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THE GUILDHALL LIBRARY.

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THE FATAL FIRE AT NEW YORK.

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THREATENED GENERAL KAFFIR…

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DISTRESS IN SOUTH WALES."

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GUN ACCIDENTS AND THEIR CAUSES.

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MR. J. ANTHONY FRQUDE, M.A.,…

OUR AUSTRALIAN COLONIES.

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PROVINCIAL FREE LIBRARIES.

A ROMANTIC STORY.

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A KLEPTOMANIAC WIDOW LADY.—A klepto- maniac, a widow of good .family and in comfortable circumstances, has been sentenced in Paris to six months'imprisonment. She is believed to have stolen articles from a number of drapers' shops, and was lately detected at the Magasins du Louvre slipping two lace handkerchiefs into her muff. The shopman who saw her do this, and whose attention had been attracted by her restless air, followed her into the street, and asked her wkether she had not forgotten something. She said she had bought nothing, :whereupon he drew out the hand- kerchiefs. She offered to pay for tnem, but he led her to the desk, where she pullet a square of soap and a cosmetic from her pocket. These she at first asserted she had paid for, but aterwards confessed she had stolen. On being askei whether she hac anything else, she replied in negative but t' shopman, on searching her, found six articler, four of them in a false pock*- At her lodging a muff, waterproof, and other'hings from the Boa, Marchá were discovered, amou ting in value to 420. The Magasins du Leuvre, on laming her connection, declined to prosecute, but th Public Prosecutor ù- sisted on proceeding with the^ase. On her trial tte prisoner wept, and her guilt, addiig that she had no need to steh and that she had lot her senses when she did so. ALLEGED TRADE UlON INTIMIDATION.— At the Sheffield Quarter essions an application 1nI made fer the postponement of the trial of Robert Holmshaw, a trade unio secretary, for having ini- midated a grinder name Hibbert. The defendait was committed for triaat the last Quarter Session, but two days before theyommenced it was ascertains! that Hibbert had beer sent to America, his passage being paid, and money Ten to his wife to follow hin with her child. The d* was adjourned last sessions that the Treasury *ght be asked to assist in bringing Hibbert bao but they declined to inter- fere. Under those cblmstanceø it was the intentim of the prosecution t<have gone on with the casein the absence of Hibbc, but a few days "go it 1188 discovered that the Ost important witness left—a man who heard theiefendant threaten Hibbert tlat if he did net disclfge an apprentice he would be smashed "—had ,10 disappeared. The eouniel for the prosecution ;ated. that there was a strong case in point of la against the defendant, but a weak case in poinof fact. He therefore applied that the indictmentmight be placed upon the file until the further ders of the Court. The applica- tion was granted. <| THE PUBLICS AND THE TEMPERANCE II MOVEMENT.—In ^sequence of a letter from a FJ Windsor clergymalto the secretary of the Berks and Bucks Licensed tstuallers' Association, that body has issued the flowing declaration: II We, the licensed victuallers? the Berks and Bucts Protection Association, feelintheimportance and responsibility of our position, ar it being represented to us that our co-operation ?the cause of true temperance is earnestly desired, Id feeling that we may be a great help or a great hi*r&nce, do hereby heartily declare that in all lawful r»ys and by all reasonable means we will seek to .omote temperance, sobriety, and moderation." LADIES are be watches—pretty enough to look at—sweet Ices and delicate bands, but some- what difficult to relate after tbev are set agomg. h. Printed ANDPUBL^by the proprietor, JOHH Coirvrrso* .1 ROBBWTS, at ^General Fruiting Oflice, No. 1, Eben ■i.M Cudinar1 the parish of Saint M«y^s u» ttie Oonjttf e( 12, 18'lI.