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VOLUME LXXVII.-NO. 31.
OPENED BY TURKS.
Letters of Missionaries
Were Examined
BEFORE BEING FORWARDED
And News of the Armenian Out
rages Suppressed.
BULLETIN ISSUED BY THE PORTE.
Ottoman Government Is Angry on
Account of Publications in
Foreign Newspapers.
Washington, Dec. 30.— The following
statement reference to the condition
of afftirs in eight districts of Armenia,
iv which Christian missionaries are sta
tioned, was to-day issued by the American
Board of Commissioners for Foreign
Missions: : >'V/ r - '*'/>. *•'
Official letters sent recently from the
rooms of the American Board ol Commis
sioners for Foreign Missions containing
n<*connts rela'ing to the EuroDean-Turkey
Missions were opened by the Turkish
ofrk'uls. The letters were subsequently
delivered, but with tbe Turkish word
"Examine" written on the envelope. This
indicated ih*t the Turkish Government is
attempting 10 assume all authority over
tne mail of foreigners.
When th*» reports of the massacre of
Chris'ian* iv the Sansouo district of East
ern Turkey became public, after more
than two months of suppression on the
part of the Turkish officials, the Ottoman
Government was alarmed at ihe wide
spread publications in the American and
English press. Under pressure from
foreign powers the Sultan agreed to send
a commissioner to investigate and report
upon the outrages.
In view of this promise of the Govern
ment the representatives of 'he European
powers at Constantinople decided to wait
for the report before taking any positive
action. But after this decision by the
' powers, and while they were waiting for
the departure of the Sultan's commission,
which had been appointed and which was
to make full and impartial investigations
of nil the affairs reported by the English
consul as well as by many Individuals from
the iassoun district, the Turkish Govern
ment gave nut the following official state
. ment of the case, which statement was
primed in the papers of Constantinople.
■ All lisp printed in Turkey are under
close censorship, and no paper could refuse
to print, the- statement under penalty of
immediate suspension. Hence the Chris
tian -periodicals were compelled to print
what they. Knew to be false. The state
ni-nt he ■»• »•)•-»-»?•-
"Some of the European papers have
stated, contrary to the troth, that a few
Armenian villages have been destroyed,
and in the meantime persons have been
massacred by tbe Turkish soldiers in the
district of Saisoun. Others, in order to
magnify the-e reports, have asserted that
the news of the outrage was prevented
frrnn leaking out by the obstacles the Gov
ernment i at in the way of travelers from
tliat district
"Tbe subjects of the empire of Sassoun
district are quietly engaged with their
business, and the people travel wherever
they wish in perfect safey.
"Some Armenian landitu, being Induced
by agitat n«, begau lately in and about
Sassoun to disturb the peace and comfort
of the people by murderiug, plunderiug
and blocking the highways. In order to
put au end to such disaster* the Govern
ment eini ' iyed tt.A necessary means and
consequently ord. red out a sufficient body
of imperial jolliers of the Fourth Army
Cor s. Thus, the extension of the revolt
b**lne checked, the iroops were withdrawn
to their headquarters.
"Ttipre was no interference by the
KurJv but, as stated above, some Armen
ian bamli's bavin? ventured to disobey,
the Fourth Imperial Army Corps and also
tbe Governor of Hit list undertook to in
vetticate a* to the fac <*, and subsequently
a commission of Inquiry, composed of
Abdullah Pnsha, Eoraer Bey, Medjid Ef
fendi and He f «i Tevfik Pasha, who will
star: ibis week by steamer to the scene of
the trcubie.*'
"In general the Sublime Porte will never
allow such outrages to be perpetrated as
have been tubiished in foreign papers
upon her subjects.
DEPEW TALKS
To a Large Audience About New
Outrages.
New York, Dec. 30 —Dr. Chauncey M.
D?pew to-nigbtde!ivered an address oo the
Armenian atrocities. Addresses were
aiso made by tbe Rev. David H. Greer,
Rev. David Y'hannoo, an Armenian, and
the liev. Dr. McGraw.
Mr. Depew begau by saying that the year
1894 had beeu a peculiarly unhappy one.
Tat* world bad been visited during tbe year
by revolutions, both social and financial.
But tbe crowning cause of unhappmess
and the one which lett a bloody stain upon
tb* history of the year was the murder of
tbe helpless Armenians by the Turks.
"It behooves us as Dublic-sDirited citi
zens to begin the new year with a protect
azalnst the outrages at Sassoun. The
- peace «f Europe is only maintained by an
ever-increasine armament Armenians are
eubi-eted to all manners of outrages, tbe
Turkish Government claiming they are in
a stai« of insurrection, and that this is their
only c»use for the Dutchery. Bui the very
nature o{ the Armenian* show this Is not
60. Tbe Armenians are the N«*w Eng
enders oi the East. They hava siurduiess,
thrift, dfsire lor education that are so
characteristic of the early New Englanders.
Wiih these attributes, if they only bad
good Government the Armenians would
become one of the strongest and most pros
perous nations or tbe eartb.
"At Washington all may be silent, but
America, with a C 5.000.000 voice, in a lan
guage of her own— ih» universal language
of the globe— will protest in tones that
cannot be mistaken against tn« slaughter
of our fellow-Christlans."
Amongthe audience were 300Armenlans.
Resolutions were parsed by the meeting
expressing good-will and heartfelt sup
port to the their Christian brethren in
England and tbe continent who are en
deavoring to investigate the outrages and
The Morning Call.
to bring the perpetrator* of them to jus
tice.
Letters were »!9o read from Blshoo
Godman and Bishop Potter.
TURKEY BETTER REFLECT.
Although Gladstone Mas Retired His
Power Is Great.
London, Dec. 30.— 1n a leader this
muruiuK ihe T.mes aays:
Mr. Gladstone* retirement from public
life id final, but it would be well for
Turkey to reflect tn her own interest that
in the Armenian matter Mr. Gladstone,
with little personal effort and no personal
ambition whatever, might play the part
of a blind old Dasidalion. He has the
whole British public opinion behind him,
and if the Porte defied Europe his appeal
would be capable of producing all, per
haps m~re than all, the effect he contem
plates as merely contingent.
Ti>e Times' remarks were called forth
by the speech made yesterday by Glad
stone to a deputation from a meeting of
the Anglo-Armenian Association and
other Armenian associations who waited
on the ex-Premier at rlawnrden.
SENATORS' SALARIES.
No More Back Pay to Men Who Fill
," , Vacancies.
Washington. Dec. 30.— The three new
Senators who , will, be elected to fill the
vacancies to the S ales of Washington.
Wyoming and Montana will probably nut
be paid the back salaries which have here
tofore been paid to Senators elected or ap
pointed to fill vacancies. They were cut
out by an express provision in the legisla
tive, approt nation .bill of the last seat ion,
which, It is believed, wilt 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 ens ire term of six
years, notwithstanding that two years of
the time has already elapsed. The new
provision will, therefore, work as a saving
to the Government of 830,000 in this in
stance, and of larger sums in the future.
The new law provides that the salaries of
Senators sball begin on the date of their
election or appointment
APPROPRIATION BILLS
Many of Them Ready to Be
Taken Up.
They May Displace the Canal BUI
When Congress Resumes
Work.
Washington, Dec. 30.— Both houses of
Congress will resume their sessions on
Thursday next, and it is expected 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 during the months which
Jiave already elapsed. „.:„„. ... '. ' , ... „
The nereasarr work ol the session is the
passage of . the appropriation bills, of
which there are fourteen. None have
passed the Senate and only five have
received the sanction of trie House. It is
in order for the Senate to take up any re
ported appropriation bill at any time, and
whether the Nicaragua Canal bill,' which
stands on the Senate calendar as unfin
ished business, shall continue to hold its
place of vantage will be depeodentjupon
whether the Appropriations Committee
shall desire to supplant it with tne pen
sions or fortification* bills, or with any
other appropriation bills after the other
bills shall be reported from the committee.
The probabilities are that the Nicaragua
Canal bill will not be displaced for the
present. Senator Morgan has been de
voting the holidays to the preparation of a
reply to Seuator Turpie's attack upon the
canal bill, and his friends expect him to
make a vigorous and exhaustive defense
of the measure. He will probably speak
an entire day and possibly two or three
days.'
Governor Gates' Opinion.
Montgomery, Ala., Dec. 30.— Governor
Oatea, who has just returned from Wash
ington, says, in an interview, that the
Carlisle currency plan will be defeated,
tbe Nicaragua canal bill will fail to pass
and that Congress will do but little this
session.
SWISS REFERENDUM SYSTEM.
People's Party Make Strong Plans
to Push It.
St. Louis, Dec. 30.— About thirty-five
delegates to tbe National Council of the
People's party have organized a National
Inliative and Referendum League. Jame?
Ji. Lathrop of Topeka, Kaon., was elected
president and an executive committee and
national aod State organizers were chosen.
It is decided to at once Dunn tbe organiza
tion throughout the country to promote
the schema of the Swiss system of initia
tive and referendum. Thirteen States
were represented at the organization.
MONSTER DEFICIT.
Money in the Treasury Twenty-
Eight Millions Short.
Washington, Dee. 30.— The Govern
mem receipts so far this month amount to
$21,122,962 and the disbursements $27,082,
--783, leaving a deficit for the month of
55.959.821, and for the fiscal year to date
$28,254,963. __^_^
LIU KUN YEI APPOINTED.
He Will Supersede Li Hung Chang
in Command.
London. Dec. 30.— A dispatch from Pe
king s>avß tiiat ibe ex-Viceroy of Nankin,
Liv Kun Yei, has been appointed to the
chief command of the Chinese forces, thus
superseding Li Hung Chang and Prince
Kung. tne Emoeror's uncle.
IS STILL CONSCIOUS.
Slight Improvement in the Condition
of Lord Randolph Churchill.
London. Dec. 30. — Lord Randolph
Churchill is still conscious. The hemor
rhage which caused the pressure on the
brain having temporarily ceased, tbs im
provement iv his cimdit on is maintained.
To Load Torpedoes.
Quarantine, S. 1., Dec. 30.—The
Uinit-d Stnits at.aroer San Francisco
passed out at the narrows at 9:35 o'clock
this morning for Newport, R. 1., where she
will receive her torpedoes before proceed
ing to tbe Eunpean station.
Harpkr's Bazab ciTes correct Information
about fasblom lor erery body, for $4 a year*
SAN FRANCISCO, MONDAY MOKNING, DECEMBER 31, 1894.
NOT FREE PORTS.
Duty Will Henceforth Be
Collected
AT COLON AND PANAMA.
Latest Move of the Colombian
Government
TO INCREASE ITS REVENUE. |
It Is Very Likely, However, That a
Protest Will Be Issued by the
Canal Company.
New York, Dec. 30.— 1n reference to
the Colon dispatch received Friday night
exclusively by the Associated Pre«*, staling
that afttT the Ist of Jniiuary Panama and
Colon would cease to be fret p.rts, and
that a duty would be collected of 10 per
ceni ad valorem on all import-, officials ol
the Panama Railway Company say that
while they as yet have received no < fficial
notification of the oroposed action by the
Colombian Government, they have been
aiivised unofficially that such a tax was
proposed. Oi course they said that th.y
would protest against such a tax which,
owing to local conditions, would be a very
heavy one, on the principle thatgit would
tend to re trict trade.
Tne opinion was expressed that if work
were actively resumed on the Panama
canal, as proposed, it would be absolutely
necessary to impart supplies at any cost.
But unless this work were resumed it was
likely that the trade of the country would
be killed.
The impression In the office of the Pan
ama Railroad Company was that Colombia
was using every means in its power to in
crease its revenue in anticipation of the
resumption of work on the canal, the de
velopment of internal resources, such as
mines, etc., and to have increased re
sources as precautionary measures in the
event of possible clianees in the Govern
ment. The published statements that
880,000 had been appropriated for the
transmission of troops was regarded as
very significant of ihe Government's efforts
toward preventing any rossible trouble.
One proposition made not long ago wa?
to impose an export tax on banana*, but
this plan was wisely given up, as it would
have killed the Industry, which is the prin-
c pal one of the country. But all goes to
show that efforts have been made to In
crease the country's revenue.
At the office of the Panama Canal Com
pany Mr. Boyard, who is the representa
tive of the Panama Canal Company here,
knew nothing of the proposed tax or (he
protest of this country. He said, however,
that it was possible in the ev»nt of such n
tax being imptflred that a protest would be
issued from the, office of the new Panama
Company in Paris.
AWFUL WEATHER
Experienced by Steamers on the
North Atlantic.
New Yokk, Dec. 30.— A1l incoming
steamers report very severe weather along
tne coast. Steamers from Europe report
hßVing experienced the effects of the gaie
nf the 27th wben atproaching tbe Gorges
Banks and Nantucket. Tbe wi d, which
set in from the southwest, blowing a
strong gale, shifted to the southwest and
northwest, accompanied by heavy seas and
intensely cold weather.
Tbe vessels' decks and bulls were
quickly covered with ice to tbe tb ckness
of several Inches. The crews suffered
much from the cola, and the task of get
ting about the decks proved a difficult one.
Steamers from tbe southward ran into
bad weather uion reaching Hatteras,
where tbe wind suddenly shifted to tbe
south, blowing a strong gale, with a very
heavy sea. Several steamers, alter passing
Haiteras, experienced a severe electrical
storm, which was accompanied by heavy
rain and hard squalls, and noon moderat
ing came out again in a sudden shift from
the northwest, blowing wiib hurricane
force, causing a tremendous sea, which
washed the vessels' decks and covered
them with ice.
Tbe officers and crews suffered a great
deal from the cold. No damage of a
serious nature was reported.
FINANCIAL SCANDAL.
Warrants Issued for Prominent
French Railroad Officials.
Paris, Dec 30.— A judicial inquiry Into
the conduct of the directors of tbe old
French southern Railroad hat revealed
another financial scandal and warrants
have been issued for tbe arrest of a num
ber of contractors, bankers and politi
cians.
The question of the relation of the Gov
ernnieu to tins company was debated in
tbe Chamber of Deputies on December 22
last, when tbe Government narrowly es
caped defeat. The matter indirectly led
to tbe harmless duel between Dr. Barthou,
Minister of Public Works, and M. Jaure?,
the Socialist leader, who accused the Gov
ernment of seeking to protect a number of
exploiters, which statement Dr. Barthou
branded as a lie.
NATURAL GAS EXPLOSION.
Works a Hardship to the People of
Fremont, Ohio.
Fremont, Ohio, Dec. 30.— While repair
ing the regulator at tbe Northwestern
Ohio Natural Gas Works to-day an explo
sion occurred, wrecking the regulator and
seriously injuring C. L. Stevens, Charles
Crable and J. 13. Loveland. The fuel gas
sui ply to tbe city had to be shut off and
thousands of homes were left without heat,
making it a very serious thing lor the
people In view of the cold weather. The
gas cannot be turned on for several days.
PECULIAR MURDER CASE.
An Official Standing in One State
Kills a Man in Another.
Raleigh, N. C, Dec. 30.— 1t may be
safely said that the case of the Stats vs.
Hall, in an opinion of tbe Supreme Court
just filed, lias bad no parallel.
Deputy Sheriff Hal, standing just on
this side of the North Carolina line, fired
and killed Audrew Bri-ion, a prisoner,
wbo was escaping into Tennessee. Hall
was tried and convicted of murder in tills
State.
I Oo appeal this was reversed on tha i
if- ■■■ami that "in contemplation of the
lan" Hall was in Tennessee when the
killing was done. He was then arrested
and held as a fugitive from justice.
The Governor of Tennessee sent for
Hall on a requisition. Hall applied for a
discharge, but Judge Below refused to
discharge him. He then applied to the
Supreme Court and the court, by a major
ity or one, decided that ha must be dis
charged, because not having been tn Ten
nessee at the time of the killing he cannot
be a fugitive from justice. Justice Mcßae
joins in the dissent on tbe ground that if
in contemplation of law Hall was in Ten
nessee at tbe time of tbe killing, so that he
cannot be tried in the courts of North
C\.r ilina, in the same contemplation of
law he must be a fugitive from justice, for
he cannot now be found In T«nu«ssee,
but in North Carolina.
SENSATIONAL AFFIDAVITS
Introduced in the Case of Millionaire
King.
Providence, K. 1.. Dec. 30.— 1n the Wil
liam 11. Kiug case, the counsel for Mrs. F.
A. Webster Ross, who claims that the In
sane millionaire now cor fined at Butler
Hospital is not William H. King, but an
other man, to whom she is not of kin, has
asked for two weeks' d«lay in filing affida
vits in suppor* of her claim.
In answer to tins request the counsel for
George Gordon King, guardian for the
millionaire, read som* sensational affida
vits. That of A. H. Uu*e of Salem, Mas?.,
said that Mn. Robs hoarded at bis house
at times, but .cot regularly. In the latter
Dart of 18E8 and February, 1891, and that
she passed under the name of Mrs. Black.
Iv February, 1891, Mrs. Ross brought to
the house in Salem an aged lady named
Mary Pboebe Dowle, who, Mrs. Ross said,
she had hrought to MB as a witness In a
property case. Abou: six months after
ward Mrs. Ross left the aged lady wholly
dependent upon liuse f> r support.
Mrs. Emil Vandorn Miller, a widow of
Washington, D. C, deposed that she had
nerer heard that Mrs. Ross had any rela
tives answering- to the description of Wil
liam H. King. Mrs. Miller then says that
Mrs. Ro»a. has become Insane over tbe ques
tion of property and the inheritance of
large sums.
The case will finally be eon tinned until
Thursday.
FLORIDA FRUIT CROP.
It Has Suffered Greatly by the
Big Frost.
It Is Thought That at Least Half of
the Oranges Have Been
Ruined.
Jacksonville, Fla., Dec. 30.— Reports
by wire from nfty-one correspondents in
tbe orange districts of the State indicate
that at least 1,810, C0* 1 boxes of unpicked
QXAWteS are joM'J, ..ju more SOC.OOO
b xes in warehouses or lying in bulk pie
paratory to picking are frozen. To mat >es,
cabbage, beans, peaa and all vegetables in
tbe northern half of the State are ruined,
except ihe pineapple plantations, which are
not much injured.
The day before yesterday half of the
season's great orange crop of five million
boxes was s'.ill on tbe trees
T; c tail of ihe northern blizzard switched
aruund through the Florida peninsula and
within the space of a few hours Florida
had sustained a loss that, estimated in
cash, would reach into the millions. Tbe
destruction will be felt for many years,
indirectly or directly, by all the people of
the State.
Previous to this time the coldest weather
known was in 1885, but there is no record
to tbow just how cold it was then.
Reports from the interior of the State
«how that the cold weather has been gen
eral and has extended from one side of
the peninsula to the other. The lowest
temperature at Tampa was 18 degrees, and
the samn was reported at Titusvillc. At
Cedar Key it was said to be as low as 16.
The cold weather played havoc with the
plumbing and water supply in Jackson
ville, and many people lound their water
pipes frozen. The occurrence was so un
usual that it was some time before resi
dents could realize that the water had ac
tually rrozeu in the pipes. There was ice
iv shallow places, however, and there were
icicles everywhere.
The weather has moderated and the cold
spell is now broken. At Bp. m. the tem
perature was 40.
SNOW IN THE SOUTH.
The Storm Is Causing Great Hard
ships to the Poor.
Birmingham, Ala., Dee. 30.— The worst
snowstorm ever known in this section is
prevailing. Four inches of snow fell to
day and to-ntgLt the fall was renewed
furiously. The weather is Tery severe
and much suffering exists among the poor.
Many cattle are starving.
In this city the streetcar companies run
their cars all night to keep the tracks clear.
The snowstorm extends all over tbe north
ern she ion of the State.
Memphis, Dec. 30.— From 6 to 8 inches
of snow is reported to-night in Middle and
\\>st Tennessee, Arkansas, North Missis
sippi and Western Alabama, with a steady
drop in temppraturp.
New Orleans, Dec. 30.— Six inches of
snow fell to-day at Columbus, and 4 Inches
at Staikville, Water Valley, Holly Springs
and Grenada, Miss.
Decatur. Ala., Dec. 30.— Five inches of
snow fell to-day and the prospects are
good for morn.
Nashville, Term., Dec. 30.— About one
and a half inches of snow lell to-day, but
to-night it is clear and cold.
REPORT DENIED
Local Officials Don't Make Up Budget
of Tariff Duties.
Madrid, Dee. 30.— Sennr Btassa, Min
ister of tbe Interior, baa entered a formal
denial of the statement which recently
emanated from Washington to the effect
iiat a plan has been under consideration
allowing local officials of Cuba to make up
the budget of tariff duties, afterward sub
mitting it to the Government for approval.
To Aid Nebraska's Poor.
Raleigh, N. C, Dae. 30.— A call was is
sued to-day for a in ass- meeting of the citi
zens of this city for the purpose of secrlng
tood and supplies to be sent to tbe desti
tute districts in Nebraska.
To keep up with the time* you cannot afford
to be without Harper's Weekly, Ooiy £4 a
year. •
BURNED AT LAST.
Delavan House at Albany
Is No More.
IT WAS AN OLD FIRETRAP,
And the Escape of Inmates Is
Miraculous.
ONLY ONE PERSON WAS KILLED.
Building Was Without Fire-Escapes
and Burned Like a Box
of Tinder.
* Alb ant, N. V., Dec. 30.— The Delavan
House, tlie mecca of politicians and the
center of all big State political events for
forty years past, was destroyed by Ore to-
Dtßjlt
It- was 8:30, when the political head
quarters of both Mr. Fisn and Mr. Maltby
were filled with politicians and uew.-p.per
men, that cries of fire from uifl-rent pans
of the house caused consternation among
the guests. The outburst of flames before
an alarm could be given was appalling.
Up the elevator shaft shot a solid column
of fire, which spread quickly to each of
tbe five floors. Fortunately the euest list
was not veiv large, and tbe majority of
those registered were p -liticians and were
on the second floor.
There was a rush for the stairs in tbe
froot aod tbe servants' stairs in the back,
where the flames had not yet reached, and
in a few minutes there was a tumbling
mass of humanity coming down those two
means of eeress. Those on the two upper
tlonrs could not avail themselves of tuese
exits, fr>r the flames were rushing along
the corridors, and people in tbe street,
who had not vet seen the flames, beard a
crash of glass and saw figures come tum
bling out of tbe windows. Within tea
minutes after the first note of alarm at
least twelve persons were dangling in the
rope fire escapes or hanging to the window
sills.
The fire department arrived quickly, but
it took some time to get ladders up ana in
the meantime some of the people had
dropped to the street.
On tbe riizht side of the bu Ming there
appeared at the window surrounded by
smoke a man and a woman. The man had
hold of the woman and was trying to per
suade her to wait for help, but she broke
away and sprang out Sue struck a bal
cony and rebounded to tbe street. The
man waited for a ladder and was taken
down in safety. His name is H. A. Foakes
and he represents a cash register company
in Dayton, Ohio. The woman was his
wife and sue will probably die.
in ex-Sp-fcfcer. Maltby's room, wnich was
to the rear of the el«*vator-sh ft where the
fire first appeared, there was the greatest
excitement. About twenty politicians
were there, including Congressmen Weaver
and Curtis Senator X I burn and Mr.
M >ltby. A rush was made for the stairs,
and when the party landed iv the street
the only injured one was found to be
Assemblyman Robbing, whose hair and
face were badly burned.
Although five stories high there were no
outside fire-escapes, and the only means
left for tbe people in the cut-off rooms was
to use the ropes.
B. F. Heilman of Brooklyn was in tbe
third story, he opened his door as soon
as he beard the cry of fire. A burst of
flame made him look to the window as
means of escape. He had but two alter
natives—a fiery death or a Jump. He chose
tbe latter. When picked up from the
sidewalk he was dying. His wife, who
was in the room with him, tried the rope
fire-escape, but it either broke or else she
failed to h Ul it, fur she fell to the pave
ment. Her right limb was broken, her
left ankle dislocated and she was badly
burned about the face and bead.
Edward Walsh, a reporter, was caught
in the hall and badly burned.
In less than fifteen minutes after the
fire-alarm was turned in the entire build
ing was wrapped in flames, resembling a
huge crater, and all hopes uf saving the
famous structure were given up. The
hotel takes in the entire block, about 110
by 450 feet, and this was in another fifteen
minutes a blazing furnace only bound by
the four walls.
At 10:30 the east wall fell in and some of
the firemen narrowly escaped being buried.
At 11:30 the Broadway wall fell out ana
one fireman was buried in the debris. He
was taken out and is not thought to be
dangerously hurt.
it is rumored at this late hour that there
are bodies in the ruins, and that quite a
number of people did not escape. The
clerk says to-night that he it positive all
the guests escaped, but does not feel so
sure about ilie help, of which there was a
great number. There is no way to-night
of finding out positively whether these
rumors are true or not, and it will take a
day or bo to determine.
Mr. Maltby Raid after the fire:
"It is inconceivable how the flames ob
tained such headway. The balls were a
mass of fire before we received a word of
warning."
Of the hundreds of guests none saved
more than th« clothes they wore.
One of the incidents of tbe fire was tbe
escape of Miss Martin of New York. She
was in tbe fourth-story window on the
Steuben-atreet side, when a ladder was
raised. A messenger 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 the hotel, naving come here to
bury tbe former's son. They Were on tbe
second floor, a good way from where the
fire started and escaped. Mr. Martin,
when he reached the sidewalk, offered
anybody $500 who would get his wife's
j»welry. Nobody accepted. There was a
satchel filled witb jewels valued at SSOOO.
The Deiavan Hou»e was fifty years old
and one of the most famous hotels Id the
country. It is a part of the estate of Ed
ward C. Deiavan. Hurlfv & Moore, toe
proprietors, paid $40,000 a year rental and
lately made vast improvements in expec
tation of a big winter season. The total
loss is estimated at $500,000. with an Jn-
BU ranee Of $300,000.
On tbe ground fl -or of the Broadway
sids of the hotel two firms had sores.
One was that of Heiser, Muhlfel ler & (Jo.,
dealers in knittings, and the other that of
Polby & Co., dealers in clothes. Botb
r<tocks wern ruined. The loss to each will
be about $25,000. nearly covered by insur
ance.
The wires of the electric light company
were destroyed and a section of the city
was in darkness. The fire raged fiercely
for five hours and was not entirely
quenched until morning.
At the hospital to-night it is said that
Mrs. Heilman will lose her reason. She
has been put under opiates and every en
deavor is being made to save her. Mrs.
Heilman bad just been married and the
couple were on their wedding tour. The
husband will die before mnrning.
SENT HIS PAPERS HOME.
No Doubt About the Retirement of
Superintendent Byrnes.
New York, Dec. 30. — It was apparent at
pollw headquarters in this city to-day that
a chance in affairs there is spe-dily ap
proaching and gloom pervaded the entire
building. None doubt but that Superin
tendent Byrnes Intends to retire as soon as
his successor is appointed. Ha was in his
office »s early as 8 o'clock In the morning,
but he denied himself to visitors. There
was no concealment amoug those posted
that the superintendent was engaged in
making preparations to move. He was
closeted during the day with Sergeant
Mangln and was clearing out all his pri
vate papers nnd effects which have gath
ered during the years of bis sojourn in the
building. They were packed up and s>nt
to his home on West Fifty-eighth street
Nobody cured to talk much about the
matter, but those who did «peak spoke iv
terms of astonishment and regret at their
chief's coming retirement.
MYTHICAL MILLIONS.
Heirs of a Swede Want Part of
Philadelphia.
They Claim to Have a First-Class
Title to the Valuable
Land;
New Yoek, Dec. 30.— Tbe heirs of Wil
liam Skilliugiuks, a name which his de
scendants have changed to Schillinger,
have decided to sue iv the courts of Penn
sylvania to regain that part of Philadel
phia known as Southward It contains
three and a half square miles. Is solidly
built up and worth many millions. Most
of tbe heirs live in Southern New Jersey
and belong to the Schillinger, Hand, Town
send, Bennett, Roseman, Stevens and
Hughs families.
William Skillingioks was a Swede, who
owned the property in the middle of tbe
eighteenth century and leased it in 1776 f0r
ninety-nine years. With the twenty years
of grace allowed to occupants of land for a
perfect titl* this leasn will expire in 1896.
The heirs claim Skillinginks received bis
right to the property from indentures
which wer« made in legal order subse
quent to tbe charier given to William
1' uq by Charles 11, King of England, In
1681, and from this title in May, 1684, to
the Swenson family by tbe Dutch Gover
nor of Dataware, which eracit was after
ward confirmed by Sir Francis Lovelace,
the subsequent English Governor of Penn
sylvania, and recorded at Upland, August
21, 1741.
AMELIA BLOOMER DEAD.
Passes Away Peacefully In Her
Home in Council Bluffs.
Council Bluffs, lowa, Dec. 30.— Mrs.
Amelia Bloomer, from whom the bloomer
costume, one of the first efforts toward
dress reform, was named, died at her home
in this city to-day.
Amelia Jenks Bloomer was born fn
Homer. N. V., May 27. 1818, her maiden
name being Jenks. In 1840 she married
Dexter C. Bloomer, a lawyer, and resided
in Seneca Fall?, N. Y. Here she. wrote
frequently on the enfranchisement of
women. On January 1, 1849, she issued
the first number of The Lily, a semi
monthly publication devoted to temper
ance and women's rights, which attained
quite a large circulation. She afterward
became associate editor of the Western
Home Journal, a literary weekly. She
lectured on women's rights and dress re
form at various cities and towns, and
adopted and publicly recommended a
sanitary dress for woman known as the
Bloomer costume. In later years she
withdrew entirely from public life.
AGAINST THE NEWSPAPERS.
Dr. Parkhurst Is Forgetting: Those
Who Helped His Work.
New York, D«c. 30.— The Rev. Charles
Parkhurst preached a sermon thin m ruing
in which be made indirect and incidental
reference to the work of the oast year.
The people had laarned, be said, that a
politician was a man of expediency, and
that he might arrange thing* in such a
manner an only a mighty uprising of the
people conld nndo.
In lookine over the field of the future he
said the people should look for an im
provement in the character of the news
papers. The papers, be said, that daily
serve up a mass of undiee<tei matter
without discrimination to their readers
were rapidly becoming a public nuisance.
THE PAPAL EDICT.
Dr. R. L. White Says Each Knight
Must Decide for Himself.
Nashville, Term., Dec. 30.— Dr. R. L.
White, supreme keeper of records and
seals. Knights of Pythias, in an Interview
concerning the order and the recent papal
edict says: "it seems that It is a matter
which <>ach individual must settle for him
self. The man who considers himself his
own master in worldly affairs will remain
in the order if be is devoted to it* princi
ple*. I have talked with several Catholic
Knights of Pythias concerning the ques
tion, and they all say they intend to re
main In the order. The Supreme Lodge
had decreed that each member must be
loyal to the Government under which he
lives. Yon can see where that would fail
to please the Pope."
Used Other People's Money.
Btjdson. N. V., Dec. 30.— W. F. Rosman
Jr., bookkeeper for the National Hud«on
River Bank of this city, was arrested last
night on the charge of embezzling $10,000.
He confessed to the takiog of the amount,
and said he had spent the money in stock
speculation in Wall street.
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BARK OSSEO LOST
And Everybody on Board
Perished.
ON HOLYHEAD BREAKWATER
Vessel Driven Ashore by an
Awful Storm
THAT RAGED IN THE IRISH SEA.
Several Sailors Were Killed by Masts
and Rigging Falling on
Them.
London, Dec. 30.— Severe weather has
Drevailed throughout Great Britain since
Saturday, the heavy gale being accoui
pauied by hail and snow, rendering navi
gation difficult ar.ri dangerous.
All vessels that could do so made for
havens of shelter. Some of them, how
ever, did oot succeed in reaching port, but
were wrecked almost withiu sieht of
safety.
This was the case of the British bark
Osaeo, Captain Boggs, which sailed from
Taltai August 15 for ArJrosian. She made
the long voyage safely until this morning,
when she was wrecked on tbe Holybead
breakwater and every soul on board of
her, twenty-four in all, were drowned.
The ship was caught in the gale in the
Irish Sea. The captain evidently tnought
to run to Holyhrad and wait fur the storm
to abate.
Shortly before 3:30 o'clock this morning
the keeper of the lighthouse at the sea
ward end of the. long breakwater saw a
bark come out of tbe gloom with her lights
burning brightly and under close storm
canvas. The wind was blowing a lively
gale and a terrific sea was running before
it. The bark, however, w;<s making as
good weather of it as possible, and was ap
parently being handled iv a most careful
manner.
How the accident occurred is notezactly
known, but it is surmised an extraordi
nary high sea lifted her wheu she was
quite close to the. breakwater and dasbed
her upon it. She struck amidships and
immediately beean to break up, tbe sea
p. undine at her furiously tbe moment she
became stationary.
The lighthouse-keeper as soon as be
realized what bad occurred, fired a rocket
to call the coast guardsmen and lifeboat
men. In the meantime the bark had
broken into halves, the mainmast going by
the hoard, in its rail, it struck several of
the crew who were on the deck, killing
them iuiUutly. Others ol tbe crew bad
clamored in o the fore and mlzzen rigging
to escape being washed overboard by the
huge combers that were making a cleaa
sweep over the wreck.
The coast guardsmen were the first to
reach the scene and were followed soon
after by the lifeboat men. Above the
howling oi the gale could be heard the
cries of the men on the hark for assist*
ance. Tho coast guards got a line aboard
the wreck and it was cauzht by one of tba
crew. Before he could make it fast lha
fore and unzzen masts were whipped off
close to the deck, and everybody In these
riggings fell with them into the sea and
were drowned.
The sailor who had caught the line was
crushed to death under one of the falling
masts. After thn masts bad gone by the
board all was silence on the wreck, and
those on the breakwater knew that all
hands on the bark bad perished.
In a short lima nothing was visible sea
ward but broken soars and a rsffls of
rigging attached to them. During the day
nine bodies were recovered.
The identity of the bark was learned
from some of her papers that were washed
ashore. The Osseo was commanded by
Captain K. Hoggs. She was a 8t«el vessel
of 1399 tons and was built In 1889 at Lon
donderry, from which port st>e hailed.
Her dimensions were: Length 245 feet 3
inches, beam 36 (eet 9 Inches and depth of
b»ld 21 feet 5 inches. 6. B. McCorkle was
her owner.
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