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71st YEAR. NO. 60
HEAVY WAGON CRUSHES
SKULL OF AGED MAN
WILLIAM BARRABLE INSTANTLY
KILLED TUESDAY MORNING
IN REAR OF HOLMES' STORE.
Wns Backing Wagon to Bnrn niul
Hnd One Foot on Jlub nirown
To Ground Under Wheel Which
Crushed Skull of Unfortunate Mnn
William Barrable, Sr., aged about
70 years, was instantly killed about
half past eleven o'clock Tuesday
morning by falling beneath the
wheel of a loaded wagon on which
he was working, which ran over his
forehead crushing in the top of the
skull. He was dead when friends
Mr. Barrable was performing his
duties for the W. B. Holmes estab
lishment on Main street that morn
ing and had driven a load of bran
have it unloaded into the barn. Ho
backed the horses up and stood with
one foot resting on the hub of the
front wheel trying to get the horses
to cramp the wheels so tnat tne
wagon could be backed up to the
Darn. in aoing mis ue eviuenuy
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Mr. Barrable had always been an
orient and honest citizen and was
nrl mrwlo lila hnmo fnr mnnv vpnrs
nan mirmimv snrvpci in tiin rnn-
loy of W. B. Holmes for a period
thirty-nine years and during his
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grieved to learn of his sudden
Mr. Barrable made his home with
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nd, on August 1, 1845. He had
riflo Vila linmp In this nnnnfrv nhnnf
rtv-three years and the creater
ent in the emnlov of W. B. Holmes.
r.ren irom rnn nnnsn rnurHnfiv nr-
Hiller officiating. Interment was
ii h in ttiVHnuiiH phii Hmrv.
SS PETERSEN LANDS SAFELY.
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Irs I'.armtnn Ffitprsfln. nrfiRlrtfmr.
the Honesdale Improvement As-
iation. who sailed June 26 for
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her niece. Miss Charlotte Lane.
s Petersen stated that she had a
pleasant trip, although It was
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Tietgen of the Scandlnavian-
erican line which takes the
for 40 miles, but no Icebergs
e suea. At unrisuana miss ve-
en exnenencea an unusual enocn
ler me. tnat or reaainK a news-
t nv rnn nr.nT nr rna 11111 nipnr
at 3 o'clock in the morning. She
met at Copenhagen by her sis-
Mrs. Grant W. Lane, with whom
will tour in Norway and Sweden.
iss Petersen s many Honesdale
Wayne county friends will be
id tn Ifinrn thn.t. aim nrrlvprl snfn-
nd Is now enjoying the country
.i i an i i
etersen, who for so many years
one of Honesdale's most proml-
.(mil iiii.iliii n i Jill in
SUIT FOR DIVOHCE.
es Cruel and Barbarous Treat
ing ns Oiiiiso Asks "Pnr Pns-
tody of Infant Daughter
Also Wants Alimony.
suit for divorce has been started
e Wayne county courts in which
F. Ames is libellant. and Ells-
F. Ames, respondent. Both
to the action are well known
ghout Wayne county and are
I1LH Ul WilVlIIlirLi 1 11H 11I1H1 UH
In the offlce of Prothonotary
were married on December 26,
and that one year later, it is
ul. Mrs. Amos wns fnrpprf in
her husband's homo on account
intmpnt- slin rpnoivprl. Tho ril
ls asked for on the grounds of
and barbarous treatment.
Ames asks for the custody of
infant daughter, Frances N.
She also asks for alimony.
Searle, made returnable the
1 Monday in August.
ARM CUT OFF
BY MOWING- .MACHINE
own in iiom ui u uuy uuiuuy
ne after the horse ho was am
id taken fright and started to
vay, Harry Steele, aged fifteen,
f Fred Steele or Field urooid
t tn nlnpfia Mondav afternoon.
was the youth suffered the loss
right arm above the elbow and
leu otncr serious injuries.
owing the accident the victim
moved to his home. The pny-
found It necessary to am-
the arm and in discussing the
aid they were surprised that
escaped with his life.
VIEW OF THE GREAT BINGHAMTON
EV3ore than Three Score FeopSe, ISVlosfly Wos
Mrs. Mv'm Wh5fe3 of Waymarft3 Perished Sn
i . ,
-Shows where fourteen bodies
In to-day's Citizen we record three
appalling fires. One In Blnghamton,
N. Y., another in Jackson, Miss., and
the third at Ossining, N. Y. Outside
of the latter conflagration nearly
100 lives were lost in the flames.
Citizen First to Announce Fire.
The Citizen was appraised of tho
Blnghamton fire by special wire at 7
o'clock Tuesday evening, which read
Blnghamton, N. Y., July 22.
Special to The Citizen.
A fire In the four-story factory of
the Blnghamton Clothing company,
of 75 girl employees. Fifty are re
ported to be injured. The factory
gave employment to 125 hands.
The Citizen's bulletin was display
ed In the window of F. W. Schuer
holz's cigar store, where it was eag
erly and sadly read by hundreds of
people, who received the first infor
mation of that awful catastrophe,
where many lives were lost.
Wayne County's Sad Part.
Wayne county is especially inter
ested in the Blnghamton fire be
cause people from this fair county
were employed in that factory.
Mrs. Elizabeth Jones of Waymart
received information concerning Mrs.
Alvln White, who it Is feared was
fatally burned. Her recovery Is
doubtful. Both Mr. and Mrs. White
were employed In this factory.
Later Mrs. White Dies.
The sad news of the death of Mrs.
Alvln White was received in Way
mart on Wednesday, ehe having suc
cumbed to the severe burns received
ut the lire. Tho remains were
brought to Waymart Thursday morn
ing on the first Delaware ani Hud
son train. Tho funeral was held
immediately afterward from the
Methodist church. Interment was
made at Canaan Corners. Mrs.
White was about 47 years old and
was a daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth
Jones of Waymart. The deceased
is survived by her husband, Alvin
White and two sons, Guy and Victor
of Blnghamton; also by her mother
and two brothers and one sister,
namely, Mrs. Hannah Sensentine, of
Clinton; Sylvester, of Rochester, N,
Y., and Charles Jones at home, Way-
mart. Mrs. White was born at old
No. 4 on the Gravity railroad, now
known as Steene. For sometime the
family lived near Dundaff and later
moved west. About a year ago they
returned east and Mr. and Mrs
White secured employment In tho ill-
rated factory. The family has tho
sympathy of the community in their
Wayinnrt Woman Tnlcen for Another
The Port Jervls Union of Wednes
"Among the names mentioned In
the death list of the Blnghamton fire
Is that of Mrs. Alvln White. Sever
al local people believe she was t
former resident of the Germantown
section of the city. Inquiry at the
Knickerbocker Silver Co.'s works
brought forth the Information that
Alvln White worked there up to
about three years ago. He and his
wife were members of the Baptist
church. Tho Alvin White, who
worked at tho Sliver Company was
married to Miss Lavlna Tyler, also
of this city. They both at one time
worked in the factory. It has been
learned that some years ngo they
moved out of town and they took up
their residence In Blnghamton on
"Mr. Alvln C. White and Miss La-
vino Tyler, both of this city, were
united in marriage by the llev. W. E
Foote, pastor of tho Baptist church
HONESDALE, WAYNE CO.,
on December 23, 1003. Mr. White
was a molder in the employ of Swln-
ton & Co.
"Mrs. White was 32 years of age
and was the daughter of Amos Tyler
and Sarah Anderson Tyler, of Co
checton, Sullivan county, N. Y. She
formerly lived on Orange street."
Honesdale Girl in Factory.
Among the number were Miss
Anna Reed, daughter of D. Duane
Reed, of this place. Miss Reed wir
ed her father Tuesday evening that
she was safe. She was a stenograph
er in the office.
Description of Fire. j
Binghamton's worst disaster is
now over with, but there are other
sorrowing chapters still to be writ
ten. They were written Tuesday up
on the streets of Blnghamton. In
many homes and at tho scene of the
There is nothing in the ruins of
the fire but tho ruins of the build
ing. There is nothing there to sug
gest the terrible catastrophe of a few
The most appalling feature of the
tragedy rests in what might have
been accomplished had tho girls em
ployed on the four floors of the fac
tory realized their danger 'When hero
Alfred Decker sounded the factory
fire alarm. The employes believed
it was ringing the signal for a fire
drill and they hesitated about get
ting their clothes. Tho finish of
work for the day was only a couple
of hours away and they answered the
ringing of the bell with no alacrity
and with remarks of disapproval.
Quietly they walked into the room
to get their clothes preparatory to
showing that in case of fire they
could easily leave tho building. Then
came the sweeping, savage flames,
licking their way through the open
spaces. Aghast at the sight of the
death threatening blaze and by the
cries of Decker, who continued ring
ing the bell while the flames shot
over his head, the girls and men
ceased to bo everyday humans. They
screamed and shrieked and dashed
toward tho doors. Someone showed
them the fire escape; Instant on
the top of two floors the landing of
the fire escape was choked with
shrieking, excited, helpless girls and
Now comes a rush from tho second
floor. They have their chance to es
cape, it is much' better than is that
of the screaming horde on the upper
floors, but they are also mad with
fear and excitement. Escape is only
a matter of a few steps and yet they
are helpless. It is not taking long
for tho flames to envelop and burn
the building. They sweep the fac
tory asjf eating their way through
oil soaked paper and sheets of fire
shoot over tho heads and around tho
bodies of tho crowd on the fire es
cape, the only one and located on the
northwest side of tho building.
Some manage to make their way
down the last row of the Iron rings,
scattering as they reached Division
street and screaming for tho others.
Just when it appears as if death is to
bo stayed, thero comes the muffled
report as if some strange cooped up
explosive has been ignited, the walls
are torn apart and down they como
with resounding crashes. Tho dis
aster has been accomplished and
many of the 125 employes have met
death In an Instant. Others in the
raging furnace aro tho girls and men
who had their chance on the flro es
cape but a minute before.
When the firemen arrived in re
sponse to the telephone alarm they
wore unable to get within 200 feet
of the burning building and the ends
PA., FRIDAY, JULY 25,
of the streams from Ihelr hose were
turned Into steam without
effect upon the fire. The life nets
and extension ladders of the firemen
were equally useless. There was no
chance for those caught on the upper
floors, except the last resort to jump
and this many took, while others fell,
shriveled and crumpled with the
Scarcely one of the survivors was
able to give a connected account of
what took place on the upper floors
of the factory when the employes
thcr mostly women and girls, realiz
ed: that the fire call was no false
alarm and that death was sweeping
upon them. The coolest among them
said that women fainted by dozens
and that the scene was one of In
describable confusion. Some of the
men employes apparently kept their
heads and did their best to rescue
the imperilled women.
Importance of Fire Alarm.
The following stories of the es
cape of three of the girl employes Is
of special interest and should Im
press upon all factory girls, even in
Honesdale, tho importance of heed
ing to the alarm of fire, whether for
drill or otherwise. Who can tell
when a similar experience may hap
pen at home?
Thought Wns Fooling Girls.
Esther Raskin, nineteen years old,
jumped from the second story, sus
taining a compound fracture of the
leg. She also was badly scarred by
the flames which burst upon her in
the stairway. In broken English she
told her story:
"When tho fire alarm was sent in
everybody thought they were fooling
us because they did it two weeks ago.
But when I heard everybody shouting
fire and saw them running I ran
down the stairs. When I reached the
third floor I found the stairs afire but
ran quickly down them to the second
floor. Here a dozen or more srlrla
had gathered, driven back by the
fire into the stairway. Everything
was on Are about me and I could not
breathe. I managed to get to a win
dow and jumped. How long I lay I
don't remember. The next thing I
knew it seemed as though tho cround
all about mo was afire and I would
roast to death. I tried to get up but
fell back when a dozen or more men
rushed over, picked mo un and Dut
me in an ambulance. That was tho
first time in my life I had so many
leuows," ana sno smiled bravely.
Port Jervls Girl Jumps From Window
One of the most pathetic cases at
the hospital is that of Miss Ruth
Crotty, who Is slowly dying with a
broken spine. She has been in Blng
hamton but one week, having come
here from Port Jervls to work with
her two sisters, neither of whom,
so far as can be learned, escaped
from the Are.
"When I first heard the alarm of
fire," said Miss Crotty, "I jumped
from my chair and started for the
stairs, but when I reached them they
were so crowded with the other oper
ators that I could not get down and
in another instant the whole story
Miss Crotty jumped from a wA
dow. Another Employe's Story. 5-'
Mary McDonough, an employe, told
a simple story of escape. She was
on tho fourth floor when tho Are
broko out. Tho employes on that
floor thught it was a fire drill at
that time and marshalled In line
slowly. When the flames burst upon
them many fainted and a panic en
sued. " It was all over In a flash," she
said, " the flro burst upon us. There
was a period of great confusion. I
Courtesy of Tribune-Republican.
do not know how I got to the street,
but think I fainted and was carried
dut by some one unknown to me.'
The building was equipped with
fire escapes and an automatic alarm
system. The alarm tinkled at 2:30
o'clock. Mrs. Reed B. Freeman, wife
of the owner of tho property, tele
phoned to the central fire station.
The usual apparatus for a first still
alarm responded. Some excited per
son at Warren and Chenango streets.
four block away, saw a burst of flame
and pulled the box there. The rest
of- the companies answered this
Flro Escapes Not Big Enough.
The fire escapes were not large
enough to hold all who rushed madly
to the exit and there was a dash for
the windows, the trapped victims
screaming with pain as the flames
swept upon them from behind and
seared their bodies.
Then from windows and fire es
capes bodies began dropping. They
fell thick and fast. The building
was four stories high, and many who
jumped even from tho topmost floor,
escaped with their lives, although
most or them were badly maimed
It was on the fourth floor that most
of the women operators were work
ing, and It was among these that the
loss or Mfe and injury was greatest.
Tho fire, besides destroyinc the
Blnghamton Clothing company build
ing spread to the Federal building,
burning the roof off that structure
and damaged the buildings of the
Aioiteiler Drug company. Simon
O'Neal's and the Blnghamton Motor
Car company on Water street. Christ
Church was also scorched. The to
al money- damage, however, Is no
expected to exceed ? 100,000.
The City in Mourning.
To Blnghamton has come a horror
of modern industry of such a nature
that it is hard for the mind to grasp
It. Almost in the twinkling of an
eye scores of lives have been snuffed
out in a fire that spread with tho
rapidity of a whirlwind and from
small beginnings, within a few mo
ments, wrapped ono of the city s
largest manufacturing plants, the
Blnghamton Clothing Company, In
an all-destroying gale of Are,
The city mourns for the dead, sym
pathlzes with thoso who survive
them. The Injured aro receiving
ample care. All that can bo done for
tho survivors has been done. Blng
Convicts Burn to Death.
Thirty-three convicts sleeping on
the second floor of a wooden cage at
the Oakley Convict farm, twenty
miles southwest of Jackson, Miss
were burned to death shortly before
midnight Monday. All were negroes
and their bodies were burned beyond
The fire started on tho first floor
nt the stairway landing, cutting off
tho only avenuo of escape.
The structure was an ancient
wooden affair, built ten years ago
with lumber taken from the old pen!
tentiary building in Jackson, and
burned with astonishing rapidity.
The Convict Farm Is not equipped
with nny form of fire protection. Two
night watchmen are employed at the
place, but neither saw tho flro until
the flames burst through tho win
dows of tho lower floor. The an
gutshed screams of the suffering
prisoners could bo heard for nearly
two miles, and farmers In tho vicin
ity hurrlod to tho scene; but were un
able to give any assistance. The low
or floor of the cage "was used for stor
ing hay, corn and molasses, The
PRICE 2 OF PS
BUSINESS MEN'S PIP,
tS&LAT SCENIC L'iDOHE
GOOD HEPKESEXTAilOX PIIES
EXT KKOJI HOXESDALE.
Local Baseball Team Wins $."0 Purse
Given by Association Amuse
ments Well Attended A Good
Time Enjoyed by Everybody.
Rain a hoodoo.
July 23 was tho only open date
open for the Business Men's picnic
and rather than have the home out
ing near the Carbondale date tho
local association selected July 23.
Ono date was as good as another to
the boys, but after Secretary N. B.
Spencer had consulted his favorite
almanac, which said fair for July
3, It appeased the minds of the
members of the association and nlL
ere at ease. The day came, and
rain too, but Secretary Spencer wore
sunny face despite the fact tha
heavens were cloudy and dark.
Nick had better change his almanac.
Tne partially covered skv in the
morning prevented quite a number
from taking advantage of the first
train. There were, however. 195
tickets sold, a number coming from
Hawley and White Mills on the Erie.
The regular 12:25 noon train car
ried 150 passengers for the lake and
the l:lo special over 500 excur
sionists. The heavy rain at Carbon
dale prevented 200 from going to
Lodore. Nearly 300 took advantage
of the picnic.
The grounds were soon drained
nd people availed themselves of the
different amusements. The minia
ture railroad carried several hundred
passengers. A trln was made in
about two minutes and from S to 15
passengers enjoyed the ride at one
time. The children were especially
fond of this amusement. Then there
was the merry-go-round, the roller
coaster, shoot-the-shoots and last
but not least a trip on the steamboat.
Tho latter is most delightful, and
was well patronized. The route cov
ered the greater part of tho lake
and took 15 minutes to make the
trip. The rugged scenery against
the sky, portrayed from the boat, is
one which all lovers of nature never
tiro of. All of the amusements were
The chairman of the Dicnlc com
mittee, C. E. Bates, and his efficient
co-workers deserve due credit for the
manner In which the different de
partments of the picnic were taken
The stores in the town were clos
ed practically all day as the result
of a canvass made a few weeks
previous to tho picnic. The drug
stores, barbershops and a few other
places closed at noon, the majority
however, closing all day. Business
in uonesaaie was at a standstill.
Everybody had a good time and it
was remarked by -many that thev
could not remember when they had
uaa sucn an enjoyable time. No In
toxicants were sold on the grounds.
Honcsdalo Team Wins.
Then coming to tho ball game.
The weather cleared off sufficiently
arouna tnree o'clock so that the ball
grounds were In excellent shape for a
game. The grandstand was crowded
with people to witness the game.
Carbondale came over with some
new players and in the first inning
scorea a run. Then it looked like a
repltltion of tho game two weeks
ago. Loll held the visitors down
after that. Crane for Carbondale, was
easily found when Honesdale camo
to bat. In tho second Inning two
runs wero made and a landslide of
errors. Then the game went wild
as far as Carbondale was concerned.
Poor support soon weakened Crane
and a total of ten runs were scored
by Honesdale. The latter, however,
played an excellent game of ball and
clearly outclassed the visitors. The
final score by Innings was as fol
lows: Honesdale 0 2 2 0 3 3 0 10
Carbondalo ...1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Speaking of the game between
Honesdale and Carbondale at Lake
Lodore Wednesday the Carbondale
correspondent of the Tribune-Re
publican said: "The Honesdalers
evidently liked the offerings of the
Kast Htroudsburg star and hammer
ed him to all corners of the lot. Loll
and Sandercock were the battery for
tne Wayne county boys and proved
effective In the pinches."
hay caused the Are to spread with
The Oakley farm Is In charge of
Sergeant S. T. Byrd. The prison hos
pital is also located at that place, but
tho convicts who lost their lives were
not members of tho hospital squad,
but wore employed In the cotton
Convicts Fight Firo nt Sing Sing.
Fire late Tuesday afternoon start
ed In tho mat shop at Sing Sing pris
on and quickly spread to the lumber,
carriage and wagon departments and
the Ice house. Those buildings were
destroyed at an estimated loss of
About 200 convicts aided In pre
venting the Aames from spreading to
the prison proper. Two trustees
overcome by smoke were revived In
the hospital. Several convicts whose
identity was not disclosed entered
the Are zone and rolled barrels of
gasoline and benzine to a safe dis
tance. May Liberate, Convicts.
Ossining, N. Y., July 24. Warden
Clancy, of Sing Sing prison, today
declared he would ask for clemency
at the hands of Governor Sulzer for
many of tho three hundred prisoners
employed in the buildings which were
destroyed by Aro Tuesday. All of tho
men aided In Aghtlng tho flro and
though tho gates wxre left open for
two hours so that firemen might en
tor, not a prisoner attompted to es
cape. It is certain that all of the prison
ers will be granted special privileges.