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1WTDAY AfAY 1
'Salt Plant and Three Ships
Burn in Chicago.
'FIFTY ' FREIGHT CARS DESTROYED
'Sixteen Acrca of Buildings Wiped Out
by Flames Forest Fires Raging In
Michigan Many Small Towns In
Chicago , April 29. The plant of the
International Salt company , located
at South Chicago , and three boats lyIng -
Ing In the Calumet river were destroyed
by flro. The loss IB estimated at $1.-
250,000 ; that of the International Salt
company being placed at $800,000.
"Tho buildings of the salt company's
plant covered nearly sixteen acres
along the Calumet river. In these
luilldlngs was stored tons of salt and
the greater part of this is-sald to have
teen ruined by flro and water. In
s _ . eluded in the company's losses nro the
V 'docks , extending 1,400 feet along the
Calumet river. The flro threatened to
spread to a number of grain elevators ,
but after a hard fight the flro was got
ten under control. A largo number
of cars wore burned.
The flro was discovered b'y a watchman -
man , who noticed a small flame creeping -
ing over the edge of the roof of one
of the sheds at the plant. Ho turned
.in nn alarm , but before the first on
Elnes arrived the first of the big sheas
was a roaring furnace. The first
filarm was followed by several add !
tlonal calls for engines. Streams of
water from every side were poured on
iuu niiuua , uut us uio uuuuingH wuro
constructed of plno and the roofs
of tarred paper , the Inflammable mate
rial inado an easy prey to the flames.
The wind blew the flames against the
-three grain boats tied up In the Calu
met river , at Pcavey elevator docks ,
and soon the vessels wore on flre from
the decks to the tops of their masts.
A flro boat that
was pouring water on
'tho salt sheds was summoned to save
the boats , but before It could reach
them they sank. On the tracks within
the company's plant were about 150
freight cars , loaded with salt ready
for shipment. When the flre began
'to spread switch engines were hurried
into the yards and the cars were
moved as rapidly as possible. So
quickly did the flro spread that the
engine crews had to quit their work ,
and many of the cars were destroyed.
To the east of the plant , near the river ,
were about fifty cars belonging to the
"Michigan Southern railroad , all loaded
with salt. The flames attacked these
all were destroyed.
Forest Fires In Michigan.
Alpena , Mich. , April 29. Reports
-from the surrounding country state
that forest flres are burning fiercely
.and that If rain does not fall soon the
damage will be great. Many small
towns along the line of the northern
extension of the Detroit and Mackinaw -
naw railroad are In immediate danger.
The atmosphere In the vicinity of Al
pena is almost unbearable. A call
was sent to Alpena from Onaway for
a flro engine to assist In fighting the
flames. Dispatches from Traverse
City say the flro is threatening the
summer cottages in that city. Word
also comes from Cheboygan that flres
are raging in that county. Both sides
of Mullet lake are encompassed and
great damage Is being done to farm
Killed While Turning on Electric Light
Duluth , Minn. , April 29. Samuel V.
Gilbert , cashier of the Red CllfC Lum-
'ber ' company , dropped dead at his
homo here as a result of an electric
shock sustained while turning on the
'light In one of the uppef rooms while
-after a glass of water. It developed
that the electric light wires in front
of his home were crossed , and that
the insulation was somewhat defective
-and the supposition is that he had his
'hand on the water faucet at the time
the endeavored to turn on the light.
Three Passengers Injured.
Indianapolis , April 29. A westbound
< car on the West Washington street
'lino collided with a switch engine on
the Indiana , Decatur and Western
crossing at Decatur street. Three
passengers were Injured and a dozen
more were badly shaken up. The
three Injured are Dr. P. J. Walters , as
sistant physician at the general hos
pital for the Insane ; Mrs. Sarah Tech-
ncr and Mrs , Joseph Cole.
Twenty Buildings Burned.
Cleveland , April 29. Two hundred
persons were made homeless by a
flre which broke out in the Jewish
quarter , In the vicinity of Pittsbure
street , and was not under' control un
til twenty buildings had been de
stroycd. AH the flro engines in the
city were called out. The property
loss Is estimated at ? 50,000.
Brltt Wins Fast Fight.
San Francisco , April 29. Referees
'Graney declared Jimmy Brltt the win
ner of one of the fastest and best
fights ever seen In San Francisco.
Wllllo Fitzgerald of Brooklyn was the
man who put up the good contest
against'the California wonder. Brltt
was the cleverer and faster of the two
There Is Snow at Aberdeen.
Aberdeen , S. D. , April 29. A sudden
drop In the temperature last night
caused a hard freeze. The ground IB
covered with snow. The weather Is
decidedly wintry and tender vegeta
tlon will suffer. Crops are not far
enough advanced to bo Injured mate
FINDS EVIDENCE OF CRUELTY.
War Department Makes Public Report
Submitted by General Miles.
Washington , April 28.Tho extended
report of Lieutenant General Nelson
A. Miles , concerning his observations
in the Philippines , was made public
by the war department. It la dated
Feb. 19 , 1903 , and carers all features
of his trip through the Islands , to
gether wlta his recommendations ,
the more Important of which are :
"Tho general condition of the troops
in the archipelago was creditable to
themselves and to the country. The
olllccrs and soldiers made a good ap
pearance , The effect of the climate Is
a most serious detriment to the ser
vice. The men go there In perfect
health and in the prlmo of manhood ,
but as a body are seriously affected In
the course of two or three years' ser
vice. Very few escape. The majority
are debilitated. There are scarcely
any amusements or recreations for the
soldiers and llfu under such circum
stances becomes very monotonous.
During my visits to the garrisons , it
BO happened that 1 did not ace a single
soldier under the Inlliicncc of liquor. "
General Miles then rolera to miscon
duct of ofllccrs and soldiers In the
Philippines. At Llpa a parly of citi
zens , headed by thu acting presidents ,
met him and stated that they desired
to make con.plahil of harsh treatment
of the people of that community , sayIng -
Ing they had been concentrated In
towns and had suffered great Indigni
ties , "that fifteen of their people had
been tortured by what Is known as
the water torture , and thai ono man ,
named Vlncento Luna , whllo suffering
from the effects of the torture and un
conscious , was dragged from his house
which had been set on lire , and was
burned to death.
General Miles says that many olhcr
cases of similar characler were
brought to his notice In different parts
of the archipelago.
Continuing his report ( General Miles
directs attcnllon to the acts of concen
tration by General Bell , and claims
that they were In direct violation of
law. He says thai the law was also
violated in handling and buying large
quantities of rice , which was sold at a
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
Governor DeForest Richards of
Wyoming , who has been seriously 111 ,
Is reported lo bo improving rapidly.
Twenty-five Jews were killed and
275 were wounded , many of them fa
tally , during anU-Semltlc riots at
Klshlneff , capital of Bessarabia.
J. H. Lohmer
, aged eighty-six , a
prominent capitalist , waa found deaden
on the ground in the rear of his homo
at Cincinnati , where ho had evidently
fallen from Ihe second slory window.
His estate is estimated at $5,000,000.
Alex and Thomas Slovens , aged six
teen and fourleen years respecllvely ,
were arrested at Kansas City at the
Instigation of the Humane society ,
charged with horsewhipping their
aged raolhor , and wilh cursing and
striking her with their fists because
she had corrected them.
IN FAVOR OF A REVISION.
Two-Thirds of Presbyteries Vote for
Change In Confession of Faith.
Philadelphia , April 28. Rev. Dr. W.
H. Roberts , stated clerk of the Pres
byterian general assembly , announced
thai two-lhlrds of Iho presbylerlea
had voled in favor of revising Iho con
fession of faith and of the declaratory
statement elucidating chapters three
and ten of the confession.
The subject will bo finally disnosed
of by the general assembly , which
meets In Los Angeles next month. It
is expected that Iho overlures from
Ihe presbyleries will bo enacted by
the general assembly.
W. R. Hearst Is Married.
New York , April 29. Congressman-
elect William Randolph Hearst
prietor of the New York American ,
New York Evening Journal , Chicago
American and San Francisco Exam
iner , was married hero to Miss Mllll-
cent Wlllson , daughter of George H.
Wlllson , president of the Advance
Music company of this cily. The
ceremony was performed In Grace
church , Bishop Potter ofllclallng.
Marine Engineers May Strike.
New York , April 29. Al a secret
meellng of the engineers' association
the enforcement of the demands re
cently presented to the owners of towboats -
boats and other steam vessels at this
port was decided upon. Unless a set
tlement is reached the entire com
merce in this harbor , It Is said , will
be tied up within forty-elghl hours.
Gilbert Is High Gun.
Paducah , Ky. , April 29. An inter
state shoollng lournament , under the
auspices of the Paducah Gun club , began -
gan hero. Marksmen from all over the
United Slates are in altendance. The
best score was made by Fred Gilbert
of Spirit Lake , la. , who broke sixty-
eight targols oul of a lotal of seventy
in Iho target event.
Murder Trial on at Avoca.
AToca , la. , April 29. The case of ths
stale against A. M. Levix and Ella Me-
Daniels , charged wllh Iho murder oj
Barney McDanlels , husband of Ihe
woman , on Feb. 14 , was called and
the jury impaneled.
Fishing Smacks Founder.
Calais , France , April 29. The fish
ing smacks Saint Thomas and Saint
Gustavo are reported to have found
ered in the channel. Fourteen men
are believed to have beep drowned.
China Gives Flat Refusal.
Peking , April 29. China has given
Russia what Iho officials describe as a
final refusal lo accept her demands
Manchurinn Demands Not
Aimed at Other Powers ,
ALL , NATIONS TREATED ALIKE.
Says Nothing Is Directed Against the
Interests of Other Countries Com
mercial Privileges In the Interior
Are to Be Common Property ,
St. Petersburg , April 28. The Hus
sion foreign olllco bus explained or
denied the eight demands mndo on
Manchuria , Regarding the whole ne
gotiations , which have been diaggtnB
on since January , the foreign olllco
says : "Thoro Is nothing dlioctod In
any manner against thu Interests ot
the other powers or their commerce ,
others enjoy the stuno rights of com- j
morco In the Interior as wo. Ot the
towns not opened to trade the railway
will carry Hussion and forulgu , goods
allko through tlio country , but wo or j j I
they cannot sell them In unopened j *
towns , If the towns arc opened , all
will ho benefited allko. It Is In the I
railway's Interests to demand the wid
est possible developments of trade "
Washington , April 28. Considera
ble Interest was shown horu In a dis
patch from St. Petersburg , giving n
categorical answer by the Russian for
eign office to Inqulilcs regarding the
eight demands which nro said to have
been made on China In connection
with Manchuria. It was regarded as
of great Importance and If boine out
by subsequent Information through
diplomatic channels will clvo ueticral
satisfaction , and meet In a general
way Ihe desires of our government.
In 'relation lo Ihe flrsl two demands
the United States was Interested par
ticularly and it was these demands
thai caused II to address notes of In
quiry and prolesl lo St. Petersburg
and Peking. They involved severe
restrlcllons lo American Irade , and |
Iho United Stales' ' was prompt to pro-
test. The assurance of the Russian
foreign office would seem to set at
rest any serious menace In thai re
spect The replies of Iho Russians
regarding Iho olhcr demands also
caused a feeling of relief hero ,
PREFERS DEATH TO MEXICO LAW
Dr. Harle Tries to Kill Himself In El
El Paso , Tex. , April 27. Dr. Harlo ,
ono of Iho alleged consplralors , who
testified hero lhat ho bad assisted
Richardson1 and Mason in murdering
numerous policy holders of Iho Now
York Llfo Insurance company for Iho
purpose of collecllng their insurance
and secured J20.000 , attempted lo com
mit suicide in the jail hero by Inject
ing morphine Into one of his veins.
He will recover. Harle is wild wllh
fear lhat he will be executed should
he bo sent back to Mexico. He has
become almost a maniac since he was
ordered sent to Chihuahua for trial.
Richardson and Mason , who were
Ihe leaders In Iho scheme , am sllll
in jail pending advices from Iho Mex
ican government It is now asserted
that Richardson , Mason and Harlo
have altogelher killed at least twenly
men in Iho last ten years.
Miners Return to Work.
Wllkesbarro , Pa. , April 27. Work
was resumed today at No. 9 colliery of
the Lohlgh and
Wllkesbarro Coal com
pany at Sugar Notch and at the Daltl-
morn No. 2 pnlllnrv nf the Dfilnwnro
and Hudson Coal company of Ihls clly.
Bolh mines have been idle for a few
days on account of a strike. The offi
cials and the miners came together
and adjusted their differences' in an
Railroads File Answer.
Washinglon. April 28. The Wabash
and Texas and Pacific railroads filed
with the Interstate commerce commis
sion answers to orders of the com
mission regarding Ihe recenl advances
In freight rates The roads admit
making certain advances , but aver
that they are Just and reasonable
The Wabash answer admits thai ihese
advances have operated lo some ex-
lenl lo increase Ihe lolal rate on such
traffic from points west of the Missouri
river to Chicago and Mississippi rlver
polnts. but says that the Increase Is
only ? llght and Is necessary and prop
er considering the cost of transporta
tion and general conditions.
National League St. Louis , 1 ; Pills-
hltrcv 11 Prnnlrlvn 7-
1. New York , 10 ; Boslon , 7. Clncin-
nali , 5 ; Chicago , 13.
American League Delroll , 8 ; Chicago
cage , 1. Philadelphia , 6 ; Now York ,
0. Washinglon , G ; Boslon , 3.
American Associallon Kansas Clly ,
9 ; 81. Paul , 10. Indianapolis , 13 ; Co
lumbus , 5. Louisville , 10 ; Toledo , C.
Milwaukee , 13 ; Minneapolis , 2.
American Squadron to Greet Loubet.
Bona ( > Algeria , April 27. When
President Loubet arrived hero he re
ceived a telegram from Foreign Min
ister Delcasse , who Is at Tunis , in
forming him that the American squad
ron will proceed to Marseilles to greet
the president when ho arrives at that
port , April 29 , and lo salute in honor
of his relurn lo Franco.
Election Riots In Spain ,
Madrid , April 27. The general elec
tions are reported lo have resulted fa
vorably lo the republicans , who ob
tained victories in Madrid , Barcelona ,
Valencia and other largo towns. Slight
rioting occurred nl Barcelona , Bilbao ,
Granada and elsewhere. Al Barcelona
several persons were wounded by re
unman KILL 200 SOMALIS.
Gquaro Keeps Ol.icku .it Oafo Distance
Whllo Whites Retire ,
llolintl" , Hoiuulllnml , UtHt Africa ,
April 27. Major ( iuuili ; , In cominiuid
of u mohllu column , engaged Iho en
emy iiour Diuiup. ) lu lost thirteen
men killed , Including two olllcers ,
and four nlllcoru wore wotindod. The
vntMiiy had 200 men killed.
London. April 27. A long olllcliil
dlaimleh hnH Icon ) received here from
lloliotlo to thu effect that Mnjur
Gough'H tlylng column , mmiborliig
about 200 men , tUIncited a largo forcu
of ( ho enemy nuar Danop , Thu column
foiuiod In n square and resisted with
Biic x > Kfl fp Hoveral liourH , receiving re
inforcuniuiitH from Dunop. Aiiiiiiiuil-
tlon hoconiitig Hcarco , the llrltlHh
forrVs rcllied slowly on Dnnop , lirlng.
I in ; nil lliolr wounded wllh them. Thuy
wore continually attacked en routo.
In nddlllon to thirteen mun kllluil ,
including two ollloorH , there woio
twenty olghl inon and four olllcorn
woniidt'd Major ( lotigh pralsos high
ly Iho conduct of his forcu under tryIng -
Ing comllllnnu and while ( Ightlng at
closi. qutirtcrg , He rccoinmuuds HCV-
oral nion for gallant behavior , lie In
now lotlrlng on lloliotlo and IH cx-
jioctud to arrive there April i8 ! , Sup-
piles have boon soul to moot him.
GOMEZ AND FERRER ROUTED.
Two Government Geherflla Defeated
by Vene/uclnn Revolutionists.
WIlk-tiiHtad , April 27. News him
reached hoio that the Venezuelan
Government ganaralfl , ( Jonioz and For-
rcr , have been routed at 121 Quapa by
ruvolutlonlHts under Iho command of
( lenural Rolando. Gomez and horror
rclurncd to Caracas wllh many wound
ed. Gomez owes his escape from cap
ture only to the fact thai ho wan well
mounted. Forces of Iho Kovcriuiient
have also boun dofealcd al San Felipe.
Largo numboro of wounded govern-
nicnl soldiers have reached LaGuayra.
The revolutionary general , Rlera , hns
evacuated La Vela Do Corndo and Is
now occupying a strong position near
Core , waiting for an opportunity to
capture lhat town without bloodohed.
Paris Preparing to Receive King.
Paris , April 27. Elaborate arrange-
monta are being carried out rapidly
for the welcoming hero of King Ed-
ward. They are on a scale of truly
royal splendor. The fetes will follow
llioso held at the lime of Iho visit to
Paris of Iho czar of Russia and will
Include a number of ovonls affording
opporlunlties for brilliant spectacular
effects. When King Edward arrives
next Friday afternoon , President Lou-
hot , Iho members of Iho mlnlslry and
Iho slnff of Iho British embassy will
proceed lo Iho Bols do Boulogne sta-
lion lo meet him. The mooting be-
twecn the president and the king will
occur ' under a silken canopy. After
Ihe'greetings , King Edward and Presi
dent Loubet will enter n state car
riage and drive to the British embassy.
Throughout the route soldiers will bo
massed on either side of the thorough
TROOPS JOIN THT REVOLUTION.
Many Homeless at Santo Domingo
Through Burning of San Carlos.
San Domingo , April 27. It was
learned hero that the government
forces at Barahona , San Pedro , Ma-
liorls and Solb have joined Iho revolu
tionists In the northcn part of the isl
and and the overthrow of President
Vasqucz Is complete. A provisional
government has been formed , with A.
Wes Gil as president.
It is rumored hero that President
Vasquez and his followers are In the
northern part of the island.
In San Domingo City the misery is
very great , some 300 families having
been rendered homeless through the
burning of the suburb of San Carlos.
The wounded men In the hospitals
hero are suffering from the lack of
proper food and medical atlendnnco
The doparlure of Iho United Stales
cruiser Allanta is much regrollcd , be
cause of Iho assislance her hospital
staff rendered the wounded. The city
is growing more quiet and business la
8T. LOUIS IN GALA ATTIRE.
Dedication Week Inaugurated by Ar
rival of Monitor Arkansas.
St. Louis , April 27. St. Louis Is be
ginning lo assume gala attire for the
festlvllies incident lo Iho dedlcallon
of the Louisiana Purchase exposlllon
The ceremonies will bo allended by
men of national and Internaliona
reputation and visiting spectators
whoso numbers are conservatively es
timated at 150,000. Adding to these
300.000 St. Loulsans. who are exncnted
to bo present , it is estimated lhat ded
Icallon day will find 450,000 persons
wllhin Iho World's fair gates.
The real beginning of dedication
week was Inaugurated when the Unit
ed States monitor Arkansas , which
has been plowing against the Missis
sippl current for many days on he
way north from the gulf , arrived in
St. Louis harbor , at the foot of Olive
street Thousands of people gatherei
along Ihe levee and along Eads bridge
to welcome the ship of war.
Seeks a Successor to I yner.
"Washinglon , April 27. Postmaster
General Payne had a talk with Attor
ney General Knox about a suitable
man to put In charge of the legal di
vision of the postoffice department.
As General Tyner , the assistant attor
ney general , has been removed , and
Mr. Chrlsliancy , the officer temporar
ily In charge , is to remain away pend
ing the Investigation , It becomes Im
perative to provide another man In
the place , at least temporarily. The
question of the selection of some ono
to succeed General Tyner permanently
bo taken up by Postmaster Gen-
P vnn very soon.
Our BnaKotwblo Goodn Inolndo
Lawn Mowers ,
Garden Hose ,
Garden Tools ,
Gasoline Stoves ,
Ice Cream Freezers.
! , , cgiXM 0. E. MOORE. |
YOU MUST NOT FORGET
Thai , wo nro ooMslnnlly growing in Uio iirl of
making Kino IMiol.os , and our products will al
ways hi ) found lo omhrnco the
and Nuwosl , Styles in Cards and Finish. Wo also
carry a line line of Moldings suitable for all
kinds of framing.
Arc n Positive Cure for Indigestion ,
Constipation , FcuvcrH , Foul mid weak
Stomachs. A noted doctor of Chiaigo
Hinted that he believed n f > 0e. box of
Slocum'5 Worm Cake would give :
more relief than # T)0 worth of ordinary
doctor's fecH. Price SOcls. by mall
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Between St. Louis and Kansas City and
OKLAHOMA CITY ,
And principal points In Texas and the South-
nest. This train la now throughout and IB
made up of the finest oqulpmunt , provided
with oloctrlo lights and all other motion :
traveling conveniences. It run * via our now
Red River Division.
Every appliance known to modern cat
building and railroading has boon employed
In the inako-up of this service , including
Cafe Observation Cars ,
under the management of Frod. Harvoy.
Full information ua to rates and all dotalla ot
n trip via this now route will bo cheerfully
furnished , upon application , by any ropro-
( sonUitlvo of the
of GOLD ORE
on the property of the Thunder
Mountain Consolidated Gold Mining
and Milling Co. at Thunder Moun
tain. Milling1 machinery already '
secured will convert this free-mill
ing' ere into bullion at tha rate of
831,200 net per month. This will
pay nearly 25 per cent yearly on the
entlro capitalization of the Company
Detailed information ns to the
Company's property , price of shares ,
etc. , can bo obtained by writing to
or calling1 at the ofllco of the
MINING & MILLING CO.
346 BROADWAY , NEW YORK CITY.
CURES A GOLD IN ONE DA ?
CURES GRIP IN TWO DAYS
ON EVERY BOX OF THE GENUINE
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You cannot drive purchasers
J to any particular store. You
can win them by convincing
A convincing argument attractively -
\ \ tractively displayed in the advertising -
; ' vertising columns of this paper
; ; will reach the eyes of hundreds
; i of buyers in this community.
On November 6th , and 19th , and
'December 3rd , and 17th , the Missouri
Pacific Railway will sell tickets to cer
tain points in thu South , Southeast , and
Southwest , at the rate of ono fare for
Iho round trip , pins $9 00. Final return -
turn limit 21 days from date of sale.
Fast Time and Superior Through Ser
vice. Reclining Olmir Oars ( seats free ) .
Pnllnmu Buffet Sleeping Oars.
For farther information or land pam
phlets , address , W. 0. BARNES
T , P. A. , Omaha , Neb
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