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vi f^^ j*L Y""OL. LXIV....X°- 21.275. DISTRESS IN THE WEST. COAL FAMIXE FEARED. temperatures Worst in Years Men and AnimaU Freeze to Death. ■ - Dispatches from the West give more and jaore startling details of the unusually severe cold speU there. Throughout the Northwest, West and Southwest the temperatures are the lowest in years, in some cases the lowest rt-ford, and there is universal suffering and considerable loss of life. Cattle and wild ani jnals have been frozen in large numbers. The storm has completely demoralized rail pad traffic and telegraphic communication, few wires are working, and trains run, if at all. hours or days behind time. Practically all freight traffic has been abandoned on many lines, and on? consequence is that smaller towns are facing severe coal famines. Many trains are reported stalled, and. some have not fceen beard from for hours. According to the forecaster, this city will gbsre the general cold wave, and to-day will fcf one of the coldest, if not the coldest, of the xnnier. The temperature yesterday dropped 11 degrees from 11 n. m. to 8 p. m., when jt vras HJ- degrees. At 1 1 o'clock last night it trcs orilv 13 degrees above. Fair weather is p-ir.Eiscd for to-dny, with diminishing north trcst winds. ELVE FROZEN TO DEATH hip of tic Cold Spell Fell in the Southwest 12. — With almost unprecedented .• ; ys In passenger and : . much loss of human life reported from a ir.d north of Chicago to-night north and In Chicago the rare tempera ..ero was reached to • suffering among the poor. . bu) :*. able to : pelled to oat of doors, .--hs workir.g steadily prevented to trans] rtal present old weather ;• need in the Southwest, in - Oklahoma, Indian Territory, Arkansas, Us—Hill and Northern Texas. rd breaking temperature of 2-"> de- H zero at ! Ctty and fifteen of snow under a clear sky, as a fair in : littons in the whole Southwest, us have I a to death in the ; - in Oklahoma. li.iian Territory and I c States. Trains are delayed by snowdrifts, but wheat is protected «r.d livestock losses will not be expensive. The temperature in 1 the South .vest to-nigbt tends toward moderation, Atlanta's expectations of breaking the wire tlockzit of last week were shattered by to days tlizzard. and only thre-2 or four wires are given regular -vice in and out of the city. Tie line of zero temperature was to-day ex tended as far South as Memphis and several Arkansas cities, while at Xew-Orleans the mer cury dropped down In the twenties. Intense cold and deep snow are killing hun dreds of deer and other wild animals in North cm Wisconsin and rjpper Michigan. Even wolves' carcasses have been found. Farmers r*r>O!-t «hat wildcats and wolves appear to have lest all 'ear. raiding chicken coops, pigpens and even cattle barns. _ . L E Bolt on. secretary of the Oklahoma Live- Btock Association, says the livestock losses this year will be the greatest since 1896. He places the number of head lost on the ranges in \\ i st err. Kansas. Western Qklahoma and the Pan tandle of Texas at fifty thousand head. SIOUX CITY XEEDS COAL. Factories May Soon Close — Flocks of Crows Affright Superstitious. ■ '- [.BT TBLEGBAPH TO THE TBIBC2HE.] F'-^ux City, lowa. Feb. 33.— Unless the rail roads get a "large quantity of fuel delivered here £t once it will be only a question of hours until factories in the city v.-ni begin closing. Insti- Tirdcr.F accustomed to receive steam coal by train loads are begging for cart loads and not getting any. The situation grows worse rather Thar, better. The temperature is somewhat moderated here to-day, but not enough to afford relief. Borne strange incidents have marked the long continued duration of intense cold. For a hun- Crei miles up and down the Missouri River the timber is a live vsritii millions of crows, which fly in clouds hither arid thither or cry their mournful chorus from the trees, to the terror Of icperEtitious white and a:i Indians, who de clare it is an unfailing omen of a year Oi. flls asters. Tr.e prairie snows are covered with quails frozen and starving, while a drove of deer in ItottMxtasßle County, lowa, and other droves la the Umbered parts of Minnesota and South l^akcta, that were not even known to exist, have been driven by cold and hunger to seek shelter and food where they have been compelled to lace rctn. Two cases are reported from lowa of people cyir.g of Mood poisoning which developed from chapped lips that cracked and soon showed p°» f°n. a large number of similar cases, none *-i^l, have been reported. ATT) FOR STALLED TRAIX. No Word from Crew of Passenger for Twenty Hours. Nevada, Mo., Feb. 13.— Iflssniirl Pacific «* r t a relief train from the Nevada headquar ttrs to-day for Butler, supplied v.ith provisions. It goes to relieve z. passenger train on the Inter ne Line that has been Mocked in eight feet of teow store Friday night, between Madison and wl&ey. Kan. No thine has been heard from the «**»■ in. nciriy twenty hours. There is no tele ftapbic cornnrjaicaUon, on account of broken *irc-s. HI TV U'JT HOIT FOOD. fit train Stalled on Summit of Divide for Thirty-six Hours. tBT TKLEGKAPH TO THE TBIBCJfE.] Saliria. Col., Feb. 13.— fifty passengers *?4 crew of a narrow gauge train on the Den ** tr.4 pj o Grande road went through a terri- (uDlisufd ob tin I] pacr WHEN YOU ARE SICK USE !«'*•■ ***»'*>'*« Port Wine and Grai»c Juice.' •-4g£*- j & Bom <-0., Ut FultoD Htrect, New York. To-morrow, fair. dini\ni"fiinr nnrth»».f.j j m SCENE AT THE REPUBLICAN CLUB, IN WEST 40TH-ST., WHILE THE RECEPTION EOR THE PRESIDENT WAS BEING HELD. (cop^^VpTh^ I^, , ■ W^M^W'WM SENAT ° R J ATHAX °° LLIVER - JAMES M. BECK. DEMAND OF ENGINEERS. Xetv Physical Examination Rules or Strike All Over Country. [BY TELEGRAJPH TO THE TRIBUNE.] Philadelphia, Feb. 13.— The real purpose of the visit of Grand Chief Warren S. Stone of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers to New-York at this time is to see the presidents of the big railroads and Inform them that un less a change desirsd by the Brotherhood in the rules for the physical examination of engineers is granted forty-eight thousand engineers, from one end of the country to the other, will go on etrike on March 1. In that case the engineers are counting on the support of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and the various organ izations of which the trairmen of all grades are members. - • "* c «--"*' * Every branch of the Brotherhood of Locomo tive Engineers all over the country has voted on this question, and has voted to strike if the demand is not granted. The change desired in physical examination Is for the benefit of men long in the service— the older men, whose eyesight cannot stand the opti cal tests at present imposed on men who apply for the place of engineer. It io to save the Jobs of these oieier men that the Brotherhood is work ing. It asks that the engineers long in the ser vice be allowed to test their eyesight in the open air, on signals, semaphores and lights, at a dis tance of, say, one thousand feet, ability to rec ognize the signals at that distance to count as though they had passed the inside test. For men applying for places the Brotherhood is sat isfied with th<? inside test. When Chief Stone called on August Belmont on Saturday, as toM in The Tribune, he in formed the president of the Interborough of the demand of the men, for it takes in not only the steam roads but all electric roads on which the motormen are members of the Brotherhood. The local branch of the Brotherhood, with the rest of the 45.000 members of the organization, has voted to go out on March 1 If the new exam ination rule Is not adopted, and Chief Stone told Mr. Belmont of this decision. It will be re membered that some time previous to the open ing of the subway the elevated motormen made a demand for a change in the physical exami nation rules, threatening a strike If it was not granted. Concessions were made at that time and a strike was averted. Kow the Interborough is soon to be confronted again by a slmttar de mand, accompanied by a threat to tie up the subway and elevated trains. Chief Stone while here will see the officials of the Xew-Tork Central, the New-York, New- Haven and Hartford, the Long- Island, the Erie Delaware, Lackawanna and Western. Pennsyl vania and other roads. The demand has al ready been made on most of the Western roads The Interborough on March 1. in addition to this demand of the motormen w;!i be asked by the guards in the subway and on the elevated trains for a workday of the same hours as that of the motormen, and an Increase, while the ticket choppers, agents and porters, as already told in The Tribune, will ask for a ten-hour day and higher wages. Grand Chief Stone went to New-Haven last night supposedly to confer with President Mellen and other officials of the New- York. New-Haves and Hartford road on the demands refers >l to in the foregoing dispatch. An official of the" local branch of the Brotherhood confirn dispat'h, however, although he said that some of the Brotherhood branches had not yet voted whether or not to strike in case the demand was refused. All the branches were ask»d. ho eaid, to vote on the question at the annual con vention of the order last summer. Engineers on Bf.ine roads v.ere satisfied with the examination system in vogue on them at that time, ami therefore did not follow the convention's Instruc tions to vote. Now, however, these branches were likely to vote. At present, this official said, .: -f j.ressu-e to bring about a change lr. the ruK- was being exerted on the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern, a subsidiary of th-- Kew-Tork Central, but a ch.ange was de?ire<i on many other roads, and In case of refusai there were possibilities of a sympathetic Ptrik" uhiih would involve the forty-eight thousand members of the order. NINETY-FOTTE JAPANESE DEOWNED. Small Steamer Sinks After Collision in Osaka Harbor. London, Feb. 14 —A dispatch from Kobe to "The Express" reports that the small steamer Natorigawa ran into the harbor works at-OsaKa on Sunday and sank, and that ninety-four p«r sons weie drowned. QUICKEST LINE TO CLEVELAND. T--.VA N>w York f. '■..! p. m., arrive Cleveland 7:li veft rrornlrs. Cincinnati 1:30 p. m v Indianapolis. 3?<» p i -i Si I^u:? 0:45 p. m.. by N- ■«■ York CsatraJ Hr.c- "Service. No extfcEs fait-.— Advt. NEW- YORK TUESDAY. FEBRUARY 14 1905. -FOURTEEN PAGES .- * A.L^t^ BIG WELCOME FOR PRESIDENT. EXTHUSIASTICALLY CHEERED AT A RECEPTIOX AXD TWO LIXCOLX DAY DIXXERS. Says the Xorth and the South Should Work Together for the Xegro — Carefully Guarded. President Roosevelt, accompanied by Mrs. Roosevelt, Secretary Taft, and several others, came to this city yesterday from Washington for a two-day stay. Big crowds greeted him as he went from point to point in the city. After a reception at the Republican Club he went to the home of his sister, Mrs. Dongtas Robinson. r ■-. *.~ .-.»-- y . ; _ A At night Colonel Roosevelt made speech at two Lincoln Day dinners, that of the Republican Club at the Waldorf-Astoria and that of the Press Club at the Hotel Astor. Wherever he went he was enthusiastically cheered. VT PRESS CLUB DINNER. Guests Cheer the President Until Breath Gives Out. With cheers long\ loud and sustained the New- York Press Club greeted President Roosevelt when he came to them half an hour before mil night last night, and told them his ideas of the duty of the public servant. It was no credit for a man in public life to be honest, he said, but infinite discredit followed the man who was dis-' honest. Neither should the inefficient man get into tbe public life, for there was no place for him. Nations, went on the Chief Magistrate, ought to conduct themselves Just like individuals, pret ty <-]ns.' to the idea of the Golden Rule. They should speak softly, lest they stir up the wrath of other power?, but when it became, necessary to act they should speak their intentions, and art them so unmistakably that the other nations would see that the previous soft speaking had been from adherence to a definite principle, rot from timidity. Even v.hen the newspapers of other nations spoke ill of this one, the wisest course was to keep entirely quiet, which would discompose the opponents and testify to th" self respect of this country. It was the thirty-second annual dinner of the Press Club and was the largest in its history. The large dining room of the Hotel Astnr was filled to its capacity, white the boxes which orer look it were thronged with brilliantly gowned women. On the walls were numberless Ameri can flags, while roses and carnations were banked on all the tables. The President was the last speaker. Coming from the Lincoln dinner of the Republican Club, he arrived at the hour wh^.n most public dinners are breaking up, but not a man had left the place. The hrst the diners knew of his presence was the appearance of the Secret Ser vice men and Detectives Fogarty, Cray, Con nell, Foye, Funston, Day, Woolrich and Down ing, who had been assigned to guard him in this city. Then a great shout went up. "There he comes! There's Teddy!" and every one was on his feet, shouting wildly, while napkins waved, a shimmer of white, all over the dining room. For a few moments the President, who hau walked to the guests' tVble. was seated at the right hand oJ John A. Hennessy. who acted as toastmaster. Then, as the cheering died for a moment, he rose, and signalling with his hand to quiet the enthusiasm which threat ened to break out again, he said: It Is a great pleasure for me to be with you to-nicht It has not been my good fortune, as President to ipeak to the Press Club before, but I have served a novitiate at the Gridiron Club and now it is a very great pleasure to come here and say a few words of greeting to you of my own city, to you who have in your nands so much of the power of deciding what this city shall be in the future. I feel more or less inclined, when I have come to a gathering like this, to give an account of mv steward! so to speak. As my friend Con gressman Sulzer will tell you— and a very gooa friend of mine he is. too— in Washington and generally elsewhere, in politics, about 96 per cent of the really important work has nothing political in it. That 95 per cent Includes an im mense amount of worrying problems of how to get middling decent government, and it is part of the creed of all public servants who aspire to be thought decent public servants that when Continued on third pag*. THE U. S. GOVERNMENT SAYS: Th«. Hot SDrines of Arkansas will cure rheu m^iL »ut bW, skin, stomach and liver aggssans for complete informaUon.-Advt. SPEAKS ON RACE ISSUE. President at Largest Dinner Ever Given by Republican Club. "We of to-day, in dealing with our fellow citi zens, white or colored, North or South, should strive to show just the qualities that Lincoln showed. "Our effort should be to secure to each man, whatever his color, equality of opportunity, equality of treatment before the law. "I believe in the Southerner as I Jelieve in the Northerner." — Excerpts from President Roose velt's speech. At the largest Lincoln dinner ever given by the Republican Club of this city. President Roosevelt spoke at the Waldorf-Astoria last night on the race problem, pleading for co-opera tion on the part of the North and South in the uplifting of the negro race, pleading also that the negro himself do his share. In the course of his speech, which was fre quently interrupted by bursts of applause, the P^sident made his acknowledgments to the press and public of the South for their effective anti-lynching crusade, declaring that in the last quarter the number of lynchings was smaller than for any two months In the last twenty years. Senator DolMver, in a speech that took his hearers by storm, made a reference to the Sen ate's vote on Saturday, on the arbitration treat ies which brought the diners to their feet with laughter and caused the President to smile. He said: "Abraham Lincoln had a treaty of peace which was never sent to the Senate. It made him the ally of the Lord of Hosts." Three cheers for Elihu Root, ex« Secretary of War, were asked for and given, as well as for his successor. Secretary Taft. Church and state, the army, the navy and the civil service, letters, pedagogy-, politics and phil anthropy, through their most distinguished ex ponents, united in paying tribute to the memory of Abraham Lincoln and the President who sat before them. It was not only the largest and most repre sentative dinner in the history of the club, but the largest assemblage also that the grand ball room of the hotel has seen. Upward of seven t*»f-n hundred men were present at the dinner, including those prominent in ail walks and by paths of cubiic and private life. More than three hundred wives and relatives graced the balconies, and every box had its crowd of fash ionably gowned women. President Roosoveit, who, despite his arduous day, appeared to be in the best of spirits and who certainly was in excellent voice, sat on the right of Louis Stern, the club's president, at the guests' table. ex-Secretary Root sitting on the Chief Executive's right. The others at the President's table were: orge C Boldt. j General O. 0. Howard. Joseph B Bishop. j Brigadier General Fred D. r>r John Houati n Firley. ■ Grant. O«c«r X- Straus. ! R*»r Admiral Coghlan. Ex-Governor Odell. Dr. Charles F. Stokes. U. Whitelaw Reid. i S. N. Bishop Fowler. James M Beck. Lieutenant Governor Bruce. > Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler Ex-Mayor Beth I*>w. Dr. H. M MaeCTacken. William Lo«-b. Jr. General Grenville M. Dodge. Georcs A. Knight. . William Halpln. Secretary Taft. Dr SUverman Senator "Dolliver | l.leutmant General S. M. B. Andrew <"arne«>e. . -Xoung (retired). Senator Depew. I Senator Depew, had not arrived when the President began his address, but was expected lat»-r m the evening. The other speakers In their order and the subjects of their addresses were: Senator Dolli- Contlauc ; Von »oi,u . pa;*. GEORGE A. JtOTIOHT. THE SILVIA IN SAFETY. Overdue Steamer at St. John's — Pas sengers. Labor at Pumps. St. John's. N. F., Feb. 13.— The long overdue steamer Silvia, of the Red Cross Line, from New- York and Halifax, arrived here this after noon. A blizzard struck her on Wednesday, driving her eighty miles seaward among great icefloes on the Grand Banks. The engines broke down for twenty-four hours in the height of the storm and all the passengers and crew labored incessantly at the pumps, expecting mo mentarily that the ship would founder. After th^ storm had abated the engines were repaired, and on Saturday the steamer reached Trepassey. where she remained until this morn- Ing. She was unable to report her safety, owing to the tetegr^rh line from Trepr**s having been broken down in the blizzard. MOLT EX SLAG EXPLODES. Tipped in Snotc, It Wrecks Two Buildings and Injures Three Men. [BT TELEGRAPH TO THE TRIBrVE.) Washington, Warren County. N. J . Feb. 13.— Aaron Morgan backed his shifting engine into the Pequest blast furnace last night and pulled out the huge pet loaded with molten slag. Near the cinder dump the fastenings came loose and the pot tipped, spilling some of the hot liquid in the snow. The contact with the snow caused an explosion which could be heard for miles, .every window in the furnace was blown out and the roof was torn off the building. The office build ing, tnree hundred feet away, was partially de molished. When the explosion occurred Morgan was blown out of his cab. but was uninjured. The engine was moving slowly, and he ran after it and put on the brakes. Three Hungarian helpers were injured, one having the side of his face hio\n away. Several other laborers were prostrated and made unconscious. MURDER IX COURTROOM. Girl Killed by Lover Her Mother Attacked— Three Others Wounded. [BY TELEGRAPH TO THE TRIBt-SB.] Jacksonville, Fla., Feb. 13.-Driven to des peration through the failure to convict the al leged betrayer of May Brown, her daughter, Mrs. Ruth Freeman to-day pulled a revolver in Jus tice Farris's courtroom and began firing at Owen E- Loadholtz. who was on trial. Load holtz promptly returned the fire, and before court officials or spectators could interfere May Brown was shot and killed. Mrs. Freeman was shot twice and is said to be fatally wounded. City Detective Cahoon. in attempting to wrest the pistol from Loadholtz. was struck by a ball from Mrs. Freeman's pistol and is in a crit ical condition. He will recover. R. C. Dowllng, a stenographer, was also struck by a bullet from Mrs. Freeman's pistol, but was only slightly in jured. One month a&-o Miss Brown, who was regarded as a highly respectable young woman, attempted suicide in front of Loadholtz's office, after hav ing a few minutes' conversation with him. She shot herself in the breast, but had entirely re covered. Loadholtz was arrested and Mrs. Freeman and the detective sent to the hospital. The small courtroom was crowded and the most intense excitement prevailed. Loadholtz was not hurt. JTJRY GETS HEW QUARTERS. Changed After Complaint Was Made Against Bedbugs. [BT TELJCORAPH TO THE TRIBUNE.] Syracuse. F*b. 13.— Complaint was made to County Judge W. M. Ross by Robert Welch, a city Juror in the County Court, that the quarters provide.! for the Jurors were infested with bedbugs and that he could not sleep. Aft^r having the complaint In vestigated the court d^slKnated another hotel for juries having to be locked up nights in criminal cases. NIGHT BLAZE IN BUFFALO. Buffalo. N. V., Feb. 14.— A third alarm has been sent in for a fire on Elllcott-st.. near Gen esee. The loss at 2 o clock was estimated at f 100,000. and the flames were not under control FLORIDA'S FAMOUS TRAINS, "N. Y. ft Fla. Special." 2:10 P. M.: "Fla. A West Indian i^td." 9. -25 A. M. Unexcelled servlctt via Perm. & Atlantic Coast Line. 1161 B'way, .V V.— Advt. . VUICE TiIKi:K CENTS. RECEPTION AT THE CLUB. GREETS OLD FRIEXDS. The President Shakes Hands icith Members — Loudly Cheered. The sound of cheering, which carried clear across Bryant Park, marked the President's arrival at the Republican Club, at No. 54 West 4Oth-st.. at 4p. m. yesterday. The entire resi dent membership of the club in town, as well as numbers of non-resident members, seemed to h»ve turned out to do him honor. The lobby of the club, tastefully tricked out with the national colors, was crowded with we.; known men. Among the 400 or ."in member* and guests present were Louis Stern, president of the club; ex-Governor Odell. Timothy L. Woodruff. Senator Malby. George Wanmaker and Charles A. Moore. THE PRESIDENT'S ARRIVAL. The President arrived In a closed carriage* accompanied by William Locb. his private sec retary; Police Commissioner McAdoo and W. D. Murphy, chairman of the reception committee. Secret Service Agent Tyree was on the bo* be side the driver. Others In the President's party, in other car riages, were Secretary Taft. Mr. Latta. the offi cial stenographer, I>r. Charles F. Stokes. United States Marine Corps, and Alexander P. Ketchurr., the other member of the escort committee. As the President *»nt*»rM the clubhouse, to th© tune of "Hail to the Chief," he was preceded by Inspector Brooks and Captain Cottrell. Commissioner McAdoo an>l Irisp«Ttor Cortrlght brought up the rear. Applauded and cheered loudly, the President, after returning the salutes, ascended in the elevator to re-emerge In a few minutes in the large reception room on the sec ond floor. The;e under a small canopy at the northern end of the room the President, accom panied by Mr. Stern and James W. Hawes. th* sentor ex-president of the club, received until a few minutes before 5 o'clock. Dressed in a black frock coat, with dar> necktie anti waistcoat and light gray trousers, and standing in a characteristic attitude, his face slightly turned to the left, the Preslden* shook hands with his hosts for nearly three quarters of an hour. He greeted heartily hl3 many old friends among the members. To all It was apparent that three years in the White House had robbed the President of none of his whilom friendliness and goodwill, his smile be ing as ready, his memory for old friends as dis tinct as evyrT Almost fs^ng him. a few feet toward the centra of the room, stood Secret Service Agents Tyree and Shaw and Detective Sergeant Dowliny. There was no mischance of any kind, however. Somewhere near by the orchestra played selec tions from "Babes in Toyland" and "I've Got a Feelin' in My Heart for You." Outside. under Inspector McLaughlin. fifty patrolmen foot and eight mounted, under Sergeant McCann. kept the crowds back from the entrance ar.i inside the railings of the park. THE FIRST GREETING. The first man to greet the President at the re ception was Edmund Wetmore. a farmer Har vard man. "I am so glad to see you." said the Chief Executive, adding in renly to a question. ■ Th.-nk yoc. I sr. part as \v»U as I can bs." In a line mfrr.bers and guests liied slowly by to receive each a hearty handclasp and a few apt words of greeting and thanks. Frederick A. Ware brought his little six year-old boy to introduce to the President. After expressing pleasure at meeting: him. Colo nel Roosevelt said: "Well, young man. your father and I served the government together. " "Why. hello. Governor." was the President's greeting la Mr. Osfesl "How are you?*' he add ed, with a hearty handshake. "When I am out of office, four years hence, you and I w :.l get together and talk things over." Another burst of applause, another wave of cheering and the President made his way through the lines and took his leave. On re entering the carriage he acknowledged the cheers of the bystanders by leaning out the fur ther window and bowing. THROXGS SEE PRESIDEXT. Biff Crouds from the Time He Leaves His Train in Jersey City. President Roosevelt ran through a bllzxard yesterday, to receive a warm welcome in New- York. If the heartiest of cheers* the friendli est of handgrasps and playing of "Hail to the Chief" by various bands at various place* can compensate a popular hero for a winter** trip, he should feel well repaid. He will be treated to another instalment of metropolitan, hospi tality to-day, but his hosts will not crowd so much Into his programme, and It is possible that he may even find a few hours for rest and com munion with his relatives. The private car Rocket and the compartment car Vermont, run as the second section of the regular 10 a. m. Pennsylvania train, bore the President's party, which consisted of the Presi dent and Mrs. Roosevelt. Secretary and Mrs. Taft. Captain and Mrs. Cowles. Secretary X«eb, Dr. C. F. Stakes, the President's physician; M. C. Latta. Mr. and Mrs. W. Emlen Roosevelt and the usual Secret Service guard- Washington was left at 10:08. and. In spite of the Inclement weather, the train reached Jersey City at 3:10 p. m., after an uneventful Journey through a blinding storm of sleet and snow. The blizzard seemed to have spent most of Its fore? through Pennsylvania and New-Jersey, for when tha President crossed the North River only a few flakes were falling: and the wind had abated. Aft»r entering the carriage that Commissioner McAdoo had waiting for him at the Jersey Ctty ferry station, the President did not leave It until he reached the Republican Club's head quarters, in 4<Hh-st. An enthusiastic crowd greeted him when he got off his <ar. when he shook hands with the engineer and fireman be fore leaving the ?t ition. on th r the river, along the frozen streets— at every step of his progress. All II Mi »'f UN party seemed to be in the list of handshakers at the Republican Club. Ex-Or.\ern.->r Ode.l. Ellhu Root. Postmaster WUIcOx, CoogrMMMßi Lit tauer. Frank H. Platt. S«*th Low. Edward Laut erbach. Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler and a host at others equally as well known came to pay their respects to the Chief Magistrate at the club house. The President seamed to know the ma jority of those who were introduced, and had a Jolly exclamation or brief reminiscence to ex change with each. After the reception et the club the President was driven to the home of his brother-m-law. Douglas Robinson, at No 422 Madison-avt. There a crowd had been awaiting h!m f«r an hour or more, streaming up and down the steps rf the adjoining houses and blocking the passas* O f pedestrians on the sidewalk. So dense was th» throng in ,'ront of the Pvo!>in«on house that the Secret Service men ami policemen were oblUjc-i lo clear a pa:ca?e for the President when he alighted from his carrlase and pro ceeded to Urn house. *As he left the carriage President R^osevtU shook hands with the driver and thanked him for his safe pilotage tiurouch.