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STATE JOTTR3TAT,, 'SZOUA.Y -EVEXmG. MXY 14, 1894.
PURSUEDvBY FIRE. Talmasfe's Tabernacle Barned for the Third Time, Just as the Congregation Was Disqjfrsinsr FLAMES BROKE OUT. Total Loss Will Amount $1,000,000. to BuooitTir, N. T., May 14. Just after services at noon yesterday, and while Dr. Talmage was shaking bands with members of his congrega tion, fire burst out between the pipes of the org-an and within ten minutes the big- tabernacle was doomed to total destruction. Adjoining1 the church was the Hotel Regent, eight stories high, with a frontage of nine ty feet on Clinton avenue and extend ing1 back 200 feet to Waverly avenue. Thefire spread from the tabernacle to this hotel and then to the dwelling houses on Qreene and Waverly avenues, opposite the tabernacle. The wind carried the blazing- cind ers in such quantities in a southeaster ly direction that dwelling houses on Washington avenue, two squares away, and also the Summerfield Methodist church, were set on fire by them, but the greatest loss on any of these structures did not exceed 915, 0O0. The total loss, however, reaches over $1,000,000. Mrs. Talmage tells the following story of the fire: Mrs. TlBg'i Story. "The doctor was still In the pulpit, shaking hands with the people, of whom there were nearly a hundred, probably, left. His back was to the organ. I was standing up at the end of the pew talking with Mr. Martin of Chicago, who wanted to see the doc tor with a message from loved friends" in that city. I looked up toward the ceiling and saw a tongue of flame burst out between the pipes of the or gan. "I at onoe called aloud, 'Doctor, the church is on fire. He turned and told all the people, to retire, while he went into the study to get a few things. I waited for him at the door. The flames spread very rapidly, so quickly that some of the trustees were over come and had to be helped out. The doctor joined me soon after, and we went down Lafayette avenue to a friend's, where we remained until we could hear that friends in the Hotel Regent were out of danger and what prospect there was of saving any of j the church." The doctor held quite a reception at his home during the afternoon. Dr. Talmage made a graphic statement of the incidents connected with the fire. He said: "At the close of -the church service I was standtng- at the foot of the pul pit shaking hands with hundreds of people from all lands. I was about through and walked toward the cen ter of the church where my wife stood, whan 6he called my attention to fire springing from the top of the organ. I saw at once that it was un der full headway and my first impulse was to look around and see how many people were then in the church, and to my great joy there were only about twenty, and with twenty-five doors throug-h which to get out, I felt that they would all escape. Dr. Talmage on tbe Fire. "I then went into my study, back of the platform, passing under the bias ing piping, to get my hat and coat, and then I said to myself: 'Is it manly to run off? I walked up and down my study room, rejoicing that the fi.ro had occurred when there was no chance of a fatality. "While in this sort of brown study a Is e w York friend rushed into the room and taking my arm, cried: 'Get out of this room immediately or you'll not get out at alL We went out into the church. One-half of the organ was down and the fire had leaped to the roof. I saw that nothing could save the building and I came out." The tears were coursing- down the doctor's cheeks and his voice broke as ha told the story, but in an instant ha spoke with his old vigor. "There is mercy on top of the disas ter. If it had occurred half an hour before it would have been the calam ity of the century. The church and all the rooms adjoining were packed with people, and the panic would have left the whole scene one of indescrib able horror. Or if it had occurred two or three hours later, when the Sun day school was in session, there would have been a thousand households be reft in Brooklyn. Little children, helpless children, what would they have done? God cared for them, and even in this calamity Ilia mercy is infinite. "Personally I feel not the least item of disheartenment, nor less faith ia God, nor less of hope for the future. "The long procession of disasters is inexplicable like what occurs some times in a family, four or five dying from scarlet fever it is inexplicable; we must simply accept the fact. ''Our church has been burned three times, and it has always occurred on a Sunday. It is a mystery that I ad- i'ourn till the next world shaU let us now. "It is the Lord. Let Him do what seemeth good in His sight. When asked for his own opinion as to the cause of the fire, he said em phatically: "Electric lights; electricity caused this fire, as it did in the last taberna cle, on Schermerhorn street." Continuing, Dr. Talmage said: "The fire may change my entire program," and I do not think I will start on my trip around the world as I intended to-morrow night. I, however, do not know what I shall do." In three hours only the bare walls cf one of the costliest structures of Brooklyn remained standing. Long ere this, however, it became evident that the Hotel Regent was doomed. Within half an hour the magnificent fcdtel was seen to have joined the Tabernacle on the road to destruction and no water could reach the fire there. The quests in the hotel had lost no'time in making their escape. They waited only to snatch up a few valuables and run, but wearing ap parel and other effects had to be left to the greedy flames. - . t -: IirTe Vv'ork of the Firemen. . ' From the fifth floor of the house Mrs. Loom is, one of the gmests, and her newly-born babe, had to be car ried down the fire escape to the street. A woman appeared at a win dow da 'the -eighth floor, shrieking and waving her hands to the horror stricken ' crowd below. She was brought down the fire escape in safe-, ty.' The heat of the showers of sparks and embers had made the situation an extremely trying one for the men of the fire department, and one man, George Cunningham of engine com pany 10, had to be carried fron his post when the heat was most intense, but he afterwards returned. John Lafely of engine No. 14, had an epilep tic fit from heat, and was removed to the Homeopathic hospital. Two more firemen were prostrated and carried to the hospitaL The furniture in the hotel, which cost from $200,000 to $250,000, is en tirely destroyed, the total loss on the building- and its contents footing up in the neighborhood of $850,000. This loss falls upon the Brooklyn Hotel company, and will be larg-ely in creased by the individual losses to the guests. The loss on the church is not far short of $500,000. The fire spread wittt lightning-like rapidity aud before sunset had de stroyed property to the value of near ly $2,000,000. The trustees of the Tabernacle met last night and decided to rebuild the church, bat not on the same site. The insurance, the receipts and the money realized from the sale of the present site would enable them to pay off ail tneir debts. SEARCH FOR TAYLORS. Murderers -of the Jfeek'l Family Have Not Yet Been Captured. BROOKFrEi.r, Mo., May 14. Up to this hour the force of men searching for the Taylor Brothers, who murder ed the Meek's family, have been un able to locate them, and there are no new developments . in the case. The bloodhounds, which have been used in the case, struck the trail two or three times, but lost it again owing- to it crossing the creek. .The inquest on the bodies of the victims was held Saturday and the jury's verdict was that ileeks, his wife and two children came to their deaths by pistol-shot wounds at the hands of George E. and William Taylor. The surviving child tells the follow ing: "They 'first' shot papa and he fell from the wagon. Then they shot mamma and killed little sister with a stone. They kicked me and then struck me on the Lea 1 with a stone, and then I went to sleep. I did not know anything more until the men threw us all into the hole. They first kicked us to see if; we were all dead. Then one of them said: 'Yes, they're all dead. One of them said something about burning the straw pile, and some one else said it was too wet. They covered us all over with straw and I thought I would smother, but when they went away, I crawled out over papa and mamma and went to Mr. Carter s house. SANDERS ARMY. Encamped on the Reservation at Fort Leavenworth. Leavtejtwobth, Kan., May 14. Gen eral Sanders army, which arrived here at an early hour yesterday morn ing is now comfortably camped on the reservation of Fort Leavenworth near a point where formerly stood the Rock Island roundhouse, while the general himself established head quarters at the National hotel. The army is amply supplied with food, furnished by United States Mar shal Keely under authority of the government. At any rate no com plaint comes from the rank and file on that score. The cooking utensils are crude, and a good mess kit for each company is needed. During the night the men slept in empty and abandoned box cars of which there is a, "goodly number in camp. Lasfnight they all slept under a hug-e tent. A move was made yesterday morning to solicit funds for the pur chase of supplies, which was prompt ly checked by Marshal Keely as en tirely unnecessary. He plainly told the people, and the mayor among them, that they should not be a charge upon them as long- as the army was under his control. He saw no disposition on the part of any of the men to do a wrong act, and rather commended them for their splendid behavoir. XTP IX ARMS. Determiaed to 'Drive Coxey'e Army Out of the Place. . Hyattsyixi.e, Mo., May 14. Ayatts ville is thoroughly aroused 'over the presence of about 300 Coxeyites who are encamped in the picturesque grove known as Little Spa, just east and outside of the town limits. Serious trouble is expected at any hour and last night three companies of volun teers were organized. Adjutant General Doug-las of Mary land was wired regarding the procur ing of arms and ammunition for the volunteers, but no reply has been re ceived. The citizens are determined to drive the commonwealers out of the neighborhood and are prepared to use drastic means to accomplish that end. . m To End she .Cripple Creek Strike. Colorado Sr-Riires, ,Col., May 14. Arrangements have been perfected for raising the strike at Cripple Creek, 600 or 700 men having been sworn in as deputy sheriffs, heavily armed and supplied with plenty of ammunition. Protection will be given those who wteb to go to work for $2.75 for eight hotirs, and it is the intention to let only Americans go to worn. A subterranean grave of great an tiquity has been discovered at Sin Tai, China. The grave contained a pair of vases and candlesticks, beside some ancient ornaments. It is thought to be oyer 10,000 .years old. HUNG BY A MOB. Murderer of Assistant Postmas ter at Strong City, Captured and Lynched Maddened Mob. by a PUSHED OFF A BRIDGE. The Victim Had No Complaint to Make. . Stbono Citv, Kan., May 14. Karl Kuhl, assistant postmaster at Cotton wood Falls, phase county, was shot dead Friday evening- last, while dis tributing the mail in the office by George Rose, a printer in the employ of W. E. Timmons, the postmaster, who is also editor of the Conrant Both offices are in the same building. Rose, it is claimed', expected the ap pointment given to Kuhl, and being disappointed in obtaining it went to drinking. While on his sprees he made frequent threats of killing some one, and had two fights with Kuhl, who was a young man of about 19. On Friday Rose entered the postoffice and without warning, placed a pistol to his victim's back and shot him, the ball passing clear through the body near the heart and killing- him instantly. The tragedy was almost immediate ly discovered, and in a few minutes over 20O men were hunting the as sassin, who had fled. The search was successful, and about 11 o'clock the court house bell was hurriedly rung announcing the fact that he hart been captured. He had quietly given him self up to the sheriff. ! Almost immediately the place was : surrounded and the prisoner demand , ed. The sheriff refused and stood the ! mob off with shotguns. ; Saturday morning the excitement was intense and was kept ur until noon, when it subsided, and it was t supposed better counsel had prevailed and no further attempts at lynch law would be made. At 11 o'clock, however, the court house and jail were qui tVy surround ed, every avenue of approach or exit carefully guarded by masked armed men, and Sheriff Murdock was called to his door by a few low raps, only to be dragged outside, where several pis tols in the hands of masked men were thrust into his face, accompanied by the demand that he open the cell door and surrender- Rose. He at tempted to argue the matter, but was instantly silenced, taken to the cell and forced to open the door. The masked mob took their prisoner out, surrounded him and' started to ward the river. Everything- Done Quietly and Coolly. Every thing-, was done quietly and coolly as if by military orders, each man seeming to know what ha was expected to do. When outside the jail yard, a large crowd which had congregated meantime, made a rush toward the prisoner and his guard. A few shots were fired into the air, and a stern voice commanded the crowd to stand back. The order was obeyed, and guard and prisoner quietly proceeded about a quarter of a mile east to the center of a railroad bridge over the Cottonwood river, where a halt was made. The prison er's hands and feet were tied and a noose placed over his head. He was then asked if he had anything to say. "Nothing, gentlemen," he replied coolly, "you are here to hang me, and it looks as if Tiu would do it. I should have preferred to have been tried by law, however." He was then asked if he wished to say anything- else. "No, I guess not," said he, "except I ljope God will have mercy on my soul." Hurled From the RrKlffe. He was then hurled from the bridge, dropping about twelve f-et. His neck was broken and his head nearly severed from his body. He died in stantly and scarcely a tremor was ob servable. For a few moments the mob stood and watched the dangling, turning piece of inanimate clay which but a moment before was a cool, calm, nervy, living man, then quietly dis persed to their homes. The body re mained dangling over the water, just within the city limits, until nearly 10 o'olock Sunday morning, surrounded by a curious, commenting crowd. It was then cut down, a coroner's in quest held, and a verdict rendered, "Death at the hands of unknown parties by hanging." The men who did the hanging were all masked. They are supposed to be leading citizens of the place, and pub lic sentiment is almost unanimous in sustaining their action, as there is no law to hang murderers in the state. Four murders have occurred in this vicinity- within the past few years, which practically have gone unpun ished. Rose was formerly from Syracuse, N. Y. , where he has a mother and two children. His wife is dead. Kuhl was considered one of. the best young men in the place, and exceedingly popular. President at Fortress M oaro. Fortress Monroe, Va, May 14 The light house tender Maple with. President Cleveland and party arrived here at 10 a. m., and after a file of morning papers had been secured pro ceeded to .Norfolk. Coal Being Imported From VTales. New Yobk, May 14. The soft coal famine is pinching the- dealers hard and has had the effect of increasing the import of Welsh soft coal.. Heavy orders have been sent to -Wales and more are being prepared. Incendiaries at Florence, Kan. FixmENCE, Kan., May 14. Firebugs made a deliberate attempt yesterday morning to burn a portion of this city, and succeeded in causing a loss of arly $25,000. . BAD ON -THE COLONEL. Lexington Up la Arm to Down ' Con Crcwmta Breckinridge. Lkxinotox, Ky., May 14. The peo ple of Lexington and vicinity are on the tiptoe of expectation, regarding the anti-Brechinridge meeting set for this afternoon. The people are thor oughly aroused and those in a posi tion to know say the meeting- will be monster affair. In his sermon last night Rer. R. T. Matthews, pastor of tho Main Street Christian church, and a prominent member of the Ministerial Union that Oolonel Breckinridge scored so terri bly in his speeches here and at Paris, referred to the colonel in non-complimentary terms. Among other things he said: "None of us ministers of the Ministerial Union of Lexington are presuming- to dictate who shall or shall not be the nominee of a political party. As teachers of the gospel of morality we are simply testifying and warning the people as regards what kind of a man should or should not be a candidate or nominee for public office. "We unitedly, in fear of God, de clare before the world that when an immoral politician, standing- in the calcium light of Caesar's court, is ex posed to view in a life of sin, where domestic sanctity and social morality nave oeen deliberately debauched, and when he steps from the witness , box and immediately announces : himself still as worthy of representing- the people because I he has suffered the pains of hell and has confessed to the court his iniquity, he merits , our just rebuke. We de clare that while it is a Christian duty to- forgive him and help him to a bet ter life, his renomination and re election at the present time will be an open defiance of all personal chastity, domestic purity and religious integ rity. "We appeal to the voters who honor personal morality when choosing po litical candidates. This man is a cor rupt and corrupting misrepresentation of the social order of our community, a debauching example for youth, in every way a peril to truth' and right eousness." This sermon made a profound im pression on the congregation, and it ia all the talk around the hotels. t TERRIABLE OIL FIRE. Thirty-Five firemen Badly Earned tm a Explosion at Braddock, Pa. Braddock, Pa., May 14. The barrel house of Emery's refinery in this city took fire yesterday afternoon, pre sumably from spontaneous combus tion and was destroyed. The loading rack and five tank cars standing on a side traek of the Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburg road were also burned. While the firemen were making a final stand and thousands of people were watching it, there was a tre- , mendous explosion. A tank car hold ing 4,100 gallons of benzine had let go - with a mighty roar. Fortunately the burning benzine, which was thrown into the air in sheets of liquid fire had consumed itself before settling down over the erowd. The explosion was followed by a panic that cannot be described in words. Blind, unreasoning, pitiless instinct of self-preservation showed itself, and the weak went down be fore the strong multitudes of cases, in the frantic rush to escape what seemed to threaten a horrible death. In . the stampede men as well as women and children were thrown down and trodden over by th flying masses that surged up from behind. Thirty-five of the firemen were burned so that the skin peeled oil" their faces and hands, and the hair was singed off . their heads and faces. Of the many others who are slightly burned there is no record, and the total num ber of those burned and injured in the stampade will probably reach 100 persons. With all the suffering this fire will cause, the property loss will not exceed $5,000. DESPERADOES CAUGHT. Memberi of the Dalton Gin; Taken After a Hard Fight. El Rexo, Ok., May 14. Nat Sylvia and Felix Young, members of the Dalton band of train robbers, who were implicated in the Pond Creek robberies of the Rock Island trains some time ago, were arrested in this city . Saturday afternoon about 4 o'clock by United States Marshals Madson, Prater and Eichhoff, after an exciting chase through the city dur ing which some ten or a dozen shots were exchanged between the parties. Young had his horse shot from under him. No "Courtesy" for Mills. WASHiNeTOH, May 12.- There is a probability that Senator White of California may be placed upon the finance committee, to fill the vacancy occasioned Senator Vance's death. It had heretofore been regarded as al most a certainty that Senator Mills would secure the position, but since his speech in which he expressed his opinion of the compromisers, includ ing Messrs. Brice and Gorman, to say nothing: of Messrs. Hill, Smith and Murphy, his selectionn does not seem such a foregone conclusion. Snnday Baseball. At Minneapolis Minneapolis 20, Kansas City 6. At Toledo Toledo 18, Indianapolis 7. At Grand Rapids Grand Rapids 12, Detroit 10. At Milwaukee Sioux City 4, Mil waukee 3. At Chicago Chicago 14,Louisvillel2. At Cincinnati Cincinnati 7, St. Louis 3. . Mrs. Cleveland Visits Buffalo. Washestotom, May 14. The White house is at present without any of its occupant. Following the departura of the president, Mrs. Cleveland left at 7:50 last evening, with her two daughters, for Buffalo, N. Y., where she will make a brief visit with her mother, Mrs. FoLsom. T JTlght the Dswm Commission. Mcskooee, I. T., May 14. The Creek nation has sent General Pleasant Porter, one of the ablest and most in fluential Indians in the locality, to Washington, to oppose the Dawes commission's efforts and all things that may point to a change of things in this country. 617-619 KAiNiSAS AVENUE. Two Dap LADIES' CAPES AMD JACKETS, For MONDAY and TUESDAY only, we shall make these most exceptional prices, which, as will be seen, are almost cut in two. Every garment included in this sale is strictly new, stylish and of. this season Waake. We assert, confidently, that no such chance will present itself again this season. Capes that sold at 83.00, will be $1.48 Capes tkat sold at S3. 50 and S 4. will be t.QQ Capes that sold at S4.50, S3, S6, will be 2. OS Capes that sold at $7.50, S8.50. $10, will be-5.08 Ia dies' Spring; Jackets, in light and dark ma terials, mike tip in latest style, with frill sleeves, etc., etc., sold at $6.50 and $7 50, this week will be 3.08 CHILDREN'S SPRING REEFER JACKETS, SOLD 500 Yards all wool Challies, in handsomest this -week 50 cts. Ladies' Underwear This Week. We place on sale some of the very beat values ever offered in Ladies' Vests. Ribbed Vesta, worth 8c, this week. J cts Ribbed Vests, with finished neck, worth 15c, ihig week lO " Swiss Ribbed Vesta, regular value 20c, this week 13J " Fine Quality Ribbed Vests, some with short sleeves, regular value 35c this week.. 25 " 50c Quality Ribbed Vests, finest Maco yarn, this week 33J " Ladies' Combination Suits of fine Egyptian cotton, worth $1.00, this week 75 " A BARGAIH IN HUSLI9 THIS WilEK Two thousand yards of extra heavy, yard wide, Brown Muslin. A good 7gC quality SPECIAL 5 CTS JXJST IN A- nne assortment of Carriage Robes. 500 yards Cotton Pongees, Glorias, Satines and other Wash Goods, regular prices were 12J and 15 cents, choice CLOTHING I3?A2TEIjSN'T. Men's Pur Cruiher Hats, satin lined, $1.50and $1.75 quality, this week. . , O8o Men's Fur Derby Hats, new spring block, $2 quality, this week $J125 1,000 pair Silk Web Suspenders, regular value 40c nud 50c, this week.... '25o S. BABntJM & CO. GR0VER GOES FISHING. ( Left AY a lii ii plon Saturday to Be Cone Tma or Twelve Days. Washington, May 14. President Cleveland left .Washington Saturday night accompanied by Secretaries Gres ham and Carlisle for another fishing trip. Private Secretary Thurber said that the president .expected to be away from Washington ten or twelve days. The light house tender. Maple, was utilized for the trip. The voyage to Nor folk will be nude in a leisurely manuer after which the further movement of the party will be determined upon. topekapwortjFleague Learner! of Tbls District to Meet This Week. The Topeka district convention of the Epworth league will be held in Topeka the last three days of this week. The session's of the convention will be held at the Kansas Avenue M. E. cliurch, and delegates will be present from the twenty-eight. Methodist churches in the district. Including the elected dele gates and alternates about 150 visitors from outside of the city will be in at tendance. The convention will open on Thursday evening with a lecture by Rev. D. Charles Mitchell of the Grand' Avenue M. E. church of Kansas City. There will be sunrise devotional meet ings Friday and Saturday morn ings. Friday will be - devoted to the reading of papers and discussion's of the different phases of league worn, and Friday evening Rev. E. M. Randall pas tor of the First M. E. church at Leaven worth, who was formerly president of the Topeka district league, will conduct a devotional meeting and altar service; The business of the convention and election of officers will be transacted Saturday morning. Miss Viola Troutmsn is president of the district league, and will preside at all the meetings. . . , - Deafness Cannot be Cared. by local applications, as they cannot reach the diseased portion of the ear. There ia only one way to cure Deafness, and that is by constitutional remedies. Deafness is caused by an inflamed condition of the mucous lining of the Eustachian Tube. When this tube gets inflamed you have a rumbling sound or imperfect hearing, and when it is entirely closed Deafness is the result, and unless the inflamation can be taken out and this tube restored to its normal condition,hearing will be destroy ed forever; nine cases out of ten are caused by catarrh, which is nothing but an inflamed condition of the mucous sufaces. We will give One Hundred Dollars for any case of Deafness caused by catarrh) that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for circulars, free. F. J. Chehei & Co., Toledo, O. 3f-Sold by Druggists, 75c. How to Improve th.e Complexion. Every lady that has used the cele brated Elder Flower Cream recommends it as a great beamifler. It removes freckles, tan, blotches, eta, and leaves the skin soft, clear and beautiful. For sale by J. K. Jones. Pino Work. At Topeka Steam Laundry. Subscribe for the Dally StatsJ ouru al of Astonishing Prices ON AT $2.00, WILL BE 81.25 THIS WEEK 830 AGENTS FOR BUTTEPJCK PATTERNS. Is Your Hair Fallin Out or Tnrntne ray If so, why don't you try Beggs' Hair Renewer? It is the only positive Hair Renewer on the market. It stimulates the Hair follicles and gives the hair a soft, luxuriant, -youthful appearance. Sold and warranted by W. R. Kennady, Fourth and Kansas avenue. The State Journal'- 'A'ant and Mis cellaneous columns reac!i each working day in the week more than twice as many Topeka people as cn be reached through any other paper. This is a fact Omaha, Neb., May 4, 1891. To Whom it May Cancern; I am troubled considerably with head ache anq have tried almost everything which is used a preventative or cure, but there is nothing that has done me so much good as Krause's Headache Cap sules. Albsrt IIkllkr. Sold b3' all druggists. Let us remind you that now is the time to take De Witt's Sarsaparilla, it will do you good. It recommends itself. J. K. Jones. Cots, a Koll. Nice white blank wall paper at Beck strom's, 518 Jackson St. ion?'' w jvi t 5. Jennie uecer. How Well You Look" Friends Surprised at the Wonderful Improvement. " C. I. Hood Co., IxvreII, Mass. : ."Dear Sirs: I take pleasure la writing tbm good I have received from taking Hood's Sarsa parilla. Every spring and summer for six year or more, my health has been so poor from heart trouble and general debility that at times I life was a burden. I would become so Emaciated and Weak and Pale that my friends thought I would not lira long. I could do scarcely any work at all and had to lie down every few minutes. I began getting worse ia January, losing my flesh and feeling so tired. I thought I would try Hood's Sarsapa rilla and X am happy to say X am in better health Hood's Cureo than I have been for a number of years. My friends remark to me: Why how well you look. X tell them it Is Hood's Sarsaparilla that has done the work. I would have all suffering ha manlty give this medicine a trial and be eoo Tineed. This statement Is Vrmm tm tho Ies ter. Kas. Jainrra Dkckh, Wataeka. I1L t Hood's Phis euro liver Ills, eoDstipattoo, biliousness, Jaandloe, stek headache, lndigesUoii. life Wms ?