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FIFTY-SIXTH YEAH. NO. 104.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1907. TEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Thaw's Attorneys Believe
Jerome Plans Sani
A SURVIVOR DIES
WILLING TO BE GOOD
DOHA MAY hillgood witness ASKS TARIFF
Leaves but 18 Saved From Pas
sengers and Crew of the
Head of Great Northern Makes
Few Damaging Admissions
Assure Interceding Powers That They
Will Seek to Adjust Difference.
Kansas City Star Pun
ished for Reflecting on
TO INTERRUPT TRIAL
Prepared to Fight on This Score
-Prisoner Prefers Asylum
to Sing Sing.
New York. Feb. 1 ri . Close observers
of the Thaw trial believe the present
trend of the trial as shown in the last
two days, is toward a commission in
lunacy to determine officially Thaw's
condition of mind.
liy .Jrruiiie'M ( iiurnr.
Tliis belief is suggested by i)istrict
Aforney Jerome's apparent willing
ness to ad:nil pari of the will, by his
rtadiness to withhold technical objec
tions u testimony of Thaw's family
physician tending to throw light upon
the defendant's mental status, and by
his policy yesterday in admitting with
out opposition the conversation be
tween Thaw and Dr. Kvans when the
hitler was examining the prisoner in
I'ra-pii )! In right.
Counsel for Thaw have reached I he
opinion the trial may lie terminated
abruptly any day next week from this
cause. So fully convinced are they
.Jerome will make this move, they are
planning to light hint on this line.
Thaw himself is 'credited with having
declared lie would lace an asylum in
preference to Sing Sing and the death
chamber, so it can be seen what
felling this expected move of Jerome
is creating in the camp of the defense.
W.nil.l llr-:ik I p Hen of Ice.
Dr. .losiah Strong, president of the
American Institute for Social Service,
said today Thaw consulted more than
two vents, ago about, breaking tip i
"lt n of vice" in this city which is pro
tected by a wealthy and influential
man. Thaw did not say where it was
localed, but Strong said the young man
told hint such stories that ii "made his
blood boil." Strong said he referred
Thaw to Anthony Comstock.
MRS. BRADLEY HELD
FOR KILLING BROWN
Woman Indicted for Murder in the
First Degree as Result of Shoot
Washington. Kelt. 15. Mrs. Annie
Iiratlley was today indicted for mur
d r in the first degree for shooting
former Senator Arthur K. Drown of
1'iah at the Raleigh hotel on Dec. .-'.
Her trial will not take place for per
haps two months.
SHIPPERS" CARS CUT OFF
Illinois Company, Hurt By Shortage,
Appeals tc the Government.
Quincy, 111., Feb. 1.". Unable to pro
cm e cars for shipping, the IJlonier -t
Michael Meat Packing company of th's
city has been compelled to refuse
ninny orders from its southern terri
tory and has turned off about one-half
ils employes. This matter, which the
firm looks upon its unfair discrimina
tion against its business by the rail
roads, has been carrieil to the atten
tion of the secretary of agriculture tt
Washington, who notified the firm that
he hail laid the matter before the inter
state commerce commission.
CANNOT IMITATE BUTTER
Wisconsin Circuit Judge Holds Oleo
margarine Law Constitutional.
.lefferson. Wis.. Feb. 15. In the case
of the state agiinst F. A. Meyer an!
others, involving the constitutionality
of the state oleomargarine law. Circuit
Court Judge Grimm has denied the de
ft ndant'Smotion for a ver lict in their
favor, holding that the law is constitu
tional. The jury yesterday afternoon
bioughi in a verdict for the state.
Judge Grimm decided that the law for
bids the sale of oleomargarine if it lias
the color of yellow butter. He held
the sale of oleomargarine which is not
an imitation of yellow butter lawful.
Explosion Claims Two More.
Ixjs Angeles, Feb. 15. Five are now i
dead as a result of the gas explosion
in the Second street restaurant. J. M.
Fuentes, a tailor, and F. Stevens, a jan
itor, died yesterday afternoon. Seven
others are in a critical condition.
Oil Dividend $15 a Share.
New York, Feb. 15. The Standard
Oil company today declared a .quarter
ly dividend of $15 a share.
SOME ACCUSE THE CREW
Charges of Cowardice Vigorously Made
and as Strongly De
nied. Providence, R. I.. Feb. 1.". The num
ber of identified tlead in the Larchiiion:
horror numbered 55 when tile morgue
opened today. The death last night. oS
Samuel I.ueouibe of Manchester. X. H.
one of the l!i persons who reached ih
shore after the Larchmont went down,
brought the survivors to IS. Eighix.
seven ptople were known to be on the
steamer who are missing or who were
unidentified when the work of counr
ing the bodies was resumed today. II
is now practically certain the Lare::
niont carried out with it on the fatal
Monthly night 1."!' souls.
l Tell SKtricH.
With returning strength the surviv
ors are able to recall more clear
what happened in the terrible confu
sion of the accident. Stories reflect
ing on the conduct of under officers
are relaitd. Captain McYey insists
that he and his men did all that could
be done in the 15 minutes that elaps;d
from the time the steamer was ram
med until she went down and lonu
(lered. Ilenv Sliirii'n of 111 Treatment.
New Yotk. Feb. 15. Stories of the
mistreatment and deserting of passen
gers on the ill-fated steamer Larchmont
by the l.archmont's officers and crew
are vigorously denied by officers of
the steamer Kentucky which arrived
here today. The Kentucky is the
steamer which was sent to Hlock island
by the .loy line immediately after the
first news of the disaster had been re
ceived. I'ommeuileil ly I'uNNfUKfrti.
Purser Edward Dodger declared sev
eral of the rescued passengers were
loud in their praise of Captain McYey's
conduct at t he time of the disaster, and
and that one of the two women pas
sengt rs who survived said the captair.
did everything possible under the cir-
cunis'ances. - -
Itlock Island, It. I.. Feb. 15. Miss
Sadie Gallup of Boston, who was pick
ed up unconscious 10 hours after tin
steamer I.archtnont went down Mon
day night, regained consciousness ye
tertlay and made serious charges
against Captain McVey and Pur
Young of the steamer.
When tiie lifeboats were being
launched, she says, she ran to the one
in which the captai nand purser were
Jin which the captain and purser were
away roughly. She then appealed To
i he purser, and he, also, pushed her
away, she declares.
M lull I ll.-ive Snveil lnny.
Tiie boat then was launched, sh ?
says, with only six passengers in it,
though it would have held 20. Miss
Gallup was very emphatic in her
charges, saying the officers, if they
had not been making such efforts m
secure- their own safety, might have
saved many of the passengers.
When the ship went down Miss Gal
lup found herself clinging to a pie?e
of wreckage. The wind was blowing
a gale, and the temperature was near
zero. Soon she was incased in ice. and
her body froze to the spar, thus keep
ing her afloat after she became un
conscious. It was thought she was
dead when she was picked up. but she
showed signs of life, and efforts were
made to resuscitate her. It is now
thought, she will recover, though her
hands and feet are badly frozen.
FREIGHT HANDLERS STRIKE
All Chicago Roads Threatened witn
Tieup if Trouble Spreads.
Chicago, Feb. 15. Freight handlers
employed by the Chicago Junction
Railway company at the stock yards,
struck last night, tying up the car serv
ice department. The strike was en
dorsed at a meeting of the freight
handlers' union last night, and there is
danger of the trouble spreading and
involving other railroads. The cause
of the trouble was alleged violation of
the seniority rule of the union.
BIG WHISKY FRAUD
Underground Pipes Used in
London to Escape Tax of
$2.75 Per Gallon.
London, Feb. 15. A gigantic scheme
on the part of a firm of distillers to
defraud the revenues is reported to
have been unearthed by the inland rev
tnue officers. The latter discovered a
system of underground pipes through
which whisky was conveyed from the
distillery to a duly paid warehouse
whence it was distributed to the trade
escaping the tax of $2.75 per gallon
- ! The matter will be brought before par
HINTED OF INFLUENCE
President Declares Move to
Purify Mails Not Result
of Thaw Case.
Topeka, Kan., Feb. 15. The senate
today by a vote of 24 to 13, adopted ;.
resolution barring the representative
of the Kansas City Star from the floor
or galleries of the senate. The action
was taken because the Star present :d
articles commenting on t lie alleged
pro-railroad tendencies of the senate.
Not Aimeil :il Than N-vh.
Washington, Feb. 15. Dis'rict At
torney Watson of Detroit yesterday
had an unpleasant experience. The
president had him on the carpet at
the White house and severely criti
cised a case recently prosecuted by
him. The president demonstrated that
the Thaw trial did not inspire his po
sition against the dissemination of ob
scene literature. H appears that the
question has long occupied his atten
tion and that he has given it close con
sideration. That the president is de
termined to slop the circulation of ob
scene matter through the mail Mr. Wat
son now has no doubt, nor has anyone
who lias discussed the subject wi'h
Muili-lils Vxk. Curli ni lrcMM.
Springfield, 111.. Feb. 15. Inspired bv
the efforts of President Roosevelt to
stop the publication of objectionable
testimony in the Thaw case, the stu
dents of St. Ignatius college of Chicago
fcwut n the house yesterday a petition
asking for a press censorship of some
sort In Illinois. The document, which
was referred to the committee on judi
ciary on motion of F. E. Donoghue,
who presented it, complains that some
of the newspapers in reporting crimes
and criminal cases go into "details' that
are shocking and disgusting to any but
the most hardened."
nils ii Unit on TIiimv ew.
Dallas. Texas, Fell. 15 W. H. At-
wtll. United States district attorney
for the northern district of Texas, has
issued a letter of warning to the news
papers of his district with reference
to the publication of the proceedings
of the Thaw trial. Mr. At well calls at
tention to that section of the federal
statutes which prohibits the deposit
ing of obscene matter for mailing and
delivery in the United Stales.
ROPE BROKE TWICE
AT NEGRO HANGING
Murderer Walked Back to Gallows
Once, But Died on Ground
Richmond, Va., Feb. 15. There was
a harrowing scene at the hanging ar.
Farmville today of Moses Hill and Wil
liam Rutfin, negroes, convicted of mur
der. Hill weighed 275 pounds. The
rope broke and he walked calmly back
to the scaffold and when it broke again
he died in agony on the ground.
EDITORS SCORE OFFICIALS
Begin Crusade to Oust Third Assistant
Postmaster General Madden.
St. Paul. Feb. 15. At a meeting ol
the Minnesota Editorial association
here yesterday, at which representa
tives of nearly every newspaper in the
state were present. Third Assistant
postmaster uenerai .Madden w.-.s
roundly denounced for his action re
cently taken against the country news
papers, and steps will he taken lo
arouse sentiment against him in all of
the western states, with the ultimate
object of having him ousted from the
department. The attack on Madden
was because of his claiming that news
papers using patent insides are not en
titled to newspaper postage rates. Mr,
Madden was denounced as an enemy
of a free press, a traitor to his country
and a traitor to his trust.
ROCK ISLAND HAS A WRECK
Passenger Train Hits Switch Engine at
Oklahoma City, Feb. 15 A Rock
Island passenger train, south bound
crashed into a switch engine standing
on the main track in the yards here
last night. The engineer and firemau
of the passenger train were seriously
nun. iweniy-iour passengers sus
- ;tajned cuts and bruises, but none wei'gie remaining section is that increas
' serioimlv hurt .
Washington, Feb. 15. Dispatches re
ceived by the president from Nicar
agua and Honduras give assurance of
the maintenance of peaceful relations
between those countries. In response
to a joint note to the I'nited States.
Mexico, Guatemala and oilier Central
countries, both presidents signified a
willingness to agree to any step which
may be taken leading up to the sub
mission of the questions in dispute to
the arbitration court and abide by its
GIRL DRUGGED AND
ATTACKED SOON DIES
Prisoners Confess to Police, Revealing
Mystery Surrounding Young
Chicago. Jan. 15. Drugged into un
consciousness by ammonia mixed wi;"n
whisky, a young woman was dragged
beneath a rear porch at ITS West
Fourteenth street and assaulted by 11
men, dying a few hours later. Proof
of the manner in which tiie victim,
known only as "Pauline." met hr
death came yesi entity when nearly :.-l
of eleven prisoners made confessions.
BIG SUN SPOT CENTERS
ITS WRATH ON PITTSBURG
City Whose Astronomer Discovered
Blotch is Treated to Weird At
Pittsburg. Pa.. Feb. 15. The most
phenomenal atmospheric disturbance
ever witnessed in this city occurred at
12:52 yesterday when in the midst of
an extraordinary heavy blizzard several
peals of loud thunder were heard and
a vivid flash of lightning seen, causing
a complication of atmospheric condi
lions that frightened many ersons.
Professor John A. Hrashear of the
Allegheny observatory, who announced
Wednesday night the discovery of one
of the greatest sun spots ever observ
ed, said regarding yesterday's phenom
"In view of the giganric sun spot, I
expected an electrical disturbance some
time today, though nothing so awe-inspiring
and terrible as we had. From
an official standpoint I can say noth
ing definite regarding the matter, ow
ing to my inability to see the sun yes
terday on account of the severe snow
storm. If I had seen trie sun I could
have studied the exact cause of the
disturbance and probably made a com
NEGRO EQUAL RIGHTS
Convention's Resolutions Declare Peace
Exists Between Races and Urges
Macon. Ga., Feb. 15 The neg o
equal rights convention yesterday is
sued an uddre-'.s defining the purposes
of the pssocid'ien. It declares th it
peaceful relations now exist between
the rae?s; that ntgioes do ,ut encour
age crime, nor harbor criminals of the
race; demands better educational fac.l
ilies in rural districts; urges negroes
to acquire property, build houses, be
honest, truthful, and industrious: that
agricultural colleges or schools should
be provided for the negro youth, as ! t
per cent of the n'-gro population is on
the farms; they urge male adults to
pay all taxes and qualify themselves
for suffrage. th.K through their ballots
is the safe-st guaranty of all the rights
of citizenship; declares that the "Jim
Crow" car law is a disgrace to the
race, is harsh, degrading and unjust.
FIX SHORTAGE AT $63,128
Big Discrepancy in Accounts of Indi
ana County Treasurer.
Evansville, Ind., Feb. 15. The audit
ing committee investigating the books
of the Vanderburgh county treasurer's
office has reported a shortage of $03.-
128. It was stated that John P. Walk
er, the treasurer, began misusing funds
shortly after entering on his first term
of office. He served for four years.
The county is protected by bonding
YESTERDAY IN CONGRESS
Washington, Feb. 15. Following is a
brief resume of the important proceed
ings in both houses of congress yester
day: SKNATK An attempt in the senate
to force action on the conference re
port on rlie immigration bill, carrying
an amendment designed to pottle the
Japanese controversy, resulted in a fil
ibuster movement beaded by Senators
Bacon and Tillman. A truce was finally
declared until today. The agricultural
appropriation bill eave rise to consid
erable discussion on the proposed in
crease in the salary of the chief of the
forestry bureau. No action was taken.
Senator Knox made an address in de
fense of the right of Senator Smoot to
his seat. Adjourned until today.
HOl'SK The naval appropriation bill
j occupied the entire time of the house.
H" the naval establishment. The house
adjourned at 5:10 p. m.
Alexis Alladin, Leader of
SPEAKS FOR HIS CAUSE
Kuropatkin's Remarkable His
tory of Russo-Japanese
War Made Public.
New York. Feb. 15. Alexis Alladin.
leader of the peasant party in the Rus
sian dounia. arrived here today on the
steamer .Majestic. Alladin purposes
making a lour of the country and de
livering lectures in the cause of free
dom In his native land.
May Never lie Orjttiuicrtl.
Alladin said he would not. be aston
ished if a new douma is never organ
ized. Alladin said the condition of the:
poorer classes in Russia is extremely
desperate. He believes more than a
million persons will die in that country
during the next three months from
I'reiliclw ;rent Strike.
Unless the constitutional rights de
manded by the people are immediately
granted. Alladin asserted there will be
one of the greatest strikes the world
has ever seen. The Russian navy wiil
join in the revolt from the first, he
declares, and will be quickly followed
by the army.
HUlory Mnrte lnltll.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 15. General
Kuiopatkin's history of the Russo-Japanese
war, which was confiscated by
the Russian government, has at last
become accessible, despite the most ex
treme precautions to prevent this gall
ing official indictment from reaching
the public. The work is remarkaTrte
for its historic value as the closing
chapter of the war from the pen of the
commander-in-chief, and for t lie merci-i
less criticism of the men and measures
which, in Kuropatkin's estimate, swept
Russia and its army to inevitable de
feat. Three lllu Volume.
The work consists of three bulky vol
umes, respectively devoted to the three
crucial events of the war the battle
of Liao-Yang. the battle of the Sha
river, and the battle of Mukden. The
voluminous general orders, statistics,
reports, and other documentary matter
have been collated by Colonel Relkho
vcteneff of the general staff.
These ,writh the "conclusions" which
have been formulated, constitute most
amazing revelations of disorganization
and incapacity, and even of disobedi
ence of specific and urgent orders on
the part of certain general officers in
trusted with high commands in the
field, notably General Kaulbars, against
whom a formidable indictment is fram
ed, saddling upon his shoulders prac
tically the entire responsibility for the
crushing defeat at Mukden.
4 ompiiren Valor of KnrinleH.
Kuropatkin's reasons for the failure
of the war are based chiefly on a com
parison of the warlike spirit of the
Japanese, their preparedness and valor,
which he says had never been seen in
any previous war, and their ability to
maintain the numerical' superiority
necessary to assume the offensive, with
the disadvantage of Russia owing to
the inadequacy of the single track rail
way from Europe in feeding her fight
ing strength, to commanding officers
disobeying orders, to a hopeless state
of confusion and cross purposes, with
a low state of morale and confidence
among the troops and continuous news
from home of internal troubles and of
insults and reproaches against the
Pnta lilnmr on Xnliiin.
The general closes his survey of the
cause of the defeat of the Russians
with the pathetic reflection that if Rus
sia had been united and ready to make
the sacrifices necessary to safeguard
her dignity and integrity the "valiant
Russian army would have striven till
the foe was subdued.''
The Mukden volume opens with a
sketch of the early events of the war,
showing that there were divided coun
sels from the outset over the defenses
of Port Arthur. In February. 1904. Ku
ropatkin presented two memoranda to
the emperor concerning the plan of op
erations. In the first he wrote:
"During me earlier period of the
campaign our chief task must be not
to permit our troops to he beaten in
detail but gradually to strengthen them
and prepare ourselves for an advance
We must begin it with sufficient forces
and not until we have all the necessa
ries for an uninterrupted advance dur
ing a comparatively long time."
On tne margin or this memorandum
QUIZZED ON BIG ORE DEAL
Though Faulty Memory Caused Mis
statement of Several Millions
in One Instance.
St. Paul. Minn., Feb. 15. The house
committee which was appointed lo in
(piire ino the Great Northern land
deal, the transaction by which the rail
road company recently transferred its
holdings to the Oliver Mining com
pany, began its hearings yesterday.
President .lames .1. Hill being on the
Representative Miller, acting as ex
aminer, at temp' ed to secure an admis
sion from Mr. Hill that the Lake Su
perior company, the company which
holds title to the ore lands, was organ
ized for the purpose of defeating the
law which prohibits railroads from
dealing in stocks of any other corpor
ation. 'Vol Kntlrely Siieeeofiil.
In this he was not entirely success
fill. Mr. Hill contending that the Lak"
Superior company was organized pri
marily for the purpose of undertaking
matters of business which the railroad
company could not handle and to con
duct the transactions in a way that
would be to the best interests of the
road and its stockholders.
In many cases, said Mr. Hill, the
property acquired by the 1-ake Superior
company was for the purpose of keei
ing traffic for the Great Northern. 1LJ
stated that, if was his belief that the
ore lands rtcently transferred contain-
jed .-.imi.uimi.uim tons of ore.
1 1 il I'm Memory at I'.-nill.
Mr. Hill testified that less than $2.
(iilil.oim in securities had been transfer
led to the Lake Superior company, but
a reference to the minute books of the
company showed that the Great North
ern had turned over securities amount
ing approximately to $s,iiuii.iiiiu. Tlies
were mostly stocks of various subsid
iary railroads, land. ore. logging and
development companies. The agree
ment by .which they were turned- cuu'
to the company showed that they wore
not to sell or assign any part of them
without the Great Northern's consent.
The hearing was continued today.
the emperor wrote iiie
meiit: ".lust so."
All llix Kft'ortM lllo.ke.l.
Kouropat kin gm s on to show how his
efforts to realize this program were
hecktnated in numerous ways by the
deficiencies of the ariuv and the lack of
iransport and artillery horses, dwelling
upon the details in order to show the
litter inadequacy of the Manchniian
irmy to cope with the situation. In
deed, after tracing the events down to
the end of May. Kouropatkin admits
that had General Kuroki grasped a
critical position on the Russian easi
rout, which "fortunately for us he did
not, he? could have seized l.iao Yang as
arly as the beginning of June'."
WOMAN CHARGED WITH THEFT
Cashier of Philadelphia Store Said lo
Have Stolen $25,0C0.
Philadelphia. Feb. 15. Miss Flovi
Steipel. a cashier in the employ of X
Snellenburg & Co.. owners of a big de
partment sioie in this city, was ar
rested yesterday on a warrant issued
by a member of the firm in which sh
is charged with embezzling funds of
the company to the amount of $25.uimi
i ne woman, wr.o is about -iu years
old, is alleged to have procured this
amount within ten months by falsify
ing the books. She was taken before
a magistrate and sent to prison in de
fault of $10,ii(ii bail, for a further hear
ing on Feb. 2'.
Joliet Pi'lson Refugee Caught.
Los Angeles. Ca., Feb. 15. Jud
Geehart, said to be an escaped convict
from the Joliet, HI., prison, where lie
was serving a lu-year sentence foi
grand larceny, was arrested here yes
terday in a bakery, where he has been
working under the name of Gus Met
UP AGAINST TRUST
Jute Combine Causes Failure of
Big Philadelphia Carpet
Philadelphia. Feb. 15. Counsel for
the James Uunlap Carpet company
which operates large mills in this city
has announced the company is tempor
anly embarrassed. It is stated the lia
bilities are 5COO.000. and it is expected
the assets will be largely in excess of
this sum. The reasons for the embar
rassment. counsel said, are the failur
of tentative subscribers to company
stock to pay for it, and the fact that
James Dunlap, president of the com
pany. has "run up against the jute
Petition From Governor
Guild and Massachu
READ IN THE SENATE
Tillman and Bacon Resist Ef
forts to Railroad the Im
Washington, Feb. 15. An urgent
di niand for tariff revision, signed by
Governor Guild and members of the
Massachusetts legislature, was read in
the st nate today.
The petition, after endorsing the
maximum and minimum tariff, asks the
president to use the powers placed in
his hands for a speedy consideration
f the subject in congress.
Oil I uimiural ion Mill.
Washington. Feb. 15. The senate
esunied consideration of the confer-
nce report on the immigration bill to-
ay. Macon continued his speech in
opixisi'ion to certain provisions which
regards as inimical :o southern in-
Mart a I'llilnislrr.
Washington. Feb. 15. Senators Ba-
Dii and ill. man yesierdav started a
mall filibuster in the senate and
locked all efforts to secure action on
he conference report on the immigm
;on bill, which carries the amendment
intended i settle the California-Japaa-
so cuiii tovtisy. Senator Tillman not
n!y objected lo immediate consider-
itioii of the report but refused to agre
that a vote should be taken tomorrow
or Saturday. Alter he had time n
UJjJie. report, he said, a time for
aking a vole might be fixed.
Trliic lo Dr.muiiii Senate.
I have been in the senate 12 years."
he added, "and I have never seen anv-
hing eained bv an effort to dragoon
io senate, and fvi-n people who are
not willing to fight, can be easily
irons d and drivui into an attitude ot
lost i 1 it y."
Mr. Tiiiman made a point of order
againM the California-Japanese pass-
nut aniet'.uineiH. lieclaiing that it was
in neithi r the s'. nate or house bills, but
ad linn added by the conferees. The
ice president overruled the oint ot
o:v,ei, hut later mndttird Ins ruling and
icld that the senate must decide
whether the in;tter was properly in
WOULD FORCE ROADS
TO GIVE FREE (RIDES
Oregon Legislature Passes Bill Requir
ing Transportation for All
Salem. Ore.. Feb. 15 The legisl.i
iii e has passed a compulsory pass bill
which makes it obligatory on the part
of railroads to futni.-h free transporta
tion to state and district officers,
county judges, and sheriffs. The bill
has gone To the governor for his sig
nature, but what his action will be is
EPIDEMIC CLOSES AMHERST
College Will Suspend Work Until
March Because of Fever.
Amherst. Mass.. Feb. 15. On ac
count of an outbreak of scarlet fever
aiming the students of Amherst col
lege, the institution will be closed until
March 1. All students who are not
tesideiits of the city are expected to
leave for thi-ir homes before 6 o'clock
tomorrow morning. There are now
five cases of fever.
ROCKEFELLER S WIFE IS ILL
Oil Magnate Called Home from Au
gusta, Ga., in Haste.
Augusta. Ga., Feb. 15. John W
Rockefeller, who has been here for a
nicnth. left suddenly for New York
last night on the receipt of a telegram
announcing the dangerous illness i.f
Hardening of Heart Fatal.
Dc3 Moines, Iowa, Feb. 15. E. S.
Ellsworth, promoter, builder of rail
roads, and philanthropist, and million
aire, died at his home at Iowa Falls to
day of hardening of the heart, aged 59.
Two Cent Fares in Pennsylvania.
Harrisburg. Feb. 15. The house haa
passed by a vote of 173 to 0 the bill
fixing two cents a mile as the maxi
mum rate of passenger railroad fares.
The bill goes to the senate.