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V0L LXV1 -NO. 105. ' NEW YORK, "WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1898. -COPYRIGHT, 1898, BY THE SUN PRINTING AND PUBLISHING ASSOCIATION. v PRICE WO CENTS. Ifl
WARSHIPS GO TO HAYANA.
TEXAS ASB BROOKLYN ORDERED TO
JOIN THE NETT XOltK.
Another CnnOlot Between Spanish and Co.
bum at the Funeral of One of the Riot
iVIellnisSeveral Ftnoni Wounded For
mer Chief of Folio McCUllngh Oraanls
InK a Police 8ytmClty Practically Un
der Martini Law American Flag Balsed
I In Onnhabacoi-Captaln-0efal Oastel-
lanos In a Proclamation Sara That Cnbnu
Soldiers and rIon-Combatnnia Provoked
the Dlstnrbaneos fla Praises the Spanish
Troops Gen. Ie to Land at Marlanao.
tptctal Cablt DitpatA It T Son.
IimN. Deo. 13. The American Oommls
iloncra have reoelved a despatch announcing
that the battleship Texas and the cruiser
B(-ooklriiTvUl reach here on Friday, and order
ing Admiral Bampson to prerent the departure
0! the cruiser New York. whlcTi la to remain In
the harbor with the other two warships until
lurtherordors.
The funeral of Jesus Botolongo, ths Cuban
officer who was killed during the riot at tho
Hotel da Inglatorra on Sunday night, took
place this morning, and was rondo the pre
text for another conflict between the Span
I lards and Cubans, the disturbance taking
place at Infanta and San Jos6 streets. As a
result several persons wore wounded.
It is rumored that among those Injured are a
brother of Botolongo. Dr. Bctanoourt and
Leyto Yldal, a relative of tho well-known Cuban
leader.
Knives and firearms wore used by the rioters.
Lucas Blanco and Ramon Garcia, the proprie
tor and an employee of a grocery store at tho
corner of Infanta and Ban Jose streets, who
tool no part in tho disturbance, were wounded
It misdirected bullets.
Tho Cuban Assembly at Marlanao has Issued
orders to all Cuban officers In commission
who are now In Havana to withdraw to tholr
eamps Immediately and plaoe themselves under
their leaders.
iThe Hotel Inglaterra la still surrounded by
Rp&nlsh troops, those who were on duty yes
terday having been reinforced. No suspected
lrson Is allowed to approach the hotel or to
leaVe it, Tho city presents a military aspeor,
tho streets being crowded with armed soldiers.
The Commissioners held another long'meet
Isg to-day at the Balon Trocha regarding tho
situation here. Gen. Wade, the President of
the commission, and Oen. Greene, whose head
quarters are at the Hotel Inglatorra, are keep
ina In constant communication' by means ot
, their aides.
The suburban town ot Guanabaeoawas
evacuated by tho Spanish troops to-day. T'he
Cubans took possession of the place and raised
the American flag on the Town Hall.
Gen. Emlllo Kufie- has taken provi
sional command ot the town and has
lnued a proclamation requesting the In
habitants to act In an orderly manner until the
Americans come. A Cuban flair waves on al
most every boose In the place. To-morrow
the Cuban General. Rafael do Cardenas, will
enter Guanabacoawith his troops. Good order
prevails in the town.
A detachment ot the 202d New York Volun
teers baa arrived at the city of FInar del
rj Bio. Col, Savies, finding that the place
fj was occupied by Cuban troonsv encamped
Jt taU, tan at Carfare Hill, outside -the city.
B. entered the town with his staff and
, found that B.fdWfs belnir maintained. He con
ferred with the leading citizens and the Cuban
leaders regarding ths organisation ot a police
service. The Cubans were left to garrison the
city.
Ex-Ohlef ot Police MoOulIagh ot New York Is
busily occupied In organizing a police system
for Havana, and expects to have his plans per
fected before the Americans take control. He
has examined the police courts and Is gather
ing Information as to the best men to appoint
on the force.
Tht Qactta Oflclal will publish to-monVow
the following proclamation Issued byCaptaln
Gerieral Castellanos:
" Ti Mi nAaiitentl of Havana:
"In these days, when the abnormal situation
In which wo are placed Is ending, unhappy
events have Btalnodwith blood the street ot
Havana and acta have been committed
9. unbecoming a sensible people and peaoe-
f ful residents. The Spanish military have
a been Insulted and attackod, and have
U beta compelled to ropel forco with force, thus
shedding the blood of some and spreading
n panic and sorrow. The provoker of such
I,j scenes are not those who fought In battle.
j Those who have seen the fighting from afar
and even enjoyed at times the favors ot
the Spanish Government wish to gain to-day
the sympathies ot those who did fight, and are
proud ot their tardy enthusiasm, which they
express in offensive shoutings and with In
tolerable behavior.
"If during the war It was but natural
that 111 sentiments should havo arisen and
Iniplrod mutual attacks, now that the
war la ended passions must cease and rea
son prevail. Noble feelings should take the
Place of hostility. It Is not just that
there should bo fighting In tho streets and
that calumnies be heaped by clandestine sheets
on the Spanish soldier, who is a model of no
bleness, abnegation and generosity; who has
0 often divided his scanty rations with his
own enemies and with the mothors and
wives of these samo disturbers who
Tmi circulate those sheets and pretend that tho
'Ml Spaniards are tho provokers. Hut it Is useless.
H My soldlors. following my orders, do not leave
Uf the Spanish cities. They do not go Into tho
JM camps of the Insurgents.
"If those who are In the Cuban ranks do not
wiih to bo insulted they will not enter our
cities, as their leaders have ordered them not to
00 so. Notwithstanding this, ther enter to see
their families, relatives, and friends, author
ized to do so by me for humanitarian
reasons and for love ot the country where ray
wife and sons were born and where I havo
med for twenty-five years. Yos, I havo lived
In this Island for twenty-five years, and
1 havo ruled in Puerto Prmelpe. Moron,
C ego de Avlla. Sanctl Bplrltus and Santa
Clara, and everywhere ths love of the In
habitants has followed me, and the dovotlon ot
the soldiers has compensated me for my great
interest In them. The Spanish soldier has ful
filled his duties, maintained discipline, and
, done everything to satisfy mo. Ho has had no
j thought to disgrace his uulform, nor havo I
tolerated attempts by anybody to disgrace It.
This Is my last command. A few days more
sal wl11 end my authority, and I will never again
Interfere In the fate of this oountry. The talk
of those who try to discredit the brief period of
I my government Is therefore useloa.
Ml Cubans, the fate of war has satisfied your
M aspirations. You remain and wo leave. In
M our race he Is always noble who after
J a struggle obtains a plaoe with advantage
j "or himself, Your duty, therefore, Is to bo
aoble and not to provoke us. but to use
Mt the consideration due to a fair enemv. Do
not let yourselves be guided by the ujn
mj wle advice of those who fought on your
Mt We or of those who were perhaps against
MU Jon and who, seeing you fortunate, feign
"ration to you. Now that you have ob
Mt llned your aspirations do not disgrace your-
Si Iloyal Limited.
Ml v. vi.a R- B. of H. '! P. B. I B. O.
W'a kill Sl?.'MJr!"Bto' iM ,!8 i " TThlte-
aW Si.nynV BobU' aa P. U. foot Llb rty
H ) SJiJSj" wa ktweiiMaw Tort and Waahlag-
i
selves by allowing a Broun -of mn without
noble feelings to load yon by tho muddy war
of riots, disgrace and anarchy,
"Ado wo Jimenez Oastemjikos,
"Tho Governor and CnpUln-Qoncral."
Gen. FlUhugh Leo and the troops accom
panying him will land at Mariano.
non it simps von itatasa.
Brooklyn Texas and Castlne Ordered Thero
nt Once,
WAeuiKctTOK, D. C.iDcc 13. In conscquenco
of tho danger of serious trouble In Havana bo
twean Spaniards and Cubans, as shown by the
affray ot Sunday night In which throe men
were, killed and soveral wounded, the Ad
ministration to-day decided to send wanhlps
to Havana without delay to proteot tho
lives and property ot Americans and to
assist In preserving order, should occasion de
mand the Interference ot this Government be
fore Spanish sovereignty In Cuba ceases on
Jan. 1. Orders were Issued this afternoon by
tho Navy Department directing the armored
cruiser Brooklyn, Cnpt F. A. Cook : tho battle
ship Toxan, Capt. Charles D. Slgsbee. and the
gunboat Castlne. Comraandor It. II. Berry, to
proceed to Havana.
The Texas Is now at Hampton Roads and the
Brooklyn left Tompklnsvllle and tho Cas
tlne left Boston for that place to-day.
The orders are that the vossels shall loavo
Hampton1 Roads for Havana on Thursday,
when the Castlne In expected to arrive at
Hampton Itoads. Tho armored cruiser Now
York. Capt F. E. Chadwlck, and the cruiser
Topeka, Commandor W. 8. Cowles, are now at
Havana.
Whllo the affray of Sunday nlsht hod
much to do with tho decision of the Ad
ministration to send tho Brooklyn, Texas
and Castlne to the Cuban capital, thero
was another and oaually Important reason
why the President .and his advisers bo
llaved that a strong naval force should be
assembled there. The open disregard which
tho Spanish authorities are showing tor tho
agreements between the American and Span
ish .Evacuation Commissioners concerning
Government property that shall not be
removed from Cuba doubtless had a
great deal to do with the determination to
order the thepo vessels to Ilnvana. Spanish
ships are watting In Havana harbor to carry
away as much as possible ot Govornment storos.
Including valuable heavy ordnance, and It has
been reported to the War and Navy depart
ments that some ot this material, which prop
erly belongs to tho custody of tho Unites States
under the terms of the evacuation, has been
placed onBpanisli vet ails for transportation to
Spain.
No additional reports In regard to tho theatre
closing riots havo been received by the War
Department. Tho President and the Cabinet
talked over tho disturbance of Sunday at tho
Cabinet meeting to-day .and reached the conclu
sion that an outbreak which might develop into
a massacre was likoly to occur unless measures
were taken to prevent It. It Is believed In
official circles that the presence of two
armored cruisers, a battleship and two
other war vessels In Havana harbor
will do much to make the turbulent ele
ment In the Spanish Army realize that
no disorder will be tolerated by the United
States even before American authority Is as
serted formally In Havana. The Administra
tion fears that the rabid Spanish element
among the troops and civilians may cause a se
rious disturbance to mark their hatred for the
United States and the Cubans before the Span
ish forces are withdrawn. "
BROOKE TO OOrBRK CUBA.
nil Appointment Decided On br President
aicKInley.
WasniNOTOK. Dec. 13. President MoKlnley
to-day approved an order establishing tho mil
itary division of Cuba and placing Major-Gen.
John B. Brooke In command. In addition to
having command of all the troops on the
island. Gen. Brooko will be Military and Civil
Governor. To Gen. Brooke will be left largely
the management ot affalrsTn Cuba. An illus
tration of his authority on a smaller scale is
afforded by the work of Major-Gen. Leonard
Wood in tho province of Santiago.
Gen. Brooko reached Washington this morn
ing from Fort Monroe. He will start In time to
reach Havana about Jan. 1. when Amerioan
authority over the ontiro Island will bo estab
lished. Ho will ljave his headquarters In
Havana, where Major-Gtjn. Leo. commanding
Havana province, and Major-Gen. Ludlow, Civil
and Military Governor ot Havana city, will also
be quartered. Until his doparture for Cuba ho
will be busy reorganizing his staff and arrang
ing his affairs for a protracted residence In
Havana.
ma BIO CHECK SUSPICIOUS.
William Dixon Arrested for Trying to Pais
a 8751 Check Bold to Be Worthless.
William Dixon, 25 years old. an electri
cian, who refused to give his address, was ar
restsd by Central Office Detective O'Connell
yesterday afternoon and looked up at Police
Headquarters on a charge of attempting to
pass a 'worthless check at Mrs. T. Lynoh's
jewelry store In Union Bauare. Mrs. Lynch,
her son. Goorge Lynch, and the manager of
the store, John Cannavan, say that Dixon
went to the store yesterday morning and se
lected a diamond ring for himself, a diamond
brooch for Ills wife, and a pair of diamond
cuff links, all valued at $350. The ring need
ed alteration, and was to be ready In the after
noon. In the meantime the man offered to
par for the lot with a certified check for
$751 drawn on the German-American Bank
to the order ot John 0. Stanley and signed
Sehlnast Brothers. Mrs. Lynch asked the
man to wait until the oheck was deposited,
while Cannavan went to the "bank, where ho
waa told that the check was all right. Not yet
satisfied, it is said, Cannavan wont to Sehln
ast Brothers' office In Broad street, where at
first the signature was acknowledged, and
then it was discovered that there was ns cor
responding stub In the cheok book.
Cannavan hurried back to the store and
had Dixon arrested, no was taken to the
West Thirtieth street station. His effects In
cluded a box ot pills, a slip of paper, on which
was written 'Communicate when finished
with 3( Spring.1' (tnd two letters one In
cipher and the othef In Chinese. The.pollee
say the prisoner attempted to destroy the slip
of paper when he wojj brought back.
Capt, Prtco telephoned to Headquarters , ot
his suspicions In the case, ana Deteattve
O'Connell was sent uo fur the prisoner.
aornnsitENT raas j.v niaxitssa.
Tour on the Way to Porto Bleo Seek Bef nge
' la a North Carolina Sound.
NocroLX, a. Doc. 13. The Government
tugs Olympla, Adonis, Kugeno Grasselll and
Watson, which passed down the coast yester
day on thelrway.lt Is believed, to Porto Rico,
were reported to-night by the United States
Weather Bureau here to have put Into Oora
coke Inlet, N. C to escape tho gale prevailing
off this coast to-day. The wind at one time
attained a velocity of forty mllos an hour.
The Watson Is leaking and In distress.
Tbo collier flosslus arrived at Old Point to
day. She will come up to the navy yard and be
fiioced out of commission while her machinery
s being overhauled and needed repairs are
made.
HF.TIl r.Oir flEKS THK PRESIDENT.
Urried Mr, Chonte's Appointment as Am
bassador to (lient Britain, It Is Said.
Washington , Dec. 13. Beth Low and Senator
Piatt wore visitors at the White House this
morning, Mr. Low's visit preceding that of the
Benator by a few minutes. Mr. Low had noth
ing to say In regard to the object of his Inter
view with the President, but it was stated by
other persons that he personally indorsed Jo
seph It. Choate for appointment as Ambassador
to Great Britain.
In Liquidation.
The Johnston Jewelrr Co., 17 Union Squirt.
Diamonds, fin jtwilry and surer novslttx, 40 per
ctau below prices elasirner. Oln arwilug. Ail:
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ABDUCTED M HER FATHER
'itOSIt SKOAL TAKES' BT rOllCK PROM
Bit. REISER'S HOOBE.
rtnlihl Hegel Snld Hit Daughter Was Kept
Away by Hypnotic Influence Tho law
(lave Illm Ho Belief, So ITe and HI Five
Sons Broke In, Gngged Iter and Drovo OCT.
Emkatjetit. N. J.. Dec. 13. A beautiful young
woman was dragged from the house In which
she had been harbored and carried off, gagged.
In a coach to-night by her father and brothors.
Tho woman was Miss Rosa Sogal, daughter
ot Rabbi Joseph Begat ot tho Congregation
B'nat Abraham of Newark, and she was taken
from tho house ot Dr. John Max Reiner of 340
Bouth Broad street, this city.
MlssSogat had been at Rotner's residence,
which Is In one of tho most fashionable section!
of the city, slnco Saturday. Her father de
clares that she was detained there through
hypnotlo Influoncos exerted byjlnlner. Rabbt
Segal had Invoked the assistance of tho
criminal law to recover possession of his
daughter, bnt the authorities could not aot, so
he took the law In his own hands. About 10
o'clock this evening he and five stalwart young
men entered Police Headquarters. Shortly
afterward a coach drove up and they got In.
Tho coaoh took them within a hundred yards
ot Relnor's resldenoe, whero It stopped and tho
party alighted. Four of the young men
walked hurriedly to Reiner's resldenoe and
posted themselves near tho large windows
opening on tho piazza. They wero followod by
Rabbi Segal and the othor young man, who
wont to the front door and rang tho boll.
Tho door was opened by Reiner. As It swung
back the rabbi's companion attempted to place
his foot within, so that it could not bo shut, but
Rolner evidently recognized his visitors and
slammod tho doorshut. The bolts shot Into their
sockets while Rabbi Heflal was demanding that
Reiner give up his daughter. Seizing tho door
knob the rabbi's companion demanded that
Reiner open it or ho would smash In the door.
There was no reply from within and then
tho young men, who had been posted by the
windows, joined In tho demand and threats.
Their demands wero unheodrd. and they
made an attempt to break in the door, but It
was too strong for them. Then thoy attacked
the windows, and the crashing of glass was
mingled with their cries of Go In boys!"
"Don't be afraid I" and "Romomber.shc's your
sister."
Lights appeared In all parts of tho house
nnd tho Inmates could be seen hurrying ex
citedly to and fro. while screams from a star
tled femnlo voice camo from a room on the seo
ond floor. A moment later the attacking party
dloapneared into tho house through the parlor
windows and the scream Increased In terror.
Sounds ot strlfo within the housowero heard
by citizens on the sidewalk, and it sounded as
though an Inner door was smasbod down.
Suddenly the sounds of breaking ceased and
tho screams were muffled. An Instant later
tho front door was thrown open and a man ran
out. He yolled to the coachman and the latter
drove hurriedly up. The man disappeared In
tho house and was heard giving directions to
others who came down the stairs bearing a
burden. Another man ran to the coaoh and got
some blankets. The party coming downstairs
mot with some resistance, and a young man
outaldo ran back, yelling: "Kill him, damn
him. kill him I"
Tho reslstnnoo was quickly overcome and
then two men appeared on the piazza carrying
between them a young woman. One was the
rabbi, who had the young woman by the
shoulders, The other had the girl by the feet.
The young woman was uttlrod In only a night
dress. She was struggling violently and at
tempting to scream, out something was tied
around her head and her cries were muffled. -
The party hurriedly descendod from tho
piazza nnd ran toward the coaoh. As thoy
reached It the rabbi's hold on the young lady
'Grab her by tho hatrl" ho shouted to the
man next to him. As the latter compiled tho
mufllo was pulled from tho young woman's
mouth, "
"Papa. oh. papal" she cried, your God for
glvoyoul" She was bundled Into tho coach before she
hod finished the sentence and the muffle quiok
lyreplaoed. The rabbi aud two of his party
leaped Into the coach, tho door was slammed
shut, the two others jumped on the seat with
tho driver and the coach dashed away.
It was driven through the entire length of
Broad street but did not attract nny attention,
and the party got safely out ot the olty going
toward New York. .
After tbn rabbi had escaped with his
daughter Dr. Reiner was Interviewed. He
would not make a statement concerning tho
abduction except to admit that his house had
been forcibly entered several times, and that
no one of his fnmlly had boon Injured.
Tho abduction Is tho sequel of n peculiar
story. Rabbi Segal told Chlot of Police Tonney
last night, when he asked his aid In recover
ing his daughter, that Roe had gonq
to Reiner's house last Saturday, nnd
that when ho, wont there yesterday
afternoon to cot her. Reiner had refused to
admit him. He said ho had known Reiner
about four weeks. About two months ago two
strangers called at his house. One introduced
himself as John M. Reiner, the othor was
a Mormon eldor, or had been ono. Reiner
said he had met a man named 8cga! In Lon
don and thought tho rabbi might be tho samo
person. The rabbi was not that person, but
Reiner nnd his companion wore enter
tained. Reiner called frequently at the Segal
residence and paid much attention to Ito'te.
Eventually Rabbi Segal and his wifo. accompa
nied by Rose, visited Reiner nnd his wife. A day
or so later Rabbi Regal mot a New York friend,
he says, who knew Reiner, who told him
some things which decided him to stop tho
visits Rose was paying to Reiner. Ue forbade
hor to again come to Elizabeth. Ono day
within a week Rolner called on tho rabbi.
During this call. Bognl said. Roso told
Reiner that her father had forbidden
hor visiting him again. Thn Rabbi explained
that, as sho was a Jo w and Reiner a Catholic,
their intimacy would cause unfavorable com
ment In his congregation. Reiner contlnuccLto
visit the Bogals after this until Satnrday, wfjjf n
Rose left home
On henrinu this story Chief of Police Tennoy
sent Detective McOrail with Rabbi Sogal to
Rolner's house. Thoy succeeded In seeing
Rose, who showed no Inclination to return
ome, -Bbo apparently was suffering with
ysterla. but Dr. Brown who attended hor said
sho was able to go homo. Sho declined to
go until this morning, and Segal and
the detective went away, This morning
Rabbi Segal again called at Polico
Hcndquartnrs and said ho had been
again to Reiner's and had boon refused
admission. As It appeared that thn young lady
was staying with Rolner of her own free will,
no action could betaken by the police. Rabbi
Hegel then appealed to County Proseoutor
N. 0. J. English and told his Btory. Ho
was informed that tho only way to got
his daughter was by habeas corpus proceed
Ings, This nfternoon Segal appoalod to County
DeteStlvo Keren, who has considerable Influ
ence with nelnor, but no results camo of
tho negotiations. Dr. Reiner told Detective
Keren that Miss Segal was freo to lenvo
his house when sho would. She enrmt to him
for shelter and claimed that hor father was
cruel to her. He could not turn her out. Dr.
Reiner was again seen to-night and asked
about tho case by a Run reporter. lie said It
wns a fight botwoen Jerusalem and Rome,
" When It comes to contests between Jerusa
lem and Rome," ho added. " you oan rest as
sured Rome always wins."
He Intimated that he would profecute the
Segals tor their Illegal entrance of his house,
and he is known to bo a stubborn
fighter. The Segals are said to be among the
most prominent Hebrews In Newark. Reiner
about three years ago was the proprietor
and editor of the GentraXNmo Jtrsry Herald.
published In Elizabeth. He was Indicted for
libel on John 0. Rankin. Jr.. the Mayor. , At
the same time be gained considerable notorint v
by his attempts through his paper to unenrth
soaudals alleged to exist here.
BETfAItn OV DEITEY AND BAWPHOV,
Bouse Commlttoo for a Limited Bavlvnl of
the Grade of Admiral aadVloo-Adralrnl,
WAsniwnroN, Deo. 13. The House Commit
tee on Naval Affairs decldod to-day to report
favorably the bill to revive the grades ot Ad
miral and Ylce-Admtral. Tho bill, as
amended by the committee, differs from that
Introduced In the Senate by Mr. Halo in that
It limits the revival to the lifetime of the ap
pointees, and at their death the grades lapse,
until again revived by Congress,
A, 91, Palmer Taken 111 in the Street.
OmnAoo, Deo. 13. A. M. Palmer, manager
for Richard Mansfield, was taken seriously 111
to-night on his way from the. Grand Opora
House to the Auditorium Hotel. Medical at
tention was given him at onoe and he was re
vived. His physician pronounced it a case of
heart stuck. His recovory Is confidently ex
Twenty-flva Cents a Day
air for telephone servle at Tour bousa orSUble.
rrriM Is billiard proof, Uuadard ivupment Ait.
LIBERALS TO LOSE THKlIt LEABKR.
Mr ITllllnnt Vernon-Hnrtonrt Inrereitlhlly
Kcilgns Ilia Post.
UpttM CaM D'trmtth In Tns Box.
London. Deo. 13. Sir William Vernon-Har-court
has written a long and dignified lottnr
to Mr. John Morley, sometime Chief Bee
rotary fpr Ireland, from whloh It is In
ferred that Sir William resigns the lead
ership of the Liberal party in tho
House of Commons. It Is noteworthy, how
ever, that ho does not ear so directly. What,
above all things, Is clear. Is thnt he feels
that ho 1ms ground for serious com
plaints rtgalnst hh party. He begins his
letter with n reference to tho prevail
ing dlsouaslon of thn leadership question, re
garding which ho sayst "So far as It affects
myself J do not feel anxiety. My record is
clear. Air' resolution Is fired to undortakono
responsibility, to occupy no position, tho duties
of which It Is made Impossible forme to fulfil."
After reviewing tho position of tho party slnoe
Mr. Gladstone's retirement. Sir William says:
"A party rent by seotlonnl disputes and personal
Interests is one which no man can consontto
lead either with advantage to himself or advan
tage to the country." He adds: "It has
been whispered by mon who neither know nor
care to know the truth that I have allowod
personal considerations to Influence my
public action. No man knows better than
yourself the falsehood of theso unworthy
Insinuations. It personal proscriptions have
been Insisted upon as ground for refusal
ot common 'action In the general causo
thoy have not proceeded frtm me. I am
not and shall not consent to ho a candidate
for any contested position." He adds that
ho has always been content, in all situa
tions, to do his duty to his party. Con
tinuing, ho says: " It I have arrived at the con
clusion that I can best discharge that duty in
an independent position In the Houso of Com
mons you will. I feel sure, agree that a disputed
leadership, beset by distracted sections and
conflicting Interests. Is an Impossible situation,
and that a release from painful and onerous
obligations will come as a welcome relief."
In his reply to Sir William's letter Mr. Morley
declares that It does not occasion the smallest
surprlso to him that Sir William bos found It
impossible to keop silence In a situation that
may well have becomo intolerable to him. Ho
adds:
nFor many months wo havo often wondered
nt your steadfast reserve and self-command
undor provocation of thoso unworthy Insinua
tions to which you rotor, and which. If you had
ever thought It worth while, you could at any
moment havo blown to atoms."
After a most cordial tribute to the publlo
spirit and unselflshzoal by whloh Sir William
Vernpn-Harcourt has shown hlmsolt to
be -actuated since Mr. Gladstone's retire
ment, Mr. Morley says: "I know well
enough that there have been whispers
about your singling out this or that personage
ns a man with whom you would not co-operate.
I also know how baseless these stories were,
how precisely tho reverse of tho truth, how
certain It Is that It was not from you that the
attempts at proscription proceeded."
The newspapers Interpret this momentous
correspondence in various ways. The Morning
Jbst regards Sir William's lottcr as a definite
resignation, aad regrets that the1 lost ot the
paladins of the old Liberal party will no longer
take his place as leader.
Tho Vailu Mail says that tho letter amounts
practically to a resignation ot the preposterous
position held since Lord Rosebery resigned tho
leadership, whloh Blr William Yernon-Har-conrt
made unbearable to him.
Tha Mall adds that Sir William has suc
cumbed to Imperialism, that movement which
has seized upon the Imagination of the Anglo
Saxon, not only in England but in. the United
States.
AS ALLEOED ANTI-DItETFCS PLOT.
JLengne of Patriots Would Prevent the Pris
oner's Iteturn to Paris.
Special Calls Diioalch to Tns Bex.
London. Doc 14. Tho Daily 2few reports
tho discovery of a plot to prevent Drey
fus from reaching Paris. It was started
when tho probability of the Court of Cassa
tion recalling tho prisoner was first mooted,
and was originated .by the League ot
Patriots, which, under Paul D6roul&de. num
bers about 300.000 members. These were or
dered to hold themselves in readiness to aot.
The league communicated with the officers
commanding army corps, brigades and regi
ments. Only one ot theso thought fit to communicate
tho plot direot to the War Office. Ho was the
Colonel of a regiment stationed near the Brittany-Normandy
border.
M. de Froyoinet. Minister of War, Immediate
ly issued ordors to the troops at the various
stations to hold themselves In readiness to go
on trains at a momom's notice. As soon as tho
vessel bringing the prisoner Is signalled all tho
places along the route by whloh ho will bo
taken to Paris will bo garrisoned and any at
tempt at resistance by the leagne will be sup
pressed. A minor state of slego will be proclaimed In
Paris, and Gen. Zurllnden, tho Military Gov
ernor, will not bo In command there.
Tho execution ot thoso plans, according to
the Dallv .S'etcs. deponds on tho attitude ot the
League of Patriots. .
Dreyfus is not expeoted to arrive before the
lost week In January.
THE rOPE TO CAJtniKAT. OIBBOSS.
A Papal Communication Said to Deal with
the "Theories of Americanism."
Scuial Calli Deivatch to Tnc Boh.
London, Deo. 14. A despatch to the Standard
from Rome says that tho Pope has addressed a
letter to Cardinal Gibbons on the question of
"the theories ot Americanism." The letter. It
Is added, will not be published until it has been
communicated to the American Episcopate.
TirO CUII.BBBX ZEFT IK A FIRE.
A Servant Rescued One Grlsold Child The
Others Probably Dead.
The five-story double brick flat houso at 223
Union street, Brooklyn, was dostroyed by flro
between 0 and 50 o'clock last night, and it Is
believed that Ocorgo Grlsold, 7 years old, and
his 3-year-old sister Edith were killed In the
flro. There wero thirty tenants In the building.
The Are was discovered on the fourth floor.
The children who are supposed to have been
lost were those ot William Henry Grlsold, who
occupied tho right-hand flat on tho second
floor, Mrs. Orleold was out shopping, and her
servant, Mary Feeney, was In the house with
the three children.
nearlng the cry, of Are, she took Gladys Grls
old, 5 years old, In her nrms and ran out to
the street, leaving tho other children in bed In
therearNporu. Sho gave Gladys to a man on
the btreul and tried to return to rescue the
others. She became hysterical, and was un
able to proceed. . '
By the time It became generally known tht
thorewero two children left in the houso tho
fire had mndo such headway that It Was im
possible to rescue them. It Is supposed thoy
were suffocated and that their bodies are under
the caved-ln rear wall. ,
On account of the broken water main In Cen
tral avenue, tho firemen were unable to get
sutllclent water to effectively combat the
flames, out they managed to save the adjoining
buildings. The burned building was owned by
tho Aldrich estato of 40 Broadway. Manhattan.
Latest Marine Intelligence.
Arrived Bs Frieslaad, Nickels, Antwerp Dee. 8.
Reduced Rates for Students,
The Mow York Central will sell round trip Uokets
at reduced rates to Instructors and students going
home for the holidays. KorlpformiUon addreia U.
C. ttowh, General EasUrn Asent, 418 Broadway,
Nsw Yorki V. I. Wolfe. General Ag.at. Albany, or
17 Mw York Oentnldok.lmst.--Jd.. "
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SECY BLISS WILL RESIGN.
MR IS AROVT TO UiATB PRESIDES!
M'ICISLErS CABISET.
Now Thnt the War Is Over, Ills Friend Say.
Ue Will Give Up the Portfolio ot the
Interior for Business Bensona and Be
cause of Slightly Impnlred Health.
Tho Hon. Cornelius N. Bliss. Secretary of tho
Interior, has been at his home. 108 Madison
avenue, for the last few days under the care of
a physician. Ho has suffered foranumborof
months with a malarial affection Incident
to llto In Washington, especially during
tho summer months. The dospatohos from
Washington yesterday announced that Secre
tary Bliss had elthor tendered his resignation
or wan about to resign from the Cabinet of
President McKlnloy. Pecretary llllsi refused.
In conversation with a representative of Tint
Hun Inst night, to speak ot thoso despatches.
He said that ho had no statement to mako
nt this time. As soon( as Becrotnry Bliss's
physicians give him permission he will return
to Washington, It should be understood thnt
Secretary Bliss declined last night to speak of
his proposod retirement from President Mc
Kluley's CnbtaeU All that Is said In this artlolo
comes from close personal friends of Secretary
Bliss, who conferred with him last night at his
homo.
President MoKlnley has sturtcd on a Southern
trip, and until ho returns Becrotnry Bliss's
friends said that nothing doflnlto would bo an
nounced. Others snld that some sort of a state
ment may be forthcoming within a day or so.
All of Mr. Bliss's friends, though, who talked
with htm last night wore quite confident that
President MoKlnley nnd Socrotary Bliss are to
sevor their official relations with tho most
cordial regard for ono another. They said,
however, positively that Secretary Bliss Is
about to retire from the Cabinet.
Interested visitors who attended the Inaugu
ration of President MoKlnley in March, 1607.
will recall that Mr. Bliss was summoned to
Washington by Mr. McKlnloy and requosted
by tho then President-elect to confer with him
at the Ebbltt House. Mr.DlIss was then Treas
urer ot tho Republican National Ooumlttee.
By his advice and judgmont, It was said, Mr.
Bliss had rendered valuable services to the
Republican party for a dozen years. Tho Re
publican organization of the State of New York,
after Mr. MoKlnley's election In November.
1800, put forward Gen. Stewart L. Wood
ford tor a pl&co In Mr. MoKlnley's Cab
inet. The Prestdont-eleot regarded Gen.
Woodford vory highly, but there wore various
complications In the New York situation
which required consideration, and before Mr.
MoKlnley left Canton for Washington ho
offeree to Mr. Bliss the portfolio ot Sooretary
of the Navy. Mr. Bliss at tho time, was
wrapped up in tho business affairs ot Bliss.
Fdbyan fc Co, and after consulting with
Ills partners he graciously declined the Presl-dent-olcot's
invitation to become Secretary ot
tho Navy. All these facts were printed at the
tlmo. but they wore recalled with renewed In
terest last night by the friends of Mr. Bliss.
When Mr. Bliss arrived in Washington on
March 1 ho mot Mr. McKinley and the newly
elected Republican Benator for tho State of
New York. Mr. Piatt, at tho Ebbett House,
and- thore was' a long talk. Mr, MoKln
ley Insisted that the selection of Mr.
Bliss for a plaoe In his Cabinet and
the only plaoe then open was Secretary of the
Interior would smooth out tho wrinkles In
the New York situation, and after a long and
earnest conversation Mr. Bliss announoed that
he would accept the place.
It was known then, aocording to Mr. Bliss's
friends last night, that the Cubau war was im
minent, and while Mr. Bliss recognized fully
that he was neglecting vast business interests
in New York city, in which opinion hU
partners fully coincided, he nevertheless
felt it to be a duty as well as a privilege to bo
come a member of Mr. MoKlnley's war Cabi
net. While he could havo been Seoretary of
the Navy and have performed, possibly, a moro
Important part than as Secretary of the In
terior, he appreciated the honor dono him by
the President, and he has endeavored to per
form his part since that time as a member of
the war Cabinet.
But the peace treaty has boen signed at Paris.
There Is now no reason why Secretary Bliss ,
should not consult the best interests ot his
health and business relations. During his In
cumbency as Secretary of the Interior ho has
boon compelled to come 'to New York once a
week to look after his affairs.
During all the trying months of last spring
and last summer and lost fall Secretary Bliss
was constantly at Cabinet meetings and was
always on hand to do his duty. His health has
suffered somewhat by the summer's residence
In Washington, and he is now bolng treated tor
malarial fover.
Presldont McKinley Is very fond of Secretary
Bliss. In fact, tho President has regarded him
nsoneof Ills' safest and most conservative ad
visors, and Mr. Bliss's friends said last night
that President McKinley regrotted that Mr.
Bliss had believed it to be an opportuno mo
ment to rotlro from the war Cabinet of 1807.
Nobody In How York know lost night whom
President McKlnloy had selected as tho suc
cessor ot Mr. Bliss. As a matter of fact. Mr.
Bliss may hold on for some time, or until the
President has selected his successor.
Wabiiinoton. Dec. 13. It was loarned to
night thnt Secretary Bliss tendered his resig
nation last week, to take effect Jan. 1.
SCHOOSER BISKS A EIVER TVO.
The Crew nnd to Jump Into the Blver, and
Were Nearly Frozen.
The tugboat John Curtis, owned by the Har
lem River Towing Company, was sunk yester
day afternoon off 115th street and tho East
River, In collision with the brick sohooner John
Murray, Tho tug was comlngupthe rlverwlth
the schoonor In tow, and when near 110th
street tho schooner's crow started to make sail,
They found It difficult on account of a stiff
breeze blowing from tho west, Tho canvas bo
came ontangled In tho guy ropes, aud the tug
could not keep tho schooner In hor course.
This continued until they readied Little
Cape, olf 115th street. Thoy wero drifting
with the tide rapidly, and rapt. Prank illssoll
?f the tug feared they would goon the rocks,
le gave orders to one of tho deckhand to out
loose from the schoonor, but just then a strong
f;ust of wind struck tho sails of tho latter, cans
ng her to turn partly around Tho prow struck
the tug with such force that she careened over
on her right side fur enough to take in con
siderable water. A hole wns stove Id the tug's
side and the boat began to fill. ,
Cnpt. Blssell jumped n board the schooner as
soon us tho crash came, but tho crow were not
so lucky, Charles Edgar.theeiiglneer.iumped
Into the river and was rescued with difficulty
by some of thosohoonor'sorew. Frank Btevuns
of 111! i.asteiutli street, another of tho tug's
erew. was rescued bv Capt. Gross of the tug
Defender. Doth Edgar and Stevens wero
nearly frozen. Edgar was removed to the Har
lem Hospital and Stevens was sent honio
Tho tug sunk In ten minutes. Tho boat was
valued nt ttl.000 and was two-thirds Insured.
Tho schooner was towed ashore.
Princess Anne, Md Has a Big fire.
Pocouokk City, Md Deo. 13, Princess Anne,
the oldest town In Maryland nnd tho county
so at of Somerset county, was badly wrecked by
Are this morning. Thousands of dollars'worth
of property were dostroyed. Six stores, the
Peninsula House, Mlller'u Hotel and tho
Knights of I'ythias Hall vero burned to the
ground. Many of the most prominent men In
public life on the Eastern Shore have been na
tives of the place, and It wns conspicuous as the
bcone of many of the events narrated in floorgo
Alfred Townsend's novel, " The Entailed Hat."
Poland Spring Water Sold,
Recommended by eminent pkyslclsus for Its purity
and medicinal qualities. 'Poland," S Park place.
Ail.
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THE MASSACHUSETTS' MIBHAP.
Damage to tha Battleship's Keel More Kx-
tenalva Than at First Estimated.
It has been learned that the Injuries sus
tained by tho battleship Massachusetts, whloh
grounded oft Oovornors Island on Saturday,
nro much greater than It was nt first sup
posed. Tho Board ot Investigation, consist
ing of Capt. Goorge W. Sumnor. Capt. 0. F.
Goodrich 'of tho Nowark, Capt. Merrill Mlllor
of the Vermont and Llout. W. P. .White of tha
Indiana, havo received reports from the divers
who examined the hull ot the Massachusetts.
These reports show that the kcol Is twisted and
buckled In I eventeon spots between framo 10
nnd frame 78, a distance of 240 feet. Thers
may be other woak spots, but they havo not
bcon discovered yet, as It has been impossi
ble to get Into all the compartments on no
count ot the water.
The ship's bottom begins to riso from tho
keel to the noso nt framo 18, and a', framo Id
it I six lnohes hlghoron tho keel than at frame
18. As near ns can bo loarned tho vessel
struck the rock at framo 10, and then tho ship
was lifted by tho momentum and was carried
along tho solid rook, the keel scraping It for a
dtstanoo of 210 foot to frame 78, when the
vessel slid off again Into tho wator.
Tho vessel will have to go Into dry dock,
probably on Monday. The ammunition, stores
and cool must ba taken ashoro in order to
lighten the vessol. The vessol will have to be
shored uo In order to keep the injured keol
from resting on the blocks.
Ono of ths offluers said yesterday: "From
the condition we have found the keel In, It
would not surprise me In the least if a now
keel will havo tc bo constructed. While only
seventeen bad spots havo been discovered, It
docs not follow tha' thero are not others, but
owing to the water in some of the compart
ments, we havo not been able to examine tho
entire keel."
VRAZT DItUNK IN A BAILROAB CAR.
John Flynn Shoots One Passenger and Ter
rifies Other on an Albany Train.
Albant, Dec 13. The passengers on tho
Now York train whloh arrived in this city at
0:05 to-nlght had a thrilling experience as the
rain was nearlng 125th street.New York, short
ly after 0 o'clock. A man boarded the train at
the Grand Central Btatlon, and was soon tho
centre of a scono of wild excitement Ho
began by drawing a revolvor, whloh, after toy
ing with It nervously for a few moments, he
began discharging among the passengors.
wounding several.
J. L. Borgh of Cobleskill. who stopped at
Keeler's last night, and Is congratulating him
self on his narrow escape, tells this story :
"The chap, whoever he was, changed from
the seat in front ot me to ono just opposite, and
then levelled his gun at mo. I thought he
meant business, and crouched a little.
Just then a young man with his bride en
tered tho car. and ho had just reached a point
between the manlao and myself when tho fel
low blazed away with his revolvor. shooting tho
bridegroom In the thigh. Tho remaining bul
lets went through tho ceiling of tho car.
"A man named Frnttonaroth of 18 Wil
liam street. New York, who Is connected
with the Amerioan Machinitt, and myself
seized the Insane man and turned him over to
a couple of citizens, who promised to take him
to a police station."
Mr. Bergh says that as soon as the bullets
began to fly every one In the enr dodged and
sought shelter behind the seats and near the
floor.
When the train stopped at 125th street most
ot the passengers left the car In a hurry, and
the man got off. too, in the crowd.
CharleslLRIddle, who lives In 2001b. street.
Anally got behind the man and. with tho as
sistance of other passengers, held him until
Policeman Buckrldgo ot the East 120th street
station took him In charge.
At the station the man said he was John
Flynn and that he had no home. Besides the
revolver his only possession waa a bottle of
whiskey.
DE ZOSOUEUIL DIES AT TABLE.
The Baron Falls from III. Chair at Dinner
In the Holland Bonse,
Baron de Longneuil ot Montreal. Canada,
died suddenly In the dining room of the Hol
land House lost night. He had been troubled
with heart disease for years.
The Baron wns descended from an old
French family, no was 54 years old and
a very wealthy man. Ot late he had been
travelling for his health. He arrived In
New York ten days ago from Eiirono and went
to the Holland House. With him was a trained
nurse. Mary M. Dawson. He Intended to leave
New York yesterday afternoon for Florida,
where be has a yacht, but ho was advised In the
morning by a specialist to remain over .a
month and havo an oporatlon performed on
hie throat. He decided to do so.
Last night at 0:30 o'clock he went into the
main dining room otthe hotel and ordered
dinner. Manager Harrlman of the hotel was
at an adjoining table. The Baron was ex
pressing his regret at having to stay here and
had just raised a glass ot wine to his lips.
Then he fell out of his chair dead. Coroner
Zucca granted a permit for tho removal of the
body to an undertaker's at U38 Sixth avenue.
Capt. G. H. Matthews of Montreal, the dead
man's most Intimate friend, has been sum
moned by telegraph. ,
Among tho Baron's effects were $52 In cur
rency and a letter of credit for $lKX)on the Na
tional City Bank, His widow is said to be In
The Baron's name Is Charles Colmon Grant.
Ho takes his titln from his estate of Longueuil.
noar Montreal. He was born in 1844. nnd suc
ceeded his father In 1870. having married In
1H78 Mary Jones vvayno of Aberdare. Ills
title dates back to 1700. when Louis XIV.
granted a patent of nobility to Charles Lo Moyno
of Canada. The title was recognlred by Queen
Victoria In 1880. Tho family Is a younger
branch ot the old Norman family of Le Moyno,
Marquis de Longueuil. It settled in Canuda in
1041.
$20,000 FOR BALVATIOS ARM WORK
One Woman's Donation at .Last Night's
Annnal Bally in Carnegie Hall.
The Salvation Army held its annual rally
last night at Carnegln Hall. Commander
Booth-Tuoker presided and delivered an ad
dress'on the farm colonies of the army. JohnE.
Mllholland followed with a report of a commit
tee that had examined Into the working ot tho
colonization system lately Inaugurated by the
army in tho West. The committee stated that
It was a derervlng field for charity.
Following the addresees there was a collec
tion to help defray the expenses of the colonies.
Quite a large sum whs raised. Er-Gov.
Flower, who was ono of the Vice-Presidents,
gave $100, and a woman whoso name wns not
mado publle gnve real estate In New York val
ued at $20,000. , , , ,
The meetlnc closed with a description of
tho work ot the army illustrated by storeoptl
oon views.
J. XDlfARD ADDICK8 TO WED.
Will Marry Mrs. Wilson, the Co-reepnndent
In Ills Second Wife's Dlvoren Suit,
Wilminoton, Dol., Doc. 13, J. Edward
Addlcks Is to bo marrlod to-morrow to Mrs. Ida
Carr Wilson at tho Wilson homo nt Clnymont..
About three years ago Addlcks's wife brought
suit for divorce, tho case being heard by a
Commissioner appointed by the Superior Court
of this State. Tho charge was Infidelity, with
Mrs. Wilson as tho co-respondent. Tho case
wns fought for a long time and many witnesses
wore examined, but the Commissioner reported
unfavorably. Last summorMrs. Addlcks again
pushed her suit, this tlmo alleging desertion,
nnd nbouCt hrcn months ngo the same Com.
ralsslonenreported favorably on the ease and
tho Court gave Mrs. Addlcks her divorce.
Crokrr fining Into Grnntle Quarrying?
BiDDxroHD. Mo Deo, 13. Jt Is reported here
that a New York syndicate, headed by Richard
Croker and John C. Bheehan, has two repre
sentatives hero negotiating for the purchase of
an extensive tract of land at South Blddetoru
for the purpose of opening a granite quarrying
Industry. That part of tho city uhouiids In
granite of a quality especially woll adapted for
ornamental building work.
Trnstee's Bale for Bank Creditors
ot One diamonds, jewelry, vateha,.-., by order of
Btem At Uu.hmore. Attorneys. Bile at noos dally,
Joan II. fMoch, Auctlo-aer, 47 Liberty tu-Aiir,
, t t ,.,,.. ni.lni.ai mim
GIANT GAS TANK BURSTS, ffl
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FLOOBED STRKETS,DAnKBSEDlIOVSES H
ASB 3IAST CASUALTIES. IB
" xBI
Five Million Gallon of Water Itmptled Into JH
the Streets from n Holder ITS Fees JH
Across, Which Split Wide Open at Its j9
First Test-Wreck of Adjoining Buildings 'M
Gns Out Below Grand Street Newspn- B
per Orders, Pnllrn Stntlons nnd Ferry -,B
houses In Trouble Throo Dead, Nineteen i9
Hurt Arret of Engineer and Contractor '(
A big. now tolcscoplo gns holder of the Con ,-S
solldntod Gas Company, which was snld fobs w
the largest In tho world nnd which had just ,9
boon erected In tho centre of tho block bound- , 'II
cd by First avenue, Avenuo A and Twentieth
and Twonty-flrnt vstrcots. burst whllo ' It WM
was bolng tested nt 5:30 o'olook last -nH
night, let looso n flood of 5.000,000 gal- 'jjH
Ions ot wator, burled In lis ruins at H
least ono mnu, killed two moro. and sent : j
a score to tho hospitals or under doctors' oaro ,-dH
with Injuries moro or less serious. Tho gns
wont out wherever the company's serv loo ex- 1H
tendod below Grand street nnd was not turned i
on again, nnd much Inconvonlonco was causod ''HI
to consumers. ii
Pnrtol the wrecked structure fell upon the
rear of the table factory of Henry Fuldner, at ?H
the southeast corn or of Avenuo A nnd Twenty- vl
first street, crushed tho lower part of the fac- IH
tory, where thn cnglno room was, under many IH
tons of torn and twisted steel, nnd burled the IH
englncor, while the great blast ot oscaplng air $
which followed tho collnpso of tho reservoir ifll
blow fragments of tho building halt a block
away. i
Tho factory ocouplod two numbors along; fH
Avenuo A, and the whole rear part of It was hH
torn away until every floor was left open '
to tho air. Two tenement houses which ,H
were north of tho factory wero nlo dam- .HB
aged and rendorcd unlnhnbltnblo. Tho 'rM
flood of water from tho foundation of H
the gas holder was turned looso, principally 'H
Into Twonty-flrst stroot, whore It swept east 'B
nnd west In a great wave, starting with a height H
of ten or twelve feet and reaching a depth of '
four foct nt First avenue boforo It wna lowered H
by spreading out Into tho avenue. It was In ';H
this wavo nnd nmld twisted and torn wrcokaga
carried bv alrblast and flood that Andrew '-iH
Wodth wns caught, nnd his body, nearly tMm
stripped of clothing and cut and bruised, was H
carried clear to First avenue. The flood l
spread all around tho block and filled .-HJ
cellars before It got a chance to run off. "9
Every man who was to tho north of the tlH
great gasholder was certainly killed, for tha HJ
wholo stroot thero Is covered with a tangle ot VM
wreck, amid which nono could find safety, '1P
and It will not be surprising It a num- .Mi
bor of bod 1 03 of porsons not yet :t
known to bo missing are found thero ''H
whon tho wreck Is cleared away. No ono con- i j
nectcd with tho gas company or the Logan Iron ''Ifl
Works, which was building the tank, could tell H
last night how many men wero working about -jfl
it at tho tlmo of tho accident, and besides these 'Hi
there was achance that some ordinary pedos- isM
trlans going through tho street might havo 19
been caught, 1
THE TANK TBAT COLLAPSED. (jfl
Almost every one Is familiar with tho outward 1H
appearance of the great gas tankB whloh hold iHJ
the supplies stored up by tho gas works for H
our nightly uso. Not unlike an Inverted
bushel measure in general proportions, they ,!
rise In clusters in various parts ot tho city, 'flj
ench amid a circle ot guiding columns, and few
would realize theix size If It Wero not for thn '''
surrounding houses, which thoy overtop by j:-M
many feet. Tho tank which broko down waa .-'fl
llkp all tho othors In its general features, flj
but Its dimensions wero enormous. The gas hi
holder Itself, measured 174 feet In diameter nt flj
tho bottom, and Its guiding columns were tall 'jH
enough to allow tho tank to rise 160 foet from ''jH
the bottom ot Its retaining tank. The retain jH
ing tank was 178 foot in diamotor. and reached Ifl
almost from street to street. The Twen- 111
ty-flrst street plant of the company fHJ
has altogether seven gas holders. One very tflj
largo ono already occupied tho western end ot :H
the block botwenn Twentieth nnd Twonty-flrst ;'M
streets, and left a space between Its walls '5tl
and tho rear ot tho buildings on , ;!
Avenue A just About 200 feot square. fl
Here tho contractors began to put up the flj
big gas holder last Bprfng. They dug out f?l
a hole of the full size of thocontalnlng tank and ' ijjB
seventeen foot deep. Into this they built a i
steel pan whoso sides roso forty-two foot from ,
the bottom and twenty-five feot nbove tho side- 9
walk. This pan was mndo ot steel which began -jHJ
at tho bottom courses, whore the pressure 9J
was to be greatest, with a thickness of one 'Ifl
nnd one-halt Inches and tapered to ono Inch or lS
a llttlo less at tho top. To glvo stiffness to this '"fl
enormous pan. thoro were square steel but- 3jH
tresses running from bottom to top every few ifl
feot along Its circumference, nnd allnround the 'ifl
top was a wide steel lattico girder work, to keep 'H
tho rim in shape. Surrounding the pan ' ',!
wore the high columns of latticed girder work. i
each on Its own foundation outtldo tho tank. "J
and each connected to its noighbor by '!
n circular girder which capped them
all. At the top of each column was ' JM
a pulley wheel. like a sish pulley
over which a chain passed, and by moans ot
theso the movable pnrt of tho gasholdor. which -
wns to rlfie and fall as It tilled or emptied. VM
would have n part of Its weight enrriod by VM
means of counterpoise weights. 7vM
The movable part of tho gasholdor consisted '
of tour cylindrical stool sections, each nt tho y
three upper sections telescoped Into the one 'HII
below It. and all of them, when raised to n
their full capacity, forming an lnvortod cup, ';
1(10 feet high and 174 foot In diameter. M
Tho top section wns closed, and the open ins
bottom was to bosoalod In uso by water which rilB
filled the containing pan Each section, except jltM
tho top ono. had iloublo walls, and these Pm
wnlls In turn ench contained water,
whloh formed a gaslight seal and joint jhB
for tho section nbovo to riso and fall through, "i'M
The wholn groat holder was practically fin- fifl
Ished yesterdny and ready to tost. jB
COLLAI'SCD AT TUB VIMT TEST. ZfM
In order to mako tho test It wns necessary iTJ
first to fill tho containing nan, 178 feet In dlnm- "
eter nnd 42 feet (loop, with water, nnd then 5
pumpinnlr until onu section after thn othnr sJH
of thn holder was tilled mid raised as it would iM
boinplnctlcn by gas Besides the men who ffl
were helping mnko this test yesterday there J9
were a lot working around painting ami doing 'i'M
other jobs, Tha containing pan was just Mm
lined with water, according to thn bet nc" r-iW
counts, when the accident happened. It mar
never be accurately known what gavownyflrt, ijj
but It Is easy to sco what happenod In a gen- V3i
Around on tho Twontloth street side ot tho jif
holder there Is n grest rent In tho steel wall of ,"ft
tho tank, which began apparently nbouttnn fet lilt
nbovo thnirround, and r.vii to tho ground, mnk- m
Ing n gap perhaps fifteen or twenty feet jf
iong and tnteo feet wldo. Whether this .
wns tho first rent or not matters little, hut If It j
wore It would account for what followed, The s
moment tho wntor was rolonsed on ono side ot S
the tank, the great suspended holder above l
wns set to rocking. Tho llrst wavo made n 6
second bigger cno, tho holder rooked fur. m.
thor, and either nt this or some later
oscillation tho lower sect ion raised enough on jf
one sldo to let thenlr It cnntalnod escape and 3
then settled down nirnln on that side with a
force which tore and rlpiwl tho whole thing lo f
That the greater part of tho nlr blast was
westward Is certain, for In that direction there
wore carried great piece of wreckngo which m
weighed thoiwinds of pounds each, and S
Homo of these went nearly to lirst avenuo, &
When the. groat tnnk finally settled. Its !m
plungo was to the northeastward, and It lifted m
the vvholo framework of upright trusses clean
off the Twentieth stret side und landed them 93
In Twenty-IIist otivet As the raovablo fll
tanks settled nnd collapsed, their weight Mb
hurt the side of the revolving tank on tho Kg
Twenty-first street side and let looso there as
the twenty-llve-foot-deej) flood of water
which was In the tank above tho street v m
level. Tho one-inch-thlck or heavier steel v
was bheared off ut the street level a If I
with tools, undone great suction of theupir
part of tho retaining tank, at the northwest. 1
was burst looso and moved bodily about (
twenty feet from where It had atood Tho sA
f treasure which tore this place open drew ma M
weoty-flve-Ioot-bigb rise ot bteol lujMght oa yj)
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