A Big Blaze at Williamsport.

Issue 4 and Volume 47.

A Big Blaze at Williamsport. A fire was burning briskly last week in the rear of Leonie’s shoe store, in the centre of the business section of Williamsport, Pa., when the firemen, summoned by telephone at 12:15 a. m., arrived on the scene. Chief Trank F. Stryder, in it had been burning for some time prior to its discovery by a passerby and the part of the premises where it originated was so completely destroyed that it was impossible even to surmise its cause. The building, of brick, with a small frame addition and without sprinklers, three stories high, was built fifty years ago. It was so old that it proved good fuel for the flames. In addition to the shoe store, the structure housed the Star clothing house, and another shoe store, the upper stories being occupied partly as offices, partly as apartments, the occupants of the latter having…

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