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THE REPUBLICAN. *»nt»lU««»*. IOWA. ALGONA. Epitome of the Week, At Michigan City, lad., Mrs. Carolina , aged 73 y&ft, fcdttttnttted sulcld* on the 9th b# taking «at poison. Fatally NEWS COMPILATION. CONGRESSIONAL. » ON the 8th the conference report on the silver Mil was discussed In the Senate, and petitions were presented from many States praying for an acknowledgement of Almighty God and the Christian religion in the constitution of the United States. Memorial exercises were held i& respect to the memory of the late Representative 8. S. Cox, of New York.... In the House the Senate amendments to the House bill for the admission of the State of Wyoming were concurred In. The Mississippi contested election cases were decided in favor of Messrs. Catohlngs and Hooker, Democrats. A bill was introduced to establish public schools in Now Mexico, and the bill giving army nurses a pen* Bion of 119 a month was favorably reported. THE sundry civil appropriation bill (131,841,680) was reported In the Senate on the 9th and the silver bill was further discussed. The presiding officer (Senator Ingalls) announced his •ignature to the bill for the admission of Wyoming as a State .... In the House a resolution was adopted calling for information on the negotiations between Great Britain and the United States on the Behrlng sea question. A favorable report was made on the bill appropriating 150, Wlora public building at Wausau, Wls. THE Senate adopted the conference report on the silver bill on the 10th by a vote at SO to 26. . . . In the House the journal was approved, after a long discussion, by a vote of 103 to 81. The conference reports on the diplomatic and consular and the agricultural appropriations bills were adopted and the land grant forfeiture bill was further considered. A concurrent resolution was introduced providing that the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House be authorized to close .the present session of the Fifty-first Congress .by adjourning their respective houses the 31st day of July, 1890, at 2 p. in. IN the Senate on the llth a resolution was in troduced calling for an international conference to establish a uniform standard between gold and silver. The bill to establish a United States land court was discussed.... In the House the conference report on the silver bill was presented, and a favorable report was made on a bill to revive the rank of the Lieutenant-General of the army. Arkansas ftefmbtfa&nB fttet in State convention at Little Botsk on the DOM£STIC. A TEBBIFIO wind-storm passed over Plattsburgh, N. Y., on the 8th, and several lives were lost and an immense amount of damage was done in a short time. A TORNADO passed over Catlin, III., on the 8th, doing great damage to growing crops. ADVICES of the 8th from tho recent cyclone at Fargo, N. D., and vicinity Bay that seven children named McCarthy, whose ages ranged from 3 to 19 years, were killed by the destruction of their father's house. A PORTION of the village of Winthrop, Me., was wrecked by a cyclone on the 8th and the wife of Chester H. Shaw was killed. A STORM broke over Meadville, Pa., on the*8th, and trees were blown down in all directions and the roads were blocked everywhere. The damage in the country was great. THE thermometer at New York on the 8th reached 100, the hottest for a number of years. Many persons were prostrated. THE Knights of Pythias opened their conclave at Milwaukee oa the 8th. The grand parade took place in the afternoon. THE United States Book Company, with a capital of $3,500,000, was incorporated at Trenton, N. J., on the 8th. IT was announced on the 8th that there were 117 deaths from sun-stroke in Chicago during the week ended on the 5th inst. ADVICES of the 8th say that at Day's Gap, Ala., Dr. John Monroe, while in- eane, killed his four children and then committed suicide. BY a vote of 68 to 81 the Louisiana lottery bill passed the House on the 8th over the Governor's veto. THE National Educational Association began its sessions at St. Paul on the 8th and the National Educational Council closed its meetings. WORD was received at New York on the 8th that R. E. Stafford and brother, millionaire bankers and cattle-ranch owners, had been murdered at Columbus, Tex. A AVIND-STORM on the 8th at Cleveland, O., caused damage estimated at (200,000. W. H. BABTLETT was arrested on the 8th charged with the embezzlement of 857,000 from the Morgan National Bank at Fort Morgan, Col., while he was cashier. JOHN FOSBEBO, a farmer who lived near Jamestown, N. D., was, with his wife and two children, killed by lightning on the 8th. AT Johnson City, Tex., a fight with knives occurred on the 9th between District Attorney W. W. Morton and ex- Sheriff Ruggles, and both men were fatally wounded. THE mercury at Mount Washington, N. J., marked 27 degrees above zero on the 9th, and ice formed in all exposed places. LUCINDA JACKSON, a beautiful girl of 19 years and a daughter of wealthy parents, committed suicide at Ironton, 0., on the 9th by eating matches. Disappointment in love was the cause. IT was announced on the 9th that all the tobacco warehouses in Cincinnati and Louisville had been purchased by • an Eastern syndicate for $1,100,000. FIVE men were killed in a collision on the Louisville & Nashville road on the 9th near Birmingham, Ala., and six others were fatally injured. JOHN STANSUEURY was hanged on the 9th at Fort Smith, Ark., for killing his wife last August DISPATCHES of the 9th say that the family of a Mr. Watson, consisting of bis wife, a baby 18 months old and a boy of 8 years, were burned to death in their home at Harmony, Ky., by an incendiary fire. PEUKY MONTGOMERY and his wife (colored) were found dead in bed on the 9th at Omaha, Neb., both having been *hot through the head. A CHILD of Charles Dodd, of South Bend, lad-, fell into a tub of boiling ftaroh on the 9tb and was literally boiled to death. THE little town of Boseville, Pa., was 4e*troye4 by fire on the 9th. trouble wa« tfoe cause. DtiRiNo a terrific storm on the 9th at Ball's Bluff, N. Y.,. nine men wew drowned. DURING a quarrel on the 9th in Chi' oago W. J. Rittamel fatally shot his wife and was in turn fatally shot by his son. Off the Oth the Judiciary committee of the Louisiana Senate declared that the Governor's veto of the lottery bill was without fight or authority. The report was adopted and the Senate re* turned the bill to the House. IN a race riot at Starr's mill-pond in Fayette County, Ga., on the 10th four negroes were killed and six wounded, two fatally. Eight white men were also shot, one fatally. A CARRIAGE was struck by a train at a railway crossing near Owego, N. Y., on the 10th, and Mrs. Cleveland, widow of ex-Sheriff Cleveland, of Tloga County, Mrs. James Shay and Mrs Avery Whitmarsh were killed. AT Concordia, Kan., some laborers while digging a cellar on the 10th ex oavated several pieces of sandstone which upon examination wore found to be filled with veins of virgin gold. Ix the Louisiana Legislature on the 10th the House adopted the resolution of the Senate declaring that the Governor had no power to veto the lottery bill by a vote of 61 to 27, and the promulgation of the bill was intrusted to the Secretary of State. The Legislature then adjourned sine die, PRESIDENT HARRISON on the afternoon of tho 10th approved the act for the admission of Wyoming as a State of the' Union. THE National crop report on the 10th gave the condition of wheat as 76.2, against 78.1 last month. AT Warsaw, Ind., Mrs. William C. Gordon, a wealthy widow, and William C. Evers, a young man about the house were fatally burned on the ICth by an explosion of a gasoline stove. ON the 10th 120 Mormons arrived in New York en route for Utah. ONE of Brooks, Waterfield & Co.'s tobacco warehouses at Cincinnati was burned on the 10th, causing a loss of $135,000. Every business house except one at Calloa, Mo., was destroyed by fire on the 10th. AT a meeting of the supreme lodge of the Knights of Pythias in Milwaukee on the 10th George W. Shaw, of Eau Claire, Wis., was elected Supreme Chan cellor. THE Navy Department at Washington on the 10th ordered two war vessels to proceed to Central America to protect American interests and subjects in tho event of war between Salvador and Guatemala. THE centennial anniversary of Methodism in Boston was celebrated on the llth. BENJAMIN BUTTERWORTH, of Ohio, was on the llth elected secretary of the World's Columbian Exposition. AT Birmingham, Ala., Alf Cooper (colored) was hanged on the llth for the murder of Jeff Googer, and Edward D, Gallagher was executed at Vancouver, Wash., for the murder of Louis Mar last November. THE village of Ithaca, Mich., was visited by a disastrous fire on the llth, twenty-eight houses being destroyed. NEAR West Milton, N. H., Edwin Holt became suddenly insane on the llth and killed his father and fatally injured his mother. A BATTLE took place on the llth ^9- tween Mexicans and natives at Ysteta, Tex., in which over a dozen persons were killed. AN explosion on the big freight steamship Tioga on the river in Chicago on the llth killed fifteen men and injured eight THERE were 197 business failures in the United States during the seven days ended on the llth, against 178 the previous seven days. The total number of failures in tho United States from January 1 to date is 5,702, against 6,255 in a like portion of 1889. THE thirty-fourth annual convention of the National Educational Association in session on tho llth at St. Paul elected W. R. Garrett president and adjourned sine die, WHILE insane on tho llth Mrs. James Williams, living near Fair Haven, Vt, murdered her two children—a girl of 17 and a boy of 6—set fire to the house and cut her own throat Her husband was killed in his slate quarry two weeks ago. THE brewery of the Henry Miller Brewing Company at Philadelphia was burned on thelltb. Loss, $100,000. THE refinery of the Southern cottonseed oil mills near Atlanta, Ga., was burned on the llth. Loss, 8100,000, FINE destroyed the business portion of Lamar, Col., on the llth. THE American Institute of Instruction in session on the llth at Saratoga Springs, N. Y., passed resolutians favoring an educational exposition at Chicago at the time of the Columbian Exposition. Bth and formally "indorsed the .__ Union Labor ticket, headed by He>. N. B. Flzer for Governor. THE South Dakota Independent State eonvention in session at Huron on the 10th nominated a full State ticket headed by H, Li Louoks fdr Governor. The Congressional nominees are F. C. Zipp and A. A. Leavitt THE Virginia Republican State Com* mittee on the 10th advised members oi its party to refrain front voting under existing State election laws. GEOBGE D. PEBKINS was nominated for Congress on the loth by the Republicans , of the Eleventh Iowa district, and Owen Scott (Dem.) was nominated in the Fourteenth district of Illinois. M«s. HKNBY VAN DUSER and Mrs. Thomas Be ah an, who were Injured In the recent accident near Owejro, N. Y., where three ladles were killed, died on the llth. DAVID WALTON, an old Virginia slave, a resident of Pella, la., died on the llth at the age of 112 years. THOMAS C. MCCBEEBY, United States Senator from Kentucky from 1868 to 1879, died on the llth at his home in Owensboro in the 74th year of his age. IN the Sixteenth Ohio district the Democrats on the llth nominated John G. Warwick for Congress, and in the Third district of Minnesota ttie Farmers' Alliance nominated W. W. Gable. THE State convention of the Connecticut Prohibition party was on the llth called for Wednesday, August 13, at Hartford. FOREIGN. OWING to a financial crisis Uruguay on the 8th suspended specie payment for six months. THE Greenland seal and whale fishery was on tho 9th said to be almost a total failure, tho ice having interfered with the operations of the vessels engaged in that industry. DR. PETERS, the German explorer, reached the coast from the interior of Africa on the 9th. He was well. OVER 700 persons were killed by a cyclone in Arabia on the 9th, and immense damage was done to houses and plantations. THE Argentine republic on the 9th issued $100,000.000 in paper money to ease the financial strain. SILVER money to the amount of 810, 894,440 was coined by the British mint last year. NEWS was received on the 10th that Fort do France, a town of 15.000 inhabitants on the west coast of Martinique, French West Indies, had been almost totally destroyed by fire and that many lives were lost IT was asserted on the 10th that General Boulanger had asked the Government to pardon him and permit him to return to France. DISPATCHES of the 10th say that number of Armenian peasants at Ala- kiles who failed to pay their taxes were burned alive by Turkish Zaptiehs. ADVICES of the 10th say that a fire at Kirin, Japan, destroyed one-fifth of the city and caused a loss of $3,000,000. Ten lives were lost. THE cable connecting Bermuda with Canada and tho rest of the world was completed on the 10th. FLAMES on the llth destroyed 250 houses at Maidan, Russia, and 329 dwellings at Wassilkervo. At each place seven persons lost their lives. A FERRY landing at Dartmouth, N. S., collapsed on the llth when occupiet by a crowd of people, many of whom were thrown into the water, and mani lives were lost. ADVICES of the llth say that the cholera epidemic in Spain was steadily decreasing. BLOWN UP BY OIL, COM6S IN. PERSONAL AND POLITICAL. P. D. WIGGINGTON, who was the candidate of the American party for the Presidency in the last campaign, and who had served two terms in Congress from California, died at Oakland on the Bth. IN Washington on the 8th Brigadier- General Benjamin H. Urieson was placed on the retired list of the army. THOMAS L. MOXLEY, an old-time actor, died in Baltimore on the 8th. He was celebrated as a 'female impersonator, and was the original "Topsy" in "Uncle Tom's Cabin." GENERAL CLINTON B. FISK died at his residence in New York at 10:80 a. m. on the 9th in the 63d year of his age. He was for years identified with the Prohibition party and was its nominee for President in 1888. The following Congressional nominations were made on the 9th: Iowa, Second district, Bruce T. Seaman (Rep.); Third, D. B, Henderson (Rep.), renominated. Illinois, Eighth district, Lewis Stewart (Dem.). Vermont, First district, Henry Powers (Rep.). Hits. ELIZABETH WHITE died on the 9tb at Newburyport, Mass., aged 191 yews wad 7 moafaa. , ..wua-A LATER NEWS. IN the Unitod States Senate on the 12th the shipping bills wore passed and the tariff bill was taken up and made the "unfinished business." In the House the compromise silver bill was passed by a vote of 122 to 90. A petition of the National Division of the Sons of Temperance adopted at its forty-sixth annual session in favor of the "original package" bill was presented. ADVICES of the 13th say that thirty persons lost^their lives by therecentex- plosion on the steamer Tioga at Chicago. THE lumber-yard of H. T. Atkinson and the wall-paper factory of Carey Bros, at Philadelphia were burned on the 18th. Total loss, $600,000. HENRY M. STANLEY was married to Miss Dorothy Tennant in Westminster Abbey in London on the 13th. MRS. L. J. BIWKHKIM, her son an I Miss Tillie Brown were drowned on t.h3 li>th at Jacksonville, Fla,, by the oaj- sizing of a boat . MAJOR-GKNERAL JOHN C. FitKMONt, the "Pathfinder," died in Now York at 3:30 p. m. on the 13th, from peritonitis aged 77 years. He had been ill les than a week. General Fremont was tb first Republican candidate for the Pros idency, being nominated in Philade phia Juno 17, 185(5, but was defeated a the polls by James Buchanan. Th General leaves a wife, two sons and on daughter. TWO-THIRDS of the business portion Delano, Cal., was destroyed by fire oj the 13tb, the total loss being $100,000. STERLING COLLINS and Mrs. Eliza Gi};son, who were charged with immorality, were found murdered on the 12th in this Mulberry Gap (Tenn.) mountains. A WAGON containing fifteen persons was run into by a train at Baden, Cal,, on the 13th and six were killed. Pimm- CUMSTOCK, aged 60 years, shoi and killed his young wife, aged 19, on tho 13th at Henderson, Mich., and then killed himself. Jealousy caused the deed. THE thermometer reached 104 in the shade on tho 13th at Burlington, la, and 105 at Oman a. Neb. A CYCLONE on the 13th swept the shores of Lake Gervais, a summer re«sort near St Paul, Minn., ou whicl were a large number of cottages, leav ing death and devastation in its path. Eleven persons were killed outrigb and at least forty injured. The steame Sea Wing was struck by the storn} at Lake City and nearly 800 person were said to have been drowned. Grea damage was done to property. It w» estimated that tfee total Jo*# »t lite b; the »tor m would Ua en* m '• * fh« Inflammable CMfo ef th* hi* fttenm* ** tiftfft IgnlMft ttt Mi* t%M«l*ft Hold Whlt« »t Hec Dock In Chicago—A. Tec•> fte«s fixpiomtttt follow*, tli* tUwttit «*( Whieh Is tti« Lout of fifteen Uvon, th* Wounding of S&varkl P»f«0n« uud th* (talking of th* Ill-fated Craft, CHICAGO, July 18.—By & terrifis explosion that shook all the buildings In the center of the city and startled thousands of residents the stern of the magnificent freight steamer Tioga was blown out at t:8.ii o'clock Friday night and no less than ilftean men met instant death. Nine others were injured. There was a rush of steam and smoke, a cloud of shattered timbers, and the agonizing cries of those not killed who were unable to escape from the flames that at once began to eat up everything within reach of their awful fury. Thousands nocked to the docks of the Union Steamboat, Company, on the river back of Market street between Washington and Randolph, and the fire engines were soon in the vicinity doing good work to prevent the threatened complete loss of the big vessel. Theory differs as to the cause of. the explosion. Somfe claim that tho combustible cargo of oil stored in hold 5, directly aft the boilers, was the cause. Others claim that the water in the boilers had been allowed to run low and that they were unable to withstand the strain brought to bear upon them. There were, however, 150 barrels of oil stored in hold No. 5, and It appears from the testimony of those who escaped the wreck that this was the immediate cause of the explosion. At 7 o'clock .the porter, William Palmer, of Buffalo, descended into the hold with several lamps, which he placed about on the deck that the roustabouts might see to continue their work far into the night, as the vessel was to have left on her return trip to Buffalo this evening. No sooner had Palmer ascended to the upper deck aftor joking with the men below than the explosion came. It is believed that tho vapor from a few barrels of naphtha communicated with the light of tho lamps and did the fearful work. The noise of the explosion was hoard nearly a mile distant from the scene. Immediately following it came a shower of wood and iron thrown hundreds of feet into tho air, with here and ther-e the burned and mangled form of some human being plainly visible to the horrified spectators, and then falling into the murky waters of the river, probably never to be seen again. The main deck and promenade deck, together with the house work in the other park of the vessel, were rendered a mass of splintered wood and twisted iron. A sheet of flame wrapped the gigantic vessel from about amidship to tho stern, shooting a hundred feet into the air, lighting up the neighboring warehouses and shipping with a dull glow which only udded terror to the scene. When the first engines arrived their efforts, under the direction of Marshal Campion, Were directed toward checking the flamos, which were fast rushing toward the forward part of the vessel and threatening her with total destruction. From the depth of the vessel could be heard the roar of tho flames and the occasional explosion of a barrel of oil, while the forms of half a score of unfortunates penned into the fiery furnace could be soon writhing in agony and unable to escape. The sight was an awful one and the firemen who made heroic efforts to render assistance were steadily driven back from heir position. On the upper deck lay he unconscious forms of seven men vho wore hurled up from below by the orce of the explosion. The fire-engines poured tons of wator nto the burning vessel, the object bong to cause her to sink to the river's bottom, which is very shallow at this >oint. An hour of this work, aided by tho water rushing into a largo hole torn in .he bottom by the explosion, had ;ho desired effect, and the vessel slowly 'ound it resting-place in the bottom of ;he river, the water being level with ler main decks. The first body taken out was that of colored roustabout. It was found ranging partly over tho combing o£ the hatch leading into hold 5. Not a ves- iigo of the clothing remained, the body being burned almost to a crisp and twisted and distorted in a horrible shape. The face was entirely unrecognizable and the body was quickly removed to the morgue. The surviving members of the crew, under the command of Captain Phelps, and the truck companies, lowered themselves into the hold, and, supported by planks laid across the open hatchways, recovered four more bodies and carried them out to the dock. Two of these were white* men and two were colored, but they were so burned and distorted as to be unrecognizable. They were taken to the morgue and placed among the unknown dead. These were all the bodies recovered last night, 'but it is almost certain that the estimate of fifteen lives lost, as given above, is correct. T. T. Morford, local agent of the Union Steamboat Company, was found at his office at 11 o'clock writing a.com- plete telegraphic report of the disaster to the company headquarters at Buffalo. tit flam* of 6f Uh«l« tu Ch«fM«t«»t«tIi», dent Ifttu af tenwoft the act for the admisaiofl of Wyoming AS a State of the Union, tWyotntHS was the youngest 6* to* fttfrt. tortes, having been organized utitei' ttn act of tioftgress passed i iuiy 25, im. Its a*ea Is about 100,000 square miles, its breadth from east to west belftg S6& riilles and frota north to south W5 tmies. fhe general afltiear&noe of the country Is tnotmtaindua, with valleys, broad rolling Blates, sloping foot-hill* and bold blurts and buttes. The elevation ranges from 3,500 to 14,000 feet above the sea level. There are lofty mountain ranges covered with everlasting enow, deep canons and ele- MAP OS 1 WYOMING. c , rated plateaus forming natural parks, of-which 'the most celebrated is the Yellowstone Nation »1 Park. The present population of Wyoming Is estimated at from 60,000 to 75,000 whites. Tht^ Indians are all on reservations, are peaceful, and are being educated to mechanical and farm ing pursuits. Stoek raising Is the most Important industry. In 1888 the range stock numbered 8,000,000 cattle, 1,000,000 sheep and goats, and 100,000 mules and horses, all worth In round numbers 176,000,000. The grazing; lands represent about one-half tho area of the new State. The new State Is rich in minerals, 30,000 square miles of its surface being underlaid by coal-bearing strata alone. The out-put of coal In 1889 was 1,813,480 tons. Besides coal there are Iron, deposits of soda, sulphur, salt, slate, gypsum, copper, tin, mica, marble, sandstone, magnesia and other minerals. Both lode and placer gold mines abound. Extensive placer mines have been discovered during the lost year near the head of the Big Sandy river, and a company has been formed to construct a canal to work the mines by hydraulic methods. The oil fields are extensive, covering a belt .thirty miles wide and 800 miles long. Mineral springs of different kinds have been found in various sections, and some of them have become popular resorts. The farm products are alfalfa, from two to three cuttings a year and aggregating about five tons to the acre at a valve varying from $10 to $15 per ton, oats which ylejd from thirty-five to ninety bushels to the acre, wheat, which is gathered from thirty to fifty-five bushels to each acre of ground, and barley, an acre of •which yields about fifty bushels. Potatoes grow to perfection and ordinarily the crop from a single acru is from 500 to 800 bushels. The Union Pacific railroad traverses the southern border of the new State, and has several branch Hues to the north and south. There are schools wherever there are enough children to attend, and good teachers. Wyoming is larger than New England, and has more natural resources of all kinds. Its water power is unlimited, and the faeilities for munu- facturing industries are of the best. At^'tho present time there are ten organized counties in Wyoming. Cheyenne is the capital and the largest town.] GAINED FABULOUS WEALTH. The Tin Cap (Col.) DlHcovery Vastly Enriches a St. rouUmi—He Went Broke ' on Wheat In 1885. But Naw Owns Untold/Million*. ST. Louis, Mo., July 11.—On February 87,1885, a day familiarly known to local grain operators as "bLvck Friday," Mr. Benjamin W. Lewis, of this city, was hopefully bankrupt To-day he is the owner of what, if preliminary reports are verified, will prove to be one of the richest mines in the world, and one which has an estimated value of $187,000,000 for 1,000 feet. Mr. Lewis writes that if the vein holds out but one week, he will have all the wealth that a man an desire. Lewis was very rich once p tto the time of his failure, but nluckily was caught with 5,000,000 iushela of long wheat on the event- ul day when the market dropped nine ents. He was ruined with dozens of thers here and in Chicago, and friends ubscribed §60,000 to give him another tart in life. With this Lewis started tVest, located at Tin Cup, Col., and lost early every cent of the money in un- uoky mining investments. He was own to bis last dollar when this sec- >nd Galconda burst upon bis view. BIG DEAL AT CINCINNATI. Proctor & Gamble'g Soap Works Capitalized for SO.liOO.OOO. CINCINNATI, July 11.—During the last month one of the largest mercantile leals in the history of the city has been consummated and now for the first time made public. Prootor & Gamble's soap works are capitalized for $0,500,000. The deal was effected by Movehead, Irwin & Co., brokers, who, with two of, ;be largest New York banks, will landle $3,500,000 of stock, which is to offered to the American public exclusively. The remaining $3,000,000 will be retained by Proctor & Gamble, who will also have control of the works for five years. What In to Be Pone with Heligoland. BsitLiN, July 11.—Heligoland will be administered by a special imperial Commissary, dependent upon the Home U**i Ott SPAIN* J«ne 29,—Details con- the destruction jof the town of Fortde France, in the French Island at Martinique, have just reached us. On Sunday morning, June 22, & tele* gram waa received at St. Pierre, the- capital, announcing that a terrible iir» was raging in Fort de France, and requesting the services of men and. pumps. Starting in the middle of the Rue Blenac, the tire had reach* ed the Grande rue, and the Rufr St. Louis, and had destroyed every thing within a space of over 100" yards, up to the river Madame. Thfr palace of justice being threatened, and with it the northeast of the- town, the vital necessity of saving th» court-house was recognized, but theft tree t was narrow, there were no pumps and but little water, and the- people were tired out and disheartened after six hours of hopeless struggle with the flames, the heat from which was most intense. As a result they became disorganized and thought only of saving what personal effects they could. It was not until the wood-work of the president's office had caught fire that the- pumps arrived and organized measures were adopted by the comparatively fresh firemen from St. Pierre to save the buildings, which, after an hour's hard struggle, was accomplished. Meanwhile the cathedral was in. flames, and was soon a ruin, together with its magnificent organ. The panic now became general. Women and children were screaming and running hither and thither, and furniture .was being thrown out of the windows into the streets until they became almost impassable. At the last moment, He estimated the loss at from $15,000 to 835,000, The steamboat Tioga was built at Buffalo in 1886 by the Onion Dry-Dock Company for the Union Steamboat Company as a part of the Erie line's fleet She is 313 feet long, iiOfeetin the beam, and is of 2,085 gross tonnage and 1,744 net. Her depth is 14 feet. She cost when new $250,000. An Inttme fljwther Murder* Tyro 9' Her Children aiul Cuts Her Owu Turoitt. TROY, N. Y., July 12.—Mrs. James Williams, who resides about two wiles east 6f Fair Haven, Vti., murdered her two children, a girl 17 years old and a boy of 3, get are to the house and cut her own throat The terrible tragedy was enacted about 8 o'clock morning. One other child, a boy pf 15 years who was sleeping upstairs, ea oapsd with his life. She was undoubted ly insane. About two weefcs |go feufhand yaj killed »tHy4*vUle, MAP OF HELIGOLAND Office, until it is decided whether the new territory shall become a part of Germany or a part of Prussia. TOBACCO ABIAZE. The Buruluf of a Portion of the Glob* when it was too late, dynamite was employed to arrest the progress of the fire. Terrific explosions were heard, and wnole blocks of buildings were seen to fall, killing some and wounding many persons. The Pensionnat des Soeurs, the post and telegraph offices, and the Hotel. Bediat, though escaping at first, were now in flames, and at 5 p. m. 1,500 of the best houses in the town were burning. At night the fire had consumed every thing between the Rue de Fosse and the- sea, and between the Savane and th» River Madame. The .sight next morning was pitiful and harrowing in the extreme. The savanna was strewn with odds and ends, in the midst of whiph was camped a whole population suffering from hunger, thirst and cold, for near morning rain V had fallen, chilling to the bone those unfortunate people who had no other shelter than that afforded. by the trees. The steamer Energique, however, soon arrived from St. Pierre with twenty tons of food dispatched by the agents of the line. . ;s> vTh'e cause of -the flni'is attribxited by •some to kerosene and. by. some to a Dutch stove. In the opinion pf many had prompt measures been taken and the surrounding houses been blown up the town would have been saved. The loss is very considerable, 1,700 houses having been destroyed valued at 13,000,000 francs ($2,400,000) and furniture, . etc., valued at 3,000,000 f rants, in all a total of $3,000,000. It is impossible at this moment to tell the number of victims. T'.velve bodies have, however, been recovered, many charred beyond recognition, and others fearfully mutilated, Fifteen soldiers are receiving attention at the hospital, many of them seriously, and one, it is said, fatally wounded. The number of civilians wounded is considerable. Fully three-quarters of the town is destroyed as regards area, and seven-eighths of the people are homeless. To their credit, be it said, the various British West India Islands have promptly aided with grants of money their afflicted sister colony. THE CENSUS. Belief That the Return* from Mew York City Have Been "Padded "— Population at Other Large Cities— Our Total Population About 66,000,000. WASHINGTON, July 11.— It is probable that in the matter of population New York will be one of the most disappointed cities in the Union when the official returns to the census bureau are made kngwn. It is believed that the rough estimate made by the supervisors of New York, placing the population at 1,700,000, will be not less than 200,000 above the official returns. Chicago and Philadelphia are still nip and tuck for second place. The population of each will be in the neighborhood of 1,100,000. Brooklyn comes fourth with 800,000, St. Louis fifth with 448,000, Boston sixth with 437,000, and Baltimore seventh with 488,. 000, It is likely that Cincinnati will be eighth and San Francisco ninth. Strange as it way appear, the metropolis of the Pacific slope is hard pressed for the ninth position by the comparatively insiflrniflcwt town of Buffalo, N, Y. Buffalo's increase in the last ten years has been phenomenal, and it is by no means improbable thai it has outstripped San Francisco. It is probable this census will show that the rate of increase among the blacks in the South has been much less than among the whites. The census bu* reau is now enumerating the returns at the rate of 1,000,000 names a day. It i^ now believed that the population of the United States will reach eq, 000,000, Qa this basis it will take at least sixty days to complete the entire count. As the count was begun more tha& two weeks $go, it will be concluded about September 1. of 9|3Q,QOO. CISCINNATi» July IL-rTbe smaller ol the buildings known aa the Globe ware* houses, belonging to Brooks, Waterfield & Co., was, with all its contents, tpl&Uy destroyed Thursday oigb^ the loss being Sl^OQO. Tobacco in the cellar of the larger warehouse belonging to the same Aim w»» damaged by water to the extent of $5,00ft * ' ?»e» pond |n w the 0a,, July riot occurred at Starr's mill Fayette County ftt 3 o'clock afternoon. Four negroes were killed. and six wounded, two of whora ave w»* ported dying. Eight white* wwe ?hot,b4it. it U thought only one ojf them fa t»Uj, eighteen in #11 *|Hs«l #Q& A d w eiilJNf Wtee o» the word* with ftf

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