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SORANTON, PA., MONDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 10, 1002.
The Business Portion o! the Gitu
Has Been Entirely Wiped
Out bu Fire.
Twenty-six Blocks iu Ruins Tho
City Hall, National Banks, Five
y Churches, the High School. All of
the Principal Business Houses and
Public Buildings Were in the
Ruined District rive' Hundred
Houses Burned and a Thousand
Families Homeless The Combined
Efforts of Fire Departments of
Neighboring Cities Are Added to
Those of the Local Men in Fight
ing the Flames, Which Are Brought
Under Control in the Evening,
After a Desperate Battle.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Prcsi.
Paterson, X. J., Feb. 9. A great lire
swept through Patersou today and in
its desolate wake are the embers and
ashes of property valued in preliminary
estimates at '$10,000,000. It burned its
way through the business section of
the city and claimed as Its own a ma
jority of the liner structures devoted
to commercial, civic, educational and
religious use, as well as scores of
houses. There was but small tribute
of life and Injury to the conflagration,
but hundreds were left homeless and
thousands without employment A re
lief movement for the enro of those
unshelteted and unprovided for has nl
teady been organized and Muyor John
lllnchcliffe said tonight that Paterson
would be able to cure for her own
without appealing- to tlie charity of
other communities and states. The
great manufacturing plants of the place
are safe and the community, tempor
arily dazed by the calamity, has al
ready commenced the work of reorgan
ization and lestoration.
The Are came last night at midnight
and was only checked after a desperate
fight that lasted until late this after
noon. Every city and town within
reach of Paterson sent firemen anil
apparatus to the relief of the threat
ened city and It took the united ef
forts of them all to win the battle.
A northeasterly gale save the conlln
gration impetus and carried its burn
ing brands to kindle the blaze afresh
nt other points. The firemen made
stand after stand befoie the wall of
lire but were repeatedly dilven back
and when victory finally oame to them
they wer' grimed and exhausted.
A partial list of the properties de
Public buildings Cil lull, public librarv, uM
city lull, police Malluii, No. 1 uiaino liu'W,
p.itiol M.illo,")ill! -il.oul .mil aihool No. 15.
(Iiuuhuvl'tii-t li.iptl.-t, .Niond Pie-bjteilait,
l'jrl; Avcnnr ll.ipliit, St. Mark's UpUiojul awl
Hi. Joseph' lioinan Catholic
llMik'frirM Xatl.iti.il. Sei.itul National (par
tl.illj), -V rami National, silk rlly Tiiht, llaiii
11 tut) Tiust .i ml I'.ilersuii 'I'm At,
Club house. Yomur. .Min's CliiL-U.iu .i-kftrlalli'ti,
Knight of OolrmliU", I'rogliM club, St, .Iwcpli'si
hall uml Hamilton club,
Oftlce ljiiililtiit;- limn line lmililiiiff, IvliU build
line, hithdl ami 'Hall'., dim ImlMliit,', UM
Town Cloel., Olil Klntiu liiillillntr aul Steu'iisou
Telegraph loinpinici, We-Urn. Villon and I'oi
Tlieatci The (i.irdm.
Xcntpapeia 'llic Kwnlm; Nen ami Sunday
Mores liiaileiibui k Co., iliy pood.; lluloti
tine, ilrj- rooiUj Ulobc fctoii', iliy goodi, Xa
tliul C'lotlilnar company, Ketit'n iliug ttore, Kin
llla'i. ilriiR htori', Mutry' lindu.ite ami general
liH'l-cli.'iiiilUej Manlull uml Hall, ilollilcit; Join
Nuiuood, palnH; Obeig's Kineeiy, Vi'ci lend ke'a
erocery, J', II. k IS, Slilihb., kiihcm: "Tim
l'alcii-nn," dry i;ooJij Joiil.ni'n plami i-tDtoj Mil.
It-r ami (oiiip.ini, platiiu; Ti'ikr k McNalr.
Miom; Zcuillri'K ronli'itliliieiy, bappinV tia
Hon-, lliigoweklV inllllnt'iyi llrulial 4: Mueller,
lioi (, 1". IIvikIi, uuioitiuMlen; lii tliu.i.J k
Son, ilotlilem; I'aterwm fill ami l'.leitili) ion),
jiany, fKju' ilrut," More suu )f jiklnto-Ii ilaiu
An estlintitt) nmilo for a general In
spection of alio Hiuouldbi'ln? ruins
placed tho munlier of dwellings ami
apartment hunses destroyed ut flct
hundred, nud tho number of families
left without shelter ut ouo thousand.
Origin of the Fire,
Tim fire began Us work of far-reaching
destruction nt the power hoitbo'of
the Jersey City, JlJboken and Pater-t-on
Traoilon company, which fronted
on Hroatlwuy and extended u block to
the rear on Van lloutou street. It com
menced n the car shed and was burn
Ing fiercely when one of the employes
detected It. H was leaping through tho
roof and the gale was lifting It In foncs
and swirls when tho lire apparatus
came clanging Into Broad wny, Main
and Ynn Ilouten streets. Tho dromon
tiled to hem It In, but H speedily
piossed Van Ilouten street In onii di
rection, Main street In another, and
gaining vigor as It went, burned un
checked down Into the business district.
Kvery piece of flro mechanism In the
iHy jvas called out, but lire and gule
were musters. A great torch of flame
rose high In the air, lighting tip the
i ounlry for many miles and carrying a
threat and warning to the people and
property In Its path, There were ef
forts to rescue furniture und stock, but
the speed with which the fire moved
gave the rescuers little time. Property
was often moved to a plnce of presumed
safety, only to bo eventually reached
and destroyed. Tho warning to many
was brief and they were forced to llee,
scantily clothed, Into streets glazed
over with Ice and swept by the keen
' A Canopy of Fire,
Main street was soon arched over
with a canopy of fire for u block and
then for two blocks, us the flames
fastened themselves upon building after
building. The firemen fought with
every resource of their craft and the
Impulse of desperation, but the llames
found now avenues in Ellison and Mar
ket streets and got beyond all control.
Cnlls for relief went out to every cltv
In this portion of the state and the
jaded firemen labored on through the
hopeless hours of the morning. The
city hall, a magnificent structure, sur
mounted by a great cluck tower, sit
uated on Washington, Klllson and Mar
ket streets, finally caught and with
It went all of the splendid business
structures that surrounded It. They
made a great furnace of lire that
burned with a fierce roar.
There ..was a series of explosions and
scores of walls fell when the fire left
them strengthless. Flying firebrands
carried the conflagration over some
buildings and around others and it
therefore burned in an Irregular course.
These brands finally cleared the tracks
of the Erie railroad and Ramnpo ave
nue and alighted on Straight street
started another great area of (Ire in
which the destruction and desolation
wrought was nearly as great as In the
Tliis second great fire started 'at the
angle of Park avenue and Washing
ton street and swept almost unchecked
until on these two thoroughfares theie
was no more fuel. On the right hand
side of Maiket street It encountered
Sandy Hill cemetery as a barrier to
check It, but on the left hand side, at
Carroll street It claimed St. Joseph's
chinch, a gieat classic stone building.
It was on this second great fire that
the volunteer firemen from the outside
cities did their most heroic and effeet
i.e work. They fell back only when
they had to and when the natural ob
stacle Interposed they seized the chance
and stopped the lire.
The final and one of the most des
perate lights of the day occurred In
midafternoon back iu the first fire aiea
at the Hamilton club, situated ut (he
corner of Church and Ellison streets.
The 'handsome club house caught and
the exhausted firemen were rallied'
around It. They were anxious to save
the structure, and besides, failure
meant (hut the (Ire might lake new
headway among the properties adjoin
ing the club house. Tho building was
doomed, however, hut a torrent of
water kept the fire to the picinlses.
The four walls of the club house stood
but the roof collapsed and the interior
was completely burned out.
Paterson rests In a valley, and the
conflagration was an Imposing spec
tacle from the rim of hills that wall It
In. Columns of flame climbed high In
the air and shed their light for yilles.
Hundreds of persons hurried Into the
city before daylight to watch the work
of destruction at close range, and when
the day came thousands more joined
them. The die became a great popular
spectacle that claimed patrons fioni
New York and every outlying town In
New Jersey, They crowded the regu
lar trains of the railways operating
through here and compelled the dis
patching of extra trains. Once In the
city, they ciowded around the firemen
and at times hampered them In their
woik. Police lines were Impossible, and
through tho day they poured In an
endless stream thiough the desolate
streets. Great pinnacles of mined brick
stood In every street, but the crowds
passed under them unmindful of the
warning of police und llremen, "With
the crowd came thieves and loolers, but
there was not much pillaging. Under
orders from Governor Franklin Mur
phy, who hurried here from Jersey City,
Companies A, C, K and M, of the Fifth
Xatlonal Guard, assembled at their ar
mories and were held ns a reserve
force. The police, deputy sheriffs, hun
dreds of special watchmen and firemen
united In piotectlng property during
the day. and when night came n grim
order clearing the streets was Issued
by the city and county authorities. De
spite the precaution of the authorities,
there was much couruslun In the streets
at night. The destruction of wires left
tho city In darkness, save for the dull
glow given by tho acres of embers In
the two great fire areas. Hundreds of
belated visitors crowded around the
depots and struggl '1 In the dark for
places In tho overcrowded trains. The
htreet railway system was idso severely
Impaired through the injury to Its
Early In the day thejnayor Issued an
order forbidding the sain of liquor, It
was not obeyed, however, and there
was considerable drunkenness.
Belief Meetings Held,
Threo relief meetings were held dur
ing the afternoon, tho principal one of
which was attended bv Uovernor
Franklin Murphy, Mayor John Hlnch
liffe, Jtecorder George Senior, who,
under tho city's charter, Is a flro mar
shal, in a few moments sseo was
hired to the mayor for linmedluto use,
but the chief magistrate said that while
the city had suffered a terrible visita
tion, )io was In a position to say that
there was very llttlo distress, The
business section of the cty had been
practically wiped out, but the resi
dence portion which suffered was that
n which Well-to-do citizens lived.
The armory of the Fifth regiment
was made headuuurters for tho relief
of any persons desirous of assistance,
but up to a late hour no applicants for
help visited tho building. Major Gqorgo
Continued on Pica 8.
THE PRESIDENT AT GUtOTON.
No Change in the Condition of Theo
dore Roosevelt, Jr.
Iljf llvcluihe Wire from the AMwIfltnl I'rfn.
Washington, Feb, 0. The condition ot
Theodore Koosovelt, 1r., shows no
change of nny Importance, and as It Is
likely In the nature ot tho llfness that
It will bo several days beforu a change
will be npparent, the president Is not
likely to return to Washington until at
least the end of the week.
This evening the white house nuulo
public the following message received
from Grot on:
"The president saw his son shortly
after arrival here. Hoy's condttion Is
unchanged, but he Is holding his own
TWO CHILDREN SUFFOCATED.
Jennie and Elsie Bex-linger Perish In
By Utiliulre Wire from The Associated I'ieJ.
New York, Feb. . Jennie and Elsie
Tlerllnger, aged b and C years, respec
tively, children of Dr. U. Ucrllugcr,
were suffocated ami died while a file
was In progress at their father's resi
dence lr. this city today.
The children were In their loom on
the top floor when the lire was dis
covered, and all efforts to reach their
room were unavailing, as tho lire had
broken out In a connecting room,
througn which It was necessary to pass
before the children could be i cached.
After the fire was extinguished, tho
bodies or the children were found lying
near the door.
The Stenmship Philadelphia Tests
Marconi's Invention and Sends
Long Distance Messages.
By Exiliuhe Wire from The AssocUteil Pre.
New York, Feb. U. The steamship
Philadelphia, of the American line,
which arrived today, broke the recoid
for having tho longest communication
with the land by means of the Mar
coni wireless telegraph system. On
Saturday. February 1st, the steamship
was at 12:15 p. m. a few miles off the
Lizard. Messages were then exchanged
and the telegraphing was kept up un
til midnight or the lollowlng day. The
last message was sent when the Phila
delphia was 150 miles distant from the
land. This last message was a com
munication from the American line offi
cials, In England, to Captain Mills of
the Philadelphia. This -Is the loudest
distance In which wireless communica
tion has ever been held between a
steamship and the hind.
Because of the seveie weather the
Philadelphia had to put into Cher
bourg, where she was delayed for over
sixteen horns. The Marconi system
wtis continuously working while the
vessel was lying to. the connections at
all times being pel feet.
OTHER SUNDAY FIRES.
Fourteen Persons Are Injured in a
Brooklyn Conflagration Two
By Exclusive Wiie fromlhe.Aiioclitcd I'rtu.
New York, Feb. 9. An official esti
mate of the damage done by the fire
which destroyed the plant of the Shad
bolt Manufacturing: company and sur
rounding property in Brooklyn early
this morning, fixes the loss at $300,000.
Fourteen people were Injured by fall
ing debris and taken to the hospitals,
and u number nf 'others were attended
by ambulance physicians on the spot.
The loss to the Shadbolt company Is
given as $250,000, fully covered by In
Hiuame, It Is said. This loss Includes
the building and the stock of wagons
and carriages manufactured by the
company. The total loss to tho build
ings In the vicinity Is placed at $50,000
and includes TSalnbrldges' Sons' sta
tionary manufactory, $10,000, Insuied,
and J. K. Paiker ,t Co,, shirt "waist
manufacturers, $13,000; Insurance, $10,
000. Philadelphia, Feb, 9. The colored
Protestant Eplscopnl Church of the
Ci ucifixlon and the parish house nd
jotnlng, located at Eighth and Uain
luidge streets, were destroyed by fire
this afternoon, Tho loss Is placed at
$"0,000, op which there Is a partial lu
mirance. Surrounding property was
damaged by Urn and water to the ex
tent of about $5,000, Early in the day
tho laigo two-story brick building on
the none yard ot William Gray it
,oi, at Thirteenth and Locust streets,
waif, also burned, Much valuublo ma
chinery In the place was rendeied tise-
losa. Tho loss Is estimated at $10,000,
partly covered by Insurance,
Lebanon, Pa Feb. 9. A short time
before the hour for the morning ser
vice In tho Centenary Methodist Epis
copal church In this city today, lite
was discovered In the cellar. The
flames spread to tho Sunday school
rooms, on tho first iloor, which were
(,-uttcd. Outside of small damage by
smoke, tho second floor of the church
room was saved. Tho damage is esti
mated at between $4,000 and $5,000,
fully coveted by Insurance, A defec
tive Hue connected withe lire started
Wow York, Feb a, Fire destroyed
Phr G, of the Lehigh Valley Hallroad
coiiipunj in Jemey City, this morn
ing, und the loss, including damage to
shipping", Is $250,000. The lire was dis
covered shortly after C o'clock by an
employe, who gave tho alarm to the de
partment n Jersey City,
Tho steam canal boat Dale, owned
by Joseph Plnnurlo, who lived with his
wlfo in the cabin, the tug Mildred, the
Lehigh Valley barges, tho President
and the Plttston, and tho two-musted
schooner Meteor, lying closo to the pier
were boon on lire. Tho Dale was cut
loose and towed about 100 feet toward
tho river,, where It sank,
THE WEEK IN
Philippines Question Will Continue
to Be Foremost on tlie
QUARLES WILL REPORT
THE CENSUS BILL
In the House a Varied Programme
Confronts the Members District of
Columbia Day Owing to the Ab
sence of a Large Number of Repub
licans, Who Are Preparing to Cele
brate Lincoln's Birthday, Consider
ation of War Tax Bill Is Post
poned. Hy Jlxchi'he Wire from tlto A-viocI itcil Press.
Washington, Fob. 9. The Philippine
riue!stlon will continue to hold the fore
most place on the senate calendar dur;
lug the present week, but there Is little
probability that the Philippine bill will
be disposed of before the closo of the
week. Democratic senators say they
will rerjulre several weeks' more time
In which to consider the measure. Sen
ator Lodge, as chairman of the com
mittee having tho bill In chnrse, has
not failed to impress upon them his In
tention o pressing it with the utmost,
dispatch consistent with due consider
ation of so Important a measure. There
are several Democratic senators pre
pared to speak on the bill.
Senator tjuarles will report the per
manent census bill tomorrow beforu the
Philippine bill is taken up, and will
make an effort to secure Immediate
consideration. If he succeeds the cen
sus bill, probably, will alternate with
the Philippine bill for a few days. Sen
ator Quarles hopes that the rensus bill
may be passed without much delay.
The irrigation bill also occupies a place
of vantage on the senate calendar, and
with the other bills mentioned out of
the way, will be pressed to the fiont.
On Friday Senator Penrose will ask
the senate to listen to eulogies on the
late P.eptesentatlve llrosius, of Penn
sylvania. In the House.
A varied programme confronts the
house tor the coining week. Owing to
the absence of a large number of Ke
publlcans, who will go to different
points of the country to participate in
tlie celebration of Lincoln's birthday on
Wednesday, consideration of the bill to
repeal the war taxes will be postponed
until next week. Tomorrow is District
of Columbia day. On Tuesday consid
eration of the oleomnraariuu bill will
be resumed, under the agieement made
last week to devote another day to gen
eral debate, followed by a day of de
bate under the llve-minule rule. Tho
passage of tho bill by a good majoilty
Is considered assured, although the sub
stitute proposition, probably, will com
mand a larger vote than it did in the
last congress. The committee on war
claims will have a day following the
disposition of the oleomargarine bill,
and the latter part of the week wll
probably be devoted to consideration of
the Indian, postolllce or army appro
priation bills, all of which are expected
to bo reported cm Her In the week.
THE JUSTICE PARTY
An Organization That Believes in
Taking Care of the Aged
Dy lUcluihe Wire from Tl.e Aawcltteil Vtt.v,
Washington, Feb. 9. The executive
committee of what Is known as the
Justice party, has decided to call u
national convention to meet In Wash
ington April 9, 1902. "One of the chief
demands of this party Is that aged anil
decrepit enslaves shall be the waids
of the entire nation and be piovlded
for as public pensioners. The founda
tions of the party are stated to be:
"Justice to the needy and worthy ex
slaves, whose good conduct during und
since the war has pioved them deserv
ing; Justice to the southern taxpayers,
Justice to every man of every color,
deed and clime; justice for our own
people; justice to the Cubans, to the
Hawaiian.", the Porto Hlcnns and Jus
tice for every foreigner who comes to
assist In developing the manufacturing,
mercantile, mining- or transportation
lesources of our grent lountry; justice
for the Jews and Justice for the Gen
tile, Justice for the Protestant, the
Catholic or the followers of any other
creed or sect; justice for the rich and
Justice for tho poor. The justice which
holds sacred the rights for wealthy,
but no less, carefully protected those of
the poorest vagabond. 'Do unto others
as you would that they should do unto
Six Day Bicycle Race.
Hy frlliuhf Wiie from The Axoiiatnl Trm.
New VoiK, Ti'li, 10.-lil).luu' li.iiu., nnila
up nt ini'ii of almost I'K'iy n.itk'M.illly, n.irtcil
in tftc blviluy "it-.u-jou.)U'.ne'' tcjui Mm in
Miilluill wauio t'.irilen ut ViM uMwlt till
inoiiilnir. 'llie mini Out iiiiM'iiieil llic mint -iljy
bicycle Me oro In fonts In tl.ii nice, No
nun is allowed tu miulii uii Iiu ti.ii I; ni"iij
llun tweh? out of twi'nlj-four lioui. Tlie !
lii'ii. of ).icm U U'tvlii' ',Wi0, which ll iu
I, auanlnl in iuIicm.
DEATHS OF A 1AY,
By r.iclushe Wire from The Aiocited Tfeu.
WIllLnninort, IM., I'lh. 0. Hon. Jaiur S..
I'oicsiiun. nuyor of Wllllauuport fioni ISM tu
lb'W, dli'J tonlfflit ot puuljeU, agiM 00 yeJii.
Oil Illy, IVb. O.-t&lonel Kdwunl Iioujdii'tty
IKijlo, brother of 1'. V. Ilojlc, pulilUhrr ol the
lKriltl;, died at 4 o'clock on Knidjy afternoon
at hit home ut Dj.Uoii, N'cv., fioni acute linen,
nioiila. At the time ol ill Je.tlh he nus con
ducting tome InuwrUnt piiuin Industrie for
piomluent Httsburi; upltalUts.
Threo Bcthlehom Young People Sus
tain Serious Injuries.
By Kxclustro Wire from tlir AmocUtcil I'rr,
Phllllpshurg, N. J Feb. 9. While
John Keanly, Miss .Mamie Cartland
and Dci'tha McCmin, ot this place,
were returning from llethlehcni, Pn
n a sleigh early this morning, tho
horse took freight and ran tV.ivn a
tUeep hill, in turning a corner ot a
roid, the sleigh struck a telephone
pole and the occupants were thrown
Miss McCnnn Is believed to have sus
tained a fraetutp of tho skull. Miss
Cartland received a broken leg and
was Internally Injured, and Keanly
had two or Hire ribs broken and also
relcelvod a severe cut on the head.
KITCHNER ROUNDS UP
The Elusive Boer Commander 'and
Several of His Men Break
Through the Line.
By KtcIiuIvc Wire from The Assodntcil lnt.
London, Feb. 9. From Wolvehoek,
Lord Kitchener today telegraphed a
long description of a combined move
ment of numerous Prltlsh columns,
with the object of securing General Do
Wet. Lord Kitchener says the advance
began the night of February 5, the
whole force moving from various direc
tions and forming n continuous line of
mounted men on the west bank of the
Llebenbergs Vlel, from Frankfort ns
far south as Fanny's Home, and thence
to Kafllrkop. The line then advanced
to the west, and the following night
the lirltish entrenched with their out
posts fifty yards apart. They held the
line from Holland, on the Hollbron-J
Frankfort blockhouse line, to Doom
kloof, on the Kroonstndt-Llndley block
house line, while the columns wcie nlso
working In advance of the blockhouse
lines to prevent Do Wet's crossing.
The advance was continued February
G and De Wet was within the enclos
ure, but realizing his position, he or
dered his men to disperse and seek
safely during the night. De Wet him
self, with some men and a number of
cattle, made for the Kroonstadt-Lind-ley
blockhouse line and at 1 o'clock In
the morning, when It was very dark,
by rushing his cattle at the fence,
broke his way through the line, mixed
up with the cattle, and losing tlneo
Many attempts were made to break
through the line on February 7, re
ports Lord Kitchener, the line of out
posts being attackeiL.at various places
throughout the night. But vety few
escaped, and ten dead Boers were
picked up in the morning near Hell
1 1 ron.
"I did not get exact details of the
Boer casualties." continues Lord Kitch
ener, "but as far as I have ascertained
they consist of 2SS In killed, wounded
and prisoners, as well as about 7C0
tired horses and manv cattle.
"Our casualties were only ten."
ANOTHER DURANT CASE
IN SAN PRANCISCO
A Mysterious Murder Puzzles the
Police Department Girl's Waked
Dy i:.cluJe Wire from the Associated I'icm.
San Francisco, Cnl., Feb. 9, A mys
terious murder, resembling In some of
Its features the noted Durant case, Is
now puzzling tho police depot tment of
this city. The body of Nora Fuller, a
lC-year-oId girl, who disappeared trom
her home, January 11, was found lying
naked on a. bed In the upstairs back
room of an unfurnished house, on Hut
ton street, yesterday afternoon. The
girt had been dead some time, as de
composition had set In. There was
nothing in the house to Indicate the
means used to take her life, but the
posture of the body and Its condition,
together with the disorder of the loom,
indicated that the girl had been mur
dered. An autopsy disclosed that death
wns not due to natural causes. All the
organs of the body are in a normal con
dition. Tho general theory Is that the
girl was either strangled or poisoned.
On both sides or the neck aie dlscolor
Ings that may have been inailo by
linger tips. The city chemist Is exam
ining the stomach for. evidence ot
Norn Fuller left homo January 11 and
met a man known as John Iiermett, iu
response to an advertisement for a girl
to take care ot a baby. She met the
man at a restaurant, and theieafter all
knowledge of her wuh lost. On Janu
ary S, the house In which the body of '
mo gin was louuii was rcineu ny a
man giving tlie'iiame of C. U. Hawkins,
The general description of Peuuett
and Hawkins tally, and It Is thought
tho two names were aliases ot the siunu
limn. The police are working op the
theory that they are the same man. A
possible motive for the murder is found
in the suggestion that the murderer
either quarreled with the girl or feared
that his relations with her wcie about
to become public.
BT.IZZABD IN OIL REGIONS.
All Travel Abandoned Between Oil
City and Brocton,
Hy Kuliupt Wire hum 'flic Associated I'reia.
Cony, I'j., Mi, 0. All ti.iu-1 .n alijtiUoiieil
liotncin Oil I'll1 jml llrocton on llu ( "un.
tuil'iui ilbfnoii of the lYmi.jlwnlj uilii.ul to.
day. The MiiAiiil U the wut in thU kc'cthmV
l.Ulory. Train ?o, :! lav all nlht iu a hiixo
ill II t at buminlt, and thU morning rood i.is
cairlul In I lie Imurlwiied nia'cwtcn, The cfll.
dalj abandoned hope of ninvlii; tuln, ind
Iihc ilcciJul tu ni'i Ihroiurli lultil from lire c Ion
in Aihtaliula via the Luke Shoie.
'(lie DunMil; dlloii nf ho i:ri, uUj the
Diinkhk, Allegheny VJlley and I'JILhurif iliil
clou of llioMLe Shore ure blocked and no tralrw
iniAhiif. On the main Hue of Iho Kile tiaul I
Killed by a Freight Train,
lly l'.iclushe Wire from Tlie Aitoeiated Prsi
Altooiu, I'J., Feb. 0.)r, W. K, Troell, cf
Lilly, u prominent phjKlclaii of that plice, waa
instantly killed there last night Iu attempting
to (tom the railroad In front of a height tulu.
He uii 33 year of ay?.
VERDICT IN MEEK tASE.
Jury Finds Defendant Not Qullty,
but Directs That Ho Shall Pay
toy Kxcluilre Wire from Tlie Anoctiteil Fre
Clearfield, Pa Feb. . "Not guilty,
but pay the costs," Is the finding of the
jury In the libel case brought by Frank
G, Harris, state treasurer-elect, against
P. Gray Meek, editor of the Bellefonte
The charge made by Mr. Harris
against Mr. Meek was criminal libel.
The suit was based on a publication In
Mr. 'Meek's paper reflecting on Mr.
Harris In the recent state campaign.
The costs amounted to about $1,000.
Tho case attracted widespread Interest
In political eltcles thioughout the slate,
and almost every txomlrictil politician
and olllceholder 111 the state was sub
poenaed as a witness.
EXPERT BALLET DANCE
BEFORE NEW YORK JURY
Court Entertained by Pretty Girl
Witnesses in a Dancing Master's
Suit for Damages.
Hy llxtlusUe Wire from the Associated ric.
New York, Feb. S. Half a dozen
ballot girls were summoned before
Judge Stockier In the Supreme court
todav as exports to give a practical
illustration before a jury of the ankle
strength that Is necessary In a ballet
master. Flllbertl Marchetl, a ballet
master, teacher of dancing, is suing
the Metropolitan Stieet Hallway corn
puny to recover $20,000 damages for
having one of his ankles Injured by
being thrown from a car of the com
pany and dragged along a distance of
100 feet. One ol his ankles, he says, Is
larger than the other, and he Is no
longer able to make J40 a week salaiy
and S20 additional as a teacher of stage
Arthur C. Parhner, counsel for the
dancing master, had summoned Ellen
Ulngqulst, Conehlta Itulz, Mamie
Johnston and several others of the
Metropolitan opera ballet, and also
Mrs. Kllen Mitchell, of Chicago. Miss
IJlugtiuisi, attired In an attractive red
costume, testified that she did not
think Marchetl could execute any toe
dancing on nccount of the condition of
his ankles. She kept her feet all the
time o that they could be seen by the
jmy, lu endeavoring to explain the
movement of the ankle, and finally
arose froni the witness chair to Illus
trate more plainly to them just what
she meant. As she did so, the jurors
watched her eagerly, and she moved a
shoit distance on the platform so that
Judge Stecklcr could get a better view
of the exhibition of toe-danelng.
"It Is just this way," she explained,
as she raised her skirt just a trifle
above the ankle, showing a stocking
to match the color of her dress, and
gave a few steps and rose up and
down on her toes to illustrate the
movements that are used on the stage.
"f think that H sufficient," said
Judge .Stockier, with a smile on his
The Juiors looked disappointed as
she huriled from the witness chair.
They Do Not Want a Stone in Place
of Bread, Even if the Stone Is
lly Kulieilte Wiie fioui the .WuiUtuI l'ti".
Manila, Feb. P. Tho provinces under
civil nde, as well as Manila, have been
flooded with a uuantity of pamphlets
lrlh ted lu Hong Kong by tho Filipino
junta. These pamphlets are copies ot
a memorial by the junta, which has
been forw.irde,d lo President ltoose
velt. The memorial expresses sympa
thy nt tho death of Mr, McKlnley and
insures the American people that
sooner or later the Filipinos aro bound
to have Independence,
The junta says It has reliable Infor
mation that most of the pacified prov
inces ure only held in tVeek hy super
ior military forces. The pamphlets say
that tho educated Filipinos appreciate
Amoileiin goveriiiueninl Ideas, but
when bread of national life Is asked
for, It does not sulllco to offer a stone,
uveri though that stouo be a diamond.
HINDOO TWINS SEPARATED.
The Operation Entirely Successful,
but Results Are Still in Doubt.
Hy Kjilmlve Wjte from The AiwUted i'lcm.
I'm Ik, Feb. . The Hindoo twins,
Donllua and Itadlca, who were united
m n manner sdmlUir to the Sluuioso
uvlns, who wcie o.Milblied throughout
tlie woild, were sep.truied this after
noon by Dr. Poyou.
Tho operation lasted twenty minutes
and woh entirely successful, Hut, ow
ing to the weak condition of the jm
tlefits, due to the Illness of one of the
twins, who has been suffering from
thiush, the Dual lesult of the opera
tion la still doubtful.
" Steamship Arrivals.
Hy KiUualti) Wile from the Associated Puss.
Antwerp, Feb. l, Arrived! Vaderland, New
Vork, )tue Arrived: la Clumpaijue, New
Voik. Qucrnstow it Arrived. L'mbrla, New
York for Liverpool (and proceeded). Palled;
lltiurlt (from Lhcipool), New Voik. (libral'ar
Sailed: Kaserin MarU Thereila. (from Ocnoa
and Kapled). CherbourR-SilleclS St. i'aul (frsia
South Jtiif ton), Sew York,
IN ST. LOUIS
Twelve Persons Perish In a Flro
In the Empire Loda-
EIGHT OTHERS ARE
Ten or More Who Escaped the
Flnmes Suffered from Being- Frost
Bitten The Fire Started Enrly in
the Morning Befoie the Aland
Could Be Given Many of the
Sleepers Were Past Help Finan
cial Loss, $20,000,
Oy Kxilmlw Wire from The Aioei.itetl I'mi
Ht. Louis, Feb. 0. An early morning
fire, which destroyed the Empire hotel,
a huge three-story lodging house ut
2700 r.nd 1:70.2 Olive street, occupied by
men exclusively, caused the death of
eleven perrons, ten men and one wo
man, (chambermaid), and dangerously
injured eight others. Ten or more who
had nairow escapes from death In the
fire were more or less Injured by being
lro-jt bitten. It Is estimated that there
wire between thlrty-llvo and forty per
sons In the building last night, and It
Is believed that all have been account
ed for. The financial loss Is nominal.
It Is thought that $20,000 will cover the
damage to building and contents,
which were totally destroyed.
MUIIU1S S. Y.M.L, Miller nuiiiliei ol the tirni t)t
all, ( hill; .v: t'.m.iu, mimtf.ietiitvii ot tiic
uljfS foiineilv of Clitcjua; bullied to n crl-p.
TOIli; f)AVl!i, nun about town; wtflocited.
JOHN" C. I.l'i:ili:ilS, Lttliei of Deputy City Mir-
th.il I.uediin; .-Mill ii.icliirid in jumping
fioni t fill cl oi v window. ,
t:i:i)Iton TilOMP-OX, anlnluuan terminal yaid;
binned to death.
SAHAII II MIHIS, colotcd cliaiiibeuiulil; burtud.
11. P. WOOIILHV, emp'oye 11 million lltown Shoe
.1. A, JPML'l.IXX, caipcnUr; binned.
S. T, CUIIIIKY, teli-iciupli mer.itor.
VANCE MAIII.I.N', civil engineer, Indlan.ip..iU;
burned. """ "" " "
A. .1, AM. AX, Siddi.i, M"., bloi'e in.i-iili; buiiicil.
UNKNOWN" MAN, who UUd .U cilj lmplt.d finm
Some of the Injiued have limbs brok
en, others are badly burned.
The fire started about 3:50 n. m
when but few persons were abroad, and
gained considerable headway before It
was discovered and the alarm given.
Theie was considerable delay in turn
ing in an alarm, and when tlie engines
finally reached the scene the whole
front of the building was In llames and
the Interior was a seething furnace.
Uy that time all who escaped deatli
had got out of the building by jumping
from the windows or .climbing down
ropes made of bed clothes. A few es
caped fiom the gioutid Iloor through
the front door. Some of the escapes
were very narrow.
BOYCOTT A REVIVAL MEETING.
Indiana Stiikers Punish a Minister
for Riding on a Street Car.
Mi Ltilnfhu Wile from The A-mui(ciI l'le-j
Rray.ll, Ind., Fob. '. A unliiue boy
'cott Is reported fiom Oloverlnml, just
Wi-st of here. The minister, who 1h
holding a revival meeting at the prin
cipal church there, made a trip to this
city on the street inr, and as a cous-f-itu-nco
only nine persons attended the
sendees last night and the meeting
will probably close.
Ills congregation is principally labor
eis and their families, and they are In
sympathy Willi the street car strikers,
'flic strikers have Issued a call for a
mass meeting to be held on tho 12th,
when they will organize a co-operative
gonernl merchandise store In retallla
tlnn for the action taken by the Mer
chants' Association, which recently
passed resolutions opposing boycotts.
INHALED HAIRS AND WILL DIE.
Fatal Illness of an Indiana Barber
From a Peculiar Cause.
lly i:.elude Who Iioiii the Awnl.iled l'ie,
Wabash, ind.. Feb. !. Andrew Tee
ter, n barber at Akioii, twenty miles
northwest of this ctt, is at death's
door f i oni a peculiar cause. He has
followed his trade for years, uml somu
time ago his lungs because affected
A specialist, In ought from Wlscou
son, today made an examination and
found the patient's throat und bron
chial tubes full of short hairs. Imbedded
in the membrane. It Is thought tho
hairs were inhaled while Teeter, who
Is shoit, clipped hair, and the irritation
brought on tuberculosis. His death Is n
matter of only a few days.
LOCOMOTIVE BOILER, EXPLODES.
Fireman and Engineer the Victims
of the Disaster,
13 I'wlmhu W ho from Tlie AMocUtci! Preit.
Lima, O,, Feb. !), Tho holler of u
freight locomotive on tho Lake Erie
and Western railway exploded today
while the train wus standing on a sld
pig near Hi. Mary's.
Flteiniui Floyd Hi own, of Lima, van
Jellied outright and Edward Casey, the
engineer, of Freemont, scalded fo
badly that ho died a few hours later.
A nunibpr of cars were wrecked, A
defective crown sheet is supposed lo
have been the cause of the explosion,
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Washington, Feb. 9. Forecast lor Mon
day and Tuesday: Kaatern rvuiilvanla
Partly cloudy Monday and Tuesday:
diminishing northwest wlnda.
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