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   Hutchinson News (Newspaper) - November 12, 1900, Hutchinson, Kansas                                News. VOL. XV HUTCHINSON. KANSAS. MONDAY EVENING;NOVEMBER 12.1^00. NO. 308 CAUGHT IN DEATH TRAP Old Gifford House Burns While Filled With Quests. Many Jump from the Third Story of the Building to Their Death Below. DE4TH LIST WILL BE LARGE Four Known to Be Dead and Many Injured. Numerous Feats cf Heroism and Many Hairbreadth Escapes Witnessed. HERE'S YOUR PROSPERITY. country business Deficit of $89,111,560 of Last Year Is Converted This Year Into a Surplus. Washington, Nov. 12.-Tho annual report of Treasurer KoWerta was submitted to Secretary Gage today. Roberts says the growth and prosperity of the and general activity .of. aro reflected in the transactions of hid office. The net ordinary revenues of the government for the year are $�57,240, 852, the largest in the history of tho. country. . This is an increase of $51,280,232 over the preceding' year and was contributed from all general sources, but chiefly from customs and internal revenue, On the side of expenditures there was n net decrease of $117,358,388 in comparison with I89A, so that the deficiency of $ SO, 111,600 for that year was converted into a surplus of $70,527,060 in 1900.   _ CREMATED HIMSELF IN JAIL. Sst. folia, Nov. 12__A Post-Dispatch special from Poplar Bluff, Mo., says: Fire accompanied with terrible fatality occurred hero this morning, resulting in the destraetion of the Gifford House, a large three story frame building. The list of knewn dead follows: Heek Clark, Doniphan, Mo.; Rebecca Owens, Shelby Dellart and Curley Berry, ef Poplar Bhjff. Fatally injured-Etta Hargrove of Popta* Blaf; Winslow Stowe of Tennessee. Mi&asag - Eugene Dalton, of Hot Spriagf, A�k. Tfee following were badly burned or in jured in jumping from windows: T. A.. Buiith, of Poplar Bluff, terribly burned about face and hands. Barney Pernaud, of De Soto, Mo 'hands anal faoe burned. Charles Btradley, of Poplar Bluff, bruised anal burned. Mrs. lienj. Shelby of Poplar Bluff, back njnred, burned and bruised. Pink Berry, Elmor Freshear and James Upohnroh of Poplar Bluff, severely burned. An unknown woman is also thought to 1�e fatally injured and about a dozen moro were slightly burned, or received bruises in trying to escape from the building. The tire originated about 1:30 this morning in the rear of the hotel and iu a few D/inutes the mammoth mtilding, which was' entirely of wood, was a mass f flames. There woro iu tho neighbor hood of forty-live guests in the building and the porter, the only porson awake in the hotel, was unable to give an alarm, tho smoke and ilaines driving him back, Tho fire department was on hand early, out was unable to render auy assistance to tho inmates. Tho guests on the boc nd and third floors were caught like iats in a trap, the fire preventing their escape by the slain and they leaped from the aeosnd and third story windows. One of these, Heck Clark, jumped and broke bia back. Etta Hargrove leaped from the third story windows and suffered broken limbs and internal injuries whioh will cause her death. Others were also ' internally injured. One guest, Benj Shelby, forced his wife to leap from tho second story window and there by aarod her life. They have lost everything they possesssed They had tried to esoape oy the stairway but the smoke and Haines drove them back. He asserts that he saw ten or fifteen persona in the hall way overcome by the smoke. If this is the case, a dozen or more bodies ma., be found in the rains. Many of tho guests had hairbreadth escapeB and ran from the doomed building elad only in their night clothes, losing everything they possessed. Many had their hair and eyebrows singed. Numerous feats of heroism are recorded. If some of the male gaests had not aided the weaker sex the death list would be larger. As yet it is impossible to tell just how many lives were lost. QnWe a number of the guests were not registered and their names are uukuown. Every room in the house was oooupied. Men are now at work on tho ruins, but it will probably be soveral days before a aompiele list at the deaths can be obtainable. Tbu Gifford House was one.pf the oldest in Southeast Missouri. It has been considered a death trap for a number of years. W. P. Norris was the proprietor. He and his wife escaped, but lust everything. Are you incur'd igi'.inst firet If not bettor -i-u John M. Kinkel, agent. Father, Oriel Stricken Over Accident to Son Sets Jail on Fire. Lansing, Mich., Nov. 12.-The 12-year-old son of Chris Bud was run down by a freight train today and his left leg severed below the knee. The father took the matter to heart so that he became irresponsible and assaulted an officer, . who took him to jail. Within twenty minutes the jail and city hall building was discovered on firo and the agonizing shrieks of the prisoner were heard, in his frenzy ho had evidently get fire to the jail. It was impossible to rescue him and he perished in the flames. He loft a large family in destitute circumstances. The jail building, which cost $12,000, was totally destroyed. READS LIKE ROMANCE Life of a Noted Financier Ends in New York. He Came to This Country Under a Borrowed Name and Makes It Famous. HENRY  VILLARD  IS   DEAD From a Newspaper Reporter He Became a Railroad Magnate. He Was Born in Bavaria and His Father was Judge tiil-gard of Munich. BACKED BY WARSHIP United States Consul will mand Satisfaction. De- MOROCCO  MUST  PAY DALY DIES IN NEW YORK Has Been Confined to His Since September. Bed Made Bitter Fight Against Election of Clark to United States Senate. Over the Gubernatorial Vote.-Would Be Impossible to Secure Impartial Hearing. Louisville, Nov. 12-After a meeting of the Republican campaign committee to-tiay, Chairman Leslie Combs gave out a statement in which, alter reiterating bis oharges of wholesale fraud on tho the part of the Democrats, he said: There will bo no conte&t over the gubernatorial vote. There is no tribunal to which we can appeal with auy hope of au Impartial hearing. It is not wil bin the province of this committee to decide for the party or congressional candidates what is advisable with regards to the contests for the electoral vote or congressional seats." KNOWN AS HIE COPPER KINO Was President of the Amalgamated Copper Company. Rivalry Between Daly and Clark was of Many Year's Standing. Indemnity for Killing of a Naturalized American Citizen by a Mob. Washington, Nov. 12. - Tho government of Morocco has declined to meet tho demauds of the United States for tho payment of indemnity on account of tho killing by a mob of Marcus J?sssigiu, a naturalized American cur/en. The last request made by United States Consul Gum-mere and the latest declination of the government of Morocco was aeeotnpaihed by tin intimation of freedom from liability under the terms of the convention be tween Morocco and Spain. Tho state department has come to the conclusion that the consul's representations will bo more effective if supported morally by the piesenoo in Moroccan waters of a United States war ship and it is probable he will make bis visit to the Fez to again present the ease as a passenger on a vessel to be selected by the navy department for that purpose, which will proceed to a port nearest the Moroccan capital. New York, Nov. 12.-Henry Villard, railroad magnate and financier, died at his summer residence at Dobbs Ferry early today. He had been ailing for a month or two. Ho was born in Bavaria in 1935 f His great Uncle Theodore, (father of Julius Hilgard, who became superintendent of the United StateB coast survey) led the migration of the family connection to to Belleville, 111., in 1835. His father was judge of the supreme court at Mu-nioh. Young Hilgard in 1853 set out to join the colony at Belleville. His father's opposition to this step made him borrow the surmane of a French school mate at Phalsboroug and he became Henry Villard. Villard bnoame a newspaper reporter, and up to 18bS served as legislative oor-oejpondontiu Indiana and Illinois; reporting the Lincoln-Douglas debates, the Chicago convention which nominated Lincoln, Lincoln's campaign and later as w�.r correspondent and European correspondent. Ho married a daughter of Wm. Lioyd Garrison, and iu 1871 he began his railroad career, forming a connection with Frankfort and Borliu bankers, and in 1873 bought for the Gorman bondholders the property of the Oregon & California lls.il-road Company and the Oregon Steamship Company, being made president in 1875. Ho acted as ouo of the receivers of the Kansas Paclfiu Railroad Company and later bought up tho bonds of the road. He formed tho Orogou and Transcontinental with which he merged two other companies tja, the so called blind pool with the Northern Pacific, being choson president of the latter. In 1890 he purchaied valuable patents from Edison and organized the Edison General Electric Company He loBt most of his fortune in the panic of 1893. New York, Nov. 12.-Marous Daly of Montana, died today at the Hotel Nether lands. His death had been oxpected for weeks. Daly came home from Europe about the middle of September and soon ! after was obligod to take to his bed from which he never again arose. His physi eiaus informed his relatives some time ago that Daly oould not recover and they would give assurance of life only from day to day. Bright h disease oompliaated with heart weakness was the cause. Daly was consoious only at fktervals yesterday. At 4 o'cloek this morning he revived from a sinking spell and remained more than ordinarily bright. He asked that the family be summoned. Only a little while more, a little bit more," he said, when asked it be felt better. The family remained until the end. Doath oamo so peacefully that the physicians alone knew. when it was all over.       --- T Marcus Daly was born in Ireland in 1842. He oamo to the United States early in Ufa aud since 187(5 has been a citizen of MonUoa. He bocauio general manager of the Alloc silver mine and later came iuto control of tho Anaeondu copper mine. At. trio time of his death he was president of tho Amalgamated Copper Curapai y. Iu politics ho was a Democrat, The differences between Daly and W. A Clark, particularly Daly's fight on Clnrk for tho United states Senate have attract ed ranch attontiou. Tne trouble between tho two men, who have formed so important a part in western mining, dates buck several years uud began when Clark compelled Daly to pay a large sum for tho water right whioh he had bought and whioh Daly needed badly. TRACEY WAS TRACED WHtN YOU VISIT HuTCHINoON -STOP AT THE- MIDLAND   HOTEL f he Only First-Class S2.O0 House In The City. Big Auj Koanii   buvei Can fas* tb IKot From all; Depot*.., .,. , Deserted Wife PindsHusband Liv . ing With Another Woman. ALL  WILL   BE   FORGIVEN If He will Return to the Bosom of His Family and Be Good. New Britain, Conn., Nov. 12__Edwin Tracey, who eaihe Uere last Juno with a young woman whom he introduced as his wifo, and who has been autivo iu ohurch woik and popular among the best people of the town, waB arrested this afternoon by a constable on the charge of having deserted a wifo and five children in Som-erst, Me. He did not attempt to deny llit> accusation. His legal wife, who iiccompauied the constable when be made tho urr�ot, huug weipiug ou his neck ami promised that all bo forgiven if no would return to ber and their children. Tiacey was also iu tears and promised to return at once without requisition papers. The girl, who gives her name as Gor trude ilaunaford, is still here, She says she loaned Tracey $125 when tbey eloped from Somerset last June. She has telegraphed her parents and with their for giveness will follow the Tracey s to Bom eraet. HANNA IN NEW YORK NO CONTEST IN KENTUCKY. WASHED IP BY THE SEA Angry Surf at Yarmouth Gives Up Its Victims. Many of the Dead Had on Belts When Washed Ashore. Life s GENERAL WHEELER ON ELECTION. The American People Reverence Tht'lr God and Their Flag." Montgomery, Ala., Nov. 12__General Joseph Wheeler yesterday said of the election: "I did not go to Decatur to bear the returns Tuesday night. I do , like to go to funerals, and I know thar Mr. MoKluley would bo overwhelmingly re-elected. 'There are two things the Amorioan people reverence-first, their Ood, and second, their flag. A word against either will bring down their condemnation. There never was a'president defeated for election who had conducted a successful war. Wars are popular in this country, aud aro growing more popalar with the masses, and any party that opposes a successful war president will meet with defeat." BRYAN MAY PREACH TWENTY-FIVE BODIES FOUND Storm Which Wrecked Steamer City of Monticello Was One of the Worst Ever Known Upon the Coast of Nova Scotia. Texan Says Colonel Bryan May Become Rev. Bryan. BRYAN IS VERY RELIGIOUS And His Friends Believe That He will Enter Bresbyte-rian Ministry. BOERS ARE ROUTED Speaks of Many Important Du rr catup, report tliriti Coojiuutidaut I'rinzlo and Gm;t-rul Kuuiie were killed a d ti^uerul Urobolnr Wounded in tbu recent fighiiw,'. Chioago, Nov. 12__William Jennings Bryan may become a Prosbytorian min inter, according to Col. Richard M VVynao of Fort Worth, Texas. Two years ago Col. Wynne was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor of Texas. He iss�,id la have been s.'nted for the post of ambassador to Mexico if Mr. Bryan had been elected, It is a well-known fact that Mr. Bryun is deeply religious, and that during two bitter campuigus not u word has beou said agaiust his peisonal character. Colonel Wynne has frequently euter-tainod Colonel Bryan at his. home in Fort Yarmouth, N. S., Nov. 12-The shore of this county for ten miles east and west is strewn with the wrockage of tho Boll and cargo ot the steamer City of Monti-cello, which foundered Saturday moraing, and twenty-Uvo bodies of the victims ot the disaster have boon recovered frca� Ike sea, which is still raging with tartiio fury. Many people have assembled at Beak-ville, near where the first body eamo ashore, and numerous relatives ot members of the orew, who nearly all belonged to points on this coast, have arrived to identify the dead. The bodies were arranged in a roans in the public hall and Coroner Fuller, who held an inquest, gave an opinion of accidental drowning. AU the bodies were terribly battered. Tho first body was found at daylight, when tbo zinc lifeboat whioh was supposed by tho survivors of the first to have been swamped, was discovered oa the shoro. A few yards distant woio (lie bodies of Mr, Kldridge, a passenger; Second Engineer Poole, Mr. Fripp, a traveler for MoOeo's Sons, of St. JohnH, N. B , aud tho body of a seamau. All four had life bobs around them. At short intervals along tho bench sovon moro bodies woro fouud, Thoy had all cvideutly come ashore in tho lifeboat and were I killed ou striking the beach, not ouo escaping. ; Tho body of O. N. Cole/nan, a Mm-� mercial traveler, who was not previously I known to have been ou board, the Monti-I cello, has been washed ashore and identic ropreseuted Levi Bros, tt Co., tilled. Worth, and at his  aaUoitatlon Colonel Jewelers,   Hamilton,  Out , and carried Bryau hotured  for- the  �<"ieflt �f tha ""ai11*8 ln tru,,k* wortu �80 00�-   �B0 Presbyteriau church, of which t�9 tormor. tru�k n,l8,^on tound-is a member. L Somo �"�,a1Bllt�      ^n """"J"- A Texas newspaper man a few days' "8uriuB ont 1,10 total loss of life, as before election asked Colonel Wynne as humbef o ptt�sen�er. joine �� Joi,a�nhoa>A"1 h7*�*� meet defeat in the coming struggle.        | �l '�� booking office.  They bought U�elf  � 1 would not be surprised It be should lloket� on ^oard. go into the   ministry,"  said Colonel |   A revised list of the members ot tae Wynne;  "indeed, I rather believe bV, �rrow r"'0P�ed at the head office of the wiH i> i armouth Steamship oompany hern,shows In his own statement, given out at Lin-1that th�' �nlo6r'' Bnd arew numbered twen-ooln Thursday uight, Mr. Bryan said he Mr-eight, of whom Third Oflioer Fleming, would continue to take an active part in w"�on Cook, a deck hond,  aud aflw politics as long as ho lives. To become a Presbyterian clergyman he would have to study tn-o or three years in a theological seminary and obtain the degree of Bachelor of Diviulty BOXERS. REPULSED By British and Ruailan Troops Kltlluf and Wounding Miny. Bolia, Nov. 12__A report, dated November 8, received from Field Marshal Von Wuldersee says: "The ffassian. troops huvo successfully oucountorod 8,(i(IO boxers north of Shan Tlai Kuoa, losing four killed uud sixty-one wouuded.  The British columns have returned from Pao Ting Fo to Peking and Tien Tsiu The latter column destroyed severs! boxer camps." Smith, the stewardess, were saved.   The total number of  people  who were board is now placed at thirty-six. CRUKER BETS FAKES. Weather tnalcationt. Chic wo i Nov. 13 - Forecast onfll 8 p GENERAL HVLLHU RcPOtTS Old Warrior Cheered by an EatbusUillc Crowd of Admirers. London, Nov. 12-General Bullor accompanied by hi* wife and daughter reported to the war office today. A large crowd assembled at Waterloo station aud In Pall Mall and aheered the General. m   Sunday____   K'or Kansas:   Fair night aud i'uot,du.y; vu;iablo winds. to Tammany BotsTrled to Bolster Up CoalMtaca la Bryat'i Election. Now York, Nov. 12.-There are piora-inont local politicinnrwho do not believe that Crokor lost any money bettiug oa Bayan. They say that bis alleged hoavy wagers were "faked" to convince his followers that he was sincere in his sappoH of the Dooiooratio National ticket. Uepubllcaus who frequent tho Fifth Avenue Hotel are sure that Croker did not make the wagers be is reported to have made. Thoy aver that a Wall Street lino where Tainmauy Hall men speculate stood spousor for lb� beta. According to theso sauio iiepublic&ca Croker was a heavy buyer of stocks just previous to election. a big kick ... .. UU\ DLnT. HLATK uud CLINK Kits DON'T MAKK VVKl.. YOU WAST TUB KK'il.'LAtt CAU-IIOX for couipletw uiiivcr>iou i>.tu unties. ''Sockvate" Chiioo, ' Brook We," "Maitlaod" "JBo4ket�r," *Wfcr Cily," "Eureka" No 4 and "Eareta" Pea. Always'hi stock, Viait U�a*f�r� lt�>laia Bla�wh���. The Sickman Coal Co., No, 3.0-2 South Main fctt. 'PJum� ��, .   Oppose paw Mla�Mit faatia Bee*.   

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