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Correspondents Report Boer Situation
as Hopeless, and "Bloody Fighting
at All Points.
LONDON, Feb. 26, 4:33 A. M. Perhap3
never before In the course of the present
campaign have such crowds visited the
war office as went there yesterday. As
the Times remarked today, "the dearth
of news is somewhat trying at a time
when a considerable success was gener
ally regarded as imminent"
No diminution of confidence In Lord
Roberts is felt, however, and the public
is ready to believe that he has good rea
sons for not mentioning General Cronje
In the official dispatches. Probably he is
in no hurry to end a situation which Is
dally bringing small parties of Boers in
a .vain endeavor to reinforce General
Cronje. These he can deal with in detaH.
Lord Roberts has already captured over
GOO Boers, and at this rate he will soon
have an array of prisoners to hold aa
hostages for the 3000 British already In
General Cronje's refusal to accept the
offer of Lord Roberts regarding the wom
en and children indicates either that the
position is less desperate than has been
supposed or that he has been able to dig
an absolutely safe place for them.
Everything goes to show that General
Buller's advance is most stubbornly con
tested and most cautiously carried out.
It is hoped that he will soon be In a po
sltlon where General "White will be able
to assist him materially.
The -campaign is now approaching a
most Interesting phase. In about a fort
night the Congress of the Afrikanderbund
will meet, and it Is rumored that Mr.
Hofmeyer will then propose peace terms
on the basis of the Republics retaining
absolute Independence, but offering to dis
arm. If these terms are rejected, it Is
understood that a manifesto will be bold
ly Issued to the Dutch throughout South
Africa, calling upon them to throw off
their allegiance to Great Britain. Prob
ably these rumors are exaggerated, bul
there is no doubt that the greatest anx
iety prevails in Cape Town regarding com
Germany, through the semiofficial Berliner-
Post, reiterates that all reports of
German Intervention are quite without
Captain Raymond Harvey de Montmo
rency, who was kll'ed Saturday, was the
heir of Viscount Frankfort de Montmo
rency, and was the fourth heir to a peer
age who has fallen In the course of the
position in the case of defense against
Boer reinforcements advancing from the
east. The first engagement with the Lady
smith Boers was singularly unfortunate
for them. A great deal of forage, pro
visions and equipment was captured, and
the kopje was frequently dotted with
blood, showing that many wounded had
been removed. The Boer method of re
moving their dead is to tie a couple of
reins to the body, which Is thus dragged
off by two horsemen at full gallop.
There were several pour parleurs today
on the subject of a short armistice. It
seems that General Cronje is willing to
surrender, but that the young Transvaal
ers refuse. The other beleaguered Boers
are anxious to give up. A British doc
tor, who visited the Boer lines to see the
wounded, found the trenches along the
river full of wounded, and saw many dead.
A deserter who came into camp tonight
says that yesterday's bombardment was
appalling in its effects, especially In the
case of the howitzer batteries enfilading
the river. The position today is practi
cally the same. The Boers are strengthen
ing their entrenchments around the laager
but the case is hopeless. The capture of
the kopje today has given the British
a splendid position, and will prevent a
Boer relieving force reaching Cronje.
Everybody admires the-splendld stand of
the burghers, but, from a humanitarian
point of view, it is considered that fur
ther resistance on the part of General
Cronje will be criminal. Every shrapnel
shell finds a victim, and unless a miracle
occurs, his force must De wiped out or
captured. The former result is terrible
to conttemplate; but, although it would re
quire a few days, it would be easy to ac
complish. Today Lord Roberts sent General Cronje
an offer of a safe conduct for the women
and children, together with a free pass
to any point for them, and also an offer of
doctors and medicine. Cronje's reply was
a curt refusal, and desultory shelling was
Puerto Rican Situation Gives
PHILIPPINES ARE ALSO INVOLVED
the Populist, who is Senator Stamp's col
league, with great bitterness, aad he
fought not only the Populists, but the
democrats In the State, trying to make bla
own silver party the pojty of the State
and to secure his own re-election to tie
Senate. Sboup has the advantage of be
ing a very level-ueaded man. He is not
a talker in any sense of the word, hut
he has the record of doing things for the
State, and also stands very high In the
councils of the Republicans in Washing
ton, who believe in his sound judgment
If there is any possibility of carrying the
State Legislature, Shoup is likely to he
the man who will be successful.
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LORD ROBERTS' REPORT.
Spcnks-'of'FJKMtlnsf-anit lifffises 'lint
No Mention of Cronje.
LONDON, Feb. 25, 3:55 P. M. The war
office publishes the following dispatch from
"Paardeberg. Feb. 24. 12:20 P. M. Par
ties of Boers recently arrived from Natal
attacked our outposts in force yesterday.
They lost a good many killed and wounded
and nearly 100 prisoners, Including a com
mandant and three field cornets. Our cas
ualties were four officers wounded, nine
men killed, 23 men wounded, two men
missing. On the 21st and 22d, one officer
and 13 men were wounded.
"Six men were wounded yesterday by
hollow-nosed Mauser bullets. The nickel
cases, slit with four slits, making the
projectile of the most expansive and ex
plosive nature possible. A wounded Boer
brought to our hospltaX yesterday had 00
of these bullets In his pockets.
"During the advance to and at Klmber
ley, the casualties were: Officers, twq
killed, 13 wounded; men, four killed, 78
(The officers' casualties have previously
Lord Roberts has sent the following ad
ditional advices to the war office:
"Paaardeberg, Saturday, Feb. 24. Meth
uen reports that Barckley "West was oc
cupied by cur troops or February 22. The
loyal Inhabitants displayed great enthu
s'asm. "The country west of the railway from
Closing- In On Cronje.
PAARDEBERG, Feb. 23. The British
are gradually closing In upon General
Cronje from all sides and making his posi
tion more impossible than ever. During
the course vf last night the British ar
tillery poured in several rounds. There
was a terrible rain and thunder storm
early In the evening. The Canadians were
heavily engaged In Sunday's fight, be
having most gallantly.
Artillery shelling continued during the
early part of last night. As soon as the
last gun was fired, the Shropshlres, who
had been occupying the river bed since
Sunday rushed forward, seized an addi
tional 200 yards of near ground and en
trenched a fresh position before day
break. At dawn General Cronje found
himself docked that amount of space.
The Shropshlres had done excellent
work under a galling fire since Sunday,
and they were relieved by the Gordons to
day. The exchange of positions had ita
amusing features, In spite of the danger.
The Gordons crawled on their stomachs
to the trenches, and the Shropshlres crept
out of these by actually reaching over
The scene of the last few days' fighting
is one of the prettiest spots In South
Africa. The river around where General
Cronje Is enconsced and fighting for life
the ground all around sIODlnif toward the
stream. All the highlands are coveted by
British artillery. Cronje Is faced In the
front and rear from both banks by the
British, while General French's Horse, far
away on the flanks, prevents a sudden In
rush of Boers.
During the artillery nre last evening,
the mule3 of the Eighty-second Battery,
which had remained hitched to the car
riages, suddenly stampeded and galloped
off en masse, but today the wagons, with
one exception, were recovered.
General French has sent in 75 prisoners.
A British patrol, eight miles to the west,
discovered. 30 Boers wandering away and
corraled them. Already this force has cap
tured 460 of the enemy, while many dead
Boers have been seen.
The Boer prisoners are all depressed at
the present course of the war, and they
comment bitterly upon General Cronje's
pers'stence. which they call "murder."
Today a German ambulance attached to
the Boer forces was allowed to traverse
the British lines in front of Jacobsdal.
Quantities of cattle, sheep and trek oxen
have been captured while wandering from
the Boer laager.
General Cronje's position is more" hope
loss than ever. British guns dominate the
sloping ascents from the river on all
sides, and by the rush of the Shropsl Ires
on "Wednesday night up the river bed, the
Boers lest 200 yards' space in their cover.
Deserters say tho British fire has been'
very deadly, and affirm that General
If Customs Lairs Cover the Islands,
" Internal Revenue Laws Most
Also Be Extended.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 25. The Puerto
Rican situation is worrying the President.
Nothing else has happened to give him
so much concern. The demand of the
people throughout the country for free
dom of trade with the island, following
out his own message and in defiance of
the Congressional programme, has caused
the most serious complications. Many
members of the House have been to see
him in the past few days, and they find
him greatly perturbed. He wants, how
ever, a Republican measure to pass Con
gress. "Whatever is done should not be
by the opposition, with a following of
Republicans. It is generally believed that
the two-year proposition comes from the
White House. This will then be pro
claimed as a temporary measure and will
hold to the principle that the Republican
leaders want to make plain that the right
to levy a tariff on the Colonies is not pro
hibited by the Constitution.
Behind all this are the Philippines, the
products of the islands, the possibilities
of admitting them to citizenship and gov
ernment the same as the people of the
United States. It Is held by the Adminis
tration that the score or mora tribes In
the Philippines must have different gov
ernments suitable to their conditions, and
American citizenship is utterly out of the
question. The keynote of the Democratic
plan against retaining the Philippines, ac
cording to the President, is that 10,000,000
Malays will, under the extension of the
Constitution to the islands, become Amer
ican citizens, with rights to go and come
and enter into competition with American
worklngmen. It is feared that this will
frighten the worklngmen this fall, and
may produce disastrous results at the
At the beginning of the debate on the
Puerto Rican bill, Chairman Payne ar
gued that freedom of trade interfered with
the United States products and was giving
the Puerto RIcans too great an advant
age. Now the bill Is declared to be one
of philanthropy, the tax being necessary
for the revenue of the island. Payne now
explains that If the customs laws are to
cover the Island, the internal revenue
laws must also extend, and this would
produce widespread disaster, as it would
virtually inhibit the use and manufactuie
of very cheap cigars, which all people
use, as well aa the rum sold at 40 cents
"If Democrats Had Sense."
"If the Democrats onllr had a little
DIED OF HICCOUGHS.
From Prominent Hen
to a Noted Career.
1 resembles; some pnrte tK thiason.Rlverr4Bgn&-ar,7rhae is an ex5Wat!onecu',
by so- many who discuss political ques-
PHILADBLPHIA, Feb. 26. A man reg
istered at the Pennsylvania Hospital as
Hamilton H. Greyson died in that Insti
tution today from hiccoughs, and from
letters found among his effects is sup
posed to have had a remarkable career
and a wide experience in various parts
of the world. Letters from Cecil Rhodes,
General Baden-Powell, General Miles,
General Wheeler, the late General Law
ton and Assistant Postmaster-General
Allen were found. The Alien letter was
dated at Washington. April, 18M, and
showed that Greyson had been appointed
Postmaster at Manila. Another letter
shows that he resigned that office In Sep
tember, 1S99, on account of Ill-health.
The Baden-Powell latter was dated "In
the Field, Mombasa, Africa, July 12, 1896."
In thl3 letter he was known as Henry
Herbert Greyson, and it recommended him
for the Victoria Cross for good work done
as a hospital surgeon.
At his boarding-house very little w3
known of him. He never spoke of his
family, but is believed td have had a son
in the railroad business in Washington,
D. C. Greyson could speak five languages,
and was engaged in building a railroad for
an English corporation, and aided in
building a railroad to the top of the Andes
Mountains, he having been a civil and
mecnanicai engineer. He was also en
gaged in mining In the western part of
this country, and, from another letter
found on him, must have lived in San
Francisco In 1891.
More Than $600 Taken, of
Which $400 Was Stamps.
SAFE WAS DRILLED AK EXPLODED
Mrs. Sartorls Has No Cancer.
NEW YORK, Feb. 25. The following
statement relative to the condition of
Mrs. Nellie Grant Sartorls was given out
today by the attending physicians:
"Mrs. Nellie Grant Sartorls is now con
valescing from an operation, and will be
about In a few days. On account of pub
lic statements that her malady was can
cer, we state that after the operation an
examination has proved that there la no
evidence that cancer ha3 ever existed."
Evidently Work of Xevlees, fer Tools
to Work: "With "Wore Stolen. Tress
INDEPENDENCE Fob. . The post
office was broken into turn morning after
3 o'clock, and over )44t was secured, tho
amount of cash was 9S 86, and stamps
?4C0. An entrance wm made by taking
out a window-pane In a rear room, and
then a panel of tho dooiv thus giving ad
mission to the ofltce. Tn tools were
stolen from a blacksmith shop to town.
A hole was drilled In tho outside door
of the office safe, just above the handle,
and the hole In the inner door was made
just above the combination lock, and pow
der was used to blow the safe oven.
The robbery was not discovered until
about M o'clock today, when several dol
lars' worth of stamps were found behind
tho adjoining harness shop by W. H. Cra
ven, which led to an mvestlgnittau. It ia
thought that the thieves have been in
town for the pee two days, and could
be easily identified. The money last be
longed to Postmaster J. A-Wheelec.
BIG FIRE HEAR PARK.
CaDe Town to KImberlev Is gradually set
tling down. A detachment has started Cronje himself Is willing to surrender, but
irom ue Aar ior unisiown, ana uougias
and Pr!ska will shortly be visited by our
"Mothuen's account of the adm'rable
manner in which the "Kimberley hospital
Is managed made one desire to send some
of our sick and wounded there."
LIGION IK THE SCHOOLS.
t nt nolle Seek Roll of From
t:pport of Pareehhtl Soheols.
V HK, Feb 25 -Roman Ontimtlcs
' '-ted in,a OKnement winch has
- ins City to re'levc church mem-
V harden of supporting; parocMai
A" c rdlne; to Us project!, the
1 1 . plsn Is gent-ral so that a
i of whatever tieromlnatloo, and
- i well, who beliee that ohtt-
uii' receive spiritual tralnlstg
. )- menu may reap the reewfe.
Ured that Catholics wast aa
n -h, State ta doing their apr-
K but n'y that a plan of see-
1 Mnr m n be formulated bwc
ADVICES TO THE TIMES.
Cronje Hns Good Cover Bnller Two
Miles From Ladysmith.
LONDON, Feb. 25. The Times pub
lishes the following from Paardeberg, dat
ed Wednesday, February 21:
"General Cronje's forces have good
cover from the British artillery fire and
have considerable stores of provisions."
The Times publishes the following dis
patch from Colenso, dated Saturday:
"The British are now within two miles
of being in touch with Ladysmith, but
the ground still to be covered Is the hard
est part, and very severe fighting must
A BLOODY FOIHTH DAY.
Destruction in Cronje's Rnnlrs
Told by Correspondents.
PAARDEBERG, Wednesday, Feb. 2L
The fourth day of General Cronje's fine
defense opened In a startling fashion.
Soon after dawn a most terrific Tattle of
rifle fire broke out, wakening the sleep
ing camp. It was Jhe heaviest fire dur
ing the war, and all awaited with fore-
will b set aaart and riven re-
u Ca ho.ic Lntaerma. Hebrew
religious Instructions, as the
t mm iail themselves of the
' m Rp V F MeSweenj, ree-
S Brk t : Bonuux Catholic
!- in the in ad of the movement.
Uarjrm of Dtoertm&iMttleH.
1,K Neb.. Wb . The Intor-
T.-norw Commission will open a
omorrow. the object belac to In-
nances of diecrtmlnatlen pre-
e Nofolk Business Ken's Ab-
i tlnst r, -otds doing boateess
t" Not' k fituated on both
r rarlfi r- hi Fremont. KUc-
v M,Kour Railroads. - No
a itle exist., i. the business men
v -e discriminated against to
h fti' as seriously to Interfere
'voir business Interests.
NOT HAPPY ATTEMPTS.
Comment on Britnln's Apologies for
Recent Mnrlne Seizures.
LONDON, Feb. 26. The Standard, re
ferring editorially to the cable extracts
from the speech Saturday of Captain Ma
nna, on "Sea Power," says:
"Sea power, however, is required to be
employed with caution and forbearance. bodlne the news of Its effect. It soon de-
We have not been altogether happy In ' veiooe that the Gloucesters and Essexea
had lest their way and had bivouacked,
In error, close to the Boer laager, on tho
north side of the river. As soon as they
were perceived by the enemy, the latter
fusilladed. Wonderful to tell, the British
casualties were practically none.
There was desultory firing all day long
on both the north and south banks, Gen
eral Knox's brigade holding and pushing
forward the line south of the river, while
General Stnlth-Dorrlen, on the north side,
worked toward the laager. Meanwhile,
General French advanced, In a ftir easterly
direction, near a kopje held by a strong
force of Cronje's men, reinforced by a
LadysmKh contingent. At the same time
General Broadwood's Brigade, with a bat
tery of Horse Artillery, took up positions
to the left and rear of the same kopje.
The front of the hill was thoroughly
searched by artillery fire. Suddenly the
Boers bolted from every side toward Gen
eral French, who headed toward the
drift, shelling vigorously. Many were
killed by shrapnel and about 49 were
Key to the Position.
As soon as the kopje was evacuated
the correspondent visited it. The position
was found to be wonderfully strong nat
urally and to form the real key to the
is overborne by the young Beers from the
There are women and children with the
Boer force. General Roberts proposed to
let them pass out of danger, but this sug
gestion as well as the proffer of medical
aid has been rejected.
The kopje captured by the British last
Wednesday, when 50 prisoners were taken,
is a most important strategical position.
Its possession should enable the British
to repulse any Boer reinforcements from
The British took SO plsoners as the re
sult of today's engagement. A balloon
ascended and discovered several new
works, which the British guns shelled today.
onr attempts to avail ourselves of the
right to search. Lord Salisbury has closed
the Sabine incident by a frank expression
of regret to Mr. Choate, and with a prom
' tee thex more caution will he displayed in
1 stopping American vessels In the future.
"Tans the affair of the Bundesrath Is
rooeated. It Is not particularly agreeable
u thut In certain schools oer- j t have had to confess to two great pow-
j btR-?Mkgt4cm; jGfad mht mht mhtth
ers ta tiie course of a few weeks that we
have put ourselves in the wrong and
mm make reparation. Grave responsi
bility attaches to those diplomatic and
oonouteJ agents who have so grievously
' misted the foreign office and placed the
I conntry In a humiliating and undignified
Disorder at Peace Demonstration.
YDaNKA, Feb. 35. A peace demonstra
tion organiaed by the Peace Associations
of the World was held here today and
was largely attended. Meanwhile a rath
er disorderly Socialist demonstration was
in progress agatost a reactionary meas
ure recently passed by one of the Provin
cial Diets. Crowds of workmen raised
insulting shouts against Dr. Lueger. the
Burgomaster of Vienna. The police made
. 40 arrests.
Friday's Lively Fighting.
PAARDEBERG, Saturday, Feb. 24.
Yesterday there was a most Interesting
series of fights along the British front.
One thousand Boers, commanded by Gen
eral Dewet, who were known to be op
erating In the Immediate front, at early
dawn yesterday determined to attempt to
break through the British lines and aid
General "Cronje. A body 6f 500 Boers
moved toward the 'British left and can
tered In the direction of a kopje with
the object of occupying It. Unfortunately
for the Boers, however, the kopje was
held by a company of Scottish Borderers,
who opened a heavy Are. The Boers gal
loped off, but moved again toward an
other British position, with exactly the
same result. Then they made a third at
tempt to occupy another position, but
the -Borderers were again ready to re
ceive them. The third repulse thoroughly
disconcerted the Boers, who galloped
away in a panic.
Later, perceiving another kopje, the
Boers moved quickly toward it. This
kopje was unoccupied, but the Border
ers, not to be beaten, raced the Boers for
the position and won, occupying the
kopje and driving off the Boers. A por
tion of the latter ultimately occupied a
kopje flanked partially by the Borderers
and facing another kopje held by the
Yorkshires. A vigorous fusillade ensued,
the British firing accurately and succeed
ing In silencing tho Eoer Are.
Meanwhile the Buffs were ordered to
reinforce the Yorkshires, Jn case the Boers
should be reinforced. The British attack
worked around to the right of the kopje
heM by the Yorkshires, where the Sev
enth Batterj was stationed, the Sixty
Second Battery being placed at a farm
near the center of the Borderers' position.
A vigorous shelling, accompanied by a
British fusl'lade. completely silenced the
Boers. A. company of Yorkshires were
sent to clear out the Boers, but the at
tempt failed, the Boers opening a heavy
fire and the British having no cover
The British then again opened a heavy
(Concluded on Second Fase.)
tlons these days. The expression comes
Irom Democrats who are anxious to have
their party succeed. It is the heartfelt
expression of thousands of Democrats
who do not want to support the policies
of the Republicans, or at least some of
them, and who are compelled to swallow
some things they do not want to, because
the Democrats are so absolutely wrong on
great fundamental principles. This "sense"
which Is referred to is the failure of the
Democrats to get right on expansion, and
their determination to be wrong on the
financial question. These Eastern Demo
crats, who can see farther than their own
elections, who have not been engaged for
a quarter of a century In teaching their
people wrong Ideas about the financial
question and who would like to see some
of the old Democratic principles triumph,
can see the uneasiness among the Inde
pendent voters. They observe that the
people are not in harmony with certain
Republican methods, and that there is a
large element throughout the country that
feels the country is none the worse off
because of a change from one party to tho
other every four years. But it Is impos
sible to make that change, because the
man who Is to bo a candidate of the
Democratic party, the absolute dictator of
that organization, in fact, Is determined
to have free silver and all the other Isms
and vagaries of the Chicago platform. He
Is also determined to have the next plat
form declare against territorial and com
! mercial expansion; In fact, he has deter
mined, and is backed up In it by the Dem
ocrats of both House and Senate, to take
the retrograde movement upon all Im
portant public questions. So It appears,
while there Is a great deal of douDi. and
distrust and uneasiness, not to say real
fear, regarding the coming campaign, the
Republicans can, as usual, rely upon tho
blunders of the Democratic party to make
their success certain. Not even the In
dependent vote, the floaters and others
without convictions, can turn the tide
toward the Democrats as long as they
cling to the wrong side of two Issues,
and these the most important of the cam
Senators From Silver States.
Since the vote on the financial bill, re
newed Interest has been taken on the
probabilities of the success of Shoup of
Idaho, Carter of Montana, and Wolcott
of Colorado, or rather the possibilities of
electing Republican legislatures which
will Teturn them or Republicans to suc
ceed them. Never since the St. Louis
platform was adopted has there been any
reasonable belief that any of these men
could be returned, because the three
States named, being large producers of
silver, had gone over to Bryanlsm and
Populism, being carried by large majori
ties for fusion. During the past year or
two there has been some suggestion that
possibly Shoup and Carter would be able
to slip through, as there was a change of
sentiment going on in those States, as a
result of the prosperity and the good
times which the people were enjoying.
Now the question arises whether the vote
of these three men In favor of the gold
standard bill will smash all possibilities
of their re-election or the election of Re
publicans to succeed them.
On account of Teller and his large fol
lowing, the chances for Republican suc
oess In Colorado are very remote. It has
been carried by a larger majority than
any of the other silver States for Pop
ulism and fusion. There is every indica
tion that the bitter fight between the
Clark and Daly faction in Montana may
result In securing a Republican legisla
ture. More than that, there will be an
appeal to the voters of that State for
honesty In politics, and the redemption of
the State from the control of the bood
lers. In that event, the Republicans will
win, and Carter will probably be returned.
It Is hard to say what will be done In
Idaho. It Is known. that the Silver Re
publican organization has been formally
broken up, and, as Shoup was always pop
ular, even with those who voted the Re
publican ticket. It may mean that he can
be returned. One thing to bis advantage
Is that he Is opposed by Dubois ard,
strange as It may appear, Dubois un
popularity in the State Is really a treat
help to Shoup. Dubois fought Hekfeld.
Phelps Has a Relapse.
NEW YORK, Feb. 26. A special to the
World from New Haven, says:
E. J. Phelps, ex-Minister to Great Brit
ain, suffered a serious relapse last night,
and his condition Is extremely critical.
He has been HI for sir weeks from pneu
monia, but for two weeks had been con-
i staerea out, ot aanger Sunday, an ab I a.j w
LQg3J&ejurijg; and haeiatoPoau8d4yq-qi
a. lainu ucviuie, tuiu ms pnyeicians ieax
he cannot recover.
Influenza Has No Respect for Royalty
BERLIN. Fel) 25. The influenza is still
raging, Princess Frederick Charles having
The Italian Ambassador here. Count
Lanza dl Busca. had invited Emperor Will
lam and the elite of Berlin, among them
United States Ambassador White and
Mrs. White, to dinner tonight, but he
was seized with influenza this morning,
and the dinner was postponed.
Dentil of Homeopathic Doctor.
CHICAGO, Feb. 25. Dr. A. Wright,
aged 74" years, of Buffalo, N. Y., is dead
at St. Joseph's Hospital in Chicago. He
arrived here Thursday to consult about
Dr. Wright was one of the foremost
homeopathic physicians of America. In
1893 he .was chosen president of the Amer
ican Institute of Homeopaths.
Scries of Alcohol Explosions Iinjnrp1
PARIS, Feb. 31. As the reantt of a nre
that broke out tnte morning at SH. Qnen,
a suburb of Paris, in a cotlectisw of al
cohol and oil stores, a series of exnmmans
occurred, spreading the names nntn a
block of six immense warehouses wae In
volved in a huge conflagration.
A great concourse of spectators had as
sembled and bad approached too
when suddenly the explosions
A large number of people, taclmttna
firemen, were more or less Injured. Ths
last explosion occurred at 8 o'clock tnte
afternoon, when It was thought tbnt mnch
danger had been averted. Thirty, nap
sons were Injured by flying debris. The
official compilation shows that M were
hurt, and quite a number seriously.
The fire broke out at S o'clock, aim
some cause as yet unknown, and had ob
tained firm hold before It was dmcovevetL
It progressed without exciting Incidents
during the morning, and at 2 o'clock had
been gotten under control. At 4 o'clock,
however, the falling walls permitted the
flames to reach a number of alcohol vats,
and then the explosions began to take
place. The block of warehouses was al
most surrounded by unoccupied ground.
over which the horning: aieenol spread
Jnfnfetf nnTSSmn ceSsteSt
tton throughout the dlslrfet. People in
the dwellings near by began hastily re
moving their furniture. The snffocatlrg
beat and fumer. seriously hampered the
work of the ffre brigade. A number of
engines were sent from Paris to assist.
The firemen worked fearlessly, and more
than once were precipitated to the ground
by falling roofs and walls. ,
A detachment of soldiers aided the fire
men in emptying the adjacent booses of
furniture. Ambulances were busy hi tar
rying victims to the neighboring; hos
pitals. Fortunately the flames did not reach
the Immense reservoirs of petroleum. The
loss ia estimated at 3,n,o3 francs.
Croker Still on Cratches.
NEW YORK, Feb. 25. Richard Croker
has been compelled to defer his return
to America until the latter part of May.
A message from him today said that the
wound recently received by him when
thrown from a horse at Wantage was
still giving him a deal of trouble. The
Tammany chief Is still on crutches.
Butterilcld, the Architect, Dend.
LONDON, Feb. 25. William Butterfield,
the celebrated architect, is dead, in hia
86th year. He first attained distinction
by his introduction of color Into eccle
siastical and domestic buildings by the
help of bricks, marble and mosaic. He
constructed many noted colleges and
Death of Chicago Povwder-Maker.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Feb. 25. L. F.
Laflln, of Chicago, the wealthy gunpow
der manufacturer, died today unexpected
ly at the Champlaln Hotel, Old Point
Comfort. His son win arrive tomorrow.
The hotel officials will give out no In
formation about the cause of death until
his son's arrival.
. Death of LnFayette's Escort.
NORTHAMPTON, Mass., Feb. 25. B. E.
Cook, who as Captain of the New York
Militia did escort duty to General La
Fayette on his trip up the Hudson River
In 1824, died today, aged 97 years. He
was the father of Captain Frank A. Cook,
commander of the cruiser Brooklyn dur
ing the late war.
Fireman Killed, Others Injured.
DETROIT, Mich., Feb. 36. Thte wnht.
In the plant of the Detroit Steel Savinr
Company's works, destroyed both the
company's rolling mills, causing a loss n
JKO.OCO, fully insured. Fireman Tnnechy
Keobane was crushed by a falling; stock
and killed. A hospital ambulance, run
ning to the scene, collided with n swiftly
running electric car. The ambntanee wag
smashed to pieces, and its occupants.
Driver Frank Dertbeanr and Dr. J. T.
McKittrlck, were badly brume and
Building Bnrned in ChfeasfOi
CHICAGO, Feb. 26. Fire today de
stroyed a four-s.ory brick bunding; at W"
Jefferson street, causing a loss of )mVM,
divided among the following; ittmm:
Lammert & Mann, machinery-. WMMnm
W. Vernon, gas machinery; James Barry
& Co., pattern makers; Hartley Bteetrin
Company; George H. Nye, pump msnm
faeturer; Charles H. Bendbnm, pastern
Mill, Elevator and Gmfo Bcn.
HALIFAX, Feb. 36. The works of the
Maritime Milling Company at New S8ns-
gow were destroyed by fire today, with
a grain elevator and thousands of
els of grain. The loss wag W6M.
United Brethren Editor Dead.
DAYTON, O., Feb. 25. Rev. Edward
Lorens, editor of the German periodicals
of the United Brethren Church, and for
merly a prominent minister 4ln that de
nomination, is dead. He had charge of
the missionary work in Germany for a
number of years.
Lies at the Point of Death.
SAVANNAH, Ga., Feb. 25. Hugh M.
Comer, president of the Central Georgia
Railroad & Ocean Steamship Company,
lies at the point of death with cancer
of the throat.
Troy Iron "Works Burned.
ALBANY, N. Y Feb. 25. Fire destroyed
three buildings of the Troy XalfoamV
Iron Works today; loss, $tfMM. One
thousand employes will be thrown out of
Princess Cantacnzene Is Better.
CHICAGO, Feb. 25. Mrs. Potter Pal
mer said tonight that she has received
a pablegram reporting the Princess Can
tacuzene much better.
Sportsman and Politician Dead.
NEW YORK, Feb. 26. Edward Kearney,
the well-known sportsman and Tammany
politician, is dead at Palm Beach, Fla,,
aged 66 years.
Clubman Died of Consumption.
NEW YORK. Feb. 25. George Work,
the clubman and pigeon-shot, died today
at Doves-Plata, Switzerland, of consump
tion, aged 42.
Bank President Dead.
NEW YORK. Feb 36. Edmund Steph
ens, president of the Home Bank, died
today, aged 75.
Call Issued for Meeting In Houston,
Tex., April 17.
HOUSTON, Tex.7" Feb. as.-Searetnry
Thomas Rtehardson today issues uW of
ficial sail for the 18th amntnl sensnan ot
the Traas-Mlssiseipp! Commercial Con
gress, to be heM at Houston, AprM XI to
2L The territory to be i iprwanttid em
braces all of the States and Territories
lying west of the aessiseippi Btver. The
subjects are set forth as follows:
"Irrigation," "Rivers and Harbors,"
"Nicaragua Canafc" "Pacific Cable,"
"Merchant Marine," "St. Louis World's
Fair," "Trade With the Orient," "Con
sular Service," "Statehood," "Railroad
Transportation," "Reservation of For
esss," "Beet Sugar," "Trade With Mexi
co," "Advantages of American Travel,"
"Exports and Imports Throufn the Gulf
and Pacifle Ports." "Need of Home Fac
tories" and "Drainage."
The Governor of each State or Terri
tory may appoint 19 delegates, the Mayor
of each City one delegate and one addi
tional delegate for each 506 tansMtants.
CHICAGO, Feb. 36. SwedSsn-Americnn
who fought in the Civil and Spanish-American
wars, both m the Army and Navy,
held a meeting here today and perfected
an organisation to be known as the Swedish-American
Veterans Association. Ern
est G. Dahl was elected President. The
gathering was representative of every
branch of the service, and lnciudd gray
heired veterans of the famous battle-fields
of the War of the Rebellion, sailors who
fought with Dewey, others who pa'tlci
pated m the naval battle off Santiago,
members of regiments which took part in
the storming of Manila, and many out
siders who had seen service in Cuba.