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   Republican Press, The (Newspaper) - February 11, 1926, Salamanca, New York                               MEMBEF, OF TED ASSOCIA PRESS CIRCULATION Average for Decembter 2392 69th Year, No. 243 SALAMANCA, N. Y., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1920 PETROLEUM'OUT-PUT IN 1925 BJGGEST EVER, Associated Press Washington, Feb. iiclrol- euin output of tho.Unitoii Stales dur-; ing 1020 is believed by the nurcau or.Bitter jj pn boilicil ot lwo Illon uvi. Minos lo have o-vccded all previous Singles Copies 3o; 15c a Week; By Mail 4ftc a Month BODIES OF TWO MEN POUND IN AUTOMOBILE; j BOOTLEG FEUD THEORY Associated Press Younsrstowii. 0., Feb. 11.- The COAL PARLEYS Operators' and Miners' Com- adel- with Flames destroy Strand Theatre, menacing Busi- iness District, and while thai; Blaze is at Its Height Wells Garage bursts into Flames. LOSS ESTIMATED AT ABOUT FALLING WALL INJURES SEVERAL Family in Aparlnienl over Garage barely escape in Night Clothing, with Mercury siamling'al 4 Towns asked to send Aid. Two fires, involving a total loss es- timated roughly at and in which several persons were injured, two of them seriously enough to be hospital patients today, destroyed the Strand theatre building, Mnph! street, owned by the Schine Tliealrjc- company, and the ,1. E. Wells gai- age. Broad streel, last night: Members of the Andrew Dietermrm family, who lived in one of the apart- ments over the Wells garage, escaped from their home, in the'r night clothes. J.Ir. and Mrs. Ilieterman stepped on- to the lop of an automobile driven close to tlie building and were saved. Firemen Injured Six persons are said to have been injured when Ihe cement block wall of (lie .Strand Iheafre collapsed at about 2.30 Hiis morning. Those mor-i seriously injured were Krwin Waite. 20 years old, Summit street, 1'rae- tnro of Ihe left leg; Edward T. Myers, 17 Onler street, injuries to bolh legs; Claude Perrigo, Summit street, gen- eral bruises. Some of Ibe flr-omen, .lighting the blaze in near zero weath- er, suffered from frost bile. Waito, a volunteer Salamanca flri man, and Myers, a paid fireman, sli are in Ihe hospilal. Claude Perrlgo, volunteer, was able lo leave the ho; pilal afler receiving treatment, an relurned to continue fighiing tlie fin. Bernard Day-of Ultlo Valley suffe: ed injuries to his feet, contusions, an burns on bolh hands. He receive dressings at (he hospital. Howard Burnmnrk of T.ltllc Valloj received injuries to both fort. Jlo w.i able lo leave Ihe liospilal. John Worlh of Lillle Valley hai his h'ff. hand frozen and went to ill hospilal for a dressing. All the men injured arc said io lum been hurl while fighting the fire at tin Slrand. TIu: two fires, about half a mi'' dislanl from each other and in 'sec tions of the rily separated by lh> Allegany river, gave local firemc: more than they could handle, and ai was summoned from Little Valley Olean and Bradford. Basement in Flames ud bhK.ard in a. week ih.it burled spot for 12 hours. They are workin Northeastern United Stater, uniler two on Hie theory that a liquor feud was i leei of si-.ov.-. look 1C lives and held drenching il received Monday night. .Miss Helen Schwenk, who lives al 21 .Maple Etivot. first discovered thc-j lire, it is said, and called firemen by telephone. Her attention was alfraci- rd .by Ibe barking of a dog, and look- ing out she is said to have seen lwo men emerging from Ihe alley which runs from Maple to Wihhvootl, along! Ihe theatre building. She saw the smoke from (he blaze, and turned in the alarm. This was about 10 minutes after 10. When firemen arrived they found the fire well spread through (he basement. the set-lion virtually snov.'bouml i'or hours. Adding lo Ihe heavy snowfall of lale last which look lives in ihe Kasl. I onlay's slorm clinked responsible for Ibe dealh of Ihe men. last night's conflagration completely wiping out the theatre, stocky of the stores the building housed, and the furniture of upwards of nine families which had been stored in the base- ment. W. L. Trass, loeal manager of the ficliino Theatrical Company, owners of. the S'trand building, cslimalcd the loss to his company at this including the building, insured and the equipment ami tix- lures of the theatre and dance hall, the amount of Insurance on which Thn5' 1lai1 fishlins I'tllo more could not be learned here. It is be- licyeil Hie loss is fniriy well covered by insurance. Tlie stock of the II. K. S'utcliffe shoe store on the ground lloor of tlie Strand building suffered the next heavies! Just what Ibis would amount to could not he definitely learned Inrlay. -Mr. SutcHfTo carried insurance on tlie stock, it is said. Effort to recoup Revenue "I- Losses. Associated ljress Washington, Senate vote Snow was general from South- western Pennsylvania and Xorthwost- tomorrow on passage of the tax West Virginia to Atlantic tion bill was forecast today by Chair- coast. Early Passage posal to increase Automo- bile Speed Limit to 35 Miles. Albany, Feb. 10. -When Ihc Lower Tiiis time the scene is again In Plfladclphia where the negotiating committee of the operators and the sabscale commiftee of the miners art; assembled, hut not In direct touch with each other. operators are In the Hitz-Carl- lon, the minors in tlie Bellevue-Straf--' ford, across the street. Both sides de- ny there is anything directly pending between fact, each gave the samp reason for assembling "legislative matters." of an hour it was possible fo hopo: Washington, Feb. Senale added lo its S352.000.000 The Strand fire broke, out about 10 o'clock, and I lie building, damaged in a fire Monday nighi, complete ly gulled, so I hat 'only sections of the walls remain standing. Firemen, sum- moned by an alarm at 10.10, found (be bnsen'nnt a mass of (lames. Ufforls to eonfine file flamer. there proved fu When lliis fire was at iis height, the flames beginning lo break through the roof, llpi- Wells garage, a large. 'two slory frame structure, was dis- covered to be. on (ire and tlie second alarm of the night was turned in. This burned rapidly, destroy- ing at least four automobiles, machin- ery, slock and fixtures of tlie garage, and all the belongings of the Andrew IMcterman and Emory Simmons fam- ilies, who occupied apartments on the second floor. At about the time that the garage walls fell in Ilio flames caught on (ho residence of Dr. C. A. Lawler next door, nml burned woodwork about the windows before Ihcy were extinguish- ed. Thin residence, a frame structure which had been veneered wilh brick. successfully served as a barrier lo further spread of (he flames, aid- w} by snow on Ihe roots which pre- vented sparks from selling other houses on flro. Otherwise, it is believ- ed, the row of frame residences, among them some of the finest in Gnves Gome Articles Al Niles, whose shop was located in ihe once used as a city hall, mffored almost a lotal Joss of his stock ami enuipr.ionl, estimated a( Ho carried no insurance. Mr. Niles succeeded in carrying some of slock to safety. .Taek who ran a shoe re- pairing shop in the Slrand building, estimates his loss at with no insurance. In falling the chimney on Ihe Strand building ivent through the than an hour, however, when the ,ax reduction bill today after voting lo fiames began lo break through the j roof. Sparks were carried on the wind; fore03 in loward Ihe cast and fear was ex-! pressed for nearby buildings. The lo- calion of the fire threatened the norlh side business dislriet partic- rout as the taxes on automobile pas- first len flays of February. While Ihcy are piowiirg in Albcrla. Canada, forecasters see a dislurbancc headed thai. way. While a l.-nramie rancher was Caleb- ing grasshoppers as an indication Ihal tnrs and trucks, ''admissions i winler was over, 10 inches of snow was and dues were voted out ot tlie bill in rapid order, adjournment was laken ilarly. Snow on the roofs, however. mini tomorrow when Chairman Smool. the ci'y, between Ihe home and the First M. K church, would liavs been destroyed. 'Losses are Heavy .Nearly of the, loss as roughly estimated loday was Ihe re- sult of the firo at Ihe Strand theatre, roof of the.house of Mrs. Kilith Gary, Horth avenue, immediately in the rear of the Slrand, causing consider- able damage lo Ihe house. The fur- nifuro in Hi" bouse was walov soak- oil as well. Mrs. Cary carried insur- ance on bolh the residence and furni- ture. Upwards of nine families had fur- niture, part of it valuable antiques, slored in I IIP Strand Ihealre. The amounl of Hie loss on (his and insur anco eould not be determinec foday. Tlie loss of Ibis furuilure maj swell Ihe lolal damage considerably J. E. Wells Loss TIio loss in the fire which destroyer Ihe J. E. Wells garage is roughly at Mr. Wells owned Ihe building, on which -ho carried insuri'i-nce. Machinery, slock ind fixtures dor.troyed were covered insurance. Two antomo- dies known (o have been destroyed in be wore Insured for Mr. owned (lie. new cars. Two olh- >rs wr.ro owned by M. ,1. Edmunds and A'.'iltiT Heigle. They were deslroyed. All of Ihe furniture and other ii'flsions of the Dielerman and Sim- lions families were deslroyed. An- [rew nielerm.Tn carried insur- inee on his furnilnrn, nnd Kmory Simmons carried insurance. There was no show or dance in Ihe strand theatre building last night, and mass meeting for men and boys held n the theatre was over some little inie before the blaze was discovered, nd all of the audi_ence had left. Probe Origin of Fire Some aspects of the fire lead lo lie belief that it may have been of icendiary origin. A member of (be re commission sail! loilay Hint Ihe oninii.-siou was investigating to de- M-m'no if possible the cause. No signs of fire were observable in the theatre during the lime Ihe mass meeting was in progress, and Assistant Fire Chief Andrew Lea'skey declares that, there was no sign of fire when ho Inspected the building shortly after (he. mass meeting was aided Ihe firemen. Garage Catches Fire II was just as the flames were be- ginning to break through that the -Weils garage was discovered to bo on fire. The alarm was sounded. Little Valley, Olean and Bradford were called on for aid. Little Valley! volunteer's responded at once, and j Braiiford sent a truck wilh hose, a big need at (bat time. When Iho Little .Valley firemen ar- rived Hie two story frame building bousing Ihe Wells garage, directly falling in Philadelphia and -Washing- final passage was sought, but afler considerable debate it was placed Tip- on Ihe calendar for Monday night be- cause Assemblyman Clarnjost was not prosonf. Assemblyman John Boyle, Jr., of Suffolk, declared during the course of discussion on Ihe bill that "it i.-; inviting the very tiling we are at- ton, 11. C., wilh a fool or more further norlh. of the Finance Committee announced i Tllc slorin, now headed norlheaster- lonipljig to of children by speeders." The Senate loday received a favor- able report from its Finance Coininit- lie would ask for reconsideration of, I.v in the Atlantic ocean, whipped huge, j tpo OI] (llc some of (be actions taken loday and for a final vote on the Repeal of Jho inheritance lax, pro- vided for in (he bill as presented to the Senate by ils finance committee, was approved, 4'J to eighteen Dem- ocrats joining with 31 Republicans in supporting the proposal. Declaring it a "damnable outrage lo lake Ihe lax off the Sen- ator Couzens, Republican. Michigan, seas and drove shipping lo shelter. I for e.v- 1'atrol station C 126 was a tolal loss imslm ani, or Uie slato.3 .across the slreet from the home of Hon. A. T. Fancber, was a mass of names. Escape'in Night Clothes Mr. nnd Mrs. Dielerman nnd (heir lwo children, one aged about -1 years am] Hie olhor less than a year, were one of I lie sixleen Republicans who wb.cn it went ashore on the Rhode Island coasl. The crew of six escaped. Railroad Irafllc suffered heavily, (hough energetic snow removal mas- 'ierotl (lie silnal.ion quickly. Freight Irallic on the New York, New Haven Hartford railroad was badly imped- ed, and passenger (rains of Ibe Washington, Feb. of the federal government are taking a very active, interest in the renewed negotiations for peace in the anthra- cite Industry. Although President Coolidge apparently is not prepared to abandon his policy of non-interven- tion, Ihe mediators of the Labor De- partment are concerning themselves directly Avlth Ihe peace discussions, and proposed plans for settlement are receiving careful scrutiny In high official circles. Secretary Davis dis- cussed the situation today with Pres- ident Coolidge. Harrisburg. Feb. Negotiating rommittcs of the anthracite operators and miners would be called on by the' Pennsylvania legislature to resume negotiations at once and to remain in session until an agreement is reach- ed, under a resolution- presented in (he House today by the Committee on Mines. It was laid over until the next session, which wil Ibe held Monday night. pnrk system. Thse bill this year 1ms aro a sun-cring f, received the approval of Govemor ,VOUJ lwo' olhW3 wen Smith Republican loaders. Lapt year a similar measure was passed by both Houses but vuloed by the Governor, who objected (o a pro- vision Ilif Land Tlnnrd j (lie approving body for park land pur Scranton, Pa., Feb. 11. Two men from stab beaton up in a clash between several hundred men and- coal bootleggers at Carbon- dale today. Police rescued Thomas nnd Gnorge Tlobbs ns they were at- tacked by (ho crowd while hauling -Shore Lin.-" tl.rnusli tiio !s llot drifls an mimifes fo two nnnrs Isle.! billi ;i com- fn f .._ wh.n lnfp fls fflr wpg( ns iancu levy, than Ind a of lippub- burgh. licans in voting with an almost solid Domocrulic liuonp lor 7Tpoal of the othor taxes acted upon. "On ahead and ruin your fiena in nitflif. irlnfbos when the fire tor shouled repeal of Ihe r-n I Several small towns were cut off from lhe Dnlsido world by the drifts. prising fhe Governor and Ihe chair- men of the Senate and Assembly Fin- ance Committees having been substi- tuted. "i bags of coal from a dump. r! i FRED HEIL, ALLEGANY, HELD ON LIQUOR CHARGE Alleged Proprietor of Road The storm caused a railway side-j compulsory physical House arreSted by Sheriif- swipiiiK accidnnl near Ttevere, for all operators and '_ in which. 50 persons were hurt. ope I chauffeurs of motor vehicles, and for Two Boarders fined for Thefts. aulomobde jiasseimer car lax, mvolv- niotormea of all street cars and rapid have relatives. Mrs. Simmons and the Simmons and dues, also proposed by Senator King, was accepted by a vote of to mis. Simmons and tlie Mmmons 'Ihe Finance. Cotmnitloe h.'id voted babv aie visidng in Wesi Hiokorv, Pa., anrl Mr. Rimmons was not at home al [lie iime of the fire. Mr. Wells was up (own walchin? firemen fichl Ihe conflagralion at Ibe lo CHI f'O.OOO.nnn in revenue annually from this lax by inereasini; exemptions of tickets costing 50 cents and less lo tickets costing 75 cenls and less. Ke- COASTGUARD PATROL peal of the tax adds to tlie Slrand thcalre when Ins IniildiiiR' caugid. lire, llr says of bis em- ployes, who was in I lie oflict! of th total reduction. The commit lee ;ilso had voted to re- aimed, in order lo prof ret lives distilled spirits, ab< pedestrians and oilier automobilists. bottles home brew, two barre about .150 partly Under another measure lo lie niicd with wine. There was a 1C foot BOAT GOES ASHORE ''y Assemblyman Landau, next i jn iho place anil two rooms were I week, marriages lie void if con-1 mted with three small tables each, traded by persons under 1C years of i The sheriff was accompanied by Sam New London, Conn., Feb. age, and void for persons between the I Locke, Krie railroad deteclivc at guard patrol boal attached lo Ihe I ages of HI and IS unless consent of .it I olean, who had a warrant for Mark base here, was luc.iled Ibis iiflorniKV.i i least one of Hie parents of eacli per-1 Williams and John Ryden, who board- on Ihe eastern end of Long Island. son had been The consent jjeil part of Hie time. They garage, first discovered Iho blaze, j :l pPI' lcly afler haviiig been missing nenrly 21 'of a judge of Ihe children's court. Charge.! ivitli stealing coal from which siarl.-d in the southwest cor- trucks which II was csii- j Hie siirrogale of Hie county in whicli i me ,-ailroad. They were arrested and ner of the buildhiK. in or near tlie batlery charging room. Fed by oil and grease on the lloor, and w'lh an old, frame building as fuel, the flames spread rapidly. Within a short lime after the alarm was turned in the building was a mass of flames, light- ing up the sky more than did flic fire terday morning during Ibe slorm, In- lo headquarlera by telephone. nnally, hut thin was voted down. 54 to K s .-..ported quired, under Ihe measure. 12. The House also has voted to re- peal the present 3 per cent.- tax on trucks. The bill, as il stood tonight, pro the person resides, also would lie re- arraigned before Justice of the Peace i.M. P. Clairs of Allegany charged with Representatives of Hie slate, mimic-i larceny, and were fined vides for lofal tax reduction of or .1 lioat is high and dry. out of immediate j ipalilies and railroads met in confer- j They paid the lines, danger, and the crew is safe. Btiffnlonian Appoint-d. i ence yesterday over tlie Hewilt bill intended to provide machinery for I carry.'ilK. out the grade h Today in Washington _ at" Ihe Strand theatre.' Wind born I n1Pssure ani1 Knami today announced Ihe appoint- j ed last fall, and found themselves in j Tax bill fight continues In Senate. more lhan pro- 1 Albany, Fell. Secretary of State crossing elimination bond issue adopt- over, about d.-lfi o'clock. Mr. through the basement, where most of the fire Monday night was confined, and where tlie fire started last, night. Manager Trass of Ihe Andrews adds lo this that one of his mtn was in the sparks were extinguished by fhe snow on Hie roofs of nearby bouses. Little Valley Aids Lillle. Valley firemen made Hie run from Hie village in record lime. The: limit of tax reduction set by Secretary mpnt or K n Backer of Buffalo as accord in practically all of Ihe import- second deputy Secretary of Stale (ojant features of Ihe plan embodied. Mellon. 1 House leaders already have, served notice (hoy would oppose repeal of the ;i lax, and il is said by some 'driver of one of Ihe I wo trucks had I lra'U'rs in his face badlv frozen, il is said, and j was taken to Iho hospilal for treat- ment as soon as he arrived. At mid- according Ho the temperature fill (be caused.by the promo- lion of Mark Slern of Kehenecfady to 'the lirat ch'piilynhip. IIouse bl" (inally wi" Somc Hov.'i'ver. on j Ratifics' Urussels. Feb. 10. Under Ihe provisions of the meas- ure, Ibe Public Service Commission -Oil Conservation Conference con- cludes. House takes up War Department Appropriation bill. (Continued on Pace 7) Only Four for Child Labor Amendment Washington, Feb. stales have rejected or postponed ac- tion on Ihe proposed Child Labor am- endment to the Constitution, while only four, Arizona. Arkansas, Califor- nia and Wisconsin have approved it, Socrelary Kellogg today informed the House. the linal disposition of tile provision j Washington agreement for seltlenienl for a retroactive reduction on the, of Hie Uelgian debt lo Hie United higher inheritance rates provided States was ratified by Hie Chamber of tlie revenue act and which Deputies today, was approved today by the Senate. Gasoline Tax Hearing Feb. 16. Gasoline Goes Up. Albany, Fell. lillh has been New York( Fe'b. advance of set as the date for a hearing oo the one-half cent a gallon in the price oflfivr gasoline lax hills introduced this railroad tank car gasoline at New'session. York, Philadelphia and all Atlantic coasl terminals was announced loday by the Sinclair Hefining Company. The new price la 12 1-2 cents. Another Car Kgg screened coal, wonderful for hard per Ion de- livered. Call SKI. Ip 2-11 3t would designate Hie crossings which Kobinson coal bill considered by which public safely demand shall be Senale committee, eliminaled. Tlie cos! in accordance j Military and nnvii'l committees of wilh Iho bond issue amendment, is lo House resume defense hearings, be, borne lo the extent of 50 per cent. by the railroads. per cent, by Ihe j slate and a like amount by the inunicl palll'os. Other provisions on the finan- cial phase of the proposal are also In- cluded. e j fl l- i DUlinLU Lockport Boy Hangs Self. Locfcporl. Fell. by his mother for losing money given him to buy groceries, IS year old Frederick 'Smith banged himself tote after- noon from it tree back of the farm barn. East Ijitffalo, Feb. 11 Itccelpts 275, slow un-.l steady. 100, active and 3200, slow; best grades steady to strong; lights steady- to 10 lower. Sheep and COO, slow and unchanged.   

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