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THE LEAVENWORTH WEEKLY TIMES : THURSDAY. DECEMBER. .14. 1876.
THUKSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1S7C.
THE SESATOItlAI. Qf'ESTJOX'.
Tha iraportanco of fleeting the proper
man to succeed Sailor E&zrer has not
thus fat attracted much attention. There
is no lucfc of candidaUa. rublic sentiment
in the State, to far nesprcs-ed, pecms to be
very much eliviileJ, with no indications
Blowing that any one has the inside track.
Senator Harvey is acknowledged to have
fairly and honorably represented the
State. He is considered a safe man, and
there is a fair prospect of his becoming ilia
Col. rinrab shows considerable strength
in the Southwest. He is acknowledged to
be a man of ability. If he succeeds it must
lie through the efforts of his friend', as he
is no compromise candidate.
Judge Sears is developing more strength
than it was supposed he had. He is cred
ited with being smart, , and having the aid
of the railroad interests.
Gov. Oiborn, undoubtedly, has more
strength than any of the other candidates.
He has used his position as Governor to help
himself, and has improved his time to the
best advantage. It is generally conceded,
liowever, that his vote, like that of three
years ago, will be greater on the first ballot
than afterwards. The fact that while our
Union soldiers were fighting for a govern
ment Oiborn, u U.S. Marsha!, appropria
ted the confiscation funds of the United
States to his own personal ne the fact
that the highest court in the land has
decreed him guilty, and ordered him to re
fund the amount seems to be a crime of
such a gross character as to forbid his elec
tion. Ikaides his intemperate habits unfit
him for the place.
Col. Phillips ii ppolten of by his many
warm admirers. He is considered a sound
Kepublican, and his views upon the cur
rency question make him popular.
Judge Stillings seems to be the favorite
with many. The Judge is a man of brains,
a sound lawyer, and one who would do
credit to the State.
Gov. liobinson, one of the old-tried men
of Kansas, has a few men urging him as
the bist man for the position. His selec
tion Voald be a credit to the State.
Col. Carpenter is spoken of in compli
mentary terms, as a gentleman well quali
fied. Ben. Simpson is regarded as an able man.
Hon. W. L. Simons looms up with a
number of votes, and is regarded as a good
Judge Horton has many friends.
Judge Lowe is mentioned.
Col. Cobb will be around.
Judge Muse has his friends; and there
are many others too numerous to mention.
I'tymb, Sears and Oiborn, are generally
rpoken of as positive candidate?, while
Harvey, Stillings, Phillips, Simons and
others are spoken of as the most probable
.SfK-ak Out, Gentlemen.
Editor Times: Several gentlemen are
asking the votes of the Kansas Legislature
for United States Senator, and some man
must be elected this winter to that position.
"Who that man shall be is a question that
should be seriously considered by everv
member of the Kansas Legislature.
First, it will be conceded that the man
chosen must be a Republican ; but this
must not be the only quality required in
our next Senator. "We have a great many
Republicans in Kansas who are fit to rep
resent the Stale in the United States Senate.
Vt'e must have a man whose habits are
above question. Kb representative of Kan-,
sas must be found reeling as a drunken
man through the streets of our national
capital. A man who cannot control his
appetite and who in public position gets
intoxicated must not be sent to the United
Oar present Governor is charged with in
toxication. It is charced that, at the Cen
tennial, he disgraced himself and disgraced
Kansas. If true, he should withdraw from
the canvar and from politics.
Our present Senators must see the im
iwrtance of standing with the people
against the money kings. AVe certain
ly do not want a man who publicly
declares that he has no sympathy with the
debtor claw, and who regards ttbe man
who holds the plow as no better than the
or thatdraws it." "We have had too much
legislation for the benefit of captital too
little for labor. Our national legislation
has been too much in the interest of the
great money power, and too little in the in
terest of the producing classes. If this
country is to build up and prosper, we
must build up, protect and develop the pro
ductive industries of the country, capital
can talc care of itself.
We must have a Foreign policy that will
get a balance of trade in our favor. The
fanner that buys more than he produces
and sslls, is getting poorer all the time.
What is true of the family is tree of the
Nation. If we buy more as a Nation and
as a jieople, and our country is drained of
its gold and silver to meet this balance of
trade, wc must get poorer all the time.
But change the policy. Get a balance of
trade in our favor. Let us sell Sl!00,000,000
a year more than we bnv, and in five years
we will accumulate Sl'.OOO.OOO.OOO, a sum
almost double the entire money in circula
tion in the United States to-day. Our For
eign debt should be brought home and the
interest be paid our own people and kept in
We mutt have a lower rate of national
interest. To do this, we must abolish the
whole national banking system, and retire
the bank circulation, and issue greenbacks.
This would savevS20,000,000 a year in in
terest to the Government, and would se
cure a lower rate of interest to the people.
The increase of National wealth is only
about 4 per cent. Any rate of interest
greater than the increase of National
wealth, is eating up the people and the
We must have some legislation for the
Now, gentlemen, T. a Sears, P. B. Plumb,
W. L. Simone, B. F. Simpson, D. It. An
thony, Stillings, Cobb, Guthrie, and all the
rest of you, step to the front, and let cs
know where you stand, and what you are
for. Col. Plumb is president of a National
Bank. If he goes to the Senate, will he
vote to wipe out the National Bank, and
substitute the people's money, "Green
backs?" "Will he be for the people or for
the monopolies ? And now Mr. Sears, step
out, and let us know how you are on this
question, and, if elected, will you represent
the people, or the railroads? If the rail
roads want an agent in Washington, they
are able to hire one. If we elect you, are
you going to represent Kansas or the rail
roads? Now. Simons and SimDson. sten to the
front, and let us know how you feel, and
how you will act if elected. Let Harvey
explain his position on the financial ques
tion. Let Oaborn not only explain his
position on this question, bat answer the
charges against his personal habits while at
the Centennial. If there are any other as
pirants, let them speak out; we want no
Now, one word to the members of the Leg
islature: The question of where a man
lives, amounts to nothing. Give cs a man
that will work for the people. See to it,
that no man goes to "Washington simply to
represent corporations and money loaners.
Elect not only a man to represent our pro
ductive industries in the United States Sen
ate, but goto work and reduce our ex
penses as a State, and in the counties, towns,
cities and school districts, and thuVrelieve
us of some of tha burdens that are drmr.
us to bankruptcy and ruin.
I write this not as a Ioke.nct to injure
anyone, or to build op any one noun, but
to raise some questions that should be dis
cussed by all of our papers, and people.
Three members of Congress hare jntt been
elected as greenback men. Republicans
everywhere in Kansas, last fall, professed
to be greenback men. The Presidential
(lection is over, and we have a right to
know just where our aspirants stand on this
gieat money question. If they will not
". d& f'ng to carry water
on both shoulders; if Oiey trying to de
ceive the people, they are nnworthy of sup
port. As an individual, I do hope we shall
hear from the press, and the candidates, on
(his question. Yours, etc, '
ggsassens Emm, December 12, 187&
Full Account of tho Great Loss
A TEBEIBLZ nOIOCACST.
New Yobk, December C The firo in
the Brooklyn Theatre last night was at
tended by an appalling loss of life, and it
i thou-ht that not less than one hundred
rersonsVcre killed in the ruih for egrcs.,
or burned to death, being unable to escape.
TIIE riKE CHOKE OCT
during the performance of the last scene of
the "Two Orphans," in which Kate Clax
ton, who plavs the heroine, is on the boat
house Iloor. "in five rninutxs more the au
dience would have been dismissed, and
there would hae been nothing more seri
ous than the destruction of the property.
The house was about two-thirds filled, those
below sitting well forward towaid the stage.
Forthoe in thiffamily circle, dress circle
and galleries there was noway of escape
except by the "Washington street entrance.
The panic-stricken ieopIe rushed pell-mell
toward the doors and down the stairway.
The main exit became immediately choked
up and a
SCENE 07 TEEBOE,
confusion and distress ensued which beg
gars description. Just above the landing
place of the Btairway a woman, in the
crush, had her foot pushed between the
bannister and fell. The crowd behind,
forced forward by the terrified people still
further behind, fell over her and piled on
top of each other four and five deep. The
police from the station house next door
were promptly at the scene, but owing to
the manner in which the people were piled
on tap of each other and massed together,
they could extricate but comparatively few,
and there they were all bruised, bleeding
AFTER THE FIKX.
The firemen got to work on the ruins
shortly after daylight. They succeeded in
getting as far as the dress-circle, when they
found a great number of bodies, and imme
diately began the work of rtmoval, and up
to 1 o'clock:
had been recovered, and what appeared to
be 20 or SO more, were seen in the basement,
into which they had been precipitated by
the falling of the burning floors. At the
police station, adjoining the burned thea
tre, the names ol SC persons, mis-ing from
their homes, have been registered. Kate
Claxton, in answer to to the preliminary
inquiry of the Fire Marshil.said that "at
the beginning of the last act, just as the
curtain went up,I heard a rumbling noise on
the stage, and a minute atter I saw ilamcs.
The "fire teemed to be all on the stage.
Mrs. Farrcn, myself, Mr. Studley and Mr.
Murdock were on the stage at this time.
We four remained there and endeavored, as
best we could, to quiet the audience and
prevent a panic Said I to the people, 'be
quiet ; we are between you and the fire, the
front door is open and the passages are
clear.' Not one of the audience jumted
on the stage. The flames were then coming
down on us. I ran out and jumped over
several people. Mr. H.S. Murdock, after
endeavoring to calm the fears of the panic
stricken people, went to bid dr jsing room
to get his clothing, and mu?t have been
The work of identifying the dead will be
difficult, for most of them arc
BURXED BEYOND EECOCXITIOX.
The only mode of identifying them will
be by the personal projwrty found attached
to the bodies. Tnus far it is evident
that the flames made common havoc with
men, women and children. Shortly before
9 o'clock, Rev. Father Hanly visited the
theatre, and among the bodies recognized
that of the brother of Rev. Father Hylie.
Father Hylie was present, and identified
the body of his brother. A body was taken
from the ruins, charred and blackened be
yond recognition, in the breast pocket of
whose coat were a number of cards bearing
the name of Abraham Barn alt, in German
text. The bodies are constant If being re
moved from the ruins, and are being taken
to the morgue as fast as possible.
It is rumored that a numter of the at
taches of the theatre were burned. It
seem) certain that Charles J.att ana ins
son, who were ttationcd in the upper gal
lerv. are anions the lost. The actors and
actresses escaped from the stage into John
son street. J. W. Thorpe, ttage manager,
THE FIRE OCCURRED
in this wiss: A drop was ignited from a
border light by some means inexplicable,
as one was. guarded from the other. He
immediately directed the stage carpenter,
"Weaver, and two supernumeraries to en
deavor to extinguish the flames, but the
difficulty was to reach the part on fire.
The stage carpenter, with the supernumera
ries assayed to effect the object by lowering
the drop, and in so doing added fuel to the
The sczne at the last of the play em
braced a ceiled apartment, and the instant
the burning drop came in contact with the
inflammable ceiling, it served to spread the
in A rLAsn,
as though powder had previously been scat
tered about the s-encry, the entire proper
tics were in a blaze. Hie usual avenues of
escape were thin summarily closed at the
rear, and an exit, ll at all possible, had to
be made by way of the box entrance. All,
except pcrlups one or two, thus efeaped. It
is now believed that
TIIE XUMBEIt OF DEAR
will be about 123.
Wagon loads of rough boxes arc arriving
in front of the theatre and the corpses are
placed in them and covered with tarpaulin
and then carried to the morgue. The
scene grows more terrible every minute.
Men and women are crowding arouml the
station house and theatre entrance, makirg
inquiries for missing friends. In some in
stances WHOLE FAMILIES HAVE rCIUSIIID.
The bodies present every form of con
tortion, just as they stiffened in that last
agony, when the floor gave way and they
were plunged down in the blinding smoke
and flames. Arms and legs are bent and
twisted in every way ; hands are clinched
and reached out as if grasping for help.
The evening '"Post" says that at about
11 o'clock a horrible discovery was made in
the middle of what was formerly the lobby
of the theatre There lay an immense pile
of rubbish and smouldering beams, and
fragments of girders and other things.
This heap was nearly opposite the entrance
to the auditory of the theatre, and beyond
it was another heap, marking the place
where the stairs, which led to the gallery,
fell under the heap first mentioned,
HIRE A DEAD BODY
was found, and the firemen dilirent'r per
sisted in their search in this direction.
With much labor some of the heaviest tim
ber was removed, and a horrible sight was
revealed. Beneath a mound of
corpses lay in rows, heaped one upon the
other, and packed together with fearful
solidity, which told of the great pressure to
which they had been subjected, How
many lay there, what 4heir sex or age was,
no man could ten, ana at noon only
guesses could be made. Another actor,
Claude Burroughs, is now reported missing.
Thus far, but three corpses have been iden
tified, being those of Hugh J. Davis and
Michael Keller, of 117 Tillary. and John
Woods, of 101 Fleet Place.
The Brooklyn "Argus" states that up to
one o'clock p. m. ninety-four bodies had
been taken from the ruias, and others were
still risible, lying in layers of four deep.
The morgue is completely filled, and bodies
are now being carried to the old market
building in Adams strat. They cannot be
THE DEATH HARVEST.
At 2 o'clock p. in, 115 bodies had been
recovered, and tnere are probably as many
more within the ruins. Some persons as
sert that none in the upper gallery of the
theatre escaped. The last man who left
the tain before they fell, says that behind
him was a helpless half suffocated crowd.
4 p. m One hundred and seventy-fire
bodies had been taken from the .ruins of
the theatre. The ruins are still burning,
making the work cf removing the bodies
very difficult. Flags are at half mast
Uironghout the city and the theatres
draped in mourning. ,
AXttanoHAx, Homaoss. -
Horror upon horror accumulated as the
day advanced, and corpse after corpse,
charred and blackened, was passed out, and
still the pile of bodies in the cellar did not
seem to diminish as the number mounted
up ta ISO and 160. The belief that the
number would reach over 200. erew int
I certainty, and finally at half past four th
TWO HUNDREDTH BODY
was removed. Some were found with limbs
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A GHASILYELACIIESED TRUSS.
At 5 o'clock the number ad reached
220. Twenty bodies were taken opt in half
an hoar, and a look into the pit at this
time still showed a considerable pile of
corpses lying crwswi&i like sticks of wood,
and there were apparently still 50 of CO
This was in the cellar tinder the inner
vestibule, from where all the bodies' taken
out to-day were removed. They lay in a
pile, apparently where -they had been
pitched into the cellar when the floor and
stairway gave way. At a late hour to
night 2So bodies had been recovered and
the Fire Marshal .who had made an ex
amination of the circumstances attending
the fire, is of the opinion that at least S00
psrsons perihcd in the flames.
TRIBUTES OF RESPECT.
Bbooelyjt, December C. The courts ad
journed this morning, without transacting
There is intense excitement in the city,
and business is partly suspended.
The Park theatre has been clewed for a
Nrtv York, December 7. The dimen
sions of the awful calamity which has be
fallen the city of Brooklyn in the destruc
tion of its principal theatre by fire, and
consequent loss of life, have net yet been
realized. Enough is known, however, to
make it certain that
ranks among the most fatal of the kind
ever recorded. According to the statements
of all the parties who profess to know any
thing as to the origin of the fite, it began
on the stage. The business manager, Mr.
Rogers, says that a piece of canvas, out of
which trees, &c are made, was broken from
iti fastenings and hung from the flies im
mediately over one of the border lights,
near the center of the stage. The canvas
had begun to smoulder, and the paint en it
to crack, when the carpenter was directed
to ascend to one of the grooves and remove
the dangerous object. He could barely
i each it with his hand, and he drew it
hastily up. The rapid motion through, the
air ignited the highly inflammable canvas,
causing it to
BURST INTO A FLAME,
which rapidly spread to the adjoining ma
terial, equally susceptible. All efforts to
extinguish the flames were abortive, and
the carpenter had to retire to save his own
life, the scene in the galleries, after the
alarm was raised, is described as
even to contemplate.
Up to noon to day 315 bodies had been
removed. O' these 59 are identified, some
by remnants of clothing, watches, chains,
and such articles, but few by their features.
The actors, Claude Burroughs and Harry
S. Murdock, are among the identified.
CLEARING THE WRECK.
This afternoon, a number of men will be
set to work to clear away all the wreck in
the auditory. Hitherto their labors have
been chiefly conficeJ to the space formerly
occupied by the lobby and ttage. It is
feared that when a careful search is made
in the auditory, that the bodies of a good
many men, who leaped, in their frenzy,
from the galleries, will be found. The po
lice allow no person to enter within the
walls of the theatre, with the exception of
those engaged in the search for the dead.
The small paiti of the ceilings and floors
of the theatre yet remaining, are in en un
A CORIU ERS JURY
was impanelld this morning, adjoining the
burned theatre. They took no evidence,
and at noon adjourned till Saturday even
ing. A. M. Palmer, one of the lessees of
the theatre, gives the following statement
of the number of persons in the theatre,
Tuesday evening : 405 persons in the up
per gallery ; GOO persons in the dress circle;
250 persons in the parquette ; 21 actors and
speaking people; 20supe, 10 stige hands
and 12 musicians; total 1,018; or includ
ing dresccrs and other subordinates, 1,050
in the construction of the burned building,
and one to which there is reason to believe
the dreadful loss of life in the gallery is in
a large measure attributable, was the use
of painted cloth for the ceiling. The can
vas caught easily and burned rapidly. Of
course the flames followed it to the venti
lator at the top, making the dome
A FUNNEL OF FIRE,
right over the heads of the people in the
gallery. It seems more than probable that
the smoke and lire, in the midst ol which
they were thus placed, destroyed the lives
of many persons who might else
have escaped, even by the inade
quate stairway provided for them.
Ihere was even a larger crowd
AROUND THE MORGUE
this evening than on yesterday. A surg
ging mass of people occupied the sidewalk
in front of the dead houa?, and stretched
into the middle of the street, and men and
boys clambered upon the fences and wagons
in the neighborhood. Yesterday, the peo
ple who congregated in the neighborhood
of this building, were quiet and orderly,
but to-day there was
A SriRIT OF IXYTrY
perceptible, notwithstanding that the fire
was in event only two days old. Ho per
mits for admission were demanded of those
persons who could satisfy the officers that
they had lost friends or relatives by the
lire but were allowed to enter from time to
time, passing in the front door and through
the room on the right hand, which contain
ed about thirty bodies lying on the floor.
NONE HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED
so far. The searchers then payed through
a smaller room at the faither end of the
building back to the left hand room, in
which some corpses were lying upon mar
ble slabs and tables, in trie centre. Upon
such bits of clothing as remain upon the
bodies, numbers written hastily, with lead
pencils, on bits of paper have been pinned,
and when a body has been recognized the
name and address are added to the num
ber. Upon receipt of the coroner's permission,
the corpse is placed in a plain coffin and
driven to the address given by the per
sons who have claimed it. There are very
few identifications, however. It is impos
sible that there can be, as many features
are, for the most part, unrecognizable.
Trinkets, and such things, were many of
them lost in ths crowd and the clothing
has been either all destroyed or burned in
to mere rags. At the Adams street morgue,
formerly known as the old Fulton Market,
tCESE WAS HORRIBLE
in the extreme. On the floor lay a large
number of charred bodies, but in many in
stances it was impossible to tell whether
they had formerly been male or female,
human or animal. In some cases the
mass was only about a handful of
CHARRED BONIS AND FLESH.
without a remnant of clothing or other
property that could possibly lead to identic
fication. In other cases the clothing was
either torn Irom or burned on the bodies.
leaving but charred and blackened re
mains, which could not be called bodies.
Among the bodies not so badly burned, was
one ol a man wno nan evidently
LEAPED FKOJt THE GALLERY,
as one leg was broken short off above the
ankle. The remains of Dr.Frankish, a
dentist, wno resides at x'ortland avenue and
Fulton street, were recognized by the ini
tials on his shirt collar. It was the only
article of his wearing apparel which could
be distinguished. A report of
A HOST DISTRESSIXa CASE ,
has been made by Capt. Crafts, of the sec
ond precinct. Mrs. Smith, a widow lady,
and her daughter, Mrs. Simpson, left their
residence, No. 14 Sands street, Tuesday
evening to attend the theatre. The only
ether occupants of the house were a ser
vant girl and an orphan child, wbcm Mrs.
Simpson had adopted. Neither of the la
dies have returned to their home, and hav
ing no friends in the city, no effort has been
made to identify their remains. The hus
band of Mrs. Simpson is expected home
from a long voyage at the close of the
were constantly driving up to the morgue
all the morning, with wasronsaad Demits
for the removal cf the identified remains.
and the police had great difficulty in mak
ing a passage way lor them throBgk the
solidly packed crowd, which filled op the
street in front of the building'. Hdrede
of people haVe been to the station hoot
t -day, inquiring after absent friends, awl
of yesterday were re-enacted with -tea-fold
force. Two hundred and niaety-tevea
bodies have been deposited ia the mm. us
and a temporary one, on Adasss street, a
wtgon load of bodies was on Use way when
the reporter left, amsJdns; 309 in alt The
mortality will probably reach 350 peraesks.
The aldersaaaic coMirHsj ea ! i ill m-
port thatat-11 o'ekek to-day 1SS bodies
Were at 're Adams street market morgue,
and 96 at the city morgue.
Sheridan Sliock was at the police station
to-day. He had little to eiy, ami was in
tensely affected by tho terrible affair. A.
M. Palmer is ill from his constant attend
ance ia Brooklyn since the disaster, but Mr.
Rogers, acting stage manager of the thea
tre, and representing Messrs. Shook and
Palmer, the les-ees, is empowered and is
anxious to relieve any case of immediate
suffering consequent upon the conflagra
tion. The late treasurer, Gage, expressed
the same sentiment of commiseration and
willingness to assist the unfortunate in any
manner possible. Mr. Shook has ordered
the Union Square Theatre, New York, to
be closed until after the funeral of the vic
tims of this awful calamity.
RELIEF F03 THE SUFFERING.
New Yore, December 8. At a meeting
of the actors and actresses to-day, to arrange
for a benefit for" the Brooklyn theatre suf
ferers, every regular theatre and minstrel
troupe in New York and Brooklyn was rep
resented. A large number ol theatrical
people were represented individually in ad
dition. A resolution was adopted, that
cverv theatrical manager in the country be
asked to contribute the proceeds of one per-
lormance to the reliel lund.
New York, December C. Brooklyn L
literally walking in the
VALLEY OF TIIE SHADOW OF DEATH.
Funerals of such of the victims of the thea
tre disaster as have been iilentibed arc
taking place, and through the streets, in
every part of tiie city, Lcarses are going,
bearing the remains to the cemeteries.
About 55 men are at work on the ruins, and
it l- hoped that the full extent of the cal
amity will be tHumtely ascertained witnin
the next 21 hours. They have not vet suc
ceeded in uncovering the dress circle, ana
it is therefore still uncertain how many, if
any, of the spectators in it perished.
ONE MORE BODY
was found this morning in the parnuctte.
and alw two or three fragments ol flesh,
which may possibly belong either to the
bodies which have already been removed,
as to others which have been almost totally
consumed. The bodv was so charred and
disfigured as to be unrecognizable, but it
was evidently that of a woman, as a pie re
of a hoopskirt adhered to the remain?. The
articles from the dead have been deposited
for identification, and are cuarded by a
police officer. Since 11 o'clock, when the
articles were arranged for identification,
they have been examined by a large num
ber ol persons. 1 ne
REMAINS OF MURDOCH,
and his brother actor, Claude Burroughs,
are in the charge of the undertakers. Sev
eral bodies were claimed at both morgues
to-day. One body, on which was found a
cold watch, was claimed by no less than
seven persons. Iu the temporary morgue
there is quite a pile ol arms, legs and Ing
nients ol flesh. The police central office
and city hall are
and the large business establishments are
putting on the habiliments ol mourning.
A number of storei arc closed ami on the
door arc notice reading, "closed in conse
quence of death in the lamily."
At the investigation which the fire mar
shal U making, John L)Onat;slifisd that he
was in the top gallery, and first saw the fire
through a crack in the scene in the left
hand side of the stage. It was quite a large
Uame. "When I heard the cry ot 'lire,' my
friend and myself ran down the stairs, but
I called him back again, and we sat down,
but only for a minute. 1 dropped over the
bannisters at the head of the stairs. When
I get up, a policeman tried to puh me
back, beveral other jumped on top ot me.
The stairs were crowded then, and the po
lice tried to
KEEP THE CROWD BACK.
There was also a crowd down ahead of me.
but I met with no further obstruction. Not
half of the people had got out of the gallc
ry at the time I left. There was nothing to
indicate the breaking ot the stairs when X
came down. The people were panic-stricken
and were falling on each other. There
were very few women in the gallery."
Mr. T. Bryan, who wai in the parquette,
testified: 'I dj not think there were six
persons behind me when I got out. I am
sure when I got out there was not a man er
women in the parquett?."
TBE FOLLOWING TESTIMONY
was taken by the fire marshal : Jno. Doyle
was in the gallery at the time of the fire,
and said that when the alarm was given, all
made a rush. About 100 got out before he
did. He first saw the fire in the flies, over
the stage, and the cry of "fire" was raised
behind. Murdock went to the foot-lights
and requested all to be seated, ne saw oth
ers sit down again and saw flakes of fire
falling on tbe stage. He thought it was in
the playl He got up and went out when it
increased. Some cne fell, and then 25 or
30 fell over him. A rush of fire and smoke
then came through like a whirlwind. Jno.
Turner, an old fiieman, said, "Look out for
yourself; the place is all ablaze." Tbe
people were panic-stricken, and cried out
that the stairs were falling behind them.
They begged some one for Cod's sake to let
them out. tie did net see tbe stairs lxll.
He thought that not more than 75 people
from the callerv got out. There were per
haps 50 women in the gallery. Turner was
are still in the morgue and S3 in the Ad
ams street market. I'art ol some olthe
corpses have crumbled and look like heaps
of offal. Carbolic acid is poured over them
hourly, by order of the board of health, and
chloride of lime is scattered about thell oor,
in order that the decomposing limbs and
trunks may not increase the offensivencss
of the place. The Coroner made a further
post mortem examination unlay. The
physicians believe that most of the deaths
CAUSED BY SUFFOCATION.
The relief committee is now ascertaining
the number of surviving relatives and
PRATER FOR THE DEAD.
At the services in the Catholic churches,
to-day, reference was made to the disaster
and the congregations were called upon to
make manifest their Catholic charity by
prayer for the dead and pecuniary aid for
Charles Adams was in the dress circle
FIRST 8AW THE FIRE
in the scenery at tbe left hand comer of the
stage from the audience. It was then that
tbe cry of "fire" was given, and all started
or rushed for the doors. He told the peo
ple to keep quiet, acd they did so. Mr.
Studley then said, go, and go quietly.
They then rushed out, and I got knocked
down, but got up again and took out a lady,
who was with me. I saw
SEVERAL LADIE3 KNOCKED DOWN
in the parquette, and others in the vesti
bule. There was even a flash of fire to the
ticket office from the dress circle. At the
front entrance the people were all in a
panic. Women were knocked down and
the crowd rushed over them. I think if
the audience had been requested to leave
quietly, when the fire first broke out, they
could have been saved. There might have
been trouble in the gallery. I don't thick
all the people got out of the dress circle, as
that place was very hot when I left it. I
did not hear any stairs break, but
HEARD THE FIRE CRACKLING
on the stage. Mr. Richardson was in the
gallery. We saw men with poles trying to
pull the fire down. The sparks were then
falling, and the actors tried to quiet the
audience, and some sat down. Iu a mo
ment a panic ensued, and all rushed for
the door. There was a mass of people
there when I got to the door. In going
down the first flight of stairs all were, push
ing, but on their feet. The lights were up
at the first landing, near the box office.
The lights then went out and a man fell
and I fell on top of him. Then it seemed
that all who followed fell in a heap. The
place was dark and
VOLUMES OF EXOKE.
came up. I was on my face, but was fa
miliar with the stairs and got cut acd went
down. There was co baluster or Hand-rail.
I looked back from the street, but saw no
one coming out. I don't think anyone got
down from the gallery after me. They
were all piled up is a heap on the first
landing from the street, sear the box-office.
I went around to the stage-door and it was
but and on fire ; then came down to the
front, and the police were clearing the
street. Tbe panic and the want of a bet
ter means ot exit prevented tbe people from
getting out, I was about a minute in ex
tricating myself from the crowd.
Tbe jog or landing on the
tain caused the people to fall.
THE PUBLIC FUNERAL
of tbe un-idectifkd dead, will take place on
Saturday instead of Sunday, as previously
Mated. Tbe Memorial services, however,
will be held on Sandav. At noon, to-mor
row, tbe militia will assemble on Scbetntf
J.ora street, we ngnt resting on FUtbtub
(.rssHK. Tbe Potiee, band, and clergy in i
carriages; hearse?, escorted, by tbe military;
relatives and carriages.
THE CITZSN'a PROCESSION
will move at one o'clock. The cervices in
ths cemetery will consist -of prayers, ad
dr?se3 and fciojing by the choral society.
The bodies will be taken from the two
morgues by the undertakers without special
ceremony. Each coffin is to be carried in a
seperate vehicle to the placo Of. assembly,
on Schermcrhorn street, which will bs kept
free from tho ordinary travel while the
cortege is forming The places: of busuess
will Le closed between the hours of one
and three. The lot in
is on the summit of an elevation. It is
circular, and nearly sixty feet in diameter.
The rise from the circumference to the cen
ter is about two feet. The ground was
presented by the cemetery association, and
tho plan for tbe arrangement of. tbe coffins
was made by Comptroller Perry. In order
that the services may not bs marred by the
presence of an unsightly hill of fresh earth
thrown up by grave diggers, Comp
troller l'erry has voluntered to
have all the earth car led away and
afterwards carried back ngain.
A CIRCULAR TRENCH
fourteen feet wide will be dug completely
around the inside of the circumference.
This will leave the center of the plat for a
monument about 13 feet in diameter. In
the trench the bodies will belaid with their
feet towards the center, and as cJomj as may
be necessary. The workmen are busily en
gaged digging the trench ttday. The
lot is ou Battle avenue, near the exit for
funerals. All coffins are to be alike. They
will be plain, but tasteful in construction,
the only ornament being a double row of
diamond-headed tacks. It is supposed that
not more thau 100 vehicles will be needed.
ABOUr THREE TII0U3AND lUFANTRT,
under the command of Gen. Thomas C.
DaLin, will form the escort. Line of march
will be through Flatbush avenue to Sixth
avenue, thence to Third street, thence to
Fourth avenue and to Twenth-fifth street,
which leads to the cemetery. Services
Sunday afternoon willbj held in Hooley's
Opera House, Park Theatre and the Acad
emy of Music The vocal music will be
under the direstion of F. W. Loveioy, and
the instrumental music under the direction
of li. Cantemo, band-master ot the 23rd
THE DEAD MARCH.
New York. December 9. Tbe funeral
of Harry Murdock and Claude Burroughs
will take place to-morrow from the ''Little
Church around the Cjrncr." The expenses
will be borne by Mr. Sheridan Shook and
A. M. Palmer, lessees of the burned thea
tre and J roprietors of the Union Square
1 heatre. 1 he members of the two theatres
have adopted resolutions tendering their
sympathies to their managers, and holding
them blameless for the awful catastrophe.
The following assignments for the
in Brooklyn, Sunday, have been made:
Academy of Music Scripture, A. 8. Hunt,
D. 1).; prayer, DrvE. S. Porter; addresses,
Dr. W. J. Budington, Judge Geo. G. Rey
nolds, Dr. James T. Durien, Ker. F. W.
Stimie ; German benediction, Rev. Geo. F.
Kittell. Park I heatre Scripture, 1MV.
Chas. Eruller; prayer, Dr. Thomas; ad-dre-es,
Theodore Cuyler, Ex-Alderman J.
A. Taylor, Rev. Dr. Bancroft, Rabbi Bron
denstein ; German bendediction by tte pas
ter of the Church ot Incarnation, ilooley's
Opera Jlonre Scripture, S. B. nolliday;
prayer, II. Knye; addressea, Dr. David In
glty, Hon. Mr. Strong, Rev. Henry Ward
Beecher, Rev. Chas. B. Schulu; German
benediction, Rev. Merrickson.
CERVICES ARE TO BE HELD
simultaneously at 2 o'clock. At a meeting
of the clergymen invited to the memorial
service, Father Malone said the usage of
his church would not permit him to
officiate in any cf the exercises, bat he
would be only too glad to co-operate, per
sonally, as far as he could. His own
church had been sadly affected, and he
should hold appropriate services at the
missionary meeting in the Church of the
Pilgrims. Last night the regular Mission
ary collection was dispensed with and a
collection of S129 taken up to defray the
expenses of the burial of three sons of Mrs.
Rose, members of the church.
to the morgue and the Adams street market,
where the bodies and fragments of bodies
are taken, were sold on the streets for 25
THE SCENE OF THE HORRIBLE CATASTROPHE
In Brooklyn was almost deserted this morn
in; in consequence of the unsafe condition
of tbe walls. That part of Washington street,
from the post-otlice to Johnson street, was
enclosed by a barrier of rope, guarded by a
cordon of police, and no pedestrians were
permitted to traverse it. The bitter wind
and driving dust aided the police in the
execution of their duties. Within the
ruins a number of workmen were engaged
THE DANGEROUS WALL,
and the firemen re-umtd their labors soon
after one o'clock. Almost the whole inter
ior of the theatre has now been explored.
The vestibule has been cleared out, from
the front entrance to the staircase, and this
afternoon a heap of rubbish beneath the
sraircasc will be removed. The parquette
has been thoroughly searched, and there
cow remains but a few parts of the stage
A SAD DISCOVERY
was nis.de this morning. Among the ruins
of the stage it was thought that the frag
ment of the human body found Thursday,
near the corpse of pocr Burroughs, was all
that remained of the actor, Murdock. This
proved not to be the case, for tbe body of
Murdock, or rather part of it, was found
this morning and clearly identified. It ap
pears that the workmen, engaged in clear
ing the stage yesterday, noticed a strong
oder proceeding from a heap of brick, near
tbe lelt proscencenium box, and came to
the conclusion that a dead body lay beneath
it. This morning the bricks were carefully
removed, and beneath them were found
parts of the charred body of a man's right
leg. About one-third ot the right side- of
trunk had escaied
THE FURY OF THE FLAXES.
The head and npper part of the body
were consumed. One of the firemen no-
twea mat a piece ol blade velveteen ad-
to the knee of the leg. and this fact
caused the belief that the remains were
those of Murdock. Tbey were afterwards
examined hj Col. Grelet, Learanie Rogers
and Miss Xt illiama, and were fully identi
fied by them as being those of Murdock.
They not only recognized the velveteen
fragment as a part of tbe costume of tbe
cripple "Pierre," in the ''Two Orphan," but
also the buttons with which the knee
breeches had been fastened.
THE CHARRED FRAGMENTS)
were then removed by the undertaker, who
will preserve them until instructions are
received from the friends of the dead man.
Two women and two men are to-day added
to the already long list of missing.
THE EAST SITES.
At 15 minutes before 12 tbe neighbor
hood of Schermerhorn street and Flatbush
avenue was deserted. Jo crowds were
waiting to see the procession, and there
was no procession to be seen. The bitterly
cold weather has caused Gen. Dakin to
countermand the onjers issued yesterday to
the local militia, and only those members
of regiments who volunteered their services
will take part in the funeral procssstoc.
IN FRONT Or THE MORUUE
cng lines of wagons, draped in black, were
drawn up, ami undertakers were directing
the removal of the coffined bodies and pre
paricg to carry them ta their boral place.
Along Flatbush avenue, through which the
funeral procession is to pass, the shops are
closed and emblems of mourning appear
upon many doors and windows. Many oi
the stores in the principal streets are also
THE LAST tCXmC.
Tbe curtain rose, this morcier. noon tbe
last act of the fearful tragedy, which began
with the fire in Brooklyn Tuesday evening.
Special services will beheld in the different
places to-morrow, in accordance with the
programme, bnt the burial of the bodies of
the victims this alternoon was a fitting end
to one of the
MOST DOLEFUL UBT0SII3
of modern times. ThU morning all the
bodies in the morgue were removed to the
temporary dead boose, in the old market,
where there were, in all, one hundred
A hundred coffins, with German silver
mountings, were brought in and placed up
on iae uuor, uu jqmj uicu me umaeBtmea
and destitute dead were placed. Fifty-six
bearers and undertaker's wagons drew up
at the entrance on Adams street, and tbe
remains were lifted into thea. There were
two coffins each in a number of vehicles.
in forming tbe processioB was caased by
the desire of persons ia tbe iWi street
Borgse to coatiaae tbetr eiarw for tbe
identification of frienJ?, tnd several addi-1
t:onal bodies were recognized. Hie tiirosg I
abaat the market was vcrr Itrze. and
na me t
utmost excitement prevailed. Shortly at
ter olc o'clock . !
THE GHASTLY CORTEGE
Btarted through lkwrune place, and then
entered Schermerhorn street. Hundred cl
men, women and children followed, rush
ing along tbe sidewalk in a state of great
agitation. When the hearses and wagons
reached Schermerhorn ttreet they
were formed in parallel lines, and
there was a delay of nearly three quarters
of an hour. Although the weather was
bitterly cold, and the cutting wind blowing
a gale, the neighborhood of Schermerhorn
street and Flatbush axenue was crowded
with participants and sympathetic specta
tors, sadness in the faces of the women wait
ing on the pavements was very markd.
The soldiers who were awaiting orders to
move, suffered intensely front the cold. It
was 20 minutes to two when
THE ORDER TO MARCH
was given. The procession immediately
moved from the head of Schcmerhorn street
into Flatbush avenue, amid general mourn
ing, and timed by the measured roll of
drums, and the titful sobbing of almost
broken hearts withiu the hou-es and out
side. Far along the wide avenue, and
across Broad street, many an eye was
moist, and many a lip quivering as the dead
BORNE TO GREENWOOD,
leaving behind them Bacred memories and
cruel poverty, which will not soon be ef
faced, and by their very stillness acd seclu
sion appealing more loudly than the noise
of words in behalf of their stricken and
famishing loved ones, and for a wise and
generous charity. Compared with other
funeral prjcessions, the great procession of
of its own in the number and appearance
of the many crisped and dismembered
forms. Occupants of the carriages all of
them the nearest friends of the dead none
of them, as is so often tbe case, distant re
latives and mere acquaintances, with tear
less and conventional sadnesj were distinct
and terrible features. But one feature
which pervaded the scene and lent to it a
distinctive and deeply touching significance,
were the manifestations of popular sympa
thy and sorrow, with which the communi
ty had been afflicted, acd sadness was com
mon. Many of private and almost all of
the public buildings were heavily draped.
AH flags were at half-mast, and torn by the
wind almost into shreds, as if the great oc
casion had a right to-all the service they
could ever render. An immense crowd had
assembled in Flatbush avenue, just beyond
its junction with Schermerhorn street, and
as the cortege filed into the formers thor
oughfare, the great mass of humanity
moved with it. Intensely cold weather
seemed now to have little or no
effect on the people, there were men, wo
men and children completely blocking up
the avenue, and surging out in tbe carriage
way. The police kept a wide space open
for the procession, which moved slowly up
the avenue, tho people pressing on and en
deavoring, apparently, to approach as near
ly as possible to the hearse, acd wagoas
bearing fragmentary remains of victims of
the play-house tragedy, windows ol
houses were filled with spectators, and
far ahead along the avenue was black with
human beings. Arriving at Sixth avenue,
the ciilumu proceeded down that avenue,
passed private residences, with their peo
pled windows, court-yards and trcops. A
vast crowd accompanied tho precision
which then turned into Third street and
moved down toward Fourth avenue. There
was a perfect gale blowing, and when the
procession reached Fourth avenue immense
clouds of dust were driven across its dreary
path, and progress was made with consid
erable difficulty ; thence the line of inarch
was continued to Twenty-fifth street, and
up Twenty-fifth to Greenwood, the beauti
ful city of the dead. There was a tremen
dous crowd at GreenwooJ, and as the cor
tege parsed through the gate tbe bell in
the tower tolled mournfully. On cither
side, along the pathways, on the hillsides,
and invading private plots, the people
were gathered. Turning to the left, the lu
neral party proceeded to Battle ave , where,
about 1,500 yards from the entrance of the
cemetery, a trench had been prepared for
the reception of the dead. A great crowd
was near, and just within the cemetery
they were formed about the vast grave, the
site being en the slope of the hill, and
completely exposed to the cold, which was
almost in sufferable, but still people held
their places. There was no delay in re
moving the bodies lrom the hearses ami
wagons and depositing them in the regular
were begun. The Rev. Noah H. Ec'ienck
read the beautiful burial services of the
Episcopal church, which were listened to
attentively by those who were within
reach of his voice. There was an
mingled with the solemnity of the scene.
Hundreds of people wept, the tears freezing
on their cheeks as they issued from their
eyes. After the reading or the services, the
Rev. A. P. Putnam, ofthe Unitarian Church
of Our Saviour, addressed the assemblage.
The Rev. A. Stewart Walsh, a Baptist cler
gyman, offered a fervent prayer at the con
clusion of Mr. Putnam's remarks, and the
serviees-wsre then brought to a close with a
benediction by the Rev. Joseph O'Dell.
Previous to the
DISMISSAL OF THE ASSEMBLAGE
the choral societies sang a hymn. The
people then departed, and all was ended,
except the enduring agony of the widow and
New York, December 7. The descrip
tion given by persons who were in the gal
lery of the Brooklyn theatre at the time of
tbe disaster is heartrending and horrible.
Alfred A Jones gives the following account
of tbe scene : 1 was seated next tj the
front row, but, seeing that something was
wrong on the stage, X moved up to the en
trance ot the tier.- hile my back was
turned shrieks were heard, and the mass of
people in the gallery arose in wild confu
sion. I cannot describe the scene as it was.
They were climbing over seats, gripping
each other by the clothes, and 'struggling
frantically to get ahead of one another. I
saw one man smash a fellow in the face
who would not yield to him in the passage,
and a big, powerful woman tore her way
through and came toward me with scarcely
any clothes on her back and with
BLOOD STREAMING FROM HER NOSTRILS.
Two decent-looking boys got together in
the front row, and I saw them clambering
over seats and squeezing their bodies
through the crowd. One of them was
thrown down, and the other turned acd
called him wildly by name. I got down
among the first that escaped, and didn't
wait to see what happened. i
A tall, stout man, who said he was a
truckman, gave a very vivid description of
the scene. "When the uproar began," he
-1 1T ...1 I .1 S-f- .. .
Biu, x was bci?u iu iue luir, aoout ine
middle of the gallery, and three or four
seals from the front. I never saw any
thing like it. All the people in the gal
lery seemed to be crowding one on top of
another. There were men there who seem
ed perfectly frantic. The yells acd shrieks
I shall never forget to my dying day. 'My
wife is down stairs 1' one man cried out, 'let
me get her outl' 'We're all safe if you only
be orderly !' another cried. .At the same
time, however, he was making the most
strenuous exertions to get through the
throng. The weakest went down one after
another, and the strongest rushed recklessly
over them. I could actually hear the
bones cracking as the men jumped on the
writhing, straggling, helpless mass beneath
them. The cries that ascended amid ths
uproar were beartrendering.
'MY OODl HAVE MERCY ON ME I'
one voice repeated several times. One man
managed to crawl from a heap of prostrate
bodies, but tbe struggling throng rushed
against him and be spun round towards me
and fell almost at ay feet. I tried to lift
him, but he groaned once or twice and gave
a lew gasps, ana all was over, vt hen 1 saw
it was to be life or death, I made for the
door. All I've been telling took place in a
few seconds, but there is a picture in my
mind I could not paint. When I got out
I walked over bodies three or four deep."
wasamoez tbe very last to set out of the
gallery. He gives the following account of
the calamity : "I got in from the row near
the stage. I saw the fire from tbe very
first. As I looked up to the gallery the
scene wss tbe most terrific that one could
imagine. Men and boys were tearing one
over another, and tbe shrieks and oaths
were awfuL One man clambered op tbe
heap, and was spun round and round on
the head of tbe throng, be was flung with a
crash IcooJd distinctly hear against the back
of the gallery. Every one wa for himself,
and men aseesed to become wild beasts.
Tbey were threatening and tearing one
another wltbtbeir beads. Seats were piled
witbpwetrrtebsmMbsiags, and, at swc
cesstul stragglers forced their way over the
gasping lorms mat i- r cu arounu, omers
wno ntu been ctuju ta iarrjisjuiiiy ieii
as they l;s: tnc support r.i me uvisg.
There was nothing fit it but for myself,
and some others who" had waited,
TO WALK OVER THE PILES OF BODIES
on the floor. They were slippery with
blood. Hands ar.d fet were protruded
here and there, which showed that life was
still in s-ime of theci. By this time the
smoke was dene, and tbenohe and shout
ing from the lower part of the house were
terrible. I and some others managed to
get to the stairway, and we went down in a
mass how I couldn'rtell you. All this I
have been describing took place in less
than two minutes. One man who got out
in the crowd just before me showed me his
arm, which had been bitten almost to the
New York. December 11. John Cum-
merson, fly man in tbe Brooklyn Theatre,
and who was injured in trie disaster, uieu
yesterday. The fire marshal obtained
from him the following testimony :
I had charge cf the flies, and
s vw TnE FIRE
break out. It commenced in the centre of
the building, in the rigging to the left
among the borders or drop crutaics. I
think the draft brought the borders in con
tact with the light. There were wire cov
ers over the light. We thought to pre
vent the borders from toachirg the lights.
The borders did not get rut of order in any
way. They went up-right enough, but
when I came to Jet them down they dragg
ed. I tried to put the greeu curtain down
and it broke, Nothing broke before the
fire. Tnis was
COMMENCEMENT OF THE TROUBLE.
I was unfastening the grooves when cne
of the men tried to put out the fire with a
pole, but could not do it. We had no fire
hose attached. I saw hydrants in the
building, tinder and on the stage, but no
ho9e. We had
TWO OTHER FIRES
in the theatre shortly before this at one.
One was in the box office and the other on
the stage. I think tbe doors leading to
Johnston street were all clear. The alarm
was given to the police pretty soon after
the fire was discovered, but the audience
were not notified of it for three or four min
utes. I kept the curtain down as long-as
I could. In eoinz down 1 found 1 had
staid longer than I should have done, and
could not get out. On tbe landing
I MET MURDCCK,
and he went right up to his room. I saw
him drop from the heat and smoke. I
jumped out of a window on flood's alley,
leading from the first landing. Murdock
and Burroughs first went down the stage to
get out, and when they lound the heat was
too great they went up stairs again. Other
stage hands got out of the door on Johnson
street. I was on the ether side acd could
not reach that door. If I had had a lire
hose and water on the stage, or in the flic,
I could have
PUT OUT THE FIRE
before it gained such headway. It blazed
up rapidly. Bill Layton saw it first and
said. "I think that is a tire." 'ihis was
the first I saw of it.
A SAD CASE.
Daniel T. Collins, of 101 President street,
perished in the fire, and the suspense which
the alilicted family underwent, tilt the und
ing of his body, wrought so injuriously on
the condition of Wm. H. Collins, who was
ill, that brain fever resultsd and he died
AMONG THE MISSING.
Robert Still, brother of Daniel Still, one
of those who perished in the theatre, is also
. . ,, ti TV li- . r
missing. Also Joan u. tiarmrr, oi ij
Atlantic Avenue, and it is supposed he was
killed in the theatre. Of the
TWO HUNDRED AND NINETY-FIVE
persons who perished in the fire, and
of whern 190 have been identified, all but
42 were males. 11 of the victims were from
New York. Fifty-three were between 15
and 20 years of age, 51 between 20 and 25,
20 betveen 25 and 40, 15 between 30 and
35, and 12 were over 50 years.
John McGinniw, an old employe of the
Brooklyn "Eagle," is among the killed, with
two lady friends, whom he had escorted to
thi theatre. He was about thirty-five years
old, and was well known in Brooklyn. It
is likely that he bravely remained with his
lady friends until the lat. He was an old
fireman of the foinier Volunteer Depart
ment, accuittonied to battling with flame.
cool-hejded and rapid in decision, and if
he had been alone, would undoubtedly have
found means to ocapc.
Stuart Campbell liana, a young reiorter
on thestaffof the "Commercial Advertiser,"
of New York, is among the victims of tlie ca
lamity. He is known to have vfcitcd the
theatre on the night of the fire, and he has
not been seen since. lie wao only eighteen
A BRAVE OFFICER.
Officer Patrick McKean, of tie Central
Office squad, who was detailed to preserve
order in the gallery of the theatre, is among
tbe dead, lie was a good olhcer, and bad
been made a member of the Centrai Squad
for his exemplary conduct. He was seen
working bravely in the vetibule of the the
atre, trying to get the panic-stricken people
to move out in an orderly manner. Just
before the fatal blast of smoke-and gas fill
ed the entire building it was noticed that
he was exhausted by his hard labors ; that
he had lost his bat, and that his coat had
been torn from him by the surging crowd.
It is supposed that he was precipitated,
when tbe floor give way, into the horrible
pit from which so many dead were taken
yesterday. Officer McKean was a young
man about thirty years of age, and the
support of a widowed mother.
the janitor's effective woek.
From the New York-Times J
Mr. Sweeney, the janitor, stated : I was
standing at the Bide door, back of the par
quette, when I heard the noise of the people
jumping up on the seats; I saw spark
coming through the roof of the scene or
mimic house. I then said to the parties
nearest the door, who were were struggling
to get out, "For God's sake, gentlemen,
don't hurry, and you will all get out in plen
ty of time," The utmost confusion and ex
citement prevailed. I then got my lantern,
which was close at hand, and started for the
stage, where the fire was. I met Mrs. Far
ren, who played "Mother Frochard," and a
lady and gentleman coming through the
stage passage, under the auditorium. She
begged to be showd the way out. "Certain
ly," I said,
I brought'them to the staircase leading to
the lobby, where tbey could get out into
the street with safety. I then returned to
the stage by the same passage, Juntier the
audi to rum, and when I got to the top of
tbe stairs I heard a great noise, when ev
erything teemed to fall on tbe stage with a
great crash. Immediately after a gust of
wind blew the gas out. ibe lire and smoke
became so strong that I had to return
down the stairs, back into the same pas
sage. I then went under the stage and
cried out, "if there is any one there, come
this war and I will show vou out." I re
ceived no reply, and tbe smoke became so
dense that 1 had to return into the lobby.
I went to the dress circle staircase, where
there was quite a jam of exciud people, all
struggling to get down the stairs at the
same time. I
PICKED UP A LADY
as I was going up stairs, who had fallen
down acd was getting trampled en. -I
brought her down the stairs and placed ber
la charge of a gentleman who was with her;
I then returned to the dress circle stairs,
where I met'District Engineer Farley and
Sergeant John CainJ; .we managed to
get up to the first landing, and
found a young ltdjj lying there insen
sible, all cut and bruised about the
face ; Mr. Van Sicklen, one oi the stage ma
chinists, carried her out of the theatre and
into tbe station house; we then pushed our
war to tbe top landing on tbe dress circle
stairs ; Mr. Farley at that moment took ay
lantern from me as to get light into the
drees circle, to see if any people were there;
WE BAEG OUT,
"If there is anyone in there come this way,"
we repeated the call a dozen times, but saw
bo one and received no answer. At this
time tbe engines were about getticg to work
outside, and the smoke was so dense that
we had to coaae down stairs. Tbe fire had
reached the lobby. We were driven down
tlu atpa tf tti tnfikv k !. .f a!
asoke aad fire, which seemed to nrocecii
Iron tike dress-circle aad auditorium down
stairs. I lound I could not do anything
more. I spoke to Officer Chambers and
aked him to go up-stairs and see about
Mr. Thorp's family. They lired OTer the
tain entrance. I followed the officer short
ly after, aad helped to bring tbe family and
a portion of their baggage down-stair.
There were Mr. Thorp, wife, daughter, ser
Taat girl, aad a lady friend, Mrs. Keid by
JX XHZ DUB CXBCLK.
Frose tketWrsr York HeriU.
ttw "Barald" Tffiesuitatiye
leaving the morgue a gentlezneLt wai strng- J
glicg to get ia rt the door provided cnlyj
lor efcres, making a pitsous appeal to a"
Ei&n in blue inside to ;ennil him to enter i
to March for a dear friend, who wassuppes- f
ed to be amenj the cnarred remains within.
He said Le was in the theatre at the time
of the fire, with his wife and a friend.
They were in the drees circle, well away
from the doer. No sooner had he ct his
eyes upon ili Claxton, who was upon the
tags when the curtain rose, than he taw
fUmes darting up among the border work.
At first he thought the gas had been turned
on too full, and the jets were spurting up
in consequence. Suddenly the word "Fire"
rang out from the gallery. Then a woman
hastenedto Miss Claxton and acted in a
most excited manner, as if urging her to
get up and leave. His wife clutched at
his shoulder and said,
"TEE HOUSE IS AFIRE;
let us make for the door." .In an instant he
saw it was a rush for life. People in the
better parts of the house began attemnticc
to quiet the fear3 of the people by exclaim
ini? : "Sit down " "Keep your seatt I" etc
But a panic had apparently occurred in
the eillrr. There was a terrible noise.
Some could be heard jumping from seat to
. r i ;.; . . ... r .1.a n.
seai, icsicau oi waiting logti uui u ; u
dinary manner. Immediately the stream
of people fiom the inside reached the doors,
there was a block-, 'a he names snot up
arnomr the scenes, behind tbe covIUmj, and
swept over to the roof, oyer the orchestra
ana auditorium, Clinging to me wiiiiig,
it were, darticc wider and wider each in
stant over tbe heads of the struggling peo
ple in the dress circle. olumes of smoke
began to descend in an oblique line from
tbe top of the stae. At this lime his wife
fainted, and he took her up ia his arms".
His Iriend disappeared, and has not since
SAVED HIS WIFE.
Now there was a desperate struggle. Per
sons from the gallery and elsewhere had
blocked the doors, and there were many be
hind him in the dress circle, pushing vio
lently, one even clutching at the head of
his wife as she hun? over his shoulder.
Slowly they were making for the doors,
when the flames from the ceiling seemed to
dart down and meet tne jets from the gasa
lier. Then there was dreadful yelling and
crowding at the doors, men and women
struggling desperately for every inch gain
ed. A horrible accident occurred. A lady
partly suffocated, like the rest of them, had
fallen and could cot be lifted, and was evi
dently trampled to death. But there was
no time to think. He passed over several
forms. Looking behind for an instant he
saw there was a frightful panic in the the
atre. The gas or something else had ex
ploded, the lights were out, the flames roar
ed and the pieces ot wood and piaster ieii
upon the heads ot those at a distance.
"ME2CY !" "MY GCD, SAVE ME I"
and names of husbands and brothers were
shouted. The heat was intense, for the fire
was rapidly closing upon them. Arms
were thrown up in an attempt to force a
passage, as men somes do when swimming.
and dozens must have been swept under
and trodden to death. He had now nearly
reached the dour. All at once a fearful
crash came, as if the gallery or ceiling had
r,iu utivt .H-ir HMn!-
seemed to be shouted from a hundred lips.
He turned, as he felt the fresh air blow
tiDon his face, and saw behind something
like a dark wall. He then felt that at
least 150 people were shut in to certain de
struction. But the groaning and yelling
continued wore than ever. iJeyond this
wall he could see bright flames, which
seemed to swell and surge in a terrible
manner. On gaining the street he found
ttill more excitement ; but he had to hurry
to Flatbush avenue, where he lived, to have
his wife attended to,a she remained in a
fainting condition. He was at the morgue
to look for his poor friend.
This was told in such a pathetic, straight
forward manner, that it was impossible to
attribute any of the terror to imagination.
Chicago, III., December 12. The Re
publicans, at noon to-day, began firing 1S5
guns in token of their belief in and gratifi
cation over the election of Hayes and
BALLOTING FOR SENATOR.
Columbia, S. C, December 12. In the
Democratic houe, to-day, a ballot was
taken for United States Senator. There
were fourteen candidate. The vots ranged
from 1 toll. The highest vote was cast
for Gen. M. C. Butler, of Edjefield.
Troops are arriving from Florida. Every
thing is quiet, and there is co excitemen?
The ballot in the Republican house for
U. S. Senator resulted in favor of U. S. Dis
trict Attornev D. T. Csrbin, who received
5S votes out of CG cast. In the Senate Yr
bin received 17, and Gary, IX-mccrat, 12
votes. Corbin was declared tltcted, and
both houses then adjourned.
Terre Hute, led, December II.
Moringer's "Tivoli," a costly building, cov
ering extensive .wine cellars, was burned
this morning. Lo-, $70,000 ; insurance,
Denver. CoL. December 12. The Lcgis-
ture. to-dav. elected Hoa. Henry M. Teiler
as United btates Senator for six years, com
mencing next March.
Judgment of tlie- Public !
Daring the pist Ave years the public have
careiullr obseiTeiltb wonrtertul eureaaeeoni
plUhtd lrom the use ot VEGtfTINE. remits
usirnanyanaXUictcd snBer-rSiaa been reetoreil
to periect health, after having expended a email
lortune In procuring ruedical.aiIT.ee acd tb
Uinicx pouoaous itineral medicines.
IU medical propertied are Alterative, Tonic,
So vent and Minn-tic. There is n die..e uf
the human n I item lor which the VEObTINK
cannot Le usal with rerlecrtaleiy, as it does
not contiin any metallic or tolsonous coa.
ponnl. It is eiimpoaed exeimive'y of barks,
rooU and herba; it ia verr p!eiant to take,
every child likes It. It is aire and reliable, al
the iollowia; evidence wilt ahow:
The ffillnwlnr nnaolleited testimonial from
Rev. O. T. WaTtur. I. V. formerly pastor of
Boa-Join Smare Church. Boston, ana at preaenj
settled in jTovMence, U. U. must be deemed
as reliable evidence. Ko one should fall ta ob
serve that this t-stim&nial Is the remit of two
years' exp-rtenee with the U'Sof VKGKTINMn
tho Itev. Mr. Wa'ter family, who now pro
nounces it invaluable:
PaoviDzscs, E. X., 161 Tranalt Street.
U.S. 8tive, Eti-:
I feet bound to expreia with, tar signature the
k'gh value I place upon your YEGETIMS. My
family have ueed il far the laat two j'an. In
nervous debility it la invaluable, and I recom
mend it to all who may need an invigorating;
renovating tonie. O. T. tVALK KB,
Furmerly 1'aitor ef TJowdoln ciuare Church,
A Walking Miracle.
Dear Sir Thoajh a ttrsnftr, I 'want to in
form you what VEUETINK has dons for me.
Last Coriilmu rcrofuls mad. Its appanrc3
in my aiitem larg running ulcers appearing
on m, as lodowi: One on each of mr arm.
one on my thigh, whlta exteadei to the seat,
on. on my haaa, whlco eat into tb. akull hone,
one on mr left leg, which bMaue ao bad tha
two physicians cams to amputate tbe limo.
though upon consultation concluded not to do
so. as mt- whole body was full of Scrofula;
tbey deemed It advisable ta cut the aore, which
wai painrul twyond description, and there mi
quart of matter ran from this one aore.
Tbe physicians all ave me up tn die, and
raid they could da no mora far me. Both of siy
ie;s were urswn up to my seat, and it was tnougat
If I did get up again f would be a cripple lor
When in this condition I saw VEGETISE
adTe.il ed, and commenced taking it In March,
uJ followed an wits It until I end used six
teen boitl.i, anJ tula morning I ant golog ta
plough corn, s well man. Ail my townsmen
say it Is a miracle to see me round walking aid
In conclusion I will add, when I was enduring
such great autierinj from that dreadful dlsoaae,
UcrolsiK, I prayed ivlhe Lord above to take me
out of this world, but as Vr.GETI!E nasrtstot.l
to m. the blessings of health, I doslre more than
ter to live, that i snay be of some service to niy
feUow-sstn, and I know of no better way to ai I
tnHeiiagOiumacity, fthan to iscJcse yon this
atataatent of my case, with, aa earnt hoi e that
yon will publish It, and it will afford ma pleasure
to reply to any commaaleatlcn whlca I may
I am, air, very ress eetfully,
Avery, Eerriea.Co., llkb., July 10. 1372.
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VEr.EII.--E, fori do not lhlnl .roUn can be
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vns ma oreaaiui oiseswe vsuns, ana naa sacn
bad coughing spell that it would seen as tfeanga
IcooJd never breathe any more; an! VBGETLoE
hs. cured me; and I do feel to thank God all the
time that tnere la so good a sudieias ss VEOK
TLSE, and I also think It one t f the beat medicines
for coughs and weak sinking IeUrgj st tbe atm
aeh, and advise arery body to take the VtTlE
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Note: ask for PONE'S ZXTBAC?
Take no ether.
HRte. fev I Trtllaveak aCexcenet
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yror&& fprc'esaLnesj sndpronat cora
tlTS vlrtacs caaact bo excelled.
GXUME. W ttaMr caa iSord ta Nr wtttoat
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3Top2y relirrcs paJas or Barns, rcatds,
3!xrarlations, f.knGngs OI4 Sorcn,
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-mires fli-ccratlons asalieals rap Jly-
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VAE150SJ YtiBS.-Itis thaoa!rcc-e tat
' tti3trrin.?ua danisms eociLtica.
RIDJUT DISSASE'.-Ittiaao equal lorperra
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IHSJAT!SSI, M5SAIG1A, TKfcmeho aJ
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KTSUIAka ot aUKbooU who aro araa!n'l
wtih land's Eitrnct ef V Itch Hazel n
ecus end i tin their practire. W c hare letters ot
camsicadaUan&ota hundreds of 1'bTtIctis.t,
maayof whom order it lor cjein liicirowa
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enter its n-e for Nirciiincs of all klcib,
QaimjtSare Tkroat, IndnmcJTinslL,
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ed Feet. Stisjtaricreta,21iqiUses,
c!c Chapieit Hand Fnar, and lain
r a mann a o f tidn di.-cu.
TOILET USE.-KenoTstSorcsiea Jtonafceesst
lid Mnartlcct Leala Cts lnptloa,
tad aia plea. 1 1 rertf ret. ivttjorazs, aud . r
Jraha, wtCe wonderfully liaproir&s tho
TO FARMERS. P"P Extract. No Sfoci
(Lit Is cfd bysittheLeadiagLiTeryStab,
txreet 1 tailroidj acd Ci t llor-cm-alo Kcw
Tort City. IthinocccilfcrSpnilB,naT
rtM or (SaiUlo CaaSna-a, BUITncw,
tvrntrlies, SrelUas,Cat9, Larcratlccu
itlerdiae, Faenissle, Coile.IHatrbira,
Ctitll, Cold, etc Its range of action Is wide,
sad tie relief it afford Is ao prompt that it Is
lQTiiaabis la crcry Fam-Tard aaweUas In
CTcry Vara -Loese. Let It he tried once, acd
mo will serer be withoct It.
CAtfTICft. Pond nairmct has been Imitated.
Tcegeaojse article haa the words Faesl'a Er
tract hlo'xn ia each bottla. Ills prepared by
thconlr llTluirhoeTerksew ho
lop-epare it propetlr. Kefsaeall other pre
-.nCoss of iich Han L Tfcia is the only
trtlcle oed by Physician, and lathe hwpt.
til of thU conntry an d Europe.
CISTCBT ARO DSU OF, Mi FJTRAC7,
'&RW3L "'" "
FORTY V U.VCS EETOitU Till! I'LUUvX
SYMPTOMS OF WORMS.
THE countenance is pale and Iesdcn
colorcd, with occasional flus'ics, or
a circumscribed spot on one or both
checks; the eyes bccomcdull; thepupiLs
dihte ; an azure semicircle run, along
the lower eye-lid ; the nose is irritated,
swells, and sometimes bleeds; a swell
ing of the tipper lip ; occasional head
ache, with humming or throbbing of
the ears ; an unusual j.ecrction of saliva;
slimy or furred tongue; breath very
foul, lurtitularlr m the morning; ap
petite variable, sometimes oracioti3,
.vithagnawinsensationof the stomach,
a: other-, entirely pone; fleering j.ain';
in t..e st(iiu.h ; occasional nauea and
tosnnrv'; violent pains throughout tne
abdor.iu: ; bowck irrcgulsr, at times
rotive ; mooK -iiTiy ; not tinfrcquently
tinged with blood ; belly swollen and
hard: urine tnrbid; respiration ocm
Monally iiiT n't, aitd accompanied by
hiaou''; ccig'i sometimes dry and
convuUr. e ; u.itasv and disturbed sleep,
with grindirg o the teeth; temper
variali.., but generally irritable, &c.
Vhenevcr the above symptom";
are found io tixist,
DR. C. MSLANE'S VERMIFUGE
"Will certainly effect a cure.
IT DOES NOT CONTAIN" MERCURY
in any form ; it is an innocent prepa
ration, no! Citpcblc cf doing the slightest
injury Ij the i::ost tender infant.
The generis Ds. M?Lanr's Vermi
fuge bear., the signturcs of C. MVLank
mil Flejiin'g Iteoj. on the wrapper.
SR. C. M9LANE'S
These Pilta are not recommended a?
t remedy for "all the ills that llcsh U
heir to," but in affections of the Liver,
and in all IIiIioiisComplainLs.DysjM.'pbia
and Sick Headache, or diseases of that
character, they stand without a rival.
AGUE AND FEVER.
No better cathartic can be used pre
paratory to, or after taking Quinine.
As a simple purgative they arc un
BEWARE OP X3HTATIOXS.
The genuine arc never sugar coated.
Each box has a red wax seal on the
lid, with the impression Dit. MLane's
Each wrapper bears the signatures of
C. M?Lane and Fleming Bros.
Sold by all respectable druggists and
country storekeepers generally.
DR. J. BRYAN,
COJiSULTISU PHYSICIAN OF 7BK
Cllaton Medical ana Surgical fastltBte,
147 Ettt Ntttsntfc Ilrast. New r-re.
Guarantees tbe moat SclenUflc Treatment acd a
Bpreir aad Permanent Cur. in all caaea.
ills specia-lj lor thirty years has been
DISEASES OF MEN.
Every Chrome disease It treated, bat special
attention is given by him to .Disease otlhe Kid
neys. Bladder and Generative system, ISright's
Disease, IHabeUa, ttemiral Weakness-, Neivous
Debtlltr. !mj.otocj. Strlcure, and all dlseaaea
ol a private nature, and all who are anSering,
are requested to send particulars of tbetr condi
tion vs hens cand A opinion wIU be given, the
probability ot core, the lime required and the
The Medical Teen are Moderate.
aix caaxairoXDCBCK ts3ctt.t co.vrioa.TnsL.
incur, asatasuss lfa srscur. bisaaaia.
are employed, that save never tailed in effectics;
cures, and which have been need many yeaie
Witn atiafact-ry r. anlts, aad are therefor reli
able, and II a full statement of the ajmptosas ia
given, reaedleaean be tent by mail r express
for a full course at one tima witnoat the neceas!
Msaccsr, and all o'her poltoaoos drafts, saa
aavxx can it this latT.Tcra
'The CItry of a Teatag 3anVa Is) 1 His
and be who test obtains this glory, best fulBU
DR. BUT AW iatke aatawr ofaeerfei of
eaattoauia. Objects belovaod which every
man should read:
Ott the DesresuratitMt eflsuritss Veaih,
Dlaetstt. tba IT.sutalsi tf a Thesunael Ytre,
Ilrgseae, rod Essentials, asradih, Chronic,
Xaligaauitaad Organic Diseases.
These lectures are of nntoM value to every
mn but m re especially to the-se who ore al
ready afflicted ith Orinis Ureases, i-hyaicu!
Derangement ef tbe STt'n. Loss of Tftal
roree, htrvcas Denilit,. orwhoaie wear and
despondent, and notaflrareot tne prtelse natuu
of their disess;, and who deeire lb- brat Infcr
mtUon on the tufjeer. Tbe volume la lllutt'a
ted with eraratlns;' and will he tent oa receipt
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