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And All Clean EIGHTH YEAR, NO. 93. MOTHER BELIEVED THRW INSANE WHENABOY ATTY. LITTLETON PRODUCZB LETTER FROM PARENT TO HAR RY'B TEACHER, PROF. BECK MOST IMPORTANT EVIDENCE. Mrs. Thaw's Letter To Professor Beck . Oct. 21, I*Bl. , Mr. Beck: pear Sir: Youri of yesterday Just re ceived. To attempt to describe how much disgust both It an*l Harry’s letters gave me. Is need leas. Can you hear with him a while longer? To yield to his wishes now (as he would think If sent home) might ruin him. I did not think him capable of such behavior and begin to fear that It may not all be bad ness and rebellion, but that his mind Is more or less unbalanced. Do you think there Is any dan ger of thats The uncle to whom I referred as having become weak-minded was, when a child, subject to just such outbreaking temper and therefore 1 cannot Help a hor'rTßle feeling of dread. Deal gently with him. If pos sible, for my sake, as well as his own. His father will be home on Thursday and can help to advise. I have written him Just now. How would It do to avbld notic ing him In any way for one day? I really do not know what to suggest. He Is so different from the other four children and ought to have been more close ly reared and trained. NEW YORK. Jan. 16.—The startling disclosures of Harry K. Thaw’s Insan ity from birth, which have marked the testimony of the defense, were re ported today to have thoroughly alarm ed Mrs. Evelyn NesbJt Thaw The young wife of Stanford White's slayer, it la said, had no intimation that this line of evidence was to be so sweep ing in its scope, nor did she know that the family skeleton was to be so ruthlessly bared. The story that Martin W. Littleton already has developed, contains, it is declared, revelations for hes. as well as the public and she is said to be (gr from satisfied by the position in which it pots her. Frigid Family Atmosphere. At a result, the relations between youif Mrs. Thaw and,(.he pvwbsrs of her husband's family have been frigid, •ren when compared with' the chilly friendliness which existed *at‘ the last trfi*» There has beep no coaveraation in the - Thaw “peW"' and a curt nod, when meeting in the court room has been all of the social interchange that has taken place. The latitude of the evidence has re vealed to Harry Thaw and his wife that, this plan was approved by his mother and the information of the in sanity taint in the Thaw and Copley families was given by her. In thus baring the family skeletons to public view, Bhe has sacrificed the pride -of her whole family. Having done this, she gave no heed to the wishes of the girl wife, and it is said that Evelyn did not even know that her husband was to be proved insane at the time of her marriage to him. Mr. Littleton prepared today to con tinue the testimony that will show the defendant hopelessly insane long before the tragedy at the Madison Square roof garden. August Weber, who acted as butler for Thaw In Washington in 190?, is ready to continue his evidence, telling Intimately of how his master raved and acted as a madman. One of the moat curious incidents showing the excesses into which the vagaries of a clouded mind led the young million aire, will be related on the stand today. . Two certified bills will be presented showing that when Evelyn Nesbit was recovering from an operation for ap pendicitis at Mine, De Mill's school at Fompton, N. J., Thaw sent her at one time 84 pounds of raw beefsteak as a delicacy for an Invalid’s appetite, and at another 74 pounds of beefsteak. The cost was $77 and some cents. Mrs. Wm, Thaw Arrivss Today. Mrs. Wm. Thaw, mother of Harry K. Thaw, will be In New York some time today, according to an announce ment made by Daniel O’Reilly, of Thaw’s counsel. Mr. O'Reilly said he had received word to this effect today. The announcement came aa a surprise because it was not thought that Mrs. Thaw had sufficiently recovered from her recent Illness to make the Journey from Pittsburg thus early. Harry Thaw appeared to be very (CmllsmS n RcvrKh BAREITWT ' THEATERJORBOR PICTURE MACHINE EXPLODES IN BT. CATHARINES—BOY WILL DIE. BT. CATHARINES, Ont., Jan. 16. Fire following the explosion of a mov ing picture machine occurred last evening In the Hippodrome here. The audience numbered about 60. princi pally .women and children, several of whom were painfully hurt by being trampled upon In a mad rush for the Street. ,Ix>rne McDermott, aged 15, was fa tally burned. The fire damage 15.54,- 000. Horae Company Increase Capital. Notice of an increase In the capltat •lock of" The Kolb-Gotfredson Horse <50., was filed with the county clerk Thursday morning. Under an agree ment of the stockholders the capital Is Increased from $60,000 to $124,000. and the Increase was paid by a aur fNhter of aR claims for dividends. 2P*troif JUDGE VICTOR J. DOWLING p. * E ' sl< k ' j., / £ l V i* i: i -v v *| V yT V \ He it presiding at the second trial, of Harry K. Thaw. PRINCE' MADE 800 = EAST RDNS= 1NJ907 FAITHFUL OLD AMBULANCE HORSE HAS BEEN “ON THE JOB” FOR TEN YEARS—HAB WONDERFUL INTELLIGENCE. Though he probably does not appre ciate the “glory” of it. “Prince,” the faithful ambulance horse owned by the Detroit Ambulance Cos., is given no little credit for the remarkable show ing made by the company in the an nual report just issued by Manager William H. Smith. “Prince” rose from obscurity, jo’ to speak. He came to Detroit with a carload of others back in the early 90’s, and became au ordinary draft horse. Top years ago he was pur chased by the old Boyd's Ambulance Cos., which sold out last January to the Detroit Ambulance concern; and al though the career of an ambulanco horse is ordinarily less than four years, old “Prince” is still on the Job, with no immediate prospect of being relegated to the green pastures. No body knows how old he Is. With “Prince's” aid, the Detroit Am bularoe Cos. made 3,200 runs during the past year. Os these, 800 were emergency runs, and the injured were distributed among all the Detroit hos pitals and the Hotel Dleu, Windsor. "Prince” takes credit for the majority of these fast calls. He is always on the alert. Whenever the telephone rings In the ambulance barn, “Prince” leaves his stall, removing the chain that bare the way with his teeth; and all that remains for the attendants to do is to buckle up the harness, i Once on the way, "Prince's” sole ob ject is to got there first. "Prince” knows from experience that street cars are a bad thing to bump into, j and whenever he approaches a car track he makes sure the way is clear before crossing. When he catches a glimpse of a crowd he knows that he is nearing his destination and he be gins to slide half a block away. In his stall "Prince” requires but little attention. When he wants a drink he turns on the penstock with hi* teeth and after he has drunk his fill, turns it. ofT again in the same manner. The Detroit Ambulance Cos. now op erates four ambulances, including three private and one emergency ’bus. ‘cottoTkih B’ IS BACK IN RIND NEW YORK, Jan. 16.—Daniel J. Sul ly. who engineered several years ago the moat gigantic cotton corner ever attempted, and who led the biggest bull market the exchange ever saw until he failed for something like $2,- 000,000, is reported to have entered the market again. The story is not confirmed, but is causing much com ment. Daniel J. Sully’s spectacular rise marks an interesting epoch in Wall st. Absolutely unknown in this great financial district he plunged at once into speculation with the assurance and intrepidity of a veteran, with the avowed purpose of controlling the cot ton of the country. In three months he raised the market value of the year's cotton crop more than $130,000,- 000, sending the price from 7 to 17 cents per pound. In time he was ruin ed by his opponents In the market. DESTRUCTIVE FIRE IN HASTINGS, N. Y. HASTINGS, N. Y., Jan. 16.—The worst fire that has occurred In this place in years, broke out this morn ing shortly before 10 o'clock In the enamelled wire department of the National Conduit A Cable Cos. The fire Is believed to have been caused by spontaneous combustion. The plant covers an area of more than a mile, and Is compoeed of 20 buildings, erect ed at a cost of |6,000,000. One hundred employes escaped unharmed from the building. The flames were rarried to the stora hous* building adjoining the enamel ling building and it was soon abiage. An oil tan)t exploded, injuring no one. The loss ha* not been ascertained. Lata chtM at lUrtrlA'a , SPURNED BY HIS RELATIVES, MAN 1 TAKESJJFE CHARLES GOLLA JUMPS IN FRONT OF TRAIN AFTER BEING TURN EO FROM HOME AT COMMAND OF DAUGHTER. Refused admittance to hla home af ter serving 16 dayo In tlie house of cor rection, Charlea Qolla, 44 yeara old, is believed to have deliberately thrown himself In front of a moving Lake Shore freight train on Dequlndre-st., between Leland-at. and Alexandrine ave., Wednesday night. Hit body was ground to pieces and strewn for some distance along the track. The gate man at the Leland-et. crossing says that from his shanty It looked as though Golla had caught hls foot in a frog, but the man’s actions Just pre vious to hls death, point to the suicide theory. Coroner Parker is investigat ing. Golla’s family lives at No. 44 St. Al bertus-pl. and consists of the mother and eight children, ranging In age from 18 yeara down to three yeara. The w-ldow called at the morgue Thursday morning to Identify the re mains and told the coroner that It had been a case of choosing between her husband and her eldest daughter, and she had chosen the latter. Golla, she said, had long refused to support the family and for the past sit months they had been separated. The eldest daughter had been supporting the household by working in a cigar fac tory, but only on the condition that her father be not allowed in the bouse. If he ever came back she would leave, she told her mother. When Golla came to the house Wed nesday night from the house of correc tion and demanded admittance he met with a frigid reception.’ The daughter stood ready to make good her threat If he were allowed to remain and Mrs. Golla promptly ordered him away. Ho walked to the car tracks and half an hour later his body lay In sections along the right of way. Witnesses to the tragedy say that, Just before the train reached him. Gol la suddenly leaped forward directly in the engine’s path. The engineer blew his whistle, but the warning was not heeded. An lnstgnt later Golla was under the wheels. HARRIMAN MOST TEU CffORT HIS NT. SECRETS JUSTICE HOUGH’B DECISION IN CASE THAT HAS BEEN PENDING FOR ALMOST A YEAR—U. P. EX CEPTED. NEW YORK, Jan, 16.—As a result of a decision handed down by Justice Hough, In the United States circuit court, E. H. llarriman will be conv pelled to appear before the interstate commerce commission and answer all questions put to him. save those relat ing to the purchase of Union Pacific stock in connection with the dividend of August L 1906. In the same order. Justice Hough directed that Otto H. Kuhn, of Kulin, liOeb A 00., do likewise. The action against Mr. Harrlman has been before the higher court for almost a year. It is believed Mr. Har rlman will be forced to reveal the secrets of his gigantic railway opera tions. CANAL!!" IN 8 TEARS, MTS TAFT WASHINGTON, Jan. 16—Secretary Taft told the senate committee on inter-oceanic canals today that the Panama canal would be finished In s i years from July 1. Mr. Taft thought congress in the next six years would have to appro priate $170,000,000 to the sums al ready made available and expended. GORMAN TO APPEAR FOR GLAZIER. FRIDAY LANSING, Mich., Jan. 16.—(Spe cial.) —Attorney Gorman will put in an appearance for Btate Treasurer Glazier, tomorrow, but the hearing will likely be continued. Martin Cavanaugh, of Ann Arbor, formerly personal attorney for Mr. Olaxler, has dropped , away from the case entirely, and has been succeeded by James 8. Gorman, former congressman, and a power in .Washtenaw county In the old Demo cratic days. BALLOON SAILS FROM PARIS TO VERDUN PARIS, Jan. 16.—The dirigible bal loon. Vllle de Paris, has Anally, after sereral attempts, succeeded In sailing from Paris to Verdun. The distance is 148 miles. Meteorologists promising yesterday that a favorable wind was likely to hold, the start was made from Paris, Commandant Bottieau. Pilot Kapferer and Mechanician Paulhan formed the crew. ■ ■ ■ *r*— Try It and be convinced. The best liquid strength-gIYOT fpr Invalids Is fttroh's Malt Bstraet. Phone Main IIS for a dozen bottles. Also at druggiet* THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 1908. SHIPPING OF GREAT LAKES HELD UP . .BY THROAT PRESIDENT LIVINGSTONE. OF LAKE CARRIERS, BCORES GOV ERNMENT FOR DELAY IN WIOENING 800 CHANNEL. President William Livingstone, of | Detroit, called the Lake Carriers' an -1 uual meeting to order In the con jvention hall of the Pontchartrain shortly after 10 o’clock Thursday morning. The business of the open | ing session was purely formal, the time until noon being almost entire ilv consumed in the reading of re | ports. After the reports were finished, Mr. Livingstone told at some length of bis personal endeavors to solve the difficulties arising from the contend ing Interests of the ship-owners and power companies at Sault Ste. Marie. The president's report goes in de tail, into the condition of the ship ping trade for the year. He discusses improvements needed as aids to nav igation. The delays in widening the 800 channel above the locks were criticised severely. In 1906 the gov ernment appropriated $1,328,00 for the purpose of aiding navigation here, but of this only $179,000 has been spent. The halting over trifling technicali ties was not laid to the engineering department but rather to the Judi ciary. Practically 76 per cent of the ship ping of the Great Lakes has been held up by the throat,” said Mr. Liv ingstone. “No problem in the his tory of the Lake Carriers has been so vexatious. Needless obstructions have been allowed to retard progress.” A letter from Col. C. ET. L. B. Davis, was read, showing that the engineer ing department has done its best to help the cause of navigation. In this connection Mk. IJvingstone paid a fine tribute to Col. Davis and noted with regret that that officer retires Feb. 16. "During the year 1907, the people of the country were saved $112,000,000* by the low freights cm the lakes," was another of * President. Livingstone’s striking remarks. He based this statement on a calculation of the dif ference in marine and railroad freight rates and the amount of the traffic. The future of the shipping trade was given as moderately bright., no labor troubles or other disturbances being expected. Harvey D. Goulder, of Cleveland, made a sharp and pointed talk in re gard to the demands of the Chicago interests, which want to make the Chicago drainage canal a ship canal. The Lake Carriers are willing to let Chicago take every gallon of water needed for drainage but must strong ly oppose a project that would draw so much water from the lakes as to lower harbor levels and cripple the great lake trade. KNIFE WELDERS SET LOJTC TERMS PAIR WHO BLASHED PEOPLE IN HAMTRAMCK BALOON BENT UP FROM 5 TO 15 YEARS. John Huber and Emil Flurie, con victed several weeks ago of a mur derous assault with knives on a num ber of men In George Helnta’s saloon In Hamtramck, one Sunday last June, were sentenced by Judge Rohnert. Thursday morning, to from five to 15 years In Jackson prison. Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Robison. who had charge of the case for the people, handled It with great skill. FIND LAST a BODIES IN PARKER BUILDING NEW YORK. Jan. 16—Ths body of George A. O’Connor, of engine Cos. No. 71, one of the three firemen killed In the fire of the Parker building early Saturday morning, was found today by laborers clearing gway the debris. The body of John Fallon, of engine Cos. No. 3, was found in the debris a short time afterward. All the firemen have now been accounted for. THE WSATHBH | Detroit aad vlrlaltyi Taaraday at«bt nad Friday, partly elondy, allpbtly raider| freak weeterly wlada becaalM variable. Lower Mlrblaaat Oeaerally fair te rlekt aad Frldayi allabtly raider la (hr aoatb part lea tealabti freob weeterly wlada beromlaa variable. HOURLY TRMPBRATURBI. « a. m U II) a. a I«l T a. m SM» 11 a. m 17 Na. m lb IS aoea la • a. m IT 1 a. m SO Oaa year a«o todavi Nailmam tern* pr rat tire, SS| mlalotom, W| laraa. 3t| precipitation, a trare of aaewi weath er. cloady. / The aaa reaa at ai97 a. at., aad Mia at 4tSM i< m. \% RATHFR CONDITIONS. Tbe atora area baa moved late tbe middle St. Law re are valley. Tbe pree aare baa larreaaed decidedly ever tbe apper lake realea aad tbe eeatral val leya, aad la a*a!o deereeata* ever tbe aertbweat. Teb blab area la eeatral ever Wyoming aad e*trade eaat aad eeatbeaat te tbe Mleelatppl valley. Aa etber lew area appeere tbla awalag la tbe r a aad tea aertbweat, aad la aevea* llbaled by rleady weather aad rlelap tempo rat are. Tbe teat aerate re baa fai lea ever tbe middle Reeky maaatala •lope aad eaatward late tbe Wtaataatppt valley. It baa aloe fallea from IS te St depreee ever tbe apper Mlaetaotppl valley aad apper lake regtaa. Aad It baa rleea ever tbe eaat era pals. tbe Atlaatle eoaat atatea, pad St. Lawrence valley. Rata aad aeme new la report ed ever tbe Teaaeaaee valley aad a I moderate aaawfatl la reported ever tbe lake rep lea. tbe Okie aad Nt. lew reaee valleya. Partly elendy la foreeeet for this aee tlea tonight aad Friday wttb •lightly I colder toatgbt. Tbe wlada will bv freob weeterly baceanlap variable. OBEY LIQUOR LAWS OR GET OUT OF BUSINESS THIS 18 SLOGAN OF MODEL LI CENSE LEAGUE, BRANCH OF WHICH IS BEING FORMED IN DE TROIT, TODAY. T. M. Gilmore, organiter of the Mod el License league, has begun his mis sionary work among Detroit saloon ists aud wholesale liquor men and brewers. Headquarters were estab lished Thursday morning in the Cad illac and a meeting scheduled for 2 o’clock in the assembly hall to which all liquor men were invited. The purpose of the Model License league is reform of the liquor trade from the inside; efforts to put into ef fect license laws that will encourage salooniats to run orderly places and cut away from all the abuses that have caused opposition to the trade. ‘'On Tuesday the first liquor license law on this basis was introduced in the Kentucky * legislature,” said Mr. Gilmore. "We have hopes of its pass age there. It will not affect the pro hibition counties of the state, but will regulate the saloon business in those towns where liquor is sold. It is in the interest of the law-abiding, respectable saloonist and is modeled somewhat af ted the Canadian plan. "Although this reform movement is but 60 days old, our league is already established in 12 states and is daily growing stronger. There are 260,000 men Interested in the liquor trade as principals retailers. wholesalers, brewers, distillers—beside their help ers. We want them all with us or at least all the better class. "Every man present in the meeting in Toledo, Wednesday joined. We do not intend to introduce this law in Michigan or Ohio now, as these states have tax laws instead of license laws. But we want them with us In this re form movement. "By the model license law we en dorse, a saloonist would have a right to continue in business as long as he ran an orderly, law-abiding place. But as soon as he had been convicted of violating the laws twice, the license would be forfeited. No man could take his license away but himself. Such a law should encourage a clean business and respect for the law^* THEFT CHARGED • ■ ■” ' I ' i / *** TO HOUSEKEEPER . • ARREST OF MRS. ANNA J. MIDDLE TON 18 INTERESTING SE QUEL TO DIVORCE SUIT. An Interesting sequel to what is said to have been a rather spicy di vorce suit was the arrest, Wednesday afternoon,, of Mrs. Anna J. Middle ton, of No. 267 Mlchigan-ave., on a charge of larceny preferred by Ira E. Moynes, a carpenter at No. 138 Cass-st., and who makes his home at the Michigan-ave. address. Mrs. Middleton, according to the polico, figured as the co-respondent in a di vorce suit started by the wife of Moynes, and the decree of the circuit court prohibited Moynes from re marrying for two years on Mrs. Mid dleton’s account, it is said. Since the dicorce was granted Mrß. Middle ton has been acting as Moyne’s house keeper, but lately they have bed a falling out, so it Is reported. At all events Moynes charges that his housekeeper has taken a watch, several sofa pillows and a quantity of canned fruit belonging to him, all to the value of? 25. Mrs. Middleton. *m the other hand, declares that the ar ticles were given to her by Moynes In lieu of wages. ATTORNEY WANTS GUTH j WARRANT WITHDRAWN - i , Attorney John J. Walsh, represent ing Fred Guth, made a motion in Jus tice Stein’s court, Thursday morning, to quash the proceedings now pending against Guth in the police court for his attack on Mrs. Oeorge Reinhardt and to have Guth turned over to the probate court. He represented that Guth was clearly Insane and that, un der these circumstances, the court had no right to fake cognizance of a crim inal warrant. Justice Stein refused to hear the motion in the absence of the prosecuting attorney. Mr. Walsh will probably renew his request later. PUBLICATION IN A DIVORCE INSUFFICIENT NEW YORK. Jan. I«.—The court of appeals has decided that a divorce giv en In Michigan when one party is a resident of New York and Is served only by publication, is not legal in New York state. The case will go to the United States supreme court. The specific case was that of Benja min F. Olmstead, who married Sara Louis Welch without obtaining a di vorce from his first wife. Mary Jane Olrostead. They went to live in Michi gan. where Olmstead secured a dtvbrro from his former wife, his summons be ing served only by publication. Hla Michigan children have been excluded from sharing in their father's estate. ftafcy Frederick Siegel Dies. Baby Frederick, the only child of Mr and Mrs. Benjamin Siegel, of No. 62 Delaware-ave., died Wednesday evening at 6 o'clock In the home, aged two years and nine months. The child had been strong since it was an Infant. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the residence, tlie services to be con ducted by Dr. Alexander, of Toledo. Mr. Blegel Is president and treasurer of the B. Siegel Cos. store at Nos. 169-1S Woodward ave . and the doors will be closed until after t£e John Redmond Again Irisb Party’s Leader In British Parliament Thin i« a likeness of John Redmond, who has Just been re-elected as the leader of the Irish party’s forces in parliament. STATE BREWERS IN SECRET MEETING £ IN jjtp GATHER QUIETLY IN HARMONIE HALL TO DISCUSS EXISTING CONDITIONS AND THREATENED ACTION BY CON-CON. Nearly every brewery in Michigan was represented at a very quiet meet ing behind closed and carefully guard ed Qoors In Harmonle hall, Wednes day afternoon. While nothing can be learned defi nitely as to the real object of the meet ing, it is stated tha. present anti salcon wave over the .country was the subject of discussion and that the some plan of action as bad been taken in other states was decided up on. The beer manufacturers reallzo that it is not so much the saloon in gen eral that is responsible for present day sentiment as it is the character of certain saloons and tho business methods of certain saloonkeepers. In other words, the brewers are mindful of an undesirable element among the dispensers of the goods they make and action is said to have been taken looking to the elimination of that class. This \he brewers will be able to *£Bb&ottih, It ia suggested, through refusing to come forward for them at license time and by dropping those undesirable saloon men who are now able to exist through credit extended them. It is also reported (hat action taken at the meeting will have the result of removing saloons from certain sec tions of Detroit's residence district where there Is a sentiment against their presence. The word was passed along the Hue from the brewers some weeks ago urging the saloon men to keep with in the strict letter of the law. Possible action by the constitutional convention was also the subject of discussion, but as to what steps were decided upon in this connection, fur ther than taking the above means of putting the liquor interests in a bet ter light, only the brewers know. Brewers were present from Orand Rapids, Saginaw. Port Huron, Hougn ton, Jackson, Adrian and Owosso. ACCIDENTS CAUSE DEATH OH AAEN JOHN RINCA AND JOSEPH KOLH FATALLY INJURED ON BOAT IN ECORBE. Two accident*, occurring on»the same boat within a few hours of each other, have resulted In the death of two em ployes of the Great lAkes Engineer- Ing works In Ecoree. John Rlnpa, a?ed 40. of No. 6 Peterson at., In the Eighteenth ward, died in the Solvay hospital Thursday morning as a result of a fractured skull sustained when he fell from a scaffold on the deck of a boat under construction into the coal bunkers. Wednesday afternoon. Rlnca was carrying a plank when he tripped over a board and fell headlong. He leaves a family. Joseph Kolh, a Hungarian who re sided on Home-st., in the Eighteenth ward, was the other victim. He was changing the hose connections for the air machines when, In jumping from one plank to another, his foot slipped and he plunged downward 40 feet. He died soon after his removal to fcoTvay hospital! He, too, sustained a frac tured skull. HEINZE PULLS BANK OUT OF ITS TROUBLE BUTTE. Mont.. Angus tus Holme, who owns 62 per cent of the stock of the State Bavlngs bank, which suspended a few months ago, haa turned oyer to State Bank Exam iner Collin* securities to cover Hhe debt he owes the bank. On Dec. 27 Judge Bourquln announc ed that If by Jan. 16 Mr. lleinie had deposited s2t*o,oOo in rash or market able securities to the credit of the bank, and M S. Largey. president of the bank, had deposited $75,000, he would give the hank until March 2. if necessary, to reopen, and not require liquidation. Largey has deposited the $76,000. all in cash, and the bank ts ex pected to resume business soon. iRK tOI! «.«»!%<* SOl'Tttr We have Imparted a beautiful Ue* of new spring hsts for southern wear, Ir- 1 eluding Milans. Hair ftraids and Chif fon hats. Murray A Eatbarly. Impart* •rs p/ Jt Urcadstay. LAST EDITION ONE CENT 40 CRAVE DIGGERS! BEGIN INTERMENTI AT ROTERJOWN LIST OF KNOWN DEAD HAS f REACHED 173; BUT PROBABLY/^ 200 LOST LIVES—TOWN RECOV- | ERINQ FROM SHOCK. BOYERTOWN, Pa., Jan. 16.—WttS three more bodies taken from tha . ruins of the Rhoades opera house and the death of three of the injured, tha total fatalities In the disaster now ?jj reaches 173. The dismembered por- ( tlons of bodies, which fill half a doxen sacks, ,*lll probably bring this number 1 up to 190—though Coroner Strausser j still adheres to his belief that 200 Uret J were lost In the half hour that the | panic lasted. About 80 bodies were Identified l amid heartrending scenes. Between | 50 and 75 will never be identified. With the first shock of the calamity 'i over, the borough Is slowly recovering ’ from its stupor. The citlxens’ commit tee appointed rook up the work Ot jj amelioration. A house to bouse etmr vass Is being made of the entire corn* munlty, so that by process of ellmina tlon a list of the lost may be made up. County to Help Bury Dead. At a mass meeting plans were form ulated for the future. A limited sum . of money is at the service of the com mittee, but much more will be needed. It is proposed, in all cases where the dead cannot be buried by their rela tives, to make the burials at the ex pense of the county. A plat of ground has been selected - In Fairvlew cemetery for this purpose. There a monument will be erected to the memory of the victims. A volunteer force of 40 grave digger# has been secured and the work of dig- * ging the graves began at dawn. Tag Bodies for idsntiflcatiofi. hong lines of black-garbed men and: women are filing through the two; morgues today. Over night the two l score of undertakers had done what* was possible to prepare the charred* bodies for identification. Each had been wound in unbleached linen, to which a tag was attached, giving the number of the body beside it Bear ing a duplicate tag, were the few ar* tides of wearing apparel, etc., that had bean recovered beside the body. Not more than a doxen bodies wtro recognlxable. The scenes aa friend# and relatives tried to Identify the hod* lea were unspeakably heartrending. Tottering old women with all life and hope swept from their faces; gray bearded men with tears rolling doth* their cheeks; sturdy grown men, man fully battling with their brief; sweet faced girls, children, led by the hand# of elders, wandered back and forth along the special lines of the dead, tearfully handling charred garments, turning over the gewgaws In their hands. Watches Still Ticking. Identifications are made slowly. Sev*’ on victims were saved from nameless graves by their watches, which strangely enough were still ticking when the bodies, from which all Ufa had long since departed, were taken from the ruins. The street cars from nearby towns, the outgoing trains, each carried long pine boxes; on the street corners more are to be seen. A striking coincidence Is that In thia, town of horror there should be four coffin factories. / , CORTELTOU HAS ;! DECLINED JOB - SECRETARY WON’T ACCEPT PRESIDENCY OF THE KNICK. ERBOCKER TRUST CO. NEW YORK, Jan. 1« Secretary of she Treasury Cortelyou will not ac cept the presidency of the Knicker bocker Trust Cos., which ha a been tendered him by Herbert 8. Satterlee, son-in-law of J. P. Morgan. 1 , Mr. Satterlec Is Bald to have mad* the offer to Mr. Cortelyou as the ac tive head of the depositors* reorgani zation committee of the Knickerbocker Trust Cos. The secretary of the treas ury did not. entertain It seriously. He told Mr. Satterlce that he would give a final answer within a short tlma. and that Anal answer was a negative one. expressed In emphatic terms USE PUBLIC FUNDS IN FELONY APPEALS LANSING, Mich., Jan. Is.—(Spe cial.)—The con-con delegates fought for two hours today over the rights of accused persons, and finally adopted a provision for their assistance from public funds for appeals, In felony cases. V ' Oak aad Mtfi* Flo#rlMt. Reatrtefe* I Renewals ; i_ > To R F. D Subscribers : • Pleas* notice the name tab oa » thta issue If It reeds -Jan. *or* * your subscription will expire thta ' month. The tab glvaa thd a*aet ' day. 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