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A OelAPRlI ASCOUT OP TEN l $ OBRATRiT (CATATAIOPMII OPr walls IIN m lOr " SM TIMnr . ' and the over 00e Peple s I-aew m tr ve supt Boon boasted to Deth am Many Mere iasag. the Cable 8pele to the New York Heaild. VIUnMA, December 9.--Yeterday was heel a fete day in Vienna, in celebratlon of of ti the feast of the Immaculate Coneoption, lari but it ended with a publio calamity un- tory paralled in the history of Vienna. A few Itti minutes before 7 o'clock, and be(ore the was commencement of the second perform. site saoe in Vienna of Orenbaah's latest and work, "Lea Contes d'Holfman," the Ring ed i Theatre, formerly known as the Opera thra Comique, on the Sobotten Ring, the seeo- T and fiaest theatre in the city, opened in had 1873, was discovered to be in flames. met The fire quickly spread, and in ten ain. utesall the city for miles around the and theatre was steeped i1a luaid glow, the lifts reflection of the burning pile, tree MANAGER JANN3R'A APPIAL. opel A few seconds after the commence- curt ment of the tire Manager Jamnet ap- beei peared at one of the windows of thefirst osan story leading to the Ring. He abhoted bav to the crowd, but what he meant only bacl few could understand. Ho asked the curt orowd to keep quiet, not to press on. tect "Only the ourtain is burning. Keep two quiet. Don't press on," a human voice rinn .eied, making itself heard above the aPP! oreaming of thousands and the misery if, of hundreds. The voice was heard for men .a few rpinutee, and then it was suffo. ing cated by the thundering noises produced that by the tire and the human crowd. The enti fire had gained rapid headway ilmel, wor .and had rose bed the gas fixtures. oil I TIIE LIGITS BUDDIINLY WENT OUT t b * in all the corridoms of the theatre, in the poli wardrobes, and restaurants. A lurid light was only seen in the auditorium, where the devouring flames carried dis- ligh asater, but still showed to some few the road to safety. But the stairusee- those unhappy staircases --in one mo ment they were filled up and ob structed. The crowd pressed on, tram- bap pled, fell down, and fresh masees of fu- Pa gitives went over the bodies of the un- begi happy ones who had fallen, men pe0l THISRE WAS NO nKarP- the there could be none-as one presed that against the other. Some few who had Dam jumped up in the first moment got for through now and then. Also a strong mac man made hils way out. On the Ring cons there were seen some faces blackened by befo the smoke and reeking with blood. trig'1 They had fought for their lives on a M battle-deld without 'glory. Fifteen & C klg minutes paesed. The most bloody amid battle which decides the fate of king or Thei crown could scarcely have demanded so mati many dtthe as those 15 minutes. At thee last the first engines arrived through trop the Schotten Gassre, over the Ring. The and parquetto and the boxes had, mean- thei while, been emptied quickly eoough. wide Climbing and jumping over the seats the and crowd had found an exit, but in the gal. leries. muc DEATH rtAPVFDr A PARFIYL ARVnTr, of us especially on the left side, and on the tori third tier, where a door eaoght Ire, the ratl firemen who came in saw a meet dire one epectaocle. In linee, n heaps, dead Dmeni gale and woen lay at the doors and oe- T S~nrnces in such abick knote that they who could hardly be disentangled. More an. than omoe a couple of ourpaes werepl broughtout, mtan and wife, who had en- th twined themselves in the eramp of repo death. The smoke, had pity on them, and and had execauted the sentence of de atmo before th, dames could do their devour- that ing work, Persno wtere fond asufpo thec ted and erushed to death, int no marks of buruning were ou them. Happy those frn who had reached the corridors and other and localities leading to the front. There mon were no ladders at first. One single step dart Sldder was to be found, and a few long Itri minutes passed beforeit was gotten into caut order. 8heeta meanwhile had been fore opened, and the persons setding up a e stair were encouragi to jump down. rop Women were the irst to jump. It wa also, terrible to see how one after the other not made the leap through the air. Then logg men followed. Thoen again women. An hear old gentleman insisted that two boys tens should jnmp first. One ofthem refused deat to go. He aught hold with hirs hands flam of the window bar. lls fingers were staim trodden on and be fell into the street. logg Fifty persons were in this way saved. orow In the thick crowd strange forms ap- lid peared-naked, half-naked, strangely or w dressed people. They were artiss, One of them wore nothing but a white at t under-jacket and a powdered wig. A the second nce did not oven wear as much the I as that. The Lady dreseed iu a stu- of a dent's costumo of red velvet, who had with to sing the part of the stedent Nicolas, thli was followed by anotthemr one in an eiry whim uight-robe,. have The .atfes in the neighborhood were part changed into dressing-rooms and warm- have Ing.oh:ambers, the police station isto a ldiete hospital and a death-chamber. In bow quick step the infantry approached but from the Alexander barracks, precedeqdi far c by their ofticers, sword in hand. In ard , wide curves the human crowd is repsls- 1 ed. The word of command of the offi-to ti cars are heard distinotly samsid the and sonung fanfares of the firemen. a4I e £gures of theotPS ea who ad i ethiibed on tihe to~,foutt otheaft t ryg aut ilhonaetete. .. of The Apollo on the f*emd* appeared as cbt l a haloof glory. Lilke a Siro draper - l I ry the flames enveloped the bul!ding lain' and out with their sharp lines tbrodgh scee the clouds of smoke, Withtet ipter' $ittge. raption the maSale of theaYrn asigrals is * i sounding. It was tbe death asmua of. , a the Ring Theatrg, its fuateral marsh. s o bth The poet whose life-story was to have imin been performed that night on the boards really of the Ring Theatre ha written no more the or lurid and fantastleal story than the his- the - i tory and the end of the beutifual stmru- mas. tmre-a child of speaolatived, atoaey. whett wasting times, lying to-day ieaehs, by ad after having baulde hundreds of lives nownt under Its debris. Ybe poebearwiodtnt h ed anything so terrible as the reality of th through which we have lived to-day. drills In the excitement the wrklnagmen who, had overlooked the most important ble fm method of safety. They did not lower. was b Tt ll11on iRns CUITAIN, do no and as the curtain, as stated before, got Janne lifted ul a little by the air current, a quiet tree passage to the auditorium was dange opened to the flames. Had the iron man d curtain been lowered, It would have est he been impossible for the auditorium to b done t caught by the flames, and the fire would dearer have been limited to the stagp and the ble to backward part of the roof. As the iron eral of curtain gives thegreateet possible pro tectina, the flames might have raged for Las two hours without reaching the andito- man I rinm, but from the present disaster it classei appears that all precautions are useless the th if, at the decisive moment, the work- sanity men omit the very first and most press- crying ing precautions. We are sorry to say "Am that we cannot, hold the management of for entirely blameless. According to trust hyetei worthy information it appears that the you iI oil lamps were not lighted. They ought etand. to bave burned, according to the latest. "Ama police ordinances, in all the stairoases she is and hallways of the theatre to enable burnt the public to find the exits if theg- Of lights should go out. How much mi- broke fortune might have been thus prevented to-day I, And, to make the matter worse, and t it had been forgotten to put in motion g the fire telegraph on the stage Thus it cal eta happened that it was quite a quarter ..The 'past 9-more than 25 minutes after the works beginning of the fire-before the fire. ited men, who had been apprised by private The people of the ooenrrenoe, appeared on itself the spot. As they had not been told only c that the fire was so very violent, they scarce came partially without any apparatnus could for life saving, and then the work was to be 1 much retarned and the excitement and cause' confusion largely increased. It was7:30 Amw before the firemen from the other di.. o1 tri'teo appeared. The fa Mr. Brown, of the firm of Brown Bros. after a & Co., of New York, who, with his wife ted hii atd entire family, visited the Ring theatr Theatre on Thursd'sy afternoon, at the Man matinee concert, and, therefore left the which theatre abontan hour before the catas- life. trophe, says the stairways were narrow One and winding, leading from the lobby to arms. the parquotte. The seats were scarcely can b wide enough for two persons to pass, crushe and he had vowed, after arriving in the found ppen air, never to take his family in seated sucoh a death-trap again. The.diflonlty steps of eseaping, even after leaving the audi. The at tortom, may be gathered from the nar- galleri rative of a young man who had a seat in sch I one of the galleries. He says that the jacket galleries were quite filled. workn The American medical stuodentcl, of they o whom there are lZiO in Vienna, and who third usually frequent the moderate priced man I plaoes, seem to have kept away alto- mainti gether on the fatal night, for not one is euterii reported missing, although six German wax t and Hungariau fellow.setudnte are ger. among the dead. An eye-witntee said Con that as soon as the first burst through night the eurtain into the auditortium missin A TIamaLa CR? WUrT UP tween from the entire house. "To spring up Freme and hasten to the exit was the work of a humaa moment. In the eorriders the deepest corpse darkness prevailed. Withmany others so ma I tried to make my way in the dark, and doubt caught hold of the coat of a persab be. strugg fore me, and my own eoat was held by a sutring of othes behind me. Thue we In ord. groped our way to the stairs, where, corpse also, it was pitch dark. All fell on one borne another, but finSaally wereashed thegrand scripti loggia. Whbal we were eseaping we nition heard the piercing shrieks of the unfor. to rep tonats who were either crushed to beladi death or snffocated by the smoke and fngera flsames. Those who co'id not reach the Most c stairs hastened to the windows of the humas loggia. It wse a terrible time. Dense and h rotowd estruggled together, those be- o hind urging those in front to 'spring oat, wive or we shall all die.' " lookin Tr vI'W or na1 noomse for th at the morgue showd some which retain The i the form of the last desperate struggle, death the features expressing the final cramp graph of agony. Others are fair women, some away 1 with diamond ringe still glittering on their i their fingers, the only oljecte by ty to a which they can possibly be reeognised; Ameri have been trampled to death and then among partially consumed by the fire. Bome oepted have their skulls crushed in and limbs the ac distorted and broken; from others theI it-lam bowels protrude, * horrifying eight; D'Hdo but why continue this ghastly listt So house, far only a dosen persons have been re- et fre corded as having eescaped. The rest are lames ll dead, and all this fearful result is doe Other to the criminal carelemsnem, negligence Three and lck of the ordinary precaution of last i 1~i Mek after the Nie fre thitpollee Tei' - mmbtibor~4~ta.ietri~j9~q.~~lj Simonix thmo atba veh sb Immaterial, and nobhdy:. rhe'ly hotw r pla ' of the overtnrnioge wt e a t tdr olid dlownllol et the la n ts, tbe stage or b he, T a dofen 8w1alplz , The brave t ao could - ado notig The shou ts of Dn retor I anther to tpe aulener endeavoring to bynat ther by rln thw t th er ws te . re a. Every, pead utay le thet of sity of the audimsce ws there e byept the drill and epvedisne of the attendantm the for the catasropha The oaudence was headlpless. The bravest rt, ould are done nothing to he those neaof rest anord Jaer to thie It wneas, almost imporing to quiet thorn by saying that there was no danger, roves to-day like the aet of a ble to sare any one bet one's self. Sev eral of those who escaped are to-day h Last night about midnight a young q man belonging by is dress to the upper i t clames, was found in a side street neart r~ the theatre, bareheaded and singed, in- r sanity expressed in hisstaring eyes, and a orying out incessantly a single word, It "Amaliel" "Amaliel" He held a strip a of fur worn by ladies around the neck hysterically to his beosom. "Where do you liwve Have courage,5 said a by stander. But his only answer was, "Amalie i Amallel I sprang down but she is beingbornt withinI She is being ai burnt within V' Of the members of the Borse, one b, broker is miming. Two bank officials T and twenty members of the Fruit Ex- it ehange are miming. A score of medi- It cal students are among the victims. tl .,The majority of the dead are bard aI workelr lerks and people of very t hlp n ited mepet tl The Visenna r department proved bi itself supremely inefoficient. There was only one fire engne, giving a stream scarcely larger than a finger, and it ii could not render any service. There is to be a searchng odicial Inquiry into the a cause of the fire, and who oi oclpable. t Among the victims is i oex IntlRE FAMILY OF 8KVEKN. The father arrived bofme on Thursday after six mouths absence, and celebra ted his birthday by taking all to the theatre. Many lpdies lack theibdr ads or feet, P which were tern eof in the strggld for m life. One beautiful young lady lost both 0 arms. To-night only pieces of bodibs can be recovered, Some corpses are rushed almost fiat. Among the bodies found were those of a mother and child a seated, embracing each othr, on the o1 steps leading to the second gallery. The stairs leading to the thirdand fourth h gallerie were found barricaded with t such a maes of overeoats, ambrellas, Jackets, bshawls and bonnets that the st workmen bad to tear these away before i they could proceed to the left side. The p third gallery had a few victims, one man having the presence of mind to maintain order at the open door,and after eutering the dark passage he lighted a t wax taper and led the people ontof dan ger. r Coneul-eneral Weaver assures me to night that no Americano students are missing. In the narrow stairway be. tween the second and third galieriea the f firemen disovered a eonfued ases ofh human bodies all writhed together. The oorpses taken out of the galleries were so mangled, so entwined, that it is not doubted that the nnfortunates at last struggled and at roveOr K&CHoIIR, hi. in order to gain the door. Three of the corpos could not be separated, and were borne away toether. The soouse de ecriptive of the bodies awaiting reoog nition in various places are too fearful to repeat. Many of the dead appear to be ladies of the better olses. On the fingers of one are brilliant diamonds. Most of the ladies are simply without 1 human shape. On many the legs, arms o and hands are wanting. The scene g OUTSIDE TIB BURNINO THEATRE, wives seeking their husbands, obhildren looking for their parents, and parents I for their children, was heartending. s The immense crowd stood silent as tI death watohing the flames. The tele- re graph o~ qly two minutes walk away from tbe fire, and who informed p their friends and relatives of their sate- S ty to allay their fears. I heard of many Americana cabling home that they were amonig the living. The generally to cepted theory of tene origin of the fire m the accidental npsetting of a small spir it-lamp. The first act of the Contes D'HIdY man represents thestudents beer. L house, in whloh a lamp is used. This set fire to one side of the scenes, and the G tames extended in a moment to the flies. Other versions of the oauae are printed, Three oftheO Grand Daukes were present p last nigh t the seeoe.of the disaster, $ watbching the finding qf the dead. 4 town. The.rlittitd etI twoy ouqg men gh Aud g, got a preetriptton, and like tie or tjvo of eea foam, playedA. . bilharda at George Saueen's fori hoar, ahd returned to the hotel ptroptly.t 9:30. Iu themetmeste there hd been a change of clerks, the day clerk having gone off duty and the night secretary having taken his place. The latter Is a very pilite individual, but was not so. qualnted with Mesars. Jonel sad Smith. tie informet them that wheli wives bad retired and he would show them to their respective rooms. "Let me see, this is 23, your room,. Mr. Jones." (The geo. tie reader will glance at the register above.) And then God knows whet next-I east s I'm almes sorry that e'er begn. I'm almost sorry that I e'er began. In about ffteen minutes that hotel was a ec eno of some of the tallest yelling and most profodud swearing that mould be imagined, and there were four of the maddest people that ever lived on earth. The night clerk was confronted by two infuriated ghosts, as he thought, and for s5lne aminutes hbe made up his mind the time had come f6r him to pass in his checks. Explanations were made all around, and, after all the reporters of the city papers had been bribed, the benedlcts retired as registered. It wa his hi drt letter home from board. ing sohool, and it read as follows: Duat FIAtaa-I write you before I write md becos I know you like to see ma mad. I think I will get along with my lessons arst-rate. The garden here is full of chickene, which makes the walking bad. In history I've gotes far as Alexander the Great. He. carried a sword to oueat knots with. There is an apple orchard half a mile of. The boys play ball in it; after that there ain't mucb apples. The minister's son was licked this morning for going a fishing on 8unday. He caught lots of fish, and says he is going again next Sunnday. I like the minister's boy a good deal. Send me some marbles as soon as you can, also a jak knife and a top. Two ofusboys left a piece of wet soap at the bead of the stairsjuat before day break, and by the time the cook got to the bottom she was too sick toget brOeak feat. We have prayers reg'lar every day, and the teaclher reade out of the Bi ble but I don't think it's so bully as playing tag in a hay loft, From your affectionate sn, 8SrvaL. -Brooklyn Eagle. . At a recent banquet in Cbhseago, one toast was as follows: "Woman-with out her, man (a a biate." The toast master req~d' it us follows: "Womao -without her man, is a brate." The joke of it was that the man who was to respond to the toast 'bad supposed the former reading of It was correet, and had prepared a Speech eomplimenting women, bat when he heard the toast as read, he pocketed his written speech and made an impromptu speech in which he glorified man as all that was angelle, and showed what great inflnence they had over women, and how "without her man,n woman would be pretty tough. To make it right the papere are going to print both speeehea. It makes all she dtifferenoe in the world bow yoo paqtuo ate a toaest.-Peek's Sun. Mothers. Mothesrs Mothers I Are you distarbed sat alghtandbrokqa of your rest by a siek child suaferlg and erying with the exrruciating pain of oautting teeth If( .o, go at once and get a bottle of Mrs. InSLooWSa oom 1two 8uYuV. It wil relieve the poor little sufferer inmedfstely--depend upon it; there . mtoistake about it. 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