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Cubley,EJ/fire - CHK'AOO " vlC'l.M'lI. Bavenswood. in the town...
CHK'AOO " vlC'l.M'lI. Bavenswood. in the town of Lake View, was the scene ot a disastrous fire Saturday evening. Flames were discovered issuing from the factory of E. J. Cubley Co.. makers ot drums and other musical instruments, at the corner of Ashland and Sunayside avenues, about tt:-ta o'clock, and in a short time tbe whole structure was envel oped. The fir spread rapidly and communicated to the surrounding" buildings, among them a large double frame, the residence of Mr. Cub-lev, and partly occupied as a boarding-house by Mrs. Duffy, a barn in the rear of the shop, and to tne residence of Mr. A. P. Brink, of Brink's City Express. Within twenty minutes after the dis covery of the fire the blase had asenmed pro portions which threatened the destruction ot a dosen or more buildings in the neighborhood, tae citizens felt that it was beyond their control. Shortly afur 7 -o'clock, Mr. Cameron, of the firm of Cameron. A in berg Js co. telephoned to the city for assistance. Engine Company No. 27, the nearest to Lake View, was out attending an alarm from box o3. and tbe bose-cart of No. 22 was sent out to tbe scene of tne fire, and the engine would have gone also as soon as it could be ascertained it was needed. Fortunately there was no need tor the engine, though tbe reel did good service. All the above mentioned buildings, and a barn belonging to Mr. Freestone. were destroyed, cabsing a loss of 15.000. Mr. Brink had his house aad furniture insured for $2,000, but the others had little or no insurance on their property. 1 ne origin ot tne nre is unknown, some attributing it to a defective, chimney and others to the carelessness of a workman or some one else In throwing a olgar-stnmp into some combustibles.

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  1. The Inter Ocean,
  2. 30 May 1881, Mon,
  3. Page 2

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