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WEATHER: CLOUDY AND WARMER TO-NIGHT. FAIR AND COLDER FRIDAY. .48 degree* Noon Temperature WILMINGTON, DELAWARE. THURSDAY, APRIL 4. 1907. ONE CENT, NINETEENTH YEAR—No. ua. HARRY THAW DECLARED SANE Lunacy Board This Afternoon Unanimously Declares Him of Sound Mind HIS FAMILY IN COURT HEAR THE DECISION By Our Own Wire. Publishers' Press. NEW YORK. April 4.—-Harry K. Thaw is sane. A unanimous report from the three members of the Thaw lunacy commission, handed by Judge Fitzgerald to the attorneys for the State and the defence shortly before 2.30 this afternoon held that Harry K. Thaw is sane and capable of directing his own defence In his trial for the Jnurder of Stanford White. Neither Thaw, the jury, nor the In sanity commissioners were in the court at the time the announcement was made. The report. In handed to the opposing attorneys, who were told by the court that he would hear them if they had any remarks to Inake. The report means that the Thaw trial will be resumed at the point where It Was Interrupted several days ago by District Attorney Jerome's request for the» commission to deterimne the pris written form, was oner's present sanity. All of Thaws relatives excepting Mrs. Carnegie were In the room at the time. The report of the commission Is un doubtedly the most Important action of the trial. While It frees Thaw from ai danger of being sent to Matteawan, the calling of the commission is believed to have created the doubt that the de fence sought to build up as to Harry Thaw's mental strength at the time he shot White. NEW YORK, April 4.—It was under stood early this afternoon that the Thaw lunacy commission Is divided on Ua report as to Thaw's sanity. Dr. Putzel, It was reported, had failed to agree with the legal members In considering Thaw sane, gerald hoped to secure a unanimous Verdict. The members of the commis sion evidently believed this was pos sible If they were given a little longer time for discussion, purpose that a recess until 2 o'clock was taken. Justice Fltz It was for this Dr. Putzel Withdrew Shortly before noon Dr. Putzel with drew from the council of the commis sioners. started towards his office, commissioners were still in sessloti with Justice Fitzgerald, re ported,has finally withdrawn from the commission. He declined to discuss the matter. The Jury came In at 11.30 o'clock and court convened. After filing Into their places, the Thaw Jury was excused until 2 o'clock this afternoon, owing to the fact that the Insanity commission has not yet completed Its report. The greatest excitement prevailed the court house this morning when It became known that th© lunacy commission Fitzgerald. The commissioners were until 2 o'clock this morning. This led to a report that the members had been unable to reach a decision. Hope was written In the faces of Mrs. Thaw. Evelyn Thaw and the Countess of Yarmouth when they came into the All three looked well. He left the court house and The other Dr. Putzel, It was about closeted with Justice was In session court room. HERRMANN SENTENCED Penalty of $100 Fine and One Month in the'County Workhouse Imposed. In City Court this morning George Lawson, or "Professor Herrmann," sentenced to pay a fine of 3100 and costs and to be Imprisoned one month In the county workhouse, on a charge of assault and battery, preferred toy Mrs. Helen SohJ. On a charge of wife-beating, brought by the game person, he was required to furnish 1300 ball for his appearance at the upper court. The cases were tried together several days ago. but Judge Cochran reserved The his decision until this morning, passing of sentence was vigorously op posed by former Judge J. Frank Balt, Counsel for Herrmann, on the ground that the CUy Court did not have juris diction. but his objections were over ruled. Immediately after the sentence had been Imposed, Professor Herrmann an nounced that he would carry an appeal to the upper court. Mr. Ball prepared the necessary papers and took a writ of certiorari to Superior Court, Herr givlng the required bond. This acts as a stay of proceedings, and Herrmann does not have to go to the workhouse unless Superior Court should sustain Judge Cochran's tenoe. III. Kill sen City Executive Board Meeting. All members of t(ie Otly Executive Board were present at the first regular meeting held since the charter amend ments were pass'd In th© Mayor's office yesterday afternoon. Only routine bust nesa was transacted. Broke Plate Glass Window. Workmen placing large glass win dows in the duPont Building in position this morning broke the plate, causing • loss of several hundred dollars. GOVERNOR SIGNS MEDICAL BILL Christian Scientists Will Be Prohibited From Practic ing for Pay Special to The Evening Journal. DOVER, April 4—Governor Lea has signed the bill to regulate the practice of medicine and surgery which was passed by the Legislature recently, de spite vigorous opposition from the Christian Scientists. By Its operation the new law will prohibit Christian Scentsts from prac tcing their treatment for compensa tion. gift or reward. As their practi tioners have been accustomed to ac cept; compensation for their services, they will be barred t'o that extent, al though prohibited'frqm practicing their healing method free. The new medical la.w raises the standard toy requiring an academic preliminary education and four years study of medicine. FIREMEN S REQUESTS WERE REFUSED Last night was firemen's night before members of CUy Council in committee meeting. Representatives from the Friend ship, Union and Independence Fire Com panies were on hand. The Friendship la. after a. striker for its new engine house j and the two other companies want tower] bells. The Independence Company already; has a bell, which was presented to It by Mayor Horace Wilson. To-night the Washington and Wccoacoo comptfnies will ask Council to Increase their appropriation 3509 a year each. COLLECTOR CHAIRS BEGINS HIS DUTIES Starts in His Investigation of Statements Made By Taxables Upon the receipt of his commission and a certified copy of the Legislative act creating the office. Harry W. Chairs to day entered upon his duties as Collector of State Revenue. The position, which is a new one, will yield the State much additional revenue. For years It has been known that the State has lost money upon abatements made under oath to the several clerks of the peace, merchants and manufacturers that the amount of their purchases for the year preceding, had been stated at the minimum rather than the maxium. as is prescribed by existing law. It Is the ob ject of the new hill to have the revenue collector Investigate all statements made I |H . . . I Rto lo the clerks of the peace by merchants | relative to their purchases and should | tne-s* statements be found untrue the col lector has authority to begin prosecutions. WILL IMPROVE ST. MARY'S CHURCH John H. Healey has received a contract for the Improvement of St. Mary's R. C. Church, for 312.000. Among the things to be done will be an new roof, an enlargement of the of a entire sanctuary and the construction sacristy. Roland W. Boyle, a Philadelphia! architect, furnished th© plans for the I work. When completed, these Improvements will make SL Mary's one of the most beautiful churches in the city.,as well as one of .the most commodious. This will be! much appreciated by the rapidly grow ing congregation and their faithful priest, the Rev. E. L, Brady, through whose un tiring efforts the work has been brought 'I ; about and the funds are being raised. Freight Yard Improvements. P-, B. and W, railroad officials are rushing work at the new freight yards at the foot of Justison tracks have been installed for the stor age of cars. street Five Candidates for Board's Presidency. At the annual election of the Board of Trade this evening a lively contest for the presidency is expected. The present incumbent, Thomas S. Savery, has announced that he would not be a candidate, and as possible successors, R. J. Maclean, William D. Mullen and Mayor Horace Wilson have been nomi nated. Harrisburg Officials Visitors Here. Some officials of Harrisburg visited hero yesterday to collect data on the milk ordinance In force here. In the party were Charles A. Miller, city clerk; J. Herman Knlsley, clerk of Select Council; August H. Kreldler and Ed ward H. Schell, members of Common Council. They were entertained by Milk Inspector James Thompson. Savoy Reopens Saturday Night. Herrmann in a monologs "How to Hypnotize." Other big v^^uvllle acts. 10, 30, 30c.* READY TO ENFORCE PURE FOOD LAW State Board of Health Plan ning a Campaign To-day WILL NAME INSPECTORS M amibe rs of the State Boord of Health are meeting at the state Labor atory at Newark to-day to plan a cam paign to enforce the pure food law pas sed hy the Legislature th't adjourned last week and since signed by Governor Lea, Under the law the State Board 1« given full authority to proceed with In vestigations to determine the purity of products offered for sale as foods In Delaware, whether manufactured with in the State or not. The Investiga tion Into the purity of drugs and pat ent medicines Is within the jurisdiction of the State Board of Pharmacy. The State Board of Health Is em powered to name and appoint Inspec tors, who are authorized to go Into stores and purchase samples of foods for analysis. A. penalty of fine and costs can be Imposed upon persons con victed of withholding samples from an Inspector or refusing to deliver them when payment ds tendered for such sample. Analyses of food products and samples thus obtained are to be made at the State Laboratory, and some stringent penalties are provided for persons convicted of violating the pro visions of the law. The word "food" applies to canned and bottled products and provisions generally offered os used for general consumption. (Continued on Sixth Page.) PRESIDENT IS READY TO FIGHT WASHINGTON, April 4.—"From now on It will be a tight In the open between the President and his enemies. The time for boating about tne bish has ended, and jail the world will be able to see the By Our Own Wire, Publishers' Press. prettiest scrap that has been pulled oft lor many years." This was the comment to-day of a high administration official who stands very close to the President. Continuing, he said; "The President ccrdlally welcomed the opportunity of placing Harrlman Tif'ffito list of his enemies. Instead of saying *u his speeches hereafter that lie despises edmagogues of all kinds, he will coma boldly out and declare that he bates men like Harriman. The fact that Hartman's future opposition to him will have to be in the full light of day Is gratifying to the President. He feels that the enmity of such a man is to bo courted. Certainly as long as Harriman stands for what he does, he. the President, does not want his friendship. The people at large will chose between them and will make no mistake." Improving Rockford Park. Park Commission employes are beautifying Rockford Park by planting hundreds of trees and shrubs around the water tower and along the drives. To Test Big Water Main. Employes of the Water Department are Hilling the toig water pipes across the new Van Buren street bridge to day with the intention of testing it to morrow. Local Shriners in Philadelphia. About fifty members of Lulu Temple, Mystic Shriners. from tlys city, went Philadelphia last evening and as sliitpd in entPr , ain lng the Alma Temple membera> from Washington, Manager Connelly Expected Home. Manager Connelly, of the Wilmington baseball team, is expected home tonight, and his friends will give hlh a reception. Old Station Has Disappeared. No vestige of 'he temporary station of the P., B. \ W. now remains, and to day men ate clearing the ground Is De cupled for the erection of the remaining wing of the no«- salion. hold a smoker In Irish American Hall on Monday evening, __ Butchers to Have Smoker. The Retail Butchers' Association will An Enjoyable Smoker. Following the meeting of the Forester's Club last evening, a social and smoker wa!i ' hcld which was largely attended, read at 11,0 Armory laBl evrnln * «ccept ing the resignations of Lieutenants Kvans, fo Company D, and Davis and Sweetrrmn, of Company A. They leave the service to! devote their attention to private business. Guardsmen Leave the Service. Orders Issued by Governor Lea were New Pastor Arrives. The Rev. G. R. Neese, pastor of Madeley M. E. Church, arrived in this city from Nantlcoke. Md., to-day. A re ception will be given Mr. Neese In the church on Friday evening by the Ladles' Aid Society. TWENTY-FOUR FIREMEN INJURED By Our Own Wire, Publishers' Press. NEW YORK. April «.-Twenty-four tire.! ... . .. _ , , men were hurt, four of them seriously, . .. ... . . - „ ,1 at a fire In Maiden Lane today. Four of ; the men were caught under falling walls. They were rescued by comrades Just in time and hurried away to hlspitals. Chief Croker and Deputy Chief Guerin were among thoso hurt. Mrs. Maddox Sues for Divorce. It became known to-day that Mrs. AH ice B. Maddox has d'ted an applica tion for divorce from George A. Mad dox In the office >f Prothanotary ■Speakman at the County Court House. County TPSSAUier Burns is confined to his bom® at»'U to-day with rheu matism. « 1 N Sr 1 " V , * . . ai r-asai .1 » t m SO •v N > V J ■V TM . 11 ■ A ,. ;;; 9 f iM t* W-iW.i - ■ '* ■ j j mffkà r: t ' JQ2JU3 jLs. NEWLY-ELECT BSD MAYOR OF CHICAGO. SHERIDAN HEAD OF CONFERENCE Retiring President Little Re fers Briefly to Church Troubles in Delaware WASHINGTON, April 4-^Thc Rev. J M. (Sheridan was yesterday elected President of the Maryland annual con ference of the Methodist Protemtant Oburcih to succeed the Rav F. T. Lit tle, who refused a re-election reference was made by Dr. Little In his interesting report reviewing the .work of the conference for the past year, either to a recent attack made on No him by Rev. H. O. Keen, of Oeorge town. l>el., or to the situation at Clay ton. Del., where Rev. A C. Boyd teat deposed, except to mention briefly the tetter fact. The most Important episode was the introduction of a resolution by Daniel Paker, of Balt'more. for the appoint ment of a committee, to bring about If possible, an Increase in the salaries of all the ministers In the ■ conference at once. No reference was made to the ques tion of the ultimate merger of the Methodist: Protestant Churdh with the United Brethren and the Congregatton a lists. TWENTY-EIGHT SHOCKS AT B1TÜS By Our Own Wir«. Publishers' Press. CONSTANTINOPLE. April 4—'Late advices received hero to-day from Btltlls auys that there were twenty-eight dis tinct shocks in yesterd ty's earthquake. Eight persons ware kille l outright' and scares Injured. Three hunderd house« were destroyed and great property loss resulted. Exercise Yard at Workhouse. Plans for the exercise yard at the county workhouse at Oreenbank are be ing considered by the trustees of that institution. Verdict in Coroner's Case. Coroner Calloway's Jury In the case» of John SrnKh, who ektt's Court decided hi»t night that death was due to exposure. found dead In Pin STOCK QUOTATIONS ONE O'CLOCK QUOTATIONS From Scott A Co., Wilmington. A mal. Copper Co. American Smelting Com ., American Sugar Refining. . «314 __127 -- 12714 Ate. Top. and Santa Fo Com . . 9$ Atch. Top. and Santa Fo Pref. iö ..CSH Broklyn Rapid Transit. Baltimore and Ohio . Canada Southern. .990» .8014 .14 .4I\ Chicago Ot. Western. Chesapeake and Ohio ... Chicago and Alton . Chicago and Northwest. Chicago, MIL and St. Paul Com. .13614 Delaware and Hudson Delaware, Lackawanna and Western 47« Erie . | .15 .. ..151 IV.'. .251a .. «0 .14814 . 1194» . 2714 . «214 .138 Erie 1st Pref ... Illinois Central . ... •• Louisville and Nashville ...... Int. Met. Com. Int. Met. .. Manhattan Cons . Missouri Pacific . Mo., Kansas and Texas Pfd ., National Lead Com . .754, .65', «14 N. Y. Central and Hudson .... N. Y. Ontario and Western .3814 .1194, .78 Norfolk and Western Com. Northern Pacific Com . „ Pacific Mai! . „ , , Pennsylvania Railroad Company . . T» , ' 0 J| <, * .. ' 11 n * 8 ... .. a , . tok ulaml Vrv( . Southern Pacific. Southern Railway Com . Texas and Pacific . .135 ^ ; I ! , 12 « 11014 .84 .S4 .2114 ■ Tennessee Coal and Iron Co.13914] U. 8. Steel C >m U. S. Steel Pfd Wabash Com .. . Wabash Pfrd Western Union .. GL X«. Ptd ... .4714 .8014 . 2214 .29 .^141 99\ .14'4] .35 j .S1'4 .U6N,, I WERE AFRAID TO LEAVE HOMES Great Scarcity of Small Houses Prevented Many From Moving The demand for small house« »till keeps up and the real estate dealers are at low how to cope with the situa tion. Fewer persons tnaved on March 25 last, than In any previous year and the reason given Is that many were afraid to lea.ve their present «bodes for fear that they would tie unable to find other homes. In consequence of the scarcity of house«, rents remain high and many famille» with small Incomes arc obliged to live two and three in a house The erection of numerous apartment build ings has failed to improve conditions and according to one real estate man there is yet needed from 500 to a thousand houses In Wilmington Mm everybody In. the city Is comfortably housed. Because of the Inclement weather during the winter months building operations have been at a standstill, tout now that spring has set In many no«' dwellings will be erected. They will bee reeled in every part of the city but particularly on the west side of the town, where tne population is grvwtng fast. TWO PERSONS DIE SUDDENLY Two sudden deaths were reported hy the coroner to-day. John Sheehy aged «7. tiled suddenly of apoplexy at his home No. 4281 East Seventh street, last night. His fun-j erst will take place Saturday morning. At New Castle Mrs. Sarah A. Klems. aged 09, died suddenly of heart disease. TRUSTEES DISCUSS HOSPITAL ADDITION At a meeting of tbe trustees of the State Hospital at Farnhurst this morning Archi tects Baker and Dallett, of Plilladelphla, Laussatt Rogers, of New Castle and Pier son and Connell, of Wilmington, were present and discussed plans for the pro posed new building, for which 340,000 was apropriated by the Legislature. It is to he used by the colored Inmates., The hospital population is: Male In mates, 22«; females, 183, total, 40»; admit ted during monlb. males, 3: females. 2; discharged, mule«, 1; died, males, 2; fe males 3; total, 5. Remaining In hospital April 1. males 228; females. 182; total, 498. Received from board of pay patients during March, 3914.73. CHANCELLOR WAS BUSY Chancellor Nicholson to-day dismissed the petition for partition in the matter of the re al estat e of Anna Graham on the in ,h. nf A "7' » m "if.™ \t point of the effect of a Judgment against an executor when the (heirs or devisees are; ground tha there was a question of title involved which the law courts should de cide. In the case of oJhn W. Bird, admlnistra tor of James A. Anderson, vs. Jeanette B. Stubbs and Alonzo G. B. Anderson, the Chanceler denied a preliminary Injunc tion, the rule was dismissed and tne re straining order heretofore issued he dis solved. |ln the matter of the receivership of the] State Building and ls>«n Bank Ï. Bayard Helsel. special muster, submitted a parties. eral report which was approved. Mr. Helsel was then ordered to submit a more detailed report setting forth among other things the amount due each creditor and stockholder of the association. Minor Cases in City Court. Many prisoners were arraigned be fore Judge Cochran in City Court this muj-ning. charged with minor offenses. Edward E. Lyons was fined 33 and costs for disorderly conduct, and (V P ua Hayward, colored, $5 and costs. william Mundell was held in |100 ball for pointing a revolver on the street. William King was given ten days for vagrancy. A case of trespass brought against Georg© Dawson by Mrs. Ella Adams was dismissed. SQUIRE HOLLIS DIES SUDDENLY SPRING RUSH TO GRETNA GREEN Philadelphia and Chester Couples Married in This City Yesterday "Where Is my daughter Laura?" asked Mrs. Hamilton, of Chester when Blrney j Pedrlck appeared at the homo and greeted j h< r. "She Is my wife," said Mr. Pedrlck as he took the wedding certificate from his pocket and showed it to the surprised mother. The couple had been engaged for some time, but no one except themselves knew the marriage was to take place so soon The ceremony was performed In this city by the Rev. George l- Wolfe, and while Ml« Carrie M. Hamilton, of 747 South Twenty-second street, Philadelphia, came to Wilmington yesterday and were mar rled by the Rev. Alex. Alison, Jr.. wlio| is a boyhood friend of the bridegroom. Mr. McCarter Is a superintendent In the registry department of tbs postofflee. He, the parents of the bride had no objection pi the marriage, there was much surprise at the elopement. Fearing parental opposition. William B McCarter. ,lr., of 2315 Reed street, and and Miss Hamilton had been engaged some time, their romance lioglntvlng with their joining the choir of the Grace Presbyter ian Churdh. Frank Petsch and Mies Louise Strass nor, of Philadelphia, were married by the Re. H. A. O. Weaterfleld of Anbury Methodist Episcopal Church. Sunday Breakfast Association Busy. The Sundiay Breakfast Association has had Ua headquarters thoroughly (renovated, nud has engaged the Rev. J. W. late to conduct a eerie» of evan gelistic meetings in the near future. NO BOAT TO CAPE MAY THIS YEAR Mayor Wilson Says There is a Dearth of Suitable Ves sels For the Trip Many WUmlngtonians will be disap pointed to learn that no steamboat will be run between Philadelphia, this city and' Cape May this year. A company was organised laet year, of which Mayor Honor Wilson of this city was at the head, to operate a sliced y and first class steamboat from Philadelphia, touching at Chester and Wilmington, to convey excursionists to Cape May. Mayor Wilson to-day said no boat would toe run this year, ua the enm pi , ny hud been unable to gel a palatial vessel of the required speed built in time, and no contract was given on that account. In looking around for a steamboat Mayor Wilson and his colleagues found that pracl4ca.il y all Ute boats suitable for the Cape May route had been chartered tq ea rry excursionists to the Jamestown Expositions As a matter of fact there are few st Min (boats in the East that would meet the requirements for speed and comfort demanded on the Capo May route. FIFTEEN PERISH IN FIRE By Our Own Wire. Publishers' Press, SAN FRANCISCO. April 1 Fifteen Italian laborers are believed to have perished in a lire which destroyed h three-story frame lodging huse to day. eBtween 35 and 40 perrons were as!eet> In the building when the lire « started. Eighteen or twenty Jumped from windows and nearly all were In jured. twelve being seriously hurt. Fifteen are missing. Asbury Church Welcomes Pastor. Asbury M. B. Church was thronged last night, when the congregation cx tended a reception to their pastor, th* Rev. H. A. G. Westerfleld, and to Pr*-j siding Elder A. 8. Mowbray. An or chestra provided music, and addresses were made by officers of the various church societies. | j Italian Mission Entertainment. At West Presbyterian Church last , .. , _, eyenlng/the work of the Ita la. Mission at Seventh and ^ has been <*stabll«hf , a uncior tne auspues nt in. chur.h. «m «Ml«» '» 2^w"î.*nÂ .'.TSn" ( byterlan Church of Philadelphia. Ad dresses were made by the Rev. Ajide Plravlnnl. of Philadelphia, and Thomas i ■SS_for De PamphlllL the missionary In charge of the local work. The Rev. A'exander gwt^Allaon, Jr., presided. Anti-Saloon League Plans. Upon request of the Methodist Con National Anti-Saloon ! ference, the League arranged with William H. An derson to take charge of the antl-Il rampalgn In November. He has ; the Rev. Royal Raymond, of cense chosen Rochester, N. T., to assist him. office is to be established hero. An Permits for Improvements. W. 8. Lewis was granted a permit tu day to alter the bookblndery of R. T. Stuart, at 615 Shipley street, which wii cost 3500. A permit was granted to W. R. Fox to Improve the house of Moms Ooodlevege. at Taylor and Spruce streets, to cost $150. Although FeelingUnwell Was About the Streets As Us ual Yesterday HE WAS A NATIVE OF SUSSEX COUNTY Magistrate George H. Ho ds, after a brief illness, died suddenly, shortly af ter 4 o'clock this morning at his home. No. 920 Madison street. When he re tired last evening his condition was noH thought to toe serious, but during the li ght Mrs. Hollis was awakened hy Jibi* making a peculiar gurgling sound Mn within a few minutes he expired. Death was probably due from an ef fect Ion at the heart. For several week* Mr. Hofflts cesw lilnlnod of feeling unwell and some daiyg was unable to be at his office. He wag about charting with rleudr as yesterday. His condition was not con sider! d alarming at any time and M* sudden death came as a great sunpriM He Is survived, toy his widow and u so«g u»u*| U. Clarence Hollis, Mr, Hollis was 80 years of age and «as horn near Brldgevllle. At an early age he started In the stove and tin business tat Crlsflo'd. Md.. and later went to Philadelphia where he entered ( the employ of llhe Lefbrunrtt and Mc Dowell .Stove Company, with which con earn he remained three years. Ha then returned to Delaware'and opened a general merchandise »tore at Green wood ami from that place he came tn Wilmington. oFr a time he was in thee tnptoy oj the Capelle Hardware Company, and while there he ormed the firm o£ Cleaver and HoMla, stove dealers,,whirl* for sometime did business at No. 211 Market street. When this Ilian dis solved partnership Mr. Halils started It* the furniture business at No. 9 Misa Fourth street He superintended the construction ofl the foundation walls of the post oft-fie building at Ninth i.nd Hhlpley streets. Mix years ago he was appointed: magistrate hy Governor Hunn and tiwot yearn «go he Was reappointed hy Gov ernor Lea. He was also president of The Munbattep Ijaundry Company. The funeral services will be held at the late home of Mr, Hollis on Satur day «yenAng st 8 o'clock, and Inter» n.cnt will be made the next day ag BrldgevMle. In politics he was an active Republi can. and he had a host of friends from one end of the State to the other. He never eevwred his associations with Sussex county friends, who were In numerable. As a diversion he raised fancy chickens, and had won many prises recently. MAY PURCHASE MORE PARK LAND Members of the executive committee of the Park Commission at a meeting this morning considered the purchase of additional land for Brandywine Park; Tlx re I« a plot desired on the north side of West street, and a tract ad joining Rockford Park alto is under* oonslderatlotj. The Park Commissioners desired tor visit the land under consideration and probably will take action at their next n gu Ut r meet lug. Wasljington's Annual Smoker. The committee In charge of tha Washington Fire Company's annual smoker, which will be hold in Irlsh American Hull on April 11, Is working hard to make the affair a grand success. The committee has the company's trip also In charge. BUILDING BOOM IS NOW ON Many Permits Are Issued for New Houses and Im provements which can be purchased or rented toy people of moderate means is apprecl ated by local capitalists was made That the demand for small house« manifest yesterday when a building | permit «us Issued by the city to James j H. Kano and Son for the erection of »Ix «wo story houses on Sixteenth f °« ^ B. Culbert, the cost of construction 40 approximate 31660 each, ^ erection of three handsome duellings _ . . , . - ,„,^7. Mn « ( srsr5"jüf«ss? ,rrs'; ' 11,6 llBt °* P*™«* 18 as roä j i lows: To James H. Kane *nd Son. to erect N. B. Culbert six two-story dwell ^ 0 f sixteenth street MKm Lincoln and Union, to coal 31660 each. To Edward Johnson, to erect dwellings at Nos. 1502 and 1504 Broome street, each to cost 35000. To th© «une, to erect a dwelling all No. 1500 Broome street, to coat 36000 To F. C. Koenig, of Philadelphia, to make alterations «o the zutldlns 410 Market street, to cost S3000. To the A. 8. Reed and Brother Com pony, to bulkl for the 1*.. U. and W. Railroad Company, on the south ski® of Front street, near Washington, a scale of lice, to cost 3"00. To P. F. Martin and Son, to make an addition to the house No 1308 Banning street, to cost 3600. *. To Edward Johnson, to make alter ation« to tbe property No. IUI Harri - son street, to aosi $£00. two ;