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> •' 1 -» • — — ,i,rtj. To-morrow. §howrr» at ni»hl ; south wind*. SOME OF THE SCENES IX THE CITY'S OBSERVANCE OF EASTER. " MIC. AND MRS. TIMOTHY L WOODOUFF. THE CROWD IX FIFTH AVENUE, OPPOSITE THE CATHEDRAE gIAGARA LOSS MILLION T HK VOICE OF THE RIVER IS MITE. ti&Greaicr Damage Feared Unless Ice Melt* Gradually Silence Said T Be .1 /> palling. Buffalo. April 11.— Twice this year, for the first tae since the white man has come to the banks rf the Niagara, the voice of the river has been nutc. The first time was late in February. T.iien. following a severe northerly blow, the Falls ran dry. and now. for the second time, fol lowing a severe sou'wester, when th* flood is frozen solid fn-m bank to bank. The damage is estimated conservatively at $1,000,000. Unprecedented weather has brought about the conditions. On Wednesday of last week the trnrst pale of the season and the most violent that the records of the Weather Bureau ever recorded for April tore out of the south* and. fo'lowhig the lakes and the channel of the Niagara. left ruin in its wake. The solid Ice fields of Lake Krie were churned from end to nd and piled in a huge conglomerate at the lower enc of the lake. At Niagara Falls there had been a heavy ice bridge in the pool belcw the cataract since the JBiddle of th* winter. Under the impact of the ■a* of ice rom the take above, and th- added f *<&* brought down by the wind, the bridge tav« «■•:■ au.j began to surge down the rapids. bat before it could win freedom in the ample ■naters of Lak~ Ontario the wind shifted again tr. th? north. ir.Ftantly the moving floes packed at the mouth of the river. Each instant of cold cor.^caJed the pack more solidly, and each hour trocght added pressure from above tnable to escape by its natural channels, the frve! of the river rose by leaps and bounds. Tbp highest flood level recorded from previous years is twenty-eight fret above the normal. Cta Friday night ihe river was forty feet above the normal. ■ftatfr poured "v<r the window of the ro**r house of the Ontario Power Company. Jhich had been placed at what all engineers Onpsfat to h" a safe height above any possible fecst>r. and flooded the machines. The tracks of the Great Gorge route were, with few rtretches excepted, covered from the lower steel *nrh brid~» to Lewistonl In the lower stretches tf th^ r:\er. where the Ice is packed the hard *st even- Ivathriuse, every fishing shack, with ft* traps, often the sole capital of the owner; Try private pumping; station that supplied the ■Bttmer homes that line the shores, every pri vate landing and piers of both the International Ejlhray and th" Niagara Navigation Company-, «'. Lfwiston an< j Queenston. are buried beneath t -*csa:)<!:> of tons of ice. At Niagara-on-the- th» wharf is also overwhelmed. and all the sething houses have been swept off their foun aaate If the Ontario Power Company finds it neces *"^ to rewind :ts huge generators the cost will *• trrmej)doup. and then there Is the widespread **«.t of the interruption of the power service of 'bis station. The. transmission line that carries *1* current of this station across the river from Canada to tlie United States has been damaged. We of the towers on the Canadian side having Wn torn from its feet and thrown against an adjoining tower it is likely that the three will I* carried away by the ice when it moves. The — is crowding hard about the abutments «f the great upper steel arch bridge, reaching kto the network of iron There are tremendous JnaFpes of Ice between this bridge and the falls. *n<! ■iild it move toward the bridge the via dutt might be <t\ept away, for the Falls of Ni- a ?ara ar.- a frightful engine when exerting full Po»»-r. At Lewiston a careful watch is being <»n tli" ice to protect two large hotel?, al *h»i!^b thought to l»e far out of danger until this J*m »H:ciirre(J. All day long a constant stream of visitors fwre-i <jnwn the railway tracks, the trolley tracks, ;■:<• ked The trains end the cars and even r " < fc and walked across country to see a sight ths t is not lik«!y to repeal itself within the ** B *-vof the present generation. Under a "illiaat sun, the river lay white and glistening tf) the horizon. And it was silent, absolutely rr * k-**'k -**' f,, r ll)e first time within their memo- r **- Th»' weight of that silence was an Im *°ns?»»ra!i|e thing, but it hung heavy on all who wn«:e.j -with a chilling solemnity more awful ttt " th«- roar <>f the rapids. WTEitrEXTION. IN PERSIA. "fitixh Marine* Landed at Bushirc — Russia to lit. •>,i.,i.. n A ,,, n n Th< ■■•■ in Persia Is ~*4bbU> •Jeveloping in the direction of Anglo •'"aiuri it!ier\.-nii<;ti. British bluejackets were •*■"!'<! fr. m the cruiser He* at Bushire on Sat- Tda J. cf«,r the British Resident had taiued a U**-\* nut ion !« ttmg forth tins necessity of this *'t**. l* iUM . f , h ,. inability of tb. local ■■ "xn-iti*, ,„ prot«t foreigner*. »» l» nndmitood tMat the landtag of bkaejack ««» nM..-tl-.r.. .1 beforehand by Russia, and Bn l^'J Utet the latter government will be ywUfHi i.. «ut. militmy metres to protect -"^iSiicr* tit Tubria aod Kosht. THE FIHST PANAMA HAT. . . in MAVRIEUS FLA V FAILS *An Englishman's Howe" Hissed Off Berlin Stage. Berlin, April 11.— The German version of Dv Maurier's play "An Englishman Home" was produced at the Neves Theater to-nigh: before an audience which included high court officials. This is the play which • atised a sensation i" England, dealing with the invasion of that country by a foreign force, and it was thought that the play was aimed at Germany. Its reception to-night was so hostile thai II la Improbable that the play will be repeated. It practically was laughed and hissed off the stage' The hissing, stamping and hooting began with the second act, and continued almost incessantly until the final scenes, which were drowned in the din. In th*- opinion of the Berlin forr«*spond< the London newspapers, th« dismal failu ■ "An Kngii'-hrn.in'- Home" ivai as much i Ita Intrinsic merit as to Anglophobism Th« <;erman version of the pla> and the manner "r" r Its preaentation are described ;i^ ;t caricature which would have exhausted the patience of an Kiifrii^M audi< n< ■ This. Joined to tl ■ that the plaj bad been condemned generally by the press in advance led aa the real i a- BOn of its pool- reception All admit that the in the theatre were the most extraord ■ naf on record Besides nearl> causing a riot, an unrehearsed Incident of a sin il Betting tire to tln ■cenen «»used a pani< and partly emptied th< theatre. MAROONED IN THE SOUND. You nil Men Spend Night tcith Small Eire on Huckleberry Island. Two young men. who refused to give their names, spent Saturday night on Huckleberrj Island, in the Sound, off New Rocholle, with only a small fire. They bad BO •belter ol any kind and their supply of f" 1 1 was small. They live on the West Side of. Manhattan, it is sup posed. It was late at night when word of their probabie plight was s-'tit to the N'w Rochelle police by Peter Hagmann, of No. 504 \Wst 33d street. Hagmann said he and the two boye bad goat out in a rowboat from New Bochelie and made a landing at th> Island. They wandered about it in the late afternoon When they were ready to otart h*- entered the boat. l»l ro the rope and made ready for his companions, but he waa un skilful, lost his oars and the bo.it was caught by the wind and Ode. He was swept away in it Finally, late In the, afternoon, almost exhausted by the < old and fright, be found himself drift ing ashore. It proved To be Sands Point, on Long Island. Hagmann said it was almost midnight before lie reached the city. He then s.-nt word here of the plight of his friends. Bffortfl were made to relieve them, hut at (his time of* the year boats «re not plentiful in which experienced men care to make such trips at night. At daylight yester day morning Captain John Peterson went out to the island and found the young men. Almost frozen, they were Eaaded In New Rochelle and started for New York. GOVERNOR HUGHES 47 YEARS OLD. Spends Day Quietly with His Family at the Executive Mansion Mil,-:.'. April U or Magnea ««•- forty v.-.,,, \.. t! ~ old In daj (!•• si>»iit the aay quietly with his family nt the executive mansion !)«■ re .•cjvf.l •o!iirr;inil;iloi \ meeaagea from fri'-nds and mlinlr. is in out <>f the state, AN EARTHQUAKE IN SWEDEN. Copenhagen. April ii A \irtletit earthquake • ,! on Patiiiflm morning near Bou<Js\-*i|, swr-i. ii ii lasted neeirlj ■ minute, and, accorUiiia io rep. ris tisj eßaotderaMe d. image. NEW- YORK. MONDAY, APRIL 12, 1909.— TWELVE PAGES. EASTER RIOT OF COLOR SUN SHINES ON GAYLY ATTI HE I) THRONGS. A Men Man in While Flame I Trousers. Frock Coat and Panama Hat the Brightest Spot. The sun ahone yesterday. bui a nipping east wind met the Easter processions in Fifth ave nue. Riverside Drive, Harlem and Grand street. The fa<t that the sun was shining was the im portant feature, however. Vari -colored multi tudes passed through the avenues, parks and drives of the city throughout the afternoon As crouds went to the special Easter services in the churches, an.l later strolled to their homes or to hotels for dinner, Fifth avenue re sembled a lane doubly fringed with permabu latins; posies The parade moved rapidly, for it was chilly. Eyes sparkled from excitement and the weather. Some paraders wore long fur coats, but the ma jority of men and women appeared In attire of spring weight and colors, and these did not loiter. Throughout the afternoon the avenue was filled with stranger.--, suburbanites and New Yorkers, all happy in their stroll. There were no hoop .skirts or sheath skirts; there was too much wind for either. There was marked evi dence of "a tendency toward economy in the costumes worn by the women, especially those who graced Fifth avenue. It was estimated that at least one-third leas material was used this Easter than last In the niakjng of skirts alone. But, after all. an average was probably struck and the pec capita expense maintained by the miles of buttons which glistened up and down and around the- Easter gowns, and the 1 hats, which made new distances, speaking hori zontally and altltudlnously, as well as from the : point of view of the tonnage in fruit and vege | tables which the headgear carried. There were i hats with birds and beets, whisk brooms and celery tops on them. The peach basket hat was there, but it was not the only claimant for ex j cited attention from the men. The feather dus ter hats tickled them more than all else, per : haps. i Starting dpwn the avenue at 59th street, a ,' stout, elderly man attracted attention. He was i conscious of the fact and beamed on all in a : kindly way. His trousers were of white flannel, : carefully "cuffed" at the bottom. He wore a ; black frock coat, fine in fit and texture. Spats • of deep blue warmed, it was presumed, the feet 1 that they adorned. A panama hat sat Jauntily on bis gray hair. The right rim of the^iat was ! upturned in a rakish manner and a white rose ! was pinned to the lapel of his coat. Later In the afternoon he was still promenading, attract ! ing and satisfying attention. I On the top a Fifth avenue "bus sat N. J. McConin, who said he was ■ dealer in cloth ing in a town forty miles from Indianapolis. He had been interested in the parade as a 1 whole. When he .saw th. white flannel trousers and the panama hat he said: | "I stayed over Easter in this town for a pur pose. I should have started West on Friday, but I wrote to my wife that I would see Fifth avenue on Easter, as I was only a few hour-, away, so to speak. For sentimental and busi ness reasons l have always wanted to get ■ look at » real display of clothing — clothing not stacked up in ■ clothing stor*. Now that cray- Continued va third page. '"» OrTSIDH S«T fßOat*a*fl AFTER BBRVICEfI GOV. LILLEY IHVROVES Strong Hope Held Out for His ( 'Itiwate RecoVi m. Hartford Conn., April 11. -There was marked Improvement In th ndition to-day of Gkw g, i. Li Hey. who is ill at his home hen Earlj In the day he was ah!- to recognise memtx iof fan and si.pt naturally most of the afternoon. To-night be is resting com fortab • then trong hopes for his ultima : •• !■• c..\ . ■ WON'T TELL (URLS SAME. Young Man Accused of Lareen'i Prefer* Prison to Breaking Silenct . .lohn Muldoon t went 3 two years old, of So. ■j.:s .Mst «treet. Brooklyn, was held yesterda> in S'j.imhi ball In Jefferson Market court, accused 9 rather of stealing a gold watch valued .it $21." and S"_'.': in cash It is believed thai infatuation for a tciri prompted the action liesiit-- t!v assurance from his fathei and the court t;;.-,i he would <am hie release if he <li\ il^-d the girls name, M Idoon remained silent WILL RESTORE WAGES. New Haven Directors Vote Return to Old Schedule. N |B] Tetacraph to I'" rnbune. ] New Haven, April II The New Haven Rail road Companj will soon formaJlj announce a restoration of the wage schedule, which was cut I<> per cent aboul ji year ago because of the beav; decrease in freight receipts, This it-- crease in receipts made it neceasarj to pay the quarterly divldenda from the surplus of the road. The industrial outlook is so brijeht that a re- turn to the former wages baa jusl been voted by the railroad's directors The cut extended to everj employe who re ceived a salarj of ,<:_'.<x»<> or over, and Included President slellen. The receipts for the month of liarch, as reported at the directors' meeting yesterday, were exceedingly encouraging. HOME FOR WEDDISG GIFT Pitt*burger* Have Plan to Keep Young Couples in ('it//. [By Telegraph to The Tribune. ) PittSburg, April 11.— Wlftiam N. Frew, a wealthy man of PittSburg, is building an Im mense house at great coat, n« a wedding present to his daughter. Miss Virginia, whose engage ment to Thurston Wright baa Just been an nounced. The house is to be furnished through out by the giver, and will ha\ c a well rilled garage. In this connection a report is current that 1 the rich of Pittsburg have entered into some agree ment to erect new houses for their young peo ple as they marry, also offering them other in ducements to remain in Pittsburg. One of the first to take up this idea was Mrs. Harry Dar lington, whose son married Miss Wier. of New- York, in London a year since. As an incentive to the young wife from New York to remain In Pittsburg the eider Darllngtona have begun the erection for the young couple of a fI.OOO.UUU home on the North Side. PERU PROHIBITS ALL BOXING. 'Lima, April 11. The government, has issue.) an or der prohibiting boxing matches either in public or in private DR. HAMILTON MAY GO I DIVERSITY SETTLEMENT EXPEI TS RESIGN. I TIOS. Form of Head Worker's Marrimge Has Created 111 Feeling Among Both Jews and Gentiles. 1>: James Henrj Hamilton, head work< the University Settlement, il was reported yes terda; will r.-sitrn his place, ahich he has held since ! ( .*<o. when he replaced Robert Hunter. Since i>: Hamilton married on Januarj 9 Miss Ethel Brodski, daughter of Benjamin Brodski. ooklyn, there has been mucb dissa< - t!on among both Jews .in'l Gentiles In tl* - tlemeui be< ause the eremonj Dr. John Elliot, assistant head worker of the Hudson build which is maintained by il> ical Culture So. i. tj Although the University Settlement is con ducted on non-sectarian lines, it was argued that the marriage should have been performed according to either the Jewish or the Christian form. The bridal pair did not return from the ceremony to receive the congratulations of their flock, a marked coolness having already mani fested itself. The Jew* have maintained that the couple should have been married according to rites practised in the bride's religion, al though they say the Christian ceremony would have been more acceptable to them than the ••ethical culture" form of unity. The Christian members or the Settlement have been equally emphatic in making the "ethical culture" ser- ice their third choice. For some time it has been rumored ti. Hamilton would relinquish his post. .<■•:!■. be would lw> forced oul ;*; * h- < 1 1 • 1 not i While others were satisfied to believe he would realize thai - Inese had ended :<n.l retire voluntarily. Several members of the II which governs the affairs of the Set tlement said ; .-si rdav thai I»; Hamilton had determine.! to relieve them from further em barraaament and >mii his place but at the same time they were unanimous in declaring that no intimation had been made by them to Dr. Ham ilton that his resignation would be acceptable. Thej would not deny that be waa retiring r .>r ison nam'd. although ti" > were not pre ; a red to .iijrc. w it}i him that his useful: t lioni was at ii ri end. iv 'r>re taking >iie place thai lie now Intends to relinquish, Dr. Hamilton occupied the chair of sociology at Syracuse Cnlversit: He Is forty-four years old. After getting the or Master of Arts ;«t the University of Indiana h< studied law In Cincinnati He spent several years in the practice of his m>ression and in business ami newspaper work. He began the stud] of soc'ologa In Germany, and returned to the United s^tes to complete nw .ours.-, -etting the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the i ni versity of Wisconsin Mrs. Hamilton is a na tive of New York. She is a graduate of the Normal < allegi and '.night in :he public schoola before taking up Settlement work The University Settlement has seen man] r» mancea bud and bloasofn. Robert Hunter, who preceded Dr Hauiiton ad heaJ worker, married Miss Caroline piicips afte r .-i courtship begun while both were working Ifctre. WiUiani B. Walling and Miss Anna Stransky worked side by sid. two years and then were married Prob ably the marriage that attracted the most nt tention was that of James G. I'h-lps Stokes an. l Miss Rose Pastor, a cigar ■aaker. Bofb were workers at the Settlement HISHOr MAY LOSE EYE. Dr. Burgess Suffering at If is Home — Hud to Quit Services. Bishop Frederick Burgess of Long Island is ill at his home at the See House in Garden City, and it is feared that he will lose his right eye. The Bishop was attending to the confirma tion services at Garden City yesterday after noon when his eye began to give him consider able trouble. He was forced to quit long before the services were over. Some time ago. while riding in ■ Long Islund v ti..in. Bishop Burgess got a cinder in his eye. He visited a physician, and apparently the, cinder was got out. He paid BO further attention to it until about a week ago, hen his eye began to pain him. so that he had to leave the services at St. George's Church. U.-mpstead Dr. George R. Hare, of No. «> Weal ::*th street, was called, and he found that a slight opera tion would be necessary. Bishop Burgess had apparently recovered. Yesterday morning he confirmed a class at St. Georges Church, Hempst.ad. and started to re peat the services in the afternoon at th.- Cathe dral in Garden City, but was forced to cut them short. Dr. Hare, when seen yesterday, Maid that there was grave danger of the Bishop losing his right eye. Bishop Burgess was consecrated a bishop on January l.'i. lOOl!. He is fifty-six yean old Since his graduation from the Theological Sem inary at Oxford, England, In IS7O, he has had many important charges. PRICE THREE CENTS. SIX DIE IX LENOX FIRE EXPLOSION WRECKS THE BUILDINGS. Curtis Hotel and IJtbrary Saved by Shift of Wind— Mantf Persons Thrown from Bed by Shock. Ut>Jl. Mass. April ll.— people lost their live?, three others were l>atlty bumc*l and a property loss of between S-Ji «'.<»«) and .*n:xMM"> was caused by a fire in the heart of the busi ness section of this town early to-day. Four business buildings, two dwelling: houses and twj other structures war destroyed >n a section bounded by Franklin. Main. Housatontc and Church streets. The fire is believed t<> have started in the Clifford Bloc!; from spontaneous combustion. The list of dead follows: COOK. Ml '«-i« -i ■••' forty year*, bookkefyr. ■ SPARKS, Miss Mary, rwrenty-six >?ar». s«-h<>«.l t»ac.:rr. \ K.\l RES, Edward CJ forty-one years, electrician. VEXTKES, Mr*. Edward C. thirty-five years '. ENTRES Miss Leslie, twelve years The injured included Mm Catherine Rout anl l;cr two sons. George Root and Arthur Root, all"" burned about the face, hands and neck. Some of the principal losses were: Mahanna Building; owned by William JSa hanna. $25,000; F. P. Dumbardi A Co.. of.Ne« York. Oriental shop, $S.«.»00; B. M. Rogers & Co.. electricians. $4,000. ,-- nM William B. Bull Building. $35,000. Clifford Building. $25,000: James Clifford ft Sons, hardware, $20,000: Murray A. Brown, sroeer. $10,000. XI Eddy Building. Charles Eddy estate. iUM". Tohn Cutwood. plumber. 510.000: Frank Mori department store. $12,000; James Cassidy. •"•»" grist, si9.-"»> The other buildings burned included the houses of Joseph Regnier and Mrs. Rose Col bert, a blacksmith shop, an Ice stack and some smaller structures. The houses of Mrs. Theo dore Cowhig and B. H. Rogers, both in Main street, with some adjoining structures, were badly damaged, but not totally destroyed. A shift of wind from the northwest t.-> the southwest saved the Public Library and the fashionable Curtis Hotel. In the hotel ther* were several Easter parties from New York and Boston. The loss of lire occurred In the Clifford Build in?. where the blaze started, and resulted pri marily from a series of explosions among th*» 1 turpentine, paints, oils and dynamite stored in 1 the cellar of the James Clifford & Beam Com pany, hardware dealer?. Lenox has only a small, unorganized volunteer fire departm* and until aid came from Pittsfleld. Richmond , and Lee the flames spread rapidly. THE FIRE DISCOVERED. The Ore was first discovered by George Root, who lived with hie mother and brother in the upper story of the Clifford Block, a three story building, shortly after 1 o'clock this morn ing. Smoke pouring into his room from a partly covered chimney hole awoke the man. and. hastily falling his brother and mother, they ran down the front stairs in their night clothes, shouting to the other occupants of the upper floors as they wvnt. They found the froiu ioov—* >• in flames, but the men wrenched it open and George and his brother Arthur dashed through, with their mother between them. All sustained bad burns, but made their escape just in time. The Root* had barely crossed the street be fore there was a terrific explosion in the build ing behind them. This explosion was heard ■ the surrounding territory for a distance of- six miles, shattered windows within a wide radius. and caused the fire alarm to ring. in an in stant the Clifford Block was wrapped in flames. Horace Perrill and his wife, other occupants of the top floor, aroused by the shouts of the Roots, had got half way down the front stairs when they saw the flames leaping up to bar their exit. Three women were below them try ing to get out through the front door, but Per rill saw that the attempt »an by that time use less. He then rushed his wife through a -i? corridor to the back stairs. where he got out in safety. All the other occupants of the Clifford Block l"St their lives. The death of Miss Alice French was one of th« pitiful tragedies of the morning. While the fire in the Clifford Bled was at its height a Woman was seen to climb out of a flame filled room on to a veranda on the second story, with her night clothing and hair' ablaze. Staggering tr> the railing, the woman leaped to the sidewalk be neath, landing in a heap within five or six feet of the bill ilni, walls. Some of the horrified on lookers attempted to rush in to drag her out. but the intense heat drove them back, and not until the flames had practically died out. sev eral hours later. was the l>ody recovered. Th« bodies of the other victims are probably in th« cellar of the building, but they cannot b<« reached until some time to-morrow, when th.a fire is finally drowned out by th- water that has been pumped on the ruins all day. EXPLOSION HURLS FROM REDS. Within ten minutes of the explosion the flam-» 3 were licking up the Eddy Building, on the smith. In this structure the people hat! been alrno-t hurled out of their bods by the explosion, and they Tost no time in making their way t<« the street in their night clothes. The temperature was about ;."•> above em. In the cellar nt the Clifford Block were several small packages of dynamite and a barrel o* turpentine, which ex pled, d While none of the beautiful summer efiutea thai have made this Berkshire town famous were threatened, many prominent New York and Boston people were at the Curtis Hotel. which was at one time threatened. They wera promt in their work el relief for Ihi unfortu nates driven out Into the chill air of the early morning. When the explosion was heard many of the hotel party thought that burglars bad dynamited the Lenox National Bunk. acr«»ss the ■treat The sudden glare and crackle of the flame.', however, aroused them speedily to the nature of the 'trouble, and they hurried to the scene, where they at once took in charge the shivering people who were standing helplessly in their bare feet watching the destruction of their property. The fire sufferers were taken to the hotel. . where they received warm clothes and every care Plans for the rebel of the twelve homeless families took practical form at the Curtis Hotel to-night, whoa ■ fund was started to which five subscriptions of ST>«!O each were pledged within a few minutes. The subscribers were Samuel Kliot Guild. Boston: Mrs Frank K. Sturgis. New York: Mrs Lindsay Fairfax. Xcw York; Mrs. •William H. Bradford. New York, and Will lam D. Curtis. Lenox. A meeting '■>( the Lenox B«>ard-of Selectmen has }tcoj% called for to-morrow to take action toward an appropriation for the relief of th« fire sufferers. Edward C Ventres. who lost his life, was a native or Paris. Me., but has beeti in business In this town for twelve years, several or which have been as a member of the electrical coa» trading firm of Ventres & Jones.