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MT. VERNON, 0., TUIIDAT, FEBRUARY 4) 19ia-No. 10
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Tin Persoas Dead, Many Hurt-Houston Street Hippodrome
to New York The Scene Of A Mai Stampede, In
In Which Scores Tear And Trample Up One
Another Fire Itself Oat InfThree Minutes, But The
lamage Had Been Done
New York, Feb,
were killed and more than a Beore of
nea, women and children were badly
hurt in a panic at the Houston street
nlppodromo, a moving picture con
tent. A blind, unreasoning panic at
Kiq shout of "Are" swept an East Side
audience of 800 out Into the entrance
way to the show house, where they
latched and' tore and trampled upon
each other. The lire Itself, the quick
' Sash of a moving picture film, was
out in three minutes. The operator
himself bad smothered the blaze that
,wm the cause of tho death of two le.
"feiy.tho firemen, could tight thelrway
tkrougti the terrorized crowd to his
The Houston street hippodrome was
formerly h 'Methodist mission church,
lit was mudo oyer Into a moving pic-
1 ture,house. An, exist was cut on the
east side of the house leading Into a
courtyard by way ot a fire escape. At
the rear they tnado four doors, which
opened into the vestlbulo of, what was
the old church. A broad Sight of
steperied from the vesttbulo to the
street" It was here that the .women
The moving picture men put their
perator, Irving Stelner, 24, a broth
er of Charles Stelner, one of the pro-
.prietors, tn charge ot the film. Of a
'sudden it melted and there was a
Huh as the flame ran along the 411m,
The spurt of flame burned off a cord
which Ix'lii m a safety HlniWr i-
Marion, O., Feb. 3. Condvctor Ray
RpUe and Motorman W. H. Paker
wen badly hurt and passenger were
Mt.'ty flying glass when a city car
and a Columbus, Delaware ft Marlon
laterurban crashed together on Dayid
street. Doth car were crowded.
Wahtagton, U. .-Or4er. tor
theiasilBifrtraUve rprgwt!ioa lt
cewrajthlcal riMaMt Qf the
Ua4fe4.fttates.amy on a, tactical ba-
, x . sis were made public y saersiary w
i.- , v j . . war BHmon. fii rr"
rfectlve Feb. 16 when .the tresem
scheme ofvorgaaltaUoB will paw, out
f exlstencp- ' T
'Three anujr dlyltloBi an on cnv
airy division am orattd In, the terrt.
torial IliaUs of Its United States by
tke new orders, ' ,TJiew dlvftlon wJH
be located' in what will to know as
the eastern, pentral, southern and
western departments, with headquar
ters, at (Nw York. Chlcafo, Ban .An
tonio and fn Francisco, 8i? Antoujo
Velng thq headquarters (ttthe cavalw
divisions. ' J
'm.w onneral Thomas H, .Bavry
'wUl1 command' th eastern depait;
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Wild Cry Of Fire
1 front of the lamp. The whole theater
wbb left tn Botnl-darkneBS. A small
boy )ho had been peering In through
a side door at the workings of the
machine 7lcd "tiro." There was a
patue for n moment then in the dark
ness, then for n moment there went
a HvaiiiK movement through tli
crowd, A woman In tho back of the
bout) Htocd up, clutching at her face,
ami screamed. Stelnor meantime was
throwing hundfuls of sand on tho
When the firemen arrived a band of
thoul i-lawucred oVor the heads of the
struggling mass and. gaining th
amirs, threw men. and women bail;
into tho refuge of the theater, and in
-a-V.rt time had thei,pa38aSB-.chmrts
Columbut, O., Fob. 3. A. P. Pan
dits "tfcn re-uVectud secretary of the
statr board of agriculture at the an
nual neetlng tor a term of one year.
E. I. Lbar5or of Coshocton was chos
en president to succoed Jacob Dean.
P. G. Kwart of East Akron wan made
vice president and L. W. Kllgore of
Flndlay, O , Feb. 3. A ditch just
IB miles shorter han the Panama
canal, In wblsh. Hancock, Putnam,
Wood and Henry counties are Inter
estw.v will be started at Desbler Feb.
12. The engineer's estimate of the
cost of eeastractlon is nearly f7G,000.
Oeneral Taker H. Bliss, the southern
deWfttoent, ' ad Major Oeneral An
thai) Mank,v tke'weftero department.
In addition to the departments with
in thc territorial limits of the United
Btates.' there alio created tb Phil
IppiaeaaVl tbeViwajIse departments.
Troop) to ,the other departments, the
etoarfcoaand Porte Rico, "will here
after be' under the eastern depart
ment,' while' the troops In Alaska will
he under the western department,
Promlnsnt M. P. Dead.
lnndon, Feb, 3. Colonel James
Martlh't McCulmonC, member of parlla
roelU Jot, the eastern division of An
trim, Is dtn'l. He was deputy grand
master of the Orangemen, ot Ireland
and hud eat In parliament since 1885.'
iHn.Wna born In 1847 and'served.as aa
ajd-d-canip to Douine uuie ei mh.i-
uoruiiKu uurrt wuirper wuiio iho
wore1 viceroys or treiana.
GOLD LOVING CUP TO BE GIVEN
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M'COMBS TD RECEIVE '
New "York, Keo. 3. William F. II"
CombB, rhalrnian of tjie Democratic
national committee, is to be present
id with a larse loving cup by thp
Members of the committee Wedm-3
lay fiftttrnrou ut Democratic national
headquarters In the Fifth Aenu
The cup Ik -4 Inches In height and
mounted urcn an oliony baRt- nnd vbV
Chicago, Feb. 3. -James HlgglM, a
82-year-old highwayman, was killed
here in a fight with the police. Wil
liam Cant well, a companion, was club
led into submission. Hlggina and
Cantwell had held up one saloon nnd
were going through the pockets of
patrons of another when two city de
tectives rushed In, Hlgglns dropped
a revolver at the detectives' order,
.but was drawing a second r when De
tective Herman Otteu shot
through the head. .
Rome, Feh. a. Paul (letkhard et
Quebec, a student for the priesthood
at the Canadian college hurt-, sprain
ed' his ankle while playing foot bait
Dowager Queen largherlta happened
to bo t.iisaln? In I er automobile at tho
time and insisted on bnndagrng the
Injured leii'loii, Bbueff hur nutoni')
bile ;md hud iHeyoung mun i-urrleil
back to the collei(KrwbUe ue sUio-J
i in Hip rl" at'd ; sltd btjlt nn,nowf;.
GOLD LOVING CUP
as n token of the appreciation of tho
associates of Mr. McCombs of his
work In connection with the cam
?aign. Norman id. Mack will make the pres
tntation speech, and other members
f the national committee, togetbei
with many of those who were assocl
kted with tho committee, will bo pres
ent to see that It Is properly dedi
cated. AUI BANDITS
. ON TRIAL
Paris, Feb. 3. The trial of the rest;
Of the notorious automobile bandP.
gang, of which Bonnot and Gardler
were the leaders, began today. Bon
tot, it will bo recalled, was killed by
the rollce at Cholsy -la, Roi and Gar
41er at Nogent-sur-Marne. It Is ex
pected that the trial of the bandits
will occupy 16 dayB. Three hundred
and four witnesses have been subpe
naed and 67 questions have been
drawn up tor the Jury,
Die From Explosion Wpunds.
Sreenvllle, O., Febj-X Clparles Me-
(on, a machinist, died asj'the result
f' Injuries sustained) In a gasoline ex-
vloston at his automeWlejWpalr shop.
Marion, p., Fob. 3.Wlll7am Thom
as, 41, son of George" Tkomas ot Ken
oir, was struck and 'killed, by an Brie
fryer la Caledonia. He'had Just start-
business in tat .ylUage.
TO THROW ODIUM'
ON THE ALLIES
Turk Envoys to Remain In London
Until Resumption of Strife.
WUL AWAIT BULBAR ATTACK
Quantities of Food Supplies
Ammunition Accumulated ky
th. Ottoman During the Armistice.
FwtNT Pfflhtln on Turk' Part T
Be Marked bytsvsg Despair Plan
t Starve Adrlanopl Abandoned.
Cotistantlnoile, Feb. 3. An official
statement was Bade to the effect
that the port had directed the dele
gat to the peace conference to re
main In London until the war had
been recommenced and had also or
dered the Ottoman troop at Tcha
taldja to abstain from firing on the
Bulgarians until they were attacked,
thus leaving the responsibility for n
renewal on the allies.
Thus tke Ottomans, who, with the
exception of the Montenegrins, are
the only delegates left In London, re
marked that nobody could accuse
them'of not having done all that was
humanly possible to come to terms.
Animated by a humanitarian spirit,
they added, Turkey wished to avoid
useless carnage and wished also to
show deference to the adlce of the
powers, although Europe had been
unfair toward Turkey.
Grand Vizier Mabmoud Shevket
Pasln. expressed his desire for peace,
but not with dishonor.
TK? apathy of the populace at Con
stantinople on the eve ot the appar
ent resumption ot the war Is perhaps
the most striking feature. But for the
newspapers nobody here would guess
mat anytnlug out of the ordinary was
It Is said that Immense resources ot
commissary and ammunition have
beeii accumulated during the armis
tice, and that future fighting will bo
masked on Turkey's part by savng?
despair. Newspaper organs or all
parties arc appealing for unity in the
.face of the enemy and an unswep-ing
support or me government in an er
fort to na Ottoman honor and Otto
The plan to take Adrianople by
starvation has evidently been aban
doned, the Turkish commandant hav
ing provru his ability to furnish sup
plies Indefinitely for the fighting men
and the civilians within the town.
Blunder of Telephone Girl the Cause
of a Triple Tragedy.
Budapest, Feb. 3. Police lnvestlga
tlon traced to the blunder of a girl
telephone operator a triple tragcd.r
which shocked the Hungarian capita!
Mme. Bcln (Irons, a married nouiau.
arranged ocr the telephone a rcn
dezous with an admirer, M. Feldlak,
a prominent bank oindal of Budapest
Accidentally the telephond operato
switched in a third connection while
Feldlak nnd the woman were talkliiR.
and Neuberg, a poor laborer, henrl
their conversation. Renllzlng that ho
might (ash In on his information, Neu
bers told Gross where he could fliU
his wife and her companion, and when
Groiss came upon them, Mme. Gross
and Feldalk killed themselves.
Neuberg, too, made, away with him
self, leaving a note which said that he
received 112.00 fronl Gross for the In
formation that cost two lives.
ONE STRIKING FEATURE
OF 8UFFRAGET PARADE.
Washington, Feb. 3. Features
of the suffraget pageant to be
held In Washington March 3 will
be one jaby, one convict, one
beautiful woman and one male
imbecile. Word has been sent out
from the local headquarters ask-
Ing for applicants for the above
positions. -The women say they
are ready to steal a baby from an
orphans' home and an Imbecile
from the government asylum If
necessary. There will be no dlf-
Acuity about getting a beautiful
woman, they say, Tbe collection
4 wanted to march In the suffra- '
get para-le under a banner in- '
scribed: "We are Ihe only per-
'sous who have no vote."
Try crnrkliur ikm-oii nuts by placing
them op cud In the nut cracker. One
vigorous (-nibbing of (he cracker will
split the nut upon through the center.
Sllllcus Do you eyor give ndylce?
Qyiileiw Not unless I'm pretty sure It
won't be followed. Philadelphia Record.
HAS THEIR GOAT
House Democrats To Discuss The
Meeting To Be Held This Week-Will Take No Action In
Tbe Natter Until They Have Ascertained The Views.
On The Subject Of Presldent-Etect Wilson Ait,
William J. Bryan-Reselntlon As Passed By Senate!
Held Somewhat Vagoe
Washington, r-b. 3. A conference
of the Democratic house leaders will
be held early th!e week to determine
What action, If any, shall bo taken at
this session on the Works resolution,
;asscd by the senate, proposing a
constitutional amendment fixing tho
term of the president at six years and
making tbe chief executive Ineligible
to succeed himself.
it was said that many of the Influ
ential house leaders are opposed tn
the consideration of any business dur
ing the remaining days ot the session
aside from tbe routine appropriation
bills. The belief Is quite general In
the house that if the" Works resell!
tlon comes for a vote it will be speed
Itmay bo stated on authority, how
sver, that tbe house leaders will take
no sction on the Works resolution un
til ltbe5 hare ascertained the views
on the' subject of President-elect Wil
son, W. J. unun also will lie cc
suited by the house members who ar I
recognized as spokesmen. i
Tho Works resolution is regarded
as somewhat vague tn one particular
Constitutional lawyers appear to b
uncertain us to what effect It would
have on President Wilson. Some of
them are Inclined to the belief that.
If ratified by the states before the ex
piration of tbe term for which Gover
nor Wi'son was elected, two veara
COLLISION AT SEA
SCHOONER IS SUNrt
Philadelphia. Feb. 3. The Hamburg-American
liner Prinz Oskai
steaming at full npeed on the lint
eg of her voyage to Hamburg, an I
'.h four-masted schooner Cltj ot
Georgetown, scudding under full sat
k a fresh northwest gale for Savan
nah, collided off Five Fathom baiM
lightship, 40 miles at sea due asi -A
the Delaware capes.
Tho sailing vessel, after ramming i
Jagged hole In Uie steel port plats or
the liner, which nearly sent her to
the bottom, sank. After dealing this
mighty blow the weaker vessel, whoso
bowsprit penetrated two. decks and
jammed the liner's port anchor, 10
feet into her interior, drifted away
and , dlsanrenred In seven minutes.
Cleveland, O, Feb. '3. Captain
Ralph E. Byms, 64, a. retired lake
steamer captain, was shot and killed
by two thieves In his home on Ansel
road here. As Captain Byrne and .bis
wife entered their home on their re
turn from church, two men confront
ed them. One of the thieves ordered
Captain Byms to throw up his bands
and at the same time fired a revolver.
The' bullet struck Captain Byrps in
the forehead, killing him almost instantly.
would be added to the life of Dover'
nor Wilson as president. A contrary
flew is held by others.
A hullaballoo has been raised over
the one-term resolution by friends 'iC
Zolcnel Hoosevelt. They declare thaf
the measure is aimed at tbe colonel,
tnd for that reason they are opDoeedJ
Aiken, S. C. Feb. 3. The Prk" lb
the Pines hotel, Aiken's fainnustour
lst hostelry, was burned tos the
ground. There were mas.y narrow
guests wero in Immediate danger-of '
beln cut off from upper rooms, but-
ll of the 44 ruests were eotten safe.
ly out of the burning building. Most
of the guests were compelled to leav
their personal effects behind. Colongl
A. G. Dick, manager of the hotel, was
overcome bythe druse smoke andwa"
rescued In a semi-conscious condition."
The property loss Is estimated tt.
sinking by tho bow. Captain A, C."
Slocum and his crew of seven raon
wer saved after a thrilling battle for
Emery Succeeds Chittenden;.
Columbus, O., Feb. 3. Ralph Emery
of Toledo was appointed by Governor
Cox to succeed Common Pleas Judgi
Charles K. Chittenden, resigned, to be
come court of appeals judge.
Papa Introduced Them.
Teiu-her Do .mm know. Tommi,
when Miliixle tlrst citine into iimsT
Tnuinili I think when I whk Ix-tne
five aud years old, nis'tnu. Yim
New York, Fab. 3. A smoky flr
which broke out In the Victor garag
did sbout 1200,000 damage to a hun
dred automobiles stored there and
gave three hours' bard worV to the
tTenien, who answered a four-alarm
Ire, wrecking three upper floors of
,the tulldlng at a loss of about I1CMJ..
100. The Great Northern hotel back
up Fifty-sixth street almost opposite
the garage, and tbe guests of, tbe- ho
tel filled the lobby, mnlu floor aud.
windows facing the blaze.
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