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Volume IV, Number 135
Late Death of Justice Brew
er Thought to Be Chief
Reason for Order
Court "May Not Hear Cases
Until Successor Named
for Brewer
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 11.
Unwilling nt this time to render deci
sions ia the dissolution suits against tho
Standnrd Oil company and tho so-called
"Tobacco Trust, ' the supremo court
today ordered tho re-argument of tho
cases'. ,
This postpones final disposition of tho
application of tho anti-trust law to
theso corporations for weeks, probably
until nftcr October.
Tho present term ends Juno 1. The
immediate cause of tho reassignment of
tho cases is thought to have been tho
demiso of Justice Brewer. His death
left only seven justices actively at
work, as Justico Moody has been ill dur
ing all of tho term.
It is believed tho court will not ad
vnnco tho cases for ro-argument until
Tnft has" boon "given amplo timo to
fill tho vacancy created by tho death
of Brewer. If this vacancy is not filled
beforo tho senate adjourns for tho sum
mer, it is probablo tho eases will not bo
taken up again until nftcr tho first of
December, when tho senate meets ngain.
Review of Tobacco Oaso
In so far as tho decision below of tho
United States circuit court- was against
tho tobacco men, it was against them
on tho broad ground that there was a
combination which interfered with com
petition in trado and all such combina
tions were declared to bo jirohibited by
tho Sherman law. Tho law was conced
ed to bo "drastic," and littlo doubt
was loft that it did not meet tho ap
proval of that court.
The government's proceeding was
against tho American Tobncco company
nnd sixty-five allied concerns and thoir
oUlcers. all of them charued with form
ing and maintaining a trust. Tho suit
was based on allegations of violation
of the Sherman anii-trusl law and also'
of sonio of tho provisions of tho Wilson
Gorman tariff law. Tho purpose of tho
government was to force tho dissolution
of tho combination and tho destruction
of what wns declared to bo- a monopoly
of the tobacco business in restraint of
commerce, not only in tho United
States, but throughout a largo- part of
tho tobacco using world.
Pour judges sat in tho hearing of tho
caso in tho trial court, and wliilo threo
of them ultimately . found common
ground for a verdict, they wero so di
vided in their respective lines of rea
soning that each propounded an opinion
of his own.
In general terms tho verdict wns a
declaration of guilt for a majority of
the corporations on tho ground that
they constituted a combination contrary
to tlui law, and wliilo an injunction
against theso combinations was granted
there was no pronouncement on tho sub
ject of monopoly, which tho government
had especially sought to obtain.
Cigar Stores Dismissed
Tho bill as to tho United Cigar Stores
company, n domestic corporation, was
dismissed, as wero also tho bills against
the Imperial and Hritish.Americnn com
panies, English corporations, and their
subordinate American concorns, not
withstanding the contention by tho gov
ernment that tho Cigar Stores company
was tho retail instrument of tho trust
in this country, jid tho English com
panies, tho foreign divisions of it.
Tho dismissal in tho caso of tho Ci
gar Stores company was -duo to a fail-
Speaker Gets Sore at Their
Action and Again Hurls
Defi at Them
WASHINGTON, D. G., April 11.
Almost tho entire "insurgent" strength
of tho houso joined tho democrats in
what is acknowledged to bo a general
rebuko of Speaker - Cannon.
Tho conforenco report on tho legis
lative, executivo nnd judicial appropri
ation bill contained an agreement to
appropriate expenses for automobiles
previously provided for Speaker Can
non and Vico President Sliorman.
The houso reiterated its disapproval
of the expenditures by a vote of 111
- GO
uro on tho part pf tho circuit, court (to
find that tliero had been any excrciso
of control over it by tho trust restrict
ing tho freedom of trade, and in tho
cause of tho two foreign corporations
to the circumstance that tho contract
for tho distribution of foreign business
was made in England.
Disregarding tho pica of the govern
ment on the point of monopoly, tho
circuit court adjudged tho American
Tobacco company and many of tho sub
ordinate general companies to bo par
tics to an unlawful combination; to bo
each in itself an unlawful combination,
and eacli to bo a holder of shares in
other companies. Thoy wero enjoined
generally irom continuing in tlio. com
bination or from doing anything in fur
therance of it; from engaging in inter
state and foreign commerce, and from
acquiring tho plants or business or ex
orcising control over issuing companies.
Tho issuing companies were also enjoin
ed ngaint permitting such control. Tho
bills against the various officials of tho
companies who wore included in tho
original complaint were dismissed.
Both Sides Appeal
Both tho government and the1 tobacco
companies appealed tho caso to tho' su
premo court tho former because of tho
failuroito include all tho defendants in
tho prohibition and also because of tho
limited scope of tho verdict as to tho
others, and tho companies, on tho Gen
eral ground that thoro should havo been
no verdict at all against them.
Tiio argument of tho caso in tho su
promo court consumed three times as
much timo as is ordinarily allowed tor
tho presentation of cases. Tho govern
ment, which was represented, in the
hearing by Attorney Gcnoral Wicker
sham and Special Assistant Attorney
Uoncral JMcKeynolils, mado tho most
sweeping charges concerning tho combi
nation. They sought especially to havo
tho oxempted organizations included in
tho prohibition, declaring that tho Im
perial company and tho British Amer
ican company had been so manipulated
as to provide for a complete monopoly
and division of tho tobacco business of
tho world. An effort also was made to
havo tho verdict of tho lower court so
extended as to havo tho ontiro combina
tion declared a monopoly in restraint
of trade. On behalf of the companies
it was contended that no effort had been
made by them to restrict tho production
of tobacco or to work a hardship to in
dependent tobacco dealers.
It was charged by tho government
that over since 1902 thoro has been an.
apportionment of tho tobacco -business
of tho world between tho American Tobacco-
coinpany and tho Imperial .com
pany and a practical monopoly of most
of tho important branches of tho. busi
ness. Tho British American company'
was alleged to bo an outgrowth of this
arrangement, that company having been
organized by tho other two to carry on
tho business outsido of tho United
States and Great Britain. It was es
pecially contended that no judgmont
would bo effective that did not prohibit
tho continued operation, oven as purch
nsors, in tho United States.
Unpopular Decision Given
Him Over Bill Lang
SYDNEY N. S. W., April 11.
Tommy Bums wan from Bill Lang,
heavyweight champion of Australia, in
tho twontieth round of a fight for tho
Australian title today.
Tho decision was not popular, for, al
though Burns had the better of tho
first ten rounds, ho weakened in the
latter half, wliilo Lang rallied. Tho
fight was witnessed by 17,000 people.
OXNARD, Cal., April 11. Ex-senator
Bard has suffered another rclapso nnd
his condition was alarming for soveral
hours, Ho rallied toward midnight,
but tho physicians say his heart is
likely to give out at any timo.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 11. Follow
ing tho third anti-toxin treatment this
aftornoon, E. J. Reulbnch, pitcher for
the Chicago Nationals, who is seriously
ill with diptheria, was said to bo rest
ing easy tonight.
Tho crisis is expected tomorrow.
to 132 and refused to agrco on tho re
port, sending it back to conference for
further consideration.
After the action Cannon, leaving the
chair went to the republican side of
tho houso and delivered a speech, much
of sarcasm and invective. Ho again
dofied tho "insurgents" and intimated
that thoy lacked tho courage to join
with tho solid minority to depose him.
Encouraging his republican col
league and admonishing tho demo
crats, ho declared ho believed the re
publican majority would be returned
at tho coming elections.
Minority Leader Champ Clark made
a spcecli in which ho insisted that if
given tho chance tho democrats would
endeavor to realize tho suggestion of
Senator Aldrich that tho cxponscs of
the government might bo curtailed
$300,000,000 aunu'ally.
Thirteen Temporaiy Jurors
Chosen to Tiy Kansas
City Physician
Wife of Accused Man Aban
dons Parent to Stick
to Her Husband
KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 11.
Thirteen of tho temporary jurymen
from whom tho final twelve will be
chosen to try Dr. Hyde on the charge
of murdoring Colonel Thomas Swope
wero selected at the opening session of
tho trial today.
Extreme precaution is being taken
by Judge Latshaw to obtain an un
biased jury. Tho men temporarily se
lected and more than fifty veniremen
not examined wore remanded to the cus
tody of the marshal at tho close of
Attachments have been issued for
seventy-fivo veniremen who failed to
respond today. Tho court is anxious
to obtain a jury tomorrow.
Mrs. Logan Swopo, who is respon
sible for tho prosecution of Hyde, met
her daughter. Mrs. Hyde, in tlio court
room today, and neither spoke. This
is tho first time tney nau seen eacn
other since December 18, when Mrs.
Swopo ordered Hyde from tho house,
and Mrs. Hyde, spurning her mother's
gravo charges against tho doctor, .left
with him. On March 7, while tho ac
cused man was in jail, Mrs. Swope
called at her daughter's home and was
refused ndmission.
Hyde displayed keen interest in tho
selection of jurors and was cheerful
History of Caso
Tho most serious charges under the
indictment which the grand jury found
against Dr. B. Clarke, Hyde on March
5 of this year aro that he caused the
death of Colonel Thomas II. Swopo and
Chrisman Swopo by giving them strych
nine. The indictment for manslaughter
is based upon tho cliargo that Dr. Hydo
caused tho death of James Moss Hun
ton, a cousin of the Iato Colonel Swope,
bv bfeedinc him. Perhaps not quite
so serious, but far more sonsational, aro
the remaining eight indictments wlncii
chargo Dr. Hydo. witli having attempt
ed to murdc Margaret Swope, Stella
Swopo, Sarah Swope, Lucy Lee Swope,
Nora Bell Dickson, Georgia V. Conipton,
Mildred Fox and Leonora Copridge by
inoculating them witli typhoid fever
Dr. Bennett Clarke Hyde, tho defend
ant, is tho son of a Baptist minister,
now retired, at Lexington, nnd went to
Kansas City in tho early nineties and
studied medicine. A short time after
ho had been licensed to practice Dr.
Hvdo was appointed police surgeon by
Mayor Webster Davis. Beforo ho had
served a year he was rcmovetl tor un
unprofessional conduct. When in Octo
ber, 1898, several unusually gravo rob
beries wero committed, Dr. Hyde's name
became connected will tho matter, but
no suflicient proofs wero found against
him. It was three or four years later
that the announcement was mado of Dr.
Hyde's engagement to Miss Frances
Swope, daughter of Mrs. Margaret
Swopo ot Independence anu ncico or
tho lato Colonel Thomas II. Swope.
Tho engagement was strongly oppos
ed by Mrs. Margaret Swope, but Miss
Frances was determined to marry Hydo
and oven tho fact that several breach
of promise suits were filed against him,
which did not roilect credit upon his
character, did not change her determin
ation. Sho became tho wifo of Dr. Hyde
and, after a wliilo, truce was, declared
and a fairly cordial entento established
between tho Swopo family- and Dr.
Hyde. The door or tho bwopp homo
was opened to tho young doctor last
summer and soon thereafter began a
chain of events which caused the death
of three persons and came near wiping
out the' entire Swopo family.
Hunton First Victim
The first victim was Jiunes Moss Hun
ton, a cousin and trusted confidant of
Colonel Swope. Ho died October 1, 1909,
and apoplexy was given as the cause of
his death. Subsequent investigation de
veloped tlio fact, however, that death
was not, caused by apoplexy and the
state will attempt to show that Dr.
Hyde was in some way responsible for
the death of Mr. Hunton.
Colonel Thomas Swopo, a millionaire
real estate and mine owner, who gave
Swopo park to Kansas City, died sud
denly on October 3, 1909, shortly nftcr
having taken a capsulo at tho direction
of Dr. Hyde. Drs. Hektoen and Haynes
of Chicago, two eminent exports, wfio
made an analysis of tho viscera of Col
onel Swope, round strychnine in his
stomach and liver.
In tho month of December a perfect
epidemic of typhoid fever broke out in
the Swope household. On December 1,
Miss Margaret Swope, a nieco of Colonel
Swopc, camo down with typhoid fever.
Two days later Chrisman Swope, her
brother, developed symptoms of the dis
ease and on December, ho died at In
dependence, after having taken a cap
sulo given to him at tlie direction of
.Dr. Hyde, hike Colonel Swope, young
m.: ci .1! 1 fi ;i i
v nriMiiiiiL Quju muu uitur viuient con
vulsions and an analysis of his stomach
showed the presence of strychnine.
Between December 3 and 21 five other
members of tho Swopo family and a col
ored maid became ill with typhoid fovcr
but all of them recovered. All of them
aro legatees under tho will of Colonel
Swope, who left an estate valued at
more than $3,000,000. It will bo con
tended by the state that Dr. Hyde had
contemplated to murder theso legatees
to increase his share in the estate and
that ho had inoculated them with ty-phoid-fovor
forms which' tin lm1 nl.tni...
. - C - --. .uu UUIUIH-
ed under a plausiblo pretext from Dr.
xi. u.-oiewarr, a noted bacteriologist,
on November 10, 1909.
But Two More Days Left to
Qualify Voters for Com
ing Primaries
But two more days remain for reg
istration for the city primaries, to be
held on Saturday, April 23. With tho
close of the city chjrk's office, tomor
row afternoon, registration will close, as
far as tho placing of the -names of
voters upon tho" official poll lists is con
cerned. Voters who register after to
morrow may seeuro recognition at tho
polls, but must present a registration
card in order to secure a vote. To avoid
contest at tho polls, all voters in this
city, who havo not resristprpil limili
.1 i.V-.l A "
uu su muay or tomorrow.
Tho registration office was open last
night for those who have been unable
to visit tho city clerk's headquarters
dnVing tho day. A few applicants ap
peared, but the bulk of the voters of
this city who intend to register havo al
ready done so.
The registration this year is larger
than usual, by reason of tho fact that
every voter in the- cijy' must register,
under the provisions ot the now election
law, in order to secure a vote either
in the primaries or tho general munici
pal election.
Tho city clerk's office will not lie
open at night again untrt near tho time
for the general election and those who
have put off tho matter of registration
should lose no time in securing their
Man Who Paid Big Bribe in
New York May Be Dis
covered Thus'
PITTSBURG, Pa., April 11. Tho
registers of tho Hotel Imperial, Now
York, whore the largest lump bribo of
money to bribe Pittsburg councilmen
was paid to Charles Stewart, are in
possession of District Attorney W. A.
Blakeley. The books are expected to
reveal the signature of tho man, yet
unnamed, who handed tlio money to
Frank N. Hoffstot, alleged leader
in the pool of $52,000 to inilu'enco legis
lation in favor of six banks, will fight
extradition from New York.
Blakeley said extradition proceedings
would begin at once.
Tho grand jury had several bankers
who previously testified again today,
and tho only action was a formal pre
sentment ordering a chango of date in
tho previous indictment of Max G. Les
lie, collector of delinquent taxes for
Allegheny county.
Thirty-one More Bodies Are
Taken from St. Paul Mine
With Message
CHERRY, 111., April 11. "All alive
at 2 p. m. November 14."
This messago from" the St. Paul coal
mine was brought to light today with
the recovery of thirty-one more bodies.
Tho bodies wero 300 feet below the
Tho men had retreated to a space
twenty feet squaro and had constructed
a rude fan of boards to keep the air
circulating. On the fan was cjialkcd
the message indicating that the men
lived until the day after the fire.
Evidently tlio men had taken turns
to crank tho fan, as one of the bodies
had fallen over the handle as if ho
died in struggling to maintain an air
That the miners were in tho habit
of keeping their savings on their per
sons was shown. One had in a belt $1,
400. In another was $100 and in an
other $172.
Former Chief Forester Has
Entire Day with Roose
velt and Family
Secretary Declares Chiefs
Talked of Former Hunt
ing Expeditions'
PORTO MAUR1ZIO, Italy, April-11.
--Gilford Pinchot, former chief fores
ter, spent tho entire day with Mr.
Roosevelt, bu't what passed between
them is a secret.
Pinchot arrived' jit Carew Villa be
foro !) o'clock. Ho remained for lunch
and accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Roose
velt and Miss Carew on a five-hour ex
cursion into tlio mountains. They had
dinner together also. The forester did
not return to his hotel until shortly
after midnight.
Pinchot, when seen at tho villa just
before dinner, declined to saj- what
he communicated to the ex-prcf-ident.
Mr. Roosevelt's secretary gave tho
anxious newspaper men a long and
graphic account of how the party drove
through tho olive orchards of tho pic
turesque Caramagna valley and then
climbed six miles up the winding road
to tho famous chapel once visited by
When pressed about the subject of
tho long conversation between tho two,
the secretary announced that, it con
sisted largely of reminiscences and
hti'nting stories,
Mr. Pinchot will see Mr. Roosevelt
again tomorrow and is expected to leave
here in tlieTjvcning tor Zurich. From
there ho will go to England to visit
Sir Horace Plunkett of the department
of agriculture in Ireland. Ho will sail
for New York on the steamer Baltic,
April 30.
When Mr. Roosevelt came back to
the villa this evening ho found two
Franciscan friars had come to present
their respects.
Ex-mayor Phelan of San Francisco
telegraphed from Monte Carlo that ho
would call on Roosevelt tomorrow.
Bhortly before dusk tho secret ser
vice men detailed to guard Roosevelt
arrested an individual prowling about
the villa. At tho police station ho gave
his name as Magagno, a native of
Bologne. Ho is a barber and knows
littlo English.
A letter was found in his possession
addressed to Mr. Roosevelt asking for
a position as valet.
The police believe the man is dement
April 11. Roosevelt's au
dience with Emperor Francis Joseph
was fixed at 2 o'clock Friday in pri
vate apartments instead of tho usual
audienco chamber.
Puts in Entire Session in
Consideration of the
Railroad Bill
WASHINGTON, D. C., April 11.
Tho senate today entered the voting
stagp in consideration of the adminis
tration railroad bill. In accordance
with previous-agreement, Elkins was
prompt in moving consideration of the
bill soon after tho senate met, and it
received continuous attention u'ntil the
close of tho session.
Wliilo tho opposition will not con
cede the Elkins amendment to bo an
amendment, tlio majority of the com
mittee on interstate commerce consent
ed to allow them to bo treated as such,
thus consenting to their completion in
advance of presentation of other
amendments. Cummins in turn succeed
ed in procuring a concession that his
and Clapp's amendmeuts be next taken
Gets Twelve Years for Kill
ing of J. IB. Sayler
WATSEKA, 111., April 11. Dr. W. R.
Miller was found guilty today of man
slaughter for the killing of J. B. Say
ler. Mrs. Sayler was also found guilty
of manslaughter. John Grunden, her
father, was acquitted.
Miller was sentenced to twelve years
and Mrs. Sayler threo years.
Golda Sayler sat beside her mother,
Mrs. Sayler, She wept as she entered
the room. When the verdict finding
Mrs. Sayler guilty was read, sho threw
herself into tho arms of her daughter
and sobbed convulsively. Mrs. Miller
clung weepingly to her husband when
the verdict came and lie clasped her
to him.
The crime for which the defendants,
Miller and Mrs. Sayler, were found
guilty was slaying J. B. Sayler in the
parlor of his home. Tho state brought
out much evidence concerning tho al
leged intimacy of Mrs. Siyler and Mil
ler and scoffed at the plea of self defense.
New York Central Unable to
Reach Agreement With
NEW YORK. April 11. TTho second
offer of the New York Central to in
crease the wages of conductors and
trainmen from 8 to 25 per cent was de
clined by the men tonight. The com
pany will bo notified tomorrow, if an
agreement is not reached, .that tho em
ployes will adhere to a vote in which
the men between this city and Buffalo
favored a strike.
A increase ranging from 8 to 04 per
cent is demanded.
President Leo of tho Brotherhood
said there would bo no strike as long
as thero was a possibility of a settle
ment. He added that tho men would
accept nothing less than tho wage sched
ule recently adopted by the Baltimore
& Ohio, equivalent to 8 to 04 per cent.
It is believed that negotiations un
der the Erdman act would prevent a
sudden walkout.
Southern Pacific Man Dan
gerously Wounded in
Row Near Yuma
YUMA, Ariz., April 11. Charles
Weismcr, assistant signal supervisor of
tho Southern Pacific, was shot and dan
gerously wounded by W. R. Petty,' a
discharged track walker, at Flowing
Wells, sixty miles west of here, this
Petty had a dispute with A. Shaw,
tho agent, over an account. Petty
knocked Shaw down and kicked him in
the fcae. Woismer stopped tho fight.
Petty ran to tho section house, got a
revolver and shot Wcismfir, who start
ed to run. The shot entered his back,
passing through tho lung.
U. Petty refuses to surrender. The
houso in which ho took refuge is sur
rounded by deputy sheriffs and a gun
fight is expected.
NEW YORK, April 11. John Cou
Ion, bantamweight champion, out
punched and outgencrallcd Young
O'Leary, of New York, in ten rounds
at Brooklyn tonight.
ANSONIA, Conn., April 11. In the
discovery of the body of Frederick
a,;tii i,W n niln nf soot at the bot
tom of a 100--oot smokestac the au
thorities believe they have revealed
probably the most remarkable suicide
in the history ot tne stare, me puurw
believe Smith climbed to the top of the
stack and jumped down. Smitn was last
seen alive the week following Christ
Principal Hostelry of East
ern City Burned in Spec
tacular Manner
DUBUQUE, Iowa, April 11. Two
hundred had a narrow escape from
death today in a fire which burned the
Julian hotel, one of tho most prominent
hostclries in tho state. A number Wero
injured in tho mad rush for safety. Of
theso tho following aro in a most ser
ious condition:
Samuel icvy of Chicago, injured by
jumping frm the third story window
and may die.
Charles Evans of Philadelphia, inter
nally hurt.
Charles Glasser of Des Moines, sev
eral bones broken in falling from a bal
cony. Mrs. Edward Engler of Dubuque,
bu'rned by falling through a blazing
Refers Report of Hx V iss
to Legislators Wit.
Stinging Rebukev .,
Political Somebodies Lav
ishly Entertained by
Insurance Men
ALBANY, N. Y., April 11. Declar
ing that the revelations of the Allds
Conger bribery inquiry and tho facts
brought out by Superintendent of In
surance Hotchkiss had "Caused every
honest citizen to tingle with shame and
indignation," Governor Hughes sent
a special message to the legislature to
night recommending a "Thorough and
unsparing investigation of legislative
practices and procedure, and iuto the
use of Corrupt aud improper means to
defeat legislation."
Accompanying the message was tho
preliminary report of Hotchkiss out
lining the facts developed in the fire
insurance investigation at New Y'ork,
and setting forth tho difficulties encoun
tered in following up various leads that
had been uncovered.
The superintendent says obstacles ap
parently insuperable developed in the
courso of the inquiry. His judgment
would warrant further investigation,
but- ho had no power to pursue them,
and therefore has laid the facts thus
far developed before the governor for
Hotchkiss says his investigation war
rants the statement that legislative ex
penditures in New York were consuic
upus in 1901, 1903, 1904, 1905 and 1909.
"''Moneys paid were disbursed as
travelling expenses of individuals and
delegations, retainers for counsel to so
ctlled legislative lawyers, contribu'eions
to political committees, gifts aud pay
ments to men of political prominence
and influeneo and entertaining legisla
tors and others at times in a lavish man
lier. ,
"The aggregate of disbursements cf
this character as tho records now stand
was largely from the treasuries of the
fire insurance companies and probably
exceeds $150,000."
Hotchkiss says tho system of bill kill
ing and law getting was a reproach to
the people of the state. A system prior
to 1900 is also apparent.
The message was referred to the
finance committee in the senate and the,
ways and means committee in the as
sembly. Senator Davis of Brooklyn present
ed a resolution proposing tho appoint
ment of a committee of threo cilrzfus
three senators and threo assemblymen
to conduct the inquiry.
Fifty thousand dollars is asked to
defray the expenses of the commission.
Trouble Expected Over To
nopah Shooting
TONOPAH, Nov., April 11. In a
quarrel over bu'siness matters, Frank
White shot and killed his partner,
Charles Black, tonight, in the Manhat
tan. Citizens are incensed, and sher
iff's deputies were sent to assist tho
authorities in preserving order.
Many spectacular rescues were made.
Despite the wild confusion, however,
most of the guests escaped without
Levy stood for several minutes on
tho window ledge of his room scream
ing for aid, and leaped just as another
ladder was being rushed to the scene.
Ho struck the sidewalk with nothing
to break the force of the blow.
Mrs. Engler first went to the window
of her room, and fearing tho leap, -io-cided
to try A rush through the fire,
blazing in the only stairway sho could
roach. Wrapping a blanket around lier
shoulders, the frightened woman dash
cd through the flames. Her clothing
was burning, but she had almost reach
ed the lower floor when su'ddenly tho
stairway sank. Firemen rushed in and
dragged her out. She suffered many
painful burns, but may recover.
Nobodv seemed to know just when
the fire 'started. The blaze had been
in progress for some time befori- discovered.

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