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THE DEADLY HEAT.
HM Hoi" (lotting In IIH Dfnilly Work In
Mnnj Loralltloi-Intalltle III ChleHRO
nnd Dt.hrr CMm.
Chicago, July 37. Yesterday's record
of sunstrokes unil prostrations from
tieat exceeds that of nny day for mnny
ln&ra. tin to 10 o'clock Inst ovcnliiir
I novonty-uvo cases of sunstroke fourteen
Vf Ot which proved fatal, wcro reported to
4-K tlio police. At 10 o'clock the thcrmoin-
Mi eter registered 87 nml nt 3 cclock the
r mercury hnd climbed up to 1)4, where it
U 4 wcmalncd until after sundown. So , tin-
th$ moron wore the prostrations that it
cot was with great dlfilculty that tho 'suf-
Mi: fcrlng peoplo could lie taken td tho ho
I- pltal. At 4 o'clock in tlio afternoon
ilfty-six patients were nt tho county
Mi hospital suffering from sunstroke.
MM Tho list of dead included John Kcnhrf,
W Thomas Lamoti, James 1). Donovan,
Frank McGulrc, Mrs. Mary Hull)', Ida
M Mulro, Stella Kraus, Mrs. Mary Arm
M strong, August Tohul, William J. Allen,
! Herman Fritz, Henry Meyer, N. 0. Ullca
J nnd quo unknown man.
Hai.timoiu:, Md., July 37 Eleven
P deaths attributable to tho heat and
tj twenty-six eases of prostration have so
5 far been reported. Tho greater portion .
fcj of tho atreet laborers suspended opera- i
tions at noon, being tumble to euduru j
k tho intenso rays of tho sun. Starling J
v in. oi nt o ociock, tno iiiurmumcicr
gently prompted the mercury up to 100
t nt 3 o'clock in tho afternoon. At that
Jionr 130 waa registered in tho sun.
Ht. Louis, July 37. Very little com-
fort was secured here from the signal
I Rorvton nomilo voutonhiv. Vnf. nmn n
I promise of a cool wave In the distant!
future. Clouds were numerous, but
they dropped no. rain to speak of nnd
f tho thermometer kept on climbing just
I tlio Ka'tne. It reached 03. So far thirty
Jl prostrations Jiavo been reported with
If three fatalities. Tliu present hot si)oll ,
I' litis continued longer than nny other
!i since July, 1887, when over 100 peoplo
llcd in this city in threo days of sun-l
stroke. Onoof tho results of the hot '
weather has been a partial milk famine. I
M, J. Dillon, who was prostrated by
neat .11 outlay, Is ilcail. In the tltcltlly-
populated quarter bounded by Fourth ,
street Uroadway, High streot, Cass and
Christie nvenueu tho sufferings of tho
nnnr within thn ivmf ... .Im.j 1,..., I
been terrible. Tlio low, flnt-roofod '
buildings with scarcely any means of
vontilatlon proved to be veritable "hot '
boxes" and many of the occupants were '
stricken by heut Various other sec-1
tions of the city of smaller nature uro
iiucotcu In tho same inanner.
Milwaukki:, Wis., July 37. Ten per
sons wore prostrated by heat yesterday
aud four eases resulted fatally. Tho !
temncraturo at 11 a. nt. was 03 degrees. I
but a lake breeze at noon caused a fall
of 10 dbjrrees. I
Supposed Accomplices of llcrRlu.in Plneril
l'lTTOnuiuiH, Pa., July 37. The police
are working on tho theory that Alexan
der llcrgman, tho anarchist who tried
to kill Chairman Frlul;, of tlio Carneglo
iron Co., last Satur
day, was merely the
ugent of anarchists
all over tho east,
and it is probable
that Herr Most will
bo nrrcsted sooner
or later and that
many of his dlscl-
,ples will bo taken
I into custody.
have been made be
fore Alderman Me
Masters by Secrc-
Inrv Lm-nlni' nt
""' "" the Carneglo Co., I
tignlnst Uergman for felonious assault
and for entering a building to commit
felonious assault. Tho hearings will
tako plnco next Saturday. Tho penalty
for each of tho assaults is seven years'
imprisonment, and for entering tho i
building four years. I
11. lluuer, another supposed accom-
pllco of Bergman, was nrrcsted in
Allegheny at noon. Ho was locked tip
pending an investigation. I
Nkw Yomt, July 37. Journeyman
linker P. Mnllleh wiih arrested earlv '
... ,. "jwj v-
this morning at Long llrauch, charged
P with being a party to the attempted
fa murder of Mr. Frlck. Ho is supposed
& to bo tho person who sent iiimixi- .,
; Uergman, the wnuld-bo assassin, while .
; no was in Allegheny uty.
I NORTHWESTERN CKOPS.
j Tho Minneapolis Trlliunn riihllalit it a
I Mikkbai'omb, Jllnu., July 37. The
; TTrlbuuo publishes an exhaustive report
; of tho condition of the crops lit tho
northwest. Five elevator lines of Min
nesota and north and South Dakota arc
included in tho report and nearly every
railroad lino that enters Miuueap
oils frdm tho northwest wheat llelds.
Tho report in each case is brought
down to date. Tho crops through
out uro from ten to fifteen days late.
I tho southern sections wheat shows
tut average crop whllo ryo aud barloy
uro above tlio average. Tho central
ueetlon of tho wheat belt reports a crop
equal to that of last year nnd at some
-points eveu better. Tliu extremo north
erly counties report about 75 per cent.
of that of last year. Losses aro chlelly
from Into seeding and stubble seeding.
'10 seeding in souio townships was so
lato that nothing but postponement of
froatA to as lato a date as September I
will permit tho harvesting of an aver
age crop. Tho crop prospects for the
northwest aro on the whole good. A
fair crop Is a certainty and a yield gen
erally above tho average may Ih ex
pected. 'Hoy Drowned Willi llnntlng.
Ohippkwa Famj, Wis., July 37.
Houry Holder and Simon Schwartz
wero boating yesterday near tho Cen
tral railroad brldgo when Schwartz
foil into ihb water and in endeavoring
to rescue him Itchier lost his life.
Holder waa'l7 and Schwartz 10 years oi
The Arkunta HvnillooU Ilrukmi.
Litti.k Hock. Ark, July 37. The
deadlock in tho .democratic eongres
t'lotml convention, of tliu Sixth district
vus broken thls'nVomlng, (Jen. ltobdrt
Neil, of Independence, ri'eelvlug thu
jinminaMoit on the 7.'0th ballot.
! lSx Jyfc
r 1 U TT 'III I
AN EXPLODING SEWER.
rcnrful Kowrr Kxplotlon nt Nt. I.ouU nit the
Itrmtlt of the (Icnrrntlon of font Un
Thrcn Pn-nonn lOllnl,
St. Louis, July 37. Holdback by tho
high water in tho river and forced on by
the flood of sowngo and water thrown
upon tho recent W'ntors-l'lcrco oil lire,
thogns generated by tho escaping stock,
heated by tho Intenso summer sun, ex
ploded about 3 o'clock yesterday after
noon, wrecking fully one-half of tho
groat Mill creek sower, tho largest of
tho clty'a drainitgo system and causing
n known loss of threo lives, hijurlng
several others with possibly other fatal
ities to bo revealed by tho search of tho
Tho first explosion occurred immedi
ately under tho wholesale liquor houso
of Carl K. Fuchs, 1014 South Fourth
street, which stood directly over the
sewer, nnd was followed nn instant
later by an upheaval a hundred feet
further enst across Tfllrd street, tho
latter explosion completely wrecking
the Iron Mountain railroad's southern
yards, and extending nearly 1,000 feet
to tho river. At Fuch's liquor houso
tho gas lifted up tho basement and ilrst
floors of tho buildings and escaping let
the wreckage fall back to tho bottom
of the slimy stream, leaving tho second
nnd third floors badly shaken but still
Soon after tho explosion tho police,
fire and umbiilauce departments wero
summoned to tho secno and tho work of
rescuu begun. The first body to bo
taken from the wreckage of Fuch's
Btore, lying on tho bottom of tho sewer,
was that of Albert Mueller, barkeencr.
who was stone dead and badly mangled
by the explosion. Search for Fuch,
who was known to bo in the store, was
then pursued but so far no trace of his
remains havo been found. It is, how
ever, considered certain that the body
is either in tho wrcckngo at this point
or has floated down and lodged ugnlnst
tho debris falling into tlio sewer at tho
place of tho second upheaval.
The wounded, so fnr as known, nro
Mrs. John Thnpe, who was injured by
Hying debris, and who has since died,
her little son, who was with her, and
Charles Hninpe, who wns standing in
tho front part of tho wrecked building,
and wns with the front blown fnr out
into Fourth street, which at that point
is very wide because of Its junction
with Uroadway. Nono of tho injured
The foreo of the explosion is shown
by tho fact that inunholo caps weighing
300 pounds each wero blown olT the en
tire length of tho main sewer, which
reaches west to Tenth street, nnd two
blocks further on tributary sowers. At
present 1,000 feet of sewer Is an open
stream smelling to heaven with its tilth
and gases. The yards of tho Iron
Mountain road are so thoroughly torn
up as to interrupt traffic In that vicin
ity until tho sewer can bo rebuilt. And
this, ns the structure Is largo enough to
drive two four horso teams abreast lu
It, is a work of no small magnitude.
Tlio pecuniary loss cannot now bo esti
mated. SAD DROWNING.
A St. Joarph T.mly l,iir Hit I.tro la
Luckiink, Switzerland, July 37. A
party of Americans, consisting of threo
gentlemen nnd two ladies, rowing on
Luke Lucerno about 10 o'clock last
evening, allowed their boat to drift into
tho swift current where tho river Keuss
issues from tho western extremity of
Suddenly the craft was caught in nn
eddy, twirled round rapidly and driven
lwneath tho spans nnd against one of
the piers of the brldgo which crosses
too nver anil at oneo tilled and sank.
Tho three gentlemen and onu of tho
ladles wero taken from tho water allvo
but tho other lady had disappeared
The name of tho lady who was
drowned was Miss Anna Sorge, a resi
dent of St. Joseph, Ma, and was :)0
years of age. Her body has not yet
WKI.I. KNOWN IN HT. J08KIMI.
St. Joski'ii. Mo., July 37. Miss Anna
Sorgo, who wns drowned at Lucerne,
Switzerland, last night, was head mil
liner of tho Knglehart, W'inulg ,fc Dav
idson Millinery Co. of tills city and wna
well known. She was sent to Europe
six weeks ago to visit the fashion cen
ters nnd innke purchases for tho com
pany and wih expected to return to
America within tho next ton days. She
mnua ncr uonic wttn iter parents who
havo not yet been apprised of her
SI. IVtnrMiurir .lnrmi.(-VolK: Triulo nt
London, July 37, ThoChroniclo'aSt
Petersburg correspondent says: It is
feared that cholera will soon appear
here If tho present warm weather con
tinues Tho death rate along tho Volga
Is greater than Is supposed. ThoSurutofl
Listoclc reports 353 deaths in Sara toff on,
July 14. Trade alonir thu Volim U nt. n
standstill. In the principal towns there
are thousands of disalTeeted.half starved
worklngmen who are only prevented
from rioting by strong military forces.
The Chronicle's correspondent at VI.
enna says: "Tho preventive inensure
ordered enforced in western Itussla
havo not yet been executed owing to
tho prevailing panic, although cholera
has appeared at Kkaterlnoslay and
other places. All ports on tho sea oi
Azolt are nlTected with cholera und it h
expected that tho disease will soon ap
pear in western Crimea."
A I'lugnn of I'lli'i,
DumiQUE, Jo., July 07, Ono of tht
remarkable results of tho Intense hoi
weather of tho past few days, with th
general dampness of tho utmosphere,
is the linincnso number of Mormon diet
generated. This Is their season, bu
never beforo havo they been so numer;
ous or staid so long. They appoarei
nearly a week ago aud are increasing
rather than diminishing. Usually they
stay only a day or two. They till u'r
tho lumps of tho electric lights, when
they piuohu and burn, and aro shovolet'
u wuy by bushels. Several places close
up last night because of their presence,
Ttwlbtfl Kflfect of the Hrat at Chicago
ITirtf Dentil In One liny.
CinoAoo, July 33. Tho slaughter by
tho sun was still on in Chicago yester
day, fifty deaths nnd twice an many
prostrations by tho hent having oo-
I luiini. iwmuiiK" iiiuru is in mo pro
diction of n cold wavo a possibility of
reuoi, it is certain tno nuiniioroi deaths
will Ijo largely Increased during tho
next few days. Tho hospitals aro tilled
witli patients suffering from sunstroke,
ninny of whom can not possibly recov
er. Tho record Tuesday, which sur
passed anything in tho number, of
deaths and prostrations from heat that
this city has over known, was eclipsed
by tho awful work of tho sun yester
day. Tho temperaturo was about 4 deg.
lower than that of Tnpsdnvnernrdlri,
to tho official record of the government
office, which was 83 nt nooi on tho
Auditorium tower, but down on this
pavements, where what llltlo breeze
there was camo hot nnd stilling, tho
mercury wns in many places 105 to 113
in tho sun nnd from 03 to 04 In tho
Tho parks wero packed from early
morning until lato at night by crowds
of people who imagined that sticky
green branches and brown shriveled
grass were moro comfortable than the
insldo of their own homes. Hut nil
their efforts to Hnd a habllablo abiding
place wero lu vain. There was no com
fort to bo had anywhere nnd tho man
who sought it was tlio man who found
tho least of it
Thcro wero not enough horses in tlio
entire police department to carry off
tho animals which fell during tlio dny
In nnd about tho business center of tho
city alone, nnd It was found necessary
to call In outside help, for tho ambu
lances, nnd patrol wagons hnd nil they
could do In caring for tlio suffering peo
ple, und hnd little or no time to devoto
to horses. i
ROBBING A BANK.
Two Chilblain Tnniprrril IiiillvhlimW Hold
irp tho Hank r Kl K.-iii), Ok.
El Hi:No,Ok.,July33 At 10::!0 o'clock
outlaws entered tho Hank of El Hono,
overawed Mrs. S. W. Sawyer, wife of
tlio president, and herself cashier, aud
forced her to give up flO.fiOO.
Whllo Mrs. Sawyer was alone lu tho
banking house n stranger entered,
stepped .up to tho cashier's window,
mudo an inquiry ubout some town lots
and then went to a desk and began
writing. In u moment another stranger
appeared ut tho cashier's desk and pre
senting a revolver at Mrs. Sawyer's
head, demanded that sho hand out all
tho money in tlio bank.
Mrs. Sawyer was so frightened at first
that sho could not move, but the rob
ber threatened to shoot if sho did not
act qulcky, and In a dnzeil way sho en
tered the vault and handed to him all
tho packages of bills in tlio safe nnd
what was in tho dally change drawer,
aggregating about $10,noo, less than
tlOO of it in silver.
Tho mnn who wns writing nt tho desk
turned quickly, seized tho money us
Airs. Sawyer handed It through tho
wicket und disappeared out the door,
tho ono holding tho revolver following
quickly. Mrs. Sawyer screamed several
times and fell over in a swoon.
The robbers mounted horses standing
nt the edge of tho pavemont und rodo
out Hock Island nvcnuo us fast us they
Mrs. Sawyer was tho only person in
the bank, the president, Mr. Sawyer,
being absent In Oklahoma City und nr-
riving homo nbout thirty minutes after
tho robbery. Tho attack was mado at
un hour whon business waa quiet.
WILL BOMBS BE USED?
Homestead Striker Siihl to He Itoady For'
tint -Mont Drsporntu Kxpedlents.
Chicago, July 2S. A local paper
prints tho following special from Home
stead: "Since it has become evident
that the Carneglo Steel Co., under tho
protection of tho national guard, is ab
solutely successful in operating its mills,
members of the advisory committee hnvo
been considering ways and means for
preventing nny successful working of
the plant. One of tho prominent mem
bers of this committee said: "Wo will
not under nny circumstances permit
thoso mills to run if thcro isuny agency
which may bu employed to prevent It.
Wo havo ulready selected men
who will go into thoso mills
as fast as they can securo em
ployment, who nro instructed und
sworn to carry out our orders, in con
summating tho policy which wo havo
agreed upon. When wo aro suro
there is no longer nny hopo
for us our representatives in the
mills will place explosives whero
they will do tho most harm to tho ma
chinery. Wo havo definitely doter
mjned that these mills shall not be op
crated by non-union men and the prin
cipal way to prevent it Is either to con
trol or wreck tho property. I might
say n great deal moro, but under the
circumstances I havo gone ns far as I
Conspirators l'tit to Death.
Sofia, July 23. Tho four conspir
ators, Mllnroff, PopofT, Gorgioir and
Carngnlolr, recently tried by court
martial on charges of being Impli
cated in n plot against the lives of
Princo Ferdlnnnd, of Hulgaria, and his
prhno minister, Mr. TambulolT , wero
put to death in this city utl) o'clock this
morning. A number of other persons,
who wero tried with tho four men, havo
been sentenced' to terms of imprison
ment A Moilorn Miracle.
St. Pivrnitsiiuwi, July 28. A sensa
tion has been caused among tho lower
classes here by the miraculous discovery
of an imago of tho Virgin in the founda
tion of tho church that Id being built on
the spot whero tho e.ar, Alexander II.,
was murdered. It is said Iho Virgin re
vealed tho presenco of tho imago to an
old tvonuwt In a dream. Tho imago was
conveyed to tho pnlaro of the Orand
Duchess Catherine Mlchnolovnu, whero
tho court chaplain was tho first to
venerate it Doubters assert that
the story was concocted to quicken tho
jcul of tho public in bchaUoftlni church
of the I'rooeedlnitt of
Ilntuen tlio Wrnlr.
IW tho ficnitte on theZMrtobatn n continue
on tho nntloptlon hill, Mr. Wlitto (Lo ) eon
tlmilnit Mm remarks In opponitlon nnd gpcnfclng
for over threo hour. Tho houso Wll providing
for retaliation tiftalmt Canada In tho matter of
tho Wetland canal wns taken up nnd unani
mously pmnod....TlmdlcuMlon of tho senate
mnenilmcnts to tho genernl deficiency bill oc
cupied tho cntlro session of tho houno nnd nono
of them wcro nicrecd to. Tlio Item of payments
lo tlio Tactile railroads wns dlwnsscd forotcr
nn hour, nnd that to pay to tho widows nnd
legal heirs of dotc.-ised memtwrs of tho present
houso Hi ooo, ns Inserted by thn senate, wns
amended no that they shall re eclvo tho balanco
of tho nnlary for Iho wholo confront. Tho
French spoliation claims wcro d-batcd for nn
hour, unit pending further dlscuiilon the houso
took n recess until Bo'cloo: for tho constdora
lion of pcinlou bills.
lur.senatoon the SIM cot Into n debate In
volving the question of speclilc contracts piy
nblo In mild which continued until tho nnll-
lltlllnti 1.111 irnivili.i1 I, ni in... ..... ,. .i-
of tho iintl-optlsn Mil occupied tho remainder
oiinon'Miion ... uu proceeuin;s in thohotiKO
were uninteresting tho Trench spoliation bill
was debited mid Its dlsausslou occupied tho at
tention of tho houio.
IN tho scnato on tho SSth Mr. Allison, chair
man of tho appropriations commttlco. made a
smteinont ns to tho conference report on tlio
r,!!i .r:"T.?? Hln!
. ... jtvi it. n.vi;iii ui, liiu
uMu-opwon uuu r. vest introduced a resold
tlon nnVrlmr a rcclnrocltv reduction nn rei-hitn
nrtlclv to foreign countries that mav enter Into
n s-itlsf.ietory agreement on tho sllrcrquestlon.
tho rVrrmm ,hoC,con,nZUrto mvcVS
tho pcnslonoRlco recommending tho thodlsmls-
pi oi t ommissionor itnum. T hi debalo was
cm on or tno conference report on tho do
flcloncy bill. A now conference was ordered
nnd iho house cot into n deadlock on a resolu
tion bv Mr Uolinin to glvn certain Instructions
to conferees. An adjournment was finally hail
TilKitemto passed most of tho dav on tho
Sdth.scusslii'j tho tariff. Mr. Aldnoh. whoso
committee has been Investigating tho effect of
tho McKlnloy bill, made a lengthy speech In
favor of protection and Mr. Vest spoke In rcplv.
Tho conference report on tho deficiency bill
wns agreed to. The senate then ndjournod....
Tho houso pined bills Hutting apart lands In
Oklahoma for school purposes, forbidding rail
roads to clnrgc moro than threo cents n mllo
on passengor faro In Indian tcrrltorr nnd Okla
homa, and pcnntttlnrr tho peoplo of tho tcrrl
torr of Utah to exhibit at iho world's fulr.
Tlio conferenco report upon tho deficiency bill
was ncrced to. Tho appropriation for tho
French ?pollntlon cLiIms. amounting to !7.17,7.iV
was omitted. Tho appropriations In tho bill
amounted to W.JKM 310, boliu; t:l. l less than
ns p.iiiied b7 tho senate, and tl.03I.CRf7 moro
th'iu ns jusscd by the house. Tho conferenco
report on tho sundry clill bill was offered by
Mr. Hnlnian and rich itrd until adjournment.
I tho senate o.n tlio 27th Messrs lllnckburn
(Ky.) nnd IIIcock (.V. V ) engaged In nn inter
esting dialogue over a brldgo bill In tho stato of
ow York which the Kentucky senator favored
and iho Nw York senator opposed. Threo
speeches wero mado on tho nnll-opllon bill, tho
leading ones belrg by St uator Coko In opposi
tion nnd Senator Mitchell In favor of It Tho
r.cratoblll to create a national hlghnay com
mission mid tlio senile bill to f icllltuto tho on
forcnient of tun Immigration nnd enntr.mt
labor laws were passed.... Tho houso had along j
sundry civil bill. Tho proposition to reduco tho
v.orld's fair appropriation from t.UX).0JJtoM
was voted down, nnd tho houso vote! to rccedo
from Its amendment, but a motion by Mr. llol
uian to reconsider brought on filibustering
which continued until adjournment.
Tun senato mot on tho SHth with barely a
Quorum present nnd declined to tako any decid
ed action either on tho anti-option bill or tho
houo resolution to adjourn Saturday. Tho
motion to lay tho nntl-optlonblllnsldo until Do
ccmbcr was lost hy tlio unexpectedly larfo voto
ot 13 to:3 An nlmou equally frigid reception
was given to tho adjournment resolution. Con
sldenblo miscellaneous legislation by unani
mous consent was accomplished, including tho
pass irq of un eight hour law, to apply lo nil
contracts on Rovornraent works. Then tho
quorum disappeared nnd for tho Ilrst tlmo dur
ing tho session an adjournment ws forced for
want of u quorum The proceedings In iho
houso wcro intensely stupid und nilbusterlng
motions on tho world's fair appropriation pre
vailed all day. This continued until adjourn
ment OLD FATHER MUDDY.
Ilo Outliers n few Tnrms Into lilt Voru
Cor.Ncir. Hluits, In., July 23. So far
this summer the Missouri river hns been
high, but is now falling rapidly, and
tho speed of tho water is thereby in
creased. Tho course of tho current was
formerly on tho west sido of tho river, ' miles south of Wheeling. An entire fam
but it appears to havo changed this Hy of nlno persons is reported to havo
spring to tho Iowa side, and within tho bcen swept from tho face of tho earth
last few days tho river seems to bo by a flood following a cloudburst Tho
changing its channel. Already nbout family consisted of William Doty and
200 acres of farming land have been wife, their threo children, Doty's father
washed nway into the bin muddv and mother. Mrs. Dotv's mother nnd
stream. About four miles south of
Council HlutTs one farmer who had a
nice trnct ot hind all planted has now
only ubout live acres left, his farm hav
ing all disappeared since Sunday. An
uother farmer named Wright is losing
his land by big slices sliding into tho
riYcr every day.
FEEDING THE SUFFERERS.
A Itrllel HoHt Departs l'or thn I.ouUtunu
Nkw Oiu.nA.NH, July 2S. Tho relief
bout Danube, with n second lot of ra
tions for peoplo in tlio overflowed sec
tion on tho Hed and Hlnck rivers and
Hayou des Olnlzes, left hero yesterday.
Tho number of sufferers nro 10,000, of
which 1,200 nro in Ouachita nbovo Cata
houla, about 0,000 lu Catahoula, 0,000 in
Concordia, 2,000 in Hayou des Glaizes.and
the remainder in Franklin, on thoHcmiu?
river nnd in Polnto Coupee, West Felici
una und Assumption.
It will bo necessary to feed theso peo
plo threo weeks longer, after which
timo they will bo out of water nnd most
of them hnvo a crop of soma klud
planted. Tho only nHslstanco tho suf
ferers havo received beyond tho relief
granted by tho Louisiana, legislature
was a voluntary contribution from tho
St Louis Merchants' Hxchaiigc.
Washington, July 20. Tho house
judiciary eommlttco has decided to take
further testimony in tho investigation
Into the Homestead troubles nnd thu
Pinkerton system, Mr. Powderly, grnnd
master workman of the Knights of La
bor, has been telegraphed to appear be
fore tho committee.
Pui torlrs Clout, on Aoooutit of llrut.
fliiAxn lUrins, Mich., July 28. Ow
ing to tho intenso heat Widdieomo's
furniture und mantel factories shut
down Tuesday, the workmen finding it
impossible to work. Soveral other
factories did likewise, and outdoor
work Is practically at u standstill,
though no eases of biinstroko have yoi
uuu icuuro ,., iu . ctvuio ,
lams' raw was brought .out whon .mem- ,
. ., , ..... , .u -i. .-
hers ot tlio llnnilull club at Flfjsluirglt,
Vn,, iinuniineed they would Who stops
to havo Lieut-Col.
BAY CITY BLAZE.
Dlsnstrotu Conflngrutlott In the Mlchlra
Lumber City Thirty lllocka llurnod
Ovir-Serornl Victims to the Flnmos.
Hay Citv, Mich., July 36. Tho great
est conflagration which ever visited
this olty broke out ot 3 o'clock yester
day nflernoon in tho lumber manufac
turing establishment of Miller A Turn
er, situated on the west side of Water
streot at tho foot of Twenty-ninth
streot. A brisk wind was blowing tit
tho time, which fanned the Humes into
a roaring conilngration und swept
neross Water streot into tho settled dis
trict. Tho east sido of Water street,
whore tho flrd crossed, was built up
with stores, hotels nnd restaurants.
Nearly nil tho buildings wero con
structed of wood and burned llko tin
der. The wind increased as tho flames
progreised, and in an hour tho firo had
! col,s,lllll'(1 J,1Uur
& Turner's cntlro
plnnt, comprising a saw mill, aalt
blocks, dry kilns and a lunre quantity
Tho llnmes had also traveled threo
blocks eastward, cutting u swath two
utoeits wiile. At this point the path of
' tho conilngration broadened and block-
after block was Bwent over with aston
ishing rapldlti. Thousands of men,
women and children rushed about nil
engaged in removing furniture nnd
I ",er hrt,0,d ','"
n"'nncuig llnmes. Lvery vehicle adapt-
on to Hie nurnoso was on thn c-rmitul.
At 5 o'clock about thirty blocks had
been burned over, whllo twenty moro
wero supplying fresh fuel to thu devour
When the chief of the fire department
first realized the extent of tho danger"
ho telegraphed to Saginaw, Flint und
Detroit for assistance. Saginaw and
Flint responded, each city sondlnir nn
engine und quantity of hose. Nearly '
all of West Hay City's equipage camo '
to tho sceuo of tho disaster nnd lent
such assistance ns lay in tho power of the '
firemen, but with hundreds of streams '
playing on the lire, tho ilaiucs pursued
their course, licking up house after
house until ut 8 o'clock upwards of !J00
dwellings had been destroyed nnd tho
conflagration was still sweeping toward
the eastern limita of tho city. Whllo
tho majority of tho buildings burned
belonged to tho working peoplo many
nno residences nnvo Ucon consumed.
Two churches, four hotels and about
forty stores of all varieties aro included
among structures which havo contrib
uted fuel to to tho flames.
At 0 p. m. many rumors wero afloat
concerning peoplo who had perished.
So far as it is positively known, only
one death has occurred, that of a worn
nn whoso iiaino it was impossible to
learn last night. She lay sick in ono
of the houses which was destroyed. He
foro nsiistanco could reach "her, tho
dwelling was n seething mass of flro
nnd tho poor crcaturo hud to bo left to
her fate. It was reported ulso that two
children were burned to death, but tho
story lacks continuation.
Hy midnight tlio flro was under con
trol, but at this hour, 1:30 n. in., it is
still burning. Owing to tho lateness of
the hour and tho great confusion nnd
excitement consequent upon tho flro It
is impossible to stato correctly tho
amount of tho damage. It is, however,
estimated uny where from $1,000,000 to
An ICntlre Family Swept Asrny Hy n Cloud
burst In West Virginia Other Damnce.
Wiir.Kf.i.vo, W. Vn., July 20. Tho se
vere storm which pussedover this coun
try Sunday night was moro disastrous
in its results than was at ilrst dreamed
of. It is known that thcro was con
siderable loss of Hfo besides some de
struction of property by Hchtnlng on
Long Hun In Murshall county, a few
a servant girl. Tho houso wns situ
ated in a ravlno aud was swept nway by
the torrent Not onoof theslcoping occu
pants wcro left to tell tho tale. Thoflrst
known of the disaster wan tho finding
of tho servnnt girl lying in tho yard of
a neighbor some distanco below whero
tho fated houso stood. It is ulso re
ported that tho body of Doty and that
of ono of tho children had been found
at tho mouth of the creek which
empties into tho Ohio river.
Another houso wan swept away by
the samo torrent, but nil tho occupants
nro believed to havo escaped. At Proc
tor, on tho Ohio river, a long trestle
was washed out and a freight train wan
wrecked. Twenty-eight ears wcro piled
up nnd tlio engineer, Will Heasly, of
Parkersburg, was injured so that his
.eg hud to bo amputated.
A Peculiar Strike.
St. Louis, July 20. Tho employes of
tho St Louis Smelting nnd Kenning ,
La, wnoso piiirn, is uicaicii in uueiten
ham, u suburb of this city, struck yes-
teroay. iney nuniDor somo ou. uno
cause of tho strike is a peculiar one.
Heretofore the company has by ngrco-
ment taken care of the employes mado
111 by tho noxious gases, etc., resulting
from tho work carried on, but recently a
notlco was pasted requiring the men to
pay a certain sum weekly, which was
to iusuro them In certain proportions
of ench loan's yearly wage against
accident or disablement, the insurance
fund to Iks controlled by tho company.
After considerable consultation a striko
wns decided upon. Tho plant Ls now
closely guarded by pollco.
A SorlrtlUt OrKUU HqJolrA.
Nkw Yoiik, July 20. Tlio Yollca Zolt
nng, tho organ ot the socialists says in
its. editorial columns to-ilay: "itio nt
wuii. u.u...u ... ,,.u.h.. ..m.uu.u,-
..nt ntniln t .. 1 ll e V. ..re). 1 r. Mntl.w I
wuy in nn iiuiuuuiuiu bui-ui, iumvii,. um
bloody punishment of ono of tho most
brutal American dcspollera of labor cnu
only cause honest satisfaction in tho
hearts of all worklngmen struggling
for our great cause. If this man Frlclc
filinnlfl lvtnn In 1,1a ohi'pha nn n. rrtnaiw
..-.. j-. --. ....,-..--.,.. - -
qoncu of n aoHO o( Ws oml lwMoua
Blmlnlstord to him. wo should not
slied a ton-. Ills crimes iitralnsl ortrau-
Ued lalwr hnvo brought lilra tho pua-
iahmtii Unit helms merltt
TRAGEDY IN PHILADELPHIA
A llnnlcnr Murdered In Ills Ofileo Ily
Customer, Who Then Kills Himself-.
tiiiMns In Hpoonlntlu tho Cause.
Pntf.AnnT.PiUA, July 28. Stock gatn
Ullng brought ubout a tragedy yester
day us n result of which Charles II.
Pago, a well known broker, lies dead at
his homeuassasslnnted by u customer,
Honald Kennedy, who has closed his
own account with the samo weapon that
ouded the broker's cureer. No ono wit
nessed tho murder nnd suicide. Tho
only ono who could havo thrown any
light upon tho encounter left tho ofllco
whero it occurred ns tho murderer en
tered, und half a minute later all was
The scene of tho double crlmo was in
tho ofllces of E. D. Page & Ilrothcr.
bankers and brokers at IS- South Fourth
street, onoof tho busiest portions of tho
city. Tho senior member of tho firm,
Mr. K. I). Page, was absent nnd in addi
tion to the junior members of the firm)
thcro was a clerk, Ed Hnllowell. Tho
latter was leaving tho offices by
a rear door at 11:15 a. m., and
observed a man coming in by
the front entrance. Tho clerk
recognized the newcomer ns a former
customer, Honald Kennedy, nnd con
tinued on his way. Ho had gone but a
few paces when ho heard two shots
fired in succession. With others ho
rushed in just lu time to see Hroker
Page gasp lils last breath He had
been shot in tho back while attempting
to escape nnd had reached tho rear
doorway, whero he fell and died almost
Into tho front of tho ofllco tho crowd
surged only to And tho murderer, Ken
nedy, dead upon his face in front of tho
ticker, a bullet wound in his head and
his revolver lying beneath. Nothing
could bo done but inform tho coroner,
who look charge of tho place and en
deavored to ascertain the cause of tho
Tho broker' wife nnd child wero ab
sent nt Cape May and other of tho fami
ly were also out of reach. lIallovcll,tho
clerk who has been eight years with
the firm, was the only person who knew
anything of the transactions of the two
dead men. Ho says that it is two
years since Kennedy first camo to
the ofllco and began dealing on 10
and 1.1 per cent, margins, chiefly
in Atchison. For several months
his transactions wero profitable and ho
made from 111,000 to fUO.OOO. Then tho
tables turned and Kennedy lost us much
as ho had mado In u short time. Hallo
well declares that the Arm only bought
and sold as directed by Kennedy, who
deposited Pennsylvania railroad stock
ns collateral. Wheu thcspccnlator lost,
tills was sold to cover the margin. Tho
dead broker ulways kept Kennedy's nc
coutits according to the clerk nnd gen
erully had some difllcultyin making IiIh
customer understand them oven when
they wore in his favor.
Hnllowell declares that Kennedy
camo out about even on his ventures.
For a year past ho has dropped into tho
ofllco occasionally, sometimes without
speaking to anyone nnd generally cx
nmlning tho ticker. Ho was regarded
us n crank of the harmless variety and
had never mado any threats.
A SFXUAL" PERVERT.
Allen Mltchfdl Coolly Knlntrs tho IJrutnl
Murtlor uT I'retlik IVurd.
Mbmphih, Tenn., July 23. Tho ninth
J dtiy's proceedings In the Allco Mitchell
insanity inquiry found tlio defense's
1 Miss Mitchell, tho defendant, was
placed upon the stand nnd there was a
great craning of necks by the audience
to obtain a view of her. Sho suffered
no embarrassment, but answered nil
questions coolly and rationally. Sho
said sho had known Freda ever since
sho could remember. Tho defendant
told of her following Freda nnd of
tho latter winking ut her with her
right eyo which signified "I lovo you."
Sho told this coolly enough, but when
sho caniu o following Freda down tho
hill saying "sho wanted to see her onco
moro" she burst into teurs.
Then followed a most remarkable
scene, unparalleled In court nnnals'per
haps. This young girl, without dis
playing tho slightest remorso or! even
nervousness of manner, told down to
the most trivial detail the story of how
and why sho murdered Frc'da Ward.
"I took the razor out while going down
tho hill toward tho boat When I
reached Freda I cut her with tho razor.
As I cut her throat she tried to suy some
thing. I intended to cut Freda's throat
and then mine, but her sister, Jo, mado
mo mad by striking mo with nniim
brelln, so, after slashing at Jo, I fol
lowed Freda and cut her again. All'lJ
wanted to do was to cut her so as to'
1:111. I loved her better than anyone In
She expressed n deslro to die, now
that Freda was no more.
THE LAST OF THEM. '
A Hrltnn nml n American Disappear In -Volciinlo
Eruption us n Itosult H Folly,
City qf Mr.xico. July 2a. A sneclal
to tho Anglo-American says that Henry
AllamSf of Nuw IItullpshir-e, oml D b'
Walton, nn EnglUh.nan. wero scorched
to llcath in nttompt to reacll tho
crater of a yomn n
Th0 two mon hft1
a8 to ta luck Kn j, ,
Incn nnd Americans, caeh claimlntr
BWneriority for his countrvinen, and it
wnH rt.n,i ti,t t, ,..i, i i.i '
in lirst planting
tho llni of his country
at tno edge or tlio crater, should bo
held to havo mado good his claims. The
next day they started and when they
reached tho top an explosion wus. heard
nnd that was tho last of them.
Two fuses r l.obhjmv.
SpKixoriKU), O., July 28 Two.eosaa
oflook jaw, which will in all prohablb,
llv rt-ftnlt In tlm limllOi. .ii t . i. i
ln,l.u ... .. ., . . . . '
tivbiui-t, urn iiiiruciing tno attention of
puysieuuis uero. tine case Is that of
John ISrock, a jiroinlnont stookman ot
South Solono. Ho was slightly Injured
in tho leg nbrtut 11 weolc ugo, ami ut tho
tlmo thought, nothing of tho accident
Saturday owning his jaws became sot
umi it wasimposslblotooponlils mouth.
Is mifftjrlm, , u ntiln and will
die. Tondavs t , wnXn rw. J
flruno li-nv ., i. .1.1.:' ...l,t..' ,7
his brother. Tho wound winaRcvem
one, umi lockjaw litis set In.
from thu club.
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