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Cuddio Rhestr Erthyglau

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GREAT FIRE IN SOUTHW ARK. On Tuesday night about ten o'clock a most exten- sive fire took place in the new street leading from the site of the old Town-hall, Southwark, and terminating opposite Stamford-street, Blackfriars-road. The premises in which the disaster commenced were those of Mr. Myers, cane and walking-stick manu- facturer, and adjoining, but separated by a party wall from the extensive premises of Messrs. H. andE. Moses, the wholesale clothiers. The fire first entered tho upper windows of the last-named premises, and in the course of a few minutes the flames had taken pos. session of nearly a dozonlhousea in Castle-street. The scene there became one which can hardly be described with anything like accuracy, for the inmates of various houses, including men, women, and children, were to be seen rushing out of their habitations with any por- table article of furniture they could lay their hands upon. Such was the great light thrown up that it could be seen distinctly in the town of Croydon, and many persons there imagined that the conflagration was in some part of the district, and forthwith the Volunteer Brigade of that town turned out, and under the able guidance of their superintendent the engine and fire- men followed the great light, and reached the scene of conflagration in a remarkably short space of time. The volunteers [and engines from Hatcham and Peck- ham were also soon in attendance, as well as the manual-power engines of the London Brigade, the Princess of Wales land steamer, and the whole of Shand, Mason, and Co.'s land steamers. Under the direction of Mr. Hays, foreman of the Southwark and Vauxhall Company's Works, the plugs were drawn, the engines were brought into operation, and an immense quantity of water thrown over the blazing buildings, but it seemed to have little or no effect in extinguishing the fire. On the contrary, the flames for'some hours seemed to rise higher than ever, and the reflection upon the dome of St. Paul's, St. George s Church, and even the clock tower at the House of Commons, brought them out in such brilliant relief as to resemble a grand moving panorama, owing to the wind blowing the flames to and fro. The river at the same time looked like a stream of burnished gold, and the temporary bridge of Blaokfriars was so crowded with spectators that it was feared the bridge would give way beneath the weight of such an immense multitude, and a strong body of the City Police were placed on duty to keep the populace moving, for fear of the structure falling and precipitating the people into the river. Forta- nately, although the bridge vibrated considerably, the arrangements of the police kept the immense mass moving, and no accident took place there. About twelve o'clock the walls on the south of the warehouse of Messrs. Myers fell outwards into Castle- street with a terrific crash, knocking in the front por- tions of several of the houses opposite, and compelling the inmates to make a precipitate retreat. The road- way was completely blocked up by the falling masses of brickwork and timber, and the work of the firemen was for a time suspended. At one o'clock the fire was got well under, and all fear of further damage was at an end. Several persons wore severely injured by the falling of detached portions of the walls and burning timbers, and it is stated that some of the inmates of the houses in Castle-street were so much bruised by the falling of the back wall of Messrs. Myers' warehouse, as to ne- cessitate their removal to the hospital. ♦ —

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The Bridge. j

Mrs. Brown visits the West-end.

Denmark Avenged.

A Fat-al Objection.

Sound Reasoning.


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