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Horror At Detroit

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Detroit, Nov. 7. -At about 9 o'clock in the morning tho boilers in The Journal building, corner of Lamed and Shelby Btreets, exploded wlth terriflc foree. Tho portion of tho building, about 40 foet wide, immedlately oollapsed, burying scores of peoplo in the ruins A great many girls and women were employed in the building. The editorial department of The Journal are all reported to be saved. There were probably a hundred or more persons in the wrecked portion. The ruins broke out in flamea, and the great slouds of stifling snioke seriously impodcd the fireineu iu their work of resotie. It is positively known that at the timo of the collapae the stereotypers engaged on the fifth üoor were: Michael Ward, Arthur Lynch and James Boss. All three of them went down in the wreek. Cries Heard in the Iiuin.s. In the third story was the Habbin electrotype foundry, in which there were some half dozen men. In the top story was The Journal' á stereotyping department, where four or flve men were busy. As far as can be learned fchere were'from twenty-flve to thirty at work in the building exclusive of those who may have beon injured while passing on the Street. Three men and one woman were carried in The News office in a helpless condition within three minutes after the terrible explosión. Cries of others could be heaxd in the ruins. The people who were brought into The News office were: Martin Meyer, an advertising solicitor of The Evening News, badly cut injie neck and head: K. H. Foye, advertisiiï solicitor on The News, cut about the head; Frank G. Miner, an artist in the Calvert Lithographing company, terrible gash in his forehead. T!at portion of the building directly above the boilers on the flrst üoor was occupied by The Journal's mailing department. About flve men and boys were there at work. Work of HeBcuo Regun. In the second story was George Hiller's book bindcry, in which a couple of men and about a score of girls were there employed. All of these people, men, boys and girls, were precipitated into the horrible chaos of ruins and escaping stearn. The ure departmont was sivmmoned at once, and with the aid of many persons who were attracted to the spot at once began the work of rescuing the poor victinas. Aücrat littcon minutes af ter tho explo sion those standing at the east sido o the wrecked building saw a movement ii the rubbish. A hand appeared, followec by an arm, and helpers ran to the resoue A moment later John M. Vinter, an cm ploye of John Davis, spice and mustard milis, was draggcd out. Arthur D Lynch, one of The Journal stereotypers was taken from tho ruins oonscious, anc is not seriously hurt. Soveral others were later rescued wïth but slight injuries. Dead Hody of a Yoang Girl. At 10:30 the dead body of a young gir was taken out. Her name is as yet un known. A body supposed to be that o Wïlliam Dunlap was dragged out about the same time. Dunlap ran a sniall ma chine shop in the building, the business being repairing typesetting machines. The following is a list of the dead anc injured as far a.i can be ascertained Dead - Unknown man, crushed beyonc recognition; uuknown girl, taken from ruins; unknown girl, about 19 years old John S. Derby, carpenter; Joseph carpenter; Lizzie Tapley; James Ross stereotyper; Greorge W. tíoulo, stranger from Pennsylyania; William W. Dunlap, machinist. Injured - Cornelius Greorge, foreman o: Journal mail room; Pressman Webber, of Journal, both legs and arm broken, supposed to be fatally injured; Tom wii nam, iissisiittut lorenian journai struck on head by steam pipe, not seriously injured; Frank G. Meiner, seriously cut about the head with glass; Miss Annie O'Donnoghue, arm? broken, taken oul unconscious; Charles Hergert, employee at John Davis Sc Co., bruised around heac and body and scalded by acid.


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