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delated City Puts Up a Bold Fight For Rebuilding FIRMS GETTING READY TO REOPEN The Property "Los Hardly A (ireat As at HrstKstimafed Outside Assistants Appreciated Aut in No Case Asked Tor and Not Needed. An incident that inspired the whole community with tremendous confidence v:as the resumption of business by the basks, deposits being received and i hecks honored in the usual way. It would be difficult to 'estimate the vol ume of transactions in this respect, tut according to thy loading bankers it was gratifyingly large in view of ex isting conditions. The knowledJ&that Baltimore's ter minal facilities are intact and that the grain elevators were not involved in th fiery tornado also served to pro mote a popular conviction that the situation is not so dark as it has here tofore appeared. Indeed the optimistic feeling is manifestly growing that the calamity, though harrowing in every detail, will give the city an opportunity to re-adjust itself on new and more modern plans and that a new city of imposing grandeur is to rise from the ruins of the old. The progress which has been made in the work of clearing the debris from the streets in the burned district seems ilmost magical. Baltimore street, which ei sunrise was a confused mass of rub bish, is practically clean, and likewise South street, one of the great banking thoroughfare. Hanover street, near where the fire started, was made passa ble for wagons, and Pratt street, a long oven ue of trade, is clear of encum " brances all the way through. The city engineer's department, the building in spector and the street cleaning depart ment, all worked in. conjunction. No attempt was made to do more than to clear the streets from curb to curb, the debris being piled high on the side walks and back of the building line. Many dangerous walls which over hang the streets were pulled down. The most ambitious attempts at razing walls were on Liberty and Lombard streets. At each of these places there are hoisting engines with wire cables, which are fastened to a section of the toppling walls and then wound upon on the spools. The Hurst building in which the first started was pulled down. All through the financial district preparations are being made to open ftafes and vaults. Those of the German Bank and the German Fire Insurance Company were opened and the cash and books taken out uninjured. Tha vault of the Marine Bank was opened and found intact. In no instance have the contents of any vault been seri ously damaged. The chamber of commerce has been exceedingly active in sending broad cast to every center of trade in this country- and Europe the assurance that Baltimore is even now in condition to transact all shipping, grain and foreign trade, and that all other lines of busi ness will be restored, to their normal channels within the next two or three months. The officials of the chamber of commerce announced that plans are already nearly completed for the re building of their $1)00,000 structure. Many merchants and manufacturers whose places of business were swal lowed up in the conflagration have signed contracts for rebuilding and there are on all sides the greatest signs of activity in this respect. All are simply waiting for the city to clear the streets of debris and give permis sion to the owners of the ground to take possession. The matter of accept ing aid from other cities, has not yet been finally decided upon, according to Mayor McLane. The fire did not reach the residential section of the city and there is no actual destitution at this time.' The indications are that the citi zens; of Baltimore will be fully able i.o take care of ail cqses of want that might present themselves. The mayor feels grateful for the many proffers of aid from the citizens of this country and from foreign landsvi . The following was received' from the Pope: His Holiness, deeply moved by the news of the great calamity which has recently visited the city of Baltimore, desires your excellency to convey to (he honorable mayor and the people of Baltimore his sincere sympathy. Me prays that they can stand the severe Ios"s their city has suffered and that it, will continue to progress. (Signed.) "CARDINAL MERRY DEL VAL." The leading savings banks in the city combined in a public announce ment last week that none of them have suffered any loss of securities by the fire, and that they are in as good con dition financially as ever and that they wiil be open for business February i.'th. A composite estimate of the total Inss from the fire by 2.j expert representa tives of leading insurance companies outside Baltimore places the figures at $S5,000,000. Some of them think that the total loss will be reduced to $70, 000,000, as much salvage is being dug out of the ruins which was thought to have been destroyed. The loss to the insurance companies is estimated by the some experts at 75 per cent, of the total loss. President Roosevelt's marriage reg ister is in London, at Kt. George's, Hanover square, and so many tourists from the United States have flocked to see it that for convenience' sake it has been placed by itself in an ac cessible alcove of the old church building. President Roosevelt's mar riage to Miss Carow took place so long agoseventeen ycafs ago, to be exactthat few persons remember that the American president was mar ried in ft foreign land. He is, it is said, the only American President whose wedding was net celebrate! under the Stars and Stripes. Steamer Ashore. New York, Special Marine advices received here repott that the ship Henry B. Hyde, bound from New York to Bal timore, ;vith coal, is ashore near Dam. neck life-saving station, Va., hiving gone ashore during a furious gale. The crew of 14, including the captain's wife, were taken off safely today. Al though the storm continued to rage, at tempts will be made to save the ship, which Hps in a fairly, good position. Japanese 5teamer Sunk. Tendon, Special Baron Hayashi, th Japanese minister here, has received s dispatch from Tokio announcing that two Japanese merchant steamers, the Nakaoura Maru and the fe'ensho Mam, while on their way from Sakta to Ota ru (on the island of Hokkaido) were surounded and shelled by four Rus sian warships, presumably the Vladi vostok squadron, off the coast of Herunshi (Okushirl). One of the ve sela were sunk, but the other escaped Baltimore Still Rallies. There is some disappointment, espe cially among business men who have valuable property buried undpr the ruins, over the determination not to send federal troops here to police the fire district, but Governor Edwin War field is firm in bis insistance that the fcoldiers are not needed. Many laborers, were paid off Satur day as usual. Others had to wait on tic-count of the difficulty of getting cash. ' Mayor Robert MeL'in2 voiced the pervading sentiment in Baltimore when he said to the Associated Press: 'We are going to recover from this calamity and wiil emerge a girater and better city than before. "I am very much encouraged," the mayor added, "with the spirit ami grit shown by our people in their determi nation to go ahead end assist in the rehabilitation of ihe city; I realize .with the average citizen that now is cur opportunity to improve the busi ness part of Baltimore. The question of converting certain blocks into pub lic reservations will be considered, and a definite conclusion reached." M. A. BANNA IS DEAD His Death Was Peaceful and Without Pain ALL OF HIS FAMILY AT HIS BEDSIDE A Public Funeral in the Senate Chamber Will Be Held at Noori Wednesday, Washington, Special. Marcus A. Ilanna, United States Senator from Ohio, and one of the foremost figures in American public life, died Monday evening in his apartments at the Ar lington Hotel at G: 40 p. in., of typhoid fever, after an illness of two weeks. He passed away peacefully and without pain, after being unconscious at 3 a. 'a., at which time the first of a series of sinking spells came on, from the fast of which he never rallied. All the members of 'the family, with one or two exceptions, were at the bedside when the end came. They were: Mr. and Mrs. Dan Ilanna, Mr. and Mrs. McCormick, Mr. and Mrs. Persons, Miss Phelps, M. H. Ilanna and Mr. Dover. During the last hours life was kept in his body by the use of the most powerful stimulants. HON. MARCUS A. 1IAXNA. Mrs. Senator Hanna was not at the bedside when the end came. She had been ill with a severe headache and a short time before had been given a narcotic and she then went to bed. Drs. Osier and Carter and two nurses were at the bedside when the end came. Senator Hanna's death followed a sinking spell that lasted 10 minutes, beginning at C:30. A public funeral in the Senate "cham ber was held at noon Wednesday. The funeral will be held in Cleveland Friday.' Senator I lamia's fatal illness, in the beginning, dates back nearly two months. About the middle December he informed his friends that he did not feel quite well, but declined to take a period of rest. A month later Mr. Han na visited Columbus during the session of the Legislature, when he was re elected Senator, and on returning to Washington was taken ill January 19. His trouble was diagnosed as grip. It was not until February 3 that his ill ness assumed a serious form. On Fri day last the Senator was seized with a (hill, from which he rallied only to lose ground a,s;..(in slowly until the end. SKETCH OF SENATOR HANNA. Marcus Alonzo Hanna, of Cleveland Ohio., wan born in New Lisbon (now Lisbon), Columbiana county, Ohio, September 24, 1837; removed with his father's family to Cleveland in 1S52; was educated in the common schools of that city and the Western Reserve College, Hudson, Ohio; was engaged as an employe in the wholesale grocery house of Hanna, Garris-ton & Co., his 1111 JIIW fathe being senior member of fch iinn;'xhis father died in 18G2 arui he represented that interest in the firm until 1867, when the business was closed upVthen became a, member of wtne nrm ot unoucs e o., cusasu the iron, and coal business; . at.,ttK-e- firm was changed to M. S. Haiur,a & Co.. which still exists; has been iden tified with lake carrying btisitrQaa,. being interested in vessels on the iakea and in the construction of such ves sels; is president of the Union Nation al Bank, of Cleveland; president of tfet director of the-Union Pacific Railway Company in 1885. by appointment 'of President Cleveland; was a delegate lo the national Republican conventions of IsiH, lSSJs ana kVJt; was wiycten chairman of the national Republican committee in 189t;, and still heSd tnaf position to the time of bis' death; "was appointed to the United States SeaaU by Gov. Bushness, March 5. 17, to. fill the vacancy caused by the ritire ment of Hon. John Sherman, wh-o re signed to accept the position of fiecre tary of State in President MeKialey's cabinet; took his seat March , iS97; in January, 1898. he was elected for th short term ending March 3. and; also for the succeeding full term. His term of service would have ended" March 3, 1905 and he had recent!' been re-elected for six years more. r NEWSY CLEANINGS. . Connecticut fruit growers deea their peach crop this year will be yerjr small. The French Senate rejected the Wit for the compulsory abolition of em ployment agencies. Fire Chief Croker was reinstated by a unanimous decision of the Appellate Division of New York. Five single-turret: monitors built dur ing the early days of ths Civil Wat are to be sold for junk. Mrs. .Sonera McCarthy, of Kauth Shaflsbury, Vt is preparing to cele brate her 114th birthday. The Nationalist parly, it is said, will bring the Panama case before ina French House ot! Deputies. Navigation in the Mississippi lists been rendered impossible near Arkan sas City, Avk., by floating ice. The Government has arranged for early tesls off New York Harbor of the four wireless telegraph systems. New regulations are about to be in troduced in Russian prisons in regard to the application of the bastinado. The anthracite coal sent to market during- 1 90.", according' to the official figures, amounted to r.!.o02,8;il tons. The total railway mileage in operation in the United Slates in 1002 was 203. 332 miles, against 10(3,70? miles in 3SSO. "Monk" Eastman, the notorious Kast Sider, was twice indicted, for at tempted murder and assault in New York City. Firemen fought two Hons wills streams of water at a fire which burned the steamer Treinont in New York City. The seats of ughty-one menVber of the German Reichstag a"? being1 eon tested on the ground of irregularities in the election. The Labor party made great gains in the reient Federal Meetion in Aus tralia, due largely to the support the women votws. Married Twice in Five Minutes. A young man from San Francisco met his affianced bride in Abilene by appointment. They went to a minis ter and were married with the usmti short ceremony. As the groom drew a roll of bills from his pocket to pay the preacher,, the wedding ring, which he had for gotten, fell to the floor. The bride looked at that ring regretfully, though she said nothing of her disappoint ment at not being wedded by the ring ceremony. The preacher caught her look, how ever, and told the couple to stand up before him. Then he married then all 'over again, using the ring cere mony, to the very palpable pleasure of the young woman. As the pair left, the parsonage the groom was heard to say: "Well. I . guess we got all that was coming to ns that time." Abilene, Kan,, .Chron icle. ' The Johannesburg Public library tt now open en Sunday afternoon.