Symud i'r prif gynnwys
Cuddio Rhestr Erthyglau

11 erthygl ar y dudalen hon

The Scene at Que-enstcwn.

The Arrival at XiiverpooL…

Examination at Bow-street.I

THE YELVEBTON CASE AGAIN.

GREAT FIRE AT CHATTERISj.…

Newyddion
Dyfynnu
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GREAT FIRE AT CHATTERISj. CAM- BRIDGESHIRE. Eighty Houses Burned.. On Wednesday a faarful conflagration occurred at the above agriculturd town. The fire broke out in a street called Hive's-end, in a. wheat stack. The flames rapidly caught a row of thatchad cottages called Gar- from whence it spread into. Mr. John Clark's farm, and from there rapidly along: the streets, consuming in its way more than twenty sbaeks of corn. The farm-houses, stacks, and premises of Mr. Beart, Mr. Bull, and Ms: Seward were destroyed, while Messrs. Manhant, Luplow, and Thimbleby lost their stacks and outbuildings, but saved their houses, and Mr. Thimbleby Ms mill. Tlie Dog and Gun,/ the- Hough," and "Eailway Tavern "were destroyed, while- the "Crown Tavern" withstood the foroe of the flames. An immense quantity of turf laid up for the winter was .L1- I all destroyed. xae remainder oi me jaousea, wiwi lillO exception of two bakehouses, were small cottages, of which only a few smouldering embers remained six boars after tb& oommencement of the, fire. These, to the number of seventy, would accommodate, at a rough average, six persons. each, and thus turned adrift nearly 500 persons-a large proportion in a town with a population ox 5,000. Happily no lives were lost, al- though a nnmber of fowls and pigs suffered death. One man, who was dangerously ill with the smallpox, was obliged to. be removed at the imminent peril of his life. The piteous wailings of the inhabitants were heartrending to hear, many of them retaining a strong attachment for the home in which they had been, born and reared,. Altogether, the sight is one that has never before up to the. present time been seen in the Isle of Ely. The loss of property falls on the Sun to the extent of £ 2,0G§, on the Royal Exchange, the Manchester, and the-Norwich Union Insurance offices. The flames extended upwards of 500 yards, and at Ane time the station, of the Great Eastern Railway Company was placed in great danger. The master immediately telegraphed down the line, and fire-engines from the neighbouring towns were quickly in attend- ance. Captain Foster and Superintendent Mitchell exerted themselves indefatigably, and by their means the- fire was put under. A strong wind blew from the south but a little rain Ml. In the evening a public meeting was held, for the purpose of obtaining tem- porary relief, which was promptly supplied by the in- habitants of the other portions of the town. The origin of these firemains a mystery. <>

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THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH ON THE…

EXTRAORDINARY AFFAIR.

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The Arrival in London.

The Inquest on Mr. Briggs.