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BAOTTOFDEATH PAXIC-STRICKBX WOMEN IN OMA HA PACE A WALL, OP BLIND ING FLAME* PATTERSON BLOCK DESTROYED IT WAS CROWDED WITH WOMEN lU'SY WITH AFFAIRS OF THE MACCABEES FACE TO FACE WITH DEATH Bluze Started From a Gasoline Stove l.xplosion Flame* Sot Discov ered Intil They Had Spread to Adjoin I tin Apartments Elevator Shaft Roared Like a Furnace Escape Through Blinding Smoke. OMAHA, Neb., March 21 -Comparative ly insignificant in material destruction, but appalling in Its harvest of death and Buffering was a flre that partially de stroyed the Patterson block at Seven teenth and Douglas streets this afternoon. Two of the victims have already passed away, one more is not expected to live and about twenty others are suffering from broken limbs and burned and lac erated fiesh. The killed: MRS. THOMAS TAYLOR. MRS. ANNA SCHAMEL. The injured: Mrs. C. F. Broslus, face and hands burned. Mrs. A King, face badly burned. Mrs. A. L. Samuelson, face and hands severely burned, both wrists broken. May SHmuelson, live years, burned on hands and face. Mrs. G. D. Wilson, face, hands and shoulders burned. Mrs. J. C. Holt, face and hands burned. Marguerite Holt, hands burned, in jured internally, may die. Mrs. Mary Hopkins, face and head bad tj burned. Mrs. Mary Sullivan, hands and face se verely burned. Mrs. W. A. Rex. hands and face se verely burned. Mrs. Ed Schiner, face, body and hands burned, bad cut on head, will probably die. Mrs. French, South Omaha, face and liands burned. Mrs. A. A. Smith, face and hands badly burned, injuries probably fatal. Mrs. C. E. Allen, face and hands burned, cut by glass. Mrs. Thomas Thornton, face and hands burned severely. Walter Scott, hands and face severely burned. Unknown man, badly burned on hands and face. Steve Williams, five years, face and hands burned. Fireman William Gauder, suffocated and fell from ladder; internal injuries; will probably die. Lieut. James Adams, injured about hips by falling down stairs. MIRTH TO MOURNING. A group of happy women, busy with the affairs of the secret orders with which they were affiliat?d, were in a moment brought face to face with death. Sixty ccconds later seven of them lay burned and bleeding on the pavements, to which they had dropped, forty feet below, and the others were rescued after they had been more or less severely Injured in their desperate dash down the single pair of Ft airs that led to safety. The blaze started after 3 o'clock from a gasoline stove explosion in a room in the rear of the third floor of the build ing, and next to the elevator shaft. It was not discovered until it had spread to the adjoining apartments, and the entire floor way filled with smoke and flame. About twenty members of the women's lodge of Maccabees were attending a meeting in the waiting room in the front of the middle of the building on the same floor. They were unconscious of danger until a janitor threw open the door and told them to get out before the flames cut them off. The warning came too late. The flre swept through the door and down the single stairway. Those nearest the door fled through the blinding smoke and reached the street with hands and face burned and blistered. The rest faced a solid wall of flame. LEAP OR BURN. . There was a flre escape at the south front of the building, but none of them Eeemed to have thought of it. They rush ed panic-stricken to the windows through which the smoke was already pouring In suffocating puffs. The fire was scarcely rt>. foot behind them. It caught their clothing and scorched their faces with increasing intensity. In another Instant the spectators, attracted by the clouds of smoke, were horrified to see one after another springing from the open windows and falling heavily to the pavement. Not one arose. They lay inert and apparent ly lifeless until carried into the office of a physician, across the street. Most of them were bleeding from severe cuts and bruises, and all were burned until their torn and blackened skin hung in shreds. In a few minutes all except Mrs. Taylor recovered consciousness, and physicians and nurses hastily summoned did all that was possible to relieve their sufferings. As fast as hasty dressings could be ap plied the victims were taken to the Clarkson hospital by the ambulances. Th» body of Mrs. Taylor was taken to the morgue, and others whose injuries were less severe were treated at neighboring drug stores and at the offices of down town physicians. MONEY LOSS SLIGHT. Aside from the fatalities and the In juries to persons the flre was not a serious one. Few of the losers are able to place an eaxct estimate on their losses, but the total will not exceed $50,000. The loss on the building is less than half that sum and aside from that the heaviest losers are the proprietors of the Boston store, who had a large surplus Btock in the basement of the block. The loss of the various secret societies that occupy the halls on the second and third floorß is largely by water and smoke and Is difficult to estimate. One lodge of the A. O. U. W,, two lodges of Redmen, two lodges of the degree of honor, four lodges of Maccabees and several others lost regalia and various articles of furniture. The building is Insured up to the 30 per cent clause and most of the other losses ere largely covered by insurance. At midnight the injured are doing as well as could be expected with the ex ception of Mrs. Ed Schrlner, Mrs. Ed Smith and W. W. Scott, all of whom In all probability cannot recover. -^a*. WAKE ISLAND ATOLL. lloiv I'ncle Sam Came Into Peaceful Pociaesaion of the Property. WASHINGTON, March 21.— The condi tions under which Wake island, midway between Honolulu and the Philippines, was taken possession of in the name of the United States, by the commander of the Bennington, on her voyage across the Pacific, are given in a report to the navy department from Commander TausslK, dated at sea two motnhs ago. The officer says he approached the island with the navigator at the masthead, steaming slowly along the southern and eastern sides to discover signs of habitation and looking In vain for an anchorage. He did not circumnavigate the island, but, see ing that the outlet on the north was barred not only by a wall of ccral but also by a sandspit, he returned to the lee of the island. A landing was made at 1 o'clock on the 17th of January and a flag pole was raised. Besides some pieces of wreckage, no signs of human occupation were visible. On the eastern side of the island, imbedded in the sand, an anchor was seen, and what appeared to be the wreck of a lower mast was high up on the beach. When the flagstaff t was in place the sailors were formed In two ranks, facing seaward, and, having called all to witness that the island was not in the possession of any nation. Commander Taussig or dered the American flag to be raised by Ensign Wettengel. Upon reaching the truck the flag was saluted by twenty one guns from the Bennington. After the salute the fla£ was nailed to the mast head with battens, and a brass plate with the following inscription was screwed to the base of the flagstaff: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. William McKinley, President. John D. Long, Secretary of the Navy. Commander Edward D. Taussig, U. S. N., commanding the U. S. S. Ben nington, on this 17th day of January, 1599, took possession of the atoll known as Wake Island for the United States of America. FATALLY BURNED. Explosion of Powder Wrecks a Building and Kills Two Children. DEWITT, Ark., March 21.— A terrible explosion occurred here this afternoon as a result of which two children are In a dying condition, several other persons are badly hurt, and property to the value of several thousands is destroyed. The ex plosion occurred in the store of S. L. Leslie and entirely wrecked the building. There were about a dozen people In the building at the time, including Mr. Les lie's family and some customer*. Two of Leslie' b children were fatally burned. The others in the store were more or less injured, several badly. It Is sup posed the explosion was caused by the children playing in the store who acci dentally set fire to a keg of powder. .»_ RICE ADMITS IT. Say« He Offered to Sell His Proper ties to the Standard Oil Company. NEW YORK, March 21.— The hearing in the case of the state of Ohio, ex rel. F. S. Monett, attorney general, against the Buckeye Pipe line company, of Lima, 0.. was resumed today in the office of Charles Edgar Mills, sitting as special commissioner. Attorney General Monett conducted his side of the case. Messrs. Elliott and Kline appeared for the com pany. Mr. Rice, replying to the attorney gen eral's invitation that he make a state ment, read from a lengthy manuscript: "It is true," he said, "that in 1886, on their solicitation, I did submit a proposi tion to sell all of my oil properties, not only my retinery, but production as well for the sum stated." Mr. Bice quoted from the letters of Mr. Archbold, already published, to show that the Standard Oil company had had his proposition under consideration. The Standard company, Mr. Rice said, by its control of the railroads has raised the freight rates so that it was impossi ble for him to carry on his business. "In 1856," he said, "the Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern connections raised their freight rates on me from 50 to 162 per cent, and none on the Standard Oil trust, which closed up fourteen of my agencies out of twenty-four in five months and shut me out of over half the towns in which I was doing business." "Is it not a fact," asked Mr. Kline, "that in IS9O you sent to the Standard Oil company, through Mr. Orvis, an of fer to accept $000,000" 'for all your oil prop erties, agreeing, if the offer was accept ed, to abate litigation?" "Yes, I guess 1 did.'' Mr. Rice's testimony to the same effect, given at the hearing in Columbus, was read to him, and he said it was correct. OYSTER TRUST A FACT. Bivalves Will Be Controlled by a Capitalization of Over $3,000,000. NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 21.— 1n Jersey City tomorrow, under the laws of the state of New Jersey, an organiza tion will be formed which will control the oyster grounds on both sides of Long Island sound, the New York and New Jersey bays, where oysters are grown; the oyster farms of Narragansett bay and Rhode island and the oyster grounds of Massachusetts. The new combination, It is said, will have a capital of over $5,000,000 WEDNESDAY MORNING/MARCH 22, 1899. SHERMAN IS ALIVE REPORT THAT HE WAS DEAD AB SOLUTELY WITHOUT FOUN DATION ALL WASHINGTON IS EXCITED NO ONE APPEARS TO KNOW HOW THE Hi 'MO II OF HIS DEMISE ORIGINATED NEWS CAME FROM NEW YORK Contradiction Did Not Ajrlve Until After 8 O'clock; Last Evening The Venerable Wife of the Stntes man Doea Not Know That He Has Been 111 Secretary Hay Says It Is a Marvelous State of Affair*. WASHINGTON, March 21.— Seldom has official Washington been more complete ly stirred by conflicting emotions than it was today by the announcement, first, of the death of Hon. John Sherman, and then by the contradiction of the report, which came a few hours later, the one giving a relief which was as marked as the sorrow produced by the other. The first report, which came from New York, was received at 3 o'clock in the afternoon and was circulated in the de partments just before they closed for the day. The announcement seemed to fol low naturally the other cablegrams of the day, stating that the venerable state man's conditions had grown worse since yesterday, and there was a universal ex pression of regret, and, in many cases, of personal distress over the news. Cabinet ministers, senators and members of the house expressed deep sorrow, speaking not only in terms of admiration and re spect for the ex-senator's public career, but dwelling with loving kindness upon his personal character. REPORT CONTRADICTED. The contradiction of the first report did not arrive until 8:30 o'clock. It came to the Associated Press in the shape of a positive statement from Santiago, made in the knowledge that the report of the senator's death had been circulated. This dispatch was Immediately given as wide circulation in the city as It was possible for it to receive at that hour. Secretary Hay was placed in possession of a copy of the dispatch denying the re port of ex-Secretary Sherman's death. "A most marvelous condition of af fairs," remarked the secretary. He then proceeded to express his great relief that the first news was not confirmed. The news of the reported death of Mr. Sherman took many persons, friends and others, to hie house on X street. Among others who were congregated there when the representative of the Associated Press called were the two former private secretaries of Senator Sherman, Mr. Bab cock and Mr. Vaile, as well as Miss Kate Willick, niece, and Mrs. Col. Charles Hoyt, whose husband was a cousin of Senator Sherman. They and others pres ent read the dispatch, stating that the senator was still alive, with tremulous Joy. HEARTFELT REJOICINGS. Te reading of the glad message had scarcely been concluded by those present than Mrs. McCollum, the adopted daugh ter of Senator and Mrs. Sherman, burst into the room, accompanied by the daughter of Gen. Miles. They had re-* celved a telephone message from the Associated Press, while at Gen. Miles' THE PRESIDENT TAKES A VACATION. house, and had hurried over to impart it to the rest of the family. "It has been a trying day," said Mrs. McCollum, "but all is well again." Indeed there were heartfelt rejoicings and thanksgivings on the part of those who had assembled at the house when they realized It was true that the invalid was better and might yet be restored to them. Mrs. Sherman is the one person of the senator's household who suffered neither from the first announcement or rejoiced over the second. She was not informed of either. Mrs. Sherman has been quite ill from a paralytic attack for several months and had never been in formed even of the senator's serious ill ness, for fear of its effect upon her. It was felt when the news of his death came today that it would have to be bro ken to her, but all hesitated to make the announcement. It was ultimately decid ed to postpone the sad duty until to morrow. She was thus saved the shock TELEGRAMES OF CONDOLENCE. Already many telegrams of condolence and personal calls of sympathy had been received at the house. Prompt measures were taken by the Associated Press to inform the prominent officials of the ad ministration and others of the safe ar rival of Mr. Sherman, at Santiago, and it was with a feeling of genuine grati fication and satisfaction that this news was received, supplemented by an ex pression of hope that Mr. Sherman would entirely recover. When the report of Mr. Sherman's death was first circulated today, an As sociated Press representative called at the Sherman residence. . *Ha was received by Mrs. McCollum, who was asked if the report was confirmed. Bhe Bald: "Yes; I have heard from the state de partment that he is dead." Mrs. McCollum addedjthat she did not know where the state department receiv ed this information. At half past 12 o'clock tonight Mr. Mc- Callum, the husband of ex-Secretary Sherman's adopted daughter, said nothing had been received at the house from friends aboard fhe Paris regarding the in valid's condition. MILES IN BOSTON. Receives the Good Newa That Sec retary Sherman Is Alive. BOSTON, March 21.— Maj. Gen. Nelson A. Miles visited the legislature this af ternoon. He first was received by the senate, where he made a brief address. He then went to the house, where a sim ilar programme was carried out. Each branch took a recess after Gen. Miles had addressed them, during which the mem bers were presented to .he visitor. Just after leaving the state house one of the afternoon papers, containing the an nouncement, that Mr. SiiL-rman had died, •was shown to Gen. Miles. Unfortunately the contradictory report was not receiv ed for some hours later, ctnd while Gen. Miles expressed his intention of carry ing out the day's programme, Mrs. Miles requested that her numerous engage ments should be canceled. This was done at once and ehe returned to the hotel very much depressed over the sad news. A few hours later a representa tive of the Associated Press brought her the welcome news that Mr. Sherman was still alive. In the meantime. Gen. Miles, despite the heavy weight of loss on his mind, bravely stood the test of hours of hand shaking at the Algonquin club, previous to the banquet in the same club house by the Merchants' club, a dining organiza tion. In the midst of the festivities the Associated Press dispatch was shown to him and he at once expressed his great Joy at the good news. FOR H?S LIFE. Dentist Kennedy ota Trial for the Murder of Dolly Reynolds. NEW YORK, March Sl.— Dr. Samuel J. Kennedy, the dentist-accused of the murder of Emeline C. Rflynolds, appeared for trial today in the criminal branch of the supreme court. "Dolly" Reynolds was found murdered in a room at the Grand hotel, this city, on Aug. 16, 1898. There were wounds on the head and at the base of the skull. Her neck had been broken. The weapon used was a piece of cable covered with lead and wrapped with tape. It was bent like a hook at one end. Under the dead woman's corset was found a check for $13,000 signed Dud ley Green and Indorsed, by Samuel I. J. Kennedy. This aroused. suspicion against Kennedy and led to his arrest. Five Jurors were secured before adjournment. THREE ARE- BEAD. Horrible Effects of the Explosion of a Sawmill Boiler. CUMBERLAND, Md., March 21.— Word was received here today of the explosion of the sawmill boiler at tv« plant of Hud son Strauss, near Mattle"; fifteen miles north of Cumberland, killing; PMfletus Wink, Daniel Snyder Jr., engineer, and a man named Shuss, who was a sawyer, and wounding John Snyder, Harry Slegl and Anthony Whitfield'. • The boiler had been in use many years. The fly wheel, weighing about a ton, was thrown a great distance. The big steel saw was broken Into bitsr. Snyder was horribly crushed and blown about a hun dred feet, and Wink's head was blown off. John Snyder" s condition Is serious. The mill was almost entirely obliterated. Siegl, who was within i ten feet of the boiler, escaped with a broken leg. CLOSED LNCIDiSNT. Gen. Wheeler Refuses to Discuss the Battle of Las Gnaslmas. NEW YORK, March 21.— Gen. Joseph Wheeler, who is at present in this city, refused today to discuss any further the subject of the battle of Las Guasimas. "I think," he said to a reporter, "the «r St. Louis. Republic. statement which I sent to the war de partment and which the department has seen fit to publish covers the whole ground of controversy. I am in too deli cate a position to say anything further, even if there were anything more to say. "It was at least due ta the n«n in my division that the statement should be made and those officers should not be al lowed to reßt under a cloud of misunder standing." FATAL RUNAWAY. Hack Team Becomes Unmanageable During? Progress of a. Funeral. EVANS VILLE., Ind., March 21.— Five persons were injured, two probably fatal ly, in a runaway during a funeral here to day. The injured: iT h Car? 1 , 1116 Freycer; aged 60. right shoulder dislocated and internally in jured. Mrs. Susan Smock, internally injured. Three others, unknown,- badly injured. The five persons wgre in a hack and the team became frightened at a street car. The hack was con.'.letely demolish ed and the funeral pr««es..i!on wai stopped an hour. — —•* Miller Is Inaaiie. MONTREAL, Marcfr 21.— Henry Miller, tne old veteran who sinfc threatening let ters to President McKinley and others, was arrested at the-r.ej|uest of the United state consul general, $nd been examined by the police physicfiiifc and found to be insane. TO RAZE HOTELS NEW YORK Al.Ol<llt.MK\ PETITION THE 1.W.1M.A l( III; FOR POWER TO SAVE LIFE WOULD DESTROY FIRE TRAPS DEMAND AUTHORITY TO INVESTI GATE AND CONDEMN ALL UN - SAFE STRUCTURES HOTEL PROPRIETORS AWAKEN They Say a Bill Should Be Framed Conferring- Discretionary I'owcrs on Building; and Fire Depart ments—All Hotels Do! Not Look Alike to Them Some Are Con structed Much Better Than Others. NEW YORK, March 21.— The following preamble and resolution relating to the Windsor hotel fire were passed unan imously today by the board of aldermen: "Whereas, the terrible catastrophe, in the shape of the Windsor hotel fire, with the accompanying loss of life and millions of property, has vividly called attention to the public necessity for the greater protection of the hotel living people; therefore, be it "Resolved, that the legislature is here by respectfully requested to pass and the governor sign a bill which will give the commissioner of buildings in the city of New York full power and authority to in vestigate and, if necessary, demolish all hotel buildings in said city not absolute ly fire proof." Proprietors of the ten hotels, members of the Hotel Men's association, called on Commissioner Thomas J. Brady, of the department of buildings, today, the ob ject being to advise with him as to the best means of protecting guests from fire. They eaid that a bill should be framed having for Its main object the conferring upon the building and fire departments such discretionary powers as would be as arbitrary as possible. It should be a bill which would deal with each individual case as it arose and not an ironclad law to cover In a general way all hotels. All the hotels are constructed more or less differently and different action would have to, by necessity, be taken when ac tion was necessary. Let the head of the department in which the power has been vested use his judgment and deal with each individual case on its merits. It was suggested as the idea of the hotel men that the best way by which hotels would be protected from fire would ..be vigilant watchfulness, and that this should be insisted on by law. WANTS THEM FIREPROOF. Commissioner Brady said he believed absolutely in fire proof buildings. Build ings should be so constructed that when a fire broke out on the second or third floors the floors above could be shut off from the fire and be practically fire proof so flames could not reach them. This, he said, should not only be adopt ed, but other things should also be con sidered. Alarms should be placed in each room. Watchmen should patrol the hall ways at all hours and the hotels should be provided with the most improved ap pliances for fighting fire. He believed that power should be vest ed in some department which should see to It that these appliances were in order and to have men for this purpose alone. The right should be given to the depart ment to have men go through the hotel at all hours during the night and day and see that the employes were -doing their duty. Assistant Corporation Counsel Otten bourg called especial attention to the Taw governing the construction of fire escapes. He said that it appeared absolutely use less. FAVORS HOME RULE. He was opposed to special and arbi trary action and was in favor of home rule. A law should be framed and speed ily passed vesting power in interested de partments in this city concerning the government of hotels here. He called attention to the Greater New York char ter and said that while .every provision had been made concerning the construc tion and arrangement of buildings of the city there was no provision bearing on the licensing of hotels. He had in his mlurf the drafting of an amendment to the charter giving to the municipal as sembly of this city power to pass any ordinance in relation to hotels and their management so far as it concerned pub lic safety. He said that when this was done then the matter could be taken up at leisure and any measure bearing upon the subject could be presented to the municipal assembly. The suggestion of Mr. Ottenbourg was approved and It was agreed to allow the corporation counsel to draft such an amendment and send it to the legislature tonight. It is then understood that re garding the licensing measure no hotel • man will be allowed a license until the department in which power has been vested have passed upon It. THREE MORE BODIES. Three bodies were recovered from the ruins of the Windsor hotel today. They were badly charred, and great difficulty Is being experienced in the identification. The first body recovered today was that of a female of small stature. The arms and legs were missing. It was first thought to be the body of Miss Dora Hoffman, of Baltimore, a woman sixty years of age, who Is among the missing. Tonight, however, two of the employes of the hotel called at the morgue and claimed to identify the remains as those of Mrs. Margaret Auze, of Xew York city. The men are William Curran, a parlor man at the hotel, and James Trainer, a waiter. Both were positive as to the Identification. There are now five bodies at the morgue, each tagged with a number, which, with the known dead, brings the list to fifteen. The list of missing is still very large. The injured at hospitals are all recovering. The unknown bodies are as" follows: Body No. 1, recovered Monday; male; Mody No. 1 recovered Monday; male; legs, arms and head missing. Body No. 2, recovered Monday; woman; supposed to be young; unrecognizable; one hand part of a kid glove with pearl buttons; black cloth button on dress marked "made IV and X Co., extra." Supposed to be employe of hotel. Body No. 8, recovered Tuesday; female; supposed to be about sixty; small stature; arms and legs missing; identified as Mrs. Margaret Auze, of New York. Body No. 4, recovered Tuesdays frag- PRICE TWO CENTS-) ■ ?■,;-»■■■.... BULLETIN OF IMPOBTANT NEWS OF THE DAY Weather Forecast for St. PauK Fair; Northwest Wind*. I— H«rve«t of Death. Down With Fire Trap*. Mr. Sherman Alive. Millionaire Shot in the Back. Wake Island Occupied. '■£ — Ml nn.-MoiniiH Born Fighter*. New* From Col. Ames. B— Capitol BUI Blocked. How to Keep Insane. State Board of Health. Steamer in the Ice. 4— Editorial. To Bnry the Hatchet. 5— Sporting News. Northwest News. News of Railroads. 6— Markets of the World. Bar Silver, 59 5-Bc. Chicago! May Wheat, 6S 1-4 0. 7— Minneapolis Matters. B— Eagle Street Site. Activity in the East. Park Gives His Story. ATLANTIC LINERS. NEW YORK-Arrived: Nomadic, Liver pool. Sailed: Lahn, Bremen; Georgic, Liverpool. LIVERPOOL— Arrived: Southwark, New York. NAPLES— Arrived: Saale, New York. TODAY'S EVENTS. METROPOLITAN - "The Prisoner of Zenda," 2:30 and 8:15. GRA . ND ~~" A Trl P t0 Coontown," 2:30 and 8:15. Palm Garden— Vaudeville, 2 and 8 PM. Concert, Atlantic Congregational church. Bates avenue and Conway street, 8 PM Entertainment, Jefferson school, 8 PM. J. W. Arctander speaks, Norwegian- Danish M. E. church, 8 PM. Alumni of state agricultural college meet. St. Anthony Park, 8 PM. ments of what appears to be a woman's body. Body No. 5, wholly unrecognizable. Tho legs are gone; what remains of the arms folded over the breast; body, charred and shriveled to about half of its natural size; the teeth are in excellent condition; not a tooth is missing, none is filled. They are sharp pointed and apparently those of a woman; they are the only possible mark of identification. POSITIVE RECOGNITION. The recognition of Mrs. Margaret Auze made by the two employes of. the hotel tonight seemed to be very positive. Both recognized the beaded dress, part of which remained. Mrs. Auze had been a guest at the hotel for fifteen years, and Trainer said he always waited on her in the dining room. He identified her by the prominent jaw bones and by the teeth. Curran also recognized these fea tures. Mrs. Auze and Miss Dorah Hoffman, of Baltimore, were seen, It is said, to go to their rooms on the fifth floor shortly before the fire broke out, and it is thought almost a certainty that both per- t lshed. Although the work of clearing away the debris is progressing as rapidly as possible, it seemed tonight when the shift of 400 men was made that but a small part of the ruins had been removed. An effort was made to pull down the section of the rear wall by means of a wire cable, but the cable broke and the wall is still standing. STREETS IAIPASSABLE. Lines of policemen are drawn all round the ruins, and the big crowds that still gather are kept off a long distance. The streets about the ruins are impassable, and the debris is piled to a height of fif teen or twenty feet on the Fifth avenue ! side of where the building stood. On the Forty-seventh street side the pile of de bris is even more formidable, as more work has been done along the edge of the ruins here. It is estimated that with the speed with which the work Is progressing at present it will be a week at least before the pile is gone over, and it may be longer. All during the night articles of more or less value were brought to the surface and j turned over to the policemen, who were i stationed about to receive, number the and j take them to the East Fifty-first street station house to await identification. All of the most valuable of the articles are turned over to the coroner's office officials. The Hat of missing is now as follows: Anglln, Mrs. Mary, of New York. Bradley, Mrs. N. X., aunt of Mrs. A. M. Fuller, of Plttsburg. Boyce, Flossie, eight years of age, of New York. Brush, Mrs. H. G. Clare, Mary, twenty-three years old. chambermaid, working on sixth floor of hotel. Desh, Charles, borough collector, Sea. bright, N. J., thirty-six years old, had business engagement in hotel and has not been seen since the fire. Dunham, Augustus. Egun, Miss, patron of hotel. Fletcher, Miss. Fuller, Miss. Garrett, of Plttsburg, seventeen years old, daughter of Mrs. A. M. Fuller and niece of Mrs. Andrew Car negie. Guion, Warren, elevator boy at the hotel. Hoffman. Miss Dora, of Baltimore. Jose, Miss. Johnson, Mr. and Mra. A. 8., of New buryport, Mass. Leland, Frederick, forty-t-hree years old, room clerk, in hotel, cousin of Warren F. Leland, believed to have been burned. Lanny, Mary. Lowrie, Miss Maggie. Lynch, D. Morett, Virginia, chambermaid, thirty years old. Morgan, Annio Taylor, forty years old; patron of hotel. McCarthy, Miss Catherine, twenty-five years old, manicure in hotel. McCarthy, Henry. McConnell, Kate. McDermott. Mary, servant. McDonald, Lizzie, of New York. McDonald, Mrs. Cabella, of Toronto, lived three years at Windsor hotel. McNulty, Miss, fifty-five years old. Nellie, Annie (known at hotel as Annie Malloy). Neltney, Henry. Ormiston, Bridget, servant. Parry, L. H. Patterson, Mrs., wife of Judge Patter eon, of Colorado. Simmons, Leland, fifty-three years old, wine steward in hotel, cousin of Warren Leland, believed to have been burned. Simpkins, Miss Clara. Simpklns, Miss Dora. Soy, Mary, laundress, twenty-three years old. Stokes, Mrs. James H., widow of Gen. J. H. Stokes. Thomas, Anne. Upham, Miss Annette, daughter of the late state senator Upham, of Vermont. Walsh, "Kitte, servant. Worth, Miss. i SHOT I THE BACK MILLIONAIRE JOHN T. SHAVXE, OF> CHICAGO, PERFORATED WITH THREE UGLY WOUNDS HAMMOND DID THE BHOOTHO SHAYNR WAS IN COMPANY WITH THE DIVORCED WIFE OF HIS ASSAILANT HAS A SLIM SHOW FOE HIS LIFE Shayne, Mrs. Hammond and Two Other Ladles Were at Lnnch In the Anditoriam Annex Ham mond Shot Shayne First While the Latter Wa« Attempting to Rise From the Table. CHICAGO, March 21.-John T. Shayne a wealthy furrier and a prominent Dem ocratic politician, was shot and prob ably fatally wounded this afternoon by Harry H. Hammond, a tailor. The shoot- Ing occurred in the cafe of the Audi torium Annex, where Shayne was sitting at lunch with Mrs. Hammond, the di vorced wife of Hammond, and two other ladies. The party had been seated for Borne time when Hammond walked into the cafe, stood for a few minutes and went out. In about ten minutes he re turned and, standing inside the door, de liberately pulled off his gloves, and then, walking quickly up to Shayne, who was sitting with his back toward him, drew a revolver. Shayne attempted to rise, but stumbled over the legs of hl« chair and fell to the floor. As he was trying to rise, Hammond fired a bullet into his back. Shayne fell under the table, and Hammond, pulling up the tablecloth, de liberately fired two more bullets into the helpless man. He then walked out into the office of the hotel, where he stood waiting the arrival of an officer. DECLINES TO TALK ABOUT IT. He was quickly placed under arrest and taken to the Harrison street station, where he declined to make any statement. Shayne, who is a widower, had been in company with Mrs. Hammond a great deal since her divorce from Hammond and there was talk of an approaching mar riage between them. Tonight when, it was thought that Shayne's death was a certainty it was proposed that he should be married to Mrs. Hammond before his death. Later, however, the physicians declared that Shayne had a faint chance for his life, and the proposed wedding was postponed. Mrs. Hammond secured a divorce from Hammond nearly a year ago on the ground of habitual drunkenness. No cause for the shooting is known, unless it can be attributed to Hammond's jealousy of his divorced wife. All three bullets struck Shayne In the back, and it waa at first the opinion of the doctors that his death was inevitable in a short time. Later, however, they declared that he had a chance, if blood poisoning does not set in. YOUNG LAPINES KESTORED. Startling Sequel to a Chicago Kid naping Case Is Disclosed. PAINESVILLE, 0., March 21.— A start ling sequel to the abduction of Gerald * Lapiner, the three-year- 3ld son of Mr. and Mrs Louis LaplruT, \»hivh r.ccurfcd in Chicago. May 30, 1898, developed here toil.iv, hi the recovery fcr.d restoration ot the child to his mother anO the arrest of Mrs. Apn Ingersoll and John Collins, who live about a mile west ot PalnesvlHe, at whose place the was found and where he had been kept since last June. On the 30th of May, Gerald Laplner waa abducted by a mysterious woman from In front of his parents' home. No. s J .3r> Prai rie avenue, Chicago. The woman ami child were traced for a short time, and then all track of them was lost. A large reward was offered for the recovery of the child and, although the Chicago po lice made every effort to bring the kid nappers to justice, nothing further could be learned. About two months ago, a newspaper ac count of the abduction and the reward of fered came under the notice of Mr. P. E. Ferris and his sistf-r. Miss O. C. Ferris, neighbors of the Ingersolls. Air. and Miss Ferris suspected that the little boy who had been at the residence of Mrs. Inger soll since last June might be the missing child, and they entered into correspon dence with the Chicago police. After about two months investigation and cor respondence it was determined that the child was the missing Gerald Laplner. Mrs. Laplner was notified ami slio ar rived here this morning to Identify the little ono. She was met at the station by Deputy Sheriff A. T. May. who h;is been in charge of the case here, and was taken in a closed carriage to the Ingersol] place. while Sheriff John went on ahead to pre vent the escape of the abductors. Access to the house, was gained through the rear door and there, seated in a high chair, half dressed, the boy was found. Both Mrs. Ingrersoll and Collins were placcvl under arrewt. and held for trial lat'^r in the day. Mrs. Ingersoll denied the charge of obductlng and could not be induced to say anything about it. DEBS AT DELMONICO"S. Labor Agitator AddrcKtieM the Nine teenth Century Club in Xew York. NEW YORK, March 21. — About 350 members of the Nineteenth Century club gathered at the ball room at Del monico's tonight to listen to an address to the organization by Eugene V. Debs, the labor agitator. There were a num ber of the substantial business, profes sional and scientiiic men present, and the interest in Mr. Debs' words was marked, and the speaker was wildly ap plauded for several of his remarks. Tho speaker's topic was "Prison Labor, Its Effects on Industry and Trade." BAILEY A CANDIDATE. Texas Congressman Will Try t» Suc ceed Mr. Chilton as Senator. HOUSTON, Tex., March JL— The Post will tomorrow print a special from Gainesville, Tex., in which it is definite ly announced on authority of himself that Congressman Joseph W. Bailey Is a candidate for United States senator to succeed Mr. Chilton, whose term ex pires March 4, 1901. Mr. Chilton will also stand for re-election.