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; Jsw Vt-J",. -"- isr?..- t-c . j -- '.--r -?.: " '- w u - - ? ' jT "," "" .;KJ v&$ WEATHER TODAY Generally cloudy; probably light showers; cold, westerly .-winds Monday night and Tuesday. . ..- The TIMES' cir culation last week was 223,511 THE LARGEST IN THE CITY. o- Or- tol. in. mo. 1,023. TVASHIKaTOp. C, 'MONDAY, tTASTUAHY 4, 1891 EIGrHT EAGKES. ONE CENT. - wnt w raes T .. . J. -- BOREAS OITK RAMPAGE Missouri and Minnesota Visited hy Big Blizzards. MERCURY'S SUDDEN DROP St. Louis Visited by the Heaviest Rain Storm in Years Many Towns Flooded Snow Packed Hard Suf fering Anions tlie Live Stock. Trains Delayed. St. Louis. Mo..- Jan. 3. The heaviest Tjin-stonn of recent years lias prevailed. throughout Missouri," uorlliern Aikansas nnd Indian Territory during Hie past thirty-six hours. In inimy places in western Missouri the ttrenms are overflowed aiul in some places i-Hilrouds liave suffered from washouts. Last niglit tlie rain turned to sleet and today a furious snow-storm is rasing. Tlie t.-mperature lias fallen 40 degrees in Missouri and eastern Kansas in tlie last twenty-four hours, and in the latter tectum n genuine blizzard is sweeping over the country. At Riiguell, Mo., the Osape river lias risen filteen feet, and Warsaw reports a rise of twenty-two feet, and a lepethioii o! last winter's flood its feared. At Osceola tlie river is out of its banks and the bottom lands are submerged At Fayette the electric light iower-house is, flooded and the city is sn darkness to night. A number of washouts have occurred on the railroads and traffic is badly delayed. In the vicinity of Scdalia every stream is reported out of its banks and the rain fall continued until this morning, when it turned to sleet, and later in the day a heavy snow storm set in. l Small Cyclone. At Lamonte and Knobnostcr. a small cyclone pievailed la-t night, many trees being uprooted, but no large damage to property has been reported so far. "Webb City reports heavy damage to property by rain and wind. Clinton. Wairen-burg. and Shelbina suffered seri ous damasre from the downpour, the rain fall being the greate-t since the floods of 1S93. In many places in "Western Missouri the mcrouiy has fallen almost to zero and this drop in temperature will probably re tail ill checking the flood. In St. Louis, a heavy rain has fallen tlHrinir the past twenty-four hours, hut. -it 7 o'clock tonight it was checked by a de cided fall in temperature, ami at t) o'clock the mercury had fallen 35 degrees, and was accompanied by a high northwesterly Wind. St Paul, Minn., Jan. 3. A blizrard is Mowing tonight in this section over .,n area 400 miles imith and south and COO miles east and west. Heavy Snowstorms. Over mw of Minnesota it litis been snow Jnsr from fouiteen to twenty hours, and there is from seven inches to sixteen iiio'ics of snow on the ground. The wind is Wowing a gale from the North. The mu.w is damp and racks so tumidly on the street railway tracks that It is difficult lor the snow plows to work thiough it. The snow has also made a wreck of the telegraph wires to the north and west of Kt. Paul. All trains are still movinir, though some of them are lmurslat". South Tiakota dispatches say the storm extends as far west a.s the Black Hills. In the region along the Mission River from Chambeilam south to the North Dakota line railway trains are having great difficiulty m n.oviig, tome of them having been abandoned for tlie night. Then mperature isfiom 15 to 18 degrees nl eve zero, though at 9 o'clock it was rapidly glowing colder. There will be-Mif -feiing among live stock H the mercury diops to zero. Omaha. Neb , Jan. 3. Nebraska is en joying an old-fashioned blizzard. The most terious one of tlie winter. New Tear's Bay was spring-like and mild, but Friday niglit the temperature began to fall and the mercury has continued its descent since- Lnt evening a snow storm set in and It Is still general throughout the State. High winds are drifting the snow, and if they continue throughout the niglit may make the situation on the plains alarming- Omaha seems so far to have escaped the worst of the storm, but all trains en tering the city during the day wcie some what late. The street car lines are badly crippled and tlie lines are kept open with difficulty. Nearly Zero "Weather. At 10 o'clock tonight the thermometer at the local weather bureau registered three degrees above zero, and the chances are that the temperature will fall several points before daylight. On the level tracts' in the western and central portions of the State, where the wind has full sweep, it is much colder. From every section of the State come reports of heavy winds driving the snow in blinding clouds before It 60 that it is dangerous for anyone to venture out. At Meadow Grove the storm began about midnight Saturday night and h blizzard has been raging ever since with no signs of abatement. Drifts, arc over ten feet high. Hardy reports eighteen hours of con tinuous snow and wind and serious drift ing. From that place and Central City come stories or like .nature. There ismuch stock being cared for on the ranges in Nebraska and it will be several days before news is received as to how the herds and those in charge of them havebeen affected. Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 3. The unpre cedented rains of the past three days have been checked by a cold wave and Kansas is tonight experiencing its first winter weather. Snow has fallen all day in va rious parts of the State. Drifts Very Peep. At Larned, Kan., snow is piled in drifts four to six feet deep. Traffic on the Lar-ned-Jetmore extension of the Santa Fe is completely blocked. Travel overland in and direction is almost impossible. Abiici.o reports heavy snow, accompa nied by a wind. reaching the proportions of a blizzard. It is feared that the loss of cattle will result from the storm, particularly in the western and northern sections of the State. In Northern Arkansas and as far west as Fort Smith rain fell during twenty four hours up to neon today, when it turned to snow, accompanied by a drop of thirty degrees In temperature. Guthrie, OUIa., repoits a drop of sixty degrees since last evening and a severe Continued on Second Page. WANTED FOR MURDER: Judge Yerkes Did Not Know This and Released nim. Philadelphia, Jan. 3. A few days before Christmas two boys, giving the names or James Hagen and Edward Bums, of New York were arrested here for picking pock ets. Hagen wan identified as a boy who had served time on Blackwell's Island for picking poeets, but nothing w.i's learned oftheBuriis-oy. Both boys were convicted and sentenced to two years implUonment In the Huntington reformatory. On Friday a middle-aged woin-in f.i.d a well-drcssud young" man visited Judge Yerkes, who sentenced Burns, android !:im they were the mother and brother of the boy. They baid their name was Canover and Uiat they lived in Chicago, and Mrs. Canover told the Judge how she heard her boy was in prison here and that bhe had come on for him. - She made such a piteous plea that yes terday Judge Yerkes had the hoy brought into court, and after giving hlni some good advice tet him free. Not two hours after the happy mother and her boy hud left the courtroom came a telegram from Chicago saying that Edward Burns was wanted there for murder. The Chicago dispatch contained no de tails, but "the police here think the boy is theone wanted, but they have been unable to get any trace or him or his mother and brother. The boy is only fifteen years old and wears knee breeches. FIREMEN SAVE k COMRADE Archibald Nelson Has Narrow Es cape at Seventh Street Fire. Imprisoned in a Burning Building ."With All Cleans of Escape Cut Off. Fire In tho large office building, Nos 605 and GOT Seventh street northwest, did several hundred dollars' damage last night, and .furnished considerable excite ment for a large crowd. The flames orig inated in the office of Lawyer Charles K, Barber, on the third floor in the rear of the building, n..d completely destroyed the contents of' two rooms before they were extinguished. When the engines reached the scene tho fire Jiad gained considerable headway, and it appeared at first as though the en tire building was ablaze. Heavy black smoke poured from tlie upper windows of tho structure and the sight attracted a large crowd, which thronged Seventh street and seriously interfered with the efforts of the firemen before the police reserves arrived and cleared the streets- "While the fire was at Us height the spectatois were treated to a thrilling sight. Archibald Nelson, a fireman be longing to Chemical Company, No- 1, had entered the building ami ascended to the third floor before the true extent of the fire was known. In the smoke and darkness he lost his way and entered a front room at the end of the hall farthest from the .stairs When he attempted to return the flames had lorced their way through a partition and the hall was burning. In another moment he was cut off, and the only means of escape left was by a front wi dow. As the men on the street below were reeling off the hose and preparing to drag it up the stairs. Nelson suddenly ap peared at tin window and threw up the sash.. Instantly a dense cloud of smoke rushed out and the draft drew the fire nearer the man. His position was be coming more serious every moment and the crowd, realizing this, -set up a shout .which called the attention of the firemen to their coTnrade. The heat and smoke in the room were becoming momentarily more unbearable and Nelson was finally obliged to swing himself out on the window ledgcA fire man in the, room beyond reached out of the adjoining window and handed the im prisoned man a water-soaked sponge. Nelson clapped this over his mouth and held on to the window ledce while the smoke poured out over his head and en veloped him in a thick, black cloud. Mean while those in the street were working with might and main to raise a ladder to the window. The crowd lent their as sistance and soon a long extension-ladder was yanked from a truck and carried to the sidewalk benath the window. Several attempts were made to raise it but each time the top caught in the net work of telegraph and electric light wires and swayed outward from the building. Nelson's position was becoming more dan gerous as the moments sped by. The fireman in the next window who had handed him a sponge procured a coll of rope and threw the end across to his comrade- The men were so near to each other their hands almost met, but it seemed "as though no one could rescue the prisoner. Finally the ladder was hoisted Inside the wires and crashed over against the building, smashing a large window just below kelson's feet. Tlie room was be ginning -to redden and little tongues of flame were shooting out about the top of the 'easement when the ladder at last reached the window. As Nelson swung himself down and grasped the top rung a dicer burst from tlie crowd. In another moment he had slid to the ground and was in a placu of safety- By prompt work the fire was confined to the Toonis where it had started, it was soon gotten under control, and within a very few moments after Nelson had beet: rescued tlie last spark had been extinguished. Mr. Barber occupies the rooms on the third floor of the building and uses one as a bedroom. He had retired last night when the fire was discovered and was first awakened by the crackling of the flames. He is the owner of two large dogs and it is supj.osed that one of the animals in movlng'aboutthe room overturned a lamp and set the apartment on fire. The lawyer had a very narrow ctenpe and was obliged to rush from the building In his niglit clothing. His cries attracted the attentJon or Policeman Wannell, who turned in an alarm. " The building, which is a large four story structure, is occupied principally by lawyers and out of town business firms with branch offices in the city. -The prop erty is owned by Mis. I. Hipgins and the damage, which is nominal, is covered by insurance. Kentuckian Killed Himself. New York, Jan. 3. John Wendell Smith, whose correct name is said to be Delmar Stockton and to have come from Ken tucky, committed suidde in the Amnesty Hotel, 257 West Thirty-first fctreet, last night by turning on the gas in his room. He was atone time a theatrical agent and worked for Edward E. Bice's burlesque company and J. K. Emmett's company. New Artillery Bill to Be Laid Before the Reichstag. , NEW FIELD GUN TESTED Russian Government Negotiating for n Paris Loan French Ambas sador's First Berlin Keceptidn This Month AustrianlTIine Min ister Made a JFew Appointments. Berlin, Jan. 3. The new artillery bill, . which will be luid before the Iceichhtag soon after the chamber resumes itssittingji, will propose an addtion to the military builgec of 177,000.000 marks. Certain semi-official papers, comment ing on the reports current last week that 200,000,000 marks would be demanded, have denied the accuracy of the .statement, and iuferentially suggested that the coun try had at present no reason tp fear an additional burden through the army esti mates. In point of fact the new bill has Tor some time been drafted, a ml" forms part or a general scheme involving the creation of new regiments of infantry, and a new' grouping of battalions and brigades. Military authorities, who are permitted to speak on the subject, and whose opinion' is worth having, deny tho current reports that the impending reorganization ot the artillery is due to the Cunet "quick-firing gun being adopted for tlie French army. The new German field gun was tested ' at Kruppsln the presence of tlie kaiser, and , a special staff or officers, more than a year ago, was approved as the most potent ' field piece yet invented, and has been since under constant construction. The kaiser keeps in close touch with Krupps, at whose works guns on the new model, but of different caliber, are being rapidly manufactured and tested, x New Ilnssinn Loan. Leading Berlin banking firms concur In crediting the report that the Kussian government has been negotiating a new loan in Paris, amounting to no less than 600,000,000 marks. Private advices from St. Petersburg, supported by letters from Paris, at first mentioned an even greater sum, 800,000,000, and added that the French bankers had refused to consider terms on the ground that France was over loaded with Kussian, loans; that part of the last loan had not yet been absorhed by the public, and further, that under the conditions of that loan, Kussia was de barred from raising another before April, 1S97. Some tentative action towards negotiat ing with Berlin andFrankfort houses, have been going on, since the reluctance of the French bankers to deal became known at St. Petersburg, but these overtures were not received favorably so the Russian fi nance minister hah resumed communication with Paris firms. The loan, ir obtained soon after April, will be the prelude to the resumption Of specie payments by Kussia, provided noth ing happens in Europe to endanger the czar's present peace policy. Apropos of the now known tendency of Nicholas II toward a liberal and pacific regime, advices from Warsaw and other centers in Poland, concur in speaking of a m.irkcd change In the restrictive measures enforced against the people by.the authori ties, greater freedom being allowed to the press and the public. Change in Spirit. A notable instance of the change or spirit in the Kussian authorities is seen in the correspondence or the St. Petersburg Novoe VTcmya, which has opened Its columns to advocacy or conciliation of Poland, a larger degree of toleration for the Catholic Poles, and the cessation of restrictive measures throughout those now wide regions where the Kussian government has the adhesion of the people. The -Novoe Vremya lias long been the fierce-enemy of the Catholic roles, and this chunge of front Is therefore signifi cant. The czar's recent action in resisting the pressure of the Moscow authorities to punish the riotous universitystudcnts by deporting them to Siberia is another favor able sign of better times In Russia. The Tirst reception at court of-the new French ambassador, the Ma rquisdeNoailles, is fixed for the third week In January. It is understood that the kaiser intends to mark the occasion as an especially brilliant court function. The substitution of a French aristo'crnt of polished manners for the bourgeois., M. Herbette, whom court and kaiser alike detested, maydo inucitosmoothdiploinatic relations between Paris and Berlin. Noncommittal Tactics. The noncommittal tactics of- Count Badeni, Hie Austrian prime minister,- b'n the eve oC the dissolution of the Austrian reichsrath and the consequent holding of a new general election, as described in these dispatches last Sunday, remain liter ally true, but there are now signs that tho premier will favor the clerical party wherever he can. Hitherto he has been virtually sitting on the fence and observing the indications or inci easing strength in the various par ties with a view or ascertaining which group is worth while cultivating as sup porters of the ministry; but within a few days he has shown his prelcrence by rill ing a number of vacancies in several pro vinces by the appointment of men ot Clerical or, at any rate, anti-Semitic tendencies. Berlin as well Vienna court drcles ha;ye recently been eagerly watching the de velopments ot a scandal connected with" the career of the Austrian Crown Prince Rudolph, who, with his mistress, the Baron ess Marie-'Vetsera, committed sulcr-Je at Meyerlingin January, 1889. It is known that Emperor Francis Joseph has paid enormous sums .to meet the ,rc-, sponsibilitles which his son left behind him, and to conceal some of the lamentable results of his disorderly life. Letters Photographed. Some correspondence which the archduke left fell into' the hands ot a man who' did not scruple to have patt of it photo- - graphed and sent to the emperor, with an offer to restore the originals for "ft? lurgc sum, the alternative, being publi cation. ',' "" As the letters contained some frank criticisms ot the emperor's secret policy and. of the personages around the throne, the affair became a matter ot reference to the cabinet. Arrests and legal prose cution in camera were talked nf in Aiis- trian court circles for a time, but" now. it is understood that tnercwill be no public scandal, the matter having been7 arranged privately. The members df the Berlin produce ex change began business yesterday untlei the new bourse law, which went into ,ef- feet on January 1, as a free institution instead of a close organization, as formerly, but .veiy little business was done. The Berlin, association cxdianged communica tions -with the ,froe associations formerly th e. bourses pf4 Halle, Stettin, Brunswick and other centers, andjsome future trans aqtioii8.,wero recorded. The day was a partial holiday, how evcr( and consequently 'less business was done tljan otherwise, would have- been transacted. Public opinion as wellas the opinion of the entire iressl "with the ex ception or the CMservative and Agrarian Journals, are incjfimplete sympathy with thebouBlcrs In their defiance of the law. Aetionf Applnudedr- The National Kupgsapplaudsthe action or the German JjurseHrand derlares that it was necessary fortjieiu to act as they have done as 'a master of seir-derense against the Junkers. The Tageblatt, in an article under the caption, "Tho, Fight Commenced," sees no end tb the ."warfare unless the agrarians, frightened at the result of their own folly, assist the government to clamber down from tho position they have assumed. The stockboursesor BerUnandFrankrort were stagnant yesterday, In view of the uncertainty or 'the effect of the prohibi tory clauses of the new law. Yesterday's buying was consequently confined to gov ernment stocks. Upwards of GOO mem bers of the produce exchange have joined the newly formed free association.' Fror. Guy Thompson or Vale University and his wife, formerly Miss Lucy Dhl, assisted United States Ambassador Uhl and his wife Jn receiving the American colony on Thursday. A great crush of guests were present. Popular airs were played by a band stationed in the dining-room. The Rev.-I)Pr-I)Ickie. pastor or the Americnnehurch, leceivcd the Americans in Berlin on New Year's nay. "Wounded in a "Duel. Lieut. Count Ucxkull von Gyllcnband, who was wounded in the ron-head in a duel with Baron von Wagcnhelm, secre tary of the Prussian legation at Stutt gart, on December 22, is in a dying condi tion. Baron von Wagenheun, who was also wounded in the abdomen, is progress ing favorably. His wound is -healing and" the prospects are that he will recover. The extremely.ilight chances of the ces sation of duelling in- Germany may be judged by the fact that the duel between the count and the baron was umpired by Gen. Von Schott, the commander of the troops at Stuttgart, and that Dr. Von Holleben.the Prussian minister to Wurtem bcrg. acted as Wangenheim's second. After the duel Minister Von Ho'lleben came to Berlin to narrate the details of the affair to the emperor. RUN ON THE BANK STOPPED Prompt and Novel Action of the Cripple Creek President. He Heard There "Was to Be n Stam pede nnd lleceived Funds From Denver. Colorado Springs, Col., Jan. 3. The at tempt to make a run-on the First National Bank of Cripple Creek yesterday was checked by prompt action" and in a novel way. A rumor had been started December 30, or perhaps some days previous, that the bank could not stand the withdrawal of a good deal of money and in consequence the- bank would not open on the day after the first of the year. " Tliis rep'drt'cainc to the ears of President Parker of the bank and on New Year's Day he came to this city and arranged to get money to take to Cripple Creek. He had these arrangements with the First National Bank of this city and they had theic time-locks- so arranged that they could be opened at 7 o clock In the morning. Cashier Sutton was on hand at that hour and got the money out for them, but how much money was taken he rc-rused to state. Half an hour Jntcr a special train, con sisting or an engine and one coach, was in waiting at the Tejon street station or the Colorado Midland Railroad and Presi dent Parkt-f and Vice President Deveraux were taken on board. They lert here at 7:30 promptly and made tho fastest- run ever made by the road, getting into Cripple Creek in two hours and three minutes. The run from Divide to Cripple Creek over the terminal, thirty miles of 3 per t cent grade,. iwns made in fifty-four min utes, and the delivery of the currency 1 occurred in the midst of the ran- The First National Bank officials here said'the First National Bank or Cripple Creek in its last statement showed over 54 per cent or its deposits on hand, and there was no occasion whatever Tor any attempt to make a run on the bank. LYING DANGEROUSLY ILL. Lieutenant Governor Kirkpntrlck's "Wife Telegraphed For. London, Jan. 3. A cable dispatch has been sent to Mrs. Kifkpatriek, wife of the Hon. George A. Kirkpatrick, lieutenant governor 6r Ontarfo, summoning her to London, wherchishtisband islyingseriously ill in the South-Street Hospital. r i or. Jonathan Hutchinson, formerly pres ident of the Royal Qollege of Surgeon, and Dr. Allingham, a specialist, in the disease .from which Mr. Khkpatrick is suffeiing, have held a consultation in the case nnd decided thatrfii orMr to rave the patient's llfean operation l&ijhiperatire. Dr. Alling ham will performjfljc operation a6 soon as Mrs. Kirkpatrick latrives. ,SHE SWALLOWED cocaine. tf. 'Stag -Beauty laipded Her Life in a CincinmUi Resort. Cincinnati, Jan. "-St-Mrs. Belle Morgan, allas'Mrs. AViliis, committed suicide by tax ing a dose of cocaine, at 5 o'clock this morning, in the resort of Belle Curry, on Broadway. She bad been there only a slujrfc time, ( The woman was twenty-six years of age a nd possessed or unusual beauty. She was forruerlyroemberot Weaver and Field's Variety Company. Thehome ot her mother, Mrs. Willis K. IJadJey, is in Rocherter, N. Y. N Express Trains Collide. r .Wh'tfi P-lains, JK. T-" Jan. 3. A collision oc curred yesterday evening on theNew York and Harlem Railroad at Unionvllle, be twjeen twjo P.awHtg express trains run ning Iff oppositedlrections. The track Js 6tagleaboyeWnite Plains and the trains usually 'pas? iere. - The engines collided :Smfwerc thrown over, blocking the road. EnglaeQisGcorgo Upson was badly hurt. $ IX. Weather Sips, 1 Cents. .-perscfoot; either felt or. rubber. .Frank Llbbey & Co.6tk6ireetrand New Yorkave. E Sixteen of the Crew Were Drowned ly. This Act. TREACHERY IS CHARGED Man Suspected of Doing the "Work Saved A Thorough Investiga tion toBeMade Lashed to u Haft. Boat Overturned by the "Wind and Smashed. Jacksonville, Fia., Jan. 3. All of the crew ot the Commodore were not saved, as reported last night. Twelve are in Jack sdnville", three alive and one dead are at Daytoua. " Four are reported to have ar rived near Onnond, but the reiort is not confirmed, and eight are at sea on a life-raft. Capt. Murphy, Stephen Crane, the novel ist; C. B. Montgomery, the cook, and William Higgins, a stoker, landed at Day tona, this morning. Their boat was turned over in the surf and Higgiiw received a wound which caused his death soon after getting ashore. The party on the raft are all Cubans. They left the boat before Capt. Murphy's party, and nothing more has been heard or them. J. M. Barrs requested the col lector of customs to secure permission for the Three Friends to go to the rescue of tlie Commodore Immediately upon re ceipt of the news of the wreck Saturday afternoon. The collector telegraphed to Secretary Carlisle at once, but no reply was re ceived until this afternoon. Permission was granted and tlie Three Friends left tonight.- Thc beach Is being patrolled from St. Augustine to New Smyrna. It is reported that there was treachery aboard the Com modore, but no details can be jgnrned. Landed at Daytonn. The party landed at Daytona cannot get to this city until tomorrow, as there are no Sunday trains on the East Coast Railroad The party that landed last night and reached here are: Major Ricardo A. Delgado, Paul Rollo, Paqulto Bencamo, Franco Blanco, Miguel Condlsburry, Watnon Hernandez, Gabriel Martinez, Santiago Diaz, Emilio Marquee, Jose Hernandez and Bueneventuo I.inoveus. The following was received from Day tona at 11 o'clock tonight: "About 1 o'clock Friday night a sus picious leak was discovered in the fire room, and Onpt. Murphy immediately started the pumps, which undoubtedly had been tampered with, as they were in working order when Capt. Murphy and Chief Engineer Redigan left watch at 3 o'clock. "The fires were extinguished and the boat came to a standstill about sixteen miles troin Mosquito Light. -Capt. Murphy took full charge of the handling of the ship, while the first mate superintended the launching of the boat. Big Boat Left. " "Tlie Cubans took possession of the big boat and loaded it with bagirage, so that only twelve men left tlie tug in it. Tliey reached shore at 4 o'clock Saturday and lert for Jacksonville. "The second boat was occupied by six Cubans, and the empty boat washed ashore at Port Orange last night. The third boat to leave the craft's side was rilled with Americans, leaving a ten-root dingy Tor Capt. Murphy's use, who refused to quit the ship until all were saved. "C. B. Montgomery, the steward, Stephen Crane and William Hiinrins remained with the captain, and with him launched the dingy and stood by the tug until 7 o'clock, when she sank. The mate's Loat, containing nine Amer icans, wa6 smashed, and the mate, two engineers, six firemen and sailors were lashed to a raft which Capt, Murphy at tempted to tow ashore two miles away, but the terrible sea and the r.ortheast gale swept them away. Captain Took the Dingy. The dingy occupied by the captain and companions was twenty-sevenhours at sen, Montgomery and Crane holding Capt. Murphy's overcoat as a sail, until the beach was sighted. High seas were break ing a half mile from shore. Montgomery, Crane and Murphy were washed to the beach, where citizens provided them with medical attendance. "Higgins was killed at the overturning of the boat, which made ten Americans and six Cubans lost. "There is no doubt that a traitor did the work of scuttling and then tampered with tho pumps, as they were working perfectly at S o'clock. "The suspected man was raved and a thorough investigation will be made to morrow." ARRESTEDrFOR MURDER. Prominent Virginian Charged "With This Serious Crime. Special to the Tiims. Staunton, Va., Jan. 3. Chief of Police J. H. Waters, in compliance with a tele gram from Constable Downey of Mount Jackson, today arrested William Rice on a, charge of murder, and is holding the accused until qMcers arrive Trom Shenan doah county. The report reaching here is that Rice, Who is a Shenandoah county constable, was last week summoned by the county sherirr to assist in the arrest or a farmer named Bowers, living near Mount Jack son. How the fatal encounter came about is not clear, but it is claimed that Rico shot Bowers, who lingered and died this morning. It seems that Bowers was a prominent citizen and his shooting occasioned a great deal of indignation in his neighbor hood. Rice arrived here Friday, wearing his official uniform, and since his arrival has been at a brother's house in this city. The prisoner's brother Is S. S. Rice, an employe at the Western, State Hospital ot Staunton. m . Firo in "Wilmington. Wilmington, Del., Jan. 3. Fire early this morning destroyed the grocery store of George W. Gray, at Second and King Btreets, and badly damaged several ad Joining buildings. The total loss Is between $10,000 and $12,000, partly covered by insurance. Hotel Permont Destroyed. Avalon, N. J., Jan. 3. The Hotel Per mont was destroyed by fire this morning. The hotel was built In 1889 at a cost of $26,000, and was insured for $12,000. Flooring, $1.50 for 100 Feet. Kila-dricd heart, one width, one length. 1 Llbbej & Co.. 6tu et. and New York aye. -WORK OP SAFE ROBBERS. Observer Building's Disastrous Fire at Charlotte. Charlotte, N. C, Jan. 3. The Observer building sustained a disastrous loss by fire last night, the result of an explosion in the- office of the business manager of the job department, on the second floor. The explosion was" the work of safe robbers, who attempted to blow open the safe In tliat office. The paper stock In tne room was In stantly ignited andtlieflre spread with such rapidity that the men In the news paper composing rooms barely had time to get out, loing their coats, hats and other effects. The second floor was wholly, and the third partially gutted. A new book-blnderj- pktnt had just- been put in on the second floor, and this was entirely destroyed, and all the presses were more or les burned, besides the loss of a S3.000 stock of paper. The Observer's battery of Mergenthaler type-setting machines was swept by the fire, the belts being burned off and the keyboards melted. The loss is fully cov ered by insurance. The police claim to have a clew to the safe blowers. The combination and' its outer works were blown from the safe and the hinces were missing, but the door withstood the shock. NASHVILLE'S GREAT FIRE Destructive Conflagration Gotten Under Control Very Late. Damage Will Hun "Well T7p Into the Thousands Lint of Insur ance Small. Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 3. The destruc tive conriagration which visited this oity lasst night at 11 15 was not well under control before 3 a. m. The tire, by far, was more disastrous in its results than was indicated in last night's dispatches-. A series of unfortunate conditions handi capped the department in its work, and a very strong wind, playing from the south, made matters much worse. The railing or a rear wall or the Burns building caused damage to the extent of ?50,000, by crushing through adjacent buildings. A feature or the fire was the fighting from roofs, as few alleys traversed the distr-ct. When sufficient pressure of water was finally secured the department rendered verj effective service, though at -first they seenied almsot helpless. The largest sufferer- are: On Market street Burns & Co., saddlery ami harness, completely wrecked: A. B. Tavcl, stationery, gutted; E. Einhorn, dry goods, and Paul . Jbylin, publishers, wrecked by falling walls; Brandon Sample Shoe Company, totally destroyed; Trecy Slice Company, badly damaged by water and falling walls; Harris Abrahams, dam aged by water; Lehck Brothers, dry goods, totally demolished. Public square Abernathy, Langham & Shook, clothiers, totally destroyed: Frank Mooney, fruit store, on first floor, upper rioors occupied as storage rooms by Aber nathy, Lcnsham & Shook, totally gutted; Wolfs clothixiJT-house, totally destroyed; Liecklnrdt & Co . druggists, almost totaily wrecked; Grimes, Daly & Robinson, badly flooded by water: J. W. Lawless, shoes, very slishtly damaged; south end of Market House, badly damaged. Total estimated damage, S000,0u0, of which slightly more than 50 per cent is covered by insurance Several accidents of trifling const-. quence were reported. f The origin cf the fire is still a myster3. It was first seen in the second story of Lcbeck's Bros., the flames bursting from a half do7en windows;. No one. was in the building at the time, Mr. Lebeck having left with his bookkeeper, about an hour before. One or the brothers left on the 8 o'clock train Tor New York on business. The principal loes as nowestimatedare: Lebeck Bro-.' stock, ?l 25,000; insur ance. $90,000.: Abernathy, Langham i Shook, S23.000; insurance. Si 5,000. Burns & Co., S30.000; insurance, $.'0,000. Lieck hardt .i Co., $25,000; rully covered by insurance. Trecy & Co., ?15.000; in surance, $3,000 Brandon Shoe Company, $3,000; insurance. $5,500. FIERCELY WAGED BATTLE. Gangs, of Boys Calling Themselves Spaniards and Cubans Fight. Cleveland, Ohio, Jan. 3. "Cuba," a settle ment in the southwest end of the city, has been the scene of a number of pitched battles during the past month between two gangs of boys who call themselves Span iards and Cubans. The Sp.iuiards are about 300 strong, and the "iuHircents" hhout 200. The boys are from twelve to twenty years of ace Yesterday afternoon the two armies met and for half an hour they fought a fierce battle, in which some of the boys were badly Injured. A train of box cars was used by the "insurgents" as bulwarks. A number of tlie boys stationed them selves on top of the cars. They had revolvers and several shots were fired. One hoy was shot through the hand, another in the knee, and a third in the head. BIG MINING STRIKE. At Mas-illon and District Over 2,000 Stop Work. Massillon, Ohio, Jan. 3. The employes or all the mines in this district, about 2,000 men, have struck on account ot a reduc tion in the price or pick mining, Trom Gl to 51 cents per ton. The notices of re duction state that, as a rate of GO cents has been agreed upon in Pennsylvania, under the long-established system, whereby the Ohi" rate is nine cents less than that ot the Pittsburg district, the 51-centrate will be established and maintained. IT, however, the joint convention ot operators aud miners, to be held at Colum bus, January 12, shall, fix a higher rate for the Hocking Valley than 51 cents, the Massillon operators will pay that rate rrom January 1, provided the miners in the Massillon district continue at work during the month of January. Laurada Did Not Stop. Gibraltar, Jan. 3. The Americ.'nsteamer Laurada, the report of the Intention of which to call at Valencia, Spain, caused such a commotion In that city, the Laurada having, it is said, been engaged in filibustering to Cuba, sailed today for the United States without having touched at a Spanish port. Ivy Institute Business College, Sth and K. None better $25 a year, day or night Watch for a town. Coqsrcis Heights, HOIS 5HET0UI TO KILLBAHT Serious Charge 31ade by Mrs. Carroll, of Seventh Street. DENIED BY MRS. CHAP3HX Hard nnd DItreHing Lot of a Subject for Public Charity-Secretary "Wilson Sent an Agent to Investigate the Case Poor Lady and Eer Infant's Good Samaritans. The "case of Mrs. Carroll," of 2042 Seventh street northwest, has been ex ercising, ever since Monday last, her neigh bors, her rellow-Iodgers and Che Associated Chanties. Mrs- Carroll Is In sore need of assistance. She is young, but; unfortunate a good case for philanthropists but has been too proud to beg Her case became known to tha public only through the kindness of a lady who lives in the same house with her Lass night at 8 o'clock- Mrs- Carroll occupied a very dingy upper room in tho hoa-e- She held a sick infant in her arms. The rof'Ui was warmed by a stove in which burned coal supplied by charity She was cooking a meal from the last r""" mm sent to her by charity. 'OnataYSlein the small room was the wagiriifg. recently suspended- " Around the corner from thjs room, so ismal and suggestive of lonely poverty, was a br'ghtly-huhted house. The lighc streamed out on the pavement through, a richly-tinted lamp shade and through lace curtains. A young lady was sitting by the lamp, reading from a handsomely bound book, prooably a romance- The ap pointments or the parlor were all in ex-" cellent taste and style. It was necessary to visit this he use to gee at the merits of the case of Mrs. Carroll. When a reporter for The Timed entered the parlor the young lady laid aside her book to intirtire politely what was wanted. It was Mrs. Carroll's sister. Mrs. Carroll's Story. There are a great many other side lights on the misfortunes of Mrs. Car rolL She tcld her own story with a good deal of pathetic detail, apart from her miserable environment, which Is path- it-eir. She is the daughter of Mr.and Mrs. Martin, who live in the cozy hou-e referred to at 702 T street northwest. She was married two years ago agamst the will of the parents. Her husband, all the neighbors say, is a hardworking man. Six months ago the firt baby died. A mouth ago another baby was born. Two months ago her husband lost hi3 employment. All through the holidays they have lived in a precarious way. The Christmas dinner was a gift of some ex cellent women who live, in her Hat. On Wednesday last Mr. Carrol was ar retted and locked up on charge of asa'Ht inx hrs former employer. Contractor Watrs. This was the Iait straw which made Mrs. Carroll's burden intolerable. The arr--st was made in the morning, aad when the husband was taken away there was noth ing left in her room of human interest except the innocent, sick baby and the hunsrry, prostrated mother. Last night she asked repeatedly sf there was any news of l.er husband. On the first floor or the flat lives Mrs. Lewi-, who keeps a shop. She is bright. cheerful, intelligent and "has been one oC the "good angels or Mrs. Carroll. Another or the Samaritans of this household isMms Lucy Brown. Iteported to Associated Charities) Miss Brown was one time obliged to seek: the aid or the chanties herself, so when she tells about Mrs. Carroll's case, her blue eyes fill with tears. She is in b-tter circumstances now than a year ago. She has a great, good heart in a frail bt-dy. When Mrs. Carroll is particularly down cast she asks her down into her room and tells her cheerful stories over a lunch or a suprer: not a charitable one. yo know, says Mi-s Lucy Brown, but just for Mrs. Carroll's new baby. Mr. Lewis, however, is more praclkil, yet quite as kind as Miss Brown. Mrs. Lewis saw that the end would come at some time. She told a lady friend of the distressed womnn and then the case be came known to the Associated Charities. Theludy friend of Mrs-Lewis wentfirsC to the Central Union Mission, where she was directed to the Associated Charities. Secretary George WiIon of the Associated Charities directed Mrs. Maria Chapman, one of the paid agents of the association, to go ont and investigate th case. Mrs. Chapman, who has charge ot the district in which Mrs- Carroll lives, and who has her agency on Ninth street, wenc up as soon as she could in the afternoon. The firr person she saw was the cheerful Mrs. Lewis, who expected her. Mrs. Chapman's "Visit. Mrs. Lewis saidthatMrs. Chapman made some preliminary inquiries about Mrs. Carrolland found out that she was marr-.ed and had a child. Mrs. Chapman expressed her sorrow tnat the case was aggravated for the poor woman by thefactotthechild, and then Mrs. Lewis opened her bigbrowa eyes and said: "Well, married people have children and they must care for them. What would you do? You wouldn't kill them, would you? i "Oh: Mercy, no," replied Mrs- Chap man; "not that, not that- I! This little Innocent conversation bc twe n the ladles appears to have given rise to a very Herodian story which Is cur rent in the neighborhood, to the effect that the way for married women to get out of poverty is by a universal slaughter of the innocents- Mrs. Chapman then went up stairs to Mrs. Carroll's room, where was also Miss Lucy Brown. Owing to Mrs. Carroll's recent troubles she did not care to havo the floor scrubbed, which might have en dangered her health in her condition. Things were topsy-turvey Mrs. Carroll said Mrs. Chapman called attention to the untidiness of the rxm. Mrs. Carroll also said that Mrs. Chapman stated in the course of the invesUgatioii that it would be much better that children should be murdered than that they should be brought up in a life that was worso than death. i 3Irs. Carroll Frightened. i Miss Lucy Brown said that she also "m dcrstood that to have been said, but rot with any special reference to Mrs. Car roll's baby. At any rate, Mrs. Carroll understood it with reference to her baby and it frightened her. Mrs- Chapman, arter some further investi gation and relieving the Immediate wants of Mrs. Carrolt, made her promise to send her husband down to her office next morning, Thursday, or to come herself. Continued on Second Page. rfWX. .-l$ "w". fit, !: -.-''