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EXPLOSION f'X BOARD A STEAMER.âTae jjonr.on screw steamer J. M. Strachan, from Newcastle for London, with gas coal, put into Great Yarmouth, on Monday, and landed a seaman named Wm. Fair- brother, who has been terribly injured. Gas g ne- rated from the coal in the hold appears to have exploded, and Fairbrother was much burned. One of his legs was also broken. He was conveyed to the Great Yarmouth Hospital, where he lies in a precarious state. Two oth -r men were also injur"I. The steamer was not much damaged, and proceeded on her voyage. WIFE MURDER IN LIVERPOOL âAt the Liverpool Police Court, on Monday, Robert Chester, a miser- able-looking niiddle-agecl man was brought up charged with having caused the death of his wife on the previous day. It appeared that the prisoner and the deceased lived in Malt-street, Windsor, and that on Sunday afternoon they had been out drink- ing, and when they went home the prisoner had in his possession a shilling, which his wife attempted o get from him. For that purpose she put her arms aroand him, a scuffle ensued and the two fell down a long flight of stairs. At the bottom the prisoner commenced kicking his wife, and then left the house. The unfortunate woman died shortly after- wards. The prisoner was remanded pending the coroner's inquest. DESTRUCTIVE FIRE. â At about two o'clock on Sunday morning a tire broke out in the storehouses belonging to Mr. Hinchliffe, wholesale hay and straw merchant, King's Bench-walk. Wellington street, Borough. The flames originated in the stables, where there were a number of valuable ho:'ses, and these were only rescued with difficulty, some of them being seriously scorched. The five obtained a rapid hold of the storehouses, and from the nature of their contents it at once became evi- L'ent that no portion of the building could be pre- served. The firemen, therefore, "turned their at- tent on mainly to preventing the flames from spreading to the adjacent house-, and in this they were successful. About an hour after the com- mencement of the fire the whole of the building fell in, the front wall and between 40 and 50 tons of burning hay falling outside into the street. S veral of the firemen who were playing on the front of the building at the time had narrow es- capes from being crushed by the falling mass. COMMITTAL FOR ABDUCTION.âTwo men, named Patrick Byan and Kendal O'Brien, have been com- mitted for trial for the abduction of Catherine Hum- phric-s, the step-daughter of a farmer at Longstone, i'.ev.r Ballycohv.âMrs. Ryan, mother of the girl, deposed to having seen nearly sixteen persons about the place, and when she ventured to give the alarm to her husband three or four of the fellows rushed over, caught hold of him, and afterwards assaulted herself. The abduction was carried out before her face, and when the party left she found a number of stones which they had left behind them. Ac- cording to the evidence given by Miss Humphries,, two roys" whom she did not know, entered her mora and demanded that she should get up. She di-t o, and'dressed herself hurriedly. They drove her to Doyle's Hotel, in Tipperary, where they stopped until the afternoon of the same day, when the police arrested Eyan and O'Brien and conducted tho girl home. A servant girl who tried to rescue Mhs Humphries as she was being taken away from the house swore that she was asked by a man who stoo l guard over her whether she would like to see her brains." 'AN ESCAPED LUNATIC.âAt the Brentford Petty Sessions, on Saturday, John Henry Jenkins, a well- dressed man, aged about 45, was brought up on re- mand, charged with being found sleeping in an un- finished house in Cambridge Park, Twickenham, and also with being a lunatic at large. The priso- ner was now identified by Stephen Bentliff, an at- tendant at a private lunatic asylum, kept by Dr. Lowry, at West Mailing, who said he had escaped from aat establishment last Friday. The prisoner, in a.ijwei to the chairman, said he would go back <i'i.eiiy, out denied that he was a lunatic. Some years ag'> he was under a delusion fancying himself to be jiiLas, or John the Baptist, but three years ago the Commissioners of Lunacy said that he ought to be discnarged. He escaped from the asylum by getting over a wall, and when apprehended was on his way to hlS fnends III Wales. The prisoner fur- ther stated that he had been educated in Jesus College, Cambridge, and that his father, the late Rev. George Jenkins, had been chairman of a bench of magistrates in Cumberland for twenty-five years. The first witness, on being recalled, said that the Commissioners saw the prisoner about four months ago. The asylum was visited by the county ma. gyrates every three months. Thos. Arthur Lowry, M.D., was then called, and he produced the autho- rity under which the prisoner was detained, which was signed by the latter's mother, a lady living in Carmarthen. The prisoner had not been discharged, and was not in a fit state to be so. Sometimes he wan more rational than at others. The Chairman, addressing the prisoner, said that, Dr. Lowry hav- ing produced his authority, they were bound to give him up. The prisoner left in oharga of Dr. Lowry and his attendant.

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