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New York Times (Newspaper) - April 30, 1903, New York, New York ; Ti. il Ail the News That’s Fit to Print” THE WEATHER. Fair and cooler; variable winds, ЛЮЬ. LII NO, 16,635. NEW YORK, THURSDAY, APRIL 30. 1903.—SIXTEEN PAGES. ONE CENT Itt Qp^ater Xew Vork. )Kl*ewhere. Jersey City and Newark. ) TWO CENTS. i- 2 ” '___ ST. LOUIS ALL BEADY TO DEDICATE THE FAIR Throng of Visitors, However, Not Up to Expectations. kills and Adirondacks. Ceremonies Will Be Interesting—Distinguished Visitors and Brilliant Military Companies Are on Hand. Sptcial 1 Kc \cii' yot h'1 ST. LOUIS, April L'9.-~On the eve of the three days celebration, whreh viill jointly conememorate the Loui.s.iana Purchase and mark ih»: dedication of tlie exposition to he ojiened here a year from now, this city is not overwhelmed by a multitude of visitors or laboring under any great .strain of t V-'- iCi m< ni. Unle.s.s there is a very marked change be-IwtH-n the condition of to-nigiit and the. ‘■conditions of to-morrow, the ceiebraiion, so far as popular participation is concerned, is going to fall far short of what was predicted. It wa.s said that tliere would be 3<>Q,<MXt -Strangers in town, and enthusiasts .^till insist that there are, or will be, but ■Hie streets are not crowded—from a New ‘^ork point of viow—thm-e are plenty of rooms to be had at ail the hotels except few big ones, and the .streot.car service, Sdikh i.s woefully inadequate at all times, as not broken down. But the fact that the crowd of visitors that was expected liero has not materialized will not uctracrfrom the interest of the celebration, except from a spectacular standpoint. Its feiitiires, .'■^uch as parades, public assemblage.s and pyrotechnic displays, have been planned with great prodigaliU,'. 'File President of the United States and ti'.e only living ex-Pre.sident are here to be seen and to be heard. The Governors.of most or the Slates uf the United Stales, iicoompanied.by gorgeousl.v attired staff officers and escorted by small and large bodies of militia, are on luiiul. Gov. Odell of New York being most conspicuous with -his regiment of l.L'Otr picked men. The nia-.iority of the members of President Roosevelt’s ■ Uab'inet, nearly .all t)l the members of the Diplomatic c'orps, a score of Special Commissioners from foreign Governments. and high' officers of the army and n.ayy, with selecied-detachment.s from both branches of the service, make up- an official representation that in a measure com-jiensates for tne absence of the vast crowd that was expected. NEED OF BETTER FACILITIES. One thing is made very clear to those who have .sought good hotel accommodation here to-day, ;ind that is that if Si T.ouis is going to take care of great exposition crowds next year a large number of first-class hotels must I'C built. AViih the small crowd that is here now the desirable hotels are filled.' With an influx of 100,000 people, accommodations 'would have to be souglit ,in . little hotels that'ordiriarily well-to-do people would not .fare to patronize, or in the hundreds of private houses which announce iheir willingness to take strangers in. Experience at Chicago and Buffalo has demon.strateJ that exposition visitors will not put up .with such Inferior accommodations. Relief is promised, however, in the construction of many large “ exposition hotels,” . .temporary In character. In the neighborhood of the exposition grounds. The wise visitor wili patronize one of these simply for the reason that they will be near the expo.sition, which is six miles from the heart of the- cit.v, and which is to be reached at the present tirne only by transit facilitie.s that are abominable. Infrequent and overcrowded trolley cars, and very much more infrequent and less cleanly local trains ovei' two lines of 1 allroad are •what the people here for this celebration have to depend on. It is said that all this- will be remedied, that new tracks are to be laid and loops and btlt line.s to be built. Ca.sual inquiries:, however, seem to develop the fact that the powers that control the transportation facilities are going to do these things only when the authorities wdtose duty it is to • protect the public Interest grant demands that a New York franchise grabber would blush to hint at. The scene at the exposition grounds, even as matters are to-day, is one to convinc‘d anxbudy that the show is going to be a magnificont one. The groiuids are on a wide plain. It is ]>raciically devoid of shade trees, but thi.s condition is relieved by the, wooded hills of Forest Park close by. The grounds are very extensive &s comiiared w'ith tliose occupied at <’hi-Cftgo and Buffalo, so much so that one is rather disheartened at the prospect of having to walk about them. This effect will bo modified, though, when the great white city is built and the landT scape gardeners have done their work. An army of men are employed-there now. The work is not far enough advanced to - warrant any detailed description or criticism of the exposition buildings :ts a wliole. but what has been accomplished gives full firomise that this exposition will be superb-y housed. RAIN MAY MAR EXERCISES. It Is uncomfiirtably warm liere to-day. Visitors from the East, who came in \Yin-ter flannels and wearing light overcoats are casting the overcoats aside and unbuttoning their vests. Straw hats are already being generall.y worn by the natives. St. Louis men say that tliis i.s one of the coolest Summer cities in the countr.v, but It does not seem so. Visitors listen with Interest when t.old that at the exposition next Summer there is going to be a skating-rink, with acres of artificial ice in it, and that there will be two artificial snowstorms each day there. It will surely be a centre of attraction". The weather prophet dechires to-hight that to-morrow’s great parade and dedicatory exercises wdll be marred by a downpour of rain. He says he hope.‘< his prediction will not be fulfilled, but he is afraid it will. The arrival of the Pre.sident late this afternoon and of ex-Presiderrt Cleveland shortly afterward were the f<-atures of the day. They are both guests at the home of ex-Gov. Franci.s, Prc.'iident of the exposition. Q - Mr. Cleveland arrived over the P.altimore & Ohio Southtvestern at 5:30 o'clock, and a large reception committee was waiting for him. The commlite*^ was not allowed to be idle, however, for the train from Washington bearing the members of tlie Diplomatic C'orps. which was not expeeted until 5:15 o’clock, came in thirty minui-'s before the committee had looked for it. The diplomats were promptly taken in hand and escorted to the iiuarter.-i .a.esigiicci to tli<^!n. A portion of the o(immlttee remained to greet Mr. Clevehrnd. whose tratii came In .shortly after the diplomat.s mid driven away. As he alighted he x^as warmly greeted by President Francis, who had ГЛПГСТ CTDTC TW UliW driven rapidly to the station, after greet- | rUlllljl ПиЬи 1Г1 ПЕлж lUIlIV ing President Roosevelt at Forsythe Junction. The members of the committee crowd- ■ ed around and Л1г. Clevelanu wa.s unable to , proceed for .<ome time, so thick was the i ^^-Нчл Ро+о throng about him. A pas.sage,^ was finally ! иГ6Э1 иЭГПЭОб ООПб 1П 1м6 U3IS* cleared, and with President "Francis he walked through the aisles formed by the j crowd, and. entering a carriage, wa.s driven i iO'the I'csidence of President Francis. ! tkiv. Odell of New York came in this , moining attimdod by his staff. Following t him came a special train Vjearing a stiuad-ion of cavalr.v. a provisional division of th<> Na\al Militia, and a provisional regl-П.'- lit of infantry, all from New York. liraddition to tlie troops from New York, those troops arrived during the day; One pr')visiobk±i regiment and band. 1,(кЮ officers arui'-'men from Ohio; four regiments from Missouri, 3,000 officers and men; one gimtuu and band from Iowa, 850 officers •tnd' men; one regiment and 'oand from Illinois, I.OOP officers atul men: one battalion and band from Oklahoma. 300 offi- Chester W. Chapin's Estate, the Rockefeller Estate, and the Loon Lake Property Burned Over—Fires in Other States. Special to The Kczv York Times. ; PORT JERVIS, N. Y., April 29.-Fierce i forest fires are raging in Sullivan Gounty, j co^^ amrrnenVo\ie‘baUalh>;ranYbaiid from j ami have akcady caused thousands of dol- j I.ouisiana. 1'0<) officers and men. ! lars of darriage. ; Gen. Gornoz of Uuba arrived at 10 o’clock j fire is burning in the forest and in the western part of the State, with the temperature below* freezing point. The temperature dropped 23 degrees In an hour. There is much danger of fruit being killed. Weather predictions for to-night are rain, snow, and colder. LINCOLN, Neb., April 29,—A blizzard extending oyer the entire western part of the State set inearlv to-day and still continues. Trains on the Burlington to the northw'est are delavecl. The snow west and north of Broken Bow^ is two inches deep. CHEYENNE, Wyo., April 29.—The snowstorm w'hich began yesterday afternoon continued with undiminished fury to-day. The theremometer has fallen almost to zero, and heavv losses of sheep are expected, as shearing has been going on for two weeks. SNOWFALL IN TEXAS. Mr. Cantor Dismisses Superintendent of Buildings. thi.« morning. He was heartil\ welcomed by a Rc(’t ption Gommittee, and escorted to the Planters’ Hotel. Gov. Van Sant of Älinncsota. Gov. Cummins of Iowa, and Gov. Mi'-key of Ne-braslca. irnved eurlv in the afternoon, and lake preserve of Chester W. Chapin, the millionaire steamboat owner of New Y^ork City, and deer, antelope, and other animals of the preserve are running to escape the Gr.v. (.'ummin.s^ in’pariieu'ar, was attended ! Games. About two-thirds of the place,-i-v a staff suificientlv numerous to make I which comprise« 20,000 acres, have been UT> a sqiiadroii of cavalry in itself. I burned over. It is reported that Mr. t ardiñal f.ib):>ons, who is to deliver the ■ . ^ invocation at the dedication ceremonies <- hapin has offered a reward of -V.OOO for t-i-morrow. arrived late last night, and W’as the conviction of the person who started tTiven to the residonc!’ of Archbi.shop Kain, whose guest he will be for the remainder j p,ames are sweeping over the McKenzie I estate, a short distance west of here, and t-n the week. PROGRAMME FOR TO-DAY. are being carried by the wind to the village j The order of exerci.ses for to-morrow is of Glenspey, where the eight children of the INDEX TO DEPARTMENTS. Commercial World.—Page 11. Amusements.—Ihige 9. Arrivals at Hotels and Out-o.f-Town Buyers.—Page 7. • Business Troubles.—Page 7. Court Calendars.—Page 11. Ih.surance Notes.—Page P2.. I.egal Notes.—Page lu. Losses by Fire.—Page 2. Marine Intelligenee and Foreign Malls,— Page 7. New Corporations.—Page 13. Real Estate.—Page 14. Society—Page 9, I nlted Service.-Page 11. Weather Report.—Page 3. ^ esferday’s Fires.—Page 2. Poland! Poland!! Poland!!! Bottled at the Famous Poland Springs, M«.— Adv. as follows: lu of the city will he tenderei Presidet ( JMusevelt at the St. Louis Club by Mayoc VVeils. lu;;!o -A. 51.-The- military parade formed on Cira.nd .-\venue. 11 A. M. Crani 51ar.shal Major Gen. Henry <’ Corbin will start west on Lindell Boulevard from Grand Aveiiue. 11:30 51,- I“resid?nt. in advance of the pa- railv. will r.aeli »he Wtirld’.s F'air Y'.round.s and tlie Pr<'.«idential salute will bf fire.l. an-t I’res-, idont Itoosevell will take his place in the reviewing stand'. l:3t> P. 51, —Band concert as crowd gathirs at the Liberal .Arts Building. 2 P. M.-Pre.sident Pa\id R. Franci.s oi the Worl-i’.s Fair Company will call the‘meeting to eider for the formal dedication. The programme: Invocation by Cardinal Giblions. lntroductio.li of Thomas li. Carter of the National Coinnii.«sioh. President of the'day. Grand Cliorus. "The H .‘avens I’roelaiming.” Presentation of the iuiilding by Mr.■Francis. Dedication addn liy the Pre.sident. ' Choni.«, " Unfold,. Ye Portahs.'' Additss le; iJiover Cleveland. ■■ .Anierivii,’’ wjtli'eliorus and band accompaniment. Prayee by Bislioo F. P.. Hendrix. Peindieuon by Bishop H^ncy C. i’otter. t'eiit* niiial salute of lUU guns. Light o'elock, lileworks. 'J'ho (.-iiy ha.s’.put forth every effort to entertain its visitors and ail jiarts of it have h€en la\ishly decorated with flags, stream-er.s. and lirapings of red, blue, and yellow bunting. 1 late George R. McKenzie of New Y^ork C'ity have fine Summer homes. Large forces of men are out backfiring to save the village from the scourge. Many niile.s of woodland have been swept by flame.s on the Shaw'angunk Mountains e^t of this village. The force of firefighters are almost exhausted, and a number of houses of the village were saved by a bucket brigade of women to-day. The fire having crept all the w*ay down the mountainside, several large areas in Pike County, Penn., have also been burned. Late this afternoon a fire started in the woods at Parker’s Glen, fourteen miles west of here, and burned over an extensive < area. d’he sclioolhouse w^us saved by a large force of Erie truckmen, who formed a bucket brigade.. INSURANCE SWINDLER CAUGHT. $15,000 Had Been Paid on His Life by - Order of the Supreme Court. - special to'Ihe .Vra- York limes. DALI.AS, T'^xas, April 29.—A man giving the name of William A. Hunt took out life Special to The Nezv York Times. I’TICA, N. Y., April 29.—Extensive f6re.‘'t fires are raging in the Adirondacks, and great damage is reported to the Loon I..ake j H )tel property and the Rockefeller estate, I which covers over .5U,(K>9 acres of land, and ■ upon which a vast amount of money has been expended in macadamized highways, artificial ponds, and camps. The Rockefeller c-ainps are located ibout Big Bay Pond, blit no damage has been done to tin* building. Crowds are fighting the f're.s,'and it is believed they are under control. Since the disappearance of snow the grounds have become thoroughly dried, scarcel.v any rain having fallen in the Adirondacks thi.s Spring, Many forest fires are expected if the pre.sent dry sea-sofi continues. Never before have, forest fires been reported so early. PLATTSBURG. N. Y., April 29,-Forest , r.,-■ 14 II I fires are reported in various parts of the in. urance policies for m Dalla.«;, on . Adironuaeks. I.ack of rain and a dry wind reported to have perished in quicksands in the Pecos River Valley, in Loving (:-ounty, Texas. The insurance compa^l^’ was not sati.^fied with the showing madi on the re gangs at work along their line since last Saturday. AT,BANY. N. Y.. April 29.—It is said a^t the office of the Forest. Fish and Game ported death and resisted payment of the Cominis'.-iuM that for sixty-five miles be- iife insurance. ’ ' ' tween White I.ake and Saranac Inn, on tha A M'S, Jennie Yletslcr of Dallas, claiming line of the Adirondack Railroad, the leaves to be u sister of Hunt, sued the lite in.'-ur- and underbrush in the Adirondack woods ance company and got judgment. The ease j are burning. The fire has thus far been went t ) the .Supreme Court of the United j kept in check by the labors of 175 men. as-Slaies and was affirmed, the policies, dam- i sisting the regular fire wardems. Chief ages, ind costs assessed »against the company amounting to $24.t«X>, which was paid. Two d:ivs ago Capt. Brown was notified liiat a man was under anVst at Birmingham. Ala., who the offic« rs claimed wa.s Hu-it. the* n.an acciustd by the company of being an insurance swindler, but declart d bv relatives and friends to be dead. (’apt Brown Went from Dallas ye.ster-day to Birmingham to see. if he could ideritifv the jirisoner as the man who.se life he insured in 1896. To-night he telegraphed to M. K. Locke, the company's Dallas at-tornev, that the identification w'as complete, and that the prisoner will at once be brought -to Dallas. TO FORFEIT RAILWAY CHARTER. Texas C’omiiiisslon Asked to' Proceed Against a Sontliern Pacific Property. Special to 1 :c Nezv York Times. AUSTIN, Texas, April 29,—L. J. Storey, (’Italrman of the State Railroad Commission. said to-day that a public hearing would probaoly be called on a petition asking the commission to direct the Attorney General to institute suit to forfeit the charter of the Gulf, West Texas and Pacific Railroad Company, which is a Southern Pacific property. The charges against the company are that it has not compliea with the requirements of its charter granted in 1872 by Fire Warden Emmons telegraphed to the commis.sion to-day from Fulton Chain that the fires there were under control, and he was going on to the Tupper Lake region. FIRES IN MICHIGAN. Town of Onaway Threatened with Destruction and Life Endangered. ONAWAY. Mich., April 29,-Forest fires threaten the ue.struction of the city. In eveiy direciion the ■woods are ablaze, Hundi^ds of citizens fought the flames last night to keep them from the lumber yards and plant of the Lobdell & Bailey Manufacturing ComiKiny. The lumber camps are sarroiinded by fire, and it is feared that there will be Iosn of life. A high wind from the scuthwest prevails. Log trains were kept busy all night bringing- in people leseued from the lire along the track. Resiuents of the southern part of the city are moving for safety. The smoke is .so dense as to be suffocating, and the .sun’s ravs glow dimly through it cast-irg a vellow .shadow. Burned cinders and (horrid embers fill the air. I’nle.ss rain falls to-night the result will be serious. great”FORESf~FIRE IN MAINE. It Is Raging in the Region Between Moose and Dead Rivers. Special to The Xe:v York Times. Windstorm at Clarendon Does Considerable Damage—Injury to Crops. • Special to The Nexv York Times. DALLAS, Texas, April 29.—Snow fell in many sections of the Panhandle of Texas to-day. The weather all over Nofthwe.?t Texas has .suddenly turned unusually cold for this season and damage to crops is expected to result. More snow in the Panhandle is predicted for to-night. It is cold as far south as San Antonio, and hail fell there with rain. The unseasonably cold weather has alarmed the farmers, and it is the general opinion that crops of all kinds will be seriously injured unless warm weather comes soon. The fall of snow in Texas with May nearly at hand is regarded as a weather freak. . « , , , A wlnd.«!torm at Clarendon at 3 o’clock this morning wrecked stores and unroofed houses and barns, doing serious damage. There w:ere no fatalities. The rain about Dallas so far has done little good. The farmers need, they report,; heavy showers and warm, sunny weather after them. ROSE COGHL^^EEKS DIVORCE will File Sdit in District Court of Helena, Mont.—Not to Marry Again. Special to The CIO York Times. HELENA, Mon., April 29.—Mrs. Rosamond Marie Sullivan, known to the theatrical world as Rose Coghlan. wall file a suit for divorce in the dl.strict court here tomorrow. Her attorney is Fir.st Assistant Attorney General F. W. Metier. Miss Coghlan.who is idaylng liere to-night, .''•aid sho and her husband have not lived together for five years, and that .she established n rt sidonce here a year ago. Asked il she was going to marry again. Miss Coghlan said: ‘‘Not with me. I’ve had enough of it for one woman. When get my maiden name back again 1 am going io keep it.” MILLIONS TO FIGHT TRUST. Pledge of $25,000,000 for Packing Houses Given by Stock Men in the Country. Special to The Nezv York Times. DENVER. April 29.-John W. Springer President of the National Live Stock As.so-ciation, said to-day that the leading stock men of the country have already pledged $25,000,009 to a co-operative company that will establish a chain of independent packing plants in the event that the i?5«X»,000,000 beef trust is formed. Mr. Springer, who has taken the lead In the agitation of stockmen for combination to prevent control of the price of cattle by the packers, says that the .stock interests will have a working capital of f^.QOO,-000.000—four times that ofithe packers’ corn-Dtnarion—if it should come to a struggle and. that with the $25,0tK>,000 available it ■will‘l^oc'eed to build -independent packing plants at Omaha, Kansas City, St. Joseph, Denver, and Salt Lake City, and po.s.sibly in Chicago. HARVARD STUDENTS PROTEST. Action Taken by the Bursar Leads to an. Indignation Meeting. CAMBRIDGE. Mass.. April 29.—Two or three hundred Harvard men gathered in Sanders Theatre- this afternoon in'respon.se to a call for *a ” mass meeting ” to protest against the action of the college authorities in .-seizing a large number of signs which adorned the walls of college rooms. * Some of the leaders in the movement made speeches which were brief but to the point, denouncing the part taken by ihe Bursar as “high handed,” “outrageous,” and ” the most radical paternalism ’’’ on record. It was finally voted to appoint a committee ol five to consider the matter at length, and report its recommendations at a .Second mass meeting which its memb'^rs are authorized to call. The committee was appointed and had a session at tliy clo.se of the iiueting. but did not come to any dol ini te decision. OBJECTION TO A MONUMENT. Borough President Gives No Reason for Action—^Henry S. Thompson Is Appointed, but May Be ineligible. BANGOR, Me.. April 29.—An eijormous special act of the Legislature, which pro- i smoke has been spreading like a pall over the Upper Kennebec Valley all vided that it should build a certain number of miles of road each year until It had ex- - ,__ tended its line to San Antonio, Austin, and \ day, and rapidly working soUth. The tem- uther places named. It Is also said that! perature has .risen decidedly all through the corporation has a competing line with | . country covered by the smoke. Men the New York;. Texas and .Mexican .Ra.l- „ad.s report the air a.s hot and choking, and cinders are falling in towns as far south as Bingham and Skow- ruad. and that the controlling .stock of both properties is owned by the Southern Pacific Company. FRINGE HENRY’S BEAUTY WEDS. MlUvaakee Girl Whom Prince Made FnmouM >vith Hi» Praise a Bride Special to The New York limes. MfLWAUKEE. Wis., April 20.—Miss Geneva Dolan, whom Prince Henry i.s said to have considered the most beautiful woman he met in America, was married‘at St. John's (’athedral to-day to Anthony J. Roniadka. Rev. Father Keogh officiating. The bride entered the church on the arm of her father. :Miss Ella W. Krilt was maid of honor, and Francis J. Romadka best man. 1 raging over a , 'The ceremony was followed by a recep- ; f!Qi.iare. There has been very little rain this lion ai the Deutschrer Club. After the i Spring in any part of Maine, and the w'oods wedding trip Mr. and Mr.s. Romadka will i m-e as drv as in midsummer. make their home at Thirty-fifth Place and | —---------- Grand Boulevard, Chicago. From the immensity of the smoke cloud and the direction in which it Is traveling it i-i certain that a tremendous forest fire is raging somewhere in the region beiween %loo«e River and Dead River, probably In Holeb Townshi]). which Wits deva.stated twenty-five years ago. From the top of ' Mount Bigelow this morning a great column of fPame could be seen away to the north and people in the towns of Eustis, New Portland. Anson, and Lexington have found breathing difficult at times to-day | owing to the smoke in the air. ' The smell of burning pine is plainly detected and this indicates that the fire is in a virgin forest. Lack of telejihone and telegraph facilities makes it impo.ssible to exactly locate the fire to-night, but from all that can be learned the flames are tract about forty miles WEED DIVORCE TRIAL. I The 20tli Century Limited ” is the NiW York <^entral’s 2o-hour train between York and Chicago, Save* a day.*»-Adv. _ Validity of a Dakota Decree Questioned in Connecticut. Spccittt to .1 he Nezv York Times. STAMFORD, Conn., April ‘29.—In the Superior Court, before Judge William S. Case,“ the suit for divorce instituted by Samuel A. Weed of Stamford against Daisy G. Weed Bales is on Unal. it involves the validity of a Dakota divorce. The defendant left [ BLIZZARD INJIORTHWEST. Heavy Snowstorms in Several States and a Big Drop in Temperature. DULUTH. Minn,. April 29.—Duluth i.s experiencing a heavy, blustering snow-storm, foUowing several days of warm Spring weather. It commenced raining last evening, turning to snow early this morning. Thé storm increased during the forenoon, and several inches of snow have fallen, drifting considarbly in some places. WEST SUPERIOR, Wis.. April 29,—The \ Mr Weeih-in 1894, obtained a decree in Da- ! WEST SUPERIOR, Wis. April -J.—The | kou. a.,d married ,T.arlea Franela Bare». | ™or.st^b— of wind, and snow has been falling steadily. With their two children the couple now live in Morri.stown. N. J. The only witness examined to-day was Mr. Wo<?d. He testified as to the date of h'is marriage with the defendant and told of frequent trouble which had occurred In his hou.s'^hold over the friendly calls of Mr, Bates. He said that Mrs. W’eed had left him In December, 1894, and produced two letters which he had received after she had left him. in which she stated her intention of never living with him again and reproached him for iealousy and cruelty. Mr. Weed testified that he had been served with papers in the Dakota suit, but had not defended the suit. Poland! Poland!! Poland!!! Pure»A Natural Spring ’Water Known.—Adv. No Need for Anxiety. The Penn.sylvanla Railroad’s four-tracked line to Plttiiburg and the Wc.st Is amply protected by the lat«.st pattern automatic signal and switch devlcea—Adv, _ The teihuerature this morning was 7 degrees belotiv the freezing point. HURON, S. D.. April 29,—Snow has been falling here since early morning, -with temperature below freezing. Fruit buds and other live vegetation have been frosted, and barley and other grain are believed to have been seriously injured. TOPEKA, Kan., April 29.—Reports received at the Government W^eather Bureau here to-day stated that snow was falling Burnet^M Kxtraet of Vanilla. Prepared from selected Vanilla Beans, warranted. —Adv. ____ While Talkingr BuMlne«« the Pennsylvania limited offers every convenience of office br club. A public stenographer, stock reports, and comfortable apartments.—Adv. Four million irallonfl in bond Insnre the unlforxi <4Uality of Usher’s Scotch.—Adv. it Represent» the Superstitions of Salem hy a Tiger. special to The Nezv York l imes. SALEM. Mass., April 29.—The fifty-thou-sand-dJllar monument offered by Frederick P. Ayer of New York in honor of ancestors who were banished from Salem because they were Quakers has stirred up not a little opposition among certain of the older residents. They admit that the w’ork is beautiful irora an artistic standpoint, but declare that, much as Mr. Ayer may wish to honor his ancestors, it is too much to expect them to allow him to present the ancient rulers of Salem in the guLse of a wild beast. Tb. statue represents a man struggling with a tiger who has attacked a woman, t’lie sculptor using the tiger to impersonate supci'stltion. _ , . r Л Mayor Peterson is very much in favor of accepting the monument as it is, and de-olare.l to-night that 80 per cent, of the people of the city were also in favor of it. BIG COELOSTAT FOR ST. LOUIS. Aetronomicnl Instrnmeut Constructed foi* Smithsonian to Go to the Fair. Spcciai to The Nezv York Times. PITTSBURG, Penn., Jan. 29.—Prof. John A. Brashear of Allegheny last night announced that the astronomical instrument just completed for the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, U. C’., would in a few weeks be sent to St. Louis, w'here the United States Government will have It mounted for exnibition at the big fair. The instrument, which is built on a new ha.sis of construction, is technically known as a coelostat. ^ ^ It i.s the largest and most perfect instrument of its kind ever constructed and will bf used primarily for the study of «olar phenomena, such as sun storms, solar spec-, trum work, and other phenomena. fire CHIEF CROKER’S CASE. It Was Argued Before the Court of .Appeals by His Counsel. ALBANY. April ‘29.—The case of ex-Fire Department Chief Edward F. Croker of Ne\Y York City, who w’as relieved-from duty last August by Fire Commissioner Sturgis, was argued before the Court of Appeals today. Croker is appellant from the reversal by' the Appellate Division of an order of S'pecial Term to compel his rein.statement. The main contention of his counsel. John J. Delanv, is that he wa.s practically suspended from the force without a hearing. Poland! Poland!! Poland!!! Greatest Natural Medicinal Water Known.— AdVi _ _ All the Great Sound Steamers «erve Frank Jones' Portsmouth. N. H., Ale and '¿tout. Bock & Harris. Agents. 82 Cortlandt St., N. y.—Adv. Perez M. Stewart, Superintendent of Buildings In the Borough of Manhattan, was peremptorily removed from office yesterday by Borough President Cantor. No charges were preferred against ^Ir. Stewart, and he .asserts that his removal was for political reasons. Up to two days ago, he says, Mr, Cantor declared to him personally that he was satisfied ■with his official course. Some leaders of the Greater New York Democracy declared last night that the removal of Mr. Stewart was made because during the last three months’he has tried to cultivate the friendship of those powerful in Temmany Hall. Secretary George Blake of the Bo: President’s office appeared at the ough mih A.venue Hotel last evening and gave out such facts as Mr. Cantor desired to make public In reference to the case. The announcement was ■ made that Henry S. Thompson, formerly of the ThompsomStar-rett Cor.struction Company, had be™i appointed to succeed Mr. Stewart. The question arose at once as to whether Mr. Thompson was eligible. Section 405 of the Greater New Y’ork charter gives the qualifications of the Superintendent of Buildings, saying the President of the Borough of Manhattan is authorized to appoint such Superintendent, who ” shall be a competent architect or builder of at lea.st ten years' experience.” The assertion was made last night that Mr. Thompson would be ineligible to serve because he has had only Your year.s’ ex-peri "'nee in building operations. His first bui’.'L.g experience, it Is said, ■was with the fi' Y of Thompson & Adams. The partner.ship "was terminated by the suicide of Mr. Adams. Subsequently Mr. Thompson became connected with the Thomp.son-Starrett Company. He served a.s Treasurer for two and a half years, and during that time had control of the finances of the company, while the building operations -were in charge of the other members of the concern Secretary Blake, however, in.^^isted that Mr. Thomp.son has had eleven years’ e.x-perience, but could not at the lime give specific information concerning that feature of his career. The first sign that there was any disagreement between Borough President Cantor and the Superintendent of Buildings came at the meeting of the Greater New* Y’^ork Democracy, held less than a month ago. Charges were made then in the .secret session that Superintendent Stewart had been partial to certain politicians In Tammany Hall. " There was a heated debate, and charges were made that Borough President Cantor was not treating the members of the Greater New York Democracy with the political considerations which they deserved: John C. Sheehan took a prom inent part in thi.s discussion. It was .said last evening that for more than six months Mr. Sheehan has been trying to effect the removal of Superintendent Stewart because he would not favor friends of the leader of the. Greater New Y'ork Democracy. Soon after this meeting Mr. Stew*art removed from office Chief Inspector Thomas O. McCiill. No charges were made public against Mr. McGill, but for several months there was serious discord between the officials of the Building Department in reference to matters which they would not discuss in public. One of the reasoni=! why Superintendent Stewart was removed from office was given last evening by some friends of the depo.sed official. They said that at a dinner given in honor of Chief Judge' Alton B. Parker, Superintendent Stewart invited to the banquet Charles F. Murphj’, the leader of Tammany Hall, and Randolph Guggenheimer, ex-President of the Borough of Manhattan. Mr. Stewart explained lo the leaders of the Greater New York Democracy that hi.s only idea in inviting these men wa.s to have politicians of all shades of opinion present to show’ that it was a real harmony dinner, and make it a substantial indorsement of Judge' Parker for President. It also was asserted that Mr. Stewart, invited Alderman Timothy P. Sullivan, but he denied having extended an invitation to the nephew of the east side Congressman. Several member.^ of the Greater New Y’ork Democracy declared last evening that there. was mere back, of the removal of Stewart than had been made p-jblic. Mr. Stewart wa.s seen in his apartments iu the Nevada, at Seventieth Streeet and Bro:id-way-. He was surrounded by many friends, all of whom were ready to tell why he had been removed. All he would say for publication was a.s follows: ” 1 saw Borough President Cantor on Tuesday morning at his house. I just dropped in upon him without any invitation or appointment. Yluch to my surprise he suggested, oi. account, he said, of outside influences which he eould not witii-stand, that 1 should resign. 1 asked him if he had any fault to find with the department 1 control, and he said, ‘ None whatever.’ I said I would have to consider his reiiuest for my resignation. ” After due consideration, believing and kno'.ving that the Bureau of Buildings had been gidmiriistered to the benefit and welfare of the public. 1 made up my mind that I would not resign. I talked to some ot m>' friends, and they told me to stick to my dfci.sion. 1 notified Mr. Cantor, and this afternoon I was afforded another oppor-tur.itv to resign. Secretary Blake of Pi'esi-dent Cantor’s office urged me to do so. but I declined to retreat from my position, and was removed. That’s all there is to it.” •• What outside influence.s were working against vou’.' ” asked a reporter. " I do not care to discu.ss that matter. Perhaps what Borough Presid*-nt (”antor ‘'!aid IS true, and that he could not withstand out.sidt intluenoes.” Tlii friends of Mr. Stewart made many statements about the political issues involved. They declared that Mr. Stewart had refu.sed to give advantages, which they called ” graft.” to the members of the Greater New York Democracy. They said Superintendent Stewart had treated all politicians alike. Another statement was made in reference to the filling of the vacancy in the office of Chief Inspector of the Department held I bv Mr. McGill. John C. Sheehan, it .was a.sserted. wanted one of his per.sonal friends I named for the place, because of the power 1 it would supervision of i large building operations, i Some of ?dr. Stewart’s friends said that ¡ his removal wa.s due to a discussion which ‘he had several months ago with Mr. Adams, law partner of Borough President Cantor. Mr. Stewart w’as a.skcd to do a ¡ certain favor, but he declined. Mr. Adams I Is then reported to have said that it would not be long before Mr. Stewart would be looking for a job Instead of giving jobs away. SOUGHT HIS RETENTION. It was learned last evening that the men who became Interested in the Stewart matter and tried to keep him in office "were Street Cleaning Commissioner YYoodbury, Commissioner De Forest of the Tenement House Commission, and John B. McDonald of the subway compahy. Oswald G. \ il-- lard, who was consulted in the matter, said last evening: " Mr. Stewart s administration of the Building Department has been thoroughly honest and 'ompetent, and the best which the city has »'ad for many years.” In talking over the matter with Mr. Cantor he said that he knew nothing which would in any way reflect on Mr. Stewart’s personal integrity. ” Mr^ Cantor, if he wants to justify the removal of Mr. Stewart, will have to make public facts ■which will justify his action. Whether the fact that Ylr. Cantor has been an independent Democrat and a.s such has ! attended a State Convention justified Ylr. Stewarts removal wiil have to be decided in the future ■’ President Robert E. Dowling of the Tilden Club, who was sponsor for Mr. Stewart when he was appointed Superintendent of Buildings, said last evening that President Cantor was fully justified in the removal of the Superintendent. Mr. Dowling said: ” Since he has taken office Mr, Stewart’s actions have not been such as to satisfy his friend.s who placed him in office. There are many reasons why Borough President Cantor should have taken the action he did to-day.” In the statement given out last night by Secretary Blake, Mr. Thompson "was declared to be one of the foremost buildtri's and business men in the city, who until a year ago wa.s the senior member of the Thompson-Starrett Company, and who lives at the Hotel Marie Antoinette, Broadway and Sixty-sixth Street, which buildi:ig he constructed and owns. The statement says that Mr. Thomp.son'.s references wAre Moses Taylor l’yn>'. a Director of the National City Bank and of th<-Delaware, Lackawanna and ’ Western Railroad; John E. Borne, President of the C'o-lonial Trust Company; Jame.'^? W. Alexander. President of ihe Eciuitable Life Assurance Society; Henry A. (’. Taylor, Robert E. Dowling, President of the Tilden (-’lub; C.'(’. Cuyler, Junius Murgaii, .\ymer Sands of the firm of Bowes vt Sands, George S. 5'ictor. Bratiish John.son, President of the United States Realty and ''onstructiuu Company; John D. Rockefeller, Jr., W. H. Russell of Clinton & Russell, Anion Raven, President of the Atlantie Mutual Insurance (\)inpauy; D. S. Walton. William S. Sioane'of ¿ J. Sloaiie, Francis Burton Harn.son. the Congressman, and others. 'Ihe staten.ent ended by .saying that Ylr, Thompson has ere^'ied 'many prominent ltdldings ip this < il\-. and some for Princeton University; tl'iui he is a native New Yorker, and belongs to some of the leading club.:! of the eity. Mr. Stewart was graduated from (Columbia College in 1.S80, an<l has bee:t engaged in business, as a contractor and builder for fifteen years. He ha.s been active in local polities, and alw.ays as an inde¡>enJent DernueraT. In 1S9U ho suppor.ed the Gold I.ieinocraev ticket—Palmer and B’uckner— but in I9(.t0 swung into line and voted for Bryan. lli.s hardest political fight wa.s for tlie Assembly in 1897, when he defeated Robert I Mazei, Republican, and S. »Weill. 'I’ani-j many. Mr, Mazet had the indor.sement »»f I the National and Henry^leorge Democrats. Af'ef a bitter fight tlie Republican <-andi-dale was defeated and Mr. Weill receivi-d the c-erlificale of election from the dlslnct. The contest was t arricil up to the ( oc.rt of| Apf* aîs. and it was there declared rn.¡i } Mr. Stewart had been elected. In tie t.cclined a renomination. In l.vjo he w;is m'niinated by the Citizens I mon and in-dofsed by Tammany. Robert Mazet w; the Republican candidate, and Mr. Stew-artwor* easily. Soon after Mr. Stewart became Superintendent of Buildings lie bt g in in II S[ ■-tion of the theatres of New \ork. ce declared that several of ihem Wi t» iiri ra and that their con.struci ion tnd n u nance was in violation at tht b uldi g aw s. He found in .several of the tiieatrcs large paint shops and iilaces for the m<inutaet e of things theatrical. Mr. Stcwart asserted that in case oi fire and los.s of life lie would be held responsible, and he forced the tin itiual mar iger.s lo make many < iuinges in their houses. Another <TU.-!ade stalled bv .Mr. SlewarL ; was to place lire esc,i.pe.- ii man i ibh \ and private buildings. r TO •S'TOP''CHINESE INFLUX. | Detention Stations to be Opened on | the Canadian Border—One at j Malone, N. Y. I Special to The .\'ezv i or/s Times. WASHIN'(.rrOX, Ajiril 29.—Four -m. w de- ( tentioi. stations for (’hinamen will soi>;. oe J (Opened on tlie Canadian uuriK r. (Jn*‘ "f : them at Malone, N. Y.. will be ..p i-eo v. iiu- | in ten >.iays. The others will be . I Burlington, 5'i.; Portal. N L) I " n : Wasiiington. The . upei'.ing of ttu- ru w i V ■; mark a eitmi.dcte rvoij, ni/it i » ’ ( hiñese immigialion bc.siiu t dian I'aeilie Railway wili deliver -ore. ; i.. ; immigration ofiieiais at th i i t " all the Chinamen trying l" e.ei¡" heje through Can.ida. . - Tiie railroad company has g» 1 t i t il I iho.'^ to be vleporied wili be irnmMÍiatei\ 1 retj^ned lo sli amers for shqinn .it to ' ;un.o I 'dañada has a head '..x ol M"0 on * hio.v-nien arriving and remaii ing ilu re, b.ii I period of about three montas is ;illoweu in I transit. It har? been the eiisiom id tiios • u.i I eiiarge of the Chinamen t- hold ilum el ! Montreal long .-nuugh l>:f a . oid .the lu- .d tax, but lo eo’aeh the wily UrieUl.lls VMlo .stories lo be told the .immigrant t>frie..os that they- ;'.r( nati\e-oon Vn. ii u- 1 viiiitlei! to eiitraiu-e citizen.", ihe C lutia- ■ men have boon so inoroughli e;>aehed with those stories that hiii’iureds ol Lh- in lia\'- : been admitted at Malone. Buriington. aioi elsewhere. During Januar.v. Februnri’; .U:d March 349 Chinamen appii»d for .oimissc ;i at (.’anadian border ooints on th.e gro;;r. » that thev were born i;i fids «.oiodr:.. UÏ Ibis miniber ’dC,.'. wer< admitted. .'I he imnagratiOH serviee !l:is order-q •• îî ■ outfits of the Btrtiiloa sy.stein oi phy.o.. a. measurement, and is preparing to use ihem i" the detection of ('hiñese, ilver.'. pent ot ■ entr\ tiirocgh which ('hinese t omie to the United Stales wfll be suppliid willi^ tin aji- N11BLOIN iD 95 i Disaster Visits a Mining Town in Aiberta Province, Various Theories On the Cause of Uíü Explosion. Whole Top of Mountain Slides Into the Valley—Danger of Flood from Dam Formed by the Rock. SPeckl í’.e Seu. x *res VANi ’OUVRR, B i" April - ( -Ur ^ ninety-five persons are uead a-- a n-s i. a mysterio’u.-r e.xplosion wnich tore o^i to top of Turtle Mo a tai» ..'til little t'.'wn of Frarik in t^ e P” \ e ^ berta. "urly this morning G’-c at r " e rook were hurled down into the - the Old Man'.s Ur- bw-eping aw i works, at the coal o" i tht * mountain and d'a'i t . » ’ g iio t r ’ town'beiow. Many ot * nl li Wt»* killed in their b»-ds. t:;e me;. t Ait- tU; . works were all klneu, and t,..eeri o. ii: seventeen men. in tl » mu t" » o by eiiltiiig'their w t\ ol L 'Im j t which choked an .Lriti main sh.aft. There is dang> r l gM . ’ add lo t’ne disaster, a he iv.'en. ' . r.c.e '. a great dam, behind which the .wi.-rs • the creek have be* liihgUL ... » should be let loose it l." nut u-.n-.bte-a t,.... the entire town wot ’ 1 be "W * gang of men is worn i g tl " ’ ever, and it is hoj d A. b e- i a new ‘channel win i.*e op .m-d v.j= . -r t. creek and that the tuvs:! wid e.- .-.-.ve-,. Frank is u lewn ot . b ' 1 ' A (,.n t'iie line of the bl.t:it.h ......iJu... I'acifie Railtvay o\>r » i \ \ » Pi " I lies at elitranct tv. B-'-' «- ' Freni-h ('ar. vU. n Co i (. t m ’ s o'perating tl.e < 1 depo"lis ut Moun tain for ab* ut eight-,. (:n montn". A dispateii just inceived tr-om Frank ;siatcs that at 4 P> o’v.* k thm morning tf.e town %vas "haben with terrific force ar. I wc.s shock'd b\ 1 • al npoi»- ml (Dio- natio:."-. 11-1 t’"* It m * I m in the rockhm rneti-jn. iu.-si.o.a,, t.i- wh Itiwn was 9 .v..a I.. ? - nien. Wlu* West- I tv. .O.-. .. ■ ----- gb d Will S 1 " - *1 I I - ,\rd t 1 ’ A » »1 I U - ice.! taken mai - . tmi I 1 w ' Ut-n se cloud" ot olaek ."Sltene. vrA.i. ua.i. i1 e d irl - 1 I 1 A rt I 1 r:;rbt-U seetieii. "U-.ei --h. I.ra.- "U- .tx. I i IW l\ It N " ' t J I t in n 1 11 ' »-1 e 0.4 f ' t " -W ! ' * LI S > Oi f. An iirrri'C S^- .1 ! Ldie.lV a* I.if tlO et 0;i- 10,.. tw --- g ' 4 ’ k 1 JD tU what ' 4* .4 4g V ! w " " U nlv I 4 1 - » Ik o ‘ » i J I 4. ^ ^ ь ! 4 »1 Î A 1’ iht и w am' 1 1 t 1 h* L ( t ih( ’ wurkiiib c- ruck. tx. "iun manv A. .seriing U ".4" 4.y'.v ■ wa" hi' tr dee'iai I ..1.44 it- - .4 - ■ -S ■'• 1 \ mne I Ч A t » t 4 < : , ; ' ' ■ e- nüU‘ ' -Г .-е. 1) m u 1 .4 l I b T f 11 г \ 1 r Г" - w 1 n 1 m irk w--' e : Ì I 4 Y 1 is . n . W iici 1 vV f r -V I ' b tl i • 1 lie: •KS i 1 b ut I Immigration ofneiahs iiitend to ask t on- ; ! gress ehrmge thi (’hiac.se ex lusion mws ! ."o ;is to mai-u- (’hinamen claiming adm:.-!- ■ ! sion to the I'nitt d Siatt> on lie- gremul *-r : • t-eing citizens pieve their eUtinis -nsiead ■-I leqiiiring the Ьи.Гхк-п ol prccif U> t le -trarv to fall ‘U'o’i tli4- <jOVtTc.nient. : i also'prupe-sed u.* ailov. the (iiWerunien. the 1 Dght Of a:.p'ai fn.ni d, Cis;.m ('oiimtis- I siC'Uers in .idiintiiiig I'hinesc. 1 his right is , ' i.ot now- grauied. __ _ ! electric STRI^HREATENED | i 6,000 Men at Westlnghouse Works May - I Go Out and Delay World’s FalQ I Contracts. I specie :c 'I h. \c:v \c>k 7 | i PITTSBURG, April •db.—A meeting wi'd be \ i' iu Id lo-Ttiorrow night to demide wh*-iher ; about 0,(Н-Ю men employed by the West me- ! house Electric and Mamu'aclurlng ( om- j pany at their East Pittsburg plant shall go on a strike. Tne meml»ers of the Mui bin- j Ists' Union charge dikcriminaliun agamst i thtir members by th\ е4*трапу. Thu 4-:П- I <‘ials deny this. Shu'tilu the str-ks lake place it ■will be the bi.ggest that lias, -o-eurred in Pittsburg since tlie steel stnae and the first la’nor disturbatme that Пь-Westiiighouse Company h.is had in twelve ;years. 'I’he call for the mectitig was issc--il t*)-day fri>m the headquarters of the machinists. . , Sliould the employes of the company ;le-cide uoon a strike the entire elo-tr:-. :A plant lit East Pitt."burg will probaldy be closed down. This will be a great s t-back to manv contracts, the most im-j.ortant of which is the electric app;-.rafas for the St. Luul-s Exposition. 'Fhe W. st-inghouse Comnanv ha.s contr.iets for ali the electrical work in all the bul'Mings, and the bulk of the work is being done at the East Pittsburg pi.int. If the .strike comes the opening of the St. Louis E.v-position may be delayed. Tl • ь -.1 O.Í :..o : r 10, V - ' . T--... J-, .■ can t:i-‘ nemnu.n! is P>.;i .tS tmu s л!:;;.: -" d:'.!fe!u:;g ucd ; h-’ p*--'pie : a Auuti- , : -1 luude -irtvs.. U Г"Г b-:tr x-f -■Ji. r ' .’Drcai-. Nx-ariN г : . i'-■ Aags- i.i i;_!sv the (n -sp.CAS ¡i' '■ nuc'e. .L ai: 'I Ч = di.A: " B-.'-U-- UUIA- - h.U, ..rga"iz-7: e s4s:-n:a'U' iTi--UA'd. ■_.£ - - - bsir g :-,x-a .-u. A.iu d-A'- Icq-.- Í- h* i .1 -uS ;h-y: liig from i- . ;diVf. Anuth - t.f tW4 iU'- Í wei'i A; 1: : jured. .1;. - : s-:-S wer- С; : ;■ irkai*!:,- -Y -ea p- W .4" . I ! : Л Ù :: ;.4 -'f A. VviiJ [■ ;;u- rtc-:" airn-j-s»- miiri-;r>. -- '■ ;i a»Kl A's - : -V " ’'vs r- tab Poland! Poland!! Poland!!! Poland Water, first among nature’s remedies.— Adv. All Western Health Resorts are on or reached via ths Rock l.sland System— Colorado, California, Hot Springs, Ark. Tickets and berths at uptown office. 4i5th .St. and Fifth Av.. also at 401 Broadway.—Adv. DETAILS OF DISASTER. Another Account from Var.30bvec. Teiii - of the Siitde of‘the Moun'a :i VANAe'AV>-:H, h vA ' :*v - W;l! iriiT : vy ce‘ uti V: ". ■ : . -V r. y inmuiug su- a-ily xB* r 4 ' U- :.'-d “a .a pi..b:A-A 95 o'*' Ys lv:uA-v:vV - .u ’ ir.st; - ’iy. the little "uu;:.-: » • w; : S.> '!;.W'-. stern AI;: rta l - : r ; 7 . m-'lete d4'iru^ti'UL t*y fh' - : : A '.);d M.iC's ‘..’fsv K. Wi.u 7 ■ 'i:-v C4nir" -Y the t'" : ,d uu cv the fal::;; r* vk a* tv- h: : ■ : ■ Irlv ’ B A.- el.’ >4 - .• ce ‘ ihe t".- I ’;-*l- I '-r A, ’<-6" - V a pressin.. w -A! • ■ ^ cm. g.:- i-r-A .y* ■ tc-:' ' -V '■ .. : a css. u i:* less t;-;.: ru-r s7 d .. ■ r v:K.:m-i. For the Connoisseur. Pall Mall London Cigarettes. —Adv. No Better Way to Bnlfalo than the Lackawanna Railroad. Kleg.tnt m-w Pullman cars. 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