Van Alstyne, TX Fire, Apr 1884

Fire at Van Alstyne.


VAN ALSTYNE, April 10. --The second time in less than a week this town has been visited by a very disastrous fire.  Last night, between the hours of [illegible] and 9 o'clock, fire broke out in Hampton Bros. drug store, consuming the following houses.  Value of each, insurance and losses as follows: E. G. Bail, dry goods; stock $19,000, loss and damage, $6800; Hampton Bros., druggists; stock, $5000; house, with Masonic hall above, $2000; insurance $5000; everything lost; McKinney & Cave, furniture; stock $1400; house, $900; insurance, $1500; half of stock saved.  Hampton & Sledge, saloon, stock, $1400; house, $1000; insurance, $1790.  Harper Bros., saloon, stock, $1000; loss, $150; no insurance.

Galveston Daily News, Galveston, TX 11 Apr 1884