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SCRANTON, PA., FRIDAY MORNJNG, FEBRUARY 8, 1901.
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FIRE AND WIND
They Created Terrible Havoc on
SEVEN BUILDINGS DESTROYED
Total Loss Will Not Be Much Less than Half
a Million of Dolkirs Building in Which
the Fire Started Was the Henvvood Stone
and Brick Structure in the Middle of the
Three Hundred Block Electric Wire Be
lieved to Have Started the Fire Thrilling
Experience of Harry Walsh Several Fire
men Injured Chief Zizelmann Says
Spread of Fire Was Due to Inadequate
Force of Water in the Mains.
One of tin most destructive llrcs In
the history of this city occurred yes
I. riluy ufternoon when flumes prac
tically destroyed seven of the largest
business places on the 300 block of
L.-iokawannu avenue, and consumed
property approximating almost half a
million of dollars. The buildings com
pletely destroyed were:
lie lfttnvo.sd !IO,OiO fcS.ttV)
'Hie M.Uthcwi eW.(Wi) irtK)
The Norton SO.OiO IVW
I lie Crano -WI.00O lU'tly.
The other buildings which, while par
tlully wrecked, though not as com
pletely as the ones named above are:
"Die fieldon k Walsh ...
'Hie K. Morris
riw S. Jlcirii ,
ones, and were compiled from approxi
mate statements made by the build
ing owners. Of all the buildings, that
owned by Oolden & Walsh, or Par
sons, in which were located Richards
iV: Wirth, suffered the least damage.
LOSS TO STOCK.
lots to the stock la as follows:
M. ,1. Iloran pne- $ i000
It. Moms k Co CO.OOO pi.liort
ii.-tir (lramb lO.mrt S.OAl
Pr. C. II. TlUm "M 500
II. C. l'ciw ,W
1)., L. cV V. car ac
incs :;,un raitly.
J. P. Wllllamj A- Pro. ... U.onu S.f00
Matthews liros.. stock Ti'tfn 15,000
M. Norton' stocic .... I.'i,Oi) 15,100
ncrghouwr's stock ... ,tmi Parity.
I". U Crana 13,0nl 10,000
Mrs. C. U Cushman ... 2,UK) 1.325
elolden & Walsh LulldtiiN
Mchards k Wlttli 10,00it J.-.V;
M. D. Rreeliel iW m
V.. Monla IuIMIiie
Kuddy & Kano ., , l.MO ('inly.
S. J. Fuhrman VJ,(ni 10,0j
K. Morrii building
Ijewis, ltuddy, Pavlcs &
Murphy 10,000 li,M0
K. M. llctsel KM iro
The total valuation represents almost
a complete loss and to tho high wester
ly wind which blow nil afternoon nnd
swept tho flames flercely along the ter
rible damage can bo largely attributed.
Not only did It add increased strength
to the fury of tho blaze but It inado
the flromen'R work doubly hard and
Interfered most noticeably with tho
work of subduing tho llnnies. A large
double wall prevented the blaze from
extondlng to tho Shopland building
and thenco down tho entire block. It Is
the fourth time In eighteen years that
this block has been visited by disas
A LIVE WIRE.
The flre was discovered about 2
o'clock In ttye Henwood building. A
llvo wire In the motor loom or the pass
enger elevator hot lire to the hitter's
wood work and nt the samu time fired
the basement of the structure which
was used as n store room by J. D. Will
iams & Bro. Tho flames idiot up tho
shaft and on tho way up firing tho
ntalreasa cut all escape fronj the In
mates of tho building except by a rear
Tho fire raged all afternoon and con
tinued smoldering until about mid
night. The atniospherlo conditions of
the day all combined to make the Hie
men's tutk a most arduous mie ami
many were the afternoon's accidents.
Of tho property owneis a number
wo jo cither sick or out of town and
their presence at the lire thus prevent
ed. B. J, Matthews, senior member
of the firm of Mutthuws Bro., whole
rale and retail drut's, owners und occu
pants of the Matthews building, Is se
riously 111 at his home on Wyoming
avenue. .Mr. Bresehel wa in New
York when tho lire broke out but was
wired by his brother of the lire. While
the flames did not burst Into his es
tablishment still It Is thought that the
smoke caused a great deal of damage
among tho costly furs, and only after a
careful examination can the exact
amount be announced.
The feelings of the thousands who
hurried to the scene of the lire Immedi
ately on hearing the ominous well
known alarm sound were given a
powerful wrench at the very start of
the afternoon, when Harry Wnlsh, u
clerk n Horan's store, fell from tho
third story to the pavement. His fall
was luckily broken, and he escaped
with several painful bruises slid cutit.
Mr. Wnlsh had acted a splendid part,
and his accident was the result or his
own solicitude for the welfare of others.
When the tire was discovered ho had
hastened upstairs to warn the other In
mates of the building. He found the
car accountants at work, nnd after an
nouncing that the building was on fire,
continued upstairs to G nun bo and Til
ton. The accountants were unable to leave
the building by the step", which were
already a mass of flame, nnd accord
ingly left by tho fire-escape In the rear.
Grambo and the other inmates of tho
fourth floor also left by this egress, but
AValsh, who had rushed to the front of
the builillns-, on turning to make his
way oui, loumi mi sen irappeu. rue
stenn were a cracklinir. flerv Inferno.
and Walsh was nlso cut off from the
--. --..- . ,
flre-escaj! by the flames which now
filled tho room. He rushed to Orambo's
window and, opening It, cried for aid.
He clambered out on the sill to as-old
the eager, rolling tongues of fire, and
held on to Grambo's large swinging
sign until he was caught sight of by
those below and the Hook and Ladder
truck came to his assistance. The long
ladders were raised and put Into posi
tion, and the young man began his trip
to terra Ilrma. The men holding the
ladders, hotvevcr. were unable to main
tain their grip nnd suddenly, to the
horror of the crowd, Walsh trembled In
mld-alr, swayed to and fro, nnd then
fell with the ladders.
He dropped onto tho group of fire
men, who wore crushed down under his
weight nnd the ladders, and Walsh and
Driver Thomas Campbell, of the. Phoe
nix chemicals, were taken Into' J. D.
Williams' store. Walsh's Injuiles were
there discovered to be not serious, but
Campbell's right arm was broken. The
latter was taken to the I.ackawauna
hospital for treatment.
Chief Zizclmnnu,. when asked by a
Tribune man as to how he accounted
for the lemnrkably quick spread of tho
"It was almost entirely duo to a lack
of water pressure. Tho force of water
turned Into the engines from many of
tha hydrants was altogether Inade
quate. The Nay Aug steumer had ViQ
pounds of steam on nnd a wutor pres
sure from the hydrant of only sixty
pounds. Tho pressure from tho hydrant .
should have been 100 pounds, and wo
could bavo stood It uji to 210 pounds,
"homo of tho streams coming from
the Htenmers were more like streams
ftom a garden titan from u lire hose,
and all because of the wretchedly poor
Mipply of water. If wo had had a good
hiipply of water nt the start, I believe
w- could hnvo checked the flames a
lung time before wo did."
SPREAD OF THE FLAMES.
The alarm was turned hi about 2
'uloek from box 15, at the corner of
l.uekuwaniui anil Venn avenues by
1M ward Horan, a son of M. .1. Horuii,
proprietor of the store.
About l.,"5 o'clock hu wtid told by 11
young lady employed In the building
that there was a bhizn In the basement
nnd rushing to tho halt he looked down
the shaft and saw that the entire
woodwork was on lire. The basement
was full of smoke slid running from
the building Mr. Honm turned In tho
When the VhoHitlx, Crystal and .Vuy
Aug companies an.lved on the M'tno
thfiin vim very little sign of lire visible
from Dm street. A little cloud of snioko
was curling out from the windows In
the upper cornerof the Henwood build
ing, near the heud of the elevator shaft.
To an ordinary observer It wouldn't
seem as If there was going to bo much
of a fire, but. the firemen took the situ
ation In at a glance. They tcallzed
that the fire was In the fourth floor of
the building, and that there was a stiff
breeze blowing from the west. "We've
jrot a big light ahead or us, boys," raid
"Jim" George, the veteran, nnd every
one agreed with him.
Ueforo thu three companies above
mentioned had their hofe fairly out of
the wagons, and while they were mak
ing connections with the hydrants ut
the corner of Venn and Wyoming ave
nues, the Hook and Ladder company
arrived on the scene and the big aerial
ladder was run up the front of the
Home of the Vhoenlx men went up
the ladder with the small chemical
hose, hoping against hope that the Are
fiend could be easily conquered, but
they were only halfway up when the
flames burst through the fourth floor
windows with great fury, showing that
a blaze of great proportions wus raging
within. They camo down the ladder In
a hurry, und the little chemical hose
was pulled down and thrown Into the
CHIEF WAS ILL.
Then comes the peculiar part. Chief
Zizelmann was sick In bed with thu
grip and accordingly was unable to re
spond to the first alarm. Several of
his assistant chiefs did, however, and
ulso several ex-asslstant chiefs. These
Included Charles Slmroll. Daniel J.
Slowe, Frank Sehroeder, llnrry Green
wood nnd M. MeMunus. All these
gentlemen arc good firemen, but some
one should have been In charge. As it
was, all seemed to be giving orders at
the same time.
Xo one seemed to have charge. The
firemen would be told to do one thing
by one chief and another thing by
another. The result was that all was
confusion and that practically nothing
was done to get the lire under control
for nearly twenty minutes. The water
pressure wiu very low, and while the
engines were getting up steam and
while the firemen were running around
willing but confused by the multiplic
ity of orders, the lire raged fiercer and
fiercer as the minutes flew on.
At 2.30 o'clock two weak strenms
were directed on the front of the blaze,
but they were about us much use In
extinguishing the flames as a garden
hose would be In extinguishing Mt.
Vesuvius. The flames by this time had
eaten their way down Into the third
and second floors and the whole build
ing, It could plainly be seen, was
doomed. The Hook and Ladder truck
was standln? In front of the building,
with Its ladder extended toward the
building. The ladder began to burn,
nnd the truck was removed from Its
dangerous place not 11 moment too soon
to save It from destruction.
A tremendous crowd was gathering
from every part of the city, and as the
work of the firemen was being greatly
Impeded, fire lines, reaching nearly to
Venn and Wyoming avenues, were es
tablished and kept by the dozen nnd a
hair policemen who were on the scene
in charge of Captain Edwards.
At about 2.40 o'clock the flumes burst
through the roof of the Henwood build
ing on the easterly end and reached up
Into the air for over twenty-five feet.
The wind, which was blowing with
great force from the west blew them
in great masses away from the newly
erected Shopland building, occupied by
J. D. Williams a. Uro und over the
r00f of the Matthews building at No,
.,D ...1.1-1. ..i,.. ...
i..,, - iu..ii nun niv I'liuuiii.
It looked as if the whole block up
as fur as tho First National bank wus
doomed and then and not till then did
anyone have presence of mind enough
to turn In a general alarm.
The man who did turn It In was ex
Asslstanl Chief McManus. No one told
him to turn It In, he simply acted on
his own responsibility and his action
undoubtedly resulted In the saving of
much valuable property.
The companies begnn to arrive from
all parts of the city within the next
ten minutes until tho whole department
with the exception of the Cumber
lands from North Keranton was on tho
scene nt 2.C3 o'clock. The Franklin
and Century steamers were stationed
at the Coyne House with the Neptune
and Nay Aug steamers In front of
Jonas Long's store and the Generul
Vhinney engine up at thu corner of
Chief Zizelmann was told of tho ex
tent of tho lire and when ho learned
that the whole block was threatened
with destruction he struggled out of
his sick bed, hustled Into his clothes
and was at the flre shortly after .1
o'clock. It took a deal of effort for hhn
to do It, but he stuck It out and di
rected the work of the llremen until the
flre was under control.
Just after the general alarm was
sounded tho whole Henwood building
from basement to roof became a seeth
ing, roaring, raging cnuldron of flames.
They roared up throuugh the roof
which soon fell In.
The fourth floor of the Matthews
building was by this time on lire, and
the flames crept down to tho lower
floors with reinarkuble rapidity and
over the roof to tho Norton building,
which almost In the twinkling of an
eye was also on flro.
In the rear the flames from the blaz
ing Henwood building blew out of the
windows In great sheets and across the
rear Into the back windows of both
the Matthews and Norton buildings.
The hpat hero was terrltle. and tho
great throng of people gathered were
obliged to heek positions of vantage
way back In the yard. A number of
tho freight cars which were stalled In
thu yard bvgjn to smoke and the Lack
awanna olllclals put a gang of men at
work painting them over with a fire
At 3 o'clock the Matthews building
was a roaring muss of flames, and tho
blaze In the Norton building was stead-'
lly growing stronger and fiercer. At
tliW time there were four streams on
the front of the blazing structure, but
tho forco of wuter was so slight that
they were practically of 110 use what
ever. They did not reach beyond tho
t'p to this tlmo no attempt whatever
Continued on P'gc 3.)
MURDER AND SUICIDE.
Charles Arnold Kills Ills Wife and
Dy HxrltHlro Wire from The Auoclated Prest.
Now York, Feb. 7. Charles Arnold,
twenty-three years old, of 132 West
One Hundred nnd Fifth street, shot
and killed his wife, Florence, twenty
years old, today In a house In West
One Hundred and Seventh street. Ar
nold then committed nulcldc.
The shooting' took place In the home
of Cornelius Barrett, whoso wife was
a schoolmate of Mrs. Arnold. Mrs.
Arnold was a widow before she met
Arnold. She had a child three years
old. Arnold anil she were married four
mouths ago. Ho was unfortunate and
was out of work most of the time. The
husband called about If) o'clock last
night nnd did not leave until 2 o'clock
In the morning. As he parted from his
wife he kissed her affectionately.
About 10 o'clock he called again. Ho
was evidently under the Influence of
liquor. "Your wife Is not feeling well.
She is not up yet," Barret suld to Ar
nold. "Oh, well, she will feel alt right In a
minute," Arnold replied. A moment
later .Alts. Arnold shrieked. Arnold
must have drawn his revolver ns ho
entered and she probably saw It. Ho
fired almost Instantly. The bullet en
tered her right temple. A second shot
went wild. Mr. Barrett was by this
time In the room. He seized his In
fant, which was In the arms of -Mrs.
Arnold, nnd Jumped out. Arnold fired
ill him. but the ball burled itself .In the
bed post. Arnold then seeing that his
wife still moved and was groaning fired
a fourth shot at her. It pierced her
wrist as she held her hand to her head.
The fifth and last shot Arnold used on
himself. It pierced his Jugular and h?
fell beside the bed on the floor, dying
soon afterward. The wife was also
dead before assistance came.
CAPE TOWN EDITOR
Albert Cartwrlght Accused of Circu
lating Criminal and Seditious Li
bel South African News.
ftj- i:flutiip WJit from The Avofiatnl Tress
Tape Town. Feb. 7. Albert Cart-
wright, editor- of the South African
News, was arrested today, charged
with criminal and seditious libel, con
tained in a letter over the nom do
Illume "British Ofllccr," which said
that General Kitchener had secretly
lnsltuciud his troops to take no pris
oner?. Before the attorney general in- I
stltutcd '.lie proceedings he wired
Lord Kitchener the substance of the
letter and asked If there was any
foundation for it. Lord Kitchener re
plied that tho statement was a base
libel, entirely devoid of foundation.
Cape Town, Feb. ".News four days
old from the Dorn river country shows
that the Boers have a base at Call
vlnln. From that point they have sent
patrols far and wide. Colonel Do
Lisle Is moving toward them. He lost
Lieutenant Clowes and one man killed
In a skirmish with a Boer patrol.
The country Is wildly mountainous
British horse buyers have secured
I.Ol'O good horses and li.OOil mules In
the colony. It was not suspected that
there were f-o many good animals
Bloemfonteln, Feb. 3. Jan Theron,
one of the police envoys, has returned
after having been tried by Command
ant Grobelar at Aasvogelkop for pene
trating the fighting line and bringing
in undeslrnble documents. He was re
leased on parole. The Boers, he says,
are badly off for food and clothing.
Celebrates Release by Singing- Praise
God from Whom All Bless
fly Kwliwlie Wire fam The Awirlattd TrcM.
Topeka, Feb. 7. City Attorney Gregg
today dismissed the charge held
against Mrs. Nation for smashing the
.Senate saloon on Tuesday. He threw
all the responsibility for prosecuting
the crusader on the slate, and said:
"The city has no ordinance covering;
the destruction of personal property,
but under the laws of Kansas tho state
can prosecute- Mrs. Nation If what she
destroyed can be proved to be per
Mrs. Nation, on the announcement
of tho dismissal of the caso arose In
her seat and, turning so she could face
tho women who had crowded Into the
t-Ourt room, began to sing "I'ralse (Jod
from Whom All mousing Flow."
Her followers took up the strain and
the court room was temporarily turned
Into 11 praise meeting.
Judge Magrnw commanded that tho
disturbance) ceasi, but Chief ot Tollco
.Stahl, who has openly favored Mrs.
Nation's work, Interrupted with "Oo
ahead, ladles, and slug all you want
to," and they did, breaking out with
even greater vigor wuu ma wonis
"(Sod be with you till wo meet again."
ITnable to continue business, tho court
was adjourned and Judge Mugraw left
Mrs. Nation then went to the High
school and, by lnvltiitlon. addressed
Explosion of Gas.
fly i;cluiio Wiro from Tho Associated Frist
(.anion, I'tb. ".hi n c.pli.!on of natural
ca.i at tlic risldii.ie of Tlitodorn limfiiblu-li,
today, M111. lUncuHmli m tnnUy luiuud and
died n feu hour later, and llie liuvtmnd wai to
Imdly burned thai he died Innlitlil. Tl.11 wife in
an effort to nave tlio 1o dilldiin itcelud the
Imru wlilch iaiis.il her ilealli. 'Die chlKlnn
w rvM-uril and none wci fntally Luincd.
Five at Reading.
Dy Lxilii.be Wire bom Tim Amoclated l'rw.
ili'Atllni I'-!" I"''' T. Kail) this morning llm
di-ntroyvil tho liuildlnj; occupied by Julliu ll.irn.
mii, ditar inaniifaitiirer, and llanssrn, banger
.V Haley, m.iuutiH lurer nf celluloid nowltte;
lew. t&V'M! fully lii'h Threw fliimen,
William II. Koch, limit I llnvcr and Jacob
lUifrii)dr, weie badly Injurtil.
Holland's Girl Queen Wedded to
Duke Henru of Mcoklenberrj-
MOST GORGEOUS AFFAIR
The Popular Belief That the Cere
mony It the Result of a Love
Match Lends Romnntlc Coloring to
tho Event While the Ceremonies
Were Simple nnd Democratic the
Brilliant Uniforms Mnde a Daz
zling Picture Tho Populace Cele
brating in the Strcots of The
Hngue Like Happy Children.
By Uxchuhe Wire from Tho Atwelatd J'rui.
The Hague, Feb. 7. QiK-cn Wll
heliiilnu's man-luge to Duke Henry
of Mecklcnberg-Hchwerln, who today
became Vrlnce Helnrleh of the Neth
ei lands, was a huge family affair. Alt
Holland that could came to The Hague
to participate. Those who stayed nt
their homes in other cities and vil
lages ot the kingdom, celebrated with
parades, decorations and banquets.
Never was seen a more beautiful and
happy wedding. The popular belief Is
thai It is a love match, like that of
Victoria and Albert, and this gives
a romantic coloring to the event,
which In geiieinlly lu'-klng In royal
The ceremonies wero tlu tame sim
plt and uurltuullstle rites of the Be
tormed church by which tho humbleit
of Queen Wllhclmlna's subject are
married. The whole spirit of the at
fnlr was plain nnd democratic, al
though costly gowns and Jewels and
the showy uniforms distinguished pei
sonages, high officials of the kingdom,
Hie army and the navy and represen
tatives of tho people in parliament and
the municipalities, furnished 11 regal
stage setting. The venerable pastor
administered to tho bride and groom a
caution that their high position
would not shield them from the com
mon sufferings and sorrows of hu
manity. Queen Wllhomlna made a veiy win
ning and human Jirlde. She blushed
and became confused owr the cere
monial with the ring, as all brides ure
supposed to do: while her happiness
and pride over tho enthusiasm of her
people were plainly deeper than a
mere matter of form.
Vrlnce Helnrlch was an awkward,
but stalwart and manly figure.
Either he was forgetful or badly
trained In the part, for llm pastor
had to give him two op three hints
as to how to carry himself. Tho.se
sitting near enough to hear the re
sponses describe him as suylng: "Jah,
meln herr," when he should pimply
have replied "Jah."
The scone us the royal couple stood
with clasped hands befoie the chap
lain a circle of brilliantly arrayed per
sonages, Including their relatives and
people composing the highest families
of Holland tho neighboring German
principalities, was wonderfully gor
geous, the musses of variegated color
ing rendering more effective the blue,
gold and white banked up against tho
wall of the church. The building It
self Is a cathedral In size, but is as
plain as a Quaker meeting house In Us
Tonight the populace Is like 0 multi
tude of happy children. Thousands
are swarming through the principal
streets, which are nearly Impassable,
blowing horns, singing the national
hymn, following the bandr and smash
ing hats and lanterns. Aged house
wives with their husbands from the
provinces are Joining hands with sty
lish city folk and dancing to the music
of street organs. There Is considerable
mild hilarity, Inspired by wine, but no
offensive drunkenness. Sailors, fisher
men and farmers with their usual
quaint costumes and a few soldiers are
mixing with the crowds.
At this hour (s p. m) there Is turning
from every direction townrd the nolle
veld entrance to the Iloseh, where a
display of fireworks Is in progress. On
all the principals streets are Illumin
ate. I portraits of the queen, I'rlni-e
Helnrlch. the queen dowager and
Duchess Maria, us well as the national
DEATHS OF A DAY.
ity Inclusive Wire fioni The A'wclited I'rm
Colorado Spring, Col,, rl. 7. Hubert W.
Slide, llrnt territorial guieinur ot Colorado, died
tiday at U home in this city fioni istlp. )ln.
Mcclo died on nienday in.m llie name unease.
They will ho Intel rnl tomorrow In tho nuno
Ciave. (lovornor fitcvle came from tho oa't In
lao9 and shortly aftt-rwarili was appointed pro
visional erovirnor of JeffirHOii territory, m Col.
orad.i was then known.
Wushlnuto 1, Kill. ".Mr. ISdinund (i. llairiioii,
nlKi-ul ucenl and road expat or the puMlo iojiN
divinloii of (ho agricultural department, dlnl hire
lal nlk'ht, aued 72 ear.
Sew Y01U. V'eli. 7.-ChoiUs C. Howaid, one
of Ihe best known l'reo Mjemu In Kew Jiriey,
tiled at Ills ho:no in Plalnfli Id today.
They Want the Fight,
lly Kxelusivo Wire frmi The Ascoctalrd PuMa.
Shawnee, O. T., 1'iu. ',', Tlio Miaum-t) Kair us
boelallon telegraphed to the managers ol the
.liiIriiK-ltiihlln flulit thai it would iiive a Kiiar-
anti-e nf f-i!i,l"J for the f.Rlit. The dhpateh Mild
dine 'n no danger of legal Ir.liifi-nnc. The
talr Biniinds are on neutral mound and the
dim torn hive a lease from the umirmncnt for
athletic fport with no rtatrktluia ixeeptiiii one
prohlliltliiK sale of liquor. Coventor Ilarnm, when
told of Shawnee-' truarantec of fJJ.non to bilnt
tho lltfhl to Oklahoma, uildi "No prite fight
can ho held In Oklahoma while I am governor
I'lUe fifthtlnf U p-nhlblted by our law and the
law wilt ho rnfoitcd,"
Whitney Chair Factory Burned.
JJy r.xclaslic Wlro from The Aoclateil Pre
Kingston, N, Y Teb. 7, Tlio chair fa-iUrr ol
Hiram Whitney, at Hhandaken, wax deitroyed by
fire last night; lov, $3,(00.
THE NEWS THIS HORNING.
Wtitrur IrUlcitlons Today.
f Alffj FOLLOWED BY SNOW.
1 Ccwut-VIre nnd Wind Do lllf Mll!!"ri
IMUrs' Puiiiiiiti' on biit'luMMini Avrnee.
Indications Point to Pi'Mur of "Itlpier"
MarrlniP of Qui-tn Wllhlmlni.
S Oncrnl CorhoiidJle Drrattnunr.
3 Gfiicral-ruUl Wicili on tint Kilo nl Urccu-
Indication I'olnl to
Note and Comment.
I'aiMKP tjf "ltlpi.or"
6 Loal I'lrc ami Wind
Pollirt' PitnxRP on
1)3 Half a Million
C Locul-Hi Ir-c I Council Oppotfd to tlif
7 Local-MIm HmnOl'd side t tlic Caie.
S-i-oiul Nltflit nf tl.e IVU-.
.1 f,Ofjl Wot .-'oaiitiMi .'.nl SuliUiUti.
9 Ciiii-ral-'NurtliiMsti-iii IVimojIiuiiIa.
I'Iiuih'IjI iiicJ lotiiiiiicut.
10 f.oc.il -Live New of tie Indjsirlal World.
MR. BRYAN'S VIEWS
ON THE CURRENCY
Given in Responue to an Invitation
from the House Committeo
B.- i:?cluivc Wlie iom Tlic Awodattd 1'rnt.
Washington. Feb. 7. Chairman
Southard, of the lumen committee on
coinage, todaj received from William
J. Ilryan. the hitter's views on the
pending bill before the htiuie making
the standard silver dollar redeemable
In gold. Alter thanking the commit
tee for the courtesy of Inviting his
views, .Mr. Uryan says In part:
! 1!i? Iilll Ikh 11 tl.i-ilile )ini..H: Klfl, to coi.
.H j"lf!iid.ml ullvir dollais Into irtiMdlJiy C"1"!
. .uul t-ond, lo m.ili- l!ur iln'lirit rrdciiiiuMe
In iriM 011 ileinitnil. In dlfiulliK.' tlie miliju-t,
howeier, It 111 Iw i.inip to;;ic:il lo luinlkr
tlic hltir piupuilloii lnl. .H icdcniptlol. Is
uidy m step lowavd rclliimcr.t.
Pwie Is no iipciwlty fir lcdimptlrn. Lie
'lipid li-ndcr lav will nulntjii. tlic purity
tui-cn gold loin uvl nll.u- ilftllaif v Ions .11 both
ci.li lw? iwed In .111 unllinllrd cxlcnt In llir ui
e.ini ot jiulilli- 1 r 1 ir.i. .ind pilvatc ilibts. I
tlwiiM pcrli. My Hut lie pirlly ulll 1- f-u1-
1 Dl.inli.ilb mulnniiud, lur locnl ami tcnipoi uy
I conditions may nrlcr iin.i liw put h mull prem
ium iii"ii any land of money.
Mr. Bryan eltei th" premium on sil
ver In New York In ISM. caused by
the local demand for small change. He
I nlKo cites Senator Sherman In support
I of his statement. Continuing, Mr.
As M'On a (lie iil.il iI"lUr n m-ilr rilfun
id.lc In Kuld onuttn-r null .1 lniln will l ue
.iiil .mil (lie .iiffiinientu ird ritnmt IliC ai'i'"-
liniks and tie.ism.i- imtra ulll then I tinned
! hijIiM llwr. Ilcfoie tin ntlrnipt to Imrd.-n Hi?
fold usiric v. lib till- now nltllmlnn n coimtm-
mated It nuv In- ortli nlilli- t fiMiT tlic
'. pinlon cxpiid ly Mi-ntaiy CirlWc In JV)?.
After riuotlng .Mr. Carlisle testi
mony before a house committee con
cerning redemption. Mr. Uryan con
tinues: Mr. Caill'l" thouahl il 11 niWfcUe to low
r.ui.ic paylns III acid, lull discoM-lid It dauS-T-ins
to Inleiten villi Ihe o.-totr. sttci II as
iiiui- established, lly the .iin- lnjd'- lf '"'' '"'
.iiKiied that we should not iv.tjoll.-li llie uistuin
o! riile-uiilm? Ihe ilber dolhira in i! Id.
Mr. liryiin concludes as follows:
Tlio mc.iui.- Mwuini-ndiil by the committee
cIuh 10 the nnaiiriwii olinuliite c-oiilr.d over the
national debt. Tiny can Inirea-ii tl nt any time
by puMnthig i-'lvci dollaiK for redemption and
lompellliii; an iisiie ol bonds to icplenl'h tin!
gold icoivc. Thw can In the name way comr.ni.
the loluini. .il moiiiy In circulation since money
drawn Ink. the ticaJi-iy by an lue of bond,
caniiol (to ..ut aunln un'c" It i uiil to meet
i-inri-iil ixpensnc (and thai l only (K.lble l-.en
the ipnises ned the ueilpll or loaned out
to f.iiiirltc Units.
iioiid, the i.incrl. 11 nl stain!.. id silver d..t.
lars ll.lo Miluidlaiy i .In li -jtiiviili tit to il l.'
Ilren.enl 01 tllur a liluiulaid numey and tide
I tin lat .ut In ihe irn'ri'iiiime Imtltutcd omo
teveiH) von vcim "go and persist rnlli p.IHued
over lmt. If this Is csjiiiplelcd Rold w.ll be the
utile heal feiiilcr mom;- and silver the only
eicilil nioii.y, ll.iiilc n.dii. not l-einir n Kf'iulni'
lca.il lender and uold not belrn in eiieiilalion
ainoiig tho people the uusse ,i', be dulng their
business with money which will not legally dis
iliari;" tl.ilr AM.
i'u i-oiueil a Klandaul luom inlis a indit
in.incy In to narrow tl.e flu-tuulions ol our
financial iiiu and at lh" Mine tlini rnlariic
tin- nipirslruitiire. Sm-li a emirse- wi-aki-iu the
svstuu nnd both b..slins cr.l.i.t io;iln and Intnl.
Allies II when it cemm.
It le rmlliulvil tint 'he blai;et part 01 the
Ini.lncRc ol Did country U done Willi subsidiary
coin. It us id present ujaifce part of the itwoey
In clri-iilatlon Is 1101 a Icpal lender the propot
Hon between the irltiuu: 1.1 len-al tender niuiiey
and Mibstltutee for money Is run gieutrr.
The prosisl niea.siiie b ilii-rcisllig the money
ni ultimate redeicplloii ami Inircisln: the velum.-
of promhert to piy tnonej' still luttlur en
laririK the pius)rtlon lniwieu inoniy and Iti
substitute; this ncromirlty adds to Ihe ilek of
the- busliu-'S man and Jivisetw the teiunty of
the general puhlli.
If at any time tonl,;n icniplleallun.e nr pau
I's csmipel a coraldei.it.1o exportiitlon of gold
the proportion bitwccti money and its substl.
tutes- will be At ill fiulher Increased er an lm-iiu-nKo
rcdiictton will lie neceseary In the volume
PLAGUE IN INDIA.
Weekly Mortality 2,500 la Bengal.
Great Loss of Life iu Bombay.
lly Evluslv Win from The Associated I'leive.
London, 1'Vb. S. "I'lague prevails In
every part of India," says the Worn
bay correspondent of the- Dally Kx
press, "except thu central provinces.
It Is particularly severe In Bengal,
where there Is a weekly mortality of
'.'.fiOO. In Honibay the deaths reach 04
per cent, of the cases.
The scourge la Intensified by u lack of
an adequate medical staff, the doctors
being chiefly occupied In the fumluo
lly Ilvclushe Wlro from The Associated Tru.
Xe'v York, Keb, 7. Airlvcdi Travf, from
llitn.fn and Southampton, Nomadic, Uvurpool,
Sailed; la llretagne, Havre. CherbourB Ar.
rlvedt 1'altla, New Vork via Plymouth, for
Hamburg, Madeira Arrived! Auguite Victoria,
New V01W for Genoa, etc. Que-enatomi Sailed:
Majestic, Liverpool fr Xfvr '",ki ItotterlTt
Sailed; MaaMlaui, Doulogne and New Yoilt,
llremen Arrived! I.ahn, New York ila'Sjuth-ampton.
The Amis Have About Given Up
Hope ot DcldutiiiQ the Muehl-
The Leader of the Opposition Points
Out the Way in Which the Electrio
City May Remain in tho Third
Class The Fntlior of the Hipper Bill
Is Confident of Its Success and Sen
ator Fllnn Is Equally Steadfast In,
His Declaration That It Will Per
ish In the Senate.
-ieiil from a Start Correspondent.
Harrlsburg, Feb. 7. Admissions nrd
being freely made today by antl-rlpper-lies
that they fear they will be unable
to either defeat the Muehlbronnor act
or eliminate the "ripper" clause.
George Mlphlnstone, who was spokes
man of the antl-rlpper delegation from
Allegheny at yesterday's hearing be
fore -tho Joint municipal affairs com
mittee, said to Tho Tribune correspond
ent: "It looks very much as If they
will pass the Muehlbronner bill, ripper
and all, and if you Scnintonlans do not
want It, your only recourse Is to stuy
lu the third class, which you can do
by having the legislature raise thft
limit between the two classes." Sena
tor .Muehlbronner said: "The new
second class charter which I Intro
duced will positively pass at the pres
ent session. It will ba amended, but
the amendments will be made by the
friends of the measure. I expect to
report It to the satiate Monday night,"
senator Fllnn Is still steadfast in his
declaration that tho bill will not get
through the senate. He claims there
arc enily twenty-four senators who will
parmlt themselves to be brought Into
lino for the "ripper" nnd, as the organ
ization does not want the bill passed
unless the "ripper" clause remains, the
bill will bo allowed to die.
The announcement that Senator
Quay Is coming hero within ten day.f
o push the "ripper" bill and that he
publicly asks all his friends to stand by
the measure, Is doing much to coun
teract the threatened defection In tin
ranks of the regulations.
It Is a surety that tlio municipal af
fairs committee will report tho bill
favorably. Only two more votes nre
needed to paBS It In the senate and
the stalwarts claim that Senator-to-be
Keyser, who conies from Philadel
phia on the 19th Inst., and 11 Democrat
ai tu-esent non-coinmlttnl. will supply
Your correspondent was this after
noon permllted to see the amendments
that have thus far been made to the
bill. These were made by the political
sponsors of the measure. Some other
amendments are to ho added by the
author of the bill, A. D. Rogers, of
Allegheny, but they will not In any
way change Its general policy. . The
principal amendment he will make will
ins the addition of a clause graduating
corporate powers. This Is wanting lu
the present act, as Its framers were
not aware of tho fact that Scranton
loses her corporate powers with the
surrender of her third class charter,
The Harrlsburg aniendments.ns th05n
already made may be appropriately
called to distinguish them from thosn
that are yet to bo made by the author
of the bill, are as follows:
The otllce of receiver ot taxes la abol
ished nnd tho treasurer Is to perfeMiit
the duties prescribed for that otllce. A
delinquent tax collector, to be appoint
ed by the mayor, Is allowed. The city
treasurer and city solicitor are to bu
appointed by the mayor: the city con
troller nnd city assessors are to bu
elected by the people. The mayor'n
appointees are to bo con tinned by
The paragraph embraced In lines 7 to
12 Inclusive, In Article G, on Pago 20,
providing that the appointments madu
by department chiefs to fill vacancies
caused by removals shall bo conllmied
by select council, Is atrlcken'out.
The section providing for represen
tation In councils Is amended to read
thus, the amendments being Indicated
by capital letters:
"Tho select council shall consist ot
one member for each two thousand
resident tnxablcs In tho city, nnd shall
be chosen by th qualified clectorn of
tho city ut large, HUT BACH WAP.D
SHALL HAVK AT LKA8T ONH
MI2MM3R. Tho common council shall
Continued mi I'aps n.J
-f -r r'r fl- J
4- WEATHER lfOEEOAST. -f
WaOilncton, Teh. 7. Fareeirt for Tri-
day and Saturdays Kastem reuntyhani 4-
Fair, folloucel by ii-ow Friday afternoon
or nlirhl. Saturdiy, probably anws-j fievi -f
noithwcatcily u Inch, Im-ruiing iariblc. 4.
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