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Generally fair; decidedly' cold
er; to-morrow, generally fair.
NO. 1G34.
Central Body Will Investi
gate Water Supply.
Delegates Begin Inquiry To-day
Into Conditions Here.
Report Exprctrd nt xt Meeting of
the Orcanliatlon. "When iurjre)i
lnn "Will Dp Received an to the
But Method of Effecting a Remedy,
(ottlnsr Ready for Celebration of
J.alor Day in September ext.
Better fire protection for the
suburbs of the District will be de
manded In the Central Labor
Union. The di-aMrous fire at kcnil
uorth la-t week made such an im
pression on delegates to that organ
ization that it was decided at a
meeting lat night in 'typographical
Temple to nncstigate fulh the wa
ter supph of the outhinir dia-
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tritc nnrl it nnrnwi-iri i-il. i .
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firrht for a hlirh-nrcsMirc servtro to
cover die entire District of Colum
Not coninced that Washington is in
no danger of a nre similar to the one in
New "ior on haturdav which claimed i
marlv 1m lives, the central bod will, i
jn all probabilitj ascertain w hether '
there are death traps in W ashington,
which if fire should break out might
i o-t the lives of the inmate"1 I
Kacn delegate will begin the most
n-.nutc invcMigition io-da in an effort
to protect tie Ie- of working men and
women in this. cit m case of a bad hre
Th"i mi that because one person or
reruns who are supposed to kno a
ert a holocaust could not occur her",
it is not nrcessari'v so. and thev will
make abjoli'tch certain In use the
discovery js made that rncTTre50r"f.ts
1""1 girls or otners liken i-e cmplojcd
a.re in con-iant danger
ganizauon will probablj
the central or
take the matter
to the Commissiontrs
It was the general impression among
the members that th Kenilworth fire
was not unavoidable and that a high
jressure -erwe should be installed in
each of th suburb- not so equipped
It is expected a report will lie made
at Uie next meeting of the organization
and steps taken to put in force anv sug
gestions leading to more adequate fire
committee was appointed to d-aft
i-olutions of svmjatln foi tiie bereaved
families who lo-t loved ones in the New
J oik factorv tire The expression- of
svmpath will be forwaided to the labor
1 odi"s of that citv
l.nlior Dili Committee.
A Ibor D.n committee was ippomted
to make ar-angements for tiie celebration
next September Milton Snellings was
chosen chairman, and immediatclj fol
lowing was presented with a silver
mounted gavel b the Engineers Union,
in token of their admiration and esteem
r.No because Mr s,leiings, a niember of
their union was hoen b the central '
l.odv to be their piesulent The pre-en-j
tation spleen
1 .orrh w ho
-i ,ii.. - i u. t ,i i
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handed ojt compliments
right and left Mi knelling-, responded
Miss Bessie Houi
organization compo-ed
i "u.nc-ii oi me
jsureau oi 1 ngraiing and I'-inting ex-1
tended to the C'-ntral Ialior I nion
spe lai invitation lo attend a inas meet
ing of women to he held to-morrow night
in the Typographical Temple musi
cal progr imme nas been arranged, and
refreshments will be served The Central
Iibor people will attend in a bodv
Next Mondav night Robert Hunter th"
Socialist candidate for governor of Con
ne tieut and author of 'Povcrt, will
deliver an addre-s it the Odd Tellou
J! ill in Seve-ith street The Central
.abor delegation will adjourn their own
meeting earlv to attend
Three Youths Use Pistols in
Bold Hold-up.
N"w 'i ork. March 27 Kleven messenger
bos. cooped up in a cell-like dressing
room In the basement of a Western Union
Telegraph office at 51 Wall street at 9
o'clock to-night were backed against a
wall bv three jouths not much older than
themselves who put pistols to their heads
and ordered them to hand over the money
that had come to them In their pay cn
v elopes a fen minutes before.
Six of the messenger bos complied
The. rest hid their cash In their trousers
or threwit on the floor under foot where
the robbers dldn t find it The robbers,
each of whom had his face partl con
cealed bv a handkerchief, got M4 JO and
got ana) with it. .
Harem Skirt, Wearer Stoned.
South Bethlehem. Pa , March 27. It was
an exceedingly trying experience Miss
Kate Johnson had here to-day. when sho
appeared on the J-trcct in a harcm8kjrt.
It was the first sight local people hate
had of the latest stjlc skirt. A crowd
gathered and after mobbing her pelted
her with stones. Cut and bleeding the
was finally rescued by a policeman, who
escorted her home.
Charles D. Shelden Accused of Em
bezzling $2,000,000.
Pittsburg, Pa . March 27. Charles D.
Sheldon, alias Charles D Washburn, of
Montreal, who is wanted in that city on
a charge of embezzlement of sums ag
gregating nearly $2,000,000, waj arrested
here to-day bj detectives and taken to
Central police station, where he admitted
his idciititj.
On the w-av to the Cen'ral station Shel
don broke awav from the detectives, but
ras captured after a chase of nearly ten
On arrival at the police station Sheldon
went to the telephone and ordered his
stock broker to close out on all his
deals on the local stock exchange. Hc
had been dealing in stocks in this city
under the name of C. W Ro
W hen searched a number of receipts
for the purchase of stocks and $27 were
found on him. It is believed that he
has large sums of money in banks here
and in other cities.
as senate timber
Loses 03 Votes in Caucus;
Likely to Withdraw.
Albanv. N Y . March 27 William F
Sheehan was eliminated as a United
Mites Senatorial possibility at to-night's
bemocratic caucu-
It i- belied that when he learns offi
cj illv of the comparativelv few otcs he
received, as compared with the 91 thrown
." him in January he will withdraw
Indeed, his letter of withdrawal is un
derstood to be in Alb-ui, or on the wa
Otherwise the caucus, which still was
in s-Ci-sion late to-night, was an opera
lwuffe performance
Mtirphv brought out D.nicl I" Oohilan
for the firt tunc Votes were also cast
loi Isidor Straus Justie James
Gerard AuguMus Van ck, Alton K
Parker William Sulrer. John K ht.inch-
, lipid. Herman Riddcr Francis Iturton
Harrison. John D Reman, and Thco
d re Sutro
1 he ballot taken just before midnight
Zc Sheehan 2 ni. an Vvvtk, 7.
I ltzgerahl ft .ind the other- fewer
Ninctv -enator- and avmbliinpn oted.
Twentv-fnur insurgents, refused to en
ter the dueii" After one billot the
caucus took a rereb until S o clock to
morrou night
Nerves Unshaken; Is Only
-Sorry Olothes -Burned. -
New York. March 27 How she sli 1
down a steel elevator cable, in the blaz-
' ing Ach Buil mg escaping with sprains
I and arms burned bv friction was told
J this a'ternoon bv ji Beasie Sigel,
itwent-one 5 ear old. as she lav recu
j perating in bed at her home, JO East
t-ixth street
The girl - e.-cape was thrilling, her
clothes catching tire as she slid from tne
ninth floor, to land on top of the ele
vator cage at the shaft s bottom.
Aside from her sorrow for her dead
fellow -workers, ner onlv concern to-duv
was that her clothes were burned Her
nerves were unshaken bj the harrowing
I was in the dressing room on the
ninth floor changing m clothes when
I liead a cry of Tire. "aid Miss
Sigel I rushed out and everything was
in flames The smoke was thick and
stifling I placed mv hand over m
mouth and ran to the elevator. The doo
was open
"A man who worked on the machines
named Iev Inc. who lived in Browns-
'ville I think he is dead wis standing
nPar H,s face wa-s baru f-oi" the smoke
line limit uu .-) nut, a cn auuiig
nan sfirt of Mtk,, He (j ,0
...,. .. io. i. ,i i,,r.
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I fn Hnun the iron rones of the eleviv-
a member of thetor, j was oung and healthv and want-
-. j , .I. vr n, m ,-h alH .mi .o
I told him to grab the iron ropes. He
leaned out to grab the elevator rope, but
fainted and fell down the elevator shaft,
turning over several times I then reach
ed out and caught the ropes and slid
t dow n
"When I struck thevtop of the eleva
tor I landed on top of several who had
died Mr. Brown, the machinist, said to
me "oure all right.' Then a hreman
took me down "
Victim of Mob Escapes with Noose
About Neck.
Blucfield. W. Va. March 2T John
Henry Morgan, who was reported
lynched at Cedar Bluff, Va . Saturday
night, was too quick for his captors
With a noose about his neck and'
while a mob of fifty were deciding on
which limb to hang him to, ho broke
awav, jumped down a thirty-foot em
bankment and. wading a creek, safely
eluded his pursuers. He hid behind a.
log all Saturday night and Sunday.
Last night, suffering from a giinshot
wound in his leg, he dragged himself to
jail at Tazewell and gae himself up.
Wire Repairer, Mortally Burned by Electricity, Heroic
ally Saves Parent Sudden Shock.
Wllkcsbarrc. "Pa.. March 27. With both
arms and a leg burned off by electric
wires and so terribly injured that his
death was certain. John Grcady, of Nan
tlcoke. this morning sang his mauler's
favorite song as hcjvas carried into the
house to prevent her being suddenly
shocked and alarmed by his unexpected
return. It was "Tho Top o'the Morn,"
and as the aged woman came to. Inquire
Many More Thousands Due
in the Next .Two Weeks.
Majority ot Visitors Are Spend
ing School Holiday.
.WanlilnRton In the Delightful tleeea
of the Excursionist and the Rail
road. Hotel Keeper, and Owner
of Slchtuceincr "W nsron Are Happy.
Cakewalk. To-night netter Than
Graduating (.own.
As sonic slight rccngnition of the
fact that Washington is the Capi -
tal of the United States and chock -
full of ec-fcastmg delights, more
than 1,000 Xew Englander have
ski;n Tiioin kvpected.
Incidentals the said Capital of the
United States is in the center of the big
gest spring tourist season it has ex
perienced in ears It is estimated that
another thousand of eager sightseers
will pour in next f-aturdav. and that on
Saturday, April S, when the top wate
of tourist traiel is expected, no less
than liM souls will come trooping In.
set down their grips, and proceed to
tpend a giad-ome five davs looking over
the various signts of Lncle Sams hcad-quarte-s
c itv
According to a fair estimate, in the
neighborhoid of 7 persons will have
been uhTcd into Washington and given
a tate of its delights b the railroads
and tourist companies b May when
the soason of special excursions comes to
a close This number is exclusive of the
attendance on the gathering of the
Daughters of the American Revolution
the various scheduled conventions, and
the stead mpojring of casual tourists
who make the Nafnal Capital their
Thc scene in the hotel district was
lively in tli extreme when the travelers
sought their booking-. It has been lively
eer since Girls predominate As a rul
thev are the handsome, vigorous, and
graceful tjpe known Ms "nigh school"
There is a goodly sprinkling of high
"chool bos, too. and a scattering of
earnest-faced teachers and a few par
ents The w hole aggregation is pos
sessed of vigor and cnergj. which fair
Iv staggers the average Washlngtonian
who watche-, its members steadllj mow
ing down sightseeing engagements from
carlv morn until late at night
Hetler Than (iraduntlng Gowni.
The railroads, i.i placarding the New
England States with inducements to
travel have hit upon an idea for the
benefit of the schools that is said to
have taken the graduating c losses b
storm ' Renounce those impressive and
expensive graduation exercise-. com
mend the railroad agent?, "and spend
the niont-j in takng a trip to Washing
ton, where the Capitol dome inspires,
the Monument awes, the statesmen
thrill. ' x.
It works like a charm Plans for grad
uation gowns have been laid aside and
the finishing ciasses of Sandwich, Med-
wa. Buzzards Bay, Grovetown, Chat
ham, "iork Village, inejard Haven, Up
ton. Biddeford, Springfield, htafford
Springs, and half a hundred other ham
lets, strung from 1ower Connecticut to
the tip of Maine are here
1ill ne a Cakewalk To-nleht.
The dajs of the tounts are occupied
with sightseeing, and various entertain
ments occup the evenings To-night, In
the dining room of one of the hotels, the
ngro waiters will hold an exhibition
cakewalk Scores of Xew Englanders
have never sn a cakewalk. Cverv one
of the DW tourist guests in the hotel will
attend the function, and jot down in
diaries descriptions of this unique feature
of Washington colored life
The organized tourist business Is con
fined, largelj to the two large railroad
systems leading NorUi and East. The
New England States. New Jersey, and
Pennsjlvania are the great harvest
fields The BaJUmorc and Ohio and the
Pcnnslvania divide the time and do not
encroach upon each other's dates. The
week before Easter is tho prize period
Tha Pennsylvania gathered In the New
England harvest of that week last jcar
The Baltimore and Ohio has the picking
of the plum next month.
Official Notice Is Sent 'Out from St.
St. Petersburg. March 27 Alexander
Gutchkoff, president of the Douma, re
signed to-day. Official notice to that ef
fect was sent to the newspapers.
The Douma. has been prorogued for
three das on account of the new con
stitutional crisis over the introduction of
Scrastvo feature into the government of
the Western provinces.
why he was returning home, he told her
he had been slightly burned. He saved
her from a sudden shock, and died two
hours later.
Tho young man was repairing wires,
when a current of 4,000 volts was ac
cidentally turned Into them. Before he
could be -released, both arms had been
hurned off near the elbow, and one leg
near the knee. Despite his Injuries he
never lost courage.
Bitterly Oppose Plain Gowns
for Graduation.
Officials' Request Stamped as
Being Rank Injustice.
Declaring Movement of Hoard of
Education Ik Infringement on Per
sonal Rights, Girl Hold Claim
Meetings and Heroically Denounce
Proposed Simplicity Compulsory
Method May Be Used.
Indignant at what thc consider
Ia" infringement of their personal
1 r'Shts. high school girl graduates
arc UP n arms against the attempt
j bcing made b the board of cduca-
uon lo n,aKC c-vct Junc s graduation
exercises conspicuous by their sim
plicity .
Simplicitv of all kinds K what the
school officials are working for, hut sim
plicit in dress has been made the issue
It is this that hxs offended the pupils
Cass meetings are being 'ield cverv day
in the s, hool!1, and the girls are hero
icallv defending their right to appear on
graduation night In thir best gowns.
The partnLs are coming to the rescue,
too. Kond mothers, whj for four ears
have been looking forward to the making
of elaborate graduation gowns for their
daughters, are feeling the pangs of dis
arpointmnt as kernlj as the girls them
selves The opinion of the majority is that a
girl has but two great events in her life
time her graduation and her wedding
and to hive the first one robbed of all
its pomp ind panoply is rank injustice,
thej believe
A T Mu.irt supcrinfndent of schools,
said estcrdi
"The board of education i strongly In
favor of the introduction of simple gowns
for the graduation exercises of course,
there maj be some opposiUon on the
art of a few of tho girls and possibly
tv parents. b.'t I hope hj toiu.h'rtj. can
get the n.iretits to fnor the simpler
forms of uress The reasons seem to me
to be more numerous on the side of sim
plicytj Hay Rnforcr Matter.
"I sircerelv hope the parents will be
sensible in this matter Of course, if we
have to, we may resort to compulsory
m asures if a majoritj of the board fa
vors the proposed simplicitv
' A number of comn.iltees of school-tea-hers.
have been appointed to confer
with parents on the subject of dress, and
they are tring to convince them of the
excellence of the plan which the board
bas offered '
The thing which has had the most
dvnamic effect upon the girls is the or
der that blai k shoes must be worn at
the graduation
No Chance for Harried Wo
man, Says .Former Typist.
From Richmond. Va., last night came
a wail of regret from Mrs Grovcr Cleve
land Drummond. who cltlmed the news
of her elopement List Saturdav would
cost her her position in this citv, and
that it was hard for a married woman
tn get a position in Washington Mrs.
Urutnmond before ner marriage was Miss
Julia Thomas, and was emploved as a
stenographer bv the firm of Brock. Bee
ken &. Smith, patent attornejs, with offi
ces at IKK V street northwest.
Fenelen B. Brock. senior member of
the firm, said last nigjit that Mrs. Drura
mond's fears were unfounoed. and that
her place was open for'h.r If she wished
to return
ARE FINED $20,000
Guilty of Fraud in Under
valuing Art Imports.
New York. March, 27. Louis Duveen
and his brother. Joseph J. Duveen. both
members of the firm of Duveen Bros.,
art importers, of Fififi avenue, surrcn-
J-dered before United gfatcs Judge Martin
to-day. They picaaea guiuy to indict
ments charging the defrauding ot the
government out of duties on Importa
tions. Upon the plea of guilty. United States
District Attorney Wise asked that the
maximum fine be imposed. Judge Martin
accordingly fined them $10,000 each. Ben
jamin S. Duveen and' Henry J. Duveen,
also members of the firm, and Jointly
indicted, are at present out on ball.
The government has pendlnga suit to
recover more than $1,000,000 duties of
which, it Is alleged, the Treasury has
been defrauded through the undervalua
tion conspiracy aln a scries of fraudi
covering two years.
Correspondence in- -which $1,250,000 -ls
offered by the Duveen firm to tho gov
ernment In settlement of all claims was
made public by counsel. District Attor
ney "Wise agreed to recommend accept
ance of this offer.
Blaeldstoae Gardes Flower Barrala.
FlanttaK seasear Is at hand. Uth, & H.
.... XI.J . . .
Fatalities in New York Fire
Now Number 143.
Andrew Carnejrie Heads List of
Nearly $15,000.
Tenor of Report of Investigator
In Hint BuildinR AVnn I'ireproof,
lint that Locked Doors Leading to
Mnlrivay Presented Many from
rceaplnc I.Htle Hope or Establish
ing Identity of Charred Bodlea.
Xcw York, March 27. The
three grrups of investigators the
fire marshal, the district attorney,
and the hoard of coroners of Man
hattan vho arc seeking the cause
of the majiy deaths at the fire of
last Saturday in the Asch Building,
got down to hard work early to
day. While they were looking over
the building and taking testimony
m various parts of town, a twenty-four-v
ear-old girl named Daisy Lo-
paz I;itzc, who lived at 7 Charlton
street, died at the Xcw York Hos
pital, which brought the death list
up to 143.
in,ooo Fort uki.ikf.
Andrew Carnegie headed the list of
'ontri utors to a fund to be distributed
tmong the families of the survivors of
the lire with a gift of $3,000. By night
fall tho fund was approaching the sum
Of $15,000
The tenor of the reports turned in to
night by the three groups of investiga
tors was thit the building was "fire
proof,' but that many girls would have
escaped if the doors to the stairway at
the northeast corner of the three floors
had been unlocked and opened outward.
Hundreds Examine Bodies.
The line of people in East Twenty
sixth street who sought admission to the
morgue, where all the unidentified bodies
were removed f-om the ChariUes pier
shortly before midnight Sunda), was as
long to-diy as jesterday The crowd
thinned out late in the afternoon, but
was beginning to stretch westward to
rirst avenue again after dark, when the
thunderstorm drov e those away who had
no real business there
Two men came to the morgue five
times, to-day to look at the charred body
of a woman In whose stocking the po
lice on bundaj had found JS63. Although
the men seemed positive that the woman
was Mrs Julia Rosen, of 7S Clinton
street. Commissioner DriscoII decided not
to turn over the body because of the
sum of money found on it to the men
until they had brought a relative of Miss
Rosen to the morgue
Girl Identifies Mother.
The two men came back for the sixth
time about 4 00 o clock leading a little
girl, Esther Rosen, a daughter of the
woman Esther Identified her mother
and a death certificate was made out
and permission given to the men to take
the body awav. Little Esther said that
her mother, a widow, who came here
from Austria four jears ago, was afraid
to bank her savings, and always car
ried her money with her. The mother
was planning, so the child said, to buy a
small uouse in the country when bhe had
&aved a few hundred dollars more.
Twenty-eight Unclaimed.
By 9 o'clock to-night, 113 bodies had
been identified altogether, which included
those who had died In hospitals. There
wero 133 bodies taken from the fire to
the morgue. 103 of which have been
idcnUhed there, leaving twenty-eight
corpses still ling in the uncovered cof
fins. Most of these twenty-eight are merely
black lumps, with perhaps only a but
toned shoe or a bit of cloth sldrt cling
ing to the remains. Fully 500 visitors
to the morgue to-day said that the girl
tbey were looking for wore "a blue
skirt." There were no blue skirts
around any of the dead.
Japaneir from AH Sections Are
Mobilizing ln 'Frisco.
Omaha, March 27. Japanese from all
parts of the "West are gathering In San
Francisco, according to Union Pacific
neadquarters. Ever' west-bound train
w hich carries second-class passengers has
from three to a dozen Japanese aboard
and all have tickets for the Coast.
These passengers take the trains singly
or two or three at a Ume. In April each
j ear tho Union Pacific employs hundreds
of Japanese track laborers, but this year
none are applying for positions. Instead,
all seem headed for San rrancisco.
Last Sunday one Union Pacific train
had thirty Japanese when It reached
Green River, Wyo. All had tickets for
San Francisco.
Belmont's Stallions Land In Gotham.
New York. March 27. August Belmont's
roted stallions. Henry ot Jfavarre and.
Octagon, recently donated to the sovern
nient for breeding purposes, arrived here
from France to-day on the steamship
Ten Years for Car Strike Dynamiter.
Columbus, Ohio. March 27. William
Cavanaugh, the first of four accused
dynamiters to be found guilty, was sen
tenced to tea years In the Ohio peniten
tiary today by Judge Rogers. Cava
naugh was found guilty on two counts,
one of having dynamite unlawfully ln
his possession anu the other of placing
it on the street car tracks during the re
cent strike. Judge Rogers gave him five
jears on each count.
Proclamation Anniversary Observed
in Italy's Capital.
Rome. March 27 The fiftieth celebra
tion of the anniversary ot the proclama
tion of Rome as the capital of United
Italy began with the firing of a gun from
the Jan'.culum Hill at midnight and with
the ringing of the bell on the capitol
dome at dawn.
Tho city is gajij decorated. Ameri
can and British flags are conspicuous
among the decorations. Immense crowds
surged through the squares and streets
shouting "Viva Roma." The senate
chamber was transformed into a royal
reception room, and the King and Queen
attended In state. Patriotic speeches
were delivered by President Manfredi, of
the s-enate, and Major Nathan delivered
an address eulogistic of the founders of
United Itul.
King Victor Emmanuel responded, laud
ing his forefathers and others who aided
in unlUng the little kingdom. Among
thoso present In the senate chamber
wero Ambassador Leishman, J. P. Mor
gan, and Harrison S. Morris, tho United
States commissioner to the International
Art Exhibition.
Storms Do Much Damage on
Atlantic Coast.
Burlington, N. J. March 27 Fifty
dwellings were unroofed and many farm
buildings demolished wlUlin a five-mile
radius of Burlington h a ejeiono which
swept this section at 6 30 o'clock this
evening Many persons had hairbreadth
escapes from fljing timber and live wires.
,ind the fire department is to-night guard
ing Burlington streets,.? here wires and
tottering walls menace pedestrians.
Several farm buildings on Burlington
Island wero blown into the Delaware
River, and a giant elm with a trunk six
feet in diameter was torn bodily from
the ground and carried a half mile by
the cyclone. Chickens and farm animals
were blown into the river and drowned.
A score of dwellings were unroofed at
Florence, and many farm buildings in the
vicinity were blown down.
Station Is Overturned.
New 'iork. March Z7 High wind inci
dental to a series of thunderstorms which
struck the country between here and
Philadelphia between -G 30 and 7 30 o'clock
to-night overturned a station at Tacony,
twelve miles this sld- of Philadelphia,
upset a railroad shed at Wisslnoming,
and shoved :hc station at Tullvtown,
twenty-seven miles this side of Phila
delphia, out upon the Pennsylvania Rail
road tracks.
Lancaster, Pa March 27 Prof. Paul
A. Herr, of the high -school faculty,
started to-day on a hike to Baltimore,
accompanied by two of his students.
Charls, son of AV. S. Carr, and Bertl
the fifteen- ear-old son of Walter A.
Cox, a traveling salesman Being over
taken by a storm. Cox. for protection,
tlirew a coat over his head, which pre
vented him hearing the approach of a
train, and he was struck and Instantly
killed. The others, being beside the track
in advance, escaped.
Storm Over lllmilftslppi Valley.
St. Louis, March 27 A windstorm Is
general over the Upper Mississippi Val
ley and the Northwest. Twice to-day St.
Louis wan swept by wind that caused
damage in all pa-ts of the city. The
wind attained a maximum velocity of
fort j -two miles an hour shortly after mid
night, and a second time assumed the
proportions of a gale shortly after noon.
At that hour a maximum of fort -five
miles an hour was recorded at the
Weather Bureau
Storm Kill One; Injuries Many.
P.ttsburg, March 27 One of the worst
windstorms in many jears sweDt over
Western Pennslvania, Eastern Ohio, and
the upper portion of W est Virginia this
evening. At Girard. Ohio, an unknown
man was killed and a number badly
One Killed In Gale.
Philadelphia, March L"7 One man was
killed and many injured, buildings were
blown down, and roofs were torn off ln
a severe electrical storm which swept
the northwestern section of this city and
vicinity this evening
Mexican Agent in London
Comes to Washington.
The Mexican government yesterday an
nounced the appointment of Don
Emanuel De Gama Cona E. Inclan, lately
financial agent of Mexico ln London, as
Ambassador to the United States to suc
ceed Senor de la Barra, recenUy ap
pointed foreign minister in the cabinet
of President Diaz.
The newly appointed Ambassador is
the son of a former Minister of Mexico
to the United States, and Is well known
in government circles here as a diplomat
of much promise.
With a vacancy In the Interior depart
ment, which Is believed will be filled by
the appointment of Teordore Dehesa,
governor of Vera Cruz, the new Mexican
cabinet was announced as follows:
Foreign affairs, Francisco Leon de la
Justice, Dcmetrio Sod I.
Finance. Jose Yves LImantour, incum
bent. Improvements, Manuel Marroquin y
War and navy. Gen. Manuel Gonzales
Costo, Incumbent.
Communications and public works. Nor
beto TJomlnguez.
Public Instruction. Jorge Vera EstanoL
Salado Albarez, subsecretary of the de
partment ot foreign relations, will ad
minister the oath of office to the new
ministers to-day.
According to official Information re
ceived here, it is. expected that Gen.
Bernardo Reyes, who Is now In Europe,
will return to Mexico shortly to become
minister of war. Gen. Rees formerly
served in that office, but "was sent abroad
somo months ago by .President Diaz on a
mission to Inspect foreign military sys
tems. It 1-s said thatDiaz suspected that
Gen; Kcycs had political ambitions and
for this reason, wished to get him out of
Mexico. It Is believed here, however,
that Reyes will return to Mexico in the
present crisis to undertak the work ot
1 crushing tho rebels.
Dc la Earra and Madero
May Confer.
Believed Negotiations May Notv
Be in Progress.
Significance Seen In Probability"
tbnt Iiunrrccta Lender and New
Mexican Trentler "Will Meet IxM
Texas CItywRcport that President!
Diaz Has Ttraljrncd Unconfirmed
More Medical Officers Arrive.
San Antonio, March 27. The!
report that President Diaz of Mex
ico had resigned unconfirmed hero
as ct, through any direct Mexican
channel dropped in on top of sim
ilar important developments early
this evening. The culmination o
the day's news served to intensify
indications that a great deal is afoot
in Washington, and even in Paris,
that is only partially revealed.
One fart comes as a positive state-
ment. This Is that Francisco I. Madcro
the provisional president of insurgent
Mexico and leader of tno insurgents in
The field, is now on his way to San
Antonio, and will probably be here with
in the next fortv -eight hours. Francisco
Madcro, sr.. and his son Gustavo, now
en route from New Yorc. will join Al
fonso and Julio, the other sons of the
Madero family, here to-morrow morning.
Francisco I de la Barra, late Ambas
sador of Mexico to the United States and
newly appointed minister of foreign af
fairs in the just-born cabinet of Diaz,
is due to arrive in San Antonio Wednes
aay morning.
"Would Conflrm Belief.
Every circumstance- supports the belief
that the reunion of the Maderos, which
can only l .Rccompilfhed with difficulty. -
liy the fighting! Friiclsco here at tho
bead of the Mexican junta, in the south
west, and the coming of De la Barra at
the same time, has more significance
than a wrc coincidence. Should De la
Barra find it in his convenience to stop
over for a day ln San Antonio on his
wav back to Mexico City that circum
stance would be all that was needed to
confirm the belief that definite negotia
tions were on between the strong family
of the insurrection and the strongest
man in the neW government that Diaz
contrived tc build after the resignation
of the old oligarchy last Friday.
More Medical Officers Arrive.
The second incident of moment In tho
day's news here whero the army 13 has
bearing on the purpose of the army's
mobilization. Thirty-five first lieuten
ants of the United States army medical
reserve corps arrived in camp here to
day straight from Washington. Thera
are fifty more on the way.
The field and division hospfuv . 'he.
camp are not lacking in medical staffs.
They arc fully equipped to care for tho
needs of the 10.000 men now assembled
here in time of peace. Tho sick rate
continued to be below the normal, so IE
was said by Gen. Carter.
With no word of the coming of any
additional regiments, thse first of eighty
five extra doctors, graduates of the Army
Medical College at Washington, and hold
ing commissions in the regular hospital
service of the annv. are added to the full
staff at tho Fort Sam Houston "maneu
ver" camp.
WashingtonPlaywright Vic
tim of New YorkThngs.
Maurice Brown Kirby, playwrishU.
newspaper man. and lately connected;
with the press department of Henry "W.
Savage, theatrical producer, died last:
night at a private hospital in New York
as the result of the injuries recelvedi
when he was attacked by a gang or
thugs as he left the subway at Ninety-
sixth street last Friday night.
Mr. Kirby did not recover conscious
ness, and the police have scoured tn4
metropolis In quest of his assailants. With
Mr. Kirby when he died was his mother.
Mrs. Thomas Kirby, ot Washington: his
brother. Thomas Kirby. sporting- editor
of a Washington newspaper, and his wife.
Mr. Kirby was well known ln "Wash
ington, his native city, and spent the
greater part of his outh here. Th
family has lived at 203 I street north
west for years. Ho leaves a wlfo and
young daughter
Mr. Kirby attended Georgetown Uni
versity and was a star member of the
football team. He was badly Injured in
the game with, tho Columbia Athletic
Club on- Thanksgiving Day. ISM. ln which
"Shorty" Bahen was killed.
After being graduated from George
town, in USS. Kirby first took up tho
study of law. later engaging in news
paper work. For some time he was Sun
day editor and dramatic critic of tho
Times. He went from Washington to
New York to do newspaper work, later
succeeding In writing plays.
At the time of the attack Mr. Kirby was
completing a play to be produced by
Richard Carle.
"Will Consider Taft's Plan.
lyyndon. March 27. The lord mayor
has summoned a meeting of the citizens
at Guildhall, to consider President Taft'
arbitration plan.
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