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1 XCIE PROSECUTION AT SWANSEA.

THE EVANS WILL SUIT.

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TRADE REPORTS.

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I7KS CKAJCELLOS OF THE EXCHEQliKS!…

LOSS OF A SWANSEA. V

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THE CHARGE OF SHEEP STEALING…

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ImQCKn.Q RAILWAY COLLISION…

A GHOST STOhY OF TO-DAY.

SOUTH WALES INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERS.

-HEAVY SENTENCES ON CRIMINALS.

- A BRISTOL ELOPEMENT.

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THE MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE…

THE CAI'E AND NATAL MAIL JLO-.RVIOE.

FUNERAL OF THE LAIS SEEJSANT…

BEISTOL AND WEST OF ENGLAND…

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THE TaY BHlDGS DI^ASTEE.

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THE TaY BHlDGS DI^ASTEE. Ictcnee contima" to v";2vâl is PnDcee sod tne iiei«hbt>uru^oa aa tue cirenjn- ftarces attenc.tg the te;itio cuca< £ tr&phe éh Briofc become better knevs. People are now b< cinnicp tr. renlise the c-x- ent of the tj!!lB"" aad the ii cotverienco censed by tne i^teiruotton ta through raii wa} coonuiunicat-ou.aa-i iuletregt is Jiievrue a- ed i i a resovery or the bocief of the rir&vng tigers Oa Saturday end Scncay the baLks 01 the river wera crowded with thousands of persons anxiously watching the operations of toe beats. The efforts of the boat .nen are, however, not be-ng rewarded with that amount of success so ardently desired; and, although search operations have now been daily engaged in by nearly 100 boats for eight days, from dbyligbt to dark, but comparatively few badies have been recovered. The weather on Saturday and Sunday, though somewhat cold, was not unfavour- able tor the work. Very painful eoenes continue to be witnessed at the mortuary, especially in caees where the identification is made by a father or a mother, and as traces of decomposition are now becoming more apparent, the body is fre. quently dressed and coffined before being shown to relatives. The first body got on Saturday was that of David Cunningham, a mason, 20 years of age. The remains were found about five hundred yards from the bridge, and were identified by a sister of the deceased. The second body was recovered about noon, and wae at once identified as that of John Laweon, plasterer, aged 25 years, belonging to Newbnrph. Deceased, who has left a widow and two chiioien, h&d been cut of employment fo: ecme months, and waa travelling to Tayport, via Dundee, when he met his death. Only one body -that of Bobert Syme, clerk in the Dundee Royal Hotel and belonging to Bèinburgh-was recovered on Surday. Although the bodies of three females were koobed on Saturday neither of them could be landed. On Saturday and Sunday seven funerals, ore young man bamg burial with military hcnonrf, took place from the mortuary. 'I he retuit of Monday's search was only ere body, that of Robert Fowlea, a mason. At a meeting of the Dandee Harbour Trustees the sum of j £ 100 was granted towards the fund tor the relief of the sufferers by the calami 5. A resolution waa ..ftSas-d aai-nj the North l>riti-h Railw.y Compaq to prose-ec t? re- ocEetruft t 'e bridge with a double liae, rzid t-tatiiig that they wouid favourably consider any pion for k-werirg tne level, £ Lo Pcovoti re- p< riefi thet the railway company proposed that the cei tre of the brirge he ,v oc ^string irèeTP. Tie plans tor the raoonstra^iioa were c-i;i.-Fe-ed iL Dundee on Monaay aigut. lie Ets.r-ch for boci's waa continued on on Tnescay, aLa resulted in three 1:»:i.8 being recovered bringirg the to-al number recovered to 29 The weather was ex- tienieiy cold, intents frost ha.vi. g- set ia, and fewer boats were cut. Mr. Widdeii, contra-jtjr, had a tew trawiing apparatus at work, drawn by a Etc rmcr, and by that means one bo^y was recovereo. that of Wiiliatu Yoitch, 18 years, a oebif etm&Ler in Dundee. Two bodies were recovered fy the wbils boats. One of these wat Macbeth, gur of train, lis was 44 jeaife of age, and unmarried. Hi3 foaturee were nru ly tit, with an expreteion cf &larrn on th-ia, ate lie eyes were tx.d &Ld t;,c&.i. His- w-tjit lac. etoj-t ed at 7.15. T'r. i other uoèy wk of George Ne; a ciear-?r in the railway r.o">pary'e E-i rvice, ^bo travelled cn tbe engine from Lsn- da: R. Be-has left a widow and oub child, who live at St. Andrew's. Arrangements are baing rrp-d'y pushed forward by the contractor for ra-s.ig the sutmergtd girdera. On We-needay tic body of i* mlron wtt fcunc float- irg m the river, two niilee b&tow the bridge, baton lesr-g taken to he mortcary it was faund it hd only been a short tine in the w tter, en-i could not lav*- been one cf the paseergers, TJ. pt ;)t fl'F>Dh of the remains of the broken piars were taken (n Wednesday. The redans of the iron colcrerf show tbfct tho#e on the east fiie gave vrtcy under a compressive strain, whils toose on the weft side had gone by tension. 1 wotteam trawlers were engaged on Thursday teerching the river, but without enooese. Aa atieirpt wae mace to ascertain whtre the bodias are i: g in the :irer. A lady was out in a yat-nt and mesmerised, She painted out a plaae where a body was lying deepiy embedded in ths sand, at- 'd when grapnels wtre used the collar of an ovi ?c.oat was brought up. The ci>irvoyant after- ware* declared that 2v bocies lay underneath the £ itcns. At a epeciii meetirg of ihe Laniee Town ccurcil it was res ilvec to atk the raiiwsty com- T'ST y to build the bridge as a double line, reduc h g the height of the centre giraere to 4U feet above water. rihe KLtth Eri'.isb Railway directors had a sitting ot cvfr two hours anf a halt on ihocsday aften-cc* at which tbe sut jeotoi the re-c :nfetrac- ticn ot tie 'lay Bridge was under consiteraiiou. I' was agreed that ti e Parliamentary solbitor be i: E't-<fd to aptly to Parliament fur the suspeu- fcio: tt the ^tanciiig Orcers, and an Act far re c c11trcctu g the bridge at a lower level, and iA.horn-rag the company to erect a new bridge ¡.. HÃ" the present one, and connected with it e f b to add Eo'iditv to the structure, ae well a3 to ph the n-.pany the advantages tha: would be derived from r. eor--ole line. The cost of re- building the bridge is estimated at £ Cb 000. As a neans of redncii g the htight, it is saege&tad that tic high giroers at the point-where the biidge ccllapeed chould be placed btloT itetsad ot' above tie lirpcfraoa This would make the Egxircum >e'gr>t ot fbe g-rnoture Eixty fee: ireteed i-f t-ghy feet. At the sane meeting is was ir-ciotii'aliy nser/bned that the plane of the Icxthbiicge were beirg c>r;fully reoinsidsred erd that pr-t.ci* g tht- Jesuit ot tho lay Bridge t the directors wi.l only proceed at preaeat wi;h the fcundationa. The promo'ers of the Forth Bridge echime interd applying to the Board of Trace for power to lower the height of the proposed bridge from 150 to 135 cr 14u feet, in view of the Tay Bridge I eiiwer. This wi necessitate the lowering of fhe tcpgcllart maete of lar^e vessels rtaiiag ui.dc-rr ef, -b tho bridge. Tenders for !!> a-d ci-iss I ateri tct the pirccrs of the proposed bridge haire 'I been secured by Hcrr E:"upp' trm. TO TIJE RDIr<)It. i ]R, J err a young; e; guietr, and wi^h to apk this queatior- It the aaes of the ool.neu-13 wd-ou sepport. d the Tay B.j.;ge were fastened to tne litre witti er.rot g hol^mg-down boisa gcifig right through tbfl v hole ttsickno-a of the cc -cro,.e aod brick wo: k forcing those piers a-.a securely fap.tered rtderncx-h, low is it tbat the piers remain irtsct and sbo-e water? It af^ears to me that, if the cohiinn» bad been so fastened to tie piers, ice pie;8 wotua riire been overthrown with I the rrr, ct the brioge en masse, and tbat no vestige rf them would ixw re max to b3 seen. Binrol, in the ion of his tinnees, -ap.iol:. by columns cr upright ejpporte resttug on pisrt,, secured tbeir bates by such h .-ding down bolts, laesirig through the whole, of the masonry or brickwork aud covcr^te c, I the l¿iHF, and they are FtL.r,diyg to tEi,. d "y. 1 coEcluie Iiotu the l»at of the bridge, coium-s. gird err, e.ud all f»">iia? together, that the Tay iincge was eq-1-i.Jy well constructed, and ot the -am- strength ttroagtio-al. And there is no dourt that i- li ordinary eire in. starcts tLe weight alone of the bridge would ba quite sufficient to keep tne baits of the support- ing co;r.wllS in their po.-ir-ioos u?vu the p z! rl. But when there was a great lateral pressure exerted "PCIJ the top of the bridge, as by the ioroe of the wind which occasioned the disaster, anl where the greatest surface was exhibited on which that force could act, then the height of the bridge would act as an enormous lever. No*, if a pitEEUte is applied to one end of a lever, &qq if there be net a sufficiently great counteracting fores at the ether end, that end of the lever must shift. This is what seems to have happened iu tne Clii-e of the lay Bridge. The wind, acting with greater force on the top of tho bricge, by reason of the greater surface there exposed to its force, tuned ttie height of the bridge into a bage lever, wLote whole force was exerted to rstift its base, i.e the bases of the columns. The holding power at the base seems to have been insufficient to resist the pressure applied to the top of tha lever. I think tbat the fact of the bridge falling wbe-o there was the greatest height, and, consequently, the greatest leverage, cod firms my opinion. 1 may be wrong, but I don't think ao.âI anr, JnS. H. Pit I OK. Brynderwen, Neath, Jan 8. SIR.- PerhapB you will allow me to make a remark on the recent disaster. It appears to ma that the lifting icreg of the wind has cot been sufficiently taken into accouut, and this view appears to be borne out by the fact that the gieier which was most destroyed was not that whica ii supposed generally to have actually given w.>.y, viz., that between the third and fourth piers, but thut which was found- near No. 3 pier, U "was sc-rzt broken in seven pluwa witaia less than 1"u feet. Ar.y person who a.¡; witnessed the tctceor a hurxicane ia &wt»r<? of t!l power the vitd possesses of lit ting the roots off baildt lrcir, t c of too frast/rea I c.f the lay Bridge, I imagine that ii is n,>t only lateral pressure which ought to Da ti&eu ints account.â1 aia. &c" X. Ã

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MURDER AND SUICIDE IN SWITZERLAND.…

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IIA RUJi WITH TH&ULAM JitttAN-MiiRE…

APPU NIJMKlsT OF CLERK OF…

THE SP £ ING ASSIZE.".

NLWPOhT SCHOOL B )AS1> Li…