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'^T L XV...N°- 21.616. 60V. HI66LIS ON REFORM rJ yT S PARTY OF PEOPLE. In Western Interview He Tells Ob jects of Accent Political Changes. rßy T>>prsph to The Tribune 1 -a-makee, Jan. -10— Governor Higgins of * Tor* to-night expressed his views on the, V * V aUct of politics in New-York State pr *T „ -cent change* in the organization of the 8 ,v there He Is or. Us way home, after at fSLTtße funeral of Mm Higgles mother , t? ", his win stopped here for a little while. ■£ pX"d his remarks by Baying that what- ] "he had had to do with the recent changes £ iSn to make the Republican party tn New- ZT,,. truly one of the people T^ever , political party or when poßtlcal Ja«« far forget the real purpose of par £?£, organization that they seek to take the "* out of the hands of the people and . £Tmen nnd parties supreme, then they are , .ure to be "puked,'" he said. 1 took recent elections in Wisconsin, Ohio : " Minnesota to be illustrations of this idea. * tfer^U he did not think party lines | , e^ being broken down everywhere. ■Wnubliwnism is just as strong In New-York J* to-day as it ever was." he said, -but par- ; STbow mv* represent the people, and must *^" fpr something. They must be above pus £i When they fail In this, then the people Ifll kick over the traces, they will assert them- Sres And It is all right, too. It la a good £ Poliucal parties, however, will remain; it *s*^Tvoi trying to break up anything. -.*„ I am trying to build up the organiza ' " £' New-York State. I want to see it a rep- Sotattee organization. I believe it should be '^ fatty controlled by the people— the rank &nd flie-than it has been in the past That *% fill • The election of Mr. Wadswortii as Speaker is teline with this movement. Mr. Wadsworth is E young man who. will represent the people. He hanosed to the old machine. I spoke in favor JHa Because a man is Chief Executive of . iJtethat ie no reason why be should be es- ; ij^d from expressing his views publicly upon 05- Question. It Is only natural that I should hare my preferences." ••Do yon consider the election of Mr. \\ ads wcrtii an Important victory over State Chair ma odell and the old machine?" the Governor Teas asked. "I consider it most important and significant." replied. "It has a tendency to strengthen the ; party In New- York." Ac to deiea.ung the re-election or ex-Governor j Odeli as the head of the Republican County Ulßßnittee, Governor HiKiriiis said: "I cant say as to that. I am no politician. ! That is. I am no politician in the sense that I ' tnske my living out of politics. Of coun I ! hive always been interested In public affair?, . but I *» believe the Republican party is being ! nade more leprceentative and will continue li be." "It is said that the. result of the present move ment mill be the retirement of Senators Platt Md Depev . Is that contemnlated?" "I do not care to say what I think the re niitt of the present movement may be," was the TOT. "What Is the fueling toward Senator r*"pev. among the rank and file of the people of New- Tork with reference to his pan in the New-York ißrjrance disclosures?" "The feeling is divided. I rather think it fa rm* him. Many attack him. hut others believe hi has not done anything dishonest.*' "WBat do you think of the anti-graft* movjp neEt throughout the country, and of disclosures Ha as were made in Minneapolis, St. Louip ami Milwaukee?" • • "It's a!i right It is a good sign. The peo ple are beginning to demand better public ser vice and cleaner government." "Her, t.ftirig r In New-York? Do you have a: ■ I "I eur-r ■-•' b ■ But conditions are Being im jmved." "Tour came i.= being coupl«d constantly with that of President Roosevelt in the movement in Rev-York to break the machine. I presume you and the President entertain the same views?" "Wei tdent is a good friend of mine ■SI greatly admire hli 'Tour came baa been mentioned a? a possible candidate for President." "That is all nonsense. I have no political am bitions." DENIAL FROM ODELL. Xot Going to Europe Thinks Sup porters Are Increasing. lsB« Chairman Od«ll was at the Republican Bat* Coir.tr.itte.? rooms In the Fifth Avenue Hotel JWwlay. on Eerring with local district leaders and *r!«nsß. lie said that no one had asked him to "*» 6 iseetlr.g of the State committee, and that I* km* r.othing of th« plans of opponents who ■wined to m him to retire from the chalrman tfeartbe r-r rnmittee. When asked about a story ''£■ eatm fro- A i Many yesterday that Secretary "- Elate O'Brien, who was opposed to him In the Sjxakershlji fight, -......- now in favor of continuing -^ ** chairman of the State committee he said: •«* -' fcadi/t heard of It, but there 1* a lot >w»of tj.^rn that are thinking that war now than ■*» mn :.■■ week." asked if It was true that he had agreed to from the chairmanship if the opposition *Bt;W rr:6.k* no move to force him out he said: "Trier story is rot. it also Is untrue that I am **>* to Europe for a long stay. I have no Idea tr Pint to Europe at all." daaernlng his immediate plans, he said: "I do not in: end to go to Albany next week or *« *Mk after or the wc-ek after that. I do not *?«? that I will go to the capital at all during the rrc} nor >' aboot the change of front of Secretary /-r.«n li dv« he O de!l men say. to th« supposed s?JH lt the Bt. Lawrence County people control " Br; ' -"• " < or.greei; district, and thßt the friends LSSftor Ma] ) anfl Assemblyman Merriti have S 10 *" tr, oJiPf^e the re-election of Mr. O'Brien ;t* Si-, But* ' ommltteeman from the St. La.wrenc» '-«itot. district. ** Well will V^ in town ajrain on Tuesday or "^Joesday of thia week. * SH ES THROWN FROM EAD9 PPIDGE. et - Louis, Jar.. 2ft.— ObsJJsnos to otlpula *«« to his win, William Burnside'B ashes were ** to-day Into the Mississippi River from die *°K>? Eade Bridge. The midair burial was per- J * *<l "by J. a. Nolan, executor of the will, ***> r«dt«<l a few lines of original poetry as ha 1^ the ashes from a Jar Burn>!de. was once t^6-thr. but <Jl<?<l In oor!i|'»aratlve poverty at the ■*"<*«!ghty year*. SEVEN KILLED IN SNOWSLIDE. , B*lt Lake CJty Jan 20. — Seven men were "^bxa Bnowslide at the mining camp at *** to-day, according to a telephone mojisage. FLORIDA'S FAMOUS TRAINS. !* £^%ST ACA Cl k. 2* * Atlantic Coast Une. I.l*l B-way. N. V.- To-di».T, fair and wanner. To-morrow, colder; aonthwesterly wind*. MAY BE A SETON FIND. 'Alleged 'Accomplice Thought To Be Fly-by-Night "Firm." It is belkved that more of the operations of C. Augustus Setoa nnd "Colonel Colmey," or "Kid" Murray, will be uncovered by the announcement yesterday that the banking house of John H. Davis & Co.. at No. I<> W all-st.. had no connec tion with a firm known as John H. Davis & Co., at Nob. 4] and 4X Wall-st. It is believed that Murray, or Colmey, \» the Davis & Co. of the "latter address. He was arrested on Friday afternoon by detectives from the District Attor ney's office, charged with being an accomplice of Seton in the Norfolk and Western stock cer tificate forgeries. John H. Davis, of the legitimate banking house which sent out the announcement, over the stock ticker, said yesterday: We had this announcement made this after noon because information had reached us that there was a concern at Nos. 41 and 43 Wall-st. which was doing business under our name. This firm, which has been doing business under the firm name of John H. Davis & Co., bankers and brokers, is quite unknown to us. We have no connection whatever with it. We have learned that some of the people connected with this firm have been connected with the Norfolk and Western forgery scandal. We want it understood that our firm has no business relations with this other Davis house. Further than that we know nothing about this new brokerage firm which has been doing busi ness undc-r our name. No one representing the second Davis com pany could be found In the offices on the seventh floor of the building at Nos. 41 and 43 Wall-st. yesterday. The mysterious firn-. occupied a portion of Room 708 A representative of a typewriter company waited fur "Mr. Davis or some member of the firm" without success, trying to get a pay ment on a machine rented io the company. The other tenants of the office said they had received ;: telephone message from "'Mr. Davis" on Fri day afternoon that he would not return. He moved Into the nflie* 1 only tft« day before, and at once had "John H. Davio & Co." printed on the door. •Colonel Colmey,'" when arraigned In court on Friday denied that he knew anything about the Norfolk and Western forgeries. The discovery second Davis firm in Wall-st. was made by Its mail getting mixed with that of the legiti mate concern. About the same time its ex istence was discovered by investigators employed by the Stock Exchange. fO COLLEGE UNDER FREIGHT CAR. Student Leaves New- with 3 Cents Working Way at University of Kansas. [By Telegraph tn The Tribune. 1 Lawrence, Kan.. Jan. 20.— Harry Hibbard Kemp, who reached Lawrence on Thursday night on the brake beams of a freight car, says he left New-York City three weeks ago with three cents in his pocket. He enrolled to-day in the College of Arts and Sciences of the Univer sity of Kansas, and is working on the univer sity grounds to pay hi* matriculation fees ami tending a furnace for his board and room. Young Kemp read s=ome of Professor W. 11. Carruth's books on German grammar and com position, and that caused him to select the Uni versity of Kansas as the place where he could study German and Lai in. It was dark when he knocked at Professor Carruth's door. The pro fessor was Impressed with the boy's open, frank face and grave him a dollar and told him to come to the university the next day. WOULD COOT $2 PIECES. Representative Maynard Asks $1,340,000 for Jamestown Exposition. Washington, Jan. 20.— Representative May of Virginia, Introduced a bill to-day rising tne government to participate in the Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition at Hamp ton Roads In 1907. and providing an appropria tion of |1,540,000 for government buildings and exhibits. Th« bill also provides for the coinage by the government of one million two-dollar sil ver pieces, the exposition to pay for the bullion used. By this means the exposition hopes to re alize a profit of about $800,000 on the difference between the cost of the silver and the circulating value of the- col Representative Maynard believes there will be a great demand for two-dollar silver pieces especially coined for the exposition and bearing « rPnw = typical of Jamestown, as the coin will be of such unusual size that it will be prized ag a souvenir SAYS ALDERMAN IS AN ALIEN. Municipal Ownership Candidate Asks to Have Successful Rival Unseated. James 3. Lanigan, who was the Municipal Own ership candidate for alderman in the 54th Alder man District of Brooklyn, has filed a petition with Attorney General Mayer for the unseating of Michael J. Monahan, the alderman-elect from that district. January 27 has been set for a public Lanigan declares that Monahan is not a citizen of the United States, that he was born In Ireland and is not yet naturalized, and that for ten years he voted on his fathoms alleged papers. when his father had never taken out paper, or t>«en Mtural- SedT Alderman Monahan lives at No. 104 «h-st., Brooklyn. He refused to discuss the subject last night. . _ CHURCH 188 YEARS OLD COLLAPSES. El Paso. Tex.. Jan. 20.— The ancient Catholic church at Temosochic which was built by i#is- Btonarfea working with the Indians and was 188 years old. has collapsed and is a wreck. Nobody was injured. WYOMING BABY WEIGHS A POUND. [By Telegraph to The Tribune.] Omaha. Jan. 20.— The smallest baby on record in the Weft was born to-day to Mrp. Charles Bybee, of Lander, Wyo. The child weighs only a little more than a pound. Its head is only two Inches in diameter. . STEEL SLIVER TAKEN FROM BRAIN. Philadelphia, Jan. 20. — A splinter of steel three Inches long was to-day removed from the brain at John Nail, of Winston, S. C, at the Jefferson Hospital here An effort was made to draw the splinter with a powerful magnet, but the steel was so firmly embedded that the surgeons were compelled to use. the knife. The patient is re ported to be doing well. FASTER GAVE UP AFTER 41 DAYS. [By Tel'greph to The Tribune I ptttsburg, Jan. 20.— Dr. Sherman M. Stauffer. the Allegheny dentist, who ha* been fasting, broke over last Tuesday. although tho fact was kept from the public until to-night Stauffer in tended to fast for sixty day*, but lasted only forty-one days. He declares that an "accident" caused him to break over, but refuses to tell what the accident was. He refused to tell what he' first at- or to make any statement. That ha Sfd fit for forty-one days is vouched for by a reputable Allegheny physician. DELIGHTFUL JOURNEY TO FLORIDA, AUGUSTA AND AIKEN. mmmmm NEW- YORK. vSTTN'DAY, JANUARY 21, 1906.-5 PARTS. FIFTY-EIGHT PAGES WIDOWKILLEDBYFALL PLUNGES FROM WINDOW. Coroner Thinks Asthma Caused Sui cide — Relatives Say Accident. Driven desperate, it is supposed, by long suf fering from asthma. Mrs. Henrietta Friedman, a wealthy widow, fifty-five years old. plunged from the bathroom of her apartments on the sixth floor of the St. I'rban apartment house at No. 255 Central Park "West, last night, and was killed instantly. Her skull was fractured and her body badly bruised and torn. The body was found by her older son, Charles, after a search of an hour and a half. Xeither the family nor any one about the apartment house would divulge any particulars of the case, and it was stoutly denied that Mrs. Friedman had deliberately thrown herself from the window. Her body was found about 8:30 o"clock. and had lain in the rear areaway from a few minutes after 7 o'clock. The police knew nothing of the affair until 10 o'clock, and when detective sergeants from the 100lh-Bt station went to the Friedman apartments admittance was denied them and details of the case were refused. The older son of the dead woman said the details would be given only to the coroner. Coroner Acritelli reached the house a little later, and, after an examination, declared the woman a suicide. When the body was found. Mrs. Friedman"* son Charles called In Dr. Bchuyler Jarques. of No. 1 West S&th-st., who said she had died in stantly, l^ater Dr. Jacques, on hearing the ror oner's statement, said that, in his opinion, Mrs. Friedman fell from the bathroom window. The family and the other occupants of the apart ment house shared this opinion. Dr. Jacques said that Mrs. Friedman, being a constant suf ferer from asthma, frequently wont to th*» bath room window to breathe and that she probably leaned forward and lost her balance. It was said that she could have-no other reason than her suffering from asthma for polf-rlest ruction, and that, while she complained frequently of ill health, she never brooded over it. Mrs. Friedman, It was learned, had been und<»r the care of Dr. A. P. Obendorfer and a traine-1 nurse was always by her side. The nurse, for some reason, was absent about 7 o'clock last nisrht, when Mrs. Friedman went to the bath room. ?*TrF. Friedman and her family, consisting of two son? and a daughter, have been living at th*' Ht. T'rban for several months-. Her husband died four years ago. and was said to be pos sessed of considerable property. WILL GO TO THE HAGUE CONFERENCE. Secretary Root Appoints Joseph H. Choate, Horace Porter and Judge Rose. Washington, Jan. St. — Secretary Root to-day an nounced that the American representatives to th* approaching conference to he held at The Hague will bo Joseph H. <'hoate. former Ambassador- to Eng land; Horace Porter, former Ambassador to France, and Judge Rose, of Little Rock. Ark., ex-presirtent of th<- American Bar Association. Besides these delegates, there may be others, the number bring; condlfl ' upon the Russian repre sentation,', nd there >>'U be ii'ao it number of :~< I fe tarles. stenographers and Interpreters. 1 MR. TAFT AT THE WHITE HOUSE. Hands the President Minority Report on Canal — Mr. Stevens Favors Lock Plan. Washington, Jan. 20.— Secretary Taft called at the "White House to-night and furnished the President with tjie minori'y report of the board of consulting engineers of the Isthmian Canal Commission. This report was prepared by Mr. Stevens, chief engineer of the canal, who. it. is said, is In favor of a lock canal. The Secretary said that his visit had nothinar to do with the Venezuelan question, which Is entirely in the hands of the officials of the State Department. PAYS MRS. HETTY GREENS CARFARE. Woman Financier Reimburses Conductor. Who May Have Nickel Framed. Mrs. Hetty <!reen had her fare paid by a con ductor on a Washington-st. trolley car, in Ho boken. on Thursday. She afterward liquidated her debt to the railroad company and the con ductor got back his nickel. When George Krell. the conductor, came around for fares Mrs. Green handed him a half doiiar, which the conductor at once saw was bad. Mrs. Green. w*ho had no other money with her. explained the situation to Krell and said that as she was in a hurry she would be obliged if he would allow her to ride to the ferry. She said she would take his number and pay back the nickel at the company's office. A letter carrier Identified Mrs. Gr#cr. and the conductor I>ai<l her fare. Mrs. Green went to the Public Service Cor poration's office the next day and paid a nickel to be turned over to Krell. He purposes to have the nickel framed. ANOTHER DEATH AT NAVAL STATION. Newport. R. I- Jan. 20.— The eiphth death from cerebro-spinal meningitis among: the, ap prentice seamen who came to the naval train ing station here last November occurred to-day. Tho victim was Christopher Wagner, of i'hi cago. There are three cases under treatment at the training station. " YONKERS BOY DIES FROM RABIE3. Andrew Bakacs. flve years old. died at N T o. .*>•> St. Mary's-st, Youkerß, Monday afternoon. Dr. pathologist of the New- York Board of Health, diagnosed the case as one of rabies, and a subsequent examination of the brain by l >r Poor proved the diagnosis t. . be correct. The authorities are now investigating the cases of three other children who recently were bitten by a dojj. D., L. & W. MEN NOT TO STRIKE. Scranton, Perm., Jan. 20.— The Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad firemen's controversy has been amicably s'-ttled. GROCERS' BIG PROFITS ON EGGS. [By Telegraph to Th«- Tribunal Chicago, Jan. 20.— The egg merchants of Chi cago who li'at month sustained losses of $1,000. 000 and who have on hand large stocks of cold storage products, are facing a 10 cent market by Monday, if t h ** weather does not turn bitter cold before that time. Eggs that dealers put Into storage last summer at 17 cents to 20 cents a dozen sold to-day at 11 cent*. The warm weather in keeping hens busy laying, giving grocers ■ chance to compel egg merchants to sell , h(l storage eggs to them cheap and forcing the merchants to keep the fresh egß. Consumers are forced to buy storage eggs as fresh country laid at 30 to .'US cent*. THE SOUTHERN'S PALM LIMITED to Florida, also Aiken and AupiHta leaves New vnrk l"» i> m dally, except Sunday. Electric JwgM- L . .In. 'high class trains to Florida and all otner r *..rfh Tfor winter outings. Set full Information from A 6 Tnweatt. B. P. A.. IIS or VI liwuy. N. — Advt ALFARO RULES ECUADOR REVOLT WITHIN REVOLT. Moreno an Hour in Power — Two Hundred Casualties. Guayaquil, Jan. 19.— General Alfaro occupied Quito, the capital, at 3 d. m. on Thursday. A junta met at the palace here at 4 p. m. to day and formed a new icovernment- Vice-Pres ident Baquerizo Moreno assumed the executive power, establishing the capital here and ap pointing the following ministry: Minister of th« Interior— CKßAß BORJA. Minister of Foreign Affairs— FRANCISCO AOtTIRRH JADO. Minister of Finance— MAßTlN AVII^ES. Minister of Public Instruction— AMAL.lO PUOA. Minister of War and Marine — L.T/IS DII..LON. Governor of Guayaquil — IONACIO ROBI>EB. Chipf of tho local military frrcs — <;«-n«ral FTT>EI. GARCIA. Rioting followed. The people in the afternoon attacked the prisons, liberated the political pris oners and afterward captured the police bar racks, where the rioters obtained possession of a number of rifles and some cannon. Rifle shots later were heard in :U1 parts of the city, and the rioters l>ecame so bold that they attacked a battalion of artillery. Two hundred persons were killed or wounded in the fighting here. The new ministry lasted one hour. The. peo ple rejected the administration of Baquerizo Moreno and proclaimed General Eloy Alfaro, the former President of Ecuador and leader of the revolution, to be President, and in his absence Dr. Emilio Arevalo assumed the civil and mili tary authority. A great panic prevailed here during the even ing;, and In the midst of the disorder General L.eonidas Plaza. Minister of Ecuador to the United States, who arrived here on January 18 nnd assumed chief command of the army In its operations against the rebels, escaped from the city and embarked on board the Chilian steam er Loa, which leaves here to-morrow for Pan ama, Later in the evenine nrder was restored. Guayaquil, Jan. 2O.— The schoolship Maranon has joined the" rebellion. A number of revolu tionists from Daule. twenty- two mil°? froqi here, arrived this morning and were enthusi astically received. GUN ACCIDENTS KILL 3. Hunter Shoots Wife, Merchant Himself and Bar/ His Playmate. Gloversvilie. N. V.. Jan. 20.— John Bila shot and killed his wife to-day. He had just returned from a hunting trip. The gun was still in his hands wh°n his wife and three children gathered about him to see what game he had obtained. The weapon was discharged within a few inches of Mrs. Bila's bead. The husband said the shooting was accidental, but he was locked up in the county jail pending an investigation. Mrs. Blla was thirty years old. Watertown, X. V.. Jan. 20.— A. B. Rlpley, a well known business man of Adams, near here, acci dentally shot himself in his store In that place to day. The charge tram the shotgun which be was examining entered his heart, killing him instantly. Binghamton, N. V.. Jan. 10.— John Starbird. twelve years old. son of William Rtarblrd. of Thompson. Perm., yesterday killed his playmate. Ambrose Bar ton, eight years old. by the accidental discharge of a gun. PRESIDENT'S APPOINTEE. Another 'Member of Annapolis First Class Accused of Hazing. Annapolis. Md.. Jan. 20. — Charges of hazing have been lodged agninst Midshipman Richard R. Mann, a member of the first class, who is an appointee of President Roosevelt. He is already under arrest on the charge of "frenching" from the academy grounds. His trial will immediately follow that of Mld- Fhipnian Claude B. Mayo, of Columbus, Miss. There are three specifications under the charge of hazing In Mann's cAsp. DIES DURING HUSBANDS FUNERAL. Wife's Sister-in-Law. Who Nursed Both, in Serious Condition. Ogdensburg, N. T., Jan. 20. — While the funeral of the Rev. J. P. Dunham, pastor of the Meth odist Episcopal Church at Heuvelton, was being held t<>-day, word came from the parsonage that Mrs. Dunham had just died. Both Mr. and Mrs. Dunham contracted pneumonia at about the same time. There is lik^lihnr,,] of a third death in the par sonage for a sister-in-law of Mrs. Dunham, who was assisting in nursing the sick people, acci dentally fell downstairs several days ago and fractured her skull. She Is In a Serious condi tion. COUPLE KILLED ON GRADE CROSSING. Gateman at Hackettstown Failed to See Dummy Engine Coming. [By T»'I«-fn"Hr h to Th<» Tribune 1 Washington. N. J.. Jan. Walter Williams, who has charge of Alfred Bully's place, near Hackettstown, and his wife, were killed there to-day by a dummy engine, or ■"comet," on the Ivackawanna. Their team was held up at the Hierh-st crossing by a coal train. After that had passed, the gateman raised the gates. Hf did not observe the "comet," con taining some railroad officials, coming. The "comet" struck the wagon, and the man and woman and the horses were cut to pieces. INDIANS SET FIRE TO ENEMY. [Ba TfcU:sraph to Tho Tribune] Milwaukee. Jan. 2<>.— A deed of great atrocity is reported from Hayward. Indians there dipped an enemy in alcohol and set fire to his clothes. In trying to cut off his burning gar ments they nearly killed him v.ith their knives. PLAN FOR HARVARD CLUB SYSTEM. IBs Telegraph to The Tribune. 1 Cambridge. Mass., Jan. 20.— President Eliot and the Harvard alumni directors are working out a scheme to cover the entire country with Harvard graduate clubs, which are all to be members of a big federation with central offices ht're. HONORS WIFE WHO SEEKS DIVORCE. |Uy Telegraph to Til " Tribune] i Omana. Jan. 20.— Franz Wilczek. a violinist of New-York City, gave a dinner here to night at one of the leading hotels, at which his wife, who is seeking a divorce from him. was the guest of honor. CALIFORNIA TOURS. The Southern Railway offers two fttgh Class Tours via Washington-Sunset Route to and through California and return, leaving: Washington K>h. Mh and March hLh, includinK two days NVw Orleans, one. day San Antonio, on-> day El Paso for Juarez. Old Mexico principal point in California, bait Lake, Colorado, covering 29 days, under personal t-HCort Cost. Including expenses, $366: £3o: UK: according to tour «elected. Offices 1- 271-8 i» 11 road way .— Ad v t. Copyright, ltOf. by The Trlhunn AJitvUtlon. WINTER'S WARM WAVE. Heat Prostration in Ohio — Records Smashed in West. [By Tele graph to Th« TrlbuiM. 1 Pitsburg, Jan. 20.— A heat prostration In th« street was reported here to-night from Findlay. Ohio. Chicago. Jan. 'JO. — This was, with one excep tion, the warmest winter day in this city since the establishment of the Weather Bureau, the temperature reachlns 82 degrees. In 1876, a January day attained a temperature of 65 de grees, which Is the record for winter. A de cided fall in temperature Is promised within twenty-four hours. Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 20. — To-day is the warm est January day, with two exceptions, since the year 1883, according to the local bureau. The thermometer registered 88 degrees. Cleveland. Jan. 20.— The official thermometer at the Weather Bureau office here this afternoon registered f\~, dejrrees above. On only two other occasions— January 1. 1876. and January 11, 1890 — has the temperature reached a higher point than this in tht month of January in the thirty five years since the Weather Bureau office was established in Cleveland. On the first date the mercury touched 89 degrees above. On January 11, 1880, it reached 07 degrees. Detroit. Jan. 20.— The temperature in Detroit reached G4 degrees this afternoon, making it the warmest winter day. with two exceptions, of which there is any record in the local weather office. In January. IS9O. the temperature reached R6 degrees, and in 187G 65 d*grees was touched in January. Pittsburg. Jan. 20.— To-day was th* hottest January '-'<» that Pittsburg has experienced since 1^74. At :*. o'clock thi.« afternoon the tempera ture was 66, the hiehest point reached during the day The weat'ner was almost as hot as mid summer, and much suffering resulted. CARNEGIE FUND LOW. Need of More Money for Care of Steel Workmen. Pittsburg. Jan. 20 (Special).-This afternoon there was posted at each of the works of the Oarn^gie Pteel Company and Its constituent companies sheets showing the fourth annual report of the Andrew Carnegie Relief Fund. I'nloss more money is contributed by Mr. Car negie it will be necessary to cut down th^ rate of payment. The disbursements in 190T» were in excess of the income from the fund more than $66,060, or one-third the amount supposed to be handed out. The income from the established fund was 1200,000; the disbursements for IfK>f> were $26&29015u In order to meet the overdraft it was necessary to draw on the sinking fund, which was established the first year of tb.p re lief and augmented the second year. The las^t two years hus eaten Into the sinking fund $108,- L'TS 47. leaving a balance on hand of $62,85550. <>n January 1, IWVJ. Mr. Cprnegie set aside $4.(*>ru»on worth of S p«t cent Steel bonds for the aid of the sick and injured workmen of the Carnegie Steel Company. Since that timo there has been taken care of 8.380 cases WEALTHY MEN MAKEY POOR GIRLS. One Takes Servant for His Bride, Other Weds Stenographer. [By Telefrraph to The Tribune. 1 Boston. Jan. 20. — Two wealthy] men. Leroy Fay, of Commonwealth-are., and Frank B. Sanborn. jr.. of New- York, to-day married poor frirls. who had been obliged to work for their living. Mr. Fay's bride is Miss Jennie Murphy, a native Of Prince Edward's Island, and a servant on the Berghan estate at Weston. Mr. Sanborn has married Miss Mary De Courcey, stenogra pher in the office of the Massachusetts Mining Company. There was n<> opposition to the Leroy-Murphy match on the part of the bride groom'S family, and only slight opposition to the Sanborn-De Ooorcey union. m THIEVES SPOIL STAGE EFFECT. Trying to Steal Plan of Electrical Device in '•The Vanderbilt Cup." Twice last week there was difficulty with the electrical effects in tho automobile race scene in 'The Vanderbilt Cup." and on both occasions a large part of the realistic illusion has been lost. The fault was at first believed to lie with the apparatus employed, but an investigation revealed that an attemp r had been ma.l^ to steal the idea of the complicated principle in volved. Just before the matinee yesterday the electri cian of the Broadway Theatre discovered two men on the stage whom he recognized as con nected with a firm that has l>een associated with a number of melodramatic productions in the past. Tbey were unable to furnish an adequate explanation of their presence und were sum marily ejected. The stage doorkeeper had not seen them enter the house. Steps have been taken to safeguard the apparatus from being further tampered with. SEARCH FOR SLEEP ENDS IN DEATH. [By Telccrapfa to The Tribune. ! Bingluunton, .V V.. Jan. 20.— Miss Vera Alex ander, a school teacher from BeHevue, N. J.. was found dead at the home of Mj. and Mrs. Joseph Parks, in Oortlaud. to-day. She was on the bed. with a towel that had been saturateu with chloroform over her face Bbc bad_ been Buffering^frotn Insomnia, and it is supposed she took this method of inducing sl^ep. Tne coroner rendered ■ verdict of accidental poisoning. JOHN MITCHELL REFUSES VACATION. Indianapolis. Jan. 20.-At this afternoon's ses sion of the United Mine Workers a resolution was presented, and vigorously debated, to pre vent officers of the association from accepting a political offlw carrying a salary of ?I.<*X> or more. An amendment substituting ?I<*» for SI.OOO was adopted, but th* resolution was ulti mately tabled, largely through President Mitch ell's opposition. A report recommending the appointment of a committee from Districts 17 and !» to confer with the operators of those districts on wages imri labor conditions was adopted- A resolution that President Mitchell should re ceive a two months vacation, with pay and ex nenses for the sake of his health, was indig nantly" declared out of order by Mr. Mitchell. PHYSICIAN PRACTISES IN JAIL. fir Gustav Krsuss, who is detained In the Hud son County Jail at Jersey City on a civil process in a suit for damages, la daily visited by patients, for whom ha DEWEY'S "BRUT CUVEE" CHAMPAGNE. Equal to the best French Brands. II T. t>ew«\v & Sons Co.. 138 Fulton St.. New York. — Advt. SEABOARD FLORIDA LIMITED— DAILY, all Pullmans, electric-lighted, make* quickest time to Florida. Two other high class trains via Sea board Air. Line Hy. Office. 1,183 Broadway.— Aflvt. PRICE FIVE CENTS. MAXIMUM TARIf F BILL. LIKELY TO PASS HOUSE, Opposition in Senate, Which Fears Efects of Act at Present. (From The Tribune B"r»*'.i i Washington, Jan. 20.— The Speaker and. the leaders of the House have determined to pr^es for passage the McCieary Maximum Tariff bill, which provides for the assessment of 2T> ocr cent in addition to the rates Imposed by tha Dingley act on imports from all countries which do not accord to imports from the United Stats« as low rates as are Imposed on imports from any other country, and which further provides for a 2."> per cent tariff on all goods now on the fre» list when coming from such countries. With the Speaker, the House leaders and Representative McCleaxy. who Is a member of the Ways and Means Committee, committed to this policy, th» success of the measure in the House probably Is assured. In the Senate, however, there has recently de veloped some opposition to such legislation. It is learned from an authoritative sesree that the likelihood of coercing Germany, at which legislation wooild be chiefly directed, into accord ing to the United States Its conventional, or minimum tariff rates, by such a course is re mote. Members of the Senate who have been study ing the subject maintain tha.t this Is the \iew held by the Secretary of State, as well a* >»r others who are in a position ii.telHsrently to judge of the probable effect of the proposed leg islation. Accepting this view of th* situation, certain; influential member? of the Senate point to the fact that the effect of th.-» McCieary bill I be simply to increase the tariff in certain In stances on commodities on which, in the opin ion of a large number of loyal Republicans, the Dlngley schedules should be lowered. This would apply to th« iron and gt el schedules, for instance, although it is wideiy admitted tha' the tariff rates on these products should b» lowered and only the detrimental effect on z*n eral business which would inevitably result from opening up the tariff question warrants tho continuance of the present rates. It has been pointed out that the McCieary law would enable, this country to strike back at Brazil, which country has Increased the tariff on American flour by imposing a duty of '23 per cent on Brazilian coffee; but it is nor.- be lieved that while, if the effect of such imposi tion were to be an immediate repeal of the in creased duty on flour, all would be well, if Brazil were to persist in her present policy tho Democrats would take advantage of the fact to urge upon the farmers of the country that they were being taxed on their coffee without any corresponding benefit. And so, in the ca?e of Germany, if that country did not imme diately yield to the pressure of the United States, the farmer would find the market for his livestock and farm products seriousiy curtailed, while the manufactures of steel and other com modities which the farmer cannot produce, ar.d is compelled to buy, would he increased with, perhaps, a corresponding increase in cost. It !« urged that there la an election coming" on next fall and. that wer« the maximum and, minimum tariff law to fall of the immediate accomplishment of Its real purpose it could be used with damaging effect In every CongTeas district in which the tariff revision germ has ob tained a foothold, and for that reason some of the most influential Senators are disposed to regard the enactment of the measure at this time as inadvisable. Those who take this view hay*» adopted as their motto "make haste slowly." The;. that while the State Departmer,- exerts tts endeavor to accomplish n satisfactory conclu sion of the present difficult'?? by diplomatic methods. Congress should keep its hands off. at least for this session. They say thar a fe^r months after the new German tariff law. which, goes into effect on March 1. has been in opera tion, its effect can be Judged far better than now. If, as is predicted in some quarters, it results In grave hardship to the German con sumer he can be relied upon to obtain the proper remedy. If, on the other hand, the effect is seriously prejudicial to American interests, m remedy can then be more Intelligently devised and can be put in operation after the fat! elec tion, when the public mind is at rest politically, and when the new law can remain in force kmc enough before another election to afford tho voters an opportunity to judge accurately of its results. FALLS 2.000 FEET TO DEATH. Aeronaut Loses Hold of Trapeze in Texa§ — Four Hundred See Accident. Kort Worth. Tex. Jar M. lAnAwmy Cooper, an aeronaut, of Clarinda. Ohio, fell two thousand fee^ from his balloon at Wolfe City this aftetßOS was instantly killed. Cooper was ascending, when he lost his hold on the trapeze. About four hundred persons wit nessed the accident. With the exception of a. broken wrist, no bones -were broken, CLUB MEMBERS FIGHT FIRE. A tire broke out in the second story of the Dyfcer Heights Club house. 86th-st. and 13th-ave.. Brooklyn, last night, and did damage estimated at $3.3<0. Al though there were several members of the eluh in the building at the time, they did not know of the fire nntil Michael Allen, of No. 178 Chauncer st.. Brooklyn, who wrs> passing, saw the. flames in, the second story, which !s used as the living apart ments of the janitor. He rushed in and told th» men. Forming a bucket brigade, they kept th« fire under check until the arrival of the Kir* I>*-. partment. The greatest loss was caused by water*- COURT BALL AT VIENNA. Vienna. Jan. Ml— The first court ball of the season was held this evening. All the members of the dip lomatic corps and the highest personages of tho Austrian nobility were present. Among the guests were Mr. Storer, the American Ambassador, and Mrs. Storer- lieutenant John McCllntock. military attache of ie American Embassy; George B. Rive.". secretary .' the embassy, mid Francis (J. London, second rt-Uiry of the embassy. Mr. Bad Mrs. John S /art. of New-York; Colonel and Mrs. Ed ward ' vr.derson, of Cincinnati; Joseph Lungwort h Nichi •>: Cincinnati, and Deere tary nnd Mrs. l>an •"■ presented to the Emperor. ('<ii rson is travelling in Europe, making r> -|«ir ■ War Department on the BMtbo !> ox train ; . .airy horses and the instruction of cavu n< i. He will go from Vienna to Italy. BR -R BEGINS THIRD DIVORCE SUIT. J. jouglass Qrady. a broker hi No. 105 Bud son-st.. Manhattan, who lives in Jersey City, has started his third divorce suit against Mrs. Amanda tUrady. whom he married in New- York in 1882. The first suit «v decided against him four years ago by Vice-Chancellor Emery, after it had been established that bis wife had r.ur.e.l him through a recent fit of sickness. In l»0i Grady started the second suit, which was re cently dropped from the Chancery Court cal endar. Grady has charged desertion In eacii suit. 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