The Boston Globe from Boston, Massachusetts on January 16, 1919 · 1
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Thursday, January 16, 1919
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I T I i' X . X i Order your Used Car, Tire, Truck and Accessory advts for next Sundays Globe today. Make sure if your copy of the Sunday Glob by ordering it regularly from your dealer. VOL XCV XO. 16 SCENE OF RUIN AND DESOLATION IN NORTH END AFTER DESTRUCTION P OF PURITY DISTILLING COMPANY TANK AND NEARBY STRUCTURES ONE MORE MAKE COUNTRY DRY 35 Have Now Ratified Prohibition Amendment Plan Legal Fight in 13 States WASHINGTON, Jan 15 Legislatures of 35 States one less than the feiulred three-fourths have ratified t!e prohibition Constitutional amendment. Several State Assemblies now In esslon are expected to take action tomorrow, with a probable race between Nebraska, Missouri and Min-kesota as to which will be the 36th the list. The amendment, under its provi-lon, becomes effective one year from the date of Its final ratification. Additional legislation by Congress Contlsned on be Second Page. 1R Tor over 30 years the Globe has been the leading Want and Classified medium in New England. See that your Real Estate Business Chances Automobile Poultry For Sale Machinery For Sale Board and Rooms Help Wanted ii dvts appear In the Clobe. STATE TO - ASSERT WAR MAY BREAK OUT AGAIN British See Sudden Change in Armistice Situation Supreme Council Decision Means Army Must Be Kept in Germany LONDON, Jan 15 The Central News declares that as a result of the Allied discussions In Paris the whole aspeet of demobilization has undergone a sudden and vital change, this being shown In the drastic conditions demanded of Germany for a renewal of the armistice. On authority of an unimpeachable character, says the Central News, It can be stated that a situation exists In Europe under which war may break out again at any moment. The Allied War Council has arrived at a decision which means that the British people have mistaken the appearance of peace Continued on the Second Page. Order your Real Estate, Business Chances, Board and Rooms and Help Wanted advts for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays Globe today. CASH OVER THE COUNTER A 52 Devonshire Street . Liberty Bonds EARNEST E.SMITH&CO. Members New York end Beeton Stock Exchangee. C I.4SSKS IN SHORTHAND and 40 other course will be started January 37. Northeastern Preparatory School Boston Y.M.O.A.. 31 Huntington Ave. CASTLE SQ. THEATRE Bos Offlc at nicnos. Whsro Ticket are Sold and Delivered Immediately. Phis Week STORY OP THE ROSARY BOSTON, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 1C. 1919-SIXTEEN PAGES THE TODAYS GLOBE CONTENTS Page 1. . , Eleven killed, 50 injured in molasses tank explosion In North End. Supreme Council decides only brief official statements of accomplished facts at the Peace Congress will be given out; contrary to American and British wishes; vigorous American protest for open diplomacy laid before President Wilson. Prohibition amendment needs ratification of only one more State. Two dead and another man in a serious condition as result of a fire in a South End lodging house early this morning. Drastic conditions demanded of Germany show war may break out again at any moment, British press is informed. Page 2. m Portuguese Government troops attack with cannon revolutionists holding town of Santarem. Federation of Labor reconstruction committee recommends Federal control of public utilities. Retribution upon Germans for murder and ill-treatment of Allied prisoners reported to be first of new armistice terms. Page 3. Conferees on Revenue bill adopt tax on child labor products and restoration of two-cent postage. Women to push new Liberty Loan on thrift and investment argument. George E. Bruce, whose will provided for distribution of $140,000 estate, left only from $10,000 to $20,000, court is told. Page 4. Bethlehem Steel Company challenges power of War I.abor Board; Taft charges bad faith. William Ronikier, Cambridge bank teller, accused of $27,000 embezzlement, committed to Jail In default of $20,000 bail. William S. McNary at Cambridge urges adoption of Mayor Peters Greater Boston plan. Crew of Gloucester schooner, wrecked fit Labrador, rescued. Radicals and conservatives In hot fight for control of National Labor Congress at Chicago. Five transports sail from France with $200 soldiers. Director General Hines to ask for $500,000,000? more? to? loan? railroads? to finance improvements. ' Page 5. . Thomas B. Fitzpatrick dies at home In Brookline. Mayor urged to start municipal building projects to relieve acute unemployment In Bostoh. ' Frank S. Mansfield released In Rockland, Me; Grand Jury fails to act In Brown murder case. Port of Boston news. Page G. Explosion theory favored by police expert in discussing North End tragedy, James Lennon, brother-in-law of John L. Sullivan, among explosion victims. Pneumonia Is Dangerous! Dr. Hilton's No. 5 Relieves Colds La Grippe. Advertisement. Fisher Business College Four schools, Roxbury, Somerville. Cambridge, Waltham. Attend nearest, Ad vt. Children Need Father Johns Medicine to build up. AU pure nourishment. Advt. . 1 FEATURES OF EXPLOSION Eleven dead. Fifty injured. Financial loss $500,000. Six wooden buildings demolished. Score of city department horses killed. Steel support of Atlantic-av Elevated structure knocked down. One million and a half gallons of molasses runs to waste, valued at $225,000. Elevated express car lifted from rails. Sailors of U. S. S. Nantucket give assistance. Auto truck picked up, dragged across street and hurled into wreckage. Three alarms sounded to call firemen to rescue work. Two firemen of crew of Engine 31 escape being buried in wreckage of station by jumping from windows. Only members of company on duty to escape serious injuries. Police called 'from every station in the city to handle the crowds of sightseers and help in rescue work. United States Army sends military police and ambulance section to assist authorities. State police will investigate. . Elevated Railway structure damaged $35,000. TODAYS GLOBE CONTENTS , Page 6. Principal Akers of Brookline High not dead. Mrs. Rose S. Treanor awarded $15,975 in suit against insurance company for the amount of the policy on her husband's life. Increase in reported cases of Influenza and pneumonia in Boston. Peruvian strikers dynamite railroad. Page T. Third engineer George Layhe of fire-boat found dead In quarters of .Engine 3L Many Injured in molasses tank disaster treated at Haymarket Square Relief Station. - Martin. Clougherty, survivor, tells of North End disaster. Page S. New York tenants, organizing to secure hot water, ejected by landlords. Page 9.- - Mayor Peters promises thorough inquiry Into disaster. Page lO. Where Does He Get On? by Uncle Dudley. ' SECRECY EDICT . FOR PEACE DEBATES Americans and British Enter Protest Wilson May Reopen Question-Congress' 62 Seats Filled By HERBERT BAYARD SWOPE Special Dispatch to the Globe PARIS, Jan 15 Public opinion is to have precisely the same opportunity of functioning at this Peace Conference as has been the rule at the others in the last 300 years which is none. If there is no abrogation of the rule adopted today by the Supreme Council of the Associated Nations Continued on the Second Page. TODAYS GLOBE CONTENTS Page lO. Theodore Roosevelt, the Boy and the Man, by James Morgan. Page 11. , Financial and commercial news. Page 12. Household Department. Bedtime Stories, by Thornton W. Burgess. Page 13. National League adopts a club salary limit of $11,000 per month, exclusive of the manager's pay. Judges complete their work at Bostons poultry show; Buff Orpington hen from Connecticut said to be the-fine3t specimen ever shown. Hyde Park High gets a big lead In first day of track meet with West Roxbury and Brighton High Schools. Basket-ball results. Live Tips and Topics. Page 1 G. All banking institutions controlled by State of Massachusetts show substantial increases in deposits for the past year. Charge Capt Harris at Camp Devens stole 20 tons of coal. Five trustees named to take over the Bay State Street Railway control. Maj Gen McCain bids 1500 men. farewell at Camp Devens. Francis J. Heney tells Senate committee Congressman Mann received gifts from packers; charges certain men in Food Administration work received sal- Tufts College freshmen defeat sophomores and conduct first successful banquet in six years. Rev Herbert R. Whitelock installed as pastor of the Boston Baptist Bethel. Largest U-boat surrenders at Brest. Committee of War Labor Board declares Pittsfield General Electric strike violated award. . Fewer Cases In Lawrence LAWRENCE, Jan 15 Health official said today, that the influenza situation had . shown a marked improvement. J The number of cases reported daily has decreased during the past few days. TWO DEAD AT FIRE IN THE SOUTH END Another, Overcome by Smoke, in Serious Condition Landlady of Lodging House Jumps and Escapes Hurt Two unidentified men are dead and John Gagan, 53, is In a serious condition at the Boston City Hospital as the result of a fire in a lodging house at 85 Oak st. South End, early this morning. The fire started in the basement from an unknown cause and quickly made its way through the house, cutting off the egress of the occupants. Mrs De-ia Lee, landlady, cut off by the flames, jumped from the second story to the street below and escaped serious injury. Four other lodgers were taken down ladders to safety by firemen. A dozen or more lodgers were thrown into a state of panic when they were awakened by the cries of Mrs Lee when she discovered the fire. They rushed to the stairways, but found them choked with smoke. One of the dead men, suffocated by the smoke, was 3d years of age. and the other about 49. Three ambulances, one from the City Hospital and two from police stations, responded to telephone calls and took the injured persons to the hospital. POLICEMAN SHOT BY HIS PRISONER Special Dispatch to the Globe ANDOVER. Jan 16-William Lawrence, 21 years, was found by officer David May attempting to break into the Myerscough & Buchan garage on Main st shortly after midnight and was placed under arrest. He accompanied the officer to the station and there pulled a revolver and fired two shots, one of which took effect in Mays right side. May used h!s club and subdued the man and held him until assistance came. May was taken home - and the doctor called said he was probably, not fatally wounded THE WEATHER PAIR Forecast for Boston! M - and Vicinity: Fair Thursday and Friday; moderate temperature, fresh .west winds. j Washington Forecast ! for Southern New Eng. J land and Eastern New York: Fair Thursday; i Friday cloudy, moder- I ate temperature. For ; Northern New Eng-J land: hair and warmer Thursday; Fri-1 day proba nly fair.- Globes Forecast: ridav becoming unsettled. followed by rain or snow at night and Saturday; warmer Friday; moderate to fresh southerly winds. The Temperature Yesterday at Thomn-so s Spa 3 a m. 42; 6 a m, 41; 9 a m. 41; 12 m, 43; 3 p m, 44: 6 p m, 33; 9 p m, 31; 12 mid, 31. Average temperature yester-day. 39 17-24; average one year ago. tlV Temperatures at 8 Last Night San Francisco. 56; Williston. 36; St Louis, 42; Chicago. $4: Nantucket. 36; Portland. 2; East port. ?2; New York. 36; Washington, 36. i GLOBU NEWSPAPER CO. PRICE TWO CENTS" uildings Demolished, Sticky Mass Floods Streets Loss $568,809 ed Cross Kidmen, Firemen and A Sailors Do Heroic I'Jork Bn Aiding Uiciims A sea of more than 1,500,000 gallons of molasses, freed by the sudden explosion and col-lapse of a giant iron tank, sent a tidal wave of death and destruction-stalking through North End Park and Commercial st shortly after noon yesterday. Casualty lists furnished by the various hospitals total 11 dead and 50 Injured. Six wooden buildings were demolished, one heavy steel support of the elevated structure was knocked down and others were so weakened that they will have to be replaced. A score of Public Works Department horses were either smothered In their stalls by the flood of molasses or so severely Injured as their stable collapsed that they were shot by policemen to end their suffering. The giant molasses tank, having a capacity of 2,360,000 gallons, was located at 529 Commercial st, west of North End Park. It was the property of the Purity Distilling Company, a subsidiary of United States Industrial Alcohol Company. The tank and contents were valued in round figures at $250,000. It Is estimated the total property loss will not exceed $500,000. Buildings Swept Away West of the tank,are buildings occupied by the Bay State Railway Company. Between the giant tanc and the water front is the house of . Engine 31, a flreboat of the Boston Fire Department, and next beyoaa that, on North End Park, is a recreation, or headhouse, on a small pier. East of the tank, and adjoining North End park, nearer Commercial st, were the buildings 'of the North End Paving Division of the Public Works Department of the city of Boston. Tnese included a small office building, a stable and some sheds. All these buildings,, as well as the frame dwelling of Mrs Bridget Clougherty at 6 Copps Hill terrace, which is across Comercial st, were quickly destroyed. Intense excitement prevailed Cos tinned oa the Eighth Page. and L9ABDL9TY HMSUlAfJCE John C. Paige & Co. 65 KILBY STREET BOSTON LIST OF DEAD DEAD AT NORTH GROVE STREET MORGUE Mrs Bridget Clougherty, G Copps Hill terrace, identified by her son. William A. Duffey, 67 Brighton st. West End, a city employe. George Layhe, engineer of Engine 31, 401 Saratoga st. East Boston. Peter Francis, 48 Monument st, Charlestown, blacksmith, employed at North End City Yard. Identified by his son. Representative William J. Francis. James Lennon, 87 Brook av, Roxbury, paver. James J. Kinneally, 260 Bolton st. South Boston, timekeeper in Public Works Department. Thomas Noonan, 7 Prospect st, Charlestown (address in doubt). Unidentified girl, about 12 years old, wearing gray jacket over middy blouse and having small handbag in which were tags of Revere Rubber Company. DEAD AT RELIEF STATION John M. Seiberlich, 23 Fulda st, Roxbury, employed as Ciinl the Sexeelh Page. See that your Used Automobile advts appear in the Baity and Sunday Globe. Order your advts lor Friday, Saturday and Sunday today. r I 115 BROADWAY NEW YORK f I I t

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