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SIX' DEAD IN IIUL
Four Business Blocks In
Lenox, Mass., Destroyed.
MISS FRENCH KILLED BY LEAP
Four Other Women Penned In
Among Exploding Oils and
Dynamite In Clifford
Lenox, Mass., April 12. Six people
lost their lives, three others were bad
ly burned and a property loss of
about $400,000 was caused by the lire
In the heart of. the business section of
Four buslnoss blocks, two dwellings
and two other structures were destroy
ed In n section bounded by Franklin.
Main, Ilousotonlo and Church streets.
Tho tire Is believed to hnve started In
the Clifford building from spontaneous
Tho dead are: Kdwnrd O. Ventrep,
electrician; Mrs. lOdward C. Ventres,
Miss Leslie Ventres, Miss Alice
French, bookkeeper; Miss Isabel Cook,
bookkeeper, and Miss Mary Sparks,
The Injured were Mrs. Catherine
Itoot and her two sons, George Hoot
and Arthur Hoot.
Some of the principal losses were:
Mahanna building, owned by Wil
liam Mahanna, $25,000; I P. Dttra
bardl & Co. of New York, oriental
shop. $8,000; B. H. Rogers & Co., elec
William B. Bull building, $30,000.
Clifford building, $25,000; James Clif
ford & Sons, hardware. $20,000; Mur
ray A. Brown, grocer, $10,000.
Eddy building, Charles Eddy estate,
$15,000; John Cutwood, plumber, $10,
000; Frank Morrier, department store,
$12,000; James Cassldy, druggist, $10.
000. The other buildings burned Included
the residences of Joseph Itegnler, Mrs.
Rose Colbert, Mrs. Theodore Cowhlg
and B. II. Rogers.
A fortunate shift of wind from the
northwest to the southwest saved the
Public library and the fashionable
Curtis hotel. In tho hotel there were
several Easter parties from New York.
The loss of life occurred In the Clif
ford building, where the blaze started,
and resulted primarily from a series
of explosions among the oils, dynamite
and turpentine stored, in the building
of the James Clifford & Sons com
pany, hardware dealers.
Mrs. Root and her sons had barely
crossed the street before there was a
terrific explosion in the building be
hind them. This explosion was heard
In the surrounding territory for a dis
tance of six miles, shattered windows
within a wide radius and caused the
fire alarm to ring. In un Instant the
Clifford block was wrapped in flames.
Horace Perrlll and his wife, other
occupants, aroused by tho shouts of
tho Roots, had got halfway down the
front stairs when they saw the Humes
leaping up to bar their exit.
Three women were below them try
ing to get out through tho front door,
but Perrlll saw that tho attempt was
by that time useless. He then rushed
his wife through n long corridor to
the back stairs, where he got out in
safety. All the other occupants of
the Clifford block lost their lives.
The death of Miss Alice French was
one of the pitiful tragedies. While the
lire in the Clifford block was at its
height a woman was seen to climb out
of a flame tilled room on to a veranda
on the second story with her night
clothing and hair ablaze.
Staggering to the railing, the wo
man leaped to the sidewalk beneath,
landing in n heap within Ave or' six
feet of the blazing walls.
Some of the horrified onlookers at
tempted to rush in to drag her out.
but the Intense heat drove them back
and not until the flames had practical
ly died out several hours later was the
FUNERAL OF FETH0S1NO.
AMATEUR BOXERS' EVENT.
They Will Contend In Boston For
Titles and Gold Medals.
Boston, April 12. Some of America's
best amateur boxers are entered In the
championships which will be decided
tonight and tomorrow night In Me
chanics' hall under the rules of the
Amateur Athletic union. The bouts
will be managed by the Boston Ath
The tournament promises to be one
of the greatest of Us kind ever held
In this country. Solid gold champion
ship medals will bo awarded tho vie
tors In each class. Entries have been
received In the following classes
Bantanwclght, featherweight, spcciul
weight, lightweight, welterweight, mid
dlewelght and heavyweight.
ABANDON STRANDED STEAMER
Mahratta, Ashore Off English Coast,
Breaks In Two.
Dover, England, April 12. The Brit.
lsh steamer Mahratta, from Calcutta
March 0 for London, which went
nshore on Goodwin sands,, has broken
In. two and been abandoned. Tho pas-
nengers were landed soon nfter the
vessel struck, and all tho crew were
A large quantity of cargo was taken
off the shin, but the loss Involved In
the vessel and the remainder of tho
cargo la estimated at $1,000,000,
The Mahratta was commanded by
Immense Throng Shares In Last Hon
ors to Slain Detective.
New York, April: 12. The greatest
throng which has attended a funeral
In this city In years shared today In
paying, the laBt honors to Lieutenant
Joseph Pctroslno of the New York de
tective bureau, who was assassinated
by the Black Hand in Palermo, Sicily.
Funeral services were held In St.
Patrick's church In Mott street aftei
thousands had viewed the body at the
detective's late home on Lafoyetle"
Only about 1.500 of the Immense
army of mourners could enter the
church, and the neighboring street
were packed with those who enme to
pay their respects.
Mgr. Kearney was the celebraut of
the solemn high requiem mass that
was held after the casket had been
brought in by the police pallbearers
and laid at the rail of the altar.
Mgr. Lavelle of St. Patrick's cntlm-
dral on Fifth avenuo preached the fu
neral sermon. Father Domenelo Kill-
fanlo, deacon, nnd Father Thoinit"
Dougherty, subdeacon, assisted in the
services. Father Gaetano Arcese was
master of ceremonies.
The Rev. Dr. Farentl, secretnry to
Archbishop Farley; the Right Rev
William U. Murphy, pastor of the
Church of the Immaculate Conception,
and Dr. Wall, pastor of St. Charier'
church, were In the chancel.
ROOSEVELT LANDS IN EGYPT,
Ex-Preildont and His Son Kermit Get
Suez, April 12. The steamer Admi
ral, with ex-Presldcnt Roosevelt on
hoard, made n brief stop nt Suez, then
proceeded down the Red sea. The Ad
miral will make stops at Aden and
Mogadiscio, on the east coast of Itnl-
During the trip through the canal
the Admiral slowed up to permit a
party to land at Ismalla, which is
about halfway distant between the
Red and Mediterranean seas. The land
ing party consisted of Kermit Roose
velt, Major Mearns, Edmund Heller,
zoologist, nnd J. Alden Lorlng. They
made a collection of bird specimens
and proceeded to Suez by train.
Mr. Roosevelt took occasion to deny
vehemently an alleged interview with
him which appeared In the Paris Jour
nal, saying, "I have not seen any rep
resentative of that paper and have
made no statement to the press except
that given out at Messina."
During the voyage through the cnnal
the Admiral passed the steamer City
of Paris, from Kurrachee, crowded
with British passengers. These mussed
on the steamer's decks and cheered
the ex-president enthusiastically. A
large Teddy bear occupied n prominent
place on the bridge deck. Mr. Roose
velt answered the cheers by waving
his hat ardently. He seemed to enjoy
the experience very much.
DESCENDANTS VISIT TAFT.
Their Ancestors Signed Declaration of
Washington, April 12. In the White
House today President and Mrs. Taft
received the members of the Society ol
Descendants of the Signers, who are
lineally descended from the men who
atllxcd their names to the Declaration
of Independence. The reception in the
executive mansion preceded a visit
made by the Descendants to the state
department, where they viewed the
document signed by their ancestors.
Tomorrow, the one hundred and six
ty-sixth anniversary of tho birthday
of Thomas Jefferson, the Descendants
will visit the University of Virginia
and the tomb of Jefferson at Monti
cello. The visitors will take part in
the founder's day exercises at the uni
The signers' descendants held theh
first meeting at the Jamestown exposi
tion. Several hundred members have
been enrolled in the society. It is es-
timated that the descendants of the
forty-six signers who left children now
number about 5,000.
GERMANS HIGHLY EXCITED.
"An Englishman's Home" Hooted Off
at Berlin Theater.
Berlin, April 12. The German ver
sion of Du Maurler's play "An Eng
lishman's Home" was produced at the
Ncucs theater before u distinguished
audience, which Included high officials
of the Imperial court. This Is the
play that created a sensation In Eng
land, dealing as It does with the In
vasion of that country by a foreign
force, and originally it was thought
Uhat the play was aimed at Germany.
Its reception was so hostile that It
Is Improbable the play will be repeat
ed. It practically was laughed and
hissed off the stage. Tho hissing,
stamping and hooting began with tho
second act and continued almost in
cessantly until tho final scenes, which
were completely drowned In the din.
Declares Act of Deporta
tion Imperils His Life.
BREACH OF INTERNATIONAL LAW
CLASSIFICATION AND APPRAISE
MENT. Tho undersigned duly
ippplnted Mid qualified Appraiser ot Mcrcan-
P.G Taxes fnr th TftAr JQOU. mnkft ihn follow
ing classification and appraisement ot ven
ders ot merchandise, etc.
Faatz, Judson 13.
Carey. J. A.
Intends to Leave France For Spain
as Soon as He Is Landed
and Go Thence to
GYPSY QUEEN BURIED,
ces Lasted For Twelve Hours
Over Mary Gorman.
Cincinnati, April 12. The funeral of
Queen Mary Gorman, wife of James
Gorman, king of jtypslcs, was attend
ed by tribes of gypsies from all parts
of tho country.
The gypsy funeral service lasted for
twelve hours, Including the rites at
St. Joseph's cemetery.
The queen died on Nov. 0, 1008, In
Pittsburg, Kan. Her body was ship
pod to Cincinnati and placed In a
vault. For u week past tribes poured
Into Clnclunat! and went to the gypsy
camp grounds of the Mill Creek val
ley. At the grave services wore hold
by Father Htckey of St Patrick's
Fort do France, Martinique, April 12.
Prior to his being taken aboard the
steamer Versailles for deportation to
France ex-Presldcnt Castro prepared a
written protest against the action of
the French government, which reads
"I hereby protest against the action
of the French authorities of Marti
nique In having me put by force on
board an outgoing vessel
"First. Because I was 111 at the time
and becnuso the act Imperiled my life.
"Second. Because I have committed
no offense against the government of
France and the authorities of Marti
nique during the time thnt I was per
mitted to remain on that Island.
"Third. Becuuse the decree of expul
sion which orders my deportation out
of French territory compels me to take
passage aboard a vessel which will
tgaln land me on French territory.
"Moreover, these considerations aside,
the case constitutes a breach of inter
national law and a denial of the rights
"That such a thing should have come
to pass in the laud which saw the
birth of Josephine nnd from which
came the Inspiration and presage of
liberty and at the bands of a people
who shed their blood by torrents hard
ly a century ago to maintain unim
paired tho rights and prerogatives of
man Is Inconceivable."
The ex-presldent said Just before the
sailing of the Versailles that if he was
at liberty when he arrived nt St. Na
zalre he would Immediately proceed to
Spain In order to take passage for
Santa Cruz. Tenerife. General Castro
added that he was leaving his brother
Carmelo here for the purpose of re
ceiving mail which he expects to be
forwarded from Trinidad and Vene
zuela. The Versailles will stop nt Basse
Terre and Point a PItre, Guadeloupe.
Hardly hud the steamer left port when
a party of Castro's friends arrived on
the steamer Goelette from St. Lucia.
They were very much surprised that
the former president had been expelled
from the island nnd had a long consul
tation with Castro's brother.
The removal of the former president
of Venezuela from the hotel to the
steamer was not without Its pitiful as
pect. Immediately on the announce
ment of tho medical commission who
made a lengthy physical examination
ot Castro thnt he was quite capable of
making the voyage the commissary of
police, with an escort of gendarmes,
invaded tho hotel and proceeded to his
They found the ex-president lying in
bed, and, although he still protested
that ho could not move, they carried
him downstairs, the patient nil the
while moaning dismally, on a mattress
and placed him In a stretcher.
Officers from the United States cruis
er North Carolina In civilian dress
helped to make him as comfortable ns
possible, and then the stretcher was
picked up by four negroes and taken
to the steamer dock. Gendarmes
guarded It on either side, and a crowd
of people numbering fully 2,000 fol
lowed the procession through the
The entrance to the French line piers
was guarded by police, and no one was
permitted to enter except those who
were directly connected with the trans
ference of the ex-presldent. Some dif
ficulty was experienced In hoisting tho
litter aboard, and for a moment Castro
was in peril of falling out.
The stretcher was set down In ono
of the cabins, and Castro at once de
clared that tho room was too small and
demanded that he be transferred to an
other cabin. He was promised that a
change would be made during the
course of the voyage. In saying fare-
well to his brother he waved his hand
nnd exclaimed, "Goodby for the mo
SEAL CATCH IS 200,000.
Prospective Fur Coats Are Sosrcer
St. John's, N. F., April 12.-A total
catch of 200,000 seals, slightly below
last season's, Is reported from the
sealing fleet, tho first of which, the
steamer Florlzel, has arrived here.
The Florlzel brought In a heavy catch
of 31,000 seals.
She reported thut the Boothlc has
32,000, tho Bellaventure 28,000, the
Boraventuro 20,000, the Eaglo 17,000,
the Adventure 11,000, tho Bloodhound
10,000, the Algerlne 8,000, the Rengy
.0,000, the Iceland 0,000, and the re
maining vessels have small catches.
Lnke. ltalnh 1
Spencer, H. W.
Starlight Dairy Co.
Woodmansee. C. It.
Lake Lodore Imp. Co.
Cobl), W. J.
lirown, v. c.
llonear. It. It.
Ituuschmdlcr. F. w.
Guninioe, Mrs. Wm. T.
rika, John U.
Clark, C. 15.
Decker, M rs. Julia
Gregg. A. G.
Gulnnlp. W. 11.
inn, joci u.
Kays & rago
I.it1,wl.,a T A
Skinner, bora K.
Stalker. I). M.
Carlton. Mrs. C. U.
Knrnanii jr., t . A.
Khrhardt, Sr., F. A.
cillpln A Barnes,
Miller. H. R.
Robacker, II. E.
sommer. b . C.
Alderman Drops Dead on Street.
St. Paul, Minn., April 12. Alderman
Alfred E. Merrill, chairman of the
common council of Minneapolis, drop
ped dead on the street while on his
way to the state cnpltol to see Gov
Girl's Negro Assailant Lynohed.
Arcadia, Fla., April 12, John Smith,
the negro who attacked Miss Mary H
Wing by dragging htr from a buggy,
was captured nere ana lynch.
Flour & Feed
Feed A Flour
Slee. Mrs. II. J.
nth. David is.
Smith, II. B.
Waltz. Frank D.
Wert. Chas. F.
Bates, J. I.
Doason, w. t.
Kimble, A. K.
Kimble. M. K.
Cigars A Tobacco
Atkinson & Qulnney,
Bower, P. J.
Ilea, H. F.
IIi.onh.it. C Tn.
IlUOll.Uil. .5,.. HUB.
Drake, jatnes i'.
Deltzer, Mrs. Mary
L' it, nit
Frank. A. H.
iioiuen'scasn store, wens
Kearney, P. II.
tabes, U. & A.
i.angan, u. is.
Matter Son. G.
aiangan Kstatc. Mrs. mos.
McDonald. F. II.
Nell. 0. 1'.
Pelltz. L. II
Palmer, J. F.
Kicnurdson, w. j.
Header. Martin .
swingle, if. if.
Schlagor, K. L.
Snyder it Freethy
Thompson, John H.
Tuttlo it Co.. F. L.
Thompson, Geo. S.
Woodward, C. H.
Watts A Son, Graham
Welch & Ames
Watterson, Mury A.
Woods L. M.
Ammer J a
Abrams A w
Brandon Mrs Lucy
Drown I B
Bodle J A
lletz 0 M
Brady J T
Brown Eat Jobn
Burnard W L
BroolH & Marsh
Chambers O T
Crosby & Maglnnli
Clark & Bullock
Dunkleberg u A
uunning u u
Deln Chas W
Dunn J f
Eldred Mrs A M
Ebvrbardt Jr A
Flynn P F
Uray Cbas U
Grand Union Tea Oo
Green Mrs Theresa
Grambs A A
Gilbert & 8llsby
Hetferlca L A
Ham S T
H easier W u
nerrman W L
Killer J X
Holbert B L
Herzog Mrs Catherine
Holbert B L
I go ManieA
Jadnln 0 0
Jacobson a Oo
Jenkins Jobn E
Jenkins Frank A
Kraft & Conger
Kimble Geo B
Kroll Mrs F
Lelne A M
UKbtblzer T A
Loercber Jobn , i
LorU Jr Ben
Moore W T
McOranaghan Paul E
MoKenna Mlai Catherine
Mclntyre W i
Menner A Oo
Murray & Oo
Nielsen J n
O'Oonnell T D
Feed & Flour
Pell O W
Boadknlgbt W D '
Rett W J
RldgewaT U O
lllebmond J E
Smith Jacob B
tenutler Frank T
Birniks Mrs J A
Spencer a Oo CF ,
Speitlffue O M
Schuelf Fred O
Sharpeteln A Bro J N
Skellr Mrs John
Susnltaky & Co It
Swnner J II
Smith & Co C W
Smith E T
Sommer G P
Schurbolz F W
SchwenSer 0 G
Swingle L B
Taeubner A R
Terwllllger F G ,
Varcoe F J
n aytio Co Co-operatlre Asso
Wenlger L o
Weaver O .
Whitney G II
Andrews, John tV
Black E J
llortree & Sou S 0
Unarms E N
Collins G G
Howe P T
Keycs A bon A S
Masters U A
Mandervllle Geo A
(I'dell L J
Shaffer E W
Shinier II N
sluious K W
damson A CmHc
Carr A Co W L
Crooks J B
Flower W E
Garagon 0 W
Harvey w L
unoaea a ii
Smith M E
Bleck Wm A
Hullook fcstate Jobn
Emerlch Wm F 0
Hornbeck J K
Harford J W
Kellam II P '
Bryon M J
Brennan J D
Bonham 0 V
Bunnell t W
Fowler A Spencer
(illes R W
Miller 0 0
U'Hara M L
O'Neill Frank J
Perham W E A J J
TiHanj J E
Cigars A Tobacco
Oblna A Crockery
riour A Feed
Candy A Cigars
Atlantic Refining Co.
Durland & Weston Shoo Co,
iloncsdale Milling Co.
Holmes. W. B.
Krnft A C.tmvp.r.
Terrcl, J, Oscar
Atlantic Refining Co.
Flour nnd Fee
Flour and Feed
Hacket & Co., E. El
Smith & Son, G.
Flour and Feed
RESTAURANT. EATING HOUSE.
Costan A Anastasu
BILLIARD, POOL AND ALLEYS.
Feed A Coal
Hlgbbouse G L
l'enwarden E D
Schmltt P F
O ible A
Dlx Howard A
Duraond J G
Gilchrist W J
Huckett Co E
Htne A F
Howell A Co Harry
llealy Wm J
Klnuey W B
Leltlnger M J
Lewis J W
Madtgan P V
act ran E F
Slllsbee 3 0
Sampson A Dlx
Tiffany p .
Tiffany A Son F A
Rlcbardson E A
Snedeker A E
Andrews Geo C
Alt A Son W U
Chumard W E
Flour A Feed
Cigars A Candy
Flour A Feed
Farm Implt merits
Wood, Wm. F.
Woods, L. M.
Sharnstcln A Bro.. J. W.
BROKERS, AGENTS OR FACTORIES,
Coleman &. Co., A. J.
An appeal will he held nt the County Treas
urer's oillco on Friday, April iJuth, l90U.be-
ineen nit: uuurs U u A. M. mm z r, M
. , C. r . KKLLAM.
J3w4 Mercantile Appraiser.
EDISON PAYS $2,000,000.
Settlement of Seven Hundred Lawauito
Over Sale of Phonographs.
Newark, N. J., April 12.-Afterflfrht-
Inp; In the courts for eight years
Thomas A. Edison and the phono
graph Interests to which he Is allied
'lave reached n settlement with tho
Vew York Phonograph company. As
result some TOO lawsuits are to be
It Is said the Edison Interests
agreed to pay to the New York Phono
graph company $2,000,000 to satisfy
claims for Invasion of tho New York
company's territorial rights In the sale
of phonographs and phonographic sui-piles.
Tho principal suit brought by the
New York Phonograph company was
to recover $450,000. Thomas A. Edi
son was made defendant.
It was begun In 1001, when the New
York company sought to compel Ed
son to pny damages for alleged breach
of contract In Invading territorial
rights of the plaintiff secured by con
tract. These rights, It was set forth,
Included not only the contract to sell
phonographs, but phonogrnpldc sup
plies nlso. The main suit was carried
up on successive appeals made by Mr.
Edison. The inventor always lost, the
flnnl reverse coming last Wednesday,
when the New York division, United
States circuit court of appeals, decid
ed for tho New York Phonograph
BEEF TRUST WARNED.
Gen. Mdse. ! Elliott J F.
Edwards D W
Flour t Feed
Clot Mi L
Cigars A Tobacco
Tea A Coffee
Feed A Uar
Hamlin B F
llollbur A a
Kellain Cbas F
boring Chas M
Nicholson II F
Olver A Co Anos
Potter E II
Surrldge W II
Simons U L
Stevens w A
Williams I U
Corey S A
Rcutt Cohem Co
Tarbox L J
Flour and Feed
Buckley J W
Bone W J
Hang Edward O A 8 A
Cook A M
Dershlmer G W
Hinds M M
Klzer E 0
Merlthew A L
Shaffer W II
Spangenberg E D
VanSlckle O 8
Candy A Cigars
Flour and Feed
Callender 8 L
McUuu O J
Erk Mrs Fred
Koehler A Son
Larrabee A W
Prentice E D
Cross A J
Cross J E
Gross 8 N
Howe A O
Hartford F L
riour ana r eea
uen i nose
Flour and Feed
Austin, J. M. .
Bellman, J. II.
Gavltt. E. B.
Hook. C.J. ,
llerrman A Son, M.
Irving butt Bottllnc Works
Messier. Victor E.
Penwarden. It. Vr.
Smith, John C.
Skclly, E. T.
Bchniltt, P. J.
White Mills Coal Co.
Webor Bros. .
Flour and Feed
Flour and Feed
penk, Jos, C,
Dymond, J, B.
Hull Bros. .
Keen, Jr., J. II.
Plerson, W. W.
Varcoe. F. .
Flour and Feed
Attorney General Says Practice ol
Overvaluing Meat Must Stop.
Washington, April 12. Tho practice
of overvaluing dressed beef and ol
using such overvaluation as n basis
for claims against railroad companies
when the beef is. Injured or destroyed
In transit must be stopped at once, ac
cording to a warning Issued by Attor
ney General WieUersham ns the result
of an investigation made becnuso ol
complaints against the beef trust.
These complaints alleged that the
company had placed a fictitious value
on dressed beef claimed to have been
Injured or destroyed in transit.
The attorney general says the com
plaints and investigation show that
the calculated cost price of injured oi
destroyed dressed beef "is In excess ol
the nctunl cost price, because no al
lowance Is made for the large profits
realized from the sale of the hides and
other valuable byproducts, and th(
facts disclosed by the investigatior
show that the dressed beef, even when
marketed without any damage, rarelj
If ever brings the amount fixed bj
your company ns Its cost price."
EIGHT FLIES AND SKEETERS.
Entire South Waging War on Deadl
New Orleans, La., April 12. The en
tire south has enacted uniform laws
against the mosquito and the house flj
as undesirable pests, who under nc
circumstances will be permitted t
survive In Inhabited communities.
Health officers have not forgotten th
lesson taught them In 1905, when yel
low fever prevailed.
AH over the south, In the villages at
well as in the cities, health officers
ore opening an early campaign against
these disseminators of deadly dts
eases. While the mosquito spreads
yellow fever, the house fly dissemi
nates malaria, typhoid fever and sev
ernl other deadly diseases.
Under the direction of Dr. J. 8
White, Marine hospital surgeon, whe
fought out yellow fever In IDOn, ts
regular set of laws and precaution:
have been devised. These are tin
same In all southern cities and states
AIM AT UPLIFTING NEGRO.
Colored Baptists Holding Christian
Conference In Philadelphia,
Philadelphia, April 12. A Christian
conference culled to consider matters
nffectlng the welfare of tho negro race
In America was begun In tills city to
day under the auspices of the negro
members of the Baptist denomination.
The conference, which will laBt thrco
days, has called together 500 delegates,
representing churches In Pennsyl
vania, tho middle Atlantic and New
England states, the District of Colum
bia, Maryland and Virginia, Some of
tho leaders of the negro rncd In tha
United States are In attendance.