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oonai end seek tome other eolation 01 the difficulty then the protocol At ? precautionary u.eusuro lour email Iron-clad* leave on Thursday for tbo Danube. Russian etcamere In port linvo received order! from Odecu not to take passengers or cargo for the Mediterranean, hut to remain at Constan tinople tor further orders. Colonel Lennox, mili tary attache of the British embassy, lelt yesterday for Rustchuk. Tbo Turkish circular was delivered to tho Russian government at St. Petersburg yesterday morning. The Ao. nce Hunt describes tt as categori cally refusing the demands of the Powers and nulling an and to all further discuggou. A telegram Irnm Cet tinje says ibo I'rlnco of Montenegro will reject any proposal for a prolongation of the armistice. The Journal <le St. I'etenUurg states that there Is no further hope that Turkey will accedo to the demands of Europe. The (Solot declares that the present state of things Is such as to leavo scarcely any hope of a pacific solution. Ruralau occupation of the Christian provinces of Turkey would ba a logical consequence of the relusal ol the Porto to carry out the demands ol the protocol, buch occupation would exclude all idea ol the ambi tious designs attributed to Russia, who by Intervening In behair of tho Christians would solely pursue bumauitarlan ends. Kl'fSIA TO ACT AT ONCE. A circular nolo Irom Prlnco UoriscbakoO Is expected Betting lorlh the ueoessity Russia is under of proceed ing against Turkey. Russia imends, it Is asserted, to form this month a northern army in Poland, whither re serves from the military districts of St. Petersburg sod Moscow will bo directed. Orders to tbls effect are ex pected next week. A telegram from Bucharest reports that tho Russian troops aro making a forward movement on tho Roumanian frontier. The rond from Jassy to Bucharest in In good tondition. In thin great crisis tho Porto ie tlckerlug with Montenegro. A telegram Irom Con itautlnoplo states that the Turkish Senate did not re rerso tho decision ol tho Uoputles respecting Monteno jro. At tho last moment the Senate received an order aot to discuss the question. Tho armistice expires at midnight It not prolonged. It is probablo, however, that both sides will rcinuiu on tho defensive. Boric OXOWIXU WKAK. Tho latest telegrams irom Paris up to threo o'clock this morning show that matters are grow ing worso momentarily. Russia now intimates that it Is now useless for Turkey to lend an envoy to SI Petersburg. Tbo Austrian gov ernment has lost all bopo tbai peace will be maintained. From an official source I lesru tbat the Turks are determined to relieve Xicslos In a few days, which will bo a signal ol the outbreak of hostilities. Thero has been great excitement in Vienna ill day. Everybody approbonds that If war breaks tut Austria will sooner or later be Involved in the itruggle. Tho latest advices report that a lurtber pro longation of the armistice with Montenegro for ton leys has been arranged. THEY HAVE CALLED WOLF TOO OFTEX. Tho Turkish circular was commuutoated to Lord Derby yesterday. "It doos not loliow because the Porto declines to obey a peremptory summons that all hope of peace is lost," says the 1'ott this morning. "Tbo ?uggOBtlon has beon made by one of the great States whose interests are most nearly touched by the threatened confliot that tbe slguiturlos of tho protocol should note that both Russia and Turkey havo de clared their readiness to disarm. It Ie ubstird that tho peaco of Europe should bo endangered (or the eako ol iomo vague point ol honor. Wo have hoard a good deal of suffering something for tho cause of international arbitration. Hare, If over, there Is a case lor tbe Powers to interposo their authority and counsel botween two angry opponents." The Berlin correspondent of the Timet tries to talk hope lully, and does It In tho following fashion:? The alarming aspect of the situation is apparent, not real. Bold parties aro anxious lor peuco, but the Rus sians wish to derive some benefit Irom demobilisation by representing that the Porto Is acting unrtor pres sure, and tho Tnrks doslro 10 avoid eveu n Hcmblunco ot submission. Thus tho Russians threaten war and the Turks flavor thoir concession ot disarmament with an admixture ol independent language. AN INTIMATK ACQUAINT AXCK, YOU KNOW. When an excuse is ncedea to holp out a theory there Is very little difficulty usually in llnding oue. Tho Times' Vienna correspondent, 700 miles from the Sultan's cofloe room, thus familiarly discourses of the Sultan's and Porte's designs:? Tho nnture of and tho stnrtlingly plain speaking In tho Turkish circular aro caused by the Porto's desire to conciliuto public oplnlou in Turicoy which has boon demanding the recall of Mnllint 1'ucha, it being desired to bring home tho conviction that the present men aro as capable ol upboldiag tho dignity ol the Kmplro as Mldbat Pachu. Tho straogo circumstance is that now having given this satisfaction to public feeling tbo intention, I f not at the Porte, at any raio at tho palace. Is to try to And a mode for coming to a direct understanding wtili Rnsala, which has been the favorite idea there, and to place for that purpose a mua at tho head or affairs who would Inspire confidence both at home and In Russia. My informant names Ahmed Vellk as the mau who has been singled out. Ills honesty and his aversion to foreign mtcrierenoe would servo as a guarantee at home, and tbero is a notion that ho would bo a persona grata lor Russia. But II Voflk is tho man looked upon as most flt 10 bring about a direct understanding with Russia this would Indicates strangely radical change in btm. It such a schemo la under consideration It may bo rather taken as counter working against tho agitation for tho recall of Mldbat than as a means of coming to terms with Russia. ' A DARING OUTRAGE XVKX IN ITALY. While Mr. Walter, proprietor of tbo London Times. was passing through the I'uorio del I'opolo, In Rome, on tho 4th mat., ne was attacked by tbreo men armed with aillottocs aud robbed, but nut hnrt. Tbo outrage baa created quite a sensation. About one hundred per Ions have been arrosted on suspicion. CLOSK FIGURING. In the House of Commons yesterday afternoon Sir BtafTord Northcote, Chancellor of the Exchequer, pre sented tbo budget, lto said thero was an actual sur plus last your of ?443,000. The estimates for the cur rent year were:?Expenditures, $78,794,000; revenue, ?79,020,000. No addition tu or remlsalon of taxation Is proposed. Sir Stafford Nortbcoto said, In conolu lion, the country ousiht to be satlefiod with the state of Its Qnances, because everything was In good ordor aud toxatton waa not excessively burdensome. Resources existed which, if necessary, could oo called upon ; but, fortunately, it was unnecessary at the present moment to turn to thorn. A KIRK ON TDK IIOSPHOKOUS. A fire at Stamboul on Tuesday ntght destroyed be tween 300 aud 600 houses. It orlglnaiod in tho Creek quarter, at about eleven o'clock nt night, and rapidly mounted tbo hill. It was only extinguished on reaching tbo Turkish qnnrter at tho summit. No pub lic buildings wore destroyed. Soveral firemen woro Injured, but no loss ut life bus yet boon ascertained. A despatch Irom Naples announces that the whole band of Internationalists operating lu tho dlstriot of Bclltio havo been captured. 11KATII OF A YOUNG AMRRICAX. A young American student committed suicide In Paris last night, as I am Informed by the Hkrald's Parts correspondent. The ranh act wns done In a flt or mental alienation, brought on by ovcrslndy. It is a very sad case, and, as tho young man's friends Intro been telegraphed, I avoid mentioning names, tiii: krsui.t of a now in Denmark. Tho King of Denmark lias Issued nu ordinance, coun tersigned by tno Ministers, enforcing the temporary exercise o' tho budget and the collection of Uxes be cause tho chambers failed to agree. THAT MORMON CONFESSION. oilman now declared to bf, a ksaye rs WORIUI OK BRI.IKF--DID IIE 3 I'LL llth WIFE? ft.tjr Francisco, April 12, 1S77. A Euroka, Nov., press despatch naysTo-morrow Him history 01 Kd. Oilman, on tbls court. will ho pub lished. Ho bns lately obtained considerable notoriety In councctlon with tho conic.-Molt of .1. I). Lee es delivered to District Attorney Howard, on tho Bold ol execution. Uilmati lived at Austria, Nevada, from 180a to 1807. when he went lo tho riweet water mines. At Austria ho was regarded by every body us a worthless fellow, deterring of no consideration whatover. He pretended to be a pros pector, but waa never known to do a day's work. After going to Mwootwater be got to he Deputy Sheriff ?tfireon Hlvtr. llo nl?" mernud the widow o! a man killed In a riot ill tho tame place. Hemming to .-hilt I.aito he ptirrhasoil a small houso and Hvod apparently happily witn his wile lor a time, finally, however, ho got liretl uT her and sold both bis houso and wiin (v) to .iohn Uall, lorinerly ? White J'iiio saloon keeper, lor gd'io tihi irsrisltir was ehsiiluio aud made in g?od tanii, Hall taking possession ot bom. His late exploits In the Leo mutter wars probably prompted and mid lor by tho Hormone. He la declared lo bo unworthy ol belie:. The Great German Statesman in Working Gear. BUSY DAYS AND NIGHTLY VIGILS. The Sleeplessness that Kept All Europe Awake. CHATS BEFORE THE EASEL. Interesting Glimpses of the Chancellor's Home Life and Family. AN AMERICAN ARTIST'S PICTURE. [ST CtBLIC TO THE HKBA.LD. 1 J 1'AHIS, April 12, 1877. In a recent despatch I mentioned that the vete- ' ran American artist G. P. A. Mealy had returned ! iroin Merlin after painting a portrait of rnuce Bismarck lor Prince Charles of Kouiuania. Hlnce Mien 1 have had some opportunities to talk with Mr. Mealy on tho subject of his visit ami its flattering results. Those wno are acquainted with Mr. Mealy will be at no loss to account for the exceptional compliment Prince Charles paid him. To those who have not that advantage It may be as well to say that even In this city, where eclecticism in art is pushed to its highest point, the portraits of Mr. Healy are aa much esteemed as those of the best Continental painters. When our compatriot received through the German Legation the Intimation that Prince Bismarck would be ready to commence his sittings for the picture on the 6th of March, he was busily occupied finishing his por trait of M. Gambetta for the Paris Baton. Unfortu nately the illness of the popular tribune delayed the work, and it seemed as If the artist womd be placed iu the embarrassing alternative of either leaving his portrait uncompleted or of failing to keep Ills appointment in Merlin. He was relieved from this dilemma by the good nature of M. Gam betta, who, although still suffering, lent himself willingly to the effort to expedite the sittings. at bismahck's official home. It was finished in time to permit the artist to keep Ills appointment with the Prince. On reach ing Berlin he proceeded at once to the Foreign Office, Prince Bismarck's official residence, and there learned that It would be some hours before he could obtain an Interview, as the Russian Am bassador had Just arrived rrom Constantinople, and the Prince would be occupied with him until five in the afternoon. a statesman's daily notTND. This led him to ask some particulars as to the Chancellor's daily habits, so as that he might be enabled to adapt his sittings to them. Me was in formed that the Prince was in the habjt of working all night, and that ho rarely retired to bed before six In tho morning. He generally slept nntil noon, when he took a cup of tea, dressed and occupied himselfwltU his despatches until two, when he re ceived his Cabinet Ministers and Ambassadors. At half-past three he drove to the Parliament House, where ho occasionally took part in the debates. Between five and six he frequently went to see tho Emperor, after which he dined. mkicti.no the chanchllok. At five o'clock Mr. Mealy was sent for by the Prince. Me describes tho Chancellor as aBplcndldly proportioned man, about six leet three In height and with grave but courteous manners. lie told him that he had ordered two rooms to be set apart for his work In that wing ol the Foreign office where bis mother had died and where bo himself had passed much of his time when a young man, the Minister or the day having been an intimate friend of hia He asked the artist how many sittlnga he thought he would require, and on being told six (of two hours each) he expressed himself alarmed at the Idea of losing so much valuable time. A HITTING AND A CUAT. Alter sitting a while, however, ho became Inter ested In the work, and as soon as he saw the head painted in he said:? "This la really remarkable; it is quite different from the German, French and Knglish schools. Who was your master? Where did you study?" "I studied first in the (Tnlted mates," said Mr. Healy, "and then In Kuropo. I novcr had any par ticular master." "I can understand that," replied the Prince. "You evidently strive to render the individual char acter of each sitter. You have more to do with nature than with schools." The Princess saw the picture after the second sitting, and irom that time they both took great Interest in the work. The Prince went to the ar tist's room as olten as possible, aud sometimes tlio sittings were very short. The time he gavo inost unwillingly was for the hands. He said he never saw an artist so particular about an exact likeness of the details of tl;c person or the sitter. "Onr painters depict handsome hands," he added, "and that Is all; but Mr. Healy, I think, you are right." AN OPINION OK TITTERS. Atone of tho sittings the Prince usked Mr. Ilcaly If he had ever exhibited at the Paris Salon ? The artist replied In the affirmative, but. added that the works he hud exhibited there were principally por traits. ??Whose portraits?" inquired the Prince, with In terest. "Oh, a good many, of persons not known to Yottr Highness," replied the artist, "and some that are? j such us the Pope and M. Thiers." '?I always Uked M. Thiers," observed the Prince, j "He has all the politeness of the old school, which i I am sorry to say Is fast passing away, and I must admit that I toutul him an excellent Frenchman In everything relating to tho Interests of his country." a oo?r> uisuor: Another day, contrary to his usual habit, he en tered the artist's studio In a purple dressing gown and cap. aud observing that Mr. ileaiy was rather struck by this transformation, for he is rarely or never seen out of nnilorm, nc said lo him with a smile:? "I see that you ndmire my costume. Would I not have made a good bishop f" Alter tho reception at the palace on the Empe ror's birthday be went straight to the studio with out changing his uniform, which, tor full dress, was entirely white. "I am more at home in that," he said, pointing to the portrait in which he Is painted in undress uniform, "and still more at home here." he added, with a smile, as he too It a chair In front of the pic ture. "I can tell you, that 1 am heartily glad to sit down alter standing so long at that ceremonious reception." i-OLvat-OT AccoMPUsnmoiTe. The Prince seldom gives dinner parties, and, owing to the state of his health, rarely dines out. Mr. Hcsly, however, was honored with an invita Lion to dine with the lamily and a few guests. He was seated between the Prince and Trlncess <it table and wis greatly Interested by the Chancel lor's conversation, which consisted principally of anecdotes of his early life. It should be stated that Prince Bismarck and his family speak English and French fluently and, Indeed, idiomatically. Tills contributed, of course, very much to the com lort and ease of our artist, whose stock of German is of the most limited kind. THK l-KISCE'a FAMILY. Mr. llenly describes the Princess as a tall, grace ful woman of about fifty, with splendid eyes and features combining strength with delicacy. Her manners are most gracious and sympathetic. Her daughter is a line young woman, with dark eyes and hair and a very clear, pure complexion. Uor face Is a most Interesting one and indicates great sweetness of character. The son is about twenty tour and has a strong resemblsnre to his fattier. He Is In the army and Is sakl to be a young man or high attainments. What Is most to be admired in tnls family Is the great modesty and amiability of its members and their apparent uuconsciotuuess of the value of their exceptional position. A COBDl.ER'8 FOKTUKB. On the 23d of March the portrait was shown to several otllclals and friends of the family, and ap peared to give general satisiaction. The Baron do Uolsteln, an amiable young officer attached to the Prince's household, who had shown Mr. Hoaly the greatest attention since his arrival In Berlin, was extravagant In his praise of it, and pronounced it "an immense success." The Prince, smiling at his enthusiasm, inquired of the artist if he could make a copy of the work which would bo as good as the original r Mr. Healy replied In the negative, unless with the aid of renewed sittings, and then the copy could itself be called an original. Prince Bismarck Inquired the price of a copy made under such cir cumstances. When the sum was named be ob served, with a smile:? "That Is a cobbler's lortune, but my wife says she would prefer it to any Jewel?no matter how valua ble?that I could present her on her birthday, so it must be done." It wus then arranged that the artist should meet the Prince at Klssingen in Jane, when the sittings necessary for a second portrait are to be given. A VALUABLE AUTOG11APH. M the artiBt was about to leave the Princess said to him ??Mr. Mealy, you had better stay and dine with an In your travelling drenn, and you can drive directly lrom here to the station." Mr. Ilealy thanked her In warm tortus for the kindness which she and the Prince had shown him, but regretted that ho could not profit by her kind Invitation, as he had promised to dino at the house of tho American Minister, Mr. Bancroft Davis. On taking leave of the Prince the artist said ??Prince, I should like to have your autograph but I am told I must not ask such a favor." "Oh," said the Prince, laughing, "I will make an exception In your case. 1 will write my name on a photograph and send it to you before you icnvo your Minister's." As the artist was leaving the room he reminded him again of their appointment at Kisslngen, and added kindly:? "I hope I shall meet yon again In good health." The above facts were gleaned from the artist In conversation. Me was exceedingly reserved in his account of his visit, and was rather startled when I asked his permission to publish such de tails as he had given me. After a moment's re flection, however, he ssld ?'I have been talking to you only as a friend, and had no Idea that yon wanted to make use of what 1 have been saying to you. I have, however, men tioned nothing tbat could bo considered a violation of the hospitality and kindncsH 1 have received. You can, therefore, use yonr own discretion as to the use you may choose to make of our conversa tion." THE POUTilAlT. I have said nothing as yet of the Prince's portrait. It is three-quarter and life size, and Impresses one at once by Its air of truthfulness. The idea which it gives of tho sitter Is that of unnsual mental and physical strength, the pose of the figure being, as it were, defensive, or, In other words, us If he was re pelling some obnoxious argument. The attitude Is a very happy one, us It serves to bring out all the strong points of his remarkable individuality. The Prince is painted In the close-fitting, blue military frock which ho rarely quits and which nas become traditional. Tho head Is admirably moulded, and was painted In at once. The artist wisely retrained froiu retouching tt. As will be seen from what I nave stated above, the family are moro than .satis fled with It, than which there can be no better proof of the striking character of the likeness. ELOPEMENT. X ritlNCETON STUDENT AND A TRENTON MrVB ATTEMPT MATRIMONY UNDER DISCOURAGING CIRCUMSTANCES AND FAIL. [.BY TELEGRAPH TO THE HERALD, 1 Trkxtov, N. J., April 12, 1S77. There Is groat excitement here to-day overiho eiope mi'iit of a Princeton College student named Jnmea Heed, whose parcnu reside at Philadelphia, with a young Indy named Ida Everitt, ol this city, which oc curred last night. The young man having received one week's vacation, packed his trunk and sent it homo. On pretence of going there himself he cmio to this city, met the young lady, and arranged that they should at onco he married. The residences of three clergy moti woio vialicd, but neither was found at home. The twain thou procoedod to Princeton in a carriage and on arriving there took quarters m the atudnnt's room. The girl'a laiheron missing her procured a warrant lor their arrest, and an uRicer wui despatched to oxo coto it. Ha louml them at the plana mentioned and Wrought them to this cliy Hi in lorennun. fhey were locked up in the City Jaif until livo o'clock, when, Mr Kverttt declining to prosecute, ibuy aero uncharged. The youth's lather took him homo and the girl will probably be aem to tno Ntato lleh>rm School, fthe Is sixteen and the student l? about nineteen. THE OHIO CHILD STEALER. Cou gars, Ohio, April 12, 1X77. The police h.'.vo discovered that Rocker, the ab ductor, and the boy Willie Havens spent Sunday night at the homo of Booker's mother In this city and that tbey left early on Monday morning. Hooker's mother ruled thai Hooker stolo a cli'ld some years ago In Virginia, and that aho rears he will kill this boy If cioaoty pursued. A Search for Bodies Amid the Smoking Ruins. ONLY THE REMAINS OF A CHILD FOUND. Large Numbers of Female Ser vants Missing. TERRIBLE DEVELOPMENTS FEARED. Origin of tho Fire Involved in Obscurity. ANXIOUS INQUIRIES ANSWERED. [BY TELKOIIAPH TO THE HKItAlO. "1 fir. Lot; in, April 12, 1S77. The great Ore at the Southern baa been the absorb, lug theme ot conversation to-day aail aluioet as much excitement prevailed as on yesterday, showing that the community lias not yet begun to recover Irotn tlie shock of the horror. Thousands have visited tho ; scene of the conflagration, and to-day, at one o'clock, i the work of removing tho ddbrls In search of bodies I began, though, owing to tho immense mass of rubbish : sod its heated condition, the labor ia necoaaarily alow ' and llttlo progress has been. made. I A flllLU'H HOOT VOl'KD. Thus tar only one body has beeu taken out?that of a I little child, with hauds and feet and head burned off. I Tno remains, in fact, were a mere charred, shapeless j mass, bearing little resemblance to a human body, and : would not have been rcojgulzed us such bad not the | heart and liver, still intact, been exposed when the ; lamp was shovelled to one side by tho workmen. The I remains were lound undor nine feet of brick and mor tar, and irugments of a quilt wore adhering to thoiu. I showing that the child was In bed when tho floors tell in. of course recognition Is Impossible ll in feared that owlog to tlio Intensity of tbe heal und us long continuuuco the cremat ion of the bod ion lost was so complete that many of ttiem have been ro solvcd entirely to ustioi. TIIK WO H K AMID TItK RUINS. Ono hundred tuen havo Ueeu at work to-day divided into three squads?one digging a treucti through the rutus to facilitate work to-tuorrow, one removing the dribrls Irom around tho botol sales and ofllco, and another searching lor bodies. At the foot ot the stair ways, wbere many are supposed to havo perished, another party Ima devoted itsell to a search lor H. 8. Clark, wife and daughter, at a spot immediately under whero their room was located. Tun bricks and cinders are still smoking hot and streams of waier are kept constantly playing wbere the work la bulng prose cuted. the t.oss or Lire. Tho loss ol Ille Is still the subject of painful specula tion, there being much diversity of oplniou as to the number, and the circumstances making au accurate estimate difficult at this time. Tho botol register lor Tuesday Is missing, so It is Impossible to know who and bow muuy fresh arrivals there were at the hotel the night of the fire, and, therefore, Impossible to Qnd liow many guests are missing. TIIK EMPLOYES OF TUB HOTEL. Thore were 200 employes In tho hotel. One hundred and forty are certainly Baved and havo reported. The remaining sixty have not been beard from, but a num ber of them did not sleep at tho botol, but what par ticular number cannot be ascertained, as the hotel managers do not know which and how many ot them slept at oihur placos. So It Is not possiblo yet 10 tell bow many omploydB have perished. Tbero is strong reason to fear that tho greater portion of tbe missing ones are buried In the ruins. Hon. T. J. Crlttendon, who was reported missing. Is safe, baviug left lor his home at nine 1*. M. on tbe night ol tbo Ore. KATE CLAYTON'S LOSS. Miss Kite Clsxion visited tbo scene of tbe conflagra tion this morning to point out tbo exact location of ber room. Her loss roaches about $2,000, including money, Jewelry and wardrobo. A magniticent costume received from Mew York a low hours previous to the tiro wus Included In tho genorul wreck. Among the manuscripts recovered this morning wus that of her play of "Conscience" and several contracts for en gagements with different mnnagers. Tbe latter, she says, aro tolerably well preserved, only tbo edges being scorched and wot. searching for treasure. J. II. Morrill, tbo Mew York commercial man, re ported to havo lost $17,000 In Jewelry, Ac., set some men lo work near the main entrance this morning, and succeeded In taking out about $d00 worth of Jewelry. Ilo bad threo barrels of ashca containing treasuro taken out and shipped by expresa to hla Arm In Mew York to be smelted. AN EDITOR MISSING. W. J. L. nolladay, editor ol me Holly Springs (Miss.) Reporter, is among the missing. Ho arrived in tho city two days before tbe lire, registering at tbe South ern, and was lust seen tbe evening before the Ore, and It is supposed his body Is burled In the ruins. A STRAY SHOT. Charles Koclcr, ol Cincinnati, was occupying a room on Filth street, In a building opposite the hotel. About two o'clock ho was aronsed by a cry of lire. As be raised tbe window to look out ono ot the Inmates ot a room In (ho sixth story of the hotel fired s pistol, it Is supposed, to give an alarm. The ball struck Keoler on the right hip, but as 11 had spent I'ts force it rolled harmlessly to the floor, and It wus picked up by bun still hot. a curious incident. A singular circumstance oocurrcd to-day. Milton Mobles, uu actor now under engagement at De liar's Opera House, was a guest at tbe hotel. He !o,st every, thing, Including bis trunk and contonts. In a trunk, arming other things, was a loiter or contract relating to an engagement at a Philadelphia theatre, and which was of value to the gentleman. Judge of bla sur prise when A. W aldauer, the loader of the orchestra at the Opera House, to-day handed blm tbe Identical let ter. The document was slightly singed by Are, but enough remained to Indicate Its contents In fall. The letter had been picked up by Waldaner In tbe yard la tbe rear of bis resldhnce. No. 100 Amelia streot, over ono mile and a half Irom tho sceno ot the Are, where It had bucn carried by the wiud. Miss I.ettle Allen, the aotross, lost the manuscript of her now play, omltled "Wares," in which sbo was to buvo made her debut In New York during tbe present season. Jamas .Simmons, ofAkolona, Miss., reports that be and John llandnll, a salesman of Aberdeen, Miss,, were together until len o'clock on the night of tho fire. They were both guestn at tlio Southern, and at that hour Randall retired to l> ol, bidding his companion good night. Randall has n< t since bocn heard of, and Simmons Is certain he was burned. OK 10IV OF TIIK Pin*. Tno origin of the itro is still wrapped In Impenetrable mystery, though It reams to lie agreed on all sides that it started In or near llio storeroom. In answer to criticism upon the efficiency 0f his de partment, riro Chi.-t Sexton complains that tho firo was allowed loo mneh headway before an alarm was given; that six engines wero it the scene within four m;nnicsot tho nlarm At that time the flumes had spread to almost every story, and tho auioko lied so filled tho corridors and stairways as to almost make H Imposaihlo to traverse them. thk inrum.s ox ocrr. A rumor was current to-day that only ono man ex cepting tho night clerk was kept ou duly In tho hotel at night, the proprietors tailing to provnlo the necessary force to give uu alarm in caso oi danger. To this tho proprietors published an em pita lie denial, slating there were those men always on duty lu tho rellur, vz. the engineer, lireman aud assis tant; seven persona on the main floor?the night clerk, luo porters, two hell boys and two bootblacks, the latter pasaing through all parts of ths house col lecting tho boot a and snoes of guests, and I Wo watch ii-oii specially employed to patiol the hulls ou the upper floors and guard against any violation of rules govern iog ibe hotel. IXQl'MIKS AMSWBKfh. Mans telegrams beta beta received by Chief ol I'oMeo McPonough to-day from various partial through out ilia country inquir ng lor fr.tad*. 0:.e from Brooklyn, N. Y., signed J. 1. Gilbert, in iking Inquiries regarding Hurry Gilbert. Auawer, saved. Ono lrnm Iloaanna Handy, Now York, tuqutrlag for Loc.v Handy. Answer, savud. Gee from A. Feitz, New York, Inquiring for Cbarle* Ke.fncht. Answer, probal. y burned. Ono from Jerome 11. I'armeuter, of Troy (N. Y.) !'r?tr. Inquiring if H. J. Clara, wife and daughter wero killod. Auawer, cauool bo found and Have not re ported. One from San Francisco inquiring for II. Paoletlt. Auawer, mlaa'ng. Cue Irmu Newburg, N. Y., Inquiring for R. C. llorion, was answered:? "1 do not ttiiiitc tie wmi la the hotel. Tuesday'* register cannot be found." STGBT or AN BYE-WITNESS O Y THE FIRE?A BON I.OHT IN TKYINO TO SAVE HIS MOTHER? SHACK 11 ILLS MINERS AND THEIR FIVE HUN DRED pounds op oold. [llT TELEGRAPH TO THE HERALD.] (JlllCAUo. April 12, 1877. Your correspondent met last evening a gentleman named Jenmugs, who had just arrived Iroro the sceoe ot the catastrophe at St. Louis. Ho had been out with a party to n wine supper, and was passing the hotel when the alarm was given, lie rushed into the build ing arid paused up to tho parlor floor by the wi st side entrance. He cnuld see no lire, hut the smell ol some thing burning lillud tbu nlr. lie met two or three per sons, who asked what was the mailer, where was the flro? A poile.enian uamo up und asked hitu where he was going, lie suid he heard some one cry "Fire!" und cutno to see what it ineaut. He looked down tho rotunda und could not distinguish anything lor the smoke. He hurried back nud ran up stairs crying "Fsrol" Ilo went to tho fourth floor and rapped at the doors as he passed down the balls, say ing "Got lip! the house Is on Qre'.'' He theu rturted to go to the upper story, but con cluded not to. He thought he would not risk it, and started to go back, when the flames shot up tho elo valor, and tn nu instant cut off all eseapo as it seemed. A man appeared at a door robbing his oves. he rushed into tho rorm and looked uul of the window. a scsns or coxrusios. The stroet was tllied with people rushing to and fro. He saw no mean* of escape by tho window and hur ried back to the hall, thougli tho Btnoko was so thick he oould hardly breathe. He did not know what to do. The hall wus Oiled with a crowd or people?bull crazed rucu asking one another moaniugless questions, women screaming and lushiug buck and forth nearly nakod. Escape by the stairway was cut off. Til will TO SAVE. UIS MOTH KK. A young man cutno out of a room near and shuufed:? "For God's sake! Where's my mothcrv" A voice came Irotu the next room, ?'Henry! Henry!" I Tho man threw himself aguinst tho door und burst it open. A mass ol smoke und a scarcely audible groan I wus all that could bo seen or heard. The inau stood a moment appalled, aud thou raising ouu arm above his eyes, ho said, "Here, mother! where are you?" and ho iiisappeared. lie wus heard to tall, but nothing could bo scon. Ho never came out. IILACk UMXS MINKHS. Two men followed bim to u window which they raised and looked ouu Somo mcu were trying to ratsu a ladder, but it would not reach. The strangers boro a heavy valise between thorn. Due said:? "Well, we might as well have left this dust iu tho Hills. tVe'ro out of luck." Looking out they saw that at the fourth window to the right a ladder had boon raised aud the firemen wero assisting the people to descend. All three started In that directiou. One ol tho strangers said:? "Wo must leave our (lust. Thero are ?00 pounds ol as clear go d as ever camo from tbo gulch at Uocky Bar; but It's gone." They hurried ou, sml tho speaker ami ono of the men reached a room where wero huddled several per sons about the w indow, all eager to csoupe. Tho other stranger, a poworiui man, stopped at the door and said:? "Bill, why didn't we drop that gold into the street? I'm going buck to do It," and dlsuppourcd. Tho two went dotru, hut tho ono who returnod for tho gold wit* seen no more. Mr. Jennings reached tho street In satoiy, and saw several during Hie uwful hour that followed leap from tho upper windows to bo crushod on the pavement below, lie went to the l'lunters', took hreakfust aud left by the early train lor Chicago. 1IORKIIII.K FKKAK or AK IXNAXU MAN. A tnan-who gives tue name of 8. H. Harrington, of Rochester, N. Y., totd to-day ot ? horrible thlug which he says ho wltnessud at tho burning of tho Southern Hotel. He had a room on tho fourth floor, aud wlieu he came out the hall wo* lllled with smoke, which seemed to be going up the dome in a great black column. Two wornon stood near tho railing of the roiunua clinging to one another. Ho had otnorgod from hts room hut a moment when u man, dressed oniy in a pair ol pants, came rushing dowu tho hall to where thoy stood and said, "Why don't you Jump?" At Tho same time he seized ono ol them, hurled her over tho haln-tlriido, and aho disappeared with a shriek into tho rotunda below. Tho man hur ried on, evidently being Insane. Mr. Harrington saw him no more, and was himself rescued by a laddor. KATM CLAXTOX'a UVK , U. 8. Bolden, a prominent resident of .'^vnnston, one of tho suburbs ofChtcugo, arrived homo from Rt. Louis to-day, and say* ho occupied a room on tho fifth floor, next that of Kate Claxton's. He says that the nowspnper reports to the effect that Mir* Cluxiou was on one of tbo lower floor* Is untrue, houco the greater wonder oilier escape. Travellers Ironi .St. Louts are registering at the hotels from other plsces to escape tbo crowd of reporters and othors who aru nl tho houses auxiou* to see an eye witness ot tbu catastrophe. EXCITEMENT AMONO HOTEL GUESTS IN CHI CAGO?PROPRIETORS PROVIDING ADDITIONAL FIRE ESCAPES. Chicacio, April 12, 1877. Intense excitement prevails In ibis city among the guo.-ts ol tbo large hotels In conscquonco of tho de struction of ibo Southern Hotel ui Si. Louis, and tbo loss of life there, Tbo botci proprietors here are doing all in their power to suppress the excitement by adding the latest means of Ore escape to their build ings, and by employing special Are patrols In order to guard against such accidents. One of the principal uolel owners hero offers to expose any room In lits hotel to Ignltou combustibles, in order to lest the abso lute security or the house against Ore. Tbo teat will take place ibis week. FACTORY BUKtfED. Parxaao*, V. J., April 12, 1877. At nine o'clock this morning a bro broke out in the dye honsu of tbe Hamilton Mill, on Mill stroet, the oldest laotory In the city, owned by Folomon finch man, of New York, and one of the prlootpal manufac tories of woollen shawls in the country. Tho burning cnomtcaiK ran over trie ground, communicating nrc to the main building, and in one hour the entire estab lishment wan iu ruins. .Swinburne's Juto mill narrowly escaped destruction. Tne Danlorth Locomotive IVorks look lire, but tho flames were promptly exttugulsiiod. The Hamilton Mill was very busy and a large num ber of hands were omployod, all ol whom eacnpod. Hut little stork was saved. The loss on the building and stock la nearly $100,000; partially insured. LARGE FIRE AT POMKKOY, OHIO. Cincinnati, April 12, 1877. At Pomeroy, Ohio, at about tru o'clock last night, a Are broke out in the wnrorootn of I). ttryer Jk .Son, situated In the main biminesa portion of (he city, and spread rapidly in every direction, and was not checked until twenty-five business houses, ofllces and resi dences worn destroyed. The First National llanlc building Is tbo only ono remaining on the west side of Court street and Its third story was gulled by tbe flames. Tho total damages, at u low nstlniato, will roach $!(io,u?)0. Following are tho principal leases:?a. W. Noobohm, residence, $4,000, insurance, $2,ohO; Nich olas Klein, furniture store and stock, $11,4(H); D. Oryrr fc Sou, dry goods store, $10,000, Insurance $.1,000; Jones, Thomas A Oenyemcr, hardware, $l*.oo0, iu htirance $1, jut); Henry Neutxliug, saloon and dwelling, $.1,6u0, Insurance $1,H00; J. ' . Probst A Hon, furni ture store, $4,000, Insurance $0,600; Jacob Klbrrliold, dry goods, $4,000, lii-uraiicM $l,<Hih; Charles lllclim.-tnj joweller. $2,AO0, Insured; Hiittill A: Ulssei, merchant tailor-, $ J, A'lO, insurance $1,200; W. J. Prstt, haul wars, stock and building, $1,AOO; Dr. D. C. Wbnloy, $2.isa); S. A. Moore, i'J.ooo livsldea these thero wori severs! buildings containing !aw>ers' and Doctors' otllces nnd re-idsnc-s buruoo. A large brick building occupied by 1). Usid, druggist, and tbu First National Hank, was damaged to tho exiuut of about $5,0i)n in the upper park Tho Masonic lodge which occupied the upper pflMlon of this building lose about $.i,tmo Worth ol fixtures. FIRE IN FOURTEENTH STREET. Officer JerQes, of the Twofjty-nlutb Precinct, yester day evening auw atnoko Issuing Irotn tho flint floor of the four story brown clou t building, No. 11 F.ist Four teenth street, occupied by Herts A Suns, imo tloticers. From this floor the lire ex to nil" I to the upper stories nrul coon the whole building seemed In a blnia .Several fire companies, however, were prompt in arriving, nod he tore long the conflagration wan under control When the l! lines w-ere extinguished It wis found that Herts At Sons hud susteliied a loss of about $1.1,(100, and tne Janitor. James Dolarwn, a loaa of $.'<00. Tho dsmage done tun building amount* to $iO,OOU Tn? tnauraoco could uul bo aacurUtntuk THE SUBMISSIVE SIOUX. RATIONS ORDERED TO nit Provided FOB TB08B BROUGHT IN BY SPOTTED Till. tfiiDDHNOI, April Pi, 1ST7. Orders bar* been issued by the Indian Hut ran to pro vlila ratten* for l,.?uO hostile Indians recently brought in by Spotted Tail. These Indiana come 10 on tho aanie tcrrua aa other hoatllaa. Tbeir arm* and horrrs will be taken from 'Dam, but In other reaped* Ihoy ! will be (rented the aame na tho Indiana who have ro | teamed at the ageucle*. It ts the impression *t the Indian Barean that Ilia I withdrawal of ao many persons from the forces ol | Sitting Bull will prevent bltn from making any turthe* aggrosMve movement*. PROTECTION FOB OREGON. GENERAL HOWARD'S VIEWS OP THE SITUATION. Si* I'tirriKOO, Cnl., April IS, 1877. A preea despatch Irum Portland, Orogon, lava: ? "In view of the recent order withdrawing tbo I cited State-, troops from Sitka and Fort Wrangel, General Howard Uaa telegraphed an earned appeal to the Hi via. ion Commander at San Francisco, with a view ol ae ? curing lor Alaska water* aometlnng more efficient than ah ordinary revenue cutter. He urgoa the necessity ol having the mo-t active and vigorous officers, and ell I feclive additions 10 tho armament of the vessel. 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