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FEARS OF WAR INCREASE
JAPAN'S NOTE TO POWERS.
French Neutrality Asserted — No
Hitch Over Manchuria.
Jjeadon, Dec 80.— In response to an Inquiry
whether it was true, as asserted by the "Loksl-
A&»el|rr r," of Berlin, that Japan had Informed th«
powers IkHt the Russian-Japanese situation was
desperate nr<<s that an immediate rsply would b«
rwQulred from Russia under penalty of war, the fol
lc>wlcr statement was xa^id« by the Japanese Lega
Japan ha? communicated to the powers confl
y the circumstances under which the nero
iiat-on* haw- be*-a carried on hitherto. Justifying
her action, but. cot at nil In the sense which your
Baron Hayashi, the Japanese Minister, has de
clared that la case of war he has the best author
ity for saylrr that France would not Join forces
with Russia, even Fheuld China co-operate with
Japan, and that the Triple Alliance would preserve
strict neutrality. For the former statement Baron
>la><»»hJ> authority is not known, and his belief
in France's neutrality in case of China Joining
bl *-a< 'tntltar creates some dcubt and a?tonlsh
Baro.-: ti*y**tl. when asked repardlna; M. Del
osawi's hopeful attitude, said he was aware the
French Foreign Minister was making strenuous ef
forts for peace. So far as Barcn Havashi knew to
:-.i«tl. these had not ft he^n croTvr.ed with suc
«.*»*: He eaid.
Tiie French government must be 1:. a better po
snian that that of any otter r^wer to know th* 1
nature of the Russian reply If they are honest in
fcaylng they do mi h< hove ihcre Is danger of war,
tfcey must t t prrtty . ertriin Russia v.- \ agree at.
least to i!:e spirit of tho Japanese, proposals. \'p
.o now * hn;> ija'l no Indication of this, and
1 -.:*** Ru*«i.i does jTee ihor* ?rarce]v seems any
»*>' '■ imtm war. I only trust M. De)<>asse
*': i>" BvcceasfoL
KT ntstW Tla>a.fhi definitely said that the Russian
rracoMSan oC Manchuria Is not one of the Japanese
Lord I-ansl(.v-r,» ■ diplomat; ~ re'-epiion to-day
r«r.'.re<J en th*- Fa: Kastern crisis. The Russian
Ambassador. Goat B^nckendorff. was unable to
gi\e the British Korean Secretary any definite in
formation re^ardinp th" tenor of the Russian reply
re .lapan. as he had recent -3 no advices, on the
sabj«rt from St. Pctershurr.
The Fcr< ipr. - rotary adopted a. slightly more
hopeful ton- to thr other ambassadors than has
rr«"al3ed »t the Foreign Office for the last lew
days. II !? learned that this Is chiefly due to the
P'relrtrnt belief of the French Foreign Minister,
M Delrsfne. that lie aTfO bo able to prevail on
Russia, to make compromises which wi!! avert war.
Ambassador fimif. after a conference with Lord
l*nEdowne. expressed ).i? continued conviction that
a parifir solution would be Cooad, and said the
•.ndica'.ior.s were net arttke. TV.is belief -n-a": pot
t-harei by MM of Lord Laaateamfa ether callers.
retsMy the German Ami'asj=ador. Count WolfT-
At the Foreign Oflcr and at the .lapan^f Amer
ican and other !epaiions and embassies th«> "Novoe
editorial of to-day is rc-parded 85 war
like, but the suggestion v.ap made at one embassy
that the remarks might really be Intended for home
couoeWnptiori. :r. order to make a possible compro
mise more pstetal to the Ru-sian -war part:.
Great Britain appears to be confining her diplo
matic effort? ta preserve peace- wcUtj at Pan? and
Tokio. She has 80l attempted, it is asserted here.
to bring pressure, to bear at St. Pctersb'irsr. leav
fa«f that phase of Urn negotiations to France.
Keen sympathy and co-operation prevail at
•Dowrung Street la M. Delcassfs efforts, but there
\p same doubt that their efficacy »!'.i be felt until
rfce Russian re^ly is actually pre«pntc<J to Japan.
At the Rusfian Kmbassy late this evening it was
«*!<! ttiat tt» ;•->'•- of f»w>*lji v ad r-r- S*^ +- mi
T»rteerted. end that no indication of Its probabi*
tone had been if-cHved
The news of Japan.- purchase of the. Argentine
'cruiser* buildirg at (>noa was received at the
IRuKslari Cmbaasy wttib a smile, and the remark:
••They are not so *wy lormidaoie. aft- all."
In German diplomat circle* here the crisis is
T»s»rded a!mo«t «>n<irelT a* a trial of strength
v.#t»«--en the Foreign Minister. Count lAmsdonT.
and Viceroy AleiiefT. tha former, with the Ciar's
Fijpport bt-irR r.C'toriotJfly opposed to war, and the
latter beinjf believed »o favor it. l*n to now the
Viceroy Is thought in this quarter to have had the
Tien at it, and to have commuted Russia to such
an extent that a compromise, in cpit*- of the Czar's
rertonaJ frelin*. i« ■.possible.
JAPAN GETS WARSHIPS.
Tuo Argentine Cruisers Bought —
Negotiations ~dih Chili.
London. De<~. Japan this evening com
pleted the pur'-ha** 1 of the Argentine -warships
Moreno paf Hivadavja, building at Genoa, for
which RuhPta was negotiating. The price paid
tor the cruisers v.as $7,500,000.
Saxtiagro d» Oh Mi. Dee. oO— The Chilian gov
erniTient hat received offers from the Japanese
rovernmeir. for the purchase of the battleship
c'api.&r. Prat und the cruiser hacabucc.
The Capitan Prat is or €.100 tons displacement
ar.eJ the Chaca:<uco of 4.500 tons displacement.
PESSIMISM IN RUSSIA.
The "Xovoe Vremya" SHU Expects
Japan to Make Term*.
5t PMeiwtaWf i.""- 30.— TJie foreign dispatches
received here yesterday ere reflected to-day in
r.ore pessimistic editorials. The •Xovoe Vremya"
■-fins it* leaoer: 'The:'* I* M war to-day. To
morrow tb^r*- may i>e BKar.*" Tt.e paper calls at
tention t» the fs.rt tru>t wars rear iced the opening
of in* percßttentb. iliiifrtilli and nineteenth
,^rtturi'- Wbß "Novoe •••>;i" nevertheless still
profess** £aith in a psateeM settlement, Baying:
V."* believe Japan Trill MM place Russia In a po
rltion »-her»- to ykld wuM appear to be a ?e
r.ur.ijzatJon of the defence of her vital interests in
th#- Far East. Russia dof-s not urzirc war. but
noV.'H- It. Rufcria artll ;>*rrr.ii tbr J.-.j.anese or other
'Ifii6» to «eri:tt> a diplomatic <iari'*» upon Russia a
tic*ful disposition. In nrm ■■■ ■ -■ iousnesa ol her
. f* <r Russia vr:Il await events.
VO TIME SET FOR REPLY.
Japanese Blame Cabinet — Prepara
tions in Formosa.
Yokohama. Dse. 30— At an extraordinary meeting
aj tfaa Privy Oosnefl to-day it was made known
thtt Q0 timf limit had bf-en set for Russia's reply
..»-♦ official note from the Japanese govern
me:.< a strong oppocttfcm is now publlciy mani
fnev-; to th<- Cabin- :. oviir.j to its alleged dilatory
Tt c latest ordhi&noe announced Invests the com
ssavnder of Formosa with lull authority to act in
ea*« war Is declared.
RUSSIA IN NO HASTE.
French Officials Expect No Reply
Before January 10.
£■**■ Dec. 30. -WiiJe still not bettevtag that
war between liuh«-ia as.d Japan will occur, the
Optimiuti' ton* In fflTrTrffl «';d diplomatic olrcje«
*•**; was jMOWStet modi;,' to-day by advices
tram Tokio and St. ]'< t*-r;;!/Lrff. Japan, It ap-
P**ra, U bMteateg pttpittt&OßM 'or tf>e j)urj>o«e.
It li sui/poted. of iQfluencinc Ruselii's action upon
< ontiaurd oo Kftb pac<*>
%m .Mou'^i-i.. Mou '^i-i. iJordeiiux, has exported #'1« year
:'>#*« Pi>Uonf! of Uoic-aux and Mursund>l Wine to
S» ed States. Tr.la 1* the largest imrwrtatlon. I
~- 'w Il»t» ».i ii Motiguin, 48* «xth-av«,
•*■ Miiouii K«*ta.urauit. 20 Aee-il-A<l»'. iiTiTaii
OVER FIVE HUNDRED DIE IN FIRE.
Iroquois Theatre in Chicago Proves To Be a Frightful
FLAMES ON STAGE START PANIC IN AUDIENCE.
Chicago. Dec. 30. — About five hundred and fifty people were killed in ten minutes
this afternoon in a fire in the Iroquois Theatre, the newest, largest, and. so far as human
power could make it, the safest theatre in Chicago.
Estimates of the drad and injured vary. The police account of the dead is 536.
The estimate of the newspapers is 562. Besides this there, were fifty-five people missing
at midnight, the majority of whom are probably among the dead in the morgues and vari
ous undertaking establishments. Eighty-six of the dead have been positively identified]
and ninety-two others are known to be. injured.
An explosion of the gas tanks added to the horror, and many were suffocated by the
escaping fumes. Thr firr escapes had not been completed, and this fact added largely tc
the death list.
The count of the. dead was practically complete at midnight, but is not yet accurate.,
and the exact number will not be known before some time to-morrow. Despite the utmost
care, great confusion marked the removal of the bodies. In their haste the police trans
ported bodies to undertaking rooms, and in many instances forgot to report the fact to tKefa
station. In five different undertaking establishments bodies were received of which the
police had no record whatever. Allowing for these discrepancies, thr lists mad** by the
police and the newspapers practically agree.
HUNDREDS IN A VAIN STRUGGLE FOR LIFE
iBT T»T,EGRAPH TO THT. TRIBC7SE.I
Chicago. Dec. 30.— Iroquois Theatre, the
most modern and. supposedly, the safest play
house in the West, was the scene this after
noon of a fire horror unparalleled in the history
of America. At least five hundred persons—
possibly eight hundred— perished from a, fire
■which, starting, it is supposed, from an electric
light in the wings, shot across the footlights,
and with fearful rapidity swept through the
house. In a few minutes the building dedicated
to merriment was a enamel house. The house
was packed when th* fire broke out. There was
not a vacant seat on the main floor and in the
■When the blaze started an attempt was mad«
to lower the asbestos cart; '. "--'■'■ M <Jrop?<r«
there might have been no lot* of life. But it
stuck fast, the fire shot out. across the foot
lights, and the scenes of horror began.
All on the first floor escaped, it Is believed
but before the galleries, packed with nine hun
dred persons, could b? emptied the interior ol
the theatre was filled with smoke and flames.
Men. women and children, losing all reason in
the face of death, fought, shrieked and prayed
Most of them died, scores from burns, hundred!
from suffocation and from being: trampled upon
REMOVING THE DEAD.
In thirty minutes the fire was put out. aftei
destroying most of th* interior of the theatre
and the police began removing the dead. Or
the east exit stairway, within thirty feet of th<
street and safety, was a pile of more than twc
hundred bodies. So tightly were they wedgec
in that the police could not move them in th«
ordinary way without tearing limb from limb
At the bottom and the outer edge was a womar
still alive. The police could not extricate hei
from tt» pile of dead. Th ? officers had tO dlmt
to the top and. standing on the dead and dying
hand down the bodies. A few were found witt
life not vet extinct. Few here were burned; thi
maJO -«- »«- been suffocated and trampled t<
Then up into the balconies the police and flre-
M fil-d. Here were other piles of dead-man,
burned beyond all recognition. Hose cart- and
sprees wagons were pressed into service, with
ambulance, and patrol wagons to carry awa 5
,he dead. Bodies were piled up many feet higfc
on the sidewalk and restaurant tables, and some
in an adjoining saloon. As fast as possible th«
dead were lifted into the vehicles and started
for the morgue. Ghouls crept among the dead
dealing pocketbooks. Jewelry and furs.
DISTRACTED RELATIVES GATHER.
A* the loading of bodies was going on crowdi
of distracted persons gathered, whoee relative!
had attended the play. Unable to secure in
formation el the theatre, they thronged th<
morgues. At 6 o'clock Ralston's morgue wai
full. There wrre two hundred dead within. Tel
in the street stood thirteen wagons, loaded i-iti
bodies. They were taken to other morgues am
The city is plunged in grief. Nothing like a
complete lift of the dead can .be secured to
night. Hundreds of members of the best fam
ilies in Chicago are golnc from morgue- to
morgue seeking their loved ones. All the mem
bers of the "Blue Beard" company escaped and
th attaches of the theatre saved themselves.
W. J. Davis, manager of the theatre, declares
that nearly all the persons on the main floor
escaped, but of the nine hundred in the bai
lies he does not believe that more than a
* .anntd alive.
TNION DRIVERS REFUSED TO HELP.
AH the livery stable keepers in the city of
& red every carriage they had to carry away
; c Injured, and asked tW striking livery em
r .-;y-s to drive the vehicles. Th- union men
t kitiv«ly refused to aid In the work o* mere*.
Every one of the big express companif-s and
all the local concerns tendered the services of
their drivers and wagons, and these were util
. ized. Citizens offered their private equipages,
and they were accented.
DETAILS OF THE HO R BOB
A few of the victims were burned to death,
many were suffocated by gas, and scores were
trampled to death in the panic that followed
the mad plunge of th* frightened audience, for
the exits. It will be many hours before the
number of dead is accurately known, and many
days before all of them will be identified. There
are bodies lying by the dozens to-night in the
undertaking rooms, in the policp stations and in
the hospitals, from which nearly everything that
could reveal their identity to those who knew
them best is sow Their clothing ft t<>rn to
rags or burned tc rinder^ and their faces have
been trodden into an unrecognizable pulp by
the crowd that trampled them down as they
fled for safety.
The fire broke out in th<* second act of the
play of "Mr. Blue Beard," which was th* 1 first
dramatic, production given in the theatre since
Its erection. The comp. iv, which was large.
escaped '.o the street in safety, nearly all of
them, ho -ever, being compelled to flee into the
snowy rtreets with no clothing but their stage
costumes. A few members of the company sus
tained minor injuries, but none were seriously
PROBABLE CAUSE OP THE FIRE.
The accounts of the origin of the fire are
conflicting and none of them certain, but the
best reason given is that an electric wire near
the lower part of a piece of drop scenery sud
denly broke and was grounded. The fire spread
rapidly toward the front of the stage, causing
the members of the chorus, who were then en
gaged in the performance, to rush to the wings
with screams of terror. The fire in itself up to
this time was not serious, and possibly could
have been checked had not the asbestos curtain
failed to work. As soon as the fire was dis
covered "Eddie" Foy. the chief comedian of the
company, shouted to lower the curtain, and
this was immediately done. It descended about
halfway and then stuck. The fire thus prac
tically had a flue through which a strong
draught was setting, aided by the doors, which
had been thrown open in front of the theatre.
With a roar and a bound the flames shot out
through the opening over the heads of the
people on the first floor, and, reaching clear up
to those In the first balcony, caught them and
hiiT-n«»f1 them to death where th«v «st
A. TWRRTtTTr' TTVPI ncinv
Immediately following this rush of flames
there came an explosion which lifted the entire
roof of the theatre from its walls, shattering the
great skylight into fragments. As soon as the
flames first appeared beyond the curtain a man
in the rear of the hall shouted "Fire! fire!" and
the entire audience rose as one person and made
for the doors. It is believed that the explosion
was caused by the flames coming in contact
with the gas reservoirs of the theatre, causing
them to burst. W. J. Davis, manager of the
theatre, said after the catastrophe that if the
people had remained in their seats, nnd had not
been excited by the cry of fire, not a single life
would have been lost. This, however, is contra
dicted by the statements of the firemen, who
found numbers of persons sitting In their seats.
their faces directed toward the stage, as if the
performance was still going on. It was the
opinion of the firemen that these people had
been suffocated at once by the flow of gas which
came from behind the asbestos curtain.
As nearly as can be estimated at the present
time about thirteen hundred people were in the
theatre. Three hundred of these were on the
first floor, the remainder being in th« two upper
t,.u«ni.i «ti/1 in the hallwavfi hark of them
AUDIENCE CAUGHT IN A TRAP.
Th" theatre la modelled after the Opera
Comique, tn Pnris. and from the rear of each
ki»;. .iitv there are throe doors lcadins: out to
passageways toward the front of the theatre.
Two of these doorways are at the end of the
balcony and one Is in the centre. The audi
ence in its rush for the outer air seems to have,
for the greater part, -chosen to flee to the left
entrance, and to attempt to make its way down
the eastern stairway leading into .the lobby ol
the theatre. Outside of the people burned and
suffocated by gas. it was in these two doorwayi
on the first and second balconies that the
greatest loss of life occurred. When the firemen
entered the building the dead were found
stretched in a pile reaching from the head ol
the stairway at least eight feet from the dooi
back to a point about five feet in the rear of the
This mass of dead bodies in the centre of th€
doorway reached to within two feet of the top ol
the passageway. All the corpses at this point
wer* ■women and children. The fight for lif«
which must have taken place at these two
points is something that is simply beyond hu
man power adequately to describe. Only a faint
idea of its horror could be derived from th«
aspect of the bodies as they lay. Women on top
of these masses of dead had been overtaken by
death as they were crawling on their hands and
knees over the bodies of those who had died be
Others lay with arms stretched out in the
direction toward which lay life and safety, hold-
Ing in their hands fragments of garments not
their own. They were evidently torn from th«
clothing of others they had endeavored to pull
down and trample under foot as they fought for
their own lives. As the police removed layer
after layer of dead in these doorwars the sight
became too much even for police and firemen,
hardened as they are to such scenes, to endure.
The bodies were in such an inextricable mass,
and so tightly were they jammed between the
sides of the door and the walls, that it vras im
possible to lift them on* by one and '••rry them
out- The only possible thing to do was to seize
a limb or some other portion of the body and
pull with main strength.
Men worked at the tank with tears running
down their cheeks, and the sobs of the rescuers
could be heard even in the hall below where this
awful scene was being enacted. A number of
the men were compelled to abandon their task
and give it over to others whose nerves had not
! as yet been shak?n by the awful experience.
BODIES m FRIGHTFUL CONDITION.
As one by one the bodies were dragged out of
i the water soaked, blackened mass of corpses,
the spectacle became more and more heart
rending. There were women whose clothing was
torn completely from their bodies above the
waist, whose bosoms had been trampled into a
pulp, and whose faces were marred beyond all
power of identification. Bodies lay in the first
1 and second balconies in great numbers. In some
places they were piled up in the aisles three and
four deep, where one had fallen and othera
tripped over the prostrate forms, and all had
died where they lay. evidently suffocated by
th? gas. Others were bent over backs of seats,
where they had been thrown by the rush of peo
ple for the doors and killed, with hardly a
chance to rise from their seats. One man was
found with his back bent nearly double, his
spinal column having been fractured as he was
thrown backward. (A woman was found cut
nearly in half by the back of the seat, having
been forced over it face downward.
AISLES FILLED WITH DEAD.
In the aisles nearest the doors the scenes
were harrowing in the extreme. Bodies lay in
every conceivable attitude, half naked, the look
on thoir faces revealing some portion of the agony
which must have preceded their death. There
were, scores and scores of people whose entire
faces had been trampled completely off by the
heels of those Who rushed over them, and in one
aisle the body of a man was found with not
a vestige of clothing, flesh or bone remaining
above his waist. The entire upper portion of
his body had been cut into mincemeat and
carried away by the feet of those who trampled
him. A search was carefully made, with a hope
of finding his head, but at a late hour to-night
it had not been discovered, and all that will
ever tell his friends who he was are the color and
appearance of the clothing on the lower limbs,
and this Is in such a: condition as to be hardly
FIRE ESCAPE USELESS.
The theatre had been constructed only a short
time and all its equipment was not yet in place.
This was unfortunately the rase with a fire
escape in the rear of the building. The small
Iron balconies to which the iron ladders were to
be attached were up, but the ladders had not yet
been constructed. When the panic was at its
height a great number of women ran for this
fire escape, only to find, as they emerged from
the doom-ay on the little iron platform, that
they were from thirty to fifty feet from the
ground, a fire behind and no method of escape
in front. Those who reached the platform first
endeavored to hold their footing and to keep
back the crowd that pressed on them from the
rear. The effort was utter useless, an 3la a
few moments the iron ledges were Jammed witr.
crowds of women, who screamed, fought and
tore at each .other like : ianUcs. This lasted
only a brief interval, and the rush from the In
terior of the building became so violent that
many of them were crowded off and fell to the
granite pavement below. Others leaped from
the platform, fracturing legs and arms, and twe
were picked up at this point with fractured
skulls, having been killed instantly.
ESCAPED ON BRIDGE OF PL,AN*K9.
George H. Elliott, secretary of the Ogden Gas
Company, was in a building directly opposite
th« theatre across this alley, and. noticing
smoke, went down to ascertain its cause. "When
he reached the street the women already wer«
dropping into the alley, and Elliott immediatelj
Chicago* nerre,ti pUi/houf, destroyed by fre yesterday, with an appalling lots of ft*
$exen hundred lives.
rushed for a ladder, in an effort to save as
many as ponMr. JRI Udder ;.aa available,
and the only method of assistance that could
be devised was hurriedly to lash some
planks together and throw them across to the
affrighted women on the platforms, with in
structions to place the end firmly on the iron
framework. Before this could be done a fearful
loss of time ensued; the women were being
pushed every instant into the alley, and by the
time the bridge was constructed few remained
to take advantage of it. However, about two
dozen, it is believed, made their way across
this narrow causeway. The members of the
theatrical company, being on the first floor,
had comparatively little difficulty in reaching
the street, although their situation was for a
moment highly critical, because of the speed
with which the flames swept through the mass
of scenery in the flies and on the stage.
"Eddie" Foy. the principal comedian in th«
play, was one of the last to escape, by getting
out through a rear door, after assisting the
women members of the company to safety. Ha
went Into the Sherman House In his stage cos
tume and with his face covered with grease
paint. In order to secure surgical attendance for
some burns which he had sustained. In de
scribing the beginning of the fire Foy attrib
uted the extent of the catastrophe to the fail
ure of the fireproof curtain to work properly,
Because of this, he said, the flames readily ob
tained access to the main part of the theatre,
and were, by the draught, carrying with it gia
as well as fire, swept up to the two balconies,
where the loss of life was greatest.
ASBESTOS CURTAIN FAILED TO WORK.
"The fire began In the middle of the second
act," said Mr. Foy. "An electric wire broke, was
grounded, and from this the flames were started
in the rear of the stage. The stage is unusually
wide, and there wa- so rreat a draught the flame:
sprei 1 rapidly. They soon had attacked all the
scenery in the rear of the house. I never be
lieved it possible for flre to spread so quickly.
When it first started I went to the footlights,
and, to prevent alarming the audience, said
that there was a alight blaze, and that it would
be better for all to leave quietly. Then I stepped
back and called for the asbestos curtain to be
"This, ■when a^out half way down, refused tc
go further, and thus an additional draft waj
created. This swept the flames out into the au
ditorium, and I knew that the theatre waa
doomed. I hurried back to the stage and aided
in getting the women members of the cotnpanj
Into the alley. Some of them were In their dress
ing rooms, and were almost overcome by smoke
before they could get down to the stage and tc.
"The simple fact that the curtain did not de
scend entirely was what saved the lives of the
company, although it caused such a horrible
catastrophe in the front of the house. Aft^r the
curtain had refused to descend there came the
explosion of the gas tanks, ami with the curtain
down all the fire and aas would have bevn con
fined between tivi rear wall of the theatre and
the fireproof curtain in front. Under these
circumstances it would not have been possible
for a single member of the company to escape
alive, unless he or she had been standing tm
medlatelr in frunt of the door leadmr Into th*
THE IROQUOIS THEATRE
alley. As it was, the draft carried all the 51
and fire out before the curtain, and th* cos
I pany was saved, although their salvation ira
the death of so many poor peoplo to front.*"
ALL CHICAGO APPALLED.
Rarely in the history of Chicago has its peopi
been so stirred as by the calamity of to-da:
It Is. next to the Chicago ftr-. the great"
catastrophe that has ever occurred here, and th
speed with which it came and wont seetnod ft
a brief period to appall the business section c
1 the city. The news spread with great rapidttj
, and In a short time hundreds of men. wotne
and children were rushing toward tkt the*tr<
The building in which the calamity occurre
stands midway between State and Dearber
sts, on the north side of Randolph-st. Althoo*
I every available policeman within call of the I*—
i partment wm Immediately hurried to the spo*.
. | and the men were placed in Hoeo at the end ef
i j the block, allowing nobody to enter Randolph
i | at. from either Dearborn or It was found
for a time almost Impossible to hold back th*
frenzied crowd that press*! forward, many of
them having friends or relative* In the theorraj
and anxious to learn something of them.
THE DEAD AXD INJURED.
The coroner has been informed that there ar>»
422 bodies at different morgues and hospital*.
AH have not been heard from yet. as a numb*?
of bodies were taken to undertakers la dttTeren*
parts of the city.
1 [ The crowds around Raiston'a and Jordan*
morgues were so large that it was Impossible
1 to get the excited people into line, to view tha»
dead. They were informed, therefore, that no
' one would be admitted to-night to see if they
' could identify their relatives or friends. Only
: ore body was identified at the county morgue.
1 The lists of the dead and injured, so far a*
' | identifications have been made, and of the miss
' j ing. so far as is known follow. "When no other
address is given the ho me la in this city:
. DONNELLY. Mrs.
MINWEOEX. Mr*., '"If* of Alderman Jotm Mls^r" I™.1 ™.
HORTON. Ml" Edith, or Ontonagon. Mich.
' j MARSH. Mr*. W. T.
* HORRILI* Mr». T. A.
', BLLL.IVAX. Mr*. A.
1 WILSON. a A. .
• Thre« men employed la th« «ie» on th« ;•'<•
Z*ANO. Hort*nsi, sixt»«o years old. «
' UANi ;, Irena. eleven year* old, lister of Him >»»— l
UVKa Mrs. A., tnlrty-ftve years old.
DONALDSON. Miss A., eighteen r««x» old.
' i RATTET. 3 . diad «t hospital. Before d*ath he •••tee «a?
I two boy« who had been with him. Tbej «r* thoug**
1 to havo perished.
I j BUSHNEL.L. Louis*, of No. 861 We!*lmrtoj*-av«.
! ODONNELL. Mrs Patrick, ■*«• of Pr*i>ld«at CT>w™«!l»
L of the Duer Brewing' Company.
, j WATTMAN. Otto.
i rOVUTS. R. H.
I , HOWARD. Miss D.
; ROSS. Miss — . daughter of Dr. Ron.
• j NORTON. Edith, visttinf her state* at 3>rajs*te2.
MCAVGHAN, Hf!en. with a party of high school gtxla 1%
* ! KTRESTON. Miss Gladys, ef Alpwi*. Mich.
: BALLY. Berntc*.
' MANUEL. A- M.: Identified by rln*.
I WTN3LOW. C. A., commercial traveller, of Three R:v«r«,
I WELLS, Donald, name on fcandfcwhiet
I SCOTT. Burr.
: KIELET. Hanrey. of Laclede-*vt.. St. Lcmt.
; HALL. Emperly.
• ! HOOPER. 'V. W.. of KeaaeM. Wl*
1 ; Five children of H. 3. Van In«en. of KtßMha <ga»ba -\
Father became separated from them and Is awn* tke)
TTTRBTJSH. O. W.. and family.
1 MEKRIAM Mildred, three years old. rescued fey ftt>«r,
. but died «n re*rhin«r th» street.
1 HATTIXT. WUtsm. *l*d tn hespl?aU
r JOHNSON, J. C died In hospital.
REED. WtlltMßi M.. lawyer. of Waukesjß:- HT.
' FOX, Hoyt. body at mom*.
I BtrTLW*, Mrs. I* R-
* MORTON. Edmund TT , agent TTa«ner CJ-ctrw M»nufae*»
urine Company, of St. Louis.
>rcwvf. — — — .
. KOCKEMS, J. A.
* ; DONALDSON". H . address uafcaswn.
» BTCDLET. th* lUv. Howard, pe««-r -f \V. STingir*
; DODD, M'«« T H-. of D«l»war4. Otto. ■«.•»« rlsrtic«
(rtenJs »i Wistawa. in.
! DELEE. MtM V.. daughter of the la— H^teaant at th«
FORBUSn. C W. a** family.
• STERLING. Ana*.
FLOROLtNE, a German aerial perform*:-. Ukra te>
1 j g*m*xtta» Hospital; died to «mbuUr.c»
' • BLACKMAN. Ethel. Curteca years eU, ■WHt I |i of H*.r/
RECOGNITION OF SUPERIORITY.
, Pel lies A Oo.'s Brut SoeclaJ V!ntaie\ I^3. wn
the only wtne terve.l at the dtnivr jive n by *!>«
-) N* York \AIf Insurance parties to lixc [nt*f»
national A»aocUtion of Actuarl** W i Slierri sj,-.