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Best Business. Part of
the City Completely
Militia Is Doing Patrol Duty Keeping
Back the Crowds and Preventing
Thievery - Thousands of People
Packed the Flooded Street, Many of
Them FPalling on the Ioe Covered
Pavement and Thus Being Trampled
on and Seriously Injured.
(By Associated Press.)
Waterbury, Conn., Feb. 3.-For 10
hours last night and this morning flames,
ftanned by a high wind, held sway over
the business portion of this city, causing
a loss that will exceed $3,000,000.
The best portion of the city, forming a
triangle, bounded on the north by Ex
change place, on the west by Bank
street, on the south by Grand street, and
on the east by South Main street, was
almost wiped out.
The first fire, which started in the big
store of Reid & Hughes' Dry Goods com
pany, on Bank street, was not consid
ered under control until about $2,000,000
worth of property had been destroyed.
About the time the firemen supposed
they had the flames under control, a
second fire broke out in the Scovil house,
the city's leading hotel, and the place
was completely wrecked.
City in a Panic.
The occupants of the hotel were forced
to seek the street in their night clothes.
With the ringing of a second alarm, the
entire city was thrown into a panic.
There was a fierce gale blowing and
sparks from the burning hotel were
driven in showers over a great area. The
occupants of 'buildings located in the
path of the wind prepared to leave.
The fire in its entirety burned over four
acres of the city's best business section.
Among the prominent buildings totally
destroyed are: The block occupied by
the Reid & Hughes Dry Goods company,
the plant of the Waterbury and the
American Watch companies, the Hotels
Scovil and Franklin and the W. L. Doug
las Shoe company, the Johnson block and
he Salvation Army workingmen's home.
In all, about 100 of the largest business
houses are burned out.
Under Great Difficulties.
Rarely have firemen been obliged to
contend against worse co'd!tion', th:an
those which prevailed from first to last
in this destructive conflag-atlon.
The wind was blowing a gale and.the
cold was intense. It seemed at one time
as though every structure in the heart
of the city would be destroyed.
In some instances, the work of the
firemen proved of no avail. The Water
bury bank buildings at the corner of
Bank and Green streets, was saved al
though the New England Engineering
company's $70,000 buildings, but a few
feet away and the Masonic Temple on
the north side of the bank building were
wiped out of existence.
The city is practically under martial
law, the blue uniform of the national
guardsmen appearing on every side.
The armory, the city hall, the churches
and other public places have been
turned into temporary shelter, hundreds
being rendered homeless.
Wants No Help.
When asked if he ,4% uld call for
financial aid from outside cities, Mayor
Killuff said:
"Waterbury, although suffering a
grievous blow will take care of herself,
although extremely grateful for the ex.
pressions of sympathy that have poured
in on every side."
The fire broke out simultaneously on
the third and first floors of Reid &
Hughes' store. The burning building was
located in the- heart of the city and
within view of many residences which
flank- the city park or commons.
The firemen soon abandoned any at
tempt to save the burning building and
turned their attention to adjacent prop
erty. It was of no avail, however, within
15 minutes the Salvation army barracks
to the rear and westward were burning,.
From there the flames leaped across
Baink street and wiped out three places
of business. A few minutes later the
fire again crossed Bank street and de
stroyed the Masonic Temple.
After 45 minutes it became evident that
Waterbury' was to experience an unpar
alleled conflagration. The wind was of
almost hurricane force. Appeals for
)elp were wired to New Haven, Hart
ford, Bridgeport, Naugatuck and Win
Soldiers Ordered Out.
The arrival of help served to inspire
courage among the Waterbury people,
but the fire continued its work of de
struction, meanwhile thieves took ad
vantage of deserted ho~uses, and it bo
came necessary to order out the mill
tla and two companies of the second
regiment, A and G, were quickly on
Within two hours the hotel with other
nearby buildings had been gutted: The
firemen continued their work and at
6:30 again began to secure the upper
It was not until 10 o'clock, however,
that it was definitely felt that thle fire
had been conquered,
The $covl house and the Franklin
house ruina were still blazing and in the
ruined district, volumes of smoke arose
Srom the debris,
Painting, Upholstering and General
Finishing Work Is Being Pushed
Rapidly-Not a Remote Possi
bility of Delay in Work.
(By Associated Press.)
New York, Feb. 3.-Gay, in a dress of
fresh paint, its hull moulded into form,
Emperor William yacht, the Meteor is
ready for the water at Shooter's Island.
The launching might occur today if it
were desired.
To the observer, the yacht seems a
completed vessel stripped of its rigging.
The painters' brush already has marked
the waterline upon its sides and the last
rivet has been fastened in its plates.
Nearly all the port holes have been cut.
With the completion of the deck floor
Ing and the deck house, which will be
done in a day or so more, all that re
mains to be done will be the fitting up
of the interior rigging.
Is Almost Finished.
The 100 tons of lead ballast already
has been stowed away in the hold.
The Meteor will be almost completed
when it is launched, steepng the masts,
upholstering the Interior and finishing
some of the detail work in some of the
compartments is all that will remain to
be done.
The yacht may be ready to sail within
two weeks after the launching. Bulk
heads are being rapidly prepared in the
shops and will be put on this week and
Astonishing headway has been made
in the' laIt two weeks. Under electric
lights a force of men have been work
ing at night.
This has been done to avoid even a
remote possibility of a hitch in the work.
Becoming Possessed of a Delusion That
She Would Be Compelled to Commit
Murder Journeys to Insane Asy
lum and Asks to Be Restrained.
(By Associated Press.)
New York, Feb. 3.-Authorities of the
New Jersey hospital for the insane at
Trenton, have been astounded by the
strange request of Louise A. Diehl, 25
years old, that she be admitted to the
institution in order that she might be
prevented from committing murder.
Miss Diehl, who is the daughter of a
well-known citizse, said she recently had
been ill and had become possessed of
numerous delusions.
One was that a mysterious man was
seeking to hypnotize her to make her
kill some one.
Might Kill the Child.
She was particularly fond of and at
tentive to her sister's little girl and she
realized that if she were put under
hypnotic influence she would kill the
Without notifying her family of her
purpose she left home and journeyed on
foot to the asylum. She will remain a
few weeks at least, until her actual con
dition is ascertained.
It is thought by the hospital authori
ties that she will recover.
Oldest Living Daughter of the Revo
lution Lives While Her Own
Daughter Dies of Old Age.
(By Associated Press.)
Kokomo, Ind., Feb. 3.--Through the
death of her daughter, Mrs. Busan Mc
Daniels, Mirs. Mary Bryan Cobb, the
oldest living daughter of the revolution,
Is alone in the world. r
At 100 years of age she is left, having
outlived ~il her family and near rela
tives. Mrs. Cobb is a step great-grand
mother of Colonel W. J. Bryan, her first
husband being Louis N. i3ryan, a sol- 8
iler of the war of 1812, and the Mexlican C
WEar. o
She is a granddaughter of Reverend
John Gano, ta brlgade chaplain In the
revolution, and a daughter of Stephen
Jano, also an ofltcer of a centlnental c
'amily, e
Mrs. Cobb is etill In good health. She p
Iraws a pension as a daughter of the i
evolutlon and Mexican war widow. t]
Her daughter was 82 years of age and A
led of old agse,
Men Were All Asleep in the Rear Car
When the Collision Came and Only
the Trainmen Who Were Awake
Had a Chance.
(By Associated Press.)
Dubuque, Iowa, Feb. 8.-A rear-end
collision at 5:46 this morning on the illi
noie Central at Apple River, Iii., 80 miles
east of here, resulted in the death of
four stockmen, while six were seriously
The dead:
J. LAWLER, Wall Lake, Iowa.
H. F., PANCAKE, Wall Lake, Iowa.
CHRIS FERNDON, Stansagar, Iowa.
C. R. BLUNT, Charles City, Iowa.
Seriously injured: A. J. Cameron, Dtq
buque; F. J. Gordon Dunlap, Dunlap;
F. Brown, Dunlap.
Slightly injured: J. J. Moorehead4
Dunlap; W. J. Evans, Dunlap, Iowa; afA
unknown man.
The trainmen heard the second train
approach and jumped, escaping injury.
The stockmen were all asleep in the
rear ear when the collision occurred.
Their death and injuries resulted from
being crushed.
Court Holds That There Was Not Sauf
fl~iept 39vIdenoe to Support the.Order
of the opwer Court-Action
Brought to Quiet Title.
(Special to Inter Mountain.)
Helena, Feb. 3.-Associate Justice
Pigott this morning delivered the opin
ion of the supreme court In the case dt
F. Augustus Heinze vs. the Boston &A
Montana company, holding that the ip
junction order should be modified to ex
clude the Leonard vein and to go no fur
ther than to enjoin the defendants from
extracting ore ffom any of the ore.
bodies lying toward the south of a plane
descending vertically into the earth on
a line parallel with the south line of the
Piooolo lode claim and passing through
the point at which the north side of the
Gambetta lode claim intersects the third,
or 300-foot level, south of the Leonard
The cause Is therefore remanded to
the district court to modify the order in
accordance herewith.
If, within 30 days after the remlttur
be lodged with the clerk, a new hearing.
of the order to show cause be applied
for, the court 'below is directed to set
aside and vacate the order of April 25,
1901, and to grant a new hearing.
If such application he not made within
the prescribed period, then the order of
the supreme court shall be absolute,
Action to Quiet Title.
This is the action brought by Heingt
to quiet the title to the vein apex4ii.rIn,
the Minnie Healy, dipping north be
newth the Piccolo and Gambetta clahmos,
The lower court issued a restraining
order and an order to show cause. Th1
restrainlng order was made absolute
Aprll 25.
The court holds that there was no sub.
stantlal evidence tending to suplort the
irder as far as the Leonard ehaft is eon.
As far an it affects the lambetta claima
he curt does ot feel disposed to Inter
!cre upon the appeal, although the evl
lence tending to prove the identity ~4g
:ontinuity of that vein with the v$ia
aving its apex in the Minnie Healy
,ould be ilsufficient.
Italians Resist Officers.
(By Associated Press.)
Brocktwayvllle, Pa., Feb. 3 -Halt
eaked and nearly starved, Thomas go.
lalena and Bonnie Poll, the Italiap
ranted for murder of James Heekln at'
lhawmut Saturday, January 28, were
rought to bay in the woods near here
laturday night. They had nothing to
at for four days and were too weak to
ffer any resistance,
Only Stopped the Burveyors.
Lincoln, Feb. 8.-Burlington officlals 'in
harge of the work say the Great 'alge
ttension of that road has not been uti
ended In the sense that a recent' dmie
om that place indicates, The only w
us far attempted Is to survy, vhi.
nlhed, and the engineers ~ive
alled away, - -
Kembers of the Rar of Ilyeer Row. paid tribute to the memory of
the late Judge De Witt today. The three distriot judges sat on bano
and listened to eloquent eulogies by men who had been intimately
assooiated with Judge De Witt. Appropriate resolutions were passed
and ordered spread upon the court records.
Prosperous Citisens of Grey Cliff En
gage in a Regular French Duel on
Battle lat-Esutted All of
" Their Six-shooters.
(Special to Inter Mountain.)
B1g Timber, Feb. 3.-A serious shoot
ing affray was enacted on 'Battle Flat"
S4aturday, and bullets flew thicker than
snow flakes In a blizzard. The particlp
ants In the affair were T. CI. McCall and
Harry and Thomas Cogrilff. All three
are prominent and well-known cattle
The story of the affair, as given by
Mr. McCall, is in substance as follows:
Mr. McCall, Milt Whitney and Mr.
Brumfield were returning home from
riding the range late yesterday after
noon and when near Harry Cosgriff's
ranch they discovered Cosgriff and a man
named Flanders engaged in a quarrel
in. the road, Cosgriff beating his ad
veshary over the head with a six-shoot
Harry Goes for His Gun.
The McCall party stopped and Whit
ney said to McCall, 'come here, Mack."
MoCall approached and as he did so
Harry Cosgriff handed his gun to his
brother Tom, who pointed it at McCall,
and Harry started for his cabin.
He returned with his rifle and Mc
('all warned him to keep away and
himself sought shelter behind a wagon.
He had drawn his gun and continued to
warn Harry and his brother to keep
away as he did not want any trouble.
However, Harry continued trying to
get a shot at McCall and at last conilng
face to face he raised his rifle and aimed
at McCall's head.
Just as he fired McCall also fired his
revolver, and then both continued fir
ing until their guns were empty, C'osgrlff
firing seven shots, all of which missed.
Tom Cosgriff also Joined in the shoot
ing, using the revolver, but his shots,
too, went wide of the mark.
McCall's marksmanship was no bet
ter than the Cosgriffs' until the last shot,
which struck Harry Cogriff in the legs
above the knees, parsing through both
and barely missing the large arteries.
McCall Sends Physician.
Harry staggered and McCall realized
that there was no further danger frmnn
him and his gun being empty, he jumped
on his horse and rode away, and later
came to Big Timber and iiinformed the
authorities and doctor.
Dr. McKay went out to the scene anid
dressed Congriff's wounds, and the tat
ter will probably be brought in here to
Mr. McCall feels badly over the affair,
and is glad it is no worse. He says lie
pad the Cosgriffs have always been good
friends, and he did not want to hurt
Hlarry, but had to in order to plrotect
his own life.
The trouble between 'osgriff and
Flanders is said to have ,been started
over land matters, both imen having ad
joining ranches.
Britain Politely Refuses.
(By Associated Press.)
London, Feb. 8.-Wiring from The
Hague, the correspondent of the DI)ully
Mail says that the reply of Great 13rl
ain to the Dutch proposal concerning
meace in South Africa is a po:ite refusal
.f the request that permission be granted
or a commission to South Africa. The
ack of any authorization by the Boerse
ias proved fatal, says the correspond
tnt, but the door of negotiation is not
wholly closed since Great Britain's re
sly reaffirms the willingness of the coun
•ry te accede to any authorized proposal
One of the Most Interesting Pletures
of the Event Is the Display of
Thoroughbred Rams Now
in the COty.
(fperlal to Inter Mountain.)
Helena, Feb. 3.--T''he annual meeting of
the Paotfic Northwest Woolgrowers' an
suciation will convene In Helena tomor
row, and already many delegaten are ar
riving in the city. Everything in favor
able for one of the most enthusiastlh
conventions the assoclation has ever
flecretary J. W. Ilaley of Portland,
O)re., has 'hbei In n the city sinec last Wed
nesday, Working with I:ornelils HIIdges
for the perfec.tion of all tI he plans of en
Program a Good One.
'l'he ssioins of tihe con\venlion will be
held In the Auditorium, anid the prograln
Is replete with good things of a practhial
One of the most intereitinhg features of
the conventiIn is the displaly of thor
oughbred rams on exhibltion by the
Baldtwin land and i'hitep cornpany of
The tlock is lohllted In the slables opl
posite the ter, inrrliolt block, and the
s(ores of ho hrpllllen wi'ho have alr('ady Itn
spected thion, pronoun(ce the ranms to be
about the finl(st vt'r brolllilht to th state.
"The rlrtnch fro', which these ranms
come," sahl .1. (i. Votn Iloiton, the an
hlstant tpllltiirrlnt'.rd.nt, "is lltut.ed on
Hay creek, Ore,. It wa floulnded in 17i3,
by Dr. D. M. 'nldlwtn, who cold out
in 18R2. Thise compntlrv whirh now owns
It wns organlize I in 1i7. The ranoh In
dutIes 20.001 acri''s of patented land, so
scilte'red Ithat it controls 'onsiderable
ra nge.
"We raitse a I:'rwe amount of alflt'fa
and other hay, and havelt good theltler and
protoet ton forl our stock. We, raise froin
3500 to 5000 rallis every "elr. In addition
to the owesl, tland hatirJle In all :tlout 40,000
bead of ashooe, 2a.50' of which Is thor
oughhred slit..
"The ailrn of ith l r,(ch 1 is l turn out
good stuff, anl '.'e ot:lre no lexpeonse. In
getting the l' bstl tnosHible sheep for Iei.crl
ing purposesiP. tliat 7yver we Imalldl an
itp rtile tion oi f 130 ,'v. e d .rl 10 rulnm ftrom
IF nn;lner . whith io tri 14 lt O 1000
")r. 13fldwbin "tnrte-, the ranch with
19 eulOw ilnd Itw' rut'l , whii'h he br'light
in 1873 froiim V-iointil. inlt you tan w-e
how It has p'r.it' . COur' tiat yealr's ctllp
amnountid to 0l()1100 li]0 pundl, aind we' ro
Pelved 12 cents an rpioindl for It, which is
considteredil a gol ' prici ti (i)reg, on. Itit'
wool t here for some ieason nhot Ihrig
reted as high as that ,rownl In Montanll
"We to1 all outilr shetring bty machinte.
and last yerll' inslitndittl a 1. 'lit of20 Omi.
chines. lin mv uilnfain It will only tep ia
questloni of !tireP wbhrn the shearing aill
over the oeulln,'ry will be Jlne bly ma
'hines. We commenic shearing May I.
'T'his has been a splendid wlnier for
stock In Oresron. and I think ttht the
'llmatle condlition of the Northwest are
cha nting.
"For severit'al years prRs1 ',e' have h'l'
the Alnet kind of wea-ther,. and I bI'!i,.voe
with many old-timers, that the wintersti
are getting warmer."
British and Dutch Confer.
The Hogue. Feb. 3.-The l3ritish niln!s.
ter to The Netherlands, Sir Hlenry How
ard, had a long tonference. today with
the minister of foreign tffahi's, Baron
Leyden, and the premier, Dr. Iuypir, at
the latter's residence, on the subject of
the notes exchanged between the Dutch
ani British governments,
Wind Slowing 65 Miles an Hour Was
Too Much for the Tugs Berwind
and Atwood and They Are
Now on the Bottom.
(By Associated Press.)
New York, Feb. l.-T-rhe strong gale
from the west-northwest, which ,began
early last evening, continued through toq
night and this morning.
The maximum of the wind was 65
miles an hour and at 9 a. m. the local
weather bureau Instrument showed it
was blowing at the rate of 60 miles.
All the near-by marine stations re
popted the sea rough, and from differen;
points along the coast there c.ane newt
of wrecks and vessels ashore. The tugs
John ]E. Berwind and E. S. Atwood, who
were sent to stranded steamer Cavou.
at Long Beach yesterday were unalblo to
return to port, and both sank about 11
miles east of Sandy Hook lightship.
The crews were rescued by the C(ler
man steamer Barcelona. The tugs left
the Cavour about 4 o'clock ysterday af
ternoon, and in about an hour both were
In a sinking condition.
The sea broke over the craft and
washed away everything mov)eable, th#
water gradualy fillling the hohlds until It
a above thi fire room and began to
put out the fires.
.The Berwind's pilot house was
smashed, and the water flooded her fire
room. About t;80 o'clock thel I' "reelonll
was seen approaching, and the tugl
steered toward her to ask ansslsantce,
lue stopped and made a gooi lee, so
the tugs were unable to run alongside.
Both Tugs Go Down.
A rope ladder was lowered and merne
bers of the tugs scrambled on board,
Fltleen men In all were saved from the
tugs. Shortly afterward the Atwood went
down, and a few minutes afterwards thq
Jerwlnd disappeared.
Fire Island reported a ship ashore a4
Point Lookout and a barge in distres.
near 'the Forge River life saving etatin,
the barge was anchored about two
miles off shore, and was rolling badly.
Those on shore Could not tell whethel
there was anybody on board the barge.
Fire Island also reported the beatac
covered with wreckage, and it was be4
lieved a coal barge had been lost.
The steamrll Cavour, which stfllrlded
several days ago off Long Hlcach., Long
slannd, weathereod the gale well, and witi
the Kedge and linen which she has out
held her posilion well.
No effort wil be made to pull her off
UtlIii the weatiher becomes settledl.
Has Cargo Valued at $2,500,000 frone
China and Japan and Is Almost
a New Vessel-May Have to
Remove Freight.
(fly Associated Press.)
Atlantic c'l y, N. J., Feb. 3.-There I1
no change in the position of the IBritise
ship Coverdale which stranded on
Irigallntne shoal in a dense fog yesteru
day morning.
A high wind prevails and the wreck,
ing tugs have not been able to rendet
nssistance to the distressed vessel.
It Is probable th~t it will be neces
sury to remove her cargo before she can
be floated.
The (overdale was bound from Ching
and Japan for New York with a cargd
vailled at $2,500,000, consisting of tea an4
general cargo. The crew remains o0
boa rd,
She Halls From London.
The stra nihdd ship ls visible from the
board walk hIre land thqusands are view.
Ing the uu.iiuaii spectucle of a great
steel mat.:inlthip lying almlost out of the
'The 'overdale is almost a new vessett
having bh(in built at .lI.kton, England
in I1499. She halls 'lroin London and is
onvidl by Fl. lialzhohurst & ('o.
Slie Is built of stlel and ias a modern
car'ig Ilrri.r, regli·,l'tingK 33()0 gross tons,
1(1r length is 330 fet, hcamn 48 feet;
dtaughlt :4 feet.
Mrs. Hammond Moore Puts an End to
Her Life.
(By Assclated Press.)
Pan Francisco, Febh. .---'l'h, ldentity of
t Iihldllte aged, richly dressed woman,
who cOennitted suicide in Stockton on
Friday night, has been established by
friends in this city.
She was Mrs. Hammond Moore of New
York city, the widow of fCol. Hamnmond
Motore, an ofllrer of the eonfederatq
nrmy, who settled in New York shortly
after the civil, war.
She came to Sarn Franelsco from Guate
naloa last May, in the course of a tour
around the world, which she began three
years ago and which she had just cOn.

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