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ALARMING EXPLOSION IN FAR-RIN

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ALARMING EXPLOSION IN FAR- RIN<i:DON-STREliiT. Between eleven and twelve o'clock on Monday morning an explosion of an alarming character took place on the works in connection with the Holborn Valley Improvement, the force of which shook the houses, and terrified the inhabitants in the immediate vicinity. The scene of the occurrence is at the back of the houses at the north end of Farringdon- street, and stretching from Skinner-street to Turnagain-lane. It appears that on the works nearest Skinner street a vault, which had been closed for some time, and which was formerly occupied by Mr. Hudson, wine merchant of Garliok-hill, was discovered by the workmen. Up to this time it remained unexplored, but at the time mentioned above, two of the contractors' work- men-one a blacksmith and the other a storekeeper— entered it, for what purpose is as yet unexplained. It is supposed that they must have taken a light with them or struck a luoifer while inside. Be this as it may, their absence had not been long observed before a loud report was heard proceeding from the vault, and shortly afterwards the two poør fellows made their way out at the Skinner-street end, very much scorched about the face and arms. Both were at once taken to St. Bartholomew's Hospital, where they had their wounds dressed, and they were afterwards con- veyed to their homes. The most serious part of the calamity was witnessed in Tarnagain -lane which ter- minates the vault, the brick and wood work of which were blown out with considerable force. A man named John Griffiths was passing near this place at the time, and the explosion had the effect of knocking him some distance and felling him to the ground, thereby caus- ing concussion of the hit.),- and ribs. Mr. George Reynolds, reporter of the City Press, who was also passing up Turnagain-lane at the moment was likewise forced down with great violence, aad sustained severe scalp wounds and other injuries, N > time was lost in their removal to the hospital, where they now remain in great suffering. The neighbours assert that a female was struck by a large piaoe of timber while passing, but nothing defiaite as to what became of her could be ascertained. M_

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GARIBALDI AND HIS VOLUNTEERS.