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Sensational Statement' ? Saloon
keepers in Jud^e McGee's,
Court This Morning.
Say the Administration Got One-Third
the Income From the Nickel
Gambling Machines.
Agents Had a Monopoly for a Cer-
tain Kind of Machine and Col-
lected the Money.
One-third of the income from the slot
machines operated by ninety-seven Min
neapolis saloonkeepers was set aside for
"protection" from the "authorities,"
otherwise the police.
That is the substance of the statements
made in Judge McGee's courtroom this
morning by Thomas Lyons, Gideon E.
Clark, J. E. "Tooze" Rogers and others.
This was the day appointed for the sen
tencing of the saloonkeepers who had
pleaded guilty to having in their places
nickel-in-the-slot gambling machines.
They were on hand to pay their fines.
Sensational Charge*.
This sensational charge was made with
circumstantial minuteness, and, accord
ing to the saloon-keepers who made the
disclosures, the agents were Fred Briggs,
Frank Nlmocks and a man named Peter
son, who, it was made to appear, had
arranged matters with some one con
nected with the administration, and as
one saloon man put it, one-third of the
money had to go to the "ice man" in or
der to secure protection from raids by
the police.
At the conclusion of the lengthy hear
ing Judge McGee imposed a fine of $50
and costs, or sixty days in the work
house, and the accused given until Mon
day to pay, but in most instances the
money was forthcoming at once. Bench
warrants were issued for several who did
not appear.
Judne Is Suspicion*.
"I have heard that these machines were
put in the saloons in a manner that prac
tically amounted to compulsion, and if any
state of affairs like this existed, now is
the time to tell it," remarked Judge Mc-
Gee to Edward Fahey, one of the ninety
seven saloonkeepers who were arraigned
under indictments charging them with
operating nickel-in-the-;slot gambling de
Judge McGee also stated that he had
heard that immunity from prosecution had
been promised, and he called upon the
saloonkeepers as they were arraigned, to
explain the circumstances under which the
machines were put in.
Faliey's Account.
"It was this way, your honor," ex
plained Mr. Fahey. "Fred Briggs and an
other man called at my place and told me
that if 1 would put in a machine they
would see that there was no trouble, and
they assured me that I ran no risk. I let
them put in the machine and we divided
the profits."
ThoniaM Lyons' Story.
The first real sensation of the day came
a little later on, and when Thomas Lyons,
a Fourth street saloon keeper, was asked
as to what arrangements he had made, if
any, concerning the machines, he replied
that he had an understanding with Briggs
and Peterson. He said:
: Briggs told me that everything :
: had been "fixed," and that we :
: -were sure of protection at head- :
: quarters. One third of the :
: money was to go to me, one- i
: third to the men operating the :
: machines, and one-third to the :
: authorities. :
Just before a ten-minte recess, taken
about noon, Gideon E. Clark, the com
mission man, who operated several ma
chines of a different make from those of
the Briggs syndicate, which are owned
by the Marshfield Novelty company,
pleaded guilty to having had a machine
stored in his office.
Different Machines.
Judge McGee questioned him closely,
and it was brought out that he had placed
several machines around town, and that
he had encountered great opposition from
the Briggs syndicate. During the recess,
Clark sought voluntarily an interview
with Judge McGee, and what took place
in the latter"s chambers was brought out
After the recess, Clark was summoned
before the court and he said that he had
first been called upon by a man named
Phillips, who told him that everything had
been "fixed," and he was afterwards seen
by Blodgett, agent for the Marshfield Nov
elty company, who informed him that he
would have to do business with Briggs.
the understanding being that the money
was to be divided equally between himself,
Briggs and the authorities.
When Clark Refnueil to Pay.
"At first," said Clark, "I paid the money
to Briggs, and later on I refused to do
business with him, when he sent word
that my machines would be smashed. I
had a machine in Charley Gebhart's which
be removed, and replaced it with one of
his own. Boldgett informed me that
Briggs must have one-third of the money
with which to "fix" the 'authorities and
the newspapers, and when I refused to
give up, 1 was informed that 1 would be
compelled to do so if I run the machines
at all.
o o
: Afterwards a man named :
: Peterson called upon me and :
: asked me to accompany him to :
: the office of Dr. Ames, where :
: Briggs was waiting. The doctor :
: was not in, and I said I would :
: not wait, when Peterson went :
: out to see the mayor. :
: In a short time he returned. :
: and said he had seen the doctor, :
: and that everything was all :
; right. Peterson said he asked :
: the mayor if he should give one- :
: third to Briggs. and the latter :
: had said "no," but that the :
: money should be given to :
: Blodgett. :
o o
Clark then stated that he had employed
a man named Caffery to look after his
machines, and the latter told him that
Blodgett had said that there was not much
in the machines, as one-third had to go
to the newspapers and the authorities.
He also made the startling statement
that Briggs had said that if he did not
come :o time with the machines he would
close the saloons where they were located
at midnight and on Sundays.
Rogers' Story.
"Tooze" Rogers, who was indicted on
seven counts, and paid five fines, told the
court that he had been guaranteed pro
tection by Briggs, who told him he need
not have fear of any interference, as he
had "fixed" things with the authorities
and the newspapers. Rogers said it was
his understanding that the latter were to
receive one-third of the receipts.
So far as the newspapers are concerned,
it must be apparent to everyone that this
was only an excuse on the part of Briggs,
for the newspapers, as a matter of rec
ord, did not suppress the fact that these
gambling devices were being installed,
but call£d attention to the fact repeated
ly that they were becoming more numer
ous and consequently more harmful than
ever before. .
All Pleaded Guilty.
The indicted saloon-keepers were ar
raigned separately, and it was long past
noon when the last man had entered his
plea. All pleaded guilty.
Only a few were represented by attor
ney.o, Lars Rand and Victor E. Welch
being the most conspicuous, and as Judge
McGee took matters into his own hands,
there was little to do.
Machines Forced on Them.
In a large number of cases the saloon
keepers told the court that" while they
objected to the machines, they were al
most forced to operate them, and in al
most every case the accused had been
informed that there was not the slightest
danger of any interference.
As may be imagined, not a few funny
happenings occurred in the course of the
rigid examinations made by Judge Mc-
Gee. *
One dealer informed the court that
Briggs had told him he had to "fix" the
"ice man." Andrew Olson said that he
had been told that all was lovely apd he
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would not get into trouble, "but," he
naively remarked to the court, "Just the
same, your honor, I did."
Frank J. Goss allowed the machines In
his saloon because he thought this a more
wide-open and lenient administration than
some others, and he assumed that every
thing would be O. K. ''At the same time,
he remarked in a patronizing manner to
the court, "you see, your honor, I had no
idea of the enormity of the offense."
JutlKc Motiee'a Keiuirkn.
In imposing his ominous sentence, Judge
McGee first referred to the statute gov
erning gambling, and after alluding to the
penalty, which might be a J2OO fine, or
six months ia the workhouse, he said he
was not impressed with the conviction
that a severe sentence should be imposed
for a first offense, but he gave warning
that if the offense is repeated he will
mete out the full penalty.
•There has beena great deal said to
day," remarked the court, '•which goes to
indicate that the saloonkeepers were not
altogether free agents. In placing the
machines in their places of business, but,"
added the court, significantly, "this'ls^ a
matter that will be considered later."
County Is #."»,000 Hicher.
Immediately after sentence had been
pronounced, a rush was made for the office
of Clerk of the Courts Dickey, and for
some time that official and Deputy Clerks
Royce, Kobler, Ryberg and others were
kept busy In taking in the coin of the
realm. The fine and costs in each case
amounted to about $55, and by Monday the
coffers of the county treasurer will have
been enriched to the extent cf nearly
Dr. Croffut, Formerly of Minnesota,
Is an Aspirant.
He Would Like to Show That It Is
Possible to fcive on the
From Th« Journal Bureau, Boom 45, Pott
Building, n'aaitiugton.
Washington, May 4.—Dr. W. A. Croffut,
of this city, and formerly of Minnesota,
has applied to the state department
for the position of consul at Pre
toria, Transvaal, made vacant by the
resignation of Adelbert S. Hay. Dr. Crof
fut refers in his application to reports
that applicants for the place had with
drawn when they learned that it was im
possible to live on the salary, $2,000 a
year. He says that he is willing to take
the place to demonstrate that the salary
is sufficient to cover expenses. The ap
plication has been placed on file.
The reported rejec-
BIXBY WILL tion of the Dawes
commission treaty by
NOT LOSE the Cherokee Nation
will not, according to
HIS JOB. officials of the inter
ior department, have
any effect upon the life of the commission,
and Tarns Bixby will hold his Job for
some time.
Department officials say that the Chero
kee Nation is but one of five tribes with
which the Dawea commission has been
negotiating. They also say that, while
the Cherokees are the most enlightened
of the five tribes, that does not preclude
the acceptance of the treativ?3 already ne- '
gotiated by the other four tribes. Then
there is the possibility that a new teraty
will be made with the Cherokees and this
will take time. Therefore the commis
sion is likely to live for a good many
years. —W. W. Jermane.
Washington Small Talk.
Myron Young was to-day appointed post
master at Ralston, Carroll county, lowa.
; Charles Gulliksen of North Dakota has
I been appointed to a $660 clerkship and Ralph
li. Whitcomb of Wisconsin to an ?840 posi
tion m the treasury department.
Secretary Gage of the treasury department
' has appointed an expert commission to super
intend the preparation of plans for a new
building for the department of agriculture.
One of the experts is Cass Gilbert of New
York, late of St. Paul, the man who prepared
the plans for the new capitol of Minnesota.
Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Taylor
has designated Bernard Osann, a Chicago
business man, to act as special agent of the
department to select a site for the public
building at Eau Claire. Plans for the new
building are nearly completed and advertise
ments for contracts for erection will be sent
out in a short time.
Colorado Is Afflicted With An
other Severe
Leadville, Col., May 4. —Nearly a foot
of snow has fallen here during the past
forty-eight hours. At Glenwood Springs
the storm has been the most severe ever
known there in May.
New York, May 4. —A.London dispatch
to the World says the London Daily Ex
press asserts that control of the European
canals is to be a jart of J. P. Morgan's
plans, so as to secure the delivery of steel
into the heart of Europe at .jthe smallest
possible expense.
The Weary Willie World— lf some one would only call off this English bull dog I might have a little peace.
Administration's Warning on
Crash in Wall Street Would Affect
Legitimate Business.
Secretary Gaffe la Anticipating That
by Hl« Purcliaaes of
New Yofk3un Saeclml Servfom
Washington, May 4.—Since the presi
dent himself has begun to warn the peo
ple against the danger of overspeculation,
many treasury officials, who hitherto have
been keeping quiet, are now talking al
most openly. They are not bears on the
situation generally, and were far from
pleased at the sensational decline in the
stock list yesterday. All they want is
that the general public should not be
caught in a trap.
The best friends of the administration
are anxious because they believe there
is an inevitable crash coming in Wall
street. They don't care particularly
about the gains or losses of mere specu
lators, but they do know that a crash
in Wall street means a sudden and ex
traordinary stringency in the money mar
ket. This, it is feared, naturally will re
sult disastrously to legitimate commercial
President McKinley's administration has
been marked by business prosperity to an
extent which even the wildest spellbind
ers in the campaign of 1896 did not dare
predict. The president and his close
friends are naturally extremely anxious
that the splendid record of his adminis
tration should not be spoiled by a tem
porary relapse toward the financial con
Report That He Has Made a Will Designating
the New Pontiff, on the Theory of
Absolute Power.
London, May 4.—The pope, according to a dispatch to the Times from Rome, is
understood to have made a will designating his successor, thus modifying the habitu
al mode of choosing a pope by a conclave. The news of the pope's will first took shape
in a diplomatic note from the Bavarian minister to his government. Its theory is
simple—the papal power being absolute involves the right of najaing a successor.
Dealing with the rumors of Cardinal Rampolla's retirement from the office of sec
retary of state, the correspondent says Rampolla is aiming for the tiara, and that if
the pontiff died to-day the struggle would be between Cardinals Rampolla and Van
The correspondent calculates that Cardinal Rampolla is sure of thirty-three votes
but needs thirty-six. The correspondent says:
"There remains but one obstacle for Cardinal Rampolla to overcome, an obstacle
that is immense in an affair where traditions are everything. It is contrary to cus
tom for a secretary of state to succeed his master. This is why it is not improbable
that Cardinal Rampolla will strive to appear to have been disgraced, in order not to
preserve responsibility for an authority in the throes of death. In quitting the of
fice of secretary of state before the promulgation of the associations bill, he will avoid
quarreling with the French government, and be sent to the propaganda. He would
assure himself of the sympathy of America, which has two cardinals, of England,
which has two, and of Russia which has none, but is powerful!"
A Statement by Hi* l'h> siclan*—Will
Be Unable to Kennnie
Work Soon.
Mr. Morey was better this morning and
continued to improve all morning, the par- i
alysis evidently leaving his right side by
gradual stages. At noon he talked with
his daughter, seeming to speak with more
ease than atany time since the accident.
The physicians and family have hopes
of his recovery, though his condition is
still critical.
Drs. McDavitt and McGaughey, the at
tending physicians, gave out this state
ment at 10 o'clock:
Mr. Morey is much better this morning.
He rested well last night. This morning he
shows more signs of consciousness, though
ditions of five years ago. Therefore, they
have been quietly preaching conservatism,
and they- Bay that the president himself
will devote considerable time to this sub
ject in all his speeches during the com
ing month. t
The president's influence and that of bis
administration will be turned, not •so
much 'to stopping speculation in Wall
street, for no one can do that, but rather
to warn "legitimate business men to trim
their sails so they may not be caught in
I the storm which financial experts general
ly are now predicting will come upon the
country -before the snow flies, and quite
possibly before the first . frost.
Secretary Gage Is : Anticipating;
Tighter ' Money.
V«« York Sun Spmelal s»t-rio« ,
Washington, May 4.— Secretary Gage Is
going ahead, quietly buying bonds for the
account of the sinking fund,'whenever of
fers are made to the government at what
he considers a reasonable price, which is
not far from 113%.. The purchases thus
far have amounted to $7,110,750. All this
money ( has gone out of the treasury into
the open market, but it has been in small
lots. For instance, the purchases closed
yesterday were for $60,000 at 113.6123, and
$85,000 at 113.6150. • ,
The curious thing Is that the bankers
don't seem to have waked up to the situa
tion. They can sell profitably their 4
per cent, bonds: to the treasury "at : the
figures quoted, buy 2 per cent bonds'at the
market quotation, use them as a basis of
circulation and make money by the trans
Under the new law the bank saves one
half of 1 per cent a year of the tax on
circulation when the new 2 per cent bonds
are used. It is about an even thing to
exchange the 4satll2^>,for the 2s at 106&.
The saving of the tax on bonds deposited
to secure circulation amounts to about
$500 on each $100,000. About $25,000,000 in
the 4 per cent bonds are now used as a
basis for circulation. The full tax rate
must be paid on them. They are owned
by the banks, and they could be sold to
the treasury at the current rate, thus per
mitting the purchase of 2 per cent bonds
at the market price, with a consequent
saving to the bankers' of the country on
their tax on circulation of over $125,000
every year.
The advantages of selling bonds to the
treasury may become more apparent later,
when money gets a little tighter. There
is already deposited in the national banks,
to the credit of the treasurer of the
United States, $90,000,000 in round num
bers. This can be increased considerably,
of course, but possibly not without some
criticism of the secretary. At 'the rate
speculation has been going in Wall street
it will be utterly impossible for the
treasury under the law to do anything like
meeting the demand for money which is
certain to ensue in the case of a rapid
slump in prices in Wall street.
still in a comatose state most of the time.
He suffers less, and there Is less paralysis.
The right side was entirely paralyzed yes
terday, indicating internal bleeding at the
base of the brain. The gradual spreading of
the paralysis was an alarming symptom. He
is able to move the right arm some this
morning, which would indicate that the
blood clot is being absorbed by the system.
No medicine is being administered. He was
given some beef broth this morning to keep
up his strength.
There will be no operation. The phy
sicians do not believe there is any dis
location or spinal injury. He is in ex
ceedingly serious condition, however, and
if he recovers, will not be able to re
sume business for a long time. Mrs.
Morey and the two children, Charles S.
Morey and Miss Jeannette Morey, are
with him continually, but are not allowed
to talk with him, and no other visitors
are allowed.
The other two members of the board
constitute a quorum, and will be able to
carry on the business of the board in
Mr. Morey's absence.
Loss by the Fire at Jacksonville, Fla., Is Esti
mated at $15,000,000-1,300 Houses
At Least Seven Lives Were Lost, and It Is
Feared That There May Be
Jacksonville, Fla., May 4. —Sunrise to
day disclosed a devastated city. The
damage is enormous. One hundred and
florty-eight blocks were swept by the
flimcs, and as far as known seven per
sons lost their lives.
A report was in circulation this morn-
Ing that a party of twenty, driven to the
docks along the St. Johns river, were
forced into the water, all attempts at
rescue by boats being futile. The river
is being searched.
Lawlessness Feared.
All the local companies of the state
militia have been on duty since mid
night and on order of Governor Jennings,
the military companies from four cities
are speeding to Jacksonville by special
trains. M&ny extra police have been
sworn in and every able-bodied man, not
doing duty in some capacity in the fire
swept district, is pressed into service.
The negroes have huddled in groups in
different parts of the city and the fear of
an attempt .at lawlessness by them, al
though not openly expressed by the
whites, is the reason for the large mili
tary force ordered here.
Fire companies from Savannah, Fer
nandina, Scala and other cities worked
the entire night, but a soaking rain will
be necessary effectually to quench the
Two Miles of Rains.
The losses will not be known for a week.
The path of the flames was thirteen blocks
wide and nearly two miles long. Prac
tically all old Jacksonville has been de
stroyed, nothing being left but a few sub
urbs and Riverside, the most fashionable
part of the city.
It is believed that the fire is the larg
est on record in proportion to the size of
the city.
Ten Thousand Homeless.
Many families lost libraries, pianos and
household / goods efter they had been
moved to a supposed place of safety.
The street car service has been at a
complete standstill since yesterday after
noon. All night the city was in darkness.
The electric light circuits were inter
rupted and the gas plant destroyed.
A conservative estimate places the num
ber of homeless people in the city at
10,000. Most of them spent the night in
the parks, on the docks 'and barge 3. Some
slept beside the few belongings they had
managed to save from the general wreck.
From $10,000,000 to $15,000,000.
Leading business men and insurance
agents estimate the total loss of property
at from $10,000,000 to $15,000,000. Mayor
Bowden this morning estimated the losa
at $15,000,000.
Children Lost.
Dr. R. H. Dean, a prominent physician,
to-day reported the loss of his two chil
dren —Helen and Francis. Ho thinks
Helen will be found, but he believes
Francis was burned to death in his office,
where they sought safety. Dr. Dean
fainted in the street after an all-night
search, and in falling he was seriously
W. B. Barnett, president of the First
National bank of Jacksonville, fainted
during the flre. He fell into smoldering
ruins, and was severely burned.
The strain and the warm weather are
telling on many of those active in rescue
work. A number of cases of prostration
were reported to-day.
Fire Chief Haney, who was overcome
yesterday when the" lire got beyond con
trol, is somewhat better.
Secretary of War Root to-day tendered
the use of the barracks at Fort Barran-*
cas, St. Augustine, for the refugees. St.
Augustine also offered to care for 1,009
refuges with its own fund*.
Prisoners Marched Away.
Before the fire reached the county jail
Sheriff Price assembled all his prisoners,
thirty-five in number, and summoning his
deputies and guards, marched the men to
Riverside. They were kept under guard
all night and this morning they were re
moved to Glencoe and St. Augustine.
A bill will be introduced in the legisla
ture immediately to bond Duval county
for $500,000 to rebuild the courthouse and
to bond the city of Jacksonville for $500,
--000 to cover an old debt and to restore
Appeal for Relief.
Money is pouring in from all Florida
cities by wire and express. The Times-
Union and .Citizen has headed a fund
which is growing rapidly. It is admitted
generally that the situation is a serious
one; that help will be needed from the
outside. It is expected that an appeal to
the people of the United States will be
Origin and Spread of the Flames—
The Damage.
Jacksonville, Fla., May 4. — The
most disastrous fire in the history of this
city began yesterday shortly after noon,
in a small factory, from a defective wire,
according to the best belief, and burned
for nearly ten hours. In that time a
property damage estimated at $10,000,000
to $15,000,000 was caused, and 10,000 were
made homeless.
According to the city map, one hun
dred and thirty blocks were burned, many
of them in the heart of the business and
residence section. The estimate of ho.use 9
to the block is ten, hence 1,300 of them
went ui> in smoke. Many of the finest
public and private buildings were de
stroyed, including hotels, theaters,
churches and residences.
Burned District.
The burned district extend 3 from Bur
bridge street on the north to St. Johns
river on the south, a of not •
quite two miles. 'The width of the deso
lated area is thirteen blocks. Within this
space practically everything is blackened
ruins. On Bay street, the principal mart
of trade, the Western Unicn Telegraph
company's building is the first building
standing, going west. Everything east
of Laura bay is gone.
At 10:15 o'clock the fire was under con
trol, having practically burned itself out.
The suburban settlements, with the ex
ception of Lavilla, are intact. Lavilla
was badly burned. Thousands of per
sons were on the streets last night, home
less, with practically all of their worldly
possessions on their backs. The depots
of the railroads were turned into tempor
ary lodging houses and hospitals.
Sweep of the Flames.
The fire started from a bit of innocent
looking wire accidentally getting into the
shredding machine of the American Fibre
company, at the corner of Davis and
Union streets.
The wind, which was already Wowing
strong from the southwest, soon was
carrying destructive embers all through
the city, the fairest portion of which lay
right in the course of the wind. The en
gine at the waterworks suffered a mishap
and nothing more than ordinary pressure
could be obtained.
By this time the flames had swept to
the Boston store, a huge furniture es- :
tablishment belonging to W. W. Cleve
land & Son, who were also proprietors
of the fibre factory. It leaped across Da
vis street and took a course right through
a section where block after block of frame
buildings, mostly occupied by negroes, had
been erected. Here is where the flre de
partment lost control as simultaneously
in half a dozen places, some of them six
blocks from the main fire, roofs were seen
to burst out in flames.
Fire Turns Back.
It took Just four hours for the flames to
consume every; building in its wake for
six or eight blocks wide from Davis street
near where it started, to the Hogan creek
viaduct, a distance of over one and a
half miles, then it doubled on itself and
came roaring up the principal thordugh
fa«e of trade, destroying everything in
what was the original incorporation of
Right into the heart of the town the
flames swept. The Windsor hotel, the St.
James, (both fine winter hotels, were con
sumed in an incredibly short time. The
opera-house followed and then row upon
row of elegant residences went up.
In the Teeth, o* the Wind.
The flames caught the freight
warehouse of the Atlantic, Valdos
ta & Western railroad and began
from there on Its backward march in
the teeth of the wind until it reached
Jones' boatyard. The wholesale grocery
store of F. & H. Dowling company, Muller
& Co., and dozens of smaller concerns
were slowly wiped out.
The flames swept down in the rear of
the United States hotel, and that, with
the Law Exchange, was doomed. Mean
time the county courthouse caught Ire,
and another splendid edifice was soon a
total wreck.
Some of the Losers.
From the United States hotel the flames
again ; jumped across the street. and / the
line :of ; march was' taken:; up > again, - only
to be checked when the last building, near
McCoy & Hogan's' creek, v had not sbeen,
destroyed. Among the houses that 1? sue-;
cumbed to the flames at 9 o'clock on Bay
street were the Mowpawk <■■ block, the Gar
diner building,' Furchgott's mammoth dry
goods * house, '■ Benedict: & • Pollak's whole
sale > dry goods,: Christie ? Drug' company,
McAllister's^ wholesale: *: liquors; Cohen':
Brothers, ' dry, goods; 1 Iseman & Skinner,
wholesale grocers; \I. B. Balrd, paints;: B."
A. Beurs, r ' hay «and' grain; -.' Florida - Hard
ware' company, E. F. "Clark's furniture 1
house, Henry Clark; carpets;l D. E. Cooper,
furniture; Fettlngs & Richard, furniture;
Hakishelmer, - grocer; * estate of • McNerry, r
wholesale • grocers;; {? Coleman, :j tailor; ** a
dozen drug, ; retail ) grocery, 6: millinery. and
other stores > and summer ■ wholesale ' but
ter and cheese store.:'v;' -
i The'; hotels destroyed Include ! the Wind
sor, ; St. -^ James, ;[ Placide, • : United States,
Girard, Glenada'and• Oxford.
Deaths From Excitement.
W. W. Cleveland, la J whose; premises
the ■ fire {originated, and.who;: was of tlio

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