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Subject: Boston Weekly Journal - items missed and fires
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 1999 07:54:01 -0400
Boston Weekly Journal, Thursday, July 10, 1884
Burned by Lightening
Dexter, ME., July 2. During the shower here today the barn of D. C.
LYNFORD, Corning, was struck by lightening. The dwelling house, L, shed,
stable and barn were destroyed, besides farming tools. Lynford loses
nearly all his furniture, five new mowing machines, one horse rake,
sleighs and wagons. Los $3000; insured for $1100.
Terrible Fire in an Oil Well
A dispatch from Newcomerstown, OH, reports that at the South Olive oil
fields on Thursday a plug in one of the wells was pulled out and the gas
and oil rushed forth with such force that it reached the furnace of the
engine and set fire to the derrick and rigging. With a tremendous
explosion the flames suddenly shot up seventy feet in the air, and Robert
STEVENS was hurled a great distance and mangled so that he died. Joseph
AYERS and Edward MULLEN, who were on the rigging, were burned to death.
AYERS fell from the top of the derrick, which was 70 feet from the
The Work of Fire Crackers
Haverhill, MA. July 4. An extensive fire occurred at TAYLOR, GOODWIN &
CO.'s lumber and coal yard at Bradford this morning. It originated in
the hay storage building and spread to a four tenement block, stable
office, sheds and lumber, all of which were totally distroyed. Seven
Boston and Maine Railroad freight cars, loaded with Michigan lumber and
lime, on a side track were consumed. The loss of TAYLOR, GOODWIN & CO.
is $60,000, well insured in various companies.
A Hartford Church Badly Damaged
Hartford, CT. July 7. Fire broke out under the roof of the South
Congregational Church, Rev. Dr. PARKER'S, at 7 o'clock this morning and
spread to the spire, which was soon ablaze. A second call of the Fire
Department, to rally the whole force, was made, so threatening was the
situation, and for a time it was thought the building would go,
especially as it was difficult to throw water into the spire. But
control was got after serious damage to the upper part of the edifice and
much injury by water to the ceilings and property in the audience room.
The loss will be several thousands. The spire is badly burned. The
cause of the fire is unknown.
Forty Houses Burned Near Montreal
Montreal, July 5. The village of Lachine, a summer resort on the St.
Lawrence, about ten miles west of this city, was visited last evening by
a destructive fire that swept away 40 dwellings, chiefly of wood,
rendering 300 persons, belonging to the laboring class, completely
destitute of homes and effects, everything being consumed. The loss is
estimated at $80,000 to $100,000 with insurance under $10,000.
At Bartlett, NH -- Lost $10,000
Bartlett, NH. July 4. The planing mill, dry house, hay and lime sheds of
the Bartlett Land and Lumber Company were burned this morning, together
with about one hund and fifty thousand feet of hemlock, spruce, pine and
hard wood lumber, belonging to GARDINER, BUFFUM & CO. The fire caught in
the dry house, by sparks from the planing mill. Captain H. M. RIDEOUT of
Bartlett was seriously injured by a falling timber, while tearing down a
partition. Adjoining buildings were saved by hard work.
At Port Perry, ONT. - Los about $150,000
Port Perry, ONT. July 4. All the business portion of this place was
burned today. The fire extended from Ackerman's saddlery shop west and
included the Ontario Bank, the stores of KOSS & SONS, LAING & MEDARRY
and F. S. CORRIGAN, the Windsor Hotel, Wright's shoe store, Allison's
drug store, Campbell's feed store, Davis's furniture store, Brown's
hardware store and the stores of W. Brock and Davenport, James & Co.
At Milford and Amherst, NH
Milford, NH. July 4. Fire totally consumed the two story dwelling hourse
and L of Mrs. Eliza F. WILKINS on Clinton Street at noon today. Loss
Last night the saw mill of Andrew F. SAWYER at Amherst was burned by an
incendiary fire. Loss $1000.
Gloucester, MA. July 4. Fire damaged a building in the read of Pine
street tonight to the extent of $2000. It was supposed to have been
caused by fire crackers. It was occupied by BENNETT, GRIFFIN & SHOOKS.
A tenement owned by J. O. PROCTOR on Prospect street was damaged $200.
The furniture was very badly damaged by removal.
At New Boston, NH
Milford, NH. July 9. An unoccupied house and barn owned by the heirs of
the late Jonathan KING, at Paper Mill village, New Boston, were set on
fire at 1 o'clock last night. Los $1500. Walter WOOD'S house and a
large stage barn situated near by caught fire and were burned; contents
saved. Loss $2000; insured.
At Portland, ME
Portland, ME., July 8. A storehouse owned by Charles DAVIS and KNIGHT'S
bung factory on Commercial street were damaged by fire tonight which
caught from spontaneous combustion among a pile of rags. DAVIS's loss is
about $1500; insured $1300. The engine and stock on the bung factory
were considerably damaged; insured.
At Haverhill, NH
Plymouth, NH. July 7. The dwelling house and other buildings, together
with thirty-five cords of wood, the property of William NELSON of
Haverhill Centre, were burned Saturday. Loss $1500. Insurance $900.
At Plaistow, NH
Haverhill, MA. July 4. A tenement block at Bryant's Crossing, Plaistow,
NH, was burned this morning. It was occupied by French families employed
in the brick yards. Loss $2500. It caught from fireworks.
At Deering, ME
Portland, ME. July 2. The house and barn of Clark MORRILL, near
Morrill's Corner in Deering, were burned late this evening, caused by a
defective chimney. The furniture was partly saved. Loss about $1000.
At St. John, N.B. - Loss $40,000
St. John, N.B., July 7. The Whittaker building, occupied by C. W. SMITH,
furniture, and H. COCHRANE, shoe dealer, was burned today. Los $40,000.
Seven Alarms at Lowell
Lowell, July 4. Seven fire alarms were rung in during the day, the most
serious being for a fire in the L part of a double house on Church street
owned by C. McMANUS. Loss about $1000.
At South Hadley
Springfield, MA. July 8. Charles THAYER's barn at South Hadley was
struck by lightening and burned to the ground. Most of his 50 head of
cattle were saved. Loss between $2000 and $3000.
At Franklin Falls, NH
Weirs, NH. July 4. A fire last night nearly destroyed the residence of
Mrs. William PROCTOR of Franklin Falls. Loss on live stock, furniture
and outbuildings, $2500. partially insured.
Near Rockland, ME
Rockland, ME. July 4. The house, barn and outbuildings of John CLOUGH at
Blackington's Corner were burned last night. It is presumed by
fireworks. Loss $2500; insured for $1500.
At Fort Fairfield, ME
Fort Fairfield, Me. July 4. A house and barn, with contents, belonging
to William EVERETT, was destroyed by fire today. Loss about $1500.
At Cincinnati - Loss $35,000
Cincinnati, July 2. I. & F. SCHROTHS's slaughter house was burned
tonight. Loss $35,000.
At Amherst, NH
A saw mill belonging to Andrew F. SAWYER in Amherst was destroyed by fire
Friday night. Loss about $1200. Cause incendiary.
At Cleveland, OH
Cleveland, July 6. KOBLITZ Bros. rag warehouse was burned last night.
I missed these the first time -
An Actress Killed by a Runaway Horse
New York, July 8. Mrs. Jennie NEUVILLE, wife of A. NEUVILLE, a
manufacturing agent of St. Louis, was knocked down in Fifth avenue by a
runaway horse today and died soon afterward. The deceased lady was a
member of on of the Hazel Kirke traveling companies and was known upon
the stage as Carrie C. JOHNSON.
Killed by Fireworks
Chardon, OH. July 5. An accidental explosion of fireworks here last
night killed a man named DURFEE of Newbury, and a young son of Dr.
CLEVELAND of Burton.
More to follow.