Blackville, SC Fire, Mar 1887
HOMELESS AND WITHOUT FOOD.
CHARLESTON, S. C., March 17.---The fire at Blackville yesterday destroyed two-thirds of the town. An appeal for help, issued by a committee of citizens, states that more than 100 persons are homeless and without food and clothing. The loss is so general that the well-to-do citizens are unable to meet the pressing needs of the people. A subscription amounting to several hundred dollars was raised here this afternoon.
The New York Times, New York, NY 18 Mar 1887