Fire in Henry Grubenbecher's place of business
FIREMEN INJURED AT WORIC Os ef Theia Falls Fltty Peet late- a Treses, aad His Recovery Is Donbtfnl. : 1 Firemen Daniel F. MulUn of Engine Com pany No. 14 and Patrick McCullom of En gine Company No. 2 were Injured, the former perhaps fatally, while, engaged In fighting a fire early yesterday morning In the factory building at 413 and 420 West Twenty-seventh Street. Mullln, who was fighting the flames from the roof of the four-story structure at the rear of' the burning building, fell over the edge of the roof Into a trench fifty feet below. Firemen SPIWAy.an1 McCall. who were on the roof with Mullln, hearing the latter" body strike tne ground, dropped the hose, and groping their way down through the blinding smoke to the area way below, found Mullln, apparently lifeless, lying face downward In two feet of water. The unconscious man was picked up. and after being wrapped in a blanket, waa laid on the sidewalk to await the arrival of an ambulance. While Mullln was being looked after, McCullom, who waa passing through the areaway, did not notice the trench from which the injured man had been removed but a moment be fore, ana, nose in hand, he fell over Into it, fracturing his right ankle. Both men were taken to the New Tork Hospital In the same ambulance, where It was found that Mullln, in addition to having received severe internal Injuries, had his light hipbone fractured in three places. There Is little hope of his recovery. i The fire, which started - from an nn- known source on the first floor of the build ing, wnicn is occupied by a number of firms, caused about S15.000 damna-a. Tha building is owned by Timothy Smith, aad occupied by the following firms: Gottlieb Meyer, sausage manufacturer; William H. Thomson, tools; the Power Company Laun- ary, uruoenDecner, wood carver; the Palmer Machine Works, and the foundry of Charles Kiause. a metal worker. Ttia tAm- ants in the tenement at 416. next door to the Durning ouiioing, were aroused, and a panic followed, but they all reached ths street in safety. ' , The Insurance on the prooertv darnnmA was distributed as follows: On William 8. Thomson Hartford, S2fiOQ; National, (1,000; Aiuuiuiunu, ,i,vw. vsn unariea r mnnr North British and Mercantile. S500. On vr Grubenbecher Caledonian, $2,000: Michlsran Fire and Mamie, si.OOO. On N. W. Palmer-Buffalo German. S3.500. Miller A MaJtht- are the adjusters for Grubenbecher and Lyons, ticadhols & Co. for Palmer.