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There are between thirty?* three and thirty-eight thousand good reasons for advertising in The Star. Every copy of the paper every day is a good rea son, for every copy rcaches a buyer. CENTS. REMARK WITHDRAWN Mr. Conrad's Much-Discussed Statement in P. 0. Case. THE MANY ARGUMENTS GROFF FASTENEBS SENT TO CITIES WITHOUT REQUISITIONS. Inspectors Reply to Charge of Coaching Witnesses?Mr. Maddox Bid for Business. When court adjourned yesterday after noon. following the passage at arms be tween Attorney Holmes Conrad, represent ing the government, and Messrs. Douglass and Kumier of counsel for the defense, it was evident that the question of admission of the transcript of August W. Machen's account in the Union National Bank of Westminster. Md., would be brought up today. Justice Pritchard was feeling indisposed this morning and he did not convene court until nearly quarter after 11 o'clock. Attorney Samuel Maddox. representing the defendants. Groff brothers, at once sought the attention of the court. "I have read over the proceedings of yes terday," he said, "and It is little short of , astounding, the proposition made by the special counsel for government as to Mr. Machen. I want to make a suggestion from the standpoint of the Groffs." Mr. Maddox's voice could hardly be heard. He is suffering from an attack of laryngitis. He read from the typewritten report of yesterday's proceedings that part of Mr. Conrad's remarks in which the latter stated that Machen. as a government clerk, on a salary of $.'(.">00 a year, made more than J2l>,000 a year. Mr. Maddox's Argument. Mr. Maddox declared that Cashier Hering of the Union National Bank of Westmin ster. Md.. had testified as to the deposits of Machen. and that it was not necessary for corroboration by the placing ill evidence of the transcript of Machen's entire account in the bank. "But special counsel for the government." Mr. Maildox continued, "goaded to frank ness and in a fiery burst of eloquence sug gestive of a Fourth of July oration, seeks to use something that is not germane to this trial. Forgetful of all propriety, he turns upon Machen and calls him a clerk? this man who has done more to upbuild the rural free delivery than any other man In the country, aye. any one hundred men." Looking down upon Mr. Conrad, who sat stoically in his chair and listened attentive , Jy. Mr Maddox raised his voice as best he could and asked: 'On what meat is this our Caesar fed that he is grown so great?' "Why, It Is not fair." Mr. Maddox con tinued. "The Groffs are here to answer to the specific charge of conspiracy in the matter of the sile of fasteners. They have pleaded not guilty. The dealings of Machen, either in public or private, have nothing to do with the Groffs." Defense's Motion. Judge Kumier. representing the Lorenzes, addressed the court when Mr. Maddox had finished. "I desire to make a motion." he said. "I ask that everything stated by Mr. Conrad regarding Mr. Machen yesterday be ex punged from the records." "I can't grant it." Justice Pritchard re plied. "I only desire to make the motion," Judge Kumier added. "You have a right to make the motion." said Justice Pritchard. "I will admit the transcript, explaining to the Jury that onlv those items relating to the transactions of Machen with the other defendants? are to be considered." Justice Pritchard leaned forward, and, addressing the jury, continued: "If any improper statement has been made by counsel you will not consider it Proceed with the case." Mr. Douglass Argues. Mr. Douglass, representing Machen, ad difssed the court. lour honor.' he said. "I want to make a motion for expunging from the records the reference of Mr. Conrad to the bank account of Mr. Machen. You must see, your honor, that the statement has gone out has been played up in the headlines of th.- newspapers, that Mr. Machen was DiarfiiiK S3MNN) a year. I want that ex pensed on the ground that the counsel n<-' riffht to make tlie statement in the presence of the jury. My friend was not warranted by any evidence adduced here to make the statement. The bank ledgir it self warranted no such statement." Statement Withdrawn. Mr. Conrad addressed the court. He said: "It is due to myself th t I shall offer no explanation; no apology for what I said. 1 think if jou will look at the records there you will find that, afler Mr. Taggart had staaed the argument on which he asked for the introduction of this .r.nncript. my friend said that the transcript would be used for no other purpose at all. "I had never examined it especially, but on look ng it over 1 saw what appeired on Its race, and 1 made the statement 1 did. 1 don t think 1 should have ni i.de that state ment on reflection. 1 would not convict these men on any statement in the worid that fell ungualdediy from me. "But to relieve myself of the faintest sus picion. 1 ask to withdraw the statement 1 made, and I ask your honor not to regard for one moment the statement I rnn-le here as l>eing intended for the jury in any s>-nse of the word." Justice Pritchard replied: "I have refused to s'.r ke it from the rec ord. lut If you wish to w.thdraw it you can do so." Scenes in Court. First Assistant Postmaster General Rob ert J. Wynne was recalled this forenoon. tout was excused with the understanding that the defense might desire him for re cross-examination later in the trial. Soon after Mr. J. T Smith, superintend ent of delivery in the Brooklyn post of fice. was called there v?*as a temporary delay in this examination. Mr. Taggart and District Attorney Beach were con ferring. Justice Pritchard turned to coun sel lor government and asked: "Do you know whether the witness has any conscientious scruples as to takli.^ an oath In the ordinary way?" '?' Mr. Beach seemed to be taken una wares. Mr. Smith aros? In the box and said he had no scruples. The Bible was placed in his hand and the oath was administered Mr. Charles H. Uohb. assistant attorney general of the I'nited States for the Post Office Department, was in the couit room this forenoon previous to the convening of the court. Ho was accompanied by Mr* Rose, United States attorney at Baltimore They had a con.orence with Mr. Taggart and departed before Justice Pritchard look his place on the bench. Case of Inspectors. Assistant Attorney General Purdy this afternoon submitted affidavits in answer to (Continued on Sixth Page.) ' 1 STRUCK BY TORNADO Death and Devastation at Moundville, Ala. REPORT OF CONDUCTOR SAYS NEARLY ALL THE INHAB ITANTS ABE DEAD. There Were About 300 Inhabitants of the Town?Rescue Train Sent Out. BIRMINGHAM, Ala.. January 22.?It is feared the entire population of the little town of Moundville, in Tuscaloosa county, was annihilated in a tornado which swept that part of the state at 2 o'clock this morning:. Officials of the Alabama Great Southern railroad have received a message by way of Selma from Conductor Capehart of a northbound passenger train, dated at Akron, saying that when his train reached Moundville, shortly before 3 o'clock, he was unable to pass because of wreckage on the track. He says the entire north end of the town of Moundville was wrecked by the tornado, and that practically the en tire population of the place was killed. Moundville is a town of about 300 people, on the line between Hale and Tuscaloosa counties. It Is seventy miles southwest of here and about fifteen miles south of Tus caloosa. Every wire to the place is down, but a wrecking train with linemen on board has gone from here to repair the damage. The railway officials here think Conductor Capehart's story is overdrawn. A tornado struck the suburban town of North Birmingham today and demolished or damaged thirty-six houses, most of which were negro cabins. A number of in dustrial plants also were slightly damaged by having stacks blown down. The store of Posey Brothers was destroyed. There were a number of narrow escapes, but no one was killed in this vicinity. Story of a Section Hand. TUSCALOOSA, Ala., January 22.?A negro section hand Just arrived from Mound ville says that place was totally destroyed by the tornado and that many people were killed and Injured. The negro says he saw the bodies of people in many places. He also reports that the country for sev eral miles is devastated. Every doctor in Tuscaloosa, including the surgeons at the state insane hospital has gone to the scene. Reports received here by telephone say the death list so far Is estimated at thirty. The merchants of Tuscaloosa have offered every assistance to the destitute. Limited train No. 1 north-bound on the Alabama Great Southern railroad misstd the storm by only a few minutes. Among the killed at Moundville are A. H. "Warren of Montgomery, a traveling salesman, Robert Powers; an unknown boy, the night telegraph operator at Moundville and the man in charge of the railroad water tank. WIRES IN TROUBLE. Rain and Sleet Do Much Damage in New York. NEW YORK, January 22.?The rain and sleet storms of the last few days have in terfered greatly with telegraph and tele phone service throughout the eastern part of the country, and today conditions were the worst experience.! in months. In cen tral New York many wires were down. Service between the west and south was slow, but was better than in New Yorl; state. New England was, comparatively, a light sufferer. SILK FRAUDS CASE UP. Martin L. Cohen and Charles C. Browne Defendants. NEW YORK, January 22.?After many months' delay the case of the United States against M.trtin L. Cohen of the firm of A. S. Rosenthal & Co., silk im porters, and Charles C. Broyrne, a suspend ed examiner of silks in the federal ap praiser's stores, charged with conspiracy to defraud the government through the fraudulent importation of Japanese silks in UtOl, by means of false invoices and un derestimated weightji, was begun here to day. An order was issued severing from the case thit of A. S. Rosenthal, one of the defendants, whose $:)0,0CU bail was forfeit ed on Wednesday. MURDER IN BALTIMORE SALOON. W. H. Weber, a Laborer, Killed With Billiard Cue. BALTIMORE, January 22.?The dead body of Wiiliam H. Weber, a laborer em ployed in the city street cleaning depart ment. was found this morning in front of the saloon of Henry Smith. Smith and his brother, Augustus A. Smith, were arrested on suspicion, and at a later hour the latter confessed to the police that he had killed Weber. He said that he and Weber were ! playing pool, when the latter became angry and drew a knile on him. He struck Wel>er with a cue over the head, killing him. With tl.e assistance of his brother he removed the body of Weber to the sidewalk, where it was subsequently found. HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER KILLED. Miss Sarah Schaefer Assautled and Robbed at Bedford, Ind. BEDFORD, Ind., January 22.?The body of Miss Sarah Schaefer, teacher of Latin in the Bedford High School, was found in a carriage house today. She had been assault ed and robbed and the body badly mutilat ed. The appearance of the shed indicated a terrific struggle. Miss Schaefer came here from Elkhart. Ind., a year ago, and was much admired. There is much excitement over the murder, and bloodhounds will be given the scent. VALUABLE SCIENTIFIC FIND. Almost Perfect Remains of Ichthyo saurus Found ih Chile. UNIVERSITY OP CALIFORNIA, Cal.. January 22.?News of one of the most Im portant geological discoveries ever made in South America has Just been received at the University of California from Astrono mer W. H. Wright, head of the observatory expedition now in Chile. The find is a re markably perfect specimen of the Ichthyo saurus, and the significance of the discov ery lies in.the fact that South America has never been known .previously to furnish any specimens of these prehistoric silurians so valuable to science. This interesting fossil was discovered near Coquimbo. Chile, and the specimen has been unearthed in almost perfect condition. Other valuable specimens have been found in the same place. Prof. Merriam, occupy , SLUSHY WASHINGTON. RPU D?M CLOUDS Amy" THOSE DEAR ANGELS. lng the chair of paleontology and historical geology at the university, says that so far as he is aware no speeln^n has been dis covered which rivals this one in complete ness or scientific, value. CLAIMS WASHINGTON" AS HOME. Negro Arrested at Bordentown, N. J., Suspected of Assault. Speol.-.l Dispatch to Tho Evening Star. BORDENTOWN, N. J.. January 22.?A negro giving the name of William Hayes and claiming Washington, D. C., as his home, who was arrested here yesterday on suspicion of being the man who assaulted and robbed Mrs. Stella Applegate near Princeton a few days. ago. was committtd to the Burlington county jail today for ten days as a disorderly person, by Justice Tan tum, in order to give time for establishing identification. Thus far no one from Prince ton has put in an appearance to identify the negro. COUNTERFEITING CHARGED. Three Men Arrested in Chicago by Deputy Marshals. CHICAGO, January 22.?A raid made by deputy United States marshals on a flat in Morgan street has resulted in the arrest of three men charged with counterfeiting. John O'Shea, it is asserted, was caught in the act of making bogus half dollars. Henry Cotter was captured with him, and Fred Sullivan, a saloon keeper, was locked up on a charge of aiding in the distribution of the counterfeits. The three men were held in $1,000 bonds each. Molds, dies and partly completed coins were seized. CHICAGO DAIRY COMPANY. Organized Under Maine Laws With Capital of $4,000,000. CHICAGO, January 22.?Under the name of the Chicago Dairy Company, Chicago capitalists are forming a corporation de- ' signed to control the milk supply of Chi cago. Organized under the laws of the state of Maine, the company has an au thorized capital of $4,000,000. The principal purpose of the company, It is stated, is not to advance prices, but to raise the standard of milk in Chicago. All sold by the company through its distrib uters will be certified free from bacteria and all deleterious substances. For such milk a flat rate of 7 cents a quart will be made. TO BE TAKEN TO INSTITUTION. Smithson's Remains Not to Be Carried to Oak Hill. Arrangements for the reception of the body of James Smithson, the founder of the Institution which bears his name, have been changed. The plans at present are to have the body conveyed from the Washing ton navy yard directly to the Smithsonian Institution, where it will be kept until the board of regents of the institution has de cided where it is to be permanently in terred. It will not be taken to Oak Hill cemetery, as was first announced, but will be kept in one of the rooms at the building, j A troop of the 15th Cavalry from Fort Myer will proceed to the navy yard Monday ' morning at 10 o'clock to form the military escort for the remains. Secretary Langley of the institution will represent the regents, and the body will be taken from the Dolphin and placed on a caisson, draped with the national flag and' escorted to its resting place. There will be other ceremonies at this time. Dr. Bell, who went to Italy for the body, says that when it was exhumed the cas ket fell to pieces, and that he was obliged, by the laws of the country, to inclose it in a metallic casket. This was placed within one of oak and the seal of the United States consul at Naples placed on it. The American flag was draped about this, and it w.is put aboard the Prinzess Irene and started for New York, Dr. Bell accom panying it as the official escort represent ing the Smithsonian Institution. The Navy Department has been informed of the departure from New York of the Dolphin, with the body aboard, bound for Washington. It will probably reach the navy yard here tomorrow morning, but the body v "1 not be taken to the institution until Monday morning at 10 o'clock. Senator Bacon's Severe Cold. Senator Bacon of Georgia is confined to his home in this city by a very severe and obstinate cold. It was feared that at one time pneumonia might develop, and he is receiving the most careful attention. Senator Hanna's Credentials. Senator Foraker today presented the cre dentials of Senator Hanna for the term of six years, beginning March 4, 1905. Charles Bondier Sentenced to Death. BUFFALO, N. Y., January 22.?Charles Bondier, the seventy-flve-year-old murderer of Fran* and Johanna Frehr, was sentenced to the electric chair today. The execution will take place in the week beginning Feb ruary 2i>. FACTIONS SQUABBLE The Only Menace to Roose velt's Nomination. WHAT LEADERS MAY DO CONSIDER PARTY SUPERIOR TO ANY CANDIDATE And Take a Man Upon WbomJU'll Will Unite?Foraker and the Situa tion in Ohio. \ The contingency which la the o?* meii ace to Mr. Roosevelt's nomination, in the opinion of many politicians at the Capitol, is this: That if the squabbling continues between the Roosevelt and anti-Roosevelt factions the great leaders of the republican party in the pivotal states may get to gether and say: "The peace and welfare of the republi can party are superior to the claims of any candidate. Out with Hanna and Roosevelt both, and let's nominate a man upon whom all can unite." Which wouldn't hurt Senator Hanna's feelings at all. In fact, it is said; he would rejoice as did Brer Rabbit when Brer Fox threw him in the briar patch. In that event. It Is said, that leaders would look for a man who could not be charged with affiliation with Wall street, thus eliminat ing the objections of one faction of repub licans, and who would satisfy the demands of another faction for an uUra-conversative candidate. With some republicans it is "anything to prevent Roosevelt's nomination." By some other republicans the proviso is added, "All right, just so we don't disrupt the repub lican party." Working for Instructed Delegates. In the meantime the President's friends who believe that the mass of the repub licans desire his renomination will bestir themselves to secure instructed delegations, so that when the convention rpeeta they can point to a solid phalanx of pledged dele gates as proof of their assertion that the people want Roosevelt if some of the poli ticians do not. Politicians at the Capitol today were In terested in the gossip concerning the Ohio situation, which is attracting renewed at tention since the return of Senator Foraker. Considerable curiosity was evinced to know Senator Foraker's future course. The sen ator called at the White House this morn ing, and after he came back to the Capitol a number of his friends talked with him. In Ohio circles it is said that Senator For aker still holds the view that the Ohio delegation to the convention should be in structed for the President if it ia desired to secure beyond question the support of Ohio's vote for Mr. Roosevelt's renomina tion. Some of Senator Foraker's friends think that while the present contest in Ohio os tensibly centers upon the proposition in volving Senator Foraker's personal prestige at the same time lie is making the issue upon a question in which the President's welfare is involved. Advice From Friends. Some of Senator Foraker's friends ad vised him today not to take an active hand in renewed hostilities in the Ohio situation unless the President gives him some deilnte assurance of administration support or at least administration approval. The sena tor's friends were averse to his going ahead and opening up a bitter factional fight in Ohio politics on his own responsibility, ex posing himself to the scars of fcatiie with out prospect of joining in the reward of possible victory. % It is known that some of President Roose velt's Ohio advisors have urged the Presi dent to keep hands off of the Ohio situa tion. These gentlemen have taken the ground that it will be better to let the .dipjegation go to Chicago uninstructed than ,fer .the President to give the appearance of joining issue with Senator Hanna. TO RETURN SOON. Minister Buchanan Expected Back From Panama Before Long. Confirmation is had at the State Depart ment of the report that Mr. Buchanan, American minister to Panama, Is ahwit to return to the United States, starting*in a few days from Colon. Important private business, for Mr. Buchanan is developing extensive connections in a commercial way, is assigned as a reason for the minister's return. The department is not informed that this visit is anything more than a mere leave of absence, but it ia known that Mr. Buchanan consented to assuipe the Panama mission only upon an understanding that his appointment must be temporary, and as affairs on the isthmus are regarded as being in excellent shape from an ad ministrative point of view, it is possible that Mr. Buchanan will consider that he has carrie9 out his full undertaking when he returns to Washington. THEIR WORK COMMENDED. Army Officers Translated Foreign Articles on Military Subjects. In view of services rendered the mili tary Information division of the general staff in the translation of various articles pertaining to military affairs, the chief of staff has written a letter to each of the following named officers, complimenting them upon the excellent manner in which each hus made the translation from the original to the English language: Major Frederick Marsh, Artillery Corps; Major James Rockwell, jr., ordnance department; Captain W. E. Cralghill, Corps of Engi neers; Captain Henry D. Styer, 13th In fantry; Captain E. A. Sirmyer. 8th Cav alry; Captain James A. Shipton, Artillery Charles f?. S#ve?fe. com missary; Captain F. E. Harris, Artillery Corps; Captain Graham D. Fitch, Corps of Engineers; Captain F. I*. Palmer, 9th Infantry; Captain M. L. Hersey, 9th In fantry; Captain William Lasslter, Artillery Corps; Lieutenant G. A. Wieser, 15th ln lanlry; Lieutenant J. R. Slattery, Corps of Engineers; Lieutenant C. N. Barney, as sistant surgeon; Lieutenant F. P. Lahm, ?th Cavalry; Lieutenant Fred H. Gallup, Artillery Corps; Lieutenant R. E. Wood, I!d Cavalry; Lieutenant E. M. Norton, 8th Infantry; Lieutenant C. O. Sherrill, Coi,is of Engineers. ENTERED UPON HIS DUTIES. Brig. Gen. Dodge Becomes Paymastv General of the Army. Maj Gens. Joseph P. Sanger and Alfred E. Bates, and Brig. Gens. Harry L. Has kel, Forrest H. Hathaway and Frank M. Coxe, have been placed upon the retired list by the President, and Brig. Gen. Fran cis S. Dodge has assumed the duties of paymaster general of the army, vice Bates, retired. These retirements and promotions are in line with the plan of promotions and retirements laid out by the Secretary of War upon the retirement from active serv ice of Lieut. Gen. Young. SENATOR HANNA BETTER. His Family Expect Him to Be Out in a Day or Two. Inquiry at the Arlington Hotel tills after noon elicited the statement that Senator Hnnna, who is suffering from an attack of grip, is very much better today. There are no alarming symptoms, and his family ex pect him to be out In a day or two. TO REGULATE ELECTRIC WIRING. Hearing Given Bill by Senate District Committee. A hearing was held in the Senate commit tee on the District of Columbia today on Senate bill No. 3, to regulate electric wiring in the District. General G. H. Harries ap peared, favoring an amendment to the bill, and W. C. Allen, electrical engineer of the District, was also present. General Harries asked that an amendment be placed in the bill exempting from its operations power plants of incorporated companies in the Dis trict engaged in the production of electric current. He did not wish the electrical board of the District to have authority to dictate changes to be made in the plant of the electric light company here, as the latter's own board of engineers would be fully capable of attending to such matters. Mr. Allen remarked that the object of the bill was not to apply to plants of that kind, but wus especially to give authority in su pervising conditions in small plants and in matters of wiring. The bill also excepts from the control of the electrical board buildings owned by the District. Senator Gallinger expressed the opinion that that provision should go out of the bill, as the District should be willing to have its own buildings regulated by the law applied to private concerns in the District. The bill then went over until the next meeting. Confident of Morales' Speedy Triumph. Acting Secretary Loomls today had a call from Emillo C. Joubert, formerly Do minican consul general at New York, who expects to represent the Morales govern ment in the same position as soon as the necessary credentials reach Washington. Mr. Joubert was confident of a speedy termination of the present disturbed condi tions in San Domingo, to the complete triumph of Gen. Morales over the Jiminez party. The Stein at Charleston, S. C. The commandant of the naval station, Charleston, 8. C., reports to the Navy De partment that the German training ship Stein arrived at that port yesterday. AT THE WHITE HOUSE InstructedDelegatesDemand ed by President's Friends. ALL EIGHT SO FAR OTHER SOUTHERN STATES EX PECTED TO FOLLOW FLORIDA. Senator Foraker, Back From Ohio, Talks With the President on the Situation in That State. The campaign of the Roosevelt forces for Iron-clad Instructions for their candidate has so far resulted In the complete success of the plans of the managers. The Presi dent's friends In Washington are especially gratified that the first two conventions that have met in the country have declared for him and Instructed their delegates un equivocally for him. The first convention to do this was that of the territory of Alaska, held at Juneau In November last. The six delegates from there are tied hard and fast to the President. The action of the Florida convention a few days ago was pleasing in view of the widespread impres sion that Senator Hanna or some other can didate could have the delegates from the southern states almost without struggle, if desired. The Florida delegation Is so soundly pledged to the President and In structed for him that there is at last an awakening to the fact that some mistake must have been made as to the attitude of southern republicans. Instructions from southern republican conventions have been rare In the past, as the leaders have never desired to be pinned to any particular can didate. The opportunity for trading has always been too great and frequently too profitable, and when possible instructions have been avoided. In the Florida convention there was not the least opposition or indication of opposition, and the placing of these votes in the Roosevelt column was accomplished in a manner to lead to the conclusion that not a single southern state will cast a vote in opposition to the President, or that there will even be a serious fight In any convention over instructions for him, unless it is in Alabama, where trouble between the "black and tans" and "lily whites" has ar rayed the latter faction against the Presi dent. The campaign for instructions will be pushed right along, with the result that many conventions, state and district, that have never before Instructed their dele gates will do so in the future, that no opening may be left for any kind of a fight in the convention. "Nomination by accla mation" is now the slogan of the Roose velt forces, and the belief increases that this will be the outcome of the convention. Ex-Gov. Merriam's Views. Not only are the Roosevelt managers de termined that the nomination shall be by acclamation, hut the view of prominent re publican politicians is turning that way. One of the President's callers today was ex-Governor Merriam of Minnesota, former director of the census, and now holding an Important position in a. big business con cern in New York. Mr. Merriam has talked with many people in New York and Wash ington, and his opinion is: "President Roosevelt will be nominated by acclama tion, and he will be elected by a large majority. I hear much talk about opposi tion to him, but I think a great deal of this is being created by democratic newspapers. In my opinion Bryanism will permeate the next democratic convention, and that party will be so hopelessly divided that it will not be able to elect any one. If Bryan is turned down in the convention he will probably bolt the ticket, and that will do serious injury to the prospects of the party; in fact, will defeat it. Even if Bryan swal lows the ticket, or if he controls the con vention and the so-called conservatives swallow their medicine, the ticket will have no chance of election." Senator Foraker a Visitor. Senator Foraker, who got back from Ohio yesterday, was the first visitor with the President this morning. Because of a com mittee meeting Senator Foraker did not get to talk long with the President about the situation in Ohio. That he talked on this subject and will again talk with the Presi dent along these lines are certain facts. There does not any longer seem to be an opinion that Senator Foraker will continue a fight for instructed delegates in Ohio. He will let the situation there drift, it Is said. His best friends in the state have written him that it will be unwise to attempt any fight for instructions, and as these friends know the condition of affairs and the feel ing. Senator Foraker will abide by their Judgment. It is believed that Senator Han na will not object to Senator Foraker being elected a deledate-at-large from the state to the convention, of course, provided that the fight against Senator Hanna is not continued by the Foraker people. If that fight is continued Senator Hanna's follow ers will. It Is said, prevent Senator Foraker going to the convention as a delegate-at large. This would be regarded as a serious blow to the political prospects of Senator Foraker in the state. Pilgrims' Society Banquet. The Pilgrims' Society of New York and London, with Lord Roberts as the head of the English society of that name, will give a dinner at Delmonlco's January 29, at which many distinguished people will be present. Bishop Potter will preside. The President had a visit from General Joseph Wheeler and George T. Wilson of New York, who want the President to attend. As he will be unable to do so they will arrange for some cabinet officer to repre sent the administration at the dinner. Senator Millard of Nebraska presented to the President H. G. Burt, former president of the Union Pacific railroad. Mr. Burt, accompanied by his wife, is on a tour around the world. The Time Ball Behind Time. Owing to some break In the wires the signal from the observatory has not reach ed the mechanism of the time ball on the east wing of the State, War and Navy De partment building for the past threa days, and though the ball has been raised and the expectation of the watchers have been excited, the ball, Instead of dropping at noon, has been lowered at 12:05 e&ch day. Personal Mention. Mr. Waldeijnar Van Cott of Salt Lake City, counsel for Senator Smoot, was ad mitted to the bar of the Court of Claims this morning upon motion of Mr. Frederick A. Fenning. Mr. Maurice 8. Levy of Dallas. Texas, is visiting his sister, Mrs. A. H. Shattuck, at the Ethelhurst. Mr. J. P. Cardln of Brooklyn is at the Raleigh Hotel. No Statehood This Session. At a meeting of the Senate committee on territories tcday Senator Patterson inquired if it was the intention of the committee to consider statehood bills at this session. "No," promptly responded Chairman Beveridge. Pittsburg Business Men Ex' pect High Water. RIVER IS RISING THERE GAINING AT THE BATE OF A FOOT AN HOUB. Little Damage at Cincinnati ? Seriou* Losses at Lorain and Other Ohio Points. PITTSBURG. Pa.. January 22.-Prepara tions to meet what may be the worst flood In the history of Pittsburg are about com plete. Early yesterday river men and busi ness men whose interests are along the river knew that the long-deferred January thaw was at hand, and for twenty-four hours all interests have been engaged in making precautions in time. Many of the residents along the river fronts and the in habitants of the lowlands have already de serted their houses, while the others have removed their household effects to the up per floors of their homes in anticipation of the flood. In the mills and factories in the threat ened district every precaution has been taken. While many of the plants will be compelled to shut down, it is not likely that any great property loss will result. The weather continues mild and rain is still falling, with the streams rising here and at all points between this city and the headwaters of the Allegheny and Monon gahela rivers. At Pittsburg the water i" rising nearly one foot an hour, and at tliis rate bv evening the danger line will be reached. From all parts of the Pittsburg district the message came this morning that the ice was moving, and at 11 o clock it was passing this city. So far no damage has been reported. Little Damage at Cincinnati. CINCINN>' l, January 22.?The break-up of the Ice gorges in the Ohio river at this point has been accomplished with compara tively small loss. So far a few barges have been crushed and a few others torn from their moorings. This escape from heavy damage is largely due to the fortunate breaking of the gorge below the citj tiist and to the checking of the ice abo\e the citv so that it did not really become en tirely free until late in the night. 1 he ice also is much broken up, and with the rap idly rising river is being carried down with out injury to craft. The river is now 23 7 feet. Worst Flood Ever Known at Lorain. LORAIN, Ohio, January 22.-The worst flood ever known in this section, caused by the heavy rains swelling the waters of Black river, has wrought great damage to shipping along the stream, resulting In the entire suspension of work at the American shiobuilding planfr tearing huge vessels from their moorings and carrying the lake and the washing away of the Nickel Plate railroad bridge The ice started to move early today, and the steamer E. M. Peck was the first to break from her moorings. She passed thiough the Erie avenue bridge and now lies in a big ice gorge at the mouth ot the harbor. The fine new steamer Hendrlck S Holder, broke from her fastenings a little later, and. together with a dredge and several scows and the fuelin* scow Agnes lies In the gorge at the harbor's mouth. The swift rush of waters has formed a new channel of the river and several scows belonging to 1 Gaynor Brothers, government contractors, have been swept to the lake. ! A number of fish tugs were badly broken up and the loss to the companies will be heavy. The Lorain Lumber Company Is i also a heavy loser, immense quantities of lumber being swept to the lake. As a re l suit of the washing away of the Nickel Plate bridge traffic on that road is badly crippled. The Baltimore and Ohio tracks are partially under water and much dam age has been caused to that road. Vessels Damaged at Cleveland. CLEVELAND, January 22.?A gorge I broke above the city today and a flood of water swept down the Cuyahoga river, tearing away three big steamers from their moorings. The vessels crashed Into the drawbridge of the Superior street viaduct, j The boats were all badly damaged by the collision and it is believed the foundation I of the big bridge has been seriously dam ' a*The river is completely blocked by the vessels jammed about the piers of the via duct The fireboat Clevelander was run 1 ashore to avoid collision with the steamers. The vessels carried down stream are the John W. Moore, the Wm. E. Reis and the James Eads. all large craft owned by the | United States Steel Corporation. Train Schedules Annulled. AKRON, Ohio, January 22.?All train schedules on the Cleveland branch of the Baltimore and Ohio railway have been an nulled because of the flood which is raging '"netween''here and Cleveland the tracks of this road are a foot under water. The Little and Big Cuyahoga rivers are away out of their banks. The surrounding coun try is under water to a depth of several feet In this city cellars are flooded. Many factories have been closed on account of water in the boiler rooms. The flood at this hour shows no signs of subsiding. Ice Gorge Above Zanesville. ZANESVILLE. Ohio, January 22.?The ice has gone out of the Licking and Muskin gum rivers below the city, but in the Mus kingum above the dam the ice is gorging. Both rivers are rising rapidly and the Lick injr is close to the overflowing point. All trains on the Baltimore and Ohio and Z-nesville and Western are late owing to washouts. The Baltimore and Ohio Chicago train due here last night at i> o clock, ar rived at 8:3(1 o'clock this morning. Rosevilie and Crooksv: lie, towns in the southern part of the county, are partU-llV submerged from the overflow of Jonathan creek. The Ice gorge in the Lick ng. three miles above the city, was dynamited by Baltimore and Ohio employes during the 1,ght' nfinmi Valley Inundated. DAYTON, Ohio, January 22.?Wide sec tlors of the Miami valley south of Dayton are inundated. Traction traffic between Dayton and Cincinnati has been su i>ended, owing to damage to trestle work south ol Franklin. The immense ice gorge north^ Dayton broke away In time to pivv.nt th? flooding of the city. Tra'ns south of ber? are all delayed because of damaged road beds. PIQUA. Ohio, January 22.?The Miami river rose three and a half feet during the night and early today, and that section of the city known as Rossvllle is completely inundated. Hundreds of families have been driven from their homes, and others have taken up their abode In the second stories. The indications are that the eastern portion of the city will also be flooded before night unless the water recedes In the next few hcurs. Levees Still Hold at Columbus. COLUMBUS. Ohio, January 22.?Th? Scioto river has passed the danger point and now stands U seventeen and a hal!