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VOLUME XLIX-N UMBER 58. WHEELING. W. TA., TUESDAT, OCTOBER 30. 1900. PRICE TWO CENTS.
another fire horror occurs in new york ci ry. (toss of Life Hard to Determine, aa 2Iany Victims Are Buried Beneath Collapsed Buildings. AN EXPLOSION OF CHEMICALS J[a Drug House Hurled a Seven-Story building in the' Air?Many Injured by Hying Glass. i ' JsEW YORK, Oct. 29.~As a result of ti small fire several successive explosions of chcmicals occurred in the drug more at Warren and Greenwich streets to-day, and blew down a dozen buildings and badly damaged a score of others. The loss of life Is not known, but from nil sources of information it is gathered that there are perhaps the bodies of thirty persons in the ruins, because of the debris and the slowness of the moving or it, no body had been removed up to midnight. The disaster was one. of tho most terrible that has ever occurred in this city and rivals the "Windsor hotel Are in its appalling results, though, in loss of property it will be wwrse. Chief Crol:er of the Are department said topight that the loss is fully $1,500,000. The action of the tremendous catastrophe was more vivid and awful then (he city has seen for a long time. Buildings fell In on themselves or toppled over on others* iron girders were thrown yards away,, smashing through great walls, whole structures fell Into i the streets in piles- so tnat the line of thoroughfare could not be marked out, huge splinters of dron, steel and wood were flung into the streets and into the i buildings, clean through the ""walls ;where they buried women and men, ; people walking through the streets I were knocked down and dangerously Injured by timbers, glass and steel, horses were thrown down, wagons, svlndows, store fronts and all sorts of property lor blocks In every direction jsvere wrecked and damaged. There are thirty-five persons reported : missing and one hundred men, women and children are on the list of injured. Eearch for bodies is going on and will ; be continued all night. Chief Croker said to-night that no ? firemen perished in the fire, all his men ^ having been accounted for. STTiF A "WS OF WATER ? Poured Upon the Burning Buildings Proved Unavailing. NEW YORK, Oct. 29.?The long list of fire horrors that have occurred In and j around tho city of New York, a list that includes the Royal hotel fire, the [ Park Place disaster and the Windsor j and Hoboken fires, was added tn to-day I by the fire and explosion that shook the lower end of Manhattan like an earthquake, hurled a seven story building into the air and set fire to two blocks of buildings with a loss of life that only the efforts of the hundreds of men who were rushed to the work of digging away the ruins as soon as the fire was extinguished will reveal. The building of Tarrance & Company, makers of medical specialties, standing at the northwest corner of Greenwich and "Warren streets, and filled with [ chemicals, took fire In some way that i may never be known, at about a quarter after 12 o'clock this afternoon. It was sixteen minutes afternoon that a citizen ruphed Into the house of engine 29, on Chambers street, near Grenwlch, and Ehouted that Tarrant's drug house was Dn fire. Saw Volume of Smoke. He had seen a volume of black smoke coming from the third story window. An alarm was turned in. Soon afterward a second and third alarm was turned In. One fire company had Just arrived when a terrific explosion occurred and threw the entire engine's crew down the stairway. The firemen realizing the danger of their position, rushed out of the building to the street The explosion had filled the street in front! with a shower of falling glass and small I debris, which sent the crowd, which was already gathering on the opposite sidewalks, fleeing for safety and caused the hor*r* hitnh*,i I iw. v?i<- vuftiuca W *C?U" and try lo get away. Engineer Rocksbury was unfastening the horses and Fireman Brown, of the company, was turning the safety valve of the engine when the explosion occurred and covered them with a shower of glass. Both were injured, as was another belonging to the company. Crew Ordered Bock. Captain Devanncy, of the company, ordered his crew back Into the building OKaJn. They were dragging the line to | the doorway for the second time when another explosion, more terrlflc than the first came, nnd the whole crew were hurled across Greenwich street, Dcvan*>ey being so badly injured that he was sent to a hospital. In the mMniiwi. '? , . Uiu uuier UHBUICS that had respond**! to the alarm had collected and the firemen were busy rescuing pooplf? from surrounding buildings. Firemen had already taken many girls down the only lire escape upon fho building and mon; persons had b??on ?"irrt^d down the escapes of the homi.*i'!t> restaurant next door and thn buildings adjoining upon Warren street. Thi* second explosion occurred about five minutes nft*-r the Hrr.t. From the accounts of witnesses, the building fomed to l??ap into the air, and In a iiicment masses of brick wall, timbers Mid Monv wf.*re falling In tho utretstK. 'I'he for - of tlv? explosion tore away the v.-.ilix of the big commission store bouava fronting on Washington street and caused them to collapse, falling all at once Into a mass of timbers, boxes an<l barrels, from which the flames, which bur&t out from the Tarrant building llko the belching of a cannon, at once broke forth. flnmCB liftntWKl AmMW "RtlllflfTllTfl. Across Warren strict to the opposite buildings the flames leaped, setting them. all aflre at once, the force of the explosion demolishing windows'and all wooden etructures about the houses. In a moment "Warren street wa* choken up with a mass of debris and the whole place "tfas aflame. The great explosion was followed by half a dozen mors scarcely less Intense and by a counties? number of smaller ones. I3y this time the Are apparatus was arriving from every direction. Deputy Chief Ahoarn came about two minutes after the second series of explosions and he at once ordered a fifth alarm sent out followed by a general call for ambulances. The explosion and Are together had now assumed the proportions of a great catastrophe and it was at first thought that hundreds of lives had been lost. Throngs of people were rushing about in the nearby streets, many of them Panic-stricken, fleeing from the fire. They mingled In the crowd that was rushing down from Broadway to Din ...fen f A UUU wmneuChiefs Hurried to the Scene. The heads of city departments concerned In the many sided disaster, hurried to the scene of the fire. Chief Dsvery, of the police department, with deputy chief McLaughlin and Inspector Brooks and Captain McCluskey, of the detective bureau, were on hand hut a few minutes after Fire Chief Croker. Commissioner Scannell, of the fire department, Deputy Brennen, of the Charities department, in which the city's hospitals are included, and Superintendent Pooner, of the Building department, were soon on the scene. Hal' an hour after the explosion the streets for blocks around the fire were crowded with fire apparatus with a score ambulances, while hundreds of Dolice Were beln.tr rushad from all thr? I lower* precincts of the city to form lines and many priests from nearby parishes were going hero and there in tht smoke obscured thoroughfares, seeking for Injured who might need their aid. From the burning districts a column of smoke, was rising high In the air, mingled with flames that could not be controlled by hundreds of streams thrown upon them. The Second Explosion. The second explosion carried destruction 1? even' direction. That It did not causfr a. wholesale loss of life was due to the fact that almost ten minutes warning came after the first cry of fire ?a cry that was real warning to the people, yyho JkAgyr the character of the chemicals In the burning bulldlog^-and fully Ave minutes occurred between the flrst and minor explosion which warn- j ed every one within hearing and the second one. Just after the outbreak of I fire from the windows of the building a I dovn-town train stopped at Warren [ street station of the Ninth avenue ele- | vated road. It passed on In time to escape the explosion and the few people j who Were left on the platform of the 1 station are thought to have all escaped before the great explosion came. The , station master fled across the structure, i carrying with him the receipts of the day and his unused tickets, while two 1 women, who had stopped on the platform to watch the Are, frightened by the first explosion fled down the downtown tracks, assisted by the station j j porter, who took them to tho Barclay ! street station in safety. j Carried Away the Station. |. The big explosion completely carried | away the station and the mass of ma- ] sonry that fell with It broke through the I flooring and almost demolished the 1 I structure Just bolow the building. Im- I | mense masses of masonry,pieces of corj nice, great heams, window casings and j an Indescribable mass of wrockage of | j every description tumbled suddenly into the street In front of the building all at] once. The force of the explosion below had thrown the firemen ba^k across the I street, so that they were not caught, I but their escape from the mln of debris across the street was almost miraculous. The wreckage was thrown across through the windows of the building in which the Irving National Bonk is, on the northeast comer of the streets. The offices of the Irving bank and of Mecklem., bankers and brokers, were nearly I wreckedHoney Scattered in Confusion. | President Fancher, of the Irving bank, was away on business at tho time of the I explosion, but Vice Presidents Charles K. Mattlage and John W. Castre, CaahI Jer James A. Dcnnison and Aslstant Cashier IJ?njarain F. Warner, Paying I Teller "William Dunlap and Adjuster Van Zcidt, wore present. I At the first explosion an attempt was rn*do to gather all the money and paper ' that was lying on tho counters together j and throw them Into the safes, aad It was supposed, that this had l?een done | when the second explosion brought flyI Jng glass and plastcrings from the | lighted ceilings down about tho heads of everybody and caused them to escnpe | in a hurry. Captain McCluskoy, of the detective bureau, who hurried every nVallnMft my.i nC ' . Ml V uiu nulll 4.U MIC ?r*T, I was appealed to to protect the funds of ] tho hank, he being told that they wcro in the vault, the door of which was sup- | posed to be unlocked. Then tho captain and his nv?n went In, however, they found about 510,000 scattered In confusion over Counters nnd floor. Thin was hastily thrown Into the vault and tho door locked. President Fancher, of the bank, arrived within a few minutes of the start of the Hn> and waa nearly hysterical when he found what iiad happened. By half past 2, however, the directorn of the bank had mr>t and posted a sign in tho window stating that the bank Would du business to-morrow. Down In Mecidcm Iinw.* ijfllcea, in Uio bailment there were H. C. Mecklem and his brother William, with Prank Heckenbery, a boy, Thomas Hackett, a clerk, another man named Bruce- and some girls, among? them Ellen Van Deen and May Dunklomann. When the lire brcko out 190,000 In money lay upon the counters. Heckenbery was stationed at the door, while this was gathered together for putting in the vault. The first explosion filled the place with sulphurous smoke that nearly asphyxiated everybody. The second explosion blew in the windows ar.d cut the two Mecklems badly. The boy Heckenbery found the two girls lying in a heap fainted away. He carried them out to a place of safety. The others, when they came to their senses, gathered the money from the floors, put It in cigar boxes and carried It to Waddell & Company. Buildings Collapsed. The explosion tore down the buildings to the west, the walls of those on the Washington street side being hurled outward to the streets as If an explo slon had been taking place locally instead of away at the Grenwlch stree: end or tho block. It was thought. Indeed, that explosions had followed in these buildings, but no cause for them could be found. The Immense buildings of J. H. Mohlman & Company, fronting on Washington street, simply collapsed, n deluge of barrels and boxes filled with fruit, rolling out and forming a pile that stretched half way across tho street. At the time of the explosion, blazing barrels were hurled clear across "Washington street and set fires In the buildings to the west, threatening- an extension of the conflagration in that direction, but the firemen deluged these buildings and saved them . Engineer Alex. Phillips, who lives in Hoboken, was seen after the fire, and told how he tried to make his way up into the burning building. He said the people In the building were as follows: In the basement were the engineer's department and the shipping room, where five men were employed. All these, he thought, escaped, as he, himself, warned them In plenty of time. On the first floor were the otllces of the eomnanv flip retnU Hpnarimnnr. There were about half a dozen persons on this floor at the time of the Are. On the second floor was Breltenbach's pepsin chewing gum factory, where ten I girls and six boys were employed. ' Great Indignation. There was great indignation among | the business men in the vicinity when they heard what part the explosl%*es I had played iri the general catastrophe. An explosion from this drug store was not unexpected, and It was generally I believed In the neighborhood that ex- j plosive chemicals were in the place. I I Everybody was apprehensive of lire in ; that particular place. Phillips, the engineer at Tarrant's, said when he described his own hurried exit from the burning building that I Patterson, the chemist, had told him some, time ago that there were danger- i ous chemicals in the place, and that if It ever got afire the best thing the people employed there could do was to get as far away as quickly as they could. At 3 o'clock the fire was completely I under control of the firemen, the flames i still burning fiercely In the Interior of j the burned area, but danger of spread- i lng being over. KILLED HER SON. Widowed Mother Slays Her Boy Be-1 nnnio XT a rw A J I I ?.now uiuv/Acu vii^aicivca uuu j Was Bad. | CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.. Oct S5.? Clifford Caw thorn* sixteen years old, j was found dead In his bed to-day, at the I home of his widowed mother. His head had been hacked to pieces with a j hatchet. Mrs. Cawthorn, according to the police, confessed later that she killed her son "because he was bad and smoked cigarettes." She declared, it Is stated, ! that it had been her intention to destroy the whole family. Firemen discovered the crime when they were called to the house, which evidently had been set on Are to destroy the body. Mrs. Cawthorn is prostrated over the discovery of her deed. Hncked to Pieces. FORT WORTH, Texas. Oct. 29.? William Cawthorn was hacked to pieces, with pocket knives In the hands of a fnob near Tyler last night. The crowd gathered outside a school house where divine services were being held. They got into a. quarrel and disturbed the congregation. When Cawthorn came out and endeavored to quell the disturbance, he was assailed on all sides and stabbed to death. Four arrests were made. ^ HEAVY EARTHQUAKE In Venezuela Killed Fifteen and Many Injured, Including Members of Foreign Legations. CARACAS, Venezuela, Oct. 29.?At 4:46 a. m. to-day Caracas was visited by a severe earthuake. Fifteen persons were killed, and many others injured. Great damage vraa done to buildings, Including tho Pantheon and the churches. The United States legation was badly damaged, but all the occupants escaped unhurt. President Castro, who leaped from a balcony on tho second floor of the government house, had one of his legs broken. Mr. William Henry Doveton Hag gard, the British minister, had a ml- I raculous escape, the second floor of the British legation having fallen upon j him and burled him In the debris. | o WHILE THE CITY WAS ASLEEP Baltimoro & Ohio Laid Track on I Threo Squares of a Business Street. Litigation Will Follow. Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer. PAUKERSBUROr W. Va? Oct. 29.? I Between C nnd 7 o'clock this morning the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad ComI pftny. with the nsslptance of a hundred nnd fifty men, brought here during tho night, laid a track on three squares of one of the principal business streets, I contrary, It 1h alleged, to tho orders of the city government. The work was commenced so early and finished so quickly that efforts to obtain an injunction failed. A rumor that an attempt would be made to ts'nr up the track tonight, resulted in tho railroad company Oiling It with loaded cars. Much Ull};atlon Is probable. VIRGINIA DEBT FAKE BROUGHT UP IN CAMPAIGN. Tho Chiltons Supposed to Havo Inspired on Adroit Story in a Washington Paper. COVERT ATTACK UPON ELKINS. "Prominent Democrat" Makes Many TVrxHoV V.~ ri..? ^uuitou wvaioiuouto?-* u uc wiiwulated Last Daya of Campaign. Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer. WASHINGTON, Oct. 29.?Messrs. Jon and Will Chilton, of Charleston, W. Va., had a conference with Mr. Ben Oxley last night, in a room at the National Hotel. A3 a mere coincidence, it may k; be stated that in the morning Issue to$ay of a Democratic paper in this city, *? there appeared under glaring, startling headlines,an adroit story directly charg ing that some so-called syndicate is aiding in the election of a Republican legislature in West Virginia In order that a part of the Virginia debt may be Ead dlwl upon the state. It is not alleged that the Messrs. Chilton and Mr. Oxley Inspired the article referred to, the co| Incidence being mentioned as a basis for 1 speculation?put this and that together. After going Into a history of the debt j: question, which may or may not be correct?It doesn't matter?the following I paragraph appears: "It is now proposed to re-open this claim against the state of West Virginia, set apart by Virginia j aa West Virginia's debt, which, with in| terest at 6 per cent from 1871, added to the principle now amounts to $25,000,000, a very pretty sum, if West Virginia can can be induced or forced to pay it, to I divide among those who have secured possesion of these old bonds or so-called West Virginia certificates." Covert Attack Upon Elkins. Brown Bros' & Company, of New York, are referred to as the holders of these certificates, to the amount of - $8,000,000,and the old story Is recapitulated. Then a covert attack Is made upon Senator Elkins, which Is ascribed to a "prominent Democrat of West Virginia." The name of this "prominent Democrat" Is not given?perhaps there are three of them. The reason for this modesty may be that no reputable DemQpcaL.wiU want to be known as the..au-_ thor of the insinuations contained in the article. . A paragraph for which the "prominent Democrat" la paid to be responsible, is as follows: "From the most reliable sources, reports are coming In from almost every county In W*st Virginia to the effect that Senator Elklns and his trusted lieutenants are placing thousands of dollars in each and every county, and since it has been time and again publicly asserted by Republican authority that the Republican national committee refused to give the party managers any campaign funds for West Virginia, the question naturally presents itself: "From what source comes this great amount of money being spent in that state?" Hehash of Old Charges. Preceding this Is a rehash of the charge that Senator Elklns manipulated legislation In Congress In the Interest of the certificate holders and then It is stated that the syndicate is secretly taking an active part In the pending campaign In West Virginia, seeking to elcct the Republican state ticket and secure a majority of both branches of the legislature, and has contributed largely to the Republican campaign fund to colonise negroes In the state and to corrupt the voters who belong there; The chnrgo against Senator Elklns is made here, but the presumption is that the paper containing it, will he circulated during the closing hour? of the campaign in sections of the state where a denial cannot follow. Senator Elkins' position on the debt question was explained six months ago through the Intelligencer's Washington correspondence. No man can truthfully charge him with an attempt to saddle any part of the Virginia debt upon his own state. GENERAL DENIAL Made "by Committeeman Gibbs That Senator Scott Delivered the Speech Attributed to Him. Bpcclal Dispatch to the Tntelllgcnccr. PARKBRSBURG, W. Vn., Oct. 29.Chairman Dawson has received the following telegram from Frederick Glbbs.a member of tho national Republican executive committee, and who waa pres ent at the Roosevelt dinner and sat near Senator Scott ut the table: "NEW YORK. Oct. 2D. , ' The words attributed to Senator Scott at the Roosevelt dinner on Friday night nre nn unqualified lie from beginning to end. No speeches were made by any one. Senator Scott at no time made any references to trusts or to colored voter*. This statement can be vouched for by every gentleman present. if necessary. The publication of Senator Scott's nlloffed spcech is u Bryan and Tammany trick, and the last struggle of a defeated party. " (Signed) "FREDERICK S. GIBUS." Dawson's Estimate. I Epeclnl Dlspntch to the intelllcpncer. PAHICB118UURQ, W. Viu, Oct. ?!>.Chnlrman Dawson, of tho Republican state commlttce made the following official announcement to-night: "MclClnley will carry Went Virginia by fully 1S.OOO majority. The state , ticket will be elected and the Republicans will hav? a good majority In tho ' legislature.'* ROOSEVELT ASSAULTED By Hoodlums at the Home of the Democratic Candidate for Governor?An Immense Crowd Out to Meet Him. ELMIRA, N. Y.. Oct. 29.?For the first time In New York state and in the home of the Democratic candidate for governor, Theodore Roosevelt was assaulted on the streets of Elmira tontrrkf An Vie IfOr r? thri nlflTfll rtf TTWnt lng. He was in a carriage with former Senator Fassett and at several places aiong the route was pelted with eggs and vegetables and greeted with the vilest epithets. He sat in dignified silence while the police looked on quiescently. The campaign club from Corning was also assaulted personally, and a bitter fight ensued. In the places of meeting the governor had no interruptions. After it was over he said: "It was nasty conduct, the conduct of hoodlums." Governor Roosevelt finiBhed the first day of his second week's campaign in this state by an invasion of the home of the Democratic candidate for gov ernor, Hon. John B. Staunchfleld. At Ithaca the governor's reception was of a most friendly nature and he paid a compliment to one of the college men, a son of Richard Croker, by refusing to do as he has generally done at other stops, make a personal attack upon the Tammany leader. In his hour's speech he did not mention the name of Mr. Croker. At Van Netten he made a short address. His welcome in Elmlra was a great political demonstration. There were nearly a thousand mounted Rough Riders and the lyceum and new Tlvoli theatre were crowded with people eager to hear the governor speak, and overflow outdoor meetwigs were held. Fully 20,000 people were In town. The governor to-day at all three of his stops, and especially in Elmlra tonight, devoted himself principally to a defense of the national administration. minIrsTtIvork. General Resumption in the Anthracite Field?Few Collieries Failed to Besume. PHILADELPHIA. Pa., Oct. 29.?Today witnessed an almost general resumption of work In the anthracite coal region, where for six weeks the mine workers therein employed have been on strike for an advance in wages, a reduction in the price of powder, and in several districts the abolition of the sliding scale of wages. In a few instances collieries operated by individuals and by companies have failed to resume, but in the main it can be safely said that hard coal is once more being mined. The Philadelphia & Reading Coal & Iron Company, which controls over 20 per cent of the output of the anthracite region, and which is the largest operating company In the hard coal field, to-day received word from General Superinterfdgnt.Luther, at PottsVilleT tiOT thlHV^^Strren^br the HHi'rtynine collieries operated by that company were working this morning. This Is the number thut was in operation on Monday, September 17, the first day of the strike. Following that date, however, each succeeding day witnessed the closing of additional collieries, until all controlled by the Reading company were shut down. The two collieries not in operation to-day are the West Shenandoah and the Henry Clay. The former is in the Schuylkill region, and according to the Reading officials did not resume because of the construction of a new breaker. The Henry Clay, It was stated. Is Idle because the abandonment of the mine Is contemplated. With tho resumption of the Reading collieries. It Is admitted by the company that further opposition to the demands of the mine workers Is useless, and It Is the belief of the ofllcJals that within a few days those operators who have not yet acceded to the demands of the Scranton mine workers' convention will have done so. Big Republican Bally. Special Dispatch to tho Intelligencer. MARTINSBURG, W. Va., Oct. 29.? The Republicans held a big rally in tho opera house here to-night. The speakers were Judge A. H. Steele, of New York, and "\V. C. Brown, of Ohio. Both speakers made eloquent and convincing addresses on the issues of the campaign. _ Ferrell Case Heady for the Jury. MARTSVILLE, O.. Oct. 29.?Final arguments were delivered to-day in the trial of Rosslyn Ferrell, on the charge of killing express messenger Lane. Today was the beginning of the third week of the trial. The case will go to the Jury to-morrow. TELEGRAPHIC TICKS. Dr. Von Muhlberg succeeds Baron von Richthofen as foreign under sccre William S. Strykcr, adjutant general of New Jersey since 1S67, died at his home at Trenton, Monday, aged sixtytwo years. The prices of steel plates yesterday went from 1 l-10c per pound to l^c hy agreement among the manufacturers, who have recently been conferring upon the subject. The American Tube and Iron Company, of Youngstown, Ohio, resumed operations in full Monday morning, after a shut-down of many months. The works employ four hundred hands. The Chinese minister at Paris cabled to Emperor Kwang Su yesterday. urging his majesty to return to Pekln, pointing out that his so-doing would very greatly facilitate the peace negotiations. A conflict between twenty-four armed Cnrlists and a detachment of gendarmes occurred yesterday near Badalenn, Spain. The chief of tho Carllsta was hilled and another man was wounded. Secretary Ilay Monday afternoon returned the nnswer of the United States government to the lirltlsh-Oermnn agreement respecting China. It will not be made public until it has been delivered In London and Uerlln. A dispatch received from Pretoria annnunecs the death from enteric fever of Prince Chrlnttan Victor of SchloswlgITolPteln, eldest son of the Prlnccss IIolonc, of England, a grarul-son of Queon Victoria, He wm born In 1K 7 and wnu a major In the KIiik'h Iloyal Mes. In the United Stolen circuit court Monday nt St. Lou In. Jud??e Anion Thayer denied the application of the Guaranty Trust Company of New York and JuIIuh Wclnh, for the appointment of a ecpiimt? receiver for the Otnuha and St. Jxmls Railroad Ccrmpuny, ALVORD CAUGHT ;> BY DETECTIVES IN THE HUB CITY. Hrcq .Been joining ill ijocroa fcvcr His Abrupt Departure From the Bcmso of Wall Street WILL FACE HIS SHAKE. Debated Whether or ITot to Suldtta Glad Suspense is Over?Will Accept Sentence Without a Word. ( BOSTON, Oct. 29.?Cornellua H 5Uford, Jr., the absconding toller of tho First National Bank In New York City, who Is charged with stealing: $700,000 from tho hank, was arrested hero this afternoon, hy Chief Inspector "William Watts, ot this city, and Detective Armstrong, of New York, In an ordinary lodging houso at the corner of West Newton atreet and Burlington avenue. When arrested, Alford. who knew De tectlve Armstrong, stated that ho was glad the suspense -was ended tmd mi willing to go back to New York without papers. He sat down on the bed aid smoked a cigar and was only dsecsefl^n his underclothes at the time. He afterward ifressod quickly and, packing a few underclothes in a bag, stated ho was ready to go. A hsok was called and he was driven to police headquarters, and, after being measured and photographed under the BertlUon system, was taken to New York on tho 8 o'clock train. Chief Inspector Watts In an interview, stated that tho department was first informed thai Alvord was In this city last "Wednesday morning, when Mr. Henry Alexander, of Denver, Colo., telephoned that ho had seen Alvord in the Hotel Touraine. Ho stated that he knew him well, had <2ono business with him In New York find described him. perfectly. This information was wired to Captain McCluskey, of New York, who 1 mediately sent Detective Sergeant Tinker here to identify him. Could Not Find the Han. . In the meantime Chief "Watts and Detectives Douglass and Morriosey went to the hotel, but could not find the man. Inquiry of the hotel people brought out the fact that a man answering the description had registered as Bryan Sterling and had been assigned a room, but that he had not used It. On the arrival of Detective Tinker, a search of all of the hotels in the city was made, without success. From Information brougnt to Chief Watts to-day he and Detective Armstrong went to a boarding- house la the back bay. They went up to a back room on the first floor and found the door lockc-d. On gaining admission as gas inspectors, Armstrong identified Alvord, who semed greatly relieved that Armstrong had arrested him and said as much. During his stay at police headquarters Alvord told Chief Watts that he had not seen his wife for two weeks, although prior to that time, he had told her of his financial circumstances and asked her if he should kill himself o.face it out, and she had told him <e face It out. He stated that he had not been near Mt. Vernon, but that he laft New York last Tuesday at midnight and arrived In Boston Wednesday morning. Eaten Several Meals There. He admitted having registered as Bryan Sterling at the Touraine hoteJ and said he had eaten several meals there; that he had taken the lodgings ivhprn hp ums fnurrl thp following da*7 and that he had not been out of tho place since. When asked what he had done with the money he said: "Well. $700,000 Ib a whole lot of money but It goes easy." In referring to horse races, ho said J?;, had backed horses, but never on ract tracks and had owned fast horses himself. He said he had lived his life and had taken life to Its lull at the rate ov $50,000 a year or more. He said ho would not make any flght, would throw up his hands, take his sentence and after that was over, would come out ?>i the world again. He said he knew ho would be unable to securo boll and that he had nothing with which to moke restitution. On being searched at police headquarters only a few dollars were found In his pockets, which he was allowed to keep. He sent a telegram to Lawyer Gardiner, in New York, asking Win to meet the train when it arrived la New York. Jordan Still Leads* 1 BOSTON, Oct. 29.?Barker had hio hands full this afternoon in the c,heck6f !-h!imn<nniihl.> n-lth Won fir,111 ly succeeding In drawing the finest game thus fur. The evening gamowaa the shortest of a series, and woa also a draw, ko that Jordan still leads in games, two to one, while twonty-threo have boon drawn. The opening for tho day was the "cross." Noted Theologian D?ad. NEUCATEL, Oct. 29.?Frederick Oodet, the theologian and .tutor of the lata Kinperor Frederick of Germany, la dead. E. & 0. Posscngor Agent Dead. BALTIMORE, Oct. 29.-J. M. Shryvnr. genorul passenger ngent of tho Haitimore & Ohio, dk-d at noon to-day of apoplexy. Weather Forecast for To-Day. For Ohio and Wont Virginia?Ilaln nnfl coolor Tuesday; Wednesday fair; frcih northerly windn. For \V?*ifin I'cnnsylvanla?Rttln. follows! by fair and eool#r weather Tuesday; Wedncnday fair; fresh northerly wind?. Local Tomperature. Tim toinporaturo yrsterUay iwt ob*orvod by C. fichnopf, driiKKlst. corner Market and Fourteenth atrectn. was na follows: 7 u. in 47 I a p. 79 'J u. m 4-? I 7 n. m 70 J2 U4 wcatber-Fi*r. A