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Olean Democrat, The (Newspaper) - March 20, 1890, Olean, New York SIXTEEN PAGES. The VOL. XI PAGES 1 TO 8. Democrat OLEAN, CATTARAUGUS CO. NEW YORK, THURSDAY, MARCH 20. I 890. NO, I FATAL TWELVE: FIREMEN KILLED AND SEV- ERAL INJURED. Twenty Men Under tho railing TValls a HuiniDg rrljjhtful of the Jin jirisotieil Victims. Friends of tlie MisRing Fii-emen Decouie Franiic with Grief. INDIANAPOLIS, Darcb 18. Yesterday aftenn fii from a in base- meni o" c 1 u .'.i'.-j .-si abliah- ment ii' u i' I i i i f i cached some p.c.c" ,'K'l i v'..i i ,i'i Uu were carried t, i-- '-U i t to tho fourth story. Ihc ,i line stone and iron structure fronting 011 street, was stored with books anJ stationary of all kinds. This large stock was consumed and the build- ing wrecke.l. At 5.30 a'clock this loss of more than on building and stock was followed by t'ae falling in of the roof, which carried down more than twenty parsons, in- cluding those who ware working on the va- rious floors. The firs at this hour had been driven to a corner between the ceiling of the fourth story and the cornice. Parts of the fire companies were on the roof working their way n to the flre. The roof seemed sound and the walls substantial, but suddenly the walls yielded. A man threw up his arms and sank into the seething ruins. Another man dropped, and thca tho whole roof, with fifteen me.i on it, fell on the top floor where the fire was raging. Four men were on the upper floor under the roof. These were crushed beneath the grinding timbers and all the men hurled through the falling floor beneath, which gave way beneath the weight of the mass. One of the firemen on top of the adjoining building ran to the front of the building and shouted to those below: "For God's sake throw water into the upper windows. Twenty men are buried there." Instantly, Ambulances were telephoned for and presently the crowd below moaned under the portentious developments. The scene on the heap of debris immediately after the col- lapse was pitiable and dreadful beyond all description. The limbs of men here and there were seen wri thing, hile the trunks to which they belonged were buried from sight. A ladder lay across the three men and was weighted down by tons of brick and timber. Another poor fellow, who was beyond all pain, lav close beside his fellows, a shapeless and mangled mass. The ladder lay across the stomach of one man, who was screaming with agony another man with a broken arm and twisted body lay nest to him. As fast as willing hands could hurl away the bricks ths weight was removed, but ladder was too firmly held to ytefd." man with a broken arm was dragged free and carried away. Under him, mute but breathing, appeared the upturned face of a poor fellow not seen before. The mortar and dust were cleaned from his lips, but he was buried so deeply that no immediate help could come to Mm. On all sides blackened and bleeding faces, distorted with agony or dreadful in death, urged the crowd who had scaled tho heap to assist them to redouble their efforts. The debris had fallen so it lay with a val- ley shaped surface, and this made the availa- ble space for work very small. There was no place to deposit the materials dug from the bottom of the valley except to throw them UDon the sides of the depression, from which they continually rolled down toward the centre again. All the work of relief was thus carried on with great difficulty. One by one the men were extricated, but as the workers went down further they discovered new victims, and the horror steadily grew. The forn ard part of the building still stood high and burning fiercely, and threatened every moment to fall and bury the rescuers, but they gave no heed to the peril. On either side the walls towered and seemed ready to fall, but there was no time to think of them. As fast as the workers became exhausted others fiiU-d their places, so there was not a moment of dplay in the labor of relief. Every was filled with an awful suspense, for all were thinking of friends who lay buried beneath them, Names which men inquired after were passed hurriedly from lip to lip, and people bent down to scan closely the blackened and scarred faces. Persons who bad friends among the fire- men, or among citizens who were supposed to have been in or near the fatal walls, became frantic as time passed and they could get 110 word. tbe wounded were carried out of the ruins they were met with embraces and tears of joy, but when the still, broken forms were borne away, motionless and limp, then it was tie full Badness and hc-ror cf the calanntv came upon tbe waiting rrowd. At hour p. m.) twenty-two men have been taken from the mass, nine of whom wcrr dead and tiae rest more nr less in- jured. known to be under tbe debris, but have not 3 et been reached. The following is a of the killed and wounded Killed: GEORGE GI-EXX. GEOR'.K KAULKXER. CHERRT. HUFFMAN. RlCHARO STTJVMKR. VVI.T. Wji.i VTI -.4. WjL'jri HinvsMn, 'Hylnirt. lii'.'iKHAJ'.T, n.itlly hurt about 1 'i heli'l. I rvu pipfjiKin, si inidi the rtiiii .is .-ni o Jon it i, 'J h" jjj'.veu-jjernll corn] Io is OiW; insurance, Lc n building, i-JO.'W'J. II. P. Wjiss.jji, dry 1 a of by smoke and v, atei, i'til Uiyian Sullivan, 0. Several smaller stocks are damaged. TR E TRENC H M i N 11 -i R Y. It Announces tlio J'oliry Wlil tosti- t he- bad not m.tur 1 lln- d.'te- of the 'P signed. He had seen no one inter- e--tc 1 in the w e on -.Ir-. Flack's side except Altornvy On Iloootaver testified he did not suggest the name of Een.'ainin Wright be used in- stead of that of Judge Monell. Witness was sure he did not. when making the order of reference in July, put on June 3. He did not think the name Joseph Meeks and his own signature were in the same ink as June 3. Witness said Meets had not asked him to order the papers in the case sealed UP. The alteration of the papers in the old suit to be used in the new was not done in accordance his instructions. He denied that Meeks got in this difficulty by blind obedience to his instructions. Wit- ness had only ordered the package of papers in the Flack case to be unsealed when appli- cation was made to him after the publication. General contempt was felt throughout the court room at the attempts of Meeks to save himself by making himself appear as a tool of Judge Bookstaver. Frank M. Tichenor, lawyer and notary public in the office of Benjamin Wright, tes- tified to the alteration of the date on the affidavit of regularity, sworn to before him by Benjamin Wright. All the papers, in- cluding the testimony in the divorce case, were read by the prosecution. SIRS. FLACK OX THE After recess Mrs. Mary Flack took the stand. During her straightforward testi- mony against the defendants Mrs. Flack seemed to have difficulty to keep from weep- ing. The sheriff moved uneasily in his seat and the face of his son flushed when Mrs. Flack took the stand. She tried to evade looking at the defendants, and most of the time looked down in her lap. She said in a half-weeping tone that she had been married to Flack forty years and had one child. About two yerrs prior to last summer Flack told that ri -y could not live pleasantly together and ths latter took another room. She afterward occupied an- ARRESTED FOR MURDER. An Inwa Man Charged With Killing His BEDFORD. la., March Leggett, known as "French was arrested on a charge of murdering his father-in-law, and his wife and a daughter aged 13 years were arresrad, charged with complicity in the ci ime. The murder was committed in Page county, near Shambaugh, in 1886. and the object was to secure the old man's effects, which consisted of a gold watch, in xnonty and a span of mules. 1 he body was discovered a week after the murder by a fisherman. It had been tied tc a stake and the stake was driven into the ground at the bottom of the Kadaway river. The detective who made the arrests has been working on tbe case for over a It i? expected Leggett's daughter will make a con- fession. When the arrests wore made a sale was in progress at Lezgett's place, as he an- "icipated removal to Nebraska. FOR ROAD IMPROVEMENT. Electing of the New York State Society at Utio-.i. Uxic.v, N. Y., March first public nieplintj of the New York State 1m- association was held in this city yesterday. C. M. Wood of Syracuse was chairman and Isaac B. Potter of New Yoi k fsfcix-tary. Nearly 100 men from all parts ol the stnte were present, and the meeting to be a rre.it success. meeting was called for the purpose of organizing tne people of tbe a society interested in the improvement :h" methods of construction a'vl repair of Tu higiiwav.sof tbe st-ite. It is believ'-d that ta i.heii the creat of Iv. w York no longer tolerate a sys- ,-n- -i IT.II to the poor iitioi, ..f tli country in his last an- nual message, and the zrovement is encour- by a large numbei of the prominent of the state. same chamber. Last March Sheriff Flack had asked her if she had decided to agree to a separation. She said: '-Have I not always been a good wife to He admitted it, but said that it was clear that they couldn't live together pleasantly. Mrs. Flack, when called upon to relate the contents of the separation papers, broke com- pletely down and put her handkerchief to her face. Her voice was smothered in sobs and she could not proceed for several minutes. you sign a paper besides the sep- aration paper cannot tell anything about the second paper. Willie told me it was the deed of the house. I signed it. I signed both of them. I asked Will if I could trust him and he said Yes, mother, I am your own flesh and blood and you can trust me.' She said that there was no notary present when she signed the papers. papers were not read to She knew Mon- nell but bad seen him only three or four times. When asked if she iwd ever .signed papere for divorce she stated that she had never signed any papers except the two mentioned. udge Russell began his cross-examination by acting the of a schoolmaster. He waited to kno'A if FX-, k v.out when si.e was jou.ipand ir tinjH re.id To these Flsck pliuj ni the afilnpatrtp. Judge Russell then i.fr the ;pt of one of the .1-tlif dnorcf ijwirian Tii' ,s rui'' nan r j Wi" P'I.TIV. internally Hi i i badlv l.irt T s T c X f-1- '.-i, -fct t n "ii'l v. or Frfl-i' Tr l-i Fi-.e x- nave tifH-n nt-f by r her ('i-; tc r I1." ar tbt V' i-1) 'i Hi'1" i7id -ni i i1 "c K hv nn i -VT ni 'r ,t) >1. i I int. ija.1 lur- O 1bt j f i.' r jfiMTv av 1 mi, 1be fnir j .4 'f-T tin-' i .1 r tvcnty i thp pro- by saying that -isrnaMiir the was not hers. Th- -vnt was her cllcred The refers, "It frhe esolainied excitedly: "1 wvpr that jwpor." She Jl.at drank to A Tobacco Fartory ROCHESTF.R. N. Y.. ?Iarch were filed tran--rcrnng the c-iirar- ette fact-ory WiiliA'ii S. fV to the Afiorioan co.Jirwinr. the eration in each fixt-l at oae hoadquar- York, is organ- I nff by j factors j The Majority of the ami Meiins Committee Malcc-i J'ublic the 15111 it Expects to Keport to House Im- portant in tlie Intprnul Ilev- enue Laws. lic-publictin members of the ;ri 1 means have agreed in-on of dhision on the tariff s'-l-edi'les ar. 1 u !u tion-. to bo made from in and will prp- sent the 1 '11 t i the f-.Il to -i for its i i ;x lew dayd. The clji's to carpet Tifex- ican lead ores and one or two other articles have not yet been an 1 d.-flnitely upon. While the 1 ill LS not lutely i-ouipleted. and will of t-virje lie subject to revision, it is believed to be substantially a finished measure so fa; tho majority of the com- mittee are concerned. The internal revenue features of the bill are as follows; The entire abolition of all special taxes on dealers of all kinds commonly known as licenses. Farmers and planters of growing tobacco will have the liberty to sell to whom- soever they please without restraint, in th" same manner as any fi.-mer can dispose of any other of (he products of hia land. The tax upon inaiiiifactured will bo re- duced from eight centd to four cents a pound: cigars, and cigarettes will carry the same tax as is imposed under the present law. Alcohol used in the arts is free, under substantially the samo restrictions as are prescribed in the senate bilL The reductions in the revenue from these sources will, in round numbers, amount to between 000 and The following are the principal provisions in the tariff schedules: The chemical schedule contains but few changes fro'n the existing law. There are some reductions and no advances in duty, and it is believed that the duties in this schedule will be found below the senate schedule. The earthenware and glassware schedules remain substantially as the exist- ing law. There are a number of important changes in the metal scheiule. Existing rates ore maintained upon iron ore a-id pig 'ron. Eai Vd wire for fencing is made duti- able at 6-10 cents p3r pound, which is bo'ovr the duty on that kind of iron into other uses. Beams, girders and srr--.L-t-J.-al iron is reduced from P4' cents to G-10 cents a pound, which is a reduction belo'.v that of tho senate bill. Railway is reduced to C-10 cents a pound, the profit rate bfin1; a ton, a reduction of abovf i a ton and a reduction in the rate l -y the senate bill. The duty on steel rail-, i- reduced S4 a ton. The dnty r-n tin plate has been increased to 2 --10 cents a pound. Pig tin remains free. There an increase in the duty upon pocket cutlery. In the lumber schedule the duty on sawed boards, and finished lu-rber is reduced 50 per cent, from the present rate. There is a provision inserted that in case Can- ada lays erport duty on laitiLr- r, thon duties shall be collected according to the rates tinder the existing law. The duty on Sumatra tobacco is increased to per pound. There is an increase gen- erally along the entire list in the agricultural products. The duty upon barley is raised to 30 cents a bushel, hops to 15 cents a pound, oats to 10 cents a bushel. Th? duty on agri- cultural seeds is increased. The duty on rice is reduced from 2K to 2 cents a pound: flour and from 1 to cents a pound and broken rice to cent a pound. Butter and substitutes therefor have the duty increased to G cents a pound. The duty on is to cents a dozen: potatoes to 25 cents a bushel. Hides whir-h are now on the free are now made dutiable at cents a pound. There is a small increase ia the dttty upon fruits-; lemons in packr.frep of cubic feet or 25 cents per package. in packages ll{ and not exece-linc; 'J'-a cubic feet. 50 cents a package, raisins, 2 j opnts a pound duty. Advances in duties have generally been the farming where it is believed increased duties will benefit the farmer. Spirits, wines and other beverasres have been left as found in existing law. Salt also has not been touched. Cotton manu- facturers are left substantially as ia the sen- ate bill maniila. sun and si.ral {rrass are put upon the free list, as is woo', le gras, which enters into the finishing of leather. A reduction is made in the duty on binding twine. In the wool schedule wools of the Srst class, known as clothing wools. 1 cent? a pound: wools of th" second fcnovrn as coiubirz wools. 12 cent0; -wools, at 12 cents i r f-Tit.s at over 12 cents, s cpnt-s a pound. a reduction of a pound from th" bi'l m 1 an of 1 "'j from th.-> jt I.T.V. It however, that th" and and rertn ii'11." '1 n -y bill, and an np; '-o n-.ii'ion of Wl> for tlif im- medi.itil "v 'hat r.i.J- 1r bnc H V-rd.ir Iwnir-tiT -v ,1 -TV f- Iw ;