Leadership

The Great Fire at Minneapolis.

Issue 26 and Volume 1878 1.

The Great Fire at Minneapolis. The flourishing manufacturing city of Minneapolis, Minnesota, was visited by a great disaster last week. At seven o’clock in the evening, at the hour when the night hands were relieving the day hands, an explosion occurred in one of the great flouring mills, and instantly that mill and several adjoining ones, together with a large grain elevator, were wrapped in flames. So suddenly and so generally did the flames envelope the adjacent buildings, the Fire Department was unable to save any ot them. Eight flouring mills, one planing mill, and the elevator were destroyed, and fourteen of kthe esnployes in the mills lost their lives. These victims were killed by the explosion, not suffocated by the fire. The explosion is reported to have resembled an earthquake; it was distinctly heard at St. Paul, ten miles distant, where, also, the column of flame that shot up…

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