BAD FIRE AT
GENERAL MERCHANDISE STORE
AND MARKET AND BARBER
SHOP ARE BURNED.
Fire, which started
apparently from a defective flue, completely destroyed the general
merchandise store of Horton & Moreland, Cement City, Thursday
morning. The flames also leaped across the Eagle Ford pike and
destroyed the barber shop of S. M. Whittington and the meat market
of M. F. Millikan, involving a total loss of close to $10,000.
The building owned and occupied by Horton & Moreland, was
a large two-story frame and burned fiercely, the flames being
fanned by a good, stiff breeze.
- January 15, 1914,
Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 6.
The blaze originated in the roof and
apparently was caused by some defect in the flue. Horton &
Moreland handled groceries, dry goods, etc., and the building
and contents were valued at $8,000, on which about $5,000 insurance
was carried. Little was saved from the store.
The building across the road, occupied
by the meat market and barber shop, was owned by a man by the
name of King, who resides in Fort Worth. This building is estimated
to have been worth about $600. It was burned to the ground and
the stock and fixtures owned by Mr. Millikan were valued at about
$300, on which there was no insurance. Practically all the contents
of the barber shop were carried out by volunteers and Mr. Whittington
suffered little actual loss.
The general merchandise store and other
building[s] were located just in the edge of Cement City.
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CEMENT CITY STORES
Loss of $9,000 Is Cause by
Starting in Two-Story Frame
Between 9 and
10 o'clock yesterday morning, fire destroyed the general merchandise
of J. B. Moreland & Co., formerly the Horton & Moreland
store; the meat market of M. F. Millikan and the barber shop
of S. M. Whittington at Cement City, just west of Dallas, the
total loss being about $9,000.
- January 16, 1914,
Dallas Morning News, p. 16, col. 3.
The fire started in the building owned
and occupied by J. B. Moreland & Co., which was a two-story
frame structure. The building and contents were valued at about
$8,000, and were insured for $5,000. The stock consisted of dry
goods, groceries, etc., and very little of it was saved.
Leaping across the Eagle Ford road, the
flames set fire to the frame building owned by Mr. King of Fort
Worth, and occupied by the meat market of M. F. Millikan and
barber shop of S. M. Whittington. The building, which was valued
at about $600, and the stock and fixtures belonging to Mr. Millikan,
were destroyed, but most of the contents of the barber shop were
taken out and saved. Mr. Millikan estimates his loss on stock
and fixtures at about $300, and had no insurance. The origin
of the fire is not known.
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GIRLS' BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
OF COUNTY WON BY CEMENT CITY
- March 11, 1923, Dallas
Daily Times Herald, Sec. II, p. 4, col. 2-4.
||Reading from left
to right: Miss Lillian Coppinger, running center; Miss Mildred
Pierce, jumping center; Miss Minnie Jones, guard; Miss Estelle
Campbell, guard; Miss Alta Coppinger, forward; Miss Mary Davis,
forward (captain); Miss Emma King, coach.
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