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Washington, Sept 19. - The weather bureau says reports from Lakota, Minnesota. Wiseonsin, Michigan, northern Illinois and north western Iowa show the occurrence in those states during the last two days of the highest temperature for the season of whieh the ■weather bureau has record. St. Paul, Minn., Sept. 19.- The intense heat continúes, thermometers on Friday registering from 100 to 100 at several Minnesota points. The heat is aceompanled by a wind whieh in places ainounts to a gale and prairie fires are reported írom a dozen localities. Chicago. Sept. 19. - The highest point veached by the thermometer on Friday .vas 88 degrees about the middle of the afternoon. Hurón, S. D., Sept. 19.- Intense heat has been experiencedhere the last five days, being 92 degrees to 95 degrees in the shade. Several cases of próstration are reported from the country. It is almost impossible to keep thrashing gangs in the field, as men are unable to remain in the sun. Many farmers are running two sets of hands working in reliëfs of three hours each ay and night, the moon furnishing suflicient light to continue the work through the night. Two cases of prostration are likely to prove fatal. Sioux, S. D., Sept. 19.- At 2:30 Friday afternoon the thermometer registered 98 In the shade. O. Karleton was killed by asunstroke. Davenpokt. Ia., Sept. 19. - Eldridge G. Allen, a well-known citizen, committed suicide by hanging Friday evening. During the afternoon for an hour in the excessive heat he worked on the roof of his house, and it is thought he was overeóme by the effects of the sun. Eau Claiee. Wis., Sept 19.- The warm weather continúes unabated. For several days past the thermometer has reached over 95, and Friday it registered 100 in the shade. SWEPT BV PRAIRIE FIRES. St. Paul, Minn., Sept. 19. Prairie fires are reported from many points ia the northwest. Hundreds of acres of Minnesota land in the neighborhood of Willmar and Beardsley were burned over Thursday and Friday. The wind has been so strong as to make it impossible to stay the ñames. A great deal of hay in stacks has been destroyed and 3 or 4 miles of the Great Northern railroad track have been burnt and made impassable. In North Dakota the greatest damage has been done around Lisbon. At least 50,000 bushels of'wheat have been destroyed there. The town of Buttzville, depot and eievators were saved after a hard fight. At last reports the fire was still spreading north and east. For miles north of Medina, Stutsman county, the prairies are all on fire and the smoke is so dense that flghters of the flames cannot get near. In Eddy county the fire burned to death four horses hitched to a plow in a field before the animáis could be saved; also 150 acres of wheat for the samo farmer. Other small losses are reported there. George W. Johnson and his son, living 60 miles south in Emmons county, were burned to death Thursday while fighting one of the worst prairie fires ever witnessed in this country. The fire swept over the country from Winchester to the Missouri river for 50 miles southeast. destroying a large amount of grain, hay. buildings, etc. An estímate of the damage oannot yet be made. Cumberlan, Wis., Sept. 19. - Forest fires are raging1 in the country immediately south and in plain sight of the city, and a strong south wind prevails. Several farmhouses and barns, two woodyards near the Omaha track and a large amcunt of other property have been burned. Men are now fightrng the ñames, and there is much apprehension in this city. The village of Perley was almost wlped out oí existence by fire Thursday. Tomaii, Wis.. Sopt. 10. - A most disastrous fire ie rag'mg in the cranberry marshes between Valley Juíiction and Nor%vay Kidg-e. The fire orig-inated on the Mills inarsh from an old forest fire that had been the last three weeks. Fanned by a brisk gale from the south it spread and was soon beyond control. All the buildings on Taylor'smarsh, including1 warehouiec filled with harveated berries, were quicklyreduced, the flames continuing in a southeasterly direction, sweeping everj-thinpr in their path. Berry pickers ran, leaving1 their tents and accoutrements to the flames. The railroad track was soon crossed, and still onward swept the fire at a fearful rate. Between tweuty-five and thirty square miles of marsh have been consumed. and the fire shows no sifnif, of abatement.


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