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FIFTY-SIXTH YEAR. NO. in.
MONDAY. FEBRUARY 4. 1!)07.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
EVIDENCE AGAINST THAW
ALL PLACED BEFORE JURY
State Ends Case in
FEW WITNESSES HEARD
Defense Sets Up Claim
Hereditary Insanity in
Feb. 1. There Vas delay
the trial of Harry K.
owing to formalities at
postponing of the Febru-
tending t ho
ary term of court, which was scheduled
to begin this morning. When this was
accomplished, and Justice Fitzgerald
had taken tile bench, there at once be
wail a conference of attorneys at the
Thaw appeared a trifle flushed as he
took his seat alongside his counsel.
Hack of him tat his mother, sister, Mrs.
Carnegie, Evelyn Nesbit. Miss McKen
zie. Edward and Joseph Thaw, the
only family absentee being the coun
tess of Yarmouth. All witnesses for
the prosecution were in court tht.i
morning. They were the only eye
witnesses of the tragedy on the Madi
son Square roof garden. Some wit
nesses said to have been summoned
by the defense were also in court, .al
though most of those who are to ap
pear for Thaw have not appeared.
.Ii-roiut-'n 1'lra iiln.
Whatever pressure the district at
torney brought to bear on Thaw's at
torneys for the release of additional
jurors, it was in vain. At the end of
I lie last conference on the subject, held
at the justice's desk, Assistant Attor
ney Garven arose quietly and in a ver :
low tone began the opening address
for the prosecution, and the actual
hearing of the famous case was on.
Outline I'lirpmr f l.n.
Garven congratulated the jurors on
their wait having been ended, ami then
outlined the purpose of the law. which
was not seeking for vengeance, but to
uphold tin; security of the state. He
urged the importance of I he case and
the strict observance of law.
1 1 was the claim of the people, Ik
said, that on the night of June 2. 1 !;.
the defendant "shot and killed with
premeditation and intent to kill" one
Stanford White. He then briefly out
lined the movements of White, begin
ning witli the Saturday preceding the
tragedy and ending with the aclua!
.cene of the shooting at the Madison
Square roof garden.
Tell Murj r Crime.
Garven told how Stanford White had
on the 25th of June last, taki n his son.
Lawrence and a schoolmate of the lat
ter to dinner at the Cafe Martin. The
boys had bought tickets to the New
York theater roof garden, and declined
the invitation of Colonel White to ac
company him to the roof garden.
While Silt Alone.
White, said (iarven. went to
Madison Square roof garden and sat
alone at one of the small tables, there
watching the first production of the
play. Defendant was there with his
wife and two friends. T. Bea! and Tho
"Defendant walked constantly about
the place. In the middle of the second
act defendant and party started to
leave the roof. Defendant let bis par
ty go ahead amf he lagged behind.
"Passing the table where White was
sitting, defendant wheeled suddenly,
laced White and deliberately shot hini
through the brain, the bullet entering
the eye. White was dead, but the de
fendant did not know this. He feared
he had not completed his work and
fired again, the bullet penetrating
White's cheek. Still, to make sure, lie
fired a third time. White, or rather
the Iiody of White, tumbled to the floor.
Held Hevi.lver Al.ill.
"Defendant turned, facing the audi
ence, and held his revolver aloft with
the barrel upside down to indicate he
had completed what he intended to do.
I he big audience understood. There
was no panic."
Oarven concluded by giving details
of Thaw's arrest and indictment by the
prosecution. Garven spoke less than
10 minutes, always in a conversational
tone. Thaw sat with his head down
cast and face Hushed.
MimvH Drfenxe'ft 1 1 mid.
As Garven took his seat Jerome
sprung a surprise by asking the court
to exclude all witnesses in the case
except tha experts. By doing this Jer
ome nl one 'Mow disclosed the fact
that Mrs. William Thaw and Mrs. liar-
ry Thaw are both to go on the .stand
for the defense.
I.ctl the Court Koiiiu.
On the advice of Thaw's counsel they
left I he court room with all other wit
nesses. May McKenzie was included
iii the list. Thaw's mother is expected
io testify to the prisoner's eccentrici
ties as a youth. The prisoner seemed
greatly downcast at the exclusion of
his mother and wife.
I.un rriict While Kir I V iln-s.
Lawrence White, son
of the dead
archiuct. was called as the first wit
ness. Thaw fastened his eyes on the
table before liim and did not once look
at tlie witness. White said he was 11'
and a student at Harvard university.
His mother, lie said, now resides 'it
Soon l-'iuiMlieM Stor.
While was on the stand but a few
minutes, and retold of accompanying
his father to the Cafe Martin for din
ner, and said when he left him to go
with ids chum, a boy named King, to
the roof garden, it was the last time
lit saw his father alive.
Thaw's attorneys did not cross-examine
Warner I'axton, engineer of Madison
Square garden, tesilied he was a wit
ness to the shooting, and accompanied
Thaw after the lat'er's arrest down
the elevator. "As we entered the ele
vator, the witness said, "Thaw ad
mitted he had done the shooting, say
ing he has ruintd my wife.'"
A woman, whom he thought was
Thaw's wife, replied to this: "But loon
at the fix you are in now." Thaw re
plied: "Well, dearie. I have probably
saved your life."
Cohen llliilr:iles M:iuiier.
Meyer Cohen, the song writer. w;c;
another eyewitness to the I raged v.
When asked to indicate Thaw's man
ner of approaching the architect, the
witness left the siand. walked up and
down before the juiy box. ami illu:;
i rati-d tiie slow pace which he declar
ed characterized Thaw's deliberation in
approaching his victim.
"He walked up to White's table like
ibis." said the witness, indicating. "Hi'
made a slight detour, coming up to
White from behind, suddenly faced
hini, and fired three times." Witness
did not take part in the events which
immediately followed the shooting.
I'niiiteil I'i.stol I wnrl.
Ib nry S. P'.aese. who witnessed the
hooting, said after it occurred Thaw
letreated toward the rear of the gar
den with his right hand elevated. ";h"
barrel of the pistol pointing upwards."
The defense closely questioned IMaese
regarding the movement of Thaw's
arms, and particular effort was made
to hi ing out the point that the pisioi
pointed upwards. The pistol wi; i
which White was killed was identified
by two witnesses who aided in disarm
CimiIiI il Keen 1 1 onl.
Policeman Delis, who arrested Thaw,
said he was unable to distinguish
whether Thaw said he had done th;
shooting "because he ruined my wife."
Coroner's Physician Lehane. who per
formed the autopsy on White's body',
described the wounds made by the pis
ioi shots, and identified various bullets
whifh were placed in evidence.
At 12:45 the prosecution rested their
case, and adjournment was taken till
2. when Attorney Gleason opened for
Gleason began by saying the defence
would be based upon "the constitution
and law of tin; imperial state of New
York." He said Thaw was suffering
from insanity, hereditary in natnr
when he shot. .White. He stated the
defense would be one of insanity. H
declared Thaw believed he acted upon
the word of Providence when he kill
ed White, and that he acted without
malice, and did not know the nature or
quality of his act.
It fer to 'lllei.lent'
Gleason asserted Evelyn Nesbit Thaw
when first asked by Thaw to be hi
wife, refused because of an "experiencr
in her life in connection with White.'
When Gleason concluded, court ad
journed until tomorrow.
TRAIN IN RIVER
Many Lives Reported Lost in
Accident on Burlington
Sheridan. Wyo., feb.- 4. A west
bound Burlington passenger train
from Omaha to Billings. Mont., went
through a bridge over the Cheyenne
river at Edgemont, S. D.. today. Fire
broken out and it is reported many
lives were lost.
Chioago, Feb. 4. At the general of
fices of the Burlington it was stated
a bridge burned at Edgemont, but no
information was received warrantin
the assumption any passengers were
"Q" IN COAL QUIZ
Evidence Against Burlington
Ready to Place Before
OFFICIALS ARE INTERESTED
Said to Hold Stock in Western Con
cerns Which Patronize the
Company's Lines. -
New York, Feb. 4. Ever since Sec
retary Hitchcock promulgated the or
der discontinuing the issue of patent.
to public lands, the government has
been at work here trying to find out
just how far the Chicago, Burlington
&- Quincy railroad has been interested
in the acquisition of coal bearing lands
in the Rocky mountain states by nom
inally independent individuals and cop
porations. Enough progress lias been
made in the inquiry to warrant t be
laying of testimony before the federal
graifd jury, now in session here.
Tno liiMliiueeM Kiitmu.
Although it could not be learned
whether James J. Hill or any other of
ficials of the Burl;ngton were among
the 4U or more witnesses who showed
ui under subpoenas in the postofiiee
building to tell what they knew about
the acquisition of coal lands, it s
known that among those summoned
were the directors and officials of -it
least two coal mining companies which
are dependent on the Burlington for
moving their output.
These two companies are the North
western Coal Mining company and th.-
Owl Creek company. The first men
tioned is a New Jersey corpora; ion cap
Ualizcd at $ltm.uoo which during tin:
last vear or two has taken title to
about Ji.tMMi acres of land in the cen
tral part of Wyoming in a region said
to abound in coal deposits.
Some IliiumiieK. lo.
1; is said that not only the stoc
holders of these two companies, but
individuals who were used as dum
mies for tiie entrance of other corpor
alions, will be called a.- witnesses.
Although the Burlington's interest in
coal lands is to be the subject of a sp
cial inquiry, the investigation may ex
tend to the I'uion Pacific railroad and
the roads controlled by the Gould in
t crests. The I'll ion Pacific. Rio Grand-
& Western, and other roads now are
under indictment in Salt Lake City for
fraudulent acquisition of coal lands in
DIES SUDDENLY AT
Wife of Senator Gallinger of New
Hampshire Victim of Angina
Washington. Feb. I. Mrs. Jacob 11.
ialliuger, wife of Senator Gallinger. of
New Hampshire, was taken ill in the
Belasco theater Saturday night, and
died shortly afterwards.
Senator Gallinger. his wife and four
riends went to the tluater as guest-;
of David Belasco. The party had just
entered the building when Mrs. Gallin
ger swooned, ami it at once became
evident she was very ill. Dr. Uowan.
of Baltimore, who happened to be near,
it tended her.
While wailing lor the ambulance
Mrs. Gallinger 1,-xpired. Death was due
to angina pectoris.
JEWELER ROBBED IN HOME
Holdup Man Compliments Victim and
His Wife on Quiet.
Springfield. 111., Feb. 4 A burglar
vesterday morning lorced an entrance
to the residence of Joseph C. Klaholt
jeweler of Springfield, and at the
point of a revolver forced hini to giv
up $23 and a gold watch. Mrs. Klahol'
also was aroused by the intruder and
told to remain quiet, as hi; was des
perate. When he departed he said lit
was glad quiet had prevailed during
his visit, as he did not care" to take
human life. While the burglar was
ransacking ibe bouse he kept up
holt, who obeyed
give the alarm.
Mr. and Mrs. Kla
his demand not to
BATTLESHIPS ARE COSTLY
And Government Built Ship Cost More
Than Contract Work.
Washington. Feb. 4. Secretary Met
calf has issued a statement showing in
detail the exact cost of construction of
the sister battleships, Connecticut an
Louisiana, the former built by the gov
eminent and the latter by the Newpor
News Shipbuilding company. From this
it appears that the government buil
ship cost, complete. $:159.425 more than
the private built ship. The exact fig
ures were, including armor, turre
mounts and machinery, Connecticut $
340.247. Louisiana $5,980,822.
Mrs. Longworth Improves.
ashington. Feb. 4. Considerable
improvement was shown today in the
condition of Mrs. Alice Roosevelt Long-
worth, who has been confined to her
I home for several days wilh an attac
IN GRIP OF
Western States Hit by a
Cold Wave and
LIVE STOCK DYING
Superior, Wis., Reports Tem
perature of 40 Degrees
Superior. Wis.. Feb. 1. The the r
mometer registered 40 below zero this
morning and trains wire eight or nine
hours behind time.
Mniituiin , llil.
Billings. Mont.. Feb. -I. The sever
est storm in 20 years is raging over
eastern .Montana. Snow is falling fast.
It now covers the ground to the depth
of nearlv one foot, witn no immediate
prespert of ceasing.
.Men who have lived in Billings for
many years say tiiat conditions are
worse than at any time since 1SK(.
when sheep died by the thousand. In
the immediate vicinit of Billings it is
not believed that any losses will occur,
hut en the ranges in the e:-sr portion
i ! the state it is felled ";o-s:s s .:!:
will be great if tiie sn.ru eon; Innes.
Thousands of sheep are bi-ing driv
en to ranches mar this city to be ted.
Train service is badly demoralized.
In K:iiim:im ant M inminri.
Kansas City. Mo., Feb. I. The se
verest storm of the winter is raging
throughout Kansas and western Mis
souri, with temperature at or near
zero, six inches of snow on the ground,
and snow falling, driven by a bitter
wind. All trains are late from 15 min
utes to ; hours.
WHIRLED ABOUT SHAFTING
Galesburg Factory Foreman Loses Life
in Terrible Manner.
Galesburg, III.. Feb. I. The Coulter
disc factory in this city was the scene
of a terrible accident Saturday, in
which Charles K. Brown, foreman of
the foundry, a veteran of the Siaiiish
and -Philippine wars, met his death.
While attempting to repair a piece of
the machinery, the sleeve of his jacket
became caught in liie ovoihcad shaft
ing, and his body was bruised and
broken as it pounded in and on: anion ;;
the pulleys and shafting. Every par
tide of clothing was literally stripped
from the unfortunate man's body be
fore he was released from his awful
predicament. When the clothing ga
way. he fell to the floor below and dii
within 20 minutes.
30.000 WORKERS FOR CANAL
Italian Contractor Will Offer Chief En
gineer Stevens Big Army.
Kingston, Jamaica. Feb. 4. Signor
usniini. a contractor ot Milan. Italy.
has gone to Colon. Gusmini said he
had arranged contracts wilh oO.ihiO
Italian and Spanish laborers to work
on tne isthmian canal at reasonable
wages, and that he was prepared to
ind this number of men on the isth
mus within six months. He believed
the undertaking can be completed with
the labor it has at its disposal. His
bject in visiting the isthmus is to of
fer to Chief Engineer John F. Stevens
the services of his army of contract
MILITANT WEEKLY GOES UP
Ridgeway's Announces it Will Quit
Fight Against Big Odds.
New York. Feb. 4. The publication
of Ridgeway's, the weekly "for God
and country" established simultaneous
ly in several cities some months ago.
is to be suspended next week. The
periodical never caught the popular
fancy. The number of cities in which
it was originally published was mater
lly reduced some time ago and ef
forts were concentrated on the reduced
output to make it successful. Satis
factory results were not forthcoming,
and Ridgeway & Co.. the publishers
have decided to give up the venture.
CLOSES A DAKOTA BANK
Examiner Reports Action, But Gives
No Reason Therefor.
Washington, Feb. 4. National Bank
Examiner Silsby has advised the con
trailer of the currency he has closed
the First National bank of Scotland
S. D. o reason is given for the elos
LONDON IS LIT UP
WITH FLAMES' GLARE
London. Feb. 4. Fire broke out this
evening in a block of buildings near
the general postofTiee. The whole city
is lit up with the glare of flames.
concedes defeat I
Senator Dryden Gives Up Fight
for Reelection in New
HE WITHDRAWS HIS NAME
III Health Given as Cause Marks End
of Domination of Politics
of His State.
Trenton. N. J.. Feb. 1 John P. Dry
den. junior United States senator from
New Jersey and president of the Pru
dential Insurance company of Ameri
ca, has withdrawn his name as a can
didate for reelection to the senate.
The announcement was made by
Senaior Dryden himself in Washington
last night. It ends the bitter fight
against his reelection that has been
waged in the state legislature since
his nomination to succeed himself on
Health iven ax iiuxe.
Senator Dryden's decision, which is
accepted here as an admission of de
feat and the beginning of the end of
his domination of New Jersey politics
and industry, was made Known to re
publican leaders here in the following
telegram from the senator's physi
cians: "The condition of Senator John F.
Dryden's heal!! is such, on account of
the long and severe strain under which
be has been, that we, his physicians
have advised hini that it is of impera
tive importance that he should not at
tend the proposed conference at Tren
ton on Monday."
PROBE FOR COTTON
Lower House of Congress Fa
vors Inquiry by Depart
ment of Commerce
FOR CAUSE OF FLUCTUATION
Effect of Exchanges Dealing in Futures
to be Weighed Among
Washington. Feb. I. The house to
day passed a resolution calling upon
the secretary of commerce and labor
to investigate causes of the lliu-tua-tiens
in the price of cotton and the
difference in the market price of vari
ous classes of cotton.
Si-rnt II OiniliiiiiilHin.
The investigation is to be conducted
with the particular object of ascertain
ing whether or not lluctuations in pric
es have resulted in whole or in part
from the character of contracts and
deliveries thereon made on cotton ex
changes dealing in future, or is a re-
ult of anv combination among several
tates and territories or with foreign
Srri-r I'rnsioii Hill I'iinmoiI.
Washington. Feb. I. The house to
ay passed the McCuniber service pen
ion bill, which has already passed the
enate increasing the pensions of sol
diers and sailors of the civil war and
war wilh Mexico.
1'OMlnl Mill Ui-inlv.
Washington. D. C. Feb. 4. The pos
office appropriation bill which the house
committee will complete today will
any $2U!I.1S0.5(!1. This is the largest
amount ever carried for annual expen
ditures of the postal service. The to
tal recommended is more than $3.0U0..
On in excess of the amount estimated
for by the department and is an in
crease of $17,303,502 over the current
The salaries of postal clerks and of
both city and rural carriers are in
creased to a total of S7.uoo.000. Pro
vision is inserted in the bill for classi
fication of postal clerks and the posi
tions of clerks and carriers are made
I. cm Mo ii-y for Kit 1 1 rim Im.
There are various provisions intended
to reduce the pay of the railroads for
carrying the maii?. It is estimated this
reduction will amount to somethin,
like SI 2.000.000.
The rate for hauling daily from 3,on0
to 80.000 pounds is reduced 5 per cent
from. 48,000 to 80,000 pounds is reduc
ed 10 per cent, and the present rate of
$21 .37 per ton for amounts above So.-1
000 pounds is reduced to $1!). Thes
reductions, it is estimated, will amount
to $3.0oo.ooo a year.
A saving of $1,000,000 more is esti
mated as a result of reductions provid
ed in railway postoffice pay. The bill
cuts off all pay to roads for hauling
empty mail sacks, which it is estimated
will save S3,000.ooo and 4.ou0.0n0 a
Wcluh Srvrn Hay ot ck.
There is a requirement that mails
shall be weighed seven days a week
and the amount divided by seven in
stead of six, as heretofore, a provision
placed in the hill at the suggestion
Representative Murdock of Kansas.
FHOLE CHINESE EMPIRE
is estimated that
this will save an-
WORST CRIMINAL IN
WORLD A RUSSIAN
Man Who Killed Half a Hundred and
Robbed Scores Disguised as
Gandarme is Arrested.
St. Petersburg. Feb. 4. A man de
clared to be the worst criminal in ih"
world has been arrested at Rostof-on-
Don. He is guilty of more than fifty
murders and of several hundred rob
beries, many of which were commit
ted when, disguised as a gendarme. !r
entered houses on the pretext of mak
ing governmental, searches.
He has broken prison seven limes on
the island of Sakha! ien. When last he
escaped from Sakiialion he was chain
ed to a convict's whet lbarrow.
His name is Nagorny. He is about
40 years old and has hi; herd) escaped
hanging because there is no capital
punishment under the regular Russian
PIGEON HOLE FINAL
DOOM OF POSTAL BILL
No Effort to Be Made to Ir.traduce
Measure, and it Probably Will
be Lost Eventually.
Washington. Feb. I. Ri presentativt
()versir-et of Indiana, clairinan of th.
house coniniittee ,n poMolticcs. win
is aiso a nit'inhcr i tne postal com
mission mat (Halted a ln:l proposing
the regulations designed to curtail sec
find class mail privih ges. 'said tha
no eff.iit would be made to pa-s th
ineasuie at this session. Two f attires
of the commission bill will, however
in- incoi porateri in tne postotnee appro
priation bill. One of the:n provides for
the weighing of mails for a period of
six months, and the other authorizes a
compielieiiMve investigation. ty a con
gress com in it tee. into the husiness
methods of the posioflice department
Neither of these propositions will stir
up any antagonism.
The lest of the commission bill will
be pigeon-holed and probably will re
main in the musty liles of the house
tor some vcars to come.
OLD SOLDIER IS JAILED
Quincy Inmate Arrested for Rifling a
Springfield. Hi.. Feb. I Isiah Wells,
of the soldiers' home at Quincy. plead
ed guilty in the federal court to open
ing the mail of Isaac l'-e-r-- :'t Niota.
given him by the postmaster by mis
take and cashing a pension order. He
was lined $2u and costs and went to
jail in defajik. He was arrested in
New London. Iowa.
FARMERS BECOME SOCIALISTS
Kansas Agriculturists Flocking Into
Kmporia. Kan.. Feb. I. Farmers in
this vicinity are joining the Fanners'
iftiion, a socialist organization, in great
numbers. The movement is gaining
the moment urn of the old farmers' al
liance of 1M'U11. 1 heerin 1-isK. na
tional organizer, says the object ol the
new union is to market farm products
it fair prices.
KILLED BY GAS; FROZEN
Three Members of Grand Rapids,
Mich., Family Found Dead.
Grand Rapids, Mich.. Feb. 4. A wo
man and two children wen- killed and
another child seriously injured by es
caping gas and cold in their home here
yesterday. The persons killed were:
EMMA K. LIVINGSTON, single,
ALFRED L. LIVINGSTON, aged 7.
LINCOLN B. LIVINGSTON, aged
Helen Livingston. agv.U-1'i. was found
in another room nearly overcome by
Hie gas and
with her feet and hands
None of the family had been seen j
since Thursday, and it is believed iheyi
wire overcome that night,
the bodies had been frozen
Senate Committee on Military;,
Washington. Feb. 4. Investigation
by the senate committee on military
affairs of the Brownsville affray" was
begun today. A score of negro soldier3
of the 25th infantry, discharged from
the army without honor because of
their alleged participation in the shoot
of ing affair were in attendance when the
Does Revolution Now On in
Central Part of
nsurrectionists Found to Have
Arms. ,. C 'I
Victoria. B. C. Feb. 4. The steamer
utar brings advises that the revolu
tion in cmtral China is incoming a se
rious menace io China. Rebels hold
all the mountain fastnesses on the bol
der-; of Hunan and Kiangsi and all at
tempts of the imperial troops to dis
lodge them have failed.
Ml lmiorl:iiioii ff Vrnix.
The Chinese authorities at Shanghai
are adopting vigorous iiieauiL-s to
check the importation of arms and am
munition. Agents of the revolutionist .-
have sent to th- t'nited States and
Kurope to purchase war like materia!.
a collusion i)--mg loitiM to exist ne-
iwien agents of the rebels and trader:-?
to import anus under the guise of
trade goods. To da-.e Ju.iiihi imperial
troops with cavalry and artillery have,
been sent again.-! the rebel., but failed
to achieve anything.
hole nn Nenleil.
Advices from foreigners who visited
the district say it is' doubtful whethi i
the revoluiion can be suppr--.-ed .-hoiil I
all the troops at disposition of the gov
ernment be sent. The leader of ibe
revolutionists is Kung Chun'ai. and
placards issued by him stale ibe re
bellion is aimed at the overthrow of
the Maiichnrian dynasty. Signs of un
rest are rc-poried from many places in
SCARLET-FEVER IS -UNDER
Epidemic at Chicago Declared to Bs
on Decline 136 New
Chicago. Feb. 4. The epidemic of
scarlet ft-vf r was today declared It v
ihe health department to be under cm
ire and rapidly diminishing. Case-;
tenoned since Saturday morning 11:1111
bt red r.nlv 13d.
SEEKING MORE GUARDSMEN
Adjutant General Endeavoring to Get
Full Quota in Companies.
Springfield. III.. Feb. 4. In accord
ance with Ibe demand of the war de
partment. Adjutant General Scott is
endiavoiinu to raise the quota of 'he
companies of the Illinois National
Guard. President Roosevelt, through
a general order of tiie war department,
has informed the state miliiia auihoii
lies that no company of less than
(nlisted men will lie accepted in the
I'nited States s( rvice.
The average in the Illinois compa
nies is not so high and General Scott
has ordered each regiment to forward
statements of the equipment it will
need in case its membership be raised
to the minimum fixed by the federal
At the sanw time he is having pre
pared a bill to fix the minimum at 5
enlisted men. At present the law
fixes the maximum at 7'. but does not
fix the minimum.
BURIED UNDER FIRE RUINS
Volunteer Firemen Killed
White Plains, N. Y.
White Plains. X. V, Feb. 4. Three
volunteer firemen were killed and four
injured, one probably fp.tally. eariy to-
day while woiking on the ruins of the
Mtad building, which was destroyed
by fire last night,
ofi DAMAGED BY ' AVALANCHE
French Town of Bareges Struck and
Several People Buried.
Tallies. Feb. 4. Relief parlies have
been sent to the village of Bareges,
mar lourdesi France, where the Ca-
ino ana ' h nises were destroyed Feb.
by an avalanche of snow. Several
persons were buried by the avalanche.
Gasoline Going Up.
Cleveland. Feb. 4. Gasoline and
naptha were again advanced one cent
a gallon by the Standard Oil company
Skates Into Airhole; Drowned.
Peoria, 111., Feb. 4. Frank Kestiener,
11 vpara ot1 was rlrnu-nt.fi in rht 1111.
- ' nois river while skating yesterday af-
ternoon. He skated into an air hole.
II III L. ill 1 UKr 1 ll.
It i committee began its first sitting. I His body has not been recovered.