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Terrific conflagration in Charleston, S. C.the fire still raging.Churches, public buildings, and private residences Levelled to the ground.the Charleston Theatre entirely consumed.appalling distress among the Inhabitants.&c. &c. &c. Branchville, S. C., Dec. 12. --About nine o'clock last night the alarm rang out, calling upon the citizens of Charleston to quell the beginning of a fire, which, in the subsequent extent, and rapidity of its ruinous sweep, will compare with the most terrible conflagration which ever visited the American continent. Before ten o'clock the fire was raging at different points in the lower part of the city. The buildings in the neighborhood were mostly of wood: old, and closely built; and surrounded by small out-buildings, exceedingly inflammable in their character. As tenement after tenement was enveloped in the fast spreading flames, the panic became awful. Thousands of poor, bewildered families were driven, suddenly, from their homes, destitute
The very latest. Charleston, Dec. 12. --Five o'clock P. M.--The fire has been raging all day, and thousands of houseless persons are huddled in groups about the city. A special train left Augusta, this afternoon, with provisions and other necessaries for the sufferers here. The Mills Houses is now in flames, and there has been great destruction to-day. The raging fire still continues its desolating sway.
[special Dispatch to the Richmond Dispatch]Northern news. Secretary Seward's letter to Minister Dayton--Com. Wilkers's official report — Congressional, &c. Norfolk, Dec. 12. --The following items of news are taken from latest Northern papers received here: Washington, Dec. 10.--Secretary Seward's letter to Minister Dayton, of France, is out. He is very anxious to abolish privateering. Thouvenel is chary. Seward rejects his proposition of neutrality. Commodore Wilkes's official statement, about Mason and Slidell, charges the British agent with complicity in their escape to Europe. Mr. Pendleton, of Ohio, moved that Congress alone shall have the power to suspend the writ of habeas corpus. He spoke at length upon his resolution. It was afterwards tabled by a vote of four to one. New York, Dec. 10.--Cotton firm but unchanged. Sales of 1,800 bales at 31a31½. Stock exchange — U. S. coupons $93a93¾; Virginia 6's $67a6
From Washington. Nashville, Dec. 12. --We have intelligence from Washington up to the 6th inst. The latest dispatch from Secretary Seward to Minister Adams, is dated Washington, Nov. 11th. It shows the diplomatic relations between England and the United States at that time. Mr. Seward says: "The case in regard to the rights claimed by insurgents in England substantially stands thus: Every moral power, every commercial power, except one' practically excluded them from these ports, except when distressed; and they are not allowed to land or visit the other ports for any longer time than 24 hours for coaling, and then only for 24 hours consumption.--Great Britain, as we are given to understand by the audience of Earl Russell, allows these pirates to visit English ports and stay at their own pleasure, and receive supplies without restraint. We find it difficult to believe that the Government of Great Britain will continue this exceptionable course after full deliberation of its
Latest from Missouri. Memphis, Dec. 12. --One of the Lincoln gunboats is announced to be aground below St. Louis. Ice is now drifting down the Mississippi. Gen. Halleck issued a savage proclamation on the 6th inst., announcing that he will shoot all rebels captured as spies. Many Unionists from Southwest Missouri are in St. Louis in a deplorable condition, and say that it was caused by Gen. Price's army. The Democrat recommends that those persons be quartered in the families of the rebels in St. Louis. A Confederate force, 12 miles from Paducah, on Monday, captured 340 hogs and 75 head of cattle, destined for the Federal army.
From Kentucky. Nashville, Dec. 12. --A special dispatch to the Union and American of this city, dated at Bowling Green on yesterday, states that a small body of Federals crossed Green river at Woodsonville, this morning. Terry's Texas Rangers drove them back, and killed one of them. Four thousand Federals are at Munfordville, preparing to cross. A fight or a foot-race is imminent.