Smiley, TX Fire, Jan 1911

$50,000 Fire at Smiley.

SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 5.--Fire at Smiley this morning wiped out a part of the business section. The damage is $50,000.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth, TX 5 Jan 1911

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SMILEY FIRE LOSS IS ABOUT $34,000

SMILEY MERCANTILE CO. HEAVY LOSER AT $25,000--NEWSPAPER WITHOUT INSURANCE.

Special to The News.

Gongales, Tex., Jan. 6.--Fire broke out at 2 o'clock Thursday morning in the store of the Smiley Mercantile Company at Smiley, Tex., and quickly spread to adjoining buildings and when finally placed under control the losses resulted:

Smiley Mercantile Company, building and stock, valued at $25,000, total loss, insurance $17,000.
R. F. Sauer, blacksmith shop and stock, total loss, no insurance.
Sample Bros., drug store, loss $5,000, insurance $2,500.
Office of Smiley Reflector, loss $1,000, no insurance.
Mrs. Van Cleave, confectionery store, loss $250, no insurance.
Two business buildings, occupied by the Smiley Reflector and Mrs. Van Cleave confectionery store, belonging to Mrs. V. B. Colley, loss about $1,500, partially insured.
Barn belonging to Mrs. V. B. Colley, valued at $150, no insurance.
The brick building occupied by the Smiley Bank was damaged about $150, insured.

Quite a number of other buildings were slightly damaged by the intense heat, the telephone company's loss being about $56. The fire is supposed to have been caused from a defective flue.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 7 Jan 1911