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TIIB DISPATCH FOUNDISD 1S50. WHOLE NUMBER 17,852. RICHMOND, VA., MONDAY, MARCH 2, 1908. PRICE TWO CENTS. EITY OF 11 Three Hundred and Eight Buildings Destroyed; Loss ? Will Reach 3600,000. HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE ARE LEFT IIOMELESS Jcsuit Fathers Order Convcut to Bc Opened and Care for Those in Distress?Thc Principal Loss Falls on Owners of Cigar Fac tories TAMPA, FLA.. March 1.?The en tlro extreme northeastern sec? tlon of the clty proper was de? stroyed by flro, whlch raged unlnterruptedly from 9 A. M. to 1 P, JL to-day. Tho area burned covered flfty-flvo acres, or elghteen and one-half clty blocks, ond 308 bulldings wero destroyed, wlth a total loss estt mnted at $600,000. Tho burned' sectlon Included four largo and one smaller clgar factorles and a number of restaurafKs, saloons boarding houses, and over 200 dwell? ings occupled by clgarmakers. The factorles burned were M. Staehelberg an.l Company, loss $100,000; M. Perfez and Company. loss $50,000: Gonzatez. Flsher ond Company, loss $10,000; Bs berg, Guhst and Compnny, branch of .Staehelberg. loss $40,000; Fernande-/. and Brothers, loss $20,000. All fac? torles carried large stocks of tobacco and cigars. The area swept by flre cmbraeed nll that portlon of the clty between Twelfth and Michigan Ave nt.es antl Slxteenth and Twentleth Streets. Start ln noardlus House. It orlglrated in the boarding house of Anto.iio Dlaz, No. 1714 Twelfth Avenue, ur.d, fanned by a strong wlnd spread out, fan-shaped. defylng the effort ot tho entire clty tlre depart? ment, whlch was crippled by very weak water pressure, owlng to the smallness of thc malns ln thnt sc-tion. Orcu pants of ov.r cno dwelllng houses, thrown "lnto a panic rushed ont. at temptlng to save but llttle of thelr belonglng*. One fatallty is reported? a Cuban woman In a delicate condition. who dropped dead from the shock. her body brlng rescued froin the burnlng house wlth dllUculty. Iu the big fac torle.i It was possible only to save tha mo t valur.Ule offlce records, books. ft.-.. and the valuable stock of leaf to bacco and manufactured cigars. ready r..r Khlpnient, was left to the mercy of the flames. Flre Chlef Snvngo was overcome by heat and smoke eariy In the lire. but recovered later. Cltizens volunteered aaalatance to the hard-worklng fire men, but the spr'fld of the flames was so rapld that llttle effectual work could be Ccne. Among bulldings, other than fac? torles, destroyed wero the hotels r.nd ctifes of Pero:: & Castro an.l Maxlmo Coras, slx saloons, twelve restaurnnt.s aml ten boarding houses. Tho cnr b.irns of the Ttmpii Klectric Company. con? talnlng twenty cars, were endangered, and owlng to the destructlon of trolley wlres, ctr." could not be moved. The blg Scldcrberg branch factory of the llavana-Amerie-i-i Clgar Company was also reached by the flames. but wns saved, and St. Joseph's Cathollc Con vent and Academy barely escaped. The lire finally burned itself out at the extreme northcastern corner of thc eitr. Hcfuce In Comvent. Fully hair of tho people rendered homeless were out of work. owlng to the dull season ln the factorles. and also practlcally out of funds. und their sholter became an immediate problem. St. Joseph's Convent was opened to them by order of tho Jcsuit Fathers, an.l many founl lotlgings there, whlle others were accommodated ln homes throughout the clty. Besldes these, thousands of men will bo out of work, owlng to the burnlng of tho factorleg. The insurance ls es? tlmated at not more than half of tho loss. Tclograni" wore sent to Lako" land, Bartow and other nearby towns for flre apparatus, hut later wero coun termanded. In tho Staehelberg factory wns de? stroyed a solld silver case. in which cigars of the flrm wero dlsplnyed at tho world's fa!i*3 and exposltlons, val? ued at $25,000. At tho home ot Mlguel Itodrlgucz. a clgarmaker. the corpso of a child In a eoffin, awalting funeral servlces, was cremated. The State nillltla was placed on guard to-nlght In tho burned dis? trlct to prevent depredatloris. Edgar J. Staehelberg, manager or tho Staehelberg factorles. sald that other qttarters would be secttre.l and operations resumed wlthln n week. OHIO FOR TAFT rtcptilillrnn Slate Conventlon AVIII De elnro For Tnrln' IIcvImIoii. COLUMBUS, O., March 1.?The Ue publlcan State Conventlon, whlch wlll rr.eet on Tuesday. nnd, accordlng to firesent plans. wlll declaro for revls cn of the tarlff. Tlie platform i.s not yet entirely formuluted, nnd lt ls prohahle that many changes will be mado In It beforo lliial adoptinn. Tho present plan of some party leaders ls, however, that n declaratlon wlll be ir.ado for "a revision of the tnrlff along protectlve llnes, at a speclal ?meeting of tbo next Congress." Tho policies of President Housevelt wlll he upheld and Taft wlll bo ln dorscd, lt ls sald. Tho advance guard of delegates be? gan to strnggle lnto tho\?.ltv to-day, but most of the delegates wlll afrlve to-morrow. All of the candldates for nomlnatlon nre on tho ground -and thoy nro siifflclently numerous in thouiselves to constltute u formldablo array, The conventlon ? wlll name candldates for Covernor. Lieutomint-Governor, Secre? tary of Stnte, Slate Trensurer. Audltor of State. Dalry and Food Commlsslon? ers, Attorney.General, two Comnils slonors of Publlc Works, two Judges of Suprenio Court, clerk of the Su ?nreme Court. nnd four delogntes-at large to thc Bepubllean National Con? ventlon. It is llkely- that for Governor, Gov? ernor Andrew .1. Harrls will bo nomi? nated by aeclnmatlnn. It ls said that thero wlll bo nn slate prepared for tbo conventlon and that tho flght for all of the offlces wlll bu open. Nolther Senntor Foraker nor Benator Dlck aro oxpected to attcntl the conventlon. HERO WAS FAKE \Mfe tSarn Ue Published l'nl-e Reports or JIIm llruvery lo \VI? ller. NEW VortK. March I.?Stisttilnlng the nllegatlons of Mffl. Edlth Oaniblo Fitzgerald, daughter of n woalthy coinmlsHlon rnnrchant of thls city, that her lniKbnnd Iniluced her to wed hlm by publlshlng ln newspapers a false biography of hlmself, to thc effeet that ho waa a h**ro who had saved many lives. and was connected wlth a noble famlly ln England, .luallce Hendrlck yesterday granted her nn Intcrlocutory docrOO anniilling her marrlago to Davld ('. Fitzgerald, formerly an attorney of Huffalo. It wns shown that 'Fitzgerald also had published statementa that hc had saved a wotniin from drownfng, had stopped a runaway horse, thu,i res ctiing two othor women: had been en? gaged as attorney to manage an es? tate valued at J 15,000,000, and that he had nccoinpllshed many otlier great things, all of whlch ought to make hlm dear to tlu* heart of a trustlng woman. Mrs. Fitzgerald sald she found that almost all of the published blographlcs were untriie, nnd that, on the conlrnry, Fitzgerald had been ac? cused of many criines. NOT WISELY, BUT TOO WELL "You Women Huve Never Kanun W'hnl lf Is," Wotmin Telln MncciibcCH. DES MOINES, March 1.?"My sisters, you have never loved." sald Mrs. A. W. Hough, whlle sobs whlch she vainly trled to control, punctuated her fervid words. "Had you loved truely, never could you havo sought to shamc mo In publlc thus." Aa she apoke Mr*. Hough eaat her membership card and a JZ.OOO llfc-ln suranco polley in the Ladies of Macca boe on the table where eat tho lodge's committee on morals. Mrs. Hough, who has a husband and ehildren, imagined she had found her afflnlty In Representative G. C. Cottrell, of Klngsley, Iowa, who poasesses great elo*iuonce nnd *J"i00,000 and who has a wife. "It was wronr*, I know," she went on, "but lt was a pflre lovo thnt made me better. Ho was so fine his love made pain pleasure. You could not help your self If love ever really came to you." She was dlsmlssed from thc order. LOSS KILLS WOMEN Mother n Sulclde?Duughter IJIrs front (irlef?Fortune Loat ln I'tilliire. DETROIT. MICH.. March l.?The* Ct'aah "f the llnanclal nmbltlons of Frank P, Olazler, former State Treas? urer. reached Ita cllmax to-day ln the death of two wetnen whose lives were rulned by the loss of thoir fortunea aml in the new impllcatlon of State ofllcials and a Detroit bank In thc scandal. Her mlnd deranged by tho loss of her money In Glazler'a bank. at Straw brldge, Mrs. Emma Mayor drank car bollc acid to-uay and died. Her daugh? ter, Emma, slxteen years old, crazed by grief at the death of her mother, dled to-nlght. Davld Hannewald. the glrl's finncc. was pro3trated, and physicians say hc probably will die. Mrs. Mayer's husband left her a sinall fortune. Practlcally all of thls she had Intruated to the care of Frank Qlasier. TATSU MARU RELEASED ClJlnesc Xot Able to Prove Smuggllusr, Surrcndrr* ."npnuese Stenmer. PEKIN. March I.?It Is announced thc Chlnese government will surronder the Japanese stctfmer Tatsu Maru. whlch was selzed on February Tth by the Chnese customa crulsers outslde of Maom while unloading a large conslgn ment of rifles and ammunltlon, the rlfles numbering several thousand. It was orlginally charged that an at? tempt was being made to bring war supplles into China for revolutlnnlata. The statement ls made by officials in Ihe Chlnese government that a consplracy ls on foot to lmport 7,000 or S.000 rifles, and ammunltlon there? for, and tlie government belleves that the ammunltion on the Tatsu Maru was Intended for rebels on tlie Tonkins borders, but lt has not been able to provc the aot of stnuggllng. SUCCESSOR T0 RIDGELY Lawrence O. Murruy tu bc S'cxl Coinp troller ?,f the Cnrrency. WASHINGTON. March 1.?Lawrence O. Murrav, of Xew York, Asslstant .Sec? retary of Commerce and Labor, will succeed Wllllam Barrett Kidgely, of Illinols, as Comptrollt-r of the Cur? rency. It ls not known just when Mr. Kidgely will rctirt from the offlce. but lt seems prob'ahle that he wlli relln qulsh hls dutles within the next month or two. Ir. any event, Mr. Murray will succeed hlm if thc President gcts the opportumly to r.ppolrit the Asslstant Secretary of Commerce and Labor. Mr. Murray was formerly Deputy Compti-oliei at ihe Currency, und later went to tlu* Central Trust Company. of Chlcago. as secretary. He has the'eon ndenco of the President. T0 BE VICE-ADMIRAL Congress to be Asked to lles'ore Grade ns n llownril to Evrijb. WASHINGTON, March l.?In a qulet way naval officers In Washington are c-ndeavoring to arrange a most. agrce sible surprlse for Admlral Evans when the battloship fleet under hls command sails through tho Golden Gate and coni plotes tho Paclflc critlse. It is pro? posed to greet the Rear Admlral with u commlssion as vlco admiral of the Amorlcan Navy. Of course, tho success of this undertaking depends upon Con? gress. hut tlio President has dono hls part in maklng :i proper ro.commendn tlon to that body for the ro-establish mont of that naval grado nnd lt is not dopbted thnt Congress can be induced to act upon tlio recommendation In sea? son to oiisuru tho issuo of Admlral Evans's commission beforo tho complc tion'of t|ie present cruls'e, so thnt he mny boar the tltle of vlco-admlral for the few months that will Intervenc be? tween hls arrlval at Ran Francisco and hls retirement from active servlce, TORPEDO FL0TILLA Sinall Wnr Crafts Rench Cnllao ln Per? fect Condltlon. CALLAO, Mnrclr 1.?Tho Amerlcan torpedo flotllla whlch left Telcahunno on February UTith, urrived here to-day. Tlfe coiuiiiander of the flotllln, Lleu? tenant Cone, declared that through the voyago the weather was lino and con? ditions tiiioh that good timo to thc Peruvlan port was possible. Tlie do'atroyors arrlved In splendlrl coiulltlon, not a hitch having noeurred to mar thetpat-aage. Llontenanjt Cone speaks litghly of the hoapltalltj" recelved at the h*ln*ls ol tho Chlleans. It is expected that the flotllla will remaln hero unt|l March Oth. Ball|ng on that date for Panama, Itelr In July, MADRID, March 1.?Tt la omdally announced that tho accouchement o[ Quoeii Vlctorla is expected .to take placo utibut the end of July. F | RJILRp BILL Interstate Commerce Com mission Points Out Its Wcak Points. A SINGLE SHIPPER COULD TIEUP RATEI If Every Advance Should Be Brought to thc Attention of the Commission, thc Cases Could Not Bc Handled, and Jnjusticc Would Bc Done Railroads. WASHINGTON', March 1.?Re spondlng to a letter of ln? qulry from the Interstate Commerce Committee of the Senate, the Interstate Com? merce Commlssion has wrltten a letter taklng a posltlon ln opposition to Sen? ator Fulton's blll prohlbltlng rallroad companles from advanclng rates In the face of a protest made by a shipper un? tll tho commlssion shall have passed on the roasonablt-ness of the Increase. "To give to the protest of a slnglo shipper the effect of preventlng the advance of any rate untll the rcason ab'encss of that advance was afflrrna tlvely determlned by tho commlsHlon," says the letter. "would establish a hard and fast rule of doubtful falrness to thc rallroads and questlonable ud vantage to the publlc. Under exlstlng conditions we are of thc oplnlon that li would be unwise to adopt the arhi trary llmitatlon whlch thls blll pro? poses whatever may bo-found dcslrable or necessary ln thls regard ln the fu? ture." The commisslon also flnds an objec tlon to the blll in a possiblllty of In? creased burdens upon the commisslon. On thls polnt lt says: "If every proposed advance had to be lnvestigated by the commisslon and offlclally sanctloncd before It'could take effect, the number of cases to be con? sldered would presumably be so great as to rendcr thelr prompt dlsposltlon almost Impossible. In Instances of Justlllahle lncrease the necessary delay resultlng from the probable volume of cases would work injustlce to the car rlece. Untll conditions become more staljle an.l tho substanslve provisions of the act are more completely ob serbed in railway tarlffs and practlces, we entcrtain i bellef that wlder latittide of dlscretlon on the part of carrlers than thls measure allows s..ouid be pcrmltted." The commisslon also suggests as a possible effect of the bill tho preven tlon of volunt..ry reductlons of rates. "lr. they say, "no rate could be In? creased without the 'approval of the commisslon after afflrmatlve showing by the carrler lt mlght happen that many reductlons now voluntarlly ac corded would not be made, TORTUES CHILD Womnn Who Drovt Tnelt Through Boy'* T.iiimii- Further- Accused. STEUBKNV1LLE. O.. March 1.?Mlss Clara Sterllng. teacher at the Tuscara was County Chlldren's Home, who. lt ls alleged. dcove a tack lnto stx-year old Sampson Fowlmls's tongue several weeks ago, is accused of other cruel tfes in a report of the county boarij of visitors. The board says Miss Sterllng forced several boys to" tako ground mustard into their mouths untll their mouths were burned and several of them wero made vlolently 111. and that one boy was whlppe.l untll there were great welts upon his back. Tho vlsltors also report that a vet erinary condemned several hogs at the home "ns unfit for food because they were nfflicted wlth pleuro-pneumonla. The report -says that some of the anl? mals wero butchered and eaten for food. pnyway, and that some of the affected meat was fed to the visitors themselves when they went to the homc. SEVEN HANGED IlUHNlnu TcrrorlslK Pny I'ennlty fnr Al teitiptlng Murder; Three Were Women. ST. PETERSBURG, March 1.?The seven terrorlsts who were condemned to death by a court-martlal for com? plicity jn the plot agalnst tho llves ot Grand Duke Nicholas Nichollevltch and M.Chteheglovltoff, mlnlster of jus? tice, aiul whose sentence was confirmed yesterday hy General Hazenkampf, chlef of the general staff. were hanged at daybreuk to-day at Llssy Noss, op posite Kronstadt. Among those who suffered death wero Calvlno, the sup? posed Italian, who had ln his posses sion when arrested a passport Issued to tho real Calvlno, the St. Petersburg: correspondent of two Italian papers,] and three women, two of whom were j elghteen and nlneteen years of age,' rcspcctlvely. MGR, O'CONNELL IN LINE .May he Made Auxlllnr IHnhop hy Cnrill n.-il Uibbons. ROME, March 1.?Tho Vatican is'fol lowlng wlth great interest the pleasure manlfested ln lho Unltod statos at tho elevatlon of the Right Rev. Mgr. Denla O'Connoll. rector of tho Cathollc Unl? verslty at Washlngton, to tho epls capacy, through hls appointment re? cently as tltular Bishop of Sebtisto. It is belloved lf ho ls not re-electod lo tho reetorshtp of tho Cathollc Unl? verslty at tho expiration of hls term. which onds ln January. 1909, Cardlnal Glbbons wlll provldo a position for hlm. probably as his auxlllar blnhop, which he might hold untll somo va.-an oy occurs ln a bishopric to whlch ho mlght pass. C0FFIN iNrilS TRUNK Globe TrolU-r I'reptircd Wherevpr lle Mny IIuppoil lo 111c. NEW YORK, March l-?Mux Glbbs. sevontv-lhrco years old. ot' Mllwaukeo, who roturne.l on Ihe stetimev Amerlka yesterday froin a trlp to Europc, laugh ed wlth gleo when a customs ollleer tieai'ly falnte.l on flndlng u coffln lu Glbbs's trunk. The coffln is ox quisitelv tniule aml ls sixteen Inches long. Glbbs mado lt himself and car rlos lt whorevor ho goes. Ho says ho oxpects to dle suddenly some day tind ho wants to be croinatod. The cofi'ln ls to receive hls ashes. He never travols without lt. THE ARRIVAL OF REX Jil-ilyTliniixniid Vlsllot4" ln >'*? Orlenns for llic MnrdI Grns. NEW C'RLEANS, March 1?Wlth 60,000 visltors and many moro umes thnt number of subjecta awaltlng hl* arrlval ut thc capital city, already gally dressed ln buntlng ond flng**. Rex. thi king of tho carnival, will arrlvo ln New Orleans on the roynl yacht at 1 o'clock to-morrow nftcr noon. Thc arrlval and receptlon of Pox hr,a for mnny years formcd one of thc prln? eipal features of thc Now Orlean* car? nival. , It Is o-istomary to olect somo repr?* sentatlve citizen to flU thls posdtlon ? usually a prominent buslness man. Fnr several weeks prevloun to the day aet for the receptlon of Rex. flrtmou* wireless niossages, supposed to be sent from tho royal ytieht, at sea, are re? celved at New Orleans, the capital city of tho king. and published In all news? papers. As usual, there will be a naval pageant nitendant upon the arrlval of thc royal yacht to-morrow afternoon. All of the crafts at New Orleans tako part In thls, th.? revenue cutters. Ilght house t'enders, ynchts and several large ocean-golng steorr.ers forming the es eort to the royal yacht from Port Chalmettb to Canal Street, whero Rex and hls erurtlers land. The landlng of Rex ls followed by a parade. in which all lecal and visiting mllltary commands take part. and which comea t-> an end at the City Hall, where thc Mayor-of Now Orleans turns over th0 keys of tho city to tho king of the carnival. To-rnorrow evening the parado and ball of Protcus, ono of tho prlneipal carnival organlzatlons, ia held, and thls Ia fol'.owed by the parado of Rex Tuesday mornlng. Tho carnival fes tlvltlcs are brought to a closo Tuesday evenlng wlth the ball of Rex and the parado and ball of Mornus. MOBILE'S MARDI GRAS United Stnte* Torpedo Flotllla Arrlve ln Honor of the Occaslon. MOBILE. ALA.. March 1.?Mobllo's Mardl Gras oftlclally opened to-day with t'ne arrlval of the United States torpedo flollllu, consistlng of the tor? pedo boats Delong, Tingey, Porter, Blakeley -and Thornton, and the con vorted yacht Scorpion, under command of Lleutenant W. G. Mltchcll. The flotilla made a record run from Charleston. S. C, to this cltv, hav? lng been given rush ortters to reach thls city for the carnival. Mobllo Is ablazc of electric glory to nlght. Rex Fellx III. arrives to-morrow. nnd the first official parade occurs Imme dlately. The queen will be crowned at Temperance Hall to-morrow nlght, and the maskers will close the flrst of the fostlvities wlth thelr annual ball. Tuesday Mardl Gras Dtv promises to be the greatest festlvr. 1 'ln he history of the ceiobratton in Mobtu COLLEGE MEN FOR WALDO 800 Tnkc Rxat-ilnatloim-for thr* Aqtie duet Police Force. POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y? March 1.? Three .hundred splck and span young men, many wlth patent leather shoes and the latest designs" in ..vckwear, swept down on Poughkeepsie in tumul tuous fashlon to-day to get Jobs on Chlef Rhlnelander Waldo's police force. Tho clvil servlco examlners who were sent here to slft out the appllcants hnd a hot pace set out for them. Many. of the candidates- were collego grad uates. A largo percentage wanted to get on the mounted squad. Tho general sentlment was thnt to be an aqueduct pollceman under Waldo was equlvalent to a summer vacatlon In thc henlthful and lnsplrlug Catskills, wlth $100 a montri pln money thrown in. The candidates went through a phy sical examination by Dr. J. P. "VA'arbasa, a Now York police surgeon. When he saw practlced and skllled athletes, fresh from the gymnaslum nnd footbnll llelds lined up before him. and observed the ease wlth whlch many of them took hls tests, he exclalmed: "Thls body of men is one of the very best I ever looked over. They are healthy, well developed. and it ls evl? dent that they do not llve ln thc New York envlronment." Among the appllcants were sons of doctors, bnnket-3. lawyers?in fact, all classes of prefesslonal men. Tho wrlt? ten examination was voted "easy" by most of them. The suceessful ones will probably bo assigncd In a few days. FIGHTING IN M0R0CC0 French Trnopt*-, Attneked by Trtheainen. RepulHU Them After Hot ICngagrment. PARIS, Marcn 1.?Advlces received to-day from General D'Amade, com? mander of the French forces In Mo rocco. report another fuiloua liglit with tho Madakra trlbesmen, whlch lasted from 3 o'clock in tho morning until nlghtfall, the French losing eleven men killed and thlrty-slx wounded. The French expeclltloii had not penetrated far Into tlie country when tt was at? tacked wlth thc greatest ilerccness by hordes of trlbesmen, both mounted and on foot, who kept the French troops at bay throughout tlie day. At ono timo the French cavalry was sur? rounded hy the enemy, but the troop ers succeeded in cuttlng their way oul hy a most brilliant charge. Tln- Mada kras eventualiy ehowed slgns ,,f fatiguc nnd were beaten off. A eolumiwif thc French Irr.ops pushed the advantnge and gave vigorotis pursuit for a' dls tnnce of several miles, infllctlng severe losses on the enemy. RED FLAG RI0T Negro and Whltc Woninii ^'ntise Illot In Lon Augeles. LOS ANGELES, CAL., March !._. Georgo M. Wpodby, .1. .1. Hlcks nnd Mrs, Josle Schuck were arrested last nlght for obstructing tbe. street. Wpodby ls a Pasadena negro. 1 Io aml Ilicks were addreaslng a streot meetlng of several hundred persons. Followlng thelr ar? rest there was a demonstratlon; the re siilt of an appeul by Mrs. Schnck to thoso present to resist tho officers. PUtcing, herself at tho head of thoso who would follow. Mrs. Schuck ralsed a red flng aiul led hor followors through tho atreets for a m|le, the crowd slng ing "The Marseillalse." At Flfth and San Perdo Streets, two pollco officers sought to suppress thls parade. Tho mnrehera became demonstratlvo nnd a rlot call brought twenty police offlcer-" to tho scene. These polleemen dlsperaed the mob and arrested Mrs. Schuck. Sho, Woodby and Hlcks wero later released on $100 bull each._ WEATHER Fair and warmer. ~ HITS THE PUBLIC Many Offices Will Be Closed and Trains Will Be Discontinued. 300,000 CARS IDLE, SAYS RAILROAD MAN All Officials Think, However, That thc Industrial Dcprcssion Will Not Be Lasting? Many Roads Cannot Secure Money to Meet Pay Roll*-. WASHINGTON, D. C, March 1. ?American rallways have made arrangements to com? ply wlth the provisions ot the "nlne hour law." Tho operatlon of the law wlll mean the employment by rallroad companles of several thousand additional operators and the closing of a largo number of small statlons on tho 4th of March. Tho dlscontlnuanco of railway servlce at many polnts, lt ls reallzed, wlll lnduro at least temporary lnconvenlence to tho travollng and shlpplng public, but, In order to reduce operatlng ex? penses. whlch now seems necessary, the operatlng officials of the rallways believe that thls ls the only way they posslbly can meet the sltuation wlth whlch they are confronted. A.itmii.ihtiig Stiitcim-nl*. During the hearlng of appllcatlons for an extenslon of the nlnc-hour law by the Interstate Commerce Commis? slon some nstonlshing statements were i mado by tho operatlng officials of Im? portant rallways. A good many llnes, owlng to a reductlon ln thelr revenues and to their lnablllty to command the cash necessary to meet thelr pay rolls, have been forced. during the past four months, almost to the polnt of askfng for recelvers. In the oplnlon of rail? way ofllcials expressed at the hearlng undor oath and ln prlvato conversatlon. thls condltlon does not seem to have been due to the enforcement of regu lative laws or to tho lncapaclty of rall? wuy management. Most of the rallroad officials attrl buto the dlfflculty to the unfortttnate banking situation which developed last Septeml er. The rallways did not feel the strlngency in money untll about the flrst of November. In faet, thc month of October was one of tho best ln the hlstory of the business of American lullroadlng, One railway official ventured thfc statement that In tho country to-day there were 300.000 Idle cars. One line whlch he instniiced was declared to bo haultng empty cars backward and for? ward because lt had no sldlngs to ac commodate them. Not a slnglo offlclal of a slnglo railway who appeared be? fore the commisslon, however, expressed the bellef that the present industrial depresslon would be "lastlng. In the testlmony of nearly every wltness be? fore the commisslon there was a note of confldence, because Ull of them practi? cally belleved that the strlngency ln the monoy market from whlch the country has suffered ls not due to fundamental causes. They polnt out that tho crops last year were good; that prices were excellent; that indus? trial enterprises throughout tho coun? try wero flourishlng. lt was merely [ the lnablllty to command ready cash and the boarding of money by panlc strlcken indlvlduals whlch produced so ! suddenly the remarkable I depresslon ifrom whlch all hnve. suffered. They i practlcally unlformly express confldence that tho return of prosporlty will bo almost as sudden ns wns thn coming of ludversitv. and in thelr nrguinents as to '< tho enforcement of the nlne-hour law, | they polnted out to the commisslon ! thnt such a return of prosperlty might 'serlouslv cmbarrasa them ln complylng Wlth the law, because lt would ronder lt difflcult to command tho servlces of competent operators ln sufflclent nuuif bora to meet the needs of prosperous conditions. ?_ 740 CARS BURNED Flames Destroy *S,3OtMI0O of Properly of New Vork Clty IUillwny Co. NEW YORK. Mnrch 1.?Two tlres thut brought out nll the lire appitra tus in the upper section of tlio city nnd raged in livelv fashlon from niid t.ight tlll dawii to-day, burned down tho cnr barns of tho New York Clty Rullwuv Company in Second Avonuo. in Harlam, and the polnt factory of George XX'. Grote & Co.. only aj few blocks dlstant. There wore 740 sur face cnrs burned In tho destructlon of the barns and the loss to tho com? pany i.s estlmated at ?2.G00.000. Tho loss on the palnt factory i.s glven as $126,000. It was the railway peo ple's second serious flre wlthln a year, the former blazo havlng destroyed thu Madison Avenue car barns. The car barns tuok up the block bounded by Flrst nnd Second Avenue.-. nnd Niuety-slxth an.l Nlnely-seventh i Streets. nnd though lorrenls of water wore poured on the blazlng bulldlng. I the fire did not subside until lt had ! Ibveled tho three floors to the ground. j The flre started ln a palnt shop o* ? tho second Moor. . During the progress of the flro the police ordered scorcs of families llv? lng opposlto the barns to leavo tho tenements. Whlle tho apparatus wus nt the car barn flro, two nlarms were turned ln for a spectacular lire In tho factorv of George Grote & Co.. ocoupy Ing a 'four-story building on Ono Ilun j died nnd Second Streel. The palnts land olls blazed fui-lously, nnd wlthln ] a short tlme the bulldlng was In rulns, TEHERAN EXCITED | .11 any W.M'nded by. Soldlerbl Kollowltig Attempt on Shali's l.il'e. I TEHKUAN, March 1.?Tho people j hero are grentlv exclted over lho boinb lexploslo.i and attempt on the llfo of ' lho 8hah. Tho. Shah's guard praetl cally ran awmk In tho strcots nfter i the attempt, shootlng liullscrlmlnalely. j Thero aro now forty-two iieraons ln tho liospltals as n result nf ilm explo? slon and the .shootlng hy tiic soldloi'8. ! No elue has be--n found .ia tp who Is respohslhln for tho throwlng bt tho ! bombs, su.it on iiim Uoa.l. CLINTON, IOWA.. March l.? Krod Dolph, twenty-slx years old, was shot to death lnst night whlle' ho slent. Ills head was blown off wit.'i a sliutgun placed agalnst hls chook. Mrs. Dolph ls under arrest. BISHOP OF WASHINGTON Jr. C'luirles II. Ifr.nl Llkely In .Ntictcctl Dr. Siillcrlcc. WASHINGTON, March 1.?From pros irit lndU'.itlons, the successor of Henry 1'ates Sntterlec as Episcopal Bishop pf Washlngton Wlll be Bishop Charles II. Brent, Misslonary Bishop ln tho Phlllp nlno Islands fo-.- the last llvo years. Bishop Brent made a most favnrable impresslon on Washlngton churchinen n hls recent vUit here, Just beforo tlie ?.ercentenary at IUchmond fkst fall, and lis reco"?nlzcd buslness acumen, coupled .vlth hls emlnence as a churchman, has placed hlm flrst ln the mlnds of tho eaders of tho chureh In the national rapltal. The conventlon for tho electlon ol Rishop sattorli.'-.-'s successor wlll meet n thls clty earl:'* in May. In connec .ion wlth tho present vacancy throo Jther names are mentloned, but there s such a strong sentlment ln favor of :he selectlon of Bishop Brent that hls rall to thn head of thls Important dlo? cese Is regarded as almost a certainly. The other names aro thoso of Bishop Wllllam Androw Leonurd. of Ohlo; tho Right Hev. Alextndor Mackay-Smlth. 'oadjutor Bishop of Pennsylvania, for nerly a Washlngton clergyman, and ;he Hev. Dr. Wllllam M. Grosvenor, ?ector of the Chureh of tho Incarnu lon. In New York. Dr. Grosveno." has boen thought to mvo an excellent chanee of obtalnlng .he pla.-e, because of hls strong sup nort from sources whlch havo been influentlil ln tho erection ot tho new :athedral here. Bishop I.eonard'r; ablllty is also well known hero, as ls that ot the Rev. Dr. Mackay-Smlth, who was the second choice of tho dloceso when Bishop Sat torloo was called. from New York lr 1896. Tho placo occupled by Dr Mackay-Smlth, however, as Coadjutoi Bishop Of Pennsj lvanla, wlth a rlgh of succeedtng to that blshoprlc, maj prevent tho preaentatlon of hls nami to the dlocesan conventlon here. AVALANCHE KILLS THIRTEEN Flfteen Other* Injured Xenr Vlllage o Goppeimtcln, BERNE, SWITZERLAND, March 1 ?An avalnncho descended to-day neai the vlllage of Goppensteln, kllllng thlr teen persons and lnjiirlng flfteen olh ers. A hotel, erected for the conven lence to the englneers nnd others con ncctcd wlth thc constructlon of thi Loetschcnthal Tunnel Works, was de? stroyed. Among those killed was an Ameri? can named Mervart, who was Installing American machlnery to be used foi tunnellng. The vlllage post-offleo ?nd police statlon also were serlously damaged by the alr wave and wore keelcd ovei to an angle of 45 degrecs, making oc c-pnti-ry Impossible. The tunnel works were not damaged. CUTS WIFE'S THROAT Mnn Under Inflilcnee of Liquor Attack) w.iiiiiin Who DeHlre^ l)e\nrec. SAMSBURY, N. C, March 1.?Wltl her throat cut from ear to ear. an< her life slowly ebbing away, Mrs. Let: Barringer*r~age"d fc-rty yeai -:. cf clu clty, lles to-nlght in tho home of : friend here, and hor husband, John T Barringcr. aged forty-llve years. Is It Sallsbury Jall charged wlth tho crime At mldnlght last nlght Barrlngei went to hls home deeply under th. Inlluenco of liituor, and, lt Is sald ubused hls wife because ahe had or yesterday made appllcatlon for a dl? vorce oh grounds of mlstreatment Wlt'.i a revolver Barrlngei* pursuei hls wife to tho streot, where lie shoi at her. but she knocked the plstol t. the ground. ITo then assaultod hei wlth ji razor, nearly soverlng her neck and then lle.l to tlie country. He wa: captured thls mornlng four miles fron Sallsbury and lodged ln Jall. Physl clans say there Is no hope for tlu recovery of Mrs. Barringcr. Five chil? dren survlve. GIVE BABY AS SECURITY l'areuln Rcllnqnlah Clnini on Clilh I ntII Ilnnrd Hlll In I'nlil. HTYERSIDE. N. -T? March 1.?Las August Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wolrntt placed their slx-weeks-ol.l baby it the caro of Mrs. Reglnn Klimann agreeing to pay for its board. Thej dropped out of slght nnd failed t. pay aa promlsed. Recently Mrs. Ehmnnn applied ti 'Squlre Grogan for ndoption papers Tho parents were located ln Soutl Jersey nnd Informed that a charg. of desertion woukl be preferred agatns them. They replled that they hai not forsaken thelr child, but wantei possession of lt nt once. but bad noi the means at present to pay thc amount due for board. A conferenci was held and thc parents have glvei the child ns bond that they will pa> tho amount accuniulatod for board ot the Instuluicnt plan. DIAMONDS IN HER r-l.T POODLE'S BAR!' PARIS, March 1.?One of the hest known profess-lonai beautles of Park succoeded In creatlng a sensatlon or the Bbulevard Housseman by means oi a poodle yesterday. This was not due to the dog's collar which was ornamented with a score oi golden coir.s. nor t6 tho fur coat wlth i pocket from whlch tho small laco hand kerchief appeared, nor to the Indii rubber shoes that he woro, hut the tw. pairs of diamond earrings whlch gllt tered, one nt the top nnd the other al tho end of hls ears. IMMIGHANTS RUSH Af'AIN TO UNITED STATE) NKW VORK. March 1.?Tho tlde o Immlgratlon is I.Veglnnln'K to swel agaln. Tho llner Amerlka brough here sto steorage passengers to-dav th,- record for tho year, On ono da; lii"t week there were between 2,ono am :i,ooo immlgrants on Ellls Island. There ls llttle nhatemetit, however ln tho rush of the ullon labor elemeti froin American shores. Tn January ntn February mn.i.ii thlrd-ela-.* passehger went tn F.urope, as agalnst 32,260 o lho sam.; olass who arrlved here. MnrqulM of I.liilltgn-v !>.?.-.,i. PAIT, FRANCE, March 1.?-Joln Adrlau I.ouls Hoppe, Marqula of I.lnlllli gow. dled here to-dny. The Mar.ttiis of I.lnllthgow wns born In 1860. He wns governor of Victorln ln isss-so nn.l wns Go'vernor-Gehernl ol Austrnlls from 1000 to 1P02. ln 1005 he hehl tho offlco of Secretary for Spot Inml. Inillnil I'rlnco Entcrit Cornell. 1THACA. N. Y., Mnrch 1. I'rtru ? Victor Nnravun, son of the MaharaJal of Cooeh Boha. In.lla. onterod Cornell Unlverslty yesterday ?? n stml.-nt > HgrlouUure; lfe says he ls to study horo ono venr nn.l go to Virginia U learn tobacco growing. i "np.-i- tllui-s tn Homuuo. BlTTTIC. MONT., March I. -.lohn Ti Ryan, mannglng dlrector of the Anuil ganiatecl Copper Company, yoaterdujv announced that tho mlnes of the oonv pany wlll resume Moiulny, whon ilrc wlll be llt ln tho great smcltors ai Annconda. PS ME OFF IF Dcclares the Proposed Law I? Only a Subterfuge of the Gamblers. CRANDAL MACKEY'S STARTLINGDISCLOSURES Commonwcalth's Attorney ot Alexandria County, Who Has Fought and Run Out the Racc-Track Owners of His Section Analyzes the Scheme. HOUSE blll No. 121, entitled "A bill to establlsh a Stato Brcoders' Association" is analyzed below by Crandal Mackey, of Alex? andria county. As Common wealtli's Attorney, Jlr. Mackey mado a gallant and succcssful flght agalnst tho plaguo spot of St. Asaph's. Hla opinion on raclng laws and customa in Virginia la thereforo of unusual value. Rosslyn, Alexandria county, Va., March 1, 1903. Edltor of Tho Tlmes-Dlspatcli: Slr,?I Invoko the power of your newspaper that always stands for hlgli idenls to defcat House blll No. 421 en? titled "A blll to establlsh a Stato Brooders' Association," and provldlnr? penaltles for pool selllng, bookmaklng and othur gambling, etc. If thls blll ls enactcd into law,, tho Leglslature of Vlrginla will havo pulled down tho bars and opened wldo tho gates for every form of race track gambling, and tho laws of tho State will bc powcrless to punish tho offender. Thls blll ls a close copy of the "Gray Percy lnw," whlch was gotten through thc Leglslature of Now York by tho rnco-track gamblers themselves. It ls slmllar to a law passed by the Lcglslature of Maryland some yeara ago, whlch tho Leglslaturc promptly repcaled, after flndlng out that whlle lt looked Innocent on Its face, It ha-l the effeet of -establlshins raco-traek gambling houses all over the State of Maryland. Even Christlan people and mlnlsters ot the gospel by the. scoro, went to Annapolis and urged the passage of the Maryland law, un? der the bellef that it would stop, rac-? track gambling, whlle tlie mce-track gamblers, who got up thc blll, were enablcd to carry on their gambllns and raclng twolvc months in the yeur. The blll ls also a modifIcation of tho "Ives pool bill"' that was gotten up by gamblers ln New York, and supported by good and respectable men under the bellef that lt would allow only legt timato raclng; when, as a matter of fact. It dld more to Increase profes slbnal raclng nnd racc-track gambling' than any law over passed by the New l'ork Leglslature. I.nw* At Thls Tlme. Beforo discusslng tho blll further lt would ho well for mo to stato tho condltlon ot the race-track guniblln--r lnws'at tho present time. Tho only effectlvo bill ever pnssed by tho Vir? ginia Legislnttiro agalirst race-track gambling was thc act of, February 2'J. 181)0, and the Court of Appeals in t'.io casc ?f Lacy vs. Palmor, l?3 Vlrginla. held that this act was unconstitutional because lts tltle was dofecttve, and the act could only bo hold effectlve against pool selllng. which ls an obsoleto form of bookmaklng, but no longer indulgeo", ln by race-track gamblers. It Is well known now that thls defectlvo titlo wns purposely put ln thc blll. The oth? er act of February 25. 1S92. was In tended to deslroy betting on races whether occurring wlthln or beyond thc llmlts of tho State, hut the Court of Appeals of Vlrginla ln tho Lescal otte caso, 89 Vlrginla, S78, construed the statute as applylng only to bets actually matlo ln the State, and as poolrooms and bookmakers carry thelr betting buslnoss on upon races held outslde of tho State thc act last men? tloned ls also abortlvc. Aftor that decislon tho General As sembly' undertook to remedy the de*? fect by a broad and sweeping mall datory act, approved March 3,. 1894, whlch was so amended by the race track gamblers as to except from Us operation grounds owned or controlled hy agrlcultural assoclation8 aiul drlv? lng clubs chartered before thc passago of tho act. but thls had tho effeet of protoctlng nll tho e.vlsting race-track gambling places ln tlio State, as they carried on their buslnoss undor tho names of agrlcultural assoclatlona and drivtng clubs. Subsequently, under tho leadorshlp of Mr. Maupln. tho General Assombly of Vlrglnln proceeded to car? ry out the purpose of the Act of 1S92. whlch the Court of Appeals In tho Lescalette caso had defeated. The Leg? lslaturc enacted two statutes, which were approved February 20. ISOti. and can be found at pnges 57t" and 570 of 1 tlio Acts of 1895 to 1S96. (iumblera Evnde Law. The act prlnted on pago 570 docs I not reach a commlssion transaction carried on by bookmakers, unless tho 1 money recelved ls to be forwarded to : a race-track outslde ot" the Stato, and tho gamblerH got around this act hy forwardlng th*' money to somo Indl? vidual or associatlon, not a race-track, and iho Indlvidual or associatlon out slde of tho Stato forwarded the money to the race-track. As a matter of fact they dld uot forward money at all a-s a rulo, hut pretendod to forward lt, and it ls noxt to Impossible to prov.i ,-i caso agalnst them In court, as I havo found by long aiul bitter experlence llghtlng raoo-rraeU gamblers ln thls county, Such ls tbo lamentablo state of ruce track gambling legislatlon in Vlrginla at thi.-v tlme. whon lt ls proposed to pass Houso blll No. 121. whlch ls the dccaptlve tltle that.lt is lutended t-> enoourage the breedlng of horses, ,i titlo that htis beon on every race-truck gambling blll ever presented to uny i ,.-?-?. i.*latur** ln thls country wlthln tho last twonty years. I tried to get tho General Assembly to amond tho aot i of February, 1S9i>. by glvlng lt a proper tltle, aml ut the last Qeneral Assembly l appeared beforo the Judlclary i'i>u> mltt^o of tlio Senate, nml tha eommit? teo uiiaiiliiiously recommended tbe pa** sage of tho blll, but Hon. Lowls II. Machen, then our Sonator, informed nia that evory timo hn attcmpted to have