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THE OMAHA DAILY ItEEi SUNDAY, FKIlllUAIlY 23,' 11)02.
EXTn&OaDSHARY I'ERIT ,
Of a New Catarrh Cfire.
rhrstclans or flow to take op new snd
untried retnertiee, untlll their value baa
l-een established by actual experiment, anil
tbey are naturally skeptical of the many
l preparations constantly appearing and
for which extrsvsgant clalma are made.
The moat liberal and enlightened physl
tlana sre always I'eady, however, to tnaka
a fair trial of any Dew epcclflc and get at
Ita true medical value.
A new preparation for the cura of ca
tarrh has attracted mech attention In tha
peat few month and baa met with great
favor from the medical profession not only
because It la remarkably successful In ths
aura of catarrh, but also because It li not
aecret patent median; anyone using It
knows Just what ha U taklpg Into. hi sys
It la composed of blood root which acta on
the blood end mucous membrane, hydras
tln for earn purpose to clear the mucul
from- head end throat end red gum of eu
calyptus tree to destroy catarrhal germa In
All of these antiseptic remedies ere com
bined In the form of a plsaaant taatlng tab
let on loeenge, end are aold by druggists
many recent est In chronic catarrh eases
have established Its merit beyond question
Dr.- Bebrlng states that he baa discarded
Inhalers, sprays and washes and depends
entirely upon Stuart's Catarrh Tablets In
treating nasal catarrh. He aaya: "I have
had patients who had lost tbe aenae of
smell entirely, and whose hearing waa also
Impaired from naaal catarrh, recover com
pletely after- a few weeks os of Stuart's
Catarrh Tablets. I have reen equally sue
eessful with the remedy In catarrh of tha
throat and catarrh of stomach. I ean only
explain It on the principle that catarrh Is
a constitutional disease, and that tbe ant!
septlo properties In these tablete drives the
catarrhal polaon completely eut of the sys
tem." - . . ,
L Dr. Odell aaya, I have cured many cases
dklatarrh of stomach In paat four months
by the use of Stuart's Catarrh .Tablets
alone i without the use of any other rem
edy and without dletlng.The tablets are es
pecially useful In nasal catarrh and catarrh
of the throat, clearing. the membranes and
overcoming tbe continual hawking, cough
ing and 'expectorating, so disgusting and
Annoying to catarrh sufferers. .-
Cause mora deaths than
bullet. Their symptoms
are not alarming, hanCsj
the Ire neglected and
quickly become dangerous.
Is a kidney medicine of
great value; it strengthen
the kidneys, allays inflam
mation, eases backache and
. arrests the progress of the
disease. It is an honest
remedy that can be depend
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EIGI1TEEN DEAD FROM FIRE
Long Lilt of Injured from Among tbe Park
WORST HOTEL ftfE SINCE WINDSOR BURNED
Orlala (. the Fire Which Wipes
Oat Tot a Millions la Property
le Still t'adeter
aelaed. NEW TORK, reb. 21. For the third time
since New Tear's flay Park arenue, this
city, was the scene of the lose of
human life. First was the collision In the
New York Central tunnel; second came the
dynamite In the Rapid Transit subway at
Forty-first street, and the third today waa
a fire which started In the Beventy-Orat
Regiment armory and spread to the Park
Arenue hotel, where eighteen persons were
kilted and many Injured.
It was the worst hotel Are since the
Windsor was destroyed. The fire was first
seen at about 1:10 in the morning, In tbe
armory, and la a remarkably short time
that building was In flames from end to
end. The firemen made their way ae best
they could through the streets, deep with
slush and did all possible to confine the
firs to the armory, hut after they bad
been at work for nearly an hour the dis
covery was made that the hotel was en
Hotel le Crowde.
The hotel was crowded with guests who
had eom to attend the festivities in honor
of Prince Henry. More than (00 persons
were In the house.
The fire was confined principally to the
fifth and TMs Soore near the elevator air
shaft. Abct "ie time the hotel was found
to be oa fire th JlgtU: went out and the
corridors were filled wi' -noke. The
guests,, unable to find their way through
ths darkened hallways lumped ..ram -"in
flows or ran directly Into the flame-swept
portion of the building. It Is this fact that
acoounts for the large loss of life, although
the hotel was not destroyed.
Ths following list of persons who lost
their lives la the Park avenue fire or who
died from Injuries received in it was com
plied late tonight:
. NORMAN ACTON, died In Bellevue, body
at morgue, lived In Colorado Springs, Colo.
COLONEL CHARLES L. BURDETT.
Hartford, Conn., commander of the First
regiment, Connecticut volunteers, killed by
fall in Ore; body removed from the morgue
and" shipped to Hartford.
"WILLIAM 3. BERNHARDT, U years of
age, killed In hotel; body taken to under
taking rooms for shipment to home In Chi
MRS. WILUAM J. BERNHARDT, died in
Bellevue; same disposition of body as that
of her husband. j
LIB O. CONRAD, II years old, draughts
man of this city.
FRED 8. HOVET, 88 years of age, of
Lyons, N. Y., died at West Thirtieth street
station house. I
J. R. HAMES (not certain, may be
Thomas Horns), lived In Denver. Colo., and
was an agent of the H. B. Claflln company.
JOHN IVERSON, died In hotel, lived In
Denver, Colo., agent for H. B. Claflln com
pany. . . , - . m
MINNIE E. UQQE3T, 40 years Old,
dressmaker of Denver, Colo., where she
was employed by Daniels ft Fisher com
pany. MRS. J. M MANNTJS.
CAPTAIN CHARLES 1 TJNDERWOOD
'DONNELL, died la New York hospital,'
was formerly clerk In supreme court.
EX-CONGRESSMAN GASTON A'. ROB-
BINS Of Savannah, Oa.
ESTHER 6CHLESINQER, SS years of
ag. Chicago, a buyer.
JACOB 8PAHN, 60 years of age, Roches
ter, n. y.
JOHN O. WAXKER, S5 yesrs of sge, Co
COLONEL ALEXANDER M. PIPER, V.
8. A., retired, 70 years of age, died at ho
MRS. SALOME FOSTER, known as "The
Tombs Angel." .
UNIDENTIFIED BODY OF WOMAN, may
be that of wife . of - Rev. William 8.
Boerdman, who Is a patient In Bellevue.
This list of eighteen may be eut to sev
enteen, ss one body has been identified as
that of William B. Bernhardt, and as that
of vLee Q. Conrad.
The revised list of Injured follows:
Lester L. Woodbury, BO years old, sta
tloner of Portland, Me., burns on face and
Frank Everhard, 41 years old, sgeat fcr
a candy company, burns on hands sad face.
E. S. Heist, 26 years eld, Columbia, Oa.,
burns on hands, partial suffocation.
William Stebblna, Jr., 85 years old, shock
and burna, from west Indies. , .
Rev. W. S. Boardman, 61 years old, lives
at hotel, burns; bis wife Is missing.
Perry W. Livingston, 49 years old. Camp
vtlle, N. Y., shock and partial suffoca
Charlotte Bennett, aged SS, shock and par
Sophia Beach, (1 years old, shock snd
Emma 8. Meyer, SO yesrs of sge, of Sa
vannah, Ga., shock.
Mary C. Bennett, 26 years old, buyer,
Denver, Colo., shock and burns.
Catherine M. Bennett. SO years old. Den
ver, Colo., shock aad partial burns.
Mrs. Samuel H. Hall, aged 15, Newark,
burns oa faoe and hands.
Miss Anna Hall, aged 35, Newark, N. X,
bt.ros snd shock. .
W. B. Bradley, aged 26, South Carolina,
William D. Hale, aged M. Willlamsvllle.
Mass., partial suffocation snd hands burned.
Barak Brlgbam, ti years old, Eavaaabb.
Ga., shock. She Is an Invalid.
Identity of Victims.
Charles toderwood - O'Connell waa
clerk In the court ef common pleas for a
number of years. '
Jacob Bpahn, who died on the wsy to
Bellevue hospital, was from Rochester aud
waa In the city attending the convention
of Thsta Delta Pbl fraternity.
Norman Acton waa a millionaire mine
owner of Colorado Springs. He waa tbe
largest stockholder la the Cochls Mining
and Milling company and a director of. the
Orecobec Mining and Milling company, of
which be was general eastern manager;
Colonel Alexander M. Piper had a long
and honorable career in the regular army
and was retired, at hla own , request, on
July 1, 1S91. He waa graduated from Weat
Point in 151 and brevetted second lieu
tenant In tha Second artillery la. the same
year. Hla subsequent promotions and com
mands were: Seoond lieutenant Third ar
tillery, December 12. 1851) Brat lieu
tenant, aama regiment. January SI. 1851
captain Third artillery, May 14, 1861
n.ajor Fourth artillery, December 20, 1876
lieutenant colonel Fifth artillery, August
10, ..1887. During the civil war Colonel
fiper commanded the Tenth New York
volunteer artillery. After the war be re
turned to the regular army.
Preaataeat Hartford Sfaa.
Colonel Charles L. Burdett waa one ef
the bast known aad most Influential citl
sens of Hartford. He as colooej of the
First regiment at the beginning of the
W. J. Barukart was soanaaec of ths fur
nit ore deportment ef Slegel Cooper A Co.,
and was S3 years ef age. His boms ,waa
Oaaton A. Robbtns of Selma, Ala-, was
sleeted to coagress In 1894 from ths Fourth
district of Alabama, but was unseated. In
1898 he was nominated again by his party
and elected, but waa again unseated, by a
republican congress. '
Mn Esther Schlealoger waa well known
In Chicago bvainess circles. For fifteen
years she had been connected with tbe
cloak department of her father, M. Schles
Inger, end was bead buyer for blm.
John E. Walker lived In Columbia, Tenn.,
and was In New York buying goods for bis
John 8. Hovey, was a bookkeeper In a
confectionary establishment In this city.
John H. Iversoa snd Thomas P. Horse
were department managers in tha Joelln
Dry Oooda store of Denver, Colo, They
came to New York a few days ago to buy
goods for their business.
Assistant District Attorney Sandtord
made an Investigation at tbe hotel and aft
erwards summoned Frederick R. Reed, and
a porter named Coyle, to appear before Dis
trict Attorney Jerome, Monday.
Starts aa Third Floor.
The fire In the armory started In the
third floor on the Thirty-third street side,
where there was a tier of rooms occupied
by different companies of the regiment.
Within five minutes ths armory was be
yond possible safety and ten mls'.ites lster
the roof fell in. There was no re in the
armory at the time except a Janitor and
his family. They eacaped by going through
4 scuttle bole In tbe roof and thence along
tbe battlement on the Thirty-fourth street
side to the adjoining buildings.
Six alarms were turned in for tbe fire,
but In spite of tbe quick response the ar
mory was doomed. The prevailing gale
made It Impossible to check the flames.
Several hundred pounds of ammunition
stored In Ue tower of the armory resulted
In a series of minor explosions, partially
wrecking the portion of wallj near
where It . stored. Thla added twr to
ihuso who were flghtlng the fjames.
Flam ia Hotel.
It wss not nntll almost S o'clock when
the flames were discovered In the Park
AveAue hotel, directly across from the ar
mory. Manager Reed of tbe hotel bad been
on the roof watching the fire In tbe ar
mory, with guesta of the betel. H bad
descended to the first floor and was stand
ing talking to a guest when a burst of
flames came up through the elevator shaft
Immediately he . ordered hla men to go
through the hotel to give the alarm. The
lights almost immediately went out and
the hotel corridors were In darkness.
The flames leaped up through the ele
vator shaft snd seemed to gather around
the fifth and sixth floors, filling the halls
with dense smoke and making exit by
means of the stairways almost Impossible.
Manager Reed ran up to the fourth floor
and there entered the elevator, which was
descending. He alighted at the first floor
and soon after the elevator wss a wreck.
Claims It Was Incendiary.
Various opinions were given ss to the
origin of the fire in the hotel. Tbe man
ager claims that It waa of Incendiary
origin. Others bold that the fire originated
from sparks from the burning armory
building, swept by wind In the direction of
tbe hotel, descending tbe air shaft, which
was directly alongside the elevator, and
Igniting the debris piled up In tbs base
ment and near the elevator shaft.. Ths
Idea of Incendiary origin is scouted ' by
guests of , tbs hotel and by , Fire Chbst
Another theory Is that . the fire started
on the fifth or sixth floor and thus resulted
in the damage to these floors mors than
to any other portion of . h" building.. The
theory advanced by the majority aa tq the
air aha't Is confirmed by many of the fire
The flames mounted rapidly and the fire
extinguishers made little Impression. Ths
guests on ths fifth and sixth floor bad been
aroused and those who bad not lost their
beads started for the stairways, clad only
In wrappers and some with only sheets
thrown over them. Scores of people were
taken from the windows of the third, fourth
and fifth floors of ths houss by firemen snd
by police, many of the rescued being made
hysterical from fright. At the windows
on the Park avenue slds of tbe hotel many
persons appeared. Women were screaming
frantically for help. Mr. and Mrs. Bradley,
guests of ths hotel who ' were to leave to
day on the transport McClellsn for Mai.Ua,
appeared at the fifth floor window on the
Thirty-third street side, screaming loudly.
A Mrs. Charlotte Bennett and her husband
of Alabama, stood on the fifth floor oa a
ledge, directly over the portico - snd main
iterance of tbe hotel.
v Wsaaa Jaaaas aad la Killed.
Mrs. Bounett evidently thinking that no
one was going to rescue her, struggled from
her husband's grasp, and shouted that she
was going to Jump. The firemen gathered
In a circle below and stretched eut their
arms. She broke away rrem ner nusDana
and flung herself out of the windows, whtls
ths flames bad almost enveloped her. She
was picked up and taken to Bellevue hos
pital. Her Injurlca are very serious. Her
husband ruahed Into ths hall and mads bis
escape, though he waa slightly burned snd
almost overcome by smoke. "
Colonel Burdett, after making a des
perate attempt to save bis life met death
in a shocking manner. His skull was split
open and bs was found shortly aftar 6
o'clock lying la ths courtyard within ths
hotel. Hs had fallen six stories. Colonel
Burdett was a guest oa the sixth floor.
Soon after the alarm of Are reached blm
all escape waa eut off, . He dragged the
mattress frem bis bed and dropped It to
the roof of an extension over the hotel
dining' room, three stories below.' Than
by tying the sheets together, hs msde a
rope and secured It te the window. His
object was to land oa ths mattress sad
FRESH AND STRONG.
lad That Sends One Aleasc.
"I found a food at last that I could work
on and that would keep me fresh and
strong. I have beea a school teacher for
eleven years,' and every year toward ths
last have felt more or lees wora out, and
havs beea bothered particularly with my
stomach snd sarteus constipation.
"Last year I used Grape-Nuts regularly
at both morning-and evening' meals and
the result waa really wonderful. I have
beea entirely, cured of the troubles spoken
of, and dont know what it Is to take i
does of phyalo any more. Ths old nervous
neaa , and aleeplessness have gone. No
mors do I He swake hlghte until my brata
la In a whirl. Now, I sleep all night long
like a healthy child.
"I was the only teacher out of fgurtnea
In our public school who did not miss a
day oa sccount of slckneaa during the last
session. I have beea able to do more bard
studying than ever before, and took up
tbe teachera' atate reading work, completed
the course and pasaed a aucceaaful examina
tion at the last Inst It ate.
"Orspe-Nuts la my eaae has proved the
truth of the assertion that It la a brain and
serve builder. I would especially recom
mend It for tired, over-worked ac-hool
teachers, or sny other brala worker."
Name give by Postuna .Co., Battle Creak,
It J far wiser to build up health aad
strength naturally with food than to crutch
along oa soms kind of medicine and, let the
disease lually do Its vera, a
thus break bis fall. He miscalculated ths
dlstanes and fell to the atreet.
J. H. Sheeban, a contractor from New
burg, Pa., ocoupled a room oa ths fourth
floor. Hs wss asleep In his room until
hs heard ths screams cf "Are" la the ball.
He partially dressed himself and groped hla
way through ths smoke and darkness until
hs resched the stairway. There he was
met by two elderly women, who were try
ing to And meana of escape for themselves.
With bis sselatshce the two women wers
led to safety, snd he himself escaped only
finally to fall over In a dssed condition In
ths corridor of the hotel.
A pitiful sight wss thst of Mrs. Piper,
whoss busbsnd, Colonel Alexander M.
Piper, waa found burned to death near ths
elevator shaft. She managed to escape and
waa taken by frleads to a prrvsts residence,
hut partly clad. She was sot informed
of tbs destb ef her bus bead, ss It wss
feared ths shock would kill her. t
Another sad Incident of ths fire wss ths
death of Mrs. Salome Footer, "the Tombs
Angel," who for fifteen years hss dons
service In behalf of female prtaoners In
the Tombs snd other city prisons. Mrs.
Foster was the widow of John W. Foster,
snd had lived for the last five years st
the Park Avenue hotel. Her Income, at one
time considered Urge, wss for ths most
psrt expended on the deserving poor.
8. S. Granger of Seattle, Wash., who bad
been a guest at the hotel for three days,
has this to ssy of ths firs:
Gaeste Relate Story at fire.'
"I wss la a room oa ths second floor,
front, facing Park avenue. About 1:80
o'clock I waa awakened by the aolse and
excitement that attended the burning ar
mory. I went down Into ths hall and met
a man hastening through the corridor. He
said to me without asking- a .question
Don't worry; this hotel Is fireproof. There
is no danger.' -
" 'There Is always danger,' I said. 'I lost
my wlfs ten yesrs sgo by a firs lfl a
Nebraaks hotel and I am going out as fast
SS I CSB.
"1 went to sny room aad gathered a few
things together. The fire in the armory
was being extinguished, and the danger
was less. I remained in my- room for over
sn hour and then hastened down stslrs.
Soon afterward tbe flames were discovered
In tbe hotel. There was no notification
and no calling by any of the hotel em
ployes thst I beard.
J. H, Hassett of Amesbury,' Mass., Said
hs wss on ths Sixth floor, where be hsd
a room with A. J. Clark son. In speaking
of tbe Are Mr. Hassett said: "I was sroused
at 1:30 o'clock, and smelled smoke. I
awakened my companion, Mr. " Clarkson,
and wsnt out Into the hallway. There was
a man talking to ths porter. 'This hotel
Is on Are,' cried tbe man in excited tones.
'Go back to bed,' said the porter In re
ply. I did not go back Into my room,- but
went to the lower corridor. There were no
signals given or alarms sounded In the
hotel that I beard."
Norman Acton, a mine owner of Colorado
Springs, loat bis life In tha fire. He wss
ths largest stockholder In ths Cocbes Min
ing and Milling company and was general
manager of tbe Orocobre Mining and Mill
ing company. He had been at ths hotel
only a short time. William Pears, tbs
London representative of the Orocobre
company, called at Bellevue hospital, where
Acton died aad Identified the dead man.
It Is ssld thst Mr. Acton wss worth S6,000,
A. P. Besant, bead bookkeeper of the Park
Avenue hotel, said:
"As soon as ths firs bad broken out In
ths armory and at first Intimation of Sanger
I rushed to ths various floors myself, send
ing out in the different directions at the
same time all the boys in' the office.- I
rushed to the sixth floor snd opened all
the doors I could with ths pass key. I car
ried with me. I gave a general alarm and
told the boys to yell as loud ss tbey could
thst there was danger. I do not think that
anyone can ssy that we did not do every
thing that lay in our power to notify the
guests the minute there was any danger."
. Frederick R. Reed, manager of the hotel,
"The minute tbe fire stsrted In the hotel
I summoned sll available men and sent
them through the balls to give warning.
I csnnot see how anyone could have failed
to be aroused by tbe bells that were rang
from the office. I went upstairs snd got
my wife, who was on the fourth floor, snd
descended with her to the street in safety.
Then I went to the roof, and when I found
that the flames were becoming dangerous
X descended for my own safety.
Starts la Bottom at Shaft.
"The Ore unquestionably started In some
wsy In the bottom of tbe elevator shaft.
I believe that ths firs wss of incendiary
origin snd in no way contingent on the
fire In the armory building." ,
Mr. Reed himself was burned about ths
fscs and neck, and after he had beea at
tended by an ambulancs surgeon dlreoted
affairs In person. .
Fire Commissioner Slurgls said that bs
wss st the scene of the armory firs until
2: SO a. m. and when he left there was no
firs In ths Psrk Avenus hotel. He said
I believe the hotel Ore to have beea a
separate snd distinct firs snd that It started
In the elevator shaft. I was surprised to
learn that there was no fire spparatus snd
no means of escape In the building. Had
the building been nine stories in height we
would have hsd jurisdiction snd ths build
ing department would bavs compelled the
manager to have standplpea and tbs other
necessary fire apparatus. But this building
having only seven stories escspes ths laws.
Tha fire department Is free from all re
sponslblllty for lack of firs spparatus.
"It wss supposed to be a thoroughly fire
Chief Gives. His Theory.
Fire Chief Croker said:
"I believe tbe firs ia the hotel wss sep
arata snd distinct from thst which de
stroyed the armory and the firs did not
catch from any sparks from tbs armory
Tbs firs originated In the basement and
spresd through ths elevator ehatt to the
upper stories, Tbs fact that tbs hotel wss
practically fireproof was responsible for the
tact that . a greater conflagration -was
Police Captain John S. Delaney said bs
wss positive the firs wss dus to flying
sparka from ths armory and te nothing
Thousands thronged the slds streets snd
the avenue In front ef the hotel alt day.
Police lines were stretched, but wsrs
quickly broken by tbe crowd. The cross
ing at Thirty-second street snd Park avenue
was eovered with slush snd In places with,
wster a foot deep. Tbe corridors of ths
hotel were vacated early la the afteraooa
by orders of ths police, and onl.r thoso
who ad business there were spitted.
ssaay Aak rata af Relatives.
The early raornlnc hours In the hotel wit
nessed hundreds of guests Inquiring for
others snd many mors from the outstds
desirous of knowing the fate of their friends
who bad been stsying in tbs hotel. Tbe
bureau of the hotel was besieged by a crowd
clamoring for the reception of messages
to their friends snd families outside of the
city notifying them of the safety of person
at Ute hotel. Owing to the Interruption of
telegraphic communication by the storm the
operator could not guarantee the prompt
delivery ef messages to other cities.
.The Seventy-first regiment armory cost
the atate I700.0OS te build. The loss will
be somewhat mere. The only thing saved
from the fire was ths tablet commemorative
of tha killed snd wounded at the hauls et
Bull Run, which was presented te ths regi
ment by Colonel Henry L Msrtta.
Val sable Kecerde Destroyed.
The firs destroyed ths original roster of
the regiment as It was organised In 1660 snd
the portraits of Colonel Abram 8. Yesburg,
Colonel Martin, who succeeded Colonel Vos
burg sfter the letter's death at Washington;
a portrait of General McAlpIn, who was
once colonel of tbe regiment, and which
was presented to the armory by soms of his
comrades of Company C, snd a very old por
trait of Washington; the original of tbe
famous painting of Oenerals Grant, Sherman
and Sheridan and a $7,000 sword presented
by the stats of Msssachusetts for ths serv
ices of tbs Msssachusetts volunteers; all
tbe original war records snd rosters, besides
numbers of other value trophies, prises snd
Hotel Damaared $.10,000.
Ths damage to tbe Park ls.venue hotel.
Manager Reed aald, would not exceed 1S0,
000. The hotel Is still open snd Is serv
ing meals snd providing accommodation for
its guests. Many of the guests of ths ho
tel signed their names to a paper testify
ing that they bPlieved Manager Reed did
sll he could to warn the guests of tbs pres
ence of the fire aa quickly as possible and
that hla conduct .was heroic.
Major General C. F. Roe estimated ths
state loss tonight as between 176,000 and
"The armory contained," he sstd. "ths
headquarters of the First brigade, the Seventy-first
regiment, with about (SO officers
Snd men; the First signal corps, with three
officers and forty men, and the Second bat
tery, with five officers and eighty men.
"Tbe state owned the clothing supplied
to all these snd It was worth about $30 to
a man. Counting tbs men as 1,000, tbe
uniforms wers worth $80,000. The general
stores. Including belts, haversacks, canteens
and all the things thst go to make up the
soldier's outfit, come from the United
States government direct from Washington
snd charged against tbe allowance of $70,
000 a year, which is this state's sbars of
the yesrly appropriation of congress for
the maintenance of national guards with
its camp equlppage, which Is also derived
from ths same -source. The Seventy-first
had a distinctive drees uniform. It Is
thought about 50 were In the armory, snd
the loss on them waa about $18,000. If all
ths dress uniforms were In the armory the
loas on them Is probably twice that amount
Field Pfecee Hay Be Saved.
"The drill floor of the armory was heav
ily glrdered, but was broken or burned
through. The field pieces of ths Second bat
tery were under this floor snd from whst I
bear they were not materially Injured.
"Arrangements have already been made
for the Introduction at Albany next week
of a bill appropriating $50,000 for the re
lief of the organisations burned out. New
equipment can be drawn from Washington
and charged to the current year's appro
priation. "We do not pretend to know how the
fire stsried, but sssums that It must havs
been from a cigar or cigarette. It seems
to bsve started near the top of the build
ing on the side'
' Ths regiment wss burned out befors, at
Forty-fifth street, in 1890.
Gaald ta Eater Saa Franolsce. '
flAN FRANCISCO." Feb. 22. Tbe Ex
smlner says that every Indication points
to the " belief that a big railroad snd
financial deal la- on tapis by which Osorge
J. Gould's Missouri Paclflo will gain ss
entrance Into San Francisco. ' Prince Ponl-
atowskt, F. 8. Bullock, one of his psrtners
In several enterprises, and Senator . Clark
of Montana ard represented as being eon-
nected' with Gould In his scheme to con
struct ths Gould railroad system from Salt
Lake City to San Francisco. Gould will
make a tour of the coaat next month.
Tbe alleged railroad Scheme Is ssld to
contemplate the erection of a fine depot
and hotel on Market street. In this city.
Then a railroad will bs run south to ths
San Mateo county line. From there on a
road will be built to Los Angeles to con
nect with the line Senator Clark la build
ing to Salt Lake City. At the Utah capital
Clark's road will connect with tbe Rio
Grande Western to Denver. At Denver It
connects with his Missouri Pacific to St.
Louis. From ths Missouri metropolis to
Toledo he owns ths Wsbash road, which
Is now being extended to Pittsburg.
TiyoIvo Years of
Awf cs! Filo Pels.
A. E. Auringsr, Brsldwood, 111., Says
"After suffering -untold sgony for over
twelve years from both forms of plies, snd
trying all sorts of pils rsmedles without re
nte, I am completely cured by Pyramid
Pile Cure." Sold by all druggists, SO cents
box. Book, "Plies. Causes and Curs."
mailed tree. Pyramid . Drug Co., Marshall,
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