Fire destroyed the hotel barn at Olmstedville owned by James McSweeney. The origin of the fire is a mystery, but it is supposed to have caught from a burnt match thrown in the hay. The flames had made such headway that it was impossible to save the building
If it weren't for the heroic work of the men who attended a dance at the hotel that same evening, the nearby dwellings owned by Margaret Bradley would have been in ruins as they narrowly escaped destruction.
In other news, a horse belonging to Ernest Ross, a liveryman at Bolton, was struck by an automobile on the Bolton Road Oct. 15, 1909 and killed. The owners of the automobile, who were not injured, adjusted the matter with Mr. Ross.