Fire in Nshville

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Fire in Nshville - DWAvioiTS 00 S r'LAt.UATIO.Y. from Uie 'sill...
DWAvioiTS 00 S r'LAt.UATIO.Y. from Uie 'sill P.lrlot, Extra, of the 1 lib imt.J By far l) most rfUastn.u euliflau;! uliun that lin eva visited Nashville, occurred ye-terdav niorln, between two an J I lire o'clock. Til tire originated in the basement of the Inn. above the oven in the kitchen, aulittl to far progressed when dis . covered an.klie alnitu civeu, uo human ef-forta could ive arrested it. A very .Ijoi.g Wind wl.itlav.ia blowing from alio North, lr. il,. H . ..... rnm.ilv throuuli the house. the inmate fcrely haviu- tiase to lake tlmir , escape, an.liti a few iimmeut the whole buiMini: wufu a Uur.e. Tlie atmosphere was fille.1 with (lilting Huke of lire, which were driven over lie square, ami over the South-ro portion of the city down to P.road street " T maa-ial ,f tlll,l. fl II L' OB fell 111)011 tllA birKV " "I '" roof of the CJiurt House, and It was not long before that Uiihlintr. wan pouting tip columns of fierce li.iini, contributing it thousands to the myriad sgarks which poured over the city like a nhowei.if lire from heaven. Tlie spec, tacle presentijl hy the two burnim; LtuiKlinA. an.l the flyiuji parks, wus feiuTtilly sublime. Since the ntinnrable meteoric shower of 1832, we hnve con nothing so grand, mid yet io i t inspiring. It seemed that the city was doomed, ml f.'W expected the lire to ease until ail I lie lio'use that Iny between tfhuamtnea m.. 11..-.l Elfaul ,'..t-n liiitiiiil Before the Court House wuv'iore than half . . . . .1 Durnt ine lure ware nouses ou me corner in Market stre-.-t find the square, and on Market treet, belonging to II. it B. Douglas, and oe cupied by Hugh Douglas, also took fire, aud in succession the 'lores of IL G. Scovil, druggist, Strickler t Ellis and Oardner, Shepherd . Pa ,. flm trtiinl'a fclltU'Mtl till .tune ftite. tiie lofty brick vail of Morgan A Cut store checking the further progress of the fire in that, direction, Mr l'ougLia lost nearly all of the large slock of Dry Goods, tc., he had ill store, but we are plowed to slate that his . bonks and papers, of half nullum lu valuo, were nil saved. The buildings lie occupied Were owned jointly by himself aud his broth- ' er It. Douglas. The Jms.on wall of Kvt.iis ek Co's beiiiuil'iil store east of the Inn, put a tup lu the march of the flames on that side. The I'enr part of their More, iu whieh nre the sleeping upartuiviits of the clerks, was iu much danger, and was considerably dama ged. The Market House frequently caught from spurka, as was also the ease wilii u number of stores ou the south side of the square, but persons upon the' tups' of them, with buckets of water, and by other means, kept the lire from taking, serious hold upon them. The Nashville Inn building wnsowucd by the Messrs. Kvaria niicW. H Lllistnti. Tho furniture, tku.. . belonged to 8. J. Carter. The conioul.s of the building were all burnt. Mr. Carter's lauiily, nnd till who were stopping at the -Inn, got out anfely, but with only such clothing as they could, in their husle jiut on. Govv Johnson was ammiirst tho hoarders. lie hail the day bul'ors made preparations for trip konio.niiil when ha laid down ut night, uluced neiii' 81.2r-v tiudci' his pillow. Arous ed by tho ruui'.uf llie lUincs, he made his way . out of his room to ascertain llie oxtent ol ms danger, when hu was met by a lady who np jieulcd t.o him for help. There was no time to lose, the smoke was almost slillinir, aud the lire pressing..- He gallantly went to her aid. aud succeeded iu escorting her to a place of safety. The result was a loss of his money , and WHinlrobe. . He was also compelled to 'lay by" yesterday, facetiously remarking tluil hu "wus worse tlrapjied than he had been for twenty years." ' V'o maku our luminary of the total losses as follows : .,'.'- : Douglas Co.; 1 . $175,000 Court House, 811,000 " Gardner, Shepherd Jt Co., 10,000 Strickler, Kilts 4 Co., . 6,000 H. Kwing. - - . .8,000 AT. It. KUistnn, ; 8,00(1 II, U. Suovil, : 2.1,001) lOiliBlon A Kvaus, (Inn) 10,000 S.. A Curler, 10,000 Giie.Us at tliQ Iun, - 6,000 llollius it Co, , 2,600 livmw Co., . . . . 1,600 . , . . $85,000 According to the best Information we have been able iu obtain, the following are the. losses of the various Insurance Ollices : l'hilailelphia, Omcos, Douglas 4 Co., fSO.OOO Vow York- ' - . 10,000 .Memphis ' " " ' . 10,000 litnfl, Hartford ' " ' " 10,000 . -do-- do'- other losses, 10,000 Tennessee Fire alid Marine, Nashville, 25,000 Commercial, Nashville, 13,000 United l'iieiucn'a " ' ". 10..VH) rrotcction " , 2,000 of Fill-iior. Vice the tirst candidate of for two that he bell, blin. , , ing. unanimously We of of at people. the

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  1. The Athens Post,
  2. 18 Apr 1856, Fri,
  3. Page 4

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