San Frantastic News
San Francisco, California
Disastrous Fires- Valuable Property Destroyed and a Number of Lives Lost
Allentown (Pa.), April 24.— The Union Silk Mill at Catasauqua has been burned, with its valuable stock. The loss is between $250,000 and $300,000. Four employes were killed in attempting to escape. Thirty-live were injured, of whom several will die. The cause of the fire is unknown. Following are the names of the dead: Charles Frick, John Tottejeaxi and two unknown.
Later returns show seven dead and injured under the falling walls. An explosion of vitriol and acids occurred while the firemen were trying to rescue the goods iv the building. This caused the wall to fall. Ulysses G. Everett, 18 years old, and George were fatally injured. The following have been taken from the building: John Good, aged 27, a prominent young man; Joseph Lodigiana, an Italian boss dyer, and two others, whose bodies have not yet been recognized; George Pfaff, fatally injured; Michael Hynes, internally injured and cannot live; William Price, head cut; William Fenstermayer, leg broken and burned; Thomas James, burned and hit by the falling debris; George Feline), slightly injured ; Peter Derhammer, cut by living glass and debris. Many others were injured slightly. The tire is supposed to have been caused by spontaneous combustion.
Land Purchase Bill- Gladtstone Makes a Strong Speech in Opposition to the Measure
Letters to the Editor
As a businessman in the city, I feel that the work I do in order to get a decent amount of money shouldn’t be spent so heavily on farmers’ goods. After spending hours in the city every day, I feel that the money earned should be used to support my family more than only buying crops and farmers’ goods. Before the farmers raised the prices so drastically, and it didn’t cost a fortune to bring in the goods by railroad, I could spend less time away from my family; less time at work stressing over how i could keep everyone happy. The farmers don’t understand what the city people are going through and not only I, but plenty more people, believe that we would be better off without the farmers trying to sell their goods at such high prices just to make a pretty penny.
A husband, and father of four,
City folk just don’t understand. The extreme prices we pay just to please them is underestimated. We go through more than they will ever know just in attempt to please them. The railroads are priced extremely high and we contemplate continuing supporting our families as farmers. Life is too hard and stressful as a farmer to happily make a profit and support our families. City people don’t understand and they never will.