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The Wisconsin tobacco reporter. (Edgerton, Wis.) 1877-1950, February 04, 1921, Image 6

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KILLS 12 PERSONS
Six Women and Six Men Lost in
Hotel Fire.
REMAINS CHARRED TO CRISP
Only Five of the Victims Identified—
Thousand-Dollar Engagement Ring
on Finger of One Girl’s Body
—One Man Insane.
New York, Jan. 31. —Twelve persons,
six men and six votnen, were burned
o death and several were burned with
ut little chance of recovery when fire
estroyed the Colonial hotel in Ho
boken.
The bodies were horribly charred
and mutilated.
The known dead : Miss Mary Schu
macher, Miss Daisy Gray, Miss Hes
ter Constance Peterson of Brooklyn,
Elmo Snider, twenty-six, an official of
the Brooklyn Rapid Transit company,
and Frank Logan, Jersey City.
One man trapped in a room with
the charred remains of two men and
two women became a raving maniac.
Brought to the scene by the shrieks
of those who were trapped in the
upper floors of the hotel, hundreds of
persons mingled their cries of hor
ror with the screams of the dying
men and women. Several on the upper
floors were overtaken by flames be
fore they could reach the windows.
Escape Without Clothing.
Many in the hotel made their es
cape minus clothing, and several have
disappeared.
One man, who the police say was
with a girl about eighteen, rushed to
his home, secured clothing and was
arrested when lie returned.
His companion was burned to a
crisp. On her charred hand was a
diamond engagement ring valued at
SI,OOO.
The hotel was crowded when flames
ate their way from the basement to
the upper floors in a few seconds.
Following the first alarm many of
those who later died in flames burst
into the hallways.
They found their way blocked by
solid walls of flames and dense
clouds of thick, pungent smoke. By
tile time they had a chance to return
to their rooms they found them in
vaded by flames. Trapped in both
sides, the men and women were pow
erless.
Find Man a Maniac.
While the firemen were pouring
tons of water on the blaze more than
two hours after the fire started and
after many of the charred bodies had
been recovered, the rescue squad of
the fire department heard faint cries
coming from one of the upper rooms.
Guided by the calls fof help, the fire
men picked their way along the
charred hallways.
The calls led them to a room on the
third floor. The door had not been
burned away. When the firemen
tried the door they found it barri
caded. Crashing in. the heavy wood of
the door, the firemen found four
crisped bodies piled high against it.
Inside was a man, running about like
a caged animal.
He flew at the firemen like an
enraged tiger when the first of the
rescue squad climbed over the burned
bodies and attempted to carry him
out. Above the other noises his voice
could he heard shrieking:
“I tried to get out! Those bodies
piled up and stopped me! I couldn’t
crawl over them! 1 couldn’t touch
hem!”
The man, who later proved to be
Richard Dierksen. an employee of the
hotel, was rushed to St. Mary’s hos
pital, whej;e it was announced he had
become a raving maniac as the result
of being caged up in the room, his
way to safety blocked by a human
barricade.
GREEK PASSPORTS FORGED
United States Consul Bares Whole
sale Traffic Among Emmigrants
to America.
Athens, Jan. 29. —Wholesale frauds
in passports, carried on by Greek sub
jects emigrating to the United Stdtes,
have been discovered by W. L. Lowrie,
American consul general here. More
than 50 passports were submitted at
the consulate one day for American
vises, and 25 were found to bear forged
signatures and false seals of the Greek
foreign office. It is feared many Greeks
already have secured admission to the
United States on similar spurious
passes, as over 3,000 persons seek
American vises each month. It has
been found that a small clique, of
Greeks have carried on a regular traf
fic in bogus passports. In one case
3.000 drachmas, normally about S6OO,
was paid for one of these documents.
SIR RALPH ASHTON SUICIDE
Was Found Dead in Bathroom With
Bullet Wound in His
Head.
London, Jan. 31. —A coroner’s jury
returned a verdict of suicide in the
case of Sir Ralph Percy Ashton, who
was found dead in the bathroom of his
home with a bullet wound in his head.
A rifle was lying beside the body when
it was found. The verdict says the
act presumably was committed while
the late knight was in an unbalanced
condition, due to imagined business
worries.
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EAGLE << MIKADQ”> II No. 174
For Sale at your Dealer Made in five grades
ASK FOR THE YELLOW PENCIL WITH THE RED BAND
EAGLE MIKADO
EAGLE PENCIL COMPANY, NEW YORK
Your Income Tax Returns
Require attention NOW. March 15 is thm last filing date for Federal
returns and March 1 for State returns.
Iri order that you may secure ail deductions to which you are en
titled the return should be prepared by one familiar with both laws.
Our representative, who is up to the minute on all income tax matters,
will be at the bank below ©:i tne dates specified, for the purpose of exe
cuting al! tax returns required by law. Remember date and place.
First National Bank, Feb. 7 to 12 inclusive
It will be to your advantage to let him care for your work.
Your Interests Protected. Charges Moderate.
MORGAN, WILLETT & GERHARDT
Income Tax Consultants Madison, Wis:
Friday and Saturday
Any Columbia, Paramount,
Okeh or Victor Record in stock
for 59c
None on approval
25% Off on all
Needle Talking Machines
WILL BARJDEEN
• Age and Development.
Study of the relation between the
total length of life and the time re
quired to reach maturity has brought
out an interesting comparison between
men -and horses. A horse at five
years old is said to be, comparatively,
as old as a man at twenty, and doubt
less may be expect'd ic behave, ac
cording ro equine standards, after the
manner of the average college stu
dent following human standards. A
ten-year-old horse resembles, so far
as age and experience go, a man of
forty, while a horse that has attained
the ripe age of thirty-five is compar
able with a man of ninety.
CASTORIA
For Infants and Children.
Mothers Know That
Genuine Oastoria
Always f ,
Bears the /JJ $
Signature £fW
of- /or
m/
A jft* in
fbj! Use
VA For Over
Thirty Years
CASTORIA
THE CENTAUR COMPANY. NEW YORK CITY
Ghoulish.
A set of small dice supposed to have
been cut from the molar te aof a no
torious French criminal and profes
sional gambler, who died by the guil
lotine. together with a dice l*>x made
from a toughened piece of his skin,
was one of the curiosities disposed of
by a Paris curio dealy.
Turning the Luck.
In Yorkshire, country folk cross
their thumbs “to turn the luck’*
should they meet a single magpie, in
Scotland a magpie seen near a dwell
ing is believed to portend death to on©
of the inmates.
Electric Shoe Repairing
108 W. Rollln St.
Opposite School House
Men’s New Shoes
at actual
Wholesale Cost Price
Save $1.50 to $3.00
below store price
Henry L. Tiemann
FARMERS
WAREHOUSE CO.
Edgerton, Wis.
Grain, Seeds
AND OTHER
s
Farm Supplies
Regular Shipment
HHUZZZZ OF
All Kinds of Stock
Co-operative Plan
DR. S. F. SMITH
Practice Limited To
Diseases of the Eye, Ear, Nose and
Throat, and Fitting of Glasses
OFFICE OVER
Shelley, Anderson & Farman Store
Edgerton, Wisconsin
iAiiiSi
BACK OF THE
GARDNER COM
PANY STANDS
OVER A THIRD
OF A CENTURY
OF SUCCESS
FUL BUSINESS
EXPER I ENCE.
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BUILT IN ST. LOUIS —MADE BY A SUCCESSFUL *
COMPANY—KNOWN FROM OCEAN TO OCEAN AS
MEN WHO DO THINGS—MEN WHO KNOW HOW TO
DO THEM WELL lOO% VALUE THEIR MOTTO.
THE GARDNER MOTOR CO., inc.
ST. L.CUIS. U. S. A.
THE PYRAMID GARAGE
Agents for Rock Cos. Evansville, Wis.
Rock County Agents Wanted
frHbTO^
“IT SPEAKS FOR ITSELF"
THE LAST WORD IN MOTORDOM
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F. O. 3. ST. L3U!3
“Here’s Real Tobacco
says the Good Judge
That gives a man more
genuine chewing satis
faction than he ever got /b*B^
out of the ordinary kind.
Smaller chew, lasts longer /
—so it costs less to chew
this class of tobacco. M
And the good, rich to- v\
bacco taste gives a world \
of satisfaction. /* oG* - \
Any man who uses the *1 \Y-w
Real Tobacco Chew ,
will tell you that, jj ~-
Put up in two styles ' *
W-B GUT is a long fine cut tobacco
RIGHT CUT short-cut tobacco
VVeynidh Broadway,'New York City
BAD JB
DO YOU WANT your friends to avoid you? Th
will certainly do so when your breath ic b: A
There is no excuse for anyone having a baf
breath. It is caused by disorders of the stomach
which can be corrected by taking Chamberlain's
Tablets. Many have been permanently cured of
sterna ch troubles by the use cf these tablets after
yesao of: ff. fiiy, Pr.'ee 25 coats per bottle. *
C. E. SWEENEY,
Dealer in Real Estate,
Edgertou, Wisconsin,
WISCONSIN and WESTERN LANDS
for sale or exchange.
L. D. HYLAND
DENTIST
New Pringle Building
Telephone No. 186
Edgerton, Wisconsin

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