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The great fire in Charleston.The painful anxiety and excitement attendant upon the recent great public calamity at Charleston are beginning to calm down, and the people of that city, looking the worst in the face, are bravely preparing to grapple with the new difficulties they have now to encounter. We take the following from the Charleston Courier, of the 14th instant: We visited the ruins yesterday, and the scene of desolation and ruin that presents itself is, indeed, saddening. From the foot of Hassell street, on Cooper river East, to the end of Tradd, on the Ashley, running West, the conflagration has made a clean sweep of some of the finest public buildings and private residences of our city. Only a portion of the walls and blackened chimneys, with here and there a grate in its original position, and the remnants of pillars, are left standing in the dismal waste, which a few days ago was the scene of busy life and happy homes. The extensive carriage manufactory of Mr. John Artman, in Archdale street, was totally consumed. Mr. Artman's loss is estimated at between $20,000 and $30,000. His insurance was only $3,800 in the Charleston Insurance and Trust Company. The dwelling of Mrs. M. G. Artman, valued at $4,000 and insured only for $2,400, was also destroyed. In addition to the destruction of the Public School, in Friend street, the conflagration swept away almost every building on the street. Among them is the range of brick dwellings of W. P. Shingler, valued at $10,000, and insured in the Charleston Insurance and Trust Company for $3,500. The other principal sufferers in this street were as follows: W. Y. Leitch, residence adjoining the Cathedral. House, furniture and clothing all destroyed. House insured in the Charleston Insurance and Trust Company for $6,200. Dwelling of Mrs. Louisa Belser, owned and occupied by Mrs. Belser. Henrietta White, dwelling destroyed, also the following dwellings: Dwelling of Capt. Thomas Surtis. Dwelling of Miss Gracia Bay, occupied by Mrs. C. Mathews. Dwelling of Mrs. Berry and children. Dwelling of Miss Mackey. Dwelling of Mrs. S. F. Wilson. Dwelling of Mrs. Cohen. Dwelling of Mrs. Holmes. Dwelling of Miss E. Pringle. Dwelling of R. W. Cogdell, occupied by W. T. White. Dwelling of Michael Welsh. Dwelling of T. O'Brien, belonging to trust estate of H. Horibeck. Dwellings of Gen. John Schnierle. Dwelling of estate of Josiah S. Payne, occupied by Dr. Sams. Dwelling of Francis Lance, occupied by Mrs. E. M. Doar. Dwelling of Mrs Brightman, occupied by Jacob Williams. Dwelling of Col. Anderson, occupied by Capt. R. J. Jeffords. The following are some of the principal sufferers in Pinckney street, which we omitted yesterday: Charles M. Olsen, Fitzsimmons & Co., Wm. S. Henerey, Joseph Prevost, Dr John F. Shaffner, Miss Mary Ann James, Estate of J. Hunter, M. C. E Lampe, T. C. Speissegger, John Campsen, Patrick Collins, Francis Police, Patrick Brady, Estate of P. McCormick, F. St. Marks, Estate of John McKee, Edward Collins, Thomas Maher, Wm. Ryan. Mr. Joseph Prevost's two houses were insured for $2,800. The following items of information have been handed in: W. Marscher, southeast corner of Market and State streets, wholesale and retail grocery store. Total loss. Stock partially insured.--House owned by Robt. Brodie. W. Brookbanks, gas-fitter, 115 King street. Part of the stock saved. Loss about $1,000. No insurance. House owned by John Seigling. Thomas Hancock, formerly estate of H. Hancock, Southeast corner of Queen and Mazyck streets. Bake-house and two dwellings consumed. Loss, $6,000. Insurance, $3,000. Dr. Oberhausser, corner of Linguard and Church-streets. Stock valued at $5,000. All consumed. Insurance, $1,000. House owned by Wm. Alken. John Kenny, 120 Tradd street, opposite Greenhill street. House owned and occupied by self. Wooden house, with brick basement. $3,000 insurance in the Royal Insurance Company of London, C. Atkinson &Co., Agents. The following are the principal sufferers in Council street, also omitted: Mrs. H. M. Holmes, Andrew W. Burnett, Wm. P. Holmes, C. Gerety. The house on East Bay owned by Mr. Edmund Bull, was occupied by Isaac Woolf, who lost furniture, clothing, &c. Mrs. E. C. Ravenel, 114 Tradd street. Three story brick house, totally destroyed. Insured in the Charleston Insurance and Trust Company for $9,700. The furniture was nearly all consumed. No insurance on furniture. Patrick Kiennen, soda water establishment, 70 State street. Loss $3,000. No Insurance. A. J. Salinas, house in Short street. Total loss. Johnson's Foundry, on Concord street. Insured for 2,000. Loss $2,500 to $3,000. Dr. Doniphan, 14 Pinckney street. Loss of clothing, furniture, &c., about $500. No insurance. The following are the principal sufferers in Clifford alley, by the destruction of property in this vicinity. All were swept away by the flames; R. Yeadon, W. Heins, Samuel Weston, T. W. Malone, Estate of John L. Hedley, Mr. C. Brady, Estate of A. Tobias. The following are the principal sufferers in Horibeck's alley, every house having been consumed: John Siegling, Dr. J. R. Solomons, Edward Horibeck, Daniel Horibeck, Dr. E. Horibeck, H. Buist, A. J. Rutjes, H. R. Sifley, Jno. Sifley, Caroline J. Greenland, Estate L. C. Pritchard, Mrs. Esther Plum. Samuel Weston, in Queen street. Four houses consumed, valued at $7,000. Only two of the houses were insured.
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