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STATE TREASURY. Senate Committee Will Investigate Its Condition. and some discrepancies Sot EUlilf Reconciled With the Declared Ilnlance of $338,000 to the Credit or the Slate Fond?The School Bookftieitlon Mkrljr to be Taken Awiy From the L*|Mature?The 3Ie*snre to Form tho New ( imufy of August* Will be Reopened In Uib Home?'The Friends of the BUI Have 1'urtUer Documautary Evidence* Special Dlupatch to tho Intelligencer. tWnLESTON W\ Va.. Jan. 24.?The ii" part of the joint committee to ascertain the true condition of the state treasury, having been appointed, the v rk is to begin at once. It la not expected to show that the treasury has been plundered. There are some discrepancies not easily reconciled with the declared balance of <238,000 to the credit uf the state fund, and 1t is thought well *n know lust what la tlxe condition of the tr i*mxty on the eve of the state adminlst rat Ion passing: into the hands of another party. The examination wJll be as thorough as the available time will allow. Senator CaUett's bill to regulate cycling is going through the senate at a two forty gait. It requires the cyclist to dismount if It appears that his wheel id likely to frighten a horse. It require* | just what a careful wheelman always does without compulsion of law. All the I same it is arousing the brethren. Doubts are expressed as to the constitutionality i of the measure; also wnetner it win oe- [ come a law. For some reason the battle of the books has not opened. The forces are not feathering fast, and the programme of The book men is not revealed. Meanwhile ) there Is a growing sentiment in favor of taking the selection of school:! books nway from the legislature und handing 1 it over to the state board or to the counties. The moat thoughtful m??n In the j legislaure agree that that body should 1 not be asked tr> do thU work. The house committee having resolved I to report without recommendation the bill to form Augusta county, the friends of the measure hope to have the case re opened by the committee so that they may make further statements and produce further documentary evidence. They desire to show among- other thlnps that Marion county will b<-t- left with more than 400 square mile*, and that the new county will have more than the area required by the constitution. Fairmont has riot yet appeared on the ground, but Is exprcted to take a hand in the flpht. c. a M. CONGRESSIONAL AFFAIRS. Matter* Tliat 1V1I1 Occupy the Attention of llo:h llomrft Till* Week* WASHINGTON, D. C.. Jan. 24.?The noat interesting feature of the house programme for the coming week, utivirurnen* canal bill should (receive consideration, which, in view of the recent complications, seems ImI probable. wHl be tho fight against conf-rence report on the immigration bill., Mr. IJartholdt, of Missouri, who made on ineffectual nttempt to prevent the bill from suing to conference", will lead I the opposition to the bill as agreed on by the conferees. There seems to be little Joybt that the friends of the measure will bo triumphant in the end. as the sentiment in favor of an immigration bill in the house, us shown by the votes on previous occasions. In a strong v-~.. vf.. majority. proposes to do all In his power (? defeat the conference report. Two appropriation bills. th<> agriculture and Indian. will probably consume the remainder of the troek. There are some features of both bills which mny cause considerable debate. Such time as cau be spared will be given to the commit* t"?s to call up such bills as have been n?port?rd by them. To-morrow, under the rules, is District of Columbia day. The senate programme this week Is midered very uncertain by th?* condition of the Nicaragua canal bill. With that measure out of the wny. the bankruptcy bill probably would be given tho riirht of way early in the week, but even with the road cleared t.i the extent of the removal of the Nicaragua bill It Is not probable that any headway would be made with the bankruptcy bill before Wednesday, notwithstanding It Is the special order for Monday. The time of the1 senate after 3 o'clock Monday win be devoted to eulogies up011 tiiir late Speaker Crisp, and the lime wpjdfl'w frt that hour i?ft?*r the ?1|gpo fi:t! of the routine morning business,will consumed by Senator Turpio In u speech discussing the Cameron reaolutlon. Thi* speech may be broken In ? at 2 o'clock by a contention I'.-cvdcnce between the friends of <h* Nicaragua bill and the .supporter* of th?- bankruptcy bill, but if so It Is likeJj iat tho contest will be postponed t M >re convenient season. I; i known that JVnator Turple will ind favorable to Cuba.i recognition, nnd it Is hint<?d that !;> will take occasion to criticise Mr OlsM-K's position sharply. Mr. Turpie's spcf-eh may prove to be the first of severni on tii Cuban <jti< ?tfon, but the mmlttee on for*dgn relations 1* manifesting no disposition to press th?? resolutions to a -vote. Tuesday Senator Chandler expects to secure n vot.? on his bill providing for the repre.-: ritutl? :j 0r this country at an International monetary conference. Th- re will bo neveral >i?or: xpeeclics and more or less running debate on this measure, but it in b iievcd th?t all mibsMutes and amendment* will bf voted down and the Mil pasted before the el j- -if the day > > t for It* eomdd* erntlon. .Senator Cameron ha:? ti substitute requiring Ibis government to take the Initiative In calling :i e.mfrrertce, which igive the movers of the orlulnal bill more or ! ?*? trouble. The bankruptcy bill will be debated at considerable length when reached, though Senator Cfeorge, Its special champion, ?h reported to the senate, is ai?F -nt from the city. Senator Morgan will make a Htrenu ' rffort to prevent Hi" .Nicaragua canal I.ill from losing |(if pl/icc ju the unflnlflhod bunlne** on th'* ? atendur arid it derstood win submit atneinJtnenta ' Jifuh will meet the demand* of those > > hold that the bill nulri . further .?rk by committee In vb v ?>f thr now I "fit ion of Nrtcorsffun an developed by Uf-nur HodrUruex'.Kdtcr. Tlic nenator HI i .i'cu the [hm It ton that the bill "nl I >?? .unondrd In the fninto If not "Uxfaetory nnd that It should then i?e i m. on und not ' lit bock to romi - I'. i Kmniy, <>' OOiiytre, 1 i rtt hla Credential* ilurlnic the , t i Ml ifftei the rnmft' on privilege and elections; which 1 io meet Thursday, whol! have panned f>up?>iil j?' tJtiun and thr Aildickt credential*. " * SENATOR GEORGE ILL H? BnlTeritig From Heart Failure, and Not Expected to Recovcr. WASHINGTON', D. C., Jan. 24.?United' States Senotor James Z. George, of Mississippi, is dangerously ill from heart failure at the Garfield hospital In this city and owing to his advanced age, his friends ore very apprehensive of the outcome. Two grandchildren Miss Hemingway and Mr. George, his private secretary, aro wIUi him, while his daughter, iMrs. Henderson, and his sons have twen summoned to his bedHide from their home In Mississippi. For some months the senator has been suffering from this same trouble and lie was unable to be In Washington at the opening of Congress In December. Less than three weeks ago while still verk U1 he came to the city and at once placed himself under the care of Dr. Hermann, who, with Dr. Fry, advised him to go to the hospital for treatment. He has been there ?tnce that time. His condition not showing satisfactory Improvement a consultation was held yesterday between the two physicians and Dr. Osier, Professor at Johns Hopkins University in Bajtfmure, and the conclusion reached that the senator',! condition was very serious apd that his condition will require the greatest care and most skilled treatment. To-day he was unimproved though he rested quietly. Senator George's ill-health is due to his advanced age, accelerated by years of hard and constant work. The senator's wife is In Mississippi. Owing to an attack of paralysis- she will not be able to come to Washington. Senator George, who is now In his seven ty-fl rat year, has served as a member of the United States senate for nearly .?hcteen years and the term for which he was elected expires March 3, 1899. He was a gallant soldier in the Mexican and civil wars (serving on the v^vutcuciaiv aiuc;, auu o a ?\ni-Rnuft ii lawyer. He held important judicial positions In his state prior to his election to the senate. A* Ex-Royal Visitor: WASHINGTON, D. C., Jan. 24.Wlth the exception of the time during which she attended divine services exQueen Llluokalani, of Hawaii, remained in her apartments at the Shoreham to-day. This morning, accompanied by her Hawaiian attendants she attended St. .John's Episcopal church within two blocks of the hotel. United States treasurer Morgan was the only Pillar nn Inic motaarv itnrlnir tka /Ini. . , . J'"1 J uic uuy and he came to pay his respects and to invito the queen to inspect the gold and silver vaults in the treasury buildin*. Graf.on'a \?w Batik Untitling Special Dispatch to tho Intelligencer. ORAFTON. W\ Va.. Jan. 24.?The Flrut National bank, of which Hon.. Thomas E. Davis Is president, and 31. L. Mallonee, cashier, haa completed Its new building: and had an "opening'' yesterday a/ternoon and last night, to which the public waa Invited. Th?- building la situated (it the junction of Main and La uuw anu 13 uiic UL IIIC uumc-'iiiest bank building in the state. The building- ffns beautifully IIr4it??d up las: night and crowded with admiring sightseers. who were received and shown about by the officer.* and dlrectcjrs. The citizens generally here are proud of this latest and splendid addition to Grafton, .which is i'i monument to the progress of this rapidly and substantially growing little city. _ .\Mtlonal Convention of Mannfactnrer*. CINCINNATI, Jan. 24.?Vice President Egan and other delegates from the Ohio Valley to the convention of the National Association of Manufacturers Ht Philadelphia this week leave to-morrow on n special Pennsylvania train compotteiklrely ??f Pullman cars. Among the Cincinnati delegates will be Charles Davis and Robert McGowan, who went to Mexico nearly a year ago for the association :< < a committee of Investigation Into trade condition* there. Th<-y will make their flrrt r. pori at the annual convention In Philadelphia this week. To Klevate Thrlr lUrr. CHICAUU. Jan. zi.-~a Tiumner or prominent colored people of this city and state to-day organized "The Civic League of tho State of Illinois." The object of th<' league Is to get the moral support of the north to enable the l>?*gue to educate Its kindred In the south, and to endeavor to set trades unions to ralsn th<* bar th*y have placed against the admission of coHored mm. The league also .-xpects to m&ke the member* of their race respected by the white people In th.f communities In which they live. ~ Coinilrrfelter* Csltnllt. NEW YORK. Jan. 24.?Henry Barnard and wife. Charlotte, were arrested to-day at their home In Forty-fourth atr. et and committed to Jail In default of $.">,000. charged by United States secret scrvlco .... ...nk n.u?>?ai./alllnir cllvf.r nulliii UK'*ni? wiiti u/uuwi - Secret service agent Bagg W tnat Barnard Is an expert counterfeiter and that h?* ha* been juicing hi* worthless coins in small shops on the West Side for several weeks. His imitations of I nited States coins were no good, said Mr. B:igg, that Barn;.rd had no scruples In parting the counterfeits in the same stores over and over again. l.jriichrtl for 111* Crime. JACKSONVILLE. Fla., Jnn. 24.-A special to the Cltlxen from Tallahassee, Fla., says: Pierce Taylor, a young n*gro, who attempted an swo^ilt upon Miss Kmma Aplhorp last Sunday night, was taken from the Jail last, night by a mob and hanged to * ir?** In the Jail yard. Taylor had confe.wed th>! crime. J*an> thin morning a nmb Of About a dozen im n, moit of thwn negroes, went to the Jjll and ttt the point of a revolver secured from th<? oank the key* to th?? outer gate of th?? J*U. Other door* wer<* broken through with wl.-duo hammers and cold chills until th?- negro wa^ aecured. Thl* waj? the first lynching that hu ever occurred In thin county. lilt* Flml ofBiiM"' NEW YOKK. Jan. 24.?A npt-clnl to the Pjv?m from Wcjt Point, S. \tuyit: Bone* by the hundred have been unearthed .!?! < ..:ul<;r t!.- ..fflc-s clot, roomt. Thee ir.. .ill himuti bom-s 111 I .. tit tan lillt tlOlHidir .JvliOkVtt w le i thcl i,:- 1 ?s !";v ,V"'y Hot therf*. It mlR-it liuv.- b*-oii. hiilf n ntitr>* a^i), but tin* prol'ftWHuM ar??. JiidRlnu from lho atoriea toM "V rcuMi nt*. that th'.-y nrc tbo bonr* of noMior* '!:! . : In tht Revolutionary war It \h known that aplw n:u| tariff* , ,, ; |Q ,j ifnn wcro burl* I njr whora the n*tt l?au ?uiv fltandn. L0UI8VTLLK, Ky., J An. 24.-Tlii> remaim* of iJip late Mlnliter tr? Hawaii, Hon. Allx-rt H. Willi*, rojrhfil hw? r.i * o'clock llil* 1 venlng via tl'e i'e.ln.']yvunl.i nllmtd after .1 Ion* J.inrn.y from Hawaii- Mr? Willi", wllh her Blmnr, Mini Mary Dutaney. Albert 8.Willi '. Jr., and Col. J0rntj Tucker of San I''nilul<. r. accMininiili'.lthe r?m?ln?. The funeral will laltc place mornlm at Cave Hill cflmrtory, In thl? cliy. ARE NEAR HAVANA. The Cuban Army Has Been Fighting in That Vicinity. THE FALL OF SANTA CLARA Is Confirmed?HpanUli Troops Nnmlnr IVearly 300,000. but (hi Fighting Material la Balotr Par?Both Sides Conducting a ft/stem orGaerllta Warfare, and < .. r.?t_ win cn.. t._ *. Barbarism?General Wryler Condncting Operations lu the Province of Slatanui. 91 any Skirmish** Reported. ?????? ? CITY OP MEXICO. Jan. 24.?Various travellers just arriving: from Cuba confirm the capture of Santa Clara by the Cubans, and also briny news Chat the Insurgents have been fighting In the near vicinity of Havana, and, a few days ago, wrecked a passenger train within two miles of that city, two young Englishmen, direct from Cuba. Harry E. York and Lee A. Hervey, have reached this city after having passed several weeks in Cuba, with the insurgent army part of the time and the remainder In the Held with the Spanish troops. Hervey has received a shot through the left arm. They are preparing a report for .Senator Cameron, which will be forwarded to Washington In a few days. The Cubans are not in want of men, but money, ammunition and medicine. There are'not over 15,000 Cubans, while the Spaniard* and volunteers now number 285,000 men, mostly very young, and not good fighting material. All operations ere la the nature of guerrilla warfare and both sides are systematically burning plantations and the country will be reduced to barbarism. The Cubans are relying- on being favored by McKinley and expect immediately on his Inauguration he will recognise their belligerency, if not their independence. Hervey gives a graphic account of the capture of Santa Clara by the insurgents, where the utmost gallantry was displayed, and the Spaniards being overcome by the magnificent valor of the patriots. Hervey said it was told him in the Cuban camp that Maceo had his lower jaw shot away, but was alive and recuperating. General Gomez Js not treating for peace and although there is a peace party amohg the Cubans, it is a small one. The capture of the town of Agutec by the Cubans was a brilliant piece of work. sgnnntartin held the ? ? placc. but the Cubans showed better generalship. ? , a , At Santa Clara the Cubans took and held the town Just long enough to ruin It. Hervey doe-.i not consider there Is any decided prospect of victory for either Earthquakes continue in the state of Oaxaca and that city has been shaken severely by the trepldatory shock. Scientists believe a volcano is forming among the hills and the continued seismic movement ha;< excited alarm in several districts, wlille on the Pacific coast .the oc?an Is In a continual commotion cauned by submarln" explosions, sending huge waves on the shore and terrifying fishermen who still boldly venture out. WEYLER RESUMES lilt March on (Ik Province of flUtanwi. A Number of KklrmUhc*. HAVANA, Jan. Captain-Genera! Weyler was encamped last night at Bolondren In Matanzas province, and this morning he continued his march. A number of skirmishes have occurred In Plnar del Rio, Havana. Matanzhs and Santa Clara provinces, the Spanish columns lighting a number of Insurgent bands and taking their camps with four prefectures, arms, effects and documents. The Insurgents left thirty-seven killed, among them belna three prefects, and lost four pris oners who were Immediately c0,utrt5' martlaled. The Spanish lout threp klljpa and two ufllccrs and twenty-alx soldiers wounded. , On January 22. the Insurgents attacked the village of Balnoa, Havana province, six of the resident* being wounded. . . , The battalion of Lealtad has made a recunnoissance of the Jaruco district, and has gathered in nine hundred cattle. Colonel De Bosch, during ft reconnolisance at Jaca. In Plnar del Rio province, destroyed two hundred huts an?t brought In twenty-seyeh families to the town. Six insurgents were killed. The report heretofore circulated, that the insurgents had dynamited and burned the magnitlc?*nt tobacco plantation of San Lino, In the district of Olenfucos. Is untrue. Lieutenant-Colonel Dies Vlcarlo.with the three hundred of the battalion Espanft and a Incnl guerrilla force of forty men under Lieutenant Menendez, set out from Memagua. near Havana, and ot the farm of Volcan. mot an Insurgent hand. The guerrilla force attacked the Insurgents, and in a hand to hand light Lieutenant Menendez received two rllle wounds, l?ut killed his antagonist. Three of the guerrillas were .seriously wounded. The insurgents did not await (he coming of (he column, hut when It arrived upon their positlon.lt was found that they had left thirty-two killed, having curried off many wounded. The column had one soldier killed, and the captain, two lieutenants and ,flve soldiers wounded. Colonel Vicarip also received bruises. SPANISH DEFEATED By luaurgent 1>onpa Hiiilrr Command of Col* Ilcruamlrz. , CINflNNATr. Ohio, Jan. 24.-Tho Commercial-Tribune's special from Key West. Fla., says: Another defeat for the Spanish In reported from Pelanos in the southern part of Havana ntviulnr*. The place has one thousand Inhabitants, is well fortified and has a Spanish gnrrJaon of six hundred men with one field piece. Lieutenant Colonel Ilornandez in command of five hundred Insurgent cavalrymen mndr tx dash at the town .Monday afternoon, while the troops were at the church Celebrating some Iocs! holiday. Before they could form the Insurgents had possesion of the block house force. The cannon was trained at the church and beforo the Spanish wore hardly aware of what was the trouble, solid nhot came hurling through it* walls, while cries of ''Cuba Libre" filled the air. Out they rushed only to fall before a deadly volley from a strong force posted behind soino neighboring houses. Colonel .Munclo, the Snnnlsh oflcer, bravely rallied his men. I?ut n* they formed f.?r n ' Jiarge ho fell with a dtten bulls through him. Th<? second In coMmmd -took, his place, but he too. fr|l in ? few seconds' time, tfce nharpshooier* of Hornandos dealing death with a rapidity thut made the troop,* panic-stricken. They madu one niore attempt to charge the blockhouse, but Hernandez cavalry reserve dashed at them, sweeping through their ranks, cutting a bloody path with chelr sharp machettes. They turned- and again they came through the crowded ranks of the Spanish carrying death in their tracks, though many empty saddle* spoke of the bravery of the Spanish troopers. The Spanish -then retired, it being a ro\it, though a portion stubbornly protected their r*ar, making stands until forced' to retire by Hernandez's fierce charges. After pursuing them nearly to Cagalo on the coast of Hernandez, they withdrew. They burned the fort at Pelanon. The insurgents secured four hundred ?tand of arms, one cannon, $1,000 In gold and J5.000 paper money, beside ammunition and many valuable papers belonging to the Spanish commissary department. Havana officials knew of the defeat Tuesday night, but have kept It suppressed and the palace officials say fhat the place has bepn "evacuated." To be Tried In Ualtluiofe* BALTIMORE. Md? Jan. 24.?It la expected that General Carlos Roloff, secretary of war of the Cuban provisional government and Dr. Jose J. Luis, a compatriot, will be brought to Baltimore to be tried in the United Spates court upon tho charge of fitting out and sending from Baltimore a filibustering expedition upon the steamer Woodall. The determination lo remove the case to' Baltimore for trial waa made at the suggestion of AttorneyGeneral Harmon, who was of the opinion that as the Woodall had been purchased here, been fitted out iiere and started from here, the trial should occur here Instead of New York. Why Don't lie Dlipcrae Thern t 'MADRID, Jan. 24.?The reported attempt of the Insurgents in Cuba to capture Captain General ??eyler is declared here to be unfounded. According to oj Havana dispatch, Captain ' General Weyler declared that there are only a few rebels left In Havana and Matanzas provinces and tha^ they can easily be avpena. M'KIH LEY'S BtJHDtX Sp.Dt In Doors?Cold UVsthrr Don't I Keep Vlaltor* Amy, Though. CANTON. 0., Jan. 24.?With the mercury hovering near zero out of doors all day and the earth shrouded in a deep covering of snow, caught up by flurries of wind and hurled into the faces of pedestrians, the McKlnleys found their home the most comfortable place for them to-day and there they remained except during: the hour of morning worship, when the major attended services at the First Methodist Episcopal church. He was accompanied to and from the church by his old Canton friend .Toslah Hartzell, and Alex H. Revell, of Cuyahoga, who was a guest at the McKlnley house during the day. A number of callers were received during the day, but there was little of political significance in the day's doing*. R. R. Ross Appleton and Walter Attenbury, of Brooklyn, were among those who called. It Is understood that they are here to make arrangements f<?r a Brooklyn delegation which expects to come here and say a good word for Congressman Francis H. Wilson, of Brooklyn, for a cabinet position. B'NAI B'RITH. Tenth Annual Convention of lliat Order Convene* In l)al 11 more. BALTIMORE, Md., Jan. 24.?The tenth annual convention j>f the improved order of B'Nal B'Rith was begun here to-day. President Julius H. Wyman called the convention to order. and Rev. Dr. Raphael Tasker, opened the convention with prayer. The roll call showed one hundred and five delegates present, representing the state* of New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Illinois. Maryland and the District of Columbia. President Wyman in his annual message recommended a number of changes in the endowment feature of the order. A discussion of the adVluablllty of allowing women to form lodges and become members of the order took up some time. The matter was brought up at last year's convention in New York when a committee was appointed to consider the matter. This commli* ? ? faimmihlo Miviff nn Tho I proposition, but upon its being put to a vote to-day, It was lost. Officers for the ensuing year will be elected at to-morrow's session. Meant to Cnrr bat KUIrtl. NEW YORK, Jan. 24.?Miss Lillian Templeton, of Brooklyn, Is dead as tho result of taking a prescription of a friend who meant to cure, not to kill, her. Miss Templeton had been suffering f-.im > svtlil a f Hp ml iraun tu?r n. Tire scrlptlon which called for equul parts of spirit* of camphor, peppermint.laudanum and balsam of fir. Thin prescription was filled by the Button Drug Company. She took the medicine on Friday even! off. Saturday morning she was found unconscious. bleeding at the nose and mouth. Physicians were called but their efforts were unavailing. Coroner Coombs aaid to-night: "Twenty grains of laudanum I* a large dose and generally la approached by giving maduully. Increasing done* from three grains up to twenty. If the prescription contained four equal pans, then there must have been from forty to forty-flve grains In the dose, and that la enough to kill anybody." "Murtier mid Jtobbrry. CINCINNATI, O., Jan. 24.?Ettare terday for murdering Mary Forplana. an Italian, and robbing her of J1.S00, which represents the Having* of forty years from the proceeds of fruit vending. Soon after Mrs. Forplana was found ye.iterday in it dyinj: condition and her chest broken open. Fontanorl was arrested. It Is now learned that Enrico de Bois. an Italian, luld the plans for the robbery and hired Fontanorl for $300 to break open the old woman's chest. De Hols was familiar with the premises. Fontanorl did the Job a;i directed. Mrs. de Bolt to-day Inquired at the police headquarters for her husband. Afterward Fontanorl confessed. Only tlifl rmiiitiriita round. NICE, France. Jan. 24.?The fragments of a human body have been found on the railway near St. Laurent. With tne remain* men* wan mu.iu .1 iurn mn of the Hotel UnlVem, nf Nl.re. Only (wt-my centime* were found on the body. Inquiries show th'-t the deceased wii.h Mr. r. Lund, a merchant ni* New York, and he 1* supp-?*ed to have committed suicide. His trunk hear* nunvr.ui* hotel mark*, h.itli of America and Europe. (' Irliratrd Sovrllit DUBLIN. Jan. 24.?Mrs, Hunirerford, ("The IJuehoi?'*," the novelist. i;? dead. .Hirum?li11> Movement*. NKW YOHK?Arrived, ]<a (Ja*eo*no. Havre. HAVHR?Arrived, La ('hampiffnc, New York. lilVKIU'OUU-AITIVfa 'I ? 'ill" IniicJ. Philadelphia; 24th arrived: Gcorglc, New York. AUCKLAND?Balled, ?rt; Alorrvdu. Sail Francltoo. gnt'KNSTOWN - Sailed. Uinhrl*., (from Llvcrpnol), New York. FREEZING FIGURES Indicated by the Thermometers All Over the Country. THE NORTHWEST SUFFERS MOST From the Cold Wore, the Mrrcnry SWtIue Low Thirty Decree* Urlow Zero?High Wtude ond Hear? Saou < I Prerall-Ml H?Ulo?d? ?" Btoekadrd by the Blluerd - Wont Storm of the featon lu Dakota* Causing Heavy I,o??cb to the atockmen-Sltaatlott at Cltltcr Point*. ST. PAUL, Minn.. Jan. !4.-Thc eldest weather of the winter thus tar was experienced In this section last nlsiit and to-day. the mcrcury belne away down in the mlnu? figures, from twenty to thirty decrees below, thermome ters varying In different pans 01 To-night at 7 o'clock the weather bureau's official record In this city* gave eighteen below, while other northwestern stations reported a? follows: Helena.fourteen below: Bismarck and Winnipeg, twenty-four below; Huron, twenty-four below and Duluth eighteen below. Specials from Rochester. Minn., say that to-day was the coldest for nrjany years, the thermometer ac noon unseating twenty degrees In-low and se- ; vere cold was Intended by a twenty- 1 Ave mile gale from the northwest. The mercury Is falling steadily. Aberdeen, S. D.. has not had a mall ; train from any direction since Friday , night and Indications are strong that the blockade will prove to be the worst yet experienced. No effort has been made to clear the roads for twb days past, because of continual wind, and the cuts are now full. The Milwaukee passenger train from the south Is In u drift near Bonllla. Bismarck. N. D.,reports a severe bllz- ; zard prevailing all day. with mercury thirty-two below zero and a high wind blowings It is the worst storm of the season tGr stockmen, and the losses will probably be heavy, owing to the low temperature. The first trains for the east for three days arrived to-day. but , to-day's storm will cause a further blockade. It is doubtful If legislators can arrive In time lor ruesuay s suasion. THE COLD WAVE. Zero Wf.ther M?r "r > ? 'I"'1 Latltiulr. WASHINGTON, D. C.. Jan. 24.?The j forecast of the weather bureau to-night says: The severe cold wave now ex- . tends as far east as the Ohio vallev ; and southward lo Texas, where the temperature has fallen from twenty to : forty decrees In the past- twenty-four 1 hours. It Is below freezing In Tennes- j see ami Central Texas: It Is below zero lr. Ohio. Indiana. Illinois and Missouri, and twenty degrees below zero over ; the Dakotus nnd Minnesota. , Light local snows are reported from southern New England and southwest ward over the Ohio valley. Tennessee and northern Texas. Th?- weather Is generally fair in the northwest and th?' south Atlantic states. The Indications are that the cold 1 'wave will extend eastward and south- i ward over the Atlantic and gulf coasts I Monday. The temperature will fall to i near zero from Virginia northward, < unci treating weather will extend south- < ward to the gulf and South Atlantic 3 coasts. .1 CHICAGO SHIVEBINO ; From ll?? Cold?Coldest Day In Twentyflvf Ycnra?Htich Suffer I tig. CHICAGO, Jan. 24.?According to the records of the weather bureau this was , 1,.. .lav In Otitoacm in luvntr.flv.' i year/. At no time since the Chicago i station has been established has there been so Ioiv a maximum temperature re- ; corded. It was a steady cold. There j was a variation of about four degrees In : the twelve hours from 6 o'clt?ck In the morning until the same hour In the even- ! Ing. At 8 o'clock to-night the signal service reported 12 below. On the street it was several degrees below that. The suffering among the poorer class I* Intense, and u number of cases of des- . tltutlori were reported to the police. At Grand Crossing thirty-three families with elghty-dlx children were found in their poor hovels unable to care for ; themselves. Ears, noses and hands 1 were whitened and benumbed by the cold. They were cared for and physician* summoned to render relief. In . South Chicago five families were found actually freezing to death. These were ttlsb removed by : lie police to warmer 1 quarters where proper treatment was given Them. A number of other 'cases . were found In other parts of the city. . To aid the poor on account of the ex- ( treme severity of the weatner. tne coun- tv coal contractor delivered 400 loads of coal to destitute families Thli 1* the 11 rut time <uch a delivery ha* been made on Sunday. Food and chilling were al*o given out. Up to 11 o'clock to-night then* were between fifteen and twenty ca**** reported to the police of people being found In the streets,suffering from frozen handy, feet, car* and no*e*. Of these two or three are in a serious condition. Only one death from cold was reported, that of a child. By midnight the thermometer register- ? i>j 17 decree* below, having dropped r? degrees sine.* s o'clock. The cold Is mad.* more Intense aa It la .accompanied by u brisk sharp wind, lltlow Zrro. CI NCI NX AT I. Ohio. J.in. 21.?A cold wave reached this vicinity to-night and the temperaturo at S o'clock wax below zero with n downward tendency. There Is not much attow and no Interference with traffic Is anticipated. WATERLOO. Iowa, Jan. -f?To-day was the coldest of the season. The mercury v.as tAvnty-elght degrees below xnro this morning and fifteen below at noon. The railroads suffered from the snow ami trains were late several ? hours on all railroads. Hit; Hnotv Morni. CINCINNATI. Ohio, Jan. 14.?The Commerclal-Trlbuno'n upeelal from Valparaiso. Ind., any*: One of fluWMint utorms ovor known hero vislUtl thin vicinity to-day. tflxtoon Inohea of snow foil, drifting badly. Severul trains nro Know-bound. The thermometer r? < I tei flftw " i olow uro To* lay relief parti'* were font out and many poor families were furnkhod fuel to-night. TtnitrMpr'n Kf prrlmc*. ! NA8KV1L1?K, Tenn., Jan. 24.?An Intense coM wav? ban prevailed all day ivlth a utrong ami bitterly cold wind blowing. Flurrlca of m\0\v bave ?1?'> bwn cxptrlenecd. To-night tit ! ? o'elo ' th Ucal wfatlifi buiv.iu report* 1! above fc'To and i*tlll falling- i A \orthrr MrlkM'Irim. AUSTIN, Tcxa*.. 21.?A c>ld WAV* struck (file action to-day and baa been l Increasing In velocity until to-night, when a drizzling: rain began, which is freezing as it fall*, covering- everything with ice. Reports from stock ranges in the west of the state say that much apprehension of severe losa is felt as many herds are without ehelter. A slight snow was reported this afternoon to the atft-th of this city. DALLAS Texas, Jan. 24.?A' genuine norther made its advent here early this morning- and the mercury dropped from 46 to 16 degrees above zero and It In hour i.> ki'uivihk vuiuir. oiiuw ia iiuiiuk hir.ight and the Indications are that winter weather has set in in earnest. Much Buffering: will result, as great destitution prevails among1 the poorer classes, especially the negroes. Michigan t'alchu It. DETROIT, Mich., Jan. 24.-Mlchtg*n experienced the coldest"wcoithcr of the winter to-day. To-night the tempera' turc- ranges from 6 degrees below xero in Detroit to 15 degrees below at Upper Peninsula points. It haa ceased snowtatf at most points. Ha til* City by the Throat INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Jan. 24.?The cold va\V has tlita city by the throat today, the thermometer at the weather office registering f? below zero ft 7 o'clock this evening'. The natural gas pressure was very low and as all residents depend upon it for fuel there was great suffering. The weather conditions are similar throughout tho state. At Anderson it is 7 degrees below, and at Warsaw 10. Chilly at Cierelmad. CLEVELAND. Jan. 24.-The cold wave swept down upon Cleveland last night and the temperature haa been falling: ever since. At 7 o'clock this evening It was four degrees above zero and promised to go much lower before morning. There has been considerable fine snow, but not enough to Impede travel. FIEE PLUGS FBOZZJf Anil the Delay in Getting Water Rtilltl lu Disastrous Fire. CHICAGO, Jan. 24.?-The Northwestern Stove Repair Company's factory, 225 to 237 West Twelfth street, was entirely, destroyed by Are to-night. When the lire engines arrived It was found thait the water In every lire plug: In the neighborhood had been frozen, and fifteen mln utes elapsed before a stream could be brought to bear on the flames. During i chls time the lire spread with such, alarming rapidity that the residents In the vicinity of the lire began to move their household effects out of their homes. Finally when water had been turned on the llames enveloped the entire building. The firemen, however, kept the Are confined to the stove facto, ry. The damago done to adjoining buildings was entirely by water. The Northwestern Stove Repair Company is owned by Robert L. and Ralph S. Greenlee. They place the damage on the contents of their establishment at >300,000, and on the bu..uing at $125,000. The exact amount of insurance Is not known, but it is thought that the loss Is almost entirely covered. rhr/?a rttwnm and a watchman em ployed by the stove company were injured during the lire. I'lrr and I'roit. COUNCIL BLUFFS, la., Jan. 24.?Fire this morning partially destroyed the boys' dormitory of the Christian Home Orphanage. One hundred boys were Bleeping in the building when the Are broke out. All were rescued. The firemen h*J a terrible combat with tlie cold. ?hief Templeton Is badly frozen and Captain Auley and- Driver Jones are also laid off by reason of frosting their extremities while attending the fire. Damage to the building $3,000, with no insurance. Convict Hnrnrd to Death. AUBURN, N. Y., Jan. 24.-Warden Stout, of the prison here, gave out a statement to the press tc?-day of the burning to death of a convict in the prison last night. The unfortunate man ivas James McTaige, an Klmlra transfer, sentenced from New York county for a term of live years. June 7, 1893, for grand larceny, second degree. McTaige had imuggled naphtha to his cell on the fifth sauery 01 inr iwuw win*. ???" ?? using for cooking purposes: About C:30 p. m. an explosion occurred and the guards and waiters immediately went to I he scene, but McTaige was enyeloped in names an?l before assistance could be rendered, be was so seriously burned that the efforts of the physlclana summoned proved to be unavailing, and he died ft. few hnurs lat?-r. McTaige's time would have expired in March next. FAMINE IN INDIA. rite Situation Not \cnrlr M> DittretainjpM Iteported. [Copyright. lS97,by the Associated Press.) LONDON, Jan. 24.?The special representative of the Associated Press, who la traveling through the famine districts In India, accompanying the government's parly of inspection, sends a die* Mtch to-day from Kolhapur. " lie says that the reports which have lx>en sent to England and the United Stale* of the acute famine mild to exist n the oouthem Maharashtra states ?"* '? awi-warat.,,1 un taf no Vila nh_ tervation has extended. A scarcity of ?raln 0 indeed, pmMll Jn the extreme eastern portion of this region, but :he people there were able to escape tvant by mlffratinff. most of them, to the fertile Kim on plains and elsewhere, ivhere the shortness of the grain supply a n ?t felt. Klee is also plentiful and mwitw awl measures for the relief of the hunirry ire pronounced adequate where needed. The Maharajah, In an interview with he Associate Press ^representative on the pi osperts of his i>eople eacapInK Ktarratfcm, said that his state oxpected a 'amine every live years and wore therefore not taken unawares or unprovided for when It came. They were prvpar^l lie said, to spend Ave lacs of rupees for relief in lils territory. The British resident was nleo Interhewed and confirmed the statements of :h- .Maharajah as to the situation, addn>; that the ivllef aj-gran-lzatlon wan most indent in th Rtonvbny presidency and A\ vt the dinicultlca from famine and of securing ?<nfl distributing relief were ilglm : iJwui In former famine*. The v.ddent Biimmetl up his views an follow*: "My observation lias been. In travelr.K over the whole western side. thnf the 'amine In not se\viy there, though It nay Incn^w toward* June. Hut In the AistricU in wliich I have traveled I have lot hosihl of a single denth from marvaJon."" ^ ?fBllirr r nrrt'ittt u#r m ... For Went Virginia ami Western l'ennsjjlranlM, generally fair, but probably llicflt oenl hdo\vj?; nnrthtvpnterly wind*; colder. , For Ohio, genrrnHy fair and ?ontlnu4d 'old weather, with norihueHirrly wind*. I .< mI Trm pri nt itrr. Th? temjx riture Saturday as ohpcrv<jil ' <\ Si litiepf, dmuuiat. corner Fourteenth ind Murket j?lmeiH, v. as n*? (ollOttai ' V a. in.. 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