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- FIERCE STORM BAD
Beginning Yesterday of Real Winter in Washington. WIRES BROKEN DOWN FIRE AT.ARM SERVICE CRIPPLED AND STREET CARS DELAYED. "Weather Bureau's Communication With Outside World Cut Off-Incidents of the Visitation. November 13 will prove a memorabe day as the beginning of reial winter for Wash .itigton and many other points in this im . mediate section. With a drizzling rain. which began in the early morning hours, Inow by 11 o'clock nitl a high wind all day and all last night, the storm succeeded in ,dloing more damage utiring its comparative ly brief career than is ordinarily accom plished in a season. Telegraph and tele phone wires are down all over the city. and 'in the country railroads are badly embar rassed and the service of both the electric and steam lines crippled. For many hours the capital city was entirely cut off from all communicati'n with the outside world. the best that the .\sso-iat il Press could do being to get its tntosag-s as far as Haiti inore and send them to WVashington by mes senger on trains. The weathv'r bureau, for the first time in many Y ears, was lut off and re-eived no repo Irt s of otitsido conditiotns until ea rly this numrning. It was is t-'clock lwfore com tunie -ition was est;ablished between the ureau and the north. tit which hour the re ports were to the effect that the storm was then off the coast of New England and was raging at sea. after ha ing done great dam age all aiong its pathi. The iarometer this anorning was very low In New England. but the storm was rapidly passing to sea and the hand damage was lit an end. The wind In that section was from the north-north West and was blowing a gale, snow falling with it. Reports from the west say that there was no storm out in that section and those from the south that the anger of the elern-nts has sibsid.d. I 'red ic t sins are tihat the weather from n. w on, at least fort a day or two, will continlue' to clear. It will hrobably be cold etn.ugh fit'r i-- tonight and fomorrow. antil following this another storm nay boe expected at anyt tine. although not one of the severity -f the first one of the seasona. Damage to Wire Service. Great damage has-hein done to the wire Serv ice in the city outside of the property of the telegraph and Itephone companies. *The tire alarm servie has beein seriously handicapped. wires heing down all over the northwest section of the city and poles blocking car traffic in many places. The storm originated in Cuba and gathered force and chilliness as it advanced toward the north. It was known as long ago as Friday that it was coming this way, but its extreme severity was not looked for, es pecially the degree of frost that came with it. It swept over the coast along the south ern states and hit Washington with a slap that made the inhabitants dream of the great blizzard. In fact, not since that memorable storm has there been such a large amount of damage done to the wire service of the city. The precipitation of moisture during the course of the storm in Washington was 1.45 i..ches, an unusually heavy fall. All the damage may be directly attrlb uted to the fact that the snow which fell in immense fiaki&.was very damp and tena ciously clung to everything it touched. In a short time after the rain had changed to snow'the wires looked like immense sugar coated ropes and swayed in the tempest, with prophetic significance. Becoming la den beyond their endurance they snapped off short at the ground and dragged others to the same fate. In a short time after the fall of the first pole the streets were strewn with them and wires were every where dangling menacingly in the paths of those who were so unfortunate as to be out in the tempest. Danger lurked everywhere, for many of t he wires were heavily charged with elec tricity and in the height of the storm it was impossible to get them out of the way. Poles went down on Whitney ave Aue, crippling the telephone and fire serv Ace and cutLng comminication with the police stations as well. Tenleytown, Brightwood and Takoma were for a time completely shut off from the rest of the city, and it Nill be some tme before the conditions prior to the storm can be ob tained. Southeast Washington and Ana costia were also cut off and Chief Belt or dered double watches at all fire stations. Men scanned the sky for signs of fires and the olden days before the institution of electricity as a fire alarm seemed to have returned. Night of Anxiety. During the night the firemen patrolled the streets ever on the lookout for fires, and when the one at the Washington ar .enal was discovered it was learned for the first Ume that the service with that point had b'eyn broken. The alarm came to En gine Company No. 4 by telephone, but the nearest alarm box to the barracks was some distance away. This, it was thought. suid be the case in many instances, and thur, fire watch was therefore early estab linaned by Chief Belt. In the miiist of the driving storm yester day afternoon telephonic communication failed when needed to transmit a call for an alarm of fire to the Anacostla fire de le'tment, but fortunately citizens had the blaze untder control practically from the start. Shortly after 2 o'clock the flames were seen issuing from the upper story of the frame residence occupied by Mrs. A tnanda Selby, a grocery otore keeper, at 343 Monroe street. Anacostia. Officer Wil 11am EZ. Stewart conveyed word of the fire to the police station in Anacostia and dl AN OBJECT LESSON IN A h 1tET t'RANT. A lihysician puts the 'luery': Have you never hietlired in any large reistaurant at lunch or dinner , time the large number of hearty. cigorous old men at the tables: mnic whoa.' ages run from alaty to *'ightty yera many of themn bald and all perhape gray, but nione of then. feebli ir senile? l'erhape, the spect'ae is sio commcon as to have esaped your observatin or (emmnent, but nevear ti s-lesa ft is an otbjct ice..n which means some tLang. It via u i wioll'otic hat thene hearty oldl fellow. arie catting, yu wilt iobservec that they are not muathing bran ernekers no'r gingerly pieking their way thriough 'i meui c'ardt of new-tangled health f. in the entraery. they seema to prefer a Juiey Toast of bcer, a properly turned loin of mutton, aiii even the deadly briled lobster is not alto gether ignored. The. psout of all ilei is that a tigorous oldi age et. pc-nis uapon good digestioni and plenty of whole some. fooid snd not upo~n dieting and an endeavor t.i lie upon bran crackers. There is s certain elass of foodc eranks who seem t'i believe that meat. icoff,'e and miany oether' good thigs are rank ol'on, tcat these cadaverous, alekly lioking Jndivjiua5 a:e a walking condemna t'Mn of their own theoriles. The matter in a nutshell is that if the stomach is'.retei the natural digestive Lulces in sutceint luntity, any wholesome food will be promptly .llgeisted; If the stomach does not do so. and certaa fi uls cause distres. one or two of Stuart's Dys P*tlai Tablets after each meal will remov, all .atileulty, because they supply just what every e oak stomach lacks, pepjein, hydro-chlorie seid, drtastase and- max. Stuart'. Dyspevesa Tablets do not act apes the b,.wels and. in fact. are not strictly a medicine, as they set almost entirely spon the feed stes, d!gesting it thoroughly and thus giving the stom ach a much-needed rest and an appetite flor the neat meal. Of people who travel, sine out et tee us Sttuat's Dyspepeia Tablets, knowing them te be perfectly safe to use at an~y time end ala. having flega out by ezperienee that they ares afse agaist indigeoe ia ay fase. end entM os they have te, at all beers and all bimas et fged, the tseling geblie se yeas bave simmet thei bie to linar.' Tabete, .All naggist s e thema at 60 east sr fan-sises peh-s and say eressis Nos a eoc. huums. If W gie s 1mrs es l uisB ay that eaue assse tai to tae s-mt sesa Exceptio In Women' Model Suit B watch the for opportui of the sort take advan stance that might ci them. We closed o1 ed Model Street anc Walking Suits last w4 who was closing up his son, preparatory to vis new ideas for the next Goods of exceptional kind sort of garmeni them here for less ti have yet been offered PARKER, BR HEAD-TO-FOOl 9th and rected that the Anacostia engine company be sent to the scene. It happened, how ever, that the storm had disarrangedthe telephone system of the station, and be fore communication was possible with the engine company Sergeant Anderson was forced to drive in the patrol wagon to the company's quarters, at Washington and Pierce streets, a distance of half a dozen blocks, and deliver the message. When the company arrived citizens had extinguished the fire under the guidance of Officers King and Stewart. The fire was caused by an explosion of a coal oil stove. Mrs. Selby's furniture was damaged to the extent of 5200, stated to have been covered by in surance. Kany Wires Down. The police report this morning from the Anacostia district shows that scores of wires were blown down by the storm, that the telephone system of the station was thrown out of operation, but that there was no serious damage -done. The Ana costia street cars were forced to drop their trailers, and it was necessary to send out the great sweeper over the tracks. From Boyd's reports are that there are ten inches of snow on the ground, and there was no communication between there and Baltimore. Wires of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad are down at many points and the system Is badly crippled. The Western Union wires are also down, and it will be some time before the danmage can be com pletely repaired. The division superintendent of the B. & 0., Mr. C. W. Galloway. with Train Master 0. H. Hobbs,- opened a dispatcher's office at Gaithersburg, east of Boyds, where men were sent to facilitate the movements of trains. They were able to patch up temporary wires and handle their trains over single tracks to Washington Junction. At 10 o'clock this morning linemen were at Bodys repairing many of the broken wires for the Western Union that suffered in the storm, and from Washington Junc tion down the main line to Relay. All the wires are down. Many of the poles are reported down. Poles falling in some parts of the city were the cause of some fright, although no particular damage was done to property, save that caused the owners of the poles and wires. One pole fell against the vesti bule of a residence on- 13th street near Whitney avenue, imprisoning the inmates, but injuring no one. About 3:45 o'clock yesterday afternoon part of the ohimney of house 717 9th street fell, causing more. excitement than dam age. Some of the bricks fell on the ad joining house, and from thefe to the porch. Nobody was hurt. Such instances were not uncommon, but the city was fortunate that, considering the unusual violence of the storm, there were no casualties to mark its violent course. Damage Done In Oity. It was stated at the District building to day that it will take a week to place all the District's wires in prover condition. Electrical Engineer Allen reported to Com missioner Macfarland this morning that eleven fire alarm circuits, connected with 175 alarm boxes were out of service, as the result of the storm. This constitutes about 50 per cent of the fire alarm boxes. The alarms were out of service at Nos. 3 and 10 engine company stations, the chemi cal engine company at Tenleytown, the chemical engine station at Brightwood, truck G station in the southeast and the police substations in Anacostia and Ten leytown. A large number of the police pa trol circuits were out of order and the tele phones In thirteen school buildings were out of service. The District telephones at the following places were also out of service: Reno reservoir, Anacostia and sewer de partment pumping stations, Anacostia bridge, Washington Asylum, quarantine sta tion, parking commission offices, the prop erty yard and other offices of the District. Connections were made between fire alarm headquarters and No. 10 police station by 9 o'clock, and an hour or so later the fifth precinct police station was connected, Worked All Night. The force of the electrical engineer's de partment was at work all night making re pairs, and as many extra men were put on as could be secured, the telegraph and tele phone companies needing them also. The energies of the department are being de voted to connecting up the police stations and the fire houses. After those are at tended to, the condition of the fire alarm boxes will be remedied as fast as possible. After those the patrol boxes will be con nected and the schools. Then the miscel laneous telephone connections will be made good. Commissioner Macfarland highly com mended the work of Chief Engineer Belt of the fire department and Electrical Engineer Allen, the former for his watchfulness for fire. during the night and the latter for his prompt efforts to repair the damage done to the District wires. Out at LaureL. SpecIal Cospondence of The Evesing Star. LAUREL, Md., November 14, 1904. Electric wires are dangling from a large number of the poles throughout this town as the result of the heavy rain and snow storm which visited this section yesterday. During the early hours of the morning the rain set In and shortly before noon the heavy snowfall began. Begore night wires were down, in different sections of, the town, while a number of poles were leaning under the heavy weight of wet snow. The town authorities deemed it best that no attempt be made to have the lights turned on, and it is probable It will take several days to repair the danmage done, to The local electri, wireplsadte graph poles along the and Ohio railread twere. blowndo . The local trains were stopped at nearly ev lock in order to avoid accident, mak ing tain ue to sat Laurel ageb. later than they were ahlld Eighty-three peats et aM sees and seses haye been tied in Russa fer be to themptaitset benamaie iSos. The desult at the .siW~i w beeed er of M-easmet 0_ al Values s Imported s & Wraps. market very closely mitles to pick up goods we handle In order to tage of any circum op up to underprice at a line of Import I Evening Coats and :ek from an Importer i business for the sea iting France for more .output of garments. merit-the one-of-a s-and you can buy an goods of the class IDGET & CO., 'OUTFITTERS, Pa. Ave. GUNS FOR THE NAVY Report of the Chief of the Bu reau of Ordnance. WORK AT NAVY YARD APPEOPRIATIONS DEEMED NECES BAY FOR NEXT YEAR'S WORK. Operations at the Indian Head Proving Grounds--Compensation for In juries to Employes. Rear Admiral Mason, chief of the naval bureau of ordinance, says in his annual report that the work of the bureau during the past fiscal year embraced the prepara tion of the ordnance and armament equip ments of vessels nearing completion, re pairing or modifying ordnance outfits of vessels In service and in making authorized improvements at navy yards and stations. Lack of officers for ordnance duty and the overtaxing of the naval gun factory at Washington continue to be the two most. serious problems facing the bureau. Smoke less powder has received donsiderable at tention by the bureau in the last year. The report says the normal output of private powder factories and of the government factories at Indian Head and Newport is not greater than is required to meet the demands of service target practice and to fill the outfits of the newly commissioned ships. The chief of the bureau says that the naval gun factory has been running night and day at full capacity, and, although good progress has been made, the con gested condition of all work there, he says, gives assurance that its capacity is being overtaxed and must, unless this capacity is materially Increased, eventually result in failure to supply the ordnance outfits of ships in time to meet the demands of the contractors. Work of the Bureau Hampered. Rear Admiral Mason calls attention to the overcrowding of the rooms occupied by the bureau and to the poor accommoda tions it has for the transaction of business. As a result of this overcrowding,,he says, the efficiency of the work is affected and health of the occupants menaced. There are at present allowed to the* bureau seven office rooms, which are occu pied by thirty-three persons. At least five additional rooms are considered necessary to relieve the congestion and to allow the work of the bureau to be properly and efficiently carried on. The chief says that the work of the bureau has suffered greatly from the con stant changes in its force of clerks by transfers to other departments and by resignations. The bureau is strongly of the opinion that some inducement should be given capable clerks to remain in its service and learn the business, as those who have no experience can not be trusted independently with the important technical subjects constantly before it. Three ad ditional clerks are asked for in order to put the bureau on a better footing. Output of Naval Gun Factory. Captain Pendleton, superintendent of the naval gun factory at the Washington navy yard, reports fully regarding the impor tant work accomplished at the factory dur ing the past year, including the assembling of 218 guns for the navy, of which number eleven were 12-inch, nineteen 8-inch and fifty-three 6-inch. Statistics are given to show that there is an increase in the prod uct over the amount expended for labor and material amounting to $981,985.61. .Inmprovements Urged, The following improvements are recom mended to be made in the plant of the na val gun factory, enumerated in the order of their importance: For the purchase and erection of new and improved machinery for existing shops, $150,000; building for new sighting shop, 887,000; machinery for this shop and installation of same, $150, 000; new brass, iron and steel foundry and foundry yard building, 8300,170; machinery, cupolas, furnaces, etc. for new brass, iron and steel foundry, $121,015; building for gun shop for medium and small caliber guns, $190,800; machinery, 1868,MO; .new lo comotive, 88,000; third fourth of boilers and installation of the same, vis., five SW. horsepower, similar to those now belainn stalled, $50,000; new locomotive house, 6, 747; machInery for same, $12,000; new frge shop, $184,967; forge., hammers, furnaces and machinery for new forge .shop, $148, 000; extension of building for east and west gun-carriage and erecting shops, 3834,448; machinery for proposed gun-carriage and erecting shop extensions, 1660,232. Other U~ia tss, Other estimate. are made as follows: Pat tern shop, 388080; fireproof pattern store house, $150,000; muster house ated closets, Capt. Pendleton say. that tIse clerisal force under the efficent directio, of the chief clerk has kept tap the veacn ume of work in the e~ee to his re sais. faction, He reommans a ., 4teresase ot salaries. He renews aereg - dation- that a separate wah b made to pay for- leaves c b.*, tional Guard duty, ete. and Cai Cloth PC There rgL that you You'll see and Indivi like finisli exclusivem tailor can The man who thinks that his sole object lies In g4 wrong way about practicing economy. The best clo1 worthy of you. The acknowledged best clothing on ti .Clothig. It's not the "acheapest" clothings but Is by. lor It returns, more- service, more satisfaction, more ai 00y iyother clothing that's offered. 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