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Evening Record, The (Newspaper) - October 19, 1908, Greenville, Pennsylvania RECORD ESTABLISHED 1897t PRICE 2 CENTS PER Shelter and 26 LIVES SACRIFICE TO FIRE Country Surrounding Laid Waste People Mourn Over Ashes of Their Homes and Warner Issues Proc lamation Calling For Forage and Building Mate Already on the1 Tales of Suffering fold by in the open fields or huddled In the few buildings and shacks left are hun dreds of women and who are in abject need of the abso lute necessities of Many of them were driven from their homes In the night only partially Not only the stores and houses have teen destroyed the crops are also and the unfortunates look to tie outside for food as well as Che relief problem Is occupying the ictlve attention of this city and all of the communities in this section of the state which escaped the But one fresh report of the loss of life has come in Henry his wife and two children are be jlieved to have been cremated on their barm near Between Metz and Jftogers City iore bodies haive been foundf making total of twentysix lives that are j nown to have been lost in Presquej lie arid Alpena countiessince Thurs Cltlxeni Await Flre last night reported in Mnlneht dirigetf has been with which was reported de la alsb The village of isen has been in grave but i chances to escape destruction are fought to be Alpena is still j by but is not in dan unless the wind the From 500 to men are con tantly on the flre line fighting the lues back and working to protect ie The population of the city ready to respond at a moments no ce a flre Up to noon forty dwellings and sixtyare barns been reported destroyed In AM county alone Added to thjs is ttie tills county of several thou sand head of imple boats ted thousands ot acres of hardwood A public meeting was held here In a theater and a genera relief commit tee of twentyflve members was formed i to take charge of relief j Colonel sent by Governor Warner to investigate the needs of the burned telegraphed to the governor from Have been all over the Metz Terrible davas tatlon anil fam ilies homeless and Procla mation should ask people to send cloi h uten sils and forage for especially School Children Flee From Out of the burned district there are now coming some stories of suffering and dangers endured by those who survived ftie Miss Cassle Row land had twentysix children In her school near At the after noon recess the air was Half an hour later the woods about the little schoolhouse were blazing fierce The children started for their homes but were compelled to go to a neighboring house for Miss Howland says she could hardly face the wind during the walk of a quarter j of a mile to her own After she reached it the heat grew so Intense that the women were compelled to seek shelter in the cellar while the menfought to save the says Miss refugees who had escaped with their lives by lying In the plowed fields with their faces burled In the sand began to They kept coming through all the all more or less burned in their flight through the A boy by tho name of one of the family of children which on Saturday was re ported brought in the charred remains of his little sister in his pocket His father and mother had already arrived at our Their grief was Then another of their a little arrived carrying a The childs dress was completely burned off ami her little body was a mass of blis Whole Families Wiped charred remains of Herman her three children and two hired John Samp and Leo wern brought to Rogers City from Prentice situated twelve miles east along the shore from Rogers Herman husband of the dead and the two men were em ployed in lumbering operations for Lewis of this place and lived sev eral miles from their nearest neigh The slxvictims were surrounded and burned to death by forest Herman J3rke and MB eldest daughtei were belnz absent from the Store Of Exclusive Styles Without A Doubt The Best Line of Gowns and Dressy Tailored Suits and Evening Wraps In Our City Is Now Being Shown Here Our Motto Not But How Good See Our Line Before 7O8 State Street camp aUhVttme of the John another employe at the Erke said that when the flames broke upon them the older peo ple caught up the children anil ran tor Lake about a mile Gros Insky aaid he didnt know which child he but that he saw his com panions drop when a veritable putt of fire blew upon them and that some where In his flight he dropped the child he was He finally dropped exhausted in a cleared The dead children ranged In age from two to twelve Matthew a sixteenyear old who came to town from Po said that he believed his Estella and her seven who lived five miles south of were cremated In their Neither he nor his people could got to the farmhouse In which the family was Governor Issues Reports from the forest flre district In North ern Michigan are but there are indications of Improvement in the general situation as far as Immi nent danger to IWo and property is But as to the victims who survived the destruction of their homes and villages conditions are piti ful In the extreme with the likelihood of greater distress and many deaths from exposure In the event of a sud den drop In temperature tailing upon the halfclothed refugees camped In box cars and open Governor Warner has Issued an ap peal to the people of Michigan for con tributions and Mayor Thompson of Detroit has called a special meeting of the common council for this morn ing to consider the A public meeting will also be held In the mayors office for the same and Bishop Williams of the Episcopal diocese of who has just re turned from the fire will be asked to describe conditions as he wit nessed The Detroit board of commerce held a meeting at the Detroit club to ar range the details of shipping a prelim inary car loadof provisions and bed ding and Governor Warner has direct ed Adjutant General McGrenn to take the initiative In similar measures at Grand ANNOUNCES TRAGEDY A Home 53 Mercer Street The Gillespie property now owned by C Newell is offered for sale at a property sold for above amount last year and is worth This is an excellent opportunity to get a fine home and all modern conveniences and centrally Make us GILLESPIE rf h i t t is Loses Life fighting John Blackburn was burned to death near her fighting forest With other members of the family she was at tempting to stay the which threatened her and her dress caught The situation in this ity is Nearly all the small mountalristreams tributary to the Po tomac river are dry and the Western Maryland railroad gets a poor supply from the In ihe vicinity Thomas the isSo tmolfln some of the railroad cuts that the engineers can see but a few feet OLD VILLAGE Quaint Structures For Confinement of Roguen and Several villages in the midlands pos sess In more or less ruined state their old parish commonly known a Leicestershire close to the South Derbyshire possesses its a quaint stone building eighteen feet high and eight feet six Inches diameter Tho walls are fifteen Inches The door Is of stout studded with many large iron The lock is very and the key hole Is covered with an iron which itself has to be unlocked by a spanner before the door key can be Ventilation Is afforded by small holes punched In an Iron six fixed In the cen ter of the There Is no At the village to the old lockup is a seven sided brick badly In need of an opportunity for archae ologists which it is hoped will not be Both at Breedon and Worth ington these diminutive disused pris ons are on the roadside adjacent to tho or so that the constable had conveniently side by side the strayed cattle uud any buman rogues or vagabonds he had charge There are similar old lockups ut Smisby and two villages close to Leices Sheffield England Teie A De 1 found the dorg your wife is udvertlslu a reward uv eh De and If you dont gimme Ill take It back to Philadelphia VERIBEST RUBBER Wealthy Broker THen Murders Woman and Himself reputed to be worth half a mil lion dollars and well known through out the west as a shot and killed Eva whose company has been keeping tor some and then took his own The shooting occurred at the home of Miss whither the two had driven In an auto The tragedy occurred about oclock and was discovered an hour later by aspecial officer who was sent to the Hart home at the request of Sleumaus office About 11 oclock Comstock received a telephone message front Sleuman In which the latter requested Coinstock to communicate with his brother in and Inform him that a terrible tragedy was about to Comstock quickly called jjp the police station and told them of what he had The night sergeant attempted to reach the Hart home by but was told by the telephone central office that the receiver vyas off the hook and that the place could not be An officer was to the Hart home and as he approached the Hart home met Mlsa Harts who was Just from the the The two house to gether and Sleuman and Miss Hart lying on the of the front both dead Sleuman has an Invalid wife In Bulgaria Backs Bulgaria has backed according the Turkish and not only the probability of which appeared Imminent recently been1 but an understanding between Bul garia and Turkey Is The am bassador practically admitted that the two countries were on tffa war and explained that his denial of the mobilization of the 5jurklBh troops literally true It wag equally true that mobilization bjen previously ordered and then A thicker coating than any other Rubber Roofing on the market Notb ing bettor regardless ot Needs no GET OUR MoHtnryMlllhouM Four Children to overheat ed stove set flre to a dwelling at Sum mit a mining town ten west of and four chlldrep their lives The dead age fifteen Robert thirteen Joseph age Ohlilw age twenty West On his own petition Major former auditor general of Pennsylva was adjudged a voluntary bank The drouth here is more severe than at any time of the water says there is only a months supply In sight Tihe seven tieth wedding anniversary of Joseph and Rebecca Byers was celebrated by the couple at the Ohio Masonic where they Superintendent John Parsons had an elegant dinner served In honor ot the A water famine threatens that portion of Beth lehem supplied from the borough which has served the town since The spring is gradually falling and there are only fourteen inches of water in the As Fi Baldwin entered her home after a short absence she saw a welldressed stranger descending the front porch She supposed he was merely a canvasser but discovered Jewelry and other valuables worth were miss Hollis age swallowed a piece of slate pencil while at school and after returning home swallowed a When he went to bad was seized wtth a of The button came but he strangled on the pen cil and After languish ing sixmonths in Jail on the charge of having robbed a cigar Mau rice Snooks has every prospect of be ing Chief of Police Smith received word that Frank ar rested at had confessed to the Frank Cou a politician of Warren county and cashier of the federal customs office at was acquitted by Jury of the charge of Cou den was charged wfth having killed Fred MoPermltt near the Couden home In He pleaded Hiram Harper age fiftynine a leading capitalist of this City fend well known to New Yorjf city died at his home Of Hit Illness was In directly caused by the Jamaica earth quake of several months Peck was In Jamaica at that time and the physicians say be never recovered from the Today Al toona and vicinity Is covered by a pall of smoke caused by extensive forest fires in the mountains west of the city the prevented a detp red color as nan seen through a dark The long continued drought Of TRISTATE NEWS IN BRIEF he shot at a jaybird and killed a robin Robert a was flnert and steal Ing a lout of bread Stanley was held for Michael Is a la borer and had been out of New liv ing fortyeight hours after being burned over twothirds of her body Mairtha age daughter of Attorney and Charles Is Powell of Connellsvllle was drowned In the Monongahela With two other men he was in a which sank through being overloaded with tive Provance has made informa tions against twentythree merchants of Charlerol tor selling clgarets and clgaret makings to boys under twenty one years of did damage to the plant of ths Youngstdwn iron and Steel Roofing The ftreprooflng department of the covering an acre and a was totally Fire which started from a spark of a Big Four engine farm of James west of La Is sweeping over that section and devastating many acres of pasturage and miles of tube mill equipped with all the latest Im proved machinery is to be erected at Glrard by Byers of Pitts now constructing a big puddle mill and two skelp mills In that OH Ga vin of a age was found dead in bed In a rooming house here under mys terious The bed and clothing wore saturated with choloro THE SCOURING A Queer Plant That Can Be Changed Into a The scouring Equisetum hie Is an Interesting plant which boa been put to practical In old times Its flinty stems were In great repute for kitchen cleaning The stems are hollow and areeasily separated at the If one would satisfy himself as to the peculiar prop that first suggested the use of this rush for scouring purposes he has to draw a Joint acrossthe edge of his teeth to find it like a A very pretty chemical experiment to frequently made with the It one takes a small vial of nitric acid intbwUJch any orainWjt nerfdls ln merged be will quickly see It literally eaten up by the But what does the scouring rush do under such circumstances Immediately upon Its introduction to the acid the sizzling process The green pulp of the stem Is grad ually the still retaining its becoming paler and paler in color until after a few hours the specimen Is transformed into a pure white alabasterlike column which defies any further attack from the On taking it from the vial and wash Ing It carefully In running water the operator holds In bis hands a beauti ful tube of glassy or an object of great microscopic beauty of The scouring rush Is no longer a but a and In observing its skeleton of atone the secret of Its utility as a scouring brush is easily York DUTCH STREET The Conductor Doou menti Than a Countries may be knowii by their The rush and Jar of our big cities are exemplified In the rude transit of Us So the character of orderly little Holland may be gathered from observation of her car Says Higinbotham in Three Weeks in Holland and Bel Street car fare In Holland Is 3 cents a and for 4 cents you receive a return The conductor carries more documents than a For every fare be opens an aluminium about 4 by 0 and hands out a re ceipt or a return as the case may When the passengers pay their tick ets he places the tickets In a leather pouch hung by a strap round bis It is Important that you retain the re ceipt given for at uncertain In wrvals a controlleur gets on the car and examines all puts his 1C on them with a rubber stamp and compares the result with the man ifest or log carried by the It Is quite the correct thing to tip the conductor with a Dutch cent or Bach car bos a card inside itatlng how many places there and on each platform It another saying how many people may stand When the seats and both platforms are full the sign Vot Is put up and no more are permitted to get Our car probably bad thirty people IP It and on the and was turn Ing business away at every 1 ShbK Drawing For Trlpp County Lands Be gins Today at Without a single serious breach of the law tor the twelve days that It took place the registration or the opening ot tho Tripp county lilids waa The registration was This was larger than the registration at Bone where there wore appli cations Bert Murphy of Chicago placed the last paper in the iron There were about persons in front of the government building when the registration They gath ered in the large tent whore the draw Ing begins today as soon as the offices were closed and were informed of the plans for the The tent where the drawing takes place is large enough to hold several thousand In stead of taking the names from a churn as as done at Bonesteel and other openings the applications will be dumped out of the iron cans onto a large The papers will be stirred with a fork and the drawings made from the daugh ter of Charles mayor of Dal and Virginia daughter of and Ed will select the first The total registration at Dallas was and at Gregory was Got Near A primary teacher was presenting her class selections from the story of Hiawatha preparatory to taking up the Hiawatha The story was prefaced by a few remarks In regard to the poet and bis love for In reviewing the lesson she asked Bow many remember the name of the poet who wrote ttoi Dp went many maytell tk tddefl aotlclug IHtte w Democrats Publish More The following contributions fo the Democratic presi dential campaign fund received on 17 were made known at Demo cratic headquarters nil Henry Roger Indiana James KentuckyrMercer county con Massa Mis Bren New William Jaines Pennsylvania Samuel McDonald Bryan and Kern McDonald Bills county Bryan club Virginia Bryan Kern Lamb Tigers Beit the an exhibition baseball game the Detroit baseball team of the American league won from the worlds champion Chicago team of the National league by a score ot 7 to Exhibitions base Ing and hitting were given by the Detroit winningthe bunt and run to Jlrgft base In 3 15 sec Cobb also won the 100yard dash In 10 25 seconds and circled the hoses In Overall won the fungo hating and YANKEE FLEET AT YOKOHAMA Japanese Warmly Greet Admiral Sperry and tils Men BATTERED WJEMf STORM Old Seadogs Declare They Never Saw Anything Like the Gale They En countered on Trip From Phlllpplnfcs to Separated From Fleet But Arrives Safely In Ceremonial Visits Exchanged Be tween American and Japanese Offi Gives a Garden Rear Admlra commanderlnchlef of the At lantic battleship accompanied by the squadron commanders and the captains of the various arrived In Tokyo ut 10 oclock this coming by special train from Yoko The party wan received with unbounded enthusiasm by great crowds that thronged about the station when the train arrived The weather waa clear and battered but the can battleship fleet lies In the the entire assemblage making a dis play unprecedented In the history ot 0 9 1 Winter and Thomas Over Reulbach and TEN POUNDS LEFT OF NIMWORKERS Two Little Boys Also Killed by the Explosion Oil Harper nltroglycerln factory at seven miles north of was blown up and four persons The dead Peter ftouseviUe Daniel thirty Arthur nine Carl The two men were employed as trailers at the factory and when the occurred had completed mix ing high explosive and were filling It into It is supposed that one dropped a measure or one of the wihich set off the entire output of the over 400 About ten pounds of bones and hair WAS all that could be found of the two The boys were found tbout 300 feet away from the factory with every bone In their bodies broken and their trunks literally turned Inside They were on their way to the factory to walk home with their father when the acci dent McOulre was Feely leaves a widow and three chil Harry Thaw FiBhkill though there had been some expecta tion here that Harry Thaw would be taken from the Matteawan asylum and started on his way to Pittsburg to appear in the bankruptcy proceedings the day passed without any move being made in the Thaw himself fully counted on leaving for He attired himself In his traveling clothes and spent the day In a state of One of Czars Hangmen Gen eral aid de camp to the em peror and commander of the punitive expedition which crushed the Baltic Insurrection in is Gen eral Orloff employed stern measures in restoring order in the Baltic provinces and was decorated by the emperor tor iiia efforts In fcately hta mind had becomij Mil te the happiest man In Plain Hto voice suddenly returned tp him be had Bpeecbleua for some Ht his A Lit VICE Shortly after ships came to arichorthe mist which had r shut out their cleared and ft K light f 4lvtt A 1 tssimr TfiitMi J Ifi the shore front the of American ships of by gray the Scores of craft dartedinand out among the bat the American Asiatic associa tion being among hose to give the heartiest Two school children sang the American na tlonal the sound of the sing ing reaching far over the ships show the effect of tremendous battering by the which is described by old officers as theworst they have ever The which separated from the picked up the others early this morning and Is still undergoing Vi The moment the fleet dropped an chor the admirals hastened from the flagships of the various divisions to the flagship of the the Connecti which alsp was boarded by Japa nese subordinate who came to arrange Shortly the command erlncblef and the other ac companied by their entered a motor boat and proceeded to the flagship Mikasa of the Japanese to pay an official call upon Vice 4dml ral Sir Gterp The Japanese rale Immediately returned the Vice Admiral resplendent with gold lace and magnificent was given a hearty welcome by Ad miral Sperry on board the After a brief visit the Japanese de parted and as they went down aide the Japanese ensign was broken but at tha mainmast and the guns sa Two Trainmen Badly men were probably fatally injured and many passengers were hurt when a passenger train on the Toledo and Iron ton railroad crashed through an open switch into an empty accom modation which had been Stand ing night on a siding at Bain Both trains were Monongah Mine Tlpplf coal tipple at Monongah 6 mine ot the Fairmont Coal company has The loss is ana is covered by This mine was the scene of last Decembers explosion in which aeveral hundred men were Four hundred men are thrown out of em ployment for a t1 t vis t US MyatfVloua Plre al Union Corryi plant of the Union City Manufacturing com pany at Union makers of has been destroyed by The IB with Inaur The origin a WKATH8R Weat Mondajr ani Weattrn aid Paitlr ploMdy aftd ;