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TWELFTH YJEAH. OMAHA NEB THURSDAY MORNING JANUARY IT 1883 174
CREMATION'S ' CAULDRON.
A Furnace cf Fire Filled With
Hundreds of Human Beings ,
Burning of the Newaall Hotel ,
of Milwaukee , Wednesday
The Sleeping Occupants Awak
ened to Find All Avanuea
of Escape Olosed ,
While the Furious Flames Leap
From Floor to Floor With
The Windows of the Building
Filled With Frantio People
ple Begging for Help ,
While the Spectators Look on
Apalled at the Frlghtfal
Work of Death.
Dozens Leap For Life to Find
Death in the Street
Heroic Work of the Firemen ,
Though Scantily Supplied
X < it of tlio Dead , Wounded and
-Five Live * Lost-
Complete and Graphic Details of tbo
Special Dispatch to Tun ERV
CHICAGO , January 10 9 A. M. A
dispatch from Milwaukee reports that
the Nowhall IIOUBO in that city has
baon burned and seventy-five lives
loat. The great pressure on the wires
delaya the particulars.
MILWAUKEE , January 10 The
Newhall house , a oix story brick build
ing , on the corner of Michigan street
and Broadway , waa burned to the
ground this forenoon. The fire
was discovered at 4 a , m. ,
nnd in Iocs than n half hour the whole
building , which haa long baou desig
nated as n death trap , wan enveloped
in ilimea. Scanea of the utmost
terror prevailed. The inmates of the
doomed ftuilding were jumping by
dozens from the nppor atones , and are
covering the stone sidewalks.
W1TU LIFELESS noDIES.
The ahriokc of unfortunate ! filled
the nLr in a heartrending , ancpr ur.d
the paoplo below wore unable to ren
der any aid. Quito a number of ter
rified guests and employe ! of the hotel
appeared at the windows , and Beeiui ;
the distance to the ground , fell back
to porloh in the (1 ( tinea. The em
ployes of the hotel , which accommo
dated 800 guests , numbered 80 , and
mostly lodged in the sixth story. The
exit by way of tli3 roof was cut nil by
the fire , and two staud-ptpes with fire
ladders were not nvallabla for somu
reason. Very few were saved by
jumping on canvasj. All the stores
and offices on the ground floor
with their content ? wore destroyed.
They were on the Michigan utroot aido.
The offices of the Mutual Union Telegraph -
graph company , U. J. Bnnmgnrtner'a
sign painting shop , Gootz'a barber
shop , Burdick & Armitase , job print-
era. Oa the Broadway front the Man
ufacturers' bank , the Metropolitan
PJnto Glass Insurance company , the
insurance agencies of Charles Grain ,
Win. Dunand , J. P. Hewitt , 0 F.
Hibbnr'l & Co. , F W Montgomery ,
0 B. M. Weil , West & Myers , and
L. A. Wheeler and J. H. Wataon ,
agent of the Canada Southern railway ,
the office of the Nelson coal yard , and
the ciHo of the Merchants' Dlapntch
freight line and a number of whalo-
ealo establishments on Etet Water
street were damaged by the tire ar.d
the falling walls of the building.
Among them were Wm. Crainur ,
banker , the Goodvear Rubber Co. ,
Louis Schadcggr & Co. , wholesale
wine , James Morgan , dry gonda ,
Xunniprumn Bron , , clothing. Wrr.
Scandeo , cashier of the Manufiicturera"
bank , carried the cash bos of his In
stitution coutiiinlng the money nut :
papers to the amount of § 000,000 out
of the filmed The Insu.ancu ugencier
' and general oflicas on the first flj
acarculy saved any papora. Insurance
on the hotel ia stated by 0. D. Niiflh ,
the president nf the Nowhall house
association at $25,000 all hold the Cin
cinnati agencies. The loss is
KOAKCELY TO BE ESTIMATED
at thia hour , but it will roaoh § 500-
000. Telegraphic communication ml
bo interrupted for traffic north , as
about fifty wires are down. There
were comparatively fdw guests in thn
hotel. The register ia burned and the
exact loss of life cannot bo aacortninec
at this writing ,
At 5 o'clock this morning the
doomed hotel presented a sight which
will never bo forgotten by thosi who
behold U. The whole iuaida of the
building wna one mass of roaring
flitnes , and a perfect shower of sparks
and cinders was blown by a tirisL
southeast wind over the northern par
of the city. Tha sky was lilu
AS IJHIOHT AS HAY
and the hitaiu.c ; and roaring of the
devastating element could bj hoarc
for blocks. The large , heavy cnrn'o
at the southeast corner of the build
intf came down with a fearful craah
The tixth , fifth and fonrth H > un
broke through at once and carrlm
everything with them to the 'grouiu
Ibor A hugo balk of fhmos shot u
about fifty /cot when the floors cam
down , and
AN AQOMZINO 8IIOUT
from the raaltitudo went up. At th
Imo of this writing it cannot be do-
ormlnod whether these oatabllshmonts
will bo saved
From that time the fire had its un-
llspatod stray inside the bare walls ,
, nd toward G o'clock the buildings on
ho east side , fronting Water street ,
> egan to barn. Two steatnors were
ont around to East Water street to
protect the establishments in that
.horoughfaro . At this titno all the
lores and officoo under the hotel were
inwrapped in lUmes. The heroic fire
addioA of the fire deparmt'nt
ought the fire bravely , but all they
could do was to prevent its spread
o the surrounding business blocks.
WAS SO INTENSE
hut , the copula of the Chamber of
)3tnmorco ) began to amoko as
f a fierce fire was raging
within. The men and ladder
racks of 1 and 2 worked almost like
lennna. They had to put ladders
, croea the alley from th.o book build-
UK to the burning hotel , and then
ruwlod across. About five poo-
tie were thno saved by the bravo
addles. At the uiorguo a horrlblo
ight was beheld. The two small
> iors were soon filled with bodies ,
ightly packed , and then the
BODIES OF GIRLS , tf
women , men and waiter boys were
aid promiscuously on the fltono flags
Irnost in a heap , as the police patrol
irought in the bodies throe
nd four at a time. At 0:30 :
' 'clock seventeen bodies were
aid down in the place , which was
ockod up between the trips of patrol
wagonsand therefore no IdentiGcation
waa powib'e. ' The floor of the
enoral office of the Central po-
co otation was turned into a
azarot. The pontons fat-vlly hurt
were winding themselves 'in ' the
" laukets on the floor in excruciating
It is estimated that fully 50 people
were killed either by jumping from
ho windows or punching in the
In the American oxproju otiico , on
ho corner of Broadway and Michigan
treot , Allen Johnson , of Alfen ,
"ohnaon & On. , commission mor-
hants , room 31 , Chamber of Com-
mere ? , and wife were stretched on the
ard floor in an evidently
'ho two occupied it room on the
tiird floor and both were forced
jump from the window ,
blanket wan hold to
atch them , but it proved a weak
tiock to the force of the fall. Allen
as badly hurt about the back and
ewer limb ) , and probably internally ,
lia cries and groans as ho writhed in
nguish woio enough to molb the most
ndlfleront heart. Mrn. Johnson was
ven more seriously injured , and those
rying to administer to her comfort
xpected her death at any moment.
The loss of life is estimated at from
FIFTY TO BIXTY DEAD ,
ud from twenty to thirty wounded.
So far , twenty-three bodies Ho in the
morgue , and nine morq In places > near
lie rulna. IdontiGcattou coriioa alojly.
imoug those known to have been in
ho hotel nre 0. W. Brigga , Grand
lapida , Mich. ; \Millw , Ripen ;
Jeorgo Youngo , Chicago * I. A. Man-
ing , Chic&KoV. ; . D. Lewis , Chicago ;
1. N Baker , Now Yonk ; J.
T , Mahoney , Hock Island ,
Us. ; M. J. Hijl , Syracuse , N.
T. ; A. B. Hendrir , New Haven
/onn. : A J. Gate , Now York ; P.
loblor , Chicago ; S. J. Craig , Dea
Moinea , ! . ; Charles A. Handy , Mil-
vaukee ; tno Tom Thumb party ;
Oraago Williams , J. A. Prlnaon and
vifo , Shoboggan Kill a ; John 0. Clarke ,
Vausau ; Mr. Rowell. of Sanford &
lowel ) , Medford ; Bon Tice , chief
lork ; John U. Antlsdel , clerk ; John
\ Antiadul , proprietor ; BIIIJ Misem ,
oachor , Milwaukee ; D. J , Powers ,
Hies Brown , Mary Burke , Mary An-
leraon. Mary Miller , MaryMcMahou ,
Mary Conroy , servants. The follow-
W. J. Darand , insurance agent ;
ieorgo G Smith , p < i&Hauger agent ot
ho Lake S'loro ' & Michig u Sjuthorn
rood ; Miss L. W. BrownMiss Ohollia ,
drejamskar ; Walter and William Gil-
SE1UOUSLV rSJUKEL' .
ijOraognVilliutnn , roaidonco un
inown ; Bonj. Tico , clerk of the house ;
Li. W. Brown , trainmaster Northwont-
cm road ; J , B , Elliott , lawyer. l'\i- '
; ally W , 11. Buesanbach , general
atern pataepgor ucont of the Mlchi
; an Central road ; IIso Burns , Mary
eiiB , Nanny McLaughlin , Kitty
Cunnoru , of Uiy'ceionn ' , hervanto. It
n fljifely bj suid that eisty peuplo are
THIRTY fihVLUELY WOUNDED ,
TO.M mayor called u inoetiug of the
chamber of coinmorco to organic a
'ilv-j o corps to auatch the rulne.
Abaut a wotik ago the secretary of the
heal Bunrd ot Under writers wtvs ap
plied to to make a rate on the build
ing that locil agencies might taku
risks. So far as known , the tallowing
are dead :
Allen Johnson , commission mer
chant , Milwaukee , and wife ; Ktttio
Bailey and Mary Barns , ser
vants ; W. A. Hall , miller , L * Porte ;
Bon Van Hoag , fireman , struck by
a falling telegraph pole ; L iszlo Kelly ,
Maggie Owens , Kato Hall , Annioanc
Besale Brown , Kato Uauchon , Maggie
Sullivan , Augusta Guise , Mary Me-
Dado , all servants ; Thos. E. Van
Uoon , Albany , N. Y. , J. J. Iliugh ,
Maroc , III. It was at first believed
that Tom Tha Jib and wife , who were
quartered in thn Now Hall huuic ,
pcriahbd in the fhtncs , as both luvo
been miaaiag , but it is now definite' ' )
learned that both va-ro saved and that
bath ara uninjured.
CHICAGO , .Uuuary 10 The Wcat
ern Union wires bitwoon here an.
Milwaukee are undisturbed , but from
Milwaukee to the northwest they ro
all down , Voryllttlo additioial pro'
report of the Nowhall hoaso fire ha
been received hero up to 10:30. :
THE HEVEUB COLD
has hampered the firemen , aud ha
caused them great sull'orlntr. Thro
steamers went from Chicago at 5:5 :
In response to & call from th
mayor. Numberi 5 , 10 and M
ogothcr with two men each from
companies 1 , 2 , 3 and 9 , and 1,000
rards of extra hoso. The train boar-
ng them wont ever the Chicago &
Northwestern , and consisted of five
can. It wont to Milwaukee , ntnoty
nlloa , in only a little over * an hour.
it is reported that the Minnie Palmer
ronpo , which waa at the Nowhall
loose , were lost , but thia is not con
TUG BOKNEI AT TUB MOHOUK.
MILWAUKEE , January 10. In the
norguo , where thirty-two bodies are
ying in ghastly heaps on the floor in
ho Bnif.ll room , are heartrending bo-
end humsn power of description. A
troug police forcp is necessary to
coop the anxiouu inqulrurs in line.
Mnotoon bodies have been idontlQod ,
Clght bodies are beyond recognition.
Mrs. John Gilbert's body is positively
The report that Minnie Palmer
was burned is unfounded. She did
not atop at the Nowhall.
The building was considered a
loath trap and risks were refused.
The Tom Thumb pirty and the Mad-
son Square party are all safe no far
sislearnod. Mrs. John Gilbert , of
tlinnlo Palmer'o company , who was
narriod only two days ago , was
mrncd to death In sight of the multi-
The fire department haa called for
issistanco from the Soldiers' Homo ,
OEN. SHAUl'E UAS KKFIISKD
o aond the atcamor , at which the in-
ignatlon ia great. Chicago and Rv
ino relief steamers are now on the
vay , but the fire ia under control ,
'ho firemen have made superhuman
fforts and eleven waiter girls were
rought safely across the fire ladders
trotchod ever the alloy from the sixth
tory of the hotel to the adjoining
ank building. The jumping cloth
id but llttlo aorvico as only about a
ozon unfortunates attempted to jump
at robonndod to the telegraph wires ,
perfect maze of. which surrounded
ho two fronts of the bnilding.
THE APl-BALS OF THE INMATES.
The appeals for' aid were piteous ,
ut llttlo could bo done. Shortly bo-
ere the Nowhall house alarm a part
f the department waa called to a
mall fire about three miles diatant ,
nd before the department waa
n working order the hotel
WAS ONE HLAZINQ MASS.
? om Thumb got out the front on-
ranco and his wife was taken down
ho lire escjpo by a firaman. W. H.
'rompton , Moaara. Herbert Dunlap
ndV. . A Lovoll and the Madison
quire company arrived on the mid-
light oxpreis. The whole party wuro
aved by fire iscapo , only partially
rcssod. The following dispatch waa
ecoivod jest now :
"Tho board of trade of Chicago toner -
er their aincsro sympathy with the
icoplo of Milwaukee in the great c.O.
tnlty which haa befallen them. If ,
wo can do 'any thing to assist you or
mitigate the Buffering let mo know.
, , R .DUNUAM. "
The chief clerk , * who had & narrow
scjJ8J-a'vrfl ' ; that itO'boarders aud 90
loardcrjTwornTn UIB bottl , ' and'Ki'IaV
C are utrccountcd'for.
The hbtol wi > a built by Daniel New-
all and the association in 1875 , at an
irlginal cost of $155,000.
THE SMOKING RUIKS
pedal Dispatch to Tun Bur.
A hKETC'H OF THE SCENE.
MILWAUKEE , January 11. Twenty-
our honru have elapsed nlnco the
moat terrible caUitropho bofel Mil
raukeo and the immensity of the
dreadful disaster rceiia to increase
rstcad of wane with the fleeting of
iiuo , A dread oeetns to creep ever
iveryono p seint ; the hngo pile of
racking rumu that mark the place
where only two days ago the
liilitial Nowhall lioJao atood , with ito
JOO iutnntos who awoka ycatorday
morning from their ulurabora to stand
"aco to face with tlio grim reaper ,
3now had been falling all night ai-
ontly weaving a bhroud for the many
how many nobody can ask without
a chuddar on beholding wliat is left of
ono of the largest hoetelrics in the
lorlhwcst. Early in tlio morning , at
3:47 : o'clock , an alarm of firo" wan
turned In from box No 439 ,
U iho corner of Vliet and Ei §
eonth'streots. About half un hour
later , at 4:05 : a. m , , two omlnoae
atrokea of the telegraph alarm called
the rest ivf the department not on
god at the Vliot atroot fire up again ,
ana throe minutes later , at 4:08 : a. m. .
a'i alarm from box 15 , corner ci
Michigan avenue and Broad way , riini
cut. Chief Llpport hurried fron
Eighteenth street to the scono. Al
1:12 : a. in. the whole department was
cilied to the flconc , leaving the chemi
cal unuino to bittlo with thublc/.j in a
remote part of the city. Theru were
but few people on the Eceno the po
lice and night roportora and BOUIO belated
lated atragglora for home , bat the
acuna developing before the horror
stricken few was ono which none o
the eye witnoiBca will ever forgot
In a moment every window of the
largo tix story hotel structure wna
filled with struggling guests , franti
cally and pitlously bpaoeching the few
below for aid , which it wan impossible
trender. . But few of the unfortu
n.ilo inmates gained the front entrance
trance on Michigan atreot , althougl
many might have been saved if som
Immediate attempts to systematic rca
cue had been made , The halls of the
A SCENE OK WILD
Men women and children rushed up
and down the halie in the dense sufl'J
rating pmoko , avoiding the blindin
fUmcs and roaring bkzo and in thci
frantic ill'jrts rushing by stairway
and windows , leading to fire eacsp a
stumbling over ludica lying uncon
i-ciouB ou the cirpotod walks only t
join soon many proitrated f jrms whoi
kind /a to had touched with the dar
wing of that meesouger of death un
The fire started apparently on th
third 11 > or of the doomed bulldlr ,
ever the ttido entrance on Michiga
street , and before thu dopartmon
got the fileamora facing in pcaitio
the fl imes had enveloped the whol
aouthoast corner of the building , th
fierce element lloklng ita w y greedily
aud with llghtntnc ; rapidity towarda
the northern wing. Some blundering
individual Boeing n reflection of the
holocaust on the sky turned in an
alarm from Box a , corner of East
Water and Dlviaiou atroota at 5:40 : n.
m , causing a loaa of work of ono
ateamor for tea minutes ot precioua
time just when the fire WAS nil ita
worst and every window In the hugo
LIMED WITH aniUKKINa HUMANITY.
The multludo , which by thia tmio had
swelled to thousands , stood iu perfect
awe , but few having Dolf-posH'talon
nnd reaolution enough to lend n help
ing hand On the oanvasnca stretched
out to receive those of the despairing
inmates of the burning pyre who
rlakod to leap down to the stone aide-
walk , 100 foot below. At first there
were only Llout. Rockweed , Datoct-
ivoa Rului and MoManuo , Olliuora
O'fJrlon and Campbell end n few Sen
tinel men atretcnlng the heavy can
vas , which required iully thirty
strong mon to handle successfully. A
poor fellow stood ou the cornlco of
the fifth itory corner window for
twenty long minutes , not daring the
fearful leap , but filially ho became bo *
wildored , to judge from hia actiona ,
or dumbfounded by smoke , and
alid off hia perch to the canvas
bolow. The few , who hold it could
not giro it the 'nocossjiry rcaiatanco
and the body fell unhindered by the
canvas , with a crash that sent a shud
der through every witness. The
shattered body waa .carried into thu
American express .pffico. All the
while hundreds of people bad boon
looking on , nobody'roapondtnt , ' to the
demands of the offisors for aid.
Everybody Boomed to bo spell
bound. The .
Boomed to have paralyzed every bit of
will power. In the lixth atory win *
dow , right over this unfortunate , aat
the figure of a man , ! crouched upon
the windowaill , gazing like ono absentminded
sent-minded into the 'fiery abyss be
low , motionless , bat from tlmo to
time Bonding up a heartrending cry.
As the the iliimos encroached upon
him ho did not seem to mind it.
Thou the ilimes singed nia hair
and licked hia night clothca , and with
no despairing look at the crowd be
low ho tumbled back into the Hen of
firo. A man and woman appeared at a
window of the third story. They were
recognized as Allen Johunon and hia
wifo. A canvas was stretched below
the windows of their apartment , for
merly occupied by Prof. linakins and
lady , and a thousand voices celled ,
beseeching them to jump. Mr
Johnson kissed hia wife , then leaped
nto the air and shot downward onto
bo canvas , bnt hifl weight wan each
hat it palled oat of the hands cf the
ev ; who hold it , nnd ho alighted on
ho ground 'with deathly forco. Bin
nfu followed. Her body struck the
voraildc'f ' nd foil to iho ground Ufa-
ess. M ? . * Allen died'nhortly afterwards -
wards in the expreu Hliconnd his
load'body was lni $ rfcfcl&of flfhlst bin
KAOH LEAr MEANT DXATH
or shattered limbs , and not loss than
our unfortunates nt ono titno lay up
on the ioy sidewalk in trent of the
chamber of commerce clad only in
night ahirtn , blood nnd braiua oozing
rom wounds through which bonoa
irotrudod. Somu were carried to the
sxpreas office and others to the ground
leer of the Mitchell building , where
cota hud been haatlly arranged , nnd
rom there they were carried off to
nlvato houcoa of kind hearted pco-
pio.Tho ucono in the alley west ot the
mrning building waa uickoning. Aa
any na C o'clocit Iho bodies ot fioven
unfortunate water girls , onca bloom
ug In youth , were alrotuhed upon the
snow nnd ice , with broken limbs , nnd
writhing tn agony until death ended
.heir sufferings. Afcur almost tupor
lumen efforts Inddura were atrotchod
'rom the roof of the bank building
acrcss the alloy to the oixth atory of
the hotel , and the bravo fire luddina
carried ten girls ncroaa thu frail
aridge , four of thorn dead ,
TUB MAZE OF TKLEOIuril WIUEH
encircling the building on the south
and east aides , played havoc with the
unfortunate B in their frightful loop for
life. Several of the bodies were fairly
cut deep into by the wircn , and thei
the torn and bleeding forma woulc
drop to the ground. Others woulc
hit the wires croBsways , rebound am
bo hurled to the ground with a dread
ful crash. To the poor unfurtunnte
waiter girls , all of whom lodged In th <
eiith atory and attics , the saddoat lo
bad fallen. Of tlio sixty young girl
only olcven were heard from nu alive
It is feared that the cstitnut
of fifty lives lust as formed thle morn
ing is far too low and that full ;
double that number were burned o
smothered to dnath In the blazin
pyre. The police patrol soon com
menced their dreadful woik of gather
ii' < 4 the dead nnd wounded. The for
mer were taken to the morgue whio
was aoon filled , the latter to the Oen
tral police elation , where they wer
c-irod for by physicians. From
o'clock tno interior of the buildln
ONE MAHS OK HLIMEH.
The upper floors Boon piving way ,
nnd carrying the lower floora with
them a thundering crash waa hoard for
blockd and then the fire shot up fully
fifty fcot , Bonding a shower of
aparku and cinders ever the
whole northern portion of the
city carried by it brisk south-
weHterly wind. Had it not boon fern
n thick coat , of unow on the roofn
many buildings north of the hotel
would ba a maca of mouldering rulno
today. Lone after the Ilimoa had
ragtd in the interior , Miis Chellia ,
head drcusrnubir nt T. A , Chapman &
Co.'a , wua aeon at her window on the
fourth floor. She wan rocojnizod ; by
frlunda below and Implornd to make a
lenp upon the canvata , but she re
mained standing at the window of her
burning room until the
FMMK8 BNVELOrEI ) II Ell
and aho sank to bo scon no uioro. In
three quarters of nn hour after the
discovery of the fire the building was
a total loss. At S30 ; o'clock the
Broadway front - > f the building , un
supported by rafters from within , gavu
out and came thundering to the pave
ment. Shortly after that the tot
tering walla of tin southoail
corner of the building fol
lowed , tearing n heavy telegraph
pnloto the ground , which felled Bor
Van llsgg , truckman of the hook nnd
Udder company No. 2 , beneath Its
weight. Poor Bon , n favorite in the
department , received fatal injuries.
Ho died In a few hours after , faithful
to hi * post until death. Chief Lipport
had telegraphed to Chicago and Ricino
for help , also to the aoldior'u homo for
the otoiunor of that institution. Gon.
Sliarpe , governor of the soldier's homo ,
failed to reply. Chicago aud llaoino
responded at onco. Three nteamors
loft Chicago at 5:50. : At Highland
park , about twonty-fivo uillosnorth of
Chicngc ' ho rollof train wai counter
mandeo y Chief Lipport. Thu fire
having 1 lita away in destroying the
Nowha toiisu , and being under con
trol i\a t as mirroundiue ostabliah-
uionts v t-o concerned. The llaolno
relief 1 < .ui waa also countermanded.
When ! became known among the
morchai ,1 gathered In front of the
chauiboi of comuiorco that Gen ,
Sharpe h > d not sent the soldier's homo
engines , remarks not exactly in the
Lord Chesterfield style could bo hoard
on all sides.
DEEDS OF 1IEHOISM
recorded are worthy of unqualified
praise. 0. A , llyonicr and iierman
btrauss , of track 1 , appeared on thereof
roof of Miu bank building at a critical
juncture , directly opposite the ser
vants' quarters , ladder tn hand. For
a moment the unwieldy thing poised
in mid air , and then descended with n
crash through a window of the hotel ,
It formed a brldcro across the alloy ,
and before it became steady In posi
tion the mon had crossed into the ho
tel. Then , amid the cheers of the
multitude below , they dragged the
helpless creatures across the Blonder
bridge until fully a dozen werj res
cued , all of them in night clothoa.
Many were badly frozen before taken
to aholtor. A woman in a bead faint ,
unable to help herself ,
WAS DKAGOKD AUKOSS IN SAFETY ,
but at ono time the whole of her body
waa hanging ever clear of the ladder ,
while the bravo man held her by ono
of her ankles. The crowd below hold
their breath in auapoiiBO , expecting
ovcry moment to BOO the ladder turnover
ever or break beneath the torrlblu
strain. The man , however , waa equal
to the emergency , and by n herculean -
an effort pulled her upon the slen
der bridge , and finally placed her out
of danger , while the crowd , which had
endured u moat painCul auspcnao for
fully ton minutea , burst forth in round
after round of applause. Twelve poor
waiter glvla were roaouod by thoao
bravo mon. The two Clayton brothera
rescued four women carrying them out
bodily. The police rescued a dozen
porcona , ! Fhoro ia loud talk of iucon-
dlarliui , | 'n < which the chief concur * ;
nlao'tho ' polica , .who .W tqiJi'rBt.onttho
-f - - - - - - -
and spreading1 ' fapi4 / vUi t the
building waa destroyed in Half au
THE ORIOIK OF TUB FIRB.
ntiadol auid "Tho night wutchmnn
aw the fire firat , but before ho could
do anything the flamca shot Up the
ilovator , burning ou every floor. 1 nm
onlidont that the lira started In the
ilovator , but how it originated I can-
lot B y. I wan nwakonod by the
loiao , aud mailed out to find the
juildingfulfd with llnrnea nnd smoke
nud the people flying for their lives.
Vfter saving my wife I tried to save
jthora. I mot father and mother in
light o'othoo , and trio'l to got theme
, o Icavo the building , whioh waa fast
) ocoming n furnoco of Ihrnea , but
athor was appaiontly out of his
load. Ho Bald ho was bound to go
nto the lUnios to Envo thoau in
ho building , but by force I got him
.o the street , nnd baing afraid that if
[ lot him go ho would ngaln oiitor'tho
lamoB , I conducted him by force down
Michigan utroot , nnd when near the
, lley some/mo from tho'uppor floor foil
.o tlio ground , n few foot awy , mid
c.iuted him to become frenzied. " A
number of the n eouod guoats any the
NTAUTii : > IN THE HASKMKNT ,
and wont thrrugh the elevator to nil
jarts bofovo the nlnrin could bo given.
A man employed in the baking do-
urtmont , who arrived on the ncono
about 4 o'clock , atatns that at1:150 : ho
pasdeu to the third fhor nud nsaiated
in rescuing n number of lodgers. It
is s'.ated ou food authority that there
was no fire in the roar portion of the
buildlbg , where there was * a wiJo pslr
of slabs by means of which nil those
qaartorod on the upper floors could
nave made their escape , ilowovor ,
the pmoko wna douse , and these who
were not aullucatod loat prosonoo of
THE FI.IUHT OF AOTOHH.
W H. Orompton , thn Old Rogers
in "Kiraoralda of thoMadiaon Square
theater company , together with Miia
Herbert , Iiltaa Dunlup nnd A. Lavallo ,
arrived in the city nt midnight exprcas
from Waukegan , and went to the
Newhall houao. Mr. Orompton had
room 319 , and Mi a Herbert the ono
adjoining , The firat ho know was an
indistinct cense of the torrlblo noise
ontaido. Heforo ho could fully realize
what wan olng on , ho was atartlod by
knocks of Mies Herbert at thu folding
doom bot'.Toeu the two rooms. Ho
unlocked it , and ahn caiua in at onso. .
Tier apartmoi't wna ao full of atnoke
that it V/BI not thought Bdfo for her to
return , and both atnrtcd for tUo fire
cacnpo Crompton managed to throw
on seine of hia clothes , but Mie&
lltrbsrt had no timn to BIVO
anything , Mr. Oompton carrying h r
down with nothing on but her mi t
dross. A hack , pasolng near , was
brought down nnd Miaa Herbert , carried
riod to Oilllu'n boarding houao. Mis *
hunlnpand Mr. Livello eaoapetl inn
aimllar way , bill wnro nmro fortunate
in bith KOttinj } partially dressed.
WJIEUK IT HTAUTED.
From all that can bo Irarnod the fire
waa firat dltisovond on the third floor
of the building , about Iho middln of th
Michigan atroot front. Ptivat
Wntohnmn Richards turned in the box
alarm almost siniult nooualy with th
tolophouo alarm from the hotel ofh'jo
and in n few seconds , it Booms , the
flames had loaned up to the aixvh story
carrying death and destruction in their
AMONG THE LOST
Is W. L , Tomlina of whom Theodore
The iaa aatd when last here , ' 'Ho la
Iho boat trainer of choruses In thia
country. " Ho came here from En
gland about 15 yoara ago , located firat
in Now York , and besldca teaching
vocal musio WAB employed by thu
Mason it lljinlln organ coiupnny to
inhibit their Instruments in concerto.
Twolvii years ngo ho oamo to Chicago
and hero ncdonipliahod his gro it work
Ever siaco ho haa boon identified
with the Appnllo club. Ho haa
trained all grout choruaea that have
appeared horo. Ho prepared the
ctiorua for the great May festival in
1880 , and for months paot had in
training n children's ohorua of 'JOO
voloeo. A few weeks ago , while in
Chicago , he heard the chorus and pro-
nouucod it the most wonderful exhibi
tion ho ever wltncBsed , The deceased
proposed to ralao up a chorus of ohil
Iron to 1,000 voices. Of Into ho ha
od praUo services Sunday evenings in
L'rof. Sffing'a church , Chicago. Ho
eaves a wife and four children.
Ono ot thn most trying Bcouoa Incl
dent to the fire waa witncnsed at the
morgue. At 6 o'clock fifteen bodies
aid upon the marble slabs and floor.
The allotted apace waa too small to
ncoommodato them all. Ono of the
irat bodloa recognized wna that of
klra. John Gilbert , wife cf Mr.
Gilbert , of the Minnie Palmer corn-
> any. They woio married yesterday
uornlng in Chicago , and
THE IlIUUE OF A NIGHT
ay upon the cold marble crushed nnd
> ruisod almost beyond recognition.
! t ia said aho waa Miss Sutton , of
3hlcao. The Minnie Palmer com-
> any and the Torn Thumb company
iavu cancelled unyagomonts at thu
opera houao and the academy of music ,
owing to the death of the members of
William E Cramer , editor of The
2 roiling Wisconsin , and wife , who
lad rooms on thu second floor , received -
coivod aerioua but not fatal injuries ,
and ho is now under medical care at
, ho Plankiuton , Mr. Ornmcr waa
sadly burned about thn handa nnd
lead , Mra. Oramur'a hair wna badly
jurnoJ , M vroro also her hands and
THE KE.sfMlKAIILF. KHUAl'tH
to bo recorded ia that of a man whose
nruno could not bo learned , who woa
cuon swinging hiniHolf from the fifth
iloor of the burning' ' building until his
feet toushod the window balow.
Kicking In the window , ho dropped
and grabbed the sash. Thia waa rn-
peatcd until ho reached the balcony ,
from which ho waa roaouod , with hia
hands badly cut.
It is 'reported on the atroot that
there ] woio 330 guests in thohnuiolnit
night.If.ithlA bo true , the horrors
tht twlll ' " ba ' reTo \ < 5 b > , the rpmoval
tomplato..vTh < Nonlialt WM
to 07 cry traveler in the nortUweat ,
and every pcraoii iu Milwaukee who
had resided hero for A year or two as
A FIKE THAI *
of the worst description. Had it boon
a smaller establishment and had it
been the property ( if leas wealthy and
npnrtant persona it would have
A cltizon's meeting hold to-nipht
nd nrr.ingemonU-mado to ) > lnco an
di.iimto force of men on the ruins to
ecovcr the boil leu. ' Traveling men
ooldont nnd nun-resident hold a moat-
for the purpose of ndopting
luasnroH for the relief of such of the
rntornlty on are sufferers from there
ro , A terrible obstacle to the aavint ;
f llfo wan found in the not work of
ologniph wlrcn which hedged the
uilding in. Not only did they
rovent the firemen from placing
adders against the building , but It
wua impossible to hold n oanvasa in
uch position that the unfortunates
.vould not strlko the wires firat.
' ] von the crowd aaw what was
ho matter ai'.d n number of
rominent business men stood in
rout of the chamber of com
ncroo building and nnnthemtzod the
olrgraph conpanloa until their throats
were parched , There were frequent
" ( JUT THE WIUES DOWN , "
'Chop down the pales , " but no move-
nontrnii niado to taku them down ,
L'ho loss of lifo iu uoiiHiderably larger
han nt.ticipntod nt first , it in feared it
will roaoh 100 , So far the following
sixteen ot the twenty- live , ludica found
iavo bi-nn ponitivoly Identified :
T. K. Van Ij"o , rotirud capitnllat ul
Allmny , N V
MM . ' h i' . Gilbert , wife of Jrm. Oil
ier ' tuu Minnie ] ' . linar cumj any.
Alien Johnnuu , coinialsnion merchant u :
Mrd. Allen Johnnon.of Mllwnukoo.
MoKcio Sullivan , chuinbcrnmld , pnrcutH
live near Kildlor'ri Homo.
Mnry Conrny , latrndrofH nf Mllwaukvo ,
MngRlo Owunx , of Milwaukee , paroats
llvu on rioytnth treet , uenr Clybourn ,
Mary McDado , waiter , purenta lire nt
Mary McMahon , urnltor , parents llvj nt
Lyjen. The body wna forwarded to her
parent * .
Bemlo Drown , waiter , of Milwaukee ,
Iinrnnta live in Third ward near the curnur
of Jnoknon nnd liulfalo ntreetn.
Ottiiio Wnlteradorf. kltcliun pirl , ngud
18 year . Tha body clnlmed liy filond .
AUi'UHtn CioiBi1 , kitchen girl ,
Cathoriiio Munnhan , iiantry waiter ,
JJrlduet OConnell , hall Klrl , of Du-
prairie , Wl .
J , J. Huugh , c'Jiuniorclal traveler , o !
ftros , III.
fi.Tnltfk ( Juttlo , ocrvnnt. J
Walter Hcott , oiuployo of the Wlacounlu
Contrut railway ,
Mary Aiulewon , laundry gill , of Doyle-
t , wn.
wn.Wnlter OcllohnJ , of Milwaukee , boll
Wm. ( Jellolnnd , of the Milwaukee olovn-
tor , multlug 15 dead anil iiihalu ? ,
THE HAVEI ) .
Following is an accurate list of thn
inmates of the hotel known to be
BtwoB or not fitally injured , on can be
obtained at present , the hotel register
not being obtainable :
W H C'Miiiuton , W H Invalle , MUi
Tunl p nml Amelia Herbert , of
110 Million Square cotnimny. x
N C Richer , Now York.
H OCralg , l > s Moinei.
K A Connolly , Chicago. X '
MmVober J i > orteJoJ. , . . , ! ; i
FTuckner , Berlin. . tr , -
Will Tanner. Berlin. J ?
.1 V Mahoncy , Hock Iil&nd. , " ;
B A IKxon , Chicago ,
J T Islington , Milwaukee.
Kllzn Starr , Alllwaukm
C 0 Clark , Wntwnu , Win.
M P Hill , Syracuae , N Y.
O W Brlgg * , attorney of the WI con In
Central railway anil of the St. I'AU ! road ,
( Jrnml KaplJc , Mich.
Mr. nmt Mrs. William E. Cramer , Mil.
Nunc MacV , Rorvtmt.
Dora Call , servant ,
Amelia HiilI , servant ,
HriJKet O'Neill , servant.
Mary O'Js'olll. sorvuut
FrnnMfl Kldille , servant.
MiWuIti Qiiltni , servant. , '
M ry McOauloy , servant
J. V. U'chlc ' , L u | . villc , Ky. '
W. H , Hall , r f Lil'orlo.
( ieotno H. Kooil , ol Muultowoo.
11. ( ionion , of Mllwuukcc.
M. Uourke , chambermaid.
lilzzlo Ingen. wjlUir , ran from the
hullillng badly Inmicil ivbout tbo f.uo anil
Nannlo Miller , servant.
K. P. IToflf , of the firm of Hotl A Wol-
bridge , slight cut on In nil ,
Bun Ticc , hoiiil clerk , was severely
burned while awakening guents.
Tom Thumb nnd wife uninjured.
T. W. Brown , tr.ilu muster of the Chicago
cage it Northwestern rr.ilwiiy , In Mil * oty ,
6veroly Injured by jumping from the
third ttory window.
Kitty Bailey , n Minneapolis chamber
maid , rut ivbout thu honil nnd face.
W. T. Ucevw , of Wflinlnston , Del.
Dora Oole. servant , of Milwaukee.
tr. 1) . Klllotc wna taken to the KIrby ,
Several of hli ribs were broken , lunua
badly burned , nml he waa otherwise la-
II W Uiiscnklrk , vroxttrn traveling
Agent of the Michigan Central railway ,
jumped from the third story , striking tkd
wire * feet , Irgj and armi badly bruited ,
but will recover.
H M , Artin , commercial traveler , badly
U Cubes , traveling man , quite Berlouily
Ohm Trance , commercial man , not forl
Lltiobam , engineer of Milwaukee , unin
Kitty Bailey , of this city.
Miss AntUduto , ncwlny girl , bail cut on
liouit anil lungs Injured ,
Ityburna , a rTunt , badly burned nnd
head cut nnd bruised , nut Rcilons.
.Tno Gilbert , of the Minnie Palmer Co. .
bully hurt by jump ug from the third
story , will recover.
MrnS Bnkor , of the , T m Thumb Co. ,
.Tudgj U } T Paul Is at the Klrby house ,
JamcH Ward , of New York , uninjured ,
Aturlba SchloMner , of Milwaukee ,
.Tint link' * , of Oconomowce , servant.
Wynuu Fuluier , of Mlhrnukoo , cirvcr.
Amelia Uoenler , of Mllwuukeo , fire
man.Mn Ifillett anil child , nhn occupied
room Nn , IG , opposlto Mr nnd Mrs Jolm-
tancH , staying temporarily with Ilallett'd
brrtbar , aUd otcapod with losa of their fur
niture nnd wearing ntipaiel.
,1 , A. I'rinsln , of Sheboygan FalU.
J. VanDyvan Dewal , CjJar Grova ,
Miiw Martha Oyott , of 8heboyg n Faljg.
Prof. Tomblmu , who wni reported mlta *
Ing , took a room nt tbo Plankinton , TUM-
diiy afternoon , nnd roturnoi to Chicago
the next morning.
U. W > Vuhkfrkt 'rostern traveling gnt .
Of tlio > Jiltog } [ u CenlVal'rotf , haiMhljl
Chicago bt 11 o'olouV.
N. O. Jenkins In at the VUnkintuu.
W. F. Hchmldt , of Chicago , escaped
irnugh the boiler room ; face nnd handu
ICd Burnham , of Chicago , oicaped with
> V , F. Uurnnd , rcparted lost , U alive
nd uninjured ,
It. II Smith , of Kansas City , who came
ore rlx week * ago.
Hclioonbiicktr , boll hey , con nf Kd
chocnbnokcr , utoker on Bteamer No , 5.
W. S. llowell , of Frceport.
Mra. llaraha and Mr. Hmltb , of Clil-
Fioti Bailtcr , of I'eiv.inkoc , bell boy.
THE I'KUMNO IX NUW YO11K.
NEW YOUK , January 10. The hotel
error of Milwnukoo in the thcmo of
onvoiaatlon. Puoplo have not boone
o deeply moved nlnco the terrible
catruction of lifo by the Brooklyn
tyntor firo. Wuatorn men here are
rly looking for every detail , and
gpcciitlly anxious about the names of
lia killed , wounded and niisaing ,
opiii ( ; Btrocgly , however , that the
ataco of relatives , friends and ao-
uaintnncea may not ba found. The
eloyraph offices are hardened with
moBnngoa making inquiries , ntid each
dition of the papuro are eagerly
peolll Ulapitcli | o Tun llr.K.
CIIIOAOO , January 10 , Mr. Fred
rick Ooblinrt , of Now York City ,
nnd Mra. lunctry , of London , Ea -
"uid , occupied u box nt Uaverly's
heatro luat ovenini ; , nnd witncEood
.he porformnnco of "Sha ctoora to
cot > quer , " by the Langtry company.
Plus nftornoon Mr. Gcbhardt , Mrs.
Lingtry nnd Mis % Lingtry had a box
tt the grand uponi to BCO Maud Gran
ger in "Tho Pianter'a Wile. " The
Dublio have ceuuud to bo entertained
ay Gobharll rr wn'ch ' hia moliina.
The papuia have tcarooly it paragraph
about him. Uia card suemod to But-
tlo iri'itturs BO far as his further notor
iety ia concerned.
Special Diapatch to Tim Dm.
CHIOAHO , January 10. Hugh Rid
dle , president of the Hook laiand road ,
having obtained leave of absence for
aovoral months , left hero laat evening
by a special car tor California , to bo
absent until spring. During his ab-
aonco R. R Cable will act nu presi
Iho IrTnrquiB uiid Wifo.
SpcclM UUpatcluj tn Tim Ur.n.
LAK VHOAH , Jitnuary 10 Princesa
Lnulso and the Marquia of ijoruo und
Biiiti ) arrived from California this
evening by a special trMn. They will
leave far the cute via K/uiaan City to
Suoiv Stui 111 ,
Special Plapati.li to Tim HUE.
CHICAGO , January 10. Jloporta
from nil points south ahow that the
BIIOW atorm of Inat ovoalng nod to-day
wan very oeyoro. Trains ara delayed
in all diroctiona. Richmond , Va. , re-
porla the storm aa heavy as that of
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