Democrat and Chronicle from Rochester, New York on February 20, 1910 · Page 3
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Rochester, New York
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" 3 VALUE OF COAL , IN ALASKA MINES Senate Committee Astonished by Figurei. j IMMENSE PROFIT EXPECTED Interesting Description o! How Claims Were Extended Before Mines Were Acquired by Guggenheim-Morgan Syndicate Washington, Feb. 10. For a few hours to-day the Semite Committee ou Territories heard Manager Stephen Rirch of the liuggonlieim-Morgan Alaska syndicate reel oft figures concerning the value of the coal in the Cunningham and other Alaska, coal and copper mines that were quite calculated 10 cause the heads of the members of the committee . to swim. I'lucing the tonnage in the Cunningham mines at .r0,(H.iO,i KjO, lie said that the conl could probably be ' taken out so as to net a profit of S2"v ; 00O.000. i This statement taken in connection with the fact that the syndicate had , agreed to pay only $i"ii,IH)0 for half of I the property, aroused much interest. Mr. It ire h placed the probable output of the entire Itering river coal district, of j which the Cunningham group is a part. I at .$,ri00,00t),fKKI tons with a net value' of $:2 10,000,000, and a gross value of J'J0O,(,K)0,()OO. Hut there was another portjou of Mr. Itirch's testimony which attracted even more attention than that relating to the coal. It had reference to his efforts to extend the holdings of the Alaska Coal and Copper Company, in the llnnnnzA group of copper mines, before it was acquired by the Guggenheim-Morgan syndicate, Responding to questions from Sena-ton Fruitier, Mr. Hirrh said that some of the land now embraced in that group had been located by himself through the use of his own name and the name of other stockholders of the company. "Iid the company furnish the money to pay for the claims?" asked Mr. Fra.ier. Mr.l.irA said it did and mentioned some of lie stockholders whose names bad been so used. "They were mere dummies, were they not V" asked the Tenesce Senator. "No, indeed," responded the witness, "they were interested in the property. I located a claim myself." "Was there an uuderstanding with the company that these claims should be turned over?" Mr. Frasier asked. "There was no such understanding," was the reply, "I was there as manager, and I went ahead and made the locations to protect the company. The land was desirable und the law was complied with in nil our proceedings." Testifying concerning the (Juggen-heim-Morgan options on the Cunningham mines. Mr. Kirch said they covered wily a half interest, the Cunningham people retaining the rest. The syndicate had to pay $-50,000 and to furnish the transportation. The company was to be capitalized for !f,").0OO.0OO. lie estimated that it would cost $1.7.") per ton to mine the coal and that it could be marketed at a profit of 50 cents a ton. ; Mr. Itirch denied that the syndicate had ever employed a lobbyist to represent it in Washington. SEYLER GETS THIRD DEGREE Admits Nothing That Would Connect Him with Murder ol Girl. Atlantic City, X. J., Feb. 1!). After subjecting the prisoner throughout the night to a trying ordeal of the "third degree" the pulice authorities of this city admitted that William Seyler, accused of causing the death of Jane Adams whose body was washed on the beach last Sunday had admitted nothing to them that would incriminate him. An inquest in the case will be held either Monday or Tuesday. It was learned to-day that: there was' a difference of opinion among the nu-; thorities whether the death of Jane Adams was accidental, suicide or murder. While the coroner did not say so, the impression was gained after a talk with him that he does not believe the; Kill was murdered. Orvis Seyler. William's younger brother, was not questioned to any extent by the police during the night. lie is held more as a witness than anything else. MIDDLETOWN IN REFORM THROES Crusade Next Against Euchre and Bridge Whist Parties. Bpavlal Dlxpetca to lim Democrat and Chronic). Middletowu. X. Y'., Feb. 19. Mid-dletown has been iu the throes of a re. , form movement for the past two weeks, during which the lid has been on iu thu fullest sense of the word. It is uov? i claimed that there isn't a gambling house Or illegal resort of uny kiud doing business in the city. To-day Mayor Lawrence took up the , matter of slot machine iu cigar stores - and notified the proprietors of all stores that they would have to stop operating! these machines. As a result every slot j machine was put out of business. j , The next matter to he taken up will ; be a crusade against progressiv euchre . and bridge parlies. A curfew law is al- so being agitated and it is hoped that in due time Middletow u will be uutu-, bered amoug the truly good cities. State Y. M. C. A. Convention. Syracuse, Feb. 10. The state convention of Y. M. C. A. opened in this city to-day with a good attendance. Conferences of the employees of the association were held. To-morrow leading men iu the organization will speak iu the churches of the city. In the aft-eruoon a mass meeting for men will be addressed by C. A. Karbour. of New York. On Monday meetings will be held iu the hotels aud factories. Death of Character Actor. I New York, Feb. 10. Neill Kurgess. : known the country over as a clever character actor, who made one of the greatest hits in later nineteenth century comedy productions in "The County Fair," died to day at his'home here, tie hail been ill for a long period and his death was not unlocked for. Mr. Hinges was born in Boston in 1S.M, and made his stage debut iu that city, . MOST REMARKABLE RECOVERY FROM ASTHMA Wisconsin Miia Willing to Neglect Business te Talk About It Three years ago Mr. Tracy I'riirhard. who has the cigar privilege jn the Hotel Matthewson, Parsons, Kan., and is well known to the traveling public, reported to the Austrian laboratory his complete recovery from asthma through the use of the new specific, aseatco. When recently questioned as to the permanency of his cure, Mr. I'riU'hnrd said: "I can truthfully say that I am cured after -" years of suffering. I changed climates and took everything I ever heard of, but aseatco came to my rescue." This statement was made December 12, I'.HC). und proves that ascatco's . work was permanent. Moreover, Mr. I'ritchard says: "I recommend aseatco to all sufferers from asthma and will neglect business to talk of its merits." His opinion regarding nscutco's marvelous efficiency is the same held by thousands of former asthmatics. Kvery asthma sufferer may learn what effect awn too will have :!i their own case by using the trial treatment, which is sent free of charge to anyone who will write to the Austrian Laboratory, ;!'' West Twenty-fifth street, New-York City. The genuine aseatco may now be procured, for regular treatment, in both the 50 cent and sizes, at the 1 bike Drug Co., Hyde's, and other leading drug stores. CHANCE TO REFORM DENIED British Subject Who Had Committed Theft Sent Back. New York, Feb. 10. The cry of a fainting woman on the American line pier to-day, when the steamship St. Louis sailed for Furope, revealed a story of the perfidy of a false friend and the futile effort of an alien to live down a single offense against Kritish laws. On board the St. Louis was Felix l'.ihl, deported because he had served four months for stealing uu automobile in London. Hihl left Kngland to begin life anew and was married recently in Germany. The couple came here last fall and their good appearance caused the immigration inspectors to pnss them. The couple were prospering when, early in January, a friend secretly informed the federal officers that Hihl had served time. Hihl admitted the offense and said all he wanted was a fair chance to'ettrii a living and become a respectable citizen. The verdict of the board of inquiry was that Itihl must-go back. Mrs. Kihl will follow her husband to Kngland. NINE SAVED FROMBURNING Caught ia Lite Nets at Tenement Fire in Newark, N. J. New York, Feb. 10. Nine persons were saved from death by tire to-day by jumping info life nets from a burning tenement in Newark, X. J. Smoke and tlames below made it impossible for the tenants to escape from the upper floors. Firemen quickly spread their life nets and the nine men, women and children caught by the datura jumped one by one to safety. None was injured. One girl who was rendered unconscious by smoke, was rescued by firemen who raised a ladder and groped their way through the smoke-lilled rooms until they found her atid carried her to the ground. ADVISED TO WEIGH BREAD LOAVES State Sealer Says There Is Great Ditierence in Weight. Albany, Feb. 10. Houswives who are eudeavoriug to keep down the cost of living by practicing every day economies are advised by Dr. Fritz Iteich-mann, state superintendent of weights and measures, to weigh their loaves of bread to see how much they are getting. "A "i-cent loaf of white bread as sold by some bakers." said Mr. Ueichnuinn to day, "weighs eleven ounces and other bakers furnish loaves weighing all the way to -5 ounces. Ten-cent loaves vary from 2-t to 84 1-2 ounces, so that the smallest of the 10-cent loaves is smaller than the largest of the Scout loaves of some bakers. In some bakeries where the average of a 5-ceut loaf is 10 ouie es. the average of a 10-cent loaf is only "-I ounces, so that it is cheaper to buy two fi-cent loaves than one 10-cent loaf. "A 5-oent loaf of rye bread varies with different bakers from 15 !-- to "X l-L ounces, and a 10-cent loaf will vary from Uti 1-- to .'HI l-'J ounces. An S cent loaf of rye bread varies from "1 to "S l-'J ounces. "There is no law In the statute books requiring the marking of loaves of bread as to vt hat the weight is as there is for instance in Chicago and Washington or in the slate of Massachusetts." NEGRO BEGS FOR PROTECTION Confesses to Assaulting Girls and Is Feartul ot Lynching. Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 10. William Jacksou. o years old, the negro jauitor who last night confessed to assaulting live young white girls, was taken before the Grand Jury to-tlny. Prosecutor Conkliug has promised he shall be tried immediately. Coming so close upon the hanging here on February Hth of two negroes for nssaulting a white woman, an intense feeling against .Incksou 1ms been aroused, lint there hm been no public demonstration. To-day Jackson still was fearful that he would be killed and begged the officers to protect him. Fourteen Passengers Injured. Chicago. Feb. 10. A Chicago & j Northwestern train was wrecked near! Little Suamico. Wis., early to-day and fourteen passengers were injured, uone fatally. One of the sleepers was overturned ami had to be broken open to get I lie passengers out. The other sleepers were badly smashed aud the smokiug car was hurled 4K.t feet. Charged with Breach ol Trust. Mexico City, Kelt. IP Ceorge I. Ilnni, who was presidem of the t utted Stale Banking Company which went into the . hands of a retell er scleral weeks ago. wan arrested to-day at a seultariuut, ou j a chsree of breach of trust. It Is charged that milling stock gireu as security lor loans is missing. ' City Marshal Shot by Robbers. I Oklahoma City, tikis., Feb. 1!). Cal Perry, city marshal of Klanchard, a town seventy-live miles south of here, was shot and seriously wounded early to-day in a battle with seven robbers who had blown up the vault of Ihe First Suite Bank, of Itlaiichard, The robbers escaped ou luiuilcarss j PACKERS' TRIAL MAY BE IN NEW JERSEY Capiases to Be Issued for Indicted Men. i New York. Feb. 10. "If the National I'ai-kiug Company and its directors are indicted, capiases will be issued for the indicted men and they will be brought to New Jersey for trial," declared Assistant Prosecutor McCarthy of Hudson county txluy. ' I h'lie heard it .said," added Mr. McCarthy, "that J. Ogden Armour, one of the company's directors, says that if we want him we will have to come after him. Weli. whether he said that or n d. if he is indicted we will go after him all right. He may be sure of that." The jury that yesterday ordered Prosecutor Garvan to draw up the form of an indictment agalust the National Packing Company and its directors did not wet to-day, its next session being set for Wednesday of next week when it is expected thnt such indictments as uru found will be returned. Kenneth 10, McClarreu, resident 'li'tn-urer f the National Packing Companv, called at the county Court House iu Jersey City to-day ami ptu point blink to Mr. (tirvr.a the ouestioti whether or not the .illieer.; of the tomiiniiy had been or were to t" indicted. The prosecutor ap pea red surprised at Mr. McClarren's call and informed the Inner that he could give him no informaticu whatever on the ; ti'ijeot. CRASHES THROUGH TRESTLE One Killed, Three Fatally Hurt in Wreck, of Freight Engine, Wheeling, W. Ya Feb. 1!. A Wheeling it Lake Krie railroad freight engine, running wild, crashed through a trestle over a creek, fifteen miles from here early to-day, falling a distance of thirty feet and burying the engineer, fireman and two breakmen, riding in the cati, beneath a twisted mass of iron. The fireman wus killed. The thret! other trainmen were probably fatally injured. A special train brought theiu to this city. LEAPS FROM TRESTLE INTO RIVER Youth Has to Break Ice to Swim Ashore at Stamford. Bpartal Dlfpatch to the Pemucra an J Chronicle. Stamford, Conn., Feb. I!). Caught on u trestle west of the Stamford railway station by a freight train, Charles Dixon, IS years old, of Orange street, to-day jumped off the trestle into Kippowau river, twenty feet below. "I had to break the ice to get ashore," said he. "and handicapped by my overcoat, I hail a hard time of it. However, I thought it better to risk the jujtnp than to try to run across the trestle ahead of the train." WOULD SEE MOTHER BEFORE DEATH Greek with Broken Back Sails to His Native Lnnd. New York, Feb. 10. Although his back was broken recently while he was n track walker ut Kansas City and death from the injury confront him, James Chellos endured the torture of a railroad journey from the west on a stretcher and sailed to-duy on the steamer Martha Washington, bound for his native land, Greece. Desire to see his mother oiu-e more before he dies prompted Chellos to take the journey. Physicians believe that the sheer force of will which has sustained him thus far will last until his old home is reached. Did Not Die of Poisoning. New York, Feb. 10. An autopsy performed to-day on the body of Miss Lucille Clark. "- years old, daughter of a Kritish army officer, w ho died here in a hotel yesterday, indicates that she did not die of ptomaine poisoning as was at first thought. The viscera have been sent to the College of Physicians and Surgeons for analysis. The Beauty Of Firm Flosh Lies In the Power of Itirlt Wood to keep It E'er dear and ( lean. Muart's Calcium Wafers free. The secret of firm, strong, supple flesh is good, rich, constant flowing blood. When hollow checks appear and hidden pigments make the eyes look like burnt boles iu a blauket, the blood is sick and out of tune. The effect vl Impure anil pure blued It seen at once on the face. Impurities fill it with poisons, the tlesli hat'-iors these poisous, and tlu lungs cannot eliminate them as they should. It needs a purifier. Stuart's Calcium Wafers give to the blood through the same channels as food all the strength and stimulus necessary to remove the impurities and to make rich cipi.M'les which will feed the body or ngl-i its enemies. Time was when poor blood p risers had to be used, such as herbs and roots, powdered minerals, etc., but thanks to latter day achievement the Stuart process gives to the system the lull rich strength of Calcium Sulphide, lie .neatest blood purifier known to science. These liillc powerful wafers are pre pared by one of the luo-d noted iwpert pharmaceutical chemists iu the world aud so far as science is concerned no , expense has been spared to make t Join I perfect. j They contain Quassia, Gold Seal, and Fuealyptus, each a most powerful j aiil to the blond of man. Thousands of people use ibc-ie wafers Willi religious tetti. and their testimonial evidence is an unfailing source of in-ieret to one who reads it. Melancholy marks every suffering,, woman, yet one should be armed with j this knowledge and make up one's mind i to try Smart's Calcium Wafers at once. ' Kvery druggist carries them. Price 50c. or send us your name and we will semi y.oil a trial package by mail free. Address F. A. Stuart Co., 17o Stuart Kldg., Marshall, Mich.. j PANICFOLLOWS THEATER FIRE FIVE HUNDRED THROWN INTO BURNING BASEMENT. ONEKILLED.MANY HURT Johnstown, Pa., Feb. 1!). -Five huu-dred persons attending a small theater at Pattou near here to-night were pre-eipitated into the basement of the building when the floor collapsed, during a (ire, and one person was killed. Men, women and children were struggling in the debris and to add to the panic- the firemen were forced to turn streams of water iuto the basement where tie crowd was struggling to escape the Haines. The lire started from ah unknown origin, iu the basement of the building while the theater on the first floor was filled with persons watching a movins picture show. By the time smoke began to appear in the room the floor had already been weakened by the flames ami when the rush for the doors began, the floor collapsed, allowing the struggling crowd to drop in a mass to the base-nieut. The entire structure was burned. The upper part of the building was occupied by business otlices. While one body has been recovered, a score of the rescued are injured seriously, several of them fatally, while hardly a person iu the building escaped without bruises and scratches. In the rush for the exits, two coal stoves were overturned. Many of the victims succeeded iu climbing out of the basement to safely, but many others were caught under the timbers ami trampled by those who had been thrown ou top iu the collapse. Many of the victims were pinned down and unable to extricate themselves and were rescued by volunteers, the crowds, attracted by the crash and the screams of llij victims under the ruins, almost tearing the building to pieces iu recovering the injured. Pattou is a conl town of about M.ifKI population and the .Cambria and Clearfield division of hie 1'eunsylvuuia. Kail-road in Cambria county. DEATH OF PRESIDENT OF THE REICHSTAG Count von Stolberg Succumbs to Month's Illness. Berlin, Feb. 10. Count I'do von Ktolbcrg-Woruigerode, president of the Iteichstag, died this evening alter an illness ot one month. Death was directly due to pueumonia. Count von Stolberg was born at Berlin in IS-ltl. Hi; was a life member of the Prussian upper house, a major-general, unattached, and a privy councillor of the state, lie served for a period as vice-president of the Iteichstag, and was elected president of the house in February, Iti7. He was re-elected president on December 1st of last year. Count von Stolberg was the chief of one of the branches of the princely house of Stolberg, which in December, 1001, celebrated the seventh conteumiry of its foundation. OBJECTS TO AUTOMOBILE BILLS Gaynor's Suggestion of Economy Is Being Carried Out. Kingston, X. Y., Feb. 10 Pursuant to the recent suggestion of Mayor Gay-nor, of New York. Hint all unnecessary exts-nses of the Ashokun commis. sioners be done away with. Assistant Corporation Counsel Goldsmith, of New lork, objected to-day before Justice Kelts here to the payment of automobile bills contracted by the ontmnis-siouers. Mr. Goldsmith said that, In the cases under consideration, the properties visited by the commissioners were easy to access by horse and carriage from the railroad station, mid in the future the necessity of automobile hire should be shown before the payment could be expected. Frederick K. Uieh, of New York, to-duy appointed commissioner of appraisal in Ashokan section No. It io succeed John J. 1 layer, resigned. Session of the House. Washington. Feb. lit The Indian appropriation bill occupied the attention of the House during six hours to-day. Most of the debate was upon an amendment for the abolition of Indian warehouses iu New York, Chicago. St. Louis, Oinuha and San Francisco. The House adjourned until Monday without taking action on that question. The Senate was not in session. Suicide ol Former Briaker. Logansport, InJ., Feb. 10. The body of John F. Johnson, former president of the State National Kauk of this city, was found flouting in the Wabash river to-day. Johnson served six years iu prison following his conf'essiou that he had embezzled $,"i.VJ,iKHlof thu bank's fuuds. Itccently be bad been a grain broker. It is presumed that he committed suicide. Ship Full ol Ncwlyweds. New York, Feb. 10. "What is thin anyway- a steamship or a dove cote?" asked the gallant captain of Hie steamship Oceana, as it steamed away to-day for the Bermudas. On board the Oceana were no less than .ri'J newly married couples, which is the record passenger list for newly-weds. No Favoritism to Be Shown. Washington. Feb. 10. Secretary of War Dickinson to-day declared that then' will Is: no favoritism ss between the east aud west coasts of America it the use of the Panama canul for trans shipment. What He Is Doing. Kxehnnge. "Ah," said the minister to the sing II hoy. "what a nice child: And what do yea Intend to be when jnn grow up?' "I don't knew," replied the hoy. "Hut Just at pr sen' I'm Ihe excuse keepi pa and ma out of the divorce eoert." i Almost. Town and Country. ' It's wonderful bow these Italian women can carry so much around ou their heads. in'l it?" "Yes. indeed. "I'ltcy altnot C(Ui.I llicii i America u sisters.'' ROCHESTER TARS TO GO OH CRUISE Salt Water Duty Planned for New Battalion. GUARDSMEN WILL BE HOSTS Fiftieth SeparateCompany toEnter-tain on Washington's Birthday. Non-commissionedOIIicersTake Test lor Promotion in Guatd A salt water cruise is to be taken by the new Third Battalion, Naval Military comprising the Second aud Fourth Separate Divisions, of ltochester, and the Third, of, KuTv.!u. beginning July iM 'and eliding August 1st. The divisions will go to New York and there will board one of the new battleships. During a long cruise ou this fighting machine the lake sailors will have ship and gun drills, trnget. practice and instruction in loading, sighting and firing the main and secondary batteries. They will also have instructions in sisi'.al work with wigwag, International nd Puited States navy code flags, submarine telephone and wireless telegraph. At night, telephotns and searchlight work will be iu order. Fourth a Sijtnal Division. The Fourth Division was organized by tin transfer of one officer nad seventeen men from the Second Division. It Is known us a signal division, uud the inflnhuum strength of such nu organisation Is ons ronmiisslotiej officer, one chief petty officer, five quartermasters and thirty seamen. About thirty men are nspiirml to complete the rolls of the Secoud and Fourth. The Summervllle Armory, the summer quarters of the sailors, Is equipped with the river gunlwat, the i:. Sandoval, two regulation steam launches, one large sailing hiuuch. three twelve-oar barges and two wluileboiits. The armory Is equipped with a telephotns signal system for night signaling, and has Its own lighting anil heating plants, gyiuuacluin, shower hath and places where the members may swing their hammocks at any thue. There ts also a large mess room, and a galley fully equipped. The drills are held Tuesday night during June. July, August and September, the men reiwrting at " o'clock, the hour for mess cull. The men .will be paid by the state while on the cruise and they will also be allowed suhslstancc ami transportation to and from New York. Shore liberty will he granted. There are three battalions of Naval Militia In this state, the first, of New York; the Second, of Krooklyu, aud tbo Third, with Its heiulquaiters In Rochester. Hwrultlug for the Second anil Fourth Divisions here Is going aluug rapijly. Walbridge's Long Term. The Second Separate Division was or-gnuued Stpleinber 21. 1SSI1, nud Lieutenant E. N. WslhriilgB ban been in eeniuiatcl of the organization since that time. lie Is gUeu credit for the splemlld equipment of the division and quarters, and s gun)(t i r cruiser lnrge enough to quarter the whole Third It.iltallon iimr be the only thing that wli; satisfy his unb!tlm. When Lieutenant Waihtiilge and 1,1s crew were getting thing ship-stupe aboard t tie Sanilovat for Its run .neie from Norfolk N.ivy Yard the roimuunrtaul of the yarn, who was wntcl.lug the operation, said to some of the si lko-s: "Your ronnuainling oft! "T know and Is out to get tl1 best of everything for you mvn nud your ship," Jiol pointing to the ImlUsiilp 'e.t Yirglniii, one "f the crack vessels of the fleet, he continued: "I am going to detail a guard ahnard hei' the day you steam out of the or I.ieuteuunt Walhrlilge mny take her Iu tow." The recruiting for the divisions Is In the hands of iou Captain A. S. iteyiinhls, Itosptul Apprentice K. T. l'ope and Seaman George It. Hunt. Fittielh Will Entertain. The Fiftieth Separate Company will he host Tuesday night at Its annual recep tion nud dHiice. The occimlou ts the drill night of the Second Hppurate Division, but : the organization has arranged to leave the night free for the guardsmen, as the Fiftieth entertains nt Its animal dance ou Washington's Illrthday. The floor of the drill shed Is in perfect coudilloii, the quarters of tTui Fiftieth and the other orgnnliatiom will he thrown upeii for the liiKtiectleu ut t lie gumts and the guardsmen ant looking forward to a very pleasant uud su-'iessful usulr. Viisic will be furnished by an orchestra of fifteen pieces with chimes, The dancing progruiuiuv couslsis ot eighteen numbers, much aueutiuu bus heeu given to the dei orations. Ail the couipjule of the gunrd will Join Iu a battalion drill to-morrow ulght, when Major William erbeck. of Syracuse, coui-luauder of the Third Uiittalhui, will be iu command. Lieutenant A. I". Whipple, adjutant of the Second Hamilton, will he battalion adjutant Tor the drill. Sergeant Major A. tiny llaiis,,uf the Third Uatta-Iloii, wilt fee sergeant major, uu,J he Klghth. Fiftieth unit First Separate cmio-puuies will be commanded by their esp-tniiis, Frederick S. Coachman, Henry W. Morse and N. S. 1'cveiill. Examining Board Maets. The Emluli;s Buna ot lt Tlilr J lOjlTneat met last ciht to tct whIMsim for officer!, t'crporsls W. M S. I'toalin,) nii R. II KuiLor wen .imi(t f(ir .jiti,,, o( wiKftul In Hit nut Si.rtK ( urnptny, lh r ur- MR. PERKINS' ILLNESS $ BECOMES ALARMING Condition of Rochester Member of Congress Takes Serious Turn for Worse, Wa-dilngiuii, I'elc Ill The Illness ef l.cp-re.eiitat!vo James Itceek I'erkms, of Koci-citer, has taken a serious turn for tin.: worse. To ulght he Ik mm h weaker, his condition causing grave acutely, Mr. Perkins's afi'll'ilo;i is ni acme lo thuuuisflon (if the bladder, and during the last twenty-four hours tin favorable symptoms have developed rapidly. Mw. William Kldd, of Albany, a sifter of Mrs. Perkins. Is with her Iu constant attendance ot tltirhcld Iloxpltul. where Mr. Perkins has heen since a week ago tivd.ty The first lutluiutiou Hochestcr received funUatlon. 1-inr Coi-poml R Ttionipiwii, ot the KI(Mb, took ttia tx&mlna'loa tor ttio position ot corporal In that company, ft vacancy occurring through tba (act that Corporal t'tiarlM W. Punch rwently loft tho gust. Hs roeotrnd i full ana. honorable dtnctiarajo at tats own rcuunHt, having Rmd for lis year, halt of that tlmo boltig a member of itto Athletic ('omraitt. Hla work with tho company aa eonslOred axomplary hr th commander and tti other iifflcwm. Lieutenant K. 0. 8tatlman eipocta to recalva vory oon notlBrallon to appear baton Ihe Fourth Brtsa.le Examining Hoaril to take the enimlnaCoa for noit Una officer, to auccaed W. J. 0. 8mlto, who recently reHtsned from lbs guard, 1 ASKING FOR HONEY" FOR FRONT STREET Fund for Playground Maintenance Solicited. If the anuiml appeal of Children's 1'lsy-grouiul League brings In funds enough, the children of Front street and vicinity will have another h:iipy year, with a iilsce ot their own whirem they can gather ami play games, and he out of harm's way. To the great regret of ;b league, lack of money necessitated their closing the) playground at the cud of the year. They urn now seiullii!; out statements tt Vi'.'. the members with a le to send In tholr dues promptly. It I hoped that many new numbers will tie dihled to tbe list. Lost yeor snilliient i..oney was col-leclisl to penult Ihe play (round to he opeu i from 8:311 to i.M I'. M. ou school days und from St MO A. M. to T.M V. M. ou Saturdays, with omi Instructor Iu charge. From June Tth until September !Hh, that Is, tlur-iiiK the summer vacation, If. was kept open from D:.HO A. M. until S I'. M. with one instructor In the uiorulug and two Iu tho afternoon. The total attendance during th year wan LV.III7, ot whom about IB per cent, wero Iwys. The anniversary of the opeulug ef the playitrouud was made s holiday occasion. Three athletic uioets were held with Uie (Iris of Uncivil Square I'layitround, and at the lntorplsy(rotiDd meet t tieneses Valley l'ttrk In September the Front street girls curried off the championship cup. If any one has auy doubt of the value of tbe playground let him ask the policeman ot the uelirhborbood, and the Hesrue Mission and other neighbors, and let him get a glimpse of the happy children at pluy Iu the smullest pluyground Iu the city, which the leugue Is trying to make s model playground. Funds may be sent to Wlnfred J. Smith, treasurer, N'o. 301 Chamber of Commerce bulldlUK. RECEPTION FOR EDUCATOR Colored People te Welcome Booker T. Washington. Ttooker T. Washington, who will speak In Itrlck Presbyterian Cbureb on Tuesday evenlnit, March 8th, has accepted an Invitation to attend a reception to lie given In bis honor by the colored peopule of Moo roe county In the parlors of the A. M. E. Zlon Church after the address. "I'repnrntkins are being made for be reception. A dinner sill ls served, and Mr. Wushingion will respond to ono of the tonsts. There will tie several other short addresses. The Sellers-Lee Orchestra and the I'anl Laurence llunhar Quartette sill furnish music. A Dumber of solos will t lso he heard. Mr. Washington Is regsnled by tho Afro-American eltltenh here as the leader of his race, and he will be accorded a warm welcome. The Committee of Arrangements 'or the reception consists of John W. Thompson, chairman; A. J. Sirtigue, William II. Stocktoii. Charles E. Coleman, John H. Lee, S. J. Young, lwis I'hlgeon, Ira Bennett, tieorge II. Wright. The following will constitute the Reception Committee; Iter. J. W. Hrown, W. J. Smith. Itev. W. A. Byrd, Key. 8. 1'-Lee, Ijiwsou Johnson, William Allen, Jesse Stevens. II. K. Jackson, George tilbbs, Henry A. Spencer, Oliver Adams, L. M. Scott. Rev. A. M. Kearney, Leo J. liellols. A. K. Jsuinson. sOurles Majetl, S. T. Tompkins, J. S. llerendon, W. !!. Keyes, Harry Spencer, Thomas P. Port-( bind, Ollte Hall. J. A. Rrocco. Lewis Alston, all of liocbester: A. L. Johnson, Hpen-ceiport; A. V. Taylor, Kalrport; William Smith. John AleiambT, John Dtnkle and lldward Johnson, cottsTl!le. SENTENCED TO REFORMATORY Youthful Burglar Must Serve Indeterminate Sentence. An Indeterminate sentence In Kluilru lt.'-formatory. the length ef the term to ile-pet.d upon the prisoner's behavior, T,s liupoi-ed upon Jeremiah O'Connor In Coun. ty Court yesterday morning. O'Connor was Indicted for burglary by the last (Iran Jury and pleaded guilty when arraigned. Ills counsel, John J. M' luemer, mad! a pies for leniency, claiming h! client's criminal career was the result of bad companionship. The defendant broke Into the house of Loretta Spless last fall and stole a gold watch. When illncoveivd by the owner of the house he Is alleged to have struck hti sn the bead with s hammer. In behalf of Oeorg Hhcoc'-, who wss indicted fur manslaughter In the first degree. Attorney Isaac M. Brickner made a motion for permission to ltipi'ct the tirand Jury minutes.- After listening to Ihe argument uf Mr. nrkkner, and the opposition offered by Assistant District-Attorney Zlmnierrntn. the Court took up the papers aud reserved decUIotl. At the request of hl counsel, een'eces will he Imposed to morrow upon Chester Friar, who wss Indicted fur breaking Into the sture of Lewis L. fiaiii ud Hesllug tobacco, sporting goods and firearms. that Mr. Perkins was not In his usual1 health was contained Iu a dlipatcb from Waidiluglou Iu the Democrat and t Limit, -le last .Monday morning. There wa.i ! a reassuring loue to the Information, which , wos to the effect that he hr.d gone Sunday : to the (.arlleld Hospital tor rest and luedi- j cal observation, but that his condition was J not at all alarming. It was said further that. Mr. Perkins's lu-)lIHMltlou was thought to tie sn effect of Ills overtaxing hh strength In connection with the dlploruuilc and touiular a,'iiipria- lion bill, which yi as In the Foreign ASVirs Committee, ot which bo is cbalriui. , ELECTRIC POWER KEPT IN STORAGE Rochester Company Installing Immense Batteries. NEW PLANT IN OPERATION It Has Equipment That Will Enable Station to Supply Current When Generators Are Disabled. Use Made ol Steam from Exhaust Although t s expected that the complete Installation ot machinery -Sill i ot be fT'cted until April Jt, fires were started under tho boilers of the new power station of the ltochester Uallway aud Light Com-puny in Litebtield street, Friday, and heat will be furnished hereufter to tbo I'ts fc tuiun plant nearby. Oue ot the lea tares ot tho new station will be the utilization ot exhaust steam, otherwise wasted, for heating purposes In adjacent plants. By this arrangement It Is planned to serve the Lts & Utiuu plant. At present there will be installed at tua station oue i.jO-borae-power rotay converter, which will receive tba elcutrlo current at high tension from the main generating plant and transform It Into direct enr-rcut ot lower voltage, graduated to the demands supplied. In uddltlou to tbe conversion of power, primarily generated else-w here, the plant station will hare sa equipment for tbe initial production ot power as well. Large Storage Battery. It Is planned to Install two engine-driven units, with a combined capacity of 3J horse power, and tbe current thus generated will be fed Into the general systm. As a species of Insurance against tbe temporary hold-up that must occasionally com In the operation of machinery, and con sequent failure of current output, a big storage buttery with rapacity ot a thousand horse power will be connected with ths system. Ono of the Interesting details ot the structure 1 the big chimney, U'o feet tall, nud erected at a cost of 9,300. Tb glun: flue is built of brick of special form, each lndlvlduul brick being trunlc.ited, aud otherwise shaped for the particular position which It is to occupy In the graduated structure. A In effect, the chimney Is built before shipment to tho place of erection, only tlie assembling ot the ports remaining. Tbe station building Is of steel and concrete. It Is designed to serve as the distributing point for light aud power feeders in the vicinity In which It Is situated. Storage ot Electricity. Probably few users of electricity are) aware of the extent to which storage batteries are coming Into service, and the Important part that this storage of energy la beginning to play In the conservation ot water power. It is appreciated among electricians that with the evolution of the storage battery Is concerned the exteuslou of electrical power Into fields otherwise Inaccessible, It is announced that already thef am big storage batteries at station Nos. I sud 6 Of the liocbester Hallway and Light Company that have a combined capacity of more than l,Tuu horse-power. In these batteries la accumulated the rt-cess energy which at night Is unused by the iloy consumers of power, and which must otherwise be wasted. This stored power Is held as a reserve to supplement any unusual demand. The Udlson system of the local company, which supplies the downtown districts, ha been furnished with electrical power for slxte nyears without a break In the service, notwithstanding that within that extended period there naT9 been many hold-ups In the actual generation of current. Any break In the generating machinery la a signal for a call on the reserve energy In storage. Engiaeer tor Special Work. It is announced that tho local e,,n,..n. has decided to detail an engineer to give his entire attention to storage batteries, with a view to exteudlng their use, and at the same time to undertake exhaustive studies ou tho subject. In this following not only what has been discovered, but to move along line of original luvestbja. tlou. Kdward L. Wilder, lately with the West-Inghouse Klectrh; and Manufacturing Company of l'ltsburg, but now attached to the engineering department of the Itocbea-tvr Kotlw-ay and Light Company, has been detailed to uudertake the special luvosUgti-tlon of storage butteries. It Is planned to have Engineer Wilder lufpect several of the leadlug manufactories ot batteries, more clearly to understand the me-cbuulcal details of such storage for en-er;. ConsWerahle attention will also be given to the batteries that are used in electric vehicles, the perfecting of which, means the greatly Increased use of such machines. BIG BROOMS DON'T LAST LONG Run to Charlotte and BacltPutsOne Out of Business. Thst a new broom sweeps clean Is proverbial; and not more emphatically la It illustrated than In tbe case vf tbe big revolving brooms thai. Ilka a carpet sweoper magnified some hundreds of diameters, dolly brush the snow from Hoc tinner's street car tracks. The car sweepers, however, are not like the wonderful one-hoss shsy. which after almost counties years of service. In which each part wore, out with every other part, and all parts mm out together, weut down In a heap. One trip to Charlotte and return s that a new broom has become an old oue, sud that the converse of the proverb Is true, namely, an old broom won't sweep clean. In ths place of broom eora splints, which ar urd in the make up ef the ordinary utenait iimsI os the kiuVn door, rattan ipliuti ths diaaottr of a lead pencil are euiploytd. If tbeu rplijiiB can be prevented from becoming water leaked, the life of the awn-ping at-lai-hiuent la mach prolonged, for becoming aturted with buow waiar, and lattr freet-ing, meaoa that each individual splint is wall-oigh sa brittle aa sn icicle and breaks easily. To prevent this water logging of ths sphnu they are sometimes snaked in oil. ' One ol th daily iights at the barns of ihe :r.ft rar eompsny is the renewing of ths oil brooms and the Busking of preparations tu "wep clean." Lovely Women. Tetrott Free Proa. A woman and a furnace Bre, Nor is this any hoax, A'c like in this, that ol'tkues To make them go must coax.

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