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PHCENJX, BRATTLEBORO , ERIPAY, JANUARY 1, 1904.
AN EKPjpjP ITURE OF Not as Many New Houses Erected t . Specimens of Architecture in the Souto Factory. P0 Y V i t!l; -fj t" T - 4 A . I 1 f 1 k7 mtttumt BNJ Brattleboro' bulldlng rcconl for lnM shows a totnl cki.on(bturc of ui'wnrils of $250,000 for nowislructures nn.l pcrmnmni lmprovemcnts. The mnnber of W "o ls smnllor thun usu.d. but tW h . ve been somo notnblc lim.iovemci ts In the town's nrchltccturo, bi juch bull.ll S ns Capt. J. II. Estoy's nil Mis. VI. H. Ch.ise i s new liomo on Nortl, Mnln street C . u. llobblns's flne npnrtn.-nt hmiso o IIIfc,n street, tho remodelle.l Uonie for the Ascd nnd Dlsabled on Weslprn "vonue. rht. large plant of tlieHr ntlobornCnblnet cnm pany( U. Souto & O. . fnrmerly) south of tho rnllrond yaids N an Important accns- the work of ronsln..tion. whlch has been carrlea on tlu-ro for over a ycnr. Is not yet fully completert. -I ho post of the plant has been about J.,0.000. Tholisanils of do.lars hayc areI1,v ' 11 work nt uii'. i iin'iii'!" ... - ... pltal. nnd n large f....-e of .., Ikin loney. employcd tlicre n..w gcim h - - ra large stock vJe pre- the bulldlngs for on up-to-dnte instltution o y i - profit. The rAliday .,; T"tey and five jjtnssen Jitl t a, - Also one seconp-hand 'HRifJW""Biu .,J organflVMlldlia wl.cn cotr't fe t'l&V P B1 !hls year xk wal- ItviWin raH nt ' stnjB tholtr ed b 'l about $60,000 ii Ueen carried : jctlon of theC.,, ost 6f $43,000.1 mpanylng illusc slon of the I'l its owner has Thls builil' .er of lllsh au t three storle Mth ciroular PL lO th thlrd stov lln rmmn last new pendttur neeaeu In tho c brldge o cood I slng whl A.partm v the i i bv 71 er!or, nnlni? J fimall jalconlcs. l cetr shlngles. fen, otnen oy a u boarms, and tr Ewlhows are dh Ed ghtB ln th l pro In tho lo ond floor u, . lioDonlhir alf-A 'iinnnlv colll. bavln sinsie ligi,. jntainT every week, the9n or uio r jr ,a. wellilifed Htaircc 3 SiSaBS3taT2 Braftleboro News, Tneot.'f'lcli con , r. All the Niws of IX n always it of all.; SPAPER. Sindham KSounty tnd of the borderlng towns in Hampshire and Massachusetts, and l the Vermont News, jes a careful summary of all the t General News. te Phoerux will maintain ,its Jaund in support of Repupli- tn prindples, of Good Govfm- fcnt acd" Clean Politics, of Emperance, and ot the up- lilding of all our Home and ate interests. , Subscriptlon orlce, S1.50. j months' trlal, to ijuw subscnlicrs, 2Jc. 12 bv clrcular w Then tber dlnlng roo lanja batb closets, pi ators, set coal rooiiu accomrhod Clubbing j.Rates. , Phcenix clubbirlg rates, includingour ites on the iioslton Weekly Journal, ler Mirror and Fjjrmer, Ladies' Home Und other paperis, will be continued. oocuiiunviii i I , . rhnracterilfiar club rates ard: alsa piven. nc ,,c,,-,1 Ira pinl&'S of the leadingt magazines or other A cellarxbg f oanh ntlflrt I eaoh aprt 1 ho i L j-V wanted iaam r &33 I S ie comi examlted at the d: nilerm m'cary. tc nni B ttlebpro. ai Captjl nl Cantfl 't.horo, joe ' .... uiana w.' KHest VfcV puy whlch may Tomaaf olotnpetent. 2t (lipt. F.1L. aUniltted at W; Vlmt ddreaa J ny L.Fbany. N Y. c mpany I- t i of con e co II. 8t I out. G. ' ' f cond IJ( I'owcr known. Thero "I'ttvk rtqulred td Capt Jl0' A"y I'orse MoCullougl, ornon, Vt. Mlnlstcr- bread upor ly) Never Herald, make a n( Who now 'Ubscrip- DGETT & CO. Real Estate and Investments. 61 Maln Street. Send for Cataloguo. Home. "Indeed! row? i 8 'riatmas or to him (or l. The No,- . liilnouncoi weejc, lomenal at you are ipward llves of n$ea weekly i ost will be ! year. JjSuppose a Lady Owns a House JippralBfd Kt $1B.(cio, nd that sho can. when It 5 rpiitcd.jtet rol nct lncoino. Supposo ebo could boII it qiilck for U.0. Belng S years of bko und deslmui of cvrtulntr of incomo nnd 'Frww nm Tfitm , . t.i . . " . 11 A iii3.l"ok f0r,l.ix aiul l.uy our Annulty, UONlciuartcrly forUfe,lI8.(iOmonthlydurliiK fo? lubiet,eiIVjoiuo tho houso puld. No Eiun. iiw in nnio. jji.rni every inrw incintli.s as trne nx she livei a long us slio llvcs. Mth year, ilolnit liuainpii In .11 gtutes. Nat'l Ift"Vlm'AN?i,rv,'lMutU8M Organlzod 1850. II. B. TAYI.OH i- pON, Agta., Brattli boro. I SEND US ACOW, Steer. Bull or TTrro liide, Calf skin. Dosr skin, or any other lund of htda or skln, and let us tan it with the hair on, solt, light, odotlesa and ruolh-prfaof.for robe, ,rug, coat orlgloves. ImLS- BeL .ur Ca'loffue. KM.i.S'in7J.LJ,ilJPP,l!'i i.r ,"3"-"" . . EZT' r. we aiso bu TIIB CROSfcv PPIsiam , ... .Vl.MPANY. BRATTLEBORO, FRIDAY, JANUARY 1, 1904. NO. 1. ItlsAIIThere! STRENGTH, COLOR, NERVE-POWER, and all of the health-giving propertles for mankind, in every barrel of WASHBURN-CROSBY'S Gold Medal Flour. E. CROSBY & CO. Eastern Agents. SSlitntctl. TrANTEI-N.VTIVEI,lT.MI)EIt Olt LOOS: VV nll klnds dellrpred ut our mlll. or will buystanillnxtlinber. TIIKS.A. SMITII CO. VirANTED-Soft wod luinberof all klnds. V Eltlier sdinilliiK tlmlier or dellvvrod at mlll. HOU.K.V .t MAItTIX. Itmttlelioro. 48tf "lT'if"I''''" ' wunt to uet In eoniinunlca. TT tlon witli every inau. wonmn or ehllil tliittownsnny real cvtateuiiywl.ere; no mat terwl.etl.er it Is lioii.es. fi.niiR, tlmlier luiul, buck piture. anythlntr. t!. V. EDGETT, Ilrnttletjoro, vt. KMf Farm Wanted. I liavo a party who has f rom SMO to $tU0 to pay In toward a medluin prliiil farm. If you will sell'for that amount down, let us licnr from yoi glvlng ilccrtition, cte. EOGKTT &CO llrattleboro, Vt. ov 5atc. 011 SAI.E 12 Miares Graiwu liloek stoek. Addrcss "H. K" I'lnenlx Ulllee. Itf FOIISALE Hon: ginxl workcrand drlvcr. t.. A. IIOWAIMI. ni.erllnlil Vnnn. tt'MI Umttli'boro, Vt. Mtf 1 F11E3II COWfornde; blgmllkcr. AtJohn Ilarney farm, W'vtt llrattleboro. E. D. 8MITII. Mtf T7tOJ( 8AI.E.-A KlltST-CLA!?8 1'IANO JU n ust ba soM : cxect to Bncritlco. Ad dresspox 0S1, llnittlolxim. Vt. rTTHlr 8ALK feur1)or's compnss In good J condition. C. H.lcitOWEI.mirHttleboro, Vt. :i--tf 171011 8ALB.-W0 luvo plenty or HAItl) .I? AND .OFT W(lul) now. HOI.DEN' A: .MAltTIN. Ilruttlctmio. a7tf ITIOII SAI.E Ouwjflwe fcatlier Ixjil, welnh. . InirSJ pounds. IikmI forpillows. IiKiulre ut A.N.VA W. 8M1T1 . West Brattleboro, Vt. ITIOIt SALE-Unlid Slatcs Hepiirator No.fl, L1 In tlrst class A iilltion. Will be sohl at a very rcasonablo pra.'. Inqulro or Mlty. (IKO. E. CltOWELI., I.lni nliurst. llrattlebon). 51tf ! Pigs and Shotcs for Sale. I L. II. A f. A. I11CIIAHDSO.V, ltf f llrattleboro. Vt. -llan at 0 Clark St. O. II. SM ITIl. rpo HKNT A ix rooin tencnient. Inoulro J.of8. W. EDOj'lT&CO. t'Jtt TT OST - On XJ Whetston buiraio roue, n; liam urotlient iost. LOST On niprow gatigo tiiln evcnlng of Dee. -1. pJ-so containlng nmnll sum of money. nniifiireturn to nratto. l'oet umco ednesday evenlng, lietwecn briduo und tho eominon. a 1 linlnit. Flndcr lcavo at Diin- loro nnd tret roward. jiMiMi -luamo iiho my cncinsuro inst E Junc. afi'carold rcd licifcr. whltOHtur ln forcbcad. Ovtncr pleao clnlni pronerty nnd Notlce. OWINO TO DELAV In necessary changcs In beatlnK plunt. wo aro forced to dofer opcnlng the shnp for one week, to Mondoy, Jan. 11. I)lt.VTTI.E!i01tO OVEUALIj CO. Brattleboro Savings Bank. m 1 1 1?. Oal I. ..... 1 11 1 n.Mllni.nf tl,. JLof the llrattleboro Havings bank, for tlio uiuuiiini ui fiiiiwin uihi tue (riiiiMieiiuu oi necessary buslness, will bc held at thelr bank. lnir rooins on Tliursdnv. Januarv 21. 1114. nt II o'clock. C. A. nAuniS, Trcasurer. Or. Hale and a Blgot. From tho Boston Transcrlpt, The electlon of Dr, Edward Kverett Hale aa chaplaln of the Senate ln Washington has mel witn almost general approval by the rellglous presa of the country. Tho exceptlon ts the Presbyterlan of Phlladel- phla, whlch thlnks that ho has "the men- tal and moral character for the posltlon." but feels that "It hardly nccords wlth tho aplrlt and honor of a Chrlstian natlon to have a Unltnrlan ln so reprenentatlve a statlon." It also ndda, ln a most Chrlst llke splrlt. that "a Senate that admlts to Its prlvllegcH a Smoot agalnst the rellg lous Bontlment of tho land Is not likely to heed thc cry of Chrlstlans for a Chrlst honoring chaplaln." It ls prectsely thls pharlsalcal sort of orthodoxy whlch ex- alts motaphyslcs and thoology above nplrltuallty ano ethlcs that Is reflected ln the comment of the Presbyterlan, and that makes Phlladelphla and Ponnsylva- nla poem to llberal New Knglandera such hypi-r-orthodox and hyper-corrupt po lltlral nnd clvll communitles. The Senate electcd Dr. Hale chaplaln becauso ho Is a great Amerlnan and a ploneer preacher of a gospel Ip soclal Chrlstanlty so much larger tlian the tndlvlduallstlc gospel of Cnlvln whlch the Presbyterlan still sets forth that when the hlstory of rellglon ln the Unlted Statcs durlng tho 20th con tury comes to ba wrltten Dr, Hale will be remombpred and the edltor of the Prea- Dytenan wiu do Dut "as an heap of the fleld." There ls no onu artlclo ln ihn Hnn r muii. itnea that glves so large a rcturn for the money as a good porusstrciiKthenluv plustcr, such as Cartor'a Smurt Woed and Ilellidoumi llacltuehe I'lasten. U nilATTLEBOnO, KH1DAY. JANUAHY 1, 1901. THE VERMONT PH(ENIX. I'ubllshed every Krldayat Brattleboro, VL.by O. L. FRENCH. TEIlMSi $1.50 per jear Inadvancei If not pnlil wlthln tho year ts. ltates of advertlsliig fur.itshed on nppllen. tlon. lllrths, dcnths aiul niiirrhiirc publlsliiil freoj Obituary Noticiti. Cards of Thiinkn. ete., "." eonts ier Inch or 12 lliics or lcss. (Entcrcil ut tho Brattleboro Post Olllce as eecond class mull inattcr.) lny and July optlonn of cotton sold for 11.25 nt New York Monday, tho high est flgure in the niarkut olnce 1S7S. Tho Cubnn reclproclty treaty went Into elTect Monday nnd there was a grent rush to gct froin bondod wnrehouHes pugar, clgnrs nnd other Cuban stiiples on whlch there Is n reductlon of 20 per cent. In the duty. It Is understooil In Washington that tho note whlch Gen. rteyes handcd to Sec retary llay presentlng tho cnw of Co lombln ln regard to Panama nsks the Unlted States to rentore the Rtntus quo and hold nloof, whlle arbltratlon Is re ferretl to as n Inst resort. Tho trlnl of Mrs. Jlnrj- Itogers for the niurder of hnr husbnnd, whlob has been occupylng the nttentlon of the Bennington county court, brlngs to the li?ht of dny buc.1i n story of mental nnd moral de pravlty ns Is hard to belleve. Hardwick Clazctte. These words nre hard, but not hard enough. Mrs. Hogers Is n rnonstrnslty, u moral obllaulty. Could there lw n botttjr or more ln splrlng messnge for the New Year thnn thls one sunt by Hev. Dr. Hume of Indla to the Sprlnglleld Itepubllcnnr "No man can choose what comlng hours may brlng To hlm of need, of Joy, of surferlng; Hut whnt hls soul shall brlng unto each liour To meet Its clmllenge thls Is In hls pow-er." H. C. Crosby bns lenrned several thlngs about rnllroad management In the last flve or slx years, nnd there ls no doubt ho wns rlght when he oald in the meetlng Wednesdny that It would be entlrely fe.-w-Ible for the Itrattleloro & Whltehnll stockholders to take the toad Into thelr own hands nnd opornte It on a paylng basls. The Btockholders would llke to see an accurate statetnent of the rond's affalrs. deblt nnd credlt, for the past 23 yenrs. They would have no ffar that the balance would be agalnst tho road, nnd Its outlook for buplnes wos ne. ,. better than now Perrj- Henth, secretarj- of tbo Repub llcan natlonnl commlttee, who Is nlready a dlscredlt"l man through tho tlndlngs In the post offloo Investlgntlons, has been trylng to Inject an ellxlr Into the Hnnna presldentlnl lioom by quotlng Mr. SIc Xln.ey ns snying shortly b"fore hls denth that hn expected to seo Hannn succeed hlm ns Presldent of the I'nlted Statcs. Ileath gave Washington as the place where McKlnlcy made the Htntemcnt, but It wns nt once polntt-d out that McKlnley hacl not been In Washington for two months beforu hlx assaRslnatlon. Thero Is record of un nnelent explanntion to the effect thnt "The boy lleil." Harro Itiillnns gave "Ij Tosca" ln thelr nntlvo tongue nt the opera houso there and lt ls sald that the nnme wns well prp.sented. It Is needless to say that tho stnbbing nct was ucted wltb magnlflcent fervor and nattiralness nnd wns cspeclally well recelvl by the nu dlenco. Itutland News. Is the sour npple crop so large ln Rutland that there Is always n stock on hnnd? Brattleboro Phoenlx. Well, there's nlwnys n protty good sup ply of clder vlneg.ir In Brnttletviro, too. St. Johnsbury Hepubllcnn. But nono in St. Johnsbury. That ls tho plnk of perfectlon on thls mundnno sphere, whero nothlng Is known but mllk nnd honey, sweetness nnd llght, nnd lovlng ldndncss. The Presbyterlan, whlch thlnks "lt hardly accords wlth tho splrlt nnd horior of a Chrlstian natlon to have a Unita rlan in so representntlve a statlon" na Itev. Dr. Edwnrd Everctt Hale ns chap laln of the Unlted States Senate would doubtless have objccted at the very be gtnnlng of our career as a natlon to sucl men as Bonjamln Franklin, John Adams nnd Thomns Jefferson ln "rep resentatlvo statlons," ns they were all Unltnrlans. John Qulncy Adams was a Unltnrlan nnd Abraham Lincoln was pret ty closo to that falth. Perhaps the Pres byterlan Is so blgoted that II would llko to cut a fow Unltnrlan names out of Amerlcan llterature Henry Wardsworth I.ongfellow, Wllllnm Cullen Brynnt, John a. Whlttler, Ollver Wendell Ilolmes, Italph Waldo Kmerson, N. P. WIUIs nnd Nnthanlel Hnwthorne, for Instance. The Forum. The vnrylng possibllltles of the next presldentlnl electlon nre forrcasted and analyzed by Henry Lltchfleld West In the January-March Forum. Mr. West reaches tho concluslon that the campalgn of 1904 will bo fought out upon tho tarlft Issuo, nnd that a cnutlnunnco of tho present buslness condltlons will result in a vote of confldence ln the Admlnlstratlon, Itus sla's posltlon In the Fnr East Is the most pitn!nent toplo In A, Mnurlce Low's dls cusslon of "Forelgn Affalrs" In the same Issuo, Attentlon Is nlso pald to the Fran-co-Russlan alllnnce, tho revolution ln Pan ama whlch Mr, Low defenda as mak Ing for tho progress of the world the po lltlcal sltuatlon ln England, nnd the set tlement of tho Alaska boundory, ln thls number nlso, "Flnanco" ls denlt wlth by Alexander D. Noyes, who dlBcusses the confllctlng trade oplnlons of Enst and West, and draws the lessnns of the ro cent startllng events on tho stock markets. Several notlccable ndvancea of the past quartor In "Applled Sclence" are de scrlbcd and explalned by Henry Harrison Suplee. A New Year Wlsh from the Poit Whlttler. Old friend, Ulnd frlend, llghtly y..wn iiiuy iiinu a HimwiittKea on tliyi Clpw. , Never lesa your Brattleboro & Whltehall Rallroad. Our local news colmnnH contaln n care ful report of the proceedings nt tho meetlng of Ilmttleboro & Wliltehnll rall road stoekholilcrs held on Tnesday to con fcr wlth the olllccrs nnd ntlorneys of tho Now I.ondon Noithern railrond comliany In rcgnrd to tlu nffnlrs of the narrow gnuge rond whlch aro now In lltlgntlon. Every tovn whlch ls n stockholdur In the llrattleboro & Whltohnll road was repre spntcd by Its cominlssloneis, nnd several lndlvldual stockholdprs were present. There wns, thercfore u full representntlon on tho part of tho Brattleboro Whlto hnll stockholderH. Kvery resldent nlong the llno of the rond will bo Interested to seo Iho course of the proceedings nnd tho seveml iuopo.xltions mnde and rojected. It will be seen that tho flnnl projiosal on the part of the stockholders wns to conscnt to u foreclosure by tho New lyn don Northcrn eompany, glvlng to thnt cnmpnny full ownershlp nnd control of the Brattleboro .t Whltehall road, wlth the sole nnd only condltlons thnt tho an nunl stlpend of $100 should contlnue to be pald, and thnt tho obllgntlnn of the New lyndon Northcrn eompany to tnalntaln the road In n satlsfnctory stnte of equlp ment nnd operntlon should nlso be con tinued. Thcse entlrely Jnst nnd renson nble condltlons tho New I-onilon Northcrn IK-ople peremptorlly refused to accept, declarlng through thelr nttorney thnt they miist have tho rond, If nt nll, wlthout any "strlng" nttached to It. In submlttlng thls flnal proposltion ns thelr ultlmatum, ns In every other step tnken. the nctlon of the Brattleboro &. Whltehall stockholders was unanlmous, nnd there ls no doubt thnt the people of the West rlver valley towns will fully sus tnln the nctlon thus taken. The proper operntlon of the little road Is of vltal In tercst to those towns. Its constructlon wns secured at a cost of offort and self denlal rcallzed only by thoso who mnde the long flght In Its fnvor. Nelther the stiKikholdlng towns nor tho lndlvldual stockholders expect ever to realize on thelr Investment nny return other than that whlch comes from the road's opern tlon In a way to meet thelr convenlence nnd thelr buslness roo,uiremcnts. To se cure thls It Is thelr rlght, purely ns n mntter of self-preservatlon, to recelve an nniuinl stlpend sulllclent to keep nllve thc Btockholders' organlzatlon, and to hold so much control as Is Involved In the re- qulremcnt thnt the road shall le properly cviulpped and malntnlued. Ordlnnry self- respect dlctntes thnt the rlghts of the stockholders should be recognlzed at least to thls cxtcnt In return for nll tho In vestment mnde. .' NEWS NOTES The Presldcnt lins dcslgnatcd Secrctary Root to conduct tho Panama negntlntlons with Qen. Iteyes of Colombla durlng the tllncss of Secrctary Hnjv The French government dota not exprct war between Bussla nnd Jannn. lt Is sald Uuosla will show a willlngness to meet Japnn tnoro thnn half way. Capt. Dreyfus, uccuscd of treason to hls country, degraded, dismlssed from tho French nrmy, and most bltterly punlshed, will have another trlnl, thls tlme by n clvlllan trlbunal. Spvcn thousand sheep wero burned to denlh In the stock ynnls In East Buffalo, N. Y., Monday nlght. Thpy wero contlned ln low sheds through whlch tho tlre swept wlth great rapldlty. Parls wltnessed Tucsday the succcssful operntlon of n trnckless traln. Upon the conclmlon of the test the traln stopped nt tne l-.iysee palaco and tho lnventors re- elved the fellcltatlons of Prcsldent Idu- bet. Tho traln wns composed of a motor carrlage slmllar to an ordlnary automoblle and llvc cars. Tho dlscovery conslsts In the transmlsslon of sumclent motlvo power from tho carrlage to move each cnr. It wns found thnt nll the cars track cxactly with the motor. By n declslon hnniled down ln Boston by Judge LeBaron B. Colt In tho Clroult Court of tho Unlted Stntcs, tho Peter Bent Brlgham Ilnspltnl for tho care of slck persons in poor clroumstnnces re celves nbout 3,Ono,OiXl. Tho declslon Is on a blll In equlty brought by Herbert F, lirlgham, nnd tiolds that thc helrs-nt-law nnd next of kln of tho dcceased Peter B. Brlgham have no vnlld clalm to the fund. Peter P. Brlgham wus a natlve of Bakers field, Vt., and tlib cnntestants to the will nro rcsldents of thnt town, Herbert F. llrlghnm ocing a promlnent lawyer and a former Democratic candidate for gov- ernor. Fire Broke Out, Panic Followed, Some Were Burned, But more Suffocated and Crushed in the Mad Rush Most of the Victims Women and Children. Chlcngo cxpcricnced, by flro In tho Irlquols thentre Wedncsdny nftcrnoon, n cnlnmlty whlch has not been equallcd In that clty slnce the tcrrlblo llre of 1S71. Over C00 llves wero lost. Yester day thc iiiorgues contnlned 6Ct bodles, lt wns cstlmntcd thnt onc-thlrd of the 157 persmiH Injured would not rccovcr, nnd 3U were reported ns mlsslng. The thentro was bullt ut n cost of $2,000,000, was the llnest In ths country, und was opened but n little more than n month ngo. Flf teen liundied people wero present, nnd one of the snddest featurcs of the hor ror Is that the chlcf loss of llfe came to women nnd children. Tho spectacular Chrlstmns pantomlme, "Mr. Blucbeard" was belng presented. The orlgln of the flro Is belleved to have been n grouuded electrlc llght wlre, but the great loss of llfe ls- attrlbutcd to other causcs. The nsbestos curtnln fnlled to work properly, dropplng but half-way, and tho openlng of the doors at the front of the house gave n tremendous drnft to the llames, whlch, wlth'sulTocatlng gns from the explodlng tanks on the stnge, swept out over tho nudlcnce ln the gallery and balcony. Wlth the nsbestos coutaln dropjied half way nnd the doors opcncd at the en tranee, the llames, In the sccnery. shot across the thentro ns through a funncl, settlng the balcony nnd gallery nflro al most in a moment. Tho llames went over tho heads of the people on tho maln floor, most of whom escaped ln safety. In the thcatro now tho upper part Is charrcd, whlle on the lower floor tho wood work was but little damnged, Tho nctors es caped, nlthough Bonie of them were In jured. lt Is thought that If tho nsbestos curtnln had fallen most of the nudlcnce would have hnd tlme to rench the streets, whlle It Is probable thnt the people bo hlnd the scenes would havo perlshed. From pit to domc the house was pack- ed. Motlicrs and thelr little ones hnd laughed tliemselvcs hoarse at tho antlcs of "Eddlo" Fny, a comedlan. It was ln the mlddle of the play, and tho chorus, smlllng and frollcsomc, had Just con- cluded singlng tho mnpnllght song. There Is tho mooil now, crlcd some of the children. ns a cu.'of. smoko nnd n tlny tongue of ilame shot oiit from the wlngs to the right of the stage. The children clapped thelr hands ln gleu. MotherR laughed nnd tho wholo au dlenco wns ln n flne humor. ' But tho tongue of tlamc reached out and caught a blt of Inllammablc scenery' that hung over tho ccntre of the stage. Instantly thero was a larger ribbon ot Ilame. Then n cnlclum llght on a stand six feet ntOve tho level of the stago ex- plodeil, nnd In a moment everythlng back of the footlights was a broad wnve of llre that lighttl the half lllumlnnted house wlth welrd effects. Foy, the chlef comedlan of the eom pany, stood out from the panlc strlcken group on tho stage to assuro the audl onco thnt thei-e was no danger. Even ns he spoko tho grcnt nsbestos curtnln was let down, but It caught on ono sldo and fnlled to work. In another lnstnnt smoko burpt from tho top nrch of the stage and from under the bottom of tho curtaln. Before the nudlence reullzed the danger the wholo roof of the audltorlum was nblazo. Two gas tanks exploded In tho flles on the past sldo of tho thentre. and black, chok- Ing fumes bent down In n cloud of death from every wnll. That was nll. Fear, uncontrollable relgned. Men and women fought ono another, lllled only wlth tho deslre for self-protectlon. Little, bables sllpped from thelr mothcrs' upllfted arms nnd in nn Instant thelr llves wero crush ed out by tho crowd. Oirla throw thcm sclvea from tho balconlcs and lay crushed and dying tlll suffocntlon cnded thelr mlseries. More than a thousand persons ln tho orchestra seats, wlth easy nccess to tho doors, gradually mado thelr way to safety, but most of them threw nsldo wraps, pocketbooks, hats everythlng that seem ed to burden them ln thelr rush for llfo and the onen oir, But ln the balcony and tho gallery de structlon wrought frlghtful work. Tho llamo nnd smoke, gathering on these up- Tho Unlted . tates Imports of troplcal and scml-troplcal frults aggregato $1,000, 000 a day. Al)solutely rure Powder OVER 600 PERISHED IN A CHICAGO THEATRE. per iloors. caugM the vlctlms bcforo they renllzcd the ful' oxtent of the danger. It secmcd Incredlblo thnt the little tongue of llre could Inp the walls so qulckly and rench out nfter them llke a stroke of llghtnlng. Then, when t full moaning of tho dls aster camt to the helplcss ones, they fought ond batlled wlth one another for Rafety battled like stampeded anlmnls, wlth tho smoke curllng about them. Everythlng wns plunged Into nbsoluto darkncss, not even n frlendly lantern showlng them tho way out of thls houso of death. . The classio outllnes of the theatre, the beautlful plush hanglngs, the archcd wln dows, wlth thelr stnlncd glass, the stntely plllars. becamo a charnel house llvo mln utes nfter the flrst little ribbon of flame mnde lts way along the stage. Women nnd glrls ln the gallery never had a chance for llfe. Mnny met the end stlll scated ln thelr theatre chalrs, thelr hands burned Into one commlngled cln der wlth the sldcs of the seats they had grasped when thc panlc came. Others, who had managed by strength Insplred by terror to get Into the alsles, found thcir end ln n mlnglcd moss of smoke ond fire there and In the open others, swept, carried, drapsed or thrown iu um puiirways, ana even beyond them down tn tho linriinm in slght of the dayllght that streamed iuiuuKii ine oig iront uoors ln slght of the throngs outslde, wlth flre wngons and tho smoklng horses, dled In great masses seven nnd elght feet hlgh, wlth thelr faces In thelr last ngonles all turncd toward the doors they could not reach. Prflm wlmlniva a . I . .. .1 . - m tiiiu west ends of the bulldlng they streamed, bllndcd by the smoke and crazed beyond any posslblllty of hclplng themselves rur thcr or tnklng ndvantnge of the ald ex tcnded to them from tho upper floors of uuiiuuiKH lacing me inentre. Ladders. nlankn thlng thnt could posslbly serve to asslst uuuii; lur iue was rlgged nnd turned into brldges, but very few got across nllve. Bnrely nvo mlnutes after tho flrst alann was turned. ln flrcmen wero struggling Into the thentre, maklng thelr way throtmh fhn m n .1 .1 n mnK . - - - - - ......... ii.ii u .iiiii Has pourlng out of the audltorlum, dolng vimi. iiuic mey couiu not only to check the flre whfrh wnn fnet htmlm. v.n Interlor shell Into a furnnce, but to rescue the fntntlc hundreds In the upper bal conles by ladders strctched from the maln flOOr. A f f W .7H nt mnnt ., ln thls way, and then the flremen, nfter .u.ii.uiuiii; uio names, aoanaonea tnelr lengths of hose to go wlth the gathering police and make thelr way to the hor rora that walted for them on tho upper stalrways and ln the balcony seats, where great masses of charred bodlus were plled. V Bank Robbery and a DespeitejOattle. , A bold lank robbery, nttended by a des- perato battlc between a posso of cltlzens ond tho robbers occurred at Klowa, a small town 16 mlles south of South Mc Allster, I. T Sunday, the robbers securlng or destroying $2S,000. Tho men cntered through a rear wlndow. The flrst charge of nltro-glycerlno mado no Impresslon on the snfe, but tho noiso aroused the resi dents of the town nnd soon a posso com posed of 50 men wns congrcgated In the stock ynrds at the rear of tho bank. A volley of shots was flrcd at tho bulldlng and It was answored by tho sentinels of tho robbers secreted on tho outslde. An almost Incessant flre was kept up for half an-hour durlng whlch tlmo the rob bers continued their cfforts to open the safe. It requlred throo dlschargcs to force tho door. The thlrd dlscharge was terrlfto and almost completely demolished the safe as well as the interlor of tho bank. Paper money was blown Into shreds, large quan tltles of mutllnted bllls belng left by the bandlts. After lootlng tho safo the rob bers left the bulldlng from the front and backed off Into the darkness, kccplng up a flro on the posse. The men went in a southerly dlrectlon and wero followed some dtstance. The bank otncinls place thelr loss at $28,000. It ls belleved that tho ban dlts made awny wlth only a small part of thls sum, tho pnper money belng destroyed by tho cxploslon. Healthful cream of tartar, derived solely from grapes, "w. reflned to absolute purity, . is the active principle of every pound of Royal Baking Powder. Hence it is that Royal Baking Powder produces food remarkable both in flne flavorj and wholesomeness. ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO., NEW YORK. , . ttBANGEMENT. Sorlhbound; dsnr, Utn irt. Shrtr ly,. Quo- V i n 1