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THE EVENING BULLETIN.
VOLUME XIII. MAYSVILIiE, KY., MONDAY, MAY 14, 1894:. XUJMlUSlt 140. i'ABERMCLE BDRHED Tal mage's Brooklyn Church Entirely Destroyed by Fire. fHE HOTEL REGENT GOESWJTH IT. The Summerficld Methodist Episco pal Church and About Twenty Residences Damaged. LOSS OVER A MILLION DOLLARS. Fortunately No Lives Were I.ost and No One Seriously Injured, but Several Fire men Were Overcome With Heat and a Number of People Hod Nnrrow Escapes From the Burning Buildings The Tabernacle Will Be Rebuilt, but on a Less Expensive Scale An OH Ilcflnery Fire .at Bradford, Pennsylvania, llcsalts In Nearly One Hundred Persons Being Seriously nuriicd nud Otherwise Injured. A Small Ohio Village Destroyed. Brooklyn, Hay 14. Just after service at noon yesterday, and while Dr. Talmago was shaking hands with members of his congregation, fire burst out between the pipes of the organ, and within 10 min utes the big tabernacle was doomed to total destruction. Adjoining the church was the Hotel Regent, eight stories high, with a frontage of 00 feet on Clinton avenuo and extendinc back 200 feet to Waverly avenue. Thp firo spread from the tabernacle to this hotel and then to the dwelling houses on Green avenuo and Waverly avenue opposite the church. The wind carried the blazing cinders in such quantities in a southeasterly di rection that dwelling housei on Wash ington avenue, two squares away, and also the Summerfield Methodist church were set on firo by them; but the great est loss on any one of these structures did not exceed 15.000. The total loss, however, reaches over $1,000,000. TALMAOE'B TABEIlNAKJt, BROOKLTH. Mrs. Talmago tells the following story of the fire: "Tho doctor was still on 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 np at the end of the pew talking with Mr. Martin of Chicago, who wanted to see the doctor with mes sages from loved friends in that city. I looked up toward the coiling and saw a tongue of flame burst out between the pipes of the organ. 1 at once called aloud, 'Doctor, tho church is on fire.' He turned and told all tho people to re tire, while ho went into the study to got a few things. I waited for him at tho door. The flames spread rapidly, so quickly that some of tho trustees wore overcc-mo and had to be helped out. Tho doctor joined mo soon at tor and we went down to Lafayetto avenuo to a friend's, where wo romainod until we could hoar thatfriendd in the Regent were out of danger and what prospect th,ero was of saving any of the church." Tho doctor held quite a reception at his homo during tho aftornoon, Dr. Tal mage made a graphic statement of tho incidents connected with tho firo. Ho said: "At the close of the church sorvico I wad standing at tho foot of tho pulpit shaking hands with hundreds of peo ple from all lands. I was about through and walked toward tho cen ter .of tho church, where my wife stood, when Bho called my attention to fire springing out from tho top of tho organ. I saw at onco that it- was under full headway, and my first impulse was to look around and see how many peo ple woro then in tho house, and to my great joy thero w.ere only about 20 peo- plo and with 25 doors td'got out through. I felt thut they would all escape. "I then went into my study, back of tho platform, passing under tho blazing piping, to got my hat and coat, and then I said to myself, is it manly to run ? No So I walked up and down tho study room, rojoicing that tho lire had occurred when thero was no chanco of a fatality. While in this sort of brown study, u Now York friend rushed into tho room and taking my arm, said: 'Get out of this room immediately or you'll not get out at all.' We went out into tho church, ono-half of tho organ was down and tho firo had leaped to tho roof. I saw that nothing could save tho build ins and I came out." Tho tears wero coursing down tho doctor's cheek and his voico broke, a3 ho told the story, but in an instant ho spoke with his old vigor: " Thero is mercy on top of tho disas ter. If it hud occurred one-half hour before, it would have been the calamity of the century. Tho church and all tho rooms adjoining wero packed with peo ple, and tho panic would have left the whole scene one of indescribablo horror. Or if it had occurred two or three hours later when the Sunday school was in ses sion thero would have been a thousand households bereft in Brooklyn. Little children, helpless children, what would thoy have done ? God cared for them, and even in this calamity his mercy is infinite. "Personally, I feel not tho least item of disheartment, nor less faith in God, nor less of hope for the future. "This long procession of disasters is inexplicable like what occurs some times in a family, four or five dying from scarlet fever it is inexplicit ble, wo must simply accept tho fact. "Our church has been burned three times and it has always occurred on a Sunday, it is a mystry that I adjourn till the next world shall let us known. "It is tho Lord ! Let him do what seemeth good to his sight!" When asked for his own opinion as to the cause of tho fire, he said emphat ically: "Electric lights, electricity caused this firo. as it did that of tho last taber nacle on Schemerhorn street." "Continuing, Dr. Talmago said: "The lire may change my entire program, and I do not think 1 will start on my trip around the world as I intended tomor row night. I, however, do not know what I shall do." Ex-Supervisor John H. Reed, who was rehearsing with the choir in the Summerfield Methodist Episcopal church, two blocks in the rear of the iaberaaclo, had discovered that tho building was on fire and sent in an ilarm to fire headquarters. This was quickly followed by a second, third and fourth nlarm, which brought out all tho apparatus in tho western district of the city. It was nearly zO minutes before tho firemen arrived on tho scene, and half a hundred streams of water were turned upon the blazing pile. But tho church was doomed, and every effort was devot ed to saving adjoining property. In three hours only the bare walls of ono of tho costliest structures of Brooklyn remained standing. Long ere this, how ever, it became evident that the Hotel Regent was also doomed, the firo start ed here on tho second story, but was speedily extinguished. This proved to bo only a temporary relief, for a little lutor flames wero discovered in an upper story, blowing fiercely up tho air shaft. The inflammable nature of tho ma terial and the great amphitheater of the tabernacle gavo such a draft that tho fire was forced into tho air in columns of glowing flames that made a fearful picture of destruction. Flakes of burn ing wood and redhot cinders wero shot up as from a volcano, and carried by a strong breeze, then swept through the air in evory direction. Before long both sides of Greeno av enuo was in a blaze. So, too, wero tho houses on Waverly avenuo, but as fast as they broke out tho people and tho fire mon extinguished them. Then tho walls of the tabernaclo began to crumble and fall, and tho groat rush of flames which followed started the houses burning again, and at tho samo thno flames wero seen bursting forth from tho roof of Summerfield Methodist Episcopal church, a phort distance away. Within half an hour the magnificent hotel was seen to havo joined tho taber nacle on tho road to destruction, and no water could reach the firo thero. Tho gueBts in tho hotel had lost no time in making thoir escape. Thoy waited only to snatch up a few valua bles and run, but woaring apparel and other effects had to bo left to tho greedy flames. From tho fifth floor of tho house Mrs. Loomis, ono of tho guests, and her nowly born babo, had to bo carried down tho fire escape to the street. A woman appeared at a window on the eighth floor, shrieking and waving her hands to the horror stricken crowd below. Sho was brought down tho firo escape in safety. The heat and tho showers of sparks and embers had made tho situation an extremely trying ono for the men of tho fire department, and ono man, Qeorgo Cunningham oi engine company No. 10, had to bo carried from his post when tho heat was tho most intense, but ho afterward returned to his post. John Galfnoy of engine No 14 had on epileptic fit from heat prostration and was removed to tho Homeopatic hos pital. At .last accounts two moro firemen, Edward Shoridau and John Kelly, of truck No. 10, had boon prostrated by heat. After tho flames had licked away tho supports beneath nearly all tho firo es capes on tho north wall of tho hotel, with it largo portion of tho wall itself, foil into tho mass of dobris with a roar like u distant cannonade. This was quickly followed by tho fall of a section about 80 foot in height on tho Wavorly avonuo side of tho hotel, and from that timo up to 8 p. in. hugo masses of the wall continued to fall. Tho furniture in the hotel, which cost from jjWOJ.OJO to $250,000, is entirely de stroyed, tho total loss on the building and ite contents footinsr up in tho neigh borhood of 85.),000.- Tho loss falls upon t.io Biooklyu Hotel company. Tho list of tho losses apart from tho tabernaclo and tho Hotel Regontis about as follows: No. 885 Clifton avenuo, occupied by Louis Hersh, 2.000. No. 128 Greene avenuo, Dr. W. H. Moumonnier, $0,000. No. 180 Greeno avenuo, S. W. Reeve, $2,500. Coiner Greeno and Waverly avenues, J. H. Peper, $1,600. Greeno avenue, comer Wuverly, Jo seph M. Hart, $J.000. Summer field Methodist church, corner of Washington and Greeno avenues, Rev. II. Welsh, $3,000. No. 148 Greeno avenue, Mr. Catherino Crawford, boardinghouso, $2,U00. No. 145 Greeno avenue, unoccupied, $500. No. 142 Greeno avenue, Mrs. Margaret Crawford, $1,300. No. 140 Greene avenuo, Dr. J. F. At wood, $1,500. No. 401 Washington avenue, George H. Harvey, $i 0.000. No. 4u.J Washington avenue, Dr. Kretcmaro, ftl 5,000. No. 400 Washington avenuo, unoc cupied, owned by Gtorgo H. Harvey, $4,"o0. No. 80i Washington avenue, cornor or Greone, Freeborn G. Smith. $1,000. No. 371 Waverly avenuo, G. W. Evans, $1,800. No. HOD Waverly avenue, unoccupied, owned by Salisbury, $500. No. Hb.S Waverfy avenuo, stable of W. IL Childs, $500. Sevoral other buildings were slightly damaged. Tho loss on tho Hotel Regent is placed at $350,000 by tho manager, but this will bo largoly increased by tho individual loss to tho guests. Tho loss on tho church is rot far short of $500,000. Russell Sage, who has a mortgage of $125,000 on tho church property and is also the owner of tho site on which it stooL is fully insured. Mr. Hugo said vosterday evening: "It is probable that the people of Brooklyn will como forward with a big subscription. Tho insurance will cover tho rest. If they want to rebuild I will put no obstacle in their way. In other words, 1 will let tho debt and interest stand over for an indefinite period, let them rebuild on the insurance money and what thoy can raise in subscriptions and in other ways. I have nothing but tho deepest sympathy for tho church and its people, and above all I am imbued with tho dtepe3t atfection and admira tion for Dr. Talmage, who has been my close personal friend for many years. On his account, I will do all I can to help him." Tho trustees of tho tabernaclo met last night and decided to rebuild tho church, but not on tho samo Bite. Tho insurance, tho receipts and the money realized from tho sale of tho piosent site would enable thorn to pay orf all their debts. Then according to tho plan, they would raisrf $200,000 and within a year would begin to build. About $0,000, it was thought, would bo sufficient to pay for a site and a less expensive building would bo erected. It was decided that Dr. Talmage's tour around the world should begin as ar ranged. He will start for Philadelphia and proceed from there to Atlanta. After visiting some southern cities he will go to San Francisco and sail from thoro to Honolulu, then afterwards to Now Zealand, Australia, India, Spain, Eng land ami other foreign countries. It was impossible to ascertain tho amount of insurance, but it is behoved that tho loss is far in excess of tho insur ance. It was learned, however, that there was $180,000 on tho tabornaclo in tho Liverpool and London and Globe, tho Royal, tho Phuenix of Hartford and Phuenix of Brooklyn, and tho residences damaged wore fully covered. During tho excitement a gang of thieves entered the resid'wee of Counsel lor Hurst, ou the corner of Greeno and Clinton avenues. They drove tho family out, despite tho resistance of Walter Hurst, tho son of tho owner. The thioves took a basket of silverware about $500 worth of jewelry and other articles valued at $1,000. OIL REFINERY FIRE. Nearly a Hundred l'eople llurned and Otherwise Injured. Bradford, Pa., May 14. Tho barrel house at Emery's refinery in this city took firo yesterday afternoon, pre sumably by spontaneous combustion, and was destroyed. Tho loading racks and five oil tankcars standing on a side track of the Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburg road, wero also burned. Tho firo was a fierce ono, and attracted im mense crowds of peoplo from all over this locality. While tho firemen worp making a final stand ana thousands of peoplo wero watching them, there was n tremendous explosion. A tank car holding 4,100 gallons of benziuo hud let go with a mighty roar. Fortunately tho burning buuzino, which was flung into tho air in sheets of liquid firo, had consumed itself beforo settling down over tho crowd. Tho explosion was followed by a panio that cannot bo described in words. Blind, unreasoning, pitiless instinct of Belf-presorvation showed itself, and the weak went down before tho strong m multitudes of cases in tho frantic rush to escape what seemed to threaten a horri ble doath. In tho stampede men as well as women and children wero thrown down and trodden over by tho flying masses that surged up from behind. Thirty-livoof tho firomeu wero bnrneJ so that tho skin peeled off thoir faces and hands, and tho hair was singed off their heads and faces. Of the many othirs who are slightly burned, thoro is no recoid, and tho total number of those burned and injured in tho Btam pedo, will probably reach a hundred persons. A crowd of sightseers wero within a hundred feet of tho tank when it explod ed, but most of tho firemen wero massed within half that distance. The latter wero covered by the first flash of the ex plosion, but tho greater distance separa ting tho front rahlts of spectators from the exploding tank saved them. There wero many displays of nerve and unselfish courage, us well as tho senseless display of selfish cowardice. Matt Behan, a refinery employe with oil so.iked clothing, was standing close beside tho car when tho big tank lot go. Tho concussion felled him as if ho had been struck with a sledge, and in a flash his clothing was ablaze from head to foot. Ho coolly rolled in tho grass until the firo waj put out, although ho was badly burnei'. Then he sprang to the assistance of a companion, who was also a pillar of fire, but who had less pres ence of mind. Another man who was a moving mass of ilaiuo sprang into tho creek and sub merged himself. In tho whole crowd only threo men wore burned in this way. Tho firemen woro waterproof coats and hats, and although these were burned black and curled crisp with the burst of flamo and the intense heat, they did not ignito. Mrs. Emma Wheaton and Mrs. P. Smith were carried down in tho rush, trampled under foot, and hove sustained dangerous injuries. John J. Crosby's ears nro burned to a charred crisp and his hands aro roasted. He is foreman of tho Whitnoy Hoso com pany. C. A. Coleiaan is vory badly burned about the facot nock and hands, and his lunas aro affected from breathing tho fire. He is in a serious condition. The following named firemen wero badlv burned and aro under the care of physicians: John Meeker, Edward Mc Graw. James Dougherty, William Stew art, Edward Gardiner, Robert French, John Carr, Charlt'S Coloman, Bert Cole man. William Griffith, John 1. Irwin, M. Murphy and Bert Fizzell, all of tho Lf-ty no'so company; J. Crosby, Jo Beph Gonel, Rush Rockwood, Engeno McCano, Jofca Haskins, all of tho Whit ney hoso compairjcpaniol Rogan, Will iam Carry and Wittiam Dixon, of tho Citizens' hose company; Harry Stillings, William Hays and Charles Helwig of the Johnson hoso company, and several others whoso names aro not obtainable. R. H. McGurvey and Matt Behan. employes at the refinery, are in a critical condition, resulting from their burns. With all tho suffering this fire will cause, the property loss will not exceed $5,000. AN OHIO VILLAGE DESTROYED. Ilnslness Portion of 31 el in ore Wiped Out by the Fiery Element. Tiffin, 0., May 14. Firo swept the business portion of the village of Mol moro, eight miles Bouth of here, at 1 o'clock Sunday morning and destroyed $7,000 worth of property bofore it could bo stayed by tho bucket brigade. Tho burned district included Harry Seipel's hotel and notion storo, Harry Herbst restaurant, George Horbst's bar ber shop, an unoccupied building owned by Seipel cV Gulick, and a general Btore owned by tho same firm in a building belonging to Mr. Klogg of Reading, Pa. Tho fire was of incendiary origin. TO BE MET WITH BULLETS. Tho Union Pnclllc Will Put a Stop to the Industrial Movement. Rawlins, Wy., May 14. The receiv ers of tho Union Pacific road aro taking bteps to put an end to tho movement of industrials over tho lines in their charge. This end iniiy bo peaceably accomplished, but if resistance is ma Jo it will bo met with bullota, and possibilities of serious results exist. A body of 250 men, led by a man named Shoffler, seized a train on the Oregon Short Lino and started eastward. At Cokovillo they wero met by United States Marshal Rankin and deputies. Tho army surrendered tho tiain and wero all arrested. Soldiers Necessary. Seattle, Wash., May 14. Five com panies of tho Thirteenth United States infantry, undor command of Lieutenant Colonel Thucher, havo arrived in ro sponsa to a call from Judgo Hanford of tho United States court, who considered them necessary to aid in enforcing tho orders of his court. Thoy number 12 offlcors and 244 men. Thero wero demonstrations against tho doputy marshals and threats wero mado to rescue tho 1C5 Coxeyites await ing trial on a chargo of contempt of court in obstructing tho operation of the Northern Pacific road, which is in tho hands of receiveis appointed by the courts. Leader Arrested. Philadelphia, May 14. Michael D. Fitzgerald of Lynn, Mass., loader of the New Encland industrial army, Luni Kalangrar: ana Joseph vrembloth, Loth ot this city, were arrested hero for hold ing a sociuhstic meeting, and are locked up in jail awaiting a hearing. Tho meeting was held apparently as an in dustrial gathering, but policemen at tended in citi ens' clothes, and thoy say that tho aduresies, which wero mostly in Russian, called on tho people to tar down th government and tho militia and set tho red Hag waving above tho White House K:ni(l:ill Tired of Bring Made Prisoner. Elkiiaht, Ind.. May 14. Randall's army on arrival here, was compelled to keep within a ciicumscribed space near tho river and t ) remain there all day. Randall says he is growing tired of this daily prison life and will soon bring a test caso to see whether thoy can bo barred out of every city thoy come to. K'lly Still Sail lug. Eddyvillk. la., May 14. Kelly's Navy reached Eddyvillo at 4 p. m. Tho citizens of Eddyvillo furnished tho army with S00 loaves of bread, 500 pounds of beef and two barrels of soup. They left hero and started tor Ottumwa. One Compnny Disband. Lawrenceville, 111., May 14. Com pany F of Morrison's division of tho Coxey army disbanded hero y sterday, Harris, their leader, having dtseited them, taking all their funds with him. CONGRESSIONAL FORECAST. Probable Program ot Both the Senate and House for This Week. Washington, May 14. The course of the proceedings in tho senate this week will probably depend largely upon tho result of tho Republican caucus to bo held Monday night. The Democrats aro hopetul that tho caucus will decide upon treating the tariff in what they consider " A business liko " manner and letting tho bill proceed upon its coirso without as much speechniaking nud without tho effort at delay which the Democrats claim has been displayed by some of tho Republican senators so far on the de bate. If tho conservative element in tho Re publican ranks wins in tho caucus, tho present agreement as to hotrrs for debate will probably bo observed; if tho oppo site party carries tho day tho Democrats will most likely renew tho effort to ex tend tho hours and to force tho fighting. Iloimo Program. Washington, May 14. Appropriation bills will continue to have tiio attention of tho house of representatives during tho coining week unless the state banic element succeeds in its effort to have tho Brawley bill taken up on Wednesday. Chairman Springor of tho banking com mittee had hoped to take up this long deferred bill, which rehoves from taxa tion certain bank script issued during the currency stnngen y last fall. The stato bank" men are ready to offer an amendment bringing up tho entire stato bank question. Today is District of Columbia day. Chairman McGann will mako an effort, however, to suspend tho rules and pass the resolution for an investigation of the labor depression and Coxeyism. The Indian bill is tho next appropria tion measure on the calendar, followed by tho agricultural bill. They will con sume the ontire week unless displaced by tho stato bank question. Young Iloy Commits Suicide. Findlay, O., May 14. Paul Ewing. aged 15, son of Dr. M. J. Ewing of this city, committed suicido yesterday by taking forty grains of morphine. He was in love with a young girl, who would, not reciprocate his affections, and ended his troubles in this way. Beforo losing consciousness he informed his parents that two other boys had agreed with him to do the samo act. Tho others failed to do so, however, and say they were only joking, but are now prostrated at the ro- BUlt. Judge Wilkin Dead. St. Paul, May 14. Judge Westcott Wilkin, a native of New ork state, a resident of this city sinco 1850, and a district judge for 27 years, died last night as tho result of injuries reeoived. in o fall on an icy sidewalk last Janu ary. Ho was well and favorably known throughout tho northwest, hav ing high rank as a jurist and citizen. The interment will be at his native place, Goshen, N. Y. Wounded by Toughs. Shelbyville, Ind., May 14. At a lato hour Saturday night a gang of toughb wero engaged in singing obscene songs near the residnco of Joo Laws, a business man of tho city, and when tho latter attempted to diapers them they turned upon him with knives, inflicting Bomo very dangerous wounds, ono pene trating just below tho heart. Ho is in a critical condition. No arrests havo been made. Injured In n ICuuawny. Sheuiyville, Ind.; May 14. Mlsa Jennetto Bonnot ot this city and her sis ter, Mrs. May Hutchings, wifo of Dr. Hutchings of Cincinnati, while out rid ing yesterday evening ongaged in racing down one of tho streets. Tho horso took fright and they wero thrown violently to tho pavement. Jonnotto was badly injured. Judge Harlnn Overcome by Heat. Louisville, May 14. Tho report that Judgo Harlan had boen strickon with opoploxy proves to bo untruo. Ho was overcome oy the heat and fainted. Ho is doing nicely and will bo all right again in a short time. Lnorfolk, May 14. President Clove- land, Secretary Grcsham, Secretary Carlisle and Captain H. D. Evans ar rived hero on tho lighthouso tender Ma plo at 11 o'clock yesterday ovening. The party were transferred to the Violet and proceeded to Jurrituck sound, whero tho presidential party will spend three days Bhooting smpo. They will return to Washington next Saturday. O