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The Crisis in His 1 Hue- Thought
lo He Approaihiiifr
1IU lli lul i Infiiri itll Tlull 111
I Iff liepclliln II le ciilcil lliilliRC
n III Condition rimiililiil KlI
Itlilit lit the IJeiiernls
INDIANAPOLIS March 11 The condi
tion of cx Presldcnt llirrison seen
through the statement of his ph siclans
tlocs not show anv material change but
the fact tint despatches have been sent
to his children salng that unless there
is a decided change soon lie cannotrccov
i r indicates that the doctor and the
il are viewing the case as graver than
a crisis in his disease Is neir at hind
Tills is admitted when Dr Jameson is
pressed for a fuller expression of his
patients case and it is a fact that he
dos not bellev o that Mr Harrison s con
dition warrants the belief tint ha will
ever recoer
lie Is at his bedside almost constant
arJ when force el to leave another phjsl
clin is placed In the room with instruc
tions to inform him ir case of the
indication of a change
When seen tonight and asked for a
statement of the condition of the patient
Dr Jameson wrote out the following
During the earlier part of the da Mr
Harrisons condition was practically un
changed from jestcrda Mnce 3 P in
it has not been quite so favorable not
tint he Is materially worse but is a little
more restless and his pulse Is a little
This however might reasonably be ex
pected Inasmuch as he has been contend
ing one day more against the disease
The phjsical examination this evening
reveals no evidence of the extension of
the inflammatory process but on the
contrary there are slight indications of
resolution or subsidence of the Inflamma
His condition though Is still ery
Telegraphic messages were received to
day from all parts of the country enquir
ing about Mr Harrisons condition and
expressing hope that it is not serious
The Question of IIIh Retirement Din
cussed In lnrllnmcnt
LONDON March 11 The question of
Major General Sir Henry Colvllles en
forced retirement from the army was
raised in the House of Commons today
Mr Brodrlck Secretary of State for
War denied that he had acted on his own
initiative in the matter or that he had
been influenced by aristocratic members
of the Yeomanry whom General Colville
had not aided at Llndiey
Mr Brodrlck declared that General
Colville was responsible for tbe Boers
capturing General Broadwoods guns at
Fannas Post He did not go to assist
General Broadwoods shattered corps
Which was two miles distant from him
He similar Ignored General Spragges
request for support at Ltndle
Hurl Boberts reported that General Col
vile had shown want of enterprise and
Judgment and had set an example
which if It had been followed would
be fata to the army in the field He hud
been treated far more hnlently than
would have been by a court martial The
discussion was then adjourned
General Colville was in the gallery
Tvhllc It wns going on
AHcednle stntinu llie Seme f De
termliird rinlitliiK
CAPE TOWN March 11 -A small com
mando believed to be Krltzingers made
a determined attack on Shelton Station
thirt miles north of Alice dale Junction
The rallwa was torn up the telegraph
cut and the station looted An armored
train from Port Elizabeth drove fie
Doers to the east
Ciisph Si mi pmiirliic Anionc the
Ilcltijr ClaM of niirupeniih
CAPE TOWN March 11 -To date the
tntal number of deaths resulting from
the plague is 23 Cases are now appearing
among the better class of Europeans liv
ing in healthy parts of the city
The Government has secured the Im
perial Yeomanry Hospital at Maitland
three miles from Cape Town for Euro
pean cases
llie Ilrltiili Clllice Issues n Re
port on South Africa
IONDON March 11 Tile War Office
prints a list of casualties in South Africa
recentlj which shows that a captain of
Kitcheners scouts was killed and four
nipn In the same commandwere Indly
wounded in a light on March S at Stel
lcnboch Vlel
A number of Brltinh
w ere re
leased at Flclfcburg on the same date
0nitJiiUt nt was rirubr wounded
irlda 0ranBe Rlvr Ccon last
flu- Cold ttuio Mi 111 lo il lt Wuct
ICiiiiii ii
A ICTOIHAB March II -The steam
er Darubo wh h arrived this morning
lirjught from Dawson telegrams to March
1 which stated that the mall from Nome
lad readied there and gave news of many
deaths from freezing and great suffering
lit Cpe Nome
The cold wave was the worst ever
Ucwn Tent had been blown down and
thr Inmates suffered severcl One man
lrt Nome on December and two hours
lifter he wtnt a party corning in found
Wot and hit two dogs frozen The wind
had covered them with a snow blanket
nnd their bodies were only found by be
Jg stumbled upon Other deaths were
lei orted
Business nt Nome was reported very
elall Several stampedes took place and
In nearl ever instance good strikes vere
Inade Old miners were predicting big
nds for next season
ivorfoll Vi WnnIiliiKiim Mmiiihnnt Co
DtllRhtlel trips ilailr at I JO p m from loot
7th et to Old Point Comfort Neuport tows
Ncrfolk sail tho boulu Per schedule tec page 7
EllKlnuiI llefum H to Krrr
iueniliiM utK
Jord 1 iiinccfolc the British Ambassa
dor npiKirod at the State Depirtnvnt
vesttrda and handed Secrctar Ilaj a
memorandum embracing Instructions from
Lord Lirslowno the British Minister for
I Foreign Affairs in res ml to the
launcclote 1 Mil ml in Can il Trial
The memorandum explains C cat Bri
tains reasons for not accepting the Sen
ate lirendmcnts to the treat and ex
presses rigret lint the negotiation
should hae been brought to such a con
Tnere Is nothing in the British answer
to suggest tint a reopening of ncgotla
tioi s for a now treat wouki be welcomed
by Great nritan In fact the answer In
dicates that the S ilsbur Cabinet lc
girds the iiuestion of arranging a eonven
tlon to tike the place of the Uulwcr
Cla ton Treat as ended 1 here Is no
uoubt tint from the tone of the British
the public Is permitted to know and that j reply an attempt to reopen negotiations
mist le intlaled bv the I nited States
Fo oad luse statements nothing eouid
the extmt and character of the British
ansu er
Opinion n iiP itcjceliiiii of the
I renlj iiitniliueuts
LONDON March 12 The comments
which appear here this morning on the
rejection bj Great Britain of the amend
ments to the lJa Piunccfote Treat are
iiininl reproductions of the opinions ex
pressed at the time the- amendments were
presented to the British Government for
action thereon
Tho rejection was generally regarded
as a foregone conclusion and no resent
ment Is expressed against Senator Mor
gan and the other extremists who are
not regarded as intluencing American
opinion Desilte th lire eaters sas
the Standard the Americans will lie
able to keep their ngagements knowing
well that any equitable proposition they
inak will get a read and cordial ic
The Telegraph dees not doubt that an
honorable compromise will be found but
sa it Is for the United Stales to make
the next sugestion
The Dill News while declaring that
nobody doubts the existence of rights
under the Cla ton Bulwer Treaty sas
the are no longer of overwhelming im
portance to Great Britain That countr
has no sound reason for placing obstacles
in the way of the wish of the United
Suites to construct and fortify the canal
It hopes that the matter will soon be re
sumed It suggests that the Cla ton
Bulwer Treaty be eiuletl abrogated by
mutual consent
The Chronicle regards the rejection
as a dignified rebuff to the Senaloral
Anglophobes It holds that President
McKinle s lack of firmness is partly to
blame for the Incident Great Britain
it sas ought not to make counter-proposals
but should await the next move
or the United States
llegardlng the text of the Marquis of
Lansdownes reply to the United States
nothing is detlnltel known but the
Morning Post snvs it learns that It Is
discursive and adduces arguments to
convince the United States of the Impos
sibility of Great Britain accepting the
Tropical Hcnt Ircvnlls nml Sitml
TRIESTE March 11 The sirocco which
has bein prevailing in Sicily and south
ern and central I till lias reached here
The wind has caused the temperature to
become of tropical warmth A quantity
of sand has fallen
A s4llln rrlilleet sij M Amerlen
LcnilK In liu lit liulldlni
GLASGOW March 11 In a lecture de
livered at the universltv here John
Howard Biles consulting naval archi
tect contrasted British and Ami rican
jacht construction He said that Great
Britain had alwas beer several jcar3
behind the United Stales
The plea that British achts competing
In the United States were obliged to cross
the Atlantic had served as an excuse too
long There had tieen a steady develop
ment in the direction of lighter hulls and
more sail but the British were ct behind
the Americans
The problem was to decrease the weight
without reducing the strength
llie Gov eminent to forbid the Tie of
Ann Inl Prinluc tN
BERLIN March 11 According to the
evening papers the Governments litest
step to aid the sugar Industr Is a pro
posal to forbid the general use of sac
charine and other artificial sweetenings
The draft of a bill dealing with the sub
ject which has been s ibmltted to the
Bundesrath establishes the prohibition
from April 1S02 except In cases w here
health forbids the use of natural sugar
The sale of the artificial products will
be limited to druggists and other author
ized persons A consumption tax of no
marks per kilogram will be Imposed on
these products
JiiiiKloivlcr Left Ills rnrlime
round a Tnlt ersllj
VIENNA March 11 Ix gal action lias
arisen over the will of Andres Jungko
wrz a misshapen beggar who for thirty
four ears frequented the pavement In
front of the Roal Hotel nt Budapest
He lately died at the age of eighty four
Subsequently bonds to the amount of
SoOyjO crowns were found in tho gariet
where he had slept He left a will be
queathing his mom y to tliu city f Prcis
burg to establish t Hungarian utiveitit
His relatives who are all poor lisputu
the will The ease is being beaid nt Lud
The Appenl of n Suit Inv ult Iiik IfO
000000 ill Steurllles
TORONTO March 11 An Interesting
telegraph case will come up before tho
Qourt of Appeals here this week and will
occupy the attention of nearl all the
prominent legal firms in the city
The plaintiff is George Morrow a Bos
ton broker and he is suing to set aside
n transfer of stock In the Montreal Tele
graph Co ny to the Great Northwest
ern Telegraph Company whereby the
Western Union Telegraph Company se
cured control of both companies He
failed before Justice Meredith
It Is said thai J200O0 of securities
arc directly and vltillj Involved in the
result of the action and appeal It Is
claimed incidentally b the plaintiff that
the Great Northern Company Is not
earning the S per cent dividend it pays
annually lo the Montreal Telegraph
shareholders and Hint tho Western Union
Is making up the deficit and rhnrslns I
against the Canadian companies
Determined Demands
Iticnkiiig Dvn Resistance
Mr Omcrr snrM mi IIIh Wiij Home
Tin- site for I In- I liKed
Stalls Icgrntliin tni rlcnn SiiIiIUts
Ii eimriuK to Hie Clt
IEKIN March 11 It Is understood that
the Chinese commissioners will sign the
agreement with Russia respecting Man
churia within ttn das The Chinese re
spect a strong and determined neighbor
though her demands injure China The
prefer to grant favors to such a Power
rather than to others professedly gi ner
ous but whose object Js uncertain
China is convinced that no Power is
reallj fricndl with her Hence the
jlelds to necessiti telieving that the ad
vantage granted to Russia Is better than
an attempt at resistance
The site for the new American legation
be learned at the State Department of tbe purchase of whch has been
ized b the American Government is situ
atcd in the sojlhwest section of the Inter
national legation eiuirter ndjolning the
city wall It will rcejulre special meisines
of defence which means an addltiornl
expense if the extensive plan of fortfl
catlon contemplated is approved The
other legations Insist that all shall share
In tbe expense of the fortifications In pro
portion to the space and positions occu
The American milltar contingent Is
taking the first steps to evacuate the clt
The have removed a large part of their
electric apparatus from the Temple of
Minister Conger left here toda on his
way home He will visit Canton and will
then sail on the steamer Nippon Maru for
the United States
There was a large representation from
the diplomatic body present at the rall
wa station Cordial greetings were ex
changed with the American representa
tive when he arrived and he was bidden
a heart farewell
Prior to leaving the cit Mr Conger re
ceived a letter from the State Department
expressing approval of his entire conduct
here and refuting the sensational charges
that have beer made against him by cer
tain writers He stated that he expects
to return In September
He is much gratified by the progress
alread made In the peace negotiations
and is hopeful of a speed settlement of
the Important points involved but he ex
pressed solicitude for the autonom of the
Minister Conger has left Pekln to re
turn to the United States The Depart
ment of fatate esterda received the fol
lowing cablegram from him
iekin March 11 isl -I leave Pekln
today for America Squiers Is left In
charge CONGER
The State Department has designated
the standing of Mr Rockhlll the Presi
dents special commissioner to China and
Mr Squiers Secretar of the Legation at
ivkin respectivel for the period of Min
ister Congers absence Mr Rockhlll will
conduct the negotiations In behalf of the
United States with Li Hung Chang and
1iince Chlng the Chinese plenipotentiar
ies appointed to arrange with the Powers
the- terms of settlement of the Boxer
troubles Of all other diplomatic business
and of the American Location business
generally Mr Squiers will have control
acting In Mr Congers absence ns Charge
d Affaires
The- Secretary of War has approved
General Chaffee s plans for the withdraw
al of American troops from China nnd or
ders have been Issued for part of the
rresent force to embark on an army
transport at Shanlnlkwan
General Chaffee k recommendation that
a legation guard of only two companies
remain In Pekln haa also received the
approval of the War Department
information Just received from Pekln
is to the effect that a detachment of
troops has left Iekin and will be follow
ed gradually b the withdrawal of oth
er troops It Is probable tint the lega
tlin guard of two companies will be re
duced to but one eompan late In the
summer or early next all
I he troops withdrawn from China will
be sent to Manila and as soon ns the
withdrawal is completed General Chaffee
will also go to Manila to relieve General
The Parmers Dentil Irobnbl Due to
nn Arclilent
TRENTON N J March ll Corjner
Bower and a Jury went to Extonvllle to
day and visiu d the home of the late
Thomas a wealthy faimer
who was found diad In his barn on Sun
day morning undi l circumstances Ulilcll
caused suspicion of foul day No tiutop
sy was performed but a fcuperflisl ex
amination showed that the skull had been
crushed In and that the bodv wis a
maid of bruised with a numbi r of i uts
about the head in addition to the one
which broke the skull and v as the Im
mediate cause of his diath The date of
the Inquest has not been fixed as vet but
a burial certificate will be issued tomor
hat cauoe d th suspicion that Apple
gate had met foul play was the fact that
he not onl received athreatening letter
but in actuil visit from so colled White
caps n few weeks ago and that he has
said rcpeatedlv since then that lie expect
ed to be murdered Neverthiliss the gen
eral lie lief is that he was not murdered
but was killed b his horse while Intoxi
cated ills sis she was the victim
of his abuse for thrte ears nnd this was
the cause of the visit of the Whltecaps
On Saturda lie went to Bordentovvn
nnd when he got b ick late in the after
noon he was more Intoxicated than she
remembered seilng him In a long time
hen he started for the stable he was
reeling from side to side
A A liliivv llrulfill Ili nleu e llr
Mount Vermin 1
The mutilated bod of Mrs Sarih Jane
Hes an ned widow was found this
morning In the kitchen of her little home
at Bladcnsburg a small hamlet southeast
of this clt b a neighbor who Iited the
The womans brains had been lieuen out
with a club and her face mutilated with
a knife almost beond recognition and her
arms and shoulders were hacked Foot
prints evident made by a man of large
size led to a woodpile and showed where
the- murderer hot his weapon
GroumleVl mi hhiclc on llie
Jceille llKlillniiitti
LONDON March 11 The Castle Lino
steamship Klnfaus Castle Is ashore- on
the Shingle bank off the Neidlcs light
house She grounded during a heav fog
lherearo ninct lvp cabin passengers on
the boat Tugs have been despatched to
the- assistance of the vessel
foe lo Ireland
I ONDON March 11 The Duke and
Duchess of Manchest r have- gone to
Tanderageo Castle lle duke- r se it In
Armngh Ireland Ho said toda that the
breach of promise suit brought against
him by Miss Portia Knight was quite un
justllled ami lie believed thai ll had
been dropped since the writ was served
upon him
reblilsliop Clinpelle Snlii tt Ijmir
Tills solution
NEW OBiEANS Marcu il
Iteane who has been in the Philippines
with Archbishop ChnpeUe arrived here
toda direct from Manila rather Renney
reportid Archbishop Clnpelle as looking
careworn but being In good health A hen
he left Manila the Archbishop was pi
panng to start for Rome on the way home
to New Orleans but he Is convinced tot
events which have happened since then
will render a departure from Manila cur
ing March Impossible
1 lie Arehbis tip had lost the easa tS
the San Jose College the medical college
to which the Catholic Church laid dalm
Father Renney said the Philippine court
had decided against the claim of the
Church and In Tavor of the Cover lmcnt
ownership of tho property Archblshoo
- i in
I cnapciie naa nimsii pn auiu inu tre
court assisted oy Arcnoisnop MKuima
of Manila
An appeal would be taken to the Su
preme Court of the United States but
lather Reane did rot think there was
niij clmce of that tribunal reversing the
decision of the Philippine court On the
other hind the Archbishop had gained
the point of having the Church catechism
used in the public schools
rather Remey thought that llie ques
tion of the expulsion of the friars would
be settled In the secufarizatlon of the re
ligious orders nil the priestly members
of the religious orders being allowed to
avnil themselves of the privilege granted
b the Catholic Church when the occa
sion arises of becoming secular priests
This would keep the friars in the Phil
ippines but as Catholic priests not as
members of a religious organisation
Archbishop Chapelle approved this plan
ns tho best wa to settle the problem in
asmuch as It would leave In charge of
the Church men who understood the lan
guage customs and manners of the peo
If the friars became secular priests they
would stand in the same atltudc as the
ministers of other sects and religions
and could not be expilletl from the archi
TcunnlK of n Jen lork llnt Ioreed
to Ilee
NEW lORK March II One hundred
tenants of the Winchester apartment
house at the southwesf corner of Ninth
Avenue and FIft seventh Street were
driven from their beds by fire this moriv
Most of them reached the street by
means of the elevator which made flying
trips under the guidance of James Shaw
the night engineer of the Winchester
Shaw becime unconscious owing to the
elense smoke In the halls and the police
called for a volunteer
Jaek Collins a pugilist promptly en
tered the car He made five or six trips
and did not stop until there were no more
passengers to be brought out of the
building Collins had a rain coat on and
he cov creel his head with It while riding
up and down the elevator shaft
Allen Sangree wns almost frantic when
he was led from the elevator He sail
that he had Just finished the last chapter
of a book dealing with Lis experiences In
South Africa Ho said that he had
grabbed the manuscript wheiihe Hi Uii
room but lost It somewhere He Ai led
to return for It but the poj em i Jicld
him The fire caused Jin nr amounting
to iVAOO
Allowed In Himself AVitli
IIIH Inenrie
NEW YORK March 11 Senator Piatt
remained In his room at the rifth Avenue
Hotel all this morning and neglected the
express business in order to examine
State police bills ancient and modern
submitted to him by ex Judge W M Co
hen and other experts who are trjlng to
solve- the problem of turning over the
police of New York City to the Repub
lican machine without violating the con
stitution He examined the original Met
ropolitan Police bill the Constabulary
bill which Governor Roosevelt tried to
put through the Legislature and various
other measures on the same line which
have been offered to him b Iawers who
expect to gain favor b solving the prob
lem for him but it nppeired that the
Senator was not satisfied with any of
these efforts to get around Die constitu
tional provision concerning home rule
When asked whether he had selected a
bill which was tu go through the legisla
ture he repliesl I have nothing to com
municatenot a vvprd
None of the Republican Senators or
Ahsembbmen of this cit cjlled on Mr
Piatt toda to give him pssurnnccs of
support All of thorn are known to be
opposed to the constabulary scheme
Tliev do not criticise his position how
evir One of the Assembl men expressed
the general feeling when he said- The
old man Is amusing himself and Is not
hurting an bod
mere was a note of compass on In the
comments heard toda on benator Piatts
talk about a State police bill Last week
he declared positivil in Washington tint
such a bill would In- passed within a wek
i roni tins position he gradu ill receded
until cstcrdiy he- was quoted as saviag
Senator Raines tells me that vvlienver
I givo the word a Ktnte nnllre hilt wilt
be passed This de pendenco on inform i
tion from Raines b a mall whose orders
used to be obeed without question causeel
remarks b old time followers of the
Senator which would not gratify him If
he believes that he still retains absolute
control of the machine -
On thing seems to bo settled nam ly
that the R lines Constabular bill has
been abandoned Whether a compromise
measure which will avoid the constitu
tional pitfalls can bo constructed re
mains to be seen
I he Iteforni Ie nKue Irnlesls Auniimt
the llllllnl IIIH
ANNAPOLIS am March 11 Represen
tatives of the Reform League were In An
napolis today strongly protesting against
the pissage b tho General Assembly of
the proposed ballot law which means dis
franchisement of 1 literate white and col
ored voters
Ex Senator Arthur P Gorman Is on
hand to push along the bill ns speedily
as possible Active Republicans are- also
looking into the measuii with much con
A hearing was given tod iv In the Sen
ate chamber lasting nearly four hours
The Reform League speakers wero Intro
duced b Clurlis J Bonaparte of Balti
more n lendir In the movement
It is evident the Senate Is acting cati
tlousl One of the Senators has said
tint his white friends vvoald ufrer by the
bill Several lively tilts oicurred during
the several hours debate In vhlch n half
dozen spoke for and ngalnst the bill
V lrnlluer Manifesto
PARIS March 11 The d legates f the
Luropenn and American pro Boer com
mittees In conference here- have drafted
u manifesto protesting agilnst the vio
IMian of rights of map bv he British m
South Africa and appealing to tho Eu
ropean nnd American Gcvrnnients to
mediate to Up th war and preeerve ine
indcpenlic of the South African li
Union Trust and storage Co
Kile deputlt boies J5 ear up
1IJ1 1 st rents
Nine Hndies Taken From the
Wrecked Chicago Laundry
Oilier Victims of the Holler Explo
sion Ire Suppose il In He llurli il
1 mler the Debris The Ilfse nerH
II ml First In Untile Willi Flames
CHICAGO March II A boiler explosion
in the Doremus Laundry 4CS to i62 West
Madison Street at S H oclock this morn
ing resulted in many deaths among the
empIoes Nine bodies had been recovered
from the ruins up to tonight
Tent slx other persons were injured
several fatlll and a number are missing
It is believed that bodies are still burled
In the wreck The majority of the vic
tims were girls
The west wall of the Wavcrly Theatre
building now occupied bj the Volunteers
of America adjoining the ruined struc
ture was knocked In and the auditorium
of that building filled with debris
Inspector Shea has given orders to hold
In custody A F Doremus the proprietor
of the laundry until the mstcr concern
ing the cause of the explosion has been
cleared aw a Doremus said that he
bought the boiler four ears ago
It was thoroughly overhauled and in
spected at the time he sas and has been
regularl Inspected ever since It was fif
teen leet long b five feet In diameter and
of slxt horsepower Doremus also told
Inspector Shea that he paid J12 a week to
the man who attended the boilers That
amount the Inspector said will not pay
the- wages or a competent engineer to run
such a boiler The dead are
JIVrtTIH JvCOW twentl one rears old
Mm hrLH Ijumlry girl
BFJ SIE MVVHE flltem Mrs old worked
in drv room of laundr
llMr OLSfJi thirt six Trars oil
HHlt Illll engineer in hundrv
EMMV HimSKV eighteen jcirs old lanndrr
Two unidentified todies at the morgue
There are three bodies in the ruins
which van be seen but owing to the con
dition of the debris they cannot be re
moved until later
The missing are
Willie Dean ten ear old vno was in his
fathers restaurant next to the laundry building
when the- explosion occurred and is thought to
have been tuned in the ruio Rate Walsh
Cregier Saliarcoui Colbert Vlmldi
Jonet IX Elizabeth street eniploved in dry
The seriously injured
Mamie Bums internal injuries arms crushed
and cut on head will die I I7zi rhirraiiyh
taken from ruins unconscious will die
Fdon badlv rnihcd alwut the head and body
will die William It Raephel tlety two years
eld lntcmil injuries will die Jlary llloko
b3 Frje Street both arms trufihed and severe
scalp woundi condition serious Joseph Ortsel
ler twenty years old C Vbenlewi ctreet internal
injuries and body badly cnihed will die
The explosion destroed the barracks of
the Volunteers of America a confection
cry store a fruit store a baker a butch
er shop and a saloon In addition to the
launflr Over ninety people are supposed
to have been in these places at the time
the accident occurred
The explosion was one of almost unpar
alleled severity For nearly two blocks
up and down Madison Street buildings
were shattered by Its force Practcaily
every window in these two blocks was
broken nnd the list of persons cut by
flying Glass will amount to fifty or more
Persons who were In bed In the vicinity
sa they were hurled from their beds
Passengers Jn street cars were thrown
violently from their seats
Hundreds of men and women nulled
Immediately to the assistance of the vic
tims Orders were sent to nil West Side
and North Side police stations for am
bulances and patrol wagons to assist in
carring away the dead and Injured
The lire department was at once noti
fied When the first apparatus arrived
flames were shooting up amiu the ruins
It was feared for a time that fire would
add to the horror but quick work stopped
this danger and the entire energies of
the department were directed toward
clearing away the debris rescuing the
wounded and taking out the dead
The cnuse of the explosion Is so far un
known The engineer who is a Swede
known as George is missing and he
is supposed to be one of the victims He
had been in the employ of the company
for a number of cars It was stated that
he was not a regular engineer but was
considered competent to fill the position
owing to long experience
Pieces of the bolcr were found in Jack
son Boulevard three blocks away From
the appearance of the ruins the boiler
went almost directly upward
There were many thrilling rescues and
heartrending scenes William Nugent
who was one of the party to first reach
the scene bald
I saw half a dozen women on the
floor of the laundry Two f us carried
out a woman and a girl Both of them
were in a dead faint Then others came
and we got four more women and girls
out Only one of them could talk They
were apparently unconscious from the
Andrew Riley and John Gambon two
firemen did heroic work nnd saved a
little girl from death The fire was
rapidly eating Its way toward the girl
who was held down by a mass of timbers
nnd brick Into the midst of the fire th
two firemen hewed away with axes until
the girl was rescued
One man and two bos when rescued
were Insane One boy who was about
seventeen ears old was cut about the
head and neck and his legs were broken
He ellcd and fought with the firemen
to get back to his work
llie man who was about forty ears
old had one e0 gouged out and his body
badl crushed but he managed to free
hinistlf from a policeman nnd fireman
nnd attempted to crawl back Into the
Victory for the Mnjnrll Stockhold
ers in the Vlerser Suit
NEW YORK March 11
Stevens In Jersey City this nfter
noon denied the application of certain
mlnorit stockholders for an injunction
to prevent the Increase- of American
Smelting and Refining Company stock
for the absorption of the Guggenheim
properties The merger had been vottd
and Is now theiefore effective
llie Irlsoner Tliey Souitht However
A lis ol There
AUSTIN Tex March 11 Governor
Sajers was advised this evening that a
mob of 8000 people have gathered in
Corslcana to lnch the negro John Hen
derson the nlleged murderer of Mrs
Younger If they can la hands on him
The J ill was searched b the mob but
the prisoner was not found Excitement
is running so hUIi that It Is feared the
mob may attempt other acts of violence
If affairs do not cool down the State
militia nnd a force of State rangeis will
be sent to Corslcana to disperse the mob
Tho negro prisoner Henderson Is said
to b In Jail at Hillsborough He was to
hive been brought to Corslcana tola
for prellrnlmr examination and this
caused the mob to assemble
The- Henvj Ilnlufnll ItcKiinlril In the
IlKlit of n lUcKniiiK
NEW YORK March II The best rain
storm that New York has had for
more th n a year came last nbjht and
kepi pouring water ill over this region
for more than welire irs Fiom 2
o clock to 7 this morning it wns a perfect
downpour and when It wns through all
Immediate danger of a water famine was
The total rainfall was 2M Inches As
the ground was frozen beneath the sur
face and as the rain came with an tin
usjal hurr the water rushed Into creeks
and found its way Into the various reser
voirs instead of being absorbed In tho
It was still necessary for water carts
to he used In the highest points in the
Bronx because of the limited capacity cf
the WIIHamsbridge conduit which will
not allow an Increase of more than
t four Inches dall in the WillUms
bridgc distributing reservoir
In a few das there will be pressure
enough to carry water into every house
In the Bronx
Willie IlninH V V Iteslilenlii Resort
The rainfall last night and this morning
according to Frederick Sejmour super
intendent of the waterworks system was
the heavlest In this section in 15 years
Measurements showed a rainfall of 3
SS 1W Inches and at 1 o clock this had In
creased to 4 1 2 inches
More than a hundred houses In this vil
lage were surrounded with water rang
ing In depth from 3 to 5 feet Several
streets were submerged and the only
means the people had to get out of their
homes was by rowboats
The Harlem Railroad officials say that
there were forty washouts on the line
between Scarsdale and Chatham and
traffic was delayed all day
A Woman Drowned In
Rhode lMlnnil
Canada and Randall dams at Wan3kuck
burst early this morning earning awa
two wooden buildings containing nln3
persons oil oi hr2 have been accounted
for excepting one Emily Whlmpcy who
was probably drowned
Th5 upper Canada dam gave way first
The flood camo down with a rush and
swept away the lower Randall dam with
in a few minutes Over this dam wero
two wooden buildings each sixty feet
square and three stories in height run
as a cotton mill by George E Wceden
The dam was carried away with the
Nine of the occupants were soon strug
gling in the current They clung to rafts
trees and whatever else came within
reach and firemen with ropes tied around
their bodies waded into the water and
succeeded In rescuing all but one of the
party ladders weie spliced together
making bridges across plnres which
could not be wader and thus the im
periled ones were drsgged to safety
The whole country below the
dam presents a sene of desolation A
hole eight feet deep and three and a half
wide was discovered by a track walker
in time to prevent the wrecking of the
10 12 a m passenger train from Boston
to this city
IHsTli Wnter Cnuned b
ndi ri In the Cltj
ITHACA N Y March 11 The fair
grounds and the lower part of the city
of Ithaca are completely flooded with
water and Ice as a result of the recent
rains The warm rain has completely
thawed the ice in Cascadlila and Fall
Creeks and floating ice has blocked the
streams at the bridges of some of the
important streets
Between Tioga and Aurora Streets last
night Cascadilli Creek was full of ice
and at 5 o clock this morning the watT
ilowed over the banks causing considera
ble damage
FlltnllUes Reported Xriini Arknns is
nml W est Tennessee
MEMPHIS Tenn March 11 Reports
of damage by Saturday nights storm are
coming in from the countr slowly as
the telegraph and telephone wires are
opened Mail and wire reports to date
indicate that no less than ten persons
and perhaps more lost their lives in
West Tennessee and Arkansas
Around Forest City three people J A
Wooley aplanter and PInkey Watson
and one of his children were killed out
right The Wooley home was literal
carried away and the inmates all more
or less hurt
At Rockhlll Mrs Mollle Davis an old
lad was Instantly killed Oscar Rob
erts a guest at her home sustained In
juries from which he died
At Jackson all of the houses except one
were demolished Charles Beasllng was
killed and other casuiliies are supposed
to have occurred In that section and at
Cov Ington Tenn AV att Smith colored
was killed
The farmers have sustained very heavy
Ihe First shipment lo n 1Iilln
ilclltiiit Firm
PORT ARTHUR Tex March 11 The
first shipment of oil from the great Lucas
gusher has just been made from Port
Arthur It amounted to six thousand bar
rels of the crude oil and is consigned to
parties in Philadelphia who will use- it
for fuel
The pipe line built by Messrs Guffey
and Galley owners of the Lucas well
will soon be In regular operation and the
prodact will be sent direct from the well
to Port Arthur a distance of eighteen
A Dc Mtriicllvc Fire nt llie Lnlversilj
of lunii
IOWA CITY Iowa March 11 With
wind blowing lift miles an hour fire
started at 2 iO oclock this morning In the
medical building of the State Universit
and lort minutes later it was In ruins
It was built In 1V0
The south building one of the oldest
In the State caught tire and is a total
loss with no insurance The loss will
reach upward of 2D0003
V lendiii Mellimllsl Demi
LONDON March 12 The Rev William
Arthur one of the oldest and most promi
nent Methodist ministers died at Cannes
Saturda His obituaries stnte that he
traveled extensively In the United States
where his advocac of the North during
the civil war gained him remarkable pop
ularit among American Methodists
Double Ilnllj Frist Trnln service li
H ilTnlo sin Ieiius Ivnnln ltiillrnml
Iteglnrlng Marih 1 leaving VYavhinston 7 jO
a m and 715 p m tUIh arriving Buffalo 8
p in and 733 a in daily Pullman larlor ears
dining ear and coaches oil day cvpress Pullman
buffet sleeping cars on night cxprKj through
solid vestibule train
Price One Cent
Coal jliner Not Satisfied With the
Operators Tenin
The Convention Delegnles Take a
Vi vv Hew of llie situation In the
Antlirnclte Ilelils The Dnueer of
n nic strike lij No Mean As cried
Mitchell of the United Mine Work
ers and the officers of this district start
ed this eveninvi for Hnzleton and with
them were nearl v w of the delegates of
the district Ihe men from the Seventh
and Ninth districts will be on the ground
tonight or early in the morning
The majority of the men admit that
they have been instructed to favor any
measure compelling the operators to rec
ognize the union and they mean to use
their best endeavors to bring this about
President Mitchell would not commit
I am hopeful there will be no strike
he said but thp miners are net satisfied
with the offer made by the operators
It Is presumed the delegates from other
districts are also under orders to voto
for the recognition of tho union and If
this Is carried as it apparently will be
the danger of a strike will be very real
A canvass today of the operators head
ing the largest companies showed them
to bo a unit against attending the joint
conference or recognizing of the union
The say that recognition would be a
onc sldeit agreement benefiting the union
only and that while they would be held
responsible for any promises made to the
union that organization would bo entire
ly free to do a3 It pleSsed They admit
ted that if the union was Incorporated
they msht recognize it as then It could
be got at if It failed to keep its promises
They point to the fact that the union
cannot control Its own men as evidenced
by the numerous small strikes that have
caused the operators considerable loss
the best argument In favor of its being
nn irresponsible body and declare It
would be foolishness to bind themselves
to an agreement with such an organiza
Most of them do not believe there will
be an strike saying the miners have
not enough to gain to warrant them
striking the jiowdcr the company store
company doctor and semi monthly pay
grievances beln r granted at the end of
the strike last fail These were the chief
The say there are two demands which
if made by the miners will precipitate a
strike an Increase In wages and the
rcognltlon of the union
HAZLETON Pa March 11 Presld nt
Mitchell s remarks that the agreement of
the coal companies to continue for another
ear the present wage scale was not at
all satisfactory have been followed by
a marked change In sentiment of the
labor leaders here
on Saturda when the notices wero
posted they felt and many said that this
action on the part of the companies was
equivalent to a recognition of the union
and that it settled definitely primary Is
sues This question being disposed of the
prospects for satisfactory settling the
miners grievances were very promising-
Mitchells utterances which are taken as
declarations of a policy to be followed by
the other officials produced a remarkable
change -
These men now sa In effect that the
offers of the companies are not satis
tory and that recognition will be insisted
on The convention will open tomorrow
morning and there will be besides the
officers of the Mine Workers Union 500
delegates from the various locals present
but there will be no Joint convention be
tween operators and miners That was
definite settled by the companies no
National Organizer Schlosser said to
There will be mar things to oexon
sidered b the convention besides tha
companies offer to continue the present
wnge scale for another ear One of these
is a uniform wage siale At present there
is a wide difference In the prices paid
for labor at the differ nt collieries for
the same kind of work and that matter
must be taken up sooner or later
In reference to the companies notices
Mr Schlosser said The offer of the
companies Is not satisfactory It is re
garded with suspicion and Justly so
V Veternu Commits Sniclde Iluther
Than Intlerge nn Operntlon
ST LOUIS March 11 Louis Grand
former assessor and collector of water
rates and department commander of the
Grand Army of the Republic committed
suicide today using a shotgun He was
a native of Germany and was flft tive
ears old
An affection of the blood destroeel the
use of his right leg His ph siclans said
that the amputation of his right foot
would be necessary and rather than un
dergo the operation he took his life
Dentil of a Diver Who Examined the
SiiuUen Wreck
NEW ORLEANS March 11 Edward
Andrew Conrid one of the best known
divers In the countr died here today
after a brief illness When the Govern
ment advertised for bids for the removal
of the wreck of the Maine from Havana
Harbor Conrad was emploed b one of
the bidders Moses Schwartz of this city
to Inspect the hull
Conrad had been sick but he undertook
the work His examination resulted In the
discover of the cable extending from tho
shore which fired the submarine explosive
that destroed the ves el Conraus ex
posure to the poisonous waters of Havana
Harbor brought on a relapse He returned
from Cuba In a ver critical condition
Conrad was thirt nine ears old a na
tive of Boston He entered the nav and
became one of the most noted expert div
ers in the service He left the service
sixteen ears ago and has ever since been
a diver and wrecker
The Cutholle lnlersll Gels n
of frOO
NEW YORK March 11 The will of
Andrew Dougbert of plaiig card fame
was tiled for probate todav Bequests cf
J3000 are made to the Roman Catholic
Orphan As lum here and the Catholic
University nt Washington The rest of
the estati Is to be divided among his
sons and his daughter The value of tho
personal estate Is put at IGOOOO That of
the realt Is not given
Ocrun Sc miuhi1i Mov enieiils
NEW YORK Starch II Arrived La
Champagne Champagne Hnvre Graf
Waldersee Hamburg Arrived out Rot
terdam from New- York at Boulogne
Kaiser Wilhclm der Grossc from New
iork at Southampton Columbia from
New York at Hamburg
FIjlins Business Colleue Htll nml IC
Uiuincss Shorthand 523 a year

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