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   Alton Daily Telegraph (Newspaper) - March 19, 1890, Alton, Illinois                                ALTON BAIL WEDNESDAY MABCH A TERRIBLE JOURNEY A Most Terrible Catastrophe at COLLAPSE OF A LARGE A Score of Gallant Firemen Burled In the of Them Kttlfcd Ont right and Scvornl Bmtly ing Humid nt the Worlt of Kcnneol tho Wildest Confunion WJiien tlie Anoldeut March a fire was in progress Monday afternoon in the fourstory brick structure occupied by the Bowen Merrill company as a book and Jpapcr Btoro a number of firemen were sent into tbe various floors to fight tho Tho WHIM had b on raging for some time when Fire Chief who supposed that the walls were In good sent a dozen or more men to the roof to work their way down to the Thoy ranged thsuisolves along the west but hud family gotten in position with the hose when tho west wall caved in and tbe wall began to One man was seen to throw up his arms and disappear then another and an other were seen to sink from From the Koof to the BOTH MEBIOAL and A LAKGB 8OLARTOM jmuu iafljr personal attention INT O O JLJi FQB THE REOBPTION OF For further Information address ENDS at the SANITARIA corner o George and Third Children Cry for Pitchers RESOLUTIONS UNANIMOUSLY ADOPTED Pleased his Royal Nibs TUat we Consult our when in Need and DRY to Oall on remaining firemen sought to escape to the building east of the burning but the roof gave way under their feet and catching throo men and crush ing the life out ot thorn on the floor The weight of the roof caused the upper floor to give and tlie combined mass carried the next two floors into the Capt Fred Brummer and William Rensner wcro in the fourth story when the crush but happened to be nearer the windows than their McGinnis was hurled down tho stairway and was re riously bat Reasnor anil Brummer dashed through the falling timbers and debris and made thsir escapa from the win the former having a shoulder dislo cate but the latter escaping An Uutnunsgonble Crowd As soon as the floors foil in the Immense crowd bioko over tba ropes and surrounded building and a secno of the greatest con tusion The police wero po werless to keep back the and the firemen were for a time unmanned by the They were brought into activity by the cries of a man on an adjoining roof who came forward and shouted to those balow For Gods throw water into the windows I Twenty men are buried there I The scene on tho heap of wreckage immediately after the collapse was Tho limbs of men wero seen writhing hero and while the trunks to winch they belonged wero buried from sight A ladder lay across three men and was weighed down by tons of bricks and Willing Hands to the Another beyond all lay close beside his a shapeless and mangled The ladder lay across the stomach of another who was scream ing with As fast willing hands could hnrl away the bricks tho weight was hut the ladder was too firmly held to The man with a broken arm was dragged free and carried Under mute but appeared tho upturned face of a poor fellow not seen The mortar nnd dust wero cleared from his but he was burled so deeply that no im mediate could come to On all sides blackened and bleeding distorted with agony or dreadful in urged the crowd who bod scaled the heap to redoubled The debris hod fallen so that it lay with a valley shaped and this made tho available space for work very Currying Ont the Bend and One by one the men nearest tbe surface were but as the workers went down further they discovered new victims and the horror steadily The forward oart of the building still stood high and burn Ing fiercely and threatened every moment to fall down and bury the but they gave no heed to the As fast the men at work became exhausted others stood ready and anxious to fill their so that there was not a moment of delay to tbe labor of As the woucded were carried out of the ruins they were met with embraces and tears of but when tho lifeless forms were borne away the full sadness and horror of tbe calamity came upon the waiting fieeUlnK tor Miming Owing to the intense heat in the building and the great amount of debris which cov ered the killed and Injured the work of res cue was carried on very and it seemed between the recovery of bod when really but a momenta bad Tbe news of the disaster spread overtho city aud tbe crowd around the buUdinis increased to among Zm boing women aud children whose relatives were In the The wives and children of the firemen went among the tor missing huBbands or Brents and printing a most pitiable spoo ta0l6 One Mans Shortly after midnight tha searching party discovered a man in tho as Tlatw beam had fallen acrow h s be protected from tbo pUw of brick and stone that camo down with too wall Ho was pinioned to tho but wetebt upon him was not strong enough to crush out his Ho could not bo od on account of the pile of stuff that was above and Ufa would extinct boforu ho could be rotouxt U he uot rroaive somo bodily mans and In this manner ho was fed with For over fourteen hours he Jay in his dangerous posit At of n half hour the man was given a little wbicky inrmmcU and he was to twnr uu until be W was rfotock to the morning wUon he was taken rom the and a cheer wont uplroiQ the wowd when ttoy saw that was alive and would probably The of far as known at this onglueor Over a tTnrter tun of a Mill nn1 Beneath the March Bur owner of the grittmlil ot situated on the lake of tho same bad a miraculous from death Friday af Ho was cutting Ice oa the mill pond when suddenly the cake on which he stood broke away the aud ho was swept toward the dani 800 yards His companions on the pond wore unable to render any Jurt as the ice caka toppled over the thirtyfoot dani Burbank After a terrific struggle with the rushing waters he succeeded m grasping tlie fedge of the timbers of Burbank olung there with the desperation of despair It was simply a test of For half an hour ho maintftineJ hU terrible on the edge ot the but with cold tho nails and flesh torn from his hands by the rushing he was forojd to let and was swept under the revolving wheels of the and on under the ice to the river Hemmed at At this time tfio villagers who stood on the river both below and above tie gave up all hopo of ever saeing Burbank Great was there auspriw to see him appiar in an opening in the river nearly a quarter of a mile below tha mill and cling to the ioo at the Buveral of the men at onca ran to his and Burbank was dragged from the ritor imnsible but still alive after hia terrible Bur bank states although only a sec onds oUpsed from the time hei let gouttUl he was still of his life pajsed through hid brain like a and his passage under the toe teemed to have lasted for He Resigns the Chancelloishlp of the German MUCH EXCITEMENT OVER THE A That All the Ministers ami Their Coltciurnos Have Alito A That the English Coal Miners Will Ho Granted thulr Do mumUbylho Dock So Mnrch was rtatcd Monday evenuiR that both Prince Bismarck and Count Herbart Dismalilk ha 1 restfcnod and that the trap for hod accepted tha rosigna tfba of tho Th emperor has accepted Prince Bis resignation of tho The present difference tho em perorand Prince Bismarck arises from tbe ehanoojlors usal to to a request Lots Corner Main and for Eighth and Ninth and Bluff two each for Alton AND IT FURTHER M white longer o m for all their Copy ti tbtii be eeot to THE a wi LOW Dsvld in Oompaoy tubsutute HE QIAIM His HJm of Gtuut March attempt was made here to take the llfo of Skid more by Wowing him up Skidmore lost fall jumped a olainvand built a which he now He was ab sent from the cabin a few minutes day morning and when he again entered an explosion took which knocked him killed bte knocked a hole through the roof and floor of the and shattered things gen Sktdmoros face lacorated by two pieces of one of legs was a mass of and the other was also It is supposed an enemy put a can ofgiant powder In the cabin during tem porary absence and lighted a Charged with Grand March Treasurer John of this Is un der arrest At about 8 oclock in tbo after noon Sheriff Hodgson received the botjph warrant on the sealed indictment found by the grand Davis te charged in the in dictment with grand larceny in the first de gree in wrongfully using the ot money belonging to the city ot Rochester for his own who had been sitting to the sheriffs office for two hours before tho grand jury took the matter very and said he had ex pected the and that was what ne had oomo to the sheriffs office He was admitted to ball in the sum of fur nishing six A Celebrated Iowa Sioux March decision adverse to tho plaintiffs was rendered by Judge Wakefleld to the celebrated case of Bacon against Chase and The suit wasbroughtto set aside the title to over worth of a good pwtton of it being inside the city tbo lands were sold in 1800 by the duly appointed ad ministrator of Moses whose widow brings this suit The claim to the lanoVis made upon the ground that there was a de feet ro the appointment but the court holds me decision will greatly enhanoo the value oi Sioux City securities held in fee A Warning to BOHHB March following sensational item appeared to Tte Fannington Democrat To the liquor dealers of An organization has been effected fce Women of the city whoso purpoje h to de stroy all Intoxicating llqpora Tbli there to warn you that an Immediate ttWof the sole of liquor and removal ot your stock to other parts is your only show to save yourself from serious Tbe la dles will begiu their prayer Monday and as soon afterwards as they deem it expedient they to pay their respecte to the Two Vale Students NBW March bodies of two Yate Edwin jr a mamber of tbe senior scientific ondDarins a member man scientific wera aabope at West Haven Sunday inorntoz they hired a small safl boat and Went twMU eight miles down the They started for home against a wtad and a htavy They managed to work onto the entrance totbls when ttetr boat was dashed against tbe breakwater and tbe young aon wore thrown lato tne water and both Ptgoou Sfcoot at Grand March cham pion oomiweoil of five of tbe leading of the west aud five from the shot a match at WatewiV Grand Ujo eastern nvtn wto ningoy a score of 183 to TbU tbe eastern team wvan Boob man shot at thirty stogUs and ten bUbust birdswan niaae by of ttw La torta tbe day tbe eastern and western a match of 100 with a team of Chi Vand killed M to mbftto The Children Wars Opposed to March MO a widow of thto to oonsidBratlon ot contracted to Silver Btu rbtohlldranorBuierlck wJoined that be ta notoi wund tried ta One Hundred Lots ranging to to one hundred feet and thirtylfron from on terms to suit One of the nicest residence plats in Over 100 Houses and Lots in parts of the Call and see truc The injured number originated ta bawmantfroni furnacp but lr what manuer no Broerlok to an old to county and bas PBINCB made by tho leader of the Clerical party in to restoreto tha Dukoof Oumlwrland tlw clalinnut of the of the luigor put of tho Gucljti To The report Is repeated that thi oinperor propoSiB to appoint Von who Is now comiBundar of the tenth army to the AVhon the public worship came up for discussion in tho UOUHJ of the Prusalfin Windthorrt it been bte Intentiou to rtvljw thj poHitlon of Catholics in but that ho do owing to the uncertainty of the poliucul A11 tho members of the Prussian ministry resigned at tuo that Prince bls marck tendered his Tbe News at March bankers here have dispatches from tholr agents In Bsrlin nssurlnR them that the report of Prince Bis marcks rslgnntioa h Whether the emperor has accepted it is still a matter of There Is intense excitement on tbe Berlin bourse over the Everything will be In suspense until a cluflnlte aiiuouuoo ment is A rumor from Berlin that ta consequence of the resignation of Bismarck nil the niluistais and tbeir col leagues have THE MEN WIUU Present Outlook of the Great Strike In Maich outlook for a victory for tbe striking miners grows more favorably It looks now as if tho men wouW Many more of the mine owners In Nptttoghamshire and Lanca shire conceded the demands of the feeltag to the men wfll refuse to on Thursday tbe oom mlttes ot wine owners appointed for the purpowof With the men and ad Justing their It Is believed the men will ipsisi their demands to fuk The strike of the Liverpool dock laborers on be other hand signs of the leaflets have lost control of tbe antf the latter are very much dis posed to New bands are arriving at a rapid A Vole ot March announcement in the chamber of deputtas of the policy pro posed be pursued Do reyctaets ministry was greeted with tbo leader of tho raodprato Be DUblloans to the promised tbe bort of frlenjli to a liberal of policy outlined by the now Tbe Chamber of deputies by a vote of 818 to expressed Ite confidence ta the gov To Boooeod Joseph Marou Vcsoy an Ulster recommended by Parnell to of tbe west dtvtalon of County was Tuoaday soleowd by tbe oonwnHori of that oonstituency to succeed the late member of Joseph A Vienna March a promlncut lawyer of bos boon dis covered to be a dofuultor 10 tbo amount of 000 Tlie aro atior but thus far has oludod nnd It thought that ha fled tlii DlNoovory In March that a named in has to Uktog a pliotogrnpb in naturftl fiuperlntendent of the Xeola TOLBDO March Young of has been by Oovanior iiipwlnton lout of Ohio and salloru brpbitn vyuu at YJUIHI lii ledo many au1 Is pwulnont in lmJ IWm and Grand Army wWlo Coia Day U wollknwu tbjougbout the state oonueottwn wnb Uw at whV h V owi oi most Important flbarttabk m tbe With the aim of lending in my Line of Business I have lleceived a Stock BYZANTINE RUGS The Latest in he in til Sizesjnd A FINER UNO SYRMA The Citizens of Alton Vicinity are jCqrcliiilly IntiM to Cell and Examine those lam not vfrfttil of an InspfcUon their WER 700 KIH08 AND BlihB ffiOM TO m THROW ASIDE YOUR FUEL LY1X Builders Hardware a Fmsst Line of Carpenters opp OUR NEW STOCK IS NOW NEARLY COMPLETE IN ALL ITS New Camets and Oil Wall Paper and Window Lace Cur Upholstering Marob of Went oaseof Private DeU in the momtatlt ot the aud at Croc Pullman about 86 wltJt Killed OP March 87 employed on the ww Wiled at m ting it hii ntotbw Argylt and wUl un Sir he the AuoteOt Ordw ot n o i ww to to good o of Committee Wo ttoBpeotfully Invite the Public to call and our Large   

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