol tiled a committee to carry an Invitation' President Cleveland to visit the city of St. Louis during the tall festivities. On this committee were appointed presidents of various associations having in charge the fall festivities , and many prominent citizens representing the union and confederate soldiers and business men. The colored citizens arc represented by one of their race. The delegation will Mart next Satutday. INTERNATIONAL ENCAMPMENT. Many Prominent Foreign Officials Expected to Uo Present. CHICAGO , July 10. [ Special Telegram to the Bin : . | General C. S. Bentley , who with General A. L. Chctlain sailed for Kurooe May 25 , to extend to foreign governments In vitations to send as guests representative military organizations with stall and com pany olllcers to the International encamp ment to bo held In Chicago In October , has returned to the city. He said the results of his European trip are satisfactory , and the outlook lor the encampment is most encour aging. "Invitations. " ho " continued , "wero per sonally extended to the officials of England , France , Belgium , tbo Netherlands , Deiimaik. Norway , Sweden , Uussla , Austria nnd Switzerland and through the courtesy of the department of state of the United States , Invitations have gone forward to Italy , Spain , Hra/.ll , Mexico. Japan , and China. It is not expect ed by the management that each of these in vitations will bo accepted , but that a number of them will , seems absolutely certain. "Advices have already been received , " the general added , "that detachments of troops will be sent from Norwav. Sweden , Den nark.Belglum.the Netherlands , Switzerland , and It Is thought two companies of crack English troops and detachments from the famous St. Cyr military academy of France will bo granted permission to come. " Al together the outlook Is very promising tor thu attendance of foreign troops , and as to American militia , thcie have already been largo numbers of entries. Ono of thu In teresting features will be a largo aggregation of bands which have been entered to bo present. The Question of Students' Fares. CHICAGO , July 10. A committee of three , composed of the presidents of colleges to day waited upon Chairman Aboott of the western states passenger association nnd presented a formal request asking that re duced rates he granted college students and professors taking their vacations. Abbott informally leplled that in his opinion such action was contrary to the provisions of thu Inter-state act , which specially mentioned ministers ot the gos | > el as the only class en titled to special rates , but proi"3ed to lay the subject before the association at a future meeting , when a formal reply would be Slven. _ Fire at Center Harbor. llAiiuoit , N. H. , July 16. The Center house , a large summer hotel , burnoa this morning. Tlio wind was. blowing hard nt the time and the llamos spread to adjoin ing buildings which are burning. Assistance has been asked lor from neighboring towns. The Indications nro that tbo greater part of the town will bo swept away. A dispatch tram Boston at 3 p. m. says the telegraph oflico has been burned cutting off all commu nications. Forest Fires. PiTTsnuita , July 10. Telegrams trom Brockwayvlllo , In the lumber regions ot Pennsylvania , report forest flies raging In every direction , and fears are entertained for a number ot settlements which are threatened with destruction. A largo foiue are at work lighting the flames , but so far nil efforts to extinguish thum have been fruit less. _ _ Prohibition In the South. CHICAGO , July 10. To-day at tbo national convention of the Women's Christian Tem perance union Senator Colqult , ot Georgia , said In the twelve southern states theio wore fewer saloons to the population than In any other dozen states , not excepting Maine and Kansas. Local option has been adopted lu Georgia nnd Alabama and prohibition is u complete and permanent success. Steamship Arrivals. PI.VMOUTH. July 10. ISpeclal Telegrair to the BF.I : . | -Arrlved-The Noordland , from Now York for Antwerp. NHW YOUK , July 10-Arrlvcd-The Celtic from Liverpool. SouTHAMiTox , July 10-Arrlved The Uammonia , trom New York for Hamburg. Found n Dynamite Mine. VAUKr.u , July 10.-A special from Albany , WIs. , to tbo Evening 'Wisconsin staters that a mine containing 4SO pounds ol dyiuuulto was found at Mcmtello , where a construction party of the Chicago. Mllwau koe & St. Paul road was building a lint across the track ot the Illinois Central road. . Fire nt I-Vii'hi I.ao. MIUVAUKKF July ld.-Flre nt Foudu Lac WK , to-day destroyed McDonald and Stew arl's store noises , residences of Charles John son and A. W. Bullock , the Cottou street M l' j'Ki'fH ' and three snmli houses occuplei by families. Luis S20.000. No Iniurancc. TWO VICTIMS OF THE WRECK , Dr. Mix Randall Dead and His Bon Slowly Dying. WAS THE ENGINEER TO BLAME. The Coroner Undecided About Hold- tiiK nn Inquest--Sunstroke and Morphine Do Dondly Work At HoldrcRO. The Wreck's Fatal Hesult * . LINCOLN , Net ) . , July 10. [ Special Tele gram to the BKI : | Dr. Max Kandall , tlio man so tcrilbly burned In tlio B. & M. wreck , near this place yesterday , died at 4p.m. at the Trcmont home after thirty-six hours ot Intense suffering. By tlio dead man's side lays his son , burned and swollen beyond recognition , unconscious and undoubtedly hlowly dying also. At 10 o'clock to-nljht thu boy is yet all vo , but the physicians hold forth scarcely no hope. The relatives , who weio summoned by telegraph , surrounded the bedside of the dead and the dying , and the scene was heartrending. The BKE called at the coroner's office and found the olllcial undecided as yet as to holding an In quest , but It Is probable that one will be held. I'ubllc opinion demands It , and on every hand the sentiment Is that the fear- tul accident should bo probed to the bottom. Kltlicr the engineer ot the train Is guilty of manslaughter through criminal carelessness or tlio r.iilroad company Is guilty of working Its men beyond human endurance. In the afternoon the company had an Investigation of Its own , and It Is understood that En gineer Bowser , of the regular train. Is given lie blame , but an investigation of that kind .n vestlKates nothing , and the public know It , and the public further demand that the burled secrets of the corporation be uncov ered. It Is the almost universal opinion that Engineer Bowser was asleep at Ills post , for lie saw neither the signal at the station of Uavelock and saw not tlio train ho ran into , altnoiuh the track was as straight as an arrow lor miles. The conductor of the train saw the signal and with the brakeman set lifteen brakes on the tear of the train before the crash came , but received no lielp from the engineer. The prevailing opinion is also that the train men In many Instances are worked beyond human endur ance , and the public seem to believe this a case of that character. The people In dis cussing the matter believe and wpeak out that a good intelligent jury should bo summoned by the coroner and put the responsibility where It belongs without the railroad com pany being judge and jury and custodian of the fpcts themselves. The good of the pub lic and of every lallroad niau Is realized to bo at stake In this accident , and If it is not fixed to the bottom there will be a storm of Indignant protests that will not down at the pleasure of the railroad management. The people of Lincoln want the truth known , and If the coroner should fall to hold an In- qucstitmaybo expected that Judge Mason , as one of the railroad commission , will take the matter in charge. Nothing for some time in the capital city has created so much discussion as the tragic deatli of Dr. Randall and the almost equally certain deatli of his son by cremation In a wreck for which En gineer Bowser or the railroad company is directly responsible. Tlio Lone Pine Chntitnnqnn. LONG PINE , Neb. , July 10. [ Special to the BKK.J The managers of the Long Tine chautauqua aio very industrious In prepar ing and beautifying the crounds. They have a foreman and Irom twenty to thirty-five men at work building the necessary houses and the grand pavlllion , arranging rustic seats all through the beautiful grove , con structing toot bridges over the Pine river , cleaning out rubbish and trimming the trees. Generally the initiation and llrst meeting of these western chautauqtians the crowd Is not so great , but everything about the Long I'Ine chautauqua Is giving evidence to the effect that there will ho 2,000 people In atten dance. A great number of tents are being shipped here now by people along the line preparatory to coming , and hundreds of oots. Everybody north of the Platte should take an Interest in this matter and give It ihulr approbation If nothing else. Attempted Burglary. KNOXVII.I.E , la. , July 10. [ Special Tele gram to tlio Uri : . | Mrs. 8. Horn and daugh ter , living In the eastern part of town , were awakened from their sleep near midnight by a loud knock at the door. Aa they wore alone they wore frightened and ran into the bedroom , the room they usually occupied , where they were nearly stilled by the fumes of chloroform. It would appear that the perpetratois supposed tlio occupants to be In the bedroom and thought that they could put them to sleep and would test the soundness of their sleeo by knocking. The attempt was thought to bo for tluipurposcof burglary. The ladies gave the alarm wnlohjbrou ht the neighborhood to o scene. Lightning and llaln. PI.ATTK CEXTKII , Neb. , July 16. [ Special Telegram to the BKE.I Lightning struck" wind mill tower on the Powers farm , three miles west of Platte Center , and Injured a wind mill expert , Andrew Wichter , while at work adjusting tlio mill , lie was badly hurt and the wind mill tower was demolished. It Is raining hard , which will bo of great benelit to the growing corn crop , which is the best we have ever had. Small grain la all safe. Ho Was Smooth. ViNTON.Ia. , July 10. Ibpecial Telegram to the BEK. I Harry Bradley , a nice looking and a smooth talking salesman and agent ol the Dondar McCormlck reaper , at Andrew. Jackson county , sold two machines , collected the money and with an adopted daughter ol farmer Julo ased 17 , lied to Dubuqu" . where he was arrested this atternoon in bed by a deputy sheriff of Jackson county. Death of Absalom Dennis. VIXTON , la. , July 16. fSpeclal Telegram to the 13r.n. ) Abs.Uom Dennis , born in 1SOO , died at Dewltt Thursday night and was bur led to-day by the Masons , of which order ho was a prominent member. Ho lived in New York during the Morgan excitement , though not a Mason then , and claimed that he. Jrovo the stage that carried Morgan when he es caped. Ho said that Moigun wont to Canada helped by Mason money. Crazed by Heat. DunuQUE , July 10. [ Special Telegram to the BHE.J Johu Farley , a baker , aged 22 loft his employer's ( Mulgrew's ) shop lasi evening complaining of feeling unwell. Ho afterwards visited his brother's nnd his dis appearance was discovered this mornlnir , when a note announcing his attention o : drowning himself was found In his room Ills clothes were found on the river bank. It Is supposed that the heat affected his mind. Starling the Insane Atylym. NORFOLK , Neb. , July 10. [ Special to the BKK. ] Contractor Howard and Architect F M. Ellis staked out the grounds for the now Insane asylum additions yesterday , and on Monday active work will commence on the kitchen and other outbuildings , the con structton of which are necessary for the op eration of a hospital. These will bo com pleted BO that patients may bo received late this fall. The foundations for the wings will also be put la before the close of the soosou , _ Sad Death at Ifoldrege. HOUJUF.GE , Neb. , July I0.-Special | tc the BEE.J N. Duff , the popular druj and grocery merchant of this city , died last nieli from an overdose o ! morphine. The deadly poison was taken about 8 o'clock and twc hours later bo expired. The deceased came to Phelps county and located lu Phelna Cen tcr about live years ago , and was one of th < lirst to remove his buslnesi to Uoldrege on ho advent of the H. A M. timmor ho built his tine bnck M shed It handsomely. The < 1 , mong the most popultr cltlzoi eon a member uf the school bo ? iast three years. Ho leaves mall children. Henry F. Davis , a farm upervlsorof the county' estnrday morning , cans olved on Sunday. Mr. n the late war and wa vhlch captured and Booth. Wnathor Incllcntloi Noitroi.K , Neb. , July IKE. I Signal Service Agot ho Crete observatory , has notlli icro that he ean now send to . veather predictions by telegraph , at louse of the government , If the city will nake nn Investment of $15 for signal Hags , . 'ho oiler will bo accepted. Big Crops In Ellchorn Valloy. WIS.VEU , Neb. , July 10 , | Special Telegram o the BEE. ] The farmers In this vicinity re In the midst ot harvesting a magnificent rep of wheat and oats. The stand of corn lover was better at this season of the year In ho history of the Klkhorn valley , and the ears of damage by drought Is cloaied away > y a heavy rainfall to-day. This Insures the arrest corn crop ever known here. Bounteous Rain In Gage. Coim.VND , Neb. , July 10. [ Special Tele- tram to thoBni ? . ] Thjs section was visited his ovenim , ' with a long needed rain , with prospectWr a steady pour all night , thus as- urlng Gngo county one of the largest crops t has had for years.Every ono Is jubilant over the prospects. Killed Her Instantly. CIIEYKN.NI : , Wyo. , July 10. [ Special Tele gram to the Bnc.l AJiorrlblo accident oc- iurred at Atkins station , lifteen miles cast ot Cheyenne , this morning by which the threo- car-old dauzhtcr of John C. Brooks lost her ife. Mr. Brooks , while engaged In some vork on the railroad , lett a heavily loaded shotgun standing In the corner of the room of the railroad pump house near his dwell- ng. Dnrln ? his absence h's ' children while playing In the pump house , knocked the gun town and discharged It , the load taking effect In bis daughter's bead , killing her nstantly. TUB ST. THOMAS DISASTER , Additional Particulars of the Hcnrt- Ilenrt I IIR'Accident , ST. THOMAS , Ont , July 10. The number of people killed In the railroad disaster hero yesterday is placed at nineteen and the In jured at about forty. After the collision oc curred the passengers commenced emerging from the car windows , every available means of egress being taken advantage of. A majority ot the passengers In the car next to the engine got out when the engine plunged Into the train. > Engineer Donnelly was found In the cab with his nand on the lever still , as If endeavoring to make the air brakes work. To add additional horrror to the already sufliciently appalling af- tair , a section ot ttbo freight train ' into which the engine of . 'the passenger train plunged , consisted ol two cars containing tanks lilted with crude oil , and the car loaded with barrels of rclined oil. and almost before the passengers heard the crash of the collis ion It was followed by a remendous explos ion which could bo hoard for miles. A pyramid of red Uro and black clouds towered up In the air In a moment , sheets of fire reached out and enveloped the cars and dwellings and warehouses In the vicinity. Burning oil was scattered In all directions. As soon as the crash c&me the utmost con tusion aiose , and thq-suripks of women and children wcie heartrending. Among the killed an- the following : Mns. K. KMmiKUtrand child , MRS. S. FIIAIXK and child , S. M. y.p.Ai.Ayjmnd child , MK * . J. llovi.i : and three children , KXOINIJKII DON.VKLI.Y , UEIIMAN PoxbroiiD , of the fire depart ment. The list of the Injured Is now supposed to number tifty , among whom several tuo not expected to recover. The total number of casualties reported up to 11:30 a. in. Is fully 100. No further deaths have been reported. It Is almost impossible to learn how the Injured are progressing. An investigation will bo held In regard to the cause of the accident. * It is reported that one engineer had been drinking , but it Is claimed that the main cause of the disaster was the failure of the air-brakes to work. RLiACIi HILLS JUSTICE. Important Civil and Criminal Dusl- nrss nt Itapld City. It Ann CITV , Dak. , July 10. [ Special Tele gram to the BEE. | The second week of the district court hero , Judgu Thomas picsidmz , ended to-night Only ono Important case has been tried. Yesterday the judge gave a decision In the ciso of the city of Kipid City vs. B. B. Benedict , S. H. Blake and 11. S. Hall , settlnir aside u deed Issued In 1HS1 by Benedict as probate judge of 1'ennlngton county , and trustee of the townsito of Rapid City , convoying blocks 10 , 20 , HO and 40 to S. It. Blake. .The court held that Blake at the time was not In possession of the land as contemplated b > the townslte law of con gress and Dakota. .The case Is a precedent on which .several , Involving land worth many thousands ot dollars In liapld City , will be settled. An appeal will be taken to the supreme court If the lower court is sus tained , the local schooifund ; will bo richer by more than S 100,000. The grand Jury returned six Indictments to-day. John Dandon and James Kcrnan. charged with grand larceny , were arraigned and clven until Monday to plead. It Is stated on good authority that true bills were found against Porter Warner , editor and proprietor of the Dead wood Times ; W. 11. Bonham and It , D. Kelly , editors and proprietors of the iJeadwood Pioneer , and Thomas 11. White , manager of the Dead wood Mining agency , charging them with criminal libel. The prosecution Is brought bv Geor.'o W. Chadwlck , representing the Big Bend hrdraullc company and the Dakota Water Power company , of New York. 'Ihe papers have ttmo and again called these companies swindling concerns and frauds. Whlto has written letters condemning them. White Is In bad oiler in the Black Hills now on account of his attack on the llarney Peak tin company. The arrests will bo made on Monday. Destructive Fire. NEW YOHK , July 10. The Metropolitan storage warehouse , a five store brick build ing , burned about 3 o'clock this morning. The damage Is estimated at S500,000although It may bo much more ; Soon after the lire- men had got to work , ajterriflc explosion oc curred , and seven firemen who were on the lirst lloor were blow * tnrough the windows to the street. Al ) of them were severely burned about the hands'and ' feet. The ware house contained lurulUire , paintings and valuable bric-a-brac. I It Is stated that the big building was full from celUr to roof. 'Cbo furniture stored In the building was the property of wealthy families mostly. Many valuable oil paint ings were burned. . It In thought the indi vidual losses will aggregate more than 81,000,000 , Fatal Aroldcnr. CHICAGO , July Id. A horrible accident occurred this morning at the Union stcc ! works by which thrco men are likely to die. The men were engaged In pouring hot Iron Into a mold that was damp when the metal flew and scalded them dreadfully. They were taken to the county hospital and phy sicians declare their ( recovery is out of the question. Cyclnno tn Wisconsin. WAUPACA , WK , July 10. A cyclone at 5 o'clock this evening wrenched the opera house > n this city , unroofed two hotels , blew down the Episcopal church steeple , am caused other heavy damao * . Tlio Cnrran house was struck by llshtnlnir , but no onti was Injured. limners in this viciuijy suf fered heavy lore * . * Resort. CHICAGO , July 10. [ Special Telecram to ho BEI : . | The terribly hot weather eon- Inues without any signs of relief. "Wo are laving unusually hot weather , " said the signal service man to a reporter. "We have md it straight along now for a month , and hat Is very unusual In Chicago. In fact our records do not show any such condition of ilTalrs to have ever existed here before. Wo lave had as hot weather botorc , but never for so long a time at onco. Wo have hot veather every summer lu Chicago , but then t generally lasts for only two or three days at a time. The changes hero are usually fre quent , and when a hot spell strikes us It js usually over before wo have pot to realize hat It Is here. This spell Is different In hat respect. Indeed , It Is unprecedented , t Is the hottest time Chicago has ever had for so long a term , and what Is more , there are no Indications of any let up. It was hot- er to-day than yesterday , and to-morrow vill probably bo as hot as to-day. Wo may tossibly get a shower by to-morrow light that may cool It off a Ittlc , but 1 would not like o guarantee oven that. We had something Ike this during the summers of 1873 and 1874 , and again In 1S31 , but the spells of hot weather then were not so long-continued as his ono has been. A cool spell this summer ms been the exception , while heretofore the lot spells have been the exception. That Is the only difference between this year and the irevluus ones. The hottest day this year vas Juno 10 , when the thermometer wont up o ! K5 , but It went beyond that to-day , and what to-moirow may do I do not know. " There were half a doren fetal cases of sun stroke here this morning. In Iowa and the Interior of Illinois and Wisconsin the heat Is even more Intense than here , and In many places all work has stopped. In Illinois and Wisconsin the out look for the crops on account of the blazing sun and drought Is very poor. Vandalia. 111. , reports that the drought In that section s tlio worst for years. Pastures are literally burning up , and In many instances stock Is sulk-ring for water. Unless there Is rain soon the corn crop will bo a total failure. Similar reports come from all over the state. Oshkosh , WIs. , reports that the farmers In Wlnnebago. Fon-Du-Lac , Green Lake and other counties ot northern Wisconsin glvn very gloomy accounts of the crop outlook. For a week or ten days past chinch bugs have been working nt a lively rate and great dam age has been done. On light soil the bugs are doing the worst. At Waukesha the har vesting of winter grain has commenced with the prospect of but a small yield , and In many cases farmers are compelled to cut the grain tor fodder. To add to the discourage- nent the chinch buss are said to bo attacking the corn crop where the small grains have been previously destroyed. At Cincinnati. CINCINNATI , July lO. The maximum heat lo-dav was equal to that of yesterday , while the ( \vcrago was higher. For the lirst time during the hot term horses began to fall In the streets. Sixteen persons were prostrated with heat In public places and seven deaths were reported. This makes to-day and yes terday twenty-eight prostrations and eleven deaths. 'Ihe signal station thermometer reg- stcred 00.7 maximum , which means from 100 to 102 on the sidewalks. At St. Louis. ST. Louis , July 10. For the past week It lias boon intensely hot In this city and there lias been much suffering In consequence , though there have been few cases ot prostra tion and only , four fatalities up to to-day , when the tnemometer beat all previous ree- ords this vear and registered 102 In the shade at 4 o'clock , with eighteen prostrations , three of which icsulted fatally. At Pittsbitrg. PiTxsnuno , July 10. The mercury was W ? at 2 o'clock this afternoon , the highest point reached this summer. Two fatal cases of sunstroke , and a number of prostrations from heat wore reported up to that hour. The Iron and steel mills were compelled to close down during the heat of the day. At Detroit. DEritoir , July 1C. Yesterday and to-dar has been the hottest weather known here for many years , the mercury reaching 102 ° In the shade. Various parts of southern Michi gan report the mercury from ! I4U to 07" , and it is without exception the hottest weather for years. At Milwaukee. MILWAUKEE , July 10 , Twenty cases of sunstroke have been reported to the central police station. Of this number three wore fatal. The day was the hottest ever known in Milwaukee , the thermometer this atter noon reaching 100 dcgioss. At Cleveland. Cr.F.vii.ANn , July 10. The weather Is simply terrific. Yesterday was the hottest July day In Cleveland ( or nine years , but It Is several degrees warmer to-day , the ther mometer registering OS" in the shade. At MarHhalltown , la. MARSHAM/TOWX , la. , July in. The ther mometer at 1 p. in. registered 93 * , the hottest day of the season. Common Instruments record tiom 102 to Kiss" . Out door work Is practically suspended. In Central New York. SYKArusr. , N. Y. , July 10. At 2 p. m. to day the thermometer registered 100 in the shade. UTICA , N. Y. , July Ifi. At 3 p. m. to-day the marcury registered OS degrees In tlio shade. At Den Molnes. DES MOINEII , la. , July 10. To-day has been the hottest of the season , the meicury at the signal service ollico registering 09.4. Bus iness was greatly Interrupted by the heat Thrco Sunstroke * at Davenport. DANKNI-OUT , la. , July 10. Three fatal cases of sunstroke arc reported hereto-day : Mrs. K. Fraeger , Wllllum Kbert and Henry Itoluiers. At Philadelphia. Piui.Aniu'HiA , July 10. There were five deaths hero to-day from prostration by ex cessive heat. The Country In General. WASHINGTON , July 10. Iteports received at the signal ollico indicate that the day ha ; been ono of unusual and extreme heat In all parts of the United States lying east of the Mississippi and south ot the lakes. The thermometer throughout the entire region registered IK ) degrees or more. The hcatcc term has apparently set lu much earlier this year than heretofore , such a day as to-day Pelng rarely experienced over such a largo section of the country until Auust A cool wave Is on Its way east from Nebraska , Dakota and the Lake Superior region , where the temperature has fallen tun to thirty degrees , but Us ellect wll not bo felt on the Atlantic coast before Mon day , and It probably will have lost much o Its lorco on thn way to the seaboard , so that the declining in temperature will hardly bo morn than live to seven degrees. Atlanta was the hottest city In thu United States to clay with the thermometer sUillng at 102 de crees , while Denver was the coolest at 53 degrees. NE\V I'oKK , July 10. Advices to the Assc- _ _ . _ _ _ ulnglon , laven , I'a. , TTiiichester , N. Y. , W. Many prostrations reported , but uo fatalities. 1 IK ! lent Ions I-'or Tc For Nebraska : Fair weather ? nc to southerly , slight changes In tempora- urc. For Iowa : Fair weather , variable winds , generally westerly , lower followed by no de cided change In temperature. For Kaiicrn Dakota : Fair weather , sllcht changes In temperature , variable winds , gcnei ally easterly. OljEVKiiAXIt'S USUAI < IjUCK. Saved From A Horrible Donth In a Hatlroad Wreck , UTICA , N. Y. , July in. An accident hap- > cncd to the picildcnt's train to-night vhllo returning from Clayton to Alder Jreek. The train was brought to a stop bo- ore the president's party became aware that hero was nny accident. The engineer had ils hand on the whistle to blow for a tile crossing when the connecting bar to ho forward driver on the right -hand side of ho engine broke and a huxe piece of steel evolved with terrible velocity , tearing out mo sldo of the cab and ripping up the ties and ground as the engine rushed alone. A iuio ; fracture was made In the boiler , and he steam escaped In volumes. The engineer vas found dead beside his eab. Ho had avcd tlio fireman's life by forcing him up on top. No other casualltles. WASHINGTON NEWS. Another Inter-State Decision. WASHINGTON , July 10. Counsel for the illssourl Pacific railway company having made a motion before the Inter-state com merce commission that It dismiss the com plaint of the St. Louis wholesale grocers' as- oclatlon for want of jurisdiction In the natter ot the Issuance of m Hence tickets , he commission has declined to take tip the motion : First , because notice was given to ho complainants , and , second , because Us object was to reach the merits of the case md have them discussed and passed upon n stead of at the customary linal hearing. The commission rloses Its record upon this matter with a paragraph of general Interest vhlch savs substantially that the same de cision will bs made upon all motions ot a Imllar character. New Weather Indication * . WASHINGTON , July 10. The following notice was issued to-day : In order to carry out the policy of this ofllcoof furnishing the public as far as possible with positive pre- Uctlons of temperature , the Indications ofll- cer , beginning with predictions for 7 a. m' . , July 17 , 18 7 , will predlctstatlonary tempera- ure during the months of July or August only when a rlso or fall of three degrees or ess Is expected. Heretofore they have been allowed a limit of thieo degrees. Examining Troamiry Account * . WASHINGTON , July 10. By direction ot Acting Secretary Thompson an examination of the books and accounts ot the disbursing ollice of tha treasury department was begun at 9 o'clock tills morning. The count of cash actually held by each will also bo made. No lotlce of the examination was clven to dls- wrsing officers. So far everything has been found to bo correct. An examination of : ho books and accounts of the disbursing of- hcers of the department of the interior are also to bo made. ' Objected to Hcnedlct. WASHINGTON , July 10. About three weeks aio at a meeting of the Columbia Typograph ical union , No. 101 , Public Printer Benedict was elected an honorary member. This was tilghly distasteful to a number of members of the union and tn-nlght n warm light took place over a motion to craso the public print er's name from tlio honorary roll. The meet ing adjourned before reaching a vote on the motion. A Commercial Scngatlnn. GAI.VESTON , Tex. , July 10. Aprotounded sensation was produced this evening when It became known that the old and well known firm of Kaiilfman & Kunge had assigned In tavor ot Mrs. Kauftman. The assignment was causwl by the unfortunate speculations of Julius Kunge the senior member. In cot ton. Nn statement of assets and llabllltes Is yet obtainable and all is mere speculation as to how deeply the linn Is involved. Pensions Granted , WASHINGTON , July 10. [ Special Telegram to the Bir. : | The following pensions have been granted : Nebraska Uenlamln F. Hayword. Ne braska City ; Daniel T. Johns Seward ; Henry Wabon. Plattsmouth : Cinclnnatus C. Mnn- ford , Wahoo ; Henry B. Anderson. Syracuse ; ( ! . W. Davis , ( iratton ; David T. AIIIHS , Deer Creek ; William W. Fr.uler. Arnold ; Samuel A. Arhnekle , Lincoln : H. Halt , Nemaha City ; William Martin , Haystown. Iowa Orpha , mother of Samuel Stunner Morvia ; Prlscilla , mother of James C. Dean , Osceola. Oiiglnals : James Fay , Krnesthurg ; ElUabeth K. Ford and William F. MorrisJ Tracy : Samuel Lantz , Muwatlne ; Andrew PuntlBV , Hampton : W. H. H. Scott , Len- vllle ; Joseph B. Allen. Wayne ; Thomas U. Lune , Des Moines ; Je&slo Ankrom. Agoney ; ( ieorgo H. Thnmas , West Union : L. UWat- lln , ( illmore City : Hewlett H. McKlhoncy , Des Molnes ; M. McDonald , DCS Molnes ; Jesslo M. K > > tes , Colimia ; Andrew llesner , Rdvwootl ; Hohert BcllingliamK glo Centre ; Stnphen J. Kbay. Omaha ; William It. Staf ford , West Liberty. Fire in nn Orphan Asylum. NEW "VoitK , July 10. An hour before day break a lire broke out In St. Joseph's asylum , and nearly live hundred children weroasleep within tha walls. The hervnnts in charge , who , throughout the confusion which fol lowed , struggled with great heroism to pre serve order and facilitate the work of rescue , aroused the sleepers promptly and sped them on their way to the street. Police Rounds man Lackoly cauio to the lescuo and gave valuable assistance In removing the little ones. With his aid the building was soon cleared. None were missing , and only ono orphan , nine years old , was severely burned. The lire was soon put out. The damage was S'J.WX ) . Gladstone on hocal legislation. LONIION , July 1C. Gladstone at a banquet given by the Scottish commoners of the Na tional Llbeial club , said ono effect of the exhaustive discussion ot the Irish question in parliament was the bringing before the Welsh and Scoteh people the necessity for local legislation In accordance with the na tional wants and traditions. Ono parliament for the whole empire might bo n grand thing , but It did not follow all good on onu side. linn Down Hy n Steamer. Dr.TiioiT , July 10. The .steamer City ol Mackinaw ran down the yacht at the head ol Belle Islu to-night. Five persons are re ported drowned. No further particulars were obtainable up to - o'clock a. ui. Hallnnnlri ! ! Ovnr the Atlantic. PAUIS. July 10. The Flgnro nays that Cap tain Jevls will In Ortouer attempt to nmko i ballron voyage across the Atlantic to Nuw York. Ho will Mart troin St. ISi Ilrtnk Statement. NEW YOIIK , July in. Thu weekly bank statement of the associated banks MIOHS the reserve Increased Sl/iTl.OOO , and the banks now hold S7l > Y7OiX > In excess of thu legal 'J3 percent rule. Fire at Kanknkoo. KANKXKKE , III. , July 10. A disastrous firooccuircd at Mantenn to-day. An eleva tor , a giist mill and two hay barns belonging to Leon Lu/lere , were burned. Loss , 60,000 ; lusMrauce Looked for Dur | Months KxuW Too Hot Tor CHICAGO , July 10. 1 , , tlio iir.i : . ] Only a modern ( , ° \ for money ptevatlcd durlttf the f'f nnd the markets nro easier though Interest lates sL change. Apparently there Is I paper offered nt the banks but parties In mis' cellancous branches of trade are borrowing i little more money for thu purpose of prepay Ing for an active business dining tuo months. The wholesale merchants are larglng tholr stocks to some extents and ; her dealers aie Increasing their The outlook for growing crops Is goiieil regarded as quite good In sections off west tributary to tlio Chicago market , setiiieutly merchants here are encourage ! make preparation for the distribution' largo quantities of goods and bankers disposed to render all the assistance re' quired In a linanclal wav. Some money hj been forwarded to thu Interior for the ' mcnt ot grain and llvo stock siifllcicnt yet to attract any tlon. Shippers of grain have' sentcd some paper but not largo amounts. Bankers are well sujL wltii loanable funds and all paitlcs wild able to ptescnt undoubted security or colld orals obtain all the favors desired. Kates i Interest ruled comparatively steady at 0 cent for call and Gys per cent for time. ' loan depending on the amount of money quired , the lonirth ot time wanted and , standing of the borrower. Very little | was o ( Tercel on the street and there Is a . . . more money Invested in local securities eastern linanclal centers. Money , is graj ually growing easier , and trade in all depw menta Is suffering from the usual midsumn ) dullness. Kates of Interest range from per cent Foreign linanclal centers e : little life and money Is easy in all th > > clpal cities abroad. New York exc. . lost In moderate supply earlv In thu nnd sales between batiks were made and M cents picmlum per f 1,000. IncroaS offerings , however , tended to n weaker fc Ing ami prices declined to ! S cents dlscoa per Sl.OCo , and tlio market closed easy at f reduction. Foreign exchange was In bet. . . supply owing to the largely Increased ship ments of Hour , grain and provisions , and the ) , market ruled weak. Karly In the week ; shippers sixty days' documentary bills on. London changed hands at 48.f@4b ' } < c. Lat ter pi Ices ruled weak and declined to Sl.80g ( 4.tO > and closed steady at 5M.bOf@4.J ! > 0 } , Affc unsettled and rather weak feeling prevailed In the New York stock market during tho' past week and prices havu nverazcd lower. Spcculntois were trading very cautiously and the bulk of the business was credited to room traders. The larger operators in Wall , street were doing very little , merely keeping even on the market , and outside traders wora not Inclined to do much business , regarding : the situation with considerable distrust. Some of the leading operators aio away on their summer vacations , and that also cue tails trading. Earnings for the leading railroads nra well maintained for the season ot the year , but their stocks do not appear to bo very at tractive to speculator. Foreign operator ! are doing very little , . .notwithstanding thu cheap money abroad , and advices from Eu ropean linanclal centers Indicate lower prices for the principal American securities. Salo.su . on the New York stock exchange for.-the week aggregated only 1ODOKX ( ) shares. 'Con slderlng all the circumstances surrounding the produce trade , excessive waun weather , conflicting crop leports , rather weak foreign , markets and thn absence ot the leading oper ators at tlio watering places , qulto a good business was tiansncted during the weeto just closed , bominvliat of an unsettled feel , ing prevailed , and prices uiled with consid erable Irregularities , though the fluctuations wore confined within a nariow range The season of thu year has arrived when the new grain begins to reach the leading western mai kets , and Chicago commission houses are now preparing for laigely ln- > creased business. Elevators are being re lieved ot their old stock , and no trouble will bo experienced on account of a lack of ele vator room. Money Is woiklng easier and banks hnre are now In splendid condition to assist In moving thu now crops. Speculative tradu Is gradually Improving , though the largest deliveries nro meeting with more favor , especially thu grain shipping demand for both grain and provisions has been well maintained nnd stocks have been further re duced , Indicating n healthy trade. Advices regarding the growing ciops report some damage to small grain by Insects and drouth , and the dry weather has checked the growth of corn in some sections , but the damage in the aggregate is not supposed to be larger than usually reported at this season of thn year. In fact the outlook must be regarded as tavorablo for Increased production In the aggregate unless some umoiseen calamity should overtatto them before maturity. Ar rivals of grain nt the principal western mar kets have been comparatively light while tho" shlpmunto have been ( inlto liberal. The ex- poit movement Is * well molnfalned In botti grain and provisions with prospects that they will bo continued for somotlmo at least. Arrivals of llvo stock have noa been quite sd liberal , which may be duo to the fact that' farmers In some sections nre now busily en-v , gaged In harvesting operations. The pack ing of the west Is not progiesslng en favora bly and the Increased gained during the early part ot the season has about disappeared. LIVING STATUARY. The Hoston Craze Tor Nude Photo * KrariliH. BOSTON , July 10. [ Special Telegram to the BKI : . ) Kdward Gort , a well-known photo grapher of South liobton , appealed In court yesteiday to answer the charge of pilntlng nnd selling Indecent photographs. GerU was held In $003 bonds , and thu case will bo continued till Monday. The Inteiestlng his tory of thn photographer Clilckcring and his lilt > or more pations from aristocratic fami lies from the Back bay district , has been lu i\ largo mcabinn duplicated in the case of Gertz , The same cra/o that bewitched yount ; women of Commonwealth avenue , also led less aitbtocratlc maidens of the peninsula polon of tlio Hub to seek Get/'s studio In bcaccly more olahorutu costume than that which natuio endowed them. Although GerU's patrons were of the lowef tastuot society , their ambitions were none the less strong. They emulated not only the attrac tive poses nt the many well-known pictures ot tlio Paris salon , but also were photo graphed as nymphs , goddesses nnd mermaids. The young women , nil ( ithom were la- mlll.ir with thu statuniyol the ait miisemms , attltudlnUed as Greek goddesses , and the nutllnu of limb , liuure nnd featuru of GerU's productions demonstrates that thu Boston gill ot to-day does not fall far below the tandard ot the Gicek Ideal. Llko their Mstorri on Commonwealth avenue , thu young women of South Boston dcclaro that they havudouu nothing wrong. A Trrrilla Storm. Nr.\v Yortu.Jilly 10. Advices from Ash land P. rk , N. Y. . say that a tenlllc rain and thunder .storm piuvallcd along the coast this uvenlng. At Plilllysburg , opposite Kastern Pennsylvania , much damage was done | jy wind and lightning. Houses\\ero unroofed , trees nnd leuoscrc blown down , nnd buy- oral structures wuio struck by f i Capsized. .NnwYoiiK' , July IG.-The steamer Kllzn Hancock , excursion bout , running to Bay KJilK'f , ran Into a yacht ta-nlghl , cap Isng ! her. Four men ro rcuonud iirovMiea.