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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL
> PKIOE TWO CENTS.
Formal Candidacy to Be An
ASKING VOTES ALREADY
Member Called Into Audience and
Asked to Support Him.
MUNN IS THE INTERLOCUTOR
Kv»u» Indltmayed WUI llattle All
the More Energetically for
If soliciting rotes makes him a candi
date. Thomas Lowry is a candidate for the
United States senate.
The Journal knows of at least one
instance in which Mr. Lowry asked for a
vote yesterday. At the same time, a rep
resentative of Mr. Lowry stated In the
presence of that gentleman that the lat
ter would be a formally announced can
didate within twenty-four- hours. It is
expected that Mr. Lowry's announcement
■will be made to-night.
A member of the house was called yes
terday to the law office in St. Paul of;
Tom Shevlln (national committeeman) —Ji
saw Van Sant and told him what to do.
Munn & Thygeson. M. D. Munn, of this
firm, is general counsel for the Twin City
Rapid Transit company, of which Mr.
Lowry is president. The member was
shown into the presence of Messrs. Munn
and Lowry. The former said that he
would like to have the member's support
for Mr. Lowry, that Mr. Lowry was a
candidate and that the announcement
would be made within twenty-four hours.
The Evans men are prepared. They
have expected Mr. Lowry's candidacy to
be announced very soon and the word has
been passed along the line not to be sur
prised by the fact. This move on Mr.
Lowry's part has been expected for some
days, although Mr. Lowry has insisted all
along that he was not a candidate and
would not be until Mr. Evans was beaten.
When the facts as to Mr. Lowry's course
were laid before Mr. Evans he said:
"I have expected such action by Mr.
Lowry for some days. It looks as if he
really were a candidate. If he is, lam
not at all dismayed. This will be a battle
to the finish just the same as if Mr. Lowry
were not from Minneapolis. I shall stay
in the fight until I win, as I confidently be*
lieve I shall, or until I am hopelessly de
feated. Mr. Lowry will be treated like any
other candidate. I shall oppose him as
vigorously as any other. I should not be
surprised to see Mr. Lowry's candidacy
react in my favor. The idea that because
Mr. Lowry is a candidate I am out of it
is absurd. My friends are well prepared."
Is Tains to Manage for Tom t
While the report is not so well substan
tiated as the one that Mr. Lowry is about
to announce his candidacy it is equally
interesting to note that it is rumored that
Tarns Blxby is to enter the senatorial
fipht as Mr. Lowry's manager. The long
delayed Tarns finally arrived in St. Paul
about noon to-day after having stopped
Representative W. P. Roberts, Minneapolis-
Kind o' seems to me we ought to win this
a few hours en route. He was seized by
friends the moment he arrived and taken
away to some place unknown.
During the last twenty-four hours the
Evans people have made some moves
which are calculated to strengthen their
position wonderfully and arm them lot
the stampede that is sure to be attempted
by the anti-Evans people generally the
moment T. Lowry says he is "it."
These moves have had such encouraging
results that the Lowry advent is looked
upon with the greatest equanimity, al
though It is thoroughly appreciated that
the entry of a fourth candidate will make
the battle even more desperate. Mr. Ev
ans is encouraged by his friends on all
sides to continue his campaUin precisely
as if Mr. Lowry did not live in Minneapo
A final and "last appearance" session
was held late last night with the balky
menjbers of the "noble eleven" of the sec
ond district. They were brought into line
and rounded up for Evans for good with
the possibility, even probability, of Lowry
becoming a candidate plainly before them.
I.ovrry in Hen nenln,.
Just what portion of the Ilennepin dele
gation Mr. Lowry may expect to wreat from
Evans is doubtful. He will probably get
Phillips and Lane who are not pledged to
Evans, and possibly one or two more. It
is believed that fourteen or fifteen out of
the nineteen will stand by Evans.
It is reported that some members of the
Hennepin delegation and some others met
"Boss" Eli Warner, St. Paul—l don't know
anything. I never know anything. Surpris
ing that such an ignorant man should hay*
such a pull as I have.
at the West hotel last night to decide
whether the time was propitious for Mr.
Lowry's entrance. The conference tended
to the opinion that Evans should be side
tracked, so far as the conference could do
anything in the interests of Lowry.
The spirited manner in which Mr. Evans
received the news as to Lowry and the
spontaneity with which his friends out
side as well as in Minneapolis have de
clared their intention of supporting him
to the end has wrought a change in the
opinion heretofore entertained by many
that the candidacy of Lowry would neces
sarily defeat Evans. Many even claim
that in the long run it will help Evans.
It will attract to him support and sym
pathy, it is Baid, which he has not had
in the past as the leader in the senatorial
The Third and the Seventh.
It is expected that the third district
will caucus very soon, possibly to-night.
Some members of the seventh district
delegation maintain that they are bound
not to devote themselves to the interests
of other candidates until Nelson is elected.
Others maintain that his unanimous nomi
nation releases the members from the
pledge of abstinence from the battle. It
Is likely that a seventh district caucus will
be called to-night to determine this
Hill Is Still AKin 1 Lonry.
The "tip" in St. Paul to-day is that J.
J. Hill still opposes Lowry and that the
latter will not have "G. X." stiched in
hie senatorial battle clothes.
—Theodore M. Knappen.
Van Sant Swears He'll Be Good.
Captain Van Sant took the oath of offlc«
as governor of Minnesota in his rooms at
Colonel C. T. Trowbridge, Minneapolis—Gosh,
but it's more fun to lie in the trenches
than to wait for a political job.
the Windsor hotel, St. Paul, early this
forenoon. There were no formalities. The
oath was administered by General Moses
E. Clapp, as notary public. The announce
ment that he took the oath yesterday was
WISCONSIN IS DIVIDED
Between the Iliiileitli and the Hop
From The Journal Bureau, Room 45, Pott
Washington, Jan. B.—The Wisconsin del
egation met this afternoon to caucus on
the'reapportionment bill and divided about
equally, part being for the Hopkins bill
and part for the Burleigh bill.
"Which bill,will be passed by the house
this afternoon?" I asked Congressman
Babcock at the close of the Wisconsin
caucus. He replied:
"The Burleigh bill will pass *by\a very
creditable margin. I shall vote 'for the
Hopkins bill, however."
John Goodnow I» Dae.
John Goodnow expects to reach Wash
ington this afternoon at 5 o'clock on the
Baltimore & Ohio. , General Manager
Fred Underwood , passed through Wash
ington to-day on his way to Baltimore:
He said he saw Goodnow in Chicago yes
terday and that he was intending to start
for -Washington yesterday afternoon.
—W. W. Jermane.
Washington Small Talk.
Representative Heatwole has been laid up
with a heavy cold for several days. He was
taken sick on the same day with the speaker
Postmasters appointed to-day: lowa—Glad
stone, Tama county, P. V. Tracy; • Middle
field, Buchanan county,'P. Tarrells; Ventura,
Cerro Gordo county, J. W. Pollock. . Wis
consln-^Jewett, St. Croix county, B. T. Dean
Senator McCumber has presented an amend
ment to \he Indian appropriation bill provid
ing that - the«appropriation for the: relief of
the Turtle Mountain and Devils Lake Indiana
may be used to defray the expenses already
incurred for the suppression of smallpox.
Congressman Heatwole has been confined to
his room at his hotel since Saturday ~ with
a severe cold. It is act thought to be
serious. . 9CB99RSHNPPSta
Grain ■, and , elevator . men of the northwest
have almost unanimously : petitioned the sen
ate finance committee 'to take the ; , tax off
elevator receipts. The war : revenue reduc
tion bill, as it . passed the house, permitted
this tax to stand. \l\
•' Welcome, Minn., Jan. B.—The public schools
resumed work yesterday, ■ after a vacation of
t two ' weeks. ' Mumps and grippe ; are rampant
in H this section. ~ Rural * teachers > are * scarce
in Martin county. • A number of lowa teachers
have been \ employed.' Nearly thirty teachers
in the county are ; working on permits. ; -
TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 8, 1901.
KNOX HAS BEEN CAMPING AGAIN ON THE TRAIL OF DE WET.
WITHOUT A HITCH
Things Go Smoothly at the Opening
of the Legislature.
AN ANTI-DOWLING CANDIDATE
The Minority in the House Names
One, bat It Is With.
The thirty-second session of the Minne
sota legislature opened this morning at
the state capitol, St. Paul. In both house
and senate substantially the same program
was carried out. Each body was called to
order, the" credentials of newly elected
members presented, the oath of office ad
ministered, and then the election of offi
cers taken up. In neither house nor sen
ate was there any departure from the-slate
agreed upon in last night's caucuses. In
the house the minority went so far as to
name a candidate in opposition to M. J.
Dowling, the republican nominee, but at
the time this action was taken an
apology was uttered for seeming to have
questioned in any way either Mr.
Dowling's ability or his disposition to pre
side with absolute fairness over the ses
sions ofythe winter. Mr. Pennington, who
presented the name of Mr. Plowman, the
choice of the minority, declared himself
prompted by a desire to preserve the
democratic organization. On this ground
alone he and his colleagues saw fit to vote
against Mr. Dowling.
The customary resolutions followed the
election of the officers, one looked to the
appointment of a committee on rules; a
second to the notification of the governor
that the house was prepared, in conjunc
tion with the senate, to receive any mes
sage he might care to transmit; a third
to the allowance of mileage.
Committee appointments made by
Speaker Dowling were as follows:
Rules—Dunn, Larson, Harben, Ofsthun and
Notification—Dobbin, Anderson and Dorsey.
Mileage—Haugland, Ocobock, Lane, Pugh
On the motion of Mr. Rich of Ramsey
the use of the hall of representatives this
evening was extended to the state agri
A Gavel for Dowling;.
Speaker Dowling will not want for a
gavel this time. J. W. Phillips of Min
neapolis this morning presented him with
a handsome piece of workmanship from
the manual training department of the
South Side high school. Mr. Phillips' re
marks were very neatly phrased; the
reply of Speaker Dowling facetious. The
speaker thought that he might be prop
erly considered as knowing something of
Minneapolis' woods, inasmuch as he had
purchased an artificial limb from a Minne
apolis manufacturer. This sally brought
down the house.
LT. GOV. IS SWORN IN
The Senate Gets to Preliminaries on
the Stroke of Twelve.
Promptly at the stroke of 12 Lieutenant
Governor Smith brought down his gave!
and called the senate to order. Seated at
his right was Rev. S. G. Smith of St. Paul.
At his left was Justice Brown of the su
preme court. Dr. Smith opened the ses
sion with a brief prayer, after which Jus
tice Brown administered the oath to the
presiding officer. Lieutenant Governor
Smith made a short speech of greeting,
congratulating the senate on assembling
again without the loss of a single member.
Senator Thompson nominated S. A.
Langum for secretary of the senate.
Senator John A. Johnson seconded the
nomination on behalf of the democratic
minority, stating that the democratic
members had been so well satisfied with
the services given by th* senate officers
at the last session that they had decided
to vote this time for nominees of the
republican caucus. There waa a hitch
here and Lieutenant Governor Smith ap
pointed Hiler Horton of Ramsey clerk pro
tern. Mr. Horton then called the role.
The only absentees were Senators Schell
bach and Sweningsen.
The Caucus Slate Goes.
Senator Young wanted the caucus slate
put through in one vote, but in order to
save any question, each officer was voted
on separately, Mr. Horton calling the roll.
The resolution creating clerkships and
naming the clerks was then read. Sena
tor Horton moved an amendment, insert
ing the name of Rev. W. W. Lewis as
chaplain. Senator Stockwell moved to
increase the compensation of the : ste
nographers from $3 to $5. . Both amend
ments and the resolution were carried.
The usual resolution, .; authorizing the
president of the senate to appoint the
standing-committees, was then passed,
and on motion of Senator Young the presi
dent 1 was authorized to appoint a clerk at
a salary of $5 per day. ;■- On motion . of
Senator Schaller the rules of 1899 were
adopted 'to hold . until ; the committee on
rules should report. \ The resolution au
thorizing the appointment of six pages at
$3 a day was the next to go through.
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'"'" Secretary Langum then directed to
inform the house that the senate was or
ganized and ready for business. The con
current resolution for the appointment of
a joint committee to wait on the governor
was then adopted, and Senators Wilson,
McCarthy and Fitzpatrick were named as
the senate members. The senate then
took a recess for ten minutes until the
house completed its organization.
Two Committees Appointed. ..
Resuming business, Senators Benedict,
J. H. Smith and MeGovern were appoint
ed a committee on mileage. The new com
mittee on rules consists of J. D. Jones,
Young, Snyder, Somerville, Baldwin,
Schaller, Fitzpatrick, Stockwell and
At 1:50 Chief Clerk Schmahl of the
house appeared and announced that the
house was organized, and had appointed
its committee to wait on the governor.
The Joint committee did not find Governor
Van Sant at the capitol, but decided to
hold the inaugural ceremonies at 10:30 to
morrow, the two houses meeting in joint
session in the house chamber. The com
mittee then went to find Governor Van
Sant and notify him of this arrangement.
The senate then adjourned for the day.
To Be Named Next Week,
Lieutenant Governor Smith says he will
not name senate - committees until next
Senator Sweningsen came in late, Sen
ator Schellbach being the only senate ab
sentee. He is detained at home by ill
HAZING NOT FATAL
Military Court's Findings in the
Case of Booz.
HAZING NOT IN BRUTAL FORM
Bat Radical Measures Should Be
Taken to Stop It In
Washington, June B.—Findings of the
military court of inquiry on the charge
that Cadet Oscar L. Booz died from hazing
at the West Point miitary academy were
received to-day at the war department.
It is understood that the court decides
that Booz was hazed, but it was not
proved that death resulted from such haz
ing. The court finds that hazing is gen
eral at the acadamy, but not in a brutal
form, and recommends that radical and
extreme measures be taken to eradicate
the practice in every form.
Wisconsin Supreme Court Hand*
Down a Batch of Decisions. •
Special to The Journal. •
Madison, Wis., Jan. —The decision of
the lower court was reversed In twenty out
of twenty-one cases decided by the su
preme court to-day.' * Charles. F. Pfister
won a point in his libel suit against the
Milwaukee Sentinel, . the supreme court
affirming the decision of the circuit court
overruling the defendant's demurrer.
The Jones islanders scored in ' their con
test with the Illinois : Steel r company , for
possession of their lands in Milwaukee har
bor, the supreme court reversing the cir
cuit court's decision against them.
CHOTEAU IS BIDDEN
Pierre Citi>en« Would Do Him E«
Special to The Journal.
Pierre, S. D., Jan. 8. —The city council
last night passed a resolution inviting
Pierre Choteau of St. Louis to visit the
city this winter. Choteau is at the head
of the St. Louis exposition and is a grand
son of the man whose name this city bears.
St. Peter, Minn., Jan. B.—Andrew Carlson,
one of the oldest dealers in this city, has
disposed of his entire stock of hardware and
farm implements to Prank Ransom and
Prank Ldndborg, both of this city.
SIX PLACES FILLED
A Part of Gov. Van Sant's Adpoint-
ments Is Ascertained.
A. B. ROBBINS TO GET SOMETHING
Probably the Surveyor Generalship
at Minneapolis—John O'Donnell
Is Labor Commissioner.
Superintendent of Public Instruction— A.
Nelson, Hallock; assistant, J. W. Olson, Al
State Librarian—Jens K. Grondahl, Red j
- Adjutant General—C. M. Libbey, St. Paul.
Labor Commissioner— . O'Donnell, Min
1 Insurance.Commissioner—'Elmer Dearth, St.
Chief Game Warden—Sam Fullerton.
The above are Captain Van Sant's ap
pointments as far as they go. They are
not officially announced, but the authority
is excellent. . - ;.
On almost as good authority it is stated
that A. B. Robbins of Minneapolis will be
surveyor general at Minneapolis and
either Eli Warner or Fred Schiflman of St.
Paul, oil inspector.
The choice for the first three officers
named is looked . upon by the . wiseacres
as commendable ''■ because it tak^s care of
the Scandiavians and three congressional
districts at the same time.
ATTACK ON PANAMA
Revolutionists Are Reported to Be
Approaching the City.
UNITED STATES TO TAKE A HAND
Action to Protect American Inter
ests and to Keep Order on
Washington, Jan. 8. —Consul General
Goodner at Panama cables the state de
partment from Colombia that the Colom
bian government announces that the rev
olutionists are approaching Panama and
making preparations for a fight, which is
likely to occur soon.
The state department intends taking
vigorous action, if the city is threatened
with bombardment, to protect American
interests and to carry out the duties as
sumed by-treaty for the protect*"* of the
isthmus of Panama.
WONT LIVEJN PARIS
Mm. Davla Says Wunhlngtou Will
Be Her Home.
Washington, Jan. B.—Mrs. Cushman K.
Davis is already compiling her distin
guished husband's works on law, politics,
diplomacy, literature, war and miscella
neous lectures. She will be assisted by
Bishop Hurst, of the Methodist church, who
was an old and esteemed friend of the late
Mrs. Davis denies that she has any in
tention of going to Paris to live. She said:
Nothing ia further from my thoughts than
going to live in Paris. I shall live in Wash
ington in the home on H street, where 1 had
expected to spend such a pleasant winter with
my husband and in the preparations and al
terations of which for this purpose he took so
keen an Interest prior to nil 11.' tas.
My intention*of making Washington my fu
ture home is In accordance with my hus
band's wishes. He knew that I havo been
very happy here, and, further, that the cli
mate suits me far totter \han in St. Paul.
More than that, the place suits me because
of my natural fondness for politics. It was
on this latter account as much as anything
else that Senator Davis urged me to make
my home here.
I would like to correct several statement*
which have been published in regard to my
husband's will. The statement that It was
made several weeks before his death is en
tirely erroneous. It was made In 1885 and
left me all of . hi* . personal , effects, including
his library, which i« a very valuable one. ; It
is not true that he desired to have this libra
ry sold. '■ It /wais; willed ;to m«, v and ■ will ' not
be wld. V - _
12 PAGES-FIVE O CLOCK.
SIGN THE NOTE
Disregard the Order of the
MAY LOSE THEIE HEADS
They Explain to the Empress the
Danger in Her Order.
VIRTUALLY ACCEPTED ALREADY
They Hope to Frighten the Empremi
. Back to Her —Position
;.- c of the Viceroy.
Muw York Sun Special Smrvlc* -
. Peking, Jan. B.—Li Hung Chang and
Prince Ching received a decree Saturday
directing them not to sign the.preliminary
note of the powers unless the demands . for
razing the Taku forts, the establishment
of permanent foreign military posts be
tween Peking and the sea and of legation
guards at Peking and for the prohibition
of imoprting arms into China are stricken
The decree upset both the commission
ers. After a conference, at which they
went over the situation, they determined,
in spite of the order of the dowager em
press, to ' sign the note when it is pre
sented and to take the consequences what
ever they may be. They did this on the
authority of the - first edict, which or
dered them to accept the terms and to sign
the note. . Their embarrassment has been
increased by the delay in the presentation
of copies of the note which the ministers
demand shall be signed.
After the decision to sign the note any
way, Prince Ching paid New Year calls on
the ministers. These calls were osten
sibly social but their real object was to
hurry the documents .J for signing and to
hasten the subsequent conference. He did
not tell any of the ministers that he had
unfavorable news. ;
Their Heads in Danger. :
The. determination of the ministers to
sign despite the decree' is an exhibition of
courage, since disobedience of a decree of
this nature is always punishable by death.
The additional decree to the commission
ers is due to the personal telegram of
Viceroy Chang Chin Tung, who is respon
sible for all the trouble. He asserts it was
due to him that the powers should have
sent a note, instead of an ultimatum, and
that therefore the commissioners should
take advantage of this to reopen the dis- I
cussion with the view to bringing the pow- ■
en-, around,.to their ideas. ; , He seems, to
have the -ear of the dowager empress. ,
Appeal to the Empress.
Prince ; Ching and Li Hung Chang tele
graphed to the dowager empress yesterday
repeating their arguments for signing the
note and pointing out the impossibility of
China making any resistance to the de
mands. They added that they had received
the first edict directing the acceptance of
the terms and ordering them to sign the
note. They had communicated this to the
powers, which in itself constituted an ac
ceptance, which it was now impossible to
revoke. If the .acquiescence was revoked
it would cause a long delay, break off the
friendly relations and lead to a renewal of
military operations. They hope that this
will frighten.the dowager empress back to
They suggest,'too, that something should
be done to bring Chang Chih Tung to his i
senses. He was one of the viceroys most
friendly to the foreigners at the outbreak
of the troubles. When he was appointed
a joint peace commissioner the foreigners
approved. He is -now undoubtedly dealing
in futures. He hopes to curry favor with
the dowager empress. Probably if one
of the powers sent his counsel to impress
him with the danger that would follow the
breaking off of relations it would be ef
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Confirmed by Conger.
Washington, Jan. Minister Conger ca
bles that there is ground for the belief that
the empress dowager is opposing the ac
ceptance by China of the demands of the
' Relieve the Ministers.
Washington, Jan. B.—The United States has
proposed that the- questions of indemnity and
of framing new commercial treaties with
China be considered by an International com
mission either at Washington or at the capi
tal of one of the other powers, thus removing
these two phases of the negotiations from Pe
TIME IS GETTING SHORT
AN OIL INSPECTION SCHEME
For the Rest of Their Tenure
Chiefs Will Absorb
Special to The Journal. . :•'.'7
St.. Cloud, Minn., Jan. -. Alderman J.
D. Kowalkoski, deputy state oil inspector
for Steams county, has been advised that
; his services were discontinued Jan. 5, and
that Chief - Deputy Burrows at Minnesota
Transfer will inspect all oils destined for
this section of the state.
It; Is N claimed here that Burrows and
Heinrichs, the state oil inspector, have
entered >. into a deal to do all the oil in
specting and pocket all the fees of the
office ■ during , the few remaining weeks of
their tenure of office, and prominent dem
ocrats are wroth.
CITIES WOULD RULE
Argument Again*! Inereaalng the
Washington, Jan. 8. — Speaker Hen
derson, who has been confined to
his room by illness for several
days, called the house to order to-day.
The debate on the reapportionment bill
was resumed, and Mr. Dalzell of Pennsyl
vania spoke in support of the Hopkins
bill. Mr. Dalzell denied that under the
rules this was an efficient house; it was
an inefficient house. The records showed
it. He argued at length in opposition to
an increase In the membership. The house
even at its present size was inefficient
Mr. Blngham of Pennsylvania opposed
the Hopkins bill and favored the Bur
leigh bill. The inefficiency in the admin
istration of the business of the house was
due in part to its size.
Clttoa Would Control.
Mr. Grosvenor of Ohio declared he would
vote for a smaller rather than a larger
house. If the Burleigh bill became a law
it turned over 25 per cent of the power
of the fifty-eighth congress to the cities
and stripped the rural districts of their
Nearly Thirty Children Die
in a Fire.
MORE BURNED FATALLY
Orphan Asylum at Rochester Is
Destroyed Early To-day.
NARROW ESCAPES, HEROIC WORK
Fire Starts In the Boilerroom,
Cannes an Explooion and
: Rochester. X. V, Jan. B.—At ':
: noon the identified dead by the :
: Rochester orphan asylum flre :
: had reached twenty-six children, :
: one nurse and a cook. :
Rochester, N. V., Jan. B.—By the burn
ing of the Rochester orphan asylum early
to-day between twenty and thirty iivea
were lost, and many of the inmates will
die from burns or other injuries. The
asylum was a three-story structure at
Hubbell park and Exchange street and its
occupants numbered between 165 and 195.
The building was almost totally destroyed.
The following is a list of the casualties,
those not otherwise designated being chil
dren, inmates of the asylum:
Dead—Mary Alexander, Charfes Benham,
Charles Bryant, Blanche Carey, Evangelme
Carey, — Conwell, Mrs. Martha Gihis, nurse;
Miss Marie Gordon, cook, jumped iioin third
story window and was instantly killed;
Bertha Hall, Ellen Hamilton, Mary Kane,
. Isabel Marthage, Gertrude McCaw, Mary Mc-
Caw, Hazel Murray, Lorena Owen, Myrtle
Patterson, Gertrude Poner, Bertha Potter,
Cora Potter, Minnie Skinner, Mildred Slocum,
Lilliam Stone, Viola Stuck, Minnie Tiffany,
Mildred Wright, colored; two little girls not
Seriously Injured—Miss Esabelle Lawson,
nurse, badly burned about arms and body,
condition serious; Ellen Delmore, nurse, bad
ly burned on face and back, recovery doubt
ful; Fred Potter, badly burned, may die;
Kate Cotterill, aged lti, leg broken; Blanche
Anderson, aged V, colored, severely burned;
Maurice Keating, fireman, hand injured; Mrs.
Amelia Kline, nurse, badly burned and leg
broken; Marie Brad, nurse, badly burned,
recovery doubtful; Frances M. Hibbard,
nurse, severely burned, will recover; Minnie
I Conklin, nurse, burned; Frances Edwards,
an attendant, severely burned; John Carr,
aged 3, suffocated, recovery doubtful; Cap
tain William Creegan, cf Hose No. 3, pros
trated by inhaling smoke; will probably re
A few minutes after 1 o'clock a nurse,
Miss Cline, smelled smoke, and the flre
was located in the boiler room.
Some time after. the fire broke out a
boiler exploded, completely blowing out
the lower part of the west end of the
connecting wing, thereby cutting off the
escape of the children- from the east end
of the building.
In the east wing were the sleeping
apartments, mainly on the second and the
third floors. 1 Here were forty or more
children. Miss Sarah Ashdown was in
charge for the night and with her was
Miss Brad of the hospital ward, who was
taking care of two sick children.
A terrible chorus of cries and groani
filled the air. It was impossible to sea
I anything in the thick smoke. Miss Ash
| down did all within her power to save the
I children and the nurses.
When the firemen arrived their attention
was first turned to the inmates of the
hospital ward, in the west wing. On the
floor next to the top was Miss Brad. With
the flames leaping all around her it
seemed impossible to escape. She did,
however, but was so seriously injured by
falling that she will not live.
It was stated by the matron, Miss Dine
hart, that there were seventy-Sve girls in
the west wing. Besides these there were
two children and two nurses in the hos
pital department, which was also in that
wing. It was estimated at 8 o'clock that
all of the inmates of the west wing had
been got out, either dead or alive.
Work of Keiiene.
The work of rescue was taken up by
many, volunteers as well as firemen, but
the flames spread with such speed that it
was beyond human effort to prevent the
loss of life. In a few minutes half of th«
building in which the hospital was situ
ated was a mass of flames. The long lad
ders were run up, and plunging into the
stifling smoke, fireman after fireman came
sliding down the ladders bearing inani
mate forms in their arms. Most of th*
children and adults carried from the burn
ing building were unconscious.
Fall From a Ladder.
Fireman Morris Keating went up to the
roof on a ladder to rescue women and
children. Just as he reached the top a
stream of water was turned on him to
keep away the flames, but it had the effect
of confusing him. He reached for a wom
an, and she Jumped for his arms. Sud
denly the man lost his hold on the ladder.
The crowd groaned as the fireman fell
with the woman. She was killed outright
and the fireman was so seriously injured
that he may die. •,...
The roof was covered with children who
had escaped through ] the scuttle from tits
upper' rooms and the firemen were 1 * kept
busy carrying them down. Many escaped
unharmed In this way.
Most of the dead were carried tern -:
porarily to the homes of the janitors, W. B.
Erhardt,. Herman: Behn and :. Louis Weg- «
man. In one house a dozen bodies were
lying at one ■ time. Firemen,. policemen t
and citizens took the helpless victims from
the arms of the firemen and carried them \
to houses across the street. The, living
and dead were laid on floors, couches '.and
beds. Soon as the ambulances arrived,
however, the living children were sent to .
hospitals and the dead were taken -In
hacks to the morgue.
; Early this morning the morgue reported
that already twenty-five dead children had I
been brought there, some of whom still re
main to be identified.
'Slides Down a Pout.
Miss F. M. Hlbbard, who had charge" of"
twenty-three children <jn the third floor
in the main building, said:
I was awakened by the cries of the chil
dren. As quickly as : possible we all, made
our .way tp;the, roof, escape in any other di
: rection being impossible.
1 Already the firemen had their ladders to tbo
roof, and quickly the children; were "fcarried J.
down. After most of them had been rescued,
the beat became so < intense that to save my
self I slid, down a post; leading from the roof'
to * the ground. :..•;:*-
Mlas Hibbard was terribly burned about
the faca and body.