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LONDON CORRESPONDENCE.

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SOMETHING LIKE A FOSSIL.

THE EXPERIENCE OF A TICKET-OF-LEAYE…

MILITARY DIVORCE CASE.

THE GREAT FIRE AT BRUGES.

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THE GREAT FIRE AT BRUGES. A fire broke out in Government House, situated in the Grand Place of Bruges. The burning pieces were carried a considerable distance by the wind, and as the devastating element made its progress the dome on the roof fell in, and what a short time before was a scene of activity and preparation for a large ball, tbe first given by the new governor, was in a few short hours nothing but a waste of blackened walls, the whole of the front part, comprising the principal apartments among them, and the handsome ball room, in which elaborate preparations forthe ball had already been made, being completely gutted. If this fire had occurred in London three or four powerful engines would probably have extinguished it in a couple of hours, but the wretched apologies for fire engines at Bruges are almost useless, and the only really emcient one, ef English manufacture, had to be despatched from Ghent by special train. The origin of the fire is at- tributed to two causes. Workmen were busv till two a m. preparing for the ball, though it seems certain that it was either from some accident to the gas or from the overheating of the calorif&re, which is said not to have been used for eleven years, that the fire happened. The new gevernor, who has only been a few months in office, is much to be pitied. Since his arrival he has been endeavouring to make himself as popular as possible at Bruges, and this ball would no doubt have been a great success.

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ATTEMPT TO SjdOOT fHEfMASTER…

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THE KAFFIR WAR.,;; --,ARBIVAL…

THE NEW POPE. .

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THE EASTERN QUESTION. |I

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'''"JS PARLIAMENTARY INTELLIGENCE.

A MODERN MIRACLE. I

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