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Death list may reach 80 in
frightful factory fire at Bing
ham ton; ruins cannot be ex
plored for days.
THE BISBEE DAILY REVIEW
Balkan situation again at
boiling point; Europe strain
ing every resource to- avoid
great threatened war.
MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS.
BISBEE, ARIZONA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JULY 23, 1913
W? "' I
50 DIE IN
PED; JPJ DEATH
VICTIMS SHRIVEL IN HEAT AND. DROP FROM THE
WINDOWS AS FACTORY BUILDING BECOMES
SEETHING FURNACE; BUILDING A MASS OF
FLAMES TEN MINUTES AFTER DISCOVERY.
ing to late advices and as many injured, a dozen mortallv,
f .1 . .1 f r t ..i t. p .1
in a nre mat swept tne rour
Binghamton Clothing company this afternoon. The victims
were chiefly women and girls.
T-'l.'l.lltVllI 1 l.t
r-ariv tonignt .. Doaies
city hospital and in private institutions were 30 injured.
Some two score are known to have escaped, as by a
miracle, from the building, which burst into flame like a
tinder box and became a roaring furnace almost immedi
ately after the first alarm was sounded.
There was about 125 in the factory when the fire
broke out. Those unaccaunted for, or most of them, are
believed to still be in the red hot ruins of the structure.
Around the ?cene of the fire district, the greatest the
city has ever known, thousands watched the workers in the
glare of three big searchlights, many in the great throng be
ing restrained only by closely drawn police lines from
rushing into the ruins to seek bodies of relatives or those
The water from many streams is being poured into the
fiery nit that a few hours ago was the cellar of the burned
establishment. As the ruins cooled slightly, from time to
time on the spot upon which the streams centered, men
went forward to dig as lone as ruimnn endurance would al
low them to work. Occasionally a body was found and
taken quickly away.
The work will go on all night and perhaps alt day to
morrow before the glowing imss gives up the last of its
dead. It will take at least ten days, the authorities be
lieve, before the cellar will be cleared and the whole truth
The big outstanding fact of the catastrophe is its sud
denness. In this it bears a strong resemblance to the Tri
rinmp! Waist rnmnnnv ni!nQrr "
n j i i " i i.
:n iew i orK, wnere "-.i lives
were lost when inflammable
material and waists litterine
U- a U,,.J ., ,:u '.wnenng shade tr?es on tne river other departments of the fair also arp
tne floor hlazed up With in- ,)ank gcorch,ng bulMna acr089wcll filled with choice exhibits A four
credible raDldltV and set the I days' program of running and trotting
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tnrr frirr ;itinnWQ r thitrl
, B , i
J he parallel here tails onlyi
in the height and construction f
of the building and the length
r .i i i ... ii. . I
or the aeacl ana injured list.; Delay in starting the fire drill may
Another resemblance to the, have contributed to the disaster and
New York disaster ;s that the In Retting all firemen on tho
r ..... , . sceno may be responsible for part of
nre is believed to have started the loss of life, nut peraoni early on
by the throwing of a cigarette ,he, "e,ne "w h?e thln d!d not
.' , b & materially affect th result
DUtt or match. j When th firemen arrived In re
in today's tragedy the build- ("Ponse to the telephone alarm they
i . . , a J were unable tn get within 200 feet of
me burst into Mame and WaSitae burnlne building and streams
followed quicklv by the alarm, from the hose turned to sttam wlth-7-t
tt . .. 'out making any affect upon the fire.
there was small opportunity iThe llfc neta and extension ladders
for anyone to use ordinary oriof the firemen -were equally useless.
-,,.. lrr--r.-., n... - ,Ther- was no chance for those caught
even emergency mean? of es-i,n ,he appf,r floors exceptt ag ,, laat
Cape. resort, to Jump. This chance many
17:,.. J,:ll, U-J U.n ,:J took while othern fell shrivelled and
t-ire drills had been carried. crompled wJth the neat
on reoularly. so frequently in Scarcely one of the survivors was
fact, that employes had found t "v?S?g?2X
them monotonous. of the factory when the employes
The building was equipped fhc.reYnu?uy w,?men and,KJrU' ,real
. , c & i fi lcj tne flre can was no faige alarm
With hre escapes and an auto- and that death was sweeping upon
matic alarm svtem. The alarm f": Jhe coolest among them rc
,.,11 . ) n 1 i 'called that women fainted by the doz
linkled at Z:.1U o clock. Ivlrs..pn, and that there was a scene of
Reed B. Freeman, wife of the Indescribable confusion. Some men
proprietor, telephoned tn the centra. alhTV'SS
fire station. The usual apparatus for
n fire at a fttill alarm responded.
Some excited person at Warren and
Chenango streets, four blocks away,
saw a burst of flame and pulled the
box there. The rest of the eom'panlcs
answered this alarm.
That meant ten minutes delay on
the part of tbe'ifiremen. But even
thosB that arrived -first were unable
to do anything.
The first puff of flames was hardly
discerned before flre leaped alone tho
staircases and walls, up the elevator
shafts and along the floors and cell-
22. Fifty were killed accord
story ractory nuuding or tne
nan Deen recovered, in tne
There was a roar and the flames
belched forth clear across Wall
street, on which the building f-onted,
, withering shade tr?es on the river
.me alley at tne rear.
the alley at the rear.
After that a fierce burst of flrejfalr '"' continue until Saturday
to leap from every Part of
the building at once. Girls and worn-
. . .... ... ,1
"T ?R6ther lUn B "
j Iron ladder. But the flames were too
quick for them.
The fire escapes were not larse
enough to hold all that rushed for
the exits and there was a dash for
the windows, the trapped victim
screaming In pain as the flames swept
upon them from behnd and seared
Then from the windows and flre es
capes bodies began dropping. They
fell rapidly. The building la but four
stories high and many who Jumped
escaped with their lives, although ma
ny of them were badly maimed.
On the fourth floor most of the wo
men worked. Many of the victims
were brought to hospitals. Convales
cents among the regular patients
were set to work tearing up bandag
es; physicians sawed every available
toard for splints to bind up broken
limbs and priests came to offer con-
i FACTS OF FIRE.
Cause,, lighted cigarette.
Bodies jjrecotered. 22.
In building at time of fire. 1
Unaccounted for 85.
stni be In ruins.
eolation to the desperately Injured
Never before In the history of
Hlnghampton has such a scene been
enacted. Despite the fact that jthj
injured and dying lay about, doctors
and nurses worked with amazing
rapid Its and coolness. Scarcely an
hour after the fire every one of thi
patients had been attended to and
made as comfortable as possible
Most of the burned were swathed. In
bandages from bead to foot.
There was much difficulty en
countered In compiling even a partial
list of tht; dead and injured tonght,
because the 1st of employes was Kept
In a safe which was burled beneath
Some of the features of the catas
trophe were brought out In a state
ment by Reed 11. Freeman, president
of the company, wh'ch occupied the
"I was In my office when Mrs j
Freeman called to me that there was'
a fire." he said, "f ran out to the,
main floor and saw flames coming ou' I
from under the open stairway. Some'
of the employes were so addicted to I
cigarettes that smokng had been tor
Hdden In the building. They went!
out Into the alley every hour or so!
for a puff, and r believe one of thet-
returning -o work threw a cigarette
under the stairway."
TO EXTERMINATE THE MOSQUITO
ATLANTIC CITY. N. J., July 22.
If plans of the Countj Mosquito Kx
termlnatlon Commission aro success
fully carried out Atlantic City and
vicinity will soon bo freed fronr the
mosquito pest, which has-long giver!
the New Jersey coast an unenviable
refutation. . Tomorrow the commls
slon will receive bids for the exca
vation of $200,000 square feet of small
ditches to drain the meadows between
the city and the mainland. TwentJ
thousand dollars will be expended In
The work of draining the meadows,
which aro the breeding places for the
NORTH DAKOTA STATE FAIR
ORANO FORKS. N. D. July 22.
The greatest display of agricultural
products ever seen in North Dakota
was placed on view here today at the
opening of the State Fair The live
stdek. horticultural machinery pjid
races was inaugurated today. The
ciuc nnvrnMnpR in vcar
little rock. Ark July 22. The
campaign In Arkansas closed
Tomorrow the voters will se-
I lect a governor to succeed J. M. Fut-
rell. who has been filling the vacancj
caused by the resignation of Governor
Joseph T. Robinson, now United
The democraUc candidate for the
governorship is Judge George W.
Hays of Camden, and his election Is
Kenerally conceded. Judge Hays Is op
posed to Harry H. Myers, the republi
can candidate, and George W. Mur
phy, the nominee of the Progressive
Tomorrow's election will give Ar
kansas the rather unique distinction
of having five governors, in 1913. fhei
unusually 'large number of executives
is due to the fact that heretofore Ar
kansas has had no lieutenant gov
ernor to succeed to the governorship
in case of a Tacancy. The president of
the State senate has been called upjn
to serve in the gubernatorial chair
unUl a governor Is regularly elected.
The recent fesslon of the legislature
took steos to provide for thq election
of a lieutenant governor at the same
Hme a covernor Is elected, which Is
expected to obviate the complications
that occurred tnis year.
INOIANA POSTMASTERS MEET
COLUMRIIS. Ind. July 22. Colum
bus Is entertaining for three days the
annual convention of the Indiana
State Postmasters' League. A large
attendance marked the opening of
the gathering today. Tomorrow night
fhe Commercial club will give a ban
quet for the visiting postmasters and
DENTISTS AT SEA SIDE
OLD POINT COMFORT, Va.. July
22. The fifteenth annual .meeting of
the Southern branch of the National
Dental association began here today
tn conjunction with the annual meet
ing of the Virginia State Dental asso
ciation. Leading representatives of
the dental profession in fifteen South
ern states were present when tho
gathering was formally opened with
an address by the president. Dr. S. W J
r osier oi Aimiiun,
THIS YOUNG WOMAN IS A 1)1 KTH !.:.:
A'ND HEl.MuniiYS ''' :
, it. y t .
Germany's Wcalth'eet i.teignlng Duchess. "
The Grand Ducrtss Theodore cf Saxe-Weimar U the wif of Ger
man's wealthiest reVjninc prir.es. The princess wa married in ISIO.
She celebrated her twenty-third birthday June 2U She has oni daur'iler.
Her har-aid. -vho vt nntil the V.h of Princess Juliana heir to U
throne o( Holland., is repute U bi worth SS.WJ.UOO.
TYPHOiD KING" iHEftVY UN
SOON AT LARGE! ST (MM
Sailor, Who Has Already,
Caused Death of 18 bv
Spreading Germs, to Be
Set at Liberty.
SACRAMENTO. July 22. Harry
Olsen. known to the medical
world of this continent as the "ty
phoid king." whose widespread dis
semination of deadly typhoid bacc'
lus has resulted In the death of 18
fellow seamen, will he turned out of
the federal marine hospital at San
Francisco because the state of Cali
fornia won't pay his board bill.
Olsen has been kept Isolated more
than a year at the expense of Ui
national health department, but now
government authorities refuse to bear
the cost longer. Knowing OUen to
eb af menace to the public health, an
effort Is being made to find other
ARIZONA Showers Wednesday
and thursday. except fx Wednesday
in the south.
HARRISDURG. Pa July 22. Dem
ocraUc leaders of Pennsylvania aro
rounding up hre for the annual meet
ing of the State Central Committee
tomorrow-!. Interest In the meetin?
centers chiefly In the e'ectlon of a
new chairman tn succeed George W.
Guthrie, ambassador to Japan. The
candidates for the place are Roland
S. Morris of Philadelphia, K. Ivry
Humes, of Crawford countr. leader of
the partr forces in the last legislature.
ana Joseph OBrien, of Scranton,
chairman of the last state convention.
The state chairmanship will be an Im
portant office next year, because can
didate for governor and United
States senator will bo nominated.
WESTERN AMATEUR GOLF TITLE
CHICAGO, J1L. July 22. The fif
teenth annual tournament for the am
ateur championship of the Western
Golf association got under way today
on tho links of the Homewood Coun
try club at Flosmoor, and will be con
tinued through the remainder of the
week. The program for the opening
day called for rn elimination round
of IS boles, medal play, the first 64 to
conUnue at medal play tomorrow
morning, to qualify 32 for match play.
The entry list, while not so large as
at rome of the former tournaments ot
he Western association, is of a class
that promises to a keen and interest
NBV YORK. July 22. Metal firm.
Electrolytic $14.50 a 14.6"; London.lleta last night In the belief that tbeyjooo when fully grown. The shipment
Water Is Knee Deep in the
streets; tam is coming
from West and Continues
Falling in Mountains
COAIXVGA. July 22. Starting with
torrents of rain at 6 o'clock this even
ing and continuing until S 30 without
a let-up, the streets of Coallnga. both
In the residence ami business section,
are filled from curb to curb in a great
number of) Instances. Water Is up to
the building line on Riverside street,
making It ImpossiLle for people to
leave hGme without wading '.n water
above their knees.
Tho rains are ifjinlnR fjom the
west and precipitation is still great
In the mountains.
Unless It abates great damage will
be done. The water Is covered with
scum oil from overflowed sump holes.
DANIELS AT SAN DIEGO.
SAN DIEGO. July 22. Secretary
Josephus Daniels, of tho navy depart
ment .and Mrs. Daniels, arrived on a
tran from the north tlr s evening. In
an Interview the secretary said his
purpose was to stand on the bridge
of the old battleship Oregon and to
lead the entire battleship fleet of the
United States through the Panama ca
nal and thence up the Pacific coast
The voyage will be made, he said,
as scon as Col. Goethals gives word
that the fleet may steam through the
AEOLUS WINS RACE.
SAN DIEGO, July 22. The annual
race for the Lipton challenge cup was
sailed today The Gretchen, entered
by the San Diego yacht club, won on
time allowance. Eight yachts took
part. The Aeolus, of the San Diego
Yacht Club, led throughout the race,
crossing the line first, but the Gretch
en .with time allowance of 4 minutes
and 12 seconds over thq Aeolus, won
by 16 seconds from the fleeter yacht.
CANADA RACE MEET.
BUFFALO, July 22. Straight heat
racing marked the opening pi the
grand circuit thjs afternoon at Fort
Erie, OnL, tract. The track was a
trifle 'alow, the best time for the mile
The winners: Trot, 2:20, Bertha
Cary. 2:lff pace. Strathstorm. 2:12
trot. Tommy Horn. 2:05 pace, Wal
TAKES POISON BY MISTAKE
TUCSON, July 22. Charles J.
Eames, a New York owner of con
siderable mining- nronertr in Mexico.
died today as tho result of swallow-lred
ing several bichloride of mercury tab-jof
were sleeping irocuea.
NEAR COTTON CORNER
SMASHED; BIG LOSES.
NEW ORIJ3ANS, Jul 22 Ju
Iy cotton collapsed In. the local
market today under heay lui
ludallon by holders of long con
tracts. Prices fell to 11.S2, or
i po nts under yesterday's las.
iuotatkn. a net loss of more
than $2 a hale.
A report In explanation of the
break is that the bull Interests
bo had been .operating In Ju-
ly received all the cotton they
wanted Another leading in-
terest that was l.quldated in
today's selling came from trad-
Ing by the shorts.
IKE rHREAT TO
Surround Madera and De
clare Town Will Be Razed;
Federals Hold American for
EL POSO. July 22 Threats to kill
a'l Americans at Madera settlement.
burn the big Manera lumper mills,
wh.ph supplies the El Paro Milling
company with lumber, and raze every
American house In the camp havo
been made to the Pearson company
as a result of the harboring of Amer
ican cow men from the Rabicora
ranch after they had killed two Mex
ican bandits of El Mcao" Martinez"
The threat was made elgnt days
ago. and as telegraph wires are down
and the brigands are preventing an
one leaving the camp, officials of the
Madera company and friends of the
Americans at Madera are afraid the
t-andtt.-t have carried out their threat.
Many of the Americans have wies
and children with them.
TUCSON, July 22. Thomas Hind.
assl8txr.it general superintendent of
the Southern Pacific of Mexico, Is
apparently held for ransom by Mexi
can federals at Guaymas. according to
a message rece'ved today and slipped
nast the censor Kallroad oinciais
here are reticent about the matter
Unofid-ally it Is declared they had
asked the state department at Wash
ington to demand Hin&i release and
lad requested Secretary Daniels of,
the navj department, now on the Pa
cific coast, to gUe suitable instruc
tions to Rear Adimarl Cowles. Hind's
is It charge of the maintenance of,
way department of the ajstenl
Turks Have Occupied All
Territory Lost and Russia
Is Ready to Land Troops to
LONDON. July 22. The European
concert 1s faced by the most difficult
and delicate situation that may
plunge Europe into a general war. by
the Turkish reoccupation of Adrian-
ople and Kirk Killisseh.
(Bulgaria, helpless, sees the frluU
of her dearly won vlctorys snatched
from her hand while negotiations for
an armistice are proceeding In a leis
urely manner at Nlsh. while the
Greeks and Servians continue to push
The official announcement was
made at Constantinople today that
Turksh troops reoccupled Adrianople
created the worst possible Impression
In diplomatic circles and the powers
Imed'atelv began an exchange of
In the' next few hours It le likely
ther will ded'de whether -forces
hitherto inactive shall enter the Bal
kan cockDlt. Russia is said to be
ready to accept the mandate of Eu
rope In respect to the, treaty of Lon
don and the British cabinet will con
sder tomorrow whether tits govern
ment shall consent to active Interven
tion by Russia.
Servians have occupied Belograd
chyk, northwest of Sofia, and desul
tory fighting conUnues all along tho
Servian front. The Greeks, who are
advancing northward from Novrokop,
are meeting wth stubborn resCstace.
The Bulgars. witli heavy artillery,
ire flghUng desperately.
$100,000 WORTH OF FOXES
VANCOUVER, July 22. One of the
most remarkable shipments ent
from the north for some time Is $100.
000 worth of foxes In the cargo steam
er Princess May, which arrived today
from Skagway. There are 128 ani
mals including black, silver tip and
All are cuba. One pair
black foxes is esumated worth $10,
13 consigned 10 a iox ituui.
Representative Murry Intro
duces Bill to Send U. S.
Troops to Mexico City Un
less Peace Is Restored.
"WEAK KNEED" POLICY
'Nothing Has Been Done to
Protect Americans in Mex
ico," Declares New'Mexico'
WASHINGTON, July 22
Representative William H.
Murray, of Oklahoma, intro
duced a set of resolutions to-,
day in which he invites the
senate to concur in directing
.intervention at Mexico City if
peace and order is not restor
ed within 30 days after Presi
dent Wilson issues a prclama
tion to that effect.
Murray's resolution charac
terizes provisional President
Huerta-as a usuroinp; maraud
er and a black handed mur
derer and his regime as found
ed on treachery, duplicity and
The adoption of the resolu
tion of Senator Fall, of New
Mexico, for the protection of
American citizens in foreign
countries was again urged by
the New Mexico senator in the
face of onDosition by other
members of the senate.
"Nothing has been done to
protect American citizens in
Mexico" declared Fall. Senator Bac
on declared the facts did not warrant
xuch a statement but that under tha
i Taft and Wilson administrations Uie
state department had told him repeat?
edly of constant diplomatic efforts to
secure protection to Americans and
''The efforts havo been cdnrlnuous.
and unceasing," said Bacon. "They,
may not have availed but It Is not
true that this administration or tho
previous one have made no efforts to
Senator Lodge declared hirknew of
dispatches from American consuls so
treated by the administration here
last winter that consuls were afraid
to assert themselves.
"I want to ask." said the senator
from New Mexico, "if It Isn-t true tho
German minister made the Mexican
government pay him 10,000 marks for
the murder of a German citizen' 'and"
if it U not also true that'-a member oY
the German legation went to a 'cbtirt
martial and rescued an American cit
izen whose own people"' would do
nothing because they were not backed
by their government?"
"t was In hope that when the new
president and the new secretary of
state came In, they would Dursue a
different policy. I am disappointed
that they have not"
The present occupant of th Whir..
House knows very little about the sit
uaTon In Mexico." concluded FalL "1
believe when he knows the facts he
will adopt a" very different course"
The debate was stopped kr the. ex
piration of what Is known as tho
"morning houn" and tMe resolution
went to the calendar.
ALAMEDA, Julr 22. Mrs. Mahsl
Tllton was exonorated of all blatne
for killing her rjisband, Walter S.
Tllton, by Judge Tappen at her pre
liminary trial today.
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