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Terror-stricken Girls Try to
Escape JFlames.
Found Later Half Node and Charred
on Pavement, Soaked 'with "Water
from Fixe Hose Students Rescue
150 by Ladder from Adjoining
Dulldine Found Still Breathing
New York, March 25. Within a few
inmates after the first cry of- fife had
"been yelled on the eighth floor of the
'bnllrimg scores of bodies wero lying half
sude on the pavement- Bare leps, In
eoroe cases were burned a dark brown,
and waists, and skirts In tatters showed
that they had been torn In the panic
within the place before the etridgol to
the windows to jump to death;
The mangled bodies la there -with the
spill of the water which the firemen goon
tere pouring from water towers and
hose Into the building soaking them.
There w.s no time to clear away the
dead in the street. Inside the building
the firemen believed there were still
dozens upon dozens of girls and men.
and they wasted no time upon those
whom at a glance they knew to be dead.
It was more than an hour and a half
before the firemen could enter the floor
where the fire started, the eighth, and
they came back then with word that a
quick glance bhowed, according to Chief
Croker about fift dead bodies on the
eighth floor alone. In the elevator shaft
also was a pile of bodies estimated con
servatively at twenty five girls who had
jumped down the elevator shaft after the
elevator had made Its trip
CIBIit Hundred in Building
Some of the girls in jumping smashed
through the sidewalk vault light on the
Washington place tide of the building
The bodies that continueo to crash upon
the vault light finalv made a hole in
It about five ftet in diameter Just at
dusk firemen and policemen were pulling
many half nude and burned corpses from
this hole
Joe Zito and Joe Gaspar the two ele
vator men of the building, said there were
1 rX machine-, on the three floors of the
buildlne and each uas being operated
b a girl at the time the fire started
The total nunihor tf omnTm , -..it....
to the elevator mm was about 2,000
Deputv Pol re Commission Dnscoli said '
later that from what he had been able to
learn there were alojt SO0 persons work
ing in the place when the fire started
Among those on the top floor at the time
were M- Blanck one of the proprietors
his two children and a governess Mr
Blanck had just ordered a tairal to send
his children and the governess home
when the fire was discovered It was
thought to night that all had lost their
More than an hour after the last of the
girls hid jumped poll emen who had
spproiched the buillding to gather up
th( bodies and stretch them out on the
Fire Chief Croker Declares
Absence of Safeguards
New 'iork March 25 The cause of
this frightful calamity was ofucial
Housmg during thr busy hours of the
day thousands of cmploves, this big and
high building was equipped with but
one narrow iron fire escape, and that in
the rear and leading into an almost blind
An iron doo- opening inwardly, had
been placed Tt the he-ul of the stai--waj
on the ninth floor t Uie Triangle
Companv When expensive material was
beirg handled on the ninth floor, where
3 "TO women were emplovcd this door
was closed and no one could leave the
ro m without a superficial search The
enfre force had to undergo this crutlnv
of being sPTrclied To-day when the
ala-m was given there was a mad rush
for the stairwav Th iron door shut
ting off the stairwav was closed and
rejJed bv the press of the struggling
mass of women against it It was not
opened until manj of the frightened
women had hurled themselves from the
windows or hid fainted from fright
and were left to die in the flames
When bv chance rather than concerted
efforts, this diabolical trap was sprung
lecture before the pupils of the
Northwestern School of Com
merce, made a most interesting
He said that it cost an aver
age of 5 CENTS PER FAM
this basis, he said, it would cost
to sample the homes in Chicago
the equivalent of the cost of
nearly 22 full pages of advertis
ing in EVERY Chicago news
paper. Hae you any doubt which
plan would produce the GREAT
ER result?
Every family in Chicago reads
a daily newspaper, and thou
sands of families outside of Chi
cago read Chicago daily news
papers Imagine every familj seeing
m his daily newspaper 22 pages
of advertising for, say, 22 con
secutive weeks.setting forth the
merits of some food product or
some make of soap or a fine
poondcake. WHAT WOULD
Wouldn't everybody buy it,
opposite side of Greene street found one
Strl, Bertha. "Wetatraut, o- 2CS Henry
street, the last to leap from the ninth
floor, still breathing Two or three dead
bodies were piled alongside her, arid as.
the policemen were moving these away
they heard the girl sigh. The police
called for a doctor, and the girl, still
bleeding and dripping' vet was hurried
to St, Vincent's HoepitaL although there
was no hope of saving her life
Glrla Jump. JSlne Stories.
A man who has an office on the third
floor of the building In Washington place
Just across from the entrance of the
burned buildjng, said he looked up from
his desk, upon hearing shrieks high up
across the way, and saw a girl climb
out of the window In the ninth floor of
the Asch Building, where the fire oc
curred At this time the man, who re
fused to give his name, says there was
no sign of smoke or flame.
The girl stood for a' moment on the
window sill and then Jumped and whirled
around, a streak of black gown and
white underclothing for nine floors
smash on to" the sldQwalk About the
same time Dr Ralph Frallck, of 119
Waverly place, was walking across
Washington Square- Park toward the
building and started on a run as he saw
the heads of screaming girls at the win
dows of the three topmost floors and
saw dozens more crowd out upon the
foot-wide terra-cotta ledge which runs
along the window sills of the ninth
Thev fought for a time, the docto
bays qn th little ledge Then a girl
Jumped and another and another Some
of them fell true and straight as a
plummet and smashed through the vault
light of the street into the basement
under the sidewalk Most of them turned
man) times shrieking as they fell One
girl, the doctor sajs deliberately took
oft her hat and laid it on the ledge be
fore she Jumped
Man Throws Girls Out of Windows.
But the gerater number were Jumping
from the east side of the corner build
ing and landing burned and crushed in
Greene street One man ran from win
dow to widow, picked up girls bodilj and
dropped them to the pavement. Either
he thought that the nets were there to
catch them, or he believed that this wis
the easiest wav And when ho had
dropped the last girl within reach he
climbed onto the sill and jumped straight
out with hands raised as a bridge Jumper
holds his arm upward, to balance htm
All the girls had Jumped from the
Greene street side of the building and
it seemed that the ninth floor ledge on this
side whs clear, when two girls clambored
out upon it. One of them seemed self
poised at least her movements were slow
and deliberate With her wis a vounger
girl shrieking and twisting with fright,
The crowd below yelled to the two not
to jump The older girl placed both
arns around the jounger and pulled her
back toward the brick wall, and she tried
to press her jounger companion closer
to the wall
But the girl twisted her head and shoul
ders loose from the protecting emb-ace
took a step or two to the "ght from the
girl who was trying to save her and
Jumped nine stories to the pavement,
Found Still Ilrcathinc
Fv-erj one had jumped then and the
solitarv girl still was standing on the
ledge After her younger companion had
died the girl who was left stood back
against the wt.ii lonlcss, and for a
moment she her hands rigid against
her thighs her head tilted upwird and
looking toward the skv Smoke oegan
to trickle out of the broken window a
few yards to her left She began to raise
her arms and make slow gestures as if
There Was a Deplorable
Over Human Life.
the ruh of women down the stairway
left dead, dying and cruell trampled in
its wake and at points the stairway was
fairlv choked with the dead
F -o ( hit f Croker and his men did their
be-t ' t were practUallv helpless against
the diilorable absence of safeguards over
human life The found the sidewalks
Uttered with the dead when thev ar
rived and women and men. hopelessly cut
off from escape and with the fire searing
their bodies flinging themselves headlong
from the w indows
Croker was not slow to fix the blame.
His face was drawn and his jaw firmly
set he looked at the heaps of Bodies
about where he stood and declare! that
the lack of outside fire escapes was re
spons ble for the calamity
I h iv e predieted and tried to av oid
just sin li a scene as this, he dec! ird
The building was not adequatelj ciuip
ped with fire escapes and this same scene
is hkelj to be repeated to morrow or any
other day in the big office and lofty build
ings In this citj The lives of the em
ploves In these big buildings ore not
properlv safeguarded and if the Law does
not provide for their protection, the law
should be changeu It is the most fright
ful experience in mv career as a fireman
It is a fearful chapter In the city B his
tor '
and if it proved to be good
wouldn't the continue to buy it?
their wa, but the NEWSPA
PER is always on the job IT IS
MAN It gets into homes and
has its say it INFLUENCES
the merchant to stock up with
the goods that are advertised, and
then sells them for him. Its shot
is true.
Mr Mahm, m his talk, also
said that the cost of advertising
in newspapers and periodicals
averaged $1.75 per capita per
This means that about ONE
into publicity a reserve fund
It is the thing that keeps us
alive and makes us happy and
makes us as a nation very pros
perous, and keeps us well fed and
well clothed and well housed, and
increases our earning power.
she were addressing a crowd above her
A tongue of flame licked up along the
window sill and singed her hair, and then
out of the smoke which was beginning to
hide her from view she shot feet fore;
most, her arms still raised and fell, -without
turning, to the street
It was she. Bertha, Welntrout, whom,
the police found more than an hour
later still breathing under the cataracts
of water spilling from ledge to ledge
upon the dead who lay around her About
260 other employes, .mostly women. In
the meantime had got out on the floor
of the ten-story building frenzied with
fright. Across the small court nt the
back of the building are the rear win
dows of the New York University Law
Students Rescue ISO.
At the first cry from the burning build
ing two of the law students Charles K
Kremer and tlias Kanter. led a party out
to the roof of their building, which Is
a story higher than the building where
the fire occurred Kanter. Kremer, Tnd
the other students dragged two short lad
ders to the roof of the law school, and
,tiy making a sort ot extension iaauer oi
the two short ones Kremer got down
on tne roor 01 tne turning ouua ng anu
tried to get the girls into orderly lines
and s.d them up the ladders to where
his pchool-feilows were waiting to grab
them to safety
The students got fullv 150 women, girls
i"u "'en u.iuj himi me- uuiiinih uui,,t, -vwiie-11 me departments or cnariues aim
In this wav At the other end of the roof 1 correction use
from the students Hdder about fifty men .mi,1nM. ,j . ,
and women were fighting with one an- Ambulances, dead wagons, patrol wag
other to climb about live feet from the ons' and private vehicles were impressed
roof of their own building to thn roof of
an adjoining building at the eorncr of
Waverlj plaeo Tnd Greene street The
law students a that the men bit Tnd
kicked the women an 1 girls for a chTnce
to climb to the shghtlv higher roof and
Hauled Tp ladder by tlnir.
Kremer, when the last of the group
erossed the ladder and had been saved,
climbed down the ladder to the roof of
the Asche buildinj, and went down the
roof scuttle through the m ike to the
eighth floor He could see only one girl
who rrn shrieking towTrd him with her
hair burning She had come up from
the floor beneath and as she came to
Kremer she faintd in his inns.
He smothered out the spirks in her
hair with rk hands and then t-ied to
carry her up the narrow ladder to the
roof But because she was unconscious
ho had to wrap long strands of her hair
around his hand and drag her to fresh
air in that wav His friend Kanter
helped him to gtt the girl up the ladder
to the law school roof and the two stu
dents after she had been revived got a
tax fcal for her and sent her to her homo
In East lOCth street. They did not ask
her her name
Grand Jury to investigate
'Fireproof Piles.
New jork, March .5 An immediate re
suit of to-dav-'s disaste- will be a grand
jurv investlgaUon of the safetv of al'
loft and office buildings Chief Crcker
put this matter squareiy up to District
Attorne Whitman this evening in the
first word3 he said to the district attor
ney after tliat official got to Washington
place and Greene street Croker called
Judge Whitman to ons side and told him
that the situation called for prompt ac
I predicted " said Chief Croker that
this thmg would happen and I tell jou
judge, it will h ippen again if such so
called fireproof buildings as this are not
made aduallv sife-
Croker waved hrs hand toward sjuads
of firemen that wire bu lowering bodies
from the eighth ninth and tenUi floors
to tile sidewalk
Look at that, said the chief "There s
the natural result of permitting 2,000
girls to wedge themselves Into a place
tint is not provided with fire escapes
I havi t ilked aid taltil and talked
about this mottr and now see what
we have gut It sirkens a man
' They rail such buildings is that fire
proof Thev are not tin proof tlw v rrmrt
lv burn "low TIkv are so built that
combustion is slow, and the firemen have
a chanco to save propertv . but how about
the lives' Thev are not doathproof bi't
they could be made so with proper super
vision and obedunce to such laws as we
Blanck Takes Children and
Governess to Safety.
New 1 ork, M irch 25. Max Blanck, one
of the owners or the Triangle Waist Corn
pan., told of the escape of himself and
lus two daughters, with their governess,
to-night at the home of his partner.
Isaac Harris, 324 "W est 101st street. One
of his emploves ran In shouting that
there was a fin on the eighth floor Mr
Blanck Jumped up ind with the two
children, the gov rncs and Mr Harris,
started to the elevator Then they tried
the stairways, but the fire was already
pouring up the shafts and thev were
turned back The two partners then led
their emploes on that floor to the roof
and all escaped over the roof of the
American Book Companv next door
New York March 2a The building in
which the fire occurred was known as
the ,AFch Building, and was owned by
Joseph J Asch, who lives in South Nor-w-ilk.
Conn , and who Is at present at
Palm Beach Fla The building is ten
jears old
It Is occupied on the ground floor by
the Hatters' Fur Exchange, Martin
Hates, Jr , &. Co , hatters, Tnd Stern
KTtzestein &. Co dealers In linings
Bernstein & Meyer, dealers In cloaks
and suits, occupied the second floor On
the fourth floor was the firm of Harris
Bros , dealers in men s clothing Mor
ris Blum clothing specialties, occupied
the fifth floor The sixth was vacant. The
seventh was taken up b the firm or
Movers, Crown . Wallack, a ctothing
firm, und the Triangle Watst Company
ocqupled the remaining floors
A smooth, velvet blend a pleas
ing -wliiskey for hospitality an effec
Uve wfilskey for medicinal purposes.
BSiiMK rain, pas
Scenes Parallel Those of the
Sloenm Disaster.
Hardened Attendants Unnerved in
(rcuioiuc Kffnrt to Find Some Dis
tlncuifihing Marks on Charred
Bodies as Crazed ItelntlTe beck,
to Identify Victims of Holocaust.
New york March 05 The scenes at the
morKUC at Ule foot of Eait Twentv -sixth
Mrect paraI,ele(, those at tno Umc of the
, . .. .
,fIocu,m faster, seven jears ago llie
lnrUbh ot bodies soon overcrowded the
I limited accommodations of the morgue
and recourse was had to the long pier
for the moment Into service, all swarm
ing around followed bv mobs, weeping
screaming men and women, only to be
stopped bv the double cordons of pollec
across the thoroughfare
Down Into the long dark pier thev
rumbled and then the charred, distorted,
often unrecognizable, were lifted out and
placed in a row One, two, three, four,
five, steadily, monotonously , one after the
other unUl as the hour went by the men
at work counting had reached the num
ber of 112. fourteen of whom were men
and the remainder women, young women
for the most part, mere girls, bread
winners for seores of little families bare
ly eluding the clutrh of starvation in the
tenements and slums of the city
Keep Kelntlve Out.
Under Inspector Walsh the pohee went
at tho grewbome work In a clear headed
matter of fact manner It was foregone
that to permit any of the hundreds of
men and women upon Uie streets to Invade
tho pier, would me in panic and de
morallzati6n So, although mothers and
fathers, husbands and sweethearts, sis
ters and brothers were pleading and pray
ing only to be allowed to find the body
of tho loved one the police were obliged
to turn deaf ears and keep all at a dis
tance Men who have been hardened by years
of experience to the scenes of suffering,
policemen and morgue attendants were
selected to go down that long and grow
ing line of burned bodies to find distin
guished marks or articles of identifica
tion The search of the bodj of an un
recognizable form of a voting girl would
show a ring perhaps a pockctbook
clutched In a death grip, an unusual ar
ticle of dress a peculiar shoe, or tome
thing else anil tills would be carefullv
Pay Hnvclnpra In Hniidn.
In almost ever hand of the women
eould be found a pay envelope or the
remn int of a pay envelope, and in many
of the cases keen evci could discover
through the smudge and black a name,
half a name a llr--t name. Behind the
searchers came other morgue attendants
carrying huge bundles of white shrouds
which mercifully would spread over the
blackened and dead forms
All results were taken to a central bu
reau where the were carefully tabu
lated and then policemen walked up to
the waiting crowd3 at First avenue The
scene resembled that in a pi ignc-strick-cn
city wht-re men go about crjlng
Bring out your dead At the corners
men went about crying aloud. 'Who
seeks a girl with a ring with the initials
G S T A shriek above the roar of
the crowd would be heard and a woman
would stagger from it or a man perhaps
Another man would cry "Who seeks a
girl with a pay roll with name Kaplm'
An old woman and her husliand crept
forward and hearing the name repeated,
the woman turned without a word,
swayed a little, and fell on her face
Searcher I,oe Ills Mind.
One man and woman, with the frenzy
of grief dashed through the policemen,
fighting tearing, screaming The polic-
men themselves almost overwrought. letj,ltn n8 gancee, as his was ne irer the
them go, and the rushed into tho pier,
their ees crazed with grief They were
Mrs Josephine Panno and her son-in-law
Thev were seeking her daughter,
Mrs Jane Bucalo eighteen years oM
whom they kne had been seen alive for
the last time in tho struggling crowd.
Mr Panno unheeding tho kindly re
straining hands that there held forth
to her. walked down the long line of the
dead and turred with the light of hope
In her eves Another vagon arrived, and
men drew forth another bodj She gazed
and then turned again There was sUIl
hope But the strain had been too much
for her son In-law, for suddenly he
shrieked aloud and began tearing his
hair Another moment, he turned, reeled,
and fell face forward a maniac
The wagons still rolled in, the list of
dead still swelled The mob struggled
despite the efforts of several hundred
policemen to hold them back
ChariUes Commissioner Michael Drum
mond and his deputy, Frank J Good
win arrived shortly after 7 o'clock and
co-operated with the other authorities
and Dr Phillip O Hanlon. of the coro
ner s office, and immediately began an
New York March 25 Coroner Holtz
hauser made an investigation of the
exits of the building and declared that
the blame rested on the building depart
ment for not requiring that Are escapes
be Installed He said that there was only
Lone fire escape on the building and that
let down to a court. The coroner said
this means of escape was entirely in
adequate. ' Look around these buildings in this
neighborhood." he said, "and you will
see a lot of fancy fronts and not a
fire escape In sight,
He announced that ho would insti
tute proceedings against the building de
partment at once tp determine whether
any of Its officials could be held respon
sible for the loss of life
Given Lectnre on Mine.
Gardner F Williams, president of the
University Club, of Washington, elected
to succeed the late Senator Stephen B
Elklns, of West Virginia, delivered a lec
ture before the club last night on "South
Africa and the diamond mines
Articles Stolen from. Stable.
Fred Neverland. of CI J Acker street
northeast, reported to tho police yester
day that the stable In the rear of his
home was broken Into Friday night and
a bridle and other articles, valued at
$10, were stolen. The police "are looking
Continued from Page One.
and men, the large majorltv being young
girls Italians, Irish, and Greeks, at work
at 1 500 waist machines on those three
floors After the big shirt-waist strike
most of the Jewish women who had been
emplovcd previously were discharged or
did not come back to work, and Italian
Irish, and Greek women were substituted
for them
There seemed to have been an explosion
of some sort, which produced a great deal
of smoke suddenly, and gave tho fire a
rapid start That resulted almost in-
stantlv In a panic, everybody rushing
pell-mell for the stairwav s and the two
elevators that were in use at the time
When tho elevators were crowded and the
stairwav s choked those unfortunates
whose clothing had alreadj caught lire
threw themselves from the windows or
wen pushed out by the press of the
crowd behind them
M Samuelson, of the firm of M Sam
uelson &. Co , manufacturers of suits and
cloaks, on the second floor was alone in
his office when the fire started He grab
bed up his books and ran to the window
He stood there watching the bodies fall
past the window for more than an hour.
aiinarentlv fas in ited bv the sight Th
firemen had to drag him away from the
room by main strength.
Dixie Flyer Goes Through
Trestle at Alapasa.
Atlanta, March 2T At least ten persons
were killed and twice thut number In
jured when the south bound Dixie Flyer
on the Atlantic Coast LJne, one of the
most palatial trains operated from Chi
cago to Jacksonville and Florida points,
and carrying a largo number of winter
tourists, w is wrecked at AJapasa at 7
o clock this morning Tho wreck occurred
on the long tresUe across the Alapasa
lUver and the coaches plunged Into the
water Some of the coaches are In ten
feet of water now
The known dead so far arc Mrs. J.
T Watson. Lander. Wyo . W F Fran
cis. Crawfordsvillc. Ind . Albert Sim
mons, negro porter. V Culpepper. Tip
ton, Ga., O F Bomwart, Henderson,
Kj . Mrs W D Fletcher, Rowland, 111 .
Conductor C J ParaelL Savannah. Kx
press Messenger Woodward, Lucius
Kills, colored porter
The Injured have been removed to the
hospital at illacoochee.
The accident was caused by a hrokrn
axle on the engine, which collapsed
after the forward part ot the train had
gotten onto the trofcUe The engine, a
combination baggage car and 8econd-clas3
dav coach, express car. day coach, and
two Pullmans were thrown from fEe
tra-k into tho Alapasa River, about
eighteen feet below
Several of those killed died instantly,
but there were others who were so se
nouslv hurt that nothing could be done
by their more fortunato fellow-passengers:
to save them.
The scene of the w-cck is in a remote
section of the State and relief trams
have been sent from Waycross, WUU-
coonchec, and Tipton. It Is stated that
It will lie thlrrj six hours before the
track, are cleared
Mrs W D Fletcher, who was killed,
was on her wedding trip Her husband
wo injured Thev were married in Chi
cago last Sundav
More th in tw enty years ago the Ala
pasa trestle was the scene of a wreck. In
which twenty tourists from New York
to Florida were killed and George Gould
and Mrs Gould were on the wrecked
train then en routo to Florida for Uieir
honovmoon Thev escaped uninjured
John Watson of Lander. Wyo was
killed while en route to Jacksonville
where he was to be wedded to Miss Elsie
Shlppej, of Pasadena, Cab The couple
met by appointment In Chicago, and
were traveling in the sleeping car Ruby
to Jacksonville, where they were to be
wedded In the presence of Miss Shlppey's
vi.cirir Waicnn exchanged berth";
center of the car When tne Kurjy went
Into the river Watson wai killed, but
Miss Shlppey was uninjured Watson's
bod Is still In the wreck
Frank II I'lticerald Wnntrd
Richmond for Grand Larefny.
Frank H. Fitzgerald, fifty years old,
wanted In Richmond, Va., on a charge
of grand larceny, walked Into tho Sixth
precinct staUon last night and gave him
self up to the police Fitzgerald was
connected for some vears with various
freight offices In the South A circular
Wad been sent to the Washington police
offering a reward of JIM for the appre
hension and conviction of Titzgerald. who
left Richmond about February 22 last
Three switchmen at the Union Station
were approached by Fitzgerald, who
asked the way to the nearest police
station He is held for the arUon of tho
Rirhmond authorities. It la expected the
switchmen will receive the reward offered
by Chief of Police Louis Werner, of
Scrltn bsoInte Divorce.
A strlt for absolute divorce from Berry
Shulman was yerterday filed in the Dis
trict Supreme Court by Mrs Sarah R,
Shulman Mrs. Shulman Is represented
by Attorney R. L. Baltimore. The couple
were married by Rabbi Sllverstono on
August 8. 1903
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i Here's Your Chance
f If you can 'sell pianos and
5 player pianos to Washing-
tomans, we have a position
X for jou that will pay you big
money. Best of references re-
quired. r
4 Come in and sec us or write. X
All negotiations confiden
523 Eleventh St. N. W.
Agents for Kimball Pianos,
Business has so prospered under the
guidance of Mr. E. P. Culley at
this energetic house that they
now find they are forced to in
crease the selling force of the
It bas jut brcn reported tht the firm ot T. P.
Oolley i. Boo. who represent the W W Kimball
Puna Cbmpuiy in VVaahlnstoa, ban; boai forced to
male arothrr increase in their bminea, which for
the nut ereral yean has been under the nWlance
of Mr E. B. Galley.
The basinas men of Washington, in nursLc and
out can well remembrr the late Mr T I. Oolley
and hu Uneerins itlnem of over one year and a half,
finally terminating in the family's bma-rancnt about
two yens aso this spnns. For anno time prior to
.Mr Cullry sr a. death the firm name of this beeso
was chanced to T. P. Culley 4 Son. and Mr. E. B.
Culley was placed in charge of the bosineav. la
barrly a year's time the basines. drier the proprie
torship of Mr Calley, jr . was forced to more than
double their floor space so as to copo with the con
stantly increasing demand of the buying; pnbr! tor
Kimball rsmm and plaer pianos. It is now under
stood ura good authority that this boose is adding
several aataonen in tbar already large selling force.
and that Mr Culley has bom farced, through tho
strrcs of bnsinnw, to place Mr. John A. Normoyie
as manager of the rrtad department, while Mr Cul
ley in the future intesds to derote his entire atten
tion to the financial end of the busineoa,
Tho Tura-ss of this house under Mt. CuUsy! guid
ance has been such that we understand it is only a
matter of a icry short time before this ttima will
he forced to again enbuTm their present quarters.
Splendid Outlook for Episco
pal Lads on Diamond.
On the present form of then- ban team
Cathedral School will have the strongest
nine that has, ever been tjmed out of the
Episcopal institution
Coach Green has a large squad out
ever day and with the material on hand
v. ill whip a winning team together
Green is very conservative and is not ex
pressing anv opinion in regard to his
team, but it is safe to say that he thinks
vc-rj highly of them, as he has arranged
a vcrv hard schedule ahead
Cithedral is exceptlonallj strong In the
pitching department. Todd, the star
twirler of last year's "Western High
School team is showing excellent form
and will be able to take enre of the most
Important of the gomes this season
Beggs and "Jmill, of the Cathedral team
of ltilQ. are again candidates for the box
job and these men will be good running
mates for Todd This should prove to be
the strongest trio of twlrlcrs in scholastic
circles In the District.
Rust, who did the receiving on last
J ear s nine, is being depended upon to do
the bulk of backstoppiing again thia
year At tho summer camp last jear
Rust showed a remarkable improvement
over the form he display while playing
in the Capital, and with the coaching of
Green should develop Into a first-class
The "Merkle " station Is being looked
after by Davidson, the former star first
lascman and captain of the Tome Insti
tute team Besides being a fast man
ind corking good flelde-, Davldion is a
holv terror with the stick.
Stone is doing good work at the mid
wav sack and should b a heady mate
for Capt. Crane, who will pity the short
field Crane plas his position well, and
his bitting tnd speediness should rank
lim among the leading shortstops In high
school circles
third baseman must be developed
ind Coach Green is devotung a good bit
of his time to Robinson, who should
r ike a capable guardian of the third
The outfield will be Lockwood in cen
ter Prohittan in right, ard R, Stone or
Robinson in left These men will in all
probablity make a corking good outfield
for the Episcopal School
While Coich Green Is. not saying much
It Is plain to be seen that he expects to
develop a rattling good nine. His plan is
to get together i team that is evenlj
balanced in everv deptrtment of the
game Speed on the bases will be one of
the Fpiscopal lads strong points
A strong schedule Is under preparation
by Manager Todd which includes a
Northern trip The Cathedral School
opened the season by overwhelmlnglv
den atrng the Armj and Navy preps
Wednesday, 11 to 2
Op to Early Hour Body Had
Not Been Identified.
While lying on the tracks of the Wash
ington, Baltimore and Annapolis Rail
way, supposedly In a drunken stupor,
last night, an unidentified negro, about
thirty-five years old. was struck by a
car and instantly killed. The motorman
and tho conductor of the car were ar
rested and are locked up at the Ninth
precinct station
They claim the car was going at a
speed of not more than fifteen miles an
hour, and the man was not seen until
it was too late to stop the car, which
was in the vicinity of Castle Park, about
two miles this side of the District line.
It was west-bound
The negro's legs were sovered. His
body was thrown to the side of the
track, and badly mangled Up to an
early hour this morning the police had
not made .any progress toward identi
fication The accident occurred about
11 30 o'clock
Frank. II. Ponton Lectures
Tennessee Socletj.
Tho Tennessee Society was entertained
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orange belt In California, un the coast
line to San Francisco, by the Shasta
route to the northern boundary, through
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