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OFJIO:a BTJMroiig- BTTIXi-DXasro-, COB. 12TH' STBEBT
JOHN H. OBERLY, PROPRIETOR.
The Greatest Conflagration
Ever known In New
A Bunt District of Two
Loss of Real Estate Alone
One Hundred Millions.
Total Loss of Two Hun
dred and Fifty .Millions.
BUILDINtiH BLOWN IT .TO
CHKCK THE FIKK. "
CITIZENS FLEE TO THE WOODS
GRANITE BLOCKS CRUMBLE
AMONG THE 1'IIOMINENT
BOSTON 1'II.OT BUILDING
DANIEL WEBSTER BLOCK
THE OLD SOUTH CHURCH
ALL THE NEWSPAPER
THE CITIZENS IN COUNCIL.
THE FIREMEN EXHAUSTED.
Reported Especially fur tlie Bulletin.
' ' TUB KIRE IK IIOSTON.
Nbw York, Not. 10. A dispatch from
Boiton nyi: The greatest lire ever
known in 'New England Is now raging
among lb large wholosale story in the
very heart of tbo business part of the
city, and It will not cease until it reaches
the wharves. .Tliera was hardly a breath
of wind stirr(ag when an alarm of tire
wm sounded about 7 o'clock, followed by
a second, third and fourth, in rapid succes
sion but the irst engine wm hardly on
the ground,, when the
FIBS BROKE OUT
From tne fourth story of a large four
itory granite (tort oa tbo corner of Sun
mer and Kingston streets, occupied in the
first itory by Tibbelta, Baldwin Jc Davis,
wholeiale dry goods dealer. It had
caught in thVenglne room and the flames
spread with lightning rapidity up the
)ge elevators, and were Arst tern climb,
itg under the wood work of the roof. Tho
nglnel were fairly at work before any
other (tore had caught. TIjo buildings in
tne vicinity were all of grnnito four stories
high, and eaok surmounted with a Man
sard roof, none of them being over five
years old. Detached splinters flew read,
ily as the air wm betted by. the
And soon the flaases began licking tho
Mansard roof on 'tne opposite side, far
at ive the reaoh of th streams directed
upon it from all quart."-" The tiro wm
constantly lu the air, and ono building
atter another caught on tbo roof, and
flames slipped lightly along from ono win
dow sill to another, to that in less than
thirty minutes every cheek1 was blnnuhed
as it became evident that the whole city in
one direction was
AT TUB MERCV OK THE KLAMES,
'Which were leaping gaily from roof to
roof, and from one building to , another.
The second building to succumb was di
rectly opposito to tho ono in which tho
fire tlrst broke out, and wm occupied by
Mafln, Millor & Elms, Harding Ilroi. it
Co., Bowen, Morse & Co., Ueorgo Lide,
Carter & Co., Cooant Bros., all being
' wholesale dealers in dry and fancy goods.
xnis was at tne corner oi uiis piaue. i no
heat had now became Infernal. The stroets
ran rivers of water and every moment was
heard the sound of granite blocks ex
ploding, and wholo frames foil in the
streets, making thorn impassible.
JTIBBMBN DRIVEN IIBKOHE TUB KLAMES.
Tlieflremou were driven from one sta
tion to another, and many an engino was
kDt nobly at the work whllon'hvdrant
was wet down by a hand hose, and tho en
gineer could only hold his, place while a
stream of water was ko'nt tilavlmr unon
him. Blocks of granite weighing tons
were split as if by powder, and hnrind
across the wide street, and planks wont
flying through the air as If thoy wero
FIREMEN ERECT II ARHICADK8.
The firemen erected barricades and
worked behind them, hut they were burned
as soon as erected. Aa. hour had hardly
.elapsed bofore.it was evident that Beebe s
,block, tho finest struofjro in the city, built
pf granite, Ave stories in height, with the
.cursed Mansard roof ovor all, mutt go.
Within thirty minutes the flames were
coming out in ,
From every window, and ud the stalrwavs
l4ina- to A. T. Stewart's rooms, wm a
. narfaat ml limn of timu. Thl tuitMlnir
bbtwhu uuh mm . u iui ... rincu
or ary goods went wniniing across the
tquara, lodging oa ' the window sills of
magnificent stores on Devonshire stroit.
Boebe's block stood a dead wall of granite
soveral minutes a I lor tho Iniido full, but
the heat witrped It mid $2,00f,00o soon lay
n heap nf stone, brick mid mortar.
A IIUHH10ANK NOW HAOES,
And owing to tho intense hunt and perfect
sheet of coals, drove everything before it.
Every building was now lieu ted as if in n
furnace and caught lllio tinder. Font
story granilo blmjks seemed lllai shavings,
crn constantly hoard. A new terror
was now added to the Babal of confusion.
rlio teiiemeiil houses at the upper end ot
Federal street were fast bulnt; licked up
uy mo tiumes, ami
Arid fainting wero rushing to and fro, car
rying children, crokery, clocks and bud
ding In their bands. Ono rati screaming
through High street, with n stovo tunnel
in her hands, while an-ithor was lugging
a heavy chost, which would have Iwen a
Weight fur a strong man. Now and then
a few pieces of goods might bo saved by
volunteers who ran in anil spent Mvu min
utes, during which they could work in
1,-lrit.lrit. .lit .... - li n r. .. Iui ...I ,,
of cloth. One man, Marshal Cotton, got
up $25,000 worth of kid gloves, and had
them placed on the sidewalk, in a dam
aged condition. Ho ottered n hacktnan
$500 in vain, to tako thorn to a place of
safety. In less than an hour he had to
lieu for his life, and the Maine were not
again cheated of their prey. Tho tiro was
l.V KE1IEIIAL STREET
and wool houses were going liku oil factor
ies, and they could never have been at
tacked at a more dangerous time. Tbey
wero crammed from cellir to garret, with
hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of
goods, that were on hand and might have
ben delivered to customers, bad It not
been for tho horse disease. In ono store
alone, there wore SI 00.000 worth of wool
stored, which was awaiting delivery.
Miner. Beall ic liackctt, bad their store
packed full, having only put in the last of
their winter's stock', three hours
beforo (the fire enveloped it all.
March Bros, ic l'ier ce had just put their
winter goods in tho cellar, and sent their
summer goods up stairs to be made. The
paper bouses cam! next, anu wun me cnu
of Federal street went the majority of tho
dealers of a large city. It had been hoped
that tho Ore could bo stopped snort ot
Franklin street, btit stores there were as
vulnerable, as any of tho others. Tho
Friedman's National Bank went at ten
o'clock, and an hour later the National
Dank of North America was in as lad a
condition. The only place where limits of
tho fire was reached is on Summer street,
where tho Are began. It swept on in a
northeasterly direction from there, and I
cannot tell where it will stop. Loss of
co mo is beyond computation. There
must bo an Insurance heavy enough to
carry under several insurance companies
in this city.
PROMINENT 1IUILDINOS DESTROYED.
Boston, Nov. 10, 1:45 a.m. Among
prominent buildings already destroyed are
the Cathedral block, Daniel Webster
block, Boston 1'ilot building and rear of
tho Transcript building. Orders have
been given to blow up both corners at the
junction of Devonshiro and Milk streets.
The fire is spreading toward South Boston
and also progressing toward Statu street
Irorn franklin street. J tie insurance
block, opposito the Pilot oitlce, chiefly oc
cupied by wholesale wool dealers, is now
all on nro and attempts arc being made to
blow up tho two corners of Krankiin
street to prorcnt the conflagration from
extending turlticr toward stale street.
Immense crowds of people till the streets
nd every effort is buini; made by them to
savo their proporty which is boing trans
ferred to various parts of the city. The
utmost good order provall. It is evi
dent that tne business portion of the city
is to be laid in ruins.
TUB DEVASTATION CONTINUES.
1 a. M. Tho fire has broken out on
both sides of Pearl street at the corner of
High streotand threatens tho destruction
of this groat centre of tho shoe and leather
'J-IiO a. M. Two buildings have just
been blown up at tho south cornor of De
vonshiro and At ilk streets, which it is
hoped will stay '.ho progress of tho flro to
wards State streot, and save tho new unfin
ished post-office building. Streets lending
to tho tiro aro fenced in with ropes and are
in care of strong detachments of police,
who have strict instructions to permit no
one to pass the barriers on ony pretonso.
Both sides or ltawtoy street, also .Morton
placo are now on fire.
ALMOST A MILE A .MINUTE.
3 o'clock a. m . Steam tiro engines
have reached hero from "Worcester. Thoy
camo through by rail, 44 miles in 45 min
utes. .Lurid coimns id names and smoke
uud detonations, caused by tho blowing up
of buildings, and tho crushing and falling
of walls, make a scene grand and torrifio.
Nearly tbo wholo population appear to bo
on tbo streets and housetops, watching tho
conflagration. Tbo flro has extended to
Wasntngton street on me souin anu norm
corners. Loud reports nave just been
heard, and probably other buildings aro
buing blown up.
I'KAKI. BTJf KKT IN 11U1.-!.
:i-1f, a .v. Tho Urn did nut reach tho
Hartford & Erio railroad depot. Tho
wholo of Pearl streot U in ruins. Several
buildings on Washington streot, including
Macculur & Williams, aro burned. Tho
heat is so intonse, that the tlremen cannot
fight it successfully, iho North National
acd llevern banks are burned.
JIUILDINOS IIEINO 1IL0WN Ul'.
4:15 A. M. Tho cunflgration con
tinues with fearful efloct. Building
after building is being blown up with the
only apparent effect of increasing tho
terrible votumo oi namo. luo nowspnpor
otlices which are on tho line of fire, made
all preparations for the removal of their
books, paper ic, with no hope of saving
any material. The Transcript office is
already in flames and the old South
church, dear to all Bosto'nians, is nt last to
fall a victim to tbo tiro.
MKWHI'Al'KR omOKHON KIRK.
The Journal office will nest havo to
succumb, and tho Post, Olobo, and Travel
ler, will soon follow. All tho auxiliary
forco of tho firc-dopartments aro being
placed in Stnto streot to protect, it possi
ble, the bunks and insurance offices. Tho
new post-omco will unaouiueaiy uo ruiueu.
If the flames bo not stopped in Stato streot
tho wholo north part of tho city must be
cunsuoiea. jhiik street is now on uro ue
tween Pearl and Fedora).
A reporter just roturned from tho sccno
of Are, sayi larira tallnrln.. houses on
Washington street have gono Engines
have been sent for, to Reading, Lawrence,
Lowell, Salom and Lynn. All In inmia.
dlate vicinity are already here. The Pilot
otuco uas lust gone, and the old South
cnurcn is in imminent danger,
VLBXIKU roR TtlBIR LIVE.
Boston, 4 a. m. Tno Are has roacbed
dimensions mat simply defy description
OAmO. iyjNOIS, TUESDAY. NOVEMBER 12, 18T2.
and the poopioof Boston And themselves
in danger of thoir lives, the loss of prop
erty being icarcoly thought of. Every
street in ibu neighborhood of tho lire la
thronged by peoplu nil endeavoring to
savoa low vuluablos as they lico to tho
woods. Theru is no telling whero this aw
ful torrent of heat and llames will stop, as
the wind bus risen to u galo and it seenn
to have nopositiVu direction or current as
I fl.AMK 1NCKKAKH IN INTKN.MIT V
Ahd power. Tho very ntmo'phuro adds
additional force to Ibu wind which rises us
it were, in our midst, uud goes rolling over
tho track of Are, hurling dense showers of
tire-sparks into tho uir, only to solid them
over that portion of tho city still ut(.
touched. '1 ho rumbling noiso ot the tor
rent of flames is now and then relieved
by tho debris of masses of gun powder,
which had been placed in Untouched edi
fices in the apparent track of the lire, and
an awful scene Is rendered moro fearful
and appullng by tho appearance of tho
fragments of theso demolished bouses as
tbey fly upward into tho air. Tho note of
preparation for tho worst has been sounded
everywhere, consequently tho aggregate
loss will bo greatly lessoned by the prompt
removal of nil portable goods,
The greatest difficulty, however, Is ox
pcrienced by tbo merchants in procuring
necessary means of tianHportation, as the
horses aro nearly nil ill with tbo dis
temper, and labulo s prices ore being paid
for such services, and yet tho demand is
far greater than tho supply. It seems
that if tho tiro cannot bo conuuercd now.
tbore Is no reason to think it will be until
it reaches tho water, in which case it will
sweep Docks square, taking in Fatieuil
nail anu ijuincy market, continuing to
wards tho shipping at Commercial and
Lewis wharves, and to on up the harbor.
Neatly two hundred men and hovn have
been lockod up for steuling, also soveral
women. Firemen from Newburvnorl.
Lowell, Wolbuin, ('heists, Cambridge,
Charleston, New Bedfoid and other
places promptly responded to tho call for
aid, and dinatches are constantly comine-
in announcing their departuro by special
MAKIVK.1 TKNXIKK THEIR KEIIVICES.
A body of U. S. marines from the navv
yard matched up Washington street about
three o'clock, and tendered their service
on police duty which was accepted.
Shortly after two o'clock a meetlnir of
citizens was held in tho mayor's parlcr in
the city hall, the mayor belni; present and
Chief Engineer Dkinrcll presiding. A
detail of citizen was authorized to take
chargo of all streets leading directly to
tno lire, anu nave exclusive control of
them with tho assistkneo of the police,
with authority to tako any action they
might seo fit in an emergency.
The banks destroyed aro National Bank
of North America and National Revere
Bank. At this hour a hasty visit in neigh
borhood of southern boundary of flro re
vealed tho fact that tho flames had not ex
tended far up Kingston, Columbia and
Lincoln streets in a southerly direction,
but had burned along the ends of those
streets, making progress over Broad street
to Water Front, all through South Cnvo
district, whore wooden buildings are num
berless. Thero were in action numerous steamers
t? prevent tho spread of fire sideways,
and keep it out of a thickly populated dis
trict. A visit to Summer street, showed
the tiro to havo advanced as far west as
Havey's dry goods store, the upper por
tion of which building was thon on tiro,
tho wind had then moderated somc,but tho
tiro seemed to bo fast eating its way to
wards Washington street.
ROl'INU OVV THE STREETS.
After repeated solicitations on tho
part of business men, owners of real estate
and others, Engineer Dsmrel just beforo
two o'clock gavo orders to rope off tho
streets loading into Milk sticet, prepara
tory to blowing up tho buildings on south
side of that street.
4 A. m. Tho scone t tho corner of
Milk and Devonshire streets, down toward
Federal, and up in tho direction of Wash-
ngton street was a terrible ono. obouv
could stand within three blocks of the
burning buildings, so tho tiro had com
plete possession. As each edillco caught
flro from it neighbor tbo flumes seemed
to devour its contents in a single moment.
Falling roofs wero sinking every mo.
ment and carried down with them floors
ono bv ono until tho walls beramo isolated
and also fell with a crash. Wholo blocks
of buildings disappear, crumbling up like
so much curd board. Hugo masses ot ma
larial choked tho streets, and taking tiro
created n solid body of flame.
DESfBHATK KtTOKr To CHKCK THE KIRK.
G o clock A. M. Tho report of
buildings boing blown up indicating that
gunpowder was being used, was heard at
tlvo minutes past throe o'clock, uud was
tho most welcome sound of the night, for
it betokoned u fearless radical eil'ort to
savo Boston from Chicago's fate. Tho
trams wero laid In Sudoral street about
two o'clock, and tho street was immedi
ately cleared for action. At 3:4.1 tho de
struction was began in good earnest, tho
shocks shaking tho city to its foundation.
At 4:3(1 oclock buildings on Devonshiro
street wero blown to atoms and n determ
ined eflort was being made to prevent
further progress of tho flames northward.
At 4 o clock uio lire exlendod from
Washington fctreet on tho west to tho
wharves on tho cast, from Milk street on
tho north to tho Hartford and Erio rail-
road bridgo on tho south,
Fire engines wero utterly useless, for nn
human being could stand near onoue-h to
sond streams of water whero thoy wore
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uuuuuu. I'livinnii uiu uuuriy exuausieu
already, nnJ unless help s pood ily arrives
they will bo compelled to desist. It is n
torriblo Sabbath that Is dawning on Boston,
and wo cannot toll when or whero the
work of destruction will cease. It is sufu
to say that tho tiro will not bo checked
until tho day hos far advanced, uvon
f then. Mat and women from ovorv
part of tho city como to seo tho tiro, but
belore tlioy roacned ttio vicinity tho contu
sion in all tho loading strcots gavo thorn tin
impression oi terror low win ovor forgot,
Boston, Nov. 10. At 11:35 n.m., tiro
still raging with unabated liny,
IIUIIST DIRTRIUT liOO AUKKS.
Tho aroa of tho burnt district, is roucli-
ly estimated at two hundred acres. Tho
estimato of real estuto men Is, that tho loss
on buildings will nveraeo tsvolvo dollars
per squaro foot for this nrea, nnd therefore
wo have ti grand total loss in buildings,
alone, upwards of ono hundred millions of
dollAis. At this hour tho progress of tho
flro southward, has boen checked, and also
in a grat measuro towards the southeast.
The extreme limit of devastation in that
direction, being tho Hartford & Erio rail
road depot, extending, however, outon the
road and burning the bridges. There it
BULLETIN BUILDING WASHINGTON.
runs along Broad street to India streot,
taking all tho intermediate wharves and
Boston, Nov. 10, Vi.U, p.m. -Reports
aro contradictory, but it is said tho
I urn is now under control. Tim tiosl-olhcu
, is In danger, tho building adjoining being
on tire. Telegraph offlco U now' in ihu
KIRK IIKUEVKI) TO UK UNDER I'oN'l 110 L.
Boston. Nov. 10 I'l'.o tl til it I.
now contldently lielioved that tho tiro is
under control. Tne los, if no moro build
ings nro burned, will not fall rhori of
$21)0,000,000. mid will perhaps exceed that
figure by jf.O.OOH.OOO. Tho present
bounds of tho lire aro Central, Broad and
Bedford, both sides or Milk, Devonshire,
Water. Congress. Moduli and Kllbv St,
and It is bollevcd it will not extend boyond
KIRK UNDER CONtllOL.
BosioN, Nov. 10, 10:30 p.m. Tho fl.ro
was gt)t well under control a little altor
midday, and lias not extended since.
Tho followingnro tho general boundaries
of tho conflagration: Tho wholo length
and both sides of Summer street, across
rederal street and nearly down to Drak's
wharf; thence in nearly n direct lino to
rort hill along Hamilton street and Hat
tcry march to Kilby street as far in Lin
dull and Central streets: from Milk to
Summer on Washington strett
ilhln theso boundrie, ot an area of
nearly seventy r.cres, ovcry building Is
consumed. Tim loss is now estimated at
uoiween cigniy and ninety millions. Tho
Insurance at ten or twelve millions. A
good many persons wero injured and
THE KIRK 1IRKAKS OUT AflAI.V.
BotTOv, Nov. lo, 4:U0 a. in. Tho fire
broke out with lenewed vigor ubout mid
night in almost the same spot whero it
tlrst originated. It whs caused by explo
sions of gas In tho buildings occupied by
William It. fctorm and Co. In Summer
street tno front walls wero blown into the
street and set flro to stores. The flames
rapidly communicated to an oxtensivo
building on tho comer of Summer and
Washington streets, occupied bv Shrocve,
Crump and Low, jewellers. Efforts to
stay tho progress of ,tho flames wero una
vailing arid in less than half an hour tho
magnificent block was doomed. Ono gas
explosion followed another In rapid suc
cession. KILLED AND WOUNDED.
Several soldiers and firemen wero pro,
truted and sovoral severely injured. A
woman named Martha K. Hutchinson
jumped from u second story window to
the pavement, and was seriously injured.
IT STILL OOES ON.
Tho range of three-story brick build
ings lately occupied by Jordan Sc Marsh
worn very soon in llame. Down Sumner
street the flames crept along steadily, and
at 2 o'clock only one building remained.
All property along Washington street,
which has now been destroyet, or it in im
minent danger whould havo been saved,
had not explo-ion givon tho flame fresh
THE KLAMKS KUUDUKD,
Boston, Nov. 11,0 a. m. The flro is
now believed to be under good control,
and unless a very strong wind should
spring up, no moro fresh tires aro appre
hended. Boston, Nov. 11, C a.m. Tho flro is
now under control, being kept in a block
between Summer and Owen streets. A
tl renin n has just fallen off of tho top of a
building on Summer street. Vooplo Lo
gin to bo relieved from tho terrible excite
ment caused by the uncertainty regarding
tho spreading of tho flro.
the excitement in ST. LOUIS.
St. Louis, Nov. 11. Tho Boston flro
crnnlnd irent MVnilnritnnl tiu.i. ....I. ..
tho nowspaper and telegraph otlices being
nu-uu nvnoi an uny wiiu merciianis,
Inmiriini'A And tumlm.... t.ii.r. .11
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anxious to obtain further particulars of
f. r..i i i. r . . .
uiu ivuriui L-aiaiimy. extras containing
an ACCntint nf llln tiro ti'n-n iiuf.nl..nit..l.,
.... .. ,. w, .jt, , ouufciil.
for, and tho deepest.symputhy for the af
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mticu tivj aim ii.nivio.uiii sunerers was
universally expressed. Mayor Brown
called n mooting of tho citizens for to-day
to tako appropriate action under tho cir
cumstances and tender relief. This up
lilies to lnanv citlea In (lie Wn.t n.i In
fact throughout tho country.
Dispatches wero sent Mayor Gaston of
rtoitfin frntn Vrniti r1in.,Irno,l . .1 HM
....... v... w..b., uLibiiMiuu auu cu
rious other cities ottering sympathy uud
luiiueriim uiu, iiuu scores oi meetings navo
beon hold to-day to determine invarm nf
THE EXCITEMENT IN NEW YORK PANIC
IN STOCKS EXPECTED.
New York, Nov. II. Tho excitemont
in Now York was very preut, and a panic
in stocks is expected to-day. It is appre
hended thut goncral business will bo
later concerning the rim:.
Boston, Nov. 11. Tho now tiro was
gotten fully under control about 4 o'clock
this morning. Jordan & Marshal's
store was saved, though at ono tlmo de
clared ix hopeless caso. A battalion ot
cavalry has boen added to tho military
guard of tho burnt district, which now
numbers fifteen hundred men. Attempts
at robbery and incendiaries will bo sum
marily dealt with. Tho streets uro almost
imparslblo from the crowds in tho vicinity
of tho flro. '
Only three of tho seven banks burned
out failed to settle at tho clearing housn
to-day. Tho Shawmut Flromens' nnd
North America woro unablo to got at
Tho morning papers aro almost exclu
sively tilled with tho deluils or tho I'roat
conflagration. Tho Advertisor estimates
tho total loss at $80,000,000. Tho Post
on tho authority of loading Insurance offl-
i :ir, .Tuiimm.i 11, m J I UV,1JOU,IM0. TJj
.journal givus a mil list or Individu
losses and estlmatos tho total at coiuldor
oiy over yiuiuuiuuu.
THE AID TRAIN
From New York, duo here at 4 o'clock
this morning, arrived nt seven, with
sovoral car loads of roughs und thiovos,
who cleaned out all tho refreshment ea'
loons cu routo, ond committed other out
porco In Boston will bo Increased If noccs
sury. Boston insurance companies will
bo able to pay, on an avorago, about fifty
por cent, on their risk. Capitalists are
coming lorward liberally with offers of
funds, so that thoro is sonio prospect of
thulr going on without suspending. Thoir
avorago losses uro in tho neighborhood of
$500,000, two or throo reaching $1)00,000,
Tho savings banks aro all secure
St. Louis, Nov. ll.-A Largo wcetinc
of cltirens on 'Change this noon uuaul-
mously adopted resolutions sympathizing
with tbo people of Boston In thoir great
calamity, and pledging substantial aid to'
alleviate tho suffering, should assistanc?
bo needed. Similar resolutions wero
passed by Cincinnati chamber of com
merce, and also requesting city council to
adopt measures of relief should It bo
New York, Nov. 11. Knots of people
assembled on tbo streets to-uny conversing
upon tho disaster to Boston and general
expressions of sympathy heurd every
where. All Insurance companies havo
bulletined statements of their losses of
which tho annexed is h copy :
HTho Aetna of Hartford, loss loss than
ll.uw.UOU, assetts, fu,.50,000 : Keller of
Now York, capital unimpaired. Wil
1 liamsburg City, loss $00,000, assetts
I $o5U,U00 J Kosotule, loss SI0.0O0: Com
mercial, loss $104,000, ussetts $340,000;
1 Columbis, loss $75,000, assetts $440,000;
Star, loss $150,000, assetts SU',000; Me
chanics, loss S5,oou; flromens loss
5,000; Layfavelte, loss $ 5,000;
Phoenix, loss 5l50,0U0,assctts $2,(I3'J,1'J1,
Adriatic, loss $7,500, assetts ISU.ouo: Niag
ara loss :J0O,00U, assetts $1,000,000; Liver
pool London and Olobo loss C00,000.
This company i eceived a dispatch from
Loudon to pay tho losses and draw on tho
Liverpool office (juoen s of Liverpool and
London, loss about $300,000; Hope, loss
about $50,000 ; American Central of St.
Louis, loss $15,000; Farmer's Mutual of
York, Pu., loss $5,000; Pennsylvania
Underwriters', loss $15,(X)0; American,
loss $300,000, astctts S1,'J50,00U
London Assurance loss $100,
000; Pennsylvania, loss $300,100, assets
$1,-50,000; Olobo. loss $15,000; Orient,
loss $150,000; National, loss $150,000. Ex
change, $15,000; --Etna of Now York,
$300,uou, Tradc'inen's, loss 5240,000, anots
$'t55,00o; St. Nicholas, loss $150,000; Na
tional, loss Sl'20,000, assets, S175,O0C; Lor
illard unimpaired. Koynl Liverpool und
WALL STREET, NEW YORK.
New York. Nov. II Wall street is
quieter and tho panic feeling dying out.
There has been but littlo business trans
acted to-day in the wool, hardware, leather,
und dry goods business. Assistunt Sec
rotary itichardson of the treasury depart
ment ij in consultation with leading
bankers nnd merchants regarding tho situ
ation. Secretary Boutwell has stopped
tho withdrawal trom banks of greenbacks
deposited sometime ago to relievo tho
market. (Sold moro quiet at 13J.
No REASON KOR A PANIC.
Wasiiioton, Nov. 11. Tho secretary
of thu treasury this morr.ing received a
dispatch from the president nf tbo .Mer
chants' bank of Boston, says thoro is no
rea-on for a panic, if banks stand Arm.
Tho loss is largo but it falls on persons
generally able to stand it. Another tele
gram to tho secretary dated New York
this morning, says the disposition to cre
ate h painic is abated and tho writer gra
tuitously suggests thero is no need for tho
eoretary to do anything financially. In
formation is ro.-oived that the t r en sury
has sustained no losses by tho Arc, funds
and books being uninjured.
New York, Nov. 11. It Is stated tho
only 'risurancu companies hero that have
suspended aro the International Heliel',
Corn Exchange, nnd Humboldt. Thu fol
lowing additional companies announced
lossos: Alps $34,000; Hume of Ohio $35,.
000; Oerrnan American $152,000; Ueb
hard $"J,250; National of Hartford $4"5,
000; Standard $300,000; United States
f 5,000; Market $00,000 ; Mechanics' and
Trader' $i!5,000; Pacillc sMfi.OO'i; Peo
ple's S5,000; Belief $50,000.
Chicago, Nov. 11. At u meeting of the
citizens board of trade this noon,
presided over by Mayor Medill, sLort
speeches of synipulhy and $100,000 wero
donated for the relief of Bo-loii Miflerers.
Kov. Robert Laird Collier, N. K. Fair
bank and Dr. V. Johnson, appointed a
commltteo to convey tho amount to thu
city, nnd will Mart with funds to-night.
N ew York, Nov. 11. The great calam
ity at Boston was tho topic of discussion
to-day throughout financiui and trade cir
cles. Many conservative underwriters
place tho lots ut $75,000,000 and insurance
at $50,000,000, of which fifteen or twenty
millions uro borno by llntlsh companies,
in which, since tho Chicago lire, muny
American companies have insured. The
knowledge ol tho'fact that the govern
ment lias already thrown all its powor
against tho panic caused by this enormous
loss has less efloct than many anticipated.
Vuluos of merchandise havo beon ad
vanced seven to twenty per cent. Boston
men uro already hero makinc selections
and accommodations for tents to bo put
up on Boston commons for tho
sale of goods. Tho condition ot
Boston Insurance companies is involved ln
much doubt, though thuso familiar with
their conservative policy beliuvo not all
succumb to tbo destruction of 11,000,000
pounds wool, a stock of tlvo million suits
clothing, and almost an cntiro supply of
woolens nnd clothing for eastern Canada
and tho northwest, caused an advance hero
of seven cents per pound in wool, while
heavy domestic woolens havo udvunccd to
over thirty conts por yard. Blankets,
flannels and shawls seek an advance of tun
per cont. Tho condition of Wall street
turns upon tho action of tho treusury de
partment, whoso programme is not yet de
cided upon. It is stated to-day, however,
that greenbacks deposited with b inks by
tho treasury early in October will bo al
lowed to remain for tho present.
NUMIIKR OK HOUSES LOST.
Boston, Nov. U. Tho number of
firms and business houses burned out is
930, numbor dwelling and lodging houses
sixty. A goneral visit to to Boston Insurance-
offices this morning, reveals tho fact
that thoy litvc boon hurly able to do any
thing to-day towards estimating and de
termining liituro steps, Tho tiro is now
confined to ruins, and no fears felt of now
outbreak. A largo numbor of steamers
continue to work, rollofs of firemen tak
New York, Nov, 11. Tho board of
aldurmon at a moeting toduy forbade the
eroction of Mansard roofs, unless of tiro
Boston, Nov. 11. The funds of tho sub-
treasury woro romovod from Exchanuoto-
.1.... A. 1 .1,1 .
uoy iu uiu uuoium uuusu. lillinnrn lma
plucod his coliseum at tho disposal of par
tios wanting u pluco to store goods. The
innor safo ot Froomon's bank, over which
thoro was considerable anxiety folt, has
boon oponed and tho contents found un
Harmed. Tho outer snfo foil from the
second story and broke a hole Inside and
depositors' trunks with tho valuables are
all destroyed, Tho vaults of other banks
witu tiieir contents nro alu. It is impos
sible to givo anything liko an accuarate
or approximate report of insurance as
Arms had no time lo look over their poll
i civs. At an informal lueellotr ol leading
Insurante officers to-day tho statement
was made that tho losses would bo nearly
paid lu full.
TKI.KOHAMS OK SYMPATHY.
At a tlieetlnu nf the cllinn' rnlli.f,,,.
.mltUa. to-day, Mayor Gaston read dli-
paicnes irom uov. Uearv, tho may
ors of Cincinnati. I!l,l,.u,, su I ...J.
Milwaukee, Datroit. Indfannpolls, ani
other cities, tendering their vmpiithy and
aid. A coniinittco of ladles has been
formed especially, to look aftur thousands
of sowing girls thrown out of employ
ment. Proportions nro being urged for
tho making of tiuw street lines in the burut
district, and also for tho building of mer
bants exchange building. A commiUsj
has been appointed to ask tho general gov
crrimcnt to purchase tho burned over lot
adjoining tho new post-office for enlarging
that bullying, and also to request Massa
chusetts senators nnd representatives in
congress to secure tho pasugo of an net of'
congress allowing same drawback on
building materia! as was allowed to Port
land and Chicago. Tho commltteo of
twonty citizens bus voted to request Gov.
Washeburn to call a special session oft he1
legislature to authorize tho city of Boston
to issue a sufficient amount of 7 per cent,
bonds lo aid the suflerers In rebuilding tbo
Tho city is In darkness to night, owlm;
to the dlrconnecting of main gas pipe from
the burit district. An efficient military
and police guard Is on duty.
All fears of the rekindling of tbo flumes
aro at an ond,
Tbo following insurance companies who
do business in Boston are perfectly
suivenianu auio lo meol all liabilities Hi
full: -Etna, Hope, and Market of Now
York, Triumnh of Cincinnati, and St.
Puulol St. Paul, Minnesota. Tho pub
lishing and printlm; of nowsnsncrs and all
othor necessary work is being dono to-
nignt oy lamp and candlo light.
THE INSURANCE COMPANIES INVOLVED.
New York. Nov. 11 Thn N. Y.
Times this a.m., publishes a list of insur
ance companies huvlni risks in Boston.
The aggregate of Now York companies is
$58,000,000, and those of other states $5,.
000,000 and foroitrn comDanles 20.000.
What amount of loss will fall on thosu
companies Is, of course, not yet known,
but tho Spectator, an insurance newsna-
per or Now York, says thu disaster to in
suring companies does not warrant giatt
Rtin-Mllfm-illllt Tltn niu(...l... .1.1..
boiicvcd to be In local companies and tno
"bhlcS"'" uniriuuieu among a very
largo numbor of offices. Tho malorltv
of N. Y. and other companies outside of
uusiou win fcitlKtantl tho shock, includ
ing tbe companies doing business in Bos
ton, in other states and those of that city.
Thero arc, says the Spectutor, 192 compa
nies atl'ected by tho flro, their combined
assets umounting to $157,220,150.
HARTKORD COMPANIES SA KB.
Hartcord, Conn., Nov. 10. There was
great excitement bore over tbo Boston
tiro in insurace circles. There was at first
gieat anxle.y felt, but whon officers ob
tained a correct report of the Are limits
and examined their books thoro was a
feeling of relief, as lo-ses were not so
great as had been anticipated.
Every company hero will go through in
safety, but many who woro depending
upon January dividends will suffer great
disappointment. The Connecticut com
paiiy loses the least and will pay every
dollar out of their surplus. The Nation
al's losses aro $1'J5,000 and its surplus
$110,000. ThoOriont loses $150,000 and
has a surplus of just about that amount.
Tho Plia'nix insurance company's poli
cies in tbo burnt district will not exceed
$500,000, and its net assets after deduct
ing all liabilities aro upwards of $1,400,
000. It is probable that the loss will be
much less than tho aggregato of policies,
as large stocks of goods woro removed.
Tho Hartford company probably losses
about $500,000 and lias :,600,000, and
will meet Its engagements promptly. Tho
total losses nf Hartford companies will
exceed but n tritlo two million dollars.
Thoy aro all safo
San Francmco, Nov. 11. The only
local insurance company directly involved
in tho Boston Are is thu Fireman's Fund,
Tho president of the company estimates
tho loss at $100,000. He savs ho will pay
Chicaoo, Nov. 11. Muvor Oaston, of
Boston, telegraphs to Mayor Medill. that
tho relief commltteo will greatfully ac
cept pecuniary assistance. The Chicago
council this evening requested tho rollof
and aid society to remit, immediately to
Boston, $100,000 of tho fund remaining
from this charity of tho world,
ENGINES STILL PLAYING ON TUB KIKE.
Boston, Nov. II, 12 m. Tho steam en
gines wero busy to-night playing on tho
debris nf tho great tiro and all streets
leadlni thereto aro strictly miarded. nl.
though tho city is dark and gloomy, thero
oeing no gas. i-argo crowds Hovered in
tho vicinity of tho ruins at a lato hour.
BUKIAL OF OEN. MEADE.
that by to-morrow the city will be' horse
less for working purposes. One "of the
street car Hoes hu taken off half its cart
to-day. The number of horses seen in the
street Is diminishing.
New Orleans, Nov. 11. Arrived:
Durfec, Mary Miller, Glasgow, Carrie
V. Kountz, Hollo Lee and Nick Lnnc
worth. New Orleans, Nov. II. Receipts of
flour 0,25-4 corn 4,532; oats C4; hay .485;
bran 100; pork 10O-, bacon 100; casks ba
corn 13; boxes bams 44; tierces Lard 318;
tierces lard 70J; kegs whiskey 182; cotton
3,482. Flour dull; good XXX $7 25;
choice $7 75; choice extra $90 60. Corn,
fair dornaniL yellow C8c; white 70c. Oats
41((113c. Hav, choice and scare $2527;
choice $2930. Bran, moderate demand
$1 07, Pork, selling to arrive at $20 50.
Bacon dull 7)13c; 1212)c. Hams
scarce KVgiOc. Cotton, modetatedemahd
183c. Sterling 22; sight 2 discount.
New York, Nov. 11' Mess pork quiet
$10. Lard quiet 8r; quotations nominal.
Whiskey Arm and nominal 9l97c.
New Vobk, Nov. 11, 12:25 p.m. Gold
13j; U.S. Cs '81 1438; do coupon! 16;
6-20sof 02 11,; do 04 11; do 06 112; do
G5, new issues 1414; do 07 14J7; do
08 coupons 14(a)16; 10-40 7,7J; 'do
coupons "K)8; currency Cs 12QI3); new
New York, Nov. 11, 12:15 p. in.
Flour dull. Wheat nulet. SI 46fotl 61:
red $1 57l C5; amber SI 681 78.
Corn quiet, U4J65c. OaU quiet, 42
47c. Receipts: Flour 20,000; wheat
245,000; corn 107,000; oats 46,000.
Chicago, Nov. 11, 12.46 p.m. Flour
quiet and nominal. Wheat steadier, $1 024
l 03 cash; fl O'.'l 02 November;
SI 02 j3 December. Corn steady, mod
erate demand, 30j31c cash; 30(o Novem
ber and December. Oats dull and easier,
20j20Jc cash; 21 Jc December, 22c Janu
ary, ityo dull and lowor, sales 61c. Bar
ley quiet and steady, No 2 6'J00c. Pro
visions quiet. Pork, sale 1,250 December
nominal; 1,400 new; 1,500 old spot.
Lard steady at "jc cash; 77c Decem
ber and January. S. P. Hams quiet and
nominal, 1 1 1 1 Jc spot; 9jlujc Novem
ber. Green meats nominally unchanged;
ham HJ8 jc; shoulder 3j4c; short rib
00jc. Present delivery, nam Br No
veinbor e8jc; old dry salted dull and
nominal; shoulder 4M4lr, short rib
88c. hiskoy quiet, offered at 90c.
Cincinnati, Nov. 11. The Boston fire
is the absorbing theme on 'chance. Little
disposition to operate. Flour dull, $7(3)
7 75. Wheat dull, $1 48 1 65. Corn
dull, old 42c; new 88c. Oats dull, 27
33c. Cotton" nominal, middling 18c.
Whiskoy Arm, 91c. Mess pork
nominal $14 60; bulk meat steady,
shoulders 4fo-. clear rib 7jc; clear 7fc; new
bacon steady; old shoulders 6c; clear rib
10)c; clear 'lie. Hogs dull $4 15 4 35;
receipts 4,035. Lard in fair demand,
steam 7)7)c; kettle 7.
Sr. Louis, Nov. 11. Flour dull.
Wheat dull. Very little doing. Cora
33c. Oats dull, 25Jc. Kye and barley un
changed. Whiskey no sales. Pork steady,
SIC; bacon dry salt only small order trade;
green hams from block 7Jc seller Decern,
her and January. Lard unchanged.
VUNKHAL OK HEN. MEADE.
Philadelphia, Nov. 11. Business
was almost entirely susponded to-day and
tho city woro a holiday appearance.
Flags ware ovorywhero draped In mourn
ing, acd oven buildings out of respect to
tho memory of Gen. Meade. Tho routo
over which tho funeral cortegu moved
was filled with peoplu early this morning.
Tho body of tho deceased was removed
from tho house to St. Mark's church.
Long beforo half-past ton, tho time fixed
for tho sorvices, the church
was packed. Tho officiating clergy
men wero llov. Huflman, Hector Bishop
O'Dcnheimer and Bishop Whipple. The
procession co.nmencod moving about
half-past olovon o'clock wnd took nearly
an hour to pass a given point. Tho
national stato and city officials vied with
privato citizens to honor tho dead. The
coffin wits carried on a gun carringo drawn
by six horses and followed by a homo with
saddle in which were vacant boots re
versed. Geu. Grant in citizen's dress
rodo in an open carrago accompanied by
Georgo H. Stewart and other gentlemen.
Gen. Sherman, Sheridaa and other army
officials appeared in full universe. Tho
proces'lo" was a very Imposing affair.
Cincinnati, Nov. h. Eptsootlc casts
ara Increasing every hour. It Is aspects!
NATIONAL ASSEMBLY. '
Paris,. Nov. 1 1. The adjourned session
of tlie National assembly was opened at
Versailles at' 2:30 p.m. The' attendance
was unusally full, nearly all the numbers
seats being occupied, Shortly after open
ing. President Thiers entered "the cham
ber, and was received- with cheers.
Cincinnati, Nov. 11. Kiver 16 feet
and rising. Departed : Juniata for Pitts
St. Louis, Nov. 11. Arrived: Garrett
and Hobbs, Ohio river; Bismarck and
City of Quincy, New Orleans; -BertxasHf
and Northwestern, Keokuk; Far Wasy
upper Missouri. Departed : Clinton,
Keokuk; St. Joseph, Memphis; Thomp
son Doan and Babbagc, Cairo. Kiver fall,
log slowly. Weather cloudy and warm,
Memphis, Nov. 11. The weather clear
and pleasant, river rising. Arrived:
Nashville Evansville, St. Mary's. CiiW
nail. Depaoted: Bee and barges, New
Orleans ; Strader, Siurr McDonald and
Grand Tower, St. Louis; Anna, Cincin
Evanivillb. Ind- Nov. 11. Weather
cloudy, cold and damp. The river has
fallen 10 Inches, rort list down : Kvan
villo, 10 p.m.; Comet and barges, 11 p.m.;
Jtalllo Jtaaon, r a.m.; Shannon, 8 a-m. ;
Wild Duck and barees, I p.m.: B. II.
Hurt, 4 p m.; Arkansas Belle 5 p. m.
Up, John Means and barges; W. tl.
Brown 10 a.m.; Clipper and barges 4 sun.;
Kddyville 6 a.m.; Mary Anient & a.m.
Business is dull.
Pittshuko, Nov. 11. Monongrahsla 4
feet 11 inches, receding slowly. Weather
has been warm and cloudy .during
tho day and evening, light rain hegas.
falling, with favorable indications of its
continuance. Catrie Brooks depart
Vicksiiurii, Nov. 11. Down: John
Kyle. Up: Belle Le and Capital City.
Weather cloudy and cool. River falling.
LIME! CEMKNT I
CAPE GIRARDEAU AND ILLlNO-
t Commercial-av., Foot of Eleventh -K
Best quality of Lima and Cement alI t
ways on hand, and for sal at the
venr lowest flgure for cash.
DANIEL LAMPERT, r
FOK LAV1KS, MEN AND CHILDREN,
KKiHTit St., Ut. Com, A Wash.,
Has just opened a new and stylish estab
lishment, fully up to the times, and Invite
old customers and new. ladies, ehildrea-aad
to favor him with .their patronage.
7AU worn done tu the latest Htyi.
IDLE WILD MILLS
Corner Twenty-second street and Okie
SUPERIOR STEAM DRIED CORK
Always on band, and st the lowest starts
price, Also a good article af
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