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Detroit Free Press from Detroit, Michigan • 40

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'ART OUR PHOTOGRAPHIC gLIHRTEor CHIKA att 'rV 4 PEKIN XX The Rus Ger Gen TYXCtAJL tHWEbE CAB AT TIEM fXW IEW AT PEKIN AMEMCAN Arx over here that was Smith in reference to like chas rather a continual roar stand up and knock down free for all melee The day the al lied troopj took Tien tsin an engineer uorgoant and myself were on the Russian left on the wall The shells came hot and thick around there and we finally got down from our dangerous perch but we could see the bursting among the rench and Russians and doing a lot of damage They lost a lot of men I can stand and listen to the Mauser bullets or the Mann lichers any time but when they go to throwing steam engines and coal cars at a fellow I want to quit They play fearful havoc with anything they hit but for every one of our men bet we got twenty Chinks The English guns firing the lyd dite did awful execution When it would strike the wall we could see great chunks of mud and rock "fall Those that burst inside did deadly work When we walked through after the blowing up of the maga zine made a hole in the wall allowing the Japs to get in we could see hundreds of Chinks lying in piles some of them with not a wound on them but swollen and pur plish That was the work of the lyddite In one house a whole family was exter minated while at breakfast They were found in front of their rice bowls with not a mark on them 1 Do you wonder that they are afraid now? big naval guns of the English also put a little fear into the hearts of the Chinks They are real nice toys Was alongside of some of them on the first fight out of Tien tsin intending to get a picture of them firing I got all ready but when the guns went off the report startled me so that I did not get a snap until after the recoil A great many Japs were lost on that first day The volley firing was very heavy from about 1:30 until 4:30 when it became light enough for the gunners to see Then siowly the big fellows began to talk By 5 they were? going it like a church? social gathering and one had to yell to his next door neighbor to make himself heard The exjtement of ac tion was much better" than hiking through the sand and dust had a hard time building the line through as we went astray twice In Tien tsin I captured a Winchester carbine uled I suppose by some of the Chinese cavalry The entrance of the allied troops Into the orbidden City made a fine spec tacle The Russians and Japs were wrang ling all the day before to which should be the first to enter England and the United States were with the Japst but in the end the powers voted for Russia troops entered in the order named: sla japan England United States many rance Italy and Austria Chaffee allowed only four correspondents in with American column while there were thirty six with the A letter' of later date tells of Mr exploits with his camera was in the orbidden City last he says the Japanese general and took some pic tures of him and the officers who accom panied him also a few of the buildings I was the first American to enter with" a camera All of the pictures I took on the advance to Pekin (views of fortifications for the government etc) were broken by some Chinks who got hold of letters to his friend rank Knott of 49 Alexandrine avenue west Leland Smith of the American signal corps at Pekin writes intei of his gynerU cnees and the conditions In the war ridden country of China Mr Smith is a Detroiter who went to the Philippines as an attache 'of the signal corps connected with Com pany I He accompanied the troops to China and participated in the storming of Pekin and Tien tsin In his official capac ity as government photographer Mr Smith often finds himself a very prominent figure on the firing line and he has had numer ous hair breadth escapes He was cap tured in the Philippines under thrilling cir cumstances and held a prisoner of war for over two months had fighting writes Mr the trouble in China ing goo goos through rice fields but was The young soldier' spent the winter holi day season "at Tien says: Germanscelebrated Christmas in charac teristic style They gathered around their trees and beguiled the time by singing Ger man songs 'and drinking German wine Every detachment was given a tree to dec orate The American soldiers were content to observe the occasion'wlth abigdinner chicken cranberry "sauce etc being on the bill of fare At New the res taurants made of bricks mud some times bnly of matting which line the both' sides of the Taku road for over half a mile were freely Under date of January 8 Mr Smith wrote: the worst is over the troops still have occasional brushes with trouble some bands of Boxers A shorttime ago they attacked some rench Japs near Pao Tung and killed a number Troops were sent out In different directions by the powers Ours were gone five days but ty warring eluded capture To general court is im progress and some jd are "being tried for" desertion others robbing villages The? latter were arrel by rerich guards and tumed over to rd American Writing under date of 1 SmJ sys: few days' the Boxers tad ou't of several districts killing a numb of Japs and rench Troops were sent cd inf different directions I heard that tkl cavalry got Unto it a day out and lost few killed And wounded We expect to jl out of here this month Li Hung Chal has signed piper" in which he promlsa to quell the Boxers and each be provided with 100 men equipped ww plenty of rapid fire guns eta This will sesgj us back to the Philippines which I mxij prefer to this THE DETROIT REE PRESS SUNDAY MARCH 17 1901 a iff so i A it I i i i JVMW 1 2 AsfS riiM i iii i i 1 'Otk A I ii'i Zt sMRBH wiMMbi ata a MATAjfctaW' jBiBBBBBBBWQiBBBKBBB99SlZ4 si mMMmhMR aaK Ro 1 fcawfeffis WW 1 1 a oz Zx WMmwvn '6' sWA" A' 4 f' 'zzZ xv WX acft nt MWMUL zNwz safe X55 zzzz zv a4 ir 'A ir 'A s' vsS sz vuz XC VW AM WiC Wi ZWAWZzv 1' 1 zv 4noxa xzaxsas xxxxx xsaBMMBaaaeS 1 CMArKE HKAV i ssi? KIKBHHIHHHKHMHHHBMHNMMHHHKHKHHIHHKKHHHMHHMHHHMHHlHHMBHHMHHMHHMBBBBHHBIKBMIBBBKB8BBBIBiHHMBE3BBBMHBMiK I Lh2 mr f' i fife I rif viWv Ife WENT TO THE CHICAGO IRE 9 Help Charles Little Charles McMichel Alvarado Mayer THE BUER A ANCIENTS LIVED IN LCXt llY or BY AND BY 3 PRINCE EDWARD YORK At the and as A HOPE struggle The fire the the the the the however threw the highest stream and the victory of the Detroiters so affected the pride of the Cincinnati company that the department of that city afterward is sued a $2000 challenge for a public contest We were not allowed to accept the chal lenge Engine No 6 which did valiant ser vice at the big fire is by the Way still in advanced as to belief being in the scene mariv were floated or de ob ex it commission being at present an attach ment of Company No 11 It does not dif fer much in appearance from former days the only radical change being the substitu tion of a crane deck 'for a straight frameNo 3 was what was known as a barrel tankAmoskeag Assistant Chlaf Mat Ben ner of the Chicago department was in wall and York young Edward will become Duke of York Earl of Inverness and Baron Killarney and parliament will be asked to provide him with a'n income sufficiently large to keep up the dignity of his position It is not likely that he will soon be in formed of his new rank nor will his allow ance of pocket money be increased He thorough!" to everyow TA Stutn Quo Mrs Pettit "Whenever I express a sire for anything my husband never Mrs press never and the firemen were obliged to get their supply from the river The Detroit men worked principally along the river front During the fire engine company No 6 got into a spirited contest with an engine call ed the Gift from Cincinnati which held an enviable reputation as a long distance water distributer Old No under control we gathered up our ejafcl ment and returned to fight fire on our ews stamping I There were at that Time only six cob pan fest of firemen alltold in ths city ofl Detroit there being nine men in each con 1 pany The force that went to Chicago wad in command of Chief Battle and among th participants who are still in active serrittj in the local department are Assistant CMq Broderick who was foreman of No 3 a i varado Mayer engineer of No 6 nowoe cupylng a similar position for No 11 Jos 1 eph Henrion driver of No hose can now driver for the same company Charts Little No 6 now watchman for ladder company No 6 Dennis Brodn pipeman of tNo 8 ndw engineer of the sam company and Charles MCMichel pipemas of No 3 noW lieutenant' of chemical Nol These veterans of the Detroit departrnert are believed to be the only firemen thattook part in the Chicago fire still in har ness in this city Some that participate! in the memorable fire long ago adopted ls hazardous pursuits while several are deat Warren McCumber whose death oc curred was driver pt hose car No 3 joined in the seemingly hopeless against the devastating element startel on Sunday night October 9 and when it had been burning about twenty hours a telegraphic appeal was sent to De troit for assistance This city responded promptly and at 10 on the night of October 10 the equipmentstand crews of companies 3 and 6 left on a spe cial Michigan Central? train consisting of five two flat cars for the engines two box cars for the horses passenger coach for the men i guess we broke the rapid transit rec ord for said Alvarado Mayer one of the participants in recalling the in cidents of the trip1 were Chicago quite earlv nekt morning and' were engaged in the battle betweenflre and wa ter with the long odds in favor of for mer The water works had been burned At last somewhere some happy day The bliss will round us lie or all a Joyous way To follow by and by promised by the bird the brook bThe wide" unsyllabled' air Whither I chance to look I see it written there 1 learn it from each star that' wheels rom every flower that blows rom all a young heart feels And: all an old heart knows Vance Cheney in 71ne TO 14 will have to be addressed as high and will be shown to the people on certain public occasions but the signifi cance of this will hardly be impressed on his mind for some time to come When the new king and queen made their first appearance in London Prince Edward rode in the carriage with them and jvas enthusiastically greeted by the crowds He smilingly saluted from side to side and en joyed himself hugely but he did not dream that he was being hailed as a future king Neither did he understand why he was so conspicuously placed at the funeral ser vices at St chapel He stood next to the queen and held tightly to her hand during the solemn ceremonies When it was over he remarked fervently it lovely Granny dear? Poor daddy! What a pity he was ill and The real importance of the little position lies in the probability of his ceeding to majority his habits very long will last beyond 70 Thy Duke of Cornwall and York has never been robust and of late his delicate health has caused consid erable anxiety He was not able to attend the late funeral nor was he pres ent at the opening of parliament He lives very quietly and has never been strong enough to take much Interest in racing or outdoor sports his favorite diver sions It would surprise no one in the king dom if he died before Edward VH So Eng land may see another youthful monarch on the throne ortunately Prince Edward is an unusu ally bright and attractive child very healthy and large for his age He is a born leader and ruminates the York nurs ery just as far as he is permitted There are four children in the family only one of whom is a girl They are all pretty lively youngsters having inherited: the ruddy health of their mother as she is still affectionately called She is a most devoted mother and deplores the ne cessity of leaving her children at home while she and her husband are making their state visit to the colonies They will be left in charge of Madame Bricka an old and very intimate of the duchess and her family the Tecks addition they will have the grandmotherly care of Queen Alexandra who is devoted to them all es pecially Prince Edward the difference between the first robin of gentle spring and I hold on! The robin gets froze out and the other man One pipes his lay and the other pipes his Chicago Times Herald LTHOUGH he is in complete ignorance of the fact little Edward of York is the most important juvenile in feurope On the death of Queen Victoria he succeeded to his title of hey? presumptive to the throne of Great Britain and Ireland soon as the title of Prince of "Wales is bestowed on the Duke of Corn Are of Vast HE announcement that the president has asked George Cortelyou to continue as his secretary during the term just begun conveys small idea to The person reading the announcement of whatMr Cortelyou really been requested to do? Of all the positions at the presi disposal there is none where tact and diplomacy are more needful where it is more easy to make'an enemy or where unfailing good nature is more val uable" js When the' president goes out side of Washington all arrangements must made by secretary who invariably him' Especially is this the case with President McKinley 4 who has Ig Nord with me I can the desire ns often as nlease disturbs Philadelphia Press Dennis Broderick Joseph Henrion Detroit iremen Who Responded to the Call for and Are Still in the Service The Lnsty Little Boy WJio Stands a Ve ry flood Chance of Being King of Eng land Before is an Old Man 4 j'JM GEORGE CORTELYOU Mr McKinleys Private Secretary Whose Duties Always Well Performed in Washington" public life must mai their wants known to the secretary be fore 4an audience with the president gained" unless an appointment has bets naade With the multitude of obstacles tutrat'! retaining the Of his fellow? Mr Cortelyou has yet to make a serious error 1 He is the soul of courtesy rrnnflamcin Uotcna no 1 1 1 1 11 1 CX 1 i yz a 1 1 and has a way of dismissing callers whkb never offends In the' long trip to the Pa cific which the president is soon to all arrangements are in Mr i hands' though the odds are that only a2 occasional well posted person who lhe modest unobtrusive man In the car will dream that he is the mainspring of all charge of the fire and the present chief Dennis Sweeney was captain of red Gun No 14 It certainly was an awful fire and the experiences of those that were employed in trying to check its progress were not such as to encourage young and untried men A sub driver of No 6 who accompanied us to Chicago disappeared as soon as we returned to Detroit and the fire department never heard of him afterward The distress caused by the fire a last ing impression upon those i who witnessed it The homeless multitude of people were huddled in shelter out on the surrounding prairies and bread was syste matically distributed to them by the bakers of the city we had been in Chicago days a quiet mannered appeared with an urgent request that we returns to De troit It had been an unusually dry fall and as the autumn leaves were burning in various parts of the city the people became fearful that should a big fire break out in the downtown district the department in its crippled condition would hot be able to handle it The man that made the appeal for us to return home 'Ledyard then superintendent of thj Michigan Cen tral and as the fire was then practically sue the throne before he reaches his King Edward is 60 years old and are not such as to assure him a life No one imagines that he importance small idea of what is going' to happen on a long journey are you going to do with me to he asks his sec retary who informs him 1 of each programme how much time he will have to himself who he is going to see and where he will stop If the secretary makes an error it is sad or then everyone blames him although fewr'give him the credit that should be his for generally di recting matters to a successful conclusion In the White House the secretary is the buffer between the president and inconven nee ior discomfort ew are those who hat ethe right to call upon thepresl dent via the cabinet entrant as It called Even tbo senators all powerful "as they HE Chicago fire of 1871 was perhaps the most calamitous happening of the kind in modern history The property loss mounted into the millions and no one as jever able' to make an accurate esti mate pf the sacrifice of human life As Is generally known the fire ravaged the whole business section of the city practically wiping it out and completely paralyzing commercial interests in that vicinity for some time to come A new and unrecogniz able Chicago was built upon the ruins of the former town Disaster was the leaven for the wonderful energy and enterprise that soon produced results that amazed visitor who had known the city before terrible visitation of 1871 The central quarter of the city where fire swept everything before it driving terrified and dismayed people out to prairies into the lake and from one place "to another for refuge was compactly built mostly of brick stone and iron buildings and was distinguished by numerous very a 11 ii nroc A lone! tHeV were considered very tall at that time places of business were nearly all lined to thezfourth fifth and sixth floors with pine shelves upon which were heaped unusually large stocks of dry goods and other inflammable material Besides therewas plentiful air space for rapid cunjbus tion central quarter occupied a mile end a half square of land On one side of It was the lake: on the other three sides for the distance of a mile the buildings were generally composed of detached generally comfortable dwellings of moderate size" set closely together Scat tered along the path of the flames were nu merous churches tall school buildings and some large factories The field of ruin comprised a territory one mile in width and four miles in lengthMore than one third of the roof space and fully half of the' floor space of the city the population of which at that time was 330 OoO people was burned A rough estimate of the property loss a month afterward placed it at from $200000000 to $400000000(At that time 1Q0 bodies had been taken from the ruins and "identified and fully 100 more were afterward recovered The loss'of life would iiiave been much greater had 4 it not been for the wprk of an active vol unteer rear guara or cooi iieaiieii citizens who effected many rescues of panic stricken people Manyajnilies were forced apart and separated from one another Appalled by the horror and panic of fled to the Jake and some swam across? the river Many wild theories were the cause of the fire the some quartersthat It hud been started and spread systematically by incendiaries arid that It formed part of a general war upon property Upon more sober and mature reflection however the prevailing droughtwas held responsible for the vast destruc tiveness of the fire terrific fires having oc curred in Wisconsin and Michigan at the "'same period An eye witness of the awful calamity writing from Chicago three weeks afterward observed: is the soberest and most clear headed cjty I' ever saw I have observed men' the worse for liquor I have not once been asked for alms nor have I heard a hand organ The posted orders Pinkerton that pillagers should not be ar rested "but hot on the spot put an early stop to that sort of work While the debris was still smoking in thq basements of de jnolished buildings contracts were let to have them rebuilt There is grim humor In some of the signs one of which reads: gone except wife chil dren and There are several Detroit firemen and others that afterward abandoned the pre carious calling to go into various lines ofVuslne4swho' retnin clear and ineffaceable memories of the burning city of 1S71 They saw the great fire early in Its fury Discoveries in Crete Show a Civilisation of High Order In an article in the March number of North American Review Mr Charles "a' stein Slade professor of the fine rt3 11 College Cambridge endeavors interpret the significance of the resuH the excavations recently made in I land of Crete by Messrs Evans anl garth Nothing Prof Waldstein of so striking a nature has been the days of Schliemann The ntat rial unearthed in Crete belongs to a as remote as the fifteenth century befor Christ and It gives! the impression vt a c1' llization of a very high order: lived in a developed social ganizatlon in ease and comfort luxury The various handicrafts an'l arb I were practiced with great variety an i I ficlency wood ivory and metals I turned beaten soldered and '0n' I bined the most skillful manner: arch: I tecture And paintings and 11'1 I reached ta comparative! vef? 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