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Florida's Ghlct Gltu Visited
Blaze That Works Friolit
THE BURNED AREA
COVERS SIX BLOCKS
Three Hotels, Including the Magnifi
cent St. James, the Winter Homo
of Many Northern Millionaires,
and a Theater Included in the
bosses The Tire Biolce Out Short
ly After Noon in a Fiber Factory
and Raged Furiously for Nearly
Ten Hours Before the Firemen
Could Get It Under Control Five
Npgroes Reported Burned to Death.
Thrilling Expeiiences of the Fire
III I m helve Wiie finm The Wodaled Pu.i
.Taiksnn villa. Fla., May ::. At 12.4.1
ii in. today ,Iacknnville experienced
the iini-t cllstistroiis lire of its exist
ence. Th" buildings mi the entire
I'-ngth of Heaver street, from Davis
stieet li the creek on Liberty street,
Ii.iao been totally destroyed. This Is
fourteen solid blocks of residences.
Imm the same distance Ashley and
himh streets have been completely
nimed out. When the lire reached
f-ldge stieet In" Its eastward course
m doped In Ikitnes three blocks,
lni,i. Monroe and the north side of
Ad.iiiis, buttling up tli.it entire section
of thi fitj and ruining fourteen blocks
to the rjtli.il sttcet blldgc.
How much fm titer in that direction
tli-- illy is burned it Is impossible to
lea ni. the streets being impass.ihle. but
t K tented that .St. Luke's hospital
".is burned, ,i report reaching the
iity lint the I'losbyterian ebitreh In
.ist .liteksoiiville is ablaze. If this
is eoirect the lire must have extended
the blocks further cast. The ponlln
gr.u ion bus burned over as far as Is
lellniti'ly 'known i distance or two
and .i halt miles long by a half mile
Wile When the lire reached .Julia
"tiv-t it was a inn ring furnace, ivlth-
out any prospect of being put under
Blowing Up Buildings.
The local military companies were
( illeil out to keep hack the crowds
ami the lire department began to if-e
ilyii.imlte to blow up the houses .l block
Irom the lire and thus prevent the lire
mm spreading. So tierce was the
blaze, however, and so strong had bo
come the wind that millions of sparks
and (lying burning shingles .spread
over live or six blocks, setting the roofs
nf the houses on lire In advance of
the department. Soon Senator Talia
ferro's residence and then the adjoin
ing houses in that block wute ablaze.
Desperate efforts were made to save
the Windsor and St. James hotels, but
both houses were quickly enveloped In
ll.unes. For about an hour the guest
in the Windsor had been busily pack
ing their trunks and went away loaded
with trunks nnd grips, sonic, unfortu
nately, to the Tutted States hotel, but
most of them to the Riverside.
Leaping madly acioss the stieet
from the Windsor, the Humes set Hits
to Sellls house and tlr-n the Metho
dist parsonage. A few moments later
the Trinity Methodist church was a
muss of Haines. The opera house block
followed, and the Richards & Living
strut; boarding house. A desperate
effort was made to save the Baldwin
mansion, which was recently purchas
ed by the Elks for $1S,00. No earth
ly power could save this building, and
that entire block and the one west of
it was quickly a. mnss of (lames. Onco
the fire got started on Main street,
the closely ndjolning buildings went,
ono after another. Paint shops with
barrels of oil in Mock, woto plenti
ful in this district, and as they caught
tire, one after the other, the bluzra
iomj hundreds of foot high and o,ulcky
set the other buildings acioss the
street on lire.
Powder and Dynamite.
Then the Hubbard hardware sloie
caught and the people scattered when
they saw what hud happened. ilun
theds of pounds of powder and a great
deal of dynamite was stored In this
building. Ten minutes passed, when
suddenly there was a mar and llio
building collapsed like an egg shell.
The Jynamlte and pnwdet had ,.s-.
ploded. The tlronu-n at this time wein
working in grent danger. Ktpioslons
began all around them, so the pfrwt
to fight the lite at this point tor a
time had to be abandoned. This was
only the start of the most Intense pait
of the (Ire. Tito new Furchot build
lug was soon ablaze and soon the (lar
illner building was also a mass of
llames, Dawn the stivH swept ;ho
(Ire. "With lapldlty ami In a short
time, the entire section of liiy stiver,
from Markot to Main Mice l. and ex
tending for live blocks Imcl; u.is
burning all at once
The city building went, the die de
partment building the eoimt limit
house, the clerk's office- with the coun
ty records, the criminal court lioiiso
nnd the city jail and the graded schools
and the Cathollo church and orphan
nge. St, John's Kplscopul ehuuh and
the convent. Almost the cntlio city
of magnificent buildings was burned
up In less than four hottis. The scene
was one that begsai.s description. At
8.30 p. m. the lire urns checked at the
intersection at Lam el and Hay streets,
where tlio f'oiiuuerclal bunk Is loeutcd
which went up In llames, the Western
I'nlon building being Just ueio.ss the
itr?it, and not being damaged.
Among the prominent hutch burned
were the St. .lames, tin' I'nlted Slates,
the Placldo and the Windsor.
It Is Impossible at this hour to as
certain tin; loss but It Is said by Insur
ance agents that It will be" between
eight and nine millions. Six lives are
icported losl in the conllagratlon.
The mayor has culled a meeting of
the city council for tomorrow to con
sider ways and means for lellevlng tlio
Jacksonville. Flu., May I. At I (his
morning the situation Is one approach
lug desolation In a large section of the
city. The binned district reaches from
llurbrlilge street on the north to the
St. Johns river on the south, a distance
of not quite two miles. The width of
the desolated area Is thirteen blocks.
Within this space practically every
thing Is blackened ruins'. On Bay
stieet the principal mart of trade, tho
AVcsteru Union Telegraph company's
building is the tirst building standing
going west. Everything east of Laura
bay is gone.
Al 1 0. 1 r, o'clock the tire was under
control, having piactlcally burned it
self out. The suburban settlement!!,
with tho exception of La. Villa, are In
tact. Ln Villa was badly hurt. The
extent of the damage can not be told
it Lull tomorrow. Thousands of persons
are on the streets tonight, homeless,
with practically all of their -worldly
possessions upon their backs. The
depots of the railroads, situated in the
southeastern section, have been turned
into temporary lodging bouses and hos
pitals. Luckily the weather is line, so
that there will be no suffering on that
Meetings of the city council, the com
mercial bodies and the charitable insti
tutions will be called Satin day morn
ing to devise ways and means for meet
ing the situation, ft is not yet known
if an appeal for help will lie Issued,
though it is thought likely that the
exigencies ot the occasion will demand
such action. It is hoped that an ap
peal can be avoided.
Mavnr Howdeu at 1 o'clock tills
morning says the property loss will ex
ceed lilteeri millions. Ten to tifteen
thousand people are homeless.
The plans- of the city as prepared by
the city surveyor shows that 130 blocks
were burned and a part of another
block. The estimates of residences to
the blo.--k n the jesideiitiul district Is
ten and In the business sedan the
blocks were solid. The chief or police
has otdered all saloon'., closed until
AND BABIES DROWN
Returning on Russian Ferryboat
from an Evening Task, a Storm
Springs Up and Boat Upsets.
Py lhclu-ive Who fijin Tin- Associated I'resi.
London, May .".A special dispatch
from Odessa, dated April 2d, purports
to give an eye-witness' story of the ic
cent feiryboat disaster on the river
Dnieper, near Katchkarovka, when al
most a hundred mothets, with their
babies, returning lroiu the evening
milking, were di owned.
A sudden storm sprang up, there was
a punlc, the pontoons -Here swamped
and only a few of those o'n the ferry
were saved by a. boat. Three persons
clung to a hoi so which swam ashoie.
Practically every family in the village
was icndered motherless by the ills
aster. THE STOCK TICKER
SOUNDS HIS KNELL.
Slump in the Stock Market Proves
Too Much for Ono Interested Spec
By I'xilnthi, Vhi fiom tho Vs.iiciaM I're.i
New York, .May :!, a liagie feature
of the slump In the stock market this
atternoou was the sudden death of
John Kee, .11 years old, in thu broker
age olllce of Jacob I'.eiry & Co,, at It
liroadway. He sat close to the ticker
and was listening Intently to the quo
tations that weie being read off. When
the decline beeiiuie severe Kee turned
pain and, uttering a low cry, fell to thu
lloor, lie died In a lew minutes.
Tlie manager of the brokerage olllco
said Kee was on the right side of tlio
market up in the time of the break.
Uy r.i!u!i W'lie (nun l'li ViUkI.Ui,! IVm.
ei iiil, Mi. :l int il: Puna lli.muil,
ll'iiiilmiu: Hull! a i.i, .i'bt Clean I: l.inaii.i,
l.iiiiitil; I' Inn. Ittliiil.im via lliiuleinii';
i.i.il W.ilit.'i.i.. ll.iiuliiim: 1'itili, MiiM'tllix,
sided: ( iliiiiii,in, l.iu'ipanl. Il.ur.i-Aiili.iil:
.'.V,iillJini, Si .'- VuiK. llu men-- Vnhiili l.ilm,
Si w VuiK m.i Somliaii plun. ' MmlUe sailut:
l'ilin.iii (in in UU-iOtt), 'iu- VuiK. SoiitUjinii
li. -ji'il: iiii(.-ilil.iinl (bum llainliuri.), .Nrw
V-ll. Ii. Cii-ili..virj. SI. Ml, h..ih 'av,il; AN
In' iu Vmli lui' tVitiull.ii, .Saple mi. lii'ii'H,
Kiii lit- .e,iil: T.1111I1. V Villi. Im l.briiiui'l,
Wiped Out by File.
Ilv l.xilmlie Wire (10m The iofatil I'rm.
VljHiillKmii, M-0 J. Viir at IJttJft )u ...
ti.. ill.' ilulin.iil ttic 1 ill In- tiw.11, liulii'liiiK J.
Lilt." Kivin i'li.ilfn, lor.M IV11t1.1l ulljy mi
tii.. llio poitiiui(., .ill lui-inm lioiuft, tlie I'icv
I.Mciiau ilmrdi inJ j iiuinlior ni ri'-l'K'iiu'a. 'I'lii'
Ho- iniKlu.ilil ii the titular. Il-llmatfil la.-r,
nlii.1,01111: iiuuuiKi. lift fUtnl
Body Found in the River,
Il, i:ilulc Wire Irom Tiie A-aopIjIi'iI Pium.
si. I'r.ul, May a. --Hie lw.ly ot VVIIIUm Itojcn.
hold, ulio ilUJi'cmil lat wirk with liU fnur
(lulilien, J( foui.d in the liMT tiuljy mar tlio
il.ico wlierp the body of hl oldt hoy us lak.
111 out ii U.i li't J. ctlcrd jy.
Pension for His. Edwards.
lly i:clinbe Wire from 'tbr .UoiI(nl Proi
WalilHKlon. -Miy 3 -,V poifeton ol $-i t month
u liii v-'li'1'' ' M-try K. Iblutrdt (uiiluu),
Gomina Meeting ot Reccntlu Onjnn
Ized National Civic Federation.
WILL ORGANIZE TUESDAY
The Scope and. Character of the Work
to Be Done Will Then Be Deter
mined In tho Composition of the
National Committee of tho Federa
tion Capital, Labor and the Public
Have Been Fully Becognized A
Public Meeting Is to Be Held in
the Cooper Union.
By K'cliishi; Wire fiom 'Ihp Visnclateil I'rci.
Xew York, Jlay .1. The national
committee on industrial concllatlnns re.
cently organized by the National
Civic l'Vileratlon will meet In this city
next Tuesday to oigaulze and deter
mine the scope and character of the
work to bo taken up.
A Fiib-eommittce consisting of Her
man Justl, commissioner of the Illi
nois coal operatoi.s: John Mitchell,
ptesldent of the Mil I ted Mine Work
ers: K. D. Kcnna, vice-president of
the Panto Fe railroad; Frank I". Sar
gent, grand master of the railway
llrenien: Frederick Drlscoll, commis
sioner of the American Publishers'
association, has been at work on a
report for two months, and this re
port will be the basis of the plan adopt
ed. In the composition of the committee
the three elements of capital, labor
and public have been fully rccognlpd.
the committee containing the names
of sonic of the most Important as well
as some of the largest employers ot
labor, while the wage earners are rep
icseiited through the selection of some
of the best known and most conser
vative labor leaders In the country.
In addition to the special meeting
of tlio committees, arrangements are
being made for a meeting la the rooms
of the chamber of commerce Tuesday
and a public meeting -Wednesday night
at fooner I'nlon. At the meet hit's .h'I-
j dresses will lie delivered by leading
members of the. organization.
SHARKEY PUT PUBCELL OUT.
The Fight Was of the Rough and
B KMlmhr Win- (mm 'the Avjoii.ilrrt I'lrs".
Denver, May 3. "Sailor" Tom Shar
key put out "Big Fred" Russell, the
t'nlifotnio. heavyweight. In the fum th
round of ivh.it was scheduled to be a
ten-round go before the Coloi-iido Ath
letic association here tonight. Tt was
eharacteiized by rough-and-tumble
tactics, engaged by both, science play
ing hut little part. There was much
clinching and lough work throughout
and It seemed that each had a chance
to win by landing a wild swing at any
In the t'outth round there ias very
little leading by either. They clinched
ami fought widely' and the rel'erea
bad the greatest difficulty in sep.uat-
ing them. In the fourth round both
men having been cautioned by the
referee that they must tight and not
wrestle, they started out to obey his
It was not long, however, before
thuy were clinching and holding and
hanging on to each other, with the
leferee earnestly imploring them to
tight fair. Sharkey broke away from
a clinch and, as he did so, landed
right and left swings on Riul-ell's
Jaw, putting him down, and as Rus
sell arose Sharkey sent In the finish
ing punch, a half swing on the e.u
PRUSSIAN DIET CLOSED.
Disagreement on Canal Bill Causes a
Ily KsihiMM' Wile deiii 'Hie .Vvnilitul 1'io-s.
Heilln, May !!. The l'uisslan diet
met jointly tonight and the chancellor
rend a royal message d-e,iilUK tins
diet closed, fount Von Muelow then
siilil: "As the government Is cou
vlnieil, in view of tho course taken
In committee, that an agreement on
the canal bill Is at present out of the
iiiestlon, It does not wish to offer any
aid In ii continuance of fruitless discussions-."
Then, with tluee cheers for
the emperor, the sitting was ended.
It Is anticipated in parliamentary
circles that Count Von Hueliv will
I'm thu llli reconstruct the cabinet and
the dale of the guild nl eleetluu will
be so arranged that the new Iioiish
will meet at llio end of October or th"
beginning of November, when the canal
bill will probiiijily be Immediately n
inti'Oduccd. THE SULTAN WILL PAY.
Half a Million for the Ciamps in
n.v ;m1h,1h vVIi-j bum 11,0 Vw.nl.ildl l'n
Constantinople, .Monday, April Ki
ll has been urraugeil thul the Imperial
Ottm.111 bank shall pay the I'lamps,
the shipbuilders of Philadelphia, won,
OuO as a (list instalment and pay 1111
amount, not specified, to the Krupps,
li'om a six per lent, mirmx 011 the gen
et ul taxation of the empire.
Simultaneously with this announce
ment the Tuiklsh otllelalH have revived
the old story that tho Cramps pay
ments Includes I'nlted Stales Aiinen
' ' ' i ' " .-
Window Glass Prices Advanced.
t Extlutbc Wire fium Tim Associated ir.
llttstMiri;. Miy .". -Pr.idiit VV. T. tiuj, ol
the Nltloiul Window OliM Jobber,' a?oiijtlcin,
hi (.out nut noti'-es to the nwinWrs r. llio ur
juniutkiii Hut 1111 advjiicc In the in loo u( uln.
dow glssi will lip nude May II. 'Ilie new ih.
louiiti arv s.) anil :'0 on lutu II1111 cji load loU
or a fraoiion cii'i T '"i i" "I J" olwucc on
irrnt pi li.
RACING AT MORRIS PARK.
Tho ProspeetB for a Fine Meeting
Are First Class.
By rcttliKhc Wire (ram The AicodatcJ I'ttu.
New Yoik, May !!. The real opening
of the Hieing season In New York
will begin tomortow with the first day
of the racing at Morris park. Tho
prospects for 11 (hie mfctlng are bet
ter than ever befoie. Tho track will
be In good condition by tonuiriow nf
ternoon. This afternoon sixteen Wore
caided to go in the big event which
will be for $8.T00, the richest metro,
polllau yet 11111 for. and pome of the
best horses In training will try con
elusions al a mile.
The gcucial opinion among the men
al the in po track today was that
lhigudlcr, with his low Impost of 10."
pounds, would be the choice In' the
betting. Hanaslnr is likely to have a
lot of following on his Uiouklyn han
dicap win of some time ago, and his
good form In his only race last year.
Starbrlght. All (ireeit. Ogden nnd Uel
birio will have their followers as well.
Five other races ore to be mh, In
cluding the New York steeplechase
and thejuvenilo stakes.
OPPOSED TO TAX
BCJT WON'T STRIKE
English Mineis on Second Thought
Conclude That the Remedy Is
Worse Than the Disease.
Py KjiIihIu' Wiro fiom Tli Aiso luted PrM.
London, May .". There were scores
of meeting! today In the coal district
and there was evidence of the Intense
Interest felt in the tax question, but
the results of the conferences show
the miners are by no means so unani
mous as expected in supporting a gen
Chairman Rrlggs, of the joint con
ciliation board of Yorkshire miners,
has Issued a manifesto to the men
to the effect that although he is strong
ly 'opposed to the Impost, he consid
ers It most unwise to take such grave
steps as stopping the collieries. Sev
eral miners' councils have lsued simi
lar advice to the men.
HAD A RING AND
THEN A BULLET
Arthur Sprouls. After Receiving
Anonymous Letters, Is Shot Very
Mysteriously in His Yard.
B Dulusnc Wiic tiivn TIip .Vwiciatfri Treat.
Bordentown, X. J., May ". Arthur
Sprouls, aged 111 yen is, was shot lust
night by an unknown person, the bul
let taking effect In the young man's
left shoulder. Il Is believed the deed
was piompted by jealousy. Recently
Spiouls received three anonymous let
ters, ordeilug him to return a ring to
liene Pierce, a young woman of tills
place, and threatening him with bodily
The shooting occurred in the yard
attached to the Sprouls residence. The
pistol was held so close to Sprouls
that bis face was burned by the pow
der. It Is not believed the wounded
youth Is seriously injured,
THE IMPORTANT QUESTION.
London Statist on Recent Develop
ments of American Finance.
Dy Kliinie Wire fimri 'I lie A,MI.iteil I'lri".
London May .1. The statist, discuss
ing the 1 count developments of Ameri
can finance, will any tomorrow:
"Practically, therefoie. wo shall have
the same group of financiers In control
of the great Industrial corporations in
the United States, of the great lines of
railroad from the Atlantic to the Pa
cific and the lines of the steamships
crossing the Pacific to Chlnn, India,
Australia, the Hues crossing the At
lantic to Europe and Africa and the
lines to the easl and west coasts of
"If these vast plans for controlling
the production of the i'nlted States and
the means ot transport to tho markets
of the world cun be consummated and
elfectlvely carried out tho United
Sines will become the most powerful
nnd most wealthy country in the world.
"The question Is. lire not these plans
too vast to ho carried out by any
group of Individuals, however eminent
NELSON JOHNS EXAMINED.
He Is Charged with Sending Strych
nine Through the Mails.
n,v i:iin-iii' viii- fium 'i 1. ii Aisoiiiittd i'icti.
Mlddlebury, Vt . Mny .'l.Tlns exam
ination of Nelsoii'Jolins, charged with
the murder of Ida Fosbtirgb, of Shore
bam, who died on March pi irom
strychnine which she teculved through
tho malls came to an end this after
noon by the state's attorney agreeing
to have the respondent discharged on
tho murder charge bill Insisting on his
In lug held on the scioml charge of at
tempting to commit nil abortion,
Hall of fi.fioo was furnished by Minor
Jones, tho father, and tho lespoudent
wis ijlyeu his llherly until tlio grand
jury meets in pcceinber, Nelson Jones
has been In thu county Jail for several
necks. Miss Fosburg was a domestic
111 file Jones house tit Sinn chain.
Yellow Fever in Havana,
0, 1:11 liidte Win" (mm llif Aoi Utrd Pru
Waliii.slli. Mj; .1. --Wll'iw liior lu-. inldi- it
ipi'CII..IIM In 111' mi -I'd till' uldi'l u( (lie :,
ntjiy ( 1 liu ticiMiiy !i-niiiiiiig tli- U.iutitliu!
i.'jjiibitk'H'. until Hi" I'll' 111tl.na hj hioii ir-
Had No Significance,
Hy i:iluihc "Aire fium I'lm AsvjtUtdl PieJi
1j,IiiiikIuii, Mj.v .1. Tli" Iiuuo.m lulnUttr,
Ml. TjMIuu, said ludiy lliat I lie: li'miud ri'iU'
nation ( ll'f tin (.iliinci fud no fciiaililcinu' as
iinliciliiik" any ili.in.'c in the k'-ihijI policy o(
the countiy on iiili'iiutiuiul uftjicj.
Population of Manila.
ll.v Dn lu.-he Wile fiom "I lie .WocUtrd I'rpts.
Mjnilj. M'y ':- I'lio Iw.iid ul lifallli I us ioin
pK'Ud llu- nn-il of Manila 'I lie p.inljl lo.x-j
The President's Welcome at Hous
ton One ot Remarkable
ONE TOUCHING INCIDENT
The Widow of the Last President of
the Republic of Texns Presents to
Mr. MeKinley a Small Silk Flag;
of the Lone Star State, Its Staff
Made of Wood from the Old Cnpltol
Building at Columbia The Presi
dent's Felicitous Oratory.
II.' !.cliiiie Who 110111 lln A-oclntcd I'll i.
Houston, Tex.. May 3. The presi
dential speclul train, was skimming
over tlio Hat, broad plains of Texas
when the president and his party
awoke this morning. Houston, where
the party was welcomed by Governor
Havers, who had tiaveled from the
slate .capital at Austin for that pur
pose, was icoched at S.1.1.
The arrival of the train was herald
ed by a volley from a battery on the
bank of the Rtiffalo bayou. All busi
ness had been suspended and the sur
rounding country seemed to have emp
tied itself into the city. An elaborate
programme was crowded Into less than
two hours. The Houston light Guards,
the crack military company of Texas,
which acted as guard of honor for
Jetferson Davis on bis visit here In
187.", and a company of cowboy rang
ers, escorted the party In carriages
through the decorated city. For sev
eral blocks the parade moved between
lines of school children, who waved
flags and strewed the president's path
with flowers. At a handsome arch on
Tolk avenue the president was pre
sented with a floral piece by colored
residents. Before a big and enthusi
astic audience nt the Auditorium. Mr.
MeKinley was formally welcomed by
the governor, and made a happy re
sponse. Members of the cabinet also
At the conclusion of the speeches a
touonlng Incident occurred. A feeble
old lady came forward and presented
Mr. MeKinley with a Hag of tho Lone
Star state. She was the widow ot An
son Jone, the last president of the re
public of Texas. The wood of the
staff was from the old eopilol build
ing at Columbia.
The President's Remarks.
In his speech tho president said:
WnriU fnll me to Kin- pnri".lin to the apiirc
li.itiun which I lui" fur tlie waini nclroinc jnu
line siuconhd 1110 in tliU cily. mj first stop ill
1 In utile of Toias. ((float .ipplufei.) Nutliin?
(inild ho 11101c si-atKyiiis to mc than to rr-tiiie
a welfniiie fiom my old fiiond r.nd iollci;iic of
llu- 111tion.1l liouso of ritiU'tntaiiii1'., ,otn- pif"
on! komuioi-. I InMl.itril to call till.- an impii:
ami I m.k vlid the governor eft the pniiiili
..mi jjaie yon jour tine di-lcnat ion. (I. milliter
.aid .ipplaii'.u.) c ai M'li-ilhe a little on the
.iilieit nf iMiipiio nouMdiy. hut if th'ic i .111
implir Mats in the Union, it N tin- Mate nt
'Ua.-. (Ap,iliiii-eO "t it N all unpin- like all
the other enipiiiH of thl Kieat Hpuldk, uiuhr
flic dominion of the nuieiclRM ptople. (Cieit
upplaiiie.) Ah 1 ,i.ii jonine.ii'.l lliicnli the
"ontli I have he.n more and more Inipuvied witli
the fait thul the sniitli ras romiibiitins r,iiilc
its full (.Iiaie ill the eeotioniie mil industrial de
Mlopiiieiit tli.il. h.H lii'in nolmr 011 in oui ounliy
fm' the p.isl ten leais and uliiih h.,'. iieii 10
11-. the proud tank of fit fet ainong the inamii'ac
liiiinii iiatiinH nf the uoiM. Tin jwtr ntto j-nti
had l,.HM,0i Fpiiulldi ill th" smith: f inlay you
hue oui .".iMnl.nOH. Vour dial, yuiir hull, .lor.r
Imc-li .in lindlntr tlielr wialtli in the laain ut
imir ptople la loire "and our oil"), .mil ymir
Oil, lllld 'Oil Mill tllld C- !( llilllT will KO sllUmfll.
or (l.uiiihlei) il thi-. oil i ily, lasting and m
iiiaiietit. Bui, my fellow ritleie, I am mil hen to uiil.e
11 i.pppili; only tu lendie jour Kieetiimi ami
rieipiocate I lie Miitliuilils of thl-t meat pinplo,
a pail nf thN nrhle union. We tie nM i.nly .1
111110,1 of h.nuN tint we are 1 union of 1ii.un, that
lime tan -ever. I In liu,' ,ou the good wilcuino
nf the nation nf whUli jou form so laige a pail.
I Mlule ,ou with n.lllil I'nimululatlnn-i and I
Hunk jnu lei this rordi.il Kieitluu.
A Continuous Ovation.
I'ntll l.so o'clock this afternoon,
when Austin was leached, the ti.iln
p.issed in succession through Urn cot
ton belt of Texas, the rich agricul
tural region beyond the l.nr.os river,
known us thu black prarle, much
wooded countiy and lino gi lining laud.
The piesldent had his liist glimpse of
long-iioined Texas cattle and pio
liiii'Siito cowboys on western r.ingo
horses. Thu president's reception In
tho l.one Stilt1 state was a continuation
of the ovation ho has received through
out 'the south. Hvory honotv wan
shown him and bin party, and thero
was much enthusiasm.
There was u pletuivsipte simte at
Pruile View, vvlii'io the picsldonl ail-
dliJCMl the colli) eil students of tl
State Normal school, on a stand erect
ed on tho open pr.iltle, at the side of
tile Hack, lie advised the coloted peo
ple 10 learn to do one thing well. Min
ute stops weie made also at Hemp
stead, at lltciiham ami at i:igu. At
each place Im spoko a few wouls. At
every f,tutlou along the loiite l hero
weie cheering 1 imvds,
Reception nt Austin,
The leatiuii of thu day was the ie-
option uccorded the p.uty at Austin,
which, like Now Oilcans, hud never
had the honor or entertaining a rhlef
maglstiuto of the nation, The city was
profusely decorated, nnd in the oven
Injr there was a brilliant Illumination
on C'onsreas avenue. Austin never be
fore held such crowds of people. They
eamo fiom every direction; some, bun
dieds of miles, and JIteraliy swamped
the hotel accommodations of tlie city.
It was estimated that over 20,000 vis
itors were here. Ah the population of
Austin Is only -M.OuU, thu tax upon Its
facilities can be Imagined.
A prwesslon headed by a line mili
tary baud and consisting of fifteen
companies of state mlllti.v and the
Confederate veterans and Grand Army
of the licpuhlio organizations, march
ing side by side, escorted the party to
the cast poillco of the magnificent
THE NEWS THIS MORNING.
Weather Indication Tody! j
FAIR! HOHTHWEBTCnLY WIND. !
1 (Irrier.il J.uUuiulllo IIji I lie birgol t'lro In
t'rr-ililcnl .McKlntey'! Write m Tour.
With the t.Hiii.ilion nt II urii-l'iiii;.
for InilMtrl.il (Vnclllatlon.
1 (iptieial Ciilinmljle I), parltiirnt.
3 laicul PrOfpctlut of The Tllhtule'i Serond
Thllct by the l'uMI!i"r.
Weekly la Iter nil Munulpal AHalrt.
.1 Local Social ord IVr?onj.
One WoniaVs V lew.
3 l.oc.11 County Ciirfrntinii ot Sunday hthnol
T Local li.i Maud Hoiiim In Miantnn.
Armory Hall Sulicommlttci.
5 Loial Wet Ncrantcn ml Snlnnliin
Cie11e1.1l N'oilht.Hirn 'enniyhnnli.
l'lti.incial .mill Coinmcuial.
10 Kourtli of The Trllniiie'it 1 .01.1 1 Mioil -tinli'i.
Ilatmcr City ot Vliinla.
f Loeal Iteliiiinus evi of tlie Weill.
Siimlaj Srhnol Lrwen for I'oinol I nw .
Yl Loeal tiiduilrlal and laihor.
cnpltol building, where the president
addressed a sea of enthusiastic, people.
There was a delightful reception In tho
senate chamber, when; the belles of
Austin, noted all over Texas for their
beauty, received the president and Mrs.
MeKinley. TIiIh function was one of
tho most charming yet experienced on
the ttip. Then followed a. drive through
the city to the state university, where
the students, citizens and school chil
dren greeted the. president. .Later Mr.
and Mrs. MeKinley, with the ladies of
the cabinet, dined informally at the
governor's mansion and at 10.30 tonight
left for Ran Antonio, where tomorrow
morning will be spent.
BEGUN IN MANILA
The Step Taken Is Preliminary to
the Inauguiation of a Genoial
Bv ltluie Wiie fruiu 'Hie Aouated 1'iei.i.
Manila, May 3. Civil government In
Manila was established today, as 11
preliminary to tlje Inauguration of a
general civil government. The United
States Philippine commission Is unwill
ing it present to penult the experi
ment of elections here, although they
have been authorized in all the other
Judge Tuft says a municipal govern
ment lor Manila will shortly be creat
ed. The officers will piob.ibly be ap
pointive. Lepanto and possibly all the
other uncivilized piovinces will bo or
ganized specially on a plan similar to
that adopted in the case of Henguet.
GOVERNOR'S VETO PEN.
Smites the Resolution for a General
ty Uxcluiiie Wins fiom The Aisveiatnl IVi.
Marrisburg, May :'. Governor Stone
has vetoed the resolution providing for
the appointment of nine lomiuissiou
ers to draft and tcport to the legisla
ture of 1003 a general corporation law
to take the place of the act. of 1S74
and Its supplements. Governor Stone
said it would result in confusion.
The bill authorizing boroughs to pro
vide a supply of water for public use,
either by the election of water works
or by contract with persons or cor
porations aittlioriz-'d to supply wv'.er
within the limits of said borough, or
by both methods, was approved.
Let There Be Light.
D.r l'tiluahr Wiie fiom the V.101 Ulnl l'n".
Dover, Del.. Ma.i :i. Tlio Amerii 111 I.lidit rotu.
piny in I'liilidclplda, i.ipit il jJ.OOU.OOO, I fully
llhd iiillrle-, of Inioipcntion v. it ti the cucretaiy
ol hlitc. 'the (oiupsny is imponered In iinmi.
laituri', I111J mil tell all l.ind-j of m.irliinei for
dMiil'iitlm, ?.H 01 cie likliy.
Appointed Auditor of Cuba.
By Cudii'lve Wire fiom The .V.v.oi.'iaUd Prin.
Wi.hliiRtr.li, Miv .!-The nrrrtliy of war je
noiiiiiiH the ippoiiilmi'iit nf .tared 11. Teinll, of
Mhlilsiiu, as auditoi' Im Cull.., at S.'i.lM) a ,icar
f-lii.v. 'I ln r.il uy Is paid nut of the Ciilian rev.
iiii. .Mr, Teinll Is chnf law cleik In Hie
lillh 0 Of the inmpllnlli'l ot the tltMUllJ.
Piejpont Morgan's Generosity.
lie IaiIii-Ivj Whe fiom 'llu A-ooilaled l'i
Vis Li's. II.iIik, I'laine, Va.i .". -I. Pleipuiit
V.oia. ij ha"' doiiitnl Hlly Ihoiiviiid lims in iho
l.n.it l'ii,ll.il hue am) I he iniinii Ip.ilily lua mail.,
ed Its appriilntinn nf the 'jlit 'lit iie-i iiIiiilt IiIiu
vltil II lll.lllilli elll luill'piet Ml. MkI Liail .111-1
V. I aimirtu haie hid siviial ninferuin'a heie.
Piimitive Methodist Conference.
By i;clnbe Wire from Tlii AoiUted I'rru.
Will.'- -Il.iri", Mil .,'.- Ilie twei.tieili annual
e.iiifi'iilne of 111" I'lilillliv.' MithodisL iliuliu,
nldeli h it-.' I i n Ii si-i'll .it l'l.imoilth the 'il
two ili,v, idioiiiiiid -hie die llil. Hi-nlns, alUr
i In ling lli'l. I". VV. Slilmls, ol Tamjiiu. I'i.,
Foreign Missions Prosperous.
Ill i:ilr.-iii Wlin Ilv. ii 'llr Asceijt,'d 'ii..
Vushinj,tiii, May il. VI imli.l's session of (lid
VViiiim.'b llnmo iiuil l'oiriy.u Mivsiuiiaiy i.ia
o ill" n'eiiii.il .sjnul ei the t:iiurcHc.il Luthui.n
chilli li in tin I iillul stilus, the tiil of the
toimnlttic on luiiiUliini,- lni- to uitsiionaiies
khoii.d a irenoliiu. iiipou-e to ap.'jU
THE DEATH ROLL,
Uy Lxfliudip Wire urn The Asjociatnl Pref
piiiiSliflil. 111.. Slay .1. -Uuford Wilson, jr.,
dil'tl ni of Major luuoid VVIUcti, of .-piiug-laid,
loinin lulliitor ol Ilie fuited Stali.s ticas.
tit , (Hod today fioni tjphold leier at Siw
llaien. Conn, Wilson nai a K ..OiiiR alhh'lii of
Yale, luiliit' held iiii.ll irivutly fust oiilioii In
ljiuaster, 'a., 5Iiy ,t.-- Diitd Poitir Itiviti
in UK r, (iiiniiily Hia.101' m lhi ill, dieil lodjy
ot titanus, Ilie U'siilt el a auetr. Mi. Il-ui.
miller J4 i.wculbc ottku- oi the avv, the
tloop of ujr uliiih Mew up the rebel rani ,r-Kan-'As.
Alter the u-ar he n elieled to the Ute
ln.'i.st.itijie and iu nude district attorney of
Line inter. Mi. ltoieiiiiiilhi' uj a neat rtlilfu
ur Admiral Porter.
IT COSTS TO
RUN A STATE
Tlie General flDnroprlation Bill
Carries $15,032,034 tor
$11,000,000 FOR SCHO0L5
Passes First Reading in an Unimpor
tant Session of the House Tho Bill
by Items Bill Reported, to Put n
Tax of a Cent a Galloii on. All Ale.
Porter and Beer Browed in Penn
sylvania Miners Threaten ta
March to Harrisburg if Their Bills
Are Not Passed.
By Iluluslie Wile fium The Associated 1'rf-i,.
Jlarlisburg, May 3. Tho general ap
proprlatioti bill,- carrying nn appro-'
prlatlon of $15,0:52,0:11 for the next two
years, was reported to the house, to
day by Chairman Bliss. The bill ban
alteady passed first leading nnd wll
be- taken up next week for second!
leading. It canles an appropriation ol
$11,000,1)00 to the public schools. Ot
this, $100,000 is to be applied to thu
State Xoimal schools, and toO.000 for
township high schools. The follows
Ing are the items ol' the bill:
Executive department, ?33.400, de
crease rrom 18flJ of J93.C3; state de
partment, J8S.200; auditor-general's de
partment, J105.900; treasury deparl-
incut, J44.S00; attorney general's de
partment. $31,000: internal affairs de
partment. JMB.OOO, decien.se of $2,010:'
banking department, $107,000: public)
Instruction department, $42,400; adju
tant, gcneral'.s department, $42,600;
state library. $47,350, increase of $:!.
000: State Reporter, $1G,000: public;
buildings and grounds, $7!,600, In
crease of $7,1)00; .sinking fund commis
sion, fS.SOO; board of pardons, $7,110,1;
agricultural department, $103,000. do
eteasc of 57.S00; forestry department,
$13.nuO, Increase of $1,000: printing and
binding, $d,!)00; revenuu commission,
$2,-lfi; factory inspectors, $80,000: har
bor ofllceis, Philadelphia. $107,000, of
which $11.1,000 is to be applied for the
purchase of land and new boats, In
crease of J-eo.OOO; medicul councils, $2,
000: college and university council,
$.(H0: Supieme court, $132,000: Super
ior court, $131,000; Common Pleo..
$.s2,00fl, increase of $.12,000: Orphans'
court, $118,1100, increase of $11,000: as
sociate judges', $139,000: senate, $114,
i'i7S; house of representatives, $1,307,
SUS. The item for the house of represen
tatives Includes the following: Coun
ty supeiintcnilents, $20,1,000: Interest
on funded debts, $.140,000; mine inspec
tors. $13(1.000; witness fees, $0,G0O; Har
risburg lire department, $2,200; post
age for departments, $1S,000; traveling
expenses of executive department-.
$1.0(lil; advertisements, $1,000; mlllturj
Thu order of business In the hoiisn
today was senate bill on second rend
ing. There was a slim attendance and
the business was disposed of In short
order. The bill providing for the ex
tinguishment of any ground lent, an
nuity or other charge upon real estate
after twenty-one years and making tho
same applicable In cases where the
commonwealth Is a party claimnnt the
rume us in the case of other parties,
was amended by Mr. IWford, of Phil
adelphia, so that It .'hull not apply
to lands or minerals beneath and co
extensive iith tlvers and publio
A bill taxing one cent a gallon all
ale, porter and beer brewed in Penn
sylvania was loportod from the way
and means committee and will be read
the first time Monday night.
The house adjourned until S o'cloek
Miners to March.
Shnmokln, May 3. Secretary George?
Ilaitieln sent notices today to tho local
unions of dlstilet No. !. United Minn
Workers of America, to hold them
selves in readiness for orders to bo Is
sued next week to march to Harris
lung In Impiess tho leglslatiito vlth
llio fm! that the mine bills now bolnu
held up In the senate must become
President John Fahy anil other oill
clnls anlvcd from tho state capital to
day to organize the hosts, It Is pto
posed that the .Shamoklu-Ashlnud
miners will march through tlio Horn
don valley to Mlllersbuig, to bo ni'd
there by miners fiom the Schuylkill,
Iia7.le.ton and T.ykciiy valley sections.
1'Youi Mlllersbuig the miners will pro
ceed In a body to tho state capital,
Officers of districts Nns, 1, 7 mid :i
will have command of llm miners
Owing to dlstilet No. 0 men living
ueaiest to Harrisburg, It Is thought
Unit out of a memhcishlp of .10,000 at
least 20,000 will Join lu tlio movement
The minors generally ,m enthusiast)",
over tho idea.
Tho I'ittiicnu-iit of Senator Hurdeji
berg, who becomes auditor general nest
Monday, will advance Senator Vuiighun
to tho much coveted position of chair,
man of the senate appi-opilutions coin
Aimed Men Protect Town.
By i.uluMir Wiie horn The ocIilcd 1'itn
f mnlieiljiid, Xld , Ma) U. litis city today e.
tablltiticd -in annul patiol on the liedioid loud o
pi i vent pitmiiw from tin tinall po. Inlcili-d aei
tlon In Cumin ilmul jh-. Ilcdlord loiuit). Pa
fiom 1 1 1 1 1 1 i 1 1 v: . v iiiiuil'ii uie tinned link
Oter Id) i .i-i aii- liit lo el.l in IliU ulley,
f l -ftt -r-rU -r-f-f-f
f WEATHER FORECAST.
VVwhliiBtnn. Maj .".-Poreii.tt for fit. -
iirl.iv and Suinlj.i: l.aslern Pinieylianli 4
-Pair isatuidi and Suiidai', tieli uoitli- ,
Mmlerly wnni.. diuiiiiUlilns: in fire
4 -rHI4 ttV'r-t-t