the deck going on; and most of the
newspapers will line up with Sulli
van. To a man up a tree, this fight looks
like a fine opening for a young man
who knows an opening when he
sees it -
FIVE DEAD IN BIG ST. LOUIS FIRE
BIG PROPERTY LOSS
St. Louis, Mo., March 9. Five men
are known to he dead, ten are miss
ing and. many injured early today in
a fire which, starting from an explo
sion, destroyed the Missouri Athletic
Club building and the Boatmen's
Bank at Fourth and Washington
The known dead are: John M.
Rickey, 40, St. Paul, general auditor
of the Ford Motor Car Company,
burned to death in his room; S. F.
Kessler, 49, manager of the Ludlow
Sayler Wire Co., killed in a jump to
the pavement. There are two un
Among the injured are R. D. Har
ned, Chicago, back and left arm
broken, and E. T. Kaub, Chicago, legs
and arms burned and bruised.
The East wall of the club building,
which included the bank on the
southeast corner of the lower floor,
fell in, burying the vaults of the
Boatman's Bank which, according to
statement of bank officials, contained
$1,349,449 in currency and $27,464 in
The guests crowded the club build
ing windows and Rickey hesitated a
moment in a window on the fourth
floor, then jumped. He was horribly
mangled and died in an ambulance.
Twenty men escaped from the
fourth floor by sliding down a rope
made of sheets to the roof of an ad
Assistant Fire Chief Rucker be
lieves that the explosion may have
been caused by safe blowers.
At every small railroad station
there is a disconsolate dog on the
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ceive an average wage or 3a cents
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