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RISSIA'S INNER CRISIS. A FIGHT FOB FREEDOM. s ",-,'7£ Liberal Movement Meets Determined Opposition. ?t. Petersburg. Nov. 13— Russia is facing a g-reat internal crisis, which, in the minds of in telligent Russians, overshadows in importance »11 questions relating to the war and foreign politics. A new, broad and liberal movement means not only under way, but gaining mo mentum daily; and the be»=t feature of it is that It if entirely divorced from any radical revolu tionary propaganda. Prince Sviatopolk-'Mirsky, the Minister of the Interior, has given impetus to th» movement, but has done so against the most powerful influences, and behind th.c scenes a bit ter struggle is going on for Imperial support. In the coming week th«» first test of strength is likely to occur, the result of which may mean gWCb for the history of Russia. The policy of reaction, which has grown BteaMly since the accession of Alexander 11, seemed suddenly to lose Us main bulwark when $ MlnlFier Plehve ML With the advent of Prince Sviatopolk-Mirsky and his frank appeal for a policy of mutual confidence between govern ment and people S tremendous Liberal rebound b»gan. raising, perhaps unjustifiably, high hopes and aspirations. An American, enjoying abso lute political freedom, can hardly appreciate the full significance of the changes which have been made under Prince Sviatopolk-Mirsky in a land of absolutism. SOME RECENT MODIFICATIONS. The Russian policy as regards Finland, if not reversed, has been greatly modified, and the Finnish national Diet will meet next month. Only yesterday prominent Philanders who were exiled under the Plehve rule received permis sion to return to their own country, or to go abroad if they desired to do so. The oppressive activity of the police through the empire has he"ii largely relaxed; banishment by adminis •i.itive order has been abolished; hundreds of political prisoners exiled to .Siberia have been recalled: the Jews have received assurances of the dawning of a brighter day; the doors have been thrown open at two of the biggest trials proceeding in Russia (the Bcnanmann treason trial and the Jewish trial at Gomel), and the method of treating student demonstrations has been radically changed, persuasion being sub stituted for Cossack charges. Nowhere are the changes so marked as In the matter of the press. After years of the etrictest censorship. Russian papers su<3 •Jeniy found their voices within the last fort night ar.d were remarkably plain spoken in the die<rt:fsion of internal affairs, and especially !;i /•BBncrtion with th« forthcoming meeting; of zemptvo representatives. Long accounts of the Pchaurnann and Gomel trials have been printed, and even particular? of student demonstrations, ■wtOi resolutions offered at the Polytechnic In etlrute declaring that what was wanted was not confidence, but an end of the war and the im mediate convocation of a national assembly. fiuob an unprecedented publication made the lUisslan public rub its eyes in amazement. REPRESSIVE LAWS INOPERATIVE. Prince Ouktomsky. Editor of the "Viedomosti," saM to The. Associated Press to-day that, never within his memory had Russian newspapers had such liberties, yet these things had been tone quietly and without public proclamation. A* & rule, he paid, no laws had ;.een modified. For Instance, the old press law is still operative. The machinery of repression exists, but is not En the mean time, about the head of Prince Bviatopotk-Mirsky bis raged a storm of opposi tion. All the reactionaiy elements, including the solid bureaucracy, have used all the weapons at hand to undermine) l.in;. M. Pobledonostseff, Procurator of the Holy Synod, has warned the Pilltpeiw that, if rumors attributed to court cir cles are credible, autocracy and orthodoxy will both be In danger if the present movement is not stopped promptly. A week ago It was actu . ally believed«thai Prince Bvlatopolk-Mirsky had been overthrown, but subsequent developments proved the contrary. Nevertheless, his enemies persistently kf*p reports afloat that the health Of the Minister of the Interior is bad, and that. the nature of the campaign which be is righting if enough to shatter the health of a strong man. NO ANARCHIST!' TREND. In the character of the elements which have rallied to his support, however, lies Prince Sviatopolk-Mirsky's strength. They include neither radicals nor revolutionaries, but the fr»at mass of conservatives, liberal minded, loyal Russians, who believe that the salvation ■nd progress of the empire lie in larger liberties, but who have not a particle of sympathy with violence or revolution. It is fortunate that Prince Sviatopolk-Mirsky has not attracted the support of the radicals, for that would place. * powerful weapon In the hands of his adver saries. The enemies of the Minister of the Interior are now using every means to postpone the meeting of the presidents of thirty-eight provincial wr.stvc*. which is scheduled for next Saturday, •- id in the present circumstances *ome of the Minister's own friends are counselling him to allow postponement until January, fearing that « too radical expression of views in the agitation Meed may furnish too much ammunition for tb* opposition. M. BhipofL president of the Mos •** BRnstvo. who will preside at the meeting, favors this temporizing policy. It is even re torxfi that Prince Sviatopolk-Mirsky is waver *'•*. though his friends declare that this i* un true. BStPEBOB SOON TO DECIDE QUESTION. The whcie question will be decided by the Emperor early In the sneak. Some of the presi dent* already here are excited over the possi bility of postponement, saying thai if the me«t ing is formally postponed it will be held surrep titluufciy. Undoubtedly postponement would be a crushing blow and create an exceedingly bad toipresiHcTi This is due to the fact that the •.-.ettint,' has bees clothed with a sentimental teportar.ee hardly justified. It is purely un official, without direct authority to act. but it is tht first authorized assembling of rcpreseD- Olives cf the zemstvos from all over Russia. This meeting is not intended to be of a public character. The programme Includes the dls custlon of these three point?: _FlrM-Thf conditions which have prevented ■•rastvo activity, giving wide scope tor con- * — tiaucd co ■cocas' **•*♦■ RIO IN STATE OF SIEGE. Twelve Killed, Sixty Injured — Riots Due to Vaccination. Rio Janeiro, Nov. 13.— The opposition to the compulsory vaccination law led to fierce rioting to-day. The troops repeatedly charged the mob, barricades were erected, water and gas mains were put. plunging the city into darkness, and streetcars were burned. The demonstration had every characteristic, of a revolution. The President's palace was strongly guarded till midnight. It is reported that ;i dam people were killed and that sixty were Injured. An intermittent fufilla.de continues. A CALL TO THE GUARDS. Signs That Russia Will Prosecute War to Bitter End. London, Nov. 14.— "The Daily Telegraphs" correspondent at St. Petersburg asserts that the Emperor has decided to send out the second division of infantry of the Guards as soon as the troops already called out have been dispatched to Manchuria. The Guards usually are only sent to the front when there is a monarch or a grand duke in command. The dispatch of these troops, the correspondent adds, shows the de termination of the Emperor to struggle to the bitter end. SHOT DOWN AT WARSAW. Ten Killed, Thirty-one Wounded, in Mobilization Riot. Warsaw, Nov. 13.— The anti-war demonstra tions of the last fortnight in connection with the mobilization of reserves culminated to-day in a disturbance In CJribtii Square. Troops were called out and fired, killing ten and wounding thirty-one persons. Two of those killed were policemen. There had been three previous outbreaks In the course of two weeks, workmen raising the red flag and attempting to parade. Each time they were dispersed, and twice the police fired, several on both sides being wounded. CAPTAIN A SUICIDE. Shoots Himself on Fruit Steamer Neat Bahamas. Boston, Nov. 13. — Captain Frank S. Israel, commander of the United Fruit Company** steamship Admiral Dewey, committed suicide by shooting through the hearc In the chart room of his vessel last Thursday morning. The steamer reached port to-day on her regular trip from Jamaican ports. The death of the captain Took place when the steamer whs In the vicinity of the Bahamas. One of the stewards, who had been sent to call the captain to breakfast, found his body lying on the chart room floor, with a revolver grasped in the right hand. Captain Israel had beep In his usual pood spirits, and on the previous evening had enter tained some of the passengers in his cabin. Ths only cause assigned for the act is temporary mental aberration. It appears, how over, that he had mad*- deliberate preparations for his death, as he had wound his chronometer and left a letter for his wife and some instructions rela tive to the disposition of his body. Chief < >fficer James G. Clark assume. i command of the ship. Captain Israel was born near Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, fifty-three years ago. He had been in command of the company's steamers for seven years, and was assigned to the Admiral Dewey three years igo. FARE HER OWN CAB DRIVER. Jehu Gets Drunk and Falls Off — Woman Guides Horse to Station. A pretty young woman, fashionably gowned, drove a hansom cab up to the Bast Twenty-second rt. station yesterday ;'n<i, going In, said to Ser geant Ford: .-'• geant, my cabman fell off the s^at. and I had to drive mj cab myself. What can I do about •'■-• She explained that she bad hired the cab early in the afternoon at the Plaza Hotel, and had gone for a drive through Prospect Park. "I noticed that the cabby." she said, "was mak ing a good many stops at cafes, and I thought that h" was getting tipsy, inn still I believed that we would be able to get back safely After we had crossed the ferry be •topped again at a place in Avenue A, near Twenty-third-st . and tried to drive into a saloon at Twenty-sixth-st. ami First nve. 1 think thai he foil from Ills seat at Twenty- Urst-st. and First-aye. I got a little girl to tele phone to Mr. De l>oii«. my husband, at the Cum berland Hotel, but they said that he was not there. 1 think that lie must have been. The driver was taken Into a hallway at Twenty-flrst-st. Then I But the little girl to get into the cab with me. nd we drove around here." The young woman said she was Mrs. Uenevleve I>e Long, of the Hotel l'hiz;;. It was learned later that the c-litnen had Leon found in a hallway at Twenty-flrst-st. and First ave.. but bad staggered away. » STRONG TALK AGAINST MORMONS. Bishop Fowler, of New-York, Speaks of Hanging High Officials. Iky TTI ri;:jAPH to the TBIBt'XE.I Boston. Nov. 13. — Bishop Fowler, of New- York, and Bishop Cranston to-day delivered scathing ad dresses here against the Mormons and the neces sity for continuing the missionary work of the Methodist Episcopal Church among them. Bishop Fowler is quoted as Raying: These people, come honestly Into Utah, at hon estly at-- anybody ever went into a Methodist church, and many of them. 1 think, were soundly converted. It would be cafe to go into the hier archical council •■! the Mormon body and hang its high officials, trying them afterward. Hut the rank and ill- of ike church are honest. We cannot give up the work.Wbiu we need to create a new morality among them. We must Influence the children; me adults are not a hopeful class. CLUBBED STUDENT NEAR DEATH. IBY TKLEOUPH TO Till; TRIBUNE.] Huston. Nov. IS. Constantly delirious and almoH beyond hope of recovery, A. P. Matheslus, a Tech nology student, a member of a well known New- York family and one of the most popular young men at hi. Institution, i* lying at tne point of death at the Boothbj Private Hospital us a result f tl;e clubbing i.c received at the bands of the police on the niii'it of November 2. Th«» young man i-- Buffering from concussion of the i'raJn. and it Is feared thai should U< by chasos recover, he ■rill be .in Invalid for a lon* time. PRIEST KILLED NEAR VAN. Constantinople, Nov. 13. -The death la announced Of the Vicar Catnollcus Ahtemar, together with his •secretary. near Van. It Is presumed they were assustanat'-d. ON WEDNESDAYS THIS MONTH, November 16 and 23. H*-« by West Shore, 12000 by New York Central, »w York to St. '..■<<::•. and return, where th« great fair is hi it* bent. Our ticket agents will glarilv give full Information.— Advt. NEW-YORK. MONDAY. NOVEMBER 14 1!M»4.- TWELVE I\V(tl;s.-> vT^-\™;.,^ SISTERS DIE TOGETHER. LEAVE BODIES TO KNIFE. Ask Decent Burial in Return- Driven to Suicide by Poverty. Louise. Abel, forty- four years okl. and Valeric Abel, thirty-eight, sisters, some time Saturday night lay down on the bare floor of one of the rooms from which they had been dispossessed at No. 33« East Fifty-first-st. put 7 their arms round each other as they lay face to face and placed tubes leading to a chandelier gas jet in their mouths. They were found In the disman tled flat yesterday morning. In the band of the younger was v letter In German, which Coroner Jackson translated as follows: Whoever finds this letter, kindly carry out our requests. We beg of you, for the love of hu manity, do not separate us. for we have loved each other through life and have decided to die together. We have talked this over for a week and decided that life is not worth living. Some pcopi c are afraid to die. We are not. We have had much trouble and very little joy and happiness in this world. Our last request is to bury us in one grave. If you do, our spirits will be happy. For this consideration we give our bodies for the benefit of medical science. They may be of use to the medical profession— perhaps to Mount Sinai Hospital. Forgive us our faults, for we forgive those who have sinned against us. We leave money for jou to send these letters. We beg of you, Mr. Rohkohl (the janitor), to forgive us for causing you so much trouble and unpleasantness. We have lived long enough. We love all mankind, but nobody loved or cared for us. Good-by, all. LOUISE AXf) VALERIE. The women were clothed In nightgowns, with their outer clothing underneath and above them, as a protection, apparently, from the cold of the unheated room. They were dispossessed on Fri day, having failed to pay their rent, while on the same day the furniture of the flat, which they had bought from an instalment company, was taken away in default of payments. Their clothes and $1 Go" in cash seemed to be their only remaining possessions. Increasing poverty, with no friends to whom they could turn for aid, asnd the dispossession, it Is supposed, drove the Bisters to suicide. Ac cording to the Janitor. Frederick Rohkohl, they had no visible occupation, but seemed to have money In plenty up to the last six weeks. Although the police and coroner accept the statement that they were sisters, the Janitor believes they were sisters-in-law, if related at all, for ho says he had heard the elder of the two speak of her husband and a son, now said to be at Heidelberg- University, Germany. According- to Rohkohl. the two women went to the house three months ;:gn and rented a Mat on the second tioor. The rent was $28 a month. They furnished it comfortably, putting Into the mx rooms and bath furniture worth about $1,000, which they purchased from an instalment com pany. Rohkohl learned little as to their friends in this city. He gained the Impression that they had previously lived near Eleventh-St and Flfth ave. They apparently had no occupation, but he found nothing to object to in their deport ment. About two weeks after they had been in the flat the elder sister asked the janitor if they might let a room to a man, as they did not need the entire flat. He refused the request. They made no further demand, and accepted his rul ing without unpleasantness. When the rent for October fell due they did not pay it on time When Rohkohl complained the older woman, who always did the talking, said that by November ] she would have plenty of money and would pay him everything. He consented to wait. I>n November 1 the money was not forthcoming. Rohkohl spoke about it. _a.nd the elder sister again asked him to wait a few days longer. He refused, and got a summons In a munici pal court against her, returnable on last Fri day. She paid no attention to it, and a warrant for dispossession was issued. It was served late Friday afternoon. At the same time the furni ture company, hearing of the dispossess pro ceedings, was on hand with a truck to take the furniture away. The women were behind on their payments on it, and its removal had been threatened. Although their furniture was gone and the rooms were bare, Miss Louise asked Rohkohl for permission to keep a little clothing in the rooms until the next day. He was willing. The two women then went out, and Kohkohl does not know where they spent Friday night. On Saturday afternoon they returned to the house, and Miss Louise told Rohkohl that she would like to keep the keys of the Hat a day longer, promising for the privilege that the next day she would pay all that was due. Rohkohl supposed that they merely wanted to keep a few articles of clothing in the Bat for the night and let them keep the keys. They went out again. About midnight on Saturday the janitor beard them return. As he was sleepy, he paid little attention to them, He Bays thai when they left him in the afternoon they said they were going to spend the evening in a Broadway theatre and afterward dine sumptuously somewhere. They hud apparently raised a little money, he thinks, by pawning some of their jewelry. The elder sister told him that she had pawned a ring In a Third-aye. shop for .<•;. yesterday the janitor awoke to find the ten ants complaining of a strong smell of gas in the hallways. He Investigated everywhere, and finally opened the empty flat which the two sis ters had occupied, In .1 bedroom opening off the parlor, at the front of the Hat, he found their bodies. The elder sister clasped the younger to her breast on the floor directly underneath the chandelier. They had found this necessary, evi dently, so that the six-fool gas tubes, which it Is supposed they purchased on Saturday evening, would reach from the chandelier to their mouths. On the mantelpiece were six letters, written In German to, friends in this city and in Germany and Austria. In the right hand of the older woman was the photograph of a young man, about twenty years old. which is believed by the janitor to be that of her son. Of the letters on the mantel, one was addressed to "Mrs. Pnul Frankel. No. 214 East Eleventh st." A photograph of a young woman, with the Word? "Rose Frankel" written on its back, stood or. the mantel, also. Another letter was ad dressed "Mr. S. Hlrschman, Wlen, IS Demp scherotrassp. Austria." Another was to "Mr. Viotorius, care of T. Grosenxana, jeweller. No. 114 East Fourteenth-st., city." Another was to "Harry C. Curran, No. •■'.••»■> West Fourteenth-st.. City, and another to "Mrs. Emma Schoberl, Wien, Taborstrasse, Austria." These letters were sealed but not stamped. Evidently the money found with the* bodies was ii tended for postage Rohkohl Informed the police of the East Flfty fh'st-st. station, find Captain Lantry went to the house and made an investigation. He found nothing to call or hip action and turned the case over to Coroner Jackson. Vs to their appeal for burial together, the coroner said he would communicate with the au thorities of Mount Sinai Hospital, and that if the hospital did not wish to give the bodies burial In return for the use of them for medi cal purposes, he would see to it himself that they did not go to the Potter's Field. "But 1 do hope that some one will come for ward to pay the burial expense* of these two fortunate women," he said. "This Is one of the most pathetic suicide cases 1 have seen In all my experience an a coroner. Here were two v omen, respectable and virtuous. *who made a struggle against poverty, with no one to turn to for help, and when they failed in the strug gle there, was apparently nothing for them but suicide." . , , Besides the small amount of money found In the elder sister's purse was what appeared to be a receipt for a check for $195 85. it was dated November 11. and read: "Received from Mrs. H. Abel. 1195 85. Paul Tancy." What this means has not been made clear, but Rohkohl says that he heard Miss Louise say something about sending money to a sick relative in Vienna. Miss Louise was a tall brunette, of good figure and good looking. Th» other was fairer in complexion, Blighter in flgnre and pretty. COURT IHtLDS MRS. NOBLE. Murder Charge Made — She Pleads Not Guilt!/. Mr*. JosrplMr.e Noble was held In the Long Ist an-1 City police court yesterday, by Magistrate Smith, on a charge of the murder of her husband. Paton Noble, clerk of the police court, whose death early in the morning was caused by two bullet wounds in the breast The complaint was made by Patrolman John F. pet, op who says Mrs. Noble told him she accidentally shot h*r husband while struggling with him ov«>r the possession of a re volver he had cleaned The police profess to be satisfied that the wife tliil the .shqotinE while in a fit of anger resulting from a How- struck by her husband. They say that when closely questioned Mrs. Noble became excited and exclaimed. "Oh, the kid struck me. and I shot him. " Mrs. Xoble's friends say there never was any trouble between the couple. Mrs. Noble said In court yesterday that she wished to plead not guilty and to have an adjournment, so that she could see counsel. Magistrate Smith ad journed the hearing to the 23d. Both of the bullet wounds mißht have been self liifliete,!, according to th" doctors who performed the autopsy. If inflicted by another person, that person, the doctors say, must have been smaller than Noble. In court a large crowd was present to see Mrs. Noble. She is well known to Magistrate Smith, to Jjelioo. her accuser, and to all the other officers and witnesses present. Mrs. Noble is about twenty one years old. She is slight of build. A !-l*ter was with her In court yesterday. When Magistrate Smith held her and ordered her committed without bail to the Queens County Jail, she asked: "Now. may l KO to the house and see my hus band?" The magistrate shook his head. "That is all." said be. Deboe says that ;u a small bedroom opening from the parlor ha found a rubber pouch in which a re volver had been kept. Loose in the drawer were eighteen 33-callbre cartridges, be declared, which. as he afterward found, fitted the pistol. An empty cartridge had been found on the floor. The police man found another empty shell. The breech of the revolver was open. Two of the five chambers contained Pull cartridges. The other chambers were >i ipty, he -ays. Later Deboe on the th 01 of tk.- small bedroom found a. full cart ridge. Then In the parlor, near Noble's body, he found still another full cartridges he : ays, making the number of i«.th full and empty shells one more than there were chambers for. POLES INSULT GIBBONS. Cardinal Rescued by Police from Mob in Baltimore. IBY TKLEGRAPH 1" THS TR'Ht NX. I Baltimore, Nov. 13. — When Cardinal Gibbons. in the face of a snowstorm, this afternoon went to the Polish Catholic, church of St. Stanislaus to administer the rite bf confirmation he met with a hostile reception. Recently he removed Father Morys, the pastor, because the priest had caused the arrest of Father Wizok, his for mer assistant, now pastor of a church at Scran ton, Perm., on the charge of writing improper letters to a young woman, the housekeeper at the rectory. Under the Church law the priest could not institute criminal proceedings against another priest. The charges were withdrawn. Ptkther Morys's congregation protested to tho Cardinal against his removal. Father Marzen skl succeeded him. The Cardinal found an excited crowd of Poles awaiting 1 him in front of the church this after noon. He hurried from his carriage Into the priest's house, adjoining. A mob followed him. Father Marzensk! escorted the Cardinal to an other apartment, while the crowd broke up fur niture. The police were summoned, but the crowd locked them out. A priest dropped a key down to them from a window. Half a dozen policemen then entered and stopped the riotous proceedings. It was feared that the Poles would roughly handle the Cardinal, but after the crowd was dispersed he returned home, and to-night de clined to discuss the trouble OR EG LI A MEETS INSULT. ('ardi)ial Forgives Prisoner and Pro cures His Release. Rome. Nov. I.r As Cardinal ( 'rearlia. dean of the Sacred College, was returning home to day from the Vatican, his carriage having slowed up because of a congestion of traffic, a youth named Marabini, twenty years old. spat in the Cardinal's face. The carriage stopped, and the Cardinal's secretary and several citi zens and policemen arrested the youth. At the police office Marabini explained that he had no personal rancor against Cardinal Oreglla. He was about to be locked up when a note came from the Cardinal begging his release and say ing he forgave him freely.* MAY CHANGE STATE VOTE. District with 156 Republican Major it// Not Counted in Maryland. (HY TKI.K'IHAPH To THr. •rillßl NE 1 Baltimore. Nov. 13.— There is a hitch in the official returns from Charles County, in the Vth Congress District, which, together with expect ed small changes in the count of Worcester County, may affect the status of the electoral vote, which now. according to official returns from every other county and Baltimore city, shows seven votes for Parker and one for Roose velt. In the Vth District of Charles County a complication arises from the fact that S. Spear man Lancaster, a Republican, when the key to the ballot box was not found on the morning of the election, broke the box open, and It waa used during the day with a defective lock. The law requires the i»<\^i be locked during the vote. While the Democratic officials raised the point that Lancaster's action warranted them In not signing the returns, they did sign them. The question now Is whether or not they will be compelled to make the clerical correc tions so as to put tin- count In shape for review of the board of^^anvassera In this distri.-t 151) Republican majority is recorded, and the failure to couni the district may change the electoral vote of the Stat«. BLACK HAND TERRIFIES. Two Italians Sell Shop and Sail for Home. Joseph l>c Hello and his brother. Christopher, barbers, at No. 4.."><» ft Fourth -aye., Brooklyn, re ceived a threatening: letter in August signed Damps Bendette. it asked that they give a certain amount of money to a man who would call on th< m for it. The man did not appear for the money at the time specified, bui when additional threatening letters came in 0 the brothers deposited $•>*» In .ash and their bankbook with Captain Evans, of th<- Forty third Precinct, for safe keeping: On Thursday the brothers railed for ■"<' re ceived their money and bankbook, sold out their barber shop to a man named Florence Tizzarn, and sailed for Italy, it is thought they were led to leave the country by another threaten ing letter from the Black Hand Society. THE CITY ISOLATED BY STORE HVRRICANE AND SNOW SWEEP SOUTH. SOUTHWEST AND ATLANTIC COAST. AND LAY WIRES LOW. F<rrybnat Goes AAort at College Point— Mate Lot! from Vessel— Even the Weather Bureau la Put Out of Urnrn A hurricane, accompanied by rain, hail and sno\r. swept llrnost over the entire conn try yesterday, embracing in, its axes the South, the .Southwest, the Atlantic Coast States and New-England. Probably the greatest devastation in thr history of td^gr :pii tmupmmn was wrought to their wires, and New-York and other cities were practically cut off from -nmmumcatiaa with each other. A wNd storm was reported on the New-Kngland Const. At Black lalasjd the w.nd was blowing over seventy miles an hour. Six inches of sjsSw fell in ( onneiticut, and there was a heavy fall up the State. A two-masted schooner went ashore in Vineyard Sound in<l it ens. feired that tha crew of four men had been lost. Storms were reported from Maryland and Delaware, nnd were so severe in the Wesi as to cut off telegraphic communication with New-York. Snow fell in Baltimore, and tele* graph, telephone and trolley wires were down there and to the Snitii and West. In Dela ware the blizzard was so severe as to cause the closing of all churches. The ferryboat Port Morris went ashore it College Point. Long Island. The mate of an oyster boat was swept overboard. Rain, hair and snow fell in the city and the gila did considerable damage. lllltlil.lM, RESCUE i-'lluM FERKYBOAT. A rain, hail and p:iow storm, swept into the city by a hurricane last night almost isi the city from the outside world by its devasta tion among telegraph wires. which wars crippled even worse than they were in th« lY i^ blizzard of 18S8. This aam a storm caused Ihe loss of one life, caused the ferryboat Port Morris, with a few passengers, to go ashore at College Point, gnvt the city its first snow of the season, blew down trees, swept signs, chimneys and Hags from their fastenings and kept New-Yorkers in doors throughout the day. FERRYBOAT GOES ON ROCKS. The ferryboat Port Morris, plying between East Ninety-nlnth-Pt.. Manhattan, nnd College Point. Long Island, went ashore in the driving snowstorm about 7 o'clock, on the r" Berrien's Islam!, southeast of South Brother Island, and near the Long Island shore. The few passengers aboard were rescued by a ste^m launch manned by men from the Health Board steamer Franklin Edson. The Port Morris left Ninety-ninth-st. about 6:30 o'clock for College Point. Rain and BBOW, but mostly the latter, were being driven by a hurricane in such dense sheets that those at the wheel lost their way. Those who attempted to succor her could not learn how the ferryboat went on the rocks, but they got the impression that she drifted there when the men at the wheel were "feeling" their way In what was virt ually the inky blackness of the etonn. A heavy sea, higher than has bee:, known In the upper waters about New-York tn year?, was on. and each snrse cf the waters against the helpless boat's hull! forced her more heli>le?si> into the rorky trap. Lamp sigrnals of distress wer« set and UM whistle was blown at regular intervals for more than half an hour. The first craft to - was one of the few within hearing distance, the Franklin Edson. Putting out from her berth at East < >ne-hundred-and-thirty-se\\ :.:ii-st.. in charge of Captain Connera, the Edson went In til- direction of the whistles of distress. The I'ort Morris's lights could not be seen. Finally the position of the ferryboat • ai out, and then heg&u the first of many atl t.p ?titnd by, each made doubly perilous by Ota tide, wind and darl^hess. Three times the Ed ion manoenvred, and as many times missed what was known to he the edj;e of the shoal by the closest of margins. Finally it occurred to Captain Conners that he could best sen people on the stranded craft by sending out a lighter draught boat. The Edson slowly made her way back in the face of the storm to her berth at East < >t;e-hun dred-and-thirty-second-st. Captain Conners then telephoned to the police boat Patrol sta tion, at East One-hundred-and-twenty-second st. The Patrol lost not a moment's time In starting for the Port Morris. Her experience was much the fame as had been that of the Edson. Every time the Patrol got near the Port Mor ris she had to veer off to escape going agiuuud or crashing into the stranded vessel. POLICE START IN LIFEH< 'AT. The Patrol returned to her berth at 9.30 O'clock, when Captain HaIIOCS called fur \o!u:'. teers to man a lifeboat. Harbor Policemen Kelly. Reilly. Dunham. O'Shaugnnessy, Ryan aial Coughlln responded. The rescue of the passongers from the Port Morris was made by electric launch No. .">. of the harbor police sub-station, at East One hundred-and-twenty-secoad-st The hari licemen who volunteered to attempt the rescue in a lif?boat started on their mission, and had reached a point midway between their starting point and the stranded ferryboat vhen they were recalled by signal whistles from the Patrol. Captain Hallock decided to send electric launch No. .""> on the mission. The launch, which is thirty feet long, was in command of Rounds man Wottlaufer. Engineer Frieder.l erg and Pa trolman Buckley (pilot >. Clemers and Wackeffer. They took the course through the Little Kills, and had made about half the Journey when the engine was stopped by the water that had been shipped. Drifting toward the Sunken Meadows, and iv danger of running aground, all hands had to re sort to hailing. The boat finally was balled partly free from water, and the engine was Started again. With the water splashing over the sides, and every available hand bailing, the launch finished her trip. From a point under the ice of the Port Mor ris a ladder was raised to the ferryboat's deck. The work of rescue was not easily done, with the launch bobbing almost unmanageably and tie ladder at times falling with a splash Into the turbulent waters. More than half an hour was required to get the passengers safe aboard the launch, from which they were transferred to the Patrol. Captain George L. Collins, of No. !"_• Hal«ey- M., Astoria, in command ■of the Port Morris, uas taken off along with the passengers, suffer- Ing from shock, and taken to a hospital in Man hattan. He is sixty years old. The drivers of lour trucks were left to take care of their horses, which, It was said by some of the passengers. th«>y refused to leave. It be ing considered a risky proposition to attempt to make the shore with so small and so heavily loaded a craft as the launch. Its passengers were transferred to we Patrol which had in the rusan while arrived and were take-» by the larger PRICE THREE CENTS. to East Om - ■.\ here they v, c: I The passengers were < ;►•«: -izf C.'.o:;. ,>f No. 113 East One tmnrhmi nnri twrnlj mm una st : W. H. Ward, of No. '_"-£,• Bast (mu-hundred-and-nine te» tith-st.: E. M. McDonald, of <Jlen Ridge. New. Jersey, Charles Chapman, of College Point; Richard Boiatiaan, of No. "_'t Calhu.rir.e-st.: Al bert Welzert. and bt^ brother. Otto, of No. ir_"O 'East EU,'hty-rifih-«t. and 1.6J6 Second-ante^, re spectively, and four Italians, whose names are not known. • - Th ■ ever I that the movements of : fcidsoa the t: v>ach) sv here Soon after the Port Morris went ashore word was sent to the offices of the Merritt -Chapman Wrecking Company, in South-st. There It was said there was little probability of any wreck ing boat or crew betas ■ent out last night to lake off the ferryboat. The weather was too bad, he said, to make anj attempt. MATE LOST FROM OYSTER SLOOP. While the oyster sloop Laura May was beat ing her way down th* East River In the storm In the afternoon the boom swung around sud denly while the sloop was under the new Wlll iamsburg Bridge riJ knocked the mate, known aa CaptAin Paul, into the water. There wan a fr*»sh. squally breeze blowing at the time, and before the captain of. the sloop. Fre<i Odium, could go to the assistance of the mats he had been swallowed up in the waves, which were) running high. The wind bore the sloop away from the man quickly. Odium reported the ac cident t<> the police of the Churl— -St, station. and a lookout was kept along shore for the body. Odium said that he knew 'be man by no oth^r name than "Captain Paul." and that he had shipped with him on'y for That trip. The sloop was bound fr>>m Princes Bay with a cargo of oysters, consigned to G. Thompson. in West Washington Market. The sloop hails from Perth Amboy. THE TIE-UP OF THE TELEGHAPH. The hurricane and snow in the South and Southwest completely crippled the telegraph ser vice between this city and the cities of the South and West. The "Western Cntan and Postal com panies were cut off front Jirect communication with th€«e points. In extent and area the wire service goffered more than in the blizzard of l- v v Early hi the evening the Western Union Com pany sent word to all its local offices to accept business on!y with the understanding that It was subject to dels for all points south of Balti more, Harrisburg. Philadelphia, and west by way of the Heading: route, New- York State ami New-Jersey. Th» only places which the company guarantee.! to hold direct telegraphic communi cation with were Sewark. Elizabeth and New- Brunswick. J. J. Wlialen. night manage! of the Postal Company, said early in S. evening that the business of the company was badly crippled in the territory west of Philadelphia and south of Washington. Direct communication with that portion of the country was impossible. He attributed the damage to Urn high wind and to the weight Of wet snow. Officials of both companies were at a 1° 9*9 * to state how great the dams was and aa to how long the service would be crippled. In the early portion of the evening the Postal company, being unable to transmit messages to Washington, turned over the business to the Western Union, but the Western Union, being in the same crippled condition between New- York and the national capital, was obliged to refuse it. Employes of the Western Union saM It was 'the worst t:?-up of service the company had ever had. A large force of wire experts were at work last night trying to xnv.lic roundabout con nections to carry the most Import) :it messages. Employes asserted that the business of both companies was practically at r\ standstill be tween this city and the cities of the South and, West. The Postal sent by cable some of its most ur gent messages to Canso. N. S.. from which point they were wired to Montreal a:ni thence for warded to Chicago over Canadian Pacific wires. Scon after noon the telegraph companies began to feel the etTocts of the storm. As wire after wire went down, and city aft»r city was lost. the repair gansrs were informed, but. c-wins; to the day and the heavy storm, tt was long aft«r dark before the full force «.ould be :r.ustered. Late In the afternoon it was reported that over one hundred poles along the Erie :.!!road had gene down, completely putting the New-York- Buffalo-Chicago wires by that route out of ser vice. Recourse for a short time was had to wires by way of Albany and Syracuse, but a few hours afterward the pr»-sure of the Ire on the vires car fled them, po) > an . all. to th«» ground outside of Poushactpsie, thereby ef fe< lively closing the service. Special trains were «-n.?ag«i <>v r.-.ost of the roads runnimc out of Jen City and Hobokea and dispatched late last \ alaaj laden with Ire repairing gar.ga. At 11 o'clock last night Mr YYhaien. of the postal Tr>graph Company, announced that the situation was getting worse. He said that tha wires between New-York and Albany SJSJp| down and that all communication between New* York and south of Washington was complete!/