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VOL. XVIII.— PRICE TWO CENTS— j £&£%&_! ,\
BULLETIN OF
Ttt£ DAILY GI^OBE.
THr^ DAILY' G^OBE,.
TUESDAY, Al'G. 20.
.Weather for Today-
Fair, Warmer.
PAGE 1.
Gigantic Railway Trust Forming.
Score Killed in Denver Fire. •
brice "Will Control Buckeyes.;
Great Northern Train Imperilled.
PAGE 3.
Officials Will Sue for Salaries.
Census Bulletin No. S--.
Chapel Gets Bi«- Fees. ,
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PAGE 3.
PAGE 3.
Mill City News.
A Rush for Farm Lands.
New Railway Organization*.
PAGE 4.
Editorial.
Storm Havoc at Pittsburg*.
Chinese Milking More Trouble*
PAGE 5.
Zies-ler Defeats Abbott.
Hottentots and Hoosiers "Win.
Female Bicyclists Break Records.
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PAGE C.
PAGE O.
X. P. Finances Show Decrease.
Disbursing* Officers Protest.
PAGE T.
Bar Silver, CO 3-4 c.
Cash Wheat in Chicago, frl 3-Sc.
Bears in Wall Street.
PAGE S.
Col. Walsh Talks of Dixie. "7 •--
New Mining Railway.
TODAY'S EVENTS. -?-■
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Hamline — W. C. T. 11. Meet.
Hamline-— W. C. T. D. Meet.
City Hall-— Board of Aldermen, 7.3o
MOVEMENTS OF STEAMSHIPS.
MOVEMENTS OF STEAMSHIPS.
NEW YORK, Aug. 19.— Arrived: No
madic, Liverpool; Mobile, London;
Ems, Bremen; Kaiser Wilhelm 11.,
Genoa.
HONG KONG— Arrived: Gaelic, San
Francisco.
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The New York mouth is still open
The New York mouth is still open
and the New York saloon shut.
The teams in the Western league
may now prepare to gnaw Phyles.
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Piatt looks over the border at
Piatt looks over the border at
Quay and tips him a knowing winls.
The gold of the golden rod is now
prevailing at a ratio of more than
16 to 1
Crop bulletins from Colorado indi
cate that the gold crop has not been
injured by the silver agitation.
A Tacoma bank failed with $444 in
cash on hand. That sounds as if it
had been unsuccessful at 4-11-44.
Unfortunately they appear to be
trading something besides horses and
good stories in Kentucky at this
time.
Kansas City appears to have scored
a point on Chicago by naming its
new building a "Pallaseum" instead
of an "Auditorium."
Gov. Morrill, of Kansas, in speak
ing of the Republican candidates for
the presidential nomination, butters
his bread on all sides.
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What the Elks lost in a social
What the Elks lost in a social
game of base ball with Minneapolis
the Knights of Pythias retrieved,
and the policemen clinched.
A Duluth judge getting $5,000 a year
has resigned because he prefers to
practice law. Thus does the Zenith
City advertise itself as a great center
of litigation.
New Hampshire has the highest
marriage rate and the lowest birth
rate of all the New England states;
and competent statisticians are figur
ing on an explanation of the coinci
dence.
Report has it that in the last two
Fears the export of rum from Boston
to Africa has declined from 1,025,226
gallons to 561,265 gallons. And yet
they tell us that missionary effort is
as active as ever.
A writer in the Saturday Review
proves that twelve pounds a head is
the "annual cost of an Englishman."
If that is a fact, then a lot of rich
American girls have been badly
swindled in their investments.
It is a novel issue which they have
raised out in Utah; whether a
woman has a right to vote on a con
stitutional amendment proposing to
give her the right to vote. That is
giving her both the last word and
Ihe first.
A contemporary speaks of Speaker
Bully.of the British parliament.as the
grandson of a justly celebrated prize
fighter. We fail to see how that'
should degrade a man, any more
than the mere fact of being the grand-
Son of a lord "should elevate him.
'A Washington dispatch says that if
Harrison pulls out his mantle is to
fall on Cushman K. Davis. It is a
peculiarity of Harrison to not pull
out. He lets the" others do that.
When he does his mantle will be too
full -of shreds to adorn one who is
somewhat fastidious. .
Gov. McKinley, of Ohio, is posing
most studiously and somewhat la
boriously as a candidate for the
Republican presidential nomination.
He seems to be deeply in earnest
about it. After the convention is
over the Napoleon renaissant will
have some time for dubious reflec
tion.
It is getting more and more evident
that we must box John Bull's ears.
The London Sun says of our Mr.
Michael F. Dwyer: .."There is a gen
eral feeling of relief that the English
turf has lost the patronage of a
- person who used it purely as a
gambling instrument." The idea!
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FIRST OF ft SERIES
GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY
ASSOCIATION EXTENDING
'v" -77 ITS USEFULNESS..
MUTUAL AID AND BENEFIT.
PROMOTION OF CLOSER PER-
SONAL RELATIONS ONE OF
. ITS OBJECTS.
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INCREASING THE ME3IBERSHIP.
INCREASING THE MEMBERSHIP.
Proposal to Establish a Circulat-
ing Library .of Practical
Railway. Publications.
At Knights of Pythias hall, corner
of First avenue and Fifth street
southeast, Minneapolis, an impor
tant meeting was held last night. It
was the first general gathering of
the Great Northern Railway associa
tion, and also the first series of sim
ilar meetings to be held alternately
in the two cities durinb the fall and
winter months. To aGI o b c report
er O. O. Winter, a member of the
board of directors, outlined the gen
eral plan of the organization at some
length. It is of the mutual aid order
as well as being for social pleasure
and intellectual advancement.
Through its instrumentality, it is
hoped, the employes of the Great
Northern company will not only be
brought into closer personal relations
all around, but will also be led to
take a more decided Interest in their
"work and in the success of the vari
ous departments. Applicants for
membership in the association can
be accepted by any meeting, but
must then be approved by the board
of directors. When admitted to mem
bership each man becomes eligible
to sick and death benefits is, in fact,
insured for a certain amount, and in
case of deaith an assessment will be
levied on the membership to pay the
certificate. * *7.77 . . -
It Is also proposed to establish a
circulating library, to be made up
in large part of standard works on
subjects pertaining to railroad build
ing, operation and management.
This library will most likely be lo
cated in the vicinity of the Great
Northern shops in St. Paul, although
this point is not definitely decided
as yet. Use of the books will be free
to all members of the association.
The social and intellectual features
will be cared for by means of literary
and musical entertainments and the
presentation of lectures and papers
by gentlemen of reputation in the
different avocations.
As yet the Great Northern railway
association -is in active operation only
on the Willmar division; but as this
division practically embraces all of
the intermediates points, including St.
Paul and Minneapolis,, it has secured
quite a large and active membership.
J. W. Morrison, yardmaster, St. Paul,
is president, and A. D. Betcher, agent
at Como station, is secretary. The
projectors of the association express
the opinion that the idea will grow and
spread, not only to the other divisions
of the Great Northern, but also to
other railroad systems in the West,
and will eventually take the place of
all other organizations of railroad em
ployes. This hope, is based on its all
embracing character for men from
any branch, of the service are eligible
to membership — and on the advantages
offered for intellectual improvement
and for certain financial aid in the
event of sickness or death.
At last night's meeting the St. Paul
employes were represented by about
200 men, old and young, bosses, me
chanics and laborers, who went over
in special train of three coaches.
When they walked into the hall at
Minneapolis it was already pretty well
filled, but seats were provided for
everybody, and a very fine programme
was rendered. Rev. Thomas Mc-
Clary, of Minneapolis, delivered a
brief lecture on "Sunshine in Labor,"
and he made a decided hit with the
audience. He emphasized the thought
that men must face their duties in
life with courage and with hope ; that
they must cultivate a noble selfhood,
to be made up of a good physical na
ture, which must be cultivated by
avoiding dissipation, and by working
in a spirit of true manliness. A good
intellectual nature and a good moral
nature Ift held to be no less needful,
so that men would work intelligently
and be faithful to their employers and
themselves in the small details as well
as in the largest operations. The
reverend gentleman interspersed his
talk with numerous anecdotes that
were as pointed as humorous. /.'•.{..
The Great Northern quartette, com-
mosed of Messrs. William F. and
James Myron, J. E. Chisholm and E.
E. McCaffrey, was on the programme
for several numbers, and, as usual,
they were encored each time. M. B.
Hoff, agent at Minneapolis, sang a
solo, and had to repeat. "Casey at the
Bat" was recited in good style by P. J.
Sheridan. A most interesting feature
was a brief but well-written paper on
"Station Operation," by T. A. Brann,
of Minneapolis. This was but the first
• of what is intended to be a series of
practical papers on the different de
partments of a railroad. '--'■"•7
It was late when the gathering ad-
journed, and everybody was pleased
beyond measure at the successful in
auguration of what it is hoped to mak<S
a distinct and valuable feature of the
Great Northern sygtem.
REBELS MOWED DOWN.
Fifty Reported Killed in a Fight
With Regulars.
HAVANA, Aug. 19. — A severe en
gagement has been fought at Arillao,
in the department of Santa Clara. The
Insurgents are said to have lost fifty
killed. It is officially announced that
Lieut. Col. Falanca routed the insur
gents, who were under the command
of Rolo and Serafin Sanchez, and the
troops are pursuing .. the enemy
toward the Camaguay Pass. The in
surgents left sixty dead and wounded
on the field and twenty, of their horses
were killed. The troops? lost two killed
and had eight wounded. The insur
gents, under the command of? Suarez,
Zayas, Machado and Fustee, are re
ported to be In flight in the direction
of Campania, on the limits .of . the
province of Puerto -Principe. Col.
Oliva yesterday, near Rojas, in the
province, of Santa Clara, engaged a
band of insurgents, who lost twenty
dead and wounded. Official advices
made public here say-. that the insur
gents have attacked the plantation of
Ramoni, but were repulsed by " the
armed laborers with a loss of five
ST. PAUI,, MINN.: TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 20, 1895.
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killed and seven wounded. One labor
er was killed and four wounded. The
insurgents yesterday attacked Loma
de la Cruz and burned the village of
Barra Jagua.
CLOSURE IN THE COMMONS.
Castletown Wants a Royal Resi
dence in Ireland.
LONDON, Aug. 19.— 1n the house of
commons today Right Hon. George N.
Curzon, under secretary of state for
foreign affairs, replying. to a question
put by Mr. James F. Hogan, member
for Tipperary, regarding the arbitrary
arrest of British subjects in Honolulu
for alleged complicity in plots to re
store the queen,' said that some of the
complainants were not British subjects
and that the British commissioner was
still engaged in investigation the cases
of others who had complained.
Baron Castletown has given notice
of his intention to move a resolution
in the house of lords early next session
to abolish the office of lord lieutenant
of Ireland, and in lieu thereof to ap
point a chief under-secretary for Ire
land, and to pray the queen to estab
lish a royal residence in that country.
The house of commons agreed to the
address under a closure moved by Mr.
Balfour, the government leader, amid
an angry clamor by the Radicals and
the Irish members, who were desirous
of adjoining the debate and who
moved obstructive motions against the
house going into committee of supply.
All these were rejected by overwhelm
ing majorities, the house finally ad
journing at 2:20 a. m. The Radicals
are incensed at the adoption earlier in
the evening, also under closure, of Mr.
Balfour's motion appropriating all the
time of the house to the government
and suspending the 12 o'clock rule. The
McCarthyites are jealous of Mr. Red
mond for having obtained from the
. government a promise to introduce a
bill at the present session re-enacting
clause 13 in favor of evicted tenants.
ants.
The house of cemmons agreed to the
address in reply to the royal speech
by a vote of 217 to 63. . . -yy .
AVOLSELEY GETS IT.
He Succeeds the Duke of Cam-
bridge as Commander-in-
Chief.
LONDON, Aug. 19.— 1n the house of
lords this afternoon the secretary of
state for war, the Marquis of Lans
downe, announced that Field Marshal
Viscount Wolseley would succeed the
Duke of Cambridge as commander-in-
chief of the forces on November 1.
The proposed changes in the powers
and duties of the oflice are still under
consideration.
CHRISTIANS STARVING.
Driven From; Home and Their
Houses Given to Kurds.
TIFLIS, Aug. 19.— Special advices
from Moosh say that the Turkish offi
cials have driven the Christians out of
their. houses in all the country between
Sassoun and Moosh and have given the
houses to members of the Kurdish
tribes. The victims are starving.
SEVENTEEN DROWNED.
Passenger Boat Sunk hy a Steam-
er at Hamburg,
HAMBURG, Aug. j 19.— A boat con-
taining twenty-five passengers was
run down and sunk today by the
steamer Concordia, from Stade. Sev
enteen persons were drowned.
Hardie Coming.
QUEENSTOWN, Aug. 19. — Mr.
James Kerr Hardie, M. P. for the
south division of West Hamshire, and
president of the independent labor par-
ty, who classes himself as a democrat
and a socialist, is a passenger on board
the Cunard line steamer Campania,
which left for New York yesterday.
Mr. Hardie is bound on a lecturing
tour. &
Good Crops in Italy.
ROME, Aug. 19.— The prospect is for
a fairly good harvest of silk; there is
an average yield of excellent quaiitv.
Cocals, owing to the improved weather
have exceeded expectations. Wheat is
above the average and the estimated
yield is over 40,000,000 hectolitres. Oats
barley, maize and rice are fair. The
vintage Is under the average yield, but
promises a good quality.
To Pnsh the Paris Hard.
SOUTHAMPTON, Aug. 19.-It is ex
pected that the American line steam
ship Paris, which sailed on Saturday
for New York, will make a fast pass*
age, as it is understood her engineers
have been instructed to push her to
her utmost capacity. Mr. and Mrs.
George Gould are on board.
A Rotten Concern.
GENOA, Aug. 19.— The stock brokers
and several employes of the banking
firm of Bingen Bros, have been ar
rested in connection with the latter's
recent failure.
TOO MUCH AT ONE TIME.
Forecaster Dnnn Accused of Mak-
ing Too Much Weather.
WASHINGTON, Aug." 19. — The
weather bureau today sent the follow
ing card to the Associated Press:
"Numerous reports are being pub-
lished throughout the country that
Local Forecast Officer Dunn, of- New
York, after a consultation with me/
has made a forecast that two months
of hot and dry weather may be ex
pected. No such consultation has been.
held, and neither Mr. Dunn nor any
other official of this bureau is author-
ized, in the present state of meteoro-
logical science, to make any such pre
diction. Mr. Dunn has today been
called on for an explanation.
"WILLIS T. MOORE,
"Chief. of Bureau."
NEW YORK, Aug. Local Fore-
caster Dunn was much annoyed when
shown the Washington dispatch in
reference to a two months' spell of hot
weather which he was accused of fore-
casting, and said he had as yet not
heard from Washington on the matter"
He made- the following statement: "I
absolutely deny the statement at-
tributed to me of a forecast that we
are to expect two months of hot
weather. Such statements have fre
quently appeared, but the forecasts
from this. office cover thirty-six hours
only, and statements of longer fore-
casts attributed to me are false in
every particular. It is my impression
that such forecasts are given out for
some personal motives, possibly to af
fect the grain or cotton markets. All
those persons interested are requested
to pay attention to no other than offi
cial reports, containing my name, for
New York and vicinity only."
Mntnnl Reserve Resisted.*-**l— :.A
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Aug. 19.— Policy-
holders in the Mutual Reserve Fund
of New York who reside. in this city
and vicinity are combining to resist
the proposed increase of assessments.
Attorneys have been engaged to insti
tute proceedings, which will probably
consist of an application for an in-
junction restraining the company from
levying and collecting the October as
sessment.
Entertained hy Herbert.
Entertained hy Herbert.- ?'
BAR HARBOR,: Me.. Aug. 19.— Hon.
. Thomas B. Reed, ax-Secretary Whit
ney and Secretary 'Lamont were today
? entertained -by Secretary Herbert' on
board the Dolphin and New York. The
fleet will sail Thursday for Halifax, N.
S. ; thence to"* Portland and I Boston. A
naval ball will be given tomorrow
night in honor of the fleet officers. - . :
Fll^ftGEOFDEflTi
j
OVER A SCORE PERISHED IW
OVER A SCORE PERISHED g IST?
THE HOTEL WRECK AT * '
DENVER, 7?7 *
THOUSANDS UNABLE TO AID;;
FLAMES SILENCED THE CRIES i
OF MEN, WOMEN AND CHU*. A
DRE.Y. 'AyyrA ■& \l{
THE AGONIZING DEATH SCENES*
One Man Offers $1,000 to Be Res-
cued Just as the Walls Fall. J
on Him. 7 7
DENVER, Col., Aug. 19.— A por
tion of the Gumry hotel, the scene
of last night's frightful disaster," is
still standing, . gaunt and sinister/
constantly threatening to ' crash
down upon those delving in the
ruins at any moment. The search
for victims has been carried on with
the utmost energy constantly, * with [
the aid of twenty arc lights. Flames
broke out afresh tonight, and the
engines are pouring on water, still
further impeding the work of rescue.
The list of dead and missing now
numbers twenty-five, making the dis
aster the worst that ever occurred in
the city. Up to 8:30 tonight only
seven bodies had been recovered, Tie
ing those of Manager Grenier and
his wife, clasped in each others arm's;
George Burt, a Rock Island railroad
conductor; Mrs. George R. Wolfe and
daughter; Fred Hubbold and Will
Richards, the elevator operator of
the hotel. Among the missing is now
included Elmer Pierce, the night en
gineer, who is said to have re-en
tered the hotel just before the ex
plosion occurred. It is to this man's
carelessness that the disaster is at
tributed. The bodies of Peter Gum
ry and Gen. Adams are in the ruins.
Judge James Glynn, who was at first
supposed to have been in his room
at the hotel, turns out to be at Holy
oke, Col., where he was spending
Sunday with friends. A vast throng
surrounds the building on every side,
pressing forward as far as the fire
ropes will allow. - The police are
constantly guarding against any one
slipping through the lines, on ac
count of the great danger that the
front of the building may fall. The
list of victims is as follows;
DEAD.
PETER GUMRY, "owner of the ho-.
tel. . .'■ -AAA'A;:A-.yyyyy.A
R. C. GREINER, manager of the
hotel, son-in-law of Peter Gumry.
MRS. R. C. GREINER, clerk of the
hotel, daughter, of Peter Gumry. * 7 7-"-*
Child of : Mr.* and Mrs. R. C.
Greiner. # .. 7.- :?~:
A. L. BLAKE, Pueblo, Col. ' '
WILL RICHARDS, engineer of the
hotel. ...-.....* ..•-;.
MYRON E. HAWLEY, Union Pa
cific railroad clerk, Denver. .-•
JAMES MURPHY, contractor, Den
ver. '. . ' *:~ iT
GEORGE BURT, passenger conduc
tor on the Rock • Island, Colorado
Springs.
MRS. G. R. WOLFE and daughter,
Lincoln, Neb. "*■*
Three chambermaids, names un
known.
ONE BELL BOY, name unknown.* *
FRED HUBBOLD (or Hauser), of
Elizabeth, 10. ••\7"7 v
MISSING.
— -GREINER, father of R. {L
Greiner, manager of the hotel.
. BUD BURNS, Colorado Springs. : '
W. J. CARLSON, Pueblo.
F. FRENCH.
BERT LARSCH. both of Central
City. " ■'■''.
E. M. EDWARDS, butcher, Denver.
J. L. KIRKE, Omaha, •
J. A. BROWN, Omaha. 7*
ELMER PIERCE, engineer of the
hotel. xA-'A-yA' '■■■AAA „,.'
The injured include Joseph Munal,
cigarmaker, of Cairo, 111., face and
head terribly cut, body bruised, inter
nal injuries; Michael C. Burgess, se-
verely cut about the face; A. C. Ir
win, night clerk, cuts and bruises; M.
E. Letson, tramway conductor, body
badly bruised, internal injuries; Fred
Coleman, not serious; Bud Hopkins,
not serious. 7- 1".-
SCENES AT THE RUINS.
Out of the fifty or more people
who were certainly in the building^
a -score at least got out safely, and
six others were rescued with more
or less serious injuries. The fire
men labored all day and night in*
the work of excavation, but the.
progress was slow, and perhaps days
will elapse before the uncertain hor
ros of the heap of destruction can;
be fully told. The death list includes')
the owner of the hotel, Peter Gum
ry, the manager, Robert C. Greiner, i
and his wife, who a_te**\ as day clerk* \
Before fire added to Che horrors of
the explosion the fir* hen were ap
pealed to piteousiy by tnen and wom
en and babes whose lives were "-toe*- :
ing crushed out in th© ruins. Then
the fire broke out and that ended it. |
Exactly how many were saved it Is;
impossible to state, but it is known
that several who were in the back :
part of the building managed to es
cape in some manner. The whole
rear half of the hotel was blown -to;
atoms, and the- front portions aire j
merely shattered and burned frag-/
ments of a house. _ Six persons, In
cluding a woman and a baby, were'
taken off the roof of the building
adjoining the Gumry, occupied' by!
A. Lilliblade. Peter Ross, an aged ;
gentleman from Chattanooga, Term.,
was occupying Room No. 24 with his,
daughter Addie. He is an invalid. 7
He' was awakened by' the noise, and
.found the f. room full of dust. He
had a slight cut above the eye. Peter
Daily, special officer of the Union;
Pacific, carried Mr. Ross down from
the fourth - floor.? The daughter got
down stairs unaided and* uninjured.
E. E. Clarke, _ of Central City, Coir, '
says when he awoke 7 the* building*
was shaking and rocking, arid it'
seemed it was likely to go down.
The room was full of lime dust/arid;,
he could scarcely breathe, . and the
plaster was , falling about . him. Ije_
gat up and dressed and came dov>*rir
the stairway. _" -.7?^j
The scenes surrounding the deati
of James Murphy, a contractor, were
heartrending. The firemen engaged
at the rear of the building heard the
■ agonizing cries from the man that
he was burning, and asking them to
continue to play the water. After
a few hours' heroic work the fire-
men reached him. His two lower
. limbs were pinioned between two
heavy joists. After the most her
: culean efforts, . with dense ? smoke
i blinding • them, I the . firemen released
f Murphy's left leg. ? At this moment
a sheet of flame compelled them to
withdraw. Murphy then offered his
rescuers $1,000 to get him out, and
piteousiy demanded them to chop his
leg off. A second later the west
wall collapsed and covered Murphy
with tons of ruins. Mr.' Murphy
came to Denver from Omaha six
years ago. Mrs. George R. Wolfe,
from Lincoln, Neb., visiting Mrs.
Schmitter, was a victim of the catas
trophe. She was accompanied by
her five-year-old " daughter. " Mrs.
Wolfe's husband is a prominent to
bacco manufacturer of Lincoln. He
left the hotel yesterday for a tour of
Colorado. J. A. Brown and J. L.
Kirke, of Omaha, are among the
missing. They registered at the
Gumry Sunday afternoon, and have
not been seen since the explosion.
Mrs. Brown telegraphed an inquiry
from Omaha, and Chief Goulding an-
swered that there was little hope of
her husband being alive. A suit
of clothes was found in the ruins of
the hotel, in the pockets of which was
a 1,000-mile railroad book bearing
the name of A. Stuckey, and a letter
addressed to Miss Hattie Layton,
Belvidere, - 111. J. E. Calkins, wife
and baby, who were thought for a
time to have been victims of the
casualty, have been located in the
Highlands. Mr. Calkins is a news
paper man from Davenport, 10., city
editor of the Gazette. They* regis
tered at the Gumry on their arrival
here, but later went to stay with
friends. M. E. ~ Letson, a dairyman
of this city, was in the ruins ten
hours before he was rescued. His
injuries are a crushed arm, several
contusions and the shock to his
nerves. Mr. Letson said:
TEN HOURS IN THE RUINS.
"I was more encased than pinioned,
as only my left leg, there where you
see the bandages, and my right arm
here, were held down by weights. You
cannot have the faintest idea of my
feelings as I lay there in the bottom
of the basement, with all the ruins on
top and around me, hearing the ex
cruciating cries of the dying and these
in agony, and being almost overcome
by the shock and smoke, soaked with
water and' almost drowned and fearing
that the next minute I would be buried
alive." '~y 7*-.v77*.*i7:-
W. G. Purcell, of Broken Row, Neb.,
and his wife slept in Room 18. Mr.
Purcell is publisher of the Custer
County I Chief. jjj "We awakened," said
Mr. Purcell, "with a smothering feel
ing. I felt around and found that the
j bed ■ clothing was . covered with « mor-
tar and several inches "of dust. I
jumped up at the same time that the
| transom fell down with a loud report
and effectively shut us in. I then
smashed the window into get some air
and saw the debris on the street be-,
low. I did not feel any upheaval and
experienced no injury." Mr. and Mrs.
Purcell' escaped by the stairway.
W. A. Logan, editor of the Buena
Vista, . Col., Republican, was in his
room, but had not retired when the
explosion occurred. He said: "I was
sitting on the side of the bed, when I
felt the bed move upward with a vio
lent jerk. Before the bed righted it
self a heavy quantity of plaster fell
from the ceiling, completely covering
myself and the bed clothing. When
I could see anything I saw that the
walls of my room were torn asunder
for several feet, and that I was fast-
ened in tightly, except for the window
of the room. Beyond the slight shock
at the time of the explosion I was not
hurt in any way, but I lost no time
In getting out of the building." Many
others had similar experiences.
WORK OF THE RESCUERS.
The hotel was divided about the cen
ter by a rotunda, or court, running to
the top of the building, though covered
at the second floor. The building had
been split in two at this point of di-
vision and the entire five stories back
of the rotunda were thrown into a
shapeless mass in the alley. Five sto
ries of brick, wood and Iron, with the
human occupants, were made a mere
heap of death-containing ruins. The
fragments of the wreck on Lawrence
street towered up into the air, dark
and yawning, while a great section of
the roof hung in threatening suspen
sion over the chaos below. A fireman
clambering up the mountain of ruins
felt his feet crunch against human
flesh. He reached down and touched
-with his hand an arm protruding from
the mass beneath him. There still
seemed to be no fire. The blaze had
been smothered by the falling build-
ing and the firemen devoted their ef-
forts to the work of rescuing. And
then, suddenly, the flames broke out,
arid the workers were driven away.
The great mass was from that moment
nothing but a grave. The most that
the firemen could do, while the flames
shot ? up fiercely and smoke drove
them back, was to fight fiercely for the
life of one poor fellow, Joseph Munal,
.whose head and shoulders protruded
.from the burning mass. Police Sur
geon J. A/ Recki took a place where he
could " keep Munal's head moist and
properly* attend to him while his lower
limbs were being extricated. It was a
position of great danger for all on ac-
count of the flames and the overhang-
ing roof, which threatened to come
down at any moment. But the men
worked on, hauling • at beams with
ropes and using every device to clear
the space around the suffering man.
At last, about 2:30 a. m., a great
cheer arose and word "was spread
among - the crowd that the work was
finished. Soon- firemen and citizens
appeared bearing Munal on a stretch-
er. „He was conscious/but suffering
great agony, and the pnysicians cx
i pressed little hope of his "ultimate sur
vival. "." ■*">'-"■ .* •"
* At times the cries of a babe and the
moans of -men and women could be
j heard, but the flames and smoke . in-'
i creased and finally the voices were fill
silenced. At 4:30 a large force of men
I and ' teams . began hauling away tCe
; debris. . At daylight, three bodies were
;in sight; two men and a woman, but '
it was impossible to uncover them,
enough to identify* them, the fire being,
_ too*, dangerous. * . ?>**;"*
A DRUNKEN ENGINEER.
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7- There is no doubt the disaster was'
i caused .-. by a boiler . explosion. . . Will
_ Richards, the engineer, .it is said,-, was .
intoxicated, and after turning a quanti
ty of cold water into the hot boilerg.left
* the building ten minutes " before the j
j explosion occurred. He returned a few
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minutes later and perished. R. E. Ir
win, the night clerk, says Richards
was drunk when he went on duty, and
that he was in the habit of neglecting
his work. Irwin was pinned beneath
some heavy timbers at his desk and
was rescued by a fireman. He has
scalp wounds and internal injuries, but
will recover. Gen. Charles Adams, one
of the victims, was' well known in
mining and political circles in Colo
rado. He had been a resident of the
state since early days and formerly.
took a prominent part in politics as
a Republican. In 1878, at the . time of
the Ute troubles, he was Indian agent
at the Ouray reservation. Following
the expiration of that appointment he
was sent to Chili as -United. States con
sul and served in that capacity for a
number of years. Of late years he
was engaged in mining and various
other enterprises at Creed and Cripple
Creek. He was also interested in the
Manitou Bottling works, and had been
acting as agent of the company in this
city. His home was in Manitou. Pe
ter Gumry, owner of the hotel, was
one of the old-time citizens of Colora
do. He was about sixty years of age
and a widower, his daughter being the
wife of R. C. Greiner, all of whom per
ished in the explosion. By trade he
was a contractor and builder, and by
this branch of the business made a
good deal of money. He was a Scotch
man.
SOME OF THE FORTUNATES.
Among the guests who escaped prac
tically uninjured are: Peter Poss and
daughter, Chattanooga, Term.; W. R.
McCormick, traveling salesman, Chi
cago; Ray Helme, of Ogden, Utah; Mr.
and Mrs. W. C. McLain arid baby, Hu
ron, Kan.; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Shaw,
Huron, Kan.; Herman Leuders, Mani
tou, Col.;" Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Roberts,
Colorado Springs. - Col. Mrs. A. Schmit
tal and her two sons, Charles and
Leo, had just returned from Elitch's
gardens and were preparing for bed
when the crash came.'. The plastering
on the ceiling fell and they were panic
stricken and did not know which way
to turn. They were led down stairs
by firemen. Mrs. :R. .G. Wolfe, who
had arrived yesterday from Lincoln,
Neb., had left them a few minutes
before to retire to her room on the
fourth floor. Mrs. Wolfe's husband
left her yesterday morning to go to
Pueblo. :A> 'yy .7-7- 7
The total loss caused by the explo
sion and fire is about $75,000. The
Gumry hotel was worth about $25,000,
and had $8,000 worth of furniture. It
is a total wreck, but was insured for
$25,000. The McMann block, | which
stands next to the Gumry, was also
heavily damaged. It is owned by Col.
E. A. Bishop and was built in 1890. It
is | a four-story, pressed brick build-
tag, and is occupied throughout by the
A. Lilliblade Furniture company. The
whole rear end of this block was
ruined. The loss on the building is
about $25,000, as the building will have
to.be torn down. This block is in-
sured for $15,000. The stock of A. Lill-
blade, valued at $30,000, Is only partial-
ly lost.
RETURNING BONDS. •**": ""
Heavy Demand tor Exchange to
■L 77 Pay for Them.
- NEW YORK, Aug. 19.— The question
of this week's gold shipment was dis-
cussed in the street today. In view of
the fact that it is expected that a con-
siderable amount of the. yellow metal
will have to go forward in payment for
new government 4 per cents- returned
from . Europe, Hoskir, Woods & Co.
are, ■it is said, endeavoring to secure
exchange - to - the amount $3,000,000 to
pay, for bonds received by them from
London. If they cannot obtain this
amount, or any part of it, on terms
satisfactory to them, they will jj be
obliged to ship that amount of gold,
but as yet are unable to speak posi
tively on the subject. It ;is under-
stood that '. other large , amounts of
bonds from abroad have been, or will
be soon received, but It is believed that
a majority of them have been either
already * paid for, /or 7 exchange . has
been procured to pay for them.
Milwaukee Bank to Close.
MILWAUKEE, . Wis., Aug. 19.— The"
' stockholders -of the Commercial** bank-
met tonight and decided "to close the
bank and go - into - liquidation. ; . The
bank failed two years - ago, - then -re-
sumed, but . was not flourishing. The
old depositors', who took stock • in-* the;
new bank, will get; about- 50 cents on
. the dollar. ;- New depositors * will be
paid in full. '•-- , - <,•:-";■ -£JL> '.---;'.-•
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BfllGE 1 Gomoii.
HE "WILL BE THE RILING POW-
ER AT SPRINGFIELD, 0., TO-
MORROW*.
CONCESSIONS TO BE MADE.
I - — •
I HONEST .MONEY AND SILVER.
LEADERS " : TO DINE TO-
GETHER TOD Al*.
{ GETHER TODAY. 77r
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DELEGATES ALREADY ON HAND.
Fonrteenof the Twenty-One Mem-
bers of the Resolutions Com-
mittee With Brice.
SPRINGFIELD, O..Aug. 19.— Many
SPRINGFIELD, O..Aug. 19.— Many
delegates are here tonight, although
the Democratic state convention does
not assemble until Wednesday. The
fight between the free silver men and
the Brice men will occur tomorrow
evening, when the members of the
committee on resolutions and other
committees in the organization are
selected. There are 808 delegates.
The silver men classify them as 343
for free silver, 328 for gold and 137
doubtful. The Brice men claim
there are 465 for "honest money,"
and of the 343 claimed by the Thur
| man men. for silver, some are doubt-
ful. It is generally believed, since
the last counties selected delegates
today, that the Brice men will con-
trol all the organization and have
fourteen out of the twenty-one mem-
bers of the committee on resolutions.
Senator Brice, ex-Gov. Campbell and
other leaders arrive tomorrow morn-
ing, and are to dine with John H.
Thomas, the free silver leader. This
fact is recognized as assuring a
compromise before the district meet-
ings are held at 5 p. m. It is be-
lieved there will be some agreement
at the Thomas dinner as to who will
be nominated for governor. If ex-
Gov. Campbell will not run, then
John H. Thomas or James Kilbourne
may be nominated. Both are free
silver men. The . real issue pending
is as to what concession will be
made to the free silver men and yet
make the financial record for the
party that is desired by Senator
Brice. One may get the platform
and the other the nominee. There
are some bitter contests to be set-
tled while Senator Brice Is presid-
ing as to temporary chairman, and
there may be trouble at the open-
ing of the convention if all the sil
ver contestants are unseated.
BRICE AND ANTI-BRICE.
CLEVELAND, 0., Aug . 19.— The
CLEVELAND, 0., Aug . 19.— The
Brice and anti-Brice delegations from
Cuyahoga county to the Democratic
state convention held meetings tonight
| and formed separate organizations.
The anti-Brice delegation decided to
accept no compromise,' but to make a
fight for fifty-nine seats -in the con-
vention. If refused they will leave the
convention hall in a body. Judge E.
J. Blandid, prominently mentioned for
United States senator, and L. A. Rus-
sell will lead the fight in the commit-
tee on credentials. The Brice delega
tion.elected by the bolting county con-
vention selected a committee, of which
- ex-Mayor? Blee is a member, to con-
test the seating of the anti-Brice dele-
gation. Both delegations are prepared
for a hard struggle.
- The silver men held a meeting .to-
night, at which it was resolved not to
accept the nominee or anything else in
lieu of conceding the platform. The
meeting 7 decided that all they 7 asked
was 7 recognition in the platform.
_A " committee,' headed .by Alle*n W.
; "Ihurman, was appointed to" draft a
conservative silver J plank, to submit
.to the - comriiittee on resolutions to-
morrow night. r. This committee was
directed to limit the coinage to that of
American silver free, 16 to 1, and not
include the silver of any other country.
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BfilfiE .BLOBE'S.
V, V I OFFER, JJ
— „ VPa'-a *"-*""i-*X
LICKED BY fliftpS
GREAT NORTHERN TRAIN SUR-
ROUNDED BY A BURNING \
FOREST. AA;y
HALTED BY A FALLEN TREE
CARS THREATENED WITH DJtIJ
STRUCTION AND PASSEN-
GERS IN A PANIC.
HANGING OVER A PRECIPICES
Four Men Hemmed in hy. Flam****
Leap to Their Death in a,
Chasni.
SPOKANE, Wash., Aug. 19.—Pas
sengers on the west-bound Great
Northern train had a narrow es
cape from death last night. The
train had passed . through a fiery,
furnace of burning forests for a dis
tance of ten ' miles, and when it
reached the Little Spokane river,
about twenty miles east of this city,
a huge tree fell across the track
from the mountain above just as
the train was passing. The engine
struck it, causing the train to stop
so suddenly as to throw the passen
gers violently from their seats. The
burning tree was dragged partially
under the cars, and for a moment the
train toppled to one side. So intense
was the heat from the forest fire
that the coaches blistered and al
most took fire. The passengers for a
time were panic-stricken, and but
for the coolness of the train's crew.
they would have rushed into certain
death. The burning tree - set fire
to the mail and baggage cars, but the
flames were extinguished with water,
from the stream. • With axes the
track was cleared, and the train.
succeeded in reaching here badly
damaged. 7 ,■
LEAPED TO THEIR DEATH. 1
The fires have now reached south
along the line of the Great Northern
and continue with unabated fury.
Millions of feet of timber have already
been destroyed. In the section*- where
the flames are now burning are several -
small settlements, and a good many
settlers are scattered through the tim-
ber and fears are entertained for their
safety. 7- In the Northern- pan-handle*
of ; Idaho, a wild and --uninhabited
wilderness, tha " fire is rapidly licking
up the vast timber. Never j before in
the history of the Northwest have th« 7
fires caused so much : havoc. Mr. Mc< '
Creary, superintendent of bridges of
the Northern Pacific, arrived here to-
night. He confirms the report of the
death of four men. They were bridga
carpenters and had gone out on a long
bridge to extinguish the fire, and fail*
ing to do so they sought to return, only*
to find their retreat cut off. They"
leaped from the bridge into the chasm*,
136 feet below, and were dashed td
death. J
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ST. LOUIS AVAS WAITING. ''"»"
ST. LOUIS WAS WAITING. »
*
Sam Casten, the Noted Crook, Re-
Sam Casten, the Noted Crook, Re-
leased and Rearrested. 7'lj
NEW YORK, Aug. Sam Casten,
who is wanted in half a dozen cities
for diamond robberies, was discharged?
by Judge Allison today, but was im-
mediately rearrested as a fugitive from,l
justice and will be held for the St.-
Louis detectives. He was arrested
three months ago for stealing $2,500
worth of diamonds, but the jury dis-
agreed. There are charges against
him in St. Louis, Chicago, Minneapolis
and other places. J
Springer's Month Closed. ***"}
NEW YORK, Aug. 19.— The steam-
ship Yucatan, of the Ward line, ar-
rived here today from Havana with J.
S. Springer, United States vice-consul
at the City of Mexico, on board. To
a reporter who inquired about the
status of the Cuban revolution Vice
Consul Springer said: "I regret that?
I cannot speak on the subject, as I**
have my instructions from the state.
department. I am here simply on my;
six weeks' vacation. If you will pro-
cure permission from the department
of state I will be glad to give the
newspapers my views on the war in"
Cuba." " ■ - .:■-. ;'-?' : -*' _j
Twenty People in a. Creek. "*&
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 19.—' J
While a pleasure party of twenty peo
ple was crossing a bridge that spans
Five Mile creek, at Brookside, today,
the bridge gave way with a crash and
precipitated its occupants into the wa--
ter below. Alfred McPherson, aged*
ten, was probably fatally hurt by fall-
ing beams. James Collier, aged
twelve, sustained serious injuries. AIJ,
the others were more or less bruised;
among them being several women and
children. Fortunately the water in the*
creek was shallow, otherwise several
of the injured might have beeij
drowned. : . 4__
'•' Ashore in the Rapids. "''^
ALEXANDRIA BAY. N. V., Aug. 19.
— The steamer Empire State started to*
day to carrry a party of Cleveland ex**
cursionists from this place to Morris-*
burg. When opposite Morrisburg, and
running . f|i the Galops rapids, th«i
steamer went aground and stove et
hole in her bottom. The passengers
were safely landed: The steamer still
lies on the rocks, and her removal wile
require the work of lighters and heavjfl
wrecking apparatus.* _ . ,__
Drowned in the Lake. I"I
CHICAGO, Aug. Arthur Butler,'
nineteen years old, and his brother -
Walter, two years younger, were
drowned in Lake Michigan today. Tha
boys were wading " into the surf and}
the younger, was knocked down by a*
'. large wave, which carried him out Into
; the lake. The other brother hastened]
to his . assistance, but Walter -.; seized)
his around the neck and both were
' drowned.'
— 7 .. »»'
Two Drowned. ' ' ~~*
Two Drowned. ""-i
. PORTLAND, Or., Aug. 19.— Th*
steamer Ocean Wave, on her way from
. Astoria to this city, collided with? a. ..'
sailboat * containing five persons, near
Stella, Wash., this morning. . The sail
: boat was upset and two *-f the occu- :
pants, - John Weatherwax and Edgar
Wagner, were - drowned. The othej*
- three were rescued. - ' . - - ..
-*?-.?*.' —
.-."",. _ Make Cheap Rates East. -~-"-*5
Make Cheap Rates East. ~ "**
Special to the Globe.
CHICAGO, Aug. 19.— Lake Mich*
igan Car Ferry Transportation com
pany will begin business next week.
It .will prove a strong, rival to the
Northwestern lines in hauling freight
at one-third old cost, '.-.'.*

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