Jamestown, ND Fire, Aug 1893

Set on Fire by Tramps.

JAMESTOWN, N. D., Aug 13. -- Fire this afternoon started in the old skating rink in Fifth avenue and spread to the Capital hotql [sic], a three story structure built last year, burned Mrs. Nelson's two story residence and the Metropolitan block, the Capital newspaper office, the armory of Company H, Banker Lloyd's fine residence and barn and five barns. Loss, $75,000; insurance $35,000. The fire is supposed to have been set by tramps sleeping in the old rink.

Omaha World Herald, Omaha, NE 14 Aug 1893