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Rescued From A Burning Block

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Omaha, Maroh 18. - riixteen people were rescued lroin (be third and fourth storlfis of the burning Wiclmell block, comer of FIftcenth and Harney, by Oumha firemen with the aid oí extensión ladders. A íiumber of theiu were young women, and ull were uarried onc in Bafety. Though the damage to the block was leas than .$10,000 tlie fire cut olí all escape by destroyiiig the elevatop anit staircase, and íor a few minutes the situution of the inniates un the top floors was criticaL Many of them were with difiiciilty restraiued f rom jumping u the pavement below. Theorie of inceudiarism wero reported to Chief ol Ueueotivos Hayes and detectives examlned the debris and tound deposits of combusCibles. Tlie only trace of the large stock of fura that the firin of Schultz &, Co. claim to have cnrried were nbouc a dozeu niulfs, which were partiully bnrned. As these weré found where the Ure waa hottest it waa beiieved taat similar iraoüa would ïemalu of the other furis i f they had beou there. The ilnu occupied the lower duur and had $o,ULK insurance on the stock. Circuinstantial evidenco of ursou was so strong that William Schultz and his manager, James H. McCabe, wero arrested and cüarged with ürlng the building. Part of the stock, $700 worth, was looated in an adjoining building.


Ann Arbor Argus
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