New York Times, February 26, 1904

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New York Times (Newspaper) - February 26, 1904, New York, New York "All the News That's Fit to Print." VOL. LIIL..NO. 11,894. PARKER MEN GALL ON BRYAN FOR HELP 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 Considered Likely. Summoned hastily by the -supporters of Judge Alton B. Parker for the Democratic Presidential nomination, William Jennings Bryan arrived in New York at 10 o cloek last night and registered at the Hoffman House, where also was ex-Senator David B. Hill, who is practically the inanager of the Parker boom. • Until long after midnight Mr. Bryan was in consultation with National Committeeman Norman E. Mack of Buffair, John B: Stanchfield of Elmira, who ran fo. Governor in 1900, 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 Mit Bryan and Mr. Hill together, so as to indued Mr. Bryan to favor the candidacy of Judge\ Parker in order to head off the Cleveland demonstration fostered by Charles F. Murphy in Tammany Hall. • Either owing to the disinclination of Mr. 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 was intimately connected with the affair that Mr. Bryan had absolutely declined to 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 President? ” he was j asked. “ Well,” Said Mr. Bryan with a smile, " I think there is a,s much favorable sentiment there for Cleveland as there has been at any time in the last four years. But remember, I do not intend to say anything now on the subject of Cleveland.” “ How about Hearst? ” he was asked. ”No, and I don’t intend-to say anything about Mr. Hearst either.” Mr. Bryan replied. “ I am not saying anything at all about any candidates at this time, but am simply talking principles, and I find that the Democratic voters find principles sufficient to discuss at this time. As to the platform to be adopted this year, I guess my prize money is safe ih 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, and would have cut that much off from my farm.” NEW YORK. FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 26. 1904—FOURTEEN PAGEg. TRAMPS BUBIOW BOBER MB. TILLMAN’S BOTILE BBiVO BY MB. WSRREB Senator’s Pocket Treasure Exposed During Session. TONSILITIS CURE, HE ASSERTS Mr. Tillman Says He Gets Drunk Only at Banquets, and Even Then Can Find the Way Home. Special to The New York Times. WASHINGTON, Feb. 25.-There was a scene in the Senate this afternoon as unusual as it was shocking,to the older Senators. While Senator Tillman was engaged in a colloquy with Senator Bailey, Senator Warren strode across the main aisle, in full view of the galleries and the Senate, and took from Senator Tillman’s pocket a MR. HANNA LEFT $7,000.000- Inventory Revests Estate More Than Double That First Reported. Special to The New York Times. CLEVELAND, Ohio, Feb. 25.-The inventory of the estate of Senator Hanna, wl#ch has just been taken by the family, shows that the dea left more bottle, which he held up to the light, and then, removing the cork, smelled of the “ How big is your farm? ” Mr. Bryan was j cdntents> deftly replaced the bottle in the asked. ■    . “ Well,” he said with a laugh, it is Axty acres and plenty big enough to grow suggestions.” Mr. Bryan professed surprise when informed that Senator Hill was also at the hotel.    *    v “ Is that so? ” he exclaimed. “ Well, all the papers now will have us patching up 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 then. However, I will not run away, for I already am registered.” Mr.' Bryan then went to his room, where Messrs. Mack, Btanchfield, and Towne were awaiting him. Earlier in the evening, before Mr. Hill went to the theatre, he dined with Mr. Mack. While at dinner ex-Mayor Robert A. Van Wyck and John F. Carroll entered for dinner. Both men greeted Mr. Hill cordially, and they all talked together for give any assurance one way or another con- 1 Sume time. National Committeeman James cerning the candidacy of Judge Parker. Ex-Senator Hill arrived' in the city at midnight on Wednesday. At the Hoffman House all day yesterday he was in conference with such stanch Parker men as Mr. Mack and Mr. Stanchfield. A meeting also was arranged between ex-Senator Hill j stopping at the Hoffman House. Early yesterday Head -of Nashville, Tenn., also was at the hotel, and was with Mr. Hill for a con-s’derable period during the afternoon. All of the men in question,‘save ex-Mayor Van Wyck and Mr. Carroll, and Mr. Guffey, who is at the Fifth Avenue Hotel, are and ex-Senator Towne morning Mr. Bryan came over from Washington, en route to New Haven. Air. Bryan and Mr. Towne had breakfast at the Victoria Hotel, and were together until nearly 11 o'clock, when Mr. Bryan left here for New Haven. — As soon as the Nebraska man had departed Mr. Towne went to the Hoffman House and had a long talk with ex-Senator Hill. This was followed by several other conferences-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 sent by Mr. Alack 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 Air. Bryan and Mr. Hill to the Hoffman House wras arranged largely through the efforts of Mr. Mack, one of the leading Parker boomers of the j State BALTIMORE FIRE COSTS LIFE. pocket whence it came, and resumed his seat. Senator Tillman was so# 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 ripple of laughter passing through the galleries. Senator Bacon, who had witnessed the affair, went to Senator Tillman and told him what had happened. A moment later Senator Warren came in from the cloakroom and took his seat. Senator Tillman at once went over to him, and the two engaged in a jocular convèrsation for a few moments. Returning to his seat, the South Carolina Senator took the floor, and said that, because there were a few newspaper men who might be unfriendly to him and be tempted to send out distorted and untruthful accounts of the performance of a fellow-Senator in taking a bottle from his pocket while he was engaged in a colloquy with the Senator from Texas, he wished to make an explanation. ‘‘That is the bottle,” said Mr. Tillman, taking a small bottle containing some sort of yellow liquid from his coat pocket. " The truth is that for several days I have been troubled with tonsilitis and have been carrying a bottle of boracic acid around with ... ..... me to cure it.” Fireman Kelly of This City with Notable With this the South Carolina Senator Record Contracted Pneumonia.    clapped the bottle backjnto the pocket, from Engineer Mark Kelly of Engine Company which the neck protruded in plain sight e    ^    Senator Warren arose and said he had No. 1C, who had distinguished himself at perbaps an apology to offer. He had heard more than a score of fires, saving lives at from time to time unwarrantable criticism the risk of losing his own life, died yester- ot the Senate for its attitude on a certain fcoma , m AfarHcnn matter, and he wanted to justify* his con-day afternoon a    ,    .    fidenoe in the untruthfulness of this charge Avenue, from pneumonia, the result of a by smelling of the South Carolina Senator’s cold contracted while at work at the big bottle to detërmine that it really was what fire in Baltimore.    it ‘should be. Engineer Kelly returned froth Baltimore “I know,” said Mr. Warren, "that th# on the night of Feb. 0 with the New York Senator neither tastes nor handles—" detachment of men who had been sent to “ Now, don’t go too far with that state-the Maryland city. On    his arrival at the    ment,” interrupted Mr. THlman. “    The Sen-, quarters of his engine    company, in East    ator does taste and handle, but be    does- not:; Twenty-nfth Street, near Third Avenue, he ;    got drunk except at banquets, ahd.    then not became ill and had to be assisted to hi* ; so drunk but he can find thé Way home, home His physician found him suffering , He never makes such a fool of himself from pneumonia, due to exposure. He had j that he has to be hauled home/... been on constant duty for twenty-two hours I The matter had proceeded far enough to without being relieved at the Baltimore fire. ! strain the dignity of the Senate, and Presl-KeHy had a notable record for rescue | dent Frye brought down the gavel with For fully a year Air. Mack, who | work at the various tenement fires on the a thump.    ■    i was one of the original Bryan men in 1S96, j t gide At one of these fires in a tene- j Senator Hoar was vis > y appa ,e j a and who won the party leadership in Erie <    '357    East One Hundred and Thir- j license of the two Senators Senator Allison C o u nTyb e ca u seof his early espousal of the | ^„VreU on May    8, 1901. when four    undertook to Bryan cause in that year, has been talking    ons    perished, Kelly succeeded in saving ["^g^notappear in The Record and Parker at every available opportunRy. and Phe Hves of three women whom he carried    T-nLan    and War^en were persuad- has been considered, next to David B. Hill. ' of the bullding abd down S ladder.    1 as being the chief Parker supporter.    ing    back    three tunes to complete his res- « agree Since Charles F. Murphy has come out cue work_ At the Windsor Hotel fire, with ‘ “ genate ;t,.dav passcd both the Asi.j. flatly for the nomination of trover cleJe' j Battalion Chief Howe, he distinguished ^im- | cultural and the Legislative, Executive, and land both Mr. Alack and Air. Hill have been    saving    the lives of six persons. At a |    Appropriation    bills. trying to stem the tide and to gam for {ire ia the* SiX.story tenement at 754 First j    PP.    _____ Judge Parker some notable support that j AvenU6f which occurred at 1 o'clock in the j would énable them to send àn instructed j morning 0f Jan. 2, 1900. he crept along a | delegation from this State. Therefore, in j window ledge, entered the burning building, | spite of the intense bitterness that lias ex- \ and aroused scores of men. women, and I isted between Bryan and Hill ever since J cbildren> whom he afterward passed to safe- j the campaign of 1896 it was determined j ty fey lifting them and reaching far out of j yesterday to try to bring about a nfeeting ! the ^vindoWi clinging by his feet while pass- j between - the two men. Air. Towne was j jng. them tQ Battalion Chief Howe, who was 1 than $7,000,000 instead of $3,000,000, as reported to the probate Judge. Mr. Hanna’s holdings in the Cleveland Electric Railway Company reach $2,000,000. He also was interested in the American Shipbuilding Company, the Pittsburg Coal Company, the coal and iron firm of Hanna & Co., and the Cleveland and Pittsburg Railroad, part of the Pennsylvania system. He owned 1,500 shares of stock in four Cleveland banks, some of it being quoted at 250, and he had interests in many smaller corporations. His Lake Avenue h^me is on the tax duplicate for $46,120, but is said to be worth at least $1jO,000. HIGHWAYMEN ATTACK SLEIGH. Mr*. F. W. Vanderbilt's Niece Obe of Party Which Foils Robbers. Special to The New York Times. POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y., Feb. 25.-Mrs. Thomas Howard, niece of Mrs. Frederick W. Vanderbilt and wife of the manager of Mr. Vanderbilt’s large estate at Hyde Park, a few miles north of Poughkeepsie, had a scare Tuesday night when she almost was the victim of highwaymen. Mrs. Howard was driven to Poughkeepsie to see William Faversham in " Lord and Lady Algy.” She took with her as a companion a trained nurse. They made the trip in an open sleigh, the ladies occupying the rear seat, and Edward Ward the front seat with Harvey Horrocks, the coachman. Near midnight, at a lonely place four miles north of here, two men suddenly sprang out from clumps of shrubbery, and, running up behind the sleigh, jumped in. The ladies, who were greatly frightened, screamed loudly, and the men on the front seat endeavored to seize the intruders, but they succeeded in getting free and escaped. The strangers were evidently tramps. If their purpose was robbery, they were disappointed, for neither Mrs. Howard nor her companion lost money or jewelry. FIFTH lYEHBE BLOCK Bottle-Strewn Tunnel All the Way from 27th to 28th Street. NEIGHBORHOOD PLUNDERED Bottle* of Milk, Packages of Groceries, and Portions of Fences Levied On by Tattered Freebooters. ONE CENT MASSACRE BY RUSSIANS? ftlaewfcere. TWO CErtff. Manchus Reported Slain — Kuropatkin Says No Japanese Will Get Home. LONDON, 'Feb. 26.-The Tien-Tsin correspondent of The Standard sends a report from a native source that the Russians have burned a large village near the Sungari River and massacred the inhabitants, including the women, in revenge for an a. tempt to wreck the Sungari bridge. Another Repulse of the Japanese Is Reported. HAPPY HORSE IN A SEWER. Pro* 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 directly east of Fifth A venue, led to the discovery that a dozen or more tattered tramps, old and young, have been making 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 begun. Owing, it is supposed, to the troubles which developed in the building traces, the work was abandoned after it had progressed to the extent of digging a hole the width of the lot and about eight feet from the street front on the Twenty-seventh Street side. The excavation was on an average 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 portions of fenee3 and similar inflammable material had also disappeared. They say, too, that men of strange and rough appearance have been seen lurking about the abandoned 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 articles, appeared at the West Thirtieth Street Station last night 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 evidently secured picks and shovels somewhere 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, &c., while at the Twenty-seventh Street entrance a j PEKING, Feb. 26.—Private advices received here from NIu-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 murdered. The Russian soldiery at Niu-Chwang are so undisciplined that the place is unfit for European women. ENEMY NEAR VLADIVOSTOK? Japanese Are Said to Have Landed at Possiet Bay and to Be Threatening Kirin. After a Thlrty-five-Foot Fall, He ceeds to Take Life Easy. Almost everybody living in the Parkville district of Brooklyn is deeply interested _ In efforts which are being, made to rescue I iarge pile of ashes seemed to indicate that a big horse from ,a sewer excavation 35 j tbé ■ denizens of the tunnel most often gathered there. Mrs. Shea said that had several times seen a thin column of ARREST STOPS FITCH PLAY. Manager of * Her Own Way ” Arrested for Employing Child Actors. Special to The New York Times. ...» .............-    ,    mB ----------------------------------- CHICAGO, Feb. 28.-Charged with violat- called into the affair because he is a warm j ^ tbe top of tbe ladder. On this occasion, ing the child labor law by employing four personal friend of Air. Bryan, and also be-1 'when two women and three children per- j children in Clyde Fitch’s play, "Her Own ' " “    *    *-    - —fiaant nf the Tam- f ished in the flames, Kelly almost lost his j Way.” now being presented a the Illinois life, falling back into a roum with an un- J Theatre, with Maxine Elliott as the star, conscious woman in his arms. Chief Howe j Business Manager M. A. Yack 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 j Wolf’s court, injury. “ Kelly was one of the bravest fellows in the department,” said Battalion Chief Howe J last night. “ The Baltimore fire was re- ; sponsible for his death. - He was popular j with the men, and only recently had been i feet deep in Foster Avenue, near Gravesend j' Avenue, into which it fell on Tuesday afternoon. The horse, which rolled iin]hurt to the bottom of . the deep trench, has been stabled and fed there for two days, and appears to be entirely happy and comfortable in its strahg* quarters:    . The animal wtoich is in such a queer ¿rtight 1» -owned by Patrick Kaenan,A -farmer of Coney Island Avenue, near Foster AVenUe. On Tuesday afternoon he was driving the horse, and in trying to turn it around, backed it into . the excavation. Keenan jumped and escaped falling. The cart was wrecked in the fail, 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 comfortable as possible where it was. With one of his men he descended into the hole and built a rough shelter over the animal with smoke arising from the lot, and supposed that her fence had gone as fuel for these camp fires. Sergt. Shibles told the .p^Jlcornen on the near-by posts to watch the' excavation for the return of the cave dwellers, but said «hey-could.wait #11*11 daylight to examine the recesses of the tunnel. JEROME TALKS AT PRINCETON. Advocates Breaking Up Universal Suffrage and Raising Political Standards. Special to The New York Times. PRINCETON, N. J., Feb. 25.-District Attorney Jerome lectured here this evening on "College Men in Politics.” President in introducing Mr. Jerome, com- PARIS, Feb. 26.—The St. Petersburg correspondent of the Echo de Paris says that Gen. Kuropatkin has started for hi# home to take leave of his mother before going to the Far East, and he quotes the General as having said: “ This war may last eighteen months, but every arrangement has been made that no Jdfcanese, after having landed, shall return to his country.” BOYS BURNED IN A CHURCH. Pastor Was Illustrating Fairy %tories and Kettle Exploded. CINCINNATI, Feb. 25.—An accident at the Richmond Street Christian Church here to-night resulted in ten children being seriously burned and others painfully injured. Seven of those burned are in the City Hospital, and it is thought that many others may have been hurt. The Sunday school room was crowded for an entertainment given by the Rev. Vernon 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 arlcohol. This was set afire to furnish weird lights for the fairy stories. Suddenly a draught struck the stream of alcohol and an explosion folio ed. All of those seated 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 Confessed Mother Says She Uses Cocaine. - 1 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 $2,000 bail by United States Commissioner Shields, charged with robbing the mails. The specific complaint dealt with a registered letter containing $20 sent by a young woman of the neighborhood to her brother The Inspectors ST. PETERSBURG, Feb. 25.— Major Gen, Pflug (the chief of staff of Viceroy Alex-ieff) telegraphs as follows under to-day’s date: " The enemy again attacked Port Arthur from 1 to 3 A. M., and were everywhere repulsed. Details follow.” Following the dispatch of Gen.. Pflug Viceroy Alexieff sent in an identical report to the C2ar. The fact that the Japanese have renewed the attack is interpreted here either as meaning that they are determined to bottle up or destroy the Russian fleet at Port Arthur in order to give themselves freedom for land manoeuvres to cut off or invest the city, or as a feint to cover a movement elsewhere. PORT ARTHUR, Feb. 25.-At about t o’clock yesterday morning the Japanese made a desperate attempt to block the ?n-trance of the inner harbor and dock. With this object four mercl^mt steamers, accompanied by torpedo vessels, were sen« from two sides toward the entrance of the channel. The movement was perceived by the Ret-vizan, which was lying in the channel and which opened fire immediately, .it the same time the guns of the forts were turned upon the enemy, and a furious cannonade ensued, lasting until 5 in the morning. The Japanese failed to effect their , purpose. Ail four steamers were sunk. They are lying in the following positions: One behind Golden Hill, or : near the RetviXan, and two between the entrance of the channel and the Lao-thie-Shan Peninsula. Two of the vessels are still burning. The cruisers Bayan and Novik pursued the Japanese torpedo flotilla. It Is said that one of tne torpedo boats was sunk. At about 9 yesterday morning a Japauee® squadron of considerable size approached Port Arthur, and the Bayan and Novik wera in Chicago a month ago. *ne    ordered to face the Japanese ships, which, say Miss Mallerau confessed with the ut- j    ^    ^____ most coolness that she had taken the money, and had stolen about $50 from other let .rs. She had been employed in the place for about a year, and her mother, who lives on Staten Island, said she be-, lieved her to be irresponsible because of her addiction to the use of cocaine taken maid for Helene Mora, the actress, who died last Summer. Wilson.    r some boards. Then he laid some straw for j ^e^^ork^Uy. ^Mr^Jerome said in part: I as snuff. The girl was for five years a the hcrse, blanketed and fed the beast, and j «. the average college man the term — left it for the night. The next day the j    .    means something very vague. I farmer continued his efforts to get the j P^,t __an political science, but the very !       ~    “ horse out. advised and aided by the police, j    mattcr of securing and controlling ciQUT SANTO DOMINGO. hut tailed.    _    j    Potes    ,n a community. From the crowded j    -- Yesterday afternoon the Society tor the    nt dlstricts in our great cities come    Renel    Government Attack, Many of Cruelty ‘° AnlmalS Was ln- 1 ihe which piace men in high posi- j    ^ or Wounded. Prevention of Cruelty formed of the horse’s plight, and work was j begun on an inclined plane, up which the 1 horse probably will be taken to-day. The horse is being fed regularly, and, rather than being disturbed over the queer fix it is ih, seems to enjoy the rest. James M. Guffey, Democratic j prornoted to the position of engineer. He Committeeman from Pennsyl- j ^ad three or four children, and I guess he never had a chance to save much money.” . cause he is to-day a confidant of the Tammany leader. At the Hoffman House last night, awaiting Mr. Brvan’s coming we-e Mr. Mack, Mayor James Head of Nashville, who is the* Democratic National Committeeman from Tennessee; Mi\ Stanchfield, and Dr. John H. Girdner, a personal friend of Mr. Bryan’s. Mr. Hill was at the theatre when Mr. Bryan arrived, but returned a little before midnight. Natipnal vania, also reached the city during the j evening, but he registered a block away, at j the Fifth Avenue Hotel, and will not see Mr. Bryan until this morning. When Mr. Bryan reached the Hoffman House, and registered he was surprised to find some newspaper men awaiting him. ” How did you know I was coming? ” he asked. ” Well, as I am completely hemmed In, I might as well give up.” Replying to questions, Mr. Bryan said that since his visit here a few weeks ago he had been in eight of the Southern State:-,' and had held soYne of the best-attended meetings he ever saw. “There is far more sentiment in the South for reaffirmation of the Kansas City The children, who appear on the stage at a teatable and in childfsh games for half an hour, are a feature of the first act. Without them, it is declared, the performance cannot proceed.    ;/• MAYOR SNUBS ROOSEVELT. TO HIDE INSURANCE LOSSES. Companies Won't Give Baltimore Fig-ures—a. J. Cassatt Praises the City. Special to The Nczv York Times. BALTIMORE, Feb. 25.—No official statement of the aggregate losses paid by insurance companies on property destroyed in the greit fire, or of losses claimed will be issued. By a vote of 41 to 31 the General Loss Committee of the insurance companies so décidée’ to-day, but no reason is j assigned for the action. Chairman Paul Turner said to-night that" ! platform,” he said, " than any of the news- j the general work of adjustment was pro- j papers seem willing to credit. I have been j Ceeding smoothly, and that some 1,800 * appealing -to the consciences of the voters J ciaims had been satisfactorily settled along much the same-lines as my talk on \ 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 uary, and I have found a most wholesome j burned district of the city. When asked to New Orleans’» Executive Declines to Invite Him to That City. Special to The New York Times. NEW ORLEANS, La., Feb. 25.—Mayor Paul Capdevielle 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, Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee. . He said the people of New Orleans and Louisiana had suffered great humiliation and discourtesy at the hands of the President when he was invited to attend the big Louisiana centennial celebration here last December. President Roosevelt had not even done ! them the courtesy, he said, to reply to their urgent reauests to either come or send a representative! of the National Government. The Mayor remarked it was an insult to the 300,000 people he represented. Hons The votes are controlled by the district leader. We reformers think we possess knowledge, but it is as nothing compared to that of these men. SANTO DOMINGO, Feb. 22.-Govemment forces‘attacked San Pedro de Maeoris last Saturday. They went in in small boats however, did not open fire and afterward steamed away in the direction of Dalny. Their work is to come in personal con- j with the intention of landing, but were re- to get persons indebted to them for services rendered. The district leader is the great __employment    bureau. The damage he does is Hurts Child’s Eye, Owner Faint«, and incalculable because Inspired by hope of HAIR DYE EXPLOSION HAVOC. tact with as many    people as    possible,    and ;    ce|ved with a fusillade from the Insurgents ..    ..      .    which resulted in many being killed or wounded. The gunboat President© then bombarded the town and inflicted much damage. Later Is Arrested. The home of Mrs. Esther Schachter, a hair dresser, at 119 Columbia Street, was the scene of excitement yesterday, following the alleged explosion of a bottle of hair dye, which may caiise the loss of one of the Schachter children's eyes and resulted in bringing to court the agent who had the explosive liquid in his possession and who fainted .in the midst of the havoc his wares had wrought. Adam Roth, an Orchard Street dealer in hair goods, in displaying articles to Mrs. Schachter, pulled from his overcoat pocket a beer bottle with an airtight stopper, and which, Mrs. Schachter says, he told her contained a hair dye preparation that was highly explosive. In alarm Mrs. Schachter told him to replace it in his pocket, but he put it on the table and the two resumed their conversation. A loud report deafened Roth and his prospective customer, broke the window glass, j and jarred insecure articles to the floor. A j dense and suffocating smoke filled the I room. Max Schachter, ten years old, who lay on 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 reward. ’    - “It is here that work of the college student comes in. You can’t rule Cherrv 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    morning. the country’s bounty. He owes it to him-    ^ self, his country,* and his college to break up the power of these district leaders. We must break up this universal suffrage and raise the political standard in this country.”    _ The attack and the bombardment were renewed on Sunday. The rebels fired on the Presidente and damaged her about the waterline. This obliged the gunboat to leave and return here. The Government gunboat Independencia arrived here this 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 until late last nigh: the blow ranged In velocity from sixty-one miles an hour down to thirty-six miles, and the wintry northwest blasts drove away Wednesday’s promises of early Spring. The windstorm began soon after midnight yesterday, when the breeze, which had been in the. west, shifted about toward the north, and began to increase. Hour by The United States training ship Hartford arrived here yesterday to relieve the cruiser Columbia, which left for St. Thomas, D. W. I. This city is quiet. PARIS, Feb. 26.— In a dispatch from St« Petersburg a correspondent of the Echo ¿a Paris says the last -Japanese attack at Port Arthur was repulsed brilliantly. He refers to the. reported second attack« and says the Japanese were again oblige*! to quit the roadstead. It Is presumed that the entire squadron joined in the second attack hoping to avenge the repulse of th# preceding day. The Japanese are supposed to have in* curred further losses during this long fight« Admiral Stark has telegraphed that h* expects a third attack. TOKIO, Feb. 24.—Storms are interfering with naval operations. The Yellow Sea is being swept by gales« heavy snow is falling, and the weather IS bitterly cold. response. The voters do not consider so much at this time the candidate as the issue, and if the issues are presented right, the candidate will be right. I think that •when the different newspapers finally give tip the struggle to win the prize which I offered for the best 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 myself; the last one was good enough fbr me, INDEX TO DEPARTMENTS. Commercial World.— Page 10.. Amusements.—Page 9: give his views upon what he saw, he said that the main impression left upon his mind j was the extent of the destruction. “ i am sure, however,” he said, “that! Baltimore will rise from its ashes and be- \ come a greater city than ever. The spirit is clearly animating its business men, and I have no doubt that Baltimoreans will accomplish all that lies before them in the tremendous task of reconstruction in a highly creditable manner.” Vice President Green of the Pennsylvania Railroad said that a thrill of admiration went throughout the world when the Monumental City announced that -it would care RARE MINERALS IN TEXAS. More Large Deposit* of Radio-Active Substance« Discovered. Special to The New York Times. AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 25,—Additional discoveries of large deposits of rare earths and minerals containing radio-active properties are reported from the Llano mineral district near here. A Pittsburg company, is mining gadolin-ite and yttria, and is shipping large quantities of th gadolinite to its laboratory at -Rnth the agent, had fallen to the floor j hour it gained until at 8 o'clock mtho faint. When resuscitated he left I Aorning it had reached a veioci y    - later appeared in Essex j in a dead the house, but Market Court before Magistrate Ommen. Mrs Schachter alleges criminal negligence. The hearing was continued to next Monday. .    ..    Pittsburg, where it is utilized for making for its own without the outside aid that    filiment    or    glower    of    an    incandescent was proffered from    every side. The Penn-    j    ■ burner and electric lamp,    The    Llan<* Arrivals at Hotels and Out-of-Town Buy- >    syiVania. the Vice    President said, would    j    d|gtrjct jg the only place In    the    world ers.—Page 7.    I    co-operate in the work of rehabilitating U19    j    wbere this mineral is mined for    exclusively; Business Troubles.—Page 7.    i    city.    ___ i    in other districts where it is found    it oc- liosse3Ci' №er-Paei 2.1    I    Schooner Thomas    W. Lawson Floated. CAVE-IN KILLS FIVE MINERS. four miles. At noon the weather man re corded fifty-two miles, and in the afternoon it reached its height. Several times it sixty-one miles, from which it to thirty-six or thereabout. CAB BREAKS WOMAN’S JAW. • —  - Mrs. Bessie Lester Run Down at Broadway and Forty-sixth Street. Mrs. Bessie Lester, twenty-seven years old. of 100 West Forty-sixth Street, was knocked down by a cab yesterday afternoon on the crosswalk at Broadway and Forty-sixth Street, and received a fracture of the jaw. The carriage was driven by William Larkin of 200 West Eighty-fourth Mrs. Lester was standing at the corner waiting for a car. The ^driver had hardiy warned, her of the danger when she was under the horses’ hoofs. She was taken into a nearby drug store, and Dr.Knipe of Roosevelt Hospital attended her. She refused to go to the hospital, and after her jaw was bandaged went home. Larkin was not arrested. ___ WOMAN HURT IN COLLISION. LONDON, Feb. 26.—The British Foreign Office has received an official dispatch saying that not one of the Japanese torpedo boats was injured in .the’attack on Port Arthur on Feb. 24. .. No further news of an attack at Port Arthur after the engagement in which the Japanese attempted to sink vessels in such a manner as to block the harbor entrance has reached London. Almost all the English newspapers, in discussing Viceroy Alexieff’s reports, Incline to the belief that Admiral Togo succeeded so far as to make the channel impassable for large battleships, even if it is still free to smaller craft, and presume that the reported second attock, if it did take place, was devoted to an attempt to sink further obstacles to navigation. JAPANESE NEAR VLADIVOSTOK. Reported to Have Landed at Possiet Bay and to be Advancing. YIN-KOW, Feb. 25.—Native reports that reached sixty-one mnes, nuui    .-    ,       I    tv,« Japanese landed at Possiet Bay and Way *° 1 —, —. --on*. wind increased, and at 9 o’clock yesterday morning it reached 14 degrees. In the afternoon it went up to 16 degrees, and then j began falling again. Victims of Minnie Healy Mine Accident Caught by Falling Rock.    ,    ~ t‘h'e barb0r ice-coated vessels were to BUTTE Mont., Feb. 25.—Five miners were j be geen once more. All ferryboats were de-killed by a cave-in of earth and rock in the | jayGd> and several of the big steamships Minnie Healy mine this afternoon. The ac- j ^ich came up yesterday had to lay-to off ««AitrrMi nn the sixth floor of the QUarantlne for several hours owing to the inability of the little revenue cutter or the Marine Intelligence and Foreign Mails.— CAPE HENRY, Va.. Feb. 25.—The seven- \ masted schooner Thomas W* Lawson, which "Was aground off Point Breeze, "Va., was floated to-day, arid passed off the Capes apparently uninjured. s.—Page 10. ge 12. Page 7. New Corporation Real Estate.*—Pi Society.—Page 91 United Service.—Page 10. Weather Report.—Page 9. Yesterday’s Fires.—Page 2. curs in feldspar mining as a bi-product. Extensive deposits of other rare minerals have just been discovered in the Llano district.    v Now I* the Time to visit Pinehurst, Camden, and Florida resorts. . Seaboard Florida Limited 1* aved New York I 12:55 p; M. daily, and will land you at any of comes the TmesYScotch mide. dlenlivet Scotch f tfejg ^“¿way^Adv.°m9®' From the  ____ finest Scotch is Usher’s Scotch.—Adv. cldent occurred on the sixth floor 1,000-foot level. Early in the day Foreman Joseph Kane was informed that the ground in that place was very soft, and in danger of falling, and he withdrew all the miners who were working there. This afternoon a shift boss took four men. into the place to bulkhead and otherwise strengthen the weak spots. Just how the fall came will never be known, as not one of the five escaped. Only two bodies have been recovered. doctor’s tug to get alongside. Three of the vessels brought great numbers of steerage /passeners from the w'hrm countries of These people presented 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 meet a party of friends for dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria, was overturned early last evening in collision with a crosstown 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 Street Station and taken into the hotel suf-from ‘ a sprained ankle. She was Bellevue Southern Europe. These people presen tea altended by Dr. Wheatman of a nitiful sight as they stood in their light :t    and FAMOUS TRAINS TO FLORIDA. Y & Fla. Spechi,” 2:10 P. M. “ Fla. garments on the deoks of the vessels whllo thp freezing spray flew over them. None of the sailing vessels left port because of the danger of loosing their sails. <3u»veral large ships and many schooners i which have been loaded for a long time and were ice bound in the harbor until the 1 warm weather of two days ago were ready * ^ to sail yesterday, but all agreed after.* - fering attend { Hospital and went home Weat‘Indian Ltd.,”'»:25 A. M. Unexcelled serv- f ,Y*Towed'to* Sandy Hook that it would oe ice via Penn. & Atlantic Coast Line, 1,161 B way, J    too    mUch    to    go outside. —Adv.    . Arnold, who had received a scalp wound in falling from his seat, was locked up on charges of intoxication and reckless driving.    _______ . Hunchun and toward Kirin have received qualified confirmation from English missionary refugees who have arrived at Niu- Chwang. These missionaries say the Russo-Chi-nese Bank has removed from Kirin to Kwang-cheng-Tsi, where commercial interests are seeking safety arid defense. This reported advance has produced consternation among the European civilians residing on the line of march. It is reported also that the Russian Government bureau at Vladivostok has withdrawn to Khabarovsk. 12* 40 noon daily, except Sunday. viaP. к. к. t¡    «“ÑiLír• к LONDON, Feb. 26.-If the report Yin Kow of a Japanese landing near V yostok. which at present is based on sionary and native statements, s ;