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LOSS IN NEW YORK FIRE WILL REACH FIFTEEN MILLION DOLLARS. 7 LIVES LOST IN FLAMDS Priceless Papers and Securities Are Carried From the Vaults in Waste Baskets.—Records of the Com pany Are Preserved. New York, Jan. 10. — Fire, which started at 5:20 a. in., destroyed (he immense eight and twelve-story build ing of the Equitable Life Assurance society at 120 Broadway, enta. 'ng a loss estimated at about $15,000,000. At least seven lives are lost. Shortly after the lire got. under headway, three porters were seen in the glare of the blaze, to leap from a lifth-story window. Tons of debris fell immediately upon the spot where the bodies landed, and the firemen have been unable to get near the Beene. While the tire was raging several olllcers of the Equitable Trust, com pany, escorted by firemen and police officers, entered the building on the southeast corner and were successful in opening the vaults. They put se curities, money and legal papers val ued at millions of dollars into waste paper baskets and policemen carried these to the vaults of the Hanover Trust company. In this way the great Equitable Trust company's vaults were emptied of all valuables. William Pullion, one of the officers of .the Mercantile Safe Deposit com pany, announced that the vaults of the company were intact and that no losses would result to any clients. Experts who manufactured the vaults are at the fire, and they confirm Bul lion's statement. Giblin's Rescue Thrilling. The most thrilling resuce ever seen at a New York fire was that of Wil- ! liam Giblin, president of the Mercan tile Safe Deposit company, in the Equitable building. Giblin, driven out of the building twice by firemen, re turned the third time to rescue some of the priceless papers in his desk. His egress was cut off by the flames. With two companions, whose names were not learned, he retreated into an empty safety deposit vault, closing the door, but calling to the firemen through a grating. Although tons of debris were falling about them, and great flames licking about them, 100 volunteer firemen, answering a call for volunteers for dangerous duty, seized axes and crow bars and fought their way to the vaults smashing like madmen at the grating to save the three men. Their companions played water into the vaults, submerging the imprisoned men and covering tile rescuers with sheets of ice to keep them from burn ing to death. Father McGean nearly lest his life when administering the last rites to the men imprisoned in the safe de posit vault, the firemen dragging him away just as a shower of bricks and stone fell on the spot where he had been kneeling, in the street in front of the vault. As the firemen carried Father McGean away, the dying man turned to him and pityingly said: "For God's sake, father take me out of here. 1 am dying. Can't you get at me.'' For hours these heroes worked. Finally the floors fell and Giblin, a little man physically, and badly burned dragged his unconscious or dead companions onto the main floor where a few moments later, amid wild cheers, the brave firemen fought their way aud dragged Giblin, dying, to the Btreet. At the same hour part of the walls of the August Belmont building, at Nassau and Cedar streets, fell In. Bel mont himself, who had entered his of fice twice to rescue valuable paintings from the walls, had been driven away a few' minutes before by a policeman. The big Equitable building was also 1 the home of the Union and Southern [ Pacific railways, the banking house of j August Belmont & Co., the Mercantile I Bankers' Trust company, the Mercan- j tile Safe Deposit company and several ' New' York financial firms. Millions ! upon millions of dollars in securities j and cash were cared for in the im- j meuse vaults of the Trust and Safe j Deposits company. The fire was first discovered on the I ground floor of a storeroom of the 1 Cafe Sarin and carried by a draft of air shot upward through an elevator shaft, setting fire to the upper floors. The flames had the intensity of a blast furnace. The heavy floors of the building buckled under the w'hite hot fire and fell in, while the walls crumbled and dropped piecemeal into the streets. The building was abso* lately gutted. , ____ ' George J. Gould, by the purchase of Castle Menzies, near Perthshire, Scot land, has added his name to the list of American millionaires possessing great landed estates in Great Britain. The new Gould estate is of several thou sand acres and It Is said that Mr. Gould will pass a considerate part of each year there. Other Destroyers in Port Badly Bat tered as Result of High Seas. Hamilton, Bermuda. Jan. 10.—The small dock yard here is crowded with storm tossed and weather beaten American torpedo boat destroyers. Seven have reached port, the Perkins, Walke, Ammen. Sterett, Preston, Trippe and Pauling. The Mayranf aud McCall have not yet been heard from. After encountering a northwest gule Thursday and Friday, which the oh fleers and men describe as a hurrU cane, the flotilla ran into a southwest gale Sunday night. The Paulding which suffered in the first storm, felt the fury of the gale more than thq others. Fortunately when about 20 miles northeast of Bermuda, she was sighted by tlie battleship Michigan, which supplied Iter with provisions. She arrived at Bermuda but in enter ing port, ran on a submerged coral ledge. Shu was soon floated, and Is now at. tiie dock yard, badly damaged. The commander of the Paulding, Lieut. S. If. Doyle, said the gales were (he worst he had known during his 15 years of sea service. When 000 miles from Xew York, the vessel was forced to lay to, while the wind blew at the rate of SO miles an hour. Her wireless apparatus was carried away, boats were washed overboard or smashed, the fore compartments were flooded and provisions were spoiled. Officers and men were hurled out of their bunks and several were cut and bruised as a result of violent falls. The pounding of the seas opened soma of the deck seams. The Paulding has undergone examination and after mak ing repairs will leave for Guantanamo with tiie other destroyers. All tiie other boats show marks of rough experience. On the Trippe, Em Signs James Irish and H. G. Walling were badly cut and bruised by falls. TWO WARSHIPS ARE MISSING MAYRANT AND McCALL STILL UN ACCOUNTED FOR. Washington. 1). C.—Coordination of the working forces in the states with the federal government in bring ing about, closer connection between land and labor ami immigrants from foreign countries is expected to be ibe object of the new organization perfected here as a result of Hie con ference of the state immigration, land and labor officials of the various states. This conference was called upon the initiative of T. V. Powderly of the United States immigration bureau. Representatives of the Minnesota, Wisconsin and other northwestern state hoards of immigration, land and labor, were in attendance at the meeting and they became members of the national association. Richeson to Die In Electric Chair. Boston, Jan. 10.—A plea of guilty of murder in the first degree was made by Rev. Clarence V. T. Richeson in the superior court, and he was sentenced by Judge Sanderson to death by elec trocution some time during the week Dems Select Baltimore. Washington, Jan. 10. — Baltimore was awarded the Democratic national convention by the Democratic national committee. The convention will be held one week after the Republican convention ip June. Grand Athletic ENTERTAINMENT DEI CIVEN BY The Wibaux Athletic Club DAVIS OPERA HOUSE THURS.. JAN. 18 th I. Boxing Bag Punching Wrestling Fancy and Clever Club Swinging IHB Bring the ladies and children and enjoy three hours of high class entertainment, and see what our local athletes ran do. Music by Wibaux Orchestra Show Starts an 8:15 p. m. Live Business Setters. Subscribe for the Pioneer. Money to loan on farm security. .Lie Jordan Realty & Loan Co. When you have an item of in erest call 'phone No. 32. For farm loans—call at the office >f Fisher & Fisher, Attorneys. Get the habit of saying you saw •it' ' in the Pioneer—Vou did, lid n't you? Lost —Dark bay mare, with hal .er, white star in forehead. Notify E. L. Fisher, Wibaux. 22-tf The Pioneer has the largest bona fide list. Mr. Advertiser will please remember this. We have a few thousand dollars | ready to let out on farm security, j The Jordan Realty & Loan Co. I ! One bay saddle mare, 3 years | old, unbranded, left at Suther ! land's barn. 21tf FOR SALE CHEAP- New, ! three room house in Davis addi tion. Inquire at this office. i6-4tp Dr. O. R. Niece, the dentist, is I now permanently located in the : Bartley block, at Beach, where he ! wi.l be pleased to meet his Wi | baux patients. j When transacting business out of town, ask LONG DISTANCE ito get your party. It pays. "All copper lines. " MONTANA ' EASTERN TELEPHONE CO. FOUND—Ladies fur hat on Trotters stage road. Owner can have same by paying for this notice. 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