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THE WASHINGTON TLMES. FRIDAY. DECE3HBER 26, l()13.
PANIC HALL SAFE.
HALL WHERE 73 DIED, AND ARCHITECT
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X"ALIJMT, Mich., Dec. 2C-Local no-
lice and detectives today had almost
abandoned hope of capturing the hcavy
1earded man; who, by his cry of firs,
precipitated the awful panic, which
caused seventy-three deaths In a state
ment issued this monilnsr. President
Moyer, of the Western Federation of
Miners, denied that he had stated that
his man was a member of the Citi
zens' Alliance, an anti-strike organiza
tion. "I do not blame any number ol the
Citizens' Alliance for what has hap
jjcned." aioyer said. '"If such a catas
trophe had occurred amon- the wives
and children of the members of the
Citizens' Alliance, there would have
been mob rule, and possibly lynchlngs
in the streets of" Calumet." Moyer said
lie -would brine 'five witnesses before the
coroner's Jury who would swear that
the man who sounded the alarm of lire
wore a Citizens' Allance badge, but
that he would make no direct accusa
tion. "With the kindest feelings for thoss
who offer it,' we ask no outside . help.
These are our own people and this is
our privilege, to care for our dead and
to comfort the living."
This was the message that was sent
out to the wrorld from Calumet as final
preparations were being' made for the
burial of the victims of the panic
But despite this refusal of ojitside aid,
contributions continue to pour In. Prss-
ldent -Moyer today had at his disposal
more han $30,000 for tho relief of the
families of tho victims. The funeral
expenses of all who died in t!re panic
will be paid from tills sum and the
balance returned to. the senders.
Today tho identification of all the
bodies that throughout Christmas day
lay in long rows of the improvised
morgue in the town hall at Red Jack
et, was completed.
The supply of caskets in Calumet was
exhausted early last night and more
were ordered from Milwaukee. Twen
ty.Hve of them arrived hero early to
day and the bodies at the morgae were
taken to the homes of -relatives. Final
preparations lor the funerals -were made
nt a meeting of a citizens' committee
U. S, Not to Investigate
Tragedy At Calumet
Xo .Federal' investigation into the
Calumet, Mich., panic horror of Wed
nesday night will be instituted, ac
cording to a-telegram sent by Secre
tary of Labor Wilson to President
Charles H. Moyer, of, the Western Fed
eration of Itinera today, In which the
Cabinet officials expressed It as his
opinion that the disaster was not in
any way connected with the strike sit
uation. John B. Densmore, solicitor of the
department ,wlll 'leave Washington
3 ate today for Calumet to do what he
can to bring about an amicable ad
justment of. the differences of the i
Strikers andtho mine operators.
The telegram, sent -by Secretary Wil
son today reads:
TC was shocked by your telegram
and the accounts In tho press of the
terrible disaster which occurred In
Calumet. My sympathies go out to the
families of the .men. -.women, and chil
dren who were sacrificed in the crusty
3t is almost inconceivable that any
one could be so' Inhuman as to plan
xuch a catastrophe, but whether it
was planned or the result of malicious
mischief. I hope the facts will be
promptly brought to light. From the
meagre Information, as yet in my
possession, it'would appear to be pure
ly a statutory crime solely within the
jurisdiction .of 'the police powers of
tho State, and not. in any way con
nected with tho' strike situation. I
cannot conceive of such a connection
existing. I am. however, sending the
(solicitor of this department, JoL'n B.
Densmore, to Calumet for the purpose
of rendering any assistance possible in
clearing up the situation."
Wife Asks Court to"
Keep Leehan in Jail
WHITE PLAINS. X. Y., Dec 26.
William J. Leehan, twice arrested for
drunkenness rince his acquital last
week on a murder charge at Tom's
rncr, X. J today was confined In jail
here, awaiting the examination of a
Hanlty commission. A lawyer repre
senting Mrs. Leehan, who came here
when her husband was forced to spend
Christmas in Jail, asked the court to
confine the man.
Leehan begged the court to send for
his father, and have him taken home
to New Hampshire. Mrs. Leehan said
ihe was unable to support her husband,
and was of tho opinion that temporary
confinement was best for him. v
Remembers Family of
Man Who Shot Him
CHICAGO, Dec- 2ti. Three little chil
dren of Frank Klimck, a masseur, who
committed suicide after an unsuccessful
iiltcmpt to kill Attorney Charles Ailing,
ent Ailing a little note of thanks to
day. "From his hospital cot yesterday,
Ihng sent a Christmas greeting to the
widow and children of the man who
. ttcrapted 'to slay li'.in and directed his
I rother-in-law to look aft"r their ma
terial wants. The attorney will re
tover, but wJU lose the sight of one
City News Notes
f'liyiiieiana at I'mrrgcncy Hoapltal
reported today that Mrs. Gertrude Dcl
plorno, f lilS Pennsylvania avenue
r.orthwest. who swallowed bRh.ori'le
I mercury at her home last week, .-s
.ell on the road to recovery. She
".vili leave the hotpltal within the next
duy or two.
1'eter Donk will read a paper on
"The Earning Power of Chemistry" at
the meeting of the Chemical Society of
fleorge Washington- University, to be
held January It. 11. W. Thompson will
lead a paper on "The Significance of
Xtichemical Reactions of Milk."
llemr Admiral Stockton, president of
George Washington University, and the
Ieans of the various departments will
le the guests of the George Washing
ton University interfraternlty Associa
tion ut a smoker to be heud at .the
Vnlvcrsity .Club. January JS. The arrangement-committee
Is composed of
Donald H. MCKhew, chairman; Fred
Fogle and Sam Barrett. The entertain
jnent committee includes George Boston,
chairman; John Jeffries, and J. W.
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Speeding Auto Kills
One; Hurts Another
NE'f TOr.K. Dec. 2S. Mrs. Richard
Lee. Jr.. wlfo, of the general manager
of the Brooklyn plant of the American
Sugar Refining Company, was killed
early today &nd Lee is dying in the hos
pital after being run down by an auto- j
mobile at -Broadway and Sixty-sixth I
Every policeman in the' city haB been
instructed to search fur :t bier Tnnronti
limoutine which struck the couple while
speeamg at nity miles an nour.
Lee and his wife were struck shortly
after midnight. A gale was blowing and
with their umbrella. 'lowered to shield
them from the sleet and rain, they start
ed to cross the street. They were
thrown ten feet directly in the path
of a taxlcab when struck by the limous
ine. Harrr DeForest. chauffeur of the
iaxi. saia ne.was unable to avoid run
ning over the couplij. Thev were un
conscious when picked up.
Two Found Guilty on
Charges of Speeding
Two fines, totaling JS0, were paid to
day by Edward Robinson, a colored
chauffeur. He was found guilty and
fined $40 on charges of driving an au-!
tomobile on Virginia avenue jvhile ir
toxicated and was fined ?50 more en
charges of intoxication.
Acknowledging that he was going at
a rate of fifteen miles an hour coasting
down Sixth street northwest, Preston H.
Pamcll. colored. .Dleaded .ruilfv in
speeding today in the court of Judge
Mullowny. In default of a "140 fine, he
went to jail for sixty days.
Rat Bite Is Fatal.
CHICAGO. Dec. 26. Walter Tuccfo.
a fourteen-month-old baby, died to
day from blood poisoning, caused by
being bitten on the toe b a rat.
Winter Overcoats Sacrificed
Regular $12.50 Overcoats now $6.25
Regular $15.00 Overcoats now $7.50
Regular $18.00 Overcoats now $9.00
Regular $20.C0 Overcoats now $10.50
Regular $25.00 Overcoats now $12.75
Regular $35.00 Overcoats now $17.50
Men's Raincoats 1-2 Price
Men's Fine Un-cllaa "SUp-on"
Raincoats, sold at 91040, j r .(TA
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PAUL H. MACNEIL.
When Friends Go,
Dogs Console Him
WICHITA. Kan.. Dec. 2t-Joc Knight,
formerly of Shulie. but now an inmate
of the county farm, wants his srey
hoimds. After a life of nearly three
ecore years only these dogs remain to
bear affection for the old man. Such, at
least, is his belief, and. holding that
opinion, he wants them with him.
Knight was sent to the county farm.
All his life he has kept dos. They
have been the solace of many dreary
hours. For vtars only they have
bhovin him love or affection.
lien brought here the three dogs
wen left behln-l. Xow Knight wants
Men's High-class T'.ngllsh Rain
coats, formerly 918.00- 0Q QQ
"Fresh Air Baby" Is
Mother's Chief Defense
rORTLAXD," Or., Dec. 26.
c-icrublc smile and nothing else. Rex
Palmer, six month? old, today cooed on
the ficor with 'his Christmas tojsl a lov
ing exhibit-that cleared Mrs. Alice Pal
mer, his mother, o a court charge of
xne uiue xeuow nas never worn a
garment. Neiehbors who saw the baby bejjn laboring with the problem of fast
lying naked on a pallet In the yard, ,cc;cn.
thought the cool nlr too much for .the' Afler disposing of her dye processes
j nuugster and caused llrs. Palmer's ar- Miss Harvey plans to tackle the buga-
"My baby has never been sick a day
and weighs twenty pounds," she said
with defiant prid?. "Does that look .like
he is suffering?"
F.xperts examined Rex and found .him
In excelent physical condition, even eozn
rnentling the deep coat of tan that cov
ered htm from head to feet. llrs. Pal
mer was discharged.
Ohio Women Begin
Fight For Suffrage
.CbLUAIBUS. Ohio, Dec. 2i Work to
put-Ohio in the -equal suffrage column
of States was begun todav when suf
frage headquarters here distributed
blank petition forms with instructions
to suffragettes to start soliciting signa
tures January 1 for a refetendum in
the spring on a suffrage constitutional
amendment. The suffragettes need 110,
Suffrage experts and speakers from
all parts of the country will be brought
to Ohio to aid tho commission.
ST. LOUIS. Dec 26. Chivalrous
Freddie Randall, aged fourteen, was
being held today to await the out
come of George Droege's injuries.
Freddie stabbed Droege according to
tho policeman because Droege refus
ed to stop beating his wife at a
A VERITABLE CLOUDBURST OF CLOTHING BARGAINS a mere!,
less sacrifice of every vestige of the winter stock of Men's and Boys' Clothing
in this great "CLEAN SWEEP" SALE that marks the most astounding values
ever known! This semi-annual occasion, wonderful for its unprecedented
economies, is always eagerly awaited by thousands -of Washington men, who
known from past experience just what to expect in the way of amazing cloth
The' sole object of this sale is to clear
away the surplus winter stocks with as little
Mn . line quality
Ovi'rcoats, in blue,
brown - tho hit of
Sh.iwl collar and I)
All sizes '
Former $18 values
Former $25 values
Former $35 values
l h season
Former $10.00 and $12.00 Suits
Former $13.50 and $15.00 Suits marked $6.75
Former $16.50 Suits marked $7.50
Former $18.00 and $20.00 Suits marked , . $8.75
Former $22.50 Suits marked $10.00
Former $25.00 Suits marked $12.50
Former $30.00 Suits marked $13.75
Former $35.00 Suits marked $15.00
Boys' Suits and Overcoats
$3;50 Suits and Overcoats at $1.98
$5.00, Suits and Overcoats at $2.48
$6.00 Suits and Overcoats at. . , $2.98
$7.00 Suits- and Overcoats at .'. .$3.48
$7.50 Suits and Overcoats at , .$3.98
$10.00 Suits and Overcoats at $5.00
BROS., 428 9th St.
Six Daara bUw K Ut.
An actual fire in the hall at Red
Jacket, Mich., where seventy-three per
sons, mostly children, -were killed in
a stampede, Wednesday night, would
not have been as disastrous as the
false alarm panic proved to be, ac
cording to Paul H. Macnell, a Wash
ington architect, who designed the So-
cieta Mutua i'.eneilcenza Italana build
ing, where tho Christmas tree for tho
striking miners' children, wac 'located.
Smoke, Mr. Macnell" continued, un
doubtedly would have scattered the
crowds to- the five exltr with which
the building was equipped, and would
have prevented the jam at tho main
door. The stairway, ho said. Is a
straightaway ono, seven feet wide,
with a landing half way down.
The building was rated, as semi fire
proof, or a slow burner.' and extreme
precautions were-taken, In Uts construc
tion to provide against cmergencrcs. as
tho frame structure which the society
had on the same site was destroyed by
.lire aoout ennsunas, UW7.
The present structure wa3 threo stor
ies In the rear and two In front, with
a grocery store and a salooir. ocupylng
the ground floor. Twelve foot ceilings
were provided on the first and eighteen
foot ceilings on the second floor.
In addition to the main stairway,'
there were two smaller ones in the
rear of the building, and two broad
five-foot fire escapes, one on the side
and one'in the rear. The building is of
brick with stone trimmings, and steel
trusses. The hall Is fortv by eighty
feet, exclusive of the stage, which is
thirty by forty, and under which Is
a dining room. N
New Chemical Hits
High Cost of Living
BAV FRANCItiCO. Dec.1 26. By dls-
l covering chemical secrets through which
aa su)r or clothes can be'made to hold
I ti,0, cioss 0f newness twice as Ion;
tile merchant ba-galns for. Miss lilar
p.iretta Harvey, chemistry expert, has
ccortd a blow against the high cost of
Scif-exiled at the University of Cali
fornia for months, Jlisa Harvey has
doo oi nousexeepars. aisn wasning, witn
tho end In view, of making the after
dinner clean-up a pleasure Instead .of a
Hurrying to Finish
Trial of Schmidt
i:EW YORK, Dec. 2i Every effort
wai- made today to rush to a conclusion
the, trial of Hans Schmidt, murderer of
Anna Auraueller. The State expected to
complete Its "direct? examination of alien
ists who contend that Schmidt Is only
shamming Insanity. -
As the term 'of Judge Warren Wl
Fortpr, before whom the trial is being
conducted expires next Wednesday, at
torneys for both sides are anxious to
cin.-.plete the taking of testimony as
early as possible to avoid any possibility
of a mistrial.
Held in Quarantine
One thousand saiiors arc quarantined
today aboard the United States battle
ship Ohio, anchored in Delaware
Breakwater. New cases of smallpox
were discovered Christmas morning and
physicians were still busy today vacci
nating the crew. They will probably
be kept from shore two weeks.
as possible. We ve slaughtered prices
and left to do it. It will pay you to be
tomorrow when the doors open to share
is huge carnival of clothing values!
IQn the Dollar
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Ready for 1914
This Basement Floor special sale
lessens the cost of glassware.
$2.50 Perfect' Oil
S2.S0 Gas Ra
diator, i tubes,
and -flj-l 7C
gJc Ast Sifter,
with cover, fit
any size C7
Iron Ash Can.
Cove: extra, Mc.
50c Coal Shovel.
long or short
29c Gas Heater, an apparatus for
cooking or heating.to bo at- f Qp
tached to gas bracKet XU,
25c Oval Ham
Boiler, with cov-
3c Floor Broom,
best corn, OAn
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65c Rolling Top Bread Box,
white or oak
Sfte Set Mrs
Potts' Sad lions.
3c Step I-id-der.
5 feet lilgh.
with pall AQ0
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Babbitt's. Fols Xaptha, Star, and I IF sfl 1 afl 12 1 m.O W 1
Brooke's Crystal Soap, rearllne. a aa MAWaV a ms? W "AMaK
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Real Cut Glass
Warranted First Quality.
Salad Bowl's, 3-Inch size; 0O'Q7
three new patterns. , w&Hjt.
Sugars and Creams, pin fc1.'V7
wheel pattorn 9JLJOI
Water Sets, large pitcher and six
glasses, pin wheel $J.ii7'?
Celery Trays, new shape (Q'CVT
and new patterns........ wuhnJt
Xew Nappies. 5 and 6 Inch'IVT,
sizes, assorted, patterns..-
Table Tumblers, 9-ounco
strawberry and fan pat
tern. Six for.
Table Tumblers, cut with
threo large stars
Flower Vases, new square shape,
various pat- lj0 AIJT
terns .................... witwu
Oil Jugs, new low shapes, fV7gt
various patterns ....' 17 1 C
bearer to one
with, heavy -cast-top
Dec. 27, 1913.
S18.00 Leaded Art Glass Dining
Boom Dome, 22-Inch size. Com
plete with Welsbach CI 9 A
.-"Haviland" China Dinner and Tea
Sets, first quality," each tt Q rTJT "
piece stamped vx!fIO
I1.S0 Stone China decorated
Chamber Sets, six pieces, Qfjg
new shape .........-.....S. O- "
39c Carlsbad China Cracker OQa
Jars, with side handles tVK,
15c Japanese China Cups and
Saucers, extra thin, low. Iftp
23c Japanned Flour Cans, with
hinged cover, 15 or 20 lb. IQa
S1.25 Folding Cutting Tables,
36 inches long, polished Q7f
10c Clothes Poles, nicely fin- OfJ
ished, 8 feet long, 3 for AfJC
23c Patent Spring Mop
Handle and large Cotton 1Qj
Oval Wash Boilers, heavy tin,
with copper bottom, dented, Afp
worth to $1.50 tV
"Japanned Flour Boxes, 50 OCrt
pound size, dented,, were 73c l
Japanned Bread Boxes, extra
large size, slightly dented, n.
Were 75c "V"
Galvanized iron Wash Tubs, ex
tra largo size, dented. QJp
Were S3c wli
Tin Saucepans, with copper rT
bottom, 2 qtjart size. Were ,19c
Porcelain Wash Basins, rolled
edge, slightly chipped. OC
Stone China Tollot Pitchers,
large size, chipped. Were 1Kj
rorcclain Slop Jars, with 9C
bail handle, chipped. Were Jl
lac Crumb Pan and Scraper, - A
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' "Xcarcut" Punch or"' Leraoaad-
bets, comprising, large bowl oraC
stand, with 6 glasses to, C7j
match ...........,....'.,.... vIC
"Nearcuf Water Seta tankard,
pitcher, and six thin glasses, QIT
engraved to match. ....... ... OIC
"Nearcuf "Wine Sets decanter
and six glasses, engraved to- QCW
match .... ,........ ....... vOC
"NearcutT Wine Decanters.
pint size, engraved
"Nearcuf Wine Decanters, J
with handle, quart sire..;.-.-. UxCj
-nearcuf wine uiasses, root 9J?
. ed, assorted patterns.,......'. WV
"Nearcut" Punch Glasses, vat- '9
rious patterns, with handles.. OV
"Nearcut" Water Bottles. " fft
cut glass pattern, quart slie'AWC
"Nearrfut" Table' Tumblers; 9
extra thin, assorted engravings OC
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$9.00 America:). China Dlnner-and'
Tea Set, 100 pieces, first AIJ
quality, decorated....-..... '?'
C9c Toller Iltcher aad Basin;
fancy shape, white, or deco
?uft ri nte'ed
UUU3 limit Afit
biers, large "l'7
Wei sbach Gas
Lamp, foe hall
or kitchen, -i ?
Can, trith, cover?
S9c Stone China
Slop Jar, with
cover and OJJgt
10c Flour Slftsr
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