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MT. VERNON, 0., TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1910 No. 95
Explosion Takes Place When Employe Of Electric Concern
Pours Gasoline On Incandescent Carbon-Flames
Cut Off Retreat And Occupants Of Crowded Building
Leap From Windows And Fire Escapes-Gutters
Run Red With Blood
New rork, Nov. 28. Doubt yet re
mains as to tho Identity of one of
tho-24 persons who are known posi
tively to havo lost their lives In tho
Newark papcr-bor factory fire. At
least two aro missing and possibly,
when somo official reckoning Is
made, this number too will swell. In
tho hospitals five persons are very
tear death. v
Tho search that went on all day
disclosed no more bodies, and up to
a lato hour no one of tho victims In
addition to tho list already printed
had died. Six of those reported un
ldontlGod wero recognized at tho lit
tle morgue on Washington street b'y
relatives. Tho seventh body is so
badly burned that although a partial
identification was made by means of
a sucdo Hhoo 'on the (body, nothing j
certa.n can bo deducted from such I
an Identification. Tho body would
eeom to bo that of Therlsslna Tor
An Investigation by tho police re
eulted in a statement that the fire
originated when Miss Sadie Henson
was cleaning a carbon of an Incan
descent lamp In tho shop of tho
Aetna Electric company. Sho poured
gasoline Into tho apparatus which
she was operating, and In a twink
ling there was a blaze that flared up
Into Miss Honson's faco and connect-,
ed with some waste paper material, i
The rush of the flumes was so "In
credibly awlft and throw such un
reasoning terror Into the huddled
working rt'- -. tn ton story tMt
ENDS LIFE IN HOSPITAL
Columbus Artist, Victim of Accident,
Cut3 Own Throat.
Columbus, O., Nov. 28. J. J. Bar
ber, 71, a lifelong -resident of Colum
bus, artist and for some time a clerk
In the county treasurer's office, died'
At tho Columbus stato hospital as the
result of an attempt at suicide He
inflicted a wound In his neck with a
pair of scissors. )
Barber, a member of tho Republi
can Qlco club, Buckeyo Republican
olub, G. A. R. and Columbus lodgoof
Elks, ,was a rromlnent and popular
citizen. His mental Infirmity dates
back to the tlmo of the presentation
of 'he opera "Aurora," given last
April by tho Elks. Beforo a perform
ance ro slipped and fell down stairs,
receiving' injuries which impaired his
Carve Each Other to Death.
Chicago, Noy. 28. Two men carved
each other to doath with razors hero,
following a quarrel over two young
Clrjs. Tho dead men wero Identified ,
us Paul Monnlno and Thomas Gag-.
Uoua, both of Sycamore, 111. j
AN 111 I Willi I 0
Dotrnlt. Nov. 28. David Hunt, Jr.,
general manager of the E. M, F. com
pany of th I'd city, was instantly killed
in an automobile accident near Yale,
Mich., due to the car skidding and
overturning tiown a steep embank
ment. His neck was broken. Hunt
was standing on tho left running
Are Killed In
the body of ono was found still ecu
ed on a chair beside the machine ai
which she had been busy when tho
fire petrified her with fright
All Escape Cut Off.
The building was extremely inflam
mable and the first gush of flames
cut off all possible escape by tho
stairways. The elevators made ono
trip, but took down no passengers.
Tho only exit was by two .narrow
Are escapes, the lower platform of
which was 25 feet from the street.
Onto these overcrowded and steep
lanes, scorched with heat from lower
windows, pressed forward a mob of
womtmbllnd with panic, driven by
tho firo and tho others behind them.
A not had been spread beneath the
windows, and the girls began to
Jump; "like rats out of a burning
bin," was the way a fireman de
scribed the pell mell descent. They
crawled out of the windows, rolled
down on' tho heads of those below
them and cascaded off tho flro es
cape to the pavoment 60 feet below.
Some of them stood In tho windows
outlined against tho flames and
Jumpei clear; others from tho land
ings; still others from tho steps
where they stood. Tho air was full
of thorn and they fell everywhere
into the net, on the necks of firemen,
and 15 of them on tho hard stone
slabs. When tho awful plunges
ceased there were eight dead In the
street and tho gutters ran red. Seven
girls were bo badly crushed that they
died In the hospitals. Fifty are still
under pur-'-i i,
Ashtabula, O., Nov. 28. Bishop
John Q. Farrelly replovlned keys,
books and valuables belonging to Our
Lady ot Mt. Carmel church. The
property was In tho hands of Rev.
Coppola, who refused to give them up.
DRIVEN TO MOUNTAINS
Mexican Insurgents Leave 13 Dead
on Field of Battle. A
Mexico City, Nov. 28. An engage
ment took place at Cnlhuahua be
tween 600 federal troops and 400 Ma
dorlsts. In which tho rebels wero
routed, with a loss of 13 killed and
many wounded. A number of fed
erals were wounded, including one
officer. Tho rebels wero driven Into
DoaTfl aT"tne flmo and"" eTacnfi
Jumped. Ho struck the opposite side
of the ditch nnd fell backward Just
in tlmo to bo caught by the automo
bile, a part of the mechanism falling
across hlu neck. The accident was
the culmination of what was intend
ed ,to bo a Jolly rabbit hunting trip.
D. A. Rs at War
Matter of a
Photo by American Press Association.
Tho Daughters of the American Revolution decided that a monument
should bo erected on tho Mte of Fort Washington, Manhattan Ulnnd, to mark
the spot where some 3,000 American troops were forcd to surrender 'to 0,000
British troops under Lord Howe 134 years ago. Tho site was selected, and
when the monument was unveiled it was discovered by some old fashioned
Bpellera that a 'b" had been loft out of "redout" Half of tho Daughters or the
American Revolution struck at onco. They were nbt going to have any monu
ment without n "b." Dictionaries wero brought into piny, nnd it vena shown
that the ivdout without the "b" was tho beat way to spell tho name. Bur tbls
did not nppeuRe the "b" faction. So tuey nre going to get another monument
nnd have a "b" lnit nnil locate the stntuo n mile nnd a halfc-jiwny. the real
spot, the second faction claims, where the" American troops surrendered o
THE PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD
OPENS NEW STATION
Now York, Nov. 28. Ono hundred
thousand persons, according to tho
company's estimate, used their Sun
day afternoon or a part of it in a
visit to the now Pennsylvania sta
tion. No ono would seriously dispute
a far larger estimate, for tho peoplo
flowed In and cut of tho great termi
nal all day long, and tho surround
ings tiro so immense that a thousand
humai beings could not possibly bo
called moro than a drop certainly
not a crowd. The travelers who used
tho station were not Included in the
A station which had been opened
for traffic only at midnight tho night
boforje, wjuilfl. havo tg fro called new.
ALL QUIET ON BORDER
Texas Rangers Have Dispersed Ma
rauding Band3 of Mexicans.
Austin, Tex., Nov. 28. Captain J.
H. Rogers, commander of a ranger
company, who with several of hla
men has been searching for Mexican
revolutionists along the Rio Grande
above Laredo, advised Governor
Campbell that tho marauding bands
have disappeared from tho Texas
eido of the river. Beyond tho re
ports of raldB upon a few ranches
and small communities in different
localities of northern Mexico by scat
tering bands of revolutionists, tho
govo:nment is In complete control of
the situation, It is stated.
Corporation Report Published.
Washington, Nov. 28. The aggre
gate capital stock of all corporations
in tho United States is more than
152,000,000,000, with a bended and
other indebtedness of moro than
$31,000,000,000. Thoro havo boon
only : few corporations which failed
to make returns, and tho number ex
empted by law is comparatively In
significant Headache Powders Fatal.
Philadelphia, Nov. 28. Lerop P.
Scott, a senior In tho medical school
of tho University of Pennsylvania, Is
dead 'n tho university horpital. Tho
phjslcians at tho hospital bellevo
Scott's story that ho took an over
dose of headache powders.
Former College President Dying.
Wooster, O., Nov. 28. Rev. Sylvos
ter F. Scovel, D. D., former president
of Wooster, is at tho point of death
after a three days' siege with pneumonia.
"b" In "Redout"
and it looked nowf. But as Tar as tho
service wentit might havo boon usod
for a generation. From the time
when the first train, a Perth Amboy
local, pulled out, every departing
train left tho terminal at exactly Its
appointed moment. Then there was
a single break, when a train which
should have got away at 4.04 pulled
out seven minutes later.
Why Woman Was Acquitted.
Sim Dance, Wyo., Nov. 28. "Wo
couldn't bear to think of send a sob
bing, shrieking woman to tho gal
lows," said tho foreman of the Jury
which acquitted Mrs. 0. D. iamlth of
the murder of her husband.
Chilllcotho, O., Nov. 28. A woman
giving tho name ot Mrs. Leo Min
shaw and Washington C. H. as her
homo was arrested hero. The wom
an was handsomely gowned and dally
visited the Murphy liquor houso. Af
ter her visits mouoy was missing.
She was watched and caught in tho
act of taking monoy from the safe
and transferring It to her stocking.
Threo Killed In Wreck.
Wheeling, Nov. 28. Baltimore &
Ohio passenger train No. 1 was
Wrecked near Altamont, W. Va. Threo
trainmen were killed and threo In
STREETCAR TURNS OVER
Ona Killed, Several Hurt In Traction
Accident at Cincinnati.
Cincinnati, O.. Nov. 28. Ono man,
Charles Rscsoch, was killed, tho con
ductor probably fatally injured and
six other passengers woro sorlously
injured when a southbound Glendale
streetcar ran into an open switch at
Reading road and Oak street and
Tho injured: John Huff, conduc
tor, probably fatally; Mrs. Elizabeth
Nelson, seriouely; Miss Nelllo Otte,
seriously; Mrs, Sadlo Evera, seriously.
Champ Clark Intercedes In Be
lial! ot Bryan.
Washington, Nov. 28. According
to announcement mado here, it was
Representative Champ Clark of Mis
souri, acting In harmony with tho
expressed vlows of William J. Bryan,
who was Instrumental In bringing
about e change in the character of
tho meeting of Democratic leaders to
bo held In Baltimore on Jan. 7. This
meeting as originally planned waB to
bo a, "conference," it was announced,
to enable tho leaders to formulate a
policy for tho party in tho presiden
tial campaign of 1012.
Champ Clark, a close friend of Mr.
Bryan and prospective speaker of tho
Democratic house, was ono of tho
Democrats who attended a prelimi
nary meeting in Baltimore, and It is
believed that ho opposed the confer
ence Idea on tho ground that it
might be construed as nothing more
or less than a conspiracy on the part
of eastern Democrats to reorganize
with a view to nullifying tho Bryan
influence in the Democratic national
convention of 1912.
Mr. Clark and other Bryan leaders
showed their teeth when the "Balti
more harmony conference" was pro
posed. Mr. Clark discouraged the
idea and hostile utterances concern
ing It appeared in tho Commoner. It
was said here by a friend of Mr.
Clark that the Mlsoourlan told the
Baltimore leaders that Mr. Bryan
would probably decline to participate
In any conference dominated by east
ern or local readers.
Mr. Clark thereupon suggested
that Instead of a conference a rally
be hold as a. means of celebrating the
recent Democratic victory. If pres
ent plans nro can led out this raly
will bo attended by approximately
1,000 Democratic leaders from tho
various states. A meeting will be
held' on the morning of Jan. 17, at
which speccbos will be rdade, and
the night will bo set aside for a mon
ster banquet at which 1,000 covers
are to bo laid.
HOW THEY BATTED
Averages of Leading Sluggers In the
New York. Nov. 28. The leading
batsmen in tho National league, who
took part In 15 games, rank as fol
lows: Crandall, New York, .342 per cent:
Goody, Boston, .337; Magec, Philadel
phia, 331; Campbell, Pittsburg, .320;
Hofman, Chicago, .325; Snodgrass,
New York, .321; Wagner, Pittsburg,
.320; Wllhelm, Brooklyn, .316; Lo
bert, Cincinnati, .309; Bates,- Phila
delphia, .305; Devore, New York,
.304; Konetchy, St. Louis, .302;
Schulto, Chicago, .301; Paskert Cin
Sailor Quarrels With Woman.
Paris, Nov. 28. A quarrel occurred
at a lwtel between an American
sailor and a woman, In which tho
latter wa3 slightly Injured. The
sailor fled, leaving his hat behind
him. This Is marked "Kansas," and
tho name Donsepe is inside of it.
LIVE ST0CKAND GRAIN
CHICAGO Cattle: Beeves. 50Q7 35;
TeMia steers, $4 15(515 40; western steers,
M 2506 GO; stackers and feeders, $3 35
C 00; cow and heifers, t'2 2300 35.
Calvca J7 309 25. Sh(-ep and Lambs
Native sheep, t'l 2504 10r western, 2 50
4 10; native lambs, J4 2506 40; west
ern, $i 25(ji6 25; yearlings, U 1005 15.
Koss Light, JO o5f0 95; mixed, 50 650
T 05; heavy, id 6607 05; rouuh, G 650
6 80; pUs. 150G 85. Wheat No. 2
red, 9383i.c Corn No. 2. 47?i49i
Onts No. 8. 30C30?4c.
EAST BUFFALO Cattle: Kxport cat
tle, $6 00&6 76; shipping steers, 5 750
r 85; butcher cattle, (4 7605 25; heifers,
(3 2505 7&; f.it cows, S3 5006 00; bulls,
13 5005 00; milkers nnd springers, J 25 00
005 00. Calves JW bijsjiu 00. Sheep and I
Lambs Mixed slicsp, S3 7504 00; weth- I
en), 54 0004 50; ewes, S3 6003 76; lamba, I
55 5000 60, jrearllngs, S4 5U05 00. Hogs I
Hotvles, meitnms nnd Yorkers, $7 250
7 SO; piss, 57 4007 50; roughs, 55 60;
stats, 50 uo" zt
PITTSBURG CnUIe: Choice, 56 25
6 60; prime, 50 0006 20; tidy butchers,
56 256 CO; heifers. S3 0005 25; cows,
bulls and stags. 52 0005 00,- fresh cows,
535 00C5 00. Calves Veil, 50 00010 00.
Sheep and Lambs Prime wethers, S3 90
04 10; good mixed, S3 6003 S5; lambs,
SI 6006 25. Hogs Heavy hogs, S7 200
7 25; mediums and heavy Yorkers, S7 25;
light Yorkers. S7 2507 30; pigs, S7 300
CLEVELAND Cattle: Choice steers,
SP 00 5 6 60; lienors, S3 7505 00; fat cows,
58 0004 25; bulls, 54 0004 60; Milkers
and springers, JiO 00065 00. Calves
510 0J down. Sheep and Limbs Mixed
sheep, S3 00fi? 50; owes S3 0003 50; best
sheep, !3 73; lambs, .Sj 2506 25. Ho$s
Heavies S7 1007 15; mediums, S7 15;
Yorters, S7 15; pigs. S7 S5; roughs, 50 25
T6 40; stags, 15 0)05 75.
CINCINNATI Wheat: No. 2 red, 940
97o. Corn No. 2 mlied, 46046V5a
Oats No. 2 mixed, 32H-033c. Rye No.
2. 8lZS3s. I.ard Sll 25. Bulk Meats
Sit 67'j. Bat.on Ul 76. Cattle 2 600
5 75. ShieT Jl 7503 65 Lambs S3 750
5 85. Ilogrt-Jt 5007 20.
TOLEDO Wheat, 953c; corn 02c;
oats, 34a rye, 80c; cloverseed, 5 U.
Says Nations Will Decide
Of Canal Zone
Congressmen Are Feted By President Of Panama Before
Departure-Laws Changed To Enable Foreigners To
Obtain Land In Republic-President Of Boiler
makers' Union Asks Strikers To Remain At Work
Until Taft Has Gone Over Their Petition
Panama, Nov. 28. Having com
pleted the Investigations relative to
tho canal appropriations, the con
gressional party sailed today from
Colon on the steamer Ancon for New
Several Panama newspapers have
published a statement by Congress
man Tawney, chairman of the com
mittee, that the canal will not be
fortified until the nations have the
opportunity of declaring themselves
on the question of observing neutral
ity In the canal zone. The statement
causes much comment
A reception was tendered by Presi
dent JVrcecmena In honor of the vis
iting American congressmen. A larg3
number of guests attended, Including
tho diplomatic corps, the members of
tho cabinet and a number of ladies.
Foreigners Given Rights.
There has heretofore been much
discussion over the difficulties Amer
icans experienced In acquiring land
In Pinarna A law was recently
passed providing that foreigners will
enjoy the rights conceded by the la'
for tho exploitation of forests and
also by tho law respecting the ac
quirement of land. This means that
the former law prohibiting foreigners
from obtaining land If the same
rights are not accorded Panamanians
In tho country of tho foreigner is
annulled, thus allowing the holding
of land by others than Panamanians.
It is reported that the president of
tho bollermakcrs' union of the Unit
ed Stites ha3 cabled to the boiler
makers here requesting them to re
main at work until President Taft
Casses.. urcuthclr. cgtlUqn for In-
Boy Suffers With Fractured Ankle
Rather Than Miss Promotion.
MJddlctown, N. Y., Nov. 28. A
schoolboy of near Roscoo gave an ex
hibition of Spartan bravery that has
made him tho hero of the communi
ty. Tho lad is 13-year-old Harold
Snyder. While playing a game
known as red lion young Snyder fell
and sustained a bad fracture of tho
left ankle. Examinations were being
held In school and tho lad feared that
if ho made his Injury known he
would bo taken home and fail to
pass his examination. Accordingly
ho hobbled to his seat, took the ex
aminations and passed. When they
were over his leg was so swollen
that ho could not move, and he had
to be taken home by a physician.
Call For Apple Congress.
Denver, Colo., Nov. 28, Governor
Bhafroth has issued a call for the
rst f,nnual convention of the Ameri
can apple congre, to be held in
Denver Dec. 15 to 17. Tho governors
of all apple growing states are In
vited to attend.
Chicago, Nov. 28. Michael Cuda
by, founder of the packing firm bear
ing his name, died ot pneumonia
Mr. Cudahy had been 111 for five
days. Mr. Cudahy was born In Ire
land, Dec. 7, 1841. Ho attracted the
attention of tho lato P. D. Armour
THE WELL KNOWN PACKER
Says Nations Will Decide
Neutrality of Canal Zone.
creased waes. Nearly all tho men
havo r,ult work, and many of them
havo Vft the Isthmus.
Toledo, O, Nov. 28. Plunging
through a derailer at Mallnda, near
this city, the engine on a northbound
freight train on the Detroit, Toledo
& Ironton railroad turned completely
over Id a ditch and killed M. J. Lew
Is of Pittsburg, the engineer. Tho
fireman escaped by Jumping.
Mrs. Glavis Obtains Divorce.
Seattle, Wa3h., Nov. 28. Maude B.
Glavis, wife of I.ouls It, Glavis, for
mer chief of the field division of tho
genoral land office in Seattle, obtain
ed a divorce In the superior court.
Tho divorce was granted in a croaa
complalnt charging desertion and
cruelty. Property valued at J14.0QO
was divided nut of caurt.
"and at "his soITcltaTIon came "To "Chi
cago. In 1873 he was made a partner
in the firm ot Armour & Company,
and continued in this connection un
til 1830, when he aided In organizing
tho Cudahy Packing company, of
which he wa3 mado president.
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