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MILLIONS LOST AT CONEY ISLAN1
Fire Starts in "Hell Gate;" Destroy,
New York, May 7.-Coney Island
the playground of New York, suffer
ed the worst disaster of its histor
today. "Dreamlsnd," the largest o.
the amusement parks, was wiped ou
and about four blocks adjoining, cov
ered with booths, restaurants, hotels
moving picture theatres oand resortL
of varied types, were destroyed.
The fire broke out at 2 o'clock ii
the morning and was not under con
trol until three hours and a half lat
er. The loss will amount to betweer
$2.000,000 and $3,000,000.
In all about 200 buildings wer(
burned and perhaps 2,000 persons
concessionaries and employees, werE
turned into the streets, homeless and
penniless. No lives were lost.
Water System Effective
The burned area represents nearly
a third of the amusement city, all oi
which would undoubtedly have gone
in the teeth cf a strong wind, but for
the fact that Coney Island, with a
high pressure water system, especial
ly designed for fire protection, guard
ed against a disaster of this kind.
The fire was discovered, a tiny
blaze, in the tarred scaffolding of
"Hell Gate." a scenic railway close
to the entrance to "Dreamland.'
Twenty minutes after a irfgntenea
watchman had turned in three alarms,
one after another, as fast as his
thumb could press the key, all
"Dreamland," ten acres of closely
packed buildings, was one blaze. The
flames, urged by a strong wind, were
visible for nearly fifteen miles.
Close to "Hell Gate," where the fire
started, was the Bostock animal show
and nearer yet the infant incubator,
a charity nursery, in which were six
Infants and their attendants. The
children were taken out in their lit
tle glass houses and rushed out of
danger by the police.
Man-Eating Lion Escapes.
Then came the work of taking out
the animals, a costly collection, in
cluding several dangerous man-eat
ers. The animals were in a panic.
Their roaring could 'be heard for
many blocks above the crackling of
the flames and throbbing of the en
gines. The trainers lost no time.
While policemen with drawn revolv
ers st&od at the entrance to guard
the crowds aigainst any beasts that
might escape, the attendan-ts drove
their charges from their cages down
the runways into the emergency vans,
which are always ready.
All went well until the transfer
was nearly concluded. Then the big
gest of the lions, in panic, broke from
his bonds, smashed his way through
the barriers and leaped into the street
all packed by a throng of spectators.
He dived straight into the middle of
the throng. Consternation seized the
multitude and the crowd rushed'pell
mell in all directions in panic.
Slain Ajnid Jungle Scenery.
A mounted policeman came upon
the crouching beast in the centre of
the 'wide avenue with drawn revolver.
Twice he shot and missed the lion,
backing away from the glare and the
noise of the explosions, then six more
mounted policemen lined up in front
of the crowd and opened a fusillade.
Backing away, snarli.ng and leaving
a trail of blood from many wounds,
the lion made his wixacross the ave
nue into the dark wooden tunnels of
"The Rocky Road to Dublin."
In a black corner beneath painted
senery of equatorial Africa, he made
'his last stand. Three final volleys
we.re required to finish him and L
sank to the ground riddled like a sieve
To make sure that he was dead, one
of the policemen pulled down a firof
-axe from behind the scenery and
knocked the skull in two. As soon
as the crowd was assured that the
lion was no more, they rushed in and
literally tore the carcass to bits for
souvenirs. The first man on the scene
took the tasselled tail, the three next
divided the long marie and fifteen men
fought among themselves for the
honor of possessing one of his teeth.
Sixty Animals Perish.
Meanwhile the escape of the big
lion had cut short the work of the
animal men and fire was already in
the menageries before their work
was completed. Sixty of the 195 ai
mals were left to die by fire.
The c'ause of the fire probab:-y will
never by determined. In the "Heil
Gate" scenic railway, workmen with
tar pails had been smearing the
-causeways to protect the scaffolding
against the weather. It is supposed
the fire somehow had its origin from
the hot tar.
Dreamland was wortn $9,00,00
and there was less than $500,000 In
Kansas City Journal.
"Well, little boy. did you go to the
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5 Program to be Rendered by Mrs.
Browne's Music Class on 3fay 31.
Following is the program for the
, music recital by Mrs. J. Frank
- Browne's music class, which will be
r held in the city hall at Prosperity,
E Wednesday evening, May 31, begin
t Ining at 8.15 o'clock:
- Duet, Tick Tack Polka; V. Gael
Margurite Wise, Jennie Ruth Counts.
Gaite de Coeur Valse; S Smith
Polka; Brumer-Etnel tOOK.
Dream Idyls; G. Martin-Janie
Twilight Song; Schacklty-Mary
Airy Steps Schotische; Rowne
Mary Alice Hartman.
Gitana Mazurka; Heins-Eva Nich
Duet, Silver Bells; H. Weyts-Marie
and Dorris Kohn.
Military March; Flagler-Maud
The Dancing Lesson; Rowe-Sarah
Martha Fantasie; Carl Weber-Jes
I sie Lorick.
Dreamland Waltz; Gabriel-Agnes I
Duet, Flying Doves; Heins-Mabel
and Vera Derrick.
The King's March; Gabriel-Esther
Fond Hearts Must Part; Lange
Rose Mae Mitchell.
(a) Torch Light March, Arnold;
(b) Good Night, Spaulding-Ruth
Sextette, May Day, Rathburn-Pia
no 1. Helen Nichols, Ada Ray Wheel
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Lathan, Margurite Wise, Mary D.
Concert Mazurka, Mrs. A. M. Virgil
-Annie Mae Conwill.
Polka, Lange-Olive Vaughn.
Sunflower Waltz, C. DeJanon-Nan
Aveneu Two-step, Thiery-Francis
Melody of Love, Engleman-Marie
Enchanted Moments, Ceibel-Alma
Evening Bells, C . Bohm-Rosalie
Song. Nightingale's Song. C Zeller
Sequidilla, C. Bohm-Grace B. Rea
Dance of the Wood Spirits, Forman
Duet, Polka, Gabriel-Jake Mitch-I
eli. George S. Wise.
(a) Rustic Dance, Schnecker; (b)
Jolly Darkies, Bechter-Ellen Wheel-f
Crown Grand March, Agden-Lu
Trio, Delta Kappa March, Pease
Piano 1. Mary Lizzie Wise,. Piano
2. Grace B. Reagin, Tena Wise.
Dance in the Vineyard, Tourbie
May Schottische, Hens-Lee Con
San Souchi, J. Ascher-Alda Ray
Christmas March, Wenzel-Nannie
Spirit of Mischief, Kern-Helen La
Trio, March Trom$hale, Gabbaerts
-Ellen Wheeler, Ruth Hunter, Mary
Robin Greetings, Fearis-Grace
Dance of the Mountaineer, Thiery
Bell in the Valley, Wenzel-Helenl
Spring Fantasy, E. Marks-Mary
Sextette, Alpinie Glow,, Henbert
Piano 1. Alda Ray Wheeler, Jessie
Lorick, Grace Reagin. Piano 2. Tena
Wise, Rosalie Suber, Rosa Mae Mit-,
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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA
The University of South Carolina of
fers scholarships in the school of edu
cation to one young man- from each
county. Each scholarship is worth
$100 in money, and $18 term fee and
Examination will be held at the
county seat July 14, 1911. Examina
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Treasury Department, Office of
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Washington, D. C., May 6, 1911.
Whereas, Dy satisfactory evidence
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