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FmE AT A LONDON DISTILLEBy,-An alarm- ing fire broke out shortly after two o'clock in the morning, on the premises of Messrs. Nicholson, dis- tillers, St. John-street road, Clerkenwell. The fire engines were soon on the spot, and the fire was ulti- mately got under, though not before the cooperage, the building in which the fire originated, had been com- pletely destroyed, and several adjoining houses damaged. Fears were at one time entertained lest the fire should come into contact with the vats, and great excitement prevailed among the inhabitants of the neighbouring houses, who commenced to remove their furniture. EMIGRATION TO NRW ZEALAND.-Sir Julius Vogel, the Agent-General in London, has been in- structed by the New Zealaad Government to send out 5000 emigrants during the current year, consisting of domestic servants and agricultural labourers. The first ships will be despatched at the end of June. Boos, FLEAS, MOTHS, BEETLES, and all other in- sects are destroyed by KEATING'S INSECT DESTROYING POWDEE, which is quite harmless to domestic animals. In exterminating Beetles the success of this powder is extraordinary. P. is perfectly clean in application. Sold in tins Is. and 2s. 6d. each by all Chemists. EXTRAORDINARY BCENE.-An extraordinary scene has just been enacted at the head-quarters of the 5th Middlesex Militia, at Uxbridge. The re- cruits were ordered to assemble for sixty days' drill. The London contingent having arrived in the town almost in a body, they repaired to the stores for the purpose of passing the doctor and being supplied with uniforms. So anxious were they to get the preliminaries over that they became unmanageable. and actually fought for precedence. The staff ser- geants were not sufficiently numerous to keep them in order, and therefore obtained the assistance of the police, several of the most troublesome men being handcuffed and placed in the guardroom until their turn came for examination. A number of the men were rejected, principally on account of being medi- cally unfit for service, and these, on learning their fate, were most riotous. They were forcibly removed from the premises, but declared they would serve as militiamen whether they were fit or not, and at length resorted to pelting the successful men with stones. The affair now assumed a very serious aspect, but gentle measures ultimately had the desired effect, and the disappointed men proceeded to the town, where they consoled themselves by indulging somewhat freely in intoxicants, and made themselves hoarse by shouting We don't want to fight." WEIGHT'S COAL TAR SOAP (Sapo Carbonis Detergens), Antiseptic, Detergent, Disinfectant. The most healthful, agreeable, and refreshing Toilet Soap in the world. By its daily use, freedom from infectious diseases is secured; the complexion improved; pimples, blotches and roughness removed; and the skin made clear, smooth, and lustrous. In our hands it has proved most effective in skin diseases." TheLa-neet. It is the only true antiseptic soap."—British Modical.Toumal. In Tablets, 6d. and Is. each of all Chemists W.V. WniSHT and Co., South wark-street, London. Fk rBT OBopoDiLES.—JLiving orooodiles are not attractive things for pets, but it is no unusual thing for the officers in the Straits Settlements to keep them for curiosities till, from being ten or a dozen inches in length, they grow to be too large to be pleasant. The muddy rivers of the peninsula swarm with these rep- tiles, which are not uncommon twenty-five and thirty feet in length. They are ferocious creatures, and very pugnacious; a couple of little fellows, when placed upon the fleor of a bungalow, readily attacking and snapping their long jaws at a black counterfeit p of their species, one ef the many carved by the Chinese, who are very able at this kind of work. The large ones are destroyed by the Malays by picketing a live white fowl on the banks of the tidal rivers, with a large hook ingeniously tied beneath its wings. Chains are snapped and ordinary ropes bit in two by these monsters; so the Malays secure to the hook a certain number of loose strands of palm fibre, through which the crocodile's teeth readily pass without des- troying their tenacity, while, beyond the reptile's reach, a strong rope is attached. In the morning it is generally found that the crocodile has taken and gorged the bait, and he is then dragged ashora by a body of men, and despatched—a needful practice in a country where these creatures will seize bathers, or even attack and drag in persons on the banks. In fact, it is a common piece of advice to Europeans in the native sampans or boats not to hang their hands over the sides to let them play in the water, for the reptiles will frequentlv rush at and them.- M. &.F. in Live Stock journal. THE IIAN who enters into the enterpriae of Manufacturing Aerated Drinks, in any district where they are required renders a real service to the public, and no business offers toui a better return tor a comparatively small outlay, "lc those who propose investing in this lucrative business, the first object to ascertain is w bere such a district exists, the next for success is to have the proper Machines and Appli. ancestorproducing the different Waters in the best condi. tiou.—Catalogue and all information sent upon receipt of six stamps to Barnett, Son and Foster, ai*. Forston street, Hoxton, London, N.


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