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RELIEF PLANS CONSIDERED.
HOW TO HELP DI8TRB8SBD AMERICANS
IN run A.
A BflPfTCULT PROBLEM BfiflSBNTBD THF. rnKSi
DBMTfl MEBSJAdSI MOT UEELT TO BE
READY MONDAY -.SENTdTMBMT M
[BT lEUMBaPH TO ma TBtBCEB,]
Washington, Mky 10 -The absence of President
McKinley in Philadelphia to-day caused a tem?
porary lull in current speculation on the scope
and effect of the Cuban message which Is to be
pent by the Executive to Congress early next
week. As Major McKinley Is unwilling to do any
work on Sunday which car. possibly be avoid-.
? L then Is a strong probability that the antici?
pated mesausfs will not be ready to go to the leg?
islative branch on Monday morning. Besides, as
the Administration 1b making every effort to se?
cure by telegraph some further information re?
specting th? sufferings of destitute Americans In
Cuba, n delay of a day or two in trunamltttng
lbs reports already received would be perhaps
both expedient and natural.
While the President's meaaagl waits, action In
the Senate on Mr. Morgan's resolution acknowl?
edging Cuban belligerency is clearly out of the
question, although the Alabama Senator Is al
ready Showing signs of a disposition to use the
interest aroused by the disclosures of American
sufiering in Cuba as a lever to force an immedi?
ate declaration by the new Administration on the
different and far wider question of National pol?
icy toward the revolted Inland. Many Republi?
can Senators who have hitherto followed Mr.
Morgan In his efforts to secure r?cognition for
ths Insurgente hesitate to sustain him now in
an effort to fono th? President's hand by compli?
cating the simple duty of relieving th'.? distress
Of American citizens deprived Of means and oc?
cupation by the severity or Oenornl Weylert
military edicts with the mote dlfOCUlt issue of
determining whether conditions In Cuba arc or
arc not such as to Justify the acknowledgment of
lbs Junta und its forces a? a belligerent power.
Aci?n of some sort li psrbaps nec-ieaary to
relieve the tension of feeling it. the Senate, but
t!. ? Republican friends of tho Cuban cause
win be fully content to s.ipp n-t a programme
which, for the present, looks singly and solely
to meeting the necessities of Americans suffer?
ing from the general prostration of agriculture
an ? business caused by the tu i years' war.
What means will ultimately he adopted to af?
ford relief to American sufferers is still uncer?
tain. The problem Is a difficult one. because
the plan ncc. pted will have to command the ap
proval or. at least, tho acquiescence <>f the
rtpai Ish Oovernment. But the sensitiveness of
Bpanlsh oj Inlon Is so u*ell known that res?stanos
Is sure to be encounter? ? to almost any proposi?
tion on ths part of this Oovernment which
even hints at nominal intervention in Cuban
affaira. Disbursements .?f food, clothing and
: . ni y through American consuls and consular
ag nta and the free deportation of Americans
from the Island have been sugg- sted as practica
bio programmes of relief. But until sume defi?
nite recommendations nave been made to Con?
ic: >as by the Executive, opinion as to th? forn,
expected legislation is to take remains hope
'.' kaly \ Lgue and conjectural.
THE BUSINESS MEN'S PETITION.
AN DtPOniNQ LIST OF HONERfl UEELT TO
It Will be some days before the business men's
petition to the Administration at Washington to
Intervene In Cuba is presented to the Secretary of
State. Several of the copies sent to different parts
of the country for ilsr.atures have not yet been
returned to Mosle & Brothers, No. 16 Exchange
Place, who have th.?3 natter In charge. The list of
Signers will be nn Imposing one. It lr said that It
Will Include practically all of the leading houses in
the country having prop? rty or business Interest*
In Cuba, save those houses which are owned b>
Cubans. FOT evtdenl reasons no signatures of
Cuban firms have been received.
There Is no polities ?n the petition. It Is asserted
If there were it Is certain that It would not have
been so generally and readily signed. Adeif Pavea
BU.lt. of Mosle & Brothera, said yesterday: "There
Is no suggestion In the memorial ?is to the means
that should be taken to end the w.ir in <'uba. The
signers ash the Oovernment ?imply to do what i*
n< ? attary to terminate the ?rar al the earliest day
, . Tt la f .r the officials at Washington to
do He whal should be done. vVe state how great
our losses have been, and say the tlm? has ar
must be d me or ?"ise Amer
i ?: property and inter, us on the Island will dls
a pi ear."
Lawrence Turnure, of Lawrence Turnure & Co.,
No SO Wall-at., said: "The movement Is a rom
: ii ? ; ? a ; relj We shall present a statement
on the condition of affairs and request that some
? shall be done without delay, We do not ex
lympathy with either side, nor do we sug
gesi what course should !,?? pursued."
ACCOUNTS OP BUFFERING CONFIRMED.
rUETHEN nETOETB RECEIVED FROM CONBUUI
Washington, May 18?All the Information
which the State department is receiving from
, | 1 and unoflcial sources confirms the pub
II I ? ?! reports of the destitution existing In Cuba
among those who are penned up in the towns.
Absolute starvation is threatened. The reports
al?" confirm ?ho statements that many of the
sufferers are American citizens, most of them, of
course, naturalized, but there are others who are
Dative born Americans.
It Is learned that the Administration, when the
facts a? to the ?-xistlncr destitution In Tuba first
came to the knowledge of the President, was
.' ? ted to move cautiously, an it was feared
that precipitate action might Irritate Spain and
possibly endanger the lives of American consular
officers when tho character cf their reports be?
came known to the Spanish authorities and the
?oval subjects Of Spain In Cuba Th? Spanish
Minister, however, ?n behalf of his Government,
Mid that Spain would b.- glid to welcome any
relief which could be granted to those who were
fa] need M Cuba, and he suggested that the work
Should be undertaken through Die agency of the
American Red Croes. This suggestion was
viewed favorably In the beginning, but some of
th memberi of the Senate insisted that the
United States should n<?t limit Iteelf In a work eif
Charit v to its own citizens to any single agency.
To-day's mall brought In some additional re
j .".-? to lbs Department of state from United
;? tes consuls In Cuba hr to the condition of
the American citlxens shut up in the towns by
r,?-der of th?-- CaptAln-GeneraL They are sail
t?. be get.orally confirmatory of the earlier re?
ports giving the extent of the distress among
Figures are nol obtainable as to the number of
?,. erlcan citlxens In Cuba who are in actual
d itress and In need of food or clothing. The
Specific No. 10
Ne?. 10 cures Dyspepsia.
No. 10 corrects the Digestion.
No, 10 tones up the Stomach.
No. 1" makes the appf-tlto keen.
No. i'1 presenta djtstreas after oatlns.
No. 10 relieves smoker's heart-burn.
NO. 1" steadies the Nerves.
No. lo removes Hear spots,
No. 10 gently assists Nature.
No. 10 promotes bsnltb
No. 10 Is only equaled in merit by
Al! Smaatata m ??in foe Me . Mr. or SI
MEDICAL hook.?' r Humphreys' Boa?
?Ul .... t IMS ri,hll?4 free.
Humphreys' ales, Co., Cvr. WUllsxj and joho ttt?..
fts* on??r.n-rth W1.t " n?W lD """ lsflSlls.il with
nfnrn??M V *?****' ???W to ?et this
Sas??LtU?ri ," ,h; bMlt f,,r ?"?* President's
iVtimfm,,, U.V "" *V ttH ????'lally known to th.
l?a,i. I? . ?J?^ ,h0 *n*iM of Ute oonrali
rWta^Hta 'hlV'me. the nurober of Amerl
?n ? 'n, ,hlM '?""""?"? I" ketwaen ISO ami 200.
hat m'?' ?.'? of ,hlf' "mnU nnraber, it la aald
?mi K?v V '." UV nRtlv,? Americans In Cuba are
?mployed in the hlKhor branch,.? ?f industry
I ,| L ftt1(1 ftrf' not aoUlal ****** of th0
FliYIO PRICES IN H AYA y A.
THE COST OF FOOD DOUBLED WITHIN A
PPANISH PAJ'EK D1MIONOREU AND PErnECTAT
LNG?ClRCUMST.vNfT.S ON WHICH GOMEZ
RsttdM FOR VICTORY.
Havana. Muy ]5 (via Key West).?The decision of
the Government against tho exchanging of bank
bills for silver coin hua caused a small panic,
l'rloes of bread, milk and other necessaries of Ufo
hart doubled within a few day?. The working
classes, as well as all Government employes, both
?'?vil und military, openly expr?s* the'.r dissatis?
faction at the a'-tion o/ the Government la paying
:hem In scrip which Is .SO per cent below par. It
Is believed tho Government will no longer accept
paper money In payment of taxes. In that case a
further depreciation of the paper money may be
Calixto Soto, a surrendered lieutenant from tho
camp of General Gomez, reports that General
Gomez during the Winter campaign did not cross
the River Zaza. He marched through the Santa
Teresa, La Majagaoa and La Reforma zones, and
is now supposed lo bo in tho vicinity of the last
mentioned place. H? wanted to inva'ie the western
Provinces, but the Insurgent Government would
not allow him ta do this. Gomes continues hi?
former tactics, declining to fight and confining his
militan- operations to llcrht Skirmishing*. He relies
upon tim<\ the wet season, the breaking down of
tli" financial system of Ike Spanish Government
ar..l th? reveces of disenso among the Government
forces to bring about tho triumph of his cause.
Gomes has only Ml men with him at present. Ills
physician, Dr. Gustavo l'erez Abroa, of Havana,
accompanies him. Others who oro with him are
l'arllno Oneroa. the poet, of Santa Clara, and Colo
n.l Calunga. His personal escort of fifty weii
equlpped cavalry is commended by Bernate Hoza,
Ha is also accompanied by an expeditionary regi?
ment commanded 1 y Vega.
Reports of tho death of Charles Agulrre. at Limo?
nar, Matanzas, gjr? confirmed.
General Gomez confirms the report that Pedro
I>iaz lias been appointed successor to Rlus Rivera
in the province ot Pinar del itio.
Havana, May 15. Returning from Arroyo Blanco,
In the province of Puerto Principe, passing by
Bancti Spiritus, Captain-General Weyler camped on
Thursday night at Calabazar. He arrived yester?
day morning at Placetas In an Interview he told
s. nor Ca?arte, the "Lucha's" rar correspondent,
thai he was satisfied the annihilation of the Insur?
rection would be brought about In tho near futur;.
H? (11(1 not believe there could exist anywhere on
the Island any great nucleus or rallying point for
the enemies of the Spanish Government.
SPANISH PAPERS SUSPICIOUS.
THE GOVERNMENT ADVISED TO REPEL AXT IX
TsasFSKEMCM in* CUBAN AKPArns.
Madrid. May 15.?Th? "Heraldo," referring; to
tho pnsKlblo action of the United States In tho
direction of relieving directly tho suffering of
Americans in Cuba, says:
"The Spanish Government will have universal
?pinion on Its side If It acts with energy lo re
pelllnK American Interference In our affairs,
but this opinion will bo hostile unless the Gov
ernment ceases makinp concessions. These dis?
plays of weakness. If they do not Increase th?
difficulty of solving the question, certainly do
not Improve th" situation In Cuba."
The "Correspondencia" announces that th* re?
ported Increase in the strength of the Spanish
Navy was decided upon In View of tho possi?
bility of International conlllcts.
HOKfl SMITH'S VIEWS ON CUBA.
Hn RETCRNS FROM KEY WEST AM ENTHUSI?
ASTIC nnLIEVER IV THE INSUR?
Atlanta, Ca.. May 15 (Special).?Hoke Smith,
formerly Secretary of the Interior, returned to-day
from a week's visit to Key West, where ho had ac
? ss to many authentic sources of information
concerning tho actual condition of affairs In Cuba.
Mr. Smith comes back an enthuslnstlc believer In
the cause of the Insurgenta and sanguino of fhelr
ultimate success, He said this ufternoon:
"Key West Is full of people who hnvo recently left
Cuba. I met men who talked freely of the condition
In the island and were thoroughly In sympathy
with tho Insurrectionists, but who were, whlla In
Havana, supposed to be In sympathy with Spain.
I sought to obtain as accurate an estimate of tho
true condition of affairs In Cuba, as my opportunities
afforded, and found an unbroken opinion that
Spain had accomplished nothing toward putting
down the Insurrection and that th? Cubans wero
more determined and hopeful of success than ever.
Indeed. I might say that an opinion of confidence
was almost everywhere expressed that this strug?
gle would end in Cuba's liberation, Tito recent
course of the Spanish Government with regard to
the Hank of Havana, the abandonment of specie
payments .and the failure to pay the troops for a
number of months have combined to create distrust
in Spain, even on th? part of the few who have
really adhered to the Spanish side, nnd have added
to the fixe! expectation of success on th? part of
th.? Insurrectionist!-. 1 .net a number ot educated
men Of means from Havana, who might have, been
supposed to have been adherents of Spain. To my
Surprise, I found that their hearts wer? with th?
insurrectionists, and their supposed adherence to
the Spanish cause while in Havana was due to th?
fear of consequonces which would follow an
avowal of th- lr opinions.
"While the'strocitles charged against Spain may
have been overdrawn, yet circumstantial details re?
lated to mo by trustworthy tn.n, reveal atrocities
such as to shock the most callous. The poverty
which has been produced, the suffering which Is being
caused by the efforts of Spain to put down the
Struggkl for freedom by Cubans, seem to mo pitiful
;n the extreme, and tho time appeals to have ar?
rive, i to which President Cleveland referred when
he said In his last message that, when the Inability
of Spain to deal successfully witn th? insurrection
has'become manifest, and It is demonstrated that
her sovereignty is extinct In Cuba for ill purposes of
Its rightful existence, and when a hopeless struggle
for Its re-establishment has degenerated Into a strife
which means BOtklng more than too useless ?.ori?
fice of human life and the utter destruction of tho
very subject matter of the conflict, a situation will
be presented In which our obligations to ths sover?
eignty of Spain will be superseded by higher obli?
gations which we can har.iiy hesitate to recognlss
an i discharge.
"About all Spain seems to have aeoompllshe I has
been to build a number of fortifications around towns
and cities and dot the Island with small forts. Every
part .f Cuba ? xo.pt that actually occupied by these
little forts and temporarily covered by Spanish
troops Is practically under control of the insurrec?
tionists for they go where they pisase, moving with
practical freedom, and exercising temporary control
wherever they go." _ _
NOT A WARLIKE MEASURE.
THE MEW-TORK AMD TH? Maim: ORDERED Tf
EM MATE RJBADT FOR SERVICE,
Washington, May 15.- It can be said on authority
that the Issue of orders from the Navy Department
to th? commander of th? New-York to put that
fine cruiser In condition for Immediate service has
absolutely no warlike meaning. Nor has the order
sent to-day to Um N?W-Tork Navy Yard to dock
and clean the second-class battleship Maine. Ad?
miral Buncc telegraphed to thi Department that
Dock No. '-', which was supposed to b.> entirely un?
serviceable, owing to leaksge, had been examined
by ii Hoard and found to be ready to receive s snip
at any time. The Department had been intending
all along to clean th? Usine, so it seised the op?
portunity thus unexpectedly offered and ordered
tier to be pat In immediately.
THE PRESIDENT KEPT IN'FOR MUD.
ADVICE! FBOM C?RA ISHT TO HIM ST SBCRs>
Philadelphia, May 15. The President received
from s.cr.taiy sh.rni..ii at Washington this morn
lag abstraeta of teles, is ma and utters which had
lie. n received from Cuba. They are sun) to relate
to the distress and destitution now existing In the
island and to confirm in ?te.it mensure th<- In?
formation hitherto received by the Presldenl on the
MR PI8HBACX ARRIVES IN Havana.
Havana, May If? <? W. Plskbaek, Hie secretary
of W. .i. Celhonn, the si.ial comnrlsoloner ser.t
l.y ti..- polled State* Government t" Investigate
H.o death of Dr. Ricardo Rula, a naturalised Am. n
. n dtisen and other ca. In which Americana
are brlleved to have suffered out rageoui treatment
nt the han... of tin B| inli rds, arrived h< re to "I i]
y .,?.<:;.. , Trujlllo s cltlsen of venesuela, has
been expelled from Cuba on political groando. i
no one need go to
Europe for a watch.
The best are made
right here in America
by the AMERICAN
Two watch move?
?RIVERSIDE " and
?ROYALr All retail
jewelers have them.
THE GREAT PARTS FIRE
FRESH DETAILS OF THK DISASTER AT
THE CHARITY BAZAAR
EYE WITNT.PflF.S TELL THEIR STORIES THF.
BRAVERY OF THK DUCHBSSn Il'AIXN'cnN
CONI'EMN'ATION Or THE AtTTEOEItTEB.
Not for many a rest has Paris been so stricken
es it was twelve days ago by tho fire at the
I'harlty Rasssr. Tho who!? cltv was literally
thrown into mourning. "In the strcts," said ?he? cor?
respondent of "The London Times," writing tho
day eifter the catastrophe, "the habitual din has ?le
cliledly diminished nn.l people speak In lower tones.
It Is as if pitsaers by were conversing In a church or
at the side of a grave, and it la. indeed, hy tho
aid* of the graves which ate to he dug ?luring tho
next few days that the life of the great city ha?
heen lived since the terrlblo disaster of yesterday.
Throughout those quarters of the city rea<-hlnK
from tho Porte Dauphine, the Porte Maillot and
the Trocadero to tho Faubourg St. Honore, tho
Contl In Reine, and tho Faubourg Bt. Germain, aro
to be eeen at a hundred doorways email groups
speaking with huahod volcea and remaining as if
motionless at the threshold?? of the homes which
directly or Indirectly, are now In mourning. These
two hundred victima, dead, dying. Injured or forever
mutilated, havo thrown Into mourning probably a
thousand families which are the wldeat known, the
most hospltahlo, and 'lpon whom trade In tho great
city most depends?those families, indeed, which
are the most indispensable for the normal life of
the puhll;, for the animation of the streets and
for the brilliancy of assemblies and all social func?
tion?. On the posters of tho Optara, the Opflra
Comique, the <"oni?Slle Fran?aise, and the Odeon, ft
broad whlto bund has been pasted bearing the word
'relftche,' and throughout the fashionable quarters
numberles? evening partles-for It la tho height of
the season here?have been postponed."
HOUSE? OF MOERNMNO.
Continuing his mournful chronicle the next flay
tbe same writer said: "I have psased from ono
house of mourning to another, and for me, as for
all those who had friends in tho crowd which tho
flames, surprise^ at the charity bazaar, cruel dlr.ap
rx>lntme?nts arete In store. In tho majority of cases
Injuries which seemed comparatUely slight sud?
denly became mortal, anel thoss whom one had
thought to tlnd 1n Improved health have succumbed
to myetertOOl complication? which have surprised
and baffled the physician's art. Thus toward \
o'clock I called at tho house of Oencra! Meunier
and, full of hope, asked how tho patient was get?
ting on to-day. 'Ho has Juat expired,' wa? the
"Tho contrast between such a life and such a
death la painful Indeed. He was a soldier nt twenty
years of age, and during his forty-flvo yearn of ?er
vlco ho had been constantly exposed to the most
te.rrible, dangers. He had seen death on the battle?
field mowing down around him tho half of his com?
rades and Kiibordlnates. He had three* horses killed
under him in a singlo battle, in the Crimean War
ho was mentioned mor? thon once In general orders
for hla courage. At Solferino he remained on his
feet In tho midst of 3?X> SOidlsCS who had fallen all
round him. At Sedan his horse fell twice, and ho
was almost tho only ofllcer of his battalion who
came out alive. And a few months later I myself
MW him commanding In the midst e>f the hottest
engageaient und lpading on Ma soldiers with a
smile. Then, for long year? afterward, ho com?
manded the Infantry division of Rayonne, and when
Anally be aras obliged at the age of sixty-flvo to re?
tir?, it was at the head of the Retired Oftlccrs' Club
that he continued to devoto his life wholly to the
army. Ilo was a retired General of Division and
Grand Ofllcer of tho Lejrlon of Honor, yet this man
who had faced death on twenty battlefields die?
from a fire at a charity bazaar.
"Going further on to the house of If. DutrenTl,
ex-Senator for Mayenne, to ask whether h'.s daugh?
ter had returned, l met a coffin which had Just
entered the gateway. It contained tho body of hi?
daughter. Again, at tho Comte de Chevllly's I
learned that the bodies of his two daughters had
been discovered; and thus, prolonging my sad pil?
grimage, almost everywhere arnera i expected to
still find hope, I found It destroyed by death. And
now, while tho list of the dead lengthens, the
mournful procession of funerals la about to com?
mence. The tlrst of these Is close to where. I llvs;
It Is the. funeral of Mile. Antoinette do Mandat
Grancey, which Is fixed for to-morrow. M. do
M.-inilat-Grancey, who has a passionate admira?
tion for the EnRllsh navy and has published able
works on th.> English and th?ir Institutions, has
many friends across the Channel, and the numer?
o-i? messages of condolence which are coming to
him thence show what sympathy M felt for him.
For two ?lays a stream of grieving friends has
been offering I?aron do Qraacey the expression of
TALKS OF ETaVWITNEEBEE.
Harrowing narratives abound, of those who nar?
rowly escaped from tho burning building, and of
those who personally observed the dl?.T?ter from a
short distance. How the DaebeSSS d'Alen?on died
has already been I'll. Mm-- ?l'Ai.dl.iu, who was
near her, adds this detail:
"Tho Duchesse, whoso whole anxiety was to save
the ?lrl? around her. calmly replied: '<io fast be?
fore us; go out fast. De not trouble about me; I
shall have last.' These wero certainly the Prin?
cess's hurt words."
Mme. Chrnevl'Te, wife of ft novelist and one of
the stall-keepers, .?ay-.
"I was at the refreshment stall when I suddenly
heard a cry of 'Kir?-'.' Some members of the eom
pxlttee who wire present silt: -Cently. ladles; do not
hurry. You have plenty of time.' In spite of this
everybody, even before seeing the flamea, rushed
toward the doors, pushlne and trampling on each
other in their ha?te to get out Bret I did like other
people?1 rushed to the door on the r!ght leading to
th.- Rue Je.in GtoUjOU, Turning round I perceived
the flamee, which were Invading the building like a
hurricane of tire. I hurried as mucfi as I could,
Ktruggllng de.-perate'y. I think I was three minutes
?n reaching It "Then I | H there it was on tire, an.i
the flanv-s struck my right 'rt and my hair, which
by a providential chan-e which I catino; explain did
not catch tire.
"To reach that aoor, which for me was deliver?
ance. I must have trodden oti corpses or on the dy?
ing at their last ga>V. but In my alarm I per . 1
nothi.tg, yielding, moreover, to the terrible pressure
of people crowding behind axe. Once a? rh?- opening
of th?? ooor i thougai myself aaved, but al that mo?
ment I fell Into the street. I had ?imply fallen ft. ?n
the top of the heaving mass of dvlrig at. 1 Injured
?>tr"tched nt the fool of th.- steps, I tried t, rise,
but In vain. I was I pi"!- Wer, hemmed In up I.i in..
waist m this human wave At bus] by i supreme
e-ffirt, und assisted l.y the occupants >t the a.IJ lin?
ing hone?.-". I succeeded la extricating myself, and
In a few minutes found myself in the ourt of
No. U>, Rue J?an Qoujon, occupied by a llvery-etable
keeper, where there were air. idy nearly Bfty in
jured who weit receiving every attention. At that
m psenl the fire was nt Its height Many persons
whs had like me. sxtraaulously escaped death,
wanted, In spits ol t.'ieir injuries, te go bach into
the ;n ? where ihey had left a relative or ,i friend,
v, ?? were prevented by being shut up la ? court,
where the Injured were carefully attended to."
"Not even an my d? athbi ?!." ^.ty* a "M. Janassfe
Onset te" correspondent, "am I likely to for.fet tho
awful Spectacle Sf these days of horror. When
U . panic in the ifotn du Palais suhetdsd, just to
t. ii myself awaj from the ?rasp of the numberless
poor irreti hi a irho were rushing in Inquir?an 'Ave*
voiis vn mu Bilef Avez-vous vu ma mero?' Et
mea salant, 1^1 avait un i.iiB.lioau rwaa,' und so oa
I went toward the skylight through which so ms
were saved, and on my way there I stumbled acre
a young man suddenly gone mod. At the aat
mentent a gray-bearded senUsssan, with ten
flowing down his cheek?, pushed me on to t
open window Imploring mn to tell him Where 1
wir- was hidden He then Jumped through t
window toward a group of men, nnd It was wl
the utmost SxaVulty that he was dragged *aw.i
only to return again, I saw him this morning
th" Palais de I'lrdustrlo scruttnlxlng the hofl
less charred remains and murmuring words of I
denrment nnd fervent prayers. As I got on to t
waste-land on which the bazaar was construct?
I had no Idea that there were so many victims
where they were, eine ?aw just a few stnoul
erlng heaps, small black promontories unevenly d
posed nnd studded with white spots -earthenwai
I thought, or debris of buffets and hers. It was or
when I was quite near, nnd I saw the assistants
tho ambulance lift up religiously B nondescrl
bundle, that I perceived what the horrible whi
A MARVKLLOCS ESCAPE.
An English gentleman who, with his wife. W
present at th.- B istaar when the Are broke 01
gives In "The London Standard" the followh
narrative of the Litter's marvellous escape.
"I had," he ?aid, "been In the crush for sor
time, hot finding the heat unbearable I went out
smoke a cigarette. I was standing on the ste
of the main entrance when two or three ladles ht
rled out, looking very pale and ill. I did not pi
much attention to them, thinking they were pro
ably suffering from falntness. Immediately aft?
ward, however, a solid body of ladles simply to
out of the door with such violence that I w
thrown down the steps, and pushed to the oth
side of the street. Being' alarmed for the safe
of my wife, I e-ndeavoreel to get back to the do
again, and ultimately succeeded In getting close
It, and holding on to one of the doorposts with 01
hand. While I was doing this a lady In the cru:
stumbled and fell as she was descending the step
and would probably have been trampled to ?leal
had I not been lucky enough to extricate her, at
put her on h'r feet again.
"After considerable time my wife came oti
being one of the last to escape. I Immediate
dragged her along the Hue Jean OOUjjOn toward ft
Place Fran?ois Premiar, when all of a sudden
man called out to me, 'For Heaven's sake, get 01
of the way; the roof is falling In.' On looking U
I BOW the whole roof In flames, and 1 tlieiefOI
dragged my wife across to the other side of tl
street, where there was a stable yard. As w
crossed tho road we narrowly escaped being rn
over by a horse, which had bolted, maddened 1
fright. While wo were in the stable yard mar
people enmo In frightfully scarred and burned, at
porno In flames. Ultimately wo managed to get I
the corner of the Place Fran?ois Premier."
THF FATAL WILDING.
a few word? about the Charity Besser, it an
founded In 18?C,, nnd rlnee the i it has l)?en hel
every year with great success. It Is said that tl
receipts during that period have amounted t
7,000,000 francs, all of which has been spent In r.
lief to the poor and suffering. The BsSSar Is ce
talnly oro of the best works of charity In Pari
It was started by Henry liloiint, son of tl
former chairman of tho Western Railway, ar
Huron de Mackau. the well-known Imperialist. Th
year It was Installed m a lartT'? piece of waste grour
In the Run Jean (?onion, in the nei?hborhood of tt
Champs Blyetee, It was built of wood, nnd wa
?aya S writer In "Tho London Olobe," more like
vast shed than anything else. Hut It was splei
dldly decorated both outside ard Inside, and Wl
freshly painted a few days ago. Among the u
tractions this year was a representation of a strei
of Paris In olden time, which, the reader may n
member, figured in the recent exhibition of th
Theatre and Music. Huron de Ma'-kau bought
for the small sum of ISO francs, and had It place
In the Bazaar. The number of stalls in the Basai
was twenty-two, all of which were kept by lad!?
belonging to tho highest class of society. It wti
opened on Monday, and everybody In tho foshlor
able world patronized It. the receipts amounting t
4.".,urn) franca. Everything pointed to a most sue
cessful season, and no doubt It would have bee
ao had not the catastrophe occurred to upset a
arrangements, and throw so many noble famille
While awaiting an Inquiry which wilt enable t;
to discover the real causes of this frightful culan
Ity, public feeling already laya the responsible
or It at tho door of the authorities. How Is it 001
?Ible, it is asked, that the Prefecture of Poil?
which sinco tho destruction of the Opera Comiqu
has shown itself so severe toward the theatres 1
tho matter of public security, could be guilty e
such negligence and Indifference In respect t
places of meeting which, like the charity Basaai
un? more open to the danger of fire than the then
tres? Tho Prefecture will no doubt say that I
was not Its duty to examine places of meeting
and that, therefore, It had no authorization t
give. This argument, In the opinion of th
Parisians, win not be accepted by anybody. Th
Prefecture, on the contrary, ha* often shown the
It possesses nil the rliihts it likes to make use o
When necessary. It is certainly strange, not t
employ a stronger term, that such an rreetloi
was not officially examined beforo it was atlowe
to tie used.
A building like that which has Just been burne,
to tho ground was as dangerous as a match-box
The wood selected for It was of an Inftanimahl
nature, nnd was mad?' all the more Inflammable b;
the painting and varnishing which it underwen
only a few dnys ago. When the Opera COfntQU
Was destroyed the authorities at once ordered al
theatrical manag?rs to adopt means to prevent th
recurrence of such a disaster. Iron curtains wer
resorted to, and the number of exits was Increased
If these precautions had been adopted on the pr?s
ent occasion the catastrophe would probably no
have o?-curred, or, at least, would not have beet
ONE WELL-KNOWN VICTIM.
The Duchess of Alen?on Is the subject of an in
tere st lag sketch by the Vienna correspondent o
"The London Dally News." She was the young
est of Duke Mix of Havnrla's five handsome deugtl
ters, only one of whom died beforo her?Helen
hereditary Princess, of Thurn und Tnxis. Tin
Duchess, when Princess Sophie of Havarla, Wai
an early developed very fresh girl, with all the un
?iffoeU'd love of Ufa that distinguished her father
"tho Jolly Duke." She charmed tho young Kln|
I.ouls so much that, without tho lnterfereneo of re
lationa or diplomatists, he betrothed himself to her
He was then twenty, end, according to the testi?
mony of those who knew him, ouo of the hand
soniest youths alive. Tho Princess was only eigh?
teen. He made no secret of being In love with nil
Btately flnncee, and tho tokens or his nffe.-tlon. In
vented by a royal poet's productive' fancy, wer?
the exclusivo topics of court conversation at ti-?
time. His people, which at that time hold him it
absolute reverence, loved him all the better foi
tho eager passti n he showed, nnd the pair promise?
to become as popular a king ami queen as had
ever sat upon a throne. Among the charming s'ur
pri?es Which tho King was forever preparing foi
hi-? flanees was a particularly poetical Chrlstmai
tree. Ills mother, tin- widowed Queen Marie had
assembled the royal family at Hohenschwangau,
Which has one of tho finest situations In the wjri.l,
Clinging to a steep mountain that separates tWO
lakes in the Bchwangau. The ordinary Christmail
tree festivity v.as over, and the presents had ten
Klven mid received, when the young Kin? led hia
betrothed in; i a room close by. He threw open the
wooden shutter, and one of tho tallest and best.
grown pines in the Bchwangau was revealed to
slxlit. Upon It the King had ha?l a thousand wax
candles fixed and lighted.
Th.- royal marriage was suddenly broken off
1 Ther.? were rumors of a scandai but they arose
after th?- King had left the Princess, and II can
i not be said that they were Justified ' One moonlit
nigh I a window looking on to the Winter Garden
was thrown open, and the sentinel pacing the
Courtyard was Just In time to Jump aside beforo
the Princess's tn.ul.I- bust cam?- flying on to the
pavement, thrown by the powerful hands of the
young K.ng. The King ne\er got over the bitter
disappointment of those days nnd died unmarried
and a woman-hater. Princesa Sophie, three years
after her engagement to the Kin?; had'been broken
i off, married the son of the Duc ?le Nemours, th>
Due d'Alencon, in 1V,R She lived the greater' pert
of her life at Munich, where her house was
hospitably open to artists and musicians. An un?
constrained tone was considered correct in the
Duchess's house, and lier two children were
brought up simply and naturally. Her only son Is
Prince Rmmanuel, Duke ,,f Vend?me, who'is mar
I ried to Henrietta, daughter of the Duke of Plan
! liers The ?laughter ?s Princess Louise, married
in ??-'til to Prince Alfonso of Bavaria,
to CURTAIL TARN PRODUCTION.
BOtTTHUUf MANt'KA? "TVnnnS MRFT ANT) TAKR
Charlotte, N < . Slay l.V-A convention of cotton
1 yarn manufacturers was held h? ro to-day, about
; f. rty yam mills being represented, a number of
i other ?otton manul'a.-Hirers also attended the meef
| Ing. An agreement was Signed by whb h a curtail?
ment in product? n of ? per cen? win be made m
yarns below twenties, this reduction in go into ef?
fect on June 1.".. Action was also Iahen to obtain a
reduction In fn-lnht rates from Southern points to
the markets ?.f the North and Went A ttton was
also taken for tho purpose of eliminating many
extra charge which II has become the custom if
,. mmli Ion hou ? ? to make oi to i low to pur?
chasers of mi-.s a special committee was sp
poli ted to look after labor legislation.
A permanent orgaalsatlon was effected, J, T. An?
thony, of Charlotte, being mad?' president, and A.
P Hhine. of Mount Holly, rice-president. A board
of sewn on totora was crested, nnd the directora
were ele ted The meeting adjourned lubieel to the
call ol th?' Board i f Directors, it seemed to be the
sense ol the meeting thai a further reduction
| should be made, If necessary, In order to bring the
m?o- ot varna tj u profitable baala.
TWO NEW YORK ST0RE5.
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339 FIFTH AVENUE,
Near tho Waldorf.
In the Borough of Brooklyn,
33 & 40 FLATBUSH AVENUE.
TWO OUT-OF-TOWN STORES.
AT BAR HARBOR, ME?,
Now Open for Busines?.
AT NARRAOANSETT PIER, R. a*
Will Open in June.
We ?re maklnfc *reat preparations for the summer business li. our country '?"rea. The
new goods now arriving from Europe will all be exhibited In our Fifth avenue store before heing
sent to Bar Harbor. Not even at Christmastime was our st >ek more attractive and ?mP>??
than now. nor prices more tempting. With others. Miy Is a montl* for letting the stock run
down and working off old (roods; with us it Is the time for Introducing timely novelties ana
preparing for the active business of our summer-report stereo.
BngUad, France, italv. Spain. Hungary. Austria. Germany, Sweden and the North. Kuans
and the Orient, all contribute rare and Interesting Objects t? this choice stock, which we new
offer to sell at prices PHENOMENALLY LOW. _..???,???*?
The stock MUST BE SOLD, and price? will be male to PLEASE THE PT.RCHASBsi,
especially for hlRh cost foods, for which no reasonable offer WIM. BE DF.CMNF.D.
We are receiving bv every steamer selections of the latest productions of Europe. t?0
prices for which will reflect and sympathize with the extremely low quotations for the goods
formerly In stock.
FIFTH AVENUE 15 THE ARTISTIC CENTRE OF THE COUNTRY.
THESE ARE DISTINCTLY FIFTH AVENUE GOODS
We have received from I'aWs some exceedingly beautiful mlnlatur? portraits, cnamellSS
upon virgin silver, by the ilrst artists, the likenesses b in* of famous and beautiful women ?I
the Trench. English and Austrian courts.
Having purchased them direct, we do not charge the enormous prices usually demanded
for such rare and ex.juislte objects of art, but are selling them at a very small advance over
the artists' price. _
Ivors ralntlngs.?Ta to $?
Enamels on Copper. BIO to $*?<*
Enamels on Virgin Silver. r\\1 to $flf?
Our somewhat limite,\ space compels US SB
Quantities of Plates.!
Our stock of Plates was never lnrger or better
than now. Hundreds of dozens of French. Aus?
trian, English, ?'erman china, from the best
makers, and all offered al fair prices or less.
One hundred dozen, worth $t> to $10, ?11
size?; we offer the chelee f.ir. doisM.... $4.7??
One hundred dozen, worth $12 to $20,
the choice (or. BH.7."?
Clocks from Paris.
?10 French Travelling Clocks, In
leather case?, excellent. $0.00
088 French Regulators, movement of
great precision, cathedral bell striking
and repeating .$22.00
S12 spherical Clocks, with magnified
dial, very pretty and convenient for
the desk or dressing table. $3.00
Do not pay the exorbitant prices frequently
demanded. We sell th? most powerful glass In
the world. $!? value, for SB, and a plain $4 In?
strument of great power and clearness for S3,
beg the Indulgence of our customers to
from the stock a large quantity of lower graSe,
yet prefy and desirable g >r.ds. to make room
for newer and mor'? expensive objects. These
goods will now be sohl for
Dresden floweret TtamcVIn? and Plates,
dainty, yet fireproof ; doz.$3.95
Fine china Cups and Saucers, French,
English. Austrian; each.$1.00
Rich Ruby and ('old Finger Rowls, with
Plates, rornterty ISO, doz.$8.70
China BovllkM rup? and Saucers, bright
Dresden flowers and gold.$4.7B
Ramekins, small, without plates, dozen..$1.00
Rich cut strawberry, diamond and fan
Finger Bowls .$0.00
2<>0 assorted sir.gle China Cups and Sau?
cers, worth from 7.V. to fl.BO. for. ?BO
Visitors lo the city arc especially invited to inspect the novelties now on
exhibition. We also give every attention to parties who may desire to pur*
chase goods by letter, using our best judgment and taste in making selections,
and packing all purchases ~c>ith the greatest care.
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WEST POINT'S MEMORIAL.
THE BATTLE MONUMENT TO BE DEDI?
CATED ON MAY 31.
fnr TKt.K'-.nArn to tub ratatnra.]
Washington. May 15.?The dedication of the bat?
tle monument In memory of th? officers and men
of the Regular Army who fell In buttle during the
War of the Rebellion, whtch has been erected by
their surviving comrades, will take, place at West
Point, N. Y., on May 31. at 11:30 a. m. The exercises
will begin promptly at th? hour designated, and
no one will bo admlt'cd to th? auditorium after
they aro In progress. The following la tho order
of the excrelpes:
First-Music by the band of the Military Acad?
Second -Prayer by the Rev. Herbert Shlpman.
chaplain of the Milltarv Academy.
"Third?Presentation to the T'nlted States Armv
by Brlgadier-t'eneral John M. Wilson, Chief cf En?
gineers. United State3 Army.
fourth?Acceptance by Dicutenant-General John
It. Bchofleld, retired, and presentation to the Gen
I eral Government.
Fifth?Acceptance by the Pr?sident of tho T'nlted
Sixth-The National ?altttS.
Seventh "The Star-Spangled Banner," by the
| band of the Military Academy.
Eighth?Oration by Divi.l J. Brewer. Associate
Justlcs of the Supreme Court of tho t'nited states
Ninth?Handel's "I.ariiO," by the bund of the
Tenth?Benediction by the Rev. Herbert Shlprr.nn.
A cordial Invitation to be present has been ex?
tended by the Building Commltteo to nil veterans of I
! the Regalar Army who served In the fte'.d during I
| the War of the Rebellion and th* families of ail
| soldiers whose names appear upon the monument.
? All such as CSB be present are requested to com?
municate the fact In writing to the secretary of the
. Building Committee as soon as possible, and to re
1 port In person to the quartermaster at West Point
! by 10 a. m. on the 31st for assignment to seats.
This dedication Will be the culmination of a sug
gestion Btade in 1S63 by Lieutenant H. C. Hasbrouck,
, now Ueutensnt-COloOSl la the 4;h Artillery, while
stationed as an instructor at the MIMtury Academy,
| to the effect that all officers of the Regular Army
then In servie? be asked to contribute a certain per
, centa^e of tii?*lr monthly pay for one month toward
I ti fund to be used for the erectton of a monument at
West Point commemorative of the men of the Reg
' ulnr Army who fell during the War of the Re
! bi lllon. This suggestion was ipeedily acred upon by
? the formation of a:i organization sad an Executive
Committee. The scope of the commemoration was
i extended to Include enlisted man, and pro rata sub
' Scrlptlons were solicited, with the result that a fund
I was collected, which, under the admirable manage?
ment of the successive treasurers. Professors Church
' and Andrews, had Increased t.> about fg&gsf by 1890.
j Colonel John M. Wilson, then superintendent of the
i Military Academy. Judslng the time ripe for action.
j called a meeting of the Executive Committee on Feb?
ruary 17 of that year for the purpose of taking pre
1 llmlnary steps toward itivltlng plans, etc., for the
! erection of the monument. A Building Committee
consisting of Professors Peter S. meats, Charles W.
] I.anie,!, K.lgar W. Bass and James Mercur, was
: elected and Invested with full power to prepare plans
and designs, se'eet a site and proceed with the bulid
: ing an.i dedication of tne. Battle Monument. Sub
sequent to the work of the preparation of pians and
th? selection Of * design, t olonel John II. Wilson
: I..-,'ame. as superintendent, ex-offlclo a member of
i the committee. .
The Building Committee proceeded to draw up u
form of competition, and larltsd four leading firms
I of architects to enter. A committee of ?election
i wss formed by adding to the Bull.ling committee
i for that purpose Augustus St. <"aud?ns. Richard
I M Hunt and Arthur Rotch. The awnrri was given |
1 to tho Arm of M.-Kiiii. Mead & White, of New
, V, tk, who associated With them SS Sculptor Fred?
erick W lascltonnlss. In March, is*?, colonel O.
H Brnst Corps ot fcinglneers, was appointed super?
ii lendsat Of tne Military Academy, and to<-* the
pbjes of Colonel Wilson on the Building Commit?
tee owing to various delays and modiilcations In
the original design, involving the entire ressodelttng
and recasting of the figure of Kam. and the t.ron te
tablets the monument was not completed until tne
1 fail Of ISM.
in.?-operation of the Adjutant-Qeneral's ottv-e
1 wa* obtained In the iletermlnaticn of the names of
all oflli ers and enlisted men Of the Regular Army
Who were killed or died ol wounds received In bat?
tle durli ? the War of (he Rebellion, and great i sre
v i- tak.i. In ins re\latan of the .Mts. The monu
. ment now bears, cast In bronze, the names of 188
officers and 1011 men, and the following Inscrip?
tion on the body of the shoft:
"In memory oil 'he officers and men of the Regu?
lar Army <>f the t'nlted States who fell In battle
during the War ?f ths Rebellion, 'his monument Is
erected by their surviving comrades."
The monument consists of s monolithic shaft of
polished pink Mllford grunlte. forty-six feet high,
standing on a cylindrical pedestal, and hearing on
a square abacus s granite sphere, upon which ts
liolseU a ?Jvtct? Asura ut tumo, with trump?! and
Made by a PaiBStf MlSgtSl *ltn M ***** ??P^'?"?? ?
DermatMnsa-. BOM everywhere.
Bun W Se II ne Hair, runp'.e?. rreekl-i. MM??. Sain Ws
?a?es ami ail Pacts! geeaaaSaaaa rermnn-ntty r?me??S
John' H, Woodbury Oermatological institut?.
Ne* Y Tie. 12" W. I3?l St.; I'hlla . \AtA Walnut Btl
iJ..*ton. u wint-r St.; Chitssjs, Ml s?a'* st
A san:;,!.? aC attr.et WueSiaafa roelel s. ap or FtetaJ
Cresm, with BliUSrstll Bosk oa BeaafJ anJ treatment of
?he ?kin. walled on ret'Mpl e,f 10 centa.
Ailtiri, all Utter? to Iff H>*< 4't>l St., X. T.
Net Use Talking.
\V.> g-:: rh?sper h?r<? than any ether noua? in the
Ma Beb? walits her? 3?c., $1.50 ahlrt w%t?jt? her? 0Bo.|
$2 ahlrt walet? lur? Ml<-. ; ?i'ra fine I!?'? Hn-h?ll?u ribbed
?Vi.??1. BM., reduced frem 73c. ; BSlS rtXtM I testa trimmed
with lace ami ?Ilk ribbon. 2.'?- , logoesd 'torn *?V ; roll ?4
seid thirt want let?, ?evn ptec?a. 5c . ix?h*aSl from TSo.;
rolled cold lorgmette chain?, n?-weat d-a'cn?, 10c. r?4u<??4
from lei?.; I.lb?rt? Incmpai abl- v! t-t water. 20c. re.
?lucrj from 7.V ; Liberte unrlvall?*?l ??uracta, 2t>c., wortk
BSe. ; I.lt*rt'? attisasse SSlSgK*, ISc . worth flOe : Ubert'S
efflrarl'iua quinine. Sic, w >rth ??>?-.. IVar?' ?o?p, 6c.; Out?,
cur? ?cap, 7c, I.ynn'a tovth pow 1er. T<" . all perfumery
one-third est to-morrow
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The Best Breads,
the beet bU'ult?. th? !>*?: ft ira. the teat cereals?
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wreath The whole atamla unm a circuler stylo?
bate and ntcreohate of granite ?tepa. divided at
regular radial Intervals by right hau a re plinthe
beurlng ?ranne ?ptierv* li.-lt.-?l with bronse. Upoe>
which ure in.-? tit.cil the name.? of enllated men.
The namea of ofTlcera aro applied In bronse atttecs
on the lac? o? the circular wdeatal.