1889 - THE SEATTLE FIRE. NEARLY ALL OF THE BUSINESS PORTION IN ASHES. SEATTLE IN ASHES.
Seattle, June 7. - The city is a scene of wreck and ruins. Yesterday afternoon the entire business portion of the city was burned to the ground, and, for the lack of a proper supply of water and assistance, the place has suffered a loss of nearly $10,000,000 worth of property.
The people have joined with the militia in protecting property from a gang of thieves. Relief committees are supplying coffee and food to the homeless at the Armory, and are furnishing beds as much as possible.
There are no serious casualties that are definitely known, but it is reported that several men were burned to death.
It is impossible to estimate the loss by the fire, but it will reach into the millions. The fire swept away five blocks, the most of which was the best part of the city, and covers all the banks, the best hotels and new brick buildings.
Among those houses which have been totally destroyed are:
LYMAN WOOD'S furniture store.
The Queen City bakery and candy store.
McLAUGHLIN'S jewelry store.
JONES & HUBBELL'S feed store.
Crystal Palace Saloon.
SMITH'S barber shop.
H. F. SMITH, dentist.
MRS. JAMES & SLOAN'S dress making establishment.
Model Chop House.
Virginia Restaurant and lodging house.
Queen City Chop House.
FRYE'S Opera House.
STANLEY'S book store.
CROSS undertaking establishment.
SIMMON'S grocery store.
ABERNATHY'S boot store.
HOLDEN'S cigar stand.
HOPER'S barber shop.
PEARL BROS. clothing store.
MAHONEY & KERSAGE'S tobacco store.
the TIMES printing and publishing Company.
HENRY BODE, tailor.
VERNON & VAUGHN, music.
North Star Tea Company.
KORN BROS. drug store.
ASHEVARD, fancy goods store.
W. FORBES, painter.
G. W. BOARDMAN, paints and oils.
G. F. FREYER'S Opera House.
BARNES & DECKMAN, saloon keepers.
J. M. FOX, dentist.
S. J. MEANY, Architect.
LABE'S Golden Rule Bazaar.
F. C. YOUNG, furnishing goods.
SMITH, boot dealer.
Palace meat market.
MISS CHEASTY'S millinery store.
R. MERCHANT, Seattle Candy Works.
MRS. FISHERS, dress maker.
E. BRYAN, pawn broker.
P. J. GRAHAM, merchant tailor.
O'DONNELL & GIERLING, jewelers.
DOHERTY & WARUM, dry goods.
BURKE & HALLUM, painters.
J. F. COCHRAN, sign painter.
O. C. THORRI & Co., undertakers.
Seattle, Lake Shore & Union depot.
WEIGHTMAN & Co., commission merchants.
H. E. BATTEN, commission house.
S. P. STEWART, commissions.
RAYMOND & Co., boots and shoes.
NAT BURRELL & Co., wagons and farm implements.
FISHER & McDONALD, wholesale grocers.
Seattle Co-operative store.
TOKLAS, SINGERMAN & Co., dry goods store.
Union Block, owned by FRED GASH, ANGUS MELTON and JUDGE J. R. LEWIS.
BURKE & WALLER, law library.
Seattle Pork Packing Company.
STOVER & WALKER'S hardware store.
GORDON'S hardware store.
Seattle Hardware Company.
W. P. BOYD & Co.'s dry goods store.
HIRSCHBURG BROS. dry goods store.
A. B. STEWART'S drug store.
Governor MOORE is here and has issued a proclamation announcing that Seattle is in ashes, and thousands of people are without shelter and food. He says: "In her desolation she is not suppliant, but there are people to shelter and feed. I appeal to the great hearted people of our Territory who have recently so generously responded to the cry of distress from Johnstown, to heed the appeal for aid from their own suffering citizens."
Reno Evening Gazette
June 7, 1889
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