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EIGHTH YEAR, NO. 88.
I MAN FOUND DEAD
[ IN BATHTUB IN
' PASADENA
SUICIDE AT FIRST SUSPECTED IN
CASE OF H. T. LEWIB, BUT IN
VESTIGATION EBTABLIBHES
THAT DEATH WAS NATURAL.
Harry J. Lewis. a traveling sales
man for the Royal Garment Cos., Manu
facturers of clothing, was found dead
In his apartments on the second floor
of the fashionable Pasadena, Jeffer
son-ave. and Dubois-st.. altout 11
o’clock Friday morning. Indications
< at first pointed to suicide, but a thor
ough Investigation by Coroner Bennett
failed to unearth any Information that
would bear out such a theory. Mr.
Lewis had suffered from stomach
trouble, which affected his heart, ac
cording to Dr. F. J. W. McGuire, the
family physician, and in a letter to
Mrs. Lewis, found in his apartments,
he speaks of being subject to dixzy
spells.
Mr. Lewis’ body was discovered by
Bert Connolly, an office boy in the
Pasadena, who noticed that the lights
L in Mr. Lewis* apartments had been
burning for two or three days. He no
tified the manager, Mrs. Beaufalt, and
was instructed to visit Mrs. Lewis’
, apartments and if he found Mr. Lewis
out, as was supposed, to turn the
lights off.
The first thing to attract the boy’s
notice on entering the rooms was a
bare foot hanging over the tub in the
bathroom. On closer inspection he
found the body of Mr. Lewis, entirely
nude, lying, back downwards, in the
tub, which was partially filled with
water, though it did not reach his
mouth or nostrils,
A wet towel covered the dead man’s
face, and It was this fact that led to
the suspicion of suicide. It was sup
posed that the towel had been satur
ated with chloroform, but this proved
to be a groundless supposition. From
a careful examination of the premises
’ it was quite evident that Mr. Lewis
had Just finished his bath and was
drying himself when seized with one
of his dizzy spells, Incident to his heart
trouble, and toppled over backwards.
The letter found In the apartments
would Indicate that Mr. Lewis’ death
occurred Tuesday night. He had
written the letter to his wife, who
has been visiting her daughter, Mrs.
William F. Morley, in New York, since
before the holidays, and had left it
open so that he could add a postscript
In esse he should receive a letter from
k Mrs. Lewis in the morning. He bids
her an affectionate good-bye and says
that he is about to take his bath. His
heath probably followed a few mo
menta later.
The missive to his wife dispels all
probability of suicide. It Is In an ex
ceptionally and affectionate vein and
In It he looks forward with pleasure
to Joining Mrs. Lewis In New York In
a few days and accompanying her
home.
k “Walt until I can show you around
New York myself,” he writes.
Mr. Lewis was about 52 years old.
He was formerly a large cigar manu
facturer in Minneapolis, but retired
from the business some time ago.
mayobTexperts
QUIT OM OFFICE
WORK OF PROBING NOT FINISH
ED AND NO EXPLANATION
IS GIVEN.
- Mayor Thompson’s Investigators
have been withdrawn from the D. P.
W. offices. No explanation is given
eff their cessation of work.
Two of the accountants were in the
storage yards of the department of
public works for a brief period, Thurs
day, and again Friday morning for a
short Ume.
The sudden stopping of the investi
gation work caused some comment as
to whether a report would be made
immediately or whether the slacken
ing was due to the Imminence of a
deficit in the investigation fund. No
explanation was vouchsafed anywhere.
"Mr. Hawkins has not asked for
any of his money yet,” said Deputy
Controller Nagel. “We cannot tell
wbat the bill amounts to.**
“The Investigators have not yet
gone to the bottom of anything in
the D. P. W.,” said one of the officials
of that department "They have skim
med through the sidewalk division,
pay roll division, permit division and
other divisions, but have not finished
with any.”
LEOGTOOf..
.AN ARMEO CAMP
IJCXINOTON, Ky., Jan. 10—The
city Is an armed camp,; Men are on
guard itk the neighborhood of the to
< bacco warehouses and two loaded Gat
ling guns command the approaches
from either direction. There has been
no trouble, however, and it is believed
It will be Impossible for a body of
armed men to get to the warehouses.
WOMAN PALLS OR JUMPS
IN FRONT OF TRAIN
NBW YORK. Jan. 10—Mm. H O.
Bohme, wife of one of the partners in
the wholesale firm of that name, fell
or Jumped In front of an Inbound
Lackawanna train at Rosedale, N. J..
this afternoon an H was Instantly
MUeft.
®ro Ipjelfflif®/itti£S
SEVEN KILLED IN f.
TRAIN CRASH
NEARJDBILE
PASBENGER AND FREIGHT MEET
HEAD-ON WHILE ON TRESTLE
AT VINEGAR BEND, ALA^—ENGI
NEER FATALLY INJURED.
t V ‘
MOBILE. Jan. 10. —Seven persons
were instantly killed and a number in
jured, one fatally. In a head-on col
lision between a westbound passen
ger and an extra freight train on the
Alabama & Mississippi railroad, 12
miles west of Vinegar Bend, 40 miles
from Mobile, today.
The two trains met on a trestle over
a ravine which formed part of & sharp
curve.
Engineer Marks, of the passenger
train, was caught under his engine and
fatally injured.
The engineer of the freight escaped
by Jumping as did the two firemen.
A relief train loaded with physicians
and wrecking hands has been sent to
the scene.
SCOTfMCTEO
OF MURDER ONCE
BEjIE
ARRESTED IN CONNECTED WITH
DEATH OF VESBEL CAPTAIN IN
PORT HURON—POLICE CON
TINUE TO BWEAT HIM.
Some interesting side lights on the
career of Daniel Scott, held on sus
picion of tho tnurder of Mrs. Cornelia
Welch in her rooms at No. 78 Con
gross-st. east, Monday night, were
made public by Chief of Defectives
McDonnell, Friday morning. The facts
are Interesting as tending to show the
brutal character of the man under ar
rest.
“We have learned that Scott was ar
rested on suspicion of being implicated
in the murder of a vessel captain In
Port Huron tome two ptara ago,” said
the captain. "The body was found in
the Black river and it was evident the
man bad been robbed. The Port Hu
ron authorities held ffcott several days
but could not get any evidence on
which to prosecute him. Instead of
turning him loose, however, they sent
him to the Detroit house of correction
for 60 days.
“Scott is Just such a man as would
do a job like the killing of Mrs.
Welch. He has beaten Lizzie Rum
say, the woman he has been living
with for weeks past, time and again,
and has beaten her most shamefully.
She herself has told pa that, aud we
have the names of several persons who
have seen nlm beat her. So we are
not through with Scott yet by any
means.”
Scott was again sweated Friday
morning, after which be was returned
to his cell. Lizzie Rumsay Is still de
tained as a witness, but all the other
suspects gathered in immediately af
ter the finding of Mrs. Welch’B body
have been discharged.
The funeral of Mrs. Welch, the mur
der victim, was held from Geist Bros,
undertaking rooms on Macomb at. Fri
day morning. The Rev. Edward Col
lins officiated at the request of Mrs.
Welch’s son, John Post, of Montpelier,
O. The only mourners were the son
and his wife, and they alone followed
the body to the grave in Woodmere
cemetery, where Mrs. Welch was laid
to rest beklde her husband.
MAT VBTETDDAT
DNJITIATIVE
MANY SPEECHES MUBT BE SHUT
OFF, IF QUEBTION IS TO BE
DECIDED.
(From a Special Correspondent.)
LANSING, Mich., Jan. 10. —Before
the initiative fight started today, Delo
gate Burt attempted to secure the ap>
polntment of a committee, two from
each side, for fixing the voting hour
not later than 8 o’clock tonight, as ho
wanted the matter settled this week,
but when Thomas asked for 10 com
mitteemen to formulate a comprom
ise, the whole matter was promptly
tabled and the debate continued.
Delegate Gore made one of the
best speeches yet delivered, but It was
squarely against the proposal. He held
up the scarecrow of Socialism. Includ
ing the destruction of our present
form of fovernmenL
Many speeches must be shut off, If a
vote is reached today,
MORE HEADS TO FALL
IN COUNTY BUILDING
.... ......
Asa result of decision of the
board of county auditors and the ways
and means committee of the board of
supervisors to reduce expenses, which
was announced several months ago. a
general shift will be made In county
i building employes, and Thomas Cork
oran and Joseph Gillespie, of the jan
itors’ fares, will find themselves with
out a Job on Jan. 15. Their places will
be taken by' Charles Gefschow, at
present custodian of the stock room,
and Henry Schiller, entry clerk on
the fourth floor. James McCloy. engi
neer of file certnfr ftf? WTT? also be
[iftfMt
THAW JURY BOX IS
FILLED FDR THE
ME
NEARLY ALL THE TALESMEN ARE
MARRIED— PRIBONER DISCARDS
PORTFOLIO FOR TIN BOX—MISS
SIMONTON TO FULFILL THREAT
THK BWOKN JURY.
Oil AS. a. CIKKMMULS. notary and
ship broker.
ARTHUR R. NAKTHINO. baker.
GKO. \V‘. CARY, dry goods merchant.
GKO. C. RITPPRECHT, salesman.
JOHN H. HOLHKRT, merchant.
DAVID A. ARROWSMITH. JR, pres
ident of a carpet cleaning company.
WM. F. DOOLITTLE. clerk
WM kcHUOH. clerk.
FREDERICK J. HOWELL vice-pres
ident of a company.
WM. UURCK, assistant secretary
Bowery branch Y. M. C. A.
NEW YORK, Jan. 10.—Tho Thaw
trial was resumed at 10:30 this morn
ing.
Josiah Thaw, accompanied by Mrs.'
Evelyn Thaw, took his seat in the
family row, aa Harry K. Thaw came
through the railed enclosure to the
counsel table.
Seventy-five members of the new
pane] of 100 answered the call of
Clerk Penney. The usual fine of 6250
was levied on the 25 who failed to
answer to their names.
"The court orders another panel of
100 men to report tomorrow morning,”
announced Justice Dowling when
court opened. Tomorrow’s panel will
be the sixth one ordered for the Thaw
trial.
In order to hurry the trial the court
has decided to hold sessions from 10
a. m. to 6 p. m., with the hour from
1 to 2 p. m. for recess—that is when
the taking of evidence begins.
William Livingstone, the first tales
man called today, had a fixed opinion
and was excused. The second tales
man, Ernest Tschautre, Jr., an artist,
was also allowed to go.
Mrs. Evelyn Thaw was dressed in
the same blue gown with violet topped
hat that she wore during the last few
days. Shf chatted with Josiah Thaw
and showed him several letters which
had been passed to her by her hus
band.
Thaw Carries Tin Box.
In place of the red portfolio that be
has been carrying to court, Harry
Tbaw had a large tin box —the sort
uaed by cashiers.
Clayton R. Olena, a public account
ant, the next man called, suited the
Rfople, *nd Littleton, after examina
tion, accepted him. Garvan then chal
lenged peremptorily.
William McHugh, a clerk, proved
acceptable to the state. He said he
(Cnttsard from Page Eleven.)
“TAFT¥IIBST
ballot; says
RUOSEVELT
PRESIDENT CERTAIN THAT SEC
RETARY OF WAR WILL GET
MORE THAN 600 VOTES AT CHI
CAGO CONVENTION.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10.—Secretary
of War Taft will get more than 600
votes on the first ballot at the Chicago
convention and will therefore be nom
inated without any fight. This la the
prediction made by the president to
one of bis visitors today, and he pro
duced sufficient proof to convince the
latter that he was certain of his
ground.
The president told his friend that
he has had very little doubt of the war
secretary's nomination for several
weeks.
The secretary wjll have a conference
with the officials of the Philippine
Railroad Cos. concerning the affairs of
that road. „
TAFT BILLED FOR A
HOT SPEECH TONIGHT
NEW YORK, Jan. 10.—Secretary
Taft will deliver an address tonight at
Copper Union. It is expected this will
be one of the most important speeches
delivered by the secretary during his
campaign for the presidential nomina
tion. The labor question la expected
to be dealt with at much length.
mlMction
ORDERJO STAND
JUSTICE GOULD REFUSES TO
MODIFY RULING . AGAINST
1 FEDERATION OF LABOR.
WASHINGTON, Jan 10—Justice
[ Gould today refused to modify his in
junction order against the American
Federation of Labor, which has been
prohibited from Interfering with the
business of the Buck Stova ft Range
Cos., of St. Louis. Counsel for the
federation appeared before Justice
Gould and argued a motion, asking
1 that a modification be made.
Justice oould refused To entertain
the motion, and the Injunction order
will stand aa originally«, drawn by
cotinsel for the stove company.
Q«* rear l».M» M®i«n «r Rcatvli*.
—Jail fHallrm Do no Right. Tlwm
Prtetlag C«, It John k it Phone li?k,
f :day, January 10. iros.
THOU. E. ROBINSON
FOUND DEAD; CAS
TURNED DN
BODY OF PROMINENT BUBINESS
MAN DISCOVERED IN OFFICE
WITH INDICATIONS POINTING
STRONGLY TO SUICIDE.
Thomas E. Robinson, president of
the French Hilica Sand Cos., and a de
partment commander of tho l. O. O.
F.. was found dead in the suite of
offices occupied Jointly by Attorney
John W. Good son and himself, on the
second floor at No. 23 Lafayette boule
vard, shortly before 7 o’clock Friday
morning, with every indication that
he had committed suicldo by inhaling
gas.
The body lay across a corner in
one of the offices used by Mr. Good
son. Near his head lay the end of
a long piece of flexible tubing, which
had been disconnected from a small
gas heater near by, and from which
the gas was pouring In great quan
tities. His head rested on a towel,
which Mr. Robinson evidently had in
tended for a pillow. ■ He was fully
dressed, and had not even removed
bis er&venetle, rubbers or bat.
The discovery was made by Mrs.
Agnes Smith, the janltress. As she
opened the door leading to the offices
to straighten them up, as was her
morning custom, she was almost over
powered by the poisonous gas fumes
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Caatollaao, whom Mmr, Gould dl
vorcod, had aa altercation recently
with Prince do Hollo do Sagaa. la
which ho rhaatlaod tho lattor. It la
reportod from Parla that Mme. Gould
tenderly droaaod tho prince’* wounda
and tlia talk of a marriage for tho
fatnro la rovlvod.
which had penetrated Into every cor
ner of the suite. She hastily threw
open the windows ams finally located
the source of the escaping gas In the
heater supply pipe, the stop of which
was wide open. Turning it off she
summoned Dr. C. W. Mead, who oc
cupies an adjoining suite, 'both for
residence and business purposes.
Dr. Mead, who Is a close friend of
the was greatly shocked
when he discovered who his patient
was. He made every effort to revive
Mr. Robinson, but the latter was be
yond aid. Death must have ensued
very recently, however, for the flesh
In the region of the heart was still
warm. .*»
Coroner Parker was called and had
the body removed to the county
morgue. A thorough search of Mr.
Robinson's pockets failed to reveal
anything that would give any Inkling
as to the motive for the suicide, If
such It was. Only 29 cents In money
was found on him.
Mr. Robinson resided with hls wife
at No. 54 Palmer-ave. News of the
tragedy was broken to the widow by
Mr. (\oodson.
Attorney Goodson says that he and
Mr. Robinson left their offices together
about 5:45 Thursday evening to go to
| their respective homes. It Is thought
that Robinson returned to the offices
very late in the night, or possibly
early Friday morning. There is no
indication that he attempted td light
the stove.
The death of Mr. Robinson came ss
a great shock to his family. Tb*tr
first Intimation of the tragedy camo la
a telephone message from Mr. Good
aon early in the morning.
was at dinasr last night
and acted naturally,” said Edward
Robinson, hit son. “We noticed noth
ing to make us anticipate any such
occurrence. H® had no business losses
to make him despondent that we know
of, but he was not given to talking
to us about bis business.
"My mother believed that be had
gone to a lodge meeting and was not
worried at hii not coming home.”
The family consists of the widow
and two ions and a daughter. Mrs.
Robinson was prostrated with grl.’f
when she heard of her husband *
! death.
Mr. Goodson say* that when he talk
ed with Mr. Robinson Thursday even
ing, the latter appeared to be In per
fectly good spirits. He dlacuased a
couple of business deals that he was
about closing up and which were
greatly to his advantage, he said.
Conversation drifted to suicide, and
Mr. RobThaon Mid he mu Id not un
derstand a man taking hls life and
leaving thos® dependent upon him to
battle alone.
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LIEUT. HIZZARO
NDTJIVDBCED
POBITIVE PROOF OF THIS RE
CEIVED AT FT. WAYNE—SEC
OND WIFE CAN’T BEE HIM.
Owing to an error In the formal j
charges against LieuL R. F. Hazzard'
awaiting trial by court-martial at Fort.
Wayne, which necessitated the papers
being sent back to Washington, the i
trial of tho lieutenant will not begin
before next Tuesday or Wednesday, it j
Is now announced. Capt. Edward L.
of the Forty-second (’oast ,
Artillery, who will act as Lieut. Haz
zard's counsel, arrived at tne post
Thursday, and at once communicated
with his client.
The officers at the fort have t«-
ceived positive Information from Oak
land, Cal., that Lieut. Hazzard Is not
divorced from his first wife. In this
event bis marriage to Miss Massetb,
of Drßgoon-ave., a few days ago, la
wholly ifteg&l. In view of these revela
tions, the officers in charge of the
post have left orders at the hospital
not to permit Miss Masseth to see
Lieut. Hazzard in the future. The
lieutenant is under close guard.
THREE SCHOOLS ARE
CONDEMNED BY KIEFER
A report submitted ty Health Os
fleer Kelfer relative to the sanitary
conditions prevailing in the city
schools was 2he most stirring thing
about the board of education's session
Thursday night, and even that fail
ed to excite any animated discussion.
Dr. Kelfer practically condemned
, three schools, the Houghton. Custer
and Higgins, as unfit for use.
I Altogether it wax one of the moat
harmonious sessions that has been
I held In months, presumably because
the leaders of the anti-administration
faction were absent.
Dealing in l utures
&(pt Gambling , Says
5. *D. Supreme Court
PIERJIE, 8. D., Jam 10.—The su*
that dealing in futures is not gambling
, within the meaning of the- law. The
i decision was in the case of Ferdinand
iA- Hnliett r a membfir of the Mitmeitpo
illa chamber of commerce, against Pe-
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TREBILCOCKS 601 H
GUILTY; NEITHER
GETSJQIVORCE .
JUDGE MANDELL EXPRESSES RE
GRET THAT LAW WILL NOT
PERMIT THEIR SEPARATION
FILTHY TESTIMONY IN CASE.
Mr. aud Mrs. Elias D. Trebllcock,
whose sensational divorce suit oc
cupied the attention of Judge Mandell
for several weeks, are still busuaud
aud wife. Their case was Anally dis
posed of by the Judge Friday morn
ing, when both the bill and cross bill
were dismissed, in his opinion, which
Ailed more than a page of foolscap.
Judge Mandell did not mince words.
He suys in part:
“At the termination of the bearing
I was convinced that both charges
were amply sustained by the proofs
offered. The testimony was of a
Althy and revolting character, show
ing a most abhorrent condition of af
fairs. I have since the hearing been
convinced that tho marriage relations
between the unfortunate couple have
been so strained" by the misconduct
of both husband and wife that it Is
no longer endurable, and it would be
better for them as well as for the pub
lic morals if they could be separated.
I have been In hopes that some proper
voluntary arrangement as, to provision
for the wife and child might be male,
but It seems that this is lmpossible,
and nothing remains, for me nut
to consider the case in Its cold legal
aspect. As both parties have been
found to be guilty of wrong-doing as
charged In the bill and cross-bill. 1
am Obliged to And, under a well-es
tablished principle of Isw, that neith
er party Is entitled to relief, and both
I bill and cross-bill are dismissed."
The formal order of dismissal will
I not be signed until the husband pays
i up the back alimony.
The charges In the Trebllcock case
j were eitremely sensational. The huj-
I baud charged the wife with InAdel
-1 Ity, and he and a private detecMvc
told of the condition of affairs when
they broke Into the Trebllcock
late at night. Not only was the moth
jer involved, but their 16-year-old
daughter, Haiti, was brought Into the
I case The wife came back with
! charges equally «h shocking nnd
j named Miss Cora Burr, a music teach
• er. as the woman responsible for the
| breaking up of her home.
HORNET FLOTILLA AT
PERNAMBUCO. TARDY
WASHINGTON. Jan. 10.--The navy
department has received advices tbit
the torpedo boat Aotllla arrived at
Pernambuco. Brasil, today. Heavy
brad seas and bad weather caused a
(delay of two days.
Roosevelt to Reappoint Thomas.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 10.—The Ne
braska senators announced today that
. president Roosevelt had decided upon
the reappointment of <% Hmjamln T.
■ Tlhhum aa at Omaha. Nek
Sip Umlmi mt HtiUM.
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EDITION
ONE CENT
FLAMES LICK «P|
SIS],000; thieell
FIREME|_HBRT^|
BIG PLANT OF UNITED KNITTING |9
CO. COMPLETELY GUTTEI>-dS® I %
EMPLOYES ARE THROWN OUT S
' 'll
OF WORK. 1
FIREMEN INJURED. M
James Donnelly, eng.ne No. 1, 1
No. 337 Locust-st., severe scalp
wound. In St. Mary's hospital. J
Harry Traver, engine No. 3, No. .J| |
30 Buchanan-st., overcome •by 1
smoke and burned about the head. 1
In St. Mary’s hospital. 1
August Petersmarck, engine No. IH
2. No. 489 Twenty-third-et., over 1
come by smoke and burned about I
the face. In St. Mary's hospital.
Property valued at $150,000 was do- 1
atroyed and three firemen seriously la- 1 |
Jured Friday morning In a Are which. 'Jfl
completely gutted the four-story trick '| J
building ut Porter and Third-sts., oc- |
cupiej by the Forrester & Cheney J
Co.’s knitting plant, one of the chain w
of similar concerns owned by the |
TTnitt'd Knitting Ca, nnTiufaauTTf ftf‘73
knitted goods.
Two firemen, Harry Traver, of en- |
gine No. 3, residing at No. 30 Bn- I
chan an st., and August Petersmarck, of • .',5
engine No. 3. living at No. 489 Twenty- f
thlrd-st., was hemmed in by flame*,|
on the third floor, and narrowly ea- J
caped death. They entered the build- |
ing carrying a line of hose, and were
feeling their way through the blind
ing Bmoke when flames burst out be ~j
low them. Dropping the hose, they
fought their way through the fire to ,1
a window, and, unfortunately, struck-*\|
one which had no Are escape.
They called for help, and instantly an i
extension ladder wag run up. The
tnen had barely strength enough K"% |
roach the' ground, where both col- i
lapsed. They were hurried to St.
Mary’s hospital.
“I thought we were done for,” aaid J
Fireman Traver, Friday morning, aa
he lay groaning on hla cot In the hoa- j
pltal. “The flamea burat out below ua
everywhere, and there seemed to bo Sj
no way to escape. We made a dash M
In the direction we thought would lead J|
to a window*. We did And a window. J|
but there was no Are escape, and wo |
had to stand there with the flames ,3
creeping nearer all the time while |
a ladder was run up." ,1
. The men were badly burned about
the face, and their throats are raw |
(torn Inhaling smoke, but the attend*
lng physician believes they wtil rw j-i
cover. 3
The fireman Injured ia James
Donnelly, No. 337 Locust-st., who «M, .;a
painfully cut on the head when be ,i
fell from a ladder. He la also in Bt. |
Mary’s hospital.
The Are started shortly after 4 |
o’clock at the southeast corner ou |
the fourth floor. For more than m—i T-s
hour Watchman Jstdub Brown smelled
smoke, and searched every floor, but J
could And no Are. He was on tho
third floor, still searching, when the
flames burst out. He turned In an • J
alarm Immediately, but before the de« , j
partment could get a stream Into the 1
building, the flames had licked up the
great piles of wool, and were beyond
control. A general alarm was turne 1
In. and 10 engines were soon at work* |
but the building, which covers n half
block, was completely gutted. -
Two hundred and fifty persona,
mostly women and girls, are thrown J
out of employment, ant! these stood
about the ruins Friday morning, many |
in tears, and several on the verge of Ja
hysteria. *
The industry was one of the largest 'w
employers of women In the city, and
had been located at Third and Porter*
sts. for six years. It was previously. 1
located at Rowland and State-sia.
The fire played bob with the street - 1
car service on the weet side, and
thousands who use the Sherman, Bak
er Michigan and Trumbull lines were i
forced to walk from Tmmbull-ave. The
Sherman and Baker cam were switch
ed to Michigan at Trumbull-ave., and
the extra rush caused auch n conges
tion that cars were lined up for block*
wnttlng a chance to get. away.
The building was Insured for s3o.*
000, bflt the Insurance on the etock
cannot be ascertained until the safe Is
opened.
Suppressed Divoroe Suita. > %
Suppressed suits for divorce were
filed, Friday morning by Charles VS.
F.lizibetta D. Eberts, and Joeephine v*.
Petir Berreault
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