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LIFE IN THE EAST aSew York Buried Under Deep Snow and Property Loss Is Heavy. Sight Persons Known to Have ^V Perished in Streets of the Metropolis. .^ew York, Jan. 26.New York emerged today from a thirty-six-hour Saye al and snowstorm to face the coldest of the present winter. In the early hours street car lines were tied up, rail-' |X: wa yservice disarranged and delayed jjj and street traffic almost an impossibil-1 $ **y*. I With the dawn tremendous efforts were put forth to clear the streets in the business districts and free the carji*: trackB, but the work was delayed by the difficulty of securing men to face the cold and wind. By noon, however, conditions began to assume an aspect aproaching normal. The railways report a delay of from three to fifteen hours in thru train serv ice while suburban service is practically Without schedule and in some directions Entirely suspended. Problem in Food Supply. One of the most serious conditions which confronted New Yorkers today was the food and fuel supply. Already there is practically a famine in milk. Goal dealers reported today that they had about a two days' supply on hand. Provisions of all kinds have been ad vanced in price by the wholesalers and In many cases the retailers have added 2 or 3 cents a pound to the advance of the larger dealers. Suffering Among the Poor. The police and charitable organiza tions report much suffering among the poor, and thousands of persons have been given shelter in the municipal lodging houses and other charities. Thousands of persons slept last night In railroad stations and ferry houses in and near this city because of the in ability of the railroads and ferries to take them to their homes thru the block ade of snow. Especially was this true of young women employed in offices and stores in the city. The plight of the passengers stalled in trains in the outlying sections of the city was pitiable. Tho within a few minutes of their destination under nor mal conditions, they might as well have been miles away. Funerals have been suspended all over the city and the conditions at the cemeteries are such that none can take place for several days. Burial com panies have offered the use of their vaults for bodies without charge. I At Least Eight Perished. I While nothing like full reports from 8-11 sections ox the city had been re ceived early today it was-known that' at least eight deaths had resulted di rectly from the abnormal weather. All of these victims were persons who fell in the street, benumbed by the cold and exhausted from the effort of at tempting to force their way along tho i snow drifted, streets. Incoming vessels are coated with ice nd report very cold weather, at sea. A heavy snow fell thruout New Eng land, impeding railroad traffic and mak ing countryhills roadsinimpassable. :j:: a CITY'S LOSS ALONE IS OVER TWO MILLIONS In the Litchfiel Connecticu the flrifts are twenty feet high. Driven Into Snow by Fire. One hundred and fifty persons weTe driven from their homes early today by a tenement house fire in the Bronx. Several occupants of the houses, whose exit had Tbeen cut off by the flames, were rescued by volunteer life savers while the firemen were struggling thru the immense drifts of snow which made the streets almost im passable. Many of the persons who were forced to flee in their nightclothing suffered se verely from exposure in the terrible weather and it is feared that some of them may not survive. The fire was subdued after six double three-story tenement houses had been destroyed. jThe financial loss is placed at $100,000. $2,000,000 Lost by Blizzard. The total direct loss by yesterday's blizzard in New York city will foot up jnore than $2,000,000. The principal elements in this great sum are dis tributed as follows, according to esti mates gathered from reliable sources: Department nnd other shopping stores, kiss in trade $800,000 Port tosses, expired charters, delay In f.eight, no Sound traffic, los? in tow age, etc Public markets, loss in trade Elevated, surface and subway railroads, loss in traffic Restaurants, chiefly in business dis tricts, loss in custom 100,000 Bteam railroads, loss in traffic 60,000 Street cleaning department, cost of snow removal 90,000 ^Theaters and places of amusement, loss in patronage 75,000 Xioss in telegraph and electric tele phone equipment 50,000 livery stables and automobile compa nies, loss in travel lOO.WtO Barrooms and billiard rooms, loss iu custom 50,000 palls, dances, entertainments, loss in patrons 60,000 (Wages of 15,000 men and carts, couldn't clean streets 30.000 Ferry companies, loss in traffic 10.000 Fulton fish market, loss in supplies 25,000 Draymen and express companies, loss in freightage 50,000 Incidental losses in courts, witness' fees, postponements 10,000 Meddlers, nothing doing anywhere 25,000 300,000 100,000 100,000 Total .(2,025,000 Moderating in Iowa. Des Moines, Iowa, Jan. 26.The con tinued cold of seventy-two hours dura tion was slightly broken today, when the wind shifted to the south, and the mercury climbed slowly up the tube to degrees below zero. Much suffering is reported from all parts of the state. La Orosse Colder than Ever. La Crosse, Wis., Jan. 26.Today is even colder than yesterday. Thermo meters generally registered 18 degrees under zero or lower. Passenger trains are from two to six hours late. No at tempt is being made to run freight trains.. LEAGUE FOR CITIES Witte of Aberdeen Chosen President of New State Organization. Special to The Journal. Pierre, S. Jan. 26.As a result of the convention of municipal officers held in this city, a State Municipal league has been formed, with A. C. Witte of Aberdeen as president. The purpose of the league is to discuss mat tiers of importance to cities and suggest legislation of interest to all. lHtM'tHHMUtiHH*)M. ROBERT McCOSMXCX, American Ambassador at St. Petersburg, Who Is Keeping the Washington Au- 3r thorities Posted. 5 CUMMIN S STRIKES AT HEPBURN BILL Points Out Its Faults and Says It Can Never Solve the Rate Problem. Special to The Journal. Des Moines, Iowa, Jan. 26.Gov- ernor Cummins has issued a statement in which he opposes the Hepburn bill on the ground that it will create an unwieldy and expensive judicial body to usurp largely the functions of the legislative body which, he believes, the interstate commerce commission should be. He says the bill is faulty in that it does not make the rate effective at once, but gives sixty days in which rail ways may delay and afterwards grants rights of appeal to the railways which are not granted to the shippers. The governor expresses belief that the rate problem cannot possibly be solved without making a rate effective immediately upon the action of the in terstate commerce commission and to remain effective until annulled by com petent courts. GOUL ROA O PJOTCIOTED Construction Work to Begin Soon $50,000,000 for* the Project Already Underwritten. San Francisco, Jan. 26.It is now said that the actual construction work of the Western Pacific railway will be gin within two months and that a Gould road to San Francisco promises to be an accomplished fact in the near future. Rights-of-way and a San Fran cisco terminal are said to have been finally secured without fear of inter ference, and the necessary money is available, the sum of $50,000,000 hav ing been already underwritten to be drawn upon as needed for the work. -1 BRYANANDPARKER HOL CONFERENC E Nebraskan Says New Democratic Party's Strength Must Come from West. New York, Jan. 26.A political con ference lasting three hours has been held here between William J. Bryan and Alton B. Packer. The meeting is said to have been arranged by Nor man E. Mack of Buffalo, a member of the democratic national committee. It is stated by the Herald that Mr. Bryan made his views quite plain and expressed the belief that the west and south must have the dominant voice in the management of the democratic national interests. He predicted that within a few years there will be great internal changes in both party organizations, and men who now call themselves democrats will de clare themselves republicans, while pro fessed republicans will declare them selves democrats that the new strength for the democratic party will come from the western, while the new republicans will appear in the eastern states, and that the "trust question" will over shadow everything else in the next campaign. There was no discussion of any financial question. HURLED FROM ROOF IN COLLEGE CLASS FIGHT New York Sun Special Service. St. Louis, Jan. 26.In a flag battle, whrich raged for two hours at the -Col lege of Physicians and Surgeons yester day forenoon, E. C. Eouse, president of the junior class, fell or was thrown from the cupola of the college building to the roof, a distance of twenty-five feet and was severely injured. In scrimmages on the roof, the fire escapeB- and the stairways, other stu dents were battered and bruised. If" was necessary for Dr. Waldo Briggs, dean of the faculty, to. be summoned to the college to restore order. KILLED BY HICCOUGHS. Cincinnati, Ohio, Jan. 26.William Schroeder, a laborer aged 40 years, died in the city hospital today from excessive hiccoughing, all efforts to overcome the nervous affection during the past two weeks having been unsuccessful. 5100,000 FIRE IN KENTUCKY. Mount Sterling, KyJ, Jan. 2&.Fire to dayhdestroyeds $100,000 worth of property I ebusines section of the city Special to The Journal. Paris, Jan. 26.A dispatch to the Journal from St. Petersburg says that during yesterday's interview between the editors of the daily papers and Prince Sviatopolk-Mirsky, the editors presented to the prince a list of the casualties of Sunday which they had drawn up, showing a total of 4,000 killed or wounded by the military- New York Snn Special Service. London. Jan. 26.Eussia's fears of an uprising in Finland and Poland seem to be justified. The first fighting at Helsingfors since the czar's eclict crushing Finnish na tionalism took place in the market square last night. Ten thousand Finns assembled in the market place and were loudly cheering patriotic speeches in which the orators were urging the people to strike a blow for liberty. Several companies of Cossacks charged the crowd, wieldingknouts and sabers, the officers, in the Finnish lan guage, ordering the crowd to disperse. Shots were fired and the Cossacks, joined by the police, replied. Thirty Finns fell to the pavement wounded. Nine of the men were taken to the hospital, three of them in a dying condition. Altho driven from the market place, the domonstrations last night continued from 7 o'clock till midnight, about 10,000 persons, principally workmen, participating. There is no strike in Helsingfors and the demonstrations are essentially polit ical in character. Proclamations have been distributed declaring that "Fin land's people, especially proletarians, join their junior Russian brethren in their gigantic struggle." The uprising in Finland may be more serious than those in Bussian Poland. The Finns had practical self-government for decades and are armed, nearly every Finn possessing a rifle. MUTTERINGS GREET PROMISES Workmen Inclined to Reject Fledges of Trepoff for Ozar. St. Petersburg, Jan. 26.Met by un expected promises of relief from the government, the striking workmen of St. Petersburg are muttering against the czar and casting doubt upon the proffer of his ministers. TSven tho the strike itself be broken, the authorities fear a reign of terror and bomb-throwing will succeed it. However, Governor General Trepoff, who received the correspondent of the Associated. Press, today, at the former's headquarters iri the "Winter Palace, man-': ifests complete ConfidenWtnJtt^th^ crisis is/over, and that public order and the safety are, assured. Further than this, the governor general takes an optimistic view of the situation in- the provinces. He said: As you see, the city Is perfectly tran quil. There have been no disorders since Sunday, and there will be none in spite ."of the exaggerated alarmist reports with which foreign countries have been flooded. I am in a position to guarantee the peace and safety of the city. The workmen Rave already begun to return to work, but it is FINLAN NOW O N THE BRIN OF REVOLT AGAINS THE HATED DESPOT OF RUSSIA hardly possible for a general resumption them angrily turned away, muttering re of work to occur before Monday. You have read my proclamation. The vast majority of the workmen were deceived into associating themselves with a polit ical movement. The government intends "Not I," said Bill B. 'Twas surely Judge P. That gold telegram Was the last, fatal slant HE killed Cock Robin." \.f^ Mutterings of Angry Toilersf|re|t Promises of Czar's Min- isters, but Tyrant Trepofl^^Iares He Has Czar's Cap- ital Completely in ^a|petion to His Power. to do everything* possible under the law to see that they receive justice. "What of the future! People talk of a revolution or an era of bomb throwing? "he was aslied. I No Fejir of Revolt. I am an optimist," was the reply. I have no fear 0f a revolution. As for bomb throwers, they are few in number. They may attempt something, but nothing will-^be ^accomplished in that fashion." 4 "There are stories of wholesale ar rests?" it was-suggested. "There have, been -no arrests since I assumed the: governQT, generalship yes terday. The government cannot per mit conspirators against, it to plot and agitate as they jslease." Is Maxim Gorkjr .under arrest?'' queried the correspondent: "He is not in St. Petersburg, which is the extent of my jurisdiction," said the general. fe. "Where is Father Gopon?" I cannot tell you." Governor General 'Trepoff said the government had nothing to conceal. He was ready at all tiape&to answer proper questions. -f J. Governor General Trepoff and Minis ter of Finance Kdkpvseff issued a proc lamation last night which reveals the government's planner breaking the strike thruout Euasia. The proclamation Is conceived in a paternal tone and points out that honest workmen who want ip better their con dition should have brought their de mands to the government, instead of having been misled \by agitators into affiliating with a movement which is not confined, to economie^questions. Provision fo the Poor. It asks them to ^turn to work, prom ising them, in the emperor's name, a re vision of the genera^ laws so as to pro vide a reduction in* the hours of labor, the institution ofea/pl&n for state insur ance, and ofchery&sfryfco. meet their de mands so far as:' th^ law will permit, and guarantees' them ^protection against interference by: ag4fc$tors. This .docu ment will be followeP,either by an im by the local anitho^ses wherever strikes are in progress. :M& Work,^o/.Iiong./:^:- In promising to reduce the hours of labor, which now1 legally are ^eleve in Russia, the authoraiea believe they will meet the main^sgriefance of the work ingmen. This, together with the guar antee of protectwJdl:4he authorities nope will induce/thoseismkerswho are indif ferent to1 political^demaMds and which class they decteBg^^Stitxites a| great bulk of the men/$fkes^me wOrk.7 The full effect "Of the Trepoff-Eokor soff proclamation has not yet .developed, altho early reports^indicate that some of the meh^returned to work this morn ing. Several of the smaller establish ments are reported to have ^resumed bus iness short handed. -L r -:,.,._ Workmen Seject Promises. Knowledge of the existence of the proclamation, however, was hot general among the workmen, until- they read it on the bulletin boards, where many of fusals to listen to the government's promises.' Others appeared to hesitate regarding what course to pursue. The workmen appear to lack leader ship. If, as the authorities believe, WHO KILLED COCK ROBIN? t. the majority of the workmen resume work, the strike movement will be broken, and then the only thing feared is a recrudescence of bomb-throwing. Tho government is also encouraged by the comparative quiet at Moscow yes terday, and they hope no serious trouble will occur there. Troops Withdrawn. The authorities, following up the proc lamation of last night, are doing every thing possible to quiet public alarm. They withdrew the troops from the streets during the night, and not a sol dier was in sight in the center of the city this morning. In accordance with the promise to protect all workmen who would return to work, however, patrols still encircled the big industrial estab lishments. Moreover, in order to re store confidence in the situation, by di rection of the police the owners of stores took down the boards which they had nailed over their windows and doors, in anticipation of riotous attacks, Govern or General Trepoft guaranteeing them against pillage. Not the slightest disorder has been reported anywhere here during the day. The burial of the more prominent strike victims, wheh it was alleged might lead to demonstrations, occur^d by direction of the police during nie night and early this morning. The prominent persons arrested since Sunday have been confined in the fort ress of St. Peter and St. Paul. TROOPS ABOUND MOSCOW City Quiet, Strike Spreading, but Streets Are Free from Violence. Moscow, Jan. 26A curtain of fog hangs over the city this morning, and the streets are again almost deserted. All those who enter the Kremlin are subjected to scrutiny by a host of police but there are not many troops inside the walls, the natural strength of which are sufficient to insure" the- safety of the sacred treasures within, valued at count less millions. Grand Duke Sergius, the former gov ernor general of Moscow, and his family are occupying the little Nicholas palace. The garrison remains on the outskirts of the city. There was no trouble up to 11 a.m. The strike has embraced a majority of the printing establishments. work' has been suspended also, at several of the small, railroad shops. The waterworks,' electric light works and gas works are guarded by troops and police. An at tempt of a large body of strikers to in terfere with the employees of the gas works was frustrated. Students Toast Martyrs. The banquet in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the University of Moscow*, the first in jRussia which: haft: frequently been *ftr hibited. -^as.held last night at tne'ffer inttage, the authorities thus displaying complete confidence in their ability to maintain order."'-- The assembly consist ed of professors and students, including many girl students, The usual revolu tionary speeches were made, in course of which those present mounted the tables and drank to the "St. Petersburg martyrs." The assemblage quietly dis persed, being discouraged from demon strating by a strong force of gendarm erie. YELLOW FEVER ON THE BOSTON. Panama, Jan. 26.Yellow fever has caused the death of a Japanese steward and there are six cases on the American warship Boston here. "Not I," said Judge P. 'Twas that villain, Bill B. His blow-gun, 'tis plain, Took the life of the slain* HE killed Cock Robin," i &, 2 COTOT LEO TOLSTOY, $ Famous Kussian Author, Who Haa Sent tit 95,000 to the St. Peterrturg Mawaore ill victims. ICE HELD HIM TILL HE FROZ E Emil Johnson Meets Death in a Small Creek Near Hop- kins. Held prisoner by the ice on the oreek into which he had fallen, Emil John son, a prosperous dairyman, living' six miles south of Hopkins, froze to death last night. His body was found imbedded in tfie ice this morning. Johnson was in Hopkins last night and started for home late. In the night a farmer heard a noise at his barn and went out.. He found Johnson'a team, but no trace of the driver. He put the team in the barn and as soon as it was light a searching party was organized. It is thought that Johnson drove off the road and was thrown out of the rig. As he wandered about he tried to cross the creek on the ice. The ice broke and he fell in. At noon Johnson's body was still in the ice awaiting the coroner's ar rival. WILL ASK REFUND O N SEED WHEAT Tawnev and Steenerson to Offer 2 Resolution Providing tor Repayment of Duties. By W. W. Jermane. Washington, Jan. 26,^Representative Tawney and Steenerson of Minnesota, will introduce a joint resolution in the house before next Wednesday, when the ways and means committee meets. It will provide for a refund of duty up to about June 15, on all Canadian wheat imported and used exclusively for seed purposes. This is in line with.the rec ommendation of Secretary Shaw. Drawback Decision Delayed. Altho it is imposible to learn any thing from the treasury department, I understand on good authority, that the attorney general has submitted to Secre tary Shaw a memorandum with refer ence to the grinding of mixed wheat un der the drawback section of the Dingley law, and asked for further information. Decision to Be Exhaustive. It is believed the attorney general's decision will be exhaustive, covering in elaborate detail every phase of the ques tion, and that it will not be ready be fore the latter part of next week. It is a bigger question than he at first sup posed. Statements heretofore made'that the opinion was likely to be handed down in a few days were made on the author ity of the treasury and department of justice officials, among them the attor ney general himself. LILLIAN RUSSELL "NO CLOWN FOR MRS. FISH" Hew York Sun Bpeoial Servioe. New York, Jan. 26.Without minc ing matters Lillian Russell announced today that "under no circumstances" would she appear at Mrs. Stuyvesant Fish's party Friday night with the "Lady Teazle" company. She said: I should refuse to act In anyone's home as a paid performera clownto amuse guests after dinner. It would place me in a menial position, which I can avoid by refusing to go to Mrs. Fish's house. I have been entertained in homes of quite as much importance as Mrs. Fish's, and there is another reason why I should not appear there. It is one matter to perform on the stage of a theater and in private. My understudy, Miss Rohe, will take my place as Lady Teazle. Mrs. Fish, told of Miss Russell's views about appearing, replied: I was not aware that Miss Russell was asked to sing for my guests." TWO WIVES DNITE TO PUNISH A BIGAMIST New" York Sun Special Service. Utica, N. Y., Jan. 26.^Herbert Shepard and his bride of two weeks, each 23, went to call at the home of Shepard's brother Monday evening. While they were there another young woman entered and announced that she also was Shepard's wife, and that he married her three years ago under the name of Herbert Blanchard. Both young women fainted. Wife No. 1, who was formerly Elsie Hiefvater, has had her husband ar rested for bigamy. He cheerfully ad mitted the double marriage and was committedt to jail to await the grand jury's action. The two women are jointly interested in the prosecution, each declaring that she will have the husband punished. They live about a mile apart, but neither knew the other until they met Monday night, k* G00DN0W LIKELY^! O LOSE POSITION President May Remove Him, Tho Not Because of Curtis or House Charges. .%k. PRESIDENT TO GIVE HIM A FAIR HEARING If Retirement Comes, it Will Be Because Eight Years Is Enough. By W. W. Jermane. Washington, Jan. 28.John Goodnow is not only to be "put on the carpet" by the president, but the house of rep resentatives is also after him. The house resolution, however, may not be reported. It amounts merely to a repe tition of the old Curtis charges, and discloses nothing new. These charges Goodnow has repoj| edly denied, in general terms, and &- is now coming to Washington to deny them in detail. It was thought several days ago that Curtis would be unable to nnd a mem ber of the house to introduce the reso lution, but his persistency finally brought its reward. The hearings by the executive branch of government are under the personal direction of. the president, who will delegate some one to act for him, poa 3 sibly the attorney general or one of his-assistants. In addition to this, it i is probable Goodnow will have a per sonal interview with the president. Thesei details are yet to be worked out. '-n It is the president's purpose, however, "*J to deal fairly with Goodnow, and giv him every chance to "make.good." l\, Goodnow Likely to Be Bemoved. While the statement is unauthorised as yet, it is. believed. the president will remove Goodnow? following hearings, S~'f no matter what his verdict may be as to the charges. Goodnow has been senr ing since the early part of the first McKinley administration, and if he is removed it will not be because of the' '& Curtis charges, but under the rule which is removing such men as Minis ter Swenson of Albert Lea, Minnv from his post at Copenhagen, and Minister Newel of St. Paul rrom his post at The Hague. The president evidently thinks that eight .years is long enough in some of these diplomatic and con sular offices, and he is anxious to ap point some of his own friend's to these positions.. The men-who are to be re moved were friends of McKinley, and Boosevelt does not know them. Another cause may combine to make Goodnow's removal certain: There has been so much talk about him that the president may hold'that the good of the service generally' demands a change, re gardless of what disposition is made of the Curtis charges. Friends Not Sanguine. Speaking broadly, therefore, Good now's friends are not:over-sanguine that the presidenfr'wili keep him in office after March 4 or thereabouts. But ^heywill continue to hope until the last, and the finale vent, may possibly justify^*? these hopes."V. J7, God&bwlanded'ihr San Francisco last^^ Friday, and was expected in WaJBhittg ton yesterday." He hady"not noon today. The: i arrived at" dela may be occa sioned by the severe, storms of the past two days, which"'have interfered with train schedules from the Atlantic to the heart of thet Mississippi valley. The house judiciary committee meets regularly tomorrow at which time the Curtis' resolution may come up. It is believed, by those who have made a par tial poll or:the., committee, that it will do nothing with the resolution, inas much as the president and the state de fiartment.. are conducting an investiga ion of their own along the same line. Insist on Fair Hearing. The Minnesota delegation will insist that Goodnow have a fair hearing, in case the judiciary committee decides to take up the case under yesterday's res olution of inquiry. Members of the delegation, however, feel that the'com mittee will probablj take no action, in view-of the investigation by the exec utive department of the government. There is also a question^ of the juris diction of congress over judges or con sular courts, these not being enumer ated in the federal constitution. BLUEBEARD HOCH AS HOLMES' ALLY Man of Many Wives Now Sought as Hatch, Who Helped Do Away with Women. j.- Chicago, Jan. 26.Belief that Johann Hoch, the man of many wives, may EIdwarto rove be the elusive and mysterious Hatch, accomplice of H. H. Holmes, the notorious woman murderer, whose crimes created general excitement in 1895, has led the police to an investi gation along that line. At the time Holmes made his confes sions in prison at Philadelphia before, his execution, "Hatch" was generally regarded as a myth, but there have since been revelations that there was a man named Hatch, who did operate with Holmes in his swindles and who aided him in making way with women and children. Because of the similiarity of Hoch's operations with the methods of H. H. Holmes, the cleverness with which Hoch apparently disposed of many of his wives, and other singular circumstances, the police are working to establish the fact that there was an Edward Hatch sometimes said to have been spelled Hotchand that he is Johann Hoch, the man now being hunted. That Hoch used the name Hatch.or Hotch as one of his aliases at the time of the Holmes outrage, is claimed by detectives, and this may lead to a, search in Toronto and Montreal, here Holmes declared in one of his confes sions that Hatch killed the Pietzel children of Philadelphia. Five white powders, supposed to be the kind given to his wives by Johann Hoch, have been found in an old writ ing desk taken from the house at 6430 Union street, formerly occupied by Hoch. They are now being analyzed. William Nusser has-told the police of another alleged wife of Hoch's. Nusser says Martha Hercfeldt, now living in Pasadena, Cal., married Hoch in. 1895. Nusser baked the wedding cake. Miss Hereofeldt was living with her sister, Mrs. Mary Burmeister, at the time. Hoch took $1,800 from this woman, it is charged, and also got a few hundred dollars from Mrs. Burmeister and disap Jpeared.