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THE EVENING STAR WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION. Business Office, 1Kb St. ud PeniuylTaiii* Avtau*. The Evening Star Newspaper Company, Europein Office: 3 Regent St.. London. England. New York Office: Tribune Building. Chicago Office: First National Bank Euiliinf. The Evenlns Star, wirti the Sunday mornins edition. is delivered hy carri'-rs withi" th>' city at ">o rent* per month. Orders may l>e sent t>y mull or telephone Main *??. Collection is made by carrier at the end of each montn. I Ry mail, postage prepaid* r?*i!y. Sunday InHnded. one month. <V: cent*. j Pally. Sunday excepted, one month. cents. Saturday Star. $i year Sunday >tar. $1 ..">0 year. No. 17,8(14. WASHINGTON, D. C., THURSDAY, JUNE 24, ]<X)9-TWENTY-TWO PAGES. TWO CENTS. W eather. Continued warm and partly cloudy weather, with condi tions favorable tor showers to night or Friday. Chinese Secret Society Pro nounces Sentence Upon Them as Informers. MASONS MAKE DENIAL OF ANY SUCH PURPOSE But Port Arthur Restaurant Keeper Bars Doors to Orientals. HE ASKS LEAVE TO GO AWAY Has Courage to Give Up to Police Threatening' Letters Supposedly Written Him by Leon. Special I)i>|*at<b to The Star. NEW YORK" June -4.?Chung Sin. the friend of lyfon Ling. an<l Ghu Cain. Leon's rival for the affections of Elsie Sisel, learned positively today that they had been marked for death by one of the powerful secret organizations of Chinese in this city. The Chinese Masons made the formal announcement today that they had not placed the two men on' the proscribed list. Doth Chung Sin and Chu Cain, nevertheless, have received the secret notification that a Chinese society which deals out death to informers has pro nounced them marked men. ? Tin Gain became so frightened today that he had four sturdy Chinese placed ; on guard at his restaurant on Mott street , to keep out all men of his own race, no ' matter what pretext they put forward to gain admittance. He also asked permis sion of the district attorney to leave the city until he was wanted as a witness in the Sigel murder case. Masons Deny Death Purpose. The Chinese Masons, to which Leon be longs. also issued a statement in good English yisterday denying, for the benefit ??f all whom it might concern, that they had any intentions on the life of Chu Gain, proprietor of the Port Arthur res taurant anil enemy of Leon, or against any other person in town. Chu Gain, however, was found to be keeping behind his desk in the Port Ar thur and taking no chances in dark hall ways and back alleys. Various Chinese societies have raised to the total sum that they are ?offering in rewards for the capture of 1/eon. The Chinese minister's proclama tion to Chinese subjects in the United States denouncing I^eon and urging his surrender to the authorities as a pa triotic. duty has been taken favorably by the majority of the Chinamen in the country. Chu Gain Gives XJp Letters. Threatening letters sent to Chu Gain. Supposedly by the murderer of Elsie Sigel, are at last in the hands of the district at torney's men. When the spidery Chinese characters are put into English it is hoped they will set forth jealousy, beyond a doubt, as motive for the murder. Chu Gain turned over the letters of his own accord, despite danger of reprisals on him by friends of the writer. There are two letters, both anonymous. Both let ters are addressed in English and came through the mails. The addressee is the Say Kee Company, the name under which Chu Gain and his associates do business. As Chu Gain is the active manager at the Port Arthur restaurant, he was sure to receive and open the Say Kee Company's letters. Chung Sin Not Through Ordeal. Chung Sin has told enough to warrant his being. held for trial as accessory to the girl's death. He is. however, still de tained merely as a witness with the view of getting the whole truth out of him. , Chuns has got back his ready-made I smile. The fidgets that he suffered from I when he iirst arrived at the house of de tention have left him after his few hours' Sleep. There arc- many things that the authori ties want, to find out concerning the death of the girl. Chung's testimony thus far has given them little new knowledge. Leon May Be in Cuba. The possibility that Leon Ling has fled to Cuba wag brought to the atten tion of the police today by a white woman living in Chinatown. The woman told the police that si.e heard two Chinamen diseasing the Sigel case and heard them express the belief that I.eon is now in Cu?ta. The iwo Chinamen will be questioned if the police can lind them. CLUES IN MANY CITIES. San Francisco Watches Steamers and Cleveland Traces Trunk. SAN FRANCISCO, June 24.?According to the statements of several residents of the Chinese - quarter of Oakland Leon Lin-^. the fugitive wanted for the murder of Elsie Sikcl iti New York, is hiding ; there and will att^Vnpt to sail for China | ?n the steamship Manchuria, which leaves, today. Acting <>!) this information. Acting j Chief of Police Peterson of Oakland, with I n squad of detectives, raided the head- I quarters or the Suey Sins Tong last night. After a thorough search no trace of the murderer was found. The Suey Sings are allies of the Hip j Sins Tong of New York, of which Ling] !? kairt to he president. Syracuse Suit Case Traced. CLEVELAND, Ohio. June "4.- The pi't Oftsc shipped from Schenectady N. Y., tiv an unidentified Chinaman and sought by the police as a possible clut< in the Elsie Sigel murder in New York has been received ard partially traced in tiiis city. Records unearthed early today at the T'nion station show that check number which covers the suit case In question, was duly receive,! following its shipment from Schenectady, ami was de livered heie The records do not indi cate that it was transshipped or reship pe?l. All further ti n - o! the suit case ap pears to have h? en lost. The f>aggai;e arrived i.; Cleveland last Sunday and the original and duplicate checks are in the possession of the railway company, in dicating that not only was the luggage received here, but thai it was claimed by Its owner. A peculiar feature of the handling of the checks is that no record was made of them as is supposed to be done in every Instance. The railw ay officials, therefore, are unable to say of what the baggage consisted and what became of it. No one in the baggage room remembers handling the clicks n^r who presented the duplicate, nor do any of the local iCuutinued on Fourth Page ) FIFTIf-TWO IN FAVOR1 Senate Polled on Corporation Tax Amendment. AT WORK ON THE MEASURE Conference of Republicans on the Finance Committee. LEGAL POINTS SCRUTINIZED Taking Care to Make the Law Im- j ] pervious to Threatened Attacks \ by the Big- Corporations. A pull of the Senate 011 the corpora tion tax amendment to the tariff bill is said to show fifty-two votes for it. suffi cient to insure its adoption. The income tax progressive republicans and demo crats say they intended to make an effort to adopt an income tax substitute, but the Senate leaders' poll indicates that it cannot carry. The republican members of the Senate committee on finance today began the formal consideration of the proposed cor poration tax amendment. They went into j session in the rear apartment of the com- ' mittee's rooms and for several hours were closeted with Senator Root in consultation over the various features of the amend ment as drawn by Mr. Root and Attor ney General Wiekersham. Unquestion ably the provision will be accepted sub stantially as prepared by thosa gentle men, but some of the members of the ommittee have made suggestions looking to slight changes, with a view to making the amendment as impervious to attack as possible, in case it should become a law. i Antagonism by Corporations. The fact has already become known to the committee that many of the strongest I corporations in. the country will not only antagonize the provision before it goes on i the statute books, but will do their utmost afterward to overthrow it, in case it should he so successful as to become a law. The committee is, therefore, all the more desirous of perfecting the amend ment before presenting it to the Senate so as to cause it to carry with it not only its recommendation from tlje viewpoint of policy, but also from the point of legisla tion which will stand the tests of the ' courts. It was not believed by those who par ticipated in the morning session of the committee that the work would be com pleted today, and it was therefore con sidered probable that the provision would be withheld from the Senate until tomor- j row or Saturday. Night sessions will probably be resorted to when the amend ment is taken Up for consideration by the 3enate. Many speeches are expected and . there will be an effort to work them off ? as rapidly as possible. At their meeting today the members gave especial attention to the determina tion of the exact thing to be taxed, and they practically reached a conclusion to confine the levy to net earnings, capable 1 of being used for the payment of divi dends. It is believed by the members of the committee that in imposing the pro posed tax it should be confined to actual profits going to the stockholders in the snape of money payments, and that, therefore, money set aside for repairs, for the improvement of property or for the payment of interest on bonds should be exempted from the requirements of the proposed amendment. Estimate of Bevenue. There was also much discussion as to the revenue that would be produced by the operation of the provision and esti mates varied all the way from &ir>,000,000 to $40,000,000 annually. There was some talk of increasing to $10,000 the earnings of small corporations to be exempted from the operation of the law. Hereto fore the suggestion has been that con cerns whose earnings do not exceed $<">,000 should not be required to make any payment, but at today's meeting one or two members expressed the opinion that the figure should be doubled. Xo action was, however, taken on the sug gestions. it is not intended that the law should be :o inquisitorial in character as to an noy legitimate corporations, hut at the same time it Is looked upon as affording an opportunity to exercise such supervis ion over corporate concerns as may have a wholesome effect in preventing what is known as "wild catting." It is believed by some of the members 01 the committee that the law can be so framed as to authorize an investigation into the affairs of the pretentious com panies which have no legitimate excuse for existence except the taking in of the ? money of tlie purchasers of stock. It is also intended to frame the provision so as to prevent the overbonding of corpo rations, which might be used in a way to consume all the income and thus leave nothing for the tax collector. The law will be applied strictly along the lines of the internal revenue statutes, and no co-operation with state authorities is jow contemplated. 'nicre is a difference of opinion among members of the committee whether the punishment to be provided for making false returns shall include imprisonment as well as fine, and this formed a sub ject of discussion this morning. CAUGHT AFTER LONG SEARCH. A. G. Dunlap Charged With Selling Bogus Mining Stock. PHILADELPHIA, June 24.?Charged with selling bogus mining stock, A. G. Dunlap of Indiana county. Pa., was ar rested in a hotel here today by local detectives. Dunlap is accused of dispos ing of counterfeit stock of a gold mine at Bishee. Ariz. His operations netted him about J."iO.OOO, the police say, and were confined to western Pennsylvania. Several investors went to Bisbee. it is ; claimed, and found Dunlap had no con nection with the mine. A warrant wa.s obtained, but the police say Dunlap elud ed i Hpiure for a year. He was traced to California and back east again and was linally located today. VOLIVA IS DEPOSED. Political Dictator of Zion City Sup planted by New Leader. CHICAGO, June 24 ?Wilbur Glenn Vo liva. successor of John Alexander Dowie, head of the Christian Church of Zion, was deposed as political dictator of Zion ! City la#t night when the independent of ; ficers elected several weeks ago were sworn in by the retiring city council. The Yoliva officials admitted their de ; feat only after they had attempted to adjourn without swearing in the offlcers elect. This would have left the city ab solutely without a governing body. But the attempt was frustrated by a rush I into the council chamber by :mk> members I of the independent faction. K, N. Richey I Is the new mayor of Zion City. PAS DISCOVERY DENIES HE RAN AWAY Waterbury Disclaims Intention to Jump His Bail. 2AME BACK OF FREE WILL Declares He Might Have Bemained in Paris Safe From Arrest. COMMITTED ON FHA'lTD CHARGE Man Who Proposed to "Write-Up" Members of Congress?Bail Is Fixed at $5,000. Jul^s Ford, alias Jules VVaterbury. alias Fritz Hunter, indicted here January 4 last on the charge of securing money from Congressmen by alleged false pre tenses. was committed to jail today by Justice Gould, presiding in Criminal Court No. 1. Ford, or Waterburj', as he was known here, was arrested in New York yesterday by Special Agents Scarboro and Pignilli of the Department of Just ice after a hunt which has lasted several months and which embraced two conti nents, the accused having been traced through several cities in this country and to London and Paris. "VVaterbury was at liberty on a two-thousand-dollar bond, which was forfeited a few weeks ago. The search ended at the Hotel Brad dock, 8th avenue and 120th street. New York, whither the young and pretty wife of Waterbury had been shadowed. Here one of the special agents attempted to ar- < rest Waterbury, but the latter is reported ! to have fled and to have led his pur suers a merry chase. The officer tired I into tlie air to scare the fugitive, but w atei bury kept on running. Policeman Conway of the West 125th street station, who was on a cross-town car, heard the shooting and joined in the chase. He headed off Waterbury as he turned down St. Nicholas avenue and nabbed him as lie dodged into 124th street. Prisoned in Jaunty Mood. In a jaunty, debonair manner Waterbury greeted a Star representative, who talk ed with him in the bailiff's room of the marshal's office this morning, while the prisoner awaited the arrival of his coun sel, H. Golden Donaldson. In response to an inquiry if he expected to again secure ball Waterbury declared that he feared he would have to "stay here," by which he made it plain he meant that he antici pated a sojourn of at least three months at the District jail during the recess of the criminal court?. Waterbury declined to discuss the whereabouts of his wife, saying that he saw no reason why she should be dragged into the case. He denied vehemently that he had any intention to Jump his bail. He said he had information that his case would not be called for several months, and having an opportunity to go to Lon don as an advertising representative of a syndicate preparing to establish motion picture theaters in London he sailed March 3 last. When he saw the cablegrams announc ing the desire to apprehend him, he said, he was in. Paris, where he knew he could not be extradited for the charge pending against him. "Does it look like I wanted to skip?'' tie asked, "when I left a place where I was safe from extradition and voluntarily sailed for this country? I came by way of Montreal because it was the cheaper route and went immediately ? to New York, where I moved about openly." Continuing, Waterbury denied the stories! published in New York that he felled to the floor the special agent who soughf to apprehend liim. He also denied the reported foot race preceding his arrest. He said the officer was without a badge or paper to show his authority,. and he declined to be taken into custody without authority. Promised Statesmen "Write-Ups." Waterbury, in the indictment, is charged with using the name of the Associated Press in securing from Senator Burrows. Representatives Hull and Bartholdt and Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Lahor Ormsby McHarg, sums of money ranging from $50 to $150. In return Waterbury is alleged to have K promised the persons he approached that he would exploit them in a book which he was preparing to publish. This book, he represented himself as preparing, it Is charged, with the sanction of the Asso ciated Press. Mr. McHarg became suspicious of the transaction, and when he made demand on Waterbury to reimburse him the money was forthcoming. The others did not recover their money. Bail Is Fixed. On motion of Attorneys R.. Golden Don aldson and A. A. Birney. Justice Gould this afternoon lixed the bail of Water bury at $5,000. United States Attorney Baker asked for a $10,000- bond, but on explanation of counsel. Justice Gould said he thought a bond of $5,000 sufficient. It is expected a bonding company will be secured tomorrow to furnish bail. THRIFTY TREES MARKED TO DIE STURDY MAPLES MUST MAKE BOOM FOB CAB TBACKS. Said to Stand in Way of Traction Progress and Delightful Shade Must Go. One hundred and twenty-seven Norway maples, thrifty trees in the prime of life, that for the last twenty years have de lighted the residents of F street northeast between 2d and 8tli street, with their shade and beauty, have been condemned to die. Their offense is that they stand in the way of progress, as represented by the double tracks of the <'apital Trac tion Company, which will have to use this street to connect the Sth street line they are now constructing with the I'nion sta tion. "This is their last summer," said a resident of the street this morning, re ferring to the trees, as he called atten tion to the youngsters who were playing under their shadows, protected from the fierce rays of the sun. The parents of these children and other residents of this section of F street did their utmost to save the trees. Even the President was appealed to, but they were informed that the widening of the street was provided for by an act of Congress and that noth ing could be done. The trees will be removed this fall or early in the spring, depending upon when the railroad is com pleted, and the amount of work still on hand with the employes of the District who have charge of the parking. Younger Maples Saved. Thirty-five of the younger maples have been saved. They were still small enough to be transplanted to other sections of the city. But the roots of the larger ones had grown too deep and the trees must come down and their roots be cov ered by the asphalt pavement as the street is widened. At present this section of F street northeast is only thirty-five feet wide, and it lias to be increased to forty-tive by taking five feet from the parking on eacli side. An act of Congress, approved May 23, 1908, provides that .this expense must be borne by the railway company, and it is estimated that it will cost about $25,000. There is still considerable apprehension among some of the residents on 8th street northeast ?that their trees also would have to be cut down, but assur ances have been given out at the Mu nicipal building that none of these trees will be removed. A few small ones on the block just south of Florida avenue have been transplanted, and the street there will be widened slightly, but there will be no other alterations in connection with the construction of the new line. DOWNS' SECOND TBIAL. Three Baltimoreans Tried for Trying to Evade Jury Duty. S|H>oial Dispatch to The Stnr. BALTIMORE, Md., June 24.?The open ing of the Downs trial this morning was made memorable by the imposition of summary punishment by Judge Stock bridge upon three citizens charged with evading or attempting to evade the sum mons to jury duty in the Downs case. Frank F. Knecht of 1400 Mount Royal avenue was sentenced to pay a fine of $50 upon the statement of Deputy. Sheriff John C. Dietz. that Mr. Knecht had tried to evade the summons by denying his Identity. The others fined were Charles H. Albiker, $lo and costs; Charles W. Hoenis, $10 and costs. HOTEL BURNS DOWN The Fort William Henry at Lake George Entire Loss. QUARTER MILLION DAMAGE Recently Renovated at Cost of $30, t 000 and to Have Open June 27. GLUE PLANT IS DESTROYED Philadelphia factory Goes Up in Smoke~Business Blocks Wiped Out at California, Pa." LAKE GEORGE, X. Y.. June 24.-The main building of the Fort William Henry Hotel at Lake George. - owned by the Delaware and Hudson Company, was de stroyed by fire early today, entailing a loss estimated at $2.10.000. Fortunately there were no guests in the hotel, which was to be formally opened for the season June 27. Surrounding structures were saved. The fire was confined .to the main building. The building destroyed was being re modeled at a coftt of $30,000. It was handsomely furnished. The Fort William Henry Hotel was originally built in Since the Dela ware and Hudson Company assumed con trol it has been extensively remodeled. The fire started from unknown causes I shortly after 4 o'clock, in the rear of the | big building, either in the kitchen or near ! it. It spread so rapidly that within a quarter of an hour it was evident the building could not be saved. There was no fire department in the place. Efforts of individuals provided with pails were futile. The Fort William Henry Hotel stood near the site of the old Fort William Henry, erec ted by the English troops in 1775 at the southerrt end of Lake George. It was a wooden building, with accommo dations for S00 guests. Glue Plant Destroyed. PHILADELPHIA, June 24.?Fire today destroyed part of the extensive plant of F. W. Tunnell & Co., manufacturers of glue and fertilizer, in the northeastern section of this city. The loss is $125,000. Several firemen were overcome, but were sooti revived. While the firemen were fighting the fire three explosions occurred, but no one was injured. Blocks Wiped Out. CALIFORNIA, Pa., June 24.?Several business blocks and a residence were destroyed here last night by a fire of unknown origin., causing a loss of $00,000. A volunteer fireman was knocked from Hie roof of one of the structures and will die. Fire Burns Out Cannery. SAX JOSE, Cal., June 24.?The Milpitas cannery, conducted by the California Fruit Canners' Association, was destroyed by fire last night. The loss is $130,000. BATHROOM VICTIM DEAD. MacNamara Dies Refusing to Speak of Strange Tragedy. FAIRMOUXT, Wr. Va., June 24.?Thomas MacXamara. who," with his wife, was found in their home Tuesday, the woman dead and in an advanced stage of decom position, and the man in a state of coma, died late last night in the city hospital. He refused steadfastly to make any state ment regarding the strange affair. The chief of police Tuesday night broke open the home of the couple, who had not been seen since Sunday night. In the bathroom, seated nude in the tub. was MacNamara, unconscious. His wife was near by and had been dead for thirty-six hours. Believing at first that both were dead, an ambulance was called, but MacXa mara revived. Late last night he sank into unconsciousness, refusing nourish ment to the last. An autopsy will be held to determine i.he cause of deatH. % Two Boys, Crabbing, Make a Ghastly Discovery. KILLED BY BLOW ON HEAD Corpse Weighted Down by Iron Pot Filled With Bricks. LOOKING FOR A MISSING MAN farmer Last Se With Deceased Absent From Ho. ?Screams Heard on River. Special Dispatch to Thr Star. BALTIMORE. Md.. June 24.-A brutal murder, not unlike that of the Elsie Sigel crime in New York, lias been revealed by the finding of the body of Miss Edith May Thompson in the river near St. Michaels, Talbot county. The body was discovered by Edgar and Hamilton Grace, while crabbing. It was found that the woman, who was partially nude, had been killed with a club or other blunt article, and had probably been in the water about two days. Tied around the woman's waist was a heavy iron pot containing six bricks. The face was bad ly disfigured, but identification was by the gold filling in her teeth. The disappearance of a man named John T. Roberts, who was seen with Miss Thompson last, and a search of the man's room, which revealed a boody sheet and some of the woman's clothing, have aroused the community. State's Attorney J. Frank Turner early this morning sent out telegrams asking that Roberts be arrested and charged with the crime, and at the same time the Baltimore police were urged to search for the man, on the possibility he is in this city. Together Sunday Night. Roberts and Miss Thompson, it is de clared, were last seen togethei Sunday night, when they went out on the Miles river in a motor boat. Roberts was seen about the village as usual Monday, but seemed nervous. At the same time some of the residents declared that the night before they had heard screams from the river and a woman's voice had cried out: "Oh, you're killing me." Although Miss Thompson was not seen Monday nothing was thought of it and the report of a woman's screaming was forgotten by night. Edgar and Hamilton Grace were crab bing yesterday morning in Back river, just behind St. Michaels, when they found the body. The corpse was only half clad, the skull crushed, the face badly mutilated and deconmosition was starting. The murderer had apparently beaten the woman over the head with a club. Not withstanding the weight attached to the 5ody it had been moved by the tide and rifted into shallow water. Dentist Identifies Body. It was not until Dr. T. J. Smlthers, a dentist, saw the remains this morning that identification was made. Dr. Smith ers said that he recognized the woman by her teeth, which he had filled only a few days ago. As soon as the dentist told who the woman was It was at once recalled tnat Roberts had associated with her more than any one in the village and a score of men hurried to his farm, which is only a short distance from St. Michaels. When the party readied the farm it was deserted. The house was entered and a rapid search made. In the kitchen the men found a woman's clothing that had been partially burned. A sheet covered with blopd was also located. Search for Roberts was begun, but it was learned that he had not been seen around the village since about 8 o'clock last night. Horse Is Missing. J. B. Wrightson, who resides near St. Michaels, reported that about 8 o'clock last night some one had stolen one of his horses. It is now believed that the man wanted took the horse, rode to Easton point and there boarded the mid night steamer. Miss Thompson was the adopted daughter of Col. Charles A. Thompson, a well-to-do farmer and landowner, who resides near St. Michaels. She was at. one time noted as a singer and musician and during President Cleveland's admin istration played in the VVhi.e House be fore the President and a party of gov ernment officials. l,ittle is known here of Roberts, who went to St. Michaels from Baltimore a few months ago and purchased a small farm not far from that town. ? i DROWNS IN THE SURF. Assistant Rector of St. Augustine Cathedral Ventured Out Too Far. ST. AUGUSTINE. Fla., June 24.-Rev. Father Buckley, assistant rector of the cathedral in this city, was drowned at South Beach yesterday afternoon while in surf bathing. Rev. Mr. Buckley, to gether with Father Aloysius of St. Louis College, Fabran Paffa and Eddie Frey here, went to the beach at o'clock and were joined by Rev. Mr. Ray of Tam pa. Rev. Mr. Buckley ventured too far out in the surf and called for help, Rev. Mr. Ray going to his assist ance. Together they battled with the waves until both became exhausted, when they separated. Jack Spencer went to Rev. Mr. Ray's assistance, pulling him ashore, and by this time Rev. Mr. Buckley had sunk from view. Dr. Buckley was ordained about one year ago and was a native of Ireland. He was in charge of the parish at Talla hassee. Fla., but about three months ago was transferred to St. Augustine. The body was not recovered. AMERICAN CRACK SHOOTERS. Coast Artillery Corps Hakes Perfect Score With Six-Inch Rifles. PORT TOWNSEND, Wash.. June 24. Perfect marksmanship with six-Inch dis appearing rifles was made by the U3d Company, Coast Artillery Corps. Capt. C. B. Gilbert, at the first day of target shooting with full service conditions. The firing was under regulations prescribed by the War Department for artillery commands, and is the second Instance where Puget sound forts have secured 100-point scores In the annual tests re quired by the department. The tt3d Company Is stationed at Fort Worden and fired at an average range of 3.000 yards at a target sixty by thirty feet. Conditions for target practice per mit nine trial shotp, and by a remarkable feat the gunners of the ?j.'ld Company punctured the bull's-eye with the first attempt at location- j One Man Dead, Two in Hospi tal and One Taken Home. HOTTER PLACES ON EARTH Atlantic City Is Sizzling and Arizona Is Cooked Done. HORSES ARE GREAT SUFFERERS Concrete Pavements, Blazing Sun and Burdens Cause Many Collapses. ! ' * Washington today is a summer resort compared witli Atlantic City, where the temperature, although tempered by the sea breeze, readied more than ninety de grees. Compared with Arizona, where the ther mometers registered from 104 to HNS in the shade of the jungles, Washington Is a-i icehouse. So the' weather man in his sunproof sanctum this afternoon bade Washington look on the bright side and be grateful for comparative comfort. Four heat strokes, one of which proved fatal, have already been reported in this city as a result of the prevailing hot . wave. Records of hospitals would no doubt lengthen the list. The intense heat here today in the open was shown by the instruments In the weather bureau kiosk at 14th street and Pennsylvania avenue. Beginning at U o'clock this morning at 84 degrees the temperature went up steadily until at 2 o'clock it reached the Oti mark. There is no prospect of relief, says Prof. Edward B. Garriott, official weather fore caster, from the torrid conditions during the remainder of the week. There will be heat and humidity, a combination that will produce misery and a lingering thirst for ice water and other cold and wet things The hot wave covers practically th- en tire country. Its influence may even be felt at the north pole, where polar bears are eating snow and .chunks of ice. The average temperature of the United States is in the nineties. The maximum temperature was reached in this city at 5 o'clock yesterday, when the weather service thermometers regis tered 02 degrees. The mercury registered IK) yesterday at Philadelphia. Albany. Bos ton and other northern and eastern points. It reached 04 at Richmond. Four Victims of Heat. Thomas R. Jackson, colored, fifty years of age, of 205 K street northwest was | sunstruck at 12th and O streets north west about G o'clock last night. He was removed to the Freedmen's Hospital in the ambulance, where he died about one hour later. Overcome by the heat shortly before 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon on C street near loth street northeast, John Smith, colored, forty-two years of age, was re moved to the Casualty Hospital. Bernard D. Gallegher, fifty-five years of age, of ??th street southwest was taken ill at 4',*j street and Virginia avenue southwest yesterday afternoon and was removed to his home in the police patrol wagor. While at work in the works of the Georgetown Gas Company this morning. Washington C. Hurdle. twenty-three years of age, of 1063 Jefferson street northwest was overcome by the heat. He was removed to the Georgetown Uni versity Hospital in the seventh precinct patrol. His condition is not regarded as serious. Horses Great Sufferers. The accumulated heat along Pennsyl i vania avenue and other concreted streets in Washington today sizzled upward, I while Old Sol sent his blistering rays down direct upon man and beast. Men and women carried heat umbrellas or parasols and big fans. The horses out in the middle of the stewing concrete staggered along in the glare of the sun hauling heavy burdens. : Some of them went down under the combination of effort, heat and hu midity. Out in the. suburbs vegetation wilted. Birds were too warm to sing. The tar bricks between the railroad tracks at the intersection of 1st and B street? southeast, in front of the Congressional Library, melted and became smeared over the surface of the street, so hat horses had to wade through a veritable puddle of tar. Four Deaths in New York; Ten Prostrated by Heat. Special Digpatrb to TU<? Star. NEW YORK, June 24.?It seemed eaily this morning that today would be the hottest and stickiest of the current hot wave. The humidity at 8 o'clock this morning was higher than it has been during the whole warm wave. The suffering in the city last night was intense. Whole families on the East Side were hanging out of the windows to get what little air there was. Every avail able open place in the city was crowded with perspiring sleepers?roofs, parks, fruit stands, excavations?even the side walks themselves. The scarcity of ice in the crowded dis tricts was another cause of suffering. Every East Side storekeeper who owned a refrigerator had it jammed full of the food of the neighbors, to be kept cool until they should need it. Prostrations yesterday were far in ex cess of the day before. There was only one death reported yesterday due to the heat?that of Mrs. Theresa Hesricals, forty-five years old. of 157 Thompson street. An indirect result of the heat this morn ing was the death of two children by falling out of the window. George An derson. twenty-one months old, fell from the third floor of 1M 12 h street. Broo,. | lyn, fracturing his skull. Clara Dennis six years old, of Brooklyn, fell from a fifth st-jry window to the yard and was instantly killed. The police reported ten prostrations from the heat today. The temperature at noon was 90 and the humidity was dense, making everybody swelter and use up handkerchiefs by the score. The highest temperature for June any year is 07, and this record is apt to be broken if a change in the weather does not come quickly. The mer cury may reach the high mark today. NEW YORK. June 24.?Up to noon a total of four deaths from^the heat iurf TEMPERATURES TODAY. ? 10 it 12 1 2 Downtown Klotik: a.in. R4 a.m !tn a.m 112 noon 0."? p.m p.m 06 0 HI 11 12 1 Weather Rurran. a.m S3 a.m. H4 a.m Mi noon p.m MS 2 p.m H7 AM) STIM. UISIIVO.