Armstrong and Crozier

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Armstrong and Crozier - Disastbocs Fins. At aUut half pant ten o'clock,...
Disastbocs Fins. At aUut half pant ten o'clock, last night, the interiur of the three Blory building on Water street, eztendinir buck to Front street, occupied ty Campbell and Chem, as a tack, nail ar.J hra-l hra-l hra-l warehouse, aad by Edwards Morris end Co., of the Excel nior N'oreity Works, was discorerej to be io tames. The engines were o.ta upon the spot, bat not before tee Sre had taken so firm a hold, that it was impossible to ,iisl.lee it, the more especially u the store rooms were so I. mi; that the water from the engines at etch end. could wot reach Is tbe middle. Verj little- little- tf the stock which was etceedinely sshist.le, win save! Tke dame rapidly si re i.l to the tiro eery and Commi"iuon Warehouse ot Jacob For. ytb, Jr., below, cootain'iDg a larpe slr-k slr-k slr-k of goods, which, together with the I. oil. line were entirety consumed. The last building in the Mock, occupied by John Irwin and eons as a rjpe and cord. Warehouse, then took fire, hut u t before a cm - iderabir portion of the stock hid been saved. As thin house contained one hnudrr J and tlfty tons or hemp, the timet ra.hed through it silh frightful rapidity, and being ensnned by the windows in the rear, an I by ihe gra.rl r....f above, burst through the trout doors and wio-aowa, wio-aowa, wio-aowa, earryiog them, toewher with vr...o ar ticles from the ia-mlr-, ia-mlr-, ia-mlr-, ia-mlr-, ia-mlr-, into Ihe street, with a noise as if case i by an explosion .i"ii,iup.,., r. Tae crowd in (root fi.rtuDstrlv -wilt. -wilt. re. I at the first alarm, and no one was injured. Thee three haitdiogs, with the greatest portion portion of their contents, were entirety consume.!. They were covered with grarei roots, and were believed to b-tve b-tve b-tve been ore proot' All three belonged to Jlr. John Irwin, who BA we andcrstand. an insurinc- insurinc- of tcu thousand thousand dollars on them. His ai.xk was likewise insured an ataount which will probably ,:,jv-er ,:,jv-er ,:,jv-er the loss. Th stock of Messrs. Campbell and I hftM, or Messrs. Eiwirls, Morns. Co , aupof Ja.oh Forsyte, Forsyte, Jr., w -re -re all insured, thouch wo are unable unable to aay whether the amount is surB-ient surB-ient surB-ient to eorer tke toss. The North Ame.ican and Wcs-eTn Wcs-eTn Wcs-eTn Insurance Compmie are sufferers, as are, in fact, nearly all our Insurance offices- offices- As we write, the building is occupied as tiie lu.tr 1 States Custom House and Pension Agency is on fire, bit all the books and other docnmcoLs hive beaa saved. The Eelief Fire engine broke d.iwn wails the Company were taking her to the tire. The Vigilant engine was likewise disabial at the fire, one of its axles breaking. Unr res-lers res-lers res-lers will remember that a block or buildings, occupying this sbim te, was horned down, two years ago, when the lamented William Hays waa killed in endeivoriug to save property, property, aad Mr. James Ledlie was severely injured. P. S- S- Sinee the above was written, the Sre the Custom House has besn extinguished. The books are supposed to be slightly dsmazed by water. The stock of Woo-Is Woo-Is Woo-Is & Son, Commission Merchants Merchants in the building above theCostcm House, are considerably injured by water, as were i those of Armstrong & Crozier, by being removed removed in the excitement, as it was feared the Sre weald extend to them. Tbe total loss will, it is believed, execed fifty thousand dollars, thongh the precise amoant canaot he ascertained until taw morning.

Clipped from The Pittsburgh Gazette21 Feb 1852, SatPage 3

The Pittsburgh Gazette (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)21 Feb 1852, SatPage 3
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