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JPcirOUtlb Entirely Consumed.
Seme Loss of Life Feared.
Legislative Politics.
Bo?!£££j-i. Nebraska
The Famous Old Political Mec
ca Entirely Consumed
by Fire.
One of These Breaks and Pre
cipitates a Woman Sev
eral Stories.
He Cannot Live—Fears That
There Are Bodies in
the Ruins.
Ai b vnv, V V., Doc. SO.—The candi
dacy of the several men for speaker of
the assembly raised a startling baptism
of tiro here today, for the Delavau
house, that famous hostelry known from
Maine to California, the Mecca of politi
cians and the center of all big state po
litical events for forty years, was com
pletely destroyed. Fire is not an un
common visitor, but fire such as this to
night lias seldom been seen. It was
half-past S, and the political headquar
ters of both Mr. Fish and Mr. Malby
were tilled with politicians and news
paper men. State Factory inspector
Connolly, who had been in tho lobby
with a number of people, started to
come up the elevator. He remarked
that he smelled smoke, and suggested
an investigation. Before it could be
bejfuli there were cries of fire from dif
ferent parts of the house simultaneous
ly. The outburst of flames before an
alarm could be given to arouse the id
mates of the rooms was
Something Appalling.
Up the elevator shall there shot a
solid column of flame; up the staircase
near this shot another column. As the
mass of white hot flame readied each of
the five iloors it branched our into
tonirues of leaping destruction, and it
seemed as though the whole interior of
the structure was a seething mass.
Fortunately the guest list was not very
forge, and the majority of those regis
tered were politicians and were down
on the second floor, where Mr, Fish and
Mr. Malby had headquarters. There
was a rush for the stairs in the front
and the servants' stairs in the back,
where the flames had list yet reached,
and in a few minutes there was a tum
bling muss of humanity coming down.
Those on the two upper floors^could not
avail themselves of the stairs, for the
flames were rushing through the cor
ryfbrs, and the people on the street who
had noticed the flames heard a crash of
glass and saw figures come tumbling
out of tiie windows. Within ten min
utes after the first note of alarm at
least twelve persons were dangling on
the insuffic lent rope fire escapes or
hanging onto the window sills. The
department arrived quickly, but it took
some time to get the ladders up, and, in
the meantime, some of tlie people had
dropped to the street. On the right
side of the building there
Appeared at a Window
surrounded by smoke a man and a
woman. Tlie man Jiad hold of the
woman, trying to persuade her to wait
for hi'lp, but she broke away and
sprang out. She struck a balcony and
rebounded to the street. The man
waited for a ladder and was taken
down In safety. His name was H. A.
Foakes, and he represented a cash reg
ister comuany in Dayton, O. The
woman was his wife, and she will prob
ably die. hi ex-Speaker Malby's room,
which was to the rear of the elevator
eliaft, where the tire first appeared,
there was the greatest excitement.
About twenty politicians were there,
including Congressmen Weaver and
Curtis, Senator Kilburn and Mr. Malby.
A rush was made for the stairs, and
when the party landed in the street, the
only injured man was found to be As
semblyman Robbins, who hair and race
were badly burned. In Mr. Fish's head
quarters there was less hurry because
thej were near the stairs. All got clown
safely, but the majority left tiieir bag
gage. E. \. Manchester, of Auburn,
postmaster of the assembly, ran toward
the baggage room for his giip. .Return
ing, he found his way blocked with the
flames and smoke, and rushed back to a
window. He smashed it, and slid down
the rope lire escape. Although five
stories high, th<;re were
No Outside Fire Escapes,
and the only means left for the people
in the cut-oil" rooms was the rope fire
escapes, B. F. Heilman, of Brooklyn,
was in the third story. He opened his
room door as soon as he heard the cry
of lire. A burst of flame made him look
to the window as the means of escape.
In an instant ha had but two alterna
tives—a iery death or a jump. He
chose the latter, and plunged through
the window. When he was picKed up
from the sidewalk he was found
to be badly injured. He will die.
His wife, who was in the room with
him, tried the fire escape, but it either
broke or else she failed to hold it, for
she, too, came to the pavement heavily.
Her right leg was broken, her ieft ankle
dislocated, and she was badly burned
about the face and head. In less than
fifteen minutes after the fire started the
"entire structure wao wrapped in flames.
From the windows of each of its five
stories smoke poured in volumes, and a
few minutes later the flames belched
forth. In twenty minutes the building
, resembled a seething crater, and It was
plain to the thousands of spectators who
had gathered that it would be entirely
destroyed. Edward Walsh, a porter,
. was caugnt in the hall. Before he could
get out he was badly burned and had to
be taken to the hospital. The depart
ment, with
Mnc Stream* or Water
pouring into the building, could do ab
solutely nothing at ail to stop tho on
slaught of the iiarnes, and the only work
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was to tare surr<MMtdto« property, The
hotel takes in the entire block, about
110x450 feet, and this was, in fifteen
minutes, a seething cauldion. only
bounded by the four walls. The wires
of the electric lleht company were
destroyed and a section of the city was
in dark ness save for the tight of the
lire. Of the 100 or more guests at
the hotel, not one is known to have,
saved more than the clothes on his
person. The fire burned fiercely
for five hours and is still
burning. Tho legislators and others
soon found quarters at other
liole!s,aud Mr. Fish opened up his caiu
p.iitrn in the Ken more, but everything
has been lost sijjtu of in t'uo lire. Tho
Delxvan house was lifty years old. and
was one of the most famous hotels in
the country. It is v part of the estate of
Edward C. Delavan. Hurly »fc Moore,
the proprietors, paid $4J,000 a year rent
al, and lately hud made vast improve
ments in expectation of a bi< winter
season. The total cost is estimated at
1500,000, with an insurance of $300,000.
At 10:30 the east walls feli in, and some
ol the firemen narrowly escaped beiuir
buried. At 11:90 tho Broadway wall
fell out, and one fireman was buried
in the debris, lie was taken out, and
is not thought to be dangerously hint.
One of the incidents of the fire was the
Escape m€JHUam Martin, .
of New York. She was in the fourth
story window on the Steubeu street
side when a ladder was raised. A mes
senger boy rushed up and broke the
window, thus freeing her. Mr. and
Mrs. Bradley Martin, Bradley Martin
Jr. and Mrs. F. T. Martin were guests
at tho hotoi, having come here to.bury
their son Sherman. They were on the.
second floor in apartments a trood way
from where the tire started,and esca peel.
Mr. Martin, when he reached the aide
walk, offered anybody £500 *vvho would
get his wife's jewels. Nobody accepted
and they were destroyed. There was a
satchel filled with jewels valued at
$5,000. One solitaire alone was
worth 11,000. There are rumors
at this Into hour that there . are
bodies in the ruins, and that quite a
number of people did not escape. The
clerk says tonight that he is positive all
the guests escaped, but does not feel so
sure about the help, of which there
were a great number. There is no way
tonight of finding out positively
whether these rumors are true or not,
and it will take a day or so to determine.
Mr. Malby said after the re: "It is
inconceivable how the flames obtained
such headway. The halls were a mass
of fire before we had received a word
of warning. Host most ot my toilet
articles and my clothes." On the
ground floor of the Broadway • side of
the Delavan block . ■;.
Two Firms Had Stores.
ft One was that of Heiser, Muliifelder
& Co., dealers in kuit goods, and the
other that of Fohly & Co., dealers in
clothing. Both had their stocks totally
ruined. The loss to each will be about
$ 35,000, nearly covertd by insurance.
At the hospital toHight it is said Mrs.
Ueilman will lose her reason. She has
been put under opiates and every en
deavor made to save her. Mrs. iieil
inati had just been married and ttie
couple were on their bndal tour. The
husband will die before morning.
Awful End of a Veteran Loeomo-
tivo Engineer.
K.NOXviLi.E. Tenth, Dec. 30.— John
W. Ramsey, the veteran engineer of ttie
Southern railway, died this morning
from injuries in an accident last night
at Sweetwater. Death was due to scald
ing. While his train was standing at the
station the archpipe of the engine
bursted, Ramsey, standing near the
boiler, receiving the full lorce of the
steam. When the blinding steamcleaaed
away Ramsey was found standing on
the front platform of the baggage car
picking tiesh from his arms and breast.
He was suffering terribly, and begged
those who approached him to kill him
and cud his misery. He was one of the
oldest engineers on the road, having run
ever since the war.
And Only I heir Charred Remains
Are Found.
Rome, Ga., Dec. 30.— Three children
of Mrs. Viola Kemp were burned to
death last night. Their mother left
them in charge of Dora Williams, a
cousin, who built a big tire, locked the
children in and came to town. When
the mother returned she found only the
ashes of her home and the charred re
mains of her children.
Blaze at Kingston.
Kingston, N. V., Dec. 30.-A stub
born tire burned to the around a three
story brick building occupied by the
dry goods firm of Sturgeon & Leele.and
damaged the four-stoiy brick building
owned and occupied by A. McMillan &
Co., ship chandlers, early this morning.
The building that was totally destroyed
was owned by John L. liasbrouck, of
New York. The loss will amount to
about $45,000. partly insured.
Baptist Church Burned.
Chattanooga, Term., Dec. 30.—The
First Baptist church of thin city caught
fire at 1 o'clock today, and before the
flames could be subdued the interior of
the building was completely destroyed.
'Ihe loss is over f-A»,ooo,"and is tully
covered by insurance. It was one of
the handsomest churches in the South.
The fire originated from a hot-air stove
connected witn the furnace.
Ci*rar Factory Burned.
Tamta, Fla., Dec. 30.—The cigar
factory of Lozano, Pendos & Co., was
destroyed by fire this morning. Several
residences and near-by buildings were
also burned. The total loss is $40,000.
The destruction of the factory throws
150 bauds out of work.
One More Hotly Found.
Hi.amatu Falls, Or., Dec. 20.—The
latest news of the disastrous lire which
occurred at Silver Lake, on Christmas
morning, comes by the Lakeview stage
driver, who says the reports concerning
the holocaust are correct and that one
more body was found in the ruins.
Six Persons injured*
Eli/syooi>, Ind., Dec. 30.—The build
ing in which Milo See's barber shop
and lodgings are Jjaated was wrecked
today by a natural gas explosion, caus
in if a loss of f2,000, and badly injuring
six persons.
Blew Out the Gas.
Sax FriANXisco.Dec. 30.—John Smith
and his bride of a week were found In
bed dead. They blew out the gas.
The British Bark Osseo Is
Wrecked on a Break
A Portion of the Crew
Crushed to Death Un
der Masts.
Vessels Arriving in New York
Report Having Had Se
vere Passages.
Lonpox, Dec. 30.—Severe weather
has prevailed throughout Great Britain
since Saturday, the heavy gale being
accompanied by hail and snow, render
ing navigation along the coasts both
difficult and dangerous. Ail vessels
that could do so made for havens of shel
ter. Some of them, however, did not
succeed in reaching port, but were
wrecked when almost la sight of safety.
This was the case of the British bark
Osseo, Capt. Boggs, which sailed from
Taltal Aug. 15 for Androssan. She
made the long voyage safely until this
morning, when she was wrecked on the
Holyhead breakwater, and every soul
on board, twenty-tour in all, were
drowned. The Osseo was caught in the
gale in the Irish sea, and Capt. Boggs
evidently thought that he would run
into Holyhead and wait for the storm to
abate. Shortly before 3:30 o'clock this
morning the keeper of the lighthouse at
the seaward end of the long breakwater
saw a bark come
Out of the Gloom
with her lights burning brightly ami
under close storm canvas. The wind
was blowing a lively gale, and a terrific
sea was running before it. The bark,
however, was making as good weather
of it as was possible, and was appar
ently being handled in a most careful
manner. How the accident occurred ts
not exactly known, but it is surmised
that an extraordinarily high sea lifted
her w hen she was quite close to the
breakwater and dashed her upon it.
She struck amidships, and immediately
began to break up, the sea pounding
her furiously tho moment she became
stationary. The lighthouse keeper, as
soon as he realized what had occuned,
and the wreck occurred so quickly that
some little time elapsed before he did
realize that the bark was wrecked, fired
a rocket to call the coast guardsmen and
life boatmen. In the meantime the
bark had broken into halves, the main
mast going by the board. In its fall it
struck several of the crew, killing them
instantly. Others of the crew had
clambered into the fore and mizzen
rigging to escape being washed over
board by the huge combers that were
making a clean breach over the wreck.
The coast guardsmen were the first to
reach the scene of the disaster, and
were followed soon after by the life
boatmen. Above the
Howling of the Gale
could be heard the cries of the men on
the bark for assistance. The coast
guardsmen got a line aboard the wreck,
and it was caught by one of the crew.
Before he couid make it fast, the fore
and mizzen masts were whipped off
close to the deck, and everybody in the
rigging fell with them >-\to the sea and
were drowned. The sailor who had
caught the line was srushed to death
under one of the falling masts. After
the masts had gone by the board, all
was silence ou the wreck, and those on
the breakwater knew that all hands on
the bark had perishod. In a short time
nothing was visible seaward but broken
spars and a rail! Eof rigging attached to
them. During the day nine bodies were
recovered. The identity of the bark was
learned from some of the papers that
were washed ashore. The Osseo was
commanded by Capt. B. Boggs. She
was ■ steel vessel of 1,909 tons and was
built in 1380 at Londonderry, from which
port she hailed. Her dimensions were:
Length, 245 feet 3 inches; beam, 36 feet
0 inches; and depth of hold. 21 leet 7
inches. B. li. McCorcklu was her owner.
Other Vessels Damaged.
The Norwegian ship Frey, Capt. Han
sen, from Darien, while riding at anchor
off Tron was dismasted. Her crew
were taken off in a lifeboat. The boat
capsized and one man was drowned.
The other fifteen reached the shore
safely. The Frey has since dragged her
anchor, and gone ashore at Devil's
Dyke, four miles from Ayr. The Brit
ish bark Bonita, Capt. Thomas, from
Galveston, was run into off Falmouth
this morning and damaged by the
schooner Carrie Harvey, A dispatch
from Londonderry says that nothing
has been heard of the Mississippi &
Dominion line steamer Sarnia, which
lost her rudder at sea and which, after
being taken in tow by tho Anchor line
steamer A nchona,was dropped about 130
miles westof Tory island, owing to heavy
weather,which made towing dangerous.
The Anchor line steamer Furnessia,
from Glasgow for New York, which
sailed from Moville this morning, has
orders to keep a sharp lookout for the
Sarnia. Tugs are lying in Lough Foyle
in readiness to proceed in search or her
as soon as the weather permits. Owing
to the gale in the English channel, the
Ostend mail steamer was uuable to
leave Dover today. A coasting schooner
was dismasted off Cromcr. Four life
boats started out to rescue her crew.
The vessel had swung off into the
trough of the sea, where she rolled, her
rails under. This 'made it extremely
dangerous for the lifeboats to approach
nor, and twelve hours elapsed before
the crew were taken off and landed.
The storm inland has done immense
damage. Trains have been blocked by
heavy snowdrifts, and In many places
in Scotland the telegraph wires are
Hundreds of People in Grave
Need of Both Food and
Stock Being Driven Out of
the State to Prevent
The Legislature Expected to
Make an Appropriation
Right Away.
Denver, Col., Dec. 30.-The Rocky
Mountain News has received special
dispatches from Western Nebraska
telling of the destitution aud distress
prevailing among the inhabitants of
the drought-stricken districts. A dis
patch from Hastings says : Terrible
destitution exists in Perkins, Chase,
Dundy, Lincoln, Hays, Hitchcock and
Frontier counties, and the worst feature
is the people in several localities are
afflicted with scurvy for want of whole
some food. The state relief committee
find themselves unable to relieve all the
people in distress, so great are the de
mands for aid. The railroad men re
port that since the cold snap no less
than a dozen people have perished in
tho above county in the past two days
for want of food and fuel. Hundreds of
families are without coal, and in the
border counties where no trees or brush
exist the poor people had a hard time to
kee, from freezing to death. In Perkins
county destitution is complete. Over
600 families are appealing for help.
Near Lisbon the wife and two children
of Settler Burns suffered for want of
proper nourishment aud clothing to
cover them. In Hitchcock couuty thw
wife of one of the s«ttlers
Gave Birth to Twins
during the storm, and before the neigh
bors could reach the home the poor
woman expired for want of sufficient
food and attention. The twins are still
living and in charge of charitable neigu
bors. Coal is most needed in the drouth
stricken district, and Mr. Ludden, of \
the state relief comra ittee, and General j
Manager Holdredge, of the Bnrjiugton i
& Missnuri River, are doing everything
in their power to forward supplies to
the most deaoiate localities. Very few
of the farmers i n the border counties |
have anj stock left, having let their
cattle and horses roam at large. Stock
is betng driven out of the state to pre
vent starvation. Corn planted in eight
or ten of the Western counties never
reached a height of over six inches and
contains no more nourishment than sage
brush. People are living in covered
wagons by the hundreds rather than
face starvation and freeze to death.
One of the first acts of the legislature,
which convenes next Thursday, will be
to pass a
Suitable Appropriation
01 the relief of the sufferers. More or
less destitution exists in every county
from the Colorado line east to Hall and
Adams counties, and the various relief
committees are overwhelmed with ap
plications for aid. North Platte re
ports: It is a fact that there have been
many cases ot suffering and hunger
among the drought sufferers in Lincoln
and Logan counties. Many families
have only potatoes and milk to live on
now, with no Lay or grain for their
stock through the rest of the winter.
The count)' in a short time will be un
able to supply the increasing demands
for the necessaries of life. The over
seers of the poor slate that there are
more calls already than the county can
supply, and unless aid comes from the
outside there will be many deaths from
hunger and want of clothing this win
ter. A dispatch from Curtis says:
Great distress prevails throughout the
surrounding counties, owing to crop
failures the past two seasons. Relief
committees have been organized in al
most every precinct and
Solicitors Sent ICant
for aid, several carloads of which have
been received. This,with what aid the
county has been able to give, has aloiifc
prevented suffering among the people
and stock. The outlooK is extremely
dark owing to the scarcity of food and
seed crnin, the two articles now most
needed. The state relief commission
has fifty families on its list as worthy
and needing- assistance, and the moat
distressing reoorts come in from all
over the western part of the state r«
latinsr to the woeful lack of food and
clothinir, says a Lincoln dispatch. No
deaths certainly attributable to starva
tion have yet been reported, although it
Is claimed that a woman and two chil
dren founu dead in a cabin near Nio
brara the morning beiore Christmas
died from lack of food and care. There
are thousands who could not withstand
the rigors of a cold spell without aid,
which is Doing sent out in generous
supply by the relief commission wher
ever it is known to be needed, iieiief
supplies are being received from ati
over the country and shipped directly
to the needy in car lots.
• Raleigh, N. C, Dec. 80.—A call wai
issued today for a mass meowing of tin
Citizens of this place for the purpose of
securing food and supplies to be sent to
the destitute districts in N ebrasba.
A Fifty Thousand Sunday Fire at
BiPDEFOtti), Me., Dec. 80.—The cily
buitdiutf here was damaged to the ex
tent of $1 00,000 by fire early this morn
ing. Besides the city offices, tlie po|t
oilice and station, the building
contained tffWh'ug store of Mr. Warren,
MeKenny & lleard's liardware store,
Mrs. Ward's and Mrs. Conlan's millin
ery uarlors and the Yorkcouitty savings
bank, were damaged by smoke and wa
ter. A cigar stub carelessly tl:rown into
a closet ou the second lloor caused the
The Great Cold Snap Entails
Loss Into the Mill
Over Two Million Boxes So
Badly Frozen as to Be
Water Freezes in the Pipes
in the City of Jack
Jacksonville, Fla., Dec. 30. — Re
ports by wire from fifty-one correspond
ents in the orauge districts of the state
Indicate that at least 1.500.000 boxes of
unpicked oranges are solid globes of
ico, and more than 300,000 boxes of
oranges in the warehouses or lying in
bulk, preparatory to boxing, are frozen.
Tomatoes, cabbages, beans, peas and
all vegetables In the northern half of
the state aro ruined, except the pine
apple plantations, which are not much
injured. Day before yesterday half of
this season's oranire crop of 5,000,(^)0
oranges was still on the trees. The tail
of the Northern blizzard switched
around through the Florida peninsula,
and, within the space of a few hour 3,
Florida had sustained a loss that,
estimated in money, would reach
into the millions. The destruction
will be felt for many years, directly or
indirectly, by all the people of the state.
Previous to this time the coldest weather
kaown was in 1835. but there is no rec
ord to show ju.it how cold it was then.
Reports from the interior of the state
show that the cold weather has been
general, and has extended from one end
of the peninsula to the other. The
lowest temperature at Tampa was 18,
and the same was reported at Titus
vllle. At Cedar Key It was said to be as
low as 10, and at Key West it was down
to 44. The cold played havoc with the
plumbing and water supply in Jackson
ville. Many people found their water
pipes frozen. The occurrence was so
unusual it was some time before resi
dents could realize that the water had
actually frozen in the pipes. There was
ice in shallow places, however, and
there were icicles everywhere. The
weather has moderated and the cold
spoil is now broken. At 8 o'clock to
night the temperature waj 40.
Traffic Is Much Impeded at Sev-
cral Points.
Birmingham, Ala., Deo. 30.—The
worst snow storm ever known in Ala
bama is prevailing. Four inches of
snow fell today, and tonight the fall
was renewed furiously. The weather
is very severe and much suffering
among the poor exists. Many cattle
are starving in barren sections, and two
negroes were frozen to death at At
lanta. At Birmingham snow almost
blocked traffic, and the street car com
panies liad it necessary to run their
cars all night in order to keep the track
clear. The snow storm extends all
over the Northern section of the state.
It is feared that much damage will be
done in the mines by the berating of
water pipes and flooding the mines.
Memphis, Term., Dec. 30.—From six
to eight inches of snow is reported to
night from Middle and West Tennessee.
North Mississippi und Western Alabama,
with a steady drop in temperature.
New Okleani,, La., Dec. 30. —Six
inches of snow fell today at Columbus;
four inches at Starkville. Watervalley,
Holly Springs and Grenada, Miss., and
twelve inches at Arkansas City, Ark.
Kai.kk.ii, N. C, Dec. 30.—The cold
snap, which was one of the most se
vere that North Carolina has ever ex
perienced, ha 3 abated. The lowest
temperature reported is 10 deg below
zero in the mountains.
i>ECATirii, Ala., Dec. 80.—Five inches
of snow tell today, and the outlook is
good for more.
Nashviixe, Term., Dec. 30.—About
one and a half inches or snow fell to
day, but tonight it is clear and colder.
Passages of West-Bound Vessels
Very Severe.
>«kw York, Dec. 30.—A1l in-coming
steamers report very severe weather
along the coast. Steamers from Eu
rope report having experienced the ef
fects of the gale of the 27th when ap
proaching the George's banks and Nan
tucket. The witid. which set in from
the southeast, blowing a strong gale,
shifted to the southwest and northwest,
accompanied by heavy seas and intense
ly cold weather. The vessels' decks
and hulls were quickly coated with ice
to the thickness of several inches. The
crews suffered much from the cold, and
ttie task of getting about the decks
proved a very difficult one. Steamers
from the southward ran Into bad weath
er upon reaching llatteras, where the
wind suddenly shifted to the south,
blowing a strong gale, with a very
heavy sea. Several steamers, after
passing llatteras, experienced a severe
electric storm, which was accompanied
by heavy rain and hard squalls, and,
upon moderating, came out again in a
sudden shift of wind from the north
west, blowing with hurricane force,
causing a tremendous sea, which
washed the vessels' decks and coated
thei|» with Ice. The officers and crews
sutfered a great deal from the cold. No
damage of a serious nature was re
|y- Five Were Drowned
. (4KKALTAR, Dec; 30.—The British
steamer Yoxford, from Palermo, for
New York, has arrived here with some
of her plates ','damaged.; Sho reports
having been la coliisou with the French
bark. Mario Louise:: Tho hark was
so luiily damaged that she .sank. Five
«t her crew were drovvu^.
Both Houses of Congress
Have Lots of Business to
Attend To.
Must Be Sent to the Preside nt
in the Next Couple of
Has Right of Way on the
Senate Calendar—Morgan
to Speak on It. „
Wa shixgton, Dec. 30.—Both houses
of congress will resume their sessions
on Thursday next, and it is expected
that there will be a more determined
effort to press forward the work of the
session for the next two months than
has characterized the proceedings dur
ing the month which has passed. The
necessary work ot the session is the
passage of the appropriation bills, of
which there are fourteen. Of these
none have passed the senate, and only
five have received the sanction of the
house. Of these five the senate com
mittee on appropriations has passed
favorably upon the pensions and
military academy bills, while
the army, fortifications and urg
ency deffciency bills are still
under consideration by the com
mittee. It is in order for the senate to
take up any reported appropriation bill
at any time, and whether the Nicaragua
canal bill, which stands on the senate
calendar as unfinished business, shall
continue to hold its place of vantage
will depend for the present upon
whether the appropriations committee
shall desire to supplant it with the pen
sions or fortifications bill, or with any
other appropriation bill after the other
bills shall be reported from the commit
tee. There is, however, no urgency
concerning either of the appropriation
bills so far as reported, and the prob
abilities are that the Nicaragua
bill will not be displaced lor the
present. The Nicaragua bill dis
cussion will, barring the possi
ability of displacement and adjourn*
meut over until the following Monday,
be resumed after the morning hour on
Thursday, with Suuator Morgan occu
pying the floor. Mr. Morgan has been
devoting the holidays to a preparation
of a reply to Senator TurDle's attack
upon the canal bill, and bis friends ex
pect him to make a vigorous aud ex
haustive defense of the measure and of
the enterprise whose interests it is in
tended to promote. He will probably
speak an entire day, and possibly two or
three days. There may be an effort to
have the senate adjourn from Thursday
over until Monday in casa there should
not appear a quorum when the senate
reconvenes, but those best acquainted
with senate methods predict tliat it will
sit for at least two days of the present
make: porkign stamps
And May Be Sent Up for Long
Washington. Dec. 30. -The opinion
of the solicitor of the treasury to the
effect that it is unlawful to have in
possession or use plates fot the print
ing of postage stamps in the similitude
of those issued by foreign governments
will be acted upon at once. It is stated
by the chief of the secret service that
so-called stamp albums now on hand by
publishers and dealers containing these
prints will not be confiscated, but no
more will be allowed to be printed. The
cuts, plates, etc., from which they Rre
printed will be seized if not surrendered.
It is an astonishing fact tliat the pen
alty imposed by law for the counterfeit
ing of foreign stamps is much more
severe than for counterfeiting United
States stamps. In tiie case of foreign
stamps the penalty is not less than two
or more than ten years' imprisonment,
while the counterfeiting of United
States stamps is punishable by a tine of
not more than ?5'.)0 or not more than rive
years' iinprison meiit, or both. Thus a
court might impose a line of $1 or one
day's imprisonment for violations of
our own law. and come within the law,
while the minimum penalty as to for
eign stamps is two years' imprisonment.
Senators to Receive Salary Only
From Time of Election.
Washington, Dec. 30.—The three
new senators who will be elected to rill
the vacancies in the states of Wyoming,
Washington and Montana will probably
not be paid the back salaries which
have heretofore been paid-to senators
elected or appointed to fill vacancies.
They were cut out by an express pro
vision in the legislative appropriation
bill of the last session, which, it is be
lieved, w ill put an end to this practice
for the future. Under the system which
has prevailed heretofore" each man
chosen would have received the pay
for the entire term of six years, notwith
s tainting two years of the time has
already elapsed. The new provision
will, therefore, work a saving to the
government <if $30,000 in this instance,
and of large sums it? the future. The
new law provides that the salaries of
senators shall begin on the date of their
election or appointment.
A Little More Red Tape Attached
to Them.
WAsniNGTON,Dec. 30.—United States
Minister McDonald, at Theran, has In
formed the department of state that the
Persian government has adopted a new
set of regulations governing passports.
When a person Making to enter Persia
fails to have the vise ot I'ersian officials
located In a foreign country attached to
his passport, in; must immediately pre
sent this passport to the ottlcial charged
with thia duty to be registered and
vised. Traders and travelers to the In
terior must pay a fee of $1.25; but per
sons merely crossing the frontier on
special busiuess may do so upon pay
ment of 40 conts.
Six Millions Miy.
Wasuiso.ton, Dec. 30.—The govern
PRICE TWO CENTS—{£$2 tt<M&.}— 365.
ment receipts so far this month amount
to $21,122,903, and th« disbursements
$27,082,783. leaving a deficit for the
month of $5,9."j'j,821. and "for the fiscal
year to date 128.254,063.
ROAFt Fit 081 ItKXn.
Why He Turned Down Barns, the
Kiifclisli Agitator.
Chicago, Dec. 30.—C01. W. P. Rend,
the coal magnate, replying to strictures
upon his criticisms of English L.abor
Delegate John Burns, M. P., tonight
makes uublic the following statement:
"When, at the late Pittsburg conveu
tion of operators and miners, Mr.Bums'
presence became known to me by a mo
tion from the chairman that thecourte~
sies of the meeting be extended to that
gentleman, I felt impelled to perform a
most Imperative duty.
"My language on that occasion may
seem severe, but it was uoue too much
so. ii was deserved. It prevented an
uufnendly stranger from using that
occasion to treat us with fresh insult
and further indignity. Mr. Burns came
to tliis country in a representative char
acter. He is a noted labor leader and a
prominent member of the British par
liament. On this occasion he was treat
ed on arrival in America with courteous
consideration. •
"Forgetful of every sense of pro
priety and every obligation of decorum
becoming a stranger seeking hospitality,
he soon commenced offensive criticism
of our domestic affairs. He. attempts to
justify impertinence by telling us that
he has said nothing more than appears
iv our own public papers, lie should
know that this right of criticism of our
own matters belongs to our own people
and to the citizens of our own country.
It does not belong to foreign interlopers.
They should not be permuted to exer
cise it.
"There is a mai ked difference between
criticism intended for reform and criti
cism intended' for the gratification of
foreign enmity and foreign abuse.
"i feel quite sure that the respectable
sentiment of the very country he came
from will condemn him for his impro
prieties in this country. If an Anieii
can congressman were to go to England
and so far forget the dignity of his
position as to behave as Burns has be
haved here, he would be denounced by
the intelligent and decent opinion of
America as an unworthy representa
"Of course, no American member of
congress would net iv this way. If any
prominent American wore to deli iii
London or any other English city un
dresses of malicious criticism of eviis
found there he would probably be
snubbed by an infuriated populace.
Were the offunse committed in France
or Germany, or elsewhere in Europe,
the guilty offender would be given his
pjfaport and ordered to leave the coun
"In the past, American good nature
and American indulgence have been
too of ten outraged by foreign visitors
and foreign frauds."
Passenger Coach Crashes Into a
'■'■ ■■':'':' ■■..■'*■ ■ " Carriage. .
Chicago, Dec. 80.—A Chicago, Rock
island & Pacific passenger coach, being
rapidly switched into the Rock Islam)
depot this afternoon, crashed into a
carriage at the Pacific avenue and Har
rison stieet crossing. Five persons
were badly injured, the carriage demol
ished and one of the horses so badly in
jured that it had to be shot.
The injured are:
Mrs. C. Christin, of 423 West Harrison
street, injured internally, left cheek
badly cut, bruised about the body.
Mrs. R. Christin. of Ottawa, Canada,
injured internally, seriously bruised
and cut on right shoulder, both arms,
face and neck. ■■'M 386
Miss Bertha Christin, cut and bruised
on arm. shoulders and face; prostrated
by shock.
Miss Jennie Christin, injured in
ternally, left shoulder bruised, cuts on
hands, neck and head; suffered greatly
from shock.
Dennis O'Connor, driver, severely in
jured internally, cut on both shoulders,
bruised about the head and body.
The accident was caused by the car
riage beiug shut in on the tracks by the
gates dropping without warning
Robs an Ohio Town of Its Fuel
Fremont, 0., Dec/ 30,—Today at
noon, while three men were making re
pairs to the regulator of the Northwest
ern Ohio Natural Gas company, an ex
plosion occurred, wrecking the regulat
or and seriously injuring C L. Stevens,
Charles Grable and U. B. Loveiand.
The fuel supply to tho city had to be
shut otf and thousands of homes were
left without fuel, making it a serious
thins for the people, in view of the
cold wea:her. The usual quiet Sunday
was turned into a day of activity, and
the people were kept busy skirmishing
for wood aud coal. The gas can uot be
turned on for several days.
The Unrewarded Bravo Effort of
a Father.
Newatgo, Mich., Dec. 30.—Charles
White and his six-year-old son were
cremated by the burning of his dwell
ing at midnight last night.- White was
awakened by his wife and ran up stairs,
where four children were sleeping.
Three made their escape, but before he
could find the fourth the stairway was
in ilames. He knocked a board otf the
end of the house, but could not get out
before he was overcome with heat and
smoke. His wife realized the danger
and called to him repeatedly, but lie
would not sacrifice his son to save his
own lite.
High Tides in the Elbe.
London. Deo. 30.—A dispatch to the
Standard from Berlin says that gales,
accompanied by snow, prevail in North
ern Germany. An uuusually high tide
in the river Elbe flooded the low-lying
parts of Cuxhaven and Hamburg. Two
bodies have been washed ashore in the
lower Elbe. Enormous damage has
been done along the North Soa coasts.
Many vessels badly damaged have been
towed into Bremcrhavcn.
To Succeed the Late Archbishop
Special to the Globe.
\\ innu'ko, Man., Dec. 30. — It is
learned from most reliable source that
Bishop I.arocquc,of Diocese Sherbrookc.
Quc, will succeed the late Archbishop
Tnclie, of St. Boniface, Man. Simul
taneous with Bishop Laroc-que's promo
tion it is said one of three nominees
from Manitoba for the vacant see of St.
Boniface, Rev. Fathers Allard, Clierrier
and LanffCTlD, will be appointed bishop
of Sherbrooke. As Father Allard is vow
administrator of the diocese, he is re
garded as most likely \o receive prorao
Hochstaedter Off
for South America^
Florida Oranges BalFs of Ice.
Weather: Fair; Warmer.
Ac«Tl?a< ah Drowned
It Is Claimed That He Ha 3
Gone to Sunny South
WITH THE FIRM'S $30,000.
He Left St. Paul Mysteriously
About Two Weeks
One of His Intimate St. Paul
Friends Claims to
Charles Hochstaedter, one of the
proprietors of the United States Cloth
ing; company, of St. Paul, and part
owner of the Hub Clothing company, of
Milwaukee, is on his way to South
America. He lias two weeks the start,
and in all probability is now beyond the
reach of his sorrowing partner, Simon
Dittenhoefer. who mourns the absence
of $30,000 of the firm's money, which he
claims Hochstaedter drew from the
bank in Milwaukee without his consent
and put it In his grip. Probably by this
time diaries is sporting eaily on the
deck of a south-bound steamer, dream
ing of the country where extradition
papers are unknown. Simon is doing
the worrying In Milwaukee.
Hochstaedler left St. Paul two weeks
ago, and his wife weut wnli him. The
Globe's informant as to Hochstaedter's
whereabouts is an intimate personal
friend »if tue missing niisu, and claims
to know Hochstaedter "like a book."
"Instead of getting only $30.00.)," he
said last night, in Neumann's cafe, "he
got |4i),000, an A I have reason to be
lieve that 'oug before this he is out of
the reach of American officers. He was
one of the shrewdest men 1 ever met.
On the night before he went away he
and I played cards together in nis room
at the Ryan , and at that time little re
marns were droopad which led me to
believe that Cn^rlie would not remain
long in St. Paul. However, when I
questioned him about it he denied any
intention of leaving. I have no; the
slightest doubt that
He Brew the JUonej-,
and has got it now. My acquaintance
with the man justifies the belief."
"Did he say anything about the con
dition of the linn?" was asked.
"Not a word; he's too smart for that;
but he acted iv an abstracted manner,
as if his thoughts were anywhere but
on the game we were playing.
"Hoclistaedter was a peculiar man.
He was difficult to get acquainted with.
To strangers he was distant, and even
his friends found him reticent, and
sometimes chilly. He was rather a
tall, well-built man, with a black mus
tache. He invariably wore specs, or
eyeglasses, as they are called, and al
ways dressed nicely. He wore a dia
mond locket continually, and seemed to
take much pride la it. Tne stove was a
steel white, and very valuable, and
often 1 have seen him regarding it with
"For a long time he and 1 is wife lived
at the MeiroDoiitan hotel, Jutsunie time
ago they moved to the Ryan, and occu
pied apartments there until two weeks
ago. I didn't learn that he had left
town till the morning after his depart
ure. 1 was somewhat surprised, for I
thought lie would have said something
to me if he intended leaving for good.
I found that he had given up his apart
ments at the Ryan, and had paid his
bill. Somebody is lucky, at any rate.
He did uot intimate to me that he wai
going to leave St. Paul for good,
though he did say that he would
probably take a trip at an early date.
I supposed at the time that he meant ho
was going to Milwaukee, for he fre
quently went there to see his partner
aud to look after his business. The
firm here did a bin business, in fact, as
large a business as any clothing tinn
here. Ilochstaedter often expressed to
me his gratification at the state of trade,
and, all la all, struck me as an enter
prising and fortunate business man. I
know him well enough to believe that
he has that $4iyXK) in his pocket, and
that the people in Milwaukee*»ill uot
see him again."
His Own TConcy.
Mr. Hochsiaedter and Ins wife occu
pied a suite Of looms at the Ryan on
the Sixth -treet side, at .a rental of $150
a month. In appearance he was above
tne medium height, weighed about lfiO
pounds, and iiad an erect carriage that
gave him the appearance of being taller
than he really was. DaiK-eomplexioned,
with black hair and mustache and opeu
juutenaiice. he tnspired confidence,
hud was never known to be guilty of a
dishonest action. On the 12th of De
cember his wifo left on a visit to rel
ative* in i'hiladolphia. and Mr. Boob*
stae iter accompanied her as far as Mil
waiikoe, whero he remained for a few
days, returning to St. Paul on Ibt) ISih.
On his return he took a single roots.
remarking that it w .ail he required
wiiile his wife was away.
On the Slat he sent one of his cash
boys over to the hotel for his bill, winch
hr- oaid in full, saying that he was go
in o to Milwaukee to remain some time.
A gentleman who kuew Mr. lloch
sturdier quite Intimately said last night
that he had always considered him a
man of very exemplary habits, lie
never drank nor smoked, and was never
known to entur a gambling house. He
was very regular in his hours, and was
always in his room by 11 o'clock.
"It is a question," said tho gentler
man referred to, "whether Mr. Hoch
staedter has done anything criminal, as
U was generally known that he had put
up nearly all of his capital, and, if that
is so, why ho has simply taken his owa
Button Fastener Victory.
Grand Rapids, Mich., Dec. SO.—
Stockholders In the Eliiott Button
Fusteuer company hero ore rejoicing
over the receipt of a dispatch stating
that Judge Colt, of Boston, has ren+
dered a decision in the long contested
patent infrinirmcnt suit brought by the
iieaton Peninsular Button Fastener
company, of Providence. K. 1. Tho de
cision is in favor of the Elliot company
and will be of importance to shoe deal*
ers throughout the country.

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