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TllK AIHJUS. TUESDAi, FEB11UAKY 28, 1893.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
BUEIED BY BRICKS.
Eight Lives Crushed Out by a
TWO CHICAGO COTTAGES WRECKED.
Their Occupant All Caught in the Crash
of Bricks and Mortar and Either Hur
ried to Eternity in Their Sleep or
Wounded, One of the I-atter Receiving
Fatal Injuries Frantic Neighbors Rush
to the Rescue, Aided by Police and Fire
men The Karnes of the Dead and In
jured. Chicago, Feb. 23. Fourteen persons
were buried beneath a hum red tons of
brick at 1:30 o'clock this morning on llal
sted street Dear ..Cahalport avenue. They
were crushed beneath a wall of an unfin
ished five-story building, blown down by a
gale which swept over the city shortly after
midnight. The list of killed and wounded
follows: Killed John Smith, aged 45;
Dollie Smith, aged 13; Babe Smith, aged
9; Hat tie Smith, aged 4; Paulina .serv
ant, aged 19; Joseph , bartender, aged
27; F. Kunze, aged 4S; Mrs. Mary Kunze,
aged 45. Injured F. Kunze, Jr.; Patrol
Sergeant Laughlin; Officer William Smith;
Mrs. Amelia Smith, aged 43, mortally
The Bolldinfc- That Crashed Down.
Two months ago Klein Bros., retail dry
goods dealers of .South Halsted street,
burned out with a tremendous loss. The
building was wrecked, but the firm began
to rebuild at once.' ' Work was pushed as
rapidly as possible, and within the last
few days workmen began putting the fin
ishing touches on the fifth, floor of the
walls. The structure stood yesterday a
hell without a roof, without windows
only the walls and the bare skeleton of an
Interior. This was the fated building
which was tosxed by the storm into a heap
Wrecked by a Single Blast.
Shortly after midnight a southeasterly
wind began puffing across the city, and
gaining in velocity assumed the character
of a gale within an hour. It blew down
signs, smashed in windows that ofTered
favorable attack and tried every ram
shackle structure on the west side. Many
west-side rs were awakened in affright as
their houses rocked in the furious) blast.
The wind howled fiercely across the south
western portiqn of the city, and all at once,
gathering its energy for a single biast,
shook the Klein I uilding from cellar to
garret and, drawii g - in the walls on the
lower stories, shool from above a hundred
tons of stone and brick.
The Tiro Doomed Cottages.
On the north of the unfinished building
stood two frame co.tages, each two stories
in height. In the one immediately north
of the brick bnildit g T61 South Halstead
street lived John Smith. Smith runs a
saloon on the lower floor, and his living
rooms were abovf. In these rooms last
night slept Smith, 'lis wife, three children,
a hired girl and the bartender. In the next
building noith, 7(3 Ilalsted street, lived
William Kunze, wl o kept a jewelry store
on the ground floor. The upper story was
divided into two sections. In one lived
Kunze, his son and Kunze's father and
mother. In the otl er lived a family whose
name could not te learned,
CAME DOWN WITH A ROAR.
Hundreds Rnxh to the Rescue of the ln
When the wind s; ruck the Klein struct
ure it toppled the north wall over on the
two frame buildings It came with a roar
that startled a h indred families in the
neighborhood, and with a furious crafch
buried beneath a r iass of splintered wood
and broken brick fc urteen persons. Terri
fied occupants of neighboring houses rushed
half clad into the .tTeet, which was filled
with the shrieks of razed men and women.
Several policeman rear by took in the sit
uation and called for help. Hundreds of
persons from neighboring streets began
pouring in to the s:jne of the disaster, and
soon half a dozen fire eniuej came hurry
ing to the spot.
Went to Wo-k xn the Ruins.
Soon there were hundreds at work on
the ruins. The fiit person taken out was
Mrs. Smith, with a fractured skull and her
right arm broken. She will die. Young
Kunze was next rea med, not badly in jured.
Fire broke out in tl.e ruins, but was soon
extinguished, but the danger from the
standing walls was great and two police
men were struck ty flying bricks and se
verely hurt. Like fiends a crowd of per
sons, headed by half a hundred firemen,
tore away the mass of wreckage that cov
ered the human bei lgs. It was ended at
last and all the occu pants of the two houses
accounted for as giv-n in the list above.
Crushed Like Eggshells.
The great wall was so heavy that no ves
tige of the small f-ame houses was let.
They were crushed like eggshells and cov
ered so completely that the great wonder is
any person in either house escaped death.
Many of the coping stones of this new
building were thrown clear across into
Nineteenth street irad several of them
broke the lights in the windows on the
north side of the street. The crash broke
out all the sasb and class in the front of
the store ot A. H. .Dreyfus a liquor dealer
at 7C4 and a part of the wall fell ou his
stable, killing one of bis horses.
Shameful Crime in Kentucky.
LoCISYlLLK, Feb. 28. At Parkland, a
suburb of this city, Saturday, Henry C.
Bealman, saw bis young wife enter the
room of Charles Cox, one of his boarders.
Bealman grabbed a large boulder and fol
lowing his wife up stairs, threw the
boulder at Cox, felling him to the floor,
Bealman then jumped upon the prostrate
man, who, drawing his knife, stabbed his
assailant fatally. Cox was arrested. Short
ly afterward Mrs. Bealman left her dying
husband, and with property which her
husband had only recently given her be
came surety for Cox's appearance at court
and had him released on bail.
A Kelle of the War of 181.
Washixgtojt, Feb. 28. Acting Secretary
Wharton, of the state department, has ac
cepted the offer of a Bteamship company to
bring from Fayal to this country a gun
used on the United States vessel General
Armstrong in its battle with a British fleet
at Fayal in 1814. The Armstrong was com
manded by Captain Samuel Chester Beid,
and if the efforts to erect a statue to this
officer prove successful the gun will prob
ably be placed in front of the memorial.
The gun, known as a '"Long Tom," was
presented to this country by the king of
An Interconvertible Bond Scheme.
Washington, Feb. 28. Johnson of Ohio
introduced in the house yesterday a bill
to reduce the interest upon the public
debt, to provide for a flexible currency and
to stop the purchase of silver. It pro
poses a series of interconvertible bonds
bearing interest of 2 per cent., payable in
1907. They are to be issued upon the sur
render of any unmatured bonds or interest
bearing obligations. The interconvertible
bonds when surrendered are to be paid in
treasury notes of the t-Laracter of those
now issued under the Sherman act, which
act is repealed.
Morton Cnlquely Honored.
Washington. Feb. 28. Vice President
Levi P. Morton was bouored last night as
none of bis predecessors had been. The entire
senate without distinction of party, united
in tendering a complimentary dinner and in
bearing testimony to the admirable man
ner m which he has presided over the de
liberations of the upper chamber of con
gress for the past four years. The banquet
was a grand one, and the vice president
was warmly praised by all the speakers.
We May Have "Ambassadors" Now.
Washington, Feb. 28. The conferrees
on the diplomatic and consular appropria
tion bill have reached an agreement. The
bill as agreed upon contains the senate pro
vision which confers the same designation
on a United States representative to a for
eitn country as given the representative of
that countr? in the United States.
Knglish C.iaches for the Fair.
XewYokk, Feb. 2. The steamer Mas
sachusetts which arrived Saturday morn
ing had on board the first shipment of
thirty horses and two four-in-hand coaches
for the World's fair, Chicago, in charge of
Mr. E. Y. Lancaster; also had on board two
professional coachmen, James Moyven and
Charles Fowns, son of Fownes, the oldest
four-in hand driver in England. These
coaches will start daily from the principal
hotels for the exposition, and will have
the sole privilege of entering the fair
The switchmen on the Vandalia line at
Decatur, Ills., struck because they were
denied a raise of $15 per month.
The referendum instituted by the lib
eral societies of Belgium to learn the sen
timent of the people on the suffrage ques
tion was taken throughout the kingdom.
In Brussels, where some 25,000 votes were
cast, a large majority favored M. Jansen'a
proposal of universal manhood suffrage. -
In the placer district on Hasayampe river
a white man named Michaels killed two
Mexicans who attempted to jump his
claim. They began the fight, he returned
the fire and shot both dead.
Porfirio Diaz, Jr., son of President Diaz,
has gone to Washington as an attache of
the Mexican legation there.
The young wife of Commodore William
K. Mayo, retired, who was married in De
cember, has several times attempted to
commit suicide at their home in Water
bury, Conn. She is said to be suffering
from melancholia, and has been sent to a
A desperate battle is reported between
the federal and government forces in Rio
Grand du Sol, Brazil. The latter are said
to have met with a crushing defeat.
Hawaii, counting from Honolulu, is 2, 100
miles from San Francisco, 3,440 from Yoko
hama, and 4,480 from Sydney.
Fire at St. Paul destroyed the factory of
the Minnesota Shoe company. Loss, 213,
000. Two firemen were badly injured and
one of them will probably die.
Obituary: At New York, Francis Or
mond French, president of the Maubatten
Trust company, aged 55; Waiter Gratz, the
Philadelphia sporting man, aged 3S. At
Watertown, Wis., Attorney C. B. Skinner,
aged 65. At Baltimore, Colonel Frederick
Ksine, editor of the German Correspon
dent. At Woodstock, Ills., Nelson Norton,
aged 84. At Decatur, Ills., C. B. Prescott.
The annual convention of the Freedtnen's
Aid and Southern F.ducatiou society is in
session at Chicago with a large attendance.
The society has spent $4,700,700 since it has
been in existence.
Samuel Price, a victim of the late zero
weather, had both hands and feet severed
from his body in a Pittsburg hospital. The
operations were all performed at oqe "sit
ting," and the victim will probably re
cover. Harry P. Swifr, a mail clerk in the sec
ond division of the railway mail service,
has won a gold medal by remembering half
of the postofiices in the United States,
learned in the bustle and confusion of sort
ing mail on board railway trains.
Jno. J. Enright stepped in between two
Guthrie, O. T. lawyers who were quarrel
ing just in time to catch a bullet in each
arm, another gazing his side near the
After engineering a vote buying scheme
in a New Jersey village by which a pretty
school teacher of the village was made
the recipient of a gold watch, the syndi
cate of young men who had to pay the
bill found that they could have presented
each of the competitors with a watch at
he cost of the one watah.
The employes of the Santa Fe railway
system have made plans for the consolida
tion of their unions into one confederated
Faid All the Reading Kniployes.
. Heading, Pa., Feb. 24 Paymaster Guy
completed yesterday the payment of the
January wages of Reading railroad em
ployes in this city, having disbursed $114,-000.
We are determined to sell off the balance of r
Fall and Winter stock at BARGAIN PRICES com"
prising several complete lines, a number of broken
lines, and irregular sizes of excellently made goods
The COST we have not considered
The PRICES we have put on them will
run them off quickly.
AAZ"rig;h.t 6c Oreer await,
1704 SECOND AVENUE.
'i w Second lw (UVrKPOITr . lOWJ
J. H. C. Petersen's Sons.
We take pleasure in announcing to the trade that we have completed
arrangements for our
Eighth ANNUAL Sale of
Housekeepers' Linens, White Goods,
Bed Spreads, commencing
and continuing until all lots are CLOSED OUT,
We feel confident this sale, will surpass all previous efforts and have no
hesitation in so guaranteeing to each and every; customer.
We jdiow over one hundred styles
and qualities of blenched and un
bleached table linen," from 21c per
,yard to $1.44 per yard, with and
without napkins to match.
Seventy-five different pa.tj.exnn and
prices on Turkey red damawk. from
21 per yard to 69c.
Hundred different styles land qual
ities and prices ranging 78 cents per
dozen to 16.36 per dozen.
LINEN TOWELING BY THE YARD.
One hundred aid twenty different
styles, qualities and prices, from the
cheapest to the bst.
Over a hundred different styles,
qualities and pricss, from 2c to $1
In endiess varieties; at all prices.
Also a complete line of the well-known
Crochet and Marseilles bed spreads at
extraordinarily low prices from COc,
78c, 89c. $1.04, 1.1C, 1.32, 1.46 and
Over 100 different qualities and
patterns of white goods and apron
Our new spring lines of wash
goods, such as Seersuckers, Zephyrs,
Ginghams, are well worthy the at
tention of all buyers.
French Challies just received.
J. H. C. PETERSEN'S SONS.
J. II. C. PETERSEN'S SONS'
Great Special Bargain Sale of
(OUR OWN IMPORTATION.)
Also Chenille and Silk Portieres, tapestries, Furniture Plushes, Opaques,
Wind6w Shades, Etc. a : : "y
In Nottingham curtains by the
yard we have over twenty-five styles
ranging from 10c per yard to 55c.
In Nottingham curtains by the
pair we have over a hundred styles,
ranging from 40c a pair to $7.50 a
In Irish point we have forty differ,
ent styles ranging from $3.75 to
$21.00 per pair.
In Tamboured Swiss we thew
thirty-six different stjles, ranging
price from $3.50 to $15.00.
In Brussels net we have a erj i
tJhoice line, the like ha6 never keen ..
shown In this city, ranging in prict
irom $7.50 to $40.00 a pair.
The $15,000 worth of the above mentioned Goods
will be sold at Extremely Low Prices as an induce
ment to the trade to buy early, in order to relieve the
rush in the curtain department at house cleaning
time. Experience has taught us that it is next to im
possible to serve customers to their and our satisfac
tion at a time when everyone is buying. .
The Special Muslin Underwear Sale now in
progress on the Second Floor will be continued for
some time with New Goods added daily. Respect
fully, j. h. C. PETERSEN'S Sons.