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   New York Times, The (Newspaper) - February 26, 1904, New York, New York                             News That's Fit to Print" THE WEATHER. Increasing Cloudiness; fresh .north winds. VOL. LIIL..NO. MEW YORK, FRIDAY, FSBBTJABY 26, PAGES. ONE CENT In Greater Heir York, 1 Cltr Kewarlt. j PIRKER MEN GALL ON BRYAN FOR Get Nebraskan and David B. Hill Here for a Conference. HOPE TO BLOCK CLEVELAND That the ex-Candidate Will Indorse'the New York Judge Is Not Con- sidered Likely. Summoned hastily by the supporters of Judge Alton B. Parker for the Democratic Presidential nomination, William Jennings Bryan arrived in York at 10 o'clock last night and registered at the Hoffman House, where also was ex-Senator David B. Hill, who is practically the manager of the Parker boom.- Until long after midnight Mr. Bryan was in consultation with Na- tional CommUteeman Xorman E. Mack of Buffalr, John B. Stanchfield of Elmira, who ran to.- Governor in JftOO, and who is one of the strongest of Hill-Parker men, and also with ex Senator Charles A. Towne.' Every effort was made to bring Bryan and Mr. Hill together, so as to Mr. Bryan to favor the candidacy of JuclgeU Parker .in order to head off the Cleveland x demonstration fostered by Charles F. Mur- phy in Tammany Hall. Either owing to the disinclination Bryan to meet his old-time enemy, or else owing to the lateness of the hour when Mr. Hill returned to the hotel from the theatre, there was no meeting between the two men last night, although it was declared .by a man who had been prominent in bringing the two to the same hotel at the same time that a meeting is certain to be held this morning. It is also asserted by one who wr.s intimately connected with the affair that Mr. Bryan hud absolutely declined to give any assurance, one way or another con- cerning the candidacy Judge Parker. Kx-Senator Hill arrived' in the city at midnight on Wednesday. At the Hoffman House all day yesterday he was in con- ference with such .stanch Parker men as Mr. Made and Mr. Stanchfield. A meeting also was arranged between ex-Senator Hill and ex-Senator Towne.. Early yesterday morning- Mr. Bryan came over from Wash- ington, en route to Xew Hav.en. Mr. Bryan and it will be found good enough for the party at St. Louis, I believe." CLEVELAND AND THE SOUTH. How about the sentiment in the South for Cleveland for he Was asked. Well." Said Mr. Bryan with a smile, I think there is as much favorable sentiment there for Cleveland as there has been at any time in the' last four years. But re- member, I do not intend to say 'anything now on the subject of Cleveland." How about Hearst? he was asked. "No, and-1 don't .intend-to say anything about Mr. Hearst either." Mr. Bryan re- plied. "I am not saying' anything at all about any candidates- at this time, But am simply talking principles, a.nd I find that j the Democratic voters find principles suf- ficient to discuss at this time. As to the platform to be adopted this year, I guess my prize money is safe in my keeping, for I think no Democratic paper which I named .will lay claim to it., especially in view of the proviso that they would have to wait a week after making the claim to see whether or not a Republican paper should claim the same platform. But it was a risky offer, for it was the price of five good Poland hogs or a.Durham calf, arid would have cut that much off from my farm." How big. is your farm? Mr. Bryan was asked. he said with a it is 5-lxty acres and plenty big enough to grow sug- gestions." Mr. Bryan professed surprise when in- formed that Senator Hill was also at the hotel. Is that so? he exclaimed. Well, all the papers now will have us patching up MR. IlLLMAN'S BOTTLE DRAWN BY MR. TOKEN Senator's Pocket Treasure Ex- posed During Session. TONSILITIS CURE, HE ASSERTS Mr. Tiilman Says He Gets Drunk Only at Banquets, and Even Then Can Find the Way Home. Special to The New York Times. WASHINGTON, Feb. was a scene in the Senate this afternoon as usual as it was the older Sen- ators.' While Senator Tillman was engaged in a colloquy with Senator Bailey, Senator Warren strode a.cross the main aisle, In full view of the galleries and the Senate, and took from Senator Tillman's pocket a bottle, which he held up to the light, and then, removing the cork, smelted the contents, deftly replaced the bottle in the pocket whence1 it came, and resumed his seat. Senator Tillman waa sc-4 occupied with his speech that he did not observe what had taken -place, and went on with his remarks with greater vehemence until he observed smiles on the faces around him and heard a ripple11 of laughter passing through the jrallerlcs. Senator Bacon, who had witnessed the affair, went to Senator THlman and told things for sure. Last time we were In the same hotel was in Chicago, and they all had us settling the affairs of the Nation j happened. A moment later then. However, I will not run away, for I 3pnfttor Warren came'In from the cloak- already am registered." J room anaj took hlg Tmman at once went-over to him, and the two en- gaged In a jocular conversation for a few moments. Returning to his seat, the South Carolina i Senator took the floor, and said that, be- cause there were a few newspaper men Mr: Bryan then went to his room, where Messrs. Mack, Stanchfield, and Towne were awaiting him. Earlier in the evening, before Mr. Hill went to the theatre, he dined with Mr, Miick. While at dinner ex-Mayor Robert A. Van Wyck and .John P." Carroll entered for dinner. Both men greeted Mr. .Hill cordially, and they all talked together for sumo time, National Committeeman James Head -of Nashville, Ten-u.. also was at the hotel, and was with Mr. Hill for a con- ?''lernble period during the afternoon. All oj' the men in question, 'save ex-Mayor Van Wyck and Mr. Carroll, and -Mr. Guffey, who is at the Fifth Avenue Hotel, are stopping Hoffman House.. BALTIMORE FIRE COSTS LIFE. who might be unfriendly to him and 'be tempted to send out distorted and untruth- MR. HANNA LEFT Inventory Estate More Than Double That First Reported. Special to The New York Timet. CLEVELAND, .Ohio, Feb. In- ventory of the estate of Senator Hanna, wltfch has Just been taken by the family, j shows that the left more than insteacLof as re- ported to the probate Judge. Mr. Hahna's holdings in the Cleveland EJectrie Railway Company reach He also was interested in the American Shipbuilding Company, the Plttsbure Coal Company, the coal and iron firm of Hanna Co., and Uy3- Cleveland and Pittsburg Railroad, part of the Pennsylvania system. He owned shares of stock in four Cleveland banks, some of It being quoted at 230, and he had interests in many smaller corporations. His Lake Avenue home Is on the tax duplicate for but is said to be worth at least tlJO.OOO. HIGHWAYMEN ATTACK SLEIGH. F. W. Niece One of Party Which Foils Robbers. Sfeciat In The New Tinia. POUGHKEEPSIE, N. T., Feb. Thomas Howard, niece of Mra. Frederick W. .Vanderbilt and wife of the manager of Mr. Vanderbilt's large estate at Hyde Park, a few miles north of Pouglikeepsie, had a scare Tuesday night when she almost was victim of highwaymen. Mrs. Howard was driven to Poughkeepsle to see William Faversham in Lord and Lady Algy." She took with her as a com- panion a trained nurse. They made the trip in an open sleigh, the ladles occupying the rear seat, and Edward Ward the front seat with Harvey Horrocks, the coachman. Near midnight, at a lonely place four of here, two men suddenly sprang out from TRAMPS BURROW UNDER FIFTH IYENDE BLOCK Bottle-Strewn Tunnel All the Way from 27th to 28th Street. NEIGHBORHOOD PLUNDERED Bottles of Milk, Packager of Groceries, and Portions of Levied On by Tattered Freebooters. MASSACRE BY RUSSIANS? Manchus Reported Says No Japanese Will Get Home. LONDON, 'Feb. Tien-Tsln cor- respondent of The Standard sands a report from a native source that the Russians have burned a large village the Bun- gar! River and massacred the inhabitants, including the women, in revenge for an at- tempt to wreck the Sungarl bridge. ul accounts of the performance of a fellow- I clumps of shrubbery, and, running up be- ienator in taking a bottle from his pocket .hind the sleigh, jurapettin. The ladles, who or -I fi Senator in taking he whs engaged in a colloquy with were greatly frightened, screamed loudly, the Senator from Texas, he wished to make and the men on the front seat endeavored an explanation. to seize the Intruders, but they succeeded in "That is the said Mr. Tillman, getting free and escaped. iking a small bottle containing some sort The strangers were evidently tramps. If 11 o'clock, when Mr. Bryan left here f New Haver- As soon as the mar. had depart- ed Mr. Towne went to the Hoffman House and had a long talk with ex-Senator Hill. This was followed by several other confer- ences between Hill. Stanchfield, and Mack. Later in the afternoon Mr. Towne went back to the Hoffman -House and was with Mr. Hill for more than an hour. TELEGRAMS TO BRYAN. It was after that conference that tele- grams were stnt by Mr. Mack and others to Mr. Bryan at New Haven, which resulted In his return to the city in the evening and remaining over' night, whereas it had been his Intention to leave on a midnight train for his home in Lincoln. The bringing of both'Mr. Bryan and Mr. Hill to the Hoffman House was arranged largely through the efforts of Mr. Mackr, one of the leading Parker boomers of the State. For fully a year Mr. Mack, who Record Contracted Pneumonia. Engineer Mark Kelly of Engine Company No. 10, who had distinguished himself at more than a score of fires, saving lives at the risk of losing his own life, died yester- day afternoon at his Madison Avenue, from -pneumonia, the result of a cold contracted while at work at the big fire in Baltimore. Engineer Kelly returned from- Baltimore on the night of Feb. 0 with the New York detachment of men who had been sent to the Maryland city. On his arrival at the quarters of his engine company. In East Twenty-flfth Third.Avenue, he became ill taking of yellow liquid from his coat pocket. The truth is that for several days I have been troubled with tonsilltis and have been carry- ing a bottle of boracic acid .around with me to cure it." With this, the South Carolina .Senator clapped the bottle the pocket from which the neck protruded in plain sight. Senator Warren arose and said-he. had perhaps an apology to offer. He had heard Irom time to time unwarrantable criticism ot the Senate for its attitude on a certain matter, and he wanted to justlfyv his cori- tidenye in the untruthf illness of this charge by smelling of-the South Carolina bottle to determine that it really waa what Jt'should be. "I said Warren, "that Senator neither tastes.nor "Now, don't go with that state- interrupted Mr! Tillman. Tha Sen- ator does taste and handle, bui.be get drunk except at banquets; ahcl then not nd had to be assisted to his sodrunk but he can find thi His'physician found him suffering j He never makes such a loot of himself from pneumonia-, due to exposure. He had been on constant duty for twenty-two hours Kelly had a notable record for rescue work at the various tenement fires on the Bryan cause in that year, has been talking Parker at every available opportunity, and has been considered, next to David B. Hill, as being the chief Parker supporter. Mr. Msvck and Mr. Hill have been trying to stem the tide and to gain for Judge Parker some notable support that -would enable them to send an instructed delegation from this State. Therefore, in that he has .to be hauled home." The matter had proceeded far enough to -without being relieved at the Baltimore fire. strain the dignity of the Senate, and Prest- 1 dent Frye brought down the gavel with a thump. Senator Hoar was visibly appalled at the license of the two Senators. Senator' Allison undertook to convince Mr. Tillman .that the matter was wholly out of place, and that it must not appear in The .Record; and Messrs. Tillman and .Warren were persuad- ed to agree that their remarks should be cut out of that volume. The Senate to-day passed both the Agri- cultural and the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Appropriation bills. was one of the original Bryan men in 1SOO, siae. At one of these fires in a tene- j and who -won the party leadership in Erie j ment at 3riT Bast One Hundred and Thir- j County because of l-.ls early espousal of tire i teenth street, "on .'May 8, I'.KH, when four persons perished, Kelly succeeded in saving the lives of three women, whom he carried out of the building 'and down a ladder, gotng back three time-s to complete his r.es- Since Charles F. Murphy has .come out j cue WOrk.- At the.Wihdsor Hotel fire, with flatly for the nomination of Grover Cleve- .BattaljOn chief'Howe! he distinguished him-' their purpose was robbery, they were dis- appointed, for neither Sirs. Howard nor her companion lost money or jewelry. HAPPY HORSE IN A SEWER. After a Thirty-five-Foot Fall, He Pro- ceeds to.Take Life Easy. Almosf everybody living in the Parkvllle district of Brooklyn Is deeply Interested in efforts whjeh are being.made to rescue a big ,horse sewer excavation feet deep in Foster.Avenue, near Gravesend Avenue, into which It fell en Tuesday aft- ernoon. The horae, which rolled liiihurjt to. the Bottom of, the deep trench; has been stabled and fed there for two days, and r.p- peara to be entirely happy fthd oomfqrtnble tn: its' auarterjK. The animal is In such a dtieer "plight -Patrick. Kfijsnanjl-far-: mer of Coney Island Avenue, near Foster Avenue. On Tuesday afternoon 'he was driving the horwS, and in .trying to turn it around; It Into thfe excavation. Keenan Jumped and escaped Tlis was wrecked In the fall, but- the horse escaped with several slight cuts on Its back. Keenan tried all kinds of schemes to get the horse out, but without-success. Then he planned to make the beast as comforta- ble as possible where it was. With one of his men he descended Into the hole and I Complaints to the police of the West Thirtieth Street Station late last evening by occupants of the houses in Twenty- seventh and Twenty-eighth Streets direct- ly east of Fifth Avenue, led .to the dis- covery that a dozen or more tattered tramps, old and young, have been mak- ing- their lodging place In a tunnel driven underneath the surface of an empty lot. The lot is about' seventy-five feet wide, and. .runs through the entire block from Twenty-seventh to Twenty-eighth Street. The buildings which once occupied it, were torn down more than a year ago, and work on the excavation of a cellar preparatory to electing.a large new building was be-j gun. Owing, It Is the troubles j which developed' In the building trades, the work was abandoned after it had 'prog- ressed to the exte.nt of digging a hole-tHe width of the lot and about eight, feet from the street on the Twenty-seventh Street side. The excavation was on an av- erage about eight or ten feet deep. Residents .of the neighborhood say that of late they have been missing bottles of milk and packages of groceries .and other articles from their doorsteps, and that por- tions of fences and similar Inflammable ma- terial had also disappeared. They say, too, tfat men of strange and rough appearance have been soen lurking about the aban- doned lot early In the morning and again In -the evening. Mrs. Jennie Shea of 10 East Twenty- eighth Street, losing patience at continued thefts of her milk bottles and-other arti- cles, appeared at the West Thirtieth Street Station last ntght and complained to Sergt. Shibles. The Sergeant sent two policemen to rout out the cave dwellers, but they had taken warning and fled. The policemen say that they found that-the tramps had evi- dently secured picks and shovels some- where and had tunneled through the frozen earth all the way to Twenty-eighth Street. The top of the tunnel is about six feet below the surface level, and' the tunnel itself is about, a yard wide, and nowhere more than four or five feet high. In some places the policemen, found ashes of fires, empty cans, broken milk bottles, while at the Twenty-seventh' Street entrance a PEKING, Feb. advices re- ceived here from Nlu-Chwang confirm the .reports of the ill-treatment of Japanese refugees at the hands of the Russians while they were journeying through Manchuria, and assert, moreover, that some of the refugees were without doubt cruelly mur- dered.' The Russian soldiery at NiurChwang are so undisciplined that the is unfit for European women. PARIS, Feb. St. Petersburg cor- respondent of the Echo d'e Paria that Gen. Kuropatkin has started for hi? home to take leave of his mother before to the Far Bast, and ha quotes the General as having said: 1 This war may last eighteen months, but every arrangement has been made that no Japanese, after having landed, shall return to his country." Another Repulse of the Japane se Is Reported. ENEMY NEAR VLADIVOSTOK? _______r Japanese Are Said to Have Landed at Possitt Bay and io Be Threat- ening Kirin. iscue iarge. pile of ashes seemed to indicate that n 35 the denizens of Ihe tunnel ijiost -often gathered there. 'Mrs. Shea said :nad- several times seen a thlh column 'of smoke arising from the lot, and supposed that her fence had gone as fuel for these camp fires. Bergt-BMbles told the -.pxjjiciainen, on till) near-63- to. watch tfie'excavation for the return of the cave dwellers, but said daylight to examine the recesses ,ol the tunnel. JEROME TALKS AT PRINCETON. Advocates Breaking Up Universal Suf- frage and Raising to The New York Times, PRINCETOK, N. J-, Feb. Attorney Jerome lectured here this evening on College Men In Politics." President BOYS BURNED !N A CHURCH. Pastor Was Illustrating Fairy Stories and Kettle Exploded. CINCINNATI, Feb. accident at the Richmond Street-Christian Church here to-night resulted in ten children being se- riously burned and others painfully In- jured. Seven' of those burned are in th City Hospital, and it is thought that many others may have been hurt. The Sunday school room waa crowded for an entertainment given by the Bev. Ver- non Stauffer to small boys. The pastor was telling fairy stories, and In order to make them 'realistic he provided a kettle, with salt in the bottom of it saturated with alcohol. This was set afire to furnish weird lights for the fairy stories: Suddenly a draught struck the stream of alcohol and an ex- plosion folio -ed. All ot those neated around the fire were burned. The draught is' said to have been caused by little girls who had been excluded and were opening doors to look in. GIRL HELD FOR POSTAL THEFT. Inspectors Assert That She Mother Says She Uses Cocaine. Beatrice Mallerau, employed in a branch of Post Office Station L in the drug store at Pleasant Avenue and One Hundred and Twenty-first Street, was arrested' yesterday at her work and held in J2.000 ball, by -United Siates Commissioner Shields, charged with robbing the malls. The specific complaint dealt with a regis- tered letter containing sent by a young woman of the'neighborhood to her brother ST. PETERSBURG, Feb. 25. -Major Cen. Pflag Cthe chief of of Viceroy 'AieJc- ieff) telegraphs as follows under date: The enemy again attacked Port Ar- thur from 1 to 3 A. J.J., and were every- where repulsed. Details follow." Following the dispatch of Gen.. Viceroy Alexieff sent ir ah identical re.iort to the Czar. The fact that the Japanese have renewed the attack Is Interpreted here either us meaning that they are determined to bottla up or destroy the Russian fleet at Port Ar- thur in order to give themselves froeJuoi for land manoeuvres to cut off or invest the city, or as a feint to cover a movement elsewhere. PORT ARTHUR, Fob. about 'o'clock -yesterday morning- the Japanese made a desperate attempt to block the en- trance of the Inner hai-bor and dock. 'A'lth this object four merchant steamers, ac- companied by torpedo vessels, were sent from two sides toward the entrance o- channel. The movement was perceived by tho Rct- vizan. which was lylnc in the channel ind which opened fire immediately, .it the same time the guns of -he forts were timed upon the enemy, and a furious canr.r ensued, -lasting until 3 in the morniiijv. The Japanese failed to effect 'their pur- pose. All four steamers were sunk. -They are lying In the following positions: One behind. Golden Hill, or: near the Rou and two between the entrance of the chan- nel and the Lao-thle-Shan Peninsula. Two of the vessels, are stth burning. The criilaers Bayan and Novtk pu-sucd. the Japanese torpedo flotilla. It !s said that one of the torpedo boats was Kurih. At about 8 yesterday morning a Japunera SQuadron of considerable size approached Port Arthur, and the Bayan and Novik wcra self, saving the lives of six persons. At a fire in the" six-story tenement at 754 First Avenue, which occurred at 1 o'clock in the morning of Jan. U, 1000. he crept along a window leflse. entered the burning building, j ARREST STOPS FITCH PLAY. wtisnn n nr built a rough shelter over the animal with h, fdr_ Wg recent re some boards. Then he laid some straw for Citv Mr Jerome t the hcrse, blanketed and' fed the beast, and left if for the night The next day the menns something very vague. I'j. farmer, continued his efforts to get the j sclence, but the very most coolness that she had taken the money, and had stolen about from other leti'.rs.. She had been employed In the place for about a year, and her mother, litre .....___ who lives on Statfcn Island, said she be, 'in introducing Mr. Jerome, com- I lieved her to be irresponsible because of. reform work in- her addiction to the use of cocaine taken said In part: J as snuff. The girl was for five years a ordered to_face the ships. or v he aver'age college man the term maid for Helene Mora, the actress, who I died last Summer. DOMINGO. spite of the intense bitterness that has ex- j aroused scores of men., women, and Manaaer of "Her Own Way" Arrested !s-ted between Bryan and Hill ever since chnjren. whom he afterward passed to safe- chltd the campi'.i of ISfl'i it was determined yesterday to try to bring, about a ni'eeti-.ig between-the twn men. Mr. Towne wus railed Into the affair because he is a. warm childi ty by lifting them and reaching far out of the window, clinging by his feet while pass- ing them to Battalion Chief Howe, who was top of the ladder. On this occasion, pc-rsonal friend of Mr. Bryan, and also be- j wlien two women and three children pcr- cause he is to-day a confidant of the Tarn- i in -tile (lames, Kelly almost lost his j many leader. At the Hoffman House last, night, await- ing Mr. Bryan's coming were Mr. Mack, Mayor James Head of Nashville, who is the" Democratic National Committeeman from Tennessee; Mi'; Stanchfieid, and Dr. John H. Girdncr. a personal friend of Mr. Bryan's. Mr. 'Hill was at the theatre when Mr. Bryan arrived, but returned a little before miclnight. James M. Guffey. Democratic National Committeeman from P vania, also reached the city durir.g the pvening, but he registered a block awny. at the Fifth Avenue and will not see Mr. Bryan until this morning. When Mr. Bryan readied the- Hoffman House and registered ne was surprised to find some newspaper ir.en awaiting him. How did you know 1 was comir.gV he fislceU. Well, as I am completely hemmed In. I might an well give up." Rep'ying to questions, Mr. Bryan said that since his visit here a few weeks ago he had been in eisht of the Southern and had held softie of the best-at- tended .meetings he ever saw. There is far more sentiment in the j South for reaffirmation of the Kansas City i for Employing Child Actors, Special.to The New CHICAGO. Feb. with violat- ing the child labor law by employing four children in Clyde Fitch's play, Her Own now'being presented a the Illinois life, falling back into a room with an un- Theatre, with Maxine Elliott' as the star, conscious woman in- his arms. Chief Howe j Business Manager M. A. Tack was arrested and two other firemen got Kelly and the j this evening by an officer from Justice woman out of the building, but not .without Wolf's court. ir.jury. j The children, who appear on the stage Kelly was one of the bravest fellows in I at a teatable and In childfsh games, for half said Battalion Chief Howe an hour, are a feature of the first act. the department. Uun night. The Baltimore fire was re- j sponsihle for his death. He was popular j ance cannot proceed. with the men. and only recently had been, i Without them, it is declared, the perform- >crn.tic promoted to the position of engineer. He j ruisvl- j three-or four children, and I guess he never had a chance to save much money." TO LOSSES. Companies Won't Give Baltimore Fig- J. Cassatt Praises the City. to The New York Times. BALTIMORE, Feb. official state- ment of the aggregate losses paid by in- surance companies on property destroyed In the gre-it fire, or of losses claimed will j be issued. By a vote of 41 to 31 the Gen- i era! Loss Committee of the Insurance com- MAYOR SNUBS ROOSEVELT. horae out, advised and aided by the police, j don .but failed. community. From the crowded i %z i formed of the horse's plight, and work was j otes are controlled by the dls- begun on an Inclined plane, up which the j tWns. The v p rg thlnk we hWSe but KIs.as nothlng.com- The rather than being disturbed over the queer fix It is in, seems to enjoy the rest. pared to that of these men. Being Killed or'Wounded. SANTO DOMINGO, Feb. forces "attacked San Pedro do Macorls last Saturday. They went in In small boats HAIR DYE EXPLOSION HAVOC. Hurts Child's Eye, Owner Faints, and Later Is Arrested. The Home of Mrs. Esther Sehachter, a hair dresser, at 110 Columbia Street, was the scene of excitement yesterday, follow- ing the alleged explosion of a bottle of hair dye, which may cause the loss Of one of the Schachter children's eyes and re- Their work Is to come in personal con- j with tha intention of landing, but were re- tact with as many people as possible, and i Ceived with from the insurgents to get. persons Indebted to them for services j. wnich resulted In- many being killed or rendered. The district leader Is the great wounded. The gunboat Presidente then employment bureau. The damage he does is j Bombarded the town and Inflicted much Incalculable because Inspired by hope of j reward.v It is here that work of the college stu- dent comes In. You can't rule Cherry Hill from Murray Hill. You must get In among the people, wrest their votes from district leaders, and then use them for good. A college student Is really a parishioner on the country's bounty. He owes It to him- J suited in bringing to court the .agent who j geljt and his college to break f Kew had the explosive liquid in his possession nd who fainted .in the midst of. the havoc Orlennx'n Executive Declined to I wares had wrought. Invite Him to That City. Special to The New York Times. NEW ORLEANS, La., Feb. Paul Caprtevielle balked when requested to invite President Roosevelt to attend the convention of the Southern Good Roads Association, to be held here April 6 and 7, although he had no hesitancy in sending invitations to the Governors of Texas, Mis- sissippi, Alabama, and Tennessee. He said the people of New Orleans and Louisiana had suffered great, humiliation platform." he said, "than any of the news- papers seem willing to credit. pnr.ies so decided to-day, but no reason-'is I and discourtesy at the hands of. the Presl- nsslgned for the action. j dent when he was invited .to attend- the big Chairman Paul Turner said to-night that'! Louisiana centennial celebration here last the general work cf adjustment was pro- i December. T have been j ceefling smoothly, ami that some i President Hoosevelt had not even done appealing -to the consciences of the voters had been satisfactorily settled. along much the same lines as my talk on 1 After A. J. Cassatt had been re-elected j The Moral Issue.' delivered in Madison president of the Northern Central Railway j Square Garden Concert Hall' here in Jan- I Company to-day he made a trip through the ijary, and J have found a most wholesome burned district of the city. When asked to response. The voters do not consider so j give his views upon, what he saw, he said much at tills time the candidate as the that the main impression left upon his mind Issue, ar.cl !i the issues are presented righc the candidate will be right! I chink that the different newspapers finally give tap the struggle to win the prize which I offered for the host platform for' the party this year they will be more than willing to fall back on the Kansas City platform. I am not trying to write any platforms my- self; the last one WHS good enough for me. INDEX TO DEPARTMENTS. Commercial 10.. 9: Arrivals at Hotels and Out-of-Town Buy- 7. Business 7. Court 10. Lasses by Marine Intelligence and Foreign Page .7. j New 10. P.eal 12. 0: 10. Weather yesterday's was the extent of the-destructlon. I am sure, he said, (hat Baltimore will rise from its ashes and be- come a greater city than ever. 'The spirit is clearly animating its business men, snd I have no doubt that Baltimoreans will ac- complish all that lies before them in the tre- mendous task of reconstruction in' a highly creditable manner." Vice President Green of the Pennsylvania- Railroad said that a thrill of admiration .j went' throughout the world whc-n the Monu- i menial City announced that -it -would care. i for Its own without the outside aid that j was .proffered from every side. The Penn- i sylvania. the Vice President saia, would oo-optrate in the work of .rehabilitating the. I city. _________- .....__ Schooner Thomas W. Lawson Floated. CAPE HENRY. Va., Feb. masted schooner Thomas W. Lawson, which was aground off Point Breeze, Va., was floated to-day, and passed off the Capes apparently uninjured. them the courtesy, he said, to reply, to their urgent requests -to either.come or send a representative of the National Government. The Mayor remarked it was an insult to the people he represented. BABE MINERALS IN TEXAS. Mure iMrftf of Radio-Active Discovered, Special Jo The New York Times. ArSTIN, Texas, Feb. dis- coveries of large deposits of rare earths and minerals containing radio-active prop- erties are reported from the Llano mineral district near here. A Pittsburg company. Is mining gactolln- Ite and yttrla, and Is shipping large 'quan- tities of th gadolinite to its laboratory at' PiUnburg, where..it'.is. utilized for making the fillnient or glower of an incandescent j gas burner and electric lamp, The Llano" district Is the only place In the world where this mineral is mined for exclusively; in other districts where it Is found it ocr curs in feldspar mining as a bl-product. Extensive deposits of other rare minerals have just been discovered In the Llano .dis- trict. j Now tfce Time. I to visit Piriehurst, Camden, and Florida resorts. -----.----------------------I Seaboard Florida Limited New York From the GlenUTet- j M. dally, and land you at any of comes the finest'Scotrh mafle. Qlenllvet Scotch ih'eae resorts ,o.ulckei thm-other lines. Ortics, la Usher's Scotch.-Aclv. 1.183 Broadway.-Adv. up the power of these district leaders. We must break up thjs universal suffrage and raise the political' standard In this coun- WIND'S EXPRESS TRAIN SPEED. Northwest Blast Sweeps Over City at 61 Miles an Hour. Seldom has the Weather Bureau since Its establishment In this city recorded such a continuous high wind as prevailed here yesterday. From early In the morning un- til late last' nigh: the blow ranged In ve- locity from sixty-one miles an hour down to- thirty-six miles, and the wintry north- west blasts drove away Wednesday's prom- ises of early Spring. The windstorm began soon after mid- night yesterday, when the-breeze, which had been In the. west, shifted, about toward the north, and began to Increase. Hour by hour it gained unta at 8 in tho rtornhig It had reached a velocity of forty- four miles. At noon the weather.man re- corded fifty-two miles, and In the after- noon It'reached its height. Several times It reached sixty-one miles, from which .it would drop to thirty-six or thereabout The thermometer continued to fall as the; wind increased, and at 9.o'clock yesterday morning it reached H degrees. In the aft; Victims of Minnje Hcaly Mine Accident j etnoon it went tip to 18 degrees, and then 1 began falling again. In the harbor Ice-coated vessels were to Adam Jloth, an Orchard Street dealer in hair goods, in displaying articles "to Mrs. Schaehter, pulled from his overcoat pocket a beer bottle wfch an airtight stopper, and which, Mrs. Schachter says, he told her contained a hair dye preparation that was nighly' explosive. In alarm Mrs. Schachter told him to replace It In- his pocket, but he1 put it on the table and the two resumed their conversation. A loud report deafened Roth and his pros- pective- customer, broke the window glass, and jarred Insecure articles to the floor. A dense and suffocatine smoke filled the room. Max Schachter, ten years old, who- lay oh the floor, was found to be; Injured, his face being covered with blood. A physician said the case was one for a specialist, one of the child's eyes being badly Injured. Roth, the agent, had fallen to tile floor in a dead faint. When resuscitated he left the house, but later appeared in Essex Market Court before Magistrate Ommen. Mrs. Schachter alleges criminal, negligence. The hearing was continued to next Monday, CAVE-IN KILLS FIVE MINERS. The'attack and the bombardment were renewed on Sunday. The rebels-fired on the Presldente and damaged her about the waterllrie. This .obliged the gunboat to leave and return here. The Government gunboat Independencia arrived here this morning. The United States training ship Hartford however, did not open fire and afterward steamed away in the cirectlon of Dairy. PARIS, Feb. a dispatch from St. Petersburg a correspondent of the Paris says the last Japanese attack at Port Arthur was repulsed brilliantly. He refers to the. reported second a'tack, and says the Japaneso were again obliged to quit the roadstead. It Is presumed the entire squadron ;oined in the .socond attack hoping to avenge the repulse preceding day. The Japaneso are supposed to have curred further losses Curing this long Admiral Stark has telegraphed tlmt expects a third attack. TOKIO, Feb. are Inter !erlng with naval-operations. The Yellow Sea Is'being swept heavy snow Is falling, and the W bitterly cold. LONDON, Feb. British Foreign Office has received an official Alt patch saying that not one of the Japanese tor- arrived here yesterday to relieve the cruiser j pedo boats was Injured in on Columbia, which left for St. Thomas; D. port Arthur on Feb. 24. W. I. This city is quiet. Caught by Falling Rock. BUTTE Mont, Feb. miners were killed by a cave-In of earth and rook In the Minnie Healy mine this afternoon. The ac- cident occurred on the sixth floor of the level. Early In the day Foreman Joseph Kane was informed that the ground fn that, place was very soft, and in danger of falling, and he withdrew all the.miners who .were working there. This afternoon. boss took four men Into the place to'bulkhead and otherwise strengthen the weak J.ust how the fall came will never be known. ns not one of the five escaped. Only two bodies have been recovered. FAMOUS TRAINS TO FLORIDA. N ft Fla.-Bpeclnli" M. Fla, Wart lildUn Ltd.." A. M. Unexcelled Ice-via Peon- Atlantic Cotat Line, -A4T. be seen once more. All ferryboats were de- layed, and several. the big steamships which came up yesterday had to lay-to off Quarantine for several hours owing -to the Inability of the little revenue cutter or the doctor's tug to get alongside. Three of the vessels brought great numbers of steer- anc from the warm countries of trom 'a s Southern Europe. These 'people presented altendea Dr. pitiful slight as they stood in their light Hos ltal and went home, garments on the decks of the vessels while j wno had received a scalp wound the freezing spray flew over them. None of the .sailing vessels left port-be- CAB BREAKS WOMAN'S JAW. Mrs. Bessie Lester Run Down at Broad- way and Forty-sixth Street. Mrs. Bessie Lester, twenty-seven years old. of 100 West Forty-sixth Street, was knocked down by a cab yesterday after- noon on the crosswalk at Broadway and Forty-sixth Street, and received a fracture of the jaw. The carriage was driven by William Larkln of 200 West Eighty-fourth Street. Mrs. Lester was standing at the corner waiting for a car. The had hardly warned, her of the danger when she was under the horses' hoofs. She was taken Into a nearby drug store, and Dr.Knlpe of Roose- velt Hospital Attended her. She refused to go to the hospital, and after her jaw was ban- daged went home. Larkin was not ar- reated. WOMAN HURT IN COLLISION. Cab Upsets on the Way to Dinner at the Waldorf. A cab driven by Frank Arnold of 711 Tenth Avenue, In which Miss Laura Vogel of 145 'West Twentieth Street was on her way to tneet a parly of friends for dinner at the Waldorf'Astorla, was overturned early last evening In collision with a cross- j town car directly in front of the Thirty- fourth Street entrance of the hotel. Miss Vogel. was extricated by Policemen Gessner and Baisley of the West Thirtieth Station and taken into the hotel suf- ipramed ankle. She was Wheatmtm of Bellevue ,No further news of an attack at Port Arthur after the engagement in-which Japanese attempted to sink vessels In. such a manner as to block the harbor has reached London. Almost all the English newspapers, in discussing Viceroy Alexlefl's reports, In- cline to the belief that Admiral Togo suc- ceeded far as to make the channel kn- passable for large battleships, even if it Is still free to smaller craft, and prasuma that the reported second attack, If it dI4 take place, was devoted to an atteript to sink further obstacles to navigation. JAPANESE NEAR VLADIVOSTOK. cause Of .the danger of loosing their .sails. Several large ships and many schooners Several large ships and many schooners which have been loaded for a Ipnjf time and were .leer bound In. the harbor until the Hto 4 fa two Bays ago were ready but 'nil agreed after bt.- to Sandy Hook that It would oe ikiTW. too; much to go outside. In falling from his seat, was locked up on charges of intoxication and reckless driv- Sng. _' ___ '__ Beach. Ml.mJ, 1-18S Reported to Have Landed at Bay and to be Advancing. Yix-KOW, Feb. Native reports -the- Japanese landed at Posslet Bay and subsequently undertook operations s gainst Hunohun and toward Klrln have received qualified confirmation from English mis- sionary refugees whc have arrived at Nlu- Chvi ang. These" missionaries say the TJusi o-Chl- nese Bank has removed from Kl.-In to Kwang-cheiig-Tsi, where commercial In- terests are seeking safety arid defense. This reported advance has produced con- sternation among European civilians residing on the line of march. It Is reported also that the Russian Gov- ernment bureau at Vladivostok has with- drawn to Khabarovsk. LONDON, Feb. the report Yin Kow of a Japanese landing near yostok, which at present based i Vlonary and native statements near v g .edonMtej   

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