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Robert Swann was the only one who did not move at least a part of his goods. He was the farthest away from the fire.

     Many brave women carried water and aided all they could, while a number of lazy men stood with their hands in their pockets at a safe distance.

     No fire was ever known of equal extent which caused so little hardship, Mr. Browne being the only man who will feel the loss, the others being insured or able to bear it.

     The vault of the First National Bank was left standing amid the ruins. All crevises were carefully sealed up with plaster paris, and not opened until the second day after the fire, when everything was found uninjured.

     A number of men on the roof of the Kriedler building worked with great bravery and only retreated when the smoke came up through the roof until they were nearly suffocated, and then only retreating to the next roof.

     E. G. Cook removed most of his books and papers from his safe to his house when it became evident that the building must go.

     On opening the safe next day the remaining papers were found, somewhat blackened, but still intact.

     Dr. Binny, J. H. Clark, H. E. Reynolds, Fred Fuller, John Paton, S. E. Huse, and many others who could be noted, are remarkably good sleepers, most of them not knowing anything about the fire till morning. We advise them to be on watch when Gabriel blows his horn or they will get left in the soup.

     The form of Editor Tanner failed to put in an appearance, but was seen the next morning wending his way into our quiet little village to gather an item for the Post. Investigation disclosed the fact that on hearing the first alarm he started for Central City to get a squirt-gun, but sidetracked for a drink and forgot about the fire until next morning.

     The National Bank building was insured for $800, which will not leave a very great margin for loss.

     Cook & Barre, The Racket and Mrs. Spurrier's goods were piled somewhat permiscuously into the Penney building.

     Jack Seeley, Jeff. Redner, Robert McKee, Al. Bates, Ed. Haman and Len Shaw guarded the bank vault on Tuesday night.

     The old Judson building comes next in antiquity, it being an old landmark. It was insured for $700, which will cover the loss.

     Messrs. Cook and Barre had a stock of over $20,000, and were insured for $14,000 on stock and $1,000 on building. This will probably cover all loss.

     The postoffice was somewhat inconvenienced, as their supplies were all locked up in the National Bank, and could not be gotten at until Wednesday morning.

     The old Pawnee land office, the first building erected in Fullerton, and now owned by M. S. Lindsay of Omaha, is supposed to be a total loss, as it was standing vacant and the insurance not in force.

     Mr. Browne, the baker, was uninsured, his policy having expired a few weeks since and had not been renewed. Most of his goods were saved, but he will feel the loss very keenly.

     The office building occupied by Harris Bros. and the barber shop by Young and Searle, belonged to R. Fuller and were uninsured. The last rise in insurance caused him to carry his own risk.

     E. D. Gould, President of the Citizens' State Bank, kindly offered Mr. Wiltse the use of the old bank building recently vacated, and it was occupied until better arrangements could be made. We hope the move is of a prophetic nature and portends another transfer into a fine brick block to be built on the corner opposite the new bank block.


Many of the Counties of the State Organizing for Relief -- Call for a Nance County Mass Meeting to Consider the Subject.

     Newman township takes the initiative and met last week to consider the question. It was thought by them to be advisable to call a mass meeting at Fullerton. A committee was appointed to look after the matter, and after talking with our people it was decided to call a mass meeting of the people of Nance county at Sheaffs hall in Fullerton



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