FIRES IN EUROPE.
There has been an epidemic of big fires in Europe this week. Besides these were those at Kazan and Nijni-Novgorod in Russia, at the latter of which the city workhouse was burned; many were killed and injured by jumping from the windows; and thirteen were burned to a crisp. Forest files raged near Ferrol, Spain. At Schaerbeck, near Brussels, Belgium, the Ste. Marie market-place and seven adjoining buildings destroyed, with a loss of $50,000. The Estival military equipment factory at Lyons, and a large portion of Concarneau, near Quimper, in Brittany, France, burned Eighteen hundred persons have likewise been rendered homeless through the destruction of 300 houses at Skaleat, in Galicia, Austria. In F’rarn e there have been other bad fires. Round Paris and the northern parts of the country, lightning has caused very many, and the loss of some ten or fifteen lives. A careless peasant at Marche Prime near Bordeaux, while burning weeds, set fire to a pine forest twelve miles long. A more serious forest conilagratian, involving the forests os Luxey, Lipostey, l^boureyre, and Ichoux, department of Landes, which burned for some days doing great damage. In addition to the fire—the second within a day or two at Nijni-Novgorod, the town of Mir, in the province of Vilna, Russia, has been burned. Eighteen lives were lost by the collapse of the walls of a burning building.