Incendiaries at work.
--Monday night was distinguished by the happening of several fires, proving conclusively that they could not have been all the result of mere accident.--The first alarm, about 9 o'clock, was caused by the burning of a pile of rubbish in the back cellar of the Marshall Hotel
, occupied by Wm. H. Davidson
, which was soon extinguished.
There was no entrance to the cellar save by the front on Broad street. The watchmen discovered the fire and put it out Several casks of prime liquor was stowed near the fire.
The alarm at 10 o'clock was caused by the burning of a row of four wooden tenements on the street in rear of Antilotti's garden, near the Central
It was owned by the Messrs.
, and one tenement was occupied by a female of undoubted reputation.
No doubt the torch of the incendiary had something to do with this fire also.
The property was insured, and the fire department protected the surrounding tenements from destruction.
The alarm of fire at half-past 2 o'clock on the same night, was caused by the partial destruction of Chas. Heisz
's shoe store, (Broad street,) and the total destruction of the furniture store of Thos. T. Owens
, the confectionery store of M. May
, the store of S. Heller
, confectioner, and of P. Chick
, shoe dealer.
's confectionery store, next to the corner store, occupied by M. Fleischer
, was badly damaged.
The fire is said to have originated in M. May
's store, who was insured.
The other parties who were burned out succeeded in removing the greater portion of their goods.
The tenements were of wood, and of comparatively small value.
They belonged to Wickham
's estate, and were insured.
All the property destroyed on Monday night, singular to say, was located on Broad street.