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 - c o p i n u . n . We iu leaders * ho that...
c o p i n u . n . We iu leaders * ho that Ring's Vegetable ail that desirable t e r - = DESTRPCTIVE COXFLA6KAT10X. Four Buildings Burned -- loss §15,000. Sunday night about fifteen minutes after eleven o'clock the watchmen the City Hall, Mr. \Vm. Agne, discovered fire in the cellar of Mr. 1«. Flackenecker's grocery store, on Second street. He at onue gave the aliu'tu and iu a short time several citizens were aroused and on the ground. The flr\, M '«' originated in b.nrel in tha cellar iuu. oommunica- oil to s u r r o u n d i n g articles. nlso, was discovered ou the first nt thu grocery stoi't, \va are i n f b nonllemen who were fii'bt at the . ;, but through the exertions of -ens aud the assistance of the t\ engine company, the flamea le entirely subdued. Just after · u firenien had returned to the on- llouse w i t h the machine, anoth- ui tiio. however, was discovered ia*u- e i prisoner? j a i l . on e n t y miles is not a -- A t o n in- Captain Alton, morning, to to in- only t y p h o i d wife and r n his loss. , t h a t tho were n g , had w i t h l e n n e r - out the "Comet," for St. Loti- ho an- " Jiek the gorge strength re- break should the rotten, floating damage to tiio, however, was discovered issu- n g from the third story windows he same building, nnd on rushing ip stairs the whole room was found o be in a blaze. From this time lames .spread so rapidly that ail ef- oit» to check them proved unavailing, and iu a short time the store which the fire originated, aud the ither buildings of Brudon's row entirely consumed. During the an explosion of gun xiyvdei took place In Flaclcenecker'a itore, which blew down a portion he brick wall and materially hastened the progress of the flames. Mr. irudon's undertaking establishment was snved with difficulty, but all lock was removed. Tho corner store was occupied by Vlr. David Bimms, druggist. Almost us entire stock was destroyed. His os will not fall short of $1,000. rmiranee. This ia tho second time Mr, Simms has been burned out n two yara, aud !«; has the sympathy of the community in his ortune. Both this building and the adjoining one, occupied by Mr. Chas. Qillespie us a confectionery store, wore owned bv Mr. Wm,^ Brudon. Hie upper stories were occupied eHJdence by this gentleman and last a to- Home, 136th his brother's nnd He ; to of to 'aiti/Iy. has an insurance of platform a with gold buttons, a h i m ' , i n t i n city, sl.OOO on the building in the Insurance Company. His household ' u r u i t u r e was almost totally destroyed. No Insurance. The furniture of liia son, Mr. Charles was destroyed. Insured for ?.500 in the Phcenix, Mr. Brudon's stock, lam aged by removal, was fully insured. Mr. Gill-spie lost about his entire stock--Insurance on fixtures, etc., $400, in the Phcenix. _L. Flackeneokerowned and occupied the next b u i l d i n g , and of his goods were saved. He was absent from town at the time, and :he store was in charge of his We fan hear definitely of only insurance ou his building, in the Illinois Mutual, $2,000 in the Phcenix; ,500 on his stock in the North American, and $2,250 in the ^Etiia. There was also a meat market In buililin;*. The adjoining building was owned by J. C. Ronshaiisen, and occupied by himself as a shoemaker's shop. Insurance, ?»00 on Ihe building, in tho Buckeye, and $400 on stock, Phcomx. The last huilding destroyed was owned by John Feruow; and occupied by a Mr. M u n d as a Insurance on building, $750 in the A 1 ,tuna; ou saloon n..t ascertained. It b»a been a difficult matter to ascertain the facts concerning the losses and insurance; but the entire loss cannot full short of from $12,000 to $15,000. INCIDENTS AND ACCfDENTS. Mr. Charles Brudon, while endeavoring to reach an upper B ory of b u r n i n g building, was thrown violently down by the fai 1 of the ladder, and hitd one of liLs severely sprained. Mr Henry Senior and Mr. B. Graham were also severely bruised by the falling of the front wall, when the powder exploded. Market street, this morning, presented a curious and rather ghostly spectacle, nearly the whole surface of it between Second and Third streets being covered with coffins that had hnbtily been taken from Mr. Brudon' -irteitaking estab- l i s h m e n t , ant! in t'vii wherever convenient, and in every conceivable position. As on ail such occnaions considerable petty thieving was can led ,,-i.i it is stated that one man · \ u g h t carrying off a coffin ne arm and a keg of beer under 'he other. We do not vouch for truth, however.

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  1. Alton Weekly Telegraph,
  2. 21 Feb 1868, Fri,
  3. Page 2

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