Leadership

TWO JERSEY TOWNS FIRE-SWEPT.

Issue 16 and Volume 24.

TWO JERSEY TOWNS FIRE-SWEPT. Within twenty-four hours of each other Asbury Park and Atlantic City, N. J., two favorite seabathing resorts for the people of New York city. New Jersey, and Pennsylvania were damaged by fire to the amount of nearly $225,000. In the former case, the fire broke out in the business portion of West Asbury Park and totally destroyed fourteen buildings, chiefly, if not all frame, occupied as stores and dwellings, and damaged several others. The residents were principally Italians and Hebrews, on whose furniture and personal effects there was no insurance. The blaze started in an unoccupied room over one of the stores, and in its rapid course destroyed (among other buildings) the Second baptist church (colored) the Jewish synagogue, and the Jewish Young Men’s free library. It required the combined efforts of the fire departments of Asbury Hark, Ocean Grove, West Hark, Bradley,Heach, and West Grove…

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