The Bangor Daily News from Bangor, Maine on May 1, 1911 · 1
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The Bangor Daily News from Bangor, Maine · 1

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Monday, May 1, 1911
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' Nl !i if ' ' " vl-'9 n v Fn 'V STAULlSURD lUNi: IS TSSfl mxcoit maim: Monday mohvino may- j nm I'liici: Tintri cunts i i'v'- I 11 n f i r-" 1 ir Pt if ? 10 lien Millions of Property Wipe ’ ' - - r ! ! ! A v K i i OMd os ' ? V J L ostoffice ) r oiie-!nsuratice n nessed by K eveil Churches and Scores-of i ‘ — 1 i ’ ' ' 0 Per Cent Awful Spectac ’ r-f f r-outli and Win Wholesale destruction by fire has at last fallen upon Bangor The disaster of Sunday came suddenly and Spreatf swiftly From an unaccountable blaze i a Broad street hay shed developer a perfect tornadoof flame ''that swept a path our to six blocks wide northward from York street through Exchange Harlow ’ark Central State and Franklin in the business district and through Broad-vay French Centre and the cross streets of that region to South Park The fire was under control late at night at Hammond add Franklin on - ie west at South Park street on the northand at Haynes Court in i its progress - V lip Ha?loAYjtreet t " r 7 1 t - i ThefosPis pimhlvc-onmiited at? seven to eight millions with insurance df perhaps 60 per cent r - f v i i In uie terribfev jjqar and general excitement it was of course impossi- jle to get anything like an a c c ur a te o r coni p rc i i e n s i ' t tp £ cjd o t of facjs -last jiignt but the principal details of the disaster are sdt t forth by ThefNews this inorning as well and as fully as possibe in a newspaper office almost completely crippled from loss of gas and electric supply and laboring under all thedncohven-jences resulting-from the lack of light and the demoralization of its cunposfng room ' v " 10W THE GREAT FIRE SWEPT ALLAN ITS PATH The great conflagration hich at a late hour last night wet ping through a portion of he business section-ard caus-g havoc among the residen- iaj part1 of Bangor started'at four o’clock in the afternoon ‘ L-‘n an alarm sounded for a - 1 fire m the large shed in I road street used by J Frank ' Eresn as a storage house for The S A Maxfield C6 with — j Jones’ wholesale fish" house escaped but across the road MANY II I L IS GONE III dy 2nd other materials- The sz was tierce the intense p’it causing the firemen to ' 'proicn with difficulty near z fames ‘ Bilws of dense smoke J-z succeeded by tongues of ues and when it was seen f t it vas an impossibility to ‘a:sh the fire attention j’ s paJ to'the adjacent build- ' i t’ard Vvhirfr a sssift r ' i i- ' A a wafting the lhmes sinii t'co-stcry building i L tli: tNorthern Paint l-Cocn the second tbr r! '-f the fist and in a r C h ( mlen dull ier i J’ CJs ’ j gutTed On the J - the col Jsforage f -I O olulbury a ‘ - r-‘v fell 3 victim i i SUNDAY'S STORM OF FLAME While all estimates ofdosses bythe great Bangor- fire must necessarily par-iKot8oUoh: take largely of - the character of guess- Cassidy Co was gutted On work these figures based on statements ihe third floor Berry and Smith sail-makers were occupants and their stock was a total los together with the large storage of groceries etc that the Cassidy Co kept Mrs Abraharh Ross conducted a small confectionery shop in the corner of Jhis building Several times the firemen had narrow escapes from falling timbers but no fatalities Continut d cn 5tn Page EOIHLR IXstfAXERS — Vcoi it H mA of v h to an-rcrc ldr cr hh-a-i tik-r: tl at rrt v-h a i jy fuf of property owners officials- and insurance men rvill gjve a fair idea of the extent of the disaster buildings and con- - I ? tents being included: I Business property $5000000 Dwellings — ! 10)0000 Public buildings churches j and other structures 500000 $6500000 Insurance is estimated at 60 per cent News Plant Crippled Although the News ofRce was not reached by the fire the shutting off of the gas supply put the Linotype machines out of commission and the matter is setJby hand in this edition The eledric power supply" was also cut off and the low water pressure delayed the operation of he auxiliary steam plant The News is obliged to ask the: indulgence of its readers Further editions jvill contain a more complete accurate story of the v conflagration in Terrible Coiiflasrration ‘BANGOR WILL COME BACK’ “ThTt' fire wall saved the Bass Block said a fireman on duty'at Franklip street This wall certainly proved a tremendous aid to the fire-menT Everything was -removed from tlie American! Express office Hammond St however The Postal! Telegraph officexwas busy receiving dnd’ sending dispatches fo f the press and for individuals On i the X southerly side ' of Central street the fire was stopped at thet Gas Company’s office w huTES OF THE FiRE ! - Mayor AluilefT Declares Confidence in Ihe — "City’s Future To the News Mayor Mullen said at midnight: - “The City 1 has suffered terrible blow but I have every confidence Bangar will “comp back” i Mayor Charles W Mullen I'lO FATUITIES tha t fy w L L-J l u h- i t?m - a - : LDrc:i CFrCrS fin Gecrfe Abbott a’ffJ-4 of Brewer was kiilec in Penobscot street' by a falling clnmn-'y He was inar-:aCr It J’eh n re: h' to a’proJ- rjhd leaves 1 VidO’V and fjcr o: - om t 4ljjcr ag'd 16 He died at the E M’ Q Hospi-A man reported as John Fr cl i lio a f Qi-i w :ec at uJs'grt that ie tj a : Jills-' 0 U ' N Scribner of Brewer met a t -igic death at the corner ElLlMNG WRECKAGE FL0AI1NS which added much to the general glare The tidejwas high about 12 p m In the vicinity of the Gaiety commonly ’ known as the -Old Nurcmbega the- water -was a mass of floating flaming timbers SOME OF THE INSURANCE i i 7 broad sr ‘ Cohen S 1G0 Con Hcnderlng Co 3000 C MTCoirant - 11000 JolmCativIdy -v 1300 EXCHANGE ST S L Crosby C Jo N E Tel & Tel William UodgUlns & Fiskc- '3000 22100 1500 1CO0D -2230 Hall -t Library Taney Gordon Clark Estate Eulkin Benolt-Latncau ( Co Weed & Racklill Foster Estate 2300 Bangor Cigar Co 3000 East Side Pliar lOpO HARLOW ST C W Morse 2000 Neallcy Estate - 1000 1200 4000 s 300 900 800 ' ’700 2000 3990 CENTRAL ST Baker Benson Ncaltey Gilman Bangor 1 a! Sterns Rowe The Kenduskeag stream fram a point above Franklin St to the Railroad Bridge at the mouth ofniie watr-vay viieie it flows into theTPenobcaot river was a mats cf Honing burning Z ICO STATE ST Ilangbr Savings link COCO Wbllebonse 23U0 Exctmnge Ill-ck) Woodward 3000 (Exchange BIoc) Wojd iviml 300 J (KtnJuskeag Bloch- 1300 ) 4 h vO Estate- 1000 A Emerson 1300 Nickel Co- 1000 Marlins 300 Crow ell GOO - r Bangor needs a fire-boat With it the rear of the-biild-ings on Exchange street might' hav? been keptwet saved and the fire held from State street andall to the north The tight of4 th$ Department was at Haynes Cou'af’ lust north of the High SreooL Had it' passed lint point he -wooden buildings north and Morses Mills would have been doomed' and the- great amount intlamable material at the mill would have' meant disaster for all that section ‘When the magnitude of the fire was realized Mayor iMuI-len asked foi assistance from Portland Lewiston Augusta and Waterville Brewer had already sent over aid and Ellsworth had responded with the chief and men All the cities responded and tliefr apparatus and men' were Jistributed about the'eily ‘ i Numerous special police were sworn in to -keep the sheets clear anj Co G N G t S AL yas detailed! to protect prcpertjpamT assist the police in preserving order Later at night The cadets -li-om the Lmversity of Maine were asked to help and a came down from Orcuo mil SAVEGMl t0)T0mC£ All tfin mail in' the pMt effic vio pavi d and v-rn to Ctyj II all where tlej clcrko urje porting it out apd u t itrmgeting thinga out kn per: lerak1 V 1 ' i-t'y in 1 h 1 J tv 0 tlv ail ti 1 ir- r "(’' lal woodwork the light otdSnUey -vvu t tJ 1 I n - ! ‘1 iM'ilh (i I W a Ur u Ll t ) 4 ' l i if t f t - ( i

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