A disastroua firo broke oat this moraiug in St. lloche, a guburb of Quebeo, by wbicli 5,000 or C,000 peoplo wcre rendcred hoiuelcss and over 81,000.000 wortfa o!' property destroyed. Tbe fire originatcd in a bakcr's shop, and althoiigh tho troop.- were callee! out and effortB niado to stay its progrese hv blowiog up liousos, all cfforts were unavaiiiog. 'ï'wo .sliips on tliu tocks era aiso burncd. ]-arge nutnbers of the houses dcstroyed belouged to tho bettur olafs, having boen rebuiit alter the firo of 18ül. ïwo meo are missing, and a numhcr of acoidents occurred. The honacloí-g people are bcdh lodged by tho corporation, and Hiero wül bo great distress uniess utsido aid 9 ücceive4.