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Great Fire In Plymouth

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The village of Plymo.uth was visited by a most destructive fire on Monday eveninglast, which destroyed the greater part of the business houses of the town and inflicted a total loss of over $40,000. The fire started in the barber-shop of George Van Decar, and was quickly communicated to the First National bank building and to Chaffee & Hunter's drug store. The buildings burned and losses were as follows: Charles Miller, saloon, $2,000 fully insured; A. D. Linden & Son, hardware, $3,500, insured for $2,500; Chaffee & Hunter, drugs and groceries, $7,500, insured for $4,000; O. A. Fraser, $500, insured for $2,000; Odd Fellows and Masons, $1,500, insured for $6óo; George VanDecar, barber, $400; First National Bank, $6,000, insured for $2,500; R. G. Hall, dry goods, $5,000, insured for $3,000; Bennett & Son, furniture, $2,000, insured for $1,500: John Steele, Jewelry, $200; A. H. Dibble, boots and shoes, $500, fully insured; John L. Gale, drugs and groceries, $4,000, fully insured; Mrs. Penny, $2,500; Henrj F. May, $3,000; Mrs. Coleman, $3,500, insured for $2,500; Nettie Steele, milliner, Í400; Fred Solomon, larber, $150; ander .Black, boots and shoes, 400; Charles Valentine, $100; E. C. Lautïer, $250; Plymouth Savings Bank, $100. The Detroit fire department sent an engine to aid the hard worked bucket brigade of the town. The village was once before nearly wiped out, the last great fire beingin 1856.


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