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The Daily Dispatch: March 18, 1861., [Electronic resource], Serenade to
Fires at New York. --Loss of Life.--A fire occurred at Thorp's Union Square Hotel building in New York Friday morning, which destroyed the wardrobes and regalia of the Holland, Pacific, Crescent, Benevolent and Arcana Lodges of Masons, the Metropolitan Chapter Royal Arch Masons, CŒur de Lion and Columbia Encampment of Knights Templar. The building was entirely destroyed.--Total loss from twenty to twenty-five thousand dollars. A fire also occurred the same morning on Orange street, Brooklyn, on the premises of the American Hoop Skirt Company. Susan Wilson, the daughter of the proprietor of the building, jumped to the ground from the fifth story and was killed.-- Anna Trainor was taken out of the building by the firemen in an insensible state. Her recovery is doubtful.