Charleston, SC Steamer CHANCELLOR Fire, Jan 1889

A CARGO OF COTTON ON FIRE.

CHARLESTON, S. C., Jan. 4.---The steamer Chancellor, with a cargo of cotton, which was partly burned this morning, was filled with water by the fire department this afternoon and the work of pumping out commenced. The cargo is now being discharged. The fire was confined to 1,8000 bales of cotton in the forward compartment, all of which was damaged by fire or water. The loss, as yet unascertained, is fully covered by insurance with Lloyd's of London.

The New York Times, New York, NY 5 Jan 1889