Springfield, IL Fire, Nov 1894

Hostler, Horses, and Buildings Burned.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Nov. 24.---Fire this morning destroyed the rear portion of Little & Sons' livery stable, the Armory Hall of Company C, Fifth Regiment; Utley's wholesale drug store, and Swift & Co.'s warehouse. Eighty-five horses in Little & Sons' barn were burned to death.

George Brewer, a hostler employed in Little & Sons' barn, was burned to death. The origin of the fire is supposed to be incendiary. The total loss will reach $125,000.

The New York Times, New York, NY 25 Nov 1894