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- r ? _ ** THE EVENING STAR ' * ' ~ ' IITII PUFTAY MORNING EDITION. ^ lulnessOAce. 11th Street anu PetuuylY&nia Avenue. W ^ L / _ T T"9 T'JXO JOBS W. KMr* / 11 jl 1^ fY I Weather. cbicToI"' ^kS^'b!^'B^di^. |/V/ L/%/ J. l>vA ^aZT^ vLv/Ll/ Fair, colder toniqlit; toThe Frenlnc Star, with th^ Xnnd?T mnrrinif ^dl. I " | ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ / f f / ^ 2?Tb,^^ V X morrow fair. diimlav mnrnirs cHlltl^n at 4-4 cents per .uontb, * ^ Pv mail. po*tne#? prepaid: ? ? ' Da !lv. Sun?lNT Inrlwlpfi. on?? month, AO cent*, ___ _______ * tt,.^s!:rr,^.tr.<srntb-50 conu- No. i6,978. Washington, d. c., Wednesday, march 20, 1907-twenty pages. two cents. SuihUt Stur. oue year, $1.50. _ . , THAW CRAZY MS EXPERT UNO COURT CT(1PQ THC TRIM U I Ul U I ML I MI L Jerome Admits That the Defendant Was Not in a Condition of Responsibility. HEARING NOW ON LUNACY Defendant Will in All Probability Soon Be Sent to a Lunatic Asylum. DRAMATIC FINALE TO LONG CASI Dr. Allan McLane Hamilton Was th< Authority Upon Which the Court Tinollrr Paiicon*-orl f a Prnr * "*?"J ? VV ings to Show Lunacy. I )i>trict Attorney Jerome toda} made the move which has been : menace to the defense in the trial o 1 I -irr\ i\. I V?i\i wttirA *Vir? Vipnr. I i < 11 i ? i n . i iiu n v ? v i .'iuvv. inv iivui ing of his case was begun nine week' ago. by asking Justice Fitzgerald tc hear evidence as to the appointment of a commission in lunacy to determine the present state of the defendant's mind. The trial was immediately halted, the jury was excused until Friday morning and Jus tice ritzgerald adjourned court until tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, when he will receive affidavits from opposing counsel and determine whether or not a lunacy commission 1.111 1 1* snail i>e appomiea. justice ntzgerald called for every bit of available information, and went so far as to state that in the personnel of t-he proposed commission he did not wish to appoint any jjtie who had been consulted in the case by either side, lie therefore requested counsel to submit to him a list of all the alienists who have been in any way connected with the proceedings thu< far. Thaw, who had appeared pah and tired when today's session of hi: trial was begun, turned crimson during the exciting scenes which at tended the adjournment of court or Air T?Tiinn*'? motion for a 1imar\ commission. He bit his nails fidgeted al>out in his chair for a while, and finally assumed an attitude of despondency. Spwtal tn ThP Star. NKVV Yi)KK. M:irch 20.?The sensatior a'"d tt crisis in the tri U of Harry K. Thaw r .m> in a turn which may result ir the appointment of a commission in luna> > The dramatic moment came with Dr Allen Mi I.uiK' Hamilton on the st.ind. L>r Haml tnn was tin cxp'-rt who hail been sent to si. Thaw l y the lcott firm of iawj-ers which was < : gi'ially n ta.ned in Thaw's interest. The district attorney had objected to his testimony j:< 1 e- s the expert were allowed to t*-.. .ill h* knew. After an in< fP-ctua] f\n' r to )ia\> t . witness examined only or 8J- i!'<? |H?in*s. Mr. Del mas accepted Jer?HM s off* r. an*! it was i:i the presenting of his reason* to the court as to why -lit w ?:.! ?! I ?r liami'ton examined on all ht nil' w i . ihi i:Maria ik ut ? ;opin? i:i in uu r.ist- was ivveahd. F t tfirst tim?- in the of thi trial t arguments* \\? : n.ad?* in the ab iu-n? of 111 jury Aft*r the jury had beer w ithdrawn, Mr Jerome addressed the court ]|? U can in a ?iuiet. narrative form. telling or i '? it.;-' - ? ' 'i111" i ? i ? iui i i: v case Then i * win ! :: to declare that while som, men may i? medically insane they woult also know thi.t a criminal act of theirs wa wrong. Som* delusions, lie said, held hi Justification from tile law He wanted ti show tiiat I>r. Hamilton had been fully in form*d of the family history of Thaw a the time he was brought into the ease. Hi asked thiit all this be placed before lii court, so that he would not be bound b; any hypothetical question. The Striking Point. Then he reached the striking point of hi argument. His reason, he declared, was t< how the present condition of the man. A a matter of fact there was no more reasoi for having him on trial than it he were i child. "If the knowledge that 1 have could b< placed In legal form," declared the prose' cutor, his voice choking with emotion, "1 would so shock the court that the cas< would instantly be stopped. I have servec notice on this defendant and his counse that if I can show that they had certalr knowledge in their possession I would laj the matter before the appellat/ division o: the supreme rourt. I have not been abl< under the rules to show that this man was . Incapable of advising with his counsel, want the whole fa..ts to come out." Mr. Jerome said thai he would show through Dr. Hamilton that Thaw was < victim of a type or form of insanity known as paranoia. Here .Mr. Delmas wanted to know of the eourt if this was an application for a commission in lunacy, an'd to this Mr. Jerome I ... replied: "I ma!:e no formal application of any kind. It is the first time that I have been able to get before the court matters which . might call for the court's action. That * being so, five minutes' examination of Dr. Hamilton will show that the defendant as lie sits there in the chair is insane." Thaw Hucli Excited. T'n declaration of the attorney took the members of Thaw's legal staff full aback. Those sitting at the counsel table v/alked baek and forth between their chairs and where .\lr. Delmas was sitting inside the rail. During the early part of T'r. Jerome's f ftuun 111 i iui n v ?*j i ii.iiii u ouiur aiiu ?ij? peare<l Jo be busying himself with some papers. When, however, the district attorney got into the serious part of his address the f prisoner heg-an to look worried and talked excitedly witli Dan O'Reilly, who sat near him. His face was verv mile lna-:irri the close of Mr. Jerome's address. The district attorney sa'd lie would prepare an affidavit for presentation to the 'j court tomorrow embodjing all the facts in his possession that called for tlie consideration of the court. Justice Fitzgerald said % that he was bound to take into considera- | tion facts ;ls presented by tlie district at- | ur j ur v n ucc i 11i^iuorvHiwi ? cia CUUIIU by his -solemn oath of office. Mr. J< rome aske,l if in the preparation of liis affidavit the rights of Dr. Hamilton as a physician would be waived, and it was in reply to this that Mr. Pelmas made the only hard argument against his opponent. ' "The district attorney," said Mr. Delmas, "had declared in an emphatic way that the defendant is insane, and now he asks this ; defendant to waive some of his rights. If , he is insane he can waive no rights, and his counsel cannot waive them for him." Mr. Delmas insisted that it was strange that the first steps taken by Jlr. Jerome in mis uuecuoii were wiKen wiit'll in? aeiense hail put 011 the stand a witness who had seemed to enlighten the court more than any person as to the mental condition of the defendant. Opened With a Surprise. The Thaw trial opened today with 1 decided surprise. Attorney Delmas, for the defense, withdrew the offer of the letter which lie wanted to put in evidence yesterday afternoon, written by Harry Thaw to J. Denniston Lyon, a banker of Pittsburg. Following this. Mr. Delmas turned 10 the clerk and said: "Call Dr. Allan Mcl^ane Hamilton. ' Dr. Hamilton at once took the stand. He is the alienist who tas been under subpoena by both the defense a- I the prosecution at various stages of the trial. Dr. HamiljloA lias stated the belief that Thaw not ontv^ris insane when he shot and killed StanjJrd White, but has remained so. He I does not appear as .r.n employe of either I prosecution or the defense, he has ->ublicly declared, 1m.has held himself ready lo take the stand at any time and give impartially ' Hi" results of the examinations he made of ; the defendant shortly alter the tragedy. At , that time lie was engaged by the attorneys for Thaw, but when Judge Oleott left the - cas Dr. Hamilton also withdrew. Dr. Hamilton, after qualifying as an expel , under Sir. Delmas' questioning said 1 that, with other alienists, lie had seen Thaw I soon after his incarceration. Had a Medical Examination. "Was there any medical or physical ex1 amination at that time?" asked Mr. Delmas. "There was a medical examination as far as it went," replied Dr. Hamilton. "What was that examination?" Mr. Jerome at once objected. "Tbis is a reopening of the whole case," he argued. Dr. Hamilton's evidence has no place her*. It belongs in the chief and not in rebuttal. Dr. Hamilton has been here all the lime and could have been called at any time." "The district attorney," replied Mr. Del[ mas, "has on several occasions called your honor's attention to the fact that he is a ! quasi-judicial officer. He has no right to come in Here now and attempt to shut out the truth in" i "That is not so," broke in Mr. Jerome. I "If the objection is made on that ground I I will withdraw my objection. I am perfectly willing to reopen this whole case and let ' all the truth go in, provided the defense is willing to allow tile wnoie truln to come out ; on cross-examination. But if it is the purpose to bring out only part of the truth I shall certainly object." No Stipulations to Hake. "I have no stipulations to make with the distric t attorney," said Mr. Delmas. "Then it is you who do not want the truth to come out," said Mr. Jerome. ! Mr. Delmas went on to argue that the district attorney had himself subpoenaed l'r. Hamilton. "Certainly I did," said the district attorney. "I have subpoenaed Mrs. Thaw and a dozen more witnesses whom 1 have ] not called. 1 subpoenaed them that tlicy might be here if wanted, whether by myself or by the defense." J Mr. Delmas insisted that Mr. Jerome had ; 3 definitely promised to call Dr. Hamilton . and had failed to do so. t "He has not redeemed his promise to your honor," said Mr. Delmas, "when he e was invoking a rule from you by declaring I 1." --..iild />ull I 1p 11 umiltnn VV'n nrnnnon y to prove b/1* this impartial witness that when this alleged crime was committed tltis defendant was Insane and could not Know the nature or quality of his act or , that the act was wrong." Counsel in a Squabble. T~i?li*?oa t-.fi 11. Ill otti.ntinn i r\ f'nA fa .T* g Alii . i/CltUCM> VUHV.U aivvuvivu vu ?.? JT_ 1UUV that James Clinch Smith was allowed to testify as a matter of discretion after 8 the prosecution had closed its case in chief. District Attorney Jerome, replying to Mr. s Delmas, declared counsel had made many unjust and unfair insinuations against him. "Your honor knows," he said, "that when L>r. Hamilton made his examinations ' of "this defendant he was acting for the 1 defendant's counsel, and without an ex1 pressed waiver of privilege from the de , fendant 1 would be estopped from asking a single question. You will remember the privilege pleaded when Dr. Carlton FlKTt r took the stand, when Attorney Longfellow ? took the stand and when Mr. Hartridge ? was called upon for information. 1 Must Tell All. "I offered to waive all objection to Dr. r Hamilton testifying so long as he was i (.Continued,on Sixth i'age.) ~~ / a ? =========== AL CHAOS ]N ROUMANIA CONDITION TODAY EXCITES IjflLA 1 AL&Affl. VIENNA, March 2".?The Austrian minister of the interior. Prince Conrad Hohen lohe-9rhillingsfurst, has ordered a large increase in the number of gendarmes on the Roumanian frontier in order to prevent riotous Roumanion peasants from crossing and starting: disturbances In Austrian territory. The opinion is expressed at the foreign tliat ltTtlfUQ tho Rminianlon ovMr^m ment promptly suppresses the agrarian and revolutionary movement in Roumania it will pet beyond control. It is believed here that Russian agents are responsible for the recent anti-Jewish riots, their object being lo inflame the anti-Semites in the southern provinces of Russia. A dispatch from Itzkani, on the frontier, today says that 1,500 Jews?old men, women and children?who were expelled from Burduzheni, Roumania, after their houses had been plundered, are now camped near Itzkani in the open air. Tell in Command. BUCHAREST, Roumania, March 20.? Brig. Gen. Tell, commanding the 8th Division, at Botosalini, has been placed in command of the 4th Army Corps, whose headquarters are at Jassy, with full powers to suppress the agrarian revolt. Several regiments have been ordered to Jassy from uucnaresi, t'loesci and Tecuciu. Moldavia, to reinforce the troops under Gen. Tell's command. # Five Workmen Killed. BIRMINGHAM. Ala., March 20,-a telenhonp mosanco fmm "--1 * * i? ? ? n - - " ?> v ,.ii 11 j ^ i aitjs intiL ine lining of a furnace of the Woodward Iron Company at Woodward, which has been undergoing repairs, fell in today and hundreds of tons of brick and mortar burled a number of workmen. Five dead bodies have been taken from the debris. Dempsey Hayes, a white man, and four negroes are the known victims. Negro Bank President Shot. HATTIESBl'RG, Miss., March 20.-Ed ward Howell, one of the most influential negroes in southern Mississippi and president of the People's Bank, a negro Institution of this place, was shot in the back and killed while on his way home late last night. The shooting is a mystery. Howell stood well with the white people here. Famine Situation Serious. Special Cablegram to The Star. SHANGHAI, March 20.?Viceroy Tuan Fang regards the situation in the (amine district as extremely serious, not alone from the viewpoint of the people's distress, but from that of public order. He is convinced Vint o rr?>n Qrn 1 nnrlclnor will Ko IIKII ?? BVHV??I upiioiiiB n u? uc uuu V UlUaUlC unlo.es prompt relief Is provided. With this in view he has memorialized the throne, asking for a million taels ($750,0W) for the purchase of rice in Siam. Suffragettes Again Try. Special <'atilegram to The Star. LONDON, March 20.-A small body of woman suffragettes attempted to enter the precincts of the house of commons this afternoon. Their progress was barred by a large force of police, and when the u-nmr-n aVinwpri rpliipfflripp tn jfonurt tkrna were arrested. Gunboat Wasp Sailed. CAIRO, 111.. March 30.?'The United states gunboat Wasp, that lias been anchored In Cairo harbor for a week on a recruiting tour, and nas been visited by thousands of spectators, departed today on the return trip to the gulf. Ir L I*H L BEARS LOOK ALIKE TO HI J NO WITNESSES ON HAND BROWNSVILLE HEARING POST PONED UNTIL FBIDAY. aiinugiug iu uumm me xesuwuiiy u' Of0cers?Looking for Thomas Taylor. The Investigation of the Brownsville affray was halted today because of a lack of witnesses who have been subpoenaed by the Senate commitiee on military affairs and who have not yet shown up in this city. | I his condition resulted today In an adjournment by the committee until Friday morning at 11 o'clock. The committee is also interested In seeing that the 25tli and 20th Regiments do not sail for the Philippines until the testimony of officers and others of those regiments lias been taken by the committee. The courtmartial of Maj. Penrose at San Antonio, Texas, has gone along so slowly that officers attending that trial have been detained far | beyond the period it was expected would be required for the proceedings there. Consequently the Senate committee is unaijle to obtain the testimony it wants, and will have to await the termination of that trial. Will Hear Officers. Senator Foraker talked this afternoon with Secretary Taft over the telephone about delaying the 2Mh and Jtith Regiments unui uieir oincers can De examined. Secretary Taft very promptly said the 20th will not sail until June, and "hat the departure of the 2.1th will be delayed as long as necessary. If the delay should be so long as to make it necessary to substitute another regiment for the 25th that will be done. The Secretary proposes to see that the committee has no ground for complaint that it cannot secure witnesses. Testimony of the Experts. The Springfield armory experts who claim to have identified the rifles from which the bullets that were found at Brownsville on the morning of the 14th were fired will not be called before the committee for several days. Lieut. Hawkins and Mr. Spooner are both awaiting a hearing before the committee In order to uphold their report. But Senator Foraker prefers to close up lines of testimony he has been taking before hearing the experts who claim to have identified uie ouneis. Looking for Taylor. Thomas Taylor, one of the colored soldiers, who.=e rlHi- was identified by the experts as having been used In tlie shooting up of Brownsville, lias not yet been located, so that the effort to serve a subpoena upon him has so f.ir failed. But the committee expect.? to get in communication with Taylor within the next day or two. No agreement has been readied as to the time of the prospective visit by the committee to orowiisviui". anil tne members of the committee are disposed not to go. If the trip tan be avoided. MELLEN IN BOSTON. Brief Comment on Senator Lodge's Speech Before Legislature. 1 Special Dispatch to The Star. BOSTON, Mass., March 20.?"Senator Lodge 1b in politics and I am not," was the comment today of President Charles S. Mellen of the New York. New Haven and Hartford railroad, when asked if he hart read the report of the speech on Boston's commerce which the Xahant man delivered yesterday before the Massachusetts legislature. President Xlellen's attention was particularly called to Senator Lodge's statement that a splendid ship canal would be of little value to Boston if there are not sufficient terminal facilities for the handling of freight which these vessels bring to the city and unless Boston Is put on a par \ witii other cities which are served i?v railroads filtering Boston. President Mellen pleaded pressure of business as his reason for not giving time to a . discussion of the subject. He also was unwilling at tliis time to ' refer In any way to his conference with President Roosevelt on the railroad situation. Early today President Mellen was in conference with Robert Winsor and until the hour of his departure by regular train for New York this afternoon he was engrossed In important railroad business. i 11 lut' ' - I MM il. THREE STRIKES BEGIN THOUSANDS OF MEN OUT IN THREE PLACES. Special rtisp?1?'h to The Star. WIT-KESBAHRE, Pa.. March 20.?The :i,<*>0 mine workers %f the Kingston Coal Company went on strike this morning, thereby violating the union's agreement with the operators to refer all grievances which could not be settled with the employers to the conciliation board, which meets in this city twice a month to hear complaints. Three head men of the No. 2 breaker have been discharged without cause, the strikers say, while the officials declare they have been displaced by new machinery and given other work. Superintendent Alercur declares that he w.ll not confer witli the employes' committee 'while they are on strike, but if they return to work will endeavor to effect a settlement without delay. All the four collieries of the company are shut down, only the pump men, engineers and firemen remaining at work, to 'pre vent the mines being flooded. 3,500 Men Out. HAMMOND. Ind., March 20.?The strike situation at East Chicago was intensified today when 3.500 men employed by iiie Indland Steel Company walked out. Three thousand of these are laborers and the remainder are skilled men. The reason for the walkout was the demand of the labor ers for an increase in wages of twenty-five cents per day. Six hundred men struck yesterday at the Interstate Steel Company and at the Republic Iron and Steel Company, and the walkout today brings the total number of men now out to over 3,000. Strike on at Seattle. SEATTLE, Wash., March 20.?Building operations representing forty-three jobs, involving more than $5,000,000 and affecting 5,000 workers, are practically at a standstill here today. The ultimatum issued by the Master Builders' Association lasl week, refusing to pay common laborers, such as concrete mixers, ?1 instead oi $2.50 per day, has brought on a situation that may end in a strike. The maatei builders ha\>_ suspended work in which they are concerned with the statement that no further construction will be carried on by them until it is understood that an agreement recognizing the open shop in Seattle for the class of laborers in question has been made. On the other hand, the unions refuse to make concessions. Everything now hinges on the meeting of the executive committee of the Building Trades Assembly to be held tonight. The action of this committee will either settle the disagreement or bring on a strike. FOILED BY EMPLOYES. Bold Attempt to Bob Bank at Johannesburg. JOHANNESBURG, Transvaal, March 'JO. An a tfomnf xxra a m aHp tn hntrl nn thA om. ployes of the national bank here this afternoon, but it vas foiled by the employes. Two armed and masked men entered the bank and demanded the contents of the safe, but the employes promptly produced revolvers and fired on the strangers. In the interchange of shots one of the robbers was mortally wounded by a bullet In the mouth, and the other was captured as he^was trying to flee. One of the bank employes was woundted, but not seriously. AMERICAN BOWIING CONGRESS. Program of Teams at St. Louis Today. ST. LOT7IS, March 20.?Interest in the annual meeting of the American bowling congress was divided today between the tournament contest* at Crescent Rink and the opening session of the annual convention at the Southern Hotel. The bowling program will be two-men team contests, followed by individual bombardment of the ten pins and concluding with the five-men team matches. The contention lias considerable routine work before it. Tomorrow officers will be elected and the meeting place selected. DUCHESS REMAINS ABROAD. No Truth ill Report That She is Com ing Here. Special Dlnpntch to Tbc Stmr. NEW YORK. March 20.?Oliver H. P. Belmont arrived here today on the North German Lloyd liner Kronprinz Wilhelm, With the latest news from the Diinhe?a nt Marlborough. The duchess and her children have been spending the winter on the French Riviera, with her mother. Mrs. Belmont, and are now in Paris. Mr. Belmont, who went abroad in November, says that he expects Mrs. Belmont to arrive here in two weeks, with her sons. William K., jr., and Harold Vanderbilt. and In case of her nonarrival he will return abroad. "The story that the Duchess of Marl oorougn nas engaged apartments at the Martha Washington is all fiction," said Mr. Belmont. "She has 110 idea of coming to the United States, much less of living here. She will live abroad. There, I believe. she has the sympathy and confidence of all the Americans living in Europe." COUNT LAMSDORFFS DEATH. Many Telegrams of Condolence Received at San Remo. GENOA, Italy. March 20,-Many telegrams of condolence are arriving at San Remo. especially from Russia, on the death there last night of Count l^amgdorff. the former Russian minister of foreign affairs. The Italian government lias ordered the local authorities at San Remo to assist in every way possible the nephew of the deceased statesman. I'aul Uamsdoiff. who represents the J.amsdorff family, in carrying out the funeral arrangements. NEGRO WOMEN SHOT TO DEATH. Work of Mob in Arkansas for Alleged Attacks on Whites. STAMPS, Ark., March 20.?Charged with having used a razor with probable fatal effect on Mrs. Ella Rheton. a white wo(man. and her daughter, and kicked her son, a small child, about the road, two colored women were shot to death at McKamie, near here, last night by a mob. According to the statement of Mrs. Rheton she and her two children - ere attacked by the negro women while walking along the public road yesterday, she and her daughter receiving knife wounds which may prove fatal. The women were arrested and placed under guard at the school house, from which place thev were removed by the mob late last night and shot to death. UNION OF THREE CHURCHES. General Counsel at Chicago to Pass on Question. CHICAGO. March 20.?The general church council of the Congregational. TTnited Brethren and the Methodist Protestant i churches, called for finally passing upon tlie union of these three denominations, will he. t Kin Its sessions today in the Union Parl< Congregational Church. The forecast of the questions to come up for debate was given last night at a banquet of the Congregational Club of Chicago. attended by representatives of the church from all over the United States. Among the speakers was the Rev. Washington Gladden of Columbus, Ohio, who urged the union. Among the others who Spoke were Rev. Hayes Ward, editor of the Independent: Bishop Matthews of Chicago and Bishop J. S. Mills of Annville, Pa. At least 20<) delegates are expected to attend the conference. BOMB EXPLOSION IN OAKLAND. Whole Front of House Destroyed?Insane Man Suspected. OAKLAND, Cal.. March 'JO.?A bomb was exploded in front of Judge Ogden's house, on Alice street, last night. The whole front of the house was destroyed, but none of the inmates was injured. The bomb had seventy feet of fuse attached, so that whoever fired it had time to escape. Judge Ogden suspects an insane man, whose name he has given to the police.. AMBASSADOR BRYCES TRIP. After Being Entertained in New Yor5? Will Go to Canada. Ambassador Hryce will leave wasumgiun tomorrow afternoon for Now York, where he will be the guest of Mr. Choate, with whom he was on terms of close Intimacy wtille the latter was ambassador to London. He will be entertained at dinner Friday evening by Mr. Choate and will be the guest of honor at the annual dinner of the Pilgrims Saturday evening. Monday fol lowing he will attend the banquet at the I'nion league Club. Tuesday he will go to I Canada, stopping at Ottawa as the guest of Karl Grey, governor general of the dominion. The ambassador expects to return to \ Washington between the tith and Nth of Anril. He will be accompanied on his trip i by Mrs. Bryce. " _ FIRE IN BOW OF HOUSES. Five Structures Damaged, Causing Less of About $2,100. The fire department received a call from box ?M7 about noon today because of a blaze on Jackson street northeast between North ' Capitol and 1st streets. Seven houses, jccupied. it is said, by the families of laborers, were badly damaged. The houses were two two-story frame structures. It is stated that the fire started in rear of house 32 and spread to the dwelling before the blaze could be checked. Several companies < f the Are department responded to the alarm, but tha flames had gained so much headway it was impossible to protect the other houses. So rapidly did the flames spread that the occupants of the houses were hardly able to save any of the clothing: or furniture. The police reserves from the sixth precinct responded to the alarm and assisted the firemen. When the fire had been extinguished the police made an Investigation, but the tenants were so greatly excited they were unnKIa ?oh-a u 11V ItU-O ftf hrnv t ho flwo ? + > i nun iw fin c m c nuu iru. It is estimated that about $1,800 da.mge was caused to the buildings ana about ?><*) damage to the household effects. - ^ ) Slight Blaze. An alarm was turned in about noun 1 vlay because of a blaze In the linuse-of Frederick Wynne, on Nayloi- street. Twining City. The blaze was caused, by trouble with the flue, and about $10 damage resulted. ?' .< Snn? ACIU1U WA mm- ? Secretary Root has returned to this city from Clinton, N. T-. whsro he went to pay a visit to his brother. Prof. Oren Root of Hamilton College. DEM H MO HAVOC 111 ti nniK rarr in iluuuu innuix Pittsburg Reports Danger From Further Rise Past. TRAIN SERVICE IMPAIRED Landslides Delayed Traffic in the Al1-?1 : ICgUClllCB. LIVES LOST OUT IN CALIFORNIA Thousands of Dollars Lost to th? Ranchmen?Orovllle's Bl;j Los?? Fruit Farms Flooded. PITTSBPRG. March 20.-Clearing weather and a cold wind have checked the rising streams at the headwaters, and all danger of another flood has passed. Warnings of a 25-foot stage were sent out yesterday, but from the present indica > tlons the rivers at this point will not gro higher than twenty-three feet, which Is one foot above the danger line. This stage will inundate the low lying districts and cause some inconvenience to persons living on the river fronts, but will not result In any serious damage to property. At ft o'clock today the gauge at Market street registered 111 feet t? inches and rising four Indies an hour. The Pittsburg district, which, for the first time in a week, got its head out of water last night, received a discouraging blow when it learned that another flood was bearing down upon it and would arrive at daybreak. Washington. There would he more than twenty-five feet of water, it said?how much more none of those connected with the Heather bureau offered to predict. There was coldfusion bordering on terror in the lower districts of Allegheny and Pittsburg last night. The citizen*. who had just lost all they owned by the must disastrous Mood in a century, had just began to feel safe again and were busily engaged in cleaning ur? their ruined homes, hut when the warnings came last night they dropped tverj tiling ana ran n>r mmi ground. THE UPPER POTOMAC. Railway Traffic Delayed by Washouts and Landslides. rr.MHKRI.AXl>. Md.. March Flood conditions were mere threatening l ist night than at any time during the flood period of last week. In two hours last night the Potomac rose eighteen incites here, and '? still risini? It Is now about as high a- the highest stage of last week, and there is every indication that It will go higher and will back up Wills creek, which Is also as high as it was last week. The rear of the pioperties 011 North Mechanic street along 1. ...... ..? Hn.,.1^.1 Tim Iiamn ullin ri c?ta aic iiwtt iiwvubu. > ..x. conditions prevail at Rldsely, opposite Cumberland. The water is flooding Paca and otlier low streets In Cumberland. At railroad headquarters much trouble is feared. This evening at Patterson's creek, nine miles east of Cumberland, the water was within two feet of the girder of the Baltimore ana uiuo onuge. me <.-uihimii> has large forces of men at various points east of here for emergencies. It may. Iw? necessary to weigh down bridges with loaded steel scows. The Potomac river at Piedmont is very high and the water has reached the lower streets. All along the Baltimore and Ohio below here the rise la very rapid. At the present rate of rise it will not take long to reach the tracks at Sir John's ruh-.'the lowest ;^oint. At Paw ?, Vw. 1 <->r*r l>'i t toI'unn'u ercoU :??ul I raw, wiiii:ii it* wv iv?n * ! thi' south branch tributaries, which are lArrnnis tin* list- is alarmingly fast. Tli? Baltimore and Ohio was obliged to go back to consolidating trains here last night. Trains 1 and 7 for the Baltimore and Ohio South western were made Into one. Some trains hav passed through here from Cincinnati and St. I-ouis, but on an average have been a day late. They are detoured via Columbus. Railroad officials say that the recovery on both the Baltimore and Ohio Southwestern and the Pittsburg division has been very slow from last week's experience and they fear all that his been done toward repairing damage will be undone and greater losses caused. Tne Baltimore and Ohio Southwestern between Parkersburg and Chiilicothe is in bad shape and only ont? track can be used between Connellsville and Pittsburg, while between Rock wood and ConnelJsvuie it is ziKzag from one track to another. At scores of places the track has been completely undermined. A series of landslides occurred near Frankvillp. Md.. on the seventeen-mile grado of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, delaying train No. 2 from St. I>ouis. On the .nvaia.n Uapi'lnnit r:tllrond a slide oc currod at N'ethken. near Shaw, greatly dplaying tralfic. The county road retaining wall along the Western Maryljyid tracks near Westernport fell' over on the tracks today, imperiling trafBs. It required six hours to clear away the debris. Trains were detoured over the Baltimore and Ohio road between Rawlings and West Virginia Junction. George's creek is very high. At Lonaconing the basements of buildings are Hooded. People are v>-"ry apprehensive that the llood will enter the business section. At Barton George's creek Is much higher than at Lonaconing, and Is inundating the low lands. The lowlands along Connellsville division are overflowed. In places trains*yesterday were obliged to move carefully through ' from eighteen Inches to two feet of water. At Hyndman, fourteen miles from Cumberland. the water was over the italtiinore and Ohio tracks. The streets in the lower part of the town are Inundated. A big landslide beyond Connellsville delayed all trains. FLOODS IN CALIFORNIA. Loss of Life and Heavy Property Damage Reported. STOCKTON. Cal.. March 20.-A report from Vc-nloe Island, In the S:in Jaoquln river, says two persons were drowned there last night. Mrs. Maud Menefee and George Eastman, who were passengers on a launch, * (ell from a small boat whl'e making a MtUUlUg$650,000 Damage at Orovilla. OROVILLE, Cat., March 20?it is rati- ' mated that the loss occasioned by the flood I in Oroville will be not less than $<K*>,(XX>. J The water 1? now falling. A'l the business [ house* on Montgomery street are under sfx feet of water, and the individual losses range all the way from $10,<hk> to CM.OdO The telephone Is the only method* of com- ~ munication with the outside world. 1 Village Entirely Destroyed. CHieO, Cal., March 20.-Flood condition* are (till serious. The Til lace of Dreadful,