1874 Fell Spice Mill Fire
i Destruction of Spice Mills by Fire, WriiMixoTON, Del;, Marefi:i7. ' About 1:30 o'elOck. this morning the extensive spice mills of ( V J. Fell & Bro. , at FaulklancI, on the. Wilmington anl Western railroad, about five miles from this cityi were cliscOVered t6' be ; on fire. . The neighboring ' farmers' turned out, but before they could render any ettectnal Qssljstance the biiildii - jg and contents were, totally destroyed. The contents consisted of a large amount of costly machinery and a heavy stock of valuable manufactured spices. The origin of .the fire is unknown. ' ; - The loss i will reach between $80,006 and $90,000, oil which there is a heavy insurance in Wilmington, Philadelphia and New York companies. J - ; ' r These mills were among - the most extensive of their character in this country, : and possessed facilities for prosecuting a large business. ' They were thoroughly rebuilt some eight or ninp years ago after a destructive cop - , flagration. ' - ;. '