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FOUR BLOCKS OF BUILDINGS
A Great Fire Rages at Hot
Springs, Arkansas
MANY LIVES ARE LOST
Tbe Origin of the Blaze Is Shrouded in
Mystery
The Flames Started In a Bakery and Swept
Over the Business Part of the
Town
St. Louis, Fob. 22.—A special from Hot
Springs, Ark., says: A lire breaking out
here »M o'clock this morning has raged
with<sgt control, and so far four blocks of
buildJUgs have been destroyed. Mrs. Sum
mon-if. known to he dead, while others
are rjgteing. Reports at It o'clock were
that 'eight were dead, and the number
will lii'lncreased w hen a thorough exami
nation!' of the ruins can be made. Hot
Sprirfga has no adequate tire department,
the sureets arc narrow, and the buildings
frame.; So far none of the large bote's
have burned, but all are In danger.
Hot JSprings, Ark., Feb. 22.—Eight peo
ple are known to have perished in the lire
which started in this city at 4 o'clock
this morning. Four large blocks of build
ings were soon laid in ruins. It is feared
the nuiubci of dead will be much greater
than eight, as many people who lived in
the destroyed buildings are missing.
How the flames started is a mystery.
When discovered the tire was under strong
headway and made such rapid progress
that the department could do little toward
checking it. People who roomed in the
doomed, structure were caught almost
warning, and nearly all who es
caped did so in their night clothes, being
UMable to save any of their effects.
The dead are: Mrs. Clara Sammon, a
hnarding-house keeper; D. W. Wing of
Glen Falls, N.Y. ; Mrs. Heeox, a boarding
house keeper. Mr. and Mrs. Hronson of
Macon, Mo., were slightly injured by
jumping from a burning building.
The fire originated in a bakery over
which werej furnished rooms kept by Mrs.
Samnion. Other buildings burned were
the Laclede, Ouachita. Illinois. Oaklawn
and Bloomington boarding-houses; H. M.
Hudgins' residence. I!. L. Williams' three
story brick, Joplin's grocery, K. Ran
dolph's residence. Ledgerwood's bakery,
the Tennessee stables, the West House and
fifteen cottages. The total loss is $76,000;
very little insurance.
Later. —Hot Springs, Ark.. Feb. 23.—
As far as known six persons were burned
to death and four and a half blocks of the
residence and business portion of the city
was burned by the fire this morning. The
tire originated in the Legcrwood bakery.
The residence of H. M. Hundkins and the
bakery were destroyed, and in ten min
utes the tire had spread to half a dozen
and fanned by a strong wind from the
north swept everything as tinder before it.
The flames crossed the street and the
Ouachita Hotel and Oaklawn were next
burned. Out of nearly LOO houses burned,
in only half a dozen cases was the furni
ture saved. As far as known tiiere have
been six persons burned to death but
rumors arc rife of others missing and the
number of fatalties may be increased to
a score when the death roll is completed.
Among the dead are:
Mrs. Mary Sammonson, 70 years old,
who was living in the Legcrwood build
ing.
D. W. Wing, of Glens Falls, If. V., who
escaped the flames at first but remem
bered he had JIBOO in the hotel, rushed
back to get it. Before he reached the
door his clothes were on tire and he was
burned to death in sight of thousands oi
people.
A man named Hill, one of whose arms
was paralyzed, from Chicago, is reported
as among the dead.
An unknown negro.
Mr. Maggie Hiscock, housekeeper at
.the Oaklawn.
How many were lost remains to be seen.
The total lost by the conflagration will
reach hundreds of thousands of dollars.
PRIZE WINNERS AT PRINCETON
'Winter Sports at the Famous University
t Gymnasium
Princeton, Feb. 22.—The winter sports
and exhibition of the gymnasium were
held this afternoon before a large audi
ence.
r Putting sixteen-pound shot won by
Craig. 'fis(four feet), Schmallhorst second
(three feet), actual put, thirty-four feet.
' Rings -Mi i'all, Blackmore. Crown.
Light-weight wrestling won by Wheeler,
•H in seven minutes.
Pole vault won by Tyler, scratch: sec
ond Offut. one foot; ten feet one inch, the
Princeton resold.
Middleweight wre-tling won by X. Poe
i in four minutes.
High jump won by Craig, '9n, six
inches: second, Kumler, scratch. Actual
| jump, five feet six inches.
I Rope climbing (twenty feet) first, G. C.
i Blackmore; second, Kumler. Time 61-6
r seconds.
ROBBED IN CHICAGO
A Los Angeles Man Held Up by Windy City I
Footpads
* Chicago, Feb. 22. Frank K. Earl of Los
Angeles reported to tbe police today that
he was robbed last night of notes and val
uable papers ami a considerable amount of
money. Earl was met by two footpads at
Madison street bridge ami knocked sense
less. When he regained consciousness his
overcoat, with papers and money, was
. missing.
SWALLOWED BY THE EARTH
Another Town and riany Lives in Pers.a
Wiped Out
n London, Feb. 22. — A dispatch to the
. Standard from Odessa says that the town
■of Kouteiiat, near Astraban, Persia, has
been destroyed by an earthquake. Many
thousands of lives were lost.
A aovernor Recalled
London, Feb. 22.— Sir Henry Kroughan
, Lguch, the Governor of Cape Colony, has
been recalled front that position. His re
cail was due to a long-standini: difference
of opinion with Premier lfhodes.
Paying Dividends
Montreal, Feb. 22. —The board of di
r lUira vi the Canadian Pacilic today
' recoeimeii.led that, a dividend be paid o(
niie-lialf fipt cent for the current half
yi'ur.
!
No riore Foreign Flags
Albany. N. V., Feb. 22. —Governor Mor
ii '■■> lay approved the act to prevent the
vspijy of foreign Hags upun public build
.ltfiS in the state.
Kosebery 111
London, Feb. 22. —Lord Rosebery is
jouiPi J aud is coulined, W his bed,
LOS AXGELES HERALD: SATURDAY MORXING-, FEBRUARY 23, 1895.
THE STORY OF A FUGITIVE
A Letter From a Man Who
Stole Thousands
WORKED IN MANY STATES
(aside History of a Guaranty and
Loan Company
Louis F. nen age, the Fugitive President of
the Concern, Writes to a Friend
in Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Feb. 22.—The Journal
prints today a letter from Louis I. Men
age, the fugitive president of the North
western Guaranty Loan Company, ex
plaining his series of large transactions
which ultimately led to the company's
failure. The letter Is not dated and it is
explained that it was written to a per
sonal friend in Minneapolis. Menage
goes into the history of the company's
real esiate transactions iv Minneapolis.
Seattle, Kllensburg, Washington, North
Galveston. Texas. Great Falls, Helena,
Montana, and Chicago, at great length,
ami explains bow the most of them would
have been very profitable if the times had
continued prosperous. He contends that
no one has suffered more from the failure
than he has himself. Explaining his
Might, he declares that to stay meant either
death or the insane asylum, according to
the advice of his physician, lie was a
physical and mental wreck and unequal
to the task of straightening out the affairs
of the company. The purpose of the let
ter becomes evident when Mr. Men
age declares his belief that if al
lowed to assist in settling up the
affairs of the company he could save very
much more ior the creditors than any one
else, and could at the end pay all the
claims, not only against the company, but
against himself. He is anxious to under
take this work on a salary simply suffi
cient to support his family. To accom
plish this, he says that the criminal suits
against him should be discontinued until
the work is done. He is confident of his
ability to prove his entire innocence, but
believes that the trial of the cases would
interfere with the profitable settlement of
the company's affairs. Consequently he
asks that the cases be continued until
after this work is done, a period which he
estimates would cover live years, ami
then tried. It is not known what action
the law ortieers will take in the premises,
but it already assured that the creditors
of the company will fare better than was
supposed when the crash tirst came.
GETTING READY TO DARE
Guatemala Wants to Buy More War
Vessels
Confidential Clerk of the rtlnister of War
Hakes a Very significant Visit to
San Francisco
San Francisco. Feh. 22.—Colonel Manue
M. Aguilar, secretary to the Minister ofl
War of Guatemala, was one of the passen
gers on the quarantined steamer City of
Sydney who landed today. To a fellow
passenger he confided that he was on a
confidential mission, and that if hostili
ties should arise between Mexico aud
Guatemala he would try to purchase one
or two ships in San Francisco, to be used
as war vessels. From here he will proceed
Fast and then to Europe, with the possi
ble purpose iv view of purchasing a navy
for Guatemala.
LOSES TWO VOTES
Only One Day Left in Which to Choose a
Senator for Oregon
Salem Oregon, Feb. 22. — Only
one more day of the Legislative
t-esiion remains, and unless a I'nited
States Senator is elected before midnight
tonight, Oregon will have hut one repre
sentative in the upper branch of Congress
for the nest two years. Dolph's strength
is gradually melting away, and it is
now practically settled that he cannot be
elected. He lost two more votes today,
which brings his vole down to ST, or nine
short of a majority. The opposition say
they are working in the interest of no
particular candidate, hut their tight is
anything to defeat Dolph. They say they
stand really to vote for any one else the
Dolph men may put up, but their oppo
sition to Dolph is firm and determined.
George H. Williams received the entire
opposition vote today, with the exception
of the Dolph men, but they feel it iueuni
hent upon them to vote for the caucus
nominee as long as there is a chance of
his election.
At Hi o'clock tonight the Dolph men will
caucus and decide whether to prevent
an election or name a man upon whom
the opposition will unite.
In the event of a break from Dolph or
a decision on the part of his supporters
to name a man, the support is liable to
go to Wlliams, Governor Lord or C. \V.
Fulton of Astoria. The Populists and
Democrats have decided to take no part
In the tight, One ballot was taken today
as follows: Dolph, :I7: Williams, 80; Hare
(Populist), Hi; Haley (Democrat), 8;
Smith, 1: Fulton, 1; Lord, 1. Absent, 3.
Delaware's Deadlock
Dover. Del., Fcl>. 'J.'.—Due ballot was
taken today in the United, States Sena
torial light today, as follows: Higgins,
Republican, 7; Masscy, Republican, 3;
Achiick, Republican, li; Wolcott, Demo
crat, 7; 'fcunnel. Democrat, I: liayurd.
Democrat, 1: Martin, Democrat, 2.
Released From Quarantine
lan Francisco, Feb. 22.—The Pacific
Mail steamship City of Sydney was re
leased from quarantine l ''is morntlng*
Her passengers, who had been kept on
board since the vessel's arrival from Pan
ama, over a week ago, were eager to get
oshote.
Dolph Loses Two Votes
Salem, Ore., Feb. 22.—-Dolph lost two
more votes today. The vote sto d: Dolph
87, Will lama SO, Hare 10, Bale; i>, Waldo
.Fulton 1, lord 1, Smith 1, absent 3.
This is the last day of the session. If
there is no election today Oregon will
have but one Senator in Congress.
Rhode Island Prohibitionists
Providence, Feb. 22.—The state Prohi
bition convention nominated the follow
ing ticket: Governor, Smith Quimby, of
Warren; Lieutenant-Governor, William
H. Franklin, of Newport; Secretary of
State, George W. Porte, of Allendale.
Nothinj- contributes more towards a sound
digestion than the use of the genuine Angos
tura Bittersot Dr J. li. B. s-legort i sons, Ask
; our druggist.
THE CONGRESS OF WOMEN
Patriotic Speeches Made by
Women at Washington
SCHOOL AND GOVERNMENT
How the National Congress Put in a
Long Day
Addresses .Made by Kate Brownlee Sherwood
and Other Distinguished Ladles at
the National Capital
Washington, Feb. 22.—This being Wash
ton's birthday, the National Congress
of Women, now in session here, chose
patriotic subjects for consideration at both
its morning anil evening sessions. The
morning session was divided into two
parts, assigned to patriotism as an ele
ment iv Government and patriotism in
school government.
Kate Brownlee Sherwood of Ohio read
the report of the committee on patriotic
teaching. She then discussed the Influ
ence Of patriotism in founding and pre
serving free institutions. Sho said in
part:
"Patriotism does not reach its highest
form on the battlefield when the trumpets
blare and tbe General cries 'Forward!'
Splendid is the patriotism that leads a
man to die for his country in the fore
front of battle ; but splendid beyond hu
man speech to depict is the patriotism
tli.it ieads to the martyr's stake, to the
death of humiliation and defeat and the
reproach of men. She who leads a tem
perance crusade is nobler than he who
wrenched Jerusalem from Ihe Saracens.
He who founds a school is greater than he
who builds an armory. A free kinder
garten that teaches the use of hand and
eye and fertile brain is better. A train
ing school of industrial arts would do
more for popular advancement in a dec
ade than West Point bus done in all the
years of its existence."
She declared that women are citizens if
not voters. Their Interest in moral and
municipal reforms was arousing them to
a sense of their duty and power for good.
She held thut woman was a natural re
former and that her interest should be
awakened not only where purity and tem
perance are involved, but in every ques
tion that affects national prosperity for a
principle of right and wrong.
Louise K. Bamuni Bobbins, of Michi
gan, then discussed the part played by pa
triotism through the schools in forming
the character of American citizens. She
said:
"The people have established free
schools and free education. If need be,
let them assume control of the text books,
and let a few .Jeftersons and Wehsters
ami ("lays and Wendell Phillipses be found
for the noble task of compiling in our
school books the high thoughts of man
and (bid; liberty and patriotism be
absorbed by the out reaching hearts
of children. With the right text book
placed in the school, with teachers with
lofty ideas of integrity, honor and patri
otism, place in tiie schools the starry tiag,
that the children shall learn to do hom
age to it as well as to grand ideas. Teach
the inspiring Star Spangled Banner and
Rally Round the Flag, ami there will be
a rally, and tbe children will learn to love
Ihe Hag whose folds protect them. Teach
youth the splendor of great ideas hy re
counting the numbered examples taught
in our history.
Patriotism in Xew York Kindergartens
was discussed by Isabella Charles Davis of
New York. Phe portrayed the results of
this instruction on tbe pupils of these in
stitutions, and made an eloquent appeal
to the mothers of America to lay the Hags
on the altar of their home and "give our
beads and hearts to our country."
•'The day is coming," she said, "when
the country will no longer lag behind the
promises or the prophecy of the flag,
and when capital will not fasten its grip
on the throat of labor."
THEY MUST PAY BACK MONEY
Illegal Salary Drawn by the Receiver of
a Bank
Attorney General Fitzgerald Files an Opinion
in Peoples' Home .Savings
Bank Case
Pan F'raocilCP, Feb, '2*..— The Call will
say: Attorney-*leneral Fitzgerald has ren
dered an opinion, which wil! be tiled to
morrow, Mating that the salaries drawn
by John F. Shecha n as reoeh rand mun
ager of the People's Home Savings Hank,
and by James Alva Watt, as bis attorney,
arc improper, ami should be repaid. Fitz
gerald's opinion was requested by the
Hank Commissioners, and the* At
torney - General maintains (hat the
Hank Commissioners have no power
to employ an attorney, but if the
bank hits had a salaried attorney, he is
an employee oi' Ihe bank, and if retained
bis salary is fixed by tbe commissioners.
The Opinion continues that Sheehan's ap
pointment as manager) while be was act
ing as receiver appointed by the court,
was illegal, tho latter otflec disqualifying
him from holding the former contem
poraneously or subsequently, The re
ceivership appointment being invalid,
Fitzgerald hole's that Bheehan must re
pay 92000 drawn in four months as man
ager's salary.
Scottish Rite Degrees
Cincinnati, Feb. 22. — Degrees in tbe
Scot fish Kite have been conferred here
a!! this week on hundreds of visitors. To
day the annual reunion of the nobles of
the Mystic Shrive of Kentucky of Ohio in
itiated a class of 222 conducted by im
perial Potentate W. H. Meltish. Tonight
over I/a"HI plates were turned at tbe grand
banquet al Music Hall. Visitors are
present from all parts of the United
States.
Looking to Colorado
Denver, Feb. li'J.-Vfhe Denver Times
suggests holding a mining and industrial
exposition iv Denver in 1886, and urges
as a reason for the same that at this par
ticular time the eyes of the world are
tooused on Colorado because of the inter
est aroused on the subject of bimetallism
and gold mining.
Mrs. Kinily Thorne, who resides at
Toledo, Wash., says she has never been
able to procure any medicine ior rheuma
tism that relieves the pain so quickly
ami effectually as Chamberlain's Pain
Balm, and that she has also used it for
lame back with great success. For sale
\>y Off tt Vaughn, Fourth and Spring, C.
X Heinzemati, 222 North Main, drug
gists.
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder
World's Fair Highest Medal and Diploma.
TROUBLE FOR MRS. JOHN
The Woman Who Threw Books
at Lawyers Mulcted
YAWN OF THE PRISON GATE
She Was Fined $100 for Contempt of a
Justice's Court
A Little Perfumed Note of Excuse That
Didn't (10-The Famous Widow flust
Pay Up or do to Jail
Sun Francisco, Feb. 22.—1t is just barely
possible that Mrs. John Martin, who has
thrown books at lawyers in court and oth
erwise shown her contempt for the law,
will have to locate in the county prison.
Justice Kerrigan has lined her $100 for
contempt of court, with the alternative of
imprisonment. In December Mrs. Martin
bought 1108.86 worth of merchandise from
Nathan, Dohrmnu A- Co. and disregarded
frequent requests to liquidate her indebt
edness. The claim was assigned to .1. I!.
Raver and suit begun in the justice's
court. Judgment was rendered by Justice
Cook, but —till Mrs. Martin neglected to
pay up. Two or three times she was or
dered to appear before Justice Kerrigan
On an order of examination, but she neg
lected fo obey.
When she was ordered to appear she sent
a little perfumed note, written on pule
blue paper, expressing her regret that she
was unable to accept the Judge's kind in
vitation on account of the fact that her
presence was needed at home, where she
was acting as general superintendent of a
gang of carpenters, This was more than
the Judge could bear, and an order was
made fining Mrs. Martin $UM) with the
alternative of twenty-fours' imprison
ment. Mrs. Martin at once packed her
things preparatory to moving to jail, when
Judge Coffey threatened to commit her
far contempt, SO she may take the same
course this time.
A SLIPPERY AFPAIR
Nebraska Trying to "lake an Official Pay
In Fees
Lincoln, Feb. 22.— Suit against ex-State
Oil Inspector Hilton was Bled today by
Attorney-General Churchill, The petition
prays for the recovery of $12,7211. The
amount sued for is something of a sur
prise as Hilton's shortage is only known
to be $5,b'22, but the Attorney-'.enera!
ba*9S r ' lo claim of the larger amount on
the ground that Hilton retained $8,557 for
his expenses, considered exorbitant.
WAS DOUGLASS A PROPHET?
Significant Letter Written Just Prior to
His Death
He Predicted That the Victory of the
Republicans Would Make Them
Indifferent
Bait Lake, Utah, Fob. 22. — A special
from Butt*) Mont., to the Herald says:
Kllis P. I'assmore of tliis cfty today re
ceived a letter written by Frederick Doug
lass two days before the bitter's death.
The letter if us follows;
Cedar Hill, Aiiucomu. I>. C,
Feb. 17.
E. I". Tassmore:
My Dear Sir:—l nun <t say [ am much
elated by tbe victory by the Republican
party, though I am glad that the Demo
cratic party has mot with detent. I have
many fears that tbe victory of
tbe Republicans may make them even a
tittle more Indifferent about protecting
human rights under the Constitution than
they were when they were in power be
fore. It is to the shame of the Republican
party that it could protect tho rights of
American citizens everywhere but at
home. It made no earnest effort to see
that the Constitution was obeyed in the
Southern States and the ballot box pro
tected. Tbe Fourteenth amendment de
clares llirtt when any stale shall de
prive any of its eiti/ens of the elective
franchise, representation shall be reduced,
etc. No attempt has been made to en
force tit is provision by the Re
publican party or by any other,
yet all swore to support ihe Constitution.
I have not declnrcil for any particular
candidate for the Republican nomination
in tB!Hi, nor do I see any need of such
declaration at this distance of time. The
man likely to get il will be from some
state which the Republicans think il diffi
cult but important to carry Old Mr.
Availability will as usual decide (he ques
tiou us to who the man shall he; still we
have a chance of netting a belter man
from tbe Republicans than from the Dem
ocrats or from the Populists. Very truly
yours, Frederick Douglass.
RAN TWO STORES
Strange Story of a rierchant Brought to
Light by a sillt
New York, Feb. 22.— In ibe Court of
Common Pleas Jsdwarcl McMillan ol
YoungHtown, 0., issuing to recover $200,
--000 from "John Clafiin and others." of
the well-known dry goods linn. The
hearing is set for a jury, ami will prob
ably be reached by April ne.xt.
According to statements made by
(Tallin'sattorneys, in ihnk E. m. McGiUin
ran two extensive stores in Cleveland, 0,.
and dealt largely with their firm. The
accounts had run to such an extent that
Metiillan's indebtedness to the (Tallin
company was no less than $1 ,800,000 tit
that time. For some time previous Mc-
Millan bad speculated ill Western cattle
ranches. He therefore handed over his
two Stores , together with certian stocks
and bonds. iv his cattle com
panies. Ciafiin's attorneys claim t hat the
matter was fully settled at that time.
MeGillan, however, in the winter of IHHO
brought an a tachment suit against the
two stori's in Cleveland, claiming 11,000,
--00(1. The suit was dismissed. hi the
present action plaintiff alleges that the
stocks and bonds handed over in IHKH
were of a value largely in excess oj the
goods supplied.
OEAT H IN THE WOODS
A Hunting Party Frozen in the Southern
I rust Belt
New Orleans, Feb. 22. —Among the cas
ualties of the snowst inn was the death of
a hunting paity ii the woods at Alliance
Plantation, nineteen m les below New
Orlean >. They had been frozen to death
in kneeling attitudes.
This is tbe season to get. the best val
ues and attention iv tine tailoring from
11. A. (letz, 112 W. Third street.
Hollenbeck Hotel Cafe. Grill rooinsand
private dining rooms. Oysters on shell.
Kregelo a Brest,), tuntral direafsJSi
Broadway and Sixth street. Tel. 24 1.
Redlands oranges at. Althouse IJros'.
Wall paper sc, T,ic per roll, Irt* f- MUstf
PETER COMING TO THE FRONT
Ireland's Middleweight Fights
Hall to a Standstill
A DRAW IN THE SIXTH
Throughout the Fight the Australian
Was on the Defense
One nf the Oamest Battles Ever Fought
Between International Pugs—The
Referee's Decision
Boston, Feb. 22.—The Suffolk Athletic
Club, at a meeting tonight, presented a
Bix-round bout between Peter Maher,
champion middleweight of Ireland, and
Jim Hal! of Australia as the chief feature.
The referee, J. A. Keliher.called it a draw
at the finish and the 20Mspectators hissed
the decision. 'The battle was very tame,
Maher forcing the fight in all but the
fourth round and doing the most effective
work.
Throughout the contort Mall was on the
defensive, and the coolness with which
the sixth round was fought,irfiich was ex
pected to be the hottest round, when
both men walked to their corners, called
forth hisses from the spectators.
Maher was in perfect fighting form at
171 pounds- Hall was trim at lt>7 1-2.
Maher forced Hall to the four corners of
the ring and made his object the heart of
the Australian. At no time during the
contest was (here an indication of a finish
contest but Maher showed his superiority
In leading ami countering.
Frank Keefe <>t South Boston and .lake
Donovan of Mast Boston opened the en
tertainment with a six-round contest.
Donovan knocked Keefe out in one min
ute and thirty seconds.
Johnny McCann and M ; ke Ihdierty of
Boston essayed an eight-round go, but the
referee declared it off In the third round.
Jake Smith and Tom Doherty, both of
Boston, fought five rounds, the last win
ning by I knockout in the fifth.
The pout which called for the most ap
plause was a six-round exhibition be
rween Joe Lynch ami Jim Gallagher of
Boston, in which (Gallagher stood up
agginst great odds until the close.
AS LONG AS WE LIVE
There Will Be Pugilists and Ring Fights.
John L. Sullivan Talks
Jacksonville, Feb. 22.— When asked if he
thought that in the light of recent events
pugilism had any future in this country,
John L. Sullivan replicu:
"Yes; why not? There will be pugil
ism and pugilists as long as men are
made; as long as they have strength and
desire to use it."
Speaking as to his preference of the win
ner of the big fight, tin 1 champion said:
' I want to see Corbctt win. I urn for
Corbet, every time. My feelings, my sym
pathies are all With him. Corbctl is an
American and I am bound to stick to my
countrymen always." The big fellow re
iterated his recent declaration that he
Would challenge ihe winner of the Cor
bet t-Fitzsi mnmns affair.
LOST ATSEA
Nine Men and a Barge Go Down During
a Storm
Bermuda. Feb. •22. — Standard Oil "Barge
No. 58 has arriv d here. On February
11 h the s tea me r Ma veri ek sa i led from
Boston for Philadelphia with barge 58 in
tow. On tiieStb, off Barnegat, the haw
ser-' parted and the barge quickly disap
peared. There were nine men* on the
large, ano! it was feared they had been
lost.
Contract Laborers Barred
Philadelphia, Feb. 22. —An attempt to
secure admission at this port of three
Belgian iron workers imported in viola
tion of the contract labor law was prompt
ly frustrated in the vigilance of the immi
grant commissioners, and the three men
a c now locked up on board the ship
which brought them, awaiting tho dispo
sition of their Cases.
The Missouri Populists
Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 22. -The open
ing session of the National Industrial
Legion, an auxiliary of the Populist party,
was held this evening. The session was
taken up principally with routine work.
BLEW OFF HARRISON S HEAD j
I
The Crime of a Dressmaker in an j
Oklahoma Town
Old Story of a Woman Scorned.-The Dead flan
Was Set to Spy on His
Slayer
Guthrie, O.Ta., Feb. 22.—Mrs. M. C.
Taylor, a dressmaker, today blew off the
head of William H. Harrison with ti shot
gun. Niic had applied for a divorce and
the oaee was set for tomorrow. She
claims her husband hired Harrison to
shadow her and get evidence against her.
Harrison, she says, lias dogged her for
weeks, and this morning entered her
house. Whiyi she ordered him out and ho
refused to go. she killed him.
Use the Rest M aterlal
Washington, Feb. 22.—Senator Wack
burn from the Committee on Naval Af
fairs, today reported an amendment to
the Navy department bill autnhori/.ing
the Secretary of the Navy to employ other
metal than steel or alloy in the con
struction of the proposed torpedo boats.
The amendment is made at the sugges
tion of the Secretary who desires the
department may be left free to avail
itself of any improvements in naval con
struction as far as relates to the material
• best adiipted for use iv torpedo boats.
j He thinks an alloy lighter than steel may
be used.
Successful Naval Tests
Berlin, Feb. 2:!.—At the sitting of the
budget committee of the Reichstag today
Vice-Admiral iiollman announced expe r
inients had been made at the Krupp
works of a new armor plate which had
been hardened by a new process, and that
the results obtained were wonderful. The
process, he also said, greatly increasd the
resisting power ol the plates.
The Case Will Never Be Tried
Cincinnati, Feb.Sß.— Prosecutor Hch wartz
has received information from Dr. Beebe,
who has examined Father Dominies
O'Grady at the City Hospital, that bo is
growing worse, anil thut his death is only
a matter of time. The trial of the slayer
of Mary (iilinartin was continued In*
definitely '» 'be Criminal Court and the
chances are the cases will never be set
tor hearing at*4n.
Baltimore's Old Court House
Baltimore, Mil., Feb, Sl,—-There was
unveiled today a tubict to mark tin 1 sin
of the old court house from the stairs of
'.vbu-k was read tirst to the Jh iplc of Ral-
Uuiore the Declaration of laNsj>«ndencs,
WHERE REVOLUTIONS BREED
Hot Words Swallowed at tbe
Point of a Pistol
EPISODE ON A RIO STEAMER
Brazil on the Eve of Another Revolu.
tionary Overthrow
The Newspapers and People All Talking
Flght-A Presidential Row Is
the Result
Rio de Janeiro, Feb. 22.—When the
steamship between Mana and Parinka, of
twe Petropolis line, was steaming into
thl* city full of pasengers of all age, sexes
and conditions yesterday, one of the
friends of the insurgent naval and mili
tary commanders, General Caldas, while
dissussing with the others the acts of the
last administration, uttered the following
phrase:
"O Floriano Peixoto c un bandido,"
—Floriano Peixoto is a bandit.
The words were hardly out of his mouth
when Dr. Santo da Silva, at the month of
a pistol, politely requested him to retract
them, which he did, greatly to the dis
gust of his friends. At the same time,
Colonel Fonteura intimated that if Gen
eral Caldas had any friend in the crowd
who wished to repeat what he had said and
retracted he was at his disposal to compel
hi in to swallow the words. Those people
who aided Peixoto while he was still
President are here called " Abvssinians,"
and the newspapers, Clerical, Monarchist,
Federalist, all, in fact, who arc trying to
"get in" at the cost of those who de
fended the legal government, are doing
their best to demoralize those who were
kind and loyal to the republic.
Many persons believe the navy is being
re-equipped, and that on January 2Sd the
supreme military tribunal decided the
revol ed midshipmen, called here "aspir
ants," are included in the decree of par
ilon issued by President Morales on Janu
ary Ist.
lir. Santiago was seen yesterday by the
Associated Press correspondent. He said:
"The marshal is now convalescing. His
limbs are almost in their normal state.
He can walk alone without crutches or a
Stich, On line mornings he takes rather
a long walk. He usually spends some
three hours each day in reading the Rio
papers.
The L'nited States Minister held a con
ference yesterday with the Secretary of
State for Foreign Affairs Dr. Carloda
Carvelho, in reference to the settlement of
American merchants who were illegally
compelled to pay expedient, duties on
goods imported under the special treaty.
All such claims have been allowed.
The Journal de Brazil, the Apostole,
the Gazetta da Tarde and the Gerrio de
Tarde have been publishing day after day
lists of insurgents said to have bepn shot
without trial. Among others they give
the names of some twenty sailors from the
Uranus and placed on their bulletin
boards the photographs of the principal
ones, Charles Beanian and others.
What must have been their feelings to
see the whole number, over twenty,
"victims of iheir cowardly tyrant, dic
tator, murderer, " etc.,march into the edi
torial rooms of the Journal da Brazil
recently, and ask the chief editor, the
clerical monarchist. Dr. Ferdando Mendes
de Almeida, to take their names out of
the dead list and not to hang out their
photographs, as they were still alive. The
list of the summarily shot has been re
duced by over one hundred, but the num
ber grows daily, as the facilities for In
venting* names, occasions and circum
-t :i lees are immense.
Colonel [nnocencio BersedeHo Correa,
ex-Minister of Foreign Affairs, ex-Minis
ter of the Interior, ex-Minister of Finance
under Peixoto, who resigned at the same
time as Admiral De Mello, that is, long
enough before the termination of Peixo
to's career to render them ineligible, and
who fully expected to be either President
or Vice-President with De Mello, has
written a long explanation of the facts, as
seen through the eyes of a would-be in
surgent.
Knights o< the Jimmy
Thomaston, Conn., Keb. 22.—Three men
blew off the doors of the Thomaston Sav
ings Bank vault at 1 a. ra. today and se
cured all the cash in the vault. Citizen*
aroused by the explosion were driven back
at the muzzles of revolvers by the robbers.
The bank officers say the amount secured
is small.
Carver Wins Again
Davenport, lowa, Fcb.22. —At th? Foreit
and (inn Club tournament this afternoon,
Dr. Carver won the third of a series of
championsb-P shoots with Budd. The
total score was, 88 to 77.
Talked About Washington
Washington, Keb. 22.—-It, being Wash
ington's Hirtlulay, the National Congress
of Women chose patriotic subjects for con
sideration today. Some notable addresses
were delivered.
Getting Candidates Up
5 Chicago, Feb. 2a. — The People's part},
of Chicago today nominated Bayard F
Holmes for Mayor.
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