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—B—Oft THE THAMES MYSTERY.

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A NATURALIST'S NOTES

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THE THAMES MYSTERY.

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- ------GREAT FIRE IN LONDON.

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GREAT FIRE IN LONDON. On Friday afternoon a fire broke out in tl,u Russia Dock, Surrey Commercial Docks, and, fanned by a brisk breeze, it quickly assumed immense proportions. The fire was accompanied by dense masses of black smoke, and at one time the flames extended in an unbroken line from 200ft. to 300ft. long. A strong force of the fire brigade was soon at work, but the heat of the flames and the density of the smoke rendered their operations difficult and dangerous. The fire continued to burn fiercely until three hours had elapsed, despite the united efforts of twenty brigade steamers, two steam floats, and the two manuals belonging to the dock company. From that hour the firemen got control of the main conflagration, and prevented its further extension. An area of timber sheds and stacks 280ft. by 150ft. was entirely destroyed, together with seven heavily-laden barges. The damage is estimated at over £ 60,000.

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MR. RUSKIN ON WALES.

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