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ir IHbflUlumUDiLt - LEHPSINTO THE HER Two Women and a Child Lose Their Lives. CAR SOMERSAULTS FROM PIER. Car Become* Unmanageable While Speeding Toward Waterfront in Now York, Rnn* Out to End of a Pier, Stribea Stringpiece and Turn* a Complete Somenault. New York (Special).—A big, high powered, covered touring car raced down West Fifty-sixth Street veering drunkenly from one side of the street to the other. Two men sat in front, and. in the covered tonneau were another man, two women and a little girl. As the car rushed on toward the North River, the women and the girl screamed and cowered back in their seats. The chauffeurs tried in vain to turn into Eleventh Avenue, and the car went on down the length of the pier and, striking the stringpiece at the end, turned a somersault into the river. Just before reaching the end of the pier the man sitting with the chauffer jumped and, landing safely, ran away. The man, two women and girl in the tonneau were drowned. The chauffeur, after going down with the automobile, freed himself and swam to the pier. He was pulled out by men on the pier, and he also ran away. The car was a Renault, belonging to Mrs. C. S. Elebash, of 39 West Eighty-third Street, the widow of Dr. Clarence Summers Elebash, an eye and ear specialist, who died about four years ago. She is to be married this week to Bedell H. Harned, of 265 Central Park West, private sec retary for Frank J. Gould. She lives In the former home of Louis V. Bell, the horseman, with her mother, her sister and her 10-year-old son, Bais ley. Mrs. Elebash keeps her car in Mr. Gould's garage, at 218 West Fifty eighth Street. After spending the afternoon shopping she told her chauffeur, John Bauer, of 24 Main Avenue, Maspeth, L. 1., to return Immediately to the garage and change his clothes, as he was very wet. The car, she also told him, would have to go to the shop at once, as it was in poor condition and the top leaked badly. Bauer, however, did not return to the garage. He drove to 531 West Fifty-first Street and invited some friends to come for a ride. John Nolan, a friend, of Bauer, and himself a chauffeur, lives in the house. No lan is a member of the Twelfth Regi ment, where one of his friends is John Coleman, who also lives in the same house. So Bauer asked Coleman, the lat ter’s wife, Rosie; Adelaide Berdon, 19 years old, who lives next door and keeps house for her father, Al , bert Berdon, a bookbinder, and Mrs. Coleman's eight-year-old sister, Vir ginia Knight, to go along. They went through Fifty-first Street to Tenth Avenue and up Tenth " Avenue to Fifty-sixth Street. Bauer started up the machine and speeded down toward the dock. In a state ment Bauer said that when he got near the dock he tried to apply the brake and found that it would not work. The machine was going at a fast pace, and just before it reached the end of the pier Nolan jumped. John B. Lackcon, of 494 Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn, and Henry Marsh, who worked on lighters nearby, saw the machine go into the water and ran up in time to throw a rope to Bauer. William Collins and William Dougherty, both experienced divers, stripped and dove to the point where the machine had gone into the water. It was well over an hour before they were able to find any bodies. At last they got those of Mrs. Coleman and Miss Burden out of the tonneau, and, ripping off the top of the machine, placed the bodies in the top. A rope was attached to the top and the bodies were hauled up to to the pier, from which the patrol wagon took them to the station house. It was another hour before Coleman’s body was recovered.’ -The body of the child is penned up in the machine, which has not been raised. TO LASSO AUTOISTS. New Method Of Stopping Speed Maniacs In Frisco. San Francisco (Special).—“Auto mobile roping" is the latest freak. It is officially established by an or der just issued by Chief of Police William J. Biggy. The order re quires all mounted patrolmen to have their lariats in order and they are instructed to use them in lasso ing chauffeurs who break the speed law and do not respond to the order “Halt!” Th 6 patrolemen have been told to rope and drag the speed violators from their seats if such action is necessary to bring them to a stand still. Throwing the lariat is included in the manual of drill of the mounted patrolmen and those detailed to watch automobile scorchers must be expert. Ate Their Guide. Montreal, Quebec (Special).—The provincial police here have received particulars of a case of cannibalism in Northern Quebec. Two men named Gussett and Bernard, it is said, ate their guide, Auguste Lemieux, and then one of the two ate the other. Remains have been found to verify the horrible story. The third man is believed to have starved to death. A case of provisions was found not fat off, but the unhappy man could not locate it. 'flip SEVER I JEM IN HOUSE Bloody Crimes of An Insane Wife and Mother. : " j Cadillac, Mich. (Special).—Seven ' persons, all of the family of Mr. and , Mrs. Daniel Cooper, were murdered , sometime Friday night, probably by the wife and mother, who has been i Insane. Fred Cooper, a son, aged 17, is the only one of the family now alive, . and he is dylngNit the Mercy Hos pital, unable to givs any account of the tragedy. In every instance the victims were i killed with a bullet through the head. , The dead are Daniel Cooper, 48 years old; Mrs. Cooper, 45 years; 1 Harry, aged 14; Inez, aged 11; Sam -1 uel, aged 10; Georgianna, aged 5, i and Florence, aged 1% years. t When Mrs. Cooper’s mother and other neighbors entered the home, ■ on Chapin Street, about which there i was no signs of life, bodies of the victims were scattereed all hbout. Some were in their beds and others ; on the floor. Mrs. Cooper lay across ■ the body of the baby on a bed with . an emptied revolver beside her. It is believed Mrs. Cooper com , mitted the murders and then killed herself. She was once confined in ' an insane asylum, and for sometime , has been brooding over the fact that Cooper was out of work. A few days ago she is reported to have said she would “end It all." Until a short time before he died Fred Cooper insisted he was all right except for a hard cold and the meas les. Just as he was about to pass 1 away, however, he said: “Mother did it.” Developments indicate that ; the crazed mother first chloroformed the members ot the family before shooting them. There were no signs of a struggle in any instance. Neither i were there powder marks, which in ; dicates that the woman stood some distance away in firing the shots. A four-ounce chloroform. bottle was found in one of the rooms. It has also developed that the i woman had been mentally unsound ever since the birth of her youngest child, Florence, 18 months ago. She . was sane at intervals, and during her lucid4noments brooded over her mental condition. She frequently . cursed the babjL even in the presence , of her pastor, Dr. Johnston, of the Presbyterian Church. Dr. Johnston had expressed the fear of such a ! tragedy. PROBABLE SUICIDE PACT. The Bodies Of A Man And Woman Found In A Field. Morristown, N. J. (Special).—The ' bodies of Frank Ferraco, a barber, | and Mrs. Margaret Litz, both resi dents of this place, were found I on the field club property, in the southern part of the town. The police believe that they died | as a result of a suicide pact. The woman, they say, was shot in the head by Ferraco, who then put the pistol to his own face and pulled the trigger. Ferraco and Mrs. Litz were both married, but they became infatuated with each other, it is said, about six months ago, and since that time have been frequently together. ; j WASHINGTON The armored cruiser Maryland, 1 which recently won the battleship ; trophy on a record target practice, has further distinguished herself by : making the highest speed record for ! armored cruisers. On a four-hour, i full-speed, force-draft trial she aver , aged 133.1 revolutions per minute, making an average of 22.25 knots, i Neils F. Hansen has been sent by i the government in search of a pro . teid that will thrive in the Northwest i with a view of increasing the sup , ply of beef. v i Mr. John W. Garrett has been pro moted from second secretary of the r embassy at Berlin to first secretary of the embassy at Rome. An epidemic of rabies prevails in s Washington and the President has f called upon the Commissioners to i protect human life. A parcels post agreement between > France and the United States was I signed at Washington. The recent collapse of an apart ? ment house in this city, with two > fatalities regarding which President \ Roosevelt wrote a letter directing prosecution to the limit of the law was followed by the suspension from office of Snowden Ashford, the dis trict inspector of buildings, pending an investigation. Another radical change in the pos tal relations of the United States with - Great Britain and Ireland has been effected by Postmaster General Meyer, Increasing the weight limit on [ parcel post packages to these coun e tries from four pounds and six ounces - to 11 pounds, taking effect July 1. a President Roosevelt has affirmed y the verdict finding Assistant Surgeon - Spear, of the Navy, guilty of forgery, i but reduced the sentence to one r year’s imprisonment. J. Martin Miller, former United o States consul at Rhelms, makes af s fldavit that a statement presented s by Mae Wood in the recent Wood - Platt suit in New York, signed by J him, was a forgery. a The President insists upon a thor o ough investigation to fix the respon e for the collapse of an apart ment house. The cruiser Tennessee won the trophy for the beet record made by e turret guns alone, a The bulletin of the crop reporting n board shows an increase in the vege . table crop. a The Liberian envoys had another e conference with Secretary Root. II Joseph Leiter was married to Miss ’• Juliette Williams, daughter of Colo y nel and Mr. John R. Williams. is Two persons were killed, two oth- A ers seriously Injured and a number ‘ r of other persons sustained slight in •t juries as the result of the collapse af an apartment house. H 818 SHIP 810 WK I *? Warlike Experiment of the Monitor Florida, DAMAGE SERIOUS, BUT NOT VITAL. A Whitehead Torpedo, Carrying a Charge ef Guncotton and Fired dt a Distance ef FoorHupdred Feet, Teara a Big Hole in the ftortda’a Side and Doea Other Minor Damage. Fort Monroe, Va. (Special).— Pierced with an American White head tQrpedo carrying a charge of gun cotton which tore a big hole in her side, the United States monitor Florida now rests in the dry dock at the Norfolk Navy Yard, a victim of a naval experiment to test the vul nerability from torpedo attack of water tight bulkheads. The water in the vessel’s hold gives her a list of 17 inches to starboard. The test took place oft Pine Beach, near the Jamestown Exposition grounds, where the monitor was anchored in 15 feet of water. The naval officials, while admitting that the damage done to the vessel is serious, declare that it is not vital and say that the test is satisfactory. They assert that a battleship equip ped with bulkheads similar to that tested could continue fighting if in jured to the same extent, unless sev eral compartments on the same sid? were similarly punctured and the weather conditions were bad. Thor ough investigation will be necessary before all the actual damage to the bulkhead and collateral injuries suf fered can be ascertained and the ef fect of the torpedo charge properly measured. The test was witnessed by a num ber of officials, including Secretaries Metcalf and Taft, Postmaster General Meyer and ordnance officers of the Navy and Army. The cabinet officers went to the navy yard after the test. Messrs. Metcalf and Meyer made an inspection of the yard and Secretary Taft awaited them on the yacht May flower. The arrangements for the tests were carried out in detail without an apparent hitch. Admiral Mason and other officials from Washington boarded the Florida before 8 o’clock and gave the final orders for conduct ing the test. Aboard the float an chored 400 feet away, from which the torpedo was dispatched, the crew was ready for their work. Directions to fire were given from the monitor about 8.20 o’clock, and five minutes later Lieutenant Bab cock, aboard the float, touched the lever which sent the torpedo whizzing six feet below the water on its mis sion of destruction. A roar accom panied the explosion. The spectacle which followed was grand. The great mass of water thrown into the air cast shadows for some distance around. The column exceeded in height the high mast of the Florida. Almost simultaneously there was a shower of pieces of steel fragments of broken torpedo, accom panied by fine dust, which scattered for fully a third of a mile around. There was a scamper for shelter by persons on half a dozen vessels in the vicinity. A dummy figure of a man had been erected on a bridge of the Florida, and, although it was 50 feet from the point of torpedo impact, the shock knocked it over. The dozen or more officials and crew Inside the superstructure of the vessel waited for a few moments before veturing out on the deck to ascertain the dam age. They found that on and above the deck the damage done was confined to bending some of the fameworks which supported the booms holding the torpedo nets, the cracking of sev eral plates, the breaking of iron guy ropes and breaking three booms from their fastenings, letting a net used for protecting the afterpart of the hull drop into the sea. When she was struck the Florida had about four feet of freeboard, and was an chored in about 16 feet of water. A collision mat put against the hole made by the torpedo kept the v’ater out while the pumps were working. By direction of Secretary Metcalf, visiting newspaper men were allowed on board the Florida after the test and were taken down in the boiler and engine room, just aft of the compartment into which the torpedo was sent. In that por tion of the ship there appeared to be no damage. The injury done was largely to the compartment fired into and also just forward of that com partment. It was estimated that the change penetrated six br eight feet. During the test steam was kept up in one of the boilers on the ves sel, but for precautionary reasons was shut off in the pipes. None of the pipes, so far as was apparent from hasty examination, suffered in jury. The 12-inch turret so badly shat tered two weeks ago by a testing shell had been covered with canvas to hide the damage. Chains Train To Track. Jacksonville, Fla. (Special).— Chaining a passenger train of the Val dosta Southern Railroad to the track and standing guard over It with a shotgun, Deputy Sheriff I. C. Hunter, of Ponett, Fla., ran amuck with the postal laws of the United States by delaying the mails according to an indictment returned by the federal grand jury. Hunter was brought be fore Commissioner Locke and held under bond for his appearance in the December term of the court. Blinded By Swjmming. Chester, Pa. (Special).—William Kennedy, nine yeas of age, is in the Crozer Hospital totally blind. Phy sicians say that bathing in too cold water is the cause of the lad's mis i fortune. William was in bathing in ■ Chester Creek when he began to scream. Companions swam to his ■ assistance, and when he was brought ' ashore he could not see. Specialists have been summoned from Philadel i phia, and efforts will be made to re store the boy’s sight. - DRAMATIC FIGHT WON ” BY GOVERNOR HUGHES Ends Gambling at Racetracks By Vote of 26 to 25. Albany, N. Y. (Special). After a struggle, the precise like of which no man in or about the legislature has ever seen or expects to see again, the famous Agnew-Hart Anti-race track Gambling Bills are now laws of the State of New York. Governor Hughes by his signature affixed to each of the bills at 4.36 P. M. crown ed a legislative victory, the brilliancy of which, equaled - only by its un expectedness, is conceded even by those who fought him in the matter to the last ditch and beyond. The annals of legislation in thi3 State may be searched in vain for a day like this. The decisive votes, which passed the bills, were cast by Senator Otto G. Foelker, of the Fourth Senate district of Brooklyn, who crawled from a sick bed and made a 60-mile railroad journey to do it, so weak and distressed in mind and body that he seemed on the verge of utter collapse, and by a new senator, William C. Wallace, of Niag ara Falls, who was elected at a spec ial election in the campaign preced ing which the Governor himself toured the district speaking in be half of his election. Senator Foelker, who underwent an operation May 10 for appendicitis, and whose condition for much of the intervening time was ’ critical, came up from Staatsburg, the journey of 60 miles being a severe tax upon his strength. He was somewhat strong er, and was taken *to the Senate chamber Just as the roll-call on a dilatory motion was being taken. He was plainly suffering from weak ness, and his response when his name was reached was scarcely audi ble. Up to the very last moment the opposition to the bills entertained hope that the measures would fail. Rumors flew thick and fast that Foelker had collapsed, and that some other senator who formerly voted for the bills had been induced to “switch.” There was even the re port of an attempt in some desperate way to prevent Senator Foelker’s presence at the critical moment. Every step of his progress from his home to his seat in the Senate cham ber was guarded, but, as the event proved, nothing of the kind was at tempted. Senator Foelker’s appearance in the chamber was greeted with a vol ley of handclapping, which was stern ly suppressed after a moment by Lieutenant Governor Chanler in,the chair, who threatened that if it was repeated he would have the floor and galleries cleared. On both the roll calls on the final passage he voted with the majority. Senator Foelker expects to return to the home of his father-in-law at Staatsburg, where for a month he has been confined to his bed, recover ing from an operation for appendi citis on May 10. Francis N. Murphy, of Staatsburg, his physician, who ac companied his now famous patient from Staatsburg to the Senate cham ber, visited Governor Hughes at the executive chamber. He said he call ed merely to pay his respects. He confirmed the impression of all ob servers that the senator could hard ly have endured another moment of the excitement amid which his vote was cast. He said tlfat the anxiety and nervousness of his patient un doubtedly had retarded his recovery, but admitted that he was better, and expressed the belief that, while the ordeal had been very trying, Senator Foelker had not been permanently injured by his experience. Telegraph Companies’ Valuation. Guthrie (Special).—State Auditor j M. E. Trapp announced the assessed ! valuation of the property of the 1 Western Union and the Postal Tele graph Companies fixed by the State board of equalization. The estimate submitted by the Western Union Company, of slightly in excess of $300,000, was increased to $1,907,* 770, while the valuation of the Post tal Company was fixed at $48,240 — about double the company’s figures. w - ... ■ ■■ —■ Spanish Warship At Havana. Havana (Special).—The Spanish schoolship Nautilus, the first Spanish warship to visit Havana since the war, arrivecL off Moro. Elaborate preparations kave been made by the Spanish colony for the reception of tne ship and the entertainment of the officers. A Cashier Gets Five Years. Indianapolis, Ind. (Special)—Fred Lubbe, cashier of the First National Bank of Dillboro, who embezzled $15,000 of the bank’s money, was sentenced to five years at Fort Leav enworth by Federal Judge Anderson on a plea of guilty. FINANCIAL i The Girard Trust Company, Phila delphia. declared a half-yearly divi dend of 12 per cent. There was considerable trading in new Union Pacific bonds at from 95% to 96. In the first third of 1908 Northern Central’s net earnings decreased only $24,000. The Bank of England has retained its 2 % ’ per cent, discount rate for another week. Contrary to previous repots, i( is unuerstood thai Union Pacific still holds a large block of the Hill rail road stocks. "No significance in my admission to the practice of law in New York State,” said Chairman E. H. Gary, of United States Steel. Thirty-nine railroads have now re ported gross earnings for the last week of May. They show an average decrease of 28% per cent. Pennsylvania's coal shipments on its Eastern lines so far this year ag gregate 19,080.679, against 25,049,- 930 in the same period of 1907. OEGHIITIONGr ANAVIL TRAITOR Ensign Utmo, of France, Convicted as a Spy. EXCURSIONS RUN INTO* TOULON. Attempted ;o Sell Naval Secrets to a Foreign Power—ln a Public Square, in the Presence of Many Thousands of Hooting People,'He Is Degraded,Then Sentenced to Devils Island for Life. Toulon (By Cable). A pitiable spectacle—the degradation of the traitor, Charles B. Ullmo, formerly a naval officer—occurred at St. Roch Square here in the presence of an enormous crowd. Ensign Ullmo was arrested at Toulon last October charged with being a spy. An ex amination of his effects showed him to be in possession of many valuable documents. Last February he was found guilty by a court-martial of at tempting to sell naval secrets to a foreign power and sentenced to life imprisonment in a fortress and to be degraded in rank. Train excursions were run into Toulon, and thousands of people from the surrounding country came in to witness the ceremony. They packed the sidewalks and covered the adjacent roofs, walls and ram parts. The pressure of the crowds was so great that it threatened to sweep away the lines of soldiers and sailors drawn u around the square. After the troops had been rein forced with two line regiments, a battery of artillery and two squad rons of cavalry, Ullmo, wearing his uniform and sword, was led into the rectangle, where the cpmmandant read the order that Ullmo had be trayed his country and was not worthy to wear its uniform. Two subalterns then tqok off his sword and stripped him of his chevrons and buttons. One, of the subalterns broke the sword across his knee and threw the broken blade at Ullmo’s feet. In this plight Ullmo was com pelled to march at the head of a squad of soldiers around the rect angle amid the hoots and jeers of the crowd. He walked with his bare head sunk upon his bredst and his eyes staring straight in front of him. Tears were streaming down his face. Several thousand recruits who witnessed Ullmo’s degradation were greatly impressed by the ceremony. Ullmo- will be deported to Devils Is land, off the coast of French Guiana, where Major Dreyfus was confined from 1894 to 1899. KILLED HERSELF INSTEAD. A Woman Who Had Been Ordered To Kill The Czar. London (Special).—lt was not to be expected that the journey of the Czar to Reval to meet King Edward would pass off without a story of a plot, and this is now duly provided by the Daily Express, according to which he only escaped assassination by the refusal of the woman appoint ed to do the deed. The paper says she is a local school teacher who jollied the revo lutionists a long time ago, but after- , wards withdrew from active work in connection with the organization. The revolutionists, however, learn ing that nobody would be admitted to the station at Reval on the occa sion of the Czar’s arrival except school children and teachers, called upon the aforesaid school mistress to prove her loyalty to the cause by assassinating the Czar with a bomb. Rather than comply she committed suicide by throwing herself in front of a train two days before the Czar’s arrival. She was burled at Reval j in the presence of hundreds of school ! children, with whom she was popu i lar, and a few teachers and towns- I folk wfio were aware of her story. BRIDE RETURNS TO PARENTS. Daughter Of Governor Cutler, Of Utah, Had Eloped. Salt Lake City, Utah (Special).— Governor Cutler has induced his daughter, Mabel, who eloped and was married to Thomas E. Butler in Og den last Tuesday, to return to ner parental home. 1 The groom asserts that his whe is only on a visit to her paieuis i.o.u_. Governor Cutler, however, said: “Yes, my daughtr is at her home and will remain with us perma nently.” Kills Womsn And Self. Birmingham, Ala. (Special).-—T. Luther Birchfleld, a young electri cian, shot Mrs. W. A. Van Hooser and then shot himself, both dying shortly afterward. The tragedy oc curred at the home of Mrs. Van Hooser, 712 South Twentieth Street. It is said that Birchfleld had formed an attachment for Mrs. Van Hooser and that she repulsed his advances. Later he went to the house, called her to the porch and began shooting. Canoe Capsizes, Three Drown. Worcester, Mass. (Special).— Frank H. Farwell, aged 17, and two girl companions, were drowned through the overturning of a canoe on Lake Qulnsigamond. A fourth member of the party, Allison D. Wa trous, the 13-year-old son of a local physician, clung to the craft until rescued. The girls were chance ac quaintances of the boys, and their identities have not been established. Historian Stone Dead. Mount Vernon, N. Y. (Special).— Colonel William Leete Stone, a well known author of historical works, died at his home here after a three week illness. Colonel Stone, who was 73 years old, was a member of numerous historical societies through out the country. Most of his his torical work dealt with revolution ary affairs, particularly General Burgoyne’s campaigns in and around Saratoga. „ AIICH MAIL SACK IS MISSING Registered Pouch Disappears in Kansas City. Los Angeles, Cal. (Special).—Re luctant admissions made by postal of ficers of three cities confirm to some • extent the belief that the disappear ance of a registered mail pouch some where within the* jurisdiction of the Kansas City postoffice last Saturday night will prove to be one of the • largest losses in the history of the- Postoffice Department. From priv ate sources, it was learned that a package of at least $50,000 in cur rency was among the contents of the pouch, which carried in addition an unusually large number of letters and packages containing money and other valuables. The amount can only be conjectured, but it may reach a total of SIOO,OOO. The pouch was in transit from Log- Angeles to New York, and the pos tal inspectors, who have had the case* in charge for 4 8 hours, refuse any explanation of the manner in which it became lost to sight. That a pouch of value has disappeared was admit ted by the Department at Washing ton, by Postmaster M. H. Flint, ot Los Angeles, and by Inspector W. J. Vickery attached to the Kansas City postoffice, who appears to have the case for investigtaion. The fact that the mail In process, of transfer at the Union Station at. i Kansas City, is handled in a tempor ary substation, since the destruction of the regular branch office by flre several months ago, supports the theory that advantage was taken of conditions presumed to be more lax than ordinarily. There is reason to believe that the $50,000 package of currency was a shipment made by a Los Angeles bank to its New York correspondent. Postmaster Flint, of Los Angeles, stated that it would be impossible for any officer of the department to estimate the total contents of the missing pouch until the holders of receipts issued on the day of ship ment had made affidavits as to the valuables mailed. Cashier Charles Seyler, of the Farmers' and Mer chants’ National Bank, tonight said: “According to our information, a mail pouch made up here on June 3 and leaving for New York on the fol lowing morning has disappeared. A conservative valuation of the cur rency contents, furnished by this and other banks of this city, will be $50,- 000. The total amount is made up between 30 and 50 packages. Out correspondent at New York is the Chemical National Bank, to whom our portion of the shipment was con signed.” 'the registered pouch left. Los An geles over the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad the morning o) June 4 and was due in Kansas lAty on Saturday. BLAZE IN NEW ORLEANS. Two Fires 'Render Five Hundred Homeless.' New Orleans (Special).—Over 500 people are homeless, one death has been recorded and a property loss oi over $200,000 has been brought about as a result of two fires which destroyed several blocks of stores and residences in different parts oi New Orleans. The fire destroyed "E score or more of residences and several stores in the neighborhood of Berlin and Mag azine Streets. John Jung, who owned one of the furniture stores de stroyed, went back to his stable in an effort to save his horses. A gust of wind swept the flames over the barn. Jung's charred body was found. The second lire, at Delachaise Street and Louisiana Avenue, de stroyed 20 cottages, occupied princi pally by negroes. Sale Of Water Bonds. Chestertown (Special).—The sale of the Chestertown water bonds— s2S,oo0 —offered by the Commission ers of Chestertown to defray the ex pense of the purchase of the water works from the present corporation, and to make needed improvements, took place Friday afternoon. The suc- I cessful bidders were Boden, Watts & Co., and Hamilton & Co., of Balti more, in a combined bid, who pur chased the entire lot of bonds for $29,125.60, a premium of $1,125,- 60. The bonds bear 4 per cent, in terest and are redeemable, one every year for 28 years. Born Amidst Flames. Springfield, Mass. (Special).— With sparks dropping through an open window, a child was born to Mr. and Mrs. Woodman Goldband during the height of a fire, in which eeveu Sharon Street tenements were In flames. When the bed caught fire mother and babe were removed to : neighbor’s. The attending physician was severly burned. Dreams Way Out Of Mine. Pottsville, Pa. (Special).—While imprisoned by a fall of coal at the West Schuylkill Colliery David Moyer fell asleep and dreamed he saw a manhole by which he could escape to the suface. When he awake ho succeeded In finding the* manhole, which had ' been abandoned so long ago that it was forgotten, and while efforts were being made to rescue him he surprised me rescuers ny suddenly appearing in their midst. The Salem Is A Flyer. Boston, Mass. (Special).—An un official speed mark of 25:24 knorn was reported for the new scout cruis er Salem when she arrived at tho Charleston Navy Yard for docking after the builders’ trial. The con tract requirements of the vessel are 22:50 knots for 24 hours, and 21 knots over a measured course. The builders’ testa will be resumed, and will last until June 22, when sho will go Into drydock previous to her official trial over the Rockland course.