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TTp ft 11 lHftil YOL. II O. 114. BOSTON, MONDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 11, 1872. PRICE FOUR CENTS.

wagons, carriages, hacks and even wheelbarrows. NOTICES. street, cannot be described except by stating that LADIES' GOODS. match for the destroyer, and here again his proud AMUSEMENTS. MONDAY MORNING.

NOVEMBER 11. every thing within that area is consumed. Broad Street. The burnt district on Broad street extends from the foot of Summer street, beginning with the Boston, Hartford and Erie Railroad depot, and reaching on both sides of the street as far aa Preseott and Chapin's coal wharf, which is entirely destroyed. The wharf immediately north of this used for the same purpose by Batchelder Brothers, was kept uninjured, mainly through the good service performed bytng boat Lewis Oeborn, which lay off in the water and prevented the flames from extending in a northeasterly direction.

Yesterday, all along on the water side of Broad street huge mounds of coal were burning, producing a dense, black smoke, which completely filled the street. The tracks of the Union Freight railway were torn and bulged up, caused no doubt by the intense heat. Everything connected with the depot of the Boston, Hartford and Erie railroad was destroyed, even the freight cars standing on the tracks, so that not a wall or timber arose above the ground more than half a dosen inches. Oliver Street. Oliver street, on the east side, was but slightly injured, but on the west, from Sturgis to Broad, was entirely destroyed.

On the west side were piled up immense quantities of wool in bales, cases of boots and shoes, bales of leather, and various other kinds of merchandise. Hamilton and Storgls Streets. Hamilton street seems to have escaped entirely, and such waa also the case with Sturgis from Broad to Oliver, but from the latter point Pearl street, everything waa destroyed. Purchase Street. From Broad to Oliver, Purchase street waa uninjured, but beyond that, reaching to Pearl, no vestige was left but piles of misshapen stone and brick.

The Sailors Home, corner of Oliver and Purchase streets, remained safely perched on its lofty eminence. Yesterday afternoon, large quantities of household furniture were deposited on the vacant land opposite the Sailors' Home, but the greater part of it was removed before evening. High Street. The same must be said of High street as of many others, every building being burned to the ground. South Street.

South street escaped injury further than the destruction of three houses near the corner of Summer street. Lincoln Street. At tbe head of Lincoln street two houses on each side were consumed. Bedford Street. Bedford street from Lincoln to Columbia is in ruins, but beyond the latter there has been no injury dune.

Kingston Street. In Kingston street, two bouses on the east side are entirely ruined, also one in the same condition on the wei-t side, in addition to another partially destroyed. Chaaney Street. In Chauncy street, the huldingof Forbes, Richards on the west side, is partly consumed, and a block on the east side entirely. Pearl Street.

All the magnificent stone buUdings on Pearl street, throughout its entire length from Milk to Broad streets, are now but unsightly, misshapen heaps of ruins. Water Street. The fire came no further up Water street than the new post-office building on one ride and tbe building of the Borton Poet newspaper ou the other. These two structures remain intact. The post-office building may be likened to a rocky promontory projecting Into the sea of flame, beyond which the -billows of fire raged triumphant, but against which they lashed in vain.

Even the wooden staging upon the unfinished Mansard roof of tbe lofty structure stands almoet un scathed. Here and there a nickering tongue of flame caught upon it. but was promptly extinguished by a slight dash of water. The building of the Port newspa per was so completely exempt that composition and press-work was carried on as usual there last even ing. Below these two conspicuous buildings, Water street as far as Liberty square is a complete ruin on both sides.

Nothing is visible but material which is absolutely incombustible. The front walls of the stores have generally fallen outward, and passage down tbe street can only be effected by careful footsteps, over blocks of granite and heaps of bricks lying in all positions except that most favorable for the sole of the pedestrian. The office of the Post is No. and the next thing on that side of Water street which has anything of a perpendicular aspect, is the rear wall of No. 50.

On both sides of this the rear walls, as well as the front ones, are down, leaving substantially an open space from No. 30 to Liberty square and extending back to the rear of Cochran's wine store, which fronts on Congress square, to the side wall of E. J. Andrews' wine store, which fronts on Congress street to the new granite building called Congress building, and to the front walls of buildings on Lindall street. Of this area, fronting southwardly on Water street and eastwardly on Kilby, the facade walls are all down, except those of the Revere Copper Company's store, No.

47. The right-hand side of Water street, going down, is also a heap of fallen ruins, clear back to Milk street and as far down as Kilby street. On Kilby street, between Liberty square and Milk street, no front wall is standing on either side of Kilby, but on the corner of Water and Kilby a unique monument is left rising, in perpendicular melancholy, to tbe height of the eaves, and measuring in breadth about six feet on Kilby and six on Water street. The corner poet bears the lettering, J. Porter Burbank's varnishes," and the column seems to indicate that the business remains of that firm there repose, and, it may doubtless be added, in the full hope of an early resurrection.

Liberty Square. Standing in Liberty square, and looking southeast, things retain their former general aspect. The buildings fronting north on Liberty square and east on Batierymareh street, present their facades to the eye as heretofore, while their interior toward Milk and Kilby streets is clean gone. This wall, fronting as above named, then marks the extreme limit of the conflagration at this point. The Liberty square fiant may be more definitely fixed in mind by some if it be added that the prominent signs on the front are "Glenden Iron Company," W.

B. Lang," "Automatic Gas Company." The old building with a steep sloping roof and red brick front walls, bearing the signs of Small, Wetherell Boston Drug Mills.and untouched, and good as new, and the same is true of the lofty granite building extending from the above-named on the east side of Batterymarch street to Milk street, Any other view of Liberty square than that thus indicated gapes with ruin. Tbe flames got across the square and struck the buildings on the lower port of Water street, but extended no further on Water than No. 104, occupied by D. Curry, oil dealer.

This building escaped fire, though considerably damaged by water and the manipulations of the axemen. The block with a carved frontage, occupied by George Upton, glue manufacturer, and others, is burnt out, and the front walls have fallen into the street. From No. 36, a printing office, to Central street, the front walls are intact, and the building at the corner of Kilby and Central street is standing in tolerable preservation, and may be repaired. This block, occupied by Upton and others, is the only building on the seaward side of Liberty square which was destroyed by fire, and this marks the extreme northeasterly point which Uie conflagration reached.

Kilby Street. The condition of this street has been indicated in part in connection with what is above written. From a Liberty square point of view, looking west, nothing is left but tbe front walls of No. 36, printers, and No. 47, Revere Copper Company.

The express office building at tbe corner of Kilby and Water is flat, Dodge, Gilbert building is ditto, and both corners of Kilby and Lindall streets have nothing to show but piles of brick and atone. Indeed the northerly corner, occupied by W. V. Hutcbina and W. H.

Vincent, insurance agents, lu the lower story, and by other parties in the upper stories, baa hardly this to show upon its site, for it was here that one of the successful powder explosions was made, which flung the entire walls of the building into the street. Huge blocks of granite lie across Kilby street at this point, and down Central as far as Nos. 13 aud 11 every pane of glass in every window was shivered into fragments by tbe force of the explosion. Next to. tbe insurance agency building the walls are still standing, and tbe partly burned and dislocated timbers show that energy and peisistency of tbe hremen here proved" more than a The sidewalks of the streets adjacent to the fire were heaped np with bedding, desks, furniture, boxes and gooas oi every description.

The "birds of prey," who fatten on the ealamities of their fellows, hovered about, eager to pilfer upon any opportunity that offered. They skulked in the shadows of the houses, watching with greedy eyes for a chance to gratify their rapacity. Well-dressed gentlemen were hustled by them with a view to watches and pocket-books. They erouched in dark niches, ready to dart forth and pounce upon any neglected trifle. They leered I horriby in the faces of timid women, and uttered coarse jests in their hearing.

Their brutal faces, low brows, small, snaky eyes, narrow lips and heavy jaws showed them to be the bntchings of nature's handiwork, and these distinctive and repulsive features were seen in distressing numbers in every direction. They grew so bold at last that the military were called in to keep them in check, and as the steady tramp of the soldiers was heard through the din, and their swords and bayonets reflected back the fire in cold and fitful flashes, this scum crept away to the dark holes from which they emerged, and gradually disappeared from the scene. All this time the flames continued to enfold and swallow up everything in their way, rolling forward and dashing against fresh food for their wrath, as the surf beats up against the stranded vessel until it engulphs her in its maw. The firemen seemed composed. They worked incessantly and with the most touching earn estness, but they were baffled completely, and were driven back step by step by the fire they sought to conquer.

At length it was proposed to try the effect of powder in staying the progress of the flames. A train was laid the crowd was urged backward by the police to a position of safety. Some turned pale and fled, while others obstinately held their ground until they were compelled to retreat by main force. Then there was a moment or two of deathly silence, such as precedes a storm then there is a low rumble, a trembling of the air, a lurid flash, and then the notes of thunder, accompanied by a deafening crash, a smothered shriek of alarm and a series of dull thuds in rapid succession aa the heavy beams and blocks of stone struck the ground. The air is obscured by a thick cloud and tainted by a sickening odor.

There is a momentary hope that the flames are stayed, but they break forth again in all their fury, apparently stimulated to fresh rage by the efforts made to thwart them. And these scenes are enacted over and over again with but little variation through the weary night, under the quiet sky and bright stars, tin the faint gray of dawn imperceptibly creepe and swells into the broad glare of day, to And the swaying crowd, the battling firemen, the lapping flames, the boarse cries of men, the sharp shrieks of engines, the wild confusion and the frightful havoc still at work, and a thick, blood-red cloud hovering over the city and filling the hearts of all with an ominous and indefinable mixture of terror and sad- Origin of the Fire and Its Course. The origin of this fearful calamity that has fallen thus heavily upon us was of so apparently trifling a nature that it is hardly even now, with a full knowledge of the fact strong within ns, to fully realize that results so awful in their magnitude could have arisen from so simple a beginning. The fire broke out in the large granite block on the southeast corner of Summer and Kingston streets, and was first discovered about a quarter-past seven o'clock on Saturday evening. It began in the lower story, and probably caught from the engine.

When the firemen arrived the flames had crept up to the fourth story, and the building being surmounted by a Mansard roof, the fire soon sped upward and enveloped the woodwork. In a short time the whole building was in flames, and the adjoining blocks on Summer and Kingston streets, the buildings on the opposite corner of Summer and Kingston streets, and also the blocks nn the corner of Summer and Otis streets were almost completely enveloped. The building in which the fire originated was the first to fall, and soon after the block on the corner of Summer street and Otis place gave way. The flames ran rapidly np Sum mer street, pausing on the south side at Chaunry street, but on the other side, gaining force with every moment, it soon cleared the block between Otis and Arch, down which the flames poured as in a wind-fanned funnel, reaching Franklin square, some time before its course on Summer had swept to Hawley. From Arch street on Summer, the conflagration also moved through Devonshire, Federal, Purchase and Broad streets, with even greater rapidity than it did in the other direction, the buildings in Hs course being older, more inflammable and even closer together.

As the buildings burned down Summer street each street opening Into it became at once a funnel, through which the fire poured. Otis, Devonshire, Federal, High, Purchase and Broad became one after the other sheets of flame, which, leaping and licking from one side to the other, generally catching at the roofs, went roaring and cracking along the streets, wrapping block after block in flame. If, then, one will follow a map of that portion of our city, it will be easily seen why it was the conflagration assumed such tremendous proortkns. While the fire rushed down Summer to Broad, in a southeasterly direction, the main body of the fire swept through Arch into Franklin street, where, from the configuration of the ground plan, it acquired new force, as the fire which was then coming up Otis and Devonshire streets added force to its own movement, creating from each opening a motion which was almost a tornado, thus fanning the flames in Franklin street with the force of a hurricane. From this point the 'fire seemed to spread like a fan, the central part of which was still Devonshire street to the new post-office building.

Here the flames were checked for a time, and from that point it again spread out down Milk into Congress, Bath, Kilby and the adjacent streets. In the meanwhile Snmmer street bad been swept to Broad street, while in its turn that was destroyed toOliver, as the tire gained, passing up each street leading into the uunel, whose culminating portion was in the business blocks in and around the new post-office structure. Summer Street. Summer street, beginning at Broad and extending towards Washington, presents a desolate appearance. On the entire north side there is but one house standing, that being at the corner of Washington and occupied in the lower story by Andrew C.

Madge. The walls of Trinity Church still stand, lookiag bare and grim enough, but everything perishable is seen only in the form of ashes. On the south side, the progress of the flames was stopped at Chauncy street, and even below that point there are two or three buildings still remaining. Yesterday afternoon, members of Company Ninth regiment, were guarding the ruins of the Freeman's National Bunk, No. 109, as the vault in falling had been buret in, and the contents were somewhat exposed.

injury has been done on the south side, above Chauncy street. Franklin Street. Of Franklin itreet little can be said, except that of the magnificent buildings, by which, forty-eight hours ago, it was bordered, nothing now remains but bnge piles of cracked aud powdered stone and brick which cumber the street, making passage through extremely difficult, if not actually impossible. Not one of the many imjiosing edifices which were Boston's pride, the Cathedral building, Donahoc's block and others, now remains. Milk Street.

Cm the northerly corner of Milk and Washington streets still stands the Old South Church, fortunate in its partial prcseryation iroin the destruction from which it so narrowly escaped. On the north side of Milk street the Are extended to Batterymarch.and on the south from the store of Bray Hayes, number 145, up to within three buildings of Washington, and even these have standing nothing but the bare walls. Hawley Street. Hawley street, like many others, is in such a condition as to be unrecognizable, every house, without exception, being down. Wasblnirton Street.

All the injury done on Washington street was between Summer and Milk, and almost entirely on the east side. All the buUdings within these limit were wholly destroyed except the three next Milk street, the front, however, of thatoccupied by Macul-lar, Williams Parker being almost unchanged. On the west side, no damage was done beyond the cracking of glass and scorching of woodwork, caused by the intense beat. Arch Street. Arch street, which runs from Summer to Franklin, being situated where the flames were fiercest, eon-tains to-day not a single structure having the faintest resemblance to a house.

v'-3 WInthrop Square and Its Tlcinlty. Winthrop square aud its vicinity, including Otis waves were stayed." No. 25, on the same aide, is badly damaged by water, and the rear of tbe roof somewhat burned. No. 23, the next building toward State street, occupied by G.

White Williams, saddlery hardware dealer, is somewhat drenched by water, but bis goods were well covered by rubber cloths, so that he opens business in this line this morning with but little competition, nearly an stores doing business in that line having been destroyed. The chief indication of damage in this store is a large aperture in the roof of the rear part, caused by a stone, weighing about a hundred pounds, which waa thrown up in tbe explosion of the insurance agency. Above this point en Kilby street tbe buildings present their usual appearance on both sides, exeept here and there a pane of glass minus. State Street. Soon after midnight it became evident to the sagacious ones that the real objective point of the fire fiend was the bank vault of State street.

To revel there among the greenbacks and bullion were for him delight indeed. The fire department, jagged and weary as they were, took un the gauntlet with the spirit of Leonidas, and the result is that not a front on State street is scorched, and tbe only building on that street which the fire got at in the rear was tbe post-office, the back entrance of which was from Lindall street. The latter street, as already indicated in referring to Water and Kilby streets, was pretty thoroughly demolished on the southeasterly side. The other aide fared abont the same. The post-office building waa burned into nearly half way from tbe rear, but the front was successfully defended, and not -even the glass of the letter boxes nearest State street was fractured.

Tbe whole Merchants Exchange building waa flooded with water, which poured like a cataract down the bread stairway into State street. Every hydrant in the vicinity was made available to defend Una "key of tbe situation," and lines of hose were carried to the same point through buildings on Kilby street and others on Congress street. The Congress street entrance remains aa it was, except some panes of glass disappeared during tbe operations of the firemen. It was in furtherance of tbo determination that the fire should not reach State street, that several buildings on Congress and Water streets, besides that men tioned on Kilby street, were demolished by gunpowder. Congress Street.

That part of Congress street nearest State street remains intact. The first building on the left going from State street, seriously injured, is J. Cottle's grocery store. Here tbe Umber work is in good part left, showing the efficient labor of the firemen. Next to this comes the new marble-front building called Congress block.

Tbe facade of this stands, exeept a portion of the coving nearest Lindall street, which has fallen. The interior is burned out. The next building beyond was blown up with powder, a was Learned' eating-house building on Con gress street, opposite. Beyond tbe site of these two to Water street is a mass of fallen ruins. On tbe right hand side of Congress, the first building burned out is No.

25, occupied by E. J. Andrews, wine merchant. No. 21, next door north, a dining room, is not badly injured, and maybe repaired at moderate expense.

This marks the northern limit of tbe fire on the west of Congress street. In Congress square everything is secure, except tbe Learned Co. building, S. Q. Corhrane's wine store being the final limit of the fire, and this being successfully defended.

Federal Street. Federal street is entirely destroyed on both sides, from the Boston, Hartford and Erie depot to Milk street. Devonshire Street. Tbe burnt portion of Devonshire extends from Summer street, including both sides, to Milk street. BUILDINGS BURNED.

Owners, Uceapanta and Values. Below is an accurate record of the buildings burned with their values, as estimated by the city assessors on tbe first of October. In all cases the names of the parties owning tbe buildings are stated first: Summer Street. 63-87 Leman KIous: Tebbettn, Baldwin Davis, dry goods; Damon, Temple small wares: At exander K. Young hoop skirts 75,000 26,000 26,009 60,009 50,000 50,000 50,000 70,009 70,000 70,000 21,000 20,000 20,000 23,000 60,0) 70,000 100,000 80,000 20,000 30,000 25,000 69-91 93-93 97-101 103 106-107 109-111 55-67 '59-63 65-69 71-73 75-77 79-81 39-41 43-45 47- 49 12-14 48- 50 46 42-44 John C.

Haynes: Sawyer, Mansfield dry goods; Leland, Wheelock furnishing goods Rhodes Ripley: Eager, Bartlett woollens; O. B. North Son, bats and H. Hollis Hunnewell, trustee: Farley, Amsden dry goods; Rhodes, Ripley clothing; Mi not, Hooper A Co, commission It. H.

Stearns: Sanderson; Foster hats. Faxon Beard, Moulton Wm. Faxon and James C. HardVj Mayhew dry goods New England Lithographic Company Hewes Monks, trustees Mitchell, Green Stevens, dry goods. Trustees of Sears estate win, Wise Fuller, importers; Wyman Ac Arkley, linens; Stecker Broa, strap manufacturers Henry il Peters S.

Klons bats and caps Jordan, Clark A clothing Jacob Sleeper: Stiles, Beal Homer, clothing; Morse, Hammond small wares Charlette A. Johnson A. Folsom Sons, oil carpeting. Pamelia Carney Smith, Richard- son Corsen, clothing; George M. Glazier, small wares.

James Leeds Martin Walko furs Alfred C. Hersey; George W. Carues Sc Co clothing; w. N. Ladd woollens George H.

Kubn: Forbes, Richard- -son small wares. John U. George K. Thorndike: J. Love joy Sons.carpets Clark, nyropion crockery Trinity Church Charlotte K.

WalcoU: E. F. Messenger dry goods; George H. Lane, Brett clothing. William Foster's heirs: Egerton eating house; Nicholson Adams, hair; Lee, Tweedy dry goods.

Walter Baker's heirs Lewis, Brown small wares Seavey, Foster Bowman, sewing silk Ma-reau commission; Kettle Jones, commission; Frederick lea son. printer J. Ingersotl Bowditch: rrimmines: Porter Bros. commitiKHion W. P.

Masou estate: McDowell 38-40 34-36 Aanms, grocers Springer trimmings; Grover fc Baker, sewing machine company; Hecht fancy goods; William J. Scboiield, printer; William B. Fowle, coal agent; Bamum Wight, furs; Clapp, Evans rubber goods 120,000 Charles O. Rogers' heirs: Weil Bros. Dreyfus, furnishing goods; Phillips, Shumaun clothing 55,000 William Gray: Davis Frost, enra-mission Cushing, Young commission Carmi E.

King trimmings 100,000 Leman Klous: P. L. Solomon Sons, apholsterecs; Prager, Bock 47,000 Foster Waterman, lessee: Brown, Dutton small wares; Wheelwright, Anderson commission- 45.000 Faxon Brainard, Davy shirts Wardine Bros. 58-60 52-56 80-82 74-78 68-72 and 24-25 Otis St commission; Bowen, Morse furnishing goods; Herman St Lauterbacb, cuffs; H. A.

Jeneks fancy goods Conant hoop-skirts; Mafflyn, Mullen Elms, tailors' goods; Farr, Hatch furuishiug goods; Greene Bros, ft dry goods 110,000 Thomas Montgomery's heirs: Bay-ley, dwelling 2,000 Leonard Ware Dan Cougblan, dwelling Leonard Ware: George E. Boyden, dwelling 2,500 Gilford White: Fairfield, dwelling. 3,000 Isaac Rich's heirs: D. B. Stedman crockery 41,000 Bben B.

Phillips: Rising, Thorn son Co. bootsand shoes; Ames Coburn, do. Joseph Vaughn do. J. C.

Currier 40.010 Eben B. Phillips: F. S. Hill boots and shoes; Whitman, Whit- comb George D. Vaughn Dunham Whitney, do 23 000 James Hyndman: C.

W. Thurston, boots and shoes; Houghton ft. Bailey, Driver Bros. Winch, D. B.

Brooks Continued on Eighth Page. 144 142 14 136-138 134-136 138 128-132 122-124 116-118 MUSEUM jlCIING MANAGER. R. M. FIELD.

THE YAMOC8 SENSATION. Every Evening at 7K. and Wed. and Sat. Afternoons at 2i.

yy UNTIL FURTHER ARTICLE 47 TT (i LOBE. MAHThVr CHENEY naer. MB. W. R.

FLOYD 1, tr Door, open at 1.30 andJLOverture at i and 7.30 P.M. A MOST ATTRACTIVE PROGRAM-. ElPUy and involving 1T etrPTll fth "wiU pBenied the T.ouisxi. wnsxt XI C. W.

COCLDOCK Sng whih'e mutiny Raymond Specialty of the MGGORT J- T' KATMOND THURSDAY EVEN I The Willow Copee. popular pru-cp THEATRE. TjOSTUJN MKT JTb. BOOTH LESSEE ASD MANAOBB. THIS EVENING.

MISS CHARLOTTE CUSHMAN, As "MEG MERRILES," In GUY MANNEKING. TO-WORROW-Guy Mannerfngr. widnesdsy-Henry III. Friday, Macbeth; Saturday Night-Nobody and Matinea 8 Daughter and rfl; Begin, at 7.30. JBEGLOBE.

SPECIAL CARD. The manawment respeethillv announce that the EMINENT AUTHOR and COMEDIAN, MB. DION BOUCICAVLT, And th charming and gifted Artist, MRS. DION BOCC1CAULT (MISS AGNES ROBERTSON), Are engaged to appear at this establishment, on MONDAY EVG, Nov. 18th, 187.

In Mr Boocicaulfs most beautiful and popular Hibernian Love Story, entitled ARRAH-NA-POGUE; Or, IHE WICK LOW WEDDING, Which will be produced -with New and Aprpriatenery.nd a Cast of Exceptional Excellence, Including MB DION THE POST MM DION MEELlsH i Their original characters.) The celebrated Character Artist MB. 6HEIL BARRY FEENY tRis first appearance in this city.) Seats can be secured Six Days tn Advance. OWARD AT RICH Proprietors. Great Double Entertainment Drama and variety. Monday and Tuesday Evenings, the Sensational Drama, THE TICKET-OF-IiEAVE MAN.

ednesday and Thursday evenings.a new local drama, by J. J. Mct'loskev, DARING DICK, the Boston Detective, Friday and Saturday, the beautiful nautical Drama, BLACK EYED SCSAN. The above dramas will commence the programme. After which the great variety entertainment, introducing the largest and best combination in the world.

First appearance this season of the popular banjo artist, Mr. Billy Carter. First appearance of the eccentric Hibernian artist, Mr. (John Manning. Doors will open at 7 o'clock, ana on account of the extreme length of the programme, our patrons will please be in their seats at 7 precisely, when the entertainment will positively commence Wednesday afternoon.

Daring Dick and Variety. Saturday afternoon. Black Eyed Susan and Variety. MAN, KNOW THYSELFI DR. JOCRDAIN'S GALLERY OF ANATOMY, Washington Street opposite Hayward Place A thousand startling and thrilling models of the human frame, in Health and Disease.

Open from 9 A. M. to 10 P. M. Adiniaeiou SO cents.

LOG DANCING TJ A 1Y i I And clogs given gratis to all learn-JjiMl tl Uo I ing Banjo or Dancing. WM. F. BACON. 12Q Hanover Street.

ACADEMY OF MUSIC, CHELSEA EDWIN BOOTH. TWO NIGHTS ONLY, TUESDAY WEDNESDAY. Nov. 12th 13th. HAMLET AND RICHELIEU.

LECTURES, EM NT TEMPLE. Pro J. H. PEPPER, F. C.

From the Royal Polytechnic Institute" of London, the Chemical Society," "Fellow of the fo- "Fellow of clefrof Telegraphic Engineers, Author 'Rncyclo- F1A1S tUmnliAul Atj. Ot. Will CrlvA tlir lectures in TREMONT TEMPLE, on FRIDAY and SATURDAY EVENINGS. Nov. IS and 16, at I'i o'clock, and a Matinee on SATURDAY AFTERNOON, 5ov.

16, at 2i o'clock. The Lectures will be Illustrated with the most brilliant experiments. He will nse the scientific instruments and apparatus Invented and used by him at tne London -oiyiecnnic institute, tie win nave two experts from London with him as assistants. THE ILLUSION OF THE GHOST, Invented by Prof. Pepper and Henry Dircks, in which a living neing passes tnrougn tne apparently soua image of another person, and surpassing all Phantoms ana rpint Kappers ana Mediums.

JUe has a real fire on an Iron plate, and A Lady Walks Through, Unscathed and Uaharmod, Together with many other brilliant experiments, all on itnrtly scientific Drinclnlee. The whole house will be reserved. Tickets at 30 cents each, with reserved seats, for sale at the Tremont lcmpieonano alter Tuesday morning. jov. yi.

PARKER FRATERNITY LEC-. TURES. 5 CHOICE LECTURES FOR $1, With Reserved Beats. ANNA E. DICKINSON Will Lecture on TUESDAY EVENING.

November 12, at o'clock, at TREMONT TEMPLE. Subject "WHAT'S TO HINDER?" To be followed by the following speakers: Nov. 19 Rev. JOHN WEISS. (Subject: Theodora Parker.) Nov.

26-T. W. HIGGINSON. (Subject: What I Know About Londou.) Dec. WENDELL PHILLIPS.

10 Prof. J. W. CHURCHILL. (Select Readings.) Single evening tickets, with reserved seats, 5ft cents each, or for the five Lectures, with choice reserved seats, at $1 each, for sale at Ditaon A Music Store.

277 Washington street, or at Tremont Temple on the evening of lecture. JjOSTON UNIVERSITY LECTURES. 8ix lectures on Polytheism, especially as It has existed among the more civilized nations, by Rev. Theodore D. Woohtev, LL.

late President of Yale College. Lecture I. "Polytheism its Origin, Growth.Changes, kjI. Relations between Polytheism and Monothe- III. Mythology." IV.

"Ancient Interpretations of Religious Myths; Examples of a Probable Interpretation Do they Contain anv General Traditions of Mankind?" fiY'' Worship; Especially Priests, Images and Sacrl- VI." General Estimate of the Higher Pagan Re- 11 Hill. rovidence permitting, the above course of lectures will be delivered in Wesleyan Hall, Bromneld street, (ovember 11, 13. 15, 18, and tl, being the Mondavs, ednesdays, and Fridays of the second and third weeks ot lbe mnth. The hour on Mondays will be 12; on ether days, 11 A. M.

A cordial invitation is extended to the public. Admission free. W. F. WARREN.

JJOSTOX LYCEUM. MUSIC HALL. Wednesday Evening, November 13, BRET HARTE. LECTURE "The Argonauts of 40." Tieketsnow ready at Music Hall. HE EIGHTH ANNUAL LECTURE OF REV.

J. D. FULTON, D. WILL BE DELIVERED IN TREMONT TEMPLE, NOVEMBER 13, 1872. The subject will be HON.

EDWIN M. STANTON, Abraham Lincoln's Secretary of War. What hp wan, What he did, and How be did it." inn0" Hooper, the intimate friend of Mr. Sran- obtained of C.Drew and IL Gannett. 2 emont Temple, and at the door.

AND OPENING. GRAND OPENING OF PARIS NOVELTIES. MRS. JOHN G. FORD, 51 TEMIX.E PLACE, Begs leave to announce that her Opening of Paris Goods, bought by herself in Paris, during the past summer, will take place THURSDAY and FRIDAY, November 14th and lftth.

The goods displayed consist of STITCHED AND WOVEN CORSETS, LADIES' FURNISHING GOODS, Comprising Bridal Trousseaux, Night Dresses, Train, Demitralns, and Walking Skirts, Under Skirts, Flannel Skirts, Hoop and Cloth Skirts, Party Trains, Panniers, etc, INFANTS WARDROBES, Long Robes, High and Low Neck Baptismal Dresses and skirts. First Short Dresses and Skirts, Walking Dresses and Skirts, Flannel Skirts, Thibet and Flannel Blankets, Infant's Shirts and worsted I riant b' Cioaks, from the plainest to the most elegant -embroidered. Infants' Baskets, Bibs, Boots and Stocking. Silk, Satin, and Cashmere Hats and Bonnnets. at very low prices.

MRS. JOHN FORD, SI Temple place. gPECIAL NOTICE. A LARGE JOB LOT AC BRILLIANTINES, JUST PURCHASED, Will be Ready for Sale This Day NEW STORE, 19 SUMMER STREET. James J.

Smith Co. CAIiPETINGS. A I CARPETINGS. Goldthwait, Snow Knight, At their NEW MARBLE WAREHOUSE, furnished with all modern steam appliances for transacting an immense business, are daily replenishing their stock of FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC CARFETINGS, OIL, CLOTHS, In every grade, thus enabling them to show a stock of CARPETS second to none In the country, at prices as low as the lowest, GOLDTHWAIT, SNOW MIGHT, 43 and 45 Washington Street, HOSTON. FURNISHING GOODS.

"Wear seemly gloves." THE LONDON STREET GLOVE Is very largely talcing the place of all other Gloves for ordinary wear, being the best low-priced Gloves possible. Imported and sold by IIEWINS MOLLIS, 47 Temple Place. JJEWINS IIOLLIS, Importers and Retailers of MEN'S FURNISHINGS. FINE SHIRTS MADE TO ORDER. 47 TEMPLE PLACE, (Near Washington Street.) FOR ALL CATARRHAL AFFECTIONS.

Influenza, or Staffed Colds in tne Head, An immediate relief and sore core is found by usinic r- Dr. Wilton's Catarrh Cure. SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS. RIPLE WASHER. THE BEST EP I IE -3D Ij Xj JEZj WASHING MACHINE MADE.

County and State rights tor sale by the Patentee. 3 H. N. TUCKER, Stoughton, katsg. LINEN AND COTTON HOSE RUBBER LINED LINEN HOSE, RUBBER LINED GARDEN HOSE.

N. E. LIN EN HOSE MANUFACTURING F. W. CLAESSEN8.

Treasurer. 179 WASHINGTON STREET. CTSee Fifth. Page.J II IGHLAND STREET RAILWAY COMPANY. Offick.

246 Drm-iv- 8TRBKT, Bobtoh Highlands, Nov. 9, 1872.) No ears will run on Sunday, the 10th inst. On and after Monday, the 1 1th cars will leave Grove Hall at 6, 6.30, and 7 A. M. then every fifteen minutes till 9 A.M.; then every twenty minutes till 11A.M.; then every half hour till 3 P.

then every fifteen minute till C.30 P. and then every half hour till 10 P. M. Cars will be run from the Dudley Street Office every fif teen minutes from 7.10 A. M.

till 9.10 A. then every twenty minutes till 1 P. then every fifteen minutes till 6.30 P. M. then every half hour till 10.30 P.

M. Additional trips will be run as soon as the condition of the horses will permit. Return trips will leave Temple place three quarters of an hour after leaving Grove Hall, and half hourly after leaving on the Dudley street line. A convenient ttaiting-room has been provided for the patrons of this road at the apothecary store of Melvin Badger, 43 Temple place. J.

E. R0GG, Sup't. EDIGATION OF THE SEW ENGLAND HOSPITAL. FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN. The new building on Codnian avenue, Boston Highlands, near Sbawmut avenue, will be dedicated with appropriate services, on FRIDAY AFTERNOON, Nov.

15th, at o'clock. Addresses by Dr. Susan DIVOCK, late of Geneva, Switzerland, and other friends of the institution. The adjourned annual meeting, to amend the by-laws, will be at o'clock, and the house open to visitors at 2. ALL FRIENDS OF THE Consumptives' Home, Who tf ih to engage in the FAIR TO BE HELD IN JANUARY, 1873, Are requested to meet at WESLEYAN HALL, 36 Bremfleld Street, on Monday, November at lt o'clock a.

M. TO INVALIDS. KATALYSINE WATER Dr. John Bell, author of a Standard Medical Work on Mineral Springs, says of it "The Gettysburg water has produced signally eora-tive and restorative effects in different forms of Dyspepsia, Sickness of the Stomach, Heartburn. Watr-brash.

Acute Neuralgic Pains, Loss of Appetite, Chronic Diarrncea, Torpid Liver, Gout, Chronic Rheumatism, Nodosities of the Joint, Approaching an Actual Paralysis, Diabetes, Kidney Disease, Gravel, etc." Dr. J. .1. Monrman. resident Phvsician at the White Snlnhur Knrini'n.

Prnfeiwor of the Waxliineton Medi- eal University at Baltimore, and author of one of the nest works on tne use or mineral aiers. writes That as a solvent of the uretJc concretions in rheu matism and gout, it promises to take a high rank among tne medicinal stinnxs oi r.urope ana America. lms solvent power is nm ctnuiiea, iui iu ui. in behalf of any other mineral water or medical agent." The New York Medical Record editorially says "We have also seen cases of albuminuria much relieved by it, as well as the irritable bladder of old age and calculus disorders of the lithic add diathesis. 'We have been incredulous in regard tills water having any such power as represented by Drs.

John Bell. S. E. Hall, and other medical writers, of dissolving the urates of chalk formations in the body, or on limbs and joints a power unknown to any other mineral water in the United States, to far as we are informed. From experiments made on our own person, an well as others, we can state that the Gettysburg Water is a regulator of all the secretions and excretions; under its Influence the kidueys and liver, the glands of the intestinal canal and the skin, all pertorin their normal functions; the bowels, if coiistipat.Ml.

become regular; the skin, if dry, becomes moigt; the torpid liver is excited to healthy action, and the kidueys perform their functions with perfect regularity, there is a total absence of any disagreeable sensations whatever; the vis medicatrix seems roused to increase dac-tivity, and all morbid causes of bodily or even mental disorder seem rapidly to pass awav. The result is increased appetite and digestion, a freer circulation, a ntroneer nulHe. a calmer mind, a more tranouil sleet). a clearer complexion, and an increasing nervous ana muscular power. nere gouty or rnunuuc nenutns are taklnsr the water, we find an extraordtnurv quantity of uric acid secreted or deposited from the urine the sweat no longer contains this principle in excess, as it generally does In gouty subtecu and with proper attention to regimen and diet, the health rapidly improves, distorted limbs become straightened, and enlarged Joints gradually red need to their natural size." xor mniier rcpurip irvm iua itietiicai irxuiesniuji, kui of wonderful cures, send for pamphlets.

WHITNEY General AjrentH, 237 South Front Street, Philadelphia. FOR BALK BY WEEKS POTTER, CARTER WILEY, and GEO. C. GOOD WIN CO, Boston, and Urug- gists generally. HELPLEY STORER'S Crushers and Pulverizers, For Ores, Minerals, Dye Woods, Paint Stuffs, Fertilizers, Drugs, Cement, etc.

PULVERIZED FUEL PROCESS, For Puddling, Heating and Melting Iron and Steel and enerauon or nteam. No one is authorized to act as my atcent or represent ative in tew r.nirmna or tne miaaie rotates, JACOB J. STOKER. No. 8 Summer street, -TRAVELLERS LETTERS OF CREDIT.

COMMERCIAL CREDITS, AND BILLS OF EXCHANGE, Drawn by HENRY CLEWS CO. of New York, on the Imperial Bank and Clews, Habicht London (Bankers and Fiscal Agents of the United States government for all Foreign Countries), and on all parts of Ireland and Scotland, are issued In Boston by their correspondents, F. A. HAWLEY Bankers, 1 Devonshire, Cor. State Street.

JOHN C. FEN NELLY, HO Sudbury Street, Near Court. GAS FIXTURES, CHANDELIERS, PORTABLE STANBS, of latest patterns. The Cleaning of Glass Chandeliers a specialty. AIRBANKS STANDARD SCALES.

The Beet in the World. Always to be Relied Upon. FAIRBANKS SCALE WAREHOUSES, 118 MILK 8TREET, BOSTON. 311 BROADWAY NEW YORK. TN BANKRUPTCY DISTRICT OF A MASSACHUSETTS.

The undersigned hereby give notice of their appointment as Assignees of the estate of Edward P. Morse of Methuen. in said district, who has been adjudged a bankrupt on his own petition. WILLIAM R. SPALDING.

Lawrence, SAMUEL W. HOPKINSON, Bradford. Assignees. fORNS, Bunions, Bad Nails, Sore In steps and other ailments of the feet are troublesome. Banish them with Brims' AUeviator and Curative.

Sold everywhere. GOODALL'S PLAYING CARDS Broadwayh, Virginias, Gbk, Jackhon, (idumfi Gates ami Mount Vkrnons. styles. Bold Eyekywjuuui. CONTENTS.

FIRST PAGE. The Great Fire: Full Particulars. 6EOONB PAGE. Correspondence: Letters from Switzerland and Connecticut Miscellaneous Mexican Kidnappers, Indian Wives, Old Time Manners, etc. i THIRD PAGE.

Foreign Matters: Count Beuston the Washington Rules; Greek Brigandage and Turkish Connivance; Sebastopol; A Huge Casting; Church and 6tate in Germany; The Cat-O'-Nlne-Talls Mr. Bellew the English Reader, etc. FOURTH PAGE. News In Brief Editorials The Conflagration, Epidemics of Crime, The Coming English Problem, National Statistics, Germans in Politics Editorial Notes Law and the Courts-Communications. FIFTH PAGE.

All the latest news by Special Despatches, etc. SIXTH PAGE. New England News Events tn Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut Daily Gossip. SEVENTH PAGE. Financial Matters in Boston and New York Commercial News Naval Gazette-Arrival and Closing of Mails-Marine Recsrds, etc.

EIGHTH PAGE. The Great Fire (continue. DEVASTATION A Terrible Conflagration in Boston. $250,000,000 LOSS! CHICAGO REPEATED. LOSS OF HUMAN LIFE.

RICH MEN BEGGARED IN A DAY. TRIUMPH OF THE FI RE-FIEND OINTTClJAr. NOT1W. There is nothing more remarkable in the dreadful calamity that has befallen our city than the awful rapidity that marked the progress of the flames. There is something appalling, too, in the contemplation of the success with which they parnirtently defied every means that were taken to conquer them.

Whole blocks were literally mowed down by the names like wheat before the reer'f scythe. Granite was of no more avail against them than so much cardboard. NTo sooner did the heat touch it, than It began to crumble away piecemeal, and, gathering force and volume on its way, fell, crunching anil thundering to the ground in bnge masses, with the roar and resist less fury of an avalanche, blocking np the roads and blotting every trace of a street fro A view. Tbe scene had more of the terrible than the grand in it. The sky was lighted np for miles around, and was dis figured by great patches of dnn smoke, across whose discs burning fragments darted like angry meteors.

Now it would be light as midday, and presently an ominous darkness spread like a pall across the heavens, and was only" re lieved by the lurid forks of name that writhed tortuously through it, ami diapeared in its depths. The air was filled with burning cinders that were hurled wildly above, where they hovered confusedly for a moment and then descended like a shower of gold to the earth, where they hissed, sputtered and crackled as though in malicious glee at the ruin of which they were a part. Every now and then a broad wave of light would suddenly show distant spires, eliarp and clear agaiust the dark sky, from which the next instant they would fade like spectres, as the thick curling mantes of smoke swelled upward and spread ghostly smears of black across the heavens. At one moment a faint scintillation was to be seen on the cornice of a roof, where it fluttered, star-like, for a moment, and then changed into a thin snaky fork of flame that ran rapidly along the edge of the parapet, until it hung there a trembling fringe of fire. In another moment, dense volumes of black smoke rrlse sluggishly, and rolled over and over, turning their Uun folds outward and swelling in size until they turned into ragged white clouds through, which fiery tongues darted in all directions.

Bare walls started forth from solid masses of granite stores with appaling quickness, and stood like ghostly monitors of ruin in the midst of a sea of fire. With out the slightest warning a dart of fire would leap np tnrougn the darkness, and, iu a nosh, anotocr targe building was in flames, and presently went down as though it was so much tinder. Now one or two windows of some huge warehodre would reflect a faint light from within, then the whole pile would brighten up the darkness from its myriads of panes, ami, before there was Unit for surprise, flames belched torth from every sash, winding about eornices, licking the copings, ami darting in an eager, hungry way, as though for something upon which to glut its ravenous appetite, till, almost as soon as it takes to tell It, a sheet of flame wraps the building from foundation to chimney, and It goes down like a house of cards before a puff of breath. The roar of the flames, the heavy rumbling thuds that rolled forth, aa masses of masonry dashed to the ground, the groan that incessantly issued from the throats of the agitated multitude, mingled with the sharp clash of "engine bells and tne wniscie and hiss of escaping steam, making a diu that was fiendiBh in its savagery. The heat was almost unbearable to those in its vicinity.

The boarse shouts, the streams of the engines, the thick smoke from the steamers rising lazily and mixing with the spark-studded vapors above, the sullen reflections on the surrounding buildiiies. the Burning crowds swaying to and fro, now in deep shadow and now In the lurid glare of the flames, the firemen panting with a wild energy that savored more of despair than of hope, and looking in the midst of vast coils of snaky hose like so many tortured Laocoous, formed a scene of excitement that was as grand as it was terrible in its awful plcturesqueiieVs. The march of the flames was as inflexible as fate, and as pitiless. There was no resisting them. Building after building, square after square, acre after acre was absorbed as steadily and as surely, as the seconds swell into minutes and the minutes into nouru.

Men seemed stnnned bv the ruin that was so suddenly sown broadcast. Some, who a few hours before bad enjoyed a full sense or tnas secunvy which wealth bestows, and who were now beg gared, stood gazaig with a painful weariness and a listless anathv that were touching to look upon. Others shrugged their shoulders, lighted a cigar and went, on lheir wav with th true ive la Dagateue air; though their pale faces and anxious brows told another story of the anguish they tried so naru bhu In the midst of all the bustle and confusion there sud-denlv started nn without warning, numberless men women and children bearing goods on their backs, in their arms, on their shoulders, and wagons filled with books and naners. thrown promiscuously in, our dened the roads. Here was to be seen a man carrying a trunk, and casting a look over his shoulder at the ruin from which he was hurrving away and there, a num-bercf boys carrying bushel baskeU containing acurious mixture of odds and ends, hustled their way through the crnwda that imneded them.

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