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The senate, in executive session, on
thi 2Sth, decided, by a vote of 21 to 33.
hot to reconsider the vote by -which
the Pamoan treaty was ratified.
Among the passengers who arrived
at Xew York, on the 29th, on the
steamer La Kormandie, from Havre,
was M. Jules Cambon, French ambas
sador to the United States.
A favorable report was made from
the house naval committee, on the
291 h on the bill $o restore the historic
frigate Constitution, the cost to be
to rue by patriotic societies of Massa
chusetts. 5ei. Greely experienced quite a set-back
in the steady improvement of his
condition in the shape of a cold, con
tracted while on a visit to the war de
partment on the 26th. He is confined
to his bed.
The house committee cn laobr, on the
25th, heard President Compers of the
American Federation of Labor and the
representatives of other labor organi
zations in favor of the bill to prohibit
interstate commerce in convict-made
The house committee on mileage, on
he 29th, discussed the claim of Brig
ham H. Roberts for mileage, which
amounts to about $1,000. A majority
of the committee are of opinion that
be i-. not entitled to this money, as he
'was not sworn in.
The question of establishing a de
partment of the government to be
known as the department of com
merce, with a cabinet officer at its
head, was discussed at considerable
length by the senate committee on
commerce on the 25th.
The question of salary and mileage
allowance for Mr. Roberts is to be con
sidered by the house committee on ac
counts. There is about $1,000 on mile
age, and a like amount for salary con
ditionally due Mr. Roberts, but there
is some doubt as to whether these
6iiD:s should be allowed.
In accordance with the policy of re
leasing all the chartered transports on
their return from the Philippines, the
quartermaster general, on the 29th, di
rected an inspection of the City of
Pekin, City of Sydney and the Tacoma,
with a view of putting them out of
commission as government transports.
Gen. Buller's dispatch to the London
war office, on the 28th, stated that
Spion kop was abandoned on account
oi hick of water, inability to .get ar
tillery there, and the heavy Beer fire.
His whole force withdrew south of the
Tugela river with the evident intention
of reaching Ladysmith by another
The biggest order for mules ior use
In the Transvaal yet placed in the
Ki-rif-as City (Mo.) market by the Brit
ish government is, it is understood,
now under consideration there. Local
films are also said to be bidding on
furnishing the British with 1,000
horses, to replace those sent to South
Otto Miller, a prominent farmer re
siding" near Hastings, KebL, lias mys
teriously disappeared. He was last seen
on the 19th, since when no trace f him
can be found. His friends believe he
lias been murdered. The only elew to
the missing man is drops of blood
about his barn. A searching party has
Not even a cigarette r a seidlitz
j powder could be bought in Baltimore
on tb 28th. For the first Sunday in
many years every eigar store, gro
cery, bakery and the like were closed
np tight. The police were kept busy
all day taking the names f boot
.blacks, newsboys and others for pres
entation to the grand jury.
A report on our Asiatic trade, pre
tpcred by Mr. Frank H. Hiteheock,chief
of the foreign markets section of the
.agricultural department, shows that
there has been a great development of
our trade with China and Japan during
the past decade, the year 1899 breaking
.all records. It is the exports that are
increasing', imports scarcely holding
On the 28th the war department
ansae public an important report from
'Capt. V. R. Abercrombie, Second in
rfantry, who commanded the Copper
.Rive" exploring expedition in Alaska
Jasr, season. The chief topic treated in
tthe report is the laying1 out of the
.great trans-Alaskan military route
irom Port Valdes, Alaska, to Port Eg
Jbert, on the Yukon.
"The board at diretcors of the Amer
ican Window Glass Co. met in Pitts
burgh, Pa, on the 25th, and ordered
durtber cut of five per cent, on single
strength and Sve to ten per cent, on
.double strength. A ten per cent, cut
wan also made on large brackets of
double strength. The last cut, about
a month ago, was 33 1-3 per cent. The
clash in prices is the result of the re
cent war declared on the independent
The -dreadful tension -trader which
he London public suffered in the ab-t-DCc
of news from Gen. Buller, was
relieved, oa the 25th, by the report
that a night attack on Spion kop, un
der Gen. Warren, on the night of the
2.1rf, bad been successful, giving the
British troops a commanding positioi
oerlookinr miles of Boer intrench
Jnentr, which were thus rendered on
ttncble. Gcp. Woodgate was isurtall;
rounded, tad died on the 25th.
Sib. I Hob.
25 1 26
NEWS IN BEIEF.
Compiled from Various Sources.
I.the senate, on the 23d, the session was
devoted entirely to speech making.
Messrs. Turner (Wash.) and Ross (Vt.)
Dok tn Ihf Philinnine auestlon. and Mr.
McKnery Ga.) on the race question of the
south In the house, in the presence of
galleries packed to suffocation, the ma
jority and minority reports of the special
committee on the Roberts case, one el
which favored his exclusion, and the other
his admission and expulsion, were dis
cussed, the applicant himself making an
impassioned defense that was both ap
plauded and hissed from the galleries.
In the senate, on the 25th. the urgency
deficiency hill, covering 19.000.000. was
passed without division and practically
without debate. A heated colloquy over
the race question in the south occurred
between Messrs. Chandler (rep., N. H.)
and Money (riem.. Miss.) In the house
tlie case of Kricham H. Roberts, the Mor
mor. representative-elect from Utah,
mhinh has occuDied so much of the atten
tion of the house since the assembling of
congress, was decided by the adoption of
a resolution to exclude him by a vote of
The senate was not In session on the
2Cth....In the house the conference re
port on the census appropriation bill was
adopted, and an attempt was made to pass
a Dili to pay tne cost or repairing me Ma
nila cable, which Dewey cut just prior
to the battle of Manila bav. but oDDOsition
developed, and the matter went over. The
greater part of the session was devoted
to eulogies upon the life and public serv
ices of the late Vice-President Hobart,
attesting the love, admiration and respect
in waicu he was held by all.
The senate was not In session on the
27th. ...In the house an hour was given to
eulrgies of the late Representative Baird,
of Louisiana, and beyond this no business
or importance was transacted.
In the senate, on the 29th, Mr. Mason
(rep., 1U.) arraigned the British vice-consul
a: New Orleans because, in an inter
view, the vice-consul had assailed him for
the position he had taken In behalf of the
Transvaal republic. Mr. Hoar (rep.,
Mast-.) deprecated any attack upon Great
Britain or tne jungusn people. Air. 1111
man, (dem., S. C.) spoke on the Philip
pines question, advocating self-government
under American protection In
the house the bill for the reorganization
and improvement of the weather bureau,
with pensions for disabled employes, was
sidetracked on a test vote of si to 53.
The Sulzer resolution to Investigate Sec
retary Gage, was sent to the ways and
PERSONAL AND GENERAL,
Ai-na M. Bowen, dean of the Wom
en's Hall at the Northwestern univer
sity, in Chicago, died of heart disease
on the 28th. She was a native of Chica
go, a graduate of Cornell university,
and later spent two years in Germany.
At Leipsic she was the first woman al
lowed the full priviliges of the semi
nary. After her return from Germany
she, for a time, did editorial work for
the New York Nation. She was 27
Two safe blowers were killed and
a third badly wounded by Quincy
(111.) police officers on the night of the
2?th. They were pointed out as sus
pects by the proprietor of the hotel at
which they registered, and when coa-
froi-ted by the police showed fight.
Burglar tools and skeleton keys were
found in their baggage and upon their
persons, showing conclusively their
The eighth annual bonspiel of the
Northwestern ' Curling ' association
opened in Milwaukee on the 29th.
The lurid daily press reports of the
tremendous British losses in the aban
donment of Spion Kop are not war
ranted by official reports, and are, evi
dently, the product of vivid imagina
tions. They certainly could not be ca
bled from the front.
According to a Boer account of the
Spinn Kop affair, by way of Lourenzo
Mcrquez, Delagoa bay, the British left
1,500 dead on the kop when they with
drew. I he story is regarded as a
What is believed to be the best as
phalt deposit in Mexico is about to be
developed. It is near Tampico, and is
controlled by Mexicans who have re
fused from Americans offers to oper
ate the plant. The plant will be oper
ated wholly by Mexicans.
The present week promises to see
th end of the Kentucky contests,
so far as the legislature is concerned.
It likewise seems probable that there
will be two state governments exist
ing, each claiming to be headed by the
rightful and legal governor.
The whole state of Kentucky is at
the mercy of smallpox. With the dis
ease prevalent in about thirty-five
counties, the state board of health
fines itself without money and power
less to fight the disease.
Estimates made by Tacoma (Wash.)
shipping men show that about 15,000
men are intending to reach Cape Nome
by the first steamers from Puget
Sound and Dawson. Two thousand of
this number will go from Seattle, and
the others will go down the Yukon
It it rumored at Washington that the
action of the Baroness Henge?mueller,
wiie of the minister from Austria
Hubgary, in declining to accept the
escort of the Mexican ambassador at
the diplomatic dinner at the White
House, will probably result in the
witl'drawal of Hengelmuellcr from
The police of Quincy, 111., late on
the night of the 27th und early on the
morning of the 25th, succeeded in
ridding the eountry of a couple of safe
blowers. They were shot and instant
ly killed, and a third bad:y wonnded
and captured." Tbey were red far
A pro-Boer mass-meeting of Ciliaens
was held in Minneapolis, Minn., on the
28th, which was attended by about r
000 people, despite the fact that the
thermometer was below zero.
The steel department of Phillips,
Nim:ck & Co.'s mill on West Carson
street, Pittsburgh, Pa, was damaged
badly by an explosion, on the 29th,
uad several men were injured, five of
them being mutilated almost beyond
recognition. One of the victims died
soon after being removed from the
wreck, and it was thought several oth
ers would succumb. The property
damage was enormous.
Six fishermen were carried out on
the ice, on the 29th, just north of
Menominee, Wis. When last seen they
wcie six miles out, and drifting to
ward the lake rapidly. Prospects of
rescuing the unfortunate men were
President McKinley was 57 years old
on the 29th.
The United States supreme court
will take a recess, on the 5th, for three
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
In the senate, on the 30th, Mr. Bs
con (dem, Ga.) occupied more tha.i
three hours of the session in a speech
ujion the Philippine question, main
taining that the United States owes as
mud- to the Filipinos as it does to the
Cubans, to whom, by resolution of
congress, self-government had been
piomised....The house was in session
a little over an hour, and only busi
ness of minor importance was trans
acted. William Goebel, democratic contest
am for the office of governor of Ken
tucky before a contesting board at
Ficukfort, was shot from a third-story
window, and fatally wounded, on the
30th, by an unknown assassin. Whi!e
lyinf at the point of death, the board
met at night, and by a strict party
vote declared him entitled to the office.
A region fully ten miles square on
bcth sides of the Detroit river, was
shaken by an explosion of 500 pounds
of dynamite, on the 30th, which oc
c uriec' at the stone works of the Sil.
ley Quarry Co. Nelson Burbo, an em
ploye, was killed, and Mrs. Thomas
Fitzpa trick, whose house is near the
set nt, was badly cut by flying glass.
From the senate committee on pub-li-i
lands, on the 30th, Senator Ilar.s
brough reported favorably a bill grant
ing the state of North Dakota 30,000
acres of land for the maintenance of
a school of forestry, and Senator Car
te a bill granting 50,000 acres to Mon
tana for the maintenance of an asylum
for the blind.
The big American ship Shenandoah
has been chartered to take from San
Francisco to Sydney the largest cargo
ever sent to Australia from the Pacific
coast. She will carry 1,500,000 feet of
lumber, and about 3,000 tons of gener
On the 30th the secretary of war
transmitted to the house a recom
mendation for a general improvement
of the h'argor at San Pedro, Cal., to se
cure 24 feet of water from the ocean
to the head of the river basin, to cost
A special dispatch from Durban says
a refugee who arrived there, on the
30th, from Johannesburg reports the
destruction of the Boer shell factory
at that place on January 20. The loss.
it is added, is irreparable.
Gen. Buller reports that the casual
tie to the non-commissioned officers
and men is. the two actions of Januar;
20 and 21 were: Seventeen killed, 233
wounded and six missintr.
CURRENT NEWS NOTES.
Assistant Census Director Wines
will make a trip through the south,
preparatory to taking the twelfth cen
Rev. Dr. Harris, editor of the Ob
server, at St. Louis, lies critically ill as
the result of an operation for appen
The administration is on the alert
for some unexpected move in China,
following the abdication of the Em
William C. Shirley died at his home
in Staunton, 111., Friday, aged 76 years.
He was probably the best-known man
in Macoupin county.
William H. Claymartin, aged about
IS, is under .arrest at Mount Vernon,
111., charged with the responsibility of
his young wife s death.
Rev. J. W. Stevens, of Alto Pass, 111,
is dead. He had been a Baptist minis
ter nearly half a century, and was a
pioi-eer of southern Illinois.
Gen Horace S. Clark, of Mattoon,Hl.
announced himself as a candidate for
the republican nomination for con
gress in the Ninteenth district.
Sheriff Fahrenkrag and three depu
ties raided a gambling house in Vir
dcn. Ill, and secured one of the finest
outfits ever found in a small town.
Jacob Albcck, aged 73 years, dropped
dead at his home in Mattoon, UL, Fri-
dcy. Heart disease was the cause. He
bad long been a resident of Mattoon.
Lewis H. Bissell, president of the H-
linois college of photography, with the
faculty, closed a deal for a $50,000
building. The school is to be conduct
ed on Dr. Sheldon's plan.
The lower house of the Mississippi
general assembly passed a resolution
inviting Admiral George Dewey to ad-
dres. a joint session of the legislature
during his visit to the south.
The Sioux Valley Medical association
has expelled Drs. T. Y. and K. R. Steph
euson, of Sioux Falls, S. D, on the
charge that they have been guilty of
Cottoii Jlaydens Allen, former mayor
of Columbus, O, and for many years a
ending business man of St. Loui3, died
at the Southern hotel, St. Louis, Fri
Secretary Walsh of the democratic
national committee has slated positive
ly that the democratic national con
vention of 1900 will Le held in Kev
MISSOURI STATE NEWS.
Mrs. Oliver P. Schedwick, a Boss-
wood, Putnam county.
James Pape, at Louisiana.
Mrs. John Waller, at Moberly.
Mrs. Ada Mason, in St. Louis. She
was the widow of Maj.-Gen. Andrew
Jackson Smith, whom Grant called the
bravest man in the Union army.
Albert Byron Turnham, at Sedalia,
aged 59. During the civil war he served
in the Fifth California infantry, Sec
ond .Massachusetts cavalry and Four
teenth Hlinios cavalry, and, during the
frontier Indian war, in the Twenty-
second regular infantry, under com
mand of Col. Otis, now general at Ma-
William Askew, a pioneer and a
wealthy manufacturer, in Kansas City,
of pneumonia. His wife, while caring
for him, broke down in health, and
died two weeks before her husband.
Jnmes M. Britton, formerly mayor
of St. Louis, at the home of his daugh
ter, at Ardsley-on-the-Hudson, N. Y.
J. Q. A. Bibb, at his home near Glas
gow, aged 7 7.
John R. Walker, formerly United
States district attorney for the west
ern district of Missouri, at Kansas
City. He had been ill for several week
with a complication of diseases. Mr.
Walker was a brother-in-law of United
States Senator Francis M. Cockrell,
and was one of the best-known law
yers in the west.
John Finn, for many years prom
inent in business and political life in
Col. .C. C. Morrow, of Missouri, for
many years past executive clerk of the
United States senate, in Washington,
Receipt aid Shipments.
The state board of railway and
warehouse commissioners has filed with
Gov. Stephens their report of the
operations of the warehouse depart
ment for the year ending December 31,
1899. The report shows that the fol
lowing number of cars of grain of all
kinds were inspected on arrival at St.
Louis, Kansas City and St. Joseph
during the year: St. Louis, 24,655;
Kansas City, 18,193; St. Joseph, 1,814.
Total. 44,962. In addition to this
there was inspected on arrival at St,
Louis 181,922 sacks of grain of all
kinds. In 1897 there were inspected on
arrival at the three cities named 63,
102 cars, in 1S98 52,298, in 1899 44,962,
allowing a net decrease for the last
year of 6,350 cars.
Kot Approved by Ministers.
The Anti-Gossip Society, which was
recntly organized at Springfield, has
not met with the approval .of the min
isters. The following pledge has been
sigced by a large number of prominent
I DO HEREBY solemnly pledge m;
word to speak no evil of any woman
whether such report be true of not.
Any violation of this, pledge, however,
dt-os not release me from its subse
quent obligations, which are to con
tinue for all time to come.
Robbers la m Post Omer.
The post office at Pittsville, Johnson
county, was robbed by two masked
men. The robbers entered the store ol
Postmaster D. M. Miller and ordered
the proprietor and three loungers to
hold up their hands at the point of re
volvers. They were searched and
small amouns of change taken from
them. The robbers then went into the
safe and took $50 belonging to the gov
ernment. The loungers were ordered
to keep still until the robbers escaped,
and they obeyed.
Ifext Confederate Remnlnn.
Maj.-Gen. Robert McCulloch has ap
pointed the followinfi committee to lo
cate the next state reunion of the Mis
souri division of United Confederate
veterans: Capt. George M. Jones,
Springfield; Col. Ryland Tod Hunter,
Hig ginsville; Capt. F. M. Russell, Con
way: W. P. Gibson, Warrensburg; CoL
Elijah Gates, St. Joseph; Gen. W. H.
Ktnnan, Mexico; Maj. C. C. Rainwater,
St. Louis. The committee will meet
the first of March to locate the place.
Fell I'nder a Train.
William Stillwell, aged 23, was run
over by a Chicago & Alton passengei
train at Grainvalley, while attempting
to alight before the train stopped.
Both legs were cut off, and he wai
otherwise mangled. He died.
St. Louis Beer.
According to the United States rev
enue collector's report of laBt year!
business, the value of beer manufac
tured in St. Louis in that period wai
$1,200,822.56; 2,100,411 barrels, or 65,
Dr. Talnase la St. Loala.
Bev. Dr. T. DeWitt Talmagt
preached at Complon Avenue Presby
terian church, St. Louis, on the 28th.
Three thousand people were turned
sway, every inch of room in the church
An Old Landmark Damaged.
The Missouri Tent and Awning Co.'l
bcilding at Nos.18 and 220 Chestnut
stteet, St. Louis, was totally destroyed
by fire, and the old Republic building
was also damaged.
The Cnviet Problem.
The state labor bureau, in its report
suggested that convicts be used ta
manufacture bioding-twine. It depre
cates putting theiu at road work.
Prohibition State Convention.
Chairman Charles E Stokes of th
Prohibition state committee has issued
an official call for a state convention,
to be- held at Mexico on June 13.
Want Their Mail Shot to Them.
Si. Louis business men are prepar
ing a petition to congress for an ap
pre priation to establish the pneumatic
mail tube svstem in the city.
Gen. Boiler's Dangerous Position
Forcing Itself Upon the Brit
ish Military Experts.
BOERS HAY CUT HIS COHUUNICATIOH.
The Greatest Dancer Lies In the Im
mense Sapply Trains that nt Xa
ecaaitr Accompanies the Army
Boeva Mar Get Gen. Buller la
New York, Feb. 1. A London dis
patch to the Evening World says:
Buller's danger is now forcing itself
on the military experts. A committee
of national defence has already taken
il up, and is graver considering it.
Lord Roberts himself has communicat
ed his anxiety, it is said.
Lord Roberts Aaxletjr.
He has, it is reported, cabled the
committee that unless Buller and his
forces arrive safely from their pres
ent position to the south of the Little
Tugela river, they will lie in imminent
danger of having their communica
Lord Roberts has pointed out that
ISuller has with him an immense trans
port train, carrying hN ammunition
and supplies. This interferes with the
mobility of his army.
Sitnation o( Bailer Force.
Buller's main fores is now about 23
miles from its base, :it Frer? and
Chieveley. It is between the Big Tu
gela river, over which it has retreat
ed, and the Littli 'Tngrla river, over
which it has to retreat hi order to be
gin the march to its Inik?. Thit part
of it comprising Lyttleton's brigade
may still be on the north siik of the
Tugela at Potgieter's drift.
A Hatter of Several Days.
It will take days for Buller's army
to get back to its base. Meantime, the
Boers are in force at Colense, only a
lew miles from that haw. Last Tues
day they crossed the river there, and
made a recona.-iiss.inoe of the British
camp, evidently with a view of ascer
taining the strength of the force which
Buller left liehiod to guard his base
Flarht With the Rear Gaard.
The party that crossed dime into
contact with buller's rear guard and
killed several of the British. That
reconnaissance indicated a purpose cn
the part of the Boers to cut Buller's
Should they hurl an overwhelming
force over the Tugela and crush the
British at Chieveley, they would have
Buller in a trap.
BECONNOITKKED IS FORCE.
Bnt Met Grenter Force and Pradent
Ijr Retired with Small Loss.
Rensburg, Cape Colony, Friday, Jan,
2G. Gen. French reconnoitered yester
day by Bastard s Nek, with a force of
Hussars, Inniskillings, four guns' of
the royal artillery, mounted infantry,
the Yorkshire, Wiltshire and a portion
of the Essex regiments.
Turning to the northeast he ap
proached the Boer position at Reitfon-
te.n, nine miles beyond Colesberg, on
the wagon bridge road, which the
enemy have been fortifying with a
view of falling back when they- evac
Cautiously approaching, Gen. French
shelled the enemy, who replied witn
artillery and infantry fire.
The: British, who were well protect
ed, suffered very little. An officer and
nine men were wounded, one of the
latter of whom has since died, and
three men are missing. As the Boers
were found in great force, confirming
the reported reinforcement, and in a
strong position. Gen. French discon
tinued the attack, and returned to
THE CNDAt'KTKD BRITON.
He Cheers tor His Queen and Will
March oa Ladysmith.
London. Feb. 1. The Cape Town
coi respondent of the Daily Mail, tele
grrphing yesterday, says:
"Gen. Buller yesterday read the fol
low ing message from the queen to Sir
Charles Warren's force:
'1 must express my admiration of
the troops during the past trying
week, especially of those regiments
you specify, and of the accompliso
tnent of your arduous march.
"Gen. Buller told the men that they
onght not to think, because they had
retired from their position, that all
their work was of no avail. On the
contrary, in his opinion, , they had
gained the key to the road to Lady
smith in which he hoped to be within
"Gen. Buller then called for cheers
for the queen, which were heard for
Two Days Casualties.
London, Feb. 1, 4:55 p. m. Gen.
Buller report that the raFiialties to
the non-commissioned officer and men
in the two actions of January 20 and
January 21 were: Seventeen killed,'
233 wounded and six missing.
With Trensare on Board.
San Francisco, Feb. 1. The steamer
Curacoa has arrived from Mexican
ports with $080,000 in treasure. She
reports that the schooner Lottie M.
bus been seized by the Mexican officials
st Ensenada for attempting to evade
the customs regulations.
A Total Loss.
London, Feb. L The German
sterner Remus from Philadelphia,
January 4, via Dartmouth, January 22,
has been wrecked at Honnsriff, near
Aaarhuus, Denmark, where she was
bornd. Her eariro is a total loss.
A FRIGHTFUL EXPLOSI0S.
Many Psrsens Injnredand
Pittsburgh, Pa, Jan.- 30. The steel
department of Phillips, Nimick ds Co.'s
mill on West Carson street was dam
aged badly by an explosion yesterday.,
and several men were injured. Several
thousands of people were attracted to
the scene. The loss to the plant will
be enormous. All the injured men were
quickly removed from the ruins. Flve
were mutilated almost beyond recog
nition,' and several may die. They
were taken to a temporary hospital
hastily provided, and physicians were
summoned to relieve their sufferings.
A rescuing party then went to work,
searching the wreckage, which, it i
supposed, entombs others of the work-
Host Terrlae Explosion.
The explosion was one of the most
terrific that ever occurred in a Pitts
burgh mill. The roof of the boiler
rcom was completely lifted from the
building, and the flying iron and steel
fell in all directions. Heavy beams and
portions of the masonry were thrown
for many yards.
Those beside the boilers were scald
ed by the escaping steam.
The bodies of the men were so badly
burred and begrimed that they were
W eenlnn Women and Children.
The families of the workmen who
live in the neighborhood realized the
extent of the accident the moment the
thunder of the explosion was heard,
and women and children rushed at
once to the mill, crying for their loved
ones who were believed to be buried be
neath the ruins. It was impossible
for the cooler heads to keep back the
toirent of humanity that surged up to
the gates, and for a time the frantie
women interfered with the work ot
The null had been stopped over Sm
day. and the boilers had just been
fired preparatory to starting up again.
A Hnndred Lives Endaavered. '
More than a hundred men ' were
standing about ready to go to work
when the explosion occurred. One of
the boilers rose on end and a sheet ot
Acme shot out of the furnace door
completely enveloping Simon HollancL.
a fireman, who died of his injuries.
The cause of the explosion can not
ba known untu s thorough investiga
tion is made. No estimate of the prop
erty loss has been made.
BIG FIRE IN NEW YORK CITY.
Seven-Storr Bnildln- la Cherry
Street Burned with a Loss Es
timated nt fSOO,v1M). -
New York, Jan. 30. The seven-story-building
in Cherry street, occupied by
the Heywood Bros. & Wakefield Man
ufacturing Co., as a chair factory, wag
destroyed by fire during the prev
alence of a ofierce gale, which made
the work of the firemen extremely dif
ficult. When the fire broke out there
wer about 150 men at work in the
building, but all escaped without in
jury. The hunting of a tank on ths
roof of the -building, which precipitat
ed 110,000 gallons ot water upon the
fire raging beneath it, generated sa
much steam that the walls burst out.
Part of the east wall fell upon the
Gerrish warehouse and carried three
firemen with them. For a time it wai
feared the men were lost, but the;
were extricated without having sus
tained serious injury.
The loss on the building and its con
tents, which were completely de
stroyed, is estimated at 5500,000.
UNKNOWN STEAMER ASQ0RE.
She ts Asrronnd Hear the Xew lalet
LUe-Savlnc Station, Korth
Cape Henry, Va., Jan. 29. S. L. Do
iher, weather bureau observer at Hat
Aeraa. furnishes the' following infor
mation: "An unknown steamship went
ashore, at 12 o'clock Sunday night,
near JXevr Inlet life-saving station
sbout 40 miles north of Hatteras. The
steamship has a white smoke stack
with black rim around top, and large
letter K in black on the stack. She is
supposed to be light and bound south.
Life-saving crews have been trying tc
get the crew ashore, but the men seem
unwilling to leave the ship. They have
signalled for two tugs to come to theit
assistance. The tug Hescue, at work
hereon the stranded steamship Ariostiv
has been notified. The steamship is ap
Paaaeetoto'a Term Xearlr Ended.
Washinston. Jan. 30. The term ni
Lord Pauncefote, the British ambassa
dor to this capital, will expire in April.
some time ago, in view of his long and
honorable career here, the amhauta.
dor's tenure was extended until ApriL
ana inasmucn as no official informa
tion has been received here of n fnr.
ther extension, it is supposed he will '
retire after another month's service.
The date of the ambassador's depart
ure for Eneland will denend
on his own wishes and comforts. Hi
retirement will make Baron Fava, the
Italian ambassador, the dean of the
Want a Xlne-Honr Day.
Chicago, Jan. 30. The pattern mak
era' union has decided to demnni .
cine-hour day after April 1. As a pre
liminary step a demand Has been made
on the proprietors of all iob nhnn. fn
recognition of the union as the fac
tories could have their work done ia.
the job shops if a strike would result.
Snow Storms In France. .
Puis. Jan. 30. Heavv
prevail throughout France, eanooiaiiv
on the north and west coasts, where
nnmbei of small wrecks hare oc