Bee Hive Hotel
Bee Hive Hotel
FIRE AT TUMUT.
THE BEE HIVE HOTEL BURNED.-
At about 4 o'clock on Tuesday morning (reports the Tumut Times) an alarm of fire was raised, the cause being the burning of the Bee-hive Hotel, Tumut, lately occupied by Mr. J. Williams, who is now at Temora.
The business had been transferred to Mr. B. McKay, who was represented at the hotel by Mr. Egan, the stock and good will being owned by Mr. W. Mitchell, and portion of the premises belonged to the estate of the late Mr. S. Emanuel.
The whole of the premises, stock and furniture (excepting a piano and two or three unimportant articles of furniture) were consumed, all that remains to mark tbe site of the hotel being the brick walls and a few chimney stacks.
How the fire originated is not known. It was first noticed in a portion of the building next to Mr. N. Emanuel's residence (under the care of Mr. J. Dunstone during the abseuce of Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel and family, were on a visit to the metropolis.
The whole of the furniture and effects of the Masonic Lodge, stored in the premises, and insured, were burnt.
The insurances, as far as we could glean, are — £1400 on the buildings (£1000 in the Imperial, and £400 in the Victoria Company), and £800 on tbe furniture and stock (Victoria Co.) The insurance, if any, existing on late Mr. S. Emanuel's portion of the hotel is not known.
A large crowd of persons turned up at the fire about half an hour after it started — too late to save anything in the hotel; but a number worked hard in taking precautions to save Messrs. Newman and Son's Bee-Hive Stores, some 50 feet distant, from catching.
At 4 o'clock this morning the Beehive Hotel and a large block of buildings, covering half an acre in Fitzroy street, were totally gutted by a fire, which apparently commenced in the billiard-room, in the wooden portion of the building. The fire extended to the large two-story brick portion of the hotel.
Only the piano and a few of the lodger effects were saved. The whole of the furniture and the properties of the Tumut Unity Masonic Lodge, contained in the Assembly room of the hotel were burnt.
Messrs. E. A. Newman and Sons' store, on the adjoining allotment, was saved after great exertions. Fortunately there was no wind. The origin of the fire is unknown. The premises were temporarily occupied by Mr. R. M'Kay, and were advertised to let. The property was covered by insurance several offices for £2200.
ABOUT 4 o'clock this morning an alarm of fire was raised, the cause being the burning of the Beehive Hotel, lately occupied by J. Williams, now at Temora. The business had been transferred to Mr. R. M'Kay, who was represented at the hotel by Mr. Egan.
The stock and goodwill were owned by Mr. W. Mitchell, and a portion of the promises belonged, to the estate of the late Mr. Emanuel.
The remainder (of two-storey brick) was part mortgaged to the Bank of New South Wales.
The whole of the premises, stock and furniture, excepting a piano, and two or three unimportant articles, were consumed. All that remains to mark the site of the hotel being the briok walls, and a few chimney stacks. How the fire originated is a matter for conjecture.
It was first noticed in a portion of tho building next to Mr. Emanuel's residence, under the care of Dunstone, during the absence of Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel and family on a visit to the metropolis.
The whole of tho furniture and effects of the Masonic Lodge, which were stored on the premises and insured, were burnt.
The insurances are; £1400 on the buildings, £10(10 in the Imperial land £400 in the Victoria Company; and £800 on the furniture and stock in the Victoria Company. The insurance, if any, existing on the late Mr. Emanuel's portion of the hotel, is not known. - (Ref- Wagga Wagga Advertiser (NSW : 1875 - 1910) (about Previous issue Thursday 7 May 1896Next issue Previous page 3)
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