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Semi-Weekly Patriot Thurs., 11 Dec., 1873, page 2
FIRE. -- The City Tannery burnt to ashes on Monday night. The fire broke out at about 9 o'clock, and is believed to be the work of an incendiary. The fire engines were early on the ground, and fortunately, no other buildings were consumed. The night was fine and the wind not high, otherwise we fear the conflagration would have been far more extensive. The Tannery -- the oldest in the town -- was owned, we believe, by John Knight, Esq., of Souris. The loss of Messrs. N. Davies and Son is about $5000.
Most of their stock of bark has been saved.