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lot of yard wide Bleach Cotton
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I heavy Shoes lor men at 75c,
Curtain poles at 22 cents each,
.wnereat 50 cents.
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IMS IN Sllfll.
I Disastrous Sunday Mornina; Firo in
VALUABLE PAINTINGS DESTROYED
j'lie Loss on Tlrse Alone Is li.'twcen
COO arl S:JOO,0()0, Anion.-Thorn Two Fic-tur-s
VstlurtI at !?:5),0i)0 KatU Total Los
nilLADKLi'iirA, Feb. : Chestnut strnet,
Jibfjvy liroail, w.'ts visited early yest(;rday
niornin- by one of tlu fieveest 'fire this
city lias known for years. The big seven
story buildinir of Charles II. Haseltine,
1110 and 1 US Chestnut street, and the ad
joining live story structure of the Ameri
can Baptist Publication society and the
American IJaptist Historical society, No.
1420, were totally dotroyed. The buildings
damaged by lire and water were the four
story dry good-i house of Homer Le Bou
tillier & Co., No. 141-2 and 1414; the dwell
ing house at 14-2:2, owned by the AVistar es
tate, and the Hotel Lnfay.itte, at Broad
and Sansom streets. On either side of the
main entrance to the Haseltine building
were the piano vra re rooms of Hallett &
Davis, at 1416, and of Stein way & Co.,
The two Baptist societies lost large and
Valuable collections of paintings, books
nnd curios. The detailed losses have not
yet been made up. but a conei vative es
timate places th.e aggregate at close to $2,
:WKX). It is tlim;ht that this is almo .t
fully covered by in .urance.
There were about :,'") ) guests in the La
f iyette hotel, which is in th rear of th
destroyed buihlkigs. Among lhe-;e wcv.i
Porter Ming, mayor of Atlanta. Ga.. and
the ot hers of his pa:-ty who escorted the
Liberty Bell hom and reached Philadel
phia on Haturdav. O'.ga Ntliersol , t!io
actress; her bro: h-r, Loais P. Nvtliers :le, J
and Madge Meadow and Maud Clayton,
jL' her company, were als guests of the
Lafayette. ":i;Ie ihere was considerable
confusion in the hotel, the guests, barring
a lew fainting women, kept cool heads,
and all were removed in safety. Only the
eighth and ninth 11 ors of the hotel were
burned, although the back parG of the
building from cellai to roof, was badly
damaged by smoke and water. It had only
ro ently been opened by a new manage
ment, after thorough ten.ovalion.
The fire, which started in the Haseltine
building, was discovered by policemen
shortly after o'clock in the morning. An
alarm was a: once sent in. but the fire
spread so rapidly that a general alarm was
soon sounded, and the firemen directed
their energies to preventing tin; destruc
tion of the entire block, winch was
fur a time threatened. As it was it was
long after daybreak beforj tho lire was
under control, and it w.i-i not uu:ilthis
morning thai the firo was declared entirely
The upper part of the Haseltine build
ing was ki.:wn as th ; Haseltine art gal
leries. Many lea. ling ar. ists had studios
there, and the art ro!!ee:io:is stored under
the roof aggregate 1 in vain ; thousands of
dollars. At four o'clock the walls began
to collapse, and the llamas spread on the
east to Homer, l.eiloutillear & Co., and
on the west to the Baptist Publication so
ciety. i Mayor King, of Atlanta, aroused from
his bed by the fire, refused to leave the
threatened hotel until he saw that every
member of his party had escaped safely.
Olga Nethersole was one of the calmest
persons in the building. She saw most of
her efforts safely removed before she left
the hotel. Many of the other guests rushed
from their rooms in their night clothes,
and would have continued into the street
had assurance not been given that the
lower portion of tho building was in no
The Haseltine building was valued at
$700,000, and was fully insured. It was
erected in 1S8S, and the first two floors were
"fireproof." The loss on paintings on the
second floor is between $303,030 and $400,
000, uninsured. Among those destroyed
were two by G. H. Selous, valued at $33,
000 each, and one by Roberts-Fleury, val
ed at $10,000. There were thirty-nine of
fices in the building, occupied mainly by
artists, lawyers and dentists. Drs. Ed
wards and Curry, dentists, on the third
floor, lost a collection of South American
curios valued at $10,030, partly insured.
Other tenants lost sums ranging from $50
The valuable stock of pianos in the
stores on the first floor was destroyed, but
tho amount of this loss has not yet been
The Baptist Publication building and
stock were valued at $100,0)3; insured.
The Historical society lost 10,00!) volumes,
valued at $200,033 anil insured for $25,000.
Dr. Wayland, the eminent divine, also
lost a valuable private library, on which
there was no insurance, and Dr. T. C.
Stelmoyer lost $1,030.
The losses on the Homer, LeBoutillicr
and Lafayette hotel buildings have not
yet been approximated.
of tlu hre lias noi ueen
Unlike most proprietory niedicinse,
the formula: of Dr. J. C. Ayer's Sarsa
saparilla and other prepcratiens are
cheerfully sent to any physician who
applies fo.i them. Hence the special
favor accorded these well-known stand
ard remedies by the World's Fair commissioners.
m. DUESTROW CONVICTED.
liliionnirp Marilm r of His Wife and j
'hilil 3!ust Hans.
Union, Mo., Feb. 3. The celebrated i
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vfi lJk. ..-t,nui Mil.':.', row , ine
Louis millionaire, who-has b,vn on trial
during the p;j.:f, month for the cold blooded
murder of h'u wife and baby two years
ago, ended yesterday. After arguments
that took up the greater portion oi! Satur
day, and lasted until almost midnight, the
case wa ; gi-.eu to the jury, the members
of which went, to rest without considering
it. Yesterday morning the jury took up
the case, and on tha iirsr. ballot unani
mously found the defendant guilty of
murder in the first degree. This is the
second trial that Dr. Daestrow has had on
the charge of murder, the first one result
ing in a hung jury last year.
The terrible crime with which he was
charged was committed in February, 169 1.
One day that month his wife and child
were at home awaiting his coming to take
a drive. When he came into the house
Duestrow, who was drunk, began to abuse
his wife, and finally shot her down in cold
blood. He then picked up his 3-year-old
boy, a beautiful child, and, holding it at
arms' length, killed i with a pis.ol shot
through tho head. His wife lingered for
several days and finally died.
After his arrest Duestow, with the help
of his fortune, tried to evade the conse
quences. Kx-Governor Johnson and other
eminent lawyers endeavored to show his
Insanity, and Duestrow himself endeav
ored to create this impression. Tho case
will be appealed to hi supreme court.
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SULTAN GAEITOT EE SUPP2E35EP,
Zeitonn Still Holding; Out.
Constantinople, Feb. 3 Reports from
Turkish sources believed to be fairly ac
curate state that it is believed that the i
Zeitounlis are still holding out. The
Turks have made seven different attacks
upon tho town, but all have failed, and
their losses are reported to amount to 13,
003. It is alleged that 53.033 troops wlii be
needed to ca;u are Z.'itoun. It is bell-wed
that the Z dto inlis numher from 15.033 to
0.0 H, well armed and provisioned for a
year. There is a doubtful report that
4.0D3 Russian Armenians crossed the Per
sian frontier and defeated the Turks at
Siz, eighteen hours from Zeitoun, and 1
have now joined the Zeitounlis.
Fntiil Holler Explosion.
Hollidaysi'.uku, Pa., Jan. 31. Savon
persons were killed and a dozen badly
injured by the explosion of the large
thirty inch cylinder boiler at the works of
the Hollidaysburg Iron and Nail company.
The names of the dead :-s far as known
were: George Lane, mason, crushed to
death under the boiler; O'Conneil Evans,
helper, skull fractured; Merrill Tree., 15
years old, head cut olT; Robert McMurray,
puddler, fatally scalded and died at the
hospisal; Samuel Kephardt, a puddler,
bo badly scalded that lie di al today. Two
unknown tramp j, who had been lyingnear
the furnace, were buried in the ruins and
To Censure .Ambassador JVayaril.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3. A resolution cen
suring Ambassador Bayard for the senti
ments exp-vs;ed by him in his recent
speeches in England and Scotland was
adopted by the house foreign affairs com
mittee. Two resolutions will be reported.
The first censures Ambassador Bayard
by name for the language used by him in
his Boston and Edinburgh speeches, and
incorporated with this will be a second
resolution expressing tho disapproval of
tho committee of our representatives
abroad discussing American political af
fairs abroad and displaying partisanship.
Thinks Dunraven Will Apologize.
London, Jan. 3. A newspaper repre
sentative who called at Lord Duuraven's
London residence was informed that his
lordship denied himself to everyone. Mr.
Hamilton, his secretary, said Lord Dun
raven would certainly givo no interviews.
Mr. Askwith, Duuraven's counsel at the
inquiry, likewise declined to say anything j
on the report. Secretary Grant, of the j
Royal Yacht squadron, said: "I consider
the report satisfactory, and thlak Lord 1
Dunraven will apologize. It is reported
that he admits hi3 error.
The St. Paul Still Sand Bound.
Long Branch, Jan. 31. The most con
centrated effort to haul the big American
line steamship St. Paul out of her helpless
condition on the beach at Long Branch
was made yesterday, and, after two hours'
hard labor, the work was temporarily sus
pended on account of the tide, where she
went aground last Saturday morning.
It is said now on good authority that
the wrecking people do not expect to see
the Sc. Paul afloat within a month. The
talk of digging a channel to deep water is
Minnlo Swanger's Confession.
ALTOONA, Pa., Feb. 3.-Minnie Swan
ger the 13-year-old girl imprisoned in the
Hollidaysburg jail on the charge of being
responsible for the death of William Mc
Gregor and the attempted killing of his
an;d mother, Mrs. Mary McGregor, little
Carrie Sill and Mrs. Martha Johnston,
has confessed that she is responsible for
tho death of her uncle. She says she in
tended only to make her victims sick, so
that she might rifle their pockets and have
money to spend "as other girls spent it."
Uncle Sam as a "Usurper."
London, Jan. 30. Lord Salisbury and
tb Ri-ht Hon. Mr. Chamberlain have
I been considering the result of the m
i cuirics into the records here, made on be
.w ,f u..;t . ' r.annihia. which show that
the United States has no right, undei the
Anglo-Russian treaty of 1SC5, to .,0J J,. J
?. p ion,i nreiosite Prince of u a.e.s
i acres ui rt - , . ,
1 Island, on the Pacific coast, wmca tua
United States has usurped smco buj:ug
For tlie First. Time on IJeeord a 1'rile.ii
Premier Admits InaVelty to Co;e v. itii a
Foreign Foe All Englishmen Favor the
Original 3loisroe Doctrine.
London, Feb. 1. The banquet, of the
Non-conformist Unionise association at
the Hotel Metropole lasi night we,s tiie oc
casion for an address by the Marquis of
Salisbury, prime minister and secretary of
state for foreign affairs. In the course of
his remarks he said with reference to Ven
ezuela: "I have been held up as the denouncer
of the Monroe doctrine. As a matter of
fact, although the Monroe doctrine is no
part of international law, my message to
Mr. Olney, the secretary of state of the
United States, supported it as a rule of
policy in the strongest and most distinct
terms. But when I stated in that dis
patch, and reiterate now, that, as a rule of
policy, we are the entire advocates of the
Monroe doctrine, we mean the Monroe
doctrine as President Monroe understood
it. In that sense you will not find any
more convinced supporters than wo are."
Lord Salisbury then turned abruptly to
the Armenian question, and he reproached
the religious communities with laboring
under a mistake when they supposed that
England had bound herself in honor to
succor the Armenians, which means to go
to war with the sultan in order to force
him to govern the Armenians well. The
Berlin treaty. Lord Salisbury said, merely
bound th.e signatory powers that, if the
sultan promulgated certain reforms they
would watch over the execution of those
reforms. He did not think any one could
interpret that as an undertaking to go to
war. As to tho Cyprus convention, Lord
Salisbury continued, it contains no trace
of an undertaking to interfere in behalf of
the subject.", of the sultan.
'I was concerned in the drafting of both
these conventions," Lord Salisbury said,
"and nothing would have induced me to
pledge my country to such a desperate un
dertaking." The speaker reminded his hearers that
the reforms which the sultan had recently
accepted alth ;,.ga rery t; ail rtv . :.,
could not be expected to produce good
government in two months.
"They require time to work out," the
speaker went on to say. "They would re
quire time in a civilized com: n unity, and
much more so in a savage and fanatical
community. I hope they will have a ben
eficent effect as time progresses.
"Meantime, by spreading among the
Turks the feeling that their dominion was
threatened, these reforms have unfor
tunately led to the perpetration of horrors
which can only be compared with the days
cf Gonghis Khan and Tamerlane. I am
aware that many induentiai people aver
that tiiis was done by the sultan and his
government, with set purpose. My o.vn
opinion is that the sultan's government is
weak, wretched, impotent and powerless;
but it is a dream to imagine that he or
dered the perpetration of theso cruelties.
In my judgment there is no ground for
thinking so. It was race faction and creed
faction, driven to the highest point in their
most corrupt, most horrible form that
brought upon tho wretched Armenians
these terrible sufferings.
"If you ask why we have not interfered
I can only answer for England that we
could have threatened what I may call an
noyances in tho seizing of customs here
and there, but when you are dealing with
the rising of a whole fanatical population
against a population with whom they have
been at bitter enmity for ages, and who
are situated in mountains far removed
from the seashore, you are deceiving your
selves if you imagine that England's arm,
long as it is, could have done anything in
mitigation. Nothing but a military oc
cupation could have done ii, and England
does not possess the power for military oc
cupation at that distance.
"Mr. Gladstone wrote a letter that Eng
land could cope with five or six Turkeys.
That was a most ill judged and rash ob
servation. If the sultan would meet us
on the open sea undoubtedly wo could
cope with five or six sultans. But it is not
worth arguing tho possibility of England
occupying these inaccessible provinces.
"I am not bound to arguo the question
why Europe did not interfere. I say con
fidently that none of the powers wished to
interfere, and I believe their view is that,
with patience, tho sultan's prestige, which
Is the only power left in the country, will
ultimately re-establish order and allow in
dustry and commerce to take their usual
"If you do not act with the great pow
ers, you must act against them, and pro
duce calamities far more awful and terri
ble than the Armenian atrocities."
In conclusion Lord Salisbury referred to
the reeeut patriotic demount radons in the
colonies in the face of the threatened for
eign complications, and said:
"I care not how much we are isolated
If we are united. An example has been
set which wiil shod a beneiiceut light oa
the latest generations of Englishmen."
Salisbury's Ignominious Admission."
London, Feb. 1. An editorial in The
Chronicle (Liberal) this morning describes
Lord Salisbury's speech as the most amaz
ing utterance that ever fell -from the lips
of the: governor of a great empire at the
crisis of its fortune. It proceeds: "Lord
Paimerstou, in his wildest after dinner
escapades, could not have beaten it. It
will do England grievous harm in the eyes
of the world. He bestowed but one word
upon America, and ic had better have
been unspoken. We take leave to tell him
that he is playing with lire again. His
confession of failure with regard to Ar
menia is a m s: ignominous admission."
?u-t:n IWeCarthy to Ile.Mgn.
London, F-;. 3. Ic is announced that
Mr. J"u tin MeCa. thy will resign the lead
ership of the li parliamentary party at
the meeting which h.ts been called for Sat
urday next, k is understood that he feels
that his health is unequal to the arduous
position, jlewill i-'iain his seat in par
liament. It is bnieved that Thomas Sex
ton will be invite I to Mieeeed McCarthy,
and he will probably accept. John Dillon,
and Ed-vard Blake are also spoken of for
In Favor of Ditpont.
Washington, Feb. 1. The senate com
mittee on privileges and elections yester
day decided to rep net in favor of seating
Mr. Dupont (Rep.) as senator from Dela
ware. The committee divided on strict
party lines, being live for to four against.
Majority and minority reports will ba
resented as soon a.s they can be prepared.
WANT BLACKBURN TO RETIRE.
Kentucky Demoerats Tired of Supporting,
the Caucus Nominee.
Frankfout, Ky , Jan. 30. There was
no material change in the ballot for sena
tor yesterday, except in the sound money
Democrats shifting to ex-Governor Buck
Jier in their complimentary vote. Today,
however, there is much agitation among
the Democratic members of the legislature,
and a break is anticipated on new lines.
The sound money Democrats insist that
there are those who feel that they have
stood by Blackburn as long as could
reasonably be exp.vted and they want an
other candidate that can secure all the
Democratic votes, and al.so the support of
Populists P.or a ad Edrington. Those
Who are leading in the auataiion for a
nat or Blackburn
Knows himself thai he cannot get the sup
port of the Mii;:.l money Democrats or of
Those f.iVo -ii'g a n"v.T candidate regard
ex-Governor John Young Brown as most
available. They say that he can secure
the solid vote of th.e Democrats if Black
burn will withdraw, and that he can also
pet the votes of bodi Poor and Edrington.
As Blackburn has the caucus nomination
it is concede.! by the advocates of this new
departure that it wiil bo impos dble to
elect any Democrat- unless Blackburn,
witb.tii.- s. He has no 5 only' the caicus
nomination, but friends in the iegiske.r.to
who will stand by him as long as he is ill
Condemned JHurdiTer Dies in Prison.
Sing Sing, N. Y., Feb. 3. William
Caesar, the condemned murderer, died sud
denly on Saturday in his cell at tho
state prison. Ciear. was sentenced by Re
corder Goti on June X?5, 1SD5, and the day
of his execution sec for July 29 of the samo
year, lie was convicted of having mur
dered a young colored woman, Mary Mar
tin, with whom he had lived, ami whoso
terribly mutilated body wa? found in an
inclosure adjoining the Greenwich Sav
ings bank, at Sixth avenue and Waverly
place, New York city. The murder and
mutilation caused great excitement, and
it was some time before the murderer was
captured. His conviction followed and
the case was taken to the court of appeals,
where it has since been pending.
Ilroker Chapman Sentenced.
Washington, Feb. 3. Elverton R. Chap
man, the Nevv York broker recently con
victed in the criminal court of the District
of Columbia of refusing to answer ques
tions propounded to him by a senate com
mittee of investigation as to alleged spec
ulations of United States senators in sugar
trust stocks, was on Saturday sentenced
to thirty days' imprisonment in the dis
trict jail and a fine of 530. Notice of ap
peal to the court of appeals was at onco
given, and Chapman was released on bail
pending the result of the appeal.
Sudden Death of a Retired Navy Officer.
Washington, Feb. 3. Lieutenant Com
mander Robert E. Carmody, of the navy,
died suddenly at his home in Georgetown,
yesterday. He was appointed to the navy
from New York on Sept. 29, 18K), and re
ceired the rank of lieutenant commander
Feb. 28, 1890. He was retired June 6, 1895.
Hyams Brothers Iave Canada.
Toronto, Feb. 3. The brothers Dallas
and Harry Hyams, who were released on
Saturday on $1,530 cash bail, to appear be
fore the police magistrate here tomorrow,
left at noon yesterday for New York on a
special train, accompanied by Wellman.of
Wellman & Gooch, their New York coun
sel. Toronto detectives believe the brothers
will forfeit their bond, and that they will
not be again seen in Canada.
' Colonel Coit Acquitted.
Cclumpi's, O , Feb. 3. Colonel W. II.
Coit, who commanded the. Fourteenth
Ohio regiment while protecting a prisoner
in the jail ac Washington Court House,
about two years ago, and fired upon the
mob, killing five of its members and
checking the unruly gang, has been ac
quitted. This was his second trial.
Prime Ferdinand May Abdicate.
St. FETEiisuL'SiG, Feb. 1. It is asserted
in Slavophile circles that the Bulgarian
question is approaching a solution, and
that Prince Ferdinand's abdication is only
ft matter of time.
Japanese Liver Pelletts draw the
blood from the head to the stomach
thereby curing sick headache and
cleansing the complexion. Fifty doess,
25 cents at Hargraves.
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