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Number 146S. WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 1900. Price Oxe Cent. Wtttttf V Heavy Caunoiiadiiis Renewed by the Boer Couunandos. Fmltltfield Kcoceiiiiloil hy the Free Mnter- The British Itctrcntiimr to Alhial ortli FIkIiUiik; t i:inndi laauto Suspended, tin' IlurKlicrN Reported to He Pressing South. LONDON. April 12. Heavy cannonading was renewed at Wepener on Wednesday. The garrison is using the Jammersburg Drift mill for a hospital. The Boers re spected the Bed Cross Hag and did not fire in that direction. A despatch, dated at Pretoria, April 10, via Louronco barques, April 12, 7 a. in. (says: "A dospatch from Kroonstad, dated April 10, states-that Sniithfleld has been reoccu red by the Free Staters and that the Brit ish troops are retreating in the direction of Aliwal North. General De "Wet has surrounded anoth er British division in the vicinity of We gener. There was heavy fighting yester day (Monday). An excellent result is ex pected hourly. "Dospatch riders from the Boer head laager at Glencoe, Natal, bring news that at daybreak today Gen. Louis Botha made a dashing attack on the English camps at Elandslaagte. Heavy cannon and rifle fire was heard for several hours. The result ie not yet Known. "Confirmation of the reported killing of Gen. De Villebols-Mareuii, while scouting betweon Boshof and Kimberley, has been received here. The news has created pro found sorrow. If it is possible to do so, the remains will be brought here to receive national honors. "A rumor is current in Pretoria that Colonel Baden-Powell is -either dying or dead of fever at Mafeklng." A despatch from Ladysmith, dated to day, says: "There is no further fighting at Elandslaagte. The Boers are reported to be pressing south, by way of Help makaar." According to despatches front Natal the Beers again attacked the British iiositions at Elsndslaagte yesterday and got within 4skjh of the outposts. Rifle fire resulted and the there wa6 an artillery duel of two hours, after which the Boers -withdrew. It is difficult to understand the object or the Boers' attack. ut it was preabaWy a teeonnokwanee witVi a view to ktfce possibility of cutting eft the British from Ladysmith. Despatches from the front indicate that S,000 Boers are facing Lord Roberts and are waiting for him to make an aggres sive move or leave an opening for an at tack. The activity of the Transvaal troops is astounding Englishmen, who had LAST THREE DAYS' RACING OF THE iBenniog Thursday, Friday, -AND- Saturday Six Races Saturday. Spring Meeting. On, car load of Floorlnjr. n bnrcrnln. Aiv 3. ulnar X f nine 21sC. Libbcj k Ca. supposed the taking of Blocmfontein was the beginning of a swift march to Pre toria. The latest from the headquarters of Roberts shows that, despite the ac tivity of detached bodies of Boers oper ating east, southeast and south of Bloem fonleln, work on the main defences of the burghers goes on with unabated vigor. Their main position, the despatches say, is in the hills between Winburg and Kroonstad and extends for sixty miles, while 35,000 Boers with ninety guns arc concentrated there. Every kopje in this district is fortified and the whole line has been made impregnable, according to Boer accounts. Winburg Is fifty miles northeast of Blocmfontein and it is supposed that Gen eral Roberts is getting ready to move on these fortified kopjes as soon as his pre parations arc complete. Then a slaughter will be expected. It is doubtful if this movement can begin for a week or irore. .New and warmer clothing for the Bri.Uh Army is being received and distributed among the men. No movement can be made till this reclothing of the army is completed. The supply of cavalry hor&es, too, must be replenished and this is a slow process. General Roberts, it is sjid, does not feel that he yet has enough nun to risk an advance and more troops ai3 being hurried to him. A brigade has been withdrawn fiom La dysmith and under command of General Hunter will go to Durban and be sent to Roberts by ship and rail. The Dublin fu siliers and Connaught Rangers have al ready embarked at Duiban. The wa'or work near Koru Srruit are reportel in tact and that few Boers are about them. THE FIKST TRAIN TO ARRIVE. Illocmfoiitcin Permitted to Itccele Twcntj Truck f .MeroluiiMllse. BLOEMFONTEIN. Apiil 11 -(4.20 p. rn.). The Chambers of Commerce of Crte Town, Port Elizabeth, and U:o(-tnfont?i.i recently sent a joint petition to Sir Alfrtd Milner. Governor of Cape Colony and Hr t ish High Commissioner, ask.ng him t" re:n elude the districts of the OraasO Ftc State in the customs union as rapidly as they are occupied by British tronp-. When the war broke out these districts wve. of course, excluded from the union. Sir V fred agreed to do so. Lord Roberts has issued an order, per mitting a train of twenty trucks of mer chandise to come into Blocmfontein. This will be the first train of this kind that has been allowed to enter the town since the occupation by the British. Hitherto, only passenger trains, with the personal belongings t the people on board, were allowed to come in. The Fourteenth Hussars have arrived by road from Bethulie. It was reported a few days ago that the Fourteenth Hus sars were convoying remounts for Lord Roberts" Cavalry. RUMORS FROM DURBAN. Discredited Reports Tlint the .Mine Are to lie Destroyed. LONDON. April 12. A Durban despatch, of yesterday's date, reasserts that the Bo ers are preparing to destroy the Johannes burg mines with dynamite. It alo at tributes to Slate Secretary Reitz a state ment that within two weeks all the Brit ish and Americans, and many Germans, who are now in the Transvaal, will be sent aero the border These Durban rumors are not worth of much credence. THE BOER ENVOYS GO TO MILAN r. I.cj lis, the Traniiaal Diplomatic Knt. to Meet Them There. NAPLES. April 12. The Boer peace en voys, Messrs. Wolmarens, Fischer, and Westels. have gone to Milan. Dr. Leyds. the Transvaal diplomatic agent, has start ed to meet them. TO BE SENT TO ST. HELENA. A l)eel on nt fniic Town in IlcKnrd lo tin- liner Prisoner. LONDON. April 11. Despatches from Cape Town state that the authorities have decided to send all the Boer prisoners to St. Helena. In a despatch to the War Office Lord Roberts intimates that telegrams and books, clothing and luxuries were freely transmitted to the Boer prisoners. A MESSAGE FROM THE QUEEN. Victoria cIcoiiicm Home Defenders of I.nilj Minlth. LONDON. Aril 12. The Queen has sent a telegram to the men of the cruiser INwerfl, who were part of the Ladysmith garrison, welcoming them home and con gratulating them on their work. She adds: "I hope to see you all shortly after my mum." THE PEACE PARTY ACTIVE. Petitions for Cessation of the "War nt Cape Town. CAPE TOWN, April 12. (11:20) a. m, ) The Peace Party shows signs of renewed activity, and petitions asking that the war be slopped are being extensively circulat ed. It is notable that no alternative to annexation of the two republics is sug gested. TO WELCOME CUBAN TEACHERS. Harvard I'niver.sity Vote Guaran tee of $70,000. CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 12. The fol lowing telegram was sent last evening to the military Governor of Cuba: General 'Wood, llaaiu: Tlie president and fellows of llarvjrj Vnivcriity vetcd unanimously to guarantee 70,000 for tlic welcome of 1,491 Cuban teachers. KKYE. GATHERING AT TAXTJ. Several Foreign YVnrtlii on the Coast of China. TIEN TSIN. April 12. The Italian cruiser Elba has arrived here. The British third class cruiser Brisk has sailed for Taku. A dcepatch from Shanghai last Sunday stated that the American gunboat Wheel ing had arrived at Taku. It was supposed that she had been sent there to protect American missionaries from attacks by the anti-foreign "Boxers" Society. THE QUEEN'S THANKS. .She Exiiree FeelliiR- for the 3Ierci ful Protection of Her Son. LONDON, April 12. The Queen, through .the court circular, acknowledges the re ceipt "from all parts of the Morf5 congrat ulations from tt5e who share in Her Majesty's deepest thankfulness for the merciful protection granted her beloved children, the Prince and Princess of Wales, from the great danger to which they were reccntly exposed." .Ask yonr draeslat for Krctol. Ordinary Flooring:, d reared 2 sides, ?l,So per 100 sq. ft. Prank LibUy & Co., Ctb stul X. 1". ave. BOILED AEI7B BY STEAM Three Men Caught BenciUli an Over turned Eniriue and Killed. A Fnial Ituiluny Accident Xenr Suow.shoc, I'll. Of Konr Men In the Call llut One, the Uneha-vr. 1 cniicN The Locomotive Hurled In a Suiiinn LIht of the CiiHimKici. BELLEFONTE, Pa., April 12. The min ing village of Snowshoe reports another frightful railroad accident this mornng and three men are lying deal under a Pennsylvania Railroad engine, tea; is lulf buried in the swamps about Sugar Camp Flats. The engine was returning empty to Snowshoe, after a trip to the Sugar Camp Mine. Four men were on it, three or l hem riding on the fireman's side. When round ing a sharp curve the engine left the track and, after running about sixty feet on tho ties, fell over a six-foot embankment inio the swamp burying all of the men under neath, save the engineer, who escaped through the cab window. The heads of the three men can be seen sticking out from under the imbedded boiler, hut it is impossible to recover the bodies until a wrecking crew arrives from Tyrone, which will take several hours. Their death must have been hor rible, for they were practically boiled alive by the escaping steam. The dead are: Harry Temple, fireman, of Snowshoe, unmarried. Cal Temple, brakeman, of Snowshoe. Leaves a widow and two children. Allen Reamer, engine hostler, of Dix Station, single. The only other man on the engine was engineer AI Rowen, who is quite seri ously injured. ARRIVED AT BERMUDA. An A merlon u Fleet Drops Anchor n Hamilton. HAMILTON, Bermuda, April 12. An American fleet arrived here this morning. All on board are well. The ships anchored off the British stockyard at 9 o'clock. Great preparations are being made by the offi cers of the British fleet at this station for the entertainment of the American offi cers. A grand ball will be given in their honor on Apiil 17. A LANDSLIDE IN BOHEMIA. riftj-tvto Houses Have Fallon In and the Kest Are Doomed. VIENNA. April 12. A landslide has oc curred at Klappai. Bohemia, causing a hill to move. Fifty-two houses built on the bill have fallen in. and It is apparent ihut the rest of the village will follow. RUSSIA RENEWS HER DEMAND. The PrlillcKTe of T,midlnf; Troops at Mitsnmphn Eviiclcd. YOKOHAMA, April 12. Advices from Seoul, Korea, are to the effect that Rus sia has renewed her demand for the privi lege of landing troops at Masampbo. DROWNED BELOW HATCHES. llKlil Sailors CniiKrlit in Capsized Itoat. LONDON. April 12. The steam lifeboat from the P.ulestow. Cornwall, station, while attempting to assist a fishing smack, which was in trouble, was overturned. Eight of the crew, including two engi neers and two firemen, were drowned. The latter were in the engine room, and as the hatches were battened down they could not escape. &AID TO BE A PRISONER. Mr Frederick IIiiiIhiiii Thoiiirht to Il" Held lj TrilicNincii. ACCRA. April 12. There is an uncon firmed report that Governor Sir Frederic Hodgson is a prisoner at Kumassi. A European missionary writes that five Eng lish officers and forty Haussas have been killed in the fighting with the tribesmen. BARRED FROM CITY STREETS. A Hallway Company Shut Out by Court From Wilmington. WILMINGTON. Del., April 12. Chancel lor Nicholson has granted a preliminary injunction restraining the Wilmington and Brandywiue Springs Railway Company from laying its tracks on West Sixth Street, thus preventing tho road from en tering the city. At the same time the chancellor decided that the Wilmington City Company does not have exclusive rights to the U3e of all the city streets, and that the legislature at that time had a right to grant a com pany the use of any of the streets. The Wilmington City Company Avill move to have the injunction made perpetual and the Brandywine Springs Company will ap peal the case to a higher court. The chan cellor decided that the Wilmington and Brandywine Springs Company had not built its road according to the conditions of its charter. The Brandywine Springs Company may apply for a new charter under the corpo ration law. RELEASED FROM CUSTODY. The Charge of Murder Airninst Charles Iinwcii Nol-nrosscd. On the motion of the United S.tates At torney for the District, the indictment against Charles Bowen, colored, charging him with manslaughter, for the killing of Samuel Jones, also colored, on September 17, 1S9S, was today nol-prossed. Unprecedented Snowfall in Chicago CHICAGO, April 12. The snowfall yes- J lerday and last night broke all records in Chicago for April. Two inches fell in two hours at one period of the storm. The storm continued until daylight this morn ing, and flurries of snow are falling today. Considerable damage has been done to tele phone and tedegraph wires. To View the nelipse. NORFOLK, Va., April 12. Lewis W. Ripley, representing the Hartford Scien tific Society, of Hartford, Conn., which is planning for an expedition to the South to see the ecjipse of the sun next month, has made arrangements with Observer Gray to allow a party of students from Yale, Brown and Harvard Universities to witness the eclipse from the roof of the Weather Bureau building in this city. Dawes Commission Lcnrcs. The Dawes Commission, acting on behalf of the Five Civilized Tribes of Indian Territory, left this city last nicht for their headquarters at Muscogee, Indian Tcrri- I tory. $1.25 to Baltimore ami Ttetnrn via II. & O. Saturday and Sunday; pril It and 1.1, good for return until following londjj". Tickets good on all trains except Hoyal Limited. Very wide Poplar, :iO Inches wide, cjjJw fCtcA in. lawn, t cr it., At fith and N. Y. ave. A STRIKE ON THE SOUTHERN. The Iloml Snld to lie Affected From ThlK City to Memphis. CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., April 12. All members of the Order of the Railway Trainmen- on the South ern Railway system quit work at 11 o'clock today on the order of President Powell, of the Order-of Railway Trainmen. At S o'clock this morning President Powell sent over the wires' from Atlanta the following message: To all telegraphers aJ i-iaiions ol Southern fijil waj : Turn jour red blodc aliotit and quit work at 11 oYkiek todaj Perform no irtke of any -rt Bland firm ind tkturj L jours. W. V. l'OWKLL. A. B. Stillwcll, of St. Louis, first as sistant to Mr. Powell, has opened head quarters at the Southern Hotel litre and has two stenographers busy. Mr. Stlllwell states that 75 per cent of tho emplojcs t-f the system are invaltcd n the srlkc end that the road will be tied up iro:n Wash ington, D. C, to Greenville, :i'- tud Memphis, Tenn. The. railroad authorities claim that the strike will not tie up a cin gle train and that Uiey have men n ady to take their placs. So far, tboru is ro appearance of an interruption to builccas here. THE CUMBERLAND STRIKE. l'rohnble KtTectK of the SumiiciikIoii of .the Mines. CUMBERLAND, Md., April 12. The mln ers of George's Creek will lose on an av- erage about $7,700" a day in wages at the present rate of 55 cents a ton as long as the strike lasts. The aeragc dally ton nage last year was 11,000 tons. It is said that should the strike exhaust itself and not a few people think it will the operators will embrace the opportunity to reduce (he forces in some of the mines, which, it is claimed, have been overcrowd ed. On the miner's tide, however, the ul timate success is anticipated, and, of course, if they win the reduction of the forces would be improbable. Conservative people think the most serious loss will re sult to the minors, as it will promote the introduction of machines, which the op erators are said to contemplate. Such a move would largely lessen the number of local mine workers. The suspensions of men by the consoli dation Coal Company is said to be respon sible for the thorough unionizing of the district. The union,, pre ions to the sus pensions, was numerically weak in com parison with the total force of the region, but since then men have been joining by the hundreds. The op-rators say they have never ob jected to conferring with their own men, but they will not consider outsiders who come into the region and make trouble. Some of the present agitators arc from the central Pennsylvania region, where tha men will keep on working, despite the strSU? here. The central Pennsylvania people teceivc CO cents a ton. A gentleman from Lonaconing stated that 1'iider the present rate the Mary. and miners were making big money, and he knew of a father and son who together were averaging ?200 a mouth. HAMPERED BY THE STRIKES. The Chicago Police I liable to Cope With Tlilcieft. CHICAGO. April 12. The robbers v ho entered the resideice of O. W. Potter, 130 Lake Shore Drive on Jlonday night, and carried away diPmori..s and other jewelry, variously valued t"?lC,oOt hae not jet been caught. The robbery was not re ported to tho police until late at night. The plunder, whk'h in-value exceeds any haul made by thieves In Chicago for sev eral years, consist, of diamonds, rubles, emeralds, opals, silverware, and watches. The robbery is supposed to have taken place at C o'clock, hi!e the family were at dinner. It was a second tory affair. Chief Kipley. of the Police Department, charges that the labor troubles have made such demands upon the department that he cannot properly patrol the rsidencc district. Nevertheless, he has issued an order to patrolmen that is liberally laden with sarcasm. He calls attention to the Potter robbery, alluding to it as the big gest robbery of the kind in the history of the city, and concludes by saying that a police department, comprised of 400 detec tives and 2,500 patrolmen, should be ample to cope with the half dozen porch-climbers known to be In the cRy- A NEW PRESBYTERIANISM. Dr. Hillis Thinks the AVesmiiistcr Creed Should He Amended. BOSTON. April 12. Dr. Newell Dwight Hollis, pastor of the Plymouth Church, Brooklyn, adds his voice to a cry for a new creed In Presbyterianism. Rev. Dr. David Gregg started the cry and now comes this confirmation. Dr. Newell Dwight Hollis was seen last evening. Ho was shown tho report of the action of tho Utica Presbytery and Dr. Gregg's statement. He read them both over care fully and then said: "Yes; I think that the Presbyterian Church needs a new creed. I do not care to comment especially on Dr. Gregg's statement, but I quite agree with him on the whole. The Presbyterian Church is badly in need of a new creed. A great movement, I think, is now on foot that will culminate in establishing the Church on a new doctrinal base.. Such a thing is perfectly natural and not in any way throwing discredit upon the Church." MAN AND WIFE GO TO PRISON. A New Haven Couple Given Long; Sentences for Forsrcry. NEW HAVEN, Conn.. April 12. Samuel 1 G. Parker and his pretty wife sat side by side in the criminal part of the superior court today and liftened to sentences that sent the husband to State prison and the wife to the New Haven county jail. The husband had pleaded guilty to five counts of forgery and the wife to the same. Par ker was sentenced, for ten years and his wife for four yearr. Jacob B. Ullman, who appeared in behalf of Parker, told Judge Wheeler that dab bling In stocks was the cause of Parker's downfall. Parker formerly ran a b-cket shop in Derby and Hie money he lost on the stock market he had gained by committing the forgeriee. Parker was apparently not affected by the sentence. The wife was calm and col lected. Mrs. Parker is twenty-eight years old. Burned by n Gasoline Explosion. GREENSBURG, Pa., April 12. Henry S. Breitigam, late tax collector of this town, and his son, Harry H. Breitigam, were burned by a gasoline explosion yesterday evening. The son was fatally hurt and the father seriously injured. The son con ducted a merchant, tailoring establish ment. A spark from the stove fell into a gasoline tank. The building was de stroyed. Tryinp? to Starve Jlerwelf fo Dentil. SHARON, Pa., April 12. Mrs. Ollle Rei mold, an inmate of the Mercer County Hospital, is trying to starve herself to death. For over forty days she has sub sisted entirely upon milk Injected Into her stomach through a rubber tube. Fence Pickets, 3,-lnch .sounrc. 4 ft. long, No. 1 qualitr, dressed 4 eides, 2&c. Lilbey fcUo. BOBIED IN TIE DEBRIS Tlii'ec Persons Killed and Many In jured by a Falling Structure. A. Four-Story "Warehouse Collapse in Pittsburg, KiiKiiIUwc Twenty live People The Ilt-movul of n Gir der Said to Iluve Jleeu Responsible for the DlHiiMter The Victim. PITTSBURG, Pa., April 12. The four story warehouse of the Armstrong & Mc Kelvey White Lead Company, at Second Avenue and Wood Streets, collapsed at 9:30 o'clock this morning, and it is believed that twenty-five persons are injured or buried in the ruins. A general alarm of fire was sent In and the firemen were im mediately re-enforced by the entire corp3 of men from the street cleaning depart ment, but it will be some time before the buried persons can be reached as the front half of the deep building sank to the ground and the wreckage Is fully fifteen feet high. Three men, who were thrown toward the Wood Street entrance when the accident occurred, were taken out alive before the firemen arrived, but all wee too badly hurt to give any explanation of the cave-in. It is said that the building was being repaired and a girder was tempora rily removed yesterday, but this report has not been confirmed. Later reports indicate that the accident was not as serious as first reported. It is known now that the following persons all more or less hurt, crawled or were helped out of the ruins before the firemen arrived: Charles Casper, Secretary of the Armstrong B- McKelvey branch of the lead combine; Miss Stewart, his stenographer; Herman Doescher, Harry Dawson. Charles Cooper, Fred Miller, Charles Ralney, William Mc Clure, James Simmes. It is also known that Noel Casper, Charles' brother, anJ Eugene Bernhardt are still in the build ing. Casper is alive. One fireman reacted him with a cup of water, but cannot g-t him out for an hour or more. The men employed by the contractor, who was ie palring the building, two women custom ers, and a man from Fayette county, who was in the store this morning, are all miss ing. A Iibt of the victims is as follows: The dead arc: Oscar Bigil, carpenter, employed by Mc Govern and Lytic E. C. Barnhardt, store salesman, thirty years old. Unknown woman, customer In store. The injured teriousiy are: Noel Caspar, citj salesman, rescued by firemen; un known man, a teamster, removed to hospi tal; Joseph Schloss, No. 1 engine Company, caught unckr falling wall; Michael Scans, steam fitter. The other injured were: Herman Doecher, warehouie man; Harry Dawson, shipper; J. Frank Webster, porter; Charles J. Casper, Secretary Armstrong, of McKelvey &. Co.; Miss Annie L. Stew art, stenographer Mr. Rainey. book keeper; JameSJms. employe of McGov ern & Lytle; iS"ed Miller, an employe in the htores; WllJJam McCIure, a watch man of the company; Bob , office boy. DEATH OF LIEUTENANT SCOTT. The .lllstnke of a- British Sentry Proves Fatal. VICTORIA. B. C, April 12. The tragic shooting of Lieutenant Scott by Sentry Gunner Higgins, Royal Atriilery, at Es quimau Naval Yard, on Friday night last, is again brought prominent! into attention by the death at the Naval Hospital of that unfortunate officer. His Injuries frcm the first had been regarded as most serious, the bullet tming penetrated his chest, passing through the uppar part of the right lung and dividing, left the bedy thxouzh two holes in the back. it was hoped that the lieutenant might survive and this hope gained strength when it was noted how bravely he ma ntained his strength during Saturday, Sunday, rnd Monday. On Tuesday morning he was un conscious and. Tuesday evening, the erd was announced. The enquiry in the cir cumstances of the shooting was resumed at the navy yard. It developed that, ac cording to the deceased officer's own state ment, he had lost his way prior to the shooting and was, at the time he was challenged by the sentry, climb.ng oer the ramparts. AN UNABASHED BRIBER. He Sees Xofhinf; AVronp In Offering Money for an Appointment. BOSTON, April 12. G. W. Ernst. Mayor Hart's private secretary, is authority for the statement that the mayor received a letter, a few days ago, from a citizen, who asked for appointment to an important of fice and offered, as a reward for the mayor's granting his request, the sum of ?1,000. Mayor Hart replied to the letter Inst Monday in a very brief manner and to the point. In the fewest possible words the mayor told the applicant that he had made a grave mistake. Ho called his attention to the bribery laws, the penalty thereof and, in order to save the officeseeker from disgrace and punishment, the mayor wrote that he would hold the letter for two or three days in order to allow the correspondent ample time to call in person for the letter lest it might be recorded against him in criminal annals. The strangest part of it is that the appli- .f nmt nrnmnJlv nt. thf mavor'K nffie and expressed his provoked feeling that he could not have the appointment, and, moreover, that he had bribery offer of ?1,000. to withdraw hie To Advance General Corhln. Mr. Frye, the Presiding Officer of the Senate, today submitted to that b dy an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the Army Appropriation bill pro viding that the Adjutant Gcner.:! of the Army shall have the rank, pay, and allow ance of a major general. 31r. Allen Jtetlcent. Assistant Secretary Allan declined tb:a morning to discuss his pr33p3:ttve teii.e ment from the Navy Department and ap pointment as Civil-Governor cf Potto Rio. He referred all enquiring persons to the President for information. Cuban Departments Merged. A general order was Isued at the War Department today, abolishing the Depart ment of Havana and the Departments of the Province of Havana and Pinar del Rio. and merging them Into one department to be known as the Department of Havana and Plnar del Rio. Brigadier General Fitzhugh Lee has been apolnted the com mandinggeneral of the department. $1.2.' To Baltimore nml Re- $1.25 tnrn via Pennsylvania Railroad. Ticket? on sale Saturday and Sunday, April II and 15, good to return until Monchy, April 10. All trains except the Congressional Limited. Flynn's BnsincBs Colleee. Sth and K. f5 Census Office Examination ?5 "Window T'ramea, made up at 75 c. tnd up; millwotk at low prices. Ctb and ". Y. at. THE PORTO RtCAN-BILL. Now In the Hands of the President for 111 SlKiintnre. The Porto Rican Tariff bill was handed to the President shortly after 2 o'clock for his signature. Mr. McKlnley was just starting for a drive and stated that he would not attach his signature to the bill until after his return. " LEAPED FOR THEIR LIVES. TnhnhituiitM of a. Tenement House CuiiRht hy Flame. NEW CASTLE, Pa., April 12. Elwood City, near here, was visited by fire in a big tenement house yesterday. The house was occupied by three families and board ers, in all thirty persons. All were sleep ing in upstairs rooms and escape was cut off by flames from below. Everyone had to jump and seven were injured, two per haps fatally. The others escaped with broken arms and legs and bruises. Ellwfiod has no fire I department and the house was destroyed. Loss, $7,000. MONEY LEFT TO COOPER UNION. John llalstead Ilcaiticafhs Ills For tune to the Institution. NEW YORK, April 12. The will of John Halstead, a retired merchant who died last May, makes Cooper Union the residuary legatee of bis entire estate, which Is ap praised at nearly $300,000. The bequest was a surprise to the trus tees of Cooper Union, for none of them had ever known Halstead personally and none of them knew that Halstead ever had even visited the Union. Nevertheless it turns out that the old gentleman he was more than eighty years old was a close student of the educational work of the Union and had devoted years of his life to observing the good that It did. Abram S. Hewitt, Secretary of Cooper Union, said of Mr. Halstead's bequest: "His gift, I think, will prove one of the largest ever made to Cooper Union. The value of the estate today is between $250, C00 and $300,000. but Cooper Union will not receive the bequest until the death of Mrs. Wiibert, Mr. Halstead's sister. It may then be of even greater value." THE POVERTY OF INDIA. Former Secretary Edare Writes ol" Destitution and Death. IIABRISBURG, Pa.. April 12. Former Secretary of Agriculture Edge and Mrs. Edge are on a tour around the world. They left here last summer and have been in Hawaii, China, Manila. Japan, and In Feb ruary were in Bombay, India. Colonel Edge writes that in the interior of India there has been no rain for three years and that the country is a de3crt. The people are starving and much of the live stoek has already perished. Nothing can be I grown except by irrigation and this only by hauling water up from deep weels with oxen. Their month's stay In India was full of Interest. At many stations they saw large piles of the bones of animals that ha-I died for want of food and water. He says they sav more real poverty in one day in India than they would see in a year in the United Stafs. "In fact." he writes, "our own people do not know what povert? ami the want of food means." In India he says hundreds of people are dying daily for the want of food. PERISHED IN THE FLAMES. I 'Woman and a Itoy llurned to Death ear Pittsburg. PARKERSBfRG, W. Va.. April 12.-The residence of Peyton II. Ruble, at Daisy postoffice, seven miles south of here. ws tlestroyed by fire. The Ruble residence was a two-story frame building and was occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Ruble, a little boy named Dais and Mr. Ruble's mother, aged so years. About 12 o'clock the grand mother woke up and found her room al most a mass of flames. She immediately called for help and her son soon appeared and carried her to a place of safety. He then hurried back and made three heroic attempts to rescue his wife and the Davis boy. who were sleeping on the second floor, but the flames had made too much headway, and it was impossible to reach the head of the stairway. He then called to his wife from the outside to jump from the window. She came to the front window and broke the glass, but was en eloped in flames before she could jump, and fell back. The dead are Mrs. Ruble, wife of Peyton Ruble, and Gonloa Davis, aged nine years, son of Albert Davis, of this city. Mr. Ruble was seri ously injured while trying to rescue his wife and will probably die. DISTRICT WATER SUPPLY. Heport on Its Condition During the .Month of March. Colonel Miller, of tho Engineer Corps. U. S. A., who has supervision over he Washington Aqueduct has submitted a re port on the condition of the w?ter svpvly for the month of March. This rapott con firms the experience of the people of the District and pronounces the water bad. During twenty-three days of the month the water was "very turbid" and "turbid" for six das. being clear for only two days during the entire month. The rej ort does not assign causes for the conditiou of the water or suggest any remedy for its betterment. The consumption of water, including waste, was tested for twenty-four boure. ending at 7 a. in.. March 28, and was in Hie aggregate 47,083,452 gallons. The balance of the report relates to detail work on the removal of sand Ixirs and the progress of repairing the tunnel and the Howard University reservoir. Some unexpected difficulties were met near sta tion 15 a short distance west of Howard University and it became necessary to close up the ends of tho tunnel with masonry walls and to pump cement into the sur rounding earth, which after hardening would enable the engineers to proceed with the work. The District Reform School. Senate bill 2190 amending the act relat ing to the Reform School of the District so as to raise the age of commitment from sixteen to seventeen years was passed to day. The bill also provides that the board of trustees may make rules and regulations for their own government and that of the Institution and for the release of boys com mitted to the school. The Government Receipts. The receipts of the Government today reached the sum of ?1,370,7S0.3S. They are made up of customs, $455,003.20; internal revenue, 871,584.24; miscellaneous, $44. 150.80. The expenditures amounted to $1, 6S3.C0O. Conference Report Asrrecil To. In the Senate this morning the confer ence report on the Legislative. Executive, and Judicial Appropriation bill v- .re sented and a-greed to, KorfolU'&AVnshlnffion Sicamliont Co. De'Jglitlul trips daily at 6:30 p. 13. to Old Point Cotnfott, Newport News, Norfolk, and Virirlnu Beach. For chcdule,sce pajre 7. Carpenters' List alwny Iltl on low at Friendly Comer, Libbey & Co. CtU k N. . av. AGAINST SEATING QUAY 3Ir. Burrows of jliclrigan Addresses the Senate. Compare It AVIth the Case of Jlenrj V. Corhett. of Oregon Comment on the Report of the Committee on Privileges anil Elections Ques tions the Governor's Authority. Mr. Burrows today delivered In th Sen ate the speech in opposition to tho Mat ing of M. S. Quay as a Senator from Pom sylvania which has long been Ieofcd far ward to as being the strongest argnuxmc to be put forward by the opposition. The. 3peech summarized the various contastims which have heretofore been prdsenUil. awl contained a long list cf quotation ttmtx various legal and constitutional authori ties in support of the ground taken br Mar. Buriows and his associates. Is begiaalas hia remarks the Miehigan Senator raid: "It is never a pleasant duty for tmg to differ with any considerable number of hi-) party associates, especially upoa a meas ure of party policy; but when the qHstlm in controversy Is not, or at least nttghc not to be, in any sense a party issue, bt is entirely dependent upon the higher eem sideration of constitutional construetfefr. the embarrassment largely disappears. My, views upon questions of this character have not been hastily formed or how for the first time publicly expressed. "Two years ago Henry W. Corbett pre sented a letter from the Governor of the State of Oregon commissioning him to a seat in this chamber, made vacant by the expiration of the term of Senator MtteheM. The right of the executive to make such appointment was questioned by the Sm ate, the oath of office withheld, awl the matter referred to the Committee e Priv ileges and Elections. As an humble "mem ber of that committee it beeawe my ty at that time, with the other members of that committee, to examine the (fwestiaH and, as the result of sueh examimtbMw I was forced to the conclusion that lfe power of appointment in that cae wtm not lodged with the executive, ami a ma jority of the committee so reported Tho Senate sustained that report by a veto of fifty to nineteen. Since that time I have seen nothing to cause me to reverse tny judgment; further exaiaisattoa h served rather to strengthen aad cosftrm It. The material facts la this ease are the same as they were iH that. The Consti tution is the same. The preeedeate Me . the sam The only change Is in tfc name of the party seeking admk o the Senate.'" 3Ir Borrows then, recited the bfetory f the Quay case, and in eomraeatisg apw tfc majority report of the Committae cm Prirl- Iexes ami Election said: "The sole question preeeated fr the cw sideratios of the Seaate is whether thto w caacy. occurring when the Legfctatwe wad in session, was sueh a vacancy, wtthte tb meaning of the Coastituttoa. J the O ernor of the State eould supply by t8wr ry appointment. If it was, then the rfcjfct of Mr. Quay to a seat Ih this h4sf, f virtue of the Goveraer's eenamlslo. te vm Qttstioned aad unquestionable- If k not. then sueh appoiataaeat was wbwi without authority of law, ami the umiiiiIId sion issued in pursuant thereof utterly, aull aad void." Referring to the remarks made by Sir Wofcett a few days age la which b . pealed to the friends of Mr. Quay ! to his assistance.' Mr. Burrows mti: "II have understood and supposed that ih qualifications for a United States S-. z$zw ere prescribed by the Cca&tiitii 1 i Pelted Stales, requiring that aa inanlit have attained the age of thirty year at Bine rears a citiaen of the I'siled Staff, and an inhabitant of the State iftmt " a chosen." "It has not been my understawttitg thai in addition to these qualiftcattaw b should possess the friendship of the indi vidual members of the Senate, or hu U he possessed these constitutional mwMM-t-jtions that the personal likes or rtkiMfce of the individual members of the Swte could in any way be invoked in deterwfefr ib? the right to a seat in this body. Wa are admonished that Mr. Quay ha hw t of ore been a member of the United State Senate, but It hs not been my t sundins that, in addition to age. ciiU bip. and inhabitancy of the State. II alco essential that one shouW have bewt a member of a previous Senate. 1 k jm And it laid down in the Coastltwhw. m on of the qualifications for adntrwtaa to thte body, that a naa should nt nmtf ba of proper age. citizenship, and a esiitBt of the State, bwt should also have Toted for or against the Force Wll at onw tinta in the course of his Senatorial career." Mr. Burrows thea referred to the flUctie sions that have taken place over the Mean ing of the "appointment clause"' at t ''onetltntian, and after a general tHecmfltwi of that subject, said: If Mr. Quay te admitted it will be tie Rrfel time in the history of the Senate at lb United States that the right has beew a corded the Governor of a Staia to nmiN temporary appointment to a vacancy wialcll happened when the Legislature was h e sien awl declined or failed to Ml K. M this be trne it onght to be tetef a ttal caae and end the controversy. That the Executive of a State hns tb power, under certain circuastaaces awl conditions, to raafce temporary aawolst menU of United States Senators to w t tited. but the extent of such power te rfc matter in ecntroversy. The executive w empowered to make temporary Apaotoit ments under certain restrictions rr.il lim itations, clearly set forth and tlo8wk IS has no authority, however, to strjT '! vacancies unless the construction r.tw ed for by the minority shall prevail." Mr. Burrows then gave a detailed l!ey. step by step of the develcpmetrt of v"o "appointment clause" from its incepti-JM to its fintl completion and embodiment la tfc Constitution and declared that the fjtfa ing express conditions nwrt 11 -exist before the executive of tho St can, exercise the power of temporary aaohtf ment' Firs-, a vacancy must happen: jeeantf. It mutt happen during a recess; ami thfal'. it must happen by resignation or other wise. "Only when these three thing oancwr and tfth-cxlat," he said, "can the ExeeHiHr of a State exercise the powar of tempwany appointment. "Xo Governor has yet attempted fd talto the mutter of selecting Senators out aC lia hands of the Legislature and make, tem porary appointment to a vacancy when tfia Legislature was in actual session. It will be a mere matter of time, however. If ibfcs refinement of construction continues, whorr the Executive of a State will usurp io functions of the Legislature and make ap pointments even when tho Legislature Jfci-ih, session. He can now, in the pfttiir JWr guage of the Constitution. aapoinS onfall vacancies which 'happen during the rcts of the Legislature." Death From Apoplevy. John" J: Jackson, colored. emgdoy4 a laborer in the City PostoSico, was. sctaMli with a stroke of apoplexy whlla at wtH in the mailing division about St.lO" o'elfttfl this morning. He was removed lo tie' Emergency Hospital, where he died. 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