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BiOMf.Mlil.MMmwi'ii.H.njn).,! r itf3? r I THE BEPTJBLIC: SATURDAY, JANUARY 2, 1904. i- Ek-k I 4- i; wk Ft-lfL 3 JUffinkM ' EXEirJbKOT .- -" JAtSe" TO-DAY'S NEWS IN BRIEF. LOCAL AND SUBURBAN. In his first ermon as pastor of St. Leo's Church the Reverend James T. Coffey drew lessons from the Iroquois Theater fire on the uncertainties of life- Fath'r Coffey (stated that no revolution in parish affairs Is intended. Anticipating a happy New Tear's Day Walter ltoman returned to find that his son had drowned by falling through a hole In the Ice In a Nnmeokl Slough. Tho choir of St. John's M. B. Church. South, will sine Mendelssohn's oratorio, "Elijah." The annual dinner to the newsboys Riven by the Jefftvrcon Club took place at the Coliseum. A mat ot rosea coders the grave of Kath leen Mlddlcton. the young St. Louis vic tim of the Chicago theater fire. Many arrests' ere made by the police following the revelry en New Year'.'" Eve. The Tolk meeting at the Music Hall to day promises to be largely attended. Tho audience at thj Century Theater sang "Nearer. My God, to Thee," for the Chicago fire victims. Patrick Sullivan, H years old, died from Injuries sustained by being run over by .Wabash engine. WASHINGTON. The President shakes hands with 6,711 callers at the New Vial's reception at the .TThlte House. GENERAL. DOMESTIC. A large number of negro veterans passed In line before tho President nt the recep tion at the 'White House after the enter tainment had been in progress about two tours. At this Juncture the Prtsldept re quested Major Symons to ask the band to "play quick steps, fast marches and thlnia." The motion for a dismissal of the claim of the Oneida Indians to participate In the Kansas award, has been denied, and the Lnlted States Court of Claims will con elder tho case. Tho financial outlook for business tho coming year Is thought to be much better than It was a year ago. The decline at the beginning of 1303 has been met by the banks in a way to afford the most striking demonstration of strength and conserva tive management Fire breaks out In the hospital at Sioux Falls, S. D., in tho midst of a storm, but all the patients are saved. Colonel McClellan assumes office ns May or of New York and gives a reception to thousands of enthusiastic Democrats who gather at tho City Hall. Dun's weekly review of trade says that violent fluctuations In the price of cotton and tho warlike news from the Far East are the significant factors In the week's commercial affairs. Nine business houses and two dwellings bum at Senath, Mo,, with losses aggre gating $35,000. Assistant Attorney General Sam B. Jef fries forwards Mr. Crow's brief In the Zlegler caso to Governor Odell of New Tori. It eets forth emphatically that Zlegler Is a fugitive from Justice, and de mands his return to Missouri, where a fair trial Is assured. Two rssa are Incinerated In a flro which destroys a hotel and a church at Mount Sterling, Ky. Street railway men strike for Increase In wages at Bloomlngtoti and Normal. I1L, and as a result both systems aro tied up. Falling to reach any agreement with the Carpenters and Joiners' Union, tho officers of the Woodworkers' International return to Chicago. Governor Dockery appoints C. W. Fraiea of St. Louis S,tatc Barber Examl , ner to succeed J. J. Ryan. Charles Morgan, 17 jears old, is ar rested at his homo near Watson, Mo., for sending threatening letters to officials of the Burlington Railroad. The youth con fesses to the postal authorities. City Attorney Charles A. Jackson and Logan Gulley, son or City Marshal Gul ley of Carbondale, 111., are arrested on the charge of killing John W. Chamncsa, who was shot In tho street at deal Springs, 111, Saturday night. Captain Frederick Pabst, the brewer, files at his home In Milwaukee, Wis. A man standing In Kentucky shoots his father-in-law across the State line in Tennessee. A knotty problem has now risen as to which State, has Jurisdiction to try the case. FOREIGN. Emperor William says he Intends to send to the World's Fair for exhibition the great stiver service which was presented to him on his accession to ths throne. The jJmperor has wnt to President Rooseelt his best wishes for tho happiness and pros perity of the American people The Danish Crown Prince acts in behalf of his father at the New Yenr"s reception, King Christian's condition being the causa of much concern. The Mexican Finance Commission re ports In favor of adopting the gold stand ard. SPORTING. Fire knockouts In one evening; Is the rec ord made at a pugilistic exhibition In Baltimore. Jimmy Dunn beat Toung Jamison In the second round of their battle last evening. Marine Intelligence. New York. Jan. L Arrived: Mongolian, from Glasgow. Queenstown. Jan. L Arrived: Lucanla, New York. New York. Jan. L Arrived: Calabria, Genoa and Naples; Patria, Marseilles. Genoa and Naples: Breslau, Bremen: Mln aetonka, San Francisco, via Coronel and itio Janeiro. Movllle. Jan. L Sailed: Ionian, from Liv erpool, Halifax and St. John, New Bruns wick. Glasgow. Dee. M.-Sal!ed: Pomeranian Boston: Siberian, New York. . Greenock. Dec 31. Arrived: Carthagian Philadelphia, via St. Johns. Newfound land. Queenstown. Deo. SlArrlvcd: Cymric, Boston, for Liverpool, and proceeded. Trieste. Dec aSailed: Auraman. New iXork Havre. Dec. .-Arrived: La Bretagne, INew York. PROVIDED FOr'hIS DOG AND THEN DRANK POISON. John Brobat, Former MIssonrlan, Ended Ills I.lfe at DaJ!n, Tex Body Shipped to Slum I. REPCBUC SPECIAL. Dallas. Tex., Jan. l.-John Brobst. U3 years old, who came to Dallas rrom. Mis souri more than twenty years ago, and has since worked at his trade as a Jeweler, committed ulclde this morning by taking poison. His wife died fifteen months ago and he became much depressed. His only 'companion 'was' a pet dog- named Major, ana they were almost inseparable, the dog g pb sleeping in me same room with Brobst. fff TV ""' Last nIght;Brobst asked a negro servant life Mruk u tafand'Ms wife would accept Major as New Year gift, always being good to hlra not let him stay In his (Brobst's) last -night. The Elft was accented ;dCtne old man went to his room alone. was found dead, lying across a couch t.iitls.morSIng. te .rprbhethad been reading a book with the KLva.'mzffaed "numerous strlklnir naraAcrM- On t :lrjleJt,h had written: "Jan. J. 1901: jCI.go'to school." An undertaker late this evening received telegraphic instructions -,i;t.stilp the tooy or ine dead man to a " at Miami.; Mo., and It was. shipped, on NINETEEN CHICAGO THEATERS ARE CLOSED. Continued From I'aup One. been Identified. A sister of Mrs. Pond, Miss Grace Tuttle, Is still among the miss ing. Helen, a 7- ear old daughter of Mr. Pond, was Identified solely by her teeth. A club pin was all that led to tho recognition of Raymond Pond, It years old. The funeral of Mrs. Pcnd and her two children will be delayed until the body of Miss Tuttle Is found. A pathetic Incident occurred to-oay on the Cottage Grovo cable line. This passes within a half square of Rolston's morgue. Late this afternoon a man, haggard and worn, walked up to a Cottage Grove car and climbed aboard, carrying In his arms the body of a little golden-haired girl. The form was partially wrapjwd In a can vas cloth, but not sufficiently to conceal It. As the father took his seat with tho child In his orms the conductor eyed him doubtfully, and then, i.'proachlng, toucld him on the shoulder, saying: "I am sorry, but the rules of the com pany 6V not pfrmlt the carryirg of bodlei In this manner. I must ask you to leave tho car." CARRIED CORI'Sn OX CAR AFTER DRAWING REVOLVER. Without changing his expression In tho slightest, without showing a trace of ex citement or Irritation, tho man rose to his feet, still holding on one arm tho body of his child. With his free hand he thrust into the face of tho conductor a large re volver, nnd said In a tone which betokened utter vearincss and almost lack of Inter est in the proceedings: "This is my daughter. I have looked for her all of last night and all of to-day. 1 have tried In vain to obtain a cab or a carriage, and I can get none. I am taking my biby home to her mother and I Intend to take her on this car. Now go on." Other men on the car Interceded with the conductor, and the latter, realizing the situation, gave way, and in tho crowded car tho father sat and carried the corpse of his child to her home. MAD CROWD PREVRXTED RESCUE OF CHILD. MLs Georgia Swift, a saleslady, who was badly battered and bruised in the panic in tho theater, talking of her ex periences to-day, said: "I btnrted up the aisle at about the same time as all the others, I suppose. My seat was on the first floor near the stage nnd when I had reached the rear of the auditorium, the aisle was ohoked with peo ple who had fallen. I looked down to avoid fteppins on them and Just as I did so, my eyes were caught by those of a little boy about 7 years of age, who wai lying on the floor unable to rise. He had large brown eyes and was eo neatly dressed and apparently so well bred and such a little gentleman that he fascinated me. It was all In a second, I know, but as he nan me looking at him he said: " "Won't you please, please help me? Pleaso do.' "I stooped to raise hlm'lfll could, but the crowd was too thick and the rush too strong. I seized him under the arms and then I was knocked over him onto my knees in the aisle. I struggled to my feet, but the weight of the crowd to", such that I could not turn back, and I was dashed out through tho door. The little boy was unquestionably trampled to death and tho memory of thee eyes of his will haunt me while I live." The large tears rolled down the young lady's faco as she told the story. Miss "Vidla McDonald of Chicago claims to be the Io3t person to leave tho theater alive. Sha was a member of the chorus and rushed to the dressing-room beneath the stage to dress, but after seizing somo of her clothing found it Impossible to make her way up the stairs, which were blocked by flames and Smoke. Turning around, she -ran back Into the basement again and made her way to a coalhole underneath the front sidewalk. Crawling on her hands ana knees to the hole, she managed to thrust out her arm to attract attention and was drawn out by a fire man. POLICE MAKE MORE : ARRESTS OF WITNESSES. . The police to-day vlcorouslv nnciio thelr Inquiry Into the causes of the flro and made several other arrests of stage hands, among them William McMullln, the operator of the light which started the Are. He was locked up at the Central Station, and Wilson Kerr, a flyman at the theater, was also placed In a cell. Fifteen members of the double octet which takes part In the song, "In the Pale Moonlight," have been placed under ar rest by the police. Miss Romalne being the sole or.e who has so far eluded the detec tives. They are wanted as witnesses, and there Is no charge against any of them. Orders wero Issued by Chief of Police O'Neill to-night that none of the fifteen would be. released unless a bond of J3.000 was furnished. McMulIen, the light oper ator, underwent a searching examination by Assistant Chief of Police Scheuttler this afternoon. LIGHT OPERATOR TELLS HOW FIRE STARTED. McMulIIn's story was as follows: "I was standing on the Iron bridge at the right (lde of the stage from which the "spot light" Is operated. The lamp seemed In good condition, but in the middle ot the second act. Just as "As I changed from a white light to a blue one, the aro between tho carbons spluttered and Jumped. A spark .struck the frayed edges on the Inside border of the curtain drapery. A flame, which I should say was about twelve Inches long, shot up. I abandoned tho lamp, and clapped my hand upoa the flames, but they spread In spite of me. I called to have the fire curtain lowered and yelled to the house fireman to help me. Ho came -with a pat ent fire extinguisher, which had no effect on the flames. Finally I Jumped from the bridge to the stage. A little chlld'ln one of the front boxes had already been badly burned. I seized her and carried her out and -then returned to the theater. Here Cui.iim.mh,,. .'.!.,,.,,,, J- Ifji 'J jll UllllJiliillllflffQi P,, , Op?giii IHIHW.MlJ.1 I worked pulling people out of the choked i-xlts until It was useless to stny any longer." With tho arrest of McMullln the police believe they have the last important wit ness among the theater employes who are I'ssential to a complete inquiry at the Coroner's Inquest. MAXAGER W. J. DAVIS BEFORE CHIEF OF POLICE. Chief of Police O'Neill to-day sent de tectives to summon Manager Will J. Davis of the Iroquois Theater to police head quarters. "I want to question him," Chief O'Neill said, when asked the reason for tho summons. "I am not arresting him. If I thought that Managers Will J. Davis and Harry L Powers would leave Chicago I would lock them up Immediately. But they will re main. Both are citizens of Chicago, men of good reputation, and men with busi ness Interests. "I am only summoning Mr. Davis now to ask him about the fire in a general way and to get his guarantee that the members of the "moonlight double octet' will not leave Chicago before the Inquest. Other wise, It; pay be necessary to tnk the en tire company Into custody." MAYOR PERSONALLY VISITS THE THEATER. Mayor Harrison to-day. In companywllh Building Commissioner Williams. Alder man 'Mayer and several architects, visited the Iroquois Theater building and went over It thoroughly. As they stepped Into It ths Mayor ac cidentally trod on a large lock of human hair, which had been torn from the head of some victim of the disaster. He shud dered and removing tho hair from his shoo placed it on one oldo of the hallway and pa"ed In. Tho Mayor went everywhere except In the cellar, went out on the flro escapes, tried the exlt3. and finally mounted the rigging loft above the stage. The dresslng- .rooms were visited and tho whole Interior explored. B. H. Marshall, the architect of the building, accompanied the Mayor through out the trip. When in the gallery the Mayor paid particular attention to the exits and tried all the handles by which tho doors are opened. The failure to comply with the ordi nance requirement that exits shall be In dicated by printed signs struck the Mayor, and when h noted that the heavy dam ask curtains hung before some of these doors he Jnqulred of Architect Marshall why they had been placed there. Mr. Marshall replied that it was done to im prove the appearance of the house. UCILDEVG ORDINANCE WAS DISREGARDED. It was also noted by the Mayor that the ordlnonco requirement, which Insists that -allerlea above the ground floor must each have a separate stairway leading to the street," had been disregarded. This cir cumstance excited the lndldon ot the Mayor, who said: "Thi3 theater should never havo been allowed to open, because the ordinance on gallery stairways was disobeyed. The" occupants of the second balcony were compelled to use the some exits as those of the first balcony. The exits thould havo boen'beparate, and if they had been so I think more people would have es caped." Explaining the lack of a separate stair way for a second balcony. Architect Mar bhall said: "There was more total spaco for the people to get out of the gallery than If separate stairs had been provided. The law requires eight Inches of stair and door spaco for each 100 persons, and wo had nearly three feet of such space." To this Mayor Harrison said nothing, but commented again on the fact that the damask curtains had covered the doors and that thero wero no signs indicating the exits. TnotlGHT EXIT SIGNS' MARRED BEACTT OF PLACE. "Tho signs were being made ready," Mr. Marshall said, "but temporary signs were not being used because It was not desired to mar the beauty of the interior with them." To this Alderman Mayor rejoined: '"Thta'thtater was opened on Novembr & BLAMES PUBLIC FOR CALAMITY; PEOPLE DEMAND TOO MUCH EXCITEMENT AND LIGHT. Philadelphia, Jan. L Jessie Bartlett Davis, wife of Will J. Davis, part own er and manager of tho Iroquois Theater, Chicago, In speaking of tho terrible calamity, said: "It Is nil the fault of tho public that such things occur. In these swift days the public Is not satisfied with good, quiet shows. They must hai o lots of excitement, color nnd light, with the result that every actor takes his life In his hands when he goes before tho footlights. "In that particular scene when the awful catastrophe occurred there wero 400 persons on tho stage- Tho wonder Is that any of them escaped. "I do not understand how tho asbestos curtain failed to work. Mr. Davis drilled his men ivery day In tho use of tho npparatus and In the dropping of the curtain. Never beforo was there any hitch " Francis Wilson, with whom Mrs. Davis Is plajlng In "Ermlnle," said: "It Is my opinion that there should not be a step In a theater. Everything should bo on a gradual Incline If theatergoers could have no fear of unexpected steps I am satisfied the danger of a & a It had been running fully five weeks. In hoavens name.vhow long does It take to make a. few signs?" To this Mr. Uaanair offered no reply. Returning to hisiofllce the Mayor said: "I think exactly as I thought yesterday of the theater. I could not seo any ex planation for the disaster except the fail ure of the curtain to come down. I tried a lot of the doors, and they seemed to open and shut readily. I got Into the rig ging loft, which Is of solid metal, without a trace of combustible material about It. "I think it would have been wise, how ever, if the management had not placed heavy curtains in front of the exits. I gained a better Idea of the horror of tho thing to-day than I had possessed before. Just think, of stepping upon a whlsp of human hair while walking about in the theater." TEXAS COUPLE RELATE TRYING ORDEAL IN CHICAGO. An ordeal in connection with the Iro quois Theater fire in Chicago was related yesterday by Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Talll ferro of Dallas, Tex., who aro In St. Louis en route to their home. Mrs. Talllferro had gone to the matinee with a lady companion, and secured sats in tho third row from the rear of the parquet When the flames that carried death to hundreds of persons flashed from the stago across the audience, Mrs. Tallifcrro started for the main doorway. Though she wns near the aisle and within a few feet of the point of exit, she found tho doorway already choked with crushed hu man forms. Half dazed, almost suffocated, she managed. In seme manner which she does not remember, to fight her way out of the playhouse. Upon reaching the street she missed her companion ana at ence began a scarca. Mr. Talllferro, who had not gone to the theater with his wife, went to the scene Immediately upon hearing a report of the nre. After hours spent in looking for her among tho crowds that blocked the streets, the Injured in various hospitals and the bodies placed upon waeons. ho went to the morgues. Frenzied with fear, ho began survojlng the charred remains of many victims. His grewsome task was suddenly Inter rupted. "Dear," said a volco from one who like wise wns bending over tho row of lodles. Turning, with a glad cry, he clasped Ills wire In his nrnis. Mrs. Talllferro had been looking for her lady friend, who was afterwards found to be saf a NEW YORK TO MAKE BETTER THEATER INSPECTION New York, Jan. L Tho first order Is sued under the new administration of tho Fire Department looks to tho more thor ough Inspection of all theaters In this city. In each battalion wherein a theater ; INSANITY IS CAUSED BY IROQUOIS THEATER DISASTER. : REPUBUC SPECIAL. Chicago, Jan. L Tho dread aftermath of the Iroquois horror among; those who escaped with their lives has begun to show Itself In wrecked minds. How many thero are of the fortunate hundreds who survived the holocaust whose brains have been more or less seriously affected by the terrible scenes through which thy passed will probably never be known. Two cases developed to-day In such violent form that their restraint has become necessary. Crazed with suffering and grief. Miss Jean B. Livingston, who was severely burned and whose sister Is dead. Is confined at the Harrison Street Police Sta tion, where she was taken in a demented condition. She was found wander ing about the streets. , B. Specht, whose wife and daughter rest rroi restraint, his mind a wreck. After a search of forty-eight "hours he was taken irom a morgue, raving. avln. m,n' -Chicago Tribune. --0-.t B stampede would be lessened.' Is located a competent assistant fireman will be designated as theater Inspector, and these Inspectors are to be under tho supervision of general theater Inspectors. Weekly Inspection of all places of amusement will ba required for the pur pose of seeing that the stage, flics, shield over border lights, etc., are in proper condition, examine all auxiliary fire appli ances, such as hose, standplpes, water buckets, extinguishers, hooka, axes, etc, and eco that they aro of regulation de partment standard, in perfect condition and ready for immellate use. Regular monthly reports are to be made and the inspectors must make such recom mendations as they may deem proper for the belter protection of life una property in case of nrerpanic or other danger: It Is declared that the sarety or the theater-going public Is dependent during a ptrroiinance to a certain extent' upon tho vigilance of tho Inspector, and they must promptly report any violation of law or neglect upon the part of the authorities havinx charge of such places of amuse ment to prcptrly and effectively safeguard their premises at all times. The atuntion of the uniformed forco Is "so taiicu to me provisions or eectlon 61 of the rule3 of the Municipal Kxploaive Commission, which read3 as follows: "The use of what aro technically known as fireworks, showers, or the U6e of any mixture containing chlorate of potash and buiphur in theaters or public halls of en tertainment la prohltitcd." RELIEF FUNDS STARTED; LIPTON OFFERS $1,000. Chicago, Jon. L Public realization of tho horror of the Iroquois disaster has led to the opening of a number of subscription lists to raise fund3 for the pressing work of relief. Sir Thomas Upton cabled from London that ho stood' ready to contribute J1.O0O. President Granger Farwell of the Stock Exchange has appointed a committee of five to receive subscriptions, nnd n long list of brokerage houses Immediately pledged themselves to contribute. President Parwell said that It would bo wise to get funds pledged, even If no use snouiu do couna tor tne money, tie ex pressed belief, however, that much could be accomplished by cash assistance. Members of the cast of "Mr. Bluebeard, Jr.," are awaiting Instructions from New York as to their future, and many of them lost their clothes and valuables In the fire. H. G. DARR0W. SAVED HIS DAUGHTER FROM FIRE. H. O. Darrow, vice president of the Home "Publishing Company of St. Louis, arrived In the city at 8 o'clock last night from Chicago. Mr. Darrow was one of tho spectators nt the Iroquois Theater on the afternoon of tho fire, and helped in getting out frightened and helpless women. Mr. Darrow boards at the Moser, but his home ! on Center street In Chicago. On Wednesday afternoon, while he was on a holiday visit his daughter, Gracle, H years old. Induced him to Join a party ot neighbors who were going to tho chil dren's matinee. In the party were Mrs. II. G. Freder icks and Mrs. Canlo Weber, who reside across the street from tho Darrow home. aro among the missing, is under police Commencing Monday Morning, January 4th, Our Semi Annual Clearance of Women's Ready-to-Wear Garments This important event will be doubly interesting this season. FOR FULL PARTICULARS SEE MONDAY'S MORNING PAPERS. ForM The standard price of Monarch Shirts, Cltiett, Peabody & Co. makers, is $1.00 and $1.50 the world over. In our great Semiannual Clearing Sale, Starting to-day, they are 6 for $3,00. Men's Suits and Overcoats which formerly sold for $15.00 are now marked $8.45 Hundreds of equal values all over this great store are sure to more than repay your attendance at this Grand Clearing Sale, which starts to-day. ST. LOUIS'S GREATEST MEN'S STORE. They had an extra ticket for the little girl, but Mr. Darrow was compelled to ctand at the rear of the house. When the fire broke out ho ran for his daughter and fought his way to the street with her. Then he went back for the oth ers, but could1 not reach them, and Joined In the general rescue work, carrying out fifteen women and children, until finally stopped by the police on account of that part of the house becoming Impassable. Thursday he visited the morgus and found the bodies of the ladles who had accompanied him nnd his daughter and those of somp of his friends. He says that the published accounts of the holocaust ao not near approacn tne awiui reality. BODY OF ROBERT CALDWELL WILL ARRIVE THIS MORNING. A telegram to The Republic from Chi cago last night announced that William B. Harrison, uncle of Robert Porter Cald well, son of Mrs. Byrd T. Caldwell of No. 4CCS Morgan street, who perished In tho Iroquois Theater fire, had left the city last night with his nephew's body. Ho will arrive here this morning. The funeral will take place at 3 o'clock to-morrow afternoon at the family resi dence The services will be conducted by tho Reverend Doctor W. J. Will'amson of the Third Baptist Church, and the In terment will bo made In Bellefontalne Cemetery. The following will act as pallbearers: Robert Cotton. Clayton Teaedale. Elmer Neville, Dwlght Hurlburt. Harry Van Cleave, William Goodloe, Ralph Wind and Archie Summervillo. MISSOURI WOMAN AND SON PERISHED IN THEATER FIRE. J. L. Dryden, an attorney living at No. 442)A Elmbank avenue, received a tele gram Thursday afternoon announcing that his daughter-ln-Iaw. Mrs. John Dryden, Jr., nnd his granison, Taylor Dryden, per ished In the Iroquois Theater fire at Chi cago. it was stated yesterday that the bodies of the mother and son would be taken to Farmlngton. Mo., for burial. The Drydens lived In Missouri beforo moving to Chi cago. Mrs. Dryden was a sister-in-law of Mrs. Otto Hlrzei of Clayton. MRS. LEFMANN FIRE VICTIM; FORMERLY LIVED HERE. Mrs. "Susie Lefmann, sister-in-law of Julius Lefmann, secretary of the Missouri Colfee Growers' Association, was one of the victims ot the Iroquois Theater flro. Mrs. Lefmann formerly lived in St. Louis, but recently removed to La Porte Ind. Mr. Lefmann departed yesterday for Chicago to take charge of the body. WILL INSPECT THEATERS. Mayor Holt of Houston, Tex., Taking Steps to Prevent Fire. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Houston. Tex., Jan. L The Chicago horror has caused Mayor Holt to order an Inspection of all theater buildings in Hous ton, with a view to having safeguards In stituted against fire. The plant ot tho C. R- Cummlngs Lum ber Company was destroyed by tiro at 4 o'clock this morning. Tho Ios3 Is esti mated at J15.UCO. of which SS.UjO was cov ered by insurance BENJAMIN A. D0ZIER DEAD. Was Steamboat Captain on Mis sissippi Before War. Captain Benjamin A. Dozler, who was a steamboat captain on the Mississippi be fore the war, and who was engaged in the cracker business in St. Louis for many years, died last night at his residence. No. 5232 Delmar boulevard. Ho was T3 years old. and for tho last three years had been afflicted with paraly sis, which was primarily the causo of his death. Captain Dozler had lived In St. Louis for more than flfty years, and ho had a wide circle of acquaintances He Is survlvej by.hls wife, Helen A. Dozler, and three children, F. N. Dozler. Miss Emma Dozler and Mrs. T. P. Conant. The. funeral ar- I rangements have not been made. imTitfelSya&wy en Only! or 55c each. OPEN T0-NI6HT TILL 10 O'CLOCK. ML AT TIE CENTURY. Theater Audience Sings TSteareTj My God, to Thee" for Chicag9 JB'ire .Victims. MINISTER LEADS IN HYM. Incident Caused by the BevereuS C. IT. Congdon and Said to Hare Been Impromptu Affects Crowd. An affecting memorial serrteA nit to) have been entirely Impromptu, for tns victims of the Chicago theater fire, took; place at the Century Theater last night mm SERVICE when ths entire audlenco Joined In suf ing "Nearer, My God. to Thee.' The curtain had descended on the secona act of Ezra Kendall's play. Holiday cheer, the Joys of Ntw Tear's Day 13 been heightened by the humor and wit of Mr. Kendall and his company. The hura of merry chatter had begun just as thi orchestra leader raised his baton to direct some rollicking air. "Ladles and Gentlemen ' In a second the eyes of every one la H crowded playhouse wero turned toward man who had arisen from his seat an! was speaking. "In the midst of our pleasure," contin ued the speaker. T believe you win all I Join me in devoting a moment's thought to the frightful catastrophe which befell -A similar audience In Chicago several days ago. Let us remember the unfortu- -nates." -; ' Absolute silence marked the pause. fle ' throng, deeply Impressed and in full gym- S pathy, waited for a continuation o tM?. ' simple speech. Nearer, my God, to thML J' Nearer to thwi 5, Tho speaker had begun this Vmr f J miliar to every one. At tho second bar the orchestra took m i the air nnd rw&voint'i hii.iin.j. .. Joined In tho singing until the sacred '' melody swelled and filled the playhouse) ' like the tones of a great pipe organ in a cathedral. When the last notes ebbed tears were to bo seen In many eyes. From proscenium boxes, the pit. tho balcony and from ths gallery voices had given utterance to a tribute of deepest sympathy for those who) perished and the relatives of tho dead in the Chicago flro. Street urchins wero heard with society leaders In the hymn. Attaches of the theater stated that th speech was made and C:j singing led by. the Reverend C. H. Congdon ot Chicago. TO CUTIE A COLD IJf OJTE DAT Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. Alt druggists refund money If it falls to cur. & W. Grove's signature Is on each boxJb. Army Broken Wblle SkAtlasj. ;.'" Wililam Garllck. 13 years old, whOa J skating' on the sidewalk on Eighteenth, K near Division street, last evening fell on : the pavement and sustained a double a; fracture of the arm. He was taken to ths 'R City Dispensary for treatment and later 1 was removed to his home. No- 173B DM. V- Lswn itreet, . - . , 11; - . --A - : . . o!U 5 , ., ZS j. i v ,Jt fetfSyb&l fff 'w.t.I-.. X V ., .ifJfeaSgsK, I - Til udmm ""HSf-SS T iXV.TWI ..I W.wj.n. ....jTr.'v f33 78aSa&2'.',KyefsS ftj?it( , -.9! mz&2Si&2&icZH&.&& feiirTJI fe?:-i?iia3ss jg?&iff.5-.ai