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ateiflasareerer Lisa .
A counterpart of tbe late H. H.
Holmes, tbe niultlmurderer of Chicago
and ' otbr ritlea, baa ben found la
Prank Butler, with various alia. il
la an Australian criminal of tbe same
extreme class aa that to which Holmes
belonged. ' In aotue reie-t bis feat!
In crime equal or surpass those ol
Tbe criminal career of Butler Id Aua
tralla displays consummate dt-jirarltj
and running. Ilia method were l!k
tboae of Holme In KMiie respects, lit
advertised for assistants In lilt busl
neat undertakings, generally in pros
pecting for minerals. But only men
were bia victims. Holmes advertised
for female assistant, wbo became vie
tima Brat of bia lust and then of bli
murderous propensities. Holmes was
tbe greater criminal.
Tbe various aliases of Butler, ao-csil--d,
Included the Dames of Ashe, Har
wood slid I-ee Weller. It ia conjecture!
tbat Ashe Is !i!s renl name and tbat
Butler Is one of b! numerous aliases.
But his origin Is obscure, except tbat b
was known In some of tbe Kngllsb sea
ports before he drifted to Australia.
Tbe facts appear to be that a number
of mysterious disappearances were re
ported to the police at Sydney. In some
of tbe cases the nilsslug persons were
men without relatives In Sydney, but
they had become acquainted with peo
ple residing tbere. In other cases men
more or less known In business had
bfu miaed. In still other cases new
comers supposed to bave money for In
vestment were lost to view.
Tbe eutlre number of mysterious dls-nppr-araiwe
amounted to ten or twelve
within a short time. It was then no
ticed tbat for about the same period of
time occasional advertisement bad
been printed lu the Sydney papers ask
ing for partners, generally to engage Id
prospecting for gold In the mining re
gions. It liecnme known that person
answeriug those advertisement lind
bought camp outfits and prospectors'
tools and bad left Sydney with a per
son giving the various names by which
Butler or Ashe was known. But It was
always found that a mun giving the
name of the person who luid dlsappesr
il was afterward seen about Sydney,
though not recognized as the missing
At length a well-known sailor of Syd
ney named av Weller and carrying
the title of "captain" from once having
commanded a vessel, announced to his
friends that be had answered an adver
tisement lu which a companion was
wanted for prospecting In the moun
tains. He was not seen again, but an
other nmu calling himself Captain I.ee
Weller apMand at Sydney, remained
tbere some time and then shipped under
that name us a sailor on a vessel bourn!
to San Francisco.
After this shipment the facts as to the
many disappearances -were collected.
The police arrived at the conclusion thai
the person advertising for partners In
various elltf,r"e,. Including that of
prosiKH'tlug in the mineral regions, had
taken his companion to remote moun
tain neighborhood and there murdered
them for the puno- of getting their
money and property. The case of Cap
tain Ix-e Weller attracted particular
attention. A grave In the mountains
was found, from which the body was
exhumed, the clothing on the remain
proving the Identification.
Tbe police authorities cabled to San
Franciiv, asking the arrest of the sail
or who had shipped under the name of
Weller when the vessel should arrive
at that port. Outside the harbor of Sail
Francisco a police tug met the vessel
and detet!ve swarmed over Its deck.
The sailors were stationed In line and
a detective pointed out the man under
the name of Weller as the fugitive from
justice whose arrest be was authorized
to make. "That Is the est sailor
among my crew," said the captain of
the vessel. The prisoner was taken
ashore and Is awaiting the result of
extradltlou proceedings, , 1 -
The most Interesting part of this
criminal history U the episode relating
,lo tbe d -vice which tho inultluuirdcrer
adopted to divert pursuit from his crlm
iual tracks. He would carry a man
away Into the mountains, murder him,
seize his jjroperty and return to Syd
ney, registering at hotels and .appear
ing at rnislnesH resorts In the name of
the nmu whose death he bad caused. It
was by this device that he assumed the
name of Captain Iee Weller, his last
victim, under which he shipped for San
Francisco, where he was arrested.
It la extn;inpy Improbable thai
Holmes and Butler, alias An lie, ever had
criminal correstondence. But the fact
that their method were similar lu
many reiect render The case of In
terest to those who bave studied the
criminal history of Chicago. Chicago
Different firartra of Gold.
Twenty-four carat gold Is all gold;
22 carat gold has 22 part of gold, 1 M
allverand 1 of enpcr; 18 carat gold has
18 parte of gold and 3 each of silver
and copper; 12 carat gold Is half gold
and baa 3 parts of silver and of
copper. It specific gravity I about
IS; pure gold Is 10.
Millions of Minor Coins.
A few yean ago 4,BO0,00O bronze
2-cent pieces were set afloat. Three
million of these are still outstanding.
Three million 3-cent nickel pieces are
scattered over the United States, but It
If very rarely that one U seen.
Tbe poorest woman extend Inrlta-j
ties to Tlalt bar aa lavishly aa If ha
otne war a cnefte and her hnaband
Do! IflMftM that wall to warn it a
CJonUr m aautwajMUtbtj' Bak
At Superior white, corn brings 14
cents a bushel.
Cedar county has a medical society.
It meets every month.
A Brewaterman thinks of starting a
newspaper at West L'ni u.
Winter wheat in southern Clay coun
ty ia in excellent condition.
Pone ia trying to eii-t without a
laundry, but find it adirty job.
Rev. I r. Groh of Omaha has closed a
successful revival at Grand Island.
The villaga ot Cozid is entirely out of
debt, and bu $13J in the trea.ury.
It ia reported that Cedar' county it
thort twenty tix br.dges since the flood.
A man at South Omaha was sentenced
to serve eight days in ja.l for stealing
Seven rol ut head f catt'.ewere stolen
from the pslureo( F. H. PUnk neif
The demand of the hour, giyt the
Norfolk Ness, is fewer typewriters and
more cooks. Amen.
tlvira i.'o'Msrtsof Nebraska City wants
a divorce from her buiiband, John Bert,
lie isn't good to her.
Valentine has adopted a curfew ordi
nance and the kids scamper home when
the gong eounds at 8 p. m.
The death of her husband has so pros
trated Mrs. F. Behring of Humphrey
that her iiie has despaired of.
Mrs William Patridge of Grand
nJ fell to the bottom of tne cellar and
has been sick in be..1 ever since.
The weet N'eiira-k t e !u ational asso
ciation will iiolil a two days' 'jession in
North I'Utie, convening April 30.
A year old ilii.d at Stanton fell from a
chamber window to tl.e tidewslk, twelve
leet below, without sirioug injury.
P. W. Wirt, for many yearn a grain
dealer at Liuhtield, diei recently at
Ueepwater, Tex., aed sixty-three.
Edgar and Fairtield l ave already start
ed in on bttcebali. Kdgar wad neiested
ft week ago wub a score o. 12 to 11.
The far western counties, usually dry
st tiiis time of the year, are reported in
excellent condition for successful farm
ing. A sttck asfocia'.ion has been organ
ixed in Banner c unty whib haa f ir one
bje-t mutual protection againut cattle
' Dawes county has more moisture than
,t knows what to do with It rained
teadily thirty-six hours and wound
ap with a heavy full of snow.
James N. Aiiae, who was supposed
to have committed suicide at Peru by
irownii'g, has shown up at Crib Or
Shard alive and in good health.
Elder Kapp of Broken Ho rejoices
.hat h s winter's work has not been in
rain. Sixty names have been odded to
.he roll of tbe Christian church.
Jimcs Clube, a weh-to-do firmer near
tVeening Water, became defponilcnt on
j iccount of ill health and ended his life
I iy cutting his throat wilh a razor.
The proprietors of the new creamery
. it (Seward have found it necessary to iu
I ;reee the capacity for making butter
y a ding another separator and new
William Giese,' aged seventeen, of
Vlerrick c-)Unty, has been aljudged (n-
lane, and is in j iil for safe keeping un
1 ,il room can be secured for him at the
Speculation on the board of trade ia
' what caused the downfall of Po-tinacter
' Dhristie of Scotia. Ho hit the wrong
tide of the market with u.oney ;Lal be
longed to Uncle Sam.
j The edit or of the Coleridge Blade be
lieves in theofophy, and his mind is eo
' carried away with the glories of rein
samation that bis crazy notions take
precedence over news.
I The North Platte man built a buggy
' hed and found after completion it whs
two sizes smaller than the vehicle. He
had to tear it down and make a iiiw
ane. Tbe moral is obvious. ,
J. H. Rigs whoa withdrawn from the
management of the Dodge Criterion,
' which he undertook a few months ago.
He does not inform his readeis as to
what hi future course will be.
j Wild gi-eee flying over Superior the
- other night during a hail storm were
daxzled and bewildf red by the electric
lights, and diopi e I low enough to get
in range of several murderous sbotgunr.
Tba North Platte Land and Wot?r
company has ordertd the nececssry
materal for a telephone line to extend
from the bead of their canal to the
townol Hershey, a distance Of nine
Lightning struck the barn of L. G.
Hard at Harvard and those who saw it
aid it looked I ke ball of fire as big as
a barrel. The flra boy responded
promptly and saved the building from
It it reported that the F. A E. railroad
officials have invited several Boyd cono
ty men to go to Omaha to confer with
them relative to tbe amount of business
tbere ia in tbat county for railroad, in
eaae one was built.
Two car loads of Indians from tbe
Pine Ridge passed through Blair
Sunday afternoon en route (or Brook
lyn A. Y., to Join Buffalo Bill's show.
They were dressed in their finest end
togged in tbelr war paint.
Tbe residence ol Alfred Phillips, a
(rawer living In Baundere covnty About
eleven mil eovtheMt of Fremont, wm
earned to the ground last week. Mrs.
Phillip and tbe children were at neM
I tbe f ate. Kethlng etmM kw dM
Hf Om beildlnf and (rreryUlnf la ll
IN HIGH AVATEU
ricodi Contisae All Along tks Yittii
RAGING WATERS THREATEN PROPERTY
riat la thm Dafcula mad Klurnla I:
swl mm risi SUilruad Track
WHlMS Ost MoBwfal llu.
St Paul, Minn., April (1. The rivei
at this point if still rising slowly, piss
ing tbe eighteen-foot mark yesterday
afternoon. This is four feet above tbe
dnger line and the flat on tSu west
side are mostly submerged. The low is
chiefly to the poorer people, who are
being cared fir by tbe city. This after
noon the water swept awsy several ice
houses at South St. Paul, with several
thousand ton of ice.
The following specials to the Pioneer
Press give the situation at other points:
Yanxtos, 8. D. Conditio! s in the
Jim river valley are unchanged, the
river remaining stationary. The rail
road tracks continu) to wash badly, but
the bridges are still firm. Farmers in
the valley are now well out of danger.
Ht Ron, H. D. The floods over this
part of the state are subsiding and with
a week of pleasant weather farmers can
begin seeding on high ground.
Crooxstos, Minn. The Red Lake
river at this point has leen at a stand
still all day, and the proticts of frost
give hope that the flood is checked
for the present. Reports from Fisher
state that a high wind is driving the
water off tbe prairie and washing out
the tracks on both railroads.
Mooniikad, Minn. It is the general
belief that the river here has reached
its height, and the only danger now t
the ict, which is expected to come and
interle.'e with the bridges All commu
nication between thi city and Fargo ie
cut r ff.
Bismarck, X D. The ice in the Mis
souri yesterday 'leeame gorged below
l.e-e, and the water it now rising at the
rate of six feet per hour. A perfect tor
rent is rushing toward Mandan, and it
is probable that the lower part of that
town will bo inundated. The Northern
Pacific tracks between this city and
Mundan are under water.
Winona, Minn The Mir-g'aaippi river
at this point is liooming in a wav that
exceeds the recollections of even thtj
old-timrrr-. Advices are to tbe effect
that the ice in Lake Pepin is breaking
up and a flood of water is coming down
that will materially add to the staue of
water here. The water is coining up in
the lowlands and forcing the inhabit
ants out of their honie in these regi jns.
All the sawmills in the city, excepting
one, have been compelled to clone.
tiiilil 1 lrlleiont at Ynni.
Pomona, Cal., April 6. George r.
Payne, a well known gold miner of Cali
fornia for more than a quarter of a cen
ter -. , o has juHt arrived here from
At Ajna, bays that Yuiim has suddenly
become a most excited mining town.
Nothing quite like the present excite
ment over the suddenly found riche?
and prospects of lurther tinds has been
seer. -i:ic the a'my days of Virginia,
Nei .line ear.y 70u. Cripple Creek
and iuiwjsiuiie were - never in it
for unadulte ated excitement. The
town is wild with excitement because
of two tinds of marvelou-ly rich bodies
of gold ore. At Pichac.o miningdlstrict,
some twcniy-llve miles north of Yuma,
on the California side of the Colorado
liver, there arj the Golden Dream r.d
.Noonday mine?. For i.evi-ral weeks the
m n ai thofe mines bave been getting
into rich ore and the owner has been
uttered aB high xi $175,0OJ for his min -s.
On Thursday men in both mines at al
most tbe fame hour ran into ledges of
ore that yield over f(0 to the ton. Four
lei-imen from tl.ese ledgee were found
to run 2,750 per ton. Twelve carelessly
selected bitH of n ek auyed $3,120 lo
the ton, The ledges in the Pichico di
Irictareoll very lare. One ledgw of
low grade ore there is even sixty feet
wide. No one can tell yet what the di
rnensioiiH aie of the ledge in which th s
rich ore has been found, but It is cer
twinlv a big one. Besides there is con
stantly lomi.ig into Yuma every day
news of rich tinds in the Gleason dis
(r ct. That is twenty miles east of Yu
ma, Atiz,, near lacna station, and is
nurroundnd by a desert.
To Hueeor mi tTrrs
Washington, April 6. The situation
In the fi Hided Mississippi district Is be
ing earnestly inquired into by the presi
dent and the Arkansas '"congressional
delegation, headed by Senator Jones,
railed upon Mr. McRinley to urge upon
him the advicahility of sending a special
message to congress urging appropriate
legislation for the relief of the flood euf.
ferers. A delegation of citizen from
Memphis, headed by Representative
Carmack, also called ou the same mil
lion. Mr. MKinley has already tele
graphed the governors of the slates in
which the floods exist for information,
and be has practically decided to tend
a special message to congress tomorrow
on tbe subject with a recommdatlon
tbat such legislation for the relief of tbe
sufferers ss congress may deem fit be
enacted witbont delay.
CoaipUt4 Ike IWnlag Hoard.
Baltimore, April 6. Tbe racing board
of tbe L. A. W. has been completed by
tbe appointment of Henry 8. Diion of
Dixon, I1L, wbo will aoeume charge of
Fred Oerlacb'a old dketrlot, comprising
Illinois, Wleconain, Iowa, Minnesota,
DnkotM and Hebraaka. Chairman Motl
of the racing board eaye that eJI Idea of
tbe league' (ending men to represent
America at tb International ehaaiptoa
chip Meeting to Qloegow m H July, nae
look eon atmeuouwi.
Www Ta.k tipeci MUltca T wi
w iJaicall4a ml OiHl l SI BUSMaS.
Nxw Tons. Ap'il 7. Tbe police de
partment and hotel men estimate tbat
there will be one million visitor to
Mew York city on April 27, when Grant's
tomb is dedicstej. The entire national
giurd of Ne York, 13,000 men, will
take part in the parade, having a place
in toe line directly following the United
Ten vessels of Admiral Dunce's squad
ron will putiiipite in the naval parade,
fvevesses of the revenue fleet and
e even of tbe light house fleet. Italy,
Frsnuo and Spain will be represented
by one warship each, and England will
probably send two. President McKin
ley will review tbe naval parade after
the laal parade is over.
Tu5 Grant monument association have
received from the park commissioners
permission for the removal of the bo.ly
of G ner.il Grant I rum its temporary
resting p'ace in the new tomb. Its re
moval will be attended with grea'
sscrecy and will take place at night.
I'sptarrd an'l Brought Hark.
Ukhana, 0., April 7. Z. T. Lewis,
who became a fugitive from juHtice two
years ago, after committing a series of
the m tkt daring forgeries ever attempted
in tliU state, was biought back to Ur
bana last nitiL from Yyeilanti, Mich.,
where he was arrested. He is a physi
cal wreck. Lewis, who had leen
counted a shrewd financier, confined
his forgeries to county nd school dis
trict bonds.. The forgeries amounted to
aliout $300,000 and the securities he
forged wera represented to have been is
sued in five d iff -rent Ohio counties.
Four hundred indictments are now
pending in various court agnintit Lwie,
When arreste I at Yvsilanti he was liv
ing with his family under the name of
J mies leache. He consented to return
to Ohio without a requisition.
PiTTHBi hu, Pa , April 7. The strike
troubles at A. M. Flyers' mills, where
the pinldlers ar striking against a re
duction, are, from all indications at mid
nirfht, likely to culminate in a riot this
morning. Seventeen of the twenty
eight puddling furnace) of tbe plant
have been lighted, anil the managers
are determined to s'.art 'lie mill at 3 a.
in. with non-union men. The strikers
are equally determined to prevent it and
are in readiness to take decide I action
to carry their point. The puddlerswere
reinforced by the flnisheig, 200 in num
ber, who were ordered out by Vice Presi
dent Carney of the amalgamated associ
ation of iron and steel workers.
The amalgamated association is di
rectly interested in the fight because the
firm tigned its scale to pay $1.50 per ton
for puddling until July I
Ding-tinted and Kmlg-ni.
Havana, April 7. It is understood
Hint Senor Jofe Porrua, who in Febru
ary lant, succeeded Gen. Suraez Valdecas
civil governor of Havana and western
Cuba, haj tendered his resignation by
ciihle to Premier Canovas dtl CaBtillo,
forwarding by mail the reasons for tbe
act. Captain-General Weyler is said to
oppose the resignation, because he con
siders Senor Porrua'a presence in the
island expedient for the time., Senor
Porrua, however, ia evidently resolved
and it is not impossible that the affair
may bring about Weyler's own resigna
tion. StMior Porrua gives up his office
chee. fully, he says, because it will bring
an end of 'compromise and dif.gut."
The insurgents, ltd by Paul Chango
have dynamited and burned the works
and cane fields on the Cayajobo:o plan
tation, near Madenga, Matanzas, the
property of an American, Andrew Terry,
valued at $400,000, it is rumored here
thrtt Captain-General Weyier will short
ly return and declare the province of
Mai anzau, .Santa Clara, Pinar del Rio
Mowly M arvlug to Ileal h
Reddi.vo, Cal., April 7. The remnant
of Captnin Jack's trite of Modoc In
dians, living in Modoc county, in the
neighborhood of the scenes of Captain
Jack's treachery and General Canby'i
ilenth in 1872, are now in a pitiable con
dition verging on actual starvation. In
a'l there are about 200 families of the
tribe. The winter has been a severe
one, and the Indians have been unable
to ohteia the necessaiies of life.
It is reported that their number hai
been reduced one-half this winter by
death, due to starvation and exposure.
There is no reservation for them, and no
appeal to the Unit'd 8tates govern
ment. DlvttM. llfal-r Again.
Nw HaVkn, Cinn., April 7. Schra
der the "divine healer," made his sud
den appearance here yesterday, as he
claims, after a fast of forty days in the
mountains of New Mexico. During
that time he declares that he tasted no
food and that water was all that passed
his lips. Already several hundred men
and women an I children, most of them
Italians and people of the laboring class
have crowded his quarters on Meadow
street, and had him pass his hands over
them and give them a blessing.
01 eKInlay Takss Mo Aetlua.
Washinotow, April 7. The president
ha decided to take no action in tbe
matter ot revoking or modifying tbe or
der of Mr. Cleveland letting aside twenty-one
forest reserve in the west until
he aeeertaini whether oongrees will lag.
lslate on the subject or not.
A Jek fa BatsMweeiei
Tf AinnroTO, April 7. The senate to
fey confirmed tbe following nomination :
Beanmle Botterworth of Ohio to U
ooamlatiooer of wtoatfc
A RAGING FLOOD
Sue in ths the Rivers of the north
Greater Thai Ever Before
FLOOD IS THE GREATEST ON RECORD
Iakla and Mlaa aota Suffer Mcmaly
tiam .ha Devastations of Hlgk Water
Kallroada Har Heavy Uh.
Y ask ton, 8. D., April 8. Never be
fore in tbe history if this section of the
country has there occuired the flood
that is now raging in the valley of the
Jim river. The vast snow country,
reaching far into North Dakota, is now
pouring huge volumes of water down
here. Reports reach here day by day
of immense rises far up tbe river.
Railroads have now suffered great
loss bv tbe flood. Tbe Milwaukee,
Northwest and Great Northern roads
entering this city from the east, have
miles of their road beds demolished w ith
prospects of suff ring still greater loss.
No trains have entered here for nearly a
week, and it will probably be a month
beforn railroad traffic is restored to its
normal condition. Farmers are well
prepared for the worst of the flood.
Bicmahck, S. D., April 8. There is
practically no change in the flood situa
tion from yesterday. The water in the
Missouri fell a foot Tuesday night. Last
night the river was gradually falling.
All of the lowlands are covered with
water and there is no prospect of the
water receding much until the gjrge
Moorhkad, Minn., April 8. The
river began falling at 3 o'clock yester
day morning and at 6 o'clock in the
evening had fallen four inches. Then,
is an immenee quantity of ice yet about
five miles up theiiver. Mayor Lewis
issued a call for a relief meeting. There
will undoubtedly be a general response
to this invitation, as tbe flooded section
reveals a tad picture of desolation and
Faroo, N. D , April 8 One of the
saddest even's of the flood was tbe
drowning yesterdav morning of Clar
ence Lyon, son of Cashier S. S. Lvon of
the First National bank. With two
companions young Lyon rowed over the
rapids formed by the water from the
big Coulee over Eight street toward
Red river. The boat was upset and the
othrr t"0 boys reached shore, but Lyon
was drowned. The hotly was recovered.
Pikrre, S. D., April 8. William Be
noit came in yesterday morning from
the Moreau river country and estimates
the loss of cattle in ,bat section at be-
tween 40 and 50 per cent. The storm of
: last Saturday was very severe on stock
and added largely to the winter loss.
He reports the river clear of ice from
the mouth of the Moreau down.
St. Paul, Minn., April 8. The water
began lo recede at South St. Paul Tues
day night, and the fears of a break in
the levee are at an end. There is a
strong current flowing outwards towaids
the bottom lands at the south end,
which ari four to six feet lower than in
the yards. Attention is now being
turned to setting thingi right.
Couldn't K 11 illra on Tlma.
Cdi.UMiiis, 0., April 8. Although
Governor Bushnell yesterday afternoon
refused to commute the sentence of Wil
liam liars, the Cincinnati rapist and
murderer, the electrocution will not take
place Thursday mornin . At 3:30 yes
terday afternoon, while a final test of
theelectrical machinery at the peniten-
tiary was being made, the dynamo
j burned out. As no one was in the dy
I namo room at the time of the accident
J except the prisoners detailed to take
care of the machinery some of the olfi
I ciajS suspected the dynamo had leen
tampered witn, nut tne prisoners indig
nantly denied the imputation. Harry
Canfleld, the electrician, thought it pos
sible to repair the dvmuno so that tbe
I electrocution could take place, but the
probability of another accident induced
l the hoard of managers to hold a confer
ence with Governor Busiinelland it waB
decided to grant the condemned man a
respite until the dynamo could ba
repaiied and tested. Contrary to previ
ous custom the death warrant had been
read to Haas during thi afternoon. He
was found playing checkers with the
other annex inmates ard when the war
rant had been read resumed the game
as though there had bee"n only an or
Haai, who is only nineteen years old,
maintained his indifference during the
afternoon and evening and he whs
noiifie) of the respite tmtil late
linn Li moiit IIhh u Jub.
Nkw York, April 8. The Mail
Express yesterday evening cays:
Official confirmation was given yester
day to the report that Col. Daniel 8. La
mont, x -secretary of war under Presi
dent Cleveland, is to be placed at the
bead of (he Northern Pacific within
ixty days. The title of Colonel Ia
mont will be president, and it is
thought that his headquarters will be
in this city.
Want an lnvailatlon.
Austik, Tx., April 8. Yesterday al
ternoon the house of the Texas legisla
ture adopted a resolution instructing
the Texas members of congress to de
mand an investigation ol the case of
Max Stewart, a Texan and a confederate
veteran, who baa been sentenced un
justly to be hanged. The friends of
Stewart tome time ago petitioned Presi
dent Cleveland to intercede in bU b.
halt. Hewei emoted for hooUisi a
. atfcoKviu.Bt aVka axatArr i nan.
tVaart ml OU j ws la ak Uva
la Saw A
KnoxvnxB, Tenn., April .Knox'
ville wae visited Wednesday by tbe aeeO
detractive fire in ite history,
i Tbe very heart ol tbe city, inelndinf
, some of tbe largest wholesale and retail
, business boose in the south, were deV
I mtrr .Ful Tk. I.mrn iM .. . .1 .t . -.-J
from $1,000,000 to $l,X),0CO, with about
00 per cent of insurance.
- The loss of life is icry unortain, as
the hotel register in which fifty-sis peo
pls were sleeping was burned. Tbe pro
prietor of the hotel ray tbat he bad
five or six guest who had not put in an
appearance. A. E. H'eeks of Locke, N.
York., a drummer for a Rochester
stamping crmpany. is known to have
perished in tbe flames. R. W, Hopkins
a St. Louis drummer, was last seen in
the burning building in a suffocating
condition. W. H. Kepbart, ex-serre-tary
of the chamber of commerce, saved
the life of John Bogle, an old farmer, by
Dragging him to a window- and letting
him out on tbe roof of another building.
Kepbart jumped oue story and was in
jured. When the fi remen thought all tbe in
mates of tbe hotel had escaped, a wo
man, with an infant in her arms, rushed
to the rear window and scaeamed for
help. A net was quickly stretched and
the woman asked to drop the child, but
as the smoke almost chocked her, she
told them tbat if she had to die both
would die. The woman was finally res
cued by the firemen.
From the hotel building, which is five
stories, the fire spread east and west,
and a stiff wind made the flumes very
ugly and the fire department was inade
quate. In the wholesale hardware house
of W. W. Woodruff & Co., a large dyna
mite explosion occurred and scores of
people were hurt by flying brick and
glass. It became necessary at lat-t, to
have the walls of one building blown
down by cannon to stop the mai career
of the fire. A mountain howitzer of tbe
Knoxville legion wag called into play
and a load of canister did the work, at
the same time tearing up some resi
dences in a different part of the city.
OUTSIDE HELP SUMMONED.
The city authorities, realiz ngtbat ths
fire department was unable to conquer
the flames, telegraphed to Chattanooga
for assistance. An engine was placed
aboard a flat) ar and started, the run of
111 miles, wh en was made by Engineer
Robertson In 109 minutes, breaking the
record. When the engine arrived here
the fire was about under control, yet the
Chattanooga boys did some good work.
The liet of dead and injured so far re
ported is as follows : Dead :
A. E. W?eks, Locke, N. Y.
R. W. HopkinB. St. Louia, Mo.
Robinson, Pulaski, Term.
S. E. Williams, Springfield, Maes.
The injured :
J. C. M. Bogle, Tennessee, burned
and will die.
D. M. Dean, Indianapolis.
Tom 8, Peck, Morristown, Tenn,
Lieutenant Hood, Knoxville police.
Claude Harris, Knoxvilli.
Policeman Duncan, badly burned and
was carried home.
Fire Chief Mcintosh.
W. H. Kephart, Knoxville.
W. J. B. jan Injured.
St. Augustine, Fla., April 9. Hon.
W. J. Bryan was injured here Thursday
evening by the caving in of the piazza
from which he was speaking. Nearly
100 men and women were precipitated
about twenty feet to the ground and
many of them weie injured, but none
fatally. Mr. Bryan was picked up un
conscious and removed to a physician's
office, where an examination revealed
that he had received no injuries of a
serious character. It was deemed best,
however, ' to abandon the reception
which was to have been given him this
Mr. Bryan addressed fully 3,000 per
sons from the piazza of the San Marco
hotel. At the close of hisVeeoh hun
dreds of people flocked about him And
so great was the strain that oue section
! of the piazza, forty feet square, fell
Edtcn by Cannibal.
Victoria, B. 0 , April 9. Australian
advices state that Mr. Duncan, a white!
t'ader, wbo leached Sydney from. South,
Africa last year, met his death in a very
painful way while trading with natives
of New Hebrides, fie was tied up to a
tree for three days, being kept alive and
forcibly stuffed with food. He was then
cut down, killed and eaten, women even
joining joyfully in the cannibalistic
Duncan was a single man, - about '
thirty-three years of age.
From those who know the New He
bride, has been collected the informa
tion that the natives are very treacher
ous, they having on several occasions
dealt murderously with European ves
llarnats Makars Units
BurrALo, N. Y.. April 9. The consol-,
Idation of three of the largest manu'ao-'
toriea ot harness in the country, those
at Columbus, 0., Syracuse and Buffalo,
N. Y., has been effected by the organize
tien of the United Heme company. Tbe
officer and factories of tbe company
will be located here.
Unral Rivera Vrd.
Kby West, Fla., April . News was
received here at a late hoar Wednesday
night tbat the Cuban insurgents had
mad aa attack on the train upon wbiob
General Rivera was being taken frost
San Cristobal to Havana. Reports say
taat the Insurgent were inoceetfnl la
their stuck and that General Rifeva
Iwss freed. It is impossible at this hoar
jto get confirmation or denial of tba ra
Mr It to
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