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Trim WEEKLY ESTABLISHED 1881. DAILY ESTABLISHED 187. RICHMOND DAILY PALLADIUM, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1904. ONE CENT A COPY. 7 X BEAUTIFUL CITY OF BALTIMORE DEVASTATED BY DEVOURING FLAMES THAT THREAT ENED DESTRUCTION OF CITY Loss at Present Hard to Estimate, But "Will Reach Two Htm dred Million. Baltimore, Md., Feb. 8. A fire which broke out at a few minutes before 11 o'clock Sunday morning in the whole sale drygoods house of John E. Hurst & Co., raged with unrestrained fury, steadily eating its consuming way eastward on Baltimore street after having destroyed almost all of the large stores and warehouses in the wholesale district around Hopkins Place and all the buildings on both Bides of Baltimore street from Howard to Holliday street, from Charles and Baltimore to Charles and Lexington and on Fayette street from Charles to Holliday, including a totil cf nearly thirty blocks of the most modern and substantial buildings in Baltimore, in volving a loss which cannot now be estimated, but which has certainly reached fifty or sixty millions of dol lars. Two hundred millions is a vague estimate of the loss. The fire at C a. in. was racing1 as furiously as when first started. The local firemen were reinforced from sister cities as far away as New York. Many building were level with dynamite, but, apparently, without avail. The area extends from Liberty street on the west to Jones Falls on the east, a distance of three quarters of a mile, and from Fayette to Pratt streets north, and south four blocks wide. This includes the offices of the Pennsylvania, Baltimore & Ohio, Chesapeak & Ohio and Maryalnd Southern Railroad companies and several steamship companies. All the morning newspapers and "Western Union and Postal telegraph offices are gone. Some of the morning pa pers used "Washington presses to print today's edition. At 9:30 the fire was spreading east ward and southward, but is burning less vereely and there is hope it will cease within a few hours. The Monu mental theater will probably burn. All electric power is lestroyel. Xo street cars are running. Jacob Ilginfritz, a fireman from York, Pa., was killed this morning, the first loss of life re ported. ' Philadelphia. Pa., Feb. S. Police Captain McCoaeh telegraphed from Baltimore that the fire was about un der control at 9 a. m. Baltimore, Md., Feb. 8. The wind changed to the northwest shortly after 5 o'clock and sent the flames to the water front, the wholesale lumber district. Millions of gallons of water seemed to produce no effect in check ing the flames, and, at daybreak, the fire seemed to be gmwing in extent. The flames have reached the water front at Light stret and threaten all the southeastern part of the city. More fire engines from nearbv towns have arrived. Local firemen were al most exhausted. Philadelphia, Pa., Feb. 8. A tele phone message from Baltimore says the fire at 11:15 o'clock is absolutely under control. Only two establish ments are burning on the water front, and they can be easily handled. Phil adelphia firemen will be sent baek at 1:30 p. m.. Baltimore, Md., Feb. 8. At noon Chief McFee, of the fire department, said the fire was still beyond control. Baltimore, Md,. Feb. 8. Firemen continued dynamiting the buildings today, but the results are not satis factory. A fire company from Wil mington, Delaware, was cut off bv an explosion of the Standard Oil com pany whifc at Bolden's wharf, and were rescued by tugs, but soon after a change of wind enabled them to re turn and save the engine. Shortly afterward the entire wharf was in flames. "When the fire swept along the harbor vessels were taken to the middle of the stream. .There were 75 or 100 anchored down the bay. Baltimore, Md., Feb. 8. The News Union says editorially : "The losses far exceed those of the great fire in Chicago in 1871. In the wholesale district, retail establish ments, banks and office buildings are practically obliterated. The bridge over Jones Falls was swept aAvay and the great freight terminals of the Baltimore & Ohio and Pennsylvania railroads in President street are burned. Under Control. Baltimore, Md., Feb. 8. At 2 p. m. the fire is apparently under con A CLASH EXPECTED BETWEEN RUSSIA AND JAPAN AT ANY TIME. FLEEING FROM KOREA By the Thousands Naval and Army Forces Are Moving. Japan's Strength. "Warships prepared for action, 114. Army, based on war footing, num bers 195.000 men. Naval forces, 31,500 officers and men. Naval reserve, 7,000 officers and men. The Japanese navy is made up of 6 battleships, 22 armored cruisers, 3 gunboats, 15 torpedo boat destroyers, 38 first-class torpedo "boats and 48 second an dthird class torpedo boats. Russia's Strength. Sixty-one vessels in far eastern waters. The standing army consists of 3, 450,000 men. Available for action in the far east, 295,000 men. Naval forces, 65,000 officers and men. The reserve force numbers 30,000. Eastern flotilla includes 8 battle ships, 5 armored cruisers, 8 protected cruisers, 20 torpedo boats and 12 tor pedo boat destroyers. St. Petersburg, Feb. S. Although the fear was general here yesterday that the presentation of the Russian note to Japan might be followed by an act on the part of the Japan gov ernment which would plunge the two countries into Avar, the startling ac tion of Japan in severing diplomatic relations with Kussia before the ac tual delivery of the Russian note came like a bolt from a clear sky. It was believed that the receipt of the note might have unmasked an ul timatum, but that Japan would sever diplomatic relations, a step little short of a declaration of war, was al most like a blow in the face under the present circumstances, and it is re sented here, accordingly. The authori ties believe this action places' Japan distinctly in the wrong before the world, and, moreover, after such a "piece of impudence," as it is de nominated here, makes easy an appeal to the patriotism of the Russian peo ple. London, Feb. 8. A Berlin dis patch says a fleet of Japanese war ships, which were on the way to Chenulpo, seized several Russian steamers. Berlin, Feb. 8. The German for eign office is advised that a portion of the Japanese fleet sailed from Sasho yesterday. The destination is sup posed to be Chemalpo. St. Petersburg, Feb. 8. An ad vance detachment of Russian cavalry is leaving Mukden for Korea. It is rumored a Japan" squadron is sta tioned off Wie-Hai-Wei, on the north coast of Shan Tung Peninsula, to in tercept Russian ships coming from Europe. SCHDHAH-HEM PLAT 0PE1D SATURDAY MORNING TO SUB SCRIBERSOPEN TO ALL TODAY. IN KNOLLENBERG ANNEX A Number of Seats Taken But Hun dreds of Good Ones Still Remain. The advance sale of seats for the Schumann Ileink concert which be- gant at the Knollenberg annex at 7:30 Saturday morning showed conclusive ly the widespread interest in the com ing of this great artist. The first arrival got hold of the door knob at quarter past 5 and he had plenty of company long before the doors open ed. A most gratifying featme of the sale is the large number of orders from outside of Richmond. The mu sic-lovers of our city have often gone to some larger place to hear some great singer, but to have people com ing to Richmond from Cincinnati, In dianapolis and Dayton, as .well as from Muncie, New Castle, Knights town, Cambridge, Eaton and other nearby towns, to attend a concert is an unusual state of affairs. Although the sale on Saturday was so large, the seating capacity of the Coliseum is so great that there are still hundreds of first class seats to be had, so no one need stay away for lack of accommodation. As a matter of fact there is not a seat in the house or a. -spot of standing room either, from which one can not hear pei'fect- Iv. Madame Schumann-IIeink has of ten sung in auditoriums with a seat ing capacity three times as great as that of the Coliseum and no hearer lost a note of her marvelous voice. It is to be hoped that the house will be packed to the doors for many rea sons. Richmond is already known for her educational advantages and the work of her art association and a great audience in the smallest city in which Madame Schumann-IIeink is to sing in this country would be herald ed far and wide, and even so great a singer as she would be surprised by such an audience to her very best ef forts. The prices of admission to the va rious parts of the house have been put at such a low figure that no love? of music need stay away and those who have no motive but curiosity to hear one of the greatest singers that ever lived should make a point to attend. And a city that has so large a German element in its population as lias Richmond ought to give a roy al welcome to this gloriously gifted daughter of the "Fatherland. " It ought to be understood, too, that one does not need a musical education in oredr to enjoy this recital. She has a wonderful voice but that is not all or half for character counts in a singer as it does every where else, and Madame-Sehumann-IIeink not only captivates the critics with the perfection of her art, but. more per haps than any singer since Jennv Lind reaches and thrills the hearts of the people. The plat will be found at Nixon's until the evening of the concert, Thursdav, Februarv 11. BODGHTJILL Teeter Brothers Purchased the Old ' Dick Flour Mill. Hagerstown, Ind., Feb. 8. John, Charles and Henry Teeter, of Hagers town, have bought the Dick flouring mills, one of the best and largest milling properties in "Wayne county. Henry Teeter purchased half the property and John and Charles Teeter the other half in equal shares. Henry Teeter will operate and manage the property. The power is both steam and water, the latter unfailing even in seasons of severe drought. The property will be completely over hauled and new machinerv installed. EA8LHAM COLLEGE CELEBRATES IN A GLORIOUS MANNER THE HONORS BROUGHT TO HER BY LUTHER M. FEEGER And the Basketball Teams of the Col legeSpeeches, Feasting, Etc. Earlham celebrated in old-fashioned style Saturday night. It was a triple celebration over three victories achieved in two days. Earlham defeated Butler and De Pauw at basketball, and won the state oratorical contest. A large and enthusiastic assem blage gathered to do honor to the occasion, and especial honor to Luther Feeger, who won high honors in oratory and. brought credit to his Alma Mater. Speeches were made by Prof. "Wal ter S. Davis, representing the high school; Supt. T. A. Mott, of the city schools; Prof. E. P. Trueblood, Presi dent R. L. Kelly, Benjamin Johnson, Prof. C. "W. Lensemann and Dr. S. R. Lyons. - William Spohn spoke for the young men of the college and Miss Ella Leonard for the young ladies. Luther M. Feeger, who was the lion of the occasion, responded in a neat speech. An elegant luncheon was served. RICHljD BOY Depended on to Bring Laurels to Wa bash. A dispatch from Crawfordsville says that while "Wabash college has no great number of strong athletes she has two of whom she can well boast. One of these two is a Richmond boy, Mr. Ilientz. In the Indiana Intercollegiate Ath letic league meet at Richmond last year he captured the mile in 4 :40 3-5, distancing the second runner by 220 yards. His mark for the mile is the recoi'd for this league. In a meet with State Normal last year he won the mile. Ilientz is from Richmond, Tud., and has been in college three years. He is now a sophomore. He is a mem ber of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. His records in the different meets of last year are as follows: In the I. I. A. A. meet at Bloomington he won second in the half-mile, making it in 2:03. In the meet with State Nor mal he won the 100 yards, 220 yards, 440 yards, SS0 yards, 120 murdles and was sec ond in the 220 hurdles. In the De Pauw contest he secured the 220 dash, quarter of mile run and the 220 hur dles. In the meet at Richmond he puled out the quarter-mile run, sec ond in the 220 dash, third in the 220 hurdles and first in the 120 hurdles. KNIGHTS PYTHIAS Great Gathering at Indianapolis Thursday. Members of the fraternal order, Knights of Pvthias, from all parts of Indiana, will gather at Indianapolis on Thursday of this week for the celebration of the Indiana Pythian jubilee. Grand lodge officers predict -tin attendance of from 10,000 to 15,- 000. One thousand men will be ini tiated into the first degree. Union Banner Hunt will have charge of the initiatory work. Early Thursday afternoon there will be a street parade of all the visiting knights, followed by a meet ing in Tomlinson hall. The hall will not accommodate all the visitors, .-o branch entertainments have been ar ranged for in a number of other halls in the city. At the Tomlinson hall , meeting speeches will be made by prominent Pythians, including Sena tor Albert J. Beveridge and Supreme Chancellor Tracey R. Bangs, of South Dakota. The visitors to the jubilee will in clude the grand lodge officers of Il linois, Ohio and Kentucky, and spec ial trains will be run to the city from Dayton, Toledo, Louisville and Chicago. HANNA'S CONDITION. (By Associated Press.) Washington, Feb. 8. Senator Han na's temperature at 11 o'clock this morning was 103, and a little irrita bility of the stomach was perceptible. His mind is quite clear and his gen-ei-al condition is good. HENRY W. OLIVER DEAD. Pittsburg, Pa Feb. 8. Henry TV. Oliver died this morning. BOOSElll'S ME LECTURE AT THE FIRST PREBYTERIAN CHURCH LAST NIGHT. 1 1 CUSTOMS AND SCENES In Palestine" A Highly Instructive and Interesting Talk. A good sized audience was present last night to hear Dr. James Rosej dale lecture at the First Presbyter ian church. The subject of the talk was "Customs and Scenes in Pales tine," and the speaker gave a highly instructive and inteiesting talk. Dr. Rosedale is a native of Palestine, be ing born in the city of Jerusalem, and is greatly interested in the steps now being taken to make the sterile plains of the Holy Land fertile and produc tive. Unlike a great many of the Hebrew lecturers that have been here this year, Dr. Rosedale has not the smallest particle of brogue or accent in his speech. He is thoroughly fam iliar with the English language, a master of diction and his grammar is always correct. Dr. Rosedale first spoke of the con dition of Palestine, and likened it to one asleep. Palestine will soon awaken from this apathetic state and be as energetic and productive a land as Italy or California, as the fruits of .the Holy Land are among the larg est and finest to be found anywhere on earth. He told of the good work now go ing on in the matter of irrigation un der the Rothchilds and other finan ciers. He gave vivid descriptions cf the scenery and general ap,.'-'e of the land now as compared with what it was thirty years ago. The greatest Hebrew virtues arrt kindliness, good will and exeeedingl generous hospitality, and several ex amples of these great virtues were given and they were compared with the state of the same virtues in America. He interspersed his talk Avith sev eral amusing anecdotes, and, at the conclusion, Dr. Rosedale and his young daughter sang hymns . in He brew, Greek and English, with He brew melodies. Tomorrow night Dr. Rosedale will give a lecture, illustrated with spec ial sterepoticon views at the First M. E. church, to which all are invited. fromTbIocbat Whose Party Has Left Him, But He is Still a Democrat. One of the best Democrats that ever lived, and a man whose party has left him, informs the Palladium from his home in Cambridge City that he is delighted to know that there is a strong sentiment in favor of Roosevelt and Fairbanks as the Republican candidates for President and Vice-President, only he would like to see the order reversed. He says Senator Fairbanks is a gentle man, every inch of him, and scholar, and no honors can befall him that would be too great. PAST, PISEHT AND FUTURE OF DE PAUW UNIVERSITY-A GREETING FROM NEW HEAD TO ALUMNAE EDWIN HOLT HUGHES Is Pleased With the Present and Has Bright Hopes For the Future. " It pleases me to accept the courte ous offer of the faithful and efficient secretary of our Aulumni association an J to address a few wot ls to the graduates of the University. ' I havo reason to thank many of you person ally for a most hearty welcome to my new work. One of the most cheering introductions to my service at Green castle has been the loyal word re ceived from scores of our old stu dents. I feel sure, likewise, that in cases where no formal message Las been sent, there has still been an abundance of good wishes for the new administration. I promise you the best that I can give to the building up of this beloved institution. I call your minds to one or two items that may interest you all. I believe that our financial crisis is past, though our financial problem abides with us still. Several years ago the difference between natural income and necessity outgo was $18, 000; now the difference is $6,000. Of course, this deficiency of $6,000, must give us concern. Yet we hope that with the generous aid of our alumni and friends we may provide for it before June. We - hope, also, that a, feAv years hence we shall have a suffi cient endowment so that we may not be distracted by the raising of any annual deficiencies in current funds. I have had blank cards prepared for three year subscriptions to a cur rent expense fund. I cannot get my mind's consent to send any of these in my first address to the alumni. Frankly, this message is not prompt ed by a financial motive. If any of you feel that you can help us in the raising of this $6,000, I shall be glad to send you subscription cards upon demand. But please do not feel that I have written this letter with a view to collecting money. 4 As for endowment we have now just about .-?300,000, one-half of which is subject to annuitv. Our invest ments are all made by the Union Trust Company of Indianapolis, one of the safest and strongest institu tions of the state. I really believe that no College between the oceans has any better financial system than the one we are now using. In this you will all rejoice. We have a fair increase of students over last year. This is hopeful be cause the increase was perfectly nat ural. No special effort was made to stimulate attendance; other things needed immediate care. . We depend upon our alumni to turn the thought of prospective students toward De Pauw University. Our graduates are both our best assets and our best agents. We have a magnificent stu dent body. Through all the years of financial depression the undergradu ates have been of the same alert and promising type that has always char acterized the institution. Let me express the surest confi dence in the future of the University. There is a great turning of enthusi- asm to the school from all directions. Next year we shall increase our fac ulty by the addition of a most valua ble member who will come to us at large financial sacrifice. From all standpoints the outlook is full of hope. It will take time to reach the heights. But we are moving upward. As we reach each farther range, wo shall gird ourselves again and halt not 'until we put PePauw University in the uppermost place. In this spir it I send my opening greeting to all our alumni. I wish you all the heart iest Godspeed. Yours Ever, Edwin II. Hughes. '