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HARRIMAXTOTELLALL TO 77/: FRANK WITNESS. lifij Attitude Toward Public ( Imnged '. Say Friends. Ed- 1 ."!'! H. Harrlman will go on the stand, ■n-hen 'he interstate Commerce Commission re- Its s.-psione in the Federal Building at 10 morning, prepared to state fully and frankly his entire connection with the various tare? and operations which are to* l"- j. < . Investigation. Never before has Mr. J:' witness, whatever •t from him In such investigations being • ■ the shrewdness and per •he inquisitor. Put Mr. Harrlman has changed his attitude . the public according to those who know tiraately. He now realizes th<^ power of pul :i<* I feels that the newspa redited mediums for the pres sentiment, according to the aiii'ii. Hitherto he has always been nwUling witness." This, sccord friends, was partly because he al ways epoke quickly and briefly, and sometimes rione too distinctly, and also because he thought . -ted only the conclusion, believ rui lie undTn • st that was in his mini Mr. Harriman has been made to appreciate these facts, and it Is his intention, so his friends i«ay, not only to make a ready answer to all the questions asked him by counsel for the Inter state Commerce Commission, but even to volun teer information which will be of assistance to them in ting at the inside facts regarding the 50-ealied "Harrii influence" in railroad circles for the last eight years. Frank B. Kellogg and C. A. Severance, of St. Taul. counsel for the Interstate Commerce Com mission, have been at the Waldorf for several days, putting the finishing touches on their preparations for the session. They would not discuss their plans yesterday, but it is under stood they feel well pleased with the progress they have made so -.-. They hope to prove be fore the conclusion of the investigation that the operations of Mr. Harriman were in restraint of trade. The examination of Mr. Harriman will without ooubt take up all the time to-day, but how much linger than that depends entirely upon develop ments. From what Mr. Harriman's friends say of his willingness to testify at length, his ex amination may be considerably prolonged. WITNESSES TO BE CALLED. Among others who may be called are Jacob It Schlff, head of Kuhn. Loeb & Co.; Otto H. Kahn, of that firm; William G. Rockefeller. H. C. Frick, H. H. Rogers and C. W. Hilliard, con troller of the Chicago & Alton. James Stillman, president of the National City Bank, who is de lired as a witness, Is now In Europe, One of the things that Mr. Harriman will be tailed upon to explain will be the reorganization of the Chicago & Alton in 1899. It will be said •hat at that time it was hard to obtain money, *ud f-pecial inducements had to be made to pet enough to float enterprises. The syndicate •which bought the road did not consist solely of Mr. Harriman, Mr. BcbtS. Mr. Gould and Mr. Stliliiuui. but was made up of more than one hundred Individuals and firms. At that time they could not foretell the wonderful prosperity * nat followed in 1900 and later, it will be ex plained. One of the points of the reorganization- of the Alton that has beeii severely criticised in some i irclt-s was the selling of 3 per cent bonds to the stockholders for 65. while the public later bought i hem around SO. The New York Life Insurance Company purchased a Mock of them at 96. i 'barges have been made that the Harriman syndicate profited to the extent of eorne $7,000,- Of'O by the increase in value of these bonds. Regarding this, it .•ay possibly be held that 6i was a fair price for a 3 per tent bond of that character, and that its later increase in value was dv* to Its having been made a savings bank bond — that is. savings banks w<»re authorized to purchase it for investment. HEAVY CAPITALIZATION OF C. & A. ♦'riticism has also been directed against what has been called the excessive capitalization of the Chicago & Alton. Its original capitalization was about J33.000.000, and the syndicate put in s=ome $40,000,000 immediately on acquiring the road. .-■!]• a large ■ i Into an agree to control the it ai the sessions of 7>i»; co: muary that the books of tbe . . been turn-d ovei to th< Rock A transaction which Mi Harriman will be called on to explain will be the turning over to William ItockeMler of 30.000 shares of Souther^ Pacific Mock held by the Union Pacific This t.ps the lime when Jam p s R. Keene was manag ing a pool in Southern Pacific. The reported ex planation of Mr. Harriman Is that Mr. ECeen« had begun injunction proceedings to prevent the voting of tho Southern Pac-ific stock held by the Union Pacific Mr. Harriman feared, it is reported his explanation will ho. that Mr. Keene niifht get control of the Southern Pacific for speculative purpose He holds thai the transfer of the Flock to Mr. Rockefeller was Justified under the circumstances. The injunction asked for by Mr. Keene was not granted, no the stock •> h% transferred back to the Union Pacific. But Mr. Harriman has not yet explained why no rec <->M of the fact that Mr. Rockefeller held the f'oek from the spring until the fall appeared In 'he report of the Union Pacific lor 190 H. Just how t;iis can be satisfactorily [plained is caus ing ir.uch discussion. MR. KEENE'S POOL SMASHED. While the Southern Pacific stock was held by Mr. Rockefeller the Southern Pacific pool, oper ated by Mr. Keene. was smashed. It is under stood, however, that ah intimation that this Mock might ha.ye been sold for the purpose of influent-ing the market and breaking the pool has not the blightest foundation in fact. Another thing in the management of the "Union Pacific- that has caused more or less discussion ■«a£ the purchase of various slocks with surplus funds of the Union Pacific It has been sug- IfvEtei that there mis'", have been some per sonal profits for certain directors In thi pur chase 'if these stocks. It Is said, however, that Whenever stock was bought from a director it cru dune only after Che transaction had been decided on by other, directors, and i' was bought tit the market price. A large block of Illinois Central was bought in this way. and also largo personal holdings of stock of he St. Joseph & • Irand Island Hallroad. Evidence that eince Juno 20 nearly J5.000.000 of this stock had be^n bought by th^ Union Pacific was brought out at '.'.«• Jajiuary session of the commission. g:_d pipe causes boys death. - c. _M .... Tana i al< ot Ine polsonii *.-. certificate .- a pipe -■ : their FLOP.iDA . ' 7 ION C'<j; j . r li Aiian u. Cout L [.- Aavu _ To-day, fair. . To-morrow, fuir aod colder; southwest winds. ZELAYA AGAIN AT WIRE. Nicaragua*! President Once More laixjh Blame on Honduras. The Associated Pre>s yesterday received the following dispatch: Managua. Feb. Lo. 8:30 7. If.— We went to war because Hunduran forces attacked our small garrison on tho frontier, looting, burning and killing;. We demanded satisfaction and It -was denied us: we agreed to accept whatever decis ion the arbitration court might render, but Pres ident Boniiia of Honduras dissolved the court by withdrawing the Honduran arbitrator. >'icarapua has trlumped in four combats over the Honduran forces without suffering one de feat. Our forces are to-day in the territory of Honduras. ZELAYA, President of Nicaragua. NICARAGUANS AID HONDURAS. Opposition Leaders Serving in Army of President Bonilla. Panama. Feb. 24.- — The mail which arrived here to-day brought a proclamation siprned at <"holuteca, Honduras, by Generals Anastasio Oritz. Paulino Godey, Emiliano Chamarro, Benito Cehavarrla, Antonio Bustos and Rafael Hernan dez, representing the various political opposition parties in Nicaragua, who are among the officers of the army of President Bonilla of Honduras. The proclamation is addressed to Central Ameri cans, and says, among other things, that Presi dent Zelaya'e downfall is an urgent necessity for the purification of th« political situation In Nicaragua. DR. MADRIZ GOES OVER TO ZELAYA. Managua, Feb. 24. — Dr. Madriz arrived here to-day from Salvador to offer his 6ervlces to the government. He is an important leader of the Nlcarasruan opposition. AMMUNITION FOR SALVADOR. Pan Francisco. Feb. 24.— The Pacific Mail Line Gteamship Newport, which sailed from this port yesterday for Panama and way ports, carried six hundred ca.ses of ammunition for Salvador. MOOR HE AD FORGIVES SON Reconciliation Begun at Funeral of Daughter Killed in Wreck. [By Telegraph to The Tribune. J Plttshurg. Feb. 24.— John Moorhead, Jr.. has forgiven his eldest son, whom he disinherited last May for eloping with his mother's French maid. The reconciliation began beside the coffin of Miss Anna Katherine Moorhead, the only daughter and Ulster, who was killed in the wreck on the Harlem division of the New York Central a week ago last Saturday. The younger Mr. Moorhead, who had proved his ahillty to support his wife, and his devo tion to h*r ■went with her to his sister's funeral la?t Saturday. His father's anger had already been softened by his course since the elopement, and after the funeral the couple, went to the family home, where the mother completed tho reconciliation. FIRE SCARE IN CHURCH. More Than a Dozen Hurt in Wild Stampede in Chicago. Chicago, Feb. 24. — More than a dozen women and children were injured, several serioußly, in a fire scare in an Italian church to-day. Two hundred persons became frightened by escaping vapor from a radiator and rushed from thf» building. Most of the injured were trampled on or cut by glass from a window, which was demolished. • FORTY LOST IN WRECK. All Passengers Rescued from the Imperatr'hv Off Crete. Cai ■;>. Crete, Feb. 24.— A1l the passengers on board the Austrian Lloyd steamer Imperatrix, which ran on a rock Friday evening near Cape Elashonici, were paved, but forty members of the crew, of whom thirty-two were Austrians and eight were Indians, perished. Among those rescued are the captain, the doctor and the first engineer of the Imperatrlx. I'.r-ign warships brought sixty-three surviv ors to this port, and others were transferred to the Austrian Lloyd steamer Castore, which was sent from Trio-te to assist In the work of res cue. Several persons who were Injured at tho time of th<- accident are being attended here. The first boat launched from the Imperatrix was swamped Immediately. The bows of th< steamer arc above wat. i her stern is submerged. Emperor Francis Joseph has telegraphed an urgent request for all avallahle news concern ing the Imperatrix. The vessel carried a valu able cargo of timber and sugar. BRAVERY OF CAPTAIN SPERLING. London. Feb. ~~<. The newspapers here ai;d on the Continent are ringing with praise for the heroism of Captain Sperling, of Dordrecht, to whose initiative and courage It w;is entirely dun that the last three survivors of thn steamer Berlin, which was wrecked off the Hook of Hol land, were rescued. All the survivors of the Berlin are improving. Sad scenes were witnessed at Harwich yesterday on the arrival for burial of the first consign ment of bodies of those who met death in the disaster. Many bodies are still missing, and a Dumber of those that have been found have not yet been identified. Memorial services for the dead were held at The Hague and in Lon don yesterday. ICE WORMS DIE FROM HEAT. Mercury Rises to Forty-five Below Zero at Minto, and Blue Snow Falls. Winnipeg, Man., Feb. 24 (Special).— Mall ad vices from White Horse, Y. T., under date of January 25, say: "Last Sunday was the coldest day of the winter at this place, the temperature being 70 below sera Regular services were held at all the churches, but not to minstrel show crowds. At Yukon Crossing the temperature went to h'2 below, according to the government thermometer, and nearly an Inch of blue snow fell at Tantaine. At Mlnto, twenty miles below Yukon Crossing, Ice worms began to chip at midnight Saturday. and many of them attained a growth of several inches by Monday morning, when the thermometer rose to 4.*) below, caus ing th' to die from heat and suffocation. Yes terday and to-day the weather has been warm and sultry, th< temperature having risen to 10 below 7"ro. if «he temperature rises man] tore ■1o3)tos tho uttering caused by the intense heat will be tcirible." NEW-YORK, MONDAY. FEBRUARY 25, 1H07.-TWELVE PAGES.-^,th. c S3KS!JSL«« OLD WINTER LOOKS UP. /)/;/:/' .s.vojr cove us city. Sir-Inch Fall Frozen in Sfra is Many Hurt. Driven by a ten-mile breeze, a heavy snow storm from the northeast enveloped the city yesterday. The first snowfiake fell on the tower of the weather bureau at precisely 11:13 a. n... and by 7 o'clock nearly si?. Inches of snow hud fallen. Then the storm turned to rain, filling: tlio streets with a slushy mixture of filth, which at midnight, with a sudden drop in temperature, congealed Into an unpleasant and dangerous Ice coat for sidewalk and pavem< nt. \\y ;: o'clock the New York City Railroad had all its ploughs out cleanup its tracks and piling the snow up for teams i'> struggle through to-dny. The wet snow Clung to the contact rull of the elevated lines and caused a fine display of fireworks without materially delaying the trains. Many accidents due to snow covered Ice were reported to the police and hospitals. The first occurred shortly after the snow began falling. Among those reported by the police were: BAIITEL. Adolph sixty years old. a tailor, of No HO Bast 179 th street, dislocated shoulder and a H'raltKd right ankle. GRAHAM, Bridget, thirty-eight m™ old. of No. 408 F.ast 20th street, fractured rißht thigh and contusions of the bod LUHMAK, Henry, sixty-six yoara old of No. «24 Ea«t fith street, fractured left hip M'MAHON, Janes, forty-two yenrs old, of No. 21S Kast 22.1 street, scalp wound and abrasions of tho body. NELSON, Albert, thirty years old. of No 150 East 30th street, fractured right ankle ROSENBERG. Rachel, thirty el pM yrnrs old of No. M» Norfolk street. fractured left I**'. SMITH. M!*« uill», twenty-one years old, of So. 819 Hi 70th (treat, fractured right leg Staten Island suffered more than any other part of the city. Those trolley lines which run across the Island, with half a dozen hills to climb, were put out of commission by the snow, which made the rails as slippery as though greased. Places like Grant City and Linoleum - villo were entirely cut off by the snow, and even the shore lines had great difficulty in keep ing to schedule. The ferry service was delayed to a consider able extent by the thick weather. The boats were anywhere, from ton to thirty minutes late on each trip. It was the harbor traffic indeed which suf fered most. Although the Sunday traffic there is considerably less than on weekdays, there is much of it, nevertheless. The British steamer Nanette, from Trinidad and Cienfuegos with sugar for the Federal Refining Company, at Yonkers, has been lying in the Liberty Island anchorage for three or four days. She started up the river for Yonkers yesterday, but off 12. .th street she encountered so much Ice that, considering the thick weather, her skipper put back to the anchorage. A dozen coasters and steamers from Carib bean ports pot to the Bar yesterday, but stayed outside Lrcsi\i*f of th<- thick weather. The Etruria and the Philadelphia, weighted down nt the bows with Ice, which ran from Pllmsoll mark to crow's nest, came In and up to their piers, the passengers heartily sick of their sea trip with Its rough The trip of the Btruria was an exceptionally rough one. Intense cold being encountered all the ■way. Especially was this true on Wednesday and Thursday, when the vessel ran Into a wes terly gale, which threw up spray to the crow's nest, freezing as quickly as It struck th« mast. Old salts along the river front were unani mous in the opinion that for years a vessel has not come }•,- port here with such an arctic appearance. During the gale a part of the bridge and rail were torn a ■. .iv. but the steam er rode through •' • heavy s<>ns with undaunted spirit. Although the rain Indicated that tl k to-day for th< contractors, all pr< p ired i , and unless the snow Is cleared away by thi t!,< re w 111 be about thn • • men al work In Manhattan this morning cleaning the rtre< I - i • WORST STORM OF WINTER AT GENEVA. Geneva,"- N. V-, Feb. C 4. — Geneva and surrounding country district* were to-night In the grasp of tho worst* storm of the winter. Snow has fallen since morning, and, drive before a gale from the south, piled into huge drifts. City and Interurbai elec tric lines were badly crippled and steam trains v. ere all reportt-d late. SCHMITZ TO RUN AGAIN. Said to Have Entered Deal With 'Frisco Corporate Interests. | n> Telegraph to Tbm Trtban*. j San Francisco, Feb. 24.— Friends of Mayor Bchmits her.- have received advices from him in the last few days which show that he expects turn and begin a campaign for a fourth t.-nn as Mayor of San Francisco. Schmltz is said to have consulted with friends who ■ r« heads of corporations that swing most of the In fluence iti San Francisco. The programme Is said to be to re-elecl Schmltz, who will name labor candidates for Supervisors so objectionable that they c-;in !>•• easily defeated by men selected by the corporations. Abraham Reuf will be dropped from politics. The corporate Interests, It Is said, will repay their debi to Schmltz for gaining control of the city by using their Infiu to prevent his conviction for extortion. Former Commissioner Maestrettl, of the De partment of Public Works believes he can de feat Schmitz by running Ji. H. Countryman, a lawyer, as Labor and Republican candidate. BERKELEY NEW CAPITAL? May Supplant Sacramento a.s Seat nf California's Lawmakers. [By Telegraph to The rlbune.] San Francisco, Feb. 24.— Sacramento, which has long been the State capital, may soon lose the honor. Tho Republican majority in the Legislature is disgruntled because Sacrament.. County failed to give the usual Republican ma jority, and because the city went Democratic. The Capitol building is practically ruined and must be rebuilt, and when Berkeley, tho univer sity town across the bay, offered land for a new Capitol .«it>\ the Legislature favored It. Members . HcrKelty yesterday and Inspected the site. Berkeley i< more central than Sacramei to, and bus better facilities f>n- caring for members of the Legislature. COLLEGE OF STE. MARIE BURNED. Montreal, Feb. 3i Th« College of Bte. Marie, at Marlevllle, was burned to the ground on Saturday morning. Two hundred and twenty-five students escaped. Many "f them lost their effects. The loss la floO.ow; insurance. JSU.UOO. BATTLESHIP NEW JERSEY GOES SOUTH. Boston, Feb. 24.— The battleship New Jersey, which h;is been at the local navy yard for th" last nix months, sailed to-day for Cuban waters to Join the North Atlantic Bee) She will stop at Newport fir torpedoes and at New York fur ammunition* ORDEAL FOR MRS. THAW JEROMES SURPRISE DUE. Defence Prepared to Fight Against .Lunacy Com mission. The continuance of the trial of Harry Kendall Thaw before Justice FttzGerald, in the Criminal Branch of the Supreme court to-day, will rest th« many rumors that have been current for the last four days as to the expected "sensa tion" by District Attorney Jerome. There have been many rumors that the District At would make an application for ■ commission In lunacy, and It would appear as if the matter was settled. But it Is not. Mr. Jerome, it is understood, will not make such a drastic move unless he believes that he. hns sufficient evi dence to 'in so. and so far he has not The de fence, likewise is up In arms against even the possibility of a commission, and every point that astute lawyers and advisers can sum mon would be brought Into play should Mr. Jerome attempt such a move. one i.f the counsel f<>r the defence referred rday to two criminal cases where applica tions were made by the prosecution for a com- 1 mission in lunacy. In each instance the i was denied after the defence had coi I thai the defendant was well able and sane enough to confer \\ith his counsel. "With this legal ruling, the defence, It is said, will be pre pared to fight any action by 1 '■ trict Attor ney for a commission. It Is safe to Bay, however, thai Thaw, his fam ily, and his counsel are all worried over What the day ay develop. While counsel do not he lieve thai a commission can be obtained, Thaw and some of his family are nervous. Thaw plainly showed his worry yesterday. He paced the corridors of the Tombs during the recreation time In a nervous, agitated manner. He saw several of his counsel during the day. John B. Gleason visited him for a short time, and lattr Clifford W. Hartridge was with him for over an hour. Thaw's conference with Mr. Hartrldge, It Is understood, was almost entirely on the in sanity proposition, particularly as to what Dr. Deemar and Dr. Bingaman may say on the wit ness stand. To divert his mind from lexlng trouble of thr- present time, Thaw attended the es in the Tombs yesterday for the first time In several w.-eks. He entered fully into the m< -nig all of the hymns and pay ing close attention to the addre As far as the actual procedure of the trial is v thing that Is known definite ly i<> that Mrs. Evelyn Nesblt Thaw will continue under cross-examination to-day. Assurances wei* given that her en •i i tlnation would be before any other ai tion was taken, it is known that the District Attorney is prepared to spring rise during T h" cross-examination of Mrs. Thaw. This "surprise." it Is understood, will have nothing to do with an application for a in lunacy. It is expected to appear form of a question regarding Mrs. Thaw's acquaintance with a man other than Stanford White. Dr. Carlton Flint, the physician whose name i-examinatlon of Mrs, Thaw visited by her In company with "Jack the Distrid a-- ■■..-. had quoted correctly the '••c'tii.d to discuss the matter .-.ny more than to say he had seen his name In : iwever, that • ilked with him. Dr. Flint, I- j S v • refused to tell elth< i • ■ nal privili - Mr. Jeroi ■ ttack.t . ! i \<. ill ask her a bout t ■ going Into ■ 1 in court • . on Thursday. ANOTHER 11.I 1 . H. R. WRECK. Fast Express Runs Into an Open Srmtch in Pittsburg Yard. lit The Phil . • spresa ■ ii the Pennsylvania Railroad due here nt 6:33 ran into an open switch in the yards at I6lh street, about 7 o'clock to-night. Ambu lances from the Western Pennsylvania and Alle gheny General hospitals were hurriedly sum to tut- Union station, but, accord ilroad officials and hospital physicians, no one was Injured. The New York express due here at 7 o'clock narrowly escaped running Into the Philadelphia train, and caused b among th<- already frightened passengers. coach on the Philadelphia tram was tele scoped and two others were thrown from the track. The train was late, and v faster than usual through the yards. Although the .<.■ ■ Ideni oc urred almost in the heart of the city, it was Borne time before it became ki from stating that no persons had been ln- Jured, all Information was refused by the rail road officials. It was learned late to-night that five women passengers on the Philadelphia express were Injured. It Is Bald they sustained serious cuts and bruises. They received medical attention from hospital and railroad physicians, and later continued their Journey west Uia BROOKLYN FIRE. Old Assembly Rooms Destroyed and Traffic Tied Up. All streetcar traJßc to Manhattan was stopped for two hours and damage estimated at SBO,QOO was caused by a tire I In the building at No. 523 to 327 Washington street, Brooklyn. This building was famous for many years as the old Brooklyn Assembly Rooms and as Maurice Daly's billiard academy. The elevated trains on the Brooklyn Bridge i A , ; -, tied up for more than an hour, and vast crowds of men and women congregated at the Manhattan end of the structure, it wa o'clock when the trains became Btalled, and no more trains crossed the bridge until after 9:42 o'clock. The fire was discovered at 8 o'clock in the wins cellar of Mlddleton & Dannenfleld, who occupy No. 323. Through some mistake the lire depart ment was summoned to ■ Hudson avenue and Plymouth street, several blocks away, and be fore the engines reached Washington street the firo had gained considerable headway. The flames spread to the building at No. 321 Washington street, formerly occupied by the Brooklyn Postofflce, and partly on the site of the Brooklyn Theatre, which was burned in lS7ti. a fourth alarm was sent in by Chief Duffy, of the Fire Department, who was in charge of the tire. Reserves from the 47th. ."■<rth. i'.ttii and 57th precincts were called to hold back the Sunday night crowds. The tenants who occupied the buildings are: Uppington's i Street Directory Company, Brook lyn branch of "The New York Herald' in No. 821; William Corde's bowling alleys, Mlddleton & Dannenfeld, L. Schwaeger and the Famous Clothing Company, In No. 328 to 327 Washing ton street. The building where the tire started is ■ four story brick structure, extend 0 short block to Flood Alley. No. 321 Washing ton street Is a three story brick building Deputy Fir" Commissioner"^ Charles 8, \Vlm and Deputy Police Commissioner A. J. O'Keefe were at the fire. ' , MAY BE PEXX. STRIKE. Brotherhood Asks Trainmen to De cide Question for Themselves. fßy Telegraph to The Trlbunp.l Wilmington, Del., Feb. I^'t. — It was announced to-day that as a result of the failure of the general grievance committee of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen to reach an agreement with General Manager Atterbury of the Penn sylvania Railroad for shorter hours and more pay. a circular tetter h;is been sent to all train mi n east of Pittsburg submiUing the question of 8 strike to the men themselves. The railroad company has offered the follow ing scale of wages: Day conductors, 33 cents an hour; day brakemen, liS cents; night conductors, 34 cents; night brakemen, !".( cents. It 1b stated that this will not be accepted. The national officers of tho brotherhood will meet In Phila delphia next week and take action. ERIE TURNED WATER OFF. Firemen Unable to Save Freight Of fice I Alter in Daif. An Erie Railroad freight office in Jersey City. at Tonnele avenue and Stagg street, was de stroyed by fire last night, chiefly because the railroad had caused the Tonnele avenue water circuit shut off to enable some repairs to be made In ti Thousands of waybills, ncor.ls of freight transfers and $1,064 worth of office furniture were destroyed. A large safe containing more than H.MM In cash Is in the the fire engines arrived Battalion Chief K. m tried to pump water, but could not. Think ing the hydrants were frozen, he, put men to work building tires to thaw them. Then he found that the circuit had been shut off. and s' nt th<-> firemen home. BURDEN GIFT BURNED. Woodside Chapel at Troji Destroyed -Ten Alarms in Daif. Troy. X. T . F"b. 24. -Woodside Presbyterian I nas destroyed by fire to-day. Tl Is $52,000. The chape] was erected for the < hureh by the late James A. Burden. I. Town send Burden and Mrs, Margaret K. Proudtlt, the r b The attained a hugs library, and many of the. books were highly valued. The church with which the chapel is connected is on top of a high hill, and the street was so icy that the apparatus reached the scene only in ttme to pave the church Itself. Within loss than twenty-four hours ten alarms of fire were sounded, breaking the record. The first nine were for slierht blazes. The last was for the chapel fire. REV. DR. BURR KILLED. Bod. Found' Near B. $ A. Tracks nt Westboro, Mass. Westboro. Mass.. Feb. '24.— Tho mutilated and dismembered body of the Rev. Dr. Everett D. Burr, a pron - ■ nt Baptist clergyman of Newton Centre, Mass., was found to-day lying beside tho eastbound tracks of the Boston and Albany division of the New York Central Railroad, near tho Summer street bridge. The body was dis covered r.y the crew of ■ Worcester bound freight train. Medical Examiner Charles S. Knight viewed the body and stated that. In his opinion, death was due to accident. He said that the victim had undoubtedly fallen from a moving train while passing from one car to another; that his clothing had been caught by some portion of a train and the body dragged over the ties for about 4»K) feet, the blood on the sleepers indicat ing that it had been dragged that distance. Dr. Burr was one of the best known clergymen of the Baptist denomination In Massachusetts. He was an alumnus of Brown University, at Providence, and the Crosier Theological Semi nary, of Pennsylvania. For several years he was pastor of the Ruggles Street Baptist Church, in Boston. He was forty-five years old. A wife and two children survive, him. Newton Centre, Mass., FVK Jl Dr. Birr left his home here at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon without Informing his family as to his destina tion. Earlier In the day he received a telegram a friend In New York, and it was supposed • .-day that lie was on his -way to that city in response to it. He had been suffering from a severe attack of grip, and had not fully recovered. Among his friends to-nhrht It was) neral opinion that he was suddenly at tacked by dizziness while passing from ono car to another on one of the No* York trains and fell to the tracks. It was a matter of surprise here that both Dr. Burr's watch ami purse- were missing when the body was found. The watch was a valuable one, and it was known that the purse contained between *:*> and $100. THREE MORE WHALES SIGHTED. Skeleton of Amagansett Leviathan To Be Placed in Central Park. [ By Telegraph to The Tribune. ] Amagansett, Long Island. Feb. M -A big bull Whale and two smaller ones were sighted on* here to-night, going seaward at a rapid gait. No at tempt was made to capture them. The cutting up of tl*- big whale captured on Friday drew many visitors here to-day. Captain "Josh" Edwards and his brother had a large force at work curving up the monster, and by noon at least five hundred spectators were on the scene. The noon train from New V.irk brought three car loads of passengers. At i o'clock to-night th* men were working in a blinding U twstona, high wind and zero weather. with a high tea running. Half the blubber in the thirty feet of tail had bssa stripped from the car cass, A small building -.van erected to-day, which trill be used to try out th<» blubber oa Tuesday. Captain Dftwatds is now confidant ■>' producing ninety barrels of oil. The skeleton and bone at tho whaJt* wore sold this evening to K. I>. Schenek. of Summit, X. J . for the Museum of Natural History, »f Now York City When prepared tor exhibition it will be placed In Central P. irk. The price paid whs C.tw, One thousand dollars was paid ;\>r the Wainscot calf w lUiout the whales HOTEL BURNS, FIREMEN INJURED. Guests Escape, but Lose Greater Part of Effects at Middletown, N. Y. Middl.town. N. V.. Feb. 24. — Several firemen were injured in a fire that badly damaged the Russell House to-day. The guests escaped, but lost the greater part of their effects. The loss is estimated Hi ?25.»XKX mFTER ALL, USHER'S THE SCOTCH Uiat made the highball lamous.— Advb PRICE THREE CENT& PRESIDENT AT GROTOX. BRIEF VISIT TO SON. Starts Back to Washington — Bdd>\ Weather for Trip. fßy Telegraph to Th» Tribune. 1 Boston. Feb. 24.— The President left Boston at S o'clock this evening in a heavy snowstorm. The weather clerk evidently misplaced some of bis switches, for the weather here since yester day morning has been decidedly bad. When, the President reached Boston on Saturday morn ing from Washington, an hour and a quarter behind time on account of the bad weather. th» mercury registered "> degrees below zero, and aH the rest of the day it remained low down in th« bulb. The wind blc^v with great sharpness, and during all the President's Journeylngs about Boston and Cambridge winter made things as disagreeable as possible. The north wind relented somewhat this morn-* ing in Boston, but up at Ayer and Groton. where* the President went to visit his son Kermlt lr» the forenoon, the thermometer had another drop and the residents of the two little towns proved their loyalty when they turned out in goodly numbers to cheer for him. The President anil Mrs. Longworth made the trip to Groton. Mrs. Roosevelt and Miss Ethel went up the day be-» fore and remained over night at the house nt Dr. William M. Gardner, ■ brother of Congress man Gardner. Dr. Gardner is an instructor at th« Groton school, where Kermit is being pre-« pared for Harvard. At (Jroton there wore % family reunion and luncheon, and in the after-* noon" the President went for a Ion? walk wit':» Kermlt over the snow-covered country roads. The President's special train left Ayer fo? Boston shortly after 6, and reached South Sta tion before 7. There his private car Magnet was run in on Track 16 to wait for the making up of the Federal Express, to which it was attached for the trip to Washington. Owing to th* heavy travel the express was cut in two before leav ing Boston, and the Magnet and the through sleepers were run as Section 1. Th<- day coaches followed a few minutes later. Shortly before the President's departure from Boston Representative Longworth. who had spent the day with friend?. Joined the party lit the Magnet. HAS BREAKFAST WITH FRIENDS. As the train moved from the South terminal a crowd of people who had assembled gave .•» series of cheers for the President, who acknowl edged the demonstration by waving hi* armb and bowing. President Roosevelt slept last night at th« home of his friend. Dr. William Sturgis Blgelow. and there this morning he had breakfast to gether -with a few personal friends. These in cluded Governor Curtis Guild, jr.. George H. lay man, collector of the port of Boston: Judir** Francis C. Lowell, of the United States Circuit Court, and Major W. Austin Wadsworth. who was formerly a staff officer In the Philippine Islands. Th« early morning was spent quietly at the Bigelow home, and about l :3i") o'clock? Mr. Roosevelt was driven to the North terminal, ■where a special train was waiting to take him to Groton. Mrs. Longworth arrived before he? father and greeted the President from the spe cial car, which, with two coaches, made up th« train. Several hundred people were grouped along the approaches to the tracks when th» President and Dr. Rig^low appeared, and th<% President was given a cordial greeting as ha passed through the station to his e^r As th<» train pulled out about 11 o'clock Mr. Roosevelft stcod upon the platform and waved a friendly* goodby to the spectator?, who ease) repeat edly until the train was lost 10 view. Just as the train was passing slowly out then* was one incident which plainly aroused the fear* of the two Secret Service men who stood at either side of the President, and at the MM tlm* alarmed many of the people who chanced to sea It. A middle aged man ran quickly down th« platform behind the President"? cat and. when within a few feet of it. threw a pap«r parcel to ward the President's feet. One <>f the detectives tried to ward off the parcel before it struck th« car, but failed. The mlssle proved to be a silk; flag Inclosed In a paper bag. th* gif) of an ad mirer. SPEAKS TO SCHOOLBOYS The train reached AyVe Junction shortly he fore noon. Professor Gardner was at the station with a big six-seated Russian sleigh drawn by two horses. The first thing the President did after alighting from the train was to shak* hands with the engineer and fireman, and then he responded to the cheers of people v.-ho had assembled ha his honor at th*» station. X n< » sleighing is excellent in the country, and tt>*t President and his daughter had a ride of about three miles to Professor Gardner's home. As soon as the dinner was eaten at PfoftsaasSl Gardner's home, the President and the other 1 went to the "Hundred House." one of the school buildings, where Mr. Roosevelt was introduced from the platform to an audience made up of about one hundred and fifty students and parents and friends of the pupils. The President gave what he was pleased to call a "short ser mon to the boys." "It always seems good to me to visit Groton,*' he remarked In opening, "and I intend In th* future years to make many trips here. T am farther of one graduate from this school, one of the boys now here, and also of two other boys who will attend here later." . Mr. Roosevelt continued by saying that when he finished his COQaas course his friends advised him not to enter the go\orning class, as it. con sisted mostly of an undesirable type of persons, but he had told them that he had fully made un> his mind to take part in the work of. govern ment. He resolved also, he said, to enter th^» cavalry service, so that In case of trouble ha could do his own fighting, and not depend on others to do It tec him. The President talked a little on the subject of football, and told the boys to take advantage of their education rightly and always play th» game of football fairly Us expressed the opin ion vigorously thai Intercollegiate football should by no means be abolished. "1 have given a sermon, though a short one." concluded the President, '"and now I wish good] luck to all of you." Then cam*; a reception for all the boys of tho school at Profesaor Gardner's home, where cbxx olats was served and where all had an oppor tunity i<> meet th* Pioatdaat. Th« President's special car arrived at the South Station an hour before the time for th» departure of the Washington train. A detail of three hundred police was at the station to preserve order and to guard the train, with tho result that the crowd did n<.t get near the Pres ident's car. Shortly before 8 o'clock Congress man Long worth arrived at the station and en tered the special car. In which he proceeded to Washington. The spectators were startled, and the Pra»l dent himself was surprised, when, just as ho appeared upon the rear platform as the train moved away, there tame a flash of burning pow der, followed by a muffled explosion. A photog rapher had arranged his camera a few feet be hind th» car. Th« President smiled at the cheer- Ing crowd, and as the train disappeared from Usb -