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VOL XVI. IOGANSPORT, INDIANA, PKIDAY MOESISG, MAT 8, 18D1 NO. 1JO.. DUNLAFS Celebrated Hats S T I F F and S ILK, BEST MADE, SPRINGSTYLES Now^ on Sale DEW ENTER, the Hatter. Spring Suiting, Spring Pants, Spring Overcoating, 'The nicest, prettiest patterns ever shown, just received at JOS. S. CRAIG'S. Is all : that you.need when a perfectly plain proposition,is . made to you. Every "'man wants to be convinced that he is right before he. goes ahead and some'subjects will bear a good deal of discussion, hut the point I want to em- phasfze doesn't call for any waste of -words. The long and, short of it is that my stock of Summer Suitings is Superb, Some new things in light colored Suiting-s just in, Extreme good styles, See them. EEDFCED TO ASHES Fire Sweeps Away Valuable Property at Long Island City, Big Lumber Yards and Mills Destroyed—Many Acres Burned Over — Loss $750,000. A COSTLY BLAZE. YORK, May 7.—A fire broke out in the yard of the Export Lumber pom- pany, on Newton creek., at 11 o'clock Wednesday night and spread with great rapidity. .Over three acres of lumber were stored in the yard. The fire orgininated in Doncaster's iron foundry on Pidgeon street, Long Island City, and quickly spread until it • had taken in about five square blocks of territory covered with lumber yards and other business places. The foundry was soon destroyed, and the flames spread to the Burroughs lumber yard. The fire soon crossed to the hay and feed sheds of Clark & Sampson, the Whiting Lumber Company, on Newton creek, Hummell's stone yards and Tunis, Sims <fc Co. The fcre burned with almost incredible fierceness amid the masses of lumber and other inflammable material, and step by step the firemen were driven back. Next the vessels mcored to the docks on Newton creek were threatened. The flames had by this time spread to the lumber yards of McClave & Co., adjoining the Long Island railroad depot, and the yard of Macintosh, across Vernon avenue, near the Green Point bridge. The Clark & Simpson feed mills were burned and H. S. Whiting's retail lumber yard •was entirely consumed. . H. S. Burroughs' wholesale lumber yard in Newtown creek, adjoining- the export yard, was soon a mass of flames. The Simon Lumber Company's mill followed and was soon a total loss. All' the Standard Oil Company's fire tugs, and the entire Long Island city fire department, under Chief Casey, were on the scene and did good work. Mayor Gleason and the fire commissioners had personal charge and directed the movements of the firemen. The lumber yard of E. L. McClave, next to the depot, caught fire and was ; entirely consumed. So - intense was the heat from the enormous piles of burning lumber that the firemen were unable to get near enough to bring a stream to bear. Several of the firemen were terribly burned and one man was driven into Newton creek, all other means of escape being- cut off, and drowned. At an early- hour this morning the flames were got under controll The fire covered the entire lumber district of seven acres, or thirteen city blocks, which was almost entirely covered with lumber' piles. The loss will reach §750,000. Thousands of persons viewed the scene from either side of the , creek, watching anxiously the progress »f the flames, which a heavy wind materially aided. OTHEB FIKES. WISOKA, Minn., May 7. —Winona was visited by another disastrous fire Wednesday night, when the entire plant of the Schroth and Ahern Mill Company went up in flames. The mill, warehouse and three blocks of lumber were burned. The loss will approximate SIW.OOO. PHILADELPHIA, May 7,—Fire shortly after midnight destroyed the dwelling-, provision store and slaughter house of George Abrams, at Twenty-seventh street and Susquehanna avenuel Charles Miller, a journeyman butcher, who was sleeping in a loft over the store, was burned to death. The loss on the building is estimated at S15.000. KEADIK-Q, Pa., May 7.—Near Virgins- ville, this county, the dwelling- of Joha Klein, a farmer., was burned, together with its contents. Mr. Klain lost $562 in cash in the fire. It is supposed that the house was robbed and then set on fire'by burglars. CurcurSATi, May'. 7. — The tobacco •warehouse of F. W. Dohrman & Son, in Covington, Ky., near the suspension bridge, was completely destroyed by fire. The firm 'estimates the loss at $28,000. • THE TREATY WITH SPAIN. Coal, Petroleum, Machinery and lard to Be Admitted Free Into Cuba and Puerto KIoo and the Duty on Flour to Be Cat In Two. MABBIB, May 7.—The draft of tile treaty of commerce between Spain and the United States was sent to the Spanish minister at Washington last week with instructions to sign it immediately. It is expected, the necessary signatures will b'e appended by the end of this week. Although the Spanish government maintains the utmost reserve iix regard to. the treaty, even; refusing to • communicate it to the Cuban deputies, information from a reliable source confirms the : report that coal, petroleum, machinery and iats will be admitted free into Cuba and Puerto Eico and the present duty on flour will be reduced one-half in .exchange for the free admission into the United States of sugar. cotfee and cocoa. The deputies from Castile, contirfue to: oppose the treaty on the ground that it will render it impossible for Spanish flour to compete with American flour in the Spanish Antilles; but they cannot demand a vote upon the treaty, as the government has power to sign it without obtaining special authority from the chambers. MR. JACQUES' ADVENTURE. Not a Serious Sufferer by His Kxperiuiioi with tlie Florence Mob. BOSTON, May 7.—Mr. W. E. Kussell, of Newton, has received a cablegram from Florence stating that the first report of the injuries of Mr. Jacques and a member of his family have been very much fixag-g-erated, and that they were not seriously hurt What provoked the assault was not indicated in the cable message. Dorninick Maggi, president of the Boston Italian and Republican club, says that he feels sure that this could be the work Only of the hoodlum and hot-blooded element. Such an attack on innocent Americans would not, he knew, have the slightest sympathy among' educated Italians, either in the mother country or here in America's Italian colonies. All Italians in Boston are invited to attend a mass meeting at Fanueil hall Friday nig-ht which it is announced is for the purpose of forming a society for the elevation of the poorer and ignorant class of Italians, whom it is 'proposed to teach respect for and obedience to the laws of this country. The projectors also state-that in time they will ask the city to make laws to prohibit rag. and garbage picking, hand organ playing, etc.,.-which are chiefly carried on by Italians. ' THEY WILL BE RECOINED. Disposition of the 7,000,000 Trade Dollars Which Were Redeemed by the Government. NEW YORK, May 7.—When the gov ernment redeemed the trade dollars it accumulated 7,000,000 of them. Nearly one-half of them were sent to the assay office in New York to be melted' and converted into bars and the remainder went to the mint at Philadelphia for the same-purpose, i'or the last tw$ days the United States Express Company has been taking the bars away. They are sent by order of the secretary of the treasury to the mint in New Orleans. The secretary ' has authority to have silver recoined into dollars or subsidiary pieces. The understanding is that the silver is to be coined. The express company is removing about 8250,000 worth of silver a day, and it will take at this rate over two weeks to clear the assay office. The silver at the Philadelphia mint, it is supposed, will be coined there. The silver can be coined at no greatly increased expense to the government, as work is now light at the •mints and the regular forcesTiave'to'b'e" 'kept employed. .'• . ILLINOIS MINING STATISTICS. Co»l Valued at S12,883,936 Uncovered During: One Year. SPRINGFIELD, 111., May 7.—The statistics of coal production in Illinois during the year ending July 1, 1S90, are contained in the annual report of Col. John S. Lord, secretary of the state bureau of .labor statistics, which will be issued in a few days. The report shows the value of the coal raised in Illinois during the year to be $13,882,938. The aggregate tonnage was 12,038,364 of the average value of a fraction orer 51.01 a ton. Over 28,500 people were employed and the average number of working days was 203}£. The fatalities numbered 58, leaving as many widows and 75 fatherless children. There were 176 new openings and 94 old ones were abandoned. The output was increased but the average price per ton was lower, and the average price paid for mining declined from 73 cents a ton to BS cents a ton. KNOTTY PROBLEMS. Secretary Blalne Ha« a Xuinber of Them on Hand for Solution. WASHINGTON, May 7.—There is a vast accumulation of matters requiring at tentioa from the state department just now, and Secretary Elaine will probably be a very busy man during the summer. The recent events in the Chilian, situation have added ;to the com. plexity of affairs, and there is now a long docket of unsolved diplomatic problems as follows: The Italian and Behring sea complications, the Canadian reciprocity and Newfoundland fisheries negotiations, the Chilian troubles, the Spanish agreement, the Venezuelan treaty, the Haytian coaling station, the refusal of China to receive our minister, the trouble over the failure of a consulate. Victoria to toast the queen, and quite a number of minor matters including the claim of the Barrundia family. No I-Ives Lost. MUNCIE, Ind., May 7.—No lives were Lost by the burning of the county in- Eirmary on Wednesday. Oue old man after being .carried out ' dashed into the burning building and jould not be rescued until placed in a barrel. Superintendent- Watson's son, who was in bed sick with a fever, and one of the inmates will: .ikely die from exposure. The loss is about 310,000, with' 33,000 insurance. Sad regulation of. natural gas caused the fire. •- - ___' ' SAN FRANCISCO, May 7.—TJae steamship Helgic has arrived from China and Japan, bringing- the remains of the late United States minister, John F. Swift, who died in. Yokohama in March last Bun Over and KMctl. MILWAUKEE, May 7.—Mrs. Catharine Pimpl,' aged 11 years, was run over by a brewery wagon on , Eleventh .street. She died in three hours. Both her legs were crushed. HOSIERY SALE. We have placed on Sale. 200 doz. full regular made:ladies 3 threaded hose at 25 cents per pair . • 75 doz. the finest inaeo cotten (Egyptian) at 30 cents per pair. 150 doz. Boys and Girls French ribbed extra length hose 2 pair for 25 cents. These goods are all from the celebrated H E R M S D O R F Dye vroik-y Germany and are absolutely fast blark, and will'not crock. Get your suply of hose for the- Summer to-morrow at our Special Sale. WILER & WISE Always Here With the largest stock, lowest prices, most reliable, -best-watch--work done -in the city. Try my rainbow pebble spectacles the only perfect lens made. 41O Broadway. D. A. HA UK. Tne Jeweler and Optician. Death! To Coekroaeft&sy fikts, ^ FISHER'S at Ben Fisher's; Drug;Sttfre, 311 Fourth St. - V * 1 FACIAL BLEMISHES. The Urgnt «iUMlihiii*nt In the mcatoftbv rld for , 128-pago oo (mull Skin »'idSeivlp Aff»t> nd their TrenUnent unt (ic»I«d> for iOc. * JOHN H. WOOBBTKT2V Woodbury's Facial Soap •* For Ihe Skin ud Scalp. ' * Prep»red br » Derm»tologi«t with » ymnf i experience. Highly indorsed by tbe Budi- cil profession; unequaled aa » remedy f«- I ecMmv scaldheid, 'oily skin, pimplw, B««» •worms, uRly complexion, eto. K-^— able 68 * toilet »rHol«, snd » «ur« pnnn»> ive of ill digoAsei of the elan *nd iw«lp. , At DruggistBOr by mail. Prlo« 50o. For Sale by^Bpn^FisherA Druggist, v ir JOHNSTON BROS. "The Comer Drug Store. Johnston Bros, have removed to the • / • • Cor. oC 4th and Broadway; • ' ,. j *' ; \ "' / \ (Strecker Building,) /' '. ' - 'V .-•"'A Full and Complete Line of DRUGS ON HAND PRESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY COMPOUNDED.