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VOL. XL1II NO. 30.
OMAHA, "WEDNESDAY MORNI
JULY 23, 19.13-TWELVE PAGES.
SENATOR FULL CULLS
UP HIS RESOLUTION
Mr. Bacon Demands that it Be He
fcrred to Committee on Foreign
Relations for Consideration.
that Words Be
STONE FAVORS USING FORCE
Mr Fall Says it Will Avoid Neces
sity of War.
AMBASSADOR WILSON LATE
He. Will Not Reach Washington for
Conference irltli President and
Secretary of State Before
WASHINGTON. July 2i-Ths regular
cabinet meeting slated for today was not
hold because at the Jast moment It wan
discovered that most of the secretaries
vera out of town. Prcsldont Wilson Je-
tiled himself to callers ana remained In
his study taking up reports and papers
on tho Mexican situation and consider
ing: the proposed Nicaragua)! treaty.
Changes in the plans of Ambassador
Henry Lano Wilson, now hurrying north
tfrom Mexico City so that ho will con
tlnuo from Havana to New York by sea
Instead of landing at Key West and pro
ceedlng by rail to Washington aro ex
pected to irmko a .day's difference In the
tlmo of the ambassador's arrival.
. Tho conference at which Mr. Wilson
Is to-lay before tho president and Secre
tary Bryan a first-hand report of the sit
Uatlon In Mexico on which somo develop
mcnt may be based probably will "not
take place before Saturday. Meanwhile,
tho situation, so far as the United States
is concerned, seems to be unchanged.
Full Auks Radical Action.
Sonator Fall of New Mexico today
called- up his resolution for the protection
.of American citizens In foreign countries.
it rercra to conditions In Mexico. Chair
man Bacon of tho foreign relations com
mltteo demanded that it he sent-to that
committee, that its terms might bo care
- words aro very serious things at
times," he said, "and this 1b ,pne of tho
Senator Fall asked that it bo passed at
once, assorting that ft" was thoroughly
understood by every senator.
Sonatorj Bacon insisted tjiafthsvpeople
qit,ine,uniicaj states wero'Mnia grave
..position of responeiblllty,,iatJthlsrtlme"
and auyurichttlort pt principles such as
this should ho considered. As to whether
this resolution enunciates the, truth eh&djd
not bo discussed at this time, ho said.
"This Is entirely a' question of cxpedl
Stone Knvon Armed Intervention
Senator Bacon asked if the resolution
did not meun that the United States
should send an armed force into Moxlco
to protect American citizens.
Senator Stone, reviewing conditions In
Mexico, declared ho would favor sending
an armed force.
Senator Williams maintained that a
citizen of tho United States had no con
stitutional rights in foreign countries.
Amended, ho thought such resolution
ought to be passed "to strengthen tho
arm- of the secretary of state."
Sepator WorkB asked: "Aro we prepared
now to declaro this government, as set
forth In this resolution, prepared to give
full, protection to Its citizens In Mexico?
"Full protection must necessarily mean
that If our citizens in Mexico cannot be
protected by diplomatic means, we are
prepared to go to war with Mexico.
"I submit that bef jre the senate makes
a declaration to that effect the question
should bo thoroughly and seriously con
sidered." Sn It Would Prereut War.
Senator Fall, aroused by what he
termed intimations from senators that he
was seeking to precipitate war with tho
resolution, mndo a stirring reply.'
.'My Bole purpose." said he, "throughout
this and tho former administration has
been to prevent war with Mexico, I urged
the last administration to realize the sit
uation in Mexico and act so as to pre
vent war. But matters have dragged on
until now wo aro told the situation la so
delicate that we should not make a
declaration on this broad principle.
"The senator from New Mexco is not
responsible for the conditions in Mexico.
It is the delay, the failure of the admin
istration to act, tho failure of the ad
ministration to carry out Its warnings to
the people of Mexico, that is responsible
for conditions that will continuo so ldng
as this policy of delay continues.
Da nvrr ta Dae to Delay.
"We hesitate, as a republic, and right
fully so, to move1 to protect our citizens
because of fear that, It wlU precipitate
war. It is In your power at the present
time to prevent war. If strong action
had been taken by this government, two
years ago it would have prevented war,
A strong demand on-Madero or Do La
Barra would have prevented war. Protec
tion of American clUxens held for ransom
and killed at that time, extsnded through
arms, if necessary, would have prevented
instead of precipitated war. This policy
of the United States of delay In tho hope
that something might happen Is respon
sible for the present situation. Prompt
and strong action would have avoided
the necessity for such a declaration
as Is proposed here."
"Nothing has been done to protect
. American citizens In Mexico," declared
Senator Bacon declared the facts did
not warrant such a. statement, but that
under the Taft and Wilson administra
tions the State department had told him
repeatedly of constant diplomatic effort
t' secure protection for Americans and
"The efforts have' been continuous and
unceasing," sold Senator Bacon. "They
:na not have availed, but It la not true
that this administration or the previous
(Continued on Page Two.)
MULHALL RETRACTS CHARGE
Watson Not Member of House When
Offered Big Fee.
CONGRESSMEN ON WAR LIST
Bnfn Cnnnou nnd Watson Jlnrued
Six Antagonist of Manufac
turers' Association for
WASHINGTON, July 22. Martin N.
Mulhall, the lobby witness before the
senato committee, today retracted his
charges that former Representative Wat
son of Indiana was employed by private
interests while a member of congress to
work for a tariff commission bill. Mul
hall said he "was mistaken."
"I want to correct a statement I tnado
about .Watson," said Mulhall. "Ho did
not get tho money before he left congress.
but afterwards. I was mistaken about
Tho committee did not question hltn
Six on War List.
"A war list." including six congress
men, said to have been marked for de
feat by former Speaker Cannon nn'l
former Representative James E. Watson,
was offered in cvldonce before the sen
ate lobby committee today by Martin M
Mulhall, confessed lobbyist of the Na
tional Association of Manufacturers.
Augustus P. Gardner of Massachu
setts. Gilbert N. Haugen of Iowa. Victor
Murdock of Kansas, K. A. Morse, J. M.
Nelson and Irvine L. Lenroot of Wiscon
sin were in tho marked six. Mulh-vl) on
March IT, 1909, wrote Secretary Schwedt-
man of the Manufacturers' association to
"Watson says these people always havi
been against anything wo over wanted
since he has been a member of tht
house," Mulhall added. A doxen names
f other congrcssmerK marked for "war"
and which have been Included in other
lists Mulhall has given tho commutes
Kxpected to Ilent Fonr.
"I feol certain that if we would takp
up tho four most prominent In this Hi:
we could beat them and keep a continual
iyar on the others by starting up the man
ufacturers In their districts, the railroad
Interests or anybody. elso we could reach
and In that way wo would very soon be
able to convince those men that they were
hot sent to tho house to fight manufac
"Mr. Watson and the speaker have both
called my attention on frequent occa
sions to La Follette and Beveridgo of tho
senate. Of course, both gentlemen arc
radically against theso two senators.
, "I will leave a copy of these reports
in the office for Mr, Emery's 'Informa
tlon, for I know there are many organ
izations he is familiar with in different
parts of the country that, we could get
Started to help us In this fight.'-'
Consul Calls for . .
- 3faipei3' fco-f rotfcet
Americans iii Kuling
WASHINGTON, July 22. To protect
American citizens -Imperiled by the revo
lutionary movement In southern Chinese
provinces. Charge Williams at Peking
has called on Rear Admiral Nicholson for
a guard of marines from the Asiatic
squadron to go to Kuling in Kiang Si
province, which recently seceded. Martial
law was proclaimed today In Klang SI
and ' Kiang Su provinces, according to
State department reports.
CANTON, July 2r-Trade throughout
csouthern China has been paralyzed by
the declaration of""the Independence of
the province of Kwang Tung. Tho Inci
dent has created a feeling of great
anxiety in this city. Stores havo been
closed and many of the merchants have
telegraphed to shippers not to consign
goods here for the present. -
A great many people havo left tho city
In Junks and others have gone to the
north on foot. Thousands more have
flocked Into the Portuguese colony of
Macao and Into Hongkong." Among tho
latter arc many officials, who have ro
tlrod from their posts, earning -with
them millions of dollars in silver and
There s a strong feeling of resentment
throughout the southern provinces
ogatn3t the policy of Provisional Presi
dent Yuan Sht Kal, but it s felt in .most
quarters that t will be impossible to re
sst him long as he commands a large,
trained army, possesses money and has
the support of the great powers-
The fact that tho merchants of Hong
kong don't sympathize with tho Inde
pendence movement is regarded among
foreign observers as a sign that the
revolt will bo short-lived.
Wife and Himself
in Kansas City Store
KANSAS CITY. July 23.-Felgning a
reconciliation with his wife and placing:
his arm around her neck with a request
lor a "good-bye kiss,' Albert Schneider.
a machinist, today fired a bullet Into her
brain and then shot himself in -the head
Neither Is -expected to recover. Mrs.
Ollvett Q. Schneider, the wife, recently
brought suit for divorce against her hus
band. She charged that he had two other
wives. The shooting was at tho entrance
to the store where Mrs. Schneider was
The two wero married In ltl! and Uveal
first In Omaha, and later In Water
Mrs.- Schneider four months ago said
she learned of the otbor wives, one liv
Ing In Home!!, N. Y.r and the othor It
Salt Lake City. She said she wrote to
them and each told her there had been no
divorce. She then left her husband.
Will Destroy Three
ST.. PETERSBURG, July 22.?-I3mperor
Nicholas has approved of the Decision of
the holy synod to destroy the three post
humous works of Count Leo Tolstoi on
the ground that they are unorthodox
comments on the Old Testament The
protest ot Count Tolstoi's relatives
against such action has proved unavailing-
trapped in coma
CAGE, NEGROES Bl
Thirty-Five Blacks Perish in Second
Floor of Building on Missis
sipi State Farm.
FLAMES EAT AWAY STAIRWAY
Prisoners Frantically Tear at Bars
on Jail Windows.
FIRE REPULSES RESCUE PARTY
One by One Victims Fall Back Into
Blaze and Die.
INFLAMMABLE MATTER BELOW
Structure nullt Ten Yearn Aero of
Lumber Taken from n. Discarded
Crlmlnnln In Lot.
JACKSON, Miss.. July 22,-Trapped by
flames in the second Rnor ar an anti
quated convict cngt, thirty-five aegro
prisoners were burned to death at the
Oakley convict farm, two miles from hero
late last night.
While the flames rapidly ate away tha
only stairway loading to the second fiooi,
the prisoners frantically tore at the heavy
bam on the Jail windows, but to no avail
Their soresms brought guards and other
Prison attaches, but the flamos drove
back members of the rcsoue party each
tlmo they attempted to liberate tho ne
groes, who, one by one, fell back Into
tho flames and perished.
Favorable for Fire.
Everything was in the fire's favor. Tho
building wos constructed ten years ago
of lumber taken from a discarded pen
itentiary; here was no fire fighting ap
pa.ra.tus at the farm and tho first floor
of the building was filled wtth inflamma
Tho convicts all worked In the fields
of tho state farm and wero housed In 'the
"cage" for the night. Among them wero
somo desperato criminals serving long
Tho Oakley farm Is one of the most
Important in tho state, the state prison
hospital being located there. No other
building was In danger, however.
of Adrianople Forts
by Turks is Denied
SOFIA, Bulgaria, July 22. Tho report.
of the' inoccupation of Adrianopto by
Turkish troops was shown today to bo
false! It' was spread by fugitive Bul
garian officials from that city who heard
that, a reeonnolterlngAforcQ of .Turkish
jsnver joey, nau peen seen in me vicinity,
At this news the officials fled, panic
stricken, believing that tho entire Otto
man army was about to descend on the
Communication was restored today .be
tween the Bulgarian capital and the cita
del of Adrianople. Official report from
the Bulgarian commander there showed
that the Turkish troops retired after
reconnoitring the position.
Tho Bulgarian government has. ordered
the fugitive civil functionaries to return
to .their posts. Similar Instructions have
been sent to Bulgarian officials who
fled from various placed in the provinco
ATHENS, Groecc, July 22.-M. Panas,
director ot political affairs at tho Greek
foreign office, has been appointed chief
of the Greek delegation which Is to ar
range terms of peace with Bulgaria. He
started for NIsh, Servia, at daybreak to
day nnd will be Joined on tho way there
by tho other members of the peace mis
sion. WASHINGTON, July 22. All American
missionaries In Sofia, Bulgaria, ,aje safe,
according to a State department report
from the secretary of the American lega
tion to Bulgaria, Rumania and Servia to
day. Eivalfor Currency
Bill is Written by
WASHINGTON, July 22. A rival to the
administration currency bill appeared to
daythe creation of those democratic
members of the house banking committee
who have opposed various features of tho
administration bill. It Is largely a re-
wrlto of tho Glass plan.
Representative Ragsdale of South Caro
lina, who yesterday quit tho deliberations
of the committee democrats; Representa
tive Wlngo of Arkaneas and Representa
tive Henry of Texas all had a hand In
preparing the new bill. It would embody
many recommendations of t bo old money
trust Investigating committee.
The bill will not be Introduced Imme
diately, but first will bo submitted to
President Wilson and Secretary McAdoo
In an informal way. If substantial amend
ments make the Glass bill conform to
the suggestions of Its opponents the new
Wll will not be Introduced.
Democrats of the banking committee to
day continued their consideration of the
Glass blU and Representative Ragsdale
attended the conference.
Illinois Central Sued
for Fifty Millions
CLARKSDALK, Miss., July 22. The
state of Mississippi today brought suit
against the Illinois Central and the Yazoo
tc Mississippi Valley railroads, aaklng
0.000,000 In penalties for alleged viola
tion of a law forbidding consolidation ot
parallel and competing lines ot .railroads,
and demanding that the two roads be
ordered to cease doing business In the
In the bill filed today it Is contended,
as announced yesterday by Attorney
Ueneral Collins, that a majority of the
stock of the Yazoo & Mississippi Valley
line Is owned by the Illinois Central and
that the state suffers by the alleged
combination of roads which the attorney
dptma formerly were in competition.
Drawn for Tho Beo by Towcll.
MUDDLE OVERINSURANCE ACT
District Court Upholds Law and New
MOREHEAD AND MARTIN ACT
Iame Ilrlnn In Clancy's PInce and
Derunud Possession ot Office,
"Wlit oh Is Refused In llinv
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Neb., July 22l-(Speclal Tnl
egram.) Again the Insurance controversy
Is In a muddle. Tho district court lodav
dissolved tho temporary restraining or
der secured by tho complaining Insurance
companies and the deputy auditor in tho
absence of Auditor Howard refused to
turn over the office to tho new commis
sioner. Mr. Brian and two members of
tho new board will mandamus the other
member tocompel him to turn over the
Immpdlately after It was announced
that tho court hod decided the plea for
an Injunction restraining the now bonr.l
from tuklng charge of the enforcement
of the new codo Insurance bill, Attorney
General Martin served notice on Deputy
Auditor Minor in the absence of Auditor
Howard that there would bo a meeting
In the office ot the governor to organize
the board forthwith. This notice wan
signed by Attorney General Martin and
Governor' Morchead, two members of the
board. Auditor Howard being the third.
After taking about fifteen minutes to
consider the matter. Deputy Minor callod
up tho governor's office and asked him
to hold off the meeting, until he could
communicate with Mr. Howard, but wns
Informed that the two members of tho
board has elected L. G. Brian, insurance
commissioner, and Miss Peters nnd Miss
Marks, who hold positions under Com
missioner Clancy to their respective posi
tions. Tho attorney general and the governor
then demanded of Mr. Minor and Mr.
Clancy to turn over the insurance depart
ment to them, but were refused on the
grounds that no notico ot the state's ac-t
(Continued on Pago Three.)
The National Capital
Taesday, July 2!i, 101 n.
Met at noon and resumed debato on
tariff bill; Chairman Simmons of the
finance committee announcing tho bill
would be taken up paragraph by .para
graph for amendment as soon as tho re
publicans concluded their debate.
Senator Smoot continued his argument
against tariff bill, first discussing agri
Martin M. Mulhall continues his testi
mony before the lobby Investigating com
mittee. Termination of hour of morning busi
ness precluded action on the Full resolu
tion. Senator La no Introduced bill to remove
federal restrictions In manufacture of
senator Fall asked consideration for ins
resolution for protection of American's In
foreign countries and precipitated a gen
eral discussion ot the Mexican situation.
Representative Murray (Oklahoma) in
troduced resolutions Inviting senate to
concur, directing Intervention In Mexico,
it wrder and peace are not restored
within thirty days after President Wil
son Issues proclamation to that effect. '
Repu'eJcan Leader Mann began fllll
buster against any business In effore to
force democrats to allow republicans to
discuss Dlggs-Catalntttl' white slave oases.
Adjourned at 2:00 p. in. until noon Wed
nesday. Passed bill for sale of present post
office building at Newark, N. J., and con
struction of new building
Representative Hardwlck introduced
two resolutions embracing a budget sys
tem designed to overcome objections
which caused regulating budget scheme
by democratic caucus.
Representative Rupley Introduced bill
to Increase supreme court by two Jus-
Democratic members of banking com
mittee oposed to various features of the
Glass currency bill have drafted another
bill to submit to President Wilson and
Secretary McAdoo Informally.
"The Prince of Peace"
Asks Burleson to
Explain New Eule
WASHINGTON, July 22,-Postmaster
General Burleson was summoned today
to utfpear bofore tho 'senate postofftco
committed to explain by what authority
he proposes to reduce parcel post rates.
The summons Is bsltoyod tP he the start
of a fight to prevent the extension of
tho parcel" 'post system ns proposed. In.
plaris recently announced.
DEMOCRATS JYOID DEBATE
Chairman Simmons Says t Would
Only Delay Tariff Bill.
MR. SMOOT RESUMES HIS SPEECH
Utah Sruntnr Hays Live Ht'oelf and
31 cut Schedule Is Drawn In the
Interest ot the Ills;
WASHINGTON, July 22. Senato demo
crats declared today that few set tariff
speeches would come from their side ot
tho chamber. Senator Golllnger, leuder
of tho republicans, was in difficulty find
ing republican senators ready to speak
In opposition to the Dili, following Son
"Wo are, not going' to take up time In
debating this bill," said Chairman Sim
mons ot tho finance committee. "If the
bill proves not to bo for tho benefit ot
tho country it will demonstrate that our
Ideas of tho tariff aro wrong, if It proves
to bo well for tho country, It will dem
onstrate that opposition Is wrong. That
Is all there Is to this proposition and we
aro ready and onxlous now to pass the
bill. It Is going to pass."
Hmnot Resume Mperoli.
Senator Smott today resumed his argu
ment, taking up first tho agricultural
"The provisions ot tho houso bill," ho
said, "to admit meat, hides, wool and
so forth, free, while imposing a duty on
cattle and certain othar ltvo stock wero
so clearly an attempt to deceive the
farmers that tho majority ' party in tho
senato is to bo congratulated for seek.
ing to inako the provisions more con.
slstont In doing this they have.' how
eve, added to the Injury already pro
vided for by the house, and Instead of
making meats and so forth dutiable, tho
bill now adds live stock to tho free list.
"With meats free It will concentruto
thoio products in the hands of what are
known as tho beef barons and will help
kill oft small dealers and throttle coin
petition. Tho expeuce ot feeding end
the shrinkage of carcass aro elinllnated
In transporting beef, hence a large cor
poration with facilities for Importing
dressed beet can save a good deal In
labor, feeding and so forth. When no
duty Is Imposed It will be a dlsorlmlna.
tlon against the farmer and others rais
ing stock in this country.
"But If meat and so forth Is to be ad
mitted free It Is better that the deception
should be done away with and live stock
also allowed to come In free. Eighty
five per cent of the corn raised In this
country Is used for live stock. The im
portation of meats and of live cattle
will give a tremendous advantage to
Canada, Mexico, Argentina and other
countries at the expense of the American
producer. It wilf strengthen tho grip ot
the Urge packer and will not In any
probability reduce the cost of meats a
particle to tne consumer."
BURN LARGE MANSION
LONDON, July 22. A militant suffra
irstta "arson (iuad" early today set fire
to a large unoccupied mansion at Perry
Bar, near Birmingham, and burned it to
the ground. Placards were posted In the
vicinity bearing the words "Asiiulth Is to
blame," "release Mrs. Pankhurstl"
AMERICANS INGREAT DANGER
Bandits Threaten to Massaore Entire
Colony at Madera.
MAY BURN PEARSON MILLS
Ciwiim la Charged with Protecting
Tito Covrmen Who Killed llnn
dlts Who Slaughtered
HL, PASO, Tex., July 22 Threats to
kill all the Americans In tho Madera
Seltletnont, bum the big Madera lumber
mills, which supply tho El Paso Milling
comDutiy with lumbar, nnd rasoNevorv.
American house In the camp have been
mado tq, tho Pearson company as tho re
sult of tho harboring ot American cow
men after they had killed two ot the
bandits of El tMocho Martinet's brigand
Tills threat was mads eight days ago
and us tho telegraph wires are down and
tho brigands aro preventing anyone from
leaving tho cump tho officials of the
.Madera camp here and the friends of the
Americans In Madera aro afraid that the
bandits have already carried out their
List of Americans.
Among tho Americans who aro In Ma
H. C. Hcit ot Newark, O., managor ot
tho Madera mills; F. J. Clark, a native
of El Paso, superintendent ot tho IJl
Paso division of tho Mexico Northwest
ern railroad; W. J. Farragut of Alabama,
a nephew of Admiral Farragut, manager
of the commissary department at Ma
dera; W. W. Grubbs of Richmond, Ind.,
who Is a nephew of Vice I'resldent II. r,
Miller ot tho Pearson Interests; R. B
Itawllngs of Kl Paso, agent for tho
Northwestern at Madera, together with
his wlfo and child; C. C. , Commons ot
Richmond, Ind., and a brother, Dr. Com
mons, the company physician, an assist
ant In the commissary department;
Charles A. Prlnglo of San Francisco,
Cal., who Is a mining engineer and who
was ono ot tho most famous foot hall
players who ever attended the University
of California; George Gardner of the For
eign club, Guy E. Vaughn, fuel agent of
tho .Madera company; Mrs, Vaughn,
Lee Sanders, a meat dealer of Madera,
Roy Hoard, plant auditor nt Madera,
Fred Schmidt, agent for the Dotoros Min
ing company; 11. J. Gallagher of Mexico
City, who is chief clerk to tho superin
tendent at Madera; T. R. Hsger, ohlef
dispatcher; Dr, Rogers, in charge of the
hospital, and Mrs. C. J, Lawrence, who
Is a stenographer In the superintendent's
office at Madera.
Many of tho Americans named havo
their wivos and children with them.
Illume IMnred ou Mormon.
"A Mormon named Jesse WiUlaina Is
ta blame' for tho situation at Madera,
whero the American colony Is threatened
with death by a Mexican bandit band,"
declared American Consul T, D. Edwards
In Jaurez today. Ho had Just received a
report which said that Williams had led
a band ot cowboys against a small band
of bandits, who were killing cattle on
the Bablcora ranch, and that after ho
and his friends later quit th ranch and
took refuge In Madera the bandits threat
ened the extermination of the entire col
ony. "If the other Americans are' harmed,
Williams should be strum? up to a tele
graph pole," said the consul today,
Hal I road Mnn Held for Ransom.
TUCSON, Arls., July 22,-Thomas Hind,
assistant general superintendent ot tho
Southern Pacific of Mexico, apparently
Is held for ransom by the Mexican fed
erals at Guaymas, according to a code
message received here today. Railroad
officials were reticent, but It was unof
ficially stated they had asked the State
department at Washington to demand
Hind's release and had requested Secre
tary Daniels of tho Navy department,
now on the Paolflo coast, to glvo suit
able instructions to Rear Admiral
Cowlcs of the Puclflo fleet.
Clothing Plant Employing 125 Per
sons is Destroyed Within
FIFTY ARE BADLY INJURED
Many Arc Hurt by Jumping from
THOUGHT IT FIRE DRILL
Many Employes Wero Slow in At.
tempts to Leave Work.
BUILDING CONSIDERED GOOD
It Unit llrlclt Wnll nnd AVooders
Floors nnd Wns Kqulpped Tilth
, Fire Kncwpen nnd Auto
RING HAMTON, N. Y., July 22L-A)
wisp of smoke nnd a spurt of flames
swept up tho stalrwny leading to the
second floor of a four-story brlcla
building at No. IT Wall etreet hero lata
this afternoon and twenty minutes later,
more than twenty-five wero doad and.
Tho building was tho factory of tho
Blnghnmton Clothing company, formerly!
the Freeman Overall company, employs
Ing 125 girls.
An hour after the first alarm had
been sounded, the police and firm en worn
working among the debris of tho wrecked
building. As nearly as they could as-
certain, tho dead numbered about twenty
five and tho injured about fifty.
Most of those hurt received their ln
Juries In Jumping from tho upper floors
whore mora tliari half of the hands wenj
at work when tho alarm sounded.
Ot tho 1SS persons In tho factory, sis
comprtso the office forco on tho first
floor, five were cutters on tho second;
floor, twonty warra operators on tho third
floor and eighty were maohlno operators
on tho top floor. About 100 ot the 125
were girls and women, Tho bulldlnig
was equipped with fire escapes and au-t
tomatla tiro alarniH.
Fire Oprends Rapidly.
Tho flro alarm began ringing at osactlyi
2.30 o'clock and Mrs. Reed II. Freeman,
wife of tho president of tho company,
'Who was In tho office, remarked cast
uully, "pretty hot day for a false alarm,"1
referring to n number ot fire drills that
had been hld In tho factory recently.
stopping to tho side floors, sno saw
flames creeping up tha stalrwny leadlntt
til, the upper floors. "She rfiu, to the tele-
phone and tried to (all tho central flrq
statlcyi, first on one phono and then on
UnluclfUy, however, the flro fighters
lifdlvft, their station in response to n,
call, In Another part of tha city and It
was soma little tlmo before they could
bo turned back to the place where thoy.
wero most needed.
In a short space ot tlmo tho flames arid,
smoko had swept up the stairway and
filled tho halls and workrooms.
Tho floors were covered with lint, scrnpiit
of cloth, paper, cotton and other In- -
flammablo material, through which thsi
flro ran with great rapidity. '
Tho factory building adjoined the city l
postofflco and had boon considered oC
EL J, Lawrence, bookkeeper of tho conn
pany, said that ho wns working In tho1
office whon the first alarm was soundebV
Tho flames were under tho front stair
way. There also was a rear stairway and
flro escapes at the south side of the buUd-r
Thouaht it Fire Drill.
Most of tho women wero employes lri
tho machine operating room on the fourth
floor. They made no attempt to hurry i
from the building at first, thinking that)
the alarm was for a. fire drill.
Messengers rushed through the bulld
Ing to drive the women out.
"Just then," said Lawrence, "the whole i
building burst Into flames. It was a fact!
tory with timber supports and brick! I
walls, but went up like powdor a putt'
and all was over, When tha flames I
rushed up the front stairway It wuqj
"The women were in a patilo In an lni!
st ant. They rushed to tho fire escapes
and many of them leaped from the win-1
"I had 125 names on my payroll, bu
somo of the employes wero gone on va
cations. Tho lists aro all lnsldo tha
burned factory. I did not have tlmo ta
put thern away or to close tho safe, U
Is Impossible for the present to call the
(Continued on Pago Two.)
Surprises crop up at ovory
turn on coins through tho
shops these July days.
Mnny of theso surprises are re
vealod In tho advertisements In
Many aro kept back to whet
the purchasing appetite.
It la a way that merchants
have to win you to their stores.
Snappy hot weather shop
news abound In THE) DEK;
crisp sentences vital wjth Inter
esting facts about various kinds
Kvery sentence tolls a convinc
ing story; every paragraph is a
Cool clothing, cool things for
the household, porch, lawn or
Attor you have finished read
ing this little article intended
to interest you la advertising
Just turn to some ot the adver
tisements in THE DEB and
note how really helpful thoy
are to you; note what efforts
the merchants are making to
attract your patronage.
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