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THE YAZOO CITY FIRE.

Issue 23 and Volume 35.

THE YAZOO CITY FIRE. The devastation of the business section of Yazoo City, Miss., after the fire of May 25 is complete. The insurance loss alone was $1,200,000, and falls chiefly on the Liverpool and London & Globe, the Continental, Home, Royal Exchange Firemen’s, of Baltimore, Northern, and Philadelphia Underwriters. The Mississippi State companies are not heavily involved. Twenty-eight blocks were swept dean by the flames. Of the 200 buildings destroyed fifty were splendid residences, many of old colonial architecture, and occupied by some of the wealthiest citizens of the South. The only buildings of consequence directly exposed to the fire which escaped were the courthouse and the Fannie J. Ricks Memorial library. They were saved only by the sudden shifting of the wind. The money and papers in the vaults of the four blocks were saved in the vaults, although the buildings themselves were destroyed. Of the manufactories the…

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