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ZELAU UNDER MEXICAN FLAG SAILS FROM CORJXTO ON (>r\BOAT. 'Pczses American Warships, in Harbor ScKim Cruz His i 1 Destination. Minifii, Dae. 25 — Joae Santo* Zelara. •x-PresUest of Klcaracva. has taken tlriselT oct cf the country, and is now 1 all— the Mexican gunboat General Guerrero, bound for fiaJlna Crux. Mexi-- ! Under cm-er of darkneas on Thursday j «icrr..ng Ze'.aya. accompanied by a haav- j 1!y armed guard. proceeded to Cortato. j ♦r which port the Mexican warship had beea lyicf for »e\eral days close beside ' the nMs4 Stales protected cruiser Al- j bery. Other American warships swuna* I *t tr.cher tn the harbor, with marraea ' c board, laxity awaiting Instructions. Selaya'e flgflsJec was unheralded, but a ' r"-ard frcaj the Guerrero received him. j ar.d aaon he was safe under the protec- I •Jam of the- Mexican flag At 5 o'clock in «he fi-fteraooa the warship weighed •r.chor end proceeded to sea, A salute cf thirteen run* was fired from the chore, «r.d huadreds of soldiers and citizens j wavad the former dictator a farewell I fr-m the beach. Zelava stood alone and ! vsjwad back in answer. He uncovered . wr.ea abreart of the Albany, but th* American cruiser made no response. ' Then m turned aca:r. toward th» rhore. j *az!rg until out — eig^.r. AMERICANS WATCH DEPARTURE. | Zf\ty* «as entertained at luncheon at I Conr-to^y the commasdart of the port, ' whose guests included the Mexican Mm- ; isier and the ofScers of th« General O:t-rrero There were M toasts, but the. cf Rama was informally dif '"UF*.«-d. Zelaya expressed fear that Pr^rident ] Midr-.z would not be able ta cop* with the situation, as he was not i military ' tp.an. He sa!d the arrr.y ef the povera- i nejt had beer, reduced to akeiet** by j rrivttjocs km to the failure of the new : «<d ministration % to forward rations, and j be was g-'.ad that the army had sun-en- 1 r!*red. as rreat lors of life was thus ; avaMefl The rt-Pretldent was taken off or a •aunch et 2:3<> p. m. ar.d put aboard the ! *!*x'ican varshlp vitbout the sli^hte^t 1 • rrofitlon from the American ships and ! Dd protest of any kind. Until the Gen • ral Giitriero steamed away there was zrth\ apprehension on the part of Ze eya that the United States would op- ! .«.se his departure. There was csly a j Ceettl dtmonftratlon, and the !«*vetak- | <*v unimpressive. \u speech were i Tiad* 1 . ''at a military' hand played a few- j .tr* in .* hall nearby. Th* American of- \ •'tr» &t&ort i»»nt wast of the time maY- ; tztg eaapshots of what appeared to bo ■ very peaceful ectiit. .-hortly t»*ttrc the arrival ct Zelaya at ■"rrinto ths ITnited fctates * -'-boat Princeton rot «p steam and sailed for •^an Juan del £ur. The rumor eprrad ♦hat th" Pr:nceton intended to watch'the TiO'crp.fr.if of the Mexican gunboat, but ■fee proceeded directly down the coast. and her arrival at her destination was •'•, rud liter, greatly rtlievir.g thf anx '": of Ze'.ayas adherents. JULIET FELT IN MANAGUA. tkaajruaat. in c«"?ieral wat« vastly re ••»■•! llrfaeß they learned that Zelaya pone, and President Madriz has al ••sc begun his I rasassai wcrk of re fom. A'! reports tiust Mairiz !r.trn«L« •• retina th» Fre*idency are without a hr« 3el UUtlu He- himself announces hat be atcepfed the office only after ■ ' :r . mnsidtntticn ot the oppcrtjr.ity • off.cc gave him to bring about har • - 1 and peace in Nicaragua and also •~f the dar.gtrs which attended his ac ; Usoe. He is villirt to face the gen h* si>t, in crdT to eaue the • try. rCewa of th« orem heirrir.g vtctcgy wen Irj General Estrada at Rama has now cached all 111 Managua, as well as the "■efcrt th&t the revolutionary forces will t* marching in this direction. But i> a» jet a icrg distance off, «u.t3 II is hop»-d that before his men reach ♦^ecsr^tcl a fcttlement satisfactory to 1! side* can b< arranged caricatures cf Zclaj-a, one cf then r* presenting him as bc:np ftrpped. *•&'•* b. tr. c.rctilated in the city. FOUND TREASfRY EMPTY. 'r< Eil^n: Madriz admits that he *our.d W tunds in tht Treasury. There is a "'r.irs.l Illiinni — to accept as legal '•r.o-.r tht- Ust issue of paj>er money by 2«la;-a. Ilt fear the new administration declare it worthless. A new war tax :» inevitable. A force of three thousand men is b< 'r.s pr<-pt:red wsrh ■he purpose of tnak • '.JT an advance to Acoyapa. which is on * v ' railroad fronj Rama to Lake Ma •egua i-.nd about equidistant from Ma "srs:a and lUmi General ToKdo. «ho has been *ppo:nt •"i Actinr War Minister by M&drix. pro «Mb that he is eager to make terms wj^h thr revolutionists, but li not will tr.r to surrender ..-::• He «ay# the revolutionist* art- on record as htxtry promised to lay down their arms ■■ m '.'.• -j'-j •a* unsea.ti*d. ar.d he ar r-t* that .rle*t they keep this premise »h^' uill lose the 6>-n:p*thy not only of Vfcartpoa but of the entire world The p«-<--ple of Leon are actively «up r*m.'.rx Prrtrider.t Madriz. but Oranad* and Maif are unfwttled. «»■ it is ■*>* »hat they are »o b* ta*e4 without i>-pre •'rtatior-. A dirjia-trh received here to-d*y from H'vtt cay« that i, man who ■>«■» 4 "Vu^a Madriz!" war Mat ' fo death by three soldier?. MEXICO'S ATTITUDE. • Received ilano as a Private j Citizen. Mexico City. Dec. 23— Jo** Santo* Belaya, a* a. private citiren, asasri and received an asylum on board in* Mcxl- r ±i> gunboat General Guerrero, according ♦•• **atementj of the ofScUl.. of »h* De partment oX Foreign Relations here v*- ■ ■ — — "^"^^ 'r\»i ll«M. IWI. fcr "^fc* Ti t*e— *— "rtM>iW I 10-moTon, tnow: «r*t mind*. 11 TO HIT HY TR MX Occupants of Car Unhurt, Though Hurled High in Air. fßy T *' ■«'—»> to Th» Tr!t>ua«.J Vireland. N. J, Dec. 25.— Ernest Fisher, a baker m this place, escaped de* in j a miraculous manner to-night. He was retarntng from a Christina!" celebration ; with his wife and child in an automobile. While crossing: the Central Railroad an ■■pries train wtin?d by and M Ms ant© high in the air The machine was literally torn to pieces, but. strange to say. Fisher and >ils fa-ally escaped with alight scratches | The top on the machine raved their lives. ! TRAIX KILLS WOMAX.I Man Who Tried to Save Her May Also Die. Vineland. N. J.. Dec. 25— William W— wman. of Malaca. a village near here, was fatally injured to-night while trying to save an. aged woman from being struck by a train. Despite hi« effort the woman was killed, and there' is Raid to be no prcsprt of Hag-rman » re covery. The "Roman was Mrs. Mary Price. sixty -eight years old. a resident of Malaga. She was crossing the West Jer- Mf Railroad tracks, on her way to take Christmas presents to a poor family. In stepping in front of an approaching train •he slipped and fell on the track. Hager man saw her peril and sprang to her aid. He reached her safely and was trying to drag her out of danger, when both were struck by the locomotive and hurled high In the air. The woman wan dead when picked up. ADVERTISE RICH M } \ Fricl\ Barnsdall and Phipps Said To Be Tax Delinquents. [By Tel«rrapb Is Th« Tnbu: burg, Dec 25.— The publication of the delinquent tax list of 100S came a * sensation on the eve of Christmas, be cause of the notable names advertised. •am Grenet. the new tax collector, ts endert'.y not a respecter or corporations or persons for he published the name of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company for $124.77217. That corporation paid the list tax collector one check fcr $25»V 000 for taxes H. C. Frick is advertised for $20.- VI 3B on property at the 'Point. ' which he sought to ee!l to the Pennsyl vania Railroad for warehouse purposes. It surrounds the famous "Mock house" of Revolutionary time*. F. T. F. Love- Joy, one of Andrew Carnegie's young partners, owes $5.70S 4*5 on "Lovejoy"s Folly." which he built on Bread Acres. In Braddock avenue, with the meney he eecure-'J for his Carnegie eteel holdings •old to the United States 6teel Corpora tion. T. K. Saraaaafl. who owns millions of a-r~t.of ell laaaTa •» adverti6»d for i: - 4TI 10 and Henry Phipps. Jr.. is named for ' ".: 14 <*>n"a MM piece, of property. The American Steel and Wire Company is delinquent JI.COI 66 ar.d the Crucible Ste*l Company ef America 5M0««l. ( H HER LESS CHEERED. Bright Turn in A /faint of Stricken Familt/ of Six. There were no bulging stockings for the tix small children of Thomas Christ, of No. "S3 Central avenue, Williarasburg. yesterday morning, and the outlook for a M*rry Christmas was far from favor able. The mother of the children h^s been In the Kings County Hospital for thre* week? with an attack of scarlet fever. The father ha/ been out cr work einr* Thanksgiving Day, end because h» *nd his family h*ve been quarantined •< has been unable to get employment at his trade, is painting The condition of th" family was trcught to the attention of the police of the Hamburg avenue station yester day, and the Society for the Prevention cf Cruelty to Children r»» asked to tak*. charge of the children. Agents of the society were unwilling to do this, bow ever, because of the fear cf carrying con titgi'iut disease to their other litt!e charges. To get a clear bill ef heaTth for the children an inspector of the Board of Health was asked to investi gate The latter found that there was no danger in placing the Christ children with others, and was Just leaving the house when Mrs. Mary titratton. of No. 9D Schaeffer street, approached in her carriage. She noticed the uniform of the iaspec tcr ar.d ordered her driver to stop. From the ir^pector -•.c learned the plight of the family. Immediately she Jumped out of the carriage ar.d hurried into the building. Whtn admitted to the Christ home the said that Santa Claus was waiting fr»r the children to come to her horn* They w«-re wrapped in blankets, placed In the carriage and carried th-re. While they were being warmed and f»-d Mrs. Ftratton sent out for a Christ ma* tree, hastily trimmed it and placed en it *uch toys and randies and the like as she had on hand. After enjoying their b^lat'-d Christmas for an bow or more the children were put to be-1. The eld«"*t child. Henrietta, i* only four j ears old. Then came the first *et cf twins. Mhttii*- and Thomas, thr*e jears old; George, two. and the twin babie?. William and Franci*, three months old. OPERA FEELS THE STORM. Instruments Go Astray, and i'Rieo letto" Suffers as Result. Th* -torn caused * remark* har-l^nine i ■•. laj>t r.iffhfs performance of "Rlroletto" j at th* Metropolitan Opera Hou»e. The tint [ orchestra of the company took part la th* j aft'moon ir th« performance of '•Har.a«l j utl Gret*!"' «t th« Brooklyn Andnny of ' Music, and at the c!o»e at th« tp*ri th-. ! inustcal instruments wer* ;■«■ U--1 tr.to 1 \tn ! to be earned back to th* Metropolitan. On j th« way over the >'. became stallM In ! v blockade caused by th« storm, and th* J instrument* did not arm* until after 5 j o'clock. A»« result, th- nwrtf of th; entire rr*t s<t was pl«ve4 with hurriedly collected id ftruments, srd •« no h^rns rouW b- foond th«- born players wen. forre«J to t».f »ul>sij>. AUGUSTA, CHARLESTON. ATLANTA. tti-nrroi-UII-. ana o»ut>i. * -J A. M.. 3::» ! ami »Jj J*. U- Unexn-lied ,rrv!~ vt* | rvv.m. and AtUntic Ceart L*'n«; n. IV a. j i we; -AArx. NEW-YORK, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1909.- SHOOT AN AM) \i\]\ riCTUI THROWN I\TO EXCAVATION . ■• Bold Burglars Escape After Murderov* Assault on Stntrti Island. Two burglars shot William <"» Keefe. coachman for Henry Deckfr, in the kitchen of the Decker home, in Todt Road. Dongan Hills. Staten Island, early ysterday morning, carried him out of the house and threw him into an excava tion about one hundred feet away, and escaped with a surrey and fast horse which they stole from the stable. The Deckers went out early on Friday evening and l?ft the coachman in charge cf the hous». Shortly after 11 o'clock O'Keefe went down to the village, and when he returned it was between 1 and 2 o'clock in th* morning. Approaching the rear of the house, he noticed that the kitchen door was pea. Suspecting that something was wrong, he entered the kitchen noiselessly, and .- he did so two marked men appeared froTn th* dining room. Without a word they pulled revolvers, and before he could turn and escape they opened fire, discharging ten shots in all. Four bullets took effect in O'Keefes lack, and h* dropped to the floor un conscious. The burglars then picked htm up and carried him out of the house About a hundred feet in the rear of th buildings is an excavation, and into the hoi* they threw the wounded coachman. Then they went into the stable, drew out 'i surrey, harnessed one of Mr. Decker"* fastest horses into It and drove away. Staten Island detectives have thus far been unable to find any trace of the men or of the outfit in which they made their escape. At- an hour after the robbery and shooting the Deckers returned. They found the house op*n and O'Keefe miss in?, but. thinking that he had gone, to the etable for pom-thing, they locked up and retired. Yesterday morning there was still no trace of the coachman, and Mr. Decker went out to the stable to look for him. On the vray he heard groans, and traced them to the excava tion. There h~ found C'Keefe. restored to partial consciousness and •'•■ring sreat rain. A doctor was summoned from the S. R. Smith Infirmary, at New Brighton, and O'Keefe was taken there. He was ab'.e to tell ths story of the aaeotiug, but could not give any descrip tion of his assailants. His condition is serious. Afttr learning what had happened Mr. Decker made an investigation, and found that the burglars had taken only a few articles of value. They hid packed up several pieces of cut glass and silver ware, and mould ha.v« m*ii« a. rich haul if O'Keefe had not interrupted them. An arrest ■•* made shortly before midnight in connection with the shoot in* cf O'Keefe. Argatio Teltlinslllo was taken into custody at Richmond Rjad. Dossgaa Hills, by Detective Graham. The police say that Teltlinzillo, who is an Italian, had a quarrel with O'Keefe come weeks ago and threatened to "do him up." There does n,ot appear to be much ground for the arrr «t. however, '.n view of tr.e fact that O'Keefe aaid that he was shot by burglars. The prisoner says he knows nothing about th* shoot ing TRIPLETS FOR CHRISTMAS. Only Present That Comes to Family of Cleveland Man. ;Br Te'.egrapfc to The Tribune. J Cleveland. Dec. 25.— Santa Claus. in the guJse cf the stork, brought the on!y Ohristmas presents th» six children of Mr and Mr?. Maurice Frank, of No. 2315 East 2Sth street, received. The stork.* however. was a liberal giver, presenting The Franks with girl triplets whose ag gregate weight is eighteen pounds. Frank, a shoemaker with a little shop. has been in financial difficulty. "J didn't expect co many more." he said, 'but I'm proud of them, and the rest of the, chil dren call the triplets the best kind of a Christmas present." OUT FOR MLAUPTV S PT a^f Ex-Governor Vardainan and Two Others Make Formal Announcements Jaekscr. Miis.. Dec. t3— Formal an nouncements were rr.ade to-day that C. H. Alexander, ex-Govemcr J. K. Vardaman and Cor.sresslr.an F. B. Candler. Jr , wffl be candidates for the ur.expired t»rm of th« late United lies Senator A. J Mel.. M? TWOMBLY CRITICALLY ILL Physician Say 3 Condition Is Grave, with Recovery Doubtful The «tatem*r.t mad* yesterday ot an a:snnir. c .-r.ar.j* tn the condition of Hamilton MeK. Tworabiy, who Is HI *t his home In Madison. N*. J., was slightly exaggerated, according to his family phr eician. Dr. Al!*n Thomas, of Xo. Zi \ West 54!h street. 'Mr. -Twomfcly Is a very 111 man, how ever." taid Dr. Thomas yesterday. He had a turn fur the «ors* on Friday r.lght. bet when I h*ard from him Saturday night ht was a trifle better. While his rtcovery i> not looked lor, tni end is rot Imminent. Mr. Twomhly may live for some tlm*." DROWKED ON CHRISTMAS DAY Boy. Making Holiday Visit with Parents. Falls Through Ice to Death. William Swolella. ten years oM. of No. 7% Thumps, n street. New YorH. was drowned In the Morns Canal, ir. in* Foi eit Hill tecticn of Newark, yesterday. Tne boj: with his parents, his two sifters an<l his brother, wer.t to Newark to fpenl Christina* at the home of Is aunt. After dinner WllMe, with two ether b-<>». start ed to (o skating rserhtd the middle U- -•« in» - THE SEABOARD FLORIDA LIMITED |i-suracs i-er\ if- Jjv Arti- Tn* Kiamlnc 11 . t!i«- Seaboard Expr«>» and Floiuij K..*t j^u .«■♦-! Ib«» l**t and <|ii!«-ki>t •**rvlc« .to Ktortila. I-ineli.irst. Qtmtfcu and winter re ports bouth. !ni.« Bcabvarii Air Line Ity.. 1X64 Bway.-Advl. OEOR'-.E PBll'li'rlt SHELDON Who died yesterday. G. P. SHELDON DEAD NETEM KXEJV OF HIS INDICTMENT. Deposed Head of Phevi.r s cumhs Without Itftummg of Accu*ation* Greenwich. Conn . Dec. 25. — George Preston Sheldon, the deposed president of the Phenix Insurance Company cf Brooklyn, under indictment for grand larceny in connection with financial irregularities in the company recently exposed by the Insurance Depart ment of New York, died at his home here to-day, ignorant •? the fact that de tectiv»s were waiting with extradition papers ready to take him to New York for trial i* he recovered. When the affairs of the company ere discussed in a statement by ti:e New York Insurance Department recently Mr. Sheldon lay critically ill from ptomaine poisoning and in view of his condition details of the investigation and news of his indictment were withheld from him. He never rallied, and his death, which had been expected for several weeks, occurred to-day. • Mr. "Sheldon was president of the Phenix Insurance Company, of Brook* lyn for twenty -ore years before, his re moval. The report of the *nvestigation. made by William H. Hotchkiss. State Superintendent •of • Insurance of New York, to District Attorney William T. Jerome of New York declared that the company had for years evaded an official investigation at Sheldon's dictation, and that by consent of the directors he had pledged the secur rities of the company for loar.s. Sums aggregating 1250.000 had been lent, It was charged, to former officers of the State Insurance Department Sheldon, it was further alleged, had overdrawn his own salary and had used the com pany's funds In speculation. Mr. Sheldon's illness began late in Oc tober with an attack of ptomaine poison ing Later myocarditis, a muscular in flammation of the heart. appeared, and a general oedemic condition. He had had few lucid intervals during the last six weeks. He was attended by Dr. Alvin W. Klein, of Greenwich, town health officer, and Dr. Samuel W. Lam bert, of New York. The funeral will be held at 3 o'clock en Monday afternoon. At Mr. Sheldon's bedside when he died was his entire family, save his son Waldo, who is in Mexico. The family consists of Mr?. Sheldon. Mrs. John Wol cott Adams, of Hi ■ York; Mrs. George Wadsworth Gordon, of Chicago; Mrs. Thomas Buck' ■ Wells, of New York- Miss Carolyn Sheldon, a student at Smith College: George P. Sheldon. Jr a *nd Waldo Sheldon Th- death of Mr. Sheldon will complicate sem-what the proper. confronting th« offi cials af the Pkai Insurance Company in th- endeavor to recover such ... as they believe should be restored to* the company. Several days ago an attachment was issued against the property of Mr She.don in a suit that haj teen brought to recover J12.13?. representing the amount to which Mr. ■MMM had overdrawn hi* salary as president cf the cornparj . Counsel for the company had nc: reached a poir.t in their Investigations where they n»re prepared to bring suit to recover the J15.Q00 which Mr. Sheldon is aliened to. have converted to his own use from fund/ of the company which were being used in a speculative account in the name of the company. It was said last night that no offer of restitution of this money had been made. It was the alleged larceny of a part of thl« money that formed the ba»ls of Mr. Sheldon's indictment. He had a specula tive account with th» brokerage firm of Carter. Wilder & Co. In th* name of tr- Pherix company, rt was aOssjai that in the latter part of lyis h.e had four notes drawn by this firm to his order ar.d de postte-i them with his personal account ta the Chatham National Bank. Three notes *\ere for JIO.OOO each an<l the fourth was for 113.0 W. Only one of the notes was used as a basis tor the Indictment, which was ob tained somewhat hurriedly, before the ln v-stlcatlon of the State. Insurance Depart ment was competed, because Mr. Sheldon »m out of the state. " was ••id last right by a r*-preser.tatt\e cf the District \ttorne> office that noth ing further ha<l been done in the Pner.lx case fir.c* the indictment cf Mr. Sheldon, a* Superintendent Hotchkia* cf tht In suranc- Departm-nt said ho desired to a^alr the timsh of the Investigation beln* maiir- by bis examiners. H* Intimated thiit at that time he might have gome thing further to lay before the grand Jury. Eo far as the main cmee of the Phenix company is concerned, the Investigation Is almost over, but the Insurance TVpart nient has still to examine the booka tn the Atlanta anj Chicago offices. This will probably take several week* more. I' '- wllered that a number of th# annual r»ports of the company contained raise statements to conceal the operations of Mr. Sheldon. Another officer of the com pany swore to these statements, as well as thf president, but «a he was under th« or-Vr« of Mr. Sheldon It tj thought that < ntiuu- l •■ fifth pace. OEWEY'S WINES rOR HOLIDAY GIFTS I — AJ . U FIFTY-SIX PAGES FIVE PARTS.- I,OOOFLEE FROM FIRE GALE AM) SNOW, GIVE 31 EX HARD FIGHT. Horses Perish in Stable Blair — Gas Tanks and Icr Plant Threatened. Fifty or more horses were burned to death and property valued at $30,000 was destroyed fn a fire in the Millrock LJvery Stables. No. 320 to 332 East 9Sth street, about S:3O o'clock last evening. The gale fanned the blaze for an hour and a half before it was got under con trol, and, hampered by the thickly fall ing snow, the firemen had the hardest fight of the winter on their hands. The neighboring buildings were threatened, »o that it looked for a while as though the entire block would be destroyed. Nearly one thousand Italians who live tn tenement houses in the rear of the burning building in 9Tth street and on First avenue were ordered out of their homes by Inspector Tijus. Some of them did not wait to get proper clothing and had to face the blizzard for nearly two hours. Only th* excellent ■ work of the Fire Department saved the plant of the Con solidate! Gas Company, across the street. as well as Hagerdorn Brothers' Hvgeia ice plar.t. at No. 334 East 9Sth street The danger to the gas plant was realized at once, and Battalion Chief Dougherty ordered the pressure in the tanks, where thousands of cubic feet o? gas was stored, lowered and the tras turned into the reserve tanks. Firemen Lenahan and McPhillan. of Ermine Company S. acting on orders. were among the first to enter the bur ning building. They started up a nassray which extends from the first to the sec ond floor in order to rescue as many of the horses quartered on the second floor as possible. They had hardly entered the building when they fell to the floor, overcome by the dense smoke, which was pouring down from above. FIREMEN RESCUED. Other member- of the company rushed In and esxrffd them out. where they were attended t- Surgeon Archer, of the de partment Several policemen from th« East 101 th street station rescued about fifteen horses without Injury to them selves. The horses were led out .with their heads covered with grain sacks. The rest of the horses which were quar tered in the building perished. Th? cause of the " fire is unknown- George Snyder. si No. IS3O Third ave nue, the foreman of the stable, was sit ting in his. office, on the first floor, when he. taw amoka coming do.wn the shaft ->f an e'.fvator used for hoisting carriages. Without taking time to investigate "ne ca!ted up Fire Headquarters on the, tele phone. The alarm brought the apparatus under Battalion Chief Dougherty. Before the firemen arrived the flames had mounted to th* third floor. Battalion Chief Dougherty at once realized the danger should the gas and ice plants become involved and immediately turned In a second and a third alarm. The second alarm brought Chief Cro k-?r and more apparatus. Despite the efforts of the firemen, the flames spread o the two top stories of the building Bad burned out most of the third floor. The flames had got such headway be fore Croker arrived that it was impos sible to fight the blaze from the inside. fo the men were ordered to work from the roofs cf low sheds which abutted on t.^.e building on both sidea. Several firemen had started to climb a ladder on the west wall of the building when the wall co.lapsed with a cras'a that could be heard for blocks. The flre m»n escaped injury. Soon after M o'clock the roof of the building col lapsed, carrying with i* the tiro *T> floors. TENANTS HUSTLED OUT. Police reserves trom the East lC4tli street and th» East l^Cth street station* were on the scene a short time after th* fire started. As soon as it assumed dan t'*rous proportions they were sent to the five tenement houses in 97th str*et. in the rear of the burning building, CO warn the tenants of the possible danger. Mo-n of the families were in the midst cf their Christmas celebration, but they hastily gathered th»:r possessions -into fcund>3 and hurried into the streets. Tha policemen shielded the woman as much as possible from exposure to the chilling winds and snow by allowing them to remain in the hallways of the buildings. Tr- on the First and Second avenue rurface lines u-as tietl up for more than an hour. In spite of the blizzard rag mr crowds watched the firemen at work. The crowd for the most part was composed of passengers from th-? stan^i cars. The fireboats MeClelian ■rd Brodte were commissioned to protect the prop erty alont; the waterfront, if necessary, and an ambulance was in attendant* from the Harlem Hospital. Th* building was owned by Benjamin Rock, who also conducted the stable*. The only property which was accounted fcr was the fifteen horses which wer*> le^ to safety hj the patrolmen. The firemen were buJ at wcrk on tiv bulM- Ins early thL* morning. H'OVAN Ull IT FIRE. Patrolman Saves Five at Trifling Fire. In addition to causing the death of a woman by suffocation, * small fire nt No. 55 Eighth avenue last night was the OCCMibtl of a number of thrilling res : ng on the top floor with her -md. lest her life, ar.^i IBS h*r> was Patrolmar ' : th* Charles ttr^et station T»>> VBBHB. a s*-v e n-> ear-old girl, and Murphy, the husband of ttir dead woman, and another man. rignt\ ■ •Be years old. were taken from the build ing in safety by him George Hath n. of No. W West llth street, and George Allen, of No. 21X> West I_• t : street, who reached the scene while the policeman was making th* rescues, helped him carry the women troen the first and sscond floor fire as> nataiesa ea seseaa aaga> HKtIIER LiriSG (OST Pittsburz Builders Voluntarily Increase Wages. [By Telegraph to Th« Tnbos*] Plttsburg. Dec —Because of the. high cost of living, the Master Builder*" Association to-day voted unanimously to advance the wages ot carpenters from %ZZ*> to $4 a day. to go into effect un April 15, when the present scale expire* The action was taken early, so that contractors may take the increase into consideration in bidding on spring work. The master builders said that the friendly spirit of the carpenters and the increased cost of living were atone re sponsible for their action, as they had received no suggestion from the work men nor had a new wage scale been asked by th* union. V. Pittsburg carpenters work eight hours a day. and the new scale '.<• tor eight hours. V lßnn\f-n HY K'F Dull Christmas for V. P. Pas sengers on Car Ferry. Detroit. Dec. 25.— Six coaches of Christmas travellers on the Canadian Pacific's Chicago- Toronto train were stalled for most of the day tn the Detroit River .aboard the company's car ferry Michigan, which was hemmed in by lee at 9.3f> r'clock this morning. Tugs suc ceeded in cutting the ferry clear late in th»"- afternoon. - ne «'istance below the Michigan th« * irand TrunU ferry Huron and a Pere. Marquettc- ferr>-. both with freight wains aboard, were alsto held Th* Huron was released by rugs in the afternoon, tut the Per*. Marquette ferry waa «dB fast in the ice this evening. The Fs*e Marquetto has no passengers aboard. Marine men declare ice endittona ta be worse to-day than for p NEGRO RUNS AMUCK Shot Himself After Starting Fight in Uth Street. D. J. Hays, a negro, of North Tarrr town. shot a white man at Eighth ave nue and l*!th street shortly after mid night this morning, ran to Ninth avenue and 14th street, shooting two pursuers tn the chase, and fired two shots at De tective Dunstan. of Inspector McClus ky*s staff, before the latter brought him down with a bullet in the right breast- He is bj ■ Vincent's Hospital, uncon scious, and his recovery 13 doubtful. Detectives Dunstan and Claire were standing at Eighth avenue and \str street when they heard the firsc shot, .and saw Hays run past them. They gave chase and followed the fluetng negro as he turned west in 14th street. James Lewis and his wife, of No. 3 l?ank street, were walking east, and as the former tried to capture the ma* a shot went through his coat. A little farther on William Riley. a prizeHS&ter. tried to it op Ray*. and rsceived a ftesi wound as the latter fired again. BROTH TU s REUNITED. Telephone Play* Leading Part in Joyful Christmas. Denver. Dec. 23— Charles H. and John W Harrison, brothers, who liad not heard from each other for twenty years. were reunited here to-nifht through a telephone call m than twenty years ago. when rwsjea years old. Charles Harrison 188 away from home, at Lawrence, Kan. He drifted to Colorado, and became a sue .'. mining prospector In the mean tim» John W Harrison settled in Tiing. and became a construction engineer for the Union Pacific Railroad. To-d.: -rison went I office of 3 T> Kr'im; , an attBJBBB] legal business, an! wMBI Bi was raefe the telephone, rang. "Excuse me a moment," said the law yer. "I've got a long distance call— by the way. it's a man by your name, Harrison. He's up m Laramie." "What's his first name?" ißasJ the mining man. casually. "John — John W. Harrison." "What!" yelled the visitor. Why, maybe— 'here" And Mr. Harrison grabbed th» r»lephor*« from the lawyer's hands "Is this John W. Harrison?" h* asked. He was assured that it was. "Did you live in Lawrence. Kan , when you were a kid?" "Yes.* an aM - tiiJ Char! Then the brothers had a long ?a which each told of hia business succeea. W Harrison is to-r.ijfht ..n l-.is way to Dearer, where the brothers will M(;r SATOLU wnpsj Cardinal Delirious at IntervaU Yesterday. Rom*. Dec. S. -Cardinal Francis Sa tolli's condition grows constantly wor*» and *' Intervals t<v<liy he became de lirious. Pope Plus 13 greatly grieved ever the serious illness of th* Car' , and frequently sends his private secretary to inquire as to his condittoa. Monstgnor D. , O'ConneH. Auxiliary Bishop of San Francisco and former rector of the Catholic University at Washirgton made Inquiry to-day for Cardinal Satolll. The Cardinal is suffering from nephritic and blood poisoning. CAPE COD PICKS UP COLON Highland Light Station Abo Catches Key West-Cuba Dispatch. Htfhtand Ll«ht. Miss.. Dec. s— Cu fa a rut Central America carae Into touch with New England last nigh? »N.i early to-<*ay by means of th* wireless telegraph, m ' urdmg tr> Mr. Eason. electrician ot th« navy wire leas station here. Easoa states that during lest availing he picked up a m-3«a«<s which sjaa being cashed from Key West to Cuba, and that earty to-day be cauzht two messages which were being sent from Colon to tha cruiser Dcs Mc4b«s. in Nicar^auan waters. SAVANNAH LINE ','v ', offtrs a rtettjthrfu! trip to the Houth. Large n«"» «rtlps calling Tuesdays. Thursdays and Saturdays. 3:0o p. m.. from Pier ai. North River All v>ur*Me •taterooms. Thoe* seek mr health and rear ahould us* this Una. T*l*plioc* m Sjrtns for ttrkets and reasr vattoniji Advt. phhj; five rEvrs. GALE L\ T SANTA OLA OS'S PACK CITY BURIED UN DEB SXOWDRIFTS. White Christmas, After Alia* Answer to Plea for Old time Holiday. Christinas cam* in like Mary* Ut«a lamb yesterday morning and west «■* last night rearing and aja»ry. Ilka ccc of those male sitat'iagaa Kertnlt BuusaisM bagged recently in the African Jun«l«. In short, it was one of the worst Christ mas Day storms In years Up to mid night moro than two Inches of snow heel fallen. The velocipede and tricycle which did good service In the morning on cleaa. dry pavements gave wav to old du?t covered sleds before sunset, and by f o'clock the merrymakers wmo deplored a green Christmas were coasting down hill over white tracks. Throughout the) forenoon the gossip along the street was) devoted mainly to the absence of sno-w. Mrs. Jones told Mrs. Green »ha th* weather was "simply awful." and 'tb* former said yea. it wan "a- sham* t» have such a dry Christinas." "fHa weather man came in for some harsh knocks for predicting what had not. yet come, and Mrs. Toybuyer said ate would) never hay« bought a sled for the kids if it had not been for th* premise of. ■»• in ta# newspapers. Nearly all the advene Babble abont the weather, however, was ■ carried «*• with eyes fixed straight ahead or down ward. The man who looked skyward should have been able to see snow fall ing a million miles away, for the word snow was written In the heavens. Tb« air sraeiled snowy, and by the time th* real old New Yorkers had passed up th» nay as an unreal Christmas the mv>w flurries came as forerunners of th storm that closed in on the city at night. Th© forenoon was not too cold. I? was* pleasant This, of course, was in th« city, but to the north and east and west of It biting winds from the north, ladan with fine snow. blew with fury against trains and held them back. Two persons wer# Injured. on« s*ob ably fatally, as a direct result of "th* •torm !n South Brooklyn. Benna' D* Rosa. of No. 9? Gatling Place. Forf Hamilton, was hit by & Fifth a i ■ lias trolley car at 94th street and Third avenue, when he slipped while crossing the track* He was taken to the Nor wegian Hospital where it was said early this morning that he had Jitt!e chance of recovery. John Kelly.' of No.' 22* -i»» street, Brooklyn, fell from a eouthboun.l Fifth ttvemis ear at UA street sjßduJTittH avenue. It was a crowded car. an«V Kelly «a« holding on to the rear plat : form. His hand became numb and hi lost his grip. He was taken to thj Norwegian Hospital. It was said then* that he was suffering from a possible fracture of •he skull. '.'", ■ Shortly after 7 o'clock there *» enough snow on the ground to permit coasting, and by midnight the C*rt*«ra*« covering piled up in -hick drifts, check ing the schedule of 'he trolley and ele vated trains. The subway, which always defies the snowstorms, held close as schedule, and paid the toll by carrytns: th- brunt of the evening's traflSc • •;..- •', EDWARDS OUT ALL NIGHT. 'Big Bill " Edwards, th» Street Clean ing Commissioner, after mapping out hi* campaign, took to an automobile aeon*. 10 o'clock and prepared to spend th* night superintending th* work of snow removal. "I'll be on the Job all night, sai.f h "This is going to ho a stiC Job. and r want it to be done right Unless w* break all records •■ snowfall the pen ple will be able to go to church m cow fort to-morrow, and you can tell t^vra so from me. I've get hot coffee ani •and^viches her* fcr myself, and m »** that the men who aw worktng hvrt them, too Trains from the North ■Ml the wax were delayed, although up to midnight the local s»rvic- of the Pennsylvania. Lackawanna and New York Central rat 1 roads was not much molested by th* storm. Some of the New York Central trains from Albany were on t!rae. b-it the trains from Buffalo and th* Went rrere from two to four hours late Th*» Lackawar.na's local train* were an /*»» time, but the trains from Buffalo weaa over an hour late. The storm shut down over the harwa* about 3 o'clock. The horizon where tba> snow met the water was hardly a hun dred yards away, and few steamer* made an attempt to get through the pal!. The White Star liner Laurentic. on her maiden passage frcm Liverpool to thH port, made good time, ■Ml stole up as Sandy Hook at tt 55 p. m. She crept up» th« Ambrose Channel and got into Quar antine at 7.st>p. m.. but the bllaaar In creasing in furr. forced her skipper to anchor there for the night. v The Lauren tic under ordinary weather condition.* would have landed her pasaengara last night. The French liner Touratne. which was behind the Laurentic. was not reported M night, but It was be lieved tnat she either anchored off t!»«» lightship or was . ..ming along through the storm at greatly reduced speed. FERRYBOATS NOT DISXL\YED The ferryboats managed to get ba«*'« and forth across the North RlTer with out much difficulty, «nd the municipal ferry to Staten Island maintained an uninterrupted schedule, notwithstanding the fact that its route la the longest of any ferry service In the harbor. Th-» pilots went out by compass, and cat through the blizzard at their usual huh speed. The young blizzard played havoc with the theatregoers and tha —Tsjaiaiti .f ethers who were returning from Christ mas dinners eaten elsewhere. The snow had not packed hard «nou.«h in the streets to prevent slipping, and .* fallen bores or a skidding *HMaa» blocked traffic considerably as .the long llnes of theatregoers arrived at th* vVrt cu* house* of amusement. The sturm was » welcome windfall lbs th* professional panhandlers. They Vrim*