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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 26, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 31',
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SALEM, MASS., .IN RUINS FROM
Salem, Mass.,. June 26. pearly
half of the historic city of Salem is
in ruins as a result of the fire which
has already cost five lives, destroyed
nearly the whole manufacturing sec
tion, hundreds of houses, rendered
15.00Q homeless and caused damage
estimated all the way from $7,000,
000 to $20,000,000.
The fire was still raging today, but
is being, held in check to the two
mileswath already devastated. The
water pressure has been restored and
unless the wind shifts it is merely a
question of waiting for the flames to
burn themselves out. The town has
been under martial law since last
The first started by a chemical ex
plosion in the Korn Leather Co. When
the water pressure failed, dynamite
was used and whole blocks of build
ings were blown up.
Street scenes are terrible. Home
less people wander about half-crazed
with their loss and in many cases
frantic over nussing friends and rela
tives. Fifty people have been report
v ed missing.
GET WOMEN WITH DOPE
Detectives raided a house at 1923
Federal street in the old redlight dis
trict yesterday and arrested two wo
men, on which were found 24 bottles,
each containing cocaine.
It is said that these women have
been peddling cocaine, around the
levee district for years. They pose
as apple vendors.
THE MEXICAN SITUATION
Niagara Falls, June 26. Mexican
peace parley the real thing will be
under way Monday. Constitutional
ists delegate expected to arrive to
morrow. Zacatecas, .Mex. Gen.. Trinidad
Rodriquez dled yesterday as result
of wounds received when Gen. Villa's
army captured this city. He was one
of Villa's most trusted lieutenants. '
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