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HIS HEAD TORN OFF, Awful Death of Eenry W. Lord, the Well-Known North Dakotan. He Is Killed in a Railroad Ac cident a Mile East of Butte. A Young St. Paul Couple o n Their Wedding Tour Are Among the Injured. The Accident Results From a Freight Train Running Into a Sleeper. Special to the GloDe. BUTTE, Mont., Jan. 25.— At 2:15 o'clock this afternoon a Northern Pa cific through sleeper one mile east of this city was struck by a Northern Pa cific freight. The sleeper had been dropped at the point where it was to be transferred to the Montana track and •HbiVRY h/'LoRD • taken on to Garrison. For some reason the switch engine did not appear for about twenty minutes, and before it could couple on to the car the freight came down and struck the car with scarcely an instant's warning. Hon. Henry Vv r . Lord, of Devil's Lake North Dakota, was instantly killed. He had seen the danger, and was about to jump from the car when the crash oc curred. The top of his head was torn off, and portions of the scalp, Drains and the tongue were strewn along the track. One leg was cut off. Mr. Lord was a prominent politician cf North Da kota, and is said to have formerly been a congressman from Michigan. A letter in his pocket, evidently written on the train, was addressed to Mrs. H. W. Lord, No. 51 Elizabeth street, Detroit, Mich. More than $500 was found on his person, and a draft for f2,100. He was on his way to San Francisco. Eight others were injured. Mr. ami Mrs. Allen F. Cook were on their wedding trip going from St. Paul to Seattle. They had rushed for the door. Mr. Cook reached the ground and held out his arms to catch his wife, when the car was struck. Mrs. Cook received two wounds in the fore head and a wrenched ankle, but her wounds are not serious. Mr. and Mrs. John P. Cotterell, of Dayton, 0., were also on the car and were badly bruised and cut about the head and body, but think their injuries are not dangerous. S. B. Calderhead, general agent of the Montana Union railroad, was the worst injured, his back being strained, be sides severe injuries on the head. The injuries will not prove fatal. Mrs. S. B. Calderhead's shoulder was disloca ted, her knee wrenched and a scalD wouud inflicted on the left side of her head. They live in Butte. The freight train was drawn by two engines. The engineers and firemen of both engines jumped. Tim Donoghue, engineer, had his leg broken; David M. Lourey, en gineer, had his ankle sprained and face badly cut. and Charles Keed, fireman, had his ankle sprained. DID THEY QUARREL? frank J. Curtin Kills Himself After an Interview. San Francisco, Jan. 25.— Frank J. Curtin, purser of the steamer Umatilla, which runs between San Francisco and Puget sound ports, shot himself through the head in his stateroom on the steamer last night. He was taken to the receiving hospital, but died in a short time. Curtin arrived at the Umatilla's dock soon after 10 o'clock last night. He was accompanied by a woman, and they went aboard the steamer together, and entered Curtin's stateroom, where they remained about twenty minutes. The woman then left in a coupe, and Curtin, after talking pleasantly for a few moments with an officer of the steamer Santa Cruz, went back to his stateroom. Three minutes later a pistol shot was heard in his room, and Curtin was found on the floor with a bullet wound in his head. lie was removed at once to the hospital, but died, not regaining con sciousness. The woman "who accom panied him to the steamer has disap peared. It has been learned that Curtin has been very attentive to the woman, who came here from Victoria, B. C, on the last voyage of the Umatilla, and from information furnished by the clerk of the Lick house it is believed the woman's name is Mrs. A. Raymond. There was nothing found among Cur tin's effects to indicate the cause of his suicide. EIGHT BAD MEN. A Jailer's Narrow Escape From Instant Death. Cleveland, Term., Jan. 25.— A des perate attempt at jail delivery occurred at this place last night. When Sheriff Duff unlocked the door of a cage he was seized by two of the eight men confined therein and a pistol taken from him. A lamp was knocked out of his hand and a desperate fight ensued, one man against eight. The plucky officer drew another pistol and firing began. Tlie prisoner who had Duff's pistol put it full lv the officer's face and fired it, but the bullet missed its mark, although the sheriff was badly powder-burued. Duff ivrenched the weapon away and was master of the situation, and locked up the unruly inmates ol the cell. Scores DAILY ST. PAUL GLOBE of citizens, armed with guns and pistols, flocked to the jail, but their aid was uot needed. Died From the Cold. Rock Springs, Wyo., Jan. Will iam Mosgrove, mayor of Rock Spriugs, went thirty or forty miles up on the mountains last Thursday with Charles Williams on a deer hunt. They returned Saturday morning at 11 o'clock, and at 4 o'clock Mosgrove was a corpse. The camping out in the severe climate up on the mountains was too much for him. and the suffering he endured on the way and after he got home is said by those present to havp been terrible be yond description. Mr. Mosgrove was one of the old landmarks of this mining camp, and for many years kept the American house, the pioueer hotel of this place. • Demons and Dynamite. Bluefield, W. Va., Jan. 25.— The fourtli instance in which houses in this vicinity have been blown up with dyna mite occurred here last night. The home of James Collins was demolished Thursday night, Moses Henry's store was partially wrecked the same night, and William Roan's dwelling was de molished and several persons injured. Three arrests have been made as a re sult of the explosion last night. The town is terrorized. "West Virginia Regulators. Wheeling, W. Va., Jan. 25.— The Red Men, a band of regulators, after being quiet for a long time, have again shown their peculiar species of author ity. Last night thirty disguised men look John Barber and James Ballard from their homes in Witt county, tied them to trees and 'beat them unmerci fully. Oscar Keller, oue of'tho baud, has been arrested. Distillery Burned. Peoiua, 111., Jan. 25.— At 4 o'clock this morning the Hamburg distillery, at Pekin, was burned and is a total loss. The plant was valued at '885,000," and the warehouse contained spirits wortii $20,000. The cause of the fire is not known. The loss is fully covered by insurance. Blaze at Spokane. Spokane Falls. Wash.. Jan. 25.— The Green block, a two-story brick building, burned last night. Loss, $61, --000; insurance, $55,000. THE DEVEREAUX BLAMELESS, But The Folsom is Liable for Big Damages. ~~ Cleveland, 0., Jan. 25.— Judge Ricks, of the United States district court, gave judgment in favor of libel lants in the case of the collision be tween the steamers J. H. Devereaux and Alexander Folsom in St. Mary's river, in August. The Devereaux was held blameless. The decisiou was based upon the testimony of Captains Kelly and Mallory, summoned as ex perts. It admits such a thing as suction, in the channel described, caused by two steamers passing each other, and asserts that the violent sheer of the Devereaux was due to this suction. This "suction under such circumstances, the judge holds, is so well known to navisrators that the master of the schooner Mitch ell, in tow of the Folsom should have anticipated and guarded against the danger of collision from that cause. He also expresses the opinion that with the wind blowing from the quarter stated, it was gross negligence on the part of the master of the Folsom to have towed his consorts through the chan nel of Lake George in St. Mary's river with sails set and drawing, and that the speed of the Folsom and tow was too great, increasing the suction. The Devereaux was managed with skill and prudence, and is exculpated. H. F. Carleton is named as commissoner to report the amount of damage to the Devereaux. The amount claimed is $18,000. _ MORE PEOPLE WANTED. Money to Get People to North Da kota. Special to the Globe. Fargo, N. D., Jan. 25.— The board of trade will meet this morning to con 'Siderthe immigration scheme advanced by President Hill, of the Great North ern, in this morning's Argus. Presi dent Hill proposes to raise $5,000 in St. Paul, the same amount in Minneapolis, and the same amount from counties and towns on both sides of Red river in the ; valley. To this $15,000 Mr. Hill agrees ! to add another $15,000. making a fund of $30,000. and then proposes that 100 farmers of the Red river valley shall be selected, and sent East to advertise the advantages of the Northwest. The Grand Forks Business Men's association will be requested to take hold of the matter, and a boom of immigration to the Northwest is expected. ■ Answered by McQueary. Canton, 0., Jan. 25.— Rev. Howard McQueary, in a sermon to-night, re plied to the sermon of Father Ignatius, the monk, delivered at New York a week ago. He said the latter had at tacked Heber Newton over his shoul ders, saying both he and Rev. McQueary should be expelled from church, while in reality Father Ignatius himself had been denied the privilege of preaching in his own country, and only through the courtesy of the bishop of New York had he been granted that right here. ' — . . They Are Secret Societies. Galena, 111., Jan. 25.— Rev. G. Klin edworth,pastor of the Lutheran church at Schappville, one of the largest relig ious organizations in Jo Daviess county, has forbiddeu communicants of his par ish from becoming members of either the Grand Army of the Republic or the Farmers' Mutual Benefit association on the ground that they are secret societies, to which orthodox Lutheranism is strictly opposed. The edict was made public" this forenoon, and is said to have created no little excitement among the members of the church. Will Hold a Fair. Special to the Globe. Rochester, Minn., Jan. 25.— At the annual meeting of the Olmsted County Agricultural society the following officers were elected: President, M. Burns; vice president, J. D. Fuller; sec retary, A. T. Stebbins; treasurer, T. H. Titus; executive committee, O. T. Dick erman, William Brown, Martin Bren nan, F. L. V. Mount, O. M. Ormund. It was voted to hold a fair uext fall in con nection with the Southern Minnesota Fair association in this city. American Jews Protest. Omaha, Neb., Jan. r 25.— A meeting of Hebrews, consisting of many of the leading citizens of that '. faith, was held . heie to-day, and it was decided to '■ re quest the Nebraska" representatives in congress, to use all efforts to secure a protest on the part of the United States against the treatment accorded Jews by Itussia and the Russian government. OGLESBYJUT OF IT. Uncle Dick Ready to Admit That He Cannot Be Elected. The Republicans are Dissatis fied and in a Measure Disorganized. "Long" Jones Engaged in Circulating Some Very Rank Yarns. Dp. Moore, of the Alliance Trio, Pairs With Jo seph Adams. Springfield, 111., Jan. 25.— The man ager* of Uncle Dick Oglesby's senatorial campaign are nearly ready to admit that it has been a failure, and that Gen. Palmer's election is all but assured. When Uncle Dick started for Elkhart Thursday night he gave as his reason for going that he had had enough of a fight in which he was bound to be the under dog to the finish. His fol lowers all share his belief. For two days they have done but little else but try and reach some sort of an under standing with the chairman of the Dem ocratic, steering committees, so as to bring about a cessation of hostilities until after Tuesday, and thus keep down the bald fact that your uncle is, meta phorically speaking, "in the soup." But they have failed. The Democrats are full of right and will have nothing else. The Republicans, on the other hand, are dissatisfied and in a measure disorganized. The two cau cuses which were held Thursday to dis cipline recalcitrants who were not will ing to sacrifice personal considerations for the mere sake of prolonging a Losing and Costly fight did not have the effect it was in tended they should have. Republican members clamored all day Saturday for a chance to get away, and as a good many of them cannot by any combina tion of circumstances get back in time to vote Monday they have been a source of no end of worry to their leaders. Some of them have been persuaded to postpone their departure, but the rest declared they would go, no matter what happens. Gen. Palm er's men will all be back bright and early Monday morning, and when the joint session roll is called 101 Democrats will answer to their names. The stories that are now receiving such wide circu lation to the effect that there is open dissatisfaction among them are without foundation, so far as surface indications show. They can be traced to "Long" Jones, chairman of the Republican state cen tral committee, who. for reasons of his own, believes that this is the most ef fective way of fighting Gen. Palmer. Ever since Jones cames to Springfield he has not lost an opportunity to say that there are members of The Chicago Delegation who have told him that they will not stand by Gen. Palmer beyond a certain time, which they themselves will fix. Mr. Jones discreetly refuses to tell the names of the men that he has in his mind, but nevertheless his stories have beeu seized upon with avidity by the reporters of Republican or gans and printed in detail. Inquiry has proved that there is no foun dation whatever for them and that they comprise only a small part of the am munition the big cnairmau hopes to fire in defense of his policy, "Anything to beat Palmer." Jones has done many unique things since he has been here, and Republicans as well as Demo crats have enjoyed more than one hearty laugh at his antics, but with a nerve that is almost mammoth in its proportions he has proudly claimed the credit for every clever bitof strat egy that his side has Derformed. Palmer sentiment is as enthusiastic as ever to night, and there does not seem to be much doubt but that that the campaign will be brought to a close in a short time. Gen. Palmer is Serenely Confident and so are his intimate friends and ad mirers. The gallant way in which the Democrats have stood together on every party question, as well as in the sena torial fight, must have surprised the wise prophets who, less than a month a£o, were predicting that the veteran would not poll his full party strength on any one ballot. He will con tinue to get 101 votes as long as the deadlock lasts. About one-halt of jJie members of the house and senate hsrve left for St. Louis and Chicago. The other half is still here and will remain over Sunday. There will be abso lute neutrality until Monday, for most of the leaders are gone, and, besides, there does not seem to be any disposition on the part of either Demo crats or Republicans to change the pres ent situation. The three farmers are in town. Mr. Cockrell was around the Leland to-night, and In talking with a friend he said he going home sure next Friday. Moore Pairs with Adams. The senatorial situation was given a new phase last night when Dr. Moore, the leader of the farmer trio, volun teered to pair with Joseph Adams, the Christian county Democrat, whose left eye will have to be removed to save the right one. The doctor's offer was accept ed by the Democratic leaders, and he readily signed a written agree ment not to vote similar to the one that Senator Fuller would not let Parson Weedon sign dur ing the afternoon. Adams will proceed to Chicago at once, place himself under the care of an oculist and have the deli cate and painful operation performed. How long he will be gone cannot even be conjectured, but it seems reasonably certain, from tne plans of the Repub licans based on this new develop ment, that there will be no elec tion of a United States senator until he is able to return to his seat and vote. Senator Fuller says that while Adams is away the Republicans will not vote at all, which maneuver simply means that there can be no quorum. Even if Cockrell and Taubeneck were to vote with the Democrats there can be no election, because the total strength they could thus muster would amount to only 102 votes, or just one-half of the total in both houses. Springfield doctors who have examined Adams' eye say he cannot possibly get back in less than a week, and they are inclined to believe that it may be two or three weeks. The plan of having the operation performed in the state house was abandoned from motives of sym pathy for the old man. Won the Championship. H. Davidson won the championship of Minnesota as a skater at the match yesterday afternoon, Bofiuer coming in ST. PAUL, MINN.. MONDAY MORNING, JANUARY 26, 1891. second and Palmer third. Mettie heldr ] second place until the ninth lap, whrfn he broke a blood vessel and dropped out of the race. The time was 17:17 for the live miles. OVER NIAGARA PALLS. An Intoxicated Man Meets a Snd den Death. - Niagara Falls, N. V., Jan. 25.— Shortly after 5 o'clock last evenimr Henry Highland, the keeper of Goat island, saw a man come to the bridge, and start up the island hill toward the falls. The man made no reply to the keeper's challenge, but when asked what hotel he was stopping at replied "Vendome." The man was intoxicated, and Highland said ;he would go over to the main shore with him. Just as they reached the bridge^ the stranger broke away and, running a few steps, jumped over the bridge lead ing from Bath island to Goat island into the rapids. The water being shallow the man clambered out oii to a cake of ice and reached the pier. He refused all assist ance, however, and plunged into a swift current, and was carried down out of sight. He probably passed over the falls. He was about twenty years old, nearly six feet tall, well dressed in dark clothes, with long, dark overcoat and silk hat. He uttered no word except; "Vendome" during all the time. Cleveland, 0., Jan. 25.— is sup posed that the Niagara Falls suicido was C. E. Stanley, of this city. Oi •" " TROY'S POLLUTION Causes an Epidemic of Typhoid Fever in Albany. ;.-/ <■ Albany, N. V., Jan. 25.— Much un easiness is felt here over the prevalence of typhoid fever. There are eighty cases in the city proper, twelve of which were reported yesterday, and many deaths have already oc curred from this cause. The fever is of a violent type in most of the cases. The alarm, however, is not because of either the number of cases or their vir ulency, but on account of their location. Only two of the patients reside east of Pearl street, where more than a fifth of the city's 100,000 inhabitants have homes. All the others are .in the district west of Pearl street. An investigation puts the drainage factor out of the question, and the only other probable cause of the fever is the . water supply. All that part of the city west of Pearl street uses Hudson river water, east of Pearl street being sup plied from the new reservoir built by the special water commission and filled with water collected far beyond the city limits. The water, supply ques tion has been hotly discussed here, and , this outbreak of deadly fever is plainly attributable to the river water. The efforts of tl:e old commission to force another pumping station on the city will be fought to a. final defeat during! the present year. They have-asserted' that the 8,000,000 gallons' cf sewage which Troy empties into the river daily but six miles above Albany, to which must ,be added as much more from other cities and towns on the upper Hudson is eliminated by natural purification before Albany is reached.; Tne present outbreak of fever seems to | refute this statement and to prove that the water is absolutely unfit for drink- \ ing purposes. The fever has also broken '\ out in Troy. One family named Ander- i son has buried several children within the week, besides the mother and the remaining children are stricken with the fever. ', ...,_■ V" >^-M JOHN J. DAVIS DEAD. The Well-Known Coke Man Passes Away. Corning, N. V., Jan. 25.— John J. Davis, a prominent citizen of Tioga, Pa., and superintendent of the Tioga coke works for the Fall Brook Coal com pany, died at his home Saturday niglit. after a term of sickness covering a ueriod of three months. His ailment was an organic disease affect ing the spleen. Many prominent phy sicians from New York state and Penn sylvania have been in attendance upon him for weeks, but witliouc avaii. Mr. Davis was born in South Wales in 1837. At the age of twelve years he immi grated to this country with his mother, his father having been killed in the mines. Coming to Scranton, Pa., he joined his brother in the mines. His practical ability attracted the attention of his employers, and he was at an early age placed in chargeof extensive opera tions in developing the anthracite de posits in the vicinity of Scranton. Davis was finally engaged by the Old Salt company, of Syracuse, to develop its bituminous coal deposits, located at what is now the town of Morris, in Tioga county, Pa. In 1876 Mr. Davis was made superintendent of the Arnot mines, then owned and operated by the Blossbunr Coal company. He continued in that capacity until the property was purchased by the New York, Lake Erie & Western company, at the same time carrying on extensive coal explorations and making many notable developments. He had long been recognized as a re liable authority pertaining to coke de posits. He leaves a family of several children. A CRISIS APPROACHING. The Republicans Have a Scheme to Shut Off Senate Debate. Washington, Jan. 25.— The legisla tive day began in the senate last Wednesday, the 21st, has not yet closed, as no adjournment has taken place, the intermissions of rest being in the shape of recess. A recess was taken last evening until to-morrow at 11 o'clock, when Senator Morgan will re sume his speech against the closure rule. The Republicans have a plan by ; which they intend to shut off debate on this question either Tuesday or Wedues- ! day. What the plan is Senator Alclrich will not disclose, as he does not intend i letting the Democrats into his secrets, j It is asserted that Vice President Mor- i ton has braced up and is willing to adopt any arbitrary method suggested by which the interminable talk of the Democrats can be stopped. So far Mr. Aldnch has had a majority with him and he expects to have it on the final vote on the rule. There is little cred ence placed in the story that Senator Ingalls has entered into a compact with Senator Gorman, whereby the latter will insure Jlngalls' re-election through Democratic votes-ou the agreement that Ingalls will kill the cloture rule and the elections bill. A story to that effect ap pears in one of the New York papers this morning. Senator Ingalls' pro nounced aversion to Democrats, it is agreed, would forever prevent him from making any such treasonable agree ment. Many Were Injured. London, Jan. 25.— At Greenock the railroad strikers became riotous this morning at 2 o'clock, and a serious en counter with the police resulted in many injuries on both sides. The Louisville Entries. Louisville, Ky., Jan. 25.— The entries for the stake events of the spring meeting at Louisville Jockey club will be published to-morrow. The six events show an increase .of eighty-three. HARDEN OR SEWARO. One of These Will Be the Next Senator From South Dakota. The Republicans May Secede and Organize a Separate House. Kansas Alliance Men to Go After Ingalls' Scalp To- Night. W. A. Harris, an Ex-Confed erate, a Leading Candi date for Senator. Special to the Globe. Piehke, S. D., Jan. 25.— Considerable speculation hss been indulged in to-day regarding a new turn in the senatorial situation. The fusionists are strongly talking of fixing on either J.W. Harden or Speaker Seward as their choice, and let the ballot determine the strongest to-morrow without a caucus. It is said nearly if not all the Democratic and Independent members have agreed to vote for the one of these who shows up the greatest vote on joint ballot. Harden is of De mocratic pedi gree, while Seward has always figured in politics as a free lance. Moody takes his evident defeat, caused by the un seating of the Lawrence county mem bers, coolly, and desires to remain the caucus nominee of the Republicans until he or some other one is named. Senator Pettigrew, who has been here laboring earnestly in Moody's behalf, is said to feel worse over the situation than Moody. There is still strong talk of the Republican members of the house seceding and organizing a separate body, though the more conservative re gard this action as revolutionary. COOKING INGALLS' GOOSE. The Farmers Doing It to the Queen's Taste. Topeka, Kan., Jan. 25.— Senator In galls was right when he remarked in his speech last night that the battle was on. It was on. and no truce was declared over Sunday. The Farmers' Alliance was busy all day. None of the members went home, taking advantage of the Sunday vacation. They were all needed at the caucuses and they were all on hand. Most important action was de cided upon to-day. That was the un seating of two Republican representa- I tives, reducing ingalls' forces by that er. The committee on privi . .uges and elections met early this morning to consider the two contested • election cases which still remain to be disposed of. They were the cases of Reedy, Alliance, against Boyer, Repub lican, from Lyons county, and Maxwell, J Alliance, against Rood, Republican, from Marion county. Boyer was de clared elected by seven majority, and I Rood and Maxwell were tied. The com • mittee remained in session until noon, when it agreed upon a report. The committee is composed of four Alliance, two Republicans and one Democrat. The majority reported that the sitting members were elected by fraud and the corruption of votes and recommends that the contestants be given their seats. Speaker Elder, of the house, was in formed of the committee's de cision. He immediately called a caucus of the Alliance members. The caucus was, as usual, secret. It was brief, however. From one of the mem bers it was learned that it had unani mously decided to adopt the majority repoit of the committee the first thing at to-morrow's session, and seat the con testants in time to give them a vote on the senatorial question the following day. This action will increase the vote of the Alliance in joint ballot to ninety four and will reduce the Republican i vote to sixtj'-four. The Alliance will then have thirty plurality over the Re publicans and a majority of twenty-one overall. It will require eighty-three votes in joint ballot to elect. The Alliance members are garrulous enough when they are approached on contemplated legislation, but when it cemes to the senatorial question they are as dumb as the sphinx. They de cline to say anything definite regarding the caucus of last night. They do say, however, that no agreement was reached. Speaker Elder denies the re port that a ballot was taken last night and that W. A. Harris, the stock raiser of Leaven wortii county, received fifty one votes. He says no ballot was taken and that the claims of the various can didates only were considered. There will be no further caucus until to-mor row night, when it is expected aw agree ment will be reached. The Alliance men are all confident they will elect an Alliance man on the first ballot to succeed Mr. In galls. No one dares predict who lie may be, Speaker Elder said to-day that by no possible means could Mr. In galls "be re-elected. Ninety-one mem bers, he said, were honor bound to vote against Mr. Ingalls, and he had no doubt that the two new members to be sealed in the places of the Republican iucum bents would also give their pledges to the same effect. It was at last night's caucus that these pledges were given. After the caucus candidates had pressed their claims it was decided to defer bal loting until Monday, but a resolution was adonted and signed by all the mem bers declaring that the subscribers to the document would vote to the last against Mr. lugalls. It seems to be the general opinion that W. A. Harris ana John Willets now have the luad over the other Alliancee candidates. Mr. Harris is an ex-Con federate and served through the war on Gen. Lee's staff. This fact has preju diced some eighteen or twenty old sol diers against Frfm, and were it not for that it is generally believed he could win the prize hands down. John Wil lets' stock was looking up to-day. He is making no canvass for the place and his boom is a sort of an undercurrent affair. The other candidates have about held tf*eir opponents. All was activity at Mr. Ingall's headquarters to-day. His friends from all over the state are here, volunteer recruits in his service. He held numerous conferences with them to-day. They say Mr. Ingalls will suc ceed himself. The Alliance, they say, will be unable to agree udou a candi date and enough votes finally will go to Mr. Ingalls to elect him. The senator was visible to-day to all callers. He would ha-ve nothing to say, however, about the senatorial question to report ers. Preparing for Service. Sax Francisco. Cal,, Jan. 25.— The revenue cutter Bear is beiug fitted for sea here, and work on her is progress ing rapidly. The most siguilicaut change that is being made in strengthening of her is the spar deck, cutting porthole 3 in sides and putting down gun carriages for two long four-inch rifles. CINCHED BY CHICAGOANS. A Mexican Engineer Who Is Out ; $1,200. Chicago, Jan. 25.— A morning paper says: Another gigantic scheme in which .C. B. ; Holmes was the prime mover is shaking. A year and a half ago Carlos Zaremba came here from the City of Mexico, and in company with Mr. Holmes organized tho American & Mexican Investment company under the laws of the state, with a capital stock of $3,500,000. The following di rectors were selected : W. P. Williams, W. B. Williams, C. B. Holmes, Matt Pinkerton, G. C. Miller and William Armstrong. W. P. Williams was elect ed president; C. B. Holmes, vice pres ident and W. B. Williams, secretary and treasurer. The company then pro ceeded to issue 35,000 shares of stock at §100 a share. Just how much of this stock was taken by Chicago capitalists, Engineer J. G. Parks, of Guanajato, Mexico, is anxious to learn. Mr. Parks is now in the city, and the object of his visit -is to collect a claim of .$1,228 against the company. This, he says, is due him for salary as engineer of Gua najato zone, or mining district, and for money which he paid from his own purse as wages to the fourteen men em ployed by him. Cailos Zaremba bought five mineral zones from the Mexican government, giving $5,000 on each as se curity. Each one covers a territory of 400 square miles. They are designated by the names of Guanajato, Za catecas, San Luis Potosi, San Fil ipe and Victoria. Tney, are all located within 200 miles of the City of Mexico. The conditions under which the concessions were made by the Mexi can government were that §250,000 should be expended on each zone within five years, and that a certain number of men should . be employed. This gave the Amerieau & Mexican In vestment company. the first right to ex plore the section of couutry aud selecj thirty claims free. The company was supposed to raise the money in Chicago, but Mr. Parks says he has seen none of it. He called upon Mr. Holmes, but that gentlemen denied having been con nected with the company in any way. His next recourse was to bring suit against the comjjany, and he has al ready taken steps in that direction. Mr. Parks says if the Mexican government becomes aware of the fact that the men are not paid, the concessions granted to the company will be revoked. ■•■" ■ THE BARRUNDIA INCIDENT. Ex-Minister Mizner Discusses It ' at Length. San Francisco, Jan. 25.— Ex-Mini ster to Guatemala L. B. Mizner arrived in this city from Mazatlan yesterday on the Pacific Mail steamer San Jose. He had, he stated, written out a full ac counts of the facts about the death of Barrundia, but as yet he was not cer tain that it would not be a breach of dipolmatic ethics to make it public un til he had seen the authorities iv Wash ington. He said he thought Mr. Blame was not the author of the letter he re ceived from the state department,cen suring his conduct in* the matter, but that it had . been . written by a subaltern, and signed by the: sec retary of state without careful perusal. Prior to the death of Gen. Barrundia, Minister Mizner had procured his safe conduct out of Guatemala, "it was im possible for me to think of giving all my personal attention to the Barrundia mat ter," said the ex-minister, "as the in terests of the United States and the peace of five republics seemed to de mand all my time and attention just at this moment. On Aug. 26 the basis of peace was finally agreed upon, and I could see that my labors were about to be rewarded. The day before that Gen. Barrundia entered Guatemala on the Acapulco. In finally advising Capt. Pitts to surrender the rebel, 1 believe I acted in strict accord with all the precedents and with international law." Mr. Mizner described Barrundia as a common criminal, who was wanted for other crimes than those of a political nature. The reports that Mizner's life was in danger after the killing of the rebel general were characterized as utter falsehoods. He said last night that he had never gone armed. He had no escort, and had never asked for one. He says he hopes to explain his course in the matter to the satisfaction of all and to his own vindication. He will re maiu in this city for the present, and then proceed to Washington to state his case to the secretary. Mr. Mizner is not over-sanguine that the treaty between the five republics will last long. Both Guatemala and Salvador are now buying arms and ammunition in Europe, and iv other ways preparing for war that he thinks will not be long delayed. COAL TAXES. An Important Supreme Court De cision Upon Them. St. Louis, Jan. 25.— The decision of the supreme court of Illinois affirming the decision of the St. Clair county court, in the suit of James D. Baker, collector, against The Consolidated Coal Company, of St. Louis, to collect taxes on veins of coal, will result in thousands of dollars annually being paid into the St. Clair county treasury. It also estab lishes a precedent throughout the state upon a point which has never hereto fore been brought before a court of law. Collector Baker in 1890 notified the Con solidated Coal company that they would be obliged to pay taxes upon veins of coal supposed to exist in certain lands, the mining right of which was ownea by them. ■ The ; coai ; company refused upon the ground that the value of the veins was not known. Suit was brought to collect delinquent taxes, and Judge Hay decided in favor of the county, -holding that the tax paid by the owner of the surface did not pay for any sup posititious veins of mineral. An appeal was- taken to the supreme court, which has affirmed Judge Hay's decision. ' » — COKE REGION STRIKE. One Will Be Inaugurated in a Few Days. Pittsburg, Pa., Jan. Prepara tions are being made by the Knights o£ ; Labor of the Connellsville coke region' and their employers, the coke operators, for a prolonged and desperate wage struggle. From '. present indications ■ neither side will concede sufficient to Imake an amicable settlement possible. The annual convention; of the men closed at Scottdale last night withadis-. cussion of ' the wage .'"question, and it was decided to notify the operators that they must meet them by Feb. 2 to con-; fer, : otherwise "_ a strike involving the O entire - region ':,'■ would be : de clared on the : 10th *of February. The operators continue to declare " that thedemands of the men are ridiculous. They claim the workers ; snould accept a decrease' instead of asking for: an ; in crease in wages. The heavy^consumers of r: coke ; are plainly expecting a strike, ; and are accnmulatiug i coke ; in Jquanti ' ties away ahead •; of .". the : necessities •'. of immediate consumption. A strike ,in the coke • regions will involve 12,000 men. GOTHAM J[ GLOOM, The Metropolis Is Visited by the Greatest Storm of the Year. Telegraphy, Telephone and Electric Light Wires Fall by Thousands. The Great City Without Light and in a Maze of Con fusion. New Jersey and Other Neigh boring States Touched by the Storm. New York, Jan. 25.— The storm which set in at 11 o'clock last night and continued until noon to-day was the severest of the season thus far. About six inches of snow fell, and it was of the wet, clinging kind that fastened itself to everything it touched, loading trees until they were shorn of their branches or fell prostrate with their trunks snapped off as though tl'ey had been mere twigs, and clinging to the electric wires until they gave way under the pressure, and broke in all directions or until the poles on which they were strung fell, crushed by the immense weight. The poles fell across street and against houses, blocking all traffic on the form er, and threatening [death and dustruction to the latter and their in mates. At daylight this morning the work of destruction had commenced, and it continued until the snowfall ceased at noon, when the wrecks of trees and telegraph poles were to be found on every street, while ir regular festoons of wire were hanging on every hand, and detached lengths of wire were strung on every sidewalk. No such work of destruction has been known since the great blizzard of March, 1888, and it is a question if that mem orable storm was more serious in its effects upon the telegraph poles and wires of the city. Early in the morning telegraphic and telephonic connections were broken, and, while the snow did not otter a bar to railroad traffic, the Prostrate Poles and fallen wires prevented the running of cars on many streets, and even the elevated railroad trains were compelled to move cautiously and were often brought to a stop by the wires that had fallen across the tracks. The police and fire departments were especial sufferers. All wire connections between the var ious police stations and the central of fice were broken and recourse was had to messengers. The fire department cir cuits were generally broken, and as no alarms could be sent out excepting on a very few circuits, patrols of firemen were established throughaut the city. Men were set to repair damage at once, and these two most important of the city departments will soon have their telegraph service restored. The same may be said of the telegraph, telephone and electric light companies, all of which had their full ef fective force engaged all day- Many quarters of the city would be wrapped in darkness this evening but for the fortunate circumstance that the moon is nearly full and supplies in part the lack of the electric lights, none of which were working in any portion of the city except in some sections in the Harlem district. Early this evening Act ing Superintendent of Police Byrnes is sued a general ord*r calling upon the po lice to use extraordinary vigilance during the night, as the criminal class might be disposed to take advantage of the disastrous condition of affairs ami com mit depredations against -life and prop erty. Up to this writing no intelligence has been received of any disastrous fires or overt acts. A partial list only can be given of The Accidents. caused by the storm. At about 9 o'clock this morning seven huge telegraph poles on Fourth avenue, between One Hundred and Twenty-first and One Hundred and Twenty-filth streets, were broken off close to the ground, falling with a great crash into the cut of the New York Central railroad, ef fectually blocking the track. Fortu nately no train was passing at the time, but the train for Feekskill, which left the Grand Central depot at 9 o'clock, had a narrow .escape as it came thundering out of the Yorkville tunnel just as the accident occurred and was stopped by a signal at 110 th street. It was nearly two hours before the wreckage was cleared away and traffic on the road was resumed. Early in the morning an immense tree that stood in front of No. 210 East Broadway fell into the street, narrowly escaping a car that was loaded with passengers. In its descent it struck the telegraph vires and carried down a lot of f*>les. All the telegraph poles on Seventh avenue, from Forty-second street to Fifty-ninth street, fell, cover ing the avenue with wires and the frag ments of the poles. The heavy poles on Fifty-ninth street, from Eighth avenue to Eleventh avenue, suffered the same fate. One ot the poles would have crushed the entrance porch of the Roosevelt hospital but for the sustain ing strength of the wires running to the next pole, which fell in an opposite direction. The" pole at the corner of Fifty ninth street and Ninth avenue fell upon the ele vated station at that point and partially crushed it, but hurt no one. At 7:30 o'clock in the morning a line of West ern Uniomeighty-foot poles fell with a crash, carrying not less than 150 singie wires and two cables two inches thick, with from forty to seventy-rive wires in them, to the "ground. The cross bars scraped the sides of the Brown Stone Flat* on the south side of the street 83 they fell and shook the buildings to their very foundations. The fall made a sound like thunder, startling people for blocks away. Many of the enor mous poles were broken in three pieces and the cross arms were shattered. The houses were so blockaded by tne wreck that until near midday ingress or egress was impossible. Several poles fell against the Union Square hotel, Fifteenth street and Fourth avenue, doing some little damage to the building. The entire line of poles on the west side of Park ave nue, from Fifty-ninth street to Seventy ninth street, went down, encumbering both street and sidewalk. The poles on One Hundred and Twenty-fifth street, between First and Third avenues and between Ninth and Tenth avenues, are down. The debris blocked the One Hundred and Twenty-fifth street cable road for several hours. XO. 26. At an early hour this morn« ing a telegraph wire broke in front of 115 Chambers street and fell across an electric light wire and re ceived its current. The wire fell on tho horses or an Eighth avenue car, and the deadly current killed one of them in stantly. Two or three files were caused, by the broken electric light wires, but were extinguished with trilling damage. The whole story of destruction will not be known until to-morrow, although it is believed tiiat providentially no human lives have been lost. The local signal service is to-night ignorant of the weather conditions out of New York because of the wreckage of tha wires. The highest velocity of the wind! to.day was thirty-five miles at 4 a. m. The storm opened in the Gulf of Mexico Friday. It increased in severity until it reached Cape ihuteras. The visita tion reached New York city at 10:45 with a rain which changed to suow at 11:45 p. in. The blinding snow contin ued to 10 a. m. to-day, and vine inches fell. It is thought that The Young Blizzard did not extend more than 100 miles irt« land. The Western Union is badly erippted by the storm, all wires being down but three.those being in the west ern circuit, connecting Albany, Roches ter, Buffalo and CJtfcago. The work of repair will take several days and the company will sutler more to-morrow, because of more business than to-day. One thousand men will leave the city to-night on the work of repairs. At I'eekskill this morning, a hoisted red signal was snowed under so as to con ceal its color and an express train crashed into the nose of a freight train in a (li-ei) cut. Engine crews jumped for their lives. No one was killed. One engine and five cars were demolished, iiiid travel delayed until this evening. Long Island is dead t<> the outer world. Mayor Grant has directed that the police throughout the city see to it that the electric current be not turned ou the various wires until the board of electrical control should certify that the wires aro safe. The dangerous condition becauso of the wreckage was the cause of the order. The storm of wind being off shore no damage to shipping Is reported. The police and lire forces are ordered to co-operate to suppress lire and crime. The storm extended over the entire re gion from Boston throughout the lower Eastern states, Southern New York, New Jersey, Delaware and tho south of Maryland. At 8 o'clock this morning there were but few wires running from the Western Union office, and at i) o'clock nearly every wire was rendered useless. At one time commu nication to Philadelphia, Albany and Boston was entirely cut olf. The wires to Albany were the (irst to resumo working, which was at 1 o'clock. Dur ing the day telegraphic matter was sent by train from here" to points in New England and .New Jersey to bo for* warded. Delayed by the Sturm. llAi.ir.w, X. S.,.Jan. 25.— The steam* er l'olj liesiiui, wliicli arrived to-iluy from Liverpool, was delayed nine hours oft the harbor this morning by a snow sloriu. DARK J HUSKY CITY. All the Electric l,i<jht Wires in at Hopeless Tangle. Jeksey City, Jan. 25. — The storm has made of Jersey City a buried town. There is not an effective wire to bo found, either telegraph, telephone, fire alarm or electric light, save submarine cables, to New York and Brooklyn. The isolation is complete. The same is true of Hoboken, Fallen poles and tangled wires cumber the streets in many places. The Western Union wires are dead on the West Shore railway, and the only hope south is said to be by the Jersey Central railway lines. All the poles on the vast Hackensack meadows are wrecked. The entire po lice and lire force in Jersey City and Hoboken are on duty to quell any tire, there being no alarm service. At one point 100 telephone wires are down and meshed with rained electric light wires. The city is dark save; for gas lamps In a limited area never lighted by electricity. The district messenger service is dead. By much delayed trains come reports of Otter prostration of all means of com munication in and from outlying towns through Jersey. IN PENNSYLVANIA. The Keystone State Also in a Bad Way. Habrt&BTTBQ, I'a., Jan. 25.— The east ern part of the state was visited by a severe snow storm last night a.id thin morning. Passengers from Philadel phia report the storm was very severe there, great havoc being done to the tel egraph and telephone wires, and tele graphic communication is practically suspended. The Western Union wires are working westward, but Philadelphia Heading ami Washington are shutout, while Baltimore and New York are being reached by a long and circuitous route. The i'ostal has no communica tion at all. Sixty breaks have been found to a point a few miles outside of here. It will take a month to repair all the telephone wires. It is feared tlio hisrh water in the Busquehanna will cause damage at certain points badly situated for a flood. Pittsbubo, Pa., Jan. 85.— There was no direct telegraphic communication be tween Plttaburg and points cast of Har nsburg to-nigiit. Two ganga of West ern Union linemen will leave I'ittsburg early in the morning to help repair tho breaks between ilarrisburg and Phlla* delphia. MAZEPPA ABUZK. A Minneeota Town's Second Firo in a Week. Special to the Globe. MAZKPPA, Minn., Jan. 26.-2 a. m.— This village is again visited with fire, this time on the business street. A. J. Taft's hardware store, Loskit's butcher shop, W. D. Little's drug store and Mrs. Schram's millinery store are burned. Zumbrota has been asked for help. At 1 o'clock the tire is undercon trol, and unless another outbreak oc curs nothing more will burn. His Head Crushed. Erik, I'a.. Jan. '-ix — The ice boat can nival this evening came, to a suddeft and tragic termination. Herman Fid ler had a party of friends out on the "whiz," ana a half-gale drove the craft at a terrific rate on to a log, which swia partially visible above the ice. Fldler, who was minding the tiller, had his head crushed and his legs broken. Death resulted a few hoars later. Benry Schaefer, who was also in the party, was badly hurt. Killed by a Train. STF.VEXsvir.t.K, Out., Jan. 25.— A Michigan Central train this aft. i struck a carriage containing lrv: ; and Ezra Moore, two well-known citi zens of Ft. Erie, Out. Moore was killed I ana Teal seriously injured.