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WASHINGTON. D. C. SUNDAY. sTAftTJAItY 14. 1912. -FOJtTY PAGES.
Asks Madden, Who Is Lame,
to "Meet Me Ontside with
MEMBERS ARE SHOCKED
Unprovoked Challenge and Loss of
Mental Balance Comes as Dis
Representative Ben Johnson, of Ken
tucky, chairman of the Bouse District
Committee, yesterday Invited Represen
tative Madden, of Illinois, one of whose
less is crippled, to "meet me outside"
nod settle the latin's exception to per
sonal remarks toy the Kentucklan.
The District chairman, who Is nearly
six feet In height, threw the House Into
an uproar with his Intimation that be
had more brawn than brains.
little excuse for the attempt to pre
cipitate a brawl with a man notably his
physical Inferior was attempted by John
son's Democratic colleagues. The out
break came up during: debate on the
District appropriation bill.
Sir. Madden had listened quietly to
remarks by Johnson, In which the latter
contrasted himself flatteringly as a pre
server of the rights of the people with
the Illinois member, who, he said, was
a conserver of the purses of local public
When the Kentucklan had finished, Mr.
Madden rose with the plain statement
that he wished to take exception to the
remarks of the Kentucklan. Before he
could proceed further with his explana
tion, he was Interrupted by Johnsons
Invitation to a fistic encounter
House la Shocked.
When the challenge of the Infuriated
Kentucklan rang out like a bolt from a
clear sky, members of the House, who
generally expect some good reason for so
glaring a loss of dignity and poise, sat up
as on springs. Efforts or friends to quiet
the one-sided brawl were for some time
The fact that Mr Madden Is crippled
in one leg made Mr Johnson's fault
more noticeable. When, following Mr.
Johnson's challenge, Mr. Madden stated
his position to the House, and declared
that he would not be Intimidated into
an apology by Mr. Johnson or any one
else, the applause came from both sides
of the House.
The District Chairman, who had start
ed for the door in anticipation of the de
sired meeting; was pulled back by
Wends and the "flghC-subsided
Over Point of -Onler. , -
The Incident arose over a point or or
der made by the Kentucky member
against an item seeking "to reimburse
two elevator Inspectors for the -provision
and maintenance by themselves of two
motorocles for use In their official In
spection of elevators In the District of
Columbia." The total appropriation car
ried was $360. The point of order was
that the bill sought to change a com
pensation fixed by law Following the
tilt with Mr Madden the point of order
The "near-fight" came as a. climax to
a fierce Interchange between the two
members. "I hope the gentleman from
Kentucky will not Insist on the point of
order agalnt this item. ' Mr Madden
had said. 'It Is one of the most im
portant items in the bill and may affect
tbe 11 es of people In the District who
ride In elevators.
Might Cause Accident.
"Suppose, because of the failur of
this item, these Inspectors should be un
able to cover the territory assigned them
and make the examinations required of
passenger elevators Suppose a strand In
the cable of some elevator should break
and, because ot the Inability of these In
spectors to make the examination, people
should be allowed to enter the elevators
when it is in such a condition. Suppose
this elevator should fall because of the
broken strand. Would the gentleman
from Kentucky take upon himself re-
Continued on l'aare S, Column 3.
KNOX AWAITS WORD
FROM U.S. MINISTER
No dispatches were received at the
State Department j esterday from Charles
W. Russell, Minister at Teheran, and as
a result Secretary Knox confessed him'
self wholly Ignorant as to the latest de
velopments in the cases ot the fourteen
American who are in controversy with
the Persian government.
The State Department yesterday reit
erated its stand that so long as Persia
had not violated her contracts with Shus
ters assistants, this government wauld
not bring pressure to bear on Persia to
compel her to pay them tbe three years
salaries demanded by the Americans.
Minister Russell Is under Instructions,
however, to effect a compromise settle
ment which will be a fair compensation
for the Americans who find their position
In the Persian employ Intolerable follow
ing the dismissal of Shuster.
FIBE IN VAHDERftILT HOTEL
Guests In IVew Hostelry Get Scare
and Some a Wetting;,
New York; Jan. IX Defective insulation
on the third floor of the magnificent Van
derblit Hotel, which was opened to the
public only last Thursday night, caused, a
fire late this afternoon, which created a.
panic for a time and did considerable
damage. As soon as the guests began to
smell the smoke, the halls were filled
with excited men and women, porters
and maids. It was near the dinner hour,
and many of the women who were dress
ing for the evening meal made a rush
for the elevators. Water began pouring
through the floors and down e!eator
shafts and stairways, ruining -many hand
some gowns and giving numerous white
shoulders an Impromptu shower bath.
The hotel emploes quickly manned tbe
hose and threw water on the blaze until
the firemen arrived. The damage waa
chiefly from water.
Only 46 Hours ta Havana.
Atlantic Coast Line. "N T. . Florida
special. - au -easi coast poinis reacned.
&'r;teS!' niNH?S"Ii?ntev PFltoans-4
trains dally. 1U3 New York ave. nw.
War Department, Acts , Upon
Maj. Gen. Carter's Alarm
NAVY AI,SO TAKES PART
13,000 Troops Ordered to Islands,
Where Japanese Are Said to
Have 35,000 Trained Hen.
Following close upon the alarming
statement made Friday by Maj Gen.
William H. Carter before the House Com
mittee on Military Affairs that 33,000 effi
cient Japanese soldiers are now In Hawaii
ready to wrest that Invaluable possession
from the United States, the War Depart
ment yesterday admitted that plans are
complete to equip and rush an entire
division of troops, recruited to war
strength, to those Islands for permanent
It was decided to send five regiments
of infantry, each of the twelve companies
recruited to ISO men, one regiment of
cavalry, every troop at full fight
ing strength, one full regiment of
field artillery, eight companies of coast
artillery, to be separated from tbe mobile
army, one company of engineers, and
one company of the Signal Corps. All
to be accompanied by the necessary sanl
tary force and under the command of a
Navy Will Assist.
It was further learned that not con
tent with sending a full division of sol
diers to Hawaii, the government has
sent the Pacific squadron of armored
cruisers as well. These four big sblps
are at the present moment making
minute survey of the coast from a naval
point of view, it being their purpose to
ascertain precisely where an enemy could
So anxious is the ar Department to
prevent Its panic from becoming known
that yesterday Secretary of War Stlm-
son contradicted the statement made by
lien. Carter as to tbe number of Japa
nese soldiers in Hawaii. He did not.
however, -deny that the full division of
troops, numbering more than 13,000 fight
ing men, the biggest army ever hurried
by tbe United States to distant territory,
except In actual time of war, is going to
the Islands. The infantry" force alone
will number 8,000.
Carter Voices IleKrets.
Gen. Carter expressed regret that his
statement had become public It was
made In confidence before the Military
Committee, he said. Even a stenogra
pher was barred from the room while he
waa giving his testimony. As to Gen.
Carter's opportunity to obtain exact
knowledge. It is pointed out that up to
eighteen months ago he was stationed
In the Philippines. On bis way home he
paid a visit to Hawaii.
Illustrating tbe eagerness with which
the War Department is making ready
this emergency, it is pointed out that
within the last few days Gen. Leonard
Wood had directed that a complete list,
showing the continuous term of service
in Washington of all officers now here,
should be prepared and sent to him. It
Is understood that every officer who has
been In Washington for more than four
jears will be transferred, many of them
going to Hawaii.
FIRE! FIRE! FIRE!
HERE'S AN ESSAY
The first of the series of twenty-flve
essays on the results of sounding- false
alarms was received by S. Kemp Ed
monston, clerk of the Juenlle Court,
j esterday from Earl Simmons, of 1315
Irving street northwest, sixteen years
old, who, when arraigned before Judge
De Lacy last Monday afternoon,
charged with sounding three false
alarms, was ordered to accompany
each ot the twenty-five Installments
of the $33 fine with a, composition from
his own pen.
Essay No 1 was vivid and Interest
ing It dealt with the various acci
dents which might happen while fire
engines were responding to a. false
alarm In winter, with the streets slip
pery and dangerous The letter was
written neatly in .a. good round hand.
"Inclosed you will find 11." conclud
ed the letter
While It Is customary to require the
juvenile offenders to appear In person
to pay their fines, the court, learning
that Earl waa to leave the city for a
boarding school directly following the
trial, arranged to have the Installments
and the accompanying essajs sent to
the clerk by mall. In order to place
no burden on the parents In tbe pay
ment of the fine, the court directed
Earl to draw on his allowance for the
weekly court payments.
SKIDS OFF BRIDGE;
HORSE IS KILLED
While returning to the stables at
Rosslyn, Va., last night from Alexan
dria, a wagon of the Columbia on
Company skidded on the ley road and
plunged over the culvert at Queen's
City, near the southern end or the gov
ernment reservation at Arlington, into
the branch below, killing one of the
three horses drawing the wagon. Driv
er Owens, who lives at Eleventh and
W streets northwest, and who was in
the cab of the oil wagon, miraculously
escaped being- killed.
As the wagon started to cross th ml.
vert, which Is near Johnson's crossroads,
the wheels skidded and the wagon went
sliding on the edge of the bridge. There
was no railing to stop the vehicle as it
bounded over the edge. It turned tur
tle and fell with a crash into the little
branch which flows beneath.
The outside horse was crushed bv th
other two nnlmar and died soon after
the accident. It -a as valued at tZO.
Owens in some manner managed to stick
to the cab. A number of colored persons
Urine In the vicinity rushed to the scene
and extracted the driver from the mass
He was uninjured and returned to his
Best Service to California.
Standard or tourist. Latter Dersonsliv
conducted five times weekly without
"a-Jenange. Berth. H Washington-Sunset
Mother of Dr. Carl A. JDIem-
ons Eagerly Awaits News
MEN LOST ON ICY BAY
Former Washington Clubman and
Companions Sought By Life
Savers Along Long Island.
While government life-savers and vol
unteer searchers scour the froxen waters
of Great South Bay, L. L, and wander
over the bleak islands along the coast
In search of the little party of three who
left Bay Shore on January S In an eighteen-foot
launch for a short hunting trip
and who bays, not been seen since, Mrs.
Frederick W. Clemons, mother of Dr.
Carl A. Clemons. a prominent New York
broker and clubman, formerly of Wash
ington, who formed one of the party, alts
silently in her apartments In the Albe
marle, Seventeenth and T streets north
west, eagerly awaiting news of her son
and his two companions.
Despite the discouraging reports which
come from the bleak bay, which is now
a solid sheet of Ice covered by a toot of
snow, Mrs. Clemons still clings to a faint
hope that her son may be safe. Al
though a week has passed since the
young club man was last seen, the
mother still has a gleam of hope. Scores
of telegrams and letters are being re
ceived from friends and relatives and
government officials of the Life-saving
Service by Mrs. Clemons, but all speak
only of despair.
Mother Stilt Hopeful.
T still have hope that my son may be
living," said Mrs- Clemons last night.
"Although hope has fled from the strong.
sturdy seamen who have braved the snow
and Ico and Intense cold to aid in the
search for the 'party, I cannot help but
believe that Carl is alive. A week ha
passed; es, a month can pass, and still
will I believe that he U alive. If he and
the other two men in the party reached
the shore, I have no doubt but what they
are alive. There are many shacks along
the shore stocked with provisions where
the party could seek shelter and Uve
temporarily until located by tbe rescuing
The lost partyts composed of Dr.
Clemons, Edmund S. Bailey, a, New York
business -man and clubrnan. and close
friend of Dr. Clemons, had Capt Tom
Veltman, twenty years of age.- a young
boatman, who had been employed to
ferry the New York clubmen from Bay
Shore to the shooting box. on Short Beach
Hassock. The" three men have not been
seen since they left the shore that after
noon. Dr. Clemons and Mr. Bailey had left
New York- to spend the week-end In
hunting When they failed to return at
the expected time, a search was Imme
diately Instituted. But no trace could be
-found of the men. On the night of Janu
ary 5 a heavy storm swept tbe bay. and
old seamen along the shore began to
shake their heads with fear for the party.
TJnmnimea Launch Found.
The Monday following that fatal Fri
day afternoon, the eighteen-foot launch
waa found tossing about on the bay un
manned. In tbe bottom of 'the boat was
one ot the oars of the little dory which
trailed behind the power boat when it
left Bay Shore. The dory was gone.
No trace of that little craft has yet been
Gathered at Bay Shore In a. hotel Is a
party composed of the near relatives of
the lost men. Standing at the windows
of the hotel, gazing out upon the vast
expanse of snow and Ice, are stationed
urs Bauey and Mrs. demons, the wife
ot Dr demons, waiting In vain for a
glimpse of their dear ones. The little
six-year-old daughter of Dr Clemons Is
also at the seaside with her mother
Last Wednesday, against the protest of
the volunteer searchers. Mrs. Clemons
and Mrs. Gunther. mother of the wife of
Dr. Clemons, went out on a scooter to
wander over the bleak Islands of the bay
in search of the hunting party.
Appreciates Their Efforts.
The life-savers of Fire Island and the
Point o' Woods station are aiding In the
search for the lost men. Mrs. Clemons
spoke In appreciative terms last night at
the Albemarle of the assistance which the
government has given in the rescue work.
Mrs. Clemons has been in constant com
munication with Oliver M.Jiaxam, assist
ant general superintendent of the Life
saving Service, but no messages of suc
cess come to her.
Dr. Clemons Is well Known in Wash
ington, having lived here a number of
years He received bis primary education
In Washington and later attended the
medical school of the George Washington
University, from which he was gradu
ated. He later went to New York and
entered the New York City Homeopathic
College, from which be waa graduated.
He then began the practice of. medi
cine, but later discontinued the-Tmrsuit
of bis profession to enter the banking
and brokerage business. Dr. Clemons
Is a member of the firm of Carpenter,
Clemons & McClave, of CT Exchange
street. New York.
His residence Is located at 175 West
Seventy-second street. New York City
He has a summer home at Babylon,
Long Island. He Is well known In Wash
ington and New York as a clubman.
HYATT IS REMOVED
TO INSANE HOSPITAL
Albert B. Hyatt, proprietor of the Lin
coln Hotel. Tenth and K streets north
west, who was found in a critical condi
tion Christmas Eve in the fourth floor
of his hostelry 'with more than a hundred
cuts In his face and body, which he had
inflicted while in a suicidal frenzy, was
removed from Emergency Hospital yes
terday 16 the Government Hospital for
Hyatt became very Irrational, the po
lice say, during his convalescence, and
It was feared he would suffer another
suicidal outbreak. When Hyatt was first,
discovered Christmas Eve by a- clerk at
the, hotel. It waa rumored that he -was
the victim of a mysterious assault. "In
vestigation revealed that Hyatt had
slashed himself with a razor.
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return until 9 a. m. train Monday All
trains, both ways. Including the Rorai
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SENATOR JOHN W. SEEN,
Following the visit to Washington
Friday by William Jennings Bryan,
when he conferred with Senator 'Kern,
it waa reported about the Capitol yes
terday that Bryan a choice for Demo
cratic standard bearers are Senator
Kern, ot Indiana, for President, and
Senator O Gorman, of New York, for
Bryan is known to nave a high opin
ion of Kern, who was his running mate
In the last Presidential campaign. The
Nebraskan Is said to have declared
Senator Kern's record contains no vul
nerable points. Another thing In fa
vor of Kern, according to Bryan, la
that Indiana Is a doubtful State, and
with Kern heading the ticket her elec
toral vote would be assured to the
As for tTGorman. it )s said Bryan
believes he would carry New York
State and win the Catholic vote.
LAUGH ON SUNDAY
SAVES A' "MIDDY"
That 'Justice at. the Nvvil Academy
should be tempered with a sense ot
humor as well as mercy Is the convic
tion at the Kaw Department, after the
officials there luul passed on the case of
Midshipman R. J Valentine, ot New
York. The Jaugh In this case has saved
young Valentino from dismissal from the
Valentine laughed In church one Sun
day, as have many young men before
him. and received fifty demerits and con
finement to the Naval Academy grounds-
The time for one of the football gamesJ
approached, and the midshipman Invited
a young lady to go with him. this being
quite possible, as all the games are played
within the Academy limits. But the girl
made her acceptance conditional upon his
calling for ber and taking her to the
Valentine decided to take a chance,
and, half-conccallng himself behind two
companions, endeavored to slip through
the gate. He was caught, and given 13
demerits. This, with the fifty already
received, brought his total above the per
missible number, and his dismissal was
recommended as a matter of routine.
When the case was received at the
Navy Department, the officials there
could not see that Valentine had done
anything which should cause his naval
career to be terminated, and disapproved
Mine Workers In Clash:
Indianapolis, Ind , Jan IX With John
Mitchell, once the miners' Idol, and
Thomas L. Ltwis, leading the opposition
faction, a big fight Is on the programme
of the annual convention of the United
Mine Workers of America, which begins
here Tuesday. Charges that Lewis
packed the 1911 convention to force the
vote that repudiated the civic federation
of which Mitchell was a member will be
thrashed out on the floor of the conven
tion. It was said by men In touch with
the situation lo-nignc
in Capital City Journalism will be in
augurated by The Washington Herald on
Sunday, January 21. On this day there
wil be added to the many unique and attract
ive features of this paper a tabloid section.
And the key to this scction'is
It is blank, baffling, and inscrutablemystery y
of the kind that grips and holds until the last
thread has been woven in,.the last block has found
its proper place, and the puzzle is complete.
SENATOR JAMES A. O'CORSIAN,
CIVIL ENGINEER TO
BE REAR ADMIRAL
Harry If. Rousseau, civil engineer In
tbe navy, will be appointed Chief of the
Bureau ot Yards and Docks of the Navy
Department, succeeding It- C HoUyday,
whose term of office expired yesterday.
Formal announcement of the appoint
ment will be made this week.
In his new position. Civil Engineer
Rousseau will have the rank and pay of
a junior rear admiral of the navy He
will bo In charge of the construction of
all dry docks and similar work at navy
yards and naval stations. He is now
detailed as assistant to Lieut, CoL
George W. Goethals, who is building the
Rousseau was chosen by Secretary
Meyer after a sharp contest, in which.
however. It Is understood that he took
little part- Rear Admiral HoUyday was
a candidate for reappointment, and sev
eral other civil engineers in. the navy
were brought forward as candidates for
Mr. Rousseau has a brilliant record as
a civil engineer. He was born in Troy,
N. Y. In 1ST0. and was educated at
Rensselaer Polytechnic, Institute- He en
tered the naval engineering service In
1S38, and had risen to the head, of the
Bureau ot Tarda and Docks when ap
pointed to the Isthmian Canal Comrois-
Islon In March. 1997.
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ON BUSY STREETERO WEATHER
While jostling his way through a
crowd of home-going office workers in
Fifth street northwest yesterday after
noon, Joseph K. Gaines, an Inventor,
sfxty-flve years old, reeled and toppled
to the pavement tbe victim of heart
trouble. A. physician stated after ex
amination that life bad been extinct for
Mr Gaines, who had mads his home
at Glen Echo Heights for more than
fifteen years, was apparently In good
health when he left his home for his
office in the Harper Building early yes
terday morning. It Is said be bsd suf
fered at different times from attacks of
He spent the day at work and tele
phoned his wlf shortly before 5 o'clock
in the afternoon that be waa about to
start for his home sir. Gaines nada
good-by to several friends at the office
building In C street northwest and start
ed to walk through Firth street to the
car line. He had gotten a little past
the corner of F street when he stop
ped, apparently In an effort to catch bis
Mr- Gaines Was known as ths Inventor
ot certain steel shoe displays, used to
a great extent among shoe dealers, who
nave adapted bis Invention to exhibiting
their wares In show windows. He
survived by his wife and a son.
GAS KILLS WIFE; '
Aid Beaches Aged Couple, TooLate
to Save Lives of Both Acci
dental, Says Coroner.
Aid reached James Qulnn, slxty-flve
years old, and his wife. Bertha, aged
sixty years, who were discovered uncon
scious from Illuminating gas In a second
story room of their home, at B9 E street
southwest, too late to save the Una of
both last night. Mrs. Qulnn died shortly
after reaching the hospital. Hsr aged
husband, according; to physicians, has
only a slight chanoe to recover.
Only the quick- work of relatives who
detected the odor of gas gave them a
longer leaso of life. Examination showed
that a piece of piping had been repaired
by Qulnn earlier In tbe day, it is said,
but the solder had not covered several
The aged couple were seen to enter the
room shortly after 3 o'clock. About a
half hour later their stepson. Frelshelm.
had occasion to call to them. When he
received no answer he tried the door and
found It was locked.
Thinking Qulnn and his wife were
asleep, he went downstairs. Later he
was attracted by the odor, and discov
ered that Jt was coming from the. room
occupied by the Qulnns. He forced the
door. and. with tbe aid of neighbors,
carried the two victims to the lower
nv. nt ti liAmt T1ia YinmltAl ambu
lance was-summoned-and nollca-ofrlSa
.Ur&- WMl-. momamiWT -w.wm-. -. .
Itt In in investigation.
The police learned that several
months ago Mrs. Qulnn attempted to
end her lite by lnhallnd Illuminating
aaa. The woman at that time showed
signs ot despondency, and was thwarted
In her purposely her numana. vvnen
the counle were found last night It was
at first suggested they were victims of
a. suicide pact- This theory, however.
was later dispelled by tne coroners in
TO AN ELOPEMENT
. 2. Snead Sills Father of Han
Who Fled with His Wife,
Crowd Witnessing Deed.
Fort "Worth. Tex.. Jan. 11 The sensa'
tlonal elopement of, Mrs. Lena B. Snead.
wife of a rich banker of AmarUIo, with
A. Q Bovce, Jr.. millionaire ranchman,
had Its stilt more sensational ending to
night, when J. B. Snead. the husband.
shot and killed A- G Boyce. sr, father
cf tbe man who eloped with his wife.
The shooting occurred shortly after S
o'clock in the lobby of the Metropolitan
Hotel, crowded with people at the time.
Snead fired fixe shots at Boyce, four
taking effect- He used a S-callber auto
matic revolver, and the bullets lodged
In the abdomen, ranging between the na
vel and the groin.
Boyce was seated in the lobby of the
hotel a shott distance from tbe main en
trance. Snead entered by the main door
way. He never spoke to Boyce. but In
stead whipped oat his revolver and began
firing Ilia first shot took effect, striking
Boyce in the pit of the stomach. Boyce
Jumped and p'tched forward, but at the
same Instant Sneadrs revolver cracked
and three more shots landed In tbe ab
domen. Snead fled by a side entrance
and ran to the central police station.
where he surrendered. He refused to
make a statement to either newspaper re
porters or the police. )
The shooting came as abig shock, to
persons vho have been following the
Snead and his wife, a little more than
a week ago, effected a reconciliation and
returned to Texas from Winnipeg, where
she and young Boce were caugbt. This
afternoon the elder Boyce bad Just suc
ceeded In getting all Indictments against
his son dismissed by tbe county attorney.
This, It was thought, wotild end the case
Tbe elopement or Mrs. snead and
young Boyce attracted attention through
out the country.
EMPEROR TO QUIT;
Pekln, Jan. 11 Realizing that the
growing disorders In the provinces, which
U but a ramification of the wide sweep
of the rebellion, leaves the royal family
but one course- tbe abdication of the
Emperor was decided oh at a. meeting of
the principal members of the government
to-day. The retirement will be as -previously
reported and will take place
probably within three days. The Em
peror will go to Jchol. about 130 miles
to the northwest or Pekln.
The Empress. UQwager realizes that the
government is powerless without finan
cial assistance to stem the tide of revo-
lutlcn. ami has asked TuaUtihJ. the act
ing premier, to make the best arrange-
ment possible-In connection with the re-
tlrement of the imperial fam l The
Premie-. It It undenrt,d. wilt remain In
Pekln pending final arrangements with
SECTION OF U. S.
Siym Degrees Below Mark Irs
Capita! This Mornings In
tense Gold May Break
LARGE CITIES SUFFERING
Thousands of Hungry and HoflMltss
Ken, Women, and Children Ap
pealing for Aid DharitlK1
Agents Hers Working Hard.
Terfiperatnrts at the Weather Buresn.
2 a. ni
10 a. m.....
7 4p.m S
4 tp-xn..... S
3 8p.m..... 1
1 10p.m....- 0
0 11p.m..... 5
3 Midnight... T
5 1a.m..... -T
The entire section of the United
Statu east of the Missfstippi River is
grasped by the coldest spell experienced
in years. Not in recent years have
such low temperatures and so much
suffering been experienced throughout
the country m general. Yesterday was
the coldest day in Washington in thir
teen years, and if the mercury continues
to drop at the rate it was making early
this morning, the fifteen-below record
of February, 1899, will be closely ap
proached this morning-
Last midnight the thermometer at ths
Weather Bureau registered' seven de
grees below zero, with, the fluid still
dropping in the tube. This was a drop
of seven degreeswrthmfcaJioarv the.
COLD TO Coy TXXVE.
To-day the Intense Told wlU JnuSk'?"JJ','
predicted the-weather wizard last night.
Toward night, however, the temperature
will begin to moderate. It is expected
the cold speU throughout the country will
be broken to-morrow. To-morrow, says
the weather wizard, will be cloudy and
Intense cold Is being felt throughout
tbe country, with the exception of Cali
fornia, where at Los Angeles last night
the temperature was C AU of the At
lantic Coast States are feeling the se
verity of the winter In Its worst form.
Intense cold Is being experienced through
out the East, and unusually low tempera
tures are being recorded. At Dulutn.
Minn., the thermometer last night stood
at 33 degrees below zero. At St. Paul the
temperature Is 11 below. All of the large
cities of the East are suffering Intensely
from the cold wave.
At Boston the thermometer last night
registered 4 below, at Chicago ths tem
perature is 3 belowXew York is suffer
CoBtlniieu on Face 2, Column 3.
LIYE IN LONDON
Alfred Qwynne and Bride to Join
Rapidly Growing Colony of Ex
patriated Americans Abroad.
Paris. Jan. 11 Friends of Alfred
Gwynne Vanderbllt and his bride, for
merly Mrs. Smith Holllns McKlm. of
New York and Baltimore, to-day heard
an interesting report that the couple win
probably exile themseh es from their na
tive land and Join the rapidly growing
colony of expatriated Americans In Lon
don. Mr. and Mrs Vanderbllt have left
for a cruise up the Nile, and It was
Impossible to get In communication with
them to attempt to verify the rumor.
It Is understood, however, that before
leaving this city Mr. Vanderbllt told
many of his friends that he had taken
a permanent place In London and would
spend his time In England and Franca.
His occasional visits to tbe United States
will be made only when business de
mands. The complaint of the Vanderbllts is the
same as that of all the other rich Ameri
cana who have become self-exiles: They
are annoyed at the inqulsltrteness ot the
American press, which chronicles aU
their doings, and also at the middle
classes, ot their native bind, who freely
criticise the foibles of. the Four Hun
Tbey And social life In the Old World
to be free from this annoying feature.
No one pays any attention to what his
Effects ot Equitable Fire Exaggerated.
dent of Insurance. .New York, wires Hon.
Geo. W- Ingham. Superintendent Dis
trict Department, as follows. vlx.r
Geo. V. Ingham, Supt. of Ins.. Wash
ington, D. C
Effects of tiro in Eaultable Life much
exaggerated. Security and policy vaults
thought intact- Surplus, adcuuate. hence
no possible loss to policy holders. Rec
ords) save those of Executive Corre
spondence and Acturlal Departments, sat
in anotner ouikiuik. noma vmce juua
Init fcr j ear not counted asset 'above
land vnlue Camoam's officers active In
nwetuisc situation. Probably little dls-
tnrbanco ot company s regular busine
f Ara in cke touch with situation. Plif
U' El.'iJ,0 thi' ,!l,tI"W holC
ur be .r&sured
WILLIAM If. HOTCHKISS.
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