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RICHMOND, VA?, SATURDAY, MAY 16, 1903. PRICE TWO CENTS, SUMMARY OF DAY'S NEWS. THE WEATHER. ?WASHINGTON, May IS.?Forecast for Eaturdav and Sunday: Virginia and North Carolina?Fair Sat? urday nnd Sunday; light varlablo winds. The more susceptible Suffered from the hont yesterday, but the day ns a. whole wan pleasant, tho thermometer rnnglng between "8 nnd CU. Fair weather Is pro dieted for to-day and to-morrow. STATU OF TJ113 THERMOMETER. ? ?. m.? Vi M. 78 8 P. M.ko ? V? M.73 P. M.Tu 12 midnight .,.CU Average.73 ?-? Highest temperature yesterday.82 Lowest temperature yesterday...??.., w Mean temperature yesterday. 71 Normal temperature for Mny.Cl Departure from normal temperature,. 01 Precipitation dui Ini; past >4 hours... 00 miniature Almanac. Mny 16, 1?3. Sun rises.BiO? I HIGH TIDE. Bun Rets. 7:11 | Morning.7:G? Moon rises.,.??.'? | EvenltV.r.8:23 RICHMOND. Corner-stor.e of new Catholic Cnthedral to be laid Jlt/e 4th with Imposing cere? monies-Telegraph companies 10 light Underground conduit "ordinance-Resigna. tlon of Dr. Kerr to he tendered to-mor?. row-Veterans nnd Howitzers leave for New Orleans to-night-Legislature con? cludes It? work and will adjourn finally Tuesday?? University of Virginia, appro? pria lion bill to ho passed next November ?Founder of Christian Endeavor move? ment to reach here and speak to-morrow ??Arrangements for Hollywood Memorial Day-The will of Mr. I). J. Baldwin; leaves money to old St. Jon's Church Damage to residence of Bishop Van de Vyver-Celebra tlon of bltth of John woeley to begin to-morrow-Condition of tho tobacco markot-Druids preparing for great excursion-Changes at tho Y. M. C. A.-Well known veteran Is para? lyzed-Destitute Mrs. Howett secures s home-Move to erect, fac Rimile of Mon? tlcollo at St, Louis; commissioners adopt resolutions?Road and primary bills fall to pass the Legislature-Legislators visi It wild animal show-D?cisions rendered by United State? Court. MANCHESTER -Dedication ol Central Methodist Church to-morrow-Funeral of Mr. John Edwards this afternoon-Hoard of ?1 dermen last night?Royal Tribe of Jo r-cph-Klks to go to Bedford-Baln brlelge-Street Church to havo a large choir ?Mrs. Tolcr not so well. VIRGINIA. Morrison Spoko Works In Fredericks l.uig to be enlarged?-Negro man killed by a train In Mecklenburg-Man falls tfilrly-fivo feet In Lynchburg, falls on a pile of rocks, and will recover-Preparar lions for the diversion of the Apponiti ttox near Petersburg-The Stuart meetings in Petersburg and their Influence on tem? perane?.? sentiment-Wonderful escape ot turn burled lindera fnlllm; roof near Win thester-Street cars started in St.iunton ?Dr. McKlm to deliver Memorial Day ?ddress In Staunton-Corner-stone of Newmarket monument luid nt Virginia Military Institute-Coroner Odend'hal Ik missing In Norfolk-William Whalen held without bail In Alexandria-Pri? mary in Suffolk--?Virginia defeats North Carolina, in track and Held meet at Chur lottcsville by a score. 0f forty-six to forty five. Marriages-Hetm?n fnlpes and Miss Eunice liarrett In Windsor; Frank ?. Cllft and Miss Lula Lynn In Stafford. Deaths-F. C. Roberts ajf AVlndsor. NORTH CAROLINA. Southern Cotton Spinners* Association tt Charlotte passes resolutions for cur? tailing overproduction-Eleven Indicted by grand Jury for death of T. P. Jones it Wilson and troops called out-y-Play lo be given in Greensboro by Daughters of Confederacy-Ge.-n.Min syndicate to build large cotton and woollen mills at Spray-Hottled beer analyzed at Raleigh found to contain formalin 2nd salicylic ncld. GENERAL. Another wild day in New York cotton rnnrket, but opinion prevails thnt tho woist is past-Senator Martin In Wash? ington, hut refuses to talk on either na? tional or State polities-Party of Baltl moreans to make a tour of '.ho .Seahoard Air Line-Long shot won the second race at Morris Talk, and nil entries ot Mr. Gardner were cancelled as a result Rradstreet'a Review of Trade says that warmer weather has given an Impetus tc both wholesale and retail trade-Two persons perish and several others serious? ly Injured In Chicago lire-Stock prices sagged to lowest level of tho year yester? day, und the recovery that followed was not weil held-Hoard appointed to come to Richmond to supervise the launching if the cruiser Qalveston in order Hint she uiav tie towed to Norfolk for completion it the government yard-Senator Bushn, !>f St. ??????, confesses to accepting a bribe and Implicates other prlltielans?? P.. IL Hnrrunan, railroad magnate, hns ?light attack of appendiciti.?!-There was talk a plenty at the Philadelphia meeting In the Interest of negro education, but the purse raised was small-A plot was discovered to kill President Roosevelt while he was In California. FIVE OFFICERS TO TAKE THE GALVESTON (By Associated Press.) WASHINGTON, D. C, May 1G..?An? nouncement was made to-day of the following Hoard of Naval Officer? to ar? range for the launching and transport to the Norfolk navy yard of tho cruiser Galveston, tho contract for tho comple? tion of which vessel by the Trlgg Ship? building Company has been revoked: Rear Admiral T. O. Selfrldge, chairman; Naval Constructors Frank L. Fermile! und VV\ G. Croesheck, unti Lieutenants Arthur St. C. Smith und Anteil Thelss. FOUGHT FATAL DUEL IN LADY'S PRESENCE (Ily Associated Press.) VAL DOST a, ? ?., May IE.?News leached hero to-day from a remote section of Ecliols county of thd fatui shooting of .liimes ltlgdon by William Lewis. Loth young men were suitors for the hand of Miss Rosa Johns, and, according to the recounts received, thoy mei In her father's house, quarreled, and tho shooting fol? lowed In lho young lady's presence. AMERICANS STORMED AND STOPPED PLAY (Ily Asmirtnleil Prcas.) MANILA, May In.?A party of Ameri ???? storm*'! tho stage of the Liberal ROBBED OF FORTUNE OF $50,000 IN JEWELS (By Associated Press.) t LONDON.-Muy 15.-H Is said that Mrs. Pierre Loriilarcl. of New York, was robbed of $VJ,?W vvorth of jewels while travelini? uwu Parla u London, ,,?..( STRIKING EVENT ON JUNE 4TH Lay the Corner-Stone of | the Cathedral. DISTINGUISHED VISITORS EXPECTED Apostolic Delegate of United States to Be Present. FATHER BARDOW TO BE THE ORATOR An Eminent and Eloquent Ecclesiastic from New York?Many Expected to Attend from All Parts of the .Country?Something About the Handsome Building Now Being Erected. On the afternoon ot Thursday, June-Ith, at 4 o'clock, the date Just fixed for the oi'ent, the corner-stone of the great new Roman Catholic Cathedral now In pro? cess of erection here will bo laid with much pomp and ceremony. Tho occasion will be one of tho very liveliest Interest to Catholics throughout Virginia and the entire ?South. The new house of worship, built at a cost of at least a quarter of a million of money, will be the finest from hero to Florida, and many people from the outside, in? cluding distinguished clergy and bishops. are expected to be present to witness the blessing of the foundations. Invitations have been sent out In great numbers, and many of them will be accepted. At home perhaps every Catholic In the city will bo on the scene. APOSTOLIC DELEGATE COMINO. After considerable work In connection with the matter. Bishop Van do Vyver has Just practically completed all ar? rangements, and the llrst positive an? nouncements were made yesterday. The date and hour will be aa told above. The corner-stone laying will be conducted by Ills Excellency Diomede Falconlo. apos? tolic delegate to the United States. This news will be received with general pleas? ure. Ills Excellency is one of the dis tlngulshed men in the church, and he has never yc-t been? to Richmond. His hcad ?luurters at this timo aro in Washing? ton. The orntor of tho occasion will be the Rev. Father William Bardow, of New York, tbo distinguished and eloquent Jesuit priest. The actual services will be marked more by simplicity than other wise. Thoy will consist in prayers and psalms nnd so on, the blessing of the foundations, of the place where the altar will bo situated and finally of the corner? stone Itself. Bishop Van do Vyver him? self and others will participate. The de? tails of these services will bo announced later. The Bishop has not yet decided whether or not he will hnve a proces? sion. The particular pomp In connection with the occasion will be the attendance. Mnny bishops and out of town clergy and others have been Invited nnd a great number are expected to attend. Mr. Thomas Fortune Ryan, of New York, who contributes the entire amount for the erection of the Cathedral, has beon In ?i-ltcd with Mrs. Ryan, but It Is not yet known If he can bo here. The local Catho? lics will probably be out In force. Ar? rangements will be made to seat some. but there Is ampio standing room around tho place to accommodate all. THE CORN'ER-STO ? F.. Special Interest attaches to the corner? stone Itself. It Is a hlock of stone cut Ili the Garden of Gethsomane, and is held sacred, ns coming lrom the spnt where the Lord Jesus rhrlst spent the lust hours of his life upon earth. Fifteen years ago thoro was already In the minds of the Catholics of Richmond the erection of a great cathedral some day. Archbishop John J. Keane wns then bishop of Richmond, nnd he made a trip the Holy l^ind. While In Palestine he had tho stono cut from tho Mount of Olivos, In the Onrden of Gethsomane, nntl brought It home with him. Since that timo it bus henn carefully stored away In the basement of tho present cathedral short while ago it was taken"out and given into the hands of tho workmen WAS PLOT TO KILL THE PRESIDENT This Explanation of Extreme Diligence with Which He was Guarded in California (By Associated Press.) OAKLAND. CAI.., May 15.? The ex? tremo diligence which was exercised by tlio local pollco In guarding President Roosevelt during his Journey through, nnd his brief visit In Oakland, was the subject of much comment yesterday, and this extraordinary precaution la now ex? plained by the fact not heretofore known to the public of Information received by tho authorities or a plot which carried out would lii'J.'o meant tho asa.sslnatlon of President Htiosbvujt In this city. l.ato Wednesday night, Mayor (?i?oy received a ronitnutiieutltm signed "K. N." stilting l but tWO. "leu tunned Charlen Gli-urdo. and Antonio Polivlnco, the lut? ter un' Itullan,. svito' tried to Idll tho Em? peror of Austria, before St. Stephen's ciuii'oh, In Vienna, May, isa7, had agreed to mcot at Olraldo's house to discuss Iho killing of tho President, l'ho .vilim? udd ;tl: "I heard thnt Olnirdti was In corres. pondeiice with ('zolgoz's ut l.os Angeles." The letter wns referred to lliu pullce, who ag.Uucd, to iliacu?.? tho ?utigr, ,^_,.^ who havo gotten It Into the right shapo. It Is tho stono that will bo laid next month. THE NEW CATHEDRAL. The now cathedral will bo, perhaps, the finest edifice of tho sort In tho enti ri Sonili. It is the gift of Mr. Thomas F. Ryan, of Now York, to the Catholics of tho community, and It will cost about ????,???. Some Idea of Its magnificence may bo obtained by tho consideration that It svili cost consdernbly moro than three times as much as any church In Rlch rnoiii] to-day. A detailed description of tho cathedral has been printed heretofore. It will bo of Virginia granite, and will bo cruciform In shnpo. It will bo surmounted by a hnnd?omo domo. Tho Interior arrange? ments nini appointments will bo striking? ly beautiful Tho present cathedral will be converted Into a parish church, and the prosont Sncrnd Heart Church will bo abandoned as a house of worship. Work on tho cathedral Is progressing ? nlceJy. The foundations nro down and tho stones aro beginning: to appear above | g'onnd. Tho place Is expected to be com? pioto In about two years. WILL FREE TRADE BE ABANDONED British Premier Says He Can Imagine Gireumstances that Alight Bring it About. (By Associated Press.) LONDON, May ?d.?Premier Balfour, ac? companied by the Chancellor of Ex. i'hen,u<.-r. Mr. Ritchie, received an Influ? ential deputation of Unionist members of the Houso of Commons to-day, headed by Mr. Chaplin, a former president of the Board of Agriculture, who protested ogalnst the remission of the grain duty. Mr. Balfour made a long argument In | icyly to tho representations of tho depu? tation, but did not give the ?lightest In? dication of conceding the demands. The tax was never intended to bo a protectivo measure, he said, and could not be a permanent part of the fiscal system. Ho ?lid not intend to say that tho present sys? tem was necessarily permanent. New conditions had arisen since the old freo trade policy was adopted, and ho could Imagine clrcumstar^es under which Great Britain, by way of retaliation, would no longer be content to be made a passive target for other countries living under different conditions. Mr. Balfour concluded with saying he would welcome a closer fiscal union of tbe motherland and tho colonies. The move? ment, however, would bo extremely diffi? cult to carry out, and must come from tho heart, conscience and intellect of the great masses of the people. CHAMERLAIN FAVORS PROTECTIVE POLICY. LONDON, May 15.?Addressing his con? stituents at Birmingham to-night, Colo? nial Secretary Chamberlain made a speech which seems to foreshadow tho direct raising of the question of free trade vs. protection at tho next general election. Mr. Chamberlain's unusual reticence, nnd his absence from Parliament and the political arena since he returned from South Africa have been tho occasion of considerable comment, as has also the| fact that be took no part In tho heated discussions excited by Mr. Ritchie's bud? get nnd the remission of tho grain tax. In to-night's pronouncement possibly will bo found an explanation of this attitude. It at least, shows a variance of opinion with Premier Balfour's speech of to-day on the abolition of the grain duty. For | him Mr. Chamberlain said local questions were comparatively unimportant beside the great imperialist policy, upon which | tho fate of the empire depended. The speaker said that he believed that I an entlrly wrong interpretation had been placed upon tho doctrine of free trade, but that the country ought not to be bound | by this, and it should not hesitate retali? ating, if necessary, wherever the inter-1 c-sts between the colonies and the home I country were threatened. Mr. Chamberlain added: "There aro two alternatives before you: first, to main? tain the free trade policy In all Its se- | verity, although It is repudiated by every other nation and your colonies; second, to insist that we be not bound by any | purely technical definition . of freo day. While we seek the one chief object, tho I free Interchange of commerce between | ourselves and all the nations of the world, we will nevertheless recover our freedom, resume the powr of negotiations, and, if | necessary, of retaliation." THE TESTAMENT OF MR. P. J. BALDWIN Leaves His Estate to His Partner?Sum for St. John's Church. The last will and testament of the late David J. Baldwin, of tho firm of Baldwin and Brown, hardware merchants, who died quito suddenly a week or more ago, was probated in tbe Chancery Court yesterday morning by Judge Oriiiiinn, Mr. Gotirgo W, Brown qualifying as ex-1 editor and furnishing a bond of ??0M). Tho estato is appraised at $15,000 or more. Under tho will, Mr. Brown, tho oxo cutov and former business partner nnd lire-long frlond of tho deceased, Is made practically tlio sole beneficiary, tho docu? ment concluding with the nomination of Mr. mown as executor, and requesting) that bo bo ?required to give no security whatever, Other than Mr. Brown. St. John's Epis-1 copal Church Is thu only beneficiary, and m this institution Mr. Baldwin bequeathed $500, to be paid In annual installments pf| $20. B. c. Kennedy, W. A. cronshaw, ?, t. Wulklii?, W. W.' Brock and J, T. Muuncy ' appraised the estate, deciding upon ?t?,OXi | ne a fair llymo. The will was drawn peyera) years ago, anil was wllnu-Vcd by HeWi'ly T. ?rilinj? und George ?? Davis. EYE KNOCKED OUT BY RAILROAD SPIKE Frederick. Hurn.i bud oi.o of his eyea knocked out lust nlfflit at the Oilcans Blt'fli't Stallini, In Kultiiu, by being strut?.? with a militimi spike, tin own by home one for. whom the I'.olico we &n$i lefjWnj!. SENATOR - CONFESSES Corruption Was Rampant In Missouri Legislature. BOODLE WAS PLENTIFUL There Were Circumstances, Says Sen? ator Busche, that Compelled a Fel? low to Take Money or Else Get the Worst of It. (By Associateti Press.) ST. LOUIS. MO., May 15.?Unable to bear tho strain of mental torture, which he says ho has suffered since tho grand Jury investigation into legislativo bood llng was instituted, former State Senator Fred L. Runcho went before Circuit At? torney Folk this afternoon and mado a completo and far-reaching confession of his connection with corrupt deals, extend? ing over a. period ot eight years. Rtischo's declarations involve several men of prominence, and lie names thoso who have been conspicuous at tho State Capitol as distributors of boodle. Later Bufcche was taken before tho grand jury. When ho emerged from the Jury room tears were streaming fcown his cheeks. "With his face burled In his hands he hurried away. "1 had to do these things," said Busche In reciting his story to the circuit attor? ney. "Thero wero circumstances that make a fellow tako money or else get the worst of it." Busche then told of his connection with legislation four years ago. Ho prefaced his remarks by saying that all sorts of money was used at that time to influence legislation. "Money," he said, "was offered on pretty nearly everything of Importance. The steam and street railway interests were always very active, and their rep? resentatives paid us." Going hack to the Thtrty-clghth Assem? bly, when the bill to create a school-book commission was one of the principal Is? sues before the Legislature, Busche said that the school-hook trust put up a big fund. "1 got $1,000," he said, "and others got just as much, nnd somo maybe more. On one occasion," he said, "there was a res? olution presented to have all bills held In committee. I got $250 for holding up that resolution. Killing bills by smother? ing them in committee was very com? mon." Because of the statute ot limitations, which proventi prosecution three years after the crime is committed, none of the men against whom Busci-a has testi? fied can be Indicted, MR. CARDOZO STRICKEN Well-Known Confederate Veteran Wa Paralyzed Yesterday. Mr. Edward S. Cardozo, aged fifty seven, of No. 15 South Third Street, was stricken with paralysis yesterday after? noon at 6 o'clock while sitting In the of? fice of the Drewry-Hughes Company, in East Cary Street. He was removed to his home, and at a lato hour last night, his condition was regarded as quite se? rious. His entire left sido ls affected by the stroke. Mr. Cardozo is well known in the city, being identified with Leo Camp. He Is the father of Mr. Hugh Cardozo, so well known In tho newspaper world. TO NEW ORLEANS ON THE SOUTHERN Veterans and Howitzers Start for the South To Nlglit. At 10:30 to-night a solid Pullman train will loava over the Southern Railway for New Orleans, bearing veterans of Leo and Pickett Camps, the Richmond How? itzers, Captain \V, M. Myers command? ing, and a number of citizens, all bound for the Confederato reunion. Tho thorough ai?rangements made in? sure a most delightful trip. Tho party will tako breakfast in Chnrlotto, N. C, to-morrow morning, and will reach At? lanta, in time for dinner. They are duo to arrive in New Orlcuns Tuesday even? ing. All kinds of courtesies will bo shown the visitors along tho line.' Captain C. \V. Westbury; district pas? senger agent of tho Southern Railway, last night received tho following from District Pili-Henger (Agent J. 13, Hey ward, of the Atlanta und West lJ0lnt Railroad Co., under dato of Atlanta: "1 havo written Captain Myers as fol? lows: Have Just returned from a meotlng of representatives of tho Virginia Soci? ety. Chumbi?r of Commerce and the mili? tary. This progni mine was arranged for your entertainment: Two companies of thn Fifth R?giment ?111 meet you on arrival at 12 noon, the ?Sth, nnd escort you to their armory to partic?pate in lunch un 1 til 3 P. M. (Hand). From !i to ft 1J. M, trolley car rides around the city. At 5 1?, ?. a parade will form, with entire Fifth Regiment as escort, march to the Governor's mansion and bo received. Dress parade. Thence to Piedmont Club for dinner. The ladles of tho city will meet Hie ladies of your party on arrival and tako thoin in charge," Captain C. W. Westbury, G ilio South orti, will accompany the parly from Rich? mond, and It will be joined e\\ route by District Passenger Asont liolionheck, of the L. & N. and' J. H. llvywurrl, of tho West Point route. WILL MAKE TOUR OF THE SEABOARD (Ily Assolutoli Prem.1 BALT1MOHK ML., May 16.-J. W1I Hum Middenihuf, who haa beep Inspect? ing tho Seaboard Air Lino wllh President Williams, returned to-dny, but will start south again on Monday, Ho will be ac? companied by a party from Maryland and Virginia, among whom will be ex-Gover? nor Lloyd Lowndes, of Cumberland, and H. ?. Thomson, \V, 0, Soilden, Douglass II. Gin-'l'iii, 1!. II. I'Mwiueis. Chillies T. Wi-ileotl, Angus Cameron and William c. linker, Jr., of L'.i'.llimoi?(?.. The Lin will vxtcjiil to JJiiiniUehuiu, All'* , . , . ? COMPANIES WILLFIGHT Regard Underground Conduit Ordinance as Unjust. PETITION OF MR. COHEN Co-Operativo Lighting Plant Matte1" Goes to a Subcommittoe?Broad Street Merchants Ask for Mammoth Sewer. It dcvcopcd at the meeting of the Com? mittee on Streets yesterday afternoon tbat tho Postal and Western Union Telegraph Companies are unalterably opposed to the present city ordinance, which requires all electrical concerns to put tholr overhead wires underground in-a certain section of RlchmondL Aa a result, the hoped-for settlement of the question was not reached yesterday, although four or five of the most prominent telegraph officials In the country wore In town for tho especial purpose of reaching a conclusion with the Street Committee. Among tho "big guns" of tho Postal nnd Western Union Companies, all of whom were present at the meeting at the City Hall, were C. C. Adams, of Atlanta, gen? eral Superintendent of the Postal; B. Biooks, of Now York, general superintend? ent of the Western Union; George H. Fearons, Now York, general attorney of the Western Union; C. H. Bristol, New York, general superintendent of construc? tion of tho Western Union; Major Robert Stiles, of Richmond, appeared as an at? torney representing the two telegraph In? terests. THEY STAND TOGETHER. It appears that tho rival companies have elected to stand together In tho op? position to the underground ordinance, al? though both aro perfectly willing to con? form to that one section of tho law re? quiring them to remove their overhead wires in a certain section of the city. Their solo objection is to that feature of the ordinance which stipulates that each company shall construct conduits 100 per cent, in excess of tho size needed by them, and shall not use any of tho excess shape In future years without first getting per? mission from the Council. Major Stiles and Mr. Fearons stated that In none of the twenty other Ameri? can cities where they havo bon required to go under ground had either company been made to live up to such an unjust ordi? nance. To accept the act and abide by tha law would be nullifying certain rights given them by an act of tho United States Congress In 1808. The question was finally referred to a subcommittoe, consisting of Messrs. Mi? nor, West nnd Phillips, and these gentle? men, together with tho City Attorney and City Engineer, will take the proposition up with the telegraph companies in tho near future, when nn effort will be made to adjust the dUTorences. The companies only desire that Richmond enact an ordi? nance similar to those adopted by other cities. The meeting of tho committee yesterdny afternoon continued from 5 until 8 P. M? when adjournment was taken until next Tuesday afternoon at 5 o'clock, when three moro hours of work will stare them In tho face. However, many matters of public interest wore attended to yester? day. THE CO-OPF.RATIVE PLANT. The petition of the Cohen Company and many other well known Broad Street merchants for a franchise to erect, oper? ato nnd maintain a co-operative electrlo lighting plant, to supply their stores with power and light, was referred to a sub? committoe of five, but the gentlemen have not been named as yet, althought Mr. Pe? ters will doubtless be chairman. Mr. Sam Cohen.was extended tho privileges of the floor for a few minutes, setting forth, such claims In regard to tho present rates of the Passenger and Power Campany as have before appeared In The Tlmes-Dls? patch, The petition of Broad Street merchants for tho construction by the city of a mammoth sewer along that thoroughfare thnt will furnish adequato drnlnnge for their stores was referred to the City En? gineer for an estimate of the cost. Mr. J. B. Moshy and Mr. Sol. Cutchlns spoke In favor of the sewer, relating the present deplorable condition. As usual, thorn was another fight over paving contracts, when It was known that TWO LIVES LOST IN CHICAGO FIRE One Man Is Missing, While Two Other Persons Prob? ably Fatally Injured. illy Associato.! Primi.) CHICAGO. ILL?., May 15,?Two Uves wore lost In a firn that destroyed tho Wostcliostor apart ment building at 1,017 Cottage Grove Avenue early to-day. One limn Is missing, and is supposed to have perished In tho llamos, whllo two persona wore probably fatally and others serious? ly Injured by Jumping from the win? dows, Thn flood: LOUISA Pil.VESA. 10 years old. HARRY RTRUHI.KY, 50 years old. Mlsslngi Samuel Hall. The dead glt'l was found In the hall on tlio second lioor of the building, where sho had been overcome by smoke while groping her way to the etulrH. Tho body of Htrubloy was recovered from tlio base? ment, where he was accustomed to sleep. It Is thought ho was rendered unconscious by smollo and drowned by the deluge of Water from tho engines. The flvu started beneath ? grocery storo which occupied the ground lloor of the building, and spread rapidly through tbe iilr-slial'ts until the entire building was iihliiicc. Twentysnvon famines lived In tlit> apartments on the three upper Hours, and many persons narrowly escaped In Jury tn tbo pillilo which followed tho iilai'in. Tho property loss on building and contents is about $50,000, t ?- ; STRIKERS SUBMIT WITHOUT CONDITION (l?v A.iufllii.'il IT"?!,.)' MELROUllNE. VICTORIA, May 15. Piemler Irvine, announced In tho leg? islative assembly tn-tlrty that he hud ro dived a letter from the olllcluls of the Engine Drivi*' AssQOlatlotl declaring th? strike oll', und uubiiillliiit?, uticondl HuuiUlfc ^ ? '. . Charles Oasser, "one of the triumvirate," was a bidder, As a result all bids for paving certain gutters with granite spalls wero rejected, although Mr, Gasser was the lowest contestant. PRESIDENT IN YOSEMITE PARK (By Associated Press.) RATMOND. CAD., May 15?President Roosevelt got an early start to-day fot the Yoscmlto on a stage. Tho President will bo In tho park until Monday. After eating luncheon at Ahwahnes, the Pr?sident begnn to ascend the mountains. The day was perfoct, bright nnd clear, ar.el as ho went higher nnd higher he saw tho plains ot the San Joaqu?n stretching to tho far distant Coast Range. Ho ar? rived at the big treo grove late In tho afternoon, whoro ho was met by a de? tachment of horse and two forest ran fr? e?s with two saddle horses. The Presi? dent rode among the Grand Sequoias and through thn park on horseback, accompa? nied by John Muir, who Is familiar with the big treo country and tho Tosemlte National Park. EMPLOYERS MEET TO FORM COMBINE Determined Not to Let Labor Unions Conduct Their Bus? iness for Them. (By Associated Press.) NEW TORK, May 15.?The first steps toward effoctlng a general organization ot employers In the building trades for tho purpose of offering united resistance to the demands of the labor unions were taken to-night at meetings hold In Man? hattan and Brooklyn. The meeting in Manhattan was held at tho Building Trades Club, 700 employers being pres? ent, and tho throng being so great that overflow meetings were held In the va? rious assembly rooms of the club. After the meeting a statement waa given out, saying that tho question was, "Whether the Irresponsible bodies of men are to be permitted to conduct the business of tho employer, and In so doing make it impossible for him to execute his contracts and to discharge the obli? gations an?3 responsibilities which h!e nssumes and to which the courts and the law of the land bind him." Walking delegates wore denounced, and the district attorney called upon to prosecute blackmailers, which "this per? nicious system has fostered." Resolutions wero adopted looking to the creation of a central board of employers. In Brooklyn 100 employers met and formed the Employors League of the Borough of Brooklyn. It was resolved to permit no intereference with husiness by any individuels or organizations, and that no walking delegates should ho permitted to enter any shop during work? ing hours. BANK CLEARINGS AT PRINCIPAL CITIES (By Associated Prose.) NEW TORK, May 15.-Followlng table, compiled by Bradstreet's, shows tho fol? lowing to bo tho bank clearings at a number of principal cities of the United States for the week ended May Hth. with the percentage of Increase and decrease, as compared with the corresponding week last year. Sixty-four other cities aro In? cluded in the totals'. New Tork, $1.221,631, 272; decrease, 21.7. Chicago, $170,452.520; Increase, 3.2. Boston. $128,153,716; decrease, 9.7. Philadelphia, ?109.174,891; decrease 13.L St. Louis, $52,681,02-1; Increase, L2, Pittsburg. $48,091,65; increase. 11.2. Son Francisco, $28,802,309; increase, 4L Baltimore, $21,925,528; decreaio, 5.8. Kansas City, $21.371,848; Increase. 30.5. Louisville, $9,S1L8S8; decrease, 12.4. Richmond, $4.360.993. Washington, $4.420.172. Savannah, $2.217,590; decrease ,31.0. Memphis, $4,289,000; Increase, 23.9. Forth Worth, $3.522.S39; increase, 36.3. Atlanta, $2/14,053: Increase, 10.9. Nashville. $2.250,216; Increase, 58,4. Norfolk, $1.491,112; Increase, 10.0. Augusta. $912,853; decrease, 35.(1. Birmingham. $1.153,875; Increase, 12.6. Knoxvllle, $913.153: increase. 1S.2. Chattanooga, $76S,335: Increase, 4S.0. Jacksonville, F1r.. $330,414; decrease, 34.1. Houston, $10,900.945;; decrease, 6.9. Galveston, $6.597.000; decrease, 3.0. Charleston, $800,872. ? ? _ Totals?United States. $2,049,973,0i9; de? crease, 14.0. Outside pf New Tork, $S2S, 441,807; increase, 0.6. WAS TALK ENOUGH. BUT PURSE WAS SMALL (By Associated Pruni).) PHILADELPHIA, PA., May 1.1.?The needs and work of the Fort Valley High and Industrial School for colored peo? ple at Fort 'Valley, Ga., wero explained at a meeting; hold here to-night. Former (Postmaster-Genera! Smith presided nnd Introduced ex-Mayor Charles F, War? wick and Colonel McCluro, of this city; C. E. Gray, of Georgia, formerly a State Senator; Georgo Eoster Peabody, of New Tork; Dr. Wallace Batterici;, of New Turk, all of whom addressed the meeting. About ?V? persons attonded the meeting and a smnll sum of money was collected. CHURCH WRECKED WITH DYNAMITE Thought to Have Been Result of Negro Preacher's Declaration. (By Associato! i'rese.) CHICAGO, ILL., May 15,?Another church was wrecked by dynamite to-night, when a bomb was exploded under the pulpit of the African Methodist Church at ISvnnston. The Interior was demolished and tho front of the building blown out. Two motives aro ascribed for the demo? lishing of the building. Tho first is that certain colored people wore Incensed by a sermon preached last week by the pas? tor, Rev. I. N. Panlels. who said this was the white man's country, and the col? ored man might as well make up his it. hid to It now and get along the best ha could. The other Is that the members wero In? censed tit tho position taken by tho pas? tor and a guest from Chicago, who had spoken against policy. Standard Oil Dividend, Uly Associated Press.) NKW TORK, May 15-Tho Standard fill Company, "?' -N"'???' Jersey, declared a' dividend for the quarter of }7 ?,? aliare, For tho correspond Ins quarter of la?t year *.lio ("-?t?o i "-*>'?".??? wa-j $1U per ?haie. DEATH IN BURNING BUILDING F. W. Payne, Formerly of! Richmond, a Victim. ORIGIN OF FIRE WAS MYSTERIOUS! Hinted That House Was Fired | to Conceal Murder. RESCUERS' EFFORTS WERE UNAVAILING?' Telegraph Operator Who Was Boarding-j in the House and Two Negro Ser? vants Were Killed?Was Several Hours Before the Partially Consumed Bodies Were Recovered, (By Associated Press.) ?ASHEfVlLJjE, ?. C? May 15.?In a ?retj of mysterious origin which broke out, i last night in a large bouse at Waynes??; villo, owned by Stato Attorney-General I Gllmer and occupied by C. J. Galbeath,' ?who runs a boarding house, E. W. Payne*' a telegraph operator, formerly connected^ ?with the Postal Telegraph Company at Richmond, and a negro woman and her daughter, servants of the house, were burned to death. Some one passing tho bouse at midnighti? discovered tho fire and gave the alarm. Galbeath and four others wero aroused, and struggled through suffocating smoke to a place of safety. He then Joined tbo crowd that had collected In efforts ta save the three still in the blazing build? ing, but tho fierce heat drove the res?? cuers back from the door, and the at? tempt had to bo abandoned. It is bo llcved that the three victims ot tho lire were overcome by the smoke. It wan several hours before their partially con? sumed bodies wore recovered. A dispatch from WaynesvlIIo states that it is hinted in somo quarters that tho three people were Wiled and the house fired to conceal the crime. Mr. P. ??. Payne was an operator of the Postal Telegraph Company, in Rich- ? mond for about eight months. He left Richmond a year ago. Pie was troni Johnston, S. C.,1 was about thlrty-llvo I'years old and when In Richmond was an unmarried man. ONLY ONE MAN IN THE DYNAMITE PLOT (By Associated G??????. ) NEW YORK, May lo.-pPp??ce Inspector McClusky returned to-day from 'Chicago, where ho had been Investigating the ? mystery of the infernal machine left on I the Cunard pier. The inspector said his trip had established the fuct that only one man was concerned In the whole af? fair, nnd that he was not. In the inspec? tor's opinion, the member of any secret society or band. Ho had not expected to find Rosseau, the suspect, In Chicago. Clues were leading to other western cities. Tho Inspector said he was a long way from solvine tho mystery, but hoped that something tangible would soon be devel? oped. The dynamite, lie asserted, waj procured In this city, where, ho docllned to say. The Inspector Is also satisfied that' there was no motive of revenge, and that Rosseau was never In any way connected with the Cunard Line. The inspector repeated, in responso to questions, that there was no possibility the matter turning out to bo a Joke, Ho asserted that thero was a serious scheme behind it. As to tlio nature of tills he was silent MAN AND WOMAN WERE BOTH DEAD ETj PASO, TEX.. ??a? 15.?George M. Toterson and Mrs. ?. ?G. Eulrchlld were shot and killed here to-day In" a hotel. The hotel proprietor, awakened by rap? ping on bis door, found Peterson In the lin.ll. who said that ho had been shot by Mrs. Pnlrohlld, and that sho hail shot herself also, Tho proprietor wont to cull assistance, and whllo lie was gono, three more shots w<?ro fired. When he cam? back both woro dead, Mrs. Falrchlld's husband U a traveling salesman, Poterson came here a short timo ago. Tha causo of the shooting in unknown. STRIKERS CLAIM TO HAVE GAINED A POINT (lly ??..gelateti ITees.) MOBILE, AI.A., Muy 15.? The Mobile and Ohio strike leaders lo-day claimed to have galuod a point, In that tha engi? neers havo refused to haul freight und passenger trains unles-j the trains are in Charge of comp?tent men. A freight train Is reported stalled at lluckiituimu. Ml-> , the engineer refusing to take the train further. The; railroad people deny Ulis, and suy that tho traina are going through. WIVES OF TRAINMEN ASSIST IN WORK (II? Ai.u.!luti!il l?t'?is.) JACKSON, ????., May ??.?The wlvee, of railroad men have conte to the annul? nuce''of tho Mollile and Chlo Company during the strike of (ho trainmen .ut switchmen. Mrs. Jones has been ?salut? ing her husband u < buggugenioetir, ui.d Mrs. .Lancaster bus m?d evei il trip? with her husband. Both Mrs. Jon.??, and , MfHt .J*ftS?M?r *?<? i;ivmnicu|, n, smc\<h&,