Emmitsburg, MD Town Fire, June 1863

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TERRIBLE CONFLAGRATION AT EMMITSBURG, MD.

A LARGE PORTION OF THE TOWN DESTROYED -- FIFTY-FOUR FAMILIES BURNT OUT.

On Monday night last, at about 10 o'clock a fire broke out iin our neighboring town of Emmitsburg, ten miles from this place, which was truly awful in its ravages. It commenced in the Livery establishment of Messrs. Beams & Guthrie, and spread with such rapidity as to defy all efforts to stay it. In its progress it consumed the properties of the following persons, and nearly in the order given:
JOHN P. ROWE, owner of the property occupied by the Livery, loss estimated at $800.
BEAMS & GUTHRIE, 9 horses, 1 cow, 2 hogs, vehicles, &c., burnt, $2,000.
JOHN BARRY, barn and stable, $600.
J. A. ELDER, barn and stable, $400.
LAWRENCE OWEN, house, shop, barn, &c., $4,000.
WILLLIAM WATERS, house and stable, $600.
DR. EICHELBERGER, house and stable, $4,000.
MICHAEL C. ADDELSPERGER, house and stable, $1,500.
JAMES F. ADDELSPERGER, his establishment, with goods, $3,000.
JAMES F. ADDELSPERGER, house and stable, $1,000.
DR. PATTERSON, house and stable, $4,000.
DANIEL G. ADDELSPERGER, house and stable, $2,000.
PATRICK KELLY, house and stable, store and goods, $6,000.
GEORGE BISHOP, house and barn, $700.
FRANCIS McGRAW, house and stable, $1,500.
JAMES HOSPELHORN, $3,500.
UPTON KOONTZ, house, shop and stable, $1,400.
CAROLINE ZIMMERMAN, house and shop, $1,500.
JACOB ECKCURODE, furniture, meat, &c., $700.
JACOB HARNER, house, $500.
JOHN HAUPT, house and stable, $500.
HUGH P. DAILEY, house and stable, $1,000.
DAVID MORRISON, house, $300.
SAMUEL WELTY, furniture, $150.
JOHN HOOVER, house and stable, $700.
WIDOW CUNNINGHAM, house, $900.
CHARLES SHIRKEY, furniture, &c., $400.
CHARLES DONNELLY, furniture, &c., $400.
JAMES L. WISE, house and barn, $2,000.
JOHN MILLER, house and barn, $4,000.
H. & G. WINTERS, house, $600.
JAMES KNOUFF, furniture, $300.
EDWARD ADAMS, furniture, $300.
JOSEPH OVELMAN, furniture, $300.
FRANK SMITH, house and barn, (not his hotel property), $1,000.
JESSE SEABROOKS, furniture, &c., $1,000.
MRS. KERRIGAN, furniture, $400.
MRS. ELI B. LEFEVER, furniture, $100.
JESSE H. NURSER, house and stable, $1,600.

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