Issue 4 and Volume 23.

FIRE NEWS An early morning fire in Chicago, Ill., caused a loss of almost $500,000 to eight firms, chiefly dry goods, clothing, and hats, in the building at the northwest corner of Market and Quincy streets. The chief losses were sustained by L. C. Wachsmuth & Co., (clothing) and Adams & Co. (dry goods). The building was one of the best examples of high grade mill construction, having walls forty-six inches at the base, with double floors throughout. The party walls, however, had the joints so placed that without great watchfulness such as was exercised by Chief Hwenie’s men, the fire might easily have communicated to the adjoining building. The building burned was insured for $55,000—loss upon it from twenty-five fo thirty per cent. Armour &Co., are building large packing houses at Omaha, Neb., and Swift & Co., at St. Joseph. Mo. They will be suplied with large Matthews fire…

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