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ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 1902.
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Iiii hi. ni' in m -itr'nr n m n i
Hilt tilt time, M W l)V0 Mid, fOOl)
came w hen they were obliged to con
sider till point, and to decide) in the
midst of very turbulent council.
Five or ton minute mill ceil to extin
guish the last remnant of resistance on
thti part of ltainham't followers If
they tinil thrown down tlmir armii at
once their live might have tmcn
apawd. Hut they were taken by sur
prute, olieyod the natural Jn-tiix-t to de
fend thrmaulveir, and fmight wi'h the
desperation of men who expected no
quarter. Tbolr want of armor put
them on an equality, man (or man,
with thir anrtilanta, who had greatly
the advantage In number, am pressed
in with reekles fury and bloodthirsty
crln. Two or three were struck down
at the entrance; three or four made a
vain stand on the stair trading up to
the hall ; tlie ret ran for tlmir liven,
and were rhaml and hacked down on
the stair and in the paisage ar ther
Ralph ilardolot atood at the door of
tlie dungeon with the torch in one
hand, and llftened in breathtesa won
dor and fupem to the fruitful tu
mult overhead. Clara a'ood by hl:n,
her lip mi-tod. try Inn to read in hi
eyeacout' .-matron of the wild hope with
which tirown were sparkling. Hard
ened Hut I'll wit to the chance of
war, bin cheek wa blanched by a jta
inK ttialm of terror ha realixad the
possible (igniflcance of the eri that
rang down tlie dungeon atnirn. ,
Their aniemie did not taut for min
ute, but It teemed hour. Prevent!?,
through tlie din, a step wn heard de
Mending the dnngoon atalra at a sedate
pare. Union tl'Vpre apearnd. He
hail not placed hlmaolf In the furefrotit
of the buttle. It w not hla province,
fie had followed In at bit leisure. He
looked picture of cmioiiure, and
while Ralph and Clara gated In speech
leu attention, and the knight raised
liia head from the floor, where he lay
bound, to stare and listen, he proceeded
to am. ire hi friend that they had no
iwiM for alarm and to explain what
Itut In-lure he had gone far in hi ex
planation, the clamor overhead, which
had fomewhat died down, suddenly
swelled up again. -The insurgent,
pausing in the etaughter, had bucome
aware that Ilaluham waa missing, and
the word that he. waa in the dungeon
once uttered bed passed from man to
man in a swond. A runh wat made
for the dungeon, and with confused
jell of "Havoc!" "Ulay him!'" "Hack
liim in piece!" pell melt down the
stair they rame.
Ralph, Clara and Pirnon had barely
time to draw back hastily when a ter
rific figure in a tattered tabard, twing
ing a blond stained axe above flaming
eye and dishevelled hair, leaped into
the dungeon. ' He (tared round for an
Instant, nlmulitig, "Where i he7" and
almutt a he spoke, discerning Rain
ham on the ground, brandished hi aie
and sprang forward.
Ralph wa Just in time to arreat hit
"He i here, my friend. Hoi there
ha been enough of bloodshed."
The man paused for an Inatant ami
looked back at the wild crowd behind
"Leave Mm to Justice. He It myl
prisoner,"' pleaded Ralph, endeavoring
to push him back a pace.
"Enough of bloodahed!" echoed
Himon, facing tlio crowd. "lie la
bound and a prisoner. We have him
""Hlay blm!" "Make him safer!"
came from the crowd.
The flrbt comer ahook Ralph' hand
angrily from hla arm, and menaced him
with the axe. "I know not who you
are," he cried, "but the devil ahu.ll
not ntand between me and biml"
Clara pulled back with cry. The
knight aet hi teeth and prepared for
"He lua wronged me," houtet! the
man, turning with a fierce gotture to
the crowd, rendered stationary for the
moment by the unexpected Interference.
"All here know it. Hat he not
"You shall have luntlce," aald
Ralph, ttundlng between him and the
"Justice!" he cried, with a wild
laugh. "I am Justice Will you stand
between h'm and JuaUceT By what
right? Make way, I eayl" And he
again made menacing getture with
hi axe. "Stand aside."
Hut an authoritative voice from be
hind cried, "Hold!" and Tiler pushed
hi way through the crowd, followed
by Bamnby Smith and the men from
the priory. Thing had already gone
lar enough lor them. They were mixed
up in more than they kuew bow to
Tiler took hold of the handle of the
uplifted axe. "Stay, my friend," he
raid. "Everything in order. . Thia
man shall have hi desert, but we
must not put ourselve In the wrong
We are but tlie dog of Justice, not the
executioner. We have followed the
hue and cry, and caught the criminal,
but It ii not for ua ..to punish him.
We have caught him, and we will ace
that he I delivered over for punish'
"He ha broken every law of God and
man," said a voice from the rowd.
"He la a devil in disguise. Let Mm
have hi doom at oncel"
"At once!" echoed the tatterde
malion. "Let him have hi doom at
oncn, I lay!" And he struggled t
m m 111 ii"ih i in 1 1 1 n ip in 111 hi
But Tiler held Arm. "Have no
fear," he an id. "Ho shall be called to
"Who will call him to account?"
cried the voice from behind.
"Ay, who will call him to account?"
raid another, in tone of bitter in
credulity, "I will," tabl Ralph. "I will seek
andieme of the king himself, if the
king' officer refuse to execute
Himon d'Ypre amileil, but taid
nothing. With the bulk of the rustic
audience this bold protestation had it
wolght. and the crowd finally assented.
But oonlldnnoa in the equitable ad
ministration of the law wa not strong
at the time. Many of them hod mis
givings at to whether they had done
well to lose the opportunity. To have
Hir Richard Ralnhnm let loose among
them atfitin, mado ten times worse by
the Initignitiea he had suffered, was not
pleasant prospect. Still, it wa tome
consolation t'o them that they hail
shown their power to keep such inert in
A he had prom hod to do, Ralph
went himself to the chief Justiciar and
told that official what had been done,
and besought him to put the wheels of
the law in motion, that Hit Richard
miL'ht be brought to trial. A wa to
be expected, the chief justiciar would
do nothing. "Why should I take Uie
matter up?" he asked.
"Because," aald Ralph, "there i
much danger In the fierce and turbulent
spirit which I have reen close at hand
among the poor commons, iney com-
tilaln (hat there I no justice for them,
that strong thieves and robber are al
lowed to plunder and maul them at
will. They say that to take taxes from
tliem and give them no protection in re
turn I little better than robbery, and
they threaten to take the law into their
own hand." '
"Yon are but young, Ralph. 1 knew
of thete complaint and threat before
you were born. They never come to
"But they are more united now-"
Sir John interrupted him with a
wave of the hand. "I cannot enter
Into that, Ralph," he mid, lightly.
"But for the other matter I may do
something. I will take your deposition
aa to the circumstance, and hand it to
the sheriff, who can fake what action
seema good to him. Philip," he said
to his secretary, "take Master Ralph
with you and write down what be says.
You may leave the key of the dungeon
with me. Hive you good clay, unipn.
If you should over think of trying vour
fortune In the law, let me knuwv
Ralph bowed and thanked Sir John
for hi courtesy. A ne waa leaving,
the latter called after him, "By-the-hy,
vour brother is in thechancellor serv
ice. If you know anything definite
about the uniontif the laborers, you
niinht communicate with him. They
were strong enough to take Hturiiiere,
With thi the chief justice dismissed
Ralph and the subject, and resumed his
examination of hit bailiff'a accounts
And that was all that happened at
that time to the end that Richard Rain
ham should answer for his crimes.
The next day, as Ralph and his brother
were riding by Castle Hedingham, or
rather were wmlking, leading their
horses, having met Clara and a nun in
whose company she was, they met a
hawking party, In which were the king
and Sir Richard Raiuhatn. The king
had heard Rainham's side of the story,
and waa anxious to bear the other side,
so he ordered that Ralph, and also his
brother, be sent to him. Ralph's gun-eroi-ity
in saving the knight' life ap
pealed strongly to him, but the act was
not so agreeable to Sir Simon Burley,
the klng't prosecutor. He was rather
Inclined to curse the Interference which
had prevented the removal of a trouble
some subject, and saddled him with an
annoying diflicutly. But the king was
much too young to look at the cares of
state in a statesmanlike! spirit. The
chivalry of the action captivated hla
imagination, and the cleverness with
which the knight had been made pris
oner in hla own dungeon touched his
sense of humor all the more after he had
seen the huge bulk of the doughty
champion. "A duel between such a
Goliath and a David," ho had remarked
to hi friend Oxford, "would be a pas
time. We must see this David." Both
boys were inclined to laugh at the dis
comfited giant and to side with his
youthful antagonist. . '
The king was prepossessed liiRalph s
favor, and tlie sight of the young man
so manly and yet so modest and resect
ful In his bearing, pale with suppressed
excitement, yet thoroughly selfpos
sesscd, conllrmed the prepossession.
"This Is a creature of anothor mould,
Verus," he whispered to, Oxford, who
at by his chair on the dins in the hall
of Castle Hedingham. The groat hall,
the whole fecond floor of the castle,
was divided into two by a curtain,
which hung beneath an arch spanning
the whole breadth between wall and
wall. The Indies, still in their hunt
ing habit, watched the scene from the
galleries of the noble room.
Burley undertook the task of ques
"j( it true." he asked, . after some
formalities, "that you aro one of the
new order of priests whom his grace the
archbishop ha interdicted?"
"It 1 true, sire," said Ralph, ad
dressing hit answer to the king, "that
I put on the habit of a simple priest,
but I did not then know of any Inter
dict. I wort the habit only for a day,
ami my purpose It not to wear it again
till tlie king Is persuaded that our work
is lor tlie advantage of religion and of
the real j). "
" Wt hear," continued Burler,""tbat
some of you simple priests advise the
commons not to render rent or service
to wicked lords that la to say, lords
whom It pleases you to consider wicked.
Do you exfiect the klng't sanction for
such doctrine a this?"
"I know nottiing, tire." answered
Ralph, stoutly, "of any such doctrine.
On the contrary, I have beard my
Muster Wycliffe repeatedly aav, and
ground hi words on the authority- of
the holy apostle St, Paul, that all due
were to be rendered faithfully to earth
ly lords, however sinful they might be
in their lives. This we do maintain,
that tithe should not be paid to priests
or monk or spiritual lords who are
notorious evil livers, but wedistinguish
between the offerings of the people for
spiritual labor and obligations of rent
"You have disputed in the schools, I
presume?" said Burley.
Ralph bowed his head with dignity,
but gave no verbal anwsei. :
"How comes it," continued hi ques
tioner, "that you wero found in com
pany with those who would destroy all
obligation of rent and service, all lord
ship and gentility?"
Burley atked the question with tome
sternness. He was himself at variance
with some of his villeins regarding their
respective rights and duties.
"I know not who It meant, sire."
s u id Ralph, tddresisng hit answer to
"The pretended merchants with
whom you were traveling. Their real
truillc was in seditious papers, intended
to puff up foolish villeins with the de
lusion that they hold their land by free
"Of that, tire, I waa ignorant," taid
"They would not have ventured their
lives for you," Burley remarked, "if
you had not been io their confidence."
"I knew nothing of the merchandise
they carried," said Ralph.
"Did you hear no seditiout talk
"I heard the leader, who called him
self Si I mm d'Ypre, speak of the extor
tions and injustices of tryamiicul lords,
and he seemed to be hopeless of redress
from the good will of tlie lorde them
selves, tnd to think that the commons
should take the lew into their own
hands tnd avenge themselves on their
"The truth is Iwcoming manifest
now," muttered Burley.
"A dangerous knave, sire, thia Simon
d'Ypres," said De la Pole. '
Ralph threw himself before tbe king
on one knee.
"I pray, tire." he pleaded, "that
you will not deem it presumption in
one to young at me to speak in tlie
presence of these venerable counsellors.
But I put my life in your hands, and
with my whole heart beg you to cause
Inquiry to be made into the grievances
ol these men, and to grant them redress
if it should seem to yon that they suffer
wrong. Believe me, tire, they are not
wanting In loyalty to you, their sov
eriegn lord. It it but despair that
makes this Simon d'Ypres tpeak of the
commons taking the law into their own
hands despair of their grievances com
ing to the ear of the king, mistrust of
the law as blind and deaf to their cries
for Justice. And it it this despair that
makea them hearken to the preachers
of wild and dangerous doctrine. Noisy
babblers tell them that the king and
his nobles care nothing for them, and
how can they believe otherwise If they
are left to the tender mercies of their
local tyrants, and their cries for protec
tion aro unheeded? Oh, sire, evil day
are in store, if yon suffer the poor com
mons to be plundered at the will of
ruthless lords." ;
"Presumptuous youthl" interrupted
Burley, who, while Ralph wat speak
ing, had glanced over certain letter
which his secretary had handed to him.
"Foolish parrot of sedition, do you dare
to menace our sovereign lord the king?
You have given thia conceited clerk,
sire, audience enough. I have here
more important matter for your majes
(To b continued.)
EXCUSED FROM THE JURY.
After Hiving Nalvtly Turntd t Oeod Laugh
on th Judgt. '
A young man whose feature and
flashing eyes betokened great earnest
ness was summoned before Judge Mc
Carthy of the city court the other day
for jury duty. He immediately asked
to be excused. When the Judge asked
him what excuse he had for not serv
ing, he replied:
"I believe it Is a rule of the court
that the jury is the sole judge of the
facts and the court of the law, that the
juror sould only weigh the fact as'pre
sentod by the evidence, not taking in
to consideration any of tne rules of law
governing the case; wherefore all law
yers are exempt from jury duty."
"But are you a lawyer?" asked Judge
"No, but I have been a close student
of the law for many years."
"I on) afraid that I cannot excuse
you if you are not a lawyer," taid the
"But," coutlmted the young man,
with great earnestness, the color
mounting to his temples, "I am sure,
If your honor knew as much law as I
do, your conscience would not allow
you to serve on a jury.
After the bench and bar had recov
ered from this naive outburst the judge
told the young man that if it wat a
matter which affected hi conscience so
deeply he would excuse him, and a very
much aiinshed youth left the courtroom.
New York Times.
VENTS OF THE DAY
FROM THE FOUR QUARTERS OF
Comsrchcnjlvt Review of the Important
Happenings of the Put Week, Presented
la t Condense Form, Which Is Moit
likely te Prove of lnUreitto Our Many
Kansas it suffering greatly for want
The plague has reappeared in Caie
Colony, 8. A.
Fire at Qulncy, 111., destroyed prop
erty valued at 230,000.
- ATTORNEY GENERAL W. B. STRATTON
Of the state of Washington, who has entered a motion before the United States
supreme court for leave to hie a bill of complaint against the Northern Securities
Company on behalf of the state of Washington. The briefs were accepted by the
" Two masked men hold up and robbed
17 laborers near Corinne, Utah. ; .
President-elect Palma Ih in Cuba.
He was enthusiastically received.
The British press is much perturbed
over J. P. Morgan steamship combine.
The senate has passed the river ar.d
harbor bill carrying 170,000,000 in ap
propriations. General E. Daniel, charged with em
bezzling f 40,000 at Seattle, ha been
In a fight between cattlemen near
Collinsville, Cherokee Nation, one man
was killed and three mortally wounded.
The United States supreme court has
mode a ruling that the law requiring
Chinese to hold certificates is still in
The utate of Washington bus been
granted leave to file a complaint
against the Northern Sureties Company
by the United States supreme court.
The streetcar men of San Francisco
are on strike.
Brussels is quieting down and as
suming normal conditions.
Frank R.'Stockton, the well known
noveliHt, is dead at Washington.
Guantanamo has been decided upon
a the American naval station in Cuba.
J. P. Morgan is said to have com
pleted a plan to combine all the great
The steamer City of Pittsburg burned
near Cairo, 111., .and 75 people are sup
posed to have perished.
There Is considerable uneasiness in
Pekin over the imminence of a clash
between Chinese and foreign troops.
Bocas, Colombia, has surrendered to
the rebels. The United States gunboat
Machias has landed a force to protect
In the presence of a dist inguished as
semblage, including President Roose
velt, Governor Odell and Seth Low,
Professor Butler wbh installed as presi
dent of Columbia university. . .
Most of the Moscow rioters niay be
exiled to Siberia.
China' has protested against the ex
tenison of the exclusion law.
The house' passed the Cuban bill re
moving the differential on sugar.
Going to Thunder Mountain.
The Northern Pacific Railroad has
published a map of the Thunder Moun
tain country in Idaho, with a good de
acription of that great mining camp,
also complete information about reach
ing Thunder Mountain by railroad and
stage routes. Also the cost of getting
there. This map will be mailed on
application eto A. D Charlton, Port
land, Oregon, or Chaa. 8. Fee, St. Paul,
Minn,, or to any agent of the Northern
Paclflo Railroad Company. '
Enrique Santibanex, second secretary
of the Mexican embassy in Washing
ton, dropped dead on the street.
A New York girl knoekedl down by
the fender of a street car escaped death,
but haa her hair cut off Jby the car
Commodore Howell, of the navy, has
perfected a method of transforming soft
coal Into a smokeless product. The coal
it reduced to powder and mad into
bricka. ; .
WITH DEADLY EFFECT.
Exploiloa la t Barrack Kills or Injures Hun.
dr.dj of Nicaragun :
Managua, Nicaragua, April 22. A
severe explosion occurred on the night
of April lfl. A large two-story barrack
near the luke front, and in the center'
of the city, wa blown to fragments.
Between 100 and 200 officers and sol
diers are reported to have been killed
and many soldier and other persons
are reported Injured. A large number
of houses near the barracks, including
the National hotel, the Central tele
graph station , and the National palace,
were'damaged or wrecked. President
Zelayu was absent at Mayasa at the
time of the explosion, but he hurriedly
returned to. Managua. He has pub
tithed a statement, in which he at-
tributes the disaster to the work of con
spirators. He saya that tons of dyna
mite and a large quantity of powder
were stored in the barracks. The ac
tual causes which led to the explosion
have not yet been determined.
After the fii-st explosion the police
notified people temporarily to leave the
city, as it was thought the burning
building still contained dynamite.
Large number fled to the suburbs.
The first explosion was followed by sev-
OREGON ODD FELLOWS'
To be dedicated April 26, the eighty
eral- minor detonations, supposed to
have been caused by the explosion of
packages of gun powder. The people
w ho tied the city are now returning.
The fragments of those of the dead who
were blown to atoms are being buried.
Lowest estimates of the damage caused
by the explosion are around 6,000,000
Manila, April 22. Surrenders to the
American authorities of small parties
of insurgents are reported daily, and
these have increased since the recent
surrender of the insurgent, general,
Malvar. General Ruflno, with 26 offi
cers and 375 soldiere, has surrendered
to the native'constabulary in the prov
ince of Misamis, in Mindanao, where
the constabulary is co-oprating with
Kansas City Swept by Fire.
Kansas City, Mo., Apirl 22. A de
structive fire visited tho southwestern
part of this city during the day, laying
waste a section of dwelling houses al
most a quarter of a mile long and a
block wide, and doing damage to the
amount of 175,000. A spectator was
seriously injured by a falling piece of
iron and a fireman was overcome by
heat. About 60 dwellings houses were
destroyed, and HO or more familiea were
TO FILE COMPLAINT
SUPREME C9URT GIVES PERMIS
SION IN MERGER CASE.
The State of Wih:ngfon Thus Compel- the
Northern Securities Company to Anewer
Its Charge of Illegal Consolidation
Subpoena will be Uiucd Returnable in
Washington, April 23. Tbe United
State supreme court has granted leave
to the state of Washington to file an
original bill for an injunction against
the Great Northern Railway Company,
the Northern Pacific Railway Company
and the Northern Securities Company,
in connection with the petition of that
state recently filed in tbe courts. The
opinion in the case was delivered by
Chief Justice Fuller, who stated that
the court had always exercised the ut
most cure in its proceeding in original
case, and that the present decision to
grant leave to file waa intended to be
entirely without prejudice to either
party at interest.
The chief justice's opinion was very
brief, and consisted entirely of a view
of original cases of the same character
which have been brought to the atten
tion of the court. The two most im
portant of the cases thus cited were the
case of the state of Louisiana vs. the
state of Texas, concerning the quaran
tine regulation of the latter state, in
which leave was given to file, and the
state of Minnesota vs. the Northern
Securities Company, in which the peti
tion to file was denied.
Referring to the latter case, the chief
justice said the petition had been re
fused because of the insuperable objec
tion that indispensable parties to the
cage could not be brought into the
court. This objection did not, how
ever, confront the court in the present
case, and the court felt that, because of
its desire to proceed with the utmost
care and deliberation in all cases where
original actions are brought in this
court, the precedent of the Louisiana-
Texas case should be followed rather
than that of the Minnesota case in tne
present instance. Hence leave to file
would be granted, and subpoenas would
be issued, returnable on tbe first day of
the next term of the court in October.
Earthquake Caused Much Damage.
Mexico City, April 22. The earth
quake Friday evening covered a large
extent of territory and reached down
into Central America. The lower sec
tion of tbe Pacific coast of this country
felt the shock very severely, and at
Tapachula, an important town in the
state of Chiapas, near the Guatemalan
frontier, the damage to property ia es
timated at fully 1,000,000.
HOME, AT PORTLAND.
- third anniversary of the founding
Strika at Oregon City.
Oregon City, April 23. Eighty
weavers employed in the woolen mills
owned by the Oregon City Manufactur
ing Company have walked out, owing
to a disagreement over the scale paid
for piecework on the looms. The plain
weavers, who weave blankets, flannels
and other plain material, have been
receivings cents per yard lor their
Te Succeed Gllfillan.
Honolulu, April 14. The special
election held April 9 to choose a suc
cessor to the late Representative A. F.
GUfillun resulted in a victory for the
Republican candidate, W. W. Harris,
against August Dreier, nominated by
the home rulers and endorsed by the
Democrats. The vote was Harris, 881 ;
Dreier, 670. ' .
Crisis Not Yet Passed.
The HagueApril 23. The condition
of Queen Wilhelmina is unchanged.
Her physicians say it is impossible to
predict the date of the crisis in her ill
ness. An extraordinary cabinet coun
cil was held today. The meeting en
gendered numerous rumors concerning
a decision in the matter of the regency,
but it is said upon good authority that
this matter was not discussed at the
OREGON NATIONAL PARK.
The Bill Creating On at Crater Lake PaKi
Washington, April 22. Representa
tive Tongue hat secured the passage of
bis bill for the creation of the Crater
Lake National Park in Southern Ore
gon, lne bill withdraws from settle
ment, entry or occupancy, a tract of
249 square miles, Including and sur
rounding Crater lake. . Control ot the
park is to rest with tbe secretary of the .
interior, who shall provide rules for
the protection and preservation of the
natural objects, game and fish, and
properly , guard against tresspassers,
and, with an adequate force of ward
ens, prevent and extinguish forest fires.
Settlement is not to be allowed in the
park, nor can lumbering or other busi
ness be therein conducted, although
tourists, pleasure seekers and scien
tists will at all times have free access.
Authority is granted for issuing per
mits for the erection and maintenance
of restaurants and hotels for the ac
commodation of visitors.
In order to secure the passage of the
bill by unanimous consent Mr. Tongue
had to accept several amendments. A
provision was inserted permitting the
location of mines within the park, al
though be contends no minerals are to
be found there.
rhere has been a continual fight
against this bill ever since Mr. Tongue
first introduced it. Within the past
10 days however, he has been at work
with the several departments, and
finally secured the approval of the pres
ident and secretary of agriculture to
the pending bill. , At the request of
tire president the speaker allowed the
bill to be considered, a thing never be
fore done, and its passage followed. It
is not believed there will be any diffi
culty Jin securing its passage through
COSTLY FIRE AT DALLAS.
The Texas City Suffers From Supposed In.
Dallas, Tex., April 22. Two persons
were fatally injured and a property loss
of $350,000 caused by several fires
which occurred here shortly after 3 a.
m. At that hour an alarm was turned '
in from the Doreey printing establish
ment, and several other alarms from
different parts of the city were turned
in in quick succession. After fighting
the fire for two hours, Chief Magee was
prostrated, and the command, was
turned over to an assistant. The chief
was rescued from the flames by tlie
police in an unconscious condition, but
was later reported to be out of danger.
A fireman was struck in tbe face with
a brick and fatally injured. A young
son of Chief Magee was found on the
floor of the enigne room at the central
station with a fractured skull. It is
supposed that the. lad, attempted to
slide from the bunk room to the engine
room and fell to the floor below. He
probably will die. Tbe Horsey Print
ing Company's plant was totally de
stroyed, the loss being about $200,000.
W hile the Doreey fire wag in progress
a fire broke out on Lamar street and
20 buildings were destroyed. Half of
them were business houses and the re
mainder boarding houses and dwell
ings. The Griffith Lumber Company
is one of the principal losers in that
section of the city, where it is esti
mated the loss will aggregate $150,0)10,
of which tbe Griffith company sustains
$50, immi. The loss of a large imple
ment company is not accurately known.
About a dozen smaller mercantile and
manufacturing establishments were de
stroyed. , ,";
While the two big fires were raging
a third broke out in the residence dis
trict of Fisher I ane, in South Dallas,
two miles distant, winch destroyed four
sottageg worth $20,000. Insurance
men are positive that the fire on Fisher
Lane was incendiary, and the police
and fire departments are strongly in
clined to believe that all were due to
Death Hull Does Not Shrink.
Cairo, 111., April 23. After search
ing two days the death roll of the
bumed steamer City of Pittsburg has
not been reduced any from the first re
ports. Of the 145 persons w ho were
on the boat when it burned, a careful
estimate of those-who were aboard the
steamer puts the loss of life at 63 at
the lowest, and the opinion of some is
that the list will approximate 100. Of
this appalling death list only three
bodies have been recovered and identi
fied. All of the injured are being well
cared for, and are recovering. All
who escaped from the burning boat
without their effects have been clothed
and made comfortable, and most of
them have departed for home.
Belgian Strike Declared Off.
Brussels, April 22. At a general
council of the labor party it was re
solved that work by the strikers In all
sections should be resumed. The coun
cil issued a manifesto to the working
men to this effect this afternoon. The
anticipated announcement by the crown
of the dissolution hag not yet been
Great Northern Flyer Wrecked.
St. Cloud, Minn., April 22. Tlie
Great Northern flyer, west bound, col
lided with an east bound freight train
near Watab, a few miles from here.
Both engines and several car on the
freight train were demolished. One
lady passenger on the flyer and four of
the train crew were injured, but none
of them seriously. The wreck blocked
the tracks and delayed traffic for sev
eral hours. The freight should have
sidetracked at Watab.