OLD NEWS ITEMS
Transcribed by NANCY REYNOLDS from
The Daily Jeffersonian
Cambridge, Guernsey CO., OH.
June 10, 1895.
MOST OF TOWN GONE
Wheeling, June 10.--The town of Cameron, W.Va. a place of 1,500 people on the Baltimore and Ohio road 28 miles east of Wheeling, was almost entirely destroyed by fire last night and the homeless people camped on the hills that surround the ruins.
Many of the inhabitants have lost all they possessed and are entirely destitute. The loss will probably reach $100,000.
RESCUE TRAIN WRECKED
Wheeling, June 10. --The
April 9, 1895.
MEAT WAR AT
Between Local Butchers and The Provision Dealers
July 20, 1895. A merry triangular
war is on in this city, resulting from the adoption by the local retail
butchers of a resolution boycotting the wholesale provision dealers because of
their refusal to discontinue the sale of fresh meats to retail grocers. The local concerns and respresentatives
of the western pork packing establishments have combined upon retaliatory
measures. They will open retail stores in every ward in the city, and have
already cut prices 40 per cent. Their
stalls in the markets are monopalising the business,
and many persons are coming from Bellaire and
And Others Badly
Injured in the Collapse of a Building in
Wheeling, W. VA., April 9 (Special)--A four story brick
building collapsed this morning at 8 o'clock in
Wheeling, April 9, ---T. Hutchisson's big brick 4-story wholesale hardware building on Main street, collapsed in the morning about 8:30 o'clock, carrying with it W. H. Chapman & Sons and A. L. Rice & Company's building on each side. Six persons in the Hutchisson building were killed being carried down in the ruins and Rev. F. H. PARK, a prominent clergyman, who was going up the alley at the side of the building at the time was also buried in the ruins. The buildings adjoining caught fire, but at 10:30 o'clock the flames are being gotten under control. One hundred men are hard at work rescuing the victims and a thousand people are gathered at the scene. Relatives of those lost are numerous and many heartrending scenes are witnessed. The money loss will reach $200,000. The greatest excitement prevails.
April 10, 1895
THREE BODIES RECOVERED
At 10 o'clock at night the list of the dead and missing was as follows: Father F. H. PARKE vicar general of West Virginia diocese and chaplain of Mt. De Chantel, the Catholic seminary here; Benjamin PRITCHARD, carriage builder of Buckhannon, W.VA.; Robert WINCHER , employe of Hutchisson & Co; Eugene BIRCH , employe of Hutchissson & Co; Michael HORAN, employe of Hutchisson & Co.; Harry COWL, Western Union messenger boy.
The injured are: T. T. HUTCHISSON, senior member of the hardware and saddlery house of Hutchisson & Co., two ribs broken and head cut, will recover; M. J. FORD, employe of Hutchisson & Co., slightly bruised and cut; O. F. WILLIAMS, carpenter, head cut and severely bruised about body; G. W. CLIFTON, capenter, head cut. All the above will recover.
William H. CHAPMAN and Elmer F. CHAPMAN, proprieters of Chapman & Sons, Frank HALLER and Adam BLUM of Hutchissons escaped comparatively uninjured.