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I RALEIGH, N. C.. THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 1909. No. 13. VOL. XXVII. I -? EDITORIAL BRIEFS Apparently Mr. Bryan is too busy to give hia friends any advice on the tariff bill. The race for the Eastern Judge ship might be called the charge of the Democratic Brigade. That Democratic "harmony din ner" pulled off in New York Tuesday proved to be a misnomer. If the Democrats make a party is sue of the tariff next time they will first have to revise their member ship. If things keep up the Democratic politicians will want protection, for the sake of revenue, In the next cam paign. The Democratic politicians In the South are experiencing great trouble in trying to get their Tariff on straight. Some more Democrats went up to the White House Saturday to have their measure taken for the Eastern Judgeship. Mr. Bryan's friends are of the opinion that the Democratic "har mony feast", pulled off In New York Tuesday, was very un-Democratic. The apparent scarcity of Democrat ic lawyers In North Carolina is only temporary. They have been in Wash ington seeking appointment to the Eastern Judgeship. The new Board of Directors of the Penitentiary began by cutting the salaries of the officials of that insti tution. It will be strange If the Democratic machine doesn't question their Democracy. The Democratic Congressmen do not want the Civil Service law to ap ply to the taking of the census. The Democratic Congressmen still insist on their right to suggest census tak ers and distribute free seed. If they are profiting by experience it in not very probable that the Dem- ocrats will ever again make the tariff mv T". mj t-v a I iux..ec ilttueiuucraiSaieuu- usually quiet nowadays. We have some curiosity to know just what issue the Democrats will . . 4. . . nsnmnimi in Ino n o -r t a mr tern I However, we are not as curious as was the cat in the fable. It is possible that those New York JCiiC.aouitu u.uu lf they Invited Bryan to their "har- mony dinner" that he might explode a new idea that would not harmon- I ize with Tammany's ideas. A Georgia Representative has in- troduced a bill In Congress to reduce the salaries of Coneressmen and . ,. ,. . . prised it the Dill should pass. It may be that the President is de- laying the appointment to the East- I 4-i n T rt 1 Hunt n ri ItAin wionTT I C1" J Democrats there are in Eastern Car- olina who would like to hold a Fed-1 eral iob Th a Wilmlnirtnn Star la rtleased I wim. me Ausiraimu uanui Bjateiu tta iAt xi a a is i 11 i a I it applies to that town in city elec- tions. If such a law is good for Wil- mlneton. whv shouldn't it be eood , .. v t o o I Greensboro and Charlotte seem to be having a hard time in finding can- didates for mayor. It Is rumored that the salary has been greatly re- duced. Can it be that men are not as patriotic as they once were? It is almost cruel to draw, the plat form on the Democratic Congressman who are now favoring a protective tariff, for they have realized that they had to desert the platform or that their constituents would desert them, On account of the Pure Food and Drugs Act we had to withdraw the notice of sale of the Democratic plat - form, but If anybody now wants them they can get, free of cost, any of those Democratic "Paramount Is sues," that was. They have again awarded that ' democratic mule to that Democratic county that made . democratic gains in the last eleci.. to stop this business now before w . one suggests that they offer the fath er of the mule to the next county that increases the Democratic vote. BILKINS IX LONDON. How lie Managed to Visit the King A Pleasant Reception and Conversation- The King Well Acquainted In America and Exhibited a Thor ough Knoweldge of Her Resources He Was Interested in American Mules and Epecially in Bob The Major Well Pleased and Fell in Love With nis Royal Highness. London, E. C, April 12, 1909. Correspondence of The Caucasian Enterprise. I found that I would hev ter make the acquaintance ov the King by git tin' on the gude side ov a member ov the English Parliament. I inquired erround an' got the landmarks strate so I could corner one ov them an' persuade him ter let me into the big gest show ov them awl. He lives in the city ov London, out near the edge ov town. I had awlready gotten a letter ov Introduction from the Amer ican Ambassador in London, an' so he couldn't turn me down. I had ter go ter the home ov the member ov Parliament, fer he hez no private offls. I couldn't complane at the way he received me, an' soon we wuz chattin' like old friends. I guess he thought my visit wuz a buzlness mat ter from the start, an' the English air jlst like our American people er bout buzlness, but slower in glttin erround ter hit. But I didn't kill much time. I showed him the letter I had from Preserdent Roosevelt, written a few weeks before he step ped out ov offls, an' then the letter from the American Ambassador. He seemed surprized that I wished to, an rather expeckted ter, make a so- Bial call at the King's palace. But with the documents I had put at him he could do nothin' but hand over any favors in hlz power, an' they air not a few. He hinted plainly, how ever, that Kings air rather hard worked an' that I'd stand in better if I made only a short stay. Ov! course I didn't hardly expeckt that the King would ax me ter stay fer dinner, or, better still, ax me ter spend a month with him, fer I'll bet they hev sum gude hash at the Pal ace. But they wuz one thing that I wanted ter do, an' that wuz ter git the King ter take a peep at Bob, an' ride him, too, if he would. But every plan I thought out seemed ter be a failure before I would fully deslde ter try hit But they wuz one thing certain: I wuz determined ter bring Bob up in the tawk somehow an see if I couldn't find the King's weak ninta The Wnplish neerml nlr varv much interested in American corn, ' - ' wheat, meat, cattle an' mules, fer they depend on us fer a considerable quantity ov each crop named, awlso cotton, an I felt purty certain that the King would erbout az lief tawk a erbout mules az anything else with an. old ciodhopper like me, fer I don't know a blasted thing erbout parliamentary tack-ticks, golf, nor ov tnen ther tnat KIn i m i r HiinriiiKPM inr nin h tin The member ov Parliament had de- sjded that Tuesday at 12 o'clock would be a gude time ter visit the King. He sed that would suit him r. tl -tie. nn T ..fAj Vi o f 1,11 1 ,1 I" V, . 8T ,1. " , suit Liie xvmg awi . n., ler jviuiiuay iz generally house-cleanln day an' wash-day at most homes. Then, too, I had an idea that if the King spent much time at church on Sunday he would feel sorter fagged out on Mon- I days. So we finally agreed ter go on Tuesday at noon On Saturday I sent my best suit of clothes ter a tailor an' got hit cleaned an' pressed an' on Monday I tiTAVt r iuta n notrAio n Ai vi T" n eft hot shave an' hair-cut an primped a gude deal. If Betsy could hev seed me she would hev thought that I wuz plannin' ter run fer County Com missioner or sumptnin' equally aes p ' nu.cn x um I look mussed un az much az I did then j felt az nerV0US az a feller does when he iz erbout ter be mar- ried, though I knowed that I wuz not takin sicn a bIS risk Tuesday mornln at a little after home ov the member ov Parliament an wuz soon Invited in. I found that he wuz erbout ready an soon we wuz drivin' toward the Palace I reckon the King will be lookin' fer us," sez I. j. o, nam uc, Luc luaiict m xvt i arranged an' they won't be any hitch nor break." The driver carried us er- long at a gude speed an' we wuz soon in the Palace grounds, though . I couldn't see much from a closed car riage. Purty soon the carriage stop- j pedf the door wuz opened by the j footman, an we wnz at the door ov the ruler ov more people than any other one ruler in the world. The i Palace erronnds seemed ter he full ov servants an' I guess they wuz sol- Idlers scattered erbout, too, but they 1 wuz not visible. But many ov them "servants air simply detectives, an' tney naa duiu eyes peeiea. uui, ov course, they did not pay much at tention to us fer they understood that a member ov Parliament would not carary an assassin inti the grunds 0J the Palace But talk lernoiit. fine nlaeet We wni In what looked ter be a llttle paradIse We marched rite in followin two at '-etendants, an in a few moments we shakin' hands with King Ed- rd, formerly the Prince ov Wales, son ov Queen Victoria, the best ruler the English people hev ever had (Continued on Page 3.) BEFORE THE SENATE Payne Tariff Bill Now Being Dis cussed in the Upper House. MANY REDUCTIONS ARE RECOMMENDED There Are Several Hundred Amend ment to the bill, Consisting Most ly in Redaction of Duties Contain ed in Payne Bill as Passed by the House Will Reduce Rate on La dies' Hosiery and Leather Gloves. Washington, D. C, April 12. The Senate Finance Committee met at 10 o'clock this morning. The Demo cratic members were present and were handed a copy of the Payne tariff bill containing the amendments of the Finance Committee which was received from the Public Printer this morning. There are several hundred amendments, consisting mostly in a reduction of the duties contained In the Payne bill as passed by the House. One of the principle changes made by the Senate is the restoration of the Dingley rates on leather gloves and hosiery. This schedule of the Payne bill aroused the women of the country and .resulted In the presenta tion to Congress of a petition of pro test signed by 250,000 adult citizens of Illinois. The protest had the de sired effect in the Senate. The coal men get what they want, the Fi nance Committee putting a duty of 40 cents a ton on that article, and 15 cents a ton on culm or stack and no reciprocity Involving free coal. This was a concession to the West Vir ginia and Western Senators. Some of the more important items such as hides, wood pulp, steel rails and crude petroleum, will be left to the Senate. That Is, the Committee will make no recommendations, but will submit the subjects to the Senate to decide whether or not the House ac tion shall stand. NIAGARA FALLS FROZEN OVER. The Second Time Within the Memory of Man That the Rushing Waters Have Been Silenced; Damage Es timated at One Million Dollars. Buffalo, N. Y., April 11. The voice of Niagara was mute today for the second time in the memory of man. The first time was late in Feb ruary when, following a severe northerly blow, the falls ran dry. Now, following a severe southwester the river is frozen solid from bank to bank. On Wednesday of last week the worst gale of the season and the most violent in the history of the weather bureau for April was re corded. The solid ice fields of Lake Erie were churned from end to end and piled in a huge conglomerate mass at the lower end of the lake. At Niagara Falls there had been a heavy ice bridge in the pool below the cataract since the middle of win ter. Under the impact of the mass of ice from the lake above and the added floods brought down by the wind, the bridge gave way and began to surge down the rapids, but before it could win freedom in the ample waters of Lake Ontario, the wind shifted again to the north. Instantly the moving floes packed at the mouth of the river. Each instant of cold congealed the pack more solidly and each hour brought added pressure from above. Unable to escape by its natural channels the level of the river rose by leaps and bounds. The highest flood level recorded from previous years is 28 feet above the normal Friday night the river was 40 feet above normal. Conservative estimates place the damage at $1,000,000. All the estimates of ultimate dam age are conditioned by -what the weather may have in store. The best that can be hoped for is a succession of calm, warm days. Then the ice will melt gradually and subside bit bysbit. For the moment the upper reaches of the river are running clear but as far as eye can see the white mantle of the frost blankets the akes. If that great mass should be driven down onto the jam below, the damage would be inconceivable. CHAIRMAN WILL START PAPER, Will Publish a Monthly in Interest of the Democratic Party. Buffalo, N. Y., April 10. Norman E. Mack, Chairman of the Democrat ic National Committee, announces that he has completed arrangements for the publication of a magazine to be known as the National Monthly, and to be devoted to the interests of the Democratic party of the nation. Mr. Mack says his magazine will not conflict in any way with Bryan's Commoner, and It would be run along different lines. "Democracy's Fine Prospects." The Democratic party, from pres ent indications, will he in fine, shape for a fight two years from now. With a split in the minority ln Congress and every other Democrat In that body begging for protection where it effects his locality, the party will be in excellent shape. -Greensboro Record. GOVERNOR SCORES LA WMAXTJIS I Texas' CtUef Executive Calls the Legislature Together for a Second Special Session. Severely Coi demaa Failure to Enact the Bank Guaranty Law. expiration of the first called session of the Legislature today Governor Campbell called the lawmakers to meet tomorrow for a second special session, submitting as legislation the matter of appropriations for the State government for the next two years and the enactment of a law for the protection of bank deposits. In a special message to the Legislature the Governor scored the Legislature for failure to enact the platform de mands. "Tour regular session of sixty days was expensive and of little value , to the people," says the Gov- ernOr. , Not a single platform demand was enacted into law; one was de- feated and you adjourned without even considering the appropriation Dy Frankln Mallli Rousatonlc and bill, whereupon the lobby applauded church streets. The fire Is believed and it Is not strange that you re- to haTe 8tarted in the Clifford bulld ceived through the newspapers the ing from spontaneous combustion. rencitations oi tne cnairman oi tne Republican Executive Committee of this State. mat nas oeen aone in me way oi it . i . m m i e ? i s x s ieglS1auon oy me regular or cawea session could have been done in ten aays ana me appropriation Dins Passed." ine message recites at length what tho llnvomnr Voo snnffht tn haU -. . wUCUv vv. u enacted into laws with special em- pnasis upon the hank guaranty law, l the raiiure to enact which he severe- y condemns. COURT SAYS NOT GUILTY. Publishers of New York Journal Not Liable for Rockefeller Libel. New York, April 12. The write of habeas corpus secured in behalf of S. S. Carvallo, Bradford Merrill and Ed. H. Clark, officers of the 3tar flnmnnnv nilhlichora rt tha Vaw Vnrl- Company publishers of the New York American and Evening Journal in the action brought against them for criminal libel on complaint of John D xvucKeiener, jr.. was upaeia Dy Justice Gerard In the Supreme Court to-day, and the defendants ordered discharged. I Mr. Rockefeller had complained of the publication in the New York American of December 17, 1908, of ttu amuic wxuugijr awusmg uim ui i uitvmg ongiuaiea a peonage system, A 1 titer or nor vmii hnnnroKU Ksvrl I I - .... .... I .ew... Clifford Block was at Its Height aijn the 0uth Befnr th dr of om OI lDu r Qoanerea in pre- have been in continuous regular and woman wa8 8een to climb out of a the floods the coun was kno n as clQct noU8 "d nunibr called sessions since January 12. It flame fllled r00m onto a Veranda on ! Little EDt an spending the night In a public will hardly be denied that evervthine m,q a .u v. .w. "e tgjpt. and the soil is said . , . ... ,n - tuc cunjiujrca ui a. ccnaiujto weo. ine coupie went to Aiaai - uiBitKiast iooa company in Illinois were alleged to have been subjected, TAFT'S SUJDIER HOME SELECTED I TWc.Mnf t? xrrm v 1 mm, x v,uW r.uw.u lioomson uvose in aian- chester. Mass.. Part of the Season, CJloncester. m.... AnHi 11 T J was stated here today that President Taft and his family had definitely decided to occupy the Edward Rob inson house on School street, Man chester, part of the coming summer, their arrival depending upon the length of the present session of Con gress. Mrs. Taft and Miss Mabel Board man visited the Robinson cottage last month. The house is situated lc"""ca 'F," Z 7 J " n o nni .iv.n, Jover her until action can be taken of the Essex Country Club and is sev- ed miles back from the shore. The On mm or hnmo r1 WllHatn T HAirrf. wuu. .v.u.v v, w,auu uvBiu- man. of Washington, adjoins the pnhn.nn - FOREST FIRES IN VIRGINIA. Several Saw Mills and Much Lumber Destroyed. Roanoke, Va., April 12. Forest fires that have raged on the moun tains in the Roanoke and Botetart counties for the past week, did great damage last night a few miles north of Roanoke, when several saw mills and many thousand of feet of cut lumber were destroyed. A number of small homes occupied by negroes street, Sunday afternoon. This is against the proposed increase In the charge of attempted blackmail. Cur were also burned. To-night flames the first lecture ever given ln Fay- tariff on women's wearing apparel. tis Smith, 18 years old, of Watson, have nearly reached Carvin Creek, at etteville by a member of the Chris- Of course, the glove and hosiery near iiere, confessed having written the entrance to Carviri Cove, and should embers be carried across the stream, the cove may be swept. FLORIDIANS LYNCH A NEGRO. The Fiend Had Attempted Criminal Assault Upon a Defenseless Lady.l . . -.Isriven to the buildlne of modern! dragged Miss Mary Steel Ewing from ner buggy two miles from Arcadia, in an attempt at criminal assault. u taken .way from the .herta .nd taken away from the sheriff andlmoaei m5nwf,r . suriBB w"lc" uivimu5 auu uaug iu a ucc. Mississippi Mob Hangs Negro. Yazoo City, Miss., April 11 After besting an officer who was about to take him into custody and firing on a nosse who later succeeded In nlac .rnmerv necxo w niad m tha v..nA ritv ahv tndair ohiod K1UI aaca.aaa iivwu Cfc Winn .aa r01.t An hnnr lofor mr.h tnrmoA overnowered the iailor and haneed the neero. iUKDJO DEATH Six Persons Perish in Flames at Lenox, Mass. PROPERTY LOSS $300,000.00 Four Business Blocks and a Number of Fashionable Dwellings Entirely Destroyed by the Fire Loss of Life Dae Principally to a Series of Explosions Citizens are Prompt in Going to Relief of the Suffering Lenox, Mass., April 11. Six per sons lost their lives, three others are bsdlv burned and nronertv loss of between $200,000 and $300,000 was caused by a fire in the heart of the hnilnom Metrlt nt hla ti-vn oorln todav. Four business blocks, two dwellings and two other structures Wer destroyed In a section honnded Tne deatn of Misa AHce French wag one of the pltiful tragedies of the morning. While the fire In the w o rlothlne and her hair ablaze. Stae- " gering to the railing the woman ped to the sidewalk beneath, land- lng ln a neap wIthin five or six feet oi me niazmg wail. Whlie none of the heaiitif.il nm- I iuv DUiuuu 3 Li 1 v ttilu uri iiiKUL n v M t . v. i . i nvii ws asvjsa v x asmaaa srv a sa ss w mer residences that have made thlsk... Z m . . . 1 town iamous were mreatenea. manv prominent New York and Boston society people were at the Curtis hotel, which was at one time threat ened. They were prompt in their work for the relief of the unfortun ates driven out in the chill air of the early morning. IRATE FATHER BEATS NEW SON- IN-LAW. Man of Forty-Seven Weds Girls fourteen Years Old and Then Trouble FollOWS Winston-Salem, N. C, April 12. S. L. Tuttle, a prosperous Stokes County farmer and a widower, forty- seven years old, at noon to-day mar- rled Hattie Fulk, who recently pur- chasel Tuttle's mercantile business I at Hilltop. Stokes County. Thecere-Iei mony was performed at Martinsville, Va., by a Methodist clergy iua. Tut- tie and the girl bride left Stokes yesterday and went to ureenshoro, I where they were rerused a license son yesterday afternoon, spending the night at a hotel, left there this morning going to Martinsville, where f51"6" tne papers and were mar- riea. llnnn thpfr nrrival at (lArmantnn ' " ----- to-night the couple were met at the station by the bride's irate father, who proceeded to assault his new Bon-ia-law, beating him unmerci- fuiiy Friends interceded and Tuttle was taken to a room and locked up. He qiwaq that Vnin threatened hu life and the eroom wanted to take his young wife and flee to another coun- ty. He was finally persuaded to sDend the nieht ln Germanton. The father of the eirl Insisted upon tak- I , with the hone of seourlne a. leeal hope r securInS a Iegal - M-hmft mBM--ft from fiGr J I e " . . . t iruuuie is Hnucipaieu n rum uuc i . j , ii, j li.. away from Tuttle. The girl declares her father has not been kind to her, and that she proposes to stand by her husband and go with him where- I ever he says. To Build Modern Road Out From Fayetteville. Fayetteville, April 13. Mrs. Sue Harper Mlms, C. S. D., of Atlanta, Ga., lectured on Christian Science in I the La Fayette Theatre, on person j tian Science Board of Lecturshlp. ! Capt. R. E. Toms, an engineer of the Agricultural Department of the Federal Government, has arrived! here in obedience to directions of the Department, to construct an object - lesson road in the vicinity of Fay - etteville. Considerable attention is being legislation with that end In -view be- i l"c ,67'7 TV. a.n.a . 1119 " 7lZ ot Com- great practical value in furtherance of the good roads movement. A Mother at Eleven Tears. A special from Madison, N. C - 1 yesterdays unariotte UDserver says. I "A colored eirl 11 vears old. whose narents live near DiUard, Stokes Conntv. ten miles from Madison, I nva hirth Snndar afternoon to I " I - fnilv dereloDed eirl bsbv weiehlngler and Its neighboring peaks were eight pounds. The father of the I child is only thirteen years of age. TO Gl'ARD AGAINST FLOODS. 04 lector Keith Scrrs Uovermanetit Expert to Kerrey Cape Fear With View to Ralldiag Levees. Wilmington, K. C. April 11, Col lector of Customs B. F. Keith, who ts much Interested In relief measures for those who suffered such heavy financial losses by the Coods in the Cape Feat last August, is in receipt or a letter from C. G. Elliott, chief of the orataase investigations of the United State Department of Agricul ture, stating that J. O. Wright, su pervising drainage engineer of the departnitct, with Engineer J. W. Phillips and an alstant, ill be here to-morrow to accompany him up the Cape Fear River to the Kel ly's Cove and Natmore sections of Bladen County to look over the situ ation with a view to making a sur vey for a proposed levee to prevent further overflows In Canetuck town ship. Pender County, and French's Creek township, in Dladen County, and to map out a system of drainage ,.,., .hi.t, i. . organize a drainage district under the new State law. Mr. Keith aavs that ith hrnnr drainage and sufficient levee to pre- vent further overflow from the river. such a district would open up thou- sands of acres and land of the finest i lis um i i KHiii v i rtin ii r i iva t. -.1.1.. . a a . i irvriui w a i irr m ii inKnMri inn inn i bv Mr K;,,h anH i ; n q KeLv i i I n ? ni Lh els of H rorn '."VwL flood reglou for tnIg year.g DianUne .... . . 7 7 T . Plan"' m ii v liiirriniB rn ia ncni tap r c.ai ! r"r" MANIAC SHOOTS VP A TOWN. Women and Children Med to Cellars and Attics Kiled Himself. Woman and Aurora, 111., April 8. John An- derson, a plumber, becoming violent- iy insane. 10-aay armea nimseir with two pistols, a shotgun and three bombs and killed Mrs. John McVlck- er narrowly ml88ed 8layIng her hug. band wounded Mrs.-John Belford. and than itnmmlitiul cnll)u and then committed suicide, blowing his head off with a shotgun. He started out to kill the inhabitants of an entire square in which he said malicious gossip concerning mm naa been circulated. Anderson s mind had been affect fr some time, and when he ap-l peared to-day with his armament of I bombs and revolvers, he terrorized the entire square to which he had I auuuuuceu ais miennon oi iayingjtomj jnva(ie(j tne district and offer- waste, ine DomDs, ne naa strapped i1 - " ia w. um ancaujr ened mina naa completely given way was obvious. Doors were locked and barred and women and children fled - - - w " " " , , "& . I ti eei, tscruiiuiziUK me uiuerenii I . .. , . , , . nouses as u unaeciaeo. wnere 10 oe- b"- His first stop was at the home of Mrs Jonn Mcvicker propapiy dm. i oldest ana pest mend, witn a pistol In each hand Anderson began firing. " uuiusi smzeu air. I er's scalp. Mrs. McVIcker ran toward tne kitchen to protect her four chll aren wno wero Piaymg mere, one It a Iel dea1 across tne tnresnoid witn a bullet through her heart Anderson men went to tne nome lof John Belford. a few doors distant. Anderson's resentment was concen - trated on Belford whom he accused1" tu ,'?uu . ""ea n ' r series, of fires of weeks, many of I tmougn neignoors sy ii was wna- out a Bhadow cf reason) of circulat ing slanderous stories about him I n t- i i m tfu i airs. Dniuru huu DBr uiuiuer. All o. I I .,. . t .L' uuua. .were aiuuu iu ma uuune CHICAGO WOMEN SEE PRESI DENT. Went to WashlBgton to Enter Protest Against Duty on Hosiery ! Gloves. Wannlrnrtrtn T C A nrll 1ft President Taft to-day. at the White House, extended a friendly hand toj I the four Chicago club women who i are in the city to petition Congress I tariff, which the petitioning club wo- I men would have kept as in the Ding - ley law, interests the President, but only in a general way did his visitors! I refer to these matters. The Presl - 1 dent expressed interest in the mis - ision which broueht the club women to Washington, asked them concern - ling the extent of their petition and nralsed their efforts at extending the! fairs. At the conclusion of the in l.r " ' u" J ! ' mrooBs me nuuc 3,000 Bale, of Oottoo 8oU 10 Selma, Ala.. April 13. The blg gest surprise in the spot cotton mar- ket in recent years occurred to-aay when C. A. McKinnon purchased 3,000 bales at an average price of toten centg a-poun(j. I ni v r i.k lrT a I Black Mountain. April 10.- Crag- beautiful this morning in a heavy J mantle of sleet and snow. " AKOTHEOJIG FIRE Rochester Hcs Another Disss troos HoIoctcsL FLAMES FANNED BY QALE Several Sections oi the City Destroy, rd and Damage hi tUUmaied at Not Lrs THaa faoo.OOO Msay lamilies Made Uotarles and IVaw nilews Foltsh lir4rew Tltowght It Jadgenteai Day. Rochester, N. Y., April 13. Swspt along In the face of a 26-mll gale, fire to-day destroyed several sectloaa of the city and did dams fa estimated at half a million dollars. For a time It was thought that a great portion of the city would ! W1PV "Vl? 'UmmonM tfma I Buffalo and Syracuse. One hundred families to-night are homeless and militiamen are la the affected so tie guarding what little lh P1 of tnir BO0Mho14 Mayor Kdgerton has issued a call fr re,Ut ,UDd fr lbm o'clock to-nlsht and while It helped Ma exUnguUhing the smouldering '"1". 11 nrdhlp on the homelesa. especially those whose Quenoa eneci are in me open. Thlevlnff. which started earl I - w the day, has been stopped by the presence of the militia. Although accurate estimates can not be made at this time, the loss is estimated at at least 1500.000. Several firemen were injured by falling walls or were overcome by smoke, but none was seriously hurt. Tha nrlrln nf th fire, which atsrted 1n fh. Paimer nulldinar. has not been determined. Thtt rhntham and K.llv L,ript ,Arton. i. tn th J.wi.h dls- (r(. nf th- ,ifv Thi. f. ih. u.t e Jnd many of east of the Passover, tha Pollah Hebromi. LInip thA n flf .moV. ,nd lh. flra falllne on all mldes .Interpreted the L,l19llnn aa lhrt w-pd . W-thu aim of the 8econt coming of the Messlsb. women and children tore their hair knelt In the street to pray. Their shouts were terrifying. One woman. . nvm r,Qnd ,.rt a tarr. number ot rigM cf various deacrlp- A. rft lr lt0 OP mort) to r.mo. I goods to places of safety. Any . afikei waa Ki ven bv the half- crated p0ifgh jewg, gjid they stored I nian f thftlp ' A- no..ihi. on the wagons, never knowing even the destination. , I num uuuw .u uuw, iuiuuu street after .treet, the fires leaped along, burning buildings on Cbath- I Kttwr rtadn Oreron nd mrrlaon itreeU an4 oasott avenue until the stand by the fire men at Kelly street was successful ln 1 tiam nnrah.P ot L 1 ." . n . .inl houses burned is about SO, In addi tion to which several times as many more have been damaged. City Terror-Stricken. To-night Rochester Is terror- I . ... . . . L. which have been charged to Incen diarism. Added to this natural fear Is the fact that although both of have been under control o'clock this afternoon the Since flames are still smouldering In doz ens of places. The wind fa Increas ing in velocity and a close watch la being kept ln those district which are ln its path. Firemen and police. reserve forces and alL will do all- Vy, augment by the three companies of local militia. A w5 Ytf" J? I"?? to M-ci-a vw- Fairmount, W. Va., April 11. I After , being arrested tonight on a J letters to his father demanding 1 money, signing a black hand society's I name to them. W. E. Smith received two letters demanding a large sum jof money and threatening If it were J not paid to kill him and destroy his I home br fire. The second letter was 1 answered by Mr. Smith asking for more time. The boy was caught by detectives aa he was mailing an Earthquake at lima, Peru. Lima, Peru, April 12. A severe rU,..k. , wa. peric.d this mornln sr. No casualties resulted - jher. The cornices on several build ngs were thrown to the streets, and i dts 1 0vcr the city stopped. "Who killed this man?" asked the policeman, as he rushed into the I crowd. "Hanged if I know," answered the Imurderer. May Smart Set. I ... . . . . m We all buy experience, but few or us are wise enough to sell It back 1 May Smart Set.