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Tbe Steinway baby grand and upright are
practically as good as now, and we will sell
them at bargain pi ices.
Piano Taner and Maker
Testimonials from Wm. Steinway. A.
Weber, and Decker Bros.
TJX) R BALZ—About 600 seres «■ shown in sketch, at $00 per acre. Only 20 miles from the city;
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0n Jackets
Dressing Gowns
Bath) Robes
M. DAIIGAR, illlsisl 217 N. Spripg.
TAILOR, where you will find the finest tailoring done in the
city, and the best, largest and cash-selected stock to select
from. Remember the place, NO. 205 BROADWAY, California
Bank Building. Respectfully, B. SENS.
Will be continued until after the holidays.
We give you on our co-operative plan of
doing business the best values in the city
for your money.
All-Wool Men's Suits, $10.
132 N. Main St.
Everything Marked in Plain Figures.
On all Leather Goods, Toilet Cases,
Manicure Sets, Silk Casea for Handker
chiefs and Gloves. We offer you
(Mexican Hand-Stamped Leather not
included in the above.)
If jou are going te the World's Fair
you will need one of our Traveling
110 South Spring St.
(Opp. Nadeau Hotel./
Terrible Explosion at Long
Island City.
Five People Killed and Scores
Seriously Hurt.
Buildings Shaken Down and De
voured by Flames.
Window Fanes Broken for Many lllocks
Around—An Awful Panic Created
by the Shook—Carelessness
the Manse.
By the Associated Press.
Lono Island City, L. 1., Dec. 28.—
Jnst in tbe rear of a row of tenements
numbered from 21 to 29, Jackson ave
nue, is the entrance to the tunnel tbat
the New York City and Long Island
Tunnel company is putting under tbe
East river between thia city and the
New York Central depot. The dyna
mite nssd in blasting froze last night,
and when tbe men started to work thia
morning they tried to thaw the dyna
mite out. Taking three barrels of dy
namite they placed it behind one of the
tenements and built a roaring fire be
side it, and tbe lire and dynamite were
left alone while the men went down the
tunnel shaft. The fire bnrned nearer
the dynamite than bad been supposed
it would, and at 8 o'clock there was a
teriible explosion that scattered death
and destruction around it.
Tbe shock was like an earthquake.
Tbe men in the tunnel were not hurt,
but the persons living ia tbe tenements
made up the list of killed and injured.
Tbe tenements were scattered. Tbe
postoffice is No. 27. and the letter cases
were wrecked into strips and the clerks
hurled among tbe debris.
Immediately after the crash a wave of
fire swept through the lower part of the
tenements, catting off all possible escape
through the entrance. Some of the ten
ants managed to crawl to windows, and
made their escape tbat way. The ex
plosion was heard all over Long Island.
Large plate glass windows were shat
tered as far away as four blocks from tbe
scene. Across tbe street doors were
blown off their hinges, counters over
turned and persons knocked senseless.
Scores of persons were injured this way.
When the excitement had somewhat
abated, a prompt search was made for
tbe unfortunate, resulting as follows :
Dead—Mary Grayden, Henry O'Erien,
Mrs. Rocco, John Hopkins, Nicola Lo
Partial list of the wounded: Mrs.
Julia Henry, cut in the throat and head
and hands by glass and received a se
vere shock. Peter McEntee, head legs
and arms tembly injured; several
bones broken. Mrs. Henry Herr,
cot about the head and arms.
Daniel Maher cut about 'the bead
and body and lost his left eye.
Mary Creighten lost an eye and was
terribly cut about the head; will prob
ably die. Edward Delaney, skull frac
tured and both eyes injured; will prob
ably die. Peter Rocco, cut about the
head and body. Joseph Way, back
punctured. Minnie Davren, serious in
juries to head and body. John Davren,
cut about tbe bead and face. John W.
Dacren, cut about tbe head and bands.
Miss Matilda Ryan, cut about the head.
John Puree! 1, seriously injured by fall
ing timbers. William Johnson, cuts
and bruises on the head and body.
James Murphy, cuts on the bead.
Mrs. Mary Rogers and son John, both
badly cut about the head; Max Hayes,
seriously cut on back of bead; Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Wildey, cut on bead; Mrs.
Kate O'Brien, face and hands cut;
William Krepp, head badly cut; John
Palmer, head and hands cut; Mrs,
Stein and daughter, 3 years old, both
seriously cut and the child lost one eye;
Alderman James Comiskey, bead cut.
It is now Miaid that the postmaster
saved all tbe valuable letters in tbe
office. Directly opposite the scene of
the explosion was a row of tenements
occupied by 15 families. Every apart
ment was wrecked, and tbe debris im
mediately caught fire from an overturned
stove. The scene following was terrible.
Partially clad men, women and children
rushed wildly from every possible exit,
screaming loudly. It is one of
the most thickly settled districts of tbe
city. For half a mile on Jackson
and Vernon avenues scarcely a pane of
unbroken glass remains. Gray's refrig
erator factory on Fourth street, opposite
the scene, was completely wrecked, and
a number of employes injured.
Mclntire, a workman in charge of tbe
dynamite, has been arrested for crimi
nal carelessness. He is severely wound
ed. He says in 35 years' experience
with dynamite this is his first acci
dent. He cannot account for it. The
dynamite was in a box through which a
steam pipe ran to thaw it out.
Another Heating; In Its Interest Held at
. San Bernardino, Dec. 28.—A conven
tion of delegates from Perris, San Ja
cinto, Winchester, Alessandro, Elsinore,
Murrieta, Menifee, Temecula and every
school district of Northern San
Diego county met today at Per
ris to agree upon the boundary
lines of the proposed San Jacinto county.
It was called to order at 10 o'clock, with
A. W. Albertson oi San Jacinto aa chair
man, and Ed McCoy, Elsinore, secre
tary. A resolution was adopted declar
ing it the sense of the convention tbat
no one be allowed a voice in tbe pro
ceedings who was not pledged to sup
port San Jacinto county. The com
mittee on credentials reported 56
delegates. Boundary lines were
adopted including Alessandro and the
northern part of San Diego county ac
far as the eecond standard south 5.8.M.,
which includes $5,000,000 taxable prop
erty and 6500 people. The resolutions
protested strongly against being includ
ed in the Riverside scheme, and tbe
convention adjourned with three rous
ing cheers and great enthusiasm for San
Jacinto county.
Mr. Francis Treaa, Northumberland, Fenn.,
thinks it a good remedy for rheumatism. He
writes: "I have b»en using yonr liniment
called Salvation Oil for rheumatism and find It
Rives me great relief. It is a good remedy."
Incendiarism Suspected In Connection
With Many Kecent Fires.
Milwaukee, Wis., Dec. 28. —At 2
o'clock this morning a bomb waa thrown
into the main building of the south side
plant of the Milwaukee street railway
company and a tremendous explosion
followed. In a moment tbe interior of
the building was ablaze. In a few min
utes the fire was beyond control, and in
leas than an hour the entire plant was
consumed, entailing a loss of $500,000.
The plant included an immense storage
stable for electric motors, machine shops
and stables. Sixty horses in the stables
were gotten out alive. The company is
crippled by the fire for the time. It is
supposed the man who threw the bomb
is the firebng who has started a dozen
other disastrous blazes within a month.
The mayor this afternoon offered $2500
for the arrest of any person Who started
any fires since the big fire of October
20th, or any future fire for the next
30 days. It waß also decided to add 100
men to the police force for night duty.
Two more bodies were found today in
tbe ruins of yesterday's tannery fire one
being identified aa that of Stephen
Treaderl, tanner; the other unknown.
Today a number of fire insurance com
panies gave orders to cease writing in
surance on manufacturing plants in this
Chief of Police Jatneesen, after a thor
ough examination, is satisfied that tbe
fire which this morning destroyed $400,
--000 worth of the Milwaukee Street Rail
way company's property, was caused by
a car stove which was overheated.
Lodge'! Sly Dodge.
Washington, Dec. 28.—A paper here
printed an article to the effect that a
certain Massachusetts statesman is
interested witb a clique of New
England historians in keeping his
torical documents in the state
department from outsiders who seek
information therein. Hon. Henry Ca
bot Lodge, who is referred to, states the
allegation is false. Assistant Secretary
Wharton says anyone can see documents
of any character in tbe etate depart
ment, and at any time.
A Battle Over Claims In Which Forty
Men Engaged and Eleven Were
Killed—Old Miners Say This
Is a Good Sign.
Denver, Col., Dec. 28.—The San Juan
mining camp has followed the prece
dents of all great mining excitements
by baptizing itself with human blood.
A courier arrived in Bluff City today
and reported a terrible battle yesterday,
in which over 100 "-hots were fired. He
reported 11 men killed and a large num
ber wounded. George Ferguson, an old
prospector, and Jameß Eddy, known as
Blind Jim, one of the best known char
acters in Arizona and New Mexico
mining camps, are among the slain. A
dispatch from Dolores this even
ning confirms the terrible report. The
trouble grew out of a dispute over
certain claims which had been staked
out. The direct cause was the discovery
of large nuggets in the bottom of a small
Rtream. Up to the time of the finding
of the nuggets everything was all right,
but the sight of gold to the miners acted
like a red rag to a bull. Each man
claimed he had first located the claim,
and to settle the dispute guns were
brought to bear. Over 40 men were en
gaged in the terrible conflict. The bat
tle will certainly bring a number of
ruining men to the camp, for old pros
pectors regard a deadly conflict as a sure
indication of rich strikes.
Railroaders Meet.
Cedar Rapids, Dec. 28. —A meeting of
the representatives of the leading rail
road orders of the country was held
here today, but it was found that all
were not present and an adjournment
was taken until tomorrow. An Associ
ated Press reporter saw Grand Chief
Conductor Clarke this evening and se
cured from him tbe following statement
of tbe purposes of the meeting s The
purpose is to discuss the relation of the
orders to each other, and if a closer re
lation is made it mast result in the pre
vention of ill-advised strikes being or
dered without consulting all interested.
The Briggs Case Again.
New York, Dec. 28 —The hereßy
trial of Prof. Briggs was resumed today
in private session for the purpose of a
conference between members of the
judiciary committee, before taking a
vote on the charges.
After an hour's secret session the
presbytery adjourned to tomorrow.
A Kail road Bold.
Waco, Tex., Dec. 28—The Waco and
Northwestern railroad, 50 miles long,
was sold today to satisfy the claim of
the Farmers' Loan and Trust company,
trustees, toE. R. Green, for his mother,
for $1,375,000. The Southern Pacific
and Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific
weie other bidders.
A Court House Fir*.
Muncib, Ind., Dec. 28.—Fire broke out
in the new $300,000 court house, start
ing from a gas jet in the clerk's office,
and was not extinguished until a loss of
$50,000 was sustained, besides consider
able damage to the records, wbich will
likely lead to much confusion and liti
A Fatal Blast.
Greensburo, Pa., Deo. 28.—A gang of
laborers, constructing a railroad, were
blasting rock this morning. One of the
charges failed to explode till the men
returned. It then went off, killing one
man and dangerously wounding a-dozen
Iron Hull Officials.
Indianapolis, Dec. 28. — Governor
Chase beard the attorneys in regard to
the issuing requisitions for the Iron
Hall officials, and decided that they
should be returned to the state, anil
requisitions will, therefore, bo issued.
Deserving Confidence.—There Is no arti
cle which so richly d serves the entire confi
dence of the community as Bbown's Bron
chial Tkochsh. These suffering fiom
Asthmatic end Bronchial diseases, coughs and
colds should try them. Price, 25c.
Baron de Reinach Did Not
Kill Himself.
No Trace of Poison Found in
His Stomach.
The Theory of Murder Also Set at
The End of the Panama Scandal Not Yet
Beached — Andrlenx's Futile Ef
forts to Provoke a Duel
with Blbot—Notes.
By the Associated Pre-s )
Paris, Dec. 28.—The official report of
Dr, Brouardel, who had charge of the
autopsy on the body of Baron de Rei
nach, was made public today. It de
clares that an analysis of the stomach
revealed that there was not the slightest
trace of poison. The conclusion is
reached that his death was due to na
tural causes. The report is regarded
with Eustiieicn from certain quarters.
Many persons openly express the be
lief that Baron de Reinach was mur
dered and the official report to the con
trary does not shake their belief.
Against all these, however, stands the
reputation of Dr. Brouardel. Those who
know bim declare that nothing tbat the
government could offer him would in
duce him to attach his name to a false
report, and if sucb a report was secretly
decided upon, be would not in any way
be party to it. The report is eagerly
discussed, and is taken to end tbe ques
tion as to the baron's death. The De
Reinach family, it is supposed, will
accept the report as final, as it lemovee
from tbe baron the etigma of suicide.
Figaro says a book with copies of the
correspondence nith Herz and Arton, re
lating to the votes in the senate and
chamber of deputies in behalf of the
Panama canal scheme, found in the
office of the Panama Canal company, ia
said to compromise a large number of
senators and deputies. 1 here are letters
demanding money, together with the
dates on which the payment was made.
It will be made the basis of additional
prosecutions. It establishes the fact of
blackmailer and go between the cor
ruption of legislators. .
The extreme Socialists are again act
ive. A meeting of the leaders decided
to summon the people to meet when the
chambers reassemble, and appeal to tne
army not to take arms against the
The effort of Andrieux to draw Pre
mier Ribot into a duel has failed. It is
not considered likely that Andrieux will
resort to violence, as was at first inti
mated. There iB no disguising the fact
that Andrieux has gained much admira
tion by the boldness and succeEß of hia
course. There is no doubt that the
government intended to order his arrest
on the charge of treason. Ttie arrest
was to be effect'd suddenly aud waa
expected to strike terror into the plot
ters for the overthrow of the adminis
tration. Andrieux checkmated that
scheme by boldly proclaiming that it
was the government's purpose to Bilence
him in his task of exposing the Panama
frauds by committing him to a dungeon.
He also proclaimed that he had made
sure of the security of the evidence
under his control, so that the purpose
of the government would be defeated.
This, it iB reported, made tbe ministry
hesitate in their purpose of arresting
Andrieux, without having clear, unan
swerable evidence to establish a case
against him. The ministry feared the
public would interpret his hasty arrest
as proof of the statements of Andrieux
as to the motives of the government. It
is true this would mean tho ruin of the
When Andrieux arose Monday morn
ing Btiil at liberty, he determined on a
still bolder move, that was to give Ri
bot the choice between a duel or a re
traction of the words in which he had
accused Andrieux of endeavoring to
excite discord, and virtually of being
the instigator of the insurrection. An
drieux sent a challenge to Ribot on the
ground stated. The premier replied
through his secretary that the utter
ances of Ribot had not gone beyond
legitimate public criticism. Andrieux
was not satisfied with the reply, and
sent two friends to the premier "to de-;
mand satisfaction. The friends repre
sented that Andrieux considered Ri
bot's words as implying that he (An
drieux) was guilty of a criminal and
ignoble act and was seeking in an ille
gitimate manner to arouse discord and
bloodshed. Andrieux therefore instated,
they declared, on such satis
faction as a duel would give.
Ribot replied quietly but decisively
that be had nothing to add to
the explanation already given through
his secretary, except that he considers
the explanation ought to have dissi
pated any doubts of Andrieux as to the
sense in which the words which An
drieux considered offensive bad been
used. Ribot did not speak apologetically,
nor did be offer any retraction or even
propose to mitigate or extenuate the
meaning of what had been said. He
declined at the came time to discuss the
matter any further.
Andrieux now states in a letter to the
newspapers that Ribot's words could be
taken as equivocal. Andrieux adds:
"They are not acceptable to me, but I
thank my friends for the measures they
have taken toward dissipating the
doubts as to what Ribot means.
Funeral of DftectlTe Lynett — Suspect
Kevana Released.
Dublin, Dec. 28 —The funeral of De
tective Lynett, killed in the explosion
Saturday, held today, was one of the
largest held in Dublin in many years.
It was attended by all tho available
police, officials, citizens and lord mayor.
The entire route to the cemetery was
lined with people. There are no new
developments in tbe case, and it now
looks as if the cowardly author of tbe
outrage wi;l go unpunished.
Kevans, held on the charge of perpe
trating the dynamite outrage. ha 9 been
released, he proving an alibi.
A Pauper Pilnce.
Nicr, Dec. 28-Prince Victor Naka
cludze, son of General Bargratia, Drince
of Georgia, has surrendered himself to
the police of this city, as he is ill and
starving, and wishes to be cared for. He
told the police that he was a Nihilist.
He was sentenced to three yearb' im
prisoament for his sonnection with the
Paris bombmakers. He was arrested
and convicted in 1889. After serving
out his time he was expelled from
France. His present disregard of tbe
decree expelling him constitutes an of
fense, on account of wbich he gave him
eelf up to the police.
The Temachie Prisoner!.
Citt of Mexico, Dec. 28.—sixteen In
dians taken prisoners in tha terrible
massacre by Mexican troops in which
the town of Tomachie was wiped out,
have been brought here by a detach
ment of soldiers. They will bo shot,
after being closely questioned by the
government in regard to tbe uprising in
which they participated and which is
not yet quelled.
The Monte Carlo Dnel.
London, Dec. 28.—Advices from Monte
Carl 3 confirm the reported duel between
a American and a Roman; ft. The lat
ter was shot through the heart, dying
instantly. The Romanoff is believed to
have been Grand Duke Nicolaiovitch,
son of the late Grand Duke Nicolaio
vitch, uncle of the czar.
Cholera Victims at Hamburg.
Hamburg, Dec. 28.-Cholera contin
ues to claim new victims here. The
feeling of dread that warm weather will
herald tbe approach of another season
of the epidemic grows in strength daily.
The report for yesterday shows two new
patients removed to the hospital and
one death.
Egan Arrived at Panama.
Panama, Dec. 28.—Patrick Egan,
United States minister to Chile, arrived
here from New York today, and will sail
ior Valparaiso Thursday.
Five Soldiers Killed in an Krgisement
With Kevolntlonistt—The ticbele
Said to Nnmb r fJOOO Uvricr
an Able Leader.
Nukvo Lakedo. Mex., Dec. 28.—Thia
has been a day of suppressed excite
ment and anxiety in military circles
here, bb there was every reason to be
lieve the revolutionists would make an
attack on Guerrero, where a large quan
tity of arms and ammunition is Btored.
There bave been rumors of another en
gagement, however, about 20 miles
south of San Miguel, between 150 revo
lutionists and a detachment of 80 Mexi
can soldiers, in which five soldiers were
wounded. The announcement that
General Estrada led the revolutionists
who defeated the government
troops yesterday created intense
excitement, as he is prominent
in army circles and has a large follow
ing. It is believed that an uttempt is
really being made to overthrow the gov
ernment and that it is to be a desperate
one, not to be easily suppressed. It
now seems that there is a l:»rge detach
ment, numbering probably 2000, of rev
olutionists on Mexican soil. The Mexi
can troops will have to fight hard to sub
due the revolutionists.
Laredo, Tex,, Dec. 28. — Seven
wounded soldiers who were in tbe late
San Ignacio fight were brought to New
Laredo last night. One thousand United
States troopß are now in the field along
the river border between Laredo and
Washington, Dec. 28.—Capt. J. G.
Bourke of tbe Second cavalry bad an
interview with Adjutant-Gsneral Wil
liams of the war department today, and
left thia afternoon for San Antonio, Tex.
It is understood he conveys srcret in
structions for the guidance 'of General
Wheaton in the conduct of the cam
paign against the Mexican revolution
New Orleans, Dec. 28.—A City of
Mexico special says. It is authorita
tively stated that a number of lanchmen
and other residents on the Rio Grande
border will file with the government
claims for damages through the depre
dations ot bandits and so-called revolu
tionists from Texan. These bandits,
while claiming to be cf a political char
acter, are nothing more nor lees than
freebooters; they ii.timidate settlere and
take horses, cattle cr whatever they see
fit to appropriate. These claimF, it is
understood, will be formally presented
to the United States government with a
demand from thia government for in
demnity on the ground that ths United
States is responsible for not suppressing
the outlawry which originated in its
No Tidings From tho Umbrla and Four
Other Strainer* Overdue.
Nkw Yobk, Dec. 28 —Tbe Hamburg-
American steamer Moravia, Captain
Winckler, reports that he sighted a
steamer December 2lst, in latitude 49
degrees, longitude 38 degrees 65 minutes,
which he thinks was the missing Um
bria. Soon thereafter a hurricane
sprung up.
Up to a late hour this morning the
Umbria had not been sighted at Queens
At midnight the Umbria was five
days overdue. Four other steamers
are overdue from two to five days.
Every incoming ocean liner brings
tidings of furious hurricanes, sweeping
over the Atlantic during the past faw
days. %•
Blaine'* Condition.
Washington, Dec. 28.—Blame's condi
tion continues favorable.
At 6 o'clock this evening Dr. Johnston
said Blame had passed en uneventful
day, and that he did not expect to make
another call at the houee tonight.
Successful men secure fine tailoring
with pleasing fit from H. A. Gets. 112
West Third street.

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