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WIN Till: VlCTOUVi
huh U '(,-,() .1 .warf All Other, to
J4 t i,nA'tf hf rflirnnt of
iroMf-. ft t;i.: amok', i omniums
A Mu'li I'toflom My i.xUt ai it
Now I'l.uii'l in Canada.
K..V. nrOROK TO TAKE A STAND
Io;,le '( Auri:il that tha Monarch
I Rot to Tak Bldfi.
J'AVOM CRHATINO MORE TEERS
MIHee IMUK Me.aaren U'DriM mn4
H4mnn4 I Melon eil In lb
llsbl for lbs Party
ltNIMi.V, Nov SI tHp Isl Cablegram.
J'y it '"-" I tig (M pi ivy council for Mon
day mi Hi v i f dissolution of
paillmccM Kl' M i " M ii tea tha moat
nipliai.c mpIMhI uf showing hi dter
ft u,f wn i'i h f an becomes a ronstitu
t'..,f,l ri. Ttar t In a grrst constitutional
trial. 'I III vry rsrely taken, wlil
raiir lh i.Mitittv. Innih tha last
uariiMii Hint ll. a fctria: ha laken sales,
rul l,di. Ilia .rii(l.l statement of th
llrliixli pnriies t..iiro-r lor a final Judg
ment I'i the course iha king should
' i.xra I no doubt (hat h will ba ad
Vised In Inlorrn Mr. Aa.jolth that. If tha
mining ai'iMntl to the electorate results
favorshly to Iha government, ha will en
lartaltt a sonic-atlon from tha prima mlhl
alar a lo tha trcaliiin of a sufficient
number of peer to ovrrcomt all resls
taJna In tha hnuaa of lords to tha veto
Lird lilaiiii declaration that tha
kill "sndangers tha constitution of the
country, psrllculnrly as regard homa
rula," Irtvm uu doubt a to tha laaua
upon which lha unionist will maks thair
fight. I mil It aa made thers had been
tuora or less uncertainty, t'ncil then there
had bsoii a possibility U.at tha laud taji,
fiscal reform, naval policy or the so
called aw lallsUo projocl of Uoyd Ueorg
Ml Wlimloii Churchill might be used to
all aw eltnilioii from tha Irish democrat.
situation llae t'lrnred I p.
llut lha aituallun haa cleared up won
derfully Ihl wiek. and the elector will
go to tha poll" with an eya single to the
expediency of granting to Ireland as much
control of her affair ae ha Canada, tha
feWuih African commonwealths, or New
All other issue will ba dwarfed by tha
lrlsfc, laaue. Iliilfour hlnmelf aay: "The
rauaa of union and the rauaa of the lorda
are a lianlel Wrhaler (aid In another re
BuwixhI cuntrovr, 'One and lnepara
Mr. Kednioiid la dividing hla energlea ba
! an effort 14 livid unbrokrn the Una
ef aa-ala orrupled by the regular In the
breeent I'arliameni and an effort to break I
Ut Una of Irreaulaia, the "Independent
auid the U'lirieiiitea. This Is why the IriuU
chief deolded to put a candidate In the
field at Cork against the redoubtable In-
O'Mrleo aa4 HotluiOBct.
If William o llrlen tan be compelled to
bit the dual, the HeilniondUes will be
willing to aenrpt alnm-t any other de
l ipi.iriit. even a victory for the Ualfour
l liamiwilaln cohort. His L)ungarven
Statement that Itudinulid, while in the
l; ni led rilat. repudiated hi own words,
and thai this repudiation atlrrrd up the
tory party and brought about the failure
tif the iinaUl'.Hiiiia.l conference. Is re
garde! b lUiiiiiond aa the most offenidve
of ail I lie o linen accusations.
It aever will be condemned and the
Whole eampaUKh of the nationalist regulars
In irelaji.1 Itself will be declared against
ha ' Tall ana of Cork."
triiflen. o far from shunning tha re
sult, anna hi'iieelf with frih Jibe and
anaers He aseerts that tledmond and
Ul Minor nave thrown the Uuropo Ulad
totiutn honve rule without the sllghteat
t.suila with the Iilan people.
He addt thai be haa in bis possession
t anavliaa papers ouutainlng long reports
ef wimir a recent speeches In the
1 looti inoti la confirmation of the assertion.
Ilea I y Barlil O'Hrt).
Timothy Heaiy. oa.kln, up O linen In
Ih... . mat t.n..h r- st.temen, ml.
w v,. ,.
"ir.w,n,l . ' of t . tUM
Imptiruii' a In lfair. I he nmoerted state-
men' M tx .innur and Itedinond might j
tan aerVoue.y, and whn tnken met-
I iii.ii. i I i ll the loo men have
d-l ulmf Die lrtun ivplk
lint Kadtour, J la careful to avoid arjf
t;u; liiot mifit tend to break the awlldar
I' i trve ctrtuon Semooraoy and. If the
iir"M wr a-tiuti.v prudot. It wouid
0 tiaf f.if tn4r apeciai projects
Ik .i lslli.!..n s(m. h, on of the
gfr he kaa n.a.t. the pawag that
oil M-l tne loest ohoer from t.
Ir'i'itt tn heard It, w'
"Aid mi t jl trie rnult tl of ela'H Is
sit o ad t ie people 64rthr1ht for
a mesa uf l "ieon p.tt-o--tre
way I eiiaar f r a t lama at tha poi.a In
a-i of t"e Ii-iu' and lrlt .Isoie' iTary
aaa fo for .-s "f pit-vege
I'. rerttAota to tie a-n whetTer Mr
A)on i I mas any larger in-oiiniv to
,o la rl'et t t ia one thev so fiercely
4''iai' . 'ifn t'ii notMng
I i genera.,. , hiii d.1 trial the hrw-raiwj
w I re in io ,sr la ivent wnn an a'-tual.
n.nii-s rli.ei it'aior'tv A liberal vk:
t o f oh! lie to the rrommrt lrul'
. rtnii'i !aMi larior ma and thm
I 1 an.l foiiog tne pr-i mtta a 1414
aina .f 4v. oet.ii uitr tae 4.t.-s tf tti
l.a ef ii.i-l ei .arm. Tile pr wauled
a r lu iieiM e t ie ra hand ineir
pate CECt:::' or sa2CRN
J4 Mulito Ikk fatKt WaaM o
r aallh lltaaoao
fl ', 1 iv -"Tinra 10 00 ajiioo
1 ' if t? a' ret taitirf-re wttlt
1 o ai' rtH It oettfivM no 'iat ;nt. ''
aa aa .ipiioina aa,ree4 frift tHe
' i.l W li ran anra tn the
d ' I'triiiii ei.urt t4lar diring a
a uf t rt rwl-V at.te of 11
- j tie raiort uf f p'll Master
' t i.ii,.tuit )-tfnt piaQar
nt ..'ot.i t.tti rate ! hi. t
a, an ti. .1 as fa at i ut-fcr' s uf
II nHw 1 . ft. r. .
a, .,..e' I l .,Rfc . t. t '-id A 1
i .Oj ii',in . a. -t -'-I iai a sua
4 4aj ei 4
Head of Big firm,
Lica Wear Death
xtfmi Unction Adrainiitered to
fatient All Memberi of Family
Summoned to ILi Bedside.
' lllf'A'jn, Nov. 2 (.aparlel Teleirram.)
Mh'liael ( (Mahy, head of the C'udahy Ia-ok-I
r af comi.uriy, la dying In Merry hoapitaJ.
K.ntrmu unrtl'in, the laat aarrament of
the f'atholln rhurth, ha been administered
to the tlnt. An attendant at the boaplal
aairi It it dmihtful If he onuld rive twenty-four
The rondltlcn of the patient waa no criti
cal Uil afternoon that all the member
fif hi family were aummoned from the
Mlarkalone hotel. They went at once to
the nonfatal, where they were admitted to
the alck room.
Following an operation for appendlcltl
three day ago ha waa attacked by double
pneumonia. Ill vitality, a a result, Is faat
"Father la very low and I expected to
die any moment," said Joseph Cudahy, In
reeponae to a telephone call.
Mr. CndaJiy la 69 year old and a pioneer
In the packing Industry.
Taf t Undecided Yet
as to Tariff Advice
in Annual Message
Impression in Washington President
Will Be Unable to Recommend
' Any Particular Revision.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 President
Taft waa reported today as not fully
having made up his mind with regard to
the tariff features of his forthcoming
mesaage. He had a long conference with
Chairman H. C. Emery of the tariff board
and talked also with a delegation from
the National Tariff Commission associa
tion. There is a general Impression In Wash
ington that Mr. Taft will be unable to
recommend the revision of any particu
lar schedule In hi regular message.
Speaker Cannon and Representative
Mann of Illinois were among the White
House callers today. The speaker dropped
In to pay his respects to the president
and waa with him but a few moments.
A ked what tha legislative outlook for I
the short session was the speal er began
to atng: "Blng a song of sixpence, pocket
full of rye," Hnd strolled out of doors.
Federation of Labor
Refers Miners' Case
Proposition to Grant Charter to Metal
Men Now Up to the Execu
ST. ion, Nov. W. The proposition to
grant the Western Federation of Miners a
charter In the American Federal "n of
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Ijibor waa thla afternoon referred to the
CONNIE MACK CALLS ON POPE
Ida Hollaeea Receives Bao Ball Mac
Bate mn Wife 1m Private
ROME, Nov. M. The pope gave a private
audience today to Cornelius MacOllllcuddy,
(Connie Mack), manager of the Philadelphia
American league base ball team, and Mrs.
MacOllllcuddy, who are here on their
The pontiff remarked that being the
first pops to open the Vatican to the ath
letes of the whole world, he was particu
larly ploaaed to meet the manager of the
American champion for 191 and Imparted
the apostolic benediction on hla visitor and
IRON HAT WEIGHS TWO TONS
Klrkmna, Vs., Mayor Paya
lie Lost lo the Mayor of
ATLANTA. On , Nov. Hi. A sheet Iron
hat. weighing 4.0a) pounds and Handing
eight feet high, arrived here today on a flat
ear from Richmond. Va., In payment of a
the edlto .of the Richmond
fcv7ln and Atlanta Journal
" to which city would show the larger
Jn fh- c
Chief Donahue Assumes
Here we have Chief Donahue In the act
ef not wearing a moustache. The question
arl-a: la the removal of a moustache to
be considered the assuming of a disguise?
Chief Itmahue declines to reply to the
tjueatlon. The authorltle differ. It la ad-
ndtted by some of the world's greatest de
tective that the growth of a moustache
may be termed a dlguie. Their reason
ing la b4rd, of course, on the assumption
that the moustache reaJly charges the ap
pearance of the wearer, tending tonard
tl,e decaption of those who would otherwise
r-coatnizo the ptiavn thus deuoraiad.
Admitting that their reasoning la correct,
then is not the removal of a moustache,
in tiiat Ih act of removal render the per
son Ihua denuded of hvrbag less a fajiul
lar figure, constitute a move toward dis
guise? There are other sides to this modification
of I ho facial aspect of Chief iHinahua.
Mounts! he have been arraigned on mny
rousts. .tne declare that they are not
aamtary. giving p. ace uf lodgmnnt for di
ver geriiM. baeiana and mlciobe. Other
have r ted on the declaration that the
Biuujttavri I not to be considered a deco
ration to tne human face.
Us It for art sane that Chief iKinahue
removed to perf't'y good and healthy
The enawer to that queetlon must be the
verdict of th.ee mho have en the "be
fore' and can nonpar I r at mental picture
with i! "after "
That moumavhe was cut off 1a It prim.
It wa ef course a bit gray, but still It
etood at irlv and agr,-i t e. It wu no
nwr to be roodeiuned Into the past a so
longer fit. than a mua wnu haa lost tne
vardaiit if gouui nou'd b d'tard ue
l,a Aitui ting trl Die rinovl vf lie chief
ha awt wft4 U tbo
Verdict Returned Holds Charge Justi
fied, but Recommend! Exercise
of Clemency by Court.
DEFENDANT PLACED IN JAIL
Effort to Be Made by Counsel to Get:
WILL ASK FOR A NEW TRIAL
Defense Proposes to Raise Close
APPEAL IN EVENT OF REFUSAL
Cat ProlMably to Supreme Court
Eogllab t'loar with Scathing;
A rrala ment In Pvttlnaj it
Ip to the Jury.
Alex Shults 1 convicted by tha jury
which heard bis case.
Found guilty of manslaughter In con
nection with the death of the late William
Krug In an automobile accident June 21,
Bhultz, the first profenslonal automobile
driver In Omaha, was lodged In the
county Jail Saturday afternoon. lUthertoo
ball. Motion for a
ade Monday by W. W.
Slabaugh and John C. Hattln, Shulti
uorney,;Jr, 1 1 overru,e1-
he annpalpd to the aunreme court.
At 3:16 o'clock p. m., after three and a
quarter hours' delllberatlon, the Jury
which tried Shults In the criminal division
of the district court, returned Its verdict.
The attorneys, his wife and his mother
were In the court room at the time. The
facea of all those Interested In the defense
evidenced their keen disappointment.
The chief ground for the motion for a
new trial will ba that the automobile
speed laws cannot apply In manslaughter
capes. Under the law manslaughter Is the
unintentional killing of another whila
committing an unlawful act. The theory
of the state was that Shults killed William
Krug unintentionally while committing
an unlawful act, namely: Driving an
automobile at a speed In excess of fifteen
miles an hour.
Defense Halirt "Nice" Point.
The theory of the defense Is that- the
unlawful act," as used In the
statute on manslaughter, refers only to
n act that Is evil in Itself, and not to
an act that simply Is evil because It Is
prohibited by law.
The defense believes It Is In vlolatkn
of the constitution to consider an act evil
only because prohibitory by law, espe
cially with reference to manslaughter.
In case Judge Estelle overrules the mo
tion, the cose will be taken to the su
preme court and tried out there on the
"An effort to secure ball for Shults.
pending decision by Judge Estelle, or the
supreme court will be made," said Mr.
Blabaugh Saturday night, "but I don't
know that we can get It. He Is poor
and his relatives are poor. Judge Es
telle did not fix the ball. If the case
goes to tha supreme court, that tribunal
will fix the amount."
The fate of Bhults was placed In
the hands of the jury at 11:45 Saturday
morning, after County Attorney English
has mercilessly scored Shults, his lawyers
and the witnesses for the defense for two
hours and a quarter.
Mr. English declared that an example
should be made of this man, "whose only
claim to honor Is that some thirteen years
ago he was selected to haul President Mc-
Klnley from the depot to tha hotel. He
seems to think that thla warrants him In
driving an automobile arolind the city at
breakneck speed with no one to stop him,"
cried the prosecutor.
"The defense would have you believe
that Mr. Wallace, tha state's witnesses,
and even the state's attorneys are here on
trial. Instead of thla man who caused Mc.
Krug's death," continued Mr. English.
"We ar not on trial. Mr. Wallace Is not
on trial. These state's witnesses told the
tiuth, as everything about their manner
clearly Indicated. There may have been
slight errors and discrepancies. No one
can be absolutely exact in such matters,
matters of speed. They can't tell whether
a car waa going forty-five or fifty miles
an hour; but they can tell whether Its
opeed was nearer fifty than ten miles an
E.rth,oke at St. I.o.la.
ST LOj l Nov M. -The seismograph of
be St. Iiuls I nlverslty recorded earth-
ouake shock. ,ast night from llM.M o clock
for Some Reason
J. J. DONAHUE.
depreciation of his personal appearance
and that It waa removed without guileful
purpu of deception, it paasing must be
reat'd with th revrfice due to any long.
itbu.hed Institution. The city hall can
rot be Hkii.v the tame place it was be
fore The city of Ornat.a 1 short on
uuuiaiht gone, proWaly beund recall.
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ATTACK ON TAFT THWARTED
Resolutions Committee of Deep Water
way Convention Makes Attempt.
HEATED DEBATE ON THE FLOOR
Objectionable Section la Stricken Oi
After Two Honrs' Warm Dlscas
slon Governor Deneeo to
ST. LOUIS, Nov. . An attack on Presi
dent Taft was thwarted at the final session
of the Lakes-to-the-Gulf Deep Waterway
convention here this afternoon after the
resolutions committee had asked approval
of Its report. Friends of the chief execu
tive rushed to the platform and appealed to
I the delegates to eliminate what iivernor
Ucneen or Illinois termed an insuu.
After two hours' warm discussion the ob
jectionable section was stricken out.
The section which caused the heated de
"And In bitter disappointment and In sor
row we are compelled to deplore the course
of the chief executive In delaying the crea
tion of the board provided for in the recent
rivers and harbor act, and in finally ap
pointing a board which proved unfriendly
to our policy and our project, despite our
patriotlo effort to aid him by Information
conoernlng theae physical and commercial
conditions better known to us than to
As soon as Alexander T. Scott of Mem
phis, chairman of the committee, completed
the reading of the resolutions, R. R. Bor
land of Peoria, 111., made an amendment
striking out the section. He said that as
the boaxd has not yet reported it Is not
known that the report on the Mississippi
river waterway will be unfavorable.
Leo Rassleur of St. Louts, In defending
the resolutions, said the president had de
layed the appointment of the engineers for
five months and that two of the army
engineers on the board were known to be
unfriendly to the waterway. When Bor
land withdrew the amendment. Congress
man Richard Bartholdt of Mlasouri re
Congressman Bartholdt said the section
did an Injustice to the president; that
1'resldent Taft by the wording of the act
was compelled to name the chief engineer
of the army as one of the board. He ap
pealed to the convention to .vote to elim
inate the Tiarsh and untrue Words.
Congressman H. T. Rainy of Illinois triads
a bitter sitack on the army engineers as
a whole and said those on the board were
piejudlced against the waterway. He said
the resolution as read should be adopted.
Governor Deneen characterized the sec
tion as an "Insult," and declared that
President Taft had attracted the attention
of the world to the project by making a
trip down the Mississippi river last year.
He predicted that next year the convention
(Continued on Second Page.)
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tH- . purrm fly jrzu 'as
Coming and Going in Omaha
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Events of the Week, as Viewed by T he
Quiet Reigns Through
the Whole of Mexico;
President Diaz Designates Madero a
Candidate for the Asylum,
Rather Than Jail.
CITY OF MEXICO. Nov. M. Special
Telegram.) Great preparations are being
made on every hand for a big time during
the Inauguration festivities at the capitol,
to the success of which Diss Is lending
every assistance poeslble.
In a private interview, President Dial
says Madero Is a candidate for the lunatic
asylum, rather than Jail.
Mexico Is now as peaceful as the United
It Is reported from Tamplco today that
an unnamed schooner Is coming to land
arms for the rebels at Serola Marina. The
supplies are believed to have been Bhtpped
from 8t Louis, via New Orleans. The gov
ernment has dispatched a gunboat to .the
Fighting occurred at Cludad and Guer
rero, near Chihuahua, on Wednesday. The
rebels made three attacks. Several were
killed by federal soldiers. The government
At midnight Wednesday San Andres, fifty
miles from Chihuahua, was attacked by
rebels who tore up the railroad tracks.
TEACHERS G0 TO COAST
Next Meetlna- of National Fdncatloarl
Association to Be Held In
CHICAGO, Nov. t8. The executive com
mittee of the National Educational society
today chose San Francisco for the next
meeting place and the data was set for
July 8 to 14, 1911.
John A. Rine, Who is Now
City Attorney of Omaha
John A. Rlne, newly elected city attor
ney of Omaha to fill out the eighteen
months of the unexpired term of the late
Harry E. Burnam, was promoted from the
position of second assistant.
Mr. Rlne was born In Fremont, Neb.,
December 23, 1S78; his early education was
received there. After graduating from the
IdKli school he went to the L'nlverslty of
Michigan and received his law decree of
L. L. B. in I'.. His claws, which was
called In Ann Arbor the "Century Laws,"
lias produced a number of piominent young
attorneys all over the t'nlted titties, une of
them Is now assistant city attorney In
Chicago and others are prominent In the
politics of that municipality.
Mr. Rlne took up his prae'lee In Omaha
after graduating, taking cies In' the state
and federal court, four years later he waa
made a referee In bankruptcy and served
in that capacity for three years.
Immediately after thut he was appointed
an aalflant to the city attorney and has
retr ained In that position ."luce. As assist
ant city attorney Mr. Ulne has not been
rallerl upon to art,'tie many of the cases
that the city has had to fight out In court,
but has sirved chiefly ad the office luwyer
of the city leual departim nt. He ha-' always
been the one to keep a close record of all
the council legislation a Ml kept the or
dinances that were to be Introduced by
ineti.bers of the city legislative body and
many of them have been drawn up by
him before being submitted to a vote. With
several Important campaigns for the pas
sage of bills he has been close), Identified
and las alwavs been active In that part of
In Ihe recent dispute brtween Ma or
Dahln.aji and (iovrmor Shallenbrj gi-r fori sick comn.ltte of the local Klks. a member
the nomli.atlon for the goveriioihlp on j ..f Tantder Temple of the Masons, a mini
the democratic ticket he represented the ber of the Field club and the Rod and
maiw au4 also anted as tUo mayw's Gun club auid severaJ other societies.
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IDE SPEAKS FOR HIGH RATES
Interest of Life Insurance Companies
Theme of Testimony.
LARGE INVESTMENTS FN STOCKS
Companlea and Twenty Million Pul
ley holders Mast Be Considered,
Says the President of Now
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2. Ths Interest
of the life Insurance companies, with their
ao.000,000 policy holders, In tho avoidance
of any federal action that might Impair
their Investments tn railroad aecurttles was
called to the attention of the Interstate
Commerce commission today by George E.
Ide, president of the Home Life Insurance
company of New York- Mr. Ide testified
that he appeared before ths commission in
Its investigation of the proposed, InoregJ
In freight rates as the spokesman for In
creased rates for life Insurance companies
and their vast army of policy holders. He
declared that a false step by the commis
sion would seriously affect many citizens
who were Indirectly Interested In the prop-1
erty of the railroads and that whatever
action the commission took would be re
garded as a precedent to guide the com
missions of the various states. Mr. Ide
declared thst the Individual Investor had
his rights, but was unable to appear for
himself. Under the general economic sys
tem, the small saver, who might become
the future capitalist was a partner In
these enterprises. He contended that any
thing that affected unfavorably the pros
perity and extension of the railroads, ulti
mately would be felt by tha small saver,
whose welfare was of vital Importance to
the upbuilding of the nation.
"Of the entire bond Issue of th steam
(Continued on Second Page.)
JOHN A. RINK.
attorney in th ouster auk that was filed
lie ha been prominent In ldge and
oifarilied work, being chairman of the
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lilOIl HAUVEST IS
UEAPEl) BY DEATH
Forty Girls Lcse Their Lives in a Fir
that Breaks Out in a Newark,
N. J., Factory.
GASOLINE CAUSE OF EXPLOSION
of Walls Fall and Flamea
Envelop the Building.
EMTLOYES JU1IT TO SAVE LIVES
Twelve Are Instantly Killed
MANY BURIED UNDER THE DEBRIS
Heroic Arts Are Performed by Those
C'onnrrted with the Katabllsh
mrnt by the Flre-
PKAT11S IN PIO Kl RES.
March 17. Windsor hotel, New
York, forty-five deaths.
February 2. 1:2. I'srk Avenue hotel.
New York; twentv-one deaths.
Iiecemher !. 1V1. Iroquois theater.
Chicago; WW deaths.
March 4. l'.iOK. Coilinwood tO.) school;
Felnuarv 15, 1W, Theater Flores,
Acapuko, Mex.; deaths.
NEW YOniC. Nov. K (Special Tele
gram.) Two score girls dead, half a doen
dying, and as many more Injured, Rre the
effects of a fire caused by an explosion
of gtisollne, that swept through the upper
floors of a factory building at 216 High
street, Newark, N. J., today.
Twelve were Instantly killed by Jumping
from windows and fire escape landings
Eight others died In hospitals of Injuries
sustained the same way. The others were
burned to death, ani the bodies of most
of them are buried under a great heap of
ruins. More than 300 girls were at work.
In the building when the panic started.
The estimate of forty dead Is conserva
tive, according to Chief Astley of tha New
ark fire department. He and his men were
horrified when they entered the ruins
after the fire was out and came upon heaps
of charred bodies. A portion of tha High
street wall of the building tumbled Into the
street late this evening and buried Joseph
E. Sloane, deputy fire chief of Newark.
Chief gloane Fatally Injnred.
A fireman, standing at Slonne'B Bide, saw
the wall falling, shouted a warning and
Jumped In time to escape Injury. Sloans
was completely covered with the wreck
age. Firemen dug hltn out and carried him
Into Engine No. 4 Headquarters, whenos ho
was taken to a hospital. His Injuries are
likely to prove fatal.
The firemen were ordered out and the
two upper stoiiee of the w-s.ll were blown
off by ths force of streams from the water
towers. As the wall fell, beams and floors
that had been clinging to It dropped ntv
the piles, of rulna In the oellar and burled
the bodies that had been abandoned. Tha
fire department Chief said he thought there
were from twenty-two to twenty-fivs bodies
In the ruins before ths wavering wall
caused an interruption of the work of re
moving the dead. It may take two tor three .
days to remove the wreckage.
The body of a young gtrl was found
seated on a charred stool beside the Iron
frame of a sewing machine on the top
floor, where she and some eighty-five others
had been employed tn making underwear
for the Wolf Manufacturing company.
Paralysed by fright she had been unable to
move from her machine, and was seared by
the blasta of flame that enveloped her.
Only s Few Escape.
Of all ths employes of the Wolf concern
not a dosen escaped death or sotno form of
Injury. It Is quite likely thst many of ths
bodies will never be Identified.
Frederlck Welmer, chief inspector of the
, pubil0 prosecutor's office, has begun s
personal Investigation In order to flr tho
responsibility for tha disaster and to take
such legal steps as may appear to bs
"I am not prepared to talk right now,"
he aald. "I am making a thorough investi
gation and may have something to say
later. I don't think, however, that the
factory people had a permit to usa gaso
line" The loss of life was due to poor facilities
to escape from the burning building. There
were but two fire escapes, one at the front
and one at the rear of the structure, soma
130 feet apart
No Chance to Get Ont.
The fire escape platforms were small and
the ladders narrow and steep. The lower
platforms were about twenty-five feet from
the ground and there appears to have been
no ladders for climbing to safety. . Ths
panto stricken girls were either forced to
Jump by the pressure from behind or above,
or Jump In terror when the fire, working
down to the second floor, burst through
Many mors Uvea would have been lost
but for the prompt action of the members
of Engine Company No. 4. which Is directly
across tne street Irom the factory. They
got a score of girls off the lower tire escape
1 platform on the High street side of tha
I building and thur made room for others
who were pushing down from above.
Spectators who were early on the scene
were unnerved by the horror of It. Six
girls Jumped at once for a life net and not
0110 reached It.
The screams of the girls on the upper
floor, afraid to take the four-story leap,
with flames sweeping upon them from
behind, suunded above the shouts of flre-
I mm, n mmiing aim puiiuig 01 engines and
the ridging of bulls.
The fire uiurttd from a gaaollnu ex
plosion on the third floor In tha factory
OCCUI1tr.1l hv the An.,,r,r I nm.
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j and tlm Aetna Electrical company.
ibudie IUiibdii, an employe uf tiie Aetna
company, wad cleaning an electric lamp
fixture In an Instrument Into which she
was required to pour gasoline. Following
the pourltig of a portion of gasoline, ths
liquid burnt Into flames and Hie blase
coiiimui.icatod with wusto paper and
wooden t-pllriler nearby. A can of gaso
line was next attacked by the first and
brate Work f Kiuployes.
Lewis Coxe., an employe of the box fac
tory on tiie necond floor, had Just left
the workroom and was la the hall wh. n
the explosion tamo. It was forcible enough,
he says, to knock him asalnst the wall.
Geoige Rush, foreman of the box factory
ran out Into the hall and up the stairs n
the tl.lrd floor. He was follored by Coxc.
Rueh and Cox guided a acore of Rhu
' down the stairway.
Kugene McliUKh. foreman of the Aetna
I EletU'Ka.! voiiipauy, proved kloisoil s
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