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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 police court. 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 ford'a person. 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. Bronx. • 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 Cowing. 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 Ownership Aldermea. 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 Speciel Sessions. 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 say: "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 said: "I've got that money. "We want you to vote for radge towing for Recorder. Is it under stood ?" 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 ered." 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 following: M»y»r* . s Cowlr.K. ••• • • •••••• * l '■: FAxiy-*,'.\-*u iimiiiin voterl. More came: In. Continued an eightb pafs, :•■■•■. . - iinrlTltlS%llrriiHl«fr^-f^ : T*-f ra ' <: ?-^ II t g; T-f-' 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 March 4. 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 been perfected. 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. York Clt/.-Aflvi- 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 said: 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 license. 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 Associated Press: 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 administered. 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 tho patients. 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 consumptives. 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 receive. 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 ment. 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 cotton conferences. 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 I id* Information Bvmu, Srwajv oar. Nth AdYt. -..