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A POVERTY-STRICKEN BOARD.

LONDON FOGS.

NEW COUNTY-COURT RULES.

THE PHIDIAS STATUE.

ATTEMPTED MURDER AT PESTff.

IAFGHANISTAN.

AFFAIRS OF TURKEY. -

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Referring to the late disastrous collision between the Leon steamer and the Harelda (Spanish steamer), a further telegram has been received from Lisbon stat- ing that the crew of the Harelda (s.) had been landed at Cascaes, and that three men (names unknown) had been picked up by a passing yacht. A contemporary understands that it is the intention of the Government at the earliest possible period to rein introduce to the consideration of the House Lord Selborne's bill, known by the short title of "a Bill to improve the law of conveyancing and of real property," sent down to the House of Commons in June last. This will be the first step in the treat* ment of the English Land Question. Before the Wandsworth police-court, London, Charles Hopkins, coachmaker, has been charged with deserting his wife and children. He said he could not live with her on account of her violent temper, and urged that he was not liable for her support, as she was not legally his wife, he having married his de- ceased wife's sister. A remand was granted to allow of this fact being proved. Two men have been seriously injured by the sudden fall of a long wall, 60 feet high, forming the end of the new Public Hall at Devonport, the roof of which is now being raised. Part of an adjoining chapel and several shops were crushed, and for some hours it was feared many lives had been lost, but this fortu- nately proved not to be the case. Nine gipsies have been charged at the West Kent quarter sessions, Maidstone, with rioting at Horsmon- den in September last. The prisoners sought to assault some Irish hoppickers, attacked the house where they had taken refuge, and injured a police constable and another man who tried to quell the disturbance. Seven were convicted of rioting, and one of them als < of assault. The latter was sentenced to a years' hitid labour, three had four months' and two three months' imprisonment.

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