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VOL. XII. NO. 93
WITH FATAL RESULT
Two Belonging to Battleships Vir?
ginia And Connecticut Ran Facti
0 tier 0(1 Old Point
GOXM STEIN LOSES HIS LIFE
Four Seamen of the Virginia Were
Picked Up by the Connecticut's
L.-u.nch After the Accident?Vir?
ginia's Launch Goes to Bottom?
Accident Occurred Early Yesterday.
(Ham in fin Bureau, Daily Proas).
OLD POINT. VA.. April 20.?
As a result of a collision between
the launches of the battleships Vir?
ginia and Connecticut in Hampton
Roads yesterday 'morning, Chief Coxs.
wain Karl Gustavo Stein, of the Vir?
ginia, was drowned, and four other
sailors had narrow escapes.
The Virginia's launch was sent to
the bottom of Hampton Roads, while
the laitncli from the Connecticut was
only slightly damaged. The chief en?
gineer of the Virginia is missing, hut
it 1? not positively known that he
was in the launch when tho collision
According to the liest obtainable In?
formation the launch from the Vir?
ginia containing the chief coxswain
and four seamen started from Old
Point wharf at midnight Friday to
go to the Virginia. The Connecti?
cut's launch left a few minutes later
and It is said that the Virginia's boat
was run into amidship when within
a few hundred yards of the battleship
The Connecticut's launch as soon
as the accident. Occurred put out her
search lights and succeeded in pink?
ing up four of tho men, before the
Virginia's launch sunk. The rescued
men were In bad condition and it was
said yesterday that two of them may
It was also said that Admiral Evans
is going to order an official inves?
tigation.of the accident and it is pos?
sible that Coxswain Cassldy. who was
in charge of the Connecticut's boat,
will have to stand trial by eourtmar
t in I.
No attempt was made ycsterdny_to
raise the sunken launch of the Vir?
ginia and therefore it will be several
days before it is positively known
whether or not. the chief engineer of
the Virginia was drowned with Coxs?
. Believing that the collision was ritte
to carelessness upon the part of the
coxswain, Admiral Davis yesterday
detailed a special guard for the wharf
at the fort to see that the sailors
and seamen are in the proper condi?
tion to sail the launches.
This, is the first serious accident
that'ltas occurred among the ships of
the North Atlantic Squadron since
the fighters came into Hampton
Bonds and from the manner In which
tho- commanding admiral has taken
charge of this one it Is not expected
that any morn collisions will take
place while the ships are here.
The drowning of Chief Ccxswnin
Stein caused much sorrow among the
men on the Virginia, as he was a
very popular young man and highly
esteemed by his comrades. The crew
Is hopeful that the chief engineer
will show up today or trimorrow.
As the accident occurred at mid?
night, It was not reported until early
HAVE THE MARVIN BOY?
They Believe That They Have Son
of the Dover Doctor and the
<Bv Associated Press.)
GLOVERSVILLE, N. Y., April 2u.
?Tho lates,t developments in the
ease of A. H. Allen hold here sus?
pected of having in custody the son
of Dr. Horace E. Marvin of Dover,
Dol? Is the receipt of a message at
police headquarters stating that
Miles- Standlsh, nephew of Mr. Marvin
will arrive in Gloversville Sunday
and roll orated the request made yes?
terday and several times today to
hold the boy for Identification by
Stnndish. Deputy Sheriff Iluhbs ,->t
Mechanicville. Saratoga county, this
state, who with Detective Murphy or
Delaware has been investigating a
club at Mechanicville for The past
month visited Gloversville today and
taw the suspected man, the woman
alleged to be his wife, and tho boy.
He stated late tonight thnt no doubt
that tht police had the- right man
Another 'Frisco Scandal,
i By Associated Ptcbh.a
SAX FRANCISCO, April 20?Cap
lain of Police .lohn Moonoy of th<:
Bush street station, appeared before
too grand jury today to substantial
Ms charges innde recently m iho
press to the- effect that houses of ill
repute, saloons and illegal reports
have flourished since the earthquake,
I April 18. l'ttQC, In his district under
I tlic protection of his superior of
GRAVES LAUDS BOTH
ROOSEVELT AND BRYAN
He Saye That They Are the Two
Greatest Men in the World
Still a Democrat.
(Bv Associated Press.)
CHICAGO, ITA*., April 20.?-"Bryan
and Roosevelt, the two greatest men
I In all the world."
John Temple Graves, of Atlanta,
fin., thus approached the conclusion
jot" his speech tonight at the 271:1
'annual banquet of the Iriqhos club,
on "The Regeneration of Parties."
I The address' keynote was the
I speaker's assertion thai party lines
in general had never been so llglu
Mr. Graves spoke from the stand?
point of a Democrat, and declared,
"1 have never been a better Demo?
crat than I am tonight and I have
never been more hopeful of the ul?
timate success of Democracy."
Pol low lug the tribute paid to Mr.
Bryan and President Roosevelt the
speaker said: "One word from RrynO
would send Roosevelt omnipotent to
the \Vblt? House. One word from
Roosevelt would just as surely make
Bryan president and clothe him with
the power for reform."
0:her speakers of the evening were
Gilbert M. Hitchcock of Omaha: It.
h. Snivel}' of South Rc-nd, Ittel., and
I Edwin M. Grout of Brooklyn.
BOLD HIGHWAYMEN GETS
V.00O BY DESPERATE ACT
Man With Money Struck Down in
the Street and the Robber Made
(By Associated Press.).
NEW YORK. April 20.?A highway
robbery which for audacious bold?
ness hits few parallels In this vicin?
ity, was executed in Hoholcen. X. .1.,
today. The victim was Frank
Hchrenk, superintendent of Sehten?,
glass works. The ro-.tber struck
Schrenk down In the street,, seized a
package containing $1,000, which was
to be used to pay the men in the
glass works, and escaped from sev?
eral hundred pursuers. To accom?
plish this he commandered a horse and
wagon which chanced to he standing
nearby, and with a revolver pointed
at the htad of the driver forced him
to urge the horse across the city,
away from the crowd, at top speed.
15,000 GUT ON STRIKE
Coal miners' Trouble In British Co?
lumbia Grows More Serious.
II MAY TiFJIP BIG RAILROADS
Only Two Week's Supply of Fuel on
Handc and Many Industries Wili
Have to Shut Down?Union Accus?
ed of Trickery.
(By Associated Press.)
TORONTO, April 20.?A special to
the Mail and Umpire from Calgary
say that 5.000 miners at Krank Coie
man's, Lethbridge, are out. Friday
all the men at Ganmore and a ma?
jority at Hankhead mines quit. There
is only two weeks' supply of coai in
Alberta and Western Saskatchewan.
Two of Calgerlcs largest industries
have closed and the municipal light?
ing ami water works plants are on
the eve of shutting down. The opera?
tors In an official statement accuse
President Sherman of the union of
issuing a secret strike order after-a
conference had been arranged.
15,000 Men Involved.
VANCOUVER. R. C. April 20?A
special from Perney says: "Tho coal
mine strike is growing blacker and
all hopes are centered on a confer?
ence to be held on April 23. Tito
number of men affected by the strike
and engaged in other trades and in?
dustries dependent upon the immed?
iate supply of coal is conservatively
estimated by mine officers at 1 ?.?
OOO, Including Bnicltcrnien, supply
men, miners and train crews.
Mav Tie Up Railroad.
ST. PAUL, MINN.. April 20.?A
despatch from Winnipeg, Manitoba,
says: "More than 1*>,000 eon) min?
ers are now involved in the strike
in Alberta and British Columbia an"
the situation In Alberta is said to
be critical. In another week It Is
said that the Canadian Pacific rail?
road will not he able to operate Ita
passenger and mail trains until navi?
gation opens. It Is said that Presi?
dent Sherman In calling the miners
on strike Is trying to break away from
the United Mine Workers of Amer?
ica nnd form an independent orcanf
zatlon for Alberta and British Colum?
VPOUT NEWS, VA.,
MANILA FIRE SWEEPS
AREA OF 100 ACRES
Fifteen Hundred Natives Rendered
Homeless and the Properly
Loss Amounts to $100,000.
IL0LI0 COIFtMHIOl CHEMO
The Entire Native Quarter of the
City Wae Destroyed With a Loos
of 5100,000 in Gold?There Was No
Loss of Life by Earthquake.
IN AND OUT CURVES.
fRy Associated Press.1
! MANILA. April JO.?Fire destroyed
I 1,100 Nifa houses and parts of the
'district ot Singalong, Pnco and ilanv
bang, in Manila this afternoon. The
American settlements at Eruilta and
[ Mnlt'c escaped through the hard work
i rf the lire men. assisted by soldiers
|and cltTzens. The (lathes, fanned by
a heavy gale, swept an area of inn
[acres clean, within two hours nmf
I destroyed the homes of 100 residents
[and one thousand natives. The na
Jive refugees are now sheltered In
[the schools and other public hand?
lings while many are camping In open
spaces. The damage is conservative^
' ly estimated at $200.0(10 In gold.
I No casualties are reported. Tlio
', oO'icials of (he health department do
? not agree with the estimates of the
j damage given above which was made
j by the police and firemen. They ns
lEC'.rl that 200 houses were destroyed
land 1,50)5 natives rendered homelssa.
j Thc.tr estimates of the financial loss
is the same as that of tho other muni-:
I clpal departments.
I It is thought that the figures given
i by the health officers'are nearer cor
j The districts of Singalong, Paco
and Hanbang lie to the east of the
j walled city of Manila and just be
: hind the residential districts or Malay
and lOrmita which face the hay.
? Nearly all of the native houses In
! the lire swept district are huts or
I comparatively small value.
Fire in Hollo Checked,
i The latest reports from Hollo say
j that the lire there has been checked,
i The native quarter, of the city was
I destroyed. The properlv loss is rs
j timntcd at $100.000 in gold. The
'business section of the city was tin
I touched, it being saved by the mill
J tnry ami constabulary.
Several Tfundred houses were des?
troyed and 8,000 to 10,000 nntlves
made homeless. Adequate relief
I measures have hern taken.
I Tlie homeless have been housed in
j schools and other buildings. The
j province an" the city will provide for
[the refugees and no unusual suffering
; Is feared.
There was no loss of life by the
earthquakes. The shocks, while the
j most severe experienced in 15 years.
were not violent enough to cause
Dispatches from points In several
I provinces report severe shocks but
i lit tie damage.
The total damage caused by the
, earthquake In the entire archipelago
j will not exceed $10,000.
I Gen. Funston Going to California.
(By Associated Press.)
I WASHINGTON. D. C? April 20.?
I Brigadier General Frederick Funston
j has been relieved from the command
! of the Southwestern Department to
i take up on the expiration of his pros
I cut leave of absence and will then
j proceed to San Francisco and assume
I command ef tlio Department of Cali
Gimbel Will Recover.
(By Associated press.)
NBW YORK. April 20,?AI St
Mary's hospital. Hoboken. this even?
ing, it was reported that Benedict
Gimbel) of Philadelphia, who attempt?
ed suicide yesterday after being re?
leased on hail from an arrest brought
on charges of assault and attempted
bril ry, was testing quietly and doing
nicely. It is now expected that he
Want the Marine Band.
(Bv Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON, D. C. April 20.?
j Governor Glenn, of Nt.rtli Carolina,
called on Secretary Metcalf today
with a request that he order the ma?
rine band to attend the exercises at?
tendant on the unveiling of a staute
at Raielgh, N. C. erected to the mem?
ory of F.nsign Worth H. Bagley. The
ceremonies will be held on May 20.
Thirteen Seriously Injured,
tttv Associated Press?
PITTSBURG. PA.. April 20?Thir?
teen persons were seriously Injure*?
tonight, three of whom will die. when
a large car on the Rani Liberty Ex?
press line of the Plttsburg railway
-company crashed Into a wagon heav?
ily loaded with wooden blocks on a
steep grade In Liberty avenue between
?.4th and ,10th streets In the Law
SUNDAY. APRIL 21, 1
ANOTHER BIG STORM
SWEEPS WIOE AREA
Denver, Col, Has Eighteen Inches
of Snow and Cold Weather
IlLBD?O TRAFFIC iS DELAYED
Moct of Texar Hit by the Storm anc."
the Greater Part of the State Is
Covered by a White Mantle?Much
Damage Done in Pennsylvania to
the Fruit Crops.
( By Associated Press.)
PUEBLO, COD.. April 20.?-The
mow sionn that began at noon Voi>
(er day continued throughout the
night: Today, with six Inches of
snow on the ground, there was no
immediate prospect of cessation. The
storm extended east to Hodge City,
Kansas, and South into TcxjU?; Tiie
snow drifted badly, crippling railroad
and street ear traffic, The therinoin '
etcr registered '?T> degree's aoove zero
this morning. Fruit nnd vegetables
are badly damaged,
DENVER, COD., April 20.?Accord?
ing to the local weather bureau's
measure incuts, IS inches of snow,
equivalent to 1.11 incites of rain fell
here during the storm which came
from the north yesterday and passen
off to the southo?t today. A heavy
precipitation was general in Colorae.o.
benefit ting the grain props which
were threatened by drought. Freez?
ing weather is anticipated, but lit?
tle damage will be. done ns vegetation
is covered with snow.
4 Hall in Parts of Texas.
HOUSTON, TEXAS, April 20.?Re?
ports received here today tell of a
terrific hailstorm which passed over
Cathagc. Yorktown nnd Clayton laie
yeetcrday doing enormous damage to
crops, houses and livestock. Tele?
graphic advices state that hailstones
as large as eggs fell ami at York
town the ground was covered to a I
depth of 12 Inches. Tile pnth of Hie i
storm was 12 miles wide and crops
will have to he replanted: Fruit
trees were shattered by the force
of the storm and hailstones crashed
I through roofs of frail houses. Soulli
(Texas today experienced unpreced?
ented Weather, the conditions . point
1 ing tr/ snow.
Pan Handle Has White Mantle.
?M?R1LL?, TRVAS. April 20.?
Rain last night was followed by snow
today. The precipitation is general
over the Pan Handle country nnd 1:3
of great benefit. As early fruit was
killed in the recast freeze, no dam?
age is done by the present storm.
Storm in Kansas.
TOPEKA. KAN.. April 20.?Snow
was reported today at Philllptihurg,
In the northern portion of Kansas,
and at Garden City and other South
Damage in Pennsylvania.
HARRlSIU'RO. PA. April 20.?II.
A. Surface, the stale zoologist said
today that tlie cold weather of the
last ten days has badly damaged the
fruit* crop in Pennsylvania.. The
cherry and peace yield, he said will
SAILOR'S UNIFORM FAILS
TO SECURE RECOGNITION
i Rhode Island Justice of Higher Court
j Says That There is No Redress
PROVIDENCE. R. I.. April 20.?
I Chief Yeoman Fred J. Buenzle, who
i was barred from a dance hull in Now
'? port, claims he was wearing the unl
1 form of the United States navy, can
recover at law only the price of his
admission ticket, according to ai de?
cision handed down by William I).
I Sweetlarid, chief presiding officer of
j the Rhode Island upper court. The
decision says the legal rights jot a
man wearing the United States Unt
? form are not different from those: of
! :my well hehaved person who posses
| ses a ticket of admission to any
i place of amusement. Judge Sweel
' land rules that Huenzle, excluded; he
i cnuse he was weaving a naval uni
' form Is in no different position legal?
ly from one who Is excluded because
' he Is not In evening dress or for arty
! other reason though it may have I
but the whim of the defendant. The
motives of the defendant are held ufc
immaterial. Jn other words the Judpjo
said the proprietors f;f a place at
amusement are not under any obliga?
tions to admit any* person whom tliey
may choose to exclude, ljiter |Bu|t
was brought against the Newport
Amusement Association, proprietors
of a df.nclng pnvilllon at Nowpopt
from which Buen/.le claimed ho ?wa?
excluded last September because In*
I was wearing a naval uniform. Tint
I management tendered tq him the
?tity-flvo cents he paid for hia
ticket but ho Immediately brought
Bull for damages. He was given fi?
nancial support by naval officers sta?
tioned at Newport and President
RuOBQVell sent a check to help defray
tho expenses of prosecuting: the case.
Fifteen Governors Accept.
Illy Associated Press.)
NEW YORK, April 20.?-Fifteen
governors have accepted the invita?
tion of the National Civic Federation
to name delegates to attend tiie Na?
tional Conference on combinations
mill trusts in Chicago. May 2X-ai. Tho
acceptances of Governor Hughes of
New York. Cummlngs of Iowa. Folk
(of Missouri. Warner of Michigan,
Davidson tfT Wisconsin, and Cutler of
Utah, were received today.
Italian Shipyard Threatened.
(It\ Associated Press. 1
GENOA. 'ITALY, April 20.?Flfo to?
day threat* ned to destroy the Oder')
I shipyard here, one of the largest in
Italy, bu.l 1 lit C>-? men, assisted by I .
."?uii workim n succeeded in controlling
the situation arter damage to tho
| amount of about $500,ono had been
Double Murder Over Small Matter.
(Bv Associated Press.)
OWICNSBORO. KY? April 20.?
William Gooch anil Harry Springier,
union miners, killed each other In a
pistol duel in Siurgjs. near here, last
night. Gooch borrowed a dollar
from Whin Moore, a non-Union guard,
and Springer remonstrated with Hint.
Angry words followed and both men
pulled re volvrrs and began Dring .
Refused to Endorse Roosevelt.
(Ilv Associated Press.)
ST. PAUL._M INN., April 20.?The
senate today "laid on the table the
house resolution, passed about ten
days ago. endorsing President Roose?
velt In liTs recent controversy with
15. 11. Hariimnn. The vole to lay
on the table was -17 to 10.
Three Children Burned to Death.
(By Assoclnled Bross.)
PORT HURON. MICH., April 20.?
Ethel lllcks, aged seven, her brother
Paul, aged six and their ten months'
[old bnby sister were burned to dentil
I in their home teulay by the* explosion
gasoline slnve> which the tw,?
[older children had attempted to llgiil
in the absence of their parents.
$60,000 Fire in Frederick, Md.
(By Assoclateel Press.)
FREDERICK, MD., April 20.?Two
[business houses were destroyed and
three others damaged by lire today
'Dialling an estimated aggregule 1e>sn
TO TIE-UP COAST LINES
[First, Second Add ihird Officers
Will Strike Unless Get More Pay.
THEY WILL QUIT PLACES ON MAY
I Old Dominion and Merchants' &
Mlnero' Steamship Companies Are
Among the Lines That Will Be
Effected?Companies Will Fight.
(By Associated Press.)
NEW YORK. April 20.?Unless a
10 percent Increase in pay for first,
?eond add, third,Officers on coast?
wise steamers running e>ut of New
York Is granted by May 1 there wiiJ
be a strike. This was Ine ultimatum
sent tonight to the- representatives
of eighteen steamship lines by Luth?
er It. DOW, general manager of the
United Harbor No. I .American As
Bociutfon of Masters. Mates am:
Pilots. Vir, Dosv stated tonight Hint
the men are' thoroughly organized
and unless the increase is granted
will surely strike. The officers in
question today sent their resignations
io the line-s by which they "hre em?
ployed, the ir contracts calling reu?
ten days' notice' before leaving their
mploymcnt. Peir several we-'-ks tho
[companies have- been advertising lor
men anel it is expected tiiat they wlil
fliglit the strike.
The companies involved are : Tho
Porte) Rico Line, Mallory Line, Clyr_>
Line. Red I) Line , Panama Line,
|Seu>thern Pacific, Ocean Steamship
[Company. Old Dominion Line, Met-,
ropolltan Line, Brunswick Steamship
Company. Ward Line, A. H. Bun
Steiirnshlp Company. American Ha
.waiian Steamship Company. Atlan?
tic Coast Company. Standard Oil
Company, Lnohenhaeh Steamship
Company, Guffey Oil Company and
tiie Merchants' and Miners Trans?
portation Company of Baltimore.
m > m
No Union for This Presbytery.
(Bv Assoclateel Press.)
RALEIGH, N. C, April 20.?Tho
Faye-tte ville Presbytery in session at
Maxte.n, N. C. Indulged in an extend?
ed and heated debate on the subject
of closer relations with other Pres?
byterian bodies. The result of the
[vote em the proposition was a decid?
ed majority in the negative.
Fair and warmer
Sunday and Monday;
light to fresh west
BlUtife TWO CENTO
WILL MAKE EXHAUSTIVE
Federal Commission Will Probably
Take Extended Tour of
Many Foreign Countries.
THEIR SCOPE IS UNLIMITED
Will Go Into All Phases of Question
ns It Affects the United States
Will Hold First Meeting In Wash?
Men on Commission.
? (By Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON. D. (.'.. April 20.?
An oxhnustlco Investigation into nil
phases of the problem of Immlgrti
ilon, as It affects the United State?,
j Ik about to Ik- begun by a national
commission created for the purpose,
The commission will meet. In the
room of the Senate committee on
Philippines next. .Monday morning to
perfect Its organization ami to dis?
cuss plans for. and consider the scope
of Its work. The probabilities are
that the body may bo In session In
Washington for several days, and
perhaps a week or two In the elabor?
ation of Its plans, it already has
been decldetl tentatively, that the
members of the commission will visit
many of the countries of Europe, e|th
Ier as a Lady or. If all the moiuhcn
cannot go, ns a subcommittee for l|iu
study of the cmmlgrntipn of aliens at
close range. Th?; commission con?
sists of nine.members, appointed un?
der the' Immigration act passed by
Congress last winter. Three ?f tli?hi.
S?nntor PIUinghr.ni, of Vermont,
chairman of the Immigration commit
Ice; Lodge, of Massachusetts ami
I.tttimer of South Carolina, were nam?
ed by Vlee-Presldent Fairbanks,
Three, Representatives llowell, of
New .Jersey, chulrmnn of the House
committee on Immigration and Nat?
uralization; Bonnet, of New York,
antl Burnett, of Alabama, by Speaker
Cannon'; nnd three, Professor Charles
P. Neil, Commissioner of Labor; Pro?
fessor .1. W. .leaks, of Cornell anil
Wllllnni 11. Wheeler, of Oakland, Cal?
i by President Roosevelt. '
I No Limit on commission.
The law places no limit, on the lime
the commission shall consume In
making Its inquiries or on the ex?
pense II may Incur. The work of the
l committee will be only fairly begun
when R returns to America; " Every
possible source of Information hear?
ing of the subject will he sought.
Reports from till parts of the world
to the bureau of Immigration will he
placed at the disposal of the commis?
sion any experts on immigration
may l o employed by the commission
to collect data.
It Is the purpose of the commission
to Inquire Into the conditions placed
upon Chinese and Japanese Immigra?
tion, but it is not probable that the
j commission will visit either China or
The commission will report its
Undings and ? recommendations . t|)
Congress and they will be used us
a basis' tor legislation. It !s regarded
as likely that, out of the work of the
commission will grow an Internationa!
conference to deal with the whole
Accused of Killing Biack Woman.
nv Associated Press.'*
DANVILLE. VA.. April 20? Six
young white men, Tom Walker, John
Tolhert. Temple Young, Joe Rattgli,
Derby Weatherford and Oscar Ncath
oriy, were arrested late tonight charg?
ed with the murder of Ellen EllloL
a negro woman, who was slabbed to
death about 9:30 o'clock tonight.
Original White Ribboner Dead.
tUv Associated Preasi.
DUNKIRK. N. Y., April 20.?.Mrs.
Esther McNeil, the founder of tho
Woman's Christian Temperance tin
Columbia. Tc tin., for alleged inat
zatlon, died at her home in Fredonln,
today. She was born at Carlisle, N.
Y., 91 years ago .and was whU?yJt
known throughout the United Stnte^P
as a temperance worker.
John Wesley Gaines Protests.
(By Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON. D. C. April. 20.?
Representative John Wesley Gaines,
of Tennessee, has Hied a protest with
the President against the removal
of Arch M. Hughes, postmaster of
Columbia, Tenn., for alleged inar
tention to his- duties. The protest
was sent by Secretary Loeb to tho
Did Not Kill Her Husband.
fBv Associated Pres?.)
CHICAGO. ILL., April 20.?A cor?
oner's jury today exonerated Mrs.
Margaret Smalley from nil blame in
connection with the suicide of In r
husband, Joseph Smalley, who jumped
to his death fro ma window of he--,
home. The women had heon arrested
on suspicion that she pushed her hus?
band out. of the window!^