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A Word in the Globe.
The Globe Goes Everywhere.
Awful Results of a Panic in
the Royal Theater, Gates
head, England.
The Cry of Fire Starts the
Audience Pell-Mell for
the Exits.
Janitor Foster and Many
Others Crushed at the
Foot of a Stairway.
the Little Blaze Extinguished
With Two Buckets of
London, Dec. 27.— A frightful panic
Recurred Saturday night 111 the Royal
theater. Gateshead, resulting in the loss
of a number of lives. Gateshead is a
considerable city in Durham; and, as
nearly the whole population is engaged
in manufacturing industries during the
week, the places of amusement are
usually crowded Saturday. Yesterday,
owing to the Christmas season, the
Royal theater was thronged with work
ing people. The audience, while not
unruly, indulged in more license than
is allowed in most cases, and smoked in
the balcony without any apparent ob
jection on the part of the attendants.
The piece on the stage was of a sort
familiar 111 the provincial manufactur
ing places, including magic, sleight-of
hand and other variety. One of the
boys smoking got so interested in the
play that he accidentally
Dropped a Burning; Match.
on the people below him. The match
set fire to some of the theatrical furni
ture, exactly what is not yet known, but
at any rate the slight blaze communicat
ed to a partition. A woman noticed the
fire and shrieked that the theater was
burning. At once the audience, which
had been all attention to the play, was
aroused, and not comprehending the ex
act danger, made a sudden and simul
taneous rush to escape. Every aisle and
avenue became packed, and the audi
ence, which was numerous enough to
have made exit slow and difficult had
there been no panic, became one pant
ing, struggling mays of cursing men and
crying, half-suffocated women and
children. The strong; hearty men from
iron works and mills showed no pity
for the weaker sex. If a woman
or child tell beneath the strain, she or
it was at once crushed under iron-shod
heels. Men climbed on each other's
beads and sought to tread over the
squirming mass of humanity to safety.
Women pleaded for their little ones,
holding them above their heads
As Far as Arm*, Could Iteacli,
and the babes with the breath being
•squeezed out of. 'them, were saved, in
several instances, by being grasped in
the strong hands of men able to hold
them with one arm above the crowd.
Down the main staircase the multitude
struggled and panted. The janitor,
Foster, had rushed to the open door at
the foot of the stairs. The solid crowd
fell upon him like an Immense Krupp
hammer, crushing the life out of his
body, which was flattened to the door.
Down with him went eight or ten of
the mass, who were also killed. Behind,
the shrieks and loud oaths, with appeals
for mercy and execrations agatnst the
Creator, made a hell. In. front, at the
foot of the stairs, was the rampart of
dying and dead, over which the escap
ing multitude had to climb. Meantime,
tiiose on the stage had not been idle. It
was soon apparent to the players that
the panic had little or no cause.and that
they should appeal to the people to be
Still. One actor, in the attire of a ma
gician, climbed into the balcony from
the stage and implored the audience to
calm. "Keturu to your seats," he
cried; "there is no fire. The only dan
ger is in your panic.'" -Some of those
in the rear turned at his words, and
stopped their share in
The Mad Straggle
to get out, but the large majority heeded
not the warning and pressed on. Two
men. thinking Ihty had no other way of
escape, leaped from the windows into
the street, and were severely injured.
Many slid down into the pit by the sup
ports of the balcony. When the theater
was at length emptied and the panic
over, it was found that ten were dead,
and that many others bad broken limbs
and were otherwise seriously injured.
The fire itself, which had given occasion
to the horror, was put a slight affair,
having only burned through a thin par
tition, and was easily extinguished with
two buckets of water. It was sufficient,
however, to make some smoke, which
hvng about the ceiling, and the sight of
the smoke had much to do with per
petuating the panic, when it might
Otherwise have been claimed. The city
of (ialeshead has been thrown into gen
eral mourning by the calamity, and all
today the theater was guarded by po
lice from the multitude of curious.
Many pathetic incidents occurred in the
terrible crush for the doors, but it is
also stated that the display of brutal
selfishness overcame every other feat
tire of the awful occurrence.
Alter the Panic.
When the panic had subsided so that
an examination of the premises could be
made, the bodies of nine children whose
lives had been literally crushed out
were found lying on the staircase or
near a door leading to it. A constable
who came to assist in the work of res
cue, on dragging out a boy who was
wedged among the struggling people,
discovered that the lad was his own
eon. The boy. although living when
rescued, was terribly injured, and died
while on the way to his home. The per
formance which was so terribly inter
rupted was the second one of Saturday,
the attraction being the pantomime
■"Aladdin."' The theater was literally
crammed with people. At 10:30 o'clock
the shout of fire created a fear
ful scene. The whole audience rose
to its feet en masse and there
was dire confusion, in the 'midst of
which were heard the shrieks ot
women, cny 0 f whom fainted. The
Daily ST. PAUL Globe.
lessee of the house then displayed
most creditable presence of mind. Step
ping on the stage he shouted to the au
dience, beseeching them to remain
seated, and solemnly assured them that
there was
No Real Hanger
if they would do so. At this juncture,
many others of the men present also
showed that they retained presence of
mind, by forcibly striving to restrain
the mad rush of the crowd for the doors,
but their brave effort. proved of no
avail. The occupants of the pit, aud,
indeed, ail spectators whose seats were
in the better parts of the- house, suc
ceeded in escaping safely to the
streets. It was a sudden bend
in the gallery staircase which
caused the fearful jam in the exit. Peo
ple who had fallen and were lying in
heaps here, screaming and groaning,
were trampled upon. At last so many
of the struggling people had fallen that
all passage for exit was effectually
blocked by a mass of writhing human
beings, and those still remaining on
their feet weie forced to seek other
means of escape. The occasion was
made doubly memorable by several acts
of heroism. One man who had occu
pied a gallery seat, jumped from the
gallery railing to the balcony below and
slid thence to the stage, all the time
holding to a child
By His Teeth.
Other men rescued several women by
similar means. The police sought med
ical aid, and assisted in extricating the
victims from the staircase— a matter ot
the utmost difficulty. One child, alter
calling out piteously, "Save me, save
me," died before it could be reached.
The corpses were laid in an adjoining
building, and the injured were taken to
hospitals and other institutions. The
news of the catastropheispread rapidly,
and soon thousands of frantic people
were rushing to the scene to ascertain the
fate of relatives or friends. Within a
few hours all of the dead were identi
fied. All were between the ages of
thirteen and sixteen. The names of the
dead are Casely, Bobson (2), Cregg, Car
len, Watson. Bainbridge, Murray, Wad
dington and Forster. The audience
numbered 1,200 persons. The company
members escaped In their costumes, and
when they returned they found that
their dressing rooms had been robbed of
their ordinary clothing. The lessee of
the theater announces that he will give
the proceeds of the performance to the
bereaved, and will close the theater
pending an inquiry.
How It All Happened.
The statement is made that during the
performance two youths seated in* the
balcony insisted on smoking. They
were warned to desist several times.
They finally desisted, but relit taeir
pipes soon afterward. The smoke of
their pipes v.as seen issuing from the
balcony, and a woman, being frightened
at the sight, screamed "lire."' A man
sitting near her immediately gagged
her with his hand, but the
mischief was done. The gallery
was occupied by 500 spectators, mostly
boys. The check taker, roister, rushed
to open the door, which had been
fastened. The struggle which ensued
was awful. Men thrust aside the weak
er lads, who were trampled to death.
Two men were badly injured by jump
ing from windows. The lessee of the
theater says that the alarm of tire orig
inated from the act of a boy in dropping
a lighted match into a crevice filled with
waste paper and oilier rubbish in his
search for a lost penny.
The girl llobson died from fright in
the pit. All of the others killed were
occupants of the gallery.
M*. Tirard Says the McKinley
Tariff Is a Barbarity.
Paris, Dec. 127.-M. Tirard. formerly
French minister of finance, in an inter
view on the subject of the negotiations
for a commercial treaty between Prance
and the United States, said: "Treaties
of this kind are useful as a modus
Vivendi between countries where tariffs
are so high that they paralyze trade.
A treaty with the United States will be
extremely opportune, and will go a long
way to secure our enthusiastic partici
pation in the Chicago fair. The Mc-
Kinley law has so much harmed our
trade that 1 would favor going to the
United States for staples only when it is
impossible to obtain what we need else
where. The McKinley administrative bill
is a barbarous piece of legislation and
has caused great ill-feeling in France.
The whole McKinley law is due to an
error of judgment. The Americans ar
gued that, as their exports are natural
products that other nations must have,
they would be sure to find buyers and
so they could shut their ports to foreign
manufacturers. This reasoning is fal
lacious. The population of the United
States might easily increase to four
times the present figure in twenty
yeais. In that case America would be
come a still greater exporting country.
Look how England has developed since
she has adopted free trade. If the United
States were to adopt a like policy Amer
ica would soon govern the markets of
the whole world. By following the pol
icy of prohibitory protection she restricts
the fu*ure to the limits of home con
sumption. In France, where it is im
possible to develop resources any fur
ther, there may be some excuse for pro
tection, but not so in America, where
the possibilities of development are un


Chinese in Paris Explain the Big
Pakis, Dec. 27.— The Chinese legation
here has published an account of the
measures taken by the Chinese govern
ment to satisfy Europe hi connec
tion with the recent anti-foreign
riots in China. The legation attri
butes the Yang Tse Kiang outrages to
the Kolaohui, a secrect society, and says
that owing to the severe measures taken
for its suppression there have been no
riots since September. Indemnities of
£10,000 have been paid to missions and
to the families of two Englishmen who
were killed. Four of the rioters have
been executed and many others pun
ished. The authors of anti-foreign pam
phlets will in future be condemned to
death. Several members of the Kolaohui
have already been executed. The rising
in Mongolia recently is described as
quite a distinct affair, having no relig
ious basis, but being animated merely
by a desire for plunder.
Sensational Report From a Mcxi-
City of Mexico. Dec. 27.— The gov
ernor of the state of Durango telegraphs
that in that state people are actually
dying of starvation. Corn is being sold
at cost to the poor, and money or orders
for the purchase of corn are being dis
tributed by organized charity. The
president has ordered the proper federal
officials to aid the poor in Durango. and
also in other states where there is any
suffering, because of scarcity of pro
Talk About Treaties.
Brussels, Dec. 27.— Agitation here
against Belgium's entering into a treaty
of commerce with Germany is extend
ing. The journal La Beforme declares,
however, that, despite the opposition of
certain factions in the chamber of rep
resentatives, the treaty bill will be
London, Dec. 28.— The Chronicle's
Berlin correspondent states that Russia
has informally intimated her readiness
to negotiate a treaty of commerce with
Brilliant Scenes at the Chilian In
London, Dec. 2S.— The Santiago cor
respondent of the Times says: ''The
amnesty bill has been passed. Many
Balmacedists have been sent aboard the
gunboat Magellahes owing to at
tempts of adherents to create disorder.
Sixty thousand Chilians witnessed the
proclaiming of Admiral Montt as presi
dent. There were only 1.000 troops to
keep order along the route of the pro
cession, a distance of half a mile.
Thousands of people waited patiently
for . hours in a broiling sun. Ad
miral Montt took the oath of of
fice in the hall of congress in the
presence of a brilliant gathering of offi
cials. Thence he proceeded to the
cathedral, where he was received by
the archbishop and bishops, and the
'To Deum' was sung. Salutes of artil
lery greeted the various ceremonies.
The public rejoicing continued until
past midnight. Perfect order was main
tained throughout."
And Two Thousand Rebels Killed
in Battle.
London, Dec. 28.— A dispatch from
Singapore says that official advices from
Pekin report severe fighting with the
' rebels from Dec. 3to Dec. 7 in which
2,000 rebels were killed and fifty leaders
Tomb to Innocent 111.
Home, Dec. 27.— The tomb erected by
Pope Leo in the basilica of St. John
Lateran to Pope Innocent 111., whose
remains were transferred to it a few
days ago, was unveiled today with great
pomp by the dean and chapter of the
basilica, in the presence of Cardinal
Bampolla, representing • the pope, most
of the other cardinals in Koine, and
many representatives of religious or
ders. Many English and American
visitors inspected the tomb.
Bushels of Mail.
London, Dec. 27.— The steamer Both
nia sailed from Queenstown for New
York today. The Bothnia's mails,
which include those of the steamer
Germanic, amount to 1.757 sacks, the
largest quantity of mail matter that has
ever crossod the Atlantic. The Ger
manic broke her crank shaft while
coming to anchor at Queenstown on
the 24th. and has been towed back to
Liverpool and docked.
Destroyed Several Villages.
London, Dec. 27.— A dispatch to tho
Times from Zanzibar says: •'Commis
sioner Johnston and Capt. MacGuire
have had several battles with slave car
avans in British Central Africa. They
destroyed the slave hunters' villages,
released the slaves, punished the raid
er-*, and compelled tnem to sign agree
ments to abandon raiding."
Didn't Run Away.
Paris. Dec. 27.— The performance at
thcTheatreFrancaise was suspended for
half an hour last evening owing to the
failure of the electric lights. The au
dience sat quietly in the dark during
the wait. The failure of the lights was
caused by the explosion of a boiler pipe
at the electric light works. A stoker
was seriously injured by the explosion.
"Wife and Child Burned.
London, Dec. 27.— A Cardiff watch
man named Smith is the victim of a
terrible calamity. On returning home
recently he found that the house in
which he had lived had been burned and
that his wife and only child had per
ished in the flames.
Skating in Norway.
. London, Dec. 27.— A dispatch from
Hamar, Norway, gives an account of an
international five-mile skating contest
there. A Norwegian, Ilagen, was win
ner: time, 15 minutes 11 seconds. An
Englishman named Smart was second;
time, 15 minutes 19 2-5 seconds.
Through the Congo.
Paris, Dec. 27.— The Eclair states
that M. de Brazza, at the head of an
expedition of 1,200 persons, COO being
Senegal troops and sixty Europeans,
with plenty of provisions and firearms,
left Libreville in the French Congo col
ony on Nov. 7 for the purpose of march
ing to Lake Tchad.
Catholic Pilgrims.
Rome, Dec.27.— The Catholic pilgrim
ages to Rome, which were interrupted
by the incident in the Pantheon, when
a French pilgrim insulted the memory
of Victor Emmanuel, will be resumed
after Easter. The first pilgrims will
come from Spain, Austria and Germany,
and French pilgrims will follow in
Prince Long Name Better.
London, Dec. 27.— Prince Christian
of Schleswig-Holsteln-Sonderburg, son
in-law of Queen Victoria, who sustained
an injury to one of his eyes while out
Shooting recently, is now progressing
favorably toward recovery.
Adulterated the Flour.
St. Petersburg, Dec. 27.— scandal
in connection with famine relief has
arisen here. It has been discovered
that some flour, of which the munici
palties made large purchases at an ex
orbitant rate, has been so adulterated as
to be uufit for food.
Ten Were Dying.
Paris, Dec. 27.— An express train
running from Paris to Brussels collided
with a freight train today. Ten persons
were injured;
The Archbishop May Run.
Paris, Dec. 27.— The royalist com
mittee of the department of Finisterre
intend to ask the archbishop of Aix to
be a candidate for the seat in the cham
ber of deputies made vacant by the
death of Bishop Freppell.
This Sounds Fishy.
London, Dec. 27.— Chronicle's
correspondent at Rome says that the
United States government has agreed to
pay the indemnity Italy demands on ac
count of the New Orleans affair in order
to settle the dispute.
Regular Thing in Rio.
Rio Janeiro, Dec. 27.— The revolt in
Desterro, the capital of the province of
Santa Cathariua, aiming at the deposi
tion of the governor, has already ex
tended to several other parts of the
Greasers Have an Engage
ment With a Band of x
Garza's Rebels.
One Government Soldier Is
Killed and Several Others
Receive Injuries.
Telegraph Wires Cut Between
Rio Grande and Browns
Stanley Ordered to Put Down
the Trouble as Soon as \
Possible. ; \
San Antonio, Tex., Dec. 27.— The
forces of the Garza revolutionists in
Northern Mexico and along the Texas
side of the Rio Grande border are rap
idly increasing. According to present
indications the numerous detachments
are moving toward Carmargo, Mexico
where they will concentrate and then
proceed in a body toward the interior.
There was another engagement last
night between Garza's followers and a
regiment of Mexican troops at the
San Iguacis ranch, near Carrizo,
Tex. The fight was at long
range, the Mexican troops be
ing located on their side ot the river,
while the revolutionists were on Texas
soil. One of the government soldiers
was killed, and a number on both sides
badly wounded. The revolutionists
were making their way towards Car
margo. About 200, being in detach
ments, were some distnace from the
border when discovered and attacked
by the Mexican troops. The revolu
tionists retreated, keeping up a run
ning fire, and
Escaped Across the River
into Texas, making a bold stand on this
side. The telegraph wires have been
cut between Rio Grande City and
Brownsville. Owing to the lack of nec
essary protection by the United States
troops the movement of the revolution
ists and their bold, violation of the
United States neutrality laws was not
known to the authorities until late to
day. The first hews of the engagement
to reach here came in a dispatch to Dr.
Plutarch Irnelas. the Mexican consul
from the Mexican* consul at' Laredo.
The secretary of war today telegraphed.
Gen. David S. Stanley, commander of
this military department, to take de
cisive and immediate steps toward put
ting down the troubles on this side of,
the border. In addition to the "United:
States troops doing field duty in the
turbulent sections, there are large forces
of state .". rangers . and United States
deputy ' marshals . stationed at Various
points between Eagle Pass and Browns
ville. There has been
No Official Word
received at the department headquar
ters here from Capt. Francis 11. Hardie,
of the Third cavalry, but a reliable re
port reached point today from La
redo rhat he and his command are in
pursuit of 200 revolutionists who had
been camping and receiving recruits
near Eucinai, Tex. Capt. John G.
Bourke. of the Third cavalry, who is in
command of Fort Ringgold, had been
heard from two days ago, and no orders
from the superior officers located here
have been able to reach him, which
leads to the belief here that the tele
graph wires have been cut between Rio
Grande City and Brownsville, or that he
is surrounded by the revolutionists. A
dispatch was received here tonight
Nueva Laredo, Mexico, stating! that'
a large number of revolution
ists yesterday met a detachment
of Mexican troops near Vargo,
Mexico, in the state of Nuevo Leon. A
battle ensued, the government troops
slowly retreating under a skirmish fire
by Garza's men. One of the revolu
tionists was killed. The loss to the gov
ernment force is not known. Three of
the revolutionists were taken prisoners
and brought to Nuevo Laredo tonight.
They will all be shot.
The Situation Critical.
The fact that a force of Garza's men
are in the locality of San Iguacio's
ranch is evidence that the movement is
spreading rapidly, and, as the revolu
tionists seek safety on this side of the
border when closely pursued by Mexi
can troops, the necessity of better mili
tary protection of the Texas frontier is
the more apparent. The military au
thorities here realize that the 700.
United States troops are in«;
sufficient to properly guard. 1,000
miles of the Rio Grande border in time
of peace, not to speak of the present
turbulent times. There has been no re
port of any kind from Capt. Bourke, of
the Third cavalry, at military headquar
ters here for forty-eight hours. He is'
in command of Fort Ringgold, which
Garza has threatened to capture,
if necessary to secure supplies.
Indirect word concerning the move
ments of Capt. Hardie, of the Third
cavalry, was received at headquarters
'here this morning and relieved the anx
iety as to his safety. He is pushing
hard after a detachment of 100 of Gar
za's men and will either have then
chased across the river into Mexico, or
brought to a mere critical situation
within the next forty-eight hours.
In Which Several Firemen Are
Seriously Hurt.
Boston-, Dec. 27.— most disas
trous fire which has raged in this city
since the Thanksgiving blaze of 18S9
occurred tonight. It was of somewhat
extended area, and for a time
threatened millions of dollars
worth of property. The structure
burned was the brick building, 133, 135
and 141 Federal street, owned by the
Revere heirs. The building was dam
aged to the extent of from $100,000 to
$125,000; fully insured. Parker, Holmes
& Co., boot and shoe jobbers, occupied
141 Federal street, and their loss is esti
mated at $150,000; fully insured. Hos
mer. Codding & Co., boots, shoes and
rubbers, occupied Nog. 133 and 135.
Their loss is estimated at from $200,000
to $225,000r partly insured. N. S. Hough
land, a fireman, fell through an opening
in the floor, a distance of two s/ories,
and sustained fractures of both legs and
•Internal injuiies, from which it is ex
pected that he will die. Several other
firemen were slightly injured. The
cause of the fire is unknown.
John Sims and Mosely the Last to
. Siiibvta, Miss., Dec. 27.— The lynch
ing still goes on. Two more victims,
John Sims, brother of Bob, and Mosely,
nephew of Bob. were both hanged last
night, and the avengers are iv hot pur
suit of a negro that was with
the Sims gang the night of the massa
cre. They have burned Bob Sims
dwelling and all the houses on his place
and killed every living thing to be
found on the place except the family,
and they had to escape to a neighbor's
bouse. The Sims family say they are
going to leave the country. The crowd
continues to enlarge, and is fully
500 strong and is hunting for Neal
Sims. It is reported that Neal Sims
has got together about forty men, and
intends to burn Womack'llill today.
The bodies of Bob Sims and the three
Savages have been cut down and
thrown over in the graveyard. John
Savage, first hung, is still hanging.
Anarchists Still Kicking. About
the Grief Hall Affair.
Chicago, Dec. 27.— thousand
men and women gathered at the Second
regiment armory this afternoon to pub
licly protest against the action of the
police in raiding two peaceable meet
ings at Grief's hall, 54 West Lake street,
on Nov. 12 last. While not unusually
demonstrative, the great crowd vocifer
ously applauded every strong appeal
made by the several speakers, and at
times insisted on the speaker repeating
his* scathing remarks. The meeting
was called to order by James Monran.
Henry 1). Lloyd, a former Chicago
newspaper man, was introduced as the
chairman, and was the principal
speaker. Resolutions were adopted in
structing the chair to appoint a com
mittee for the purpose of laying the
facts in the case oefore the state's at
torney and the next grand jury and ask
the impeachment and punishment of
the offending policemen.
A Mississippi Deed Which Merits
a Lynching;.
Meridan, Miss., Dec. 27.— News of a
most diabolical murder has just reached
the city. Thursday night Willie Wright
and Miss Phillips were married at the
residence of the bride's father, twelve
miles northwest of Meridan. After the
ceremony the* bridal party were in the
parlor making merry, when a young
man named Johnson crept up to the
window ami fired the contents of a
double-barreled shotgun, loaded with
t buckshot, into the body of Wright.
Wright fell forward with a groan, dying
.instantly. In the confusion that en
sued the assassin sought to make his
escape, but a constable captured him.
Johnson and Wright were rival suiters
for the hand of Miss Phillips and
•Johnson often threatened that if she*
wedded Wright he would kill him, but
; she paid no attention to his threats.
•i : - - ' ■ *-" ■•
Foolhardiness Seems* to Have Cost
Several Lives.
| Carson, Nev. ,Dec. 27.— Joseph Klein,
son of Jake Klein, of the Bullion Ex
change bank, and George Bosworth left
Placerville two weeks ago to walk to
Carson over the mountains. They were
met by Henry Barton, who advised
them to turn back, but they de
cided to push on to "the next sta
tion, eleven miles distant. Since
then nothing has been heard of them.
Three other men started over the sum
nit on the Sunday previous. One of
them was found dead twelve miles from
Lake Tahoe. Further search on snow
shoes showed nothing of the others. All
stations have been visited by searchers,
but none of the wanderers have been
•fouud. The storms in the mountains
'for the past week have been terrible,
and the nights cold enough to freeze
'one to death. It seems certain that all
five of the men perished. Another
search party is about to start out.
The Suicide Theory in Sawtelle's
Case Disposed of.
; [ Coxcord,N. IL, Dec. 27.— An autopsy
■was made on the body of Isaac B. Saw
telle, the murderer, at the state prison
this afternoon. The head was examined,
and when the bone was removed the
dura mater was found largely disturbed
with fluid, consisting of bloody serum.
Carefully removing the brain it was
found that the blood came from a small
branch of the middle cerebral artery,
forming a clot in such a position that
pressure was primarily upon the cover
ing of the cerebellum, causing paralysis
nearly equal on both sides, and the diag
nosis made before death took place is
thereby sustained. This effectually dis
poses of the suicide theory and substan
tiated the opinion of the prison officials
that apoplexy caused Sawtelle's death.
Transfer Boat Sinks.
Loxix island City, N. V., Dec. 27.—
An Erie railway transfer boat loaded
with twelve cars carrying 190 head of
cattle, while being towed up the East
river to the abbatoir at the foot of Forty
fourth street today, ran on Black Rock.
■ A large hole was stove in the float,
which" began to fill with water. Two
tugs pulled the craft over to this side of
the river, where it sank. off the Tenth
.street dock. The cars were almost sub
merged and 143 head of the cattle
wtre drowned. Loss, 510,000. The
cattle were consigned to Salzberger &
Money Causes a Murder.
Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 27.— This
aftciioon Antonio Sanzone, one of the
wea biest and most prominent Italians
of .1 .s city, and who is well known in
the -uiast as the owner of fast horses,
shot and fatally wounded Gioseppi
Manchirechini in the saloon of Nuchia
* Luboy. The men had formerly been
'good friends, and through the offices of
Manchirechini Sanzone was induced to
loan another Italian $125, which was
never returned. The two men have
frequently quarreled over the affair,
and this afternoon's meeting proved
Secured Only $70.
Philadelphia, Dec. 27.— The office
of the Ashland paper mill, at West
Manayunk, was entered by four masked
burglars at an early hour this morning,
who bound and gagged the watchman
and blew open the safe. The booty
they secured, however, barely repaid
them for the risk they took and their
labor, there being but $70 in the safe.
y' "Without Fire Protection.
*> Washington, Ind., Dec. 27.— This
morning firo destoyed the waterworks
plant" three miles from this city. Loss,
$25,000; partially insured. The city is
'now without fire protection and great
anxiety is felt.
Thirteen Persons Injured in
a Wreck on the Santa Fe
in Missouri.
Leonard Perrin Charged With
Receiving $39,160 of the
Hurley Money.
Story of the Clever Method of
Two Chicago Girls in Es
The Biff Fire at Chattanooga
—All the Pontiac People
Cared For.
Kansas City. M 0.,» Dec,. 27.—
west-bound passenger train on the San
ta Fe from Chicago, due at Kansas City
at 8:30 this morning, was wrecked at
Newcomb, Mo., a small station six miles
east of Carroll ton, at 6 o'clock this
morning by spreading of the rails. The
rear part of the train, consisting of a
chair car, two Pullmans and a dining
car, left the track and went down an
eighteen-foot embankment. Thirteen
persons were injured, but no one
was killed or fatally hurt. Following
is a complete list of the injured :
■ Conductor William Woodsworth, of Chi
cago, badly bruised in various parts of the
body; Mrs. Eliza Tooraey, of Marion, Kan.,
scalp wound and sprained ankle; William
Kaston, head cook in the dining car, scalded;
Charles • Dempsey, second cook, scalded;
C. W. Scott, Chicago, scalp wound: J. S.
Whiteford, Topeka, scalp wound; William
Decker, Topeka, scalp wound; Mrs. William
D;c'£er, Topeka, shoulder bruised; two small
children of Mr. Decker, scalp wounds; W. J.
Kruss. conductor of Pullman, back sprained;
J. C. Barton, Severy, Kan., head cut and
bruised; Mrs. Nellie A. Watson, Topeka,
badly bruised about the head and body.
The engine, baggage and express cars
passed safely over the place where the
rails spread and the chair car was the
first to leave the track. It turned com
pletely over and stood upright at the
foot of the embankment. There were
about twenty persons in this car and
ten of them were injured. The first
sleeper turned over and lay on its side
and the inmates were compelled to,
crawl out of a hole in the bottom of the
The cause of the accident cannot now
.be definitely determined, as the track
seems to have been in good condition, a
heavy freight train having passed safely
over a short time before the accident to
the express. It is thought, however,
that the drawbar of the front chair car
may have fallen and caught the truck of
the same car, thus causing the derail
ment...The fact that the train was
solidly vestibuled probably averted any
fatalities, and is responsible for the
comparatively small number of injured.
Peculiar Suit Brought by the
United States Express.
Chicago, Dec. 27.— Thomas C. Piatt
and Chauncey P. Crosby, as represen
tatives of the United States Express
company, have begun suit against
Leonard Perrin for $50,000. Perrin is
the father of Phelps Perrin, and it is al
leged in the complaint that he received
from his son and E. W. Baker, the two
men convicted of the Hurley, Wis.,
bank robbery, the $35,130 ol the ex
press company's money taken from the
bank. In the complaint the details of
the sensational bank 'robbery are re
counted with minuteness. The claim
of $50,000 is made to cover the -express
company's loss, and also the cost of the
detective work and the prosecution of
the perpetrators of the robbery.
Two Chicago Girls Run Away to
New York.
Chicago, Dec. 27.— N0 tidings, either
good or bad, have been received by Mrs.
William Van Schaick of her adopted
daughter Dora and granddaughter,
Alice Parker, who disappeared Monday
night and went to New York. A. F.
Parker? father of Alice, started for that
city last night to find the girls and
bring them back. The escapade was
quite cleverly arranged, and, from the
story told by the man who helps about
the boarding house at 105 and 107 Dear
born avenue, seems to have been planned
i some time ago. About two weeks ago
the servant was sweeping the hall near
George Coitis' room, on the' first floor,
when little Dora slipped in and began
talking to him. He was still in bed, uot
yet having recovered from his illness.
"Well, I have made up my mind to
go," she began, "and just as soon as you
can arrange it I will start."
"I am glad of that,"answered George.
"I am nearly well now, and you can go
in a few days."
The scheme that was arranged was to
send Mrs. Van Schaick to the theater
Tuesday evening, leaving the girls at
home, so that, with no obstacle in the
way, it would be an easy matter to slip
out of the bouse with the trunks, and
get to the train before the lady's return.
Mrs. Van Schaick did not go to the
theater, however, but gave the tickets
to the girls, who went to the play.
Hawley came to the house ostensibly to
see his friend Cortis, and, finding that
they could not remove the trunks with
out attracting attention, they stealthily
transferred the girls' clothing to two
valises, skipped out of the house and
drove in a can to the theater. When
the girls failed to return from the
theater search was made in vain for
them. The next day Hawley called
again to see Cortis. He asked where
the girls were, and seemed surprised
and shocked when told of their disap
pearance. He called three times during
the week, dining with the family each
time, and always inquiring whether the
missing ones had been heard from.
In themeautimeMrs.Van Schaick had
discovered the loss of 1350 which she
had concealed in her room. She decided
to have the two men arrested, and they
are now locked up. Said Mrs. Van
Schaick tonight:
"This story about sending girls to
New York to study for the stage is a
very good excuse, but the real motive of
the action was not this. Hawley and
Cortis were to follow them in a couple
of weeks. Mr. Parker started for New
York last night, with the firm determi
nation to bring the girls back with him.
They have had their heads filled with
the beauty and splendor of the city, but
probably by this time they have found
out that things are not what they seem.
1 think that they will not make any ob
jection to coming back when told the
true state of affairs."
Hawley ana Cortis were still locked
Weather— Warmer, saow Monday night.
Ten persons crushed in a theater.
Crank asks Vanderbiit for his brains.
Leonard Perrin sued for $53,003.
Kussia said to need no aid*
Chattanooga fire loss very heavy.
Tirard denounces McKinley tariff.
Chicago girls ran away to New York.
Counterfeiters arrested in lowa-
Speaker Crisp still in bed.
Democrats may nominate Palmer*.
Eev. Y. P. Morgan to preach here-
Fifth ward citizens aggressive*
Young man becomes insane at funeral-
Proposed constitutional amendment-
Starvation reported in Dorango, Mex.
Ohio people heirs to millions.
Montreal becomes lottery-mad.
Michigan girls saw wood for poor»
A Camden, N. J. , editor jailed.
Preacher marries a negress.
Missouri judge killed in accident.
Accident on the Santa Fe-
Florida negro kills a conductor.
Boston has abig fire.
No startling news from Chili.
Two more of Sims' gang lynched.
Two thousand Chinese rebels killed.
up at the station early last night, being
unable to secure bail. Cortis' brother
visited him several times, and each time
holding extended conversation with
Terrible Picture of Devastation in
the Tennessee Town.
Chattanooga, Ten ii., Dec. 27.—To
day the full extent of the destruction
caused by yesterday's fire is made ap
parent. The principal retail business
houses of Chattanooga are in ruins. A
terrible picture of devastation is seen.
The fire district covers an area 250 feet
square. In all nineteen storerooms
were destroyed, with the several stores
above them. The total loss will reach
SGoO.OOO, with $500,000 insurance. A
large force has already commenced the
work of recovering the safes from the
rums. As soon as the losses are ad
justed the whole area is to be re
built with handsome structures.
Mrs. Hurst and Miss Johnston,
who jumped from the third
story windows, are doing well. Ihey
may get well. Both have broken bones
and other injuries. It is reported that
two young women lost their lives. A
Miss Stevens, employed on the third
floor of Loveman's, is reported missing.
The fire originated in the boiler room in
the basement of Loveman's building.
Twenty women were taken out of the
building by the means of ladders. Miss
Johnston, in jumping from the third
story, caught on to a , ladder which ex
tended to the second flour. The ladder
broke and she was thrown through a
large plate glass. Mrs. Hurst fell' into
a network of wires and was. thrown to
the stone pavement. The Times is back
again in its quarters. The damage to
the Times office was not serious.
All the parties who were in Love
man's are now accounted for, and the
only injuries of a serious nature are
those sustained by Mrs. Hurst and Miss
Johnson, both of whom will recover. A
careful estimate of the loss to buildings
and stocks places it at $5©0,000. The
total insurance is 8432,500.
Asylum Inmates Finds Shelter in
Asylum Cottages.
Grand Rapids, Mich.. Dec. 87.— A
special to the Democrat from Pontiac
says: The situation at the burned
Eastern Michigan Insane asylum is very
much improved today. The 500 iv mates
who were left without protection by the
fire have found quarters in the neigh
boring asylum cottages and in houses
in this city, which the citizens have
kindly placed at the disposal of the
asylum authorities. The injured are all
greatly improved, and a search has re
vealed but one inmate missing, a man
named Steele, from Detroit. The trust
ees will begin the work of rebuilding at
once. The people in tl»>s city have also
furnished today a great amount of food,
and will continue to do so until the
culinary department of the asylum has
been re-established.
Narrow Escape From a Great Ac-
cident in New York.
New York, Dec. 27.— An accident
with probable loss of life was narrowly
averted today on the Sixth avenue ele
vated railroad by the high wooden guard
rail that runs alongside the tracks. One
of the engines jumped the track at
Park place, causing a delay of one hour
and a blockade that extended to Worth
street. Finally a train approached the
blocked trains. There was no percep
tible lessening of speed. The engineer
seemed oblivious of the blockade be
fore him until within seventy-live feet
of the rear platform of the last car of
the train in front. Then he put on the
brakes. It was too late. The engine
crashed into the rear car. The passen
gers were thrown from their seats. The
rear car was derailed, and but for the
guard rails would have toppled over
into the street below. No one was hurt.
There appears to be no good reason for
the accident unless the brakes failed to
work properly. The company are very
reticent about the accident.
Sudden Taking Off of a Missouri
St. Joseph, Mo., Dec. 27. —Judge
George McClaine, for twenty years
judge of the circuit court, left his home
Thursday morning to go to the court
house. That was the last seen of him
until yesterday, when his mangled body
was discovered lying on the ground in
an open court in the center of the court
house. The head was crushed in, the
legs and arms broken and the neck dis
located. It is supposed that the un
fortunate man entered a small walk at
the top of the high wall surrounding
the court, and, losing his balance, feli
over t dropping a distance of sixty feet.
He was a warm personal friend of Gen.
John C. Fremont.
Roundhouse Destroyed.
Paterson, N. J., Dec. 27.— The round
house and repair shops of the Susque
hanna railroad at Wertendyke were
destroyed by fire today. The building
was built of wood and burned quickly.
As soon as the flames were discovered a
bucket brigade was organized, which
worked to quench the flames until the
arrival of the engines from this city.
Four engines and several lumber cars
in the shops were destroyed. The loss
is estimated at 132,000.
Wants HI
One Cent a Word
NO. 361;
Thomas E. Mike Shoots Down
J. E. Parramore on the
Florida Central.
The Former Peremptorily Or
dered to Ride in the Col
ored Coach.
After Obeying, He Deliber
ately Shoots the Conduc
tor With a Revolver.
A Sheriff's Posse Chasing- the
Fugitive Murderer With
Lkksbubo, Fla., Dec. 27.— Nearly
1,000 armed men in Lake county aro
scouring the woods between the Florida
Central & Peninsular railroad track and
the shores of Lake Haine, in search of
a fugitive negro murderer, and about
as many negroes with Winchesters are
scattered about this city and suburbs,
proclaiming that they will protect him
from lynching if brought here. Just
before daylight this morning J. E. Par
ramore, a well-known conductor on
tie Florida Central & Penin
sula railroad, was - shot ana in
stantly killed while on his
train not far from here by Thomas E.
Mike, a negro who keeps a colored bar
ber shop in this city. It was one of the
most unprovoked, brutal and cowardly
murders ever committed in this state.
Mike got on the train here with a ticket
for Orlando, aud took a seat in the white
passenger coach. ..When Conductor
Parramore came through the car to take
up tickets and' collect fares he ap
proached Mike, asked him for his ticket,
took it, and then politely requested him
to go into the colored car. Mike was
surly and refused, growling out some
insulting language half under his
breath. Then the conductor ordered
him out of the car peremptorily, and the
negro obeyed. Five minutes later Par
ramore entered "^ - ■
The Colored Coach*
and when he was about five feet in
front of the negro's seat Mike suddenly
jumped to his feet, pulled a revolver
from his pocket, took a step or two to
ward Parramore and then ' ".topic deliber
ate aim i; and fired at him. The ball
entered Farrauiore's head just behind
the right car and he fell forward dead.
Mike rushed {% the platform,:* jumped
from the train, and disappeared in : the
woods. -The train was~s topped, and run.
back to this station with the body of ."
the murdered man. "... An inques ' '
was held, . and then ■j: Sheriff Gal
loway -'- organized a - poise/**'-''. to
search for the fugitive. They
have six bloodhounds with them, and it
is the general opinion here that Mike •
cannot escape. '",* He ran south from the
railroad toward Lake Haria. In almost
any other direction he could, perhaps,
have eluded his pursuers, but he is
penned in between the railroad and the
shores of the lake, and only a small
three-cornered piece of country to con
ceal himself in. The people still in
town feel sure that the murderer will
be caught, and be lynched before mid
night unless the negroes succeed in tak
ing him from the sheriff, when a bloody
race conflict would be sure to follow.
The Leesburg rifles.about sixty in num
ber, have been ordered out to preserve
peace in town, as the negroes threat
en it.
Gave Her Carbolic Acid.
Albany, <.'i.. Dec. 27.— Friday Jose
phine Jones, a woman from the coun
try, was indulging in the celebration of
Christmas by exploding fireworks. She
held an immense cannon cracker in her
hand while it exploded. Her hand was
torn off and she was carried to a doctor.
While the doctor was dressing the
wound he ordered an attendant to give
the woman a drink of whisky from a
bottle in the office. The man, by mis
take, took up a bottle of carbolic acid
and gave it to the patient. In a few
moments the woman was dead.
Burned Till Morning.
Reading, Pa., Dec. 27.— The ruins of
the Carpenter Steel works continued
burning until early this morning. Two
of the buildings besides the offices were
saved, and not as much of the machin
ery was damaged as was at first sup
posed. The work of rebuilding on a
larger scale will be commenced at once
in order to fill government contracts for
steel projectiles for heavy ordnance.
The total loss is estimated at $90,000 to
9100,000; Insured.
Finlanders Fatally Wounded.
Lake Linden, Mich.. Dec. 27.— While
two Finlanders were brandishing kni?es
in the street Marshal Mayatte and Jus
tice Brule attempted to arrest them.
The Finlanders stabbed both the offi
cers, when the marshal shot and in
stantly killed Alexander Perola.
Michael Kotila, his companion, was also
shot in the back and will probably die.
Off for Acapulco.
San Francisco, Cal., Dec. 27.— 1t
was rumored that the cruiser San Fran
cisco, which left here at 1 o'clock yes
terday with sealed orders, would stop at
Monterey. Cal., only a few hours lor
target practice. A dispatch trom there
says.slie has not been sighted, and it is
now believed she has gone direct to
The Pricks Spreading Oat.
Pittsburg, Pa., Dec. 27.—Negotia
tions are in progress for the purchase of
the Hostetter Coke company's plant by
the Frick Coke company. The price to
be paid is $1,500,000 in bonds on the lat
ter concern. If the deal is closed it will
give the Frick company almost a mo
nopoly of the Connellsville coke trade.
Where Is Silas Cheney?
Asdury Park, N. J., Dec. 27.—
Silas E. Cheney, a large property owner
in Ashbury Park and Litchfield, Conn.,
and also a heavy stockholder in the
New York Tribune, has been missing
for over a month, aud his relatives are
alarmed. The missing man was a
brother-in-law of Horace Greeley.
Blew His Brains Out.
Pari.**, Term., Dec. 27.— Ed H. King,
of Milton, 10., committed suicide while
in bed at his boarding house this morn
ing, by blowing his brains out. He had
been here since March. No cause Is
known for his rash act.

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