Fire completely destroyed the postoffice and general store of J. Tscharner at Newport, Bottineau county, Tuesday. When the fire was discovered it had already gained a big start, the origin being unknown. Only about 20 per cent of the store stock was taken out of the building, and it had to be dumped into the rain and mud, a rain storm being in progress at the time. There was only $5,000 insurance, while the total loss was $12,000.
Ward County Independent, 6/15/1911