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Lives Lost At A Fire

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Escanaha, Mieh., Nov.30.- Fire late at night destroyed the big No. 4 ore doek of the Chieafco and Northwestern railroad. The steaiher Nanant was burned and two Uves were lost - Fireman Jacobs Bossert and a deck hand, named Harold, were badly burned. The total loss will reach $350,000. The fire started in the steamer Nahant, partly loaded with ore and communicated to the lumber doek on which a quantity of pine lumber awaiting shipment was soon ablaze. The Nahant was burned to the water's edge and the No. 4 doek was soon ablaze from end to end. The fire department faeilities were inafleo,uate and the doek was hard to reach. ITnder Control at Midnight. Eftorts were at once made to prevent the flames from communic&ting to the other larpe docks by cutting off ccmmunicatuin and thi. proved successful. Meanwhile all the other shipping pulled away from the docks and goï beyond the reaoh of danger. Br midnight the flre was under control. The luniber doek was saved with slight damage. The loss to the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad company is about $300,000. The loss to theNahant is about J40.000. The steamer Nahant was built in 1873 at Detroit and was owned by C. E. Benham of Cleveland. She was rated A2. Her tonnage was 1,204. and her gross lenjrth waa 213 feet, with 35 feet beam and 16 feet depth. NORMAL SCHOOL BCRXEIí. The Institution at River Falls, Wis., Goes ITp in Smoke. River Palls, Wis., Nov. 30.- The River Falls state normal school building is a mass of ruins. Fire broke out in the laboratory on the thlrd floor about 8 o'clock in the evening and in spite of the efforts of the firemen the flames forced their way to the attic and in a few moments the whole roof was ablaze. Owing to the height of the structure the firemen worked at a disadvantage and in a short time the main building was burned. The wing containing the engine room was saved. A greater portion of the contents were destroyed. A good share of the library and pianos and the turniture in the kindergarten were saved. The building and contents were insured for $55,000, and the loss is about $75,000. The buildf'ng was erected in 1874. Steps have been taken to continue the school in halls and churches. The school has been very prosperous and the attendance up to the capacity of the building. It will be rebuilt without delay. Business Portion linrneil. St. Paul, Nov. 30.- A Winnipeg, Man., special says: A large portion of the business center of the town of Carberry, Man., was destroyed by fire. The loss will exceed $50,000.


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