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Evening Record, The (Newspaper) - March 5, 1908, Greenville, Pennsylvania THE EVENING RECORD ESTABLISHED MARCH 2 CENTS PER CLEVELAND DISASTER WORSE THAN EARLY REPORTS AN A WFUL SCENE Details of the Disaster Mentioned in the Evening Record Last Teachers Story LITTLE CORPSES PILED Id HEAPS 170 Children Perish in Burning of School Building at Collin Ohio SURPRISED BY DEMON ENEMY Too Late They Were Marshaled by Teachers In Familiar Flre Avenues of Escape Had Been Cut Off and Only Death Teacher Dies With Her March In one cf Its most terrible forms claimed be tween 160 and 170 school children of the North Colllnwood in the Tillage of an eastern sub when the school catch Ing fire from a defective was gutted in the space of half an The building belngInadequately pro tected by fire the children were unable to make their way to the lower floors in time to escape the flames as they shot up from the base ment and cut oft Starting the basement from the overheated fun Ihe fire gained tremendous head way before its presence was The fire drill was Inaugurated at once and those in the rooms on the lower floors quickly moved out of the build But when tho panicstricken lit tle ones In tho upper rooms attempted to make their way to the stairway the Jam of uncontrolled and fearstricken children grew until but few were ab to extricate themselves and they per ished almost within reach of Building Was The school was a twostory and attic brick building constructed about six years It was overcrowded with and it was found necessary to utilize the attic for those of the ages between six and Nearly all the children were killed In the mass st the firstdloor which This Is the Time of Year Everybody Boosier Kitchen Cabinets Another Large Con signmentJust THE QIBSON FURNITURE THE oTienou by men from the Lalte Shore railway who hurried to the A wall of flame had formed across and most of the children already were dead by tho time the doors were Approxi mately three hundred children attend ed the which had nine Janitor could remember lit tle of what happened after the flre I was sweeping the base he when I looked up and saw a wisp of smoke curling out from beneath the front I ran to the flre alarm and pulled the gong that sounded throughout the Then I ran first to the front and then to the rear I dont remember what happened except that I saw the flames shooting all about and the little children running down through them Some fell at the rear entrance nnd others stum bled over I saw my little Helen among I tried to pull her but the flames drove me I had to leave my little child to Teacher Among the Herter was badly burned about the Miss Catherine one of the nine teachers In the lost her life In a vain effort to marshal the pupils of her class and lead them to She died in the crush at the rear Her room was on the sec ond floor and when the flre alarm sounded she marched hor pupils out Into tho thinking it was only a fire There the truth dawned upon both teacher and pupils and con trol was The children in their frenzy plunged Into the struggling mass ahead of Miss Weller at tempted to stem the but went down under It and her body was found on hour later with those of her pupils piled high around Miss Weiler formerly lived in Detroit and was edu cated In Miss another was taken out alive but she cannot Within ilve hours practically all had been They were piled in Identifications wore made only by means of clothing or The flre had swept away nearly all resem blance to human features in the ma jority of Distracted parents soon began to gather and the work of identifying the blackened and mangled corpses Mothers on the At the temporary morgue the scenes became fourfold In the intensity of human suffering as mothers brothers and sisters passed up and down the lines formed of ICO To facilitate identification the bodies were numbered as they were received at the The flrst identification was made by the mother of Nels and Tommy age six and nine The heads and arms had been burned from both bod but the mother recognized the shoes on her childrens And so the disheartening work went ac centuated now and then by a piercing shriek or plaintive moan as a loved one was recognized by clothing or such ns ring or Besides tho children who were killed inside the three Ilttje Mary Anna Hoth and Ger trude were instantly killed by leaping from the attic to the Miss Ethel a teacher on tho first floor of the whose pu pils were youngest In the man aged to get all but three of her charges out of the building In Two of the smaller ones sbe carried in her Miss Anna principal of the and two of the Miss Gollmar and Miss es caped by one of the windows in the Miss the only teacher on the third formed her pupils In line and marched them down to the second finding the flames rushing up the she turned them around and hurried them back again to the bird She here broke a window with a chair get ting onto the platform of the flre es lifted out her pupils one by one and sent them Four or five children who broke from the line she had formed and ran down the stair j way were One of tho heroines of the catastro phe was little Marie Wltman of 6217 Lake She ran througtt the hnUs ami grasped her PISO s CURE Colds on the Chest I art the forerunners of A bad cold and its inevitable tearing respond rapidly to the soothindhealing influences of 1isos Because of its unequalled ijficacy in the treatment of throat and lung I together will its agreeable taste and freedom from harmful ingredi Pisos is the ideal remedy for women ami I There is throat or lung trouble that will not be j Quickly Relieved by Pisos Cure F01 COUGHS COLDS wnom sne mannsea to drag from the room and take out through a both of them being nearly strangled by the Teacher Tells Her i Miss Gollmar Bald It was I can see the wee things In my room holding out their tiny arms and crying to roe to help Their voices are ringing In my ears yet and I shall forget When the gong rang I started the pupils to marching from the At the front stairs I we were met by a solid wall of flame and We retreated and when we turned the children became panlc Btrlcken and I could not do anything with They became Jammed In the narrow stairway and I knew the only thing for me to do was to get around to the rear door if possible and help thosp who were near the en When I got there after climb Ing out of a window I found the chil dren so crowded In the narrow pas sageway that I could not pull even one of them Those behind pushed forward and as t stood there the little ones piled up one on Those who could stretched out their arms to me and cried for me to help I i tried with nil my might to pull tRern i out and stnycd there until the flames drove me i Another Miss Pearl narrowly escaped She was car ried toward the rear entrance by the rush of the panicstricken pupils and fell at the bottom of the stairs with numbers of the children on top of She lay there unable to rise because of the weight of the bodies upon Slu wan dragged from the mass of dead children just In time to save her own Women Faint at the One of the scenes of supreme horror that attended the lire occurred at the roar doorway of the building be fore the firemen This like the one in opened Inward and It was The children were piled up high against and when it finally was broken down by their weight and because of the fire that had partly burned and weakened the women who had gathered outside saw before them a mass of white faces and struggling The ilamea swept over the aisle while the I women stood unable to lift a hand to alpd the Many of the women were unable to withstand the sight and dropped fainting to the Among those who sought vainly through the morgue for their children was John Phillls of Poplar whose fifteenyearold daughter Is among the Her attention was I called to the fire her fouryearold who called her to come to the window nnd see the children playing on the fire Phillls ran to the sclioolhotiso and found her daughter among those penned in around the front She took hold of her but could not pull her Mothers Efforts In I reached in and stroked her said trying to keep the fire from burning her I stayed there and pulled at her and tried to keep the fire away from her till a heavy piece of glass fell on cut ting my hand nearly Then I fell back and my girl died before my Dale eight years was iden tified by a little pink bordered hand kerchief in which he had wrapped a new bright green The body of Russell nine years was made known by a fragment of a watch About the burned schoolhouse there are but few In one of these Clark Sprung Her little boy age was a pupil in the second When the flre started the mother ran over to the school and arrived when the first floor was a mass of At a win dow on that floor she saw the face ot her Ho recognized her and plead ed for Rushing across the Sprung secured a stepladder and placed it against the Climb ing she reached for her She caught him by the It burned off In her hands and the lad fell back into the Desolation unspeakable hangs over tho vicinity of the school mid the whole village of Tim school board mot In special session at the temporary morgue to discuss the while the coroner prepared to hold an Inquest to determine the eaiiBo and place tho responsibility for the Japan Threatens March special dis patch to the Morning Post from Shang hai says that the relations between China and Japan are seriously strained owing to the Biizure by China of the Japanese steamer Tatsu Maru off The dispatch further saysthtu Japan declares that she will regard the refusal to release the u a casus simFi THE NEW Some of the Smaller Stations Have Been While the Men Have Been to Comply with the NineHour Sixtyfive operators were added to tho Erie as the result of the order establishing ninehour days for the For the past three the various lines have been making preparations for the taking effect of the In many some of the little stations the roads have been dropped and the men who held posi tions in these outoftheway have been taken into the cities and nlaced at the The companies feared they would be unable to ac cede to the request of the be cause of an Insufficient number of op erators being on hence the tak ing of the operators at the smaller Some of tho larger railroads have closed up the small offices nnd will cover tho signal blocks by the use of In the Shore Michigan Southern road the The company hns a large number of telephones In use and eventually hopes to operate nil trains by instead of us ing the telegraph WASJPLUNDER Congressman Makes Sensational Charge in Re gard to Paper Trusts Lobby at Washington Ways and Means Committee IB Charged With Giving Paper Trust License to Gouge HITCHCOCK IS THE CRITIC COURTESY IN THE An Attempted Innovation That Did Not Meet With It is not always wise to force upon a people uew even those ot advanced In the face of long established Lady Burton dis covered this truth when she attempted to introduce European courtesy into the tells of her In Inner Life of The incident occurred at oue of lier own j It is de rlgueur every thin tea or sherbet comes In for every fresh relny of visitors that I should take It with thorn and drink 1 flrst arrived 1 used to get up as a mut ter of make the tea and coffee and carry it Tho dragomans would sit lazily and Oue day I asked thorn to get up and help They were pleased to do so and willingly handed the to any of the man or wom but not to their own who begged their pardon and were quite confused when I made it known this attention was for them as well us for The womcu looked appeal ingly ut me and stood praying not to be One man who was real ly In love with his i beautiful guve her n teacup as if It were n ROW with a little She kissed his Iiamt arid begged his I felt quite Indignant with the men for BO behaving to their moth ers and but one said to me do not tench our women things they do not know about and never After that I held my but 1 let him know that with Europeans It was the height of bad taste not to wait on ouy SOOTHES AND HEALS Hyotnei Gives Quick Relief In Ca tarrh Be wise in time and use Hyomel at I the first warning of catarrhal trou Do not let the disease extend along tho delicate mucous grad ually going from the nose to the theuce into the bronchial and then downward until the lungs are reached and you are in danger of Hyomel will cure all curable forms and stages of It Is BO uni formly successful In curing this com mon yet dangerous disease that Griffin takes all the risk of a trial There is no other treatment for catarrh that Is like Hyomel or just as None can take its none give such quick and sure relief nnd at so little Its medication ts breathed through a pocket Inhaler that comes with every thus reaching the moat remote cells of the air killing the catarrhal germs and soothing and honing the Irritated mucous Begin the use of Hyomet today and vou will soon find that the offensive the droppings into the the discharge from the nose and all other symptoms of catarrh are over come and The complete out fit costs but and ti Griffin stands ready to refund the money if Jt does not cure Nebraskan Attempts to Point Out to 4 House Why Newspapers Are Com pelled to Pay Monopoly Price for Paper Senate Discusses March The post office appropriation bill technically was under consideration In the but tho discussion under license of general debate took a wide Speculation in the tariff and a number of miscellaneous matters In turn occupied the whole time of the Sims of Ten nessee spoke iu favor ot the Burleson bill to abolish dealings In cotton fu Chancy of Indiana and Lindberg of Minnesota talked on the financial Hitchcock of Nebraska pleaded for the placing on the free list ot wood pulp and print paper and several others secured the floor for brief The charge was made on tho floor of the house of representatives by Hitchcock of Nebraska that the com mittee on ways and means had been a either knowingly or in igno to gigantic schemes of plun He was speaking on the tariff with special reference to the duty on wood although he re ferred to other He declared lhat the paper trust wrote Into the Dingley bill the paper schedule that the lumber trust wrote the lumber schedule tho steel trust the steel schedule and other trusts wrote other schedules affecting their Hitchcock presented records of the committee on ways and means in proof of an assertion previously made by him and which was then contro verted by Payne of New that the newspaper proprietors hnrt vigorously protested against the pro posed tariff on wood pulp and paper at the time the Dingley tariff bill was un der and that their rep resentative before the ways and means committee emphatically warned Paynes committee that the paper manufacturers were seeking the tariff as a shelter under which to create a great print paper Those news paper he at the time they appeared before the com mittee had warned Its members that If paper were put on the free list the creation of any would be impos Ho said that former Congress man a paper former Senator Warner Miller and Chlsholra of Maine all had spoken before the committee In advocacy of the and he charged that six months after the Dingley law went into effect the International Paper company was with those three gentlemen as its highest offi The real object of those who se cured the Dingley tariff on he was to capitalize the water power and spruce Currency legislation was the sub ject of consideration in the Senator Hepburn opposed tho pending bill and declared that it was useless and would not vote for Senator Hopkins spoke at length in support of tho Senator Bailey stated that he would speak on the currency bill Monday and Senator Depew will speak on Senator Alclrleh announced that he hoped to have a vote on the measure next Suit was Instituted In the supreme court of tho District of Columbia by Frank formerly of the New York against Congressman Wiley of Connecticut for damages amount Ing ot which Lord claims to have sustained through statements made against him by Lllley In con nection with his recent charges thnt undue Influence had been used in be half of the Electric Boat Johnson surrendered to Sheriff Flan agan by voluntarily coming out of the log barn on Yatos farm on Syca more nine miles from and giving himself up to the pig posse that had surrounded the place and held the desperado in siege since the previous exchanging many shots with the Three of the posse who were shot in attacks on the barn will They are William Math school shot In the head wounded in the and James also wounded in the Johnson kept yelling defiantly to tne posse that he would not surrender and that he would die but when the sheriff and deputies began making preparations to blow the barn to pieces dyanmite the negro gavf him self NEWSIBRIEF March Safe crackers robbed the Mount Orab bank In Mount east of of in currency and The robbers March Nancy sixtyeight years was burned to death at the home of her Her clothes are thought to have become ignited from a March While dig ging ore at the Hall furnace of the Re public Iron and Steel Philip an age twentyfive crushed to death it caved March Edward age was struck over the head with a billiard cue in a fight in a pool room and had his skull frac His condition Is He Is a son of the late Mayor March The Silas prominent Pro hibition leader and candidate for pres ident and governor at various la dangerously ill at his home near this He Is suffering from typhoid March The discov ery of a mans cap and some blood on the pilot of a locomotive which brought an eastbound express to the city started an that led to the finding of the mangled bodies of two men near Twentyfourth March The will of the for forty years a pastor at was the short est on record in this It reads After my death all my property be longs Evan Kathrina nnd the executrix Zelie March The de positors of the Leech burg Banking companys bank will be paid In according to a statement given out by the Safe Deposit and Title Trust com receiver for the Leeehburg In which closed Its doors three weeks March An involuntary petition in bankruptcy was filed In the United States district court against the Banner Baking Powder company by wedltors having claims exceeding Insolvency Is ad mitted by the treasurer and secretary of tho March gas ser was drilled in by the Wheeling and Plttsburg Oil company about four miles BQjiHi of gk on the which promises to even stronger than the Sutton a short distance which Is now making feet of gas every twentyfour March Cole who have been running an In dependent glass factory in this city tor the last two have signed the scale of the National Window Glass workers The plant will be run to its fullest capacity and give employment to seventyfive more Tho workers who struck at glass plant two weeks ago will go to work March and ISari Damon walked Into police headquar ters nnd gave themselves They are charged with the murder of Al bert Damon and Jane The two boys are sons of Alpbens brother of the dead who wan ar rested Four members of Damon family are now behind prison bars awaiting a hearing on the charge of double March Congress man Nicholas Longworth and Longworth were the guests of honor at a dinner given by the Buckeye Repub lican club in the Broad Oak Cov ers were laid for Longworth made an extemporaneous speech In which he jocularly referred to the at tack of stage fright which he suffered while making a speech at the Republi can state March Sanders Owens aroused neighbors at 6 oclock saying her son Robert was He was found lying in his bed with a bullet wound in his Owens could give no satisfactory explanation and when the police found the weapon with which young Owens was shot in a bureau drawer in an adjoining room they placed the woman and Joe a under March than one hundred petltlons to place names on primary ballots for members of the legislature were filed at the state There are 300 peti tions of all kinds on and It is ex pected that fully will be entered as the petitions of candidates for con senator and represent ative must be recorded at the state March 14 Is the last March Walking Into the saloon ot Charles Poi llceman Harry Jann drew a and with the You have in sulted me and I am going to ret shot dangerously wound Ing Jann walked out of the sa called up the station house and ordered the When it came he helped carry Hafer to the patrol and then Politics Is respon said At arch threatened to destroy the Piqua Memorial hospi tal and amid scenes of wild excite ment firemen rescued the sick and the nurses through the the corri dors and wards being filled with Several of the patients In critical Neighboring res idences were quickly converted into Impromptu The building was the flre being coirflned to the where It originated from an overheated steam aet DeWltts Carbollzed Witch Hazel Is good for Sold by Harry Wall Paper Remnant at Thursday SHOOTSTHREE MORE Negro at Bay In Barn Finally Sur renders to March With drawn rifles a company of deputy sheriffs around Frank negro murderer in charge of Sheriff Flana hurriedly forced a way through the mob of who surrounded the county jail and sheriffs residence last evening and the prisoner was safely taken through the parlor of the sher iffs residence Into the So quickly was the prisoner hurried through the crowd that there was lit tle opportunity for demonstration or Cambridge unusual attractions to the rest and ieasure A thoroughly modern icauuful unexcelled Cambridge Waters have been Uglily orscd by the most eminent physi cians for their curative and arc especially recommended for dyspepsia and all other stomach Easily accessible from your Extremely low Accommodates 600 Booklet on ;