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I EIGHT GIRLS HURT MANY INJURED IN f The Richmond Palladium, Thursday, December 6, 1906 ! JT THE THEATERS IH FACTORY FIRE I : . I Panic Follows Explosion of Thousands of Matches in Indianapolis Plant. A MAD JAM ON STAIRWAY COMBUSTION TOOK PLACE IN A FIREPROOF STORAGE VAULT OTHER FIRES ATTENDED BY LOSS OF LIFE. fire of .Publishers Tress. Indianapolis, Ind., Pee. 5. In a xhat started from an explosion thousands of paper matches at the fee f.ory of F. A. Rathburn & Co., eight nroune women were burned, rour or fthem seriously. The others were pain fully burned and injured In their fran tic efforts to escape from the building. The Injured are: Helen Stapp, bad- ?lr burned about the head, face and arns, also hurt by jumping from a sec oir story window; Ilattie Breedlove, bun.ed about the face, arms and 1 1 id: Lizzie Richards, burned about the face, arms and back, also hurt by lumping; Myrtle Stapp burned about the face, head and arms; Lulu Breed love, arms burned and injured by Jumping; Anna Reese, hurt about the back by falling down a stairway; Georglana Mitchell and Nellie Iters ere slightly burned and hurt by fall ing Several other girls were slightly hurt in the panic that followed the ex plosion. Ten girls were at work on the sec rmd floor of the factory when an ex plosion in a fire proof storage vault forced the door and hurled a sheet of flames across the work room. There was a rush for the stairway, which be came choked with girls struggling, screaming and unable to reach the stairway. Some jumped from th9 windows to the ground. At the stair way several of the girls fell and were trampled upon. Two girls made an unsuccessful ef fort to get to the Are apparatus and de Toted their efforts to beating out the lire, which ignited garments of fellov employes. The forewoman of the fac tory reached the telephone and while ?e w cnling the Are department. others smothered the fire that was burning hr clothing. Westfleld, N. J., Dec. 5. Four chll dren, two boys and two girls, ranging Jn age from two months to five years, were burned to death at their home near here. Mrs. W. F. Were! and Mrs. Oscar Felter, who lived together with their two children each, went out to work, leaving the little oes at home alone. During their absence their house caught fire. Firemen ex tinguished tie flames and found th-s bodies of the children burned beyon J recognition. "Washington C. H.. O., Dec. 5. Lit tle Charles, 2-year-o!d son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Crosby, was burned to death at Mrs. Hugh McCoy's, south of, town. Ita mother stepped to the door to empty a pan of water when the ehPd thrust a small broom into the Biflte, from which it ignited its out ing gown. When the mother returned the child was struggling on the floo", its tongue being burned out and nose burned off. It died in a few hours. Seranton. Pa., Dec. 5. Two chil dren, a boy and a girl, belonging to Alfred Small, were burned to death at their home at Pittston. It is thought tae girl played with paper in the kitchen fire, setting herself ablaze and also the boy. Indianapolis, ' Ind., Dec. 5. The 3-year old son of Mrs. Ora Wilson, was burned to death. The child's clothing caught fire while it was standing near the kitchen stove.' Wants Absolute Power. Washinglon, Dec. 5. The president sent a special message to congress urging legislation giving the executive authority on his own Initiative and re sponsibility to - dismiss any officer whom he thinks unworthy to remain in the service. The law at present provides that in time of peace no offi cer shall be dismissed except in pur suance of a courtmartial or in mitiga tion thereof. This provision, the pres ident wants repealed. Illustrating the necessity for the legislation desired the president cites the case of a naval officer, whose name is not given, but who was accused of "indecent and dis gusting behavior." He was convicted, but the courts, to his surprise, the president says, did not sentence him to dismissal. Bank Teller Gone. Kansas City, Dec. 5. William C.' Anderson 49, collection teller of the First National bank of this city, is missing, and E. F. Swinney. the presi lent. admitted that he is short $9,000 In his accounts. Anderson, who was In the employ of the bank 19 years, left the city Monday supposedly on a hunting trip. It developed that he ab stracted $9,000 from the bank's funds, taking the money in three lots, last week. Anderson has a wife and grown Saughter here. Accused of Stealing Plans. Chicago,., Dec. 5. E. A. Steinhof! and R. G. Blackshaw, said to be agents of the American House Clean ing company of St. Louis, were ar rested here in connection with the al leged theft of specifications and plans rt machinery, said to be valued at $100,000. No formal charge was made against the men by the local police nI they, were detained here on war rants taken out by a St. Louis man, charging them with, being fugitives from justice. 'Phone or write a card to the Palla dium of the little piece of news your neighbor, told you and get your name In the news "tip" contest for this Week. i Vaudeville at the Phillips. Another large audic-nce greeted the performers in vaudeville last night at the Phillips. This week's bill is of such an attractive nature that it proving especially pleasing to the pa trons of the house. As expected, in terest centers in the performing bears Nip and Tuck and they are well deserving of close attention, for they are bright and lively and seem able to acquire some habits that are supposed to pertain almost exclusive ly to the human race for instance, drinking .out of a bottle. The bill other wiseis also of a very enterta ining nature, and all told is worth much more than it costs to see it Saturday there will be a special mat inee for children, and on Saturday night the usual double performance. BROWNSVILLE CASE COMING UP TODAY Absence of Senator Penrose Causes Senate to Defer Ac tion on Matter. A CHILD LABOR MEASURE SENATOR LODGE INTRODUCES BILL BUILT ON THE SAME PLAN AS THAT OF SENATOR BEVER IDGE'S. Publishers' Tress. Washington, utc. a. ttusiiiesS heavy in the senate Wednesday. It was practically the first opportunity senators had to introduce petitions, memorials, bills and resolutions and rcany were presented. The vice pres ident laid before the senate a number of communications from the executive department, which were - ordered rrinted as documents. Without debate the senate adopted a resolution calling on the secretary of commerce and labor to furnish the senate copies of all official letters, tel egrams, reports, etc., filed in the de partment in connection with the in vestigation of the matter of Japanese attending public schools of San Fran cisco. The resolution was presented bySenator Flint of California. After debate the senate postponed until Thursday consideration of the resolutions calling for information relative to the discharge of negro troops of the Twenty-ninth infantry, formerly stationed at Brownsvill -, Tex. The delay was caused by the absence from the city of Senator Pen rose. , , The senate committee on naval af fairs ordered a favorable report on the nomination of Victor H. Metcalf of California, to be secretary of the navy. Senator Lodge introduced a bill de signed to i revent the employment of child labor by . prohibiting interstate commerce in any article in the produc tion of which a child under 14 years old was employed, and the prohibition extends to children under 16 who can not read and write. The violation of the law is made a misdemeanor pua lshable by fine of $500 and imprison ment one year. The president sent to the senate the nomination of W. Morgan Shuster, District of Columbia, to be a member of the Philippine commission and secretary of public instruction in the rhilippine iSif.rids. The house ratified the action of the Democratic caucus and placed on the rolls Paul D. Porter of Mississippi to succeed the late Isaac R. Hill of New ark, O., as a special officer of the house. . Congressman Ames of Massachu setts has begun a propaganda for the immediate movement for tariff revi sion. He says he Is not undertaking to secure action at the present session of congress, but is urging on Repub lican members the advisability of a general caucus to "give concrete ex pression of their determination to Im mediately revise the inequalities in our tariff laws, so that all possible no tice to the country at large may ba given as to the time of revision." He thinks the subject should e taken up immediately after March 4 and would have the caucus determine the best methods of procedure and whether the whole tariff laws should be revised or only particular schedules amended. Requisition Granted. Denver. Colo.. Dec. 5. Governor McDonald granted the requisition of Governor Yardman of Mississippi for George Jenkins, colored, wanted on the charge of murder committed in Tunica county. Miss., after the re ceipt of a message from Governor Yardman reading as follows: "Will have George Jenkins brought to Jack- m M WR Oil Two Cars of Train Carrying 175 Passengers, Ditched Near Frankfort, Ind. 18 PERSONS BADLY HURT OTHERS ARE BRUISED AND SCRATCHED CAUSED BY BRO KEN RAIL NO EMBANKMENT AND CARS REMAINED UPRIGHT. Publishers' Press. Chicago, Dec. 5. The Cincinnati Chicago limited train on the Moncn railroad was derailed two miles north of Frankfort, Ind., by a broken rail. Of 175 passengers on the train 13 were injured, but nobody was killed, and it. is not believed any of the in jured will die. The train was going at a high rate of speed, and the rail broke beneath the engine, which passed the place in safety. The baggage and mail cars, coaches and sleepers left the track, and some of them were badly dam aged. There is no embankment at the scene of the accident and the cars merely plowed their way along ground at the side of the track a considerable distance before being brought to a stop. The injuries of the passengers are bruises and cuts received by be ing thrown about the cars. The conductor, Mort Mason of In dianapolis, was bruised. The five pas sengers most seriously injured were: Frank Kelly, Frankfort, Ind., injured internally; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cromwell, Frankfort, Ind., cut and bruised; M. L. Davis, Frankfort, Ind., wrist broken; David Mabbett, Man son, Ind., bruised and cut about tho head; John Wilcox, Hamilton, O., rib i broken and otherwise injured internal ly, may die; Samuel E. Murray, Ox ford. O., hurt about the head serious ly; F. B. Garber, Hamilton. O., rib broken and hurt internally, in a seri ous condition; Frank Coulter, Frank fort, Ind., head and hands cut; Thom as McDaniel, Frankfort, Ind., shoulder dislocated; Ham Brown, Greetings ville, Ind.. face cut and hands broken; James W. Boyle, Kllmore, Ind., face cut and badly bruised; William. Ken yon, Frankfort, Ind., shoulder broken, George Cullom, Frankfort, Ind., face and hands cut; Miss Mary Miiner, Se- dalia, cut and bruised. Other passen gers received scratches. DESTRUCTIVE MICE. " flier Tried to Sink the Ark, Accord- Ins to an Old Legend. Mice do not play a great part in folk lore. Even the legend of the "Pied Piper" associates them with rats, but one recalls a few oases not uninterest ing. A Bohemian legend declares that they were created by the levil, where upon beneficence produced the cat. When Noah received a pair of them Into the ark they straightway began to gnaw a hole through the bottom, in stigated by their unholy parent. Wa ter was pouring In when the serpent, with admirable presence of mind, stopx ped the leak with his head. We should conclude that mice are specially de structive in Bohemia, and so it proves to be. Both the white and gray varie ties flourish there, but the former is thought inoffensive. When' harvests are ripening the peasants anxiously catch a white mouse, put it in a com fortable box upon the window sill, feed and pet It and call ft "the luck of the house." If satisfied with these atten tions the animal will banish all its gray kinsfolk from the vicinity. In that very interesting island of Bali, also, where Brahmanism and Buddhism inextricably mingled, sur vive, wtnle all, the populations round have long been Moslem, some fortunate mice receive like honor. The Balis catch a pair, clothe them in white linen and set them in a public place, where all the inhabitants of the village bow down before them. Then they release the prisoners and straightway, with an easy conscience, trap and kill every mouse that can be found, for they are terribly destructive In the ricefields. Let us cite an old Greek charm which is worth quoting. "Take a paper and write," It says, I adjure you, ye mice now present, neither to injure me nor to let others do so. I give you yonder field' specifying one not far off 'and if ever I catch you here I swear by the mother of the gods I will tear you into seven pieces. Write this and fix the paper on an unhewn stone in your field, taking care that the writing lies uppermost." Thus a man directed all his mice to a neighbor's property, as some villa residents at the present day pitch their "nails over the garden wall. London Standard. Picture and Frame. "The function that the framing of a picture should subserve and the char- son. He will be protected and any i icter which it consequently should statement to the contrary is only for j have are so obvious that seemingly the purpose of defeating justice." It i they ought not to be so easily and so required this guarantee, including a often lost to view, as in reality they waiver or the claim of the Pueblo au- j are, says Frederick W. Cobnrn in the thorities for possession of Jenkins, 1 1nternational Studio. "A pictorial com bo was under arrest there awaiting trial, to secure the requisition. Accused of Wrecking Train. Pittsburg, Pa., Dec. 5. Patrick Eagan, a former employe of the Balti more and Ohio road living at West Kewton, near where the Baltimore lad Ohio train was wrecked last Sat Irday night, was placed under arrest. charged with wrecking the train. New Hotel Destroyed. Regina. Sakatchewan, Dec. 5. The Wascona. a five-story hotel in course of completion here, was destroyed. by fire. The loss is estimated at $100,000 Sers tha Bigutu STOXtXA. Jlsi Imi Ytra Ha Hm Bo:rf1 4 (position should, of course, be inclosed by a frame of such a sort that its at tractiveness will.be enhanced and that an agreeable transition will be estab lished between it and its surronndings. Although the frame may in and for it self be beautiful. Its beauty must be kept distinctly subservient to the aes thetic value of the picture. In no event may it be positively ugly. If machine construction is necessarily involved, this must at least be made as unobjec tionable as possible. However, the frame should be produced in strict ac cordance with handicraft methods. A man never knows where to begin nor a woman where to quit. Humor is that quality which makes you able to turn the worst of. it Into something a little better. CM M (U) 1 () US Of tike ii Grade Tne Most Extensive a.rac! Exclusive Urine ii Richmond Royal Saisuma JTaparxeseW arc , Imported direct from Japan, and the sacred Curio Satsuma that is LINE ARE LARGE AND YOU S; COMPLETE. In addition to tb nese ware. r .near ?7 jaranteed ttfbe the Fade ,OUFr IMPORTATIONS approach to OF THIS Brass Novelties A complete line nothing more de American aficf Imported irable for Xoras presents. Electroliers Fancy Ware Our Special of S ard' i of A usury, now h erR in h c r -m tJe veryM li theJvc bfanjr, f-f. I Aiiines tlr OULD CHOOSE WH I LETHE STOCK IS speciailmportation, we carry other Japa- Brass Nov Hom Formerly a I line of elect everything ousehold necessity. We hnfond. A great variety in est. JSee the Romanesque Brass We hand in our s phoria the lat i Jp-ies for the carry the most eleqjnt styles and designsjlbut Electroliers. PiCKAKDl MONOGRAM :ry latest in fancy wares, and of the many wwyianTo be found re empnasize tne noyai uresacn i apestry gooas, ana ine Mm- imported direct from Austria. These two wares are not only nng in fancy ware goods, out tneir worKmansnip is most artistic. ' rrfrtshing Chtetlute is in a Pick ard Mtntgram Cup1 PICKARD HAND PAINTED CHINA The Standard far Quality the World Over I idard Goods include the famous Roger Bros. 1847 Silverware, Elegant hand-painted China and Hawke's Celebrated Cut Glass. - Pick- Our Special Christmas Display is Not Surpassed for Beauty, Quality, Variety or Exclusiveness in Indiana. These marks on piecu of china are signs of artistic and original designing, harmonious coloring, and, above all, serviceability. GIVE US YOUR 0R0CR FOR SPECIAL PIECES MONOGRAM SETS ARC THE DELIGHT OF OUR PATRONS Ask for illustrated booklets. Headquarters for Best Jewelry 10 Main Street IRiclhirnoii&dU HaadL SHAVING ON TRAINS. Hot a Difficult Talk, Says a Man Who Haa Tried It. "There was a hurrah when some of the railroads started barber shops on their fast trains," said a traveling man. "The newspapers said that at last trav elers could hare the luxury of a shave whenever necessary and that no longer would we see unkempt men leaving the trains at the end of a long run. "Now, the barber shops on the fast trains are undoubtedly a blessing to men who are not ableUo shave them selves, but for my part I consider them far more dangerous than y the simple operation of shaving yourself, even when going at the rate of sixty miles an hour. "I always shave myself, and I do not use a safety razor, yet I would sooner scrape my chin with an unprotected blade while the train is going sixty or seventy miles an hour than let a bar ber on th same train lean over me with a sharp razor and perform the op eration. "The reason for this Is that when one holds the razor in one's own hand the razor moves with you if there should be a sudden jar or jolt. If you fall to ward the razor the razor falls away from you, as your arm is naturally out stretched to prevent you from striking a wall. "But suppose the barber is leaning over you as you sit in a chair and a sudden lurching of the train throws him against the chair. What chance have you in the chair to get away from the sharp blade coming in your direction? "I have shaved myself dozens of times on fast trains and slow trains, and I have never cut myself once. Yet a number of my acquaintances who have patronized the train barber shops have been compelled to wear court plaster during the remainder of the trip. "Up to a year or so ago I never shaved myself on a train, and I never saw any one else doing it. Then per haps because of the advent of safety razors it became a comparatively fa miliar sight to see a man shaving him self in the smoking room of the Pull man. "I have had traveling men seeing me shave for the first time express their surprise that I did not cut myself owing to the lurching of the train, and when I have explained to them how easily one can-shave on a train they have become Instant converts to the practice. Like all simple things, one does not realize how simple it is until one has tried It. "Another thing, it is Infinitely smoother shaving when tne train is go ing fast than when making only twenty-five or thirty miles an hour. The curves and the jolts seem more severe on a slow train. The steady motion of a swiftly moving train is more con ducive to security and comfort than any slow train." Washington Post. She I hope the opera didn't bore you. lie Oh, dear.no! You talked so en tertainingly all evening that the music didn't bother me a bit. Philadelphia Press. Of W ide Application. First Little Boy Let's play thug. Second Little Boy All right. I'll be the thug. First Little Boy No; you be the bloke that gets it behind the ear. I'll be the thug. ' Second Little Boy Then I guess I'll be the p'liceman. First Little Boy You'd better go home, then, fur ther ain't no p'liceman in this thug game. Oakland Herald. ANIMAL LIFE. Too much sugar ruins a canary's voice. The Mexican lapdog Is the smallest member of the dog family. The leech has three Jaws, each, fitted with eighty to ninety teeth. There are sixty-five species of bam ming birds enumerated by oraltlioio gists. .. . i Hardly Satisfactory Reference. "That beauty doctor was so mad with Cholly Blanker for the recom mendation he tried to give that he was going t? sue poor Cholly." "What did Cholly say?" "Told Miss Passe If she wanted Information about how to treat her face to go to this specialist; he could give her some wrinkles." Balti more American. Play las Safe. Policeman Say, Pat, why Is it I see ypu on the street so frequently of late? Pat Faith, an it's mesilf thot do be afraid t sthay at home. Policeman Why? Pat Oi'm afraid Oi'll be arristed fer Ioiterin, b'gorry. Puck. Mavklng- Ready. He When I threw myself on my knees just now did jrou think I was going to propose? She No; I only thought you were feeling the ground. Young's Magazine. And Get the Seat. To circuihvent poor weary men A woman uses "tact." That word describes her conduct when The trolley car Is packed. BufraloJSxpraa. The Palladium gives week for the best plec ped off to it. Use artificial gai dollar each news tip it light and heat 10-tf AN ALARMING SITUATION frequently results from neglect of clogged bowels and torpid liver, until constipation becomes chronic. Thi3 condition Is unknovrn to those who use Dr. King's New Life Pills; the best and gentlest regulators of Stom ach and Bowels. Guaranteed by A G. Luken & Co., druggist. Price 25c. A. J. tendins McKinney is in Chicago at the International, Stock show. The Extravaganaa Friday Evening, Dec. 7, and Saturdrr Afternoon and Evening, Dec The Most E'aborately Staged anArtistically Presented Home Talent Operatic Production evr witnessed. One hundred and fifty people, Beautiful tostumes, Baitching Music. Read the cast: Glue Pot, toyman ...A. . Dowell King Katy I . Josephine Cates Angelica .. ... ... , .T. ... Marie Kauffman Topsy .. .. i.. Ramsey Poundstone Prince Carmel.. ... ............ ... ... Raymond Nicholson Sergeant Bon-Bon.. . Dean Jacques Sylvaniae .. .. Juliet Swayne Sand Man R. W. Stlmpson Man in the Moon Frank I. Braffett Prices 50 and 75 cents. Get seats at Westcott Pharmacy. The New Phillips Vaudeville Th G. MURRAY, LESSEE AND MAN AGER. WEEK OF DEC. 3', 3 and 8:15 p Saturday 3, 7:45 and 9:15 p. m. B, Overture, Miss Grace Miller. MILLS and LEWIS, German Comedians, Late Stars of Weber and Field's Successes. C ILLUSTRATED SONGS, Cal. Lankert. D. NOVELTY ACT. G. PI Tfc? IFjIIday." Reward." Turkey. Special matinee eacn Saturday; children 5 cents. AU other matinee 10c, except to children under 5 years. Souvenirs Wednesday inatlnee. a, . . A ind her M bVck Bed m mw ILOSOPE "StrVrg -LEONARD andASHEDO, Singing and Uffincinf F. MLLE CARD NO, ieautiful performing "a, Nip and Tuck. HAYS BROS.' SsTHEATR FOR LADIES AND CHILDREN. 9 South Seventh St. PROGRAM FOR THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SHuRDAY, DECEMBER 6, 7 and G The Ill-Rewarded Coniurer. Behlnoi Louie Fuller in her Serpentine Dance. ILLUSTRATED SONG, "Good Old U. S. A" the cenes. The Deserter. CONTINUOUS SHOW. 03w ruD O. D. BULLERDICK. . i J Dealer in .all kinds , of Hard and Soft float. Orders promptly fillec Office: Bullcrdick'c cannery. PHONE 1235. S. Fifth Street. ft u y wf.