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HUNDREDS OF OEAD
CLOG THE MORGUE
TOTAL FATALITIES IN CHICAGO
FIRE ESTIviATED AT FROM
500 TO 700.
MANY AWAIT IDENTIFICATION
Maddened Mourners Besiege Under.
taking Establishments, Seeking
Lost Ones Among Dead.
(Continued front Page Onc.)
Susan Beahn, aged B6, will die.
Margaret Buehermann, will dic.
Louis lBuschback, burned and crushed.
Mrs. A. lBressan, unconscious when res
Orville Badtk, 1917 Artesian avenue,
A. Burns, member of "Bluebcard," play
ing role of Mustapha Gallagher, taken out
Mrs. Bessie Clinger, severely burned.
- Chapman, severely burned about arms
and legs, taken to Sherman house
II. HI. Chester, wife and children, se
Verely burned about head and body, taken
Fred Crawford and William Patterson,
young sons of C. Patterson of the Pullman
P'alace Car colmplally, seriously injured.
Louis Dee; will die.
Adelia Debar, serious.
Mrs. Charles D)wast, aged 40, Evanston,
Herman Didl, 2_6 I)ivision street, hands
burned off; serious.
William C. S. Ellers.
Richard Emnelang, stage hand, will die.
Eddie Foy, comedian, slightly.
Mrs. Gill and daughter Jane.
Daisy Gafland, taken to hospital.
Felix and Jessie Guerriera, children,
Helen and Ruth Gyrenforth. children,
of Evanston, 111.
Mrs. James Hlenning.
Mrs. John Hlolmes, taken to hospital.
Emerich Ilewens, Petersburg, Ind.; at
Earl Ilcnnessey, severely hurned, taken
A. C. Johns. usher; will die.
Mrs. J. J. Johnson, taken to hospital.
Mrs. C. CKimball, will die.
Fred Kingsley, her son, burned.
John Kerwin, taken to hospital.
],iEmma Kingsley, seriously, will iie;
Mrs. C. Krams, Racine, Wis., will die.
Rallih Kemlpfer, unconsciotus at hospi
Mrs. M. l.chrman, serious.
Mtlrs. Francis L.ehrman, will die.
Mrs. Enmma Lan;,, 584 Fifty-fourth St.;
her two daughters are among the dcd.
Winifred l.indsey, aged 17, burned on
face and arms, taken home.
Louise Markey. V
Miss Lena Mueller.
Miss Muire, serious. a
Miss Libbie Morris.
A. S. Muire and wife. F
Mrs. William Mueller. c
1.. M. Mellen, Elgin, Ill.
Mrs. Henry Miller Onontagon.
Miss Mabel MeMillan, fatal.
Henry Muegher; at hospital.
Miss Estelle Muir; at hospital.
Louis Markey, nephew of above.
Miss Mariella Morgan, Detroit, serious,
Dorothy Marlow, pony ballet, severe
Mrs. Malian, Dunning, Ill., seriously,
taken to hospital.
William McLaughlin, nephew of Dr.
Warren S. Morgan, burned while res
cuing his 3-year-old son.
WM. A. Merriam of George A. Fuller com
pany, injured while saving his daughter.
Mrs. L. A. Noll.
Jessie Philen, willPdie.
William Patten, will die.
iMrs. C. H. Pier, serious.
Ruth Payson, Oak Park, Ill.
Mrs. Helen Pilash, 34 Humboldt boule
- Pridemore, severely burned, taken to
L. E. Reid.
C. I.. Robert.
W. W. Reinhart.
Orville Radtk, serious.
M. S. Schalk, will die.
D. A, Stratton, Alpena, Mich.
Miss HIattie Stratton, Alpena, Mich.
Mrs. D. Seeley, taken to hospital.
Mrs. Josephine Spencer; serious.
Bishop Stevenson, Madison, Wis.
Son of Mrs. J. H. Steugler of Lowell,
Mary Schaeretz, to years old, Custer
Mrs. Nellie Steniuger, Tipton, Cedar
M. J. Taylor,
Mrs. E. M. Taylor.
Miss Dean Taylor, Is years old.
Affey Trevelier, taken to hospital.
Eliabeth Trowbridge, seriously burned.
Emma Tubbs, mother of Anna Tubbs,
erious; taken to hospital.
Anna Tubbs, niece of F. H. Tubbs, dis
trict a~pereintendent of the Western
Union, burned on face and hands.
H. S. Vanlngait and wife, seriously
burted, taken to Shecrman house,
Miss Nellie Wild.
Mrs. I. '. Woods.
Mrs. Winwall, may die.
Mrs. VWigwall, 4466 Oakenwall avenue,
Polly Whitford. queen of the fairies In
Chicagno, Dec. 3r,-Following is a list
of the mIissing. %Where no address is given
the residence is Chicago:
Mrs. Alex Alexander.
Miss Laura lRule.
William C. IHentall.
Joseph Bezenek and wife.
hIrs. Barton and daughtetr.
Mrs. F. S. Butler and soil.
Mrs. Arthur lthrgh and son.
Ruth lBeyersoth, F.vauston, Ill.
Mrs. Rancic. Blurlington. Iowa.
M. T. Boyce, wife and daughter.
G. W. Beckncr, isupposed to have been
one of box party.
Mrs. William Blartlett, suln and daughter.
Mrs. Frank Berg. son and daughters,
Olga and Ro.alind, were in balcony.
Eallna C: 1101on.
Joseph FI'. ('ullisol.
Barlow Clayton, I s years Old.
Colored nurse of (artz children.
Miss liessic Challallln, aged li, Cedar
J. Cavanaugh: may lie alning uthidenti
fled deald at mllurgule.
Miss Nina Chapmllan of Cedar Rapids,
Iowa, sister of above.
Arthur ('arille. aged i3. mnember of "The
Ililliuuairc" compalny, Illinois theater.
Mrs. Rose lloilot.
Mrs. Anna Dixon.
Helen Dewey, I0l years oldl.
- . Drus., address unknown.
Edward and Louis D)ee, children.
Mary DIlniahue, wife of police sergeant.
Frank A. D oulcy, soni of Magistrate
bMiss Amy Evan...
Mrs. C. S. Erickson, snll and daughter,
of Aurora. Ill.; were il blleilny.
Mrs. Andrew Early, wife of assistant
superintendent Pinkerton Detective agency.
Mrs. MI. Fredericks.
Miss Foulke. Iterwyn.
Miss Jetnnie French of Kirkville, Mo.
Miss Mary Forbes., Mrs. hlull's maid.
Mrs. Henry G. Foremliain, wife of presi
dent of the county board.
Mrs. Ilnily Fox, inother of Hoyt Fox,
and her son and daughter, all live at W%'in
Miss Elva Fowler.
Mrs. Edward Frazier.
NMrs. Fulty and five childrenl.
A. F. Gartz.
Bicker Glenn. 14 years old.
Mrs. i.ulu Greenwald and son.
William Gunsaulus, nephew of Dr. W.
Mrs. John Guthardt and daughter, Eliza,
were in balcony.
Mary and Barbara Gartz, children of A.
F. Gartz, treasurer of the Crane Elevator
Miss Dolly Ileid.
Miss Nina Hansen.
John Holland, Des Moines.
Archie and Robert Hioppach.
Florence Hutchins, Waukegan, Ill.
Mrs. A. E. Hull and three children.
Mrs. E. Jones.
E. J. Jordan.
Mrs. Francis Kircher.
Mrs. David Kennedy, Freeport, Ill.
Joe Kingsley and his mother; seriously
Jessie Lideyer, Evanston, Ill.
II. Ludwig, wife and two daughters of
Marian and Catherine Long, children,
of Geneva, Ill.
C. G. Mucker.
M. R. McKey.
Mrs. McKenna and son,
Ben Moore and family of five.
John Miller, address unknown.
Elsie Meyer, West Grossdale, Ill.
Mrs. Agnes Newman and son.
Emma Olson, accompanying above.
Mrs. Charles Page.
Mrs. T, C. Peterson, Fargo, N. D.
M. B. Rhyses.
Mrs. Mary Bay. ,
Rev. Mr. Richardson,
Theodore Robert, Woodford, Ill.
Mrs. R. Reiss and two children.
Mrs. A. Roaken of Zanesville, Ohio, and
- Marcus Smith.
Mrs. F. H. Stafford.
George Sexton, Beloit,
Mrs. M. Stark, Des Moines, Iowa.
May Swift, daughter of L. A. Swift.
Mrs. S. Stockard, address unknown.
Mrs, JoTeh Strong, mother and niece.
Mrs, O, J. Tuthill, Des Moines.
Miss Mary Tailet aiid two daughters.
Mrs. Fdna Wilcox.
Mrs. William \\'aagner.
Mrs. Pearl W\Vunderlich.
Thomatt Weiners and members of
THIS HERO'S NERVE
SAVED SCORES ,
BY A:OtIAT E l t PiF .R,
Chicago, IDec. .t.- -Flags were placed at
half-mast nill over the city today, Mayor
lHarrison setting the example at the city
One of the heroes of the fire was 'eter
Quinn, chief special agent of the Santa Fe
railway system, who assisted in saving the
lives of too or more of the performers
from a fate as horrible as the victims of
the theater proper.
W'edged so tightly in a crowd at the
door of the stiage tlt raell that they couhf"
inot tove, the women. men and child ren
comllposilng tie comtplallny of performers,.
were standing helplessly and with Iagotized
louks utponl their faces. The stage door
"The massive stage door of the Iro
Itliis," said Mr. (tQuinn today, "is like itmany
others of its kilnd. The two main sawing
ing doers are used when scenery is taken
to or from tie theater, and built ill the
swinlginig structure itself is a snmall trap
dour used by the players il leaving or etl
tering the stage. 'hii trtrp ldoor opened in
ltardly. As I passed it I heard a cioiil1o
tion alid saw the door aas slightly open.
antId peering inlto the opening I curiously
asked what %;as the trouble. T'hen for the
tirst ttime. I antd others who hail arrived
outside ;abouttt the same timle. Ilarnedi that
the theater wa.s on ire. The pl;yers who
had ititshed to thie trap door. Rot caught itt
a solid Itass and were so firmly wedged to
gethlier that they eiubtl not move. Thley
wcre Iballkeid solidly against the little door
and it could nlot be opened. Nearly all
the pIl:ayers were inl their stage eusmttlines
nitl the woment had inot evetn time to wash
the paint froit their faces. We tried to
foce tihe door open, butt thie crotwd l inked
tip to, tightly against it.
The Man for the Hour.
The'ln cause a violmine of smiloke, allll far
inl the rear of the crowd we cioull see
the i.iit.natiion from the l:tim s. I hadl
a numbiti', r it of small tools in yli pocket and
inltlcdliately proceeded to remlllove the
metal ittachmen ts which hell tlhe d r inl
place. 'hlis was alccomplnlishedu witht s lome
difficulty aitd then we manItllagie I llo force
the crowd baluck prbalhly tan inclh, the
door thenl droltsinig from its pilace ai I one
by one the impt i-oned players were as
sisted into the alley. I walked ii upont
the stage andii found it a sect hilt flt'
nace. The players had becn iscitulei, just
Blame Fire on Curtain.
htEmployes of the theater place the ter
rible loss of life ti the "jaminlg" of
the a'ltestis tcurtain. At every. perforim
alice of the shutw the iaslestos curtain has
been raised and lowered.
It has always run)t si.iiothlty. accordin g to
the ettployes. It was so airrangedI that
should tie of the cables lholding it break.
the curtain would det scend by its owni
weight. The asbestos eturtain was' held
by four steel cables, It slid up aitd down
and was guided by two others, oltie Oli
each side. Th.ese four calbles extehnded
above the gridiron, thlie franuieiork which
suppom tld tihe tackle by which the SCen
cry is raised and lowered to the side wall.
There they were attached to a large steel
plate. To the steel plate was attached a
manila rope. This rope led down to
the stage and arottund a block. It then
led aloft and run through live other blocks
(Oit the side going tip the counter
weights were attached, on which there
were enough to tnuake less tlhan an abiso
lute balance for the curtain. The as
bestos curtain was so heavy that if re
leased it would come down of its own
accord. All of the employes deny there
has been any previous fire itt thle house.
The employCs alsto deny that any of the
doors to exits were locked.
TO CALL MEETING OF
Mvianagers Mean to Sift the Origin of the
IsY ASSU('IA1EtI PRE'I SS,
Chicago, I)ec. .--Messrs. Davis and
Powers, managers of the Iroquois. have
called a meeting at the Illinois theater of
all members of the "llueheard" company
and a full statement will be made after a
Davis and P'owers emphatically deny a
report that there was a tire in the Iroquois
three weeks ago and that the asbestos cur
tain then refused to work on account of
being controlled by ropes instead of wires.
They also state that the curtain was con
trolled by the strongest wires that it was
possible to use. Thile facts are, according
to them, that the curtain swayed the mo
ment the to or t7 exits were thrown open,
owing to the rush of air.
BRITISH AS A NATION
l.ondon, Dec. 3t.-.'he following mes
sage which Lord Mayor James T. Ritchic
of London transmitted through the Asso
ciated Press well voices the consternation
and sympathy which prevails throughout
the British metropolis over the disaster
"Mansion House, London, Dec. 3r.
"The citizens of London offer their deep
sympathy and sincere condolence with the
American people at the awful loss of
life at Chicago.
(Signed) "JAMES T. RITCIIIE,
" Lord Mayor of London."
All local and foreign topics of interest
were forgotten here today in the universal
horror over the Iroquois theater tragedy.
The extra editions were eagerly boughit
and throughout the day Americans in Lon
don made frequent inquiries at the office
of the Associated Press,
(.\dditional Fire News on P'ages to and i,.)
CITY OFFICES ARE TO CLOSg
No Session of Police Court on New
Tomorrow being January I and a holl
day, many of the public offices of the
city will be closed. The offices of the
city clerk and treasurer and the health
department will be closed and there will
be no session of the police court.
The employment Iureau will lie open
as usual, as will also the office of titd
Open Tonight Ie4J
Till 10 O'elock -
Everything for Every Man, for Every DayandSunday
RBeme I mbellner Friday starts the new year, and this store will be
chlosed, so if you've any clothing wants, soo that they are satis
We are showing tlie ulits and overc·oats, flancy veOts, s,':trfs, gloves,
hosiery, underwear, hnts and shoes. If hbetter suits woro mado we
would he the first to havo them. If finer overcoats were niulitfalctaured
w4 would add thel to our stock. We know thero's nothing oetter
for the money than we regularly show.
Men's Outing Flannel Night Shirts
Men's outing thinnel nighilt hirt, chollic now designs and ut fill
length. Regular 75e valuies for SOc.
4Men's night shirts of extra quality ianmol, well made with the new
militlary collar tuld handsomrely trimmed. (lood $1.50 valdw.s for $1.
Men's Union Suits Men's Fancy Shirts Men's Underwear
$7.00 Suits for $3.50 $1.75 Shirts for $1.00 $3.50 Garments $2.50
Men's union suits of wlhat is Wilson Iros. and o(ther high Mln's derbly ribbed lunbs' wool
termted 'mnercerized silk," frotl class shirts with fanacy still' underwear, superiortuality, silk
one of the hest makers and ex- hosoms, sonic with eitt a- finisheld, colotrs grlly and fawn.
tra well madele; all bioes. Ieg- tach.od. Others with delt aed Wrt weight for winter. ieg
ualar $7.00 sutits for $3..50. cual.ls. $1.· o nd $1.75 slhirts $1. lar $3:. .50 grie.ntlls for $2.50.
Sale Men's Hats Now On
See Display in Hennessy's South Window Today
Men's Hats Men's Hats Men's Hats
Only $1.50 Bach Only $2.50 hach Only $3.50 Each
Mctn's soft and stilf linits, all NMen's soft and st illi hats in tho M.lel's soft aund stilt hlnts, extra
good shapenl in black and colors; leading shapll and colorings; qlality, Stetson's 1nund at1 ther
values from $2.00 to $2.50 valItIs from $:1.00 to $ 1.,0 well knowan tmtkes in new vantli
each, for $1.50. S.o the dis- (catch for $2.50. tit, the dis- hil eiraltl shaples, st.yh,- anI .ol -
play in Ilonnessy's front win- piny in lennessy' faot win orings; $:t..;io to $5i.i0! values
do(ws. oiw . for $ .:: ( 1.
Men's Overcoats at $15.00
Regularly Worth Up to $22.50 Each
Lot of Men's extra linl overo'(llts, made of the Inew ''soft roglIh"
ciflTects in black and gral'lly overel't' .ing, frontl' t he Ist. iiitakerls altnd th l t.
oougllly tailored. Some ihave liiningi oif fiun vicnltlian hlotha; ,tliherl
worstied Iotly linings and sahoulder liings of silk. Values tp to i.t2. 5) ºi1
for $15.00 eacuh.
Men's $7 Trousers for $5
Men( ' s li'le wor'tle tf'ro ers, I(ait llpattersl' aIn ftianlty strl'ill(pe; vatluaae titp
to $7.00 for $LS.i0 pair. See display in our southll windllows.
h . . 1 • i i I
OF GRAND JURORS
RfOOM IN WHICH THEY WILL MEET
IS BEING FURNISHED-THEY
MEAN TO SIT LONG.
ACCOUNTANT HARD AT WORK
Going Over Books of County Commis
sioners' Office-Expects to Be
Weeks at the Work.
That the grand jury is anticipating a
long session is evidenced by the improve
mlients bheing niade in the room provided
for their deliberations.
One of the first acts of tile jury was to
request the county colmissioners to iml
prove and renovate the olo jury room,
where the work of the jury will be per
A force of paperhangers and painters
was on hand this morning and will rush
the work of painting and papering as rap
idly as possible. All the woodwork has
Iben painted and the paperhangers are
stripping the walls of the old soiled paper
preparatory to replacing it with bright,
new material. After the work is fliished
the room will show up to good advantage
and lie a comfortable place in which to de
Mr. Allen, the accountant employed by
the grand jury to check up the affairs of
the county commissioners office is busy
with the county license rolls, but maiitains
great secrecy as to the nature of his work.
After the license matters are covered, Mr.
Allen will take tt) other branches in the
county clerk and recorder's office, and will
go back over the accounts of the oilice for
the past live years.
IN STEINER. DIVORCE CASE
Plaintiff Has Filed a Notice of Publica
tion of Action.
A notice of publication was filed today
in the district court by Elmer G. Steiner,
who is siting l.urinda Steiner for divorce.
The affidavit accompanying the notice
alleges that diligent search has been made
for the defendant, but she cannot be lo
cated and that she continues to desert the
plaintiff, wherefore he asks the court to
dissolve the bonds of matrimony.
WILL NOT BE TRIED
IF THEY ARE GOOD
White Boys, However, Have Been
Charged With Incorrigibility.
Information was filed in Judge McCler
nan's court this morning charging John
and Willie White, the two boys recently
accused of theft at St. Joseph's church,
with vagrancy and incorrigibility. The
boys were released from the county jail
yesterday upon their own recognizance.
'Pending good behavior it is understood
they will not be prosecuted.
LODGING HOUSE FIRE
DEPARTMILNT LXTINGIJISHLS BLAZE
IN PLACL RU!J BY MRS. KtJLBY
AT 403 WATSON AVFNUL.
The lire delarltment w.a^, .',lled iut at
7:30 this morning 1u cxtinlli !: : blaze
in the brick two story buihling at 403
Watsoiui uaivett. 'hie lllihiluug is owned
by Mrs. Jeanieil Elis, anld is uInI as a rnuin.
ing and iatldiilg houise by MrsI. i.. .
Tlhe fire started from a dulihlivi chimi
Iney over the. ollic., alid b |efor it 'o lal hIe
put out had burtned a large hole through
the floor of the seRicond story and diam
aged the wall to sume extent. The fuiriui
utuei oil th seconrid flioor wia ;also solell
what dl;amlaged. IIad thlie lirelen ll l it bIeel l
on theI scene in tilme it woutld have proved
a dis:astrol us, ilaze.
Chief Sangter estimatells the itotal loss at
$25o. 'There was insturancell on the build
iug, but lllll' 01 o tlih fIlllituLre.
W. H. BEAKEY HURT
IN NEVERSWEAT MINE
W. ti. Beaky, a timb-rarri emiployeI in
the Neversweat llille, Iimet with a seriolus
accident while at work thiis mlorningll on
the .6ooi-fuoot level of the mine. A rock
weigling several hunldredl pounds, it is
said, fell so as to strike leakey iii the
Though no holnes were lbroken, thfe iant
is said to have ieirn seriously injured. lie
was takeni to St. Jaimue,' hospital for Ireat
Ilienit It is believed lie will recover.
leakey is a imarriled man initd hasiii a faiiily
livinlg at 377 list itlanlite sItreet.
JOSEPH EVANS' CASE
IN DISTRICT COURT
Continued Until Monday at Request of
Argulients in the hablleal corpus case of
Joseph EIvans were heard in Judge Mc
(Cleriin''s (ourt this lmorning, Attorneys
IDaln Y:uncey and Joseph liinnard appliear
ing for the sheriff, anid J. Bruce Kramiiier
for the petitioner.
Counsel for the sheriff requestedl per
missioni to sulbmit briefs covering the
points not ;arguedrl, and thi was gralntld,
the case leiing continued until next Moin
Evans' trouble grerw out of a debt. Fie
was brouught into court in Mcaderville on
D)ecember ai6 for a debt, anlid had on hiis
person at the time a dlianlond pin. Judge
l)anzer ordered himi to surrender the pin
to satisfy his creditors.
Uponi E:van' refusal to surrender the
diamond lie was adjudged guilty of con
temnlpt of court and conmnlitted to the
couiity jail for a4 hours and a fine of
$30 imposed. He was released on bond,
Australia has more churches per capita
than any other country. She has ato
churches to every Ioo,ooo Ipeople, England
has 1.j and Russia about s5.
FOOLING WITH GUN
SON or AMEIIICAN MINISTER TO
CUt.A ACCIDLNTALLY KILLS
HIMSLLF IN HAVANA.
111I A , i 1111 Ii Ii .l i.I
Iav;ina IrcI, .11 IFarIIg Squires, eldest
son of the mllnihter In (uba, accldentally
shot anI kdlled hItselIf today. Ih" was.
pratiingri sihooting with a rev'olver.
The, w, pot n iiiiIiled to a.t properly, andl
yoIIIIg Sqllirt' IbegaK:ln Ito examine it, whenII
it went off wilh lhe nItizzle ptritnld at hie
lhIt sihe. The bullet pased through his
SMITH'S CASE FOR MONDAY
Charged With Passing Fictitious Check
on a Saloon.
I;.orgi' Smith, alias Itan Johnsonit, who 1t
thargrtd with passing a fictltious check at thet:
Ilawithile sals i ashut two werks ago ant,
,culruItg $,15 i) tie I .paper, was in JudgeIt MN',
I(' rrll;lll :court, iiit i mallilkillng a istatementl
to the Ieffect lthat hie was tinable Ito emplyt
munstlNI In reprewen't' Imi11 ill Ih' case; , 'llThomasll
S. Iligan was appoinlrtd hisi attrollty.
lie stated lhalt liI real IiIname was Dave Jullt
,,n. li~s plea was set for II'xt Moldasly.
PANSY PRICE IS IN COURT
Will Be Sent to Reform School Unless
'IThe ce of I'ansy Price, the girl who was
'lchargedi with l;lobtainin goods h ofr the I sWti
is.t ite upon fallse retpre.sellatiins, was heard it
Judge Mctlertiina 's s.t.e today. 'the girl was
ordelred crnsmitted to the state iretJr.uratory at
Miles (itly, but her clr inilllItnllt was withhehl
pcrdllngl good c(, ll u C t.
Are suspicious of most skin lotions,
because they do about as much harm
as good, and it is a pretty difficult
iproposition to find a skin food that
can ble used without some bad effects,
\V'e think we've solved the problem in
IIt cleause's and clears and softens the
skin, lbut does not mnake it shine. It
relieves chapped or rough hands, face
or lips, anud improves the complexion.
It contains no glycerine, which makes
hair grow, or anything that will harm
the most delicate skiut. CRISLEY
CREAM is an ideal toilet luxury, and
once you have tried it we feel sure
you'll never be without it.
CHRISTIB & LEYS
,1 North Main Street.