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,1n a Condensed Torm for (tor
WAFPENINGS OF TWO CONTINENTS
4 Returns of ths Lets Importsnt but
Not Lass Interaetlna; Evsnte
of the Past Wesk.
The BoYfrcljtii bank of Canada hat
Four Bcranton, Pa., girls woro burn
J In a factory fire.
Tlit United States torpedo llotllla
It it arrived at Mo Janeiro.
Tho Japanese premier considers Ilia
emigration probtoiii settled.
Montana lulncownora have unltl
to build a smelter ami fliht the trust,
Hsytlon rebels havo captured two
town anil tho prealdcnt Uircatens bom
Tone Plus hss the tout, but the
alatliilug minora about lilt health are
An effort li being made to keep Kve
lyn Thaw from telling nher story at Uie
a M) nd trial of Thaw.
Colonel Goethala tlituki about r33,
403,803 will be needed, to ran? on Uie
canal work thla year.
Tho president Jim decided to tot the
Federal troop remain at Goldfleld until
some action list been taken by the No
The Chicago, Milwaukee A St. 1'aul
road Intends to have Ita line finished
Into tho Northwest In time to handle
a part of the IMS crop.
The largest ravings bank In Dallas,
Ttxas, hit suspended.
The temperaturo baa reached 0 do
greet 1elow teio at Kt. l'aul.
Japan denies Uiat there I an secret
about tho Iccatlon of her fleet.
A majority of Uie houie committee
li oppoaod to the Seattle fair approprl
allon. Tho National Woolgrowera attocla
lion la opposed to ItooMvcll'a land
Tho Kentucky legislature remalni
deadlocked on the senatorial election.
-Govornor lleckham ttlll leads.
The Now York Federal court li In.
-quiring Into llarrlman'a itook drala
and haa ordered him to snswer quea
Tha enormous expenses of the Japan
eo army and navy haa created a tleilolt
which will havo to bo mot by Inoicaaed
The llrltlih Columbia leglalatro will
try to Impeach Lieutenant Governor
Pnnimulr, fur having disallowed Jap
United Htatot tccrot service men havo
dlacorered a plot In Mexico where Jnp
aneao Intended to plnit passports allow
Ing them to como Into this country.
Taft ssys bo will not resign from tho
Much evidence of Thaw's liuanlty It
being given at lit aocond trial.
Ofllcera and men of Uio battleship
sleet aio being royally enterUltiotl at
Ulo do Janeiro.
Taft aaya tho Meet li bolnir aent to
the 1'aclrio to ihow our naval atrcngtli
to Oriental oyos.
The California fiafo Deposit A Truat
-compsny, of Ban Pianolico, li In tho
hands of a receiver.
Samuel V. I'roudfoot, of Iowa, hai
lieon appointed assistant commissioner
of the general laud otllco.
A train wai held up In Ailatlo Hue
via by i'O brigands, but tho guards brat
them oft, A large amount of gold wus
on the train.
Thero la a doadlook In tho Kontuoky
logltlatiiro on tho oloctlon of n United
Hlatea sonstor. Govornor lleckham la
In tho lead nt protont.
Colonel Goothals placea ah estimate
of 1250,000,000 aa Uio cost q( tho Fan
iiina canal. Thla does not Inoludo tho
440,000,000 paid for tho work already
dono nor tho 110,000,000 afterward
paid to tho govornmont ol Panama.
Taft urgea tho government to with
draw from Cuba In tho spring of 1000.
Tho Itoman Catholic ohuroh will toon
nnnounco new lawi calculated to pro
lent baity marrlugo.
Trial of Oregon'i land thlovoa haa
commenced at Portland with Judgo
Hunt, of Montana, presiding.
Ton persons wero Injured In New
York by tho oxploalon of throe dyna
mite bombs, which partially wrecked a
Mayor Taylor, ol Ban Francisco, ha,s
a huge taak before him. One of Uio
tint things Ina to provide a water iyi
Una for Are fighting.
TO HEOA' L THOOPH.
Nevada Mutt Net Shirk Responsibil
ity, Hays President,
Washington, Jon. 14. President
Hoowelt hat determined to withdraw
the Federal Uomm from Goldfleld, Nov.,
shortly after tho Irgltlaturo bcglnt Ita
special neMlon,tr.day Thlt Intention
vi'aa made known at tho White limine
today, when" tho reiort of tho sjhcIbI
Invcstlgstluii coiniiildtlon wat mado
ptihllo, together with n letter from tha
prrtldvnt to Governor Hpaiki, dated
January 4. Tho prealdent aaya bo
ahall bo governed by tho roooiuiiionda
tlout In tho report unless Uio governor
can ihow that Uio itatementt of the re
port aro not Ju accordant" wlUi tho
facta. Tho it port sarai
"The conditions did not support the
central allegation In Uio govornor'a
request for troop, nor were hit ipeclOo
slateruonta established Jo any such ex
Unt aa to Juttlfy lilt use of theee ttate
ifienta for tho purpose of getting Fedo
"Hut wo mutt firmly bollovo that
upon tho aHembllng of tho legislature,
or within a few day thereafter, the
trooj thould bo removed, re-anllon of
aily request for their retention that
may bo made by either the legislature
or Uio governor of Novada, It being ft
eentlal that the ttate of Nevada shall
understand thla eltuttlon completely
ahall recognise Uio fact that thero will,
at that dato bo Uirown upon It, and It
alone, the primary responsibility ol
keeping order, and that, tcogtiiilna
thla responsibility, It may take tucii
action aa la tho duty of the ttato and aa
will be aulllclent In tho prcmloea,"
LAND OFFICE FOHCe 8HOHT.
Commissioner Saya Dapartmtnl la
Handicapped In Efficiency.
Washington, Jan. 14. Cummlatlon
er llalllnger, of the general land office,
hat completed hit annual report for
submission to congrtws. lie atka an
appropriation of $500,000 to carry on
the Held woik of lilt bureau In tho pro
lection of the public limit, an Increase
of 1250,000 over tho current appropria
tion. During Uio Ureal yeart of 1H05-7
there wm recorded for Inveatlgatlon
34,450 eatee of all klnda; of these tho
agenta Inveatlgated and dlr posed of 13,
101 caret, and 1?,355 reset remained
for examination July 1, 1007.
Theie were 2,243 land entrlee relin
quished after the rase was In the hands
of tncclat asenta for Investigation, 353
entrlee were cancelled after hearings
had upon special agenta' charges: 307
unlawful enclosurea of public lands
were removed restoring ) 040,120 acree
to the open range. Thero were 27 con
vlrtlons connected with these rates.
The total ol moneys recovered by Uie
government In all special agenta' catea
at $.180,351 and 2,373,224 acres of
land wat either freed from fraudulent
olalmt to tltlo or mleancd from unlaw
ful enclosure and occupancy.
MOROCCO FACES CRISIS.
Sultan Abd El Axlx la Forced From
Throne by Reports.
Tangier, Jan. 14. Thero It conster
nation among Moroccan ofllclala at Urn
senaatlonal nowa from Fra announcing
the proclaiming of Mulal IlaOd ft sul
tan anu tlio uangeroua comiltlont now
pro -ailing In Uie city. Courlora who
liavo arrived here announce alto Uiat
tho people of Mequlnethavo proclaimed
Mulal I lalld sultan. According to Uio
latest Information from Frt, the Uie
mat or wlto men, were forced lo decree
I he overthrow of Abd Kl Arlt, the ml
inn of record, and proclaim Mulal Hafld
tultan In Ills placo, by tho attltudo of
Uio noonle, who wero greatly excited
over reorta that AM Kl Arlx had told
tlio country .0 franco.
Tho announcement by tho public
crlera wax received with frantic Joy,
Mulal Hand waa proclaimed tultan un
der certain conditions, which he must
accept together with tho title. Among
these aro the following.
That he reject tho Algeolrat act, ex
not tho Vrenrh troops from Morocco,
prohibit auocsa to-tho Interior for Euro
peans, who with tho Jewt, It It act
forth, thould bo allowtd to occupy only
quarters In the porta reserved for them;
nroulbll Moorish tumrota irom placing
Ihemtelvoa under tho protection of for
elgn contulatot, locuro Moroooo'a rlghta
In the frontier question wlm Algoila,
and rupprrat taxation.
Storm In Eatt.
HlilnanA lata 1J flttntkntx anil !)
onvlrunt were cut off for tevoral hour
ycstniday from who communications
from oUior points by a mow and wind
ttorm which began bo lore dawn and
rauod without a break all day. Brio
continues to fall. A northwest galo
drove blinding maetot ol wot mow be
fam If. Tttn u'urinlJi nf I lift nttnnanbnra
cauawl the heavy Hakes partly to molt
anu kick i wiiHiuver uivy .uuvnuu,
la iviii.Aiiii.nnA nvArlitirilnniil wlria
and olea wcro put out of commlaalon
in nil uirccnons tor uourr.
Japanese. Sendt In a Bid.
Honolulu. Jan. 14. Tho award of
bids for matoilnt for the, construction of
hnprovoinontt for lVarl harbor haa
boon noli up, Dccaueo mo loweot rmi
der la a dummy for some Japanese con
tractor. It It probab.o that all blda
will bo rejected.
DOINGS OF THE SIXTIETH CONGRESS
Ihuradty. danusry 10.
Washington, Jan. 10 A complete
change of front waa exhibited by tho
majority In tho hoimn of repreacnta
thea tixlty In tho lorialdeirtflon of tho
bill to codify mid rqvlto tho nenul lawt
of the UnlUtl Htatot. The psclflc
spirit dliplaycl by tho committee on
rovltlon of lawt toward thoolotoof
yettorday'a session, when It appeared
at though tho to oral amendments
strengthening certain provisions of tho
bill regarding corruption In tlio ap
pointment of persons to public omcce
would bo adopted, liad vanished May
and Instead overy Inch of ground wat
fought over lo keep amendment out of
tho bill. When adjournment waa
taken, only six additional pages had
Leon disposed of and but ono or two
verbal amondmenta by Uio committee
had been Inserted.
A resolution wat adopted that the
homo convene at 0 n, m. Instead of 12.
and remain In teatlon until 0 p. m.
Lunch hour to be from 1 to 2.
Washington, Jan. 10. Senator Ful
ton hat Introduced a bill appropriating
1250,000 for a lovenue cutter for tho
Portland station. The bill hat tho ap
proval of tho Treasury department.
A resolution waa patted declaring
that no communication finm heads of
dopartmenlt would bo received unlet
tent In compliance of taw or trans
mitted by the pertldenl.
Caller, of Montana, oppose giving
public land to tho state for varloua
A bill has been Introduced creating a
bureau of mining.
Tho senate calendar vara cleared of
nearly every bill upon It today and tho
bill to revlto Uie criminal lawa ol Uie
United BUtci waa taken up and dlt
ousted until adjournment, which waa
taken at 4.30 until Monday.
Wadnttdty, January 10,
Washington, Jan. 16. Bacon today
Intrtduccd a currrncy bill aud ex
Jilalned Itt chlof feature) to tho senate,
lecon oald that hla bill waa an amend
ment to the Aldrlcli bill and embodied
many of lla provisions, at it did of tho
provisions of the bill Introduced by
Knox, lie aald It omitted railroad
bouds'fiom the olaosea of tocurltlea
tliat could bo used aa a basts of,clrcula
The tenato did not receive a reply
today rrom the ternary of the treasury
to lla resolution calling for Information
concerning Uio financial situation, at
had been promised, and In Ita absence
Aldrlcli assented to Uie paitago of Cut
beraon'a ictolutlon on tho same aubject.
Without further comment, the resolu
tion waa adopted.
Tlio resolution providing for tho re
ml'tlon of more than halt tho Chlneto
Doner Indemnity vnui patted.
Wathlniton, Jan. 16. Bo persistent
havo been tho elTorta mado In tbo houto
of representative to amend tho bill
codifying ilie penal lawt of tho United
Htatot Uiat tho committee on tho revis
ion ol tho lawt today consented to let
down tho bars, and at a result tho
mcaturo waa ohanged In tomo Import
ant particulars. Tho paolOo attltudo of
tho committee In thla regard served to
modify tho opposition to tho measuro,
and In conscquenco the proceedings to
day woro devoid of the hestod argu
ments which have characterltrd tho
Iirovlout debates. Whon Uio houto ad
ourned there were pending a number
of other Important amendment, whloh
teemed to meet with no paitloular op
position by tho committee, but which
wore passed over until tomorrow,
Tliu portions of tho bill whl:h at
traded tho most attention wore those
covering tho giving and accepting of
bribes by sonatois and representatives,
and the aulo of endorsements or support
for appolntlvo public olllccs. It it to
the amendments touching, thbeo quoa
tlons that tho house will devoto. lUolf
tomoirow upon resuming consideration
of tho bill.
Tuesday, January 14.
Washington, Jan. 14. The rccont
bond Issue by tho Treasury depaitment
wat again the subject of discussion In
tho sonnto today, being brought for
ward by a resolution offered by Culber
son, calling upon Uie secretary for add!
tloml information concerning tho ren
sons that induced him to award bonds
to National banks instead of Individu
als who, he declared, offered u higher
prlco than was bid by tho banks, Tho
resolution went over under tho rules.
Tillman oflqied n roeolutlon embody
ing a now torloa of Ipqulrloa coiicorulng
tho llnanclal Bltuatlon.
Tho senate refused tooonllrm four
Ohio noatolUco atinolntmonts at Uio In
Bianco of Fondcor and Dick.
Tho bill granting loaves of absonoo to
homestead ontrymen during December,
January, February and Maroh was
Washington, Jan. 4. Tho amount of
the flno and the length cf tho torm of
linnrleoninent to bo moted out to ofll
cers and directors of corporations for
violating tho law with respect to money
contributions for political purposes fur
nlihed material tor a lengthy debate in
the house today, In connection with the
consideration of tho penal codo bill
All amendments to Ir.cretM the penal
ty or eulargo tho scope of the law, how
ever, were voted down. These amend
ments, without exception, emanated
from tho Democratic aide, but the ono
Uiat brought forth Uie most discussion
was by Cockran, Now York, who want
ed the flno fixed at $10,000 n.tcad of
not more Uian f 1,000, and the Impris
onment at 10 years Instead of not more
thin one' jer,
When adjournment waa taken at 6
o'clock 80 sections of the 342 had been
Morday, January 13.
Washington, Jan. 13. The recent
issue ct bonds by the secretary of tho
treasury for the purpose of relieving
the financial stringency wat Uie subject
of an anlrntted debate In the tenato to
day. The discussion wat precipitated
by an Inquiry by Culbcrton and waa
participated In by Aldrlch, Tillman
and italley. It resulted In an agree
ment to postpone further controversy
until a ttaternent can be received from
Secretary Cortelyou, which Aldricb
promUod to present tn Thursday.
While tho subject was under discus
sion, Tlliman's resolution directing the
finance committee to inquire Into tho
operations of tho Treasury department
wat referred, wlUi hla content, to that
The tenalo passed Tillman's resolu
tion calling on Uio Interstate Com
merco commission for Informal! .neon
coming purchases by railroad compan
ies of stocks of competing roads.
The unfinished business In the form
of the bill to codify the criminal laws
of tho Uulted State waa placed beforo
Uie aenate and Umi reading of Uio bill
Washington, Jan. 13. Vigorous de
fense of state's rights In dealing with
violations of civil rights or with tpeclsl
ttato elections, where troops have been
called Into service, sorved to enliven
Uie debate In Uio houao of represents
tlves today In connection with the con
slderatlon of the bill to cod I ly tho penal
laws of tho United States. A number
of Democrats, mcotly from the Southern
ststea, strenuously sought, by amend
ment, to reserve to the states them
aclvtta discretion as to the quallflctlons
of vcters or of persons to eerve on Juries,
and to limit tho powers of Federal
Judge In certain cases, but every at
tempt failed, republicans presented a
solid front, and the votes wero all on
Saturday, January II
Washington, Jan. 11. A vigorous
fight waa wtged tn the house of repre
sentatives today over Uie bill to codify
and revise Uie penal laws of the United
States with particular reference to sec
tion 10, affecting conspiracies against
the civil rights of oltlaens. Smith, o
Missouri, and llughet, of New Jersey,
oflered amendments having for their
object the exemption of labor unions
from the operation of the section when
ever such unions declare strikes or boy
cotts A motion to strike out Uie
whole section was made by Ilartlott. of
Georgia. Tho brunt of the debate was
borne by Sherley, of Kentucky, a mem
ber of Uio committee on revision, but
ho wss tuppoited by a number of Re
publicans. The amendments wero all lost, as
wss one by Do Armond to strlko out
section 20, becauso It conferred on Fed
eral courts in punishing felonies and
misdemeanors committed under section
10 the authority given to tho courts of
tho ttate In which Uio acta are commit
New Liability Law Projected.
Washington, Jan. 4. Thero is a
strong probability that before Uie pies
ent cougro-B adjourns another employ
era' (lability law will bo enacted to
tako the placo of the one that hat Just
been declared unconstitutional by the
United States Supreme court. How
ever, thla It the prediction ol tho labor
leadora In congress. Tho features In
the La Follette law that was held faulty
will be eliminated In tbo next act,
rJalllnger Out of Land Office.
Washington, Jan. 14. R, A, Hal
linger, commissioner of the general
land oltlce, will resign and be succeed
ed Mtfth 1 by Assistant Commission
er Fred Dennett. Colonel Medorcm
Crawford, of Salem, Oregon, was nom
inated by the president today to bo a
Indians Got Decision.
Washington, Jan. 14, Tho United
States Supremo court todsy upheld the
right of tho Indiana of Fortllolknap
reservation In Montana to the waters of
Uio Milk river, claiming It la theirs by
treaty, Henry Waters and others
sought to divert tha water for commer
Rovenuss Show Decrease,
Washington, Jan. 14, The monthly
statement of collections of Internal m
onuo shows that for Uie month of No
vember, 1007, the receipts fell oft $ 6,
026,000, as oompared with November,
HARLAN SEES WAR.
Whits and Yellow Race Mutt Fight
Washington, Jan. 13, Jnatlca John
M. Harlan, of the Supremo court of the
United States, peered Into tho distant
luturo at Uio.annual dlnnerof the Navy
league of Uio United States and told of
a dsy when the white and yellow races
will meet In a conflict that will shake
the earth. Tho distinguished jurist
was speaking In Uio Interest of a mighty
American navy. Herald:
"If I had tho opportunity I would
vote for an appropriation of $50,000,
000 a year for a period of ten years frr
a Isrger navy. Tho great Importance
of a navy It shown In the constitution,
which restricts the appropriation! for
the army, but sett no limit to those for
the navy. There Is no such thing as
friendship between naUons as between
men. Nations make no rscrlflce to
preserve friendship and do not forbear
to do certain things because It does not
meet with the spproval of another ca
tion. Do you think England cares a
cent for what we think of her navy4, or
Germany cares a cost for what we think
'The trend of the Immigration of Uie
white people In the past haa been from
eatt to west. There has been none
from the west. Just across lbs wster
there Is a country with an immense
population whose commerce wo are
seeking. We refer to the people of
Asia aa Uio yellow race. There aro
400,000,000 Chinese, aa strong pbyal
cally and mentally aa we are. There Is
over thero another nation whose people
are progressive and ambitious. We
rosy some day eeo a skilled army In
Japan of 6,000,000 to 10,000,000.
They will cay:
" 'You claim Kurope as your country.
This Is oura. Get out.' "
"I don't think they bare any such
ides now, and we have no hostility to
ward them. But there will bo a con
flict between the yellow race and the
white race that will shake the earth.
When It comes I want to see this coun
try with a navy on both oceans that
will bo strong eonugh."
OREAT ACTIVITY EVIDENT.
Government is Rushing Work on Our
Washington, Jan. 13. New coast
defensea are being Installed and old
ones re-enforced at Pacific coast points,
Guam, Hawaii and Manila. Thla work
of foitlflcatlon la being-carried forward
swiftly and upon a gigantic scale. Coal
depots are being replenished, huge
srarchllshts Installed, harbors mined,
big guns placed and ammunition maga-
sines tilled to overflowing.
So quietly bss this work been going
on that few outside cl tho omclais ban
dllng the work haverealixed thoenoim-
ous undertaking under way. Tbla work
was started last May, and It Is expected
Uiat a year wilt see tho completion of
the outlined program.
It is acknowledge that tha fortifies
tlons at Manila, Guam, Puget sound
snd Honolulu aro Inefficient and it it at
those points that Uio greatest -work is
being done. San Francisco and other
coast points are declared to be perfectly
equipped to repot attacks.
While not acknowledging any appre
hension, Uie administration la rushing
tho work with real vigor. It was loam
od from an authoritative source today
that one of the potent factors In deter m
Inlng tho dispatoh of Uie fleet to the
Paolflo was a roalitatlon of the weak
noes at certain points. The presence of
the fleet In the Pacific romedies all de
fects and structural weakness in coast
dofonto points. As long aa It remains
there It will make up for any short
coming In coast fortifications.
lly the time the fleet leaves tho wa
ters of tho Pad 0o It Is believed all tho
weak points will have been reinforced
and the defensea will be of a modern
and approved typo.
Twelve million rounds now en route
to the Far East furnishes enough am
munition for a possible army of 60,000
men. The normal need of the army in
tho Philippines Is about 2.000.000
rounds annually. Atldo from this there
Is an exceptionally heavy draft of shells
Tightens Grip on Peninsula.
Toklo, Jan. 13, An Imperial ordi
nance has been gatettcd which provides
for tho reorganization of tho govern
ment of Kwang Tung peninsula in
Manchuria. Dlrecturs.general of for,
elgn police affairs havo also been cre
ated. Japanese consults at Mukden,
Kin Chow, Cheng Chun andAntung
have been appointed commissioners of
pollco for South Manchuria, The pur
pose of the ordinance, it is bolloved,
means tho organisation of an active re
form administration for tho entire dls
tiiot. Vesuvius Still Spits Ashes.
Naples, Jan, 13 Mount Vesuvius
continues to Uirow out aahes and Incan
detoent matter from Its chief crater,
tbe.cone of which, formed by the last
eruption, collapsed recently, tlio earth
tremblings being felt long distances,
FATAL THEATER FIRE
HidM Die li Hirrlble Bisistir
at Eeyerliwn, Pa.
CSAL OIL SP1LLEB ON AUDIENCE
Flamss Leap Through HaH and Peo
ple All Ruah Out Many Ara
Trampled to Pulp.
BoyertovfB, Fa., Jan. 14. Nearly
100 prisons of this borough were killed
in a theater fire and panic last night
and nearly three score injured, many of
them fatally. A majority ol Uie killed
were members of the leading families
of Uie town.
While the "Scottish Reformation"
was being reproduced In .Rhodes opera
house by Mrs. Monroe, of Washing
ton, a tank Used In a moving picture
scene exploded. Immediately there
was a wild rntb for the exits oi ins
building. Men of mature rears en
deavored to still the panic, bat their
voices could not be heard above tbe
shrieks, and tcrwmt of the terrified
women and children who composed ins
greater part of tbe audience.
It teemed aa though nearly tbs en
Ure audience mado a mad ruah for the
exits tbo moment tho explosion occur
In their attempts to quiet the great
crowd, those portent who were on tho
stagrj accidentally upset tbe coal oil
lamps used st tbe iootligbte. lbs
burning- oil scattered In all directions.
and the lamps which were nted to light
tho opera bouse exploded, inrowing ina
blaring oil over tha terror etrkkea
people, who were flgbUBg franUeally
to gain Uio exits. In the mad rash a
section of tho floor gave wsy, preclpt
tattng scores of persona to tho base
meat. It was scarcely five minutes from
Uie time of tbe explosion of the tanks
until tbe entire heart of tbs strutters
seemed a roaring furnace. Thero was,
a mad scramble to the stairway, ami
scores of women and children were
knocked down and trampled upon,
many of them doubtless being crashed
to death. At least 60 persons, resitt
ing that exit by tbe stairway meant
almost certain death, risked their lives
by Jumping from Uie windows. Limbs
were broken and skulls wero crashed by
this, daring method of escape.
In Uie meantime a relief corps waa
at Mora at Uie entrance to Uio theater,
endeavoring to release those who were
edged in the doorway and unable to ex
tricate themselves. Many persons who
etherise might havo made good their
escape from the furnace were held in
check by tbo awful Jam at tho doorc
Aj the flames cut tbelr way toward tbe
front of the building, wemen could be
seen to clasp their hands and fall back;
into tbo flames.
Once the doorways were clear, tha
rescuers drsgged many women and
children from tbe stairways leading to
the balcony. Some of them were so
badly Injured that they died before
rescbing the temporary hospital.
Skulls wero crushed and Uie faces of
some of the victims were so horribly
mutilated that Uiey wero barely recog
nisable. In one Instance, the skull of
a child, apparently about 10 years of
age, was crushed almost Into a Jelly.
To add to the terrible disaster, the
fire apparatus became disabled and the
structure was left entirely to tho mercy
of the flames. It is almost certain not
a vestige of the bodies of the unfortun
ates who were overcome by the smoke
and perished will ever bo found.
Had the women and children heeded
the warning of tho cooler beads In the
audience, tho horrible loss of life might
have been avoided, but there was the
usual panic and stampede which Invar
iably follows such a catastrophe. The
flames spread rapidly and communicat
ed to the other parts of the building.
Men, womeu and children rushed for
the many exits of the building, and
the weaker rex and Uio children were
trampled and maimed in Uie mad tush
to gain Uie streets.
Cut Pullman Charges,
Washington. Jan. 14. George 8.
Loftus, of 8t. Paul, accompanied by
Senator La Follette, filed with the In
terstate Commerce commission today a
petition asking for a reduction of 25
per cent In the lower borUi rates of Uie
Pullman company, and the fixing of
rates for upper bertha at one-lialt the
lower berth rate. The reduction la
asked on all interstate business
throughout the United States. Mr.
Loltus represents the Minnesota Ship
pers' association, which started the
private car Investigation two years ago.
Mexloo City, Jan. 14. According to
a telegram Just received In thla city,
tho great gold mining camp of 1 Oro,
one ol the largest in the republic, la
being destroyed by fire. When, tho
dispatch waa filed the principal hotels
and the more important business build
luge, ot tbe camp bad Dsso reduced tsj