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Evening public ledger. [volume] (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, September 28, 1914, Night Extra, Image 14

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DOMINION REFUGEES HERE WITH WAR TALES
IN LAND GRAB DEAL
Visits to Property Owners in Vicinity of
21st and Race Streets and Vague Of
fers to Buy Assume New Significance
in Light of Municipal Court Project.
Proposed Purchase of the Magdalen Home
Admitted by Those in the Secret to
Be Only the "Entering Wedge" in
$2,000,000 Building Fund.
Mysterious oall b m.vsterious men on
propei ty ow ners in tho vicinity of -1st
and Race streets, the site for the pro
posed .'.OOO.uOO "marble hall ' grab of
the Municipal Court, have taken a new
meaning to those mho entertained the
men since the plans of McXlchol-l'en-rose
forces have been tevcaled.
For months before It was even whis
pered that the Detention House at :2d
arid Arch streets, built onlv sl years ago,
was to be abandoned persons who owned
pioperty In the path of the grab have
been asked to tell wnat they would sell .
for. Sometimes the "agents" have said
they represented the cltv, but more often I
they have come from persons who did
not want to figure In the tiansactlon
until It was closed." ,
No one knows who these men are. But
they have been unsuccessful In most
cases, as the neighborhood Is made up of
to ileerve nl! the hard things Maid of
It bj those who want to build a new one.
"On court dn.s." she said, "the halls
aie crowded su that It Is almost Inv
possible to pas. And the Judge has only
one small room lo liimt-elf. If people
come to see him he has only that smail
loom to entertain them In."
The advisory board, of which Louis
AVolf, George Q. IIorwItK, Louise Jurist,
and others are members, complain be
cause their meetings aie Interrupted, they
suy, by tho nolsp of street c.irs n.isHlnc
I along Aich street and turning north on
"U street. Their meeting room Is at
the side facing I'M street, but they havo
I to go over Into the probation officers'
I room for their meeting because the cars
make so much noIs. according to Mr.
iiurwuz.
Meanwhile Municipal Court officials and
other organization men are considerably
upset by the publlcltv given their plans.
There Is an impre.-sloti that the plain
for buying the lest of the pioperty may
bo submerged for n time tn the hope that
the size of the grab and the methods
chosen to make it may be forgotten.
FENCIBLES MUST SURRENDER
ARMORY TO THE CITY
,:
thrifty people who saved until they had
enough to buy a home and who intend
sticking to It despite alluring offers to
toll.
No one connected w 1th the land grab
will admit having thought of the list
Caj,and Race streets property before tho end Dilatory Tactics of Councils Force
i last .Muy. out tue 15110 ui mu at o- Tr.: -n , r, . n,,
terious men began a long time before vacation of Broad Street Site.
that. I Owing to tae dllntoriness of Citv Coun-
,.,,.,, ., .., 1 cils to act on an ordinance providing for
AGLE METHOD.-, OF AGE.NTo. nn extensions of the ,eae of the State
Mcst of the property owners along ' t'enclbles' Armorv building at Broad and
Winter street tell th; same story. They ' Cfillowhill streets, that militaiy organiza
tion mil oe compelled mmed atelt to
U ... V.-. nnMtAVliwl AI1- II I fill' O Till
.mve ucc.i u,iViu...Cu .w .-..., 1 vacate and de!,ver
questioned vaguely as to what they j Ct-.
thought about selling and how much The lease of the armor
up possession to the
thev would want for their jots. rhe
knew nothing of the Municipal Court's
plans and those who suspected there
was anything peculiar In the visits from
agents put It down to the Parkway con
demnations. Some property owners stopped talking
very quickly when asked if any ope had
tried to buy options on their land. Op
tions, like dead men. tell no tabas, it
has been pointed out. Records at City
Hall are innocent enough. There is one
exception, however.
It Is known that one of tho properties
owned by Mrs. James P. McNichol. a
four-storv brick house at SCI Race street,
directly across the street fiom the "Mar
ble Hall' property site, would be en
hanced In value In the event of the grab
being jerfeeted. It Is valued now
$000.
hltlMinrr oTntri,,!
on March lns-t. and the citv declined t"
1 lenen n, i0r th- reason, according to
Kmanuel I'liitli, who ppi.ents the Ken-
I bles that the eubll.3!im.nt of the
Municipal Court mad- It n.-cessarv for the
j iltv to llnd cjuartrrs outside of the Cltv
1 Hal. for some of its d. pattments In order
tu muny room lul the pew
, .titer Judgment had
ttt lease.
court.
been entered o 1
Mr Furth ntni immorii.,,,.
fjwiion oy taking a rule to show cause
v hy th" judgment should not be opened
Meantime a bill was introduced in the
Joint Committee of Councils on Citv
I ropcrty providing for an extension of
the original leate to the State Fencibks
lor 10 oar longer. This was favorably
i"po-ti--d fiom eommitt.-e, hut no action
was taken bv Council ns n hr,.i.. ,. .t...
at 1 proposed ordinance.
.vir. i-uitii explained to Court of Com-
jr A IHB; si Sgt h - HHHHIIIH I
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followed bv shai pest criticism among Porter had agreed that no further Mepi
those familiar with the scheme of the ' would he taken b the cltv to get nos
Municipal Court. ,,..,. ' lor of the armory building until Coun-
It was pointed o;it tod. that the gang uis had a, ted on the proposed ordinance
major tv In councils wus willing enough nr i,i,rth adderf t'mt mV .J "' .
in n.n,1 mlllln. tn hnl.e fl Ml.nielnal I ' , L L. J t-"U h appropriation
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aniiiiirjaeq loan to provide
Court less than a ear old. but that plana
w hich would be of .ncalculable henetit to
persons In every part of Philadelphia In
tne new subwav and other tinnsit im
provements were being held up and
blocked at every turn.
Councils granted W,O0O of the loan bill
mone for the Municipal Court p. una. but
reiuctantl allowed JSOn.OfpO for preliminary
work to Improve transit only under the
heaviest pressure of public opinion, It
was pointed oi.t
After th revelation Saturdav of the
plans to buy nearl an entii cltv square
and put up buildings north SiA'V'OO, of
ficials connected with thf Municipal Court
admitted the truth of the Idea as set
foith after Investigations
n'LY THK "ENTEniNO WEDGE "
FZxecutlve ccrk Fred C. Simon, of the
Municipal Court, admitted that the 00,Olo
item in the loan bill and the ordinance
passed ove- the Maor'a veto io acquit e
a small plot at 21t and Race streets were
onlv th "entering wedses" in the scheme
to hour the Muni' ipal Court In mag
nificent buildings on an expensive tract.
"We proposed to add fj.im time to time
to the Magdalen home property." said
Fimou. "The li.'X In the lan bill wan
to he the hasls of 8 building fund. After
getting tht flMt property we Intended
acquiring more by m-w ordinance until
the plans was carried out "
The new House of Detention at &d and
Aich streets would be abandoned if the
land grab plans went through. This wan
admitted by promoters of the grab
scheme
The House of Detentton was completed
rnly six vear ago. and It is still in
i.qod condition according to Mrs. Henry
P nichardson. wife cf the superintend
ent and assistant to him
"The halls are very crowded during the
cnurt days," said Mrs Richardson, "and
the noise "f passing street cars makes It
liaid to hear In the courtroom. If it were
not for the court her, we would be able
to manage very net' "
When the Juvenile court was moved
to the House of Detention many of the
offices on the flrst floor of the building
were turned over to probation officers and
other officials, and playrooms awl other
quarters for the children had to be taken
to the second floor.
We ubed to be pressed for room to
a. commodate the children." said Mrs.
nichardson, "but since Juduo Gorman
lias been holding court every day instead i
of once each week there Is not so much
congestion " I
PRESENT QUARTERS AMPLE. I
A trip through the house falls to show !
any signs of crowding or serious defects ,
in the plan of construction. Children sat j
etudjlng their lessons in class rooms and I
ever thing seemed in excellent order
There are divisions for ftmt offenders
and second offenders and the sanitary
arrangements and tenihatlon stems
ar faultless, according to Mrs Richard-son
"But you are not here on a rourt day,'"
MATl 1 lit, .-.A,-;,
fOl thf, Mlin. Tnal ,'rt..-. ,, . '
teiievj the neresiiv f.lr niiH ,U x.-.. ,
Uble. and he tlierefoie apj.ealed to the
-f illy side rt the court to open the ji'dg.
ment entered on th" lase.
Assistant Cit Solicitor Edgar W I.ank
areu-d that Director porter had no au
thority to act for the cltv in such a
matter and the ,aiv Department wa
lajlng Itself open to criticism by reason
or the delay in getting possession of the
armory. The court said that Council?
was the only authority for leasing citv
pioperfes and ihe rule to open judgment
xv as discharged
Passengerswho arrived in port on the American liner Dominion today.
Nearly all had some war experience to tell, eager to make it known and glad
to be home again. Reading from left to right are Miss Elizabeth Doerr, of
this city, who left Brussels a day after the German occuftation of the city;
John Vrooman, an American Boy Scout, who lived in England for three
years and had a chance to sec what war activity is like; Captain Frank V.
Avery, U. S. A. retired, who spoke highly of the German army and mobiliza
tion; De Forrest Hart, of Chicago, who arrived from South Africa and spoke
of the sentiment among England's erstwhile enemies and present loyal sub
jects, the Boers, and Mrs. K. Gabel and her son, Milton, who were in Berlin
at the height of the warlike enthusiasm.
POLICE SEEK BODY NEWS-POST QUITS;
OF MAN WHOSE WIFE RADICAL PAPER HAD
SCOUTS SUICIDE IDEA EXCITING CAREER
immington Retires in Order
lo Permit Election of Suc
cessor in November Who
Will Uphold Mayor's
Hands.
Wharf
nevent
From Liverpool.
MAN ACCUSED OF SHOOTING
AT BICYCLIST WITH BALL
Police Declare He Fired When Rider
Continued Loud Ringing.
oie Be!' --rmuld not he
Carr's Coat Found on Bridge, Scripps-McRae Publication,
But Mrs. Carr Says He Says President Clark, Was
Didn't Have Enough ! Not a Paying Proposition.
"Nerve" lo End His Life. I Two Years Old.
m.
...w.v u. -n.uia not ne rung r,u the.
.Sabbath in the mon of Jos-pph Bolden
of 171 West Price street ft u ajipd
he demonstrated his objection to this
T!!. I.l,y, 8h00tlr"f at Itaymond Hull,
of MI8 Marlon street liolden WaS ,," a'
under a ball .,v Magistrate P-nnocb,
of the Oermantuwn police gtatlon. this
According to the polle
riding m
1 Wheihei Hairy Carr. 510 North Tenth
ktreet. Camden, is a suieide or not Is ex-
I pected to be dotermined bv 0 rew from
the police boat Reybuin today. Th
I man's coat was found on tho Maiket
, street bridge over tho Schuylkill fUver
early today, but hi vlfe, whom It Is
! alleged he tiled to kill last night, scouts
Hull had heen ' t'10 uWdo theory, nailm.- tier husband
to take his
me nelchborhonfl nf tvnnA 1 jn nf hm'n nppv .ttmuli
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ZL r..7.:..., ;..,.u,T -"" raet, rinslns ,ifB.
uirvL-in ucii 111 ii nn Pfiiiiio l..j 1 1 - '
dlaereeable monnei, and Oolden tx
pressed his objection t.j the nuisance
several times to the Uiat without beine
aule to persuade him to stop Finally
itolden drew 4 revolt r and. the police
otttw, iircu ut Iiail 'I'M Hlilla , . ji
Hall aud bulled Itself in the tonnea.11 t Levins sas ho Ualleves tho coat left on
nn automob'Ie standlne In front of the 'be bridge was put mere lor a "bluff."
garage owned by Edttnrd Miller a num. (:r' WBS uul " P'Obftllon tindci
ber of men standing in front of h . suspended sentence for previous theft
ace narrowly escaped btlnz sinmL- . hen a new uarmut was sivorn out for
This theory Is aUn shared by John
Levins, a Camden detective, who said lo.
day Carr as wanted lit Camden for rub.
ber and he was still buntlnu for him.
despite tho fact person lesuneq to see
I The News-Post has suspended. The
( last Issue appeared Saturday, but the
announcement that the newspaper had
ceased publication waa withheld until
this rnornlpg. The XewB-Post, a mem-
I ber of the Scrlpps-McRae league of
newspapers, was published at Tenth and
Hamilton streets. In tho heart of the old
Tenderloin with two afternoon edition.
The tlrst Isauo appeared April 10, 1912.
j Silicu then It appeared without Interrup-
I tion until this morning, for a time dur-
j inff the outbreak of the Kuropean war
1 a Sunday edition was published.
The radical tone which predominated in
escaped btlns struck.
Spanish Course to Aid Business
Piompted by the suggestion of esnort
Injr (irms engaeed in the South American
trade a course in Spanish and Spanish"
American business lawa and customs
opens tonight In the West Hranth J". M.
GENUINE REIFclT
A 1'hattanooga man leontlv met on the
highway an aged darkey of his acquaint
ance with his arm in a sllnsr. wt,UB"u'
"Is your arm broken?" asked tli Chat
tanooga man solicitously.
me old fellow grinned- "-o,
ain't broken only kuii fcoie."
"Ah, been huntlns?"
"No. sub: ain't been huntin1;
shootin' at trees."
"Target practice, oh?"
"No suh ain't target practice
shootin' at trees "
' I don t understand "
Well. suh. It' lest like dis I pues out
Into d uoods. an' 1 selects mv trees an
I shoots bullets into 'em In a little while
de trees grows 'round de bullets Den I
cuts 'era down to sell to persons from de
charsiug him with tnieeny
Itoliuujshead, a soap triahtr
hoss, Jt
been
Jest
U protested when it was pointed out . North as relies of de battle of Lookout
tLat Ur House of Detention did nn stem, Mountain." Iew Orleans Sutcs.
inc the man jump fiom the brtduo toUnv. ! the News-Pobt inado It a source of curl
usiiy nun wunuir 10 me man in ttm btteet.
Its publishers denied any connection with
nn part, but the paper seneully was
rewarded na dominatid by Socialihts.
The Newj.-1'oit had an exciting career.
At one tunc the staff was aricsted on a
chaise of criminal l.bel proftired by
Magistrate Tliumtu. XV Mcf',trluud, and
laut May the publishers cro reprimanded
b Juds' Mai tin, of the Common Pleas
t'auit, for tlielr c-o.nment on ,-i damage
suit for damages tried before him
The suspension this morning was a com
pute emprise to those In touch with, the
nonspaper ileal in Philadelphia! Three
months ago the size uf the paper was
Increased from four to eiht pases and
n more ambitious tone pervaded its ac
tivities Theio was much wonder as to
"how the kept It Boim?," but questioners
were told the paper would be continued
fo rat least two jcais longer.
Tho decision lo suspend became known
here aftet the return of H. H. t'laik, tho
provident of the company, from I.os
Anscles last Friday.
"Phllariilphla in a good town," said Mr.
Clark this mnrniii)?. "but we didn't "put
up the paper In the wav to make people
bu it This wan not a failure All our
bill-) are paid We have lust quit, that
Is nil When a rimpps-Mcltae pacer
his aricst
fiom n M,
1 of Camden,
Avoiding to the polho of tho 3Jd street
and Woodland avenue precinct, a small
j boy came to them this morning. sa)ing
he had seen a man jump Irom the Market
street bridtre and ttiat his coat was (eft
on Hie ledge. The cat ws found and
the police boat iUifturn bent to si apple
for the supposed body
In tho pockets uf the co.it found on
Market street hrldi; was u letter ud
dressed to Hurry I'uri, 158 (Jreen street,
Philadelphia- Kubsetiuent invusUfeittloiis
have led the polke to adopt a theory
that the owner of the coat wat the same
Cnrr wanted In Canulan for larceny.
Other papem found In the oout pockets
strengthened this idea
P. J. McGARVEY RE-ELECTED
Patrick J McUarvey was te-elected
countv prulflent of the An lent Order of
Hlberiiian.- 41 Hie Uonlnj; xtssion of their
conveniioii In Id last night in Apollo Hull
Thomas K Neill was tletiirl vi e prca
(dent . Joj.n r itorica'i.
( . - , y-
residing becie- noesn . paj it i tui3 uiuiuut anj xuss.
finaiulal secro- came "s "i n- preliminary
tHrv Rrvan J Tairset
tary. Patrick J Fitzgerald, coirespondlng announcement, and we are going out the
secretar; Patrick McLaughlin, the na- ' same way. It Is not the Scripps-McRae
Uo&bI president, attended, the meeting. policy to u lts PPi"
James Slmmlnffton, Common Council
man from the 2Sth Ward, and candidate
for the Legislature from the 19th Distiict
on the Democratic and Washlngtot tick
ets, resigned from Councils at ncm to
1 day. Mr. Slmmlnston came to City Hall
11 with Alexis J. Limeburner, also Council
man from the 2Sth Ward, and handed his
formal resignation to President McCurdy.
Back of Mr. Slmmlneton's resignation
Is tho fight of tho admlnistintlon leaders
j in Councils tn muster enough votes to
stand behind Mayor Hlankenburg In his
I icform measures. Legally, Mr Slmming-
ton. oven If elected to the LegisUtuie,
might havo remained in Councils until
1 January 1, 1013. I3y teslgiilng then, how
I over, the seat of one reform Councilman
I would have been vacant until the No
1 vember election next jear.
The teslsnatlon of Mr. Slmmlugton at
this time gives nn opportunity for his
sucessor to be elected on November 4,
this year. Mr. Slmmlngton intends to co
operate with the reform leaders In his
ward to have elected a man who will
stund by the Major In order that the
numerical ratio of administration and or
ganization Councilmen will remain as It
now Is.
Several men have been considered by
the administration leaders lo (III the
CouncIInianle vacancy, Amony these
Jacob Itothkusle, who lives 11 1 the south
east corner of 2.'d and Dauphin streets,
Is the most favored. Mr. Rothkugle re
signed as nominee for the Legislature
on the Washington party ticket In oider
to perfect fusion In tho 19th District.
His sacrifice In resigning, his friends say,
makes him the logical candidate to take
the placa made vacant by Mr. Slm
mlnston. from the Democratic party and five from
the Washington patty will meet tonight
to dttermlne upon the candidate. Pro
vided they agree upon a name the Wat-h-Ington
party Waid Committee will meet
totnoirow night to Indorse their choice.
The Democratic Waid Committee will
meet on Thursday night to take similar
action.
Air. Slmmlngton was elected to Com-
I mon Council In 1911 at the tlmj Rudolph
' lllankenburg was elected Mayor. Last
1 year he was te-elected with little oppo
1 sltion. Two other Common Con ml I nun
tepresent the Twenty-eighth Ward. Aleh
.1. Limeburricr and Charles J. .McKinnoy.
In helect Council William H Qulgley rep
lesenta the ward.
SANJAK OF N0VIBA2AR
(A dispatch from Kragnj ovals re.
ctntly stated that the Austrlans )ial
evacuated the Sanjak of Novlbazar.)
The Sanjak of Novlbazar!
It sounds like a drink fit the bar,
Or the ell of a lynx
With tho willies, methlnks:
It sounds like the name of a gtflr
Shining far,
Or the script on a Pullman cnr.
The Sanjak of Novllj4Zarl
It sounds like a Japanese tar,
Or the opulent themos
Of mad heroin dreams.
Or the growl of a ukasing Czar,
When tlie are
At grapples In Novlbazar.
The Sanjak of Novlbazar'
It sounds like a family Jar.
Or the catamount screech
Of a BUI Sulzer speech
No wonder the Austrian are
Hikln? far
From the Sanjak of Novlbazar!
Nw York Bun.
With hundreds of passengers from nil
parts of tho European war zone on board
the American Line steampshlp Dominion
landed at tho Washington avenue wharf
from Liverpool, this morning. The liner
arrived after an uneventful voyage, on
which no obstacles were encountered,
"not even a German cruiser." as Captain
W. E. Ingham put It.
But if the voyage of the ship was un
eventful the experiences encountered by
many of the passengers on the continent
wore different. Many of the passengers,
and particularly the women, have ex
periences of all sorts to relate.
A graphic story of the occupation of
Brussels by tho German forces was told
by Miss Elizabeth Doerr, of this city,
who left Brussels a day after the arrival
of the German army there.
"I shall never forget tho sight," said
Miss Doerr. "One million men. like a
great rolling cloud, passed thtough the
city. It took them three days and three
nights to do It, and when they got through
Brussels was foraged. There was hardly
a bit of food In the city. Not a drop of
milk could be gotten. All the food stores
and warehouses weic emptied by tho
Germans and the palace and public
houses weie occupied by the new Ger
man ganlson left behind by the main
ni iny.
"It was on August M early in the morn
ing when we received ordeifi that nil flags
but tho Getman anil tho American flags
must be removed fiom sight. A short
time nfter the tecelpt of this order the
first German officer, riding on a bicycle,
cnteied the city. We saw him, foi, en
courogtd by the icpoit from the American
legation that the rlty would be sur
rendered without toslstance, wo took a
chance and went out for a promenade.
Behind the oillcer came 40 cavalty men
with ilfies ready to shoot if any sign of
sniping should appar. And then camo
tho real sight. One million men, one huge,
endless cloud or humanity entered the
city. U seems strange, but all of them
looked tiled. Man1 of them seemed to
be dozing on their horcs, nnd every now
and then, tnuscd by some noise and sound,
would hurriedly open their eyes and look
nbcmt them.
PRAISn FOR TlI'.AKD WHITLOCK.
Great credit Is due to Brand Whltlock,
the American Minister to Belgium, I don't
know what tho Americans in Brussels
would have done without his valuable
nld. But that Is not all. The fact that
Brussels was saved from tho fate of
Louvnln Is due diiectly to the efforts of
Mr. Whitlock. On the eve of the arrival
of the German nrmy 11 meeting, at which
the city autlioiilles and Mr, Whltlock 1
I vvero piesent. was hold In the City Hall. I
1 It was at first suggested that the Bel-
glnns defend the city to tho very last j
II1UI1, UUl .MT. lllllUCIV fllUlUUCM tll'UU IIIU
civil and military authorities to Mirien
der tho city, baying that It would be use
lesn to miike ai" r wisiance, since it
would bo overcome and would only re
sult In great loss of life and property.
I "I am glad to say," continued Miss
I Dooir, "that till the an licisures of
Brussels have teen saved from selzuro
I ! the Germans, because thc had all
en previously removed lo England."
Miss Doerr said that after leaving Brus
sels It took her 1! houis to get to Ostcnd,
whereas tho trip should not Like moie
than two hours. She left Philadelphia in
July nnd went to Rrutstls to cumplcto a
courso in music.
T'HAISi:S UimMANMETHOUS.
Great admiration for tho eltkiency of
German mobilisation was expressed by
Captain Frank P. Avery, U S. A. re
tired, who arrived from Vienna and I
Munich. 1
Captain Avery, who resides in Wash-j
ington, and Is a veteran of the Spanish- I
American war. mid that the speed, effi
ciency and marvelous pieililuu of the
Getman mobilisation was the admiration
of every man who knew anything about
military silence "Tht pi-uplt in Vienna
and In Munich mid till Auktiiun and Ger
man towns we passtd are stmpi' cruzj
for war The patrotic funz that has
been aroused among the population Is
nothing sort of religious enthusiasm. In 1
Vienna hundreds of women were clamor
inr to go to war nnd wanted to Join tho
away,"
ROTTEN HOSE BALKS
FIREMEN IN FIGHT
AT $50,000 BLAZE)
Could Not Carry HigKl
Pressure Streams to Burn
ing Plant of E. J. Spangler
& Co. Prediction Up.',,
held.
Rotten hose, which burst when attached
to the lilgh-pressuro fire main, a thins
jredlcted recently by Dlreclor of Puolio
(Safety Porter, held up firemen early this
mornlne at .1 $50,0W firo In the enveloj
ana paper pmnt ' r u, J. Spangler & Co
1237 to 1249 North Howard atreet. A girl
who dlHcovcicd the blnzo fainted after
rousing neighbors, nnd a policeman,
whose homo Is across tho street from h
burned building, ran eight blocks in hit
bare feet to turn In two alarms,
Tho bursting hose this morning Is th
second experience of that kind firemen
have had In loss than 4S hours. Lat,
Saturday nftcrnoon three separata llnei
of hoso burst while firemen were fighting'
a big blaze at the Koasch packing plant,
Second and Brown streets, and In on
Instance spectators were drenched.
GIRT. DISCOVERS FLAMES.
Tho fire this morning was discovered J
fow minutes nftor i o'clock by Miss Irene'
Yale, 1231 Howard street, two doors frora
the burning building. She was aroused
by tho crackling of flames and when tU
saw the blaze she screamed "fire" and
then fell back In her room In a faint
Her mother, Mrs. May Tale, arouse
neighbors, including Policeman Bender r
the Front and Master streets statto'n!
Hurrying out to send In an alarm, Ben,
dor fell down stairs, but was not hurt"
The bluecoat, In his pajamas and without.'
shoca or stockings, ran two blocks ta
GIrard nvcnuo and sent In an alarm.
When ho returned tho envelope plant wu
blazing so fiercely that he ran back
again and turned In a second alarm.
By the time policemen and flremea
arrived the three floors of the plant
were ablaze and the flames were threat
enlng adjoining dwellings. The family
of James Schrelner, 133 Howard street
had persistently refused to heed th
calls of neighbors to flee to the atreet
Policemen Cooper and Casper finally ran
into the house and carried out three
children, nfter which the parents fol
lowed. Several firemen were partially over
come by the thick smoke, but after beln
treated by ambulance mr. ,
three hospitals who camo to the seen
they returned to work. No one was In
Jured. HAD TO TURN WATER OFF.
The hose that burst had been run vp
a small alley from a hlgh-prcssute pluf
near Howard nnd Thompson streets.
Firemen had been using It to direct a
strong stream of water on the rear of
the burning building. They had to turn
off the water and run a line of new hos.
This Is the second timo the Spangler
Plant has been burned down. The flnt
was about three years ago and an eqnil
amount of damage was done at that time.
JL,??3 ei'tlmatu today that the loti
J? I? ran5 from -m t0 s!ooa Bo
far the orliHn nf ,. v.i L ' . . "
determined. """c ntta not Bem
of the ilames was duo to the fact that
shift T,I?0'"e,Wiiere near the e'""or
shaft ihlfc acted ns a flue by leadine
the the to the upper floors within a few
minutes after its start.
Only quick work by the fireman m n.
nlng new lines of hoso Saturday nn
prevented the firo at the Roesh plant from
SSfv'nl UrUg?,the neighborhood. Z
SSIU nDono,rowtoe'BU?rodn.,hoaft
testU0n,f hnosordbf -nuerwrite s'
inli m ' ,bec'nU30 he would rather
lose the hose In service than In test
Councils will not ptovlde for new ho..'
that Is badly needed. The Director acreed
with th fire underwriters who saw H
per cent, of the hoe being used In this
Vll ft lUi rotten- '""mating that
,C8Mt,.Y0"ld be to ,nvlt lepltetioa
of tho Baltimore fire In this city
THE WEATHER
Official Forecast
WASHINGTON, Sept 2i
.v?r T!crn. pr",n3J-'vanla and New Jer
rrn, 1 alr "'K'" and Tuesday, with
nro0rSthwesTw0ndds.P'aCeS ,0n,E'"' m0lent'
.in'' fl,,'inetr,c Wure has continued
since Saturday over tho eastern half of
wtV0U",r' ,aUenile'i "' generally fair
leather and temperatures auinewhat bo.
2WLn?i'ma,' T.h0 crcst ot ' "K"
f"; or,tl' ,"' !'' Erie this morning, and
IU,nt to heavy frosts are reported from
tho lower Luko region, New York, New
Lngland and northern and central Penn
sylvania. A disturbance of slight inten
sltj covers tho Rocky Moutain slope, but
It has caused but little precipitation thus
tnr. There aro Indications that a tropical
storm Is developing off the Louisiana
tuabt. and stoim warnings are displayed
along the middle Gulf coast.
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