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CANDY COM. FIRE - IN FIRE AT GALENA Tlirce Miiin .Street...
IN FIRE AT GALENA Tlirce Miiin .Street Busincs.s l^irins Suffer Loss in Blaze Which liiigcrt Three Hours. Galena, .Kan., Jan. 11.—Fire, o£ unknown origin, starting- in tho Smith furniture and hardware store, Nos. 209-211 Main street, at 3:55 o'cloclc this morning, raged for more than three 'lours and caused damage aggregating $20,000 to the Smith firm, and tlie adjoinins' firms of the Raible Brothers AVhoiesale Candy Company, Nos. 2i;s-215 Main street, and the A. L. Morford printing office, Nos. 207 Alain street. Tho loss to the Smith fii'ni i.s esti- malert at ?8,Q(lfl, with u. damage of $7,000 to the building which it oc- eupled -with tlio. Raible Brothei-.s. 'Pile Raibie' Brothers estimate their loss at $4 ,000. Tlie damage in the printing office was slight. Candy Company lios.*) .IM.OOO, Tho candy company carried $2,000 insurance. Only $1,100 was carried by the furniture conipa.ny. Tlip on the buildings is only partly covered by insurance. ; A high wind blew tlie flanies for many blocks endangering residences and threatened the entire block. Many awnings and the rool's of ad- .ioining buildings caught fire but was soon extinguisluul. Tho plate glass windows 01: the Galena Times office and the Speck Transfer Company across tiio .street, were bi^oken by the intense heat. Thirty-four of the tliirty-eiglit members of tho volunteer fire department fought the Ijlaze with four streams of water. The Joplln and Baxter Springs fire departments were called and .^ioon responded. Tho Joplin department as.sisted in confining the blaze to the building in which the fire started.

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  1. Joplin Globe,
  2. 12 Jan 1922, Thu,
  3. Page 5

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