Furniture Plant Fire at Hawthorne, Cal.
The entire plant of the Hawthorne Furniture Company, at Hawthorne, Cal., was destroyed by fire March 5; the loss was $150,000. There is no fire department in Hawthorne and before the people could form a bucket brigade the flames were roaring through the main building and had communicated to three other buildings. The structures, all frame and two stories high, burned like tinder. They were filled with costly machinery, a large stock of finished goods and raw materials. In an hour the buildings were in ruins