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SCIUNTON, PA., FRIDAY MOUSING, AIRIL 4, 1902.
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Twelve Hotels and a Score of
Other Bulldinos Destroued
bu Fire Yesterdali.
LOSS, IT IS BELIEVED,
WILL EXCEED $750,000
Wo Lives Lost, but Many Persons
Are Injured During the Progress
of the Conflagration Origin of the
Fire Unknown The City Guarded
by a Company of Militia Wildest
Excitement Prevailed Among the
Guests at the Hotels That Became
Prey to the Flames Estimate of
Dy i:rtiblto Win' fioin The Asucl.iteri I'ifss.
Atlantic City, N'. J., April S. Twelve
hotels and more than a score of small
buildings adjoining- the board wrflk
which Is built along the ocean edge,
were destroyed today by a tire which
swept the beach front for two long'
blocks, from" Illinois avenue to New
York avenue. The loss, it Is believed,
will exceed $750,000. In this respect, the
conflagration Is the most disastrous
that has ever visited this city. The
loss will be only partly covered by In
surance, us the rate of five per cent.,
charged by Insurance companies on
property here, Is regarded as almost
prohibitive. Fortunately no lives we.e
sacrificed, though probably a dozen
persons were slightly injured and
burned during the progress of the lire.
It was reported early In the afternoon
that six men had perished in the (lames
but the rumor was without foundation.
The origin of the fire is unknown, but
Is said to have started In either Brady's
baths or the Tarlton hotel, which ad
joins jlhe baths, at Illinois avenue and
the board walk.
The city is guarded tonight by a
company of militia, who were requested
by the municipal authorities to aid the
police In the prevention of looting.
About a dozen men were arrested lull
ing the day for robbery.
The hotels destroyed and their esti
mated losses are:
The Luray and annex, the latter for
merly known as the Norwood, owned
by J. S. White and son, $125,000; the
New Holland, Mrs. M. J. Lee, $30,000;
Stratford, Arnold AV. AValdner. $40,000;
Berkley, Hew Brothers, $30,000; Bryn
Mawr. J. & E. Keffer. $23,000; Stickney,
Mrs. 1,. V. Stickney, $20,000; Kvard,
James T. Gorman, $20,000; Rio Grande,
J. 1 Kilpatrick, $30,000; Mervlnc, K. I.
Eolls, $20,000; Academy Hotel and the
Academy of Music, Charles Frallngcr,
$25,000; ' AVIndsor, G. Jason Waters,
(partly destroyed), $23,000; Tarlton, G.
Jason Waters, $20,000. Charles Keeler,
who conducted n drug store on the
board walk at Kentucky avenue, esti
mates his loss at $60,000, and Victor
Froisinger, proprietor of an art store
at St. James place and the board walk,
says his loss Is $50,000. Other victims,
whoso losses range from $5,000 to $10,-
JO00, are: Jnmes A. Brady, bath house;
David John, druggist; Nnbass & Kazan-,
Oriental goods: Haines, florist;
Shlmumura & Co., Jupanese novelties;
Ohlng Hop Hlng, Chinese novelties;
John H. Flett, art store; Partridge &
Richardson, millinery and dry goods;
Woman's Exchange; E. I Qulnn, hair
dresser; M. Moyer & Brother, jewel
ry; Richard Hinder, barber.
Smaller Booths Burned.
In addition to tho f oiogoins there
were- numerous other smaller booths
and several cottages on minor thor
oughfares in the rear of the board walk
which were either partially or entirely
Tho lira was discovered shortly after
A o'clock this morning, and for nearly
five hours tho flames raged with such
violence as to threaten the city with
destruction. All of tho burned build
lugs were franio structures and the
flames fanned by a strong southwest
wind, swept along the beach front with
amazing rapidity. The Tarlton hotel
wus soon ii pile of smouldering debris,
nnd the flames fed on tho small stores
and boat houses between Illinois and
Kentucky avenue until they reached
tho Stratford hotel, which was soon
enveloped. Tho fiery tongues leaped to
tho Berkley, adjoining, anil In a fow
minutes tho Now Holland, the Hryu
Mawr, tho Evard and the Stleknoy, all
located on Kentucky uvenuo near the
beach were doomed. The local flro de
partment worked well and willingly,
but was unable to cope with the flames
and It was found necessary to send to
Philadelphia und Camden for nld, The
former city sent three engines and two
camo down from Camden. Tho engines
wore brought hero on two special
trains furnished by the Pennsylvania
Railroad company, and they made tlio
run of nearly sixty miles In 65 minutes,
Their presence hero was of vast assist
ance to the local firemen, hut It was
not until nn hour after their arrival
that the fire could be said to be thor
oughly under control. Just as the spe
cial train bearing tho Philadelphia lire-'
men arrived a burning brand set flro to
Iho centro of Young's pier near Tennes
see avenue. Meantime- tho flumes had
conununlcuted with the Rla Grande, the
Mervlno and tho Academy hotel and
tho Academy of Muslo at tho corner of
New York avenue und the beach. For
a few minutes Young's pier burned
fiercely, but the firemen succeeded In
confining the flames to Marine hull,
which was situated In tho centre of the
pier, This structure was entirely de
stroyed, bisecting the pier.
Hurl" the progress of tho fire the
wildest excitement prevailed umong the
guests of tho hotels which later became
prey to the flames. With the exception
of tho Tarlton and the Bryn Mnwr, all
of the hostelrles were open for the sea
son und most of them were fairly well
filled. In most cases the guests had
sufficient time to pack their trunks and
grips, nnd those who did not do this
carried their personal effects to places
of safety In the best manner possible
tinder the circumstances, The beach
appeared to be the most suitable de
pository, and many nondescript henpa
of clothing, bedding and furniture ap
peared In the sand. This rendered extra
vigilance necessary on the part of tho
police. The members of the volunteer
fire department acted ns special police
men, and Company L, National Guard
of New Jersey, was called Into requisi
tion to preserve order.
Strenuous efforts were made by the
firemen to prevent the destruction or
the AVIndsor hotel, which was the last
to take fire. The wind had been favor
able to the firemen, but at 1.30 o'clock
the wing of the Windsor nearest the
blazing structures began to burn and In
the course of u half-hour had been con
sumed. The flames, however, were con
fined to this section of the building,
though the main portion of the hotel Is
badly damaged by smoke and water.
Nothing is left of the boardwalk, from
Illinois avenue to a point within a few
feet of Young's pier, but the Iron sup
ports. This is the portion of the walk
that is mostly used, by pronienaders.
The Dunlop hotel and the Bleak house,
massive brick structures at Tennessee
avenue and the beach, were in grave
danger when the conflagration was at
Its height. The employes of both houses
played streams of water upon the build
ings from all sides and In this way
doubtless prevented the further spread
of the flames.
AH of the guests of but ned hotels,
who were forced to seek other quarters-,
have been cnied for. Those who had
been stopping at the Luray were given
rooms at the now Hotel Marlborough,
which is under the same management.
Others registered at various hotels anil
Fire Under Control.
It was 3 o'clock before the firemen
were convinced that there was no
further danger, and then the visiting
engine companies returned to Phila
delphia and Camden. Tonight the scene
of the fire was visited by nearly everv
person in the city, and policemen anil
soldiers were busy keeping the crowds
at a safe distance from the smouldering
ruins. Numerous express wagons, which
had been In operation since early In the
day, carting recovered baggage to places
more safe than" tho streets and the
beach, were kept at work until a late
Mayor Stoy was not in the city when
the lire broke out, having gone to
Trenton with a delegation from here
to urge Governor Murphy to sign the
new Atlantic City charter. The gover
nor had delayed signing the charter
because of certain conflicting clauses.
The charter, among other things, pro
vlde.s for more strict building laws.
While tho delegation was conferring
with the state executive, news of the
fire reached Trenton. The governor
immediately signed the charter. A
special meeting of city councils was
held tonight to take action on thp fire
and arrange for the rebuilding of tho
burned portion of tho board walk. The
Morris guards, a local military organ
ization were tonight sworn in as
special policemen and were placed on
guard, with the members of Company
L, at the scone of the lire. Mayor Stoy
tonight Issued a notice to tho public,
deploring the calamity, but expressing
thanks that It waB no worse.
The Heaviest Loser.
Charles Frallng, proprietor of the
Academy of Music and a drug store In
iho building, tonight said that he was
the heaviest loser by tho lire. He
placed his Joss at upwards of $125,000
and said he carried but $10,000 insur
ance. He was not prepared to say
whether he would rebuild. Most of tho
fire's victims expressed a desire to re
build as quickly as possible.
Tho local board of Insurance under
writers, after a meeting tonight, an
nounced that tho total loss would not
exceed $750,000 and the loss to the In
surance companies would bo about
$175,000, and that no Individual insur
ance company would sustain a greater
net loss than $7,500. Thu loss to tho
municipality In damage to tho board
walk, etc.. Is estimated by tho under
writers at between $7,500 and $10,000.
Philadelphia, April .1. Mayor Ash
hrldgo tonight received the following
telegram from James Hoyt, of the de
partment of public safety of this city,
who went to Atlantic City, N. J with
tho Philadelphia llremeu:
"Flro out. Our men gave magnifi
cent support. Hoseman AVolssbrod, of
-13 station, badly hurt leg, Assistant
Chief AVaters, or Philadelphia, deserves
also credit for stopping spread of
Company Stores Closed,
lly Kulculro Wire fioin The Associated I'reni,
bnbolsi, l'j,, April 0. Today all company ctoica
at the wiloiis mini's of tho llochester and I'ltU
liiire foal und lion company wcie mdc-ied tu be
(lewd Satuulay next and icuuln cliwed durlng
tho strike. This Indicate n Ions idllko and will
throw a Ijijjc number; of clcik out (.f enipby.
inent vs (In., company hag half a doien uge
Mores In the region. The Urike leaden, me malt.
)ni! no Wble mom toward a settlement of the
trlke but ure doing eierj thing- lo strengthen
their local unions, ,
The Youngstown Strike, i
ly Ksclu.be Wire Irviu The Associated I're.
Youngatonn, 0., April 3. The 300 rmploir on
strike at the local plant of tho American jlrldgc
company were discharged and paid oft today,
'flic men were Informed that unlea the strike
was icttlcd the company would dismantle (he
plant ami move ft clwwl'erc. The aniko was the
icult of the management filling the placet of
tnriily-Hic boy lite! heaters who went on stilUe
Monday fvr higher waged.
GAYNOR FAVORS THE
Another Important Decision. That
Favors Trades Unions.
By l'.clulve Wire from The Associated Press.
New York, April 3, Justice Gaynor,
In the Supreme court, Brooklyn, today,
handed down a decision bearing on the
question as to whether strikers may
maintain a picket line. The Justice de
nied an Injunction usked for by Frank
Herzog and Louis Urbe, bookbinders,
to restrain J. U. Fitzgerald and othets
from pati oiling and picketing streets
in tho vicinity of the plaintiff's place
of busbies, with a view to inducing or
compelling men at Work to Join In a
strike which had been declared. In
his decision Justice Gaynor said:
"This Is not a case for an Injunction
in advance of a trial. No violence has
been done to persons or property. Cap
ital and labor have an equal right to
organize, as Is now recognized by all
sensible people. The courts should not
Interfere except In a case of obvious
necessity. When courts and judges of
llrst Instance have gone beyond this it
has been an abuse of power,"
THE FUNERAL OP
last Kites Are Witnessed by Hosts
at Cape Town All Busi
By I'sdusitc Wire from the -Woeialfil rrc.
Cape Town, April 3. Throughout the
day a continuous stream) of people
passed by tho coffin containing the
body of Cecil Rhodes, as It rested In
parliament house. The funeral pro
cession this afternoon was most Impos
ing. The coffin, which was draped with
the tuttered Union Jack, which be
longed to Mr. Rhodes, and with the
tatttered flag of the British Chartered
South Africa company which went
through the fight, at Masslkessl, was
carried on the long Cecil gun carriage,
used at the siege of Klmberley, through
the crowded streets to the cathedral.
The streets were lined by troops, who
saluted the passing cortege. The pall
bearers were Dr. Jameson. Sir John
Gordon Sprigg, the premier of Cape
Colony, and six others. The chief
mourner was Colonel Frank Ithodes,
who walked alone and bareheaded, fol
lowed by the other brothers of the de
ceased and) representatives of Lord
Mllner, the British high commissioner,
and Sir AVolter Hely-Hutchluson, the
governor and commander-in-chief of
the Cape of Good Hope. Then came
the Judges, military and naval ofllclals,
the representatives of the colonies,
churches nnds parliament, the mayors'
and the stuffs" of the De Beers and the
British Chartered South Africa com
panies. All business was suspended during
tho funeral and nil the public buildings
were draped .in mourning.
In front of the cathedral stood a huge
crowd, bareheaded, and the building it
self was filled to Its capacity. The
archbishop and other clergy received
the body at the porch. During tho ser
vices the archbishop made an address,
In which he declared that Mr. Rhodes
had faults, of which he probably was
as conscious ns any one, but, neverthe
less, he was a great man. Before the
chartered capital was contemplated, Mr.
Rhodes said to him: "Some men's hob
bles are to collect butterflies and old
china. Mine is to open South and Cen
tral Africa to British enterprise."
Though not a grout church-goer, con
tinued tho archbishop, Mr. Rhodes was
essentially religious. Before Ills lust ill
ness he realized the nearness of death
and manifested an earnest desire to pre
pare for it.
At the conclusion of the services, tho
procession re-formed, a dead mnrch was
played and the mourners proceeded to
the station, whence the remains, ac
companied by the family, the executors
of the will and others, were taken to
The entire ceremony lasted two and a
half hours. . It was the llrst public
funeral In South Africa which called
out such a remarkable demonstration
of public grief.
Attorney General Elkin's Opinion on
Assignment of Claims.
My r.xrlusiu- Wire tioiu The Associated Pren.
Ilarilsbuiir, April :i. Attormy General lllkin
today saic a Ids leawl opinion tint, nndii the
act of JSbT, lelatlng lo llm julKnincnl of iljirn.,
if tho 'cl Vliginl.i claim ngnii-.v piesses the
writs of the attachment of .tiry oguln.t ril.
roaders, ami compels the rallioad companies to
pny Iho debt, the lallrondem may pureed ihmIiii'.
I lie lumhinls m othei creditor-! making iKilgn.
inent of thei.e Uaiim, and, under tho law, ie.
comt fioin iliem n.s a pen illy Iho full amount
of debt, Intere.t and com kj collected. Koine
time ugn II, runic Simely, t", A, Jolunion nnd
other cmpliijc ol the l'wmilinln ilro,ul
lompany, wlahin to ascertain ulut leiiul tight
tho Vcl Virginia collection agemy had to hold
up lh wage nf railroad employes In this city,
Altoona and other points iilong the IVnuvi'l.
yanla line, for ililit, tent a letter to Attorney
Ceneral Kll.ln slating the case and asltlng ids
opinion mi the subject,
Mr. Klkln com hides hit opinion as fol!us
"TliU whole i-jstem of making udliclliHh, l
iclous, i-aiuis of (.harp praitlce, nnd .should l.oc
be encouraged. II k'iiuk to mo that, when our
meiihants and other urdiloit fully underhand
tho line (haiactry of the suits instituted and the,
penally whlili they mu.t pay in iase suits me
pressed against them, they will lufiuln fiom
making unlgnuunts of claims for lhl purpo.c,"
LIEUT, WITTON TELLS
OF THE BOER MURDERS.
Hy Kiilibdu' Wire fiom The Associated J'reas.
London, April '!. Lieutenant Witton, one; ci
Iho Australians xcutci'icd to penal hiivitudc 'for
lilt at the Mtne time the Auslialian offhers
uero H-ntenccd to death .for shooting and tubbing
lloers who were traveling lo PJclcisburg with
tho object of surrendering, has arrhed in Kng.
land to eerie his sentence. He tjlwa an account
of the affair us follows:
''Una of their Australian ofhuui bad been
murdered by Ooeri. Shortly afterwaidi the
Australians captuird a number of Itocrs, Includ
ing one wealing the uniform of the murdered
ofrtcer, 'iiiey immediately held a drumdiead
court maitlal, found tho man guilty and or
dered him to be aliot. Kor this tho Australian
were aneted In October und fried by court
mai (lal. Their cntencc. after rcrl.ton by the
Imperial government weic communicated to them
In I'lbiudty. Two of the Autraliau wera shot."
ftbner MoKlnleu Emphaticallu De
nies the Gharoes of Gap
WOULD HAVE NOTHING
TO DO WITH SCHEME
Mr. McKinley Did Not Act for the
Captain in the Danish West Indies
Affair Met Him Only Once, Then
Casually Col. Brown and Repre
sentative Gardner Also Enter Dis
claimers Testimony of Mr. Houna.
Senator Lodge's Statement No
Contract with the Associated Press.
By l'Ailmivr Wire (rum The Avncilted l'lri-s
Washington, April 3. The Investiga
tion of charges In connection with the
Danish West Indies negotiations was
continued today hy the house special
committee. Among those present when
the hearing began were Abner McKin
ley, Colonel W. C. Brown, Carl Fischer
Hansen and Representative Gardner, of
Mr. McKinley was the llrst witness.
Asked whether he knew Cnpt. Christ
mas, Mr, McKinley said he had met
him once In the most casual way In
the lobby of the Manhattan hotel, New
York. He never held any conference
with him of any kind or character.
He had never talked with him about
the Danish West Indies, either remote
ly or otherwise, nor had he ever men
tioned the mutter to tho lute president.
Mr. McKinley said he had known
Hansen for some time. Prior to the
casual meeting with Christmas, Han
sen had desired to retain him in this
matter. He told Mr. Hansen he could
have nothing to do with It. He had
never had any talks with the Sellgmans
on the subject.
Representative Gurdner disclaimed,
all knowledge of Christmas, except-of
the most casual character. Mr. Gard
ner said lie hud taken some Interest in
tho acquisition of the Danish West In
dies and bad Introduced n bill on the
subject, but that was before Christmas
had made the casual call. Mr. Gard--ner
also disclaimed going over the
subject with it Mr. Evans, who had
been mentioned In the matter, except
In a sidejwalk conversation, when In
qulrlcs were mude as to the prospects
of a sale of the Danish islands.
Mr. Gardner knew of the Interna
tional Press association. He had been
a stockholder in the concern, which at
one time represented several New Jer
Colonel W. C. Brown testified that lie
met Christmas once in the Manhattan
hotel in New York. He had no conver
sation with him nt that one meeting
'except tho usual interchange of cour
tesies. He had no contract with Christ
mas or Hansen or any one In connec
tion with the Danish matter.
Mr. Hansen, who gave his business ns
an attorney at New York, testified that
Christmas told him In 1899 of the move
ment to sell the Danish islands to the
United States and of Denmark's will
ingness to pay liberally in caso of a
sale. Christmas desired Hansen to act
as counsel. Witness called on Abner
McKinley and asked him if he would
become associate counsel. Mr. McKin
ley replied that ho (Hansen) ought to
know that ho (McKinley) would not be
retained on any negotiation In which
the government was concerned. Mr. Mc
Kinley told him also of showing a man
out of his office who hod sought to
bring up a question of government ap
pointment In connection with legal busi
ness. Mr. Hansen snld ho had urged
that the acquisition of the Islands was
In lino with this government's policy,
but Mr. McKinley would have nothing
to do with the matter.
Later, Hansen said, he talked with
Colonel Brown and requested him to
ask tho president if there was nny In
tention of buying tho Danish Islands.
Colonel Brown made the Inquiry, tho
witness, said, and wns referred by tho
president to Secretary Hay. When Col
opel Brown returned to New York, he
told Mr. Hansen that the United States
did Intend to buy the Islands. Mr. Han
sen then accepted Christmas' proposi
tion, telling him, however, ho desired no
compensation exeppt to be appointed
attorney for Denmark, Inter, If tho ne
gotiations were successful. Mr, Hansen
then related what Christmas had told
him of coming to Washington nnd meet
ing President McKinley, Secretary Hay
and Admiral Bradford, and later of
going to Copenhagen with Mr. "White,
tho United States secretary of embassy
at London. Mr. Hansen also related a
street meeting with one of tho Hellg
munn.who had said Christmas wus pro
ceeding well with tho negotiations.
Later, Mr, Hansen said, he refused to
stand sponsor for Christmas, and wit
ness learned from Colonel Brown that
tho president desired no further deal
ings with ChilHtiuns. '
Senator Lodge's Statement.
Mr, Hansen yielded temporarily to
allow Senator Luilgo to,mal(e a state
ment. The senator said Christmas-hud
spoken to him about tho Danish tinns
fer, Mr. Lodge always had taken an
Interest in the acquisition of tho Isl
ands, lie told Christmas, however, that
there was no use of his staying here, ns
tho Danish minister would attend to thu
Tho senutor speitlflcully denied lan
guage s.Ud to huvo been used bv him,
according to the Christmas report, ,
Resuming his testimony, Mr. Hansen
suld he had never received anything
from Christinas and had loaned him
$800 when ho was hard up, which had
not been repaid. There was much
laughter und the Inquiry took a rather
ludicrous aspect as Mr. Hansen told of
ChrMinus' promises to various persons.
On one occasion, Mr. Hansen said,
Cludstmns met C, W. Knox In a dining
room and told him he had some Islands
to sell. Mr. Knox said he knew a
man who know Senator Hnnna. As a
result, Christmas was to pay Knox
$r0,Q0Q. In semi-humorous vein, Mr.
Hansen told of J," being paid on this
On another occasion, Mr. Hansen re
lated, Christmas met In a saloon one
Nelkln Y. Wnlberg, and told him he
had "some Islands for sale," Hansen
said Wnlberg replied thut was "Just
In his lino." Later, Hansen snld,
Christmas let Walberg have small
sums, $40, t-' and SI.". Mr. Hansen
snld he did not know Walberg, nnd
knew nothing of his connections with
an International press association.
Representative Hltt asked If this was
supposed to be the basis for cluirges
affecting the American press.
(Continued on l'.tRc .1.1
WILLIAM LANE WILL BE
It Is Believed That Justice Will Be
Meted Out as Quickly as
Laws Will Permit.
By Km-IimIip Wiic from The Avociatid l'n-ci.
Philadelphia, April a. Justice, as
quickly us the luws of the common
wealth will allow, will be meted out to
William II. Lane, tho colored butler,
who, on Tuesday, killed Kilo. Jardcn,
otherwise known as Mrs. Ella J. Fur
bush, and her 10-year-old daughter,
Madeline, and probably fatally shot tho
7-year-old child, Klolse, for the purpose
of robbery. Lane was captured four
hour3 after he committed the deed, was
formally arraigned the next morning,
and today he was committed to prison
lo await the action of the grand jury,
which, in turn, late this afternoon, re
turned two indictments against him for
murder. The court immediately as
signed counsel to legally defend him,
and his trial will begin and end tomor
row. In his arraignment before the grand
jury, Lane pleaded guilty to the two
charges, which makes it certain that he
will be convicted of murder In tho first
degree tomorrow. It Is the intention
of the district attorney to Immediately
send tho case to the governor, who,
under the law, fixes the date of the
execution of capital cases, at not less
than thirty days from the date a, pris
oner is sentenced to death. It Is ex
pected that the governor will fix the
dote of the execution of Lane as early
as" the law will permit. If the Inten
tions of the oltlcprs of the law are
carried out, It will be the quickest case
of conviction and execution of the sen
tence of death In the annals of capital
cases in this state.
The condition of the child, Klolse, Is
MRS. HAINES ESCAPES.
The Jury Acquits Her of the Charge
of Killing Her Stepdaughter.
Hy Kclule Wiio fiom The Avoclaled Tree'.
Mt. Holly, N. J April 3. Mrs. Mabel
Fenton Haines, who has been on trial
here for the last nine days, charged
with killing her 2-year-old step-daughter,
Gwendolln, wns acquitted today by
the jury, which was out only an hour
and a quarter. Mrs. Haines did not
move a muscle when she realized that
she had been freed of the 'charge.
After receiving tho congratulations of
her family and friends, Mrs. Halne?,
accompanied by her husband and her
two infant children, left the court room
and went to their home at Delanco. In
an interview after the trial, Mrs.
Haines said that she will take a long
rest and that she may go abroad.
SPANISH WAB VETERANS
WILL HOLD REUNION.
By K.clulu Who from The Associated Preji.
WilKfs-Haue, April a. Colonel (.'. II. pouch
erty, of tliU city, commander of iho !Vuui,.
yania Command of the- Naval and Military
Older of the SpaiiUli-Aineilion War, lnu ieni.-d
a call for the annual meeting of the nrganbutlnn
to be held at tin- residence of Captain .lolm !.
Muckle in Philadelphia on Siturday civulug,
April ID, Ofuicrx nnd council for the tiMiiug
J ear Mill be elected.
Imitation!, bale been Usued to (ioveinoi stone,.
Adjutant (iiueral Meiuut, Major Aslilnldge, if
Philadelphia, and othcis to !- pic.eui,
Paderowski at tho White House,
lly Exvlushc Wire from Thp Associated I'rcta.
Wafhlngtun, April ii, The first Mi'lal event
of -the HVd-l.cntfii mmwii at the uhlte home
took place tonight, when President and 111,
Hoofciclt entertained a lame number of rik-Is
at a mutlcila at uhlih Mr, Ifciiac dan I'.ulcrcuiikl
rendeied a (.elect piogr.imme. Tlie nhlto lion e
win handsomely decorated for the occasion with
a profusion of Uiwirs and potted plants I'm
reding the ime-lcale, the picldcut and Mis,
Itooaetcll giie a dinner at which loeei.i were
set for eighteen, the guest Ini hiding hjcrelary
and Ml. Ilay, Senitor llanni and Mr, md Mil.
New Wage Scale at Greenville.
Uy Kwlucho Who from the Audited I'tesi.
(Ireinville, l'j April ;). The ilc-,ein.'r und
Lake Kile lailioad will lnerea-c thu ua;;o-i f
many of Its empln.wa Ma U. Tin' new smle ull
bu a follow for height n.nai ('ondii.-lnr
il.'JV, tUgini'ii, r-.li!; biabeimn, .y! pir da.i, 'Ihe
minimum nalary id tclegiaph ipuJIow will be
iM In, lead nf .f!1 a month ret hen Inline, Cicm
Ina; uaiclnuiit will uiilec a ul.e ut n, a iiionih.
By L'xilnslve Wire from The Auiiatn I'reM.
Sew Volt,, ,pril U. Atlhtil: Majel!c, .y.
cfpuol, Sailed; I.i Haicic,, llann. I.hcipool
Allb'edl Teutonic, Xew Voll:; lienuian, Je'cee
York. ll.iio Airlvfilt. I.a Tmuiilne, New "nil:.
Naples At lived": IMienrullciu, New Yolk for
Cenoa. ljuccuitou n -S tiled i (Icnnintc, l.5v r
ponol for Xvw Voik. Hotleidam Sailed; Mat
endain, Sew Yolk via Iloulogne Mir Mer,
By Kxuliuitu Wiic from 'fhe Asaotlated j'icji.
Kama (Tiy, Apill :i. Tommy llyan g"t the
decision oer Hilly hi lid. of Chicago at (hi end
of a teii'iouud bout i,?iV tonight, MIfU win
Philadelphia, April :t. Tommy lluinkctli
known in pugilittic i lilies as Tommy White,
uho uai knocked unconscious on Siturday
Mauri 2 in a bout 1'tli Tommy Markey, 4 l'u
Knickerbocker Athletic club, died th! after
noon at tho I'iceh.vtcrfaii hopital to uliHi in
stitution he uaa taken after the fclit.
0LE0 BILL PASSED
BY THE SENATE
Delia Tansey Repented Before Being
Swept Over Niagara Falls.
lly Kvclmlic Wire fioin The Asoi laled I'ici.
Niagara Falls. N. Y April 3. Oella
Tansey, of Huffulo, went over the
American falls at H o'clock this even
ing. It was the most sensational cat
aract suicide In yeats. The woman
jumped over yn railing or Oont Island
bridge, ubottt ten feet from shore,
William Cctimors, of Liverpool, Eng
land, who was on the bridge tit the
time, ran down the shore und waded
Into the river. A rnlto was pussed to
hlni, which lie succeeded In fastening In
her clothes. Miss Tansey begged
plleously to be saved. He tried to draw
the woman toward the shore, but her
clothing tore and she was carried over
the brink of the falls. Two hundred
people saw the woman go to her death.
THE PORTLAND FIRE.
Four Three-Story Buildings and Sev
eral Smaller Structures Burned.
Hy .clit-ic Wiir fnim The Awtlitcd Picis
Eastnn. Pa., April 3. Fire broke out
at Portland last night, destroying four
three-story buildings, several smaller
structures and resulted In a loss of
nearly sixty thousand dollars.
The business places destroyed Include
C. H. Itlchert's confectionery, William
Loch's jewelry store, CJeorge Wilcox's
barber' shop, J. A. Tlnsmnn's meat
market, J, Dletilck's drug store, Houser
& Itasely's hardware store, John Folk
er's confectionery, Snyder & Co.'s
broker shop, .Tumes I. Cllno's general
store and Dr. C. Ii. Beck's office.
Committee at Torrington Conference
Regards Him as of Very
By Ksiiiuhe Wire from The .Woualcd 1'icm.
Torrington, Conn,, .April 3, The com
mitee appointed yestprdabj; the New
York Kast conference of the Methodist
Episcopal churches to formulate tho
reasons for the refusal of the confer
ence to entertain the charges made
against Itev. Dr. George F. Heed, presi
dent of Dlcklns-on college, by Dr, S. (
Swallow , formerly Prohibition candi
date for governor of Pennsylvania,
submitted its report today. Dr. Heed
was In attendance.
The reasons given were that the
charges were written in the first per
son singular, and signed by one at the
time incapable of signing, because he
was disqualified by a committee of his
own conference from nny ministerial or
church privileges: thut It appears the
other signer was not a member of the
Methodist church, and that the charges
as u class were Ineapable-ol' being con
sidered hy u church court.
On motion of Dr. Uuckley, the chair
man of the committee, the conference
refused to entertain the churges.Atlius
putting an end to the matter. Jty re
quest of Dr. Heed, however, It was
voted that the charges, together with
the action of the conference, be placed
on the minutes.
PALMA ON PROTECTION.
Hopes the United States Will Lift
Bar Against Cuban Products.
lly r.xelusliu Wile from The .Vtficlitcd l'ie.
New York, Apiil . T. Intuitu I'almi, incident-elect
of the Cuban republic, nddtcwl the
New Yolk dumber of commerce today. He iv
pre-ed the hope lh.it the t'niled Slates might
mite "the bu- i.ow placed ag:iin-t Cuban piod
uct, especially Migar and tobiceo," and In
"I avail myself of tliU eppoi(unlly to enll.t
jour help, jour earned mppoit, in older In ob
tain fiom the mii!!ie- of the t'niled Siatis
HiKlantiil leductlon of the duties on mikiii'i
and lolnuo, u inlueliiiii liru'ir than tint lafccd
bj- tlie committee of ui..-i ami means In the
house, nldtli will in no evav arTViid any icllcf
lo the pfWcnt i1IIicm nt the Cuban pioduccio."
Another Double Crime.
lly l!ehhie Who from Thu auclilcd I'icim.
New Yerk, Apill !!. ClnrlfH II. Wnilhen, a
promoter, nnd III-, ttlfe.'urie found dead in ihilr
loom In n biinilincr house a -t'l Wet Mnetj
fuuith Mice! toiliy, Wni tin n had shot hi. will
and had ml her lluo.it and thin 'it id. own
ttiin.ll. riiniiil.il doubles is bcllcicd to bale
been the ciiise ofthe ilenl. Wnrtl.en und his
wife cime licie fiom M, I'.ud a jeir aim. He
was u eoiupiny puni'.'ili r and uas aNu Ideutilled
wltli nn limirauie company und a pilntt wati-r
comp.nij YclinUy he uae a duel. Hu- i,'IV) in
p.ijment fur n buid bill. 'I Ids i licit, was te
mined lodiy maikeil "N. (!,"
Sargent Will Accept.
lly i:iluslio Wiie fiom The Auoilalul I'ices.
Washlniitnii, Apill K.I'iank (Miu'eid, bead ot
the llintlierlnmd of laiiomnlivc I'llcin.'li, airUcd
heii' Hill cu'lilui; and ulll luwi an lutciileu Willi
1'lisldint Ituuseult tuniclluw, J lie uipiiWii
piealN tint 111. r-iwelit li.n ileihlnl tn .mvpl
a leiidir nf appointment as loiiiiiil-sKnici nt im
lulilialiou to minted Ml. iViivdeilv, fouueily of
the Knl'jlits nt l.jlmi, bin the mailer ulll llo Ie
I'eeided delin.tili until liuiioniiwV i nun lllii r
DEATHS OF A DAY,
lly UmIiijIw Wiie (rem The A-coilatcd Cievi.
lletblehim, I'.l., Apill S.-ltey. (Jcoieto W,
Crux-, iiuo of the licst Known iiiciiiIht.s nf the
Kast I'cnusjlMiida loufeieueo of the United
Kiaiik'ellral association and a prcldlns elder
foi many jeau, died suddenly today at tho par.
isoiianc of Kmanuel church of parsljsb. lie as
5") jeam of oljc.
Newark, N. J., April 3. DaUd A. Depue, for
mer chief Justice of the Supremo court of New
.feiacj- and one- of the moU eminent Jurist of
tho ftale, died at hU home here tonight, lie hsd
been 111 li'.ie latl fall with kidney trouble.
Mr. McLeod's Condition.
lie ;.ulhhc Wiio fiom 'lli-' .Usi'ilaud I'm,
New VoiL. Apill :t, 'llm eoudllluii of A. .
Mel.eod, nil mi r priiduit el the I'ldlaiUIphli
und lteadliiK lailnud, a iiupmiul to a mitUul
dnuiee tunlulit, Mi, Mtl.Cod ha, been ill for
..oinc time of lie.ul ill-ca.i',
The Much Talked ol Measure s at
Last Approved bu a Vote
ot 39 to 31.
A Perfect Flood of Telegrams Poured
Into the Senate from All Parts of
the Country The Bill Passed by
Senate Differs Somewhat from
That Passed by the House Its
Provisions House Approves the
Senate Measure to Promote the
Efficiency of Revenue Cutter Ser
llj' I'.ulusiie Wire fiom tho Associated I'res'.
"Wnsington, April a. At the conclus
ion of a lively debate today, the senate
passed the oleomargarine bill by a vote
of 39 to 31.
The discussion was largely In the na
ture of u reinforcement of arguments
previously advanced. Mr. Spooner, of
"Wisconsin, made the principal speech,
maintaining that congress had ample
authority to enact tho proposed legis
lation because It was In the Interest of
In tin earnest protest against the
measure, Mr. Vest, of Missouri, held
that congress was Invuding the powers
of the states. Mr. Scott, of West Vir
ginia, moved to recommit tho measure
to tho committee, holding that It wjis
unsatisfactory to many senotors and
ought to be perfected. The motion wiis
defeated, 3.J to 37.
During the afternoon, a perfect flood
of telegrams poured Into the senate
from all parts of the country, urging
senators either to support or lo oppo'sc
The measure as pussed by the senate
differs in some respects from that
passed by the house of representatives.
It provides that olcnmurgnrlnc and kin'
elred products shall be subjeqt to all the
laws and regulations of nny state or
territory or the District of Columbia,
Into which they are transnortcd.whether
In original packages or otherwise, that
any person who sells oleomargarine and
furnishes it for the use of others, ex
cept to his own family, who shall mix
with it any artlllclnl coloration that
causes It to look like butter, shall bo
held to lie ii manufacturer and shall bo
subject to tho tax provided by existing
laws: that upon oleomargarine colored
so as to resemble butter, a tax of ten
cents a pound shall bo levied, but upon
oleomargarine not colored the tax shall
be one-fourth of one cent per pound;
that upon adulterated butter a tax of
ten cents a. pound shall be levied, and
upon all process or renovated butter the
tax shall be one-fourth ol one cent per
The manufacturers of process or ten
uvated or adulterated butter shall pay
an annual tax of $600. the wholesale
dealers shall pay a tax of $180, and the
retail dealers a tax of $IS per annum.
The measure provides regulations for
the collection of the tax and prescribes
minutely how the vuiious products are
to be prepared for market.
Cutter Service Bill.
The senate bill to promote the efflc-
l leni'j- of tho revenue cutter service!
passed the house today by a vote of
lii.'i to -19. The opponents of the meas
ure fought to the last ditch. At the
very end they attempted to filibuster
but were- swept aside by the over
whelming mujoilty in favor Of the
Tho bill gives the comminuting offi
cers of the revenue cutter service rank
Captains with majors in the nrmy
and lieutenant cnmmnudeis In the
navy; first lieutenant with captains in
the army and lleutomints In tho navy;
second lieutenants with llrst lieuten
ants In the navy; second lieutenants
with first nontenants in the army and
lieutenants (Junior grade) In the navy,
and third lieutenants with second lieu
tenants in the nrmy and ensigns In
the navy. It gives the oMcers of the;
service longevity pay equivalent to llic
corresponding rank In the, army and
provides for tln'Ir retirement with
three-fourths pay for disability or upon
reaching the ago limit of fit years.
Cuban Bill Minority Report.
lly llsilu.lie Wiie lipui Tim As-'oeiated l'ic.
W.ishlmsti'it, Apill 3. The Hud of the minor,
lly iipnits in tho Cuban reciprocity bill was rlM
li'nlay bj Itcpieteiilatlvo McClelhli, o w
Yolk, of tho ua.w und means committee, wiio ar
lilies that tho bill ght Cuba inuili le in tl'.i
way nf lellef tlun iho Is justly entitled to,
Puddlers' Wages Avanced,
lly lluliisiwi Who f I oin Tho As-soclited pies',
link, I' i , Apill '!- Notice was posted at tit
Yoik Hulling mill today announcrns; a ul.c of
-a"i iciils a Ion In puddlen wage, to taknrrTcit
April I'i, This ral.o wilt make puddlcra' WaiM
s.-.'"i a urn, tho hliiliett rite eer paid n tin
Yoik mill, i
lanal ilata for April 3, JWK:
Highest luiipeiatiiia ........,,.,,,,., 30 degrees
l.outM letnpeiatuie) , ,,,,.,,,,,,, 30 degree
s a, in. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, CO per cent.
S p. in. .......,.,..,......,.,.,.. "0 per leut.
I'lerlpilatlou, H hours ended S p. in., trace.
Washington, April 3. Forecast for Fri
day and Saturday: Ka.tcin IVum-jlvaula,
eloudy Friday; Saturday piobably rjlu
Unlit to f re eh. noi tli wind becoming
it t -f , . & t ;t f. . .": .t .t M
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