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TOWH T-A-LIC.

SUMMARY OF PASSING EVENTS.

STOPPAGE OF THE LEEDS BANE.

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FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE.

PRUSSIA.

--THE INSURRECTION IN CANDIA.…

AUSTRIA AND PRUSSIA.

QUARANTINE AT MALTA.

RESIGNATION OF GENERAL LA…

PRUSSIA AND BADEN.

AUSTRIA.

INSURRECTION OF POLISH EXILES…

THE ATLANTIC CABLE.

FRANCE.. , OA

- ITALY.

MEXICO.

'AThlERICA.^r

THE ARMISTICE BETWEEN AUSTRIA…

THE AWFUL FIRE AT ANTWERP.

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THE AWFUL FIRE AT ANTWERP. The Antwerp steamer which has just arrived reports that up to the period of her departure from Antwerp the great fire was still ragiag tremendously. The extent of property in buildings and merchan- dise at present consumed is roughly calculated at from j6200,000 to < £ 300,000. The fire broke out at about seven o'clock on Friday morning in some mer- chants' Btores situate in the Place de W&lborgo, a kind of square fronting the quay, and known as the commercial neighbourhood of Antwerp. The buildings were chieny lofty warehouses filled with merchandise of every description, while in the basement stretched extensive vaults filled with some thousand barrels of petroleum oil, and to the latter may be attributed the consequences that have befallen the city. Ihe first rarige of warehouses attacked were the three belonging to M. Dennis Haine, and by noon the whole of them were in a blaze from end to end. It there reached a magazine or depot where there was storedsome 10,000 barrels of petroleum. The local firemen, police, and military strove every exertion to stay its progress, and succeeded in rolling a great many barrels out of the building on to the quay, but the explosions and vehement fury of the flames compelled them to retreat. During the whole day and night and follow- ing day the conflagration swept on with terrific force. The flaming petroleum from the stores in question poured out in a stream and flowed down into the range of vaults above alluded to, where the larger quantity of petroleum was deposited, and which was all along so much dreaded. The fire then increased in magnitude ten-fold, and explosions that followed shook the whole city, and brought down many houses, while many people are reported to have been killed. The force of the explosions blew in the brick- work of the sewers, into which the burning petro- leum flowed, and by that means found its way into a great many houses in the Rue de Saa's and in many other streets in the locality. The military drove the people out to a place of safety. Among the buildings that were subsequently consumed were the Hdtel do Cobourg, the bonded stores known as the Great Swan and the Little Swan, and a series of others of a commercial character. The engines that were brought into play were perfectly inadequate to contend against so awful a fire. There was only one steam fire. engine there, and that belonged to a private firm at Antwerp. Most of the London fire offices have large insurances on the consumed property.

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