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GOOD 6l JOMES,
t- do ail k:n.ls of pliinins and j
.; bail ..in; taiuenal. J
S .SII AXD DOOSS.
-.:x:iw k rnxin-FaAMts,
. TIa:iv used in h-ase l uilJ-
G D k JOXES.
7, .SOMERSET, PA.
. - . - ;,;..-5 to au:iu!-Xidre all km.'. of
'rA;ON SLEIGHS, ic.
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.- - nr.T MATERIAL wiU be used,
.ii.!. '.VOI.IJ WARRANTED
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l:Z3T POSSIBLE PHICES.
!):.Y.v-I.p.S. STEEN i CO.,
r-.-::e M. harUw H'jt-iS.)
: t:-.rrr, PiTTSBtv.ua", Pa.,
l n. 1 r Cneecfware an4 JLtisnlie
f ui'.-r nf .la-T.are.
' the lw .(uurtriy iymeni one at voe urae ot nw
! unth. was paid t me by tbeir (renral Amt in
j Philadelphia. W. H. Graves, at their office, S. W.
ii::i:t iron vtl.
n h .n-i a -,:.!- of e-fer and trass I
'iL- jiai! ivin's of '
How I'urnLliic Ceodr
!in-. Sh"t onedi'
..uia a r-t. S.m.rt. Pa.
z ..I j.iB S.rwt,
-AT I N I U C E M E N T S.
Fruit Trees, Vinos
S-4nerwt t".jun:y. Pa
' ' ar !.je iA Y.iat at V. mrr rt-s than ot
- NEW FLO UK MILL.
;" a a n mr Mil! bail ua toe site -f ihe
-'bD "DENXISON MILL,"
w - "f a toile anu-.b nT S-Tn-T.- is a
r3'i!ti. It has a.l toe l:i ioii.rre
'"-rr-in;.! iod-iiie tt kind ot w.irfc
: " -.:tv'1" 1'rt'T paid fi all kin is rraia.
JlT VALENTINE HAY.
K. iLLS ALE lit A LEES IX
m mi m mm.
330 Ealtimore St,
Iur Weotof Kcwara,
ilAKJD V AltiS.
Kaa re-oprnrJ hi More a
Few Dcors Above the Old Stand,
AaJ olIiT to Li? cc;"mrrr ar.'l frln!s a
ui rig at liir very i.w M j.ricca,
Hjjrdware cf Every Description,
V.'ooden lVaro of All Kinds,
COAL OIL LAMPS,
.".n i cviTyLiJnjr bkngicg to llie La nip trade.
TAINTS IX t -iL AXD TKT, AXD
P.yivTES' dOODS IN GENERAL j
A lanje s:nrk ot
Table Knives and Forks.
i 'SET KXnES.
.LX LIXED KETTLES, kr, fcc.
r if.:!irw;!b many anitlt-s -. rainr cs to TDro
i m an aiv r .K-fiiiit. lie is d.-trnnined to
r it the verv 1-iwt-st ir!i--s. Give t.a a call.
IFor Business Men.
"TI13 Reserve Ftad Policy.'
ILIFE INSURANCE CO.,
rXCOEPf-'H ATED 14L
Scares pciill Prottetiun to
Every Policy Holder.
rur rumple: Sapp-se y..o are tbir'y-flve year
of -.rr aiKi take '-li.-rve Faoa l uin-y" ator-
liaarv iife rate.
kie anau.1 parment will insure ya S years aad
Two anaaaJ payment will insure yoa 4 year
and 12 days.
Thrre annnal payment will Insure you yar
aa-1 2T da vs.
live annual payDfnl will Insure yi.a 10 rears
anl 6 da vs.
F'.t annual paymen: will lasura you 12 year
aad II day.
Thi3 Protection AppIiestoanyAge,
AaJ is ex;rtfss'.y s!jUh1 ia tvery Policy.
This ioecnirr that my late hatband. Daniel
B. Tbumpnn. wi in-nred in the Berkshire Lire
Ineuranre t'tnpapv, Pl.l-a.-l.l. Mas.. -rI.i)u.
lmcl(tl.li.K'. lmmiom paylde qnart-r!y.
That two narnen-s er made ap to Jnne 19th.
1X71. that be ilied Wooer IX a. tmr muntbs aftw
he taiieii to make bis pavm-nt.
The usual piwis of dealt, were firwarled to the
Company, and tb lull anxiunt of the poUry. less
W. H. Greene. Ute of ew i nrlt. tnsurwa a lew
veara Knee in the Iierkbire Life Uisaraane t mn
tan, f.TS.i": owina: to misfortune ia besl-
orss wis unable to make any payment to
' t v.mpanr dann: one var and five iwaiii! prior to
j hi -3e. I have" this day paid (at the Xew
j York omee of the (Vxnpany. 2T1 Broadway. mer
of i Ijbitk sirren. tlirr thiasand two tuntM
and ninny-nine dollars, this hriif the lull amount
due to bis wi-iow. a:ter dedurUn the overuae pay
menu and intirsu
J. IL FH AXrtSt S.
New York. March Il'.h. "7a. SiiiMrinlendent.
Head the Following
Jamr Joice. Xcw Turk Clly, L0, payment
overdue a rai n' hs.
F. H. V. Hampe, Xew York Cly. atOofl. pay
ment overdue 4 mtnth and a days.
Sirs. ii. B. Hart. l'hi-o. LL 000. payment
uvriue 7 mmtbs a n-i lb da vs.
M. F. Mir., ltnn. Mm, SC-Ooa. paymeat
averiae i months ami 1 days.
Jam- H. Adair. Xew .Marrville. IixU tdaoo.
r:a vm.-ut overlue t m.4iths aad 7 day.
Itemard OOra.lv. Iietrolt. t irb 3.0TO. pay-m-nl
ovrriue - vears. 10 months and II uaya.
J.ju" D. r.tiaT-. Fitrhtnir;. V n- W.0OO.
fTaymeiit ovrrlne 1 year. 1 oatli and t day.
CKaoiTHILD A MAESHALL. Aunts.
June 13-Ti. merBel, Pa.
ELLIPTIC SEWING MACHINE
New Draw Feed,
There are some Dole is m a Sewini Xarbine that
j ladies dennna- to pan-haae, (taoaid taka into aua
i aaerauua, Btuaely:
i Liirhtaess of running:.
use of HaurrnaiL
t ajrny to do the Work Required,
r"eani front Nurse, and
Nob Liability la gdt oat of Order.
We etaim that the LKPKOVED ELLIPTIC
puaat sua all the puiata. and that it ia
THE VERY BEST
FAMTL - g LIACHINE
snUrit aa czaafaiatjoa of It. A rest want.
very auanty, to bob wa will nn Um aruat
LA loN bUOS-, 1 FUJI AvaPUiBDurgh, Pa.
JOBS Dl BEST.
J J0H.V DIBERT CO.,
"R A TttgnEZE&S,
XO. 240 MAIN STREET, .
J O II N" S T O P F V V 1
VT, aen Praftii aoiroUable In all nana of the Tni.
Laie aoi i.anaiaa. aaj la rureisn wnntnrt.
r (Vopiiaa ant Uarernmrnt li"tyll at
biirheM market urirea. ln mrT on appmred
eroritr. Drafts aal l"beck( am other hankt cull.
ed. aiuser receired andetKMitDaraMeoo demand
Intercut at the rate of Sir per cent, per
A nnum paid on Time Lh poiU.
Ererythinc in lh Banking Line receive oar
' prompt atirniiai.
j Thankml to oar frifnrf and emrtf-mera Ihr their
pax pammavs. we ai.lirit a eontinaaara or the
aama. and invite other who bare bomneaa in oar
line to eiv a n trial, aflrarmc ail. that we shall at
aJ! tine, do all w can to r:re entire mrirtaruon.
Fek -X 7 JOU.X DIUEK T . CU
. M. BEACITLY'S,
Thla Ewv has been In as over heeav rr.
and baa rami tnooaaada of eaaea considered inrn
raliie t.y the protwion. Ii baa not tailed la a sm
' fin caaa lu give rulitri ii nut entirely care,
i I! la partirabiiiy reeommended In the lMlowjn;
siCK HEADACHE. PALPITATION
j OF THE HEART, LI YEP.
f COlfPLAIXT. RHEUMATISM,
j f-KIX DISEASES, LANGUID
j CIRCULATION, i-r..
i is any doranzemetit nf the Blood. In all diseaae
' imailiar to trmales il it a sure and Somvtya lurm
iw. j In aVirt. It hefnn; a Rtmrij artinr thr.wrh th
I Ci-rmUilut o f the 8loo4 a all iheimntant or
' (tans and esBanrt.irir of the body. It will enre ai
i ttht any enrabie diaeaac.
! For sale l.T MET EES k. AX A WALT. Berlin,
i Pi., mni ty dealer in Fmily Medicine every-
KLOTJR etc. !
Be rare to &U and tee, sad be eooTise-
d, u Ukto are too man artirk kpt ur
j Somesject. rx.
rM ! July n A. W. KXEFPEH.
A. H. Francisciis & Co.,
ISfnKTtrj AUD BEALBSS IW
COTTON YARNS, BATTS, WICK,
Twine and Ropes,
LOOSIXC CLASSES, CLOCK. FAXCT BASKETS
Wooden and Willow Ware, Ic,
iSTrrx-fraaa in joasrc or
OIL CLOTHS, MATTING, RUGS, 4c,
H3 Xarket SLrrct aad &i0 Ounmcrca Street.
rbe andersirne-t proprietor e.f the Diamond
Hn-l oa the southeast ourner rt the I'iamoad. be-
ioc indaeea bv bis many friends, w.mld ny to the
travetina- pai'lic that he' is bow prepared to reneire
and nostHLalily eutenain all woo mar aire mat
alL His h.se will )e oraMiueted witii the best
orier and furnish hne aemtmoilatiima.
SAM ILL CT.STEK,
fWoyatewn, Pa April 17Uu lsrs. .
ON THE LINE OF THE
& M. P. R R
Fur particuiara, inquire of L Hcoca, Esq.
Sept Ilia. X. O. KELM.
A seamd aaxkd
15 -Ike Power. Steam Engine
With JfCSOX GOVEEXOH. hr aU oompleta
Addicsa W. W. McK AIO f"a.
SpL Si. Camberland. 31.1.
The nid aad writ knows Ira of Lrutoa a Wvise,
of PITTS Bl UGH, Pa JUaafactarer of
Have ScmuTad to
N"o. Ill Fourth Ave,
Opposite tbeir old stand,
W here they ooulinse Ihe baf ines in all il branchca.
WM. BOOSE & Co,
FODfflEBS & WMim,
SALISBURY, : : PXVJ.,
XLaaafaexanir of all kisui af
CASTINGS & MACHINERY
Order by mail pronrpUy attended to.
Address WM. BOUSE A CO.,
Salisbury, EUUiek P. U Soeoerart eav,Pa.
AXXALS OF THE POOB.
The spprtarb of a winter likely to be a severe
one should ma.e all chanlah.e heart s sort to the
at.neai imt.li.nl in tht. nl.in.ir. r-nm .VMrh irrn
tlie St. Lai -Repoiuioun.-' whence it is h're
iimplielty wblch rearhea a true ariLnik? e
THE ELEVENTH HOCIL
WbiX. lr! Would re pLixe to rpeak ai
! Ana fii ye iiuwn leer vj inc uarp"
j Sbe sleep, glr, Ui;M an-J so restles.
i Sb fceara everr Kep on she flare.
What aUs her? tiod knows! Sbe't been wrakly
i t ... , , . , , . ., .
Tit months, ud the heat drives her wild ;
The maimer bus waited and wrcra her
Till sbe's only tLx ;bot at a ebild.
AD I have? Yes the is. an-1 G l help me !
I'd three little darlints beside,
As party u iver ye see sir.
Bnt was by wan dhronped like, an I .lie 1,
What was it that tok them, ye 're asklmr'T
Why, poverty, tare. nd no d-ct ;
! They perishet! for food and freeh air. sir.
Like flowers dhried ap in a drought.
It was dreadtnl to luse ibeia ? Ah was it !
It seemed like my heart-strine; wi.olJ break,
Ent there's days when wid want an J wld surrow
I'm thankful they're rnne. fx their sake.
Their father? WelL sir. saints forgive me !
It's a SI tranrne that lowers its own;
But what wid the sthrikc cl the liquor.
Td better be a stniffsUn alone.
Do I want to kape this wan? The Airilnt:
The last and dearest of all !
Slinre yoa're nlrera father yourself, sir.
Or yna wiuidn t be askin, at alL
What is that r Milk and firnl fur the baby :
A dortlier and midieiae free !
Toa'rc hnntin out all the sick ehildivn.
An poor, toflia mothers, like me!
i Go! hli-es you. and thim thst have sonl y !
j A new life yru've riven me. sol
I Shore, sir, wont yoa look in the cradle
j At the elen you've saved, "fore you ro?
O. mother o' merde '. have pl;y !
O. darilnt. why colda't yuu waU?
Dead! dead ! an the help la the darrwsy !
Too L:e ! O, my bay ! Too Hit '. I late !
Asxa L. ErTH.
Boston, November 9. Midn
The rrcatcst Ere ever known in New
England is new raging
large wLoksale store
in the verv
heart of the business portion of the
citv, and it will not cea.-e until it
reaches the wharves.
There was hardly a breath of wiud
stirring when the alarm was sounded,
about bail past seven o cioclc, follow-
ed bv a second, third aad fourth in
rapid succes--Jon. But the first engine
was hardlv on the ground w hen "the
fire broke out from the fourth storv of;
a Iare Tan:te store on the corner of;
Summer and Kingston street, oecu-!
pied ia the Grsttorv bv Tebbet i
Baldwin and Davis, wholesale drT!M1,"'a uan.gr 01 tneir lives, tne
goods dealer. It had caught in the
enziue room, and the flames snread
with lightning rapidit v up the lare
elevator and were first seen climbing!
underneath the wood work of the
roof The eneines were fairly at
work before any other store had
caught The buildings in the vicinity
were of granite, four stories high,
and each surmounted with a Mansard
roof, none of them being over five
years old. Detached spiinteis flew
read'dy, as the air was heated by the
terrible heat and soon the flames
i began licking the Mansard roof on
the opposite side, far above the reach
of the streams directed upon it from
all quarters. The fire was constantly
in the air, and oue building after an
other caught on the roof and the
flames skipped lightly along from one
window to another, so that in less
than thirty minutes every check was
blanched, as it became evident that
the whole city in one direction was at
the mercy of the flame, which were
lapping gaily from roof to roof and
from one building to another. The
second building to succumb was di
rectly opposite to that in which the
fire first broke out, and was occupied
by MaSn, Mullen fc Elms. Harding
Bros. & Co., Bo wen, Moore Co.,
George Lide, Carter k Co., and
Conant Bros., ail wholesale dealers ia
dry and fancy goods. This was at
the corner of Otis place. The heat
now became infernal. The streets
ran rivers of water and every moment
was heard the sound of granite blocks
exploding and whole frames falling in
the streets, making them impassable.
The firemen were driven from cne
station to another, and many an en
gine was kept nobly at work, bile
the hydrant was wet down by a hand
hose, and the engineer could only
hold his place while a ttreamof water
was kept plavin; upon bun. Llock;-
of granite weighingtons were split as
if by powder aad burled across wide
street?, and planks went flying
through the air as rf they were
feathers. The firemen erected barri
cades and worked behind them, but
they were burned almost f 3 soa as
An hour Lad hardly elapsed before
it was evident that Beebe'a block, the
finest business structure in the city,
built of granite, five stories in height,
with the cursed Mansard roof over
all, must go. Wuhin thirty minutes
the flames were coming out5 in fire
billows from every window and up
the stair-way leading to A. T.
Stewart's rooms was a perfect column
of Camcs. This building served but
ah fuel for the flames. Pieces of dry
goods went whistling across the
square, lodging on window sills of
magnificent stores on Devonshire
street Becbe's block stood a solid
wall of granite several minutes after
the inside fell, but the beat warped it
and $2,000,000 soon , laid a heap of
stone, brick and mortar. A hurricane
now raged, and owing to the intense
heat aad perfect tleet of coals, drove
everything before it. Every building
was now heated as if ia a furnace,!
and caught like tinder. Four Mory
granite blocks seemed like shavings,
and deafening explosions were con
stantly beard. A new terror was;
now added to the babel of confusion.
The tenement houses at the upper
end of Federal street were fast being:
licked op by the flames, and women
crazed and fainting were rushing to
and fro, carrying children, crockery, j
clocks and bedding in their hands.
One ran screaming through the streets
with a stove funnel in her hands,!
while another was tugging a heavy
chest which would have been a
weight for a strong man. Now and
then a few pieces of goods m!gbt be
gaved by volunteers, who ran in and
gpent five minutes daring which they '
could work in bringing out perhaps a j
hundred pieces of cloth. One man, '
SOMERSET, PA., WEDNESDAY,
Marshal Cotter, got out 125.000 worth
of kid gloves and had them placed oa
tt -r.,,.TI- in . i)iaw ..,.),',:
! the lleW alk ill a CaUiaged Condition
He offered a ha. kman SjOO la va
: ; 10 take IDe gOOUi 10 a place Ot Safet J.
In less than an hour he had to fleeicau'rht Gre from
for bis life and th flames were
again cheated of Jheir prey.
The fire was now in Federal street,
and the wool houses were going like
oil factories. Thv could uever Lave
been attacked at more dangerous
time, crammed from cellar to garret.
Hundreds cf thousands cf dollars
worth were on band that might have
; been delivered to customers had it not
j been for the horse disease. In one ; card-board. Huge masses of matcri
I store alone there were $100,000 worth j al choked the street, and taking Ere
j of wool stored which was awaiting ; created a solid body of fiarues. Fire
delivery. Miner,, Leal & Hackett : engines were utterly useless, for do
; Had ttieir store packed full, having, human being could stand near enough
j only put in the lor of their winter's ' to send etreams of water where they
, stuck three hours before the lire tn-j were needed to do service. The Gre
j veloiM-d it all. March Eros. & Pierce j men are utterly exhau-ted alreadv,
j had just put their w inter goods in the ! and unless belp'speedily arrives they
j cellar and scut their summer goods up will be compelled to desist We are
i sUirs to be made kp. I expecting trains to arrive every mo-
j TLe papers bonis came nest, and ! ment from Portland and Springfield
I with thw end of Federal street went j with more assistance, though thev
the majority of tli .large city deal- cannot safely run up to the city, as
, crs. It had been loped that the Ere the depots are in danger. It is a ter
: could be stopped jtburt of Franklin ; rible Sabbath, that is dvvrawning for
i streets, but the stores there Tere as ; Boston, and we cannot tell when or
vulnerable as any fcf tne others. The
j Freeman's National Bank went at ;
; ten o'clock, and aa Lour later the Na--
tional Bank of North America wa.sin
; as bad a condition The only place
j where limits of th fire were reached
; is on Summer street, where the fire
j began. It swept ia a nonLeasterly
j direction from there and I cannot tell
here it will stop j TLe 1m of course
U - 1 r .
IS uevonu Coll) nutation. There mu.t
' . , . '"e"
mr u."ict scert uisurance com-
; reporter nas just returned frcin
j the scene of the fire and savs the
, ' -sou a.-uinoa
: sireei cave gone, engines nave been
'sent for to Rcadin?. Lawrence
Lowed. i?aiem and Lynn. All ia the
i immediate vicinity are already here.
; Tn Cice has just gme and the
jtlOld South Church is ia imminent
danger. Part of the Western Union
! w'SvS are aiready down, and every
: now an1 theD anolher gives cut. The
j'0 'H be nearly $1,000,000 before
j tke Src ,!i estinguikbed.
6 A. "f. Buildings are being blown
"I' v" V ju;-lra irct.ia.
I 1 De '--toaiee on tnat street will pro -
! P0. w'itb most of that street
! ,ar'n from the Navy Yard are ou
-ut-v m tDe "trects.
A- M- The fire Las reached di -
c',?i"is that simply defy description,
an' tne pepie f Boston find them -
! I0!'3 01 Elu? an! otner property fcc -
i ln? novt -arcely thought of. Every
f5'1 ln tD,? neighborhood of the fire
1:5 tbrongetl hy people. all endeavoring
t0 save a 'evv valuaJea as they flee
toward Tremont and Court streets,
where the fire is supposed to be una
ble to reach. But there is-no telling! rear of the lower stories of the build
where this awful torrent of heat and ing, and ia less than twenty minutes
flames will stop, as the wind has al-i the whole broad-paced buildinr, ex-
ready risen to a gale, and it seems to
nave do positive direction cr current.
As the flames increase in intensity
and power, the very atmosphere lends
additional force to the wind, which
rises as it were in our midst and goes
rolling over tte track of the fire, hurl -
ing dense showers of fiery sparks into
the air only to send them over that
portion of the city still untouched.
The rumbling noise of the torrent of
flame is now and then relieved by the
detonation of masses of euapowder
which have been placed in untouched
edifices in the apparent track of the!
fire, and the awful scene is rendered
more fearful aad appalling by the ap
pearance of tee fragments ot these
demolished honses as they fly upward
into the air.
The note of preparation for the
worst has been sounded everywhere,
consequently the aggregate loss will
be greatly lessened by the prompt
removal of all portable goods. The
greatest diSeulty, however, is exper
ienced by merchants in procuring the
necessary means of transportation, as
the horses are nearly all ii! with the
disease that has so afflicted the larger
cities of the union. Fabulous prices
are being paid for such services, and
yet the demand is far greater than
the supply. ' How will it end?''
every one is asking, though I hardlv j
care to put tne question to my.-eii
It seems to me if it caaaot be con
quered now there is no reason to
think that it will be uutil it reaches
the water, ia which case it will sweep
through the Dock Square taking in
Faueuil Hall and tjnincy market,
thence continuing its way toward the
shipping at Commercial and Loomis
wharfs, and so on up the harbor.
I am sorry to say that Boston is no
better than other cities, for in the
midst of the terror that exists iq our
streets thieves are busy at work, and
frequent arrests are !ing made. In
deed it is difficult to tell friends from
foes, and many owners are compelled
to sec tbeir valuables carried off by
unknown desperadoes without ven
turing to remonstrate or stop the
lawless proceedings. The police do
ail they can to protect property, but
the multidude prevent their doing
much, and so they content themselves
with making the arrests possible.
Nearly two hundred men and boys
have been already locked up, and also
several women. All of these prison
ers are of the lowest cla3., and come
from the purlieus of the city.
The firemen from Newburyport,
Lowell, Chelsea, Cambridge, Charles
town, New Bedford, ami other places,
promptly responded to the call for aid
made by our city authorities, and dis
patches are constantly coming in an
nouncing their departure by special
trains that have been started over the
various lines by the railroads. But
before they can arrive, the greater
part of the business section of the
city will be destroyed, together with
immense stores of valuable goods.
The fire has been so little depend
ent upon wind that I cannot call any
place ua the city safe. It has not got
above Tremont street, however, or
gone toward the west or sooth ends;
but when one has seen, as I have,
stone buildings that we called wholly
fire-proof go down before the flames
like tinder-boxes, be cannot say that
any part of the town will resist the
The scene at the corner of Milk
and Devonshire streets, down toward
Federal and op in the direction of
NOVEMBER 20. 1S72.
Washington street, was a terrible one.
Nobody could stand within three
block of the burning' mas.se., so the
n I Sre h'Aii full
WllD:n lt.4 gTa.-p.
A3 each edili;
it neiirbbors the
flames seemed to derour the contents
ia a s:ujr;e tu'jiueni, anuso tae icrrenii
cf 3 line frrew in gtrt-ng-th nd power! Daruercll occupvin? the chair. Oa
with terrible velocitj. Falling roofs ! motion of Gen. Wm. L. Burt, a de
were sinkin? everv moment and car-1 tail of citizens was authorized to take
ried down with thciii the floors oae'eharcre of all the streets leadin?
! by one until the wall became isolated directlv to the fire and hare
: and also fell with a cra-h. Whole
; blocks of buildings disappear in this
( manner, crumbtinsr up like so much
: where the work of tle.-tructii.n will
cease. It is sa.e to siv tuat
will nt be checketi nntd tLe
I far advanced.
even if eSirt. be suc-
' ce:-sful then. It is impossible to give
: yoa any m..re details relative ttbe
.losses "that have been su.-tained.
; Since the list sent you a few hours
: ago was made up pcop!e u;k of losses
' in miin.ins as readily now as thev d'd
of t!i.inaiw! at n.Miiivbt
j .'.m .uusuuii,.. jwiiui
me city came trom ttieir Homes to see
lucmc, i.-Hi to;.ic iwuru :uv
; viciaity the confusion that existed ia
! all of the leading streets save them
;aa impression 01 terror lew wul ever
! forget. It was
! scene for those
who arrived on the
ground after midnight, for new
I comers hail no preparation and were
! utterly bewildered by the en
noise and distraction that exists
'eniocg those who, having lanre inter-
ests at stake, had been present
fire frnni an early hour,
' Bostox, NovemVr 10, 7 a. m.
The fire which commenced at half-
' past seven last night continues its de-
i aianon, nun uow vork:ng
1 way through the large block between
j Devonshire and Congress streets,
j north of Water street The fire first
: broke out of the rear end of the lare
i five story granite building. Nos. 57,
j 6 aad CI Summer street, directly on
i the corner or Kingston street. This
bu.niing was surmoantetl witn a nigti
j .Mansard roor, over-topping
i buildin;. ia that Immediate
Iirectly as the names began to spread
through the story eneath tms njf,
and before an engine or hose carriage
was cn the irround. a "Teat volume
of Same suddenly burst out from the
j tending fully one hundred feet along
Kingston street, was one sheet of
flame, as was also at the same time
the Summer street front, the heat
j being so intense as to force the firemen
away from that immediate vicinitv.
1 By this time a strong wind bud
' sprung up, the flames began to sweep
! over Summer and Kingston street
i aad despite all the exertions of the
firemen in cverr branch of the de-
partraent the fire was communicated
to the building oa the opposite corner
of Kingston and Summer streets, as
well as to the irreat block oa the cor
ner of Summer aud Otis streets, and
in less than half an hour there after
the flames were bursting cut of the
roofs and all up and down both sides
cf the immense structures. By this
time the wind had increased to nearly
a jra'e, ami the flames bavin; entire
mastery ef everything, swept from
store to etore, from roof to roof, from
block to block, and from corner to
corner, driving the firemen from every
vantaire ground they could secure,
and rendering all their exertions use
less and futile. Wherever the flames
reached they rapidly consumed every
thing of a combustible character.
About eleven o'clock the scene in
Lincoln, Essex, ?outh, Federal and
other streets in that immediate neigh-
od was one of the saddest
sights of the night Hundreds of
men, women and children were hur
rying along laden with every variety
of household goods, behind them the
waving flames lapping up their
houses before they could gi t half or
a quarter of their good into the
street The fire entered on both
sides of Lincoln street.
On Russia wharf all.the buildings,
mostly used by rag, paper and junk
merchants, were destroyed There
were no vessels lying at this wharf.
At Bobbins wharf a schooner was
destroyed, as were coal sheds and a
large quantity of lumber on the pier.
The wharf of the nartford and Erie
Railroad Company was burned, and
the passenger station of the corpora
tion on Broad street at the foot of
Summer street, was destroyed.
A hasty viit to the neighborhood
of the southern boundary of the fire
reveals the fact that the flames had
not extended lar up King-ton, Colum
bia and Lincoln streets ia a southerly
direction, but had burned along the
ends of those streets, making prc
gress over Broad street to the water
front. AH through South Lane Dis
trict, where wooden buildings are
numberless, there were in action nu
merous steamers to prevent the spread
of the fire sideways and keep it out
of a thickly populated district. The
The United Suites Hotel was the
nearest puMic building ia the line of
the fire spreading sideways, and ma
ny of the guests cr occupants were
active in moving their trunks and oth
er small baggage to a place more se
cure. A visit to Summer street showed
the fire to have advanced on the
south side as far as Haney's dry good
store, the upper portion . of which
building was then on fire.
After repeated solicitations on the
part of business men, owners of real
estate and others. Chief Engineer
Danierell, just before two o'clock,
gave orders to rope off the streets
leading into Milk street preparatory
to blowing np buildings on the south
side of the street A body of United
States marines from the navy-yard
j marched up Washington street about
j three o'clock, and tendered their ser -
vices fir police dutv, which were in
two o'cloi k a niectin-jr -f citizens a.s
i held in the Marrs narlor. in the
j Citjr Ha!!, hi.- honT. Mav r Gaston
i.ein? prc-M'lil. an l t-n:cl cDyEfT
exclusive control of them with the
j assistance of the police, with anthori-
tr to take anr action ther miirht see
fit in the emergency. The detail con
sisted of General Burt, Alderman
Jenk., Col. Shepard and other well
known citizens, and each one has con
trol of intersecting streets, with the
full lilierty to use powder in the st p
page of the devouring element, ia cii.-e
they should deem it expedient, and
with the consent of the chief engineer
of the Gre department- It was also
authorized that in case of necessity
the military should be called out
The Transcript building caught
Ereju.t before four o'clock, the flames
bursting into the rear and spreading
with such rapidity that all hopes of
savin? ii were a once oispeiietL,
At four o'c! this morning the
fire extendi.' irom Wa.-hingtou street mom failed to make the desired im
on the wr to the wharves on the j preioo. Nearly every bank build
east, iiid from milk street on the north ' in of the State street front between
to the Hartford aad Erie railroad
bridge on the south, the area of the
burnt district being roughlv estimated
at two hundred acre,
of a well known real
estate man is
that the loss on l.uildiaus will aver-; street, readv to read tiicui to pieces.
. i i r r .'....-" . , ..... '
age twelve uoiiars per 1001 .or iuia
irw, uii wertiore e uix e a jrrauu
total loss in buHiLnzs alone of upward
j oi one nunureo minion uouars.
g. fierce is the march of the flames,
and so irresistibV that the roen haats
on Oliver street, when they Erst
; were made aware of the danger es-
sayea to move tueir goovts but could
not oa account of the heat, aud tbere
tue nre soutnwam nas rx-en ctecKea,
and also ia great measure toward the
s jutfaeast, the entire limit of devasta -
tiou in tnat Uirecuon being tte ttart -
loru ana tne iiaiiroaj uept, extean-
lag however out oa
burning the bridge,
along Broad street to
.e road ana ;
Then it runs S
; all the intermediate
wuarves ana ae -
a few essels. lne are has
worked around the new post Cuiee
building and reached the northerly
side of Water street. The large
building en the corner of Congress'
aad Water street, is iu flames and .
will have to go. Engines No. 1 aad j
aim .o. ui i roiueuce iii c nacneu
1 X m - r 1 1 . 1 i. . . .. U 1
. ... c .
the scene of the fire, and tnere are
nnrttproc-t hand-entFineS) nresent from
towns in this State. Lynn has sent
two steamers aad a ho.-e carriage.
No one branch of business su'Jers
so extensively as the bo ot and shoe
and hide and leather trades. The
loss nere mus4 eieeeu a uue
sustained by the dry goo-Ii jcobers.
In the early uours of the morning
the pmndering by the thieves became
general, and firms who had removed
l . l . T . . . .
their stock to places of supposed se
curity out of doors, were victims of
these predatory rascals. Arrests by
the police became so numerous that
it was found impossible to accomo
date all the Drisoners
and thev were
therefore discharged from custody, af -
ter making restitution cf ths stolen
t , .1 , , . , , .- it..- .-ai lii'.K. r : re
fore thev burned where thev were. ; of Oliver, on both sides, aad is verv .,.. ,i v , , ... -
illseu t o purlr hiinr i'i the ftfn nTih.it nnlir . -in.r!.. jtvi: 1.1. ...lr ..f . . . .
-. - , -:r 7 - , , , 7 '-' sT-' tf.eirvaa.t-. Ihe Mr.
the State printing ouce was de- builolintrs oetween it aad Broad. - , tim,,-it.-i , .,1 t-
stroved. ; I.i.'ht ia the viciaitr are maav larire ; i.ni-, ,.t .
.1-1 .t r 1 - . . - , - ets bans saveo c,",-t oi tbeir val-ia-
12 M. at this hour the progress of stores, filled with on, paiats or ha-
Contrary to previous reports, all , ia the space of fifteen hours destroyed
the dwellings en Kingston street are j hundreds of the costliest ami most
saved. substantial warehouses in the coun-
The same is fortunately the case try, and temporarily paralyzed three
on Lincoln streew All the residences ! of the leading mercanule interests
on the Fort Hill section, so-called, in-the shoe and leather, wool and dry
clading Gaidley, High and Broad fcoods trades. It is said that there is
street have been destroyed, reader- i EOt one wholesale shoe and leather
s of families homeless and
destitute. On Washington street the
fire was checked by five o'clock this
morning. Ia a southern direction
it had no; reached beyond Summer
Several of the attempts to blow up
buildings met with the ill success
that attended the experiment at the
corner of Milt- and Washington
streets, windows only being shat
tered. A visit to the North end of the lire
at seven o'clock showed that it was
not progressing with anything like
the previous rapidity, having ad
vanced not more thaa a hundred feet
into Congaess street, between Water
aad State streets, during the preced
ing hour and a half. The heat had
none nf that fierce, terrible intensity
which had been devouring buildings
so rapidly. The same state of affairs
was found to exist on Milk street
The buildings on the southern side of
the street below Pearl street, which
had caught as early as half past five
o'clock, were burning slowly in com
parison witn tne way tneir near
neighbors went, ana tneir walls were
all intact. An immense number of
streams of water were being poured
on the fire from every possible point
an engine from some other city cr
town being seen at every corner, and
these seem to be having a good effect
It was rumored about six o'clock that
Old South church had been mined, in
readiness to blow op, but on inqniry
it was found that those in charge had
resolved to risk the matter on that
corner and look to the protection of
the heavy walls of the Trantrript ' ed by Mayor Kingsbury, and proffer
office opposite. The proprietors of ed every ai l in their power,
the Tra-m'ii did not Tetnove any of! 10:30 p.m. The fire was trot un-
.l - . i t . , ...t-n.i k.,
tiie.r Uliltclisu. 11 n J J -i i. 1 1 . u. i tuiiviui m iilliv auri 1 1. . -
ever and lowered into the cellar, and has not extended since. The follow
some of it may be saved from de-j ing are the general boundaries of the
struction. The Post building will be j conflagration: The whole length and
nearly destroyed, although the wails 'both sides of Summer street, across
may remain standing. Federal and nearly down to Drake's
.i .i n-l,.rf .n,1 itiKiiw in nearly a dirjM-t
ir i:ai rwi-ri lnnonnrpii wmi ins nr.i-
gross of the fire was enfrelv stopped 'ne to i ort iiuL aiong iiam.iion ana j tt) after the thousands ct sewing
fn a southeasterly direction," and there j Battery march t Kiiby street, as far j gtfa thrown out of employment,
is no more danger of its spreading: i Lindell and Central street, andr Propositions are being urged for
northward on Broad and Purchase j from Milk to Summer on ashington j making of new street lines ia the
streets. All efforts at estimating the ! street W ithin these boundaries, an : burnt district, and also for the erec
losses and insurance are futile at this! rea of seventy acres, nearly every ; tjon 0f merchant's exchange build
time. Having given the march ofi building is consumed. jjDg. A committee has been appoint-
the fire fiend, most readers will readi
ly recall the names of a great majori
ty of business firms on the prominent
steeets through which it passed. We
hope to be enabled to give a list as soon
it is possible to obtain it, of the suffer
ers, the losses, insurance, Ac
The flames are progressing with
unabated fury certainly toward State
At a fjuartcr before
it raa reacce-i m nearly a
straight line fror.i Congress street
Kiiby street and
LiUrty Square, both sides ij:i:ig
.Ire. The rear of the IVrtouice
i;. , ,: ; " . , . . T.
unaau sireei is ourmu. i; i.a.mj a t,roJ,j r 2JriiP
become necessary to biow op the ! One ga.s exp!.I.a f.,;i.iWcd aaoth
bu:ld;n?s on the corner of Congre.-str a rdj,;, mxa s..r,j .j.
street aad Congress Niuare, a kh',!;,,,,,,,.! 5.vn,, ,..,,
miued and exploded shortly before
ILelar-e granite iroot o.j...i.ag at ; named Martha E. Hutchi.sr,,, id
the northwest corner of Linoa al ; from a cond strr window to the
Kiiby streets, occupied by in-x-nt &. paTenicat and wasWiou,lv injired
Hutchins, insurance brokers, J-j and her recoverv is considered d..ubtl
Y iley, Ldmunds ami several other, ' fuj
was also blown up at nir.e o'clock," Th; traIa frora Manchester
parcntly of no materia! advantage.
The inside wa.s sbattere.I, but toe
walls aad iuucbof the woxlw"rk were'
left standing, the latter ia acondi-i
tion to accelerate rutLer thaa retard
the progress of the fire. The flames
are making their way with gains cer-:
tainlv toward the comer of Broad !
and State street. It will in all prob-
ability stake State street near the cor
ner of tk'.Iby street, it being onsy
three d r distaot At nine o'clock
s being male to arrest it
blowing up the brick
buildin? which is the third from the
'State street front, and three exr!o-
Congress and Bruad has a'readv
been ruined, while kegs of
wita matcaes in readiness to iiutin?,
are placed under a larae number of
j buildings ia the vicinitv of Broad
: iu;te a a-taace oi tte Jvjiuv street
( iroat. next to Ctate street, w tere tLe
fire is the hottest, is of verv
: srranite, witn out l.ttie ornauientai
! granite, with but l.ttie
i work to catch the fianies : but
; to it is a verv hih rranite b
belonging to the Shoe and Leather
: Exchan're. and is onlv M-narated Trooi
; the raging fire by it Oa Muk street
u-jts, ana H tnese are caaght there
j seems to be no possible way to st,p
' the prosresa of the flames before thev
i - .... -
l reach the water in this
mere is yet a sma.i cnance
fctate street bv feirlessness and
promptness. Ia "the square fonaed
by Doane, state, kiiby and Broa.;
; streets, at nine o clocK. there was oa -
Iv one bundm; on fire, and that had
t commenced, at the ccrner of Kil -
aad Doaae streets.
Ia other quarters the fire secies to
have somewhat subs.ded, or at least
I CV UTX 1U3 CAu liililU X I IUC
flames are not stopped by some super-
t or I - i ., .
unman pn.irx in sviinv srri-et ii-f
i . , . . - , :
lowing banks wiU have to succumb to ;
1 1 h fir. fii-ntl - TK ItUntie t-nn.'
tae-reuenu: me ahum -ynon,
- me ure uas uaaseu ueiow me corner : 1 .1 . r--
i , V &UOarv "J c- li0D, are ia the nei-hUrhood cf Ure hun
and the Shoe and Leather NatioaaL : lIre,, ta.3tt5aa.j dAlw , two or three
iuere are aisw iar;e nuai'jers oi in-
j suraaee companies in the same street
threatened with the same disaster.
T-1 r . , T- I i
; lue ercnaaia txcnaiige inciuuiag
j the PostofSce, has gone. The mails,
( hovever, have been saved The
: PostofEce will open in Faacuil Hall
. to-morrow at eight o clock. The fire
is sweeping up Devonshire street,
Congress and W ater street, and the
Merchants Exchange on state street
Eleven o'clock.!! is believed that
the fire is now so far under control
1 that it will not cross State street
j The conflagration was got under
! coatrol at about one o'Iclock. bavin;
i estaousnmeat lett to toston. ice
wool trade has suffered in an equal
degree, aad the drygoods jobbing
houses left are few and far between.
The Ninth regiment, with detach
ments from other regiments, amount
ing to twelve hundred men, are on
tilttaT V. . r t Viii naAtoiiti, . f r.:rui-rr
v.-.., .- Fiwiura ui r""i-".' .and tnirtr. lne numoer oi aweiiing-s
aad the preservation of order. j aaj lodging houses sixty four.
A meeting of prominent citizens! The insurance cSces report losses
was held in City Hall this afternoon, j as follows:
presided over by Mayor Gx-ton. at 1 Firemen's Fund, of CaL - $123,000
which encouraging speeches were j Commerce, of Albany, - - 45,000
made and energetic action urged, in i Queen, of London, net. - - 100,000
order to alleviate the fufferirgs of the '-Etna, of Ilardfort. - - - 600.000
needy as well as for rebuilding thej These offices will pay in full. The
burnt district. A numerous relief j North British, Hardfort, riicenix and
committee was appointed of which
Wm. Grav is chairman. The commit
mittee will hold daily sessions. A
bureau of relief was a!o organize-b
of which ex-Mayor Norcross is treas
urer. The new PostofSce and Sub-Treasury
building was for a long time ex
posed to the fierce flames and smoke,
but was scarcely scorched. This
massic fire-proof structure saved the
Boston Morning Po.f building direct
ly opposite and helped greatly in pre
venting the fire from reaching State
steeet The old South Church also
escaped, though several times given
np for lost The costly and beautiful
Tranwrifi building, and Currier i
Trate's jewelry establishment on the
upper comer of Milk street, were
burned. The Eastern Express office
was saved, though reproted at one
time as burned. Two steam fire en
gines came from
Portland, with four
; hundred of her leading citizens, head
1 j .- i .r.. l .e- 1
.uii. . . . . . .
UOSTQX, November U, 4:30 A. M.
The fire broke out with renewed vigor
.... . . .
at about midnight m Almost tne same
spot where it first originated. It was! of enlarging that building, and also
caused bv explosions of gas in the j to request Massachusetts Senators
buHding'occupied by Wm. Ii. Storms j and Representatives in Congress to
& Co., in Summer street The front ; secure the passage of aa act of Con
wall of the building was blown intojgress, allowing the same drawback on
the 9tret and set fire to a store which 1 ( Continutdon fourth pj.)
- extended back into Central court
Owing to the freriuent gas explosions
the firemen were for some minutes
j deterred from going ia too close prox
j imity to the burning building, but de
I spite tie danger, the firemen soon had
streams playing oa the burning bui'.I
! if.gs. Fmm Storm's e-tabli.-hment
' the flames rapidly eom.iiunicated to
the extensive bnildinr on the comer
I ! of Summer and Washington streets.
jocrtipied oa th? ground floor by
Messrs. SLrcre, Crump Ji Lowe, jevr-
e'ers and dealers ia elegant ga fi-
tnrc The npper stories were occu-
pied by the Wheeb-r & Wilson sewing
. jyjj-jj ware roms, Lowell & Brtt
"VQ , engravers, and by t.vo or three cis-
. torn tailor.
aasasBsasaanwaBi '; EJrtS tO Stay the pr.gre. of the
: a . i i t '
: uaiaes were unava iaiie an-i in i.-s
.. , ., .
i uiju ui.i a uour i:ie inaniucea .
block oa the corner of Summer and
Washington streets were Iomed.
The Barnes !eap?! fr-m t window
and c::ried thems,-! .es ab.ut the c.r-
oa I ,
mcr, ,m lM 7&j:t .Hie wa
3. j vtraJ
severelr injureiL A w-
o clock, brought two steam en:n s
from the Amkeag work., and a h jse
carriage, with mea enouirh to rua all
three. Oae steamer Is a scif-pr.-.pi.i-ler.
and worked very handily. The
mea were freh aad went to work
with great zeal. It was fortunate at
this critical juncture that the steamers
i . , -
.ere oa nana, lor tte water force at
he hydrants was very small, hardlv
enough to force a stream to the sec
ond story window. Anion; tl ar
rivals was an enz'ine compa.iv of .-treaty-five
men frni Biddeford Mc.
Had the proper authorities shut r,S
the gas from tLe who'e buried dis
trict early on Sanliy m-'min?. the
present dreadful vi.-itation wouil
have Lc-en avoidf.L All theproiiertr
7 'aloe:? the l:n of W.i.-K-n -rr,. .tr.
; wh;c'h has now lea d.-tr..r(F r.r i
in iriiminestdangT. would "have Icn
saved, ha.l not ex;!o-ions -iven t'-"
'. ' " T! "e.f." . ,
i j a. - l lie ms I.? now
rt-ii; ""ri rw rir.ont
t j.e u,7.,r ,ro, ,i . . . ,
a very strong win-1 shouM -prin ' an
no mure fresh res are arrr'-hende-L
A. H. J.Tijan and Ma-h" st re
was saved, though at one time de
clared a hopeless case. San-eve,
Crump & Low were burned gml
Only ihi'te of the .-even bank
l 1 r -T l . ... ,
otirneu out iauea to settle at tt e;ear-
The luorain? papers are almost ex
clusively filled with detail of th-?
uirecton, Out ; catis the loss at S-O.OoO.O'.-o, sad
ince to savei.i,,- p,..j .t t. i
' qc,o (y-0
; fbe 01 train fr.ra New York.
, f.., tVj ..,'
' .-,u ,-..,! . i ...
.t . -i.,, -i .L
:,,,,.. - -ni U, n-,r .,,-,.w.
. The Boston insurance companies
, t(, aUe t0 aa rf
. C - r . . 1 - t, ,
j c. 4are ccaf fv
-. . - ,
any wnn oners oi ranri ttiat tnere i
t of their . 0Q
r r. .
; ont aaj8peMion. There arerage bH
lars. The savings banks are aJI se-
A fca:ti;:ua of cavaliv has beea
, a Jded t0 m-1;tarv - f(i of the
. hyiT; zct .which now numbers
; fiftepn hanJre j mea. AII attempis at
; robberT and incendiarism win Tk- nrn.
! mariv-a!t wItL The streets are
aIm05-, impilS5aUe from the er-di in
Washi!';tox November 1 1. The
j Secretary of the" Treasury this morn
ing received a telegram from the
President of the Merchants" Bank.
Boston, saying. "There Is co reason
for a panic, if the banks stands firm.
The loss is largt?, but it falls on per
sons who are generally able to stand
Another telegram to the Secretary,
dated at New York this raoniisg.ays,
"The disposition to create a panic is
abated," and the writer gratuitously
suggests that there is no need for the
Secretary to do anything financially.
Information is received that
Treasury has sustained no losses by
the fire, the fund and boots being
The number of firms and business
houses burned cut is nine hundred
I a - a a a
National report that aii tne!r-policies
will be paid m fu;l. aad they wid con
tinue business. A general visit to
the Boston insurance offices this morn
ing reveals the fact that they have
been hardly able to do anything to
dy toward estimating and determin
ing future steps.
The fire is now confined to the ra
ins, and no fears are felt of a new
outbreak. A large number of steam
ers continue to work, reliefs of fire
men taking turns.
The Saturday Eceniq Gaztt't' was
among the papers burned out
James Tuilev was arrested by a
; soldier early this morning while
' ticg fire to a building on Milk st
It is impossible to give anything
like an accurate or even approximate
retort of the insurance. Some of the
largest firms have had no time to lock
over their policies. At an informal
! meeting of leading insurance officers
to-day a statement was made that the
losses would be nearly all paid ia
At a meeting of the Citizens' Re
lief Committee to-day Mayor Gastca
received, telegrams from Governor
Geary, cf Fenn-vlvsnia. the Mayors
of Cincinnati, Chicago, Indianapolis,
Providence, and other cities, tender
ing sympathy and aiL A committee
of ladies has been formed especially
;ea to ass tne frenerat gnirrnmeBnu
; purchase the burned over lot adjoin-
!f .i r r .
, ing tne new posiomce, ior tne purpose