THE ' BOSTON HOLOCAUST. DETAILS OF THE CONFLAGRATION. i ' - .. ;::.! loss Nearly three hundred hun-dred MILLIONS. CHICAGO A BAGATELLE. Three Hundred Acres Burned Over. 1 Uoston, 10. There was hardly a breath of wind Btirring when the alarm abounded at 7.30 p.m., followed by a fifcoond, third and fourth in rapid succession, suc-cession, but the first engine was hardly on tho ground when the fire broke out in the fourth story of a large four-story granite store on the corner of Summer and Kingston streets. It had caught in the engine room and the flames spread with lightening rapidity up the large elevator and were first seen climbing climb-ing underneath the woodwork of the roof. The engines were fairly at work before be-fore any other store bad caught. The buildings in the vicinity were all granite, gran-ite, four stories high, each iurmounted with Mansard roots, none being over five years old. Detached splinters flew readily, as the air was heated, and soon the flames began licking the Mansard roofs on the opposite side far above the reach of the steamers, directed on it from all quarters. The fire was constantly con-stantly in tho" air," and one building after another caught on the roof, and the flames skipped lightly along from . 0ii3 window to the sill of another, so that in lest' than thirty minutes every oheek became blanched as it became evident that tbiv whole city, in one direction, di-rection, was at the mercy of the flames, which were leaping gaily from root to roof and from one building to another. The second building to succumb was directly opposite that in which the Ere first broke out, and was occupied by Maun, Mullen & Kims; Harding Bros. & Co.; Bowcd, Moors & Co.; George Lide, Carter & Co. and Conant Bros ; ail wholesale dealers in dry and fancy goods. This was at the corner of Otis Place. The heat now became infernal and the streets ran rivers of water, and every moment was heard sounds of granite blocks oiploding, whole frames falling in the streets, making them impassable. im-passable. The firemen were driven troni Btation to station and many an en-gioc en-gioc was kept nobly at work whi'o the . hydrant was wet down by hand hose. The cDginccr cuuld only hold his place while a sircaiu ot water was kept playing play-ing on him. Blocks of granite weiph iDe ions were split a if by powder, and hurled across w.de streets, and plank went flying through the air like feathers. Firemen creeled barricades and worked behind them, but tbey were burned almost as soon as erected. An hour had hardly clapsod before it was evident that lieibeV block, the finest buineM structure in the city, i built of granite, five storicB high, with I curved Mansard roof, must go. With- ! in thirty minutes the flames were eom-"VH? eom-"VH? fiery billows from every win-" win-" - ip the stairway ieadiog to A. '6 rooms was a perfect col- Heraflk a solid wall of gran-ral gran-ral minutes after the he heat warped it, and lay in a heap of stone, . A hurricane wind ing to tho intense X sleet of coals, drove -e it. Kvery building as if in a furnace and der; four-story fjraoite 0UKelIir,,ErUke sbaviD3- "d doaf- ' .Djj wcro constantly beard. ror was now added to the babel asioD. The tenement houses at -prer end of the street were bring t licked up by the tlamos, and wo-ajen wo-ajen crated and tainting, were rushbg lad fro, carrying children, crockery, vocka and bedding. One woman ran breaming through Hish atroct. with a . funnel iu her hands, wbilo an other was luftgiDK a heavy chest which would h4v Won a weight for a strong man. iNow and then a few pieces of wdfl might bo saved by volunteers wiio ran in aQl spcot the five minutes duru whwh theyom.ld work in bring-pwhap100 bring-pwhap100 Wocw f cloth. UostOE i. he fecnoat U our- per ot MUk and Ucvonsluro stroma, lown toward Federal, and up in tho lirectioo of Washinutoo, was terrible. Nobody could stand within thr.ie blocks af tiie burning masses, so the .Hro had fii.it possession of the buildings within its Krasp. Tho firemen aro all exl taunted taunt-ed already and unless help arrive will be compelled to desist. Wo are expecting ex-pecting trains from Portland, Springfield Spring-field and othor places, ft is a terrible Sabbath in Boston. It is safe to say the firo will not bo checked until the day is far advanced, if then. It is impossible im-possible to give details of losses sustained sus-tained siiico tho last were given. Hundreds Hun-dreds of thieves aro plying their vocation, voca-tion, and many thousand dollars worth aro being oarried oil". The police are doing ail in their povor, which at best is little. Some lUO boys and several womon have been already arrested "and jailed. t '. . The loss of course is beyond contemplation. contem-plation. Thcro must bo an insurance heavy enough to carry under several insurance companies of this city. Ail the buildings aro being blown up on Lindall and Congress streets. The post office on Congress street will probably prob-ably go with most of that street. Marines Ma-rines from the navy yard are on duty in the streets. The tire was now in Federal street, and the houses were going like oil factories. fac-tories. They could never havo been at- i tacked at a moro dangerous time. It 1 consumed hundreds of thousandd of dollars worth of goods that might have been delivered to oustomcrs had it not been for tho horse disease. A paper house camo noxt and with i the end of Federal street went a majority ma-jority of the large dealers. It had been hoped that the firo could have been stopped short of Banking street, but the stores were as vulnerable as any othors. . Freeman's national bank went at ten o'clock, and an houT later the National Na-tional bank of North America was in as bad condition. Boston, 4 a.m. Tho fire has reached dimensions that are simply beyond description, de-scription, and the people of Boston find themselves in danger of their lives, the losses of houses and property being now scarcely thought of. hvery street is thronged with people, all endeavoring en-deavoring to save a few valuables, as they flee toward Tremont and Canal streets, where the Ore is supposed to be unable to rcacb; but there ia no telling tell-ing where it will -stop, as the wind has already risen to a gale, and seems to have no positive direction or current. The flames increase in intensity and power. The very atmosphere lends additional fury to tho wind, which rncs as it were in our midst and goes wailing wail-ing over the track of the tiro, hurling dense showers of fiery sparks iu a direction di-rection ' t til untouuhiid- Fabulous prices are being paid for services of horses, and yot the demand is in excess ex-cess of the supply, on Bcoouoi of the horse epidemic. Boston, 10, 11:35 a.m. The firo is still raging with unabated fnry. Boston, 10, 12;15 p.m. The reports are contradictory, but it is said the fire ia now under control. The post office is in danger; buildings all adjoining are on fire. Tho telegraph office is now in Providence depot. The Atlantic cable circuit is not interrupted by the fire. . . , Extra. -Chicago, 11:30, a.m. Dispatch Dis-patch just received from New York says, the fire at Boston is under control. con-trol. The loss is believed to bo greater than that of the Chicago fire, though fewer buildiogs are destroyed- The whole of the best business portion of thc.city is ruins. The news causes the most intense excitement in this city. Telegraph and newspaper offices are surrounded by crowds of people eager to hear the latest news, r . . . New York, 11, 10 a.m. The fire is st ill raging in Boston. The main office ot the W. U. telegraph company was abandoned at S:30 a.m. The fcuild- - ings in its vicinity being blown up to check the progress of the fire. New York, noon. A dispatch just received from Providence Depot, Boston, Bos-ton, says it, is believed that the tire is norf.uoder control. Chicago, 10 a.m., 10. No further reports in regard to stopping the Boston Bos-ton Sro. There is yet question whether human power can control it. The gravest apprehensions are fcJt here that it may bo a repetition of the Chicago Chi-cago fire. 1 New York, 3 p.m., 10. The present bounds of the fire are Central, Broad, and Bedford, both sides of Sumner, Washington, Mill?, Devonshire, Water, Congress, Lindall, and Kul-by Kul-by street. It is believed the iiro is under control and will be confined within these limits. Boston, 1 D.m., 10. A reporter just returned trom tho scene of the tire says the large. tailoring houses on Washington have gono. Chicago, 1 p.m. No further reports in regard to the stopping of the Boston lire, and it is a question whether human hu-man power can control it The gravest fears are felt here that it maj be a repetition repe-tition of Chicago. Boscon, l:oU p.m. It is now confidently confi-dently believed lhat the fire is under control. The loss, if no more buildings build-ings are burned, will not fall short of two hundred and fifty millions of dollars, dol-lars, and will perhaps exceed that about fifty millions. The burnt district is bounded by-Summer, Federal, Broad, Central, Washington and Bedford streets. Chicago, 10. The following private dispatch has been received here by 1 General Stager : "New York, 10, 3 p.m. At 2 o'clock the h're wa considered under control' The loss of property is very great, but I have no data upon which to base an opinion as to the amount. I have seen several estimates of two hundred and fifty millions. Few people have been made homeless compared with the Chicago tire, and, although a large number have lost all, I think none will be without shelter or food many hours. Signed, Wm. Oktqn." Chicago, lo, 6 p.m. Private dispatches dis-patches received hero direct from Boston, Bos-ton, confirm tho statement in the press dispatches heretofore forwarded that the fire had been subdued and its further fur-ther progress stayed. So far as at present advised destruction has been confined to the boundaries already named. Tho effects of the fire will be very severely felt here as very maoy Chicago firms are directly connected with Boston bouses, and large amounts of capital fro u that city have been invested in-vested in rebuilding Chicago. Thousands Thou-sands of citizens have thronged the vicinity of the telegraph and newspaper newspa-per offices in the windows cf which the mam points of tho great calamity were bulletined, and among the crowd were many serious faces. While i i hoped from the locality of the fire there will be but comparative little personal suffering, suf-fering, and iew, if any, pertons deprived de-prived of food or shelter, as was the ca.-e in tho Chicago tire measures are already on t'oH to render such a.fi.-tfincc as is needed at the earliest possible moment. Mayor Medill bas ealitd a meeting of citizens fur to-morrow to devise ways and means of relief. He will convene tho city council in special session with the same object Missouri Odd Fellows and other fraternal fra-ternal societies aro already taking steps to furnish speedy relief to their suffering suffer-ing brethren. The anxiety of the people peo-ple to hear the news is of course vory great. AH the newspapers have issued one or more extrasduriog the day which wure eagerly snatched up by the eager throDgs in the streets. The latest report re-port irom the offices of the Western Union telegraph company is to tho effect that their main office in Boston, though abandoned early this morning, was saved from destruction by tho blowing up of adjoining buildings, if this is correct they will bo able to re-occupy re-occupy their oflko very noon, as they havo had a largo force at wurk all day preparing to replaco the material dost do-st royed. Washington, 10. Tho news of the Boston fire caused considerable excitement, excite-ment, at leapt as great as did that of Chicago, and the aoxicty to hear the n'--ws was overwhelming, tv'eretary iioutwcll has r ceived many dispatches horn bankers and insuraoco companies, both in Boston and New York, laying lhat thcro was ijuitc a panig in those oities. The Seoretary telegraphed them that . thore was no reason for a panic, and advises them not to yield as he will do all ho can to sustain them. Secretary Boutwell intended leavion Washington to-morrow to remain until un-til Friday, but will not now do so as bus'ness originating from the Boston fire may require his presence hero. Assistant Secretary Richardson was to have left Boston for Washington last night Ho has been telegraphed by Seoretary Boutwell to remain there. If ho bas already left Boston he will be intercepted by a telegram and requested request-ed to return. Comptroller of Currency, Knox, and Bigelow,- chief of the loan division of the -treasury department left for Boston to night at the instance of Secretary Boutwell to look after government interests New York, 10. The "Spectator," an irsuranco journal, in summing up the losses at tho Boston fire says: The Firemans Fond company of San Fran-oico Fran-oico lose $75,000, Alps, New York, $13; 500, Fairfield oompony $50,000, Ksohaogo $10,000, Star insurance company will not exhaust its surplus, Artie $75,000, Phoenix, of Brooklyn 45,000, Manhattan, New York, 830,-000, 830,-000, Resolute $14,000, North British and Mercantile a year ago had -nearly six millions mks. in Boston, Commercial Commer-cial of this city will not exhaust its surplus, Gennania, Hanover and Republic Re-public companies will continue, Howard How-ard company has no losses. The "Spectator" says the disaster to insurance insur-ance companies does not warrant the great apprehensions felt as to its con-acqucncu3. con-acqucncu3. Tho majority of risks are believed to be in local companies and the aggregato is disbursed among a very largo number. A majority of the JNew York and other companies outside of Boston, will withstand , tho shook, including tho companies doing business in Boston in other States, and of that city. There are, cays the "Spectator," 192 companies affected by the fire,their combined assets amounting to $15T,-220,156. $15T,-220,156. The "Spectator estimates the insurance loss by the Boston fire will amount to $100,000,000. The district burned is much smaller than that: destroy ad at Chicago, but its contents con-tents aro greater. The'vaim per blpok loss will fall heaviest on the Boston companies, the greater part of which confine their business entirely to that section. The leading companies may 1 bo eKpeaUd to fjijid with few if any ! exception. , ', ? ' Boston, 10. A numerous relief committee com-mittee was appointed, of which Wm. -i Gray chairman. The committee I will hold daily sessions. A bureau of relief js also organized, with ex-mayor Norcross u-easei. - The feew post j office building was a long time epued to, fierce - flames, . but- waa. .Boareely scorched. This massive fire proof strueturo saved tbo "ajorping Post"'1 building, directly opposite, and helpc4 I greatly in preventing the fire fiom I reaubing 8tato street. The old South 1 Church also escaped, though sovaial times given up for lost The costly and beautiful "Transcript" building,- and Currer & Trott's jewelry establish- ment, on tea opposite corner of Milk street, were burned. 'J'he Ekaiern g-" press ofhoe was saved, though reported at one time burned.' Two steam fire engines came from Portland with four hundred of hor loading citizens, headed by mayor Kingsbury, to prolTcr eyery aid in their power. - - j New York, 10. The news of the j Boston oonfhgration caused even greater excitement here than that occasioned oc-casioned by tho Chicago fire. By noon when it wu' supposed the loss was already al-ready greater than that of Chipgo the city presented a moro gloomy aspect I for a business day than a Sabbath. In commercial oirckta marked consternation consterna-tion prevailed, as it was universally felt that the business interests of this city -would suffer very materially. Wall street men wero intensely excited and congregated duriog the day and evening at the Fifth Avenue hotel. The general -impression was that tomorrow to-morrow will witness a panic in stock. The market settlements were made today to-day on Paoifio Mail at the price of Saturday, ou Union Paoific at 6 per cent, below Saturday's close, on Western West-ern Union at 4 per cent below. Hartford, Ct, 10. Great esoita-ment esoita-ment all day over the Boston fire. Great anxiety expressed in insurance circles at first, but when the officers had a aorreet report of the limits and bad examined their books there was 1 at once a feeling of relief as the losses are not so great as had been anticipated. anticipat-ed. Fvery company here will get through safely, but many people who are depending upon eundry dividends will suffer great disappointment The Connecticut company loses the least and wiii pay every dollar out of their surplus, the National lose $125,000 out of its $110,000, Orient loses $150,-000 $150,-000 just about the amount of its surplus, sur-plus, Phoenix issuca a circular to agents stating its losses at Boston will not exceed $500,000, while then- net assets, deducting losses previous to the fire, are upwards of $l,5U0,O00.- Tho Hartford issues a circular to agents stating tho entire amount of risks in the burned district and vicinity $Go0, uOu. It has assets of $2,355,000, and will meet its losses promptly as it did at Chicago. Cincinnati, 10. Tho news of the Boston fire causes great excitement. Only two Cincinnati insurance companies, compa-nies, tho Amazon and Triumph, have ' risks in Boston, to what extent is not j known. Several banks have received dispatches from New York partners, j to loan nothing and to look out for a panic, and they are telegraphing to the company to collect loans due. Columbus, 10. The Aotuary insurance insur-ance companies state that even if all their risks are in the burnt district at Boston, the total loss will not exceed $'il,000. Chicago, 10. Dispatches from Detroit, De-troit, Columbus, Indianapolis and other oi'.ics west, state that meetings havo been called by the mayors to devise ways and mcaoB to relievo tho sufferers of the Boston fire. Boston, 10, 7 a.m. The firo broke out in the rear end of the larjre five-story five-story granite building, Nos. f7 to yi Hummer street cornor of Kingstown. The building is surmounted with a high mansard roof, overtopping all other buildings io tho immediate vicinity; vici-nity; directly the flames began to to spread through tho story beneath this roof, and beforo an engine or hoso carnage was on the ground, great volumes ol flames suddenly burst from the lower stories aoiLin less than twenty minutes the whole broad f-:ad. extending ex-tending fully one hundred feet along Kingston streot, was a t-huet of flame, as wiuv simultaneously -the Summer street front, the heat be'in,; to ercat as to fume the llremen away. By this time a strong wind sprung up, and tho flames began to sweep over Summer and Kingston Mrwts, and despite tho exertion of the firemen, communicated communicat-ed u the buildings opposite the corner of Summer and Otis streets and in lew (ban half an hour the fl iuioe burst out of the ronls and all up and down the broud aud immense Ktructurcs. ; By this time the wiud bad increased nearly to a gale, and the flumes having entire mastery swept irresistibly onward, driving tho firemen from every vantage ground, rendering all their exertions futile. Tho block oo which the fire started was ocoupicd by TibbetH, Baldwin & Davis, dry goods, A K Young & Co., shirt and corset froiory, and Damoo, Temple it Co., - lurnibhing goods. Notwithstanding Notwith-standing this great building was in an incredibly short space of timo completely com-pletely leveled, iLs destruction had not progressed far beforo tho flames and sparks from it had lodged upon all tho buildings rouad about thcro. Tho fire spread almost instantly iu three direction-; Grit to the adjoining blnek, then to Kmgstun block, graniio buildings occupied oc-cupied by wholesale deaKsra in various kinds of light merchandise, und all wcro cngultt-d in rapid succession. About 10 o'eloHt th3 llanios burst from the top of the buildings on Arch street a d.zrn doors from Summer street, and almost before the existence of the flame? in thin quarter wa.i known i tiny baU fj-p'td duwn through, tho building, and were bursting in a per- i t'ect torrent tfooi all tho windocs in i iioat of tbo fancy goods storo of Haw- ley, Folsom & Martin. The buildings build-ings in either directions were immense stone and granite structures, occupied mainly by laree wbolesalo dealers in dry goods, clothing, fancy goods, furnishing goods, millinery, etc The Everett block and an imposing granite block, corner of Otis and Summer Sum-mer streets, was soon in flames, and now the fire began to creep steadily up both sides of Summer street, crawling from roof to roof opposite the Everett and enveloping tho adjoining buildings almost in a moment. By this timo the entire roof of the Everett b'oek was a sheet of flames, sending high into the air lurid columns of flame and burning brands. The flames then stretched acrons nanvw Aroh etreet, and moved rapidly up towards Washington street, sweeping away a score of wholesale whole-sale bnuscs. Situated on the thoroughfare, thorough-fare, Winthrop square, the very centre of tho great wholesalo trade' of tho city, embracing some of the most costly mercantile buildings ever erected in this oountry, and occupied by such great firms as James M. Beebo it Co., Stewart A Co., Anderson. Heath & Co., and forty or fifty others, was before 10 o'clock ono mass of ruins. Kingston street, from 14 to 18 inclusive, inclu-sive, was occupied by oommitsioo houses, which are destroyed. On this Btrcetweresomedwellingswhich escaped About 11 o'clock the scene in Lincoln, Essex, South, Federal and othor streets in that immediate neighborhood was one of the saddest of tho night Hundreds Hun-dreds of men, women and children, hurrying along, laden with ovcry variety vari-ety of goods ; behind them iho roaring flames, lapping up their houses before thoy could get half or even a quarter ! of their goods in the street even. The i firo extended on both sides of Lincoln j street On Russia wharf all tho build-1 ings, mostly used by r&g paper and junk merohants, were destroyed. There were no vessels lying at this wharf At Bobbins' wharf a schooner was deitroyod, as were the coal sheds and . a large quantity of lumber on the pier. , The wharf of the Hartford and Eric railroad was burned, as also was the tho passenger station of this company at the foot of Summer street- At 2, p.m. a hasty visit in tho neigh-1 borhood of th,e eoqthern boundary of the fire revealed tho raot that the flames had not extended far up Kings-: Kings-: ton and Colombia it reels in a southerly j direction but had burned along tho. cns pj" these streets making progress ! over Broad strmet to the yater front All through South Coye district,whcre wooden buildings are numberless, there were in action numerous steamers to prevent the spread of the fire sideways and to keep it out of the thickly populated popu-lated district. The U. S. hotel -was 1 tho nearest public building in tfre- lipo 1 of the fire spreading sideway and i many occupants were active moving i trunks aud and other small baggage to i places more seeur. J vjtf to Summer Sum-mer street shoved the fire to have ad- vanced on the south side as far west as Hover's dry goc4s store tho upper portion of which was then on lire, Tho wind had moderated some but the Are seemed eating its way northward -along; Washington street.." After re-pcatad re-pcatad Swlicjtatipps on the part of business busi-ness men, owners oF real e-taia and others, cheif -engineer Damrell, just before two o'clock, gave orders to rope off the streets leading into Milk street, preparatory 4a blowing up buildings on the south side of that street. A. body of U. S. -marines from tbo navy yard marched tip Washing toil street about i o' ulook and tendered their services ser-vices on police duty which wrec immediately imme-diately accepted Shortly- after two o'clock: a meeting of citizena was held in tbo mayor's parior of the C;ty Hal! mayor Gaston being present and-chief engineer Damrell occupying the obair. Ija motion of goner1!! Wm. L. Burt a detail of citiaens was authorised to tako charge of all the streets leading- directly to the fire and tn have exclusive control con-trol of them with the assistance of the police with the authority to take any auction thy migb ponsjdor advisable. The blowing up of buildings on South street waa of no apparent benefit, for the flames leaped the gap almost instantly in-stantly the buildings being close to the main fire. Trains were laid in Federal street about 2 o'oloek and the street immediately cleared for action. At 3:45 the destruction of buiiding3 in the path of the conflagration by the eiplosion of gun powder was begun in good earnest the shocks Bbaking the city to the rbunqation. ft hat bpoame quite evident that this was the only i possible way to Blop the progress of : tho Are, as, although the firemen worked with a will, their efforts were powerless. At 4:05 a most terrific explosion took place which undoubtedly did good service. At 4:30 buildings on Devonshire Btreet were blown to atoms. Tho 1 'Transcript' ' building oaught fire just before 4 o'clock the flames bursting into the rear and spreading with such rapidity that all hope of saving it was at once dispelled. At 4 o'oloek the fire extended from Washington street on tho west to the wharf oo the cast, and from Milk on tbo north to tbo Hartford and Erie R R, bridge on tho south, the area of the burnt district being roughly estimated at '200 acres. Tbo estimate of well known real estato men is that the loss on the building will average twelve dollars per loot for this area and therefor we have a grand total loss on buildings alone of upwards of one hundred millions. So fierce was tho march of the flames and so irresistible that merchants on Olive street when first made aware of tho danger essayed to i movo their goods, but could not on account of the heat, and so they burned burn-ed where thoy wero. At ao early hour the State printing office was destroyed. By five o'clock a.m. the progress of tho fire eastward was checked, and also in a great measure toward tho south-east, the extreme limit in that direction being the Hartford and Erie railroad depot, the fire extending, however out ou the road, and burning the bridge It then ran along Broad street to the India wharf, and taking in all the intermediate in-termediate wharves, and destroying a few vessels. As before stated, all residences on Kiogstone Btreet escaped destruction, and the same is tho case on Lincoln street All residences in tbo Fort Hill sootion, inoludiog Gridlcy, High, and Broad streets, were destroyed, destroy-ed, rcLdcring hundreds of families homeless and dostitutc. On Washington Washing-ton street tin fire was ohcoked by fivo o'clock this morning. In a southerly direction it had not reached beyond Summer street The buildings on tho southerly side of tho latter street remained standing, and those west of them wore untouched by tho flames, with the exception of tho three nearest on Cbauncey struct, wbiohwero bumod out, though tbo walls remained. On Washington street tbo butldiug of the American watch company was completely gutted, but (bo walls remain re-main standing. North of this, on the same side of Washington street, all the buildings were destroyed as far an the "Transcript" office, though portions por-tions o the walls of some buildings were left. Both Washington and Summer Sum-mer streets are filled with debris to the depth of sovcral cot. A portion from Trinity ohureh Is standing aloao to mark the location of tbn late beautiful edifice. Beforo fivo o'clock to lire crossed Water stroet It caught upon tho window casing and root of Simmons' Sim-mons' block, in which was tbo Boston car spring company office and the Hide, and Leather bank, and before an hour tbo wbolo building was enwrapped in flames. At a quarter to oiz tho build ing opposite the corner of Congress street, where was the National bank and W. E. Lawrcnco k Co.'s store, caught, and iu ten minutes all hope of savin it was gono. About six o'clock tho (iro struck tho oorner of Federal and Milk streets, and hegau to spread towards Kilby and Broad streets. Stato, Devonshire, Congress and Kilby btrucii,und Congress Square, wero, as tar as rnorubanduo was oon-:crned, oon-:crned, on wheels and afoot, for everybody every-body was moving whatever was portable. A largo party of men wad engaged (earing down signs iu tho vicinity of Milk, Broad, and Kilby Htreetn, and iround Liberty squaro. The buildings Lotaiiy destroyed on Devonshire street between Milk and Water etrccta wcro tho Home Insuranco company, the Eastern Express enmpany, and tho National Bank of Ommonwoalth. Attempts to blow- up some ot the buildings wore unsuccessful, the force wasting itself through the windows and shattering those of the adjacent buildings, build-ings, but leaving the walls unscathed. A visit to tho Horth end of the fire at seven o'clock, showed it was not progressing with anything liko its previous rapidity, having advanced not more than a hundred (bat into Congress street," between Water' and State streets, during the preceding hour and a half. J The heat had none of that fierce und tumble intonUy which had been devouring buildings so inpldly. The same stato of affairs was found to exist on Milk street. The buildings on the southern side of tbo street below Pearl street, which hnd caught ascarlyas half-past five o'clock, were burning slowly in comparison' with, the majority of their near neighbors westj and their, walls, rero all intact. An immeusc number of streams otr water wcro being tcrr.od on the fire : from every possible point, an .engine from some other city or town being seen at every corner, and these seem to be having" a good e fleet. It was ! rumored about sir o'clock that old" South.- ohurob bad- boen mined, I in read io ess. to blow up, but on J inquiry it was found those in charge I hud resolved to mk matters on that oorner, and look to the protection on tbo heavy walls of the "Tranpoript" j ; office opposite Tho "Transcript" did not remove any mnterial which was packed, however, and lowored into the 1 collar." Some of it may bo saved from . destruction. The "Post" building will i be nearly destroyed, although its walls I may remaio standing. All effort at i estimating losses and insurance are fu-j fu-j tile at this time. At a quarter beforo j nine the fire had reached in nearly a straight lino from Congress street through Lind, all to Kslby street and Liberty Square, both sides being on fire, The merchant's cschnnso and post oflico arc, gono The mails, however how-ever aro saved. The post office will open in Fanuol hall to morrow by 11 o'clock. The progress of tho fire towards the wator io the direotion of Kilby and Central streots seemed to be effectually stopped and sUeaujit of water were used in extinguishing the flames among the ruins wbioh at present have the appearance of utter desolation. The conflagration was got under control about pne q'olqak u-iu. having ip tbo space of fifteen 'hours destroyed hundreds hun-dreds of the costliest iind inost substantial substan-tial warehouses iu tho oountry and temporarily paralysing throe of the leading mercantile interests, tho shoe and leather, and dry goods trade. It i said there is not one wholesale fhoo and leather establiiibmcot left in Bos ton. Tbo wool trade has suffered in an equal degree and tho dry goods and jobbing houses left are few and far betwowi. ' Tiio ninth, reciraerj. with detachments irom' qther regiments amounting to l,2u0 men, are on duty for the protection of property and the preservation of ordef. A meeting of prominent citizens -was hold at the City Hall this p.m., presided over by mayor Gaston. Encouraging speeches wero made and energetic aotion is urged in order to alleviate me. suffering tod needy. . . Boston. 10, 3 p.m. Tbo fire was got well under coutiol a litjlc after mid-diy and b,as not extended sinoe. Thcioliowing arc the general boundaries bound-aries of the conflagration. The whole length and both sids of Summer street, across Fcder il and nearly down to Drake's wharf, and thence in nearly a direct line to Fort Hill,- along Hamilton and Battery to Kilby street ar far as Lindall and Central stroets, and from Milk to Summer on Washington Wash-ington street within these bound-r aries sn nra of nearly ?0 acres every bailding is ontireiy consumed. The old South Charch has escaped. Chicago profferc, by telegraph, sympathy sympa-thy and aid. Fire engines, by special train from New York,- arrived this morning. The lo:-o is now estimated at from eighty millions to ninety millions, mil-lions, and insurance from ten to twelve millions. A good many persons wore injured and Beveral killed. The following follow-ing is a partial list of tho losses : Mo-reau Mo-reau & Co., 200,000, Furlcy, Amsden 4 Co., 25Q,000, Klous & Co., 250,000, Wyman, Aoklay ii Co., iUU,00U, Mitchell, Green & Stevens 250,000, Eager, Bartlett & Co., 200,000, A. B. North & Son 100.U00, lib odes cy Ripley Rip-ley stock 150, UOu. on building dO.uOO, Maflin, Mullen iElms 200,000, Harding Hard-ing Bros. & Co., 250,000, Geo. Lide, Carter & &o., 35,000, Smith, Richard-6on Richard-6on & Carson 80. WO, Geo. McGlasier 200,000, B. L. 8olomoos ,t Co., U50,-000, U50,-000, Houghton, Perkins A; Ward 400,-000. 400,-000. Parker, Wilder k Co., 250,000, A, T- Stowart & Co., 300, GOO, Cembali Cem-bali & Co., 50,000, Simons Bros., 100,-000, 100,-000, D. Lyons & Co., 40,000, Woil Bros. & Dreiffus 100,000, Phillips, Shorman & Co., SO.OOO, C. E. Kiog & Co., 200,000. MarrRros, 100,000, E. C. Dyer 60,000, Maokintyre, Lanier fc Co., 150,000, Barnes, Ward & Ce., 300,000, Gushing Bliss 75.000 Vhitton, Burdctt and Young, $350,-000, $350,-000, Leland. Wheclock k Co., $75,000, Sawyer, Mansfield & Co., $125,000, Wheelook. Anderson & Co., 200,000, Brown, Dutton, & Co., 300-000. 300-000. Champney, Bros, i Co., 150,000, N. W. Farwcll, 50.000, Chamberlain, Currier & Co., lOO.OoO, Knowles fc Leland, 75,000, Anderson, Keith, & Co., 400,000. Bowen, Moore & Co., 10,000, A. K. Young & Co., 75,000, Damon, Temple & Co., 100,000, Tib-betts, Tib-betts, Baldwin ft Davis, 30,000, Pragcr, Boch & Co., 200,000, Alton, Lano & Co., 250,000, Mason, Tuck, & Co., ! 175,000, D. C. Griswold, 200,000, Sampsom, Hall fc Co., 75,000, Ordway, i Blodgett & Co., 300,000, Danfortb, Clark & Co., 250,000, Converse, Harding &, Co., 3U0.0O0, J. C. Burrago & Co., 200,000, Borne, Cannon & Co,, 75,000, C. B. Grinncll & Co., 20,000, Goo. S. Winslow $ Co., 200,000, A. S. Pratt, 20,000, 11. Judson & Co., 10.000, Bliss, Whiting, MoKcloa & Co., 200,0uo, Leland, Alton Batos, 300,000, H. Howo &, Co., 300,000, Smith, Stebbins, it Co., 200,000, Denny, Rice & Co., 300,000, Harding, Colley & Co., 35,000. Pierce, Hardiog t Co., 200.000, Uowing fc ; Grew, 75,000, Stafford, Mutto j & Wilson 250,000, Sargert, Brs. & Co. 50,000 A. Folsom & Sons 30,000, George N, Butler 50,000, Eugeno Cbalio 40,000, Mois, Cammond St Co. 150,000, Stylos, Beates & Homer 150,000, Ewiug,WiH) tV Fuller 5O,0O0i Rotbwcll, Sulhur, Potocr it Co. 150,-000, 150,-000, Jordan, Clark & Co. 150.000, Strey-kor Bros, 75,000, K. A. Mansfield Mans-field 10,000, Jantca S. Kirner $ Co. 20,000, Thomas Koilcy & Co, 250,000, David M. Hodglau 10 .000, Minor, Bealsit HaL'kot 50,000, 1J. I1'. Messenger Messen-ger & Co. 300,000, Chatlec Whitney 20,000, Lewis, Brown & Co, 50,000, Scavcry, Y osier & Bowman 125,000, Rtue,' Tucker Co. 20,000, C. F. Walker L Co. IUO.OuO, Morris & Milkinuin 10,000, Frexu. Phillips tCo., 200,000, Hallowoll & Coburn luO.000, Thomas 11. Tylc. 5,000, N. Parker & Dupoo loO.OOO, Rogers & io., 200.U00, Goorgo W. Bond & Co., 100.0U0, Hoiper Bros., 200,000, Gilbert, Gil-bert, Lovcjoy & Co., 150,0o0, Boston, 11, 2:35 a.m. Tbo fire bas again broken out iu (ho stores of Marsh & Co., Shnovo, Crump & Law, owolers. It is ragiug violently. It is boned, however, tho firo department will bo ablo to keep it under. The gas is going out all over tho city Boston, 3.a.m.-Tho tiro has broken out afresh from tbrco tcrriblo gas explosions in tbo roar of Jordan, Marsh & Co's. a'oro. Tho firo bas crossed Washington street towards Tom pie placo and gained rapidly. J t now looks as if wbolo blocks towards the common would go. JJostun, HO a.m, s ucen from tho Providence depot where tho Western Union Co., has established its oflico tho flames aro higher und apparently spreading. Tho rcpuru. are that the uho'e block on Vaahiuton aud Temple plaud w.il bu duuiruyud. Boston, -J.80 a.m. The firo broke out with renewed vigor abuuL midnight, mid-night, in almost the samo place where it first originated, caused by tho explosions explo-sions ot gas in the building ocoopied by William R. Stores & Co. on Summer Sum-mer atrooL The front walla of tho ' building wero blown into tho street and set firo to the storo whioh extended back into Central Court. Owing to frequent gas explosions the firomen were deterred from going close to tho burning building, but despito this the firemen soon had streams playing on the burning mass. From Stores' establishment the flames rapidly communicated com-municated tn their extensive building oorner of Summer and Washington streets, occupied on the ground floor by Mo.srs. (Shrievo, Crop A Low, jewelers jew-elers and dealers in gas fixtures. The upper stories were ocoupicd by Wheeler it Wilson's. wwingTOaohine workrooms, Lewcll &, Bro's, engravers, and tbreo oustom tailors. The e Sorts to stop the progress of the flames were unavailing. In less than a half hour the magnificent magnifi-cent block on the corner of Washing-ion Washing-ion and Summer streets waa destroyed. One gas explosion followed another in - rapid suJC6sion. A number of firemen , wero prostrated and scvoral. were i severely injured. A woman named i Mart la Hutchinson jumped from the second story to the pavamont and wns seriously injured. Hor recovery is ! considered doubtful. The speoial train 1 from Manchester, N. H., which arrived : in the city at five o'clock this morning, j brouL'ht two steam engines from tho I Amoskoag works and a hose carriage ! wiih men cnouch to ran all three. One ! steamer is a fell-propeller and worked 1 very handily: - The men were Irish ' and- went to work with great zeal. It was fortunate at this critical moment that the steamers came on haud for I ho warcr force at tho hydrants was very small and hardly enough to force the stream to the se-oond se-oond tory window.0.' Among tho arrivals ar-rivals was an engine company of 75 men from Biddcford, Maine. A range of threu utorv brick buildings, lately occupied by Jordan, Marsh, & Co., but withioa few days taken possession of by Crosby & Morse, who were to throw the whole into a grand store in oonncotion with the Washington street establishment, took fire and were very soon in flames Down Summer street the flames crept along steadily and at two o'clock only one building remained between the fire and Honey & Co.. In the buildjng back pf their premise it, situated" Parks' hotel, which now seema not only doomed to its own destruction, but threatens to bo the means of cominunioatiog the fire to Jordan A Marsh's retail budding ?qtj il 4v0il Btpeot property. Had the prqpei: authorities shut off the gas from the whole bqrnt district early Sunday mornioy, tho present dreadful visitation would have been avoided. All the property along the line of Washington Wash-ington street, which has now been destroyed, de-stroyed, would havo been saved if the explosion,' hsd ot qcyirrfid,. (f a.m. :Tne lire is u,nder aontrol and being kept in tho block botweeo Summer Sum-mer trnd Avon sircets. A firoman hB just fallen off the too of a building on Summer ThQ us was only shut off frota a part of the city. Perfect Per-fect order was maintained in the streets. There were three explosions of gas at half past three a.m. The people begin be-gin to be relieved from the terrible excitement ex-citement of uncertainty regarding the spread of the fire. Chicago, 11,11:10, a m, 4 speoial from hp'ew York, wopimdhcre, says a dispatch to iho "Kveniog Telegram" from Boston says tho tire bas rekindled and is sweeping toward, the ooqjmon. Boston, 1, noon. There is no truth in the report, that the fire is spreading. 1 has not extended sinoe '2 p.m., yes-urday yes-urday cscept the burning of six build-ingjearly build-ingjearly this morning oocaaoned by an explosion of gas. ew York, 11. Th Boston lire, is the subject of editorials In all the morning papets, The "Tribune" says: "If it is within the power of the seoretary seo-retary of the treasury to afford temporary tem-porary wlief to the sufferers let him do it immediately, and report his action to coDgrcss, with the reasons, and an act immediately will doubtless be passed. pas-sed. The "Times" says; "Boutwell may" Undoubtedly bo rcitcd upou to prevent tho government securities, which will neoes3arily be thrown upon the market, from becoming the sport of speculators. Another action which can be legitimately expected from him is to at once relieve tha monetary and financial pressure which will unquestionably unques-tionably be exerted." The "HerahT'says "The secretary of tho treasury assures the public that the government will use its influence on the money market The situation should be Tiewed ooolly, and oalmly by everybody. Excitement will only aggravate the case, The "World" sa.ya judge Richardson, Richard-son, assistant secretary of the treasury, announces himself on duty to stave off a possible financial panic from the Bos ton fire. This is the only time for him and secretary Boufwelf to publioly forswear to again inflate currency. Let seoretary Boutwell and assistant seoretary seore-tary Richardson make haste to give a public pledge that thoy will not add to this visitation- by fire, the calamity of an inflation. One devastation is all the coui.try oin boar. Tho ''Sun" says: From very good souroes wo are informed that government govern-ment will com to the relief of the public, pub-lic, and it is not unlikely that ten million mil-lion or fifteen million bonds will be reissued if such an amount be necessary to avert another ChioHgo disaster. Now York II. The "Times" publishes pub-lishes the following list of oompanies having risks in Boston and the full amount of risk in tho whole oity, though it is impossible to tell the losses of each of the New York insurance companies. fcna 1,220,045, American Exchange 377,500, Artie 854,000, Citizens, of New York I2ti,S00, City Fire 35,450, Columbia Firo 95S.916, Commerce, of Albany 104, 975, Commerce, Com-merce, of New York 1,048,845, Commercial Com-mercial 541,792, Commercial Mutual 320,000, Continental 1,309,827, Corn Kxchango 5SI,-i5ti, Fire-nans 1,444,-87ii, 1,444,-87ii, Gormania 1,098 212, Olcnn's Falls 44.005, Great Western Marine 10,578,644, Guardian Fire 1,446 278, Hanover Fire 603,673, Hoffman Fire 61,0U0,Homo 3,429,01 7, Hopo 444 909, International 1,849,927, Lorillord Fire 2.063.0S5, Market 1,314.349, Mercantile Mercan-tile Mutual 5,757,0-19, Merohants Fire 147,487, National d3'J,4-13, js'ow York Firo 1.(75.850, Oriont Mutual 5,529,637, Ph-vaix, of Brooklyn ' 4,766,737, Relief 541,400, Republic Re-public 1,272,633, Standard Fire 1,-991,163, 1,-991,163, Star 206,970, St. Nioholas , 132,500, Tradcsmens 1,084.891, West- 1 Chester NcwRoohcllo 1,229,106 total 57, i b9, 553. insurance companies in other States Aetna, of Hartford. Con-uccticut, Con-uccticut, 4,693,098. AUemania, Clcvo-(fnd, Clcvo-(fnd, Uhio, 106,93-1 America, Philadelphia, Phila-delphia, 2.U18.732, Andes, Cincinnati, suspended, 1,091,711, Chart or Oak, Hartford, Connecticut, 4'.tS,523, Dola-waro Dola-waro Mutual Safety of Philadelphia, 17,003.621, Eastern, Bangor, Mo , 1 -205.67, Kquitab'o, Providence, R I., 21 9, ,02, Lquitabfo of Philadelphia, 6 0-9, i'uoman's Fund of San Kran-oiMju, Kran-oiMju, 1,29,1,48. Franklin Firo of Philadelphia Phil-adelphia 4,484,372. Hartford Firo of Uarttord, Connecticut, 4 102,099, liarttord Steam Boiler Inspection, llaittord, Conn., 997.950, Insuranco Company of North America, Phila , 35,o9,326, Lj coming fire, Munoie, la., Authority Revoked, 1,012,138, Merchants, Providcnco, R. I., 200,833, Narragansett, providence, firo aud marine. 4,382,892, National Bangor, Me., 2, (s4,23S, Pbconix, Hartford, Cl, 3 1,3;)8, Sun, Cleveland, 203,750, Union San Francisco, 1,727,664, Union Mutual, Philadelphia, firo and marine, ma-rine, 619.42S, total 5,415,811, roreigo (j08' Commercial, London, 706,473, Imperial Firo, London, 6,-087,150, 6,-087,150, Liverpool, London and Globe, North British and Mercantile, London and Edinburgh, 3,705,512, Quccd Firo, Liverpool, 2.31)0,352. Royal, Liverpool, Liver-pool, 8,337,109 Total 20,228,362. s rand total 169",433,726 Boston, II. A batallion of cavalry hai been added to tho military guard of tbo burning district, whioh now numbers 1,500. Attempts sf. robbfiry and inocnUulfii( nro lo b: Fumninrily dealt with. The ttroctrf aro aliuisr im passable, from tho crowd in tho vicinity of the lire. (July three of the fowii banljH burned out I'r.ilyd o spiio at thd X'lifiqi! i;ol(se (,,-Uy, ihj Shaw mut, Fircuiau'tJ aud North America being unable to got at thoij; vaulUj Tho Mount Vernon, Hide and Lea'her, and Everett banks wcro saved, but lost their valuables. New York, 11. Knots of peoplo are assembled on the Btrcets to day coo rersing upon tho disaster at Boston, Bos-ton, and general expressions of sympathy sympa-thy are heard everywhere. All insurance insur-ance companies have bullotined statements state-ments of their losses and standing, of which the annexed is a copy. 'F:na, (Hartford) loss less than a million, as-twts as-twts 5,250,000. Relief, New York, loss 56,000, capital unimpaired. Williamsburg city loss 90.000, assets 559,000, Resolute, loss 10,000, Commercial, Com-mercial, loss 114,000, assets 340,000, Columbia, loss 75.000, assets, 440,000, Star, loss 150,000, assets 40.000, Mechanic's, Me-chanic's, loss 5,000, Fireman?, loss 5,000, Lafayette, loss 5,000, Phofoix, loss 450,000, assets 2,032, 191, Adriatic, loss 75.000, assets 80.000, Niagara, loss 500,000, assols 1,000, OOO.Livcrpool & London k Globe, loss 600,000, this company roooived a dispatch from London to pay losses and draw on the Liverpool offije. Queen of Liverpool and London loss about 300, 000, Hope, loss about 50,000, Amcrioan Central 15,000, Farmer's Mutual, York, Pa., 5,000, Pennsylvania underwriters, 15,001), American, 30,000. assets 125,-000, 125,-000, London Assurance. 100,000, Pennsylvania. 300. 000, assets 120,000, Globe, 15,000, Orient, 150,000, National, Na-tional, 150,000, Exchange loss 15,000, Aetna, New York, loss 30,000, Tradesman's, Trades-man's, 240.000, - assets 45,000, StL Nicholas, 15,000, National, 120,000, assets 675,000, Lorillards unimpaired. Tho "Spectator" saya -nearly every Boston company has gone. The Albany, Al-bany, American, Metropolitan, Safeguard, Safe-guard, Manufacturer's and Buildor'B, New York and American, Chicago, North Missouri and Northwestern National Na-tional lose nothing, Continental of New York not over 500,000,. Hanover 375,-000, 375,-000, Imperial 650,000, North British 1 ,000,000, American, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 360,000 each, Franklin, Philadelphia, 500,000, Guardian, New York, 50,000, Amazon and Triumph, Cincinnati, Ohio, 60,00 eaoh, Atlantic, Atlan-tic, Brooklyn. 30,000, Washington, New York, will lose its surplus, Mon-tauk Mon-tauk 5,000, Merchants, New York, 50,000, Stuyvosant nothing, International, Interna-tional, New York, 300,000, Home, N. Y., S0O.00Q. rovidenoo companies will lose heavily, without exception. Washington, D. U, 11. The seoretary seore-tary of tho treasury this morning received re-ceived a telegram from the president of the Merchants' bank of Boston, saying there is no reason for a panic if tho bankB stand firm. The loss ia large, but it falls. on persons generally able to stand it- Aether telegram to the seoretary f.om New York, this morning, morn-ing, says the disposition to create a panio is abated, and tho writer suggests that there is no need for the secretary to d,' anything financially. " New York, 11. Stooks have been panicky all the morning. Prices are five and ten per cent, lower. Suspensions Sus-pensions are reported of S. V, Whale, Pallott, Perry k Co., H. R. Wilcox, and R J- Kimball k Co., whose account of stockB had been sold out under the 'T0- The market now is steadier and the worst seems to be over. Washington, ll. Information has been received that the treasury has sustained no losses by its papers or books being uninjured. .Chicago, 11, A meeting of citizens this afternoon voted $100,000 for the relief of the Boston sufferers and appointed ap-pointed a committee headed by Robert Laird Collier to convoy the sum to Boston. They leave this evening vfith the cash. . . , - , - Private advioes received here from New York state that fears of a panic are removed. Boston, IL Our iosoranoo companies compa-nies will be able to pay aa average of about 50 percent, oq their risks. Capitalist Capi-talist are coming forward so liberally with offers for a fund that thAr U some prospect ol their going on without with-out suspension. Their average losses are in the neighborhood of five hundred thousand dollars.The savings hanks are all secure. Tbo"vcning Transcript"will appear to-day printed at the "Globe" office. The new fire was got fully under control about 4 a.m. Jordan & Marsh's store was Baved, though at one time declared a hopeless case. Shreve, Crump k Low burned out. -The last fire was caused by the explosion of gas about midnight. The report was heard all over the oity. Several other explosions explo-sions of gas, apparently in sewers, occurred oc-curred soon after the fire broke out, shattering the plate glass in Shreve, Crump & Low's store, and upheaving the surfaoe of the earth so as to crack the pavement deeply. Despite these terrific outbursts the firemen maintained main-tained their position in Summer street, doing good service. Only twenty-five Boston firemen were on duty last night, the main force being relieved by th gallant men who sallied from all quarters. Between eleven and twelve about a hundred and sixtj Norwich, Conn., firemen arrived, accompanied ac-companied by the mayor and ohief engineer of that city. Twenty-two New Haven firemen also came on last nicht, headed by their chief engineer. From Biddeford, Maine, Bridgeport, New Bedford, and other places oamo eagei offers ot assistance. . On every hand there were brave, generous men from all the towns and cities about us, working work-ing with all their strength to stay the progress of the terrible enemy. The morning papers aro almost exclusively filled with details of the great conflagration. confla-gration. . The "Advertiser" says tho loss is eighty millions. The "Journal" gives a full Hgt of individual losses and estimates. Tho total is qonsiderably over a hundred millions. Iho "Owl" train from New 1 ork, duo at four this morning, arrived at seven with several oar loads of roughs and thieves bo cleaned out all the refreshment saloons e route and committing other outrages. Tho niilU tary lorcc m Boston wilt bo increased u necessary. New York, 4. Bostoniaos have very generally Jolt for homo. The hotels are bare of them to-day.