Fehan grocery fire part iii Olean Weekly Democrat

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Fehan grocery fire part iii Olean Weekly Democrat - and in t s work cuts work g/- disappointment to...
and in t s work cuts work g/- disappointment to give they Month of the Men'? September: on Pine street. During the fire several tramps were making "good their opportunity and in the plain sight of citizens in the street near the fire they made changes of and clothing they were driven away several times only to return and supply their wants in another place a little distance from the scene. As the origin of the fire is a mvstery the general supposition is that the tramps started it. A SECOND ALARM. The re=idents who were so lucky as have escaped the fire willingly gaye shelter to their more unfortunate neighbors and the suburb was again in quietness by 4:30 o'clock. About 5:30 o clock the whistle^ were again started, on tne locomotive? an-1 a bright blaze in the rear of M J- Haugh's large Darn and hou-e on Pine street was discovered to bethecau^e. The whole suburb was quicklv a scene of intense excitement The second! blaze was about ICO vards from the scene of the first tire,and where stock from Fehan's store had stored. The fire got a good start and was burning fiercely in the rear of the - - - - To ~ It quickly spread northward and communicated to the ice house which was attached to the north end and faced Pine street. The two buildings were wood and made a hot fire. It was soon apparent that the second fire would prove fully as fierce and damaging as the previous one. It hat the people were half wild with excitement. The flames attacked the barn ,wned by Mrs. E. S. Sullivan in the of Thomas Sullivan's residence and A D. in is son at York boarding house on west of the Haugh Pine street, next structures, which also caught with such rapidity that seventeen occupants had narrow escapes from being burned. The next building w=t was the office of M. J. HaugH which stood on Pine strict between ic» house and Mr?. E. S- Sullivan s boarding house. The worst bad not, cnme until the almost bewildered spectators vrere shocked to see the House owned by Mr?- Mary Burk of Lima, Ohio, and occupied by Landlord M. C. Sullivan. 5io~ly but surely catching fire. No one ?.e-. med to realise that meant. EnciMcr David Root and 1/i.ndl'Td UemrmTman of the Exchacg" ul secured hos- from the Luther of the city and by the n^ attich- inc the flames Iv j]0-.e rompany i;if-,.r.s of the iirc · ".lent =~n Mr. Root's «-n.. ! were confined to tl.e American Ho;:--? j , l? ia?t prey.

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  1. The Olean Democrat,
  2. 03 Oct 1893, Tue,
  3. Page 5

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