new me church & fire jan 5 1903

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new me church & fire jan 5 1903 - Of the Methodist Congregation Will Be Dedicated...
Of the Methodist Congregation Will Be Dedicated Feb. 1. NEW PIPE, ORGAN Will Be Ready-Dishop Fitz gerald and Layman Powell Wi I Be Present. services in the basement of the new M. E. church . that. the date. for the deiicatidn of the splendid new eH-fice has been decided upon and that it will be. February 1. 1903. The dedicatory. sermon will be preached by Bisoopt JPltigerald of St. Louis, one of the moat eloquent di vides in the rostfer of Methodistlsm, an t J. W. Powell of Buffalo, the most prminent Jayman to -- the - church, famed for his resources in assisting new churches to a dedication free from debt, will be SherM also, ind assist lit the-servlce;-" - -4 - - Special Musical "'Program. i A special, muTca1"f6ram Is. being prepared: for the defcatioa and It will NEWGn one o the nwIUanL toHhIgwii,. On the Monday evening following the dedication the . pipe organ recital wT'be gfrH&.,--r :"'- r::- 1 The new pipe organ wiH be a mag- oi ft cent thing. It Is now practlcajly completed by tha manufacturers and ready ' for shipment to Mattoon.' Work anl be rusihed to completion. The ojgaifls ertremeTy large' and Is said to he a $5,500 instrument. Unreasonable Firs Alarm. ces at the evening meeting of the M. E. congregation Sunday were Interrupted by what might be called art unreasonable fire alarm. In the hallway at the footof the basement iKliTr'e ma - dereTat4eBw;iii,'ias'i"lefthtigin' the . gaa Jto.TiKbfe w.: agiainatjiiahal ly. an d Ignited It. - The blae was mag.-nifled to tne congregation as It shone l-Srough a glass doorway, some worn- an screamed and a panic almost en - sued'. ' . .. "". '." ' f . - Rev. . Horney and Ushers Collins and Gilbert quickly informed . the po-ple Jthatth.'ere was no danger and qet was restored but he peopie had b Hsen:-'from:rtlielr-e i ?.ady for a panic. - Rtev. Horney was about lialf jirough . ihia "... sermlon, but Ms train of thought and , the attention or the congregation bad. heenLJajoken. Hto,-and--lae-enelwled- H best to dl--missthe .-"coniinfegation ""r""": Really the fire wouW hav done no il am4gtia4:P leeB"fiP W:ln ;the rhurch. The holly was simply hang-lag-over fine gas pipe and -It would haver burned out and that would have Tided the thing as It was not sum- lently near any wood work to Ignite it - ; ' ' . - lty

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  1. Mattoon Daily Journal,
  2. 05 Jan 1903, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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  • new me church & fire jan 5 1903

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