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   Trenton Times, The (Newspaper) - February 2, 1890, Trenton, New Jersey                               VOT- VIII. NO. W8. T11KNTON, MONDAY AFTKBNOON, FKBJKUAKY 3 1890. TWO (fcN PERSONS CREMAFED Details of a Deadly Boston Lodging House Fire. IT WAS A CROWDED DEATH TEAP. Stairways Aflame Jumping tbe Only of Escape Prayers of the Imprisoned Wretches Were Honible to Hear Otlier Fires. BOSTON) Feb 3 after midnight Snnday moriiing the dwUlmg house North stroot, occupied by Maurice Rubey's clothing store on the first fljor and by lodg era, chiefly Italinn familiei, on the three upper floors, was gutted by Bre, which in supposed to hate in the store The flames speedily cut off escape by the stairways, the inmates of the building had no means of saving their lives except by jumping from windows. Ten persons were burned to death, three were fatally injured and ofo were seriously if not fatally injured. They Leaped to Meet Death Below. Before the fire was discovered it had reached the staircase and was feeding upon the diy wooden stairs and rapidly spreading toward the roof The sleeping lodgers were aroused in confusion, some were bewil- dered and at once succumbed to the deadly ainoke Others attempted to flee dowu the burning stairway and fell victimn to the flumps, while still others leaped from the windows to meet death or mutilation from contact with the pavement Shrieks, Prayeri and When the firemen arrived they quickly extinguished the fire and rescued thooc of the inmates who had managed, by hanging out of windows or taking refuge on the roof, to escape the deadly smoke and flame The shrieks and prayers of the teirifled peo- ple were mingled with the cries and groans of the injured, and the scene was a ten ible one Tn a few moments, however, the im piisoned people had been taken dorm the ladders, the injured removed to hospitals, and the dead to thn station house, Huddled Together and Dead. It was then fonnd that ten persons had been burned to death All of their bodies huddled together on the top floor, they hav- ing from the lower rooma when they first discovered the fire, the flames having already cut off escape by the stairway to the lower floor There appeared to be no moans of escape from the upper floor, and the helpless persons were there overtaken by tho flames and literally roasted to death A Frightful Spectacle After firemen had extinguished the fire they made their way to the scene of rtAAth on the top floor. The sight that met their eyes there was a most sickening one The dead bodies were recognisable as humnn fori'M only by their shapes, all of them hav- ing been burned to a crisp None of them could be identified, and a of the missing cannot yet be made up An Alleged Incendiary Arrested. Serious suspicions have been raised that the fire was the work of incendiaries. It is stated that when the street door was burst Open there was a strong odor of kerosene The police have decidnd on a thorough in vustigation, and one Benjamin Simonds has boon aiitftted on suspicion The basement was occupied in front by tho clothing nnd tbs by Ronaft and hia sun Felif The second floor was occupied by Bianco, owuer of the biilMmg; his daughter and three sonn On the third floor lived Mrs. Philoman Tunano and several lodgers. Mrs. Bella Scanlon lived on the attic floor, also John Bascalt, Charles Bascalt, Nicolas Schofans, Joseph Chotlaw and Mrs. Chotlaw Another Theory. It is now believed that the fire resulted from a kerosene lamp thrown in a drunken row. Albert Smith, who lives in the rear ol the biu ued building, says that just before midnight he heard a row in the back room of the burned how Smith looked out ant saw three men quarreling One man threw a lighted lamp at another, and the flames loiluned. Smith maJe tu raeapo with family no more Partly emp- tied inm bottles and broken packs of curds fonnd about the ruing strengthen this theory. A List of the Dead. The following list of tbe dead is behevec to be correct: Bella Scanlnn, aged 40 years. Ciarlone, aged 51 years. Philomena Ciarlona, aged SQ years Giovanni Ciarlone, dged 11 years. Ciarlone, oged 5 years. Felix Coutia, aged SO years. Martmo Marchioiie, aged 85 years. Rrwa Mftrchione, aged 30 years. Emily Marchione, aged 7 years. Buffalo Petrtlizio, 43 years. Feile aged 28 years A FATAL CAVE-IN. Six Miners weia Killed -id Many More _ Injured. Wrr KKHRARRE, Pa., Feb 3 fatal cave- in has occurred in the Nottingham shaft o the Lebigh and Willresbarre Coal compan; in No 5 plane, which drove the accnmulatec gas into the gangways, where a gang of men were at work, with naked An ex plosion followed, which in the death of six men, fatal injury to our more, and serious injuries to the remainder of the miners. The dead are. John Crossing, John Humphreys, Edward Moi i la, Pun ell Schultz, David J. Williams and John Williams In- jured John Dennis, cut and bruised Tbumiu Dnke, badly biuhrd, James Dnn- stan, badly bmlnod, David Fox, buiiied am biuiiwd; Juucph Juuet, fatally; Peter Lyun b, uissdandcut, Jwlm bftjly bi u and cut. The violence of the explodon was such that the on both were abou ts though in a cyclone. In the up per or fifth lift also mapped In flames, and were honlbly burned. Ilk wildfire the new> that wveral men been killed and injiued, and the peopl of the towu began to flock toward m There were many women in tbe crowd, and some of them had and relatU among those who bad gone dowu into the mine Their grief was pitiable to witnx Joseph Jones, one of the injured men, A Sunday morning, making the seventh vic- tim of tbediwwter Another Boston Fire. BOSTON, Feb 3 9 25 o'clock Sunday morning tho boars building, corner of Cour and Washington was found to b burning, nml three alarms were at once turned in 11 flro had secured n good head wty, and r itbm n nhort time the uppe stories were R flamo, nndrhndos-truc tlon of tho elegant marblo Rogers building to the couth, and YounR'n, on the west almcut certain The however, t Bears building Two firm Injured by DIWOT of tho i Cfiarfl hinuimfr r HP n n 1 I f TUnnl and v n> 11 n 1 I Bo'l ,1 li Tnn T li f Oflfl n 1 i ni ih'nrrl 101 Anidg the 01 rurmntf! of tho bnUiiins were tho itloual lUo Chf- agQ, But Hugtou and Qumcy tailroad, the obu Hancock Life Insuianctf company and mny lawyers and bi okcrs. Danbury's Big; Fire. DANBLHY, Conn Feb 8 13 30o'clock Sunday morning fire was discovered in the casement of Samuel Harris1 clothing store, t Liberty and Main streets, and before the nm.es could be extinguished the furniture store of Hull Rogers was also burning n a short time the buildings adjoining, oo- npied by George H. Stevens, art materials, ndT P Hoyt Co., groceries, were .blaze, And despite the efforts of the firemen all the Affected buildings were soon con- sumed. Tho four atoi y brlok structure ad olning Hull Rogers' block was badly iamaged by fire and water This building is owned by Henry Bernd. The total is estimated at JoOO.OOO, about equally divided wtween C Hull, the owner of tho buildings, nnd the different occupants. The insurance, 0 far as learned, amounts to There were several narrow escapes from death many of the occupants of the flits over the stores being taken from their rooms almost enrfocajted A S300.OOO Fire at Kenoiha. TFNOSHA, Wis Feb 8 broke out the fourth of H R. A linn Bon's mery at 8 o'clock Snnday morning and soread with lightning rapidity The tan- nery was burned to the ground The fire ihen communicated to Dr N A Penroyer's water cure, which was also destroyed. Tbe patinnts were safely removed from the tig Next followed tbe German Methodist church and parsonage and the residence of Tenney J Tackey and Chris. Pronie, two firemen, who were canning leather out of the burning tanneiy, were scorched by the fire and were obliged to jump from the second story window, sustaining severe in- juries. The total loss Is estimated at insurance, THE SPEAKER'S STATEMENT. Mr. Beed Issues a Card Defending Bl> Recent Action r, Feb 8 Speaker Reed has made the following statement in defense of his rulings on the question of a quorum "Mr Carlisle was entirely right when he said in substance that the decision of the house that a quorum was constituted to do business when a majority of the house was present, would change from the foundation the method of doing business We certainly will do so, for it will enable the majority elected by the people to rule by their owu votes, and 'not by the sufferance of the minority The rule of the majority is at the vei y base of our government If it be not the ti ue rule our faith is vain and we are yet in our sms Look at the practical working of the other doctrine The- Repub- licans have a majority of seven, but they have only three over a is our is a quorum If we are to furnish a quorum, the whole Democratic party sitting idly by m their seats, but not present, dumb and silent when is to be transacted, but vocal when it is to be obstructed, then there can be but three Re- publicans absent on penally of stoppage of the public business ;Now let us see how that works We are allowed but three absentees. Mr Rockwel is sick It would endanger his Ijfe to come. Mr W ilber is in the same case Mr T M Browne is too sick to be to be here ali the time Mr Caswell's wife was dying and common decency requires his presence by her bedside Another member must be with luo wlfo for Uigdilt buuiv similar Just about this number of mem- bers will at all times be sick or incapacitated. Thcao may get well, but others fall sick in their turn There, then, is our quorum, ac- cording to Mr Carlisle's idea, gone entirely to pieces, though even after all fraud be de- ducted the people had found for the Repub- licans by seven majority All this time while vre are keeping in thB hmifn nther less sick, a hundred lusty Democrats sit silent in their seats doing no public duty except to draw their pay. "Is it possible that the United States is paying those gentlemen a day without even the poor privilege of counting their ailent forms? Mr Carlisle says there is no precedent for the decision of the house "A I have bnanl him ft. clare that the number for and against such a bill was, say 80 for and 30 mathe- matically less than a quorum, and yet de- clare the bill parsed and then siKu that bill thereby certifying under the most solemn sanction of his oath of office that bil had properly and constitutionally paw tace from Bt Matthews' chinch on Tuts rlay morning at 10 SO o'clock flio place of nterment has not been definitely mined upon, but it is expeitul that it Bill be at Oak Hill cemetery this city Ilcv Thomas Sherman will otHuati Cardinal Glbuuna Notified A Baltimore special Cardinal Gib was mfoimed of the death of jOppmger, daughter of the secietarj ol state, last evening The cardinal will uaaibt at the obsequies in Washington on Tuesday morning Fears for the Secretary. The successive shadows which have falleu- on the Blame household in tho death of his wife's sister, his brother, and now his eldest son and daughter, within tho spacj of barelj two months, are almost without a precedent in Washington official life Gravo fe u expreabtd as to the fleet ot these sad bo- reavemfinto on becretary Blame himself Hitherto he has borne up with wonderful fortitude, and it is hoped that he may still continue to do so A Sketch of the Deceased Mrs. Coppmger was the eldest daughter ot Secretary Blame, a lady highly educated and of a most lovable nature She was the wife of Lieut (oL John J Coppmger, of the Eighteenth infantry, a soldier v, ho had sei ved with istinction in the papal servic Mrs Coppmger was a Catholic having cm bracid that taith at the time of her mai riage, and to her generosity and chanty many of the institutions of that church in Washington are under obligations of grati tude She was 30 years of age, and leaves two children, both boys Her death has cast a deepened gloom upon a family so suddenly and terribly in the loss of two of its bi ightest and best loved members Senator lugall'a Mail WASHINGTON, Whiln Senator-la- gall's mail is always large, requiring tht services of two typewriter operators contiu ually, since his celebrated negro questioi: speech it has become necessary to bring il to hid committee room in a sack, the morn mg mail bringing about 300 letters, and the other foul mails adding about 400 more The goes carefully over his eutut innil single handed and disposes of it eich day Cc ngratulations pour in on him froir, all quarters of the country For the firsl tljrce days after the delivery of his speech he was flooded with telegrams, his admirers Irom across the water adding their contri bution to the rest Mr Ingalls has received hundreds o! letters from miuisters, some of whom havi eaid that thoy intended to prtach on the his tpjooh as a tart. Many of the great educators and deep thinkers of the land e also expressed then favor able sentiments A number of the senator's congratulations have come from the south He has lieeu the recipient of but few from the usual run of cranks who some- times bothtr great orators with letters written m red ink and ornamented with devils' heads, threatening all sort of degtruc tion nnd dire vengeance Letters from the South. One tplssive received consisted of simpl) a blank piece of paper inclosing a card beai ing on one side a Confederate flag and or the other the insciiption "BahI" The fo1 lowing fac-simile of a letter, written on a business firm's lettei head, has just i cache  ell them a pamphlet f.ovl of the spoach although it is very likely the writer ran read." Tne week in the Senate. WAHHIHGTON, Feb senate will this aftomoon consider tbe Blair educationa bill It comes up at 2 o'clock as the nnfin finished business of the senate The pawng is ''foregone conclusion, but it may be de- bated at some length, and its consideration may eat up two or three aftei noons. A de- cision is expected from the supreme court o the United States in the suit involving tb validity of the Idaho test oath Tn even this decision is rendered the committee on territories may dispose of the bill for th admifssion of Idaho at once Senator Platt thechnirnian of the committee, has, however more urgent bnsinnos to bring before the sen ate. The ooxretary of the interior, In an in- teivivw with him laal Friday, laid befor him the necessity of pushing to a passage th bill already reported from the committo providing a temporal y government for Okla- homa Senator Flatt will ask the senate te consider this measure at an narly dny. The administration bill, anow tha MoKinley bill, will be reported to th finance committoe Tuesday by the sub-corn mittao. Senators Allison and Me [FNK BOMT ECONOMICAL 8. H. Rented, rHO9. w. JOHN8OW, PHII.ATVA H o. w, H. JT t. R. NT, J 1W. JOHN A CAT >1T41 R B I 1. J. WAI.TK" RIOHAKJM ra jfi an i WTll etoflbtiess uo reported" to be bcuuto tUo same day A number of amendments will be suggest d and when the senate passes the measure t will bo thiowu into conference whore it rill stay foi bume days. llle Negro Question The dlscntsion of Senator Butlor s bill to .ssist tho emigration of the negro from outhern states may be resumed in 01 in or other Ihe senator fioiu South Car iliua himself may make a bi lot speech ex ilammg the character of tho measure fur her, as he believes it boeii Beriousi) misun lerstood by some of the speakers who have discussed it in the senate In tbe so erot session the of Indian Com misslouer Morgan and the superintendent of "ndiau schools, Dr Dorchester are still .waiting consideration It is- believed tint mud. of the delay m consideration of these casin l> due to the fear if they were rougbt up at this time they would be acted pon adversely So they may not bo con- idered dm Ing the coming 4f ek An effort be made, however, to obtain tune for he consideration of the Samoan which is now pending Senatir Hiscock's committee on quadri-ccntonmal will proba bly meet during'the week is ixpectod from it immediately The Fight In the Home Feb 8 exciting scenes ;hat characterized the proceedings of the louse last week began anew today, and will ,ast until the Republican members of the committee ou rules submit Speaker Keed s new code It is the purpose of the majority members of tbe elections committee to re- port the Atkinson Pendleton contested case as soon as the Smith Jackson case is disposed of The committee has heard the evidence m the case, but has had no meeting to decide on its disposal According to the agreement entered into by the members of this commit- tee thii case would come up before the com mittee on Tuesday Feb Id but the majoi ity members have decided to call a meeting and take a vote on the matter so that the casi can be reported to the house immediatth after tho bmith Jacksou case is gotten out of the wav With tho addition of Mr Smith to the Republican ran s the majority would be quite certain of always haviug a quorum on hand to dispose of the other cases A vote on the Smith Jackson case will be takon tooTry if poss-iblo Mr Jackson will be uu seated and then the Atkinson Pendleton cast will be called up The Democrats intend tc continue the fight to the last, and they wil use every strategy to delay action V Patrolman Fatally Shot 0, Feb d Uglj' Zeimor, a notorious saloon keeper of Lorain street, shot and probably fatally wounded Patrolman McNally m his barroom early Sunday morning McNally had entered the saloon to arrest Zeiuier for violation of the Sunday clnslnfCTdinaTice" entered just above McNally s heart. When Zeimcr H as tol 1 of the location of the wound he It as a pity it wasn't bis head 1 ho shooting nos the outcome of a grudge entei- tamed against the patrolman for arresting Zemier before The Deadly Stiletto. iNKW YORK, Feb and Htiffiol Reca, laborers on the aqueduct, at cards Sunday m a shuuty ai Oni Hundred and Seventieth stieet ane anderbilt avenue, and Coui[ stubbed Reca three tunes with a stiletto, killing him instantly Iho murderer escaped A Colored Soldier's Triple Crime SILA KR <_ ITT, N M Feb 5 In a saloon row at rentral City Honry Brooks, a colored soldier, shot uud killed Deputy Sheriff Dal- lin, a colored wcmnu named Carrie Drug and seriously nounded a second man. He was wounded himself m the affiay Poouli-Mf Peculiar in combination, proportion, and preparation of ingredients, Hood s Barsapa- rllla possesses the curative value of the best known rome- 1 1 d'cs vegetable I IOOU C kingdom. ir in its strength and wrniomv, Hood's_ Sarsiparilla Is the only medicine o( which can truly be said, One Hundred Doses One Dol- lar Peculiar in its medicinal merits, Hood's BarsaparillA accomplishes cures hitherto un- known, the title of The greatest blood purifier ever discovered" Peculiar In its "good nami? at there la more ol Hood's Barsa- pirilla sold In lowell than of all other blood purifiers. Peculiar in its phenomenal record of no other! CCU 1 1 ell preparation ever attjlned BO rapidly nor held so steadfastly the confidence of all classes ol people. Peculiar In the brain work which It represents, Hood's Sarsaparllia com- bines all the knowledge which modern researcn science I O IIOCIT developed, with many years practical experience In preparing medicines. Be sure to get only Hood's Oarsaparilla Bold b? ill drugglita. Prepared only bjrC I HOOD 4 CO, Apothecaries, Lowell, IOO Doses One Dollar JTJ81 ARRIVED AX W J A Grand Assortment of Very Latoet Novelties in IlAMliUKtiG, KMBROIDKKIKS Among which are entirely new de- before, we have jntt received through sevei.l of the largest importing hotivjinNew York. we guanntoe that no finer nor bet- ter-made Embroideries are in tht market, wd, above all, that we are ennbled to tell thoie tisntifal new Kambnrgs at positively loner prices than any New York retailer il able to offer to yon, no matter who they are, for we bought them for and are ab e to give snfprUIng to yen. Call and compare our Fmbroidtrlei with othen and compare prices. P. 8 Notice. We hereby give spe- cial notice that the old Parasols and Umbrellas 1889, left here for covering and .upaln, mntt be called for within 30 
                            

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