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P5-. J j!X' '" 4" v M' w. '-rs .;' r; "j". J - It tl V " ' V 'h ' V n . (- 1 11 '!? "!, v.. MARION! DAILY MIRROR. r .-AT, '' mxUA H 'V V THE .? lv s .1 r ;i!i v yOLTJJCi XVI. NO. ISOi - T J1 .&. J.I . . ..-. 1.1... . J, .1 .-,... J. - . . h4W ""--''' ' - - -' ..'".-- .. 1-- . , J , m .'M.-f VJ - V.'-y"" '" i - i Mil . mm mm fire is r P " REPRODUCED IN MINIATURE r i MtflONiOniO, TUESDAY KVJINIa,rAUAJtY14, 1908.. M3d PRIOX TWO OKI V0. One Hundred and Thirty Lives are Lost in an Opera House Fire at Boy ert own, Pennsylvania When a Tank Lets Go, Followed by the Over turning of Lamps. Small Opera House was Crowded With Sunday School Pupils Attending a Church Benefit In Some Instances, Whole Families were Wiped Out Mad Rush Follows the Appearance of Fire and Many were Trampled Down 'Scenes Following the Fire Beggar Description-Friends are Almost Frantic With Grief. v ' ..--J1 ESM& BULLETIN. ' Boyertown, Pa., Jan. 14. An of ficial statement given to tho United Press, this afternoon, by Burgess Kohler, of Boyertown, places tho number of dead at one hundred and thirty, seriously Injured at upwards of one hundred, a score of whom are .probably fatally hurt. lloyertown. Pa., Jan. 14. -Nearly" t no hundred persons .were burned to death hero last nigh in mi tin? which, completely destroyed lUioadeTs opera house. Sixty are in. S'd. many fatally. They are jLtyrtora of the best families In Ihe town. , . ;inc opera house Was crowded xwW the -members of St. Johns "LuUieran Sunday school, who wore tidlng a benefit given for that vii., t hiio tvin nVinw was In While tho an oil wnK exploded . k v "' A i f...r.W r muiyu.f .' . r . ij .i m wmii i't ' W .SWiT.i" ..'.ji n..lf the . .W. .'IWflnHITII VnilHILVUi:U .Id UM.wwak"- &t.J ..J". . 'lii. ...!. In li.ali "nnlntV 'tO , 0 Y ;Wn;tliem4elvehftra and to. avoid the 'awful stampiedo of tho women and children, ithe coal oil lamps, which wero used at tho footlights were overturned, sotting tho placo j on tire, The flames, fed by tho oil, ihot almost to tho colling and there was a wild rush of tho seven hundred persons to escape from tho burning building. bcores of women and children were trampled upon and several who escaped being burned to death died after being dragged from tho , opera house. In many cases, tt is said, entire fami'.'es have been wiped out. 1'he, scene which followed the ex plosion Is lndescribablo. Scores of persons who were in tho balcony at tho time tho explosion occurred Jumped from the windows and iBUBUjinod fractured limbs and slulH, To add to tho terrible disaster the flro apparatus became disabled and the structure was loft entirely to the mercy of tho soe thing flames. It is almost certain not a vestige of tile bodies of tho unfortunates, who were overcome by tho amoko anil perished, will ever bo found. A'.istance wasf rtsked from Potts tow, but before tho flro appara. tus from that city reached this piac the entlro center of tho structure wus a roaring furnace. the tncator, was with difficulty ro. 3ttined from throwing herself into tho roaring flames. At l o'clock a special train rrom Krjfling bearing phjslct.ans and nurses reached hero, but there was li'.tli for them to do, as tho injurod wio had dashed themselves to tho pavement had been cared for by tho physicians, nss'sted by the Potts-to-n roller corps. A fow minutes after midnight, the rear wall of tho theater col. lapped. The flames broke out anew and Ihoso who had vainly hoped to be uble to fjnd tho romalns or sonto of their loved ones turned lu despair from tho sceno of tho aw ful cataBtropno, It is estimated that at least 75 pert-ons wero Injured by being trampled upon cither on tho stair- war or by Jumping from tho wln- OJWO Of the burnltif? ntriirlnrn d this number, at loast a snnro wen fatally1 inlurpii. n.t. inm. a hau.d.ozen succumbed to their in- Juries after being hurried to ono of tho temnorarv hiisnifnia '(lime Children rnnirlnr In .,,. from 8 to 12 years and ono womau who wero dragged from tho build, ins by persons who had rushed to h'inian forms and tho open Btago door and open windows In tho hall served to send a draught through tho lire trap mid tho flames swept over tho entire house as It by magic loiplng .about tho Imprisoned ViVPtched who wero caught without a. chance of" escape, Among tho charred corpses to. day was found ono body of a wo. man with a child hugged closo to hor breast, tho two being burned into one cinder.. Other bodies wero luiiiul with hands clasped and In the uttltudo of prnyer. In tho list of Identified dead today Is tho name of iMrs. Stella Mayes, who had coached tho young cliurch folks in tho play being given. Mrs. Injes was on tho stage and gavo hor life in m effort to save tho young pooplo under her charge. 'J ho startling charge, that cowar dice on tho 'part or somo or tho fo. men in tho audience wns chiefly lusiinrsioio ior tlio great loss of ui-, m made today by Uouben "W. Sfwor, oso or the, men who escaped by dropumg rrom a window of tho OpfM liouso. i-iitittDrcme Criurt Cleric Lawson tam.!-. of St. ClalNvlM wero fottnd'gh.lKy' In" the supremo court Tuesday of contfempt of court for altering- the, records of that court In an endeavor to make It appear that (Austin had passed tho state , law examlntlon and had been admitted to tho bar. Emerson uavo him fraud ulent certificates. lAustln was, fined ?100 and given ten days in the Franklin county Jail and Emerson was sentenced to ten days In Jail, without lino, WANTS TO TAKE IK THE ISLE OF PINES Washington, Jan. 14 .-nSenator Dick has Intioduced a Joint resolu tion placing tho government of tho Isle of Pines In the control fit tho United Stated until othorwlse'nrovld- ed by act of congress or through treaty with Cuba. fl'ho president Is given direction of tho military, civil and Judicial af fairs of tho Island, , TRIE IS BEGUN HUGHES IS WILLIN' New York's Governor De cides to Get Into the Race in Earnest , Albany, N. Y(, Jan. 14, Govornor Hughes Is willing. That ho llkos his presidential boom becamo apparent today. Ho talked with Harry W the ipscuo, wero trampled almost to 'Mack' ot Now YorK' who wU1 cal1 up uie uugnos presidential resolution In Now York county Republican coni- u ii-ijn to HiriUl nf n..n .1 untortunnto clUldren was rrnh.,i as though an egg sh". '!ho flro was under control er.ur:..:' bofoio 1 o'clock, but It was abso. lutc'y imposslblo to attempt to rr.aUo a search of tho ruins last .night. It Is oxtromely doubtrul if tlio remains of tho victims can b nlstingulshed from tho debris, as many poisons In tho audlenco wer" coverod with burning oil as the lamps exploded. mlttec, Thursday night, and admit ted that ho has agreed to meet Sen ator Crano of Massachusetts, In Now York, the latter part of the week. lit Is a war on Toft and Roosevelt from now on and lu tho open. Sen ator Crano it Is said represents tho antl-rraft Interests. Uoyortown. Pa., .lan. 14. An enlorntlon of tho steaming ruins or Uiode's Opora Houso, shortly bo foro noon today and a poll of tho li-imes In tho llttlo parish or St. John's Lutheran church. Indicates that tho list of dead, resulting from the tiro and panic, last night, which terminated an amatour production, gi'on undor Uie auspices of tho church, will approximate ono bun dled and fifty. Sevonty.flvo bodies htivo nlrcady been Identified, ac; coidlng to tho coronor, androports from temporary hospitals indicate that sevoral fatalities may result Man Suspected of Brutal Murder Before the Court Again. TAFT-FORAKER SURE TO REACH The Row in Cleveland is Far From Being Settled and the Fight Goes Merrily on Contestants Refuse to be Governed by Secretary Thompson's Ruling. Chairman Brown Takes a Hand in the Fight and Gives Assurance to the Taft Leaders That Their Delegation Will be Seated m Convention Burton and His Political Leadership and Future are Brought into the Muddle Meeting Held in Columbus Today Promises to be a Warm One With Some Rather Sensational Disclosures. THE COURTS iMlllcrsburg, 0., Jan. 14. The sec ond trial of Ben Dlckcrson, ot Cosh octon, charged with tho murder ot Mrs. Kate Hughes, two years ago, began hero Tuesday. Mrs. Hughes was os'saulted as she wont to a spring for water. Death was cused by forcing her head be tween two saplings. Judge WJckam noiu Tuesday, mat uiouerson must answer to all, three counts of the In dictment, jj Blckerfirm was,convlcted on tho first trl al but 45 aSKpre.me .Qouxtgranted, a now trial otv!ho'igfound that tho'evl denco of bloodhounds, which figured In tho case, was not competent. CULBERTSON CHARGES GROSS FAVORITISM (Washington, Jan. 11. Tho Dejn ocrr.tlc demand for a senatorial In vestigation of Secretary Cortelyou's administration of tlio treasury -department, becomes more prcsslpg to day when Culberson, (Texas) minor ity leader, charged ''gross fao7ltlsm" in tho recent awaid of Panama bonds. AUSTIN AND EMERSON Found Guilty of Falsifying the Court Recordp. FOURTEEN SKATERS IN PARIS ARE DROWNED Paris, Jan. 14. Fourteen persons broko through tho Jco today whllo C ilumbus, O., Jan, 14. Walter Drown, chairman 'of tho Republican fctato central committee, ha3 stop ped forward dn an attempt to smooth out tho factional light among Cuyahoga Republicans. Last nigi.'t Hrown mndo overtures to tho loaders of tho Taft forces In Cleveland on tho basis that tho call for tho primaries In Cuyahoga bo rovlscd to Include tho selection of a now county central commit tee along with delegates to the o decision has boon reached by., .' ' , A .V Sor.'i'tnry llodway, John II. Price. or tho old committee, Alaunlco .Maschkc, b L Taft and James 11. Uaunldy, nil of whom participated In a midnight conference with the state chairman at Tttft headquar ters. Tho overtures for a settle ment camo from tho leaders of tho Ulrk-Korakor forces In Clovoland. lhoForaker following Is prepar eeffo deny tnatSecrotary of Stato Thompson has any Jurisdiction In th ! Cuyahoga quarrel at tho hear ing to bo held before the socre. la-y by tho contesting factions. i.e threat Is opunly made that At the secrotary rules Uiat the Cuya hoga board of elections must recog nize tho call issued by tho old coiuiDlttee, tho entlio matter will be taken Into tho courts. A refusal on tlio part of tho Cuyahoga suporvlsois to oboy tho ruling of tho secretary of stato, may lend to tho ousting of tho election board members. Whatever tho decision of Socrotn'ry 'lhomp. son today, tho Indications nro that tho controversy will reach tho couits. W. tt. Hopkins, member of tho Cu:.ihoga election board, around whom much of tho light In Clovo land Is contcrlng, called on tho see- to orag tho controversy Into tho covrts, nttacklng both the llronson p-l'iinry net and the form of tho primary ballots. This will come, In tho frankly expressed opinion or Hopkins, no matter how tho secre tary ot state may rule. 'I no cause of tho old commltteo" W'll be presented to Secrotary liiompson by John II. Price and 11ml L. Taft. They nlready havo placed briefs In the hands or tho secretary, tlio arguments for tho I'oraker-Uick forces will be made by I A. Nefr, and probably orias McCaslIn. who acted ns tnr ihl comuvlttee would bo recog nized by tho stato convention, "If It comes to the point whero ynu have to make a rough and tumble light, why. light It out, pick a i!legntlon, and wo will see that it is seated In tho convention", sa'd Urown. One ptoposltion submitted to tho C levinnd polltloians was that com. mlttre men fiom each precinct bo selected at tho coming primaries, tho precinct commltteo to nain-j tti. central or governing commltteo. PM. pioposltlon mot with a flat rolusoi on tho part of thi Taft leaders. , Senators Toraker and Dick will return from Washington th'ls weeK, open headquarters in this city and ro.i'o tho tight on Secrotnry Taft as vigorous as possible. Tills an. nouniement was made ' last night b ( hnrlcs L. Kurtz tho ac k iov lodged Foraker leader In t'iilo 1 Ivory means thnt tho two M'natois can command Is to bo pxeitfd In nn attempt to break the rut ranks ana mako imposslblo a solid nntlonal convention delegation lif.in Ohio. I It hns become evident to the 1'aft ninnngcis that organization po'ifcs In Cuynhogn has more to do with the present fight In thnt rrunty than tho question of n presi dential indorsement. Word wni ui-juglit to Columbus today that piit or the trouble In Cleveland Is actuated by a deslro of tho or.onles of Congressman llurtou to put htm lu a holo r possible una open tno way for n fieiit chairman of tho Civuhoga rump coinentlon. vMillo Chnlrman Urown of the stato cn'..nilttee is doing what ho can to net ns a peacemaker, ho renewed his pieugotc tho Cleveland Taft leaders npainst him as Kepublican lender "..m mo ntiitc uuiivenuon ueiegation in Cleveland as well as tor renoml solHded under the call Issued by I intlou to congress FORAKER IS LEFT OOT IN THE COLD The Washington Post Takes a Poll of the House and Bases a Prediction on the Result Its Figures Fail to Give the Gallant Joe a Single Vote in the Coming Na tional Convention. skating In Dols De Boulogne park and ,"" .con"5 . ca uou o ,, ,, , r;- wero drowned. iretiry oi stuio .Moiuuiy auuruuuu. "-" "' oiiiiiaiuu no win uo present nt tno Hearing .'vi iuuuy neariy one-nan ot tlio tto- In Kamschatka thcro grows a mush room called the false orange, from which Is made liquor that produces dellrum and convulsions. Nover-the-less. It Is n favorite beverage. 'Rov. Thomas Spurgcon, tho fnm- iWashlngton, Jan. II. According for Uafollettc, five and for Foraker, to a poll of tho house of loprosenta- ,one. Fifteen members were uou-coni- mlttnl and twenty absent. un mis uas's, not counting tho today in tho opinion of Hopkins, Sec rot.'ry Thompson has absolutely' presidency. There aio for Taft, nine i.u iiuinuru iu jiiuku u tnuito uu- iy-tnree members; for Cannon, thirty Iweon tho contending committees ns ni,,,,. for Knox twenty-six- for Fulr-co-tllied to tho Cuyahoga oloctlon banks, Uilrteen; for Hughes elRhf Riinnrvltinra Ho RnH Hut pnnfpnt.lnn 1 ' !? ' delegates fiom southern states which Klllir Ilr WAtill i ijmi ......i a linmlnntlnn r o-. .ir..,. .- .... I" ",, w,, uiuiJlUUrH 10 COU- supervlsors. Ho sas tho contention tha. tho secrotary has final decls- ,,,, , , , . m.-it-Kuiu noiu outi ern state: JS"- " "l."lljr8llJ1' 110W. .'r.et0.rb l ,0 ,ont no nopubl'tnn memuora gross, tlio Post figures that tho first ballot in convention would result In Taft getting 300 votes; Cannon US', Hughes, S; Knox CS; Lafollctto, 20, and Fairbanks 31. ous Emrl'sh clergyman.Is now In ,on in tno matter wouiu not siaua Venice, ho will .. Jan. 14. Ex-State H . Austin, of Toledo, year ontirely regain his health. ciergyniun,ia now m i- ........... .. uu.u but Is so much better that;'" ' courts uvo minutes. probably within tho next 'ihoro a ovment a plan already JUUUWUIH ascrihcd to tho senatorial Hdd the heeded the warning or tho cooler ri urly injured, Tlioro Is scarcely a heads in tho audlenco. tho horri.lhomo in this nlaco today, but m women and chlldron among tho soventy-ilvo persons so. THIS TIME ft . ,' ble Joss of llfo might vo'tea, but thoro was tho usual panic and stampedo which Invar iably follows at such a catastrophe. Jllie flames sproad rapidly, and communicated to tho other parts of the theater. Men, wmon and children rushod for the many exits aud the weaker sex and tho chlld ron wore trnmpled and maimed In , th- hiad rush to gain tlio street. Miery homo within a radius of halt a dozen blocks or tho opora hpudF was, mado a temporary hos pital, vwhore the wounded wero ruVfied by; carriages and other mequv or convoyanco. , 1 '" boyertown Is nhnrnm.li ,IK W M'JpoMMon of abou't 2500. and is ,lq" catd about hil,iwn i,nf,.... n.iir 4 fln -OTtovri; and IteadfnL it V &'Aa.f. ?ndre'd8''6rl'e?sonslsurroun,l tho -- i .i,:n,ng Btruct)-eft..appareht,iy un. froin falliiKf walls. Many parents Who had chlldron In the opera house are naclnir to nnrt rM ' " ' hmtt ri W v. havo been .sifoonea oy tlio ueath of one or moro relatives or friends. Ot tlio ilvo hundred persons in the llttlo opora houso wiion tlio flio and panic broko, scarcoly ono hun dred escaped death or Injury. ltcscue parties, searching tho ruins today, nro grooted with appal ling sights. Many of tho bodies or tho victims wero entlroly consumed by tho flnmes only charred pieces of bono remain. Others, which woro protected from tho flames by bolng burled undor piles of dead bodies, have boon takon out today un scorched but horribly mutilated. IJismomborod hands nnd flngors havo heen found which woro moral ly trampled oft. A shocking number bf chlldron woro among tho victims ?"? V,VVH!)or 9r the9 tlny forms, brougbr'dut today, yero literally crhihod to a pulp; show4ng that tho ltlllo ones had been ruthlessly trniplod down in tho fronzlod rush ti safoty. Uio ontlro dlsantnp wiia iiim .-i m-iBt( maddened by the awful sight. mnr,,y' to a l'anl ind stampede. The night was ono, of walling and : J"0 "rst ox'"lpn, whtck resulted I, A fo j, . uuBuien. 'jne shrieks of mothers who rushed to tho scone as soon as Ihti learned of tho nro, was pltl. w, Ab tho night wore on tho ciewda surrounding tho "building grfiw to 'such proportions that It watf alrhont Imposslblo for tho po lice force, which had been augment ed by acore of mon frm Potts. own ana.,teaaing to keep the PnnlJM:k, -,One woman, who'sald rrom a escano of cm nmH muving picturo machlno in the Wna 1t o cisequentol in Itseir. 'Tlio flash of tho explosion, however, torrlfiod the children and lu tho packod hall and they started a mad rush for the doors. 'Ihoso on the stago bo. camo rrigniened nna Uio korosono lamps, used for footlights wore KipKou over and tho nluco nnd Almost in a twinkling the narrow Columbus, Senator L. L i ', &,. HE WILL TRY THE ' JOB ALONE fe- . , .mm . . ,a&ffiC mm l" n, -- - k h xvir r T & - fc- w & r t-t. wj' J'a - .rf - I J &lr JL.-Vi' ""TT- 1 I VIII I 'ill Mil II, REAL FIGHT WILL BE OVER EVELYN'S STORY MMMMBn Battle of Experts was Begun in Court This Morning When Three Physicians Testified to Insanity in Thaw's FamilyA Wooster Tutor Tells of Thaw's Con duct While in School. -j-ENKtSSr -tx-l&OK57' Meat tce&a i..' lt M(Mtlmr enUre torollyfJa exlt M cloggod with a wall ot l ., 1 , . tT ?', New York, Jan. i4.Tho battU of experts tor tho life of Harry ll.aw began in earnest this morn injT when Attorney 1ttloton call ed to tho stand, throe physicians who know nbout his mutornal and pati'ii..il ancestors. They also callod Chailes i,t KpchJor of i wytupna, Minn., who, ns a tutpr In tho Woo' tor, Ohio university, had Thaw under observation when Jio was sax tern. An early adjournment of tho mri'img session wns taken by JiibMce Dowllng at tho request of A'tunoy Littleton who explalnod thnt nn important witness hnd not yet nrilved. Li Decmnr, a physician or KiliMinlng, d'a., told about Thaw's ea I- attacl- or St. Vitus' danco nnd about ilnsnnity In tho family of lliaw's mother. IV Wm. llutlor, or Jtoanoko Va., and Dr. Foster or .Norfolk, Va. told or insanity in Thaw's ances tors M. Koehler said that yhen Thaw wi al Wooster, ho was anaemic and norvouK and at all,, times was an PLcentrlq studont. ,,Hp was an ovcopllonally jnoqjly youth, given to 'lights ol eUrqnip . cjatlon or esfcnie g.lo6m, , ,,,i0 1'he real fliit wlWlflomo over tin- li.tiodufrtjoii of Evelyn Tliaw's story of her betrayal at,, the hands of .I'anford AVhlto. Jerome has mado up lis mind that this story slnll not bo repented and so soon as sl-t Is sworn ho will ontor an ooj-cuon to her testifying to any tltlr.pr excepting actual occurrences o.i tho night of tho trugody and Immediately prior thoroto Llttloton will insist that her story'la mater 'al. HERO OF COLD HARBOR DIES m MASSACHUSKTTS -Worcester, Mass., Jan. 14. .bHe- adler Qonoral Joslah Pickett, onq of. mo huiuub oi yom unifijor, died here today. Ho was desperately wounded In that engagement. ' 1 S H H K ' t . ;?i vi mi K. t .Ll .'?.13 V".. .- ' fyf f". .1 J. ' . V j. J-.