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THE BUTE -.DOCK BILL. 1 .4,

CARDIFF WATCH COMMITTEE

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ARTILLERY VOLUNTEERS AT LAVERNOCK.

.A POLICEMAN STABBED ATI :CARDIFF.'

CARDIFF FREE LIBRARY.

CARDIFlTBICYCLE CLUB.

'* SERIOUS FIRE AT CARDIFF.…

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SERIOUS FIRE AT CARDIFF. A BOAT BUILDER'S SHED GUTTED. Soon after one o'clock on Tuesday morning an alarm was given at the fire-engine station that the services of the brigade were required near the West Dock. The fire proved to be at the estttb- lishment of Mr W. T. Down, boat-builder, ship repairer, etc., Collingdon road, in the main building. The inflammable naturs of the contents caused the fire to burn rapidly, the flames mounting up to a. considerable height, and lighting up the whole neighbourhood. The Buts Dock police soon had their hose at work, but it was powerless to prevent the progress of the fire, which seemed destined to spread to the adjoining workshops, from one of which a new boat and various other things were dragged out. But on the arrival of the steam-fire engine, its great effi- ciency was quickly made manifest. The jets of water were thrown on the fire with such great force as literally to beat the fire out, as well as to ex- tinguish it, and all danger of the fire spreading was soon over. It was nearly an hour, however, before the fire was so far put out as to cause the crowds of sightseers to leave, and then the firemen continued to play on the ruins for some time. The building was completely gutted, nothing but bare walls being left standing. The amount of damage could not be ascertained. Head Constable Hemingway and his brigade once more gave proof of their skill and ability, the capital dis- cipline and ready obedience of the firemen enabling their chief to utilise the capabilities of the engine to the best effect.

------CARDIFF BOARD OF GUARDIANS.

SERIOUS COLLIERY ACCIDENT…

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