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ll will be late In the day before there ls any communication with Boston. IN THE CENTRAL WEST CHICAGO, Feb. I.—Reports from va rious towns in Michigan, Wisconsin and Indiana, tell of a severe blizzard. The wind is blowing a gale and huge snow drifts are being piled on the high ways. All trains are more or less de layed and ln some towns street railway traffic has been entirely suspended. A report from Marquette, Mich., states that The storm on the lake is fearful and that waves are breaking completely over Picnic Rocks, something they have not done In years. IN NEW YORK CITY NEW YORK, Feb. I.—New York City Is today under snow to an average depth of five inches. The temperature at 8 a.m. was 20 degrees above zero, but the weather forecaster said that a cold wave would strike the metropolis tonight, which would send the temperature down 15 or 20 degrees. More than 850 shovelers were working to remove the snow In the boroughs of Manhattan and Bronx alone. Local traffic preserved Its normal condition and elevated roads were run as usual. With the exception of the lines run ning to New England the railroads were not suffering inconvenience. Boston was entirely cut off from telephone and telegraphic communication. The storm, which began Sunday night, swept over New York state with great fury and today was central in the New England states. Northern New York is snowbound and the extent of damage In New England cannot be approximated. Reports from Boston, with which place communication was re-established to night, under great difficulties, after that city had been shut off from Xew York for many hours, indicate some loss of life and an Immense amount of damage to property. Business has been at a standstill in many of the smaller towns; wires all over the country are down; roads are blockaded and railway trnfllo greatly impeded. Portions of Long Island suffered al most as much from the storm as the towns far up the state. The east end of the island has been blockaded by drifting snow. The Long Island railroad i was completely closed today. Snow ! plows driven by five of the most power- i ful engines on the road are now bat tling with the drifts on the eastern sec tion of the road, which may be clear by tomorrow. AT ALBANY ALBANY. N. V.. Feb. I.—The storm Which started here late yesterday still j continues. There is now three and a half feet of snow on the level and the drifts are 10 and 12 feet high. The trains on , all lines are from one to two hours late. Snow is still falling. IN CANADA TORONTO, Ont.. Feb. I.—The ther mometer registered 10 degrees below zero today, With the prospect of going lower tonight. i Reports from places In the provinces I show that the mercury fell from 18 to 28 ' degrees below. Strong winds have been ' drifting the snow to such an extent as 1 to interfere with the railway traffic. f HOUSES BURIED i WATERVILLE, Me.. Feb. I.—Small J houses have been burled by the 20-foot! „ drifts of snow. The Lockwood cotton mills have closed, the operators being unable to reach the factory. There has J been no train over the Maine Central i ] railroad for 21 hours. I OFF-SHORE STORM I 1 BOSTON. Feb. 1. —A three-masted I schooner, believed to be the Charles S. j ' Brlggs of Bath. Me., laden with coal, | 1 was wrecked off Little Nahant last . night. It is believed there were eight men on hoard, and all are thought to have been drowned. The vessel is o total wreck. The vessel is believed to have been wrecked about S oclock last night. She struck upon the ledge north of Egg Rock light, and was smashed to pieces. From the moment that she struck there was no possible chance for the members of the crew to save themselves, as the rough sea rendered the saving of life impossible. The body of one of the crew, a man about 3"> years old. was found this morn ing among the wreckage. It was frozen to a plank and was much disfigured. FISHERS IN DANGER ST. JOHNS, N. F.. Feb. I.—A blizzard is raging here today. Large numbers of men have been driven off by an ice lloe in Trinity bay. and it is feared there will be a repetition of the disaster of seven years ago. when forty perished. The thermometer shows 2ft degrees below zero, and the cold is so terrible that some loss of life must result. The govern ment is dispatching a steamer to the rescue <Jf the endangered men. VESSELS ASHORE GLOUCESTER, -Mass., Feb. I.—The most Violent storm known here since ISal swept the shores of Cape Ann last night and early this morning, causing heavy loss of life and about $2ftu.oftn dam age. More than a dozen vessels are ashore here, at least four more are lost and many others damaged. The water front of Gioucaeter harbor and along the rape is dotted with wrecks and wreckage, schooners, sloops and other vessels having bene driven ashore by the fierce gale. The schooner Mary A. White of Rock port, laden with stone, was sunk in the harbor. The crew escaped. The schoon er Bertha Nickerson, which arrived here yesterday and anchored off Ten Pound Island, is missing. It is also reported here that four un known vessels are ashore at Hough's Neck. One of them was raj.idly going to pieces late this afternoon. Four bodies were washed ashore at Hough's Neclt. The schooners Albert Harding. Sarah 1 Janes, James Holmes and an unknown * vessel were at anchor near the Jewett They were not seen today and it is be- 4 lieved they were wrecked, 1 At Pigeon Cove five vessels were to- ' tally wrecked, Antone Bnos, Ell Pierce * and a Swede named Nelson, three of * the crew of the Daniel Webster, were * drowned. -i The schooner Clay P. Sewell reports i the loss of Henry Knuth, on< of her * crew. It Is feared that several missing , vessels have been lost together wifn their crews. The storm did an Immense . amount of damage on land as well as off the coast. ■* STORM NOTES I ST. JOHN'S. N. B„ Feb. 1.-Thr most - severe snow storm in ;.t leas! fifteen < years set in this morning and lasted! 4 throughout the day, shutting out com- i municat'on in all directions. No trains 4 have arrived from Boston or Montreal •< today. 4 Providence—The storm lure today 4 was one of the worst ever known. Tel; - 4 graph and telephone wires are all down ■» and the city is overwhelmed by three 4 feet of snow which has btx-n blown In 4 great drifts. The railroads are block aded in all directions. Philadelphia.—Tho snow and wind oj last night and today was one of the most severe experienced in this section since the big blizzard. All trains arej behind time. The storm was severely I felt throughout the state. PRESIDENT PLEASED With the Net Result of Teller's Resolution NEW YORK, Feb. 1. —A dispatch to the Tribune from Washington says: The satisfaction of the president and his ad visers oyer the action of congress on the Teller resolution is unmistakably re flected in the reply of Secretary Long after the cabinet meeting today to the correspondent ot the Tribune, who asked whether it was not probable that the resolution, would materially affect the congressional elections next fall. "It seems," said Mr. Long, "as if the f Lord of their own folly had delivered the [ Democrats into our hands. Had they I kept still the usual reaction which takes i place after the presidential election and the usual cry that the now tariff had not • put a gold spoon In every man's mouth > might have given them the next house] lof representatives. But they have in ! troduced and passed by their majority in the senate a resolution practically favoring a depreciated currency and the free coinage of silver. I "Yesterday in the house, In which j there Is a Republican majority of 50. It I was overwhelmingly defeated by prao i tieally a solid Republican vote. The i result is that we shall go to the country j next fall in the congressional elections upon a square Issue between a sound | currency and a depreciated one." CASEY-STELZNER Casey Went to Sleep in the Eleventh I VALLEJO, Feb. I.—The Casey-Stelz ner glove contest tonight did not begin until a late hour. Stelzner won in the eleventh round. Lon Agnews w as chosen , referee, and the men were to fight twen >ty rounds for a decision, The fight was I very slow until the fourth, when Casey j became aggressive, landing three times iin quick succession on Stelzner's jaw. This opened the fighting and in the fifth Stelzner brought his antagonist to his j knees with a left on the neck. Casey then assumed the aggressive and up to the ninth round appeared to have a lit tle the better of the contest. Then Stelzner changed his tactics and began to lead. He landed hard on the wind, ribs and jaw and Casey could not return the punishment. The tenth round was all in Stelzner's favor, and in the elev enth a vicious right on the jaw put Casey to sleep. Mexican Earthquakes OAXACA. Mex.. Feb. I.—Earthquakes in the region of the city of Tehuantopeo. in I his state, are puzzling the local scientists. The localization of the seismic phenomena ls remnrkable. fully 90 per cent of the movements being confined within a space of fifty miles in one direction and twenty five miles In another, and one of the note worthy things Is that the subterranean roaring and rumbling are frequently heard without any commotion on the earth's i crust. Xo loss of life has been reported. The Cotton Strike NEW BEDFORD. Mass.. Feb. I.—The l leaders of the cotton mills strike were i informed today that those who applied for aid to the overseers of the poor wouid . be debarred from voting at the next elect tion. and. as a result, applicants were I few in number. THE VEILED WOMAN IN THE DREYFUS CASE The veiled lady in thei Dreyfus case is Viscountess Jouffroy. d'Ab bans, and she Is now confined in St Lazare, the noted French prison for fallen women. Her career has been of an extraordinary character. Daughter of the beadle, or "Suisse." of the gri al cathedral at Lyons, she ran away from borne at 16, and a year later figured in the very van guard of the Parisian di mi-mondaines under the name of "Olympe de Beauregard." it being a matter of common rep iri that her superb jewels, her perfect equipages und her beautifully appointed mansion In the Ave nue Friedland were due to the munificence and generosity of the late King Alfonso of Spain. After the d-uth of King Alfonso her next vic tim was the celebrated Parisian capitalist, Baron Hai.ee, who figures in "The Nabob," the well known novel of the late Alphons Daudet, under the transparent psi udonym of Baron Hmnerlingue. After breaking with him she suddenly disappeared from her accus tomed haunts, .■md when next heard of she had became the wife of the Viscount Quy de Jouffroy d'Abbans. a lieutenant of tin navy, with a dis tinguished service record, and a member of one of the most ancient and proudest houses of the French nobility. She appeared to he heart-broken whan her husband was suddenly or - dered off to Tonquin, whence he was invalided home, dying from the combined effects of wounds and fever six months afterward. The wid ow entered the Carmelite convent at Lyons. For the lirst lew months everything went well, and h. r piety and grief extorted the sympathy of even the most ascetic of the sisters. But by degrees her former charac ter began to assert itself. The rules of the institution grew Irksome to her. as well as the existence to which she had doomed herself, and her conduct finally became such that she was*expel!*d, whereupon she re turned to Paris. Since then she had hovered on the border lines of the hair-w-orid. making use of her universally respected title to pursue a life of unsavory adventure and of blackmail. LOS ANGELES HERALD: WEDNESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 2, 1898 ANNEXATION ADVOCATES Believe They See Success Ahead WITH SIXTY VOTES CERTAIN —.— THE MEASURE WILL BE BUSHED TO A VOTE ; Aside From Executive Session Debate the Day in Congress Is Dull to Dreariness Associated Press Special Wire WASHINGTON, Feb. 1.—The con dition in the senate respecting the Ha waiian annexation treaty has greatly improved, and the friends of the treaty, including Senator Davis, chairman of the foreign relations committee, are confident that sixty senators, whose votes tire necessary for a two-thirds majority, will vote for ratification. Confidence In the changed condition is found in the determination of the friends of ratification to press forward the treaty to a final vote. This feeling was shown when the proceedings of the senate on the treaty in executive session today were opened. Senator Thurston made a motion for the postponement of further consideration of the treaty until the first of March. The motion was not discussed at length and was voted down viva voce. Senator Piatt of Connecticut opened the«deuate with a carefully arranged ar gument in favor of annexation. He spoke for over an hour and a half, und dwelt particularly upon the importance of the acquisition of the islands from a commercial point of view. Hecontended that our commerce would in all oases follow our civilization, and urged that we should use every legitimate means to extend our trade with outside nations, as by pursuing this course we would also extend our institutions and ideas ot government The Hawaiian islands he regarded as essential to the command of the treaty on the Pacific ocean. Sen ator Piatt said the sugar trust was op posed to annexation. Senator Pettigrew took the floor as soon as Mr. Piatt had concluded, de voting himself e specially to replying to the Connecticut senator's remarks concerning the present government of the islands. Hi' made a careful analysis of the constitution under which the Dole government exists, showing that It had been adopted by what he termed an alleged constitutional convention, composed, he said, of nineteen members, one of whom was Mr. Dole, who had been members of the committee ol safety, which played such a prominent part during the revolution, and ol eighteen other delegates. He arguec that while these latter delegates hac been elected by what is called a populai vote, such was not the case. Of 14,00( persons entitled to suffrage he asserted that only 4000- had voted for them. This convention of thirty-seven persons thus chosen had adopted the constitu tion and It had never been submitted to a popular vote. Mr. Pettlgrew dwelt upon the fact that Mr. Dole had been a member of this convention, and saTd that gentleman had had himself made president of the republic, and that In doing so he had practically arranged the matter so as to insure his perma nence in office. He read the constitution to show that Mr. Dole was named In it for president, and that it was provided that he should remain In that office until 1900, or until his successor should be elected. The successor was to be chosen by the house and senate sitting together, and there was to be no election of anyone unless he received a majority of the votes of the senate. He then attempted to show how the matter was practically in the control of Mr. Dole and of the sugar growers. According to the terms of the constitution a senator must pos sess $3000 worth of property or have an Income of $1200 per year, and a person who was not worth $1500 In taxable real estate or had an income of $ti00 was disfranchised from voting for a senator. This qualification practically, he said, shut out all persons except those con nected with the sugar Industry from either becoming senators or from voting for senators. He held that In view of the facts he mentioned the present government was practically a monarchy. Pettlgrew also took up the contention that the sugar lands in the Islands were already practically appropriated and producing and argued that to annex the islands would mean the inevitable de struction of the sugar industry in the United States. Senator White of California also spoke in opposition to the ratification of the treaty. His was in the main a con stitutional argument intended to show that the annexation of territory which would require a navy to defend it had been from the beginning opposed to our theory of government. He quoted ex tensively from the works of Thomas Jef ferson to show that he had never con templated the acquisition of territory situated as were the Sandwich islands, where a fleet would be necessary to their preservation. Thfcs remark did not. however, apply to Cuba, which was so near our own coast that no navy would be necessary to its control and protec tion. White also read from President Tyler's message, which he said was pop ularly supposed to have been written by Daniel Webster, practically maintain ing, as the senator said, the same point. A large part of Senator White's remarks ( were given up to quotations from the | comment upon Secretary Sherman's ut terances upon the subject of annexation . of Hawaii. White read liberal extracts from Sher man's book in which the secreta.ry j dwells upon the unwisdom of making the j 1 islands a part of the United States, and , he laid especial stress upon the secre- j tary's remarks In the latter part of his book to the effert that he hoped there would be n-o further effort to annex the' , islands during his life time. White had not finished his argument when the senate adjourned. He took oc casion to remark, in reply to Senator . Piatt's statement that the sugar trust ! was opposed to the treaty. IN OPEN SESSION I A Short Session Devoted Mainly to Explanation WASHINGTON, Feb. I.—No business of importance was transacted by thej senate in open session today. The feat ure of the short session was a statement made by Clark of Wyoming. Republican, as a matter of personal privilege, con cerning his vote in favor of the Teller resolution. Mr. Clark (Republican. Wyoming.) presented as a question of personal priv ilege, a dispatch from his State, pub lished in Eastern newspapers, to the ef fect that Henry G. Hay. Chairman of th_> Laramie County Republican Commit tee, had resigned because of the votes cast by the Wyoming Senators for the Teller resolution. Mr. Clark expressed his surprise that the motives and de signs of those voting for the resolution should have been impugned. He said that an attempt to commit the Repub lican party to a line of policy never laid down and never contemplated by that party and the further effort to read out of the party those Republicans who voted for the Teller resolution would fall. As for himself he declined most emphat ically to be read out of th» Republican party. He felt that his vote was in line with the Republican policy outlined at St. Louis. He was in favor of interna tional bimetallism and was as earnest as any man in his efforts to maintain the national honor. He felt that to the Re publican party might be entrusted the duty to solve the financial question. That solution w as not on the line of gold mono metallism, but on that of bimetallism— international or otherwise. The resolution of Mr. Pettigrew, of South Dakota, declaring it to be thei policy of the United Sitates not to ae-j quite territory to defend which a navy would be required, went over until to morrow, at the request of the author. Mr. Morgan's resolution, presented yes terday, calling upon the President for correspondence and information relat ing to the arbitration of the British seiz ure claims, was adopted. The Senate then, at 12:40 p.m., on mo tion of Mr. Davis, Chairman of the For eign Relations Committee, went Into executive session. NOMINATIONS WASHINGTON, Feb. I.—The Presi dent today sent the following nomina- I tions to the Senate: State —George M. Bowers of West Virginia, to be Commis sioner of Fish and Fisheries. War —Col. Samuel T. Cushing, Assistant Commis sary General of Subsistence, to be Brigadier-General and Commissary - 'General of Subsistence. Mr. Bowers, who was today appointed fish commissioner, is a resident of Mar tlnsburg, W. Va. He is a nr. -' ot middle age and is engaged in var«... lines of business, farming among others. He is a man of wealth and has given much of itis leisure time to the study of fish cul | ture. He is a zealous Republican and had the enthusiastic support of Senator Elklns for this office. CONFIRMATION The senate today confirmed the fol ! lowing nomination: To be commissioner of patents, C. H. Duell of Syracuse, N. Y. IN THE HOUSE Debate Is Dull and Little Business Is Done WASHINGTON, Feb. I.—The house devoted most (rf the session today to the District of Columbia appropriation bill, but had not completed it atttie time of adjournment. Some politics were in jected into the debate Just at the close, thte feature of whloh was a bitter denun ciation of W.- A. Stone of Pennsylvania by Mehany, Republican, of New York, for the former's position in favor of the Immigration bill. Stone did not see lit to reply. Before the district bill was taken up several bills and resolutions of minor importance were passed. The military academy bill was re- ported to the House today. The Anti- Clvll Service Reformers won a slight vlc- Tory when Mr. Perkins (Rep.) of lowa presented a resolution for printing the hearings before the Civil Service Com mittee. Mr. Orosvenor antagonized the resolution. He said the hearings had taken an ex-parte turn and he desired to submit some facts In refutation of certain statements before the hearings were printed. Mr. Perkins, however, refused to with draw the resolution until the House, by a vote of 05 to 90 had refused the pre vious question. He then yielded. A bill was passed authorizing the Sec retary of the Treasury to build or pur chase a suitable vessel for revenue cut ter service on the Yukon River, to cost not exceeding $40,000. A resolution was adopted which re quested the Secretary of War to submit to the House the report of C. McD. Townsend of the Corps of Engineers, dated December 13th, 1897, concerning certain proposed Improvements of St. Joseph and Benton Harbor, Mich. The Senate resolution for the relief of ex-Senator Call of Florida was adopted. Then at 12:30 p.m. the House went into Committee of the Whole and resumed consideration of the District of Colum bia appropriation bill, which was be gun on Saturday. At 4 oclock the debate drifteil Into pol itics. Simpson, Populist, of Kansas, at tempted to show from olippings from Maine papers that there had been no return of prosperity in the lumber Indus try In that state. He also attacked New- Jersey, as the home of the trusts. Dingley, in reply, declared that the Maine papers were full of evidences of the Improvement in the lumber industry. The clipping was an exception. It was, he said, anothern proof that gentlemen on the other side could see the speck on the barn door but could not see the door. Pitney. Republican, of New Jersey, de- fended hie state. Ho declared that New- Jersey had been trust ridden because for years It had been under Democratic domination. The Democratic legislature had knocked down legislation to the highest bidder. But at last, said Pitney, the wise, patriotic people of New Jersey had risen in their might and swept the Democrats from power. Adams, Republican, of Pennsylvania, declared that the reports of the factory inspector of Pennsylvania showed that 126,000 more persons were employed In the factories now than at this time last | year. Mahaney, Republican, of New York, presented In open house the protest of 10.000 German-American voters against the Lodge Immigration bill. He made an impassioned speech against the intoler ance of those who desitvd to close the gates of Immigration, and when.W. A. Stone. Republican, of Pennsylvania. In terrupted him. he turned upon the Penn sylvanian and denounced him as one who desired to precipitate a raoe ques tion, as one who had attacked the Irish, the Germans, the Poles, and every other nationality. "I commend you," he shouted, "to the voters of Pennsylvania as one whose Americanism cannot stand the test." "Is the sergeant-at-arms present?" Was the only comment of Stone, when Mahaney concluded. At 4:40 p. m. the house adjourned. BEFORE MAKING LOAN GREAT BRITAIN WANTED GOOD SECURITY ■ Oriental Question Proceeds to Settle ment in Manner Which Pleases Germany Alone LONDON, Feb. I.—According to a spe ! cial dispatch from Shanghai the crtt ■ ical point of the Chinese loan negotia ■ tlons was Great Britain's insistence that ; the British should always remain at the ' head of the Yang Tse Kiang Valley cus j toms and assume their full adminlstra ! tion in case of default. The dispatcli I adds that several thousand Russian j troops, which have been guarding the : Trans-Siberian Railroad, hate entered j Manchuria with the consent of the Pe j kin authorities. The British warships, according to a j dispatch to the Daily Mail from Shang- I hai. left Port Arthur of their own ac :cord. The same dispatch says it is reported : that three Russian cruisers are steaming off Taku at the mouth of the Pekin ! river. The Dally Mail's Hongkong corre- I spondent says that telegrams from Hal- Nan announce the revolt of tribes ln the interior of the island. The Pekin correspondent of the Times says that Great Britain has definitely withdrawn her demand for the opening of TaJien-Wan. Germany, according to a special dis patch from Shanghai, demands that Port Arthur and Talleji-Wan be made free ports. MORE DEMANDS MADE PEKIN, Feb. I.—Germany has de manded further concessions in the shape of railroads in the Shan Tung peninsu la as compensation for the assassination of the sailor, Schultz, who was mur dered by a Chinese mob while on sentry duty. THE KAISER PLEASED BERLIN, Feb. I.—The Reichsanzeiger today puhlished a rescript in which Em , peror William, after expressing thanks ( for the congratulations which he re ceived upon the occasion of big birthday, says: "I have noted with much satisfac tion from the enthusiastic demonstra tions of loyalty what a joyful echo the recent successes of Germany's efforts to secure the protection and development of German interests abroad, as well as at home, have found in the hearts of patri ots, particularly of Germans abroad." KOREAN AFFAIRS LONDON, Feb. 2. —A dispatch to the Standard from Kobe, Japan, says the Emperor of Corea refuses to reside at the Russian legation and that the pro- Russian foreign minister has resigned. The Times correspondent at Kobe says: There are repeated rumors from Seoul that the Russian agent, M. Allex ieff, is trying to persuade the emperor of Corea to reoccupy the Russian lega tion. AN EARLY FIRE ' Catches Hotel Guests in Their Beds ; MANY HAVE NARROW ESCAPES i i . t 1 SIX PEOPLE MEET DEATH IN THE FLAMES ■ 1 -■ ' A Five-Story Hotel at OlovereviUe, N. V., Proves to Be a Veritable Death Trap Associated Press Special Wire OLOVJSHSVILLB, N. V., Feb. I.—The I Alvord House, a five-story brick struc ture, the lurgest hotel In the city, ls burning and will be a total loss. The lire was discovered at 7 o'clock this morning. Every room was occupied and i many nurrow escapes occurred. Five lives were lost. The list follows: Henry C. Day, of O. Kimball, wife and daughter, of Indianapolis; Ru pert, a bellboy. The loss to property will reach $100,000. Thei- was a wild scramble on the part of the guests to escape from the building with their personal property, but many were forced to leave without securing anything. A few attempted to escape by the stairways, but the smoke soon cut off this mode of retreat. The guests who were thus entrapped did not long hesitate to take the risk of Jumping, though some were rescued from their perilous positions by the firemen. Others leaped front the windows, several being more or less Injured. Findlay Morrow, a travelling salesman for an Albany house, clad only in his shirt and trous ers, Jumped from a window, landing safely in the snow. Mr. and Mrs. J. C, Strauss, of this city, finding no escape by way of the halls, stepped out of the window and onto the narrow ledge or cornice, where they stood for ten or fifteen minutes, await ing the rescuers. With the aid of a lad der, the hook and ladder men brought them safely to the ground. Mrs. Strauss lost her Jewelry and wardrobe, valued at $1000. L. ii. Lambert, a Chicago glove-buyer. Jumped from a second-story window and broke bis right arm. besides receiving internal injuries. Among the seriously injured are: Wm. Malonlck, traveling man, residence un known, sprained ankle; it. A. Itoss, trav eling man, Rochester, N. V., badly bruised. Proprietor Davis said two traveling men arrived last night, but their names are unknown as the hotel register and office books were destroyed. They have not been seen since the Are. The firemen searched all day in the ruins for the remains of victims, but their efforts were unrewarded Electric lights have been strung across the ruins and a large force will continue the search all night. The two traveling men reported missing were accounted for late tonight, leaving six known victims. Dr. D. D. Davis of Westfleld, New York, Jumped from the third story. He struck the wires opposite the second story and was thrown to the ground, but was not seriously hurt. J. H. Uarry of Troy Jumped from the third story and was only sightly injured. Elwood De Long, a fireman, was seri ously frozen. Andrew Watson of Toronto, Ont., jumped from the fourth floor to a shed and was only slightly hurt. The dead are: E. C. KIMBALL of Indianapolis, his wife and daughter. BENJ. F. STRICKLAND. HENRY C. DAY. CHARLES C. ItrPPERT. NO LOSS OF LIFE NAUGATUCK. Conn., Feb. I.—A tire which broke out ln the fourth story of the reclaiming plant of the I'nited States Rubber Company Shortly after 10 oclock tonight practically destroyed the entire place, entailing a loss of more than $700,000, partly covered by insurance. The building was of brick, four stories in height, about 75 feet wide and 400 feet long. It was the largest reclaiming plant In the country, and was considered practically fireproof. Most of the rubber mills throughout the country are dependent upon this plant for stcck, and it is possible that the fire may cause the shutting down of some of the factories. The building was located a short distance outside of town and was entirely removed from other buildings. The plant gave em ployment to about 150 persons. CHEAP WINES Ruling Prices Will Not Pay for the Packages STOCKTON, Feb. I.—The wine grow ers! of this State have a very serious proposition staring them in the face, ac cording to Chas. A. Wetmore, the prom inent wine man of Stockton, who has just returned from San Francis, o with the information that a sale of 240,000 gallons of wine has been made by the Alglo-Californian Bank to the Califor nia Wine Association. The price paid for the hulk of the lot was eight cents and the balance, including the choicest dry wines and about 10,000 gallons of port, was sacrificed at nine cents. The eight-cent price represents a valuation on ordinary wlnns ready for shipment, which should be equivalent to not more than six cents for similar old wines in ountry cellars and, deducting the post of holding, raking and clarifying, It would represent a valuation for similar new wines In the country of not exceed ing three or four cents. Many dealers have anticipated the break in prices and have kept out of the market, hop ing to secure wineß at almost their own figures. The result is that there is no sale for a large quantity at any price. With millions of dollars invested in the wine business ln this State, the pro ducers are In a most peculiar position at present, and tf they do not succeed in checking the cut rates Mr. Wetmore declares they will have to go out of busi ness. A USELESS SCARE SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. I.—The 1 statement made yesterday in Stockton by Wetmore, the well-known viticulturist. in which he stated that the wine growers of California are confront ed with a serious condition of trade, has caused much comment. Concerning the report that the California Wine associa tion had Just bought 240,000 gallons of wine from the Anglo-California bank at a low flgure, I. 8. Steinhart sayß that the wine did not belong to the Anglo-Call fornla bank, but to the estate of E. Qar nler. and was sold by the trustees for the beet price obtainable, which, for the bulk of the lot, was 8 cents, and for the balance, Including the choicest dry wtnes and about 10,000 gallons of port, B cents a gnllon. Percy Morgan, manager of the Cali fornia Wine association, ridicules the Idea of the purchase of this wine being of any consequence. He said the current market price was offered, that wine was on a steady basis, and the outlook was good. BEARDSLEE STEPS DOWN The Famous Rear Admiral on the Re tired List After Today WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. I.—Two of the most Important retirements from the navy of the year will take plaoe this week. Rear Admiral L. A. Beardslee re tires today and Rear Admiral Thomas O. Selfrldge leaves the navy on Feb. 6. REAR ADMIRAL LESTER A. KKARDBLKK Admiral Benrdslee has been In the navy ever since 1850. when he was ap pointed acting midshipman. In 185.1 he was attached to the sloop Plymouth for service in the East Indies, and in that year he participated in some of the actions and In at least one battle with the Chinese army at Shanghai. In 185.1 he was made passed midshipman and detailed for service on the Meirrlmac. In 1863 he was attached to the Nan tucket and he participated in the at tack on the Ironclad Meet In Charleston harbor on April 7, 1863. After the war Lieut. Beardslee. for that was now his title, commanded the gunboat Aroos took. Subsequently he was transferred to the command of the steamer Saginaw of the Pacific squadron, and later to the command of the steam sloop Lacka wanna of the same station. REAR ADMIRAL THOS. O. SELFRIDGB In 1569 he was commissioned a com mander. He served a year In the hydro graphic office In this city. Since that time he has steadily risen in the service. Admiral Beardslee is a most efficient officer, and is brave, gentle and popular. He has been a rear admiral since June 27, 1»86. SLICK SLUGGING Nick Burley Swung Wickedly, But Was Whipped WHEELING. W Va., Feb. I.—Tonight in the arena of the Metropolitan Athletic club occurred one of the most exciting contests yet pulled off by the local club. It was billed as a twenty round contest but only thirteen were required. The prlnoijrals were Jack Bonner of Philadel phia and Nick Burley of California, who met at 160 pounds. The men boxed savagely and In thij thirteenth round Bonner barely escaped a knock-out, being on the floor nine sec onds. Burley's wicked swing, which would have ended matters, waa escaped by the Fhtl;de]ph4an by the narrowest of shaveß. Bonner then recovered him self in a wonderful manner and succeed ed In knocking out Burley only a minute after he was almost finished himself. A New Portfolio WASHINGTON, Feb. I.—The house committee on interstate and foreign commerce entered Into a rather extended discussion of the project for the creation of a department of industry and com merce today. Most of the members par ticipated in the Interchange of views and suggestions, and there seemed to be a general desire for some measure of this character. The bill now being con sidered by the committee, however, Is not satisfactory in several particulars, and a substitute is likely to be presented. There Is a strong opposition to the erec tion of such an office to a position of cabinet rank. Railroad Robbery ST. LOUIS. Feb. 1.-A special to the Re public from Ban Antonio, Tex., says: By the arrest of H. M. Zeeklns and T. F. McCabe, two Paclllc Express company messengers here, one of the most gigantic and systematically conducted railroad rob beries of recent years has been revealed. The plan of the thieves, all of whom were express messengers and railroad men, was to open trunks of travelers by means of skeleton keys and take one or two arti cles of value. Other arrests will follow. Undelivered Telegrams There are undelivered telegrams at the Western Union telegraph office for H. 8. Delamar, C. Meyers, P. C. Jetf fers, Charles Stanley, S. Wilson Hea.ton, R. A. Tucker, Mr. Conrad Schraeder, Mrs. C. D. Egert, W. H. Wlllits, J. M. Walter. To Cure a Cold in One Day Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablet!. Alt druggist* refund money tf It falls to ou're. ttc Tbe genuine has L. B. Q. on each tab tot.