The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on May 6, 1891 · Page 6
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has 40,215 physicians, but they Ifete unable to cope with the cholera year, for of 4h,000 cases 81,500 proved fatal. UfiWS*A£KR LAWS. i who takes thepftperreBiilarly romce. whether directed to hu name or .——- IK Ittbgortber or not, 18 responsible for the pay. nrti h*«s decided thdt refusing to take 6M (Mid periodicals from the postofflce. or a and leftvW them iinenllert lor it prlma aence of INTENTIONAL FIIAUD. in that 1 IT is said that England has more fromen workers in proportion to her population than any other country, 12 filer cent, of the industrial classes being Women. .. MRS. KOCH, the wife of the famoui fterman specialist, has the entire charge Sf her husband's immense correspondence, and performs her duties as secretary very successfully. ;•' IT is said that the large bananas, Mich as are shipped to us, are seldom eaten in Cuba, being considered too -«oarse. A very small banana, which is fc favorite fruit there, never reaches us, • feeing too tender for shipment. IOWA STATE NEWS, THK inventor of the Maxim gun is devoting his attention to flying machines. Ke makes the somewhat astounding Statement that he has obtained one- horse power from a motor weighing only six pounds, and that this will sup port 133 pounds in the air. MANY GOING CRAZY. Alarming Increase of Insanity in th« Kuril! Districts of Iowa. _ Assistant Secretary Andrews, of the state board of health, has prepared an interesting table of the number of cases of insanity within the state and the alarm- in<r growth of the malady, especially amain* the people living in the rural districts. In .June, 1889, there were at Mount Pleasant 428 males and 886 females, a total of "<M. At Independence there, were 890 males and 870 females, a total of 700. At this | young time the Clarinda hospital was not open. Up to March 3, 1800, there were at Independence 439 males, 38-1 females; ti total of 823. At Mount Pleasant there were 350 males, 44.8 females, a total of i; while at Clarinda there were 307 males. This gives a grand total of I, for 1889, with 1,940 for 1890, which is an alarming increase. Dr. Andrews says that the increase is larger in the rural districts, among farmers, and especially so among their wives and daughters. He is u-nable to account for it unless it is that the humdrum, hard-working, pleasiire-ignoring lives they lead is to blame. TN Prussia it has been recommended to abolish the use of gunpowder and Other slow explosives in fiery mines, but that dynamite should be used, provided the proportion of firedamp present does not surpass the safety limit, as ahowo by the safety lamp. THE International Rose Fair in Germany in June will be an interesting event. The exhibition will include rose collections from every land where the flower nourishes. U. S. florists have developed some remarkably beautiful varieties in the last few years. GAINED HIS FREEDOM. A Farmer After Two Trials Is Acquitted of Murder. Lawson J. Baldwin, on trial at Fairfield for the murder of Mattie Rodabaugh, has -been acquitted. The trial was before Judge Burton, who had before heard the case and sentenced him to the penitentiary, where he served part of his sentence. Mattie Rodabaugh died July 8, 1885, from the effects of an attempt to hide her condition. Baldwin was accused of her murder, and in 1888 was convicted _ and sentenced to ten years in the penitentiary. In 1889 the supreme court re! RUPINT will have to pay thirty-seven and one-half cents a word for that 2,500- word letter from Mr. Blaine, that being the cable rates to Rome. If Italy keeps up this sort of conversational luxury, she'll have to mortgage some of her ironolads to pay the cable tolls. GEORGE TV. CUILDS avows himself one of those who believe it a mistake to put off being generous until after one is dead. "In the first place," he says, "you lose the pleasure of witnessing the good that you may do, and, again, no one can administer your gifts for you as well as you can do it for your- Belf." ..._ on the ground that the dying woman s testimony was inadmissible, and the second trial, which acquits Baldwin, is the result. The dead woman was the daughter of a rich Van IJuren county fanner, and Baldwin was also a rich farmer, but has been bankrupted by the trials. IT has been discovered that the act of Jhe late Kansas legislature prohibiting ,-,.,• i * 0 ^ the alien ownership of land is unconsti- drink, and when their supply was ex- .L...L: ! «.„ jwn™;— ...^f^v, n f tho ' hnnsted they took their war clubs A Fatal Kpitleinic. A fatal epidemic in regard to the nature of which physicians differ was racing at Pclla. Five persons had died, including a professor in the university and the wife of the superintendent of schools. Half the • town was under quarantine and the greatest apprehension prevailed. The local practitioners pronounced it grip, but the state board of health declared that it was due to use of impure water, the wells being contaminated. _ Indians Kim a Town. The Indians with the Kickapoo Medicine Company made things lively at Sheffield. They were crazed with A SAD FATE. nu Explosion In A Fireworks in Now Vork font OlrU tose NEW YottK, May 2.—An fexploslon oi Bowder in a little brie-story structure in the rear of the building at 903 Union avenue, near One Hundred and Sixty- second street, caused' the death of• four persons Friday and severely injured another. There were two small buildings back of 902, both occupied by George Kreamer. a manufacturer of fireworks, who lived over the store ; "in the front building. Kreamer employed about a dozen girls and two or three boys. Just before 3 o'clock in the afternoon there was a flash in one of the buildings, in which there were at the time six or seven persons. Three of tho girls were stunned and blinded by the explosion and almost in a moment were burned to death. They were: Lillic Hammond, 19 years old: Mary Lynch, 17 years old; Jennie llarpley,' IT years old. Oftc little girl, Lottie Horn, aged 14, the daughter of, a saloon keeper at 043 Washington avenue was so severely burned that she died about six hours after the accident. George Kreamer, the proprietor of_ the place, was severely, but it is believed not dangerously burned about the arms and head. The fire itself was of little account. The flames were quickly extinguished, and as soon as possible the bodies of the girls were taken out of the ruins. It vras only after the most careful ex- njniuation that the bodies were identified, although it -tfas known which of the girls at work in the place had been killed. Their faces were disfigured beyond recognition and the identification was finally completed by the aid of scraps of clothing and small articles of jewelry that were recognized by the victims' families. Kreamer could give no explanation o"f how the explosion was caused. He manufactures small fireworks and did not keep a large quantity of powder on hand. By the people living in the neighborhood different theories were advanced, tne most plausible befcig that a match had in some way been carelessly dropped upon a pile of loose powder DIDN tutional, the following section of the | hausted they ,„+>,„ bill of rights squarely interdicting such ; and knives and proceeded to do up the a law; "No distinction shall ever be ; made between citizens and aliens in j reference to the purchase, enjoyment and citizens control them "OLD HUTCH" FOUND. or descent of property." MAHK TWAIN hates reporters and autograph fiends with a hatred that is truly deadly. He refuses to see the former, and makes the latter regret making requests for his signature. He does his writing in summer, shutting Himself in his study from morning until late at night, and to disturb him while .at his work is high treason. the year 1890 the United States exported to Canada goods to the -value of $60,449,366, and imported from that country to the value of $39,042,9TT, the balance in favor of the United States being $31,400,389. Mexico buys from the United States more than $20,000,000 worth of goods each year, or more than three times as much as she buys from any other cow try. IT is proposed to drive a tunnel into the very crater of Popocatapetl, and to build from the mouth of the tunnel a railway to connect with the mteroceanic road at Ameacameca. The parties who are negotiating with the owner of the town. The authorities were utterly unable to and assistance was sent for from Hampton. Peace was finally restored, No one was. seriously hurt. An Acquittal at Last. Robert Perigo shot and killed John Hidinger in May, 18S3, at Creston, in a fight over the ownership of a dog. Perigo was first convicted of murder, but the supreme court gave him a new trial. On change of venue one jury disagreed and another convicted him of manslaughter. The supreme court reversed the case, and the final trial has resulted in an acquittal. New Trotting Association A driving and racing association has been organized at Emmetsburg, and two meetings will be held this season. The first will take place in 3\\\y, and p\irses to the amount of SI, 000 will be hung up for the trotters and runners. TheVack and buildings will be put in first-class shape at once^ Poisoned from an Old Well. Laborers at Gilbert Hedge & Co.'s lumber yards at Burlington drank freely of water from an old well in the i vicinity and as a result of poison from I sewage five of them were ± • 1 ' HG\Vit l '*3 live wj. uiiv*i** ,,~-~ ilt-tlLl t* volcano are said to represent a rich , "^ others were np t expected to live. French syndicate, who expect to get at least 100,000 tons of sulphur annually from the very bowels of the old Mexican land- Ji ark. IT ib said that the granite mass quarried by the Bodwell Granite Co., at ( Vinal Haven, was the largest ever quar- | NBWH in JJrinf. J. S. Clarkson has sold his interest in the Ues Moines Register for $85,000, Theodore Brown, a noted crook, died at Council Bluffs. Many dark deeds were credited to his account. Mayor Duncan, of Burlington, ha: The Famous Chicago Speculator Is »* Evansvllle, Intl. — Why He I.el't Chicago—He Starts Home, But Leaves the Train at Torre Haute. EVANSVILLE, Ind., May 2.—B. P. Hutchinson, the missing board of trade man of Chicago, is now in the custody of the chief of police, who is awatiing instruction from Mr. Hutchinson's son, to whom a message has been sent. The old man was walking aimlessly about the streets when arrested and appears to be entirely unbalanced in his mind. Mr. Hutchinson says that the reason he left Chicago was because his son was taking steps to have him sent to an insane asylum. He does not think he is insane, and he certainly is not violent or unreasonable, but several parties who have known him in Chicago are satisfied that his mind is not right. He says that in the last three months he has lost over §3,000,000 and blames his son for his losses, saying that if he had been let alone he would have come out all right. He also says that his deals now on ' hand, if properly manipulated, will bring him a profit of $500,000. He seems to have sufficient money with him for all his wants. He claims that all the business he has ever transacted was legitimate and that he- lias never made a business promise that he has not carried out or given a good reason for not doing it. He says he is far from being a pauper yet. The chief of police telegraphed to his son, C. L. Hutchinson, in Chicago, asking what to do with the captive and received a reply to release him, but to- keep an eye on him and report his. movements to'Pinkerton, who had the case in charge. TERKE HAUTK, Ind., May 3.—'"Old Hutch" arrived here Friday night from Evansville. He left the train here, although he had a, through ticket for Chicago. An effort was made to have him reboard the train but he refused and started np town in a cab. No trace has been found of him since. THE DIRECT TAX. ••Old Hutch," thtf Noted ChlenRO Speed* tutor, Snadetiiy Sktpti^tt* f* Kiiown ttt Have Gone South—The Great Operator t>ementca« and Recent louses Havo Practically Ruined Him—However, Ilia Frlnnds say He Can l*ay All Debts. CHICAGO, April 30. —B. P. Hutchinson, the veteran wheat speculator, known the country over as "Old Hutch," has been missing since Tuesday evening, at which time he bid a friend good-by and said he would never be seen again. He has many heavy open trades, and the many rumors circulated in regard to his disappearance have greatly disturbed the market. His son, Charles L. Hutch inson, president of the Corn Exchange bank, and ex-president of the Board of Trade, says his father has been mentally unsound for two years. A few months ago it was reported that Mr, Hutchinson's fortune had been almost entirely dissipated in speculation. At that time a number of Mr. Hutchinson's friends and his eon tried to induce the old gentleman to give up speculation and lead a quiet life, but their efforts met with no success. It is reported in certain circles that unfortunate "plunging" has caused his disappearance, and that his liabilities will reach away up into the millions! When asked if his father had failed, his son, Isaac Hutchinson, said: Father has been demented for some time. Affairs on the board have been going against him. We have hoped that he would be able to tide over, but things have gone from bad to worse and it is no use. I came down here this morning and found that father had not made his appearance. I knew then that trouble was in store. I admit that he has suspended business. His outstanding accounts amount to some $3,500,000 in open trades alone. But he will pay dollar for dollar. However, I do not think he will ever resume business." Homer D. Russell, of the commission firm of Russell & Barrel I, said Wednesday afternoon: "Mr. Hutcjilnso.-i has bought and sold through us during tho last few months 1,000,000 bushels each or wheat and corn. In these transactions he lost not more than $5,000. I estimate his losses during the last fourteen months at not loss than $2,000,000. Tho largest amount lost by him in one deal was SiSO.OOO, when he acted as the Chicago broker for Sawyer & Wallace when they attempted to corner pork. Since then his losses have been very heavy, although his present financial condition, in my opinion, has been grossly exaggerated We place his obligations at $350.000 and his available assets at $2150,000, roiiru.sent- inga net loss of $100.000. I am informed that about four months ago he settled $600,000 on his wife and youngest son, retaining for his own use about frSOO.DOO, all of which I believe he has lost since that time." Dispatches from Evansville, Ind., and Nashville, Tenn., state that Mr. Hutchinson had been recognized while passing through those cities on a south- bo°ind train. It is known on leaving Chicago he purchased a ticket for Pensacola, Fla. The announcement of the great speculator's disappearance and probable failure created a flurry on the board of trade Wednesday morning, and the market suffered a decided decline. Later, on assurances from members of his family that his affairs wer* all right, the market became easier. thousnnrta of A«w* ot Valuable TlmWW ..„ ..-.. ?: — - f t +»*,»•- tnntl In N*>Vf ifofiiey SWetifc by J?lre-» the iBlftht^Hon* Movement tot the l»fW £™" fal t ^ l)( , C rntmmtTBO Auril39.-f he national dnced to AMics. e*ecuS!eboard S! the United Mine Pi*x«A*tviu* N. J., May l.-Tn« Setn^^^^ ^ xt. TTUJ/MWino WnrltPTs of vicinity of Conovertown and PortRepub- addrcos to the United Mine Workers ol viun y henvena were illuminated America has been issued: He, ana ^™ f*^ In the morning ••VBTTnwMisttns- From th« time that mln- like noonday. in *"«> "" » ing'becaZ "."5d«i?of importance.within the pines in the neigh ^* *°° k *J the boundary of tho United States tho ques- f rom a Spark from an engine, me tiouof shortening the hours of labor has existed . westerly wind fanned the blaze In tho minds of the thinking men of our trade. I * - -•> L~ *i.-. laws of evolution and by a By the natural practice and exercise of manly patience and by a suppression of personal prejudice on the part of the miners of the country during the last two years we had arrived at the stage in organization at our last annual convention when every friend of the miners throughout the whole laud believed that this great reform- viz.: eight hours—was within our easy grasp, and steps wore taken by resolution and otherwise to inaugurate the system. "Since that time the world has been startled by one of the most awe-inspiring strikes In the annals ot our trade. The coke workers of the Connellsvlllo region for the last twelve weeks have been the participants in a battle waged by organized capital against organized labor which can only be termed the gory pvecur- sor of the seemingly inevitable strife between the two forces in a general and more comprehensive manner. While the men, women and children of this region have been the victims of the sheriff's writs and his deputies' Winchesters, and while they are now threatened with the still more cowardly and ried. It may be the largest granite T ^ u d i smis sed his 810,000 libel J ,,,1'l,....4-*i4-I?«-inltin/i I'"* i " i. J mass ever quarried, but at Baalbec, in fiyria, the traveler sees at the quarry, nearly ready to be moved from the pillars that support it, a stone 71x14x13 feet, containing 13,932 cubic feet, whereas the Vinal Haven stone, if the size at the base continued to the top, would contain but 11,500 cubic feet. suit against the Burlington Huwkeye. An effort was being made to have the old and new towns at Sioux Center incorporated as one. The Johnson niftier works at Ottumwa have been enlarged and now give employment to 5:J5 people. *'A SNAIL'S pace" need not be used any longer as a term more or less indefinite, i By an interesting experiment at the Florence Polytechnic institute a few j days ago the pace was ascertained exactly and reduced to figures, which now may be used by persons who favor the use of exact terms. A half dozen of the mollusks were permitted to crawl between two points ten feet apart, and from this the average pace was ascertained. In working the calculation into feet, yards, rods, furlongs and miles it was found that it would taice a snail exactly fourteen days to crawl a mlle - == =^~- , The capitol dome at Washington is the only considerable dome of iron in the world. It is a vast hollow sphere •weighing 8,000,300 pounds, more than 4 000 tons, or the weight of 70,000 men. On the very top of the dome the allegorical figure' "America," weighing 13,965 pounds, lifts its proud head high in air. The pressure of this dome and figure upon the piers and pillars is 14,447 pounds to the square foot. It would, however, require a pressure of ?65,380 pounds to the square foot to crush tte supports of the flome. The ispetof this immense dome was Uttlo Sam Montgomery was sentenced at Keokuk to five years in the penitentiary for attempted murder. Eugene Phelps stole a horse from Peter Finerty at Montrose. lie is now in jail at Carthage, 111. The grip is raging at Ottumwa. The Iowa C-hautauqua will meet Coif ax July 4. A locomotive engine set fire to 800 tons of straw at the Lyons paper mill and the loss was tot^i- The residence of Dr. E. L. Hazen, a Davenport, was burned, and his iuvalit mother, aged 94, was carried out of an upper story in the face of the flame and saved.' Loss, $7,000. George Reifsteek shot and killed S. Hansen near Le Mar.*. The men ha quarreled. While Minnie Coppers, a well-known Fort Madison young lady, was returning home from church, walking & few rods behind her mother and alone, some unknown ruffian struck her two hard blows on the head and escaped. No cause for the assault is known. W. A. Antrim, of Charter Oak, purchased a horse from a stranger for $40. and suspicious that all was not right had the fellow arrested. His suspicions were correct, as it was afterward ascpr tained that the fellow had stolen xh.< horse from a farmer neav Woodbine. List of tho States aiul Territories Itelm- bursoit mid tlie Amounts Received by Kuch. WASHINGTON. May a.—The following ayment has been made by the treus- j ry department up to April 30 on the j c't of March d, 1891, to reimburse the ' tates and territories the amount of the '. irect tax levied under the act of August 5, 18(U: Arkansas, §156,^73; California, &WS,17; Colorado, $-23,190; Delaware, £70,7:2; Illinois, §95(5,7(51; Indiana, $719,144; \ansas, 8M.983; Maine, §o57,70:?.; Massa- chusctts, ?li9l5,10S; Michigan, SWO.H05; Minnesota, §88,934; Missouri, §04(5,9r)8; New Hampshire, $181,891; New Jersey, «iSS3,015; .New York, $3,3i:3,:wi; North Carolina, $:J77,830; Ohio, $1,!J:-!3,030; Tennessee, §893,013; total,J?9,383,030. BLAIR RECALLED. \Vhilo E" Route for China the minister Is Requested to Return to Washington— What He Has to Say. CHICAGO, April 80.—Ex-United States Senator Henry W. Blair, who arrived at the Auditorium Wednesday morning en route to China, will return to Washington to-day. At 8 o'clock p. in. he received a dispatch from Secretary Bl uine containing a request to that effect. Mr. Blair did not appear at all unpleasantly affected by the change in his plans, which was however something of a surprise to him. During the day Mr. Blair said to an interviewer: "1 don't see that there could be any grounds for objection to my filling the office of minister to Chiniv. Tt is well known that I have always been opposed to the Mpn- gollan immigration to this country. My record in the senate was on that line of principle. And I am of the same opinion today—I think it best to keep the Chinese out of this country. Yet I have never said or done anything disrespectful toward the Chinese empire. As a nation I have always entertained high respect for that country. My individual views as to Chinese immigration to this country is a different matter altogether. There seems to be a great many people in the country of tho same opinion as I atn in regard to-the Chinese immigration, anyway." WASHINGTON, April 3ft.—The unwillingness of the Chinese government to receive Minister Blair caused little comment in official circles. It is expected that he will return to Washington to await some word from President Harrison. The belief that Mr. Blair will be given the mission to Japan grows, • though in the diplomatic shifting about ! he may in the end get a European post. 3U1 i Shot Three 1'ei-sons. KANSAS CITY, Mo., May a.— Basco Dorrel, a miner, and John. Finn, a saloonkeeper, of Fleming, Mo., became engaged in a quarrel at the house of Thomas Stewart near Richmond, Mo., Wednesday night, when Dorrel began shooting. Finn and Thomas Cooper, u young bystander, were both killed and Mrs. Stewart was badly wounded. Dorvel escaped, BEFORE THE COURTS. Two BOYS are helcl for trial in New York upon the charge of stealing three cents. A MAN has been arrested at Gate City, Wash., for stealing a sawmill and carting it twenty miles. THE county jail at Somervillc, JN. J., was entered by burglars the other night and a pocketbook stolen. ••* A- SUIT about a calf in Texas has re- eulted in wiping out all the parties involved except the calf. One of the litigants shot the other and the sheriff the survivor in trying to Arrest Tte call was vaJie4 8* ffr His Life Spared. COIAIMHUS, O., April at).— Isaac Smith, the Pike county murderer, has at last escaped the gallows. Gov. Campbell has announced his final decision in the case. Smith's sentence, by the decision, is commuted to life imprisonment in the penitentiary. Smith's case has no parallel. Nine times was the day for his death appointed, and as many times was the course of the law averted. He was received at the penitentiary May 8, 1889. The first day set for his execution was August 33, 1880. The sentence was suspended by the supreme court August 18, 1889, and again fixed by the same tribunal for March 7, 1890. The governor then suspended the sentence from time to still more unscrupulous methods of the dastardly Plnkertons, It has been the duty of the United Mine WorkeM to render to those people all the financial assistance possible and compatible with the laws of our organization. Therefore it la unnecessary that we should say that the funds which under other circumstances would have been available for our purpose on the 1st of May have been very materially reduced. "As the custodians of tho interests of the people who have placed us in the positions which we occupy we positively though reluctantly refuse, with our eyes open and with a full and complete knowledge of the situation to jeopardize those Interests, and will not be responsible for the accompanying sufferings and sacrifices of a strike to our constituents and their families. "We appreciate fully the boldness ol tma step. Wo realize the disappointment to thousands of our friends, but realizing that discretion is the better part of valor and that the good general, rather than lead his army headlong to disaster, prefers to make an honorable retreat, we take the latter course, and if it can be called a retreat we prefer it rather than to have tho maledictions of our people after they have suffered for keeping back the truth from them, and have determined at the present time to continue the light in tho coko region with all our might and vigor We have, therefore, passed the following resolution and submil it to you with all candor, humility and respect: "H-soU'cd. That the eight-hour movement , he deferred for the time bcii.z und that Ibe time for action be left in the hunds of the na- | tional executive board and tho presidents ol ;be various districts." The executive board also makes an appeal to local assemblies and local unions for aid for the coke workers, whose battle they say must be fought to a victory. STOLE THOUSANDS. After tho Death of a New York Bank President It Is Discovered That Ke Is a Defaulter to the Extent of 8400.00O. NEW YOIIK, April 39.—An astonishing defalcation that will reach $400,000- was announced Tuesday in the Ninth national bank at No. 407 Broadway. The defalcation is charged to John T. Hill, the president of the bank, who died March 1. He was a trusted official, respected in all the financial world of New York, It has been learned that President Hill used his official position to take money from the bank to carry on speculations in Wall street, and that of the $>400,.000 missing from the bank nearly every dollar was lost in unfortunate ventures in the stock and grain market. President Hill had so carefully covered up his tracks when taking funds of the institution that only his death would have revealed the facts. He was the executor, with other New Brunswick (N. J.) business men, in several large estates. Whenever a regular customer of the bank borrowed money on collateral securities Hill would wait until the loan fell due. Then when it was paid by a check, which would cover both the money loaned and the interest for tbe use of it, he would pocket the checks given in payment and replace the collateral securities, which he had returned to the customer, with securities taken from the estates in New Brunswick of which, he was executor. Thus there would be no change ooa the books of the bank and the scheme could be carried on indefinitely. After Hill's death his fellow executor&for the New Brunswick estates began an investigation to find the missing securities which he had in charge, and they soon learned that they were in the Ninth national bank, held as securities for loans. They demanded the securities, and then the story of the defalcation was soon learned. While the loss is serious it does not impair the bank's solvency, nor its ability to take care of its customers. Its assets- aside from the loss mentioned are of good character. Its discounts are exceptionally good. and the flames soon spread to the large pines, and m a short time the whole forest south of Pomona was like a .raging furnace. The air was filled with smoke and flying sparks, and amid the roar of the flames could be heard the thunder of the falling pines and oaks. The path of the fire steadily widened, and the flames spread in several directions, completely enveloping tho cedar swamps. By a change of the wind the town of Absecon was saved from destruction, but the fire was guided from its old path into the midst of some of the most valuable young timber in this region. . Gradually the flames worked their way toward Conovertown, and by 2 o'clock p. m. had reached the outskirts of the town. What few men there were about the fields or on the streets TOOK HIS OWN LIFE. His Daughter's Shaine Causes a Father to Commit Suicide. LANCASTER, Pa., April 29.— Edward Gaspken, aged 45, a dairyman living near this city,arose at 4 o'clock a. m.,and started with an ax for the woods with suicidal intent. His 14-year-old son followed, but the father ran, leaped into tne Conestoga, and drowned himself. The son leaped after him and had to be pulled out. The father's body was recovered five hours later. His action is attributed to despondency over the seduction of his daughter. seized branches, sticks or shovels and hurried to the woods, hardly knowing where they were going or what they were going for. A panic had ensued among the .women in the town. They rushed about madly, asking each other what they should do. The fire had driven the men who were fighting it back almost to their own doors. Finding the efforts to get the fire under control useless, the men turned their attention to their homes. The flames at this time were not over a quarter of a mile distant. It did not take long to remove their household goods across the street and down into the open fields. Hardly was this accomplished when the fire burst out of the woods and ignited the houses, which were soon reduced to ashes. A strong wind aided in the destruction. All the wooded land in the direction of the shore road was burned, and the fire worked its way then in a northerly dh;ection. At 5 o'clock the wind had gone clown, which assisted the efforts made to get the fire under control. Still it was hard work, the water being scarce and many of the men out in the bay dredging for clams and oysters. The fire gradually worked its way to the town of Port Republic. ,. , It is estimated that the loss in timber alone will exceed $100,000. About dark fire broke out just west of Pleasantville. The house, with contents, of Wesley Abbott was destroyed. By 9 o'clock West Pleasantville was surrounded by fire. MILLVIT^K, N. J., May 1.— Baileytown, which was completely surrounded by the forest flames Tuesday and Wednesday, has not yet. been heard from, but it is thought to be all right, as the few people who reside there have had a great deal of experience with such fires and have undoubtedly saved themselves by "back-firing." The smoke from these fires has been so great as to obscure the sun in many places. Farmers coming into town say they drove for miles through clouds of den-so smoke, through which they had to grope their way, although they wero miles from the fire. One fire has already burned over 7,000 acres. A fire was started in the forest below the "VVilliamstown junction on the Atlantic City railway Thursday morning. Hundreds of acres of wood have been destroyed, but most of the farm-houses were saved. Toward evening the fire divided, and by night the main branch was burning furiously in the neighborhood of Hayes' mill, near Atco. Hundreds of men were fighting the flames and endeavoring to save the buildings in its course. The other branch of the fire swept through the avenues in Chiselhurst. The section men on the railroad fought the fire all the af ternoo-n. A fire above Crew road destroyed thousands of acres of small woods and a big scope of cedar swamp early Wednesday morning. This town and the surrounding towns are covered with a cloud of black smoke. It is. rumored that thirteen houses were destroyed near Absecon Thursday. SAGINAW, Mich., May 1.— High winds have fanned fires in the pineries and the atmosphere is filled with smoke. Five million feet of pine logs valued at §70,000 banked on Tobacco river and owned by C. E. Eddy & Son, of Saginaw, are reported to have burned Wednesday. Burlingame's saw-mill near Gladwin burned Thursday, and Cary Bros.' shingle-mill near Harrison burned Wednesday night. There are no signs of rain and hundreds of men are out fighting fire in Clare, Gladwin and lioscommon counties. Heavy fires are also reported on the Michigan Central near Vanderbilt and many thousand dollars' worth of logs and timber burned. ^ , ,. BEADING, Pa., May 1.— Destructive fires are still raging on Blue mountain. Fire on Mouth mountain has covered an area 6 miles long by 3 miles wide. The air is still filled with dense smoke. BBLLTSFONTK, Pa.,,May 1.— The forest fires continue to rage in this vicinity with most destructive fury. Millions of feet of valuable timber have already beer, destroyed, and it is reported that every sawmill on the mountains be-' tween Bellefonte and Lewisbur,£ has been burned. ^ Two Were Killed. TROY, Ala., April 30. — The opera house fell in Wednesday afternoon while a party of young people were re,- hearsing an amateur performance. About twenty persons were buried in the ruins. The dead are: Miss Annie Foster, of Eastman, Ga., and Miss Fannie Lou Starke, only child of Judge B. W. Starke, of Troy. The seriously injured are: Miss Maggie Burnett, lately of Bainbridge, Ga., and Miss Eula Downing, pthers were hurt tut not seriously. The accident resulted from the spreading of the rool, which was intended to be eeW support' but was faulty jn Death of » Noted Artist, BOSTON, April a8.—Samuel L. Gerry the well-known artist, died Sunday night, aged 78 years. He was a native of Boston, and received his early art education in Europe. He was one of the founders of the Boston Art club, and was for several terms its president. He was, in the early days ot the movement, a strong anti-slavery man. and » firm supporter of William Lloyd G*l> rison. He was oue of the most prolific painters in this country, an4 flUMuerwi examples of his work are hpjf fy public and private $ " elsewhere. TENTS BLOWN DOWN. A Tornado Tackles Sella liros.' Circus at Tltttu, O.—Several I'erKous Hurt. TIWN, O-i M a v 1.—Thursday afternoon about 5 o'clock a heavy wind^ storm in the nature of a cyclone struck the city, doing considerable damage to a number of buildings. Oa the fair grounds Sells Bros.' circus was exhibiting and here the effects were most disastrous. The menagerie tent was tor» to, shreds and leveled, to 0M* grouaO, i Ja the struggle a number pf were trampled un.<|8f J$$ Wt4 upne,

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