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frei; list bill
The Dem? rats and Insurgents Path
Mia are Tbrcugb Sesate "
THE UNHOLY ALLIANCE
Propranur a Carried Out as Previous
Defeat e ! by Tie Vote.?Reconsid
]y Announced?Original Measure
ered aid Passed, With Kern
Am en dm si t.
The Be nocratic tariff programme
was moved up closer to President
Taft Tuesday, when the Senate, by
?nother remarkable coalition of
Democrats and Republican Insur
gents, psssed the "farmers' free
Hst" bill (after voting down *he
original t ill. |
fThe "x nholy alliance," as the co
alition w; ? called, massed in almost
unbroken front, swept aside a host of
amendme its, voted down by a tie
original House measure, according
to progra nme for political purposes,
and the? carried by a surprising
concentration of strength a meas
ure diffe ing from the House only
in c?mpa natively unimportant parts.
?Now t ie bill goes back tc +he|
House, a ad Democratic leader Un
derwood >f that body, confidently as
serted th it it would be finally agreed
to in cc aference between the two
houses a id sent to President Taft.
It is l ot certain that the House
will insist on a conference, many
prominert Representatives believing
that the Mil is not sufficiently chang
ed. Th< y are anxious to rush the
first of the tariff measures to the
"} am not sure it will be sent to
conference. I can oee nothing to
prevent ;he two houses from reach
ing an agreement upon its final
form," taiid Mr. Underwood.
Had Senator Bailey of Texas, vot
ed with his Democratic associates,
the orignal bill would have passed.
One vot i was all that stood in the
way of placing the entire issue of
DemoCrj tto-Insmrgent tariff reform
immedls tely before the President.
Mr. I ."alley announced Tuesday
right that he hoped the privilege
of cast! ugj the deciding vote would
fall to 1 im.
Had ! enator-elect Hoke Smffta, of
Georgia been present to vote, 'the
bill wo. Id have been-in the Presi-*
dent's ft and.
The House free list bill was beat
en on a tie vote, 39 to 39, and was
then n considered, changed by a
oomproMise amendment offered by
Senator Kern, of Indiana, former
Democr itic candidate for Vice Presi
dent, i nd with Democratic-Insur
gent su *port finally passed as amend
ed, by . vote of 48 to 30.
The lew bill provides that flour,
meat r> ductions and cereals should
ho on t le free list.
The Kern amendment provided
that th s free admission shall apply
only to meats, flour and cereal prod
ucts "coming from any foreign coun
try wit: which the United States has
a reciprocity treaty agreement and
which ;hall admit from the United
States, free of duty, cotton, corn,
wheat, oats, horses, cattle and hogs.
?It 58 admitted that this provision
appllos only to Canada, after the
new reciprocity agreement shall
have tacome efrectve. Senator Clapp
and ot ler insurgents, who voted for
the fr< e list bill after the Kern com
promis ? amendment had been adopt
ed, sa d Tuesday night that the
amend nent accomplishes what they
tried t > effect by amendments to the
reciprt city bill.
Several other amendments were
adopt*d after they had been first de
feated when offered as amendments
to tle orignal bill.
C ae of these by Mr. Gronna, of
Norti Dakota, insurgent Republican,
extenc's the free L4st admission of
shoe;? :o cover all kinds of foot-wear,
whelur leather or not. Another by
the Bfme author admits free Roman,
Porik nd rnd other hydraulic ce
ment?.. An amendment, by Mr.
Shive y, of Indiana, Democrat, adds
baggi ig to the list.
It President Taft vetoes the bill
and ihe wool tariff bill, both of
which, it is asserted will be sent to
ihim, .he Democratic managers of the
Hous-? will mae no further etrort it
tariff revision this session but will
c?nl.i iue the preparation of tariff
bilk! 'or the regular session next De
cember. If he signs the bills the
whol j Democratic programme will
opei up and Congress will remain in
sessiii n until December.
Poured Booze in Sewer.
At Lexington on Saturday nine
ty-tw 3 quarts of whiskey and five
hundred botles of beer were made to
flow :hrough sewer pipes at the coun
ty ja I Saturday afternoon under the
supe: vision of Sheriff Patrick Henry
Corl? y and Deputy Sheriff Sim J.
Milk-. This booze was seized a
short time ago. There is another
big lot on hand to be destroyed.
Seventy Held For Trial.
Se renty-eight persons, three of
then women, charged with having
take l part in a riot at the Mansfield
mine of the Pittsburg Coal Company,
at ?. aidelburg last Monday, were
igivei hearings at Pittsburg, Pa., late
Mon ay. Seventy of the defendants
are leid for Court; five were dis
char ;ed. Three, under bonds of $5,
200 .?ach, failed to appear. i
14-INCH GVDfo. 'IKE COAST
DEFENCES m. \, jSS.
Only Powerful Squadron or Fleet
of Submarines Could Protect a
City From Attack.
At Boston Tuesday Hear Admiral
Frances T. Bowles, retired, made the
following remarks upon the adop
tion of the 14-inch g m for battle
ships: "The adoption of a 14-inch
which could shoot accurately 1? or
15 miles would revolutionize naval
warfare. It would make all the coasi
defence of the present day practical
"A fleet of battleships equipped
with 14-inch guns could send into
Boston messengers of death and de^
struction sufficient to reduce the en
tire city to ruins before the coast de
fence cooild train 4helr guns on the|
"If the new 14-inch iguus turn out]
as successfully as is hoped,'' the Ad
miral says, "their destructive power I
would be terrific. Not only is the j
impact very great and their penetrat
ing power practically unlimited, but)
also the explosion of the shell would |
play ihavoc that wou'1 be appalling.
"There is no quest!... that the gen
eral introduction of guns of very]
large caliber will revolutionize war
fare. It will make many changes |
necessary to naval construction.
"For instance, It will necessitate
the improvement of armor. The
plate will have to be made thicker or
of more impenetrable material in or
der to withstand the increasing strik
ing power of the new ordnance.
"The coast defence would serve,
perhaps only to withstand an actual
invasion should the enemy resort to
this after haying demolished the
"There is no doubt that a fleet
equinped with new J 4-inch guns of
the nest type could raze New York
or any other seaport in less than an
''The only way to prevent a naval
invasion is to have a fleet which
could successfully prevent it. Ships
are about the ouly thing that would
prevent destruction of our seacoast)
in case of war.
"It seems to me that the answer!
to this problem of coast defence is I
made by submarine. I believe thatj
the submarine is going to be taken
more serious every year by naval ex- j
peptsv U is the mo' t deadly'-jenemy
of the battleship. In the naval ex-|
periments made with them subma-j
rines have proved '.hemselves cap
able of doing grea. things. They
can prevent an invasion of a hostile
fleet even in the absence of the home
fleet of battleships.
REBELS IN CUBA.
President Gomez Given Notice to Re
?An uprising against the govern
ment apparently of a serious charac
ter, occurred Monday ni^iht at Regia,
a suburb of Havana, across the har
bor, when General Guillermo Aceva
do, a revelutionary veteran with 8
or 10 companies, armed and mount
ed tock the field. It is reported that
party was reinforced later by three
Before leaving Regia, Acevado is
sued a manifesto denouncing the ad
ministration of President Gomez as
scandalous and corrupt and calling
on all patriotic Cubans to rise and
overthrow it. He declared he would
give Gomez fifteen days in which to
resign, after which, if the warning
was not obeyed, be Intended to ap
ply the torch and destroy property in
discrimjriately until the entire is
land was reduced to ashes.
Early Tuesday deatchments of
troops were dis atched in pursuit
of the rebels. It is probable the ru
ralcs will have r.o difficulty in fol
lowing the trail. There are rumors
that a fi'2iht has already taken place.
AN AMERICAN RELEASED.
A Missing Man Was in a Mexican
Prison Eleven Years.
A Galveston, Texas, dispatch says
Albert Thurman, thirty-nine years of
age, and for eleven years mourned as
dead, has been released from prison
in Mexico City. Thurman was a fire
man on the Mexico international
railroad when three Mericans were
killed in a wreck. He was arrested
and sent to jail. Thurman's father
was a wealthy land owner in Kansas
and spent a fortune trying to locate
his son. Thurman said he was take
en before a court in Monterey about
two months after his arrest and then
sent to San Juan de TJIua prison at
Made Futal Mistake.
i The four year old child of Mr.
[and Mrs. F. B. Wright of West Dur
|ham, died Saturday morning as a re
sult of drinking carbolic acid Friday
night. The child called for Castoria
and the 'mother directed h^r to the
mantle, where the mistake was made.
"Nigger Kill Nigger."
In the Feas'.erville neighborhood
near Chester at a negro dinner Bob
Williams was shot Saturday after
noon and killed by John Camak, the
slayer effecting his escape. The
tragedy was the result of a quarrel
over the dinner. , J
MEETS CO?Rl'S ORDER
STANDARD OIL COMPANY OBEYS
The Trust Informs Stockholders How
Reorganization Will Be Effected in
I Announcement was made by the
?tandard Oil Company, of New Jer
sey, at New York, Monday, in a com
munication to its stockholders, of the
way it intends to reorganize to meet
the provisions of the Supreme Court's
decision of the anti-trust law.
The communication states that the
stock in about 35 other companies
'shall be dis tributed rationally. The
distribution will take place about
December 1. The statement reads:
Obedience to the final decree, in
the case of the United States against I
the Standard . Oil Company, of New
Jersey, and others, requires this com
pany to distribute, or cause to be dis
tributed, ratably to its stockholders,
the shares of stock of the following
corporations, which it owns directly
or throuifih its ownership of stock of
the National Transit Company, to [
"Anglo-American. Oil Company,
Limited; the Atlantic Refining Com
pany; Borne-Schrymser Company;
the Buckeye Pipe Line Company:
Checebrough Manufacturing Com
pany; Crescent Pipe Line Company;
Cumberland Pipe Line Company, In
corporated; Eureka Pipe Line Com
pany; Galena Signal Oil Company;
Indiana Pipe Line Company; Nation
al Transit Company; New York Tran
sit Company: Northern Pipe Line
Company; Ohio Oil Company; Urair
ie Oil and Gas Company; Solar Refin
ing .Company; Southern Pipe Line
Company; South Pennsylvania Oil
Company; .Southwest Pennsylvania
Pipe Lines; Standard Oil Company,
(California); Standard Oil Company
(Indiana); Standard Oil Company
(Kansas); Standard Oil Company
(New York); Standard Oil Company,
.Ohio); Swan & Finch Co.; Union
Tank Line Corapany; Vacuum Oil
Companq; Washington Oil Company;
Waters-Pierce Oil Company.
"Such distribution will be made to
the stockholders of the Standard Oil
Company, of New Jersey, and for that
purpose the transfer books of the
company will be closed on the 31st
day of August, 1911, at ?3 o'clock P.'
M., and kept closed uptil the date
when said stocks are ready for dis
tribution, which, it is expected, will
b'e about December 1, ]f?n.
"Notice of the date when said
stocks are to be distributed and of
of the reopening of the books will
be duly given."
NO NEGROES ALLOWED.
Main Restaurant of House Draws the
Beginning with the next session
of congress, nogroes will not be per
mitted to eat !n the main restaurant
of the house. This is one striking
result in the caaniee in the caterer of
the house restaurant.
Representative Roddenb e r r y ,
chairman ol the sub-committee
the sub-comirittee of the committee
on public buildings and grounds,
which has h<\d charge of the selec
tion of a now caterer, announced
that innovations will be started, in
volving the installation of a dairy
or quick lunch and also a separate
room for negro patrons As far as is
known' no such radical departure is
contemplated in the senate side,
where the management remains un
Frequently well known negroes
have come to Washington on busi
ness and have dined in the house
restaurant. "Many times white people
eating there: have risen from their
table leaving their meals unfinished.
While there was no unpleasantness
nor even complaints, the members
and their clerks, especially from
southern states felt the annoyance
Receives License as a Qualified Air
At Hems:ead, L. I., Miss Harriet
Quimby received an air pilot's li
cense Tuesday from the Aero Club of
America. This is the first license
that has been awrded a woman In
Miss Quimby, the aero officials and
a large number of aviation enthusi
asts arrived at Hempstead Plains be
fore 5 o'clock Tuesday morning, but
fog made flying impossible until a
few minutes before 7 o'clock.
Thoroughly composed, Miss Quim
by rose gracefully in the air complet-i
ing five number eights about 1301
feet in the air. and then landed not I
only within the 111 4-foot mark desig-!
nated by the conditions, but also
made a world's record for landing.
Her mark was seven feet nine inches.
No Extra Pay.
Though all of Monday in the
House was supposed to be devoted
to Republican speeches against the
Underwood cotton tariff revision bill,
about half the time was taken up by
Democrats for pension legislation
and in an ineffectual attempt to se
cure the passage of the senate amend
ment to the deficiency bill providing
for an extra month's pay for em
ployees of Congress. Abandoning a
practice of thirty years standing, the
House voted down the amendment,
181 to 25.
URG, S. C, THURSDAY, AUG1
Slake Hills Shut Down For Want of
CITIES NEED WATER
Charlotte is Without Water, While
Other Cities Daily Lessen Their
Supply.?Water Being Shipped to
Stricken Districts in Tank-Cars.
A dispatch from Charlotte, N. C,
says as a climax to the unprecedent
ed drought this section is experienc
ing, one hundred and fifty-two cotton
mills in North and South Carolina
shut down Monday because the wat
er in Catawba River is so low that
the Southern Power Company cannot
supply the plants with power.
It is estimated that 70,000 operat
ives are thrown out of employment.
It is expected that work will be re
sumed in a few days. It has been
many weeks since rain of any conse
quence has fallen, and local weather
bureau records show now a deficiency
of 50 per cent in precipitation for
this section. Creeks which have not
gone dry in forty years are mud
holes, and the distress among the
rural population, dependent for wat
er on wells, is great.
Mountain streams to the west, up
on which many flouring mills, tan
neries and cotton mills are dependent
for power, have dwindled to mere
brooks In some Instances, and many
foreign enterprises have been forced
to shut down. Crops in this immed
iate section are burning up in the
fields. Many farmers In this and ad
joining counties, despairing of a corn
crop, have chopped dowu the young
corn and are using it for feed, while,
the hot winds are playing havoc with
Cities and towns to the north and
west of Charlotte are facing the or
deal of a water famine that this city
is now experiencing. Concord,
Wade8boro, Monroe and other towns
are facing the water supply problem,
and measures of economy are being
The situation in Charlotte is not
improved, although the authorities
are working niifht and day on the
problem. Feeling that the distress
is not being relieved as promptly
as was 'hoped by means of tank care,
the offers Qf water;..from Gastonia.
Shelby and Lincolnton were accept
ed, and tank cars brought in 50,000
gallons from Gastonia. This was
pumped into the mains of the city by
means of the engines. It Is hoped by
Wednesday to resume an economic
service through the mains. It has
een cut off since early Friday.
Special prayer seryices for rain
have been held in churches through
out the section. There was a brief
shower Monday and a light rain
feil Monday night, with atmospheric
c< i ditlons f'at promise re-ie:.
A message from Columbia says:
Any aid that Columbia can render
was offered to the authorities of
Charlotte Monday by the water-works
depatment of Columbia, and the city
council, at a special meeting, cordial
ly endorsed this action. Columbia
offered to ship either "raw" or filter
ed water to Charlotte in tank cars in
any quantity. Councilman Superin
tendent Wm. F. Stieglitz and Engi
neer Superintendent F. C. Wyes, of
the Columbia department, left Tues
day for Charlotte to look into the sit
The Columbia water supply is
drawn from Saluda River and is be
lieved to be ample for the local re
quirements for some years to come,
although council is now considering
the advisability of acquiring the Con
garoe Creek watershed for the de
mands of the future. The Saluda
River water is brought to the $400,
000 pumping and filtering plant,
built a few years ago, near the Peni
tentiary, by means of a double line of
iarge intake pipes, which cross Broad
River, just above the confluence of
the Saluda and the Broad, which at
this point unite to form the Congar
ce. In midsummer the local water
consumption often reaches 4,000,
000 gallons. The pumping capacity
of the plant is about 600,000 gal
lons, and it is likely another big
pump will be instated rr\L. year.
To relieve the water famine, from
which the citizens of Cbar'otte are
now suffering, 1 00.000 gallons of
Asheviile will be shipped to Char
lotte. A daily supply of a like quant
ity will be sent to Charlotte, in the
event that the situation there re
Made Near Beer Raid.
A dispatch from Geffney says on'
Saturday Sheriff Thomas seized all i
the near beer at the four saloons on
the edge of the city outside of the in
corporate limits. At W. H Demp
sey & Co.'s 52 bottles were seized
and 4 4 4 empties; at Ramsey &,
Childer's store 10 bottles and 75
empties: at Harper & Buice's 6.'1
bottles and two barrels of empties";
at Elmore and Sutton's 190 bottles
and three barrels of empties.
Booze (Tubs Raided.
An Anderson dispatch says Chief
of Police Fortune Saturday after
noon threw a bomb into the ranks
of the socinl clubs, '.' hen he and his
men raided three clubs. Fifteen
cases of alleged whiskey selling were
docketed and about 20 barrels of
beer, with a quantity of liquor seiz
UST 3, 1911
FIGHT IN MEXICO
STRIKERS AND TROOPS CLASH
As a Result Nine Miners Are Dead
and Thirty-Two Wounded.?One
Thonsand Soldiers Expected.
In repelling a mob of striking
miners, who attempted to free the
prisoners in the jail, troops fired
upon them Monday killing nine and
wounding thirty-two. The strikers
were from La Esperanza'mine, which
they abandoned that morning,
Monday afternoon the men in the
Mexico mine, adjoining property,
walked out, and at the El Oro mine
a strike was declared there Tuesday.
Fearing that they might be the vic
tims of an anti-foreign demonstration
many of the American women were
sent out of the camp on a special
More than four thousand men, re
presenting the underground forces of
the Mexico and La Esperanza, are
out, and if the men are Joined by
those in the El Oro, the number of
strikers will number approximately
seven thousand. The men demand
higher wages, but unofficially it was
stated Monday that the properties
would be closed down before increase
would be granted.
A detachment of one hundred
troops was sent from Toluca, the
State Capital, to El Oro Monday af
ternoon, and President de la Barra
has been asked for additional protec
tion. He immediately promised all
assistance possible, and it is expect
ed that one thousand soldiers will
arrive there before morning from the
Early In the day the trouble which
resulted In the shootimgi of nine
strikers began. The rurales had ar
rested a few of the strikers, and the
idle men, learning of this, determin
ed to set them free. Arming them
selves with nothing better than
chunks of gold-bearing ore, they
started >up the one street of the town
toward the jail. The mob moved
upon the jail, throwing stones as
they went. The little prison was
reached, but the rurales were In con
trol. The men were told to disperse.
They shouted their defiance. The
rurales began firing, but jiuiuerous
shots-were required to scatter the
rioters. Before the mob had been
dispersed, however, it lhad succeeded
in freeing the prisoner.
VARDAMAN WILL WIN.
Lend.s Opponents For Senator From
The State of Mississippi.
Former Governor James K. Var
daman probably will -be next United
States Senator from Mississippi.
Meager returns from Tuesday's dem
ocratic primary election show that
he is leading Senator Leroy Percy
and C. H. Alexander at a ratio of
about 46 per cent. These returns
are from towns and precincts easily
accessible to* telegraphic communica
tion. In the more remote rural dis
tricts it is reasonably predicted that
this ratio will be sufficiently increas
ed so as to give Major Vardaman a
small majority over both of his op
The long campaign .which culmi
nated in today's election has been
one of the most bitter in the history
of Mississippi politics. The state
has been stumped by the candidates
and other speakers, and charges and
countercharge* have been freely
made. Several personal clashes
have occurred and because of the in
tense partisan feeling, peace officers
of the State made special prepara
tions to promptly put down any dis
order. These precautions proved un
necessary however as the election
passed of quietly.
SELLS HER BRAINS.
Queer Transaction of Lady Professor
Miss Celeste Parrisb, who has
for years been head of the depart
ment of pedagogy at the Georgia
state normal school, director of the
Muscogee elementary practice school
at Athens, and much sought writer
tor educational and psychological
journals, has sold her own brains to
a northern institution of medical re
search for purposes of examination
and analysis after her death.
I.Miss Parri?h Las been noted for
her remarkable powers of mind and
j scientists have remarked upon the
unusual size of her brain. Miss Par
rish sold her brain to the medical
j and scientific institution, it is said,
Accused of Iiis Murder.
[ As the result of the finding of the
I body of Tuck Davidson In the river
a few days ago near Columbus, Ga.,
Monroe Lloyd, Ren Lloyd and Jesse
Phillips, white men, were arrested
on the charge of murder. Davidson
disappeared about three years ago
while camping with the men arrest
ed, but his body was not found until
last week. Other arrests in connec
tion with the case.
French Sugar Best.
Samples of sugar from Russia,
France and Germany transformed
the House special committee, which
is investigating the Sugar Trust, in
to a "fudge" party Monday after
noon and interrupted the sober pro
ceedings of that body. Everybody
voted for the French sugar.
SEVENTY-FIVE PEOPLE FALL IN
THE ST. LAWRENCE RIVER.
Although Every Possible Effort Was
Made to Rescue Them Seven Are
A dispatch from Massana, N. Y.
says seven pefrsons were drowned
late Tuesday afternoon in the St.
Lawrence river, when the ferry
steamer Sirus struck a Bhoal eight
miles below that place, capsized and
hurled its seventy-five passengers
into the river. Four bodies have
Scores of motor boats and skiffs
are endeavoring to recover the bod
ies. The steamer Sirus left Tuesday
morning for Cornwell on the Canad
ian side with 75 persons bound for a
day's outing there.
Most of those aboard were resi
dents of Ogdensburg and Masaena.
The vessel started on the reutrn
about four o'clock and her passen
gers were seated on deck when the
crash came. Women who could not
swim clutched at deck stools.
Picnickers nearby, in motors and
skulls rushed to the rescue and sav
ed scores. Others, benumbed and
exhausted, were swept down stream
to the International park and later
to death. Those rescued were taken
earricd to Massena.
SENATORIAL CAMPAIGN HOT.
Three Candidates Out for the Honor
Mississippi's State campaign was
brought to a close Monday night and
the battle of ballots took place Tues
day. The throa canldates for the
Senatorship, a fight which has been
unquestionably ire bitterest in the
history of the State, delivered their
final speeches Mojday night. Unit
ed States Senator Leroy Perc, whos
oflicc is sougnt i'j former Governor
J. K. ardamxn am. C. H. Abxande;
spoke at Itta Bena Monday, to sever
al thousand people. United States
Senator John Sharp Williams also
spoke, delivering an address attack
ing what he called "Var:lc.inanis:n.'
Ho trged the voters to re-eie-it Mr.
i'.'ivy to '.he Pemte Partisan feel
ing runs high, but no disturbances
Mr. Vardaman issued a statement
Monday night, which is in part as
"This is a contest for supremacy
between the man,whose toil produces
the wealth of the country and the
favored few, who reap the products
of that toil. The people of Mississ
I ippl will settle the question to-mor
row -is to whether or not the houe?t,
patriotic methods of the past shall
be he rule of action in Mississippi
politics, or the tricks, bribery and
debauchery of the secret caucus. I
expect to win by the largest majority
any man ever received in Mississip
pi who had any opposition at all."
Before leaving for Greenville Mon
day night, to cast his vote, Chairman
Wm. Crump, of tiie Percy campaign
committee, issued the following:
"I see no reason to change my
former estimate. Vardaman will
iget a small plurality in the first pri
mary and Percy will be second.
Vardaman's vote will be much small
er than that cast for him in the Sen
atorial primary four years ago."
WILL DECIDE RECIPROCITY.
Canadian Voters to Hear Both SideT
of the Issue.
The Canadian election campaign
will not be in full swing for a fort
nLsflt. Both parties feel that they
profitably can spare some time to per
fecting organizations. Prime Minis
ter Laurer will start next upon his
speaking tour, with ratification of the
reciprocity agreement with the Unit
ed States as the vital issue. Opposi
tion Leader Borden probably will be
gin bis public appearances a little
Clifton Sifton. a minister of the j
interior, Monday issued a letter urg
ing Canadians to vote against rec
iprocity, which, he declares, would
prove injurious to Canada and to the
Supporters of reciprocity and fol-l
lowers of the Government regard this
as significant. Mr. Sifton announced
also today that he will not seek re
election to Parliament. He was a
member of the Laurier government
for many years, but resigned when
Sashatchefan was constituted a prov
ince. '? "id not, however, break
from tlu i. beral party until it broke
in the reciprocity agreement.
Ambassadors to Berlin.
Although President Taft and Sec
retary of State Knox are expected to
have a final conference within a few.
days to determine on important re
adjustment of rbo diplomatic ser
vice, it was reported on high author
ity Monday that John G. A. Irish
man American ambassador to Italy,
has been selected to succeed David
Jayne Hill, who resigned last spring
as ambassador to Germany.
Sold Sand for Butter.
At Chicago officers are searching
for two pleasant faced countrymen
who sold a tub of sand covered with
a two inch layer of butter to Miss
R. Larson, representing that the tub
contained CO pounds of "sure enough
TWO CENTS PER COPY.
Firemen arid Attendants Reveal Braveiy
in Saving Patients.
TEN LOSE THEIR LIVES
Large Structure, Ruined by De
vouring Flames?Eight Hundred?
Patients in the Main Buildings
When the Fire Broke Out?Men
Attack the Rescuers.
A dispatch from Hamilton, Ont.,
says at least eight and perhaps tea
lives were lost in a fire which partly
destroyed one of the main buildings
of the asylum for the insane on the
side of a mountain southwest at that
city early Tuesday.
There were eight hundred patients
in the building when the fire was dis
covered and it was only a well train
ed fire fighting corps and coolness
and bravery among the nurses and
attendants under Dr. English that
averted a more frightful loss of life
There are four buildings in the>
group within the asylum grounds.
The main building,, which the fire
swept is a four story brick structure
with a basement, 200 feet in length,
and about 70 feet wide, with wings
at either end. The women patients,
numbering about three hundred and
fifty, ocupied quarters in the west
wing. The remainder of the build
ing was taken up with men's warde
and contained some of the most des
perate cases in the asylum.
The women wer rmovd without
serious difficulty to the adjoining"*
building. The Situation among the
men was more serious. The fire
broke ont on the fourth floor in what
is known as section D, where the vicr
lently insane were kept. Most of the
men guarded by attendants, moved
down three flights of stairs, out off
the fire zone in orderly procession,
but a score driven into si frenzy by
the stifling smoke and the excite
ment of a midnii?ht fire fought off
their rescuers with desperate fury.
Three of them after being carried
down to the second floor broke away
and fled back to the blazing corri
The flames in the meantime had
spread down the hallway and were
eating their way through the floor
to the third story. The asylum bri
gade, although fighting bravely, was
handicapped by the maniacs and
was losing! control. The city brigade
which bad been summoned was them
tolling up the almost precipitous;
roadway leading to the asylumv
I was nearly two o'clock before first
of their apparatus was brought, inter
play. The firemen can scaling lad
ders up the third and fourth floor*
windowf". where it was believed some*
of the unfortunates had fled. They
found it difficult work to break down
the iron gratings on the windows and!
the fire in the meantime was grow
ing fiercer every minute.
Crawling into the stifling smoke,
the firemen groped their way about
until they found a maniac. He was
still able to offer resistance and it
was necessary to knock him sense
less, when he was dropped into the
Hfenets below. Eight of the insane
and one attendant who had lost con^
sciousnens in work of rescue were
saved and it was believed at three
o'clock that every patient had been
taken out of the burning building.
The combined fire forces had the
situation well in hand at three-thir
ty. The two upper floors and the
roof of the east wing were burned,
and the lower floors were flooded
with water. As the firemen worked
their way into the burned section off
the building the bodies were found.
Three were in the hallway on the top
floor and one 'helpless paralytic was
burned to death in his .eil.
Four more corpses were found;
huddled together in a small room.
At dawn a systematic checking up
of the inmates was begun, and it was
found that ten or twelve were miss
ing. It was thought probably that
some of these men escaped and were
still at. large *n the surrounding?
The blazing roof of the asylum
perched upon the mountain side at
tracted the attentoin of the entire
city. The cry, "The asylum is on
fire," rang through the streets and
hundreds flocked up the bill. It was
a weird sight that presented i:setf.
The screams of the 1,300 inmates
of the four buildings drowned every
other sound. The firemen fighting
both flames and insane were in con
stant peril and frequently were seen
perched on a window sill through
which the smoke was pouring.
Tom Fitzgerald, of an electric
truck, is given credit for the rescue
of five men. His sixth broke from
bis grasp at a window and fled back:
into the flames where he perished.
Provincial detective Rogers and a
staff arrived from Toronto, detailed
by the provincial secretary depart
ment to make a searching investiga
tion. The fire is believed to have
been caused by a short circuit on nra
electric wire in the store room on the
Eleven Fined $1,000 Oa-sr?.
At New York Monday William R,
Palmer and ten others indicted for
connection with the wiro pooln, filed
pleas of nole contendre. Palmer
had seven indictmens aginst him and
was fined $1,000. \