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T psra ST??. K3 33 Era
Uroadway. fIl in dri rtr the .rlv ' i -.- f
the tire On the Fourth -ti-. r : !'
l . limine- t!.at hu-r 1 omt 1 . 1 - tl .r
w tils white the f.r. wa- .it its li. :, i ":i
Third strc. l the walls .f tl.e tu Liiil litus
loadly burn-d arc sua t-tapdlnz.
Some of tho heavier w ills fell lrsd. and
to this fact may be credited less a.i idents
xtnd oslb!y a less loss of lio. Cventhi.se
that Ml towards tlif "tree, did not reach
out ve-y far. hut rather fell in a heap.
However, the streets arc filled with debris.
;u.l in places are .ilniost imiassabie for
LOSSES ON THE BUILDINGS.
Preparation's Made for I'econ
Mni.tiiij; Suae if Tin-in.
The Irsumnce on the buildings will rc-ch
u mt f-le"! I'r icti.i!lv everv fire in-ur-
firm in S:. Leuis Is affected, although
hn that is prolhl iho mot heavily
Involved ui Hartlctt K. atillcr at No. fit
N rth Third street. Charles 1" Mill, r, one
' the firm, said last night that bin firm
Tri'd insurance to the Men! f U'-"9
cm two of the building, I'.tirv A clomps s
an I Schajer's, i-i 1 . . V-" " 'i fl '-t. k
' tho N Ir i i ; ' . N . t'1
N rth !" u-t'i -.-
Th, S4 hai'r I! - r I", i," C i".s
1 l-iiis ri' d " i ' .( ,
i. -'ti jr, i J.iiir T ( i" i r I ;.
Marx K Knox The 'lr-.-n-.md tv.ik tn
purc.l to rh rvtent . f hJ..Jti and the s cond
for $T'Hi" lU.th tui.lilini.- i.r. tti1iall tl
i.tred Mraillttr said la-t nicht that they
would 1h. reiiuitt immtiiatt ty. In fact. a.
frnon as !it v;i tirtiri. ! .-f lh onllncra.fion
lie iotiultMl a I eal 'otitraetor amt em
t.lovt d hnt to ! pin tl N rnornittiT the trork
if retiiolnir ih
i. brN Tie wt.rk will !
ri.h 'f. ar-l a
n aw the wreclr i rleHwd ;
way tht found in. n f r the new biildinirt" I
v.fl I" I..id IEoth firms had teased the
l'i'!ili'ic f. r a number .f 5tar-.
The Moits f ortnt rly o e'ljiletl b l tatv
ford v- I... on tht south' a..t corner of
Ir.iada and Pranklin a -nue were in
Fur.d fir Ci.mi. The store Itrrdirinc en the
corn, r wai insured fr SIM.AC-J. while tlie ail
j. mlnir hull. lines wen inureil for SC.ti.
T1 1 iiisur.mee is distributed atnoni; varlus
IfM tl un-ierw riter although Howard ..
llloss..m s probably the hiai'lest holder.
Tiif "iwnrs .f ih- jin rT on which the
liuildlnps stotid are I.ura A. llloosom. A.
C 'hurt hill. I:. T. Ilnan. I". V. Tilford.
I S llutrhii'.son. . HoiTmeister. Jr..
and the trustee for Anna II. Ikiilo)-. They
were Joint miners of the bulldtner.
A niembtr jf the tirm owninc; timou"t
paid ho could net ovtn aipro!niate tho
loes, but hi knew- It would !e lery heavy,
jle aid lit lonsldorod it mlraculout that
the entire building tseaptl bclnjj in ashes.
Tl.ls buildinjt .itijnirit .1 S. hapt r's. but wis
separated from t'ie Itmr Iv a J4-in.-h wall
.i this pt..i. i i i.ir-i r t i in. nr. in i'
dir 'Ction. .ib'l- uj.il i oil U"t
biiildlnir ctitir-lf T j. t! .tne li. k ! r-n Ii
tho wall on the lSroadwaj sn'e ami I roke
out the w-indews for a contderal spa e I
alonff the bulldins and tct thu conttnts on
Ti. I," " "' ' '
- vTt - & ivij-v-v -'
age is very
t r. . Si . '.wirq- of tho flu la.- iJi;! t. a ro- m
1 i id.- !lrt:i i1 '
T' - ii I r t'au, hut ju t
n a ii v.iriihl l' imx,--ih'' : .tpprlm itf
I: Tli- t!.im. s K' t ii ..i t f-.iirth II. i.r.
N"v iur r....n" 't K i- k-n. ai.,1 tin
i'.i. iiiont is Knp.-i.-ii with v.at.r. All of
our poods an m.Tf .r hs Uain.XK-d 1-v llr
ar.d Mnuko. The- UifiEfct v.. is uth-d with
housK 1 urnij-lilni; w.'od. su-h an china, iron
and uooden v.-ar. and aKo o.jtitatned th.;
art drpartment. n tin- nrpt iloor u-r' mil
llnorv. cicala. laili.' kix1h. iik n's furmh
lnfC. hat an.l bhot-s.. Thv ccnd iioor was
pirn n; to the mn's and hs' clothing
d a:tni nt. and we claimed that it occu
Idi.l the larsot .ace of anv department "f
the kinl in the lnild Stat. -. Tlie third and
fourth :ti ors uere ufd f r :oit room.
"K.im" m ttarteil in business In a small
wav tti nty-M vrn ,ars ago on Pranklln
avenue. Abiiut filtecn yars ago the nrtieiit
ffiiarttn; .re utvtiidod. The building and
?;rt.nd are owmd h the Famous hoe and
nothlnjr rtmpany. The pro. -i.--t.irs if the
store are opt rutins tinder u lease. They
or I. M.iv "o at. Shceniv-rK is the rl
dent jiarmer ami Henry I'llemm business
manaKtr. The llrm emiilots 3Ti pejple .it
Ir ent. tint tl'irii.i; th. bu xe.tt..i the r
ic.s of f i!l ar.' rt;ttred. Then? are
ei'n.en o.-: v t d iirtme'.t
'1 Ii- !irm v. ili r um. i. i-Ii - ji:t nR
" 'i '- t! !!" I --. - are . jf ii i v l.li !i
Hill mJ. al.fJ'v I., in a str.rt time. j:u-i-t
' 'in i , il. , -j.n i
1 i ' ",' i ! i i I. ! ,.j ..
ItotitrfurnKMi c "ompanv K owned by tho
aieri-tuan e-ru. Jnrili T. aierf man. mnn
msit. -nd iniatril for atmat stioo atot of
the riks on thht jiropertv. which is imie
tleullv a totat lie. are twld by .Mores l"?a
te. The old St. Nicholas Hotel j-rojierty at
N.i. SI and tZl Nonh K. urth sint Is a
tot il wrceK. The huildhiK at No. 13 was
(Hurltl h- the Nase U'.wtr I'orriJahv.
nliieh had insurance tn stot k to the
etitent of J.'. The potiertv .nijoinini; it
iris vacant. The tiuitdine w.i th. property
of the rmiii. i tli ai Mutujl Life Insurance
f.'tniin. tif uhith lloise Hopkins are
the real estate a;;ent!. air. ICows.Fa.id last
nisht that the bulMlnc-t were insur.sl for
$Ii.- each. 1'ntII lie consults -,ith the in
surance i-oinparj lie cannot state what
will bo done toward rcbulldinc. This was
the s c 1 time the buihllin.- had burmsl.
The insurance vas written by liilailtM ,t
Tlie iHilldlnc at No. SI North Itnmdway.
oocupltd by the liter Ilros. rive ami Ten
Cert Store, was at--o liadly d.unaol It
was owned by II. W. Hllot. who lues at
No C" ltcust street, air. Kllot said last
nicht that he carried ;ii.Oo Insurance.
The building at the northwest corner of
IJrondway and Kranklin ait nue. occtipl. d
l.y Johnson l!ro.. dn.CBlsts. was Kelly
tlamase.1 bv lUh tire and water. It was
owtod by I'eter A o'Ntll. TO was itisurvd
f r $1.. T. wr. .. v.r..l other hulid-
tis.s wt-t of th-s p!a. Ii"h"i ,knui;,il by
w . r
1 e Puchs aiil'inerj .,. t u , p
. ..th side of I'ritkSin aenui jut west of
Penny A Ctill.s's buildiriK. was badl dam
aged by water, but tho uttnt cannot bo
and Water t
acert-imtil until an inve-it .ry tif the sleek
Il.trv fernei. a ret'rt 1 t at i,.illt. living
at N.. :7.7 . .-tmliistt r iIa. e. a the
t.nr.er of the builditiK nt N !-! ar.d N..
vj.. Xorh Tin:-! .Inn, Tthleh wis oe ujiled
li t!e-P at Kr.-tn l:i-lUavs Compam. Tlie
l.ulldii wa b.il!v d.itn.ii;ed. o-i-ar ' tmr.
air. '..rn. f son, .v.iid that hi- fat In r car
ried JW.m in.suranco on ihe Meek, irhieli.
he thuuclit. would ner the Io. "-"I" e
buildim: on thl lot have burned down !.
tunes wlth'.n tile lu-t ten jears. The iti
eny wat liouKht l.v air. forr.'t trirten
air -K at an ie-ton i!e, f.r U'-l.1"'
and his Ih. n ttnanttd t er ire4at an an
nuil r. tt:il ..f i;..i
The buiMuiKs a.ljolnlnir .- the s-ijth.
o-ti"l i:. I let k r. rh tries lti.-el. Ji hn
I! U'oeMi rinan and a -N't w York In h. ic
only IlRhtl tUm.ice.1 l.v wit .
TWO CITY HOSPITAL CASES."
iu'in:in ICnilziiinl (tcor;i Diirund
Wi'if Ciiicil Fur.
Oito Krtt7 of the 3S- ra the only in
jur .1 liri.in.in taken to tht rity iIuiiltaL.
!! .irrived thre '-hortlv b fore r. i. m.
He w.n in a .. m'.ion-. !.. us rondition from
theeTet of 1 1., -m -ki- he hud mil il.-.l He
lia.I l.-nln Hn s.-hi'. i--.. rnell Seed "om
l ti v Lin. i"".- r r -.wrj. I .un., together
i " two ..ilur tir. tin -i. Ttii wer.- j.iai-
s Ihtp. :t tho cnriifr of Fourth
i -ft :inI Frcuik'in :iviiih, tluit
or .iii'iilii-in iiarrowlv is-
iifil lii-in-r -iin-:lit by a f;illu
inL- streams on the fire, finally they were
..rdired out. Tt other ilrem.'ii bad lift
I' bulMlin;. and Kratz was alifoit to follow
v.h.n he was overcome, fie was hurri. 1
Into and ambulance ami taken away. At
the city Hospital r.-storalHts wre adinln-i-i.rrd
which restornl him lo onsclousness
, l'erinm thin s-ot In and for the net few
. ours his mind wandered. He Imagined
thai lie was still tlchtlni; tl.e lire. Aliut
1 m. he became normal and fell as, ,.p
Jvratz i a brother of City Councllmin
ICratz He is !T. years oal. maril-d, and
live at No. Zfi Chtrokee strtet.
A.s s on as the news of the tPe renclitsl
tin City lh..ilt.il attire preparations were
lieKtin for i.u-lnir for thoo who. It was
ttousht. mlKht be injurtd at the lire. Sujer
iittnduit Nbtirt was d.iwntoKii anl itb--Idiomd
to tie hospital to bay,, tier) thin:;
In itadlness. pottor I: A. Ikildi r. setir
assistant, placed an tru f ret. n duty in
the rtception room and cm,, ord. rs to have
all of tlie wards In re.tdlrtsn to retelve the
patients as they w.re brought In.
I'll to t ji. in., howev. r. only one . r-on
was b.-oUKht to the hospital from the lire
This was i;.-ori,-e V. Iiurand of No. 117
North Pourtli street Ho bad not been n
Ji.r.d at the lire, but was stiff, rliur of a
frnctund 1. 1:. r.-c. id la.st Udni-jlav bv
fallinx in the stn.t. 1U. was stopping .,t
No ti; North Pouith str.s.i. wlikh Is a
lo.iKinir-hou.se. and which w Js In n... homed
di-tritt. 1'ur.tnd is t3 jtnrs . id. and was
ur.aDle to raova v.ithout assistance. Whin
the ociupants w.r- laWtiK the house (here
was no place to remove Inirand to in the
v'ciivty. and an amlml mcr w..s called and
he w:us takm to the City Hospital.
MERCHANTS CNTHE SCENE.
I'laitiit-d for Xfiv Stmi-s Wliilt
Old (Hit's r.iinifri.
aiot of the mtrch..nts of the InrKe llrmi
on P.roadwav whoso bulbilncs and stocks
Hire dc.-troved in the lire were on the
scet.e early. h n they saw tliat all ef
fort to save their establishments was use
ltss they ipilckly set to work P look for
revv .piarters. They did not linirrrvfr- lo:nr
at the ruins, but. with charartt ristic West
t m trrit ind tin re,, p'anncd while the still
bl.izlnc rulrs j on tht. Kr und
II t Nithaii the st n '.ir .if The l'e-i.
I' - House Pu'nlslilns Company, whos,.
l.ulicins was totally destroyed, was the
first on the scene Ho received a messaca
over the tclcrhcne at his home. No. ''j
TTTF, "REPTT5LTC: MONDAY, FETittrATlY H. inOO.
m hive mm logat
aVashhuTton Isnulevard. at 0 V, ..'clock, and
Imtii. Ilitip. wirt downtown, reachltur thn
:i-e in time to see his hutldlmr tn a Kreat
blare He v. orfciil steadily all d.i). and se
i ur. I a buddltif: at 1ISS-11.7 Olive s.r. et.
w.ere the Sinn will open as usual at f
o' I... k this morrlnir.
.Mr N i than .iM la-t night:
The tire is not a verv reat illater t"
it.-, as wo k. pt no stock In our bulldiri:.
It was men ly lllled from top to bottom
with simpi.s No two pieces of furniturv
In th- h'lihlinc wire alike. We have .-.
Irije stor.ice warehouse at .Morgan and
S-coiid streets, whtre we keep our stock.
Prom this wo will draw our supply to
aiessrs.. AW indcr 1'iriny and John
(lentles, vho t emposo the llrm of P. nny
fo-titPs live In Webster ilroves. Tliey were
botii Mollis to i hurch when the messatfe
catne vestenliv at 11 o'clock that their store
had burnul down .Mr Penny said:
"We lmnit.llit.'ly am- ti town instead
of k ilnu to thurrh. and found the pu.e al-
nio-l in ruins. .t first we ri'tveil the
newt that the lire had ttrlKlnatisl in our I
store. I.it lM. r Information nukes us be- j
li-ve that It sfirtid elsewhere. We have .1 i
ci.ni.uon boil, r for heatlni; and motlvo j
Imov.-. and throuKh this tneilliim the tiro,
apparently burst f.rth In our store. Th
store vas rathtr understm ksl. as we were I
com. mplatlns u removal sale. A sale was
clpq on fur that purpose. Therefore. I j
supHi'f the slock and tixturei may I
roiiKhly e.tlmatetl as a lo-s of SI-j.ih. The
biiildlne U not ours, but Is a lase from tho j
nifmi .state We haw no plans whatever
r.iMnllm; a new store. We will discuss
that iue-tlnn later"
"W. st.irtnl In business together In 17I,
In a srn ill store on Ilroadwav and Pnnk
lln avtniK our store grow until, in lvd,
it w.'s totally destrtived in that itre.it tun
narration of November II. Our loss In thi.s
was immense. After this the store was
r. built and we moved Into a place appar
. nib tircproof. To-day's tiro pruveji oth r-wls.-
None of tho fi-hnp-irs could ! founl
jestt r.iay. despite repoit.sl visits t. th. Ir
home and tin; fire, aiessrs. Albert and
W. H iv-hapcr live at No. 4M'S Wanhlm;
ton ainme The other mcml r of the linn.
Henrv Hchaper. lives' nt No. C6 Ful.tum
avenue. The llrm has be. ti In existence a
little more than two y.-nrs. leasing the
store when the (Irand-I.ad.-r moved to
V.'iishitii.ton avenue. Henry stchu.ivr was In
tlie dry Koodii bu.liu ss fur many years in
asu-ciiiltio. la., pnvlotis to thu orijanlza
tioii of the llrm.
The news of th fire did not reach the
pehaiier.s until 1 o'clock in the afternoon
and .Mr Schaper's family knew nothing of
it until 5 o'clock when they cumo from tho
THE FIRE OF "FORTY-NINE."
liV'iIli'd by Yesterday's Conlla
jfiaiioii !:. I Walsh T.-lls of It.
IMmund 1 Wabh of No. Tf," Ijcl.de
avemio was one of the mvrl nl i of spe. -tators
of the .onll ijrr.ition .st.rdav It
r'tnuided him of the Kreat lire of I'll, when
the whole buslress portlmi of the cltt tame
near IxInK wlis'.l out. and a loss of $.-,(v)
vias caus.sl He helped fijiht the lire of '!
and told about It yesterdiy.
He s-ild: "The lire of 1st? lsan shortly
after l' o'clock on the nlcht of May 17 and
burned until ' o'clotk the next raornlni:
1m fore Its procr.s was ch.vkcd. Pour
liuinlrtsl houses and :i numlMT of Niats
wete di-strovcl. cntalllrg :i loss of over
"Tw.t sections of the city were burned.
One exti tided alone; the river front from the
foot of Ixicust street to the firf). of .Market
strict The other fire was at the foot of
Jilinire street and burned up in far as Third
"The fire started on the steamer White
Cloud which lay at the foot of what was
tht it Chtrry street, as the continuation of
Pranklin avenue from Fourth street east
was then called II Is not known how the
tire orluinated. The boat bunud rapidly
and the ilamis extended to the steamer lit
ward Hates, which lay alotiRSIde of the
White Cloud on the south. This Imut was
soon a mass of flames. Tlie cable with
which the Kdward Hates was fastened to
the wharf burnfd and the 1-iat. loosened
from Its tnoorliiBS. floated down tlie riwr
as far as aiarket street before it was con
sumed. The wharf at this point was lined
with stcamlioats. It belli In the midst of
the palmy days of the river trade. As the
liunilm; boat drifted asainst the other boats
it set them on fire, and If one was in!-ed
it men caucht lire from the boits adjacent.
Twentv-three steamboats wire burn, d,
most of them be'.tur on tire at the sarno
"Tho heat from the btirnlnc Iionts set fire
to some of the litilldtnc at the foot of I
cust strrct. The il lines spreail rapidly and
soon nearly all of the block was on tire.
"The only means with which the city was
providt d for flRhtlnir fire then was the old
vrluntecr fire department. It consisted of
ten hand i UKiiies, manned by volunteers,
who w.re summomd b the rlnKim; of the
tiro bells. Ilefore anv of the Imlldinsa hail
eauKiil fire, the rincinc; of the fire bells
aroused the Inhabitants of Pu Lculs.
"h engines were on, the teens early, but
CALL OR TEXjEFIZOliTE.
th and Locos
were power!i-.s to do anthinjr to say th"
progress of th. tin Kfforts bv means of the
t urines w.r. abandot.td ard the def.art-
inint which eoniprlseil for tint nlsht near
ly ivery al KsImmII. 1 nvin in twn, dlrectisl
it.- t ff rts tu wriskitiK buiMlncs In the tuith
.f the fire.
After .-on-sirming the I.'.nU bound.d bv
jn ut and )liv str.ts. I'Vee and Mitln
stn.t, tho tiro crusstd olive street and
contlnuisl until the next thr.e blocks soi.th
w.re burn. 1. Hv.-rv trill lln? In the bl.s-ks
exctptitisT two was destrojed. These wero
two thr.e-storv bulldlncs on aiuln l-tweeii
I.ticust and olive streets.
"The rnarket-houte and city Hall build
lie; stoo.1 in tin- jMrth if the lire at aiuln
and aiarket. on the south lde of aiirket
street. Tlie bulldinir oceuple.1 nearly this
whole of the blotk betwe.n .Main and th
I.evs mid aiarket and Walnut struts. The
coiiflaqratloti hanged Its course as li
reached .Market street and turtitd '!. It
cro-ed .Main .-tnvt l the bio-k lint.e.
b .Main. Si.-inl. Market and Ch.ntnut.
This . .ek was ntarlv all consum.sl.
"The Hn was clicked tast of st.-e.mil
t-tre. t bv the wrecl.inir of several bul''.ini;s.
This was done by the u-e of cuupowd. r
In accon-.phshln- this oiir of the vo!ii"teersi
lost his life. He was Thomn II. Tariro...
an puctlonet r. Tartee str.-t t vvii named
for him. He was an tiithuelastie member of
the volunteer firemen. When it was !-
Mo! to blow up the hulirfinirs. he was
amons the tlrst to seize a keR of iM.w.br
and tuh Into a bulldlnir with It. Wh ther
h.. rem lined In the leilldlniT for the TiUrisM
of s.ttint; the fuse to the powder k.. or j
v. Iieth'-r lie cine?" a liuildhur too r.ear to the
lire. Is not known, hut the fact Is that the
heff of tsiwder exploded while ho was In
the l.uildlns and he lost lili life All th-it
was found of his body was cno of his luinds
It was fuiiiiil some distano from where
the bulMlnsr had sto.nl. It was ind'ntitled
bv a rliie on one of the tins""-
'".Meanttnio oihtr boats had burned loo""
and driftisl down the rlwr and set tire to
some coaltMiats nt the find of Spruce stre'U
The tire extended to the liuIMInes oil the
lyy.-u and l.urn.sl up nearly to Third sird
wit. re the I ro(;ress of the fire was stopjed
by tenrlni; down tome fnime buildings, and
rimmlnc the mat. rial, thtreb iulni; a
rap, which the flames, did not cross.
It was. i' night of terror to the Inhn'il
tants of St. I-ouLs. The population was then
only uliout 0vt. The city proper extended
from alout Carr street on tho north to Ar
senal Kirtet on the south and to about
Twentieth .street west. Many of th" peov!e
thoiiuht that the whole of the city would be
destroved One of tho steam, rs, the aiar
tha. No. 2. a lllssoiirl Jtiver boat, which was
In tho fur trado anil had In its carcu n
number of kei;s of iiuwder. which exploded
In the bi.rr.lni; of the boat, plvlns forth re
Iirts like tht explislin; of cannon.
"The tire, which was one of the worst o.
Its day. pnir-.-d to be of benefit to tt W'ib.
Tin1 property that was destroyed was hi
nt n d. tliouitli not to the extent of Its value.
The Individual lose sustulntd. however,
w.-re not felt, and the burned districts were
rebuilt wttli a belter class of buildings than
those which ha.i been burned. .Man of the
latter were nlil-fnalilotia.1 buildings, one or
one and a half .stories hlah. built by tho
tarlj French settlers. In their places. w.r-treeP-d
Ftilistantl.il business hoiw. At th!
lime) of the fire tho cholera was raRlns in
St Louis and continued during tho irrtMter
ptrt of th.jt summer"
SIGHTSEERS AND POLICE.
I'liiiTonts Had Tlicir Hands Full
Mami'.iii' llif ('muds.
No larger crowd hftt ever r.itncssed a St.
Ijul-s lire. It wa's a crowd that Imran t"
iissimble linmctlately upon tho discovery
of the lire, that Krevv ns the fire processed
and that assumed enormous pro;iortlons as
th news of it reached the remote sections
of the city It Is estimated that durlmr the
dn at least Jkv.e i.e-ople visited the evne
i.nd that at times there were :is h'Sh as iei -Hut
or Tijoi jHiple roaming over the district
ai.d strucsllni; to hold their piice aisalnst
the: ropes that the polh e had stretched. It
vias a curious, but an onlerly crowd. It
surfiod backward and forward, and at times
threatened to trample Itself to death In Its
. fforts to jret as cbsse as possible to the
burnini; and rtilrud bulldlnc.
The principal crowds were at aiorgan and
liroudwav. Franklin ;;nd llroadway and on
Third strtsu from aiorsan street to the
north -ids of Franklin avenue. There were
dense crowds all alone Third street. Fourth
strict. Ilrolway. Sixth street and Sever.TTi
street, Irom wasinnRion avenue to v asn
street, mid th. sidewalks about Fnlon aiar
ket were packtd. but these crowds kept
moving. They were either comlnz ti t he-fire-.
Koine from It or serklnc a better place
from which to view the conll.iKratlon. It
was in the control ar.d m-majo me lit of tho
crowds that the aietropolltan Police Iep.rt
ment excelled, and ven the bitterest ene
mies of the force wem foried to admit that
they could not have acted with K-ttcr dis
cretion or Breiter jiromplltude.
Tho work of tf.e police liopan from the
soun liner of the first alarm, and urew in
magnitude as the day advanced. Captain
Klely was the first officer on the sce-ne.
Caiitain O'aialley of the Fifth District fol
lowed closely with roi,C3 anAi a consider
able bi-lv t.f rnn When tl.e mitral a, .ra
was sour. led S.cr. t.iry t the Chief 1'a.irles
Jones ir.aee t ut ,i temiorarv detail, which
were rush. d to the tire troni Fifth. Fourth.
C. ntril. Third. Second and nLtnth dlstr:
i 'at t tin o'aii.llev and ftfierti m-T w.-r-followed
bv e'apt tin Heynol 1- . ml fifty m n.
Captain Kiel .id uft.tn mm t.fk up h.-mv-teriinis
'.arjp. nines surrouroiin; the
Htartltir; of the fire In the IVnr.y .V (lentle
buildit: and ran down the various clews
turned up bv Serine am James atiiilinn and
Special otilter aiciirath. while the remain
der of the -ll.'e as thev arrivol. took
station at the various avenues to the firo
aid kept th" crowds nt I iv
e'.iptaln Your. of the Third, with twenty
live men; Captain Sehrofder i,f tb Setond
with ten men. and Captain Joyce of the
i:Uhth. with ten men. were on the s-not at
ah earlv h.eir, in lt-ponse to tlie call is
sued from police hcadtpiarlers. I.ater Sec
retarv Joms comiletci a sissdal tit t ul of
ithtv hit drum nipecilve,- fnu the
fc'eeunil. Third. Sixth, lauht'.. Ninth. T. mil
and I'entml districts. v ho were jfrmanent
Iv statjone.! at the Sire ami remained on
eluM until 11 o'clock lase nii;ht. when they
were ndleved bv another t merirer.ey 'ore
S.r.ants In thare.- ,f ih.. :i'-t . -hi-men
wore e'oat. ilo. li.iyd. WaWli. Ilu. i M -Farland.
Collins. .Mahtr ..nd St- .::;ha:i.
Imrlr.K the dav Polh. Commissiotieis l'or
sttir. Stuevtr and Atrnore visit. -I lae fire
and Informally Insiieeted the coiduct of
their salKinlinutes. Kelm; the entire . treult
of the tire line. In the absence of Chtef
Campbell, who was detained at lieim... on
iccount of illr.ess. S cr. tary Jon.'s" ;jive
iii-tructlons to the cummardini: olticers,
while Chief of Detectives D.-mond turne.1
his attention to the incidents in connection
with the orledn of the firo.
The fire insurance men and tho owners
of th tudaneen.l an.l burning buildinus
were especially eomuiendatorj 111 th. Ir re
marks concerning tlio work of the l-dl.e.
At times the crowds liecunw almost nn
iniitmKeable aril had to bo forced back
with uplifteil clubs. The spectators were
.ss.-Ially clamonms to rush the fire line at
Hroudwuy and -Morp-Jll.
ST. NICHOLAITfIRE RECALLED.
Site of the Old Hotel Ajsilxi a ..lass
Amnn; the bulldinss destroyed by the fire
josterday was one on the site of tho old St.
Nicholas Hotel, on Fourth between I"rank
lln avenue and .Morgan stree-t. which was
nt one time the scene ..fas plctur.'Sipi ard
di -triii P t n i uiiilarratlon as that of le
terdav Ne.t'yeverj Si I.0..P.1 r. 1 .s
the inemor itde ti'f w! 1. h des.n t thai
hostelry on Jin'tir I. Is-l Th- tir. t
m k-oa tv c-vo TtL,t
jKcUr FjTjlA SM
HSb &K i
g m&TgrM m.
Fcsr the Complexion
To purify and eoautify tho skin and
oily, inotliy skin,
'chappins. tan, iiun
butti, nod many
other forms ot skin
blemili!.. no other
skin or complexion soap Js for a mo
ment to lo rompiired witli CrurcKA
Soer, because iioother soap reaches tho
cnuee, viz.. tv cVt77'''. irritnlcd. or tn
Jiamed condition of tho Portcx.
For Hair and Scalp
Shampoo with CtnicvK SoAr, nnsa
wun warm water,
dry and apply a
lielit dressini; of
Cently rubbed into
the scalp. This
simple', rcfri-sli- K Nj5- s$rfi
inc. and inexpe-n- 'J. "ZTKA
ivo troatment yv K .'
will semtho Irri
tated and itchini; urfacs,stimulato tho
l.fir fo'hclcs, clear tho scalp and hair of
crusts, c-i!es, and tlandrutt, supply tho
roots with enerjry and noarixliment. and
make tho hair crow, whtn all oNo fails.
Comploto External and Interna
W i-VilKrii l "J -f ry.
hrj?-J I ?J
v-v v. "? ) A ZJ cv
YJ wrl i
CUTICURA eoumtancot Crricru Sor5V.),fncteii.-lh.iem.i:irri't O nemeott&ic.l, tUiT
THE SET 41 2i hthliif rt Semltti.tVis. in J Crrtcm IUiiist iV&v, ti eil ki4 rten& in hhJ
., AjiiU.f.enlti!Srt.iittiieurtsirrr.tlinnirito4tUefU. illTUSlMna
.3Cilill-Coir,earrsrt.li;a.-lIowwCujttuiliagr,-t.-ts , - .
B?.. VAS DYKE'S riOLLAKD EIHERS.
ft ai M I.11IM
IS THE EXGiTEBERT
t '.- tr .u. f r li c- hn-i:'!r
n r, r.i. t , 1 n t arl!ey
v: 1 ".-Tit it o-mj-il-?!.
l !" n ten n j, . r J ar.l
I r 9t i. tn i -. jit i e-. I t ik rpe LMln-v
hi) -jf- -r t - . "a ' l t i wt a t!ot
mi t : pi," n''.
AUG. NAS5E. W!ig!gss!2 Grocer,
Mivb-Ir li.in.i'e.1 l ir. t "! l tci7crarlt7
I.- ...! ir
turret! irly In the m rr.lnB o. one of tho
. ildesi d.. in tl.e LMorx of ihe city, t n
t'.e tiiomi t. r r. i;:sterir.4 I'trtes l-loiv
H was , -:e f the l.ittf. - fichts the Fi-o
1'. I.utm. i.t was .-v. r .1 d upc-n to vvac
Ni.irlv all of the fin- plucs w.re trozen a.til
h.id to !.e t!iaed out before streams .icM
be plav,si on th- liulMlnie. Th- viator frozo
almost ut. soon as It left the hose nozIts.
and within a slur; time the buildir.;; was
a veritable ice palace. The clothine. was
frozen stiff upon the finm.n from t!.e
spiay. inakliiK loeomotioii dlfilcul:. and It
was necessary for them to move cont'nu
all" to keep from lelm; rrozen to the crou.iil
where th-v st.w.1. Th- water from the h'
str-hfis lalliiieT lilmn the extended hook ami
ladder truck Inclosed 1; In a tower of i,-e
and the wheels were lmbciMe.1 in a sheet cf
i.e. up to the hubs. It h.. I to be iIur ..it
of the ,e with pir'-s and ,i-!. The Ic
n.ate'.I ruins u' the 1 . dim: remaiied for
weiks one of the rao'i fantastically bcau
tlfJl siectaeii!ar effects ever teen 111 the
WONDERED AT THE WATER.
Crowds Tlimiieht It "a:iie From ihti
The t'i 'tisiili is of spect.it! rs who wcro
bear the tire wl.e-i It was in Its lncipioncy
iraile eorslderable comment on the bluish.
bluk uat-r which Km;iii Compiiiy No. i
threw on the lire from the iiromlway siue.
The erie-ines were pimii'lte: the water from
the rt- r. in-.t for siv.-al mpiutes tho
s.ream v .s aln.. -t Ida k Th- pres-ti-o
w ''ri.-t- i th- vol ime of wat.T ex-
eee.ie . f at v 1 ifh ' tea I" 'Kl t le lire plucs.
'I a. e -v is tl i.em tl' wit. r v.ns somo
t c , i caral oi triiit
For KeeS Ksugh Hands
EoAn tboliandf.on reiirinff, in strong.
liot lather of i'cti-
freely with Ctni-
the Kre-at skm euro and purest of emol
lients. Wear during the ni-ht old, looso
kid cloves. For red. ro'iKh.rliapp-d
hand, dry, fissureil, itcliinj, ind feverish
palms, siupeloxs nails with painful finder
ends, this ouo ni,;ht treatment is simply
For Sanative Users
J.T3 remarkabio emollient, c!e?nsin?.
punfyns propertns5, de
rive).!" from Ct-riiuinA, tho
preat skill euro, warrant
tho rjeof Onirrrt.v Sor,
in tho form of haths for
atinoyinc irritations, in
llammat ions, and rliaf.nKS,
for trx free or offensivn
perspiration, and alo in tho form of in
ternal washes and solutions for ulcerative
weaknesses, and for many .sanativo antl
reptic purposes which readily susgegt
them'elve's to women, and especially tr
mothers. Thousocf CcncrKA Ointment
witli CuritfRA SoAr will alio bo of
advantaco in tlm severer cases.
Troatmcnt of Evory Humor.
a a "'sTiira ?p
St.i. --.ts w 1 r e t ai a". ! sn .xnl
I r. urn- n i . ,t ni-1. s t i; t . .v.jj,
KiM ?St7 "r3
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s&k& M m
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