Leadership

College Burned at Plainfield.

Issue 10 and Volume 49.

College Burned at Plainfield. Crossed electric light wires in the cupola of the College of Mount St. Mary’s, North Plainfield, N. J., a Roman Catholic seat of learning for young women, caused a blaze at 2.15 a. m. on March 2, which completely destroyed the structure, entailing a loss of nearly $300,000. The insurance is about $100,000. Bishop Janies A. MePaul, of Trenton, said the structure would be rebuilt at once and temporary quarters obtained. The blaze was discovered by Sister Cecelia, the principal of the institution, who sounded the fire drill. While she telephoned to the Plainfield and North Plainfield fire departments the students escaped in their night clothes and huddled together in the gardener’s house nearby. Thirty of the girls remained to assist the sisters and workmen about the place to fight the flames, but their efforts were futile as there is no water supply other than that…

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