Glencoe Transcript, Dec. 31, 1885

Burning of the Barracks.

About two o’clock on Tuesday morning parties living in the vicinity of the Salvation Army barracks were awakened by the reflection of flames, and on going out found the barracks on fire.

[...] It is generally believed that the fire was the work of an incendiary, though there is no actual proof that such was the case, nor did the appearance of the fire when first discovered give that impression. The only ground for the incendiary theory is in the bitter animosity which has manifested itself between the members of the army and several parties who were either opposed to their movements or for want of other means of occupying their time amused themselves by disturbing the army’s meetings and otherwise annoying its members.

Source: Unknown, "Burning of the Barracks," Glencoe Transcript, December 31, 1885. Notes: Transcription of the article in J.J. Talman Regional Collection, University of Western Ontario Archives, Reaney Papers, Box 22 (B1308), File 1.

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