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   Trenton Times, The (Newspaper) - May 8, 1890, Trenton, New Jersey                               ?Oi VI IT. NO. 9309. IHEASYLUMHOLOCAUSJ Ihe Number of Dead Never Be Known Will SAIB TO HAVE DIED. Nunilur of Insane (ergons In the Building 480 More Than tint Be Ihe %ery Reticent Sad Scenrs at the lluliu MQN UIFAL, Maj 8 the full details ol the Ixmgue Pointe as} lulu flre become knowu the honor is intensified, and the person Is derided who asserts that the num ber of the dead doe? not exceed sixty It la known by the last report to the Quebec goveromeut that there were inmates inntwid of This much Is certain, no one will know the number of victims. Fruiu the best Information it seems likely that there are 150 dead The coroner, with tihe Hon. Premier Mercier, Judge Dugax, Senator ihibadeareandtwo crown minis ters, arrned at the scene last evening, and if enough material can be inquest will be held Ihe firemen have left the ground and the heat is dying out in the ruins Weeping Ilelatives at Utlini. It is nov knowu that many of the wards were blocked and that in cases where tht firemen did not break in the doors whole roomfuls of persons perished miserably The sight of the screaming wretches Tnes was bad enough, but Wednesday there was a sadder spectacle in the weeping rela- tives sotiking in vain for some tiding oi some member of their family Fire Com missioner Perry characterizes the building as a death trap and a disgrace, and accord ing to the law of chances the disaster must hat e come sooner or later Many of the firemen are suffering from exposure and Injuries 1 t present the patients are con fined in coments, outhouses and in the exhibition buildings m the neighborhood John U'Bourke'a Heroism. After the flre the most dangerous cases were confined in a space between two hay mows m a baru, and it made one shudder BO flearce was the expression on the connten ances of these lunatics It was remarkable to see the coolness with which the good sisters aoothed the raving, cheered the do pressed and ministered to the wants of the sick At the laundry were 100 patients, mostly qniet persons, whose aid had been taken advantage of in putting things in shape They were in charge of John O'Rourke, whose heroism -saved Gwehe lunatics from the flames when all hope had been abandoned of being able to save them O'Rourke, his brother James and William Higgini climbed the veranda on the out- side of the asylum and cut through a floor and passed the twelve women, one by one, to his brother, who in turn passed them to and thus they were safely lowered ground One of the attendants says that seven lay nnnB who did work about the institution perished in the flames Sister Therese the superioress of the asylum, has expressed the deteiiuination of at once rebuilding the institution on the most approved scientific plans, both M re- j gards treatment of patients and with a view to preventing the least possibility ot a recurrence of Tuesday's horror Dr Duquete stated that he was strongly op- posed to placing lunatics under the care of sisters, and should ask the government to place the curable and violent lunatics in a small institution where they could have skiHful treatment from a class pf special. ists The haiuiless he said, be placed to greater advantage nnder the cato of sisters The loss financially is placed w- high as with an inxujanca Rejieence of tile The startling feature of today's report is that a large number of men have perished, all of whom were thought to have escaped, but it is absolutely Impossible to add any names to the list ol tne dead It will be weeks before the niinn W1H vouchsafe any infoiMiation, and when they dtv it will probably be of the most meager kind The Dead and Wigging. The follow ing is {he most complete list obtainable of those who are knowu to have perished in the flames Aroiumibault, Delphine, patient. Beoudrey, Victoria, patient. Boutliilller Sinter Demers Christine, patient. GiAfiH, nuu Gravel, Mario, mm Gilbert, Siiter Huot, Mra patient Kelly ,'patlent T-ocliauce, Camilla, patient. Ijiciuii, Augustine, patient. Letouinay, Miss, patient J-ahnlA lite, patient JlacNIcholls Victoria, nun Kuaebe, patient. Muloue Bridget, patient HcGibbon, Miss, patient daughter of McltiBton, government Inspector of Indian BUD- piies. Richard patient St Louis Eiie, patient 8t Denis Marie patient Thnrriault Mrg patient Williams Mrs pntlenfc Amoug tho missing are Walter Robinson, of No 24 UdieiiT Btreet two brotheia, Gauthier rich formera from Saint I In, J B Parent of 8t laldofe, 4 young from wootern named Brosseau .Scenes of Horror, Indoed. Dr Douquete, who was almost asphyxi- ated in saving the poor people, says he will never forget the hoirible scene presented in the female infirm ward. Sixty feet from the ground, m a huge furnace of flames, were helpless human creatures behind iron burs BUwiming in agony for help In the rear WHS flre, flre on both sides and fire above, and were huge of black smoke spread M a mortuary "Forthesakpof save ''My God! my Godl" were tie hwtrendlng cries waleh rent the air. One the creatures faded from view and fell Into the furnace. FOUR FINANCIERS ARRESTED Officers of the llank of America in at Philadelphia. PHI! ATIELPHIA, May 8 -President Louii K. Pfeiffer, Cashier James I Dungan, As- sistant Cashier Joshua Pfeiffer and Pay ing Teller W H Hergesheimer, of the sus- pended Bank of America, were arrested yesterday afternoon on two warrants swon out by Roger Maynes, a director and stock holder of the bank In the first affidavit Mr Mayues wears that he w as a depositoi of tfce bank On April 29 the daj bjfore tht announcement of the suspension, President Pfeiffer and Cashier Dungan recened froir him as a deposit the sum of wel knowing at the time that the bank was in solvent The second warrant as is for th< aiiest of Assistant Cashier P f ffer anc Teller Hergesheimer on the ground thai they refused to honor his checks presentee April 29 and 30 Mr t Maynes says he or those days had a sum'in excess of 15 500 on deposit A check draw u by him for 02( was presented on both days and was re fused by the at-sistant cashier and tellei with the statement that Mr Maynes had n< funds to his credit They all give ball and will have a hear- ing today The assignee of the collapsec Bank of America has made a statement tc the stockholders showing total liabilities of and assets amounting norm nally to Of the assets only is in cash, 000 is in the Asphalt Block company's bonds and stock and 000 11 American T ife Insurance stock The 000 paid in by the stockholders is not in' eluded in the liabilities The stockholder! have decided to make application for th  MAV 8 Ti the superior court, Thayer, following out the decision tVe supreme court, announced Monday, V peremptory order commanding the New York and New England railroad com- pany to immediately take up Its surface tracks on Church street It is understood that Simon E Baldwin, of New Haven, of counsel of the road, has gone to Washing ton to apply to the United States supreme court for a writ to take the case into that court ihe company have as yet made no movement toward removing the tracks Nearly Strangled fcjr While on this flat thcoe poor w.etches were thus passing to eternity, on the upper rtory young Sister Gravel was lying on her bed.Ah invalid Her sister and Sis- ters Denerise, Gilbert and Lamina Bon- thillicr had gone to her rescue and asphyxiated They were all (our swovl HWle women, who had given up their lltia to attend to the more unforUftte An instance is reported of a violent female patient who was thrice rescued from the rooUi Which the flAmes had already Invad- W. llie third time she caught the sister by the throat and nearly strangled to ii lh? sister had to flee for her life md leave fhe woman to her fate iho Bojr Hanged Hlnwlf COOTOOCOOK, N H May 8 -rddio, the 18-year "Id of Prank Scribnoi of Hills boro, hanged himself FIln i> dutj oncoffu anil iiiitiiiiilue it in this What did tlu hill ilo to aid utiHuief It put suyir on the fiee list Republlciim nnd the (urnur Tw o j earn hen the Peini 11 at s htood on tht floor and declared that tin oiintry was on the edge of a dark shndoH tlio He publi ims liiui iitliLUled this and hud HUH! that the farm mortgages win nlj u furthtr mikmi of pioaperit) an 1 wmlth (Laughtei Hie Hupublican-, iiu sonuthing nun thiiu this in in hi to fool theftumtis diil not tlu innnttte put a puilnbui ij ilut) on raw silk insuiui of rtodRiiin'tin (jutitum and prnihnj, for a bountj hj did it not put i n ilulntory duty on tea aud tin in duBtry of this couutrj' ulitu Hit committee had found out i ihi is in danger ami h 11 iiu rtasid 50 poi tent Iho Lniti 1 statt'- exported 'KKXIO bushels of it n and lust it imported tl amount of 1 040 ImsheN (Lai I 1 i i urn naa to be protoctid The I tul state last jtai txpoitidt I (KX) 000 liiishi Isuf uiiu aud miporU.il i iHS busheli V tabliiiKi Head Itlll Tht tomimttet piopnscd todilnn the rje farmer from all pinl How in idi ijc did the I nited StaU.-. slxtiin bushtls (I aujjhttr j I hi j had phu c il a dutj on cahbiiKi ind tint was to It thi panacea for all ills Hit faiuitr i nil stand in lus talihaKi h tht woild (LaiiKhtti Ih n is a tahl head bill IheRepiilli ins Uaunul that tht home maiktt tin liest Tht IXmo cratic clium nns th it (lie home am) the foreign marktt wen (.nator than thi home market 1 he industries of the toun trj hud dneloped until they produced 1 percent moic than could be consumed in thiscountn Ihesuiplus nas roiiblantl} intrejismg and the quistion was n hat ton gress going tu do ah ut it The Dtmo cratic nas to let duttn thebainersand let the surplus go out to the people who wanti d it OppOKod to Subsidies. 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