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^V)1[ M1'^ r63- WHEELING, W.YA^ WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 1897. PRICE TWO CE.\lS.-i^5L;S.
NOT MILLINERS The Dig Hat in Theaters Promises to Still Obstruct THE VIEW OF THE AUDITORS In Pnbltc Placet, Btcsu* the Ituto Will llave Nothing to Do With the Bill to Make the Women Doff Them?Tannery In....... DaIIm Hill Will Llkeljr t? Dtftalid-Billitiiy < ollrge'i Plea for Continued Kfllatcnce ?|?y Fall?The Bill toPr?v?nt l^achtiiK / 1'Miti (he UritatK. x Sjiocial Dispatch to the Intelligencer. CHARLESTON, W. Va.. Jan. 2?.- J The bill to abolish the big hat nu!- J eancp In thpatrea has come from the 1 - iiiito committee with a recommenda- I lion against Its passage. A senator ex- ' plained to me that in his view the legislature Is not a convention of French I milliners to tell the women of West i Virginia what they shall wear. < To-morrow the tannery oC the state j ami the representative# of the United , States Leather Company will have a ! hearing before the scnuto committee on ; corporation* In the matter of the ' bill of the Leather company granting J ;lie right to hold fifteen thousand acres I of lanrl for each tannery it owns. The 1 inditidutil tanners are strongly oppoa- ' ed frj the measure, and are making } sentiment against it. The probability Is that the bill cannot pas*. The house t nmltt"o Is understood to be ready to 1 i port against It. I To-night the judiciary committee i heard Messrs. J. P. Adams und P. I Rtesicr, of Wheeling, and 1>. K. Llnd- j say.of Cincinnati,against the valued Are | Insurance policy bill already reported < favorably by the committee. The bill ] had gone that far before the insurance ] men knew of its existence. They point- j ed out to the committee that the bill. If enacted into law. would put a preini- i urn on Incendiarism and withdraw the good companies from the Mpar*ely nettled portions of the state. The com- , inittee seemed to be deeply. impressed with the arguments. Delegate Hervey, of IJrooke, to-day introduced a bill t<> appropriate to . Bethany college $30,000, to pay its Indebtedness, In exchange for jrhleh ap- 1 propria Hon the state may send yearly 1 free of cost one student "from each ( county. To-night the bill ar.aH infor- , rnally discussed by the finance commit- ' tee. with the most kindly feeling for ^ th? vi??mo#?rs of the committee J tire of opinion, however, that the .state cannot fall in with the overture. The bill authorizing a lea.se to be made of the Berkeley Springs property has b? on advanced to its third reading in the house. This was accomplished after o lively brush, which served to shtjw that the house is strongly in favor of the measure. It will probably pass the senate also. Under the lease the state's property is to have $50,000 in Improvements put on it, mid on adjoining property, a JlafltOOO. hotel is to be erected. It Is said tliat the necessary capital is ready. The Joint finance committee has hemic in look Into the state's financial ? edition, on inquiry that will be tedi -us and laborious, and which is not absolutely certain to be fruitful. Thus far there are no strong indications of h'-arty co-operation in the Auditor's offc*. C. V. H. TO PRF.VBT LYNCHING. The Anilior of tile Hill Arrives Jmt After | ilir >riinlc Paiirii (lit .nr??nrc?/iimnm Mrelluc of Male llortlctiUiiml Sorlrtf, j Spcrin! Dispatch to the intelligencer. ] CHARLESTON. W. Va.. Jan. 26.?At- iorney General-elect E. P. Rticker ar- ] rived to-ifyy, just after the senate had , passed hla bill to prevent lynching. The ; biu puts x severe penalty on any sheriff by- whose negllger.:e, permission or con- , nlvancc a prisoner 13 ukon from him by ; u mob and lynched; the sheriff Is tp for- I fel: his office r.nd, unless pardoned by j the governor, be includible to hold any \ office of trust or profit within the ctaite. i The couuiy is giver, a good reason to 1 r- : its face resolutely ugains: lynching, , Wing made liable for <-remplnry dam- , n:;cs for less th:in two'thousand dollars , upon axitlon brought by the legal r^pre- i fcntatlves of the person lynched. In turn the county may recover ;h? amount "f such damages from the persons en- ( gaged In the lynching. .Mr. Hucker Is very much Inlreestcd In tin- passage of the bill for the good name of the ?:arc, and so 1* Senator Hensley, ? who Introduced It In the. senate. a?ad fol lowed it Industriously f<? ?ne passage. The annual meeting '?f th.? State Hort ultural Society held in this city to- i lay was a busy ^nd Important one. A i-'Zen paper* i*.nd nddp's.^s were pre- , . rfl and fully discunaed. Tn a paper < Hon. Alex. Clolian. of Martlnsburg, < ' Interesting fact was revealed that a j , tch orchard near Romney. of le.ia than j hundred acres netted <1,500 the past ' i'-ar. The experience of Prof. Oorbett, | Charles Beck or and other* pointed to the ime explanation for early decsiy of | budded peach tree.*, and to the import- j .- nee of propagating by root grafting | 1 the selection and improvement of dllngK. , Mr Hopkins' paper on the Man Jose , <lf rtsulteu in the adoption of the foi- , 'in*: K?'::olved. Tha*t J? Is the .^nw of this < <ac!y :h.>; Congress should enact such v* is would r??nd to prevent the dla- | libutlori of the San Jose seale and ] herdanfreroun pe--e< through Inter- , i n- foniniercp, and that stat- < should , acj such uniform supplementary lAwa will "radlcatu th?> p< . t where k hft? t aJr-.-.tdy become efftablwhod. Tlii- u>clety adjourned to meet In Mar- , tinftbur* October. i*&7. Thera will be a mentlnt? of thfc* ?fnle < >1 growers and ?heep breeders a?so- / < iation to-morrow. C. I;. H. CainbfrUnil Valfrv Itnllr?n<l. , Hpoclal Dispatch to the lntelllirr?n<?er. ; .MAKTI.VBBlTKa; W. Vs., Jan. I'C.- ! Th? annual meeting: of the atockholder; f the Cumberland Valley & Martinsl?urff Railroad Company, wn* held here ?hi afternoyn. an-i h - following dir?>c: >r* were 'lected f/.r the "nsuln/r y?*ar; i I- Mn HN'W.ii r J [ ". Hoyd, Thomas ft. Kennedy. Holmes (V.nrad, K. J>oyd lpaulkfler, M. C. Kennedy, A. J.'Phomfl*. II. II. n?ltcr, TllOnuiH .1 ' 'mij> *r, fjrorfc* 1 M H?IIV? r.". .lam'M H. HuvseH, WJJIbfMi T. wart and It- W. Htoni- Th"?" was nfl.-nvurds ;t meeting of Hi hn/trd of 'llr in..-, and tin* following Officer* were h - n: M. Kennedy. priedd*|i:; M T. Injrit", secretary; IJ. ltu.^cll, treasurer. Will A|i|i?si to CoiigrfM. CINCINNATI. Ohio, Jan. 20 -Itevenue Agent Bo wen has arrived und Is ""W *bgoKP<i In innklwr tin* transfer of the goverrimtnl property In char#o of Internal Revenue Collector Dowllng to Chief Deputy Herman P. Cellaring. Mr. Dowling's advisers have practically abandoned the idea or resisting the order of removal issued by President Cleveland In Mr. Dowlina's case, although there will be another meeting of counsel to Anally.determine on a course of action. At a consultation of Collector Dowllng and his advisers today it was resolved <o appeal to Congress. and It is supposed Congressman Sorg will Introduce a resolution In the house to set the dismissed collector right. GHN. CRAIGHILL TO RETIRE I1U Eminent Sirvlcu to tlie Gortrniucut. lie Keficcta Credit on West Virginia, the State of Hie Birth. Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer. WASHINGTON, Jan. 2G.-General W. H. Cralffhlll, chief of engineers of the United States -Army, who will retire from the active service on Saturday, Is a native of that part oC the Old Dominion which is now embraced as West Virginia, tiavlng been born In Charle*town, Jefferwn county, July 1, 1833. He entered the military academy from the state, then Virginia. July 1, 1S49, his sixteenth birthday. He had for hia classmates generals Sheridan, Scofleld. McPherson, Smith and Vincent on the unlpn .side, ana generals Hood. Chambllsn and Walker, of the Confederal irmy, General Cralghlll graduated four years after ho entered college as number two of hi* 614m, wan appointed a second lieutenant of the eorpn of engineers, and ifterwards pawed successively and with 1 :redlt through the Intermediate gr.tdes to brigadier general and chief of englnsers, Ills last promotion being received it the hands of President Cleveland, May 10,1 MS. (general Cralghlll has reflected honor upi.n his name and upon the state of his birth by a conspicuous Integrity and elli?Iency, and as wHI by hi* bravery In ac:lon, having been twice promoted during the war for meritorious service*. He juh been twice to Europe on official bticl-*, , tiees and is^the only officer of the army .vho ever became president of the American society of civil engineers. The choice of a successor to General Cralgilll I* to lie between Colonel Henry M. Rnbort, ex-engineer commissioner of the District of Columbia, and Colonel John M. Wlteon. present superintendent of nibllc buildings and grounds In this city. FOR ARBITRATION. rile llcaolntlwua I'naaert by tb? national Hoard of Tradr. WASHINGTON. . C., Jan. 26.?The latlonal board of trade at its first session to-day re-elected as president the wnera.ble Prederlck Fraley, of Fhllalelphlaj, who was absent from the meetng by reason of the Illness of his wife. Mr. Fraley Is ninety-three years of ago and has been president of the board wntlnuou'sly since its organization. Exrjovernor E. O. Stanard, of St. J.oula. vas elected temporary chairman. After i number of routine matters had been disposed of the following resolutions , ivere unanimously adopted: Resolved, by the National Board of Trade, that every consideration of the ivelfare of thp United States as u nation; the healthful development of our naterlal* interests and the highest pros- j peritr and happiness of our people at lome; the extension of our Interests and :ementing of amicable relations abroad, ind the advancement of civilization, enIphtened liberty and good will throughout the world require that a treaty of arbitration between the government of :!reat Britain and the United States shall be approved. Resolved. That we regard the pending treaty of arbitration as unsurpassed in importance by any. international negotlatlon In the history of civilization; If consummated not only will peace with its richest harvest bless this land, but ltd benign influence will extend t.# all nations. Rewlvi d, That questions of minor ImDortance have little significance in corn. parl3on with and should not delay <?r leopard I ze the adoption of. tho principle ivhlch would substitute for the nrbltra- , ment of war the rational and peaceful solution by argument of all controversies that may arise between these great English-speaking nations. Resolved. Thut with full faith in the sincerity and patriotism of the United States senate, we respectfully luy before t th<? foregoing expressions of our earnunt desire for the approval of the pending treaty, after that deliberation which its transcendent importance demands ind await In confidence the result of Its Jeliboratlons. Copies of the resolutions were ordered pent t?? s.11 United States senators, the \ilS0Ciatl?n of the Chambers of Commerce of Great Britain and Secretary Jir.cy. AGAINST THE TBEATY Of Arbtlfatlnu?The Iteaolnttoua or tlic IlllnoU LrgUlatnrr. SPRINGFIELD, III., Jan. 26.?In the Hate legislature to-day Representative It. C. Burse, of Chicago, offered the following Joint resolution as u special orier for discussion Thursday: Whereas, A treaty offensive and defensive has been signed by drover Cleveland, Preslden.' of the United States )f America, and Richard Olnoy, socretary of i>Uto of the l'nited Slates of America, and Sir Julian Pauncefote, the British ambassador at Washington, and Whereas, Said treaty is Inimical to tho interests of th?? United States in contravening the Monroe doctrine and Is repugnant to the wise counsels of Washington against entangling foreign alliances, and Whereas, Said treaty exalts monarchy in subordinates democracy by speclllwJIy naming King Oscar, of Sweden Ind Norway, as umpire In disputes between Great Britain and the United States, and Whereas. The United Stales should be fr agt ml mi trammeled by monarcnicai Influence or Intrigue in all matters pertaining to the American continent; therefore, be I? Resolved. by th*? House of Representative*, the Senate concurring heroin, That ?ald trea-ty should not !" approved by the senate of the United Slates as beltig i barrier Uf our progress and nubverB./3 rt our Jurit aspirations. Resolved, further. Thar the clerk of the house directed to mall a copy of the** resolutions to the *ennie committee on foreign affair of the 1'nlled Matte* and t<> each member of the United Stale# senate from Illinois. They I'rnUc !'?. WASHINOTON. D. C., Jan. 26.?The valuable compilation published 1>y the state department last fall entitled "Money and prices in foreign countries," is Just l;.'?lnnlnq to attract appreciative criticism abroad. The French newspapers express high admiration, not only for the subject matter of the report, but even more for the wonderful display of energy in securing, compiling and publishing it in the remarkably * short spur.'-of lime of three months. They commend this remarkable rapidity :o their own administration, which would hove occupied five years In (hp work. :i? a thoroughly American characteristic. Ah for the book Itself, they I a? It In remarkably clear, concise and frrr from useless phrases and foolish I rhetoric* I A WAVE OF FLAME Sweeps Over the Country ia tbe Track of the Frost. PHILADELPHIA'S BIG BLAZE DciirAf?Uver$2|300,000 Worth of Prop* crtr In Very Short Tiw Wimm* ranker'* Immense Establishment at One Time fu Danger of Total Dtitniellou. .11any Thrilling Incidents Connected With llto Conflagration?Fires In Other Cities Csih Considerable Ixin-Tht Sa rare Cold Teljp Against the Firemen. PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 26.-A tiny spiral of smoke curled out of.the cellar window of a big building on Market street at 6:50 o'clock this morning. A few hours later, one of the most valuable blocks of real estate In the city had been consumed In raging flames. It was the block bounded by Market, Thirteenth, Filbert and Juniper streets, in the very heart of the city. A few steps to the right looms the massive city hall; around the corner stands the Pennsylvania railtoad terminal and directly across the way John TVanamaker's great store stretches from street 10 street. So fierce was the flame and so strong the wind which aided Its destructive work fhat even this building distant the width of Market street, was saved ulmost by a miracle from total destruction, and Mr. Wanamaker to-night places his loss at $100,000. The total loss Is variously estimated at from $1,000,000 to |2,r>00.000. hut In the chaos and confusion now existing It Is all but Impossible to secure accurate figures. The losses are very generally covered by Insurance. The lire originated In the basement of the six story building extending from IMS to 1317 Market street, occupied In the lower floors by Hanscom Bros., grocers, and above by the umbrella factory of Hlrsch Bros. The amoke was discovered by a policeman, who promptly turned In an alarm, but the fire made such headway that before the engines could be put to work, the building was a mass of flames. With uncontrollable rapidity it then spread in all directions, destroying about thirty buildings before It hadjbeen Anally controlled. The fire reached the big tower of "NVanamaker'a store about an hour after It started and the energies of the department were then concentrated upon saving that building. The tower was entirely destroyed, together with the valuable clock and chimes, the roof all along the Market street front was badly damaged, and a great deal of the stock In the front of the store ?uflered from smoke aud water. The buildings wholly or partially dePtroved and the estimated losses were:: Market ftreet?1301-03. Potter & Co.. photographers: John Hillam, druggist, $.10,000: 130:?. C. K. Sterner, cigars. $27.000: 1307. H. L. Roberts & Co.. photographers. $75,000: 1909-17, WlrtClr ? "Bros., umbrellas,: Hanacoin Bros., grocers: A. W. Dennett, restaurant, $400,000: 1319. Blum Bros., cloaks and suits, $90,000: ?..?1? .M(011rini. ia.900: 132.*:. 1?1-1# A. .IIUI.<iiuii, tcBtsSR..., , C. H. Wen*, hats. 138.000; 1323. John Dickson, heaters $40,000; 1327, Showell & Frayer, grocers, 110.000. A number of small three story structures on Thirteenth street, up to Filbert street, about Si7.~i.u00, including th" six story printing house of Dunlap & Clark, v alued at 1150,000. Wanamaker's loss on slock, will .reach 525,000, and Ilirsch & Bros.. 1250,000. Thrilling Incidents were not wanting. While the fire was at its height an employe of the carpet firm of Jvlns, Diet7. fc Magee. whose building is In the block below that devastated by the flames on Market street, was overcome by the excitement and suddenly dropped dead. James Furlong, proprietor of the saloon at the corner of Juniper und Filbert streets, Is critically 111 of pneumonia. When the llames began to eat their way to his place, a squad of firemen carried him froin his sick bed into the bleak streets and he was hurriedly taken to a nearby hotel. Tho excitement und shock may cost him his life. Shortly before noon, a second fireman was Injured. Ho Is William Gorman, aged thirty-two. assistant foreman of Company No. 1. He was struck by falling bricks and timbers and badly hurt about the head and neck. Had the fire occurred an hour or two later the results would have been nppalllng. The burned district Is In the very heart of the business centre of the city, across the way from the mammoth city hall, and around the corner from the Pennsylvania station. Tin* blaze had not been underway a half hour before .the thousands of employes of the destroyed business houses began flocking to the scene to begin their dally work. Many of the largo establishments. Including Wunamaker's, employed a Inrge majority of women and girls und had the disaster come during business hours, a panic with Its Consequent loss of lire,would have been Inevitable. Tho streets were roped off for two blocks round, and (raffle on the busiest streets of the city was at a standstill for hours. Ollirr lltazra. NEW YORK, Jan. 20.-Fire which started in the basement of the slxPearl street, to-day, HIUI/ wunu?nt -brought iho whole "re department ilahtlnK force In the lower section of he r ty to tin* scene. The basement ' ?(.J,1Dieii i.c Walden & Company. rt l 3 i'.r dealers. The (loom above and the adjoining build .m. No "7, nre occupied by Percy Kent, dealer In cottons. packing and baling. The to (he latter l? MO.OOO, covered by Insurance. Walden md Company's Inn* H said tn be about $30,000, partially covered by Insurance, i"TIP \ N. v.. Jan. 21?The greater portion ?<f the village of Poland Heruu iner county, won destroyed by flr?- t??ilay. Citizen* fought the flames n; heat they could with bucket linen until tho arrival of an engine from Herkimer. Tiia total loss I.m estimated nt $30,000. CIII3STBH. Pn.. Jan. 2<5.-Th* commission house of J. I >. Walton A Company, of Hecontl street and Kginont nvonue, wns partially destroyed by fire to-day. Los.". $'20,000; partially covered by Ins urn nop. CHJCAOO. Jun. 26 -Plre broke out to-day In the basement of the one-storv hrlelc bulbll.M!? at No. 21C-2IS ftondotpii mrr-t. occupied by the .Main Uelflfig Company, and A. Magnus ti Company, dfnl'Ts In mill wupplles and totally destroyed the building aud content. ?. The |?>:<h u'4H U*>I? ? n $25,000 nitd $30,000. hilly coven-1 by Insurance. Most ??f tho fo.*s wo* on Ihc Mtvi it iif th.- Main Bolting Company, a Philadelphia concern.' The largo ffrnln elovator of the W. II Puree! I milting company at One Hundred and Twenty-third street and the Belt line track. ivu? destroyed by fire to-duy. Tho flumes originated In the south portion of the structure. Before tbo fire department arrived the whole . structure was enveloped in flames. The firemen were handicapped by the scarcity of Are plugs and by the intense cold. The elevator was recently re-built, two former structure* having been heavily damaged by fife. This, however, Is the first time the building Was completely destroyed. Loss, 1300,000. LINCOLN, Neb.. Jan. 26.-The HallLansing block was destroyed by fire Oils morning. The J>lock was given .up to roomers, and a Jiumber had narrow escapes. Loss, $75,000. SHBLBURNE, Ont., Jan. 20.?Fire : this moving completely destroyed the whole business side of Main street. It started In Hannah's hardware store, where a largu amount of gunpowder was stored. An explosion occurred which shattered nearly every glass in town. A boot and shoe store, two Jewelry stores, general dry goods store, and the office* of the Free Press were also butned, Tho trial of the Ballard Rang of Incendiaries is being held In the court house, and It Is thought the lire was started by friends of the prisoners, with the hope of attracting ot. tention go that a rescue could be made. CHICAGO, Jan. 26? Seven firemen and two unknown spectators were bad 1 y hurt at a fir**, whirl* this evening i destroyed the Williams block at No. 200 ( to 202 Monroe street. The fire originated In th'> basement of the building and 1 spread with such rapidity that within a few minutes, It had become utterly useless for the firemen to attempt to save the building:. After a hard fight, they managed to confine the flamos to the walls of <he Williams block, but i they were able to save nothing In It. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Jan. 26.-A special to the Sentinel from Logans- ' port, Jnd.. says; Th* most destructive ; fire in the history of this city was cans- . ed to-night by a gas explosion in the Murdock hotel, which completely gut- j ted the buildings and then went to EI- I llott's wholesale grocery. After two hours* fight the fire Is practically un- < der control and the tenants are being oared for by the county trustee and kind-hearted citizens. The loss Is var- ; lously estimated at from *73,000 to >100,000. CINCINNATI, Ohio, Jan. 2?.-A speelul to the Commercial Tribune from : Jackson, Ohio, says: The Star furnace burmnl to-day. caused by the bursting < of the stnek. Hugh Martin and Frank Davis, workmen, were burned to death. < The loss by fire is slight. FORT SMITH. Ark., Jan. 26.-The : lives of two met) were lost in a tire which occurred this morning. They ' were I. H. Pray, of Springfield, Mo., a traveling salesman, and E. A. Mulll- ! son, of Fremont, Xeb. TOLEDO. Ohio. Jan. 26.-The explosion of ?, gasoline stove in the harness ; room of Joseph Popp's livery barns this afternoon, at '! o'clock, caused a not nre. rweive vaiuame coacn ana blooded horses were suffocated by the smoke, while twenty other* were so badly burned that the majority of them will have.to be shot. Sereu Firemen In|ared. MUNCIE, lnd? Jan. 26.?While fighting a Are at the residence of C. 13. Wiley, at an early hour this mornlnir, with the weather at fifteen degrees below zero, seven firemen were severely frozen and their clothing had to be cut from their bodies. Chief Shepp and assistant chief Buchanan nr? among the sufferers. Mr*. Wiley, while trying to escape from the burning house, with her baby in her arms.-fell down stairs and irca probably fatally injured. IN CONGRESS. Tlirteriry Dinner Comes Vp In ine Home, and Creates Large Laugh. WASHINGTON. Jan. 26.?The house over-rode another of President Cleveland's pension vetoes to-day by a vote of 1.17?52. The bill pensioned Jonathan Scott, of the Sixth Iowa cavalry, who Is now living In 03wego,. Kansas, at the rate of *72 per month. Mr. Cleveland vetoed It on the ground that the disability for which the beneficiary wa* to be pensioned wa? not contracted in thp service. The rest of the day was devoted to a continuation of the debate on the Indian appropriation bill. Only a few amendments were adopted and those of minor Importance. About twenty-live pages of the bill were covered. A bill to satisfy a peculiar claim was passed, on motion of Mr. Turner, (Dem., t?a.), It was the claim of John P. McRae. a deputy United States marshal, for keeping thirty-six African slaves landed by th- ship Wanderer at Savannah, Ga.. in 3S:?9. until they cnuld be shipped back to their homes in accordance with the provisions of the laws for th* suppression, of the slave traffic. The amount was $402. While the Indian bill was up. Mr. Hart .,? ir.,nl inji , .ffnrd/l nn amoml. mail. U1 J1VHUIIM, oiiuxiu u.. U.I.W..V. ( ment which produced a howl of laugh- i ter, recalling as It did. the recent expos- . ure In connection with the notorious . Seeley dinner in New York. It provided , for an appropriation of >1.000.000.000 for . the education and civilization of the , "Seeley Savages'" of the "Manhattan J Reservation." The house greeted the reading of the amendment with a hearty laugh. I The senate hod n busy session to-day. Cuba, the proposed International monetary conference and the Nlcarague canal ' each caine In for a share of attention. ] Mr. Turpie, of Indiana, closed his speech on the Cuban resolutions, urging Spain 4 had utterly failed to qupII the outbreak and that the United States should Inter- ; vene. A QUIET DAY At Canton?Chairman Manila'* Vlalt. Farewell Reception to HkKlnlt)-. CANTON. O.. Jan. 2C.?National n Chfrlrman M. A. Hanna called on Major I MoRinley this evening. He came down " from Cleveland at o :40 o'clock and will f remain over until to-morrow. He had i I nothing to say when called on by the re porter*. it was dffinitely arranged to-day that lh" farewell reception to Major and ; Mr*. McKlnley will b?- held on the afternoon of February I!:'. The reception will bo for Cantonlans In general who aro to bid Major and Mr/ McKlnley. goodbye. It will under the auspices of the Business Men's Association, which will arrange details. Two Wire Killed. ST. JOHNS. X. H., Jan. 2?.~Word was received here from Dorchester, N. If, Just oftor noon to-day, that the Canadian express from Halifax, for Mon- u treal, on the Inter-Colonial railroad Ime, left th?.' rails just before noun and went down nn embankment.'Two p.?r50ns were reported killed and six Jn- r jured. Those reported dead are: Arthur c lUdpeeomb, of St. Johns, postal clerk. 1 and Mrs. Patrljurn, of Bloomlleld, X. H If- , I Pulp Pl?ill Alillit". (, CANTOS, N V. Jan. :?.-Thi' Hlnh KhIIm nulpiiltf. pulp ami mlnln* com- ? pany amlnnml thin morning. Tin1 plant ' I,! Hiild It> have com JMO.OOO. No -"-h. <!- v uic or llablUtifn Kaii yet lw?# fflwl. Tli* proprietor* claim thai ?ll bnnlt* holilIIIK (heir |. ipcift " III Iw protectpd. Mr. i;?h?r, pr??|il?nt of th? National bank , of J'otwum. which oloj^il !>.? ton yev trnlny, wan Intrreileil in the company, t IS LOSING ITS GRIP. Tlic Temperature is Now Taking an Upward Turn. MILDER WEATHER PROMISED North of the Ohio Valley, fcvt the Soathwcit Jiiy Get Some of Oar LutIiki ! the Xl'my of Frost HKm-UnmuI Otstrees Abobi the Poor Claw ta Chicago* bat the Cltjr Authorities are Able to Provide vl'or All the Sufferers. WASHINGTON.Jan. 26.-The weather bureau issues the following: The temperature has risen slowly from the At- 1 lantlc coast westward over the Ohio and < upper Mississippi valley and northwest It continues low and has fallen slightly In the southwest, and it has fallen decld?dly on the central Gulf and west Florida coasts, where It is below freezing. There i has been no change in temperature in Florida up to 8 o'clock to-night, and as this region is covered with an area of ; rain, it Is probable that the cold wave may not extend to the south of Jackson- : villo with sufficient intensity to cause in- i Jury to crops, although the temperature may reach freezing in the interior of the extreme northern portion. The temperature will remain about stationary Wednesday In the middle Atlantlc states north of Virginia, with fair weather, and it will rise slowly in the central valleys with light local snows. 1 The barometer has risen in the St. ' Lawrence valley and New England, and In the southwest, and it has fallen from Florida northwest to Montana. It is 1 lower northeast of New England and ] highest north of Montana. There is a second depression over central Florida, which Is apparently moving to the north- 1, eastward. . . *\' The high winds which have prevailed on the Atlantic coast north of Hatteras, due to the depression in the lower St. Lawrence valley, have been succeeded by brisk northwesterly winds, which will intinue Wednesday, the depression hav- ; In* passed to the eastward o.'. Nova Scotia, THERMOMETER HIOHEB But Chicago Still MnlTert From the Cold The Ilellcf Mmivrri. CHICAGO, Jan. 26.-At 9 o'clock this morning the government thermometer showed a temperature of 15 degrees below zero, This is tfiree degrees warmer than at the same time yesterday, but there was little comfort derived from that fact, It being one degree colder than it - a. m. The signal service to-day reported the cold area extending all over the west and northwest and no prospect af a material let-up In the Intensity of the cold for at least twenty-four hours. All trains to-day were more or less delayed by enow drifts And Inability to make steam. A general complain: wan ralfled by the people living in the suburbs. At many of the suburban stations no shelter Is afforded the passen- , gers and many cases of frost bite have , Dccurred. t The proclamation issued by Mayor Swift has met with hearty response. Besides $113,000 In cash, hundreds of tons >f coal, and almost unlimited supplies of. i provisions have been sent In and I promptly distributed. Seven hundred i ^tthe more desperate cases of deetltu- i :lon have already been relieved and the < A'ork Is being carried on without cessa:ion. ' Fully two thousand people were given i ihelter last night a>t the different police I i tat Ions and -Salvation Ar-ny barracks, i rhe new Isolation hospital was thrown 1 >pen to-day. the council having appro printed $10,000 f^?r that purpo.se and It vill be used ror eases or coniugiuuB ui? ;wse among: the poor. It will also have ho effect of relieving the congested oon- ' lltlon of the city and county hospitals, vhlch are so crowded that not a case of ;ontaglous disease has been taken In 5 ilnce Friday. Eight hundred new cases 4 ?f families requiring Immediate aid were eported to the police to-day and sup>11 ch were furnished atj fast as possible. At 11 o'clock the government thernometer registered 11% degrees below sero, a rise of S& degrees since yesterday naming when the low mark of the pres- I >nt cold snap, 20 degrees below was re- ; orded. The thermometer to-day Is . toeplng about three degrees above yes;erday's registrations. An unknown man was found frozen to ' lentil just outside the village of Tinley | Park. on the Rock Island road. This Is :he second death from the cold. Fires )f all kinds and descriptions kept (he iremen busy aJ? day and nearly every i nan In the flre department is almost *x- j lausted from the constant battle with he Haines In the bitter weather. , X??rly Frox*tt to Drallt. 3peelal Dispateh to the Intelligencer. I STEUBENVILLE,. Ohio, Jan. 26.? 1 rhe only case reported of suffering ' from exposure to cold is that of Miss j Nnno Bowers, a school teacher. She I , md spent Sunday at home and was be- I ng driven to her school at Allkanua. I t ?... hf/Mhor I ] jvnen overcumc t?.? ww. ?.? jotlccd that sho was quiet utid stopped ho wagon at ;i farm house and took < ier In, where she was revived. MftRarn's tiranilriir, NIAGARA PALLS, X. Y.. Jan. 28.? The - old Is Intense here a.nd the glitternn Ice bridge has formed In the gorge. Phe frozen spray upon the trees of the jarkrt and the faces of the elms present i downing spectacle, and trains are urging many alght-seer*. Asalllit Adulteration, CHICAGO# Jan. 28.-?A meeting of t.'io t idvlsory committee of the National 2 Wholesale Liquor Dealers' Association I vas held to-day to take up matters * hat had been brought up, and left i inflnlshed at the convention held In I .'levelnnd last August. The objects of i he association are slated to b?- oppo- * iltlon to the trust, opposition to the r >v(ir-production of whisky and prose- i uiIon of the adulterers of that article. Pile sessions will continue to-morrow uul it Is expected some plan will bo ? idoptcd by which the objects of the iH.sociatlon may be attained. t n??fh Him. ; PT. D0U1B, Jan. L'<J. -This afternoon A 1 nan giving the* nume of Joined K el ley. ailed nt the ofllee of Chief of Deteoltvef Esmond, and gtnted that ho wished to ( lurrendor himself to the authorities Jetectlvo' Hndirer ankcd the man t?? he icated. and he hud scarcely taken a hair when he thrust the blade of n porkt-knlfe In to the left .tide of hi* throat N ml bled death before anything e mid | done for him. The man did not Bh.v t, vhy he WlMhcd to rivc lilmnelf up nor t where h svah from. Mituuii'iNnllViiir Amnrlnllnii. Ii DK8 MOINES, Iowa, Jan Jfl.-The " National American Wouua'n Suffrage kssodutlon annual meeting opened to- 1 day, with a fair attendance. Seventeen states wera represented. A committer on resolutions was appointed as follows: California represented, but not named; Colorado. Mar C. Bradford; Illinois, Mrs. Kate Hushes; Iowa. Mrs. Julia Clark Saltan: Kansas. Mrs. E. M. Ward well; Kentucky, Sarah C. Bennett; Massachusetts. H. C. Blackwell; Massachusetts, National. Mrs. C. M. Allen: Michigan, Mrs. Elisabeth Wlllard; Minnesota. Mrs. Martha Scott Anderson; Missouri, Ella HarrisonsMontana. Dr. Mary B. Atwater; Nebraska, Mrs. Abbie Gay Dustln; New Jersey, Mrs. Phoebe C. Wright; New;1 York. Mrs. Henrietta Bancker; Ohio, Dr. Viola Swift; Pennsylvania, Mra. Mary B. Luckln; Wisconsin, Mrs, JesBie M. Luther. A CABD SCANDAL Inrolvlyg the Honor of (h? Frtnch Cob? ml at Yokohama. SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 26,-The French colony of San Francisco and local diplomatic circles are taking: considerable Interest Just now in. the scandal which has followed C. Pernel, the French oonkuI at Yokohama, to this city. The' poker game in the Yokohama club, the accusation of cheating made against the French consul, and the enforced return; of that official to France to explain the uffnlr tn (Ha Prunoh mlnl?f<?r of frtrHm affairs, have proven the subject of considerable comment In this city since the accused official arrived here on the Gaelic, for the reason that Perne! is well known and has many friends and acquaintances in San Francisco. Some years before he went to Japan as the consular representative of his Koverhment Pcrnel filled the position of chancellor or vice consul Jn the French ronaulatoJn this city. Tha scandal in the Yokohama club created i big: uproar in diplomatic and social circles in Japan, but in spite of the publicity that has be-in given the matter both' in 3apau and in this city, consul Pern^l deemed it to be to his best interests Lo make no statement or explanation for publication. At the Occidental 'hotel, where he is staying. he Is not to be Been.. He has contented himself with authorising: the statement, through the local French consulate, that he has nothing to say. He is on his way to Paris to explain the affair to minister of foreign afr fairs, and any previous statement would be, in hi" opinion, a breach of etiquette and diplomacy. "KITTLE PETE'S" DEATH nn 'up (liiuatown in 8?n Francltro* Was Killed l>y * Chinese Highbinder. SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 26.-Chinatown is in a turmoil, "little Pete's" violent death, the feuds and animosities which led up to it, und the consequences, results vaguely conjectured, but distinctly feared, have caused a stale of affairs which the authorities describe as the worst they ever saw there. An extra detail of police patrol# the streets and alleys with the vigilance that attached to recognized danger. A force of over twenty men employed by the Sam Vop association, guardi the street corners for several block.1* around "Little Pete's" shoe factory and narrowly watches the cominfc and going of Chinese known or supposed to be inimical to "Little Pete's" faction. The prominent men of both Sam Vup's and See Vup'B go nbout only when accompanied by bodyguards. Despite the fact that the Chinese consul lias taken no official action In the premises, the matter will probably reach [he state department since the See Vup Company has made a protest against the Chinese consul Interfering with [heir association. The matter was presented by attorney Im D. Orton and Senator White some weeks ago. <o Asulstant Secretary of Stato Hockhill, who promised to examine into It at blfl sarllest opportunity. THE BUBONIC PLAQUE [a Working Havoc In All B ranch ei of I.lfBtn IJoinbaj*. BOSTOS, Jon. 2ft?MIm Abble Child, secretary of the woman's board of missions, has received the following letter from Mrs. Rev. E. S. Hume, of Bombay. "This terrible bubonic plague is working fearful havoc In nearly all branches of the native community. Some 300,000 persons have left town. The Baroda railway alone has put on ?lx extra trains a day to provide accommodations for those leaving by; Ihclr line. In the railway station hero at Bveulia there sit hundreds waiting for an opportunity to leave by the ?reat Indian peninsula trains. The people ure dazed and terrified. "In the Hindoo burying ground down >n Queen's road, Dr. Jeddo, the asslstmt coroner, says that the papers give lot a fractional part of th?? facts as to die plague: that in one burying ground the day before there hod been one hunired and thirty bodies brought and they could not dispose of them fast ?nough. In the Mohammedan burying jrounds they are laying four and five jodle* In a ?rave. And yet with all of this about us not a native Christian lad an attack. "Bight Europeans, If not more, have lied of It. At first. It was thought that iboul 30 per cent recovered, but later facto from various sources prove the 'atallty to bo even preater. Our ChrisIan school, with the two boarding de >arimont?, had to bo closed without my pri*e giving or annual exhibition, in?l those of our boarder* who have lomes have been Bent away*. The roSt iro here with us." "fteelvylte*'' Indicted. NEW YOftK, -nn. L'G.?The grand Jury o-day Indicted Herbert liarnum Seeley, ramefl II. Phlpps anil Theodore Rich, n connection with the recent dinner riven by Mr. Seel.-y at Sherry's. The ndJcbnente charge them with ronsplrII* to procure the indecent exposure of w.) certain dancing women. The men yill be required to plead to the indictnont In the court of general sessions io? norrow. _ Patents to "7 it Virclnlnns. Special Dlvpatch to tha Intelllgcncer. WASHINGTON, D. O., Jan. 26.?Paftmts have been granted to the follovvng West Virginians: George W. Swljer, of .Brown, po>?t setter: John P. vni ?s. of Charleston, dish lifter. Kteanmhlp Movements. V?n, Vr.rU fnK Jcnoa and Nnple* NEW YORK?Knramanla, Napta, Wmttier Forecait fur To-ili?y. Tor WVfi Virginia. Western I'ennMi nnlfl utid Ohio, fair In th?* mornlnir. with lUTt'finInK cloiuilno**: probably local now* In tlir afternoon or niicnl; not ao Old; northerly to woxtorly winds. I.mill Tcmprialnrr. t^ntparafur# ytntenlay a? observed iv Honnrpf. ilnnrsbt, corner Fourteenth nil Market Mrcoti". waa a? follows: ; H. m 7-2? I>. ?> .........14 ? a. W .?' y; U t m w, Weather-Fair. tft -v ,