--About 11 o'clock last Wednesday night the alarm of fire was given on the eastern suburbs of the city, and soon thereafter the firemen were astir and ready for service, but found that the conflagration was beyond their bounds, and that their machines could effect no good.
The alarm was caused by the burning of Mr. Joseph A. Seay
's residence, on 30th street, Church Hill
The fire, doubtless the result of carelessness on the part of a servant, originated in the kitchen, which was in a light blaze when first discovered, the cook woman narrowly escaping with her life.
Finding that the kitchen and its contents must be a total loss, the neighbors and a few soldiers set to work to save Mr. Seay
's furniture, but partially succeeded only, when the dwelling-house took fire and burned so rapidly that it was soon reduced to ashes.
's loss is an exceedingly heavy one for these times, as his houses could not be rebuilt for $10,000, and the lost and destroyed articles of furniture and wearing apparel
cannot now be replaced.
We understand he had no insurance.