Chief Ardagh Injured.
DESTRUCTIVE fire in Toronto, Ont., last Saturday, destroyed several buildings, causing a loss of about $1,000,000. Chief Ardagh of the Fire Department was severely hurt, receiving a gash on the forehead and being severely injured on the back, and Robert Bowery, a fireman, was killed by a falling wall. Five other men were injured and several may die from their wounds.
The fire originated in the cellar of the Toronto Globe building. That structure and several adjoining it were destroyed. All the files and records of The Globe office are burned. The paper has secured temporary quarters, and will issue as usual to-morrow.
A severe storm prevailed throughout the progress of the fire, and the wind blew a gale from the north, carrying embers several miles away, but the snow extinguished them and prevented a more serious conflagration.
Bids have been opened in Dallas, Tex., for furnishing 15,000 feet of thirty-inch cast-iron water pipe, as follows: Addyston Pipe and Steel Co., Cincinnati, O., Chattanooga Foundry and Pipe Works, Chattanooga, Howard-Harrison Iron Co., Bessemer, Ala., Anniston Pipe Co., Anniston, Ala.