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\""- LXVI ■■ ■ ■ N°- 21.976. t^^TX® «££;&&.« .^ NEW- YORK. WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 10. 1907.-SIXTEEN PAGES.-,, tJ^.'XKV.E,^ PRICE THREE CEOTS.
SCENES IN THE CAPITAL OF JAMAICA, WHICH IS REPORTED ALMOST DESTROYED BY EARTHQUAKE AND FIRE
HOME OF THE GOVERNOR GENERAL AT KINGSTON.
(Copyright. 1900, by Underwood & Underwood.)
ARREST M.O.L ALDERMAN
CHARGED WITH BRIBERY.
Trapped Into Taking 96/700 for Re
corder slap Votes, It Is Said.
Alderman "William S. Clifford, of the CTth Dis
trict, of Queens, living at Xo. 387 Hancock
street, Long Island City, was arrested on a
! bribery charge yesterday afternoon by Deteo
tlve Bernard J. Flood, of District Attorney
Jerome's staff, and held by Magistrate "Whitman
in $10,000 baiL Clifford will hat* a hearing at
2:80 o'clock this afternoon In the "West Side
Tt is alleged that Clifford bad agreed to accept
a bribe to influence the votes of the Municipal
ownership League aldermen, of whom. Clifford
was one, in favor of ex-Judga Rufua B. Cowing
for Recorder. According to the detectives,
twelve marked $500 bills were found on Clif
The aldermen who voted for ex-Judge Cowing
on the first ballot were:
•WTTliaia S. Clifford. Qu*«n«. I Cornell is D. Koonan, Mm
John J. Crccta.-Mar.hattaa. j rattan. - -
JcSjfc F&lk. Brooklyn. 7. J. O'Neill. The Bronx.
rh*rie» Kur.tifl. Th« Bronx. Hwit C. Petf m. Brooklyn.
Harry 1* L«verett. Maniiat-f Wllliaa ' Tlowrra't. Brooklyn.
t*n (joihm* M- Tori>ej-. Manhß.t-
Thorc«» J. MuUlraa. Th«; tan.
When the second ballot was taken. Alderman
Joseph FaJk, of the 66th District, of Brooklyn,
was out of the room. The other ten voted fur
With Clifford was arrested David Mann, a
foreman in a ■tone yard at 103 d Street and
Second avenue, Manhattan, who acted, it Is
rhargsu. as the go-between In the transac
tion. Subpoena* were immediately issued for
the eleven other Municipal Ownership League
r,»]nbers of the board to appear before the
grand Jury to-day.
The arrests were made following a meeting
■f the Board of Aldermen, when a vote waa
taken lor a Recorder to succeed Supreme Court
Jusrlc* (ML The exposures were the result of
s plan conooctGd by Earl Harding, a reporter on
*"The Morning- Worlo," to, involve the Municipal
There had been a deadlock- in the Board of Al
dermen for aeflffgiej weeks In selecting a Re
order, the contest being nearly a tie vote be
tween Alderman James Cowden Meyers and
Justice Francis R. McAvuy, of the Court of
HOW THE PLOT WAS BORX.
According to Acting District Attorney Smyth,
Mr. Harding, the reporter, waa standing in tha
corridor of the City Hall when he heard a man
"We've got a cinch hold on this matter."
Harding asked the speaker what he infant,
and the man repeated what he had said about
the "cinch," referring to the deadlock.
"What will it cost?" asked Harding.
"There's eleven men, at $C>oo each— that's
15.500. And an extra S.VX) for tho 'go-be
tween.' " is alleged to have been the reply.
Harding told his office what had happened.
He was advised to consult the District Attorney.
On Thursday afternoon, Mr. Jerome turned the
'•as* over to Mr. Smyth and Mr. Murphy, of his
■See. Clifford was to receive the money for
the eleven Municipal Ownership League men
mentioned by him. arid then county detective*
were to arrest Clifford.
Last Friday Harming says he saw Clifford, and
"I've got that money. "We want you to vote
for radge towing for Recorder. Is it under
Clifford \m alleged to have replied that he
understood, hut he added:
"I don't want to take any money 'from you.
I'll introduce you to a good friend of mine, and
he'll take the money."
Harding said he arranged that no money was
to Us paid until "the good* had been tleliv
The reporter says he '.vent to Long Island
City and met David Mann, who was Introduced
as the "go-between." ,
The Hoard of Aldermen met yesterday after
noon. There b*?!ng a quorum present the bal
loting fat Recorder was resumed.
HOW THE VOTE STOOD YESTERDAY.
On the rollcall ex-Jndge Cowing's name was
mef lotted 'o- the first time by Alderman Clif
ford • who had previous^ voted for ox-Judge
PEhnlorJ The other Municipal Ownership
league aldermen then changed their votes from
PaJiolCTl to Cowing The Republican*. remained
Joyalto Meyers nd the Democrats. as her«to
for, voted for McAvoy. ' •:>:V,
On the nrst lleail «»f the day It looked 11*3
another deadlock, the only change being that
fr-Jodge C«wing's name had been substituted
lor tuat of PalmierJ. The result showed , the
M»y»r* . s
Cowlr.K. ••• • • •••••• * l
'■: FAxiy-*,'.\-*u iimiiiin voterl. More came: In.
Continued an eightb pafs,
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CONFIRM MR. CORTELYOU.
Senators Also Act on Messrs. Gar
field, Meyer and 11. K. Smith.
■Washington. Jan. IS* — The nominations of
Oeorg-« Bruce CorteJyou to bo Secretary of the
Treasury, of James R. Garflold to be Secretary
of the Interior, of Georgo yon L. Meyer to be
Postmaster General, and Herbert Knox Smith to
be Commissioner of Corporations were confirmed
by the Senate In executive session this after
noon. There waa no opposition.
The Senate Committee on Finance reported
the nomination of Mr. Cortelyou and Mr. Gar
fleM favorably. Tho vote in committee on both
waa unanimous, the members of the committee
assenting to the view that the President should
be allowed to select his own advisers.
Nona of the nominations confirmed to-day
except that of Mr. Smith will take effect until
HORSE KILLED BY AUTO.
Runaicay Plunges Into Machine —
Three Men Thrown.
A cab horse, after a mad gallop of lour blocks
down Broadway la€t evening, plunged to its
death against a heavy automobile in front of
the Hotel Marlborough, the collision throwing
three men in the two vehicles headlong to the
pavement. The noise of the crash brought out
scores of diners. A crowd of a thousand persons
coon gathered around the wrecked cab.
The men who were thrown out were Joseph
Wessman, of No. 15 West U7ih street, passen
ger In the cab; Joseph .McCarthy, cab driver, of
No. 1073 Second avenue, and Mark I>olan.
chauffeur, of No. 36U West 17th street. Ail re
covered quickly and were apparently uninjured.
SCHOOL EOR CRIPPLES.
Lehman Estate to Give New Build
. ing to Ghetto Children.
The crippled children of the ghetto are going
to have a modern Ere* school. Emanuel Leh
man, senior member of the cotton brokerage
linn of Lehman Brothers, who died at his home.
No. 10 East 4»ith street, last Wednesday, bought
a few weeks ago the three three-story dwelling
houses No. J.'.O to 157 Henry strew*., forming a
plot 60.9 by 75 feet, through Samuel Goldeticker
as a Bite for a new home for the Crippled Chil
dren^ Kast Side Free School, of which Mrs.
Henry Goldmann la president.
On March 15 he would have celebrated hit
eightieth birthday, and be intended to transfer
title to the property on that day to the Insti
tution. He had also had the plans drawn for
the proposed home, which is to be a four story
building, and every detail of the project had
Mr. Lehman's death wll: not delay the build
ing of the home, for his family has taken charga
and will sec that his plans are quickly carried
out Philip Lehman, a eon, yesterday took title
1,7 the Drooerty, and in a few weeks will trans
for It tS the institution. Tlio land and building
to be erected on th« site will represent an out-
She Sfh«-me of the Cripple* Children's
East Side Free School is at No. 20 Montgomery
Hm-et It Ik a three story building on a lot
l'.s by 75 feet The premises were recently
bought by the Institution.
Mr J>hn.un was a trustee of the Baron de
Illrsch fund and the Hebrew Orphan Asylum.
His will has not yet been filed for probate at
the Surrogate's oiHco.
MISS RAINEY MAY BE BUYER
Sister of Racing Man Said To Have Pur
chased Fifth Avenue Plot.
mm Grace Raincy wan yesterday reported to 1
be tho buyer of the plot 30.2 by 120 feet at the
south earner of 7.lth street and Fifth avenue,
recently sold by Otto H. Kalin through Blood-
Bood. de Saullea & Talbot. The plot was sold
for about $800,000. it was mild last night thai
Misfl Ralney would erect a dwelling house on
,h. site for her own occupancy. She lives with
Her brother Paul J. Kainey, at No. 20 West
List street Mr. Hainey paid $43,000 last May
for De Mund, a thoroughbred. ■
Mles Ralney is the daughter of the late \\ J.
Twiner the Cleveland 'coke king. . She is said
to have Inherited from her father's estate about
*10 000.000. Hhe and her brother Paul were out
of town last night No one could be found who
could confirm the report that she was the buyer
of the Kohn plot
FEDERAL JUDGE ATTACKS POSTAL MEN.
Trenton, S. J-. Jltn * •*»•"" In charging the
United States grand Jury to-day Judge William
M i inning scathingly arraigned dishonest em
ntoyei of the portal department. Judge Lanhing
kid that during his two rear* on tho United
States brack it had come to his notice that there
: ,•„.;,, frequent charges of dishonesty
amfnst po»tii employes. He Mid that in thii
flat" of einplovea of the government the general
nubile must place confidence, «nd that dishon-
J-stv among them must cease.
THREE-DAY TRIP TO WASHINGTON.
-r, v \,i v -,,ii* Railroad Tour. January 17. $12 or
•iFS^Mm "n*w York^accorUlns to Avenue. New
f-on^uirc" StSdds!'E. P. A., M 3 Fifth Av.nue.-New.
KINGSTON, LOOKING SOUTHEAST.
(Copyright, 1900, by Underwood A Underwood.)
\ stkett PCErra in* Kingston.
INDICT F. C. FAIRBANKS.
Ohio Grand Jury Alleges He Com
mitted Perjury to Get Married.
Stnuljenvilie. Ohio.. Jhu. I.V- A sensation was
created hern to-day by tho grand Jury returning
an Indictment for perjury aKainet W. C. Fair
banks. s<>n Of Vhe- President Fairbanks, for i»r-
Jury In Hweartng relating to his marrlrage to
Miss Scott, of Pittsburg. *
The charge Is that Mr. Fairbanks went to
Stoubenvllle, disguised himself, and Bald that
he wan a worklngman of Adams County and
that Miss Scott was a resident of the county.
On thin statement, It is alleged, he got a mar
riage licence, and they were married, and left
town Immediately afterward. The prosecutor
Bays that tho paperß will be served upon Mr.
Fairbanks as soon as possible.
[i-y T«l— ra»t to Tin Trtbon«.]
littHhurg, Jan. 16.— James Hcott. father of
Mrs. I r tedertck Cole Fairbanks, called up Mr.
Fairbanks at Springfield, Ohio, on the long dis
tance telephone this evening relative to the
story from Steubenville, Ohio, that Mr. Fair
banks had beon indicted by the grand Jury of
Adams County f-.r perjury. Mr. Fairbanks
I hay« <lone nothing of which I am ashamed,
and nothing for which 1 can be held criminally
liable. I will stand baok of all tho statements
I inarlo at Btaubenvitte when I obtained my
Friends of the Hcott family here claim that
when the couple went to Steubenvllle they wore
met at the depot by a "runner" for a magis
trate In the Ohio (Jretna Green, to whom young
Fairbanks paid a sum of mon«y, It is alleged
that this runner got the license .and made all
the affidavits necessary to obtain the document.
KprtnsUeM. Ohio. Jan. 13.— F. C. Fairbanks said
to-night, whSO visited by a representative of Tho
I took no oath whatever In the Probata Court at
Btoubenvillo. I say this emphatically, us my mem T
orv In regard to this Is distinct. I annworerl their
questions. hut there was no affidavit and no oath
FIREBUGS AT HOSPITAL.
Discharged Porters Accused of Try
ing to Burn Monte /lore Home.
Four HMD suspected of seulng fire to the
Monteflore Home, at Bedford Station, New-
York, wera arrested yesterday by detectives
from the Central Office at the Grand Central
Station, at the request of Dr. L. Rosen berg, su
perintendent of ths institution.
Dr. Rosenberg told Inspector McLaughlin that
the men were porters whom he had discharged
that morning, and that shortly after they left
the place fire was discovered among a lot of
rags soaked with kerosene in. the dormitory
where the men had their quarters. The fire was
discovered before it had gained much headway,
and was easily extinguished by tho Institution's
flre brigade. There was no excitement among
Detective Sergeants Barnatt, Sullivan and
Brown were at the Grand Central when the
twain from Bedford Station arrived, and recog
nized the four men from the description fur
olahad by Dr. Rosenberg. They were taken to
Police Headquarters, (barged with attempt at
arson, and will bo arraigned In the Tombs police
court this morning. They gave their names as
Hans Behaffer, Anton Baneskey, Rudolph Junker
and August Albrecht.
The Monteflore Home is an Institution for
SAVANNAH LINE TO FLORIDA.
Excursion rates to all winter resorts South.
L*rg.-, comfortable ships. ' Telephone 35U5 • Spring.—
Aflvt - V' • ■■ " ■ ■ .■■.-
HUiNDKEI) DIE IX STORM.
Lcyte and Samar Swept by Typhoon
— Great Damage.
Maxilla, Jan. 16. —The Islands of Loyte and
Semar were swept by a typhoon on Junuary 10.
One hundred livos wero lost In Leytft. Th« bar
racks and officers' quarters on the east coast of
Samar were destroyed. No estimate of the dam
age to property has yet been made. Xo damage
to shipping Is reported. The storm In the worst
In ten yearn.
Communication with I^eyte and Samar has
been cut off for six days, and only meagre par
ticular* of the storm were received to-day.
MR. PEIRCE REPLIES.
Calls Elliott's Charge Only Rehash
of Old Malicious Attack.
Christlanla, Jan. I.".— Herbert It. I). .Telrco,
the American Minister to Norway, formerly
Third Assistant Secretary of Stato, in an inter
view to-day relative to the charges mada before
the Houso Committee on Ways and Means at
"Washington yesterday by Professor H. W. El
liott, of Cleveland, made a statement substan
tially an follows:
The charge Is simply a rehash of tho old,
malicious attack which was freely ventilated
and (satisfactorily explained in Secretary Root's
letter to the President, January i£B, 19<>6.
Mr. Pelrce added that he necessarily acted an
counsel for both the government and the clulm
unts before the Ha«rua Tribunal, becauso the
claims ol? those private Individuals were pre
sented under the protection of the government,
and he had to appear In an authorized capacity
ill acting In behalf of individuals. In both
capacities he acted with the full authority of
the late Secretary Hay and upon the formal re
quest of the claimants that In their Interests h»
be authorized to do so. Mr. Palrco also said
that he received no compensation as counsel for
the government, It being expressly stipulated
that he whs to receive compensation from the
claimants out of any reward, and such com
pensation he had Mr. Hay's written authority to
Mr. Pelrce pointed out that ho had succeeded
in netting largo damages for tho claimants.
Home of whom had attempted to collect their
•mare and remove the money out of the District
of Columbia. Ho obtained an Injunction, and
the matter was then settled by mutual agree
Mr. Peirce Bald ho had all the documents In
the case, including a copy of Secretary Hoot's
letter, which h« showed to the correspondent.
P. O. BUILDING ADDITION.
Recommendation for Two More
Stories Presented to Congress.
Washington, Jan. 15.— Congress received to
day the recommendation that legislative provi
sion be made to add two stories to the United
States Courthouse and Postofflce Building in
New York City. The recommendation is made
by. the supervising architect of the Treasury
and approved by Acting Secretary Edwards.
The cost Is estimated at $050,000. The added
quarters will save an annual expense of $14,000,
paid for rental of outside quarters.
" Postmaster Willcox * said last night that tha pro
posed ' addition to the Postofflca Building her*
would not relieve the postal. situation, m it would
only mean on« or two* additional offl.Mß for tha ■:,«•
of the department..." What we want,"- said Mr.
WUlcox, "is to have the appropriation for the nrvr
building passed tut »ooa a* possible" .
BANANAS, THE ECONOMIC SALTATION OF JAMAICA.
Is rgs estate* that were oaee planted la rig ar cane •-* now .-■-•■•'. to bananas.
QUAKE AND FIRE IN KINGSTON
One Hundred Dead and Hundreds Injured ;n Jamaican
Shock and Flames.
SIR J. FERGUSSON REPORTED KILLED
No Other Englishmen or Americans Missing — Enormous Damage to
Property — Many Prominent Persons in the City.
London, Jan. 15.— Kingston, the capital of
the Island of Jamaica, has been devastated
by a violent earthquake, followed by flre. The
loss of life 13 estimated at under one hundred.
Among the dead Is said to be Sir James Fer
gusson. Great damage has been done to the
business section of the city.
The Colonial Office to-night received confirma
tion of tho disaster In a dispatch from Hamar
Greenwood, M. P., sout from Ilollnnrt Bay. at
tho east end of the island.
The telegram says that Kingston has been
ruined by an earthquake, which occurred with
out warning on Monday afternoon at 8:30
o'clock. A very great number of buildings and
dwellings were destroyed, either by the earth
quake, or by the consequent tire.
The military hospital was burned anil forty
soldiers are reported to have been killed, to
gether with several prominent citizens an-1
ninny other Inhabitants.
Sir James Fergusson Is reported to have been
Instantly killed, but no other Englishmen, Cana
dians or Americans are missing.
The city Is quiet, but disciplined workers are
needed. The Governor of the colony. Sir Alex
ander Swettenhain, assisted by Sir Alfred
Jones, Is directing affair**.
The steamer Port Kingston will leave King
ston on Thursday with most of the members
of the party who went out with Sir Alfred
Jones to attend the agricultural conference.
The absence of further details is accounted
for by the breakdown In cable communication,
but the announcement that no Eugllshmen,
Canadians or Americans are missing will great
ly reassure the public concerning the fate of
the unusual number of travellers and others
who are spending the winter In Jamaica or
were attracted there by the nrrrlciiltural and
The party on board the Port Kingston ar
rived at Kingston only on Friday last. The Port
Kingston, In addition to tho members of Sir
Alfred Jones's party, end other guests and pas
sengers on board which gave her a total pas
senger list of more than one hundred persons.
The hi earner left Bristol, F.ugland, December
SO. The party wan composed of about sixty
prominent British statesmen and agricultural
experts. It formed an expedition to the West
Indies In the. Interest of cotton growing 'in
British colonies on the invitation of Sir Alfred
Jones, the president of the British Cotton Grow
ing Association. In addition to Sir Alfred, there
were in the party F. Swanzy, a Went African
merchant; Viscount Mountmorres, 11. O. Ar
nold-Forster. M. P.; I*. Murray Hunter,
of the Liverpool Cotton Association ; A. A.
Pearson, of the British Colonial Office; Sir
Thomas Hughes, of Liverpool: McDowell Na
than, a leading Jamaican merchant: C. Lancas
ter, representing the Liverpool Chamber of
Coinniem*; Mr. Oliver, representing the Man
chester line spinners;. Mrs. Oliver, Sir Thomas
Sluinii, representing the Manchester cotton
spinners; Sir Ralph Moor, L. Rivet, chairman
of the Jamaica Cotton Company, Limited, of
Stockport; Hall Cuine, the author; E. Bryan,
secretary to Sir Alfred Jones; Mr. Hutton.
chairman of the British Cotton Growing Asso
ciation; Mr. CottereH. a member of the West
African section of the Liverpool Chamber of
Commerce; Jesse ' rollings, M. P., and Hennl
ker Heaton, M. P. Other passengers aboard
the Port Kingston bound to Kingston were the
Earl and Countess of Dudley, Evelyn Ellis,
IVivival Phillips, Captain' Rhodes, Lady
Moore, James Parkinson, a member of the
. GREAT BEAR SPRING. WATER.*
"It* -purity ha* - dm 4« ,I, It ■' famous.? — JbferC
Liverpool Cotton Grotvln? Association. ami
Howell Da vies.
A conference of spinners and planters hat!
been planned, to be held In Jamaica at King* v
ston. On this voyage the Port Kingston. want
first to Barbados, where she embarked tony* .
thirty delegates from that colony to attend th% .-*-.;
conference. Tha Port Kingston reached Bar
bados on January S.
The news of the disaster arrived In. London "
too late to-night to become generally fcnowiv ■*">
to the public, but It is certain to causa wide
spread anxiety, and will bring home to tteln>'. .
agination of the Britten people the terror^, of|^ei
an earthquake in a way that trrvn the San
Francisco catastrophe fail*»d to do.
Owing to the active efforts In recent T<fi (^
of Joseph Chamberlain and Sir Alfred Jon«ii«^^
tho commercial development of Jamaica ha*
made tbe Island much better known, and It ha* : -*
been, greatly In favor as a ■winter resort.
Sir Jiime 4*4 * Ferpusson left her« for Jamaicv
In the middle of December. He was expected '
to return at the end of January. It Is cor
known definitely what took him out to th» We*»
Indies, but he possibly was interested In od<»,
of the conferences-
Inquiry was made at a iate hour to-night -in
the residence* of Sir Alfred Jones and irennK
ker Heaton. b»it nothing: had be«n heard frofl»'
either. * - '~:|
CITY REPORTED J\ HVIS.
Fete Buildings Standing. Dispatch
to Halifax Says.
Halifax. Jan. 15.— D. Budge, the manager of'
the Halifax and Bermuda Cable Company, re
ceived a dispatch to-night from William Sulli- '
van, tho manager of the Bermuda Cable Com- h
pany at Kingston. The cable is dated Holland
Bay and reads:
"Nearly whole of city destroyed by earthquake
and fire. Staff all safe, with the exception of •
one member, who is seriously injured."
OXE HUNDRED KILLED.
Estimate from St. Thomas — Part of
City Saved from Flames. * '
' St. Thomas. D. W. 1.. Jan. 15.— According to •
the meagre details of the Kingston earthquake
received here. it would appear that the first
reports that the city had been destroyed v wer«
exaggerated. The flre which followed the short
was still burning on Tuesday morning, although
it had been confined to certain limits. Th»
work of fighting the flames was being: pursued ■
with energy, and in this. respect the situation
seemed to be improving. It was thought th»
fire would be" under control to-night.
The statement Is made that the total loss of
life has not yet been ascertained, but a first
count gives the number of dead at fewer thitu
one hundred and the number of wounded at
several hundred. The hospitals &r» tilled with
Injured persona, and everything pobsibio i? be
ing done for their comfort.
The principal hotel of Kingston (probably ib*
Myrtle Bank) and other important buildings
have been destroyed, and other bouse* in Kin*- ■ .
eton sustained considerable damage.
The flames apparently were confined to th«
piers and the warehouse district. If this is *>,
AUGUSTA, CHARLESTON, SUMMERVILI E.
•10 P M.. 9di A. M. and 925 P. M- l*no«jjJ«J
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