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THE EDDY CURRENT. Homo First, tho World Aftorward. VOL. VII. MDDY, NEW MEXICO, SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 1800. NO. 20. EXPLOSION OF GASOLINE STOVE Causes a Building at Omaha to Catch Fire and as a Consequence Several Fa talities Happened. ihinl l'(r. Omaha, Nob., Muroh 22. Cnmpnra (Ivoly hiilgnlflmtit mnterlul In dostruc (Ion. but appalling In Its harvest of dentb and suffering, watt n Are that partially destroyed tho Patterson block on Seventeenth mid DougltiB strcota yesterday afternoon. Two of tho vic tims Imvc already passed uwny, bno more lb not expected to live, nud about twenty others nro suffering from brok en limbs mid burned and lacerated fleli. Killed Mm. Thomas . Taylor ami Anna Schumcl. A group of happy women, busy with the attaint of tbn secret order with which they wero affiliated, wcro In n moment brought faco to face- with death. Sixty second lator soven lay burned and bleeding on tho pnvo mcnts to which thoy had dropped, forty feet bolow, and tho other wero rescued nftcr they bad been moro or less sevoroly injured In their dosporato dash down tho slnglo pair of stairs that led to safety. The blnzo started Just nftcr 3 o'clock torn a gasoline stovo explosion In room In tho renr of tho third floor of the building and noxt to tho elevator shift. It was not discovered until It hnd spread to tho adjoining npnrt trcuts nnd the entire floor was flllcd -with suiobo and damns. About twen ty members of tha woman's lodgo of Mnernbcns wero attondhiK n commlttco meeting In the wnltlug room In front of tho building on tho snmo floor. Thoy wcro unconscious of danger until n -Janitor throw open tho door nnd told them to got out heloro tho flamo cut them off. Tho wnrnlng enmo too Into. Tho llro swept through tho door and down the single stairway. TIiobo near est tho door fled through tho blinding smoke and reached tho street with .hands and faces burned and bllstsrod. The rest facet! h wild wall of llnuic. There wns n lire esespe nt the south front of tho building .but nuno of them seems to hve thought of it. Thoy ruMiod panic-stricken to the windows, through which the smoke was al roadv pouring in suffocating puffs. Tho fire was scarcely n foot behind them. It cnught their clothing, nnd seorahod their fncoB with Increasing Intonslty. In another instant tho spectators at tracted by tho elJuds of smoke wero horrified to snco one nftor another spring from the open windows and fall heavily to tho pavement. Not ono arose. They luy in an inert and ap parently llfotcM hoap until carried Into tho olllce of n physlelnu naros tho slrcet. Most of them were bleeding from sevens cuts and bruises nnd all wero burned until their torn and blackened skin bung In shreds. In n few minutes all except Mrs. Taylor re covered consciousness, and physicians und nurses hastily summoned did all that was possible to relievo their suf fering!1. As fast ns hasty dressings i could bo applied the vlettms wcro taken to tho Clarkson hoipltul by tho ambulance. Property loss about 3SO.O0O. l)nro.l Man' Dent. Chicago, HI., March 23. John T, Sliuyne ,n wenlthy furrier and a prom inent Democratic politician, was shot and probably fatally wounded yostor dny by Harry H. Hammond, a tailor. The shooting occurred In tho cafo of tho Auditorium nnnox, where ho was sitting nt lunch with Mrs. Hammond, tho divorced vlfo of Hammond, and two othor ladles. Tho party had beon seated for some tlmo when Hammond walked Into tho cafo, stood for a tow mlnutoi and wont out. In about ten minutes ro returned nnd standing In sldo tho door, deliberately pulled off his gloves nnd then walking quickly up to Shnyno, who was sitting with his back toward hlin, drew a revolver. Shiyno attempted to rise, but stumbled over tho legs of his ehalr and fell to the floor. As ho was trying to rlso, Hammond fired a bullet into his back Shnyno fell under tho tnblo nnd Ham mnnd pulling up tho tablo cloth, fired two more bullots Into tho hclplosi man. Ho then wnlkcd Into tho ofllct of tho hotel, where ho stood nwnltlng tho nrrlvul of nn officer. Ho wni quickly placed ttjidor arrest and taken to Harrison street station, f.vhoro hi declined to nmko nny statement. Allium Oblllnmtrtl. Cumberland, Mil., March 22 -Word KUriia Klll.d. Atrtnlngham, Aid., March 20. A tornado passed through tho country near here, creating great havoc be tween Hcflln and Kdwsrdsvlllo. Eleven people, members of the family of Mr. Coffee, a farmer, nro dead and It is thought many others nro Injured, al though on account of tho damago dono by tho storm to tho telegraph wires It Is Impossible to gnt details. Tho house of Mr. Coffee contained cloven people when It was struck by tho storm. Tho building was entirely demolished and alt tho Inmates wore killed. Tho path of tho storm was about twenty-five miles wide and It tore ev erything to pieces thnt lay boforo It. Telegraph wires and poles nro down In ovory direction nnd trains are de layed groatly on account of tho dobris piled on tho track. It I thought great damago has been done In tho farming district, but It Is not believed that tl.i tornado struck nny town. Tho pah of tho storm was about 200 yards wlda and it traversed the coun try for twelvo miles, beginning In tho northern part of Cloburrio county, noar Irion City, and moving southward. Thoes who saw It say that there was an Immenso funnol-uhapod cloud nnd that it bounded along like a rubber ball, rising at intervals and leaping for several hundred yards without do ing any damage. Then when It de scended it would pick up houses and crush them to pieces, uproot trees or twist them off level with the ground nnd sweep all before It. Lewis Coffee's residence, a strong dnublo loglmuso, situated on a little hill, was In the path of tho atorm. It was swept away and tho timbers scattered for a mile. Ton of Its eleven oeeupnntn wero Instantly killed. Kxcept the body of tho baby, which was found under tho ruins of tho ohlmnoy, tho corpnus SOWTHilRN NEWS. u-n. r,m,U..1 lmr of !. nirnlmitnn nl " 1110 VIC11IIIS WOrO OnrriBII IIOU n IMIO tho saw mill boiler at tho plant ol Hudson Shuoss. nenr Matlle, fifteen miles north of Cumborlnud, killing Phlctus Wink, Dan Btnlther, Jr., rind n man named Bliuess, and wounding John Huydor, Hnrry Slgloo and An thony WHllflold. Tho bollor hud been In uso many yoars. Tho fly-wheoi, weighing about a ton, was thrown n groat dlstanoc. The big steel saw was broken Into bits. Snyder was horri bly crushed and blown about 100 foot and Winks' head was blown off. John Snyder's condition Is serious. The mill was almost entirely obliterated. To lir llmlruyixl. Washington, March 22. Prepara tlnns nro being made by Chief WllkU of tho secret serrlco to destroy $1,221. 300,088 worth of counterfeit coin nnd bogus notiM whluh have been accumu lated by his buroaii. Of this amount $117,243 represents United States treas I ury nolo, silver certificates, bank nnlos nud fractional currcnoy and 110. 021 Is In Imitation gold, silver, nlckol and copper coin. Tho balanco of thti sum Is In Imitation of various other obligations nnd securities fac slmllles of Tonnesscco stnto war rants, Missouri -defeuso bonds, stats bank notes and "flush" notes. I'owiUr ruploil.J. DeWItt, Ark., March 22. A terrible explosion of powder ooeurred here yes terday afternoon, ns a result of whleh two children are In a dying condition, several other peiM are feudy hurt and property to the value of several thousand dollars Is destroyed. The explosion occurred in the store of S I Leslls. one of the most Im portant establishments In town, About 3 o'eloek n report woa heard In the store, and the explosion whleh followed wrecked the building, do itroylng It entirely. The large stock of goods was damaged. There were about a dozen people In tho building when the explosion ooeurred, including Mr Leslie's family and somo cus tomers. Two of Ielle's children wero fatally burned. The others In the ston wero more or less Injured, several very badly, but not fatally. It is supposed that the explosion was earned by the children playing In the store, who, it Is thought, accidentally uet Are to a keg of gunpowder. Mrs. Place was electroeuted at Sing Slug. N. Y for the ttlrder ot her husband. and nine of thorn wero found heaped together. Uvery body had been strip ped ot Its clothing. Ono was twlstod around a stump and two others wore hcndlcss, llosldos the body ot tho father lay Ilcsslo Coffee, tho only iiiomljsrfl of the family not Instantly killed. Alio was unconscious and her arms wero around her dead father's neck. Sho Is iinnhlo to talk and wilt din. In tho same nelghlmrhood the resi dences of J. W. Wilder, J. II. Csson. Andrew Stlepan and Tien Alans!! were wrecked nnd their occupants Injured. Near Hellln a white woman whose name cannot tie learned was killed nd five persons In the Mine family hurt. It Is estimated that about fifty buildings wore destroyed, between twenty and twenty-five persons in jured and ovor a seoro ot farms devastated. Draft ll.r.lr.il. Washington, March 22. Tho secre tary of ntato has Just received from tho Peruvian government through the United Ktates legation nt Lima a draft for $40,000, representing the amount ot the Judgment ot tho arbitrators in the case of tho American railway man, Alex MrCord. on account ot his Ill treatment In Peru during n revolution ary movement mnny years ago. The draft will bo handed over to tho Unlt-'fered severely. cd fitntM treasury for collection and it warrant drawn for the amount ot tho Judgment will be drawn In favor of Judge Pettis, the attorney for MsCord. Taken A war. Hutchison, Kan.. March SC. John Moore, under arrest suspected ot mur dering his flvo ehlldren, then firing the house over their heads to eover ths crime. hn. been taken to MoPher son to prevent a lynching. Tho feel ing against him Is Intense. Prior to the Are he was eonslderod a hard working, upright man. He teemed particularly fond ot his children, but often expressed the fear that they would grow up worthless. Ho has been subject to epileptic fits. A hatchet bespattered with blood was dlsaoverer In tho ashes ot the de stroyed house. ll.puli.J. Mnnlla. March 22. The mountain banditti of Pansy Island recently threatened n terlous attack upon Hollo, but they were repulsed with a loss of 240 men by den. Miller, (Irani llnninc". Memphis, Tonn., Maroh 20. A series of wind Btormii passed ovor portions of Alabama, Mississippi nnl Arlmusas Rnturdv. dolus: an Immense ntuount of Including property (nmageand kilting a number of people. The storms cnared n radius ot Boveral hundred miles, destroying telegraph wires and cutting oft com munication with a largo part ot tho affected country. Cleburno county, Alabama, seems to- have suffered tho most severely, tho storm assuming tho proportions ot a tornado. Tho repbrts ot fatalities In the county vary from six to twonty nnd many moro aro re ported to have been Injured. At Sellers and Luvorno, Ala., much damage Is reported. Dumas, Ark., was practically wiped out ot existence and several other towns In the vlolnlty But- Ono person Is roported gone to Norfolk, Vs., to train. Miss. Motorl Hansen, a, patient In Incendiary nttompt to burn Catholic Institutions nt New Orleans have been made. Constable Hamny was assaulted at Natchez, Mhts., by Adam Plummor, and seriously shot his assailant. A number of lwsetmlllits are at Hot Springs, Ark., preparing for tho battlo on the diamond this season. The slimmer II. II. Young sunk In tho Tennessee river, nonr Lookout moun tain nnd ono man was drowned. llsv. .1, n. Wheolnnd was killed near Luke Hisrloe, Ia by the blowing down of n building during a cyclone. A tornado passed through Ilnzol Greet . Madison county, Alabama, on tho lath, destroying many homes. A raft of togs went to places on tho Tennessee river and two raftsmen, Ocorgo Smith nnd George Kvnns, were drowned. Dr. Wm. Lewis, secretary of tho North Cnrol I im state board ot health, says smalt pox Is prevalent In coven tcecn counties of that state. Tho Washington baseball club bus tho Arkansas Insane asylum at I.tttlo Itock, suicided by hanging herself from the Iron bars ot her window by means of a towel. In n wreck on tho Loulsilllo and Nashvlllo railway, near Whccoler, Ky., Fireman Chnrlos Painter was killed, nud Knsjluuer Charles Shlvoley In jured. Statistics by Insurance Commission or Clay, show thHt atxty-throe lira In fciirancn companies did business In Ar kansas last year, tho total promliims ware $HS3.03. 17, nnd losses Incurred, J484,05.08. tlrjrnn nt Kituii lU, Knnxvlllo, Tonn., March 20. Ool. William J. llrynn arrived horo Satur day morning at 8 o'clock. Ho was mot nt tho passenger station by several hundred Dnmocrats, who had nsssm bled despite a heavy rain Tho storm continued throughout tlio duy and night. At It o'clock Col. llrynn was Joined by (lav. Ilcuton McMtllln at Tennessee. The two held a public re ception In the woman's building. In the afternoon they were entertained nt dinner by I II. Hpllman. HI x teen Democrats and one ltepubll rans assembled around the festal board. Mr. Spllman and Col. liryan were boys ! togeher In Salem, 111., and Inter were i friends In Chicago. Saturday night i Col. liryan delivered his lecture on "Pending Problems" In the largo public hall ot this city. He wns hoard by 1500 people. After tho loeturo ho was enter tained at a tmiujuct ns the guest ot Knoxvlllo Democrats. Ho responded tc a toast, "The Democracy of JufferHoii, Jackson and liryan." Col. liryan received a telegram from a Cincinnati newspaper asking fur nn expression In reply to Uob Ingersoll's crltlrlum that liryan Is n baok numbor and has no political future. f'ol. Ilrynn's tolograaphla reply was thnt ho did not regard Ingorsoll as a canablo authority to speak of his eligibility for the baok numbor list nor upon his prospect for the future, as Col. Ingorsoll does not bollove in a future. Col. Hryan yesterday celebrated his 38th birthday as tho guest of hta cot sin, Mrs. Master, wife nt Hey. Dr. Honry D. Itastor, an llplmtopnl rector ot this olty. Awful Affnlr, Hutchinson, Kan., Match 21. An atrocious orlmo was rovcaled hero yes trcday when tho coroner nnd his as sistant removed tho dead bodies of five llttlo children from tho homo oo cuplcd by John Moro whloh bunted nt nt an early hour. Tho coroner's Jury Investigated tho easo nnd In accord anco with the Jury's recommendations Moore, tho father nt tho dead children, was arcsted on the eharge ot murder. The tragedy has enusod much excite ment bora nnd and there Is somo talk ot lynching tho prisoner. Whon tho flremon nnd nolghbors reached the burning houso the father was tho only member ot tho family ot seven found outside. Whllo the buHdlng was still burning and his children within tho burning walls ho took a horso from tho tl'lo and rodo nway. When tho llromon entered tho house after having pnrtly quenched tho flamss thoy found tho flvo children lying on tho floor, all dead, but badly burned. Tho coroner's autopsy held yostcrdny afternoon developed evi dence of nn awctul crime. Tho skull of each child was deeply Indented. All but ono ot tha children hnd been stab bed In tho neck. It was upon these facts nnd the strnngo behavior ot tho father lint the authorities baso their shargo or murder. When Mooro was milled before tho coroner's Jury to testify ho pretended to bollove thnt an exploding lamp had cause tho llro and that his children met doath In tho IIhiiios. Ho testified that ho was nwnkened from a deep sleep by tho smoko nnd that ho found tho house afire nil ovor. It was fifteen minutes, hn on Id, boforo ho recovered his senses nnd that ho did not try to snvo his children because ho know thoy must be dead, ns the llro hnd started In the room in which thoy wero sleeping. Ills riding away from the flro he explained by stating thnt his wlfo was away from homo attend ing a sick friend nnd that ho wont to toll hor ot their lose. Mooro showed little concern when the Jury returned the verdict charging htm with (iilirdor. n.tspiiaixi. Manila, Maroh 21. It Is reported on high and rcllablo authority that Aguln aldo Is taking oxtrcmo measure to suppress signs calculated to cause a cessation of hostilities. Twelve ad hcronts of tho plan ot Independence, residents of Manila, havo been con demned to death boeauso thay wrolo advising surrender, nnd all loyal Fili pinos havo been oalled upon to per form tho national servleo ot dUpa toll ing thorn. On Friday last (Ion. Lognrda visited Malolos for tho purpoto ot advising Agulnnldo to quit. Ho argued with (lie Insurgent lender und nttomplcd to con vince him not to fallow In the faeo of overwhelming odds. Agulnnldo was furious at tho ndvlco and ordorcd don. Legardo to bo executed Immodlatoly. Tho unfortuunto genoral was promptly decapitated. Among the In cidents ot ycslordny's fighting wns tho coolness shown by a company ot Washington oluntoors, who crossed tho river In a natlvo canoo under n heavy flro fifteen bolng taken across on each trip of the small boat to at tack the enemy's trenches. The Inability ot tho commissary train to keep up with tho advanco led to considerable suffering and mnny of the men wero completely exhausted whon they wero rrcallcd and, falling from the ranks, woro strung along for a distance of almost six miles, numbers returning to camp In tho artillery am bulances, which were always close up to tho line. Tho work ot tho ambu lances was o&ptclnlly worthy ot mon tlon. Among tho dead nro several who woro previously reported as wounded. killed at Hickory Flat. Miss., and bb the fartfa bouses In tho vicinity suf fered heATtly It is not unlikely that many fatalities occurred whleh have net yet been reported. At the request of Koverelgji Core mandsr Root the life term tenurs far that ofllco ot the Woodmen of the World, has been changed to eight years. Dim Rnuter was acquitted at Houston on the ohargo ot importing foreign labor. !.M la iu.i. Hot Bprlngs. Ark.. Maroh 20. Hot Springs wound up Its mourning over the late police-sheriff shooting affray by closing nil saloons and other resorts during the ceremony of burying their dead. Three graves were filled with vleilms. The ceremonies over Sheriff's Williams' son, John, was one of the most extonslvo known In (he city. He was a society youth and merchant of Rood Mandltig. (loslee and Hlnkle were quietly and without ostentation put away. Sheriff Williams and others, tinder official escort, attended youug John's burial. Hpunlili lUil Cru, Washington, March SO. Miss Clara llarton has received the following oa blegram: Negotiations begun for the pesunl l ary ransom ot he prisoners In the I'felllpplnese were Interrupted by (Jen i Otis because he feared the sums offered would be employed against his troops I Wc pray you earnestly to intercede with your government to Insure tho triumph ot humanity. With profound gratitude, MAUQUIH VILUADH08, President of Spanish Ked Cross. The cablegram has been rcforod to the secretary or war. Uiajnii Arrlrra. Washington, Mareh 30, Tho navy department has been advised at the ar rival at Manila of the battleship Ore gon. The fellswlng Is the cablegram re Mired from Admiral Dewey: Manila. Marsh 18. Secretary ot the navy. Washington: The Oregon and the Iris arrived to-day. Tlw 0,-cgon is In fit condition for any duty. DUWKY Hllnii Trnulil. Havana, March 21 -During the troub I e botweon the Havana police and the i populace Sunday night three pollco , moil wore Hilled and about twenty-five ' persona woro wounded on both sldotf. I Publlo opinion supports tho pollco I without reserve. : Chief of Pollco Monocnl gavo ordom , to siispond tho publlo balls Sunday night nnd Gen. Ludlow, In comninud . I ot tho city of Havana, atutnlnod tho m1, lohlcl sf police. As the pollco woro Augiifttii. On., March 31. Hon. Pat-1 rouchlng tho place where the ball rick Walsh. ex-Unltod StaloH senator l n,. Hoelstv of Plli.r wns In nroitress. nnd mayor of Augusta, died at his res idence here, nftor n throo months' Illness of nervous prostration. There was little hope In thi community of his recovery, but his donth was not thought to lx so near at hand. Mayor Walsh was one ot the most prominent men In (leorgla, and had na tional recondition m the earnest cham pion ot southern development, and per haps the best authority on the mate rial resources and manufacturing pro ducts ot tho south. Mr. Wnlsh was bom In Ireland on , near Cerro, for tho purposo ot dispers ing It, In accordance with orders, tho people opened Are on them from tho : house. Tho flro was returned by tho police. The result ot n fusllndo waH ' that two policemen wero seriously wounded nnd eighteen of their oppon- i ents were wounded. In different wards three policemen ; woro nsMisslnntod whlo on duty. Tha I murderers crept up behind thorn and stabbed tho ofllcora to death. i Thrro colored men In (Inllano street nltnokcd a pollcomnn with knlvo.i. Jan. I, mo. At 1116 ngo or IS lie was , nillenr defended blmsef with a revolv- approntlced In the Charleston Hngl- m, killing ono of his nssnllants nnd uecrs. nnd In duo tlmo became n Jour-; wounding nnothur ono. The third man ncymnn printer. He canto to Augusta ! ownped. in 1862, nnd has ever slneo boon Identl-1 fled with tho press of the city, for twen ty-five years past m editor and pro prietor of tha Augustn Chronb-le. In 1970 ho bcriimc a member of the city council, nud from IS72 to 1873 he served In the state legUlaturo. In 18S0- SI nnd 189C ho wns a delegate to tho Democratic national conventions, and served tour years an tho (loorgla mem ber ot the nattonnl Demonrutlc cxeou tlvo committee He sorved as member at large ot tho world's fair commis sion; In 1894 wns nppnlntcd by Oov. Northern to tho United States senate l'nr l)linfctlon, Washington, Mnich 21. Arrange ments have beon completed by tho sur geon general ot tho marine hospital servleo for tho disinfection in this country of troops arriving from Cuba, whloh oan not rocelvo this attention before embarking. Tho majority ot tho troops will be landed at Savannah and will be disinfected thoro, but oth ers will receive attention at limns wlsk, Blackboard Island and Charles tdn. This Is made ncccsssry by the Amitlrm nt Ilia Wkli (InrmrlntMnt in mak on ths Uih of Senator Colquitt: In - Mqto th(J quarantlno December. 1897. was u octet mayor of ,., , th)s country g0 ,nlo . Auguita, which oftlco ho filled at the . , - ... lime oi ms iioaiu. Miss Minnie Wright ot Gainesville has Just received a letter from Major Major C. Irvln Walker, commanding ofllecr ot tho Routh Carolina United Confederate Veterans, asking her to accept the ofllee ot maid of honor ot that state at the Charleston reunion this summer. Miss Wright has writ ten her acceptance. Tlnst Tennessee was visited by a se vere tornado an the ISth. in seine places accompanied hy Immense hull stones. Boveral railway washouts alio ooeurred. Vfslih't. fimsral. Augusta, On., March 21. The funer al ot ax-Senator Pat. ' k Walsh took place here ut 3:30 yesterday. During the morning tho remains lay In state at St Patrick's church. Public busi ness was suspended and public and private buildings In the buslnsss por tion of the oily were drapod In mourn ing. Jllihop Decker conducted the re ligious funeral exercUns at the Qhiireh of the Sacred Heart. The oration was by Her. Jaha Ureslan ot Charleston. At CliatUnoofc. Chattanooga, Tenn.. Maroh 21. Hon. William J. liryan was the guest st the liryan Illrthday Anniversary Club Democratic association ot this city yesterday and has been tendered an ovation by the democracy of the third congressional district. A general ro eepllnn was tendered Mr. liryan and Oov. Denton McMillan nt the Southorn hotel during the afternoon, whore the sovereigns met and shook hands with the distinguished visitors. Au AttvHiit, Pittsburg, Pa., Maroh 21. Tho American Steel and Wlro company has made another advanco ot 15 cents a keg In the price of nails. This is an advance alnco December of 124 a ten, ilessemer pig Iron U also higher, selling at I15.0C. 3teol billets sold In small lots yes terdsr at 136 per on and IM Is how asked. The Tennesiec river Is oa a boots.