Tuesday, October 10, 1871

With the fire now finally out, Mayor Mason issues a proclamation advising caution, calling for volunteers to serve as special police, asking citizens to organize local watches, indicating where food is available, closing saloons at 9 p.m., setting the price of bread, and ordering hackmen, expressmen, draymen, and teamsters to charge no more than normal fares or risk the loss of their licenses.  Already citizens are patrolling the South and West divisions.  The vault in the West Wing of the Court House is found intact, and some papers within it are recovered, but most city records are lost.