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MORE THAN A SCORE [
PERISH IN FLAMES
THIRTY LOST IN FIRE WHICH DESTROYS
ST. LOUIS CLl'B. I
Seven Found Dead and .Many .uisMiitr. ,
Cause of Disaster Mystery?.Manaarer's
Wife Sa^es Many.
Sr. Louis, March H.?That from 30 ;
to 3") guests of rhe Missouri Athletic j
club perished in the flames rhai de- ;
Ktroyed the building is the belief of
officers of :he club tonight.
OCVCU uwvaxv- o "ttiv, -
and from 23 to 29 occupants of the
structure a:e still unaccounted lor. i
At sundown tonight firemen continued I
the search for bodies in :he smoulder- 1
ing ruins under the glare of searchlights.
Though a committee early today
opened headquarters at the Press club
and asked all who were guests of
the Missouri Athletic club last night
to report, 30 to 3o did not register
and hourly the feeling grew that all j
these were lost.
Hope was given by Fire Chief j
Swingiey late today that the water ' i
- - i. i 1
could be pumped cut 01 tne rums 10- ; j
nigh: and that search for bodies j I
might then be resumed.
Seventeen in Hospitals.
While the search continued today,
17 persons injured in ihe fire were
under treatment at public and pjivate
There was much difficulty in identifying
recovered bodies of the dead
and some were identified im ler two
or three different names.
The blaze was the most serious as
to fatalities of any fire in the city's i -
UISIUI J*. AL Kibi.tt\.u i-^v. I
i seven-story building occupied jointly
by the Missouri Athleric club and the
. Boatmen's bank caused a proper;y
loss estimated at $66,000 ar.d forced |
the abandonment of the inter-col- J
legiate track meet to have been held j
in St. Louis under the auspices of the '
club Saturday night.
The cause of the fire was a mys-!
tery -tonight. Reports that the blaze \
was accompanied by a terrific ex-1
plosion indicating that the fire wasj
due to efforts of bank robbers to 1
dynamite the Boatmen's bank were ?
unconfirmed. Reports of explosions i
were' denied by the night watchman ^
of the baak. I ^
Monev in Bank. j.
In the vaults of the Boatmen's
bank, which occupied part of- the first I
t floor, was more than $1,300,000 in:
' currency. The vaults were unharmed,:
the bank officials reported. The bank 111
opened today in 'temporary quarters a
few blocks away. ^
The number of guests . who had
rooms in the club house either perma-;
neiitiy or for the night, was about
100. Many escaped, some checked' j
ou: before the fire, o:hers , it is;"1'
m thought, were not there wnen the'a
I flames broke out; some were injured!01
in leaving the club house and the jp'
rest are listed among the dead or
I unaccounted for.
Mk The fire was discovered'by a wo- j e
m man who was waiting in the clubi^
V lobby for her escart, who saw the |
reflection of the flames in the pla:e jT*
glass windows across the street, ie<
I Thirty-eight guests on the fifth floor |
were awakened by Mr. and Mrs. Rob-1Ci
ert Magill, who refused to leave until!e<
they had given the alarm to all within j w
reach. Mr. iMagil! was house mana- i -1
ger of the club. Mrs. Magill was bad- j ^
ly burned. 0
Slide Down Rope. jT
Thirteen men escaped irorn the
fif;h floor by sliding down a rope made i
of two she< ts. Their adventure was!
^ related by Lewis Gaylord, an adver- ! i
* tising man of Xew York. Gaylord 1 k
r- was in a room on the west side of the j
fifth floor. When he took the room he ! t;
? examined the fire escapes and noticed j p
that rhe roof of the building occu-! d
pied by a seed company was only 15 j a
feet below his window.
Awakened by screams Gaylord don- o
ned a bath robe, ran into the smokefilled
corridor and rushed to the stair- r
wav. The earner, was ablaze and b
flames roared in the elevator shaft.
He then started for a window open- n
ing on the roof of the seed s'.ore. In
the corridor he heard some one cry: b
"I am blind. Don't leave me here to b
die." He made out in the smoke a ii
man groping his way along the wall
Gaylord led him to a room occupied y
by Henry Baker.
In Baker's rcom Gaylord and the j
blind man were joined by nine others, j n
VThe young man look command of the; t
situation and tying two sheets rogeth- j
- . er fastended one end of the improv- n
ised rope to a radiator. The V? men
went down tie rope and all were
rescued from the roof of the seed *
While they were escaping another a
man staggered to the room and fell c
unconscious. He recovered quickly
and we:it down the rope. Meanwhile v
A\ ALL GO'
111 AND '
fj CJ The iifiim'
I shoe ror you.
J) ?JT ho Spring lini
We cordially mvit
|J Ours is the place
W get these famous
'jj <5 There is a pair fo
!jl 131* every neea.
?} Come and see just ho
I \ cornioraL!e slices really c<
noke began pouring into the room,
>rcing the men still waiting to close
le door and to cease calling others to
du them. J
Last Man Down,
J. R. Stevens was the last man to
\ dr> rl-io imnrnvispd rniiP As the
len st;od on the roof of the seed
ore they saw aboiK 20 men at the
ndows ot* the sixth and seventh
Dors of the athletic club. One jump3
to the seed str>re roof and broke
is leg. Gaylord and others went to
le edge of the roof and shouted for
elp. Firemen raised a ladder through
trap dcor but it was too short. Anther
was sen1- up a;:d the Gaylord
arty descended without waiting to
?e wherher the men on the upper
o >rs were saved. They think, howrer.
hat all who crowded the win3ws
L. L. Leona'd said he as asleep on
le sixth floor when lie was awaken i
H cmrtto T-To ran into rhp fnrri- i
or but found rhe vav to the first es:ipe
was cut off by flames. He rushi
back to his room and opened a
indow. Crawling cu: on the sill, he
ung by his fin..,1f until the intense
eat forced him to crop to the roof
f a store building two srories below,
here he was picked up unconscious.
The revised list of dead follows:
t\essier, r.mviu u., ou jjuuis, taou>r
Ludlow Saylor Wire company,
iiled in jump from sixth floor.
Rickey, John Martin, Chicago,
reasurer Ford Manufacturing comany
(roofing matreials), burned to
eath ou third floor; leaves widow
Reillv, James D., St. I^ouis, member
f firm Ware & Reilly, contractor*.
Erd, William E., East St. Louis, 111.,
eal estate dealer, suffocated and
Hancock, Allen R., St. Louis, saleslan
Underwood Typewriter company.
An unidentified man, mutilated
ody recovered on third floor; gold
and ring on tliird finger containing
litials "B. T." and date "2-23-1904/'
An unidentified body mutilated beond
Following is the revised list of those
lissing and believed to be buried in
L. R. Ruff, St. Louis, buyer 3imlons
Marshall Bier, fur dealer. Sr. Louis.
J. E. Chasnoff, Seduiia, Mo., adverising
department St. Louis Republic.
Burl Croucii, lived at club, assistoalot.
iiinr?ap-pr WVstpril Electric
,ii c ocuvo ..
Thomas B. Shyne, salesman Uncler.*ood
Typewriter company, Syracuse,
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Allen Dow, buyer for B. Nugent &
Brother Dry Goods company, St.
W. J. AIcGinnis, buyer B. Nugent &
Brother Dry Goods company, St.
Frank VV. Albrigh:, traveling salesman
Rice-Stix Dry Goods company,
J. Ij. Haenhenlen, engineer Laclede
j Gas Light company, St. Louis.
E. P. Williams, Xew York, traveling
W. A. Hunicke, St. Louis, assistant
operating engineer (Missouri Pacific
Roby Green, Herrin Supply company,
E. J. McKenna, guest of a member
?j. >v unouii.
A. T. Ranus.
, Michael Thuma, Berwyn, 111., manj
ager cutting department Alschuler.
Dreyer & Glick Clothing company, of
Marx Hammer, St. Louis, president
| Xeusteter Cloak and Suit company,
. St. Louis.
i William E. Becker, St. Louis, presij
dent Becker-More Paint company.
I). E. Fitzgerald, skies manager
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