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DREADFUL COIXIKBY ACCIDENT.âA dreadful colliery explosion is reported to have occurred on Friday evening at the Garswood Colliery, Haydock, near Saint Helen's, belonging to Messrs Bromilow and Co. It is supposed that the explosion was caused by blasting. The only particulars which have come to hand are to the effect that f!.¡ht men were drawn dead out of the pit, some of whom had been burnt to death, and the others suffocated by the choke-damp whilst attempting to escape. It is also said that eight other men were very seriously injured, and four of them are not likely to recover. Another report say-, that the numbers who were drawn up from the pit dead amounted to ten. A LARGE STEAMER SUNK IN THE VICTORIA DOCKS. -Un tsuT.dayat daybreak, a large iron steamer, 2,1)00 tons burthen, called the Indian Empire, belonging to Mr Lungley, the shipbuilder at Depttord, moored off the nouth sbore in the Victoria Docks, was discovered to be in a sinking state. The dock-masters set gangs of labourers at the ship's pumps, and additional pumps were put on board to keep her afloat, but the leak gained so rapidly that she soon went down. On account of her great size, and the difficulty of discovering the where- abouts of the leak, it will be a long time ere she can be raised. The steamer has been lying in the Victoria Docks nearly four years. It will be remembered she was burnt to the water's edge in the river off Mr Lungley's yard under suspicious circumstances. Several thousand pounds were being expended oa her in refitting her out, it was said at the time, for running the blockade, when suddenly she wxt found in flames, and in order to extinguish the tir.) she was scuttled. After some months she was raised a at great expense, and towed into the Victoria Dock, where she was again built up, but has not quitted the dock. STEPHENS, THE HEAD CENTRE.-The Cork Examiner contains the following curious piece of news about Stephens, the 'Head Centre:'â'A clergyman just returned to Ireland from Paris met the celebrated Bead Centre Stephens at the Irish College. He happened to be alone in the reception-room when a visitor came in whom, from the portraits, he recognised to be the gen- tleman concerning whom so much anxiety was felt by the Irish police. Are you the celebrated Mr Stephens?' lie asked. 'Celebrated or not, I am Stephens,' was the reply. The business, which brought him to the college be stated was to find out some convent in which he could place his wife and his sisters-in-law during his absence in America. He stated that he was to leave for New York via Havre on Tuesday, that is a week since, and that he should return in three months. The Sacre Cwur Convent, which is to the rear of the Irish College, was recommended to him as suitable for his purpose, but it was added that it was expensive. L do not mind expense,' was Stebens's remark. The ladies have since, we believe, actually taken up their abode in the convent.' 'A MOONLESS MONTH.'âA correspondent writes to a contemporary as follows :â' The month of February, 1866, which is now gone will be marked in the astronomical calendar as the month which had no full moon. January had two full moons, and March two, but February had none. Of course, this peculiar conjunction of periods which makes the full moon show her face but a few hours before the month comes in, nnd again a few hours after the month goes out, is a rare thing in nature; but how rare, do you suppose, gentle reader? It has not occurred before in your life time, nor oursâ not since the time ot W ashington, nor since the discoverv of America by Columbus no, nor since the Christian era, nor since the fall of Adam, nor since the creation of the world, unless that be placed back myriads of years. And it will not p I occur again, according to the computation of astronomers, for two million and a haf of yearsâ or probably NEVERâfor before that cycle of ages shall be completed, it is our Christian faith that time will be ended, and the solar system be de. stroyed.' SINGULAR ADVENTURE ON LAKE WINDERMERE.â Three persons were thrown into a critical situation on Monday week while rowing on Lake Winder- mere through the sudden illness of one of the party. About seven o'clock two gentlemen, wishing to proceed from Bowness Bay to Waterhead, engaged Richard Robinson, boatman, to convey them there in a sm;dl boat. When nearly half way, and op- posite (Ja'garth Park, one of the gentlemen pro- posed taking an oar; but no sooner had he changed hirf seat and taken the oar than he was seized with a tit, and in his struggles threw himself out of the boat into the lake. The other gentleman, seated in the stein, immediately reached over the side of the boat and caught hold of him by the coat. In so doing, however, he canted the boat on one side, and in a moment it was filled vvith water. At the same instant Robinson, the boatman threw him- self on the opposite side of the boat, which caused it to rignt itself. In this critical state of things it s impossible to get the gentleman into the boat; 1 Robinson, however, managed to work the oars in a I very carelul manner, and the gentleman in the boat '"â¢â¢"retaining his hold of the one in the lake, after much c,!rc andjabou.r they got themselves worked to the ] H strke. "The geiukuiaii who had been so long in WIA:F carried to Troutbeck Bridge, where iioway [wit to .bed, and, soon recovered -his con- s 'smoi^Tiefes. Fortunately fhere- was nó wind on at t^c time the accltfcnf bappeuctf. â¢

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