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iffllMIS Beautiful San Jose Totally Wrecked by a Series of Seismic Shocks. NOT A HOUSE LEFT' INTACT r Two Hundred People Killed Outright and 1.000 Se- riously Injured. THE EAETH IN EEYOLT. Wares as of Water Eise From the Ground and Fall, Swallow ing All Before Them. THE HEX, WOMEN AND CHILDREN Mowed Down Like Grass Before the Past Bushing Flames of an Awful Prairie Fire. ODD FEATUBES OF TEE CATASTEOPHE A correspondent of The Dispatch f vires an account, just received in New York ,1y mail from Costa Rica, of the terrible earthquake which visited the latter place December 29. The dreadful particulars have not been told here before. The entire city of San Jose is wrecked, there not remaining of all its beautiful buildings a single house of over one story in height. Two hundred people were killed and over 1,000 seriously injured. A multitude are now homeless. Preparations lor rebuilding are being made in a half-hearted way. The earth seemed to rise and fall as in waves, and rich mineral deposits were uncovered in places. Eye witnesses of the awful scenes describe the horrors graphically. rCOKBLSPONDESCZ Or THE DISrATCH.1 San Jose, Costa Eica, January 10. The Capital of the Republic has been corn, pletely destroyed by a series of earthquakes beginning on the evening of December 29, and the latest of which passed over us yes terday. Further shocks are expected every moment, and, the horrors of the hour are in creased by the probability of.an eruption ot the volcanosof Razu and Boas, showering down fire and molten lava on the valley, in which a population of 80,000 is centered. Both these volcanoes have thowa signs of growing activity in the wreaths of blue EDoke amending from their craters. Two Hundred Llres Lost. As nearly as can be ascertained about 200 lives have been lost thus far, and the in jured number nearly 1,000. The homeless multitude of terror-stricken survivors wan der about in a state of demoralized conster nation, easier imagined than described. At every point one is met by scenes of con vulsion, ruin, destruction, desolation and death. To find one's self living seems marvel ous. "Where yesterday was a green field of waving sugar cane or coffee trees or a past ure, all has gone utterly. Every landmark, every feature of the topography is obliter ated. Dead earth rises into a hill where a few hours ago the eye looked away over a plain. In all Central America there is no more picturesque and delightful city than this capital of Costa Rica, upon which has come this sudden and terrible devastation. The Farls of Central America. Occupying a plateau about 4,000 feet above the level of the sea, the town is the home ot a population of nearly 20,000 souls, a center of advanced progress and culture. Visitors from all parts of the continent dur ing the recent sessions of the Central American Diet here agreed in pronouncing San Jose "the Palis of Central America." The city's destruction is as complete as that of Pompeii. At 8 o'clock on the evening of December 29 the inhabitants were in the midst of the celebration of the civic and religious feasts. A concert by the excellent military band was in progress in the beautiful little Parque Central. Totally Unmindful of Dnnger. . In the streets the rays of the electric light shone down upon the vivacious, laughing and gaily-dressed men and women coming from a banquet at the Grand Hotel, or on their way to a dance in the patio of the Na tional Palace. Suddenly, as a clap of thunder out of a clear sky, a tremendous shock of earthquake put the city into a state of wildest alarm. During the early days of the month there had been a few quick and barely perceptible motions, apparently more atmospheric than seismical. These had been passed unregarded save by the older residents, who recalled the beginnings of the last great earthquake in September, 18il. How, seized by a common impulse, people rushed to their homes to provide, as far as possible, for the safely of the children and the aged. A Terrlblo Cry Heard. The dread words: "Viene, un temblore tcrible!" ("A terrible earthquake is com ing!") were on every lip. The first shoes: was repeated, with even Kreater force, at 11 P. SI. For the first time a fear that the low, solid adobe structures, traditionally regarded as capable of with standing any possible shock, and veritable havens of refuge, were unsafe, spread among the inhabitants. People rushed out of the houses and assembled in fear and trembling in the Plaza del Merced, the Plaza del Carmen opposite the churches of- the same name or in the Plaza del Mer cado, between the market and the hospital. "Three, hours of anxious expectancy passed without a recurrence of the vibra tion. At last came a hopeful feeling of relief. "Es acabol" ("It is all over!") said the black-robed priests. The people re turned to their dwellings and sought repose after the weariness and excitement of the night. A Third and Worse Shock. At 420 A. 21. on the 30th, a third shriek, more awful that the preceding ones, awoke the sleepers, rudely dispelling their new-born confidence. The city was violently shaken from end to end, and words fail to picture the terroi that ensued. Down went the houses in a deafening din, wall crashing upon wall, with the roofs of heavy tile sagging and sinking between, in inextricable confusion. "Women's fierce, fear-stricken shrieks, the screaming of strong men, and the piteous .wail of little children, mingled -with the dust, darkness and din, was a scene of demoralization frightful to witness. Even as The DisrATCH correspondent writes these lines, a tent on the Plaza del Merced, over prettily laid-out flower beds, and the wreck of the beautiful church of La Senora de Merced, a chill makes him shudder with the recollection. Nearly every house in the older central part of the city was abandoned. Help for the lTclpIess. The soldiers and police displayed praise worthy activity in helping the wounded and helpless. Many thoroughly frightened- and superstitious peopletooktheroadsleadingout of the city to the westward, away from the dread volcano, and fled until daylight, reaching Alajulla, 30 miles away, only to find that town suffering from a similar dis aster. Others kept on running southwards until they reached Carillo, near the Atlantic coast Those who had escaped from their houses unhurt walked up and down the plazas in feverish agitation until dawn made it possi ble to ascertain something definite as to the extent of the disaster. "With the coming of day it became apparent that the taller buildings had naturally suffered most. The splendid stone structure of the Banco de la Union, recently completed at a cost of $300,000, is an utter wreck. It was three stories in height, took two years to build, and commanded a magnificent view of all the country around for leagues. Now only the front, on the Cail del Comercio, and portions of the side walls are standing. The possibility of the front wall falling out and crushing the Hotel Frances, opposite, created great alarm among the guests of that hostelry, and there is talk of pulling down these walls to avoid the risk and uncertainty of their being shaken down suddenly. Gone Like n City of Cords. Scarcely a building above one story on the ground floor remains intact to-day. The beautiful dome of the cathedral, with its wide Corinthian portico, looks like a house of cards crushed in a giant's grasp. Every church in the city and there were about 20 lofty structures, many with ambitious cupalos and belfries, though steeples are unknown is more or less damaged, and they have been consequently closed to pub lic worship. Those acquainted with the important cart played by the functions of the church in the daily life of the feminine' part of the population in Central American, countries will realize what this rSeans. General A De Jesus Sato, father of the President and acting executive, narrowly escaped being numbered among the victims. He had Tetired to his bedchamber, on the second story of the fortress-like Presidental palace, when .aroused by the third shock, ahd quitted the apartment barely in time to escape the collapse of the roof and the caving-in of all the interior walls in that part of the palace. As it was, he sustained several severe cuts and bruises from flying and falling timbers. The lower part of the palace, occupied by a guard of about a score of men and a Gatling gun, was hall buried in the wreck. Several of the soldiers sus tained severe injuries. The Cnsnaltles and Fatalities The casualties number nearly 1,000, but not more than 100 people were killed within the city limits. Those who met death at other points, especially at San Yicento and San Isidro de Alajuela, will bring the mor tality up to 200. During the first night at least 500 houses were entirely destroyed, with their contents, or made unsafe for habitation, making 3,000 people shelterless. Three more shocks, one on the Gtb, another on the 8th and the last yesterday, have reduced the remaining houses to ruins. Army tents have been put up in the plazas and parts, or in the fields outside the town, where rations are sup plied to the homeless multitude by the mili tary authorities. Colonel George H. Latham and Don Lcsmes Jimenez have been appointed a commission of engineers to provide for the public safety by examining bridges and con demning those found unsafe. A brigade of laborers arc at work clearing the streets of the debris, andhe more hopeful are already talking in a Half-hearted way about plans for rebuilding. One thing is certain there will be no more two or three-story buildings erected in San Jose. It is said that the capital may be removed lurthsr north, to a site adjacent to the Hue of the proposed canal. Collapse of a Balldlng Boom. During the past two or three years San Jose has been having a veritable building boom. Only a year ago an extensive and finely situated tract of land between the town and the railway station was laid out as the Parque Morazan, and all around it dwellings, mills and factories sprung up. The neighboring village of San Isidro was the scene of a remarkable geological formation, as described to The Dispatch correspondent, who rode out there and went over the ground yesterday. A little house on a portrero (grasB pasture) here was in habited by a man with his wife and five children. At the first shock they ran out of the house wildly toward a neighboring sugar plantation. "What happened is best described in a translation of the terrified woman's recital to The Dispatch corre spondent. "Three of the children went with my husband," said she. I carried the baby in my arms and led little Juanita by the hand. "We had gone but a short distance, and my husband was abont 100 yards ahead of me, when the earth seemed to melt to water and rise up over my husband and the children in a great wave. For a moment I saw them struggling wildly, as though drowning. Their death-shouts nearly caused me to 'drop, and they were gone forever, and no sign of the place where the earth had opened and swallowed them was left to show where they had been. I turned in another direction, hut the earth seemed to rise and fall all around me. Bllnutcs That Seemed Aces. "For five terrible minutes, which seemed ages, I struggled through the moving mass, which came up to my hips. Little Juanita was quickly torn from me. and all I could do was to save the baby by holding him as high as I could, my own desperate resolve being to reach Alajuela." She reached Alajuela about an hour after the shock, thoroughly exhausted and more dead than alive. She is now in the care of some relatives, who are doing everything to assuage her grief. Her terrible experience has turned her hair from a jet black to a snow white, and though the account that she gives is coherent enough, she seems on the verge of losing her reason. Remounting, The Dispatch correspond ent passed by the scene of this strange ex perience by going a little out of the way, back to San Jose. House and plantation have completely disappeared, and where they once were now appears only a waste of earth like a new plowed field. A hill that bounded the west side of the plantation a week ago is now on the east side, where before was a grass plain. At another point, named La Laguna, less than six miles from here, a woman with her four children, asleep in a cabin, were en tombed in the earth waves, and it has been impossible to discover any traces of their re mains. Stmcsllng Acninst flopelcs Odds. The father of this family was on his way home when the first shock passed through this region, causing the whole surface of the earth to assume the appearance of a storm tossed sea. He struggled helplessly for several minutes, then, becoming almost un conscious, abandoned himself to his fate. The earth waves threw him to a point nearly 1,000) ards distant, and lodged him in the branches of au old oak, which, strangely enough, withstood the agitation and saved his life. The poor fellow's feelings may be better imagined than described. A remarkable result of the phenomenon is reported from the neighborhood of the copper mines of Don Francisco Maria Iglesias. on Mont Aguacatc. In a deep igneous strata, throw n to the surface for nearly three miles along the mountain slope, a vein of rich quartz, containing native silver in large quantities and prom ising indications of gold, has been discov ered, exemplifying the "ill wind" proverb. This bursting lorth of mineral may give a powerful impetus to Costa Rica's infant mining industry. The port towns of Liraon on the Atlantic and PuntaArenas on the Pacific escaped with barely perceptible shocks. EUN TO EAETH. Two ot Paymaster McClnrc's Murderers Traced to Italy Ono of Them Ar rested and to be Returned to This Country. (SPECIAL TELEGBAMTOTHE DISrATCn.1 New York, February 16. On the morn ing of October l'J last three Italians, Michael Rizzolo, alias "Red-Nose Mike," Giuseppe Bevivino andVincenzo Villelo, waylaid and murdered Paymaster J. B. McClnre and Stable Foreman Hngh Flan nigan between Minersville and Wilkes barre in Pennsylvania, and robbed them of $12,400, which was to have been used in paying off Contractor Charles McFadden's employes. Bevivino and Villelo fled. "Red Nose Mike" was arrested by Captain Lin den, of Pinkerton's Philadelphia office. Last week he was tried at "Wilkesbarre and found guilty of murder in the first degree. Pinkerton's London agent traced Bevi vino and Villelo to Catanzaro, in Southern Italy. Some trouble was experienced in procuring extradition papers, the State De partment being of the opinion that the Ital ian Government might refuse to give up the fugitives on the ground that they were Italian citizens. Governor Beaver appealed to Secretary Bayard and extradition papers were finally issued. They were sent to Pinkerton's agent in Italy, and the Italian Government granted a warrant for the ar rest of the men. Mr. Pinkerton has just re ceived a cable from his agent announcing that he'has caused the arrest of Vincenzo Villelo and has" recovered 5,000 francs. The agent was about to leave for another part of Italy, where he expected to arrest Bevivino, the last of the murderers. INDIGNANT SOUTHERN LADIES Xenro St. Stephen's Hotel, Became Colored " DlvlneTWcro Entertained. tSFECIAL TELEOBAM TO THE PISFATCIM New Yoke, February 16. A letter from an Episcopal clergyman was received by the Sun yesterday declaring that two South ern ladies had left St Stephen's Hotel be cause three colored guests of the Methodist Book Concern were entertained there. The three colored men referred to were the Rev. Drs. Edward "W. S. Peck, of "Washington, Isaiah B. Scott; the Presiding Elder of the Marshall district in Texas, and Aristides Elphonso Peter Albert, the editor of the Southwestern Christian Advocate, which is published in New Orleans. They came to this city to attend the conference of the Book Committee, which began on last Tuesday and lasted two days. The Rev. Dr.,0. H. Payne, Secretary of the Metho dist'Board of Education, boards at the Ho tel St. Stephen, and when application was made to the proprietor of the hotel to re ceive the three colored preachers he readily consented. The Rev. Dr. Hunt, one of the prominent men of the book concern, fre quently accompanied his colored brothers to the hotel and dined with them and remained conspicuously in their company in' order to remove as far as possible any prejudice against them. The men became guests of the hotel on last Monday night and slept and ate there until the conference was over. THE HAEEISBDRG CONTENTION Of the Fennsylvnnla Prohibitionists Prom ises to be Large and Hnrmonloas. (6FECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH. HAkbisbubq, February 16. The State Convention of the friends of the prohibitory amendment in the Opera House in thfe city, on Tuesday next, will be a notable gather ing. It will be large numerically and will be composed of some of the ablest exponents of prohibition in the State. Among those expected to be present is ex-Chief Justice Agnew, who is taking great interest in the success of the amendment John Fulton, President of the Constitutional Amendment Association, and A. A. Stevens, Acting Chairman of the Prohibition State Commit tee, and other representatives of temperance organizations, will have a conference here on Monday to talk over the business of the convention, which promises to be very har monious. Among the delecates is Scnater Showalter, of Butler county, who is a Prohibitionist and believes the amendment will triumph. As to his county, he says three-fourths of the Republicans and one-half the Demo crats will -vote for it One township in Butler county, hebelieves, will go unanim ously for prohibition. ' A NATURAL GAS STEIKE. An Abandoned Well Is Shot With Grcat'and Unexpected Results. SPECIAL TELEOBAB TO THE D1SPATCU.1 EniE, February 16. Erie is considerably agitated this evening over the developments at the Presquelsle gas well. The well had been abandoned afteritwas sunk toover 4,500 feet and at an expense of ?15,000. C. M. Conrad, whose brewery is close by, made the company an offer for the experiment and it was knocked down to him for the price of the rig and casing. There had been some gas found in the vicinity of 2,030 feet, when the drill passed through it, but none after that point. To-day Mr. Conrad had the well torpedoed at the middle of the well.and to the chagrin of the company, which sold out cheap, and to Conrad's delight, the shot opened a gas vein, and although the well is "budged," it flows a pressure of between 75 and 100 pounds, and more is expected. A Cotton Merchant Charged With Forgery. Macon, Ga., February 1C This morn ing the Capital Bank caused warrants to be issued against John L. Adams, of Adams & Son, cotton factors and warehousemen. The charges are forgery,f uttering forged paper, cheating and swindling. Adams went to jail in default of 55,000 bail. He waived a preliminary hearing; PITTSBURG, SUNDAY, A EEAL ESTATE DEAL By Which President .Cleveland Was Presented With Oakview TO BOOM A SYNDICATE'S HOLDING. General Harrison Now Bein? Tempted by Heal Estate Men MRS. CLEVELAND'S FINAL EECEPTI0N. Blaine Hefltthis the Ihnnted Seward Mansion for Bis Residence. President Cleveland is endeavoring to sell Oakview, his country villa near "Wash ington. So far, there has been no rush of eager purchasers. It is said that the Presi-' dent was presented with the place by a real estate syndicate, in order to boom the prop erty in the neighborhood. The boom has not been very successful. Mrs. Cleveland gave her last official reception last evening. Mr. Blaine is preparing to move into the old Sew-id'mansion. EITCIAL TELEOIUJITO TITE BIBPATCIT.1 ' Washington, February 16. The Presi dent has been negotiating for the sale of Oakview, his country residence, for some time, through the medium of a promineut real estate broker, but so far all attempts to dispose of the place at' price asked have failed. According to the statements made at the time of the purchase the President paid about 22,000 for the mansion, and something more than 20 acres of land. Improvements which have been put upon the house and land under his supervision have probably cost 510,000, and consequently the property stands him well on to 535.000, providing the original price claimed was paid as stated. There has always been a dispute about this. It has been "broadly asserted by several of the most reliable real estate dealers of the city, that the President paid only the nominal price of 51 lor the entire property, and that the transaction was arranged by a millionaire real estate syndicate, which -had purchased nearly all of the farms of that "section, and wanted the President located there to give the region a boom. A SUCCESSFUL BOOM. If this was the object the President's pur chase, or pift, certainly, had the desired effect. A tremendous boom was started in that direction, and through the influence of the syndicate and the fact of the President's location there the District Commissioners, now twoi-thirds Democratic, went into the scheme of extending Massachusetts avenue, which greatly enhanced the value of un improved property in that region at the general expense of" taxpayers. While the syndicate was in no hurry to sell they disposed of a'large amount of land in subdivssions lor lots aud villa sites, and while they have not by any means made the pile they anticipated, shey have doubtless well covered their investments. For the enormous profits of the original scheme they depended on there-election of President Cleveland, but that failing, they are, to use a popular vulgarism, "'in the soup." The only attraction in that direction, other than the natural spread of the city out from the fashionable northwest section, was the mere fact of,the presence of the President's coun try seat. That removed, the solid bottom was out of the whole business. GOING A BEGGING. Not only has the price of other property greatly depreciated since the election, but the desire to own the country seat of a de feated President does not seem to be strong in the breast of anyone as to pay a fancy price for the place, and consequently Oak view is going a begging in the market at a figure not much above what it cost the President, piovided he paid the sum men tioned as the original purchase money. It is said that the price now asked is 550,000, bnt that can only be inferred from hints, as the negotiations so far have been very secret. No one thinks the President desires to keep the place in his own possession. Oat side of the fact that he is President he has never been a favorite in Washington society, and nobody knows it better than himself, and while nobody could be more popular than Mrs. Cleveland, she would not' retain Oakview as her residence for a winter campaign, as it is situated too distant from the center of fashion, to be convenient as a resting-place after a wearying round of social dissipation which is only well under way at the striking of the midnight chimes. It is said by real estate brokers who have not been Interested in the deal, that the only parties who pur chased in that direction when the boom be gan with the possession of Oakview by the President, are Senator Cameron, A. J. Drexel and J. C. Bullitt, of Philadelphia, who 'bought the estate known as "Kalo rama," immediately beyond the city bound ary, at 56,000 per acre. This is so olose to the city that it must constantly grow more valuable. A NEW SCHEME. The fact that the brilliant scheme of what might be termed the President syndicate did not pan out what was antipated, on ac count of the unexpected result of the elec tion, does not deter other speculators from devising a similar proiect and using Presi dent Harrison to further their ends. It is already reported that Mr. Harrison is nego tiating for the purchase of at least a dozen country seats, and it is well known that he can have any one of several as a gift it he will but take it and lead the star of the em pire in that direction. But the incoming President is not only acquainted with the geography of the Dis trict, but is well posted as to real estate matters, and he is not likely to fall into the trap of real estate speculators blindly, or to accept with his eyes open a proposition to receive as a gift a country place solely for the purpose of enriching a lot of gamblers in, land, however much he may gain per sonally by the transaction. , THE LAST RECEPTION. I Sirs. Cleveland Receives Visitors In the White House for llie Last Time. SPECIAL .TELEOKAM TO THE DISrATCHl Washington, February 16. One week ago to-day' so vast a crowd attended the reception of Mrs. Cleveland that little more than one-half of it obtained en trance to the White House before the hour or closing the doors, while there were hundreds( of the favored ones admitted to the mansion in advance of those in line. The latter, composed almost entirely of ladies, from four to eight in ranks, extended from the door of the White House, out of the grounds, and far along the avenue past the War Department to Seventeenth street But that was a glorious day. On the occasion of the last reception of all this afternoon the rain poured contin ually, and very few indeed were brave enough to endure it outside and await the pleasure of the doorkeepers for admission. Nearly all who came were at once ad mitted and for a last reception the occasion was dreary, not to say gloomy. It was not the old-time Cleveland weather and good cheer by any means. The hostess looked very charming, as she always does, however, and she was sur rounded by a more than usually brilliant company of supporters. She was assisted by Mrs. Bayard, Mrs. Endicott, Mrs. Whit ney, Mrs. Dickinson and Mrs. Coleman.- FEBRUARY, IT, 1889. Those back of the line were Mrs. Folsom, Mrs. Laraont, Miss Vilas, Mrs. Charles Cleveland, Mrs. Lockwood, Miss Kennedy, of New York; Miss Thoron, Mrs. Lucien Warren, of New York? Miss Wood, Miss Mason and Miss Sears, of Boston; Miss Litchfield, Miss Howe, Miss Gorman, Mrs. Parks and Mrs. Standford. NOT AFEAID OF UlIOSTS. Mr. BIoloo Has Lensed and Is Repairing the Old Scwnrd Mansion. KPECIAL TELEQEAM TO THE DISPATC1I.1 "Washington, D. C., February 16. All doubt seems to be set at rest in regard to the lease for a term of years of the old Seward mansion by Hon. James G. Blaine, by the fact that thnt gentleman has ordered extensive improvements in the an cient house, which will begin next week. It has been so long since the house was occu pied as a privateresidence, that the arrange ments for domestic work will have to be en tirely renewed. The kitchen, with range and boiler, will be entirely new, and so will the laundry. Some of the floors are worn out and will be replaced, The ceilings of the first floor are to be re newed and a timbered ceiling will be sub stitutedan old-time style of building which is quite fashionable now, and will be also in keeping with the rather antique style of the house.,. The woodwork will be renewed where 'needed and will be painted throughout. The walls are to be decorated in a handsome style, but in this particnliar, as in all others, the objectis to preserve the rather antique effect of the old house. Like the residence of Senator Cameron, which it adjoins, Mr. Blaine's house will be refitted in harmony with the original de sign of the house. Instead of depending upon stoves or the cheerfnl but chilly sood fire with which former occupants ojf, the honse were obliged to Ue satisfied, Mr. Blaine will put in a com plete system of steam heating. The exterior of the'house will be brightened up, and the old place will show evidences that its days of prosperity have returned, notwithstand ing the popular superstition with regard to Its numerous ghosts. ! A TKIPLJTMUBDER. Joseph Chemeleko Kills Three Persons and Then Commits Suicide A Family Quarrel the Cnuso of - the Deed. Mason City, Ia., February 16. The story of a terrible murder at Glenville, Minn., five miles north of this city, reached here this morning. Particulars are meager. Three young ladies went to the home of an old gentleman and lady to spend the evening. About 9 o'clock they started for home, but had scarcely stepped oVt of doors when they,! were shot dowu The old gentleman started to go for help, and while he. was gone the fiend entered the house and killed the old lady. It was discovered later that Joseph Chemeleke, 19 years old, was the murderer of the three women. His victims were Mrs. Philip Chemeleke, his sister-in-law, her sister Mary and their mother. Joe had been on bad terms with his brother's fam ily forsome time. He got drunk last night and laid in wait for them. When the two girls came out of the house he shot them down. He then went into the house and killed the old lady. As soon as these facts were ascertained a searching party was organized to find the murderer, the intention being to lynch him on sight. His body was finally discovered about 40 rods from the scene of his horrible crime. He committed suicide by shooting Maself in the head. The girl who escaped rdstant death has "sinco died, making four deaths in all. - A DISAPPOINTED ABTIST Commits Snlclde Because His Masterpiece Is Not Appreciated. rSFECIAl TELEGRAM TO THE BISPATCII.1 New York, February 16. Frank Eau bichek, the well-known etcher, disappeared from his home in Mt. Vernon last' Tuesday morning under circumstances that lead his family to suppose he has committed suicide. Mr. Baubichek has been working for sev eral months on a plate which he considered his masterpiece. Last week he brought his work to New York, ' and was unable to dispose of it. He took his failure as a disgrace, and for several days seemed very melancholy. Tuesday morning he left Mt.-Vernon, telling his wife he would make an effort to sell his plate in New York, and If that was unsuccessful he would 50 to Boston, where he thought he could dispose of it. On Thursday Mrs. Baubichek received a letter signed by him and forwarded from New York by her mother, to whom it was addressed. The letter was written in Ger man. After asking his mother-in-law to break the news to his wife, Baubichek wrote that he was disappointed and heartsore over his bad luck. He had been unable to sell his plate and he had lost all his money in speculation iu "Wall street. He began his career as an artist on the Oraphic, and about six years ago he went to Germany to perfect himself in etching at the art schools of Munich and Dresden. His house is a hand some one and his married life has. been happy. I0DN6 LOTE PREVAILS. After 35 Tears Separation, and Many Vtclssltndes, a Conple Are United. I SPECIAL TELEQEA1I TO THE DISPATCH. Williamsport, February 16.v-About 35 years ago Peter Bechtel courted Jane Stetley while both were. Jiving in Columbia county, but their parents objected to the match, and the young folk drifted apart and lost sight of one another for years. In the meantime Peter found a partner and so also did Jane, and a family was raised by each. Later on the partner of Jane died, as did also that of Peter, who was then living in Michigan. In the latter part of December last Peter came East and after visiting.old friends in Bloomsburg and vtcinity, came to Willianisport, where he met his first,love. The sequel is this: A pleasant wedding occurred on Thursday evening at the Will iamsport Methodist parsonage. The con tracting parties were Peter Bechtel, of Hazlings, Barrv county, Mich., and Mrs. Jane Moyer, of Williamsport. PERISHED IN THE FLAMES. IiOssofXtfennd Property by a Fierce Flro nt Montreal. Montreal, February 16. About 9 o'clock this morning fire broke out in Pek, Benny & Co.'s foundry on Mill street, and the building was totally destroyed. The loss is 5100,000; covered by insurance. Shortly after 12 o'clock it was discovered that the big grain elevator adjoining the. burned foundry, and owned by James Mc- Dougall, was on fire. The flames were soon beyond the control of the fire brigade, as there was not sufficient water pressure. In a short 'time the whole upper portion of the building was a blaze. The roof soon fell in, two firenSen narrowly escaping death. Tn the elevator were stored 75,000 bushels of grain,-the loss on which is esti mated at $35,000. The total loss by the fires is placed at $150,000. It is believed that two persons lost their lives in the burned elevator. , Qnny on Ills Way North. Jacksonville, February 16. Senator M. S. Quay and son, with a party of friends, left here this morning in the fast mail for Philadelphia, A CABINET SURPRISE Being Prepared by General Harrison for Inauguration Day. WINDOM IS IN JUBILANT SPIRITS, And Intimates That He is Carrying the Treasury Portfolio. BEN REMEMBERS AN OLD SCHOOLMATE. J. W. Hoble, of EL Lonls, Will be Tendered a Caolnet Position. ' The President-elect had two quiet confer ences yesterday, and it now looks as if Windom is to be Secretary of the Treasury and J. W. Noble, of St. Louis, an old schoolfellow of Harrison's, Secretary of the Interior or Justice. The make-up of the Cabinet seems to be a little surprise. The President-elect is preparing for March 4. The family are making arrangements for their removal to the White House. SPECIAL TELEORA1I TO THE DIRPATCH.1 Indianapolis, February 16. General Harrison has been holding to-day what looks like afCabinet meeting on the installment plan. At least two men who are likely to be members of the next Cabinet have been in consultation with him for 'several hours, each at different times during the day, and in one case the meeting was accompanied with elaborate attempts at secrecy that were almost completely successful. Not over threeorfourmen in Indianapolis to-night outside of the Harrison house knew that J. W. Noble, of Si Louis, arrived in town on an early ttain this morn ing, obtained accommodations at a hotel without registering, drove immediately after breakfast to General Harrison's house, remained there in private conference with him for three hours, and then, stopping at the hotel barely long 'enough to pay his bill, took the first train out of town. When Noble's name was first (mentioned for a place several days ago, no attention was paid to it, and after its few hours of fleet ing fame the Noble Indianapolis boom went the way of scores of others. ben's schoolfellow. To-day's mysterious visit and long con ference with the President-elect, however, seem to indicate that Noble is probably one of the surprises that General Harrison is Baid to have in store for the people on the 4th of March. The gentleman from St. Louis is a lawyer of high standing it is said, in his own city, but he owes his Cab inet place, if h gets one, to the fact that he was fortunate enough to be sent to the same school with Ben Harrison. The forethought of his parents in this respect will place him in the race for fame ahead of men who seemingly have been far in advance bf him. Something of Noble's personal character may be gathered from the experience that a St. Louis reporter 'had with him the night that a notice of him for the place was first Erinted. The reporter was sent to interview im about it. The hour was late and the distinguished gentleman was abed. He was awakened by the reporter's ring, and, thrusting his head from a second-story win dow, asked who was there. The reporter started to answer: "A reporter for the Repub " - '--' "You may go, to the devil," and a slam of the window ended the interview. - The portfolio that Noble is likely to get, if he gets any, will be either that of the Department of Justice or of the Interior, most probably the latter. WTNDOM DENIES. The other probable piece of his Cabinet with which General Harrison had a confer ence to-day waB William Windom, ostensi bly of Minnesota, really of New York. There was a great deal less secrecy about this visit. Mr. Windom's coming had been announced by dispatches from New York, and Private Secretary Halford was at the station to meet him. He came about noon, just as Mr. Noble was slipping out of town. One of the first questions that he was asked was whether he came upon a special invitation from General Harrison, to which he refused to make any direct reply. The only political matter that he would talk about was the Toledo story that made Judge Devins of that city say that he received a letter from Windom announcing that he had accepted the portfolio of the Treasury Department. As to that he said: "There was absolutely not a particle of truth in the statement made in the reported interview. I never had any agreement with Judge Devins to appoint him Solicitor of the Treasury in Garfield's administration. The interview says that the Judge showed a letter from me in which I Baid that the Secretaryship of the Treasury had been offered to me by General Harrison and I had accepted, and that I would soon be in a position to carry out my old agreement with him. All this is absolutely untrue. It is enough 'to say that I haven't written to Judge Devins on any subject for a year. I might make the time longer truthfully, but a year is long enough to prove that this story is utterly unfounded." HE FELT GOOD. Private Secretary Halford took Mr. Win dom directly to the Harrison house and he remained there in consultation with the President-elect four hours. He was driven to the station just in time to take the 5 o'clock train for the East. He seemed iu excellent humor, and chatted for some min utes with the reporters, but all that he would tell of interest was that he was now at liberty to say that he came here upon the solicitation of General Harrison, in response to a telegram that he had received three days ago. The reporters were at liberty to draw whatever conclusion they pleased from that statement, he said. He remarked that he would gladly give information which would be of use to the newspaper, men. were it ot for the fact that to do so he would have to betray secrets that were not his. When he was asked whether'if he went into the Cabinet, he should do so from Minnesota or New York, he said that it would certainly be from Minnesota, for he had resided in that State for 33 years past, and still had his resi dence there. Another remark that he made was that for some reason incoming Presidents always desired to keep every thing about their Cabinets secret, and that he did not feel at liberty to violate the pre cedent in this case. The impression he left upon every one who heard his language was that he was going to be the next Secre tary of the Treasury, AGRICULTURAL CALLERS. Among the other callers upon General Harrison to-day were a delegation of agri culturists from various States, headed by David Harpster, President of the Ohio Wool Growers' Association, who cade to talk with him in reference to the new Ag ricultural Department, but not about the filling of that place in the Cabinet. Arrangements for the removal of the family to Washington are about complete. Instead of the house being1 occupied during the absence of the family by Mrs. Harrison's brother, it has been arranged that Mr. Harvey Bates shall move into it with his wife. Mr. and Mrs. Bates have for many years been among the most intimate friends of the Har rison lamily. For a long time theyoccu pied a mansion said to be the finest in the city, nearly opposite that of Gen eral Harrison, but for some time past they have lived at a hotel. The change In the original arrangements is made because the McKeepartof thePres identall family is not quite sure whether it will like Washington as a residence, and is only going there at first for six or eight months to try the effect of the climate on the little ones. They want to have the house here available, so that they can fall back upon it if the babies don't like Washing ton. So Mr. and Mrs. Bates have consented to move in temporarily and keep it warm until it is wanted again. IN TURKISH JAILS. Amerlcnn Clergymen Confined In Oriental Prisons for Falling to Have Their Passports Properly Vised Be. fore Leaving This Country. SPECIAL TELEOBAM TO THE DISPATCH. New York, February 16. Consul Gen eral Baltazz! Effendi, of Turkey, called at Cook's tourist agency on Broadway yester day and informed Monsignor George Eade that American travelers In Turkey must have passports vised by -Turkish Consuls here in order to avoid arrest when they arrive. The order was received at Wash ington from the Turkish Government by cable and followed by letter.' It apulies to every other country, too. The Tnrk has always been abnormally careful regarding persons entering his terri tory. The present unusual order follows upon the lecent opening of the new Oriental all-rail route, from Vienna through Hun gary to Constantinople. Before this route was opened, a few months ago, access to Turkey was only had by steamer from Varna, and travelers were easily handled and examined at the wharf. No travelers can stop off at stations before they reach the capital, and the imperial decree is the re sult. An American traveler getting off any where in Turkey without a pass port vised by the Turkish authori ties in thi. country fare3 badly. He is placed under arrest and confined in a Turkish prison until he can. get some well known persons to vouch for him. As a role, he will nave to send home for certificates and wait under durance till they arrive. Eade tells of a man who was arrested in Damascus about a year ago Jor not haying a passport. It was the Bey. William C. Clarke, of Chicago. He was jailed until his passport arrived from Constantinople, where he had left it, and then, as it was not vised by the Turkish Minister in America, he was 'detained until he had substantially feed all the officials who demanded money. The Umbria on her last trip carried nine passengers bound for the Holy Land. They were duly notified that they would have 'to have their passports vised by the Turkish Consul General. Bnt they probably did not consider it worth while, for they sailed withont going through the ceremony. They will probably, Mr. Eade thinks, all land in the jug in Constantinople. They were the Bev. George Summey and Wife and J. H. McClnre, of Chester, S. C. and H. B. Mays, the Bev. E. H. Barnett, D. D., H. F. Emery, W. A. Moore and W. W. Anstell, of Atlanta. MARRIAGE A SUCCESS. It Bswlves an Apparently Dying- Girl and Restores Her to Health. SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO Till DISPATCH, t Louisville, February 14. In 1886 Miss Bertie Gardner came here to attend a semi nary. Her home was at Martin, Tenn.,where her widowed mother, awealthy lady, now re sides. Among the many friends whom she visited here was the family of Mr. W. B. Wilson, a wealthy gentleman residing near Louisville. Mr. J. Wesley Wilson, a son of W.TJ. "Wilson, fell in fove with her and they were engaged to be married, last Octo ber beintt fixed for the event. Last summer Miss Gardner waS thrown from a horse, re ceiving injuries which the physicians pro nounced fatal. The young lady was brought to the St. Joseph Infirmary here, so that the best medical attention could be given her. She gradually sank, however,' and two weeks ago her death was pronounced certain. Her betrothed was at her bedside as much as the rules of the infirmary would allow, but when the end approached he desired to be with her all the time. Mar riage was the means by which this could be accomplished, so, in the presence of their families, the true lover was married to the seeminglg dying girl. Her death was ex pected within a few hours, but strange to say, from the moment the ceremony was per formed she grew stronger, and the pnysicians now have strong hopes of her recovery. HE IS INTERESTED. Ei-Scnator Wright Does Not Want the Soldiers Orphans' Schools Closed. SPECIAL TELEGBAM TO TUE DISPATCn.l HARElSBURd, February 16. Ex-Senator Wright, who has a large interest in four of the soldiers orpBans' schools, is here to dis courage any move looking to the abandon ment of the present system, which has profited him several hundred thousand dollars. The report that the majority of the com mittee appointed by the House under the Kauffman resolution had decided to recom mend closing of the McCalisterville school has given him much annoyance, as he thinks the committee should pay a visit to the institution and inquire -into its manage ment before condemning it. The ex Senator does not regard with satisfac tion the suggested legislation to place the children in the schools on the first of June, 1890, under the care of a commis sion to be appointed by the Governor, and says he does not think there could he an im provement on the present system. He would be more satisfied with the bill pro viding lor the closing of all the schools in 1895, but at Erie he and Inspector Greer are said to have worked hard for action from the Grand Army of the Bepublic Encamp ment looking to the reopening of the schools. "MART ANDERSON DEFIED. A Probability That Her Old Home Friends In IionlsTlIIo Won't See Her. rsracur. iiliqiiam to the dispatch.i Louisville,' February 16. Mr. Henry E. Abbey, the manager of Miss Mary An derson, made an engagement for her to play at the Masonic Temple Theater here, beginning on February 25. On Wednesday Mr. John T. MaoAuley, proprietor of Macauley's Theater, went to Chicago, whence he telegraphed that Miss Anderson had agreed to play at his theater instead. Mr. Abbey asserted she had merely rented the Masonic Temple for three nights, and would pay the rent, but would play at MacAuley s house. This news stirred up the Sourlier Brothers, who own the Masonic, and they say that Miss Anderson shall play at their house or none. They assert that her contract with them was not one of mere rent, but one to play at their theater. , The matter is likely to go into court, and Miss Anderson's friends here may not have an opportunity to see her. at all, as the Bourlier Brothers say they will get an injunction preventing her from playing at MaoAuley's, and will also sue for damages. SENSATION IN WHEELING. Two More Ecpnblicnns Arrested for Violat ing; the Election Laws. .SPECIAL TXLXGBAir TO TBI DISPATCH. 1 Wheeling, February 16. A decided sensation was caused here to-day by the ar rest of M. L. Etzler and Hugh Hawkins, two of the leading residents of the Island, both Bepublicans for violation of the elec tion laws. The arrests were made on capiases from the United States Court, the two men hav ing been indicted by the recent grand jury. The prisoners gave bond. ffo FIVE CENTS AT" ftffe ff tf 3v6 A T. 5 VI lk y The French President Able to Sympathize' With Gen- . eral Harrison, A CABINET HARD TO SELECT. Bonlanger's Triumph Not Thought to Be a Long-lived One. POLITICS IN ENGLAND BATHER DULL Thp Stockholders of The Times Bonnd to Grumble When the Bills for Hired Per jnrers Come In The Prince of Wales Called Anything; But Pretty by an Kn elish Jury Black Gowns to bo Worn at the Qneen's Drawing; Room Lots of Hogging; in Store for the Toons; Emper or William The Czarowltz's Porta nate Betrothal. Floquet's topple-over by Boulanger is not thought to be a permanent thing. It is even asserted that the doughty General has about reached the end of his rope. Every m an in France who talks politics, though, is prophesying just how the Gallic cat will jump. All, hope for France's peace of mind centers in President Carnot's level headed, business-like way of managing affairs. The other foreign news this morning is also quite interesting. BY CABLE TO THE DISPATCH. J Londox, February 16. Copyright. Floquet and his ministry have been toppled over at last, for the moment, as you know, and every wise man who makes a specialty of prophesying is concentrating his atten tion on the question as to which way tha Gallic cat will jump. Nine out of ten agree that Bonlanger's day has come, that he did the overthrowing of his duelistic op ponent, Floquet, and a few weeks more will show him riding into power and .Europe in a blaze. The real wise man is in truth, he who knows that, as far as France and her politics are concerned, he knows nothing. Almost anything is possible except the im mediate triumph of Boulanger. As to the nature of the new ministry, it would be useless to guess, as every possible combination is suggested. The most common-sense, but owing to the present state of .the French political mind, the most wildly improbable outcome of the deadlock which has been suggested, Is the formation of A BUSINESS floVEKNMEST by selecting a lot of influential men friend3 of the former Prime Minister preferred who should be less apolitical body than an able board of directors, to sink party ques tions and successfully run the big exhibi tion, and please the lwarms of foreigners for the benefit of the French shopkeepers' pocketbooks. This would help France, but not the masses who do not own shops. President Carnot has consulted various prominent men, but it is not yet known to whom he will confide the task of whipping up men to battle with the caprice of dissatis fied France. .Deputy Bourtceois, in reply to a telegram, wires me thatMeline, the actual President of the Chamber of Deputies, is most apt to be selected for the task. He is a mild man, and not very strong scarcely tha timber one would think to bear the 'strain that France's Minister must be prepared to meet. He is patient, however, has excited no esj.ecial antagonisms during his term of office, and may do as well as another to fill the uncomfortable gap. ALL nOPE YS CAESOT. The chief hope of the French just now it in President Carnot, who likes to be Presi dent, has sensible ideas about things, means to keep on in the Elysee, and has not the faintest notion of giving over his very comfortable berth to General Boulan ger or any one else. He may berelied upon to go on forming ministries as long as they .are needed. No possible charze can ba brought against him. The Deputies and Senators are not apt to willingly dissolve themselves, and it is difficult to see what Boulanger can do but wait for a general election to come and pray that it may find the French people in a sufficiently insane mood to elect him everywhere. Ministries may fall; but Boulanger has little chance of climbing to power as long as he acts legally. If he takes to doing tha other thing he will have to act very sud denly and successfully, for there are French men quite as able as lie who have the army behind them, and are only waiting for a chance to show France what a dead, brave Ganeral would be like. Boulanger'ii pru "dent conduct shows that he is aware of this fact. THE FUJfNT SIDE OP IT. French political events, like most others, have a comical side. In this case, a queer fact and one which should be soundly pon dered by those inclined to magnify Bon langer's share in Floque,t's fall, is that it was bot a Boulangist nor any enemy of the Bepublic who knocked down the Ministry, but a wildly Republican Badical, the Comte D'Ouville Maillefeu, and what is more comical still, is that the country man aged to defeat the Government by opposing the revision of the constitution scheme, the only leg on which Boulangerism stood, and which the Government in self-defense had tried to make their own hobby. French matters are going to be. very much mixed, and ministries may follow each other as closely as the row of ghostly kings that so tired Macbeth, but this time the Paris mob has not things its own way. It has no arms, it hasn't a defenseless Government to deal with and, instead of a strong man, it has selected a remarkably weak one, with his hair plastered down on his temples, to he its leader, and hence the Paris mob and Boulanger will probably have to wait mora or less patiently and watch- Carnot perform for some time to come. DOOMED TO HUG A GREAT DEAL Germany's Young Emperor Has to Greet Many Royal Brothers. IBT CABLE TO THE DISFATCII.l LOKDOJf , February 16". The young Em peror William appears to De doomed to do a great deaj of hugging and kissing of lofty personages of the wrong sex. This year two Emperors and three Kines, besides minor royalties, will pay return visits to him ia Berlin. He will have to meet them all at the rail road station and fall upon their necks; and, besides this, it is probable that diplomacy, will make it necessary for him to coma over in the conrse of the year and visit his grandmother, Queen victoria, whom he so thoroughly dislikes. The Prince ot Wales Goes South. IBT CABU TO THE DISPATCH.1 LOND02T, February 16. The Prince of Wales is off to the South of France to have Continued on Sixth Page mmm M i i it'7.