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HAS ANOTHER BAD BLAZE, WfilTfEMORE THE VICTIM AGAIN, Six Business Houses Burned Uast Wednesday Night—The News of Kossnth County. Whittemore got another disastrous blaze Wednesday night. Six business fronts were destroyed. The fire originated in or near T. H. McEnroe's law office in the second story of the Cunningham building about 10 o'clock at night, and was not discovered until it was well under headway. It then took everything to the corner east, and one building west. The losses and insurance are as follows: Corner store owned by Col. Keepers, Valued $1,800, no insurance. In building Cullen brothers' furniture store, nearly total loss, $2,000 insurance. Dr. Bowen's office, slight loss, no insurance. Store owned by P. J. Hester of Salt Lake City, value $1,800. John Fairburn's general merchandise, loss $800 insurance $300. Dr. Felling's office, some loss, $300 insurance. Store owned by O. Neville of Estherville, value $1,000, insurance $600. Peter Bailey's billiard hall, loss $200. Store owned by P. J. Hester, value $1,600, insurance $1,000. A. E. Lien Co. drugs, loss nearly $2,000, insurance $2,000. Mrs. E. I?. Eiler nearly total loss of household goods, no insurance. M. M. Hepp, some loss, no insurance. Store owned by John H. Munch, value $1,000, insurance $600. Mrs. Jas. Ryan's restaurant, loss $200, insurance $400. Cunningham building, value $800. Herman Rantzow's shoe shop, some loss, no insurance. T. H. McEnroe's law office, loss $1,000, insurance $600. N. Wagner's building, value $500, insurance $500, also dwelling house in rear, value $500. The city council had already already established a fire limit for the block burned some months ago, and has taken steps to enlarge it to take in the block this fire was on, also the block on the north side of the street. One fine brick on tbe corner is already assured and other buildings are in prospect. The brick blocks west are well up, and present a bandsome appearance. Whittemore is struck a heavy blow, but in the end will be a hand- Bomer'little city for the fire.

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  1. The Algona Upper Des Moines,
  2. 29 Jun 1898, Wed,
  3. Page 8

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