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A CINCINNATI SENSATION.
Trusted Bookkeeper Short From $160,000
$400,000 in His Accounts.
Dkn west Mb
Cincinnati, Jan. 24.—Sensational re
Six Men Killed and a Hundred ports were published here today of an The Islands Will Soon Be a Part
of the United States.
alleged shortage in the books of Theo-
or More Injured.
Sore Braemer, who resigned last Sun
treasurer of the J. &. F. TREATY IS SIGNED BY BOTH MINISTERS
POWDEK STOREHOUSE IN NEW YORK CITY day as
I Schroth Packing Company, of this
| city. The story as first published al Only Awaits Ratification by the Danish Gov
Used by Builden of the New Rapid Transit
leged a shortage of from $160,000 to
ernment— Price Is Supposed to Be
Tunnel—Adjacent Buildings Ruined
$400,000, extending over a period of
About Five Millions.
—Property Loss Enormous.
20 years, and declared that Mr. Brae
mer had turned over all of his prop
Washington, Jan. 2o>—The treaty of
New York, Jan. 29.—The reserve erty and chattels in trust, pending an
examination of the books by experts. j cession of the Danish West Indies from
supply of high explosives stored at the Braemar denied that there was any
Park aveuue shaft of the Rapid Transit defalcation, but admitted that he had Denmark to the United States was
turned over $72,000 in personal prop-
tunnel, now in course of construction, ' erty to Harland Cleveland, bis attor- signed at the state department yester
blew up shortly after noon tislay. The ' ney, and Joseph W. O’Hara, attorney day by Secretary Hay and Constantin
giant blast killed six persons, injured I for the J. & F. Schroth company. Brun, the Danish minister.
J While Braemar talked freely about
100 others and damaged all the pro|Htr- [ the case, the Schroths refused to treaty will be submitted to the senate
ty reached by the Hying debris and the say anything, and the attorneys were for ratification imm«liately.
Following the invariable rule in snch
i also reticent.
vibration of the shock.
Braemer is about 45 years of age. cases the state department officials de
The irregular square formed by the and has been with the Schroths 27
Murray Hill hotel on the west, the years, most of the time receiving $25 cline to make public any of the details
per week as bookkeeper, and in re
Manhattan Eye and Ear hospital and cent years about twice that much as of the treaty, so that it is not jxissible
the Grand Union hotel on the east, secretary and treasurer. The firm to state positively the price to lx» paid,
and the Grand Central station on the did a business of about $1,000,000 a though it is believed to lie in the neigh
year, which was collected by Brae-
It is known
north, was the scene of the explosion. ‘ mer. When John Schroth died, over borhood of $5,000,000.
The buildings named sustained the a year ago. Lieutenant-Governor Carl
greatest damage, but the area extended
heirs, who instituted an investigation
for several blocks in the four directions of the company, which finally culmin. ward the conservation of the political
■ ated in a meeting of all interested rights of the inhabitants of the islands
from the center.
last Sunday, at which Brae- and leaves to the Unit«! States a free
General alarms brought firemen, po . parties
mer resigned, and from which the hand to deal with them without pl«!ge
lice reserves and every available ambu sensational reports of today enran-
lance to the spot. A majority of the I ated. The experts insist that they of American citizenship or of free trade
wounded were treated on the spot, and cannot complete their work for two privileges. So it is presum«! that the
three weeks, and counsel say that
the white coat«! ambulance surgeons or
no reliable statement can be made status of the Danish West Indian
worked for an hour in the debris-strew n until that time.
Islands, politically ami commercially,
streets. Police lines were thrown at
No reports of similar character should the treaty be ratified, will be
either end of Park avenue and across ever created such a sensation in this
the intersecting streets.
city, as Mr. Braemer always has been similar to that of I’orto Rico. Having
The cause of the explosion and the regarded as a man of the highest bus gained these points in the negotiations,
quantity of explosives that blew up are iness and social standing. He owns the state department officials believe
not definitely known. Several causes one of the finest residences in the the treaty is certain to receive the ap
and it is furnished with all that
have been advanced. One was that a city,
art could supply. In all of the sensa
fire started near the powder room. tional reports that have been pub proval of the United States senate.
The new treaty is peculiar in that it
Another was that it started from a lished no reference is made to him
spark produced from a stray current of as a fast man or of bad habits, such will require action not only by the sen
A third placed the blame as are usually coupled with such sen ate and the Danish rigsdad, but by the
upon a blast in the tunnel.
Still sations. The attorneys and other in
another gave a gas explosion from elec terested persons will give no assur United States house of representatives
trical contact with the trolley conduit ance that the report of the experts as well, since it will be necessary for
in the electrical subway. It will take on the examination of the books the house to supply the ne«led appro
will be made public when completed,
an official examination to reveal the as they state that every possible dif priation to defray the expenses of pur
ference has already been adjusted chase. It is regarded as a strong point
The damage may exceed $1,000,000. satisfactorily by the property that
The first estimate of the damage to the Braemer has turned over in trust. by the framers of the treaty that the
Murray Hill hotel places the loss at All the interested parties state that p«>ple of the Danish West Indies are to
$100,000, but later the hotel was they expected after the meeting last have a voice in this qutesion of cessoin.
abandoned as unsafe. If the building Sunday, at which Braemer resigned,
The treaty itself does not contain
is condemned, the loss on it alone will that all differences would be settled any reference to a plebiscite, but the
without the matter ever becoming
Danish government has given notice
ANOTHER LAND GRANT.
Bills Now in Congress.
Washington, Jan. 23.—Now that the
Trans-Alaskan Railway Company has
a bill before both the senate and the
house granting it a right of way for a
railroad from C«>k inlet across the pen
insula, by way of Unalaklik and Eaton
to Port Clarence, on the end of the Sew
ard peninsula, it is working very vigor
ously to secure the passage of this meas
ure. It is asking for a land grant sim
ilar to that extended to the severa-
tranacontinental roads in the United
The exact route propo«si to lie cov
ered by this road has been survey«! by
the company, and has lxx»n inspected
by representatives of the g«>logical sur
vey. It shirts on the western shore of
Cook inlet, just north of Kanishak bay,
leading westward from Iliamna lake
across Tikchik lake to Kalniakof on the
Kuskokwim, and northwestward to
Holy Cross Mission and Anvik, on the
Yukon, thence up Anvik river, and over
Anvik portage to the head of Norton
sound; thence by Nome to Port Clar
ence. The distance to C«>k Inlet from
St. Michael is approximately 400 miles.
Kamishak bay is said to lx? open
throughout the winter, and therefore
affords a valuable terminal for the road
and its steamship connections.
The company asserts that the main
artery of commerce is closed by ice dur
ing the winter months, and that a rail
way from Cook Inlet to Behring sea is
the only practicable method of opening
up to settlement the western plains and
river valleys of Alaska, and of furnish
ing means of transportation at all sea
sons of the year.
The snowfall along the propos«!
route is light, and a railroad, it is said,
can be operated without interruption.
The company claims to lx? asking for
this grant solely to aid in the construc
tion of the road, in the hope of develop
ing the agricultural resources of the in
terior and affording ad«piate transpor
tation to the remote sections that are
now practically cut off through the win
ter months. The company does not
ask for any mineral rights, nor does it
expect immediate returns from the
lands. It appreciates that it will take
years to bring to the p«>ple of the
United States the knowl«lge that in
Alaska can be had homesteads from
which can be gathered the necessaries
of life. '
that before it ratifies the treaty it will
submit the question of cesison to the
people of the islands. Not much objec
Delay in Reporting Bill Saving of Time Lat Manila Merchants Object to Restriction Law tion is expected here from these people,
—Needed to Develop Islands.
as the treaty is so framed that they are
er— Nicaragua is Most Favored.
Manila, Jan. 28.—The American not call«l on to surrender their Danish
Washington, Jan. 29.—An attempt is
chamlier of commerce here has formu allegiance, and they may remain Danes
being made to make capital out of the lated an appeal to congress, in which in fact and in name while enjoying
delay in reporting the canal bill, but it earnestly prays for the enactment of whatever advantages, in a commercial
Senator Mitchell says that time will be laws allowing Chinese to enter the way, mayj-esult from a transfer of the Indignation Over the Execution of Boer Com
mandants Helps the Boer Cause.
saved in having every possible feature Philippine islands under such restric islands to the United States.
plebiscite will not lx? controlled in any
Jan. 27.—The Daily News
of opposition to Nicaragua developed
commission may enact.
The present case by the Unit«! States. It is stated
in the committee, so that there can lie restrictive law concerning immigra distinctly that the Danish government has from The Hague the following dis
no requests for further investigation, tion, continues the appeal, is of no itself will take steps to ascertain the patch, taken from private advices:
Chinese, if inclintaion of the people of the islands
“News from South Africa has reach
or further delay after the bill comes benefit to the Filipinos.
competition before the final steps in the transfer are ed military circles here that the pow
before the senate. Then it will simply
with local labor, and their entry into taken.
er of the B<x*rs over Cape Colony is in
be a question which is the best route, the islands is imprateively needed as
RECEIVED ON EQUAL TERMS.
creasing daily; that the rebellion is
and while the matter may be discussed ! the tobacco, hemp and sugar lands of
constantly spreading, and that the col
at length, debate cannot be drawn out, the archipelago are only partly culti
Audience Granted by the Chinese Emperor
onists are joining the Boers in steadily
as it might be, should some senator vated. Without this legislation the
to the Foreign Ministers.
hold that the committee had not gath I country cannot be properly developed.
increasing numbers. The executions of
Pekin, Jan. 25.—The ministers of the Commandants Ixitter and Seheepera
er«! all the facts obtainable. Senator Building in Manila has been badly
Hanna acknowledges that the commit
foreign powers here have attain«! the
tee is surely in favor of the Nicaragua 1 and for these reasons the American goal which lias been their aim since in have hail the result of deciding the loy
alists to join the Boers, whose position
bill, there living three majority against chamber of commerce, compos«] entire
Panama, whenever the committee is ly of American citizens representing tercourse between China and the pow is persistently reported to lx? more fav
commercial interests, respectfully re ers lx»gan. They have lx*en receiv«! as orable than ever.”
ready to vote.
quests immediate action in the matter. representatives of sovereigns «pial in
The same private advices assert that
Dole Not Asked to Resign
rank to the Chinese emperor.
The the British suffered a dozen defeats
Boer Commando Captured.
Sam Parker, who was once promi
London, Jan. 24.—Lord Kitchener, audiences yesterday lx»tween the minis from Septemlx»r to November, 1901, of
nent in Hawaiian affairs, a member of
a dispatch from Johannesburg, ters and the emperor were held in the which no mention is made in Ixiril
the Republican national committee
from that territory, is stirring up Transvaal colony, says General Mathuen innermost large hall of the Forbidden Kitchener’s reports.
The Daily News, commenting on this
more or less gossip alxmt the governor overtook a Boer oemmando near Bosch- City. The emperor sat upon a dias be
ship, and already several stories have poort, and after a running fight of eight hind a table. There were four princes dispatch, confesses that its statements
are probably exaggerated, but it is of
been publish«! that he is to succeed miles, he captured all their wagons
at the back of his chair, and a dozen the opinion that the denials of Mr. Bal
Dole. It was ascertain«! at the White and cattle, and 24 Bores.
General Bruce Hamilton made a officials on each side.
The dowager four, the government leader in the
House today that Dole’s resignation
had not yet been asked for, and the night march against General Botha, empress was conceal«! by a screen, ac house of commons, that there had lx»en
president has not decid«! to select near Wilbank, but the Beor commander cording to stories of the attendants, and any Boer overtures for peace points to
Parker if lie finds it necessary to make had left the camp when the British
the fact that the Boers believe their
The audience position to be less desperate than is
He is considering the case, reach«! the spot. The latter, however, remained invisible.
chamber was furnished ornately, in generally supposed.
and it is possible after he obtains all captured 27 prisoners.
contrast to the dingy rooms which
the facts that Dole may lie removed,
Spain May Have a Revolution.
and that Parker may be appointed, I
AWAKENING OF CHINA.
serv«l for these audiences under the
London, Jan. 24.—The Daily Mail
but some other man instead of Parker
publishes an alarmist dispatch from
stands just as good a chance.
giving the opinions of various the addresses of the ministers, copies of Foreign Advisors M.iy Reorganize the Gov
It is reported that General Miles and Madrid
ernment—Japan Taken as a Model.
prominent politicians concerning the which were hand«! to the emperor.
Admiral Dewey are to lx» sent to Europe gloomy outlook In Spain and their
Pekin, Jan. 27.—The dowager em
as representatives of the St. Louis ex fears that the coronation of King Al
The emperor was silent press and her councillors are discussing
position, to arouse interest in the en fonso next May may be the signal for Ching.
terprise and secure foreign exhibits. a revolution. In addition to the Car throughout the audience, and remain«! the engagement of foreign advisers to
Should this be done, both will first list menacings, “Weyler, the Spanish stolid and impassive.
Formerly the emperor replied to the reorganize the government. Yuan Shi
have to obtain permission from their Boulanger, is troubling the waters and
playing for his own hand.”
ministers in Manchu, and the prince Kai, viceroyjof Pe Chi Li, inspired the
interpreted what he said.
T«lay he movement. The scheme in its present
Caught bv Falling Walls.
appear«! as an automaton, and the w- form, after having been discussed by
American Invitations to Kruger.
Mobile, Ala. Jan. 28.—Fire early retaries of the foreign ministers, who
London, Jan. 29.—Thecorresjtondent today in the wholesale business district I were present, report that he looked the members of the council, is to en
of the Daily Telegraph at Brussels says destroyed property to the value of at
weaker, less intellectual and milder gage six foreigners as authorities, re-
in a dispatch that Mr. Kruger has re least $300,000 and caused the death of I than previous to the siege.
spectively, on international law and
ceived fre-h invitations from Chicago, two men and the serious injury of three
finance, military, naval, parliamen
New York and Philadelphia to visit others. The men were caught in fall
British Force Surrendered.
those cities, and that he will probably ing walls.
Pretoria. Jan. 24.—A party of 35 na tary, domestic and governmental
start upon an American tour next April.
tlves, escorted by 25 Imperia! Yeoman affairs.
Fire at Kalispel.
ry. were surprised recently by 150
Yuan Shi Kai ami his followers are
Fire at Montclair, N. J.
Kalispel, Mont., Jan. 24.—Fire start Boers at Lindlquespruit. After a gal hopeful of practical results. They are
Now York, Jan. 29.—Fire at Mont ed this morning in a restaurant and lant resistance, in which six of the taking Japan as their model. Any at
clair, N. J., early today destroyed sev in a very short time had spread al Boers and one of the British force tempt to institute a parliament of any
eral buildings in the business section. most over a block. An entire row of were killed, the latter were forced to sort would, however, meet with tre
Other buildings were badly darnag«!. buildings was destroyed. The loss is surrender. Four of the unarmed na- mendous opposition from the Manchus.
■ tlves were shot in cold blood.
figured at $10.000.
I xmh , $95,000.
IS BEST FOR THE CANAL.
THEY WANT CHINESE.
Mt. Aihos Monastery Burned.
Kaiser’s Gift to Harvard.
Accident Caused by Fog.
Ixvndon, Jan. 29.—Telegraphing from
Vienna, the corresjsindent of the Daily
Chronicle rays the newspai ers of Ath
ens report that the celebrated St. Paul
monastery on Mount Athos, wa« burned
two days atto.
The prior and nine
monks perished and 20 others were
The occupants of
the monastery were sleeping when the
fire broke out. according to the Athens
papers, and the monastery it elf was
damage 1 to the extent of $400,000.
Berlin. Jan. 24.—The gift of Emper
or William to Harvard University
will be much larger than was at first
supposed. The Emperor’s gift con
sists of casts and bronzes, illustrating
every class of the German plastic arts
from the Romanesque period to the
Rennaisance. The entire cost of the
collection will be defrayed from the
Emperor's private purse, and it is es
timated at about 500,000 marks.
Omaha. Jan. 27.—W. L. Stewart,
yard foreman, was kill«! and six others
injured in a freight wreck in the Bur
lington yard- in this city early today.
The wreck was caused by a heavy fog.
Colombia Wants French Gunboats.
WEPT HIS WAY TO VICTORY.
Candidate Wus Doped, l>ut His Teat
Asked in Aid of Railroad Across Alaska—
•’There are all sorts of tricks tn n po-
Ittlcal campaign." said the ex-member
of ill» Legislature, "and one vas plav-
«1 upon me when I was doing my trst
stumping that was Intended to my me
out tlatter than a pancake
ollied to speak at a certain village, and
I prepar«) a first-rate talk for the oc
casion. Half an hour before I was to
lake the platform I was tuvtted to
have a nip to brace me up. nod tin
mb utes after imbibing I didn't know
whether 1 was on foot or riding a
camel. As a matter of fact, I had been
’doped' in older to prevent me front
upeakiug. When I began to ruil-feuce
i round and talk nonsense they tried to
t ike me away, but 1 became as stub
born as a mule and insisted upon
speaking. It would be a nail iu uiy
coffin to show me off iu a drunken con
ditiou. ami I was finally pushed for
ward. 1 was simply conscious of the
fait that I was making a fool if my
self and lifter uttering a dozen words
I begun to weep. There was a good
deal of laughter at first, but pretty
soon a mail called out:
" 'Look here, fellers, this uinii ain’t
crying for nothing.’
" ’You lx»t he ain’t,’ shouted another.
" He must be weeping over our high
taxes, suggested a third.
“ ’That's it, and it shows his true
feellug,' added a fourth.
.vl o pledges himself to work and vote
*• 'And Itere's another,' called out
twenty melt In chorus as I was led
away with tears streaming lown my
"That was my speech,” said tile ex-
solou, according to the Detroit Free
Press. "The people laid It Hl to emo
tion, and that town gave me a major
ity to make ny hair stand up. I
couldn’t reduce their taxes, but I got
a bill through against any one owning
a hull without keeping an iron ring In
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One of the most curious industrial
plants In the West Is the old Holland
type of grist mill at Benson, near
Bloomington. 111. It was erected up
ward of thirty years ago. and Is still
doing business. It Is operated by wind
power, re-enforced by a small engine,
which can be culled Into use whenever
nature's agent falls In Its adequacy.
The tall circular building is surmount
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Is forty feet in length, or elgnty In the
length of each pair. The mill Is sixty
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Dr. Joseph Zenip, Head of the Mount
ain Stute'» Government.
The Swiss Republic has a ue'.v Presi
dent. His name Is Dr. Joseph Zeinp
nnd he is regarded ns a statesman of
who is well quali
fied to preside over
the uatlounl council
which initiates all
legislation In Ihe
is 67 years old aud
Is a unlive of Lu
cerne Province. A
year ago he was
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ildent slutII succeed
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dered himself obnoxious In the sulxtrd-
Inate position. As Vice President he
was head of the Department of State
Railways and Telegraphs, where be
was well tested In the art of govern
ment and acquitted himself creditably.
He Is a Conservative.
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Washington, Jan. 23.—Repre-enta-
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The 1’harno!« wore their beards
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Indian Territory a- a state, to lx? known mourning In Egypt teems to have taxi
ax the state of Oklahoma.
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Fruit Trees in Georgia.
Kitchener’s Weekly Report.
Paris, Jan. 27.—The government of
The official cutouiologixix of Georgia
London, Jan. 23.—Lord Kitchener
Colombia has offer«! to purchase a
predict that within a few years Hie
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The negotiations have thus far had no were kil)«l, 13 were woiind«l, 170 were more than 190.<XM),'KW fruit trees.
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