1902 – THE FIRE AT MIQUELON

THE FIRE AT MIQUELON
Said to be Work of Anarchists
(Special,Direct Cable Coy.)
St John’s NF Nov 14

The disastrous fire which broke out in St. Pierre, Miquelon on Nov. 1, is now believed to have been the work of anarchists. It was known that the Cathedral was set on fire by incendiaries and last Sunday night an attempt was made to blow up the powder magazine; which contains the entire stock of explosives for the Island. Had this attempt proved successful, the town would have been destroyed. A Basque and a Spaniard have been arrested on a charge of complicity in the affair. Gendarmes are now patrolling the powder magazine by night and day. The inhabitants are in a state of great excitement

Marc Albert Cormier

Marc Albert Cormier est originaire des îles Saint-Pierre et Miquelon. Passionné par l'histoire de son archipel natal, il a consacré d'importants moyens à la mise sur pied de ce projet d'encyclopédie virtuelle et historique.

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