June 1, 1898
Sunday night between 10 and 11 o’clock fire broke out in the upper story of the barn of the Selig heirs in Farmerville, and in a few moments the entire building was in flames. An alarm was promptly given, but owing to the building being well filled with hay, oats and other inflammable material, it was useless to try to extinguish the flames
After the stock and vehicles were removed to a safe place, efforts were directed toward saving the Selig residence. Active and energetic work by willing hands, with a liberal use of water, accomplished that purpose, though it was a hard fight.
About $275 worth of feed stuffs and harness were consumed. This was the property of the Haas Mercantile Co., Ltd. The buildings burned were worth about $250, and were the property of the Selig heirs. Loss partially covered by insurance. Origin of the fire is unknown.