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3 . , . , , 0 , pt ti tz . , . THE 'BOSTON DAILY . GLOBE-MONDAY JANUARY "79 .1""IP. II - . ounaillOMMEEMMINEMOMMIll .".....""- i .. --- --- ---....---.--- ---. ..- ----.-----,- NO CREED LINE men, and all men are joint heirs to all O BLOCKS ll01 ' ahan'adreutvheersbgudriens exhumed and the hearts -- ... DEATH INSTANT, DioNEy 'mssING earth contains. but they are robbed by BELIEVE IN vAill pIREs1 0,:dBeru.L ih ewsaarl the power of this spirit of mammon. dt 9 I at nddo ns oe hd ee cseennt ti y a aytdu ni gn "Go by his blessin and sanctilica- d . g W1 . man over to see Dr Harold Metcalf of tion created rest and leisure as a di- . Wickford about it Dr Metcalf, being a a vine institution. Sunday was the orig- I Continued from the First Page. Pastors Unite fo tths un graduate of Brown university and of . inal labor day for all who labor, and , Harvard medical school, and medical Hannah Moylan Dropped In the economy of God there is no examiner of the district, was not at all statements. The experts, however, say All , room for those who do not labor. that he was charged with the books and . prepossessed t in favor of the vampire r Every man who is obliged to labor on St Johnsbury Blaze Was that he was accountable for them. theory, and old the young man who From Fire Escape. Sabbath Protection Caused by Lamp. i I came to see him about it that it was all A. Maurice Low. Sunday Is not deprived of his rest and his moral freedom, but he has in a de- ' Rhode Islanders Who Are Sure a mistake. But the neighbors still kept at Mr Brown, woriling the life out of him with their importunities. So the CONGRESS LIKELY TO ACT,, gree destroyed these same privileges for others. Civilization reaches Its highest expression where men are dear- I YOUng nin n In,.. ,,....-si,. ,,,,,i tn Tlr MPt- - - - - BELIEVE IN Rhode Islanders - That They I calf to beseech him in God's name to I I Lodge Says Some Change in Imimgra- 1 I est and things cheapest. 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There were once four or five houses here, but now there are not nearly so many. , Like Swamptown City and Escoheag, and Noose Neck Hill and lisquepaug. and Skunk Hill and Exeter Hollow, and Gomorrah and many other once flourishing hamlets in southern Rhode Island, Sodom is a back number. In spite, however, of its present insignificance, Sodom may be called the geographical center of the vampire district of Rhode Island. Now a vampire, as everybody knows who has seen one, is a blood-sucking ghostthe soul of a dead person which quits the body by night to feed upon the blood of the living, especially of its relatives and dear est friends, If it has any. 0. . When the vampire's grave is opened the corpse is always found to be fresh and rosy from the blood which it has thus absorbed; otherwise it is not a genuine vampire. There are several excellent ways of putting a stop to the vampire's ravages. First, you may pour boiling water and ' Vinegar on the grave. This remedy is generally sufficient for the milder ' forms of vampirism, but if more energetic measures are required it may be necessary to drive a stake through the body or cut the head o, or take out ( ff, . the heart and Jiver and burn them and , eat the ashes. This last precaution. as yin be seen, should not be neglected. - The persons who become vampires are generally witches, wizards, suicides , . and persors who have come to violent 1 ends, or have been cursed by their parents or the church, and in Rhode Island those who have died of consumption. But any upright, well-meaning man is liable to turn vampire if an animal, especially a cat, leaps over his corpse or if a bird flies over it. That is said to be the reason why undertakers do not keep cats. All of which, and more, may be found In that entertaining work, the "Encyclopedia Britannica,' and is here given only as a preface to the following chap, ter on the belief in vampires which still obtains among certain of the natives throughout southern Rhode Island. The foreign-born population do not cherish the belief. It is found only among some of the descendants of those who settled this part of the state in the 17th and 18th centuries. . And not only in the country places. "where the old plain men have rosy faces and the young fair maidens quiet eyes," remote like Sodom from the outside world, but in the centers of population along the railway and along the shore you will meet plenty of men and Women who take it as an Insult if you speak lightly in their presence of the belief in vampires. At least that was the writer's ex- ' periencehe discovered that vampires should be discussed in a serious tone and without any elevation of the eye, , brows. "Are the folks around here rather intelligent?" he asked of a native who Iives on the outskirts of Sodom. "Well, fairish," was the reply.; "And are they quite religious ." "Some be, and some are Seven Day." . Although the Seventh Day Baptists. Who are numerous in southern Rhode Island, are really very pious, and just as good citizens as you can find anywhere, yet in the popular mind their custom of praying on Saturday and working on Sunday takes them out of the category of "religious." Perhaps the frequent intermarriage of families in these back country districts may partially account for some of their characteristics. "If they don't marry each other there don't be nobody else for 'em to marry," said the Sodomite. "and they do say . hereabout if a woman marries a man of her own name that all the bread she makes will cure the whooping cough. There may be Something into it, for What I know. Leastwise I've heard tell on it many times, and. some old women round here would give you ' gelid," if you said it was foolishness." To give "goudy" is about the same as "razooing" or "ripping up the back." "And then, too, said the Sodomite, reflectively. "we have Iota of natteral remedies that the doctors don't know nothin' about. F'r instance, when you are touched with rheumatiz, and feel kinds. mauger like, they say there ain't nothin better than to bile angle-worms till all the juice is out, and then mix it with some hog's lard or mutton taller and rub it on to the jints. Unless conceit it"an expression, by the way, which the writer has not heard outside the vampire belt, and which means "unless I'm mistaken""there do be a good many real cures of rheumatiz with angle-worm juice." Slowly but surely the conversation drifted to vampires. The smoldering Interest in the subject has been revived by the recent publication of a news LEE TT A E REGALE YOURSELF. An Ale that is Ale With which to regale Yourself after labor is o'er Is famed HIGHLAND SPRING. Your troubles take wing And you think of your worries no more. PANY, ewery, ,US1VELT. ) FOR IT. RUETER & COMPANY, Highland Spring Brewery, 1105TON kLES AND PORTER EXCLUSIVELY. 0 ASK TlineTED FOR i Kr I Ln ITS ' 0, pl - refg(-41vely. "we remedies that th nothin' about. 1' are touched witl kinda mauger nothin better tin till all the juice I with some hog's and rub it on t conceit it"an e: which the writer the vampire belt, less I'm mistaket many real cure angle-worm juice Slowly but su drifted to yam interest in the st by the recent p ALE REGALE An Ale that is With which to Yourself after Is famed HIGH Year troubles ta And you think RUETER Highland S itES AND POE ASK YOUR. TAF VAMPIRES. Who Are Sure Do Exist. 11 ANTI-VAMPIRE PARTY. paper syndicate article over the signature of a rather well-known writer, who borrowed the article almost word for word from an essay by George R. Stetson in the Anthropologist. Since Mr Stetson made his investigations, some years ago, there has been no case of the resurrection of a body for the sake of burning the heart and liver, the last instance being in March. 1891 A firm belief in the existence of vampires still exists, however. and the main reason why the belief is not practiced is that no one has recently died of consumption who had surviving relatives afflicted with the disease. For in Rhcde Island no one becomes a vemplre after death unless he has died of consumption. And not even then unless he has next of kin, or heirs and assigns who are consumptive. Thus, for the present, the vanlpire industry is stagnant. It was not always so, and these pleasant hills and valleys are full of legends and traditions. This once busy and pop, 111GUS region is now but sparsely inhabited. and you can travel for miles through the "south county" without seeing a house. There are plenty of ruins of mills and factories and homesteads, but they are about the only remnants of a former active industrial life. For a few hundred dollars you can buy a great deal more land here than you can attend to. The farms are not abandoned, they are only neglected. o' But sportsmen are acquainted with the game in the woods, and fishermen say that there are more trcut in the "south county" than anywhere else in New England. Hence in the spring and fall thia is by no means a deserted coun, trN. even without the vampires. The Sodomite was quite unable to give the- writer any connected history of the theory and practice of vampirism in southern Rhode Island, but he was well stocked with authentic traditions on the subject. and here are a few of them: About 100 years ago there lived two families on the western slope of Pine hill in Exeter. They were prosperous farmers for those days. Jonathan Brcwn and Ezekiel Nichols were the names of the fathers. Jonathan's daughter, Mehitable, and Ezekiel's son. Isaiah, fell In love with each other and were betrothed. Before they could get married, he Mehitable died of consumption. It nearly broke Isaiah's heart, and he, too, feel a victim of the disease One night, not long before his death, his mother heard a peculiar groan coming from his roam, and what was her horror on entering to see Mehitable,who had turned vampire, sucking Isalah's blood. Caught red-handed, or rather red-mouthed, in the act, she could not deny it, but she gave the mother a half-piteous, half-reproachful look, and then went and sat on the mantelpiece. She said not a word. and when the mother came out of her swoon Mellitable had vanished. But she staid long enough to settle Once and forever the disputed question of the existence of vampires. "You see," said the Sodomite, "them two young folks had probably been kissing each other a good deal, and Isaiah caught the disease from his sweetheart. Contagion, they call it, don't they?" THE NATIVE OF SODOM. There was once a man named God love Arnold. who lived on the southern shore of Yawcoo pond In South Kingstown. He was a notorious skeptic in regard to vampires, but by and by his wife died of consumption. Ile and his spouse had not always been on the best of terms, and after her death, for which God love did not grieve too long. he began to look around for another partner. But Mrs Arnold became a vampire, and began to pay off some of her old scores against her recent husband. She made life a burden for the unhappy man. She was far more importunate as vampire than as wife. She chased him one afternoon all the way to Bald hill, and finally he had to give In. They found his body about a week later on the hillside. and the expression on his face was something ghastly. "Probably died of heart disease," said the Sodomite, as he finished the story. Over armind Kettle bole and Goose Nest spring, in the Pork hill district of North Kingstown, there once lived a man by the name of Isaac Harvey. It was a good many years ago, and they say Ike died of consumption. Mrs Harvey was rathir glad of it, for he had seldom contributed anything but advice to her support. It was just like lk,.! to go into the vampire business after death, and to turn his attention to Mrs Harvey. He tormented her by night and by day, following her around in the shape of a ball of fire, until she finally hit upon the happy thought of wearing a horseshoe around her neck. It cured Ike completely. The horseshoe was rather heavy and cumbersome, but it was better than being singed by a bail of fire. For this legend the Sodomite had no explanation. Coming down to historic events, which are mattms of rt( ord, and Omitting a score or more of authentic cases within the memory of any middle-aged man now living, the most important vampire Incident Jf recent years was the celebrated Brown case. George T. Brown is an honest and industrious farmer and horse jockey who lives On the road going south from Exeter hill. He had lost two children by consumption, and in the early part of 18p2 his son returned from Colorado in the last stages of the disease. "Of course he vill die of consumption there's no help for it," said the neighbors, "so long as his brother and sister prey on him.' And they kept at Mr Brown until he was almost distracted. He didn't believe in vampires, but at last he yielded to the entreaties of the neighbors to SEMI MUM MIME IJuuI. IITTL -rt 11 rts I . A I IT-- 171 1 3 T LI - J11 II , I 2'1 I tittle OM' ,L f,4 ,...... ...0:,,,,,),,,, A irl'H0 r-- ,i. 1 .1s., ), tWomINO ll k : I ..E. 4: ' i - ' . , , , . -:' ' ' t ' '''''' gilinegamm, -. , ,I ,,,' o, DWI, 00 eek-1.11 have the bodies exhumed and the hearts and livers burned. "But I want it done decently and in Order," he said, and so he.sent a young man Over to see Dr Harold Metcalf of Wickford about it Dr Metcalf, being a graduate of Brown university and of Harvard medical school, and medical examiner of the district, was not at all prepossessed in favor of the vampire theory, and told the young man who came to see him about it that it was all a mistake. But the neighbors still kept at Mr Brown, worrying the life out of him with their importunities. So the young man was again sent to Dr Metcalf to beseech him in God's name to come and perform an autopsy on the bodies. In a moment 7 amiable weakness the doctor consented to go. One afternoon in March, 1S92, he went over to the Shrub Hill cemetery in Exeter, and there Mr Brown's neighbors Opened the graves of his two children. The doctor found the bodies in a perfectly natural state of decomposition. and not fresh and rosy, as they should have been if the souls were vampires. In the hearts, however. was a little blood, and that was quite sufficient to corroborate the Vampire theory in the minds of the neighbors. One old woman present was exultant. She knew they would find blood, and where should it have come from so long after death but from the bodies of the living? So the hearts and livers which the doctor turned over to the little assembly of neighbors were burned there in the cemetery. But it did not save the life of Mr Brown's son. He died not long after. and since then two other members of the family have passed away with the same disease. "It was all because the ashes were not taken care of," said the vampire experts. Since then, however, the belief of the community in vampires has been rather wavering. A great many of the leading men in Exeter do not believe in the theory at all. For instance there is Hon Edward P. Dutemple. state senator from this town, who is a good legislator and a still better blacksmith. He is too much of a politician to make enemies by discussing the subject, but his private opinion on the vampire question is known to all his friends. Then there is the good elder Edwards, town clerk, librarian of the public library on Pine Hill, farmer and preacher. , He is One of the most pronounced of the anti-vampirites. Among the laity, ' the hard-headed farmers of the town ' who work early and late to coax a living from the reluctant soil. there are plenty who are outspoken in their disbelief in vampires. If you talk with Reynolds Lillibridge, the successful farmer, gunner and trapper of Pine Hill, you will discover that he is much more interested in minks and otters and muskrats, and the trout in his fine pond, than in the vampires. "When a man's underground, he hasn't anything more to do with anybody that's above groundthat's my theory," he 7-;,--:--'-------s-----,-::::':--i-,,-,5A-- '; .. --,--' --'-------- (7,.,(;,,'7.-re,.7 (ill,;,,,,If4't'l,...4(4-'s'.'1.147114.1,7----,7,,-;----.'' ', ) 1 "Iliiii,41.;14 71 ,::14V$ ,, )) .,(')'1,,,I$,,,, !--c '4'1';'':ll't sY ) ,, .,t4,t11' 1 , , 's - it! I 1 , ,,,,..:, ,,,,,:,,,,,. ,i,4 , - -'N,,,,,,, -, ,.,,,,, 4 - - : - -. ,,,- - - , , ,-,,,, . . . , ... , . . ,,i-.. .4 i- - -- - -', -- ,'-',,- -; , - ..,. ------,..., ::.,,...----- - ......,,.r--------------"L-------- , ---.------ MTh HARVEY AND IKE. said. "Still, I can understand how a man like Brown must have felt. When you are in trouble you will grab at a straw, and when you are in a good deal of trouble you will grab at a whole bundle." The lonely telegraph operator in the little station up on Pine bill is too busy looking after his wires to bother about vampires. And then, too,' he has just brought a charming Tittle wife there to share his solitude and his salary. Mme Douglass, .the lone clairvoyant and business medium, who lives on the Ten Rod road, hasn't any doubt about the existence of vampires and of lots of other things, seen and unseen. When you take this community. "full and by," or "by and large." you will find it pretty evenly divided on the vampire issue, But it is strongly republican, and so the issue has not yet crept into politics. Over in North Kingstown and up in West Greenwich, Coventry and Foster, as well as in Hopkinton. Richmond and South Kingstown, the vampire belief holds extensive sway. There have, however, been no recent resurrections of bodies of consumptives. As to the origin of the belief there Is no satisfactory explanation given. How it could have been transplanted from the old world and found a lodgment only in Rhode Island, among an otherwise very intelligent and enterprising and wideawake population, is a mystery. It is not an English superstition, and yet the settlers of this region were all English. Mr be Jongh of Wickford, who has devoted some attention to the subject, Is inclined to think that it comes from the old voodoo superstition, as there were formerly Many negroes in Rhode It is to be hoped that with better sanitation and a closer observance of the rules of hygiene, consumption will gradually disappear. and that the vampire will retire from business and leave the good folk of Rhode Island in peace and security. CONDEMNS COMMISSiONS. -- N. W. Ladd to Good Citizenship Clam of South Congregational Church. Mr N. W. Ladd addressed the members of the Citizenship class of the South Congregational church at noon yesterday on "The Relations of the Citizens and the Legislature." He first gave an outline of the organization of the national and state forms of government of the United States. Then he made a statement of some of the theories upon which government has been based. Mr Ladd expatiated upon the necessity of intelligence and edueation on the part of the people as 'well as honesty and interest in their government. He placed special emphasis upon the necessity of having the people always interested in their government. in everything pertaining to it. whether legislative. judicial or executive. Government by commissions instead of by the representatives of the people was condemned by the speaker. Mr Ladd dwelt upon the devotion of Daniel Webster to the constitution and government of his country. ITS 31ST ANNIVERSARY. Lenox St Chapel Celebrates With Appropriate Ceremonies. The 31st anniversary of the Lenox st chapel was observed yesterday with stecial exercises at both the afternoon and eVellitig services. In the afternoon there was a song service by the children and addresses by the pastor, Rev A. C. Knudson, and REV Ir Reisner. At the evening service the report of William H. Hoyt, superintendent of the Sunday school, Was read. This showed a membership of 150 and an average Sunday attendance of GO. This was followed by a presentation to all the ehilören who had attended each Sunday during the year. The exrcises were brought to a close by an address by Rev A. C. Knudson, who gave an his'torical review of the work done by the chapel during the year. ExcurSiOfl to Jamaica. The Plant steamship line announce excursions to Jamaica, West Inds, leaving Port Tampa, Fla, Jan 31, Veb 14 and 28, March 13 and 27. The excursion rates are low and allow tourists to stop off en route. A. P. Lane. N. E. agent, 207 Washington st, will give all Information. Concord Republicans Organize. CONCORD. Mass, Jan 26The republican town committee has met and organized for 1896 with Col William Barrett as chairman, George D. Russell as secretary and Ashley P. Howe as treasurer. The other members of the committee are William H. Hunt, Henry Benson and Anson Wheeler. THE 'BOSTON DAILY GLOBE - DEATH INSTANT. Hannah Moylan Dropped From Fire Escape. Wout Don Four Floors to 11 le Stone Sitio it On Her Way to Her Home in Ireland. Long Employed as a Servant in Brookline. Mind Became Unbalanced in Unknown Way. NEW YORK. Jan 26 Hannah MoyIan. a demented woman, was killed this evening by falling or jumping to the sidewalk from a fire escape balcony on the fourth floor of the St Denis hotel, at which she was a guest. During her fits of madness the woman Imagined that persons were trying to murder her, and it is thought that it was while trying to evade her sultosed assailant that she lost her life. The woman was 29 years old and was born in county Galway, where her parents still live. She was a rather tall, buxom woman, with red cheeks and black eyes, and had the appearance of being in perfect health. Immediately afier her arrival in this country she secured a place as a servant, and of late had been living with a family in Brookline, Mass: Two years ago her younger brother. Bernard, who is now 23 years old, came from Ireland and secured a place as a laborer in Newton, a suburb of Boston. For the past year or so Hannah hact been in poor health, and a short time ago it became evident that her mina was affected. Several physicians were consulted, but despite their efforts her affliction grew steadily worse. During the past few weeks she became quite violent at times. She had recently been living with an aunt at 108 Bolton st, Boston, and the attending physician advised that she be sent home to Ireland, saying that the ocean trip would do her good and that she might possibly regain her mental balance. Hannah had About $200 in the bank. Her brother, Bernard.- also had managed to save a little. and it was decided that he should accompany his sister on a visit to their parents in the old country. They expected to be gone about two months. Steerage accommodations were secured for both on the steamship Servia, which sailed yesterday, and on Friday they left Boston for this city. Owing to the heavy fog which prevailed that night the boat on which they came was delayed. and by the time the Moylans reached the dock the Servia was already under way. With several others who were caught ln the same predicament they appealed to the officers of the steamship company. It was arranged that all should call at e) tomorrow morning, when passage would be secured for them on the NVIiite Star liner sailing on Wednesday. While on the pier the Moylans became acquainted with John Doherty of Boston. who was also going to Ireland, and eith William Kelly, a friend who had come on to see him off. The disappointment brought on one of Hannah's attacks and a policeman advised that she be taken to a hotel, where she would receive proper attention, and as Kelly, with his friend Doherty, were going to the St Denis, they suggested that they all go there together. This was agreed to, and the party walked up Broadway. Just north of Houston St Hannah became violent. She declared that she was about to be killed, and refused to go any farther. Her brother tried to calm her, but she grew more violent, and a crowd gathered about them. Some one told a policeman that several men were abusing a woman. and I he ran to the spot. When the case was ! explained to him he tried to persuade ! the woman to go to the hotel. She mould not, and, as the crowd which gathered was blocking the streets, the ! officer was finally compelled to take the ! woman to the Mercer st station. There it was discovered that the sister and brother had been drinking, and they were locked up for safe keeping for the night. On the way to the station Hannah became calm again, and remained so during the night. On the way to the Jefferson Market ! police court this morning she joked with ! the other women prisoners and seemed to be as sane as any of them. ! The Moylans were discharged by the ! magistrate and an officer took them to ' the hotel. They were assigned to ad' joining rooms on the fourth floor, on the ! Ilth st side of the buildirg. Soon after this Hannah became vio1 lent. and putting on her jacket started for the street. Her brother caeght her ' at the head of the stairs, and La, main ! force got her into her room again. Ber! Lard stayed with her after that until about 6 this evening. She was sound asleep then, and, stealing quietly from the room and locking the door, Bernard went out with Doherty and walked up Broadway to lath st and back. Soon after they left Charles Schneider of 287 East 10111 st. who works for Tiffany & Co. standing on the rear platform of a Broadway ear, saw what appeared like a large black bundle drop through the air and strike the sidewalk on the llth st side, close to the railing of the hotel. A second glance convinced him that the object was the body of a woman. Joseph S. Engle was passing at the time, and the body struck him lightly on the shoulder. Engle cried out and leaped aside. The next moment a chorus of screams from the women who were passing attractel the attention of Bernard and Doherty, who had just. reached the corner on their return. Several persons rushed to where the woman lay, but a glance showed that she was dead. She had struck on her head. As soon as he saw the body Bernard shouted. "It's my sister; my sister:" and he would have thrown himself upon the body had not bystanders restrained him. An ambulam'a surgeon from St Vincent hospital said that the woman must have died instantly. The body was conveyed to the Mercer st police station. It was fully dressed, even to the hat and jacket, and it is believed that awakening and finding the (boor locked, the woman, bent on escaping from imaginary pursuers, climbed out on the fire escape balcony. and in trying to descend lost her balsance and fell. Bernard, the brother, was almost distracted with grief and spent Most of the night moaning and weeping in the back room of the police station. The body Will probably be taken to Boston for burial. Peabody High School Reunion. LYNN, Jan 26The reunion of the high Echool alumni will be held Feb 18. Hymn Groce of the Boston Latin school and James N. Ham of the Providence manual school will deliver addresses, and Airs Frank S. Atwood of Salem will read an original poem. The reception committee consists of Thomas Carroll, Aliss Marion Taylor, I. P. Osborne, Mrs F. E. Hobart, Miss Ruth Winchester, George Low. Local Linea --Bev Dr P. T. Haziewood will deliver a stereopticon lecture on "The Wonders of the Microscope's this evening. at the Dudley st church. This is one of a series of free popular educational lectures which pastor Gumbart is providing for the public. Rev John A. McElwain. associate pastor of the Clarendon st Baptist church. this city, will have charge of the noon fleeting of the Evangelistic association of New England, held daily In Bromfield St church. throughout the present week. He will be assisted by Miss Floret-we Ives, who will sing, and also by students from the Gordon training school. Rabbi Charles Fleischer leczured at the tErnple Adath Israel last evening or. ''A Jew's a Jew for a that and a' that." mtm. I &&&&&& & LC tALC 3 JncAJsL.r . 11 L S-Slo 1.11W I MONDAY, JANUARY MONEY NISSING. Continued from the First Page. statements. The experts, however, say that he was charged with the books and that he was accountable for them. A. Maurice Low. CONGRESS LIKELY TO ACT. Lodge Says Some Change in Immigration Law is Probable. WASHINGTON,Jan 26Senator Lodge, who is chairman of the committee on immigration, is working hard on the measures which have been referred to his committee and is anxious to see some proper bill passed at this session of congress. "No one can tell positively," he said today, "what will be done. I think congress will amend the laws so as to restrict immigration considerably. Personally I am much in favor of the educational test." Mr Lodge has offered in the senate, and Mr McCall in the house, the bill prepared by the immigration restriction league of Boston. The senate committee has under consideration in addition two bills offered by Senator .Chandler. In the house bills have been introduced by Mr Barham and Mr Johnson of California, Mr Walker, Mr Curtis of Kansas, and by Mr Stone of Pennsylvania. The chairman of the house committee, Richard Barth idt of Missouri. was once an immigrant himself, having been born In Germany. An organized effort is being made to push forward the Stone bill. It provides for inspection of immigrants by the U S consul at the port of embarkation. Printed blanks were sent to all sections of the country for signatures favoring the bill, and they are now pouring in upon congress. Senator Lodge does not favor the Stone bill. though he would be willing to vote for almost any bill that would restrict immigration. He believes the proper way to do it is to put the immigrant to a strict educational test. The bill he has effered excludes from admission to the United States all persons between 14 and 60 years of age who cannot both read and write the English language or some other language. This requirement would be an amendment to all requirements now in force. "How would you put your educational test in operation?" Mr Lodge was asked. "We would not have to worry about that." he replied. "The government would require the steamship companies to take back free of charge every person linable to comply with the law. You would find that the companies themselves would test the immigrants before they sold them transportation. The government would not be put to expense in the matter. "When it became generally known abroad that such a regulation was being strictly enforced the foreigners desiring to emigrate to this country would prepare themselves. The question of regulating and restricting immigration is one of the gravest which now confront the country. We are certainly in no present danger of being overcrowded by desirable immigrants, but we are at this moment overcrowded with undesirable immigrants. This latter Condition is steadily growing worse. "The immigration of people of those races which contributed to the settlement and development of the United States is declining in comparison with that of races far removed in thought and speech and blood from the men who have made this country what it is. Moreover, all immigration from every quarter is showing a tendency toward deterioration which is by no means gradual. The last census bulletin shows that the foreign-born citizens, or those of foreign parentage. furnish more penitentiary convicts than are supplied by the entire native5born population, which of course greatly outnumbers the population of foreign birth. In the immigration of late years we note also the appearance of secret societies dangerous to law and order and hostile to every theory of American institutions." CONGRESSIONA1, FORECAST. Appropriation Bills Will Occupy Attention of the Lower Branch. WASHINGTON, Jan 26The time of the house this week will be largely occupied in the consideration of appropriation bills. The diplomatic and consular bill is ready to be reported. Debate upon it may begin immediately. Under the rules. tomorrow is assigned to the district of Columbia, but as yet the committee on affairs of the district has placed before the house only two unimportant measures. The diplomatic and consular bill will probably be good for several days debate, and when it is disposed of the district of Columbia appropriation bill will be ready for report to the house. Although on Friday last Mr Jones of Arkansas in charge of the house bond bill. gave notice that he would ask the senate to remain in session Thursday next until the bill was disposed of, it Is hardly likely that a vote will be reached on that day, as a number of senators have expressed their intention of speaking on the free coinage substitute. and the time is too short after the morning business each day has been atended to to permit of the delivery of speeches. It Is probable, however, that before the week is out the vote will have been taken. Incidentally daring the week, there wilt be more or less of discussion in the senate on the Monroe resolution reverted by the committee on foreign relations. Mr Thurston of Nebraska has elven notice that he will address the senate on the resolution Tuesday. COHEN -SHEN BERG. Four Hundred Friends of the Coune Thronged Minot Halt The wedding of Miss Annie Shenberg, sister of Rabbi Shenberg, and Mr Morris Cohen, took place last evening, at Minot hall. Rabbi Margolis, assisted by Rabbi Barron, performed the ceremony in the presence of 400 friends and relatives of the couple. The bridal march was led by two little misses, Lilly Shenberg and Mi Hey Fein, who carried bouquets of roses. Mr Joseph Cohen. brother of the groom, acted as best man. The bridal gown was white brocaded satin, trimmed with pearl. The bride's bouquet was bride ro6es. Messrs Max Cohen, 1. Thompson, G. Levine and I. Josephs were the ushers, and Mr Hyman Pill, the floor manager. Among the guests were: Mr & Mrs H Goldman Mr & Mrs G Fein Mr & Mrs J Cohen Mr & Mrs Jake Cohen Mr & Mrs L Jacob Mr & Mrs J Levine Mr & Mrs li Small Mr & Mrs L K rokyn Sir & Mrs Rudin Ir & Mrs I. Margot Mr & Mrs L ihtvis Mr & Mrs L Kaselson Mr & Mrs NI Margot Mr & Niss A Singer Mr & Mrs C Jacobson Mr & Mrs M Cohen Mr & Mrs L Woronoff Mr & Mrs W Barron Sir & Mrs N Waxer Mr & Mrs C Stone Mr & Mrs Max Cohen Mr & Nirs J Speetor Mr & Mrs ilins Miss I Jaeobs Miss Bessie Cohen Miss Rosie Gordon Miss Rosie Clansman Miss Pauline Shurman Miss Sarah Cohen Miss Annie Green Miss Belle Margenstein Miss Sophie Linskey Miss Fanny Shatz Miss Ftta Shatz Miss Etta Fein M hit; Celia Cohen Miss Sadie Wolfson Mimi Eva Cohen Miss Annie Small Miss Lizzie Small Miss Rosie Small Miss Sadie Frankel Miss It 3larget Miss 4ielia Seigel Miss Bessie Seigel Miss Etta Winn Miss Jennie Harris Miss Ida Abrams Miss Rose Harris Nliss P Goldberg Miss Bella Cohen Miss I Finebers Miss Dora Weinbad Miss M Shoeutierg Miss K Asner Miss R Hyman Miss I, Goldberg Mis-s J Barron Miss Goldberg M I Sit3 I.; Needleman Miss E Samuels Miss L Hines Miss J Goldbain Mks G Schatz Miss I," Schatz Miss Leah Kramer Mr Hyman Pill Mr A Alpert Mr II Wolfson Mr A Berman Mr M Goldberg Mr Chas Cafro Mr D Mines Mr .1 ober Mr M Maget Mr i Seigel Mr M Cohen Mr H Arsonoff Mr CJacohowils Mr M Singer Mr S Limb Mr A Soloway DEATH OF GEO. H. JOBBSON. - Registrar of Labor of the Civil Service Commissioners. George H. Johnson, 42 years of age, registrar of labor of the civil service commissioners, died yesterday afternoon at hotel Hoffman on Columbus av, after an illness of but one week. Pneumonia was the cause of death. Two Arrests for Larceny at Rockland. ROCKLAND, Me, Jan 26Seth Ames and Jerry Cochran were arrested last night, charged with the larceny of wearing apparel belonging to Dr M. P. Judkins and also articles fromW. N. Ulmer's stable. They will be tried tomorrow morning. Ames has served two terms in the Portland industrial school. Rubber Reclaiming Mill Burned. LAMBERTVILLE, N J, Jan 26The New Jersey rubber company's reclaiming mill was burned tonight. The loss will exeeed $50,000, fully insured. 27, 1S96. NO CREED LINE. All Pastors Unite for Sabbath Protection. New Elli land Logi lle's Annual Mooting 111 Music Organization is Young, hut Is Very Active. Aims to Establish Universal Day of Rest. Yoke and Harness of Care Should be Laid Aside. That there has been a combination of many creeds to suppress the encroachments of business on the sacredness of the first day of the week was made quite evident at the annual meeting of the New England Sabbath Protective league, held in Music hall yesterday afternoon. On the platform were lined up Baptist ministers, Episcopal rectors, Congregational clergymen and Unitarian divines. Strangely enough the variety of religions represented did not call out a variety of arguments. For once, it appeared, that all the speakers had found a common theme and a universal grievance. Perhaps the most important result of the meeting was that it showed a very large and mixed audience that the idea of Sabbath observance was first and foremost in the minds of representative Boston churchmen, and that definite measures had been formed to create public sentiment on this line. The league might be called the infant of all Boston reforms, for it was incorporated Only last May. Its beginning has been uncommonly auspicious, for it has had the support of not only all sorts of clergymen . but of legislators, educators and labor leaders. Among the letters of congratulation and regret at absence which Sec Kneeland read were some from Gen Martin, Fr Scully, Mayor Bancroft of Cambridge, Dr Francs G. Peabody of Harvard, Pres Blanehard of Wheatland college. Lieut Gov Wolcott. Senator Hoar and the president of the 9arbers' association. From the speeches it was seen that the aims of the league were pivoted midway between the blue laws and "advanced" theology. They embody the feelings of the mass of churchgoers, and are all hinged on two thingsthe securing of Sunday rest for all classes and a national encouragement to worship. Rev Dr Reuen Thomas presided. In his introductory remarks he said the league could not hope for greater accomplishments than to introduce a more wholesome idea as regards Sabbath ra,st. especially among employers who do not always comply strictly with the terms of the law. "While we recognize," he went on, "that it is impossible to make people religious merely through legislation, we know that Christianity includes humanity, and that we as Christians ought to throw all protection we can, even legal protection, about our brothers. "Moral suasion Only can accomplish a correct observance of the Sabbath, but to give that full play we ought to establish conditions so that men may not be degraded by Sunday toil. The strong cannot crush the weak or the inhuman suppress youth and inexperience. "Our aim is simply to help our fellow-men get something which belongs to them. We want to establish a universal rest day; that the laborers of all degrees may have the chance to understand that there is something in life beyond mere work." Mr James Logan Gordon, president of the Parliament of Man, gave one of his characteristic "topical" speeches as follows: "The Sabbath is a physical necessity, a social necessity, a commercial necessity. a political necessity, a religious necessity, and from every possible standpoint and point of view, an absolute necessity. "The Sabbath is as old as the race, as indispensable as good health, as absolutely necessary as common sense, 1 and as divine in its character as the laws of nature are irrevocable and irresistible. "We need the Sabbath, we need time to think, time to recuperate, time to reflect, time to resolve, time to adjust our consciousness to our conscience. "We need time to get acquainted with ourselves. time to get acquainted with our families, time to get acquainted with our neighbors, and time to get acqua!nted with God. "The Sabbath comes to us clad In the garments of holy memories and hallowed associations. When we think of the Sabbath we think of God. of the sanctuary, of home, of the Bible, of eternity and of that blessed land where congregations neer break up and Sabbaths have no end. "The Sabbath is the best friend of the church, the best friend of the home. the best friend of the cause of true culture, the best friend of commerce, the best friend of society, the best friend of morality and religion. "The Sabbath is an American institution, not by organization, but by inheritance, by adoption, by popular acceptation and by political incorporation. Let us pile up the press, public school and marriage relation in monumental splendor and mounting the magnMeent pyramid with our national emblem, the stars and stripes, claim them as American institutions, fight for them as such and brand the man who seeks the destruction of any one or of all, an enepy of progress and a traitor to the best interests of our republic. "We are standing upon the focal point of all history. destiny and prophecy. Our republic holds within its political domain the apex of the Anglo-Saxon civilization. We occupy a position upon a transfigured mountain summit, clad In the threefold light and glory of a rcw worlda new civilizationand a fit w century. "We are fighting battles in New England, the successful issue of which will bless a new world and the results of which will encircle and affect the whole wend. We are settling questions which, whether settled right or wrong, will not be unsettled again for a thousand years." Dr James de Normandie spoke briefly on "Rest and worship." He referred to the fact that the members of the league had many differences in theology but on the question of sabbath observance they were agreed. "Mankind unyokes the oxen and unharnesses the horse," he said, "but for Itself is forever yoked and harnessed to care. Business, commerce and trade are driven at such white heat 'today that even our dreams are troubled and we are crushed by the burdens of care. "Therefore our first nlea is that Sunday Is a physical necessity. We want to take a broad, rational and Christian view of the circumstances, but we also want to insist that every being should have the privilege of Sunday rest. "About the idea of worship. That is Tlabreg y t gift of the last centuries. The earlier races knew little about worship. them the best opportunity to spend their leisure. Indeed, what would be- largely came to people because it gave come of us if this privilege were taken away. The rust of chains which bind humanity to God would corrode if they were not burnished with the prayers of devotion." There were brief remarks from Rev George Wolf Shinn of Newton. A resolution was also passed indorsing and approving the efforts of the police commissioners in suppressing unnecessary Sunday employment. The last speaker was Mr George E. McNeill. Mr McNeil said: "I am a witness to the fact that the engrossing cares of business renders all public service difficult. Our ears are filled with that one word 'business.' We cannot get away from it on Sunday, for it is flaunted in the newspapers and even sounded from the pulpit. "Now, whether we believe the Bible to be inspired or not. we know that it contains certain eternal truths of life. The pages of the book are filled with The title deed of all the riches of the earth has been granted to all warnings against the powers of mam- mon. men, and all men are joint heirs to all earth contains. but they are robbed by the power of this spirit of mammon. "God by his blessing and sanctification created rest and leisure as a divine institution. Sunday was the original labor day for all who labor, and In the economy of God there is no room for those who do not labor. Every man who is obliged to labor on Sunday Is not deprived of his rest and his moral freedom, but he has in a degree destroyed these same privileges for others. Civilization reaches Its highest expression where men are dearest and things cheapest. "As a mere economic factor attendance at church worship for laborers is to be considered. A laborer who goes to church Is worth a higher wage than one who does not; his standing Is better. his clothing is better and his self-respect greater. The non-churchgoer is a cheaper man and can underbid his fellow in the market." "Go to the church, then, workingmen, whatever your belief. that you may assimilate the power of the church. The growing demand for Sunday labor does not come from the laborers, not even the unemployed, but from the mammonized class. The demand of labor is not more work and less Sundays, but better distributed work, shorter hours and more rest days. "Every attempt to lessen the drudgery of life has been opposed by the mammonized priesthood. They say every method toward industrial freedom destroys business. Their chief end Is to glorify private property and enjoy It themselves. "You ministers cannot dam up the deluge at its mouth; you must seek safety by finding the source from which the corrupting waters flow, which lies in the spirit of mammon." ROBBED ON THE HIGH SEAS. Story of Astounding Outrage and Audacity Told by One of the Passengers on La Bourgogne. NEW YORK, Jan 26It was an astounding and sensational story of outrage and robbery on the high seas that was told at Ellis island today, and as a consequence the board of special inquiry has debarred and will deport the five principals in a case almost unparalleled in the annals of transatlantic travel. Among the better dressed and more Intelligent of the steerage passengers on La Bourgogne were four Parisians, two men and two women. The men are cooks and are well known in the tenderloin district and in the French colony, having served as cooks in some of the tables d'hote there. Eight months ago they went to Paris and enjoyed the fruits of their labors here. When they decided to return to America they found willing companions in two attractive young women known on the boulevards as Ernestine Pontier and Camille Duval Ravel. The cooks are Ernest Leroy and Baptiste Ricker. Ernestine traveled as Mrs Ricker and Camille posed as the wife of Leroy. At ether passenger was August Vergeron, an American citizen, 60 years old, who recently revisited his birthplace in Normandy and was returning to the country of his adoption. Vergeron spent much of his time on the voyage In making himself agreeable to the two dashing young women. He bought wine for them and was highly attentive. According to the sworn statement he made today, Leroy and Ricker encouraged his flirtation with the women. The old man was delighted and spent his money freely. Late on Thursday evening he went below to get a wrap for Camille and walked rather unsteadily along a dark corridor. Leroy and Ricker, who were In ambush in a dark corner, sprang out, seized him by the throat and almost strangled him to death. They hustled him into the lavatory, and while one man throttled him the other took 1385 francs from him. He was then flung in an almost senseless condition upon the floor of the lavatory. When he recovered he crawled to his berth and lay trembling there all night. On Friday he informed the purser of the outrage. He says that the purser replied that as the ship was nearing the end of her voyage he was particularly busy, but would make an investigation upon their arrival in port. The Bourgogne reached her dock at 9 a m today, and the steerage passengers were examined at Ellis island at noon. The two women and two men were arrested, although Leroy ran all over the boat in the endeavor to escape. None of the money could be found. After hearing both sides all five principals were debarred from landing. REV CORNELIUS WOELFICIN, D of Brooklyn, to whom the Clarendon at Baptist church has unanimously extended a call. but who has not yet decided to accept. SECURED $20,000. Burglars Made a Rich Haul From the Schiller Collection. NEW YORK, Jan 26Early this morn. ing burglars entered the house 5 East 30th st, where the celebrated Schiller collection of antiques recently sent to this country are stored, and secured articles valued at $20,000. The collection Is v,orth over 2300,000. LOWELL. A member of the committee on commons says five men are candidates for superintendent. The creditors of W. E. Leinhas, whose petition in insolvency will be heard this week, number 170. An attempt to have a flash light picture taken in Charles Joyce's store on Middle St Sunday morning resulted in a blaze which was extinguished by the chemical company. Card playing and dice shaking will not be allowed in future in licensed liquor saloons, under an order of the police commissioners. The kindergarten formerly on Colburn st has been transferred to Mechanics hall. The residents of Centralville Heights have presented the Lowell & Suburban company a petition asking for better car service. At the home of the bridegroom's brother, on Dutton st, Saturday night, Mr D. C. Lester of this city and Miss Lizzie Hiltz were married by Rev C. 'W. Huntington. e George Martin was arrested yesterday by the police inspectors charged with the larceny of a watch from Alexander Desjardens of Lawrence. Bishop Lawrence preached and confirmed candidates in St Anne's Episcopal church yesterday morning. In the afternoon he preached and confirmed candidates from Lowell and Chelmsford in the house of Prayer. His last service of the day was in St John's church. Rev George H. Johnson addressed the Lowell reform club last night. Refused Admittance to Hospital. NEW HAVEN, Conn, Jan 26--R. T. Ives, driver of the Mt Carmel stage, died at his home this morning of apoplexy. Several days ago Mr Ives was taken ill and was refused admission to the New Haven hospital, the authorities there thinking he was under the Influence of liquor. It is believed that his removal to Mt Carmel, 12 miles away, aggravated the attack. and Mr Ives friends are very much worked up over the treatment received. Mr Ives was 57 and a war veteran of excellent record. Changes in Fire Department. WATERTOWN, Jan 26The board of fire department engineers have made several changes in the department headquarters. Driver James Flannery of hose 1 has been transferred to the steamer, and driver Thomas Stanley has been assigned to hose 1. The engine has been arranged for a three-horse hitch, and will hereafter respond to all boxes. . IrAVeo --4V--. --e."-s, ,..'44,,..,-, At s . --; 'i 1 --7:; r -; , :tr - ,v,,,,A - ,i,,,,- , , 4 , 4 v vil , 1, I it i,t5f, 9 1 ,t, --g,-71 ., ' ,1 (t, kk,,' , vio,, ,f ,,91'11 A ,vs 411 ,7 zi '' f I 17'; 7 ' G MINIIIMMOOMIlk TWO BLOCKS GOB St Johnsbury Blaze Was Caused by Lamp. Avenue Hotel and Hoe' s Opera House Destroyed., Guests Barely Escaped WIth. Their. Lives. - - Twenty Tenants Lost All of Their Possessions. Several Small Blazes in Lynn Broke Sabbath Calm. ST JOHNSBURY. Vt. Jan 2Th. Avenue house on Behaved st, the largest hotel in town, a four-story woodeii building, was destroyed by fire this' afternoon. The fire started in the lamp room, and the guests barely escaped with their lives. T. C. Spencer, a jeweler, was burned about the head and hands. C. D. Bagley, a druggist, and a Mr Lyford escaped from the third story by a rope. The hotel was owned by B. G. Howe, and was valued at $30.000. and insured for $12,000. H. L. Doyle, landlord, had no insurance and lost everything, including his papers and personal prorpi erty, all valued at $3500. The first floor of the Avenue house was rented to Spaulding Bros, grocers, fully insured; Miss L. C. French, milliner, loss unknown; F. B. Martel, barber, loss $800, insurance $400; C. H. Bag.' ley, shoe dealer, saved the most of his stock. The offices of the Avenue house were occupied by Harry Blodgett, D. Waters and William McLauchlin. Besides the stores there were about 29 tenants in the hotel. The guests, both regular and transient, lost everything. Lynch & Smith had a restaurant and billiard parlors in the basement, an.' were fully insured in MOO., Adjoining the hotel on the west was the Howe opera house, also owned by B. G. Howe, which cost $30,000. The firemen made a desperate effort to save this fine brick building, but to no avail. It was insured for $8000. A. W. Scott, shoe store. and R. P. Kidder & Son, hardware, were tenants in the opera house block. Both had ample time to save their property, which was well insured. North of the Avenue house is a, small block, owned by B. G. Bowe. which was gutted. It was Insured for $4500. The first floor was occupied by E. C. Brooks, tailor, and the second floor was used as a hall by the Red Men. A special train brought 100 firemen from Lyndonville at 9 and two hours later the fire was under control. TWO STORES GUTTED. Narrow Escape from a Big Blase on Union St, Lynn. - - LYNN, Jan 26Prompt work by the firemen prevented another serious fire on Union st, within a short distance of the Sagamore building, tonight The alarm tvas given from box 61, at 9.20 p m. The building where the fire started is a two and a half-story wooden structure, numbered 200, 202, 204 and 206 'Union st, owned by Prank Pettengill. On the first floor are the stores of Willis Browning. tailor; Charles Stratton, cobbler: Edward Flower. fruit dealer and the Mikado laundry, run by a Chinaman. The upper part Is occupied by Mrs Annie Evans as a lodging house. The flames originated around the chimney in Browning's part, from some unknown cause, and in a short time the entire building was filled with smoke. Several people were in the rooms upstairs, and they had considerable difficulty in making their escape. Before the fire could be extinguished the stores of Browning and Stratton were gutted and most of the stock destroyed. The loss on the building is estimated at from 6800 to $1000, and is understood to be fully covered by Insurance. Browning's loss will be about $200, partially insured. Stratton's loss is small, and the other tenants will only suffer from smoke and water. During the fire William Henderson, a railroad fireman, living at 189 Chestnut st fell from a ladder in the rear of the building. the ladder having broken, and received painful injuries to the arm and back. He was taken home by the police. Several firemen were slightly overcome by smoke and had to be taken from the building. FIREBUG IN LAWRENCE. Two Suspicious Blazes in That City Sunday Afternoon. ' LAWRENCE, Jan 26There are indi. cations that a fire bug is again at work here. Within a comparatively short time two alarms this afternoon called the department out to fires supposed to have been of incendiary origin. The first was in the bay shed of De- sire Theberge on Wendell et. It had gained considerable headway when the firemen arrived. and the building was destroyed. There was but little hay in the shed and the loss is placed at about $600. Sparks set fire to a coal shed adjoining, belonging to D. J. O'Mahoney. LIM) damage was done. The second alarm was from box 31, which calls 'tut the entire department, and was occasioned by a blaze in the loft of the E. M. Slayton company's stable in the Broadway alley near Lowell at The fire had caught in the hay. but was extinguished before much damage had been done. The loss was about - WO. - Lynn Tenement House Much Damaged. LYNN, Jan 26A few minutes after 1 a m today the dwelling house at 15 Hanover st, owned by -Isaac C. Wyman and occupied by Charles Wilson an family and John O'Brien and family, was discovered to be on fire. An alarm was pulled in front box 26 by Mr Wilson, whose tenement is in the first story. The flames originated in the basement, from some unknown cause and the firemen had a hard struggle, the fire being between the partitions. The damage to the building is estimated at $1000. coy- - ered by insurance. Mr Wilson's loss will be $300 and Mr O'Brien's WO, both - being insured. Oil Stove Caught Fire. - LYNN. Jan 26The alarm from box HI at 10.35 o'clock this morning was calmed by an oil stove catching fire while it was being filled in the lodging house in H. E. Dane's block, 422 Washington st. , The woodwork in the room and furniture were damaged to the extent of $2, A man named S. T. Davis, who rooms In the place. was badly burned on the left hand while throwing the blazing stove out of a window. His injutleS were dressed at the hospital. Only a Bed Destroyed. , LYNN, Jan 26The alarm from box la at 10.27 p m was for a fire in the house at No. 8 Franklin st, occupied by Mrs M. A. Gurney. the flames destroying a. bea in an upper room. Loss $25; covered by insurance Cause unknown. , Woman's Hip Broken. - BROCKTON, Jan 26Mrs Mary Me- Keown, a servant employed by Mrs Daniel S. Howard of this city, fell on Main St while on her way to church this morning, fracturing her hip. She was removed to the Massachusetts general hospital. HOTEL RrYmoLnaDinners and POPTIOTS unexcelled. Private dining rooms for ladies.. 11 illtli ' 4 P, 11 t All ot il . e I is. . 111 ' in Lynn ,'I Lim. sn 2Th. I . the largory wooden ' fire this' . , o room, anti ! ," with their II as burned 1 and a Mr 01 ' d story by 1 . G. Howe, 1 nd Insured . 1 odlord. had 11 ything, In- i ;one,' prop.c il li t, 3nue house 3S, grocers. 3 ench. milli- . I , artel, bar- , C. H. Bag. t nost of his II house were P 1 . , D. Waters t re about 29 , uests, both !t orerythin g. aurant and ement, anA - l e west was t, 3 owned by 1 O. The fire- , to save this il 1 o avail It and R. P. ere tenants , Both had . r property. p 1 e is a smal1 , I owe. which ' d for $ook . . d by E. C. Id floor was en. 100 firemen two hours : rol. TED. , g Bine orbs ork by the - 1 serious fire distance of rht. s box 61, at . , ere the fire story wood202, 204 and nk Petten- ' se stores of isles Strat- Lwry, run fruit , rt Is occuI a lodging round the from some ' rt time the I Ith smoke. rooms up- ,, I wable dim- , 3. ! ittinguished ' , d Stratton i e stock de. I Iding is es- - and is un- , - 1 I by Insur. be about Iton's loss ts will only , r. enderson, a 1 i9 Chestnut rear of the 1 i woken, and he arm and I by the po. I re slightly i'lli 1,1. co boob I 01)cra ' - it ,, 1 , . , 11 rk ort ed to 1 oe- , ad he lay III , , about J, , )ining, Little cox 31, tment, ,. in the ' ! p, pany's ( 0 Low- 11 r ' s hay. "1. i I adaom i b - li I 1 s I : :faated.t:r1511 . It-4 ' 7yman n and i, I:' zany,' l alarm i ,,:, Vilsorr. ,. Story. ,,' ement. 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