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VOL, XLIII. NO. 122.
The Steamer Teutonic Caught
by a Cyclone
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
£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
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
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
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
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,
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
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,'*
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.
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.
Senator White Wants Engineer
Benyaurd's Report.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Oklahoma Outlaws Run Down by Officers-One
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
Leaders of the Hawaiian Revolt
Sentenced to Death
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,
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
"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
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
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
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
he is still subject to the income tax and
at the same time cannot look to the
American Government lor protection.
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
"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."
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.
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.

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