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WATERBURY. CONN., MONDAY. JANUARY 28, 1907. PRICE TWO CENTS. WERE THERE FROM JAMAICA BIG FIRE AT SPRINGFIELD TOWNSEND CASE BOY SHOT THROUGH LINE THE MURDER WAS WILFUL EARLY TO-DAY BY SOLDIER Fruit Company Steamer Landed Police Arrested a Former Street Slight Mishap at Cheslre To-Day Forty-Nine Passengers at Boston To-day Car Conductor in a Sensation " al Manner Last Night to One of the New Haven and Waterbury Cars ''J i dyn Thaw and Her Constant Publishing Plant Burned Out at Loss That Will Reach One Million DoUars And Now the Latter Mnst Stand Trial With the Officer Who Ordered Him Coroner's Jury Renders Verdict on the Killing of William Whiteley of London Companion May McKenzie VOYAGE WAS ROUGH HE DENIES THE CRIME TRIP IS MADE L 1:34 Half Hour Ahead of Time Ir CARRIED LUNCHEON Selection ol Jurors Will Take lip Time ot the Next Two Days It is Thonght Now Opening Charge Wednesday. L New York, Jan 28. When the trial of Harry K. Thaw was resumed before Justice Fitzgerald In the crim inal branch supreme court to-day, there remained five jurors to be chos en from among the less than one hundred talesmen, who remain to be examined. It Is now generally con ceded that the taking of testimony will not be possible before Wednes day. Mrs Evelyn Nesblt Thaw came In to the courtroom early to-day, arriv ing nearly half an hour before the morning session was scheduled to be gin. She was accompanied by Mis? May McKenzie who remains her con stant companion. Miss McKenzie to day declared there was absolutely no truth in the report that there had been differences in the Thaw family, and said It was especially untrue " 4hat any dissension had arisen over her presence In the courtroom. Young Mrs Thaw wore again the dark blue dress which has now be come familiar to those in the court and again her features were hidden beneath the closely drawn white tulle or chiffon veil. Miss McKenzie also wore the same costume in which she appeared last week dark purple.- The prisoner's wife carried a large black hand satchel in which were stored sandwiches and other viands for the mid-day luncheon which she and Miss McKenzie usually share in one of the court clerk's rooms. - Scarcely had. Mrs Evelyn Thaw and her companion entered when the other members of the prisoner's fam ily arrived. . ... . , " 1 His morffer came first and was foV lowed by the Countess of Yarmouth, who has recovered from the severe cold she contracted last week, and Mrs George L. Carnegie. . Tta elde' Mrs Thaw always dressea in the plainest ot black gowns and wears a heavy fur lined coat of the ' same color. ' The countess wore a long dark gray English traveling coat and a small green turban whlcn was al most entirely covered by a black veil. It was decidedly chilly in the court room to-day and none of the ladles in the Thaw party removed their heavy wraps for some time. When they did so it was seen that the countess wore a plain cloth suit of dark green. Mrs Carnegie was again in dark brown. . . The party was seated in two rows of chairs to-day just back of where Harry Thaw alts.- In the first row behind the prisoner were Edward Thaw, George Carnegie and the Countess of Yarmouth. In the sec ond row Mrs William Thaw sat in the aisle and nearest the defendant. Next to her sat Mrs Carnegie. Then rame Mrs Harry Thaw and lastly Miss McKenzie. Mrs William Thaw and her daugh ters greeted the prisoner's wife with the usual bows and nods of heads. The family presented a united front. As the defendant entered court and passed the family group he was greeted with smiles by every member of it. lie smiled broadly himself and then gave a quick glance at the re porters working at two ong tables. It seemed as though he wanted them to see that all was harmony in the family. It is said the prisoner was resentful yesterday when he read so much In the Sunday papers about a reported break in the relat'ons be tween hie wife and his mother and sisters. A panel of 100 Jurors has been summoned to appear In court to-morrow. Charles D. Newton, a retired business man, C5 years of age, was rhowen as the eighth juror. The seven jurors chosen last week and who are held as virtual prison ers In the custody of bailiffs, entered the court as Justice FiUgerald was taking h's place on the bench. They are Deming B. Smith, foreman; George Pfaff, Charles IL Fecke, Ar thur S. Campbell, Henry C Harney, Harold R. Falre and Malcolm 8. Fra ter. The first talesman examined to day was Charles Ebongood who was tbe 102nd man of the special panel of 200. The task of completing the Jury began Inausplciously. Shoagood de clared he bad formed such a strong opinion in the case that he would not be aa Impartial Juror. The next talesman mp. Robert H. Robinson, was excused for the same reason and thea came two la tueeeasioa who hid (onsrlenttoaa scruples against capi tal pustohmeaL The second of these. David Price, said he was examined as a Juror In a cap'tal case tea years ago. At that time he did not oppose the Infliction of the death penalty. . Vii mlul ffht It was wroag. The fink talesmaa wan John A. Aarr, whoa aetata was so strong a to lafaene his dee'sion. The sixth talesman an. Charles H. afapea, knew emben of the Thaw family aai Alexander Hosnbmrgsr, i Boston, Jan 28. Tbe United Fruit company steamer Admiral Dewey ar rived to-day from Jamaica with forty nine passengers on ' board, mainly Kingston. The steamer had a very rough trip, and at midnight on Saturday First Officer A. D. Cheney was thrown down Into the hold by a heavy sea and sustained bad bruises. Seaman F. Horejsek, caught by the same wave, had a leg broken. . : Comparatively few of the passen gers arrived to-day had actual earth quake experiences at Kingston, many of them having been at Port Antonio or other points at the time ot the disaster. . . : Captain Asa Davisson of the Ad miral Dewey said that conditions at Kingston when the Dewey was there were bad, and that they were greatly In need of tents and medical sup plies. About "350 destitute refugees who appealed to Captain - Davisson were carried from- Kingston to Port Antonio and were given such' other assistance as the captain was able to offer. Captain Davisson ' also . Bald that the harbor of Kingston was still without beacon lights of any nature. The whole west end of Port Royal, he said, was under water to a depth of from 10 to 15 feet. DAM IN DANGER. If Colorado River is Not Returned to Natural Channel. Los Angelis, Cal, Jan 28. If the river Colorado should hot be forced to return to its own channel and re main there, , the Laguna dam, con structed by the United States recla mation across the river, twelve miles above Yuma, will be destroyed and irrigation of hundreds of thousands of acres in Arizona. California and Mexico be Impossible..' .... The Laguna dam is unique in that the danger threatening its existence lurks below instead of . above the structure. During the past three years the Colorado, Instead of repairing Its breaks by salt deposits, has cut them wider, ana deeper and has formed a gorge fifty feet deep and 1,500 feet wide through the cultivated lands ot the Imperial valley. During the tide of the higher floor it cut back at the rate of a third of a mile a day. The Laguna Is said to have cost about $2,000,000. ... . Pope Changed His Mind. Paris, Jan 28. It is learned from an ecclesiastic source that as a result of the advice tendered to the pope at Rome, on January 25, by five French prelates, the pontiff changed his at titude towards the church and state separation In France and will Issue new Instructions which It is believed will be possible to organize public worship under . the supplementary church and state separation law in troduced by M. Briand, minister of education. . the seventh talesman, was allowed to go by consent after he had shown a note to the Judge. Interest In tbe proceedings was en livened by tbe calling to the stand of Charles K. Harris, the music pub lisher and author of "After the Ball." District Attorney Jerome said It would not be fair to ask Mr Harris to serve as a Juror for he was Intimately ac quainted with several of the wit nesses summoned by the state. Thaw's attorney's assented to the excuse ot the talesman. August C. Auger, the second tales man of the name, waa allowed to go by consent after he had displayed much reluctance in saying what bur in em he was engaged in. He finally declared he was manager of an es tate. The rule of the court to bar from the trial all persons not having a di rect Interest In the proceedings was strictly adhered to to-day. although tne disposition or more than 100 talesmen left many seat vacant. There has probably never been a murder trial In this country which. for sustained Interest, has equalled the Thaw trial. While the obtaining. of a Jury Is a dry, monotonous work, crowds begged for admission all last week. Now that testimony which. It Is generally expected, will be exceed ingly Interesting, Is soon to be heard. the morbid and curious will appear In greater numbers. Justice Fitzger ald ha decided on stem measures. However, to curb the tendency of the mere sightseer. He ha Issued orders that at ao time during the trial shall spectators be admitted. Only those having positive businesa In the court will be admitted. Justice FiUgerald has decided that the spectators, par ticularly women, shall be barred. Counsel for Thaw held a confer ence yesterday lasting several boors. presumably In preparation for the defease. Mrs Harry Thaw was pres ent throughout the meeting. Dal- phla M. Delma after tbe conference, whea asked to outline the defense. said: "It would hardly be professional to disclose oar case. Yon may say, however, that It will come strictly within the statute of New York. - la ao higher law In this state. and all this talk about the nawrittea law I bosh. Nor caa I aee the ef cacy of a plea of emotional Uaaalty. There la realty ao sveh thing. A aaaa aaay ha traportarUy laaaae, hat that Is aalta another tatter." IT STARTED IN RAGS The Company Printed Several Mag azines and Also Carried on an Extensive Publishing Business. . Springfield, Mass, Jan. 28. The entire plant of the Phelps Publishing Co,: comprising four buildings and covering nearly an acre of ground facing "West Worthington street, was destroyed by fire to-day, causing a loss estimated at almost f 1,000,000. No one was injured. The fire started from spontaneous combustion among some benzine-soaked rags In the base ment of the main building. In addi tion to this structure, which was four stories in height, there was another four story building, one five stories in height and a fourth of two and a half stories, all being connected by passage ways. All.the buildings were of brick. The firm publishes the fol lowing magazines: Good House keeping, American Agriculturist, Or ange Judd Farmer, New England Homestead and Farm and Home. Ar rangements already have been made for the publication ot these journals In New York and other cities until the plant can be rebuilt. The fire was first discovered by the watchman in the basement of the main building. He extinguished the blaze in the rags and continued on his rounds. The rags again became ignited, however, and the building caught fire. A passerby saw flames bursting from the rear of the main building and quickly sounded the alarm. The automatic sprinklers with which the buildings were equipped failed to quench the flames and by the time the firemen arrived it was impossible to save the Dlant. Only the entire absence of wind pre vented the fire from communicating to other buildings, as the plant stood in the heart of the congested business district, with many wooden buildings nearby. The fire broke out before the establishment had started up for tne day and only the watchman was on the premises at the time. In the buildings' was a . large amount of valuable machinery, in eluding expensive color presses. Her bert Marick president of the com pany,- stated that the total loss on buildings, machinery and paper stock would be very nearly 11,000, 000, but that It was practically cov ered by insurance. About 450 per sons are thrown out of employment by the destruction of the plant, which was one of the best of its kind in New England. . .. Big One at Buffalo, Also. Buffalo, Jan 28. The Columbia building, an eight story structure at Seneca and Wells street, was burned to-day, involving a loss of $500,000. The walls collapsed and Firemen El liott, Norton and Hlnkey are missing and are believed to be dead. Charles Helneke and -John Dally have been located. They report their belief that Hlnkey Is dead. Elliott and Norton they say tiave not been seen. Ten men have been rescued, none seriously injured. - Helneke and Daily will' soon be reached. The lat ter says he Is badly Injured. The firemen, who were working on the roof of an adjoining warehouse, aaw the walla tottering and started to run down the stairs, but were caught by the falling walls which crashed through the floor. Tbe building, which was also known aa the Seneca building, was kown as the Columbia hotel during the Pan-American exposition. FIRE DAMP IX PIT. Cause of Lorn of Many Lives la Mine at Lievla. Lens. France. Jan 28. A terrible disaster Involving the loss of many live ha occurred In a coal mine at Llevin, In the Courriera district. The catastrophe was due to an explosion of fire damp In one ot the pit. , Bryan at 8aa Francisco. San Francisco. Jan 28. W. J. Bryan spent a few hours la this city yesterday, arriving from San Jose and departing for Lo Angeles. While here he held aa Informal re ception and greeted many members ot the democratic party. SprrUl Hertfoa. Old Lyme. Jan 28. A special elec tion waa held here to-day to elect a Judge of probate to succeed the late Judge Joshua A. Brockway. The re publican candidate I Nathaniel L. Sheffield and Herbert M. Canlkins Is the democratic candidate for the place. At Work ! mating Shop. Osaining. X. Y-. Jaa 21. George Baraham. Jr. former general counsel for the Mutual Reserve life Insur ance Co. waa put to work la the printing ho? la Sing Sing prison to-day, after his pedigree had beea take. ETirsra usocxat rou rex a cms a New York, Jan 28. Suspected of knowing something about the death of Dr Charles W. Townsend of Staten Island, who was mysteriously mur dered in his home Friday night, the police last night arrested John Bell, a former street car conducted, at his home in Brooklyn. The suspicions of the . police were directed toward Bell by discovery that his wife died about a year ago after an operation attending child birth. Dr Townsend was attending the woman and bad charge of the operation, being assist ed by other doctors. Bell Is reported to have blamed Dr Townsend for his wife's death and to have frequently complained about it to his friends. Bell was formerly employed as a conductor of a trolley line running to Flushing, L. I., and is said to have eloped with a young woman who was a member of a family socially promi nent in that place. Her parents ob jected to her marriage and Bell and his young wife removed to Staten Island where he found employment as a street car conductor. ' After his wife's death Bell traveled about the country and was employed In San Francisco at the time of the earthquake. Recently he returned to the home of his parents in Brooklyn where he was staying when arrested last night. The arrest was made in a sensa tional manner. Two detectives were accompanied to the Bell home by a squad of police who surrounded the house. When the detectives asked for Bell they were told that he was not at home, but they forced their way Into the house and found him. Pre senting their revolvers they told him that resistance would - be useless, whereupon he surrendered. He was taken to police headquarters and quest'oned. He declared that. Dr Townsend was no friend of bis, but that he had nothing whatever to do with the murder of the doctor. The police In the meantime began an investigation of Bell's actions on the night of the shooting. GAVE IP FEES Man Who Lost $350 at Poker Is Now Suing the Men Who Won It FINED $3 AND COSTS East Hartford, Jan 28. In the lo cal town court to-day, William II. Falls, Al Rosenthal, John , Birming ham,' George Britt and James Kelly, were fined $3 and costs each for gambling. It having been alleged Hint on January 15, tbey won $350 froui Wllltniu F. Fltzpatrick of Bristol In a stud poker game. Writs were served on the men to-day in a civil action brought by Fltzpatrick to recover $.7110 dumnges. The cae will come up lu tbe March term of the court of common - pleas at Hartford. In Ms complaint, Fltzpatrick says thnt ho supposed he was In an "honorable and fair game of stud poker but that he was defrauded out of Fltzpatrick gare his witness fee, amounting to $2.30. to the local branch of tbe King's Daughters for charitable work. BRAHMAN'S DEATH. Coroners Verdict Said Wu Caused by Swallowing Hit Own Brains. Decatur, III. Jan 28. "Death from swallowing his own brains," waa the verdict rendered yesterday by a cor oner's jury at the Inquest over the body of George Thomas, an Illinois Central brokeman who was Injured by falling Into some pumping ma chinery. The base of Thomas' skull was broken In such a way that the man's brains oozed down Into hi throat and he swallowed them. After re peating the swallowing at Intervals or several hours, during which near ly all bis brain had oozed through the aperture In the skull, Thomas died. I trad lock Over Hoar. Chicago. Jaa 28. The . general managers' association representing the forty-Bine railroad of the west, and trainmen employed on the same roads, have reached a deadlock la the consideration of the eight hour work day. One more conference be tween the committee representing the two organizations will be held her to-day. bat aa agreement be tween them at tbe present lime Is practically Impossible. Ire Marhta Fxpfoded. Chicago. Jaa 28. Four mea were killed aad sixteen were seriously In jured by the explosion of aa Ice ma chine filled wltk ammonia fume la tbe pamplag station of Armour Tt Co. WIAfHOt rOKTCAST. Forecast for Connecticut: Fair, continued cold to-aigat aad Taenia; light westerly wind. CLASH IS EXPECTED Between the Civil and Military Authorities-Boy Who Was Shot, Denied That Be Was on Government Property. Pittsburg, Pa, Jan 28. A. murder trial, the outcome of which will es tablish an Important precedent in le gal and military circles was called here to-day in the criminal branch of court. Lieutenant Ralph W. Druary and Private John Dowd, of the Ninth United States iufantry, were placed on trial, charged with the murder of William Crowley, 18 years old, who on September 10th, 1003, was killed near the United States arsenal by Private Dowd, acting under instruc tions from Lieutenant Druary. Crowley and a number of other boys are said to have been cauijut stealing Inside the arsenal grounds, were pursued by soldiers and Crow ley was shot after be hnd gotten a considerable distance outside the ar senal limits. The question at issue is: Has a United States soldier the au thority to kill a man outside of gov ernment property who is suspected of a crime within government property. Before he died, Crowley denied he was inside the arsennl, but claimed, instead, that he was sittiug on a door step, became frightened at the sight of tbe on-rushing soldiers ami ran. Ho said he heard a command to halt, that he did bait, but was Instantly shot For days following the shooting tbe civil and military authorities had fre quent clashes. . The police officials and coroner's Jury insisted that as the shooting oc curred outside the government proi erty the prisoner belonged to them. Lieutenant Druary took a different view of the matter, however, and tho civil authorities dared not force their demands by entering tho arsenal. Tbe United State supreme court decided to turn the men over to the civil au thorities. Druary and Dowd sur rendered and were later released in $3,000. .The prisoner are being defended by United States District Attorney Dunkle. The commonwealth, is rep resented by District Attorney Harry Goehrlug. MANY NATIVES PERISH. Bain Squall Struck Hone Kong 50 Vessels Lost. Hong Kong, Jan 2. A terrific rain squall broke over Hong Koti this morning and In the space of ten min utes sauk over fifty Chinese crafts In the harbor, more than a hundred natives being drowned. There wens no casualties among the white popu lation. Launches from the shore res cued many occupants of the swamped boats. The harbor was littered with the wreckage from the sunken Junk. During the siuall the river steamer Paul Bean broke adrift but she was brought to an anchor without sustain ing any damage. TUked Her Kitten. ' New Hartford. Jan 28. Margaret Monaghan. the 4-years-old daughter of Mr and Mr Bernard Monaghan, is mourning the loss of a pet kitten which she unknowingly killed in a peculiar manner last Friday after noon. Tbe child told her mother that she was going to give the kit ten to their grocer. John Scan Ion. against which the mother protested and the matter wa dropped for the time, but a short time after the mother went out to a neighbor and the child took up the kitten and opening the oven door of the kitchen range, where a hot Ore wa burning, shut tbe kitten up In the oven to hide it from the mother nntll she could give It to the grocer. When the mother returned she suspected something from the child's actions and discovered the cal, but too late. for it had already been killed. So Mechanical Devices. Washington. Jaa 18. Fourth As sistant Postmaster General Degraw. who ha Jurisdiction over the rural delivery free service. In a statement to-day says tbe department has never contemplated the adoption of a me chanical devtc for the delivery of mail, nor will test be givea any such device, as the Idea la Impracticable. The statement was made la conse quence of report that tbe postofllce department wa contemplating the adoption of such a mechanical de vice. Noted KprrtelM There, mesa. X. T- Jaa ?V-IWfnr Htatt, a noted heart sperlalirt of XanbetaL Germany, who has hem lertming la tbh rnvntry aow wiia Ex-Governor Higgin. harln been hmocbt her oa a epertal train. Mr Higgtm ronditioai to m hi to be a boot tbe-same. Took Dose of Mrrrhaiae Gllead. Jaa It. John Shotta. 2 year of age aad afagle. committed suicide last aight by taklag strych nia. H wa deapoadeat over suit la lav la which aa waa engaged. The. new schedule on the Mt Car mel and Cheshire trolley line went into effect this morning and was suc cessful until about 1:30 o'clock this afternoon, when a car got contrary in Cheshire and went off the tracks, thus crippling the schedule for a while. The New Haven cars run right through and carry the sign "New Haven, Congress Avenue to Davenport Avenue," and they leave Exchange place every twenty-four minutes. , The run to New Haven Is made in one hour and thirty-four minutes, or six minutes less than the old schedule. The new schedule seems to be appreciated by every body, there being no more weary waits on the road or stop overs at Mt Carmel. The Consolidated Rail way Co has made a good impression on the Waterbury public and will un doubtedly give the people accommo dations that they would not get from the old company in a hundred years. , New Haven, Jan 28. The through trolley line without change between this city and Waterbury was opened to-day on schedule time, twenty-four minutes. It will now take one hour and thirty-six minutes between the terminals, about twenty minutes more than the steam road. It Is re garded as possible that this means a practical abandonment of the old plan of the railroad for the combin ing of the trolley and steam lines be tween the cities. FOBTUXE LEFT THEM. Minister and Wife Few Months Ago .. Took in Friendless Stranger. .. Danielson, Jan 28. The story of how Rev J. Harding Baker, a retired Methodist minister of Moosup, and his good wife, were benefited by merely being kind to a wanderer who stopped at their door one night about a year ago, reads like the old folk story of tho god fairy. It was about a year ago that Mrs Baker answered a knock at the door one stormy night, and was asked by a plainly dressed, elderly stranger if he might come In and spend the night. The door was at once thrown wide open for him to enter and Pas tor Baker aided the housewife in making the stranger comfortable with warm things to eat and dry clothes to wear. The following morning the stranger asked permis sion to remain in the Baker house was granted. Mr Nile died about a month ago and It was found that he had provided amply for his benefactor and his wife. The property was left as follows: To Rev Mr Baker and Mrs Baker. 5.000 outright; to the South Methodist Con ference, $ll!.KiO to be held in trust the income to be paid to Rev and Mrs Baker during their lifetime. At their death the Income of $.1.iO Is to go to Mis Llnne Keeue of Hiddeford, Me, during her life. At her death the Income of K.0UO of this f3.i Khali go to the Union Methodist church of North Truro, Mais. The Income of the remaining $110(1 shall go to the Methodist church at Kter i.. i,i aintA The income of 52.- Om shall be devoted to the use of the district parsonage so long as it slifiH le occupied by the presiding elder. The Income of $l,0twi ttliall go to the Methodist church at Oner-o; the In come of $2.u to the eBthel Metho dlct church at Griswold. In addition Mr Xlies gave $1,000 to Miss Mary Bentley of Norwich. i iiO to Mr Mneline Johnson of Hope Valley. It. I.. $2.i to Mis Martha Palmer of Canterbury; $4. to Gll lert Palmer of Canterbury: $1."0 to n i r-i.rb f llnne Valler and STiOO to Frank Moriarty of Jewett City, a young man wno recently wsi a leg In au accident. CITY NKW8 Rev Joeepb Heffeman, who has charge f a parish in MemphK Tenn, l visiting bin parents, Mr and Mrs Mortimer Ileffernsn of East Main street. The names of Miss Cullotn and Miss Collin were omitted uninten tionally from the list of those who sent floral tributes to the lata John T. Gerity. This afternoon about 2:4S the Are department wa called by box 253 to a tenement house at the corner of Walnut and Division strets, owned by Maurice Xoonan. A pile of rags In a closet oa the top floor occupied by George Daniel wa blazing, but were extinguished before any damage wa done. Why do some school children with good sight need glasses 1 Mm TO REST THE EYES. The ere doe not obtain It fall growth aatil the age of twelve, aad during the growing age oar (nodera edocatioa la apt to Us It beyoad Its power. Proper glasses will rest the eyes la their UPSON, YIVcEHcTau,T Is Cm. 70 Sank tX. (Over the Upsoa Jmlry Oa.) CASE OF BLACKMAD, Employes Testified lo Hearing Con versation Before the Shooting, When Prisoner Told Whiteley He Was a Dead Man. London, Jan 28. A verdict of "wit. ful murder" was rendered by a cor oner's jury to-day against Horace George Raynor, who shot and killed, William Whiteley, the well known, West Bourne Grove merchant; Janu ary 24. Tho motive for the crime remains a mystery, unless, as the po lice claim, it was a failure of an at tempt to blackmail the merchant The sons and the old employes of the mur. dered man testified at the inquest that they had never seen or heard of Itaynor before the day of the trag edy. A witness testifying to the events immediately prior to the shoot, ing said he heard Itaynor say to Mfi Whiteley: i "Are you going to give way?" j Mr Whiteley replied "No." Raynor then said: 1 "You are a dead man, Mr White ley," and drawing a revolver he flrei awl the merchant fell dead. The detective inspector in charge of the case declared that all the evidence pointed to blackmail. He added that he bad searched Mr Whiteley's pa pers but had not discovered trace of anything relating to Raynor, but among the prisoner's papers were found documents showing that bo waa wanted by the police. t Miners Taken Oat Dead. Saarbuecken, Rhenish Prussia, Jan 28. Two hundred and fifty miners were entombed early this morning as the result of an explosion of fire damp In tbe Reden coal mine. One hundred and sixty-four bodies have been taken out of the mine so far and seventeen Injured. It Is be lieved that there are thirty or forty more dead in the mine and that the total of dead will reach 200. AT TEE HAMPSON-SELLEW STORE ANNUAL CLEARING SALE All Through the Store are RED TAGS Which Mean 25 Discount There's Splendid pickings of fine furniture to be had at a big discount now that our annual clearing sale Is oa BUY FURNITURE NOW. Prices are going to be higher next season as lumber Is getting scarce and labor and all raw material of every de scription Is taking a jump. Tkc fTmpaaa Sefrw FwSart C lot to Bel A Heat 11S-K9 Sax tzX V!u&m irmn Us Cu CJLj i i