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E * t,l ! ' , J. e< H l Presldont. te<l 1888 \ NUMBER 17.849. TWELVE LIVES LOST AT A FIRE VICTIMS WERE SUFFOCATED u THEY sought to reach the FIRE ESCAPE. Disaster Occurred in a Tenement BaUdlng in Brooklyn-Dead Were Members ot Two Italian Families. I.aot Living Member ot Each ot tile Families Now Lies in Hospital, With no Chance ot Lite—Police Get Little Information. New York, Nov. 20.—Smothered be fore they could reach the rear fire es cape in a burning tenement building at 186 Troutman street in the Williams burg district of Brooklyn, twelve per sons met death shortly before 2 o’clock this morning. Two entire families, those of Ma-ri anio Triola and Charles POlognlo, are wiped out, the last living member of each being now In a hospital, with no hope of recovery. They are Charles Polognio, 33 years old, and Tony Tri olo. 13 yeurs old, both of whom are terribly burned. The burned tenement house is In the center of a row of three-story tene ments, extending the length of the block, and was occupied by Italians. The fire is supposed to have started in the cellar of the grocery store of A. Giambalvos on the ground floor. All the occupants were asleep at the time and there was considerable delay in sending in tjie first alarm. The Giambalvos family lived In the rear of the store and succeeded in get ting out of the building, 'but before the occupants of the two other floors were roused, their escape had been cut off. The tenants in nearly all the neigh boring buildings dragged their house hold goods out of the buildings and with them blocked the way of the fire apparatus. All the bodies were found in the rear room of the third floor, and it was evident that all had been suffo cated in their effort to reach the fire escape at the back of the building. In his intervals of consciousness, Polognio cried for his wife and chil dren, but the physicians fear the knowledge of their death would kill him and have not told him of their fate. In their investigation as to the ori gin of (he fire, the police have been unable to obtain a statement of any kind from neighboring tenants. The street about the burned building has been crowded with Italians all day, but the police report that every one questioned regarding the persons burned, or the occupants of the build ing, has refused to make any answer. It was with great difficulty that even names of the victims could be obtain ed. The loss is estimated at SIO,OOO. POPE PIUS WISHES HE HAD HAD A BICYCLE. Say* It Would Have Saved Him Many Steps a- a Roy, Rome, Nov. 20.—The Pope to-day re ceived a committee from Lucea. Learning that two of its members came to Rome on bicycles, he congrat ulated them, adding: "I forbade priests to ride the bicycle; but were I young again I would gladly use the bicycle, as when I was a boy of 4 years I walked daily twelve miles in ail kinds of weather, sun or rain, to go to school. If I had had a bicycle. I would have saved time and strength.” One of the members of the commit too had expressed a wish to kiss hi3 mot, but the Pope said, "No, It is GOVERNOR THOMPSON DEAD IN NEW YORK. Was Formerly Thief Executive ot South < nrollniu New York, Nov. 20.—Hugh S. Thomp son, former Governor of South Caro lina, died at his residence here to night He was born in Charleston, S. C., in 1 V | ,. in recent years he was controller of the New York Life Insurance Com pany. ■he body of the former Governor will be taken as soon as possible to his former home in Columbia, 8. C. N'o funeral services over the body 0! Mr. Thompson will be held in this *’ ty ' The body will be taken south iom here at 3:26 to-morrow afternoon. li,.^. arr^ n * ernont * toT services In Co thi . have yet b<>en made except that IJ J '"ferment will take place on Wed nesday afiternoon. ITALIANS Vs A MOB . v liwed Their Displeasure Over the Innsbruck Adair. Rome, Nov. 20.—Demonstrations In Protest against the Innsbruck affair "mtlnue to be made at various places in Italy. In Rome this afternoon students ng'Hn started in the direction of the Austrian embassy, and soon were mug -1,1 numb rs from the crowds „ ~, ,b ® streets. The police were Insuf n,." 11 * }? control the demonstrators. sh..r n J h * y 11 lr *ved at the embassy mJ , v shouted. ’’Long live Trent,” and j* v * Trieste,” but the troops r "V ,MM,n out charged the "'on and dispersed It. *" •“Mng many forms. ah-L if '*>ntrlhullon* to the Dante . *"‘*n boctety, memorial* adopted 'Punicipainira and addresses to the of *vhlch from Ns- Piss bore t.uou slgnatunw. Jsfabatuiab Jftflftiing ffcto£. FIRE CAUSED LOSS OF $700,000 AT CINCINNATI. How the Loss of the Property Was Divided. Cincinnati, Nov. 20,-Fire caused a loss to-day in the central part of the city on the southside of Fourth street, between Walnut and Main streets, and also on Main near Fourth, approximating $700,000. It started about noon in an aban doned building in the rear of the Pounsford Stationery Company. There was a strong breeze that caused the flames to spread rapidly. The loss on the several flve-story buildings was $140,000. distributed as follows: McMicken estate, $75,000; Rudolph Wurlitzer, $40,000; Baker es tate, $10,000; Sammet Bros., $10,000; J. Frank Jones, $5,000. The nine-story St. Paul building stopped the fire westward and was damaged SSOO. But little was saved east of the St. Paul building to Main street. As the McMicken estate all went to the University of Cincinnati, that in stitution is a heavy loser. The heaviest losses were on stocks of merchandise, as follows; The Ru dolph Wurlitzer Company, pianos and musical instruments, $250,000; insur ance. $220,000; the Pounsford Station ery Company, $60,000; F. A. Schwaill & Sons, manufacturers of glassware aDd bottles supplies, $55,000; Queen City Window Glass Works, $40,000; the Loring and Andrews Company, jewelry manufacturers, $45,000; Sam met Bros., tailors, $7,000; Thomas Kennedy, type machinery. $15,000; J. M. Eilers & Cos., $15,000; F. H. Bernig & Sons, tobacco, $15,000; Benzinger Bros., $5,000; Black Publishing Cqm pany, $5,000; Kineon Coal Company, $2,000; Thompson Stationery Company, $2,000; Beta Theta Phis, SI,OOO. HAS OFFERED PLACE TO SENATOR COCKRELL. Washington, Nov. 20.—The President has offered Senator Cockrell of Mis souri the Isthmian Canal Commission ership made vaAr.t by the resignation of Col. Hecker of Michigan, and has also told him if he feels that his health will not permit him to take this place, the President desires to offer him a position on the Interstate Commerce Commission. Cockrell Not Saying. Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 20.—Speaking with the Associated Press over the long distance telephone from his home at Warrensburg this evening, Senator Francis M. Cockrell declined to say whether or not he had been offered the Isthmian Canal Commissionership by President Roosevelt, or whether he would accept such an appointment if tendered. He would not, he said, in any event, take any action until he reached Washington on Nov. 28. “I have already said all I care to at this time upon this subject,” said Sen ator Cockrell. Senator Cockrell declined to say whether or not the Isthmian Canal Commissionership would be an agree able appointment. Yesterday in an in terview with the Associated Press, Senator Cockrell said: "If tendered any position by the President I should treat it with the greatest consideration and do whatever might be best in the premises.” STEAMSHIP ASHORE NEAR LONG BEACH. Five Tug* on the Scene Ready to Poll Her Off. New York, Nov. 20. —Capt. Van Wyck of the Long Beach, Long Island, life saving station, reports that the British steamship Sicilian Prince, from Mar seilles, Naples and Palermo for New York, with 612 persons aboard, went ashore at 5 o’clock this morning half a mile west of the live saving station. The steamer lies in an easy position. The sea is smooth. Five tugs are on the scene waiting for high tide, when an attempt will be made to mill the Sicilian Prince off. ROOSEVELT WILL BE AT REGIMENT’S REUNION. He Will Attend the Gntlierlcfg (I Rough Rider*. Washington, Nov. 20.—President Roosevelt, according to his present in tentions, will visit Fort Worth, Tex., in the spring on the occasion of the reunion of the First Volunteer Cavalry (Rough Riders). He has given his as surance that unless something unfore seen happens, he will make the trip. With the posslblle exception of an address to his comrades, it is stated that the President will make no speeches, either going or returning. JUDGE PARKER*TAKES” EXPENSIVE ROOMS. He Will Live In Style nt the Hotel Netherlands. New York. Nov. 20.—Former Judge Alton B. Parker, recently candidate for President on the Democratic ticket and Mrs. Parker will spend the win ter in New York city at the Hotel Netherlands. He has engaged the suite formerly occupied by the late Marcus Duly. The apartments front on Fifth avenue and are considered to be the most expensive in the hotel. Judge and Mrs. Parker will arrive in New York, Nov. 28. PIERSOL WAS KILLED ON RAILWAY TRACK. Parkersburg. W. Va„ Nov. 20.—8, P. Plersol, member of the Populist Executlvs Committee, who had been his party's candidate for Governor, was killed by a Baltimore and Ohio en gine to-ilay, white walking toward Par kersburg from his horns In the loun ify. 1 SPOKE OF DUTY OF THE CITIZENS PRESIDENT WAS HEARD AT A CATHOLIC CELEBRATION IN WASHINGTON. Occasion Was the llOth Anniversary of St. Patrick's Church and the Dedication of Carroll Hall. Knights of Coluiubns n Guard or Honor—Cardinal Gibbons Also Mnde an Address—President Was Liberally Applnnded. Washington. Nov. 20. President Roosevelt made an address to-day at the 110th anniversary celebration at St. Patrick's church and the dedication of Carroll Hall, the new Parochial build ing and parish school. The Rev. Dr. D. J. Stafford, rector of St. Patrick's, acted as master of ceremonies. Cardinal Gibbons, several archbish ops and other dignitaries of the Cath olic church attended the exercises, the former making an address immediate ly preceding that of the President. H. B. F. McFarland, president of the Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia, was the concluding speaker. The addresses were made from a bal cony on the second floor of the rectory, and the audience gathered in crowds in the streets. The Knights of Columbus formed a guard of honor for the President, but a squad of police was necessary to open the crowded streets. Cheer after cheer went up as the President and his es cort appeared. He was met at his car riage by Father Stafford, and as he passed into the rectory a children's choir of 200 voices, stationed in front of the church, sang hymns. President ou the “Square Deal.” Dr. Stafford introduced President Roosevelt as “the man of even-handed justice; the President of the ‘square deal.’ ” President Roosevelt thanked the rector and joined in the laugh which preceded prolonged cheering. Then he spoke, in part, as follows; “It Is a great pleasure to me to be present with you to-day to assist at the dedication of the school, hall and rectory of this parish. I am glad, in deed, to have 'been introduced, Cardi nal Gibbons, by you, the spiritual rep resentative in a peculiar sense of that Bishop Carroll, who played so illustri ous a part in the affairs of the church and whose kinsfolk played as illustri ous a part in the affairs of the nation at the dawning of this government. "In greeting all of you, I wish to say that I am especially glad to see the children present. (Cheers and ap plause.) You know, I believe in chil dren. I want to see enough of them and of the right kind. (Applause.) The Individual Home. "I wish to-day, in the very brief re marks that I have to make, to dwell upon this thought, that while in this country we need wise laws honestly and fearlessly executed, and while we cannot afford to tolerate anything but the highest standard in the public service of the government, yet that in the last analysis the future of the country must depend upon the quality of the individual home, of the indi vidual man or woman in that home, and that very largely depends upon the way in which the average boy or girl is brought up. (Cheers and ap plause). Therefore, a peculiar respon sibility rests upon those whose life work it is to see to the spiritual wel fare of our people and upon those who make it their life work to try to train the citizens of the future so that they shall be worthy of that fu ture. “The rules of good citizenship are tolerably simple. The trouble is not in finding them out; the trouble is in living up to them after they have been found out. We know fairly well what qualities they are which In their sum make up the type of character we like to see in man or wife, son or daugh ter; but I am afraid we do not al ways see them as well developed as we would like to. I wish to see in the average American citizen the de velopment of the two sets of qualities which we can thoroughly indicate as sweetness and strength—the qualities on the one hand which make the man able to hold his own, and those which, on the other hand, make him Jealous for the rights of others Just as much as for his own rights. Not the Sort He'd Care Aboot. “You probably know that I do not care very much for the coward or the moral weakling. I wish to see in the man manliness, in the woman woman liness. I wish to see courage, perse verance, the willingness to face work, to face, you men, if it is necessary, danger, the determination not to shrink back when temporarily beaten In life, as each one will be now and then, but to come up and wrest triumph from defeat. I want to see you men strong men and brave men. and. in addition. I wish to see each man of you feel that to his strength and cour age are joined the quullties of tender ness toward those he loves, who are dependent upon him. and of right deal ing with all his neighbors. "Finally, I want to congratulate all of us here on certain successes that we have achieved In the century and a quarter that has gone by of our American life,.. We have difficulties enough, and we are a long ways short of perfection. I do not see any imme diate danger of our growing too good; there is ample room for effort yet left. But we have achieved certain results, we have succeeded In measurably re alizing certain Ideals. We have grown to accept It as an axiomatic truth of our American life that the man Is to be treated on his worth as r man, without regard to the accidents of his position (applause); that this Is not a government designed to favor the rich man as such, or the poor man as such, but that it is designed to favor every man, rich or poor. If he Is a decent man who acts fairly by his fellows. (Cheer* and applause.) Broad anti I.literal Charily. "We have grown to realise that part of th foundations upon which our liberty restr Is the right of each man to worship his Creator according to the dictates of hi* conscience, and the duty of each insn to respect his fs|. low who so worships Him. (Cheers and applause.) And. oh, my country men, one of the best auguries for the Continued on Fifth Fag* SAVANNAH. GA.. MONDAY. NOVEMBER 21. 1904. WILL BE EXCHANGED AT RUSSIAN CAPITAL Effort to Fix the Rlante for North best Affair. St. Petersburg. Nov. 21. 4 a. m.—Rat ifications of the Anglo-Russtan Dogger Bank convention will be exchanged here between Foreign Minister Latns dorff and Ambassador Hardlngc. The principal modification of the British text of the convention as fin ally accepted by both powers will con sist in clearly imposing upon the com mission the task of locating the blame, irrespective of persons or nationality. Both the American and the French governments have been informally ap prised that they are expected to select members of the commission, and when the formal Joint invitations are issued they will bo expected promptly to an nounce the selection. In order to ob viate delay Emperor Francis Joseph has been selected to name the fifth member of the commission in case the four should be unable to agree. An officer of the transport Kamchat ka was detached at Dakar and will proceed to Paris as a fifth Russian wit ness. Much interest is displayed here in the report that a British warship fired on the Carron line steamer Grange off the coast of Scotland, as showing that mistakes at sea are not confined to the Russian navy. RUSSIAN FEINTS ARE REPULSED BY JAPANESE. "Toklo, Nov. 20, 1 p. m.—lncreasing activity along the Shak’he river seems to indicate the imminence of another great battle. The Russian feints, evidently in tended to draw a Japanese attack, are uniformly repulsed. Army headquarters yesterday receiv ed the following report from Marshal Oyama, dated, Nov. 18: “At dawn to-day a detachment of the enemy made an attack near Hsing lungtun. They were repulsed by us. “Since this morning the enemy in the vicinity of Shakhe have indirectly bombarded our positions with mortars and field pieces. They have effected no damage. ‘‘A body of the enemy’s Infantry were discovered 'at Hsamia and Hsla oyantzu. We shelled them and they fled in confusion to a neighboring vil lage. “The enemy have burnt Huangtlos hetzu and villages to the southeast on the right bank of the river Hun.” MAGAZINE EXPLODED BY JAPANESE SHELL Tokio, Nov. 20. 6p. m.—A dispatch from the army besieging Port Arthur, dated Nov. 19, says: “During the bombardment this aft ternoon a shell frorq a Japanese naval gun exploded a Russian magazine near the arsenal. “Our operations against all forts are proceeding as prearranged from Manchurian headauarters. “At noon to-day we shelled the Rus sian infantry engaged in entrenching east of Reiuehiangtun and also infan try in the rear of the villages, causing them to flee in confusion. “In other directions there Is no change of note.” JAPANESE DO^NOf” DIVULGE THEIR PLANS. Che Foo, Nov. 21. 11 a. m.—The gen eral attack on Port Arthur was re sumed, Nov. 18, or Nov. 19, according to the report of persons arriving here to-day from Dalny. They say that the Japanese are so secretive that it is difficult in Dalny to learn the true facts. Even the officers detailed to work at the base do not know what their comrades at the front are doing. Nov. 16, a peculiarly heavy explosion shook every ship lying at Dalny. The explosion was ascribed to tfie blow ing up of land mines or a magazine, SHOWED EFFICIENCY OF RUSSIAN WORKS. Mukden. Nov. 20.—The Japanese at tack on Poutiloff hill has demonstrated the efficacy of the Russian defensive works. Two battalions engaged in the attack occupied the first line of the Russian trenches, but at the second line were caught in pits and entangle ments and exposed to a galling fire. A Kussjan bayonet attack completed their demora liza t ion. There are many rumors of Japanese activity on both flanks, but there Is nothing tending to show that a general engagement Is more Imminent than heretofore. RASTOROPNY WAS BUT ONE OF THREE. London, Nov. 21.—A dispatch from Shanghai states that the steamer Lienshlng, from Che Foo, reports that three other Russian torpedo boat de stroyers left Port Arthur with the de stroyer Rastoropny. The Japanese stopped two of them and the fate of the third is unknown. Occupied Conntersrsrp. Toklo, Nov. 20, Noon.—lt Is reported that the Japanese, after successfully mining, occupied n counterscarp on Sungshu mountain last Friday. Was no Fighting. St. Petersburg, Nov. 20. —Gen. Kuro patkin telegraphs that there was no lighting the night of Nov. 18-19. , HUNGARIAN PISIER PELTED BY SNOWBALLS. Hostile Demonstration Was Hoppert li> the Police. Buda Pest, Hungary, Nov. 20.—As Premier Tisza was leaving s meeting of his political supporter* to-day, he encountered a hostile demonstration. He was greeted aith shouts ot "Re sign!” and tu pelted with snowball*. The police dispersed the crow and by a discharge of blank cartridges. Forty arrests were tiial*. CIRCUS MONEY SmMISSING THIEVES’ WORK WELL DONE. NO TRACE OF THE STOLEN *30,000 DISCOVERED. No Dovelopincnts Have Occurred at Tnrhoro, Where the Forcpnugli- Sells People amt the Civil Au thorities Are Completely limned. Train Reported to Have Arrived AVitlt Money to I‘ay Off the Em ployes of the Cirrus. Tarboro, N. C., Nov. 20.—There are no further developments regarding the theft of $30,000 in cash from the ticket wagon of the Forep.iugh-Sells circus early Saturday morning. A special train to carry fhe employes of the show to Richmond arrived here about 4 o’clock this afternoon, and It Is said that it brought money with which to pay off the attaches of the show. Full settlement with the em ployes is expected to be made to-night. Three trains carrying the circus to winter quarters at Columbus, 0., will leave about 1 o’clock in the morning and about the same time a special passenger train will take the employes to Richmond. The man and woman arrested last night in connection with the robbery have been released from custody. Their effects were searched, but no trace of the missing $30,000 was found. The circus people have practically taken the case out of the hands of the Tarboro police and are depending upon their own resources to handle the matter. defalcatToiTcase COMES UP AT MACON. .1. R. Lane amt E. It. Henderson Are Under Charges. Macon, Nov. 20.—The Macon and Birmingham Railroad's defalcation case, involving an alleged steal of $42,- 000 and which created a general sen sation, will be tried in Bibb Superior Court to-morrow. Julian R. Lane was general man ager of the road at Macon, with E. R. Henderson as auditor and cash ier. An investigation showed a misap propriation of $42,000. The books had been falsified and Henderson was ar rested, he at once swearing out an ac cusation against Lane charging him with the responsibility and saying that he had acted under Lane's orders. Both are prominent citizens and pub lic opinion in the case is divided. REQUEST FOR V MATCH CAUSED A KILLING. One Man Said No Gentleman Would Ask a Negro for a Match. Huntington, W. Va„ Nov. 20.—An thony Martin was stabbed to death on the street here to-day by Burnie Coon, son of Councilman John Coon. Martin and Samuel Rlttonhouse. while walking along the street, stop ped a colored man and asked him for a match.- Coon was passing in the opposite direction and he made the re mark that no gentleman would ask a negro for a match. The men came to blows and Coon stabbed Martin to death. Coon also plunged his knife In to Rlttenhouse, making an ugly wound in the back, but he will recover. Coon walked up the street with the bloody knife in his hand and surrend ered to the police, CELEBRATED BIRTHDAY OF QUEEN DOWAGER. It Afforded (l|i|i<iriunitlca for Anti- Austrian Demonstrations. Rome, Nov. 20.—The Queen Dowager Margharieta's fifty-third birthday an niversary was celebrated to-day throughout Italy by a display of flags and bunting and in various other ways. The ships in Italian harbors, including the United States cruiser Cleveland at Genoa, hoisted their pennants in honor of the occasion and bands played national airs. The celebration afforded opportuni ties for fresh anti-Austrian demon strations, but the crowds were easily dispersed by soldiers. At Bologna, the Socialists, who are opposed to agitation against a foreign power, attacked a mob that was burn ing an Austrian flag and rescued the flag. A light ensued, which was stopped by the police. COUNTY TREASURER PLACED UNDER ARREST. Ills Story of Hohhery anil Being Round In Vault Questioned. Prescott, Arlz., Nov. 20.—James P. Storm, former county treasurer of Yavapai county, who was found bound and gagged in the vault of his office Nov. 9 and who reported that he had been robbed of $)5,000 by two men and placed in the vault, where he claims he remained for fourteen hours, was arrested to-day and charged with em bezzlement. IBIS WAS*DISABLED. A steamer list of Fernaadlua Was klgkfted. London, Nov. 20. —The North Ger man Lloyd steamer Brandenburg from Baltimore for Bremen, which passed Lizard Head to-day signalled that she hftd spoken In longitude 14 west (about 260 miles southwest of Queens town), the Belgian steamer Iris, Capt, Hyfor from Fentandlnn for Antwerp, with her machinery disabled. REST OF THE MEMORIAL ADOPTED BY ZEMSTVO. Action uf the Body Wilt Form an Klioeh in Itusslan History. St. Petersburg, Nov. 20. —The Zemst vo representatives’ meeting to-day adopted the remainder of rhe memorial almost literally as cabled to the As sociated £ress yesterday, and besides considered several supplementary ar ticles providing for practical co-oper ation of the Zemstvo in the Bed Cross work and for extension of school fa cilities. The vote on the question of the adoption of the motion stood 88 to 10. The meeting probably will be con tinued several days. The memorial will be sent to Prince Svlatopolk-MlH aky for transmission to the Bmperor. What the result will be is a matter of speculation; but tihe men who have participated in this meeting are In most cases the most influential and able men in their respective provinces, and are resolved to press the move ment everywhere with the greatest vigor. Zemstvo banquet will be arranged for Dec. 4. the fortieth anniversary of the emancipation proclamation issued by Alexander 11, and on this occasion speeches along the line of the memo rial will be made. The government's attitude is awaited with breathless interest. The mere fact that a meeting with such a pro gramme was permitted, although offi cial ausphea were denied it, Is unpre cedented; but tile vigorous character of the memorial adopted and the reso lution to push the agitution must com pel the government to act. A parting of the ways is again at hand, and the autocracy, it would seem, must once more choose whether the people shall be allowed a voice in the government, for it is Inconceivable that it can al low agitation for a convocatlve elective body to decide whether the time has not come, in the language of the me morial 'for a specially elected body to participate In legislation" without the Intention of yielding. Reactionaries, of course, are horri ned at the mere suggestion of any thing approaching a parliament or a constitution. All their power and In fluence are In the scale; but no mat ter which way the balance swings the decision is bound to mark an epoch in Russian history. The actual participants tn the meet ing here are far from hopeful: but they sincerely believe the salvation of the country depends upon the solu tion they have to offer, and have the satisfaction of knowing that, as rep resentatives of the most authoritative provincial Institutions of the empire, they have for once spoken out their views and have taken measures to have them spread before the world as well as the government which is ad dressed. For one result, it Is sure to give a tremendous impetus to the lib eral movement. The Associated Press has heard that recently the Emperor has spoken much of M. Witte's famous memoran dum, written Just before his fall, of the advisability of yielding the people a voice in the government. One thing which must commend itself strongly to the Emperor Is the fact that the memorial represents the view of able and moderate men who have no sym pathy with revolution. They have tak en particular pains to discourage the student demonstrations which were planned for Saturday and Sunday In front of the Kazan Cathedral, and none occurred. a firelFasheville ENTAILS HEAVY LOSS. Tlie Daiiinge la Estimated at *73,00fl to *IOO,OOO. Asheville, N. C„ Nov. 20.—Fire which broke out at 10:20 o'clock to-night has wrought damage totaling between $75,- 000 and SIOO,OOO, and the losses may be further swelled before the flames are brought under complete control, although the geographical location of the burned buildings Is such that only two or three others in the vicinity could suffer. The principal losers are; Theobold Candy Company, building and stock destroyed; Che Aahevllie Music Com pany and Bender's hair dressing es tablishment. The Asheville Citizen, a morning newspaper, caught fire twice, but was savnd. All the burned buildings are located on Patton avenue. The losses are partially Insured. COAL STEAMER BURNS TO THE WATER’S EDGE. Crew, Many Half Naked, Had to Take to the Hauls. Sandusky, 0., Nov. 20.—The coal steamer Philip Minch, light, on its way from Falrport to Sandusky, 0., was burned to the water's edge about eight miles east of Marblehead at mid night last night. The crew of seventeen men was forced to abandon tho burning boat while several miles out in the.lake and reached gandusky in an exhausted con dition, many of them half naked be cause of having been aroused from sleep. The fire started in the stem of the bout from a cause not determined. Capt. B. A. Benson ordered the men oft In a yawl boat at 2 o’clock Sunday morning. The crew lost all they pos sessed. The Minch carried a tonnage of more than 3.000. KROONLAND REPORTED FOUNDERED IN MID OCEAN. London, Nov. 20.—A news agency re port from Brussels states that rumors are afloat at Antwerp that the Red Star Line steamer Kroonland founder ed In midoeean. Officials of the com pany here deny all knowledge of the alleged disaster and disci edit the ru mors. Huy It !• tlnllHou*. New York, Iflov. 20.—Ths officials of the Red Star line brand as malicious the rumor of the Kroonland founder ing. They discredit the report and de clare that the Kroonland is not due here until Monday night, and as ves sels arriving report heavy weather, iM may not got here until Tuesday, 5 CENTS A COPY. DAILY. JS A YEAR. WEEKLY 2-mira-A-WEKK.iI A YEAR KILLED MRS. GREEN AND SHOT HIMSELF DEADLY WORK OF BUTLER WAS DONE WHILE IN A HACK AT KENNESAW. J. 11. Rntler, an Engineer an the Ccntrnl Hnllway, Did the Shoot ls(—He and Mrs. Green Wer Hid ing t the Depot at Kennesaw to Cntch a Train to Atlanta—Not Known Why Butler Did the Shoot ing. Atlanta, Nov. 20.—News was receiv ed in this city to-nlglvt of a doubte 'tragedy at Kennesaw, twenty-eight miles from Atlanta, on the Western and Atlantic Railroad, in which J. H. Butler of Augusta, an engineer on the Central of Georgia Railway, had shot and killed Mrs. Lola Green of Atlanta and mortally wounded himself with the same pistol. The tragedy occurred in a hack in which the couple were riding to the depot to catch the train to Atlanta. The exwcit nature of the trouble which led up to the killing and suicide is unknown. Mrs. Green came to Atlanta from Greenville, S. C. In Butler’s pocket, was a memoran dum book in which was written, "I am J. R. Butler of Augusta, where I have a wife and two children.” Butler and Mrs. Green were arrest ed and fined for living together in Atlanta last September. WHITES AND NEGROES ON HOSTILE TERMS. 0 f —w—i—•— Trouble Because White Man Was Shot liy a Negro, Des Moines, la., Nov. 20.—Trouble is regarded as imminent at Fraser, la., where Thomas Albright, a white miner, was last night shot and mortally wounded by James Price, a negro. Tho white miners held a meeting this after noon and voted to refuse to work longer with the negroes. They accuse the negroes of having aided Price to make his escape, and the feeling is intense. There are from thirty-live to fifty negroes in the mining camp and about 1.2U0 whites. Both sides are heavily armed. A negro thought to be Price was seen near Ogden, seven or eight miles from Fraser, this evening. He an swered the description of the man wanted, and on seeing that he was dis covered concealed himself In a corn field. A posse from Ogden is searching for him, and another body of miners from Ogden is working down the river in that direction, while still another body Is making a thorough search of all of the negro huts in Fraser. If Price Is cuught it ts believed that the miners in their present frame of mind will do him violence. Albright is still alive, but the doctors say he cannot survive. LOSS ATwOfILD’SFAIR WAS NOT SO GREAT. Building Could Not Have Been Sold for Over *3,000. St. Louis, Mo.. Nov. 20.—The loss from the fire in the Missouri building at the World's Fair last evening was not so great as at first supposed. A great deal of the furniture was saved, together with most of the paintings and practically all the books. According to President M. T. Davis of the Missouri Commission, the loee sustained by the state will only amount to $20,000. This is explained by the statement of Mr. Davis that after the World's Fair is over the building, which was the finest state structure on the grounds, would not bring more than $5,000. ”1 am happy to nay that insurance inspection ha* proven that but ten paintings of Missouri's former gov ernors and Supreme Court Justices are so badiv burned that they cannot be replaced," said Mr. Davis. The loss was mostly caused by the destruction of furniture. IN HONOR OF “BRECKINRIDGE Many Evidence* of Mourning Are Shown at Lexington. Lexington, Ky., Nov. 20.—A1l the im mediate kin, save his brother, MaJ. Gen. Joseph C. Breckinridge, and his son. Robert, who are abroad, have ar rived for the funeral of Col. W. C. P. Breckinridge to-morrow afternoon from the First Presbyterian Church. Telegrams from all parts of tfhe country to-day have brought expres sions of sympathy to the family of the de:td statesman. Local papers are crowded with tributes from friends, war comrades and colleagues tn public life. The Mayor has Issued a proclamation convening the General Council in spe cial session to adopt resolutions and calling upon business houses to close their doors during the funeral hour. The Chamber of Commerce and Lex ington bar will also hold special meet ings to take action on his death. CHRISTIAN OUT AGAIN. It la Said He Will Not He Prose cuted for Kllllns Thorpe. Macon, Nov. 20. —Frank Christian, who killed Fred Tharp# In a fierce knifa duel In a saloon a fsw days ago, has been released from the hospital and was on the street* to-day. It Is said the nroaerutton In the case will be dropped. During Christian's confinement In the hospitsl a mob of hhi victim's irtenua endeavored to gain access to hla bed side and ware driven off by a revolver In the hands of Ur. Bluer, tho resident surgeon.