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MT. VERNON, 0., TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 1910 No. 65
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Fire Wipes Out
Vandals Loot Wreckage Of Building And Escape With
Many Valuable Gems-Blaze Starts From Short
Circuited Electric Wire And Spreads Witii Inconceiv
able Rapidity-Crowd Surges To Scene And Hinders
Work Of Firemen
Brussels, Aug. 15. Starting in the
Belgian Section of tho International
exhibition heie, flamed soon had laid
In ruins the French, English and
other sections of the white city. It
is reported that there has been
some loss of life and that a number
of persons have been Injured, but
thus far it has been impossible to get
any definite information along thesa
So far as can he learned the fire
originated where there was the usual
largo crowd outside the building to
look at the fireworks. It seems that
the, electric wires leading Into the
temporary postofflce Jn the Belgian
section became short-circuited, and
within vn very few minutes the office
was a mass of flames. A few min
utes after the lire was discovered the
blaze was running fiercely along dho
facade, which is the most striking
feature of this section. The facade
isi made of substances which were
much more unsubstantial than those
usually used in such construction,
and as a icsult the building was soon
The Kinnc3so, which was a repre
sentation of an old-fashioned fair in
Brussels, was quickly alight. This
was a very popular attraction and
the enclosme was somewhat crowd
ed. It was lipre, according 'o the
latest repoit, that a ponlc occurred
with the apparent result, although
this has net been verified, that two
persons wcio killed and 30 or more
Drouth Helps Fire King.
The weather has been warm and
sunny of Uto and as a consequence
the materia' In the building was ex
ceedingly - y. This caused the lire
to burn ."1 gieat fierceness and,
fanned by strong wind, the flames
spread ra Jy and leaped from ouo
building t another. N
Meanw the crowd learned of
the catas ihe. They rushed to the
scene, blocking the way and hinder
ing the firemen. It is doubtful, how
ever, considering the Inflammable na
ture of the buildings, whether tuo
firemen cofcld have checked the prog
ress of the fire.
Tho exposition covers 220 acres,
and lies southeastward from the city.
It wns opened by tho king In April,
but it is only recently that it has
been in anything like a complete con
dition. Some of the exhibits, which
it Is now feared are lost, are of real
historic value, Including old furni
ture, British and Spanish armor, .be
sides fine French and Indian textiles
and kindred arts.
During the progress of the fire tho
exhibit of the diamond Industry was
burned, and pillagers Invaded tho
ruins to hunt for gems. The police
hastened to tho scene and were about
to seize the looters when tho cry was
ratted that the wTld animals' In Bos
tock's exhibit had escaped. Thoro
was a wild stampede, and in tho
Bordeaux, Aug. 15. In a railway
accident at Saujon 30 persons were
killed and 35 Injured. Tho wreck was
caused by a collision botween a
freight and an excursion train.
President Falljeres. has asked Jhe
Many Foreign
midst" of the excitement the robbers
got away with many gems. Soldlertj
are in pursuit, but so far as known
none of the thieves has been cap
tured. There Is a report that a num
ber of ferocious beasts of the Bos
tock show are prowling in the sub
urbs of the city.
The fire spread to Avenue Sol
bosch, adjoining the exposition, and
40 private houses were destroyed. Af
ter the exposition buildings had been
blazing fop some time the firemen
blew up a number of buildings with
a view to checking the progress of
the flames.
Piqua, O., Aug. 15. Dr. Webb J.
Kelly of Plqua, a third cousin of John
D. Rockefeller, and lineal descendant
of Johann Peter Rockefeller, who
came to America , in 1723, has been
invited to attend 'the leunlon of the
Rockefeller family -at Newburg, N.
Y Sept. 9, and meet the oil king,
who always attends
Cincinnati, O., Aug. 15. Very Emi
nent Giand Master William B. Melish
of tho Knights Templar has anpolnt
cd his staff. The first name he placed
on the list was that of the venerable
John M. Walden of the Methodist
Episcopal church, who was appointed
very eminent grand prelate of tho
grand encampment of Knights Tem
plar. Other appointments are: L. F.
Newby, Knlghtstown, Ind., grand
standard bearer; Fred C. Thayer,
Watervllle, Mo., very eminent grand
sword bearer; Huston B. Coleman,
Kalamazoo, Mich., grand wa.der, and
John W. Boykin, Richmond, Va
grand captain of tho guard.
Bury General Warner Today.
Marietta, 0 Aug. 15. The funeral
of General Adanfram Judson War
ner, former congressman,' personal
friend of Abraham Lincoln, promoter
Of a dozen gigantic and successful
enterprises, and one of the promi
nent Democratic leaders of tho past,
was held at his home here this after
noon. Although he 'had been In ill
health for several months, Centra'
Warner had been confined tb h'
home but a short time.
Swiss government that they cancel
all plans for fetes in his honor owing
to the rallwav accident at Sauiln.
AH philosophy lies in two words,
sustain and abstain. Enlctctus.
Mayor Gaynbr of
Who Was Shot
fly ip iwWm y
Mnyor Gaynor,who was shot by James J. Gallagher, a discharged em
ployee of Uio dock department of tho city of New York on Aug. 0 while be was
bidding friends goodby on the deck of the steamer Kalber Wllhclin der Grosso,
on which lie was to sail for Europe, was chosen mayor of New York In No
vember, 100D, arid during the time he has been in ofilce has Instituted many
reforms. He wus the regular nomineo of tho Democratic party and was the
only candidate of that party successful at the polls. Ho wns born in Oneida
county, N. Y., In 1851 and was a newspaper reporter in Brooklyn nnd New
York city until he wns admitted to the bar In 1875. He has twlco declined
the Democratic nomination for governor of the stnte and served two terms on
the supreme court bench.
Delegates Will Witness Play In
Universal Language.
Washington, Aijg. 15. WitVi nearly
1,000 delegates from all parts of the
world present, the Esperanto ' c- v
gress began sessions hero today. Tho
proceedings of course will be entirely
in Esperanto, "the universal lan
guage." Dr. L. L. Zamenhoff of War
saw, Poland, the creator of the lan
guage, is here. John Barrett, direc
tor of t,he International Bureau of
American Republics, Is president of
the American Esperanto association.
It was expected that the president
would open the meeting, but he Is ill
In New York, and for that reason the
meeting was conducted by H. W.
Yeamans of Detroit, vice president of
the American association. At the
first session Dr. Zamenhoff made the
opening address. Tomorrow's session
will be devoted by the Esperantists
to conferences and speeches en the
relation of Esperanto to tho profes
sions and ihe various lines of busi
ness. Tomorrow "As You Wko It"
will be presented In Esperanto by tho
Hickman players. "In Esperanto "As
You Like It" Is "Kiel Plocar Al VI."
This will be the first dramatic pro
duction of the new language in this
Four Dead In Wreck.
Charleston, W. Va., Aug. 15. Four
men were killed and six Injured when
en equipment train backed Into a
moving yard engine In the Chesa
peake & Ohio railroad yards at Hand
ley, W. Va.
Flood Fatalities Grow.
Tokyo, Aug. 15. It Is reported that
385 persons are known to have lost
their lives In the recent Hoods caused
by the rise in tho river Sunlda, and
thnt 500 are missing.
Now York, Aug. 15. Word came
from Major Gaynor's bedside in St.
Mary's hospital, Hoboken, that if the
patient passed today without any un
favorable change in his condition
thero was every reason to bellove
that his recovery was nearly assured.
ThiB wns tho first statement from
tho pliyslcians which treated of May
er Gaynor's recovery in any tone of
assurance. It was given to tho re
porters through Robort Adamson, the
mayor's secretary, who Bald:
"Tho physicians who havo been
watching tho mayor's case believe
that If any serious turn for tho worse
New York,
by J. J. Gallagher
Columbus, O., Aug. 15. Riley
Price, who finished a term In the
penitentinry from this county for
horse stealing, today was returned to
Franklin county, 111., to answer a
charge of murder in the first degree.
Price, who served under an assumed
name, several years ago confessed In
prison to having committed a murder
In Illinois. He said that his sweet
heart, Alma Wiimere, refused to
marry him; that he crushed her head
with a club and then threw the body
in a well.
Springfield, O., Aug. 15. Henry
Meyer, 59, a stonemason, was killed
and Captain W. F. Koontz, chief en
gineer of tho fire department, was in
jured seriously, by an explosion In a
fire cistern.
Columbus, 0 Aug; 15. Thirty
horses of the Crystal Ice company
perished in a fire at the stables of
the company on the West Side. The
fire was due to sparks from a passing
locomotive. The loss was $14,000.
was to have developed It would have
already manifested Itself, Thoy say
that If he passes through today with
out sign of complications ho will bo
in a good way toward recovery. They
do not fear any serious change in his
symptoms after today at tho latest."
Dark Horse Is Groomed.
Wellston, O., Aug. 15. Should tho
congressional commltteo deadlock
over tho selection of Johnson's suc
cessor for congress from the Tenth
district, Dr. John E. Sylvester, editor
of tho -Wellston Telegram, It was
learned, would bo sprung as a dark
horso before the committee.
Senator Booked For Audience
Willi Talt Tomorrow,
Leaders of Republican Party Plan
Complete Reorganization When
Balllnger, Cannon and Aldrlch Are
Placed on Shelf Leadership of
Senate Will In All Probability Re
main In East For Present Roose
velt Smiles at Beverly News.
Beverly, Mass., Aug. 15. Rum
blings of the political upheaval In the
Republican party, which got Its first
notice last week, is likely to continue
at , the summer capital for some
days to come. Senator Crane of
Massachusetts, who Is set down as
the real leader among the new lead
ers of the Republican party, will be
here tomorrow. He will see Presi
dent Taft then for tho first time
since he went west to meet Secre
tary Balllnger early this month. He
will have much to tell the president,
not the least thing being how Mr.
Balllnger Is to be relieved, how Sen
ator Aldrlch was urged to relterato
his announcement that he would not
run again for the senate, and InBt,
but not least, how Uncle Joe Cannon
is to be separated from the gavel of
tho house of representatives. Mr.
Crane has a reputation for quiet ac
tion, but the politicians think tho
rumble will be heard nevertheless.
West Must Be Shown.
Not only do the men who are at
tempting to frame a new political
structure for the administration ex
pect to remove Mr. Balllnger, Mr.
Aldrlch and Mr. Cannon, but it is
said they hope to show the west,
where the opposition to the adminis
tration has been fiercest, that from
now on It Bhall play as big part in
national affairs as does the east.
With the retirement of Mr. Aldrlch
the question will arise as to who
shall lead the upper house. .Nobody
here denies that leadership probably
Will remain in the east, possibly In
Massachusetts, but at the same time
it Is prophesied that the feelings of
the west will be more regarded. Sec
retary Norton, who is concerned in
the recent moves for Republican vic
tory, is a Chicagoan, and knows the
sentiment of the west. He desires
that tho west shall understand that
it is to he considered, and he is said
to realize that the undenled an
nouncements of the past few days
have been Uctorles for the insurgent
wing of the party. Undoubtedly
there will be Insurgents who will de
mand more participation in tho lead
ership of congress insofar as it can
be assured by those not directly con
nected with congress and others may
be added to the string of scalps now
in danger.
Warren G. Harding Tells Optimistic
Tale to President.
Beverly, Mass., Aug. 15. Warren
G. Harding, Republican candidate for
governor of Ohio; Representative
Nicholas Xongworth and Senator
Dick, held a long conference with
President Taft, at which the Ohio sit
uation was thoroughly discussed. The
Ohio campaign will probably open on
or about Sep. 17, and Candidate Har
ding told the president that he plan
ned to go into every county of the
state. "I am going to win," he said.
No state chairman was selected at
the conference. Tho president told
the conferees to return to Ohio and
select-tlie best man upon whom all
can agree, adding that such a man
would be satisfactory to him.
Exit the Hero.
The old fashioned hero, they tell us, has
In all tho late fiction he's badly out
classed. It Is the (air maiden who harvests the
And Beta lots of medals and all of the
We miss tho old hero so dear to us all
Ills mleht and his courage we'd gladly
But fiction and practice in this rapid ace
Qhq woman the center and all of the
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Only One Remove.
"Luckily you didn't have a home to
,-noitgago when you bought your auto
.mobile." "No. but I did tho next fashlonablo
"What wns that?"
"I bought it through a building nnd
loan association," St. Louis Tost-Dls-patch.
Police Force, Demoralized By
press Mob Spirit Tbat Breaiis Out In Al! Quarters
Of City Simultaneously Man Sbot By Nonunion Con
ductor Who Resents Being Called "Scab" Woman
Strikebreaker Arrested
Columbus, O., Aug. 1 5. Although I
noting continued as the leading fea
ture of the Columbus streetcar strike
and a hole 20 feet In diameter was
blown in the roof of the South End
car barns, Mayor Marshall 'insists
that the time is not yet ripe for the
calling upon Governor Harmon for
troops, but It is the Deilcf of many
that such a course will be necessary
before long.
Demoralized by the desertion of 32
regular and 30 special patrolmen,
the police force is entirely un
able to control the situation. De
spite the presence of two police
men on each car, disorder was worse
than at any time since the -withdraw'
al of the troops a week ago. One
man was shot and may die, and I've
others were Injured. The rioting
started at Schiller park, where s
band concert was being held. A
crowd blockaded the tracks and stop
ped the cars. Jeering mobs gathered
about the crews and a fight started.
Motorman L. S. Duvall was struck in
the head with a brick and fell un
conscious. Conductor O. L. Carlisle
was dragged from bis car and beat
en Conductor W. P. Miller and Motor
man L. P. Evans of another car were
also attacked and severely beaten.
When the automobile load of police
arrhed the crowd numbered about
5,000 people. Three rioters were ar
rested. Shot For Yelling "Scab.''
On Summit street Conductor W. H.
Johnson stopped his car and chased
E. T. Hoover dowa an alley when the
latter jelled "scab." He fired at
Hoover, hitting him in the calf of the
leg, Inflicting an injury which is con
sidered serious.
When John J. Gallagher, a Leonard
avenue conductor, was called "scab"
by a crowd on St. Clair avenue, he
turned to a woman sitting behind
him. She handed him a huge revol
ver which she took from a valise at
her side. He then began firing into
the crowd. The woman, tall and
handsome, stood up and cried: "Give
it to them, Jack!" A girl in a neigh
boring house was shot in the heei1
Just then an automobile load of po
lice drove up. Gallagher and the
woman wore placed under arrest. lTi
the woman's valise were found two
more revolvers and ammunition. She
said her name was Anna Gallagher,
the motorman's wife. "I'm in this
business too," she said proudly.
On Long street a car was demol
ished by a mob early in the evening,
and on Mt. Vernon avenue two girls
Columbus, O., Aug. 15. George W.
Shartle of this city saved a traction
station at Magnetic Springs, 0 from
destruction, us well as tho lives of
200 Sunday school children who had
been -attracted to the scene by tho
engineer's whistle. The station was
afire when an Intertirban car drow
alongside.- Mr. Shartle rushed Into the
building and discovered that tho en
gineer had been overcomo by the
flames and that tho boilers would
soon explodo unless replenished with
water. He formerly was an engineer,
Desertions, Unable To Sup
were Injured when a volley of stones
struck a car on wMch they were tho
sole passengers.
A charge of dynamite was explod
ed under the ea-ves at the South Side
car barns, tearing a hole In the roof.
Several cars were damaged, but none
of the nonunion men quartered in the
barn were Injured.
Service on Ohio Electric Line Cur
tailed by Labor Trouble.
Columbus, O, Aug. 15. Despite a
strike on the Columbus-Dayton di
vision of the Ohio Electric lines, the
company is maintaining one-half its
regular schedule, hut Superintendent
P. J. Moore predicted that a three
fourths schedule would be maintain
ed by tonight. The strike was de-
clared at Springfield because tho
company officials refused to reinstate
nine out of 13 men recently discharg
ed "for cause " as nnnounccd. Super
intendent ilc(,re declined to state
what was covered in the "for cause."
He said he had 100 applicants for the.
50 pesitions available.
Toledo, O., Aug. 15. Dead for
nearly a week, George William Gor
don, 58, of Allentown, Pa. a suicide,
was found in the Merchants' hotel.
A small tumbler containing a few
drops of chloral explained how Gor
don met his death. Little is known
of Gordon other than at one time he
was engaged in 'the newspaper busi
ness. In a pathetic letter addressed
to E. B. Conliss, business manager of
the News-Bee, and dated Aug. 9, Gor
don hints of tho despondency which
drove him to end his life. Among
other tilings he said: "Verily, Dr. Os
ier Is right. Civilization has no use
for the aced man or woman."
Killed by Train.
Kent, O,. Aug. 15. J. Burer of
Brooklyn, N. Y., was struck and kill
ed by a Cleveland & Pittsburg train
near Lake Brady.
Young folks giow most when they
an? In love. It Increases their slghl
and Ills knowledge of what was re
quired, together with his' Immediate
action in meeting the requirements,
prevented tho threatened explosion,
which, it Is said, would have occur
red within another minute or two.
Miners Favor Rioting.
Bilbao, tig, IE. At a meeting of
tho striking minors violent speeches
were made. As a result tho men de
clared in favor of a policy of rioting,
and it seems likely that serious trou
bles will follow.
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