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ler service was rarly <lfmrvraliz<*'l by drift?, and
the running of cara whs aliamioned later. Western
rassencer trains on the Boston and Maine Railroad
w»-re very late, the ■-• morning train being three
Jiour* behind the Rcb< . ■.!.- KrHphtv fast and west
are delayed. General traffic is much hampered,
■ man-- ro':j<l? In the country districts not having
broken for travel nine* the last storm, to-day*
fall Increasing to a large degree the depth of the
•drifts already formed, making roads Impassable.
It is growing much colder, the wind blowing and
the snow drifting. Th« wune conditions prevail In
Ifiurr Vermont and Western Massachusetts.
WEST WAS /'!//.' WEATHER.
IN PENNSYLVANIA AND SOUTH CAROLINA,
HOWEVER. MUCH SNOW FALLS.
Philadelphia. Feb. 17.— heavy snow etorm
•which began In this section at 10 o'clock last night
ceased at i o'clock this afternoon, the fall of snow
being the heaviest In three years. A high wind
accompanied the enow, but to-night the wind is
rapidly diminishing. The greatest fall of snow
occurred at Atlantic City, which was the centre of
the storm this morning. The Weather Bureau there
reports that seventeen Inches fell, and that the
maximum velocity of the wind was thirty-four
mll*»s. Cape May reported a snow fall of eight
inches. In this city eleven Inches of snow were re
corded at the Weather Bureau, and in the interior
of Pennsylvania fell in depths varying from one to
*ix inches. Snow was reported to be falling to
r.ight in the northeastern mountainous section of
I With the exception of the stranding of the
nohooner Anna Murray, from Boston for Baltimore,
near Indian River Inlet, ten miles below the Dela
ware Breakwater, the life Eaving stations from
« .hincoteague. Va., to Bamegat, N. J., report to
right that there are no vessels in distress. The
Murray went ashore during the thickest of the
*=torm this morning, and her crew were rescued by
life savers by means of the breeches buoy.
Th" steam railways centering In this city were
considerably hapered. Trains were greatly delayed.
»nd in some Instances annulled. The greatest diffi
culty was experienced within the city limits, and
on the lines leading to New-York and the seashore.
Trains to the West and the South from here had
eomporatlvely little trouble, and trains arriving
from those sections maintained the schedules fairly
well. On the Pennsylvania Railroad trains from
New-York were from one to two hours late. This
was due to trouble experienced In moving trains
•in the Jersey City Terminal and yards.
The Washington Limited and the fast line west
were annulled over the New-York Division. They
were made up here and took th. departure south
and west only a short time behind the echedule
time. The Pennsylvania Li miter, west, due here
from New-York at 12:13 p. m., arrived at 2:12 p. m.
The Reading road fared better with its New- York
trains, which arrived about an hour late. On all
the railroads much difficulty was encountered in
moving suburban trains. The schedules early in the
cay became badly tangled, compelling the com
panies to consolidate many of their trains. Rail
road communication between here and Atlantic City
■was tied ud for a time, and when trains did get
' moving they were from two to three hours late.
The entire railroad situation is greatly improved
Navigation on the Delaware River and Bay be
tween here and the tea was only slightly inter
fered with. Thick ice has greatly Impeded the
progress of vessels during the last week, but the
situation in this regard was reported to he greatly
Improved by the captains of the Philadelphia city
Streetcar traffic in this city and the suburbs be
came demorali7f<i early In the day, and no at
tempt was made to keep schedule time. Some
lines were blocked for hours, but with the ending
lof the storm traffic began to improve, and by
I morning, It Is expected, the service will be fully
fi.T TELEGRAPH To CHS TRIBUNE. 1
Colorado Springs. Col., Feb. 17.— The Pike's Peak
region has enjoyed the warmest winter on record.
On Christmas strawbenles were ripening outdoors
at Canon City, while gaudy winged butterflies were
.fluttering over LaKe Maraine at 10,400 feet altitude
ion the eastern slope of Pike's Peak. For two
j weeks in January zero weather obtained, the low
est being 16 below. On clear days of last week the
record was BO degrees above in places slightly
shaded. Indications now promise snow, which will
Chicago, Feb. 17 (Special).— No blizzard nor bad
•weather Is reported anywhere in the West. The
thermometer ranged from 13 to 50 degrees here to
day. There was a north wind and occasional snow
flurries, but most of th» day was bright and
[BY TELEGRAPH TO rlir. TKIBUNE.I
Columbia. B. C, Feb. 17.— The upp^r part of South
I Carolina within the last seventy-two hours, has
teen in the dutches of the snow. king. An un
usual fall began on Saturday morning and in the
Piedmont re?:on the snow has reached a depth of
from twelve to eighteen Inches on a level. The
middle section has had Fleet and rain, with vary
ing temperature. The thermometer has been as
low as 28 degrees, and t-j-nlglit it is cold, but
[BT TELr.'IKAPH TO THE TIUKT ]
Jacksonville. Fla., Feb. 17.— The weather Is bright,
§frut a. sharp, crisp wind is -blowing. The thermom
eter at 3 p. m. was 50 degrees. To-night it is likely
10 go as low as ?.s or 25. The. sun has been shir.ing
ell day, and but for the cold wind, th« weather is
fcL [BT TELEGBAre TO THE TRIBfNE.]
Xl San Francisco, Feb. 17.— A violent southwest
W gale raged for several hours last night, but by
* midnight the storm was ever, and to-day It has
been warm and sunshiny as a day in May. with a
promise of continued line weather. The maximum
I temperature to-day was 66 decrees, the minimum 4S
degrees. Throughout this district th* weather was
flne to-day after rain, and vegetation Is showing
|BT TELEGRAPH TO THE TRIBrVE.]
New-Orleans, Feb. 17.— This has been the finest
<3sy of th« year In New-Orlian*. The weather yes
terday was chilly, but It aimed rapidly during the
night, and to-day was bri^-.it and warm as In late
spring. There. »a« a light northerly breeze, but
not a cloud is th« sky, and the city took on an
almost summer aspect. Th- thermometer reached
th* seventies. To-night it is slightly cooler, but th»
Btrnn'phpr' 1 I* perfect
HIGH WINDS OFF CAPE COD.
Chatham. iJL'is* . Feb. 17.— A severe enow storm,
■Tnwnffsnttfl by a northeast wind blowing at eev
'nty miles An bow. prevailed off Cap* Cod to-day.
The baromeVT fell five degrees between midnight
and S. No pipping is known to It in d*nsr<?r, Hut
fears are sfttertaftied for th" safety of th« new
lightship at Pollock Kip.
LITTLE TROUBLE IN VERMONT.
Burlington. Vt . Feb. 17.— Four inches of snow fell
this afternoon and evening. The storm was accom
panied by high winds, and trains from th« South
*»rf nbout an hour late.
BOSTON LINES ALT. RUNNING!
Boston. Feb. 17.— The storm which began this
morning continued steadily as the day wore on. but
the wind decreased. The Boston elevated railway
had little trouble In keeping the tracks clear, and
surface and elevated cars made pood running time.
On the several divisions of the Boston and Maine
Railroad at noon everything was running In order.
On trains out of the South Station delays of from
five to fifteen minutes were the rule.
LABOR TROUBLES DISTURB ROUE.
rNIOXS TO VOTE OX A GENERAL. STRIKE— TROOrS
CLEAR THE STREETS.
London. Feb. 17.— A dispatch to the Central News
from Rome says that at a great meeting of labor
ers held there to-day it was decided to submit the
question of a general strike to the vote of the
various labor unions.
After the adjournment of the meeting the labor
ers paraded the streets. There were several clashes
with the troops, continues the correspondent, and
the cavalry finally charged, clearing the streets.
The city was on the verge of a panic
For 50 years Ayer's Hair
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do this work, either. Besides
this, it keeps the scalp clean
and healthy, stops falling of the
hair, and makes the hair grow
thick and long. It's a reguL.
"Ayer's Ka,r Vigor keeps r v scalp clc and
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Mrs. L. li. Stevens, Cle Elum, Wash.
ML AJ erurHiU. 3. C. ATER CO.. Lowell, Mata,
GLEANING THE SNOW FROM WALT^ST.
Yifw from Sub-Treasury steps.
TRAFFir HINDERED BY LAND AND BY WATER.
TRAINS ALL ARRIVE LATE.
RAILROADS WORK HARD TO KEEP
LINKS OPEN MAILS DELATED
MILK FAMINE THREATENED
Nearly all the trains coming to this city and
Jersey City yesterday were from half an hour
to five hours late. The railroad companies re
ported that traffic could he handled on time to
day if the fall of snow ceased. A continued
heavy fall of snow, however, would mean a se
rious delay of mails and a milk famine.
The railroads put gangs of men at work on
the cuts and switchyards yesterday, who tried
to keep up with the snowfall. Commuters'
trains were behindhand all day an average of
half an hour. In some cases they were tied up
for many hours.
The through trains disregarded schedules, but
v.ith a few exceptions were successful in mak
ing their destination. Few accidents were re
The snow was wet and heavy, and conse
quently hard for the railroads to handle. An
additional difficulty -was found in its tendency
AT WORK IN THE CUTS.
The Pennsylvania Railroad put five hundred
men at work in the cut beyond Jersey City, and
large gangs were sent to Newark, Elizabeth,
Rahway, New-Brunswick and Trenton. The
connection between Jersey City and Newark
was looked after with special care, as t he two
trolley lines between the cities were snowbound.
DELAY ON THE PENNSYLVANIA.
By late afternoon the Philadelphia trains of
the Pennsylvania were coming in only thirty
to forty minutes late. The express trains from
the West and South, due in the morning, were
rive and six hours behind time, and those due
In the afternoon and last night were said to be
from three to four hours late. The Congressional
Express, due at 3:55, wa.i three hours and forty
live minutes behind; the Pennsylvania Limited,
dut at 6:10, was two noun? and forty minutes
late, and the Western express 1 , due at 2:40
o'cJock. was three hours and twenty minutes
late. The outgoing trains left Jersey City from
an hour to two hours behind in the morning. In
the afternoon the local trains departed about
thirty minutes behind time, and the express
trains for the South and West, that should have
started, respectively, at 6:13 p. m. and •>:1">
p. m., were sent out a few minutes after 7
The trouble n n the Jersey division "f th«
Pennsylvania was mainly In th* switch ynrds
and 1n the Bergen Hill cut. The trains due
early in th» morning v.-ere much delayed. By
11 a. m. the. trains were coming and going
nearly «;rh' 4 dul«» time.
TRAINS FIVE HOURS BEHIND.
At the Erie Railway station it was said by
official"! that there was comparatively little de
lay, but employes declared that few trains had
arrived in the morning, and they were hurs be
hind. The Western trains were five and six
hours behind, and trains were leaving from
an hour to two hours late.
Commuters on the Newark branch of the Cen
tral Railroad of New-Jersey reported that up
to 10 a. no. only two trains had reached Nv-rvark.
and that two only had made th*ir way to the
A train of the Newark and New-York Rail
road, a branch of the Jersey Central, •which
left Newark at 7 a. m.. was stalled In the^cut
near Arlington and West Side ayes., Jersey
City, and did not reach the Communlpaw station
until 0:30 a. m.
Officials of the Jersey Central said trains ar
rived from fifteen to twenty minutes late. The
delay was chiefly in Pennsylvania. Freight
trains were lndifflculties in Pennsylvania, nnd a
continuance of the storm would be likely to
block that Dart of the roa. The officials ex
pected to keep the road open and to run close
to schedule time In New-Jersey.
The Lehigh Valley road was blocked in the
mountains of Pennsylvania, and strong forces of
men were having a hard fight In opening the
The Lacka-.vanna Railroad suffered little Inter
ruption in its through service. All trains from
Chicago and Si. Louis were reported practically
on time, and \sestbound trains left Hoboken ac
cording to schedule.
T. W. Lee, general passenger agent of the
road, said: "Everything is going nicely, and we
anticipate no difficulty in keeping the road open.
There has been some irregularity In the sub
urban trains, but with more than twenty thou
sand commuters to handle, few of the trains
bave been mor» than ten or fifteen minutes
At the ciHce of Superintendent KetctUUn, In
Hoboken. it was said that the severest effect of
the storm had been felt between Hobokea and
Moiristown, but that the entire suburban ser
vice was being maintained.
A particularly amusing feature of the storm
was the delay in mail service. As the day ad
vanced, and there was no cessation in the
EDowwfall, the situation became worse. The
mails over the New-York Central road were
from two to three hours late. Mails from the
East h ere from three to four hours late. From
the South and Southwest all mails were from
'■'■> four hours behind schedule time.
MAIL DELIVERIES LATE.
The carriers were unable to make the sched
uled number of trips, especially those with de
liveries In the outlying districts. The mails for
the "West v.ere sent out an hour in advance of
regular time to allow fcr delay. The full
1 of the storm will be felt by the Postornce
Department to-day, it is expected that trains
from faroff points will be seriously delayed, and
that the mails will be further behind the sched
ule time than yesterday. From Long Island
some of the morning malls did not reach the
Postofflce until the middle of the afternoon.
Early last evening it was asserted that mall
communication between this city and points on
ppng Island was practically suspended.
x^W-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. TUESDAY. FEBKTWRY. 18. 1902.
HARBOR TRAFFIC TIED UP.
ONT.Y ONE STEAMER ENTERED THIS
PORT, AND THERE WERE FEW
The storm tied up freight traffic in the harbor
yesterday more tightly than since the blizzard
of 1888, according to longshoremen. There have
been storms since that noted one when more
enow has been deposited in the city streets, but
they were not accompanied with the same
amount of wind and floating: Ice.
The rivers presented an arctic appearance
yesterday. Snow lay several inches deep on the
upheaved cakes of ice floating down the stream.
All kinds of craft were laden with snow, which
had been blown against them. It stuck every
where, covered windows and blinded the pilots
of the ferryboat?. It clung to the black sides
cf the steamships, the contrast giving them a
spectral appearance. It fastened on the rig
gings of vessels, festooning them in white.
So far as known, only two transatlantic
steamship lines kept their longshoremen at
work. These were the White Star and Ameri
can lines, whose steamers, the St. Paul, the
Havprford and the Germanic sail on Wednes
day. Had It been feasible, no work would have
been done on them. Steamship men refused to
open the hatches of their vessels, with the snow
falling as it was yesterday. This tied up a
large number of lighters and tugs which are
employed In shifting lighters and .artloa's be
tween the different piers and the railroad ter
minals and the steamships.
W. B. Pollock, <~l the marine department of
the New-York Central, said that his department
was practically tied up, as the steamships could
not open their hatches. At the office of F. B.
Dalxell & Co., tugboat owners. It was said that
that firm had shifted but one ship, where it
usually handled from fifty to «lxty Jobs In a
day. The Moran Towing Line, with Its half
dozen boats, did not stir one all day.
The Manhattan Lighterage and Transporta
tion Company, which usually shift* from fifty to
fixty cargo carrying craft did not move
one. A few tugs were employed keeping the
Atlantic Basin free from Ice. Pier sheds were
kept closed whenever possible to prevent dam
age to freight from drifting snow.
The storm did not affect the ferry service
more than to delay every boat. Tot a fen
hours In the morning the boats of the Thirty
ninth-st. ferry from the foot of Whitehall-st.
did not run. At 11 o'clock they began to run
on a three-quarter hour schedule. The Staten
Island ferryboats were slightly behind their
schedule. Th« chief difficulty was at the rail
road end of the ferry service. After the pro
longed journeys on the slowly moving trains.
th-i passengers did not grumble at thu two or
three minutes' extra time required to cross the
river. In fact, the storm aided th* east bound
boats on the Hudson River, which was to the
The crew of the Bedtow's Island boat found
fault yesterday because two persons — perhaps
afraid that the Statue of Llbery was to be
• Used up on March — insisted in making the
trip. The Ellis Island boat ran Irregularly.
There was a general tieup of the Hart Island
boats and the boats belonging to the Depart
ments of Charities md Correction.
Not a boat passed through Hell Gate in the
morning so far as could be learned. There were
10 Sound steamers expected hare yesterday, as
none are scheduled to sail on Sunday. Several
of those due to sail last night stayed at their
piers awaiting the probable outcome of the
Only one steamship entered the harbor. This
was the Llandaff City, of the Bristol City line,
which reached Quarantine at 12:13 p. m. and
stayed there until 2:52 p. m. She was not re
ported from any observation point before she
reached Quarantine. The Pinner's Point, from
Dundee, and the Olinda. of the Munson line,
from the West Indies, which reached Quaran
tine at midnight Sunday did not attempt to
come ud to their piers until yesterday after
noon. It is probable that several steamers are
anchored outside of Sandy Hook waiting for th<»
storm to abate. Among those due here yester
day were the Kalserln Maria Theresla, from the
Mediterranean, and the Manitou, from London.
A lot of outward bound schooners which had
proceeded as far as the Highlands lay at anchor
Inside Sandy Hook yesterday. The Old Do
minion Line steamer for Norfolk sailed as
usual at 8 p. m. The North German Lloyd
steamer Kaiser Wllhelm der Orosee will sail at
1:30 p. m. to-day instead of at 10 a. m. This
delay will enable passengers en route to this
city, who are delayed by the storm, to reach
the pier in time.
7/7/; GLABTONBURY TF7OR\
From The London Chronicle.
It Is to be hoped that another Glastonbury thorn '
will be obtained to replace the misled one in South !
Kensington Gardens, for in th.> bustle of modern
times It is pleasant to be occasionally reminded of
the legends and beliefs of our forefathers. By
them li was held that Joseph of Arimatluea. struck
his travelling staff at W.aryall Hill, Dear Glaston
bury. where it immediately took root, and an- '
nually blossomed at Christmas. In the reign of
Queen Elizabeth It had two trunks, but one was '
destroyed by a Puritan, the other being preserved :
for a time by a flying chip, which blinded the as
sailant. The remaining trunk was cut down by an
other Puritan in the relsn of Charles I. Early in
the nineteenth century a small flat stone bearing
the Inscription of J. A.. a. D. 31. was placed to
mark the site where the tree crew. Of course the
Initials stand for Joseph of Arimathroa. while the
date is that traditionally ascribed to his visit
So great was the demand for relics from the I
GlaKtonbury thorn that before Its destruction many ;
trees had been grafted in the neighborhood Not
only was It noted for it.« miraculous blossoming- i
its sprigs and blossoms— about the size of sixpence
—were considered sovereign specifics for avoiding
the evil eye, rooting out weeds from corn and vari
ous other evils. Its fame fcpread beyond the s^.-t*
and down to the reign of Henry VIII the Bristol i
merchants exported then blossoms to different
parts of the world. Crowds, too. annually visited
Glastonbury down to recent times at Christmas to
see the blossoming. A curious story is told In
'The Gentleman* Magazine" for January 1753
Confusion still existed concerning the old and new
style, and a vast concourao of people assemble,! at I
Glastonbury to see the trees blossom on December '
25. No blossoms came on that date, but on old
Christmas Day they appeared fas usual.
THE ROYAL BRIAN INSTITUTION.
From The London Chronicle.
It is to be hoped that the centenary of the Royal i
Jennerian Institution, which was established in
1802, will not be celebrated by an epidemic of small- !
pox In London. Just a hundred years ago Parlia
mentary recognition was given to the discovery
Of the famous physician, which has since caused
so much controversy, for in June. ISO 2 In spite of ;
the war expenses, the House of Commons voted !
him £10,000. This was followed five years later by
a second grant of £20.000. It was not until ISSB that
a. st time, subscribed for by all nations, was erected
to Jenner's memory In Trafalgar Square. How
many people could say where that statue is now"
It was removed four years afterward from "the
finest site In Europe" to a spot not far from where
the Albert Memorial now stands.
RNOW PLOUGH AT WORK IN LOWER BROADWAY.
THE EFFECT IN JERSEY AND THE SUBURBS.
THE STORM HITS JERSEY.
TRAINS LATE AND TROLLEY CARS
STALLED- SNOWDRIFTS BLOCK
STREETS AND ROADS.
Lakewood. N. J.. Feb. 17 (Special).—Every
body excepting a few "weather sharps" was
astonished at daybreak this morning to find
this place snowbound In the grip of a modified
blizzard, and In a measure isolated from the
outside world. The beauty of the weather in
the early part of yesterday tempted many to
dream of coming spring, but when in the after
noon the sky became overcast and the wind
changed abruptly from west to eaat, the
weather wise thought of the Southern snow
storm which had gone out to sea. and began to
look up their storm coats and top boots. This
morning their apprehensions were realized in a
blinding snowstorm, borne on the wings of a
howling easterly gale. At breakfast time the
snow lay a foot deep, with waist deep drifts,
and was still falling so thickly as to darken the
air. Traffic on the streets was almost paralyzed.
«nd many a breakfast table waited long for
milk and cream and other matutinal supplies.
The train service on the railroad was de
moralized. The early train got down from New-
York with papers and malls, and a couple of
trains were dispatched to the city In the fore
noon. The great rush of travel was, as usual.
for the fast Atlantic City special, which leaves
Lakewood at 10:07. When Intending passengers
made an arctic pilgrimage to the station at
that hour they found that there would be no
such train to-day, no attempt having been made
to run it through from Atlantic City. Some
gave up the quest and decided to remain storm
bound In Lakewood until to-morrow. Others
waited] at the station for the next train, at
10:53. Which, it was said, would be run. It
was run, but It did not set away from LaJce
wood until 11:50, and then it did not take on
ih« usual drawing room car, lest the engine
should be overloaded and fall to get through the
heavy drifts. Dispatches from passengers re
port that after a trip which resembled in out
look a Journey to th«» North Pole, though it
wan,, of course, entirely comfortable In the well
heated cars, they reached New-York at about
'J :;<« o'clock— only thre* hours lat*r than trey
meant to do:
With the clearing of sidewalks and breaking
down of the snow in the roadways, local travel
has been made easy and — tr> the possessors of
sleighs — delightful Th* snrtlsss smtchsa of
pine woods heavily laden with snow present
such a scene of beauty an is scarcely seen as
often as unco a year, and. with a fine founda
tion of frozen ground, and a favorable temper
ature, there is promise of th-> finest sleighing
■if th« winter, if not of many winters, The tem
perature is only Just below freezing, so that
there Is iv> discomfort from the cold, and It ia
probable that th<» snowfall, Instead Of marring.
will greatly <»nhan<-<» the social and other pleas
ures of the multitude of residents and winter
Orang*. N. J . Feb. 17 (Special). -People In tl..t 1 ..
Oranges felt the effects of the storm most In
curtailment of transit facilities. Trains on the
Lackawanna Railroad ran on an irregular
b ihedule, and commuters who were able to wade
through snowdrifts to the stations anally trot
to New- York, but the trains were few and far
between. The North Jersey Btreet Railway
was entirely closed down, ears sent out early
this morning being stalled, and it was not until
4:15 p. m. that a car left Orange for Newark.
After that the tracks were k^pr clear enough for
a few cars to proceed
The failure of the big corporation was made
all the more apparent by the success ut the
smaller Orange and Passsic Valley Railroad,
which got its crosstown lin«* to Bloomflelil open
in the morning, and ran cars all day. as did the
South Orange and Maplewood line.
All the schools were closed. Tru- severity of
the storm was felt most on the Orange Moun
tains, and the milkmen from Livingston and
Northfleld had great difficulty in getting down to
the- Oranges. On the mountains ther* wer»» In
many places snowdrifts nve feet deep.
Morristown. N. j.. Feb. IT (Special).— From
the weather outlook at daylight the commuters,
who comprise a large part of the residents of
Morristown, expected a repetition of the bliz
sard of 1888, when some of them spent the
greater part of three days on trains, or were
stalled between Morristown and Hoboken. The
air was tilled with snow, whirled about by a
forty-mile gale. Drifts had already formed on
streets and sidewalks, rendering some of them
almost impassable .
With snow ;ifte"ii inches deep on the level
«iiid drifts from ten to fifteen feet deep, locomo
tion about the streets was dllMcuit. The 7:50
a. m. and H-.'S^, a. m. Morristown express trains
this morning were nearly two hours late in
reaching Hoboken, while the westbouni trains
were from one to four hours late. The snow
fall continued all day. and th* ofnciiil* of the
fire department attached extra horses to the
apparatus, while the wagons were loaded with
shovels, so that tlv-y could he dug out if neces
sary. The men mv is at L'S degrees, with in
dications that it wll] go lower.
Paterson, N. .1, F«b. 17 (Special).— Twelve
ini-hori of snow covered the rums of the great
tire to-day, and practically put a stop t , all
work. The ruined district was a White waits
made still more desolate by the parts of black
walls standing above the drifts. The telephone
service, which had begun to recover from the
effects Of the rlre, was as poor to-. lay as it was
list Monday. During th<? fort-noon the trolley
service was also ineffective, anil most people
who wanted to reach their offices or mills had
to walk, but in the afternoon all the lines in the
city were In operation again.
The. demand for relief at the parish hou.st of
St. Paul's Church was much greater to-day than
H was on Friday and .Saturday. Hefore the
doors were open this morning a number of peo
ple were standing shivering in the snow. All
the honest applicants were fitted out for cold
weather. Stoves, coal and heavy clothing were
in great demand.
Nothing. Too Good
for Erl« Railroad patrons. The beat that the market
affords served on Brie dining an car* c«r»— tabU d'hot*
or a la cart*.
IMPRISONED IN TRAINS.
LONG ISLAND SERVICE BLOCKED ON
IIEMPSTEAD rLAINS-SUBTRIi AN
TROLLEY CARS STALLED.
Traffic all over Long Island last night was
almost at a standstill. The storm was the worst
that has been experienced there for some years.
Nearly two feet of snow fell on the level, and
the wind, blowing at a speed of nearly fifty
miles an hour, piled up immense drifts of snow
in all the deep cuts of the Long Island Rail
road. Between Floral Park, harden City. Hemp
stead, Mineola and Hyde Park travel by rail
was completely b'ocked.
Trains leaving Brooklyn and Long Island City
for Hempstead. Garden City. Mineola, ( ryater
Bay and Sea Cliff, were from three to live hours
late, and several trains for those points last
night were stalled between Jamaica and Hemp
stead and Oyster Bay. despite th*» erforts of
two engines on each train.
Many people from Hempstead and Garden
City were imprisoned from early yesterday in a
train with two engines in a deep cut on the
Hempstead plains, and so rapidly did the drifts
fill the cuts that at an early hour this morning
they had not been able to effect their release.
Telephone and telegraph wires were down in
many places. Many of the highways of Nassau
County were impassable because of large drifts.
In several towns along the Sound considerable
damage was done to shipping, and numerous
piers wer«» wrecked, parts of them being washed
away. The wind caused an Immense sea. and
high tides that washed over the lawns of many
of the country places on the shore.
In Westchester County both steam railroads
and trolley lines suffered. The Huckleberry cars
throughout The Bronx. Mount Vernon, New-
h» He, Yonkers, Tarrytown and Mamaroneck
were completely tied up, while trains on the
Harlem Railroad were from twenty-five tn fifty
five minutes late.
The sorm In the northern part of Westchester
was much worse than in the southern section.
The highways wer« filled with drifting snow
and in many cases were impassable. In Peeks
kill the villagers awoko yesterday morning to
find several inches of snow on the ground, and
by night more than a foot of snow had fallen,
which a high wind had piled In deep drifts.
Trolley lines were obliged to cut off th«ir s-r
vice and all railroad trains were late.
Net even the great blizzard of ISJS tied up
States Island as did the storm yesterday. !n
that year some tragic was kept up and the
trains were running in fairly good shape, but
yesterday the transit facilities of the borough
were practically nothing. Th* two trolley lin*3
were at a standstill last night. The Staten Isl
and Electrlo Company tried to run cars in the
morning, but about noon abandoned all effort
and shut down. The Midland Railroad Com
pany, after a. vain effort in the early morning,
resigned to the elements and will dig Itself out
In a day or two. After noon there were feu
vehicles on the streets. Even sleighs could make
little progress, owing to the drifts, which piled
up six, seven and eight feet deep.
The Staten Island Rapid Transit Railroad did
little better than the trolley roads. Early In the
<lay trains were thrown from the tracks at Fort
Wadsworth and Arrochar. Late last night they
h:id not been put back on the rails. The south
shore trains were run as far as Clifton or Con
cord and then sent back to St. Georgia Only
two cars were ever used on a train, and these
were loaded to their utmost on every trip, th^
North Shore branch did a little better by using
the big freight engines of the Baltimore and
Ohio Railroad. There jerked the North Shore
trains through the drifts about every three
hours. The Totenville line up to last night
managed to get a train through every three
JACKIES CATGHT f\ frF.
THEY TRT TO BEACH TTTT 01-YMTIA. BUT
FAIT.. AND HAVE A NARROW nCAFI
Forty sailors anil an officer from the cruiser
olympia, which Is anchored off Ht. <;eorge.
near th« cruisers Cincinnati and San Francisco
and the battleship Illinois, had an exciting ttsae
yesterday in trying to make the trip fr^m the
St. (Jeorge ferry landing to the Olynipia in row
boats. The boats got caught in ice fWs. and
the oarsmen had much trouble in keeping them
from being smashed. It was Impossstble
to keep the boats headed for the cruiser, and,
after being carried away out of their course
and drifting; with the tide, the men reached
shore at a place at a greater distance from the
cruiser than the St. Geews ferry landing. Wlstn
the men set foot on Und again m^st of them
were weak. They did not make ■ second at
tempt to get to the crui^-r.
The officer and the sailors were on leave of
absence. About 1) o'clock, when the snow was
falling fast and the ice In the Bay was moving
swiftly on account of the high winds and tide,
the sailors, in two rowboats. twenty men in
each, left the landing for the cruiser. A short
distance from the landing the boats got in an
Ice floe and drifted about a mile from the
ship. The sailors then managed to get free of
the ice and back to the shore. They anchored
their boats on shore and returned to Manhattan
to stay for the night. A little later the officer
appeared at the landing and found ■ boatman
who was willing to make an effort to reach the
cruiser for •"!>•"•■ Soon after leaving the landing
the little boat was caught in the Ice and the
men were for a long time unable to get clear.
They were finally east ashore at Clifton, three
miles from the ferry landing. On reaching the
shore the officer started for Manhattan.
The cruisers Olympia, Cincinnati and San
Francisco and the battleship Illinois had steam
up all day ready for any emergency that might
arise as a result of the storm.
REBUKIXG A DOUBTER.
From The Chicago Tribune.
-For all your pretending to be so wise. Uncle
Ephraim. said the colonel, who dwelt In the big
house on the hill, -you don't know how to bring ud
children. Look at . thnt young rapscallion or yours
that ■ always robbing my orchard "
"Dat. don't make no dlff'nee 'bout a man's wlsd'm.
Tunnel. said Uncle Ephraim. Austerely, "how he
done brims up his chlllun. King Solomon hlsse'f
raised a boy dat turned out bad."
HUMORS AND INCIDENTS.
PROPHKTIC NAMES. THESE. -Some one made
the discovery yesterday that the first man
to register at the Hotel Manhattan was
named Snow, and called the attention of th*
clerk to the fuct. The ei^rk looked for him.
self. "That's so," he said, "and if I had
taken time to think I might have known
that this was coming, fop yesterday or Sat
urday we had ,i Sjveet n;imed Blizzard."
The dlscovf-rvr naked at oace for his key.
DEVLIN DONE WITH CHILDISH THINGS _
J. ?eph Devlin, who is with \ . Red
imind, the Irish header, did not venture forth
from the Hoffman Hi osc —t^rday. because
■if the storm. Mr. Devlin is a little, square
built man, and looks quite capable of a
wrestle with tli<? elements. But he didn't f>ei
so. He stw '1 in the afternoon down in the
lobby, looking sadly across Ma-lis. >n square
pining for ihe emerald hue of home. Out
side great rm.-un-ls «>r BBMNa as high as a
man's head were heai^d up ail about, and
between them teams ant! 1 u^s ;ini pedestri
ans w^re threading their difficult way. The
junction of Broadway and Fir'th-ave. looked
like a huge, white and very uncomfortable
prairie dog vil'.aar*. Th- motorm-n had lea
on thvir eyebrows and mustaches. A small
girl, like a reincarnation of Lucy Grey, was
flitting across the avenue, and in an effort
to dodge her the driver of an automobile ran
his machine into a snow mound, and had to
be shovelled "Ut. Horses were slipping pain
fully. And far across the square driving
veils of snow were alternately wrapping and
disclosing the chaste limbs of Diana.
"We don't have any such storms as this
across the water." said Mr. Devlin. "1 don't
know what to make of it. I am very sure,
though, that I have no desire to go out Into
such an uncomfortable .slice of weather. I
haven't bean out all Jay. and I don t intend
"Look at those children over th-re." sobm
one else said. -They are Just revelling i n
the anew. I'd like to go out and raD around
and snowball with them. Now, frankjy,
•Frankly." Mr. Devlin replied, lam qutt»
willing to put away childish tl
BROKER 3IN A SNOW FIOHT.-Thor- was a
merry snow fight yesterday afternoon
among the curb brokers In Broad-st. Th«
men stood in a crowd near Wall-st. listen
ing tii the reading of sto. k quotations, when
one of them playfully dropped a hanlful of
snow down the hack of another. The rlc
tim turned quickly around, but every fac«
bore an innocent expression, and he was un
able to spot the culprit. He mined
to get even, however, and tossed a handful
of snow into the crowd. This precipitated a
general mtxup. The men threw snowballs
promiscuously. They did not form into op
posing forces, but each man fought his near
est neighbor, and there was rare sport for
a few moments. Hostilities continued fcr
about five minute's, when th» brokers again
got down to busings*.
NOBODY DOUBTED IT.— The natter of fact
marine observers at the various points
where steamers are reported are sometimes
unconsciously humorous. Yesterday morn
ing the newspapers received the follower
information from them:
■At S o'clock this morning Highlands.
Sandy Hook and Quarantine observing sta
tions reported a northerly gale blowing,
snowing: and thick." It is certain that no
one will rise to question the vera?ity of this
WORKING OVERTIME ON BLOCKADES.—
"Any blockades over your way"' was th«
greeting of a Westchester man to his friend
from New-Jersey yesterday.
"Blockades?" was the reply "Why there's
hardly anything: else in New-Jersey to-day.
It seems to be the principal industry of the
BLIZZARD TALES DUG UP.— "A little storm
like this doesn't worry me ranch." said ths
man from East Orange, "except in so far as
it furnishes excuses for reviving all th»
threadbare yarns of the "98 blizzard. I
think there'll be trouble for the next mar*
who comes along and tries to ring in o^
me some of his alleged experiences of four*
teen years ago."
A CONSIDERATE DRIVER.-It has b-eti l frs%
quently said that great emergencies b.iM
forth great leaders, men whose Q ualltl^
shine under the necessity of grappling wg»
unusual difficulty. A driver of a coal wsjua
forcibly illustrated the truth of this eptgnai.
There is a slight grade at Broad and W&3.
t»ts. Ordinarily heavily loaded wagons as
cend it without embarrassment, but yester
day afternoon Broad-st. at that point was
so slippery that even lightweight earriag*-*
proved a heavy burden to struggling horse*.
The coal man had a fine team of four horses
attached to his wagon. Time and time
again he encouraged the animals to mount
the gentle incline, but they slipped an*
stumbled at each effort. At every fallur*
the patient driver turned his horses back to
the Broad-st. entrance of the Mills Bu:ldin*
and tried again. After the sixth trial th*
horses maOe the turn Into Wall-st. and dis
appeared up Broadway. The fine part oc
the performance was that the driver did net
use his nip.
MKT Fri \nOß's TR\X*PORT.
GENERAL ARJONA SENDS A TELEGRAM 03
INQUIRY TO PRESIDENT PLAZA.
Panama. Feb. IT.— The captain of the Chtliaa
Steamer Pal-na. which arrived here to-day, re
ports having m-t th» transport Cotopaxl, ***
longing to th^ government of Ecuador. ■
miles from Panama.
It is thought that th«* Cotopaxi is the sam«
steamer which was seen off Chame Point last
week, and that she brought reinforcements ft>r
the Liberal General Herrera. The Governor of
Panama. General Arjona. told the correspondent
of The Associated Press here that he had sent
a cable message to Guayaquil. Ecuador, inquir
ing whether such is the case, as he cannot te«
lleve that such a hostile ad had been autnorii*!
by the President of Ecuador. General Fiasa-
The British steamer Taboga. which arrived
h»re this morning, brings reports -nning
the lan ling of three hundred government troops
at Chiri.iui and the safe arrival of the govern
ment officers sent there to organize a volunteer
corps. The Prefect of Chlriqui Senor Lastra.
reports active preparations to attack th? Li'oejai
Shots heard in the neighborhood of Coroza*.
the first station from Panama on the railroad,
created considerable alarm here this mornin?-
Qeo. \V. Berrian,
Maiden Lane and Nassau Street.
DICKKRMAVS UI'UADLK t^fS^^T^
SO HowttrJ St.. Just East of «M li' jLYiRI
Broadway. Phone 2303 sn>rtn«\ If /ST* ill*
Amrrlrau Desk »V Stool ' <». \m+*J**~— m '_
BANKING, legal, commercial, railroad and jP"^L».
TMtlrattonm for «ny section. _Ajtant»^ al * V"-*: tr '**
llshed IS7O. FULLER'S DETECTIVE BLR** 1 -
Uroalway. near iTth-tt,