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GREAT FIRE AT LIVERPOOL.

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GREAT FIRE AT LIVERPOOL. On Friday night a fire of a, very destructive cha- racter occurred on the premises of Messrs. Jeffery and Co., drapers, Compton-house, Church-street. The establishment was one or the most extensive in Liver- pool, and contained property of great value when the fire fifcst broke out. The fire was first discovered shortly after ten o'clock in the collar in Basnett- street, and the alarm was immediately given. The establishment had been closed for some hours, and as the time for the numerous assistants engaged in it to return for the night had not arrived, the majority of them were away. Some, however, had retired to bed, principally females, who, when roused from their slumbers by the fearful danger which me- naced them, scarcely knew what to do to save themselves. They were with difficulty got out by the police and firemen, most of them in their night-dresses, not having had time to put any addi- tional articles of attire on. One young lady, it is said, was seriously injured. The fire-engines and brigade men were soon on the spot after the alarm was given, and the firemen went to work with great vigour, but owing to the combustible nature of the stock the progress of the flames could not be easily checked. From eleven o'clock the fire raged with ex- traordinary fury, the flames lighting up the streets and squares for a considerable distance around, and large flakes of fire rising up and falling into the neigh- bouring streets. The roof and floors ultimately fell in, and the fire simply abated for the want of material to feed it, by which time nothing was left but the blackened walls. The loss is estimated at < £ 200,000.

AN INHUMAN MOTHER.

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