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THE MINNEAPOLIS FIRE.
An Undoubted Case of Man
WHEBE THE BLAME BELONGS.
Gross Negligence of the Owners
of the Building—No Fire-
| 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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
23 North Spring street,
Notary Public and Commissioner
For Now York and Arlsona, 9. A. Doblnson
11* Sonth Fort street. Twelve years' experi
n Iff In y Nutritious—"Elgin" condensed
Hot soup and schooner lager beer, five cents;
243 North Lob Angeles street, Jennette block.
Our Home Brew.
Philadelphia Lager, fresh from the brewery.
In draugnt in ell ihe principal saloons, de
oivered promptly in bottles or kegs. Office and
Brewery, 238 Aliso street. Telephone 91.
When Baby waa sick, we rr.ve hvr Castoria,
When alio was a Child, she cried for Castoria,
When she became Miss, she clung to Castoria,
When she bad Children, she gave them Castoria,
A can ot Ardenter siustard will please you
Your croc or has it
Beecham's Pills act like magic on a weak
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoriau
la a peculiar medicine, li ia carefully pro*
pared from Sarsaparilla, Dandelion, Man
drake, Dock, Pipsuisewa, Juniper Berries,and
Other well-known and valuable vegetable
remedies, by a peculiar combination, propor
tion and process, giving to Hood's Sarsapa
rilla. curative power not possessed by other
medicines. It effects remarkable cures where
other preparations fail.
Is thcTiest blood purifier before tbe public.
It eradicates every impurity, and cures Scrofr
rila, Salt Bheum, Boils, Pimples, all Humorij
Dyspepsia, Billiousness, Sick Headache, In
digestion, General Debility, Catarrh, Rheu
matism, Kidney and Liver Complaints, over
comes that tired feeling, creates an appetite
snd builds up the system.
Has met peculiar and nnparalled success at
borne. Such has become its popularity in.
Lowell, Mas;., where it is made, that whoto
neighborhoods are taking it at the sama>
time. Xowell druggists sell more of Hood's)
Sarsaparilla than of all other sarsaparilla*
or "blood purifies*,
Sold by Druggists, $1; six for $15. Prepared
only by C. I HOOD & 00., Apothecaries.
100 Poses Ono Dollar.
Dry Goods House.
"SHAWT S s P eciafsale
UlirL VV LU For this Week.
Lot 1 At $8.50 ~'
All-wool rt> q
Scotch Plaid Shawls, «P O. <Z>\J
~ Lot 2 At $5.00
Camels' hair and all-wool
Scotch Plaid Shawls,
worth $f 00.
Lot 3 AtTsk7iF
English Plaid and Doeskin X r 7
Shawls, wool and silk, tPO. / CL>
Lot 4 At $6 50
Camels' ha'r and Scotch
ZPKJ.GJKJ Plaids all-wool Shawls,
Lot 5 At $7.00
Aii-wool Q2 L r 7 c\r\
Plush Shawls, beautifully «-P 1 •^Vf
finished, worth $12.00.
LotT" At $7 .50
rt* r—7 Neuheit silk and wool
tP / .QJKJ Pkid and Stripe Shawls,
Lot 7 At $10.00 ~~~
Persian Shawls, dt> a r\ r\r\
all wool and silk, <Jp J- LAVJVj
Lot 8 ~ At $11.00
$-\ -i C\C\ Beaver and silk and wool
1 1 .UU Stripe Shawls,
worth $16.50 to $20.00.
See Our Large Front Windows.
TUD m\\ TDD DRY GOODS HOUSE,
\ IS -j 111 I I 111 Pi 8 I 101, 103, 105 S. Spring- St.
1 IIJLi VVUJUllill COR. SECOND STREET.
Dress -:- Goods!
•A* J XL DORING THE MONTH OP NOVEMBER
SI H| WK PROPOSE TO SKLL OUR KNTIRK LINE OF
||| ; DRESS GOODSM
SrM INCLUDING THK VERY LA.TKST NOVELTIES,
AT PRICK;: THAT CAN NOT BIC DUPLICATED ON
THK PACIFIC' COAST.
WE MEAN BUSINESS! -:- PRICES NO OBJECT!
We will also offer oar magnificent line of
At Prices that Defy Competition.
Onr Prices of Goods in all Departments era positively as low as the very lowest
prices of any store in the city, and we stand ready at any time to prove it.
WE WILL SELL CLOAKS AND SHAWLS POSITIVELY AT COST.
CITY OF PARIS,
105 TO 109 »fc SPRING ST.
THK It. THOMAS PAKISIAN
Dyeing and Gleaning Works,
ICO Ssattt Alalit Street.
DYEKB AND FINISHERS OF ALL KINDS OF
CCBTAINS:AND BLANKETS DONE VT.
O. F. HEINZEMAN,
Druggist and Chemist,
No. 1311 H. main St., «..©» Aiigele*, Cal
Presa rlptiaa* wefoilj oompoinded day and
nigut, 021 a
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!TtlM< Ef.l,A>KOt « -
LION & SONS
NOW OFFER THEIR ENTIRE STOCK OF
Carpels, Oilcloths, Liuolenms, Mattiop, Shades,
Cartaios, Portieres, Etc.,
To be closed out at once on account of being desirous of
retiring from business at once. The best bargains ever
offered in this city can now be had.
REMEMBER THE PLACE.
Lion's Carpet House,
37 to 41 South Main Street, Los Angeles.
Retiring from Business!
WALTON & W^CHTEL
Having decided to retire from business, offer their
entire stock of
In all grades, from the cheapest to the best made in the
This is the best opportunity ever offered in this city
to parties who contemplate Furnishing
Dwellings, Offices, Etc.
214, 216, 218 S. Spring Street.
WE ARE NOT
Retiring from Business
We carry tbe Largest, Newest and Beet Selected Stock of
FURNITURE, CARPETS, SHADES, CURTAISS
WE WILL NOT BE UNDERSOLD.
Los Angeles Furniture Comp'y,
269-261 NORTH MAIN BT., OPP. BAKER BLOOK. nl9 lm
THE NEW ETTR-NTTTJRE HOUSE.
" WE HAVE FOUND IT."
What the good people want is NEW FURNITURE which they can buy and
allow as a SMALL PROFIT and then get it cheaper than you can the old goods
bought in boom times, though yon get them at cost. At least before yon buy cal
and see the
And the largest and finest showroom in the city. We take pleasure in showing yon
whether you purchase or not. We are now just receiving our Fall and i mas Goods ■
N. P. BAILEY, the Furniture Man,
Nos. 226, 228 and 230 South Main Street.
R. H. HOWELL. R L. CRAIOi.
HOWELL & OEAIG,
32, 84 and 36 South Los Angeles Street,
p. 0. Box No. 84. LOS ANGELES. CAL.