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Gone Up In Smoke

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New York, June 15. - Fire at an early hour Tuesday morning destroyed tS immigrant landing station thát covered almost all of EUis island, causine; a property loss of about $780,000 to the United States government. AU of the government records and the baggage oL the immigrants were burned. Two hundred and fifty immigrants were rescued from theburningstructures and brought safely to this city. Doctors, nurses and attendants helped in the work of reseue. Meantime some of the immigrants who had escaped from the main building had become anxious about their bassase. and despite the fact that the vast building was fast being encompassed by the llames rushed back to save it. In all the known tongues they Insisted that their all was contained in the boxes and bundies which they had brought over. Captain Burke and his men had to fairly fight them back on the boat. They wept and wrung their hands when they found it was impossibte to save their property. At 2 o'clock the flames were under control. The big station, the hospital, the laundry, restaurant, doctors' houses, and a number of small outbuildings were in ashes. The engine house was the only building of importance on the island which escaoed destruction.


Ann Arbor Argus
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