Clipped From Logansport Pharos-Tribune
Alabama Third two received Chicago Fire attempted to retrieve a part of company's equipment. The Iroquois theatre stood at Randolph and Dearborn streets, in Chicago's loop, on a site now occupied occupied by the Garrick theatre. The huge theatre had been completed in November, 1903 and 'Bluebeard Jr.," was the first production shown in it. Burns recalls that stage hands were making progress in battling the flames that were devouring curtain when at an inopportune time someone opened a rear stage door and the draft shot the flamos to all parts of the theatre, ftlletl mostly with women and children Many Trampled While the flames caused the death of many of the victims of those losing their lives were trampled to death. 1 Guy Hensley, husband of the local woman and father of the local children who perished, was Pennsylvania train diepatcher at the time. When the word o fthe fire was flashed to this city Mr. Hensley raelized that his wife and two children were in the theatre for they had left home here that morning to attend the matinee performance at the Iroquois. Upon learning this Superintendent Superintendent Bonebrake of the Logansport division ordered a special train prepared to take Mr. Hensley to Chicago. E. p. Hutton, present retired chief clerk to the superintendent superintendent of the local division, and the late H. S. Tousley, another train dispatcher, accompanied Mr. Hensley on the special train to Chicago that night, leaving here about 0 p. m. Search Two Dnys For two days the three local men searched for the bodies of three victims and f i n a l l y on ary ], the three badly charred form* were positively identified and brought to Logansport. Mr. Hensley, who passed away several years ago, suffered tortures tortures of the mind through those two days and the days that followed as the result of which, his friends recall that within a few weeks his dark hair turned completely completely gray.