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V A GREAT FIRE. Twenty Block* ©f Bnil«Iagt Hi tka liwt of Milwaukee Buried tott# Grwi*4» Total Money Low Estimated at Serem Million Dollars—Five Fatalities Reported. Fire Hnndred Residences la tie Baraai DbUrtet Three Thoasaa* Homeless. Milwaukee, Oct. 81.—Morning broke 011 a scene of desolation such as the Cream City has never before witnessed during its corporate existence. Twenty blocks,twelve boors before covered with ftiagnificent Iraildings devoted to manu lucture, trade and commerce, were a 't^iass of smouldering roins, and where ,100 residences, the homes of 8.000 people gtood, there was nothing save piles of Slackened bricks and smoking rafters, fhe loss in money will probably not ixceed f?,000,(MM), on which there is gbont f2,")(Ki,000 insurance but the col lateral damages, the immense shock to business, and the inconvenience and positive suffering entailed upon resi dents and bueiness men cannot be cont ented. Every effort will be made, how liver, to relieve distress, and even while the conflagration was at its height, llr. P. Bacon, president of the chamber 0 commerce, issued a call for a meeting #f citizens of Milwaukee at the chamber 4f commerce at 0 o'clock a. m., to take flfreaenree for the relief of people left homeless and destitute by the fire. The call was not addressed to the mem bers of the chamber of commerce only, but to all citizens who are ready to join Jb this work of imminent necessity, hundreds of families are left shelterless #nd with nothing but the clothing worn jphen they tied from the swift pujsuit of tbe devastating flames. Immediate Pleasures for their relief must be adopted And the meeting showed an attendance ind a epirit worthy of the city. Prompt «nd generous action was demanded to Srom revent great numbers of worthy people suffering for lack of food and Shelter. Tbe Gerxnania society also held a meeting and decided to tarn over all the money received at its fair next week to the citizens' committee to be used for tbe benefit of the fire sufferers. Half the Third Ward OOM. Mayor Somers said: "At least one dalf of the Third ward is burned away, •nd I think that fully three thousand people are homeless. The loss cannot be estimated. We are especially thank fbl to the cities of Chicago, Kenosha, Itacine and Oshkosh for their prompt Slid in sending fire apparatus. The citi •ecs have organized a relief committee." The history of the fire, great as it was, may be briefly recounted as follows: There were several alarms during the afternoon for tires, all of them the re mit of the heavy gale of wind that 4|rang np shortly before noon and in •lireased until at 3 o'clock it reached Velocity of about fifty miles per hour. Between 5 and 6 o'clock there were five iilarms, and the fire department, includ feig the fire tug, was called in various fclock irts of the city, when shortly before 6 an alarm was sent in from the box at the corner of Detroit and East Water streets. It was for a fire in the £nion Oil Company's store at 275 East ^ater street, situated on the west aide Of the street about midway between Detroit and Buffalo streets, the rear of atore being on the river. The fire orig inated from an explosion of something Hi the cellar. Fed by the inflammable •lock it soon spread through the three Ipper floors. It was ten minutes be- fibre the first fire engine coming from a smaller fire gome distance away, bad reached the scene, and bv that time file entire building was in flames. From jtihis point the flames spread until the Ipwer part of the Third ward was bnrned over, causing a loss of nearly #7,000,000. The insurance is estimated «t $2,500,000. At least three thousand people are homeless. At 2:40 a. m. it was announced that #ie fire wnt» under control, having burned over about twenty squares, de stroying about sixty stores and factories and about five hundred residences. Low of Life Very Small. Notwithstanding the marvelous raptd §|y with which the fire spread and the Jiumerous fall of brick walls theinjuriee Clad loss of life were surprisingly small, ttid it is believed that not more than itmr or five persons lost their lives, al though the removal of the debris may disclose other victims. Those known to bp killed are: Henry Pruddenbuck and Charles Stahr, firemen Mrs. Callahan, a Widow, and an unknown woman, who Was suffocated by smoke. There are many persons at the emergency hospital. Two of these are seriously injured and flay die. Llk« th« Chictfo FIN. Those who saw the Chicago fire can Hbalize what Milwaukee has suffered, ft was the bamo thing on a smaller scale. The cold wind was furious, and before a building had been half burned II would totter and fall, a cloud of burn- i&g brands and sparks going high abovfc the smoke to ehow where it hmi taken. ^The great flatries would rvufcii out a nnnarea ieeior more, envelop a ouuaing for an instant and be blown another Way by the wind. But a building oace touched by the flame would need no fnrth*r urging, but would flash up in flames, which in turn would leap and ignite the next building. And so the tire swept on, devouring everything. MotIuk Goodt uf Xo Arall, There was so much warning for every one that efforts were made in many places to save articles that could not possibly be moved a hundred yards. There were a lot of threshing machineg |lined up on Menoininej^street, for in stance, and their rem^ffu only saved them from the flames an hour or two. Wagons loaded with furniture, stoves, ^.bedding, clothing and various house hold articles, tilled the streets and in variably tbe horses were headed one way. The drivers had no particular destination, they pimply wanted to get out of reach of the flames as soon as possible. Every available truck, ex press and delivery wagon was called into requisition. Occasionally a large load of household goods would be seen mov ing at a lively rate, propelled by man power instead of horses. Every body who was in the vicinity seemed anxious to assist those in distress, and if the flames had not spread so rapidly, much of the household goods along the north line of the fire would have been saved by the willing workers. In spite of all efforts toward f*aving property, however, many lost everything except the clothes on their backs, and the efforts of the char itable will be devoted to relieving those whom the fire has rendered homeless and destitute. Militia Called Oat. Measures have been taken to stop the depredations of thieves who always hunt the scene of fires. The militia are patrolling tbe district. Fifty members of the Milwaukee Light Battery re sponded promptly to the call for assist ance. Nearly as many more from the Light Horse squadron, and enough of infantry to make np a total of 1C0 men, are oa duty. If it is found necessary Governor Peck will order out additional troops. The city police are also to be kept on duty night and day, and alto gether the police arrangements are ex cellent The work of clearing away debris preparatory to rebuilding, will be commenced at onoe. Already many property owners are looking over the ruinB, and as soon as the bricks have cooled euffciently to be handled hun dreds of laborers will be set to work removing the rubbish, and within a few days new buildings will be rising from tha rains. Ow* Dfkl StsMtaSit Several hundred homeless Third ward people owe a deep debt of gratitude to Manager A. L. Chase, of the Planking ton house. When he learned of the dire distress among them he circulated about in the ^offering throngs and offered the free hospitality of his hostlery to allevi ate their wants. There were 100 disen gaged rooms in the Plankington house, aud in these were quartered more than two hundred of the homelesas ones. Not content with such a noble act of charity, Mr. Chase and Chief Clerk Walsh directed a corps of assistants in furnishing the police and fire depart ment force with hot coffee and food. The firemea and policemen were told to come to the Plankington House and partake of the hospitality of that hotel. All the homelets ones will be given free fare at the Plankington until quarters are provided for them. President E. M. Weil, of the real estate board, gave notice that the rooms of the board would be thrown open for the accommodation of the merchants who had been burned out. There are twelve or fifteen desks at the rooms which can be used by the unfortunate bu^iuiss men until they can secure quarters. Work of Relief. The churches and public buildings have been thrown open to accommodate the sufferers, while every society and organization in the city is maturing plans for immediate financial relief. The Democratic candidates on the congres sional and county tickets started their subscription while the fire was yet rag ing, with a cash contribution of $5,000. At a meeting of the chamber of com merce a gcn -i al i elief committee was organized to forward the work, an.l sub scriptions began to pour in from citizens who were in attendance before even the committee was appointed. Several subscriptions of $1,000 were made on the spot, the names including Congressman John L. Mitchell, H. C. Payne, August Uihlein, P. Cudahy, M. P. Eoase, E. P. Bacon and the Wisconsin Fire and Marine Insurance Company bank. A telegram from P. D. Armour, of Chi cago, announced his subsription as $5,000. Five hundred dollar subscrip tions and others for smaller sums were added, the whole making a handsome sum. The Brewers' association con tributed another $5,000 and the morning subscriptions reached the sum of about $40,000. A*ne» k will Wed. NEW YORK, Oct. 81.—It is learned that Agnes Huntington, the well known contralto, who arrived on the Teutonic, is engaged to be married to Paul D. Cravath, a lawyer and member of the firm of Cravath & Houston. The cere mony will be performed here within a month. The Crew Escaped. CLEVELAND, 0,t Oct. 31.—The barge Samania, of Alpena, light and in tow, was blown on the beach near the city and will go to pieces. The vessel is valued at abotit $8,0ML The crew escaped. J5HTABLI8HED 1890. MADISON. SOUTH DAKOTA, MONDAY OCTOBER 31, 189'i. SCORES OF DEAD. Tbe lacker Line Steamer Wrecked Off the Coast oT Portugal. One Hundred and Twenty-two Persons on Board, of Whom Only Nine Escape --5 Tbe Captain Refuses to LeaTe His Ship M4 1? Browned witb tbe Rest. mi Lisbon, Oct, 81.—The Anchor tia» steamship i amania went sshore early Thursday morning at the mouth of the Arnoya near Penche, and 113 of the 1 persons on board were lost. The Ron mania left Liverpool last Sunday fear Bombay. She carried 55 passengers, a crew of 87 men and a full cargo of val uable merchandise. She experienced heavy weath early on Monday morn* ing. On Tuesday she run into a furious storm. All her passengers were ordered below and were not allowed on deck again until Wednesday noon. After a few hours of clear sailing the Roumania ran into a thick fog in about 42 degrees north latitude. She roceeded at half speed snd was supposed well out front the coast but another storm came oil after several hours in the fog. When the storm struck her the Roumania was but a few miles from shore. The ship made but iittle progress and the captain was unabio to keep her bow to the wind. She went on the rocks almost without warning for np to the last few minutes the ship's officers did not realize their peril. Heavy seas broke over the decks und many of the passengers who ran on deck in a panic were Swept Overboard and I) row and. A lifeboat was cut away and an at tempt was made to lower, bnt the boat was swamped by the waves. For two hours further attempts were abandoned. The storm abated and another boat was lowered. This boat was loaded with passengers. A hundred yards from the ship it capsized and all were drowned. Two boats were started out from the shore, but put back, as the men were convinced that they could not live in such a heavy sea. Another boat was lowered from the Roumania, but when half lowered was dashed against tbe ship sides and capsized. Thirteen per sons who had descended to her were drowned. Meantime wave after wave had broken over the Roumania, smash ing her decks and carrying away her smokestacks and masts and sweeping away many of the passeugers and sea men. Those still left decided to wait until the storm abated further before attempting to get ashore. After an hour of suspense the seven men and two women who had remained on board lowered the last boat. The storm had subsided, and although obliged to ride throngh a heavy surf they reached shore in Bafety. The two women were the only passengers saved. Captain Young is reported to be among the lost. Bo1 lea Being Waihed Ashore. The bodies of the victims of the Rou mania wreck are being washed ashore at Carvieiro. Most of the bodies are in night attire, showing that the unfortu nates were aroused from sleep only to encounter death in the terrible »torin. The sea is still running heavily and it is impossible to approach the wreck, which lies in a most dangerous situation and shows signs of rapidly going to pieces. The cargo and other wreckage from the vessel is floating about in the vicinity. Much of it ha* been washed ashore and seized by th» "'u.bitants of that region, Borne of whoi^ are little better than pirates and look upon the wreck of a vessel on their coast as a Godsend for their special benefit. The wrecks are not uncommon at Cape Carvieiro, which projects into the Atlantic as a sort of trap for any vessel that is driven in shore while making for Lisbon or Gib raltar. The treatment of unfortunates who happen to be wrecked there is bet ter now than it used to be, but the cargo is generally regarded as a prize for the man who gets it first, and instances have been known of ransom being de manded for the surrender of bodies. The Portuguese government, in the case of the Roumania, has taken fairly prompt action, and the authorities have ordered a force to the scene to protect the wreckage and prevent the despoil ment of the dead. Two daring wreckers, who, notwith standing the prevalence of fog and storm, ventured out into the angry waters to obtain some of the floating D-PRICE'S the people 011 shore. Their piercing cries for help brought no aid, as others were afraid to venture their lives to save them, and the wreckers perished,victims to their own cupidity. The gunboat Zaire has started from Lisbon to the scene of the wreck, and will doubtless afford more effective pro tection to the property of the steamship company, and to the regaining cargo than any land force conld alone exert. The latest information places the num ber of those who perished at 118, and that 9 persons were saved. Among the passengers were many British officers" with their families returning to India from visits to England, and one of the passengers was Lady Johnson, wife of Sir Henry Johnson, and daughter of Thomas Dyson, Esq., of Bengal. Refused to Lew* Hla Ship. LISBON, Oct. 31.—A dispatch just re ceived from the scene of the wreck says that Captain Young refused to leave the Roumania and perished with the vessel. He showed extraordinary coolness dur ing the efforts to save the passengers and was nobly seconded by the suboi dinate officer-. Some of the crew.be haved in a cowarlly manner but most of them obeyed orders faithfully. The women and children were kept under shelter until the torrents of water pour ing over the vessel threatened to twamp the saloon. Then they were taken out on deck and every eifort was made to prevent them from leing washed over board. But the tremendous seas, not withstanding. carried a number of the women and little ones to death, while others perished in the boats. HtARD TWENTY MILES. Several People Killed by a Nltro-GlyeerlM IiplunloD at Lima, Ohio. LIMA, Oct. 31.—At 10 o'clock a. m. the nitro-giycerine factory, twp miles south of this city, exploded with a ter rific report that was heard for twenty miles. Buildings shook and windows were smashed all over the city. Three persons are known to be dead, two probably fatally injured and two team sters missing. The farmhouse of Will iam Hooker, eighteen hundred yards from the scene, was totally wrecked, and a servant girl injured by failing debris. The farmhouse of Thomas Placer, a half mile above tho Hooker homestead, was also badly damaged. A great gaping hole marks the spot where the magazine stood. Tbui cause of the explosion iajiot known, but it is sup posed the glycerine was in some manner set on fire. A $5,000 plate glass front in the Metropolitan bank, fully three miles from the scene, was shattered. U6ED SCALPING KNIVES. lad la— at White Earth, Minn., Eafag* is a Fight Among Themselves. WHITE EAHTH, Minn., Oct 31.—The Indians of the White Earth reservation are in a turmoil. At a war dance Thura day night Chief White Cloud, the most noted Indian in Minnesota, made a mur derous attack with a scalping knife on his son, William Wright, wounding him a such a terrible manner about the heart and lungs that he lies dying in his tepee. In the general fight which ensued several other braves were seri ously wounded. Agent Schuler tele graphed to St. Panl for assistance in getting the reds under subjection, and received an answer that several deputy United States marshals had left far thia point. Suopeuded Mr. Michaels. WASHINGTON, Oct. 31.—Mr. W. H. Michael, clerk of the senate committee on printing, who suggested the Kear sarge reunion at the G. A. R. encamp ment, who is or was lately commander of the Union Veterans' union, a rival association to the G. A. R., of the De partment of the Potomac, has been sum marily removed from his command by General S. S. Yoder, commander-in chief of the union. General Michael's offense consisted in issuing an order at tacking Cleveland and saying that no veteran could vote for him without Ap proving his pension veto and his "vulgar wit" and insults to soldiers, widows and orphans. General Yoder characterizes this order as an arrogant piece of insub ordination and a violation of the consti tute pi the order. Spirits Hoi Good Surety. London, Oct. 31.—-Mia. Weldon, who has gained considerable notoriety through her law suits against M. Gou nod, her husband and a number of othex persons, in which suite she has always conducted her own case, has com menced an action in the French courts against a Dutch officer named Nauen dorff, who claims to be the heir to the French throne through Louis Charles and Philip de Bourbon. Mrs. Weldon met Nauendorff at a spiritualistic seance and lent him £134 on a revelation made by a spirit that he was the personage h* pretended to be. Powder Oscd ia Millions of 40 Years the Standard Can on short notice. CHA8. B. KENNEDY, President. W. L/' y K N PK1CE FIVE CENTS. C««OT— IMti.MF.XTir glTWUllsmSM CtOUItfl. Assist If you are on the lookout for Men's and Boys' Clothing or anything in our line, we not only know what kind of assistance you want, but we are in a position to give it to you. If you are not looking for the best that you can get for the money you have to spare, vou are a very singular exception aiul your case is most mysterious. You are looking for just that kind of a thing, and you know it we can give you just that kind of a thing and we know it. Wo don't care how dexterous you may be in ferreting out good bargains. The sharpest eye for the main chance never saw anything better nor cheaper for the money than we have to offer in clothing. If an immense assortment and low price* will interest yon (all at BAHKBS' UOOI»M, FK11TM AXD CUNFFXTIOIVKRY THE MODEL, John Plister's New Bakery and Fruit Store, Fresh and Canned Fruits, Fresh Vegetables, BAXK1NV, COLLKCTIONS, Kte J. H. WILLIAMSON. Vice President, TBI MADISON STATE BANK A General Banking Business Transacted. Lqqds, Loqqs, Ii]sqt^i|ce Madison, South Dakota CORRESPONDENTS. Quaker City National Bank, Philadelphia, Pemu National Bank of Illinois, Chicago, National Bank of Sioux City, Iowa.» F. SMITH, President. M. W. DALY, Vice-Prealdeot. J. A. TROW, Cashisi Citizens -JSCqtioiiql Capital $50,000. Surplus $16,000. MADISON, SOUTH DAKOTA. A General Banking Business Transacted., Will rem* part of the Old World, and sell tickets to an4 principal European porte on any of the leading linea of steamboatek City and Municipal Bonds bought aud Bold. Collections CORRESPONDENTS: Firat Nation*] Bank, Chicago. Chase National Bank, New fort Minnehaha National Bank, Sioux Falla. You, JOHN DRISCOLLS RRMTAI'KAMT. E. C. WALKE Manager. Proprietor. BAMKHY. rOXrBCTIONIKT, Bt« When in need of any line Pastry or Baked Goods GO TO T. H. SHEA'S. Everything in the line of fine baked goods a specialty. Makes all kinds of pastry for parties, aociables and festivals. All goods baked The Clothier. RESUBMIT am LOP Hi. The only First Class place to get a Square Meal in town. Meals at ail hours day or night. Tables reserved for Ladies. All kinds of Game in Season. Farmers' Dinners a Specialty. HUGO FILSINGER, T. H. SHEA. J. L. JONES, Cashier, mide and promptly ramtttaf.