Fire at the Star 4Dec1912
Discovered ha t p Ti.w 1i p On - in. the tin bavin mil cov - wna fntm TurKs the prisoners, the Into far Ions lightened workd. on ftnahv bo I ! b. been nf ELK the with by If ten i SIX ALARMS KEPT DEPARTMENT BUSY Firefighters Had Lively Night Responding to Half - Dozen Calls, Happily None of Which Proved Serious. ItJj.nvs sl. - pini over the Sterling I Cafe, at J r. Mail itr. - ci, last iki ! tumble! oui of their beds ami trooped : down the stairs to the tune of certain . - stentorian shouts, of lire that Police Constable Mrl.eod used to warn them I of thcl. - Hanger, but the fire was not I scrk - us, and proololy the d.umme It I did KupitVs kiteh - n will not exceed $.5. It was just about 1 "0 wh. n the policeman saw the smoke issulliK from a transonic In the front of the cafe Sergeant Hod was on the beat at the time, and v.hlle the officer aroused the roomers th. - ts ant ran to the alarm box at the corner of Harris street and tui tied In a c ill. "Fire' Eire! Eire"' shouted the officer, and panic str.cken, the roomers grabhel fie sltlr'.s of t'.icir night attire about them and raced down the stairs Into the street. There was more smoke than fire hi - ugli. and whin liiey s.v this many went bark lor their p - rsonal bi'longiiiiis. KnpVl, the Jajmese w no mmnKe the cafe, threw i bu. k - t of water oil the blaze and this ei iimuisli. d it. The firemen runic on the run, but the fire Wdo out. l ive Oilier l - 'ircs. The blaze u the cite was the sixth file of the night. The first fire was in a Jaoinese restaur ti.t at the corner of Main and iVncll: the second at the Star Theatre, a - 1 liu street moving pictu.e place, '.lie third at Carolina sire, t and Seventh averni. - , where a blaze in a small house was extinguished before the firemen arrived; the fourth In the chin y at the rear of the Astor (it ill, and tne fifth at Chlleo and' (leorgia streets, a fire that was small and which was put out a minute or so alter the ulaini was turned in. rlcllire Tllclllre on Fire. The fire in the Star Theatre, a moving picture house located on the west side of Main street, halfway between lla. - tings and t'ordova, was started by the ignition of a film, which, though confined to the operator's room. damage amounting endangering the I $."iOU, ftf well as o;' those who Irtures on Uif were watch ini? tin screen. (). K. llai'tuiii.', theatre, detected ti tor's room by the matviiff'r of the utible Hi the opera - way in which u films were actH on t he moreen. i v - sa w a white smoke ryltif upstairs he in tne roum, end O'Brien to get out Turtiing to the then told Operator audlenee he askotl them to leave the warned them not theatre at once, but to b over anxious, for there was no danger liat tN via. - .' would 'sni'e. Punl. Stricken. A flam, lea led out from the niovlnc: picture m ichme throUKii the hole 111 the 'iper.iior'.s room and into the theatre. Hev.Til people fnw It ami became Panic stricken. 'Shere were riot many H jmeii or t hlldi'en in the room, bu'. a little girl was knocked over, and until she was rescued by H. ,1. Abbott she seemed In danger of beltiif trample 1 t - deith. M r. 1 lart unj( and his staff turned on th hose from the standpipe la the front 'if th' building. They put the fire out In the operating room ami the danger was over when the firemen arrived half a minute later. The picture machine - was entirely destroyed. I''lre 'n Kelnuran(. Wood placed over the stove In the basemen;, to dry out for winter fires last night set the toreroom of a Japanese resuurant at Main and Powell streets on fire, but the flames were soon extinguished, so that the damage v.as very slight. The smoke attracted several hundred people, but the pr oiprrt of a great spectacle was spoiled when flre - f Ighters came and put the wh le thing out. to at of of In ii f, v A!