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THE WEATHER FORECAST.
Rain to-day; fair with rising temperature
to-morrow; cast to north winds.
Detailed weather reports will be found on page 15.
VOL. LXXIX. NO. 243.
NEW YORK, TUESDAY, APRIL
PRICE TWO CENTS.
by Hit S'in Vfiiiwy nmt Pblihinn Atoe inion.1
SIX I'l.OOIIS A Mi AFI.AMK
Miii'liini1 I! ill ricd I 'coin
Kiirllci' Fire Six
A Ale. which stinted In a Hide oltlie
on the sixth Moor of the Hullders' Kx
.hangr 29-3."i West Thirty-second
trrol. (-oon after midnight this morn
ua was so hard for the firemen to
:,ml Hint when It did burnt through Into
he Mreel Chief Kenton, who came
nltli the first alarm, hurriedly .ent In
ihre more alarm..
liy this time the sixth Door was a
maw of Ilium. The lire, which had
!i small a start, had swept up through
,'iti elevator shaft to the eleventh floor
unit the firemen were !., ,. h.,,1 nv
Most of the fire apparatus In that
part of town was still at Broadway und
Twenty-sixth street flshtlng n three
The main floor of the bulldlnK Is oc-
i tipled by the UrunswIck-llalke-Collen-
.l.r Company, makers of billiard and
pool tabh. supplies.
The second Is occupied by the Oxford
Cress and the other ten floors In the
building are used for scores of small
I'tllces, most of them of two room size.
Some of these small offices have a hand
ful of different businesses In them, each
business being content with deskroom.
Some passerby discovered the Are at
about 1:30. He notified the peg post
policeman at the corner, and an alarm
ivas turned In.
Chief Kenton when he arrived from
the blaze further down the street saw
moke pouring through the roof, but
couldn't see anything from the street
that told him jiist where the tire was.
With the men of two engine companies
he took a ride up to the root, examining
each Moor as he went.
t'nfortunately the chief tolc the ele
.titor on the west end of tl.e building to
ride up In. The tire hud begun on the
oilier side of the building, and the chief
.iw nothing. '
When he got to the roof, though,
there was n crackle of splintered glass, 1
mid half n score of windows facing
West Thirty. second street on the sixth
tloor blew out. Then there wus u flush!
uf flame Into the street, and Chief Ken-
Ion, f i om the roof, learned Just where
the. tiro was.
With his men. Chief Kenlon made a
hurried descent to the street. The four
alarms turned In, he busied himself
with directing the efforts of the appara
tus these alarms brought. The chief
was worried nt the early
Maze, since there are a
part of the I
number of I
hotels close to the building. I
The building does not extend through ,
to Thirty-third street. Hacking It 1
n row of five story brownstone dwell
ings, which were not endangered at
first, as the tire was confined to the
top part of the Hullders' Kxchnnge
Hiillding. The lowness of these build
ings In the rear of the fire gave the
people In the Waldorf-Astorlu n fine
look at It. The llnmes swept out for
twenty feet from the building, and
rery window on the south side of the
Waldorf held Its crowd of spectators.
Two doors nwuy on tho eust Is he
Hotel Aberdeen. I'our or live doors west
!s the Hotel I'lerrepont. Across the
street, on the corner of Ilroadway and
Thirty-second street, out of probable
range of the fire. Is the Hotel Imperial.
(luests from the Aberdeen und the
Plcrrcpont soon poured Into the street,
not afraid, but curious to see what a
rood blaze looks like. Windows In the
Imperial were thrown up und scores of
hotel patrons witnessed the efforts of
Kenlon to restrict the blaze to the one
The night was not too old to pi event
,i big hunch of llrondwuy folks ftom
being nbout. Shnnley's and the other
restaurant. In the neighborhood emptied
throngs to see the fire, nnd Jersey com
muters, making for the McAdoo tunnel
io catch their last trains home paused
and had to stay In town over night.
The police reserves weie turned out
and the captain of the West Thirtieth
street station, with tcores 'of men, was
on hand to keep the crowd back.
The crowd waa kept back from Uroad
nay and police lines were maintained
f.ir up on Thirty-second street. The
rowd that watched the fire was good
riaiurcd nnd the police had no trouble.
At 1 o'clock this morning when all
the six top floors were burning tho
tUmes burst from the windows to the
weat and licked over the roof of the five
s' irv building occupied by the John
Church Company, dealers In music and
books. That structure seemed to be In
danger and culls were sent for more ap
paratus. To thfl west of the Church building
' the unoccupied sixteen story New
' entre HulldlliB. Next to thnt Is the
i' il l I'lerrepont, the putrons of which
.wded to the doors, but wero not
.lined to leave.
When the fire was seen to havo
r.'.en possession ot tile entile upper
pint of the Hullders' Kxchnnge, tho
i'l emeu broke into the six atory struc
'it'f to the cast of It, the ground floors
f which lire used by the Hudolf Wur
tzcr Company, Importers of musical
iJtruments. The firemen carried lines
f hoMi to the roof nnd from there
orketl nt tho fire.
At Is id the flro was under control. II
, ,i'l cleaned nut most of the firms in the
'illdlng which had offices uhove the
xtli floor, but hnd not done much dam
ire below. Homo of the firms In the
building uro the Clarendon Press, the
"Nfoid I'nlverslty Prrss nnd D. Apple
'on ft Co.
Three alarms were turned hi last
light for I he curlier fire 'n the twelve
itory ToiMisenil Hulldlng at Twenty
fifth Mici't nnd Ilroadway, arrotts
Finn Aliiiins Tni'iied In for
IUnc in West, Thirty
m'hukI St rent.
Twenty-fifth street from tin- Hoffman
I limine, urul nltnust across llro.idwi.y
from Hip Cnfe Martin.
me lire tilnrted ul II oYlocl. In tho
Oriental goods More of the Sing l-'nt
Company nt 1125 Hroiidwity. This stoic
occupied thu ground Moor of the build
ing in uio nortli of Hie entrance, while
in tl,., ...ii. . .i .. , ,, . :
, : ; '"" i" - '
nn.,n?.n . i i ' ;V m,M''
Ireii en were keenly the Mr- confined
to the store In which It hud Mmi..,l ln
j It was threatening to climb to the upper
u iso wus nircaieiiing the one
story building to the north tit lli'fl
liioutlwny. occupied hy Cull H. Sclutltz.
which seperutes lh Townsend Hultdlng
from the St Jumcs llulldlug nt the ior-net-
of Twenty-sixth street.
( Tire Chief Keiilon look chmge of l he
firemen's work coon after the first iilmm
! was sent In.
I On Its wuy to the tire from Its iinur-
ters In Ninth avenue. Knglne a collided
with n southbound Seventh avenue ear
nt Seventeenth street. The shaft of the
engine wan spllhtcrcdui.il thehorsrs were
InJurd enough to compl their being sent
to the veterinary hospital of the depart
ment. The engine was abandoned nnd
uu.uiuiillril mill i
the smashing windows, but on Inlurlci
V.'.'"P .u"P- Ua" ,"r l:nKlnr 25 WJ? ,
.Mining inu nie uu me sevenui uoor in
,,U ''"f nK'" I'l" h"tul Was fill by
hiuhh. tie was iniinii inier oy rire .iiap-
,,- Mc0cJn of the Klre Department
sUKKerlnn about hi the entrv of the
bulldlntf nn the Riound floor. An artery
In his left wrist had been severed.
rather McOean made a turnlouet with
his handkerchief and handed him over
to an ambulance doctor. Hull was weak
'from loss of blood but went back to
The bin paper diagou, a block
used In festivities In Chinatown, when
men fill It and serve as the motive
power, was stored In the basement und
At a fire that gutted the five siory
Iron front building at 346 and 388 West
ilroadway last night tha stores of the
William Wlsser Paper Box Company
nnd tho (Hide Paper llorc Company on
the four upper floors, gave u great
chance to the flames. As soon as Chief
Kenlon came he sent word to the In
terborouBh power house around the cor
ner on Spring street that the power be
shut off from the elevated structure In
front of the fire. He soon hnd five high
pressure streams shooting Into the up
ler windows. Hnd nl K o'clock the file
was under control,
l'pr an hour no iiatns inn on the
Sixth avenue elevated line between the
Hnttcry nnd Weedier street. All down
town train went south by way of
Ninth avenue with the exception of a
few to accommodate theatregoers.
The police drove out th'i tenants of i
two tenements at the rear of the Hre j
facing on Thompson street.
Two ularms were sounded for a fire
that started at 11:3$ o'clock In the
basement of the fle story brick build-
Inn at 466 West Unmdway. a block unit
a half from the seem
f the three iilartn
blaze that hud
bothered the firemen
nlng. The Humes ran
i euny in me rvr
up through the first floor, a wholesale
canned goods, oil and wine store, anil
w-ero invading the second flooi when
rv..tv Chief l.nnitford and his men
headed them otf. Artlfklul feulheis
owned bv three manufacturers, A. I.tit-
Ing. T. Harm and .Joseph Camlsa. on
the upper Moors, were hurt by smoke,
TENORS IN A FIST FIGHT.
Our (Klbrilral Muer Nn sue. III.
Conner It Is m I.
encounter with IibI between two
With t'lBl I.HtWf
lenllng tenois hi the t ho r of St Patricks'
" , ... . . ,, ,
Cathedral in which blows were struck
. was the subject of suit Tor damages for
assault and battery that came before '
Court .Justice :rlai,gr yester-
I .l. at l..lr.!ff In tl... ...lu.. ullrr.iU
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r...un. .v.... f .he erv., ,',f hl ten
....a u,nu lhliiru.1 .n . tin nnn'l rend innatii
Its crew went on to the tire without It. Imri' s"ll,rd"y rnortilhR. lor two days, i:v(;ov. A M )L.u,,,v f Mloiirl ad
The car was well filled with passengers. nwdo )reiarntions to diiposo of the j dressed the convention in favor of Clark.
Theso were sprinkled with class from hody by shipping it in a trunk, but Mayor Speer of Denver win chei-ied when
with that eye Then De Hralim went upstairs to spend
The plaintiff is Charlee A. O'Connell, "', within a few- feet of hi wife's
who was a tenor soloi-t in S. Patrick's '";. d wait for th-t trunk to come.
Cathedral at New Haven and came from lto 11(1 ",,t r- for tn r'"'Ku "d
there to sing In tl.e cathedral here. The -" "-'' 1,"t ,0p'1 1ttrou11"1
defendant la Xlcliolaa Sylvester Murphy. 1 lor h"urs.athe dlsordertMl room
. ,.,m.-.e r .h e.h...irUilli"we i. und lute Saturday and Stinduy
choir. O'Connell 1 suing for t."i,ooo
The complaint alleges thai prior to
Juno 2, (All, the pluintiff ami defendunt
were singers at St Putnck's Cathedral
and that for u long time the defendant
had borne ill will towanl the plaintiff,
O'Connell said that on the day in question
he was standing in .iiamsou ,n enuo in t ue
rear of the cathedral when the defendant
struck him violent blows in the face,
mouth, breast, shoulders und eyes and
subsequently followed tho plaintiff inside
the cathedral, where he continued beat
ing and kicking tho plaintiff, as tho result
of which the latter received it contusion
of the left eye and the eye was blackened
O'Connell was compelled to have his
wounded eye stitched ami has had it under
treatment ever aino.
The defendant replied that he harbored
no ill will for the plaintiff and said that
simultaneously with the alleged assault
and battery O'Connell made an assault
upon him and violently beat and kicked
him and would have continued to do so
had Murphy not defended himself as he
lawfully might. Murphy said that if
O'Connell tmstained any damage it was
dun to his own wrongful act.
Hlade i Hlade, counsel for O'Connell,
asked Supreme Court Justice Krlanger
for judgment on the pleadings on tlw
ground that the answer is frivolous, but
the court denied the motion yesterduy
WARSHIP STOPS CRETANS.
British Cruiser Holds llrpullr nn
Way t Athena,
,S'Mcal C.lbU OnpalcH tn THE Sun,
Athknh, April 29, Complications, it is
feared, may result from the action of tlw
British naval authorities In holding up tho
steamship PeloMtnlsoa, which was con
veying Cretan deputies to this city. Tho
Powers hud refused the Cretans permission
to sit In the Greek Parliament.
Th British cruiser Minerva held up lh
PeoKnlsoH by tiring a blink shot, after
which the deputies were taken off und
placed on board the British cruiser Hamp
shire, where they were to nwalt further
OF WIFE HE'D KILLED !
Violinist .Vnriiijr Ariel. Wont I
( . " , ,, l
to ClOM't mill Mllll!'ll '
Mils. UK BHAHMS CHOKED
Hiisliiinil IMit.vcil in lliMnnoby's
Stiniliiy Xifflil Aflrr liny lug
Plush'" of Paris.
Albert l)e Brahms, a violinist well
known lu the hotel nnd cafes around
Long Acre Square, murdered his wife
in their Hat on the top floor of tho apart
ment houe at 22W Wet Tlilrty-tlflh
street nottic lime lute Friday night or
. .. .
vesterdnv when an uttemiii was made
( deliver the trunk to him tho ringing
of the bell and the baiiKliiR of an excited
Frenchwoman on the door so shattered
his nerve that ho committed i-uicide
DeHralims's plana for p.ettiui; rid of the
body were complete. On Saturday he
ordered a quantify ot planter of pari
to tlx the body In tho trunk. toM persons
i in the house that hi wife had left him
and had asked him to send her things to
her and then went about hU everyday
Hie as well as he could until the trunu ,
could be delivered. Hut tht? means he i
lwd chosen for covering his crime were
trie ritllffe nl Ium fciltelile I
n- in- ...v. ... ,
life of harmony. They were intensely
jealous of each other and she was In
discreet in a way that caueJ serious
disagreements, which reached the ears
of tho neighbors below. Often she left
him for a day or two at a time and it wus 1
' only last week tliat De Urahm bought a
i revolver and told some one in the house
1 that he would shoot his wife if she did not
Friday afternoon Mr De HrahiiiB went
out io buy fish for the evening meal, and
'evidently intended o rome back ill time
tn get her husband's dinner. Hut she
hud not returned at s o'clock, when De
Ilrahins arrived He went raging
through the flat for a few minutes nnd
then left. About 11 o'clock the elevator
boy. Charles lfazzard, took Mrs, De
Brahms upstairs, She had been drink
ing, her hair was disarranged and there (
wus a sllglit cut under ner leu ear. uaz
sard noted this and wondered what would
happen when he took the husband up
after he returned from his playing at 1
' o'clock In the morning,
j But Do Brahms hud evidently cooled
down during his night in Bustanoby's
, restaurant, where he. was the favorite
violinist, for Huzzurd did not notice any-
thing unusual in his . tis.omary moody
. demeanor Mrs. De Hrahms
i seen again until her body was disroveiei
. in the bathroom yesterday noon, but De
Brahms went in and out of the house to
work and on various errands ;
.Saturday he did not play ut Uimlanoby's
1 but sent u substitute On that afternoon I
about 4 o ciock lie went to tne nenwuriz
j Trunk ami Leather (loods Company at II
west rorty-seconii street and oruereii a
trunk sent to hi flat, for which he paid.
He wanted it as soon us possible and when
wuMod that it could not be delivered
Saturday he asked that It be sent early
' Mondnv inornitiL' A little later ho met
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to hit and who was a fr end of his wife's.
, . ,, , , . i i ..
and t"1l wr 1,h,Ht u k, u";ltfr,
contained plasero pans wit .which
"H '""'"- - " '
I To the elev.itor boy he mentioned that his
,,,., l:mI,.,...llelr..t.li erlfor
to be sent
' trunk ennl a inlii g her thing
night neighbor heard him sobbing. He
washed in the kitchen and his toothbrush,
comb and brush ami a towel ho hud used
were there on the tubs yesterday.
About a quarter to 12 yesterday Leo
(lilmartln, a delhery boy for the Schwartz
trunk lieople, rang the bell, After a few
1 moments he went downstairs, .Mrs. Gras
sier and Mrs. There Bollticcl, who hnd
been standing in the hall, went over to
tho door of the De Brahms upartment.
They saw two notes which had been
pushed under the door from the inside
and picked them up. The first was to the
elevator boys and read:
"Call up 11117.1 (lreeley and tell the bos
1 won't be there to-night. Here is fA for
you elevator boys. Please buy a stamp
for this letter and post It."
The latter he reforred to wh Io his
mother and Inter Mrs.Gressler translated
it from the French;
"Mv Daiii.isu ani AtioKt-n Moriir.ii. I
have killed Pauline und now I pay the
iwiulty with my own life. I pass into the
next world, where I hope lo Hud justice,
I love you, my mother, your little son
with a thousand kisses. AliiKBT."
Then Mrs, dressier hammered on the
door and called out:
"Monsieur! Monsieur! Open the door,
there is a trunk here for you, Open, mon
sieur!" There was no answer for a time and
then tho door opened quietly. Mrs.
dressier Imd retreated from It a Httlo way.
When she went in De Brahms was no
where in sight He had. run to the tied
room, where he waa afterward found.
Mrs, dressier and Mis, Hellucol went as
far us the bathroom, where they saw
through the door the liody of .Mrs, De
Brahms lying on the door.
Mrs. Pellucci pulled off a shawl which
had covered the body and then rushed
from the room with shriek. Tho body
waa unclothed and over it hnd been
sprinkled sawdust which had evidently
lieen soaked In chlorides, for thorn were
three empty bottles against the wallwhlch
had contained the disinfectant Mrs.
De Brahms Imd been strangled by a oloth
Continue! on Tlitnt Ptc
CLARK CARRIES COLORADO.
llrrenM Wilson liy (ITU In i7U
Male rout ritlliiii.
Cot.nit.tU4i SiMitNOK, Col,, April ill, The
lorii(lo Democratic Stale convention
went on record to-ilny lor Champ Clark
1 ... I . ... . . ...... '
ior iti'mhimi i in- a voi oi H7U io sr.'.
The divisim, wn made i,y a resolution
in tin report or the committee, of which
,,x.(Jv. Alva W. Adutns was chairman.
a resolution 1
' declaring for Clark. A minority report
( made by Dr. Jefferson of Denver preleried
Clark's elect ion at Halt linore could not Ik? I
llotikler county delegates, forty-threi
Mronft, Mere Instiuoted for William J.
llrynn's cumlidate nnd tliey accordhiKly
voted for Wilson unroll null to-day. Wil
Kin carried Bevenil counties, but lie lost
in th end because of Denver's 31 Clark
votes, Kl I'nso county's II, I'uvblo's .i7
and lare vole from other count ie. A
score of counties voted Milidly for Wil-on.
A yellow houii' (Iok anil Ills spotted
coihIii were on th platform and howled
while the b.iml pluyed and the chorus
sntiK. The lioun' doK soul; cnrrlel the
' r""" " -I"'"14 ' " matter of local in
lerest. l-...(!ov. Charle S. TlimniH of
Colorado and C.ov John It Snafroth wero
Senator Thomas .1 .!cK"W ot Denver
was elected national .'oniniitleetnaii.
Charles P. Tero of Moulder wat elected by
acclamation ns one of the eight d-'leateK
GIRL'S LOVE FATAL TO TWO.
Cii I r Singer.
1 Dil" I
ll.,lr. 57 '
Atlantic i'itv, April
imlnted bet-nutt- .Mis l-Miu
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'rutin .iiiiii-ii, uiu inn iriuiu uir nn r,
iiownni i isner, ngeu 42, or iviryvilie.
Md., ended his life with gas hereto-day.'
His body was found In his room at tluinn enoimo'us thiong f ul'fal.-.sl.lonable
Hotel Xetherland, where he had b-en ,
registered for more than a month. I
Miss Baler Is the daughter of J. l.eou-
ard Haler, ii merchant, and gramUlaugh-;
ter of .lames Henry Mason, a realty i
broker. Klght years ago she was en-j
gaged to marry K. D. Hand, u young
broker. A few weeks before the time
set for the wedding he died suddenly of '
Two yeors ugo she was to wed Clur-
ence Albertson. then Assistant Prose- I
cutor of the county, son of one of the
lesot't's oldest families. Three dnvs b
fote the wedding was to take place i
Albertson lold friends he was going to
New York on u business trip. The next
duy his body wus found In Ids boat-
house at Ventnor. lie had shot himself
...i.n.. ...i.. t i ...ii.. I
Induced by III health.
The young woman hail never rncour- j
iu.,1 l.'l-l,r'w nll.nllmw nml Im. iml!.l
him to stop bothering her In a letter
written last night b-foro turning on the
lius he enclosed a pliutngraph of hltn-
( HHif to i,,,, ne waH 'fl(lnR a nlcture
of Miss Itsl. - In his hand when his body
A WATER WAGON DELUGE.
unarms or i nienito se.ooit. t. Mini
fur l.iieU ii f llnalitess.
CliK-Mio, April 21'." So popular has the
water wagon become In Chicago that
saloon Keepers by the score are pre.
paring to quit business May 1.
Never have so many drink dispensers
planned to throw aside the white apron
at one time. It was predicted by sa
loon keepers themselves to-day that 500
of more than 7,000 owners of drinking
pluces will quit.
Kiilonn men ulve ll ns their oiilnlon
ttiitt drunkenness was slowly but surelv !
dying out becuuse of enlightenment on
the evil results of excessive drinking.
SUES HER $200 HUSBAND.
.Mrs. Kna-riilit llrunii Ask t)loter
IVniii Man she Mei Hut Oner.
ll.. Ltinnnli. 1,1(1 niu llriu'n wlii fifl
vertised in a Washington newspaper on
.ie.oi.er n. ut.it M e t ....... .y ...
10 any man w ho womt. ,.. r y i.e. "
agree ... leave ner ,ii,i,...u.,....-..v a ie, e
s?remouy nnd never see her again, filed
a suit iu the Supreme Court yesterday to
annul her marriage to llaivey O. Brown,
a building wrecker, who was one of a
orowd of men wiiounnvereditliondvertlse
Mrs. Brown said in an uflldiivil that
she doesn't know her husband's address
except that he can be reached through a
post office box in Washington. She got
permission from Justice Platzek to serve
her husband by mailing the complaint to
him. Tho complaint states that the de
fendant agreed In writing in consideration
of the payment of $?oo to enter Into a
marriage ceremony .with the plaintiff, but
expresly agreed to leave the pluintiff
immediately ami never seo her or molest
her. She hasn't seen him since, she said.
When Mrs. Brown advertised for a hus
band she told a reporter in the office of a
Washington newsuper that It was neces
sary for her to have a husband Immedi
ately in order to inherit a fortune in the
old comit.y. So many men responded to
the advertisement that Mrs. Brown fiatl
some iitn.cuity deeming wmcn ono sner
wanted to take for n husband. Mho i
finally selected Brown and they had the
ceremony performed nt ouco, Brown
loft his wife as soon ns he got hi fee.
O'CONNOR SUED ON STOCK DEAL.
The liisperlur Ordered lu tirnr for
Kxanilnnllnn llrforr Trial.
Police Inspector John W, O Connor
was directed yesterday by Court Justice
Blschnff to appear for eamluntton be
fore trial in a suit brought nguiust him
by the Stock Exchange firm of New-
burger, Henderson Loeb to recover
$ll,0t:i on uu account stated, This 1 the
amount Inspector O'Connor lost through!
the collapse or the Hocking pool nit iwi ing to the throng,' said to the mpresario;
share of Hocking stock carried for him -y0u can't complain about the fashion
on margin by the plaintiffs, ' able sot not coming,"
Inspector O onnor s answer I that I .N'0l- replied Oscar, "but aro they buy
his contract with the brokers was void,. ' ' ,.'. ,,. v ' '
ttecause it contemplated the doing or ing opern tlckvtsj
Illegal acts, consisting of making wash ' 1 '
sales nnd fictitious purchases of slock s mioTCKA HITTF.IU-Juit whal j-im nrf.l
to ruise tllid depress prices in mnr ni ittr )irm In Ihr Hprliif -Aitr
Kin.n' I'misos Tiiiprcsnrio, Say-
i ini- lie Appvct'lntt's Moris
TIN K. OKMOGRATIC .MAN
II aniiiH'i'nt elli's Ti'ilniti'
Kintr Qui'cn Mnry Com-
Illillll'lllS Folft'P l(VIIP.
Iirnul Vilbtc W.Uffl 10 THI. M
I.tjxdo.v. April 1!0 Kins (ieorge hiiiI
(lcar llarmtieietclu exchanged warm
hond-liake und grc'-ling tli! afternoon
ui the niatlnt'-e at the London Opera House
In behalf of tho l-enriue of Mercy, a chari
table ontauiatinu which contribute to
the Mipjioit of the Sllddle-ex Hospital.
Later in the afternoon Queen Mar)' sent
for I'ellie Lyne, the Ameiican soprano
difcoioied by Mr Hanimerateln, and
warmly congratulated her on her singing
liefon- the ariivul ol their Majesties
Mr Pammen.teln wn kept busy in-eting
many ditinguilied peop! from meiv
M intei- lip yj Karoii'its and then to
1 1 onnterrn till ho teinliwl Lord rnrquhar,
' who i th- King's Kstia Iflrd in Waiting
i Then iheie w n rhnnge
I.011! f'Hmiiliiir took 111) the luesenta
ti'in mid introduced (War, who was
without his usual clpar. lo Prime Alex-
tinder of Teek. who in his turn piesented
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1 oi 111 mill .Mlli'ie lilll-e l .cuieFW m-1
The lobbv bv ihu time
r.l'u! up it it
peoplo. A tit" time for their .Vujestie
in urriV" uppr.iacnr'l the ?onle it
nked to stand hiH: a Utile. ThU led to
one nmuiiig mistake by I.iH Andtewi.
the American manner" of ;i, Opera
House. He l;ed n tall, good looking
man to "kindly 'land back, the King is
'Vre," smilingly ieponiled the man
"I urn here lo leceive him."
iur ii wa Prime Alexander of
:i o'clock Ving (Jeorge, '
'Queen Mniy. Princess Mary und Prince
Albert, attended by I-ntly Ampthlll. Lord
Charles l'ltzmuurice und Kdward William
Wellington, groom in waiting to the
King '"! private secretary to the Queen,
drove up. Prince, Alexander of Teck and
I.oid rnriiiiharmet them at thndoorwav.
l'lho Jl,,'11 lo"k',1, 'harming in n vieux
' Fjtn nAnt .mil r li I le hut Willi OAtrlrh
hut with ostrich
I plumes. 1 IIP niOK
first word ot. en
is arctic weuther;
It's nice to get
were: I hi
, n lllfv. wnerp i,
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i jww. t, mombers of the royal parly
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, tu tlH who ere )reM.nted to then,
,.rIllr(. AXUIUHr ot Teck lckonetl to
.Mr llaminerstein, who wore the rosette
of tlte legion of Honor, and ns Osoar
tcptl forward said to the King: "Permit
, le , reKf.nt Mr. Haintnerstein.
The King nnd the impresario shook
hands warmly, Mr. Hammersteln saying:
"I am highly honored to shake hands
with the King of Kngland."
King George replied' "I appreciate
the effort you are making und am glad
to be lu your house to-day."
Mr. Hammersteln afterward said to
the correspondent of Tint Si'.v in speaking
about his meeting with the King: "I can't
ndil anything to what you know. 1 spoke
what i felt. What u fine democratic
man the King isl"
After the exchange of compliments
between the King and Mr Hammersteln
'the royal party prooeeded to their box,
. and although their carriage i had origl
! i.ully been ordered to ls reudy at 4:45
I n st .1.... ( 1 ... .1... ..AM. .....I
P. M. they remained to tho very
r tie programme nt half past 5. the
King, as he was leaving, expressing hlm-
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i sen us very mucn pieaseu won tne ciiariti
I ing, lautiful house.
I 'i no quartet ot American
; ,,w ,pll R(t.ne from
. rollHed , K(,CIM!lt lntercgt of tll0 King
fc j,,, ladod ,he
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iierforniers. Immediately nfter the con-
elusion of the scene Prince Alexander
of Teck went back of tl.e stage and saldi
to Miss Felice Lyne, who sang the role
of Marguerite, "Miss Lyne, the Queen
has sent me for you."
The little American prima donna was
then escorted to the royal box, where
Queen Mary greeted hor In the most
friendly ninuner. She congratulated the
American girl on her singing ami then
naively asked: "You are part American,
ure you not?" Mls Lyne responded:
"I thank your Majesty for your kindness,
but I urn wholly Amerloan,"
To this the Queen smilingly responded
"So much tho butter."
Queen .Mary showed great Interest in
Miss Lyne, her career and her history
and made the young singer feel per
fectly at home. At the conclusion of the
talk between the Queen and Miss Lyne,
which lasted moro than fifteen minutes.
her Majesty said: "Your voice la beauti-
, ,t wUl c
j you 0Kajn ,
far, I must meet
Mls Lvne lold tho corresnondent after.
ward that she was delighted with the
democracy and charm of the Queen, who
was very close to being perfectly beauti
The occasion from a social standpoint
waa a brilliant uffalr. The performance
1 netted 15,000 for the League of Mercy,
The stalls and boxes were filled with dis
tinguished people. Among those noticed
were Ambassador Whit claw Held and
the members of the American Kmbaasy
with thoir wives, the Spanish and Austrian
Ambassadors, the Danish Minister, Mrs.
Cornwallls-West. Sir John and Udy
Lister-Kaye. Mrs. llltchle. Mrs. Konalds,
sir Ernest Cassel and Huron Alfred do
friend of Mr, Hammerateln's, point-
BLIND WORKERS ON STRIKE.
Deiri anil n Minimum Wnm nmr
,on MUe fl.TB Week.
.s'pcffjl r.iWr tttWth lo Tiik St'K.
London'. April 29. Tho blind workers
In the llrlstol Asylum for the Hlind have
struck for a minimum wage Hnd tho
case has liecn taken up bv tho National
League for tho Blind. A number of
blind of both sexes are employed in the
wnrlfhops of the aaylnm under piece
work conditions, and if tho statements
in their declarations aro accurate they
can only evoke sympathy.
Tho manifesto claims that the blind
workers In Uriatol aro the worst aid of
their clasH In (ireat Britain. The women
earn onlv $1.75 to 12 a week and the men
I 12.50 to J2,7." for the same period. Ihey
, wy tiny cannot live decently on this
I amount and accuse thu asylum nuthori
! ties of protecting tlnir official interests
first and leaving the. blind employees
only the crumbs tint Lill irom Dives
Table. Tney also allege liny aro
sipieeved by the local oor ',lw S"ur
dlans who relieve the inmate of the
asylum although the latter are continu
ally obtaining public subscriptions.
The strikers appeal to th? public to
help them In their light.
POST OFFICE TO USE WIRELESS.
UnKlUb Srrlee Will I'nlronlre Mnr
ennl In Sntr Monr.
Sfttuil Cdblr lnimttti tn Tllfc M
U)NIo.v, April 1'8. lu the House of
CiMnmons to-ilay Postmaster - Cenenil
Samuel announced that he had arranged
with the Marconi Wireless ConiHiny to
transmit messages between Ktigland and
Tho full rale, lo Now nrk and Montieu
Mr. Samuel said, would bo 10 wilts a worn,
as against (ho cable rate of the other
companies of 2.1 rents 11 word. Similar
-liirttir.iiu wml,l lu, mnili. In niber onrts '
. 1- 1
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1 mill laiigiinge oi'itii ii-ii . ur. "ihihi
l, 8 cents a word, again! Ill" cib'e rate
of 12 cents a woid.
NO CRIME TO HANG IN EFFIGY
.in.H,.,. iilselinrjirs Women Who lln
Ai.i.t.Nlow.v. Pu . Apii
.lohn Hrophv, who deals out justice
U a e ...weul.ti. ,.i. ..i.luLtrta
..i... .i.,. ....,st.i .h riei.i ,.f
women "lo hanc u neighbor in effigy.
I'ollowing a ipiarrel in which a number
of families were arrayed against Mrs.
Mary Brow n the lutter was theoretically
1 Hinged on a tree in u conspicuous phco.
The stnlTi image created a sensation
und was .ermitted to hang nearly a day
lief ore it was cut. down.
Mrs. Brown said the straw woman did
not bear the least resemblance to her.
but the wouldn't stand for being lynched
even by proxy, so site hail warrants issued
for a dozen of her neighbors.
Following a lively hearing in which the
women nearly came to blows Squire
Brophy said he could not find anything in
the statutes to prevent, lynching in
effigy and not only discharged the de
fendants hut put the costs on the prose
cutrix NEW YORK GIRLS UNDERPAID.
Nnur Inveallaatloii Those Who
Work Don't Mulie a Living.
Cincinnati. Ohio. April 29,-tStatis-tics
showing a vast number of i;irl are
employed at less than n living wage in
New York city were disclosed to-night
by Miss Mnry' Vankleek, head of the in
vestigation of woman's work under the
direction of the Kussell Sago Foundation
fund, in .in address before th" Social
Workers Club at Christ lliuroh parish
"Every other woman in New York city
between tho age of ll and 25 years is u
wage eurner," said Mis Vuukle-k.
"Girls employed in candy and ptpsr
box muking Bverage about tl or $5 weekly,
while we have found that a girl, alone
and wholly deondont ii(ton herelf for
support, cannot live on less than i or
ta a wts"k in New York. Yet 81 per cent,
of the factory girls get le I Inn J3 a
FIRE PUTS PUPILS IN PERIL.
Klniitrs In llharn Krllnnl Chime I lie
, , ' , , ,
, ' April . -Hre. the second
w,hln lwo, mouth, destroyed Ithaca s
1 ,u"lT, """"" "" """" u'
school building, late this afternoon
Pupils from tho recently burned high
school building were iu ciabs-s besides a
number of tho grade school pupils who
had not gone to their homes. About 500
marched out in orderly procession, leav
ing thoir wraps behind them, so close
upon their heels were the flames.
Tho fire started in a cloak room shortly
nfter it had been vacated. Earlier in tho
day a cloak had lieen found burning in
tho same room, giving rise to tho sus
picion thnt the blaze was of incendiary
The loss is placed at $50,000. with about
HENRY WOODRUFF DYING.
l.amba Setnl Frederick Carry In Ala
Members ot tho Ivmbs Club heard
yesterday that Henry Woodruff, the actor
who starred in "Brown of Harvard," is
dying at French Lick Springs, Ind. Tho
report received by tho Lambs said thnt
tho actor had suffered two attacks nf
epilepsy yoeterdny. Frederick Curry, ono
otf Uie Lambs, waa sent to French Lick
as soon as the report was received to do
what could he done (or tho dying man.
Mr. Woodruff is 42 years old, lie began
his stage career at the age of 9 years us
I a chorus boy iu J. II. Haverly's Juvenile
"Pinaforo" comuany. After appearing
"WP!'?" i H'"00 h H!d..0.,-hHi
i to Harvard. He was mado a star in 1905
with "Brown of Harvard" ns tl.e vehicle.
i . So"". 'Part " report
that Woodruff was engaged lo marry
Anna Gould, later the countess tie lustei
lane and now the Prince de Sagan The
report of tho engagement wn denied by
the Gould family and by the actor
UKItKV FORT WI.NI-. WITH OI.IVI
A wnmifniu r.e.n ana iiiiumi imuurr
II. T. Dl'.WilV A tit.NS CO., 1M I'Ulttin Ht .V V.
FINAL TAFT PLEA:
A "SQUARE DEAL"
Urges Bay State Voters to
Judge Fairly Between Him
WAS FORCED TO FIGHT
Excuse for Going Upon
TALKS IX MANY TOWNS
Clii'crctl by Grcnt' Throngs in
J Hosio.v, April 29.-President Taftendud
I his Massachusetts campaign here at 8
i o'clock this ot enlng and left for Wash
ington with assurances from his manager
that lie will hnvo at least twenty-four of
tho Hay .State's thirty-four delegate to
tho Chicago convention
The Hoosovelt people on the other hand
aberted with every show of confidence
that the Colonel would be tho preference
01 mo .uassacmisens itepuuitcans at me
Mlls and would have a good majority
of the delegate
.... . . . .
I he general impieMion among political
iservers in Huston at the close of thia
.extraordinary primary campaign is that
tho odds arc about Id to 7 in Taft'a favor.
Iheio is, however, a large clement of
j uncertainty in tho vote in the big mnnil
jfacliiring centres. The President's ex
posure of Roosevelt's methods has. it i
acknowledged, greatly strengthened hlra
i ,(, iStllt(. ,, i,. , , . ,h,
labor vote in tho mill towns will do seema
'imccrtaln. The result of to-morrows
contest will hinge on these votes
I The Tuft ppooln r.ill enter tbn nt-ttviarlA
under n handicap in regard to the form of
the Itnllots. The liooeevelt delegates at
large, eight in number, have first place on
tho ballot as the result of a drawing of
A more confusing lallot could hardly
bo imagined. While the eight Roosevelt
delegates at largo have the first place on
the initial column, the eight alternate
mimed first In the second column are Taft
Furthermore, one Taft delegate at large,.
Frank Selberllsl. of Boston, had hlmsAlf
nominated by ietition. His name appears
in the first column above the words
"Pledged for Taft" in addition to the
eight regular Taft candidates for dele
gates ot large.
There is no voting within the circles. A
cross will have to be marked before each
man's name, each voter making twenty
one crosses if ho votes for delegates at
lnrge, alternates, district delegate and
Presidential preference. If he carelessly
puts crosses before tho names of all nine
candidates pledged for Tnft on the billot
It will vitiate his entire vote for delegates
The Taft managers fully expect to lose
hundred of votes through the appearance
of tho extra nnnio on the ballot.
Under the Massachusetts ballot law it
will Is' possible also for either of the can
didates to get the preferential vote and
yet fall lo got the delegates pledged to
lit in. This situation might nrise through
With both of th" Ilepublicau candidates,
the President of the United Slates and an
ex-President, zigzaggin;; through tho
State delivering car tail speeches Massa
chusetts wus on tiptoe all day. The air
was charged with politics. In many olthe
cities business wits practically suspended
and thu words "Taft" nnd "Roosevelt"
I hung on tho lips of a!!.
It seemed more like the eve of n Presi
dential election than of a primary which
i to determine tho Presidential prefer
ence of a single State. Yet everybody
in Massachusetts, including President Taft
himself unil Col. Roosevelt, realized that
the result of to-morrow's primaries (g
likely to dctermino the nominee of thn
President Taft in one of his speeches
acknowledged tho far reaching effect that
this Massachusetts contest will have on
primaries to be hold In other States,
So far ns President Tafl's share In tho
day's campaigning Is concerned it affords
cause for a good deal of serious thought
among Massachusetts Republicans. It
was i.nly too evident that the President
was grieving over the sovero strain tn
which the exigencies of the pres.nt situa
tion subjected the dignity of his high
office, Repeatedly he referrod with re
gret to the necessity of the President of
the United States takit.g the stump to
I defend himself.
I All told he delivered eleven speeches
and practically crossed the State.
The question most frequently heard
among Massachusetts Republicans waa
whether this forcing of tho President
of the United States to take the stump
like an ordinary politician was a feature
of the Presidential preference primaries
that has come to stay. Expressions of
keen regrot over this phase of the cam
paign were heard among leading Re
publicans In every city that the President
If crowds count for anything Mr. Taft'a
grip on Massachusetts in to-morrow 'a
contest ought to he assured. Unbiassed
observers declared that the crowd which
turned out to greet Mr. Taft were larger
all tiie way through than those that wel
comed Col. Roosevelt. In two or three
of tho cities President Taft followed only
a few hours behind Roosevelt and waa
greeted by flattering throngs.
In Lawrence, the great textile centre,
for instance, the President spoke from
the same stand on the city common tlvat.
Roosevelt had occupied only a few hours
before. The crowd waa estimated by
police officials in Iawrence as twice an
large ns that which turned out tn l.njr
Roosevelt, though it was drizzling.
In Now Bedford IVesident Taft faoatjl