The Courier-Journal from Louisville, Kentucky on March 28, 1890 · Page 1
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Louisville, Kentucky
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(fir. nlpx M i ! M VOIiTJUX! XiXXV. HEWS ftliD C0""EIIT. toBiimirt vox. ! At about 8:30 'clock lt night Louisviile was stricken by eneoftte direst catastrophes from which any section f the country ever suffered. A mighty torn do, with a Telocity and Tiolenco incalculable, struck the city at Its southwestern limiU and tore acraa the "West Led in southeasterly direction, ploughing as appalling path of desolation aad4 death. Square after square of residence and business houses was wrenched front their foundation and seattered like chaff; and miles at territory, which yesterday mt populous with houses and puLing with trade, are to-day blasted wastes at ruin. Outeide the track af the tornado the people had no idea of the character of the calamity, until fires broke out in dozen mt wrecked buildings, and Quick rumors of the ferrule -visitation spread to every part of the city. In a few minutes the blighted - section was swarming with lorrined spectators, and the wildest reports were found to be short of exaggeration. At Falls City Hall a lodge of the - Knight and Ladles of Honor was, in cession, two-thirds of the attendants being women, while in the same building was a dancing school of perLaps seventy-five children. The building waa dashed down like a house of cards, burying in the debris 200 souls, most of whom were either crushed or nffocated to death. The work of removing the bodies waa necessarily skw, and while ft waa in progress many of tLsse whose groans yet betokened life were smothered beneath the mas of brick and mortar which entombed them, or asphyxiated ia the fumes of escaping gaa. Added to this, a fire broke aut in the ruins, and many a body, living or dead, must have been burned. About thirty-five dead have thus far been taken from the wrecked hall; ethers were rescued who will die, and it is thought that there aie yet over a hundred beneath the ruins who will never again see the light of day. Main street below Sixth suffered more severely than any other business section, the large wholesale establishments aad tobacco "warehouses being shattered like tinder. In one store on this street six girls and two men were baned. Tha Union depot waa totally destroyed. Churches were demolished and several Sisters were killed. Kev. St-plu-n v.. Barnwell, rector ot St. John's Episcopal hurch, is among the dead. Added to this terrible disaster, the City is confronted with the certainty of a water famine, as the water works were also wrecked by the storm. There is absolute It no possibility of o-timating the loss ot Hie and property at this hour. The wake ot the tor-rado is simply chaos, and it is almost impracticable to pass through that portion of the" city. It would seem that at the best two or three hundred deaths have reunited from tte tornado, while those who have been rendered homeless must be numbered- by the thous- and. As no insurance can be collected, the property Iocs will be extremely oppressive. It will .mount up to millions. . The suffering and want among the poor which unit eaaue will be great, and make such demands upon the generosity of ear mare fortunate citizens as have never been made before demanda which we feel aasured will be answered aa all there have ever been. . , , The tornado that proved so destructive to life and property last night did not spare the telegraph wires, and from shortly before o'clock on Louisville waa cut off completely. . The Western Union office did not have a single wire out of the city, and the Associated Frees, equal la the past to every emergency, after repeated attempts to get its news through, had to abandon its service. This accounts for the reduced amount of tele-graphio news in the Courier-Journal this morning. . , . The Senate yesterdsy passed the bill authorizing the Secretary of War to purchase 2,500 tento for the use ot flood sufferers in Arkansas, Mississippi and Louiaiana, anJ appropriated 9:25,000 for the purpose. .Discussion of the bill developed the fact that there had been no request tor teute lrow either Arkansas ex Mi uxoippi. The. bill providing for the admission of Wyoming to Statehood parsed the House yesterday,1 by a vote ot 139 to 237. The clause in the Constitution providing lor female suffrage waa approved by the Republicans. The Senate yesterday Toted 31 to Zi to refer the Sherman Antt-tru-.t Bill to tlie Judichiry Committee, with instructions to rciort bock in twenty days. This practical!, kills the measure. The President yesterday appointed Sir. James M. Suffeli l'o&tm inter at Frankfort, Ky., and -Charles A. Johnson at Lebanon, hy t B1A1M i lid LouIsYillc Tisltcd Ey the Storm Demon Last ETenln;. The Greatest Calamity That Has Occnrred In Its History. Over a Hundred LI res Lost, and Xillions of Dollars of .ropertj Destroyed. Tha Path cf tha Tornado Through tha City Marked Br -Death. Tbe Horrors ef Conflagration Added T the Other Fearful Destruction. JaffcrioaTule Visited and ITins Blocks of Houses Blows Down, Bat 5 o Lives Lost. NEW JM.BATCg'3 ESCAPE. Louisville waa visited last evening by a cyclone which resulted in the lose ot hundreds of lives and the destruction ot ever a million dollars of property. It is estimated that at leas one hundred and fifty Uvea were lost, but this cannot He accurately determined; perh&ps, for many day a The mighty stroke ot the tornado fell with suddenness that scarcely gave time for quickened heart-beats before thoaa. hearts- were auUcd in death. Twice- before the wrenching asunder of lite and homes and castles of trade? the impulse of the gale fought impatiently to accomplish the work reserved for the whirling tiger of the air, iwhose fcvauti Couriers ; they were. Twice, for live furious minutes each; Uiey strove, and punned on screeching their bullied, rase. Then came .a lull ; but only for a little space, and then the tornado thundered over the doom-" ed territory with terrible lightnings, constantly ablaae. From Eighteenth and Maple streets, diagonally . across the city, crushing dwellings and business blocks like eggshells, t-ppleing down church steeples and wrenching warehouses to fragments, the dread visitant passed to the river front, leaving to mark the boundaries of ruia a broad swath of wreckage aud dead and mangled humanity impaled and weighted down or burning in the ignited debris. ThiS belt of destruction extended from the west side of Sisith street as fur as Ninth on Main, and aa equal width across to the point where the city was first touched. . THfia BOMB DBSTOOTKp. The loss of life and property is at present incalculable. It will require long days of painful search aad com potation to reach a proper estimate, but it is certain that no such havoc has ever been recorded before for an American city from such a cause. To add to the sudden horrors ot the scene, fire came to seize upon the shapeless ruins and consume the helpless wounded and disfigured dead. . Aad. Louisville is not left slone W mourn this dreadful visitation. The city of Jtffcreoaviile waa also invaded, and many o her homes destroyed, but, it is thankfully reported, with no cases of death in a single household. Humors were current at an early hour this morning that the beautiful young suburb of rarklacd is also a sufferer, but whether this is true, or to what extent it may be true, a hick of communication by wira or rail, and the awful neighborhood of this city's calamity mokes it impossible to ascertain at present . The destruction cf the -water-works' ttand tower, acd consequently cutting oil of a weter supply is another matter ot damage tb;it must caue an infinite deal of inconvcnUne and danjror to the entire city, while the complete break-ius down of nearly all comnianlcations with the outside woild renders the situation peculiarly hnrd. Fortunately, tle fleet of steamboats KM acd tugs moored along the river bank was sufficiently protected- to ride out the violence of the passing tornado, and. beyond one or two boats blown loose and into the flooded channels, no accidents or losses are reported from that quitrter. The Seventh-street Depot Is wrecked, and its fall will blockade temporarily traftio over the elevated railway upon the river's front. ' ' Immense damage it done in the warehouse and wholesale district, west ef Sixth street on Mam. The magnificent lobacco storajre block erected not long ago by the Snavyer-Wallaee Company, ia an unsightly mass of ruins: and this is onfc one of a number on the appalling list. The most hearyt-breakuag event oO the whole calamitous time is the terrible loss of human life in the shattered Falls City Market building. : Scores ot men and women were in at tendance upon lodge meeting in that structure when it was crushed to kindling wood, and ail through the dreadful night their mangled and dead forms were being drawn out by fatigue parties of rescuers. " . . To add to the distraction of the authority several conflagrations broke out amid the wreckage at various points, and taxed the utmost efforts of the fire brigade for hours to. prevent their spreading in a general holocaust. KM !.! 51KS. MAKY. llAfcSOX, Seventeenth and Lytic streets. ' . MISS AXME NYLES, Portland avenue, between Sixteenth and Seventeenth. MKS. MrXAUUHLIN, Eighteenth and Baird streets. MJCS. .HKLLK LKLLOFF, Seventeenth and Lytle streets. S1KS. rLTZUSOX, Nineteenth and Walnut streets. TOil 1TTF, works Avery foundry. HU wife's back wits broken. Mlo. NUT TALL, JeTersin street, between Lleventh and Twelfth. SISTtdS MAKY 1TUS, Seventeenth and Urondway. TWO UNKNOWN colored men at Tobe Henry's stable, Thirteenth stieet, between Grayson and Walnut. NICHOLAS J. SULLIVAN, 1505 Mag azine street; burned to a crisp, WILLIAM DIH-ULli, Sixteenth, between Magazine and Chestnut; charred to a crisp' ClliLf ,"' b;.r-Ktper at Sixteenth aod Magazine streets; charred to a crit-p. JOHN . LMEUICU. saloon keeper- at Eishttiteenth 'and Maple;- killed under the ruins. . MOODY DAVIS, colored boy, Thirteenth and Walnut; buried under Eclipse or Odd Fellows UalL TWO UNKNOWN colored women; alley near Twelfth. T1IADDEUS MASON, Louisville. C. H. HATHAWAY. Chicago. CHAIOXS HESSLNUUEUCH. Philadelphia: MAiiY KYAN. laundry gin, Louis-vijlo HoteL ' , KATIE McCUNE. laundry girl Loni. vUle Hotel. MARY McGrNTY, laundry girL Louisville Hotel . BRIDGET CLOWE. ' laundry girl, Louis-illc Hotel. M.VGGIE CAMPUFT.T.. laundry girl, Louisville Hotel. FRANK r.VINE, barkeeper. J. IX SCHILDT, Undertaker. 339 East Market street. A small child of George W. Cuscaden. PAIUC CORNELL, 10l West Green street. ' E. R. JlcCUE, Danville, killed in Vir-g'i Wright's. UNKNOWN Reman, Twenty -sixth and Magazine. ' FAT RAIDY, clerk for S. E. Edmonds. CHARLES JENKS, UNKNOWN man, killed in stree-car at Tenth and Main streets. . liEV. S. 1 BARNWELL, rector ot St. John's Episcopal church. POLICE OFFICER WHITE- BALD- WlaS MCLAUGHLIN, Eighteenth and Baird streets. . AUGUST FLEISCHER, Master the Falls City Market. MRS. ALLEN PETERSON. CAPT. T11EO. ANGERMEIR, Twenty-third and Market streets. J. B McCOLLOM, brickmaker. Thirteenth and Maple streets. WILLIAM DEMARR. Pullman Palace Car Company. MRS. E. HOFFSTETTER, Thirty-sita and High. i MISS CASTLEMAN, Seventeenth street. THEO. A LG LUMEN, Thirty-third and Market. THE INJURED. Virsil Wright, slightly brui&cd about the bvdy. J. 11. Riley. Station-master Union Depot, bruised, side and breast. Tom Allen.- Ticket Agent Union Depot, kg broken. S. T. Smith. Check Agent Transfer Cocipacy, left hip fractured. - William Conlcy, 1216 Seventh street, badly injured across hack, shoulder dislocated. Tom Moore. Madison street, below Thirteenth, bruised And cut -about head. W. li. Woodward. General Superintendent Monbn. fcliirhtly bruised. William Linilhay, Giiteman Union De pot, bruised about bcdjr7 Cliarle Taylor. Jcflersonville, inter-. nally injured. ' Green Fow, Bazgage Master, Union Depot, arm broken LOUISVILlLE, FRIDAY MOIIXIXG, wmAmm Clarence Lewii. Ticket Agent, Union Depot, back sprained. , . - . Mrs. Louis Wtitnin. Market street between Tenth and Eleventh, back broken. lorn Moore, injured about body.' Green FowelL colored, 218 Guthrie street, porter Union Depot, shoulder dislocated. Fred Stone. 1004 West Green, street, driver Louisville Transfer Company, left leg dudocated. John Morrow, Charlcstown, Ind., left hand cut. hurt in side. H nry Seeger. Fifteenth and Walnut, leg broken. - " August liman. Sixteenth and Magc-ziiie, fatally crushed in left breast. NiCK iit-mau, same place, badly cut in tbe liead. bin. Chiistopher Hoffcnheimer, Eighteenth, near Maple; badly injured about the head. Muj. Gait, Eighteenth and Broadway; besides his wife and'lwo daughtcts bad ly hurt, but not dangerous. The aunt of John Emerich ; badly hurt about tha head ; will die. . ' . Mrs. Trotter, colored. Thirteenth and Madison ; leg broken. Lieutenant Howard, Grrett street, between . thirteenth and Fo-irteenth, two cliildren ; slightly injured about the bead. Dr. Mueuct.. Walnut street, between Thirteenth and Fourteenth; fatally injured about the head, and spine dis located. . . Mrs. Muguct, badly hurt about the head but not fntatly. . Thomas Funk, both legs broken. The following eU;ht colored men were ail badly hurt .at Eclii Hall while holding a session of i 'Aditn Lodge, I O.O.F. . . ' Jim Brown ; hurt about tbe bead. Nicif Newmin; both ankle dislocate!. Phil Smith; badly cut on the head, Ben Wlch: badly itruined on body. Frank Bcoldey; bad out about the head. William Meredith: cut on head. ' G. W. 3tnnfc!itld ; cut on the head. Jamee Lyons ;"cut "on the head. Fletcher INiUum, Adams Express Messenger, pinned doan in his car and taken out slightly hurt. John Coogle, driver for American Express; blown from his wagon and slightly torn and bruised. Colored ' porter at the Seventh-stxret depot; pinned down, by heath, and arm and shoulder broken. " Mrs. Joseph Seiler, Twelfth and Wal-ndt: slightly hurt. , William Sullivan, Tenth and Walnut, ana broken. . sEancHiHQ ron ran rnanv Joe Warren, engineer on the C and O. : thrown from the cab by a tree across tiie track; not seriously. George Pitt, fireman, on the C. aad O. ; same. Pat Roberts, switchman; same. Burt Staggers, - Fourteenth and Broadway; slightly hurt. John W. Brown, of White, Brown &. White, West Broadway, shoulder hurt, but not seriously. Mrs. Brown, severe cuts and bruises: not serious. . - Robiusoo, pinned beneath a fall ing wall and badly bruised. Charles Bainrod, badly bruised. H. M. Blackburn, Woodburn Ky-probably fatally wounded. Charles D. Senior, Indianapolis, badly mashed ; internal Injuries feared. Katie King, burned about the body; probably fatally. J. P. McFarland, ticket broker, badly mashed and bruised. Virgil Wright, badly bruised and pinned in debris. .- Ed Minter, braised and contused wounds. The wife of Sergeant George Colm-bach was in the Falls City building at the time it collated. She was rescued, however, soon after, and sustained only a few slight injuries about . the body. William Good was taken out of the Falls City Hall ruins with both legs and three ribs broken. ' He is also injured iutoruiilly; He will die. John C Sleif, 615 West Market, was asleep at his house wlicn the storm came. He has four ril broken and skull fractured. Ho will recover. G. W. Robinson, of Lampton street, head cut and shoulder dislocated. Whittinshani, bead badly bruised but probably not fatal. Mrs. Kate Frar, SixU street near Oak, head and face badly mashed aad probably internal injuries. John Blacs, Superintendent, ribs and leg broken. 1 Two children of Louis Sinim. Jr., who had a hut store under the hall Louis Si mm, ajrcd five years and Geneva, a;red four. Two older girls and a servant girl were taken out slightly injured. Mrs. John B. Rock, left arm broken. Mrs. Rrnnf, tdinhtly injured. Mis. Jennie Whitman, back broken. Oflicer Lon. Whitman, the lady's husband, was just going on duty and reached the Falls City Hall in Uuie to see his wife jump from the third story window. Mrs. Dora Nicman was taken out, slightly Injured. . O-IAECn 28, 1800. TUX r r, r r r. Tho Frl-htful Calamity At Falls City ILall. Cyclone's Wrath Centered On a Lodge and Dancing SchooL The Building TTreeted and OTcr . 200 Teople Baried In' ' the Ruins. Helpless Victims That. Died of . Suffocation Or Crushed 33 ? . ceatb Falling Tiabers, l ire Eretcs Oat And Koa&tt the t'u-fortnnates Spared For Its V , Tortures. Hind Can Not Imagine, Fen Can . Not Picture the Awful Soenes r . .. . That Followed. , PARTIAL " LIST OF LOST. , The dirert calamity of all was the de-" Bt ruction of Fails City Ball and a terrible attendant loss of life. The storm struck the hall from the rear, and pushed it a heap of ruins into Market street. In the lower rooms of the hall flity or -venty-flve cldldren' and their mothers and other relatives were congreBTited, tnkit'.g dancing lessons frm Miss Annie 'J., jv-The hour 'ef'tiie class was over, ,hut on account of the cyclone they had 'remained to dance until the' storm, ha 1 passed. lOa tbe third floor the Jewel Lodge, Khlghts and Ladies of Honor, were holding a meeting. An unusually large num-iiet of visitors were present, swelling the -erewd to about 125 persons, men, women and children, 1 HI O0MIO Or BtATH. As soon as the cyclone came the building shook and began to fall. v As soon as tbe crash was heard a mad rash was made for the doors, and some leaped from the windows. A few escaped, but those that did not renin itnd packed together, and many probably died from suffocation. The second and third floors gave way before the destroyer as if there was nothing to hold them up. The wall facing on Market street remained purtly standing and saved the lower floor from the fate of tbe two above. The wall of tbe houses on either side ot the hall were cracked, but otherwise remain Arm. The cyclone seemed to have centered its terrific force at that one particular spot, which, giving way with no little resistance, probably saved the other two buildinc from the same disastrous fate. " Tbe entire building, in less than five minutts, was a shapeless niuss of brick and mortar, burying beneath its pile two hundred helpless victims. For fifteen minutes after the rush was over it seemed that the wind that wrought the ruin was buried beneath and wai'id to break loose once more, such we.e the groans and cries that a'rose from the mangled mass of humanity beneath. The meanings gradually lessened as death increased, and what five minutes before had been a torrent of human shrieks sunk into a pitiable wail of the dying. The news spread as rapidly as wind through the city, and in a short timo from every side came tushing those) whose loved ones were buried, all striving to anearth their dead. Men and women, mad with grief, viewed the maea from the street begging every one they saw to aid in the excavation. TBB WORK Or KESCUK. A posse ot police arrived on the spot and began to systematize the work. The walls of tha adjoining house were hmt propped", and then bezja tlio Wcrk of cutting through the hesvy slate roof .that covered all. At first work was difficult and laborious on account cf the anxious mutitude Unit thronged the wreck. B-iflicult was the task to clear the ruin of women, who were found digging at the slate with their fingers, crazed at the groans beneath, each of which they thought ascended from their dying. Lvery ene did nohle work. THE FIRST VICTIM. After one hour of tcst less labor ths the first victim,' Mrs. Sarah Kelly, was unerthed. Her body was found fitting in an upright posi tion, her head hnji.--.-jl nnl one arm broken. The first account wu gotteu from her cl tha ruin and honor wiiiiio. PAGES. At the first quake of. the hall, she said a mad rush was made for the; entrance. Women were knocked down and trampled upon in the mad haste to escape .' Seeing the overwhelming jsm at the door Mrs. Kelly and several remained behind reckless as to their fate. The List she, taw of her friends was Just Lcfore ths floor gave way and the ceiling fclL The work wus continued,' but none of those whom Mrs. Kelly is id were near her could be found. The eseavation was then moved from the rear of the. building to the front, where it was supposed the frreater crowd - at falls was gathered. . As soon as the roofing was removed and the mass of brick beneath, the first sight that met the eyes, wus. anything but hopeful. , Tea women, locked in .each others' arms, were lirjwn out ot the debris, all dead but one. Mr. James .Ilasscn, whose wife had been at the lodje meeting, waa foremost ia the work, and the first leibcu whom, he drew out of tle ruined budding wis hi wife, who died in his arnn. He laid her by the side ot tlie oUicrs Sho"w;re 'dead and continued to work for the living. ' ' '- Inside of tbe next hour tbirty men 8CEXE BETWEEN rJGHTU and women were uiawn oat dead, but with no wound on their bodies, and it is thought all tl.eir death fram suffocation. The gas pipes, had broken, which caused the light to go out and which saved tho ruins from re for tlie time, bat flooded the debris with a vapor almost as deadly an the file might have proven. Ways were pierced into the breast of the ruin and bodies drawn . SCENE OS MARKET BETWEEN TENTH AND ELEVENTH. o:t del and dying. One part of the building wa restrved f'.r the dd, but tie w'.unded cre taken into the oli res and l.ouc oil the cppo.ite side of the at-revfc, v.-here phvsicians and priests adra'nistrted to souls and bodies. Oce oci.m whom no one knew or ETITW fME (DYCLdME rceogtdredjlied while receiving the last tacratneut. A Toun.f man named Nell .rushed to the scene, to find his mother. ue was locring for her everywhere wen thoso arc-und' knew her to be dead, but could rot freak the word. Every place in the neighborhood was iled witli the. wounded. Tle counters ami gaming tables in the faloons were i tilled as beds, while the liquors were uied for stimulants. ' Among the saddest scenes was a young couple, man and wife, taken from the ruins, her arm clasped about his neck while he held her about the waist. ITT HALL. Tln-if head? were ' mangled and -their limbs crushed into a shapeless maes, Tbe street for a square on either side of tlie disaster was crowded. I 'ale faces that turned paler as each corpse waa unearthed were pressing forward to look upon the faces ot the dead and dying. Many, after they liad recovered their loved ones, often ' dead, hastened back to the rescue ot others. . Women, whose daldren were at the dancing class on th second floor, were rnsliing wildly "uuilDiAd ly about the scene. None were allowed to approach the ruins or to disturb the workmen. Among those most ASO NINTH OX JIA1K distruttel by grid was Mrs. Sims, who clung to the arm of her husband crying for her four little girls that were hurled undes the mass. It was one ot many such scenes. -They were like Hachael weeping for her children and refnslntc to be comforted. Husbands who bad parted from their wives two hours before ncrw looked upon their faces, dead or dying. ' At 11 o'clock t went r dead bodies had been uneirthed acd- fifteen wounded anil ' dying. Only thute on the third floor had lrcn reached; the raoin that contained Miss A pp. the danc in.; -school teacher, with the children and mothers had not peDed. Throe htUc girls were fuund in what w-s evidently a closet on the third floor, having run m-" 1 , ia if M f i n m m n w 1 x Wife y - 5- , SEBEC3 2STO. 7,758. to hide when the disaster eearred. Their bodies, when found, were moiss as if death had come to thrm aa theit rescuers approached. Each roomed brought an increase ef horror. Tomxg men who had returned home, and for tha first rime hsd learned of their mothers absence, sought them in tha sea ef dead. The patrol wagons and earrtaccs were conveying tlie dead with their sorrow ing relatives to every part of ths) city. Strange to say. not ene body rifled eoui-1 be seen, althoagh a multitude af men thronged around the dead and dying. A sad spectacle was seen on tlt eornee of Tenth and Market rtreeta, . where tin patrol wagon, bearing sod mnknown dead to the Citx Hosni.! was stopped by a youuc man. who elitahe4 ieta tbe wagon, only to see the -lead face ef his mother ' ' KILLED AND INJURED. ' Partial List or Woaaaed aad af tho Saved Fross Falls City Hall. Among those who were drawn ent of the wreck at Falls City : V.ittl wounded or dying from suffocation and whose names were known, were Mr. and Mrs. Puff, Jamea Hidd, Mrs. Sarah Kelly. Mrs. Janies:Rock, little Era, Wintorsilver and her two little r-isi ters, John ShelL of Twelfth and Market streeu: John Good, of Twenty-sevw enth and Bank; Mrs. Mary It age... of Prestcn and Green; Char lea Donipnn.' Twenty-ninth and Bank; Henry ZuLg-ler. Fifteenth and Market; William Jackson, Henry' Felthelden. Fourteenth and Market; Mr. lloltnneyrr, F1nt and Market; Mr. Fheiter, Twelfth and Mainr Minnie Henry, Mr. Walter Grubh. itra. Buffet, Mary Harris, Mm. McGIoutIw lin. Mis Annie Mle, Miea lary Harrison. Peter Fullett. . v Most ot the officers of the lodge were at tbe meeting and, as far as bt knownv are all saved.' They are as follows: Allen Peterson, Financial Secretary r Wiliam Owens, Protector; Charley lln-i ber. Secretary; Mrs. Marr liock. Vica Protector ; Mrs. liuie A. Walton. .Treasurer; Mrs. Wall, Guide. , ' Those who were taken oct dead were; ' ' At Douehertv &. Keenaa's ncdertal;. ing shop, lludolph Lipp, four women aod three men not yet identified, - A-Job Boekley's-ealoon. Se, HIT" Market, five wumen and eleven men,' all unknown. - .- - - FIRE BREAKS OUT. ' The Flames Seise On ike Kolas to Complete the Work of Destractioa. At 13 o'clock tbe oponlnz up of a portion of the debris of tha Falls City Ball eaused a draught, to penetrate the ruins, whereupon tbe smoldering fire broke out with tremendous fierceness. Is spread rapidly and forced the workers to desert the pile. As soon as the, fir gained headway, the groans of the imprisoned people hecama shrieks, and so great was tha horror of the moment that the wa tellers grew frantic and screamed and ran about like wild; the- terrible sufferings which they were unable to alleviate driving them to dtspair. - -Several lines of hose were soon throwing water on the flames, but it was mora thaa . an ht.ur before work could be proceeded-witK and then it was carried on with much more difficulty than before, on account of the heat. ' TJp to IS o'clock, only aout thirtr-flve dead bodies and twenty-Ova wound-' ed and dying were taken from the wreck. Tbe corpses were laid in tha various homes acrnsa the street and in Dougheitv-fc Keenau's undertaking shop, on th block below. At the latter place people passed in and out, one by one, to look at the bodies, hunting for friends and re latives. One man said he was Jookimr for Louis Lipp, and tb very first sheet lifted revealed the corpse of tlie person wanted. Tbe man covered his face, groaned and would hare fallen had ho not been sustained. At about 1 1 :30 o'clock the room where the children were dancing waa reached, Mr. Louis Simma, Jr., of 1124 Marks street, had for hours been moving about in an sgooy of grief in front of that portion of tbe wreck wlwxe this room had been, for bis wife and four little children were there. When the room was reached, Mrs. Simms was tlie first one found, and aim was fatally hurt. Then, within about fifteen minutes of each other, three of the Simms children were recovered; They were unconscious, and there is only a faint possibility that they will live. While tlie father was imploring tho workers to set his other child, fire brok out and work was suspended. - The Vast man taken out alive before the flames started was Jchn liepden. ot 2102 West Btoadway, and just previous to that m woman, who was unable to give her name, was recovered. It was not posi-Ue to tell tho extent cf the injuries of either. rxciDrxTs. Mrs. Whitman, wife of Policeman Whitman, jumped from tho third story of tlie ball. She was terribly injured and will hardly live. Tlx-re are 200 or more people yet la t',- ..r:- . rwf tli rtlfihihtics are that few, if any, more ill be recovered alive. Of those taken out dead, only a small number were identilied. Everything is thoaa. T lie re is no sjateiu. and, under the cireumunw, none could be expected. Wla tlie fare broke out, several peikons who Lai been reached

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