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Subject: Boston Weekly Journal - Items missed & Fires
Date: Sat, 26 Jun 1999 11:16:13 -0400
Boston Weekly Journal, Thursday, Jan. 24, 1889
A Fatal Hallucination
Hoboken, NJ. Jan. 22. Charles F. D. RUATSAMEN, a retired banker,
committed suicide by shooting himself with a revolver today. He retired
from the New York Stock Exchange a year ago, after losing in a
speculation. He quit with ample means, but brooded over the loss and
imagined he was poor and that his family would shortly be reduced to the
verge of starvation.
Minneapolis, MN. Jan. 21. Shortly after 7:30 this morning fire was
discovered in the Grand Opera House in St. Paul.
Large Fire at Rockland, ME
Rockland, ME., Jan. 22. The most disastrous fire that has occurred in
this city for years broke out at 9 o'clock this morning in the business
portion of Main street. It originated in the second story of Dr. L. T.
BACHELDER'S office, supposed from a defective flue. The fire spread to
adjoining rooms, working up into the roof. The block is known as the
WHITE & WILSON Block, and adjoins the Thorndike Hotel. The block is
owned by John S. CASE and Albert REEVES of New York. The lower floor
was occupied by ROSE Bros., mechant tailors, Mrs. N. T. SLEEPER,
milliner, W. F. NORCROSS & CO., druggists.
The Old Cambridge Baptist Church was damaged by fire Sunday afternoon.
It is one of the largest and costliest churches in the city, and was
dedicated in 1870. For the past 15 years its pastor has been Rev.
Franklin JOHNSON, D.D., who resigned last fall to go abroad. Last week a
call was ectended to Rev. W. H. P. FAUNCE of Springfield.
Montpelier, VT. Jan. 20. A two-story building opposite the Washington
County Jail, occupied by P. E. GRAHAM & Son, dealers in dressed lumber,
as burned at 4 o'clock this morning, and an adjoining building, occupied
as a blacksmith and paint shop, was badly gutted. The Graham building
was an ancient structure. The fire is the only one of any importance
which has occurred within the village limits since the introduction of
the water system in 1884. Its origin is a mystery.
Sampscott, MA. Jan. 20. The Swampscott Fire Department answered two
calls today. One from Box 8 at 2:10 o'clock this afternoon summoned them
to the residence of J. W. LITTLE, where a slight fire, caused by an
overheated furnace, was extinguished. The other alarm, from Box 5 at
6:10 o'clock this evening, called the department to an unoccupied house
on Blaney street, owned by Michael CARROLL. Loss slight.
North Bennington, VT. Jan. 20. Hon. M. C. HURLEY'S store and contents
including the Post Office therein, were entirely destroyed by fire early
this morning. When discovered the flames had consumed the interior. The
windows were protected by tight inside wooden shutters, hence the flames
were not discovered in time to save anything. Loss from $10,000 to
$12,000; insurance $6000.
About 8 o'clock Friday morning a spirit lamp was overturned in the store
of FROST & ADAMS, dealers in artists materials, No. 37 Cornhill, and set
fire to a part of the stock, causing quite a blaze.
Wilmington, DE. Jan. 20. A fire which started this morning in KENT &
WEEKS's lumber yard burned a large stock of lumber, R. LUNDY, KENT & CO'S
morocco factory, KENT & WEEK's office, a three story brick building
occupied by Harry VALENTINE and the back portion of sic frame dwellings
on Justison street. Loss over $50,000. Damage to factory and lumber
yard covered by insurance.
Concord, NH. Jan. 21. The house of a Mr. RUSSELL, a veteran soldier of
Dunbarton, was burned last night with all its contents. The family were
returning from attending church in Concord and found the house in flames.
Loss $1500, insurance $1000. The barn a few rods distant was saved.
South Norwalk, CT. Jan. 20. Early this morning the barn of Enos KELLOGG
was burned. Frank TAYLOR, a carpenter, who slept in the barn, was burned
to a crisp. A pair of oxen, carriages and carpenter's tools were also
lost. Loss $2000. Incendiary; no clue; partly insured.
Manchester, NH. Jan. 18. The fire department was called out at noon
today to extinguish a fire in the paint store of Joel DANIELS & Co., on
Elm street. The building and stock were damaged about $700; fully
covered by insurance.
Keene, NH. Jan. 18. Samuel DART's steam saw mill in Gilsum was burned
early this morning. Loss $1000; no insurance.
Rutland, VT. Jan. 18. The large creamery works of MOSELEY & STODDARD at
Poultney were burned tonight, forty hands being thrown out of work. Loss
The mansion and outbuildings at Deerfield Parade, NH, formerly the
homestead of Gen. Benjamin F. BUTLER, were burned recently. This removes
another old landmark.
Winona, MN., Jan. 19. Charles W. ZEFIELD, a prominent grain dealer of
St. Charles, this county, failed yesterday. ZEFIELD operated 19
elevators and warehouses on the Winona and St. Peter and Dakota Central
Railways, besides a flouring mill at Arlington, Dakota, and at St.
Charles. His liabilities are variously estimated at from $100,000 to
$200,000. Operations in barley are said to be at the bottom of the
failure. ZEFIELD has not been seen since Wednesday evening, when he was
on a west-bound train and got off at Owatonna.
St. Louis, MO., Jan. 22. The firm of F. W. ROSENTHAL & CO., dealers in
carpets, has assigned. The liabilities are placed at about $60,000 and
the assets considerably less.
Wm. McRAE of Lockport, NY, has failed. He is a well-known railroad
contractor and water works builder, being association with LALLY, &
McRAE, who now hold contracts for nearly $1,000,000 in the South and
West. The failure is a personal one, involving only $50,000 in debt.
This, Mr. McRAE says, his personal estate can pay.
The CLARK & LONGLEY company, printer, Chicago, IL, has confessed judgment
J. H. BORLUND, wholesale boot and shoe dealer, Pittsburg, PA, has made an
assignment to W. C. BORLUND.
W. B. CLARK, grover, Maysville, KY, has assigned.
DOBRINS & NETTER, hat and cap dealers, Milwaukee, WI, have assigned to
GRIER & JACK, wholesale dealers in lamps and glassware, Chicago, IL, have
confessed judgment for $13,926.63
Edward McCARTHY, boot and shoe dealer, Chicago, IL, has confessed
judgment for $1400.
J. L. CANE, general trader, Pine Bluff, AR, has been attached.
The KEELER Jewelry Company of Chicago, IL, has confessed judgment for
Jennie H. BOWKER, Boston, has gone into insolvency.
Bernard LEDERER, dealer in clothing, hats, caps, etc., Lowell, MA, has
called a meeting of his creditors.
George C. WILSON, grocer, Springfield, MA, has gone into insolvency.
Albert L. CHURCHILL, provision dealer, Chelsea, MA., has filed a petition
The SOQUE Woolen Mills, manufacturers of woolen goods, Clarksville, GA.,
have made an assignment.
A. PATTERSON, dealer in general merchandise, Newell, IA, has assigned.
P. J. ROGAN, grocer, Wellston, OH., has assigned to F. M. LASLEY with
liabilities of $2000.
D. D. SMUCKER, undertaker and furniture dealer, West Liberty, OH, has
B. F. O'BRIEN, general trader, Independence, OH, is reported attached.
M. J. LEVIN, furnishing goods dealer, Burlington, VT, is offering 30
cents on the dollar.
Philip A. COREY, baker, Walpole, MA., has made an assignment.
Liabilities about $1500.
George L. NICHOLS & co., hay and grain dealers, 109 Atlantic avenue, are
offering 30 cents on the dollar. Liabilities are about $4000.
John W. LOADER, hat and cap dealer, St. Louis, MO, has settled with his
creditors at 25 cents on the dollar. The indebtedness, amounting to
$8000, was largely to Eastern firms.
Robert H. VIVIAN, tailor, 2A Park street, Boston, is trying to compromise
with his creditors. He owes about $18,000 and has nominal assets of
J. N. PARMELEE, grocer, Falls Village, CT., has assigned to W. B. PERRY
F. W. ROSENTHAL & CO., wholesale dealers in carpets, wall paper, etc.,
St. Louis, MO, have made an assignment to Walter M. HEZEL.
A receiver has been appointed for EAGLESTON BROS., dry goods dealers,
J. H. BORLUND, wholesale boot and shoe dealer, Pittsburg, PA, has
confessed judgment for $34,000.
Wm. G. ELYEA, dealer in dry goods, etc., Lima, OH, is reported to have
BOON & WATSON, bankers, Exira, IA, have assigned.
E. T. ENNIS, general trader, Holstein, IA, has assigned.
J. B. KING, general trader, Eldorado, KS, has assigned.
QUINN BROS., dealers in general merchandise, Rusk, TX, have assigned to
George FAIRES. Liabilities $3300; assets $2500.
THOMPSON & DUNN, general traders, Estelline, Dakota, have assigned.
James H. HULL, grocer, Cambridge, MA, has gone into insolvency.
E.F. RYDER, tailor, 199 Westminster street, Providence, RI, has made an
assignment to Arthur BURT.
Edward D. WEST, dealer in men's furnishing goods, Woburn, MA, makes a
conposition offer of 25 cents on the dollar, payable in 10 days.
Cecilia F. GUSTINE, music teacher, Boston, has gone into insolvency, with
liabilities of $5400 and assets of $109.17 in cash.
John B. ALLEY, 2d, heel manufacturer, Exchange street, Lynn, MA, has
liabilities of $2500 and light assets.
OVERBACK & CO, cigar dealers, Gloucester, MA, are reported failed.
Miss Victoria S. MOSBY, daughter of Col. John S. MOSBY, is devoting
herself to literary work. She is twenty years of age and quite talented.
The News From Day to Day
Saturday, Jan. 19
Thomas L. NESMITH of San Diego, CA, bequeaths Derry, NH, his native town,
funds to be used for the establishment of a university.
An old farmer in Missouri discovered two of his daughters eloping with
their lovers. He followed, shot the young men dead and wounded one of
his daughters. When he returned home he learned that the other two
daughters had eloped. He brought them back with bloodshed, and then his
neighbors hugn the old fellow to a tree.
A sad railroad accident near Elmwood, MI, on Saturday afternoon resulted
in the death of three person. One of them was Lieut. Gov. McDONALD of
More to follow.