BRYAN, TEXAS, FRIDAY MORNING. FEBRUARY 27, iooi.
PRICE 5 CENTS
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I j ff VOL. 8. NO. 70.
;f I BETTER )
n t $ juiilin CM GOODS i
j JlatatU canned Asparagua tip 2V;
j N Itatavla, catmeci toinatoca pr can 10c m
j I - ' Jiatavla canned corn per cam 12'To
' llatavla caiineel pei jer can IV; ami . ... 25c
j J? . lUtavia canned liina or trliiflus bean 2ki rV
j . C Hatavln grated ami allee pineapple.... Siks
llatavla roily polly cherries, sliced or lmon
cllK peaches, apricot, pears, clier-
rlea, etc He per can .T-"o Jr
, 3 HitavU rl pitied cherries per can 3m
flT Ilatavl blue harries, Rtrawbrrl, lai k 7
I bcrrl -r ran 2.Vj
if M llatavi canned salmon per can 20o 1
y Hrock port canned corn or tomatoes Ueiitis A
HI for 2.V-
HOWELL BROTHERS $
- Seller of Whit Swan Flour. 4
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g THE BRYAN
Still locs the hctit work ami It-iiU in
popular fjvor. W'c have two new
v.i''o!iH running. No drl.iy in petting
vuur 1'uinUc r ikliicrmj them
X A. E. rjUORLEY,
James & Hart
; We furnish or repair everything.
SmEKSOIt MACHINE A BFPMR WORKS, Brjtn, T$ta$.
HOGS. HIDE. WOOL V-V
PKLTS BltS "Jt
Prop. No. iii
To serve our customer and the
putilic in 1903, a wc have
ilone heretofore, with the best
and purest ilrup anil the mot
careful prescription work.
Thanking one and all (or pat
favors, invite your continued
TAT R O N A (J E
11 FIHE LOSSES
TL Worst ('onl!:i,'t;iliun i'incin:
ll;u Evrr KxM-rirnv-.
PIKE IJLOCK IS GONE.
(iranil Opera llon of That .Xame
and a uinli-r of Othrr Kalr
prl I'ttrrly Hmtrojrd
bf the I'lanirN.
Clnrlnnatl. JVb :c.-TM rtty ha
been vlltMl with thf mont destructive
Are In lti hlstoiy. A taunt 1:30 o'clock
tbU morning fljtncs were dliwuverei
In the rdUr of fjoorse Jofffe'i rrocerf
In pike IjiilMlntt. on Knurtb itrcet, be
twem Vine ami Walnut
Soon aft'r the nr department play-
d on the building It wan thought the , Are In an eight 'ory build. n( at Hroad
flarr were under control. Hut an ! 'wiJr Thirteenth htreeti Th-
hour late r, however, there wai an e- ' property lox it e..ti:iiate at $:;i.0o0.
pWI m. nupponed to ome from ll'iuorn J Captain John Andrr-Ue of as enxlno
In Moras, and th flam-s H(,n aft-r- I cfmpany. while at work at the flr
w.rrt , nt Ihroin-li lh ro.,f of I he
lis itory itone front biilldlnst. and
from that time on fnr several hours
the fire was beyond control. The Pike
building was totally destroyed, includ
ing the uffiVeg of the 1'nlted States Kx
prena company, Adum Cxpres com
pany, White's restaurant, owned by
Maynard t Kerr; Oeorge Joltee's gro
cery. John H. Martin's restaurant.
Hmpioo'i ronfet tlonery.IUnry Strauis'
cigar store and the ofHtes of Pike The
ater company on the first floor. Pikes
theater, auditorium and the green
rooms and other of&rr on the second
floor and all cff. es on the third, fourth
and fifth floors. The Seasongood build
ing, adjoining the pike building on the
west, at the corner of Vine and Fourth,
was badly damaged The building ad
joining the pike building on tbe east,
owned by the U H Harrison estate
and occupied by the Robert Clarke
company. pul)ll.h r. and Duhme Pro-,
jewelers, rn the flint floor, and othera
In the upner s'orles. were totally de
stroyed The Fuadlck building on the
eat. the Keln ri Clarke company and
iMthrue pros, and Norfolk and Western
railroad ofllrea ar.d others were liadly
ramaged, while lue Carllole building.
occupied by the S iuth-TD PatlQc rail
way, H. Ftniia Sons
Trust comrany on the first f.oor and
very many onVea on the other Ave,
Coor were slightly daniaed.
The fire wept a. ron the alb-y
known a Itaker street and burned the
Urge putilh hlng house of the Auurl
ran Hook company at the corner of
Itaker street and other property along
Itaker Ktrt.t. Imlnding the la rite box
factory of Zumhlel Co , the carp-titer
i-bop of Henry I! hrn. and did
great damape to the Hell Telephone
toicpany. so that all telephone in the
city were cut off fur some time. The
fire was In the center of the city and
caused great el.irm.
All the gurHta in the Hurnet ll.mse
en Vine street. Just aero the street
from the telephone building, were rail
ed out of their room., aluo thoe t
Glbeon. Knt'iry and St:i boteH.wbl.h
were in life I roxim'.ty to the fire.
The Kankakee budding, which Is
diagonally iiinu the street from th.'
Senoonxood building and the pike
opera bouse, and occupied by the
Western I'nlon Associated Pre, Hig
Four railmad and other offices, were
threatened, and ail wires of tbe West-
ti rn I'l l n for hour were In dnn-1
c.r. but UiH I.Mation wan spared by a
narrow ei.pi'. There wa scarcely
any wlr.d blowing, and this prevented
the fire ftoM Fpreading in any dlrec
tnn x :'t southward to Haker s'r"et.
Not oi.ly the entire (Ire department,
but also the i-ollce and other depart
ments were on hand, expecting a gen
eral catastrophe. Mayor FleUlehman
wn on scene. About twenty people
bad sleeping apartments In Pike build
ing, and there were reports at first
that several Uvea hail been Int-t. but
none of these reports have been con
firmed. There were many narrow es
cape. Night Watchman John Agin and Mat
Oarretson and Harry Richardson
doorkeepers, saved six lives by enter
ing the building and forcing their way
through smoke. Agin. Richardson and
Oarretson prnceevted through the build
ing giving the alarm to all until they
had to Ins hilpel out of the structure
themselves, rat. tain J- ' (irannan,
head of a detective bureau, who was
asleep In his office cm the third fir.
was awakened and escaped In his
n'ght clothes. He all records of
the office, and everything he had. Noth
ing was saved from the upper floors,
even from the rooms of the theatre
company. As there are over 40 dif
ferent Risers It Is Impossible at this
writing to estimate the total l)ss. The
Are was still burning at 9 ft. m , with
little prospect of control In the terri
tory bounded by Vine, Walnut, Fnurth
and Haker street, and the Ions Is es
timated at over three millions John
Keenan. night watc hman of American
Hook company, was caught by falling
walla and fatally Injured.
The Pike theatre building waa total
ly destroyed by fire In lSfifi and It
narrowly escaped total destruction on
March 3. I?ti2, when there was a Sun
day matinee In profrcs. but no live
..... -. m ... M I-..
were iosi n any nrei. zi'irr nre iai.
year the Interior of th- Pike the.tra
year cne interior 01 en- m meair
...r- remnci..!, .nd th. ih..,t, re-1
decorated and returrUae.l at an ex Non-unloo miner in South McAles
pense of several thousand dollars, over jt,r 'lrt 1 ft ti cent a ton,
$ir.00 worth of c. ld !cif alone bcm.' I Jw nour ay nJ cmluaoathly pay.
ttiei in ir.e nenorannnn. I
and costuinrn ui-e-l hy Pike Aioo
comtisny diirlnir the iirtnon which
tloted lat Saiurday nlnht. were valued
at about llO.'mft. and stored In the
operahous Included In thl ttt a
good portion of the foitume nucj In
, the pre nent.itlon of "f'lnd.-rella" durlnK
I Cbrltt'inaa acek. Th loi f Henriet
ta Croimn company, which has
ben at PIke'i thU wee. U over dou
bt that of the I'lVo S'ock Company.
Mlia CrHtnan wn rallel up with oth
er cuett at the Unmet Home and
wlt&etaed the burning of her com
panya effecta. She wcot Into ta
irowd on the fc!rct and offered ber
The Pike hull. Unit lielonged to Tike,
eute and Po. l VrotrWy is general
1cae, subleitlag It tu over 2u0 ica
aata. : FIREMEN INJURED.
A Mcht Hloir Slru.lur la
' Irllm l Ilia I Ian .
Neir Vork. Kel. 20. -Several flremtn
were hurt, one perhaps fatally, at
' " larnufa ur. open siriKin. 11.1
hit head. He I thought ti be fatally
1 Injured, h!i hal In-inij crushed; h
, wu taken to a hoopital. A dozen fire
men were at work on the mi:h floor
! when part of the celling fell la. Hat-
tallon Chief (iieidtTMia wat knocked
unconscious ly a piece of tile, and
KlrPiLtin Daniel Pnley'a right leg brok
en and be wa aent to the hospital.
Fireman Joxepa Mlnsch and Tbomaa
Mix fell from a laJder and broke their
legt. and a p!ee of cornice crunhed
Flreajan Kemmei a foot. The, three men
were taken to the hospital.
Captain Andrelwe died shortly after
arriving at the hoepttal.
Orl.aa. Iiwualrale Whe a Taba
t are uf Many l'.ofla.
New Orleans. Feb. IC The manner
In which the largest carnival crowd
ever cam to this city waa handled
show the Confederate veterans that
they will have aa easy time as far a
accommodations are concerned. The
city was literally parked with people,
and nt a murmur was beard about
Ither rooms or meals. The same In
formation bureau wblch was used ti
assist Id getting visitors locate-1 at the
carnival will be used for the reunion.
' Arrangements ire being hurried. Ke-
porS Indlra'e crerythlng Is la good
(haps. Adjutant (ier.cral Vlrkle sava
reports from 16'.. 0 camps how attend
ance w!!J !e very UrK' and veterans
are cxe-dlnrly erthuniarftlc altout v!a
Iting New Oritan.
fnolilrrlnc IteiiBh Irfl.
Washlnrton. Feb. I'ti C.reat Rrltaln.
Cermany and Italy are sti.l contlder
Ing tbe rough diaft of The Hague pr
tocol, submitted to their represent,
tlve here Tuesday by Mr. Hwen. la
which It I provided that the Ciar of
Rusia Kha.l M-lert the p rsc,nncl of the
court to pass upon the pret.-rent :al con
tention of the al.ies Meanwhile Mr.
Howen Is carrying on ncKiati.iis wit.i
the oiuer claln...t t rations a:rl li to
flm-h up te Fre.w h priV.c .1 tals
Ilnuell llrpi i-n.tt .raaor-
Wa :.:r.'.c.u. !';. 26. H.tnn ton
8tern!erg, the Orman n'lnlster, call
ed on Secretary liny tu re.)ciet that
Mr Kussell. the I'.'.lied S.atcs charee
at Caraia.c. he auth.iHie I to rare for
llerttian Inte.-.-st-. at P.at apltal. pend
ing tip- arrival if H ir P 1 Irani, the
newly appott.ted I' in .-ter to Venezuela
6ecr ;ry Hay a.-.-. 1... I
'r.lr.l Acdte.t sinint.
Va8blngtoti. Fei. 2;. Senator nar
rows, chairman of tin- h. bate cotumtl
tec on privilegc-s a:ui clectli'ns. pre
sented to the senate a protest signed
by Rev. J U I.eitu h, representing the
Mlicistcrs' acbm i.iUoti of Salt I-ake
City, against the seating of Reed
Smoot. The statement, which Is sworn
to. declares Smoot Is a pulygamlst, and
now has plural wl-s.
City of Mexico, Feb. :0. News from
the region surrounding the volcano of
Collma continues alarming. The peo
ple, terrified by the belching flamea
and pouring lava, are seeking refuge
in distant towns and filiates.
The city of Tuxpan, in the state of
Jalisco, cottlnues under a heavy
cloiul of smoke. The volcano Is allcht
with flames. An American who slept
near the volcano on the night of the
eruption waa awakened by a tremen
dous exploekm and saw the mountain
ejecting flames to an enormous height.
He awaited till morning enjoying the
magnificent spectacle and then deemed
Il prudent to Pave the vicinity.
New Tork. Feb. Si. Count Honl Cas
tellane has started for this city from
Parts. He comes to get his wife and
children and visit friend. He favor
aa alliance between 1'ultcd State and
France, and says the American navy
will soon be the strongest In the world.
He also hopes the "lessen of Venexuel.t
will not be lost on the Fnlted Slates."
Englncet Hinckley, who has had
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Territory town sites, ha resigned.
f '! r 'is
One niht, Friday, February
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lor tbe North and Ksal. Pining crs Texas to 8t. Louis. New
lines la opersiioa. dw lines under oonenruecion.
U TRICE, &idV P .AG.M.
Givers promrt and excellence service; our work is unex
celled anywhere in Texas; we use nothing to injure youi
clothes; ring 'phone No. 277 and our driver will call foi
your clothes, a a Your patronage will be appreciated.
The JEWEL LAUNDRY WIES, 5,)?
I The Mutual Benefit Life I
3 Insurance Company.. i
S NEWARK. N. J. J
5 Fr-derlrk Frellnjdiuyten, President A
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