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,..:. j.,--. ..(jj., .. -- . . rr.-tjiy.nf He ' 77te 7V?ies Free Toor Tan-American Exoosition Everybody is talking about fie People's Exchange on X Page I t. 5 c .r t 7 2 . V V V t PHILADELPHIA, MONDAY MORNING, APRIL 22, 1901. NUMBE1? 9332. ONE CENT. The weather YEATMAN'S ACCOUNTS WERE ALL STRAIGHT GREATEST OF FLOODS IS NOW IMPENDING STRANGE SHOOTING PUZZLES THE POLICE Probably Cloudy. The forecast for to-day Is: For Eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey: Partly cloudy to fair weather; probably warmer. Local Weather Report. Cnlted States Weather Bureau, Philadelphia. r. Sumlny, April 21, 1901. Blizzard Has Subsided and Rain Takes Place of Snow. Time I Bar. Tcm. Hum Wind WeathJmiiv S .ui "liSMH S3 ST E t Uoudy. 7l 8 p.mj 29.74 51' S7 S. E. 7 P. clo'dyl .01 iff $vv ... George F. Stover Dies in Hospital From Mysterious Bui-: let Wound inTemple. ' " Was Found Unconscious , on Kitchen Doorstep Weapon Probably an Air Rifle. Dead Man'sTwenty -Year-Old Daughter Annie is in Custody. George F. Stover. 47 years old. of 2610 West Dauphin street, died at the Women's Homoeopathic Hospital early yesterday morning from brain hemorrhage, the result of a pistol or rifle shot w ound. His daughter, Annie, a comely 20-year-old girl, is In custody and was bound over by Magistrate Fletcher to await the action of the Coroner. Save the fact that the young woman was the only one In the house when her father received the injury there is nothing to connect her with the case, nor does the element of suicide enter Into It. The man's life and disposition preclude that theory. The most tenable explanation seems to be the careless firing of an air or.Flobcrt rifle or pistol by some one yet unknown. - The daughter found her father lying outside the outer kitchen about 8 o'clock Saturday evening. He was seemingly unconscious, but that caused no particular anxiety because ho had been drinking during the day, and a couple of hours before had fallen while seated on the step leading from the out kitchen to the yard. When found he was face downward, with one foot partially In the doorway, as If in the act of stepping out. By main strength the girl dragged hlin into the main kitchen and placed him In a half-sitting posture on a settee. As his head sunk over she noticed a tiny streak of blood flowing from just above the 1 eft temple. Bullet Imbedded la Brain. Affrighted she ran through the front yard and saw 1'atrolman Bray, of the Twenty-sixth and York streets station, talking to Charles Sanders, a neighbor. Both responded to her summo'is, and the injured man was sent: to the hospital. The Injury, because of the early evening; circumstance, was first thought to be a .fracture of the skull, due to a fall,. but the deep, penetrating hole caused Dr. Joseph W. Strong, the chief-visiting surgeon, tft The Worst Condition in the ' x Ohio Valley Is Threatened. 5 v FEET WILL BE REACHED Rain and Snow at Cincinnati Will Cause Tremendous Damage. FLOOD Cincinnati, April 21. There has been more alarm throughout the Ohio Valley to-day on account of the floods than at any period since February, 18S4, when the Ohio river reached Its highest stage of 71 feet and 9 inches at this city. Most of the Inhabitants of the valley spent the night In anticipation of the worst flood ever known In the valley, as they will not know until to-morrow the water has begun falling at Pittsburg. Until this news reached the river men here to night, it was feared that the record of 1884 might be broken, but now It Is generally believed that the river will not exceed the floods of February, 1807, and of March, 1S08, when it reached 61 feet at Cincinnati. The present flood is the worst that has ever been known so late In the spring. The first week in April, ISSti, the river reached 56 feet and 9 Inches in this city, and that was the highest water ever known so late In the spring. There has been no flood In the Ohio ' 'lley since March, 1898, and these floods jve rarely occurred as late as March, usu.lly In February. Will Do Great Da mace. The flood will do much more damage now than It would have done one or two months ngo. tVhlle the close observing river men to-nif'ft are confident that the record of 1884 .fill not be broken unlessanother mountain flood soon reaches Pittsburg, yet It Is now evident that much damage will be done before the present rise is exhausted. While the water has begun to fall at Pittsburg, both rain and snow have een falling heavily last night and to-daj and to-night, all along the Ohio Valley. Tb' ,danger line has already been reported at .dints above Cincinnati, ana ir. win re reached here to-morrow morning. The mer chants and manufacturers In the lower part of the city have been working all day and night preparing for the worst. The Sunday excursion season was to have started here to-day, but navigation was stopped because the boats could not yass under the bridges. Early In the p' .ding the Weather Bureau ( on'.jued on Third Page. WILLIAM S. Last disbursing officer of YEATMAN the War Department. Ugly and Conflicting Rumors Dissipated by Examination of Dead Man's Books. MINISTER WU WILL URGE GREAT REFORMS oOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOq o o o o o , i ? Nm.lemp., 1.5J P. it . 4 I Mm. lerap., 8.0J P. it. M Mun temp 57 l Normal temp 54 Sunshine to-dny. 20 per rent. Excess In temperature to-iluy, 3 degrees. Accumulated deficiency In temperature siuce April 1, 25 degrees. Accumulated delieiency in temperature since January 1. ho degrees. lijecss in rainfall since April 1. 1.35 Inches. Accumulated denVleuey In rainfall siuce January 1, 1.76 Inches. City News Notes The house of Charles Smith, 2411 Callow-hill street, was eutered yesterday and seventy-five dollars stolen from a bureau drawer. William Gray, 43 years old, of 1043 Wood street, was sent to prison for thirty days yesterday by Magistrate O'Brien, for assaulting his wife. "Laugh and the world laughs with you," A line that's filled with doubt: But the Joy that Times Want Ads. bring Puts all care's train to rout. ATTACKED BY BOXERS The Third Brigade of India Imperial Troops Forced to Retreat. Pekln, April 21. Brigadier General A. J. F. Reld, commanding the Third Brigade of the India Imperial service troops in China, who Is now at Shan-Hal-Kwan, sent a company of Punjab infantry to disperse a band of robbers In the neighborhood of Fu-Niiig. A force of Boxers and robbers, more than a thousand strong, attacked the Iudian troops, killing Major Browning and one Sepoy and wounding others. The company retreated to Fu-Xing. Reinforcements have been sent from Hal-Kwan. The Boxers are apparently well armed with modern rifles. UNCONSCIOUS FROM ACCIDENT Aucustns Alvarenzo Thrown From a Trolley Car and Injured. Augustus Alvarengo, assistant to the Brazilian Vice Consul, lies at his home, 3313 Powelton avenue, unconscious. He was thrown from a trolley car on Saturday night at Thirty-second and Market streets. Two cars on Market street near Thirty-second collided through the obstrnction of a hay wagon. Mr. Alvarengo, who was standing on the front platform, was thrown forward on his head. He was Injured on the scalp and was taken to the University Hos. pltal In an unconsoious condition. Later he was removed to his home, where last night It was said he was still unconscious. CRAZED MAN FOUGHT POLICE Edward Foley, Arrested for Disturb" Ins; Church Service, Gave Hard Battle. Wild outbursts on the part of Edward Foley, 45 years old, of 509 Itlnggold street, durlug the Vesper service at St. Francis' Roman Catholic Church, Twenty-fourth and Green streets, caused the janitor to summon Patrolman Cannon, of the Twenty-third and Brown streets station, who, after trying persuasive moans to get him to leave, was forced to nrrest him. While crossing Green street Foley, who Is of herculean build, attacked the officer, and a lively battle was Inaugurated. Patrolman Condon went to Cannon's assistance. The continuous clubbing by boll) made little Impression, but he was finally landed in the station house. There It required seven officers to subdue him. He was committed to the Philadelphia Hospital by District Surgeon I). Cameron Bradley, who diagnosed the caso as one of alcoholic dementia. Admiral Received by Queen Heeent. Madrid, April 22 Admiral Blrileff, com. mandlng the Russian squadron now at Barcelona, was received to-day in audience by the (Jueeu Regent. Wm. H.Wanamaker's Tailoring Department Homespuns Flannels Fancy Worsteds Scotch Cheviots Striped Serges $25 Mdde-to-Measure We wlsb to especially emphasize this large and varied assortment of stylish and fashionable fabrics at $25. Skillful cutters, well trained makers and satisfied customers are making for us a rapidly-growing tailoring business. May we not number you as one of our patrons ? Monday is measuring day. Wm. B. Wanamaker Twelfth and Market FINE PHOTOS a,or,o,.t. C'AJT YOII TAKE A 1IIXTT Haven't you always noticed that some men ore better dressed than others? Not simply that their Clothes are of finer tei-ture, or more costly, but. more becoming! There's a something about them that cieltvs your admiration, that makes yon say "1 wish I could get Clothes to fit me like that "1 You can! A large percentage of those well dressed men. If inquired of would say "I buy my Clothes at Terry's!'' Our new "X. B. T." patterns tire the best r sultsever attained in Men's Garuieuts! And yet, We Sell Cheaply! PERRY A CO., 1SS0 t'liPMnut Street. N. B. Should you prefer to have your Clolhct made to enlor. our cutters aud tailors will a certain t please you! ALL TRAINS ARE HOURS LATE Reports of Great Damage Come From Southern Shore of Lake Erie. BLIZZARD Buffalo, April 21. The deluge of rain that has followed in the wake of the big snow-storm yesterdayyon-tlnued last night and to-day, leaving but little of the foot of snow that covered the ground yesterday morning. A few patches of white where the snow drifted and trees with broken branches are the only signs of the great April snow-Biorm. Reports from points along the southern shore of Lake Erie say that the damage to fruit trees will be great. The wet snow clung to the branches until they gave way under Its weight, leaving only the trunks standing. Telegraphic communication with points west along the lake shore Is being slowly re-establlsnod. The loss to telegraph and telephone companies is great, miles of wire being broken down. MAILS ARE LAID OUT Xot a Train From the West Arrives on Time. Xew York, April 21. Owing to the heavy storm which has been raging In the West, ail traffic east of Cleveland has been delayed from two to seven 'urs. The Grand Central depot presented a strange appearance this afternoon as the belated Western trains lumbered in. many hours late, with their roofs and steps encrusted with snow and ice. The Atlantic Express, which carries all the mail east of Chicago, and which was due at 5.30 A. M arrived seven hours behind time. The New York and Xew England Express, due at 2.55 1'. M., arrived In two sections, the first section being I wo hours and twenty minutes laic, and the second section five hours late; the first section brought with It a Lake Shore train from the West, due at 1.30 P. M. Most of the Wemei'u trains on the Pennsylvania Koad were also far behind their schedule time. At the gene-al post office this afternoon it was said that all mall matter east of Sun Francisco was late. The 4.45 A. XI. train, one of the heaviest in the service, carrying Continued on Third Pane. tween the two cities. There will be much distress in the district, most of the losers by the flood being the poorer class. People Reported Drowned, Section Director E. C. Vose, of the Tar-kersburg signal station, wires to-night predicting 48 feet at I'arkersburg, and says the later rains at headwaters may bring out a second rise on top of the present flood stage. This, however, Is believed to be on the alarmist order. A report from Marietta, Ohio, that a num. ber of people have been drowned near that place Is without confirmation. PLANNING TO BOOM D. B. HILL Said That Tasvart, of Indiana, 'Will be National Democratic Chairman. Special Telegram to The Times. Indianapolis, Ind., April 21. Democrats are planning to make Mayor Taggart, of this city, chairman of the Democratic national committee. David B. Hill is the choice as Presidential nominee, and steps are to be taken to put him ahead of any other possibility and begin organizing the State. Already a number of the national committeemen are pledged to Hill, as Is Mayor Taggart himself. The campaign is to be prosecuted along lines wholly divorced from the sliver question. Chairman Jones has been fully apprised of the position of the committeemen toward Mayor Taggart. It Is said he recognizes the importance of the party entering upon Its work with the opening of the State and Congressional campaigns of 11)02, and before that time will call the committee together and tender his resignation. COREA WILL BORROW Loan of Five Million Yen to be Made From France. Yokohama, April 22. The Corean Gov-ernment, according to advices just received from Seoul, the capital of Corea, has decided to borrow from France 5,000,000 yen for the purpose of constructing the Northern Railway from Seoul to WIJu. It Is asserted that It was bis objection to pledging the Corean customs as security for this loan which created a desire In certain quarters for the dismissal of Mr. Mo heavy Brown, Director General of Corean customs. According to the same advices Vice Admiral Seymour and Sir Claude M. MacDon-ald, British Minister to Japan, have arrived at Chemulpho, Corea, on board the British cnilser Powerful, and it Is expected that they will have an audience of Emperor Yl Hieung, The Seoul correspondent adds that Itussla Is attempting to secure 11 lease of Chlu-Hal bay. FLOODS AT PITTSBURG ABOVE 27-FOOT MARK The following data show records of all big floods since 1S10, In which the 27-foot mark was passed: November 10, 1X10 32 feet February 24. 1S!)7 29 feet February 10. 1K12 :!" feet March 24, 1898 2.8.8 feet April 19, 1852 31.0 feet November 27. UKXI 27.8 feet September 29. 1W1 30 feef April 20, 1901 .2S.2 feet February 0, 1884 33.3 foot o o o 0 o o o o o o o o o ANNIE STOVER ' diagnose it otherwise. The subsequent postmortem made by Coroner's Physician Morton discovered the bullet, one of small calibre, that had passed In from the left and Imbedded Itself In1 the brain well over to the right side, a circumstance. that would indicate that it had been fired at short range. Such is the opinion of both the physicians and Coroner's Detective McKlnney, who, with Lieutenant Magee, Special Officer Lawrence and Patrolman Eastiaek, con-ducted the inves'tignti n that ' led to the young woman's detention. , . Stover was a clgarmaker, steadily employed. There were no family differences. In fact,' the whole family seem to be of exceedingly phlegmatic temperament. The youngest daughter, Louisa, was at a social gathering' iien the affair happened. Mrs. Stover had eft the house to purchase provisions, and the daughter Annie bad gone upstairs, her father at the time being on the settee, to .dress for t an expected .visitor. It was hen she came down that she discovered her father's prostrate body ilnd dragged It in the house. . Police Have o Clues. ' . The conditions of the neighborhood are such that the careless handling of an air rifle would have readily produced the effect. If it was fired by some one outside the, shot must have come from the east. Several weeks ago a favorite cat was found dead In the yard, shot through the body. About six years ago another of the family's pets was similarly killed, but the person who did that was known and is now in another State, Careful Inspection of the premises failed to bring to light anything In the mature of an explosive weapon. Diligent inqu.ry by the police was equally futile In locating any weapon that could have Inflicted the injury, nor could any one he found wiho heard a shot fired. The -police will continue their Inquiry to-day, and the Coroner's inquest will be postponed awaiting developments. range of government affairs so far as there seems to be a present opportunity of rehabilitating them on modern and progressive lines. ; ... Conservative In Character. ' The document is, however, most conservative In character, and purposely avoids radicalism and extreme reforms which have Interfered with previous efforts to bring about a chnnge In the existing order of affairs. XIr. Wu Is a loyal and devoted admirer of his country and Its Institutions, and he has not been In sympathy with past efforts for excessive change, as In his Judgment they went so far as to Invite prejudice and opposition, . not only In Imperial and other ruling quarters, but also with the mass of the people, who are slow to realise the advantage of sweeping changes. In the present Instance Mr. Wu has sought to find Continued on Third 1'nge, T ? ffji 1 i ' ' M I I - I t 00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 if I T 7 i T T v Y t t V t T T T X V 2 X T I i T T I 2 t ' t 'Art H f .if I J , ., i, f "It was a well known fact among a certain few that Mr. Yeatman lavished a considerable amount of time upon the woman In question, in addition to an abundance of money." Couple Were Intimate. The Times correspondent called again today at the large residence of the Williams-Farley woman and succeeded In finding Manager Salt, who acknowledged that a Miss Farley- had lived there, and also that Mr. l'ealman was a frequent visitor of hers. With almost positive assurance It can be slated that he was not what could be termed a drinking man, as he evidently preferred soft drinks and would purchase ice cream soda six and seven times each day at a drug store opposite the building in which he was employed. Dr. Yeatman, a nephew of the dead man, was Interviewed to-day. He said that he Continued on Third I'ne. HUGE WATER TANK FAM FLOORS five Persons Were Bruised and Crushed, and Two of Them May Die. CAUSED BY A HIGH WIND Chicago, April 21. A high wind to-day loosened a huge iron water tank from Its fastenings on the roof of the Galbraith building, Madlsou aud Franklin streets, causing It to crush through the six floor to the ground, injuring five persons and resulting In a damage to the build ing estimated at $50,000. The Injured: RICHARD O'BMEX, skull fractured by falling timbers; will die. JUI.IA SLOTKIN. back and shoulders Injured by falling timbers. FRANK E. LANGS, scalp wounds from falling glass. SERIOS PEGARIO, bootblack, with stand in building, shoulder dislocated and head severely Injured by falling glass. JOHN' V. WILEY, scalp wounded. With two exceptions the injured were pedestrians on the street, who had not time to make their escape. Had the accident happened on any other day but Sunday many lives would undoubtedly have been lost. The tank was 25 feet long, 6 feet In diameter and contained 40,000 gallons of water. In falling It made a hole about forty feet 6quare through the building. KITCHENER HEARD FROM Eighty-one Prisoners and Much Small Ammunition Taken by English. London, April 22,-The War Office has received a dispatch from Lord Kitchener reporting that since April IS various British commanders have taken eighty-one prisoners, together with 100,000 rounds of small ammunition and many horses, cattle and wagons. Lord Kitchener reports also the surrender of twenty lioers since that date. Contagious Dlnease at Home. When the Rev. Mr. Iatlmer, an Episcopal clergyman, went to the Western Temporary Home, at -T8 North Fortieth street, yesterday morning to conduct religious services, the matron met him at the door and Informed him that he could not enter, as they had a case of contagious disease. The house Is under a strict quarantine. The home has a day nursery for children and furnishes temporary relief for destitute cases. Two Ministers Murdered. Sydney, N. g. W April 22,-Advlces received here from New Guinea say tliHt the natives on Fly river recently murdered Rev. James Chalmers aud Kev. Oliver Toniklus. Special Telegram to The Times. Washington, April 21. Following the announcement of the death of Colonel William S. Yeatman, disbursing clerk of the War Department, which occurred early yesterday at York, Pa., many ugly and conflicting rumors have gained circulation, which ure speedily denied by his many staunch friends and relatives, who refuse to entertain a shadow of a belief that the dead man was other than be always appeared to be on the surface. Facts are facts, however, aud cannot be disputed, among theni the one that he was the accepted consort of the notorious woman, Nellie Williams, alias Nellie Farley, who,' as slated In a former dispatch, had conducted a disorderly resorl in Wushiuglon up to six months ngo. To-day many acquaintances of the late Mr. Yeatman were fouud who expressed genuine sorrow upon learning of his death, but who added that DIEDJOGETHER President and Cashier of Institution That Was Forced to Suspend. A PREMEDITATED SUICIDE Vancouver, Wash., April 21. Charles Brown and E. L. Canby, president and cashier respectively of the First National Bank, of this city, which was forced to suspeud yesterday, committed suicide last night, two miles' from here. Their bodies were found this morning. The Comptroller of the Curency Is In control of the wrecked Institution. The shortage. It Is understood, is in the neighborhood of $100,000. The bank had a capital of $50,000 and deposits aggregating more than a quarter million. The surplus and undivided profits amounted to about $10,000. The failure Is the third of the kind reported within a few days, and the frequency of the financial reverses has aroused considerable comment at the Treasury Department. KILLED HIMSELF WHILE ASLEEP Sad d oris, Hud Rend of a Man Dying In a Similar Manner. Special Telegram to The Times. Clinton, Iowa, April 21. While In a somnnbullstlc state Inst night Clifford Saddorls, of Dewltt, near here, left bis bed. procured a shotgun, loaded It and killed himself. A strange feature of the suicide of Rad-rinrls is that a few davs asm he read In n newspaper an uccount of a man who had killed nimseir wiiue asleep. He was much nmvu.t liir (hn nrHi'lit nml whilA Mu wtlnllvau knew of his sleep-walking they did not feel that he would attempt to tune nis lite. One night, the parents say, he carried his bed from nn upper room into the parlor. On another occasion he harnessed bis horses at midnight, and went Into the field to plow, as he had done during the day. FATALLY INJURED AT FIRE On Jumped From AVlndow and Fireman Fell Through Hatchway. New York, April .21. A fire on Walton street, In the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, early this morning, caused an estimated loss of about $50,000. Felix Barenholii Jumped from a window and fractured his skull. He was a watchman in one of the buildings. John O'Brien, a fireman, fell through an open hatchway ami fractured hi skull. It Is thought they cannot recover. George Verssall, another fireman, received minor Injuries. FF CERS n-;;...;..;...;..;..;..;;,.;..;..i..;-;.;-;..;..;.;. ;..;..;..'.;....;..;....;....;..;...i..;....;..;..;-i. IMF P AT Swell From Big Boats Wash Foundations Away From Their Houses. COAL MINER SAVES TRAIN Wheeling, April 21. At 11 P. XI. the river Is 43 feet 4 Inches and rising two Inches an hour. The top-notch Is expected In an hour or two. This stage shuts Wheeling entirely out of outside communication by rail and only the big Cincinnati liners are able to run now. Irate residents along the river banks are firing frequently at the boats because the swell from them Is washing the founda tions away from their houses. To-night a Wheeling Island man fired at the packet Keystone State and at a passing towboat, but without effect. Hundreds Made Homeless. In Wheeling. Bellalre, Bridgeport, Ben-wood and Martin's Ferry about 500 houses have been entered by the water, most of the families moving to upper floors. Nearly every manufacturing establishment in the Wheeling district Is shut down and cannot resume until Tuesday. At Xlartln's Ferry the water destroyed 500,000 brick at the Belmont Brick Company, entailing a loss of $20,000 to $30,000. Taking the loss of business, railroad landslides and Industrial losses, the aggregate cost of the flood in this district Is at least $100,000, probably more. Saved Train From Destruction. Above Xlartin's Ferry, James Ford, a coal miner, discovered the Cleveland and Pittsburg track wasbed out. Knowing a northbound passenger train was due In thirty minutes, he returned a part distance and succeeded in stopping the train a few yards from certain destruction. The Ohio River Railroad has a number of landslides and considerable washed-out track below Wheeling, Involving a big loss and suspension of traffic for several days. On the Baltimore and ojilo'a Wheeling, and rittshurg division there Is a landslide at t'laysville, preventing through trnffic be 1 FI PACKETS China's Representative Here About to Make a Move of Far-Reaching Importance to His Government. Washington, April 21. The Chinese Xilnister, Mr. Wu Ting Fang, Is about to make a move of far-reaching Importance to the affairs of China, aud one which cannot, it Is believed, but engage the favorable attention of all the foreign powers Interested in the affairs of the empire. He is preparing a memorial to the Chinese Goverumeut, based upon bis Intimate acquaintance wllh the affairs of the Western world, and pointing out w herein thrre Is the opportunity for China to adopt an enlightened and progressive policy, which will bring It Into harmony with the sisterhood of nations, and at the same time will relieve It from the present perplexities which are crowding upon It at all hands. The memorial is a comprehensive document, covering twenty heads, dealing with administrative, economic and financial questions, and taking in practically the entire

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