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5. ,^:t??u?^?s>? whole number, 19,250. Richmond, va., MONDAY, February 3, 1913. ?* T?-?.r-H..- price two cents
Caruso's Rival Engaged
as Leading Tenor for
May Festival.
List Includes Artists Who Have
Won Fame on Operatic Stage.
Metropolitan Opera House
Orchestra, With Fifty Pieces,
to Be Conducted by Stu
rani?Dates Announced.
A: nw.g' m?r.ts for what promises to
hf the greateet of a series of great
May festivals held here by the Wed
r>'rday C lub have been concluded, a
number of soloists from the Metropoli?
tan Opera Company, of New York,
and from the Chicago-Philadelphia
Opera Company, together with the
areat Metropolitan Opera House Or?
chestra, having been definitely en?
The leading tenor will be Alleaari
dro Bonrl, formerly of the Manhattan
opera House, for wh >se b'-rvkes the
Wednesday Club will pay more than it
l as ever hSfhB'B paid for any artist.
Too well known to musical people to
iced an Introduction. Bones will be re?
membered by others because of his
. riticlsm of <*aruso. and because of the
furor created by his wonderful sinfr
iiig at the Manhattan Opera House
when Oscar Hammersteln brought
him to this country to counterbalance
Caruso at the Metropolitan. Many
music critics have placed the ijual'tv
of Boncl'n voice above that of Caruso.
? hile, as a master of the art of sing?
ing ami an exponent of the fast-dying
*? hool of bei canto, he Is admittedly
without a rival among male singers
to-dav. >ils musical education having
been far superior to that of the oth'r
famous Italian tenor.
Carolina White Kacaged.
Another his/h-prlced star for whom
the Wednesday Club has agreed to pay
n ore than it has ever before paid for
any artist ;? Carolina White, the lee-1
Insj aayraao of the. Chicago-Philadel?
phia Opera Company, who has come
into fame recently through her work
In the operas "Alda' and "Tl.e Jewels
of the Madonna " She will a'neT the
title role of "Aids" here.
Pell Met et Singers.
President Corley authorized the an
"s; cement that the following artiste
been engaged.
Mlraaedro Boeei. grar.d opera tenor.
Tognrded by many critics as the great?
est tenor of the operatic stage.
I aroliaa White, leading soprano of
the Chicago-Philadelphia Opera Com?
pany, who will sing here the title role
of "Alda." in which part she has
triumphed for several seasons
Margaret Kejea, contralto of the
Chicago-Philadelphia Opera Company,
who made a wonderful record recently
singing with the great new Italian
baritone, Titta Buffo, in Philadelphia
and in New York
I lareare Whltehlll. baritone of the
Chicago-Philadelphia Opera Company,
will be the only one of this year's
artists who was here last season. His
singing of "Wotan's Farewell" at the
last festival was so inspiring and im?
pressive that musical people of Rich?
mond have been Insistent that he be
invited here again.
Although an American. Mr. Whlte?
hlll la considered, it is said, by the
Berlinese the greatest "Wotar." of this
?lav. while last season his singing of
"Elijah" at the great festival In Bir?
mingham. England, and this winter
with the New York Oratorio Society In
Carnegie Hall caused him to be hailed
hay the severest critics of both England
and America as "an 'Elijah' of a new
Helen Stanley, one of the sopranos
of the Chicago-Philadelphia Opera
Company, who, although one of the '
younger singers, has come into fame
rapidly. She waa also one of those :
selected to take special parts with
Ituffo. when the great Italian was
heard for the first time in New York
President Coric- heard b"tr Miss St.,- -
ley and Mlaa Keyes while in Chicago,
and found them to be not only talent?
ed artists, but remarkably magnetic
and beautiful women Miss Keyes Is
said to have been the only American
artist selected to make the last con?
cert tour with Caruso
Peel tithe?t. a celebrated tenor of
Mie Metropolitan Opera Company of
New York, who has been taking lead?
ing roles in New York this season
and has been very favorably received
Jells < laeseea. af the Chicasro-Ph!1 -
ndelpbia upera Company, a contralto,
who will sine: the part of Amneris in
"Aida." to be performed at the May
Festival In concert form.
HeOle Harwell Honker, .i widely
Known soprano and native of Rich?
mond, who has recently made a great
success at Covent ??.irden. l?ondon.
Miss Itooker will remain bj America
especially to sing in her native city
at the Wednesd.-iy Club Festival, and
will sail immediately thereafter to re -
some her London engagement
TJVbbj l.er?er. the celebrated Polish
pianist, will be beard by the musical
. oiony of Ki. limond for the first time
at the matinee on the second day of
the May Festival Professor F. C.
Hahr declares that her playing here
will v-e a musical event that those
I-., d ot p.iino r..i.si< should not miss.
i.e? Wetroeoll'as ?leebeeles.
Tu add tIon to the sgJo.< s ..meg
above, the \V'dn?srt.-v ? lu|, ?.s? .?
g-if.-.i r.r.iton of to Mct'opnlitai
Op.ra Mouse <?r- .estra. of Ww V rk.
jbj orchestra of fifty |k> . . u II
be unJer turn direction o ?dgnor
Sturst.I. one < I the i~ad>nv. conn..- ...is
ff ll.e o r r ration He , p,.n.J
:., i.. i worthy succeeeo? M J. s- ph
!?*??< rnurk. who has cond ? I ? ,?? r
l.i strs r '-? for the pa it |?.| sea?
sons, hi', frequent r .ndu ng .-.f the
Metropolitan's Hunts* r>tK?rta rhls
season having ?ertl''?''r flfi 4 hlfn for
festi-.al ?? -eh.
Th ?p:ing festival Will be h-Id on
Monday and Tuesday. May i and t
with a matinee on May a. at the C'tr
Auditorium Already about '.an cow
friloitmg m< roher? have a jara teed a
fond of ai>pi oxlrr.a?e|y I*.see eel mr
whi.- i ?o finance the hr'nglng of the
< 'ortinue,! on deeoad Paste.,
New Plan Will Be Put
Into Effect on Feb?
ruary 15.
Heretofore There Has Been No
Tactical Organization Higher
Than a Regiment, and Work
of Preparing for War or
Any Emeigency Will Be
Greatly Simplified.
Washington, February -1*1 ?aba
' ton for the tactical organisation of
tho Cnited states Army Into three in?
fantry divisions and on? cavalry divis?
ion, is made ir. an order Issued by di
j rectlon of President Taft and made
public to-mgnt by Secretary of War
i Stlmson. This plan for reorganization
I w hich b~eom? i? effective February 15,
' Includes the entire mobile army with?
in the continental limits of the Cnited
States and was first drafted by the
War College division of the general
staff sad was df termiri'd upon with
some modifications at the close of a
i conference of general officers at the
War Department last month.
??7? teas New to This Ceeatry.
Hitherto there has been no tactical
organisation higher than a regiment.
? There have been no brigades or di?
visions existing in time of peace. Upon
i the outbreak of war. when an army
was needed, it was necessary to create
sueh an army under all the stress and
hurry and excitement of such an oc?
casion. In ordt-r to carry out the
necessary administrative work con?
nected with the military establish?
ment of the L'nited States the country
has been divided by the new order In?
to four geographical departments?an
i Eastern. Central. Western and South
: ern department, with headquarters, re?
spectively at Governors Island. Chi?
cago. San Francisco and San Antonio.
I One army division will be situated
in each of these departments, the Cav?
alry Division being In the Southern
Department with an infantry depart?
ment In each of the remaining de?
partments The Kastern and Westerr.
Departments are virtually the same,
territorially, as the present E :stem
and Weaetrn divisions, while the
Southern Department is taken from
tbe present central division
The New Aaeigatasewte.
The Hestern Department, .Jajot -
General Thomas H Barry: the Cerrrrai
Department. Major-General Wittiail I!
Carter. the Southern Depart n
Brigadier-General Taaker H. BE. < at
] present commanding Department of
the East), the Western Department
Major-General Arthur Murray: the
Philippine Department, Major-Gt no-,,)
J Franklin Hell, including Disti et of
Luzon. Brigadier-General Clarence II.
Edwards: District of Mindanao. Mrig
adier-General John J. Pershlng;: the
Hawaiian Department. Brigadier-Gen?
eral Frederick Funston.
The First Division. Major-General
Thomas H Barry, including the First
Brigade, Brigadier-General Marion IV '
Maus, and the Second Brigade. Briga?
dier-General Kobert K Evans
The Second Division. Major-General
William H. Carter. including the I
Fourth Brigade, Brigadier-General
Ramsay D Potts: the Fifth Brigade.
' Brigadier-General Frederick A Smith.
; and the Sixth Brierade. Brigadier-Gen?
eral Ralph W Hp] t
The Third Division. Major-General
I Arthur Murray, including the Seventh
I Brigade (senior colonel present) and
' the Eighth Brigade, .Brigadier-General
; Walter S Schuyler.
The Cavalry Division. Brigadier
! General Tasker H Biles, including the
' FirBt Cavalry Brigade. Colonel Frank
West: the Second Cavalty Brigade.
Brigadier-General E Z Steever. the
. Third Cavalry Brigade. Colonel Charles
A. Phatneld. Thirteenth Cavalry.
i.e..graphical Department?.
The territorial organiration hereto
j fore existing is discontinued, and for
i miltary purposes the territory of the
I L'nited States is organized into four
1 geographical departments. Hawaii and
? the Philippines constituting, two more
In addition to the four new divisions
! which are catablished in continental
t'nlted States, there also will be estab?
lished three districts for the Coast Ar
; tillerv troops?one on the North At
j lantic. to comprise the Coast Artillery
subdlstricta north of Delaware. Inclus
I ive. with headquarters at Fort Totten.
IN. T.; another on the South Atlantic,
to comprise the subdlstricta between
Baltimore and Galveston. inclusive.
! with headquarters at Charleston. S C
1 and one on the Pacific, to embrace the
? subdistrlcts on that coast, with head
j quarters at Fort Miley. Cal
A separate officer of the rank, if
1 possible, of a gentral officer, will be
placed in charge of each of these
Coast Artllelry district*. ,ind he will
be responsible for the trainings dia
i cipline and instruction of the troops
' under his command
The new order also creates a brigade
' of infantry at Hawaii, which will be
fContinued on Sixth Page.I
Dr. Maclachan Com?
mends Board for Di?
recting- Reading;.
Minister Answers Those Who
Oppose Order, but Not Un?
kindly, Defending Use of
Scriptures in Public In?
struction of the Young
of Richmond.
Broadly asserting tnat 'nere are
countless homes in Richmond in which
the Bible Is never opened. Rev H. D. C. i
Machuiihtu. D. D.. pastor of the Sev
enth Street Christian Church, warmly j
commended the City School Board in j
his sermon last night for ulrecting j
that the Holy Book be read daily here?
after in the public schools The sub- '
' Ject was discussed without unkind
reference to those who have opposed
the ruling.
Vr. Maclaehlan'a text was: "Shall We
Have the Bible in Our Schools '' He (
: said in part:
"'The great law of the decline and ?'
fall of nations set forth in our text |
' is this?that the decay of any people i
Is in direct proportion to their poverty
In or neglect of revelation; and If the 1
Bible stands for revelation in its high- '
est written form, it seems to follow
that the neglect of the Bible ami the ?
bringing up of the rising generation '
in ignorance of it is a speciea of na- (
tional apostasy?a treachery whose
baneful effects cannot be overesti
I mate*!.
"Of course we must not limit the
concept of 'vision' to written words.
, nor must we identify the revelatior
with any book, however naered. That
has been one of the greatest mistake*
I in Protestant Christianity, and ha?
! led to a sort ef blbllotry?-a worship of
the book?which has tended in the
direction of literalism and unspiritual
? religion. Not only the written word,
hut the living word, is necessary for
national well-being in every age. The
vision must be continuous Prophetic
succession must never be allowed to
lapse: for precisely the greatest salt?
ing, preserving, saving forces of any
age have always been and are to-day '
'? those prophetic men who. having re?
ceived a message from Cod. cannot
rest until they have passed it on to ?
th*ir fellow*.
"At the same time, next to these
prophetic geniuses comes the record of
, the claeaic utterancea of thoee other,
and (we need not be afraid to aay it)
greater prophetic men who led the
Hebrew people in their progress to?
wards fuller knowledge of God. and
above all, the record of the life of
Him whom even His enemies admit
to have been the greatest and highest
soul that ever spoke for God to man.
Take these records?i. e.. the Bible?
out of our national life as an effective
force, and you lay the ax to the root
of the tree.
< eearreteletea ?ehoel Board.
' Lj?*t Monday evening, as you know,
the City School Board adopted a reso- '
lution directing their teachers to open
their daily sessions with the reading
of the Bible. That action was hailed
by many Richmond citizens, myself
among the number, as a great step
in advance?a distinct gain for the
moral and religious life of the city; and
we congratulated the School Board on
their courageous attitude But already
opposition?perfectly sincere opposi?
tion. I believe?has developed, and It
behooves all of us who are interested
In the religious life of our community
to take a stand for what we believe
to be right I know, of course, that
there are many good people who will
not agree with what I shall further
say. but at least. I ask their indulgence
and careful consideration while I say
"In the first place, then. I shall af?
firm that the Bible ia the best of all
text-books of morality. I do not quite
like the phrase, 'text-books of moral?
ity.' for in the last analysis, morality,
being a thing of the conscience and
will, cannot be taught theoretically,
but the word 'text-book' la so
wrapped up with school life that it
ferae* serves to onvey the thought in
mind. In any case?the Bible?even
with the drieat and most unspiritual
teacher or reader?< an never Tie onlv
a text-book, but must always prove
to some extent an innervatlon and spir?
itual stimulus. And that is just why
we need it in our schools. Even the
least Christian of our modern educators
is resitting the defects In an educa?
tion that trains only the Intellect and
emotions and leavea the conscience
and will untouched. Morals, they are
Having one to another, must be taught
in the national achools. Thev have
even made experiments. Text-books
in ethics have been provided?courses
of instruction in elementary moral*
have been prepared, but with only in?
different success. Something more and
other than a text-bock is needed. It
Is * hook where the greatest of moral
issues are laid bare in all their <orj
sequenee* for good and evil, not in 1:1
abstract proportional form, nor yet by
(Continued on Seventh Pa? >
Letter Rate May Be Re?
duced to One Cent
an Ounce.
Policy Outlined by Postmaster
General Hitchcock in His An?
nual Report ? Recommends
Lower Rates on Parcel
Post?Postal Facilities
Greatly Enlarged.
Washington. February 2. -Postir.as
ter-Oeneral Hitchcock's annual report,
made public to-day. tentatively sug
gests reduction of some pa-'el p?>si
rates and increasing the limit of trOifjM
beyond eleven pounds: recommend*
civil [tensions for postal emplo . <s. M
Increase In rates on tse< ond-cln- i n: U,
which may pave the way for 1-cent
letter postage: the consolidation of the
third and fourth classes, so books and
papers may be forwarded by parcel
post, and points out that during his
administration, expense of operating
I bo postal service has been cue dowr.
In course of a statement on IM ? on
dilton of postal finances. Mr. Hitch?
cock says In his report:
"In 1311. for the first time since IS S3,
postal rec eipts exceeded postal expen?
ditures, leaving a surplus instead of
a deficit. A heavy loss of revenue in
1912. due to the extraordinary amounts
of franked matter mailed in the po
lit.cal campiii n. crtated a temporal,
deficit; but since the close of the fis?
cal year the income of the department
again has outstrippe?, expenses.
"The year preceding the present ad?
ministration w.is marked by the l.'.r^j
est postal deficit on record, amount?
ing to tlTeHaVtM During the next
two years the deficit was -treat!"' tV
duced and later eliminated. When
compared with the financial showing
of four years ago the reports of in?
come and expense for subsequent ;? ear.i
indicate an ag;;re:rate saving of a be. u*
Profitable I.Ines Developed.
"The transfoi .nation of a deficit into
a surplus h;.s been accomplished, not
by curtailing the service, but by de?
veloping it alonK profitable lines.
While postal facilities have been great?
ly enlarged, extensions have not been
made in a haphazard manner, but only
when shown on investigation to be
Justified by conditions."
The establishing, of postal savings
banks at presidential post-oftUe- tv..
comple.til early in the fiscal year, end?
ed June 30. 1312?the year eover-.'d by
the report. Since then the sys'eru hat
been extended to 4.004 fourr'i-< luss
post-c.Tices, as well as to 645 branch
offices and stations, in the larger cities.
There are now 12.-12 postal savings
banks at which patrons may open ac
. omits. The number of depositors is
approximately 300.0"0. and the depos?
its aggregate about $19,000.000. not
including $1.314.140 withdrawn and in?
vested In postal savings bonds.
On the basis of the present monthly
net increase of deposits, it is estimated
that the gross income of the postal
savings system for the fiscal year end?
ing June 3?. 1M2. will amount to $700.
t'OO. and the interest payaole to de?
positors to $300.000. The In ome of
the system for the fiscal yea - n il! meet I
the interest payments and the total ex?
penses of the central office, but will
be approximately $275.000 less than
enough to cover the entire expense of
the service.
However, the Postmaster-'.cneral's
report says, "It is expected that when
the deposits have increased to $50.000.
000. which, at the present rat?-, they
fffM do soon, the system will be self
Parcel Pest 9MM l evered.
The report contains no references to
subjects which have developed since !
December 1. and. consequently, the
postmaster-t.eneral's consideration of
the parcel post has to do only with the
preliminary work of establishing the
new system, which went into effect on
January 1. Tentatively, however, he 1
recommends not only that the parcel '
post rates be reduced, but that the ,
weight of packages be increased to a
point above the maximum weight of 1
eleven pounds on this subject, the |
report says:
"While the postage rates for the new
parcel post system range considerably
lower than corresponding express
charges, it is believed that experience
will show them to be higher In some
instances than is necessary in order
to maintain the service at cost. Like?
wise, the restriction that places an
eleven-pound limit on the weight of
parcels mailed should be regarded as
merely tentative. After the system
is thoroughly organised on that basis
the scope of th? service in its use?
fulness to the public should be still
further enlarged by Increasing the
weight limit. If properly developed
under efficient management, the panel
powt w ill prove to he a most Importsi.t
factor in redi.-.-ing the cost of living
Perhaps the most important recom?
mendation ? ontained in the report is
that the third and fourth classes of
mail be consolidated so that hooks and
(Continued ?n Sixth Paar?.)
Two Women Are Trampled to
Death in Mad Rush for Doors,
and Many Others Are Seri?
ously Injured.
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tkreac *ae anwiresii aaal
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wkhrk riaarl aa i?*mll< la rar ? raa?
Turlcs Will Xot Fire Shot Until
Atter Allies Have Begun
Assertion That Ball>an Forces
Can Storm Adrianople in
Three Days Is Ridiculed.
London. February 2.?The Porte has
ordered the Turkish plenipotentiaries
not to leave London until hostilities
are resumed, and has instructed the
army to await the attack before firing |
a shot.
Thus, the Ottomans, who. with the
exception of the Montenegrins, are the
only delegates left In London, re?
marked to-day that nobody could ac?
cuse <hem of not having done all that
was humanly possible to cotne to
terms. Animated by a humanitarian
spirit, they added. Turkey wished to '
avoid useless carnage and wished also
to show deference to the advice of the
powers, although Kurope had been un?
fair toward Turkey.
"Anarrleaaa of Kurope.**
Dr. Daneff. head of the Bulgarian
delegation, before leaving the capital ,
recalled what he had said in his first
statements on arriving In London, that
the Balkan peoples, who had adapted
the Monroe Doctrine to their peninsula,
aspired to become the Americans of
Europe. They had inaugurated a pol?
icy of sincerity and straightforward?
ness, as was proved by their frank .
conduct in the peace conference, where
they demanded from the first exactly
what they intended to take, against
double dealing on the part of the
The Balkan representatives, he said,
would not have waited to their own
disadvantage so long before resuming
hostilities but for the genuine regard
in which the Balkan kingdoms held
the powers. He again rejected the
idea that even a small fraction of
Adrianople should be retained bv Tur?
key. Dr. Daneff concluded by saying:
"Turkey should have understood that
she must abandon Kurope entirely, her
permanence there being opposed not
only by the allies, but by the powers
themselves, as shown by their collec?
tive note. Turkey has refused to quit
peacefully, but will be forced to do so
bv another war. after which, fully
realising the strength of the Balkan
Mate.-, she will become their friend.''
Kiel fair* Threat,
'?snian Nazimi Pasha, vf the Turkish
delegation, ridiculed the assertion that
the allies would be abl? to Storm
Adrianople In a few days. Ife aald
they were evidently playing on trie
ignoran<e of the public. He pointed
Baal that the fortifications >n the hills
surround ng the town form a circle
twenty-rt?e miles iu diaewter. within
which are other rirelee equally strong.
In addition, the town bj prit- .ted by
au< b nature I defenses aa the Rivera
Arda. Tung la and Merit z*. and he de?
clared that the garrison in the for tree,
could rests' an enenij ntn tenfcld su?
perior m number*, which the- allied
fore-* are not.
The plan to take Adrianople by
?starvation ha* evidently been aban?
doned, the Turkish c >mmandrr having
proved hi* aMHtv to furnish supplies
Indefinitely for the fighting mm erd
the civilian* within the town.
Or*era af the Parte.
( onstant'-iople Febrnarv Z.- An offi?
cial note waa issued to-day ans
ina that the Porte had ordered the {
pear* delegate* net to leave \,
until after hoettlltie* were re*
and bad tn*tre-r*d the troop* net to .
?r* until after the Bulgarian*
their attach The note add*
"The Pert* eonetdered it neceeeery
to teen* the** inetm-fion* in order to
? ' ncr public opinion that
efbititv for the resumption of the era* j
will re?t excH
Virginia Men Plan Organized
Boycott Against Univer?
sity Common^.
Lacking Bot!) in Quantity and
Quality to Meet Xcl !
of Boarders.
Charlottrsville; Va., February 2.?
"Better Food and More Food'" is the
.slogan of a large number of university
of Virginia students who have planned'
an organized boycott against the uni- |
versity conim-jns. The general dls- :
satisfaction with the commons, which
tag been slowly gathering its force I
during the past four months, found an 1
open and combined expression when;
the instil*! adjourned to Minor Hall in
a body and h-ld a mass-meeting. By ?
actual count 11J students were pres?
t>. If Kodgers. of Bow ling Green. |
Ky.. pr? sided, stating the motives of:
the boyrotters and calling for a gen?
eral support in the campaign of agi- .
tat ion. John I. Viney, of Newport ;
News, declared emphatically that th--;
'food served by the Commons manage- i
ment was inadequate, both In quality
and quantity, to -rj??t the demands of
a hard-working student .
Sidney F. Parham. of Washington,
in d-aling with the legal phase of the
question, asserted that the university
had broken its implied contract with 1
dormitory boarders by failing tot
supply wholesome food, and declared,
that no student was bound legally or,
ethically to pay the penalty that the
university exacts of roomers who fait
to board at the Commons.
Penaaaent Organisation.
The meeting by unanimous vote de?
cided to perfect a permanent organi?
zation to be governed by a select com-1
mittee of five, which will represent
law association In a'l relations with |
the commons management and the uni?
versity faculty
One of the leaders In the boycott
states that sixty-five men have prom?
ised to leave the commons for one
month at least. The boycotters ap- !
pear to be In earnest, and have laid
plans for a long campaign.
It is not known w hat action the ,
administration will take in the mat- !
ter. An official of the university states 1
that the general faculty will regret
the attitude assumed by the "strlk- '
ere." Me further declared that the
students would have found the wiser
policy in a less belligerent campaign.
Morn a a I. nee? life Wkea ?ae I a
wrap* laferaal warklae.
>ew terk. ?> timers 2-Mra. Muc.in
len Herre<ln ?es Inataellt kille.I |?
elakl wkea akr npeeed a peekece rat
talnleg a botak that ker hu? .?n.1 Rrr
eerde Herr rile, foned la Ike kell el
ihelr apertatral la the a)r?e*. Iler
rede. who Is a < aban. ead -arah
r'aaktBsaaa, a heardrr. aa4 alee a
I akaa. were heal? lajereg h? the ri
plaalea. \l tke hospital where ?her
were taken Wise Vachtatts'i i seal
?lea wae aalet ?e ke daagerewe
Ilerreete tawed tke kaaik. aae. thlak
laa It waa a package aeeao eee had
left fee kla wire, teak I? ?a ker she
wee reeaettag ihr wrapper sshre. the
eaplsalaa arearred.
?arprteed at ? erh at hilr HaMlag I p
?eteae hs l?-teeilsoe.
Chicago. Februar- ? James Hlg
Cine. a tweno i?- -et. iigbwav
aaMh anaa Bitted hara aartj to-day ra ,
w#ii, $w rornpanM-r. ? i u*>?>?*-?-? in
fcfr iaerHon
Higgle, and .'at reell had held
one saloon and were goir.g throat
the pockets of pafjroM of another wh
two city detectives rushed Ir. Miggl
dropped a revolver at the detectlet
er der bat was draw lag a aerond wh.
?i Ott re ahot hi
Guests Flee for Their
Lives, Leaving Per?
sonal Effects.
Loss on Building and Contents
Is Estimated at $250,000?Fire
on Savannah River Front
Licks Up Wharves and
Terminals, Causing Loss
of $1,500,000.
Alken, S. C? Februar.? 2.?"Park-la
the-l'inra," Ml . r, . picturesque toarlst
hotel, nan destroyed I.? Are la a ?h?rt
timi- Co-da*.. the guests hat lag to fee
for their lit en, leaving- moat of their
persoiinl effect* behind. til escaped
la safety, hut Colonel K. A. Dirk, ***n
ager of the hotel. w*? overcome by
?saoke anil eras drtKxrd from the
burning bulldlug just before the liars
reached him. The loss Is rstimated at
Mrs. John W Xary. of Trenton, N. J..
left <.n her dressing table about $2,000
worth of jewelry when she and her
two daughters were compelled to quit
their suit- Several other gueeta re?
ported large losses of Jewelry and
clothing-. <". ,r McClnod, of New York,
who had a larse display of rugs, laces
and fancy goods In <>ne of the upper
rooms, saved none? of his stock.
The building was a three-story frame
structure, and contained 177 rooms.
The nre is believed to have started in
a storeroom in the basement, uirectly
at the foot of the elevator shaft.
Mounting swiftly through the
aperture, the Humes spread very rapid?
ly. There wtr* only forty-four gutsta
in the hotel at the time, and the Are
had gained such headway when the
first alarm was sounded that they had
no time to save anything but them?
Leave by Flrr-Eaeapes.
Several of the guests tarried behind
in their rooms to gather up some of
their belongings, and the moments
they wasted came near costing them
their lives, despite the fact that the
fire started in broad daylight. Just be
t fore midday When they reached the
halls they were turned back by a black
volum?; of suffocating smoke, and had
to make their way to safety by means
of the fire-escapes.
In the office safe, ?leposited by the
guests was about $2.u00 in cash, but
so rapid was the spread of the flamee
that the clerks did not have time to
save it. although the safe was open at
the time.
' Park-in-the-IMnes" was owned by
Mrs. McArthur. of Detroit. Mich. It was
built in 1303 at a cost of Sltjd.OOO.
About $73.000 niore had been spent for
furniture and Improvement*.
Dong-time residents of Aiken re?
called that it was just fifteen > cars
ago, that the Highland Park Hotel, a
famous winter resort in Aiken. was
destroyed by fire under similar circum?
Frederick O. Beach and wife, of
New York, who are here for the trial
of the former on Tuesday, were not
stopping at "Park-iii-the-Pines.'*
Saaday Morning Blase ra River Freest
Caaae* l.osa of * i. Vmi.ihv.
Savannah. C?a.. February 2.?Damage
estimated at $1.500.000 resulted early
to-day from a fire of unknown origin,
which swept the Savannah river front
for two blocks, destroying the wharves
of the Merchants' and Miners' Trans?
portation Company, several warehouaaa
and business structures and the Plast?
ers' Rice Still.
The blaze was discovered ihortly
after 1 o'clock this morning in a ah ail
on the western end of the wharves.
All the avatlnble fire apparatus in thai
city responded to the general alarm,
and every effort was made to cheek
the conflagration, with the assistanee
of Are tugs' in the river. The flamee
spread from the < 'geechee Canal eaet
to within l">" feet of Broad Street,
threatening many business structuree
and shipping
After righting the flames for fonr
hours the fire Anally was gotten und"
control without loss of life,
firemen were slightly injured, but none
Hellroed Heavy Leaer.
The greatest loss was sustained by
the Central of Oeeigla Railway Com?
pany, owners of the Merchants' asnf
Miners terminals and the Merchant*/
and Miner* freight, wlil.-h. waa stored
In the warehouses. The loe* to this
rompenv is estimated at $*0".i>00. cow?
ered bv Insurance
The American Steel and Wire Ceen
r-,r\ warehouse*, on either *lde of the
entr?n. e the Merchants' and Miners"
wrrr partiell:- de*tro>ed. with
a damage rstlmated at between MM
and $7" *?*'* also rot ?? red by insurance.
Estimate* plac* the loes of the)
Planter* 151 ?* Mill propertv at $!*,#??.
The building wes not Insured, bet
machinery waa protected,
losses i.u l?de Conklln Tin P
Metal Company. $$e.*e*. Savannah
I .iiee. Crane * Co Ftp*
Company. $2'.rt*e. ifuaher Ott Flow
wills $** te* W arehouse* and busineaa
"rwctare. of aever.1 ether Urn,.> ate
were damaged er destroyed but eh?
loan haa not yet been definitely datar
Merh of the freight burned nsat
ti ran riia-kirieJ a few hoer* pre
pany. to aarerl ,P"J
are hate twee fr*tiles* The mmmjM"
which the waaie* first wee* **kWoc<? -ea
i* said te have been aawtaaeay mmH
with ha?
Pre.e-le?. J ' " \?L
cheat* and M *?r. .?-" *2p -f^
Winkern. '*!
iral of rjreessrta taU^?,T?mM
that Immedhai* ekeee ere*** ke MN
for rebejildlng the wawv*?
ap> fn , F? ki ?M 2 Fire I

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