Leadership

CHURCH BURNED AT NASHVILLE.

Issue 6 and Volume 38.

CHURCH BURNED AT NASHVILLE. Among the destructive fires which recently followed one another in rapid succession at Nashville, Tenn., was one which broke out on the night of July 4 in the McKendrie Methodist church. Whether it was caused by fireworks let off on Independence Day or not was a question. As the building was situated in the very heart of the business section of the city, for some time a most disastrous conflagration was threatened. The blaze gave Chief Rozetta and the fire department a very hard fight to get it under control—a work of some hours, and, when the flames were extinguished, the church was completely gutted, and the loss was total, as the accompanying illustration shows. From the nature of the surroundings it was a very difficult task to get at the fire, which had made considerable headway before it was discovered. Each side of the street…

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