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THE FIRE AT ST. JOHN'S, NEW…

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THE FIRE AT ST. JOHN'S, NEW BRUNSWICK. St. John, New Brunswick, has been visited with a dreadful misfortune. Almost the entire business portion of the town is destroyed; all the public build- ings and half the private residences are burnt, and 15,000 people, the half of the population, are homeless and destitute. The fire began at 2.30 on Wednes- day afternoon (June 20th) in the Maclaughlin Boiler-Shop, Portland suburb. A strong north- west wind .», ind. and in a .few minutes the â-t "1g"S and lumv â Wenuw stroyed ate tin. for Music, the Dram, Royal Hotels, the New Brunswick, JIOIIUCâ time, and Nova Scotia banks, the Savings Bank, the Victoria school, Grammar school, Trinity, St. An- drew's churches; every newspaper and telegraph office, the City Hall. the Police office, and the Water Commissioners' Office. There is only one bank saved, the British North American. Every wholesale store is burnt, and nearly all the retail stores too. A fierce wind carried the flames in a south and easterly direction, burning everything to the water's edge. Seven persons are known to be killed, and several are missing. The estimated loss is 15,000,000 dols., of which 6,000,000 dols. is covered by insurance. The fire burnt all night. The wind fell after midnight, but the water supply was early ex- hausted, and in the morning the tire burnt itself out, nothing being left in its path to destroy. On Thursday thousands of homeless and despairing people were roaming the streets. Almost the entire stock of pro- visions is destroyed, and a famine is feared.

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