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-fttcatlotiafor this paper should be accoffi- snune of the author: not necessarily for t,bot U an evidence of good faith on the ~ rtter. Write only on one side of the pa- ly careful In giving names and daces ere and figures plain and distinct. Prop,»»«»often difficult to decipher, because of the ittttnntr In which they arc written. great treasury vault at Wash- t covers more than a quarter of i acre and is twelve feet deep. Bethere was $90,000,000 in silver there—an amount that weighed lions and would load 175 freight ATT the close of the civil war there eu* seven hundred steam vessels en- ||lfcMned on the naval register of the {'limited States, but to-day only twenty- en of them survive. Of .these sur- ors the most famous is the Kear- AN English authority has undertaken 'Aft settle the question, "What is type- 1 %friling—the written sheet or the act of inciting?" He says the machine is a , ^Ipewriter; an operator is a typist; ; -Iwhen working the typewriter she is is no let-up in the talk about <<fcc big- crops in the west. On the con- jfamry, the beginning of the harvesting •Bason finds the farmers in a more •beerful and confident frame of mind ffcan ever. It is a good sign to find the Cunners happy. . TPmt United States of Colombia will •nod an exhibition to the world's fair •nch as would do credit to a country of tarice its population and wealth. There seems to be a strong and growing continental spirit, and the exhibits of the JLatin Eepublics are certain to be among , tfke most interesting at the fair. j s JD&. VON DOLCKE, a well-known Ice- t;Iasnder, of Detroit, has devised a scheme i Jor transporting the entire population <«f Iceland to Alaska, and there estab- ffishing a colony under the government ', «f the United States. He has gone to Iceland to promote the enterprise, " which is said to have the approval of ; onr government. ;• THB state land commissioners of Wis* ttonsin report that millions upon miil: Cons of feet of pine timber have been ; «at by various individuals off public f lands, with no authority whatever, i;«,000,000 feet having been stolen from a .•••ingle township within the past two yjrears. This has been going on for "•years, and the loss to the state is enorm- IOWA NEWS-LETTER. AU the Political Conventions Been Held. [ T THESE is an indication that many ,; ; American tourists abroad will give Italy i'"4he go-by this summer for obvious rea- |aKms. Already the shop-keepers in Rome j are teg-inning- to bewail the loss of trade i'jlby American travel diverting to other i /countries. Italy doesn't want to lose |*be friendship of the United States, for nslie cau already see what might be the ares alt. |; THERE will soon leave the port of ::j1 Sloston a fleet of three steamships laden J."With American prodticts and manufact- •f-j'Wres. It is to be called the American ^|«rmada, and its object is to introduce il-American manufactures into South fc.Anierica. Unlike the Spanish armada i<Bf old it does not aim at conquest, ex- the peaceful conquest of markets trade. : -'Mj ^ T has long been a custom of tho ; IpiBayard family to bury with their dead ;||f«prigs of ivy plucked from the old if ^church in Wilmington. The vine was : ;|||originally planted by the ex-secretary's |?arreat grandmother. A spray has been . :»;iobfcained to go abroad with the remains i|i,«of Count Loweiihaupt. His widow and T^iber brother, Thomas Bayard, jr., ac- 'f|;«ompany the remains to Stockholm, "jciwhere the burial will take place. , |f : DB. CHARLES EASTMAN, the Sioux In?'.}i/<Kan to whom Elaine Goodale was remarried, was a good deal of an while at Dartmouth. Ilis prac- flJtice BOmetimes disturbed students un- irneath and near his room. On one :asion some eighty sufferers paid him visit to throw him out of the window, civilized Sioux met them with a ii'iipevolver and a dumb-bell. It is unnec- to say that he was not thrown LAST YEAR'S Germany IMMIGRATION. with of P. of WOMEN who wear trailing gowns on e street and then brush them in their ||P»onaes, may be interested to know that $P»eent investigations prove that the .f3Jhist and the mud of pavements are lit- 1'JBraily alive with bacilli, these bacilli ,|3being of the most dangerous character representing some of the most thsome diseases pos&sible. \Yhen it told that a large proportion of these disfiguring diseases of the skin, our sisters may desert the train for the ,ke of saving the more precious corn- aplexion. HOWKVEB Bishop Wilberforce may stood on the labor question he i came near goiuy on a strike hirn- , and by a threat of so doing he car- a point. Entering a cro\vded iurch in which he was to preach one , he escorted inside a lady whom he •at the door, but who complained there was no room. To his order t the beadle to find her a seat that aetionary replied that it was impossi- Thereupon the bishop declared: f 1 *'Oh, if'you don't, I won't preach." A rious empty pew was quickly dis- rered. Names of the Nominees of four Parties— An Immonso Harvest—The Shooting of Wlshert nt DCS Molnos—Other Interesting Notes. {Special Dos Molnos Correspondence.] Governor and Mrs. Larrabee were greeting their friends at the Cedar llapids convention. The governor is looking 1 well, and his eye show no eign of the injury received not long ago while he was pruining in his orchard. Both the ex-governor and his wife had good words for Des Moinea, where they lived during the four yeUrs of the governor's term, and they were not surprised to learn of the growth of the city. AU of the political conventions have no\v been hold in Iowa; the platforms h:\vc been framed, and the lines are being formed for the groat contest. The campaign will bo the most active and hottest of any that Iowa has known since the war. The following is a complete roster of-the nominations made by the four political parties now claiming existence in Iowa: HEPUBMCAN. Governor—Hiram C. Wheoler, of Sac county. Lieutenant Governor— George Van Houten, of Taylor county. Judge of the Supreme Court—Silas M.Weaver, of Hardin county. Superintendent of Public Instruction—Henry Sabin, of Clinton county. Railroad Commissioner—Frank T. Campbell, of Jasper county. DKMOCrtATIC. Governor — Horace Boies, of Blackhawk county. Lieutenant Governor—S. L. Bestow, of Lucas county. Judge of Supremo Court—L. G. Kinne, Tama county. Superintendent Public Instruction — J. Knoepflcr, of AllamaUee county. Kailroiul Commissioner— Peter A, Day, Johnson county. PEOPLE'S TARTY. Governor—A. J. Westfall, of Wootlbury county. Lieutenant Governor—Walter Scott, of Ap- panooso county. State Superintendent—C. W. Bean, of Buenf, Vista county. Railroad Commissioner—D. F. Rogers, ol Dallas county. Judge of th o Supreme Court—F. F. Willis, of Page county. PROHIBITION. Governor—I. C. Gibson, of Henry county. Lieutenant Governor—J. G, Little, of Dallas County. Judge of the Supreme Court—C. B. Turney, of Burnet. Superintendent of Public Instruction—Mrs. M. H. Dunham, of Des Moines county. Railroad Commissioner—C. F. Hart, of Page county. The apple industry is one of the growing ones in Iowa. Hon. John Y. Stone, of Mills county, has an orchard containing 83,000 trees, all of which will be in bearing in two years, and a part of which will be in bearing- this year. Mr. Stone expects to gather ten thousand bushels of winter apples. Mr. Stone has an orchard larger than the celebrated Dixon orchard, of Mahaska county. The citix.ens of the capital ctiy rejoice in common with the people of the state in the magnificent crop prospects of 1891. They realize that prices will be fi-ood, even though they may not be as high as those that have prevailed since the last crop. Prices will be hig-h enough to perpetuate the Iowa boom which is now progressing in all parts of the state, not only in the towns and cities, but on the farms by the erection of new farmhouses, new barns and new fences. The. great dam recently put across the Des Moines river at the city of Des Moines backs the water up for many miles and makes what is probably the finest boating course in the state except that to be found on the canal at Keokuk. The boating is so fine that enterprising Des Moines men have organized a steamboat company, and placed a small steamer on the river, called the "General Clarkson," which is busy every fair day carrying; pleasure parties up and down the river for a distance of ten miles or more. The principal local event at Des Moines during the past week was the •hooting of E. A. Wishert by Frank Tierce, the whilom notorious constable. Pierce has had many shooting scrapes before, but until the present one has apparently had some show of right and justice on his side. None of his former tragedies have resulted fatally; this time his victim died. Pierce is in jail without bail, and the coroners jury found the crime to be murder. The shooting was at the dumping- grounds for filth, and the dispute was concerning the privilege which Pierce claimed to have to unload his wagon. The prohibitory law bore no relation to this tragedy. Wishert was an old soldier of the '2nd Iowa, and his death is deeply mourned. Ou Sunday forenoon William J. Uen- ner was killed by touching an electric wire in the alley of the Kirkwood hotel. The wire was one used for a brace to assist in making- the pole substantial. In passing under the brace Benner touched it with his left hand, and then attempted to detach his left hand by the use of his right; the current then killed him. The. matter will be fully investigated, and the blame for this exposed wire will be placed where it belongs. The union depot project is resting for the present on account of the failure of the council to agree upon the ordinance granting the privileges of streets, but no doubt in due time the ordinance will be agreed upon, and this great and much desired improvement will go on to add to the already rupid ami satisfactory growth of the capital city of Iowa. Tas good people of Hartford, Ct., ft> just had their eyes opened to a • disagreeable state of facts. For time past the city, which has a ition of over 53,000, has been mak- fregular appropriations for out-door This year the appropriation was 1,000, which, of course, did not in- i the expenditures of .charitable i» itiona The result has been the • growth of pauperism of an un• and unwelcome kind. A r»- made to a jublic faceting held a d»js ag-o showed that about fifty r.<»»t- of those who had been t§11 were not ettitlsdif it Still In tho Close Second. NEW YORK, July 10.—The statistics of immigration at this port for the year ending June 30, 1891; .have been completed. They show that the total number of immigrants landed hern during that period was 405,004. Germany sent the largest number, 74,883. ttoly was next on the list, with 70,770. Ireland came third, with 35,424, and Russia fourth, with 83,514, most of whom were Hebrews. From England there came 34,229, from Scotland 4,908, and from Wales only 252. Sweden increased our population by 29,415, Norway added to it 10,932, and 9,043 were sent here by little Denmark, making a total of 49,390 for the Scandinavian peninsula. Hungary contributed 20,443 immigrants; Austria, 20,539; Poland, 24,250, and Bohemia 8,493. Among the Italian immigrants there was the greatest disproportion between males and females, there being 57,947 of the former and 12,829 of the latter. This indicates that the majority of the Italians landing on these shores do not come with the intention oi settling here, but expect to return to their own sunny land to spend and enjoy the money they have made here. Of the total number of immigrants only 18,270 went to the southern states, 4,281 of whom are credited to Texas. The middle states got by far the largest share. New York comes first, with 109,841 put down to her account, and Pennsylvania is next, but a long way behind, with 55,527. New Jersey captured 17,905 immigrants, Massachusetts 13,878, and Connect!- ciit 10,483. Among the western states Illinois leads with 82)420 immigrants added to her population, Michigan got 13,574; Minnesota, 9,045; Wisconsin, 8,440; California, 6,901, and Iowa, 5,937. Missouri gained 4,281. Arizona got the smallest share, her quota being only 280. North Carolina comes next to the bottom with 407. Of the total number of immigrants 155,930 are classed as unskilled laborers, 40,449 as farmers, 8,012 as tailors, 5,402 as shoemakers, 6,082 as joiners, 8,484 as carpenters, 2,371 as blacksmiths, 2,430 as butchers, 2,813 as peddlers, and 2,440 as bakers. Of those who arrived 510 were returned. Of this number 310, most of them Italians, were returned for violation of the contract labor law. SINGULAR INDEED. A DEAF and dumb book agent is the latest novelty iu New York. FKOM Oregon comes the queer story that "a five-year old child at Eugene grows faster on one side than on the other without any apparent cause." Physicians there are reported to be highly interested iu the case. A FAKMKK near Yuba City, Cal., complains that eighty tons of hay that he bad cut was drenched by a heavy rain, while on the opposite side of his farm there was a large field of grain, that needed raio but did not get» drop. POUNDED TO DEATH. An Insane Negro Near Cairo, III., Kills Three Persons. CAIRO, 111., July 10.—Pat Mess and Eddy Davis, both colored, and a white boy, aged 15, named Harry Odle, were beaten to death in the woods near Olmsted, on the Big Four road 18 miles from here, Wednesday. The murderer is an insane negro named Daniel Welsh, 30 yeai's old", who, meeting his victims separately in lonely places in the woods, used a large hickory club with terrible effect. He concealed the bodies in the underbrush and reported the crime to Dr. VVaite, living in the neighbor-hood, and being accompanied led the way to where the bodies lay. He was arrested and is in jail at Mound City. The prisoner asserts that his mission on earth is the destruction of the devil and congratulates himself amid his ravings on having faithfully 'performed his divine mission. OFF FOR EUROPE. IOWA STATE NEWS, Dcnth of judge Love. iTttdge J. M. Love,of the United State* listrict court for the southern district af Ohio, died at his home in Keokuk of Itomiich trouble. Judge Love was born n Virginia March 4, 1819. He was the Saptain of a company in the Third Ohio regiment in the Mexican war. In 1850 ne came to Keokuk and February 21, L856, was appointed jxidge of the United States district court by President Pierce. In a short time he would have oeen placed on the retired list. Old Comrades to Meet. The sixth annual reunion of Crock- sr's Iowa brigade will be held in Des Moines September 23 and 24. All soldiers who have at any time served in the Iowa brigade—composed of the Eleventh, Thirteenth, Fifteenth and Sixteenth Iowa infantry volunteers— are entitled to membership and are invited nnd urged to attend. The biennial address will be delivered by Maj. H. C. McArthur, of the Fifteenth Iowa in fantry volunteers. Major Handy and tlie World's Fair Foreign Commission Sail from New York. NKW YOKK, July 10.—The national commission of the Columbian exposition to Europe sailed on the Columbia at 8 o'clock a. m. Thursday Maj. Moses P. Handy, promoter general, was the last member of the commission to goon board. lie said: "We shall land at Southampton and go to London for a, \s-uek. Then wo shall visit Paris, Ucrlln. Vienna, St. Petersburg, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Tlio Hrigue and Brussels. Wo ivill be back iu London by September 1 and expect to reach Chicago in timo for the fall meeting of tho World's Columbian exposition. Some members of the commission, including Gov. Waller and Carl Schurz, will go abroad later to visit tho southern European capitals, particularly Constantinople, Homo and Athens. The members of the commission proper are under instructions from the director general and I have instructions from the secretary of tho treasury. The object of our trip is to confer with local and national commissions and officials, *nd give information as to space, transportation facilities from the seaboard to Chicago, and other matters connected with the success of the fair. We shall also confer with consuls." Crop 1'ro.spot'ts. A recent careful survey of the crop situation in the Northwest showed better prospects than for several years past. There was an unusually excellent stand of wheat in the No, 1 hard districts of Minnesota and North Dakota. The rains laid been seasonable and the growing temperature just right. There had been no dauuige, except in limited and isolated euses, from winds, rains or insects. The lied River Valley, in which there lias never been a general failure, promised to beat its best record, when it produced sr>.000,001) bushels of wheat. There was a scarcity of farm-hands, and irom $'i to fri.50 a day ana board was being offered for harvesters. as ad- it be First Woman in Valo. NomvJCJi, Conn., July ia—The first certificate of admission which Yale university has ever granted to a woman has just been received by Miss Irene \V. Coit, of this city, daughter of Gen. James 15. C'oit, formerly congressman from this district. Prof. J. D. Seymour, of Yale, notified Miss Coit Wednesday that she had passed the examination satisfactorily and would be admitted. Murder Near Utlca. Albert Parnitzke shot and killed James Warner near Utica. Parnitzke entered the room of Warner's sister and insulted her, the girl repulsed him and he shot her, the bullet entering her cheek. Warner drove him from the house. Parnitzke then secured a rifle and returned and shot Warner, the latter dying instantly. The murderer was arrested. Hold Forgeries. Jack Welch, an employe of the Kansas City road, played a shrewd game on Des Moines merchants. When he received his pay check it called for ten cents. He bought up a half dozen other checks from his fellow workmen and raised them to amounts ranging from $50 to 8100. He succeeded in disposing of all the bogus checks before he was arrested. A Novel Attraction, The Keokuk and Ottumwa fair associations have secured for their fall meetings a great attraction in the appearance of Willie Ketchum and hia trotting dog, Doc, of Brighton, Ont. The dog is a red Irish setter, 4 years old, and is harnessed to a little sulky and driven by his youthful master, and has trotted a half mile in 1:47. Forger Worden Sentenced. T. J. Worden, a young man of Kahoka, Mo., was sentenced in Keokuk to ten years in the penitentiary for forgery. He forged the names of four wealthy citizens to notes, besides his father's name, sold the notes and stayed in the neighborhood two years, spending the" money lavishly. He took his sentence very coolly. Crops Damaged. A terrific hail and windstorm occurred in the southwestern part of Madison county, utterly destroying crops for a space of 6 miles wide and 13 long. Cornfields were as barren as the road and hay was pounded into the ground. Chickens and young animals were killed. This was the second crop destroyed this year. TRACED TO ITS SOURCE, Ihc Lake In tJBftt.U Valley Fed from th« Colorado Klvcr — First Anthnfitlo Information ttegardlng the Mystflrlou* Inland Sea. Los ANGKMSB, Cal., July 8.—Th6 party sent out in a wagon from Salton last week by the Southern Pacific Railroad Company to find out the source of the "Desert lake" returned to Ogilbie Monday night after a hard trip. Engineer Carter and two Indians who accompanied him guides met with several ventures, and at one time looked as if they were about to hemmed in by the various sloughs through which the water is passing from the Colorado river to the desert. Mr. Carter reports that the water leaves the Colorado river at a point 8 miles from El Rio and flows through several channels from 4 to 6 feet deep and from 80 to (!0 feet wide. It flows westward along the sand hills on the line of the old overland stage route through Alamo Mucho station. The channels at this station join, making a stream 100 yards wide or more and having a current of 4 miles an hour and gaining. The river here was too deep to get the depth, bxtt the old slough .at this point was formerly 30 feet deep. This is about 35 miles from the river. The party followed the stream 2 miles farther in the direction of Indian wells. The water here all tne way is from one-half mile to 2 miles wide and from 2 to 4 feet deep, having a velocity of 2 miles an hour. The main channel passes Cook's well, Seven wells, Gardiner's station, Butte station, then on to Alamo Mxicho, making a distance of 63 miles from the Colorado river. This is the point at which it enters the desert for Salton. The old stage route, with the exception of 5 or 6 miles, is all covered with water. The only way to reach this point is over the sand hills and mesa. This proves conclusively that the theory as to the source of the water in the first place was correct and proves further that a permanent lake will not be established from the present break. As soon as the Colorado river falls a few feet the source of supply will be shut off and then it will take but a few days for evaporation to get in its work on the lake, even should the whole of the Colorado river make its way to the desert, which is not at all probable, as the bed of the river is much lower than the new river channels or sloughs, which are dry, except where there is an overflow from the Colorado. The Southern Pacific Company has sent out a party of engineers under the command of Assistant Engineer Swain with instructions to make a careful examination and ascertain whether it is necessary to attempt to check the flow of water to the desert. They do not believe at present that the Colorado river is liable to change its channel, but they want to be on the safe side in case it should become necessary to throw the water back in the main channel. THE WIND'S WORK. BIO FIRE IN Mother and Sou Killed. ST. Louis, July 10.—A special from Oluey, ill., says: Mrs. Rebecca 11. Raymond and her sou Arnold were killed at noon by a passenger train on the Ohio & Mississippi road. The boy, who is deaf and dumb, was on a bridge mile west of here, and his mother, seeing a train coming, attempted to save hitu, l»ut both were ruu over. Wile and Throw Daughter* Killed. CJLJFTON, Tex., July 10.—Thursday evening the house of S. P. Anderson, living 15 miles west of here, was struck by lightning, killing his v4fe and three all tbat were in the feouse, The IMiuers Surrender. The last of the large bodies of striking miners who have been holding out have given in and the larger mines of southwestern Iowa are all running as usual. The miners at Mystic have determined to return to work at the old scale. The 300 miners at Centerville mine have also returned to work. News in liner. The thief that stole a cactus plant in Council Blutt's had plenty of nerve. Spurious silver coins of the half-dollar denomination are being numei-ous- ly circulated in Keokuk. Darling and Kastner were arrested at Des Moines for stealing a balloon at St. Joseph, Mo. Ami H. Trask, one of the pioneers of Btichanan county died at his ,home in Independence, aged 05 years. Major and Mrs. William H. Mauro elebrated their golden wedding at their home in Burlington. A large company of guests were present. Forest City's flax palace will be opened September 8. A severe, hailstorm passed over a strip of country about 5 miles long in Grundy county, doing considerable damage. Frank Bennett, a brakeman on the Chicatjo, St. Paul & Kansas City railway, was killed at Des Moines by contact with an electric-light wire. Two children were struck by lightning while studying in their seats in a schoolhouse 6 miles north of Fonda. Gen. Averill, of the United States army, was at Marshalltown to inspect the soldier's home and hospital. He told several parties that it was one of the best managed institutions of the kind in the nation. Frank Evans has been arrested at Bloomfield for stealing cattle. Farmers in the vicinity of McGregor reported that a light-colored insect was working in the ripening grain, threatening it witli destruction. The city marshal of Ottumwa, Ia., has notified the gamblers, who have been overrunning the town, that they must pack up and move on. The horses of James Tilley, of Boone, became frightened at the discharge of firecrackers and ran away. Tilley and his wife and child were in the buggy, which struck a stump throwing al I three out and killing them all instantly. At the excavation on the union depot grounds in Keokuk an old railroad track has been unearthed at a depth of S feet. The track was built by the old Des Moines Valley road. John Pope, a coal miner, while intoxicated and asleep on the railroad track near Beacon, was struck by a passenger train and literally ground to pieces. P. A. Pease, a brakeman, narrowly escaped being killed while coupling cars in the yards at Marshalltown. The cars .came tog-ether with such force that the bumpers passed each Pease's head, More Deaths Keportod as a Kosult of the Ucceiit Cyclone In the South. NEW ORLEANS, July 8.—Dispatches received here report damage by storms in Lafayette parish, many houses being blown down and damage done to farms. Morthbert Washington was killed under the ruins of his own house. JACKSON, Miss., July 8.—The disastrous cyclone reported at Baton Rouge, La., took an air line north through this state doing thousands of dollars damage. Three negroes and several domestic animals were killed. Hundreds of houses and barns are demolished and acres of cotton and corn destroyed. The storm passed over this city, but descended 7 miles north on Joel Johnson's farm, blowing down nine houses and killing considerable stock. GI.OSTKR, Miss., July 8.—About 8 o'clock Tuesday morning a cyclone passed through the counti-y 8 miles from here. It came from the southwest and was half a mile wide. Many houses were destroyed, a negro woman and her child were killed, and several other persons wounded. BATON ROUGE, La., July 8.—The rain that came with the cyclone Monday is still pouring. There is in the whole country no gloomier city to-day than ia Baton Rouge. A pathway 200 yards wide diagonally across the town is littered with the wreck of houses thai were blown down. Many are homeless, but are being cared for by their more fortunate neighbors. The fact thai the rain continues adds much to the damage, as in those houses which were simply unroofed the furniture is almosi a total loss. The rain has soaked everything and has washed in the grit tha' went with the clouds of dust raised by the destruction of the buildings. A1 the penitentiary there is the utmost desolation. The total loss o: property at the penitentiary wil amount to about $50,000, on which there was no storm insurance. This will prove serious, as the state is at presen crippled financially and it is hard to tell where the money is coming from to replace the building. The best o order prevails among the convicts. The loss to property in the city will amount to fully $->50,000. There is but cue storm insurance policy on any of it, and that amounts to but little. Reports from the country show that for 14 or 15 miles across the river a swath fully 200 yards wide was cut. Not a stalk of corn, a bit of fence or a building remains standing. Properly Valued at 61)100,000 Destroyed by the Flames. CINCINNATI, July 9.—The great hat, . ftir and cloak house of A. E. Burkhardt & Co. of this city iVas destroyed by fire Wednesday night. The establishment, which was located at Fourth and Elm streets, was seven stories high, and was the largest of the kind In the United States. The house was also the most extensive in the manufacture of fur goods and sealskins in this country and had a large amount of valuable stock on hand. The concern did a retail as well as a wholesale business in gentlemen's hats, millinery and ladies' cloaks. The firm moved into its present quarters about a year ago and the house was fitted up in the most magnificent etyle. About 250 employes will be thrown out of work. The building was tie property of William A. Hooper, banker and financier. It was nearly new and cost $200,000. Mr. Burkhardt had spent $00,000 in interior adornment. Soon after the start of the fire in. the lower one of the two cellars the entire fire department was called out. Dense volumes of blinding smoke at first filled the streets, but presently the flames sped upward through the building and with incredible rapidity shot skyward through the roof, lighting up the city for half a mile around. Soon the walls began to crumble and tho building with its contents became an irretrievable loss. The east frontage on Fourth street of the Goodman building was occupied by Henry Geicrshofer & Co., dealers in clothing and manufactures. They estimated their stock at a valuation of over $400,000. Geireshofer's loss will not be less than $250.000, and they have that amount of insurance, so that their loss will be fully covered. The loss of the building will not be less than §350,000, and if Mr. Burkhardt's estimate of his stock is correct the loss will reach $1,100,000 at least. Mr. Burkhardt said that he could' only give a rough estimate of the value of the stock in the building, and that he said was, to the best of his belief, between $600,000 and $700,000. In addition to his own immense stock he stores great quantities of valuable furs for citizens every summer, and these furs were all in the burning building. The Elm street wall of the building had gone down and the east wall a1i midnight threatened to tumble. Soon after midnight it also leaped from its dizzy height on to the roof of the Pape manufacturing company's building, a three-story brick. It was an extensive picture-framing establishment, one of the oldest in the city. The front three-quarters of the building, where the most valuable goods were kept, was completely ruined. The Pape Manufacturing Company's loss can hardly be less than $100,000, while the loss to the building is possibly $20,000. The east wall in falling also struck the five story Steinway piano building next east of Pape's and knocked the west wall of that building in. It is hoped that the damage to the Steinways will be light. At 1 o'clock the. fire seemed entirely under control. MANY PERISHED. A Cloudburst Almost Entirely Destroys n Kusslati Village, Many Residents Being Drowned—Five Sailors ILose Their Uvea In Galveston Hay. ST. PETKRSHUUG, July 9.—Intelligence has reached here that the village of Eakterinoslav has been entirely destroyed by a cloudburst, which swept away 150 houses and drowned hundreds of people. Only the most meager details of the disaster are as yet known. It is said that the storm broke forth almost without warning, and during its continuance raged with terrific violence. FIVE MEN DUOWNED. GALVESTON, Tex., July 9.—The loss on Galveston island from Sunday night's storm did not amount to more than 81,-r 500. The citizens were worse scared than hurt. The fishing smack, Dauica, commanded by Captain Robert Frankovich, was wrecked off Smith's point on the north side of Galveston. bay during the squall Monday morning and five of the six men aboard of her were drowned. Those drowned are Robert Frankorich, Frank Millo- vich, Pete Strangel, Jack Spech and another unknown man. News of the terrible disaster was brought to the city by Vincent Sagovich, the sole survivor of the little craft, lie reports that the sloop was wrecked on the reef just oil Smith's point and the captain and all the crew washed into the sea, from which he escaped in a miraculous manner. He reported that the body of Pete Strangel had been washed, upon the reef at the point and recovered, but at the time of his departure from the city none of the others had been recovered. Immediately upon the receipt of the news Sheriff Tieruan took steps to rescue the bodies of the other unfortunates and have them brought to the city. A DOUBLE TRAGEDY. BOTH WERE KILLED. The Lives of Father and Sou Crushed Out by the Cam at Newport, 111. ST. Louis, July 8.—J. H. Phillipston and his son were killed by an incoming passenger train while crossing the tracks of the Big Four road at Newport, 111., just across the river Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Phillipston was standing on one side of the track and her husband and son were between the rails. Mr. Phillipston stepped to one ei4e while the son walked, off on the other to allow the train to pass. Tbs " An Indianapolis Man Fatally Shoots Ills Wile and Then Kills Himself. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., July 9.—Edward McTheny, a street-car conductor 34 years of age, shot his wife, aged 22, Wednesday night, and then fired a ball through his own brain. Death was instantaneous with McTheny, but his wife still lingers unconscious. A second shot struck her in the shoulder. She screamed and fell prostrate on the body of her year-old babe. The motive of the crime was jealousy. THE ~ Due (TATARS PENALTY. Charge Is Disposed Of by the Payment of a Fine of S50O, but Others Still lieuutiu, WASHINGTON, July 9.—The secretary of the treasury has authorised the acceptance of the offer of the master of the Chilian steamer Ituta to pay $600 for the violation of our having cleared frouj San navigation laws, Diego, Cal., without the necessary permit. This is the full legal penalty for suck an offense, but its settlement hasao bearing O n the other charges %6F«!»s* the of&eers of the

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