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Newark, NJ Excelsior Planing Mill Fire, Jul 1875


Destructive Conflagration in Newark, N. J.

NEWARK, N. J., July 25.----A fire yesterday afternoon destroyed the Excelsior Planing Mill, on Railroad place, in the rear of No. 90 River street, belonging to T. B. Peddle and W. O. Hadly, and run by J. Riudad, the lumber yards belonging to the same parties, J. W. Poiner's lumber yard and J. Cook's kindling wood factory, two tenement houses belonging to Hon. Marcus L. Ward, and other property. J. Rindad, owner of the Excelsior Planing Mill, is the principal loser. Poiner's loss is covered by insurance, and Messrs. Peddle & Hadly are well insured. The entire loss will aggregate over $85,000; insurance about $55,000.

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA 26 Jul 1875

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