Article - JUNE 25, 1873  



AMBASSADORS' NOTES
At this stage, it was not clear whether the fire as started by chance or was the work of an arsonist.

TJ was well insured and it seems that almost every rope maker in America had suffered fires at one time or another. It was later concluded that this was in fact started by an arsonist and TJ offered a large award if it led to the conviction of the person or persons involved.
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