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Havoo Wrought by Fkunes in tho
Ortr Fonr Hundred rfwoai Now Report
ed Dead SufTerlnK at Hinckley Other
Towns Destroyed Kor-t Kirctt la
'Wiftconsin nd Mlt-lilcan.
Chicago, Sept. 4. Reports trom tiie
portions of Minnesota. Michigan and
Wisconsin in which the forest fires are
now raging1 show that the condition of
affairs there is more thn terrible.
The loss of property. at a low
estimate, has alread3 reached Sti!,
000,000, not including- the stand
ing timber that has- been de
stroyed. Ilut even worse is the loss of
life which, it is feared, will reach as
high as 1,000. Nearly 400 eases of per
sons having- perished have already
been received, while tho reports as
they continue to come in are increas
ing the list The best information is
that about twenty towns have already
been destroyed, driving- thousands of
families from their homes in tho face
of the flames.
Worst Sufferinc Is at Hinckley.
The worst suffering is reported from j
Hinckley, Minn., and vicinity. The
estimate of the loss of life there and
in the surrounding towns is being in
creased by ever' report. It is said
that strewn along on one street of
Hinckley the bodies of twenty
nine victims were found, while
in another spot the charred and un
recognizable remains of 10:5 persons
were counted. A low estimate of
jst 7 0
list L4W-rp ,
VICEROY LI HUNG CHAN.
This famous Chinese statesman Is known as the " Bismarck of Asia." Reports were recently
received from Peking to the effect that Li liun had been divested cf the " yellow coat" a Gar
ment indicating the hip'aest rank by the emp-ror for remissness ia prosecuting the war against
Japan. Tiie report has not been officially conllrmvd. and Is probably a mistake. Li Uuiik Cbaa
la 7) years of ace.
the fatalities in that town alone are
now placed at M0 persons. Scores of
others were discovered severely in
jured, while the list of missing was in
the hundreds. It is believed that at
least 100 victims are on the farms and
clearings throughout the burnt district.
The loss of life in and about Hinck
ley, Sandstone, Pokegama, Skunk
Lake and Mission Creek will not be
known for weeks, if ever. The sur
Tivors have been taken to I'ine City,
where ph3sieians cared for the injured,
while relief trains from Duluth. Min
neapolis and St. I'aul carried in tents,
clothing, food and everything neces
sary to cover the wants of the suffer
ing survivors. Very few persons are
left in Hinckley.
Supplies for SnfTerert.
The extent of the suffering can hard
ly be described, but already the hand
of charity is at work, and the cities of
the three states are sending aid to the
eufterers. I!ut railroads have been
injured by the fires, and in inanj- cases
traffic has been entirely suspended,
thus preventing the starting out
of relief expeditions. Therr beems
no hope for a cessation of the
progress of the flames save an end of
the great drought. No such hope is
held out, for while much-needed rain
is promised for other points "dry and
fair' is the prediction for tiie burning
districts by the weather bureau.
Lixt cif Towns Destroyed.
The followmg towns are reported
either wholly or partially destroyed:
l'.a.'.haw. Durnett county. Wis.: IJarronctt,
Harron county. Wis.; Llenolt, W.s.; Kwen.
Mich: Kiileld. Pine county. Wis.; Granite
Lake. Harron cputity. Wis.: Clrantsburg. Bur
nett county. Wis.; Oliddcn, Ashland county.
Wis.; Hinckley. I'ine county. Minn.: Misshjn
Creek. Pine county. Minn.: Marengo. Ashland
dunty. Wis.; Milaca. Pine county. Minn.;
Huacadn. Grant county, Wis.:" Shell Lake.
Washburn county. Wis.: South Kantfe. Douslas
county. Wis.: Skinaw, Houghton county, Mich;
Sandstone. Minn.: Trout Creek. Mien.
Twin C ities Send Kelief.
St. Paul, Sept. 5. A relief train
was sent to Hinckley on Monday with
force of men and supply of tents,
those being most needed just now.
Additional supplies were picked up
at every station along the road. Philip
Martin, of the land department of the
Great Northern road, went in search of
Thomas Fitzgerald, land examiner at
Dellgrove, who, with adozen workmen,
was in the midst of the fire, and has not
been heard from. The chamber of com
merce raised S3, 000 for relief at its
: n .l i!. .il vot.nl i. -ii-i a f fi rnr.
, , t i t r.m
ing the securing of Information from
United States consular agents as to
forestry management in foreign conn-
tri.-s. with the obiect of preventing
Juture forest fires.
ied sixty feet long," hog uonse,
lota, double corn crib with a
tv of 4.500 bushels, good bear
cilard also 600 youpjf apple : trees,
ell and cistern, windmill, cellar,
etc AH surrounded with 8
nd wire fence. One of th most
ki.f.rm In iJass county. In-
1 'rrci, rare
Mixn eai cms, Minn., Sept. 5. The
first relief train for the desolate re
fC'.on froin, Minneapolis left Monday
morning laden with a plenteous
store of provisions. It was followed
by another on which went a
staff of local surgeons and nurses.
Rev. William Wilkinson, of St.
Andrew's Kpiscopal church, is in
charge of the first train. A
large local committee has been formed
to take tho work in charge and the
appeal for money, clothing and food is
being liberally responded to. Maj-or
Lustis is at the head of the movement,
and his private secretary wires that
I'ine t'ity is to be made the base of
TlIK IIKATII LIST.
later I(pitrta of t utilities ICarllrr Kstl
inult'a Were Inadequate.
Vine Jimtion, Minn., Sept. 5.
Lvory hour that crawls by adds to
tho list of horrors in l'ino and Kana
bec counties. The cyclone of llames
that swept these two counties is dying
out, and as relief and exploring- parties
begin to go over the gound it scourged
tho first estimates of tho destruc
tion it did seem more and more inad
equate. Tuesday night the relief
committee, which has headquarters at
I'ine t'ity, announced that at least 4.'0
persons have died hideous deaths; 1.C00
more are left absolutely destitute, hun
gry, shelterless and half clothed. This
is the death list as given out by tiie
committee Tuesday evening:
At Hitu-Uey ?tS
Hetueeu Skunli L.aUo uuj Sauilstouo
Suiulxtoiie Junction jj
Of these figures those given from
Hinckley are an absolute record of
bodies recovered. How many more lie
hidden in the blackened waste, in the
lakes, morasses and streams nobody
knows. The figures in the following
table are careful estimates. Besides
these there are otiier deaths probably
still to be enumerated.
In saw mill pond at Hinckley 50
1-yinrf at Mora, ref-jees from PokPframa 10
Settlers alone south oram-u Sandstone river
still missing 75
Buried in cellars in Hinckley Sa
Dyiut; in hospital ut Minneapolis 5
Woret Will Never He Known.
More than 000 square miles of pine
land have been burned over, a dozen
towns have been absolutely swept
off the earth, and railways and
telegraph lines crippled and half de
f.troyec". No man will ever know exact
ly the number of poor wretches who
have perished ur.der this visitation, no
oue will ever be able to guess within
millions what has been the property
loss. NOT YKT SATED.
Flames Renew Their Attack Upon Wis
Ashi.and, Wis.. Sept. 0. Pprt Wing,
a small town at the mouth of Flag
river, 40 miles east across the bay
from Duluth, according to reports re
ceived, was totally wiped out by the
fires Tuesday afternoon. It is a town
of about 200 population, and is the
headquarters of the Cranberry Lumber
ires in All Directions.
Fires are burning on all sides of Ash
land. The same is true of Washburn,
and, if reports brought in by trainmen
are true, Ironwood. llurlej-, Odanah,
Haj-field, Sanborn, Marengo, lienoit.
Iron Iiiver and a dozen other impoi-
tant centers of life and commerce are
in a situation equally dangerous. A
blanket of smoke envelops this entire
region, and it is as dense as the pro
verbial London fog.
Incendiaries nt Work.
To increase the terror caused by the
forest fires the officials of many places
have to contend with incendiaries.
These fiends on several occasions, it is
said, have tried to destroy Washburn
and Ashland, and it is said they have
started fires in other tewns. The po
lice at Washburn arrested three sus
pects Tuesday. Sunday they arrested
three. None of them is known in this
region, and it is said by some of the
I , , . ,
ff0 . "arch.sts from
th coal fields of Illinois and Pennsyl-
vania. An insurance adjuster said he
had learned from an official source
f of iCoP11 ZM
and Injections. IfTuU III
la Of hours the S I
by the Dr,
SRi SSSSsSl selllt iiVl, 6 bottles f or , or
, Allies Medical o.
that the suspected incendiaries were j
almost without exception Italians or
Poles. Seven men are locked up Ui
Ashland on suspicion, but the police,
like those of Washburn, are reticent
about saying anything as to the char
acter of the men they have arrested
Another Town Wiped Out.
CiiirrEWA Falls, Wis.. Sept. 6. A
late report from Bruce says the little
village was completely enveloped by
the forest fire that has been surround- I
ing the place lor several uays. The peo- ;
pie escaped by running to the creek, '
covering themselves with wet blankets
and allowing the flames to sweep over
Town Nearly Destroyed.
CAiu.iN-vir.i.E, 111., Sept. 0. The little
village of Sliipinan, a few miles south
of this city, was almost totally de
stroyed by lire at 3 o'elock Tuesday
morning. The store buildings and
stock were but partially insured. The
loss will aggregate SoO.OOO.
Kaln Abates tho Hre's Fury.
Isiiri'.MiNo, Mich., Sept. 5. Fear of
further da nage from fire in this vicin
ity has vanished, rain having fallen.
Tlier is no fire within many miles of
here. The damage to crops, timber
and other property in Marquette coun
ty is small compared with the loss in
lkiraga, Iron and Dickinson counties.
The total loss in counties west of hero
will aggregate an3'where from 30,
000,000 to 540,000.000.
Relief for Survivors.
IHi.ith, Minn., Sept. 7. There are
over 1,000 destitute retugees from the
Hinckley and Sandstone fires now in
Duluth, and it is expected that
there will be but a few more to come.
Over 53,000 has been raised for their
relief, and food, clothing and lum
ber are being donated liberally.
Cloquet, Two Harbors and other sur
rounding towns are sending supplies.
Some are returning to their burned
homes, leaving wives and families in
charge of the relief society or sending
them to friends and rolatives.
One of the sad features in the suffer
ing on the scene of the catastrophe is
the large numbers of cows, horses,
sheep and hogs as well as fowls that
miraculously escaped the fires and are
now suffering and slowly dying from
hunger. The humane societies at
Duluth will at once take this part of
relief work in charge.
The Total Loes I'normous.
Dci.l'TH, Minn., Sept. 7. The total
loss caused to date by the forest fires
in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota
cannot yet be estimated with much ac
curacy, but it is know that comput
able losses almost tax credulity. In
four counties in Michigan the loss
on standing pine is known to be
at least si0,000,000, and in northern
Wisconsin and Minnesota the loss is
even greater. Logs ready for the mill
have been burned in so many places
that they can not be estimated.
Millions represent the losses on saw
mill plants, and other' millions the
sawed lumber awaiting shipment.
Still other millions were lost in
the houses and personal effects of
the victims. The railroads have suf
fered in the burning of bridges and
damage to tracks, but their chief de
privation is of the future. Vast
stretches of country, denuded of their
forests, will have nothing to ship and
no inhabitants to pay freight and pas
senger tariffs. Men driven out by fire
will not return even if there was busi
ness to entice them. In the end the
railroads will be the chief sufferers.
Fires rtreak Out Again.
Xloauxee, Mich., Sept. 8. Forest
fires have started on the north and
east side of this city. The damage is
confined to standing timber and farm
crops. A strong breeze is blowing and
the lire is sr reading rapidly..
Caring for the Refugees.
Duluth, Minn., Sept. 8. Since the
arrival of the first party of refugees
from the awful Hinckley fire last Sat
urday Duluth has cared for 1.S00 per
sons. Hospitals have been established
all over the city and every public build
ing and hundreds of private residences
are sheltering refugees. Nearly S15,
000 in actual cash has been paid into
the relief fund here, and the subscrip
tions, including lumber and all sup
plies, will aggregate S'0,000.
Many of the refugees are leaving the
city, returning to their homes to begin
the work of reconstruction. For a
time they were dazed and prostrated,
but are now recovering and wish to
get to work for themselves and relieve
the committee from the burden of tak
ing care of them.
TURF RECORD OUTDONE.
Robert L Wins New Laurel
Indianapolis. Ind., Sept. 8. In the
presence of 8.000 people at the Driving
club race meeting Thursday Joe Patch
en. the black son of Patchen Wilkes.and
Kobert J., the fastest harness horses
in the world, fought a desperate battle
for a purse of S5,000. Joe Patchen
proved himself the greatest of all pac
ing stallions and forced the champion
togo three miles in 'J:03?', 2:02 U 2:04?,
making an average of 2:03, while the
time of the black stallion was 2:04,
2:03"' and 2:05.
Alix, the racing queen of trotters,
trotted a mile to dethrone Nancy
Hanks as queen of trotters. She failed
to disturb her record, but trotted the
best mile of her life by going the dis
tance in 2:04?i.
The other three races that were con
cluded during the afternoon paled into
insignificance in comparison with the
star performance of harness racing
history, which only is a more convinc
ing proof of what a wonder Kobert
Canadian Woods on Fire.
Winnipko, Man., Sept. 7. Minnesota
forest fires have spread to the Can
adian side and are burning the entire
cojntry along Kain river. Mrs.
Gamalay and four children are report
ed burned to death.
Bad Failure ta Buffalo.
Buffalo, N. Y., Sept. 7. The Stark
Tool and Machine company has gone
into the hands of a receiver. Its assets
are reported to be 8105,000, acu liabih- j
rnrfl for C Mij;nff,
enre lor .
FEED WHEAT TO STOCK.
Reports from 3,057 Dealers and Millers
in Wheat Districts.
Toledo, O., Sept. 8. During the
last four days C. A. King & Co. have
received replies from 8,037 reliable
dealers and millers. They cover al
most every important wheat coun
ty in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana,
Kentucky, Illinois, Kansas and
Missouri. These states raise two-
t li inlsi of
the winter wheat crop, or
nearly one-half of the entire wheat
crop of the United States. They show
it is mostly a guess to say now what
amount of wheat will be fed animals
this year. In sections where there
is a fair corn crop very little will
be fed. Verj much depends upon
j whether the present conditions of low-
priced wheat aud higher-priced corn
continue. About 15 per cent, of the
wheat crop may be fed in tho seven
States named. Kansas will fet-d tiie
largest percentage, Michigan nearly as
much. Missouri next, thea Oh o and
Kentucky, while Indiana and Illinois
have a smaller percentage.
Three Men Poisoned and
the I'oiiioner Ia
Maonoi.ia, Ark., Sept. S. Near
Dykesville, La., just across the Arkan
sas state line, Clinton Thompson, u
farmer, has a fine melon crop. Kaids
by boys became so frequent tiie
old man put poison in some of
the finest melons aud awaited the
results. Thursday morning his son
Felix, tleorge Uridges, a neighbor's
son, and a man named Jooob Muir
were found dead in the patch. Tlio
neighbor whoso son was among tho
victims was tiie lirst to discover the
de id bodies and called Thompson out
to show him the corpses. When
llridges learned that Thompson had
oisoiied the melons ami caused the
death of his son he drew his revolver
and shot him dead.
UNKNOWN FAMILY KILLED.
Man, Wife and Child Meet with an Accl
Uent in North Carolina Mountains.
MfKi'iiv, N. C, Sept. 8. On Monday
last there arrived here a man,
wife and child. The man, who
was evidently a business man about
40 years of age, spoke of himself
as being from Philadelphia. Wednes
day the party secured a conveyance and
started for the interior. On turning
one of the sharp mountain declivities
the horses became frightened and
ran away. The lady aud child were
thrown out and dashed against a tree,
which kept their bodies from rolling
down an abyss of -00 feet, but they
were instantly killed. The man held
to the lines, but was so bruised that he
died shortly after. It is believed the
man was interested in mica mining.
Henry Watxou Fatally Wounds
Hi Wife's Itruther.
Nacoaiochks. Tex.. Sept. 8. Henry
Watson recently married a Miss Sum
mers, but his treatment of his
wife was so brutal that her fam
ily remonstrated. He sent word to
his father-in-law that he was going
to kill him. Two sons remained at
the house to protect the old gentle
man, while Jesso and Joe Summers
went to Watson's and began reasoning
with him. but he drew his knife, dis
emboweled .Jesse and began hacking
him to pieces. Joe Summers put six
bullets in Watson but not before he
had been fatally stabbed in the region
of the heart. Watson is dead aud
there is no hope for the Summers
A MURDERESS JAILED.
Neighbor to the Door and Shot
Him at Close Range.
Jackson, Mo., Sept. 8. Mrs.
Ellsworth, 50 years old, has
lotiged in jail here for the mur
der of Henry Sti:f, a blacksmith
at Oriole, and a neighbor of Mrs.
Kllsworth. Had feeliug existed n
account of certain charges against
Stiif and counter-charges against a
grown daughter of Mrs. Fllswortli.
Mrs. Ellsworth, her son Pressley and
the daughter drove to the home of
Stiff. Stiff was called out, and. with
out a word, Mrs. Ellsworth began iir
I ing on him at close range. Stttf ran,
j pursued by the woman, who emptied
her revolver into the helpless man.
'1 he son also discharged the contents
of his musket into Stiff's back. Press
ley Ellsworth has not been caught.
A M E R I C AN F rTTi "T IN LONDON.
Third ConxiKiiiiiciit of California Products
Arriic in liood Condition.
London, Sept. 8. The consignment
of California fruit whi'.-li arrived liL-re
from Southampton :i Wednesday. vi:t
the American l;:.e steamship New
York, reae'i'-'I t ovent tiarden market
in a far bee. or condition than the lirst
or second shipment. The fruit was
sold Friday at. auction.
The peaches did poorly and the
plums went fairly well, although the
market was glutted. Any quantity of
California Iiartletts will sell well, as
the French Iiartletts are exhausted
and the English are wormy. The total
amount realized by the sale of Califor
nia fruit was over 810,000.
One Killed, Klffht Injured.
Thuf.k IliVKits. Qjc., Sept. 8. (lag
non's sawmill, on the St. Maurice
river, was blown to pieces by the ex
plosion of the boiler. Samuel Heauger.
the fireman, was hurled 100 feet and
killed. Eight persons were badly
scalded and otherwise injured.
THE LABOR WORLD.
New Zealand has few tramps.
Chicago has many barbers.
There is a wild animal trust.
Iowa runs a free labor bureau.
Detroit has sixty union teamsters.
Detroit is to have a daily labor
London printing- trades will amalga
mate. Detboit painters talk of organizing
a state union.
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Attorney at Law
nr ttioUTI1. ,J
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iJJ ThroV.t. Fe-wDt take
iBAKXEia i-ued onlj by
Jtr Ta rlrnrfflsts.
. .nGi Second
Railway Employes Give Evidence Which
Helps the Prosecution.
CniCAGO, Sept. 8. At the opening of
the Debs trial Judge Woods announced
that at the close of the afternoon ses
sion he would adjourn court until
Tuesday next. L. F. Keiger, of Mil
waukee, was then sworn. Ho told
the court that he was not a
member of the American Railway
union. He was a member of tho
Switch-tenders' union. On July 4
an American Railway union man ia
Milwaukee showed the witness a tele
gram received from Debs which said
that the American Railway union was
winning and sure of victory, and
counseled firmness. The man with
the telegram wanted witness to join
the American Railway union and the
strike. Witness did not do either
Only twelve members of the local
Switch-tenders' union went on stride.
They were members of the Ameri
can Railway union, and they went back
to work two days after they went oa.
Fireman Charles E. Mills was then
called. lie said that he left his engine
lx-cause he was intimidated. The
judge ordered this ruled out and told
the witness to repeat the conversa
tion held with the men who in
duced him to leave the engine. He
said that the men who approached him
were switchmen. They told him that
they had all left that nd
they wanted him to leave. One
said: "Take your clothes and
come with us, Charley, or you're
no friend of mine." Another
said: "If you go you'll never get
back out of Chicago alive," and
another: "You won't get beyond the
second street crossing here in Milwau
kee before you'll bo sorry for going."
He went with these men and joined
tho American Railway union at once.
A rigid cross-examination by Mr. Er-
I win failed to shake Mills testimony.
! Richard Fitzgerald, superinter.'ient
of the transit department of the Union
' Stock Yards and Transit company, was
the next witness. Mr. Gregory ob
jected on the ground that the business
of the Union Stock Yards was neither
the handling of the United States
mails nor interstate commerce.
"I think interstate commerce is
handled there," said the court. "I
think the street cars are engaged in
interstate commerce. I have no doubt
that hundreds of people board the
street cars every day on their way to
points in other states. In the stock
yards cattle are received and shipped
from and to points in different s):ttes,
and this becomes interstate commerce."
The witness went on to tell how the
business of his company was interfered
with by the strike. The regular meu
i were on strike and new men could not
; be induced to work for fear of rnob
; violence. Regarding the carloads of
, dead animals, testified about by Con
! tractor Hrennook, Mr. Fitzgerald said
: it was not the duty of his company to
! haul them. So far as he recollected
; the tracks were clear when Rrennock
I requested him to move the cars.
; Mr. Trimmer told of the tie-up of the
I Panhandle road and the paralysis of
J business, and ttien the cars of dead
j animals came up again. Mr. Erwin
ohiecteu with resounding emphasis
j against dragging those dead animals
j On the cross-examination Mr. Trim-
mer said that when Mr. Hrennock '
i brought to him Debs' order to the j
i yardmen he told him that "Debs ;
is not running the Pauhandle :
j road." Witness did not present j
j Deb' request to any of the j
j strikers. The cars were not hauled ;
because the company could not get ;
I men, Mr. Trimmer said, but Mr. j
i Erwin asked the witness the
! names of
the railway oiiicials present
i when Drennock presented Debs' not
l and among them were two practical
; engineers. To a Mr. Truman, foreman
! of engines, Mr. Trimmer said that Mr.
j Brennock would give S100 to any en;'i
; neer who would take out the dend-ani-!
mal ears aud Mr. Truman replied that
ho wouldn't do it for Slot'.
' William I. Henry, of Kankakee, a
switchman in the employ of the Iili
' iiois, Indiana it Iowa railroad, was tilt
i next witness, and one of the most im-
portant olfered by the government.
! because he had personally received a
I telegram ordering him to call out the
: men. Replying to Mr. Walker, the wit
! ii ess produced several telegrams he
I received at Kankakee signed E.
j V. Debs. At that time witness was
i a member of the American Railway
j tin ion.
I James F. Murphy, the engineer ou
I the Michigan Central train which w:s
! wrecked at Kensington on July . told
i his story. After he had been driven
from his cab he said he was escorted to
a house in Pullman by six men, tiie lead
er of whom was armed with a revolver.
Hero he was confined for some tim
behind locked doors. At last he per
suaded the leader to let him go. and
while the mob was engaged el-ewhvre
he succeeded in getting his tr:iin out
of Kensington. Amid a fushhide ut
objections from Mr. Erwin Mr. Walker
brought by questions tiie information
which the witness had subsequently ob
tained with regard to his captors. He
said the leaderof the six men was named
Kennedy and the house to which he
had been taken was 142 Fulton street,
Pullman, second flat. He hail gone in
company with some officers of the road
and identified the premises. Witness
said he was notified to testify at the
trial by the master mechanic of the
Peoiua, 111., Kept. 8. Henry 1.
Ayres, treasurer of the dime savings
bank. -aud who has been associated
with the banking business in this city
for nearly twenty years, an Thursday
dropped deael at White Hear lake,
while returning from a three weeks
business trip to Dakota and the north
west. Two Men KiliJ."J.
Staunton, 111.. Sept. 8. Train No.
42, he Toledo fast mail on the Wabash
roatl, was wrecked near the cit3' limits
at 8:20 Friday evening and tv: men
floarof CeTodl Meckel'
Bradstreet's Reports Activity In the Com
New Y'or.ir, Sept. 8. ISradstreets
Bays of the commercial situation:
"Special telegrams from more important dis
tributing points make it plain thjt in mercan
tile lines trade is fairly active, fully meeting
earlier and more favorable anticipations in a
majority of Instances and exceeding them ia
come. An increased number of interior buy
ers at larger cities within the week has served
to stimulate the feeling of hopefulness and.
aside from the cotton mill titriUo in New Eng
land and distress in tho northwest, due to
forest tires, the week h;is cot brouni.t unfavor
"A striking feature at tho west comes from
Chicago, where the volume of business in
oil mercua'.ilo lines has increased, especially
In dry poods, the total for the w: t l: be:n
the heaviest for the season, notwithstand
ing conservative p-irchasing in that li:u
by northwestern merchants. Tiiis is dupli
cated lit St. Louis, where there has also
been a larger volume of sales. 1 oth by iu
bcrsaad manufacturers, tlw tol d for Av.(.ust
beii:' e-iual to jhat in Omuh'i ri-ports
that Nebraska siill ne.Is a good deal of ruin
iiuil that truCe it'a jobbers is f.iir o::ly. Mil
waukee has experienced a decided improve
ment in demand for j;ooas and money , while ir-t-l'aul
reports t::at loss of life uu Idestruetiwn of
villages and property by the t-re have checked
purchases in that mar'.ies. Minneapolis
uuuounccs that the recent j.-oel v.ih.u.e ef busi
ness there is hcldinK its own. There is a reason
able trade at L"uisTiiie and t'iucinnati. the
former reporting many vl.-ltlt.g buyers, in
creased sales. and manufacturers of
woolens anticipating deliveries, while the
latter reports that tho distribution of
dry floods alone shor,-s a f:.in this
week. Improvement in some lines a:;d a mod
erate volume of business in others are char
acteristic at Kansas ( Uy, but at ( ieve'. in.l
there is a better demand for poods in almost ail
lines. San I ra.-.cisvo r;-rts activity ia all
lines of buslues. with satp-owuera in control
of the ocean freight market und wheat run up
two shilling lor orders to Cork.
tJ-All southern cities rtpurt f ivoiubie fea
tures, Biiminjhaui. Al., with increased sales
and unimproved collections, the fewest. Gal
veston announces the tct week s sales of
tho year, nud August. that heavy cot
ton receipts have stimul&U-d tr."'e i:
(rencral business. Sales of hardware &l
hatlancoa in July and August ajfre
putcd more than in the preceding two months
or the like two months last year. In :Le rtirion
tributary to Nashville it is pointe.l out that
th'j tendency of prices generally is upward, but
that northern dealers prevent advisee, by of
feriuif trooJj at wh it are callei -panic prices."
linn's weekly review of trtid
I '-The bu'.ine ' vtlook is much !i e an April
, day. v.lth .lcr.:-tc clouds and su.ishi.ie.
Iu some branches strong improvement still
! continues, while in others trade is cimijish
i in. Strides les-ea for the tin e the working
force perhaps as much as it Is otherwise la
cre se l, but the strike of gar-rtntniakt rs
fcpread so rupidly that an early en 1 is consid
ereJ certain. wL.le the strikes in cotton mills
have advanced prices y.o much th; t a settle
ment is thought ! t ilistan1. Tiie cocrnment
crop report is thotK'-t to foreshadow a t-'reat
loss in corn, while other observers believe re
ports r.utei iaily elairiferuled and cst.intes of
theield ranire nil the way from I Zkx J d.O
to 1 "Jiv.O '.0 0. This uncertainty affects
biisiiicss pri.stcct., to some extent and i:n aU
i vauce ef one-aalf a cent the lust week has fol
lowed receipts not hif those of the same
week last vtar. Wheat receipts have been
: 6 "7.1.-7 tusfcols. : rain -t 4 rj0.33; last year, aud
jet the pr.ee iJviitiCiJ one-half a cent, al
though Atlantic exp rti were only 1 l.V!.i?4
bushels, nirainst -J.lll.t'H last yerr. Pork aJ-
Vdiicoil -3 cents per barrel und lard cents
per l"i pounds, as smaller c-.timates of the
i corn supply' were oiterlaincd.
; -taiiiirt-s in August as-'uretrated linbi'ities of
fclO.lS.Mi". of which 3.1'.'.XJ were on manu
fucttttimr and jj.l-Ts.KS in trading concerns.
! L-uri:: the week the failures were -15 in the
i Unite d States, against K-.'l last year, and 47 ia
j (Janaua, tgui.'ist :j last jear."
IliKliL I!o3t Wrecked 0:1 H19 Xorrpci
IsLim! and Seventeen Deaths.
London'. Sent. 7. A dispatch from
Helsingfor, capital of Finland, tells the
story of etrcaelful sufferings experi-
a few el ays ago by mn em
ployed in tiie Jlaltic lislieries.
The lishing- lLet was all at sea
when a terrific gale arose, forcing the
beats to run for shelter. Some of
them reached harbors of refuge and
there rode out the storm. Light of
them, however, lost their bearings and
ran on the Noerpes islands, where the
tremendous seas soon pounded them
to pieces. The islands are' principally
desolate rocks. As the seas swept
over the wrecked i.fiiiKg boats
be tore the latter broke up they
carried away fifteen fishermen,
whose bodies were never afterward
seen. Those left on the boats knew
their vessels were doomed a:id made
what few preparations were possible
to get ashore. There seemed to be
only ejr.e chance in a hundred of their
reaching a place of saTety, b-.it this
chance they teok and landed on one
of the islands, almost completely ex
hausted, l-'or three days the storm
ragvd with unabated fury. and
the men, who were v. il!io:it food, were
exposed to its fnil feroo. At the
end of throe days a passing vessel was
sighted and in response to the fisher
men's signals ran in u:ider the lee of
the island and sent bouts to take rtr
the shipwrecked men. In the mean
time two of the lishermon had suc
cumbed, and their beiies wore left on
the island. The rescued were in a pitiable-
condition. Several of them were?
unconscious when found, and it is
feared some of them wil die.
Ui-lectives Capture "1 wo Men
I'oun-.lK of the Vrus
Sr. Ci.--.ir. Mich., Sept.
Jacobs and John (Ireen
be members of
gang of smug-
lers with headquarters at Windsor,
were arrested at, 2:ol) a. m. The
prisoners e-ri;sseel the river in a row
boat with two trunks and abeut
OiK) pounds of opium atid were; arrested
by detectives who had been laying in
wait for them. Tiie opium was ob
tained in Toronto. The capture is be
lieved ti be an important one, as the
prisoners are thought to be experi
enced hands in the importing business
with many big consignments of poppy
iuice to their credit in the past.
Illit Attendance lit Stanford
STASlowd'.MVUMTV, t ab. Sept. 8.
The fourth year of the Leland Stan
ford. Jr. university opened Friday.
Light hundred and twenty-five stu
dents have already registered, exclu
sive of about lit) post graduates, an
increase of K0 over tho number of stu
dents last year. The total registration
for this year will exceed 1.200.
lt:il- iot the Cuu.
Pjui.apki.I'iha, Sept. 8. Loroy
Smith, the 14-months-old son of Dank
er Win'.ield Scott Smith, found a re
yolver and while playing with it shot
himsel I dead.
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