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VOL. XXV.—NO. 54.
EIGHTEEN DIE IN HOTEL FIRE BIG XEW YORK BLAZE ATTENDED BY SCENES OF PITIFUL HORROR BLAME IS NOT YET FIXED Large Armory Destroyed and \one Knows Whether Late Conflagra tion Across Street Was Doe to Sparks or Other Cause GUESTS LEAP FROM WINDOWS ~- NEW TORK, Feb. 22.—For the third lime since New Years day Park avenue, this city, was the scene of loss of human Kfe. First was the collision in the New York Central tunnel at Fifty-sixth street and Park avenue; second came the dyna mite explosion in the rapid transit sub way at Forty-first street, and the third today was a fire which started in the Seventy-first regiment armory at Thirty third street, and then spread to the Park Avenue, hotel, where eighteen persons were killed, and many injured. This was the worst hotel fire since the Windsor was destroyed. The fire was first seen at about 1:30 in the morning in the armory, and in re markably short time that building was aflame from end to end. After the fire men had been at work nearly an hour the discovery was made that the hotel was on fire. The^ hotel was crowded with guests who had come to attend the festivities in honor of Prince Henry. More than 500 persons were in the house. The fire was confined principally to the fifth and sixth floors near the elevator air shaft. About tly? time the hotel was found to be on fire' the lights went out and the corridors were filled with smoke. The guests, unable to find their way through the darkened hallway, jumped from windows, or ran directly into the flame-swept portions of the building. It Is this fact that accounts for the large loss of life, although the hotel was not destroyed. Explosion Adds to Terror. The fire in the armory started on the third floor, on the Thirty-third street side, where there was a tier of rooms oc cupied by different companies of the reg iment. Within five minutes the whole structure was beyond saving, and ten minutes later the roof fell in with a ter rific crash. There was no one in the armory at the time except a janitor and his family. They escaped by going through a scuttle hole in the roof, and thence along the battlements on the Thir ty-fourth street side to safety on the roofs of houses to the east. Several hundred pounds of ammunition ■tored in the tower of the armory detona ted in a series of minor explosions, par tially wrecking the portion of the walls near which it was stored. This added terror and caused fear of greater ex plosions to those who were fighting the flames It was not until 3 o'clock that the flames were discovered in the Park ave nue hotel, directly across from the ar mory. Various opinions were given as to the origin of the fire in the hotel. The man ager claims that it was of incendiary origin. Others hold that the fire orig inated from sparks from the burning armory building, swept by wind in the direction of the hotel, descending the alr dhaft, which was directly alongside the elevator. The idea of incendiary origin is scouted by guests of the hotel, and by Fire Chief Croker. Scores of guests were taken from the windows of the third, fourth and fifth Continued on Fourteenth Page. DISCRACE TO THE STATE SOUTH CAROLINIANS DEPLORE FIGHT BETWEEN SENATORS. Special to The Glohe. COLUMBIA, S. C, Feb. 22.—The fight In the senate between the South Carolina Eenators is regarded by both factions here as both shocking and disgraceful. Only the bitterest personal feeling against McLaurin could have made Sen ator Til!man lose control of himself and resent being called a liar in such a man ner. It Is the first time in his political career of fourteen years that he has no ticed such a charge. It has been charged by »me that JVlc- L<aurin was afraid of Tillman. The af fair today will, therefore, do McLaurin* more good than harm, although many people here would have preferred eff&og a different kind of fight, and one to a finish. The disgrace of the proceedings will be keenly felt in the rural districts, where Tillman has good friends, and will do him no good. A great many persons are opposed to both men, and while re gretting the place selected for the fight, rejoice that they came to blows. Gov. McQueeny, when shown a story of the fight tonight, expressed himself as being shocked. He would take no »ides, but said the people of the state •would have a reckoning. When both men resigned at Gaffney last year, he Haid, it was a childish proceeding and unworthy of their offices, and he said now they have brought additional dis grace upon South Carolina. The meeting in April was the beginning of the bad blood and the bitterness be tween the senators. X- ***** *&&% - - :li^^ COL. GEORGE H. KIMBALL. THE ST.PAUL GLOBE ALL WOULD WED HIM "ADONIS"' MEETS HIGH FAVOR OX ODD TRAPPING TRIP. Special to The Globe. NILES, Mich., Feb. 22.—Harry Adonis, who left Dowagiac, Jan. 26. on a trip across the country to San Francisco on foot, has been heard from at Ypsilanti, Mich. He states that he had had to date forty-eight proposals to marry, from maids, young and old, at Kalama zoo. He said he refused, twenty-nine offers, among them being a bachelor woman with $80,000 reserve fund. The capital was very tempting, but she had auburn hair, and he declined. Among other exploits Adonis states that he kiss ed nineteen Battle Creek girls in eighty two minutes. According to his contract he must be married before July 16, 1902. Since his start he has earned $750 dis tributing advertisements. Adonis must push a wheelbarrow the entire distance, must earn ■$1,500, and must not beg, bor row or steal. ISOLATED BY STORM PHILADELPHIA HAS NO COMMTNI CATION BY WIRE WITH OUT SIDE WORLD NEW YORK STILL SUFFERS Great Havoc Worked by Sleet, the Streets Full of Dead Horses and All Traffic to the Suburbs Suspended. NEW YORK, Feb. 22.—Mail advices from Philadelphia say that that city is completely shut off from electrical com munication with the outside world, as though such a thing as a telegraph wire or telephone wire never existed. The storm is the most disastrous sleet storm as far as wires are concerned, that has ever visited that section. Four persons were killed in Philadel phia during yesterday and last night by coming in contact with heavily charged wires. Late last night the street railway company operating all the lines was com pelled to abandon its service. Hundreds of linemen are at work clearing the wires and until they are convincedi that all danger from contact with electric light wires is past, the officials of the various telegraph cempannies will not attempt to operate thpir wires. The sleet storm that struck New York proved to be the most severe that has been experienced here for several years. Telegraphic communication was almost completely suspended until this evening, when it was generally restored. Throughout the day the streets were rendered nearly impassable by slush, many of them presenting the appearance of rivers, the sewers being incapable of carrying off the overflow. The greatest damage was sustained in Brooklyn, where scores of horses were killed by contact with live wires, which were everywhere prostrated. More than 100 dead horses lay in the streets throughout the city. Many of them dropped from exhaustion and others fell and broke their legs, and had to be shot. The great storm did more damage in the suburbs than in the city. The wind had full sweep and in the towns and vil lages of Eastern New Jersey, Long Isl and and Westchester country, trolley and telegraph service was abandoned, and the ground is strewn with broken wires and trees. WASHINGTON, Feb. 22.-Most of the] trains arriving in Washington are from two to tnree hours late, on account of the storm. The breaking down of telegraph wires has delayed railroad traffic throughout the storm area. This involves j serious interruption to the mail service. The Atlantic coast storm appears to be Slowly parsing off to sea. Snow continues in New York city and rain southward to the Carolinas. The weather has clear ed in the interior of New York state and Northeastern Pennsylvania. An area of low pressure, which now covers tne -ouuiwest, promises to move eastward, giving rain in Texas, the lower Mississippi valley and the Central Gulf states Sunday and in the Ohio valley, lower Lake regions and South Atlantic states Monday. The temperature will rise in the Ohio valley and Lake region Sunday and somewhat higher tempera ture will prevail Monday in the Atlantic coast districts. NEW YORK, Feb. 22.—Mail advices from Trenton, N. J., says: The city of Trenton has suffered greatly from yes terday's storms. The streets are liter ally strewn with fallen wires and branches of trees that were carried down with the weight of the ice. The local trolley service was compelled to suspend early* last evening. Outside communi cation both by telegraph and telephone closed about 6 o'clock last evening, and has not yet been re-established. Fear is entertained of a rise in the Del aware and an overflow in South Trenton that might inundate the homes. GORGE CONDITION'S CRITICAL. Weather Bureau Serves Warning to Cities on Choked Streams. WASHINGTON, Feb. 22.—The weather bureau has issued the following special bulletin: Conditions in rivers and mountain streams of Pennsylvania, western Mary land and West "Virginia considered crit ical, dangerous. Cooler weather is not in dicated and ice gorges may cause flood ing of low lying lands. FACES THAT Aim FAMILIAR TO ST. PAUL PEOPLE. ■■ ■■ ■■■■'v'jßi:^ 1 ■ '■. ■ ' * ?& Jfl iff -• : -'S GEORGE S. WISE3tIAX, SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 23, 1902.—TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES. FISTICUFFS ON SENATE FLOOR TILLMAN AND M7LAURIN PROMPTLY POLISHED FOR. SCANDALOUS FIGHT ■«' . BOTH FOUND IN CONTEMPT Senior Accnses Colleague of Selling Vote on Paris Treaty, Is Given the Lie Direct and Both Resort to Blows GRAVE BODY IS SHOCKED WASHINGTON, Feb. 22.—Washington's birthday was signalized in the United States senate by a fist fight between Senators iillman and McLaurin, of South Carolina. The blows each fell on the face of the other. They were separated by force and after long debate declared in oon- SENATOR TILLMAN. tempt. Despite apology by each, neither will be allowed to again speak in the senate until further action shall have been taken In committee. Senator Tillman said Senator McLaurin had traded his vote on the Paris peace tTeaty in return for control of federal patronage in Carolina. Mr. Tillman at first declined to men tion names, but, Mr. Spooner, of Wiscon sin, reminded him that he owed it to hdm self, to the senate and to the country to "name the man.' Mr. Tillman indi cated that lie referred to his colleague from South Carolina. Mr. McLaurin was not in the chamber at the time, being engaged in committee work, but he was sent for and appeared just as Mr. Tillman concluded his speech. In the course of his speech Mr. Tillman said: Arouses Spooner to Protest. "Yet," said he, "God save the mark, we pretend to be honest." Mr. Tillman maintained that, instead of trying to civilize and elevate the Filipinos the government might better have spent some of the $400,000,000 expended in the Philippines in colonizing the negroes in the Southern statee of this country. ' When he later directed a question at "his friends on the other side of the chamber," Mr. Spooner inquired to whom he referred. "I have many friends on the Republi j can side," said Mr. Tillman. "Person- SEINATOR M'LALKIN. ally, you are a nice, clean man, but polit ically you are one of the most infamous oowards and hypocrites that ever hap pened." (Laughter.) Mr. Tillman became involved in a lively colloquy with Mr. Spooner regard ing the ratification of the Paris treaty. The South Carolina senator referred to Mr. Spooner's comments in his speech yesterday upon the part taken by William J. Bryan in securing the ratifi cation of the Paris treaty. He replied to the Wisconsin senator that the influ ence of Mr. Bryan was potent, but in- Continaed on Twelfth I'age. wait « B. L. FREIiI>Y. FIND PROFIT IN BEGGING ODD INDUSTRY DISC VBRED BY THE POLICE OF CHICAGO. Special to The Globe. CHICAGO, Feb. 22.—Supt. E. P. Bick nell, of the Chicago bureau of charities, has discovered that a large number of professional beggars make a regular business of soliciting cast-off clothing and selling it to certain lodging house keep ers. They have a regular schedule of rates. The price paid for hats and caps is 5 cents, while an ordinary pair of second-hand shoes bring: 35 cents; over coats are worth 30 cents to $1.50. The lodging house keepers, it is said, have the articles repaired, and sell them to their patrons at a fair profit. EXTRA GUARD FOR POPE GARRISON" AT ROME DOUBLED BE FORE XEARIXG JUBILEE. Special to The Globe. , ROME. Feb. 22.—1n order to prevent disturbances during the celebration of the pope's silver jubilee, tho Italian go ernment is taking ' the precaution to double the garrison at Etomjgg; The Vati can authorities appreciate very much this prudent measure. ; ' All . the |' Catholic countries will be represented at the jubi lee March 3 by special envoy. N. Nisard, the French ambassador, has informed Cardinal Secretary of State Rampolla that he has received special credentials to represent France at the' ceremony. ■llWllinni IHBiliiailnili, ,„.,„', .J,- iin—.T—TMirnniiMiiiM ■■ i.i iiiMiiai ■■■..■■■iimihiih^i nm W/Vl^ Br^ "|H|. ...... - ■. ■ HIS EOYAL ta&HNESS PRINCE HENRY OF PRUSSIA. SPAIN A BIT QUIETER STRIKE SITUATION, HOWEVER, IS STILL, OF GRAVE CHARACTER. MADRID, Feb. 22.—The nearest ap proach to truth that it is possible to gleam from the mass of conflicting offi cial and private dispatches from Bar celona indicates that the situation is still of the gravest character, but without any important outbreak of fresh hostility be tween the troops and the strikers. Private dispatchesl received here from Barcelona deny that there is any prob ability of a settlement, and say the strikers are leaving the city in largo numbers According to messages received here from Barcelona the police of that city have captured important documents showing that Ixmdor anarchists furnish ed a considerable amount of funds to the strikers, and aided in organizing the out break there. The captain gpoeral at.Barcelona has allowed the rietera three'.4ays in which to deliver up all "their arms. After the expiration of that time any person found in possession of arms will be tried by drum-head court martial. mi SI AJLDEIRMAX HUNT, PRINCE HENRY IN NEW YORK STEAMER KRO\PRIXZ SIGHTED OFF SANDY HOOK EARLY THIS MORNING SHIP WAS LATE IN ARRIVING Programme Planned for His Recep tion Last Ms lit Had to Be ( Carried Otot With ont Him CANNOT LAND UNTIL TODAY NEW YORK, Feb. 22.—The Kron prinz Wilhelm, with Prince Henry of Germany on board, was sighte-1 at 1 o'clock this morning off Nan. tucket lightship. She will arrive off Sandy Hook at 1() «' clock this morning. NEW YORK, Feb. 22—At the Irving Place theater the programme as arranged for the entertainment of Prince Henry tonight was carried out as if he had been present. A crowded house liberally ap plauded the play, "A Blank Page." The German ambassador, Count yon Holleben, Admiral yon Baudissin, and fifteen members of his staff, and Consul General Buenz occupied boxes. The the ater was crowded with a representative and fashionable audience, the entire or chestra and balcony being occupied by men and women in full dress. The house was beautifully decorated with ever greens interspersed with American Beau, ty roses and smilax combined with the German and American colors. During the intermission between the second and third acts the orchestra rendered the German and American national anthems, the entire audience rising. NEW YORK, Feb. 22.—Germany and America unite in the regret that adverse Atlantic gales have prevented the great ocean greyhound, the Kronprinz Wiihelm, from bearing Prince Henry to port in time to receive the splendid welcome ar ranged for him today. It was regarded as certain that the vessel would have bsen heard of today. The North German Lloyd managers de cided this evening that even if the Kron prinz Wilhelm should get into quaran- Continued on Sixth Page. fit. ■ "*■ AMBROSE TIGHB, ; SAY HOBSON WILL WED REPORTS BXGAGE HIM TO ADL.iI STEVENSON'S DAUGHTER. Special to The Globe. * CHICAGO, Feb. 22.—Dame rumor has picked another young woman to share the joys and sorrows of "Merrlmac" Hobson. This time the naval hero's name is*linked matrimonially with that of Miss I-etitia Stevenson, the charming daughter of former "Vice President Ad lai Stevenson. Interest in the reported engagement Is heightened by the fact that Capt. Hobson is visiting at the home of the Stevensons, in Blooming ton, having arrived there today. UP TO THE PRESIDENT ATTORNEY GEXBRAi KNOX SUB MITS REPORT ON JUDGE NOTES' CASE Decision Is Carefully Guarded, bnt It Is Regarded as Certain He Will Xot Return to, FROM THE GLOBE BUREAU, Washington, D. C. WASHINGTON, Feb. 22.—Attorney General Knox has submitted his report on the case of Arthur H. Noyes to the president and the cabinet at today's ses sion. It was announced that the recom mendations and the findings would be made public Monday. Unless the president sees fit to overrule the findings of the attorney general, it is said that Judge Noyes will sever his con nection with the federal judiciary. Cer tain it is that he will not return to Nome. Mr. Knox holds that if he was the victim of a conspiracy, the conspiracy was so well laid that it has succeeded. Popular feeling at Nome is such that the interests of justice would not be subserved t>y taking Judge Wickersham from the bench and returning Judge Noyes to that dis trict. The administration has been placed in a predicament by the findings of the San Francisco.court of appeals. If Noyes is not removed the reflection on the court of appeals will be so grave as to require the removal of one or more of its judges, even at the expense of impeachment pro ceedings. Naturally the department of justice hesitates to precipitate such a re sult. The understanding among those who claim to have information is that reasons of public policy will be urged for Noyes' removal by the president. The attorney general has been in grave doubt as to what to recommend. He has felt that he should not go against the findings of the California court with out ample proof that Noyes is the vic tim of conspiracy. The evidence before the attorney general is conflicting, and whatever determination he has reached is based on the broad ground of public policy. Great efforts have been made to keep the findings from becoming public as the^e is constant possibility that Roosevelt may follow his own judgment and brush aside the decision of Knox. PLAN A GREAT DEPOT UISION STATION IS CHICAGO IS TO COST $15,000,000. CHICAGO, Feb. 22.—A new union sta tion which, with .adequate terminal fa cilities, will cost $10,000,000 to $15,0tv,000, is proposed for Chicago by the Pennsylvania management. The plans contemplate a magnificent ornamental building and ter minals which will rival, if not excel, any in the United States. It is propose! to erect on the river bank mammoth lake inter-change ter minals to extend the entire length of the property. Such a terminal, it is esti mated, would result in making the reads using the terminals the greatest medium of exchange between rail and ifresh water in the world. It is further contemplated to erect a great mail transfer station which it is estimated would give the lines running into the stattion an advantage on through mails of at least five hours. FORGED TO EAT POISON GIRL FOUND UNCONSCIOUS—TEL.I.S STRANGE STORY. I BRODHEAD, Wis., Feb. 22.—Luella Francis, who makes her home with the Rev. Mr. Murray, the Methodist min ister here, is in a critical condition from poison., which she 'asserts was forced down her throat by a man whom she de tected robbing —r. Murray's house Tues day night. Miss Francis claims she saw the man running down the stairs of the house after the burglary*. Thursday night, when passing a corner of the street away from the general trav el the same man, she says, seized her and after kicking her and pounding her forced her to swallow poison. Late in tne even ing the girl was found by a passerby un conscious. Deur Outrides McEachern. BUFFALO, N. V., Feb. 22.—Ray Deuir, of Buffalo, defeated Archie McEachern, of Toronto, Ont., in a special pursuit race at the Severity-fourth regiment games tonight. Deur passed McEachern when they had ric"den 3 miles, 7 laps and 110 yards. The time was 9:53 4-5. ■^R ■:■: ■ " ■; ..... . .%5He v ""r " £U X». BEARDSLEY, PRICE FIVE CENTS. HALL SPRINGS SENSATION VETERAN EDITOR SPEAKS HIS MIND AT COMMERCIAL CLUB BANQUET WHAT PATRIOTISM REALLY IS Party Ties So Strong That Honesty of Speech Is Stifled—Political In dependence Is Political Ostracism DUTY OF AMERICAN CITIZENS In a speech scarce half an hour in length, H. P. Hall furnished a sensation at the annual dinner of the Minnesota society, Sons of the American Revolution, held at the Commercial club last night, that waa only equaled by the surprise which it created. "Washington and His Memory" was the theme, and Mr. Hall was among those called upon to pay tribute to the immortal commander. His address waa short, yet so pregnant with surprises, that it found the little band of patriots so convulsed with undisguised astonish ment that the witty remarks of a speak er who followed were unequal to the task of relieving the painful tension that existed. In plain words Mr. Hall told his hear ers that patriotism lay not in recounting the deeds of those that had gone before, but in their application to the material things of today. His address, which waa the sensation of the evening, was a3 iol lo'ws: Mr. Hall's Address. I shall say very little about George Washington. His name and fame are so indelibly written upon the pages of tha 'history of our country that every Ameri can school child knows it before it has reached sufficient years to distinctly pro nounce his name, 1 prefer to leave that to others and to speak to the living, rather than of the dead. The history of this country has been one of progress. To my mind it has no better illustration than the lives of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Slav, cry in Washington's day was not, at least popularly regarded a moral crime, and George Washington, great as he was, was a slaveholder. He wrested our free dom from a foreign tyrant and we honor him. Lincoln preserved, and emancipated the slaves as well. I do not know that there can be a bet ter illustration of the fact of the progress of events than the lives of these two men. Such men as Wendell Phillips and Wil liam Lloyd Garrison raised the standard of political independence when it was a. disgrace and social ostracism to stand. up and denounce the crime of slavery,, The work grew until it finally won; but a little handful of men, so small that they were less in numbers than thosa seated around this board, were the real men who abolished slavery in the United States. Other circumstances led up, and, as has already been stated, the man for me.time appeared in the person of Abra ham Lincoln. But we are not through with progress^ The Democratic party live 3 largely upoa the traditions of the past, and mistake*, real or hoped for by the Republican party. They have had a better opportu-. nity than the Republicans of following the teachings of Washington's farewell letter, when he announced at the early age of sixty-four that he never would hold office again, and I wish there wera more in the Republican party who did not feel that they must, of necessity, be so imbued with patriotism that they should overlook that portion of Washing ton's letter. The Race Question. There is one tremendous question in the South at this very moment. The negroes are in a worse condition in the South today than they were before they were emancipated. The white population has been elevated and advanced by the obliterating of the political crime at slavery. But to all practical intents and purposes the negro in the South is still a slave.. He is disfranchised in many; states, and allowed no opportunity to rise, and there is a problem that it will take some man, wiser than myself, to attempt to elucidate. The difficulty about political independ ence is the binding character of party ties, atld the feeling that if a man dares to speak what he thinks and differs with h)p liarty he is at once politcally ostra cised. One of the speakers at this table to night dared to differ, a short time ago. with his party, and he is today lashed, scourged and politically ostracised and held up as a shining light and warning to others in his party as a sample of their fate if they dare assert political independence. We want to cultivate such a sentiment that men will dare to be In dependent of the political party to which they belong, and I say this not as a poll* tician, but m the spirit of patriotism. As I said, the Republican party is more progressive than the Democratic party. This is, perhaps, because so many of the progressive- Democrats left their party and joined the Republican ranks Hurfng the Civil war and have dominated thafc party ever since. ■ The McKinley bill of IS9O was a coura geous thing, and very few political par. ties would have taken the chance of en acting it at that time, but it was passed by the Republican party, and it caused ita defeat, Cleveland being elected la 1892. • Now look at McKinley's last speech In Buffalo. That speech would hav<; an swered for the Democratic platform ln» 1892 upon which Cleveland was elected president But it has been accepted by his party, and all Republicans now say Amen. If four or five y-?ars ago any ofhr er prominent Republican had raised the standard of political independence whlchl McKinley raised^ at Buffalo he would ha.v« been ostracised and turnod out of his party. Take the case of the Spanish war. Wftjf Continued on Sixth Page. 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