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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 tion to-nighf 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 BBW Indicates. 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 ta«r.t. 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 cardinal demands. 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- Metterr.ich. 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 tables. 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. 1 . 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 Death-Trap. 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 two balconies. ■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 hint 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 door. 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 fore 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 recognizable. 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: THii DEAD. . DONNELLY. Mrs. ILUtBAUGH. 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% the balcony. * ! 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 Minn. I WELLS, Donald, name on fcandfcwhiet I SCOTT. Burr. rETER3ON. FornetU. : KIELET. Hanrey. of Laclede-*vt.. St. Lcmt. TELU Thomas. ; 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) injure**. 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- V.-.VRDJIAK. 8. * MORTON. Edmund TT , agent TTa«ner CJ-ctrw M»nufae*» urine Company, of St. Louis. >rcwvf. — — — . . KOCKEMS, J. A. 3TERN. Mrs. * ; DONALDSON". H . address uafcaswn. » BTCDLET. th* lUv. Howard, pe««-r -f \V. STingir* church. ; 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« , rul»c». 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,-. I lAilvt.