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   Trenton Times, The (Newspaper) - March 18, 1890, Trenton, New Jersey                               NO. AUTKKNOON, MARCH 18. 1090. A Score of Firemen Buried Un- der l ons of Debris. TWELVE OF THEM ABE DEAD A Root Falls at a Fire with Fatal Effect. Trie Awful Calamity Occurred at Burning of the Bowen-Herrlll Book Store lit Indianapolis, Tore Awmjr the Debrll and Keteued Many of the Mangled wnlle walls were Tottering Above Headi-T.be Number of Dead Be Swelled to Fifteen or Twenty. Bceues of Horror at the Fatal Spot. Barbed, Blackened and Battered Bodies Borue from the Wrecked Building by Tender Hands A List of the Dead the wounded. ISOTANAPOLIS, March 18. T-asfc evening Ore from the fuiuace In the basement of the large book publishing establishment of the Bonen-Merrill company reached some paper, in an instant the flames were caified by tbe elevator shaft to the fourth stoiy The building, a fine stone and iron structure fronting on Washington street, was stored with books and stationery pt all binds. Thin targe stock was consumed and the building wrecked At 5 SO o'clock this loss of more thpjj on building and stock nag followed by the falling In of tbe roof, which carriml down more than twenty persunn, including those who were working on the various floors. Tbe fire at this hour had boen driven'to a comer between the ceiling of fourth story and the coiiiice Pails of the fire companies were on the roof work- ing their way dowu to the fire. The roof seemed sound and the walls substantial, but suddenly thn yielded. Into the Seething BnfnB A man threw up his armo and sank Into the aeetMng ruins below Another man diopped and then the whole rear roof, with fl'Uwn men on it, fell on the top floor, where the fire was mglng Four men were on the upper floor under roof. Thi-u nere crushed beneath thn Bunding timbers anri all the men hurled tbrongh the falling floor beneath, which gave way under the weight of the One of the fireman on the top of the adjoining building run to the froiit of the building end shouted to those below: "For Uod's sake, throw water into the npper windows! Twenty men are buried A Scene of Horror. Tnatantly ambulance were telephoned for presently the crowd below moaned un- der the terrible developments. Tha scena on tke heap of debris Immediately after the oollarsewas pitiful and dreadful beyond all power of description. The limbs of three men seen writhing, while the to which they belonged were buried from right A ladder lay acruta the throe men and Weighted dowu by ton" of brick and timber. Another poor fellow, who was bo yood Ml lay close bestfe hiij fellows, a and mangled maw. The ladder ley across the stomach of one man, who streaming with agony, another man with a broken arm and twistsd body lay nert to him. Crushed and Battered Humanity. A' fast as willing hands could hurl away the bricks tbe weight was removed, but the ladder was too firmly held to yield. Thn man with a broken ariu was dragged free and carried away. Under him, mute but breathing, appeared the npturued f ice of a poor fellow not aoon before. The mortar tnd dust were cleaned from his lips, but VIA iraa burled so deeply that no Irnmedfate help could come to him, On all rides and bleeding faces, distorted with agony or dreadful in death urged the crowd who had scaled thelfeap to them to redouble their efforts. I he debris Jiart fallen so that it lay with a volley surface and this made the available apace tor work veiy small. There was no place to deposit the dug from the bottom of the valley, except to ibrow them upon the of the7 depremion from which they continually 1 dowu toward thegtintor igMn Bescue IB, the Face of Death. All the work of ts tana carried ou with great difficulty. One by one tha men nearest the surface were extricated, but as tbe workers went dowu further they discovered new and the honor steadily grew. Tie forward part of the building still stood high and bm fiercely threatened every moment to fall down and bury the brave but they gave no heed to peril. On either side the. wells towered and Doomed ready to fall, but there was no time to think of them As f as the men at work became exhausted, others stood ready and anvlonn to OH their places, so there was not a moment of delay in labor of relict The frightful Suspense. Every moment wan filled with "n awful suspense, for all was thinking of friend who lay buried beneatKtheui. Names whinh men inquired after were pnned hnniedly from lip to lip and people bent dowu to scan closoly the blackened and starred faces. Peisous who had friends among the firemen, or among citizens who were suuuojsd to have been in or near the fatal walls, fi-ntie as time passed and they could getno word. Aa the wounded Were carried out of the ruins they were met with embraces and Uiw of joy, but Mil, broken were home away, H-iip, then it was wheu the full and horror of the calamity came upon 'he wait- ing crowd. I.Ist of the Dead. Twenty two men have boon froui the rums, twelve of whom were dead and the rest more or less injured. Others are kuown to bo under tha mass of debris, but have not yet been reached The names of the dtsd nre tho following. Glenn, Georgo Faulkner, Andrew Cherry, Albert Huffman, Ulyssei Glazier, Richard Thomn i Black, I spy Stormer, John Bnrk- hart, William Hoinfle, Charles JenMr-t, FUmuel Neil All vm n flrnmen Tf.o f .mtocl Thelirt tt Anthom i ilf i nnn i Knfert, flreman ih n i n o Mercer, capt m rr Webb Rolnnsnu plpemnn, intnrnnllv I i n Woodruff, pip mnn, 1 Ii Leech, pipetnnn,   the girl, and, in company with Miss Bach- arat, Moulten and Poling, went to the par- sonage of Rev. J D Crumley at a late hour l.it night and-the two eiring ones were npited. The groom is a young man of sporting proclivities, and Is nail about towu. Indicted. RochtHiKR, N. Y March 18. John A. Davis has boon Indicted by the gi nnd jury on the charge of embezzling of the municipal funds while holding the office of city treasurer Davis was brought before Justice Adams, of the supreme court, who admitted him to bail in the sum of Chicago DefeatR Droohlyn. f- T AUOUSTINK, Fla March 18 day's l> resulted ns follows Brooklyn, 11, i, lr' Foutz and rhntl, Hiillhun nnd Nagle Bnse 1 n (1 rinin o 10 All tho li h 1 Mi Ilf> ifh M A ho n tn1 r Pectoral wlilrh rioen by craodf whom says be known ft U L, I I CHANCELLOR NO LONGER. l he Resignation of Prince Bis- iiiarck Reported. HAS COUNT HERBERT GONE, TOO! The Government Prevents Newspaper CorreBppndentR f rom Sending Oat Their An Alleged Disagreement Be- tween Biimarok and the Emperor. LONDON, March 18 dispatch from Ber- lin it is stated there that both Prince Bismarck and Count Herbert Bismamk have tendered their resignations, and that Emperor TV illiam has accepted the resigna- tion of the chancellor The Came of the A Berlin dispatch to The Dally Newo, timed midnight, says that all telegrama ore rigorously inspected by the authorities and are stopped if they go beyond announcing rumors. The immediate and untenstble cause of the resiguation of Prince Bismarck is a divergence of opinion between the chan. cellor and the emperor concerning factory inspectors. It is reported that the emperor has refused to accept Count Herbert Bis- marck's resiguation. Gen. von Caprlvi is mentioned an the successor of the chancellor. London Press Comments. LONDON March 18 Times' Berlin cor- respondent says "Something must have occurred in connectiryywlth the labor con- ference to cause Prince Bismarck's unex- pected action. The duke of Saie-Coburg- Gotha, who arrived yesterday, appears to have failed in his attempt to mediate bo twocn the emperor and the chancellor The Standard's Berlin correspondent says: "The German officials decline to forward Another Opinion. NBVV YOKIT March 18 Herald's Ber- lin correspondent says. "The Koellnische Zeltung says that the chancellor is about to retire from all office, and the council of ministers today considered tha question of his retirement "Prom private information fam inclined to think this announcement premature, and that the chancellor will remain, supported by an entirely new party combination. B THE FLACK TRIAL. Judge Bookstaver Describes Bin Con- nection with the Divorce Suit. NEW YORK, March At the trial of the alleged Flack conspirators Nathaniel Jaivls, Jr., foiiuerly chief clerk of the court of common pleas, "aid that the original ordnr of reference was not filed, as it should have boon, July 18 Judge Bookstaver called him, the witness said, into his library and directed him to mark the order and to enter it in the book as filed June 10, laying that it was an omission on his part in not having it filed at the proper time the witnone did. On croac examination by ex-Judge R< .11 the said it was a common custom in the court of cdmmon pleas for the judges to order the sealing npof the judgment Tolls in divorce proceedings and to omit the previous filing of orders. Judge Bookstaver tegl ified that in a con- versation with ex-Judge Monell early in 1889 the latter remarked that there was trouble between Sheriff Flack and hii wife, and the latter had threatened to bring an action for divorce Judge Monell said it would not be con- troverted by the defendant. He had never appointed Mr Meeks as referoo in any other case He could not recall who suggested him as referee in the Flack case nor could he ftr the date of the suggestion The first intimation he had of a divorce suit was when the papers were presented to him by a clerk of the court No attoj-imy appeared then After cursorily examining themhesigied the order of reference and handed it down to an officer of the court He had selected, he Mcok's name from a Hat of available lawyers suggested to him months before thu The next he heard of the case was when Mr Meets presented the papers to him in his private chambers early in July. He saw from the papers that Mr Monell appeared as counsel for Mrs, Flack. "I said to Mr. Moots that Judge Monell was well known as the attorney for' tha sheriff, and should appear 
                            

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