Michigan City, Ind., Jan. 10. - The city high school building was burned to the ground yesterday evening, fire being discovered a few minutes after school was dismissed. It gained so much headway before the department arrived that with all its exertions it could not be subdued.
The fire caught near a hot air shaft. Loss, $50,000; insured for $30,000. A valuable library and laboratory were destroyed. All the books of the scholars in the 12 rooms are lost.
January 10, 1896