--The alarm of fire about four o'clock yesterday morning was caused by the burning of the sleepers under the hearth to a tenement on 9th street, between Broad and Marshall, adjoining what is known as the old "Swan Tavern" From the charred condition of the numbers supporting the heart and mantel place, it is supposed that the dire had been burning some time.
The occupant of the room was fortunately are use upon the first bursting out of the smother flames, or doubtless the whole row, with in contents, would have been destroyed.
A it was, a large portion of the flooring and weather-boarding was burnt, and the flames had considerable headway before they could be subdued.
Mrs. Henry Vance
, the occupant of the house, lost in the neighborhood of a thousand dollars' worth of furniture from damage by water, &c., included it which was a splendid looking glass
about six feet long, which was sheltered into atoms.