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BOCK ISLAND, ILIi.t SaTUKDAY, JAjNTJAKY is3, 1 a O 4-TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Only a Small Drug Store
Left Standing, at
IS WAR OR PEACE
THE GASH IS
A Decision in Far East Expected
to be Arrived at Today
Is to Hinder Commercial Activity
Witnesses Swear They Know
Nothing of the Taking Off
of Mabel Bechtel.
According to Dun
A HALF MILE PATH
Force of the
nado that swept
Ian. 2 1. The tor
iicfir here, killing :;T people ami injur
ing Kill, demolished every building in
the place with the exception of a
small drug store. The storm struck
the place from the southwest ami
mowed a path half n mile wide.
The follow ing is a list of the white
persons killed: K. I'. Seymour, of
Niislmlle, Teiin., operator at the rail
road station: A. II. Warren, of 1'ir
iiilnghain: J. II. IJedmond. superintend
ent of the pumping station: Itobert S.
Powers, of Tuscaloosa; Miss Nettie
The negro dead nre: TV. N. Miles,
wife ami six children; Albert Ilolston.
wife aMid three children: Ike Ilolston.
wife and three children; fourteen oilier
negroes Hidden tilled.
I'artiul l.it ff 1Iioh liijtti-tl.
The following is a partial list of the
seriously injured whites: Mrs. Y. A.
:rtills. of Kentucky, dislocated hip;
It. L. (Jrillin, sprained ankle; Mrs. It.
I,. OrilHu. arm liroken; Lee Trillin,
liadly bruised: A. II. Critfin eyes torn
out; Mrs. Farley, face cut and ankle
broken; Mr. Oailey. badly cut; Mrs.
tJniley, badly cut: Mis. F. T. Ouiley,
badly lacerated; Mrs. Farley, blindeii;
A. I'.. Taylor. leg broken: Mra. Mi-
Caney chest crushed.
1IIOHN Oil Ol TIlICllC HKOS
An.l t arried Hundred if Oct - Terrible
Force nf the Storm.
Ily the force of the storm pet sous
wen blown hundreds of feet from
tln'ir beds in the blackness of night.
Through terror a father. -mother and
three children tied from their home to
seek refuse, and in their excitement
left a o-you r-old boy i" bed. He was
pulled from beneath some timber, and
thus far it is impossible to llnd any
other member of the family. I tedding,
carpels and -wearing apparel are scat
tered for a distance for ;en miles
through what was a forest, but which
is now aft clear as if though cut by the
Freight cars were torn to splinters,
the trucks from them being thrown
hundreds of feet from the truck. The
railway station, the hotel, warehouses.
Kins, thirty homes, the store houses
occupied by It 1.. Oiithn. A. V. Wig
wins ,v Son, J. W. Domcnh k. A. D.
Critlin and Y. P. Phifer, together with
their stocks, were completely de
stroy d. Where they stood it Is impos
'siblc to find even the pillars upon
which these structures rested.
I ales of cotton which were stored
in warehouses wore torn to atoms, the
fragments of lint lodging in trees, mak
ing it appear as tin. ugh that section
had been visited by a snow storm,
lloavj iron salts, the doors of vv h it'll
In some instances wt re torn from their
liinces. were carried awav by the force
of the wind. A .voting clerk employed
by W. P. Pinter, hearing the terrible !
roaring of the storm, let himself into
a well in the center of the store. He
had no sooner found his place of safe
ty when the store was coupletcly le
inolislwd. He was drawn out unin- i
FREIGHT CONDUCTOR HELD
TO BLAME FOR I. C. WRECK I
Peoria. Jan. 'Si. At the coiic'ni-ii.n I
4if tin' coroners iiicpie-t cr t lie liod-
ies -of the victims of tie collision
which eceurred on the Iowa Centra',
nlx.r.t five miles from Peoria. Monday
in on. a warrant was is-m-d !a-t niirht
for the arrest of 1. . Walker, of Mon
mouth. III., conductor of the wreck
ing1 train, on the charge of man
slaughter. Walker is charged with
having1 violated the orders of the train
OMAHA POLICE HAVE ANOTHER
SCORE AGAINST ONE PAT CROWE
Omaha. Neb.. Jan. 2:5. "Harry Fish- a
er," the crook, who represented him
self as an Oklahoma deputy marshal,
and sto'e JU.'tl wiiitli of griri'ir-nt-- and
ieweirv from :i
lerk in Ad.'er's store.
I ihought to have liecn the notorious
Pat Crowe. lVtec'ive Mili hcll sav
"Fisher's description fits pt Crow e
lerfect!y, and that Pat's brother John '
RUSSIA IS WELL PREPARED
Korea Declares Neutrality Russian
Keply Still Awaited by .
Port Arthur. .Ian. 2?,. High officials
here say they believe war or peace
will be deeiiied todav or tomorrow. It
is claimed, all resolved, the men in
Manchuria total so.ooo. The bulk of
the Port Arthur fleet is stationed
jn-t outside the mouth of the harbor.
Naval and military stores in nn
iisiial jiiant it ies are being bought on
condition of immediate delivery.
Komi Will he Neutral.
Seoul, .ian. --The "Korean govcrn
ment has made formal declaration of
neutrality in the event of war be
tween Japan and Itussia.
Tokio. Jan. p. in.- No reply
has vet been received from St. I'cters
BISHOP DUDLEY OF
Inspires of Heart Disease While on a
Visit in New
Vot k .
Louisville. Jan. Si. A telegram re
ceived here announces the sudden
death in New York city of Bishop
Thomas U. Dudley, of the Episcopal
diocese of Kentucky. P.ishop Dudley,
with his wife. Las been at his moth
er's home at i.'x Madison avenue. New
York, for several days. His death was
caused by heart disease.
BRYAN INVITED TO TALK
TO KENTUCKY LEGISLATURE
Frankfort, Ky.. Jan. Si. The house,
an overwhelmingly Democratic body,
paid o.- Jovernor W. O. lirydley the
high compliment of inviting him to
address that body. The ex-governor
was received with applause and his
sjieech. which was from a patriotic
standpoint, was loudly cheered. A joint
resolution inviting William J. IJryan to
address the legislature on Feb. '.I, the
anniversary of the death of Ooveri-or
William Oocbcl. was adopted.
REORGANIZATION THE THING
for the ICejiivenation of the Very Much
Troubled lliiteil States Shipbuild
ing Com pauy.
New York. Jan. SI. A local iinan
clal agency has issued the following:
"Charles M. Schwab and his associates
have reached an agreement with the
mcmcbrs of the Sheldon syndicate and
the Commonwealth Trust company for
the reorganization of the United States
Shipbuilding company. If the bond
holders protective committee agrees
the plans will be assented to by Ite
"In its details the plan is that the
new company w ill have about $.:o.fii)t' -(m
mi capitalization, all the stock leiiig
equally divided between common and
preferred. For his &:.. hMh) of ship
building; securities. .1M,(hnmmk in ltuuds
and JW.UOO.tXiO in stock Mr. Schwab
win get Siri.COO.OCO stock of the new
company, while the other interests will
divide the remainder. The only ob
stacle to an agreement now is the bond
holders protective committee."
Will l'roxci ute for Kuihezzleiurnt.
Waukegan 111.. Jan. :. At a meet
ing held here the stockholders of the
Waukegan and Washington Mining
company voted to prosecute the trus
tees of the company for an alleged em
bezzlement. A recent elimination of
i the I Minks is alleged to have shown a
I shortage of .!. i .
lllaze That ot IOO.OOO.
New York. Jan. SI. Nearly half of
the tire department of ltrooklyn and
four municipal lire boats were sum
moned to tight a blaze which de
stroyed the upK-r floors of the six-,
story factory of the E. W. I "diss com
pany, in Plymouth street. The loss is
Another Supposedly Incendiary f Ire.
Una way. Mich.. Jan. 'Si. The large
dry kiln of the Cnrduer V Petermau
company, which was tilled with stock.
! was burned with a loss of ?H,(iM..
The fire is supposed to be incendiary.
Dan McI.tJ. a former foreman, was
caught putting emery dust on loosing;
through the mill during the fire and
few (lavs ago tul
the police that
Pat had planned to "turn a trick" in
this city, not that he needed the mon-
I ey, lut lec.-iiise lie warned to snow
i thf Authorities that ihev co.ildr't get
'him 1-ti he walked in front of them.
A search is If-ir.g iu:u!e of i rowc s
haunts in the In pe f tindir.ir the
I.urj-e and buggy which "Fis;er" stole
from the Cole stables?.
New Record Set
Places Along the
LIVES REPORTED LOST
Colder Weather Causes
-All the lower
foreed to siis
1 crest of the
I be reached bv
tre submerged today
fact uring1 plants are
pend operations. Th
flood, it. is believed, wi
A jiassenger train on the West
Pennsylvania road was caught by ris
ing1 waters at (ilassmero. the passen
gers being taken oil" in skill's.
Four men and one woman who at
tempted to ford a swollen stream
near Sharon are reported drowned.
At - this afternoon it is confidently
believed the wor.-t of the Hood is over,
owing to the cold snap.
Y ungsiown. Ohio, Jan. The
Mahoning- l iver is two feet above high
water mark. The c ity is experiencing
the worst flood in its history.
Coshocton. Ohio. Jan. 23. The Tus
earavvas river is higher than ever be
fore. It is feared nianv lives have
been lost in the valley.
Cold Urines Keller.
P.iiffalo. Jan. 2.'.. A drop of 15 de
grees in temperature todav was fol
lowed by a recession of the Hoods
t h rotighou t western New York. The
heaviest damage occurred in the
li'U'thcrn pari of Chautauqua county.
Fairporr. ;. Jan. ::. The tiimd in
the river here has reached its height,
doing great damage. The ice gorge
broke and the water swept everything
before it. The fleet of Doiu.elly. the
contractor, consisting of nine or ten
small loats and a tug, was swept out
into the late. The tug was stove In
and sunk. A wnve eight feet high
swept over the docks, undermining a
sawmill and washing it away. Tlte
damage will be heavy.
Findlay. O.. Jan. S. There is no
abatement in the Hood in this vicinity,
and the destruction of property con
tinues. Practically all steam and elec
tric railway trallie has been suspend
ed. P.ridges have been swept away
in all directions. Telegraph and tele
phone wires are down and polos are
washed away. Over "Jimi families have
beer rescued from flooded homes.
!rain, O.. Jan. 'Si. The worst flood
ever known in this section, caused by
the heavy rains swelling the waters
of I lack river, has wrought great lam
age to shipping along the stream, le
sulting in tearing large vessels from
their moorings and carrying1 them to
the lake and the washing away of the
Nickel Plate railroad bridge.
Sullivan, Ind.. Jan. 2.'I. A man and
wife and tvvo childrin. living in a
houseboat moored at the foot of an
island near Merom, were thrown into
the water when a mass of ice struck
the boat, tearing it to pieces. The man
and woman, each carrying a child suc
ceeded in making their way o-er the
ice floes to a sandbar, wb.re they
built a shelter and appear to lie none
the worse for their experience.
White rivtr, tilled with ice and out
of banks, has washed the piles from
Ixnenth the Midland railroad bridge,
rendering the structure unsafe. The
company's bridge across Cicero creek,
one mile west, is also !u a dangerous
condition, as a result of flood. Trains
have ceased running west of here.
IogaiisjMvrt. Ind.. Jan. 'Si. The Eel
and Wabash rivers have overflowed
their banks as the result of the break
ing up of the ice. and much property
has been destroyed in this city and
-ounty. The swollen current in Kel
river, has swtept away a portion of the
electric light plant. The villr.ge of
Georgetown on the Wabash is flooded.
Whole sections of this city have been
N'w York KierTOut of liank.
P.iiffalo. N. Y, Jan. Si. Nearly
twenty-four leMirs of continuous rain
with from tvvo to five feet of snow on
the ground has sent every river in
western New Y'ork over its banks.
FOR REPUBLICAN CONVENTION
I'dooming-ton. Ill- Jan. 2:;. Senator
U. J. Albert sen. of I'ekin. todav re
ceived credentials from Senator Mark
Hanna as sergeant-at-nrms for the re
publican national convention at Chi
cago, lie announced lii accept a:ee.
Senator Hanna I IW-tler. '
Washington. Jan. 'Si. Senator Han
r.a. who ha had an-'titer attack, of grip,
U reported much better.
OUTLOOK STILL FAIRLY GOOD
Effect Particularly Manifest In the
Fast Increase in
New York, Jan. 'SI. It. G. Dun &
Co.'s V, eekly Iteview of Trade says
Weather conditio:-. ha-vo furnished the
chief intluemvK i.i the general trade
si;n.:'li;Mi. To pome extent trallie lias
been hindered, especially at the east,
but the latent returns of railway earn
ings for January sh-iw an increase of
li.'j per cent, over l'.'.i;!. Consumption
of fuel was increased, and retell trade
in coal greatly expanded, but no com
mensurate gain at tirst liands is re
IMrted, ow ing to the large supplies held
by dealers. Ketail distribution of foot
wear and heavy wearing apparel felt
thestimulus.and nnnutl clearance sales
removed accumulations of dry goods,
Whuleiutle Traiie Fair.
1: .les-ue business is fairly active.
traveling salesmen sending in. about
average order and jobbing trade is
normal. Manufacturing plants are
nw:e active, with little eliange in quo
ta tions. ami the outlook for spring
trade is considered favorable. Collec
tions are somewhat more prompt.
i.cauing staple nnvp nsen to new
maximum prices for the crop year.
Iron and steel plants that resumed at
the turn of the year have obtained suf
hcient business to continue operating,
and tlius fir the adjustment of wages
lias not produced - the- threatened
strikes. As to quotatjons, there is nom
inally no alteration. ?
I- a i lures this week numbered In
the United States.against 2ii.". last year
and IVi In Canada, compared with 27 a
SLOW PROGRESS IN
THE POSTAL CASE
Attorney Conrad Vithdraws State
ment of Mkchcn'g
Washington, Jan. SA. In the postal
trial several v.ituesses-vvero led through
a tedious line of questioning by the
assistant district attorney, most of
which, as counsel eplalncd, was for
the purpose of showing a personal in
ter st on the part of fciachen regarding
the introduction of tjie (Jroff fastener.
Tin' government annquu-ed that it was
Uearing the coiupleti
n of its case,
he defense brief-
After counsel for
ly had touched on the statement made
by Conrad that Maehen, on a salary of
i?,':.r;(N a year, had managed to make
2!.m:u a year, Conrad secured permis
sion to withdraw his remark, saying
that he would not convict the defend
ants on any statement that fell vn
guardedly from his lips. The case was
adjourned to Monday.
BANK CASHIER IS
George A. Iloe U eld to. Answer Tor
Wrecking Cleveland Insti
tution. Cleveland, Jan. "S.i. The grand jury
today returned an indict ment against
George A. I Jose, cashier of the I'ro
duco Xatii nal bank, which closed its
mors vesjeroa v. l.ose .is cnargeo
with having embezzled $ls..MI() of the
bank's funds. A warrant for his ar
rest was issued.
TOWN IN NORWAY
BURNS TO GROUND
Aaleoland, Place of H.OOO Inhabi
tants. DeslrojedAVith $f,000 -OUU
Trondhjeni. Norway. Jan. Xi. The
town ( f Aulesiind. having S.fiOO inhab
itants, was comiiletelv destroyed bv
fire today. The less is $4,000,000. The
entire population is - homeless. There
was no loss of life.
UNFRIENDLY MOROS KILL
MEMBERS OF SCOUTING PAR1Y
Manila. Jan. :5. It is reported
Lieut. Campbell V. Klake was k il Iff I.
and Lieut. Wiiiiain K. I!ol-rts and i
Private Fey badly wounded in the
'-'"-'lid infantry v. hil- scouting again-t
unfriendly Moros in Mindanao.
MITCHELL A DELEGATE TO
Ia.'.ianap" ;is. In Jan. 23. The
United Mine Workers -of t America tit
day elected President Mitchell and
Secretary IhLI, of the Fittsburg dis
trict, delegate to tli international
mining eongr-s at I'aris in May.
River and Harbor Ap
Senator Foraker Re
ports on Politics in
Washington. Jan. 'Si. The house
co:nmittee on rivers and harbors has
decided that there shall be no river
and harbor appropriation bill at the
present session of congress, although
a few surveys may be authorized. In
explanation of the postponement of a
bill uutil next session Chairman ltur-
ton made the following statement:
"The main reason for this action
was the very large balance appro
priated for river and harbor improve
ments which is now lying in the treas
ury unexpended. This balance at the
end of last year was somewhat in ex
cess of jjttS.tMKj.oCHi. In addition to this
it is expected that $S.7(0.UK, or there
abouts, will be appropriated at this
session in the sundry civil bill for the
continuance of work on rivers and
harbors where improvements are prog
ressing under continuing contracts.
"A coiiVfderahle nuinia-r or com
plaints have been lodged with mem
bers of the -ommi;toe because of slow
ness in prosecuting improvements. In
some cases appropriations were made
several years ago. but nothing yet has
been done. In others which were pro
vided for in the bill of June, V.KI2. the
work is scarcely commenced. The in
adequate number of government engin
eers engaged in this branch of theserv-
Ice, the delay and dillieulty in prepar
ing plans iiiid securing sites for gov
ernment works, and the high prices
which have prevailed for several years
past are all in different degrees re-'
sponsible for this delay."
Washington. Jan. 'Si. A conference
which, though brief, was pregnant
with siuifilieanee was he!d at the
White House between the president
and Senator Foraker. The s n.ilor hail
just returned from a sojourn of S"V-
eral days in Ohio, where he went
primal ily to attend the funeral of the
ate Governor Ilushnell. While in the
state he conferred personally and by
letter with many of his friends regard
ing lite iiolitical situation. It was to
inform the president of the result of
li is observations that he called on h:i l.
llanuu-l'oruker CoUlel ellee Proposed.
It seems improbable at this time that
Foraker will precipitate a contest in
Ohio over the selection of delegates
lo the Chicaigo convention. LTi'ortsare
being made now to bring Ilanua and
Foraker together in the selection of
Ohio's national delegates. It Is known
I hat among I lamia's closest friends
there is no disposition to attempt to
relegate I'orakir to the rear if he de
sires lo go to the Chicago convention
s a delegate-at large, provided that
no contest jvhicli might imperil the
integrity of the Republican organiza
tion in the state is made.
I'resident in No l a llonal I iil.ti-
The conference1 between the presi
dent and Senator Foraker lasted only
a shoit tin.e. but the situation was
discussed in its salient features. It is
understood that the president will not
permit himself to be drawn into any
factional trouble, either in Ohio or in
any other state. Foraker understands
I he pri sident's position in this regaid.
The conference was not prolonged be
cause the senator had an engagement
for a committee meeting which he was
obliged to keep, but it is likely that a
further and fuller discussion of the
matter will be had at a later time.
Senate anil IIoue in Itrief.
Washington. Jan. 'Si. The necate
adojited the resolution of inquiry con
cerning affairs in I 'ana ma introduced
by Gorman, and listened to a speech
on the I 'annum question by Dolliver
and another on the subject of recess
apixtintineuts by Tillman. An execu
tive session was held. Adjourned to
The house passed 200 pension bills,
and also resolutions calling for infor
mation as to the mi miter of horses
and carriages maintained at govern
ment exix-nse for officers of the war
and attorney general's departments.
31 1st Martha Brown's Distinction.
Washington. Jan. Si. Mis Martha
C. lirown. who has been nominated as
rettivor of public moneys at Gunni
son, is stat-d to be the second woman,
ever appointed to the office of receiver
of public mohejK. the other case le
ing that of Mis-s Minnie William, who
held that onk-e in I-ander, Wyo.
PEOSECUTION IS CONTRADICTED
Girl Seen Alive on the Street the Day
Alter the State Alleges She
Allentown. Ta.. Jan. 23. The cross
examination of Mrs. Martha Uechtel.
on trial on the charge of being an ac
cessory after the fact to the murder
of her daughter Mabel, was conclud
ed, the prosecution failing to shake her
direct testimony. Martha, the 10-year-old
sister of Mabel, was called to the
stand. Martha is also under indict
ment, charged with being an accessory
after the murder. In beginning her
testimony Miss Ilechiel said her name
was Martha and not Myrtha. as has
been widely published. In the direct
examination the story she told was
substantially the same as that given by
Emphatically Denies Guilt.
"Do you know who killed your sis
ter Mabel?" she was asked. "I do
not." came the answer in an emphatic
"Do you know anything otherwise
than what you have stated here today
relative to Mabel's death?" T do not."
This ended her direct examination. On
cross-examination. Martha admitted
that there was considerable trouble be
tween her mother and Mabel about
Weisenberg. and that Tom and Mattel
did not speak to each other for a year;
even when the two met at the table
for meals not a word passed between
lirotltera Also Iteny.
Joliu and Charles Hechtel. who along
with Martha and the mother are also
charged with being accessories after
the fact to the murder of Mabel, de
nied that they knew anything about
the death of their sister. Mrs. Maggie
Miller, the next-door neighbor to the
I'.echtels, testitied that a rag carpet,
and not an ingrain carpet as the imliee
swore, lay in the Itechtcl's spare room
on the day the body was found.
Eckstein's Testimony Contradicted.
The defense called several persons
who saw and spoke with Mrs. Uech
tel on Monday, Oct. 2(, on which day
they said she appeared, in her usual
demeanor. Fred Abele and J. F. Al
len Nevvhard told of Tom's conduct
when he learned of Mabel's death, lie
appeared very much grieved, and his
grief seemed genuine. To Nevvhard
he stated that he wanted to attend
Mabel'B funeral' very badly, thus con
tradicting Kekstein's testimony, which
was to the effect that Tom said he
could not face it. James T. Kckert
and Amos Meas swore that they saw-
Mabel Uechtel on the street at differ
ent times on Monday. Oct. 2. the dav
after, the prosecution alleges Mabel
TEMPORARY RECEIVER FOR
BANKERS UNION OF WORLD
Lincoln. Xeb., Jan. '.'5. A temporary
receiver has been appointed by the
state supreme court for the Hankers
satte supreme court for the Ihmkeis'
Union of the World, an insurance or
der, at the request of the deputy state
auditor, who alleges that it is insolvent
and that .$:'.(' ihmi due policyholders re
mains unpaid an.l that the assets are
AWARDED 32,500 DAMAGES
IN AN AFFAIR OF THE HEART
Murpliysboro. III.. Jan. 'Si. Sarah
K nney. a young woman from Ava, in
this county, was given a verdict for
!2.."i0( against Otto Moglin. a young
farmer in a breach-of-promlse suit In
the Jackson county circuit court. The
evidence showed the courtship to have
continued over a period of four years.
EX-GOV. TAFT ARRIVES
FROM THE PHILIPPINES
San Francisco. Jan. 'Si. Former
Gov. Taft arrived here this morrring
on the steamer Korea and left this af
ternoon mi an overland train for
ltiuu:lpox Attioog the KoUliern.
St. Louis Jan. 'Si. The presence of
smallpox among the troops of Jeffer
son barracks has resulted hi the vac
cination of all the men in the Fourth
and Klghth regiments of cavalry, and
It has been decided to postpone the ball
that was to have b-en held there this
evening. Lieutenant Frank E. Davis,
of the. Eighth cavalry, has been re
moved to the county quarantine sta
tion, suffering with the dread disease.
THREE GRAINS OF A
WOULD BRING DEATH TO HUNDREDS
London, Jan. 'Si. La.-eel!es Scott, of
Litt'esforl. asserts that the substance
know u to scientists as dimethyl
tisiiie cyanide. r cyanide of eacodyl.
s nurnlreos of times more Ik.isi.iioh-
than pure prussic aci I,
s he put it :
A n. ere whiff of this
would ki!l a large room full of people
r.r. l the vapor of three grains diffused
Kansas Senator Enmesh
ed by St. Louis
ACCEPTED A BRIBE
Said to Have Interceded
Si. Louis, Jan. The federal
grand jury today returned an indict
ment against United Slates Senator
lhirton, of Kansas, charging him with
accepting checks of $."00 each from
the llialto (iraiu Securities company
Cot Kar of 1'onlal OtttclaU.
It is charged they were given in
payment for alleged services in inter
ceding with postofliee ollicials to in
duce them to render a favorable de
cision in matters ntVeetii'ig permis
sion of the ISialto company to use the
SCENE OF BLAZE
Two TKioneand People Flee
Safety From Chicago Ma
Chicago, Jan. 'S. -Fire broke out
this afternoon in the Masonic temple,
the 0-story skyscraper, one square
east of the Iroquois theatre. Owing1
to the fact that upwards of two thous
and people occupy oilices and stores
in the giant structure, the tire caused
The tire was out within an hour. A
number of persons in the employ of
I!. Friedlander, in whose suite of
rooms the fire originated, were slight
ly injured by flames and smoke. The
origin of the fire was caused by the
explosion of chemicals.
For a time the lire raged on three
floors and there was much excitement
among the occupants, but everybody
escaped by stairways and elevators,
and some of I he more excited persons
by lire escapes.
Conductors of elevators did heroic
work, running their cars through the
smoken laden shafts until every ontj
was out of the building1.
The loss is estimated at $.VI.(Mlil.
SNOOT CASE WILL
BE THRESHED OVER
Senate Committee on Privileges Asks
,IeriniHHion to Introduce
Washington. Jan. The senate
committee on privileges and elections
today determined to enter nfion an in
vestigation into the charges made
again-t Senator Suioot in connection
with the demand for his expulsion
from the senate, and authorized
Chaii man Ihn rovvs to present a reso
lution in the senate permitting the
committee to -end for witnesses and
doeiilnen t -.
PERISH WITH SHIP
Schooner Augustus Hunt Wrecked
Off Long Island Coast
.evv York. Jan. 'S.. The schooner
Augustus Hunt was wrecked off West
Hampton. L. I., today. Two of the
i-rew- were saved and 15 others lost.
The bodies are being washed from
the w reek.
into the air f Ilrury Lane theatre
would insure that not r.nc of the au
dience or artists would leave it alive."
The criminal who attempts to use it
would in all probability kill himself.
It is a white powder, which melts at
degrees and Ix.iN at 140 degrees.
When exjiosed to the air it gives off
a slight vapor, to .inhale which i