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 - Daviess County Court House And Stores Leveled...
Daviess County Court House And Stores Leveled by Fire Entailing Loss of $500,000 By the Associated Press , ' WASHINGTON, Ind., Aug. 25. -Two early morning fires here today destroyed the Daviess county court house and burned the contents of several stores and" offices, causing a total loss estimated at $500,000. - . Nothing but the walls of tho court house remain but county racords were saved except those in the offices of the county superintendent, county agent and county surveyor. The blaze started in the tipper part . of-J,lio...buildipgand., a.s h more important county offices were on the first floor fire fighters were able to salvage the records. The loss to the courthouse is estimated at $200,000. Only about $100,000 insurance was carried. SECOND BLAZE STARTS. While . the blaze at the court house was at its . height about 4:30 o'clock another fire broke out several blocks away at Temple Court, which houses two of the town's large stores and a number of offices and smaller establishments. ' While the' building itself was not greatly damaged the . loss to the Hatfield store, dealers in hardware and furniture, and the Ham-ersly stores, a women's apparel shop, was estimated at $300,000. Stocks of both stores were ruined. CALL OUTSIDE AID. Fire companies from Vincennes Lobgootee and Montgomery, were rushed here to aid the local fire department. First reports that the fires may. have been of incendiary origin were later discounted. The fire at the Temple Court building started ' in the basement and it was the theory of some that it started from spontaneous cpmbustion in the coal bin. The courthouse blaze was believed to have started from defective electric wiring. ive rersons Lose Lives in Fiery Blast Attempt to Start Cook Stove Fire With Gasoline Results in Grim Tragedy at Farm House. By the Associated Press NORWALK, Ohio, Aug. 25 Five persons are dead here today as a result of an explosion at a farm house near Greenwich in Southeastern Huron county last night, caused, by gasoline which was poured by mistake on a cookstove fire. - The victims were: . MRS. MAY HICKS, 36. - - DIVA HICKS, 3, daughter. ; " MARY. HICKS, 8, daughter: MRS. ROBERT POOL, 18, married daughter. , MRS. POOL'S ; Bix monthfe old

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  1. Journal and Courier,
  2. 25 Aug 1927, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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