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To rcacli all the people
in Washington all the time
advertise in The Star.
WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1903?THIRTY-TWO PAGES.
TWO CENTS.
STEEL STRIKE AVERTED
Differences at New Philadel
phia, Ohio, Adjusted.
AN AGREEMENT SIGNED
FOUK SHEET MILLS WILL RE
SUME AT ONCE.
President Shaffer of the Amalgamated
Association Instrumental in Ef
fecting the Settlement.
PITTSBURG. Pa.. October lO.-The trou
ble over the violations of the lim:t of prod
uct clause of tlie Amalgamated scale at the
New Philadelphia, Ohio, plant of the
American Sheet Steel Company, which
threatened to tie up all the American sheet
steel mills In the country, has been satis
factorily adjusted and the strike averted.
Notices have been posted at the rolling
mill that four sheet mills will resume at
once. President Shaffer of the Amalga
, mated Association, went to New Philadel
i phia yesterday and quickly adjusted the
difficulties. A written agreement was en
tered into to let the matter stand on 133
"pairs" until July, l'.HH, and that no "over
pairs" shall be made until that time. The
working of "over pairs" was the cause of
the dispute, some of the men being dis
charged for refusing to do the work.
Homestead Mills to Resume.
PITTSBURG, October 10.?Concerning the
posting ot notices at the Homestead Steel
Works jesterday that the 35 and 40-inch
mills will shut down. President A. C.
Dinkey of the Carnegie Steel Company says
the suspension Is for a week only, and lie
expects the mills to be running the week
after.
"These mills." said he, "have been run
nins off and on all summer. In fact, the
35 and 40-inch mills have never run full
since they were built. The reason is that
there are not enough orders for those sizes.
Two weeks ago these mills did not run.
They have been running since, and will run
again after next week."
The Hi. 23 and 33-inch mills in Homestead,
which have been working on single turn
for three weeks, have been restored to
double turn, and are expected to run full
for some time to come.
TO TEST SUBMARINE BOATS.
Opportunity to Be Given to American
Inventors and Owners.
The board of inspection and survey lias
urr.mged to conduct the competitive tests
of private submarine boats on the 15tli of
November. TI.e nav.tl appropriation act of
the Fifty-seventh Congress gave the Sec
retary of the Navy discretionary authority
to expend not more than $300,000 for the
purpose or manufacture of subsurface or
submarine torpedo boats. Tiie act also
provided that prior to such purchase any
American inventor or owner of such boat
should be given an opportunity to have it
tested by comparison or competition with
a similar boat in the government service
or with other private boats of the same
general type.
So far as known the only submarine boats
likely to lie entered at the competition will
be those built by the Holland Company and
the Lake Company. In that event the
tests will probably determine which of
those two types of submarine boats will
bi adopted by the American navy.
HAS EXCHANGED VISITS.
Rear Admiral Cotton Sees New Turkish
Governor General.
Rear Admiral Cotton cables the Navy De
partment from Beirut, the !?th instant, that
he has exchanged visits with the new Turk
ish governor general with the customary
courtesies. The governor general has in
formed the consul that he has received pre
emptory Instructions from the sultan to
preserve order and administer law impar
tially in protecting the lives anil property
of foreigners Christians and Mohamme
dans. Admiral Cotton says that Beirut Is
quiet
GEN. DUFFIELD REPORTS.
German Claims Against Venezuela
Were Considerably Cut by Commission.
Gen. Henry M. DufBeld, the umpire of
the tribunal appointed to adjust the claims
of Germany against Venezuela, called at
the State- Department today. He acquaint
ed the officials with the findings of the
commission. The total amount of the
claims presented was 0,O4!>,000 marks, but
the claimants were awarded but 1,870,000
marks.
Gen. Puftield says that the commissioners
were treated with every courtesy at Cara
cas Two papers which printed inflamma
tory statements regarding the commission
ers were promptly suppressed by Presi
dent Castro, and up to the time of leav
ing Venezuela Gen. Duffleld said they were
etill under the government ban.
TO RECEIVE GEN. HAMILTON.
The Latter Expected to Arrive This
Afternoon.
Col H. A. Greene, military secretary to
the chief of the general staff, has been de
tailed to receive Mai. Gen. Ian Hamilton of
the Britisli army, who is expected to arrive
here this afternoon, and escort him to his
fiolel. Oen. Hamilton will be the guest of
feonor at a dinner given by Gen. and Mrs.
Corbin this evening.
Report of Robert C. Morris.
Robert C. Morris, agent for the United
States in claim cases against Venezuela,
has made an oral report to the State De
partment. A number of the claims of
United States citizens has been settled,
but some of the most important cases are
jret pending. So far as the settlement has
teen made Mr Morris seems satisfied. He
reports, however, that all foreigners repre
senting claimants in Venezuela have been
subjected to general abuse and criticism
by the opposition newspapers of that coun
try. which seem determined to make it un
pleasant for the agents, attorneys and um
pires.
Trial of the Missouri.
The battle ship Missouri will be tried
on the 21st instant, and the cruiser Den
ver on the ??d instant, over the Cape Anne
course oft the coast of Massachusetts. The
course will probably be marked by the
Atlanta, lluffalo. Hull. McDonough, Peoria
and Nezinscott. The Denver has arrived at
the 1 '.-ague Island navy yard for docking
preparatory to the trial.
Not a Long Message Expected.
Representative Robert Adams of Philadel
phia was a caller on Postmaster General
Payne this afternoon. Mr. Adams said
that he understood that President Roose
velt would not send a long message to the
extra session of Congress next month, but
would confine his recommendations to
Cuban reciprocity.
BLEW TERRIFIC GALE
FIERCE STORM CAUSED MUCH
HAVOC IN CITY.
Norfolk Steamer Fought Sixty-Mile
Gale Coming Up Chesa
peake Bay.
Washington has been swaying under the
blasts of a forty-mile gale for the past
twenty-four hours, and the conditions will
continue another day and night unless the
indications at the weather bureau are at
fault.
The h:gh winds that have torn the leaves
from the trees and have ripped flags and
awnings to shreds are a product of the
topics.
The storm, the severest for several years,
centered off the North Carolina coast early
yesterday morning and began to spend its
force on the country to the north. It ap
peared suddenly and is still central oft
North Carolina. The weather bureau ex
perts, who watched the wind rise, state
that the storm center is stationary and will
not dis ippear until it blows itself out.
Forty Miles an Hour Here.
The wind yesterday varied between thirty
and forty miles per hour. This condition
existed all day today, and the weather bu
reau officials say it will have to exhaust
its energy and disappear of its own voli
tion before there is any change in the con
dition of things in this section of the coun
try.
Washington has not had the worst of it
by any means. This morning the weather
bureau received a report from the signal
station at Cape Henry. Virginia, to the ef
fect that the wind was then blowing sev
enty-two miles an hour, and was carrying
everything before it.
Such a velocity is almost a cyclone, and
nothing but the strongest and most firmly
anchored buildings can stand before it.
All along the coast of Virginia and North
Carolina heavy weather is being expe
rienced. Crops are being damaged by the
wind, and the fishing industry has been
suspended until the gale subsides.
Fought a Sixty-Mile Gale.
The gale on the river was very severe, but
the steamers due here last night and this
morning came into port almost on schedule
time.
The steamer Norfolk of the Norfolk and
Washington line, which was reported to
have tied up at Old Point, with the steam
ers of the Baltimore and Cape Charles lines,
arrived here shortly after 7 o'clock this
morning ?
Sin-fought a sixtv-mile-an-hourgalcup the
bay, and at times the seas washed over her
bow. but at no time was she in any danger,
nor were her passengers at all alarmed.
According to the records of the Norfolk
and Washington company, last night was,
with one exception, the roughest ever ex
perienced 011 Chesapeake bay since the line
was established. The steamer will leave
here on schedule time this evening.
Coal Barge Ashore.
Capt. Bailey Reed of the steamer Wake
field, which canie into port from river land
ings yesterday afternoon, reports having
sighted a coal carrying barge ashore on the
Virginia side of the river below Occoquan.
She was lying in a dangerous position
with the seas breaking over her. The
steamer could not get near enough to her
to ascertain her name.
The northerly winds caused unusual low
water in the river, and nearly all the
steamers in the harbor were lying aground
in their berths yesterday afternoon.
The United States ship Fern, tlie naval
battalion vessel, was almost high and dry
her entire length.
Below the city the river had dwindled
to a stream a hundred yards wide, the flats
on both sides being entirely uncovered.
This is the first time they have shown so
completely for five or six years.
WILL AWAIT LAMBERTON.
The Gloucester Will Take New Com
mander to Santos.
The Navy Department has been notified
of the arrival of the cruiser Gloucester at
Rio de Janiero, where she will await the
arrival of Rear Admiral Lamberton, the
new commander-in-chief of the station, and
convey him to the flagship Newark, lying
at Santos with the remainder of the squad
ron. Admiral Lamberton is on his way
from Southampton, England, to Rio.
Lewis Nixon Here.
Lewis Nixon, who has withdnwn from
the race for the independent democratic
candidacy for mayor of New York city,
accompanied by his wife, arrived in Wash
ington late last night, and left this morn
ing before his presence in the city became
known, for Leesburg, Va., his native place.
To Investigate Alaska Mines.
SEATTLE. Wash.. October 10.?The
I'nited States geological survey will have
parties next year investigating the mining
resources of southeastern Alaska, the
formation In the Yukon country, and the
oil deposits in Alaska. If the appropria
tion is ample it is intended to study the
geology of the Nome district, and is to
conduct an investigation of the coal supply
of Nome.
Heavy Rainfall at Albany.
ALBANY, N. Y., October 10.?The rain,
which ceased yesterday afternoon ^ifter a
total rainfall of 4.0!) inches, unparalleled
in the twenty-nine years' records of the
local weather office, has been followed by a
flood, also unprecedented at this season,
which reached its height about lt? o'clock
this morning with a maximum of 15.05 feet
above mean low-water mark.
The dam across the Normanskill at Ken
wood. Just south of the city line, was swept
out this morning, carrying away still more
of the damaged river road bridge.
A family named Denison. living on the
low flats just east of the dam, barely escap
ed last night with their lives.
Cable Chess Match Challenge.
NEW YORK, October 10.?The Brooklyn
Chess Club yesterday received a challenge
of the City of London Chess Club for a
cable chess match, to be played under the
conditions of the Anglo-American chess
trophy. The Brooklyn club will accept.
Registration in Ne-vr York.
NEW YORK, October 10.?The police de
partment gave out the revised figures to
?day of the first dty's registration in this
city, the total registration being ltK>,444,
distributed as follows: Manhattan and the
Bronx. W.1.4KJ; Brooklyn, 00,205; Queens,
(i.S'SO; Richmond, 2,770.
The first day's registration in l'.*)2 was
18S.45S, the decrease yesterday being due
probably to the inclement weather.
AT THE WHITE HOUSE
Senator Foraker Talks With
tile President,
CONFIDENT OF SUCCESS
NO DISTRICT JUDGE UNTIL AFTER
ELECTION.
Famous Englishmen Call on Mr. Roose
velt?The Alaskan Central Rail
way Wants a Cable.
Senator Foraker was with the President
this morning and talked over with him the
campaign in Ohio; in which the President is
much interested. Senator Foraker was
never more sanguine of republican success
In his state, and told the President so. The
Ohio senator will return to Oiiio tonight
and will go into the campaign.
"Col. Herrick will have anywhere from
<10.000 to 100,000 majority," said Senator
Foraker, "and the legislature will be re
publican on joint ballot by from thirty-five
to forty votes. There is not the faintest liku
lihood of a democratic legislature. Senator
Hanna will be re-elected, and he ought to
be. He is in good health, is making good
speeches and adding votes to the republican
tickets. 1 cannot see where there is the
slightest foundation for some of the stories
that have been floating around that Tom
Johnson has any show for election."
Stories have recently been in circulation
that Senator Hanna is opposed by the la
bor vote this year, and that this fact adds
to a feeling of uneasiness as to the out
look. How this could be true is not known
among Ohio people In view of the general
understanding that Senator Hanna has
been friendly to labor interests. Some of
the stories of this nature and of a kindred
variety have been coming to the White
House, and the President was glad to re
ceive assurances that the republicans are
as strong and buoyant as in any previous
campaign for many years.
The District Judgeship.
Senator Foraker declined to discuss the
probable appointment of Judge Thew
Wright of Cincinnati as a justice of the
Supreme Court of the District of Columbia
to succeed Justice llaguer, resigned. The
visit of Senator Foraker, however, has not
I hastened the appointment, even if the mat
| ter was discussed between the President
' and the Ohioan. Senator Fofaker has not
withdrawn his recommendation of Judge
Wright, and will continue to urge him as
| the best man for the place. He hopes to
secure the appointment, too. About the
only thing in the way of Judge Wright's
| selection is the opposition of Senator Han
na and George P. Cox of Cincinnati. They
have filed a protest against the appoint
ment because of the political hostility of
Mr. Cox to Judge Wright. The tight has
not gone so far yet that it may not be
smoothed over, and some of Judge
Wright's friends are working to that end.
The understanding is that the appoint
1 rnent of Justice of the local court may not,
after all, be made until right after the
; election. If Judge Wright is to be ap
pointed the President will not announce the
appointment until after the election so that
| no complications may be ad^ed to the Ohio
j campaign.
A London Traffic Commission.
David Barber, George Hartley and Sir
John Dickson Poynder, members of the
royal tratiic commission of London, paid
their respects to the President today. The
commissioners are in this country to study
American methods of underground and ele
vated railway construction that similar
work in London may be done under the
most Improved and satisfactory methods.
The members of the commission have been
to New York and Boston, and will go else
where before returning to the Knglish capi
tal. They have seen much to Interest them
since they have been in the United States.
The President expressed pleasure at meet
ing them.
Sir John Dickson Poynder and I-ord Rib
blesdaler of England were guests of the
President at luncheon this afternoon.
An Alaskan Railway
President Roosevelt had talks today and
yesterday with John E. Ballaine, chairman
of the finance committee of the Alaskan
Central railway. Mr. Ballaine Is in Wash
ington on department work connected with
the railway enterprise, and he desired the
assistance of the President in the presenta
tion of his requests to the departments^
This the President gave without question.
Seward, Alaska, is the southern terminus
of the Alaska Central road, and Mr. Bal
laine is iiere, among other things, to get
the War Department Interested In the lay
ing of a cable from Juneau to Seward, a
distance of 800 miles. Tr.e War Depart
ment is now completing a cable line from
Seattle to Juneau, and will ask for an ap
propriation for the extension of the line.
The Alaska Central wants the line extended
to Seward. The construction of the Alaska
Central road has already begun and It will
be pushed as fast us possible to the Tanana
river, a distance of 420 miles. Mr. Ballaine
believes that the building of the road will
result In enormous development of a mag
nificently rich territory. He thinks that it
will add many millions In gold to the sup
ply now in existence and being taken from
A Li skit, in addition to opening up splendid
agricultural lields.
Some of the Day's Callers.
Major J. M. Wright, marshal of the Su
preme Court of the United States, and F. D.
Faust, his assistant, called on the President
this morning to arrange for the regular
formal call of members of the court. The
tribunal will assembly Monday, and, fol
lowing a time-honored custom, will wait
upon the President to announce that the
court is in session. This custom has exist
ed for many years and has never been
neglected upon the assembling of the court.
George Wilson, secretary of the chamber
of commerce of New York, was with the
President some time this morning. Lincoln
J. Steffens. the magazine writer, also saw
the President. Mr. Steffens has recently
been eigaged In writing stories of the cor
ruption in the municipal governments of
some of the largest cities In the country
Assistant Secretary of State Ix>omis loday
presented to the President M. Baunau Var
rilla the editor of Le Matin of Paris, one
of the great newspapers of Europe. M.
Varrilla was the first engineer of the Pana
ma canal and for a long time was engaged
on that work. He chatted briefly with the
President concerning the canal, but only in
an Informal way.
White House Flag Upside Down.
Jerry Smith, the colored patriarch of the
White House, caused a small commotion
In the neighborhood of the Executive Man
sion today. Last night the wind blew the
flag and halyards off the pote, and for a
good while today there was no flag flying
from the roof of the White House. Then
Jerry Smith, whose "bones air gittlng fee
ble and along In years, sir," climbed to the
roof and began to readjust the flag. By
mistake he fixed the flag upside down, and
went away contented that he had restored
Old Glory to a proper position. People
around the White House and In the State,
War and Navy and the Treasury building3
noticed the flag flying in distress, and it
was not long before "Uncfe Jerry" took
Ills theumatlsm and other ailments to the
roof once more and righted the distressed
condition of the official emblem that the
President Is in his offices and at work to
earn his salary.
CAPTAINS PEOMOTED
EFFECT OF RETIREMENT OF AD
MIRAL KEMPFF.
Four Rear Admirals Created?A Num
ber of Other Advancements
in Grade.
The statutary retirement of Rear Ad
miral Louis Kempff tomorrow on account
of age will cause the following promotions
in the navy:
To be rear admirals?Captains Benjamin
P. Lamberton, French E. Chadwick, Bow
man H. McCalla and WiHIum H. Whiting.
To be captains?Commanders Thomas C.
McLean. William J. Barnette, Francis H.
Delano, Charles T. Forse.
To be commanders?Lieutenant Command
ers Stacy Potts, Henry T. Cleaver. James
M. Helm, Albert H. Willits, Cameron Melt.
Winslow, James P. S. Lawrence.
To be lieutenant commanders? Lieuten
ants Wm. L. Howard. Wiley R. M. Field,
John M. Poyer. Henry G? Leopold, Robert
B. Higgins, John C. l^eonard.
To be lieutenants?Lieutenants (Junior
grade) Cyrus R. Miller, Orin G. Muriin.
Leonard R. Sargent. Luther M. Overstreet,
Victor S. Houston, David F. Boyd, Louis
C. Richardson.
Benjamin Peffer Lamberton was born in
Peru. He attended the Naval Academy
from 1861 to 1865; was attached to the
steam sloop Susquehanna of the Brazil
squadron in 1865-6, the stejim sloop Juniata
of the South Atlantic' squadron, 1866-7;
was promoted to master De<?mber 1, 1808;
commissioned as lieutenant March 1?, 1867;
lieutenant commander. December 18, 18G8;
served on the Mohican of the Pacific fleet,
187.1 and '4; torpedo service, 1873; was pro
moted to captain May 17, 18SI8, and served
as chief of staff to Admiral Dewey at the
battle of Manila bay. May 1, 18i?.
French Elisor Chadwick was born in Vir
ginia and appointed from that state to the
Naval Academy in 1861. Was attached to
the Susquehanna iii the Brazil g luadron in
1865-6, received promotions to piaster and
lieutenant December 1. ls?W. and Miarcli 12,
1868; lieutenant commander, December 15,
18(18; served on the Gueriere. European
squadron; at the Naval Academy, or the
Powhatan; North Atlantic station. New
York navy yard; special light house duty;
naval attache at London: became comman
der December. 1884: commanded the Yo.k
town, squadron of evolution, lv8?-18!?l; s. e
cial duty at the Navy Department, and on
board of labor reorganization; chief intelli
gence officer; chief of the bureau of equip
ment. with rank of commodore; comm s
sioned captain November, 18??7: commanded
the New York, flagship of the Norlh At
lantic squadron during the Spanish-Amer
ican war.
Bowman II .McCalla was.born inN^w Jer
sey and appointed to the Naval Academy in
IMil. Served on the Brazil, South Atlantic
and South Pacific stations. European fleet,
at tile Naval Academy. North Atfttntic sta
tion, assistant in bureau 'of navigation,
commanded tiie Enterprise on the European
station, was equipment qrflfteer at the Mare
Island navy yard, and commanded the
Marblehead in the Spanish-American war.
During the boxer troubles iu China he com
manded a detachment of nut l ines that went
to the relief of the beleaguered legations in
Peking.
William Henry Whiting was born in New
York city, but was appointed to the Naval
Academy from Wisconsin- in !SCO. Served
on the Hartford in the West Gulf squadron,
1863-5, and received honorable mention by
Admiral Farragut In general orders for gal
lant conduct at the burning of the blockade
runner under the guns of Fort Morgan on
th< night of July 5, 1N64; was given honor
able mention by the captain of the Hartford
at the battle of Mobile Bay; was at the sur
render of Fort Gaines; hauled down the
confederate flag and hoisted United States
flag; was at the surrender of Fort Morgan;
served on the Kearsarge after the war; suc
cessively commanded the Saratoga, Kear
sarge, Alliance and Monadnoc-k.
Rear Admiral Louis Kempff, who will
lie retired from active service tomorrow,
was born in Illinois and has seen active
service in all parts of the world since his
appointment to fhe navy in 1857. His last
sea service was in the command of a
squadron at Taku. China, during the re
cent difficulty, when the forts were bom
barded. but keut the American vessels from
taking part.
A NUMBER OF DISMISSALS.
Weeding Out in_Post Office Department
is Looked For.
While there will not likely be any whole
sale dismissal of clerks In tlie Post Office
Department as the result of the Investiga
tion, it is morally certain that a number
or persons will have to go, apd that there
will be a weeding out, parti?iulnrly in the
divisions where August W. Machen and
George W. Beavers held supreme sway for
so long.
While Fourth Assistant Postmaster Gen
eral Brlstow is disinclined to discuss any
thing that pertains to the report, he is
engaged In preparing his report for Presi
dent Roosevelt and whenever possible
avoids meeting the newspapermen. Because
of this feeling there is a well-defined im
pression at the Post Office Department that
he will recommend the dismissal of a num
ber of persons who were proteges of Mach
en and Beavers.
?r?
SECRETARY MOODY'S STATEMENT
The Circumstances Attending Marine
Band's Visit to Chicago.
Secretary Moody made the following
statement today regarding the recent visit
of the Marine Band to Chicago:
"Application was made to the Navy De
partment for permission . for the Marine
Band as an organization to attend the ban
quet at Chicago as guests.and to play In the
auditorium at the public meeting' immed
iately following the banquet; The request
was made by the mayor qf the city, by the
chairman of the banquet committee and by
members of both liouse.^'of^Congress. It
was decided by the department th#t the af
fair was one of national significance and
that the Marine Band as an organization
might properly attend. No question of com
pensation was considered an<J.: the cully ques
tion considered by the department was as to
whether the event was one of national sig
nificance warranting the permission de
sired."
ASSISTANT NAVAL SBCiJP^RY.
Advisability of Appointing Another
One Discussed.
The advisability of recommending the ap
pointment of an additional assistant secre
tary of the navy Is under consideration at
the Navy Department. The plan which is
said to have originated wltfc the general
board involves tlic appointment of an officer
of the navy, w1h>, it is argued, would be
better qualified to pass upon qnd decide the
many purely technical military questions
that frequently arise in the department
than a civilian. The question has been
referred to Assistant Secrelary Darling,
and it is believed that his report will be
adverse to the scheme on the general
grcund that it would interfere with the
historic system of civil control of the naval
establishment.
Silas S. Daish's Grain Ele
vator Burned Today.
ENTAILS HEAVY LOSS
ESTIMATED TO BE BETWEEN $75,
OOO and 3100,000.
Two B. and O. Freight Cars Laden
With Grain Also De
stroyed.
Throe alarms of Are called seven engine
companies. two trucks and the water tower
to the grain elevator of Silas S. Daish, at
the corner of Brentwood road and Florida
avenue, about 11 o'clock this morning, and
the firemen who responded worked harder
than they have been obliged to do in
several months. The character of the
building construction made It extremely dif
ficult for the men to cope with the flamos,
the solidity of the wall3 and tlie absence
of openings through which to throw any
water being a serious handicap, and the
best efforts of Chief Belt were directed to
ward saving the lives of those under him
and protecting surrounding property, en
dangered by the high north wind that pre
vailed. The fire was a spectacular one,
and attracted a crowd of probabiy four or
five thousand persons. This necessitated
the presence of the police reserves from
several precincts, and even then the tire
men were much hampered by the closing
in of tlie spectators, despite the efforts to
keep them within limits. Mr. Daish was
not present when the lire started, but stated
that a rough estimate of his loss would
probably foot up to between $75,WOO and
$100,000. It is not believed that Mr. Daish
had placed much insurance on the struc
ture.
The fire started in the rear of the eleva
tor over the stable in the hay stored there.
It took but a few minutes for the flames to
gain headway, and then the strong lHirth
wind performed its share in carrying them
across the intervening space to the elevator
Itself. Once started in that building the
firemen were powerless to stop them, and
within a short time the whole structure
was a roaring furnace. Tl.e thick smoke,
which was plainly discernible from all
parts of the city, also made the work of
the firemen more difficult. The water tower
could not be used on account of the charac
ter of the walls, as noted, but it served the
purpose of attracting many spectators, who
followed it all the way from the center of
the city. Chief Br-It exercised the utmost
care in directing his men, and ordered that
no one should l isk his life in going close
to the burning building. This was on ac
count of the danger imminent from the fall
ing walls.
Two Baltimore and Ohio freight cars,
loaded with grain, which were standing on
the track close to the elevator, were also
burned, together with their contents. One
of the curious incidents of the fire was the
attempt made by a huge flock of Knglish
sparrows, who have lived unmolested in the
roof of the elevator for years, to get back
to their homes during the fire. When the
flames first started In the big building the
sparrows took refuge In nearby trees, but
they evidently did not understand the sit
uation. and in a short time made repeated
efforts to fly into the burning structure.
How many were killed In this manner can
not be estimated, but the flock did not
seem to be lessened in numbers to an ap
preciable extent.
The Walls Fall.
It was believed the walls of the big struc
ture would Jail any minute. People who had
left their work and had but a few minutes
to remain at the lire were heard to express
the wisii that the walls would fall early, as
they thought the sight would be worth see
ing. But they were disappointed.
It was about 11 o'clock when the fire
started, and the first part of the wall to fall
did not come down until about 12:?? o'clock.
Then It was the south half of the building,
and the fall made but little noise. Fifteen
minutes later a small part of the east wall
fell. The last of the big structure came
down about 1 o'clock. The heat was so in
tense that the firemen were driven from
points near the building several times be
fore the last of the walls fell.
Chief Belt was near the building with his
men all the time the flames were being
fought, and he was highly complimented on
all sides for protecting the firemen from
danger. IL was realized there could have
been nothing gained by sending them close
to or ir.side the building. Telegraph and
telephone wires close to the burning ele
vator were put out of service.
Fortunately the fire started at a time
when there were no horses in the stable.
The small \>uilding in the rear of the main
elevator was saved, although it was badly
damaged. While the exact amount of dam
age cannot be ascertained, the firemen
thought it would be more than $75,000, but
not more than $100,000, as previously stated.
Mr. Daish could not be found by a Stir
reporter thite afternoon, and the amount of
insurance could not, therefore, be ascer
tained.
The elevator sA-med to be doomed to de
struction by fire. The blaze today was the
third one that has occurred there In the
past" few years. The property is to be
taken by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
Company, and it Is said that $325,000 was
the price asked for it by its owners. The
company offered $117,000 for it.
Cause of Fire Not Known.
The origin of the fire is not known. At
the time the flames were discovered ki the
small building in the rear of the elevator
tht doors were open and the wind causad
tbem to spread to the main building. Mr.
Daish and his son were in the fuel busln.-s
as well as grain, hut the fuel supply w.u
not damaged. Long after the walls h:u
fallen the firemen were kept at work ii
order that the last spark in the debris
n.ight be extinguished.
STORM RAGING OFF NORFOLK.
Gale Estimated at Seventy Miles an
Hour Endangers Shipping.
SjMM'iii 1 Iitepntcli to Thp KvenfitK Stur.
NORFOLK, Va? October 10.?One of th<
worst storms in yeans has been sweeping
this coast for twenty-four hours, and con
tinues with unabated fury. The wind at
Virginia Beach and Cape Henry is blowing
today seventy miles an liour, and the sea
is running mountain high. Sand covers
all the railroad tracks along the beach
and traffic from Norfolk, except over one
line, is suspended.
The steamship Essex, in today from
Providence, R. I., reports a terrible expe
rience and cannot say how the Old Domin
ion steamship Hamilton, which left foi
New York last night tn the teeth of a
sixty-eight-niile-an-hour gale, fared.
All coast wires to Cane Hatteras are
down, and the havoc done to shipping
there cannot yet be told. Messengers from
the coast report two unknown schooners
ashore.
WILL WITHDRAW. SAVINGS.
Trades Unions Threaten to Retaliate on
Organized Capital.
CHICAGO, October 10.?"Organized capi
tal, through its Ami-boycott and Employ
ers' Association, must stop its raids on the
saving* of the trades unions or the union
tneji, will* withdraw $.'i< Hi,00o,< <*> from the
savings bffriks.''
Such Is the statement made by Thomas
I. Kidtl, vice president of the American
Federation of Labor, after an investigation
of the damage suits which the capitalized
American Anti-boycott Association and
Employers' Association have tiled against
trades unions within the l ist three months.
.\li. Kidd intimated that it was within the
power ot union labor to throw the country
Into a financial panic by taking from cir
culation 'he $ri0j.yt0,000 Which he says labor
controls. In this connection it may be
stated that the money stock of the country
approximates $2.-75,(XX),000.
HANDICAPPED BY HIGH WIND.
Mrs. Stout and Miss Adair Playing
Golf at Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA, October 10.?The tinal
match in the Griscom invitation golf tour
ney was started today on the links of the
Merlon Cricket Club. The contest brought
together Mrs. C. T. Stout and Miss Rhona
Adair. In addition to this important game
tile international team match was sched
uled.
The rain storm had passed over and in
its place a gale of wind was blowing from
the north. This handicapped the contest
ants.
Miss Adair and Mrs. Stout were square at
the turn, each making the first nine holes
in 40.
Miss Adair defeated Mrs. Stout by 2 up.
GREAT DANGER AT PATERSON.
Flood in Passaic River Surpasses That
of 1902.
PATERSON, N. J., October 10 ?The flood
in the Passaic river today surpassed the
mammoth inundation of March, 1902.
The river has overflowed hundreds of
ucres of streets and hundreds of families
are driven from their homes, many being
rescued from upper windows in bouts.
Mayor Hinchliffe this morning appointed
a committee to organize a relief movement.
A dam of timber and sandbags is being
built to keep the swollen river above the
falls from breaking Its banks and pouring
into the city through a ravine, in which
case frightful damage would be done. The
gas works are flooded and there will be no
gaslight tonight.
There are fears for the electric light sta
tion. Scores of mills have shut down. The
damage in the city in property is already
estimated at half a million dollars.
The city almshouse and isolation hospital
are surrounded by raging waters.
PATERSON, N. J.. October 10.?Between
the hours of 7 and 11 a.m. the water in the
river rose four inches. The flooded district
comprises Water. East liolsmin, Washing
ton. Bridge, River, Straight, Fair, Godwin,
Paterson and North Main streets, the lower
part of Hamilton avenue and. a part of
Hamburg avenue. About 200 houses have
been flooded. Several hundred sufferers
are now being sheltered and fed in Apollo
Hall. In the Spruce street hill, in the
Totowa section of the city, dynamite mines
have been constructed with the purpose of
blowing up the hill to afford a larger
channel for the river in case the river wall
gave way, which would endanger one of the
most thickly settled portions of the city.
All the occupants of houses in the flooded
section have now been s.ifely removed.
Mrs. Lambert Tree Dies at Sea.
NEW YORK. October 10.?Mrs. Tree,
wife of Judge Lambert Tree, the well
known jurist of Chicago, and formerly Unit
ed States minister to Belgium and Russia,
died aboard the steamer Campania while
at sea Thursday evening. Mrs. Tree's
death was sudden and unexpected, death
being due to syncope. Judge and Mrs.
Tree were returning from a European trip.
The remains will be taken at once to Chi
cago.
Steamship Arrivals.
At New York: Steamer Campania, from
Liverpool and Queenstown: Philadelphia,
from Southampton and Cherbourg.
Members of Honourable Artil
lery Sight-Seeing.
ALL ARE DELIGHTED
WILL RETURN HOME WITH NEW
VIEWS OF UNITED STATES.
i Fresident Roosevelt to Entertain thf
Visiters nt Luncheon This
Afternoon.
Tl;e elements swm to ti ive combined
against the Honourable Artillery Company
of London to prevent the members from
seeing; the cities they pass through on their
fraternal visit to the Ancient ar.il Honora
ble Artillery Company of Boston. There
was but a slight let-up in the downfall of
rain that has accompanied the company
since its departure from Boston, and that
came yesterday as the two organizations
marched up Pennsylvania avenue from the
t!th street depot to the Arlington Hotel.
The rain began shortly after the Honoura
bles and Ancients had entered the hotel.
During the evening it continued and the
heavy winds made sight-seeing most diifi
cult. The visitors' ardor was not dampen
ed. however. They desired to see the Capi
tol and the Library, and immediately after
their arrival a large party was loaded into
automobiles and hauled up Capitol Hill,
Jiarl of Denbigh and Desmoid.
- I'b >tojrrj:i>he<l by Ki;.n-r CUiejicriiiK.
In the evening they attendtwT t-fee theaters
and private dinner parties given in their
honor, and retired to rest at a very early
hour this morning, after a most enjoyable
afternoon and nUrht, despite the rain and
unfavorable conditions.
While in New York the Honourable* be
came accustomed to rain. They were thor
oughly drenched there, and. therefore, did
not mike any strenuous remarks against
the weather when they arrived h* re. hav
ing expended theii vocabulary. 'I hey were
much disappointed, however, at not l>ei!ig
able to see the city un ler more f ivorablo
conditions, although the;, were greatly im
pressed with it as it is. The elements seri
ously 'disturbed The program for today,
but all of the members of the party scat
tered about over the city until time to re
turn to the hotel and- prepnre for the re
ception to l.e given at 4 o'clock this after
noon by the. President.
The President is to receive the visitors at
4 o'clock. The District Commlrsiont rs Gen.
George li Harries, comm inding the Dis
trict militia; the members of the cibinet
end prominent army and navy officers have
been invited to attend the reception. The
visitors will be introduced 1 y Col. 'I'. \\.
Symmons, superintendent of public build
ings and grounds, and after gieeting the
President and the other members of the
receiving party will be ep-. orted to the
banquet room, where a lunch will be
served.
Party Visits Mi. Vernon.
It had been planned to take the Honour
ables and the Ancients to Mount Vernon
this morning and spend the forenoon there.
Special trains on the Washington. Alexan
dria and Mount Vernon railroad had iieen
fitted up for the occasion, and a boat had
also been engaged to t tke that section of
the party which preferred to make the trip
by water. There was much discussion re
garding the trip this morning, more than
half of the visitors having bten erroneously
infotmed that the visit to Mount Vernon
had been abandoted. Shortly after
o'clock the railroad officials appeared at the
hotel, however, and announced that the
cars were ready to leave. There was a
scramble among the visiting soldiery and a
party was organized. The visitors left the
railroad station at l.'lVi street at about 1<?
o'clock, and returned in time for luncheon
at 1 o'clock.
A majority of the visitors arose early this
morning and started in lo see the sights
aboard the Seeing Washington cats. Tho
reports that came to the hotel early in the
morning of the utility of this mode of visit
ing the interesting points about Washing
ton were so pood that every ctr that left
the station at 14th and G streets was filled
with a crowd of uniformed visitors, al!
eager to see the buildings, p-irlis and s;reets
about which they have he?rd so much.
The members of the Ixindon company
were very much surprised and at the same
time greatly pleased at the reception ac
corded them in this city. Thire was not
the wild hurrah that they had found on
landing: at Boston or in New York. The re
ception here reminded the visitors more of
London. The width of ti e streets and ilie
excellent management of the crowds was
a revelation to the Englishmen. None of
them state what they ?xpected io tind
probably through a poiite r-g'rd for the
feelings of the average W.ishingtonian. but
all declared It was one of the most beauti
ful cities they have ever seen and ali re
marked on the extremely comprehensive
.system of streets and the puking system.
The open-hearitd hospitality of the Ameri
can people has also been a revelation to the
visitors.
Hospitality Impressive.
"Coming over on the steamer we were
torn with coniiicting feelings." one of the
Honourables said. "We did not know how
you people were going to look upon us.
We honestly believed, some of us. that is.
that our reception by all but the Boston
Ancients would be anything but cordial.
Sou could have knocked me down with a
feather when I heard the cheer that greet
ed us when we landed in Boston. We were
literally taken oft our feel by the hospita
ble Bostonians, and we haven't had time
to collect ourselves since. The people here
are more cordial than any wa have ever
met. There seems to be nothing you can't
do for us. I think I can speak for our en
tire company when 1 say that we have
never so thoroughly enjoyed anything, and
that the visit to America has been a revela
tion. To me. at least, and I know it is th<
i same with a large number of our fellowi

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