Fifty Firemen Disabled.
The burning of J. H. Hobby & Son’s free storage warehouse in this city on Monday, besides destroying over $100,oco worth of property, temporarily disabled fifty firemen. Never before in the history of the city have so many firemen been overcome by smoke at a single fire. Their sufferings were mainly confined to their eyes. As a consequence, many of the down-town companies were obliged to draft men from the up-town engine houses. Tne warehouse was filled with spices, tobacco, rags, matting and other inflammable material. It was the fumes from the spices that knocked out the firemen. The physicians at the Gouverneur Hospital, a short distance up the river, were kept on the jump attending the disabled firemen as they came in. I)rs. Robertson, Carlton and Anderson were well nigh exhausted when the last man called for treatment. They all had inflammation of the eyelids and severe headaches.