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THE MINNEAPOLIS FIRE.
An Undoubted Case of Man slaughter. WHEBE THE BLAME BELONGS. Gross Negligence of the Owners of the Building—No Fire- Escapes Provided. | AFBoclated Press Dlspatohes to tbe BuuXjDl Minnkapolis, December I.—Four smoky, blackened walls towering np about a steaming and smouldering mass of machinery, brick and building debris, is all that remains of the eight-story brick Tribune building in which, until today, have been printed three daily and a weekly newspaper, and where was lo cated a number of offices. All today a constantly changing and ever-increasing crowd of sight-seers thronged the streets, watching the efforts of the firemen to subdue entirely the flames, which they brought under control about 2 o'clock this morning. Tbe building bad been considered dangerous, sometimes its loose construction permitting the heavy machinery to jar the whole building. There was but one fire escape, and it was at the end of the building where the fire raged fiercest. The single stairway was spiral, narrow and dark, and wound around the elevator ■haft. Three years ago the inadequate fire protection of the building wa? con siderably agitated, the matter being taken up by the Trades and Labor As sembly and carried finally to the city officials, an attempt being made to have the building properly protected or con demned, but nothing came of it. OKIGIN OF TIIE FIIIE UNKNOWN. For some timo the Union League club room, where the fire started, had not bean uaeu, and the origin is a mystery. The room is close to the elevator shaft, snd the breaking of a window in the efforts to extinguish the flames gave a draft which quickly carried the fire to the elevator and cut off the escape of those who had delayed. A few broke through the stifling smoke and scorching flames, but the others sought to escape else where. Being at the south cud of the building, and the only solifary fire-escape at the north end, the printers were cutoff. A number of them climber, out of the windows aud clung to tbe ledges, waiting for help, which in sev eral cases came too late. Their piteous cries attracted the attention of the fire man, and a number of them were saved, while others fell off the ledges or dropped from the telegraph and telephone wires by which they tried to escape. The sight of the sufferings of the burning, struggling men brought tears to the eyes of tbe bravest. A MOST PATHETIC INCIDENT, One of the most pathetic incidents was the attempt of Jamoa F. Igoe to escape. He had got clear of the building and was gradually working his way along tbe wiro3 to safety, whi'e the crowd] oelow anxiously watched his brave attempt to save his wife and four little ones their bread-winner. But his strength failed, and a groan went up from the crowd as he was seen to slip and fall to the roof of the boiler house, receiving fatal in juries. He was lifted gently and carried to a drag store, but died in a few mo ments, breathing a last word of loving care for his family. THE SEVEN KNOWN VICTIMS. Seven bodios were found last night all of which have been identified. They were: Milton Pickett, assistant city editor of the Pioneer Press ; James F. Igoe, Associated Press operator; Walter E. Miles, night agent Associated Press; Professor 01 sun. President South Dakota university; W. H. Millman, commercial editor of the Tribune; Jerry Jenkinson and Robert MoCutcueon, compositors. Other bodies are known to be in the building, but how many is unknown. PROBABLY TWENTY FIVE DEAD. Two men who could not be identified were seen to shoot themselves before tbe il Ames reached them, and today the body of a man caught in the ruins is in plain view from Fourth street. It is believed that the number of victims Will reach twenty and perhaps twenty-five, but until the debris cools off positive in formation cannot be obtained. The last man of the Tribune editorial staff to leave the building wae Managing Editor Williams. He was badly burned abont the bead and hands. Mr. Wil liams gives the following statement of the attempt of several of those named above to go % down the fire escape and HOW THEY LOST THEIR LIVES. Miles and Millman, together with a number of printers, started down the fire escape. The blast of the hot emoke and flame struck Millman' and he lost his hold and fell, knocking Miles off. Both fell to the sixth floor, where they struck and knocked off Pickett and Professor Otsen. The four men iv falling struck against the lowest platform of the es cape and bounded away from the build ing and were dead when they struck.the ground. When Williams started down the ladder the fire was burning his hair and hands, and he narrowly escaped tbe fate of those who preceded him. Tbe printers on the ladder escaped with ■light barns. Igoe and Jenkinson sought to escape by the wires. McCuccheon jumped from the window ledge for an extension lad der, bat his hands slipped and he fell to the pavement. A net was stretched to catch him, bat he was too heavy for it, and striking the ground, was fatally wounded. As far as learned, nine of those in the building were quite seriously burned or braised in escaping, bat It is not thought " their injuries are dangerous. A WHERE THE ULAME BELONGS. Minneapolis Typographical Union No. 42 met this afternoon, and adopted resolutions stating that the records of tbe Trilune and Journal chapels show that committees bad been repeatedly ap pointed to confer with A. B. Nettloton, who at tbe time had charge of the build ing, and begged him to furnish proper means of escape in case of fire. This he refused to do. The case was taken up by the Trades and Labor Assembly, and a committee of that body labored long snd earnestly with Nettleton, but all effortß failed. The position in which the only fire-escape on the building was placed, rendered it practically useless, and a prominent member of the fire department has said that he bad been trying three months to have an ad ditional fire-escape placed on th* build ing. The resolutions conclude with these words: "We most severely con demn those whose duty it was to place a sufficient number of fire-escapes on the Tribune building for not so doing, and in onr judgment this is a proper subject, for the Coroner to carefully and fully in TBE LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD: MONDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 2, 1889. vestigate and place tbe blame where it belongs." Chief Stetsson, of the fire department, lays the blame of tbe loss of life to tbe lack of fire escapes. He says the de partment did all possible to save the lives of the unfortunates. THE BRAVE ELEVATOR MAN. The elevator man's brave at tempts to bring down the occupants of the upper floors while the elevator shaft was on fire have been generally com mended. He says he thinks there were still several people on the eighth floor when escape was cut off. He took sev eral women up in the elevator a few minuteß bo f ors the fire broke out, and says they did not come down again. Anton J. Dshl, a book-binder, was on an upper floor and it is believed he is among the lost. The elevator man, who made three trips after the fire broke out, sayß tie saw a man come from the office and try to escape, but a sheet of flame struck him and the unfortunate drew c revolver and shot himself. It is thought this man was Dahl. DABL AND OTHERS TURK CP. It is now positively known that Dahl, the bookbinder, was not the man who shot himself in the hall, he having turned up sate and sound and well. Who the two suicides were, is unknown. It is almost positively known that tbere are no more printers in tho ruins, every one's card being accounted for. Thero is a bare possibility that some printers had gone to work without having turned in their cards, but this is doubted. Several employees of the Swedish paper which was published on the eighth floor, were in the habit of sleeping in the building, and nothing has been heard of them. Also some law students slept in offices in the building, and some of them may be amone tbe lost. Tomorrow's search is all tbat enn decide the matter, and it will also settle the question whether two women taken up ln the elevator juet before the Are, are among the victims. THE FINANCIAL LOSf* The financial losses by the fire have been considerably reduced from last niirbt'e estimates, and it is thought they will not exceed $350,000. GENERAL NETTLETON ISSUES A CABD. General Nettleton issued a card to night, in which he denies any connec tion with the burned Tribune building for two years past, and says while he was in charge of it, no person or occu pant ever requested of him bettor facili ties for escape in cine of fire. He ex plains the visit of the representatives of the Trades and Labor Assembly, with whom he talked over measures for pro tection., and thoagat they were full? sat isfied about the matter. 1 Three More Captive*. Gainesville, Tex., December I.—City Marshal Honeycutt haß received infor mation that three Santa Fe train robbers have been captured at Oklahoma City, I. T. The arrest of these pa'ties makes almost a clean sweep of the entire party with those now under arrest. Several are well known in Gainesville. The en tire gang will be taken to Purcell, I. T., and have a preliminary hearing before ; tbe United States Commissioner tomor row. EngllNh Syndicate Again. Chicago, December I.—lt is an nounced tonight that Lawyer Corbin, of tbis city has about completed -a deal whereby the great plant of the Michigan Stove Company, of Detroit, Mich., will pass into tbo hands of an English syndi cate. The company controls, besides its factories in Detroit, establishments in New York sud Buffalo. Tbe Forerunner of Cliolera. St. Petersburg. December I.—Prof. Zoeker, tbe leading Russian medical authority, declares his belief that the in fluenza now prevailing here is the fore runner of cholera. Similar sign*, he says, preceded the last five cholera epi demics here. Undelivered Telegram* At the Western Union Telegraph office, corner Court and Main streets, Decem ber 1,1889: B. F. Hake, D. D. Muir, Mrs. B. Barrett, Robert Barrett, John V. St. Martin, Ralph Levis. Bave You Paid Your Taxes V W. J. A. SmitH, B. E. Tanev. Money to loan. Notaries Public. Spjclal attention given to payment ol taxes and tedemption of property. 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