The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, April 22, 1901, Image 1

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n Inundation That Has Gaused
Great Financial Loss and DIs-
comTort In tlie Smoku GItu.
LOSS NEARLY $3,000,000
The Waters Near the Junction o the
Allegheny and Monongnhela Re
mnin for Twelve Hours at a Point
28 Feet Above the Low Mark.
Fifty Thousand Workers Are Suf
fering from Enforced Idleness.
List of the Manufacturing Plants
Flooded Loss to Railroads.
H.v rNchi'ho Nile from The AMorlalcd PrcM.
Pittsburg, April 21. Pittsburg and
Allegheny are slowly emerging f''om
the murky Hood. At 8 p. m. the rivers
wi-re receding nearly a foot nn hour.
The highest point reached tit Davis
Wnnd dam was 23.S feet at 3 a. in.,
which means 2S feet at tho junction
of the Allegheny and Monongahcla
riveis. The water remained station
ary until about ?. p. in., when it be
gun to full. Conservative estimates of
the lotal damage in this district is be
tween SL'.OOO.OOO and $3,000,000. Fifty
thousand workeis are suffering from
I'll furred Idleness.
While there hnve been gt eater floods
ill this point, th"i was never one
tliiit caused so much Unanclal loss and
dis-comfort. This was due to the den-.-cr
populiilion ciiused by the recent
i lipid growth or the two cities and to
the fact that all the manufacturing
plants on the river banks were in .ac
tive operation. Most of them worked
n'ght and day until the rising water
put out the lires and drove the work
ers to higher grounds.
Among the plants Hooded wholly or
'n part, are the Groctzlngor tannery,
i 'allcry tannery. Standard Ico com
pany, Armstrong, McKelvy & Co., Luty
Schrnm Pickling works, McGraw's
tannery, Carlin Foundry and Machine
cdn.'pany, Pittsburg Provision com
pany, "Walker's Soap works, Crawford's
Saw mill, Charles Nut works, Baker
Manufacturing company, Peter "Reside
& Co., flaidsogg Mfg. Co., "Damascus
"bronze company. Tower City Spring
ermpany, Eagle Paint and Varnish
company. Moirison Bros.' Stone works,
Hall Pump works, Sicilian Asphalt and
Paving company, pipe cutting depart
ment or the Pennsylvania, Tube works,
Jones & Ltiut,hlin.. the National Tube
works, the lllba Iron company. Na
tional Supply company, Keystone
Smelting company, fllcrishaw Glass
company. Spang. Chnlfant & Co.,
American Steel Hoop company, Col
umbia Bridge company, Supeiior Iron
and Steel works, American Steel and
"Wire mills-. Pllworth, Porter & Co.,
A. M, Myers & Co.. Oliver Steel and
Wire euinpiiny, Bei ry & Co. Planing
mill, Mei'onway Torlry Co., Shefller
Hi Idee woiks, II. K. Porter & Co.'s
Locomotive work". Keystone Btidge
works. Carnegie's upper and lower
"i nlon mlll., Black Diamond Steel
work. Pittsburg Sildgu works, "Wayne
Steel and Iron works--, Carnegie's Slxty-f--r;orid
strer; furnaces, I.ucy fuiuaees,
Crescent Steel works-. Marshall Struc
tural and Foundry company's works.
Aimsirong Coke company, A. II.
Humllton company, P.est Box factory,
Shnunbpi'Kor Sleel works, Fort Pitt
y TVmndrj and Zug's mill.
Loss to Railroads.
The loss to the railroads entering
Pittsburg from Hood. landslide.,
wp'cked brl lyes, hcay tuww and tho
iiterf.M-uiii'.- with tialllc Is rough ly es
timated at $1,000,0 o.
On the Fort Wayne the worst trouble
was a snow blockade between Salem
and Masslllon, Ohio. This began Sat
in day morning and tied up the road
lor twenty-four hours. At 0 o'clock
this morning out? track was cleared
and' trains began moving. The samo
trouble kept the Cleveland trains of
tho Pittsburg and Lake Krle late, live
having been blocked at Wlndom, neat
l.eavlttsliurg for twenty-five houis.
The snowfall did not extend east of
New Castle, but at Youngston, Ohio,
it was two feet deep and tho drifts in
tho cut north of that city were up to
the locomotive headlights. The wreck
of on Krle train blockaded the road,
s-n that drifts form undisturbed, "Wtit
r was two feet deep on the Lake Krle,
tracks at Saw Mill, but trains got
Big landslides occurred on the Pitts
burg and Lake Rita, tho Baltimore and
Ohio, at Hobo, on tho Pan Handle, on
the South Side, the Bessemer at ser
pral points, and tho Allegheny Valley
near Franklin, Pa, Tho slide at Soho
was ono hundred and fifty feet long
and It required fourteen hours work
to clear one track. Through east
bound trains were loaded at Thirty
thinl street, passengers being trans
ferred by strcat car.
At Soho, between .Mopaca and All
qulppa, the Lake Ih'le suifered Us most
serious landslide, One bundled feet
of the west-bouud track was enri'Pn
fifty feet down the steep bank, tho
whole face of the bank slipping Into
the river. Cm the lines of the iVnn
syhaiut and Haltlmoie and Ohio to
"Wheeling groat damage Is repotted,
and both lines were tied up for several
houis. Five miles of the Plttsbuig,
Bessemer and Lake Mile tracks wcro
sltlier uml-r water or mud. The bank
was continually sliding down mi the
tracks and a large force of men could
not keep thcin dear, The damage In
telegraph polf-i and lluou along all the
I'onlti'ucil 1141. i,
George F. Stover Found vlth a Bui
lot in His Head.
n.v 11clule Whu from Tlir Associated Pre.
Philadelphia, April 21. George F.
Stover, aged 47 yenrs, a rignnnakor, of
2310 Dauphin street, died In 11 hospital
this morning from a bullet wound In
the head, which he received In a mys
terious manner. His in-yenr-old
daughter, Annie, Is being held by the
police ns a witness, If not for a more
serious reason.
When Stover was found Inst night
by the police on a lounge In his dining
loom, it was supposed he had received
11 fracture of tho skull, and it was not
until after his removal to the hospital
that It was found tho wound wan
caused bv a 22-callbre bullet which
had lodged at the base of the brain.
They Immediately made an investi
gation and took the dnughtcr into
custody. She emphatically denies any
connection with her father's death.
She says her father was lying on tho
lounge when she went up stairs to
prepare to roceiva company. Her
mother had gone to a grocery store
and her other sister wai absent from
the house. Upon Annie's return to the
llrst lloor she heard a sound in the
yard and upon opening tho door load
ing to the yard found her father lying
on the ground unconscious. The
young woman says she dragged her
father's body to tho lounge and ran
for the police. This all took place be
foie the mother's return. The police
scout the theory of suicide because
they cannot find the revolver: neither
do they believe that the man could
have been shot by a stray bullet llred
promiscuously by some one.
Recommendation Made by the Spe
cial Commission Which Investi
gated Conditions.
By Exclusive. Wire from The Associated Preu.
Washington, D. C, April 21. Tho
surgeon general of the Marine hospital
marie public today the report of the
commission appointed by the secretary
of the treasury, consisting of Drs.
Simon Flexner, F. G. Novy and T. F.
Parker, for the independent Investiga
tion of the plague in San Francisco.
The report is dated February 20 last,
the Investigation having begun a month
The commissioners report that they
found local physicians divided In opin
ion, 'some holding that plague existed
there, and others that It did not. The
commissioners say, however, that by
February 16, after a very thorough
personal inspection, they were con
vinced "belond possible doubt that
cases of bubonic plague were occurlrng
among the Chinese." Between Febru
ary l! and February 12 they found six
deaths from this disease. The commis
sioners make this recommendation:
"Your commissioners feel sure, from
experience 'with plague In Hong Kong.
India and San Francitco, that once it
is established that plague exists among
the Asiatics of a town, every Asiatic
who has fever should be suspected as a
case of Infection with plaguo until the
disease Is pros'on to be other than
plague, and every dead body should be
treated as a plague cadaver until bac
teriological examination on glands,
lungs and spleen (including animal in
oculation) has proven the absence from
the body of the bacillus pestis. Only
'by such caution will It be possible to
avoid missing actual plague oases."
Father Mullin Besieged by Mounte
banks, Clairvoyants and Fakirs
of Every Sort.
Dy r.ihi-.lio Wiie (inin The A."Oiluled l'ro.
New York, April 21. The $10,000 re
ward offered by the Bov. Father Mul
lin, of the Church of the Sacred Heart,
Highbrldge, for the return of the lost
Willie McCormick to his -parents and
the arrest of his kidnappers was with
drawn by the priest today. Falh 1'
Mullin said ho had been compelled ta
take this action to escape a horde of
mountebanks, clairvoyants, fakirs of
every sort and cranks of all degrees
who have besieged him since he post
ed the money.
"I have had no time whatever for
tho performance of my sacred duties
sincn I offered tho toward," said
Father Mullin, "l have had letters
from all over the country and there
have awaited me dally scores of per
sons pretending to know something of
the lost lad. I have withdrawn the
reward temporarily ns' I have work
that must be attended to. If there
come any news of tho boy within the
next week that appears to give hope I
will at once renew my offer and In
cieasc the amount to any sum that
will produce the results the capture
of the kidnappers and tho return of the
One Hundred Feet of Track Washed
Away Near Dunne.
Dy Kxcluuip Wire bom Tho Asociatcil Pirn.
Schenectady, N, Y April 21. A seri
ous washout Is reported on the main
lino of tho Delaware and Hudson rail
road between Duano and Albany,
about one hundred feet of the track
having been washed away by tho rain.
Another washout occurred on a
branch lino between Normansklll and
Jselley's station.
Ry I'.uluslw Wire Iioni 'I he .Wuil.itcil Pros.
Ifcnr-i, P. I., iil Ul. Porinci j.irtn-r
I liailc ('. Muiklr). 4 irlurc.r)iif. limine In l.l-
.IWUir- polillc .lllll lOllllC'll it H. IIMJ! ulii tluti'
huh 1, illul Iju- I i,i iilulu jftrr j ns iii
j' lii Inline in Iji'i'iucliittn. He .is s- ji,n
it .uc J'i'1 I1.11I Miwl 111 itililt 1 1 IV ir,-i Mil
IhlilllhiUll. Ill al'HCll 1.4 tomiiy ticitniri, emmtv
hi ciii) ami u.ij wiir iluli'il 10 lie .1 ni' koiuu-.
New Url., 'ii! . I! I'.aiiiK . TJii'ly,
i..IIP I'f ft. .l.'U'llie'i l!..ll'.ll' ,1 itl.iillc 1 Inn i-h
In the I'.lijl''.. licit 1 iU ,i(t v ,jil iilvts ;' imj
' 'i'K III lilt iMioililjl n'4'linu, J'lj'jluili; ill
Northern Ohio Is Goverert with a
. Mantle oT the Beautiful.
In the City of Cleveland Telegraph
and Telephone Service Is Crippled.
Every Available litan Is Engaged
in Repairing Poles and Wires.
The Trains on All Railroads Ar
rive Two Hours Behind Time.
Street Car Traffic Delayed The Ef
fects of the Storm Are Felt in New
P.r Kxcluihc Wlie doin 'llic Associalfil Pic".
Cleveland. April 21. The llerce storm
of wind and snow that swept over this
city and northern Ohio throughout
yesterday and last night gradually sub
sided today. It was followed tonight
by a fog so dense that it is impossible
to see from one side of the street to the
other. Notwithstanding the heroic ef
forts of the telegraph and telephone
companies to icpalr their prostiated
lines, there has thus far been little Im
provement to the service. Not a single
wire was working on any direct route
between this city and Buffalo or Pitts
liurg tonight. Throughout the day big
gangs of men have been at work on
the various lines resetting poles and
stringing wires. Kvery available man
has been pressed into service 'y the
several companies and while the repair
work is progressing rapidly. It will per
haps be several days before direct com
munication -with points cast of Cleve
land is fully established.
Trains on practically all roads enter
ing tho city continue to arrive from
one to three hours behind schedule
time. This is especially true in regard
to the lines from the east. The fact
that there are no wires to facilitate the
movement of trains Is responsible to a
large extent for the delay to tradlc.
A number of -suburban electric lines,
running east and south from this city,
are still tied up and will likely remain
so for many hours to come.
Tr.ifllc on the city street car lines
continues to be badly crippled all day,
as a result of a deep snow and slusn
on the tracks. So heavy is the snow
and slush in many places that the most
powerful sweepers are stalled in It.
A largo section of tlie city is still cut
oft from communication by wire with
lire headquarters. Scores of fire alarm
boxes are out of service, and seven (Ire
department stations are without tele
graph or telephone communication as a.
result of tho general prostration of
Trains Are Late.
New York, April 21. Owing to the
heavy storm which has been raging
in U10 west all traffic rnst of Cleveland
lias been delayed from two to .seven
hours. The Grand Central depot pre
sented a strange appearance this af
ternoon as the belated western trains
lumbered in several hours late, with
tl.eir roofs and steps encrusted with
snow and ire. Friends of the long
overdue passengers hung around the
depot all day and rushed to meet the
-weary passengers every time a train
came In. Disappointments were fre
quent as most of the trains were div
ided Into .several sections at Duffulo.
The Atlantic express which carries
oil the mall east of Chicago and which
was duo at 5..10 a. 111., arrived seven
hours behind time. Tho New York and
New 1'higland express duo at 2.5 p. m,,
at rived In two sections, the first sec
tion being two hours and twentv
minutes late and the second section
live hours late. The first section
brought with It a 1-ako Shore train
from tho west due at 1.30 p. in. Most
of the western trains on the Pennsyl
vania railroad were also far behind
their schedule time. fJreat difficulty
was experienced in getting tho trains
through cast of Plttpburg.
At the gonral postofflce this evening
It was said that nil mall matter east
of San Frnnelsco was late. The 4.1."
n. in. train, ono of the heaviest In the
service, carrying all the northwestern
inall east of Pan Francisco did not
get In until 11.30 a. m., making It six
hours and forty-five minutes late,
All local trains carrying mall were
ulso late.
Considerable property was destroyed
along West street In this city, owing
to the flooding of cellars. Large
quantities of perishable produce were
Mcrod In tho cellars along this street
and much of It was destroyed by tho
water, which In many places was
waist-deep. In several of tho old
fashioned houses where there werp no
cellars the water came above tho floor
ing nnd office furniture could be scan
floating around lr the stoies on the
ground lloor.
Miles of Wire Down,
Puifalo, April SI The deluge of rain
that has followed In the wake of tho
big snow storm of yesterday continued
last night and today, leaving but lit 11 r
n( th" foot of Mww that C"vcicil the
ground yesterday afternoon, lieports
from along the Miuthcni shore of Lake
lh-le say that the damiiRe to n tilt
there will be great. The wet snow
clung to the brunches until tliey gain
way under Its welghl. leaving only the
ti links Mundnig. Telpgraplii'1 com
munication with points iivst along the
I.aU- ."-'hole Is being slowly iv-.tHli-llslied.
The los to telegraph and tele,
plujiic runiianles U groat, miles (if
wire being down.
Snow Storm at Erie the Worst That
Has Been Known hi Sixty Years.
By Excluilv Wirt from Tlie Auoclalerl Pru.
Krle, April 21. The snow storm on
Friday night nnd Saturday and the
sleet slnrm on Saturday night waq tho
worst know here In sixty years and
surpassed the famous blizzard of
March, 18SS. There Is twelve Inches of
snow on the level and during Satur
day nearly every trolley line in the
city was knocked out. Today trnfllc
was resumed Irregularly. Wires arc
down and crossed and telephone com
panies are blocked. Suburban stage
mull and trolley cars were abandoned.
Saturday night there were two fires
from crossed telephone wires carrying
heavy currents Into the buildings. lie.
ports from outside the city, west, east
and south show snow three feet deei
and great damage to fruit trees from
the wet snnw. There were four freight
trains on the Lake Shore road at Olr
ard this county. The heavy snow
plow went off the rails and tore up
200 feet of track.
At Swanvllle and Harbor Creek cars
.lumped tho tracks and at Westfleld,
today, seven cars on a freight train
left the rails. The night Erie and
Pittsburg run ius abandoned when
the train went off the track at the
west city limits. The thermometer was
at no time below H'i degrees and today
rain has bean falling.
Date of the Hearing for the Position
of Department Assistants Has
Been Fixed on June 3 and 4.
Il' Kxclmhe Wiif from The Ancialftl Pio.
Washington, April 21. The civil ser
vice commission announces that the
examination appointed for April 31,
1901. for the position of department as
sistants in the Philippine service has
been postponed to June :t and 4, and
that this examination will be held in
any city in the United Slates where
postal free delivery has been estab
lished. Competitors in the examination,
in addition to taking tho regular ex
amination jcquired for this position,
may also take one or more of certain
optional subjects, for which due credit
will be given.
Particular attention is called to the
fact that 'Within a. few months it is
probable that a number of financial
agents will be needed. These agents
will bo selected from this examination
nnd the selecticnH will 'be confined, as
far as practicable, to those who have
shown proficiency In the optional sub
jects of bookkeeping and finance, and
who have passed the regular examina
tion. The salary of the position of
financial agent will bo about $2,000 per
Tho entrance salary of the position
of department assistant will not be less
than $1,200 per annum.
Serious Damage in the Vicinity of
Dy TJ-scliuhe Wire ficin The Awichlcd Trc.
New Haven, Conn., April 21, Re
ports from around the state show that
damage done by the Hoods resulting
from the rain 01 the last thirty-six
hours has been very serious. The
worst situation Is at Winsted, where
Highland lake threatens an overflow
at almost any hour, Tf such occurs
It Is feared a terrible loss of life and
property will ensue. A score of wash
outs have occurred on the Central New
Kngland railroad between Winsted and
Hartford. The train leaving the for
mer town at 1.43 this afternoon was
unable to reach Hartford as a result
of two landslides, .which havo cov
ered the tracks with sand and rocks.
At Satan's Kingdom, .1 few minutes
from Winsted, tons of rock have fallen
on the tracks and a hundred men havo
gone to the scene to clear tho way.
Tho men will He obliged to use dyna
mite to remove the debris and It is
not expected that travel will bo re
sumed before tomorrow morning.
At Darby the Nagugatuek river bai
done considerable damage to property
along the banks, flooding factories and
cutting off communication by u num
ber of highways leading to tho city.
The lower portion of the city, inhabit
ed by the foreign colony, is. completely
under water and on several streets
boats have been called Into service.
School Became a Hospital After They
Ate Rhubarb Pie.
By nclulie Wire from The Associated PreiJ.
AltooiUi IM.i Apiil 21,-'llio llollldajbburs
M'lnliur.t an cnUuMu' hchool tor girls, uat
tunifamifil intu a lioplul today tliortly aflci
the ttmli'iits luil lurUkni ol the noon luncheon.
On tlie ini'iiil mil iliulurb pip, ot ulilrli twenty
sticii ut the nlrN parlcok, 'I he count was easily
Kent, fur Mch who ale of the plo hhoitly after.
want licemno ilolently ill with tjmptonw ot
All Ihn 'it,icl.tii in tlie town ieie r.itkd to
t'ie triiiiiiiiry vllliln lull an lionr alter dinner
wa ilnUlied. 11m, jflir a short search,
icniul Hie pinion In lie ilinluih and uac the
nerrvirr antidote. TliU riming all the cilli
.no loiiblilciiil out of ilmger, though sl- ueii)
Mt'l In tlirlr hemp In Alloniu In a prrcailous
Several Firms Burned Out In Most
Instances Full Insurance Carried,
fly Km In. Iw Une limn llie U-.01l.1Ld l'i c .
New- cik, pill 21. (he 011 Walton (ien
in I In' U llll.iin-loiii,- I'llinii nl llmiiU.iii ivh'ili
11. mmil cult llil inoiiilii:.' i'.iutiI an olliiialid
lni. ef alniiil ."iU.kvi mil ihi' wu'ul Hiiii Imiiud
mil 111 nm-t in.-l.111u- idnitil lull iii-111 Htv c.
'Ilu !itali"l lii-il'. ni' Ihe V'Nli lineman lion
umL. t'i.u. and Ihe ouii.t or- Ilu- Imil'lln.
IMK', 11 Haliliiii.111. jiiinpid tin 11
nlii.lnv. .111.1 liai'iimd hi. knll. Inlm il'liih-i,
1 I'I'-imu'i. (ell Hamuli an open luuhv.ay and
Inn Hind liU lr". 'II. im li.(i inej , il it
tl'uualil lUI'liol luwn.
He Is About to Make a Move ot Far-
Renclilnrj Importance to
Will Be a Comprehensive Document,
Dealing with Administrative, Eco
nomic and Financial Questions,
Taking in the Range of Govern
ment Affairs Will Present In De
tail the Best Features of Western
Administration as Applicable to
By Inclusive WirJ fiom The Associated Pros.
"Washington, April 21, The Chinese
minister, Mr. Wu Ting Fang, Is about
to make a move of far-reaching Im
portance to the affairs of China and
one which cannot, it Is believed, but
engage the favorable attention of all
the foreign powers interested In the
affairs of the empire. He Is preparing
a memorial to the Chinese government,
based upon his Intimate acquaintance
with the affairs of the western world,
and pointing out wherein there Is the
opportunity for China to adopt an
enlightened and progressive policy,
which will bring her into harmony
with the sisterhood of nations and at
the same time will relieve It from the
present perplexities which are crowd
ing upon it at all hands. The memo
rial is a comprehensive document,
dealing with administrative, economic
and financial questions, and taking In
praettcally the entire range of govern
ment affairs so far as there seems to
be a present opportunity for rehabll
ating them on modern and progressive
linos. The document Is, however, most
conservative in character and purpose
ly avoids radicalism and extreme re
forms which have Interfered with pre
vious efforts to bring about a change
in the existing order of affairs.
The memorial will present in detail
the best features of western adminis
tration as applicable to China. The
document Is practically completed and
soon will 'be laid before the imperial
Will Be Promulgated After the De
cision of the Supreme Court in
Similar Cases.
Dy Inclusive Wiie from The Associated Tress.
Washington, April 21. It is not like
ly that the new Philippines tariff will
be promulgated until after tho deci
sion of the Supreme court In the Insul
ar cases. It is stated at the war de
partment, where tho matter has re
ceived consideration, that this decision
may make it unnecessary for the gov
ernment to establish a system of tar
iff rates in the Philippines, although
the department has proceeded with
the work of equalizing the rates and
receiving and considering suggestions
as though the coming decision would
lot make any change in tho present
Some months ago the war depart
ment published tho tariff as prepared
by the tariff exports In the Philip
pines and approved by the Taft com
mission. Interested parties, especially
manufacturers and shippers, wore In
vited to examine this proposed tariff
and make suggestions and criticisms.
Tt is Interesting to note that of the
410 paragraphs in the proposed tarlfC
only thirty-three paragraphs have pro
voked criticism or suggestions, Kven
these nre In a mild tone and nearly all
take the form ot suggestion.
Wife of Baltimore Insurance Han
Chose Latter Alternative.
B Excluihe Wiie from Tho Associated IV-s.
Baltimore, Md., April 21, According
to tho testimony of Harry Cook, an
Insuinnce agent here, his wife would
rot leave Now York to live with him
in Pittsburg, on the ground that the
Inttcr city was slow, smoky and dirty.
Ho was granted an absolute dlvotce
today In circuit court No, 2.
The Cooks were married in Minne
apolis in J8SS, and went to Now York
to live. Mr. Cook testified that he
made 7.'i a week, but this was not
sullllent for his wife in Now York, and
he accepted a bettor position In Pitts
burg. He has never hoard from his
wife since they parted,
Pour Arrested While Trying to
Throw Open a Switch.
Py Ilicluslie Wire from The Associated Pre.?,
Kaston, Pa., April 21, The attempts
to wreck passenger trains on the Le
high and Lackawanna railroad near
Bethlehem and Haugor, this week, re
sulted In tho arrest today of four boys
residing at Haugor, They weio Joseph
Coinonle, aged H years: Nicholas t'opi.
mile, aged a; Krank Yuiucola, ngod 10,
and Doniluco t'apelo, aged 10,
Tho boys were caught In the act of
throwing open a switch, They admit
ted their guilt and .ild they wanted to
see the engine go oer Hit iMiik.
Steamship Ai rivals
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Weather Indications Today:
1 General Flood Ho Much Damage, In I'ltls-
Snnw Klonn at Cleveland Impede Travel.
Ilencflclal l!llcct ot ARiiinaldo'ft Addrrn".
MlnUtcr Wu to I ho Chlncso Government.
2 (leneral C'nrlionihlc Department.
3 Local Director Hitchcock Hopeful,
Scimon by ltev. Dr. Simpson.
Weekly belter on -Municipal Affairs.
5 f.CK'id Argument of the Hcspondciil In the
Hipper die.
Mention of Some Men ot the Hour. 1
Probably Kalnl Slabbing at Diintnoic.
il Local West Rcrnntim and Suburban.
7 General Northeastern IViinfljUunla.
Financial and Commercial.
S Local Sentence Day In Coin I.
XeiVH ot the Labor World.
President nnd Cashier of the First
National Bank of Vancouver
Shoot Themselves.
By Kxclusiie Wire (roni The Aocijted I'reu.
Vancouver, Wash., April 21. Charles
Brown and 10. L. Canby, president and
cashier, respectively, of the First Na
tional bank of Vancouver, which was
closed yesterday by the controller of
the currency, committed suicide,
night, two miles from this city, by
shooting themselves with revolvers.
Their bodies were found this morning
lying together In a small clump of
bushes. Both used the same weapon,
and Canby evidently died llrst, as the
revolver was found In Brown's hand.
Kach put the muzzle of the revolver In
his mouth and blew the top of his head
The fact that Brown's bicycle and an
umbrella, were found a short distance
out of town Inst night led to the belief
that they had taken their lives. A
searching party started out today, and
after several hours' search the bodies
were found.
Canby, upon being told by Bank Ex
aminer J. W. Maxwell on Friday even
ing that the 'bank would not be per
mitted to open Saturday, went out In
the yard behind the bank and attempt
ed to Hboot himself. His revolver failed
to explode. After failing to shoot him
self, Canby came back Into the bank,
and he and President Brown left to
gether, taking a revolver with them.
"When Kxamlner Maxwell confronted
the 'bank officials with the shortage of
$S1,000, both men admitted their guilt.
It is said that Brown and Canby had
been speculating In stocks. Beside
Brown's body there was found a pack
ago containing $25, and a note saying
that the money 'belonged 'to his daugh
ter. Upon Canby's body the following
brief note was found:
"My Dear Wife: I feel what I am
afoout to do is for the best. Forgive me,
if you can, and try to live for our dear
children. God bless you all. Good-bye.
Ned. April 19."
Brown, who was tifly-four, years of
age, had lived in Vancouver since 1SG2.
Canby was fifty-two years of age,
and was well connected. A brother Is
a paymaster In the United States army.
Another brother committed suicide
by jumping off the wharf al Vancouver
several years ago.
, While Bank Examiner Maxwell, who
Is now in charge as receiver, has made
no official statement. It is known that
the bank has loaned a largo sum ot
money on Insufficient security. Accord
ing to his report to the controller of
the currency, there Is a shortauo of
$S1,000 in the bank's accounts, and It is
understood that a considerable portion
of this amount was loaned to Brown
and Canby on their personal notes.
About a year ago the bank reduced Its
capital stock ftom $100,000 to $50,000. At
that time about one-half of the so
called bad assets were "charged off,"
nnd have been carried as an asset since
that time.
The heaviest stockholder is Colonel
Stephen Jnslyn, of the regular army, a
member of General Shal'tor's staff.
Colonel Jnslyn Is stationed at San
Francisco, lie was stationed at Van
couver when the bank was organized
In 1S8.1, and over since that time ho has
been the heaviest stockholder.
According to the last statement, Is
sued in February, the bank had depos
its amounting to nbout $230,000.
Revenue Collector Emptied 100 Bar
rels Left on His Hands.
Dy Eiclueiie Wire from The Aioeiated Press.
llelUfontc, l'a April 21 MjIIIh'w Volk, pin
piletor ot tho Itooiiihiui, brewuj, who w.n
Bianteil a brevier's liieiiia; at tlie leconl llci'ii.(
comt, was unable to r,iln the $iTO necessary to
pay the llcen-o Ice anil coU of prouirinc name,
lie rlovil tho brcucrivy and Ml fur i.tliei cliiiif.
The fjlluro to lenew the lliciie left the In
ternal revenue lollector with about Hul bairelj of
lifer 011 his hands, Ileitis pow-cil of no leg it
iraiuut In fell tho ttut or ulie it away, the
cnlictur Milled tho 111 liter by erupt) In; tho
it hole lot into .Spiiiiff cm-.
The Indian Imperial Service Troops
Engage Robbers,
Oy L'xilu.he Wire fiom Ihe Associated Trcsa.
IMI11, April St. Ilrliwdii-r (imeial A. J. 1',
lii'id, iLninumllrc the 'lliiul brli;ido of Ihe ludii
lupeilal Miiirii uoop. in ( I1I11.1, who Is now
ai Mian Hal liiuii, eiu a lonipiti) of Punjab
iiifjnliy to ill. in iv a band in lulili.'in In the
tiiUhhoihiKul of I'll II111;. loric of "IIomi-'
.md ii'lib r.. 1111 10 tuau a tl.oi.? tioui:, as
l.aki'd Ilu Indian tioii., killiiu.' Mijor llriiunln:,
anil I'lio "iiii) and wniiuuiiu olhei.-.
'I In' I'lilllpail lllli.llnl o I'll ili' Hi in
i.iii'liii'uU bill' been sent In, ni II il Kuan. ilc
"IIiimiis" aic appir'Nlb well .111.1 'd with intuli'in
Rain at Winsted.
l.l l 11 Ill-Ill- Wjl 1 I'lil '! ii l. an' II .1 l'i -.
wli-lid, 4 .it 11.. ',11 II -'.' i II iiMm'. lb.'
lllll Hupp d I.iIIIik and i ii ii''' 1 u ilii'd. al
1 2, l'i 1 l.l ' Muiutj.i ) liji h" I'.u aeilialo lUi'iai
ol till iilllltftMk i'f I III' lltl 1- I'lvl'l. 'I III' UU.lllU
lie ti'll In lie i' iu.'iiii' . but 'In . Ii.ial
J n. IiimciiI. 1 1:11 ill. imi'io.'d.
Private House Is Now the Prison
ol tlie Insuraent Chief No
Vlstt to flmcrlcn.
General MacArthur Has Great Faith
in the Benefits to Como from
Aguinaldo's Address nnd Hopes to
Establish Civil Government by
July 1 Colonel Crowder's Good
Work Agonclllo Is Ready to Coma
Into Camp.
Dy Ilxclniiie Wire from 'the A,oi intcd rii'.
Manila, April 21. Agulnnldo has been
removed from the .Maliicimnn Palace
to 11 private house, Xc. r.B Solano street,
and the guard over hint has been modl
lled. General -MacArthur says the effect ot
Aguinaldo's address to the Filipinos
undoubtedly will be beneficial.
Agulnnldo composed It without help.
The original draft. In Tagalog, wu?
translated into Spanish.
Does Not Wish to Come Here.
It is believed Aguinaldo Is sincerely
desirous of peace, lie Is not anxious to
visit the United Stales, ami It Is con
sidered best that he remain hero pend
ing complete pacification.
The insurgent prisoners at Olongapo
will be returned to Manila. Meny pris
oners are released dally, in c-.oliung
for guns surrendered.
General Trias, who surrendered
March 15 at San Francisco de Mala
bo!!, is accomplishing much in secur
ing the surrenders. laieban In Sumac,
Malvar In Hatangas, and Minio In Abra
province are still heading bands largo
enough to be troublesome, but It is al
most certain that these three leaders
will surrender within atnionth.
The precise date of establishing civil
government has not been fixed, on ac
count of administrative difficulties con
fronting the commission. It will prob
ably be delayed until July 1.
Colonel Crowder's Good Work.
The work of Colonel Crowder, the
military secretary, has brought a rec
ommendation for promotion, and prob
ably he. will be made a (brigadier gen
eral of volunteers.
The outcome of the trial of tho mem
bers of tho Mando-Ducat secret soci
ety, who are charged with burying
alive Filipinos who were opposed tu
the Insurrection, has elicited the fact
that in one place the parish priest and
the president were the chief offenders.
Persons refusing to contribute to the
insurgent cause were buried alive by
the direction of the president. Tt Is
probable that all tho ringleaders will
be hanged
Will Swear Allegiance When He Is
Sure Aguinnldo Has.
By i:cluslie Wiie from' The Associated Picj.
Paris, April 21. Agonclllo diplomat
Ically holds back, "not having received
official confirmation of the report that
Aguinaldo has sworn allegiance"; yet c
he admits being engaged In writing 11
paper addressed to the American peo
ple, ftatlng how be thinks purification
ton be best and quickest obtained. The
moment he is satislled that Aguinaldo
has taken the oath ho will call on Am
bassador Porter to say that he con
siders himself an American citizen.
This will a waken rather curious icc
ollcctlons, us the embassy has closely
watched his every movoiuent.nnd when
he came to Paris, about two years ao,
a detective followed him everywhere.
It' ho had done any overt act Ambas
sador Porter Intended to nsk the
French government to expel him. If
Agonclllo swears allegiance he will Im
mediately revisit "Washington,
Abram Nesbitt, Millionoire, Rofuses
to Honor Claim of Mrs. Richards.
By Uscluslie Wire fiom Tho Wulatcd l're.
MilkeS'lliue. Apill il. One day la-t no k
Sirs, l.'eoicc P. IticliariU, ot Plymouth, a town
mar here, in lookins oiei tin family Bible, SJ)
khr found a judgment nolo tor IvM.OOO in fai.T
of her late husband, and fclinuil by Abram NV
btlti president of Ihe l-ecimd National bank of
this city. The, nine was dated Maiih a, ISM, four
dajs be'forii Mr. HkliarilV death.
Whin lliu note nan presented for payment
Mr. Nebltt pronounced it a foifery. Mm. Itiili.
auli then daciil tin mailer in the liamh of Iht
at Ionic), Mho imtllicil tlinqkink pic-ddi'M Hut
a suit would IoIIom' unle-s the note nui paid
Mr, XeibiU at nun vugaveil ('mu:iriiiaii
Palmer to hok after hi Inti'int. Mr. Xi-Jnlt
U a mlllionilin uud a 111-11 of the blithest iha
ail 1 1'.
Coal Trade is Featureless.
By Kulusiie Who I10111 'llie .Wodated l'iei.
Philadelphia, Apill SI. 'llie f.cdisrr in Ilk coil
illicit) tomonoiv will wy; Tim iinlhueite coal
trade U fc.iturclck", Ilu- aioMaucu ot ,a ktilku
look from thti inaikrt lal utik iWiatcicr It
may havo pieilously had. nnd it h been inov
hi!,' along without u" ileiilopiiiuit. I'rlie. ire
Hed, diiuand i lijht and tustomcrk, ai i
uiiully tho case in the spiintf, arc ouleiliijr .H
lilili-10.1I a po-nlble c that iiiitilliiieiit of out
put b.i tho lonipiiiltii U bum,' infoited. Theio
I., m ieaon o belieit' lime lllll be any thlnao
in Ihe piiiKraiiiini' of priic hiicloforc. laid
iJoimi, nliiili H an alliance ot 10 ionl per ton
liiunthlv upon llie Apill fUiui's mil II thu M.iuli Ifjfiiin aie .ualn reached in beplcmbcr
in 11.
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