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Disastrous fire at Shaffer, Pennsylvania--the Greater part of the town destroyed.

Shaffer, Pennsylvania. December 25.
--At a quarter-past one o'clock this afternoon, fire broke out in the Ocean House. The flames spread, and in a short time the entire west side of the town, from Downey " Co.'s oil office to the post-office, was destroyed.

The Parsons Hotel was also burned, as were also all the shops and stables adjoining. Downey's office and all the buildings below Centre street were saved. The wind was favorable for the safety of the oil platforms, and no oil was burned.

During the excitement, a Mr. Park was short dead while quarrelling with his murderer who has escaped.

Ten stores and four hotels were consumed, and the bulk of the building in the town was destroyed.

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