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Tlie Business Heart ot th(
Ci y Ravaged by Flames.
Several Lives Lost and Million
in Property Burned.
One of the most destructive fires tn ft'
liistory of Boston, Mas#., next in magni
tude to the famom one of Thanksgiving
Day, 1SS0, and in the same district, brok
out shortly after 4 o'clock iu the afternoon
and before it was placad under control,
three hours later, had burned over mors
than a square, bad reduced to ashes severa
of the magnificant new buildings recent)]
completed on the territory burn9d ove:
three aod a half years ago. had consumed
propertv valued by a conservative estimate
at ft,500,000. had been attended by a scenf
of panic and distress never before equalec
Tin the memory of citizens now living, anc
had destroyed perhap?, it was estimated oi
"the morning after the horror, a dozen hu
man lives, and mangled or maimed at leasl
thirty persons, some of them fatally.
, The burned area covers a block bounle:
on the north by Essex street, on the east bj
Lincoln street, on the south by Tufts street,
and on the west by Kingston street. In ad
dition to this the tire leaped across the
streets here and there, and destroyed build
inps in a fringe around the burned area.
Part of the United States Hotel was
burned. One wing of the building had been
used as an emergency hospital, and it was
necessary to remove many wounded person1
who had been taken there.
Among: the buildings - burned were th<
Ames building, Lincoln building. Brown
Durrell buildings, and a dozen or mor<
smaller ones.
So serious was the prospect that the fin
wouli spread and that a panic would follow
that not only was the entire
'fire department ordered to th<
-scene, but those of Somerviile
'Cambridge, Newton, Waitham, Brocktor
and Quincy came rushing to town. It alsc
seemed best to call out the militia to assisl
the police in preserving order. The Firs
and Ninth Regiments and two naval bat
talions were ordered under arms, but thi
firemen succeeded in checking the fire and
the threatened panic wa9 averted.
The wind was blowing a gate before th<
'fire started, and as soon as .the flimes hat
" toll sweep it increased to such violence thai
-the firemen were in great danger of bein}
blown from the tops of the buildings, whict
were the only available places from whicl
the tire could be fou ;ht- The wind. suckec
the blazing contents from the buildings anc
carried thom for b ocks, as tnese ure
brands fell they started fires in a score o
places, but the danger had been foreseen an
the tire wis confined to the district in whict
it started.
When the fire wa3 discovered the street
were filled with people and trading in the
Ames building was brisk. The leading tenant
was Horace Partridge, dealer in toys and
small wares. His wholesale department was
here, and tbe floors were packed to the rooi
with toys. In one room was a lot of fire
works. Those ' fireworks became ignited
They went off with a rush.
The fire grew hotter and hotter from 4U
o'clock to 5. Reports of falling floors anc
exploding stone sounded like cannon in th<
'distance. Bengal lights and other firework:
flamed up in a rattling series of explosions,
and flights of rockets sailed up over flames
of brilliant colors.
While this immense display of fireworks
was going on the imperilled inmates wen
crowding through the flames and jumping
from the windows. The excitement in th<
street was intense. The firemen spreac
their fire nets and caught many, but met
and woman dropped so fast that it was imnossible
to catch all. Those who landed it
the nets escaped with sprained limbs and a
general shiking up. The poor fellows wh<
-struct the pavement were either killed,
tally injured or crippled for life.
The pitiful cries of girls imprisoned in thi
upper stories stirred tne pulse of 'very spec
tator, but it was impossible to render aid
The intense neat soon set fire to the Woon
socket Rubber Company building, and thei
the flames jumped across the street to thi
Lincoln building. Both buildings burnei
' with such great rapidity that ten of th
employes of the Woonsociet Company wen
obliged to jump from the window.*, a?<
were saved in the nets or the Protectivi
The firemen say there must be many wh<
met death in the Ames building. The Cap
, tain of Engine 26 says he saw rour girls fai
back into the flames, and another firemai
tells of two others who met a similar fate 01
the opposite side of the building. Th
emergency hospital was locate! immedi
ately behind the Unite! States Hotel, anc
within fifteen minutes it had three dead anc
twenty injured within its walls.
For the first time in Boston's fire history
overhead wires proved the means of savine
-a life. When the fire in the Brown-Durrel
buildiDg was at its height the form of a mar
?District Fire Chief EgAD, of tasc castoi
?was seen at an eighth-story window. H'
boldly seized one of the large insulate*
cables, which contain a large number o
electric wire?, and proceeded to cross to th
opposite building hand oyer hand. He hat
gODe but a few teet when it became appar
ent he could not l&3t long, and greatly to thi
crowd's relief he threw both legs ove
the half inch cable which slightly sagged
and alowly and tediously made his way to
ward the building No. 119 Kingstou street
to which the cable ran. Midway he stopped
unable to go furtder. A squad of men rai
into the building numberel 119 Kings
ton street ani slowly lowered th<
cable to which Egan was hanging
At the same time Hook and Ladder No. 1'
erected a ladder to meet th9 slowly descend
ing man. Tue cable was payed out slowly
and the szhaustei man gradually cam
nearer the ground. His bo ly swung in clos
to the burning budding, from wnich issue<
dense clouds of smoke when ha was but \w<
stories lrom the ground. In a tew sfc^nd
i ? ' t ??
<ae swung inio mo aruis ui u-o wimauw,
leased his hold, an', as wean as a cat, wa
earned from trie scene. A shout of triumpl
and applause came torch troin tlia thro&t
of the vast assembly.
One young man amployed at 83 Lincoli
streer, Stepnen D. Sal-non, Jr., found ea
caps t>y the stairs cut off, aud was forced fc
jump irom the fourth story window. H
gauged his jump so as to land on the tel
egraph wire:-, and thare lie clung in tul
view of the immens9 t&rons:. In a jiffy th
crowd had spreat blankets to catch him
and into these be dropped from a height o
forty fest. His or?ly injuries were a spraiut*
ankle and the loss of a tooth.
The firemen of Engine 2S bore the brunt o
t&s work of rescuing the employes of th
Partridge building. One ol' the men caugh
in his arms a woman who jumped from i
sect.ad-story window.
The office of the Metropolitan Sewerag
Commission was in the building occuoied b]
Horace Partridge, and separated only by i
thin partition. One of the stenographer
for tbe Commissioners. Arthur Carter, i31
cripple, < being unau!? .to walk a step
Aiired Bridgeman and another den'
earned i/ueir uoipmdb uju.ii cue uuwu tue
stairs with the fl unas chasing tU?m to thvery
door. This wns but oue of tne msnj
acts of heroism performed in that briel
period, when every second of time aliuo?1
was worths human Jiie.
Tilly Hayues, of the United States Hotel,
offered the Firemen's Relief Association
$15,(X>0 if they would stop tae fir* and sav<;
his building. They woa the purs?.
A conservative estimate of the total losa
is t4,3C0,(JC0. The insurance will amount tc
about $4,<WU,OCO
An Oil Train Breaks in l'wo and the
Tanks lake l-'ire.
A terrible accident occurred on the New
York, Ontario and Western Railroad near
Munnsville, N, Y. An oil train broke iu
two while going up a grade, ths latter halt
or cne train uruiaiu^ msjaueugma waica
was close behind.
A terriffio explosion occurred, setting fira
to tbe oil tanks. 1 be fireman and engineer
of tbe engine ware instantly killed, as was
also tbe he* I bratcesmau of tbe oil tram.
The bla;: coul'l be seen miles tvoai cha
.scene of i.r accident.
Thb Fire Brigades of England
have iuv.ks i the fire departments in tb*
United Stmes to participate ia a proposed
?aod in t '. national fire congress and cxhibimh
ia L^uiwu naxt June.
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One of the most magnificent structures r
renaissance. This building is put up very ne
r Park from the lake. The building is 50Gx80T
bold and heroic. The general cornice line is f
[ 60 feet high and 5 feet in diameter. On each i
, feet Equare. The corner pavilions are connec
entrance leads through an opening 64 feet wid
surmounted by a mammoth glass aotne 130 fi
j agricultural industry. Similar designs are grt
are surmounted by domes 96 feet high, and ab
, figures, of herculean proportions, supporting
To the southward of the Agricultural Buil
Ball. This building is conveniently near one <
j building, is located a bureau of information.
. associations. On this floor there are also larg
, the Assembly room, which has a seating caps
fentlemen eminent in their special fields o(
? '?V
I f?.
? Grecian-Ionic in style, the Pine Arts Bui
f ia 500x330 feet, intersected nortb, east, south a
which is a dome 60 feet in diameter. The bui
, type of famous figure of Winged Victory. Tb
On either side are galleries 30 feet wide am
[ of the nave and transept, and on the walls both
sculptured panels In relief. The corners made
j> Around the entire building are galleries 4<
.' promenade and the naves are the smaller room
* Ou either aide of tbe main building, and oonn
various art exhibits.
t Tbe maiu building is entered oy iour groa
! of steps. Tbe walls of the loggia of the colon
J tbe arts. The frieze of the exterior walls and
: bas-relief of the masters of ancient art.
The general tone or color ia light gray stor
' Tbe construction, although of a tempora
staff," architecturally ornamented, while the
All light is supplied through glass sky-ligh
The building is located beautifully in the n
) the lagoon by beautiful terraoes, ornamented
the lagoon, where there is a landing for boat?.
I neighborhood of the building is ornamented w
| the "Cave of the Winds," and other beautiful
\ proportions.
I l
0 The Fisheries Building embraces a large
* arcades. The extreme length of the building
1 Government Building.
In the oentral portion is the general Fisi
the Aquaria. The exterior of the buildiag
f buildings.
j To the close observer the exterior of th
exerted all his ingenuity in arranging innume:
1 only fish and other sen forms for nis motif of t
1 The cost is about 1300,003.
In the center of the polygonal building is t
J which rises a towering mass of rocks, covered
' gush and drop to the masses of reeds, rushes a
? golden ides, golden Jencb, and other fishes disj
1 are ten in number, and have a capacity of 7001
Passing out of tbe rotunda, a great corrid)
9 of great tanks, and on the other a line of tanh
r arcade is about 15 feet wide. The glass fronts
t The total water capacity of-the Aquaria f
pounds, or almost 600 tons. Of this amount
tion, including reservoirs, there are about 80,0
of vulcanite. Tne pumps are in duplicate, an<
1 evaporating the necessary quantity at the V
'* thus reducing both quantity and weight fc
9 density was supplied lrotn Lake Michigan.
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? Notable fcr its symmetrical proportions, t
Columbian Exposition at Chicago. It tneasi
constructs?. within the building a gallery 5'
12 feet wide, from which visitors may survey 1
the main floor by 3) great staircases, the fligb
the mammoth building longitudinally, and an
: - glass and arches an area 333 by 1400 feet, and
1 acres of floor space.
' The Manufactures and Liberal Arts Build
[ nearly all of the other edifices The long arr!
1 elaborate ornamentation. In thi3 ornaments
c very attractive oarr.
The exterior ot the building is covered
immense arches are apparently of this beautil
i , There are four great entrances, one in the
< archway ol each being 40 feet wide and 80 feet
eagles 13 feet high, and on each side above th<
i figure* in bas-relief. At each corner of the mi
with the great portals.
The building occupies a mast conspicuous
of it is the United States Government huildin
separating it from the grpat island, whi^h in v
j Rendezvous in Hampton Roads April
j 17?Review in New York April 27.
Assistant Secretary of the Navy Soley,
' Admiral Gherardi and Commodore Raoasay
I hnld a conference at the Navy Department,
| "VVashinston, reg arding the changing of th?
date of the naval review.
> It was decided that the rendezvous should
take place in Hampton Roads, Virginia,
1 April 17. On April 21 the fleet will sail for
New York, where the review will be held on
the 27th of April.
While watching a bull fight from Linares,
Mexico, the building in which the battle
was going on collapsed and eight. apootators
were killed.
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aised for the Exposition is the Agricultural Bail
ar the shore of Lake Michigan, and is almost stu
feet, its longest dimensions being east and west.
(.1 feet above grade. On either side of the main ei
corner and from the center of the building pavi
ted by curtains, forming a continuous arcade are
9 into a vestibule, from which entrance is had to t
set high. All through the maiu vestibule statu
juped about all of the grand entrances in the mosl
ove these tower groups of statuary. The design
a mammoth globe.
Iding is a spacious structure devoted chiefly to a
jf the stations of the elevated railway. On the fl
This floor also contains suitable poaimittee and
;e and handsomely equipped waiting rooms. Broi
icity of about 15(X>. This Assambly room furnu
! work, embracing every interest connected wi
ilding is a pure type of the most refined classic ar
nd west by a great aare and transept 100 feet wid<
Jding is 125 feet to the top of the dome, which is!
ie transept has a clear space through the cent
134 feet above the floor. The collections of sci
i of the grouad floor and of the galleries are amp!
by the crossing of the nave anl transept are filled
) feet wide, forming a continuous promenade aroi
is devoted to private collections of paintings and c
eoted with it by handsome corridors, are very It
b portals, richly ornamented with architectural sci
nades are highly decorated with mured paintings
the pedimjnta of the principal entrances are orm
rv character, is necessarily fire-proof. The miii
roof, floors aad galleries are or iron.
ts ia iron frames.
orthern portion of the park, with the south front
with balustrades, with an immense flight of step
Tae north front faces the wide lawn and the gr
ith groups of statues, replio* ornaments of classi
examples of Grecian art The ornamentation als<
central structure with two smaller polygonal bail
is 1100 feet and the width 200 feet, it is located
leries exhibit. Ia one of the polygonal ouuatngs
is SpaaLsh-Romanasqus, which contrasts agreea
e buildias: cannot fail to be excsedingly interestin
rable forms ot capitals, modillions, brackets, corc
iejign. The roof of the building is of old Spanish
i rotunda 60 feet in diameter, in tie middle of wn
with moss and lichens. From clefts and crevii
nd ornamental semi-aquatic plants in the basin be
ort. Pro.a the rotunda one side of the larger si
) to 27.00 J.
jr or arcade is reached, where on one hand can t
:s somewhat smaller, ranging from 750 to 1500 gall
of the Aquaria are ia learta about 575 feat an l h
?xcluaive ot reservoirs, is 18,735 cubic feet, oraboi
about 40,000 gallons is devoted to the Marine e:
00 gallon?. The pumping aad distributiag plant
1 each has a capacity of 3030 gallons per hour. T
rood's Holl station of the United States Fish C
>r transportation abont 80 per cent; The fresh w
he Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building is 1
ires 1687 by 787 feet and covers nearly 31 acres, bf
9 feet wide extends around all four sides, and pro,
the va9t array of exhibits and the busy scene bt
its of which are 12 feet wide each. "Columbia
avenue of like width crosses it at right angles at
has its ridge 15!) feet from the ground. The buil
ins i" >n the Corinthian style of architecture, am
ly of columns and arches, which its facades pres
ition female figures', symbolical of the various a
with staff," which is trested to represent mi
;'ul material.
center of each facade. These are designed in the
; high. Surmounting these portals is the great
j side arches are great panels with inscriptions, an
iin building ara pavilions forming great arched et
place in the grounds. It faces the lake, witn only
5, south the HarOor and in-jutting lagoon, and wi
urt i? wooded and in oart resplendent with .1
Natives in Ease Africa Sustain a Fa
Severe Defeat.
Advices from East Africa state that the I
German troops have won an important vie- doi
tory over the hostile natives at Uniang- a c
wira. The German force was composed of dig
white soldiers and native levies. The hos- wa
tile natives made a stubborn resistance, but j
were defeated after a severe conflict with me
heavy loss. th?
The German loss included a German ser- wa
geant named Eittel and ten of the native Wa
? u; l.tll^rl anrl T.iontannnK Bother oiV?
soillima ikiin^vA ?.v?w-w
wounded. The defeat has caused general T
consternation among the hostile natives, and sot
it is believed will go far toward suppressing wa
resistance to German authority. dr
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ding. The style of architecture is classic t<
rounded by the lagoons that lead into the ti
For a single story building the design is
ttrance are mammoth Corinthian piilarp. tl
lions are reared, the center one being 144
mad the top of the building. The main t<
tie rotunda, 100 feet in diameter. This is n
lary has been designed, illustrative of the p
; elaborate manner. The corner pavilions k
for these domes is that of three female R
Live Stock and Agricultural Astembly f>
rst floor, near the mala entrance of the is
other rooms for the different lire stock p
id stairways lead from the first floor into ri
she? facilities for lectures, delivered by n
ith live stock, agriculture and allied in- tl
9 -3e.' S
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chitecrare. The building Is oblong, ana jj
3 aa i 70 feet high, at the intersection of ^
jurmounted by a colossal statue of the 0|
re of 60 feet, being lighted entirely from q,
upture are displayed on the main floor
e araas for di splaying the paintings and ai
with sai ill oictura galleries. ^
iad the classic structure. Between the
be collections of the various art schools. iQ
irge annexe-, which are also utilized by K
ilpture, and approached by broad flights
, illustrating the history and progress of ^
imented with sculptures and portrait* in 0)
a walls are ol solid briclc, cover el with
facing tha lagoon. . It Is separate 1 from
3 leading down from the main portal to m
oap of State buildings. The Immediate
c art, such as t&e unoragic mouumBab,
> iacluias 9tatua3 of haroic aad life-size
diags connected w'.fa it oa either end by rr
I to the northward of the United States u
ia th? Anglinsr exhibit and in the other w
bly ia appearance with that of the other a
g. for the architect, Henrv Ives Cobb, o'
ilcas and other ornamental details, using; at
i tile, and the side waiis 01 pie&uug cuiui. u
Ich is a basin or pool 26 feet wide, from to
ces in the rocks crystal streams of water
ilow. la this pool gorgeous gold Ushes,
jrles of Aquaria may ba viewed. These
>e viewed the opposite side of she series 1<
oq9 each in capacity. The corridor or
wo 8000 aqu*r<j teac of surface.
it 140,000 gallons. This weighs 1,192,425
rhibit. In the entire salt-water oircula* n
; for the Marine Aquaria is constructed R
he supply of sea water was secured by
^mmissioa to about one-fifth its bulk; ct
a tar required to ..aCoreit to its proper
i . >. m i ii. .... y.
r* ^ ty
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the mammoth structure of the World'' d
>ins: the largest Exposition building ever ,r
fecting from this are 86 smaller galleries, ti
llow. The galleries are approached upiou u
[ Aveuue," 50 feet wide, extends through ?
the center. The main root is of iron and ?
Idine, including its galleries, has about 40 ?
i in point of being severely classic excels t|
ent, is relieved from monotony by very fi
,rts and science?, play a conspicuous and ?
irble. The huge fluted columns and the J-i
i manner of triumphal arches, the central Q,
attic story ornamented with sculptured
id the spandrils are filled with sculptured fr
itrances which are designed in harmony |e
lawns and promenades between. North . ^
ist the Electrical building and the lagoon
H cvnrj o" viria'i hllac. . j
... . . sa
iteol'l'wo Men Who Attempted to jg
Save I'Jach Other.
lans Carlson and R. Myers, w;>re riding
;vn a swollen stream at Hinckley, III., on ,-n
ake of ice. After being carried a short f0
tance the ice lodged on a bank in shallow y,
ter. rc
Lt this time Henry Binder, seeing the in
n fhnntrhf: ha could driT?n out and rescue
>m. He had driven but a few feet in the gj
tor when his horsa plunged into deep tfc
tf r, taking Binder, buggy and ail out of ai
ht. or
Jpon seeing the condition of things Carl- h<
i took off his coat and plunged into the yj
iter to rescue Binder. They were both p]
owned, U]
jiliuokalani Makes Her First
Plea for Hawaii.
[he Hawaiians, She Save, Detest
the Annexation Idea.
A lengthy statement by LUiuolcUani, the
eposed Qaeen of Hawaii, has just been
jade public, which is the first statement
'hich the ex-Queen has made for publicaion
since the overthrow of the monarchy
n the islands. She states at the outset:
"I had resolved to maintain absolute
ilence throughout the negotiations, b?lievthat
the question would be settled on it:
olitical merits alone, but I am forced from
ly retreat by the slanders and cruel calualios
uttered against my person and charac;r
by thoso who are bsliev ed on account o(
leir diplomatic position, a nd who know
etter than they speak. I do not mean to rente
their utterances. I am a Queen."
The ex-Queen then ra.'ers to her recent at3nipt
to promulgate a new constitution and
aviews a number of facts, which, she claims,
?dherto take this step. Among othsr
lings she says:
"Shortly after my accession I made &
)ur of the islands. Nothing could be
lore affecting than the loyalty at my
eople. nut from every side petitions
epc, pouring in imploring me to
ive a new constitution. They contained
aousands of signatures, tbe names of tho33
rom all classes who felt that by the exiting
constitution the natives -were derived
of their just and inalienable
ights. I would not deprive one white
lan of one legitimate right, but under
Sis constitution any newly-arrived white
tan without interest or intention ot resi<
ence is placed as a voter over the heads ot
lousands of my subjects, to wnom God has
iven these islands and no other home. Bedee,
Hawaii is dear to the Hawaiian as
>.meric& is dear to its people."
Lilioukalani next refers to United States
Sinister Stevens as follows: "The position
iken by the present American Minister
as been constantly unfriendly and quarslsome.
The address he delivered td
ia on my accession would lead me
> suppose that he considered an Ameran
protectorate established at that day. It
a lecture and not an expression of searaable
sentiment I did think it a most inmsiderate
speech. Not one of the other
jpresentatives chose my coronation day as
ii occasion (or threats and penalties.
"At the time oertain men were being
rosecuted for rebellion and treason Mr.
tavens delivered his Decoration Day
>eech. He ridiculed the political trials,
[e drew comparisons most unfavorable
> Hawaii; be sneered at royalty, speaking
J monarch-cursed countries;, and the
uestion seriously presented itself to the
linds of many people if this speech did not
institute a glaring infraction of the duties
id courtesy pertaining to the represents
re of a foreign power."
The ex-Queen closes her statement as fol>
iws: "Tne Queen of Hawaii raises hor
ilemn note of protest. Hawaiians detest
le very thought of annexation, it is not
atagonism as yet to the CTnited States,
it ic is the overwhelming grief with which
ir native eyes shall behold any flag
amounting our fair shores, except that
le which is associated indelibly with the
lemories of our glorious past?glorious not
i might and battle, but in the noDle efforts
! our Nation to clothe itself with the fair
>be of enlightenment, raligion and comierce."
)oub!e Crime ot a Jealous Lover a)
Quincy, Mass,
Jealousy and unrequited love were th<
a uses of a probable murder and a suicide a
fuincy, Mass., the principals In the tragedj
oinop T7i/*fAWa T.a fa r*m ainkfaaM
^ "4, F kiA V Dl^UUUCU
ears, and Joseph Massey. a?ed about thirty,
he (jirl had been to 8 o'clock mass at St
ohn's Church, and was returning home un
ttended. Hassey, who had been waiting
>r her, followed her down Elm street to
rard her horns. A scofe or more other per>os
returning from church were also behinc
er. When the young woman had reached t
oint opposite the entrance to the oM Miller
itate, Massey stspped up near her, and
ithout any warning, draw a revolver and
red three shots at her in rapid succession.
The whole affair came so suddenly upon
le eye witnesses that they were for a mount
apparently paralyzed, and paid no atmtion
to Mass?y. He turned and had
alked leisurely 203 feet when the crowd
hich bad gathered ahoute.1: "3top that
ianl He has shot a girl!" Several meu
arted for him, but before he could be
rartaken he placed the revolver, which be
;ill held in his hand, to his head and fired,
te ball entering jiwt above and baci of the
ghtear. Without a word he fell over on a
ink of snow, dying in about ten minutes.
iansas Farmers Killed. in Destructive
Prairie Fires.
Prairie fires raged in Western K-tnsis for
earlv two days. News was received from
ussell County that seven persons were
lught between two fires and perished.
Their names were: William Bailey, Dave
[utchinson, Albert Moore, A. McDonald,
[rs. Lefevre and two whose names ward
Bailey was fearfjlly burned about the
reast and died in awful agony. The men
rere all farmers ani were out fuelling their
The prairie fire had been discerned aproaching
in the distance, and t.ie uufortu
ates bad made for an open.space where they
oped they might be enabled to light off the
irrent of tire. Quickly getting ,to work-,
ley cleared off the ground for several
ards around them, and as b>st they could
uga trench around the spac?.
Their efforts, however, were futile, for as
le fire approached the wind "arose, nnd,
banging just as it reached tieir frail corod.
whirled in one awful torrent and
uraed the poor victinu' lives oui before
aoy had hardly realized their daugar.
l Circular Saw Flies Up and Kills a
Hbrman Meinke and Amo3 Coan were
sing an old-fashioned machine saw at Wyodotce,
Mich., converting a lot of timber
ito logs anl stiek3. Meinke plac.nl an ex a
heavy ani knotty piece of wood on the
ibis. W nile tie adjusted it, he and Coaa,
ho stood directly back of him, were enaged
in conversation.
When the blade had duz its war about
alf through tha wooi it strucic a suag, aad
19 saw leaped from in aearings. la its
ight through the atr it took a slightly upard
direction and the blade struck Meinke
}uarely iu the oi'aast. The saw severed th9
03 as it tney were made o? paper, and,
irikin? the .ieart lull ia the centre, cut that
rgan iu two.
Aleinke wa3 thrown backward by the
>rce of the blow, and the saw, thus reased,
fldw over cue dead uiau's shoulder,
3d, striking Coan on the left arm, cus that
lemoer off aoout four inches batow the
toulder. Tha accidaat was cause 1 by tho
realcin^ of a woo leu screw witfl whieh the
iw bait been fastaned to the traaae.
,e Strangles a Girl to Show His Power
to Bring Her to Lile.
An Anabaptist fanatic has been arrested
? * ^ i. -C C?_ tT
LiRtrig, uoverninenc 01 ouraiuu, iau.vmo.
r hav.ng murdered a girl o? fourteen
jars. He had been preaching before a
oinfui of people in'a private house concerng
his power to raise the dead.
At the end of his sermon he strangled th?
rl with the consent of her parents, in order
tat he might demonstrate his pretended
)ility to bring her back to life. After pray s
and exhortations had continued for two
>urs the parents of the girl became conncadthathe
was an impostor, and combined
to the authorities, who locked him
. ? '-.x \
Secbetaby Off this Navy Hilabt A.
Herbert made his first visit to the Brook
lyn (N. Y.) Navy Yard in his official char
aeter. He was received with all the honor?,
and a salute of seventeen guns from the bati
tery at the Gob dock. He made a tour of
inspection and was dined by Commandant
( Two persons were killed and several injured
by the fall of a building in Chicago,
Samcei, \V. AllertOiY was nominated for
Mayor by the Republicans of Chicago, 111.
The Alabama National Bank of Mobile
Vina fnilpil and it.? Pr*>sirf?nfc F. H. Cllersup.
it ia said, used from 150,000 to $60,000 of the
| bank's money.
Jakes Howard and Will Morgan, two
troopers belonging to the Fifth United
States Cavalry, were drowned while ford
ing a creek south of Caldwell in the Cherokee
Strip, Indian Territory.
Secretary Hoki Shith has appointed
M. Cooper Pope, of Washington, Ga., Chief
of the Division of Lands and Railroads in
the Secretary's office of the Interior Department.
Secretary Morton has been compelled,
on account of insufficiency of the appropriation
for the seed division of the Department
of Agriculture, to sign an order dismissing
' about sixty employes of that division.
The President made the following nominatious:
William McAdoo, oi New Jersey,
to be Assistant Secretary of the Navy; E4!
ward B. Whitney, of New York, to b9 As'
sistant Attorney-General, in place of Abraham
K. Parker, resigned. Poatmaeters?
Robert B. Brown at MeadviUe, Pen a..- Dale
J. Crittenberger at Anderson,* lad.; Stephen
Smith at Tama. Iowa; Charles H. Long at
Tipton, Iowa; Joseph E, Swindlehurst at
L.vingston, Moat
Oekjcials of the Anglo-Australian Banlr,
which (ailed at Melbourne last year, were
found guilty of frauland'sentencei to penal
The clerks' onions of Chicago, III., will
Dbnxabk pensions all working peoplo
over sixty years of age.
The State of Colorado has a labor army
of 9670 workmen in 115 anions.
Pattern-kaxers have adopted a national
Insurance on their tosls of trade.
The Governor of Colorado favors com*
pulsory arbitration in labor troubles.
Seven thousand shopmen on the Uaioa
Pacific road have secured eight hours.
The preservation gang oa the Panama
Canal line has struck against a reduction of
In the State of New Ycrtrk daring 1S92
there were 1768 strikes^ involving 25,762
Bank clerks ot ftiladelphia waat the
State Legislature to pass a short-day law
for them.
The deaths from explosions in mines last
year numbered 120, against tit'ty-one in 1891
and 290 in 1890.
Gladstone recently told British laborers
that the establishment of the eight-hour
: system is practicable.
The Homestead iPenn.) Relief Committed
> announces that no more money is needed
for Homestead sufferers.
1 Engineers in the freight service of tha
' New York Central Railroad hav? been notii
fled that they must reside in AlDany.
Over one hundred thousand working
. women in New York are self-supporting.
Three ouc of every Ave support whole f ami ;
Seattle, Washington, wilt' furnisli the
; necessary tools to idle men who wish wor?c
' and win pay mem uxn-iy iur <ut ?m & wus
1 for the city.
Arkkd peasants and unemployed work:
men ore making demonstrations in t ie citv
of Lombardy, Italy, carrying flsgs with thj
inscription: "Bread, Work or Blood." *
It to said that there are 30. COO idle workmen
in Chicago, UL, and that the number
ia constantly increasing. The various union*
of the city have spent thousands of dollars
i in helping the unfortunates.
i Trades? unions of Nebraska have formed
i a State Federation,'to be known as the Ne>
braska State Labor Congress. It prjoojes
to establish central and local unions m every
i town and city in the State.
1 A nsw association of railroad?emp!oy?s
has been organized at Chicago. It is composed
of all classes of railroad employed, and
Is formed lor mutual protection, the ad- J
vancement of wages and shortening of
hours. I
In the Grand Duchy of - Luxemburg, persons
desiring work or help have now only to
Bend a postal card to the Director of tne
Postal Administration in order to have tue
wants advertised in every p 3s:offlse if. the
Grand Duchy.
THSBK.is great suffering among the cotton
spinners and operatives of Oldham, En x
land. There are i?,uuu uuempiojeu. iuuusands
of these are withouc fool ani fuel.
The local authorities ara overburdened with
demands upon them, aad private charity
hqa been exhausted by the coatiaual aad increasing
drain since last Novernoer.
Rivers and Creeks Overflowing Their
Floods caused by the melting of ice gorges
have caused an immense amount of da mage
to property and some loss of life in many
States, East and West.
Prom Fort Deposit, Md., comes a story of
a night of anxiety followed by a day of
flooded streets aad houses. Ail day the people
of the little Maryland town watched the
muddy waters of tne Susquehanna as they
swept by, and hourly expected the
river to overflow its banks and find a
channel for itself through their
streets. An ice gorge at Conotvingo, a
few miles above Fort Deposit, was holding
in check a great volume of waters. The
breaking of this gorge was dreaded. At 2
o'clock the gorge gave way, aad the aooa
let loose swept down, leaping the hanks and
spreading through Fort I>ep03it. For a time
the inhabitants did not know whether or not
their town would be carried away and
themselves drowned, but when the water
had reached the height of eight feet in the
streets and houses, it ceased to rise, l'he
flood remained at ths same height and out* 1
houses and everything not securely fixed
were swept off.
There was a general thaw in the Mohawk
Valley of New York. The small streams
were greatly swollen, and the river was
high. In nearly every village in the valley
the cellars were filled with water. Ttia
country roads were in a bad condition, and
some wore impassable. Tnere was a sudden
rise of the waters of Tonawanda Creek,
Batavia, N. Y., and the result was
an unprecedented flooding of many
acres ot land west of the city.
The western portion of the city was under
water, and nearly every cellar on ttte south
sido of VVesc Main street was full. The
Genesee River at Avon, N. Y., overflowed
its banks, and oa tno western side the flats |
were completely covered with water from
six to eighteen inches deep. Large cakes of
tha fr*ar? x q maHa t.no nasqajra I
lUO glHUJ UIO' ? I Oof
trains difficult aad dangerous.
Much damage was caused by melting ice
gorges in Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna,
ScbuylKill aud Delaware rirars.
The loss of property by swollen streims
was enormous iu Michigaa, Nebraska, Wisconsin
and Minnesota.
Ork.it excitement is reported from vvmfleld.
Lake County, Xnd., wbere workmen en
gace l iu digging a well struck a deposit of
iilver and iron ore ten feet below the surface.
An expert, to whom a sampl# of the
ore was submitted, says that it contains
sixty per cent, of pure silver. The bed is
about ten feet thick, and the ore is mixed
, with clay and rock. 1
Affairs of the New Administration
at Washington.
The President Makes His First
- Batch of Appointments.
ISAAC KJgrr 03AT. * f
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President Clevelan 1 seat *? fee United
States Senate tfaesa nominations: '
To be Ministarto Mexico? Isaac P. Gray,
of Indiana.
To be Consul General at Ijondon?Patrick
A. Collin?, of MassacHuiftts.To
be Fourth Assistant Postmaster-Gen*
era!?Robert A. Marv*al\ of New York.
To be Assistant Sacretary of State.?Jo*
iahQulncy, of Massic'ametts.
Isaac Posey Gray U <\n Ohloan by birth
and at present lire* at Union City, lad. Be
was a Republican until 1372, when he joined
the Greeley movement, in 1874 he was
nominated for Lieutenant-Governor of Indiana
bv the Democrats as a renrt seatatire
of the Gfreeley fo'W>ra on the same ticket
with Bias Jeans Wildtms. and was elected.
Toward ttw close of his administratis
Governor Williams <U?d and Mr. Gray astamed
the duties of Governor of the State.
In 1880 he was a candidate for the Democratic
nomination for Governor, bo*
was defeated by Frank Landers, of
Indianapolis, and put upon the ticket
with him for second olace. This ticket was
defeated by one headed by Albert G-. Por- '
ter, late Minister to Itiiy. Four yt are later ' . v$ 1
Mr. Gray was nominated for Governor by '
the Democrats and was elected, and would
have been renominated for a second term .
but for the fact that tUe Constitution of Indiana
prohibited a Governor from filling
two terms in succewioo. Daring the late ;
campaign Mr. Gray was a candidate for .*<
the nomination tor the Presidency, and had
the delegation of his Slate behind him; bat
he withdrew.
Patrick A. Collins, of Boston, was bora
near Fermoy, County of Cor?r, Ireland, i
March 12,1844; came to the Unite! States
In 1848; received a common school educa- {
tion; was in early Isf ?an upholsterer; load
law in the Harvard -Law School-Had in Bos- ' .
ton, where he has practiced since his' admission
to the Bar in 1871; was a member of -y&j
the Massachugatts Soma of Representatives
in 1838 and 1869, and of the Massachusetts
Senate in 1870 and 1871; was Judge Advocate-General
of Massachusetts in 1875; was
elected to the Forty-eight Congress and was
re-elected to tbe Fort?-ninth Congress as a
Democrat; re-elefctea to the Fiftieth Congress.
Robert A. Maxwe 1 is a retired ma later,
of Batavia, N. if. For twenty years he has
been prominent In tbe politics of New York,
and is recognfzad as a Democrat of the old > '
school Mr. Mar Well if as one of the leading
spirits in the "anti-snapper" convention
and has long been .the warm, personal
friend of Mr. Cleveland and PostmasterGeneral
Bissell. About a year ago Mr.
Maxwell was removed <trom ' the office of
State Insurance Commissioner by Governor
Flower. ,'#2
Josiah Qaincy is one of the politicians of
the younger school vruo has woa the confidence
of President Cleveland. He is about
thirty-four years or as* an 1 en joys tbe distinction
of being the last of tile historic
Qaincy family, of Massachusetts He was
in charge of the literary bureau of the last
Hawaiian Treaty Withdrawn.
President Cleveland sent to the Senate a
message withdrawing the Hawaiian treaty
which has been pending in the Senate.
Tbe message was snor; and to the point,
the President simp.y requesting the Senate rjs
to transmit to tno Exs.-ntive the propotad
treaty with Hawaii, l'ae message was received
without coalmenc on the floor of the
Senate. .
Republican Senator* regarded this action
~r f.ha PrMirlent as in line with the course
pursued by Mr. Cleveland in withdrawing '
the Nicaraguan treaty swat to th9 Senate by
Mr. Arthur in the c osiuj days of his administration.
Democratic Senators looked upon the act
from a tiro-fold point of view, some taking
the ground that it showel Mr. Cleveland to
be against annexation or American inter*
ference. Others h-?ld that he would send in
another treaty more to hu< liking.
It was understoo i t lat the reas jn for the
withdrawal of the treaty by President Cleveland
was because hi was opposed to the
treaty in its present form. 'Whetheror not
he would favor the mitring of another treaty,
and whether it would oe an annexation
treaty or not, could not be said on authority.
I but a person wno had talkel wita the Presi(
dent on the subject said that another treaty
would be maoe. * \
It was estimated thaf the President -would
I suggest either by nws*a?e or personally to
I Senators, that a co nmittee be appointed to
' visit the Hawaiian Islands this year, during
the interval between the adjournment of the
special session of ths Senate and th9 reconvention
of the nexc i Congress.
President Cleveland heretofore, has been
quite solicitous on this point, and made inquiries
as to whether or not the resolution
providing for sucn a co umisiion had gone
through. He had hem apparently under
the impression that it luw been adopted,
do lont-naH that it ha.i not been, but that
'.he Senate had authority alone to provide
for such a commission, probably to consist
of Senators, and that the contingent fund
of the Senate could bs dr ivu on for tuia
Bill Call-* o i Cleveland
Senator David B. Hrll. of New York, a
few days ago visite t fr^i'ietit Cleveland at
the White House by appointment, presumably
arranged by uon^ressmau R >ckwell, of
New York, during a visit to Mr. Cleveland. I
That his visit was more than a mere per- . functory
call is atteste 1 by the length of the
interview ? twenty minutes?and during
that time Mr. Cleveland received no oards
from the waiting uoiitictans in the Cabinet
room. Mr. Hut came early. The
great flood o! office seekers had
not yet begun to flow into ,
' *V r\i/l I (T
the wmte House. no pa-Krau. K?piuij
through the ballwiy'ii the public pare of
the mansion into the roo n of IVivatd Sacre- ,
tary Thurber, wno evidently had been .
posted, for he usher41 Mr. Hilt into the adjoining
executive o01:e without a mojaaat's
A MtffiDEfitfi LYNCHED.
He is Taken From the Sheriff by a ,
Colored Mob.
Rufus Kay wool, a colored planter, was
assassinated by Lie Walton, a notorious
colored desperado, at Nit tar Yuoia. Miss.
After robbing his victim Walton fled, but
was run down by bloodhounds and captured
next morning. He was taken to Nitta
Yuma, where he was guarded by the Sheriff
until the arrival of the train for Rolling
Fork, the county seat. Just before the train
arrived a mob of 500 colored men overpowered
the Soeriff and took the murderer to
the scene of his crime, where he was hanged
to a limb and his body tilled with bullet*.
Gekmant baa announced through Chan*
cellor yon Caprivi a thoroughly oonoommit- #
tal attitude on the currency queetioa.

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