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DAYS OF PERIL The Steamer Teutonic Caught by a Cyclone RUNNING BEFORE A GALE Great Waves Coat the Vessel in Ice and Nearly Swamp Her The Captain Remains at His Po3t With His Feet and Hands Frozen - A Child of the Tempest. £p«ci»! tn Tn« Iliß*r.D New York, July !>.—Never has an ocean greyhound had such*a wrestle with wind and sen as that which the Teutonic ended ' this morning when she a teamed wearily up tlie North River, masts, .spars, yards, funnels, <leeks and sides all' aglitter so she looked like some strange phantasy of the Polar sea. It was nearly SOB clays since she dropped down the Mersey and the "01 human beings she hore rushed eagerly ashore to tell their perils, of days and nights they had seen, and the dra matic adventures they had. The big ship found a storm waiting for her where the Atlantic meets Southampton Point off Ireland. With the closing of night a week ago last Thursday the wind hegau to whirl and the sea to lift itself and dash (pray over the laboring ship until her decks were as glassy as a skating pond. The thermometer fell rapidly on Friday, as the Teutonic pushed through this sort of weather. (Saturday the weather began to quiet, and waves sank gradually that day and Sunday to a long swell; hut Monday aft ernoon came a change. By nightfall the Wind was sweeping the decks s i that no , man could walk them without holding to the rail, and the sea was piling up in front and tossing masses of freezing water over the boat. The storm rose swiftly until a seventy-mile gale was blow ing, and thi' Teutonic was lifted one mo ment upon lofty crests to he hurled the next instant Into abysses. By morning, a tempest was raging such as no one on ' that ship hail ever been through. And its fury increased. Such waves had never been seen before, Crests towered fully two hundred feet in air and an Arctic wind ' are off those crests with terrific noise anil whirled them into spray, which showered on the vessel in the form of snow. One huge wave leaped upon the vessel and flooded the officers' mess room. It tore away the iron work, poured tons of water on the decks and into the compart ment, and the crash of its stroke was like tJ.e splitting of a mountain in an earth quake. Hardly had the ship recovered from this shock wdien a second wave threatened. This rose beside the vessel, as long as it was. It kept on rising until its white crest was near a hundred feet above the topmast of the Teutonic. Then the wind snapped off the streamers at the top. t he whole wave curled, hesitated, fell upon the vessel, tons, upon tons of water dropping from midheaven and burying the.ship completely. The smoking room was tilled with men and in rushed the ice cold water, sweeping everything he fore it. The Teutonic rose from under the weight and staggered on. Captain Cameron, standing on the bridge, saw the tempest was too strong. In all her long history the Teutonic lias never turned her face from the foe. Waves have threatened, but she has pushed straight into them; the tempest has whirled, hut she has kept to her course. But this tempest was too much for her, ami theCcaptain gave the order for a change pf course and the ship staggered and reeled around. She had turned tail to the tempest and her engines .started at full speed. She flew before it, great waves hurling and throwing themselves upon her stern and the great wind making her roll from side to side. For four hours she ran before the wind. Even then she was not out of peril, for the cyclone was all about her and the winds were shifting round and round, lashing the sea to madness, so the huge waves rose now ahead, now on broadside und now astern. Wednesday night was a night of terror. Several lifeboats were swept away anil the waters falling upon the decks filled the interior of the ship with a continual crash and roar. At one instant the Teutonic rose on her stern until the bow was nearly perpendicular. Xe.\t she plunged downward until the stern was where the bow had been. In the midst of this chaos of matter and force, when the wind was at the highest, when the cannonading storm was at its heaviest there was a faint cry in one of the cabins, so faint that the ship's surgeon and stewardess, bracing them selves and stooping over the little form frp/u which the cry came, could hardly hear it. A new soul had come into the world, born witli the waves as a god mother and the wind as godfather—child \of the tempest. It was a little girl, and jher mother, Mrs. Robinson, was on her way from England tn Canada to join her .husband. He had met with misfortunes Mi England, and had gone to Canada to •And comparative prosperity, a few months before. And she, voyaging to join him, had brought a child into the World before its time, because of her fright. It was a poor, weak, little thing, this child of the stormy sea, and it only lived until morn ing. The next morning the fury of the ele ments had abated somewhat and the ship was again steaming into the frothing, savage storm, coated with ice several inches deep. The thermometer was at zero and heavy snow falling. It was full six inches deep upon the ice of Steamers' decks and piled here and there into drifts that could easily have hurried a man. All night, U3 the night before, most of the passenger!) stayed in the saloon. The I cabins were not tenable. Even a rail anil bed clothing wrapped round and round would not wedge them into their berths. l.ifcpreservors, leaping from their racks, lanced round and round, cuffing the passengers over the ears and breaking glassware on tho washstands. So the pass emjpiri sat together in the saloon, keeping THE HERALD LOS AXGELES, SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 10, 1895.—TWENTY-FOUR PAGES. up a brave front and talking together, thinking all the wdiile of the lifeboats that, as they knew, had got ready for lowering if by chance anything should happen. But with the abating of the tempest came a new form of assault. The air grew colder and Thursday the thermometer dropped below zero, a heavy fog rolled up and through it came a blinding snowstorm, fairly chok ing the decks of the ship. The gale was blowing over 40 miles an hour, and the sea being warmer than the air sent up a thick steam that, combined with the fog and snow, made the air opaque. Friday morning the wind went, down somewhat and the fog lifted enough for the steamer to go ahead slowly. And so the Teutonic; sailed into Sandy Hook, wdiere" she arrived Friday evening and then, and not till then, did her Captain leave the bridge. He had been there for eighty seven hours continuously. He had stood there with feet, nose and hands frost bitten, and when the doctor examined him he found his left eye was frozen and that sight will, in all probability, never return tn it, HAS NOT WENT YET Preliminary Arguments In the Gunst Case Commenced In Court San Francisco, Feb. 9.—Preliminary ar guments were heard today in the applica tion for a writ of quo warranto to oust from the office of a Police Commissioner of San Francisco, Moses A. Gunst, ap pointed by Governor Markham on the last day of his term, and seat in his stead Stewart Men/.ies, appointed by Governor JJudd. The entire question hinges upon the Governor's right to remove the Police Commissioners. A GRAND WEDDING MISS ANNA GOULD'S COUNT TALKS OF MARRIAGE If It Can Be Arranged the Ceremony Will Be Performed |by Bishop Corrlgan and Will Be a Great Affair. Special to Thk Herald. New York, Feh. !).—Count Pc Castellane went to Irvington today to visit his fiancee, Miss Anna Could. Concerning the wedding the young nobleman said: "If it can he arranged 1 would like to be married in the Cathe dral by Archbishop Oorrigan, and have a grand wedding. Miss Gould, of course, is a Presbyterian and a dispensation will he required. '' I have just cabled my father and mother the news of my engagement. They will be present at our marriage. My brother will also come to this country. In Case the marriage does not take place at the Cutludral it will be solum ntJted at George Gould's house on Fifth Avenue,'* LOS ANGELES SPEAKS A Big Petition for Woman's Suffrage Presented to the Assembly Sacramento, Feb. 9.—ln the Assembly this morning, Bulla of Los Angeles pre sented a petition, which, he said, was sev eral hundred feet long and contained the names of several thousand citizens who de mand full suffrage for women. Waymire introduced a substitute bill for one prepared by Attorney-General Fitz gerald to provide for a drag-net investiga tion of corruption in San Francisco. 'The substitute bill is presented at the instance of tiie Union League Clubs of San Fran cisco. It; provides that of the three in vestigating commissioners one shall be appointed by the Covernor, one by the Speaker of the Assembly, and one by the President of the Senate, Their first duty shall be to investigate election frauds ana report to the present Legislature, if possi ble, and next to investigate the other frauds and corruptions. The question of attaches, which never fails tp provoke a row in the Assembly, was the cause of another acrimonious de bate. Boothby of San I'rancisco begun it. lie offered a resolution releasing Assem bly attaches from compliance with the rule which compels them to answer at a roll-call in the Assembly chamber every morning at 9:30 o'clock or to forfeit the day's pay. Spencer opposed the resolution, saying: "It seems to me that the majority of this house doesn't want these attaches to do anything. To answer this roll-call is about all that most of them are now doing. It is now proposed to excuse them from that duty, so that they will have nothing to do hut to draw their breath and draw their pay. But lam not going to offer any objection, and thus waste the time of the Legislature. It is plain to me that the majority of the Assembly favors this sort of thing, and I realize that 1 am powerless to effect any change." Dixon of San Francisco BtOUtly opposed the Boothby resolution. He declared the Assembly's attitude on tile attache ques tion to lie outrageous, lie asserted that there was on the pay roll of the Assem bly,' drawing |8 a day as a clerk, at. least one San Franciscan who had not been in Sacramento but once or twice since the session began. This particular man is begging that he has not missed a meal in San Francisco during the ses sion. Dixon said there were other cases equally notorious. Finally, after mo tions to lay on the table aiid Indefinitely postpone had been wrangled over and de feated, the Boothby resolution was put to a vote and defeated by a vote of li' to 13. McCarthy of San Francisco at once of fered a resolution directing Rev. O. S. Bomers, the colored chaplain of the as sembly, to be present in the assembly at 9:80 o clock every morning to offer prayer for the Assembly attaches and employees. Speaker Lynch declared the resolution OUtof order. . Hatfield of Sacramento offered a reso lution that any member hereafter bring ing up the question of attaches lie docked one day's pay for the first offense, and that for each succeeding offense the line be doubled. This resolution was referred to the committee on rules. At 12:;f0 the assembly adjourned. MONEY FOR THE MILITIA The senate Committee Divides the Appropria tion Bill. Sacramento, Feb. 9.—The Militia Ap propriation Bill has been divided and the Senate Committe on Military affairs has recommended an appropriation of $142, - 325, as the first appropriation for the payment of claims of soldiers who served during the late strike, l or the past two weeks theQomraittee on county tiovernnient have been working on the fee bill. This bill will go the Senate on Monday. ■ The bill' prohibiting the sale, manu facture or disposal of cigarettes, intro duced by Senator Gekford, has passed the Senate without debate. It is now declared that its chances for passing the Assembly arc good. The county government bill will not be reported for a week at least. FOR SAN PEDRO Senator White Wants Engineer Benyaurd's Report. CONGRESS MUST READ IT Comparatively Little Money Needed to Make a Harbor The Production of the Expert's Report Will Have a Oood Effect on the Action of the Commerce Committee. Special ioThs Hkrai.d. Washington, Feb. f.—The Secretary of War today, in response to a resolution introduced several days ago by Senator White of California, has sent to congress tlir report of Colonel Benyaurd on Wil mington harbor, California, winch has not et been made public. Senator White had been informed that such report had been made and introduced this resolution for the purpose nf calling to the attention of the members of the Senate Commerce Committee the opinions expressed of San IVdro by this tiovern ment engineer. Colonel licnyaurd estimates that it will require $892,726 for further improvement of this harbor, lie states that the appro priation of |SI,OOO made by the River and Harbor act of was expended in ob taining a depth of Pi feet at low tide. He urges necessity of steps being taken to in crease the depth of the inner harbor to ac commodate vessels drawing more than Hi feet of water. Such' vessels could come through the entrance at high tide, and if the inner harbor was deepened, could safely limit anchor. He thinks that the channels could be deepened at the entrance ajul inner chan nels dredged between the harbor lines as far as the head of the wharves. In the inner harbor,he thinks, channels 400 feet wide and H feet deep should he continued to the wharves. He suggests that portions of the timber work cast of the jetty be removed and replaced with stone, and ultimately that the inner basin be enlarged as the demand of commerce may warrant, He states that the success of dredging on the South Atlantii ast, where the movement of sand is far more extensive than at San Pedro, warrants a belief that ■the entrance could lie deepened and maintained at moderate expense by like operations. Senator White believes thai this report will have considerable effect on the the future action of the Commerce t'onnuit tce in dealing with San Pedro. I FLORIDA'S FREEZE THE VEGETABLE CROP OF THE STATE DESTROYED Pineapples and other Tropical Piuits Ruined — Ice Formed at Nearly All Points— Palm Beach Kscapcd. Jacksonville, Fin., Feb. !).—The full ex tent of the damage by the cold wave In Florida, " ill be hard to estimate for .some days because reports will he slow in com ing front all points, besides much will depend on the weather that follows dur j big the next week. After the freeze of j December, the weather moderated grad ually, and it was fully ten days before ' the normal temperature was restored. ! This fact probably saved a large amount !of damage to the oranges which might I have been done by a sudden warming of air and exposure to the hot sun. Advices from different sections of the State cite the effect of this freeze, and state that the damage is equal, if not greater than that of the December freeze. The area id low temperature has extend ed as far south as before, and vegetation was not in as strong a position to stand the cold as then. To recoup the loss of oranges, many orange growers had plant ed vegetables. They had started a vigor ous growth, and were developing to the point where they could be damaged by severe cold. Then came the second freeze- It appears now that the vegetable crop of Florida is an entire loss. Older orange trees throughout the State had already shown signs of putting out a new growth along the Halifax and Indian rivers and in the southern portion of the orange belt had conic to bloom. Far as can be learned this bloom and new growth has been de stroyed. It is usually considered that a budded orange tree will be injured by a temperature of 22 degrees continued for a few hours. Sap was running up into the trees, making them more susceptible to cold than in December, when they were in their dormant condition. Pine apples were also beginning to bloom in the India River country and now have been ruined; but it is probable that the pineapples on Lake Worth have escaped. The following are the lowest tempera tures registered at the various points named during the freeze of the past week: Jacksonville, 14, with ice two inches thick; Titttsville, IS; Tampa, I 22, with snow storm; Jupiter, 26] Key West, 48; Pensaoola (as low as any pOint ill the state where the government I has a weather bureau) 12} Boniface, 12, where the vegetables are killed; Gaines ville, 13, .with heavy loss to orange trees 1 and vegetables; Red Rock, l(i; Rochelle, 14; Anclote, 28. with snow which is un precedented: Silver Springs Park, 18, vegetables and strawberries reported ruined: Callahan, 18; vegetables de stroyed; Seville, 18, and Phoenix, lfi. Advices from Palm beach and Lake Worth tonight are that the damage atone there is very slight. The latest indica tions are that there will he a slight frost la the northern portion tonight, followed by wanner weather and rapid disappear ance of the cold wave. THE GUATEMALAN AFFAIR Mexican Officials Reticent Regarding Final Action in the Matter. City of Mexico, via Laredo, Texas, Feb. 9.—There is no change in the Guatemalan matter. The Mexican officials will not give out any information, despite all re ports to the contrary. However, it is learned on good authority that Guatemala has not receded from her original an swer to Mexico, and is still rushing troops to the frontier. HELD UP A STAGE Oklahoma Outlaws Run Down by Officers-One Killed Kansas City, Mo., Feb. O.—A special to the Times from Xewkirk, O. T., says: The lllackwcll overland roach was heM np and robbed this afternoon by two out laws named Johnson and Stratton. To night Johnson's corpse lies in the city jail and Stratum is safely behind the bars, the result of active work on the part of the City Marshal. Word was lirst received of the robbery late this afternoon. City Marshal Austin, Deputy Sheriff Masters and a few other deputies immediately started in pursuit. Although the robbery occurred some dis tance out of town, the pursuers had re ceived an accurate description of the out laws and the direction they took. The outlaws were righted within an hour and in another hour were in tow. They were exhausted from their long chase when their pursuers linally came upon them, ami although they showed resistance, were easily overcome. A short, fusillade of shots ended in John son being fat.ahy shot. Stratum then gave up and both were taken back to N'ew kirk. Johnson died on the way. Btrat ton refuses to talk,and it is not known how much booty they secured. If any, it was probably thrown aside while they were being chased, as mine was found upon them. None of the posse were injured. IT LACKED ECLAT fHE COUNTESS OF WARWICK'S BALL WAS A FAILURE Absence of the Prince and Princess of Wales and Other Members of the Royal Fam ily the Cause. Sneolal tn The Herald. London, Feb. 9.—Stranpe gossip is go ing around in society about a great fancy hall at Warwick Castle. The Countess of Warwick intended that this hall should he a historic entertainment taking rank with the famous Egllton tournament. She had counted On the presence of the Prince of Wales, the Duke and the Duchess of York, hut it was intimated at the last moment that those royalties could not accept the Invitations. It now leaks out that the Princess of Wales strongly disapproved of the Prince or Duke or Duchess jroing to Warwick Cas tle. The Prince at'the outset insisted on attending, hut finally the Princess inti mated that she would indefinitely prolong her stay ahroad if he carried out his In tention. Asa matter of fact, she did not return until he had declined the invita tion. The result was that the hall, though gorgeous ivid picturewpue, lacked the eclat which royalty would have given it, and failed to create the sensation in tended. A PRINCE'S LOVE REAL ROMANCE SURROUNDS A MUR= DER AND SUICIDE Porcccl to Marry a Child, the Heir to Millions Slays His Mistress and Then Kills Himself. RpnrUl toTiiK Rrrua London, Feb. o.—The circumstances of the recent suicide of Price sturdza make ;t thrilling romance. The young man was heir to many millions ami noble names. Two years ago he fell in love with Grirela Boga, the daughter of a poor shoemaker. His parents did all in their power to force him tn marry against his will. They offered the girl a large sum if she would leave Bucharest, but this was un successful. Three weeks ago Prince Sturdsa allowed himself to he married to Marie Cuntaeuzpne, 17 years old and pretty. Prince Sturd/.a did not see his mistress, hut he exchanged telegrams and letters with her. On the Ist inst. he rose while it was still dark, drove to the house of his mis tress, opened the door with his key and found her sleeping. He sat Upon the bed, shot her through the breast while she slept, and then turning the weapon shot, himself. The young man, who is de scribed as cultured and talented, was gen erous to a fault. A TENNIS PLAYER MRS. CLEVELAND HAS FINE MUSCU LAR DEVELOPMENT No Amount of Handshaking Wearies the Lady of the White House—Elaborately Writ ten Fairy Stories. Special to The Herald. Washington, Feb. o.—Mrs. Cleveland no one is more amused than herself in reading the various accounts of how after each large reception at the White House when she has gone through a siege of handshaking, her arm next day is perfectly useless, stiff and swollen to twice its normal size. The fact is that not a word in all these elaborate treat ises upon the painful condition of her arm is true. No amount of hand shaking wearies her and the reason she gives for this is that before coming to Washington she was an ardent tennis player. It is to her unusual amount of exercise in this game that Mrs. Cleveland attributes her tine development of muscular strength that has since stood her in good stead in the matter of hand shaking. LAID DOWN HIS WOE Suicide of a Prominent Young San Francis co Man. San Francisco, Feb. 9,—Ralf R. Selby, well-known a real-estate dealer, and a member of an old family, shot himself through the head this afternoon. There is no reason known for the suicide of Selby, except that since the death of his wife three years ago he has been subject to melan cholia. He was about thirty-five years old and was the son of Thomas Selby, the founder of the ISelby Smelting Works, und Mayor of bin F'runciaco thirty years ago. REBELS' FATE Leaders of the Hawaiian Revolt Sentenced to Death QUEEN LIL IS TO BE TRKD Her Ex-Majesty Charged With Treason and Conspiracy Only Two of the Insurrectionists Are Ameri can Citlzcns--Three of the Men Will Be Banished. Victoria, B. C, Feb. 9.—The steamer WarrimOO arrived from Honolulu at mid night and the Associated Press corres pondent, writing up to Saturday last, says: There isja lull in affairs and quiet will probably reign until the military court now sitting will have finished its work. A large number of conspiracy eases are yet to he tried and the probabilities are thai the court will sit for two or three weeks at least. (treat interest is attached to the forth coming trial of the Queen. The govern, nieut claims to have more than sufficient evidence to convict her of treason. What her punishment will be in case of convic tion it is' hard to conjecture. Her case will probably come up on next Monday. She is chaeged with treason. The charge reads: "Treason, by engaging in open rebellion against the republic of Hawaii; by at tempting by force of arms to overthrow and destroy the same; by levying war against the same, and by adhering to the enemies of the republic of Hawaii, giving them aid and comfort within the Hawaiian Islands and elsewhere." Second—"Treason, by aiding, abetting, procuring, counseling, inciting, counte nancing and encouraging others to com mit treason and to engage in open rebel lion against the Republic of Hawaii, and to attempt by force of arms to overthrow the same, and to adhere to the enemies of the Republic of Hawaii, giving them aid and comfort in the Hawaiian islands and elsewhe re." There are six specifications in the charge. The military commission has brought in (hidings in twenty-four cases. Their names are: R, W. Wilcox, S. Now lein, H. F. Berteltnan, Carl Widemann, \Y. H. <\ (ireig, Louis Marshall, W. C. Lane, J. & June, C. T. (iulick, W. H. Riokurds, W. T. Seward, T. B. Walker, Solomon Kauia, Pelalma, Lot Lane, Thomas Poole, J. Kalakukoa, Robert Talau, J. W. Kippikane, Kiliena, Joseph ( lark, I). Januha, W. Widdifield, Joea Kikeahi. Of the foregoing D. Januha and J. Kal akukoa were acquitted. The others were all found guilty and their sentences were lixed by the commission subject to re view by President Dole. The sentences vary much, all the way from sentences of death to imprisonment for five years with fines. The longest sentence for treason by the Hawaiian statute is im prisonment for live years and a tine of not less than $r>u(H>. The six leaders were all sentenced to lie hanged. They are Charles T. GrUlick, William Richard, Robert Wilcox, Samuel Nbwlein, William T. Seward and Henry Bertelman. Gulick was bnrn in this country, Riek arda is an Englishman, Wilcox a Hawaiian. The only one of the four who is entitled to the protection of the United States is William T. Sewanl. As yet no date has been set for the executions. The only important case tried before the mili tary court since the departure of the Australia was that of V. V. Ashford. He is charged with treason. A batch of twenty native rebels charged with treason is now occupying the attention of the court. Tnited States Minister Willis has changed his attitude somewhat, since last advices. He is not so belligerent in his demands. His latest communication to the Government is a request that if the death penalty is imposed in the cases of any Americans the execution he post- poned until he can communicate with his Government. The British Minister has made a similar request. Thus far but two men who claim American protection have been tried. They are Louis Marshall, charged with open rebellion, and Thomas Walker, who pleaded guilty to the charge of treason. The Government has decided to banish three persons from the islands for com plicity in the rebellion. They are J. E. Cranston and A. Muller, for conspiracy to use dynamite, and .1. B. Johnstone, a special police officer who turned traitor. The men will be sent in the Warrmoo, leaving for Victoria. Cranston and Mul ler were to blow up the Central Union church on the night when the rebellion broke out. Of the three exiles who arrived Johns tone is a British subject, Cranston an American and Muller a Oerman. They say they do not know what they were arrested for. They were given no trial, were kept confined without com munication and did not know they were to leave until the Warrimno whistled to leave. Johnstone will remain at Van couver but the others say they will not leave the steamship hut will return on her to Honolulu when she goes hack. They claim that they have been victims of a gross outrage. The schooner Norma arrived at Hono lulu on January 30th with a cargo of sal mon, fifty-six days from Olaxton. Xo trace of opium or arms was found,and an other sensation was spoiled. The steamer Daisy Kimball, recently purchased by an Hawaiian tirm, was wrecked on the coast of Hawaii January 26th ami proved to be a total loss, She was insured fur $;jr>,ooo. F. M. Hatch, Minister of Foreign Af fairs, may resign shortly and leave for San Francisco to reside. His successor will probably be W. X. Armstrong, for merly of the Xe.v York bar. To ohtuin a decision of his exact status, a prominent proiwrty holder un der the Republic, wrote to Minister Wil lis yesterday to learn what position he occupied in the United States—whether PRICE FIVE CENTS. he is still subject to the income tax and at the same time cannot look to the American Government lor protection. A CUBAN REVOLUTIONIST Everything In the Island Said to Be Ripe for an Outbreak Tampa, Fla., Feb. 9.— Gonzales Ques eda, secretary of the Cuban Revolution ary party in this country, in an inter view today, said: "A revolution in Cuba is imminent. Everything is ripe for it. We have plenty of money already raised in the United States to carry on a successful war against Spain, and we can double It before July Ist. The cigarmakcrs here have already given me $00,000 for the cause, and are ready to raise $100,000. more if necessary. Key West has given even more generously. "From here I go td arouse the patriot ism of the Cuban Islanders in Jackson ville, Ocala, Philadelphia and New York and then to the Cuban colonies in South America. We shall have several millions of dollars in hand before the summer is over and we can strike hard lor Cuban liberty. "There will never be an attempt to in vade Cuba by her exiles until there is a strong uprising front within. Then they can expect aid from us and we have the means to help them." AFTER A BANKER I. W. HELLMAN SHOT AT BY A BROKER The Would-be Murderer Turn' the Gun en Himself and Suicides—Cause el the Trouble. San Francisco, Feb. 9.—lsaals W. Hell man, the well known financier and presi dent of the Nevada Bank, had a narrow escape from death this morning. He had left his residence to walk down to the bank, as is his custom, and had not proceeded far when a man, who had evi dently been lying in wait for the banker, stepped out from a doorway and pointed a pistol at him. The latter quickly struck at the weapon with his stiok which the would-be assassin grasped. After a brief struggle Hellman turned and ran toward the corner. The man tired twice at the rapidly retreating banker, but his aim was bad and Hellman was un hurt. Then, apparently satisfied that one or the other of his shots hail taken effect, the man deliberately shot himself through the forehead. Hellman quietly walked back, picked up his hat, which had been knocked off in the struggle with his assail ant, and returned to his house, before con tinuing his walk to the bank. To his coolness in using his stick he undoubtedly owes his life. A bullet could hardly have missed its mark at such close range. The suicide was taken to the Receiving Hospital, where he died in the afternoon. His name is William Holland, a curb stone stock broker, who was arrested about six weeks ago, charged with pre senting a forged check at the Nevada Bank. When taken to the bank for iden tification, the teller was at first doubtful but finally said Holland was not tin forger. Hellman also failed to Identify him, but Holland considered the arrest, although made without publicity, a re flection upon his integrity ami brooded over his fancied disgrace, finally deter mining to be revenged on Hellman and then end his own life. SWEPT BY FLAME DESTRUCTION OF THE UNION DEPOT HOTEL AT ST. JOE A Big Tobacco Warehouse In Louisville Burn* big. -A Printing House In Pittsburg in Flames--Plre In Winnipeg. , r St. Joseph, Mo., Feb. 9.—At 9:30 p. m. fire broke out in the United States Express department of the Union depot. The flames ate their way through the floor into the Union Depot hotel on the floor above and in an hour the structure was a ma ss a, of ruins. The hotel, which occupied the upper stories and the south end of the structure, was crowded with guests and a number of them had narrow escapes. Major J. B. McLaughlin,who conducted the hotel, loses $2T>,000. The Union depot was completed and opened May 1, 1882, and cost $2">0,000. The insurance is $42, --000. The depot, was used by all of the railroads entering St. Joseph. The guests at the hotel lost $10,000. The total loss will aggregate $40,000. The loss outside of the hotel, depot and guests' baggage is made up of the ex press company's offices and the contents of the baggage rooms, including the United States mails. The express com pany's loss is very heavy. Pittsburg, Feb. 9.—A fire at midnight in the printing establishment of Clarence B. Bush on llerr street destroyed the building and contents, causing a loss of $100,000, fully covered by insurance. Louisville, Ky., Feb. 9.—Rey & Com pany's tobacco warehouse, located in the wholesale district on Eighth and Main streets, is burning. Three, alarms have been turned in and the entire department is out. The loss will he heavy. Winnepeg, lYb. !►. --A aMonlen special says: A terrific fire is raging. The Mor deu House, 1). Kilgro's dry goods store, G. K. McLaren's drug store. Bparting grocery store, Forest's jewelry store, Hai man tv. Co'fl liquor store ami the Commer cial hotel have been burned and desper ate efforts are being made to save the remainder of the business section. Chicago, Feb. 9.—The fashionable Hat building, otto LaSalle avenue took lir; this afternoon. Augusta Castorit, maid of Mrs. Leopold Proskaure, was probably fatally injure,! by jumping from the second story window. The building was a hand some rive story structure, occupied by about forty families. Railroad Concession Cancelled. Onaymas, Mcx., Feb. B. —Official ad vices have been received here annouuein;? the cancellation by the government of important concessions granted to Miguel Cornejo, capitalist, for a railroad from La Paz to the mining district of Del Truinfo. The deposit of $fiOoo which the conces sionaire made with the government is de clared forfeited.