San Francisco Chronicle, Sunday, July 22, 1900

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San Francisco Chronicle, Sunday, July 22, 1900 - SERIOUS rfRE II k CHINESE mk Si U SEVERAL...
SERIOUS rfRE II k CHINESE mk Si U SEVERAL BUILDINGS FOOD FOR flSAMESi BiiAZE IX THE TCOIXMXB aiMIJHi TOWlf MAY I1AVI5 BEE INCEXDIARt iiaft of the Chinese Quarter df Vl - j salt Burned Several Celei - tiais Hare IfarroW Escapes XpecUl Dispatches to tbs Cbroeleie STOCKTON JJuly St At ftir eArf hour this morning fire came near - destroyingdestroying destroyingdestroying the entire town ot - Chinese Catnp In Tuolumne couhty Whllfc fte origin of the flames is hot positively known they are believed to have beert of ap incendiary character as the oWiii era of the building in which the ortgl nated say that R waslmposslble for the fire to have started otherwise An entire entire block was burned including - the Postofflce and Wells Fargo Co s office together with all of the mall packages and bundles All these buildings adjoined adjoined the Casino saloon where the fire broke out It was 130 A M when the alarm was sounded and in a short time the whole town turned out to fight the flames It was only by Jhe most heroic work that the fire was confined to the block in which it started and while no one was seriously injured several people had their hands burned In their efforts to stay the flames The fire started in the Casino saloon in the rear ot which la the Tow n Hall and as the bulldiug wUs a large frame structure it did not take the flames long to completely envelop it Seeing that it w as useless to attempt to save the saloon an effort was made to keep the adjoining buildings from burning but as the only protection the town had against fire the Morris Brothers Brothers water works located near the sa loon caught fire a few minutes after the first structure and were consumed the citizens were left with nothing but buckets of water to fight the conflagra tlon They were compelled to turn their attention to the buildings around the burning block and though the paint was blistered and portions of the structures structures across the streets w ere charred they were not badly damaged In addition to the Casino saloon which was owned by Henry Stoerkel but was occupied by Thomas Gill the Postofflce and Wells Fargo Companys Companys building Joe Jones restaurant W H Terrys saloon A Becks barber shop F Smiths shoe shop Frank Reed - ers residence and five buildings owned by Morris brothers are in ashea The stables of the Big Oak Flat and Yosem - lte stages were saved with difficulty as It was believed for a time that they would surely be burned The loss is variously estimated from 7500 to 12000 and Insurance amounts to about one - third of the loss

Clipped from San Francisco Chronicle22 Jul 1900, SunPage 9

San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco, California)22 Jul 1900, SunPage 9
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